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Re: DMR Anytone Zoom invitation: Radio discount offer

Rowland
 

Depending on the date I am interested in attending.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 7:02 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
If anyone is thinking of purchasing a digital mobile radio (DMR,) by attending the Zoom meeting offered by Jamie Hughes, there will be a link to purchasing a radio at a discount. I attended a previous Zoom presentation at the WWDXC meeting and got the discount on the mobile station, which I have yet had time to set up. I will be on this Zoom presentation. The discount is a good one. I will not publish the link here but if you want the link to the discount for SnoVarc members, please email me ASAP, per Jamie's permission. The link is not to be published on social media. I got my radio promptly by mail after ordering. The discounted radios are:

AT-D878UV+ (Portable)

AT-D578UV Pro, (Mobile)

There has been some informal discussion among some SnoVarc members about whether it is time to upgrade our repeater to a Hyterra that can do DMR and analog. There are definite benefits to adding the digital feature. For one thing, even technician class licensees will be able to access worldwide talk groups as well as local special interest talk groups. Repeater pairs are maxed out in Western Washington. There is a move to convert repeaters to digital, which will increase capacity for pairs, accommodating more repeaters. 

Our repeater is experiencing some problems as we have all noticed. I believe we may also be able to access a discount by Hyterra. Now is the time as a club to figure out our next steps.

Anyway, here is the link as posted in the previous post. Don't be shy about calling Jamie if you have questions:

All are welcome though, come learn about the programming tricks before you take the plunge into DMR if you’d like.

 

Here is the zoom link and an invite is soon to follow:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83779961979

 Jamie Hughes

WA7JH

Phone: (360) 362-4575


Posted here by Robin, WA7CPA
wa7cpa@...


[ARESLAX-Northeast] WL2K FAQ 6-24-2020 UPDATED

Rowland
 

For those interested in Winlink here is an updated FAQ.  Please see below.


Thanks,

Rowland



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike XE2/N6KZB <n6kzb@...>
Date: Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 7:59 AM
Subject: [ARESLAX-Northeast] WL2K FAQ 6-24-2020 UPDATED
To: <main@areslax-northeast.groups.io>


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Winlink 2000

 

(Revised June 24, 2020)

 

Mixture of an Instruction Manual, Fact Book, Help desk

Material from various Winlink 2000 User Groups, and others.

 

Please send new and revised material to Don   K7BFL at  gmail dot com

 

[use the “Find” feature of Adobe Acrobat to locate needed information]

                                                                                       Click to go to Winlink Book of Knowledge to download the PDF


Re: DMR Anytone Zoom invitation: Radio discount offer

Peter Marchel
 

Ann and I would both like to attend.  Please let us know time.

 

Thank you

 

Peter

 

Peter M Marchel

206.940.5992

KJ7GHW

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:02 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] DMR Anytone Zoom invitation: Radio discount offer

 

If anyone is thinking of purchasing a digital mobile radio (DMR,) by attending the Zoom meeting offered by Jamie Hughes, there will be a link to purchasing a radio at a discount. I attended a previous Zoom presentation at the WWDXC meeting and got the discount on the mobile station, which I have yet had time to set up. I will be on this Zoom presentation. The discount is a good one. I will not publish the link here but if you want the link to the discount for SnoVarc members, please email me ASAP, per Jamie's permission. The link is not to be published on social media. I got my radio promptly by mail after ordering. The discounted radios are:

AT-D878UV+ (Portable)

AT-D578UV Pro, (Mobile)

There has been some informal discussion among some SnoVarc members about whether it is time to upgrade our repeater to a Hyterra that can do DMR and analog. There are definite benefits to adding the digital feature. For one thing, even technician class licensees will be able to access worldwide talk groups as well as local special interest talk groups. Repeater pairs are maxed out in Western Washington. There is a move to convert repeaters to digital, which will increase capacity for pairs, accommodating more repeaters. 

Our repeater is experiencing some problems as we have all noticed. I believe we may also be able to access a discount by Hyterra. Now is the time as a club to figure out our next steps.

Anyway, here is the link as posted in the previous post. Don't be shy about calling Jamie if you have questions:

All are welcome though, come learn about the programming tricks before you take the plunge into DMR if you’d like.

 

Here is the zoom link and an invite is soon to follow:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83779961979

 Jamie Hughes

WA7JH

Phone: (360) 362-4575


Posted here by Robin, WA7CPA
wa7cpa@...


Re: DMR Anytone Zoom invitation: Radio discount offer

Robin Amundson
 

If anyone is thinking of purchasing a digital mobile radio (DMR,) by attending the Zoom meeting offered by Jamie Hughes, there will be a link to purchasing a radio at a discount. I attended a previous Zoom presentation at the WWDXC meeting and got the discount on the mobile station, which I have yet had time to set up. I will be on this Zoom presentation. The discount is a good one. I will not publish the link here but if you want the link to the discount for SnoVarc members, please email me ASAP, per Jamie's permission. The link is not to be published on social media. I got my radio promptly by mail after ordering. The discounted radios are:

AT-D878UV+ (Portable)

AT-D578UV Pro, (Mobile)

There has been some informal discussion among some SnoVarc members about whether it is time to upgrade our repeater to a Hyterra that can do DMR and analog. There are definite benefits to adding the digital feature. For one thing, even technician class licensees will be able to access worldwide talk groups as well as local special interest talk groups. Repeater pairs are maxed out in Western Washington. There is a move to convert repeaters to digital, which will increase capacity for pairs, accommodating more repeaters. 

