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Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

An easy way to clear the hump is to site gear (either the Carnation Crossband or the repeater itself) at my place. I’m more or less directly uphill from Chuck and Lindy’s place. Altitude at ground level is about 500-510 feet.
For those who want to fiddle around with coverage tools my lat/long is N47.675 W 121.885.

I’ve got a GP-6 up at about 25 feet AGL that we can use to do coverage testing. I have no trouble hitting the Big Rock crossband at Shawn’s place with a handy-talkie and a duck, five watts standing on the ground.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 10:20 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

Just a couple thoughts.
1) Add some height to the antenna at the Cross Band repeater location at Chucks place to get over the hump between Chucks and Duvall. If that works there is a clear shot to the whole valley. The hump is what isolates Carnation and Duvall for any location on the east side of the valley.

2) Put the repeater antenna on top of the water tower in Duvall. If you can hit Carnation you again have a clear shot at the whole valley.

You can use Google Earth to run lines between the different locations and see what the topography profile looks like. IF there is much of a hill between the two locations you will most likely have a problem with propogation.


Dan KA7GPP



-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:12 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

there's a few ways to do propagation studies GPS numbers and altitude
for potential sites would be awesome. We can run the numbers based on
the shot mast we currently have at the bell site, as well as possibly
taller masts.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 7/21/2018 9:04 PM, Ken Kosters wrote:
Have a couple ideas but would be nice to run some propagation mapping
before testing. I don't have software for this but can give locations
to those that might.

Ken


On Jul 21, 2018, at 8:25 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...
<mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

Trying to think long term: if we could pick a site that made linking
the 441.825 and 443.250 repeaters straightforward, is that something
we would pursue? Is it desirable?


We don’t have a lot of time to get the repeater off the Bell site but
that doesn’t mean we have to rush selecting a new site. It would be
useful to have a wish list to evaluate potential sites against.


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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...
<mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the
City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River
Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more
toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE
124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an
antenna on that site. Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the
Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as
well. We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the
valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible
site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good
relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley
from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to
have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband
in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...
<mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being
sold. We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good
propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power
during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please
feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD





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Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Dan Pflugrath
 

Just a couple thoughts.
1) Add some height to the antenna at the Cross Band repeater location at Chucks place to get over the hump between Chucks and Duvall. If that works there is a clear shot to the whole valley. The hump is what isolates Carnation and Duvall for any location on the east side of the valley.

2) Put the repeater antenna on top of the water tower in Duvall. If you can hit Carnation you again have a clear shot at the whole valley.

You can use Google Earth to run lines between the different locations and see what the topography profile looks like. IF there is much of a hill between the two locations you will most likely have a problem with propogation.


Dan KA7GPP

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:12 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

there's a few ways to do propagation studies GPS numbers and altitude
for potential sites would be awesome. We can run the numbers based on
the shot mast we currently have at the bell site, as well as possibly
taller masts.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 7/21/2018 9:04 PM, Ken Kosters wrote:
Have a couple ideas but would be nice to run some propagation mapping
before testing. I don't have software for this but can give locations
to those that might.

Ken


On Jul 21, 2018, at 8:25 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...
<mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

Trying to think long term: if we could pick a site that made linking
the 441.825 and 443.250 repeaters straightforward, is that something
we would pursue? Is it desirable?


We don’t have a lot of time to get the repeater off the Bell site but
that doesn’t mean we have to rush selecting a new site. It would be
useful to have a wish list to evaluate potential sites against.


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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...
<mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the
City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River
Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more
toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE
124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an
antenna on that site. Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the
Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as
well. We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the
valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible
site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good
relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley
from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to
have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband
in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...
<mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being
sold. We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good
propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power
during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please
feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD





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Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Shawn / K7ATA
 

there's a few ways to do propagation studies GPS numbers and altitude for potential sites would be awesome. We can run the numbers based on the shot mast we currently have at the bell site, as well as possibly taller masts.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 7/21/2018 9:04 PM, Ken Kosters wrote:
Have a couple ideas but would be nice to run some propagation mapping before testing. I don't have software for this but can give locations to those that might.

