More on the 39 Interference

Some of the SARA Tech Committee along with a few other interested hams (notably Eric WD8KNL and Rick WB8UTW) have been continuing to pursue the noise interfering with 147.390 MHz. There has been a tremendous amount of hours put in by John N8CD doing direction-finding around the area. Thanks to…

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J-Pole Build Project

Sign-Ups for the build will close on February 26, 2021 The SARA Spring 2021 Build Project will be a dual-band J-Pole assembled from common components. This build project is open to anyone, not just SARA members. The J-pole antenna is an end-fed omni-directional half-wave antenna that is matched to the…

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Echolink Issues Resolved

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that Echolink connections for W8WKY 147.39 MHz, N8XPK 53.17 MHz, and N8XPK 444.2 MHz have not been working correctly. When someone tried to connect to one of those systems, they would periodically receive a strange “UNAUTHORIZED” message. This was not you…

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Interfering Noise on 39

As most of you that listen to SARA’s 2m repeater are aware, we’ve had a noise that competes with users that have weaker signals and sometimes makes them harder to copy through the repeater. The Technical Committee is looking into the source of the noise, but have not found the…

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Borealis Net

Tonight, January 24th, a new weekly net will be starting on W8WKY 147.39 MHz. Every Sunday night at 10:00pm local time, Chris KE8QFQ will be hosting the Borealis Net. A group of people have been gathering informally on the repeater around this time to keep Mike KC3QFC -a Fedex long-haul…

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