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The club holds a technical net on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the 447.275 (100 Hz tone)  This is a great chance for you to ask any question you might have about radios, antenna, or just how to get on with that project. No questions is to simple come join us.

These sessions are recorded and posted to the "Supplies/Resoures" area of our website for anyone who may have missed a session.

Dec 12  tech net topic “Analog verse digital who’s winning?”

Just a quick note to let you know that I've made some changes to Echolink.  Since the 145.115 repeater is down, and the majority of members at the last club meeting opted to have Echolink available on the 447.275 repeater, I've activated it there.

The 447.275 has assumed the Echolink node number 4236 now and is up and functioning.

When the 145.115 is returned to operational status, it will have the Echolink node number of 462899

All the parts to repair both repeaters are here (as of yesterday!).   I am still trying to line up another person to climb the tower this weekend.  If I am successful in doing that, we hope to have both repeaters back on air in full capacity before the weekend is out.

This also means that the 447.275 will be down for a few hours during the repairs.  Announcement will be made over the repeater prior to turning it off.

Stay tuned, more to come. 

James

KI0KN

NCARC Tech Chair

 

Horsetooth:

Still waiting on new parts for 447.275 and 145.115 repeaters.  No delivery estimate available. Keeping our fingers crossed this will come in in time to install before snow. The outside air temp seems to have made a difference on the intermod problems, they have been reduced since it's gotten cooler but still exist. The battery backup system has been installed at Horsetooth.  We have taken an initial look at the broken backup generator at that site also.  We will bring parts with us next visit to see if we can get that generator online again. (That generator is not owned by NCARC, but we have permission to fix it if we wish to use it as it will provide backup power to the entire site).

UPDATE-  We now have delivery estimates on the Horsetooth parts!  Some will arive Nov 29th and the rest Dec 5th.  ... more

The club holds a net each Wednesday at 6:30 pm on the 447.275 repeater (100 Hz tone).  This net starts as a formal net with check-ins and an opportunity to ask questions of the board and members.  Then switches to an informal net where participants can chat about anything on their mind.

 

 

The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday November 8th,  2016 at the Golden Corral in Loveland (the same one as the general club meetings).  We'll start meeting there around 5 or 5:30 for dinner and informal conversation.  The formal meeting will start at 6:00pm.

Golden Corral

The next general club will be on Saturday, November 19 , 2016. Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the Golden Corral, 1360 SCULPTOR DRIVE, LOVELAND, CO It is located off E. Eisenhower (US Hwy 34) with an adjoined Kohl's parking lot. Join us at 8 am for breakfast, then the meeting starts at 9 where the last order of business is a presentation about some aspect of ham radio. Meeting agendas are published before the meeting on the member's area alongside the... more

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