Next TCARA Meeting 05/02/2012 - Tuscola County Jail Basement - 7:30PM
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TCARA has been active in Michigan's Tuscola County for over 20 years. Membership ranges from 25 - 30 members. We are connected with the local EOC office. The club has been active in many EOC emergency training events throughout the county. The club station is located in the basement of the Tuscola County Sheriff's Office.
There are 2 local repeaters that are made use by TCARA and visitors to the area. All repeaters are open access.
WA8CKT repeater operates on: 146.22/82 and is located in the basement of the Tuscola County Sheriff's' Office. The antenna is a Hy-Gain 7db gain vertical situated at the top of a 110 foot tower. Coverage averages 25-35 miles around the compass.
WB8WJV repeater operates on 146.06/66 and is located at the local 911 tower facility. The antenna is a Diamond with 6db of gain. It is located on the 410ft tower at the 85ft level. Coverage is very good to the north west to north east areas. There is a slight dead spot to the south west because of tower interference. Generally the coverage is 30-40 miles.
Both VHF repeaters are VHF engineering brands, running 12-18 watts to the antennae. Both use WACOM duplexers and controller cards that add control to the various aspects of the repeaters.
TCARA: meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm in the basement of the Tuscola County Sheriff's' Office. Anyone is welcome whether you are interested in joining or are just curious or passing through the area.
TCARA: also meets every Monday night on the 22/82 repeater at 7:30pm. These net meetings are semi-formal. Current activities and upcoming events are discussed then finalized at the monthly meetings.
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