August 2017

From 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=- W5BFF

Upcoming Events: Click [HERE] for all upcoming events on the RACC Website...

J-Pole Presentation

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 Youngest Ham

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” 
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:
Newsletter: newsletter@raccradio.org
Editor - Jerry A. Goodson, W5BFF
430-342-3376 - Cell

RACC Club: racc@raccradio.org
President - Paul James, KG5JTC
Vice President - Roger Fouse, KB5ROD
Treasurer - Cletus Bauer, N5XFB

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