First off we must
KF4PN, for giving the title of "Geezer" to Charles,
most things evolve, the "Geezer" movement has started to flourish.
Charles is the "Head Geezer", Melvin is now the number one "Geezer
in Training". Even though some of these Operators are General or
even Extra Class, they like to spend time "Playing Radio" on the
many Repeaters in Central Florida. Many of these machines allow
DXing, now that is a big topic, via
the Internet using VoIP technology. Graham,
W4HFG in the US or
the UK, the is also a charter member of this group, one day he will be
aware of this honor. Mike,
can be found on, well one never really knows but sooner or later we
end up on the 444.450
where Tony, K4AVD,
can be heard from the "Ice Bunker" downtown Kissimmee from time to
K4SKM, will occasionally be heard on the trek to Old Town. Yes, "Geezers" can even be of the female
persuasion, even Linda,
can be heard chatting it up. If not in the foreground in the
Tony's better half, aced her exam just a month ago, we should be
hearing her on before long now that the vanity call came in. During second shift "Drive time"
can be heard on his way to the "Mouse House".
not make it in with his "Leaner" antenna and is usually on HF making
lots of contacts, we can raise him on the
The ARRG.US 33cm repeater is on the air and fully coordinated and
operating at 927.7000 mHz - with a DPL of 411 using the N4GUS call
sign. The sister organization MFARRA repeater is operating at 14.210
mHz + 103.5 / 103.5 CTCSS using the N4ARG call.
Well the Tower did
make it's way to the full height. The 927.7000 now has a very nice
pre-amp and 8 cavity filter on it. The 147.210 became fully
coordinated on January 6th, 2007. Thanks, in part to Bill,
well as AA9NV
for finding a Sinclair Duplexer for this installation, to upgrade
from "Split Site" configuration. Hopefully this will be implemented
around the 20th of January. Will this didn't happen until November
2007, The Sinclair Duplexer that AA9NV
found for us never did get on the air here. Leonard
brought down a pre tuned Sinclair "Q" rack mount set of cavities
that has done away the "Split Site" set up.
Just a few of the
Nodes, connected to Repeaters or Links, they can be found on are:
44310 - 6457 - 1510 - 47210 - 255856 - 286166 - 86525 to list a few.
Sometimes all of these are connected so that they may use low power HTs to work stations all over the world or they may be going about
their daily routine in a mobile. The IRLP Node 4338 has been added
to the K4SLB
Repeater Thanks to
also has a repeater in Orlando with Echolink Node 2397 and IRLP Node
The "Intercom", an
almost continuous, connection from and to
K4SLB/R and the
AA9NV-L, can be
heard in areas of Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
What do we talk
everything, especially Radio Stuff. Helping each other with all
kinds of things, that's what "Geezers" do. Old Cars is also a big topic.
What are the best deals on stuff that we just have to have? What you
building now? Geography, Anthropology, Archeology, Sci-Fi, TV -
Movies, not usually
Religion or Politics, we pretty much respect fellow "Geezers" in this
respect so please refrain from these topics. How Central Florida has grown, the way it "Used to Be" at
the many theme parks here in Florida, Speaking of what we do, we can
always use funds to keep the Repeaters going and this website. So if
you are entertained by any of this, donations are always welcome. I
have put a handy button on the bottom of the page for your spending
Other local "HAMS"
that have been heard on these machines include Clay,
his garage station in Saint Cloud, Jim,
who also has a repeater on 444.6 (88.5) node 264649 near the Airport
in Tampa that is sometimes connected and Bert
W4YWW, can be heard using the
node from his High Rise in Downtown Orlando.
Just a few that
have come in on the "Echo Link" network include all of the
operators in the right column.
We invite all to
join in, you know your a "Repeater Geezer" now admit it.
Either that you you listen on a scanner, if you do why not become a
Just a few
that stopped by