Welcome to the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club (SEARC) website. SEARC is a diverse group of amateur radio operators (Hams) that are interested in learning, collaborating and promoting the hobby, sport and service of amateur radio in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metropolitan area and southeast South Dakota. SEARC is an ARRL affiliated club.
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7 days ago
Good morning everyone. Today while programming my DMR Radio, I noticed that there is one DMR Repeater in Sioux Falls. Is this a standalone repeater or is this linked nationally and if so, what are the talkgroups on it so I can program it to my Radio.
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1 month ago
I've been inactive on the air waves for a while. Now that I have a little more free time, I'll probably fire back up a radio, maybe try to hit a meeting once and a while (kid activity duty permitting). I noticed from the SEARC website that W0FSD(223.86) repeater shows inactive. Just curious why and if it maybe restored to active operation again any time soon (or not). Thanks, W0BAE ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
I'm looking to get rid of some of the equipment that I am not using anymore, and wanted to see if I could find a home for some of it locally before i put it up on eBay and the like. Here is what I have with a little history on it.
TS-2000 - I bought this as a refurb from Gigaparts, and have used it maybe 10 hours since.
Pyramid power supply - don't have the exact model offhand, but it is for powering the TS-2000.
Siganlink set up for the TS-2000 - maybe about 15 hours use on that.
TH-D72A HT - this has had use during MS Bike, and has been a pretty solid radio for me
FT-8900R - Also used for MS Bike, really the only exercise this radio had gotten. Has the removable faceplate kit.
Heil isolating headset - I can get the exact model for this too, but used it for the TS-2000 exclusively
Diamond mobile antenna - it is a quad band made for the 8900R. I also have an aluminum pocket mount for an antenna that may be able to be used for this. The mount is for a GMC.
HyGain AV-18AVQII antenna - some modifications, I 3D printed trap braces so it can be free standing - some of the trap braces broke since I printed out of PLA (not really able to handle the SD weather). I've shared the model on Thingiverse for it, and can print replacements for its future owner. It may need a little TLC though other than that.
I'm not getting rid of EVERYTHING I have that is ham-related, but I have some other interests that I'd like to investigate and this hardware is sitting idle. I'd rather someone get some use out of it and use the funds to investigate those interests. 🙂
Please let me know if you are interested this week... whatever is left will be put out there in the open market. ... See MoreSee Less