Midlothian Repeater Update
- May 19th, 2013
A crew from the repeater
committee and Bil Brandon, W5CTU, visited the site today to test
the repeater. The conclusion from the testing is that the
repeater is having some internal issues. The repeater was
removed from the location for bench testing and repairs.
The Waxahachie and the Ennis 2 meter machines as well as the
Waxahachie 70 cm machines are available for use.
Just as a head's up, there is a potential for some weather
coming our way on Monday. I would recommend that if you are an
ARES/RACES member to go ahead and make sure you can hear and be
clearly heard on one of those repeaters. If not, this will give
you time to work out a resolution.
Thanks for your understanding while the repairs take place.
The ECARC Repeater Committee
General License Class
Begins May 14th
The Ellis County Amateur Radio
Club is pleased to announce an upcoming General Class Ham Radio
Training Course starting on Tuesday, May 14. This will be a nine
week class from 6:30 - 8:30 PM each Tuesday night at the Red Oak
First Methodist Church culminating in the exam the nineth night,
Each participant will need to purchase their own copy of the
ARRL General Class License Manual, Seventh Edition (click
here to purchase from ARRL website) and bring a scientific
calculator that will add, subtract, multiply, divide, square a
number, do square roots and calculate logs to the base 10. There
will be no cost for the class.
To sign up please contact
John Denson (AI6A) or call John at 972-923-1297.
Dr. William Dill - N5OAJ - SK
Dr. William (Bill) Dill
February 25, 1937 - April 18, 2013
Dr. William Dill, 76, of Ferris, passed away Thursday, April
18th, 2013 in Ferris.
Ray Calhoun - W5ZGZ - SK
Ray Calhoun April
20, 1933 – March 6, 2013
Ray Calhoun, 79, of Waxahachie, passed away Wednesday, March 6,
2013, in Waxahachie.
10/16/12 IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION
Our meeting location has changed to the Red Oak Fire
Station Conference Room unless otherwise noted. New Location: Red
Oak Fire Station Conference Room, 547 N. Methodist St, Red Oak
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ECARC VE Team:
ECARC VE Team conducts monthly testing sessions on the
4th Thursday of the month. If you are interested in testing
to obtain a license, or to upgrade your license, please
contact a member of the VE Team at least a week in advance
of the testing session.
Bob Fitch –
Monthly Planning Meeting: Held the second week of the
month on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The location will be emailed to all club members at least two
weeks in advance. Talk-in will be on 145.410. For more
information please contact the Planning Chairman, Layne
KF5HTB. All club members are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
Meets the second
Saturday of the month at 8:00 am. The location will be sent
out via email to all members. Talk-in
will be on 145.410.
For more information
please contact the Planning Chairman, Layne Reeves,
KF5HTB. Come out and visit with us and our
families. Everyone is welcome.
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