Thanks to several people the Plattsburg 2M repeater now has an improved antenna and so far reports have been very good as far as coverage and signal quality. The new System Fusion repeater from Yaesu is doing quite well at 20W. Feel free to try it out and send reports to email@example.com so we can get a feel for coverage area and audio reports.
The repeater is NOT linked and is functioning as a stand alone repeater until we get the controller interface ordered and installed. This may take 3-4 weeks to arrive so any weather nets will be conducted on the other 3 linked repeaters; in Osborn on the 2M and 70cm and on the Kingston 70cm.
Members will be replacing antennas at Plattsburg and Osborn repeaters, weather permitting, on Friday 5-1-2015 at 3 pm. If you are available to assist come on by. There is always a need for ground control. We have 3 climbers so a few guys to help with ropes and setup would be great.
There will be a Tech class offered in Cameron at the Municipal Building in the
meeting room where we hold our monthly meetings.
5/2 – 9:00 AM Saturday
5/6 – 5:30 PM Wednesday
5/9 – Monthly meeting at 9AM ( all students encouraged to attend)
Class after meeting about 10:00
Test Session at 3PM
No Cost for the class, test session is $12.00
For more information or to enroll, contact George KC0GP
Click this link for more info.
Our group was approved to purchase a Yaesu System Fusion repeater as part of their promotional event. We should have the new repeater in the next couple months as Yaesu is on a backlog with this program. This new repeater will do both C4FM DIGITAL, and analog so no one will have to change their radio setup to use the new repeater. For info visit YAESU website and look up System Fusion for details!
Reminder that the NWMO ARES® Group meets this Saturday 9 am at the Cameron Public Safety building.
Wishing everyone in the group a Safe and Happy New Year! Hope to see you at our January 10th meeting.
Here is the link to the contest information, the band has been doing pretty good the last few weeks so give it a try.