For the impatient looking for
the VARECS newsletter, go here.
Greetings and Salutations,
You've managed to stumble upon the home page of one Michael Derek Barnett. My callsign, if you'd somehow failed to gather it already, is KG4CLC. I live in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and spend most of my time piddling around on my computers, complaining about the stupidity of people, listening to my radios, and driving around in circles in a sweeper truck...not necessarily in that order.
This is my first real attempt at a homepage, which QSL.net has so thoughtfully provided me. I'm afraid you won't find much of interest here yet, in all honesty. Of course, were I you, I wouldn't hold my breath gambling on the possiblity you that you ever will. ;)
However, if you simply cannot wait to find out a few of my favorite
things, here are a few links to places which interest and amuse me:
News for Nerds.../.
Ham Radio Online
Freshmeat, your source for the newest Linux apps.
SuSE--my current operating system of choice
The Volusia Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service
My wife, Jet, and I are currently in the process of putting together a semi-annual newsletter for VARECS , it's now essentially done and posted here. VARECS is group of local hams who perform emergency communications services for Volusia County, Florida.
If you happen to be in the area, we have a weekly net on the 147.240 (+) repeater (no tone) Wednesday evenings at 7:30. The third Wednesday of every month the net is conducted simplex on the same frequency, which is always an adventure.
We're also members of the Coronado Wireless Association.Their net isThursday evening at 7:30 on the 145.330 (-,no tone) repeater...or perhaps i should say it normally is. The repeater is currently down, but should be up in the reasonably near future. In the meantime, the net is operating simplex on the same frequency.
Another local net we participate in is the Volusia County Traffic Net. VCTN operates on the 147.240 (+, no tone) at 6:30 pm every evening. My wife is far more involved in this than I am, acting as net control on Friday evenings.
Let's see...while I'm listing local nets, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Association net, which operates Sunday evening at 7:30 pm on the 47.150 (+, no tone) repeater. Nice folks up there.
I'm sure I've missed some, and will remedy the situation when I've gotten
the information collected. Feel free to email me at [email protected]
if you've any information I should include here, or questions you'd like
If you would like to see a few pictures of my family, click here.
Well, this ought to do for now, and since I hate front pages which are
too long, I'll bore you
no more...this visit.