Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

Rail Fest at the Rail Station Park on August 8th

The Tryon Amateur Radio Club will be present at the Rail Fest on August 8th, 2009 (rain date August 9th). We will begin event station set-up at approximately 8:30am.

Our event station will be located in the parking lot between the Cayadetta Creek and Kingsboro Towers on Frontage Road.

We will have HF, VHF and UHF radios to demonstrate our hobby to the community. Please come visit us and participate. Flyers with literature will be distributed among the visitors.

Admission to the Rail Fest is free, but donations of non-perishable food items will be collected all day and will benefit the FulMont Community Action Agency.

For more information please visit this Leader-Herald article.

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Ham Fest | “RADIOCOM” July 18, 2009

The Utica Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is sponsoring the “RADIOCOM 2009” ham fest on July 18 at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. This event is YL/XYL friendly thanks to the craft fair taking place in the same location.

For directions to the herkimer county fairgrounds click here.

Vendor Setup 6:00 AM. Hamfest Hours 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. General Admission $5.00. Flea Market and Tailgate $2.00 + general admission. There will be a charge for Indoor Space of $2.00 additional per space. Door prizes will also be available.

Talk-In: 146.76 (-600) K2IQ
VE Testing on Site Check in @ 9:00 AM.

For more information please visit the Utica Amateur Radio Club, Inc. and the Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association, Inc. websites.

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Article: Why does my voice sound different when I hear it on a recording?

Yesterday I was trying to cancel my XM/Sirius radio for second time (nothing against them, it is just that since the merge I didn’t care for the new station lineup anymore.)
I decided this time to record the call to have it for my records. After the call was ended I plaid the recording back and realized how bad I sound. I don’t mean because of my accent, I just don’t sound like I think I do.
I imagine this is also the case over the airwaves on the rigs mic. I looked for an explanation and found an interesting answer in popular science dot com. I would like to share it with you, please click here.

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5/19/2009 Meeting

  • Our best wishes go out to Bernie Kolacki “WB2FBP”. If you wish to visit him, he is in room 269 at the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady.
  • Members of the group that could not make the meeting today and would like to have the ID to access the ECR room please contact WA2RQC to find out more details.
  • Next meeting will be at Otto’s QTH at 6:00 pm.
  • Ideas needed for following talks.
  • Hi to the Tweeters from 73’s and OKHams, thanks for following us.
  • Andrew “KC2EUS” gave an interesting talk about APRS. A Q&A session followed the talk. Look at some pictures on the media page.
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