our net details

Wednesday

2 Meter - 7:00pm

10 Meter - after 2 Meter Net

6 Meter - after 10 Meter Net

Tuesday

8am Net proposed

Other Slots Open

Anyone interested in starting other nets are welcome

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  • Lodi ARC Membership Fees
    • Single Adult Membership Rate: $20.00 per year
    • Family Membership Rate: $25.00 per year
    • Student Membership Rate: $10.00 per year
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Tech Tips

Allstar


Our radio system is linked to an Allstar Server, Node 27936. This allows us to link our repeater to other repeaters or ALLSTAR Nodes to increase our repeater coverage range. To learn more about ALLSTAR, click here.


iaxRpt - Linking a PC to Allstar


This program a unique GUI client with PTT, COR and Scan used to control one or more radios at one or more locations that are connected to an ALLSTAR server. We are using the ALLSTAR system that provides a popular Asterisk based Radio Over IP server package.
This is how we use this very cool technology:
At a remote site used for repeater back-up and linking, an ALLSTAR Server has been installed, that server is wired into a full duplex base station radio that is on 444.250 Mhz. this radio talks directly to the WB6ASU UHF repeater that is linked into the 147.09 Mhz repeater via RC-210 controller.
The ALLSTAR Server has a "NODE" assigned to it that is being served by the Asterisk program running on the Server. When another ALLSTAR node or iaxRpt GUI Client links to this "NODE", that audio is passed throught the ALLSTAR SERVER, through the "NODE" and routed to the full duplex radio. This results in the audio being sent through the RC-210 Controller and out the 2M port for re-broadcast.

Click here to download the iaxRpt 01.01.46 Installer for Windows.

Install this program to connect to the 147.09 Mhz repeater with your laptop or PC Computer. You will need a good quality microphone or better yet, a good headset to talk using iaxRpt.
You will need this configure your iaxRpt Client in order to use it. The information required to configure the iaxRpt Client can be found here.




HF Propagation


Often we hear HF Reports on our weekly net, that information mostly comes from posted information from those who have made plans well in advance, the rest of the QSO's come from just getting on the air and throwing our call sign out there. By using new tools and technologies we can up the odds of getting more frequent longer distance QSO's. How?? by knowing when and where to look!. It takes more than just a good Solar Flux number to get the contacts, we also have propagation factors based on the ionosphere and troposhere.

By also knowing the MUF or 'Maximum Usable Frequency' we can get an idea of what bands are open or have the best chance for that long distance QSO. I have found this website that has not only the MUF on a map, but also displays the QSO's of those who log them on this website. When I started to use this website, I had an immediate postitive result.
Click on the following link to see the information on this website.

Sporadic-E clouds location and estimated MUF real time map