There are a number of ham stations relaying emergency information relating to hurricane Florence.
There is a streaming site setup by Ben / AI6YR that will let you listen from your browser. The URL is http://wd6eby.actusa.net:8000/hurricane
Hackaday.com has an interesting article about some amateur radio technology used in the Thailand cave rescues last week.
Tour de OC would like to thank MARC members, Alvin KD6UZM, John, N6JCB, Mark, AKA Zippy, KE6ZRP, Mijo KF6BEB, and Michael AF6FB for their outstanding support of our ride on April 21st raising money for foster care kids. Continue reading Tour de OC – Wrap Up
The MARC April meeting was held a week early as we have the Tour de Cure: San Diego on our normal day.
The big announcement this month is about our May meeting, this will be our 26th anniversary meeting. It will be held on May 12 at our regular location and time. Photos after the meeting. Let’s have a good turnout with lots of motors. Thanks in advance.
The net had only four check-ins, this was probably due to our moving to a new frequency. What are your thoughts about the frequency change? How did the new repeaters work for you?
April is going to be a busy month. We are looking for some additional motors for the TdC: San Diego. If you are available to help, please contact Jim Banks KD6REA to let him know. Please note, the original sign-up sheet was lost. If you weren’t at the April meeting, please contact Jim.
Please check the event calendar on the web site for access to current dates, times and details about nets, meetings, and events. You can also add these events to your calendar, just click the plus sign at the bottom right. View online at https://marc-hq.org/club/event-calendar/
ARRL published an article talking about the number of new hams that came to us in 2017. For the fourth year in a row, more than 30,000 new hams.
The monthly net is moving to Burton Brink’s (N6USO) repeater. This repeater is linked to two others. Please program your radios and test your programming before the net.
Primary Frequency: 145.440– 136.5 – Sunset Ridge
Alternate Frequency: 449.880– 146.2 – Sunset Ridge
Alternate Frequency: 445.480– 131.8 – Santa Anita Ridge (above Arcadia)
Please join us for the net!
Last month I wrote about my “new” VTX 1800. At that time I was just trying to do the minimum to be able to support the MS-150 coming up later in the month. To that end I just ran power and antenna to the front of the bike and mounted my old FT-90 (what’a trooper!) on the handlebars and ran a speaker wire to my helmet or a separate headset. I did all that and was ready to go. However… Continue reading Honda VTX 1800 Install