January 10, 2015 - The new Yaesu System Fusion DR-1X repeater was introduced during the January club meeting. In November several members contributed money to purchase the new repeater. It was received on the 26th of December and reviewed for its functionality and ease of integration. Fellow hams from Burnett, St. Croix, and Barron Counties attended the meeting in order to get a first look. The repeater is capable of transmitting voice, data, and photos in the C4FM modulation scheme. The unit can also switch back to FM.
January 10, 2015 - Chris KC9NVV and Wayne KC9RBL review the new System Fusion DR-1X repeater. The new rig allows for UHF or VHF operation with a maximum output power of 50 watts. There is an internal controller, however the PCARA will be utilizing an external CAT-250 which will integrate well with the current multi-site and Echolink inputs.
January 10, 2015 - The DR-1X repeater comes as pictured above. Features include an internal speaker, touch screen input interface, internal power supply, battery backup connections, front panel microphone connector and connections for an external controller and WIRES-X Internet linking interface.
From 1945 to Modern Tube Design - NØXC and KC9ROI
Photo: Mike KC9JIK
December 13, 2014 - Steve NØXC and his son Ben KC9ROI brought two very interesting items with them to the December meeting. Steve is holding a 1945 Chelsea 6" Marine Mechanical Radio Room Clock and Ben is holding a home-brew guitar amplifier he recently built.