AZ Rep Debbie Lesko gives a one minute speech to the House in recognition of Amateur Radio Operators
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).
Line of Site Profiler
Ever wonder what is in the way of your simplex or your signal into a repeater? Here is a resource to check out.
2m antenna projects
A Ham’s Guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns, and Audio Interfacing by K9YC
I think it was a broken link on the first email notice. This should take you to the full article
Here is a link to an article, “A Ham’s guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns and Audio interfacing. This is a well written, by an expert, about RFI, Baluns and Audio Interfacing. It is in down to earth terms where you DO NOT have to be an EE to understand. Jim also writes articles for the ARRL. Definitely worth the read. http://k9yc.com/RFI-Ham.pdf
REPEATER POWER OUTAGE PROTOCALL
REPEATER BACKUP SIMPLEX FREQUENCY (in the event the repeater is off-air)
146.985 Mhz Simplex (NO PL TONE). When programming, you may have to manually set repeater offset to 0.000 Mhz). 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).
I was just informed that the power must be out at the repeater site.
The protocol, during an outage is to use 146.985 simplex with NO pl tone. NOT REVERSE
When using announce that you are “985 simplex”
Hopefully the power will be restored soon.
If you ever wanted a printable azimuthal map from your qth check out the following link.
I found the compass headings for various DX countries were in the direction as indicated by the map interesting. IE: China is due North
sample below from West Chester
Field Day 2020
A few pictures from some of the users of 985 operating ARRL Field Day 2020.
Hilltopping Mt Penn
Last post had a wrong link Click here for a few pics operating portable on top of Mt Penn 985 Repeater users in action
Podcasts are back!
Thanks to Dylan, K3DZM the Podcasts are back. Next time you hear Dylan “on air”, please thank him for his efforts in bringing the podcasts back. It was very popular before.
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