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PSRG Board Meeting, Saturday, December 8

Updated: Repeater Voting System (Remote Receivers) Monitoring Link (Note, a quick link to the “Voter Scope” has been added on the sidebar.)

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Repeater Voting System (Remote Receivers) Monitoring Link


PSRG added a “Voting System” in October 2018. This is a network of remote receivers scattered around the coverage area to enhance the coverage for people calling into the repeater. Although the system is one directional, i.e., the remote units can receive your signal, the output of the repeater still comes from Queen Anne. A more detailed explanation of how the system works has been provided by Doug Kingston, KD7DK: PSRG Voting System. PSRG Voting System.

You can look at the strength of the signals being received by each of the receivers in real time at the PSRG Supermon page.

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November Educational Meeting


The November Educational Meeting date will be held on Saturday November 10, at 1:30 PM at the Salmon Bay Cafe, 5109 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle.

The topic is “Ham Makers and Tinkerers Showcase”

Confirmed presenters are Cody, AG7LR, presenting his work with micro-controllers; Darin, KG7ZFC, presenting his Raspberry Pi/SDR box project and Quentin, K7DRQ, discussing Antenna Optimization with Genetic Algorithms. Each segment will include a Q & A session with the presenter.

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August Meeting Minutes

The August meeting minutes have been posted under the News & Information tab.

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Interested in Upgrading? Know Anyone Who Wants to Become a Ham?

There is an Extra Class coming up in late October and early November.   The class is sponsored by Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club, and it’s FREE.

Details: Dates for the class are October 27th, November 3rd and 10th from 9am-5pm.  The class is FREE, but the test at the end of the third day costs $ 15. The class location is

PC Center
2363 NW 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Course materials are available at www.TukwilaRadioClub.org under Training Roadmap and the ARRL Extra Licensing Manual is recommended. The Manual is available for $30 at the class, but you should reserve a copy.

There is also a Technician class at the same location on November 3rd and 10th. If you know anyone looking to get their license, here is an opportunity. Materials are also on the Tukwila site.

If interested in either class, please email Dan Stevens kl7wm@aol.com to sign up.

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Educational Meeting and Antenna Party 9/15/18

The September Educational Meeting date was held on September 15, at 1:30 PM at the Salmon Bay Cafe, 5109 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle.

Part 1 featured Hannah Heyrich presenting a talk on disaster risk reduction. Her focus is in community and public outreach with the goal of helping to build safer and more resilient communities. She offered practical information you can use to be proactive in preparing for catastrophes. Update: Here is a link to Hannah’s slides.

Part 2 featured Jack, KI7RMU and Jacob KI7YAE, showing their portable solar power battery system used recently on Salt Spring Island on a two week camping adventure. This system can also be used for emergency power needs and is relatively inexpensive – about $200.

This part also covered the Anderson Power Pole system used to connect the system parts. Anderson Power Poles are a de facto standard for ham radio power connections.

Part 3 is an antenna party hosted at Sam KD7PWA & Dave’s KD7PWB’s shop which is about three blocks from the Salmon Bay Cafe. For new hams and old hands this was an exciting post-meeting time to build an antenna, build cables with Power Poles and to socialize.


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Boaters’ Net

We just added the 7:47 AM Boaters’ Net to the list of sponsored nets. Sponsored nets are listed under the Calendar menu option.

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PSRG Board Meeting

The next PSRG Board meeting is on December 8, 2018 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.

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Saturday, July 21 was a lovely memorial for our friend and mentor-to-many, LW, K7LWA. In honor of LW, who was occasionally seen in a tie-died shirt, a few of our members showed up appropriately attired. (Photo by Steve, N7GWG)

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2018 Field Day Photos

Submitted by Barry K7PAL:


Submited by Jack KI7RMU:


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