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WALTHAM 440, UPDATE

On behalf of The Waltham Amateur Radio Association, we would like to thank all parties involved in the replacement of the WA1PBU repeater antenna over the weekend following the storm. Thank you for your donating your time, labor, materials, support and technical support roles. Roger, WA1NVC, Kim, WA1PBU, Will, N1PXA, John, K1BOS, Mike, N1OMJ, Will, KB1QMY, and Bob, K1REM. Thank you. 

Storm damaged antenna after hurricane Sandy hit our area on Monday October, 29, 2012. A replacement was installed on the following weekend.
        Photos courtesy of Richard, N1JDU, Club President.

Waltham ARA maintains five repeaters, all located on Prospect Hill in Waltham, MA.  Our repeaters are open for use by all radio amateurs.  On certain dates, one or more of our repeaters may be reserved exclusively for use by a public service event.

The 146.64 repeater PL has changed. Be sure to set your PL transmit to 136.5

Input (MHz) 

Output (MHz) 

PL In (Hz)

PL Out (Hz)

Callsign 

52.25

53.25

71.9

none

 OFF THE AIR

146.04

146.64

136.5

136.5 *

W1MHL 

223.34

224.94

none 

none

W1MHL

444.075

449.075

88.5

none

W1MHL 

902.1375

927.1375

131.8

100

W1MHL

* The  146.64 repeater is both analog (FM) and digital (Apco P25). FM users can use 136.5 Hz Tone Squelch to mute digital carrier "noise". P25 users should select NAC 293.

EchoLink is available on our 146.64 MHz repeater. Connect to us via W1MHL-R, Node 490278.  To make outgoing connections over the air, touch-tone 64 and the Node number to connect, # to disconnect.  For more information about EchoLink, and to download the free software:  http://www.echolink.org.  A new EchoLink computer, donated by KB1KTT, was installed on 12/15/09, will hopefully make the system more reliable than in recent months.

Important Notice for 2M Repeater Users:
Users of the 146.64 machine, including public service events, are secondary to any RACES emergency use. If RACES is activated, please move to another machine as soon as practical.
 RACES has priority.  

NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE UNIDENTIFIED TRANSMISSIONS

Simple? Yes, but it's often harder than you might think. It means that you do not say anything over the air that acknowledges that transmission.

         Do not say "Did you hear that?"
         Do not say "I couldn't hear you because someone was throwing a carrier"
         Do not complain about it.
         Do not say ANYTHING that would tell the person that he is making it into the repeater.
 

  • Nets on the Waltham ARA 146.64 Repeater:

Net Name

Day

Time Description Net Manager

Waltham Wranglers Swap Net

Wednesday

9:00 P.M. Buy, sell, and trade amateur radio equipment.   Wants and offerings MUST be clearly amateur radio related.
Can't get enough Swap Net? Visit our Yahoo Group, WalthamWranglersSwapNet
John Flood, KB1FQG

Skywarn

As Needed

As Needed Meets as needed during severe weather The Skywarn program helps the National Weather Service protect life and property by using weather spotters and amateur radio operator reports to make precise predictions.  Those interested in participating should be properly trained; several training sessions are coming up. For more info, contact: 
Skywarn Coordinator Rob Macedo KD1CY
Terry Stader, KA8SCP

 

Waltham ARA,   P.O. Box 411,   Waltham, MA 02454
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