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3938 KHz. "The Learning Frequency" Don't miss out

The 3938 specials are top notch techs and will help every Ham

We are looking for a new Net Control for the 3938 Tech Net

also ...

PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A NCSSB NET CONTROL OPERATOR

We need part time/standby net controllers CLICK to volunteer

YOU MUST HAVE A PERMANENT FIXED STATION OPERATING AT HIGHER POWER LEVELS REACHING OUR ENTIRE SERVICE AREA WITH A CLEAR SIGNAL

 

 

 

06-10-2021

From: Tammie Gibbs, Thursday, June 10, 2021 05:57 EDT
Subject: Funeral Services for Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. William H. Gibbs

 

 Funeral arrangements for Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. William H. Gibbs are as follows:

 

VIEWING:

Friday, June 11, 2021, 7 pm until 9 pm

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road - Manassas, VA 20110 - 703-368-2814

 

VIEWING:

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9 am

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

18410 Chapel St. - Triangle, VA 22171

 

HOMEGOING SERVICE: 

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10 am

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Alfred Jones, Jr., Pastor

 The homegoing service will be on Youtube - Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Triangle, VA.

 

Please note persons attending the service on Saturday must complete the attached form (1 page) and submit it to the church staff before being seated.  Masks are mandatory!  Following the service, family and friends will travel to Hume, Virginia for burial at Mount Morris Community Cemetery.  Due to travel time to the cemetery, there will not be a  repast.

 

Letters of condolences for Sister Tammie Gibbs or the Antioch Baptist Church should be sent to Antiochbaptistchurch1105@gmail.com or mailed to Antioch Baptist Church-Deanwood, 1105 50th Street, Northeast, DC 20019, 202-388-7770.

 

On behalf of Mrs. Tammie Gibbs, and her family, and the Antioch Baptist Church family, we continue to ask for and appreciate your prayers during this time of mourning.

 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

Philippians 1:21  (Rev. Gibbs' favorite scripture)

 

 

CHECK OUT THIS RF EXPOSURE CALCULATOR

 

 

CYCLE 25 LOOKING INTERESTING TAKE A LOOK

 

COULD NOT BE SAID BETTER

 

02/15/2020

 

KD2BXB JEFF WILL BE HELPING OUT AND PICKING UP FRIDAYS

FOR US WHILE AL, KF4DLT IS ON MEDICAL HIATIS

 

 

 

01/31/2020

 

LEON SENT THIS IN

KE4TSP, SPRING TEXAS

LEON'S SHACK

 

 

01/25/2020

 

HERE WE GO - SHUT DOWNS - PIPELINE - SOCIAL NETWORKING - INTERNET

AND MAYBE AMATEUR RADIO?

FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY

DA 21-73

Released:  January 17, 2021

WARNING:  AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTS

The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission issues this Enforcement Advisory to remind licensees in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as licensees and operators in the Personal Radio Services, that the Commission prohibits the use of radios in those services to commit or facilitate criminal acts.

The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities.  The Bureau recognizes that these services can be used for a wide range of permitted purposes, including speech that is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  Amateur and Personal Radio Services, however, may not be used to commit or facilitate crimes.

Specifically, the Bureau reminds amateur licensees that they are prohibited from transmitting “communications intended to facilitate a criminal act” or “messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning.” 47 CFR § 97.113(a)(4).

Likewise, individuals operating radios in the Personal Radio Services, a category that includes Citizens Band radios, Family Radio Service walkie-talkies, and General Mobile Radio Service, are prohibited from using those radios “in connection with any activity which is against Federal, State or local law.” 47 CFR § 95.333(a).

Individuals using radios in the Amateur or Personal Radio Services in this manner may be subject to severe penalties, including significant fines, seizure of the offending equipment, and, in some cases, criminal prosecution. 47 U.S.C. §§ 401, 501, 503, 510.

Media inquiries should be directed to 202-418-0500 or MediaRelations@fcc.gov.

To file a complaint with the FCC, visit https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov or call 1-888-CALL-FCC.  To report a crime, contact your local law enforcement office or the FBI.

To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Issued by:  Chief, Enforcement Bureau

 

 

 

01/21/2020

WR4VA, Mike became a Silent Key Thursday morning

Mike was a longtime 3938  KHz participant 

Known as "Mr. Smoothie" for his ribbon mike audio.

