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KITTCOM Equipment Sale

Benjamin Thompson
 

FYI: KITTCOM (Kittitas County 911) is having an equipment sale.  It will be held on Saturday October 23rd, next Saturday at the KITTCOM building, 700 Elmview St., Ellensburg WA 98926 from 0930 until 1500.  Attached is a list of the equipment being sold, to include antenna's, Rohn 45 (80' or eight 10 foot sections), Microwave units (complete systems), radios, coax, Heliax, Power supplies, etc.  This is open to the public, bring ID, Mask, and Cash or Check.  No credit cards, sorry.  Due to the weather, most electronics will be inside the building so NO GUNS, concealed or otherwise please, this is a 911 center after all.  There will be NO tours of the facility and very restricted areas you can access.

-Ben

PS, anyone have experience converting a Motorola radio into a dedicated APRS transceiver?


Re: Pi Ip email

KK5SPT
 

Another alternative to DynDNS is DuckDNS. https://www.duckdns.org


On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 5:44 PM Adam Kramer <akramer@...> wrote:
Hi Ken,

If you're looking for another solution, dynamic DNS is even easier. You can delegate a hostname that's automatically updated with your current IP address. This also lets you generate valid SSL certificates using letsencrypt.
ddclient is one of the older clients, and it will automatically update a domain name when your IP changes. Google Domains supports dynamic DNS for free, as does namescheap.

Adam N7AJK

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:11 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

A couple weeks ago I added a nifty script with cron on one of the Pi boxes. This could be very helpful for those that remote into things that do not have static IP address.

 

The quick description is cron runs program every 10 minutes to check IP to the internet and if it has changed sends a Gmail to myself with the new IP address. Very helpful for any drops and or power fails if away from home.  

 

Ken W7ECK


CERT, SNOVARC, Medical Reserve Corp Training Expo this Saturday, October 16, 2021

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello SNOVARC members. This is a reminder of the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corp Training Expo coming up this week-end on October 16th. Review the information and please sign up if you are able to attend. 
 
Hope to see you on Saturday.
 
 
Group  · Members of Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Volunteers
To our CERT, HAM and MRC volunteers:
Due to the increases in COVID, the CDCCC will not be holding an in-person drill this year, but instead is hosting an online Training Expo on Saturday, October 16th from 9 AM - 1 PM. The Expo will include training on the Carnation Tolt Dam Evacuation, Sheltering basics and Winter Wonderland.
You MUST preregister for the event at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../training-expo-tickets... by October 13th. There is no charge to attend, and you will receive some "Takeaways" for attending.
For any questions contact info@... or call 425-941-9295. We look forward to having you join in! 


Re: Pi Ip email

Adam Kramer
 

Hi Ken,

If you're looking for another solution, dynamic DNS is even easier. You can delegate a hostname that's automatically updated with your current IP address. This also lets you generate valid SSL certificates using letsencrypt.
ddclient is one of the older clients, and it will automatically update a domain name when your IP changes. Google Domains supports dynamic DNS for free, as does namescheap.

Adam N7AJK

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:11 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

A couple weeks ago I added a nifty script with cron on one of the Pi boxes. This could be very helpful for those that remote into things that do not have static IP address.

 

The quick description is cron runs program every 10 minutes to check IP to the internet and if it has changed sends a Gmail to myself with the new IP address. Very helpful for any drops and or power fails if away from home.  

 

Ken W7ECK


W7ABD memorial

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello all:
 
Ralph, Paul and I attended the family memorial for Jim yesterday. The family asked me to pass on their thanks to all SNOVARC members for being good friends with Jim. Jim's wife and brother told me that Jim talked about us all the time. Jim's family told us stories about Jim and then shared a delicious meal on top of that. The three of us were made to feel like we had been a part of their family for a long time. It was a very nice way to honor our SK Jim. 
 
Hope all of you had a good week-end.
 
73,
 
Tom


Pi Ip email

 

Hi all,

 

A couple weeks ago I added a nifty script with cron on one of the Pi boxes. This could be very helpful for those that remote into things that do not have static IP address.

 

The quick description is cron runs program every 10 minutes to check IP to the internet and if it has changed sends a Gmail to myself with the new IP address. Very helpful for any drops and or power fails if away from home.  

 

Ken W7ECK


Re: Echo Test

Bob Otis
 

Thanks to all – I’ll give it a try.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Gary
Sent: Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:30 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Echo Test

 

Appropos of nothing.... as a best practice, I usually identify before and after doing an echo test

 

-- "K7BGG, testing"

 

-- DTMF codes, etc, then

-- "K7BGG, clear"

 

Not sure if strictly required, but seems like good etiquette.

 

$.02

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Echo Test
From: "Ken Kosters" <kenkosters@...>
Date: Sat, October 09, 2021 8:05 am
To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>

Echo test can be done with DTMF 123 un-key and wait for the repeater to say ready, key up and speak then un-key the repeater will play back audio. If you want to use IRLP or EchoLink test that is a little different procedure.

 

Ken W7ECK

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Otis
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2021 7:32 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Echo Test

 

Quick question – if still active, how do I do the echo test on the Cougar Mtn Repeater?

