Ham Nets @ WiresX network

Here are some of the nets I have found on the web that can be found on the Yaesu WiresX network.  Which you can now connect to on the Steel City 444.45 Mhz UHF repeater. Just connect to the room number by pressing the pound symbol before and after the room number. For example #21080# then to disconnect press the star key *

Time EDT    - Room # - Description
Tue 7:30 PM - 21379 - NW Texas Repeater Link Informal net
Tue 8:30 PM - 21659 - Nebraska Ragchew Net
Wed 8:30 PM - 40234 - San Antonio Digital Net (Tech and social)
Wed 9:00 PM - 40678 - Canadian Net
Fri 0030 UTC - 28418 - TGIF Room
Sat 9:00 PM - 21080 - America Link’s Round Table Rag Chew
Sat 9:00 PM - 21636 - Digital Amateur Radio Club Net
Sun 9:00 PM - 21733 - Oklahoma Link
Sun 9:00 PM - 43035 - SPRC Digital Net

How to use the WireX @ SCARC UHF Repeater

We are currently testing our WireX connection to the Internet on our UHF repeater.  WireX is a way to inter connection radio to other radios/repeater around the whole world.  Each station or repeater has a User ID and a Room ID. By connecting to the User ID let one user connect to the station, whereas connecting to the Room ID let you connect to that person/club chat room where multiple users can have a voice chat with many other users.

The Steel City UHF repeater has a User ID of 33352 and its Room ID is 43352.  You can find other station ID by clicking on the User List link below.  This will list every other user id from around the world.  Also listed there is their Room ID which lets you have a group chat via that station.

To connect to another station or room is first find their user ID or Room ID number it is an 5 digital number.  For example the popular chat room America Link room ID is 21080 so using your mobile or HT on our UHF 444.45 Mhz repeater frequence you would DTMF the follow code #21080# which would let you connect to the room.  At this point whatever you say to go though our repeater and come out to every other user that is also signed into the America Link chat room.   When your done chatting with the other users you disconnect you just DTMF the “*” star key.

Link to find other users User ID and Room ID‘s:
https://www.yaesu.com/jp/en/wires-x/id/id_usa.php

Link to Yaesu website to find out more information about how use WireX:
https://www.yaesu.com/jp/en/wires-x/user/index.php

W8AOK – SK

W8AOK

W8AOK Alan Bruce Cressler

Some of you knew Bruce Cressler – W8AOK. He helped me built the 2nd edition of the SCARC website 20 years ago. He was made am honorary remote member for his efforts. Over the past year he battled health issues and recently ended up on the wrong side of the fight. He went SK a few months back. I was asked to speak at his memorial service this past weekend and felt very privileged to do so. Some of you met him when he’d come to town for a visit otherwise he spent time in Detroit and eventually from a 2500 foot hilltop in Helvetia, WV. Been there? I didn’t think so. The town’s population at last census was 59…FIFTY NINE..059. After his diagnosis he decided to get his Extra class. Who does this with an unknown amount of time left on this blue planet? He did. Education was his goal in life. He spent many a night on that mountain top collecting QSL cards from far off places and loved every minute of it. At his memorial I ended my tribute with DI DI DI DAH DI DAH.

From:
W3WTW de Tim

W8AOK QRZ Page

WireX Steel City Node Online @ 444.45 Mhz

Final testing is now taking place!  Karl KA3VXJ and myself have been  working hard on getting a computer to load the WireX software and getting it hooked up to the 440 machine. It is working so far in analog mode but you can now connect to other stations and rooms.   Our first contact was with a guy in Portland, OR not to bad for UHF FM. We listen and got to ask some questions about WireX on the Saturday night net on the American Link room which is on Saturday nights at 9 pm.

So if you want to try it out the Steel City node number is: 33352  and like I said we are still working on getting some bugs worked out. Some of the items are, getting the digital side working.. And to find a permanent computer solution since we are running it on a trail license. We also need some help getting someone from outside our area to try to remotely connect to our node.

Hopefully Karl and myself can give a little demo this next social night.
Christine
N3LRG

Amateur Radio Parity Act Language Inserted in National Defense Authorization Act

05/11/2018 – From the ARRL bulletin  email

ARRL is praising the work of US Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), and Mike Rogers (R-AL) for their successful efforts in securing language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 that aids in the survival and growth of Amateur Radio by giving radio amateurs the right to install an outdoor antenna at their residences with the approval of their homeowners associations. This language — text from the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) — formed the basis for the Courtney-Hartzler-Rogers Amendment to the NDAA.

The amendment, offered by the bipartisan trio and accepted by the House Armed Services Committee by voice vote, will ensure that Amateur Radio operators will continue to play a vital role in disaster communication, when called upon. Amateur Radio has long-standing relationships with the Department of Defense through both the Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) as well as spectrum sharing.

The Armed Services Committee passed the NDAA by a 60-to-1 voice vote after a 14-hour markup that ran well into the night. The bill now awaits House floor action. The Senate will begin its markup of the NDAA during the week of May 21.

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