Ken


On Jul 21, 2018, at 8:25 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@... <mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

Trying to think long term: if we could pick a site that made linking the 441.825 and 443.250 repeaters straightforward, is that something we would pursue?  Is it desirable?


We don’t have a lot of time to get the repeater off the Bell site but that doesn’t mean we have to rush selecting a new site.  It would be useful to have a wish list to evaluate potential sites against.


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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@... <mailto:w7pfb@...>> wrote:

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE 124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an antenna on that site.  Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as well.  We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@... <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD


Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

 

Have a couple ideas but would be nice to run some propagation mapping before testing. I don't have software for this but can give locations to those that might.

Ken 


On Jul 21, 2018, at 8:25 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Trying to think long term: if we could pick a site that made linking the 441.825 and 443.250 repeaters straightforward, is that something we would pursue?  Is it desirable?


We don’t have a lot of time to get the repeater off the Bell site but that doesn’t mean we have to rush selecting a new site.  It would be useful to have a wish list to evaluate potential sites against.


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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE 124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an antenna on that site.  Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as well.  We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD



Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Trying to think long term: if we could pick a site that made linking the 441.825 and 443.250 repeaters straightforward, is that something we would pursue?  Is it desirable?


We don’t have a lot of time to get the repeater off the Bell site but that doesn’t mean we have to rush selecting a new site.  It would be useful to have a wish list to evaluate potential sites against.


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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE 124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an antenna on that site.  Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as well.  We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD



Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

One possible site which seems like it merits some examination is the City of Carnation evacuation site at the south end of Tolt River Highlands.

Downsides:
* site is central to the lower Snoqualmie Valley rather than more toward the north end as the Bell site is.
* it’s not clear to me 120VAC power is available
* site does not cover the area east of the valley and north of NE 124th Ave NE as well as the Bell site does.
* site has good exposure for solar power.
* we’d really want every last bit of elevation we could get on an antenna on that site.  Even a 30’ mast would help.
* if we put the repeater there, we’d want to evaluate whether the Carnation and Big Rock crossband repeaters ought to be relocated as well.  We’d probably want to find a site on the west side of the valley for a crossband (Carnation Farm comes to mind as a possible site for a crossband, or indeed as a site for the repeater.


Upsides:
* site has a pretty good view of the valley proper.
* site owner is the City of Carnation, and we already have a good relationship with the city.

A good assessment of how well the repeater would cover the valley from that site would be relatively easy and would be a good thing to have on hand regardless, as it’s an obvious location for a crossband in the event we have a big event.

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

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD


Re: Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

Rowland
 

So the new owners did not embrace the idea of it staying I take……To Bad, Great site.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

SnoValley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC)

www.snovarc.org

SnoVARC Facebook

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of W7ABD
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:57 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

 

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD


Need to find new home for club's Bell Repeater

W7ABD
 

The property where the Bell Repeater is currently located is being sold.  We must have the repeater removed from the site by 9/15/18.

Criteria for new location of the repeater:

1) Must have good line of site to the Snoqualmie Valley with good propagation from Fall City to Monroe.

2) Must be located at higher elevation than the surrounding valley

3) Must have access to 120 VAC Single Phase 5 Amp Utility Power during the winter months.

4) Club must have 7/24 hour access to the site.

If anyone has an idea where we can relocate the repeater, please feel free to reply to this message.

Thanks!

Jim
W7ABD


Rob Thompson, Malta as 9H6YB with 3 ops and solo 9H3TKF, IOTA

Robin WA7CPA
 

Our UK buddy and regular SnoVARC visitor, Rob Thompson, will be activating with only 3 ops on Malta as 9H6YB for Islands on the Air and also he has a call as 9H3TKF. They will be on 24 hours, mainly SSB, on the last weekend of July, all bands. He will have 1500W, an IC-7300 and an Elecraft K3 with a 7-el tribander. 

Please let everyone know if you work him.

