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Re: Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

Tom WA7TBP
 

Thanks Paul. I will coordinate with Lynn and maybe you and Jim could present in April, and Lynn in March.

Tom

In a message dated 2/6/2020 16:17:28 Pacific Standard Time, w7pfb@... writes:

Cancelling the meeting tonite is absolutely the right decision.  Roads and traffic are an absolute mess.

I look forward to presenting what I’ve learned on NVIS but it can’t be in March as I’ll be out of town.

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

On Feb 6, 2020, at 2:05 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I want all of you to be as safe as possible. With all the road closures and mudslides, and after conferring with some of you on the radio and telephone, I decided it was best to side on the side of safety and cancel the meeting. I will make this announcement on the repeater during the afternoon. Please pass on this information to anyone you hear.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me, tomwa7tbp@..., or call, 425-333-4833.

I apologize to Paul and Jim who have prepared what sounds like an excellent NVIS presentation. Next month?

Your soggy President,

Tom, WA7TBP


WWARA (repeater) talk Tuesday night

Robin WA7CPA
 

A representative of Western Washington Amateur Relay Association will be the speaker at the Tuesday evening Western Washington DX Club. I thought this might be a topic of interest to some in our club. The restaurant serves a very mediocre buffet dinner for $25 ordered in advance, but eating not required.The meal price pays the room rent, so in absence of eating, there is usually a raffle for donated ham items.  The drive is quite a slog, but if the topic is important enough to any, I would be available to potentially carpool. Without a carpool companion or companions, I will be staying home. https://www.wwdxc.org/2019/12/12/sep-2019-tadcook-2-2/ 

Details of location, etc are on the https://www.wwdxc.org/ website

I realize I'm not really selling it, but the honest truth is it's a rough commute and location. But this club is interested in repeaters, so...

Send me private email if interested.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Cancelling the meeting tonite is absolutely the right decision.  Roads and traffic are an absolute mess.

I look forward to presenting what I’ve learned on NVIS but it can’t be in March as I’ll be out of town.

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

On Feb 6, 2020, at 2:05 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I want all of you to be as safe as possible. With all the road closures and mudslides, and after conferring with some of you on the radio and telephone, I decided it was best to side on the side of safety and cancel the meeting. I will make this announcement on the repeater during the afternoon. Please pass on this information to anyone you hear.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me, tomwa7tbp@..., or call, 425-333-4833.

I apologize to Paul and Jim who have prepared what sounds like an excellent NVIS presentation. Next month?

Your soggy President,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

Tom WA7TBP
 

I didn't mention anything about net as you can see. I thought I would get on at 8:00 PM and see if anyone was around.

Tom

In a message dated 2/6/2020 15:34:58 Pacific Standard Time, kb1@... writes:

Net still on for tonight?

 

Kathy

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2020 2:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

 

Hello everyone:

I want all of you to be as safe as possible. With all the road closures and mudslides, and after conferring with some of you on the radio and telephone, I decided it was best to side on the side of safety and cancel the meeting. I will make this announcement on the repeater during the afternoon. Please pass on this information to anyone you hear.


If you have any questions, please e-mail me, tomwa7tbp@..., or call, 425-333-4833.


I apologize to Paul and Jim who have prepared what sounds like an excellent NVIS presentation. Next month?


Your soggy President,


Tom, WA7TBP



Re: Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

Kathy K7KJB
 

Net still on for tonight?

 

Kathy

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2020 2:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

 

Hello everyone:

I want all of you to be as safe as possible. With all the road closures and mudslides, and after conferring with some of you on the radio and telephone, I decided it was best to side on the side of safety and cancel the meeting. I will make this announcement on the repeater during the afternoon. Please pass on this information to anyone you hear.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me, tomwa7tbp@..., or call, 425-333-4833.

 

I apologize to Paul and Jim who have prepared what sounds like an excellent NVIS presentation. Next month?

 

Your soggy President,

 

Tom, WA7TBP


Tongiht's SNOVARC meeting is CANCELLED

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I want all of you to be as safe as possible. With all the road closures and mudslides, and after conferring with some of you on the radio and telephone, I decided it was best to side on the side of safety and cancel the meeting. I will make this announcement on the repeater during the afternoon. Please pass on this information to anyone you hear.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me, tomwa7tbp@..., or call, 425-333-4833.

I apologize to Paul and Jim who have prepared what sounds like an excellent NVIS presentation. Next month?

Your soggy President,

Tom, WA7TBP


Ark

Rowland
 

Well I am going to try and make it too home depot to pu some wood to start on an Ark.  Anyone want to help?????😇


Thanks,

Rowland

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...


Re: April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course

Irvina Mizell
 

My apologies to all if I scared you off with the 7:am time frame for the study days.  That's when I plan to be there to set up.  9:am is when class will begin. 

We are hosting study days with students, including 1:1 help and hands-on radio opportunities.

  • Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Irvina
W7IRM


From: Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:11 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course
 
We are confirmed to offer our annual Tech class and test.  The test is scheduled for 
  • Saturday, April 18th at 1:pm. 
In preparation for the test, we will need VEs to be prepared and involved. 

  • A VE class will be offered in February for those who wish to become VEs.  I'll let you know when.

A VE refresher course is being offered for those who are VEs. The day will include breakout sessions where the students break into teams to work on simulated exam paperwork.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We are hosting study days with students, including 1:1 help and hands-on radio opportunities.

  • Saturday, March 28, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All these events will be at the Duvall Fire Station.

Please sign up early for these events.

Thanks!

Irvina
W7IRM


April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course

Irvina Mizell
 

We are confirmed to offer our annual Tech class and test.  The test is scheduled for 
  • Saturday, April 18th at 1:pm. 
In preparation for the test, we will need VEs to be prepared and involved. 

