We had a successful Board Meeting using Zoom earlier this month so we decided to go ahead and schedule our May general meeting as a virtual meeting. The meeting date will be the usual 2nd Thursday (May 14), but instead of our 6PM start time, we will start at 8PM, and it will be online (NOT AT WEBSTER REC).
We will be using Zoom. You should be able to get audio via phone or PC. A good USB headset with a mike is a plus on a PC.
One topic will be plans for Field Day. As of this moment, it is still on as far as we know. We will likely need to develop some additional plans/procedures this year. We also hope to have a few virtual shack tours during the meeting. I’m sure there will be a few bugs, but we think things will go fairly smooth.
Details on how to access the meeting have been sent out in a separate e-mail. If you did not receive that e-mail, message any of the board members.
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.