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               VE3IRO – THE RACCOON NET – PREAMBLE

• WELCOME TO THE RACCOON NET FOR ____________ 201_ , OPERATING FROM THE REPEATER, VE3IRO, WITH ANTENNA LOCATED IN IROQUOIS, ONTARIO AT AN ELEVATION OF APPROXIMATELY 122 FEET (37.2 METRES) ABOVE GROUND.

• FREQUENCY OUTPUT IS 145.290 MHZ, WITH A NEGATIVE OFFSET AND OPTIONAL 100 HZ SUB-AUDIBLE TONE.  YOU CAN ALSO CONNECT TO THE REPEATER VIA IRLP NODE 2091 AND VIA ECHOLINK NODE 364655.

• THIS REPEATER IS MAINTAINED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE IROQUOIS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

• ALL STATIONS WITHIN RANGE OF THIS REPEATER ARE MOST WELCOME TO CHECK IN WITH COMMENTS, SWAPS OR BULLETINS.

• WE SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT THERE ARE THREE OTHER REPEATERS IN THE IROQUOIS GROUP. THEY ARE:

– VA3NDC LOCATED IN WINCHESTER, ON – 146.970 MHz ( – )  CTCSS – 100.0 Hz

– VA3ESD LOCATED AT MORRISBURG, ON – 443.150 MHz ( + )  CTCSS – 110.9 Hz

– VE3SVR LOCATED AT MORRISBURG, ON – 146.760 Mhz ( – )  CTCSS – 110.9 Hz

• YOUR NET CONTROLLER THIS EVENING IS V_ _ _ _ _, THE HANDLE IS ______ AND MY QTH IS _______________________________.

• ORDER OF CHECK-INS:

     a - Emergency or Priority Traffic

     b - Mobile and portable stations

     c - Stations south of the border in Northern New York

     d - Canadian base stations & any other stations .

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SECURING THE NET

     • WE’VE HAD _______ CHECK-INS TONIGHT.

     • THANK YOU FOR CHECKING IN THIS EVENING

     • IF THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER, I WILL RETURN THE REPEATER TO NORMAL AMATEUR RADIO        USE.

73 de V _ _ _ _ _

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information, such as current position reports, of immediate value in a local area.  In addition, all such data is input into the APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) and distributed globally.

The IARC has a number of members active in APRS, some with digipeater and igate capabilities. Click here to view current APRS activity in the Iroquois area.

Raccoon Net Preamble Activity APRS

The IARC annual flea market is generally one of the first such events of the season.  The flea market is well attended with hams from eastern Ontario, Quebec, and northern New York. Admittance is free to the public.  Tables for vendors is $10 per table.  Doors open to the public at 9:00 AM and 8:00 AM for vendors to setup.  There is a 50/50 draw, prizes, and snack/drinks available.  Talkin is available on VE3IRO repeater (145.290).  The flea market is held at the Iroquois Civic Building at 1 Dundas Street, Iroquois.  Click here for a map.

For vendors:  To reserve a table contact Mike, VA3TUF.

Flea Market