January Meeting

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!

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Merry Christmas

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.

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ShoutSouth Update

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.

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Portland Repeater On the Air

The Portland repeater is up. It favors to the north.

443.300 (+), 107.2 PL
30W Output

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December Christmas Party

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.

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October Meeting

Thursday October 9th, 2014
7:00 PM – Gallatin, TN

The W4LKZ Repeater System
So, what’s it all about you ask?.

OVERVIEW

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!

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August Meeting

Where: The EOC @ the Emergency Management Building –  255 Airport Road, Gallatin TN. 37066

What Time: The meeting will start at 7:00 pm.

This month’s topic: This month’s program is on RDF (Radio Directional Finding) – RDF – “Technique and Technology” –  by Jonathan Cullifer – W4CGP

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July Meeting

This is a reminder that our July meeting will be tomorrow at 7:00 PM at the Emergency Services Center in Gallatin, TN. VE testing begins promptly at 6:00 PM. For directions, please see the meeting page. For more information on testing, please see the testing page.

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Field Day

Just a reminder: Field Day is next weekend (June 28 & 29). We will have an operating location in Triple Creek Park near Gallatin. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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White House Repeater

The White House repeater is up.

443.400 (+), 107.2 PL
25W Output

We are still working out some of the issues with the receive audio.

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