June 2017

From the Editor:  Jerry A. Goodson W5BFF

Greetings fellow hams and friends,

HamCom was this past weekend, and I ended up not going at all.  I was loading up to go on Friday afternoon when I got an email saying the Wouff Hong Ceremony had been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Why the lack of interest?  From my getting around on the HF bands, there seems to have been an influx of new hams that have never been elmered by an old man wielding a Wouff Hong.  That begs the question, "What is a Wouff Hong?"  You can read all about it here: http://www.amfone.net/WouffHong/wouff.htm

Look out below!

All of the latest, greatest, and most current up-to-date Freedom Link Group Repeaters are now included at the bottom of each RACC newsletter.  Occasionally, a PL tone or frequency or location may be added or changed.  If you ever wonder, just check the latest RACC newsletter OR the FLG or RACC websites.  All of the information will be current and up-to-date.

Also, the 2017 Field Day announcement is posted below.  We're going to Spring Lake Park this year to join up with the Four States Amateur Radio Group.  It should be a real blast!

Monthly Drawings


Once again, Jim N5YU will be giving away a Yaesu FTM-3100r and a Baofeng dual-band HT in the monthly drawing.  Everyone gets a free ticket when they walk in the door, and additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.  

Come have some sausage and pancakes with us this Saturday, and I look forward to hearing you on the net, tonight!



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2017 Field Day

This year the Radio Amateurs of Cass County will be joining the Four States Amateur Radio Club at Spring Lake Park.


The new ARRL North Texas Section Manager, Jay Urish W5GM, has confirmed he will be visiting the Field Day site in Texarkana.

"I am pleased the two clubs will be operating in one location," Urish said.  "I try to visit as many ARRL-affiliated clubs during Field Day weekend all over the section, and combined club locations make that easier, particularly in remote areas of the section like Northeast Texas."  

ARRL North Texas Section Manager Jay Urish W5GM at the NCTC Luncheon during HamCom 2017

ARRL North Texas Section Manager Jay Urish W5GM at the
NCTC Luncheon during HamCom 2017.


There are 2 easy ways to get there. 

1.  Take I-30 / Summer Hill Road / S. Park Road
2. Take I-30 / Summer Hill Frontage Road / Mall Drive

Freedom Link Group Repeaters

“Linking Radio Communications Across The Four States Area” 
Contact Jim Collom, N5YU
The Freedom Link Group on www.repeaterbook.com
View Freedom Link Group Repeaters on Google Maps

Freq. ENC / DEC Input Call Location
145.110 100.0 / * 144.510 WX5FL Sulphur Springs
* The 145.110 repeater at Sulphur Springs does not transmit a tone, so make sure your radio is programmed for "ENC" only on that frequency.
145.170 100.0 / 100.0 144.570 WX5FL Karnack (Pickin's Hill)
145.190 151.4 / 151.4 144.590 WX5FL Bi-County ARES (Cass and Morris County)
The 145.190 repeater is a wide coverage area stand-alone repeater that is not linked with any other repeater.
145.310 100.0 / 100.0
88.5 / 100.0 or CSQ
131.8 / 100.0 or CSQ
144.710 WX5FL Atlanta (Springdale)
Caver Ranch RCO
Downtown RCO
145.370 136.5 / 136.5 144.770 W5WVH Tyler ** Not yet linked
145.390 100.0 / 100.0 144.790 WX5FL Texarkana (Barkman Creek)
145.450 136.5 / 136.5 144.850 WX5FL Kilgore
145.470 136.5 / 136.5 144.870 WX5FL Avinger (Lake O' The Pines)
146.640 136.5 / 136.5 146.040 K5LET Longview (East Mountain)
146.760 186.2 / 186.2 146.160 N5SHV Shreveport
146.840 100.0 / 100.0 146.240 WX5FL Marietta (Cussetta Mountain)
146.900 100.0 / 100.0 146.300 WX5FL McLeod / Huffines
147.045 107.2 / 94.8 * 147.645 N5THS Nashville (H.E.A.R. Club)
* For local traffic only, use 94.8 / 94.8.
147.100 136.5 / 136.5 147.700 WX5FL Quitman 
147.360 151.4 / 151.4 147.960 WX5FL Pittsburg (Midway)
444.425 100.0 / 100.0 448.425 WX5FL Texarkana (Barkman Creek)

Club Contacts:
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Editor - Jerry A. Goodson, W5BFF
430-342-3376 - Cell

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President - Paul James, KG5JTC
Vice President - Roger Fouse, KB5ROD
Treasurer - Cletus Bauer, N5XFB

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