Thank, Bob KI7RMO


Re: Echo Test

Bruce Gary
 

Appropos of nothing.... as a best practice, I usually identify before and after doing an echo test

-- "K7BGG, testing"

-- DTMF codes, etc, then

-- "K7BGG, clear"

Not sure if strictly required, but seems like good etiquette.

$.02

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Echo Test
From: "Ken Kosters" <kenkosters@...>
Date: Sat, October 09, 2021 8:05 am
To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>

Echo test can be done with DTMF 123 un-key and wait for the repeater to say ready, key up and speak then un-key the repeater will play back audio. If you want to use IRLP or EchoLink test that is a little different procedure.
 
Ken W7ECK
 
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Otis
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2021 7:32 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Echo Test
 
Quick question – if still active, how do I do the echo test on the Cougar Mtn Repeater?
Thank, Bob KI7RMO


Re: Echo Test

 

Echo test can be done with DTMF 123 un-key and wait for the repeater to say ready, key up and speak then un-key the repeater will play back audio. If you want to use IRLP or EchoLink test that is a little different procedure.

 

Ken W7ECK

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Otis
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2021 7:32 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Echo Test

 

Quick question – if still active, how do I do the echo test on the Cougar Mtn Repeater?

Thank, Bob KI7RMO


Echo Test

Bob Otis
 

Quick question – if still active, how do I do the echo test on the Cougar Mtn Repeater?

Thank, Bob KI7RMO


Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 10/07/2021 #cal-reminder

snovarc@snovarc.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
10/07/2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

View Event

Description:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 3UJNed
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Houston)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 070760


Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 10/07/2021 #cal-reminder

snovarc@snovarc.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
10/07/2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

View Event

Description:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 3UJNed
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Houston)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 070760


Re: Repeater interference

 

Good Afternoon,

 

I did not hear this today and looking a tropo maps it seems possible this was from the Oregon repeater on the same pair. It happens from time to time but could not get a good ID on it, but have had this in the past. Regardless not an huge issue if this is the case. My main worry was rouge setting up low power station for other things.

 

Ken W7ECK

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 8:23 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Repeater interference

 

If we do have some interference from another person or group we need to inform WWARA. But we will need more info to tell them. So please everyone when you get a chance listen and see what or who you can hear and let me know. Thanks

 

Rowland

 

On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 9:11 PM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Just wondering if others have listened to transmissions on the output of the repeater 441.825? At first when listening on Thursday and Friday thought it might be tropo ducting but this came over in the weekend and today so makes me wonder as this effect has not seemed to last as long from Oregon as in the past. Please listen as ID is in code and someone might be running a system on our output frequency locally, node or some other link.

I do not see any issues at this time as not on the input but also should not be on the output if not Oregon.

Ken W7ECK

 

--

Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Interesting Site

Paul Zoba
 

I really like their Signal Sticks for HT antennas. About the best reception I’ve found compared to other HT antennas and they are very light and flexible. I have three of them.

73,
Paul, W7PEZ 


On Oct 5, 2021, at 8:18 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Signalstuff.com--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Repeater interference

Rowland
 

If we do have some interference from another person or group we need to inform WWARA. But we will need more info to tell them. So please everyone when you get a chance listen and see what or who you can hear and let me know. Thanks

Rowland

On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 9:11 PM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Just wondering if others have listened to transmissions on the output of the repeater 441.825? At first when listening on Thursday and Friday thought it might be tropo ducting but this came over in the weekend and today so makes me wonder as this effect has not seemed to last as long from Oregon as in the past. Please listen as ID is in code and someone might be running a system on our output frequency locally, node or some other link.

I do not see any issues at this time as not on the input but also should not be on the output if not Oregon.

Ken W7ECK

 

--
Thanks,
Rowland


Interesting Site

Rowland
 

Signalstuff.com--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Pi weather images

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Very cool!

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On Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 7:26 PM, Ken Kosters <kenkosters@gmail.com> wrote:

The pi box keeps chugging along for now.

Ken W7ECK


Repeater interference

 

Hi all,

Just wondering if others have listened to transmissions on the output of the repeater 441.825? At first when listening on Thursday and Friday thought it might be tropo ducting but this came over in the weekend and today so makes me wonder as this effect has not seemed to last as long from Oregon as in the past. Please listen as ID is in code and someone might be running a system on our output frequency locally, node or some other link.

I do not see any issues at this time as not on the input but also should not be on the output if not Oregon.

Ken W7ECK

 


Pi weather images

 

The pi box keeps chugging along for now.

Ken W7ECK


Re: Software

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Not software, but an easy website:

https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Category:Amateur_Radio


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 10/3/2021 6:17 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io wrote:
That possibly could have been Shawn that posted that.\
Tom

In a message dated 10/3/2021 18:14:12 Pacific Standard Time, rowland.brasch@gmail.com writes:

This is from a past Snovarc member.....

"Some time ago, someone in the club posted a link to software that
would identify the digital transmissions on HF.

Not necessarily decode the transmission but would identify if it
was FT8 or some other protocol?

Does anyone remember such a posting?

He recently purchased a Rigblaster DX Pro, worked through the
driver problems for Win 10, and is interested is seeing what is
‘out there".

Thanks, Rowland

--
Thanks,
Rowland

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