Undergraduate Expo – April 4, 2013 12:30PM

The Catamount Amateur Radio Group will be presenting on Atmospheric Stratification of Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs) and Capture of Electromagnetic Phenomenon in the Southern Appellation Mountain Region tomorrow under the direction of one of our own- Michele Coke, KK4NRB.

We will be in the Catamount Room, in the University Center on WCU’s Campus. The presentation will begin at 12:30PM. For those of you familiar with our regular meeting room (the Dogwood Room), the Catamount Room is right down the hall.

Hope to see you all there!

Club Meeting – March 21, 2013

Our Next Club Meeting will be on Thursday March 21, 2013. This meeting is a week early due to spring break at the university. The meeting will take place at 7PM in the ROGERS ROOM at the University Center, on WCU’s campus.

Talk in will be on the club repeater (K4WCU 444.975+ 131.8) or by phone, 828.5151.HAM. See Y’all there!

Catamount-5 To Fly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Our Next Balloon Launch will be coming up on Saturday February 16, 2013. We are expecting to beging assembly and launch of the balloon around 8AM, at the Jackson County Airport.

We are still looking for people who are interested in assisting with chasing and recovering the balloon. If you are interested in attending the launch, please contact us, by means of our contact us page. We will all be monitoring the K4WCU Repeater saturday morning, and be using IRLP reflector 9444 as our central hub for communications.

We will be using the same APRS Callsign of K4WCU-11, and using the same beacon frequency and recovery equipment. We hope that if you cannot attend the launch, you will follow and listen along! Thanks to all of you who have interest in this project.

UPDATE: Launch Rescheduled due to launch issues. Look for us again on April 27.

Club Meeting – February 28, 2013

Our Next Club meeting will be held on Thursday February 28, 2013, in the Dogwood Room, which is housed inside the University Center on Campus. At this time we should be having a small presentation on participation in public service events.

Talk in will be on the club repeater (K4WCU) 444.975+ 100.0, or by calling us- (828) 5151 HAM. Hope to see you all there!

K4WCU Machine Hosts IRLP Node

The W3WDD EchoIRLP Node has been moved to the K4WCU Repeater. You can connect to this node by dialing 8755 on IRLP or 789963 on EchoLink. Our Nets will now meet on the 444.975 K4WCU Machine Primarily with extended coverage to the K4RCC 444.875 Machine VIA IRLP.

Much Thanks to Russ, K4RCC for his work on troubleshooting the machine with us, as we worked to get the IRLP node Active on the new machine.

The EchoIRLP node is an open system, and we welcome everyone to use it!

K4WCU Repeater CTCSS Change

The Tone on the K4WCU repeater has been changed from 131.8 to 100.0.

The replacement of this tone will help keep out unwanted interference and allow an IRLP node to function on the club repeater. We will hold our net this week on the 700 one more time before moving the IRLP node to the K4WCU machine. After this week our nets will be moved to the K4WCU Machine Primarily, and stil take place VIA IRLP to the K4RCC 875 Repeater.

We will make a reminder announcement during our coming meeting, on the 24th.

Club Meeting – January 24, 2013

Welcome Back Catamounts! We will have our first meeting of the new year on Thursday January 24, 2013, at 7PM in the Dogwood Room of the University Center. We are hoping to have a program on how to use IRLP (The Internet Radio Linking Project) and what it can do!

Talk in is on the 444.975+ 131.8 Repeater (K4WCU), or call us at (828) 5151-HAM.

K4WCU Repeater Finds New Home

As of Sunday, (12/23/12) The K4WCU Repeater has been relocated to the top of Reservoir Ridge. It’s new location should serve Cullowhee flawlessly, and potentially add improved service to the surrounding areas such as Tuckaseegee and Sylva. Can you now hit the repeater? We’d love to hear about it. Please give us your report by commenting on this article, We’d love to know how the location effects your coverage. We look forward to testing it’s coverage more extensively when we return to the area for the spring semester. Information on how to access the repeater can be found on the “Repeater” Tab above.

Much thanks to Russ, K4RCC for his efforts and work to obtaining permission to use the site, and getting the repeater installed!