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.

October XARC General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, October 10  from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

NOTE: We will not be bringing pizza to the meeting; HOWEVER, the food court in the rec center will be open.


Agenda

  • Attendance
  • Approval of June 2019,  Sept 2019  Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Reports (July, Aug, Sept, Oct)
  • Membership Reports-(Oct)
  • 2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
  • Net Reports  (Fusion, 2M, and CW)
  • Renewals- Website and Insurance-Recap
  • Elections
    • We will be accepting nominations this month and Oct Meeting with announcement of candidates in October Meeting Minutes which must go out before Oct 15
    • Elections will be at held at the November Meeting (Nov 14)
  • 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 Nets

Just a reminder of a couple of nets that the W2XRX 2 meter repeater will often be connected to:

  • Southern Tier Fusion Tech Net – Sundays 8:00PM
    Access is through W2XRX repeater DN mode C4FM. The room number is 40963 for anyone who wants to connect direct. Check-ins encouraged
  • MNWIS Fusion Technical Net – Mondays 8:30PM. DN Mode C4FM. The 2 meter repeater is usually connected via K2AS Wires-X node. Check-ins only with announcements, questions, comments. Room is 21493

Field Day 2019 Results

Folks,

Wow, what a Field Day!  Great weather, great attendance, and record results.

I’m a bit bleary eyed as I write this, but here is our preliminary results…

1176 QSOs compared to 994 last year.  428 were CW, 131 Digital, and 617 were Phone.

I project we will have about 1590 bonus points which is a record for us.  We normally get about 900.

That will give us a record high finish at about the top 13.3% level compared to the top 18.5% last year (which was another excellent year).

It’s all summed up in the attached spreadsheet.

The results are a projection, of course, but they’re normally within a percent or two.

Thanks to everyone in both clubs for your efforts.  I had a great time and I hope you did as well.

Only a bit over 360 days until FD 2020.

73

Bob, K2OID

Now to get some sleep…..

June XARC General Meeting

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

NOTE: We will not be bringing pizza to the meeting; HOWEVER, the food court in the rec center will be open.

Agenda – – –
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
Membership Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
2019 Field Day Prep Status
Spring Fox Hunt Results
CW Training Class Status & Weekly Nets
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

May XARC General Meeting

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

NOTE: We will not be bringing pizza to the meeting; HOWEVER, the food court in the rec center will be open.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
Membership Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
2019 Field Day
Spring Fox Hunt
CW Training Class Status
Maker Faire Nov. 23 Discussion
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

Spring 2019 XARC Fox Hunt

Greetings,

The XARC Spring Fox Hunt will be held…

  • On Saturday, May 11.
  • We will meet at 9:00AM for registration and instructions.
  • At the Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Rd.
  • Plan to gather at the north end of the north most parking lot.
  • The hunt will begin at 9:30 am

The hunt will feature multiple 2 meter FoxMitters (hidden transmitters), all on different frequencies. All FoxMitters will be able to be heard from the Community Center parking lot, and will be within a 5 mile radius of the start point.

All you really need is a 2 meter handheld. If this is your first hunt, we can arrange for you to go with a more experienced hunter.

The goal is to have fun. Plan to join the hunters for lunch after the hunt — usually at about 12:30. The location for the lunch will be announced.
See you there…

Regards,
Ned, W2NED


XARC / W2XRX

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