Date   

Free Generator Class-help keep the lights on!

Kathy K7KJB
 

Even for the mechanically-inclined an electricity generator can pose some challenges.

 

Rowland Brasch, Citizen Corps Representative, will give you some tips and answer your questions on selection, use and maintenance of your generator.

 

This free class will start at 7 PM, Tuesday, November 13th, at the Duvall Fire Station (15600 1st Avenue NE)  The class is sponsored by the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council. 

 

Call 425-788-8260 or email info@... to register for the Generator class.

 

For additional information on emergency preparedness, visit www.carnationduvallcitizencorps.org. 


URGENT - need your vote!

barbpowrie <bpowrie@...>
 

At the last SnoVARC meeting, we discussed amending the Constitution and Bylaws so that our formal procedure to elect officers reflects our actual practice, more appropriate for a smaller club. The urgency is that amendment requires a two thirds vote by our total membership...so we need you to vote!

As attendance at club meetings can vary and as we need to vote on this amendment by the November 1st club meeting, I am asking all members send in their ballot prior to the meeting - particularly if you are not planning on being at the next meeting. Please print out the ballot under Files / Ballot SnoVARC Amendment, sign and date, and send to me either by email as a scanned document or by mail to Barb Powrie, 8313 353rd Ave NE, Carnation WA 98014.

Thanks for your participation!

Barb Powrie (K7XIT), Secretary


New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

KE7GFZ@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the KE7GFZ
group.

File : /Ballot SnoVARC Amendment.docx
Uploaded by : barbpowrie <bpowrie@centurytel.net>
Description : 2012 Ballot on Election Amendment

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KE7GFZ/files/Ballot%20SnoVARC%20Amendment.docx

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

barbpowrie <bpowrie@centurytel.net>


New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

KE7GFZ@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the KE7GFZ
group.

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Description : Minutes Oct 2012

You can access this file at the URL:
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To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

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Ham Support of The Seattle Marathon

slick
 

                   

SEATTLE MARATHON 2012

Kids Staged Marathon & 5K Run & Walk

Saturday, November 24, 2012

 

Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk, Full Marathon, & Full Marathon Walk

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Greetings,

 

Despite all the changes during the last year, it is once again time to start planning for the Seattle Marathon.  Again we, the public service oriented Hams of this area, have another opportunity to serve.  I believe that this event utilizes more Hams than any other event in the Seattle area.

 

We continue to have the AMICA Insurance Company as the major sponsor and the University of Washington Medical Center will continue to be the Official Medical Provider.  The Marathon Association expects that there will be over 16,000 participants in this year’s Marathon.  About 3,000 volunteers are needed to make this possible.  Of that number, we’ll need over 150 Hams to properly cover the course.  Each Ham’s effort will provide several services to both the participants and organizers.

 

As is the case every year, I continue to find more staffing opportunities than I have volunteers.  A continuing need is for Hams that are EMT or Paramedic trained.   I’d like to invite each of you, even if you aren’t available to help us, to spread the word to your fellow Hams.

 

Some Hams will communicate for water stops, or monitor and possibly Marshal intersections.  We will assist the “split timers” with the event starter’s gun sound.  We will have Hams with the 3 water trucks, providing coordination.  About 10 APRS equipped Hams will communicate as the “Pooped Out Participant Pickup Patrol”.  Other Hams will staff the several Seattle Center communications positions, shadowing the event organizers, supporting the Recovery Area, etc.  There will be a need for several Hams, on bicycles, to provide coverage and assistance for the last several miles of the event.  Handheld radios with the 440MHz band are almost always sufficient to support this event.  

 

The Kids Staged Marathon will still be held on Saturday, the 24th of November.  This is a 1.2-mile run around the perimeter of Seattle Center, with around 2000 or more kids and many parents participating.  Experience tells me that I’ll need about 10 Hams for this short event.   A 5K Run/Walk will also be held that same morning.  I’ll need a few additional Hams for this event since they overlap.

 

I hope that you will work with us this year.  I will try to follow your wishes as to assignment.  The position that you served last year is yours unless you ask for a change of assignments.  I will work with new Hams to select an assignment that will meet their needs.  I will try to make everybody happy – if possible. 

 

There will be four meetings at my home – to orient you and to deliver the materials to you, that will make it possible to handle whatever assignment we ask you to take.  While I only ask that you attend one of the four meetings, I encourage you to make every effort to attend. 

 

As in past years, there will be ID badges, tee shirts and orange baseball caps for identification, as well as orange vests for your safety.  Our next e-mail will give the details, but please reserve a couple of hours on Saturday, Nov. 17 or Sunday, Nov. 18.  I’ve asked David Flood to rewrite the PowerPoint presentation so hopefully it will more informative and will help shorten the meetings.  There will still be apples and Krispy Cream donuts for your enjoyment. 

 

So I am asking each of you to plan to be a part of this great event and to let your fellow Ham friends know also.  Please confirm your participation as a member of the great Ham radio support team for this year’s Seattle Marathon as soon as possible.  Thank You! 

