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Our next meeting will be on January 17th, at 7:00 pm.
Presented by Paul Deeth, WA2YZT,
DRC Member and Broadcast Engineer with KCNC-TV.
Getting the News Story from the Actual Location into Your Home
Paul will give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to transmit live on-scene news back to the television studio and on into your home.
He will show us, with lots of behind-the-scenes pictures, just how much equipment, wiring, and advanced technology it takes.
With a combined total of 45 years experience, the last 20 at the CBS station KCNC-TV as the Transmitter Maintenance Supervisor, Paul can really give us ... "the rest of the story".
Paul holds an FCC 1st class radiotelephone license, and is the winner of 5 Heartland Chapter Emmy awards for Television Engineering Excellence for his engineering work on the Boulder Bolder race remote broadcast. He has been a HAM since 1973 with a General class license. He is the owner of the TRBO UHF repeater at Lookout Mtn., with interconnection to the RM Ham Radio statewide system. He has been working with RM Ham Radio for several years on the State DMR system - installing microwave dishes and antennas at remote sites. He also hosts the D-STAR system at Lookout Mtn.
This will be a fascinating, educational, presentation...
We will be meeting at the Jefferson County Administration & Courts Bldg.
Back Issues of The RoundTable Newsletter are now available on this website.
ATTENTION DRC BRANDMEISTER USERS
The DRC BrandMeister repeater's Local Talk Group id is 310804.
This Talk Group allows connections into the repeater by remote users who either
use a DMR Hotspot or have access to a remote BrandMeister repeater.
Click on the DRC Brandmeister link in the left column to go to the DRC's Brandmeister page
for full information and to download WØTX code plugs.
To read the DRC President's Message from our monthly Club Newsletter, "The RoundTable"...
please click on "President's Message", in the left column.
The complete newsletter, in PDF format, is sent by e-mail to Club members each month.
Are you ready to expand your Amateur Radio horizons?
- Try the DRC 6 Meter Repeater.
Receive it on 53.090 Mhz., transmit to it on 52.090 Mhz., using a 107.2 Hz. access tone.
- Experiment with the 1.25 Meter Band using our 220 Repeater.
Receive on 224.380 MHz., transmit on 222.780 MHz., using a 100.0 Hz access tone.
- And, if you have packet capability --
Our HF-VHF Packet Gateway will let you work the world on packet through the gateway node WØTX-7.
Try it at 145.05 Mhz on 2 meters or 14.105 Mhz on 20 meters
These repeaters and the packet gateway (2M side) can be used by
all hams with Technician class and above licenses.
They are located west of Denver in Lakewood, providing local metropolitan area coverage -
however, they are not wide area repeaters.
And, remember that our wide area repeater on Squaw Mountain, 449.350,
is also an EchoLink® station, number 4140.
Call your out of town ham friends, or have them call you
by connecting through their local EchoLink® station or their PC.
Please click on our DRC Repeaters Page...in the left column...
it has photos showing our EchoLink® repeater location.
Ready for your Ham license? Time to Upgrade? Need to find a VE Testing Session?
New WANTED and/or FOR SALE items have been posted.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin
Michael Vespoli, KEØHFH; and Brennan Pate, ADØUZ;
are our Emergency Communications Coordinators.
For important information regarding Emergency Communications,
Click on "EmComm Info", in the left column.
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