We serve Dauphin County RACES ( Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and HEARS ( Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Service )

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at The Wharf
Topic: Digital VHF/UHF Radio: Which system is best? What Does it Cost ?
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) at Reeser’s Summit      Output: 146.445   Input: 147.445  Color code 1 (similar to PL tone) linked to two other repeaters
Radios for purchase:
Digital Voice: Is it worth the investment or should we stay with analog?  Soon we may have multiple digital repeaters in the area that can’t communicate with each other. If it is coming regardless of what we do, should we look at them all and pick the best for our area.  We need to examine function, price, and reliability.
1. D-Star  (expensive)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-STAR
3. Fusion  (economical, reliability may be an issue) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ClH3R17m0
4. DMR     (multiple manufacturers w/ competitive pricing)  http://www.dmr-marc.net/FAQ.html http://www.info4u.us/DMR.pdf
Come Thursday, Feb 18, 7 PM, (6 PM for food & drink)  at The Wharf, Derry St, Harrisburg http://thewharfbarandgrill.com/
Gary Blacksmith, WA3CPO, President, CPRA
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at The Wharf
“The History of Broadcast Radio and TV in Harrisburg”
Tim Portzline, Broadcast Engineer
“History of TV 27”
Dan Rapak, WA3ATV, Broadcast Engineer
Both have written books and hopefully will be available for purchase