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A February webinar will discuss amateur radio and AUXCOM support to the US Department of Defense.

On Thursday, February 18, at 0100 (the evening of February 17 in North American time zones), the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will host a Zoom call to discuss amateur radio and AUXCOM support to the US Department of Defense. During this presentation, the NETCOM representative will discuss the authorities for these operations; upcoming DOD exercise opportunities for 2022 where outreach to the amateur radio/AUXCOM community will be a primary training objective; use of the five 60-meter channels, and the concept for the types of amateur/AUXCOM outreach.

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Richland County Emergency Services Department CERT Initiative

David Bagwell, W4DZF, is Division Captain at Richland County Emergency Services Department and is spearheading a new initiative to build a volunteer communications CERT group to support emergency services in Richland County.

So, what is CERT?

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ARRL World Wide Digital Contest | New Ham Radio Contest

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The ARRL has announced a new worldwide radio contest – the ARRL World Wide Digital Contest. It will take place during the first full weekend in June every year and feature FT8 and FT4 digital modes. Yes, you heard that right. The Amateur Radio Relay League has created a contest for all the FT8 and FT4 digital fans across the world.

More information at QRZ.com https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/arrl-announces-new-world-wide-digital-contest.800341/

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SC QSO PARTY EXPEDITION LOCATION

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. The SC QSO Party is Saturday 2/26/2022 and the Columbia Amateur Radio Club is again a highly sought-after bonus station. Want to experience the SC QSO Party? We will have several stations operating as Expeditionary in Chesterfield County about 25 minutes from Camden. Our location will be providing QSOs for 4 counties which will provide plenty of opportunities for you to get on the air.

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ISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) Event 2/7-8

Send captured images to [email protected] for posting. Good luck and happy hunting.

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40AH Li-ion Battery Project

Today I started a new build project that I think others may want to consider. A 40AH Lithium Battery kit for portable operations. Why a kit and not buy a ready-made battery? Considering the costs of new batteries I found kits and parts to build a portable battery for less than have the price of a ready-made battery. Yes, less than half the price.

So, what’s in the kit?
1 12V 3S7P Rechargeable Battery Box Pack with 40A BMS+Charger+Holder Pack+DC Cable
21 3.7V 6800mah 18650 Flat Head Top Li-ion Red Rechargeable Batteries

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Excellent reference to keep handy for CW and JS8Call

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