W8VY 147.000 Repeater Downtown Link Returned to Service

The down­town Kala­ma­zoo link on the 147.000 is back in service.

Out­put 147.000 MHz, Neg­a­tive Off­set, CTCSS (PL) 127.3


March 2015 Skywarn Training

From Kala­ma­zoo County RACES/ARES:

"Good Afternoon,

This is a reminder that we are hosting NWS Skywarn training on March 11th, 2015, at Portage City Hall in the Council Chamber.  The program will start at 7:00 PM and will be in place of the regular March RACES meeting.

This NWS program is open to the public. This is a great opportunity for us to Promote RACES and Skywarn to the public, generating greater awareness of our service to the community.

Keith Thompson, meteorologist for WWMT3 will MC the event and we will have a few door prizes to hand out. Please make every effort to attend this event.

Gary Wight­man — WA8MCD”

February 19th KARC Meeting CANCELED!

Due to the cur­rent weather sit­u­a­tion, the Gen­eral Mem­ber­ship meet­ing sched­uled for Thurs­day evening the 19th, has been can­celed and resched­uled for next Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 26th. Same time, same place!

The monthly Board meet­ing is still sched­uled for next Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 24th at 6:30 PM, also at the Red Cross.

ARRL Field Day 2015 Field Day Packet Now Online


The com­plete 2015 ARRL Field Day packet is now online. There are no rule changes for 2015. Field Day 2015 takes place June 27 – 28.

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful Cen­ten­nial QSO Party with on-the-air activ­ity at an all-time high, we are very excited for this year’s event and hope that indi­vid­u­als and clubs will carry their enthu­si­asm over to Field Day,” said ARRL Con­test Branch Man­ager Matt Wil­helm, W1MSW.

ARRL Field Day is the most pop­u­lar on-the-air event held annu­ally in the US and Canada. On the fourth week­end of June, more than 35,000 radio ama­teurs gather with their clubs, groups or sim­ply with friends to oper­ate from remote locations.

Par­tic­i­pants are encour­aged to reg­is­ter their Field Day oper­a­tions using the FD Site Loca­tor. Field Day gear will be avail­able by March 1.

If you have ques­tions about Field Day, e-mail, or call 860−594−0232.


W8VY 147.000 Repeater Downtown Link

Sev­eral peo­ple have reported issues with rapid key­ing of the repeater.  As a result, the Down­town link has been turned off until the exact source of the prob­lem can be found.


John AC8JW