WSN Newsletter
  April 2012
Updated Roster

Volunteers  are Needed on WSN
by Allen Rivers, W7QM

Volunteers are needed for NCS and RN7 QNB Stations WSN NCS does have to call the Net AM session at 7:30 AM and and the WSN/1 session at 6:45 PM.

The RN7 QNB Station does have to QNI on WSN/1 at 6:45 PM and RN7/1 at 7;30 PM and RN7/2 at 9:30 PM.

Anyone who is interested please contact WSN Mgr, Allen W7QM.



Northwestern Division Ham Convention
June 1. 2, and 3, 2012
Seaside Convention Center
415 First Avenue, Seaside Oregon

30th Year Convention

You may be awarded an Alaska Cruse for 2
a Icom IC-7410 Complete Station with
mic,  power supply and speaker
Plus Several Other Prizes

Registration at (8.00 Each or 10.00 at Door)


by Allen, W7QM
Don Calbick (W7GB) and XYL Cynthia are on vacation for approximately 2 weeks in California. They plan on visiting  several State and National parks and also some relatives.

Don Felgenhauer (K7BFL) and XYL Elvera and Elvera’s sister Ruby stopped in to visit Beverly and I in March, We all really enjoyed the visit and had a wonderful time. We hope to visit with them again soon. It’s always nice to be able to visit with friends. 

FIST Club Information
by Nancy WZ8C

Fist Club renewals are free if you are 80 or older or are under 18 but they are not automatic. You have to let us know you are still interested in continuing your membership.

Drop Nancy WZ8C a note at:
 PO Box 47
Hadely MI 48440
or email to:

Info about the end of WWII
by Vic Seeberger  W7VSE

Following is something most people don't know.  I was in the AACS, Army Air Corps Communications System for 4 years 4 months during WW2.

The AACS had a headquarters in North Carolina, I think, and they had stations all over the world during the war. I was in the 3rd Communications Squadron at San Antonio,TX and Tucson, AZ.  Then in May of 1942 i was selected for the 10th Communications Squadron and sent to Bolling Field, Washington DC for four months training and then they flew 60 of us guys, operators, technicians, installation crews, maintenance men to India and we installed, maintained and operated 7 stations and some control towers on a communications route across India and into China.  I spent 15 months in China, flew back across the "Hump" and spent 10 months in Chabua Air Force Base, in the state of Assam in India. 

After 25 months, they flew us back home.  Then they told us we were CW  ops and "frozen" for the rest of the war, and would probably go overseas again, possibly to the Phillipines.  We dropped the 2 atom bombs and Japan gave up, so I was able to get out of the service. I joined a club of AACS men and got their newsletter for many years.  They are mostly all gone now and the newsletter quit years ago. 

One article in a newsletter is why I am telling you all of this.  A guy wrote a letter to the editor of the NL telling him how he helped end the war.  He said, after we'd dropped the bombs, we knew that Japan probably wanted to discuss peace terms, but how do you get in touch with them?  The Pentagon asked all the serivices (army, navy, marines, air force, coast guard) if anyone had any ideas on how to get in touch with the Japanese government. 

This guy was a station chief down in the Phillipine area, like I was up in China, and he told them that he knew a way to get through to them.  He said that we encode the local weather every hour and broadcast it for the pilots and he knew the Japs intercepted it and used the weather during their operations because they would send their bombers when the weather is good, but keep them home when our weather is bad. 

So he typed up a message on the Kleinschmidt tape with the information of what frequency to come up onto establish communcations between the allies and the Japs.  He punched this on that short tape, tore it off and glued the ends together, making a loup, and put it in the Boheme(?) CW keying head and let it run over and over on the air.  In just a short time, someone came up on the designated frequency and they got together and made arrangements to discuss peace negotiations.   (I have used that Kleinschmidt/Boheme equipment for years and know exactly what he was talking about.) 

So, now I can brag:  Someone in my outfit was the one who got things started to end the war.  Thank God!  Good ole CW probably saved millions of lives!

Signal Reporting - Old and New
by Bruce, N7RR

Folks in the Seattle area may be interested in my talk at the Western Washington DX Club meeting on Tuesday, April 10.  The title of the talk, Signal Reporting Old and New isn't mentioned on the club website, but a summary is included there:  Non-WWDXC members are most welcome.  The Copyability Strength CS signal reporting system was announced in the February 2012 issue of QST, and it also appears on my page, although it is formatted poorly there with too many line spaces.

73, Bruce N7RR

January:  W7QM, 10, K7BFL, 3, VE7DWG, 1, N7EIE, 39, W7GB, 11, W7LG, 8, WA7OJI, 1, W7WST, 14, W7ZIW, 1
February:  W7QM, 20, K7BFL, 18,  N7EIE, 20, W7GB, 8, W7LG, 4, W7WST, 9, N7YRT, 10, W7ZIW,  9 
March: NO INFO

Activity Report



AUG   8, N7EIE, AUG  14 W7QM

That’s all the Birthdays for the next three months. No June birthdays.  So you all have a great day and we wish you many many more!

Pati  W7ZIW WSN Assistant Manager