AS SOON AS THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THE EULOGY AND LINK WILL BE POSTED HERE

 

 

 

 

01/10/2020

A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO MIKE

   K1MBS  

FOR HIS DONATION TOWARD OUR NET COSTS

IT IS GREATLY APPRICIATED HELP IN PAYING NCSSB NET WEB SERVICE BILLS!

 

 

 

 

12/22/2020

From: ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>
Date: December 22, 2020 at 2:26:27 PM EST

Subject: ARLB039 FCC Posts Email Address Reminder On ULS Landing Page

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB039
ARLB039 FCC Posts Email Address Reminder On ULS Landing Page

ZCZC AG39
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ARRL Bulletin 39  ARLB039
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 22, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB039
ARLB039 FCC Posts Email Address Reminder On ULS Landing Page

The FCC is encouraging users of the Universal Licensing Service
(ULS) to have an email address on file with the FCC.

The ULS Landing Page can be found at,
https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/systems-utilities/universal-licensing-system
.

"Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide an email address on
their license application(s), which will trigger the electronic
issuance of an official copy of their license(s) to the email
provided upon application grant. Per the timing specified in
Rulemaking FCC 20-126, the FCC will no longer print, and licensees
will no longer be able to request, hard copy license authorizations
sent by mail."

The Rulemaking can be found online in PDF format at,
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-126A1.pdf
.

The FCC has not yet established the date by which an email address
will be required on all applications. ARRL VEC already has begun
including email addresses on FCC applications for as many applicants as possible.


 

 

12/21/2020

Sadness Again Comes To Our Net

Hayden "TAG" Bowers; Sr. K4TAG has become a Silent Key

January 19, 1929 - December 21, 2020

91 Years Old and a Fine Country Gentleman

This is another Covid Related Passing

More information on funeral arrangements.

CLICK LINK ABOVE FOR FUNERAL HOME EULIGY

 

 

 

 

10/25/2020

It is with great sadness to report one of our finest passed away October 21st 2020

KD4LIR Bob "Mr. Tech-Net" Has become a Silent Key

We have lost one of our Great ELMERS and Friend

MEMORIAL PAGE LINK

Robert Clinton “Bob” Mort, 77, of Minersville PA passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born April 16, 1943 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, the son of the late Clinton J. and Dorothy Delcamp Mort.

He graduated from Ashland High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Williamsport Community College. Bob was employed as an electrical engineer for most of his life with Lockheed-Martin.

Bob served his country in the United States Army from 1965 – 1970.

He was a member of American Legion #40, Danville Moose, VFW Post #298, Continental Fire Company; all of Danville PA and Southside Fire Company in Riverside PA. His other memberships included the Hamburg Game Association.

One of Bob’s greatest enjoyments in life was being an Amateur Ham Radio Operator which included traveling to many Ham Fests all over the country, including Florida, New Jersey, and Ohio. He also was a great collector of guns, cars, and watches. Bob loved animals. He will be remembered as a “good guy” and generous soul who was always helping others whenever he saw the need. Bob was also well known for his storytelling and many will greatly miss those detailed stories.

He is survived by one son, Robert Joseph Mort and his wife Niki of Ocoee Florida and one daughter: Janell Mort of Fullerton CA. Also surviving is one grandson, Todd Gerding of Orlando FL

He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Melissa Reichard, and her husband Harrison as well as his granddaughter, Zoe; all of Shoemakersville PA and his stepson, Donald Smith and his daughter, Heidi of Reading PA. He is also survived by his companion, Diann Jordan of Riverside PA.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Danville American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard 425 Northumberland Street Danville PA 17821 or the Danville SPCA 1467 Bloom Road Danville PA 17821

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.

42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821

www.visneski.com

I

For those wishing to send a direct card to Diann

Diann Jordan, 240 Sunny Lane, PO Box 151, Riverside PA. 17868

 

 

10/16/2020

SPECIAL  ALERT  ACT NOW !

NOW IS THE TIME TO SET THE FCC STRAIGHT

The NPRM has been published in the Federal Register. The comment period closes on Nov. 16, 2020. If you have comments to make on this issue, now is the time.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/15/2020-21530/schedule-of-application-fees


FCC Application Fee proposal - Comments now accepted

The ARRL reports the FCC Application Fee proposal proceeding is now open for people to comment. The FCC propose charging radio amateurs $50 for every application, renewal or upgrade

Comments are being accepted on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which proposes application fees for radio amateurs. Formal deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register. Comments may be filed now, however, by using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), posting to MD Docket No. 20-270.

