This is a followup from the presentation Norm (K4GFD) gave at the August 2019 TARS meeting.
A list of the DRM Talk Groups that are on available on the local Repeaters is located at: http://k4tlh.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/TALK-GROUP-LIST.pdf
This file includes the Talk Group Name, The Talk Group Number, the slot that the talk group is on and a description. This is very helpful information if you are building a code plug or modifying one or just interested on what is available on the DMR system
What is a code plug you might ask. It is the configuration for your DMR radio.
Norm also showed a website of interlinked DMR repeater activity. The link to this page is at: http://cbridge.k4usd.org:42420/MinimalNetwatch
The July 2019 Printed Circuit Newsletter is now online. You can find it here.
TARS will be holding a testing session for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Dr. (near Tom Brown Park) at 7:00PM on Tuesday August 6, 2019
Please read this page: https://k4tlh.net/faq/license-testing/ for information on what you need to bring to the session
TARS Regular Monthly Meeting, Thursday, 7 pm, American Red Cross building on Easterwood Drive.
Our Guest Speaker will be Norm – K4GFD – who will talk about DMR and it’s Repeater System.
****THE THURSDAY NIGHT TARS NEWS AND INFO NET IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE MEETING.*****
I have received 9 emails regarding Friday Lunches.I’ll get to that in a moment, but first a little history regarding TARS Friday Lunches.
When I became a ham, just over 10 years ago, lunch was always on Fridays at the CG @ 1100.Back then, our Friday number was usually around 8 people. Two of those regular members became Silent Keys in the last couple of years
We have tried different locations over the years, especially while the Golden Corral was closed for a complete renovation for most of last year.
Among those other places were New Times Country Buffet, Kaycee’s Country Kitchen, Pappas Diner, and the Log Cabin on Capital Circle N.E.At each location, members suggested to trying somewhere else for a while, and we did so for a few weeks.
As soon as the Corral reopened, the regulars wanted to move back to there.
Regarding the emails I received, a couple had no real preference, a couple preferred New Times, and one or two suggested different days of the week and/or several different locations.
Lastly, we meet at 11:00 am because the CG Breakfast Bar is still open, and they begin to transition to the lunch items at that time. Two of our members want to have breakfast, others have some breakfast items and some lunch items.
A total of 5 voted for the Golden Corral.
So, the Golden Corral is the winner.
We hope to see you THIS Friday at the Golden Corral at, or about 11:00 a.m. We’re usually there until 12:30 or sometimes until 1:00 pm.
Total Contacts by Band and Mode: K4TLH
Band CW Dig Phone Total %
---- -- ----- ----- ----- ---
80 98 0 0 98 13
40 177 52 4 233 31
20 301 40 8 349 46
15 72 0 0 72 10
GOTA 0 0 0 0 0
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Total 648 92 12 752 100
From the ARRL: The WSJT Development Group has announced the “general availability” release of WSJT-X version 2.1.0. This major upgrade formally introduces FT4 as a finished protocol for HF contesting. WSJT-X version 2.1.0 supplants any “release candidate” (beta) versions, and users should discontinue using any beta versions of the software. The latest edition of the popular digital software suite also includes improvements and bug fixes in several areas, including FT8. For more information:
How would you like to talk around the world with just a Tech license and an HT? You can if you use a DMR Radio.
How does that work? I have been told that my HT is only good to talk to a repeater. Well that is right, but DMR repeaters are interlinked with other repeaters around the world and your voice goes everywhere.
In the Tallahassee area there are repeaters (NX4DN) located at Greensboro in west Gadsden county near I-10 at 300 feet, a repeater in Tallahassee located downtown at 200 feet, and a repeater located in Wacissa near HWY 59 and Tram Rd at 500 feet. All sites are networked together and if you key any one site all sites key up in unison.
Information on the local DMR environment is available at dmr.kd4moj.org. Good primers about DMR can be found at http://www.trbo.org/docs/Amateur_Radio_Guide_to_DMR.pdf , http://www.miklor.com/DMR/ppt/DMR-BasicTutorial.pdf and many other sites out on the web.
If you are interested, come to a club meeting and ask the experts in the room. They are sure to help.
TARS Friday Lunch Bunch has voted to move from the Golden Corral to: New Times Country Buffet at 1701 N. Monroe St., beginning Friday, July 19 @ 11:00 am.
We’ll gather in the back dining area on the other side of the buffet bars and restrooms.
Please feel free to join us for lunch and the latest scuttlebutt.
Our Monthly Meeting will be held this Thursday, July 11th, 1900, at the Capital District Offices of the American Red Cross on Easterwood Drive.
The Guest Speaker for this month will be the Director of Leon County Emergency Management, Kevin Peters. With a tropical system expected to develop in Tennessee, and move south near the end of this week, Kevin’s presentation will be on point for this event.
On behalf of your Board of Directors, we hope you will attend.