Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

It is that time of week again. Winlink Wednesday! Please include in the body if you do any HF work.  Use the Winklink General Check-In Template.

As always, if you need more information regarding Winlink Wednesday, go here:  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/winlink-wednesday.html

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

It is that time of week again. Winlink Wednesday!  I don't remember if I did this already, but this week please include in the body a topic you would like covered at one of our upcoming in person meets.  Use the Winklink General Check-In Template.

As always, if you need more information regarding Winlink Wednesday, go here:  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/winlink-wednesday.html

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Winlink uhhh Thursday?

So, I forgot to make my normal Winlink Wednesday post as I was preparing for the Salt Flats 100 Endurance Run which will be held this weekend.  Also I found out that the node was down... grrrr.  Anyway, I see that a bunch of you went ahead and checked in, which is great.  The node is back up, and if you would still like to check-in please do so today.  Use the Winklink General Check-In Template.

As always, if you need more information regarding Winlink Wednesday, go here:  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/winlink-wednesday.html

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Friday, April 26, 2019

2019 WVCARC Field Operation Manual is Complete

The 2019 WVCARC Field Operation Manual is complete!  It's a collection of policies, procedures, and resources relevant to WVCARC.  It is designed to be printed on 8.5" x 5.5" paper and bound into a manual.  It currently stands at 64 pages.  WVCARC will have copies available for the price of printing and binding.  I am still working out what that will cost will be.  You may of course print your own if you would like.  I generally release an updated version every year.  You can view the 2019 version now by clicking the link below.


Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Thursday, April 25, 2019

LOCATING AND POSITIONING YOUR SOLAR ARRAY

Facing true south in an unobstructed location is extremely important to the proper functioning
of a solar electric system
If your site is in the northern hemisphere you need to aim your solar modules to true south
(the reverse is true for locations in the southern hemisphere) to maximize your daily energy output.
For many locations there is quite a difference between magnetic south and true south,
so please consult a magnetic declination map before you setup your mount structure.
The solar modules should be tilted up from horizontal to get a better angle at the sun and help keep
the modules clean by shedding rain or snow.
For best year round power output with the least amount of maintenance,
you should set the solar array facing true south at a tilt angle equal to your latitude with respect to the
horizontal position. If you plan to adjust your solar array tilt angle seasonally, a good rule of thumb is:

  • latitude minus 15° in the summer
  • latitude in the spring/fall
  • latitude plus 15° in the winter
Most mount structures are available with a seasonal adjustment of the tilt angle from horizontal to 65°.

To determine if your proposed array site will be shaded at any time of the day or year you should consider
using the Solar Pathfinder.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

It is that time of week again. Winlink Wednesday!  This week please include in the body of you check-in how many fire fighters are generally on duty (hint look at Thursday night's post).  Use the Winklink General Check-In Template.

As always, if you need more information regarding Winlink Wednesday, go here:  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/winlink-wednesday.html

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Sunday, April 21, 2019

WVCARC - Draft Field Operations Manual

For some time now I have wanted to get the Field Operations Manual completed for the WVCARC group.  My local neighborhood group has had one for many years and I have found it invaluable.  What is the Field Operation Manual (FOM)?  Glad you asked.  It a collection of policies, procedures, and resources relevent to WVCARC.  It is designed to be printed on 8.5" x 5.5" paper and bound into a manual.  It currently stands at 61 pages.  I am waiting for one more piece of information before I can recommend that it can be printed.  WVCARC will have copies available for the price of printing and binding.  I am still working out what that will cost will be.  You may of course print your own if you would like.  I generally release an updated version every year.  You can view the draft version now by clicking the link below.  I remind you not to print it yet as this is just a draft.  If you see any errors or if you have suggestions for the FOM, let me know ASAP so that they can be fixed or added before it goes to print.


Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday's Exercise Results

First off, a special thanks to all those who participated in our drill Saturday, KF7HXA, AC7GU, AE3DC, K0WTD, K2AGE, K2MJW, K7CJB, KA7MMM, KE7AET, KF7HXA, KF7QBW, KF7YOL, W7RZR, KB6EMA and KI7IHU.  I am grateful for Cole and Dave from West Valley City for allowing us to operate from the city's communication trailer.  Things worked out very well.

