W4NGT Ham Radio Club http://www.w4ng...

W4NGT Ham Radio Club http://www.w4ngt.org/repeater.html

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Since: Nov 12

Jefferson, GA

#1 Dec 17, 2012
If you are a ham or want to set your scanner frequency to the local repeater, the information is recorded below.

Breakfast at the Griddle at 9:00 AM on Thursday.

North Georgia Tri-State Amateur Radio Club! W4NGT serves Blairsville, Georgia and surrounding towns. Every Monday night, a net is held on the repeater. Please see the repeater web page for more information.

The first Tuesday of every month, the club meets at the Branan Lodge in Blairsville at 7:00 PM. For more information go to the website.

Club meetings at

The W4NGT repeater is located atop of Ravencliff Mountain. The mountain is 3,656 feet tall. The The repeater uses a Kenwood TKR-750K2. The repeater is running 50 watts, with a ERP of 200 watts. The repeater antenna is using a Hustler G6-144B antenna.

2 Meter Repeater Information:
Identifier: W4NGT
Frequency: 147.210 MHz FM
Offset: Plus (+) 600 KHz
CTCSS (PL Tone): 100.0 Hz

Since: Nov 12

Jefferson, GA

#2 Dec 17, 2012
http://www.arrl.org/ares

Amateur Radio Emergency Service®(ARES) ares_cl.jpg

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service®(ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Since: Nov 12

Jefferson, GA

#3 Dec 17, 2012
http://www.arrl.org/what-is-amateur-radio

What is Amateur Radio?

Most of the time, it's the most fun you can have with a radio. It's a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town or across the country. But it is called the "Amateur Radio Service" because it also has a serious face. It's a very important emergency communications system too. When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called “hams,” enjoy radio technology as a hobby –that’s the fun part. But it's also a service –a vital service that has saved lives again and again when regular communication systems failed.

Amateur Radio kept New York City agencies in touch with each other on September 11th. When hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma destroyed other communications, ham radio provided vital life-and-death capabilities until systems could be rebuilt. Countless lives have been saved where skilled hams acted as emergency communicators to render aid, whether it's during fires, floods, earthquakes or a tornado. But most of the time, hams do what they do because it's just plain fun.
Informed Opinion

Bonita Springs, FL

#4 Dec 19, 2012
I had grandparents that were extraordinarily "into" Ham Radio and enjoyed it a great deal.

When I was a kid, we'd sit in their basement and talk to people on ships and in countries across the world. When natural catastrophes occurred they would help the people effected keep in contact with family and friends.

Ham Operators seemed like great people and great neighbors and they formed a community of friends that helped make my Grandparents lives much richer.

Since: Nov 12

Jefferson, GA

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
I had grandparents that were extraordinarily "into" Ham Radio and enjoyed it a great deal.
When I was a kid, we'd sit in their basement and talk to people on ships and in countries across the world. When natural catastrophes occurred they would help the people effected keep in contact with family and friends.
Ham Operators seemed like great people and great neighbors and they formed a community of friends that helped make my Grandparents lives much richer.
It's a great hobby, Informed. One of my grandsons and I spent time talking on the radio when he comes up. My "shack" is in the basement, too. Even with the Internet, 1930's technology works.

Thanks for dropping by. Last June, we had Field Day at the Farmers Market and we are planning other public events. I met a lot of nice folks from the community. From time to time, I'll let Topix members know about events and happenings.

Since: Nov 12

Jefferson, GA

#6 Dec 19, 2012
Ham Radio Club Breakfast meet-up at the Griddle, 9:00 AM Thursday.

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