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ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST (14 May 2022)

Mike Henry
 

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST (14 May 2022)

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test on May 14, 2022. This annual event is open to all licensed amateur radio operators and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is an interoperability exercise between hobbyist and government radio stations.

The AFD Crossband Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.

Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.

The following stations will be making two-way radiotelephone contacts with stations in the ARS between the time periods listed on the frequencies listed in Kilohertz below.

AAZ / FT HUACHUCA, AZ
1500Z - 2359Z 5,330.5 kHz USB 14,579.0 kHz USB 18,211.0 kHz USB

AAC / BARROW ARMY RESERVE CENTER, KY (USB + RTTY) 1100Z - 2259Z 5,346.5 kHz USB 6,968.5 kHz USB 13,963.5 kHz USB

AAN / U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, CO
1300Z - 1800Z 5,357.0 kHz USB 6,970.5 kHz USB 14,550.5 kHz USB

AAU / HQ US ARMY GARRISON FORT KNOX, KY (USB + RTTY) 1400Z - 1800Z 5,346.5 kHz US 7,493.5 kHz USB 14,441.5 kHz USB 18,281.5 kHz USB

ABH / SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI
1900Z - 0200Z 14,512.5 kHz USB 18,254.0 kHz USB

ADB / CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA
1500Z - 2400Z 14,487.0 kHz USB 20,994.0 kHz USB

AAM046 / NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA
1500Z – 2400Z 5,346.5 kHz USB 6,897.5 kHz USB
20,997.0 kHz USB
13,538.5 kHz USB

AFM4NPD / NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MID-SOUTH, MILLINGTON, TN 1200Z – 2000Z 4,575.0 kHz USB 7,540.0 kHz USB 15,807.0 kHz USB 20,740.0 kHz UBS

AAM3D / DISA CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE, FT MEADE, MD 1300Z - 2000Z 5,403.5 kHz USB 13,509.0 kHz USB 18,272.5 kHz USB

WAR / PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC (USB + CW + RTTY) 1200Z - 2400Z 5,357.0 kHz USB 7,357.0 kHz USB 13,910.5 kHz USB 20,920.0 kHz USB

AIR / ANDREWS AFB
1200Z - 2359Z 4,517.0 kHz USB 7,305.0 kHz USB 15,807.0 kHz USB 20,740.0 kHz USB

AGA2SY / HANCOCK FIELD, NY
1200Z - 2359Z 4,575.0 kHz USB 7,540.0 kHz USB 13,993.0 kHz USB

AGA5SC / SCOTT AFB, IL
1600Z - 2300Z 7,305.0 kHz U 7,915.0 kHz USB 14,832.0 kHz USB 27,736.0 kHz USB

AGA5TR / TRAVIS AFB, CA
1600Z - 2359MARSZ 4,017.0 kHz USB 7,329.0 kHz USB

MARSRADIO /
1400Z –0100Z 4,557.0 kHz USB 7,460.0 kHz USB

MARSCOMM /
1400Z – 0100Z 4,448.5 kHz USB 6,994.5.0 kHz USB

NBKJ / USS YORKTOWN PATRIOTS POINT, SC
1300Z - 2200Z 4,027.0 kHz USB 7,360.0 kHz USB
13,996.0 kHz USB 14,606.0 kHz USB 14,877.0 kHz USB 14,438.5 kHz USB
14,411.0 kHz USB

NEPM / USS IOWA BB 61 LOS ANGELES, CA (USB + CW) 1400Z - 2359Z 4,018.0 kHz USB 5,371.5 kHz USB 7,360.0 kHz USB 13,506.5 kHz USB 18,639 kHz USB 20,518.5 kHz USB

NIIW / USS MIDWAY CV-41 SAN DIEGO, CA (USB + CW + RTTY) 0001Z – 1401Z 4,003.5 kHz USB 5,403.5 kHz USB 7,357.0 kHz USB 14,383.5 kHz USB 18,293.0 kHz USB

NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE, IN (USB + CW) 1200Z - 0300Z 3,325.0 kHz USB 6,913.0 kHz USB 9,988.5 kHz USB 13,974.0 kHz USB

NSS / US NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MD (USB + CW) 1300Z - 0200Z 4,038.5 kHz USB 5,330.5 kHz USB 7,533.5 kHz USB 9,947.0 kHz USB 14,487.0 kHz USB

NAF / NEWPORT NAVAL RADIO STATION MUSEUM NEWPORT, RI (USB + CW) 1300Z - 2300Z 7,498.5 kHz USB 14,463.5 kHz USB

NMC1/ US COAST GUARD BASE ALAMEDA, CA
1700Z - 2359Z 7,351.5 kHz USB 14,459.5 kHz USB

SCHOOLHOUSE/ SAVANNAH CYBER TRAINING CENTER SAVANNAH, GA 1200Z - 1900Z 5,371.5 kHz USB 7,431.5 kHz USB 13,528.5 kHz USB

An AFD message will be transmitted utilizing the Military Standard (MIL-STD) Serial PSK waveform (M110) followed by MIL-STD Wide Shift FSK (850 Hz RTTY) as described in MIL-STD 188-110A/B. Technical information regarding these waveforms is provided at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pYDj7kQbm-QAyY4RPtx0dOXKohjaEjq9?usp=sharing

The AFD Sec Def Message will also be sent in Continuous Wave (CW) mode and Radio Teletype (RRTY) at 1400Z and 2000Z on the frequency designated below.
AAZ: MILSTD110
AAU: MILSTD110
AAC: MILSTD110/RTTY AAM046: MILSTD110
ADB: MILSTD110
WAR: MILSTD110/RTTY/CW AAM3D: MILSTD110
NEPM: RTTY
NWVC: CW
NIIW: MILSTD110/RTTY/CW
14,579.0 kHz USB 14,441.5 kHz USB 13,963.5 kHz USB 13,538.5 kHz USB 20,994.0 kHz USB 13,910.5 kHz USB 13,509.0 kHz USB 13,506.5 kHz USB 13,974.0 kHz USB 14,383.5 kHz USB For those who wish to document their contacts with a QSL card, go to https://www.usarmymars.org/events and complete the request form.


Re: Testing

Jim Jenkins
 

Seems to be working here

Jim

AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Buffington N4POD
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:50 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Testing

 

KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Testing

Gary Stickel
 

RR here!


G --------------

On Mar 31, 2022, at 1:49 PM, Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:


KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Testing

Deyo, Robert
 

S9 with qrm (kids)
K4MBZ Rob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: Testing

Sharron Fritts <ssfritts@...>
 

I got it,too.



On March 31, 2022, at 1:49 PM, Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:


KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Testing

 

Good here as well.




Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: "Jeff Buffington N4POD via groups.io" <jeffn4pod@...>
Date: 3/31/22 1:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Testing

KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.

--
Richard Meyer - W8CNY


Re: Testing

Bob Loving
 

AOK in Maryville, Jeff.

Bob K9JU


On Thursday, March 31, 2022, 04:26:36 PM EDT, Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <km4ojk@...> wrote:


I can't hear a damn thing. 


Re: Testing

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

I can't hear a damn thing. 


Re: Testing

Mike Boyle
 

Copy here. KO4KYC

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On Mar 31, 2022, at 14:44, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:


Been working on my end also........no problems sending or receiving



--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Testing

 

Been working on my end also........no problems sending or receiving



--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Testing

Tom Massingale
 

Received email. 


On Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 1:49 PM Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:
KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Testing

KB4TV-John Kiley
 

Good here!


On Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 2:00 PM W4SSF <1stanswanson@...> wrote:
It's working here.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 1:49 PM Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:
KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Testing

W4SSF <1stanswanson@...>
 

It's working here.


On Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 1:49 PM Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:
KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Testing

Jeff Buffington N4POD
 

KF4DKW said he was having an issue with the groups.io ... so I figured I'd test it.


