Myles VE7FSR and his buddy Rolf went up to Greenstone today and swapped out the TX radio on the repeater. The new radio is up and running at just over 20 watts.
Thanks to Myles & co. for getting it back on the air!
Have a look at the replacement TX radio here.
Myles (VE7FSR) will be presenting information on APRS, the Automatic Packet Reporting System, an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area.
He will be bringing several examples of gear commonly used for APRS digipeaters and trackers, and will also show how APRS can be used with Android smartphones or tablets and at home in the ham shack. To get an idea of stations active in APRS in the Kamloops area, check out this link: http://aprs.fi/#!addr=kamloops.
For more information on APRS, see the links below:
This presentation will take place following a very short meeting of the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 PM, Thursday Oct. 2 at St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Ave., in the small building to the East of the church.
If you or anyone you know are interested in APRS please plan to attend. All are more than welcome.
After a summer's relaxation (we can pretend, right?) it's time to get the club rolling again. The next meeting will be this Thursday the 4th at the usual place and time.
Don't forget that the annual dues are due at the do!
Look forward to seeing you there,
The Kamloops Amateur Radio Club will again be set up for this year's public demonstration of emergency communications!
Field Day is coming up soon, June 27-29! Attached to this post is our schedule, which is generally pretty flexible other than the operating times which are set by the ARRL.
The location is the Philip ranch at 5380 Jackson Rd. in Knutsford. Driving directions from the Aberdeen Mall can be found right here. For the hams reading this, there is plenty of room for camping or RV parking if you wish to spend the night and operate the midnight shift!
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you have any questions or concerns, please drop us a line.
On behalf of the club,
The last KARC club meeting before the summer break will be this Thursday, 7:30pm at St. George's church. There are some items we need to complete from the AGM last month, then we'll be on to the fun stuff of making the final arrangements for Field Day.
From Bill VE7WWW's email
Just a quick note to remind everyone of the monthly meeting coming up this Thursday evening. Usual time & place, and we look forward to seeing you there!
A very quick note that our monthly meeting is this Thursday the 6th of February at the usual time & location.
Hope it's a good one!
Don't forget that the January meeting of the KARC will be this thursday the 2nd of January at the usual time & place.
See you there!
Thanks to Myles VE7FSR for providing some pictures of the VE7RKA repeater site from a couple of trips he's made up there in the past few weeks.
They're in the Greenstone 2013 album here: Click me!
There won't be a regular club meeting tonight. Instead we will be holding our annual pot luck dinner on Friday Dec. 13th in the basement of the church. Doors will be open at 17:30.
See you there!