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    On Sunday the 14th in the afternoon, a team went up to White Tanks to replace the existing vertical with the new Yagi antenna with tilt-down adapter. The antenna switch out went as planned, ...
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    Thanks to some work done by a crew of TBARC volunteers who went out to the Deer Valley hospital today, our 147.040 repeater is now linked to the White Tanks 446.150 repeater. This expands our coverage, and we hope it will help the people who are stuck behind mountains access the system.

    Thanks to all who volunteered to do the work!
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    Here is a link to the compatible hardware for Broadband Hamnet (HSMM). If you are interested in attending our workshop sometime in Sept or Oct, please use this guide to pick up your hardware. If you purchase two, you can setup your own mesh!

    http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/sect...-hardware.html

    Check this Wikipedia page for a handy chart to convert serial numbers to model numbers:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series
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    The 2013 Arizona QSO Party was a great success for TBARC. We won the award for Multi Op Multi Transmitter category with 74,784 points - the second highest score in the contest.



    Congratulations to K6OZY Chris, KI6FCT Alan, AD7ND Israel, KD7RCJ Jack, KE7VOU Jack, N7BES Bryan, N7GDP Walt, and N3AIU Nick for their efforts. Watch Nick working the pileup here. Thanks to all involved!

    Upgrade from Technician to General and work HF DX before the current excellent propagation conditions end.

    Classes will be held Saturday mornings 9 am to ...
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    We met in Flagstaff for Field Day 2014, hosted by ex-president Jack Lunsford KD7RCJ.

    The points are still being counted up, but ...
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    On Saturday, June 21 TBARC EmComm volunteers joined with Salvation Army and MCECG volunteers to learn about handling formal message traffic in a jointly-organized ...

    Early on the morning of June 14, we moved the 147.040 repeater from the Sonoran Medical Center to JCL Deer Valley Hospital.



    The link radio was not fully installed yet. It will be operational shortly, but the stand alone 147.040+ PL 162.2 repeater appears to have good range. Gary WK7B would like to hear some distance reports.

    Thanks to those who braved the early morning hours:
    • Gary Duffield
    • Kent Fuge
    • Walt Reinert
    • Mike Sussman

    Now that we are into 2014, I would like to invite all TBARC members to think about joining the EmComm Team. As you may be ...
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    In the summertime, the Thunderbird School of Global Management shuts down the rooms we regularly use for our meetings to save on air conditioning. So instead, we will meet in the Snell classroom, room 23. This room has been confirmed for May; check back later for June, July and August. Same time, just a little bit southwest of our usual meeting place.