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Superstition Amateur Radio Club

The Superstition Amateur Radio Club has something for everyone - whatever your amateur radio interests are, you will find someone in the club to exchange ideas with, learn from, and or teach someone something new. Whether you want to learn CW (Morse code) and work other continents. Build and tune your own antennas, climb mountains and talk to other people around the world with portable equipment with Summits On The Air (SOTA). How about helping others build an Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network using 2.4 GHz , 3.3 GHz and or 5.8 GHz microwave nodes here in Mesa and the surrounding communities. Not only is it a lot of fun to build, you will be able to help out in case of an emergency with the services that you can help provide.

You can even help out the National Weather Service get “eyes on the ground” for weather reporting with Skywarn. Or any number of other activities with the new digital modes of communications that we as Amateur Radio Operators have available to us. You will find there’s always someone that you can chat with while you are learning something new with your Amateur Radio License...

[ The 449.600 Repeater is offline for for some much needed maintenance. ]

The 449.600- Repeater has been off the air late Friday, July 17th and will likely remain off the air for at least a week. If the maintenance work goes longer than that, we will put the backup 449.600 repeater on the air.
The operating environment inside the Stone Castle has gotten too hot for the cooling mechanisms to keep up with the outside heat plus the heat generated by the equipment in the building. During this time the Tech committee will be performing some much-needed maintenance and modifications to the repeater cabinet and the inside of the building. The hope is to improve the overall reliability of the 449.600 repeater and prevent more costly equipment failure. "Update report from Andy:" on the cooling unit for the Stone Castle Repeater, may take longer than a week to repair.
The 147.120+ repeater is fully operational and back to full strength. As well as the 448.275 repeater up on Usery. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this outage could not be postponed any longer.

Thanks Again,
Steve Estes KB7KWK
Tech Committee Chairman

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The Superstition SuperFest Committee is currently meeting via email. Contact the SuperFest Committee Chairman if have any questions.

Email John - KG7NSP chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org

[ Managing and How to Print Your FCC License! ]

I would like to remind everyone of their responsibility to maintain a current mailing address with the FCC. If you are looking to print a copy of your current FCC license (maybe to carry along with your Go bag or on your person), here are the step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish this task.
K7EDT - Ed Taggard 73

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[ Superstition ARC Net News ]

The morning Drive Time Net which runs from 7:00 to 8:00 AM Monday - Friday is looking for a few people to help out as a Net Control Operators. If your interested or have some questions about helping out, please send Dave Muller an email at: k7av@arrl.net

[ News From The Tech Committee ]

The Tech Committee would like to give everyone an update on the music that can be heard in the background on the 147.120 club repeater located on Usery site. We know it annoys some of you and some are really interested in helping us with it. Occasionally one of you likes key up the repeater to listen to the music.
We have been working extensively behind the scenes to network with all the radio transmitter owner/operators on the Usery site to develop a plan to quiet the audible interference. The problem is multi-faceted and involves a couple different parties and we are one of those parties. You may have heard the audio interference come and go over the last week or so. That’s the commercial radio station on Usery working on their part. Others at the site are working on their portion and we are focused on our part.

We have a written plan of what needs to be done and KB7KWK and KA0OBC are working the plan.
Some of the items in the plan involve: Replacing a couple custom made audio cables, replacing a couple of the audio interface boxes, improving the bonding and shielding of our equipment, and adding some new power-line filters. However, the biggest part of our plan is to replace the current equipment rack with a much nicer and fully enclosed metal repeater cabinet. This might take a couple months as everyone working on this project has full time day jobs.

Steve Estes, KB7KWK has done a fantastic job so far and should be commended for all the work he and the rest of the Tech Committee has been doing behind the scenes. Please let them know how much we appreciate their efforts.

Again, thank you for your patience as we work our plan.

Thanks Again,
Steve Estes KB7KWK
Tech Committee Chairman

Report Repeater Problems: tech@sperstitionarc.org

(Last updated 03-17-2020)

[ News From The Communications Committee ]

The Communications Committee has been working on making some changes to the club website. We recently added the Superstition ARC Mesh Node Map. Thanks to Eric KG6WXC for setting up the cloud server that collects the map data hourly and generates all of the data to display the map.

