W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday October 13, 2020 Repeater Net & Zoom

Hi, all!

We’re going to try something different for the Tuesday 13 October net.  Since a number of our W6TRW members can’t hit the local South Bay based W6TRW repeaters, we have decided to try Zoom, which other amateur radio clubs are using.

Zoom isn’t as bad as the reputation that precedes it– you can dial in with your phone, or web browser, no account needed, and nothing to download.  In the web browser, you’ll be able to see the slides when the speaker is presenting.  Alternatively, you can download the slides from the W6TRW website, at https://w6trw.com/wp-content/uploads/N6EWT-PortablePi-FD-2020.pdf and follow along with just telephone dial-in.

This going to be a great talk.  Chris N6EWT shows solutions for several aspects of low power operating. 


So, we’re going to do the monthly W6TRW meeting in two parts, and see how it works:  First, starting at 5:15 PM, we will do radio check-ins via the W6TRW repeaters, like we have done the past few months, and then at 5:30 PM, we will start a Zoom session. 

EARLY CHECK-IN on the repeater:  5:15 PM

Radio check-ins starting at 5:15 PM and I will continue to monitor the radio for the duration of the meeting.  The speaker topic, “Low Power Field Day Digital Station Using Raspberry Pi” will start at 5:30 PM, and the audio will be carried over Zoom.  We didn’t find a practical way, so far, to carry the audio on both repeaters and Zoom, without a compromise in audio quality and some confusion in integrating the voice traffic from both sources.


The Zoom session won’t start until 5:30 PM, so if you dial in early, you might get a “passcode not valid” message.  But it will be active at 5:30 PM.  It’s easy to get in – you can dial in only, with the phone number and passcode, or you can click the link and use your web browser.  See below:



Topic: W6TRW October General Meeting
Time: Oct 13, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

You can join the meeting via your web browser:  https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91280686712
You can call in on the phone:  Dial 1 213 338 8477, then punch in the Meeting ID: 912 8068 6712#

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