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Re: Failure is not an option....

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Updated URL

http://snovarc.org/simplex-exercise-form/


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WA1HEM
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Re: Failure is not an option....

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Nice. Done

Kirt


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 11:36 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Failure is not an option....
 
In preparation for Wednesday please fill out this pre-exercise form. Contact me if you have any questions:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KB7oeIudtUStxoW3fJin7knQ1rfAYUxCuPlv-v4WPWBUMlBKNU9aN0hQTURKOTFBNEJFNDJPODYzOS4u



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WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Failure is not an option....

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

In preparation for Wednesday please fill out this pre-exercise form. Contact me if you have any questions:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KB7oeIudtUStxoW3fJin7knQ1rfAYUxCuPlv-v4WPWBUMlBKNU9aN0hQTURKOTFBNEJFNDJPODYzOS4u



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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Antenna Tuner or Tune an Antenna with an Analyzer?

Rowland
 

Nice. 



Thanks,

Rowland



On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 11:14 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Got a new toy... uh... I mean..."Tool" today... 

Paul - its your fault with all your talk about NVIS...I take no responsibility for my actions...


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Antenna Tuner or Tune an Antenna with an Analyzer?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Got a new toy... uh... I mean..."Tool" today... 

Paul - its your fault with all your talk about NVIS...I take no responsibility for my actions...


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Rowland
 

You can pick what you like.  Unless the club settles on a particular color for the shirt you can pick any color you want.  I agree with the logo without the mountains.  Not so busy.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 12:56 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Rowland,
Thank you for supplying this information. I prefer the name badge without the mountains because it is crisper, but of course, either way.  Also, did you select a specific style or do we get to choose individually which of those styles and colors suit us? I am pretty much done purchasing man-style ham radio t-shirts.

Thank you and 73,

Robin, WA7CPA

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 10:45 AM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Hello,

Here is some information I have on shirts, etc.  Remember these are close estimates but final pricing will be obtained once a decision is made on style, color and so on.

Take a look and decide what you like and then we will discuss it at the next meeting in June. If any questions pop up let me know and if I don;t have the answers I will find out.


Thanks,

Rowland


Shirts

Rowland
 

The question was asked about using your own shirts to have SnoVARC logo placed on them.  Sandy she can do it but sometimes the material on other shirts do not work well so she cannot guarantee it will hold.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Robin Amundson
 

Rowland,
Thank you for supplying this information. I prefer the name badge without the mountains because it is crisper, but of course, either way.  Also, did you select a specific style or do we get to choose individually which of those styles and colors suit us? I am pretty much done purchasing man-style ham radio t-shirts.

Thank you and 73,

Robin, WA7CPA

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 10:45 AM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Hello,

Here is some information I have on shirts, etc.  Remember these are close estimates but final pricing will be obtained once a decision is made on style, color and so on.

Take a look and decide what you like and then we will discuss it at the next meeting in June. If any questions pop up let me know and if I don;t have the answers I will find out.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Lindy KG7IFA
 

That's a great idea because then we'd know the shirt would fit.  It's hard for me to know what size to order since shirt manufacturers size differently.

Lindy

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...>
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 11:51 am
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Hey Rowland:

Sandy has some nice looking choices there. I like the name badge with the mountain. I like the magnetic attachment too. Do you know if Sandy can apply the heat transfer to shirts that an individual might supply?
Just might be nice to have an option like this available.

Tom

In a message dated 5/8/2020 10:45:26 Pacific Standard Time, rowland.brasch@... writes:

Hello,

Here is some information I have on shirts, etc.  Remember these are close estimates but final pricing will be obtained once a decision is made on style, color and so on.

Take a look and decide what you like and then we will discuss it at the next meeting in June. If any questions pop up let me know and if I don;t have the answers I will find out.


Thanks,

Rowland



Re: Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hey Rowland:

Sandy has some nice looking choices there. I like the name badge with the mountain. I like the magnetic attachment too. Do you know if Sandy can apply the heat transfer to shirts that an individual might supply?
Just might be nice to have an option like this available.

Tom

In a message dated 5/8/2020 10:45:26 Pacific Standard Time, rowland.brasch@... writes:

Hello,

Here is some information I have on shirts, etc.  Remember these are close estimates but final pricing will be obtained once a decision is made on style, color and so on.

Take a look and decide what you like and then we will discuss it at the next meeting in June. If any questions pop up let me know and if I don;t have the answers I will find out.


Thanks,

Rowland



Shirts Name Badges Stickers Estimates

Rowland
 

Hello,

Here is some information I have on shirts, etc.  Remember these are close estimates but final pricing will be obtained once a decision is made on style, color and so on.

Take a look and decide what you like and then we will discuss it at the next meeting in June. If any questions pop up let me know and if I don;t have the answers I will find out.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Sorry,  as longs as that was, there was one thing I forgot to touch on.

Dan brought up the Christmas light transmitters which I agree may be a quick way to get up and running, especially if there is someone locally that would loan it out. 

I researched setting this up at one time and a lot of people were using the same (higher power) ones you can find on Ebay. That said, EDM Electronics makes one they market toward Christmas displays. It is highly regarded for that and, even though theirs is low power, people report getting great coverage. Technically speaking I'm sure it would serve this purpose well. 

I just checked their website (https://www.edmdesign.com) and they are selling a "drive-in" package for churches. Maybe those are pre-assembled, I don't know. Either way, they have availability. 

Again, I'll just re-iterate that even though there are lots of churches and individuals using these options, none of these are part 15 certified so take from that what you will.

Kirt


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Kirt / K7KDW <kirtwhite@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:25 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation
 
I used to have a part 15 FM transmitter but I got rid of it a while ago. Hopefully some of my experience with using them can help

Some brands may give a discount for a church if you order direct. I'm pretty sure Decade used to. Their transmitters are expensive but are rock solid. This may vary and, depending on your budget, some of these may be out of the question. I also assume most of these companies have back orders now.

Some churches are using non certified transmitters. I assume mostly because it's cheaper and they aren't aware of the regulations. Some will get away with using 1/2 watt or one that has adjustable power levels but some of these transmitters can be 5-25 watts. I think I still have a higher power one laying around and I would definitely not recommend using something like that, even aside from the legailty. 

Some transmitters have built in antennas and some have external connectors. I haven't used one with a built in antenna but I doubt it would matter much for a parking lot. Having an external antenna gives you the added benefit of moving the antenna closer and higher up but is an added cost as well as an additional piece of equipment to deal with. A simple telescoping antenna gives you the ability to tune it (somewhat) and has worked well for me in the past. 

Depending on the size of your parking area (and how noisy the band is in that area), a decent bluetooth FM transmitter may give you enough coverage. I wouldn't expect these to get much past 50 feet but it may be worth a try since I'm sure these are still readily available. Whichever one you choose, you would want one that could be frequency tuned. One like this (https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Transmitter-Bluetooth-Wireless-Handsfree/dp/B07F5H84HT) that doesn't have the cigarette lighter attachment built in would help in powering it without resorting to a creative solution. You would also need a bluetooth transmitter that could be paired with it to transmit out of your mixer.   As a side note, you wouldn't want the pastor or whoever is speaking to be able to hear the output audio as the delay would be distracting. This is a few moving parts and I don't know how successful it would be but the parts are fairly inexpensive.

Our broadcast FM spectrum around here is pretty congested. Finding a good "open" frequency takes some trial and error. Distant FM signals (that still sound like white noise on your radio) still raise the noise floor so not only finding where there is an open frequency but finding the quietest can take some time. If you have an SDR that you can use to see the spectrum this can be beneficial. You may find some of the quietest spots to be on the edge of the digital sidebands of FM stations that come in pretty clear to that area.

Don't use a portable radio to test with. The sensitivity differences between car and portable receivers vary too much.

If your transmitter has the ability to transmit in mono, doing so may give you better results.

I hope some of these tips help and hopefully you can find the right solution.

Kirt/K7KDW






From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:13 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation
 
Sorry for the multiple responses. I was digging through some notes of mine.

For wifi the easiest solution is Zello. A broadcast room can be made. People would also be able to listen from home that way. If the service provides free wifi no cell data needs to be used.

https://zello.com/



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-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:09 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Asking here might be useful as well.

https://www.hobbybroadcaster.net/community/



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-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:06 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

See if they have inventory direct.

http://www.talkinghouse.com/

You can also find them on eBay a lot.

Lou


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-------- Original Message --------
On May 6, 2020, 9:41 PM, Dan Pflugrath < dpflugrath@...> wrote:

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



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Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

I used to have a part 15 FM transmitter but I got rid of it a while ago. Hopefully some of my experience with using them can help

Some brands may give a discount for a church if you order direct. I'm pretty sure Decade used to. Their transmitters are expensive but are rock solid. This may vary and, depending on your budget, some of these may be out of the question. I also assume most of these companies have back orders now.

