August 2017From the Editor: Jerry A. Goodson W5BFF
Greetings fellow amateurs and supporters!
This newsletter comes to you a little over a week late, and this month's meeting has already happened... and boy did it happen!
We were all saddened when President Paul James KG5JTC read the resignation letter submitted by Vice-President Sabrina Pollard W5DMI. In clubs such as ours, there are many who enjoy being a part, but few who are willing to lead. The leadership roles can be quite demanding to the point of overwhelming when "life happens." If you want an example, look at how late this newsletter is coming to you. By acclamation, the club chose Roger Fouse KB5ROD to finish the year out in Sabrina's position. Ladonna expressed she missed Larry's (W5ADI) presence in the kitchen, too. She says the workload difference was... noticeable.
September is a hopping month for amateur radio! We have the Mena Hamfest coming up, followed by our club meeting, then finishing up the month by eating catfish with the ARCOS club. There are other events coming up that I don't yet have on the website, but I'm working on it.
I look forward to hearing you on the nets!
-=Jerry A. Goodson=- W5BFFUpcoming Events: Click [HERE] for all upcoming events on the RACC Website...
The Four States Amateur Radio Club and the Radio Amateurs of Cass County are teaming up this year for Field Day at the North Shore at Lake Wright-Patman.
Ralf Vopel KF5WGB gave an outstanding presentation on the J-Pole Antenna! Many of us have bought, built, or used J-Poles, but Ralf gave us a real good explanation of HOW they work. The presentation quelled any and all concerns of transmitting on an antenna with a dead (electrical) short.
Kyle Wayne Goodson N5KWG was presented with a remote-controlled airplane as the "Youngest Ham Boy" at the SARA Hamfest. The prize was presented by SARA Vice-President Bob Davis N5ZVW as Satellite Sam looks on. Prizes for the youngest licensed boy and girl, as well as a prize for the oldest ham were donated by Satellite Sam. Kyle Wayne was the youngest licensed ham at the hamfest at 10 years old. The youngest girl was 12, and the oldest ham was 78. The photo was taken by SARA President Andy Allen KF5ORM.
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)|