Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, installed a Motorola XPR 8400 DMR Repeater here in Lamar County today. Special thanks to him for providing all the equipment and also to Hopewell VFD for the site and tower space.
We are currently using two antennas and no duplexer.
The Frequecy is 440.5875+, Color Code 9. Time Slot 2.
Talk Groups installed are TG9 and TG2.
TG9 is for local only. TG2 is for the East Texas DMR group repeaters on the C-Bridge servers. More groups will be installed at a later date.
For more information on DMR, visit Jason’s website www.LiveFromTheHamshack.TV
Thanks Jason for the great addition to our area and again thanks to the ham radio operators @ Hopewell VFD!
We started at about 10:15am with N5KCH presiding.
Newly elected Section Manager Steve Smith, KG5VK, thanked the Club for their support and explained several items on his plate to address right away when he officially takes office April 1, 2019.
Jerry Keisler, WA5KZA, gave a presentation on RFI noise from possible household sources.
The usual club business of minutes and treasure’s reports were given.
An updated list of local hams that are involved with the Club in the last year was passed out to those present.
Two new members joined. We welcomed Charles Penry, WA5VHU & his XYL.
The club fund raiser with the Lion’s Club brought done extra donations to the club.
Discussion about newly licensed members receiving a new HT was heard.
VE testing is next Saturday.
A location has been mentioned that is to be donated for future club meetings and events.
Mike Rice won the drawing. $33.00 & gave it back to the club.
The April Meeting will be moved to Mentorfest 2019 in Garland.
Posted by Leo
By ARRL – North Texas Section
Steven Lott Smith KG5VK won the election for North Texas Section Manager with 714 votes to challenger Ken Mitchell KD2KW 576 votes.
Steven will assume the SM position on April 1, 2019.