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.
Packet DX Cluster
Northwest Louisiana Dx Society
The call for the cluster is K5TL, located in Doyline, LA, and owned and
operated by Troy, W5AU. It may currently be accessed via telnet at
"DXC.K5TL.COM" using any standard telnet client. Please feel free to use it
as much as you would like. It also makes a good local mail drop. Mark the
mail as LOCAL and it stays on the K5TL box. If you mark it ALL it will
propagate world wide.
The help manual is located here:
A nice, multi-featured, MS Windows based dx cluster program is on the website
At present there is no RF Packet Link for it, but if there is enough
activity and requests for RF, that would be a future possibility. This
cluster has been operational for over 5 years, and is QRV 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
ARRL Louisiana Section Events and Info
Jun 7-8, 2013 Plano Hamcom - Plano, TX
Jun 22-23, 2013 ARRL Field
New: 60m Rules
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.
VE Test Schedule
Christus Schumpert Hospital
1 St. Mary's Place
Jun 15, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Dec (at Hamfest, Minden, LA)
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