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FW: It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Meet Wren.

Rowland
 

Please read and help if you can!

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

 


From: American Red Cross
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:22:09 AM (UTC-08:00) Baja California
To: Brasch, Rowland
Subject: It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Meet Wren.

Go Gold in support of kids fighting cancer.

 

 

 

 

American Red Cross

Meet Wren. She's a sweet 5-year-old battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. In the two years since her diagnosis, Wren has received 16 blood and platelet transfusions. She calls these lifesaving gifts "unicorn juice", thanks to a crafty nurse who used the term to calm her fears during treatment. Generous donors like you, have helped to restore Wren's strength and spirit so she can fight back against cancer.

In December, Wren and her family hope to mark a special milestone – ring the bell to signify the end of treatment and her battle with cancer won.

More than 15,000 kids and teens in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Kids like Wren need your donations on a regular basis, as blood transfusions can be a consistent part of their treatment.

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Re: RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

Robin WA7CPA
 

Bengt,
Thanks for responding. I had already found that link and went over it with my radio/software in detail following his recommendations.  My IC-7300 has a RTTY mode so I don't have to "know" which sideband to use. The radio has a RTTY-R mode to reverse and I have not touched it. What am I missing? I would expect the RTTY-R option would be the exception and not the rule.

Ideally someone with a perfectly working MMTTY set up alongside N1MM on an IC-7300 reviews their setup up with me in exacting detail in every possible software tab and radio setting. The sad thing is WC7Q has already done that with me over the phone and we are both stumped.

So is it a speaker issue? I have the high def speakers set in the computer as default. The USB Codec speakers are the Communications speakers. I am running Windows 10 and I have turned power management off to prevent the known issue of it hanging up the whole rig when idle for too long. In the MMTTY software I have tried specifying High Def, then Audio Codec, then nothing on the XMIT side.

Tnx,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:47 PM Bengt-Erik Norum <k7add@...> wrote:
RTTY is commonly "wrong sideband".  I've spent more hours troubleshooting than I'd admit outside of court.  If the 7300 can produce FSK, do that, as you won't struggle with TX audio, as much.

I'd recommend AA5AU's tutorials... See if this helps.

One of the most common transmit problems is transmitting inversely or up-side-down.  RTTY is polarity sensitive. Transmitting inverted means you are sending a Mark when you should be sending a Space and vice versa.  This can happen if you are using AFSK or FSK.  With AFSK, it could mean you are using the wrong sideband.  LSB is standard but USB can be used if you have the polarity correct.  Yet, most stations who send inverted are using the wrong sideband.  If you are set up to transmit in LSB, sending RTTY while in USB will result in your transmit being inverted.

When operating FSK, you could transmit inverted if your radio is not set correctly.  Most modern transceivers today will have a menu option for setting the polarity of your Mark tone.  If you find yourself receiving RTTY OK but transmitting inverted, change the setting in your radio.  Some older radios will have a switch setting to change the polarity of your FSK signal.  Refer to your owner’s manual on how to change the polarity of FSK.

RTTY can be a blast (and make the FT8 QSO rates seem paaaainfully slow!). Enjoy!

73, K7ADD

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:33 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Ken,
Audio has been my focus. Set up for FSK. Have tried setting it for either High Def or Audio Codec speakers and none! No difference. Filter BW set at 500. 

Tnx for any and all ideas.

Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:06 PM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Seems more like audio connection, software or interface in my opinion.
I have not played RTTY for some time but when tune allows will take a peak. 
One other thought is transmit bandwidth setting on TX? 
Just a few ideas.
I do not think this is antenna issue.

Ken W7ECK


On Sep 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


Re: RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

RTTY is commonly "wrong sideband".  I've spent more hours troubleshooting than I'd admit outside of court.  If the 7300 can produce FSK, do that, as you won't struggle with TX audio, as much.

I'd recommend AA5AU's tutorials... See if this helps.

One of the most common transmit problems is transmitting inversely or up-side-down.  RTTY is polarity sensitive. Transmitting inverted means you are sending a Mark when you should be sending a Space and vice versa.  This can happen if you are using AFSK or FSK.  With AFSK, it could mean you are using the wrong sideband.  LSB is standard but USB can be used if you have the polarity correct.  Yet, most stations who send inverted are using the wrong sideband.  If you are set up to transmit in LSB, sending RTTY while in USB will result in your transmit being inverted.

When operating FSK, you could transmit inverted if your radio is not set correctly.  Most modern transceivers today will have a menu option for setting the polarity of your Mark tone.  If you find yourself receiving RTTY OK but transmitting inverted, change the setting in your radio.  Some older radios will have a switch setting to change the polarity of your FSK signal.  Refer to your owner’s manual on how to change the polarity of FSK.

RTTY can be a blast (and make the FT8 QSO rates seem paaaainfully slow!). Enjoy!

73, K7ADD

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:33 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Ken,
Audio has been my focus. Set up for FSK. Have tried setting it for either High Def or Audio Codec speakers and none! No difference. Filter BW set at 500. 

Tnx for any and all ideas.

Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:06 PM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Seems more like audio connection, software or interface in my opinion.
I have not played RTTY for some time but when tune allows will take a peak. 
One other thought is transmit bandwidth setting on TX? 
Just a few ideas.
I do not think this is antenna issue.

Ken W7ECK


On Sep 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


Re: RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

What radio and sound card?

-p

On Sep 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


Re: RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

Robin WA7CPA
 

Ken,
Audio has been my focus. Set up for FSK. Have tried setting it for either High Def or Audio Codec speakers and none! No difference. Filter BW set at 500. 

Tnx for any and all ideas.

Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:06 PM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Seems more like audio connection, software or interface in my opinion.
I have not played RTTY for some time but when tune allows will take a peak. 
One other thought is transmit bandwidth setting on TX? 
Just a few ideas.
I do not think this is antenna issue.

Ken W7ECK


On Sep 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


Re: RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

 

Seems more like audio connection, software or interface in my opinion.
I have not played RTTY for some time but when tune allows will take a peak. 
One other thought is transmit bandwidth setting on TX? 
Just a few ideas.
I do not think this is antenna issue.

Ken W7ECK


On Sep 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


RTTY one-tone issue; ideas?

Robin WA7CPA
 

I am setting up MMTTY to run RTTY with N1MM logging software. I have gone over all settings in software and IC-7300 radio and I am still only xmitting the left-hand tone as verified by another station. I am thinking now RFI. I just added a toroid to the serial to usb cable. Does anyone have this setup and working? Perhaps it is one small thing I have overlooked in settings? 

Tnx and 73,
Robin, WA7CPA
p.s. Does anyone have an amateur radio station knowledgeable licensed electrician to recommend?


Emergency Medical Communication Using S.E.N.D. Protocol

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

I found a great article that was very helpful to me. It comes from John Jacob (W7DBO), creator of the Field Radio Podcasts, which are very relevant for Emergency communication.  I have this article in my "go bag" and have attached it. Hope it is also helpful to you.
Mel
N7GCO


Re: September 22 CERT readiness exercise

Mike Jacob
 

I really enjoy this exercise, but I will not be able to attend.  I am volunteering at the horse park all weekend doing parking for an event.

 

-Mike

W7GR

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:32 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] September 22 CERT readiness exercise

 

This is the second mailing of this e-mail. Rowland is being deployed by the Red Cross and will not be with us on Saturday.

 

Tom

 

SNOVARC members:

I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend to attend the CERT readiness exercise this Saturday. SNOVARC members should arrive at 0845 hours. It is the hope of the CERT exercise planners to utilize SNOVARC members as much as possible. This can include being embedded in a CERT team, assist CERT leadership track, record and assign teams to tasks, act as net control, and there could be other jobs as well. The exercise will terminate at about 1200 hours, and there will be a lunch provided at the end of the exercise. I have attended several of the annual exercises as both a CERT and ham operator. There are good lessons to be learned. At this point in time, Rowland is coming (assuming he does not get deployed for a Red Cross mission), Shawn and my self. I would love to see more of you there. You can polish both your CERT and ham skills. The event is going to be based on a significant windstorm event. There have been numerous posts about this already.

 

I hope to see you there on Saturday.

 

Tom, WA7TBP

 


September 22 CERT readiness exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

This is the second mailing of this e-mail. Rowland is being deployed by the Red Cross and will not be with us on Saturday.

Tom

SNOVARC members:

I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend to attend the CERT readiness exercise this Saturday. SNOVARC members should arrive at 0845 hours. It is the hope of the CERT exercise planners to utilize SNOVARC members as much as possible. This can include being embedded in a CERT team, assist CERT leadership track, record and assign teams to tasks, act as net control, and there could be other jobs as well. The exercise will terminate at about 1200 hours, and there will be a lunch provided at the end of the exercise. I have attended several of the annual exercises as both a CERT and ham operator. There are good lessons to be learned. At this point in time, Rowland is coming (assuming he does not get deployed for a Red Cross mission), Shawn and my self. I would love to see more of you there. You can polish both your CERT and ham skills. The event is going to be based on a significant windstorm event. There have been numerous posts about this already.

I hope to see you there on Saturday.

Tom, WA7TBP



Re: September 22 CERT readiness exercise at Tolt MacDonald Park

Benjamin Thompson
 

Thank you Tom for sharing to the group.  I wanted to add the registration link, the better head count we have the better we can plan the food (please let us know soon by registering as a participant).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cdccc-disaster-readiness-exercise-tickets-49653042587?aff=utm_source%25S3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

-Benjamin Thompson, sent from my phone.


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:26:03 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] September 22 CERT readiness exercise at Tolt MacDonald Park
 
Hi Tom,
I plan to be there. See you at 0845.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


On Sep 17, 2018, at 7:22 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

SNOVARC members:

I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend to attend the CERT readiness exercise this Saturday. SNOVARC members should arrive at 0845 hours. It is the hope of the CERT exercise planners to utilize SNOVARC members as much as possible. This can include being embedded in a CERT team, assist CERT leadership track, record and assign teams to tasks, act as net control, and there could be other jobs as well. The exercise will terminate at about 1200 hours, and there will be a lunch provided at the end of the exercise. I have attended several of the annual exercises as both a CERT and ham operator. There are good lessons to be learned. At this point in time, Rowland is coming (assuming he does not get deployed for a Red Cross mission), Shawn and my self. I would love to see more of you there. You can polish both your CERT and ham skills. The event is going to be based on a significant windstorm event. There have been numerous posts about this already.

