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Dayton 2005 Attendance Increased!

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-06-12 03:00 - (11708 Reads)
FM38 was well represented at the 2005 Dayton Hamfest (author included). The weather was great and everyone had a good time!

N9DII brought to my attention that according to an ARRL article posted June 10, Dayton Hamvention attendance was up by 542 over last year. The article cited a total attendance of 20,411 as compared to 19,869 in 2004. This is rather surprising given all the talk about the declining number of licensed amateur radio stations.

2005 Dayton Hamvention

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-04-24 02:10 - (4818 Reads)
May 20, 21, and 22 marks the 54th convention sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.
Click here to visit the Dayton Hamvention website.
Click the read more link for event hours.

Listen to FM38 on the WEB!

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-02-23 02:01 - (6429 Reads)
Click on the <a href="http://kc9eeq.wave-star.net:8010/fm38mp3.m3u">Listen to FM38 Live!</a> link next to the red speaker and you should start hearing a 4-5 second delayed version of the traffic on FM38.

The stream is encoded with MPEG-1, Layer 3 audio, commonly referred to as "MP3". The bit rate of this broadcast stream is 16kbps which almost any modem connection to the Internet can receive.

Click on the Read More link to continue...

W9WK Repeater on 146.67 will be moving to 147.165 +

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-02-22 21:46 - (12136 Reads)
The Milwaukee/Waukesha ARES repeater frequency will change from 146.67 Mhz to 147.165 Mhz. This repeater frequency change is expected to occur on the weekend of March 5th and 6th 2005. The repeater's tone will remain the same 127.3 Hz CTCSS.

There may be a period of time that the system may be partially reprogrammed due to site access issues, and during this transition time the system may have other than usual receive coverage, so your patience is requested.

TCARC HAMFEST 2005

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-01-27 01:33 - (4551 Reads)
Tri-County Amateur Radio Club presents HAMFEST 2005

Sunday, March 20
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Activity Center
Hwy 18 West, Jefferson, WI

From 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Wheaton Hamfest

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2005-01-11 02:15 - (5512 Reads)
The WCRA Hamfest will be January 23, 2005 at Pheasant Run.


Click here for more info.

For full details call 630/604-0157.

FM38 Repeater Update

Author: Vladamier - Published 2005-01-07 02:52 - (5222 Reads)
Hi Gang, been a while since I've sent any repeater updates. 2004 was a busy year with work and house projects taking precedence over repeater adventures. Not that we didn't do a few things such as;

  • Built and installed a new repeater in Baraboo. Took a few trips to iron out a failed preamp and other bugs but it is working great now.
  • Installed a new link beam and 250' of 7/8 line at our North receive site.
  • Replaced/upgraded the repeater antenna at Fond du Lac. (Pictures on FM38.org)
  • Various service calls by myself, Bob N9GMT and Dave KA9FUR to fix busted/melted/worn out items :-)

Hopefully we will get a few more things done this year such as;

  1. Build and install a new repeater in Rockford, IL
  2. Move the Princeton 444.950 system from it's current 70 ft.ham tower to a 400 ft. commercial site north of Ripon.
  3. Add a voter and remote receive site to the Baraboo 444.500 system.
  4. Upgrade several Milwaukee remote receive sites with cans and preamps.
  5. Install a new amplifier at the Fond du Lac 444.600 system.
  6. Lots more behind the scenes re vamping projects.

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