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December Monthly Meeting – 12/19


Hard to believe we are “wrapping up” another successful year!  What better way to end the year by being “present” (See what we did there?) at the December monthly meeting of the Parker Radio Association.

On Tuesday, December 19th, at the Douglas County Library in Parker, starting at 6:45PM, we will have a meet-and-greet, followed by our business meeting at 7PM, followed by our monthly presentation.  This month, we have a great presentation on the “Christmas” of Ham Radio events, Hamvention.  Both Patrick, KT1GGR and Paul, AC5S have a great presentation lined up on all you will want to know about the pilgrimage to Ohio for one of the world’s largest ham radio festivities.  We will also have a year-end wrap-up and updates on our repeaters, upcoming presentations, and events planned for 2018.

Also, be sure to join us Monday evening at 8:30PM on XRF223B (D-Star) for our digital net.  We discuss all things digital related from D-Star, DMR, FT8, CW, and much more!  Following this net, fire up your HF rig and join us on 75M on/around 3.805.  We’ll update any changes on the W0CFI, 448.675 – (100Hz) repeater.

We’ll see you on the air Monday and at our meeting Tuesday evening!  Feel free to bring a friend, too!

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It’s ALIVE!!! The D-Star / Analog / EchoLink bridge that is…

In the odd chance that you may not have noticed, the Members of the PRA are all about playing radio, having fun, and keeping the squelch loose. Well, a few members teamed up to create a functional D-Star / Analog / EchoLink monster, er, bridge…

A detail from the PRA’s Mad Scientist, Kris, KD0YCR

After many trials, tribulations, grey hairs and a lack of sleep I’ve FINALLY got the D-Star piece worked into the PRA network.

As of right now:

XRF223B is bridged to W0CFI analog, which is bridged to EchoLink node K0PRA-L. Get connected on one and you’ll be talking to everyone no matter how they’re connected.

There can be up to a full second delay to go from the analog end to the digital end and back. Leave pauses between your transmission so others can disconnect, jump in, etc.

This is still HIGHLY experimental. Please let me know if you have any problems, notice any weirdness, or think the audio needs adjusting. 

Jump on it and try it out! Just be aware if anything starts acting up I may take it all down to figure out what’s going on. If you can’t get on just let me know, there’s a better chance it’s my fault than yours, LOL!

Finally, there are two people who deserve a HUGE thanks – Paul, AC5S and Patrick, KT1GGR. The servers powering all of this were donated by Paul, and everything is running of a UPS donated by Patrick, so our PRA network will stay up and running when the power goes down! None of this would be up and running without their help – thank you!

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