January 2022

DEC Bulletin

I hope everyone reading this had Happy Holidays and I hope your New Year in 2022 will be prosperous. I hope Santa left the new radio or accessary under your Christmas tree.

For 2022 EPCARES will continue to finish up the American Red Cross (ARC) amateur radio station. Things are starting to come together nicely. The station has a Kenwood TM-V71A UHF/VHF radio and a ICOM 7300 HF radio. The antennas are a Diamond X50A and a 5-band trap dipole.

EPCARES is looking for two ARCT (Amateur Radio Communications Teams) Type 2 and Four ARCT Type 5 operators to provide radio support to the ARC. For more information interested candidates should contact me at the email address shown below.

For ICOM users:

ICOM’s ST-4003W is a Windows based software, which allows you to sync the radio's time from your PC’s clock.

Works with the following radios: IC-705, IC-7100, IC-7300, IC-7600, IC-7610, IC-7850/IC-7851 and IC-9700.



D-Star Pictures:

For those who found an ICOM IC-705, ID-4100, ID-5100, IC-9700 or ID-52 radio under their Christmas tree Christmas morning. You are invited to join us on the D-Star Picture net each Wednesday evening at 1930hrs. (MST) on Ref055D. Check out the picture feature that your radio can send and receive. We have operators standing by to assist the new- comers.


Beginning Tuesday, January 4th we will resume the WX5ELP SKYWARN Nets at 1930hrs (MST). This will be a weekly net held on the Amigo Link System.

Lew Maxwell, KB5HPT

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

DEC, District 6, WTX Section

Email: kb5hpt@arrl.net