New ARRL Repeater Directory is Biggest Ever!

With a whopping 31,000+ listings, the new ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters ever! The 2017-2018 edition (46th edition) has 10,000 more listings than the previous edition, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada. Repeater systems are listed by state/province, city, and operating mode. Analog and digital repeater systems are included: FM, FUSION, D-STAR, DMR, NXDN, and P25 systems.

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The 15th Jacksonville Radio FREE Flea is Saturday, March 25th in the big parking lot at Terry Parker Baptist Church at 7024 Merrill Rd. near Townsend Blvd. in Arlington.
The fun starts at sunrise, around 7AM, and continues until noon.  Admission, parking and tailgate space is free, bring your own tables or sell from your car.
An auction begins at 10:30 followed by prize drawings.  Tickets for the prizes are available for a small donation and proceeds go to funding the W4IZ repeaters.
Sell your radio-related accessories and equipment, look for bargains (arrive early), visit with friends and meet those you talk with on the air.
Everyone is invited.

Bylaw Changes To Section 9.01

We are posting this per our by-laws.  At the January meeting we voted to approve when the annual audit was to be done for club.  The bylaws state the audit should be done in October.  The board of directors made a motion to the club to move the audit to January of each year.   An amendment to the bylaws had been drafted and can be viewed here (Click Here).  We will vote to finalize and approve this amendment at the March meeting.

If there are any questions, please contact either Don or Scott.

Flash Back In Time!

This image was provided by Howard Olsen and in the picture is Larry Filzen. Larry is seated in bottom of photo in the middle. Howard is the 3rd person standing left to right.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds to U.S. House Passage, Heads to U.S. Senate

Just 10 days after being introduced, the 2017 Amateur Radio Parity Act legislation, H.R. 555, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week on unanimous consent under a suspension of House rules. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which won House approval late last summer after attracting 126 co-sponsors, but failed to clear the U.S. Senate last fall as the 114th Congress wound down. The new bill, again sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), was introduced on January 13 with initial co-sponsorship by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), who chairs the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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