For those who are interested in receiving Email updates from the Superstition Mesh Mail List and or The SuperFest Update Mail List you can use the mail forms lets your join or be removed from either Mail List. The SuperFest updates mail list is located on our: Superstition SuperFest Updates List and for the mesh mail list:Superstition Mesh Mail List

The Officers and Board members would like to thank Dale for all of his hard work and the time he puts into keeping our website's looking good and working so well. We all hope the changes will help get clubs news and information out to the visitors of our website's better than it had been in the past.

The Communications Committee is looking for a club member who has some excellent experience with Face book and would would like to help out on the clubs page, contact Dale N7QJK at the link below for more information...

(Last updated 02-28-2020)

Email Dale N7QJK webmaster@superstitionarc.org

[ Superstition Mesh Network News and Information ]

If you’re interested participating and or helping with this project please contact Steve KB7KWK. You can also signup to receive emails from the Mesh Group's mail list. While we are a part of the Superstition ARC, we are not directly funded by the club. Our funding comes from grants and donations from those who are interested in and have been working on this project. Click on the link below for more information. If your interested in making a donation, to the Mesh Group. We have provided a link below for Mesh Network Info page on the clubs website...

"Mesh Network Information Page."

[ A Note From Dave Muller Communicator Editor ]

Have an idea for an news article, or something you would like to submit for publication? Then use the link below and send it to Dave Muller - K7AV. He can always use articles and photos each month. So help Dave out and submit something today.
A quick note from Dave, I would like to thank those of you who have recently sent in some great articles, Thank You and keep them coming...

[ Submit An Article To The Communicator or ADAW ]

Submission Deadline Publication Date
27th of the month First of the following month
3rd of the month Third week of the month for the following month

Email Dave Muller K7AV editor@superstitionarc.org

[ News From The SuperFest Committee! ]

The 2020 SuperFest Grand Prize Raffle has begun. This year's prizes are:

  • First Prize: Yaesu FT-991A All Band Transceiver
  • Second Prize: Icom IC-7300 HF/50 Transceiver
  • Third Prize: Yaesu FTM-300DR C4FM UHF/VHF Mobile Transceiver

Raffle tickets are available on the Superstitionsuperfest.org website and at the club's General Monthly Meetings, when they resume. Your $2.00 raffle ticket gets you a chance to win one of these three great radios and the proceeds from the raffle help fund all of the club's events throughout the year.

If any of you are interested in helping out on the 2020 SuperFest Committee, contact John Wolven KG7NSP by attending the SuperFest Committee meetings which are normally held just before each monthly club meeting from 6:00 to 6:45 pm. Due to the Club’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SuperFest Committee will hold its monthly meetings via email communication until the normal in-person meetings resume. In the interim, if you’d like to join our committee, please email chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org and we’ll add you to our SuperFest Committee email list. More information will get posted as we move forward with the 2020 SuperFest Event.

The SuperFest Committee is looking to fill a couple of key positions on the Committee. One of those positions is for the SuperFest Committee Chairman and the other is for someone to help organize the hourly prize donations program. If you are interested in becoming more involved with your club, please let the SuperFest Committee know. More information will get posted as we move forward with the 2020 SuperFest Event.

Remember, the SuperFest is the Club’s major annual fund raiser event of each year. Proceeds from the SuperFest help fund club activities throughout the year. With a club membership of over 200, it would he fantastic of more of you could help by joining the SuperFest Committee, or helping out for just an hour or two at the Superfest event.

If any of you are interested in helping out with the 2020 SuperFest contact John Wolven - KG7NSP or attend the meetings which are currently via email due to the current situation. More information will get posted as we move forward with the 2020 SuperFest Event...

Email The SuperFest Committee Chairman: chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org
For general SuperFest questions email: info@superstitionsuperfest.org

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(Last updated 05-24-2020)