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  • 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 Business Meeting.
  • 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 page.
  • Thank you to Jarrod-AE5LG for his station upgrade proposal presentation. 
  • W5MMC-Cory and Greg-KG5RFM both voted in.  Congratulations.
  • Items for sale from a donation.  Here is the link.
  • Next 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 minutes.
  • Plans are to have a meeting a quarter in the other side of the parish, details will follow.
  • Members 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 Oct. 2019.   Here is a direct link for that PDF
  • QRM is posted for June, July and August, 2019.  Here is a direct link for that PDF.   
  • Follow us on Facebook.  Here is the link
  • 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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