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Re: 6 meter tune up

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Paul (W7PFB) for testing 6M SSB and FM  with me this weekend.

I'm looking for others in various QTH's to continue testing with. Let me know if interested. 

73
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Quad band antenna?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Doesn’t your SteppIR cover 10m and 6m?


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

On May 25, 2020, at 10:23 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Looking for comments on quad band UHF/VHF antennas. Too much compromise? Tri-band instead?  Favorites? I am jazzed about 6m FM now and think I might as well add 10m FM so I do not need to use my HF antenna on 6 and 10 FM. I am hoping to roof mount a new quad or tri lashed against a chimney on a metal roof.

73,
Robin

Quad band antenna?

Robin Amundson
 

Looking for comments on quad band UHF/VHF antennas. Too much compromise? Tri-band instead?  Favorites? I am jazzed about 6m FM now and think I might as well add 10m FM so I do not need to use my HF antenna on 6 and 10 FM. I am hoping to roof mount a new quad or tri lashed against a chimney on a metal roof.

73,
Robin

Re: 6 meter tune up

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Im on the radio note. Pick a time and frequency? Thanks!!

Excuse my typos - sent via my thumbs or by voice from a mobile device

On May 23, 2020, at 4:14 PM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:

Me too.  When and where?


On May 23, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I would be delighted to try a test qso.

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

On May 23, 2020, at 3:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I just got my Hf fired up. Missed the 6m tune up the other night. Is there any one willing to try a test qso with me this weekend?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Zoba
 

Me too.  When and where?


On May 23, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I would be delighted to try a test qso.

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

On May 23, 2020, at 3:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I just got my Hf fired up. Missed the 6m tune up the other night. Is there any one willing to try a test qso with me this weekend?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I would be delighted to try a test qso.

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

On May 23, 2020, at 3:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I just got my Hf fired up. Missed the 6m tune up the other night. Is there any one willing to try a test qso with me this weekend?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 6 meter tune up

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I just got my Hf fired up. Missed the 6m tune up the other night. Is there any one willing to try a test qso with me this weekend?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Zoba
 

Hey, it was new to me too! But then lots of things in this field are new to me... lol.

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:27 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
It was my first-ever 6m FM experience and the sound quality was fantastic. I am a new 6m FM enthusiast. 

Robin, WA7CPA

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP

Re: 6 meter tune up

Robin Amundson
 

It was my first-ever 6m FM experience and the sound quality was fantastic. I am a new 6m FM enthusiast. 

Robin, WA7CPA


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP

Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP

6 meter tune up

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Emergency comms exercise report

Dale Smith
 

That would be very interesting!

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Mike Jacob
Date: Fri, May 22, 2020 1:38 PM
Cc:
Subject:[SnoVARC] Emergency comms exercise report

Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR

Re: Emergency comms exercise report

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Not yet. Soon

Excuse my typos - sent via my thumbs or by voice from a mobile device

On May 22, 2020, at 1:41 PM, Mike Jacob <golferguy02@...> wrote:


Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Emergency comms exercise report

Mike Jacob
 

Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR

SnoVARC Weekly net report 22 May 2020

Ralph Lease
 

KC7QXD Ralph (net control) opened the net at 20:06 hours.

The following hams checked in:

W7ECK Ken Duvall
WA7KK Ken North Bend
WA1HEM Howard Duvall
W7ABD Jim in Duvall with information for the net
AA7JA Jackson Duvall
WA7CPA Robin Woodinville
AA7Z Dick Lk Marcell
K7RWB Rowland Lk Joy
KC5WFH Bill Kingston
WA7TBP Tom Carnation with information for the net
W7PFB Paul in Carnation
W7PEZ Paul Woodinville
WA4JAB Jackson Duvall
WA7MAC MacLean Duvall
KJ7ALM Keith Renton Highlands
KJ7MOZ Steve Federal Way

W7ABD Jim reported the following hams checked in via Winlink:

AA7Z Dick via VHF
W7ABD Jim via HF
K7RWB Rowland via (unreported mode)
W7ECK Ken via HF

WA7TBP Tom announced the Third Thursday exercise to test 6 meters with SSB and FM would begin following the SnoVARC Net. Frequencies were announced.

The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:24

Thank you to everyone who participated in the net.

Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Thank you 


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 17:57 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
New ham net starts at 19:00 hrs, club net at 20:00 hrs.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Club check in starts at 1900?

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Thursday night mini drill

Rowland
 

New ham net starts at 19:00 hrs, club net at 20:00 hrs.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Club check in starts at 1900?

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Club check in starts at 1900?


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Thursday night mini drill

Ralph Lease
 

Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP