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On Saturday April 6, 2013 a special meeting was held by past club officials. The purpose of this meeting was to re-establish the struggling Yankee Amateur Radio Club. The meeting was brought about from a discussion between Dave Hawke, KQ1L, Gary Gilman, N1ZNJ, Bob Gould, N1WJO and Joe Grace, W1SK and their concern about the future of the Yankee Club. Dave supported and wanted to be involved with the re-establishment of the club. There have not been any club elections or meetings in many months. The special meeting held on 4/6/2013 established a club President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The club is looking to return to its roots of years past. The entire prospective of the club will be changing to benefit members.
The club President has been selected to be Gary Gilman, N1ZNJ, the club Vice President has been selected to be Bob Gould, N1WJO, the club Secretary has been selected to be Joe Grace, W1SK and the club Treasurer has been selected to be Marge Gilman, XYL of Gary Gilman.
As most of you are aware, the purpose of the establishment of the Yankee Amateur Radio Club many years back was to support the 146.880 repeater. Now the club helps with the entire repeater system. Having a large system like this requires maintenance and this costs money that we cannot expect to have one person be responsible for.
More details of the re-establishing of the club will be posted as meetings are held. If you have any questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to contact one of the mentioned officials listed above.
Gary Gilman firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Gould email@example.com
Joe Grace firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture by Bob Gould, N1WJO, taken with a Sony DCS30S Digital camera
Here is a picture of the KQ1L repeater and a view of what it can see. This is from the top of Streaked Mountain in Buckfield Maine. This picture was taken from the observation platform on the firetower that is located on top of Streaked Mountain. This is almost a dead northwest view from the repeater. You can see the foothills in the background and can see why there are some areas that have dead spots for the repeater. The view to the southeast is clear and on a good day you can see the ocean. VHF operation is mainly line of sight, but when the antenna of one of Maine's most used repeaters is located just over 1900 feet above sea level, the coverage is great. On almost any given day you might hear a station from Vermont, Usually Brad (N1GZB) heading out or returning in the Danville area or a station from some place on one of the Canadian islands near Prince Edward Island.
This repeater is open to the public and is part of a linked system that is still being put together. There are several repeaters on this link that cover the majority of Maine. See a listing of the repeaters and their locations in the list below.
|146.880||Streaked Mountain, Buckfield Maine||Kennebunk to Waterville KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
|146.850||Dixmont Hill, Dixmont Maine||Waterville to Old Town KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
|146.820||Ragged Mountain, Camden Maine||Brunswick to Bar Harbor KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
|146.670||Sand Hill, Augusta Maine||Capitol City, Local Augusta KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
|147.000||Bagley Mountain, Lincoln Maine||Bangor to Houlton N1GOI/R 100.0 hz|
|145.350||York Hill, New Sharon Maine||Waterville to Rangeley N1UGR/R 100.0 hz|
|146.670||Musquash Mountain, Topsfield||Eastern Maine, Musquash Mt. K1HHC/R 100.0 hz|
|146.805||Sanford||Southern Maine & New Hampshire N1KMA/R 156.7 hz linked 88.5 hz local|
|145.170||Island Falls||Moro, Houlton and North KB1JVQ/R 123.0 hz|
|146.610||Cooper||Washington, Link for emergency only WB5NKJ/R|
|146.925||Waterville||Local Waterville Coverage KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
|146.970||Sugarloaf USA||Link for Emergency Only KQ1L/R 100.0 hz|
If you can not access a repeater, try a 100 hz tone.
On Air Events
Sundays join us for the 12 COUNTY EMERGENCY NET, this usually starts between 9:30 and 9:45AM directly after the Maine Public Service Net, the CENTRAL MAINE SWAP NET at 7:00PM and the 88 NET at 8:00PM
Mondays join us for the OXFORD COUNTY ARES NET at 7:30PM
Tuesdays join us for the MAINE ELMER NET and Scout NET at 7:00PM, on the KQ1L system.
Wednesdays join us for the WAWA NET(Waterville Area Wireless Association) at 7:30PM
Thursdays join us for the YL NET at 8:00PM. Discussions cover new HAM questions and recipe exchange.
Weekdays join the MORNING CREW every weekday from 5:30 AM until about 6:00 AM. The topics are open for what ever comes up. Don (N1ARR) usually takes the job of net control. It is not a real controlled net, it is more of an open net with discussions of about anything. It can be quite a comedy show. Stop by and check them out.
Looking for the ECHOLINK program. Just click the link http://www.synergenics.com/el You should be able to find the answers you are looking for also. For those of you on a home network, you can still use the program.
Looking for APRS programs. Try UI-View. You can find the program at http://www.ui-view.org/
Show me how to become a member.
Click the link above, print the form and fill out the form. Return it with your enclosed dues and it is that simple.
Page last updated on 4/7/13
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