- WA0RLY: Winter field day video
- KA0MYG: 146.820 repair is approved, moving forward with scheduling a climber.
- W0STV: Winter field day, 10 people were present and it was a good time, score TBD
- Skywarn training is upcoming at the Olmsted Convention Center. Skywarn shirts are coming for purchase.
- VE test coming on February 6th. Location will be at the Red Cross
FYI the Olmsted 145.670 packet node is operational on simplex 145.670, 1200 baud AFSK at 80 watts. The nodes ID is “MNRST“.
W0STV is working on an update on what other nodes it has heard and can connect to in the tri-state area.
If you want to learn more about how to do keyboard to keyboard packet network communications there are many youtube videos on the subject to get you up and running. When we had the system before you could contact Fargo, Duluth, and the Twin Cities.
Note: The MNRST node is unable
to connect to the current nearest node WIWASH, with a vertical antenna.
It is 79 miles north of Rochester.
When WIBAYC node comes on line that will be a 40 mile distance to link to. Will keep you updated on this progression.
Saturday, 15 February 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Rochester Firestation #2, City EOC
Organizer: Steve Wiebke
This is a damage assessment class for SkyWarn trained personnel to attend to learn how to report damage to local emergency organizations (Red Cross, County/City EOC, National Weather Service etc.). This information will be effective accross county lines not just for Olmsted.
There will be lunch provided and anyone interested needs to contact Steve, WØSTV to RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount. Non-club members can get prerequisite information from Steve upon request to make sure they are able to attend.
An RSVP is requested.
The Winlink node operated by W0STV has changed frequency to 145.010 in order to make 145.670 available to the statewide packet network. This network is poised to return to Rochester, linking us keyboard-to-keyboard to stations in the Twin Cities area.
Please continue to test and pass e-mail traffic via this node! Jason, KM4ACK has some excellent tutorials on how to get up and running with very low cost portable hardware (including the computer!)
The club has been using an e-mail reflector as a primary means of communication for a long time. Formerly on Yahoo Groups, the reflector is now hosted at groups.io. Please DO sign up and join the group to stay connected with club events and announcements!
The proposed location for our holiday party is Five West. Please sign up as in order to enjoy this venue we need to meet the food/drink minimum. The minimum in order to make Five West cost effective will be 25, we will choose an alternate site if we get less than 25 signed up to keep costs manageable. Please sign up by December 30!!
Membership is open to all licensed amateurs, and to all other persons interested in supporting the purposes and activities of the club. Our club functions on a minimal budget which is used to support our activities, including Field Day, the club picnic, Christmas party, and other various events. Additionally the equipment and repeaters we all use are supported by our dues. Thank you in advance for your contribution and involvement!
Dues for Individual Members are $30 annually, and Family Memberships are $40 annually.