After a welcome by Steve Townes WB4ILW, Jonathan Cameron KF6RTA announced the 2018 JPL ARC Holiday Dinner (details below). Then Chris Gaylord W6YTB gave a presentation on the JEARS participation in the Great Shakeout exercise (a summary of the presentation is given below). Following that, Rob Smith W6GRV gave a presentation on getting started with making contacts by satellite. Rob also prepared an update on the JPL ARC participation in the NASA On The Air (NOTA) but did not have time to present it. Links to both of Rob’s presentations are included below.
Chris Gaylord gave an update on our participation in the Great Shakeout Exercise. There were updates on the HF capabilities in the Building 329 “Shack”. We discussed how to improve our HF capabilities, including how to repair our HF antennas on the Mesa. Steve Townes announced that there would be a work party on our next RDO Friday (November 9).
NOTE: The main JPL repeater on 445.20 MHz has switch to regular PL tones (103.5 Hz). Please updates your radios. The Repeater list on this website has been updated appropriately.