The following is the gateway Channel information for the KK4BSK winlink gateway.
It has been suggested that HCARC hold an extended version of our Closed Hospital Net, which is normally held the second Wednesday of each month. The purpose of the extension would be to allow those healthcare affiliated workers who are on duty at night to be allowed to check in. Moving forward, beginning in February 2018, the closed hospital net will be held at 01:00 hours, controlled by Lloyd Palmer, N4GHP, and at 13:00 hours controlled by Johnnie Knoblock, KJ4OPX. If you are up those hours of the day or night, either working or whatever, please make plans to check in.
Summer has arrived! Spring didn’t last long enough; 90’s all week long. But don’t let the heat get you down. Get out under the shade trees, set up that station, and work the world. You’ll be glad you did! Remember, stay cool, stay hydrated, and enjoy!
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and we’ll review your request. Please keep it related to ham radio, and we’ll do our best to get it posted. Thanks!
The minutes for the most recent HCARC meeting will now be posted in the “Members Area”, located under the heading of “About Us” in the drop down box at the top of the page. Here you’ll find all the topics of discussion and their outcomes addressed at the club’s most recent meeting. Any questions, check it out! If you need help with the password, contact any the club officers and they will be glad to assist!
There are a lot of local nets in our area, from Birmingham to points north, south, east, and west! Below is a listing of most of those nets that you can participate in from your location. I’m sure that the net managers would be glad to have you check in from time to time, so go for it, and enjoy! Besides, it’s great training for those times when you’ll need the experience!
7:00pm – ALERT Net 146.88 – (88.5)
8:00pm – Alabama Simplex Net 146.58 simplex
8:00pm – Blount Co ARC Net 146.70 – (91.5)
8:30pm – West Alabama Emergency Net (Tuscaloosa) 146.820 – (118.8) or 443.825 + (118.8)
7:00pm-HCARC 70cm ARES Net-444.100 – (162.2)
8:00pm – HCARC Net 146.76 – (88.5; 94.8; 114.8) or 443.175 + (131.8) or 443.7+ (131.8) or KK4BSK-R on Echolink
8:00pm – Walker Co ARC Net 146.64 –
8:00pm – SCARC Net 146.98 – (88.5)
8:00pm – St. Clair ARC Net 145.13 – (103.5)
8:30pm – Central AL D-Star Net 145.41
9:00pm – BARC Net 146.88 – (88.5)
8:00pm – Walker Co ARES Net 147.37 +
8:30pm – Fayette County ARES Training Net 147.200 + (110.9) and the last one or two have been tied to KK4BSK via echolink so it is also reachable via all of the HCARC info.
9:00pm – Sylvan Springs 147.14 – (156.7) or Hueytown repeater (127.3) HT Link.
Daily Nets on HF:
Daily 0930 HRS / Daily Alabama Day Net 3.965
Daily 1830 HRS / Sunday 0800 Alabama Traffic Net “Mike” 3.965
Hurricane Net 14.325 http://www.hwn.org/
Alabama ARES – RTTY/PSK – 2:30pm Winter – 3:30pm Summer 7.110MHz 2030 UTC
Alabama ARES – 3pm Winter – 4pm Summer – 7.243