Christmas is coming..
that means it is time for the Dade City
Church Street Christmas walk
On December 21,22, 23 rd
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Church Avenue Dade City
Church Street is decorated with life-size Christmas cards, illuminated with bag candles and filled with music, Christmas decorations and wonder! FREE Event
As a EPARS tradition we will have an Amateur Radio Station ( K4EX ) set up at our table on the corner of church and 17th street.
There the public can make contact via the radio to Santa.
QSL cards will be handed out to all the children that make contact with ole Kris Kringle A.K.A. the big man in the red suit
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.
The Tampa Bay Hamfest is the largest amateur radio trade show on Florida’s west coast.
Join us at our new locations in 2013.
Agricultural Show Center
2508 W. Oak Avenue
Plant City, Florida 33563
This facility has 21,375’ of indoor climate controlled space. Tailgating is located behind the building in the spacious parking lot.
We have a new phone number to contact us 813-358-7847 regarding the Hamfest.
Friday December 6, 2013
|7:00 A.M.||Open inside for commercial vendors setup|
|11:00 A.M.||Open inside to all vendors setup|
|11:00 A.M.||Open outside to tailgaters and the public|
|2:00 P.M.||Open inside to public|
|8:00 P.M.||Hamfest closes Day 1|
Saturday, December 7, 2013
|7:00 A.M.||Open outside to tailgaters and the public|
|8:00 A.M.||Open inside for vendors setup|
|9:00 A.M.||Open inside to public|
|5:00 P.M.||Hamfest closes Day 2|
EPARS has been asked to help out on radio communications for a 5k race. The race is on november 23rd saturday at 8am. We need volunteers to be able to radio in to net control any issues. The race begins at 8am and we should done by 10.
If you are available please contact Richard Parker “Bear” ASAP.
His email is KF4ORW@yahoo dot com.
Or on the 146.880 repeater.
EPARS at the
Copied from the gulf coast amatuer radio website: gulfcoastarc.org
Ham Radio to the Rescue
by Dawn Randazzo KJ4ZBK
On the night of August 3 2013, I was Driving Northbound on us 19. My SUV started struggling and was getting no power. I was in the middle lane and couldn’t get over due to traffic. No warning lights came on to let me know there was a problem. At first I thought it was the transmission, then smoke started coming from under the hood, and I thought it was overheating. I got on the radio and said my car is on fire! As I was traveling down the road N2KNW Mike came back to my call and asked me where I was. By the time I made it to the gas station, he told me that he was right behind me. Mike and his friend came with a container of water and filled my radiator. Mike stayed with me until my Parents arrived so I wouldn’t be alone. I was thankful that he was on the frequency that night and couldn’t thank him enough. Turns out the car would have gone on fire if I kept going since it was the ABS braking system. Also, the serpentine belt had broken, and the water pump wasn’t pumping water through the engine. Ham radio came to my rescue that night. Thank you to all who helped me that evening! Dawn KJ4ZBK
The regular monthly meeting of the East Pasco Amateur Radio Society will be held Saturday November 9th. This meeting will be held at Doc’s Grille at US 301 and Lock Street in Dade City. Meeting will begin at 8 AM and breakfast will follow.
Hope to see you all there. 73, Duane – N4WDH
Free version Ham Radio Deluxe removed from servers
The free version of the popular amateur radio software HRD will no longer be available for download from HRD Software LLC after August 31.All 5.x Files will be removed from the server on September 1, 2013. You may host these files on your server or have them on a CD, but you may NOT charge for the CD or the access to your server.
Until then go to the EPARS Ham Radio Deluxe page.
UHF repeater up and running
I would like thank K4JEW Jeff for getting a 440 repeater and donating it to the club.
Also I would like to thank KE4PWC Chris for allowing us to put the repeater on their property and doing all the tower work. And of course all the people that came out the past two Saturdays to help setup and make this possible.
The new repeater is up and running. Frequency is 443.600 with a 146.2 PL. The repeater is located at the same site as with the 146.880 repeater. We also installed a new antenna for the 2 meter repeater.
Pictures of the new setup can be found here
We now have Echolink connected to
the 146.880 Repeater
For Echolink, just connect to KK4QOE-R (node 887612). 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)
Field Day pictures
Click on logo below
Click on the link below to see what is going on over in Weeki Wachee
The next regular ARRL VE Exam Session
is scheduled for 5:00 PM
November 19 2013
St. Leo University (School Of Business)
at 813-991-7160 or email@example.com