|President's Message – May 2011|
|Written by Vinny, KB2PSI|
Greetings to all our club members and Friends of the KCRA.
This month’s meeting, May 17th, we will have a Hands-on Lab with our resident Repeater Extraordinaire, Jim KC2LEB. Jim and Gary will demonstrate what makes up a repeater, and various ways of linking them together. They will also be discussing the improvements that went into the new Club repeater that is being built.
For those of you that missed Gary’s D-Star presentation, April 19th, D-Star night, we will be posting the Video and PowerPoint presentation on the WEB site soon. During that meeting we raffled off Sid’s donated radio equipment for $165.00, plus we got additional cash donations of $240.00 went towards the Repeater Improvement Fund. Thank you very much Sid, Tom and Felicia and the others that donated money and equipment!!
*** May 20th, Dayton *** Join the club there, this year we will have a table thanks to Gary! Gary and Mike went last year, and had a really good time, and came back with new gear, and interesting stories. This year will be no exception, they will be meeting one of the founding members of the KCRA, Bill Pasternak WA6ITF.
Join us, June 21st, for a hands on Lab with John, KB2RIF. He will instruct us in the building of a 15m vertical antenna for Field-Day. If you haven’t signed up for Field-day, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org . We have plenty of room for operators, and their antennas. You need to sign up to reserve a spot, and antenna location. If you want to join the field day fun, but don’t have a portable radio, you are welcome to join us, and Get-On-The-Air!
The Kings County Repeater Association needs your support at our monthly meetings! If you have any ideas that pertain to amateur radio, we would like to hear from you.
I think most of us are members of the ARRL. If you are not, I would like you to consider becoming a member of the ARRL. The ARRL has a lot to offer you in many ways, and they protect the amateur radio bands from commercial use!
Club meeting “Talk-In” frequency will be the KC2RA repeater 146.430 PL 136.5 shift +1.0. We will be monitoring the repeater, make any last minute announcements, and provide assistance to meeting participants if needed
Become Radioactive! Come to the KCRA meetings! Learn something participating in our Hands-On-Labs!
73’de KB2PSI, Vinny