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Re: Testing

Jackson Beard
 

You name it, Paul.


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020, 15:35 Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Yes.  What would you like to try?

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

On Apr 26, 2020, at 3:31 PM, Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:

Anyone willing to help me test my new hf station on air?


Re: Testing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yes.  What would you like to try?

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

On Apr 26, 2020, at 3:31 PM, Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:

Anyone willing to help me test my new hf station on air?


Testing

Jackson Beard
 

Anyone willing to help me test my new hf station on air?


Re: Habitat for Humanity Donation/Truck Needed

Ken Koch
 

Probably. The windows are for a 5 ft. opening. I will need to get the overall measurements. 

Thanks!

On Apr 25, 2020, at 9:13 PM, Carol Swanton <KC7RWQ@...> wrote:


Hi ken,

I have F150 with 5' bed and 'permanent' canopy.  Would that work? 

Carol

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 7:25 PM Ken Koch WA7KK <groups@...> wrote:
I have a couple of fairly large windows, and a few small ones that I've replaced as a part of a remodel.  They are in excellent condition and it occurred to me that they would probably make a good donation for Habitat for Humanity or a similar group.  However, I do know that they (HFH) don't pick up donations of this kind.  If anyone has a truck and they would be willing to do the transport (once things open up) then I'll save them rather than trash them.  I don't really want to rent a truck to do the donation since I really can't move them by myself anyway.

Unfortunately, I need to make the decision on whether to dump them or donate them relatively soon (the next couple of weeks), probably before I can verify that a charity would definitely want them.  If they don't, then I may need help transporting them to a dump.

If anyone with a relatively large pickup or other truck is feeling charitable then I'd like to tentatively reserve their time.

Outside of that, if anybody in the group has a possible personal need for some windows I will give you the dimension and specifics.


Re: Habitat for Humanity Donation/Truck Needed

Carol Swanton
 

Hi ken,

I have F150 with 5' bed and 'permanent' canopy.  Would that work? 

Carol

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 7:25 PM Ken Koch WA7KK <groups@...> wrote:
I have a couple of fairly large windows, and a few small ones that I've replaced as a part of a remodel.  They are in excellent condition and it occurred to me that they would probably make a good donation for Habitat for Humanity or a similar group.  However, I do know that they (HFH) don't pick up donations of this kind.  If anyone has a truck and they would be willing to do the transport (once things open up) then I'll save them rather than trash them.  I don't really want to rent a truck to do the donation since I really can't move them by myself anyway.

Unfortunately, I need to make the decision on whether to dump them or donate them relatively soon (the next couple of weeks), probably before I can verify that a charity would definitely want them.  If they don't, then I may need help transporting them to a dump.

If anyone with a relatively large pickup or other truck is feeling charitable then I'd like to tentatively reserve their time.

Outside of that, if anybody in the group has a possible personal need for some windows I will give you the dimension and specifics.


Re: Habitat for Humanity Donation/Truck Needed

Gerard Repko
 

If you can’t find a contact to get the windows picked up, you might want to give “second use building supplies in Seattle a call. They may come out and pick it up, might even pay you for them. They sell every aspect of building and have a vast collection of everything. We got some vintage doors from them once for our other property. 

Yep, just looked them up and there’s a “contact our salvage crew” link.  Here’s the main link to their page;


73
Stay healthy brother 
KG7REV 
GERARD 



On Apr 25, 2020, at 7:26 PM, Ken Koch WA7KK <groups@...> wrote:

I have a couple of fairly large windows, and a few small ones that I've replaced as a part of a remodel.  They are in excellent condition and it occurred to me that they would probably make a good donation for Habitat for Humanity or a similar group.  However, I do know that they (HFH) don't pick up donations of this kind.  If anyone has a truck and they would be willing to do the transport (once things open up) then I'll save them rather than trash them.  I don't really want to rent a truck to do the donation since I really can't move them by myself anyway.

Unfortunately, I need to make the decision on whether to dump them or donate them relatively soon (the next couple of weeks), probably before I can verify that a charity would definitely want them.  If they don't, then I may need help transporting them to a dump.

If anyone with a relatively large pickup or other truck is feeling charitable then I'd like to tentatively reserve their time.

Outside of that, if anybody in the group has a possible personal need for some windows I will give you the dimension and specifics.


