Dear TCARA Members and Friends,
Because of ongoing difficulties with local repeaters including both the N6USO and WA6FZH repeaters, we will be temporarily relocating the Sunday Night Net again. We suggest that you not delete the programming for the N6USO or WA6FZH repeaters as it is possible that we may be able to return to one or the other of those machines at some future point. That said, you will probably wish to add the following to our radios programming if it is not already in place.
Beginning this Sunday, April 11th at 7PM and continuing until further notice, we will use the following open repeater:
Frequency: 449.160 MHz
PL/CTCSS Tone: 77Hz
Offset: The standard -5 MHz offset for the 70cm band.
Optional: If you wish to activate tone squelch on YOUR receiver, you can also use 77Hz for that setting but it is not required.
We are extremely grateful to repeater owner Hans Ehlert for allowing us to use this repeater. Hans has 3 simple usage rules for this repeater:
1. NO foul language.
2. Refrain from politics.
3. Refrain from religion.
And, of course, we ask all TCARA users to respect his very reasonable requests. Please be aware that at other times of the day this repeater may be linked to a wide range of other repeaters, including those used for the Alaska Morning Net, etc. Keep this in mind as you use the repeater and please avoid any interference with these other fine uses of the repeater.
Our thanks also to Ken Mixon for helping to arrange this opportunity. This repeater has also been in use recently by the GOTAhams club for their nightly net so we will continue to need to conclude our net in advance of 8PM.
If you are having trouble reprogramming your radio to add this repeater, please reach out to one of the club officers well in advance of the net and we will try to walk you through the process or try to find someone who can do so as well as help you with a simple test afterwards to assure access. And we will keep you informed of future developments with the various repeaters.
We look forward to seeing you on the net.
73, Dave Wilkie, K6EV