 
See the ARRL post at
http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-application-fee-proposal-proceeding-is-open-for-comments

 
You can let the FCC know your view by submitting your comments at
https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings

 

Special Thanks to Tony, aka "Mister Saturday Night"  for the update above! 

 

08/27/2020

ALERT  ALERT  ALERT

The FCC proposes to re-instate Amateur Radio Service FEES

Do your part and voice rebuttal we are a public service organization adopted by the DHS

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-proposes-to-reinstate-amateur-radio-service-fees

 

 

06/05/2020

Berryville Ham fest is cancelled for 2020

Reported by Steve W4IIV

 

 

06/04/2020

TECH NET WILL BE POSTPONED TO 06/11/2020

BOB HAD SEVERE LIGHTNING IN HIS AREA

This month Only, we will return to first Thursday in July.

 

05/03/2020

BIG SHOUT OUT TO RIP, NB4Q

Thank you RIP for your support of the NCSSB.NET hosting and registration costs!

RIP sent along a check to help cover the costs of our internet web presences.

 

 

05/03/2020

A WORD OR TWO FROM WANDA KK4EGZ

I’ve been busy helping some in my club with programming DMR radios and figuring out their troubles with hotspots.  I’ll be back!  Last week I fell/tripped while walking behind some wayward cows.  Seems I’ve torn a muscle in my arm (not broken), so that is what I’ll be dealing with the next few weeks.  Thanks for checking on me.

Wanda

KK4EGZ

kilo-kilo-four-echo-golf-Zulu

 

 

05/01/2020

SAVE OUR GPS

Please follow the link above and read what LightSquared did before renaming themselves.

Ligado, the wireless satellite venture previously known as LightSquared Inc., emerged from bankruptcy in 2015 and has since been working on a proposal to develop a network reliant on the L-band spectrum that will help telecom companies deploy 5G networks. Terrestrial operation on the intended space frequency will seriously cripple GPS reception.

 

 

04/16/2020

ATF end around Reach to your RIGHTS!

Click above to read GOA's disclosure

 

 

COVID 19 STATUS LINK @ JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

 

 

03/30/2020

From Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, has provided this excellent summary on how to avoid Corona contagion

 * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code and converts them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own.  The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material upon which it lies.

* The virus is very fragile;  the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That is why soap or detergent is the best remedy.  Soap CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub for 20 seconds or more and make a lot of foam).  By    dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat;  this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F) for washing hands, clothes and everything.  In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.


* A mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.

* Hydrogen Peroxide helps because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it damages your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE SERVES.  The virus is not a living organism like bacteria;  you cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.  While it is adhered to a porous surface, the virus is inert and disintegrates

after 3 hours- fabric (porous),

4 hours- copper (naturally antiseptic) and wood (removes all the moisture),

24 hours- cardboard,

42 hours- metal,

and 72 hours- plastic. 

But if you shake the material or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours potentially lodging in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in outdoor cold air, or in air conditioned indoor air.  The virus needs moisture to stay stable, and darkness.  Dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT breaks down the virus protein.  Can be used to disinfect a reusable mask. 

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, are not useful.  The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentrated of the virus there can be.  

* You’ve heard this before: you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote controls, cell phones, watches, computers, desks, TVs, etc.  And, when using the bathroom.

* You should moisturize your hands.  So much washing creates micro cracks where the virus can hide.  A thicker moisturizer is better.  

* Keep your NAILS SHORT.

 

 

Monday 9th, 2003/09/202020arch 9th, 2020

N4YE; Chris has left the planet for a better place

OBITUARY LINK HERE

Christopher Brian Ramsay, of Annandale, VA, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 with his family and loved ones at his side. He was 67.

Born August 22, 1952 in Port Huron, Michigan, Christopher is the son of Betty Louise (Babcock) Ramsay and the late David Orin Ramsay.

He was employed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, where he worked as an Employee Relations Specialist.

A ham radio operator from the age of 12, Christopher was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association and Past President of QCVA Chapter 91 (Fairfax, VA), Past President of the Northern Virginia Radio Club, and a member of the Vienna Wireless Radio Club.

