Monthly Meeting for LPARC 6/4/20
KM6ZWR Jack Saratoga
AA6JY John Yontz
Meeting started at 7:03 using Webex
Meeting minutes from last month approved.
June repeater assignments for KC6TYG LPARC weekly net.
6/23 Dan with SVECS
Bert noticed low voltage module dead. Bert purchased one at $92.
He will be reimbursed.
AB6Vu is up and running off of one solar array panel (instead of 2)
because the low voltage cutoff box is dead. Is connecting to
AE6KE, which is also running well. Mike, Bert, and Austin tested
it. There still need to be some cables connected.
There is a question of whether KC6TYG can connect to the other 2 repeaters for Kathy and Pam.
A simple link is a bit of a problem in that the transmitter and receiver frequencies are too
close to AB6VU frequencies, so there is a problem of crosstalk. Bert is looking
at alternate methods to link all three repeaters.
KC6TYG uses an internal controller. It is identical to AB6VU, so Bert already
knows how it works. It could cost $800. Bert is looking for more dollar-efficient
The Fry's ham flea market may restart July 11th.
Do we want to have the relay event that Dan suggested about a month ago?
There is a Santa Cruz event planned for this weekend. Bert had sent
out an invite this week to the LPARC mailing list.
The exercise requires that the participants fill out the proper forms.
Vest and T-shirts:
Penny may order one for herself. She offered to order vests for others
Kerry Veenstra sent a notice of the ARRL field day event.
Field day this year is going to be at the winery on Loma Prieta.
6/7 Sunday ARES Safe Mobile Exercise in Santa Cruz
6/13 Santa Clara County Field packet drill
6/13 9:00 AM Packet sending practice in Hellier park; signup on Santa Clara ARES site.
6/16 8:30 PM Monthly message passing practice net on the linked Santa Clara repeaters.
Penny and Dan will discus the details of having a multi-repeater relay exercis
next month, as this monther there is the 6/7 ARES Safe Mobie Exercise.
Meeting concluded at 19:45