Wednesday, February 20th
ARRL Exam Session begins at 5:30pm
Meeting at 7:00pm
Entrances to the EOC room is located at the back of the building.
- Repeater updates.
Upcoming topics (Subject to change):
Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz
We would like to introduce the new HF 10 meters net. It will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m EST. This is NOT an ARES/RACES net, just a club net.
The following is the script to follow so everyone is familiar with the format.
Opening the Net:
Approximately at 18:45 hrs tune to the net frequency of 28.420 MHz and see if the frequency is clear. If not look for a clear frequency as close to 28.420 Mhz as possible. At this point you should make an announcement on the 146.700 and 146.970 repeaters letting everyone know of the frequency change. If possible, post the new frequency to the club Facebook page http://www.fb.com/k2jji.
If time permits, you can begin taking early check-ins as HF conditions could make taking checkins a longer process then when using a repeater. Tip: If you can start up a QSO with one of the check-ins prior to 7pm, you will establish the use of the frequency and make the net more successful when it’s time to start at 7pm.
TROYN would like to give thanks to Scott W8NUD for providing the new Broadcastify audio feed.
Broadcastify provides audio feeds from all over the US, there are mobile apps for all platforms to listen to the streams from any location of the world with cellular data or internet coverage.
Scott’s stream provides audio stream of the following frequencies:
TRYON (K2JJI) – 146.700, 146.970, 443.700, 445.075
MVARA (N2MNT) – 147.195
Cherry Valley (NC2C) – 145.350
We needed to re-validate our Echolink account. When Echolink goes through the validation process it automatically issues you a new node number. The new node number is: 845553
The name still K2JJI-R, but if you need to connect via DTMF from a remote node, please use the new node number.
Tryon ARC has created a list of suggested frequencies for the 2m band. Feel free to program these frequencies and use them. Those frequencies have good coverage for the Fulton and Montgomery counties. If you have any corrections or have other frequency suggestions feel free to post it below or on our facebook page.
The frequency list can also be found on the ARES/RACES page with the manuals for the radios FT2800 and IC718 which are the radios in the EOC radio room.
The Tryon ARC would like to let all our members know about the NY QSO Party. Here is the bulletin sent by Dean, NW2K regarding this event:
It’s all about NY on October 15 as radio amateurs from around the world get on the air to work all 62 NY counties, Chautauqua to Clinton, Niagara to Suffolk. A dozen or more mobile operators will take to the mean streets of NYC or the bucolic surrounds of the Southern Tier and North Country. Brave souls will sneak out to the woodlands to activate a rare county, Field Day style, as temps may dip into the 30’s. And good, solid Elmers will open up their shacks to new hams and build excitement as the spotlight is on US!