Net Audio Problem Resolved?

As many of you have noticed, the posting of the net’s audio has been flaky as of late. Crackly audio had become the norm and total failures of the recording had been commonplace.

I spent most of an afternoon earlier last week, researching the problem, then testing suggested fixes. After that, I recorded the repeater for two days straight without a failure  and with clean audio, then again on Sunday’s net. All seems well now (fingers crossed).

I hope you all enjoy the website and Net audio, I spend a significant amount of my spare time maintaining this site and trying to keep the audio up to date.

Chris – KC0TKS

 

 

WWV – NIST Station

 

NIST station WWV and sister stations are among the oldest radio stations in the United States, having been in continuous operation since May 1920. The station has transmitted the official US Time for nearly 100 years, and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education. Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity, and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/maintain-funding-nist-stations-wwv-wwvh

For your information and consideration.

 

Paul, KD0ETL

Welcome, Missouri State Fair Visitors

Hams who are visiting the Missouri State Fair are  invited to utilize our repeater while they are in town.

We have operators who monitor daily and can answer most questions you might have about your visit to Sedalia. We also have a 2 meter net on our repeater that will happen twice during the fair, once on Sunday the 15th and again on the last day of the fair on the 22nd, both at 8pm. Please check in, we’d love to hear from you!

Several area hams also monitor 146.52. Give a call there also if you need assistance during the fair.

Statistics suggest that approximately 79 hams per day may visit this year’s fair as hams comprise .248% of the US population.  We hope to hear from every one of you!

Repeater info:
 
147.03 MHz with a 
non-standard negative 
offset that you will
have to manually
program.
(Your radio will assume
a + offset.)
Input is 146.43 

179.9 PL tone 

Net is on Sundays, 8:00pm

Who ‘Ya gonna Call? …

Bret, KDØUSK and John, NØEE inspect their work at the QTH of Harry, KAØTTY

No not the Ghostbusters.  You call upon the fellow members of S.P.A.R.K.  The other day, John, NØEE and Bret, KDØUSK stopped by to help me put up an antenna so I could finally get a base station on the air. 
 
In the past, I can remember being on the other side, climbing, lifting, and pulling cables.  It was a rewarding feeling helping out.  It never occurred to me that some day I would be on the receiving side.  The assistance from Bret and John is certainly appreciated.  Thank-You!
 
If anyone else needs help on a project.  Programming that new radio. Installing or operating that new software. Upgrading a license. Installing an antenna. Or, just getting on the air.  All you have to do is say something and someone from SPARK will step up.  The expertise and talent is pretty broad in the group.  Someone will be able to help you out.
 
Thanks again for the help.
Harry, KAØTTY