Western North Carolina Social PSK31 Net

Please join us Tuesday night at 9 PM for the first “Western North Carolina Social PSK31 Net” on 10 meters – 28.120 MHz which follows our Clay County ARES Net which starts at 8 PM on Tuesday evenings on the K5PRE repeater (146.955- 100 Hz PL).

If you have any questions or need any advice on how to get started on PSK31 feel free to ask any questions.

Additionally, if you need to test or check TX/RX of your PSK31 gear I currently run an automated and remotely controlled PSK31 PropNet.org station and software on 28.119 MHz (about 1500 Hz on the waterfall). My station ID’s 6 times per hour. If you call me (KK4EKN KK4EKN DE MYCALL MYCALL K) the “robot” will call back your callsign as well as log the contact on PropNet.org (click link to see 10 meter activity)
Hope to see everyone on the waterfall and 73, de KK4EKN

Tonight’s NET & Future Meetings

Clay County ARES Emergency Net, 8:00 PM Tuesday night, December 2nd, on the K5PRE – 146.955 repeater (“minus 600 kHz offset,” 100 Hz PL tone). K4AEC or KK4EKN will be NCS.

Clay ARES informal lunch on Wednesday, 12:00 Noon, to be discussed and location announced on Net Tuesday night.

Results of “Mini-SET” (test of Simplex Net on 146.490 MHz) following last week’s Net:

Following stations checked-in on the Simplex Net, all “Loud & Clear:”

KK4EKN Mike SE Clay County

KK4AMM Blairsville, GA

W4FED Dave Blairsville, GA

N4AOW Cleveland, TN

KK4JTH Mike Brasstown

KK4JQV George Brasstown

KK4JQU Lois Brasstown

W8JHD Bob Brasstown

W4SDJ Jim Murphy

K4SMW Jim Young Harris, GA

Overall, a very good test of our ability to hold a Net on Simplex in case of an emergency.  Future “Mini-SETs” will include net operations, both Simplex and repeater, on emergency power supplies (i.e., batteries, generator, mobile, etc., not on AC commercial “Mains” Power).

I need more feedback on the following:

We need to have at least one more “formal” lunch meeting with a training presentation before the end of the year, I’d like to hear comments from the group on your preference of the following possible training topics:

1. Continuation of the Sound Card Digital Modes training started back in the summer (which got delayed last month due to my work schedule); without reviewing my notes, I believe we were ready to jump into the actual “nuts and bolts” of one of the two most prevalent and popular digital mode programs for ARES/AUXCOMM/EMCOMM use, i.e., either RMS Express (part of the Winlink system) or FLDIGI.

or,

2. Some other amateur radio related topic of interest to all; it would be good if the topic bears some direct or indirect relationship to ARES/AUXCOMM/EMCOMM. Could be an antenna topic, mobile radio topic, equipment questions, etc.

Think about it and let me know on the Net Tuesday night, or by e-mail.

Finally, check-out the new Clay County ARES page on Facebook – thanks to Mike

KK4EKN:

http://www.facebook.com/clayncares

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