Repeater Update

Harry W2HRY and myself replaced our 2 meter DR1X repeater with a new DR2X model. All went well and settings are the same for the moment. We will likely move from a CTCSS Tone Squelch to a DCS (Digital Coded Squelch) system in a couple of months.

DCS is a newer and better system from a performance standpoint. It will hopefully eliminate squelch hang and noise.

Here is a photo Harry took –

March XARC General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, March 12 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda

  • Attendance
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
  • Net Reports  (Fusion, 2M, and CW)
  • FT8 Usage (virtual presentation), Brian (K2AS)
  • Hamfests, Contests, other Events Review- Past or Present
  • Other Business
  • Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month – bring photos of your shack this meeting!
  • Meeting Adjournment

Rich, K2RAH

FEBRUARY XARC General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, February 13 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda

  • Attendance
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
  • Net Reports  (Fusion, 2M, and CW)
  • Presentation – “Gaining Familiarity with the NanoVNA and its use in Amateur Radio” – Harry, KF2TV
    • bring in your rubber ducks, filters, mobile antennas, etc for testing!
  • Hamfests, Contests, other Events Review- Past or Present
  • Other Business
  • Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month – bring photos of your shack this meeting!
  • Meeting Adjournment

Rich, K2RAH

January XARC General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, January 9 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda

  • Attendance
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
  • Net Reports  (Fusion, 2M, and CW)
  • Hamfests, Contests, other Events Review- Past or Present
  • Other Business
  • Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month?
  • Meeting Adjournment

Rich, K2RAH

December XARC General MeetinG

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, December 12  from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda

  • Attendance
  • Approval of 2019: June,  September, October, & November Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Reports (2019 September thru November consolidated report)
  • Membership Report
  • 2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
  • Net Reports  (Fusion, 2M, and CW)
  • Presentation “QRZ.com – Your Ham Radio Identity” – Brian D. (K2AS)
  • Hamfests, Contests, other Events Review- Past or Present
  • Other Business
  • Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month?
  • Meeting Adjournment

Rich, K2RAH

Fusion Radio Price Updates

As of Nov. 5 – some include coupons which expire. Check with retailer or Yaesu. These are HRO prices:

  • FTM-3200DR – $114.95 after rebate! 2 Meters only mobile
  • FTM-3207DR – $114.95 after rebate! 440 Only mobile
  • FTM-7250DR – $199.95 Dual Band mobile
  • FTM-100DR – $264.95 – after coupon/rebate dual band mobile , APRS, GPS
  • FTM-400XDR – $459.95 Dual Band mobile, APRS, GPS, color touch screen
  • FT-70DR – $144.95 – after rebate/coupon, dual band HT
  • FT-2DR – $359.95 – Dual Band HT, APRS, GPS, Touch screen
  • FT-3DR – $399.95 – Dual Band HT, GPS, APRS, Color touch screen

XARC Elections – nominations

All:
The following individuals have been nominated for various board positions. Elections will be held at the Nov. 14 XARC General Meeting. To be eligible to vote, you must be up-to-date with your dues obligations. Also, if others desire to run for any position posted, please message the club.


NOMINATIONS

President – – – Brian D. (K2AS)

Vice-president – – –  Harry R. (W2HRY)

Secretary – – –  Rich H. (K2RAH)

Treasurer – – – Dusty K. (KF2CF)

open Director seat – Fred D. (W3MUD)


Rich, K2RAH

Website Etc

At one time it was setup so that all posts here on the website were automatically published on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/xarc73/ ). Apparently that stopped working a few months ago, so I investigated why. Facebook now requires all websites that publish to Facebook be from sites that have SSL enabled (https). The additional cost for that feature is approx $70/yr.
Other than Google (and maybe others) labeling this website as (Not secure), lowering our search index ranking, we probably cannot justify paying the additional costs.
We aren’t trying to sell anything, we don’t ask for sensitive information, our dues payments are handled by PayPal (with https). So we really don’t need it, other than the convenience of our posts being reproduced automatically on our Facebook page.
I will try to manually copy posts here to there, but can’t guarantee they will always end up on Facebbok, so you will have to bookmark this page and visit occaisionally. Sorry.

XARC / W2XRX

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