EchoLink Up, Next Club Meeting

We are proud to announce the (re-)launch of our EchoLink node! Formerly known (some years ago) as KD4NED-R (located at his QTH), it is now back on-line as W4GZX-R and located at the clubhouse on our microwave Internet link. We are currently running the same equipment from the old node other than a new computer with Windows XP which should alleviate some of the lag issues we used to have.

The node number is 930937. It is currently tuned to the 146.924MHz repeater. Feel free to connect up and try it out!

Due to the numerous power outages we have been seeing here in Cleveland, it was off-line for a couple days this past week. Turns out the EchoLink machine wasn’t set to power back on after a power outage. This has been resolved, so power outages should only result in a reboot once the generator kicks on.

All of the standard EchoLink commands work on-air. As the 146.925 machine doesn’t have any DTMF muting there are no special procedures for getting your tones to pass through to the node.

Don’t forget our next club meeting coming up Tuesday, January 14th! This will be our first meeting of the year with our new officers. Meeting begins at 7PM as usual. See you all there!

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2014 Officers Elected

Election night has concluded, and the results are in! You have elected: (winning candidates are in bold)

Jim Blackburn - 29
Joe Johnson - 1

Larry Bond - 31

Bob McCall - 31

Bob Gault - 30

Virginia Johnson - 29
Buddy Kimsey - 1

Thanks to all the candidates who ran for office this year, as well as our outgoing officers who have served us well in 2013! We hope to see all of you at the Christmas party in December!
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2014 Ballot Set

The ballot club members will cast to choose officers for 2014 has seen finalized by the Nominating Committee.

The three member committee chaired by Buddy Kimsey proposed nominees for each of the five offices. At the November 12 meeting no additional nominations were proposed, so the ballot looks like this:

President - James Blackburn

Vice President – Larry Bond

Recording Secretary - Bob McCall

Treasurer - Virginia Johnson

Corresponding Secretary - Bob Gault

Club members will vote on November 26.


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Ladies’ Night Out, D-STAR Program Night, and ACS

Thank you to everyone who participated in Ladies’ Night Out! We had lots of good food, fellowship, and even some NCAA Football entertainment! This will be our last Ladies’ Night Out for 2013, as our next event will be the club Christmas party.

Don’t forget about the next club meeting on Tuesday, September 24th. The meeting will begin at 7PM at the clubhouse. We will be having a very educational presentation on D-STAR that night; you don’t want to miss it! Be there.

Also, don’t forget about the ACS meeting tonight. The meeting will be held at 7PM at the Bradley County EMA on Guthrie Drive. See you all there!

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Next Meeting and Upcoming Events

The next club meeting will be held Tuesday, September 10th at the clubhouse. The meeting starts at 7PM. Rumor has it we are selling nuts again this year (this does NOT include the nuts on the I.T. Committee, however.)

Also, don’t forget the Prater’s Mill swap meet is this Saturday at Prater’s Mill. It is usually a morning event so make sure you get there early. Come at lunch time and you’ll probably find an empty facility!

The Black Bear Rampage is this Sunday (September 8th), and all positions have been filled! Thank you to those who have volunteered to work this fine event. If you are signed up to work please do not forget to be there.

Don’t forget the 2013 September VHF Contest coming up on September 14th! We will be operating from the clubhouse that day, and there is talk about having “Ladies’ Night Out” that evening. This will be discussed at the club meeting Tuesday and we will let everyone know if this will happen or not. (If it does, we’ll need someone to bring corn.)

At our second meeting in September, we will have a presentation on D-STAR. This will be on September 24th, so mark your calendars!

Finally, don’t forget the Ten-Tec Factory Hamfest coming up on September 27th and 28th (Friday and Saturday.) If you’ve never been to this one, you really need to make it a priority!

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