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Re: Gatorf Go Box

Gerard Repko
 

Very nice Mel, I’ve had my 20 millimeter Hammocan project on hold for quite a while. This has motivated me to get mine going.

73
KG7REV 
Gerard


On Mar 21, 2020, at 5:34 PM, Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA <teammel@...> wrote:

I have just built myself a new Gator Go Box. I thought I would share how I built mine to give some ideas to anyone who is building or modifying their Go Box.
How I built mine and the part I used are attached on the attached PDF.
I plan to use is with the Spokane ARES and when I go on vacation.
<GATOR GO BOX.pdf>


Conference call items

Tom WA7TBP
 

All of you that are trying to figure out what conference call software to use, thank you for your time and effort. As a favor to me and the club, please do not set up any new accounts. I would like to have a club officer meeting later to discuss which software set we will use. I don't want you to spend a lot of time on something that we may or may not use. I understand that at present, we have several options available to us. For the two conference call events we are going to experience, we are going to try Free Conference Call software. After we have these two sessions, a social gathering and the actual meeting, we can then discuss which software suite we thing will be most suitable for SNOVARC.

Again, thank you for your time and efforts thus far. As Red Green (from the Red Green Show on TV) used to say, "we are all in this together."

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Upcoming business meeting and using video conferencing software

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Tom. I’ll be sending out details on Groups.io about how what you need and how to get on the conference call in the next day. Just to clarify, this is not *my* software but rather conference call software that I have used and trusted for years. FreeConferenceCall.com  provides free conference calling services to not-for-profits, students, etc. Their model is supported by donations and small telephone fees that they get directly from phone companies. We can use their service for free or contribute a payment if we are able and capable, but it's not necessary. T

Expect the instructions shortly. Hope everyone is staying well.

a virus free 73 to all,

Howard

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Howard Mahran
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On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:23 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I hope all of your all well and finding ways to keep happy staying at home. After conferring with many of you, and listening to the success of other ham radio clubs, I talked with Howard about holding our April 2 meeting with conference call software.

Howard has graciously offered to let us try out his conference call software to do this meeting. He will be sending out a separate e-mail with instructions of how to connect up and use the software. To prepare the club for the use of the software, Howard will host a social gathering on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM, using the conference call software. During this gathering, you will have a chance to connect up and make sure that you are all set up to actually participate in our meeting on April 2. During the social gathering, I will monitor the Cougar Mountain repeater in case you have an issue and can not connect to the conference call. If you run into a problem, call me on the repeater, and I will advise Howard of the problem to see if it is easily resolved during the social gathering.

Thank you to all of you for your patience with the issues we had with cancelling two meetings The first was weather related, and the second was the closure of the public meeting spaces. I trust we will have an excellent chance to test our flexibility in dealing with these life emergencies. Hams are supposed to be good at making things work when the normal means are not available. Let us treat this as a learning experience and have some fun with it.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing you during the social gathering on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM then again for the April 2 business meeting, 6:15 PM, both using the conference call software.

Wash your hands, stay safe, be flexible.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


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WA1HEM
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Upcoming business meeting and using video conferencing software

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I hope all of your all well and finding ways to keep happy staying at home. After conferring with many of you, and listening to the success of other ham radio clubs, I talked with Howard about holding our April 2 meeting with conference call software.

Howard has graciously offered to let us try out his conference call software to do this meeting. He will be sending out a separate e-mail with instructions of how to connect up and use the software. To prepare the club for the use of the software, Howard will host a social gathering on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM, using the conference call software. During this gathering, you will have a chance to connect up and make sure that you are all set up to actually participate in our meeting on April 2. During the social gathering, I will monitor the Cougar Mountain repeater in case you have an issue and can not connect to the conference call. If you run into a problem, call me on the repeater, and I will advise Howard of the problem to see if it is easily resolved during the social gathering.

Thank you to all of you for your patience with the issues we had with cancelling two meetings The first was weather related, and the second was the closure of the public meeting spaces. I trust we will have an excellent chance to test our flexibility in dealing with these life emergencies. Hams are supposed to be good at making things work when the normal means are not available. Let us treat this as a learning experience and have some fun with it.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing you during the social gathering on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM then again for the April 2 business meeting, 6:15 PM, both using the conference call software.

