2019 ARRL Field Day

Amateur Radio ‘Field Day’ June 22-23, 2019 – Highlighting Science, Skill and Service

Field Day begins at 11 am Saturday and ends at 11 am Sunday. We will begin setting up Friday afternoon around 3 pm, with finishing touches done on Saturday morning. Take down will occur Sunday after 11 am. Lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided to all club members and family attending. If not at Tuesdays club meeting (6/11/19) please contact Michelle Pelkey -KA7OQQ,  by emailing n7oy.lcarc@gmail.com and let her know  you’re coming, so she can give Chef Jim Golden an estimate of participants for meals.

Hope to see you there and hear you on the air.

June Happenings

June’s Club meeting will be on the second Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th in Newport. The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) meeting is at 6:00 pm, and all are welcome to attend both.

ARRL Field Day is Saturday June 22, with setup on Friday and tear down on Sunday. We will once again be setting up at Toledo Waterfront Park. More details to come as we have them.

Meeting Date Change

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we’ve had to move the meeting night a couple times this year. Here are the anticipated meeting dates at the Samaritan Community Health Education Center for 2019:

January 15 – THIRD Tuesday
February 19 – THIRD Tuesday
March 12 – SECOND Tuesday
April 16 – THIRD Tuesday
May 14 – SECOND Tuesday
June 11 – SECOND Tuesday
July 9 – SECOND Tuesday
August – TBD
September 10 – SECOND Tuesday
October 8 – SECOND Tuesday
November 12 – SECOND Tuesday
December 17 – THIRD Tuesday

We’re scheduled to be at the front of the line for next year so hopefully we can land all the Second Tuesdays for our meetings.

See you on the 15th at 6pm at Samaritan CHE, please bring your radios, we will doing a small exercise.


Field Day 2018

Field Day is always the fourth weekend in June, nationwide. Join us at Toledo’s Waterfront Park, from 11am Saturday to Sunday morning.


Amateur License Exams

Due to a conflict, the location for Amateur Radio Exams has changed for the April 14 session. We will be in the McEntee Meeting Room at Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., in Newport. The time is 9 am, as usual. We usually get there at the last minute, so don’t worry. Park in the lower parking lot, and enter through the downstairs door.

Walk-ins are welcome, but it can be helpful to know you’re coming:

choirboy1953 at gmail.com
541 270 4114 (texting works)

Changes to Local Repeaters

Update: No change to the tone on 145.370 yet. Sometimes things take a little longer than anticipated. We now have a link to a document listing local repeaters and other frequencies, under the “Documents”  tab here on the LCARC N7OY.org website.

Recently the Club purchased a Yaesu System Fusion DR-1X for the 147.300 repeater. The repeater is set in Automatic Mode Select (AMS), so it can be used in either YSF digital or FM modes. For FM use, set to Tone Squelch 156.7. The use of Tone Squelch is to prevent FM users from having to listen to the digital noise. There is no “tail’ on the repeater.

Several improvements are being made to the 145.370 (ACS) repeater. The tone will change very soon to 156.7, and eventually the same tone will be added to the output, so you can use Tone Squelch if desired.