01/11/2019

NJ2S, Bill Price's Mom Estelle passed away at 95 years young

1923 - 2019 Obituary Condolences Flowers

 Estelle Price Deptford, N.J. Estelle Price, age 95, of Deptford, NJ, passed away at home on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born In Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 18, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Dziedzic) Kryznel. She was predeceased by husband, Leroi K. Price, brothers Joseph Wiliszewski, Teddy Kryznel, Frederick Kryznel and sister Jennie Collier. Survived by sons, Leroi K. Price, Jr. (Nancy) of St. Cloud, FL and William H. Price (Barbara) of Wenonah, NJ, grandsons Stefan (Erin), Ryan (Mariah), Eric and Michael Price, great-grandson Henson Price and great-granddaughter Riley Colton-Price, brother Stanley Kryznel, of North Haven, CT, nieces and nephews. Estelle spent most of her career working at the Deptford Township Tax Office, retiring when she was 80 years old. Per Estelle's wishes, services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Thoughts and prayers may be extended to the family at www.FERTIGFUNERALHOME.com Fertig Funeral Home 63 N. Main St. Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 856-478-2576

 

01/04/2019

Tony, K4QE, has volunteered to be our Saturday Night Net Control while N3EEI is away.

WELCOME ABOARD TONY

 

11/16/2018

Big Thank You to K1MBS, MIKE for his contribution to NCSSBN web costs!

 

11/06/2018

Robert, K4FGG, has taken residence in Assisted Living facility, address is below

Robert G. Spruill

c/o Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation

100 Sunset Street, Room 407

Granite Falls, NC. 28630

Robert seems in good spirits when I talked with him today, BTW there is no land line in his room.

 

11/02/2018

THIS MONTH ONLY (SEPTEMBER)

TECH NET WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 15 DUE TO POOR PROPAGATION

CONDITIONS ON SEPTEMBER 01 2018

 

10/09/2018

The 3938 Tech Net has returned to the air after a period of dormancy !

The FIRST THURSDAY of each month at 8 PM the net will meet on 3.938 MHz

We hope to see you there, it is a great place for technical Q&A

 

10/06/2018

Sadly Jeff, KD2BXB has resigned as a net control and my assistant!

Jeff will be missed, he did a great job for us.

 

08/31/2018

Received an EXTREMELY generous donation from John KK4GG in Alabama

in support of our NCSSB.NET URL registration and webhosting

THANK YOU JOHN FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DEDICATION TO OUR NET

 

06/06/2018

K4FGG, Robert's Mother passed away, click to see obituary.

06/01/2018

It's that time again, KV4WM is reaching into his pockets and giving up more than $100.00 to fund our page!

PLEASE DONATE by using your PayPal account to help keep our official registration and URL active.

I did get 1 donation last year from one of our net controllers which helped but over the last four years it has cost KV4WM over 425.00 personal dollars to fund.

05/01/2018

Please help out a Ham in need, Visit the "Go Fund Me Page" of K4FGG  < CLICK FOR DETAILS

12/06/2017

     CLICK FOR DETAILS > DANIEL "DANNY" F. SHRADER JR - WA4SDE - SILENT KEY  < CLICK FOR DETAILS

06/14/2017

UPDATED PRE-AMBLE, NET CONTROLLERS PLEASE DOWNLOAD OR PRINT NEW PRE-AMBLE (PDF format)

ADDED PAYPAL DONATION BUTTON

 PLEASE HELP WITH NCSSB HOSTING COSTS, SO FAR I HAVE DONATED SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS

OF MY OWN MONEY FOR HOSTING AND DOMAIN REGISTRY, A LITTLE FROM ALL WOULD HELP GREATLY

RESPECTFULLY AS ALWAYS DENNIS, KV4WM

 

 

04/25/2017

CLICK > GLEN R. FIELDS - W4GRF - SILENT KEY < FOR OBITUARY

 

 

04/01/2017

WY3W, JIM HAS RETIRED AFTER MANY YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE, WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SERVICE YOU HAVE GIVEN THE NET, JIM WILL STILL CHECK IN WITH THE NET ROUTINELY

  KW4QT, ROSE HAS STEPPED UP AND IS OUR NEW SUNDAY NIGHT NET CONTROLLER, WELCOME ROSE !

 

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