In case you haven’t heard, Maudies has decided to to use the upstairs room for meetings. We are now meeting at the Austin Public Library on Convict Hill Road.
We have migrated our email list server to groups.io.
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.
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.
Monthly Meetings – RMG Members meet on the first Saturday of every month. We used to meet at Austin Public Library on Convict Hill Rd at 1100 Central time.
September Meeting Info:
The September Meeting should be scheduled for September 3 assuming the library will be open over Labor Day weekend. Hope to see y’all there. We had 8 folks there for the August meeting including one newcomer.