W1YU News You Can Use - 11/30/21

November 30, 2021


Yale Physics professor and W1YU faculty member Steve Lamoreaux KZ1S explains the physics of football on ESPN.

NFL television analyst Tony Romo has nothing on Yale’s own Steve Lamoreaux, KZ1S, professor of physics, and member of Yale’s Wright Lab.  In a segment that aired on ESPN’s NFL Countdown on November 21, Steve explained the science (trigonometry essentially) on the “chase down” also known as “hawking.”

If you missed it, you could see the video online here: https://vimeo.com/649125283/c82d7ac132

VE Session - December 31, 2021 at the Meriden Amateur Radio Club, Wallingford, CT.

Looking to sit for your Technician license exam or upgrade your ticket during the holiday season?  The Meriden Amateur Radio Club, an affiliate of W1YU, will be holding a VE session on Saturday December 11 at 9:00 am at the Yalesville firehouse Emergency Management building at 143 Hope Hill Road in Wallingford.

W1YU Net Control Operators Sought

W1YU is seeking members interested in volunteering to be net control operator for the Tuesday night Yale Net, the longest contiguously running weekly collegiate ham radio net.

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.

News from Amateur Radio Newsline

In the US, hams are preparing the 23rd edition of Ham Radio University which will once again be held virtually. Registration for the full day of forums begins in December. HRU is set to take place on the GoToWebinar platform on January 8th. For details as the agenda develops, visit www.hamradiouniversity.org

Visit Amateur Radio Newsline at https://www.arnewsline.org/ for all of the latest amateur radio news.  You can also tune in to hear HRN broadcast over the W1SPC 2M repeater in Woodbridge every Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm local time.


Special Event Station Highlights

12/04/2021 | Christmas in Bethlehem

Dec 4, 1200Z-2359Z, W9WWI, Bethlehem , IN. Clark County ARC of Indiana. 14.240. QSL. W9WWI , P.O. Box 201, Sellersburg, IN 47172. The Clark Co. ARC will host Christmas in Bethlehem (Indiana that is). We will be operating SSB on HF Multiple bands. Send requests to CC ARC P.O. Box 201 Sellersburg Indiana. Wishing all to have a safe enjoyable Christmas season, Chanukah or Kwanzaa. https://www.facebook.com/W9WWI/

12/03/2021 | W2W Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Dec 3-Dec 13, 1300Z-2200Z, W2W, Baltimore, MD. Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum. 14.241 14.041 7.241 7.041. Certificate & QSL. W2W-Pearl Harbor, P.O. Box 1693, MS 4015, Baltimore, MD 21203. Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum (ARCNEM) will operate W2W in commemoration of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day and the role of electronics in WWII. Primary operation will be Dec 3-Dec 7 with additional operation possible during the Dec 8-Dec 13 period as operator availability permits. Operation on 80M (3.541, 3.841) and digital modes possible during event. Frequencies +/- according to QRM. QSL and Certificate available via SASE; details at http://www.ww-2.us

Source: https://www.arrl.org/special-event-stations

Contest Highlights

2200 03 DEC – 1559 UTC 05 DEC 2021 UTC

OBJECTIVE: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange information with W/VE amateurs on 160-meter CW.
BANDS & MODE: Use only CW on the 1.8 MHz band
CONTEST EXCHANGE: W/VE stations send a signal report and their ARRL/RAC Section. DX stations send a signal report.
LEARN MORE: https://contests.arrl.org/ContestRules/160M-Rules.pdf

K1YSN Slow Speed Test | 2000 – 2100 03 DEC 2021
Members of the K1USN Radio Club, who are also members of the CW Operators’ Club (CWops), run a one-hour slow speed CW “contest,” called the SST.  For those who prefer a more leisurely CW pace or are new CW operators or contesters, this just might be what you’re looking for! http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html