PCARA
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
PCARA
20 Year Anniversary
N9XH REPEATERS
POLK COUNTY
147.195 + (110.9)
FM/System Fusion

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Fusion Breakfast Part Deux
Fusion Breakfast - Chuck KØORK
Photo: Greg N9CHA
March 22, 2015 - The Fusion Breakfast is an informal group of hams who install and maintain repeaters, or those interested in the new Yaesu System Fusion line of ham equipment. Chuck KØORK is the person who organizes the group and introduces the topics and hams who attend. This was the 2nd of such meetings held at Matthew's Family Restaurant in Circle Pines, MN.
Fusion Breakfast K9EQ
March 22, 2015 - Using the Rigol DSA-815 Spectrum Analyzer is Chris K9EQ as he fine-tunes a set of UHF pass/reject filters. Many who attend the Fusion Breakfast get a chance to have their technical questions asked and answered. Chris is the trustee of the WØMDT 444.525+ repeater which is also a test site for System Fusion.
Fusion Breakfast N9CHA W9GWG W9WS
Photo: Chris KC9NVV
March 22, 2015 - Four members of the PCARA attended the breakfast. Greg N9CHA, Mark W9GWG, Rick W9WS and Chris KC9NVV (taking the photo). At this point, the PCARA is the only Wisconsin group represented. However, the informal meeting is open to all regional hams and more are expected to attend. During the summer months, the group holds a monthly "Hams In The Park" gathering. More information can be found at the HamOperator web site.
 
N9XH VHF System Fusion Repeater ON!
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March 12, 2015 - The club's System Fusion repeater is on the air. At 11:45am, Thursday March 12th, 2015 the repeater was put on the air. The first digital C4FM QSO was at 11:50am between Chuck WD9GWG in Osceola, and Mark W9GWG near the tower shack in Balsam Lake. Pictured above are Mark W9GWG and Chris KC9NVV turning the repeater on.
n9xh_fusion_repeater
March 12, 2015 - The repeater shack layout includes the rack for the Yaesu DR-1X, CAT-250 Controller and link transceivers. Battery backup is included for all equipment including the packet radio and APRS, as well as the N9XH UHF IRLP repeater.
 
 
CLUB
EVENTS
March
9th Net - 9pm
W9WS
14th - Meeting
Balsam Lake
16th Net - 9pm
KB9OBF
23rd Net - 9pm
KC9JIK
30th Net - 9pm

CLUB
OFFICERS
President
Rick W9WS
Vice President
Bill WY9E
Secretary
Greg N9CHA
Treasurer
Chris KC9NVV
N9XH - Polk County Amateur Radio Association - 1732 Forest Circle - Balsam Lake - WI - 54810 - Info@N9XH.org