Habitat for Humanity Donation/Truck Needed

Ken Koch WA7KK
 

I have a couple of fairly large windows, and a few small ones that I've replaced as a part of a remodel.  They are in excellent condition and it occurred to me that they would probably make a good donation for Habitat for Humanity or a similar group.  However, I do know that they (HFH) don't pick up donations of this kind.  If anyone has a truck and they would be willing to do the transport (once things open up) then I'll save them rather than trash them.  I don't really want to rent a truck to do the donation since I really can't move them by myself anyway.

Unfortunately, I need to make the decision on whether to dump them or donate them relatively soon (the next couple of weeks), probably before I can verify that a charity would definitely want them.  If they don't, then I may need help transporting them to a dump.

If anyone with a relatively large pickup or other truck is feeling charitable then I'd like to tentatively reserve their time.

Outside of that, if anybody in the group has a possible personal need for some windows I will give you the dimension and specifics.


Re: Tubes

Bob Decker
 


a few years ago, we had a speaker while setting up site for field day,  the speaker
was Alan K6RFK. He has a hugh collection of tubes. Give him a call, but don't tell him
I sent you ! :_)

Bob K7BD


Re: Field Day Is Coming Soon

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I plan to do something similar.  I'll probably try running off a deep cycle lead acid battery to see how much I can get out of it since I've never done that before.


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On Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:57 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

As of now, I will be driving my car around the corner to the top of my hill and setting up my portable station under sun cover popup on a flat area with coax running from the Tarheel on my car roof. I may pitch a tent and sleep in my backyard for first time ever, in spite of the bears, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats. Or I may just scare myself enough talking about it to go inside, lol.  I do have a fire pit I could use if burning is allowed then. I will shut down my home station, to avoid worrying about both stations being on same band when I transmit. I will hang my banner for neighbors walking by to see. I may send an email to neighbors inviting them into the yard to observe at the safe distance. 

I enjoyed solo Field Day last year from a cliff over North Beach in Port Townsend during daylight and the downtown water's edge over night in my car with all my equipment spread all over the front seat and dash board. It was a lot of fun. Answering nature's call this year will be a lot more convenient. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Field Day Is Coming Soon

Robin Amundson
 

As of now, I will be driving my car around the corner to the top of my hill and setting up my portable station under sun cover popup on a flat area with coax running from the Tarheel on my car roof. I may pitch a tent and sleep in my backyard for first time ever, in spite of the bears, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats. Or I may just scare myself enough talking about it to go inside, lol.  I do have a fire pit I could use if burning is allowed then. I will shut down my home station, to avoid worrying about both stations being on same band when I transmit. I will hang my banner for neighbors walking by to see. I may send an email to neighbors inviting them into the yard to observe at the safe distance. 

I enjoyed solo Field Day last year from a cliff over North Beach in Port Townsend during daylight and the downtown water's edge over night in my car with all my equipment spread all over the front seat and dash board. It was a lot of fun. Answering nature's call this year will be a lot more convenient. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Field Day Is Coming Soon

Irvina Mizell
 

SnoVARC


You guessed it, SnoVARC’s Field Day is cancelled for 2020. 


After much discussion, Tom and I have decided to make this decision.  We all know how much you look forward to Field Day.  We just can’t guarantee it would be safe to move forward.

 

ARRL is suggesting the option of a solo style Field Day this year.  It’s a great opportunity to work on your personal radio setup and make improvements. 

 

Stay healthy.

 

Irvina

W7IRM


Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Awesome! Thanks Dan - Ill check out the link.
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Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Dan Pflugrath
 

Here is the correct link to the tube source in Cashmere.  They have the tube you are looking for at $25.00 each.  Wow.

Link to web page  http://www.vacuumtubes.biz/tubes-1  The link to the tube inventory is on this page.

List of available tubes with pricing from the above link.  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57ae25c75016e1690c41b053/t/5e042d733c0d2457768bd10f/1577332114147/tubes.pdf

Dan KA7GPP


Re: Coax Purchase

Dan Pflugrath
 

Is there any of the DX Engineering RG8X left from that last buy.  I could use 75 feet.  If not is there enough of us that need coax to make a larger buy to get a discount?
Dan KA7GPP


Coax Purchase

Rowland
 

My son is looking for some LMR400 if anyone has some.  I believe he needs about 50'.  Let him know the price or if others need some we can do bulk purchase


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Shawn - Im in no rush at all... thanks!
Gerard - your dad should definitely charge more - LOL! 