Tnx and 73, Robin, WA7CPA


Cool and groovy Radio Play Night at Big Rock Ball Fields Tuesday July 17

Robin WA7CPA
 

Big Rock Ball Fields in Duvall, Tuesday, July 17. 6 p.m. on. Cable and connector night. Let's sort it out. Basics of station setup. I am bringing my 8900R again for UHF/VHF. Bring your handheld to check into Dan's 7 p.m. net. What else are you bringing? Let's find you an Elmer. Be cool (and groovy) together. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA
Becoming prepared can be fun!


Re: FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Robin WA7CPA
 

The FT8900R is designed for YLs with small hands and fingers, less likely to spuriously change off intended settings while making adjustments.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 4:11 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
In fairness much of our struggle was caused by the user interface of the radio.

When the VCR market dried up, apparently all the people who did UI design for VCRs (the folks who made it impossible to figure out how to set the clock) got jobs doing UI design for Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, etc.

Whoever decided the right UI choice was a long list of menu items to scroll thru, each item denoted by one or two 3 letter abbreviations (e.g. COD TYP), well, I hope they end up in the Special Hell.  You know, the one where the people who talk in the theatre go.

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

On Jul 11, 2018, at 3:08 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Dan,
Thank you for saving me the time figuring this out...for crying out loud...

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

This link has a short description of WIRES and how to disable and re-enable the function on Yaesu radios FT-60 and FT8900. 

 

disabling-wires-on-your-yaesu-radio.html

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

 

We got on the air with the 8900R and tested four antennas with it. 1) 70 cm mag mount  2)Paul's G5  3) Tram 2-band mounted on Paul's tripod. 4) Slim Jim hurled in the tree by Andrew. All antennas worked with no detectable difference. Paul measured SWR on each. It was fun radio play, throwing new gear in the car, remembering batteries, cables, connectors, antennas--then having everything we needed to get on the air in a hurry. Still, plenty to learn about the radio. Thank you to Andrew for Elmering on the 8900, and of course Dan and Ken on air for help with getting WIRES turned off.

We will be rebranding our gatherings as Radio Play night at Big Rock. Come on out!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA



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Re: FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

In fairness much of our struggle was caused by the user interface of the radio.

When the VCR market dried up, apparently all the people who did UI design for VCRs (the folks who made it impossible to figure out how to set the clock) got jobs doing UI design for Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, etc.

Whoever decided the right UI choice was a long list of menu items to scroll thru, each item denoted by one or two 3 letter abbreviations (e.g. COD TYP), well, I hope they end up in the Special Hell.  You know, the one where the people who talk in the theatre go.

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

On Jul 11, 2018, at 3:08 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Dan,
Thank you for saving me the time figuring this out...for crying out loud...

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

This link has a short description of WIRES and how to disable and re-enable the function on Yaesu radios FT-60 and FT8900. 

 

disabling-wires-on-your-yaesu-radio.html

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

 

We got on the air with the 8900R and tested four antennas with it. 1) 70 cm mag mount  2)Paul's G5  3) Tram 2-band mounted on Paul's tripod. 4) Slim Jim hurled in the tree by Andrew. All antennas worked with no detectable difference. Paul measured SWR on each. It was fun radio play, throwing new gear in the car, remembering batteries, cables, connectors, antennas--then having everything we needed to get on the air in a hurry. Still, plenty to learn about the radio. Thank you to Andrew for Elmering on the 8900, and of course Dan and Ken on air for help with getting WIRES turned off.

We will be rebranding our gatherings as Radio Play night at Big Rock. Come on out!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA



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Re: FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Robin WA7CPA
 

Dan,
Thank you for saving me the time figuring this out...for crying out loud...

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

This link has a short description of WIRES and how to disable and re-enable the function on Yaesu radios FT-60 and FT8900. 

 

disabling-wires-on-your-yaesu-radio.html

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

 

We got on the air with the 8900R and tested four antennas with it. 1) 70 cm mag mount  2)Paul's G5  3) Tram 2-band mounted on Paul's tripod. 4) Slim Jim hurled in the tree by Andrew. All antennas worked with no detectable difference. Paul measured SWR on each. It was fun radio play, throwing new gear in the car, remembering batteries, cables, connectors, antennas--then having everything we needed to get on the air in a hurry. Still, plenty to learn about the radio. Thank you to Andrew for Elmering on the 8900, and of course Dan and Ken on air for help with getting WIRES turned off.

