DARCI

DARCI Easy Net

The DARCI, the Dominica Amateur Radio Club, has started a new daily net on their UHF / VHF repeater network: The DARCI Easy Net.
This net will start every evening at 7PM.  The net will cede to the Caribbean IRLP net on Tuesdays.
Access to the net is mainly via the UHF repeater on 442.100 (+5.000 tone 103.5) also via the Au Gens link on 146.640 (-0.600 tone  103.5), it can also be joined via EchoLink node 948514 (J73Z)
DARCI is looking forward to hearing your participation to this net!

The DARCI also runs a Early Morning Rush hour Net on the same repeater all weekdays at 7:30 AM

73 de Hilkiah J73HGL

DARCI Field Day Update!

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On Saturday June 23, 2018, the DARCI, under the stewardship of the Field Day chairman John Mitchel (J73MH), held its second post Hurricane Maria field day at the Marigot Fisheries complex located in the north east of the island (near to the Douglas-Charles airport).
 
The field day was well attended with over 30 persons present, the majority of whom were student hams.  They got a chance to design and build a 80m OCF dipole, assemble and get a station on air (there were 2 HF stations present).  Regional and International contacts were made on various HF bands (20m, 40m, 80m) as well as VHF/UHF with other local hams elsewhere on the island. 
 
Some of the digital modes were explained with FT8 highlighted.  The practicality of Winlink over HF was also exhibited.
 
The day culminated with a mass check-in on the DMR TG91 Worldwide Net (held every Saturday).  The mass check-in caught the attention of the DMR net controllers.
 
The day was a grand success with persons calling for a follow up event.  J73MH advised that the next field day event would take place somewhere in the north of the island.
 
Thank you.
Hilkiah / J73HGL
Secretary , DARCI
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DARCI Field Day 2018

Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc [DARCI] will be having a Field Day exercise tomorrow Saturday 23rd June, 2018. The group will meet in Roseau and go to Marigot where they will setup for the day.
They will be active on VHF/UHF and on HF. On VHF UHF will be on the local repeater of 442.100 +5 tone 103.5 and HF they will be on 80 meters 3.800 Mhz Lsb, on 40 meters  7.210 Mhz Lsb and on 20 meters 14.200 Mhz USB. 
They will be on air from Marigot from 8:30 am, look and listen out for them. Call them let them know they are getting out!

The CEWN wishes the DARCI a successful Field Day 2018!

Edit: Also active on DMR TalkGroup 969 [Dmr Caribbean]

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J7 – DARCI Field Day

The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. (DARCI) held field day number 2 today, April 21 2018. The said day started at 7.30am local time and ended about 1.30pm local time.
The purpose of the field day was to exercise our state of preparedness and expose the novice class and students to a field day and get hands on experience to setting up equipment and to operate and make contact with the other field day stations.
Stations were setup at the following locations: the Club site J73Z at Canefield, Botanic gardens, Police Headquarters, Grandbay, Goodwill, Castle Bruce, Portsmouth, Salsbury and Cappuchine.
During the exercise we communicated via HF radio between all our stations across the island. We also had good communications with Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Anguilla. The students were exposed to all the various modes of communications we can use as hams. The students also made contact with other amateur radio operators. The purpose of the field day exercise was achieved with good attendance and lots of fun.
The frequencies used were 3.800.00 MHz Lsb  and 7.210.00 MHz Lsb.
DARCI thanks all who attended and participated and of course all the operators: J73MBQ, J73EW, J73KW, J73MH, J73AH, J73EJC, J73CI, J73WA, J73HJ, J73CC, J73JT, J73GAR, J72HGL, J73RJ, J79WTA and J72GPG. 
And a special thanks to J73MH John our Field Day Chairman!
73
Roger
J73MBQ

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