Wash your hands, stay safe, be flexible.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


QSL Concepts group order offer

Robin Amundson
 

FYI, Fabrice was great to work with. When I need to re-stock my QSL cards I will order again from him.
73, Robin,WA7CPA 

Hi Robin,
I hope you and your family are doing well.

I am launching a new offer for radio-clubs. It can be extended to any group of operators in the US: They may now combine QSL Cards and/or Eyeball Cards orders and save.

We still do free layout design, and free shipping (within contiguous US).

Feel free to check the attached Pdf file for details.
Do not hesitate to share it with your local radio-club, or any HAM radio operator in the country.

Stay Safe!
73
Fab VE7FBN

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Re: Gatorf Go Box

Paul Zoba
 

Very nice!  Final weight and dimensions? You didn’t say much about antennas...

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 5:34 PM Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA <teammel@...> wrote:
I have just built myself a new Gator Go Box. I thought I would share how I built mine to give some ideas to anyone who is building or modifying their Go Box.
How I built mine and the part I used are attached on the attached PDF.
I plan to use is with the Spokane ARES and when I go on vacation.


Gatorf Go Box

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

I have just built myself a new Gator Go Box. I thought I would share how I built mine to give some ideas to anyone who is building or modifying their Go Box.
How I built mine and the part I used are attached on the attached PDF.
I plan to use is with the Spokane ARES and when I go on vacation.


Additional Nets

Rowland
 

Anymore discussion on any additional nets that have been recently suggested?


Thanks,

Rowland


Winlink Training

Rowland
 

Hello All,

If you would like to learn more about Winlink, the San Diego ARES group has uploaded 24 training videos that you can view for free on YouTube.  Please follow the link here:



Thanks,

Rowland


Re: NIFOG

Gerard Repko
 

Thanks Rowland


On Mar 17, 2020, at 2:17 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


I was going though my shack today doing some cleaning and came across my copy of the National Interoperability Field Guide (NIFOG) and realized my copy was an older version (2011).  I went online to Homeland Security and found the newest one.  It is a PDF so you can at least download it.  You can also order a hard copy if you want.  Just research Google for that. 

I have attached the PDF. FYI  It is 126 pages.



Thanks,

Rowland

<National Interoperability Field Operations Guide v1 6 1-1.pdf>


NIFOG

Rowland
 

I was going though my shack today doing some cleaning and came across my copy of the National Interoperability Field Guide (NIFOG) and realized my copy was an older version (2011).  I went online to Homeland Security and found the newest one.  It is a PDF so you can at least download it.  You can also order a hard copy if you want.  Just research Google for that. 

I have attached the PDF. FYI  It is 126 pages.



Thanks,

Rowland


Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I would love us to put on air the  “Snovarc Social Distancing Relief Net” - 

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Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
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On Mar 17, 2020, at 8:47 AM, Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:

If you have decent internet, Discord can be used for decent meetings


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 3/16/2020 5:15 PM, Rowland wrote:
How limited would the Elmer session have to be? I realize show and tell of hardware would be a challenge.

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@... <mailto:wa1hem@...>> wrote:

   I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an
   online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce
   and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup
   beforehand.

   I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help
   with the isolation. What do others think?

   Howard

   WA1HEM

   *From: *Rowland <mailto:rowland.brasch@...>
   *Sent: *Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
   *To: *snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
   *Subject: *Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled

   We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or
   on-air meeting for April.

   Thanks,

   Rowland

   On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell
   <irvina.mizell@... <mailto:irvina.mizell@...>> wrote:

       You probably assumed that, but someone asked.

       Field Day is still up in the air.

       Stay well all.

       Irvina


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   Howard E. Mahran
   WA1HEM
   (425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,
Rowland







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WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Shawn / K7ATA
 

If you have decent internet, Discord can be used for decent meetings


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 3/16/2020 5:15 PM, Rowland wrote:
How limited would the Elmer session have to be? I realize show and tell of hardware would be a challenge.

