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WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #3

SARASOTA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS WORK WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES TO TEST PREPAREDNESS AND INTER-AGENCY CAPABILITY DURING WILDFIRE EXERCISE

(Link to press release)


 

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Upcoming events:

Hamcation: National Convention / Hamfest
February 12,13,14, 2015
Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32808
Info: http://www.hamcation.com/


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Amateur Radio License Testing

9 – 10 AM Saturday February 27

Sarasota Red Cross (Map)

Contact VE@N4SER.ORG for information

What to bring to a test session?Click Here


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Technical Seminar

Everything you wanted to know about WinLink but were afraid to ask

6:15 PM March 7

Before the SERC meeting

All are invited


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Sarasota ACS Open Meeting

All are invited

March 8, 2016  7:30 to 8:30 PM.

Sarasota County EOC( Map )

6050 Porter Way

Sarasota


Sarasota Half Marathon (Link)Sarasota Half Marathon
Volunteers needed Sunday March 13
to provide communications from rest/first aid stations
All you need is a 2M HT and be willing to get up early!
Contact Laura (KJ4IJV) conradlauraa AT gmail.com


2016_ARRL_NP_Carousel2016 ARRL National Parks On The Air

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks

A year long special event

Links: ( Information ) ( NPOTA Activators Guide )


Tour de CureTourdeCure2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lakewood Main Street (map )

Amateurs are needed to provide communications to rest stops and ‘sag’ wagons
More information at the March meeting
Contact Bill (K4FLV)

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Field Day 2016 at the Red Cross?

Interested?

Contact: SERC@N4ser.org

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N4SER APRS iGate

An experimental N4SER APRS iGate has been set up at the Red Cross building in Sarasota.

Frequency: 144.390 MHz

This is an APRS internet gateway only. It does NOT digipeat.

It will beacon every 30 minutes.

Thanks to Doug KI4RHU for donating Windows 7 for tis application

Comments to SERC@N4ser.org are welcome.

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AntennaLIVE IN AN HOA?

WANT TO INSTALL AN ANTENNA?
SUPPORT HR 1301  THE AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT OF 2015
All it takes is a letter to Rep. Vern Buchanan
We CAN make a difference. Take 5 minutes and send a letter to the ARRL as explained in the link.

More information is available : Link


Update: the SERC Digital Repeater Project (DMR)

Thanks to the extraordinary efforts by Bill Martin ( K4JBV ) the SERC 444.700 MHz UHF DMR repeater is now up and running.

There is definitely a learning curve on how to use the incredible capabilities of this machine. If anyone, in or out of SERC, would like to try explaining just how to use this repeater please contact us. A nice write up for the web and possible hosting  pre-meeting technical seminar would be terrific.

For now you can access some information at the following two sites:  (n2jti.net)  (www.dmr-marc.net)

Preliminary: We are planning on having Nick join us via the internet for the August Techie Roundtable to give us a basic primer on DMR. More to come as we firm this up. Please send any questions / topics you want covered to:SERC@N4ser.org

The repeater is on loan to SERC, for as long as we utilize it from Nick DeRoda (N2JTI), Micky’s ( KM4BHV) brother. Nick has been an amateur radio operator for 25 years. He climbs towers for a living and resides in NJ. He coached his sister Michele (Micky) who passed the test to become a ham radio operator last year. Michele is an SERC member. Nick donated the DMR repeater and additional support to the club as we get the repeater up and running.  Thank you, Nick!


Shacks & Ants

A new photo album has been added ( Link ) called ‘Shacks and Ants’. It will feature your photos of your radio shack, Go Box etc. and your antennas.

Of course we need your pictures to post… so take a snapshot or two fo your shack and antennas and send the to SERC@N4SER.org and we will gladly post them.


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How about adding your QSL card to the N4SER shack’s wall?

Bring one to a meeting or mail one to Den (QRZ address is OK)

We’ll put it up in the shack.

SERC Members only please.


Have you checked into our Wednesday Night Net???

7 PM every Wednesday

146.730 (-) PL 100


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On the air (145.050 MHz):

N4SER-10: e-mail gateway

N4SER digipeater air

DIY: Soundcard WinLink.. how you can put WinLink in your shack without a TNC..

THANKS to those who contributed time and/or $ W3DJM, K4FLV, AK4YH, W9SMR, AJ4FW, W2DEN / N2RDX, K4JBV

Everything you ever wanted to know about WinLink on our Elmer pages: HERE


Want to get more involved?

RedCross

The Red Cross needs you.

Radio operators are needed to help the Red Cross during a disaster. Working in the Red Cross Chapter House, operating from a shelter etc. If you are interested talk with Den W2DEN and he can help you get signed up..


SERC Radio Room Upgrade Project

Thanks to the efforts of an ever increasing number of SERC/ARC volunteers the SERC radio room is slowly getting better.

In the near future we will be upgrading some of the computers.

Plans are being considered for a major overhaul to the set up.

Want to help?

We are usually at the ARC every Tuesday. Contact W2DEN for details