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Upcoming Hamfests

Huntsville Hamfest
Huntsville, AL
August 19

Shelby Hamfest
Shelby, NC
September 1-3

Augusta Hamfest
Grovetown, GA
September 16

Stone Mountain Hamfest
Lawrenceville, GA
November 4


Annual On-Air Meeting

The annual on-air meeting of the GSSA will be Tuesday July 25th at 7 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and board members for the upcoming year. There will be no regular roll call that evening as the secretary will call the dues-paid roster until a quorum is met. Motions and nominations will then take place until the offices are filled. In the event more than one person is nominated for an office there will be a combination e-mail/paper ballot vote taken over the next few weeks. YOU MUST BE A DUES PAID MEMBER TO VOTE. Now is the time to look at the membership roster to see if you and your e-mail address are current! Current officers are listed under the "officers and net info" tab down the left side of this page.


Geritol Net Lunch!

The Georgia Geritol Net will have a luncheon Tuesday the 25th in Greensboro, Georgia at The Yesterday Cafe. All are invited, but let Charles K4GK know so enough seating will be available. See you there!



K2BSA Will Be On the Air During National Scout Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America station K2BSA will be on the air during the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, July 18 to July 28, from the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. The K2BSA operation will demonstrate Amateur Radio to several thousand Scouts and fulfill the Radio merit badge requirement for QSOs.

“We need you on the other end of the contact,” the BSA announcement said.

All information for making a contact with K2BSA during the Jamboree is on the K2BSA website. It lists frequencies, repeaters, EchoLink, and D-Star options. K2BSA will also publish live updates on Facebook and Twitter of active frequencies. K2BSA will host a nightly net at 2330 UTC (7:30 PM ET) on EchoLink Conference Node *JAMBO*. You can also access the net via the repeaters at the Summit.

The Scout campers plan to launch at least one balloon from the Jamboree that are expected to navigate around the globe. Post-launch online tracking is available. The Jamboree Logbook has information on how to request QSL cards. An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an International Space Station crew member has been scheduled too, date and time pending.

-ARRL Letter




The optical effects of an eclipse are relatively obvious and well-understood. Partial solar eclipses are fairly common and lunar eclipses even more common. Not many of us have witnessed totality, but most people have seen some type of eclipse. What very few people have observed is the effect an eclipse has on radio propagation. As you might imagine, this level of change coupled with a major solar event has the ham radio community pretty excited. Read all about the upcoming August 21st event here.

-Nuts & Volts magazine




Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway

June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which continues through November 30. In an average season, based on data from 1981 to 2010, 12 named tropical cyclones should be expected, with 6 of these reaching hurricane intensity, and 3 developing into major hurricanes.

“This outlook is a general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season,” the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center says. “It is not a seasonal hurricane landfall forecast, and it does not predict levels of activity for any particular location.”

The official NOAA 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates a 45% probability of an above-normal season, a 35% probability of a near-normal season, and a 20% probability of a below-normal season. This outlook calls for between 11 and 17 named storms. This already includes the pre-season Tropical Storm Arlene, which occurred in April. Of these named storms, between five and nine of them could reach hurricane intensity, with between two and four of these becoming major hurricanes — Category 3 or above.

Here are the names for 2017 Atlantic Storms: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, and Whitney.

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center points out that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook is produced in collaboration with hurricane experts from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Hurricane Research Division (HRD). The Atlantic hurricane region includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.




Byron Fall Tailgate

The Byron Tailgate will be held on September 9, 2017 from 8AM to Noon.
It will be at the Peach Shops at 311 Hwy 49 in Byron GA.
There are no admission or setup fees.
Everybody is invited!





Excellent promotional video for Ham Radio

-Radio Society of Great Britain


Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Look at this "history" of ham radio through the eyes of the ARRL, an interesting read!


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nightly at 7:15 PM Eastern on 3982.5 mHz

Georgia Cracker Radio Club Newsletters from the past Provided by WA4IQU and ND4XE
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