Have you heard? (President’s Message)
Elmer Hour Generated Lots of Energy at the April 17th Meeting. The screwdriver antenna presentation by John Ellis, NP2B, drew a crowd in the front of the room. John has generously offered to donate this antenna to the club as a fundraiser at the May silent auction.
In the back of the room, Rick Silverston, WD4JJI, had his notebook and was checking out the Eisenhower WiFi. Rick connected to his digital station at his QTH and gave digital demonstrations. Rick has offered to do a digital program later this year.
Len Klein, K4LFK, got together with a group of repeater-minded members to discuss ways of sharing information. Repeater maintenance is not only a budget item, it’s now a club responsibility. Thanks to all of you who are participating with Len on this very important function.
I was very pleased to see the interaction between club members and visitors/new members. When you see someone sitting alone, it’s a pretty good clue they are new. Special thanks to Jeanette Ellis NP2C, George Briggs K2DM, Wayne Brown N4FP, and Larry Russo K3TFU for going the extra mile to say welcome.
Speaking of visitors, TVARC had an unexpected visit from Steve Szabo, WB4OMM, who is running for NFL Section Manager. Many members had a chance to talk to Steve during Elmer Hour and at the break.
Echolink now on 443.150 (in addition to 443.225)! Thanks to Wayne Brown, N4FP, with assistance from The Voice of Experience, Rick Silverston, WD4JJI, for getting Echolink installed on the 150 repeater. The installation is at Wayne’s QTH using a donated Wouxun from the Otto Voeittner estate, and a computer that Wayne had available.
I will publish details on the silent auction on the web site and reflector before the next meeting, May 15th. 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
• Elmer Time Net – **NOW HAS ECHOLINK**
– Net meets 7 PM Wednesday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink K4LFK-L
May 15, 2014, Eisenhower Rec Center
6:00 PM Elmer Hour – ECT Review
6:00 PM Elmer Q&A in the back with the coffee!
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:30 PM Refreshments
(Cookie Monster is Curtiss Besley KK4RIY)
8:00 PM Program Hurricane Prep & ARRL Centennial
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.
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