Next club meeting will be about
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The regular monthly meeting of the
East Pasco Amateur Radio Society
will be held Saturday May 10th.
This meeting will be held at ‘That Place’ in
downtown Dade City. Meeting will begin
at 8 AM and breakfast will follow.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US THERE.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A CLUB MEMBER OR EVEN A HAM.
NEW REPEATER ON 146.880
more infomation about the new yaesu DR-1 repeater click on the picture.
The Rookie Roundup returns to Phone on Sunday, April 20, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC. This is a great opportunity for new operators to get on the air and learn the skills of contesting.
“Old Timers” should also take note of this event. Consider opening your station up to a rookie (or two) and become an elmer. Remember, the more operators are on the air, the more fun the ‘Roundup will be for everyone.
Be sure to read the rules before the event. It is also helpful to be familiar with the logging and submission processes ahead of time. You’re in the right place; browse this page for information and tips on operating the Rookie Roundup. We hope to hear you on the air!
Two new hams at todays EPARS test session.
Congrats to Iris and James for passing their Tech today and James also passed the General. Hope to hear you on the air soon.
Possible Field Day sites for EPARS 2014 Field Day
1. Pyacantha Park
2. Withacoochee River Park
3. Repeater Site
Please bring your comments about each site to the Tuesday night net or next club meeting.
The next regular ARRL VE Exam Session
is scheduled for 5:00 PM
April 15th 2014
EPARS sponsors a mailing list or “reflector” that allows members to send e-mail messages to everyone in the group. A single e-mail to the group address will send the message to all other group members. This can be helpful for finding an expert on a particular topic, listing an item for sale, or quickly getting out a message of general interest.
The list is part of Yahoo Groups. Messages are not only e-mailed to group members, but also kept available on a web site, allowing members to review past postings.
There are two ways to join. The simplest is just to send a message to email@example.com . Make sure your return address is the address to which you would like the group messages to come.
You should get a confirming e-mail back. Note the instructions that it will include on how to post a message and how to unsubscribe. A common mistake people make when trying to unsubscribe is to send their request to the entire group. Note that the address to use to drop out of the group (unsubscribe) is different from the one used to post a message.
The second way to subscribe is through the Yahoo Groups web site. Go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/epars_info/info and follow the instructions to subscribe. If you are not already signed up with Yahoo Groups, you will need to choose an ID and password. Signing up in this manner will also give you access to message history, member list, pictures that have been posted, and other features.
Club logo shirts available to order.
Call Tina now and order your Shirt , cap,
or anything that you would like to have
the EPARS logo and your name on.
Tuesday Night Net Control Operators Needed
(January 7, 2014) — The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society is currently looking for volunteer Net Control Operators to assist with the weekly Tuesday Night.
Being a Net Control operator is a great way to enhance your public service communications skills. Training will be provided by our net managers who will assist you and provide our current net preamble. You need only commit to handling the net one Tuesday session each month.
Anyone interested should contact our Net Managers
Richard ‘BEAR’ Parker KF4ORW@yahoo.com
Chris Bloxsom N2KBK@yahoo.com.
We appreciate your assistance with our EPARS Net !
We now have Echolink connected to
the 146.880 Repeater
For Echolink, just connect to K4EX-R (node 922106). We accept connections from simplex nodes, repeaters, and all Echolink clients. Hopefully this will allow more hams to link up, and those of you who do not have access over the air can still participate using a desktop application.
(note – there is a callsign validation process involved in getting your echolink account setup)
Annual Membership dues…
Membership in the East Pasco Amateur Radio Society is open to all interested persons who want to help promote Amateur Radio. Membership dues for 2014 are $15.00 dollars per year for an individual and $5.00 for a second family member. Membership dues are due annually in January. You do not have to be a licensed amateur to be a member of E.P.A.R.S. If you would like to join or renew your membership, please send your check to
28715 Tanner Dr
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
or see us at our next meeting. For your convenience you can Click Here for a printable E.P.A.R.S. Membership Form. This form can also be used to update your membership information.
UHF repeater up and running
Pictures of the new setup can be found here
Click on the link below to see what is going on over in Weeki Wachee