JTRG is an ARRL affiliated, Special Service Club and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that’s committed to the promotion of Amateur Radio and providing community assistance and goodwill.
With just over 100 members, we’re an active club, involved with all aspects of amateur radio, public service and Amateur Radio examinations. We provide communications and logistics for area events and participate in the Jupiter Jubilee, Field Day and Club sponsored picnics. Our repeater is leveraged as the North county repeater for ARES and we have numerous members involved with RACES, ARES, Skywarn, CERT, etc.
Donations are gladly accepted by mail to
PO Box 7751, Jupiter, FL 33468
A receipt will be provided for your tax deductible records.
Thank you for supporting Amateur Radio & JTRG.
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VHF 146.715 PL 110.9
UHF 444.225 PL 110.9
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Welcome to all of our New Hams.
Congratulations on successfully passing your Ham Radio Technician Class
exam on October 8th, 2017 and earning your Ham Radio Technician Class
Here are your call signs;
KN4GPA Timothy Cullison
KN4GPB Nancy Broskus
KN4GPC Sandra Fournies
KN4GPD John Swanson
KN4GPE Edwin Martinez
KN4GPF Carl Hieronymus
KN4GPG Dwight Holmes
KN4GPH Kimberly Lanham
KN4GPI Jaime Gomez
KN4GPJ Robert Gomez
KN4GPK Matthew Gebhart
KN4GPL Garrett Harding
KN4GPM David Rothman
KN4GPN Steven Nekhaila
KN4GPO Jared Simmons
KN4GPP Jacob Klostreich
KN4GPQ Adam Band
KN4GPR Salvatore Grisafi
KN4GPS Arthur Jonas
KN4GPT Thomas Coombs
Also Congratulations to:
KN4GPP Jacob Klostreich and KN4GPT Thomas Coombs who not only passed
their Technician Class exam but also passed their General Class Exam!
Way to go!
You may have some correspondence after your licenses are posted.
I will be the first to ask you to join a Ham Radio Club in your area,
Join the ARRL at www.arrl.org join your local emergency Ares/Races
organization, volunteer for the American Red Cross, volunteer for the
PBC EOC AUXCOMM Operators, your local CERT organizations in your area.
Upgrade your license to General then Extra Class while all this new
information is still fresh.
I have already signed some of you up for the General Class in November.
Amateur Radio’s Force of Fifty Answers the Red Cross Call in Puerto Rico
09/26/2017Fifty of the nation’s most accomplished Amateur Radio operators responded within 24 hours to the call of the American Red Cross to deploy to Puerto Rico and provide emergency communications. At the behest of Red Cross, ARRL rallied the US Amateur Radio community to provide up to 25 two-person teams of highly qualified hams. The group’s principal mission will be to move health-and-welfare information from the island back to the US mainland, where that data will be entered in the Red Cross “Safe & Well” website.
The group will deploy the middle of this week and remain on the island for up to 3 weeks.
ARRL will equip each two-person team with a modern digital HF transceiver, special software, a dipole antenna, a power supply and all the connecting cables, fitted in a rugged waterproof container. In addition, ARRL is sending a number of small, 2,000-W portable generators as well as solar-powered battery chargers of the variety the US military uses on extended deployments. The hams and their equipment will be sent to Red Cross shelters extending from San Juan to the western end of the island.
“This generous outpouring of response represents the finest qualities of the Amateur Radio community,” ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, said. “These individuals are dropping whatever they are doing now, heading off to an extended hardship-duty assignment, and offering their special talents to Americans who have been cut off from their families, living amid widespread destruction and without electrical power since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean region last week.”
ARRL’s Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, said this was the first time in the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and the American Red Cross that such as request for assistance had been made. “Hurricane Maria has devastated the island’s communications infrastructure,” Corey said. “Without electricity and telephone, and with most of the cell sites out of service, millions of Americans are cut off from communicating. Shelters are unable to reach local emergency services. And, people cannot check on the welfare of their loved ones. The situation is dire.”
How You Can Help
In a letter to all ARRL members, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, asked for contributions to ARRL’s Ham Aid fund. “Equipment has been flying out the door since Hurricane Harvey struck the US mainland,” he emphasized. “From meeting requirements in aid of Hurricane Irma victims in the US Virgin Island and Florida, our store of Ham Aid kits has been depleted.”
ARRL’s Ham Aid program loans Amateur Radio equipment kits to established Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) groups and partner agencies during disaster responses, in order to establish Amateur Radio communication support. Ham Aid is supported by donations from individuals and corporations, including many of our ham radio industry partners.
ARRL has previously staged Ham Aid equipment in Texas, and in the last few weeks, ARRL has supplied kits to Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. With our Ham Aid inventory depleted, your donation is needed now. Contributions to Ham Aid are 100% tax deductible.
To make a donation online, go to the ARRL donation form and select “Ham Aid.” To donate by mail, print a donation form, and mail it with your check payable to ARRL, noting “Ham Aid” on the memo line of your check. Mail to ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA.
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This will be our last meeting in 2017 and we are looking for a good turn out.All JTRG members, guests and friends are welcome to come out and enjoy some pizza and a special current presentation on High Altitude Balloons by Andres Paris KM4DRI.
Andres has been very active with his high altitude hot air balloon hobby and will share his most recent experiences with us.
All Members and friends are welcome!
Reminder: JTRG’s Weekly Rag Chew Net Tuesday’s at 8:00pm on the 146.625 repeater.
I will be at the meeting and looking forward to seeing you there!
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