Rim Fire Follow-up

Good Afternoon,
I would like to take this opportunity to commend all  members of the  local TCARES Radio Club along with volunteers from the Calaveras Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Community who donated their time and equipment,   working with  County OES during the Rim Fire.

Here is a form which was submitted to the ARRL ( American Radio Relay league) Detailing  Amateur ( Ham) Radio Involvement.


Thank you to All
Carl Croci NI6Z
Tuolumne County ARES  EC.

The ARES E-Letter

******************************************** The ARES E-Letter Published by the American Radio Relay League ******************************************** September 18, 2013 Editor: Rick Palm, K1CE <k1ce@arrl.net> In This Issue: IN THIS ISSUE – Docket of Disaster – Major Conference in Michigan Involves Planning for Amateur Radio … Continue reading

CARS Meeting Agenda

Calaveras Amateur Radio  Society, Inc.
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Sept. 12, 2013 – 6:30 PM = Hall  open by 5:20 come early!
*   Welcome and Opening by  President, Ken Sanders –  Pledge –  Agenda

*   Program introduction by  Steve Airola, W6RXK  (open at this
*   Reading of minutes by  Secretary – Rob Sullivan, WB5FTF
a.    Jul. 11,  regular Bi-monthly meeting
b.       Secretary’s report
c.        Correspondence &  etc.
*   Treasurer’s Report – Bill  Holmes, K6DUY
a.       Financial  Report
b.       Financial business –  Membership update
c.        Correspondence &  etc.
*   Vice President’s Report –  Steve Airola, W6RXK
a.       Bi-monthly meeting program  schedule/suggestions
*   President & Repeater  Operator Report – Ken Sanders, AE6LA
a.       Fowler – 5.17, 4.39,  4.31
b.       Reba – 4.39, 441.0375
c.        Other Possible repeater  locations.
d.       Christmas Party @ AE6LA’s  December 1, 7 or 8 ?????
*   PIO, Grants, Breakfasts,  VE Committee Reports –
*   Web Master  – Andy Thomas,  NV6V
*   ARES/OES Committee Report  – PT Brown, KG6FEY; Sam, WS6P; Kit,
*   Monday night Net Manager  & NBEMS Report – Sam Hernandez, WS6P
*   Field Day June 28 -30,  2013  – Sam, WS6P
*   Picnic Committee – Tim  Cody, KD6NRB  Date – September 7,  2013
*   Repeater Committee – Rob  Sullivan, Ken Sanders
*   VE Coordinator – Susan  LaDuke
*   Old Business
*   New Business
*   Nominations for  President, PIO, & Secretary – Full two year  terms
*   October  electronic balloting ending Nov.  15

*   Event Calendar: Monthly  Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013,  9 AM,
Murphys Hotel; VE Session Oct. 19  in Murphys; Bi-monthly business  meeting
Nov 14, 2013, 6:30 at IOOF Hall in Angels, Christmas Party at AE6LA’s  Dec.
?, 2 to 5 PM.
*   Final Comments &  Adjournment

Rim Fire Update

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: ARES / RACES Conclude Rim Fire Activation (Courtesy of ARRL Letter of 05 September 2013) Amateur Radio volunteers supporting the Red Cross and local government in the wake of the gigantic Rim Fire, in and near California’s … Continue reading

DMR and Mototrbo

Interesting read:

MOTOTRBO (a.k.a. TRBO) is a Motorola Solutions branded DMR Radio. MOTOTRBO has a few more features than a standard DMR radio including IP Site Connect, which we use to network our repeaters in the USA, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Romania. When one person transmits, all of the repeaters are keyed up on our network without the user having to fumble through finding node numbers or access codes. All of our repeaters are networked 24/7. Our network is 100% DMR digital with no analog connections.


Getting Started on 2-Meter SSB

Try the “Other Mode” on 2 Meters  by Bob Witte, KØNR

In the past few years, a new breed of amateur radio transceiver has hit the marketplace — radios that cover from HF through VHF/UHF frequencies. These radios include the ICOM IC-706, the ICOM IC-746, the Yaesu FT-100 and the Yaesu FT-847. This is not an exhaustive list since there are new radios being introduced every year with additional capability.  

These radios include “all-mode capability” which means that they can operate FM, CW and SSB on the VHF bands. Clearly, FM is the most commonly used mode on VHF and UHF but having SSB opens up a whole new range of operating fun. READ MORE