Category Archive: Announcements

Feb 14

Awesome Day at the CARC Clubhouse!

Awesome day at the CARC Clubhouse! Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, the Volunteer Examiner Team administered Amateur Radio license exams to 26 candidates. The test session was broken into separate sessions to maintain state and local social distancing guidelines. Out of the 26 candidates, 16 earned their Technician License, 7 earned their General and 2 became …

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May 29

Field Day 2020

A few days ago, the ARRL released a couple of amendments to the Field Day 2020 rules. The first amendment is for class D stations (Home/Commercial Power). In the past stations operating as class D were unable to receive credited points for contacts with other class D stations. This year, that rule is no longer …

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Feb 13

147.180 Repeater Update

After further work over the weekend, it looks like the antenna and/or hardline are faulty. The duplexers have been retuned and replaced, and the Yaesu Vertex repeater has been replaced with a Motorola Quantar. A new antenna and hardline are being ordered and will be installed as soon as scheduling permits.

Sep 15

Enhanced Voter System and Phone Patch

The 147.375 repeater has been enhanced to work as a dual output system with an expanded receive area. The input frequency is 147.975 with an analog PL tone of 123Hz. The outputs are on 145.450 and 147.375. A receive PL tone of 123Hz is strongly recommended as these repeaters also use P25 digital mode. Phone …

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Sep 14

147.180 Repeater Status

As some people may have noticed, the WD4DES 147.180 repeater has been having issues over the past few months. Repairs are continuing, and we hope to have this critical site back at full operating capability soon. The transmit exciter is running barefoot at 13 watts with separate receive and transmit antennas at the moment. At …

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