Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association

Telephone: 601-345-1654 ○ E-mail: CentralMSARA@gmail.com

January’s Meeting, Hamfest, and Winter Field day

Next meeting is Feb 12, at 7pm.
Jon Clark (KG5FRX) will be giving a presentation
on Station Hardening in the event of an EMP.

Hamfest is on Jan 25 - 26

Winter Field Day is Jan 26 - 27

January Meeting Recap

At the January meeting, Mike McKay (N5DU) gave a terrific presentation on digital IP gateways/hotspots, specifically the Shark OpenRF module. He discussed different modes, uses, and module models, including pros and cons of different systems. He discussed in depth the Shark OpenRF system, including setup and operation. Some highlights of the device are: Supports DMR, D-Star (DCS, REF/DPlus, XRF/DExtra, XLX), System Fusion (FCS, YSFReflector) networks. Supports cross modem modes. Talk with your C4FM radio on DMR, and with your radio on System Fusion networks! USB powered, low energy consumption, 20mW RF output. Create your own private radio network!  Also discussed were different repeater access around the region using RF hotspots. Official minutes of the meeting can be found here.

Updated: January 10, 2018 — 5:35 pm

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P.O. Box 892

Telephone.: 601-345-1654

Brandon, MS 39043-0892

Email: CentralMSARA@gmail.com