Repeater Frequency 147.060
PL Tone 179.9
Next Monthly Meeting
June 10th 7:00 pm
KCTCS Anderson Building Room 142
Just some notes.....
We had a good turn out at last nights regular meeting. There was 22 in attendance and 1 person tested and past his Tech license. Congrats to him. Some of the items up for discussion was Bill KY2O brought his Raspberry Pi to give a quick demo. If you don't know what a Raspberry Pi is, well it's a $35 computer!! It's a pretty cool device that you need to read about. The ham applications are just starting to come to life but it was developed as a educational tool. It does run Linux OS but go check out the Raspberry Pi and see for your self.
Ed AB4IQ brought his new project. It's a switch box were you can switch between 3 different radios and 3 different amps in any configuration. You can also use only 1 mic and switch between any of the radios. Also you can use a sound card device and select 1 of the 3 rigs. Click on the link to see more about the W8ZR STATION PRO MASTER STATION CONTROLLER .
One other project discussed and in the works is a mod for the Tigertronics Signal Link. The SL is an external sound card device to run digital modes including RTTY, but, it only runs AFSK. In the May issue of QST Ron WB3LHD wrote an article to add FSK to the SL device. A kit has to be built and several club members have ordered the PC boards and programmed chip and all the components. Hopefully by next club meeting we will have a follow up to this mod.
Bruce KS4V has decided to step down as secretary. Bruce is very busy with other matters that takes him away from the club meeting so he has stepped down and Ed AB4IQ was elected last night to fill the posistion for the remainder of this year
LAST THING....FIELD DAY NEXT MONTH JUNE 22nd-23rd
CLUB DUES ARE DUE
Contact ND4X for info or look up Paul on QRZ
GET ON THE RADIO!
DIGITAL QST is now ON-LINE click here
Club Photos and Past Field Day Videos are now online click here
Local Repeaters click here
Kentucky ARRL NEWS click here
New Frequency Chart click here
P.A.R.A. Constitution & Bylaws click here
Paducah Packet Cluster New Address click here
KYHAM - Kentucky's resource for ham radio click here
S.A.M.E. NOAA Weather Radio Codes click here
ALSO the 2nd annual Princeton Hamfest is June
1st. Go to
W4KBL.ORG to find more info It's that time
again...... Spring JUNKFEST June 8th at
Forgotten Past George really needs a good
showing, he's expressed that this may be the last one since there is
very little support or many showing up. Bring your JUNK and sell it, at
at least put it in the back of someone truck when they are not looking
ALSO the 2nd annual Princeton Hamfest is June 1st. Go to W4KBL.ORG to find more info
It's that time again......
Spring JUNKFEST June 8th at Forgotten Past
George really needs a good showing, he's expressed that this may be the last one since there is very little support or many showing up. Bring your JUNK and sell it, at at least put it in the back of someone truck when they are not looking !!!
Who we are and Directions to meetings
Welcome to the Paducah Amateur Radio Association (PARA) website. We would like to invite you to use the W4NJA repeater when in our area on 147.060 (179.9). Paducah is located in western Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Illinois.
The W4NJA repeater is located at I-24 and Hwy 45
PARA meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the KCTCS (Kentucky Community and Technical College System) Anderson Technical Building (#15 on the map) in Room 142 at 7:00pm and you are invited to attend a meeting. VE exams are generally available at each meeting. Contact Bruce KS4V ( ks4v @ arrl dot net) for testing info
The Purchase Area Emergency Traffic and Weather Net is Sunday nights at 9:00pm on 147.060
Net Control Operators
Sunday night nets are at 9:00pm local time on 147.060 - PL 179.9
|May 19th||Frank KY4LDS|
|May 26th||Walt AI4SP|
|June 2nd||Daniel KG4JXH|
|June 9th||Ken WA9WJL|