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The Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association is a

ARRL Affiliated Club

Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association

Dedicated to encouraging the enjoyment of our fine hobby

The Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association, " PHARA" is a non-profit corporation dedicated to "enjoying" the hobby of amateur radio and mentoring new "hams" in the Piney Hills Country of North Louisiana. We meet on the first Thursday of each month in Ruston, LA at China Wok Restaurant,  601 South Vienna St.

Most members begin arriving at 5:30 PM to enjoy a fine meal and social time while others come only for a visit and the meeting at 6:30 PM. If you are in the area make a call on either machine to find the location and come on down to join us. We are the Friendliest Ham Club In Louisiana!

Monday Night Net

We have a 2 meter “Emergency Training Net” each and every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. on 147.120 MHz 94.8 pl.

   

Club Meetings

Our club meetings are the first Thursday night of each month. At the China Wok, all are welcome!

China Wok

MONGOLIAN GRILL
601 South Vienna St., Ruston, LA
(318) 251-8378
 

We will begin gathering together between 5:00 and 5:30 pm for a meal together, social time and a short business meeting at 6:30. 

All are invited to attend to meet and get acquainted.

W5YI VE TESTING

As a public service to the local Ham Community, the Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association host monthly testing sessions at the China Wok Restaurant after our monthly club meeting.   We offer testing for all license classes.  Directions or talk-in, 147.120 MHz 94.8 pl.  Please contact our Contact VE , Taylor Mack KD5ZJZ 318-548-3079. Our Club VE's Jerry Darnell AD5AQ at 318-255-5200, Brandon Durden N5WLG at 318-255-3542, Debbie Christian KD5RWQ, James Christian W5JC, Charlie Edwards WC5K, Mark Colvin KB5XV,  Dennis Morse AD5YX, and Deryl Sullivan WD5GBD .

Visiting VE's Mac Redman KA5JNL and Larry LaBorde N5ASA.

Club Officers

President                                               Jerry W. Darnell AD5AQ  318-680-9204

Vice-President                                      <vacant> 

Treasurer                                             Taylor Mack KF5ZJZ

Secretary                                              <vacant>

                     

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!!!IT IS BE RUSTON HOT DOG SOCIAL TIME!!!

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This 2016 Hot Dog Social will be at Cook Park

April 23, 2016

The talk in frequency will be 147.120 MHz 94.8 tone

 

CLUB NEWS!!!

TENTH ANNUAL PHARA HOT DOG SOCIAL

SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2016

It is hot dog social time again!!! Not only are we going to serving the best hot dogs and hamburgers free again this year as our gift to the ham radio community!!!

If you plan to attend  the Hot Dog Social this year, please RSVP with MaryAnn Mendez at maryann@jmendez.us so we can have plenty of Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, drinks for everyone!



 

WE WILL ALSO WILL BE SELLING 

CRAWFISH TICKETS!!!

$15.00 PER TRAY

WITH CORN AND POTATOES!

 BUY CRAWFISH TICKETS HERE!!!

                     

YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CRAWFISH TICKETS IN THE MAIL!!!

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS, CALL SIGN AND PHONE NUMBER!

Please purchase your tickets on or before APRIL 23, 2015.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Hot Dog Social

If you do not have paypal, please click on the reservation form button, print it out and return it

Reservation Form,

CRAWFISH DONATED BY PALMETTO ANTENNAS

Our goal for these hot dog socials spread friendship and to open dialogs between clubs and hams from different areas of the state.  Just as last year, The Piney Hills Hot Dog Social is free and open to all hams and clubs in a very relaxed family picnic atmosphere. Please bring the family!!!!  We will have  a HF station up and going (if you can please come early and help put up and string antennas). We will have cash and other prizes for our fox hunts again this year. going and other activities available.  We will have fresh grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, cakes, cookies, soft drinks, and all of the trimmings available around 12:00.

Once again, this Hot Dog Social is FREE (no charge) and open to all hams!!!

Talk in frequency is 147.120MHz (+) 94.8 pl.

The Grand Prize This Year is a

ICOM IC-2300H

  RADIO DONATED BY TAYLOR MACK KF5ZJZ

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ALSO A POWER SUPPLY DONATED BY

THE PINEY HILLS AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION 

ALSO A TRAM 1400 BASE STATION ANTENNA DONATED BY PALMETTO ANTENNAS

SECOND GRAND PRIZE

TRAM 1481 DUAL BAND BASE STATION ANTENNA

8.3/11.7 DB GAIN

DONATED BY PALMETTO ANTENNAS

THIRD GRAND PRIZE

TRAM 1480 DUAL BAND BASE STATION ANTENNA

6/8 DB GAIN

DONATED BY PALMETTO ANTENNAS

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!! GRAND PRIZES

PLUS THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS EVERY 30 MINUTES!!!

5 BAOFENG UV5R HT DOOR PRIZES!!!!

 We will have cash and other prizes for our fox hunt winners this year!!! So dust off your Yagi antennas!!

If you and or your club plan to come this year, Please kindly RSVP with MaryAnn Mendez 318-497-3535 maryann@jmendez.us so we can make sure we have enough food and drink for everyone.

 The talk in frequency is 147.12+ 94.8 tone 

  

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A good time was had by all that attended. 

Echo Link Testing On The 147.120 Repeater

We are testing Echo Link on our 147.12 Repeater. These are some of the basic DTMF commands

Disconnect    #

                          Connect        20 + node number

Play Info        *

Random Link 01

Random Node 00

Random User 03

Reconnect  09

If you have any comments about Echolink pro or con please e-mail me at ad5aq at phara dot us

Please put echolink in the subject line

CLUB SPONSORED REPEATERS

WC5K             147.120+ pl 94.8/94.8

KQ5T         444.350+

CLUB AFFILIATED REPEATERS

AD5AQ      Ruston Lincoln Parish     444.875+ pl 94.8 up and operational

W5HGT    Ruston Lincoln Parish     145.190-  pl 94.8 up and operational

W5JC         Bernice     147.075+  pl 127.3

W5JC         Bernice      145.330-  pl 127.3 

W5KGT      147.135+  pl 127.3 North Louisiana Linking System www.w5kgt.com 

W5KGT      444.700

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Jerry W. Darnell AD5AQ webmaster  a318-680-9204

A good time was had by all that attended.