Handiham World Update for February 7, 2022

It’s February, and here in Minnesota, we still have plenty of cold and snow to go around. We can start dreaming of spring, however, and any antenna upgrades you want to do for your station. Winter is not a good time to climb on anything for antenna work!

Due to some unexpected technical issues, the only reliable way to reach the Handiham Conference right now is via Echolink or over the air on an Echolink connected repeater. Both DMR and AllStar are not working at this time. We are grateful to the volunteers who are working to get everything up and running again. Stay tuned for updates!

In just a few more months, on April 30th, the Handiham Program will be 55 years old. It’s an exciting milestone, and Pemdy and I are busy planning a lot of fun activities for members to participate in throughout the year including a couple of special event station activities. Stay tuned for more details!

We are three weeks into the virtual Extra Class, and the students are finding that it is keeping them rather busy. Even with a 16 week class, there is a lot of material to cover each week. This class takes place on Wednesday evenings and covers all the material for the Extra Class license. Students will get weekly handouts along with the questions covered in that week’s class to aid them in their studies.

If you are interested in the intermediate level Morse code course starting February 21st, registration is closing very soon for that class. The instructors are busy getting their materials ready to help students increase their sending and receiving speed while participating in lively class sessions. You can reach out to Pemdy if you would like to join in the fun. This course runs for 13 weeks with Tom, KB8TYJ, Jim, KE5AL, and John, W2QCY, as your instructors.

We hope you have a great week,

Lucinda and Pemdy