Handiham World Update for December 6, 2021

It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that I announce that my mother, Janet Moody, KD8RPQ, is a silent key. She lost her battle with COVID on Saturday, December 4th. I will be out of the office most of this week.

The Handiham Program office will be closed for the annual holiday break from December 24th through January 7th. If you have things you need before the end of the year, please reach out right away.

Due to ongoing problems with the Handiham AllStar setup, please use alternate ways to connect to the Handiham Radio Club nets. The best way is via Echolink with DMR as an alternative. We are thankful for some very helpful volunteers who are working on finding a solution to the AllStar issue and hope to have it up and running soon.

If you are interested in taking the Intermediate Morse Code class or the Extra Class license course, we are planning to run both next year. The Extra Class course will start the end of January, and the Intermediate Morse Code course begins in late February. You can reach out to Pemdy to get your name on the lists for an application when they are ready. Because of everything we have to cover for the Extra Class, that course will run a full 16 weeks, so keep that time commitment in mind. The Intermediate Morse Code course will be 13 weeks in length.

We held our 11th Basic Morse Code class tonight. After learning all the characters during the first 8 weeks of class, students are now working on increasing their ability to copy and send Morse code through practice QSOs. The General Class was cancelled for this week. Next week, the General Class will cover safety. It’s hard to believe that we are nearly done with both classes already!

We hope you have a great week,

Lucinda and Pemdy