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Effective today, December 3rd 2017, OMARC has moved the "Receive Only" Echolink node from K2GOG-R to WA2MJM-R to reflect that this is an official club resource that all amateurs may now use, OMARC members or not. Key features of the system, along with the call sign change include:
Reception all three OMARC repeaters via one node. The 146.805, 147.255 and 147.745 repeaters can be heard via the WA2MJM-R Echolink connection. One at a time, but our repeaters are not all always busy at the same time so not a big issue.
Experimental simplex reception from 28MHz to 1.2 GHz is now possible for all the official FM calling frequencies
Experimental National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Alerts are accessible via WA2MJM-R and limited to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam County. During bad weather, WXL37 162.475 MHz automatically patches in to the WA2MJM-R node and then reverts back after the alert is over.
This tool will allow the entire global amateur community to listen in to our repeaters and also monitor local simplex activity near a major transportation conduit in our area known as the Rhinecliff-Kingston Bridge along with local hazardous weather.
Please look for WA2MJM-R as a node to connect to on Echolink.
K2GOG-R will be converting to K2GOG-L which will allow limited two way access to our repeaters and will be discussed at our next OMARC meeting regarding a schedule for that.
The OMARC repeater committee is busy on many other projects to serve our membership and we appreciate your support and use of these resources, so please give WA2MJM-R a try.
Tonight (Sunday) is the OMARC New Ham Net which may be a good opportunity to listen in at 9:00 PM local time if you are normally out of range of our 146.805 Repeater.
Tuesday is the Farmers & Gardeners Net at 9:30 PM on 146.805 Repeater
Thursday evening is the rebooted "Rag Net" on 146.805 Repeater and will leave it up to you when to listen in for that.