440 Repeater Move and Echolink Changes

We recently wrapped up a project of moving our 440 repeater from one location to a new one, greatly expanding our UHF foot print. Initial testing to determine our new coverage area have been very promising.

Echolink has traditionally been connected to this machine, but with the move, we must reconfigure our connection, so EchoLink will be offline for a short time while we work through this, setting up a new RF node.

Our frequency did not change. You can still find the repeater on 442.850+110.9, and it is open for anyone to use. The HEB area is showing to be completely covered, but a bit more testing to locate any dead spots or problem areas still needs to be done.

We are thankful to the City of Hurst for allowing us to repurpose a former public service antenna and other repeater equipment to make this happen. We hope to hear you on the air.

2017 Field Day Results

2017 Field Day Results
Submitted via the Web on 7/8/17
QSO Summary
BandCWPwr(W)DigitalPwr(W)PhonePwr(W)
80m00002150
40m271500046150
20m61500040150
GOTA000045
Total33-0-92-
QSO MethodCWDigitalPhoneTotal
Total QSOs33092125
Total Points66 *092158
158 x 2316
Bonus Points:
DescriptionPointsMethod
100% Emergency Power300No Commercial Power Used
Media Publicity100Reported to Star Telegram
Social media100Facebook/Twitter
Public Location100Hurst Community Park
Public Information Table100
Natural power QSOs100Solar Power
Site Visit100Elected Official
Site Visit100Hurst FD Chief Palla
Youth participation20Jordan, KG5DLI
1 Youth operators0
1 Youth participants0
GOTA Bonus0Four Operators
Submitted via the Web50Web Submission
Safety officer100Greg, KA9SUU
Total Bonus Points1170
GOTA Bonus: No CoachQSOsPoints
Carrie, KD5YIZ40
EarnedBonusTotal
31611701486
* 2 x Muliplier Qualification

2017 First Quarterly Newsletter

Our next issue of the Hurst Amateur Radio Club Newsletter is here. We have the President’s Musings – Reflecting back on 2016. RACES Today where we talk about SKYWARN, what it is and what it is for. Followed by Upcoming Events, Back to Basics, Stuff to Know and follow up by remembering our Silent Key’s.

We are looking forward to 2017

Read the newsletter here:

HARC Newsletter for 1Q17