W1YU News You Can Use - 11/16/21

November 16, 2021


RF Modulation, building an AM Transmitter:
a W1YU-CEID Workshop

At this week’s CEID Wednesday Workshop, members of W1YU, the Amateur Radio Club at Yale will present a workshop, “RF Modulation, building an AM Transmitter,” which will explain the fundamentals of how radio transmitters work.

Participants will learn about different types of radio modulation and then will build a low power transmitter that can broadcast music or speech to a nearby AM radio.

The workshop has been sold out, however members of W1YU who wish to assist in the presentation should contact AB1DQ, James Surprenant at james.surprenant@yale.edu  to volunteer.

If you can’t make it to  CEID on Wednesday…

Mark your calendar and plan to join the Meriden Amateur Radio Club Tech Net on Thursday when AB1DQ, James Surprenant will repeat the presentation.

Join us via Zoom at 8:00 PM EST…


W1YU Net Control Operators Sought

W1YU is seeking members interested in volunteering to be net control operator for the Tuesday night Yale Net. 

The Yale Net is currently the longest running continuous weekly Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative held each Tuesday night at 8:00 pm local Eastern time on the W1SPD 2 meter repeater also accessible via the Echolink NEW-ENG Conference Node 9129.  Volunteers are needed to take the net one week per month.

Being a net control station is surprisingly easy and fun.  Looking for a new challenge?  Eager to help out your W1YU?  All you need is a 2M handheld or access to the internet and the initiative to serve. 

Contact W1YSM, Ed Snyder, w1ysm@arrl.net for more information or to volunteer.


Special Event Station Highlight

11/17/2021 | 2021 Hammarlund Radio Hullabaloo

Nov 17-Nov 19, 0800Z-2000Z, W4H, Mars Hill, NC. High Appalachian Mountain Amateur Radio Society. 7.250 14.250 14.045 14.071. QSL. Jerry Robinson, P.O. Box 366, Mars Hill, NC 28754. www.hamars.club

Contest Highlight

ARRL November Sweepstakes - phone
Nov 20 2100Z – Nov 22 0259Z

Contest Objective: To support amateur self-training in radiocommunications, including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs. Stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) exchange information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.