IRLP QSO with ND8GA – Gilmour Academy Amateur Radio Club

nd8ga_qslOn Wednesday November 16, ND8GA connected to the W9YB 2m IRLP node (node #4315).  Nick (N9SJA) was pleased to hear the Gilmour Academy on the repeater and made a few contacts with the kids at the school.  Gilmour Academy is a private school located in Gates Mills, OH.  Ken KG8DN was great leading the kids into their first FM IRLP repeater contacts.

The school has several HF radios, VHF/UHF radios and most of their club members are now licensed amateur radio ops!

It was nice to have a QSO with Ken and the club members and hope to hear them again on the air!

For more info on the Gilmour Academy Amateur Radio club please visit https://sites.google.com/a/gilmour.org/gilmour-amateur-radio-club/

73! de Nick N9SJA

 

W9YB Amateur Radio License Exam Session – Sept 10th!

ARRL VECW9YB PARC will be administering an Amateur Radio license exam session on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The testing sessions will begin at 9:00 am and go until 11:00 am.

Location is Rawls Hall, Room 2079 (RAWL 2079)

Registration is preferred.  For more information and to register, please click this link: http://www.w9yb.org/licensing/

W9YB DMR Repeater back online!

DMR-logo-RGB-72DPIThe W9YB 70cm DMR repeater is now back online after some issues.  Thanks to Tim N9DKI for getting it going once again!

The W9YB 70cm DMR repeater is part of the Hoosier DMR repeater network.

W9YB VE Exam Session! Sat, June 25th

VE-patch2W9YB PARC will be administering an Amateur Radio license exam session on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  The testing sessions will begin at 9:00 am and go until 11:00 am.

Location is Rawls Hall, Room 2079 (RAWL 2079)

Registration is preferred.  For more information and to register, please click this link: http://www.w9yb.org/licensing/

 

W9YB at Dayton Hamvention!

W9YB will be attending the 2016 Dayton Hamvention.  Although unfortunately none of our student members can attend this year, there will be several alumnus members that will be manning the W9YB booth at Dayton Hamvention in the flea market area.

W9YB Purdue Amateur Radio Club will be located in spaces FW2781, FW2782, FW2783, FW2784 in the west flea market area.

If your planning on attending Hamvention this year, stop by and see us!

 

73! de W9YB

W9YB 70cm DMR repeater outage

antenna-trans-backDue to a possible antenna or feedline issue the W9YB 70cm DMR repeater is offline.  Tim Miller, Trustee for the W9YB repeater systems took the repeater down on Saturday 4/30.

 

Tim is looking into the problem, but for the time being the repeater is not operational.  Status will be updated here once Tim resolves the issue and puts the repeater back online.

VE-Testing Session – Saturday, Feb 6! GET LICENSED!

VE-patch2W9YB PARC will be administering an Amateur Radio license exam session on Saturday, February 6, 2015.  The testing sessions will begin at 9:00 am and go until 11:00 am.

Location is Rawls Hall, Room 2079 (RAWL 2079)

Registration is preferred.  For more information and to register, please click this link: http://www.w9yb.org/licensing/

Mery Christmas and Happy New Year from W9YB!

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Although the W9YB gang is out celebrating the holidays, we will be back in 2016!  For the next two weeks there most likely will not be anyone manning the shack, but give us a shout on the local repeaters to see who is still in town!

W9YB 2m Repeater – 146.760 – (PL 131.8)
W9YB 70cm Repeater – 444.500 + (PL 131.8)
W9YB DMR repeater – 443.600 (MotoTrbo Digital) LOCAL talkgroup

From all of us at W9YB, Merry Christmas and the BEST DX in 2016!

 

W9YB 220 MHz Repeater is OFFLINE

Homer-DOHWell Murphy will get you every time!  Just 24 hours after my last post bragging about how all 5 of the W9YB repeaters were online and working, our 220 MHz repeater decided to give up its gusto.

The illustrious Tim Miller (N9DKI) sent me an e-mail message informing me of the 220 MHz repeater outage.  He states “All of the RF paths seem OK, the problem seems to be in the audio processing.”

Tim said that he would work on it as soon as he gets some time to do so.

As many friends and members of W9YB know, the old Hamtronics 220 MHz repeater has been hanging on by a thread for years, and we are trying to garner funds to replace it.  It is though the efforts of Tim Miller that it operates most of the time, cobbling bits together to make it work.

Since our 220 MHz repeater doesn’t get too much usage, I doubt that this is any major inconvenience for folks, but we apologize for the outage anyway.

As soon as it comes back online, I will post a message via Twitter, the club e-mail list, and make an updated post here.

For more information about the 220 MHz W9YB repeater and our other repeaters please visit www.w9yb.org/repeater

 

Thanks and 73!  de Nick N9SJA

W9YB 70cm FM repeater is back on the air!

antenna-trans-backThe W9YB 70cm analog FM repeater is now back on the air!  Back this last summer it was taken down so that we could put online the new extremely popular DMR digital repeater.  Since we only had the one 70cm repeater antenna, that was what was used for the DMR repeater initially.  But we also had a spare 70cm repeater antenna, and things needed moved around at the top of Hawkins a bit.  But over the Thanksgiving break Tim (N9DKI) was able to install the spare 70cm repeater antenna and bring the 70cm 444.500 repeater back on the air.

This repeater is very popular with the student members here at W9YB because the UHF signals work better within the confines of the buildings at Purdue University.  So, if you are looking for us on the air the 70cm anaglog FM repeater is a good place to give a shout out for W9YB club members.

Now that the 70cm analog FM repeater is back, currently all 5 of the W9YB repeaters are operational.

 

 

 

Details about the W9YB 70cm FM repeater:

Output (RX) frequency:  444.500 MHz
Input (TX) frequency:  449.500
PL (CTCSS) Tone:  131.8 Hz

Repeater Make:  Motorola
Repeater Model:  MSF 10000
Output Power: about 60 watts
Effective Radiated Power: about 120 watts

Antenna:  Hustler G7 (gain is approx 6 dBi)
Duplexer: Sinclair SD445-4 (4 cavity)

As of now all 5 of the W9YB repeaters are now online and operational.  For more information about our repeater systems please see www.w9yb.org/repeater.

 

73! de W9YB