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Re: Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

Martin Tuip
 


I worked them on cw on 15 and 17. Was unable to get them on other bands or modes for some reason.


Martin



On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM -0800, "Chuck" <chuckpowrie@...> wrote:

Yes on DX presentation.

Chuck
KE7JWP

Sent from my iPad

On Nov 17, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Yes for the DX Expedition presentation.  Make sure there is an opening for a particular month for him to present to club.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

SnoValley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC)

www.snovarc.org

SnoVARC Facebook

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:28 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

 

Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be returning very soon from the Mellish Reef Dxpedition, VK9MA. I am sure he will book up very quickly for Elmer presentations. Any interest in booking him in his first available month? Mellish Reef is uninhabited way out in the Coral Sea. How cool is that? Did anyone work the DXpedition?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

Chuck
 

Yes on DX presentation.

Chuck
KE7JWP

Sent from my iPad

On Nov 17, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Yes for the DX Expedition presentation.  Make sure there is an opening for a particular month for him to present to club.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

SnoValley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC)

www.snovarc.org

SnoVARC Facebook

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:28 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

 

Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be returning very soon from the Mellish Reef Dxpedition, VK9MA. I am sure he will book up very quickly for Elmer presentations. Any interest in booking him in his first available month? Mellish Reef is uninhabited way out in the Coral Sea. How cool is that? Did anyone work the DXpedition?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

Rowland
 

Yes for the DX Expedition presentation.  Make sure there is an opening for a particular month for him to present to club.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

SnoValley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC)

www.snovarc.org

SnoVARC Facebook

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:28 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

 

Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be returning very soon from the Mellish Reef Dxpedition, VK9MA. I am sure he will book up very quickly for Elmer presentations. Any interest in booking him in his first available month? Mellish Reef is uninhabited way out in the Coral Sea. How cool is that? Did anyone work the DXpedition?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

I'm happy to invite him - this will be an interesting one, for sure!  I was originally scheduled to be on the trip and had to bail, due to the new job.  I built the website and donation mechanism and was a pilot and twitter liaison for the operation, while they were out there.  Some of my equipment even went without me.

I can tell you that this operation falls into the "mega complexity" category.  They took ~8 pallets of gear and ran 5 operating positions, often with two stations on the same band (CW/RTTY & Phone).   Their final tally for ~10 days on the reef was 43k (+/- some for log discrepancies).

73, K7ADD

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:28 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be returning very soon from the Mellish Reef Dxpedition, VK9MA. I am sure he will book up very quickly for Elmer presentations. Any interest in booking him in his first available month? Mellish Reef is uninhabited way out in the Coral Sea. How cool is that? Did anyone work the DXpedition?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA



Mellish Reef DXpedition Elmer presentation interest?

Robin WA7CPA
 

Rob Fanfant, N7QT, will be returning very soon from the Mellish Reef Dxpedition, VK9MA. I am sure he will book up very quickly for Elmer presentations. Any interest in booking him in his first available month? Mellish Reef is uninhabited way out in the Coral Sea. How cool is that? Did anyone work the DXpedition?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Any interest in SDR Microwave Elmer presentation?

Robin WA7CPA
 

John Petrich, W7FU, attended and presented at the October Microwave Conference in California. He has 38 slides. It is a highly specialized and technical aspect of amateur radio we do not ordinarily hear about. Is there any interest in the topic? If yes, I can ask him if he is willing to do a spring month presentation. I do not know if he would say yes. Alternatively, I could ask him to do a continuation on the SDR intro he gave us in September.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: How to send SMS messages with Winlink.

Robin WA7CPA
 

Mel,
Thank you!
Robin, WA7CPA

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:59 PM, Mel <teammel@...> wrote:

Dear friends,

I have discovered a really handy way to send SMS messages using Winlink in an emergency.

The ARES group here in Spokane use Winlink as their primary emergency communication tool.

It is really easy to setup and use both on VHF/UHF and HF. 

In the files area, I posted an article on how to use Winlink to send SMS messages. I can see many circumstances that this could be a great help.

 

Miss you all and hope you are doing well.

 

Mel

N7GCO

 



How to send SMS messages with Winlink.

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

Dear friends,

I have discovered a really handy way to send SMS messages using Winlink in an emergency.

The ARES group here in Spokane use Winlink as their primary emergency communication tool.

It is really easy to setup and use both on VHF/UHF and HF. 

In the files area, I posted an article on how to use Winlink to send SMS messages. I can see many circumstances that this could be a great help.

 

Miss you all and hope you are doing well.