I hope to see you there on Saturday.

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: September 22 CERT readiness exercise at Tolt MacDonald Park

Robin WA7CPA
 

Hi Tom,
I plan to be there. See you at 0845.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


On Sep 17, 2018, at 7:22 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

SNOVARC members:

I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend to attend the CERT readiness exercise this Saturday. SNOVARC members should arrive at 0845 hours. It is the hope of the CERT exercise planners to utilize SNOVARC members as much as possible. This can include being embedded in a CERT team, assist CERT leadership track, record and assign teams to tasks, act as net control, and there could be other jobs as well. The exercise will terminate at about 1200 hours, and there will be a lunch provided at the end of the exercise. I have attended several of the annual exercises as both a CERT and ham operator. There are good lessons to be learned. At this point in time, Rowland is coming (assuming he does not get deployed for a Red Cross mission), Shawn and my self. I would love to see more of you there. You can polish both your CERT and ham skills. The event is going to be based on a significant windstorm event. There have been numerous posts about this already.

I hope to see you there on Saturday.

Tom, WA7TBP


September 22 CERT readiness exercise at Tolt MacDonald Park

Tom WA7TBP
 

SNOVARC members:

I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend to attend the CERT readiness exercise this Saturday. SNOVARC members should arrive at 0845 hours. It is the hope of the CERT exercise planners to utilize SNOVARC members as much as possible. This can include being embedded in a CERT team, assist CERT leadership track, record and assign teams to tasks, act as net control, and there could be other jobs as well. The exercise will terminate at about 1200 hours, and there will be a lunch provided at the end of the exercise. I have attended several of the annual exercises as both a CERT and ham operator. There are good lessons to be learned. At this point in time, Rowland is coming (assuming he does not get deployed for a Red Cross mission), Shawn and my self. I would love to see more of you there. You can polish both your CERT and ham skills. The event is going to be based on a significant windstorm event. There have been numerous posts about this already.

I hope to see you there on Saturday.

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Winlink with no TNC

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Sound card modems are certainly worth the effort of trying, and even if you prefer to not use VOX functions, a USB/serial adapter with RTS is less than $5. You can easily lash together a USB sound card TNC for less that $30, including some safety isolation. (maybe I'll bring one in for show & tell some meeting)

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 9/16/2018 2:54 PM, Ken Kosters wrote:
Question came up over the radio today if TNC was needed for Winlink, I personally have never used TNC and just cheap USB soundcards if more ports are needed. Hope this provides some answers for an cheaper solution for Winlink and other digital modes. Sure knobs are nice but once setup I vey rarely need to access sliders on the computer. USB soundcards are a dime a dozen and worth a try, if it does not work for you then by all means buy a TNC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=266&v=RF0OMNZCEVA
http://n4ser.org/2014/winlink-getting-air-without-modem/

Ken W7ECK


Weather sat

 

One of the easy coax antennas from the last club meeting, decided to play around even if it was cut short for 137.000 and on the ground with tuning brick. The result was as expected and useable image for this area, needless to say a stripped back piece of coax and dongle can pull down an image.

Ken W7ECK  


Winlink with no TNC

 

Question came up over the radio today if TNC was needed for Winlink, I personally have never used TNC and just cheap USB soundcards if more ports are needed. Hope this provides some answers for an cheaper solution for Winlink and other digital modes. Sure knobs are nice but once setup I vey rarely need to access sliders on the computer. USB soundcards are a dime a dozen and worth a try, if it does not work for you then by all means buy a TNC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=266&v=RF0OMNZCEVA
http://n4ser.org/2014/winlink-getting-air-without-modem/

Ken W7ECK


Re: QRZ

Gerard Repko
 

Dead ringer for ya 😄


Re: QRZ

Rowland
 

Good likeness……  😉

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Kosters
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:56 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] QRZ

 

Happened to see this tonight on QRZ for the first time. I could happen to you so suggest look good for the shot.

Ken W7ECK


Re: Saturday Elmer Session || W7ABD Hosting - Sat, 9/15/18 #cal-reminder

W7ABD
 

This Saturday session is CANCELLED

Jim

W7ABD



On 09/14/18 10:00, KE7GFZ@groups.io Calendar wrote:

Reminder:
Saturday Elmer Session || W7ABD Hosting

When:
Saturday, 15 September 2018

Where:
Carnation Club shack/Carnation city hall

Description:
Saturday Elmer Session.  Will have tools and test equipment for testing radios, feedlines and antennas.  Also can provide training for using the equipment located down in the Carnation Shack, as well as programming and using your own radios.

View Event.



QRZ

 

Happened to see this tonight on QRZ for the first time. I could happen to you so suggest look good for the shot.

Ken W7ECK

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