Greetings, MARC Members and Friends of MARC!
Once again the time has come for another meeting of the Murray Amateur Radio Club! This week, the meeting will be presented by our own Paul (AE4KR) who will be regaling us with tales of the Signal Report. The meeting will be at Murray Fire Station #81 at 4848 S Box Elder St (35 W) right here in Murray. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, June 2nd. Prior to the meeting, at around 6:00, we will have a brief "check-in" net on our own club repeater at 223.96 MHz (tone of 103.5 Hz).
If you don't have a radio that operates on the 1.25m band, you should look into getting one as that is our primary band for emergency use. The TYT-350 has turned out to be a great handheld that supports the 1.25m band as well as 2m and 70cm. I just checked and the Amazon seller has two of them left in stock at $72 while buytwowayradios.com has them in stock for under $70. What a bargain! These TYT radios use the standard Kenwood-style mic/headset plug, so if you already have a handmic for your Baofeng, it will work on this radio, too.
And now, for a note about upcoming meetings... once again, the Murray FD will be doing a CERT class in June. This will only affect us for the meeting on the 16th. They have offered the use of the "small conference room" at station 81, which seats 12-18 people. I'd like to get a count of how many people we are expecting to come on the 16th (the topic that week will be FCC Emission Exposure Limits). If we're expecting more than about 15, we'll probably need to have the meeting in the EOC at station 83. Let me know if you are planning to come.
Also, I sent out the e-mails last night for updating the club roster. So far, I've received 19 responses from our 46 members. NOTE, if your e-mail on record with the club is @comcast.net, you will NOT have received the e-mail as Comcast is currently blocking the IP address of the system that I am sending the mails from. I have contacted them to request that they remove the IP from their blacklist but that request is still in progress. I know that we have had issues before with mail being sent from the web site before and I thought I had all of those issues worked out, but apparently not with Comcast. It looks like only seven users were affected by this, so if I don't get it resolved with Comcast in the next couple of days I'll resend it from my own e-mail account.
Thank you all for your support!
73 de KD7ZWV
Jan L. Peterson
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