 

Mel

N7GCO

 


New file uploaded to snovarc@groups.io

snovarc@groups.io Notification <snovarc+notification@...>
 

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

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Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Christmas Dinner

Rowland
 

Remember no meeting in December. Instead it will be our Annual SnoVARC Christmas Dinner.

When: December 7th

Time: 6:30

Location: Ixtapa Restaurant (Redmond Ridge)
22350 NE Marketplace Drive  #106, Redmond

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: CW training

Martin Tuip
 

Thanks for sharing that. I signed up for the Morse code academy a while back but they ended up being pretty rude and not much helpful when there were technical issues so I abandoned that. I have started to listen to more cw transmissions and am starting to recognize more and more. I probably will have to do more test transmissions as you suggest.



M



On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:39 AM -0800, "Paul Butzi (W7PFB)" <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Yesterday after I shared that I was working on learning Morse Code on the newbie net it seemed there might be some interest among other non-morse-enabled folks.

My experience so far:
* I have tried learning it just with a code practice oscillator and some recordings of groups, and been hopelessly unsuccessful.
* I have tried the Skilman method and been unsuccessful (but I have the discs if anyone wants to borrow them).

The things that finally have been successful for me were:
* buying a paddle and hooking it up to my transceiver (with built in keyer), dialing the power down to zero, and practicing *sending*.  I have my radio set up with a computer and fldigi, so what I’ve done is set fldigi to read the morse I’m sending, which shows me when I get it right and when I get it wrong.  Just starting with the few letters/numbers I had managed to memorize, over and over, then learning new symbols, until in fairly short order I found I could read a printed line and send the morse.  The first time I successfully sent “What hath God wrought” I felt pretty good.  When I successfully sent “Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz” I felt even better.

* using the website lcwo.net.  It has the 40 lesson Koch method, which is what I’m using now with modest success.  I’m using the Farnsworth method, where the symbols are played at 20wpm with the intercharacter space extended to slow it down to an effective speed of 5wpm.  The big breakthrough for me is that playing the symbols this fast means there’s just no way to count dits and dahs.  You just let the sound wash over you and trigger the ‘letter’ in your brain.

lcwo.net also has a great practice tool called ‘morse machine’, which I find is really helpful for me.  Basically, it will play a single symbol, you type the symbol on the keyboard of your computer.  When you get it right, it plays another symbol.  This takes the ‘Oh, no!  I got behind and now I’m lost’ stress out of it.

I know for sure that what works for one person may well not work for another, your best hope seems to be to keep trying different methods until you find one that lets you make progress.

Also, if you have little kids, teach’em morse code when they’re little.  For sure this would have been a lot easier for me when I was five years old and my brain was a bit more flexible.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


CW training

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yesterday after I shared that I was working on learning Morse Code on the newbie net it seemed there might be some interest among other non-morse-enabled folks.

My experience so far:
* I have tried learning it just with a code practice oscillator and some recordings of groups, and been hopelessly unsuccessful.
* I have tried the Skilman method and been unsuccessful (but I have the discs if anyone wants to borrow them).

The things that finally have been successful for me were:
* buying a paddle and hooking it up to my transceiver (with built in keyer), dialing the power down to zero, and practicing *sending*.  I have my radio set up with a computer and fldigi, so what I’ve done is set fldigi to read the morse I’m sending, which shows me when I get it right and when I get it wrong.  Just starting with the few letters/numbers I had managed to memorize, over and over, then learning new symbols, until in fairly short order I found I could read a printed line and send the morse.  The first time I successfully sent “What hath God wrought” I felt pretty good.  When I successfully sent “Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz” I felt even better.

* using the website lcwo.net.  It has the 40 lesson Koch method, which is what I’m using now with modest success.  I’m using the Farnsworth method, where the symbols are played at 20wpm with the intercharacter space extended to slow it down to an effective speed of 5wpm.  The big breakthrough for me is that playing the symbols this fast means there’s just no way to count dits and dahs.  You just let the sound wash over you and trigger the ‘letter’ in your brain.

lcwo.net also has a great practice tool called ‘morse machine’, which I find is really helpful for me.  Basically, it will play a single symbol, you type the symbol on the keyboard of your computer.  When you get it right, it plays another symbol.  This takes the ‘Oh, no!  I got behind and now I’m lost’ stress out of it.

I know for sure that what works for one person may well not work for another, your best hope seems to be to keep trying different methods until you find one that lets you make progress.

