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|Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club-AARC
PO Box 1, Auburn ME 04212-0001
Repeater: 442.000/447.000MHz no pl-tone on Goff Hill, Auburn,Maine
The 146.610 repeater in Auburn is on air with the System Fusion repeater.
There is no courtesy beep, drop the carrier to reset the time-out-timer.
Important! The 146.61 repeater requires a pl tone of 88.5 effective August 8.
Sunday Sept. 28 is the Sixth Annual Dempsey Challenge and we are looking for 30 to 35 volunteers to work with the SAG vehicles and Rest Stops. Mobile Radios are needed due to
the large area to cover. Go to: www.dempseychallenge.org/volunteer, scroll down to "Ham Radio Operators" and complete the form. This is an all day event, lunch will be provided. Hope
to see many of you on Sunday Sept 28, 2014.
The club is beta testing this brand new .61 repeater system for the manufacturer who wants comments and reviews from you the user so that improvements can be made in the next models if needed. Please let us know things like, does the repeater come in as well in places you travel as the one it replaced, is the audio quality as good or better than other repeaters you have used. If you use the digital feature how did it work? Please email your comments including your name and call sign to the webmaster who will forward them to the project coordinator.
Help celebrate 100 years of ham radio, sign up for W1AW/1 Maine Week Aug/Sept 2014 here.
Learn more about this new digital voice mode at System Fusion
Get an overview of digital communications from the Digital Communications Guide
This system comes with two new digital radios, an FTM-400D and an FT1D for use by the club members.
If you don't have a digital radio yet, don't worry, System Fusion repeater should switch it self out of digital mode and back to the usual FM analog mode so you can continue to use the radio you already have. When it hears a digital radio it switches back to a digital repeeater. The analog output has an 88.5 pl tone so analog listeners can set their receive squelch so they will not have to listen to the digital noise.
Due to confusion over what this repeater will or will not do refer to the repeater manual pages 19 and 20 at Repeater Manual
The Andy Club is not the only area club with a System Fusion repeater.
Androscoggin ARC Membership Application Form
Andy Club Officers
President: Bill Woodhead N1KAT
Vice President: Cory Golob KU1U
Treasurer: Ivan Lazure N1OXA
Secretary:Dick Knight N1NYW
Trustee: Norm L'Heureux W1SCM
News Letter Editor: Harold Hartley N1LLU
ARRL Maine Section Page
New ARRL Maine Section Page www.arrl-me.org
Next Andy Club Meeting:
Thank Everyone who attended the 2014 ARRL Maine Convention and we look
forward to seeing everyone March 27 and 28 next year. (this date has
been confirmed) The club
donated its share of the 50/50 drawing to the Clarence Rider AA1PN fire
relief fund and the winner of the other 50 percent Paul Leonard ke6pij
also donated his
winnings to the fund for a total of $ 216.
The winner of the $ 500 HRO gift certificate was John Shandorf w1ii. Congratulations!!!
The VE team was busy as usual. Ivan reports the session produced four new techs, 2 upgrades to general and 3 extras. Congratulations!!!
See Doug Grants' talk at the convention about the upcoming W1AW/1 operations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwYZJjV7tzA
Watch the video of the ARRL Forum update with Tom Frenaye K1KI at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhhcfmA88MU&feature=youtu.be
A big thank you to Chuck Yahrling for the use of the video. To see the 2013 video http://youtu.be/xrNTkY4LAw0
Andy Hamfest makes news http://www.qsl.net/hrde/Ham_Radio_Down_East/News.html and more more pictures at
The Next Andy Club Meeting will be Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Potvin Room of the St. Marys' Medical Associates Building 99 Campus Avenue Lewiston Me. The 146.61 repeater has a pl tone of 88.5. Dempsey Challenge will be discussed at the next meeting.
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First Wednesday of the Month 7:00pm
Potvin Conference Room at
â-¼ St Mary's Medical Associates Building
99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME -Google Map-
(corner of Route 126 Sabattus Street and Campus Ave. across from Auburn Savings)
GPS: 44.101252N 70.198249W
Google Map Link http://goo.gl/maps/iNiVf
Andy Club Breakfast
Last Wednesday of the month 7:30am
490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston
GPS: 44.07804N 70.18033W
Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/GTZT1
Meeting on the air Thursdays 19:30.
Third Wednesday of the Month 1800EST
Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency-Emergency Operations Center
Basement of Lewiston Central Fire Station
2 College Street, Lewiston ME
Androscoggin ARES/RACES Application
GPS: 44.098472N 70.214881W
Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Hd2N