Operators were able to check in from all 35 schools in West Valley City, as well as all Fire Stations.  Most check-ins at the Fire Stations utilized the onsite radio and a Winlink message was also transmitted.  Every check-in was recorded on a paper ICS-213 form and then type into a Winlink ICS-213 form that was later transmitted via the packet network.  We were able to do all this in 1 hour 20 min which  is amazing.

It was great to see everyone become more proficient in checking in at their various location as they completed their assignments.  Listening to everyone's experiences afterwords was fantastic.  I think it is safe to say that everyone learned something.

I look forward to next years exercise.  For those that were unable to participate, I encourage you to sign up to help with at least one of the many events held this year.  You will learn things that you can find in no other place.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

We used a WVC issued Kenwood TM-D700a that is mounted in a Pelican case.  We ran off of the internal battery.

Emma (KB6EMA) entered the paper ICS-213 forms into Winlink

Outside view of the communications trailer.

First time using the solar panels.  They were connected to a Goal Zero Yeti 1400 which was then plugged into the trailer.



Friday, April 19, 2019

Final Thoughts Before The Excersise

I know it is late, but here are some last minute thoughts and facts before the drill.  West Valley City, has a population of around 138,359 people.  The population density is 3839.59 people/mi², with a household density of 1088.86 people/mi². (Source)  It is the 2nd largest city in Utah.  Salt Lake City is number 1 with 200,662 people.  By summer we will have six operating Fire Stations.  Many if not most of the fire fighters do not live in West Valley City.  At any one given time there are about 30 on duty fire fighters.  That means in the event of a wide spread disaster there will be one fire fighter for every 4,611 people. 

Basically, what I am trying to say is, they are going to be pretty busy and they will need to manage their finite resources efficiently.  I often tell people I am only as good as the information I am given.  This also applies in an emergency.  The skill set we bring to the table is the ability to send and receive information effectively.  The better the communication, the better the decisions.  The better the decisions, the better service and in the end this saves lives.

The way we become better is by flexing our communication muscles through exercises like the one Saturday.  Not only will each of you learn something new, but as an organization we will become stronger. Of equal importance, our relationship with our served agency will be strengthened.  I also find these exercises are also fun.  I hope each of you do as well.

Now for some final instructions.  I will be on the repeater around 8:00 AM if anyone needs me.  If your call sign is not found on the roster and you would like to help out please contact me there.  The more the merrier.  For those that are unable to participate, it is Easter weekend after all, feel free to monitor the repeater during the drill.  The NET will start probably a little before 10:00 AM.   Wait for instructions before checking in.

That is about it for now, remember some extra batteries and try to get some sleep.

Mat
K2MJM

2019 West Valley City Drill Assignments Posted

You can find your assignments for this Saturday here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/177elJyMjcysCFDqI4zdOmhUFcewLwh-AYHroIfA9GMU/edit?usp=sharing

I had to make a few adjustments, as some schools had multiple operators assigned to them.  I tried to keep each operators schools somewhat close to each other.  I will be starting the NET at 10:00 AM.  We will be using our repeater, 448.800 Mhz, negative offset, 100 Hz tone.  Please wait for instructions before checking in.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your assignment please let me know.  For those assigned to check in at a Fire Station I will relay your instructions during the NET.  If there are other operators who would like to participate and have not yet signed up please email me at mat.murdock@wvcarc.com.

Thank you again for your willingness to help out with this drill.

Mat
K2MJM

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Special Utah Great Shake Out NET

The Great Utah Shake Out is this Thursday, April 18th.  WVCARC will be holding a quick NET at 12:00 PM on our normal repeater which is 448.800 Mhz, negative offset, 100 Hz tone.  This is always an interesting NET as people are generally at a different location then our normal Thursday Night NET.


Mat Murdock
K2MJM

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

It is that time of week again. Winlink Wednesday!  This week please include in the body of you check-in how many Fire Stations WVC has.  Use the Winklink General  Check-In Template.

