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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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