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.
The time has come again for us to hold our Technician licensing class for those interested in taking the steps to become an Amateur Radio operator. This class is open to all that are interested.
If you are interested, please visit our signup page here. This gives your instructors the information needed to get you started in this great hobby. The information you need to know can be found below:
- Where: Hurst Fire Station #2, 837 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst Texas 76053. We will be upstairs, in a secured area, so you will need to use the doorbell and someone will come to escort you up.
- When: March 20th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
- Cost: The cost of the class is FREE. There is an expense for the book ($20-$25), plus a $14 VEC exam session fee that does apply.
- Materials: You will need the following book from W5YI, Amazon, or any other retailer. The price ranges from $20-$25 most places: http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76
We hope to see you there. This is a fun and interactive class that covers all of the theory. It is designed to help you with visualizing the why’s and how’s of ham radio. This class is a supplement to the book, requires that you still study the book. If you do you part in studying, we will do ours in making sure you are ready to pass the Technician level test.
For proper resource allocation and seating arrangements, we will have to limit the class to only those that have registered. We will not be able to accept walk ins, so do not forget to register.
73’s <-(We cover what that means too)
We are starting our code classes again. Starting January 27, we begin our beginner class for those that want to learn Morse Code. We will alternate a beginners class every other week.
Staring on February 3rd, we will have our advanced Morse Code class, alternating every other week also. Check out out calendar for what is going on each week.