Tech Net News 03-23-2019

Avimaia schweitzerae. Credit: BARBARA MARRS

Our April 2nd meeting will be our popular Old Timer’s Night, hosted by our president, Tom General, KE5ICX. We’ll here why our longest-licensed members got into the hobby—and why they stayed.

The club has received information about the funeral services and burial of Chuck Thompson, N5IAG. The viewing will be this Sunday, March 24th; the burial will be this Monday. Please see our Silent Key post for more information.

The contest calendar doesn’t show much this weekend. The NA SSB Sprint is taking place from 19:00 to 23:00 Dallas time tonight, if you’d like to try a short, intense contest.

UPDATE: Gus, W5GUS, mentioned the Light Up 2-Meter Simplex event tomorrow night, March 24th, from 18:00-20:00 local time. You can find out more at their Facebook page or this eHam post.

UPDATE: Gus, W5GUS, mentioned a General license class being offered by the Garland Amateur Radio Club. It starts very soon, on March 28th. More information is available from the Garland ARC training page.

UPDATE: David, KG5EIU, would like to encourage all amateurs who use AREDN to update their firmware to the latest version. Their are MAJOR updates to the operating system that underlies the firmware, as well is the routing protocol used.

And don’t forget our swap and sale items listed here.

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Lecture and Lab 3-25-17 – 10AM – 2PM All About AREDN!


Our next “Lecture and Lab” March 25, 2017 will be about the “Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network” (AREDN).   We’ll be answering questions about “What is it?” “What can I use it for?” and, of course, the most important part, “How do I set it up?”

Bring your Nano, Bullet radios and VOIP gear to test operation, update to the latest firmware, and get up-to-the-minute tips and tricks concerning proper setup, and participate in a full mesh exercise.

If you don’t have any equipment, that’s okay.  We all want to know more about AREDN!

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