#332 Thanksgiving Night Round Table with KC3CIB


This week (Nov 24) Phil, KC3CIB, will be hosting the Round Table.  

Tune in to the Round Table every Thursday evening at 8:30 PM on 146.985 Mhz.

There’s more than one path to the W3GMS repeater:

Via EchoLink use node #623852; to request EchoLink access, send a message to wa3gms[at}gmail.com.   

Via AllStar use node #53085. 

Via Broadcastify you can listen to the 985 livestream:  https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/28055.  (On some mobile devices, you may need to use the Broadcastify App.  The livestream is delayed about 30 seconds.)

TV Show, What Hams Do, Tonight on YouTube, tonight 8 PM


The following was forwarded by ARRL Eastern PA Coordinator Jay Silber.

See how local hams participated in a public service event, including our own, Steve WU3I and Corbin K3HXW.

See the following verbiage and link:

Public Service in Amateur Radio is one key reason ¾ of a million Americans have ham radio licenses. Watch public service in Amateur radio in all its glory during Sunday night’s premiere of the 6th Edition of What Hams Do… the TV show, at 8 PM at this link –  https://youtu.be/mou0moNZ2AM. – Learn how 149 amateur radio volunteers made this year’s MS150 City to Shore Bike ride a $3.5 million fund raising success for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The incredible ham radio volunteer team kept bike riders safe from one end of the route to the other. Amateur Radio operators manned support and gear wagons, dispatched emergency medical help when needed, assisted and guided riders at rest stops and maintained communications from points about a mile apart from the city to the shore.

Chat live during our YouTube Premiere and join participants in the show and others to talk about the superlative work Amateur Radio Operators perform at Public Service events throughout North America.

The Link: https://youtu.be/mou0moNZ2AM

The Time: 8 PM

The Day and Date: Sunday, November 7th

Action Item: Send this link to anyone you know interested in giving back to their community. Ham Radio is a great way to serve.

See you all there,

73,

Jay Silber (WA2UAR)

Public Information Coordinator

ARRL-Eastern Pennsylvania

Tel: 610 662-8032

Email: JaySilber@arrl.net

Website new content wanted


The repeater’s website is always looking for new content from the users’ of 985. Please feel free to pass some articles, pictures, etc, to AF3Z or KC3CIB. Whether its a technical article, something pertaining to operating, a homebrew project, how you got started in ham radio, a DIY item, installation, shack, mobile or portable pictures, etc…

Any time something new is added, there is always a big spike in website activity.

EmComm Protocall 985 Reminder


Just a reminder as we are getting to the time of year with thunderstorms and hurricanes.

EMCOMM = EMergency COMMunications.

The repeater does have battery back up power in the event of a power outage.

In case of the repeater being off air, the emcomm protocol for 985 will be using 146.985 Mhz SIMPLEX.

It is suggested that you program a “memory channel” for 146.985 simplex, NO PL Tone, 0.000 Mhz offset (you may have to change the auto repeater offset to 0.000 Mhz).

Latest News November 2020


November 28, 2020 update

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DUE TO COVID-19, THE MONTHLY BREAKFAST HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Pennsylvania is now enforcing an order that requires face masks to be worn.

EMCOMM, EMergency COMMunications.

The repeater now has battery back up emergency power in the event of a power outage.

In case of the repeater being off air, the emcomm protocol for 985 will be using 146.985 Mhz SIMPLEX. It is suggested that you program a “memory channel” for 146.985 simplex, NO PL Tone, 0.000 Mhz offset (may have to change the auto repeater offset to 0.000 Mhz).