 

To learn more about the Seattle Marathon, look at this site            http://www.seattlemarathon.org

 

Please e-mail your reply as soon as possible – to   w7aka@...   or call my home at 425-226-4115 or my cell phone at 425-890-5752.

 

Thank you,

 

Fran Underwood, N7FWZ

 


SnoVARC Net, 10/12/2012, 3:00 am

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Friday October 12, 2012
Time:   3:00 am - 3:15 am
Location:   "025" repeater at 442.025 MHz plus shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "025" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone of 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC Net, 10/12/2012, 3:00 am

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Friday October 12, 2012
Time:   3:00 am - 3:15 am
Location:   "025" repeater at 442.025 MHz plus shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "025" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone of 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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Club Christmas Dinner

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

Please put Thursday December 6th on your calendar for the SnoVARC Annual Christians Dinner.

It will be held at the
Family Pancake House
17621 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-883-0922

They have a room reserved for us.
Dinner will be at 6:30 PM.

Please bring your spouse.


Shelter Operations Class and Drill - Important Training for Community Preparedness

slick
 

 

Flooding?  Power outage?  Extreme weather? 

 

Any one of these types of disasters could mean your family, neighbors or fellow community members are displaced and require shelter.  Whether they need shelter from the elements or because their homes are uninhabitable, there will BE no shelter without trained volunteers to help open and maintain that shelter.  PLEASE help your community today by learning how to set up an Emergency Community Shelter.  Two upcoming events include:

 

First:  Learn the skills needed for opening and running shelters

American Red Cross Shelter Operations

and Shelter Simulation

Saturday, October 20th, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Duvall Fire Station

 

Next:  Practice the skills learned in this class

Shelter Exercise/Drill

Saturday, November 10th, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tolt Congregational Church, Carnation

 

Other participants include:

-        CERTS (Community Emergency Response Teams)

-        MRC (Medical Reserve Corps)

-        SnoVARC (Sno-Valley Amateur Radio Club)

 

Sponsored by the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps.  For registration or more information contact Kathy Brasch at 425-788-8260 or email kb1@....

 

Come join us in making our communities

Stronger, Safer and Better Prepared!

 


Repeater Update 10 07 2012

Dan Pflugrath
 

I checked out the repeater today about 11:00AM today.

I was able to watch the solar panel charge controller perform switching from acceptance mode (14.4 battery voltage) to float mode (battery voltage 13.42).  This is Very Good.  The charge controller is programmed to be in acceptance mode for two hours when solar power is available and then go to float mode for battery maintenance. 

 

I measured the current draw in transmit mode, high power 10.5 amps (40 Watts) and low power 6.6 amps (25 Watts)

The current draw in receive and standby mode is about 0.65 amps.

These numbers are less than my original design inputs, 12 amps (25 watts) and 1.2 amps receive.

 

I also took the repeater out of service for 30 minutes and installed the MOV static electricity and voltage protection between the solar panels and the charge controller.

 

The repeater is back up and working great.

 

Best Regards,

Dan KA7GPP

Phone: 425-941-2339

dpflugrath@...

 



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Emergency Communication

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

There is a great service where you can get notification by text, e-mail or phone on emergency closures and conditions.

To sign up go to RPIN.org


FW: Space Station Deploys Five CubeSats

slick
 

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Members Only Web site [mailto:memberlist@www.arrl.org]
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:06 AM
To: slick56@cablespeed.com
Subject: Space Station Deploys Five CubeSats

ZCZC AS05
QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 005 ARLS005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT October 5, 2012
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS005
ARLS005 Space Station Deploys Five CubeSats

Five research CubeSats - all with Amateur Radio communication systems - were successfully deployed from the International Space Station beginning around 1430 UTC today. The satellites were launched from the Kibo station module using a specially equipped robotic arm.

The group includes:

TechEdSat, a collaboration among NASA's Ames Research Center; San Jose State University; the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will be sending AX.25 packet telemetry at 437.465 MHz. The TechEdSat team is asking for assistance from amateurs in decoding and relaying data. Follow the mission on their Twitter page at, http://twitter.com/TechEdSat.
More information about decoding and submitting packet data is available on their website.

FITSAT-1, designed and built at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan, will test the feasibility of high-speed microwave data downlinks in low Earth orbit. It will transmit telemetry on 437.445 MHz and 5.84 GHz. They welcome signal reports from amateurs at their website at, http://turing.cs.fit.ac.jp/~fitsat/.

WE WISH, from the Meisei Electric Company Radio Club, Japan, will send CW telemetry and occasional SSTV images at 437.505 MHz.

RAIKO, designed and built by students at Wakayama University, Japan, will transmit high-speed data at 2.2 and 13 GHz.

