Articles for newsletter

We want to hear from you. Calling  for Articles to go in club newsletter

We are always looking for articles to publish in the newsletter. Topics should apply to Amateur Radio, or other closely-related topics. Submissions may be edited for grammar, content, or length; however, that is usually pretty rare. The deadline for submissions is the 25th of each month; however, submissions received after the deadline will be considered. If a late entry doesn’t make it in the current month, it may be used in the following month.

It does not have to be written. Do you have some pictures that other hams would like to see. Send them in.

Email you article to webmaster@gulfcoastarc.org

Wires-X on Repeater now available

WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) is an Internet communication system which expands the range of amateur radio communication. For WIRES-X, an amateur node station connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet. Users’ stations can communicate with other amateur stations all over the world using a node within the radio wave range.

WIRES-X supports the C4FM digital and the clear and crisp voice technology enables high sound quality. By repeating C4FM digital data as it is via the Internet, users can enjoy clear voice communications even if they are thousands of miles away each other.
Utilizing the digital communication, the WIRES-X operation is simple, easy and user friendly.
Varieties of the new functions as well as voice communications expands opportunities for enjoyment of ham station operation.

ARES test POSTPONED

MORNING ALL,

SINCE ISSUES HAVE COME UP REGARDING THE REPEATERS WE USE, ECHOLINK DOWN ON THE .33 & .88 TILL AT LEAST NEXT WEEK, I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE SHELTER TEST TILL 7 July at 11:00 HRS. PLEASE POST THIS TO THE ZHILLS AND EPARS REFLECTORS. I WILL RESENT THE SHELTER LIST THAT HAS THE SHELTERS THAT ARE ALREADY SPOKEN FOR NEXT WEEK. PLEASE LET ALL KNOW OF THE POSTPONEMENT.

73

Ralph McCullough WA3YFQ

Pasco County Emergency Coordinator

Gulf Coast ARC President

Pasco County SkyWarn Coordinator

SkyWarn # PAS341A

wa3yfq@yahoo.com

2018 Pasco County Disaster Expo

2018 Pasco County Disaster Expo

The Pasco County Division of Emergency Management would like to invite you to the 2018 Disaster Expo. The Expo will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The goal of the Expo will be to provide as much property and life-saving information, as it relates to disaster preparedness to as many people as we possibly can.

We hope to see you there!

The 2017 Pasco County Disaster Planning Guide is Here!

This year’s guide contains vital preparedness information including how to protect your home, family, and pets; what to expect after the storm; insuring against disaster; and much more.

Also included in your guide, is an evacuation map and storm shelter listing.

Do you know your evacuation zone?

Guides are available through the Pasco Office of Emergency Management and several other locations such as your local Post Office or at a Pasco County Library.

Twitter Social Network 2017 Disaster Guide

Disaster Planning Guide (PDF)

Partial credit for expired license

The FCC now offers partial credit for expired General, Advanced or Extra Amateur Radio licenses. A license that has expired and gone beyond the two year grace period will be canceled in the FCC system. The licensee will not automatically qualify for a new license. At a minimum, previous license holders must take the current 35-question Technician exam at a VE exam session to return to Amateur Radio. The FCC will issue a new call sign and a new license when the Technician exam is passed.

In other words. If you have let your license expire and can produce evidence you were previously licensed, you can take the Technician License test and when you pass it you will regain your General or Extra Class license (with a new callsign)

Go the link below for all the details and get back on the air!

http://www.arrl.org/exam-element-credit