FYI in regards to ARES DEC positions in North Florida Section, the DEC positions will be discontinued except for Crown district. All emergency operations start and end at the county level, therefore EC's will report to SEC Coordinator as has been the case all along. Will discuss this at next meeting
The 220 volt outlets will be installed shortly in the comm room at EOC. I got confirmation today from my contact thru the county. Had to wait for permission to add outlets from Tallahassee due to EOC building being funded and built via state money.
April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide, and the fun we have,” the IARU said in announcing 2016. “We hope you will join in the fun and e
Welcome to the Chipola Amateur Radio Club's website!
We hope you enjoy using your site. If you have any problems, please feel free to ask us for assistance.
In order to access all the features of the new site and get updates by email, you must sign up for an account. New accounts are manually approved to help prevent unwanted solicitation of our club membership.
Once your account has been approved and activated, you will have the ability to post in the forum section and shoutbox. Note, there is a "For Sale" section of the forum and members can post their items there.
The April CARC club meeting will be held at Jackson County EOC on April 21st, 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.
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!