Some churches are using non certified transmitters. I assume mostly because it's cheaper and they aren't aware of the regulations. Some will get away with using 1/2 watt or one that has adjustable power levels but some of these transmitters can be 5-25 watts. I think I still have a higher power one laying around and I would definitely not recommend using something like that, even aside from the legailty. 

Some transmitters have built in antennas and some have external connectors. I haven't used one with a built in antenna but I doubt it would matter much for a parking lot. Having an external antenna gives you the added benefit of moving the antenna closer and higher up but is an added cost as well as an additional piece of equipment to deal with. A simple telescoping antenna gives you the ability to tune it (somewhat) and has worked well for me in the past. 

Depending on the size of your parking area (and how noisy the band is in that area), a decent bluetooth FM transmitter may give you enough coverage. I wouldn't expect these to get much past 50 feet but it may be worth a try since I'm sure these are still readily available. Whichever one you choose, you would want one that could be frequency tuned. One like this (https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Transmitter-Bluetooth-Wireless-Handsfree/dp/B07F5H84HT) that doesn't have the cigarette lighter attachment built in would help in powering it without resorting to a creative solution. You would also need a bluetooth transmitter that could be paired with it to transmit out of your mixer.   As a side note, you wouldn't want the pastor or whoever is speaking to be able to hear the output audio as the delay would be distracting. This is a few moving parts and I don't know how successful it would be but the parts are fairly inexpensive.

Our broadcast FM spectrum around here is pretty congested. Finding a good "open" frequency takes some trial and error. Distant FM signals (that still sound like white noise on your radio) still raise the noise floor so not only finding where there is an open frequency but finding the quietest can take some time. If you have an SDR that you can use to see the spectrum this can be beneficial. You may find some of the quietest spots to be on the edge of the digital sidebands of FM stations that come in pretty clear to that area.

Don't use a portable radio to test with. The sensitivity differences between car and portable receivers vary too much.

If your transmitter has the ability to transmit in mono, doing so may give you better results.

I hope some of these tips help and hopefully you can find the right solution.

Kirt/K7KDW






From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:13 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation
 
Sorry for the multiple responses. I was digging through some notes of mine.

For wifi the easiest solution is Zello. A broadcast room can be made. People would also be able to listen from home that way. If the service provides free wifi no cell data needs to be used.

https://zello.com/



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-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:09 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Asking here might be useful as well.

https://www.hobbybroadcaster.net/community/



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-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:06 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

See if they have inventory direct.

http://www.talkinghouse.com/

You can also find them on eBay a lot.

Lou


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-------- Original Message --------
On May 6, 2020, 9:41 PM, Dan Pflugrath < dpflugrath@...> wrote:

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



____________________________________________________________

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Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Sorry for the multiple responses. I was digging through some notes of mine.

For wifi the easiest solution is Zello. A broadcast room can be made. People would also be able to listen from home that way. If the service provides free wifi no cell data needs to be used.

https://zello.com/



Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:09 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Asking here might be useful as well.

https://www.hobbybroadcaster.net/community/



Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:06 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

See if they have inventory direct.

http://www.talkinghouse.com/

You can also find them on eBay a lot.

Lou


Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On May 6, 2020, 9:41 PM, Dan Pflugrath < dpflugrath@...> wrote:

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



____________________________________________________________

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Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Asking here might be useful as well.

https://www.hobbybroadcaster.net/community/



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-------- Original Message --------
On May 7, 2020, 1:06 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

See if they have inventory direct.

http://www.talkinghouse.com/

You can also find them on eBay a lot.

Lou


Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On May 6, 2020, 9:41 PM, Dan Pflugrath < dpflugrath@...> wrote:

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



____________________________________________________________

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Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

See if they have inventory direct.

http://www.talkinghouse.com/

You can also find them on eBay a lot.

Lou


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-------- Original Message --------
On May 6, 2020, 9:41 PM, Dan Pflugrath < dpflugrath@...> wrote:

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



____________________________________________________________

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Re: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Dan Pflugrath
 

If you can't find inventory for a FM or AM Low power transmitter you might inquire of someone who had one of those huge Christmas light displays that broadcast music with their light show.  Seems like they would not be using it at this time so one may be able to borrow one until you can find inventory.  They might even assist in setup

 

There are suppliers for Christmas Light display components that may be an uncommon source with inventory.

 

Just a suggestion to get up and running

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

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From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:06 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ



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Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

Robin Amundson
 

I’m thinking someone from SnoVarc can make suggestions on this request?

