Wo4J has been heard on 7281.5 SSB for the last few nights. Anyone wanting to make some good 40 meter contacts with a local ham operating from the "Great Smokie Mountains" give jeff a call. He likes to contact back home folks. 73 Jimmy K4KHV
The CARC "Peanut Boil" was great ! We had 19 attend and W4ICU furnished plenty of peanuts. No one went home hungry. Some even carried a few home that were left over. Thanks everyone for attending the event. 73 Jimmy k4KHV
Welcome to the Chipola Amateur Radio Club's website!
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KG4ZJT - William "Bill" Everitt, of Bascom, FL., key went silent on Friday, October 9, 2015. Arrangements have been announced as follows: Visitation will be at 1400 central Memorial service at 1500 Both at Bascom First Baptist Church 4951 Basswood Rd, Bascom, FL 32423
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
The below is from his personal QRZ page: "Emergency Coordinator for Jackson County FL. Spent 12 years as a Fire Control Electronics Tech in the Navy, Spent the last 11 years as a computer programmer. Currently employed with Fl Dept of Children and Families (Florida State Hospital) in Chattahoochee FL as a Systems Administrator. I have been a ham for over 4 years and enjoy operating FM, Digital and SSB. South Cars #4781"
The October CARC club meeting will be held at Jackson County EOC on October 15th, doors will open at 1900. An amateur radio licensing exam will be offered before the club meeting to anyone interested in obtaining their technician license or upgrading a current active license. Walk ins are welcomed, but prior notification of intent to test is appreciated. The regular club meeting will commence after testing and grading has been completed and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Freddy, KD4FXG is offering free Amateur radio examination preparation classes to anyone interested. Contact him for class dates and times.
Echolink is up and running on the W4BKD repeater, 146.670. The echolink node can easily be found by searching either W4BKD or Marianna.
What is Echolink? An excerpt from Echolink.org: "EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,200 online at any given time."
The W4BKD repeater can now be accessed using any internet connected computer, cell phone, tablet, etc.. that has the echolink software installed. The software can be installed on any windows, android, or apple device. Go to Echolink.org for more information.
Currently, the echolink node is at my shack. Equipment consists of, Laptop running Vista, Signalink, and a Kenwood TM-261a to a half wave vertical at 12ft.
The CARC is funded entirely on membership dues and donations. All funds are used to promote the continued advancement of amateur radio in our local area. The club also maintains the local repeater on 146.670 that is open to amateur radio operator use. Your support is greatly appreciated!