KE0BKM – David, ran the Monday night net, and had 8 check-ins.
K0JAA ran the Monday night net and had 20 check-ins.
The issues with noise getting into the .210 repeater appear to be resolved. After going to the site with some technicians, Wayne, WBØAAN was able to track down the issue to AC noise and the problem component was replaced. The PL Tone remains on for the time, but most of the noise has subsided.
On Jan 20th, the program meeting was held for “Ham Shack Show & Tell.” Club members sent in photographs and descriptions of their shacks, then we took turns describing our setup and what activities we liked to participate in.
It was great to learn how many different things our club members are involved in, such as contesting, PSK31, DX, QRP, and local repeaters, and the variety of equipment. It was also noted that everyone who shared used a wire antenna of some kind – no beams! I’m sure new hams were interested in seeing what can be done with varying levels of expenditure as well.
As a result of this meeting, an idea for a future “List of Elmers” was conceived and may be available in the Members Area of the website soon. Thank you to all who participated, it was a fun evening of sharing!
Due to the ongoing noise issues at the repeater site, the PL Tone Squelch has been turned on, set to 91.5 Hz. Make sure you program your radios to transmit the PL Tone in order to bring up the repeater.
NØZPD ran the weekly Monday Night Net at 7:30p with the following check-ins:
- NØZPD – net control
10 check-ins, thank you to everyone who participated.
If you have been experiencing difficulty getting into the 147.210+ JARC repeater, it is because the technical committee has had to tighten the squelch.
It has been confirmed that there is low level background noise barely in the passband which is getting through the filters into the receiver. This is causing it to key up. The fix is to tighten the squelch while we investigate.
This issue first was noticed November 21st, 2014.
An alternate solution is to turn on the PL tone for the receiver, which may have to be done, if we are unsuccessful.
In any case, at the officers meeting today, it was noted that the technical committee is working toward a permanent solution, but is still investigating the issue.
Happy New Year! Check out the Meetings page for a list of planned program meetings this year, and stay tuned for updates from the Officers on what else is planned this year.
There is also a new Members Area which contains the list of members and meeting minutes.