Ryan - I had a suspicion you were an audiophile - I just got my first phono tube pre-amp and am planning my first tube role. I would love to pick your brain offline about your experience/setup.

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Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Shawn / K7ATA
 

How soon do you actually need the tubes?

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 4/12/2020 5:59 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM wrote:
Gerard - Wow! .50 cents!?  I have only found Mullard and Brimar 12AU7 going for $35 Plus... I have even seen some folks asking upwards of $100.... if your Dad knows of a reliable source at those prices - sign me up!

Howard
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Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Gerard Repko
 

Yep, that’s what my dad predominately does,Now that he is mostly retired. He restores old radios for vintage radio clubs back east. I’m gonna have to let him know he probably isn’t charging enough $$😉

On Apr 13, 2020, at 3:23 PM, Gerard Repko via groups.io <kg7rev=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I’ll give him another call. I guess within his circle that’s what he gets them for. He said he’s got a bunch of good used ones. Said they put them in everything back in the day, said they are a very common type. When you find the AX or AY he said those are harder to come by. Anyhow I’ll give him a call. But like I said he’s in jersey so he has to ship them to me. I’ll let you know.
KG7REV
Gerard
On Apr 12, 2020, at 7:45 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <@KJ7GIE> wrote:

The price of tubes has gone up significantly over the past couple years as "audiophiles" and "vintage audio" enthusiasts are preferring them over solid-state gear. If you've got a pile of tubes on hand it may be time to sell them and retire (ok, not really). Spending over $100 a tube for a matched set of New Old Stock (NOS) is not unheard of. A buddy of mine recently realized he's got a set of preamp NOS tubes, slightly used, made in Holland that go for over $200 now. It's kind of crazy. But, <sigh>, even I took the plunge this year. I bought some audio amps that have a tube based input stage. I've rolled some 6BZ7/ECC88 tubes and can hear a difference so I've swallowed the kool-aid and am enjoying the hobby. I have only bought 1 tube though and that was from Tube Depot. Easy and fast shipping no issues I recommend. A friend of mine lives near this shop and says its run by people who know what they are doing with a large selection https://www.vivatubes.com Good luck.





Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Gerard Repko
 

I’ll give him another call. I guess within his circle that’s what he gets them for. He said he’s got a bunch of good used ones. Said they put them in everything back in the day, said they are a very common type. When you find the AX or AY he said those are harder to come by. Anyhow I’ll give him a call. But like I said he’s in jersey so he has to ship them to me. I’ll let you know.
KG7REV
Gerard

On Apr 12, 2020, at 7:45 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <@KJ7GIE> wrote:

The price of tubes has gone up significantly over the past couple years as "audiophiles" and "vintage audio" enthusiasts are preferring them over solid-state gear. If you've got a pile of tubes on hand it may be time to sell them and retire (ok, not really). Spending over $100 a tube for a matched set of New Old Stock (NOS) is not unheard of. A buddy of mine recently realized he's got a set of preamp NOS tubes, slightly used, made in Holland that go for over $200 now. It's kind of crazy. But, <sigh>, even I took the plunge this year. I bought some audio amps that have a tube based input stage. I've rolled some 6BZ7/ECC88 tubes and can hear a difference so I've swallowed the kool-aid and am enjoying the hobby. I have only bought 1 tube though and that was from Tube Depot. Easy and fast shipping no issues I recommend. A friend of mine lives near this shop and says its run by people who know what they are doing with a large selection https://www.vivatubes.com Good luck.



Re: Brimar or Mullard 12AU7 Tubes

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

The price of tubes has gone up significantly over the past couple years as "audiophiles" and "vintage audio" enthusiasts are preferring them over solid-state gear. If you've got a pile of tubes on hand it may be time to sell them and retire (ok, not really). Spending over $100 a tube for a matched set of New Old Stock (NOS) is not unheard of. A buddy of mine recently realized he's got a set of preamp NOS tubes, slightly used, made in Holland that go for over $200 now. It's kind of crazy. But, <sigh>, even I took the plunge this year. I bought some audio amps that have a tube based input stage. I've rolled some 6BZ7/ECC88 tubes and can hear a difference so I've swallowed the kool-aid and am enjoying the hobby. I have only bought 1 tube though and that was from Tube Depot. Easy and fast shipping no issues I recommend. A friend of mine lives near this shop and says its run by people who know what they are doing with a large selection https://www.vivatubes.com Good luck.