2023 is the Club's 90th anniversary. As part of the celebration we will be holding a club wide member challenge.
Each month members will be provided with a new and exciting challenge to expand their skills set. Challenges will provide a diverse set of opportunities to expand a members knowledge in computers, operating, logging, digital modes and more. The hope is to keep all of the challenges accessible to all license classes. The first few months should be easy. As the year progresses the challenges will get more and more difficult and may require you to acquire some additional equipment. So be sure to check out all of the challenges so you can be prepared.
Challenges may be limited to a specific month while others, like the Elmer-Padawan challenge, may span multiple months. Unless otherwise stated, you may only earn a challenge point one time.
For each challenge a member completes they will receive the indicated number of challenge point(s). Each challenge point will be converted into an additional ticket in a drawing for one fabulous grand prize at the end of the year. Other surprise prizes will be awarded thorough the year. We'll track the progress of the challenge on the club website.
Go on Discord under the ham-challenge-2023 channel Put an announcement out there when you will be sitting next to your 2m rig and what frequency you'll be on. Then wait for a club member to call CQ on that frequency. Earn all the easy Challenge Points.
|Jim - KD8HFX||Tuesday 03/07/23||2200 (After the 2m Net)|
|John - N8KAM as W8GTZ||Tuesday 03/14/23||2000|
|Jim - KD8HFX||Tuesday 03/14/23||2200 (After the 2m Net)|
|John - N8KAM as W8GTZ||Tuesday 03/21/23||2000|
|Jim - KD8HFX||Tuesday 03/21/23||2200 (After the 2m Net)|
|John - N8KAM as W8GTZ||Tuesday 03/28/23||2000|
|Jim - KD8HFX||Tuesday 03/28/23||2200 (After the 2m Net)|
|Bob - W8RFC as W8MRM||Thursday 03/30/23||2000 - 2100|
(Operators must contact KD8HFX to get pre-authorization to use W8MRM license.)
MORE FIELD DAY POINTS TO BE ANNOUNCE LATER
August us here and we need a mystery challenge.
This one is going to be a bit of throwback for some and maybe introduce some of our younger members to what computers were like in the time before the internet.
I spun up a good old-fashion dial-up BBS. Now dial up modems don't actually work that well anymore so you can access this BBS one of two ways.
There you will find a Syncronet BBS hosted by me.
1. Telnet to bbs.kd8hfx.net
2. Point your web browser at http://www.kd8hfx.net/bbs/
How you can earn points.
This is a fun way to spend a warm August evening. Playing with technology from the '80s.
Break out the old packet station and make pass a packet message with W8MRM and Earn 5 Challenge Points
Connect to 144.930 W8MRM-1
Participate in the B.S.A. Jamboree on the Air. Earn 5 Challenge Points for 10 JOTA contacts.
Submit your logs to KD8HFX before November 1st to qualify for points.
The current prize bin consists of:
And more to come.