As we wrap up final exams and finish the semester, I hope everyone had a nice spring semester and is ready for the summer! I’d like to provide some updates and announce some fun summer activities for the club:
The UTARC weekly net. We’d like to invite all interested licensed radio amateurs to a new casual weekly net organized by the UT Amateur Radio Club. The net will take place on Wednesdays at 8 PM central time, on the University-Link repeater system, starting on Wednesday, June 2. This will be a casual roundtable-type net, so I expect that discussions will be mostly about school, radio, summer activities, plans for next semester, etc.
- If you are in or around campus, the repeater to use is 441.325+ (tone 97.4). If you’re in North Austin, try one of the other repeaters. Note that the 444.85 repeater is currently offline.
- If you can’t hit any of the repeaters, try the EchoLink node KA5D-R. If you need help getting set up with a HT or with EchoLink, or need an HT, feel free to reach out!
- If you don’t have your license yet, we can fix that 🙂 and until then, we can arrange something.
- Thanks to Kyle KA5D and the other operators of the KA5D system for making this system available to us, and to Gil KI5BPK and the WCARC New Hams Net for help and resources regarding nets!
New officers. After two years of excellent service as N5XU president, Michael AG5NX decided to pass on the leadership to other club members. After yet another hotly contested election, we would like to announce the new UTARC officers:
President: Sameer Bibikar, KI5EIF
Vice President: Miguel Martinez, KI5LQO
Treasurer: Kenneth Mitra, AG5II
Other activities. We are also planning to be on the air on field day, putting together a new radio-electronics workbench, and getting ready for the fall semester with in-person activities. More news to come! If you’ve got anything you think the club should do, please reach out 🙂
We hope that you’ll join us for our fun activities in the coming summer and fall!