As always, if you need more information regarding Winlink Wednesday, go here:  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/winlink-wednesday.html

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

April 20th Drill Update - We Need More People

This is just a reminder that we need operators to sign up for the April 20th drill.  ONLY SEVEN OPERATORS HAVE SIGNED UP SO FAR.  The goal is to check-in from every school and Fire Station in the city for a total of 33 locationsWe need a minimum of 16 operators Saturday in order to accomplish this in a timely manner. 

This is one of those times where we need to have a good showing of support.  There will be city officials present to observe our progress and organization.  We will be starting at 10:00 AM and the goal is to be complete with the drill by 11:30 AM if not earlier.  If you are able to help, please log into your WVCARC Portal account and select as many schools as you feel you will be able to visit in an hour.  Please choose schools that have not already been selected by other operators.  If you are unable to access the site and would like to participate, please email me at mat.murdock@wvcarc.com.  Thank you again for your willingness to help out this Saturday.

Mat
K2MJM

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

This Winlink Wednesday, and unless otherwise specified, we will continue to use the Winlink check-in template.  One issue that many of you had last week was you were using old templates.  The current version of Winlink is 1.5.20.0.  The current version of templates is 1.0.88.0.

You can find out what version of Winlink you are running by clicking "Help" in the menu and then "About".  You can see what version of the templates you have by click "Messages" in the menu and then Templates.  The version is right at the top.

This week we are going to do another weather report as things could be interesting.  Please include your location, temperature, and a weather report.  Send your check-in to K2WVC.

For those new to templates follow the  step by step instructions how how to send a message.
  1. Launch Winlink Express.
  2. Select new message.
  3. Click on "Select Template" in the menu.
  4. Expand Standard Templates
  5. Expand GENERAL Forms
  6. Double Click on "Winlink Check In.txt"
A web browser window should open up.  Fill out submit, and transfer the form.

Templates only work in Winlink Express.  If you are using something other then Winlink Express then a standard check-in will suffice.

If you have any questions let me know.  Good Luck!

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Official 2019 Standard Load Posted

The official 2019 Standard Load has been release. You may view and download it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1foaur0cFsajkNyX46Dq8tc_UpMTJUEFpL4OxGcoqctg/edit?usp=sharing 

The biggest change is with the channels 21-30 which are set aside for club use.  It includes our repeater frequency as well as a simplex entry for if it is down.

Instructions on using the Standard Load and its purpose can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oYb0XtTCSvpUgSZf0XdJB4_HLCcnrA4LMzIfNpFNXhQ/edit?usp=sharing 

Remember that the purpose of the standard load is to create "a standard programming sequence, designed to make your radio operations faster and easier. It is also designed to give you local control over your own frequencies while somewhat standardizing channels and channel names county-wide."  Please review the instructions and the standard load out. If you have questions please bring them up at the next NET or post a comment below.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Saturday, April 6, 2019

April 20th Drill Update

In preparation for the upcoming April 20th drill, I need to know who will be participating.  I will be utilizing the Operator Portal for this.  I have updated the portal so that you can select multiple schools.  Given the number of operators who participated last year I am requesting that each participant select two schools.  I would also ask that you select schools not already selected by another operator.  For your information, I have cleared out all past selections so I will have a more accurate count of participants.  Please add your selections by April 16th so I can make final assignments.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Repeater, Take Three

Well.  The repeater is back in its rack and appears to be working properly.  Go ahead and give it a go.  Let me know if you have any issues.  The manufacture removed the duplexer from being mounted inside the repeater cabinet to outside of it.  I put it as far away as I could, as seen in the pictures below.

Mat
K2MJM




Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 20th Valley Wide Drill

This April 20th we have the opportunity to participate once again in a Salt Lake Valley wide drill.  The goal is to have Amateur radio operators check in from each and every elementary school and Fire Station in our city limits.  This will be a challenging task as there are 29+ schools and 6 Fire Stations, however I am confident we can do this.

