Philip Gates

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Field Day 2019!

Field Day is this Weekend! You won’t want to miss the fun: If you’d like to help with Field Day setup this Saturday, start time is at 08:00 CDT at Brian Bachmann Park. Radio operations start at 13:00 CDT. You can let us know when you can be there to make contacts for the event …

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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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