** NEWS ** NEWS ** NEWS **
- Hamfest on Ham Nation here is the link.https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation/episodes/412?autostart=false
Up coming SET next Saturday. Glen will have more
information on this on the ARES Net Tuesday on the 147.27
repeater starting at 8:00 p.m.
- First Reading of Ben-K5BOM
and Chris-W5CLP. They will be voted on at the November
Glen - KG5CEN (Instructor) presented a Digital Class and this covered
APRS, Winlink, and Fldigi software. The following
attendees were:Roger-KE5YKI, Scott-KD5PCK, Bob-KC5NNK,
Frank-WA5VCS(Instructor), Paul-W2XXX, Paula-KI5CDJ, Jarod-AE5LG, and
Chris Patron - W5CLP.
The class discussed using Packet Radio, Winlink Express, and
APRS for Emcomm and everyday use. We explained the various
types of cables and equipment you could use to connect to
digital modes with your radios, including built-in sound
cards, TNCs, SignaLink USBs, and the EasyDigis. Videos
discussed how to go through setting up Winlink Express and
getting registered to use the network. We distributed
copies of the software for UZ7HO Soundmodem and Terminal
software TNC, the latest version of Winlink Express, and
Pinpoint APRS for Windows. We also discussed how you could
also use APRS via the Internet or radio with various apps
available for your smartphone, tablet or computer. Handouts
included a set of instructions on how to access the club's
digipeater, the set of commands available for leaving and
retrieving messages from the digi's mailbox, and how to send
email messages from Winlink or APRS to regular internet
email programs or to people's cell phones as SMS and MMS
text messages. Finally, we demonstrated through my
station connecting to the digipeater to retrieve a message
and making contact to check for mail from the N5UXT Winlink
RMS station in New Orleans and chatting with AA5UY through
the packet system.
Test Session will be set for Nov. 16 th at the OARC for 9:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please refer to our Class/test page for
more information. It is also posted on the Calendar
Thank you to Jarrod-AE5LG for his station upgrade proposal
W5MMC-Cory and Greg-KG5RFM both voted in.
Items for sale from a donation.
meeting is Oct. 17th at the OARC
at 7:30 p.m.
- Hamfest photos are posted on the Files/photo page.
- Building: Need to fix a minor leak, repair light in
shack, repair/replace ac unit, and clean back room so one
can work on equipment. Other news can be found in the
- Plans are to have a meeting a quarter in the
other side of the parish, details will follow.
can update their information for the new club's directory.
Here is the form This
form has to be hand carried or mailed to Frank's attention.
- Minutes are Posted for
Here is a
direct link for that PDF
- QRM is posted for June, July
2019. Here is a
direct link for that PDF.
- Follow us on Facebook.
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- Past Presentations:
Here is a link-these are save on the Cloud.
- Winter Field Day 2019;
Pictures are posted on our Cloud.
- Russel-AB6DS has 2 fusion repeaters in Bush, LA and they are
connected to the DWARN repeater system. Here is
a link that will give users more information about
DWARN and Fusion (C4FM).
- Ron is taking orders for shirts with our logo on them.
Please check the minutes for prices and sizes.
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