Due to the CoronaVirus our in-person General and EmComm meetings have been cancelled for the immediate future.
We are conducting all our meetings online via ZOOM. See Upcoming Events below.
On March 31, 2020 Ray AJ6NY gave a fantastic online presentation entitled “Getting the Most Out of Your HT & Repeater Basics”. If you are having trouble checking into our GTARC Nets, programming your radio for repeater operation or want to improve your signal strength while using your HT this is definitely a presentation you will want to review! Ray’s online presentation was attended by 30 people via ZOOM.
Click HERE to link to the online presentation with interactive links.
Click HERE to link to the Video of the March 31, 2020 online presentation.
Ray can be reached at: email@example.com
Our EmComm GTARC Net on March 26th had more than 30 check-ins. Paul KI6ZZC was net control. Paul went through our entire membership list and called out for each club member. Once contact was made, each ham responded with their name, general location, type of radio being used, signal report and any traffic for the net. We learned a lot on this net. The first being the need for a Net Roster that is large enough for the average person to be able to read easily (available now under the Membership tab above). We also learned that some of our members had difficulty checking in due to technical issues including poor reception and repeater set up. In response Ray Addington AJ6NY presented an online “Elmering Session” on March 31. See above.
Our March 24 General Meeting on Zoom was a huge success with as many as 28 people online participating! Paul Miller KI6ZZC outlined his EmComm Net Check-in Part 1 event scheduled for March 26 at 7:30pm replacing our regular 2M Net. David Bever N6ZND prepared an interactive presentation on EmComm and presented an outline of how we could proceed as a club to become EmComm ready. We recorded David’s presentation and that video is now posted under the EmComm tab.
HarryPollak KJ6PCW’S February presentation GTARC RADIO ETIQUETTE is also available under the EmComm tab.
Weekly luncheons have been postponed until the situation improves. Judy Dean NB6J will let the membership know when our Thursday luncheons will resume.
Check the GTARC Calendar under the Calendar tab above. All our Nets, Events and Meeting Information is updated regularly. If you’d like an event posted send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events By Date:
1. David Bever N6ZND is the Chair of the EmComm Committee. EmComm Committee meetings are held on a weekly basis until our training programs are up and running. The next EmComm Meeting is scheduled for:
Time: May 21, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 875 7713 4721
2. May’s General Meeting will be May 26. Online via ZOOM only.
Daily Net by Judy Dean, NB6J
Time: 7:45 AM, daily
Repeater: Keller Peak (KE6TZG)
Frequency: 146.385 +
PL Tone: 146.2
146.550 FM and
2M Frequency 1: 146.805 (-600khz) PL 100
70CM (440) Frequency 2: 446.600 (-5Mhz) PL 100
1.25CM (220) Frequency 3: 224.600 (−1.6 MHz) PL 100
GTARC sponsors several radio nets
Wednesdays 8:00 PM 28.360 MHz USB NCS – Dwayne Wheeler (N6DSC)
1st Wednesday 7:30PM 52.540 MHz FM Simplex NCS – David Shaw (KE6UPI)
Monday 6:00PM ARRL Newsline and Tech Net – 146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Mark Harnetiaux, N6WBC – Start Date TBD
Wednesday 9:00AM – 146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Paul Miller (KI6ZZC) or other scheduled Net Control
Thursdays 7:30PM – 146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Chuck Carriker (KM6UXR)
Following 70CM Weekly 224.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Harry Pollak (KJ6PCW)
Monday 9:00AM – 446.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS -Alan Cook
(KG6TGF) or other scheduled Net Control
Following 2M Weekly 446.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Harry Pollak (KJ6PCW)
Don’t have a License or need help with repeaters? Go to Classes & Training
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