September the 20th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. will be Kid’s Day at Bergfeld Park. This is an opportunity to introduce young people to the exciting hobby of Amateur Radio, as well as their parents. Amateur Radio needs young people to become licensed operators so the hobby continues on. In addition to having club members in the Communications Van and in the park, it would be great to have some club members who are available during that time frame to be at home and available to talk those manning the van on several different bands for demonstration purposes. If you are able to participate in this event email me at N5YEY@live.com
The Tyler Rose Marathon will be Sunday October the 5th. We will once again support this event. We will need people to work water stops and also to be on the course. Please Email me at N5YEY@live.com if you are able to help with this event.
Dave Baxter, W5KPZ, and the East Texas Amateur Radio Society have graciously donated their 146.96 repeater to the Tyler Amateur Radio Club. The club has moved it to a new site in Southwest Tyler. It’s on the air with a negative offset and 136.5 Hz. CTCSS tone for access. Your repeater committee will come to you with more information at the next club meeting.
The Tyler Police Department has asked us to help with the monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System. These tests are performed at 11:00 AM on the first Tuesday of the month. The next test is Tuesday, September 2nd
Pick a siren location, and let Rick Hall know. A net will be started shortly before 11:00 on the 147.000 repeater, and you can check in there. After the test, net control will poll the participants to be sure the siren sounded. A page describing the system and the testing protocol is here. And a Map of siren locations is here. See you on the radio!