Dave - K5OZ, Ron-WB5CXJ, and John-AA5UY worked on the
repeater system today. Currently the digital side
is not working but that will be added very soon.
There is still more to do but most of the work is done.
We now have 3 repeaters and one packet digi in
442.125, 444.100, 147.27, and w5sla - digi
Nick-K5EF did a very nice talk on Central Electronic
Radio Company and the radios they made. These are
vintage radios and along with that Nick talked about the
days of AM /SSB. Thank you do much Nick for
Email from the Jefferson Club and be great if we can
participate we want to thank them for thinking of us.
I spoke with the owners of The Dock via email and
they're excited to have us there on Sunday. They will
open at 8:00 AM for brunch. PT-305 is expected to arrive
at 10:30 AM. We hope to arrive around 9:30 AM to setup.
Our plans at the moment are to erect a 10'x10'
collapsible canopy (possibly two) on a strip of grass
between the restaurant and the volleyball courts near
the parking lot. We have a 30' fiberglass flagpole and
drive-over mount with a hamstick dipole at the top.
We're testing out the antenna setup tomorrow, weather
permitting. We've used a member's identical setup at the
New Basin Canal Lighthouse last year and did well
despite the weather that day. Our go-kit and logging
laptop will be under the canopy on a folding table, and
we'll bring two chairs for those positions (everyone
else should bring their own lawn/deck chair). We will
bring coolers with soft drinks and water, chips, and
probably donuts, but want to encourage everyone to make
use of the restaurant. We also want to activate on on
D-Star. Is your D-Star repeater in range from the
restaurant? If not, we'll bring a Zumspot or equivalent.
We plan on operating as long as the boat is docked at
We plan to
arrive at the boathouse on Saturday around 8:00 AM to
setup our canopy, banner, antenna, etc. We hope to be
operating by 9:00 AM. There is a restaurant withing
walking distance of the boathouse. We will bring coolers
with soft drinks and water, chips, and probably donuts.
We have access to the restroom at the boathouse. They
ask that we park on the cul-de-sac just past the
boathouse and leave the boathouse parking lot spaces for
museum visitors. We will probably operate until 3:00 or
of the JARC members I've asked is familiar with the
COMROD antenna. We appreciate the offer to use the
antenna, but are reluctant to rely on an antenna at an
event without testing it first. If you have someone that
is familiar with it they're more than welcome to bring
I'll be in touch
should any of the plans change.