[AARA] AARA News

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Sat Mar 5 13:23:08 EST 2011


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HELP NEEDED*

Anyone from the Lafayette, LA area attending the Dayton Hamfest that has the capabilities of
picking up a antenna from Cincinnati, Ohio and bringing it back to Lafayette, please get in touch
with me.  The antenna is a rotatable 40m dipole that is disassembled into a 1X!X8 foot bundle.

I could help pay for the gas.

Contact:
Dave Redfearn
ARS N4ELM
Lafayette, LA
QRL? de N4ELM/qrp
n4elm at bellsouth.net

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*USS Yorktown back on the air!*

*-Fred Hambrecht W4JLE/NNN0AAG-*

On May 14, 2011 the call sign */NWKJ/* will be heard on the airwaves for 
the first time in forty one years. Yorktown will be activated by South 
Carolina Navy Marine Corp MARS members as well as operators from other 
states in Region Four for the annual military cross band test. Yorktown 
has been the site for WA4USN on the amateur bands under the auspices of 
the Charleston Amateur Radio Society; however this will be the first use 
of Yorktown's military call since its decommissioning. It required that 
Yorktown be relisted in ACP 113 to allow the use of the "Fighting 
lady's" military call on military frequencies.

The amateur frequencies being listened to will be announced by the 
operators on the frequencies listed below. QSL cards will be sent to all 
contacts.

*Displacement:**27,000+ tons (1943) 30,000+ tons (1956)
**Length:**872 feet (1943) 888 feet (1956)
**Beam (waterline):**93 feet (1943) 101 feet (1956)
**Draft:**30 feet
**Speed:**30+ knots
**Range:**14,000 nautical miles at 13 knots
**Complement:**360 Officers 3000 enlisted (1943)
**Aircraft:**90 (1944) 44 (1968)
**Armament:**(circa 1944) 12 X 5 in/38 cal guns (127 mm), 68 X 40mm 917 
quad mounts), 61 X 20mm (single); (circa 1968): 4 X 5 in/38 cal (127mm)*

Yorktown will be operating on the following frequencies:

*USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) (14 MAY 1200Z - 15 MAY 0400Z)*

*FREQUENCY     EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
4010.0 KHZ         LSB               80M
7348.0 KHZ         LSB               40M
14478.5 KHZ       USB               20M
20994.0 KHZ       USB               15M*

*POC:
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*Fred Hambrecht NNN0GBS
ADDRESS: 129 Indian Trace Court
Gilbert, SC 29054
COMMERCIAL: 803-657-3602*

  The USS Yorktown (CV-10) was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in 
the United States Navy. Under construction as Bon Homme Richard, this 
new Essex-class carrier was renamed Yorktown in honor of Yorktown 
(CV-5), sunk at the epic Battle of Midway (June 1942). Built in an 
amazing 16 ½ months at Newport News, Virginia, Yorktown was commissioned 
on April 15, 1943. Yorktown participated significantly in the Pacific 
Offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 
1945. Yorktown received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned 11 
battle stars for service in World War II. Much of the Academy 
Award-winning (1944) documentary "The Fighting Lady" was filmed aboard 
Yorktown.

In the 1950's, Yorktown was modified with the addition of and angled 
deck to better operate jet aircraft in her role as an attack carrier 
(CVA). In 1958, Yorktown was designated an anti-submarine aircraft 
carrier (CVS), and would later earn 5 battle stars for service off 
Vietnam (1965-1968). The ship also recovered the Apollo 8 astronauts and 
capsule (December 1968). Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and placed 
in reserve.
1975, Yorktown was towed from Bayonne, NJ to Charleston to become the 
centerpiece of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.

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**

*Schedule*

*Friday, March 11*
                          0900 Dealer & Flea Market setup
                          0900RV Park open
                          1200Pick up Pre-registration packets
                          1700 -- 2000 Registration and Hamfest Opens to 
General Public
                          1800 Crawfish Boil -- Gumbo
                           1900Fais-Do-Do -- Roland K5EUO and other 
Texas Hams, will provide French music. Enjoy Dancing and     Good Food!

*Saturday, March 12 (Forums)*
0900-1000AMSAT
1000-1100Louisiana Contest Club
1100-1230ARRL with Micky Cox, Delta Division Director and Gary Stratton, 
Louisiana Section Manager with the Louisiana LCARC immediately following.

*Saturday, March 12*
                        0700 Dealer & Flea Market setup
                        0700RV Park Registration Open
                        0700Registration Desk Open
                        0800 Hamfest re-opens to General Public
                        0830 Bingo by Weston, KB5WI
                        0830 DXCC, WAS and VUCC Card checking by Wayne, K5DF
                        0845 ARRL VE Testing -- by Danny K5ARH and Greg 
K5LFT
(Bring copies of ID & CSCE / FCC License)
                       1100 Fox Hunt (Come and participate to learn who 
the best hunter is)
                       1300 Grand prize drawings
                       1400 Hamfest closes

*AARA Hamfest
P.O. Box 51174
Lafayette**, **LA****70505-1174***

*Refreshments by the Rayne Lions Club*
Friday Evening -- Crawfish and Gumbo
Saturday -- Coffee and an assortment of sandwiches and drinks***/
See our web site for latest information, and updates./*

*http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/*

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After the Hamfest in Rayne, LA, I will be in the process of updating my 
e-mail service and hard copies of the newsletter "LARC"

If you have not paid your club dues, your e-mail address will be moved 
to the non-members folder.  Those members without internet connections 
that have not paid their dues will discontinue getting a hard copy of 
the LARC.  Persons holding a ARRL position, ie.  Delta Division 
Director, LA Section Manager, LA Section EC, LA PIO, ARRL Headquarters, 
etc. will continue to receive their copies.

Herman Campbell KN5GRK
AARA President Elect & PIO.

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