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Shreveport Ham Fest

Shreveport Ham Fest

When: August 13th 7:00 am- 2:00pm

Where:

State Fair Agriculture Building

3206 Pershing Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71109

Talk-In:

Tune in on the SARA K5SAR 146.820 MHz (Offset: -0.6 | No tone) repeater. This frequency will be monitored to provide information or answer questions.

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Combined Radio Exercise (CRX)

Hello all,

KI5OFN here.

We had some requests at the meeting last night to send out the slides we used for the Combined Radio Exercise (CRX) presentation so here they are!! I appreciate all the input and ideas for it as well. 

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES

We will continue to mold it and give updates on progress as we move closer to the fall.  I liked the idea of a workshop on it, and some testing on different bands while we develop this. 

Also, I am leaning towards 2nd weekend in October. That should be the 8th.  It’s not usually too hot or cold at that time and maybe we can do the 1st event weather permitting. Thank you all!

73’s
KI5OFN

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Join us on Discord

Connect with other club members via discord. To join the server go to

https://discord.gg/T6s4xKxG6V

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Welcome!

Howdy!

Welcome to the new TARC website! Exciting new things to come soon!

73’s – W5RCP

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Election Results

Election Results

Club Elections were held on May 19th 2022.

Below are the official results:

President:
Roman Parish – W5RCP


Vice President:
Robert Holloway – KI5OFN


Secretary-Treasurer
Josh Kaufman -KE5FGC


Board Members:
Jack Malone – AF5JM


John Threadgill – KC5WKL


“Ham of the year” award:
Butch Adair – WA5SLG

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Arrow Antennas

Arrow Antennas

Joe Lisbony (WB5SDV) has received the J-Pole antennas that he ordered from Arrow Antennas. If you are interested in purchasing one (or more) of these quality J-Pole antennas, please contact:

Joe Lisbony – WB5SDV
PH. 702.556.5602
Email: jlisbony@yahoo.com

Price: $57.00

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Field Day

ARRL Field Day – 2022 June 25th

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to
operate from remote locations.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!

It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.

But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.

All are welcome to participate, watch and learn about this hobby

Due to covid concerns we will update this site as the date approaches

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Repeater Changes

Repeater Changes

On December 25th, 2021 the RECIEVE frequency for the 147.000 repeater pair will be changed from 146.400 to 147.600. In addition, the repeater output PL (the PL that the 147.000 transmitter transmits) will change from 88.5 to 136.5. The input PL will remain the same (136.5)

We are making these changes for the following reasons

  1. Most modern amateur transceivers default to a positive (+600khz) offset on frequencies of 147 and above. This will allow new hams or current hams who get a new rig to get on the repeater without much effort.
  2. This change will eliminate the QRM that we occasionally experience on 146.400
  3. Using the same input and output tone will allow travelers to do a “tone scan” on their radio to find the correct PL and talk on the repeater and allow for local hams to use tone squelch if their transceiver doesn’t support split tones.

Pro TIP: While you are in the process of reprogramming your radio(s), how about programming the repeaters by location rather than repeater pair. See Below

Southwest Tyler Tower

Receive: 147.000 (136.5pl)
Transmit: 146.360 (136.5pl)

Split -640khz

East Tyler Tower

Recieve: 146.960 (136.5pl)
Transmit: 147.600 (136.5pl)

Split +640khz

UHF
Recieve: 444.400 (136.5pl)
Transmit: 449.400 (136.5pl)

Split +5mhz