We will be rebranding our gatherings as Radio Play night at Big Rock. Come on out!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA



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Re: FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Dan Pflugrath
 

This link has a short description of WIRES and how to disable and re-enable the function on Yaesu radios FT-60 and FT8900. 

 

disabling-wires-on-your-yaesu-radio.html

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

 

We got on the air with the 8900R and tested four antennas with it. 1) 70 cm mag mount  2)Paul's G5  3) Tram 2-band mounted on Paul's tripod. 4) Slim Jim hurled in the tree by Andrew. All antennas worked with no detectable difference. Paul measured SWR on each. It was fun radio play, throwing new gear in the car, remembering batteries, cables, connectors, antennas--then having everything we needed to get on the air in a hurry. Still, plenty to learn about the radio. Thank you to Andrew for Elmering on the 8900, and of course Dan and Ken on air for help with getting WIRES turned off.

We will be rebranding our gatherings as Radio Play night at Big Rock. Come on out!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA



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Re: FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Robin WA7CPA
 

We got on the air with the 8900R and tested four antennas with it. 1) 70 cm mag mount  2)Paul's G5  3) Tram 2-band mounted on Paul's tripod. 4) Slim Jim hurled in the tree by Andrew. All antennas worked with no detectable difference. Paul measured SWR on each. It was fun radio play, throwing new gear in the car, remembering batteries, cables, connectors, antennas--then having everything we needed to get on the air in a hurry. Still, plenty to learn about the radio. Thank you to Andrew for Elmering on the 8900, and of course Dan and Ken on air for help with getting WIRES turned off.

We will be rebranding our gatherings as Radio Play night at Big Rock. Come on out!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Portable antenna base mount

Marshall Carpenter
 

What level of portable? Car? Backpack? First thought was a popup cover. You could use one corner as the mount. Something like this

 

https://www.amazon.com/Eurmax-Canopy-Gazebo-Cover-Replacement/dp/B00F9M84CU

 

This also protects your equipment to some degree.

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:12 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Portable antenna base mount

 

Hi All,
Please send ideas and suggestions for portable antenna base mounts--something stable I can mount to using a saddle clamp. Thank you.

Robin, WA7CPA


Portable antenna base mount

Robin WA7CPA
 

Hi All,
Please send ideas and suggestions for portable antenna base mounts--something stable I can mount to using a saddle clamp. Thank you.

Robin, WA7CPA


FT8900R night at Big Rock Ball Fields

Robin WA7CPA
 

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30ish at Big Rock Ball Fields. The Gathering. Bringing my new UHF/VHF 8900R to finally take the time to learn how to set it up and use it. Also, see the mysterious Tram antenna Home Depot sells. (In pieces--I need to figure it out, too!). If you own an 8900 and can be my Elmer on it, please come! All, please bring your handhelds for checking into KA7GPP's newbie/tech net. Also, leave the rain at home.

Tnx and 73,

Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Random ask

 

That would be Richard Gibbs KA7AEF in Carnation close to the club shack. He should be in the area after a long winter in Yuma.
425-503-9570 just let him know that we a friends.

Ken W7ECK

On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 11:05 AM, Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
This may be random, but does anyone have a large (4+feet diameter) satellite dish that they want to get rid of?I figure that its worth asking here before I go shopping.

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA






Re: Random ask

Tom WA7TBP
 

Shawn:

You might try Bill Dummond, W7QT. His phone is 425-883-8124. He was the guy in charge of the Stillwater Elementary School ham club. He might now of a dish.

Tom

In a message dated 7/8/2018 11:05:07 AM Pacific Standard Time, shawn@... writes:

This may be random, but does anyone have a large (4+feet diameter)
satellite dish that they want to get rid of?I figure that its worth
asking here before I go shopping.

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA




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