The first meeting of 2019 had approximately ten members in attendance. The conversation was lively and included the following topics:
-Moving the repeater to its new home. This would be within the same building but a different room in hope to mitigate of interference.
-Adding Fusion functionality to the repeater infrastructure. This would include Internet connectivity.
-A firmware upgrade that would be required to add Fusion functionality to the repeater, what it would encompass and the plausibility thereof. Research required and this will be followed up in February meeting.
-WCARL web site changes
-We have Twitter now! Talk to us @wcarl820.
-Announcement of the Kane County Hamfest
-Tony did a video presentation on digital mode that covered what radio to get and why you would get it. This discussed the upsides and downsides of DMR, Fusion and D-Star.
-Announcement of the Eclipse that happened the previous weekend for those who were interested.