Before the drill we will make assignments largely based on what elementary school you choose on the Operator Panel.  In the past you were only able to select fire stations.  That has changed.  You can now select schools in addition to your fire stations, so stop reading and go do that now.  :)

A few days before the drill we will email out assignments.  At 10:00 AM we will start check-ins.  Based on where people check in we may make additional assignments for operators to go and check in from another school.  We need to complete this drill by 11:00 AM.  Following the the drill the plan is to meet at City Hall where the communication trailer will be.

This is a simple drill, but it will show us and the city what we are capable of doing.  So for now the assignment for each of you is to get on the Operator Portal and get select your school.  If you have any additional questions let me know.

Mat
K2MJM

Monday, April 1, 2019

Winlink Wednesday - Templates

This Winlink Wednesday we will learn a new skill.  Winlink templates are a way to input data in a form and have that information efficiently delivered to the intended recipient.  For this Winlink Wednesday I will have you respond using a template.  Below are step by step instructions how how to accomplish this.


  1. Launch Winlink Express.
  2. Select new message.
  3. Click on "Select Template" in the menu.
  4. Expand Standard Templates
  5. Expand GENERAL Forms
  6. Double Click on "Winlink Check In.txt"


A web browser window should open up.  Fill out submit, and transfer the form.

Templates only work in Winlink Express.  If you are using something other then Winlink Express then a standard check-in will suffice.

If you have any questions let me know.  Good Luck!

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

This Winlink Wednesday we will do the same thing as last week, except, I will have you add a second line to your message that includes one Ham Radio themed skill you want to learn more about this year.

If you do not know what Winlink Wednesday is you can find out more here: Winlink Wednesday


Mat
K2MJM

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

It's No You, It's Me...

FYI, the repeater is offline.  It is headed back to the doctor to see if they can get the fans out of our signal.  Thursday's NET will be simplex on 448.800 Mhz.  We are going to try and run it from Station 76.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Winlink Wednesday

For this Winlink Wednesday we will be doing a standard check-in. No additional information will be required.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Friday, March 15, 2019

In Person Meet Tomorrow Reminder

Just a reminder.  In Person Meet, tomorrow 9:00 AM at Station 74.  Come by even if just to visit.

Mat
K2MJM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Winlink Wednesday - March 12th, 2019

This Winlink Wednesday we will do the same thing as last week.  I would like you add a weather report for your current location for the second line.

If you do not know what Winlink Wednesday is you can find out more here: Winlink Wednesday


Mat
K2MJM

6 Position, 30 Amp DC Power Distribution Board Details

I received and was able to assemble one of the 6 Position, 30 Amp DC Power Distribution boards today.  I think they turned out great.  This is one of our club fund raising kits we will have available Saturday for $30 at our in person meet.  Most circuit boards have 1 oz of copper per square foot.  These have 4 oz's as well as extra wide traces to handle the amperage.  I have include some pictures below.







Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Maker March In Person Meet March 16th

Our in-person meet this month will be one were we will building stuff.  I find these a lot of fun and the feedback we have received also indicates you all enjoy them as well.  We have three different kits we will be offering this year.  The first is our 1200 / 9600 baud TNC.  Information regarding the TNC can be found here: https://www.wvcarc.com/2018/03/tnc-pi-9k-kits.html

Second will be a new item.  It is a 6 position 30 AMP DC distribution board.  Information on this item can be found here: https://www.wvcarc.com/p/kit-dc-distribution-board.html

The last item is a 2 Meter roll up J-Pole.  These are great for portable use. It looks something like this: https://kb3kai.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_02171.jpg

We will also have cables to program radios as well as some cables to help people hook their TNC's to their radios.  Please sign up below.  As a reminder any profits from these kits goes back to the club to help fund activities and maintain the city repeater.

Winlink Wednesday

This Winlink Wednesday we will do the same thing as last week, except, I will have you add a second line to your message that includes the type / model of TNC that you are using.

