UHF Duplexer installed

The new duplexer has been installed at the Lusby site. Adjustment to the repeater and controller to be done soon.

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Repeater again

Brian KB3WFV our net control asked everyone on the net to send any feedback on the repeater to the board, board’at’k3cal.org, obviously replace the ‘at’. Remember the next member meeting is November 4th so if you want your voice heard send it in before then.

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Repeater update

The clubs Yaesu DR-1X repeater has been installed at Mt. Hope as of 12 PM on Wednesday 10/13. At the time of this post it appears to be working as it should. Please try to check-in to the Monday night net so we can give it a real workout.

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Update on repeaters

At last nights member meeting it was decided to purchase a new duplexer for the 444.950 repeater using funds from recent fundraising efforts. The testing of the 2 meter repeater continues.

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Thank you to 3 members

3 of our members showed up bright and early at the Mt. Hope site to clear out the old shelter, they did a fantastic job! Thank you to ED WB6NCO, Peter N3PH and Dave KB3RAN for their hard work. We will be trying to sell the fruits of their labor at the St. Mary’s hamfest this weekend and the Columbia Amateur Radio Association hamfest next weekend.

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2 Meter repeater now working

The 2 meter repeater has been installed at the new Mt. Hope tower site. Click on the Repeaters and nets link above and then 146.985 repeater for a picture. Clicking on the picture will make it larger.

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Monday night net 9/20/21

The part need for the club repeater will not arrive in time. For this net we will be using the 147.195 repeater which has a very good footprint in the county. Thank you to Gene N3NO for lending us use of his repeater.

147.195

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pl 156.7

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Repeater repair

The 2 meter repeater was removed this morning 9/14/21 and dropped off at the repeater doctor. He will thoroughly check it out along with the new parts supplied by the county. We do expect the repeater to be back at its new home for the Monday night net on 9/20/21 so stop by and check it out.

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Club Meetings

Club meetings are currently being held on Zoom. The Wednesday lunch is also on Zoom.

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CARA Meetings

ALL IN PERSON MEETINGS OF CARA ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID19 CLOSURES.  MEETINGS LISTED ON THE CALENDAR WILL NOT BE HELD AS POSTED.

Both Repeaters are operational However they are not linked so primary repeater is 146.985 machine.

Folks Please Be Safe, Check in on the repeaters often and let us know how you’re doing and if you need anything. Remember our members list has all of our phone numbers.

Also if you have neighbors that are older, no transportation please check in on them.

Meetings of the Board and Membership are currently being held online via Zoom.  See emails for sign in information.

If you wish to attend a meeting and are not a member or wish to get on our email reflector send a request to (board at k3cal.org)  Include your name and callsign if you have one.  Prospective amateur radio licensees are invited to attend meetings.

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