Arthur here with some updates.
We had a great time with the Collegiate QSO Party and managed to get a good handful of contacts, despite our antenna challenges. Will share our score results once we receive them!
This upcoming week is the ARRL School Club Roundup. W8LT will have the hamshack open Monday Oct 17 – Friday Oct 21.
If you’re interested in joining us at the hamshack for SCR, add your name to this When2Meet (only select timeslots that have “Shack Open” in the Available column).
To coincide with SCR, we’re having a Zoom meeting Monday Oct 17 @ 7PM. Anyone is welcome to join us on Zoom! A couple W8LT members will be at the shack to give a quick virtual tour and answer any questions/advise new club members. This will be a casual meeting to encourage folks to join us at the shack for SCR!
If you have any questions or issues with the links, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m hoping to see more folks in the hamshack next week for School Club Roundup!
We never announced last year’s Collegiate QSO Party results. For 2021 we made 3rd place with 222 points (and beat Michigan). Let’s see how well we do this year!
This coming Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 1-2) W8LT will be participating in the Collegiate QSO Party. You can sign up here if you want to join us in the hamshack.
We’ll be fighting various circumstances which might put us at a competitive disadvantage.
For one, we haven’t been able to repair the 40m dipole yet, so we’ll only be able to get on bands the hex beam can reach.
Our timeframe will also be confined by gameday tailgating & traffic on Saturday. We’ll get to Bevis at 7AM, but won’t be able to stay long Saturday afternoon.
With all those challenges in mind, I still expect this weekend to be a fun time. I bet we’ll get a good amount of contacts.
If you have any questions about this weekend, email me at email@example.com.
W8LT made a total of 94 contacts over the weekend of the 2021 Collegiate QSO Party. We made contacts with Costa Rica, Italy, and Slovenia on top of the usual domestic contacts.
Larry, Marcel, Victoria, Arthur, and Rocky volunteered their time to make this happen. Thank you for helping us keep the club going!
We will update everyone with results once scoring is completed. Looking to hold on to that top collegiate score spot!
Welcome back to OSU! Or welcome for the first time 🙂
Our officers and advisor were camped out on the Oval from 4-7 PM for the Fall Student Involvement Fair this past Sunday. It was searingly hot (and crowded) but completely worth it as we handed out fliers and showed off our radio setup.
We hope that incoming and returning students enjoyed the event and the opportunity to connect with all kinds of student orgs.
The involvement fair was just the start for us – Our club will be meeting bi-weekly (with some extra weekend dates) all semester! Future meetings are still being planned so we don’t overlap with other organization times. Our first meeting is fully planned and ready though! Join us on September 7 at 7 PM in Caldwell Laboratory Room 277. We’ll give a small presentation to introduce the basics of Amateur Radio and what can be done with it. Additionally, we want to get to know all of you and find out what you want to do with the club this year!
Had a great time at our first-ever transmitter hunt! With over a square mile to search, the 1st of 3 teams found the transmitter in just 20 minutes! All 3 teams found the transmitter within the hour, making this a very successful hunt!
Congratulations to our 10 newly-licensed hams! Tuesday’s exam session was a success, with 10 people passing their Technician exam. Looking forward to seeing some new faces in the hobby!
We had an awesome Transmitter Hunting Workshop this Tuesday! After scouring The Oval for about an hour, we successfully found the transmitter, even with the pesky reflections from the nearby buildings. Looking forward to our full-scale hunt soon!
Thanks for the amazing turnout at our 2019 Winter School Club Roundup! Congrats to Carmen, Deep, Jonah, and Mike for landing their first-ever QSOs!