Ham Radio and Tech Events

Austin Summerfest

August 2 & 3, 2019      Crowne Plaza      Austin, Texas

           6121 North IH-35

              NE Corner of IH-35N & US 290E 

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Once again it’s time for fun in the sun in central Texas as we make the Capital City the place to be in the middle of the Texas summer.  Come and enjoy old friends, the swapfest, and all the events at Austin Summerfest 2019, and the ARRL South Texas Section Convention.  And as always, we also host the Summer Meeting of the Texas VHF-FM Society.


 Admission is $8 per-person for advanced registration, or $10 per person at the door

Registration opens at 5pm on Friday, and 7am on Saturday.

To expedite your registration upon arrival, you can download, print, and fill out a registration form to bring with you HERE .

Club Meetings

1st Tuesday each month — AARC General Meeting, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Location is usually Applied Research Lab, 10000 Burnet Road, Austin TX.

AARC Officers Meeting – generally 1 hour before the general meeting (6:00pm). Contact an officer for details.

2nd Wednesday — Digital Wednesday. HSMM/BroadBand Hamnet and ARES Packet setup lab. 7:00pm. Location: CATRAC Administrative Offices, 4100 Ed Bluestein Blvd (at Technicenter Dr), Austin TX 78721.
Purpose: Hands-on training and help with all things digital/RF, including Packet, APRS, BroadBand Hamnet mesh, WinLink, etc. To set deviation on packet/APRS, please make prior arrangements with NG5V@arrl.net — Note: This is a secure facility. Talk-in is on 146.94 (107.2) to contact someone to let you in the door!

4th Tuesday — TCARES General Meeting. 7:00pm. Location: Applied Research Lab, 10000 Burnet Road, Austin TX

On-Air nets
Sun 7 PM 147.360 +131.8
Meeting Topic-Review COMEX held recently and Ed KE3D on TNC alternatives (Dire Wolf, etc).

http://www.tcares.org https://winlinkwednesday.com/
EC: Michael KG5RXG

BBHN (BroadBand HamNet) www.broadband-hamnet.org
2nd Sat 10:30AM Austin QRP Club- The Pavilion at Great Hills, 11819 Pavilion blvd, Austin 78759
Main contact- Curt W4QBU

Sat 7-9AM AARC Ham Radio Breakfast- Waterloo Ice House 8600 Burnet Rd

Sat 9AM QCWA Chapter 67 QSO net- 146.94(-)107.2

QCWA Chapter 67 meetings – Plz contact DeRoy AA5R.

Sat 7PM AARC Elmer net- 146.94(-)107.2 Backup 147.360(+)131.8

Sun 3 PM 10m net 28.410 USB Coordinate on 146.94 -1 07.2 W5NDS, AG5MS, KE5AL

Sun 9PM AARC SwapNet- 146.94(-)107.2 Backup 147.360(+)131.8

Mon 8PM Informal New Hams Net Gil KI5BPK 146.64(-)162.2

Mon 8PM LSSN Wx Spotter Weekly Net 147.280(+)100 www.lssn.us

4th Mon 7:30PM TCREACT DQ @ 8300 N Burnet Rd

Thurs 7PM 7.065 Austin Local CW net

FISTS, www.fistsna.org/

SKCC, www.skccgroup.com/

Thurs 8 PM 7.113 MHz CW Practice Net(informal) KE5AL &/or KF5YMF

Cambridge Node Network – Texas and Arkansas

On August 3, 2018 the 442.00 repeater with an encode/decode tone set at 186.2 went live just in time for Summerfest, the annual Austin ham radio gathering.  It is open for all licensed ham radio operators to use. Stay tuned for our *relaunch* at Summerfest 2019 with a brand new, interference free frequency.

The repeater is in Austin’s “Museum District” on top of the Mid Century modern Cambridge Tower Condo at MLK and Lavaca Street near the AT&T Executive Education Center and the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum midway between the majestic dome of the State Capital and the sometimes glowing orange UT Tower.

On Allstar you can connect to us via these nodes, please feel free to connect as we are an open node system and welcome the injection of new blood.

CNN – Cambridge Node Network

named by Bob Nagy Repeater.org Allstarlink Network

  • 49329 145.585 AB5N Hot Springs Main Hub (connect first)
  • 48668 145.550 KA6ATN Cedar Creek AustinSpring Lodge Yaesu FT-7900
  • 40037 145.650 KA6ATN Austin Cambridge Tower VHF Motorola
  • 40038 446.225 KA6ATN Austin Cambridge Tower UHF Motorola
  • 48493 442.250 KA6ATN Cedar Creek Yaesu FT-8900 Remote Base
  • 49301 145.575 N5EAD East Austin Motorola
  • 27170 441.875 N5JGX North Austin 446.875 RX 100.0 PL
  • 47371 145.570 AB5N Hot Springs, Arkansas mountaintop
  • Connections we sometimes make:
  • 49339 Our friends in the UK
  • 40248 Mauritius – farthest country on Earth from Austin, Texas
  • 46682 Texas Repeater Network “Mr Possum”
  • 27847 Saltgrass Network (area wide)
  • 48222 Aspen CO
  • Find out more at AllStarLink.org
    and http://allstarmap.org

    Have fun with 442.25, that’s what ham radio is all about, having fun and helping people.  The repeater is open for any events like bike races, marathons, Longhorn tailgate parties, etc if you want to use it for co-ordination.