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HIGHLAND LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC.
CURRENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
“Ham Slam” license course
October 24, 25, 26 with Volunteer Examiner tests on Sunday afternoon. Walk-ins welcome for that. HAM Slam 2014 – Full Details
Jamboree on the Air
The Boy Scout JOTA at the Marble Falls VFD. Article here.
ICS course availability
ICS 300 on 12/6&7/2014
ICS 400 on 12/13&14/2014
Liberty Hill Fire Department
Date/Time: The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club normally meets on the last Friday of the month at 1830 Hours local time. Quarterly, in January, April, July, and October the meeting is a potluck supper.
ARES session convenes immediately before the regular meeting, at 1800, EXCEPT when there is a potluck supper meeting.
Location: Marble Falls EMS station. 609 Industrial Boulevard, Marble Falls, TX MAP
Special meeting notes
For 9/26/14: Pres. Jim, K5JTM, will likely be discussing the upcoming Ham Slam (Oct 25). Gil, KA5GIL, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Burnet/Llano counties will discuss the upcoming exercise on Oct 11.
We meet on the repeater (146.66 / tone 88.5) each Sunday night at 2030 hours local. It normally runs 15-20 minutes including a training topic, local ham news and ARES information. The digital net follows immediately thereafter.
The .66 machine (146.66 / tone 88.5) remains in its alternate location for testing. For now, we are using 145.290 (tone 114.8) — thanks to Chuck, KB5YKJ — as our primary repeater. That is his physical repeater which is located at our PR4 location.
The digital net immediately follows the voice net. Frequency 145.550 FM, mode psk63. We exercise the use of FLdigi during that time.
Monday mornings will find many area hams (club members and otherwise) at the El Charro Mexican Food Restaurant in Burnet, TX (block South of the traffic light at the 7-11). We meet for breakfast and arrive around 7:30-8:00am. All are welcome and the conversations at the table are guaranteed to be interesting. Tall tales are allowed. Even the truth is accepted (grudgingly). The group recently migrated from the Highlander but that’s a tale of its own.
WEBSITE CHANGES & ADDITIONS
NBEMS tutorials (have been moved to here)
Added a page on RMS Express via sound card
Enables both VHF packet and HF Winmor using a SignaLink (no TNC required) (here)
New on the website: videos covering all aspects of installing, configuring and using the NBEMS/FLdigi programs.
- Full (voting): $24.00 member must possess a valid amateur radio license
- Associate (non-voting): $24.00 for anyone aspiring to become an amateur radio operator
- Family (voting): $26.00 for multiple licensed amateur radio operators in the same household
- Family: $26.00 for combined licensed ham and (non-voting) Associate member
Download the form:
HLARC Membership Application just download, complete, and send it with your dues payment and a copy of your ham license (if applicable) as stated on the form. Check out the new member info. NOTE: clicking the membership application link should open the PDF form in your browser. If it does not, then your browser is not configured to do so and in that case, right-click the link and choose to ‘save link as’ or whatever your particular browser does.
HAM BLOGS AND REPEATERS
Blogs by local hams
146.660 / 88.5: K5HLA Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club
145.030 digi-peater K5HLA
145.290 / 114.8 KB5YKJ Chuck Dear
145.390 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake
442.850 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake
444.275 / WA5PJE (status unknown)
443.500 / AI5TX (Closed. Part of Armadillo Intertie)
Map Mashup of hams – this is a pretty interesting view