Pictured for the 2020 ILLW event at the Heceta Lighthouse are Jay KI7UPY, Bob K6RMP and Robert KA7WAG. Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, as in years past, supported this event with location, view and snacks.
Tech Net Group
(The Tech Group and Tech Net is open to all amateur radio operators interested in advancing their skills or learning new aspects of amateur radio)
Tech Nets will be active the FIRST and THIRD Sundays at 7:00pm (1900 hours).
Next Tech Net (on hold)
COCARC Tech Group—
While it is not advisable that we meet in person, Brian Johnson, AB6UI, has offered to give us a presentation via zoom on ARISS—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station. Brian assists school groups in preparing for, setting up and making contacts with the astronauts on the ISS.
One of the many benefits of meeting on zoom, as opposed to in person, is that it allows anyone with a computer or smart phone, and an internet connection to join in. I encourage you to pass this invitation onto friends and family—especially young people—who might be interested, so that they can join in on learning about this exciting facet of the hobby.
Join the zoom meeting room a few minutes before 1:00pm PST. We will do our best to begin on-time. It helps to download and set up zoom before the meeting
Contact Jay for access information
Tech Group in-person meetings are suspended until we can meet in groups again.
For information regarding Tech Group activities
To all COCARC members -
Thanks to Julie AC0WN and Chris N7GYL, there is now a link between the UHF C4FM Glenada repeater and a VHF C4FM repeater in Coos Bay. Attached is a remarkably clear 10 page manual with pictures, circles and arrows showing exactly how to configure the 4 most common Yaesu transceivers to be able to use the system. This Internet-Linked Multi-Site Repeater System (IMRS) significantly increases the range of your radio to the south. The audio quality of the link is reported to be really good.
For those of you who have been using the WIRES-X link on Glenada, note that pages 6-10 show exactly how you will need to reconfigure your particular radio so that WIRES-X does not interfere with the IMRS link to Coos Bay. Click Here for documentation.
The system is under test - give it a try and see what you think. If you have been looking for something to do with your free time, here's something you can play with. Julie (JulieMcGrew@mac.com) and Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) welcome your questions and comments.
A new repeater in town!
Passed on from Chris N7GYL
Located at the 275 foot level of Bunker hill, it covers Coos Bay, North Bend, East Bay, Coquille. Not sure what other areas it covers at this time. Improvements will come in time, some sooner than later.
This is a Yaesu C4FM/FM DR-2X machine. It is also tied into WIRES-X network, so you can access the repeater through WIRES-X anywhere in the world.
You can contact it on:
147.32 MHZ + offset with a 123.0 tone for analog FM.
Or same frequency with no tone for Digital.
The call sign of the repeater is K7REA.
We are still learning what this repeater will cover and what not.
Please let your people know of this new machine and all are welcome to use it.
Ken Rea K7REA
Club related meetings are on hold pending update from the Oregon Governor's Office
COCARC Wednesday morning Coffee Klatch
Clawson's Wheelhouse the corner of
Highway 126 and Highway 101
Starting at 8:00 A.M.
COCARC Board Meetings are held
on the First Wednesday of each month 0930 A.M.
at the SVFR Main Fire Station, second floor.
Last Update 09/18/2020