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224.22 Repeater Update

EchoLink® is up and running on 224.22.

EchoLink on the 443.050 HEART Club repeater is up and running. Tone 103.5

See below for more on EchoLink.

The 224.22 repeater has an audio test function.
If you would like to hear how you sound over the repeater, just follow this procedure:
- Key up and identify.
- Enter "8 1" on your TouchTone pad and unkey. If your input is decoded properly, you'll hear "O K" in CW.
- Key up again and make a short (10 seconds or less) voice transmission and unkey.
- You should hear your audio played back over the repeater.

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Ralph's Hobbies and Amateur Radio Supply has been sold.

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Check out the 147.03 Repeater system!
The transmitter is located in mid-Pinellas county,
and there are several remote receiver sites
serving Pinellas and North Hillsborough Counties.
Click on the map to learn how to access the receive site nearest to your location.

The 147.03 Repeater is on EchoLink®!
See below for more on EchoLink.


EchoLink software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, from computer to station, or from computer to computer, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are hundreds of thousands of registered users in hundreds of countries worldwide!

For licensed hams, EchoLink software opens up new possibilities for communicating around the world with other amateurs. Your PC links you or your local repeater to any of more than 110,000 other stations over the Internet.

Sign up and download the free software here!

Ham Club Links

St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club





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A collection of images from past Shuttle flights.
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Tropical Storm Tracks from NOAA.

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by their wind speed, barometric pressure, storm surge height,
and damage potential.

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Lucianne Goldberg's page of articles and postings.

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The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council (FGCARC) has information about its
member clubs as well as information about Amateur Radio classes and testing.
FGCARC is sponsor of the Tampa Bay Hamfest.

The Florida Repeater Council page contains a complete up-to-date listing
of all Florida repeaters as well as information on repeater coordination
and most everything else you might want to know about the FRC.

The Tampa Bay Amateur Television Society page has information on
amateur television, the K4LK repeater system, and the Space Shuttle.

NORAD Two Line Element Sets from Dr. TS Kelso for tracking satellites.
Dr. Kelso has been generating Keplerian element files for more than 20 years.


The STSPLUS program is intended for use during Space Shuttle missions and for general
satellite tracking using NASA/NORAD 2-Line Orbital Elements like those supplied by Dr. Kelso (above).
The author of STSPLUS, David H. Ransom, passed away in November, 2006. His website has been taken off line.

STSPLUS© Version 0223 dated 10 June, 2002 is still available! Please email me at if you would like a copy.
This program runs in DOS only.

U.S. Naval Observatory Data Services

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Earth's Seasons - Equinoxes, Solstices
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The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum

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For a comprehensive look at digital photography, take a look at
N4WAK Steve's Digital Camera Page.

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The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders
from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles.
We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives
for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

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Breast Cancer Research Stamp
"Fund the Fight, Find a Cure"

This stamp is on sale by the U.S. Postal Service to help fund breast cancer research. Please consider using these stamps, as it is vitally important that we take a stand against this disease that kills and maims so many of our wives, mothers, sisters, and friends.

Instead of the normal $0.41 per stamp, this one costs $0.55 per stamp. The differential goes to breast cancer research. Seventy percent of the differential is transferred to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and 30 percent of the differential is transferred to the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense (DoD).

To date, more than $54 million has been raised for research from sales of the Breast Cancer Research stamp. Please help fight this terrible disease.

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