If you do not know what Winlink Wednesday is you can find out more here: Winlink Wednesday


Mat
K2MJM

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Final Repeater Update

This is the final update on the repeater.  In a nutshell, it is done!  Today Curtis and I went and finished terminating the final two coax runs and grounded the lightning arresters.  Curtis donated a UPS for the packet server and we hooked up the 9600 baud packet radio.  I adjusted the repeater so that it would transmit at 30 watts.  It was transmitting at 15.  It is capable of transmitting at 40, but coverage seems sufficient where it is at.  Let me know if you notice anything weird.  Hopefully I am able to talk to you all on the repeater at some point.  Below are a few pictures and current status of our fire station deployment


Fire StationNotes
71Under Construction
72Not Started
73Complete
74Needs one Antenna Mounted
75Complete
76Needs one voice radio installed





Thursday, February 28, 2019

It's All About The Power Man

Tonight's training was on making sure you have enough power for an event.

Steps to take

1. Assess station requirements
2. Design backup power system
3. Purchase & Install
4. Test Monthly

Establish Station Requirements - Decide what you want to do?
  • Monitoring
  • Net control
  • Aid Station
  • Duration and duty cycle

List all components
  • Computer equipment
  • Consider other household needs (lights?)
  • Transceivers/tuners/interfaces
  • Computer & monitor
  • Phone land-line/cell
  • Lighting

For each component collect the following information

  • Voltage requirements
  • Peak current consumption
  • Duty cycle Requirements / How long


Homework is to find this information out.  If you would like to find out how much battery you will need use our handy dandy batter calculator for here: Battery Calculator

Enjoy

Mat
K2MJM

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Repeater is Back Online

We received the repeater back from the doctor today.  It has been placed at Fire Station 76 and is online.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  We will be using it for the Net on Thursday.  As a reminder the frequency is 448.800 MHz negative offset and 100 Hz tone.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Winlink Wednesday FAQ

I am putting this together to answer a few questions that I may have glossed over regarding Winlink Wednesday.

Question: When do I check-in?
Answer: Anytime on Wednesday.  There is not a specific time.

Question: What software do I use?
Answer:  You can use any Winlink client you want.  Here is a link to them: https://winlink.org/ClientSoftware.  If you are a Windows user then RMS Express is the easiest.  We will be showing people how to use one called PAT.  It is web based so you can use anything with a browser.

Question: How do I check-in?
Answer: Just send a message over RF.  Information is below.

To: k2wvc@winlink.org.
Subject: WVCARC Winlink Net Check-in.
Message: call sign, first name, city or town, state (HF, VHF, UHF) and mode.

An example of the message would be: K2MJM, Mat, West Valley City, UT VHF

Question: How do I hook up my TNC to my Radio and Computer
Answer: Send me an email directly or bring your equipment to the next in-person meeting and we will get you hooked up.

Question: Why are we doing this?
Answer: We want to make sure that everyone knows how to use the packet network we have setup for the city.  Nothing does this better then actually using the system.

Question:  What frequency should I use.
Answer:  145.050 Mhz simplex will be where our node is.

Question: What is the station I should connect to.
Answer: Ours is called K2WVC-10

Question: This is awesome!  Do you need help?
Answer: I would love help with this.  Shoot me an email at mat.murdock@wvcarc.com.




Monday, February 25, 2019

New Weekly Winlink NET

I have told this story many times in the past but I think it applies to many of us out there.  When I first received my technician license some 15 years ago I purchased a HT and mobile radio.  I connected to a repeater and probably talked to a couple folks and then sat it on the shelf.  A year later I pulled it out, played around with it for a bit and put it back on the shelf.  This cycle went on for five to six years.   I realized that I would continue this trend unless I did something that would force me to use my license, so I started our local neighborhood ham group.

Well, over the past two years the West Valley City Amateur Radio Club in partnership with West Valley City has worked to deploy a city wide packet network.  This project is slated to be completed by the end of the year when construction on Fire Station 71 is finished this summer.  As a club we not only have placed hardware at various fire stations but have worked to outfit our club members with the hardware necessary to take advantage of this network.  What I am afraid of is a repeat of what happened to me when I received my ticket.

