Yesterday afternoon I wrote a blog post on my own site about the “fun” I’ve had so far with building the new repeater controller for the SARC 2 meter repeater. It’s a bit long, but certainly light-hearted. You can find it here:
Raspberry Pi 3 + RIM Lite + Software + Headscratching = AllStar Link Node
Thank you to SARC for providing communications throughout the weekend. The partnership shared by you, Jim, Tom and Jack went above and beyond anything that we could have expected. No doubt with better communication we were able to significantly improve upon last year’s event
Most importantly, there is no doubt our runners were safer with your support. We would certainly have been better able to respond in an emergent situation.
Family, friends and the participants liked the “almost” live coverage we were able to provide via Twitter. This type of media communication was only possible with the help of your Club.
In the next few days and weeks we’ll be working diligently to plan for next year’s Event. Our hope is that your club will consider joining us again next year. We look forward to hearing more about your ideas to continue making progress.
Mark Twain Endurance Runs is a much better event when partnered with SARC.
Hello everybody! My name is Frank Faherty, KE0FDC.I have been a member of the club for over a year now. I was able to participate in Field Day this year and truly enjoyed myself. In the process of having so much fun, I saw a lot of things that we as a club did right and things that we could have done better. I want to make Field Day 2017 better than last year. With the club leadership’s blessing, I have asked to take on the responsibility of planning and making Field Day happen. I can’t do this all by myself and will need the help of everybody in the club. A committee is being formed to take leadership in the area of Contesting which will cover Field Day. I have asked to be the chairman of this committee. In the past year I have found that I have a passion for participating in radiosport contests. Radiosport contests are a great way to build your knowledge of your radio or radios in general, on the air operations and team work skills.
In order to improve on Field Day and for club participation in contests, I would like feedback from all of the members of the club on these two subjects. We need to know what we did right and wrong at Field Day and your thoughts about the club participating in contests. When you think about what could be better, also be thinking of solutions that you as a member of our club can help with. We need everybody to participate in this to make things better!
I want to challenge all the members of our organization to be more active in the club. There are a lot of things that need to be done. Some are technically oriented and some are not. There is something for every member to do. It is easy to set back and let a few people do everything, but it is a lot more fun when everybody helps! It builds teamwork and relationships that last a lifetime. Please feel free to contact me at the club meetings or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and 73!
Frank Faherty, KE0FDC
Good evening and God bless you all:
Prayer List is as follows:
KC0LIR-Clinton-Stage 5 Kidney failure.
AA0FR-Jay-problem with memory.
Dee-going through struggles.
Roger-KC0QFS-Rick’s friend, not doing well is having radiation treatment on Wednesday.
KD0JVA-P.W.-follow up on neck surgery.
KB0DOG-Jerry’s wife, ILSE- Hip surgery coming along real good.
KC0JEL-Cathy’s Aunt Donna.
Dean, Debbie and families.
Ray, Cory, Autumn, Katie and all our men and women serving in the armed services.
Israel-Our Country-Upcoming Election-Persecuted Christians.
Please pray about all the terrorism around the World, and please remember to pray for all the Policemen, First responders and all who keep us safe.
Thank you to everyone, see you next Monday-GOD WILLING. N0PAH-Betty.
The primary parts for the new AllStar Link repeater controller have arrived. A few pics to follow. We’ll need to make a custom cable to attach the RIM Lite to the repeater, but that should be easy enough.
Repeater Controller Parts (playing cards for size)
The Raspberry Pi 3
The inside of the Pi
R Pi 3 USB and Ethernet ports