Date   

SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 16 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 16 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail 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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Interesting Read

slick
 

Interesting read.  A little long but a real eye opener. If this story does not motivate you to get better prepared ….there is no hope…….

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one


Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Summit on the Air

Martin Tuip
 

I am contemplating hiking up a mountain that weekend if I manage to get the youkits tj5a in on time. 

Martin 
kg7hax 


-------- Original message --------
From: "'Rowland Brasch' rwb@... [KE7GFZ]" <KE7GFZ@...>
Date: 07/12/2015 2:11 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Summit on the Air

 

September 12th & 13th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" Activity Weekend   

 

North America SOTA Activity Weekend 2015 is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the thirteen-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then.

 

The folks at NA-SOTA.org

 

 

 


Summit on the Air

slick
 

September 12th & 13th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" Activity Weekend   

 

North America SOTA Activity Weekend 2015 is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the thirteen-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then.

 

The folks at NA-SOTA.org

 

 

 


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 09 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail 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) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

slick
 

This spray is for some property in Eastern Washington.  No blackberries there just very hardy weeds and grasses.   

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 5:45 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

 

 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.

 

Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

 

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

 

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

 

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

 

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

 

-Paul KG7STV

 

 


Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Not really farming, not really landscape.  I just have a lot of forest, the battle with blackberries and salmonberries is never-ending, and I've had plenty of chances to take advice from the forestry people at both King County and the WA state extension, as well as from forest contractors.  It took me a few years to figure out but at least I'm no longer badly losing the battle.  It's now more more like 5 steps forward in the fall and 4 steps back in the spring.

In my experience herbicides alone won't prevail, and neither will mechanical control alone.  Together - you will win in the end.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Yahoo <kenkosters@...>
 

Thanks Paul,

Did not want to get to detailed in my explanation but sums it up.

Landscape experience or farming? My is based on agriculture.

Ken


On Jul 8, 2015, at 5:44 PM, kg7stv@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.


Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.

Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Yahoo <kenkosters@...>
 

Active ingredient in crossbow is 24D so any product that has the active ingredient should work. Spray blackberry plants in the fall after berries are done but green leaves are still on the plant. This time of year plant is trying to store energy in the root system for winter making the spraying more effective.
Good source for generic cheaper chemical would be Wolfkills farm supply in Monroe.

Ken W7ECK 


On Jul 8, 2015, at 3:06 PM, Bob Decker k7bd@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

I have tried  the acid with liquid soap,  Roundup, and Crossbow.
The acetic acid was least effective, roundup works well for small
plants but if you have cane plants, (blackberry) Crossbow must be used.
Roundup supposedly will not spread in the ground and will only
be effective on leafy plants.
Bob, K7BD


weed killer

Bob Decker
 

I have tried  the acid with liquid soap,  Roundup, and Crossbow.
The acetic acid was least effective, roundup works well for small
plants but if you have cane plants, (blackberry) Crossbow must be used.
Roundup supposedly will not spread in the ground and will only
be effective on leafy plants.
Bob, K7BD


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 09 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail 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: Weed Killer

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

Crossbow was what was discussed at the meeting.

I'm going to attempt acetic acid and dish soap (live on a well and don't want to risk the groundwater contamination).  I'll let you know how it does.

73, K7ADD


Weed Killer

slick
 

Either at the meeting or Field Day someone was talking about an effective weed killer that Carnation Hardware still carries cuz we are a farming community.  Does anyone remember that?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Thank you/radios

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I'd just like to thank those of you who volunteered today in Carnation.  As soon as this leg is back to normal I'll pitch in on this stuff.  For now, though, about all I can do is express my appreciation.  


Thanks!


-Paul KG7STV


Meeting

Yahoo <kenkosters@...>
 

Sorry I had to leave the meeting early, but one of the AC units at work decided it wanted some attention.

Ken W7ECK


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 02 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 02 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail 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) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Club Meeting

Jeremiah Judd <judd@...>
 

Thanks for clarifying, see you all tomorrow night.

Thank you,

Jeremiah
425.614.7271


---- On Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:28:30 -0700 KE7GFZ@... wrote ----

 

Thanks and that's what I had on my books also.

Ken


On Jul 1, 2015, at 4:03 PM, Lindy Friedlander lindyforbarclays@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

And that is what I put on the Agenda for the meeting.  So I am assuming it is tomorrow night.


Lindy


-----Original Message-----
From: Yahoo kenkosters@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...>
To: KE7GFZ <KE7GFZ@...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 3:05 pm
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Club Meeting

 
Does not matter to me but net script has the 2nd as meeting night.

Ken


On Jul 1, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Jeremiah Judd judd@... [KE7GFZ] < KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 
Believe I read some place that the meeting would be next Thursday the 9th. Is that correct?

Thank you,

Jeremiah
425.614.7271


Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Club Meeting

Yahoo <kenkosters@...>
 

Thanks and that's what I had on my books also.

Ken


On Jul 1, 2015, at 4:03 PM, Lindy Friedlander lindyforbarclays@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

And that is what I put on the Agenda for the meeting.  So I am assuming it is tomorrow night.


Lindy


-----Original Message-----
From: Yahoo kenkosters@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...>
To: KE7GFZ <KE7GFZ@...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 3:05 pm
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Club Meeting

 
Does not matter to me but net script has the 2nd as meeting night.

Ken


On Jul 1, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Jeremiah Judd judd@... [KE7GFZ] < KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 
Believe I read some place that the meeting would be next Thursday the 9th. Is that correct?

Thank you,

Jeremiah
425.614.7271

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