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Congrats to the follow who tested at the Weber Co February VE Test Session
Kellogg, Stevan KG7ZTE Extra
McNamara, Roger KI7JVI General
Sorensen, Morgan KI7UFY General
Kelsey, Dan KI7UFR Technician
Johnson, Zach KI7UFZ Technician
Lloyd, Christopher KI7UFP Technician
McNamara, Tyler KI7UFW Technician
Phipps, Danielle KI7UFU Technician
Primm, Lee KI7UFM Technician
Pronschinske, Kenneth KI7UFN Technician
Rasmussen, Dylan KI7UFL Technician
Rizzi, Zach KI7UFS Technician
Spackman, Susie KI7UFK Technician
Tams, Kevin KI7UFT Technician
Tams, Kory KI7UFV Technician
Tams, Shelby KI7UFX Technician
Weimer, Timothy KI7UFQ Technician
Next OARC VE Test Session in Weber County: details
VE Test Session >>> 1st Wednesday 06 June 2018 @ 6:00 PM
_______________________________________________________ Utah Digital Communications Conference
(DCC) 4th Sat 24 March 2018 Sandy Utah
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Utah Digital Communications Conference (DCC)
4th Sat 24 March 2018
Download your own copy of the new 2017 Ham Band Chart
from the club website - "Ham Links" page.
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Mike Fullmer and Scott Willis made their last trip of the year to Mt Ogden today. Yes, there is a few small patches of snow, but not enough to stop the trek. It was 31 degrees with a 30 mph wind at the top. Not real warm. The purpose of the trip was to change the 146.90 repeater functionality.
The 146.90 repeater, on Mt Ogden, now uses a DCS squelch of 122. It used to use a PL or CTCSS tone of 123. Notice the 122 and 123 are really close to each other. This is on purpose, to help people remember the code number.
So, in order to use this repeater, it will be necessary to reprogram your radio. If you need help in doing this refer to your radio manual. If you cannot understand the manual, get help from another ham to assist you. There are plenty of people that are willing to assist you with this.
This should cure the noise problem we have been having with the repeater. So use it. It needs testing.
You will notice a few things about it use. If you are a person that likes to kerchunk repeaters, you cannot kerchunk this repeater. It will come up, but you will not hear it. The squelch tail at the end of your transmission is gone. When someone talks on the repeater, the moment they let go of the mic button, the signal goes away on your radio. Instead of the noise, it will just sound silent. This will take some getting used to. If you look at your S meter on your radio, you see that there is still a signal there for a moment, but you will not hear it.
Also, as long as you do not have tone squelch turned on, on your radio, you can still hear the repeater, but you will just not be able talk to it until you reprogram it.
For more info, come to a club meeting. Octobers meeting will have a presentation of DCS and CTCSS.
Mike Fullmer, KZ7O, Repeater Engineer
Mike Fullmer, KZ7O Scott Willis, KD7EKO
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