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TIPS NET

WHAT: The Training Information and Public Service (TIPS) Net

WHO: The Tri-City Amateur Radio Club invites all amateurs

WHERE: 147.060 repeater in Salem (positive input with 156.7Hz tone)

WHEN: Every Wednesday starting May 23, 2018

WHY: This will be a net where amateur radio related questions may be asked, and will be especially suitable for those new to the hobby. Any questions people would like to submit in advance should be either emailed to tricityarc@gmail.com or mailed to Tri-City ARC, PO Box 552, Groton CT 06340.

 

Thanks to Tim for the above information!

 

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MUSEUM SHIPS

After watching all (well, a good chunk at least) of the equipment changing hands at the RASON auction this weekend it got my brain into Ham Radio Mode and I couldn’t help but think:

It’s getting warmer… that means…. Museum Ships Weekend is quickly approaching!

June 2 & 3rd, 2018

This fun communication event (not a contest!) includes ships and operators from around the world!

More info on the NJ2BB website: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

SKYWARN CLASS

There is a SkyWarn class being held next weekend in Manchester. Here are the details I received:

Date: Saturday, April 28
 
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Location: 
Manchester RCC
321 Olcott St
Manchester, CT
 
Details:
The morning session is full. An afternoon session has been added.
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration is Required via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-tickets-43915232643

 

Thanks go to Kevin for forwarding this information.

 

RE: SPRING?

As the wonderful season of Spring seems to hide from us, here are some quick ham radio updates/reminders:

RASON AUCTION – Still scheduled for April 21, 2018. Check out the RASON Website for more info.

TECH CLASS – A very successful Technician class in Ledyard has concluded. Congratulations to the new Techs (and some Generals)! Hope to hear you on the air soon!

GROTON REPEATER – Work is being done at SCRAMS’ Groton repeater site by a GFA contractor to identify and eliminate interference. One part of this process has required them to turn off the CAT controller. What this means is that the repeater may sound and act a bit different. For example there is no output tone anymore. If you use Tone Squelch (tone on input and output) you will have to switch to tone only on input or the repeater will sound very quiet to you.

RESOURCES – Do not forget to check out the W1OEM ARES Region 4 Calendar and the CT ARES Discussion List

READY FOR SPRING

After a very cold few weeks I think a bunch of us are ready for Spring already. Here are some things going on to take our minds off the cold:

#1 – RASON AUCTION – Saturday April 21, 2018 – Same auction place! Same auction time!

Click here to check all the details on the RASON site.

#2 – Technician Class – Started in January the class is reportedly very well attended and going great. Expect to hear some new callsigns on the air late winter/early spring!

#3 – RASON Meeting Update – Just a note for everyone, RASON meetings now start at 7:30pm

And if you really enjoy thinking about warm weather, start thinking about Field Day 2018 — June 23-24, 2018!

73!

HOLIDAY UPDATE

Sorry to bring up the Holidays so early but it is for a good cause!

#1 – New Annual Holiday Party Details:

2017 Christmas Holiday Breakfast Buffet

Where:   The Restaurant at River Ridge Golf Course

         259 Preston Ave.

         Jewett City, CT  06351

          Exit 22 (old exit 85) off I-395 to CT Rt. 164 South.

When:    Saturday, December 16, 2017,  10:00am EST

Cost:       $25 per person

Menu:     Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Eggs Benedict, Danish Pastry, Fruit Salad

               Sausage Garvey, Toast, Biscuits, French Toast, Coffee, Tea, Juice & Omelet Station!

RSVP:    On or before Dec. 8th send your check made payable to RASON to:

               Chip Griffin, N1MIE

               1672 Glasgo Rd.

               Griswold, CT  06351

               Please include your name, call sign and the names of any guests.

Each person attending will be entered into a raffle for amateur radio related and general interest door prizes.

UPDATE: For children 10 years old and under the cost is $12.

#2 – Christmas Eve Net:

The Christmas Eve Net is scheduled for 10PM on Christmas Eve (December 24th) on the N1NW repeaters. I thought the time was listed somewhere here but I could’t find it.