Featured on the RAWNY Information Net – January, 2017

As part of a supplement to the RAWNY Information Net, (which can be heard each Monday evening at 7:00 pm EST (0000 UTC) on the WA2HKS repeater at 444.000, the W2EUP repeaters at 146.910, and 224.820, and the AB2UK repeater at 29.680 in the Western New York area) any specifically mentioned videos, website links, documents, or other items discussed on the net will be featured here.

The following items were discussed on the RAWNY Information Net for the month of January, 2017.

Winter Field Day
January 21th – 23th 2017 from 1900 UTC (2:00 pm EST) Saturday until 1900 UTC (2:00 pm EST) Sunday .
Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns. The event, which got its start in 2007, is not restricted to North America as is the regular ARRL Field Day event. All Amateur Radio operators around the world are invited to participate, and there are three entry categories — indoor, outdoor, and home. The rules are similar to those for ARRL Field Day. Operation will take place on all HF bands except 12, 17, 30, and 60 meters, as well as on VHF, UHF, and satellite. The event runs 24 hours. US and Canadian stations exchange call sign, operating category, and ARRL or RAC section.
More information can be found by clicking the following link: Winter Field Day Association Web Site


ARRL January VHF Contest
January 21-23, 2017
This contest is a great way to beat some of the wintertime doldrums while taking part in a really fun contest especially for those who are limited  This annual event begins at 1900 UTC on Saturday, January 21, and it wraps up at 0359 UTC on Monday, January 23.

The objective for amateurs in the US and Canada (and territories) to work as many stations in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, using frequencies above 50 MHz — often while trying to stay warm. Contest contacts may be made using SSB, CW, digital modes, and even FM simplex.

The January VHF Contest offers Single-Operator and Multioperator categories. What’s really cool about this contest are the three Single-Operator categories, inviting to newcomers and seasoned VHFers alike: FM-only, 3-Band (50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 440 MHz), and Portable.

Getting on the VHF/UHF bands is not hard. Technician licensees have access to all amateur bands above 50 MHz.

More information can be found by clicking on the following link: ARRL January VHF Contest