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CFMC (Chicago FM Club) Radio Expo 2017

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-09-17 13:12 - (500 Reads)
Radio Expo 2017 at the Boone County Fair Grounds in Belvidere, IL on September 23, 2017
Sponsored by the CFMC (Chicago FM Club)

Advance tickets are $8.00 for 4 stubs and $10.00 at the gate for 2 stubs.

Indoor Market: 8AM-3PM
Outdoor Flea Market: 6AM-3PM

Boone County Fairgrounds
8791 IL 76
US Rt 20 & IL 76
Belvedere, IL 61008

Click here for directions

Lake Geneva Repeater

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-09-07 14:25 - (249 Reads)
WP 20170903 010 512
The latest FM38 repeater went on the air over the Labor Day weekend in Lake Geneva, WI.

Frequency is 441.525MHz + Same tone as the rest of the network 123.0Hz.

Tower is not super big (225’) but the ground elevation above sea level is a very impressive (1170’). This puts the antenna at almost (1400’).

We are looking forward to some folks providing coverage reports as they travel through the area. Already have nice reports from Brad KC9EUU, Tom N9BBG and Howard KC4ZYC.

Many thanks to the guys that assisted during the installation!
Steve N9FSE, John W9VG, Cory KB9BNA.

73, Emil N9FBF and Bob N9GMT

Dayton Hamvention 2017, May 19-21

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-04-27 12:21 - (582 Reads)
Hamvention 2017 will be held May 19-21 at the Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Xenia Ohio.

DIRECTIONS:
http://hamvention.org/travel-parking/directions/


GENERAL INFO:
http://hamvention.org/event-details/general-info/

TICKETS:
http://hamvention.org/purchase-tickets/

EVENT SCHEDULE:
http://hamvention.org/event-details/event-schedule/

MARA 2017 Hamfest

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-04-04 11:31 - (656 Reads)
Saturday April 8, 2017 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

The 45th annual MARA (Madison Area Repeater Association) Hamfest features vendors of new and used equipment for Amateur Radio, Electronics, Computers, computer parts and software.
Mandt Floor 512

Talk-in Frequency: 147.15/75 Mhz

Location:
Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway Stoughton, Wisconsin

Click here for directions.

Ticket Prices:
Hamfest general admission tickets: $5.00 per person.

New Iola Repeater Online

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-03-15 21:15 - (901 Reads)
149 512
New repeater added to the FM38 collective!

We have just finished upgrading the Iola 443.600+ (114.8) repeater.

This system is owned by Chuck AC9F and Brian KB9ZPK. They expressed an interest in linking to the FM38 network so we spent some time installing an AllStar interface into the donor Motorola repeater.

Hardware consists of a Raspberry Pi computer, DMK Engineering USB Radio Interface, CAT200 controller and MSF5000 repeater.

Tri County Amateur Radio Club - HAMFEST 2017

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-02-22 12:41 - (929 Reads)
Sunday March 19, 2017
8:00 AM until 12:00 PM biggrin

Presented by: TRI COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - W9MQB
Talk-in on the 145.49 Repeater CTCSS of 123

Admission: $6.00
8ft Table Space - $8.00/ea pre-registration ($10.00/ea day of Fest)

JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
ACTIVITY CENTER 503 NORTH JACKSON AVE.
JEFFERSON, WI 53549

Take I94 to Exit 267, (Johnson Creek)
Head South on Hwy 26 to the Hwy 18 Exit.
Exit East on Hwy 18 and turn left onto Jackson Ave.
Look for the Fairgrounds sign.

Click here for directions

Green Bay Repeater Status

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-01-27 15:28 - (1141 Reads)
GB1 512

The Green Bay Repeater build is well underway!

Most of the hardware is installed including the S-Com 7330 repeater controller, duplexer, power supply, circulator etc.

Bob has been busy modifying and tuning the GE Delta radios which are used throughout the system to keep the audio clean and consistent.

Next is point to point wiring for control and logic and then building all the rf cables to interconnect the various radios to duplexer, amplifier, etc. Expect that to be done in the next few weeks and then we fire it up and do all the audio level setting and tweaking. The expectation is that all this work will be complete and ready for a burn-in by mid February.

45th Annual Midwinter Swapfest

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2017-01-03 00:18 - (1539 Reads)
SWAPFEST
Saturday, January 7, 2017
8:00am - 1:00pm

Waukesha County Expo Center Arena
1000 Northview Rd (County Trunk FT)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
(GPS: Lat.:43.03304 Lon: -88.24207)
Tickets - $5.00 Advance - $6.00 at the door
FREE PARKING

I-94 west of Milwaukee to Exit 294 (County J)
1.2 miles south to County FT
0.6 miles west to Expo Arena

New Madison Repeater Online

Author: kc9eeq - Published 2016-11-27 23:42 - (1617 Reads)
Madison Tower View
The new Madison repeater (444.475) was installed over the weekend and seems to be working well. The repeater antenna is at 385’ overlooking Madison, should provide excellent portable coverage. We have already had mobile reports from Janesville which is pretty cool!

Many thanks to John W9VG and Brad KC9EUU for providing extra muscle and assistance during the installation.

73, Emil N9FBF and Bob N9GMT

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