SCARA and Sumner ARES will be hosting a license class for 4 Saturdays in May. If you or someone you know has wanted to get an amateur radio license, this is the perfect opportunity! For more information, visit the Technician License Class page.
Our April Meeting will be this Thursday, at 7 PM at the ESC in Gallatin. There are some exciting things to share, so you won’t want to miss the meeting! Hope to see everyone there!
The program will be on the Strange Antenna Challenge, an informal event that occurs each May to encourage creativity in HF antennas. More importantly, it demonstrates that there is nearly always a way to get on HF with a little creativity!
Hope to see everyone there!
Our February meeting is this Thursday at 7:00 PM. Testing begins at 6:00 PM.
Richard, WD4BKY, will be presenting the program. It will be on the repeater system and the changes that have occurred over the last few months. We also have a few business items to cover.
See everyone Thursday!
Our January meeting program will be on reading radar. Although we are in the slow season for severe weather, spring is just around the corner and as we observed before Christmas, tornadoes can and do strike at any time of the year. Bill Esquilla KC5PWS will be presenting.
We will also be taking a look at 2015 club activities and objectives. Come join us!
I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope everyone will join us for some exciting activities in 2015.
Our next meeting is January 8. A notice will be sent out next week.
The new Shout South site is on the air at www.shoutsouth.com. The most current list of all of the repeaters linked into our system will be listed there.
The Portland repeater is up. It favors to the north.
443.300 (+), 107.2 PL
The annual Christmas party will be held at 7:00 PM at Cherokee Steak House in place of our regular meeting. Please E-mail Chuck KK4ODK to RSVP. We need to have an exact count by December 8, so everyone needs to RSVP by then.
Thursday October 9th, 2014
7:00 PM – Gallatin, TN
The W4LKZ Repeater System
So, what’s it all about you ask?.
We’ve all heard about how complex the W4LKZ system really is, and without question it is indeed one of the best and most capable systems in the entire state of Tennessee. However, with the complex system of linking them together, there are some things we need to keep in mind when using the system. First of all, you are all encouraged to use the system. That is what it is there for, however, in order to really appreciate its capability, we need to understand more about the system operation behind the scenes. Richard Pryor will explain how it is all linked together, and what happens when you key up the repeater system. That is exactly what this month’s meeting is all about and you definitely don’t want to miss this meeting. Not only will you learn a lot, but you will have a new appreciation for what Richard and his team have accomplished with this system and its capabilities.
Richard Pryor is our Trustee and solely responsible for the proper use of the club call sign – W4LKZ, as well as making sure the system follows all FCC regulations and requirements for engineering quality, proper use of the system by its users, and of course, it must also follow all FCC regulations for system identification, proper operating practices, and user identification. This will be a great meeting! You definitely do not want to miss this meeting! Please be there!