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There is yet another update to the 900 MHz Repeater frequencies.Tom got me a new PDF with updated info.

If you haven’t looked at the Presentations page or the Reference page, we have a few updates. We have Tom’s articles under presentations and a link to Joe’s Orion web page. Both are works in progress as is the membership list.

Announcements:

Spring Sprints are coming.  See details here.

Sunday Night Net:

The RMG net begins on 144.180 MHz at 2100L (9:00 pm) on Sunday evenings. As the formal net concludes, those on frequency are encouraged to move up through higher frequency bands as their schedule (e.g., work the next day), propagation and conditions permit.

Activity Nights:

We have two Activity Nights set up.  The first is 222 Tuesday. We just get on the air and talk to whoever is there starting at 8PM local on 222.1 give or take.  The second is 432 and up on Wednesday also at 8PM local. Meet first on 432.1 and talk to whoever.  Neither of the activity nights is a net; just a chance to put RF in the ether and exercise our radios. On Wednesday we scatter to all the higher bands that anyone has on the air. We expect most of the activity to hit 432 and 1296 which covers what most folks have. We will also cover all the bands up to about 10 GHz if any stations have the desire and equipment.

A fair number of folks are using FT8 on Monday evenings on 144.174 starting around 7:30PM local. If you have the capability, come join the fun.

Jenner also reports: I’d add there’s some 1.25m FT-8 activity on 222.174 Tuesday at 7:30p local.

Who We Are

The Roadrunners Microwave Group (RMG) is an organization of radio amateurs located primarily in the southern half of Texas (although membership is not restricted by geography). The focus of RMG is on operation and the technical aspects of microwave communications.

RMG was created to promote operation on amateur bands above 420 MHz.  Increasing activity on the bands above 420 MHz within any geographical area requires the involvement of myriad amateur radio operators, and this group provides a focal point for such an effort. We have expanded our emphasis to cover all of the bands above 50 MHz, but especially the bands 50 MHz through 10 GHz.

Become a Member

The only requirement to become a member is to express your interest and join us for meetings. There are no dues or forms to fill. The member page is under construction but will soon contain name, call, and bands for those who are members.

It occurred to me that the best way to have an “official” member list is to send a request to be on the email reflector.  I should be able to get a complete list and that becomes our member list! Other ideas or throw rocks at this idea to Ray are welcomed.

KG5UCA/R

KG5UCA/R

Monthly Meetings – RMG Members meet on the first Saturday of every month at Maudie’s Hill Country restaurant. Come join us for a Tex-Mex breakfast or lunch beginning at 11AM, followed by our monthly meeting as soon as our meal orders have been taken. Basically, we now start the “business” part of the event somewhere around 1115.  Meetings are held in an upstairs room reserved for RMG.

Dick has been in contact with the manager to see if we can get some light reducing of some sort.  We might see something soon (or not).

Covid-19 Update

As you are almost certainly aware, Austin and Travis County have instituted Shelter in Place orders.  That means Maudie’s is closed for in house dining for the foreseeable future.  We will attempt to get an on line meeting set up. My inclination is to use Zoom because I have used it before at work. Once the link is set up, I will email it to the group and post it here.  All you will need is the free client on your end.  I’ll spring for a month of subscription so we can have more than 40 minutes of meeting. The 40 minute variety of Zoom is free if we decide we can get by with the smaller time.

April Meeting:  4-April-2020 — On-Line

May Meeting:  2-May-2020 — Likely On-Line

June Meeting:  6-June-2020 — At Maudie’s

Maudie’s Hill Country

12506 Shops Parkway
Bee Cave, TX 78738