November 2014 SCARC meeting

The next meeting of the Story County Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be in Conference Room North AB next to Bessie Meyers Auditorium on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC). In the program KC0JUO will present Introduction to Digital EmComm with NBEMS.

The Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) is an Open Source sound card software suite that allows amateur radio operators to reliably send and receive data using nearly any computer and any analog radio without requiring a dedicated digital infrastructure or specialized hardware. NBEMS works on both VHF/UHF FM and on HF and has big potential for increasing amateur capabilities during an emergency communication response. In this presentation you will learn the basics of sending and receiving data using Fldigi. You will also see how to easily send and receive files and forms 100% error-free using Flmsg. It will conclude with a live demonstration of several digital modes using both the “Acoustical Coupling” and sound card interface methods of connecting the computer and radio.

The closest parking is in the lot north of the ER and ambulance garage. Enter through the North Door where MGMC meets McFarland Clinic.