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HIGHLAND LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC.
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- 1 HIGHLAND LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC.
- 2 CURRENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- 3 CLUB MEETINGS:
- 5 WEBSITE CHANGES & ADDITIONS
- 6 MEMBERSHIP
- 7 HAM BLOGS AND REPEATERS
- 8 MISCELLANY
CURRENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Skywarn training March 5 with Paul Yura
“Be Prepared for Spring Weather”
DATES: Thursday March 5, 2015
TIME: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Burnet Community Center
401 E. Jackson
Burnet, TX 78611
NO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
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
No meeting in December. January meeting will include a potluck dinner.
We meet on the repeater (147.020 / 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 in 145.550 FM, Mode PSK63 (more below).
The .66 machine (146.66 / tone 88.5) was moved to the new frequency due to interference that could not be located, including every router you drove by. Jim, K5JTM, is the repeater trustee now. Our new frequency (147.020) is also our primary repeater for EmComm. Our backup is now frequency 145.290 (tone 114.8) — thanks to Chuck, KB5YKJ — and thanks also to Chuck for all the help in supporting us during this switch. Our tertiary repeater for EmComm is 145.390 (tone 103.5) — thanks to Brooks, N5KUQ.
The digital net immediately follows the voice net. Frequency 145.550 FM, mode psk63. We exercise the use of FLdigi during that time, and soon will be exercising RMS Express Peer-to-peer there.
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
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
147.020 / 88.5: K5HLA Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club
145.030 digi-peater K5HLA
145.290 / 114.8 KB5YKJ Chuck Dear (secondary for EmComm)
145.390 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake (tertiary for EmComm)
442.850 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake
Map Mashup of hams — this is a pretty interesting view