March 14, 2017
The Winlink project is progressing, and Mike KC9HQV and Yogi WN9Q gave a demo. APRS was causing issues and have been turned off. TeamViewer Software will be added to the computer to aid in remote troubleshooting. Mike and Yogi would like to set up Winlink and digital nets.
The updated MOU has been delivered and is being reviewed by HFMMC staff.
John Meyer NZ9Z reports that the 440 repeater cannot go to Sri Lanka due to their frequency management policy. He is coordinating pick up of the equipment. Disposition of the repeater will be determined at a future time.
We have terminated the post office box lease.
Anne KC9YL used a slide show to demonstrate the ins and outs of Echolink.
The software is free and easy to set up. Hams all over the world can communicate with each other through an Echolink repeater with a handheld, or a computer/laptop or smart phone. Echolink is great for new hams who are “mike shy” or who may not have adequate radios/antennas. It’s also a great way for Technicians to get a taste of DX, even if they do not have HF privileges.