November TARS Meeting Speaker

The program for the November 7 TARS meeting will be a presentation from Mr. Paul Coley, CEO of Scent Evidence, a company that trains dogs for search and rescue operations.  Mr. Coley will talk about his work and the way amateur radio can be used to support search and rescue operations.  Please join us!

Radio Equipment for Sale at the November TARS Meeting

During the past two years the some of the following equipment has been donated to the Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society. It is time to make this equipment available first to the members of TARS and then, any remaining, to hams through sales at local Hamfest.

TARS is making no statement regarding the working condition of each piece of equipment and all sales are sold ‘AS IS’ and all sales are final. There will be no refunds and sales will be CASH only.Money from this sale will go towards the Field Day Radio Fund.

Following each item is the minimum desired amount for each item. Amount is (..) is the lowest price found on E-Bay or other sources.

1. Ten-Tec 1.5KW Low-pass filter model 5061 – $1
2. Realistic Speaker 8ohm – $1
3. Heathkit HP13A 12VDC Power Supply – $1
4. ICOM R70 General Coverage Receiver ($150) – $50
5. Kenwood TM 421A 440 Mhz mobile transceiver – $25
6. Kenwood TM221A 2M mobile transceiver – $25
7. Kenwood TM2570A 2M mobile transceiver – $25
8. Diamond SX400 VHF/UHF SWR and power meter ($100) – $25
9. Kenwood TS60 6M mobile transceiver ($485) – $150
10. Kenwood TS50s & AT50 HF mobile transceiver and tuner ($500) – $250
11. Magnum 257 10M Mobile transceiver – $25
12. Uniden PC 122XL CB transceiver – $25
13. Swam 350 HF Transceiver with Power Supply 117XC and Turner crystal Mic – ($150) $75
14. Miscellaneous hardware

Sub-tropical system heading for the Tallahassee Area – 10/18/19

As you probably know, we have a sub-tropical or low grade tropical storm forming the SW Gulf and is headed in our general direction. All Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to monitor the 147.03 Repeater for the duration of the Storm Watch.

There will be an ARES Net in that repeater at 8:00 pm Eastern tonight (Friday 10/18/19). Feel free to join in. FYI, schools in the Coastal Counties are open for business.

Technician License Class- November 2, 2019

The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, November 2nd 2019. The class will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (with an Exam Session following the class). It be held at The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive in Tallahassee (near Tom Brown Park). This will be a one day class with a short break for lunch. Morse code is no longer required for an Amateur Radio License. There is no charge for the class.

A testing session for all license classes will follow the class. Please bring a photo id for the testing session. Before you take the license exam, you need to sign up for a FCC FRN Number. Information on how to do this is in the link below. Bring this FRN Number and Photo ID when you come to the Class..

What you need to bring and how prepare is located at: http://k4tlh.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Technician-License-Class-at-RedCross-November-2nd-2019.pdf

TARS October 2019 Meeting

The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society October 2019 meeting will be held Thursday October 3 at 7:00PM at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

The speaker this month will be Dave Davis, WA4WES who will talk about local ARES activities and the new training / qualification levels for ARES

Officer Nominations

If you are interested in becoming an officer in the club or know someone who is please let Chuck Basham (AI4KA) know. He is in charge of the nomination committee and is looking for candidates who are interested in running for the various leadership positions of the club.

The election of officers is held at the November meeting so now is the time to get your name on the ballot.

September 2019 Meeting Video

During the September 2019 club meeting we tried an experiment with doing a “light weight” video of the presentation. It is not professional quality or anything close but might be good for those who were not able to make the meeting. It is only of the presentation and stops before normal club business.

This is an experiment and based on feedback we may do it again or not.

TARS September 2019 Meeting

Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Thursday September 5 at 7PM at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

This months speaker is Mr. Brent Pell, Director of Public Works for Leon County. He will present to the group information on the work that Public Works does in preparation for weather events.