This month we discuss sending email over HF Radio. Hope to see you there.
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet digipeater system is again operating on VHF — 145.825 MHz. Follow this link to ARRL for the full story.
W5YI – VEC Test Session Scheduled Every 3rd Thursday monthly at the EOC at 7pm Central. 75 S. Davis Ln. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
We now have the ability to submit License applications electronically to expedite the process. New and Upgrades could be issued as quick as Friday by 4pm.
Contact: John Blaisdell by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the new DSTAR Repeater Stack for Walton County ARES located at the EOC Operated by Walton County EARS – N4EMA. We hope to have the new N4EMA DStar Repeaters on the air this weekend. There is still lots to do to complete this project. In the end we’ll have a great system to assist our served agencies with EMComm when needed.
Special thanks to Jeff Goldburg at the Walton County Emergency Management for securing the grant to fund this system.
Special thanks to Sharon Joyce – KJ4TPQ for all the admin work on the gateway, Rebuilding the computer system and rescuing the registrants orphaned by the lightning strike that took out the previous WF4X stack in Freeport.
73 John W4CJB
Just a reminder. Our next ARES meeting is tomorrow night at 7pm at the Walton County EOC. 75 S Davis Ln. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Please bring your laptop. We’ll be setting up 4 mock deployments using the “Go Boxes”. The plan is to setup and run Drats on the ICOM ID-880H and TX into a dummy load.
All Hams interested in Emergency Service are encouraged and welcome to join us. If you’re not already licensed but interested in becoming licensed you’re welcome to stop by and check out what we’re up to.
73, John W4CJB
The local W5YI-VEC Team has a test session scheduled for 7pm Thursday March 16th at the EOC. That’s 75 S Davis Ln, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
Please bring a photo ID and a signed copy of your existing license if you’re upgrading. Testing fee is $14.00
We’ll see you there and good luck.
Walton County ARES is now using Outpost PMM as a backup to DSTAR and DRATS. There are still Hams who don’t have DSTAR radios and Outpost another way to connect by packet, bbs or keyboard to keyboard. Here’s the link. Check it out. http://www.outpostpm.org/index.php