Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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
Rocco, WU2M added DMR capabilities to our 70cm repeater (445.075- MHz) KW2Y. The repeater now supports both FM and DMR. The repeater is configured to use color code 1 and both time slots are supported. A decision about which TS will be the primary will be taken at a later day. In addition, Rocco has requested the creation of the talk group Tryon Emcomm 31313 which is in the process of being fully assigned to us.
What is DMR? John, K3NXU has created a good DMR tutorial that should give you the basics. If you still have questions, please ask.
Don, WA2EZ has created an account to accept donations via the AmazonSmile program. If you wish to donate via this program, next time you buy something from Amazon.com use http://smile.amazon.com, select “Tryon Amateur Radio Club Inc.” and the club will receive 0.05% of your purchase at no cost to you.
Here is how to get started:
If you have any questions, please email Don at: wa2ez [at] live.com
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