YACHT News for Oct. 28
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Y-oung A-mateurs C-ommunications H-am T-eam (all ages welcome)
YACHT NEWS for October 28, 2017
Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team, K8KDZ
Connecting Young Hams, Creating Friendships, Expanding the Voice of Youth in Ham Radio
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NET REVIEW..Thanks to Chris KD8YVJ for taking over in my absence last Saturday. I was enjoying a nice weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. I don't have a list of stations checking in, so if you, Chris, or anyone has a list, please send it to me for my net log.
I will be back as your net control on Saturday, so give me and others a good turnout of stations.
SPECIAL LIVE I.S.S. CONTACT WITH KC9ZJX AS CONTROL OP... This is a special video of all the questions asked of the ISS astronaut by students at Chiddix Middle School in Bloomington, IL. It runs 10 min. Watch it all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zwXS1D2EZw
TV station video below.
BIG CONTEST WEEKEND... The CQ Worldwide SSB DX Contest is on top for this weekend, and a number of YACHT members will be busy on the HF bands. If you can spare a few moments on Sat. evening for the YYN, let us know how you're doing. After the contest, post your totals on online, facebook, or send me an email and I'll include it in next week's YACHT NEWS.
INTERVIEW WITH CAROLE PERRY AND RUTH KM4LAO... I found this video taken at the Michigan HamCon in October. https://youtu.be/XKIxMMVlHL4
YACHT FACEBOOK PAGE ALMOST AT THE CENTURY MARK... With the addition of Michael ZS4MJB from Kroonstad, South Africa, we are currently standing at 98 facebook members. Our page was started on Jan. 1, 2017, and here we are 11 months later. We should reach 100 soon. Who will it be?
YACHT MEMBER CONTACTS ISS...Dhruv KC9ZJX #136 just recently organized and gave his school the awesome opportunity to contact the International Space Station. Watch the video from their local TV station http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/students-contact-astronauts-with-ham-radio/843145494
HAM RADIO POSSIBILITIES... Check out this RSGB video on the multitude of things you can do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stvnzObtkI4
HAM RADIO YOUTH EVENT... Try and join us on Sat. Nov. 4 at 1pm CST (still daylight savings time). I will be set up at a youth Science event at Stephenson Public Library in Marinette, WI just across the state line from me. We will demonstrate ham radio and give the kids an opportunity to talk to some Hammies in South Africa via the monthly Hammies/YACHT youth net at 1pm. It would be great to have some of our stateside members as well available to talk with our youngsters and give them their first exposure to ham radio. Last year's demo was well received. Time of the Science event will be 1 - 3pm.
YOUNG HAM AT PACIFICON... Watch this video of a 10 year old ham KM6KUH running their special event station https://www.facebook.com/ARRL.org/videos/10155272761552408/
TWO YEAR OLD SALUTES FALLEN OFFICER... https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/10156472495088812/
73, Will be looking forward to hearing many of you on Saturday. There are still some of you who have yet to check in to the YYN, or have not done so in recent weeks. You are an important and valued member of YACHT. We want to hear from you.
73 and have a good last weekend of October. HAPPY HALLOWEEN !
Ed Engleman KG8CX