Our local QCWA Chapter 85 has come into the possession of several pieces of
amateur radio gear. This equipment came from donations of club members or
their families. The club will sell the equipment and donate all money raised
to a local or national organization that provides scholarships for students
pursuing college or technical level education in electronics or a related
field. The equipment will go to the highest bidder in the local or nearby
Shreveport, LA, area.
The equipment may be viewed
North Louisiana Link System
We sponsor the hub repeater, N5RD, located in Bryceland for the link
system. Our own member, Bill Sullivan, trustee for both N5RD-147.300 and
KB5PKW-145.430, maintains the repeaters.
Skywarn and other emergency communications that may arise may use the link
as need dictates.
Meetings Our monthly meetings are held on
the third Saturday of every month at the Exacta Inn, located in Minden just north
of I-20 at the Minden/Sibley exit. The meeting time 12:15pm, but we usually gather
to have lunch earlier (11:15 - 11:30am). We welcome all - members, guests, amateurs,
and those who are merely interested in the hobby. Please come join us.
Public Service MARA is designated as a Special Service Club. We
participate in many events during the year. These have included Mardi Gras
parades, walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, the Caney Lake Triathlon as well as
Skywarn when the need arises. We are also availble for any communication
needs of north Louisiana.
Skywarn (K5SHV) Operation out of Shreveport uses 146.670 as the
primary repeater. If weather to the east dictates warnings being issued, the
North Louisiana Link System is used.
ARRL Louisiana Section
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Note: The hub repeater, N5RD,
147.300, will now have PL 186.2, encoding only, due to interference.
Note: The ARCOS repeater,
146.670, is now toned with PL 186.2.
Dec 20, 2014 - MARA Hamfest, Minden, LA
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