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Sarasota’s Digital Network QSY to 144.950
The Sarasota Digital Network, including all Winlink gateways and digipeaters has changed frequency to 144.950 MHz.
This is avoid possible interference on 145.050
SERC Fund Raiser
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The Sarasota Emergency Radio Club is asking for donations to purchase a PACTOR-4 modem ( Link )
The modem will be used during emergencies to provide reliable, high speed, digital HF communications outside of the affected area. While the PACTOR-4 protocol is not yet FCC approved this modem can handle PACTOR-2 and -3. Its -4 capabilities will have us ready when the FCC rubber-stamps that protocol.
PACTOR is the primary mode used by the Winlink HF network. Should local communications be shut down SERC will maintain the ability to communicate via PACTOR / Winlink with the rest of the world.
The modem will be connected to an HF radio in the Red Cross Radio Room and be part of the Sarasota Digital Network that has been under development.
Please contact SERC@N4SER.org with your donation.
Thanks: W2DEN / N2RDX, AJ4FW, W8XG, N4LPK, KJ4SV, KI4EFJ, KB2ICN, W4VIN / KA4BOB
<<< add you call here, please donate! >>>
SERC’s Elmer is at it again
Interfacing an Elecraft Kx3 to a Raspberry Pi 3
The tutorial is a WIP but is far enough along to demonstrate that this marriage is very viable. Follow along as the project progresses: http://n4ser.org/2016/raspberry-pi-kx3/
Remote a Headless Raspberry: http://n4ser.org/2016/headless-raspberry-pi-vnc/
We have reached our goal of $1200 for the Laurel Repeater (145.130 SAR-2) duplexer.
Thanks to all who contributed:
|Derek Parker||Dick Hullfish||Eddie Palmer||Jim Broome|
|Net & Den
|Rick Brown||SERC||Bill Martin|
|Joseph Everett||Herb Lauber||Brent Parker||2J Farms (Chuck Johnston)|
|Doug Reynolds||Bill Franklin||Micky Taylor||Will Wright|
Sarasota Emergency Radio Club Events
Other Amateur Events
Who: Sarasota ACS
When: 7:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Calendar)
Where: SERC 147.390 (SAR-5) repeater.
What: To discuss ACS activities and related subjects.
This is a controlled net so please listen to the net control operator for instructions.
All are invited
ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference
September 16-18, 2016, St Petersburg, FL ( Link )
2016 ARRL National Parks On The Air
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks
A year long special event
WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20
SARASOTA COUNTY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR RETIRES
NEW EMERGENCY COORDINATOR APPOINTED
Read the entire press release ( Link )
Brent Parker W8XG has accepted the position of Deputy Radio Officer for the ACS and Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC) for Sarasota County ARES
Sarasota Digital Network
Perhaps you haven’t noticed all the packet activity on 144.950. Well that frequency has become a bee hive of buzzes and other strange sounds of multiple packets flying around the county.
A small team of locals has been hard at work establishing a rather broad network of WinLink, BBS’ and other packet related systems throughout Sarasota County.
Details can be found here: http://n4ser.org/sarasota-digital-network-2/
Join in SERC’s Wednesday night net and let the control operator know you want to know more about the SDN or contact us at: SERC@N4ser.org
More information is available : Link
What to do in case of a local emergency:
Now located on the EmComm Post ( Link )
Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ SK
We are sorry to announce the passing of Ron on 5/9/16.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
Ron touched the lives of most hams in the Sarasota area with his dedication to emergency communication.
RIP Ron, you will long be remembered.
the Isles CERT Team ready for action
This photo shows the newly licensed Amateur Radio Operators now in the Isles. Congratulations to Kevin, Guy and Ann on studying for and passing the examinations to obtain their licenses recently. Stan has been licensed since 1958 and provided a helping hand to the new “Hams”.
Guy, Ann and Stan provided critical communications from the Isles CERT Drill to the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during the recent simulated tornado drill. They relayed messages to and from the EOC to practice procedures that will be used in a real emergency situation. This would be very important if existing land-line or cell phone services were interrupted during a severe storm, for instance.
The Isles will now have year-round Amateur Radio communications capability in case of a real emergency.
Update: the SERC Digital Repeater Project (DMR)
Micky KM4BHF has written a terriffic article on our DMR installation in our ‘Your Elmer’ section
Here’s the Link
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.
Paper the Walls
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???
146.730 (-) PL 100
On the air (144.950 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?
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..