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Washington County ARES. May 2014. Visitors. Upgrades & Certificates. AuxCom. Stations – Served Agencies. Continuity Test. Does the Damn think work!. Continuity Test . 147.320 mhz Repeater ARRG 80m SSB 3.964mhz 40m SSB 7.248mhz DSTAR 440.550 KD7RFI B ( Bvtn ) DSTAR Simplex 147.54.

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continuity test
Continuity Test
  • Does the Damn think work!
continuity test1
Continuity Test
  • 147.320 mhz Repeater ARRG
  • 80m SSB 3.964mhz
  • 40m SSB 7.248mhz
  • DSTAR 440.550 KD7RFI B (Bvtn)
  • DSTAR Simplex 147.54
continuity test2
Continuity Test

2m/70cm Repeaters

2m Simplex

WinlinkGateways

WinlinkP2P

PSK

continuity test3
Continuity Test
  • Participants: 124
  • Contacts: HF Voice 252
  • Winlink P2P 3
  • Winlink Gateway 173
  • PSK32 5
  • 2m & 70cm RPTR 318
  • 2m Simplex 68
  • DSTAR RPTR 31
  • DSTAR Simplex 13
contacts
Contacts
  • 863+ Contacts
what worked
What Worked
  • More participation than expected
  • HF Pactor worked well through the XE2 gateway on 20 meters in Mexico.
  • It was  a good exercise for training.  We could do more like this.
what didn t work
What didn’t work
  • adding ICS forms to a file on the packet PC
  • Clean up address book
  • Need DSTAR for Dummies x2
  • Update repeater list for all radios – including DSTAR
  • 40/80m difficult “Qualify”
  • DRATS
  • DSTAR DRATS proved unreliable through the Synopsis repeater
why we do this
Why We Do This
  • http://nyti.ms/1enRFR4
spring set 2014
Spring SET 2014
  • Spring SET Apr 16th 0700-1400
  • Wednesday
  • Everything works – Internet – Repeaters – Etc… be prepared for surprises
  • It’s about the connection to County Emergency Managers
  • Earthquake & Flooding Event
  • Small limited SET
spring set addendum
Spring SET Addendum
  • Steve N7BEF & Lynn KE7WKM activated for SET
  • 2 messages were sent Activation and a Quarterly Report
  • 2 messages were received from Ernie K7EAJ – Activation & Deactivation
  • No messages were received from our emergency manager
one weird trick to
One Weird Trick to:
  • To get S9
  • Cut QRM
  • Make an antenna
  • Get on the air
  • Build….
slide23
TIP: know what poison oak looks like. To be fair to our SEC, I don't think Vince got into any while tying off the end of the dipole
slide24
TIP: this is the easiest way to get a rope over a tree branch that I have found. Lee KD7CNH tries the underhand fling from a bucket.
training day
Training Day
  • Saturday September 13th 0900 to 1400
clear 0n your final
Clear 0n Your Final
  • What Did I Miss
additions
Additions
  • Field Day need volunteers – EC will cook burgers
  • Annual Elections will be held at the June 2014 General Meeting. Ben Johnson(Chair), Ken Tolliver (Secretary), Rick Banton (Member-at-Large) and Paul Thutt (Member-at-Large) are the terms that are expiring. All wish to continue serving.