June 2017From 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
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!
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!
-=Jerry=-Upcoming Events: Click [HERE] for all upcoming events on the RACC Website...
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.
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”
|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
Caver Ranch 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)|