Featuring The N4UH 2M & 70cm Repeaters Transmitting From Rowan County NC USA – EM95 – ITU Zone 8

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RARS members,

Two interesting operations are happening this weekend!

First: Saturday morning we have our monthly Fox Hunt. Billy, WA4PVI, is the fox. It starts as usual at 9:00 AM local from in front of K & W cafeteria, but for those who can get up earlier, we will have breakfast at the Checkered Flag at ABT 8:00… as usual.

Second: This is NC QSO weekend as sponsored by the Forsythe club. It is a short “contest”, just 10 hours, from 1700 UTC 27 February to 0300 UTC February 28.

See how many counties you can contact. Details , reporting forms etc. can be found at:


Hope to see a bunch on Saturday morning!

Ralph, WB4AQK

Amateur Radio Operators are afforded many different modes of communication, including AM, FM, SSB, and enough digital modes to keep you busy for a lifetime. But each year the ARRL sets aside one whole day to celebrate our hobbies cornerstone mode of communication, good ole CW or Morse Code.

Known as SKN (Straight Key Night) because operators are encouraged to use standard straight keys like the one pictured here. The event begins each year on January 1 at 0000 UTC and continues for 24 hours, ending at 2359 UTC.

So if you want to have a lot of fun on a cold winters evening, why not dust off that old key and make some new friends, or connect with some old ones. If you would like to learn more about this event please visit the following ARRL webpage: [http://www.arrl.org/straight-key-night]