[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t 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.
Archives for January 2018
Below are the minutes from the board meeting held on January 2nd, 2018. As a reminder, club members are welcome to board meetings.
Richard Lawrence KF5EZX, Mike Flanagan WM5A, Tommy Alewine K5TMA, Bill Stanfill K4YCD, Brooke Ridge KG5JAW, Richard Bohlman KG5QLS
The meeting was opened at 6:30 pm.
CMSARA January program: Shark Open RF.
Capital City HamFest dates: January 26 & 27, 2018.
Any information and links regarding Paypal CMSARA dues payments be removed from our CMSARA webpages since we lose funds by dues payments via Paypal. This had already been approved by the Board in past Board meetings.
The motion was made for CMSARA to donate $50.00 cash or up to $100.00 for flowers, as a memorial for Mr. Rick Nichols who was one of the founding fathers of CMSARA. Mike Flanagan WM5A will check with the family and determine which donation would best honor Rick.
Motion to approve by: Richard Lawrence KF5EZX
Seconded by: Tommy Alewine K5TMA
Approved by all members present.
Meeting was closed at 7:15 pm.