I received a timely email a few days ago from Doug Davis, AD7LO who, knowing my interest in Winlink, wanted to make me aware of an article in the latest ARES E-Letter regarding the Winlink system as an emergency communications resource.  The thing that caught my eye was that in Florida they have a weekly Winlink Net. "Participants simply use on-the-air radio to send a radio email using any Winlink RMS server station they wish with one or two lines of specified content."  I realized this is what we needed in order to blow the dust off of our equipment and become more familiar with this mode.  So, with that being said I am announcing the formation of the WVCARC Winlink Net.  This Net will be held each Wednesday ie "Winlink Wednesday".  All you need to do is send a message over RF unless otherwise instructed to K2WVC@winlink.org.  The format is as follows.

Subject: WVCARC Winlink Net Check-in.
Message: call sign, first name, city or town, state (HF, VHF or Telnet) and mode.

Example
K2MJM, Mat, West Valley City, UT VHF

All check-ins will be acknowledged, and a complete list of check-ins will be sent via Winlink to all participants.

Our first Winlink Wednesday NET will be this week, February 27th.  Our WVC Winlink server packet node is live on 145.050 Mhz.  Although you are free to use any you can connect to.  For this week we will keep it simple.  Just reply with your information as the example shows above.

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this new Net let me know.

Mat
K2MJM

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Salt Lake City Marathon

It looks like you can now sign up to volunteer for the Salt Lake City Marathon.  This is a great event for the first timers.  The vent is usually done by 1:00 PM and depending on your station you may be done earlier.  You can sign by going to http://saltlakecitymarathon.com/volunteer/.  We encourage everyone to participate in at least one event each year.  You will learn things at these events that you will learn no where else.

Thanks,

Mat
K2MJM

Saturday, February 2, 2019

VE's Needed!

We have a testing session coming up this Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  We were going to be short one VE, however my daughter will be taking the test so I will not be able to grade her test so we will need two additional VE's.  This will be an ARRL sponsored testing session so you will need to be ARRL VE.  Let me know if you are available to help out.

Thanks,

Mat

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Technician Class


Related imageWe will be sponsoring a technician class in conjunction with the Salt Lake Hunter Neighborhood group on February 1st and 2nd.  The class will cost $10 and will be held at Station 74.  You can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/fqZBOg1m3fbuh5oF2.


Please share with your family and friends.

Mat

Thursday, January 24, 2019

2019 Utah DCC Conference
February 2nd, 2019
SLCC Miller Campus - Sandy, Utah
REGISTRATION
Cost is $15 per person, $20 at the door.

Prefer Cash/Check? Email utahdcc@gmail.com for instructions. You can register HERE.

Current Presenters as of Jan 24th is as follows:

9:10am - 10:10am - General Session #1 
Dxing with Digital Modes - John Mitton KK7L

10:35 am - 11:35 am - General Session #2
Field Radio Operations with Digital - John Jacobs W7DBO

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Breakout Session #1
Room 1 - Ham Band Packet (HBP) a new protocol - Andy Valencia K6AJV
Room 2 - Asterisk Allstar Digital Network - Roland Smith K7OJL

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Breakout Session #2
Room 1 - Antenna Modeling with 4nec2 - Kelby Davis AD7VO
Room 2 - Winlink and the Bear 100 - Tyler Griffiths N7UWX
Room 3 - Setting up a Pi Star HotSpot for DMR - Roger Davies N6DVZ

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Breakout Session #4
Room 1 - Yaesu System Fusion - Greg Lundell K7UHP
Room 2 - USB Software Defined Radio - John Jacobs W7DBO
Room 3 - DMR Q & A - Roger Davies N6DVZ

Demonstrations
PBX On Mesh
DMR Get On The Air Station
UTAH SDR
MESH Nodes
3D Printing
Field Radio Digital Equipment

Monday, January 21, 2019

NET IS MOVING THIS THURSDAY

We have tested out our new repeater and we feel things are sufficiently setup to move the Thursday Net to our new frequency.  So with that being said Thursday's net (January 24th 8:00 PM) will be held on 448.800 Mhz, negative offset 100 hz tone.  We will have someone on the old frequency just in case not everyone gets the message that we have moved.  In the mean time I would recommend that you try hit the repeater before the net to make sure your radio is properly configured. 

We thank the Salt Lake Count ARES for allowing us to use their
repeater the past couple of years.

Thanks,
Mat Murdock
K2MJM