A recent post on the Amateur Radio group on Facebook let it be known that there are many old callbooks that have been digitized and available for viewing on Archive.org. Very interesting stuff. The years range from 1910s through 1990s.
146.67 is back online using a borrowed repeater putting out exciter power.
When checking into the net please listen to 67 first and then 97.
Mark / KB1RAY
Just a few reminders for everyone…
Friday June 3 – Twilight Trail Run, Groton
Sunday June 5 – Mystic Triathlon
Anyone who can assist with radio communications for either of these two events should contact N1CLV (Wayne) via email using [his callsign]@mac.com
This weekend (June 4 – 5) is Museum Ships weekend!
More info here: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/index.html
Field Day is also just around the corner..
RASON (N1NW) -> Giddings Park (Franklin, CT)
SCRAMS (W1NLC) ->
Tri-City ARC ->
Just a quick note for everyone,
The input code for the 146.97 repeater in Waterford is being changed to DCS code 023 for a week to see if this solves any of the interference issues.
I would like to encourage any operators that want to test this out to switch to the repeater after the HE net on Tuesday and Thursday.
As we have been discussing on the air, the decision has been made to swap the two repeaters that are available to us.
Starting April 1, 2016 the Groton repeater (146.67Mhz) will be used as our primary (meaning check this one first!) and the Waterford (146.97Mhz) repeater will be used as the secondary (or backup, in case Groton has issues).
As always, it is recommended to put these two repeaters close to eachother in your radio just in case. Groton seems to have better input sensitivity (due to not having the interference issue that Waterford has), but since it has been put back online at a lower power output it can be difficult for some further away stations to hear us.
Also be sure to check out the new History page. It is a work in progress, but I wanted to make sure that the meat of it got posted before tonight’s Net.
[EDIT: We will be operating on 146.97 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 146.67 on Saturdays. As the spring/summer progresses we will probably operate on 67 as the primary.]
Just a few updates as we begin to squeeze into the warmer weather..
The Groton 146.67 repeater has been put back online. The HE net will run on the Groton repeater on Saturday, March 12, 2016 to see how well it is all working. Tuesday (8) and Thursday (10) will stay on Waterford for now.
Other items of note that have been put out on the various nets (in chronological order):
Sat March 19, 2016 – O’Niantic 5K. Ham operators needed. If you can help out please contact Bill W1GTT at [his callsign]@aol.com
Sat April 16, 2016 @ 9AM – RASON Auction in Gales Ferry, CT at the fire house. More information to follow.
Sat April 23, 2016 9AM-5PM – Eyesight Express (c/o Norwich Lions Club). Operators needed, contact Kevin KA6PDG for more information.
Today I received an e-mail from Harrison (W1HAF) regarding the SCRAMS repeaters and wanted to share the information.
For your viewing pleasure, pictures of the 97 repeater antenna (and the 5Ghz panel pointed at it, likely causing the interference) have been posted to the SCRAMS Fargo Road Repeater photo album. The two latest pics are:
Also, Harrison is working on getting an appointment with Groton to install an isolator on the 67 machine, along with making a few adjustments, to hopefully bring it back online.