Philip Gates

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Location for next meeting:

Heart of Texas Red Cross  4244 Boonville RD, Bryan, TX

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April, 2019 Radio-in-the-Park

If you weren’t able to attend our recent Radio-in-the-Park event, we missed you! Lots of fun and good attendance. Several brought HF radios and I had a DMR mobile radio there. There were two hidden transmitters on two meters that provided a modest challenge to those interest in a “fox hunt.” We saw some unique …

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Meeting location

Please note the location of this month’s meeting: The Salvation Army, Bryan/College Station, 2506 Cavitt AVE, Bryan, TX 77801

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Digital Mobile Radio references

After a productive club meeting on Saturday, we learned a lot from Andrew Byorth, KG5JDJ, about digital radio “hot spots.”  These small Linux computers (Raspberry Pi) and their radio HATs can act as your gateway to Internet-routed amateur radio such as Digital Mobile Radio (DMR or MotoTrbo), Yaesu Fusion, D-Star and NXDN.  For more information about …

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Electronic parts sources

During our most recent meeting, a question arose:  where can I buy the resistors and capacitors that I need for what I am building?  Well, with no local electronics stores anymore, that’s a challenge.  Here are a number of options you might consider: Online/telephone/mail order: Digikey  Huge selection, reliable, long business history. Radio Shack  They …

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New DMR information

Note the following, for your DMR codeplugs and hotspots: N1WP repeater talk groups Talk Group Name cbridge Link IC Time Slot Talk Group # BM-TX_3-1 3 1 9000 Bridge-3-1 3 1 3100 Comm1-3-1 3 1 3777215 DMR-NA-3-1 3 1 3 DMR-WW-3-1 3 1 1 TAC310-3-1 3 1 310 TAC312-3-1 3 1 312 BM-TX_Nex_4-2 4 2 …

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September Meeting

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] We had a great turnout for our meeting on Saturday.  It was another opportunity to consult on technical problems, talk about your hobby and take a look at some show-and-tell items that folks brought in.  After our business meeting, Kerry Miller, AD5ABC, provided our presentation.  Kerry has quite a bit …

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RFI from LED lighting.

I certainly like the many options we have with LED lighting and the energy savings and long life are hard to beat!  I really don’t like the RFI that radiates from some of these lighting products, though.  Some screw-in bulbs that I have purchased from big box home improvement stores, I have simply returned when …

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RSVP for BARC events

Let us know if you can make one or both of these upcoming events by answering a few questions here: Build a dual-band portable antenna: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Z3ZL7Y Texas QSO Party: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/855V9KC Don’t be left out!

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August meeting and presentation.

Congratulations to three newly-minted hams who passed their tests last Saturday.  A big thank you to the VE team for providing this important and convenient service to the local amateur radio community. Bryan Texas Utilities Electrical Distribution engineers joined us during our usual meeting time to educate us about radio interference from electrical sources.  BTU …

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