November 2017From the Editor: Jerry A. Goodson W5BFF
Greetings fellow amateurs and supporters of the Radio Amateurs of Cass County!
The club meeting coming up this weekend marks our final regular club meeting of 2017. Come join us for sausage and pancakes at 8:30 followed by our regular business meeting. Ladonna KG5GMC will be back in the kitchen. Special thanks to my mom, Connie Smith KA5TKL for cooking last month. Nelton N5HAB, Boogie N5GNR, Bubba N5APP, and I will miss another meeting as we travel with the drumline to Lewisville, Texas for their final competition of 2017, so there should be plenty of food in our absence! :)
Speaking of our absence, I would like to nominate Nelton Humphries N5HAB for president for two reasons: first, he doesn't ever read this newsletter, and second, he won't be there to object since he'll be with us at the competition this weekend. :)
We have our elections this weekend (more info below), and we'll have our Christmas party next month at Luigi's.
Also, special thanks goes out to the VE Team last month that netted two new licensees and two upgrades to General!
I look forward to hearing you on the net tonight.
-=Jerry A. Goodson=- W5BFFUpcoming Events: Click [HERE] for all upcoming events on the RACC Website...
Early last year, Smitty W5YME (sk) started our monthly prize drawing with a Baofeng dual-band HT. Each person attending a club meeting got one ticket as they came in, and additional tickets could be purchased for $1/ea to increase chances of winning. The monthly prize drawings have been a real big hit, and have contributed to the big boost in club member attendance and participation. Jim Collom N5YU continued the activity after Smitty's passing, and it has continued to grow with at least one mobile radio and one dual-band HT being awarded each month. Jim uses the money from ticket sales to purchase the prizes for the next month. Any money left over goes to expenses in supporting and maintaining the repeaters in the Freedom Link Group.
This month, the drawings will be for a Baofeng dual-band HT and a Kenwood TM-281a mobile radio.
We'll be having our annual elections to choose our club leadership for next year. Your current officers are:
President: Paul James KG5JTC
Vice-President: Roger Fouse KB5ROD
Secretary/Treasurer: Cletus Bauer N5XFB
Chaplain: Roger Fouse KB5ROD
Asst. Chaplain: Jeff Brown KA5IVU
Paul KG5JTC has served one term as president, and may be nominated two more times to serve consecutively. No other position has term limits.
The chaplain and assistant chaplain are elected every 3 years, and this year is the third final year, so we'll be electing our new chaplain and assistant chaplain to serve for the next three years.
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)|