Radio Club PO Box 1 Auburn ME 04212
Livermore DStar 443.3 OFF THE AIR!!, Lewiston System Fusion 146.61 PL
88.5 Node ID 18483 Room ID
28483, System Fusion Poland 147.315
PL 103.5 out of service tfn, System Fusion Livermore on 146.895-pl 103.5
The November 3rd meeting will be held at the The Great Falls Model
Railroad Club in Auburn at 7 p.m.
Exact address 144 Mill Street Auburn across from Rollys Diner. Thank
you Rick James for the location.
Update on the repeater linking
Livermore and Lewiston is now using the Yaesu Fusion repeaters.
N1DOT and I have figured out what needs to be done to allow C4FM
to pass through, on the local repeaters, (not the link system) the
parameters were nothing close to some instructions detailing the
settings, that was taken from a reputable web site !
(I do not recall if it was a Yaesu web site, or the controller
or an associated io group (e-mail blog)).
The backup Motorola repeater systems, Livermore, Lewiston,
will remain on site, (just in case).
Presently, the Livermore Repeater System is only FM only, (linked-yes)
Check back on this web site for
Club has received a used late model repeater , via Miriam, KC1AIH, at
the Hermon Hamfest this June . She met up with Wayne, WB1GFF, who has
had possession of the unit for sometime now with intent to do more with
it but, has instead donated it to the ARC.
Wayne , in a previous
radio contact, explained to me that the repeater was previously in use
and was a “work horse” for the National Weather Service (I believe in
The unit is a SCR1000 SERIES VHF FM REPEATER. 74 Watt,
Mfg by Spectrum Communications. The supplied documentation appears to
indicate it was produced about 1980-81.
I also learned from him, the ID was burned into an EPROM, (common back
That is something I could use some help with, Anyone with an EPROM
burner, left over from that time ??
Or, anyone in the club up to designing a replacement circuit/
controller to replace the IC PROM ?
Who, in the club, would be willing to tackle this, if feasible? And/or
have the test equipment to check this unit out ?
We could make this a group effort. Any thoughts ? Bring it up at our
next meeting, on the air or in person.
From Androscoggin ARES / RACES
ARES / RACES meeting is a Zoom meeting that the members are sent the
night of the meeting. Anyone can attend, but they need to coordinate
with me at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can get them on the list, no change to the meeting time. It's the
2nd Tuesday of every month at 17:30 Local.
If anyone would like info, we encourage them to join our Thursday net.
Keith Anoe / KE4UCW
Members: it is time to pay your dues. $10 per year for single
$ 15 for family membership per year.
If you are not a member yet please fill out the membership form Membership
Please send checks to the Treasurer,
440 Webber Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240
(help Ivan by also sending a self addressed stamped envelope so he
can send the membership card)
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Just received the letter from ARRL on our Scholarship winner.
Megan Wagner, KC1FGH from Westford, Me.
RESULTS OF EXAM SESSION IN BETHEL August 15, 2020
3 persons came for the exam.
2 techs made General one of them pass there Extra
1 General got his Extra
you proud of your ham shack and want to show it off? Got pictures of
public service events you or your club were involved with? Email us a
picture we can print on the front page of the ACORN newsletter. email newsletter
pictures Thank You.
For a look back at local radio
history from the commercial side watch this on you tube
to The Andy Club Web
The history of WLAM from sign on in 1947 to the present.
Dick Richards WLAM and WQRY meteorologist for many years passed away
recently. Here is a video tribute by Rick and Gwen Rioux. https://fb.watch/v/2614kAqIl/
The next club Breakfast at Kristis' Cafe 767 Minot Ave, Auburn,
Maine is October 27, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.
NCS/President Andy Club 2020 : Lee-W1LWT
news: The Black Mountain Rumford repeater 146.910 is now linked to the
Streaked Mountain repeater 224.62 and the Pikes Hill Norway 147.120
147.285 + PL 88.5 Located on Ring Farm Bridgton ME.
System Fusion Net Friday nights at 8 p.m. on the
Poland repeater 147.315 pl 103.5.
The Lewiston Net is
Thursday night at 7:30 on the 146.61 repeater pl 88.5.
next club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 3rd, 2021 7 p.m.
at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club 144 Mill Street Auburn ME. A
progress report of the linking of our
repeaters together may be discussed and what is next for a club
The FCC will no longer send you a
copy of your new license when you renew or upgrade unless you ask for
A new service to connect hams who
need help with ham projects with those who can help is here
James n1wfo needs an antenna put up at his home, no ladder to climb,
climb out the window and work on the porch roof. Contact Rick
Matt kb1yfn needs a coax and needs help setting up a station and
checking SWR on the HF and VHF bands. Contact him at Matt
a ham yet? Watch this
and others in the series then come to our meetings.
Vice President Pete Thuotte N1ZRL
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Harold Hartley N1LLU
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