"Whiskey 8 Quack Quack Quack" ~ Established: January, 1958 an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1961
IARU: 2 Grid Square EN72wx Latitude: 42.9819 N Longitude: -84.1164 W Alitude: 760 ft.
Meets at: James P. Capitan Center, Lower Level; 149 E. Corunna Ave.; Corunna, MI 48817 Monthly: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
You're invited to a SARA club meeting! 7:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Corunna, MI.
Contact us at: SARA / W8QQQ <Email>
Page Last Updated: 31-May-2021
SARA Calendar from the W8SHI site.
Details: VE Testing.
CONTACT US: SARA / W8QQQ <Email>
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A couple of SARA members bought 'Zumspot / Nextion Pi-Star Kits' and we are sharing information and links for the setup here. Hamvention 2019 was a good time! Have more fun! Here are some papers and links to get moving with a ZUM spot / Nextion Display / Raspberry Pi 3B.
First, get this document: Ham Radio Outlet's ZUMSPOT 2.4 Nextion Startup Guide and follow their excellent directions, is is simple to get going. The following links are 'cleaned' and re-shown below for further reference.
Pi-Star is great software for digital voice hotspots and repeaters. It can handle DMR, D-STAR, and YSF, as well as P25, NXDN, POCSAG, and some cross modes when used with a multi-mode digital voice modem that supports those modes. Read about it in Playing with Pi-Star by KE0FHS, an additional paper on configuring and using Pi-Star.
In general, members found the ZUM spot easy to use.
Highspeed Multimedia [HSMM] ~ Broadband Ham Network [BBHN] efforts are have been declining in recent years. The activity was not a 'club' sponsored activiity and the group shifted to using a cabled high speed switch for Field Day efforts. The goup members provide the operating site networking support for SARA's activities. Usually recently we have been using stations, each using a computer logging program on the 'linked system' for smooth operation. Networking details may be captured here to assist members in keeping things coordinated.
SARA had previously utilized the HSMM/BBHN hardware for Field Day logging and linking of the various station positions. It was a great way of keeping things synced up in the field. We did not continue to expand into a 'county-wide' BBHN emergency network. We decided we did not have enough resources to make it functional. We have thus closed this topic (for the foreseeable future). We have no current-future plans regarding the HSMM network.
A large amount of Raspberry Pi information links:
That is a couple of years worth of reading on RPi...GREAT 'FREE Information"! Enjoy.
If you want to start working with Arduinos then the following may interest you.