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SEMARC License and Station Information

NCS Schedule for 2023 Activity Nets

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SEMARC is a licensed club station with callsign WØCGM.  The trustee is Dick Roberts, NØUC.  The club maintains antennas and cabling in Cottage Grove, MN at the Central Fire Station so members can set up operations during an emergency situation.  Here we have the ability to quickly put into operation a VHF and UHF FM transceiver using Fusion digital and FLDigi. 

The club maintains three repeaters on the 2 meter band. The first is 146.985 with standard (-) offset and no access tone. The 985 is a dual site system with the transmitter located in Hastings, MN and the receiver located in Cottage Grove, MN. The second is a duplexed site using a Fusion repeater on 147.180 with standard (+) offset and access tone of 74.4 Hz for FM and DCS 023 for digital. The third site is located in Forest Lake using an analog Motorola 5000 on 147.180 with a standard (+) offset and access tone of 100 Hz. All repeaters have emergency power. The pair of 147.180 repeaters is used during ARES callouts and may not be available for general amateur use during those times, otherwise all amateur operators have use of our repeaters.

The club has weekly nets on the VHF and HF bands to promote interest in our club.  The following lists time and locations:

    At 7PM we meet on Wednesdays on 28.110mhz CW for a round table led by KAØGX to promote CW in our club.

    At 8PM we meet on Wednesdays on our 146.985 repeater for an ARES Net starting with a check-in of local ARES members and any ARES announcements.  We move directly to the Club's Activity Net to check-in members and friends, announcements and a round of friendly discussion.  After the activity net, and if announced during the net, we hold an FLDigi digital practice net.  During FLDigi nets we practice our skills using the digital modes for general amateur use or during any emergency preparedness response.  Listen during the ARES net for time and frequency.  All are welcome to check in.

    On the third Wednesday of each month our Washington County ARES team holds their training net at 7:00 PM on the 146.985.  All members are encouraged to check in and attend the provided training.


SEMARC Website Edited by Dick Roberts NØUC and Joe Hibberd W3QLC.