FCC Rule Making Regarding Digital Communications Needs your Review and Comments
The deadline for comments is April 28, 2019 (next Sunday). To make it easy, here is a link to the Seattle ACS website, which has links to other responses and information about how to file a comment.
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New! A link has been added to the sidebar for the PSRG Digital Dashboard.
New! Check out the link in the sidebar to subscribe to the PSRG Home Page. A subscription will inform you by email whenever this page is updated.
New! We have added a Photo Gallery page to the website. We are seeking photos of PSRG events beginning with 2018 Field Day. If you have photos to submit, you can email them K7RAG@psrg.org. (Note, if you have trouble sending them, email Rich for help.)
The next PSRG Board meeting is Saturday June 8. Details below.
The next PSRG educational meeting is Saturday May 11 . Details below.
Upcoming Events: Here are a few of the upcoming events in our ham community. More details will be published as they become available.
- The 1st Annual DMR Gathering is being planned for Valley Camp (in North Bend, WA) the weekend of May 18/19, 2019.
- Field Day, June 22-23, Location TBD (likely a West Seattle location).
We have added a Photo Gallery page to the website. We are seeking photos of PSRG events beginning with 2018 Field Day, especially the Annual Dinner, Annual Meeting and 2018 Picnic. If you have photos to submit, email them K7RAG@psrg.org. (Note, if you have trouble sending them, email Rich for help.)
The 1st Annual DMR Gathering is being planned for Valley Camp (in North Bend, WA) the weekend of May 18/19, 2019. This will bring together DMR repeater operators and users to share experience and learning about this technology.
This is being run in a similar fashion to the APRS Summer Gathering that has been held in the same location for many years. More information is available at the links below and the is a link to the Signup Genius if you are interested in attending.
(Note this is not a PSRG event. It is being organized by leadership of the PNW-DMR group – http://www.pnwdigital.net)
More information is available at the DMR Gathering 2019 webpage and on the brochure and agenda and a more detailed Agenda (The agenda is still tentative.)
Signup link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48aba92aa1fa7-pnwdmrs
Through an oversight, we missed posting President Doug’s presentation at the Annual Meeting. Here it is: 2019 President’s Report. If you tried to view it before and were not able to open it, please try again.
Here is the group photo taken at the Mike & Key Swap Meet. Soon, I plan to create a photo album page to collect photos of all our events.
The next PSRG Board Meeting is on June 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Salmon Bay Cafe, 5109 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle. Your input to the discussions is always encouraged, although only board members will vote.
The next PSRG Educational Meeting is Saturday May 11. As usual it will be held at the Salmon Bay Cafe in Ballard and starts at 1:30 PM. At the March 16 mini board meeting, we had a discussion of possibly merging the annual picnic with Field Day and expanding the activities. This was a preliminary discussion and may be discussed in more detail at the May Educational Meeting.
The next PSRG educational meeting is Saturday March 16th (1 week delay due to the Mike & Key Swap Meet). As usual it will be held at the Salmon Bay Cafe in Ballard and starts at 1:30 PM. Due to the February 9th board meeting that was canceled there will be a mini-board meeting first to conduct a few items of business.
Then it’s HANDS ON WITH DMR.
Come and see DMR up-close with a quick review of what it is and then see it in action with live QSO’s. Local talk groups, world-wide contacts and time slots explained.
Have a DMR radio and need help with a code plug? We’ll have some great help available to load your radio with suggested talk groups and contacts.
Already up to speed with a radio that’s programmed? Head to the back tables for a round-robin discussion of tips & tricks to expand your knowledge.
And be sure to see the DMR page on the PSRG website, too as there are additional items to familiarize yourself with.
The PSRG Annual Meeting was a great success! It was well attended and we had a very interesting talk by Bob Stephens AF9W.
The winner of the Anytone DMR HT door prize was David Smith KB7PSN, President of the Mike & Key ARC. (We better not see it for sale at the Swap Meet!)
Theresa McLaird K7AII reported in the Treasurer’s Report that PSRG is financially healthy.
President Doug Kingston reported on the two major projects accomplished during the last year–the Voter system and the DMR repeater.
Tim Helming WT1IM and Bill Thomassen W6NBN were unanimously reelected to their respective positions, and vacant position #3 was filled.
The meeting wound up with a great program on “An Introduction to DMR” by Bob Stephens AF9W. Update: Copies of his slides are now available at the link above.