Handiham World Update for September 15, 2023

Things continue to be very busy in the Handiham Program office! LaToya was not able to return from her leave, so we are now searching for another administrative assistant. It will sometimes take longer than usual to process payments and class applications during this time, but they will be processed as quickly as possible!

I will be out of the office over the next seven days taking some much needed vacation after Radio Camp. Because we don’t currently have an administrative assistant, there will be no one to respond to phone calls or emails next week.

We had a great time at Radio Camp last week! We had lots of new campers and volunteers this year, which made it even more fun. You can put September 4th through 11th on your calendar for next year and start planning to join us for a fun week of ham radio activities and fellowship with other Handiham members. To join us for the 2024 Radio Camp, just send an email to handiham@allina.com, and I will put you on the list for an application.

Jerry, W0UH, our net manager, would like to invite you to check into the Handiham Radio Club net. We have several net control stations who faithfully keep the net running smoothly and provide interesting conversation each day. The Handiham Radio Club sponsors daily nets at 11:00 am Central time and on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Central time on the Handiham Conference Server. Please join us as often as you can! It’s a great time to get together with other hams throughout the world and enjoy some good conversation.

If you have already completed the intermediate level Morse code class or if you can copy around 13 words per minute, I invite you to join us on September 25th for a two semester advanced Morse code class. We will be taking students from 13 to around 20 words per minute. The class will run two semesters with a long break between semesters. If you are interested in this class, please contact me right away to complete your application. I will be back in the office on Saturday, September 23rd, and I can complete your application over the phone.

The new 2023-2027 General Class question pool is available on the website in text, docx, Mp3, and DAISY format. On September 27th, we will also be starting a two-semester General Class license class. If you are interested in joining us for this class, please send an email to handiham@allina.com to complete your application. This class will be in the same format as the two-semester Technician Class we just finished with interactive Zoom classes along with class recordings and handouts sent via email to students each week. I will be back in the office on Saturday, September 23rd, and I can complete your application over the phone.

The Handiham Radio Club is getting radio active! We will have our next monthly meeting on October 1st at 3:00pm Central Time. The Zoom link will go out to the radio club Groups.io list. If you have not yet joined the Handiham Radio Club, all current members of the Handiham Program are eligible to join. Just send an email to handiham@allina.com to let me know you want to be put on the email list for the club. Staying on that list allows you to keep up with everything that is happening in the club.

We put out a new Handiham Program merchandise order that includes tote bags, t-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, stickers, patches, and dog bandanas. If you didn’t get it, that means you probably are not subscribed to the Handiham Notify email list. If you are interested in ordering, please let me know. And if you are a member in need of subscribing to the Handiham Notify email list, please let me know that as well!


Lucinda AB8WF