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@... <mailto:wa1hem@...>> wrote:

I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an
online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce
and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup
beforehand.

I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help
with the isolation. What do others think?

Howard

WA1HEM

*From: *Rowland <mailto:@Rowland>
*Sent: *Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
*To: *snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled

We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or
on-air meeting for April.

Thanks,

Rowland

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell
<irvina.mizell@... <mailto:irvina.mizell@...>> wrote:

You probably assumed that, but someone asked.

Field Day is still up in the air.

Stay well all.

Irvina


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,
Rowland


Re: 7 p.m. tonight Roundtable social on 441.825 hosted by RCR

Robin Amundson
 

Correction. The QSO Party starts at 7:30. All are welcome and encouraged!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hi everyone:

I think it will be a good experiment to try on on the air meeting. There most likely be a bit of a learning curve, but I think SNOVARC is up to the challenge. Perhaps the on the air Elemer session could be more operational than theoretical. We could try a 10M tune up, or try a contact drill on 75M. Maybe we could even try some peer to peer Winlink. Just a few ideas.

Chew on these ideas and see what you think.

73,

TOm, WA7TBP

In a message dated 3/16/2020 17:15:43 Pacific Standard Time, rowland.brasch@... writes:

How limited would the Elmer session have to be? I realize show and tell of hardware would be a challenge.

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup beforehand.

 

I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help with the isolation. What do others think?

 

Howard

WA1HEM

 

From: Rowland
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled

 

We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or on-air meeting for April.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:

You probably assumed that, but someone asked.

 

Field Day is still up in the air.

 

Stay well all.

 

Irvina

 

 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,
Rowland


Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Tom WA7TBP
 

Irvina:

Sure sorry you had to do this, but we just don't know what this darn virus is going to do. I hope everyone understands that it is better to be cautious.

We will try again later when this virus is behind us.

Tom

In a message dated 3/16/2020 09:17:49 Pacific Standard Time, irvina.mizell@... writes:

You probably assumed that, but someone asked.

Field Day is still up in the air.

Stay well all.

Irvina


7 p.m. tonight Roundtable social on 441.825 hosted by RCR

Robin Amundson
 

All,
Here is an immediate way to connect with each other and hams from another club or clubs. I know tonight I am ready for some social connection. Here is a great opportunity!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA
12 minutes from this post!


Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Ken Kosters
 

I would say have the club meeting on the radio but the same format as monthly meeting. This could also be good practice for radio decorum. 

W7ECK 

Ken

On Mar 16, 2020, at 5:48 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I really like the idea of another round table.  The morning round table happens while I’m still drinking coffee but a lunchtime or pre-dinner time slot would be fun.

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

On Mar 16, 2020, at 5:12 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup beforehand. 
 
I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help with the isolation. What do others think?
 
Howard
WA1HEM
 
From: Rowland
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled
 
We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or on-air meeting for April. 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:
You probably assumed that, but someone asked. 
 
Field Day is still up in the air.
 
Stay well all.
 
Irvina

 

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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I really like the idea of another round table.  The morning round table happens while I’m still drinking coffee but a lunchtime or pre-dinner time slot would be fun.

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

On Mar 16, 2020, at 5:12 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup beforehand. 
 
I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help with the isolation. What do others think?
 
Howard
WA1HEM
 
From: Rowland
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled
 
We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or on-air meeting for April. 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:
You probably assumed that, but someone asked. 
 
Field Day is still up in the air.
 
Stay well all.
 
Irvina

 

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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: April Ham Test Cancelled

Rowland
 

How limited would the Elmer session have to be? I realize show and tell of hardware would be a challenge. 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I vote that we have an online meeting for business followed by an online elmer session -just as we would in person. We can announce and  run a pilot session one or two times to help folk get setup beforehand.

 

I also think adding one more on-air roundtable a week would help with the isolation. What do others think?

 

Howard

WA1HEM

 

From: Rowland
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] April Ham Test Cancelled

 

We need to discuss if we are going to try and have an online or on-air meeting for April.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:

You probably assumed that, but someone asked. 

 

Field Day is still up in the air.

 

Stay well all.

 

Irvina

 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,
Rowland