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EMA SUPPORT REPEATERS

KF4GZI Linked Repeater System

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Lauderdale County

LINKED SYSTEM
146.610 100 Hz PL Colbert Hts AENJ
444.150 100 Hz PL North of Florence
442.025 100 Hz PL Rogersville
442.125 100 Hz PL Waterloo
444.000 100 Hz PL Downtown Florence

STAND ALONE
147.320 100 Hz PL North of Florence
145.370 100 Hz PL Waterloo
444.125 100 Hz PL Colbert Hts

KE4GOG Colbert Co.
146.880 103.5 Hz PL EMA SKYWARN

WX4FC Franklin Co.
147.160 Russellville
147.210 103.5 Hz PL Spruce Pine Mtn
147.360 103.5 Hz PL

Huntsville Area Repeaters

ARRL ALABAMA SECTION

JVann Martin W4JVM Section Manager


 

New Officers

2020/2021 MSARC Officers
President: Roy Nagle KI4UX
Vice-President: Matthew Sherrill KN4AEU
Secretary: MaryJo Allmond KJ4QKO
Treasurer: David Faulkner W4YVU
Member-At-Large: Steve Beyke KK4MIJ
 


Special Notice

Taking down Petie's Antenna

 


Tech Talk Handouts

Phonetic Alphabet

N5FAR Satellite Presentation

Power Point Presentation

Satellite Link

 


FIELD DAY

Field Day is June 26-27!
Gattman Park
Muscle Shoals, AL
Stay tuned for more information! Friday Set-Up: 09:00am CDT
Saturday Set-Up: 09:00am CDT
Contest starts at 1800(UTC)/01:00pm(CDT) on June 26, 2019
Contest ends at 1800(UTC)/01:00pm(CDT) on June 27, 2019
 
We will have a GOTA (Get On The Air) Station for people who are not active on amateur radio and want to give it a try! We will have a coach to help guide you through the process of getting on the air in a contest mode. (It isn't as intimidating as you think.)
 
We will have stations making contacts with morse code (known as CW), digital (FT8), and phone (voice).
 
We will also have demonstrations, testing, and information table set up.
 


TRAINING

Technician Class License
More details to follow on our next sessions

 


NEXT CLUB MEETINGS

THIS INFORMAL CLUB MEETING ONLINE
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON!
Third Thursday Tech Talk
May 20, 2021 9am
Tech Talk topic: Satellite Communications
The testing session is CANCELLED
 

THIS MEETING IS ON SCHEDULE
WE WILL HOLD TESTING!!!
Monthly Business Meeting
June 5, 2021 9am
Underwood/Petersville Community Center
There WILL be a Testing Session

Click here to register for this testing session!

We are slowly resuming some club activities.


 

OTHER NEWS:

Test results:
2017 Yearly Totals:
Re-instatements of expired license: 2
New Licensees: 24
New Licensees (General): 2
Upgrades from Technician to General: 16
Upgrades from General to Extra: 7
 

Test results:
2018 Yearly Totals:
Re-instatements of expired license: 1
New Licensees: 13
New Licensees (General): 1
Upgrades from Technician to General: 4
Upgrades from General to Extra: 5
 

Test results:
2019 Yearly Totals:
Re-instatements of expired license: 0
New Licensees: 26
New Licensees (General): 2
Upgrades from Technician to General: 5
Upgrades from Technician to Extra: 1
Upgrades from General to Extra: 4
Upgrades from Advanced to Extra: 1
 

Test results:
2020 Yearly Totals:
(We will have the totals posted shortly!)
Re-instatements of expired license: -
New Licensees: -
New Licensees (General): -
Upgrades from Technician to General: -
Upgrades from Technician to Extra: -
Upgrades from General to Extra: -
Upgrades from Advanced to Extra: -
 


Silent Key(s):
 
W4EBP - Edward "Petie" Parker 12-28-2020




ALABAMA EMERGENCY NET "J"
Mon - Fri 6:00 PM Central Time

146.610 MHz 100 Hz Tone (- offset)
The net is an ARES net supporting Colbert,
Franklin, and Lauderdale Counties.



EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC

Lauderdale County EMA website and Twitter feed 

Colbert County EMA website and Twitter feed



NATIONAL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
For information on message handling see the

Alabama Traffic Net Mike webpage

To be added to the
MSARC email list
email KJ4QKO-MaryJo

Club Membership
Application


AMATEUR RADIO TESTING
Contact AI4QC Gary for testing info
Question pool site

 
Request a FRN before taking your initial Exam.
Click here!
This alleviates the need to supply your SSN on your application.

 
ARRL VE information:
ARRL VE Manual
ARRL VE Application
MSARC Presentation for ARRL-VE
MSARC Procedures for ARRL-VE Session
 
HELPFUL TIPS:
Picking a Radio


Club Bylaws

NWS Radar

ARRL

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