Saturday, April 24, 2021

Great Lakes Area Winlink Net Started

 A new Great Lakes Winlink Net has been started to promote the use of Winlink and training on the various facets of the hybrid amateur radio data/internet system. The net is open primarily to those states that border any of the Great Lakes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, and the Canadian province of Ontario. However, radio amateurs wishing to check in from other states or provinces anywhere are welcomed to participate. This net is modeled on the Wisconsin ARES Winlink net.

The net check-in process is as follows: Send either a basic, plain text message, or use any of the forms templates on the Winlink Express platform available that will allow you to include the following line of text in the body of the message or in an appropriate part on the form you choose to send:

 FIRST NAME, CALLSIGN, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, COUNTRY

. For example: RYAN, KB8RCR, REMUS, MECOSTA, MICHIGAN, USA.

Each week on Wednesdays, amateurs may send their messages or forms any time during the day using Winlink in any mode available, RF or via Telnet. Send your message to KB8RCR as the recipient on Winlink


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Radio Equipment For Sale

A number of pieces of Ham Radio equipment has been donated to the Club. Some have been shifted to improve the existing Club operating locations and some are excess and need to find a good home
. The following items are for sale to Members in Good Standing. A reserve price was set for the equipment and will be sold by taking bid offers from interested individuals.
 1. Bid requests will be emailed to Paul Racine, KBØP, (Secretary) kbØp@yahoo.com 
2. Bids will be taken until May 31st, 2021 
3. The winning bidders will be announced at the June 10th meeting. 
 4. Payment will be by cash or check only.

 A reserve (minimum bid) was set for the equipment to be sold.
 1. Icom IC-718 transceiver, reserve $350.
 2. Icom IC-7300 transceiver , reserve $450
 3. Chameleon F-Loop2.0 antenna 40-15 meters - reserve $200 
 4. Hantek DSOS102P, 100 MHz, 2-channel Oscilloscope Reserve $100.

Note: Warranty on the IC-7300 may be void due to previous owner opening the unit up with possible adjustments ..