cancelled – BitX & Winlink Tuesday Library Meeting

Due to the current weather conditions, todays meeting at the library has been cancelled (Tuesday Jan 16, 2018)


uBitX, BitX40, & Winlink

Regarding the Breakfast Meeting:
We are expecting snow for Tuesday Jan, 16th morning, 1 to 2 inches, which will make travel difficult for restaurant staff and guests. I cannot say what will happen, but if there is significant snow on the roads at 6am I will not attempt to negotiate the traffic. If not I will brave the cold and see if they are open. I will be monitoring the .21 machine starting around 6am.

Regarding the Library Meeting:
Even if the restaurant is closed or unaccessible, I will try to make it to the library by 9 am unless Brentwood says not to. I will be monitoring .21 starting around 8:30 am.

I have the Fall Conference room at the Brentwood Library reserved tomorrow from 9am to noon. I will bring parts bins and programming computer.

Winlink help will be offered as well.

I am still printing some more microphones to bring to the library (and breakfast meeting) on Tuesday. Tell me if you want one and what color.

Dave, KI4PSR



Brentwood Library


Winlink Training with ICS-213 at Home Exercise II

Winlink Training with ICS-213 at Home Exercise II

Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1 pm to 2 pm Central after the Chew & Chat

WCARES Winlink Training with ICS-213 Home Exercise II will take place on Saturday, February the 17th between 1pm and 2pm (after the next Chew & Chat). It will run one hour instead of two.

More information can be found here:


Go Box, Drop Kit radio equipment configuration session

PSC Classroom Event, Saturday 24th of March, from 8 am till noon.

Dave, KI4PSR, will facilitate a “Go Box, Drop Kit radio equipment configuration session” at a classroom in the Public Safety Center.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail .

The principal focus is on putting together a portable radio kit for UHF/VHF voice and Winlink.

Participants will design and start creating basic, simple portable radio systems including UHF/VHF radios, TNC, computer interface cabling, power supply and/or battery.

Target participants:

  • New hams to learn what a go box kit means and includes from a radio perspective.
  • Hams with an assembled kit to test and verify (hams uncertain if it works).
  • Hams needing suggestions and parts lists/venders of required equipment, programming.
  •  Hams needing simple connections and adaptors made (Coax, power poles, DIN cables wiring).

Support offered:

  • Information document with drawings and parts list to send out before the event so participants can order what they might need.
  • Email support to answer questions and supply information prior to the event.
  • Building assistance at the event, testing, programming, training.


  •  For this initial event, the number of participants will be limited to no more than 20.

Participants need to be as prepared as they can be considering their experience…this must be a do it yourself event requiring participants active involvement to the extent of their ability


  • Volunteers with experience, equipment, and tools. Experienced builders to bring parts like speakers TNCs and cables for donation or sale.