Also, if you have little kids, teach’em morse code when they’re little.  For sure this would have been a lot easier for me when I was five years old and my brain was a bit more flexible.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


Re: Veterans Day ACtivations

Shawn / K7ATA
 

My general time frame is 1000-1500, but there's no rule preventing other from being there earlier or later.


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 11/7/2017 3:11 PM, Chuck wrote:
Shawn,

Do you have a time frame in mind?

Chuck
KE7JWP

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:22 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Veterans Day ACtivations

Want some cool entries in your log book?

Get ready for Museum Ship weekend!


109 ships are participating, and its going to be a fun weekend! my current plan is to open the Carnation Shack Saturday and see how many ships I can reach! Company & other operators are welcome!


http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA








Re: Veterans Day ACtivations

Chuck
 

Shawn,

Do you have a time frame in mind?

Chuck
KE7JWP

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:22 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Veterans Day ACtivations

Want some cool entries in your log book?

Get ready for Museum Ship weekend!


109 ships are participating, and its going to be a fun weekend! my current plan is to open the Carnation Shack Saturday and see how many ships I can reach! Company & other operators are welcome!


http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA


Dual Band Antenna/Carnation Space status

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Jim W7ABD and I put the repaired Comet CX-333 antenna back up in place on the roof of the Carnation city hall. For what it’s worth Comet were great about supplying a replacement power feed section under warranty and coaching me through the repairs.

That antenna tests out just fine. Let’s hope it stays that way! Feel free to use the dual band Kenwood TM-v71a in the club shack, which is connected to that antenna.

I also repaired/refurbished the Comet GP-6 that was originally put up in that position; that antenna is now nice and spiffy clean and tests fine on a tripod here at my house, so I think we can use it as a spare.

I took the GP-9 home to do a refurb job on it. It definitely needs some repair but I think it will be fine after a bit of attention. Once that antenna is good to go it’ll get loaned to Ralph KC7QXD for him to try at his home QTH to see if the added gain helps. After that, it’ll be available for other uses.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


Re: Facebook security

Kathy K7KJB
 

I agree with Ben.

 

Kathy

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Thompson
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2017 4:52 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Facebook security

 

Facebook allows for public, closed, and secret groups. Public groups (like SnoVARC) are open to anyone to see what is posted. Closed groups only allow the public to see the group and members, secret groups cannot be searched for and are effectively invite only.

 

As Ken says, the Facebook page is a good way to be open to the public to get exposure, and help people in the area who are not a part of our club.  I think it’s a valuable tool we have.  That said, anything sensitive may be best left to email, where the recipient list is better vetted, and one level higher security. Things like repeater codes are best left here or in person.

 

My $0.02...

 

-Benjamin Thompson, sent from my phone.


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 4:44:54 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Facebook security

 

Rowland,

I don't view the SnoVarc Facebook group as a bad thing. I think it is an easy way for us to share with each other. I am just trying to gain an understanding of this particular group page and its settings.

 

Thanks you,

 

Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Veterans Day ACtivations

Robin WA7CPA
 

Sounds fun, Shawn! Let's share our Museum Ship contacts here after the event. Or spot for each other during...

Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
Want some cool entries in your log book?

Get ready for Museum Ship weekend!


109 ships are participating, and its going to be a fun weekend! my current plan is to open the Carnation Shack Saturday and see how many ships I can reach! Company & other operators are welcome!


http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA






Veterans Day ACtivations

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Want some cool entries in your log book?

Get ready for Museum Ship weekend!


109 ships are participating, and its going to be a fun weekend! my current plan is to open the Carnation Shack Saturday and see how many ships I can reach! Company & other operators are welcome!


http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA


Re: Shelton repeater

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Already have!

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 11/6/2017 7:30 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) wrote:
Maybe Shawn could touch base again and tell’em “Thanks!” as a way to cement a cooperative relationship?

Sure is great to get this cleared up.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 6, 2017, at 6:55 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@... <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

Looks like the people managing the Shelton Repeater have gotten it fixed.  I heard it ID tonight on 443.250, so did some quick tests.  Their repeater only responds to PL Tone 100.0 now.  Not our 103.5 and not if tone is off.  Good news for all!

Jim
W7ABD


Re: Shelton repeater

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Maybe Shawn could touch base again and tell’em “Thanks!” as a way to cement a cooperative relationship?

Sure is great to get this cleared up.  

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 6, 2017, at 6:55 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

Looks like the people managing the Shelton Repeater have gotten it fixed.  I heard it ID tonight on 443.250, so did some quick tests.  Their repeater only responds to PL Tone 100.0 now.  Not our 103.5 and not if tone is off.  Good news for all!

Jim
W7ABD

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