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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 –

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.

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…..