The 76 repeater is up as a simple 40w repeater, courtesy of Escambia County Communications Manager Mike Moring, CES TEAM ONE Manager Jon Lutz, and the FFARA team of AF4UI, N4XXO, and N4SAR. Coverage seems adequate at the reduced power level since Chris tweaked the cavities and he is working on interfacing the controller. Chris can answer questions and report in depth if he is at the OCT 2nd meeting.
In the interim:
Timer is short and resets on TRANSMITTER, so let the carrier drop.
Keep transmissions under a minute or you will be talking to yourself.
Help us map the coverage by recording where you can and cannot hear the repeater. Bring your data to the November meeting.
SEPT 29th ARES net will be on 76, but alternate will continue to be 85.
W4UC is the Club Call of the Five Flags Amateur Radio Association Ham Radio Club located in Pensacola, FL. We are dedicated to promoting Amateur Radio, performing Public Service and educating HAMs and non-HAMs alike on the benefits of Amateur Radio.
FFARA was instrumental in providing emergency communications during Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina.
FFARA provides communications for countless public events throughout the Pensacola Area year round
Latest News From W4UC
1. 2014 Field Day Report. Field Day was fun for everyone. Will be discussing the report at the Five Flags Amateur Radio monthly meeting (7pm, first Thu of each month at Golden Corral).
2. The next scheduled ARES event (assuming no Hurricanes show up) is a training and work day on Aug 9 at the EOC. The training would be for new ARES members, and is the same training that we did earlier this year.
3. New Section-wide net officially started on PSK31: North Florida Digital Net - Sundays at 1800 CDT - 3.590 MHz.
4. There are now two Section-wide ARES nets for D-Star each week, one on Wed at 0800 CDT and Thu at 2000 CDT, on REF046C and nfl.ratflector.net. According to Steve (W4SJV), Santa Rosa EC - "These nets will soon be added to the nets already on the KI4WZA repeater on port C. Dongle users should connect directly to the reflector.
FFARA was on the air as W4G July 25-28, 2014 during ISLANDS ON THE AIR
Current Local Amateur Radio VEC testing
The Milton Amateur Radio Club is still sponsoring the VEC testing. It is scheduled Bi-monthly, on the even number month (Feb,Apr,Jun,Aug etc), on the 2nd Thurs of that month. The testing location is at the West Fla Hospital, off Davis Hwy, just North of the I-10 - Davis Hwy inter-change. It is on the North end of the hospital in the Physical Therapy section, in the Pallivon section. The test will start at 7PM.