This Thursday June 7, 2018 we will have Christopher Atkinson with his program “MARTA Communication Technologies” – A practical view of the systems that allow MARTA to communicate both above ground and below. I will be covering technologies such as trunking, simulcast, tx/rx losses, bi-directional amplifiers, and GPS timing.
Christopher describes himself:
Lifelong super nerd. Worked in RF for nearly 30 years covering everything from designing trunking systems to being the service manager of a 2-way radio shop. Contracted for the US Department of Defense doing research & design for security related equipment. Degrees in computer networking, electronics engineering and certifications in various specialties. Can set the time on both the VCR AND the Microwave oven.
I can relate to the lifelong super nerd part!
The usual place at 7:30 pm – That’s the Atlanta Red Cross on Monroe Dr. Join some of us at the Cowtippers Restaurant on Piedmont Rd for a bite to eat before the meeting at 6 pm.
See you there!
I am pleased to announce that Jorge Luis – JL – NN4QQ will be our speaker at the regular June meeting on 6/7/2018. His topic is on APRS, specifically on a feature called ‘Voice Alert’
“My presentation is a response to the anemically low level of activity on local repeaters. Focus on an APRS feature called voice alert. This one feature could have a significant impact on the levels of repeater activity, Bringing in it back to healthier levels.”
The Place: Atlanta Red Cross – 1955 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta 30324
The Time: 7:30 pm
Don’t forget the dinner meeting before the meeting is at CowTippers Restaurant, 1600 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta 30324 – we meet there at 6:00 pm.
Thanks again to Jason KF4IOC for his program about the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)
For more info about SATERN goto www.saterm.org
Below is listed the current Net information:
The INTERNATIONAL SATERN SSB NET is on 14.265.0 MHz on Monday through Saturday at 11:00 AM (ET) / 10:00 AM (CT), 0900 (MT), 0800 (PT).
The INTERNATIONAL SATERN DIGI-NET is on 14.065.0 MHz on Saturdays at 1:00 PM (Eastern) / 12:00 PM (Central). Default mode is OLIVIA 8/500 (8 Tones, 500 Wide) offset by the standard 1000 Hz.
The CENTRAL TERRITORY SATERN NET is currently not in operation.
The EASTERN TERRITORY SATERN NET is on 3.918 MHz on Thursdays at 9:30 AM (Eastern)
The SOUTHERN TERRITORY SATERN NET is on 7.262.0 MHz on Saturdays at 11:00 AM (Eastern) / 10:00 AM (Central).
The WESTERN TERRITORY SATERN NET is on 3.977.7 MHz on Sundays at 0400 Z / 9:00 PM (Mountain) / (9:00 PM (Pacific). The pre-net begins two hours earlier and stations can use NetLogger on the internet to check-in and monitor the net.
Jason KF4IOC will present “No Rings About It” – The Salvation Army’s SATERN Program.
May 3rd is the date and 7:30 is the time. We meet in the Boardroom at Atlanta Red Cross HQ, 1955 Monroe Dr. in Atlanta.
And don’t forget! We have moved our Eatin’ before the Meetin’ back to:
Cowtippers Restaurant – 1600 Piedmont Rd. near the Monroe Dr. intersection. 6:00 PM or earlier is the best time to come and enjoy a good meal before our meeting.
Thursday April 5 is the day for our next meeting. The topic is TTY – Heavy Metal in the Internet Age. Our guest presenter is Nick N0NCQ and he will share a look at some of his big iron and show us how hams and other enthusiasts salvage TTY equipment and make it relevant in the internet age.
Join us as we meet in the Red Cross HQ located at 1955 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in the main level board room.
Don’t forget we are returning to Cowtippers Restaurant located at 1600 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 on April 5th for our ‘eatin before the meeting’ – We meet at the restaurant starting at 6 pm for food and fellowship before the 7:30 pm program. See you there!
Rick Cobb N4XYY gave us an excellent program earlier this year entitled “Audio In The Shack.” Our friends at GARS have edited one of Rick’s programs and have the video uploaded on their YouTube Channel.
Here is a link to view the Video.
Thanks Rick and thanks GARS!
Put the date on your calendar now. Meetings start 7:30PM at the Atlanta Red Cross HQ which is located at 1955 Monroe Dr NE in Atlanta.
And don’t forget to join us at 6:00pm for some food before the meeting. Grindhouse Killer Burgers is located at 1842 Piedmont Rd NE.
Thursday March 1st is the date for the next meeting of the Atlanta Radio Club. Our program will be “How FT8 puts WAS in reach for anyone” and the presenter is our very own Chandler W2NP, the ARC 2017 Ham of the Year.
The latest digital mode of FT-8 has taken the Ham Radio community by storm since its inception and Chandler has put that new mode to good use by gaining Worked All States (WAS) on 5 bands!
Chandler Friedman is the founder and owner of World Gone Silent, and the Emergency Coordinator for Atlanta ARES. His first experience with radio was with a handheld Radio Shack CB radio where, as a teen, he went by the age-appropriate handle “Nighthawk.” After graduating college, he began a career in TV news, starting in local newsrooms in Orlando and Phoenix before joining the national desk at CNN. He worked at CNN for nine years, and took a couple years away to build a desk in Ft. Myers. He left the corporate media world to devote his time to World Gone Silent, a company that helps people who’ve heard of ham radio a streamlined way to get licensed and get on the air.
“Got My license, Now what?” is the title of our presentation for our January meeting. Thanks to KJ4CMY David for putting together a program designed to help new hams get started with Amateur Radio. If you are studying for your first license test, or recently passed the test, or if you are an experienced ‘Old Man’ or ‘YL’, this program is for you!
Mark your calendar for Thursday January 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Atlanta Red Cross HQ – 1955 Monroe Dr – Atlanta 30324
We meet before the meeting to eat at Cowtippers Restaurant – 1600 Piedmont Ave. just North of the Monroe Dr intersection. We usually arrive there at 6 pm or a little before that time.
See you there!
Don’t Forget to bring a show and tell item to the meeting this week and bring your Lucky Charms!
We have a bag full of goodies to give away including a D-Star DV-Dongle, a Handheld Radio, SDR Dongles, Raspberry Pi, Shack Accessories, books, and More!
Did we mention there will be some refreshing beverages and holiday munchies?
See you Thursday!
Celebrate early with us on December 7 at 7:30 pm for our annual Show and Tell meeting. Bring your project or a favorite radio or ham accessory and tell us about it. We will have some special treats at the meeting so don’t have (too much) dessert before you arrive! Special door prizes will be given to the lucky winners!
Meet us before the meeting for some fine food at Cowtippers Restaurant on Piedmont Road or if you prefer pizza, some members meet at Gino’s on Cheshire Bridge.
See you there!