Loma Pioneer Repeater Club

Serving over 1/3 of California on VHF 146.640 and UHF WIN System 442.900

Big Sur Int’l Marathon

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016

Big Sur Int’l Marathon

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Big Sur International Marathon! The Marathon is on Sunday, April 24th. The Marathon organizers are big supporters of LPRC and are in need of the skills and communications we can provide in that challenging terrain! Find out more here: http://www.bsim.org/site3.aspx And to volunteer, click...

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2M Repeater Changes!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

2M Repeater Changes!

As you may already know, we have been plagued with a noise that comes in and hashes up the repeater. This noise has not been found, or eliminated, but filtered as much as possible. For the filtering…. There now is a 350ms Delay to activate the repeater. This means you can’t always “quick key” and be heard. The “normal” person will press PTT then engage mouth. If you do this you will see no difference other than I shortened up the timers for courtesy tone and hang time. Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays!! 73, Scott...

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Amateur Radio Newsline 11-8-13

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013

Amateur Radio Newsline 11-8-13

If you missed the AR Newsline on our Tuesday net, you can either listen to it here or read the transcript below:   Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1891 – November 8 2013 Please note that this is an extended Amateur Radio Newsline and includes three breaks. Thank you. Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1891 with a release date of November 8th 2013 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. AMSAT North America celebrates 30 years of manned ham radio in space; all hams in New Zealand will soon have access to 6 meters; Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management says it needs more ham radio volunteers and the FCC acts to stop abuse of EAS alert tones. All this and more on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1891 coming your way right now. HAM RADIO IN SPACE: AMSAT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF MANNED HAM RADIO IN SPACE The weekend of November 1st to the 3rd was very special for AMSAT North America. Not only was it the organizations 31st Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, but also a very special celebration of a giant step by ham radio as it crossed into the final frontier. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, has the rest of the story: The weekend gathering in Houston, Texas, marked AMSAT’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of amateur radio involvement in human space flight. It also told the story of its evolution into a successful program on board the International Space Station which is known as today as ARISS. But to tell the story we must step back three decades. It was in November of 1982 when then Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL became the first ham radio operator to use amateur radio to communicate from a spacecraft in Earth orbit. It was also the first time that anyone on mother Earth who held a ham radio license got to speak with an astronaut on-orbit. As such it was an event that changed the face of ham radio forever. If you weren’t there, this is what that first QSO from space sounded like: Actual 1st QSO between W5LFL on the space shuttle Columbia and WA1JFN in Frenchtown, Montana from the video “Amateur Radio’s Newest Frontier.” (Note QSO was time compressed.) That was shuttle flight STS-9. From that initial contact evolved the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment or SAREX program with its 25 space to schoolroom contacts. That...

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