Superstition Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 147.12

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Top right corner of the banner bar above has a link to a petition to get co-sponsors to support a bill in the U.S. House that would ease antenna restrictions in HOA's as PRB-1 has done for zoning ordinances.  Please see the article on Change.org.

  • Thursday Net Lineup
    • East Valley Swap Net at 7:30 PM with Rick, WN2C, NCS on the repeater system.
    • Ten meter net at 8:00 on 28.465 upper sideband with Jeff,N7JJK.
    • American History Net at 8:30 with JD, KF7VOX on the repeater system.
  • Antenna Build set for August 2nd
    A Tape-Measure Yagi build project is set to run at Steve Estes' house, KB7KWK.  If you would like to participate, please email Steve Bowen, N7CPU by July 26, 2014.  This will allow Steve to round up the necessary parts in time.
    The place and time are subject to change, and if that occurs, the club will be notified by email.
  • Organ Stop Pizza dinner July 19, 1 PM; Head Count by July 10
    Please email Steve, N7CPU and let him know how many are coming with you.
  • Volunteers for the December Hamfest needed ─ If we get the level of support we got to bury the ground system at the repeater site, we will be in great shape to put on the next Hamfest!  Please email Dan, KG7EOL.
    Speaking of the repeater, it is ready to go in.  It is just waiting for the tech committee to find the time to finish up the inside ground connections and drop the repeater into the rack.  Thank you for your patience!
    This web site is going in for a complete overhaul.  Steve, N7CPU is putting one together that will get rid of all of the patchwork that's been done to keep this one operational.
    *****
  • Mesa Saturday Morning Breakfast has moved from Village Inn to the Black Bear Diner
    The Black Bear Diner located at 1809 E. Baseline Road is also the venue for the Thursday Breakfast.  Time remains the same, at 8:00 AM
  • IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING EMAIL FROM THE CLUB:
    Please make sure, if you've got an email change, please put your new email address on [the sign-in sheet]. ... I sent an email out to the club and I got about a dozen kickbacks, ... most of them are from Gmail.  Gmail doesn't tell me who I sent it to. ─ Vice President Steve Bowen at the April 2014 Club meeting ─ Audio
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    Along the same line, you may update our records with a change of address using the Join Form and using the PayPal Confirmation box to indicate "email update," "address change," "email changed," etc.  Or you may send an email to Membership with your first and last name and call, plus any changed information.

Noisy Feed — Every now and again we experience a noisy feed from the repeater here on the web site.

Steve, N7CPU reports there to be a dirty pocsag transmitter somewhere nearby in the vicinity of his home, and it is washing out the repeater reception on Steve's feed receiver.  It is not a continuous transmission, and is just infrequent enough to make it very difficult to track.

To reduce the pain of having a noisy feed playing while our visitors come to the site, the feed has been moved off the front page and to its new location at WB7TJD Repeater Feed
I believe I have this solved, if there is anymore interference, please drop an email to Steve@N7CPU.US

ANNOUNCEMENT: — 2 Meter Side of the Repeater DOWN

The new 2 Meter repeater is complete and burning in. This will be installed as soon as the new ground system is in and we can sweep and tune the new diplexer
Steve, N7CPU


All nets on 449.60 and EchoLink KB7KWK-L

During the repeater down-time noted above, please tune to the 449.60 repeater, and as always, the KB7KWK-L EchoLink node over your computer or smart phone.

Also, I encourage you to read the article about why, after the city of Mesa replaced the fence at the repeater site, we are experiencing interference from 107.1 FM.  The fence is rectifying and reradiating that very strong signal. We'll have to live with this until we get the new ground system in place, hopefully by the end of April.

Backtracking, I had a red link to the page that defines what an ICOM is, and the definition was not yet posted.  I now have the definition up.  At the time, we needed to pull the ICOMs from the repeater on the site to refurbish the replacement unit.

-- Larry WB7C

Organ Stop Pizza Banquet

The banquet has be set in stone and is scheduled for July 19th at 1:00pm.

We are going to do this the same as last year with a $5.00 per head donation and the rest paid by the club.

Menu will include all you can eat dinner salad and pizza. Beverages and desserts are not included in the price.

We need a head count by the 10th, so please RSVP to Steve, N7CPU at steve@n7cpu.us with number of people that plan to attend.


Use of the PayPal Button to your advantage

Use of the PayPal Donate button on the site allows you to send in one payment transaction and specify how it is to be shared among club funds or your Dues.  Simply provide a breakdown of your contribution's destination(s) in the note to the vendor box.

Repeater Fund Drive

There is a fundraiser effort to meet a $2700 goal of new money for the repeater fund by August's meeting to allow us to perform some needed improvements to the repeater and the site.  Feel free to use the Donate button to contribute via PayPal, or tender your contribution by other means if you prefer.


Check the forum for the latest news

Go to wb7tjd.proboards.com for most breaking news, and there you can comment on and discuss what you see here or there.

News Pages

Visit News, News 2, News 3 and News 4.

There you will see news formerly found on this page and news that will be moved there after a short splash here.

N7F Falcon Field Open House Special Event Station call sign expired April 5

I am working on some pictures from our K7D in February and have more to prepare for post for N7F at the Falcon Field Open House.  I would have liked to get in some additional CW time on 40 meters, turned on the rig this morning and checked up on the dates, only to find it ended over 4 hours ago!  More at N7F and at N7F on QRZ.

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Superstition ARC Repeater System in Mesa, AZ

Superstition ARC Repeaters (WB7TJD/R) Overview
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147.12 + 162.2 Hz Full-Time to 449.60
449.60 - 100.0 Hz Full-Time to 147.12
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