Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held November 12th, 2022 in Socorro at the Socorro County Annex Bldg, 198 Neel Ave. (courtesy of the Socorro Amateur Radio Association).

JPARA will provide sandwiches -probably subway and we'll probably ask for head counts as we get closer so we know how many to get.

This is a good time to pay your dues if you haven't. Contact Pete (KA7VYH) if you have any questions.

Getting there:

Take either exit from I-25 into Socorro…

From the north, and for those familiar with the Hamfest at the Fire Academy, go thru town and TURN RIGHT (west toward the mountain) onto Spring Street and go as if you were going to the Hamfest, BUT, at the four-way stop sign, TURN RIGHT… this road leads directly past the meeting site… it is not named Neel at that intersection, but changes names in a couple blocks… there will be a multi colored “pony tail” marking the meeting site.

From the south, and for those familiar with the Hamfest at the Fire Academy, TURN LEFT (west toward the mountain) onto Spring Street, and go as if you were going to the Hamfest, BUT, at the four-way stop sign, TURN RIGHT… this road leads directly past the meeting site… it is not named Neel at that intersection, but changes names in a couple blocks… there will be a multi colored “pony tail” marking the meeting site.

If you are coming thru Magdalena from the west, at the four-way stop sign, go straight… the highway turns into Neel.

Time Table:
11:00 - Building will be open
11:30 - Martin – WB5LJO will present a program explaining the operation of the radio system
12:00 (or whenever Martin is finished) - Business Meeting starts

Talk-Ins:
Socorro M-Mountain Jacks – 444.750 + (100.0)
Socorro ARC – 146.680 - (100.0)
Mega-Link – 147.240 + (100.0)


System Status

We are currently aware of these issues:

1. The Caballo peak back bone radio is a Motorola MSF rather than the standard Kenwood. It developed a Power OUT issue, and went into alarm. Currently, the PA is by-passed, and it is operatiing off the exciter in overide mode. It is kind of serving the purpose at this point and some day will get repaired.


The "TOM AND JERRY Show"

All JPARA and Cactus members are invited to check into the Morning net. Our system covers many time zones, so check with your local group to find out what time the net is locally. The net is hosted by Tom, AB7IC, and Jerry N5IMJ. We routinely have check-in's from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

This is an informal Roll-call style net. It affords us the opportunity to check our linking status, and confirm all remote base sites are in working order. Plus. we just get to say good morning to the group. Start you day off with a big ol' Cactus Smile.

So, if you are a member and are up early, stop by and say hello


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Page last updated by Greg, KD5OH on 10/21/2022