Have you heard? (President’s Message)
K4VRC/r 443.225 has been performing well at the Wildwood site since December. We are now ready to officially make this our EMCOMM repeater. As of Monday, March 17th Echolink will be back on this repeater. The 440 Ragchew net will also move to 443.225 at 7 PM on Monday, March 17th. TVARC’s ever-dependable, Maury Schwartz, K6LWD, will be NCS. Please join us.
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 20th! Leon Jurczyszyn, K8ZAG, has generated a lot of enthusiasm with his HAMNET training sessions. If you are interested in learning more, join us for Elmer Hour at 6 PM on Thursday, March 20th, for Leon’s presentation on D-RATS on the Mesh Network. Bring your notebook. If you don’t have the D-RATS program, it will be available.
The program for the evening will be on Radio Station HYPO, which broke the Japanese Naval Code (JN25) using the Beverage antenna designed by Harold Beverage, 2BML.
MS Walk is March 29th at the Polo Grounds We are looking for 2 golf carts, one 2 seat cart for restocking, the other 4 seat for the sag wagon. If you can help us out with a golf cart, or would like to volunteer, please sign up at the meeting, or contact Larry Russo, K3TFU, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Larry, for heading this up.
Hope to see you there,
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• TVARC Ragchew
– Net meets 7 PM Monday
– 443.225 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4VRC-L
• QCWA Ragchew
– Net meets 10 AM Friday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5
– Net meets 8:30 PM Sunday
– 147.030 (+600) PL 123.0
• Sumter EMCOMM NET
– Net meets 8:30 PM Monday
– 146.925 (-600) PL 123.0
March 20, 2014, Eisenhower Rec Center
6:00 PM Elmer Hour
Topic D-RATS on the MESH Network
6:00 PM Elmer Q&A in the back with the coffee!
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:30 PM Refreshments (Cookie Monster is Ralph
8:00 PM Program – Radio Station HYPO
TVARC club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd., in The Villages. Anyone involved or interested in Ham Radio is welcome!
Was held on Wednesday, February 26th at Laurel Manor Picnic Pavilion. Check photos HERE.
Dave Mizikar, K3ILA, photographer
Emergency Communications Team
The ECT has been established to maintain information on members who are willing to be called upon during an emergency for communications assistance within The Villages. No training, no paperwork. Just give us your contact information and pertinent equipment.
To sign up Click HERE
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