F-1, built by students at FPT University in Hanoi, Vietnam will send telemetry at 145.980 and 437.485 MHz using 1200-baud packet and CW.
Amateurs are asked to monitor and submit reports. More information can be found at, http://fspace.edu.vn/?page_id=27.
NNNN
/EX

--------------------------------------------------------------------
ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: James D Pace, K7CEX
k7cex@arrl.org


Appreciation to Kathy and Rowland for tonights Elmer presentation

n7gco <n7gcodx@...>
 

At the club tonight Kathy Brasch, K7KJB, made an excellent presentation on Shelters. Then Rowland Brasch, K7RWB, followed it up with a great overview the communication, with special emphasis on the "Reserve Corps"
Thanks Rowland and Kathy.

If you have not filed our the clearance application (in the file section), you need to have this completed before you become active in emergencies. Talk to Rowland, if you have any questions.

Also, everyone in the club should complete the ICS courses 100 and 700.


New SnoVARC Trustee Appointed

Mel <n7gcodx@...>
 

For the last several years Marc Miller, N6TJQ, has served in a wonderful way as the Club Trustee. Several months ago Marc, because of the growth of his business requested the club find a new Trustee. On behalf of the entire club I want to express are heart felt appreciation to Marc and all he has done to help the club! Next time you see Marc be sure to express your appreciation for his service.

In accordance with the process outlined in the SnoVARC Constitution, The Board of Directors has appointed Rowland Brasch, K7RWB, as the new Club Trustee. As such he is a part of the Board of Directors of the club. We really appreciate Rowland's willingness to serve the club in this strategic way. We congratulate Rowland on this appointment.


Constitution and ByLaw proposed change = Official Notice

n7gco <n7gcodx@...>
 

The officers of the SnoVARC club have recommended updating "Article II: Election of Officers" section of our Constitution and Bylaws. You can download the current version from the files section to rea dhow it is currently.

Here is the proposed revision of Constitution. Article II would be changed as follows:

Article II: Election of Officers

Nomination: The nomination for all elected officers can be made by any club member in writing or in a meeting between December and on or before the January club meeting each year.

Voting: The election for all elected officers shall occur at a regularly scheduled club meeting in January or February. The voting constituency shall be the club members present at the meeting. A simple majority is needed for an election.

Results of the Election: The secretary or presiding officer shall announce the results of the election.

We will vote on the change at the November Club meeting.

Thanks you for your participation in the Club.

Mel Ming, N7GCO
SnoVARC President


SnoVARC Net, 10/4/2012, 8:00 pm

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday October 4, 2012
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location:   "025" repeater at 442.025 MHz plus shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "025" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone of 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Antenna Analyzer

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Mel,

That would be much appreciated. If you bring it to the meeting, I'll probably be able to return it by Saturday.

--Shawn
--KF7WXG

On 10/4/2012 10:07 AM, Mel wrote:
Shawn,

I have one you can use. I will bring it to the meeting or you can pick it up at my house on Saturday. I only live a few blocks from you.

Mel
N7GCO

--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, shawn<shawn@...> wrote:

Does anyone have an antenna analyzer/SWR meter that I can borrow for a
day or two? I just picked up a new antenna for my car and wanted to make
sure that it is as matched as I can get it.

--Shawn
--KF7WXG


On 10/2/2012 7:01 PM, KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Reminder from: *KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KE7GFZ/cal>*
Title: SnoVARC General Meeting.
Date: Thursday October 4, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Duvall Fire Station, 15600 1st Ave N., Duvall, WA 98019
Notes: The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular
general meeting. For directions go to SnoVARC website
http://snovalleyarc.org/meeting/index.html



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Antenna Analyzer

Mel <n7gcodx@...>
 

Shawn,

I have one you can use. I will bring it to the meeting or you can pick it up at my house on Saturday. I only live a few blocks from you.

Mel
N7GCO

--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, shawn <shawn@...> wrote:

Does anyone have an antenna analyzer/SWR meter that I can borrow for a
day or two? I just picked up a new antenna for my car and wanted to make
sure that it is as matched as I can get it.

--Shawn
--KF7WXG


On 10/2/2012 7:01 PM, KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com wrote:


Reminder from: *KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KE7GFZ/cal>*
Title: SnoVARC General Meeting.
Date: Thursday October 4, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Duvall Fire Station, 15600 1st Ave N., Duvall, WA 98019
Notes: The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular
general meeting. For directions go to SnoVARC website
http://snovalleyarc.org/meeting/index.html


Duvall's Scouting Ham Radio Event

slick
 

 

The Woodinville ARES group is sponsoring a location for the Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) on October 20, 2012 at a place east of Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, WA.

More information here:  http://www.woodinvillearesgroup.org/Pages/JOTA.aspx

The brochure about the Duvall event is found here:  http://www.woodinvillearesgroup.org/Documents/JOTA%202012%20Brochure.pdf

 

Thanks,

Leroy Collinwood

NE7L

 

 

 


SnoVARC Net, 10/4/2012, 8:00 pm

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday October 4, 2012
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location:   "025" repeater at 442.025 MHz plus shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "025" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone of 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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