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Although the minutes of the December board meeting have not been released, President Doug, KD7DK has announced that the board approved the installation of a 70 cm DMR repeater at the Capitol Park site. Also leadership is making progress for the installation of two more voting sites, on Cougar Mountain and Bainbridge Island.

IRLP has been restored. A link to the documentation will be added soon.

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

The Annual Holiday Dinner is on Saturday January 19th. 

The PSRG Annual Meeting will be held Sunday January 27th at the Seattle EOC, followed by a short board meeting. 

 

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PSRG Annual Meeting

The PSRG Annual Meeting will be held Sunday January 27th at the Seattle EOC. More details will be released soon. Watch this post for updates.

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Annual Holiday Dinner

The PSRG Annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Saturday January 19th. We’ll be holding it at the Egg & Us restaurant again in Ballard. More details will follow–watch this post for updates.

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DMR Repeater Planned

Although the minutes of the December board meeting have not been released, President Doug, KD7DK has announced that the board approved the installation of a 70 cm DMR repeater at the Capitol Park site. See the  previous DMR Repeater Proposal for an explanation and details. Doug announce on the December 10 PSRG Net that donations were being accepted to cover most of the costs. By the December 12 9 PM Net, the goal had been met!

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IRLP has been restored!

IRLP has been out of commission for a while, but thanks to our dedicated Tech Team, it is back in business. The Echolink/IRLP/Allstar page has been updated with instructions about how to use it.

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Repeater Voting System (Remote Receivers) Monitoring Link

Update 

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 was held on Saturday November 10, at 1:30 PM at the Salmon Bay Cafe, 5109 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle.

The topic was “Ham Makers and Tinkerers Showcase”

Confirmed presenters were 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.

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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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