CVARS    K7PG
  The Chehalis Valley
 Amateur Radio Society
A  501(c)(3) Non-profit

      ARRL special service club


Table of Contents (click on topic to go to details):
 QSO Today Academy 
 Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System (APRS) 
 Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®
 Amateur Radio Information 
 RF Exposure Report 
 Morse Code & Telegraph Keys 
 National Traffic System (NTS
 Public Service 
 CVARS Social Media 

QSO Today Academy
 Information — QSO Today Academy coming September 9-10, 2023

Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System (APRS)
 APRS — Bob Bruninga's APRS information site
 ARRL — ARRL's APRS information page — real-time display of APRS and AIS data (centered on Chehalis, WA)

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®)
 ARRL Public Service — ARES, NTS, Field Organizations, Training, etc.
 Washington State ARES 
   —  District 3  City:  Centralia 
                   Counties:  Grays Harbor,   Lewis,   Mason,   Pacific,   Thurston,   East Thurston 
   — Lewis County:  ARES 
   — City of Centralia:  ARES 

Amateur Radio Information
 American Radio Relay League:   licensing, question pools, etc. 
     search for  hamfests & conventions 
     Active Club  Online Primer 
 Anderson Powerpole® Connectors — assembly instructions
  Antenna — PulseLarsen:  "Amateur Antenna Products" 
 Connectors — Molex, PL-259 and Anderson Powerpole connector information
  Heat Shrink Tubing  Sizes Chart 
 Microphone Pinout — Alinco to Astatic radios plus links to other radios
  N1BEC's Solar Power papers:
   — Forward 
   — Solar_1 
   — Pacific Northwest Hamfairs & Events 
   — Western Washington Amateur Radio Licensing Classes, Training Classes & Examination Sessions 
 N0NBH's HF Propagation and Solar-Terrestial Data Website
 PNW DMR —Pacific Northwest Digital Mobil Radio Information pages
 RepeaterBook —North American Repeater Directory.
  Call sign lookup  QRZ  —  ARRL 

RF Exposure Report
 "FCC Exposure Rules Soon to Affect Every US Radio Amateur" — QST, May 2023, pages 64-66
ARRL —  RF Exposure web page 
ARRL —  RF Exposure Calculator 
ARRL —  RF Exposure Calculator Instructions 

Morse Code & Telegraph Keys (Thanks to Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO)
 ARRL — Learning Morse Code links
 Farnsworth timing — explained
 Kock method — learning Morse code at full-speed
 Vibroplex — semi-automatic morse code keys (bugs)
On-the-Air Code Practice
 ARRL W1AW Operating Schedule — Has "slow code" sessions at 5, 7½, 10, 13 and 15 words per minute; "fast code" sessions at 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 words per minute. There are several 1-hour "slow code" or "fast code" sessions daily Monday through Friday.
 West Coast Net (WCN) — is a daily, 10 words per minute, traffic handling net.
 The Noon Time Net — accepts CW check-ins and holds CW practice sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays on 7284 MHz after the 75-meter (3970 kHz) 11:30 AM net.

National Traffic System (NTS)
  ARRL National Traffic System web page
 NTS Training Slides 
 NTS Digital 
 Western Area Traffic Nets 

Public Service
  Active  Amber Alerts 
  National Weather Service —  Seattle,   Portland 

  An overview of radio and television Broadcasting History 
  USC Annenberg's "History of Communication Through Morse Code" 
  North Florida Amateur Radio Society — "Heathkit Fades Away" 
 "The History of the Car Radio" 

CVARS Social Media

Links verified 11/02/2023.

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