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  • It is with great sadness that we report long time member and newly elected club VP Toby Hoffler KE4JTI passed away in his home early in July. Toby was 69 years young. He will be greatly missed

  • The addition of Echolink on the W1KFR 440 MHz repeater has proven to be very popular and is keeping the repeater busy. Aside from plenty of local traffic, the repeater is usually connected to other repeaters and networks. In the evenings Bill will often connect to different conferences, such as the Skywarn Net, the All Star Net (a conglomeration of Echolink, D-Star, IRLP, and other protocols covering most of the Eastern US and spots around the globe), and, of course, on Monday nights at 2020, the KG4PXG Monday Night Fun Net. See note below!

  • Echolink and other similar technologies can add greatly to the communications options we all enjoy, but as with just about any technology, there are special proceedures that must be followed to ensure everything functions as designed and everybody is allowed equal access to the repeater. Here are a few tips to help promote good operations: Anytime the repeater transmits, the signal will take several seconds to travel over Echolink before it can be heard on the other connected repeaters and networks. If you are hearing the audio from the KG4PXG repeater via Echolink over the W1KFR repeater, it is actually 1-2 seconds behind the actual RF signal. Pause every few minutes to see if anyone on another repeater wants to comment. Anytime you do press the PTT button, wait a second before you start talking to let everything sync up. Finally, remember that an Echolink connected repeater will time out and disconnect if it is not allowed to reset for more than about 3 minutes. Every few minutes, wait about 10-12 seconds before keying up again to let everything drop and reset. Watch out for those long, rapid fire conversations!

  • Bring back the weekly KB4CC net? - With the recent addition of Echolink to the W1KFR 70cm repeater and planned links for the K4QHR and N6EMA 2m repeaters, there has been ongoing discussion of reviving the weekly KB4CC net, but changing the date and time to 1930 Monday evenings. We would conclude our net by 2015, then connect up to the KG4PXG repeater (#8345) for the "Monday Night Fun Net" at 2020. Comments and suggestions are appreciated

  • 2014 HAMFEST CALENDAR - Start making plans for the next Hamfest! Check out the 2014 Event Calendar for a complete listing

Club Activities
The planning committee is always looking for new ways to get our club members together to enjoy this great hobby. Field trips, cookouts, special event stations, JOTA, IOTA, Field Day, fox hunts, we love to do it all! You can be part of it too and now is a great time. We are busy planning new events for 2011! Click here for more information and pictures of some of our recent activities.
Join us each Saturday at 0900 for breakfast at

Cracker Barrel
Hwy 40 W, Kingsland, GA (Just off I-95 Exit 3)

Check in via the
K4QHR (146.895-/127.3t)
W1KFR (444.625+/118.8t)
repeaters so we can have a seat waiting for you!

3PM the 1st Sunday of each month

Kingsland Fire Station #4
750 N. Gross Rd Kingsland, GA

Our next meeting will be:


- Results from Field Day 2014 -
- Events in the 2nd half of 2014 -

Next Month:
- Prep for USIOTA in October -

Contact Glenn (W4ULB) for more information: E-mail

2M Fun Net
Monday 8:20 P.M.
146.685 MHz[-]

Echolink Node 8345

Local Link: W1KFR 444.625+ 118.8Hz Node#3308
Click for Kingsland, Georgia Forecast

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Shelby Hamfest
Shelby, NC
30-31 August, 2014

OPARC Tailgate
Jacksonville, FL
04 October, 2014

Melbourne Hamfest
Melbourne, FL
10 October, 2014

Stone Mountain Hamfest
Lawrenceville, GA
1-2 November, 2014

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