Ham Radio and Tech Events

Maker Faire Palmer Events Center, Austin TX Sat. May 4th, 2019 10am – 6pm https://austin.makerfaire.com/

The Outlier Podcast Festival is an event held in Austin, TX where podcasters and digital influencers gather to learn, network, and connect IRL.
It’s a festival full of speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, live shows and more.
If you’re interested in podcasting or are looking to grow as a digital influencer then you won’t want to miss this.

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

Ham Radio Breakfast 03/18/2017 LocationWaterloo Icehouse, 8600 Burnet Road

Apr 16 222 MHz: Tuesday, from 7 – 11 PM local, Exchange: 4 char grid

Apr 24 432 MHz: Wednesday, from 7 – 11 PM local, Exchange: 4 char grid

May 4 Microwave, 902 MHz and up: Saturday, from 8 AM – 2 PM local, Exchange: 6 char grid

May 11-12 50 MHz: Saturday, from 2300Z until 0300Z Sunday, Exchange: 4 char grid
Classes: Stations will be classified as either Single Op or Rover.
A portable or mobile station that operates from only one grid is considered a Single Op station.
A Rover must operate from at least 2 grid squares. All legal modes are welcome!
More information and rules are posted at: https://sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints/home
Kent O’Dell KA2KQM, Mike Metroka WB8BZK & Jon Platt W0ZQ
Central States VHF Society Spring Sprint Organizing Committee

May 7- 1st Tue 7PM- AARC Meeting ARL 10,000 Burnet Rd
Meeting topic- FT8 tutorial/ops, Introduction to FT-8 digital mode by John Paul (JP) KG5ZZB
and Solar WX summary by Lew W5IFQ.

Apr 23- 4
th Tue 7PM- TCARES Face-to-Face meeting -usually- ARL 10,000 Burnet Rd

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
URL to be provided once updated

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

442.25 repeater downtown Austin Texas

On August 3, 2018 the 442.25 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.

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.  

And if you’re on Allstar you can connect to it via these nodes:

Repeater.org Allstarlink Network 
49329 145.585 AB5N   Hot Springs Main Hub (connect here 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 and repeater
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
49339 Our friends in the UK

Find out more at AllStarLink.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.