Wayne has been a long time contributor to range. He has held many positions on the board over the years. Wayne has been a important part of the Jacksonville RANGE Club and will be missed.

The viewing will be at 10 AM
The services will start at 11 AM
on 03/08/2018 and will be held at
Dinsmore Baptist Church
10500 New Kings Rd.

Work day 03-17-2018

A work day has been made to install the new Yaesu DR-1X 147.315 repeater on the Dames point bridge. I believe that an antenna will also be replaced. I will post more details as I get them.

Squelch Tail

We are working on making a online place to view past and present Squelch Tail. If you have a copy of an old Squelch Tail that you do not see here  please let Daniel / KF4EOK know that we can get it added here. You can contact KF4EOK at 904-701-4FUN or at his call @gmail.com. Thanks.

New Roster.

We are working on compiling a new roster. If you are not on the roster and think you should be let Daniel / kf4eok know so that you can get added. You can contact Daniel / kf4eok by phone at 904-701-4FUN or by email at his call sign @gmail.com.

New home for the 146.76 repeater

A new home has been found for the 146.76 repeater. Nemours Chidrens Specialty Clinic in downtown Jacksonville has agreed to host the repeater.   The mounting location for the antenna will be on the roof of the building at about 160feet.    Below is a map of the estimated coverage.   Installation is expected to be complete by the end of November.

NOTE: This map is only an estimate of coverage.
Actual coverage can vary greatly depending on equipment used and atmospheric conditions. Green indicates typical hand held coverage. Yellow indicates typical mobile coverage.

Elections are tonight

If you are a member, please come to tonight’s meeting and participate in the elections.   Non-Members are welcome to come and observe but cannot vote.

The US Air Force reveals radical plan to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception

The US Air Force reveals radical plan to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception

  • CubeSats carrying ionized gas could create radio-reflecting plasma
  • This would occur in the ionosphere, which becomes denser at night
  • Bouncing signals between ground and ionosphere can improve range

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3753417/The-Air-Force-reveals-radical-plan-bomb-sky-improve-radio-reception.html#ixzz4IABS7WbK
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Presentation on all types of radio communications.



Your smartphone may stop working at any moment!

46% of smartphone owners say their smartphone is something “they couldn’t live without,” What can you do when a disaster strikes and it’s not working?
70% of towers went down in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Cell phone service wasn’t restored for weeks after 9/11
There doesn’t have to be a disaster for cell service to go down.
April 1, 2016 – ‘Customers throughout the Tampa Bay area suffered through a massive outage impacting cellphone customers.’ -TAMPA, FL (WFLA)
June 4, 2016 ‘Nationwide Cricket Wireless outage’ – ZDNet.com

The Jacksonville Range Association presents ‘Radio Communications for Disasters’
September 6th 2016 at Memorial Hospital 3625 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216
For additional information visit w4rng.org
All options for radio communications will be discussed.
• Amateur (Ham) Radio
• C.B. Radio
• Digital Spread Spectrum Radio
You will be able to TALK on and LISTEN to over a dozen different radios. You are also invited to bring any existing radios you may own.