Simplex Net: 146.445 MHz Repeater: 145.250 MHz, minus offset, tone 123.0
Special Events including NASA-TV audio 146.490 MHz
Ames Amateur Radio Club meets every third Thursday 12 noon at the AARC shack.
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Monthly Ames Amateur Radio Club Meeting, September 20, 2018
We will be handing out the new laminated AARC Membership Cards for all currently paid members. If you want one and have not paid - no problem! Dues are $12 a year and we prorate the dues by month, so as of today it is only $4 for 2018.
The standing Vice President will be handing out new membership cards yearly in January going forward for each year of their service to our club.
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NASA On The Air (NOTA) Event
Go to https://twitter.com/NASARadioClubs for latest on operating frequencies, modes, and active stations.
The event will run from December 2017 through December 2018 with the following key dates:
Club members have prepared a script and data collection software to make it easier for those participating.
We anticipate using various modes including SSB, FM, digital voice, CW, and digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65, RTTY, MSK144, SSTV, JT9, etc). No specific frequencies yet, they will be HF and not the VHF listed below that are local ARES frequencies.
146.445, Tactical 1
146.505, Tactical 2
146.550, Tactical 3
147.465, Tactical 4
146.490, Events and NASA-TV retransmission
145.250-, 123.0, Command NA6MF
223.540, Packet 220, Primary
145.750, Packet 2M, Secondary
Tactical channels are considered for ARES and RACES activities, Event is used for special purposes such as club meetings, NASA-TV re-transmissions. Command is AARCs repeater, and two packet frequencies are used with County and city EOC message handling.
AARC Continuing Meetings
AARC meets every third Thursday monthly at AARC Shack, talk-in 146.445 simplex.
The club is continuing a series of technical presentations on amateur radio. This is not only for people who already have a ham license, but for those who might be considering getting into amateur radio. There are many applications of ham radio using wide range of frequencies for experimentation and hobby projects of voice, data, and video, but which are also essential in emergencies. Presentations have included using high frequency (HF) radio on sailboats for voice and email communications, bouncing signals off meteor showers (meteor scatter), SDR, video, APRS, digital communications, and other interesting and useful aspects of wireless communications. We will also help you get your amateur radio license.
Club members also support a wide variety of HF, VHF, and UHF communications modes for educational and recreational purposes as well as provide voluntary public service and emergency communications support to Ames, Santa Clara County, and special events occurring on the Moffett Field complex.
The AARC is coordinated with the Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System (SVECS at http://www.svecs.net), an ARES/RACES association. AARC cooperates with other ARES organizations in the Santa Clara County, http://www.scc-ares-races.org
The club station, NA6MF, is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) http://www.arrl.com.
General Club Meetings:
For more information on the AARC, contact:
Mark Allard, KD6CWM, at (650) 604-6145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AARC Webpage Editor: Michael Wright, K6MFW, at (650) 604-6262 or email email@example.com
The AARC is a member of the NASA Exchange Council (http://exchange.arc.nasa.gov)
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