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Weekly Training Meeting
May 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The club has purchased a 50 W 70cm repeater which we propose putting in place at the city animal shelter where they have a large existing 120 foot tower. The club is contacting the Utah frequency coordinator to obtain a frequency pair for this repeater, and we are also obtaining the programing cables required for the Motorola radios included. Murray City will be funding the cost of the repeater hardware itself, Dan is donating a UHF antenna, and the club members have donated funds to cover cost of heliax cable to connect the repeater to the antenna.
June 1st, Dan will be operating at the South Jordan parade. Club members are invited to come and observe how parade operations work so we are ready for the July 4th parade in Murray City.
June 22nd/23rd is field day... club members are encouraged to visit any local club's field day site.
July 4th the club will be supporting communications for the Murray City parade.
August 8th-10th Weber State will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Hamvention
Rick AI3W presented on digital communications and displayed his shiny new Yaesu FT-70D. He talked about D-star (ICOM), DMR (a.k.a. MOTOTRBO), and System Fusion (Yaesu), which are three competing standards for digital radio, and also discussed the WiresX protocol, which is Yaesu's internet connectivity/bridge capabilities.
In Utah, according to the VHF Society, there are 19 D-star capable repeaters, 8 DMR capable repeaters, and 16 Fusion capable repeaters. The Fusion repeaters can also operate in analog mode.