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We'll be providing much more D-Star information to the site, including tutorials and status updates.
Some of us have been playing with a new area in ham radio, using wireless routers with updated firmware, operating on ham bands, to have a "mesh" style network. If you're looking for something new to play with and like tinkering with computers then this may be the thing for you. Check out this website for more information. We'll be posting our own updates here in the future.
We're still looking to do some fox hunting (searching for a hidden transmitter. Anyone with a handheld transciever or even a scanner can participate. Contact John Playford if you're interested. We're hoping we'll do this once or twice a year and we'll be updating everyone here.
|Officers are elected annually and serve one year terms. The Net Manager position is appointed.
Election time is approaching, so if you're interested in running for a position, now is the time to voice your interest. The upcoming elections will be a topic at our next meeting, so attendance by our members is of the utmost importance!
The WGARS group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Ryans in Carrollton. We're looking for alternative meeting locations, so if anyone has any suggestions please pass along to any one of our officers. We've recently discussed moving the meetings to another day, even a weekend breakfast. We'd love to hear suggestions either by email, on our weekly net, or at our meeting(s).
The WGARS hosts a weekly Monday night net at 8:00pm on the 146.640mhz repeater with a negative offset and a 131.8hz sub-audible tone. All amateur radio operators are invited and encouraged to participate. The net encourages stations checking in to share everything from an interesting bit of knowledge to how their week has gone.
Although not a WGARS net, WGARS supports the local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) net, which takes place at 8:00PM on Thursdays on the same repeater. This is a more formal net with a training session and round-table discussion. This net is also open to all amateur radio operators.
The West Georgia Amateur Radio Society serves Carroll, Haralson, Douglas, and Paulding Counties, but welcome members from anywhere.
WGARS, through the generosity of Tim Jones, operates on a standard FM repeater on 146.640mhz with a negative offset and a 131.8hz sub-audible tone. The club also operate a D-Star repeater repeater on 444.075mhz + 5, courtesy of Tim Tyson (KB4TIW) and Tom Kocourec (N4FWD). Both repeaters use the W4FWD call sign.
The WGARS holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Check the calendar for exact location and time.
The club may be reached by emailing the club at , contact the officers of the club directly via our contact portal, or by postal mail: POBOX 1535, Carrollton, GA 30117.
The club hosts a weekly net on 146.640 repeater on Monday nights at 8:00pm. All amateur radio operators are welcome to participate.
The Carroll County ARES group conducts a weekly net on Thursdays at 8:00pm. All amateur radio operators we welcome to participate.