In this General Meeting, Steve Townes WB4ILW gave a brief update on the club status. Bob Dengler then gave a presentation on repeaters, including some details of how our JPL repeaters are set up.
Steve Townes WB4ILW (President) presented the usual club updates. We discussed and approved a budget to be sent out to the membership for a vote. Various other topics were discussed. For more details, see below and in the presentation (at the end of this post).
Steve Townes WB4ILW welcomed everyone and introduced the new club officers for 2019. We discussed several transition issues, reviewed our successful participation in NASA On The Air (NOTA), and did some preliminary planning for 2019, including future talks and the 2019 club budget. There is a link for the material presented at the meeting at the end of this post.
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.