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


Begin forwarded message:

From: "George Jones" <georgejones@...>
Date: May 6, 2020 at 7:18:54 PM PDT
To: "'Radio Club of Redmond N7KE'" <rcrr@...>
Subject: Advise / Help with FCC Part 15 AM/FM installation

All,

 

I would like to solicit suggestions/ideas from RCR members on my need to install a AM or FM low-power transmitter at my church in Renton to support “drive-in” service.   I have examined a number of suppliers of low-power Part 15 gear and am finding very little inventory due to recent demand resulting from the Corvid-19 lockdowns.

 

Has anyone had any experience with such devices and using and/or sourcing same.  Any suggestions on alternates to communicating using AM/FM transmission with cars in a parking lot? – using wifi and smartphones has been suggested but I don’t have clear understanding of how to proceed.

 

I recall a project article in Popular Electronics in the 1960’s about building your own unlicensed low-power AM station so the obvious question to all the hams out there – does anyone have any AM/FM low-power transmitter sitting on the shelf that could be borrowed or purchased?

 

Anyway – any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

George Jones

K7GRJ


Microhams Digital Conference

Rowland
 

The following is from the Scott Honaker .

"Each year since 2007 the Microsoft Amateur Radio Club (Microhams) has
held a conference with a focus on digital communications.  The
conference offers a variety of topics across a range of skill levels.
Our motto is “Inspire, inform and educate”.  This year is the 13th
annual Microhams Digital Conference.  We have changed directions too
many times to count planning for this year’s conference but we are
determined to provide a great show.

 One of the virtues of going online is that we were able to invite
presenters that would be impractical to bring to the Seattle area.  A
number of presenters will be speaking from the future.  David Rowe, the
author of Codec2 and FreeDV will be speaking live from his home in
Adelaide, Australia.  He's 16 hours 30 minutes ahead of Seattle so it
will be Sunday morning for him.  John Wiseman G8BPQ, the author of BPQ32
will be presenting from the UK and much of the Winlink development team
from all over the US.  This is just a sample and the entire current
agenda can be found at https://www.microhams.com/mhdc/mhdc2020/ (all
times are Pacific Daylight Time).

 The conference can be streamed live directly from YouTube so there can
be an unlimited number of attendees.  This year the conference is
available at no charge but we do request a donation via the web site to
cover our expenses.  There is a chat channel in YouTube to ask questions
and these will be passed to the presenters (who may wait until the end
to respond).  To provide a more interactive experience, there will be a
Zoom breakout room available at the end of the session where the
presenters can hang out and answer questions in person for the next
hour.  Of course, the whole thing will be recorded on YouTube and
available for viewing later if you miss anything.

The links to the stream and Zoom breakout room are being finalized and
will be posted on the MHDC 2020 web site when complete.  All the latest
updates are available at https://www.microhams.com/mhdc/mhdc2020/

See you Saturday!

Scott Honaker, N7SS for the MHDC Team"


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Mobile rig antennas - advice and tips welcomed

Tom WA7TBP
 

Mike:

Take a look at Comet Antenna mount, part number CMA-TYANTPE. It uses existing screws in your truck to mount an antenna. I have 4 of them on two of my Ford trucks. I like the mount, especially not having to drill a hole. You will have to find a way to route the cable to the inside of your vehicle, but I am sure there are enough of us at SNOVARC that we can give you a hand.

73 and good luck.

Tom, WA7TBP

In a message dated 5/4/2020 09:03:21 Pacific Standard Time, golferguy02@... writes:

Well, I'm finally getting ready to put a mobile rig into my truck.
I am pretty sure I've settled on a Kenwood TM-V71A. 

I'd love to get your opinions and any pics you want to share about antenna mounting, models and performance you wish to share.

Some details about my rig:
Toyota truck
I use a canopy for several months a year so mounting on the inside edge of the bed rail is not going to work.
I know that a roof mount is probably best for performance, but I'm hesitant to put on there as I'll likely break it off going into the parking garages near work as they have short clearances. (and I'll surely forget to lower it every time).
This is making me think a hood mount is the next best option.  It doesn't necessarily provide the best ground plane.  Does anyone have a hood mounted antenna and do you get "good enough" performance? 

I'm thinking something along the lines of these, but would love feedback or opinions:

Antenna models:




Potential mounting location:  (not my truck) 🙂


Thanks for sharing your opinions and any tips or mistakes to avoid. 

-Mike J
W7GR