  • A VE class will be offered in February for those who wish to become VEs.  I'll let you know when.

A VE refresher course is being offered for those who are VEs. The day will include breakout sessions where the students break into teams to work on simulated exam paperwork.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We are hosting study days with students, including 1:1 help and hands-on radio opportunities.

  • Saturday, March 28, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All these events will be at the Duvall Fire Station.

Please sign up early for these events.

Thanks!

Irvina
W7IRM


Technicians: 10-10 Contest this weekend

Robin WA7CPA
 

Here is a chance for any licensed ham, including technicians with phone privileges on 10 meters to make some contacts. https://www.ten-ten.org/index.php/activity/2013-07-22-20-26-48/qso-party-rules
No logging software? The 10-10 Winter Contest is slow enough for hand logging. Don't be put off with the word "contest". It just means there will be more stations on the air to call.


Here is a link to the Contest Calendar. There is always a lot going on. Following the contests is a great way to make contacts because the airwaves get busy.  

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Comm Academy April 24-26

Robin WA7CPA
 

Dale,
I can navigate the site but it appears they are not yet taking registrations and have not listed the cost. It will be very moderate.
Robin


Re: Comm Academy April 24-26

Dale Smith <dale_smith@...>
 

The site is hanging.  What is the cost?

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

 

Reclaim your life and delete FaceBook!

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:37 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Comm Academy April 24-26

 

http://commacademy.org


Comm Academy April 24-26

Robin WA7CPA
 


Re: 8 pm net transcription

Ralph Lease
 

I had a typo in the transcript.  It should read south bound 203.

Apologies 
Ralph

On Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 10:43 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Thank you to Ralph, KC7QXD, for transcribing and typing the results of last night’s 8 pm net:

WA7CPA Robin (net control) opened the net at 20:00 hours.

The following hams checked in:

W7ECK Ken in Duvall
K7ATA Shawn - mobile
W7ABD Jim in Duvall
WA1HEM Howard in Duvall
WA7KK Ken in North Bend
KD7HCW Lou East of Duvall
K7KDW Kirt in Monrow
KC7QXD Ralph in Stillwater
K7RWB Rowland in Lake Joy
WA7TBP Tom south bound 201 at Stillwater with traffic for the net
 
Tom thanked all who participated in the Cougar Mountain Repeater failure exercise.
 
The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:12
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the net.


8 pm net transcription

Robin WA7CPA
 

Thank you to Ralph, KC7QXD, for transcribing and typing the results of last night’s 8 pm net:

WA7CPA Robin (net control) opened the net at 20:00 hours.

The following hams checked in:

W7ECK Ken in Duvall
K7ATA Shawn - mobile
W7ABD Jim in Duvall
WA1HEM Howard in Duvall
WA7KK Ken in North Bend
KD7HCW Lou East of Duvall
K7KDW Kirt in Monrow
KC7QXD Ralph in Stillwater
K7RWB Rowland in Lake Joy
WA7TBP Tom south bound 201 at Stillwater with traffic for the net
 
Tom thanked all who participated in the Cougar Mountain Repeater failure exercise.
 
The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:12
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the net.


Reminder for Tonight's Meeting

Irvina Mizell
 

If you have any interest on how we might run this year's April test, please join us at the Duvall Fire Station at 6:30.  We are considering a radical change.  Hope to see lots of you there to help us think outside the box.

Thanks.

Irvina
W7IRM


Re: Can someone pick up the key

Irvina Mizell
 

Perfect.  I'll let them know it's you.

Irvina



From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:52 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Can someone pick up the key
 
Im close to the FD. I can grab it for you

***********************************
Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
***********************************




On Jan 22, 2020, at 2:48 PM, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:

from the Fire Dept for tomorrow's meeting?  Totally forgot we need a key.

Thanks.

Irvina



--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Can someone pick up the key

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Im close to the FD. I can grab it for you

***********************************
Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
***********************************




On Jan 22, 2020, at 2:48 PM, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:

from the Fire Dept for tomorrow's meeting?  Totally forgot we need a key.

Thanks.

Irvina



--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Can someone pick up the key

Irvina Mizell
 

from the Fire Dept for tomorrow's meeting?  Totally forgot we need a key.

Thanks.

Irvina


Cougar Mountain repeater failure exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello to those of you that participated in the Cougar Repeater failure exercise. I have attached a spread sheet listing those that participated. Did you hear me? Did I hear you on the 441.825 MHz repeater output.

Comments from the participants:
    1. The exercise was worth doing.
    2. Some of you were surprised that you could hear one another on UHF.
    3. Very curious how well VHF will work for the same exercise.
    4. Great to finally figure out what the reverse button was for.
    5. Great to review how to turn off the repeater offset and go to simplex.

I feel we determined that UHF simplex can work, but it will be interesting to see how well VHF may work. I am pleased that all of you took the time to review the operation of you radio. It never hurts to review the controls. Your fearless leader here made a bone head error when programming my rig to do the exercise, and I literally fixed the issue 30 seconds before the exercise. This is why we do drills and exercises.

I would really like all of you to come up with some mini exercises and run them. For the time being, please let me know if you want to run a drill. I will prepare a list for posting. If you have an idea, but are really not wanting to run the drill, contact me and let me know what your idea is, and I will work with you to see if we can do it. Some ideas for upcoming 3rd Thursday drills, 10 meter tune up, 75 meter tune up, maybe simple message traffic. These drills do not need to be complex or take a long time to plan. Remember the KISS principle, (keep it simple stupid).

Thanks again for you time and participation. I enjoyed doing the drill with all of you. Great work by all.

Tom


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