Re: Radio Traffic For Wears Valley Wildfire

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Hey thanks David.  
U be safe too


Bob Wilson
KK4XA 
Maryville, TN 




On Mar 31, 2022, at 12:26 AM, David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:


TLARC/SMARC,

Below is a link to Scanner Radio where you can listen to the wildfire radio traffic in Wears Valley. 

This is just a small amount of the radio traffic in the vicinity.

I'm listening to "Sevier County Fire and EMS Dispatch, Seymour Fire" using the Scanner Radio app.  You can listen to it by going to https://scannerradio.app/?l=Njk4MjE 

Stay safe.


KF4DKW 

--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Radio Traffic For Wears Valley Wildfire

David Weikert
 

TLARC/SMARC,

Below is a link to Scanner Radio where you can listen to the wildfire radio traffic in Wears Valley. 

This is just a small amount of the radio traffic in the vicinity.

I'm listening to "Sevier County Fire and EMS Dispatch, Seymour Fire" using the Scanner Radio app.  You can listen to it by going to https://scannerradio.app/?l=Njk4MjE 

Stay safe.


KF4DKW 


Now: TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW*** - 03/30/2022 #cal-notice

TLARC@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW***

When:
03/30/2022
7:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
WB4BSC Repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 100.0 Hz)

Organizer: Chuck Ferguson csferg60@... 757-570-5446

View Event

Description:
Visit www.TLARC.org for the NCS and LOGGER assignments for this event.

Please join us on TLARC's WB4BSC repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL100.0 Hz) this Wednesday night at 7:00 pm EST for some on-air fun and fellowship with other Club members, while gaining valuable Net operations experience.  The backup, if needed, is the KF4DKW repeater in Lenoir City (444.250 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 127.3 Hz).  The Zoom chat will follow immediately after the Net concludes.  PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ZOOM LINK:


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959895057?pwd=SmNzSkQyRmliSnUzUDljNlAzNHN3Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 859 5989 5057

Passcode: TLARC

The Net convenes the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month and on 5th Wednesdays as they occur.  If you wish to serve as the Net Control Station or Logger, please contact Robin KO4PNC for a script and schedule -- no prior experience is required!  We want this to be a fun and educational activity, and we stand ready to help any new folks on the schedule.

We look forward to hearing and seeing all of you this Wednesday.  Until then, stay safe and well!!!

73,
Chuck N4CSF
TLARC Secretary


ARRL NEWS - New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

 

ARRL News | New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an Amateur Radio Licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.

“We are pleased that the FCC will not charge licensees the FCC application fee for license upgrade applications,” said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. “While applicants for a new license will need to pay the $35 FCC application fee, there will be no FCC charge for future upgrades and administrative updates such as a change of mailing or email address. Most current licensees therefore will not be charged the new FCC application fee until they renew their license or apply for a new vanity call sign.” 

ARRL previously reported that the new $35 application fee for Amateur Radio licenses will become effective on April 19, 2022. Further information and instructions about the FCC Application Fee are available from the ARRL VEC.

--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: WEARS VALLEY FIRE AND SOME EVACUATIONS

David Weikert
 

There are reports of a brush fire in the Hatcher Mountain Road and Indigo Lane area in the Wears Valley community. 

The Sevier County Emergency Management Agency is asking those in the area to evacuate.

There are houses in the area, but it is unclear how close the fire is to those houses, according to Tennessee Division of Forestry spokesperson Nathan Waters.


On Wed, Mar 30, 2022, 1:20 PM KB4TV-John Kiley <johnkiley59@...> wrote:
MONITORING THE 145.370 REPEATER AT LUNCH HEARD THERE IS AN EVACUATION OCCURING IN THE WEARS VALLEY AREA DUE TO FIRE!


WEARS VALLEY FIRE AND SOME EVACUATIONS

KB4TV-John Kiley
 

MONITORING THE 145.370 REPEATER AT LUNCH HEARD THERE IS AN EVACUATION OCCURING IN THE WEARS VALLEY AREA DUE TO FIRE!

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