Arkansas Radio Emergency Services Club

Arkansas Radio Emergency Services Club


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Contents
Webmaster Message
Monthly Meeting
Field Day 2017
Public Service Events
Membership Application

Webmaster Message


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This website can also be gotten to via the URL of http://tinyurl.com/arw9q4 ...and it was last updated April 4, 2017.

For some time now, the club has not had a Weekly Traffic Net...but recently completed the moving the N5AT repeater from Arkansas Children's Hospital off of Interstate 630 near the State Capitol Complex, just west of downtown Little Rock, to Baptist Med Center on Kanis Road.

The new repeater location has a ''wider footprint'' than it did at its former location. Currently, it's only putting out 10 watts, until an amplifier gets added. So, for the time being, therefore, the repeater may actually hear you when you can't hear it. The frequency is 145.130 Megahertz, and the PL tone for both input and output is 114.8...(this is a change from earlier, when no PL tone was required).

It's unknown at this time if a traffic net will resume on the repeater once the amplifier is installed. Currently, communications with members and others is done via email, usually once a month, just before the club monthly meeting.

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Monthly Meeting


The Arkansas Radio Emergency Services Club normally meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm, at the Baptist School Of Nursing, at the corner of Colonel Glenn and Bowman Roads in west Little Rock, just west of Interstate 430 and Exit 4. The club meets on the north side of the building, in the first room on the left (Room 1606)...please check the calender for the date of the next meeting. The meetings begin at 7pm, and everyone is invited to attend. The June meeting usually deals with plans for Field Day...and the December meeting is usually the Club Christmas Party. Check the calendar for the exact dates of the second Thursday of the month. Unfortunately, yours truly is NOT able to attend, due to commitments with D-Star Nets on Thursday evenings.

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Field Day 2017


The club will again be operating from the Fort Roots Parade Ground in North Little Rock, on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 2017. The club will be using the callsign N5AT, with Talk-In on 145.130 Mhz. Everybody is invited. Specifics are discussed at the June monthly meeting.

Location: Fort Roots parade ground. That's on the river side of Ft. Roots. There is usually a good breeze off of the Arkansas River. The map and location are shown here...look for the N5AT callsign.

Time: Setup - 9am CDT, Saturday, June 24. Kick-off of contesting - 1pm CDT, Saturday, June 24. End time - 1pm CDT, Sunday, June 25.

Equipment to bring for EVERYone: Bug spray, chairs, water or other drinks. Snacks if you want them.

Remember, this is a FEDERAL Site. No alcohol in the area. No smoking in enclosed areas.

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Public Service Events


One of the functions of amateur radio is helping with public service events. Amateur Radio operators provide communication to race officials and emergency personnel, in case a participant is injured, or another issue occurs. You do NOT have to be a member of the club to participate...just hold the equivalent of a valid U.S. Technician Class or higher amateur radio license. For information on the events, please come to the monthly meetings.

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Membership Information


A membership form, in PDF format, is located here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the file. Once filled out, make your check payable to A.R.E.S. Club, and mail it to the address in the form.

Daryl Stout, WX1DER, Webmaster

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