Club News

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Club General Meetings are being held at Round Table Pizza in Keizer Station starting February 27th!!

February 13th Board Meeting Minutes posted to site.

Transmitter (Bunny) Hunts

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25th, 1 PM starting at Keizer Station just North of Salem (by the train in the parking lot.)

We’ll be monitoring the 145.33 MHz repeater (tone?). The usual multiple 2m transmitters to find, each on a different frequency to make it easier. Some fairly easy, some more challenging. We usually start picking the transmitters up after a couple hours, but there should be time to find all of them.

SATURDAY MARCH 24th, 1 PM in HILLSBORO / WASHINGTON COUNTY. Start location and talk-in frequency to be announced. Again, expect 4 or 5 transmitters on 2m.

SUPER HUNT: SUNDAY 15 APRIL.

You got your taxes filed (I hope) so we’ll celebrate National Foxhunting Weekend a bit early with LOTS of transmitters spread around the North end of the Willamette Valley. (Should be enough that anyone who wants to can hide at least one, too.)

Current plan is that each transmitter must be audible from somewhere along Highway 99E between Canby and Salem. Start wherever you want, find as many as you feel like.

Details still in the planning stage, but likely it will run much of the day (perhaps 9 - 4?) so you can come out when your schedule permits. We might get together afterwards to swap stories - maybe in Woodburn?

The current plan is at least 10 transmitters on 2m (with several sharing a frequency, so we don’t take up the whole band), with an option for other bands if there is interest. (I might set out a practice ELT on 121.775 MHz.)

If you want to set some out, let me know so we can coordinate in advance.

It helps to give us some advance notice if you think you might come out - that gives us a better idea of likely participation, and we can make sure folks get notified if we have to cancel the hunt due to weather, etc.

As always, I expect to have room in my car for some riders who want to ride along - its a great way to learn. I can also bring some spare equipment to loan if you let me know in advance.

Questions? Want to host a hunt in your area? Let me know and we’ll see what we can do.

Dale WB6BYU
971-226-9628
wb6byu@arrl.net

NOTE: I maintain an email list for people who are interested in transmitter hunting. I don’t share the list with anyone, but I will forward transmitter hunt announcements to the group upon request. If you wish to be removed from the list, please let me know.

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Local Area Repeaters

KE7DLA:
442.500* Tone 100
224.160 Tone 100
224.600* Tone 100
224.960 Tone 100
(224.600 is tied to 442.500)

SRA:
145.330 Tone 186.2

NW Division
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