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LATEST NEWS
  • IMPORTANT: The Camden County 147.195 Repeater is back on the air under the temporary call sign of KB2ZHJ!. CCARS President W4ULB and Secretary KK4AVB attended a meeting on February 16th with the County Administrator and the EMA Director to discuss the future of this repeater. Based on our request to make the repeater more Echolink friendly, the extra long squelch tail has been shortened and the repeater ID should no longer transmit across networks. The new call is only temporary, while the former licensee retests.

  • There is a new VHF Fusion repeater in Kingsland! The frequency is 146.835(-) and 127.3Hz tone. The W4NAS repeater group recently made some changes to their primary repeater and decided to replace the polling receiver with a Yaesu DR-1X Fusion unit. It is in Mixed Mode, meaning Digital in/Analog in=Analog out.

  • The Kingsland polling receiver for the W4NAS 147.000 machine has had a change of access tone, it is now 118.8. The primary machine in Callahan still uses 127.3

  • A new club has been formed in the county, called the "Southeast Georgia Amateur Radio Auxilliary Communications"(SEGARAC) Group, re-establishing an area ARES organization. They have been apporved by the ARRL and FCC, and issued the call sign of KN4AFG. As part of thier activities, they will most likely work closely with Georgia ARES and the SE GA Health Systems Camden Hospital staff, to train emergency communicators and set up a station at the hospital. If anyone is interested in volunteering, let us know.

  • There have been more updates made on the Local Repeater page of this site, including additions, deletions, call sign changes, CTCSS tones, and more. Update your radio memories today!

  • The KB4CC Yaesu DR-1X Fusion repeater is now on the air with limited power on 443.025+ (118.8Hz). It is currently in "AUTO" mode on both receive and transmit, meaning that what ever mode a signal is in when received (digital or analog) is how it will be transmitted. For anyone using analog mode, set your CTCSS to both Encode and Decode (same frequency, 118.8 Hz) so you don't hear the sounds of digital transmissions.

  • Georgia ARES is once again negotiating to install a DStar repeater in our area. It will most likely be in Woodbine on a 400+ ft tower, and tied into the statewide DStar system.

  • Club Project - CCARS is currently taking suggestions for a simple, inexpensive, educational, and, of course, useful club project that we can start building at a meeting and then have a final project contest at the New Year Picnic in January 2017. One suggestion was a voltage regulator board that could be used as the basis for a power supply. The PC boards, schematics, and parts lists would be given out by the club, and all the parts, including transformer, pass transistors, and enclosure, would be purchased by the builder (maybe a kit of small parts could be made available at cost?). Other suggestions are welcomed, including commercially available kits. Ideas?

  • If you haven't started playing with the sub-$40 Raspberry Pi micro computer, you are missing out on a lot of fun and inexpensive ham radio uses, like an a homebrew Echolink or APRS node, compact portable digitial mode terminal, satellite tracking, and much more. The list is growing everyday, and with the release of the new, more powerful "RasPi-2", the possibilities are even greater. You can start with the RasPi homepage then visit Adafruit for parts and ideas. Also check our LINKS page for more.

  • In addition to the RasPi, the sub-$50 Arduino family of microprocessors (Uno, Nano, Mega, etc.) has staked its claim to an amazing array of amateur radio related use: Rotor/antenna controllers, APRS, baloon telemetry, satellite tracking, digital displays, and much more. Start here for tutorials and project ideas. There are a number of great books available from the ARRL, as well as parts and kits from numerous sources like Amazon, Sparkfun, and Adafruit. And, of course, check our LINKS page for more.

  • The 2017 CLUB ACTIVITY & HAMFEST CALENDAR has been posted! - If you have an event you would like to see listed, let us know. Check out the 2017 Event Calendar for a complete listing

  • LINKS PAGE The page lists links to dozens of calculators, antenna analysis software, parts and equipment dealers, reference sources, and tons of other radio & electronics related stuff. It even has a dedicated page of links to radio related apps for your Android smart phone. Check it out here: ANDROID APPS



Club Activities
CQ CQ
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 the upcoming year! Click here for more information and pictures of some of our recent activities.
WEEKLY BREAKFAST
Join us each Saturday at 0915 for breakfast at

Denny's
Hwy 40 W, Kingsland, GA (Just off I-95 Exit 3)

Be sure to check in via
FM 147.195 (118.8t) or DMR (W1KFR Local 2)
so we can have a seat waiting for you!
MONTHLY MEETINGS
FY 2017 Meeting Calendar
***NEW LOCATION***
Conference Room
Camden County Planning and Building Offices

1410 Hwy 40E (Corner of Gross Rd and Hwy 40)
Between the Library and the GBI building
Directions

Our next meeting will be:
THIS MONTH'S DISCUSSIONS:

2017 Activity Calendar
April Railwatch SES & GA QSO Party - Field Day 2017

Next Month:
Eating Meeting

** VISITORS AND NON-HAMS ARE WELCOME **
Contact Glenn (W4ULB) for more information: E-mail

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF THIS YEAR'S EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR PAGE
Fun Net
Monday 8:00 P.M. [EST}


Worlwide Tech Net
Friday 8:00 P.M. [EST]


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*GEORGIA* Conference #4544

Dover Bluff
KG4PXG 146.685 MHz[-] [100.0]
Echolink #8345
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