Our repeater is experiencing some problems as we have all noticed. I believe we may also be able to access a discount by Hyterra. Now is the time as a club to figure out our next steps.

Anyway, here is the link as posted in the previous post. Don't be shy about calling Jamie if you have questions:

All are welcome though, come learn about the programming tricks before you take the plunge into DMR if you’d like.

 

Here is the zoom link and an invite is soon to follow:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83779961979

 Jamie Hughes

WA7JH

Phone: (360) 362-4575


Posted here by Robin, WA7CPA
wa7cpa@...


DMR Anytone Zoom invitation

Robin Amundson
 

From: Jamie Hughes / WA7JH
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 5:02 PM
Subject: [KCARC] DMR Radio Programming Clinic - Friday 6/26/2020 @ 18:00

 

Good Monday Afternoon,

 

I’d like to offer a DMR radio programming clinic again. I’m offering it this Friday evening, yes I know, it’s the night before Field Day starts. 😊

 

This is a clinic where you are encouraged to actually program your radio during the clinic. That means you are able to ask questions as we progress.

The programming procedure will be:

  1. Entering your own ID(s)
  2. Entering talkgroup/group call ID(s)
  3. Building Channels
  4. Building Zones.

 

I cannot help you with computer issues during this session. I am willing to help you before or after the meeting if needed.

 

All are welcome though, come learn about the programming tricks before you take the plunge into DMR if you’d like.

 

Here is the zoom link and an invite is soon to follow:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83779961979

 

 

Jamie Hughes

WA7JH

Phone: (360) 362-4575


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Finally got the repeater to accept my DTMF today although I did nothing new.. must be my signal stregnth.

Recorded a pretty scratchy signal:  3 5.  Running 50watts using Yaesu FTM 400dxr via a Jpole from 2nd story-  QTH  is at an elevation of 500ft. 
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Rowland
 

Just do it manually.  Less to worry about


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 12:36 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I have my Yeasu programmed with "123" DTMF - when I key-up I hear it being sent but I don't get a "ready" from the repeater. I must be doing something wrong or its being transmitted too fast for the repeater.  I did get it to work several months ago the same way when Kirt and I were testing mic gains. Dont know what it wont work now... Scratching my head.
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Ralph Lease
 

Howard:
I have found it sometimes does not work for me as well.  I think it's due to low signal level into the repeater. 

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 12:36 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I have my Yeasu programmed with "123" DTMF - when I key-up I hear it being sent but I don't get a "ready" from the repeater. I must be doing something wrong or its being transmitted too fast for the repeater.  I did get it to work several months ago the same way when Kirt and I were testing mic gains. Dont know what it wont work now... Scratching my head.
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I have my Yeasu programmed with "123" DTMF - when I key-up I hear it being sent but I don't get a "ready" from the repeater. I must be doing something wrong or its being transmitted too fast for the repeater.  I did get it to work several months ago the same way when Kirt and I were testing mic gains. Dont know what it wont work now... Scratching my head.
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Rowland
 

Announce on air that you are going to do a test.  Say your call sign then say testing, then while the mic is keyed push 123 then release PTT.  The repeater will say "ready".  You then push PTT and say whatever you want to test.  Release PTT and your recording should be played back quickly.  When that is done announce on repeater that WA1HEM is finished testing.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:50 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

1. Ensure you have your radio configured to send DTMF
2. tune radio to the SNOVARC repeater in question
3.  Hold down the PTT and dial 123 on the keypad
4.  Release PTT.  The repeater should respond with voice saying “ready”
5.  Hit PTT, talk into mike.
6.  Release PTT.  Repeater should play back a recording of what you transmitted in (5)


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

On Jun 19, 2020, at 11:50 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Rowland
 

I just did a recording test on the repeater at 50 watts and what I heard had lots of white noise.  I am at 550' and should sound much better.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:01 AM W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:
Re-posting Ken's message on snovarc, as I don't have write permissions to KE7GFZ on groups.io...

The DVR Readback test is called by DTMF: 123

I checked cougar repeater receive via the DVR readback at 2, 30 & 50 watts from my base station at the home QTH - Was able to copy all three transmissions, although as expected the signal had more noise on it a 2 watts.

Was not able to copy cougar repeater (via DVR) from my HT at 5 watts, outdoors at my location.  But that has always been the case here.

My home QTH is 7 miles East of Downtown Duvall at an elevation of 550 feet.  My Base Antenna height is 30 feet.

Base Antenna is a Hustler G6-270 Dual Band 5/8 Wave, 8 foot vertical

Jim
W7ABD

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Good morning,
Recently I have noticed stations that are full quiet into the repeater become very scratchy or unreadable. The more I listen the more I feel this is not just condition of the transmit stations but the repeater receive. At least 6 or more have been having this issue from various parts of Puget Sound area, south, north and east. I will try some tests this afternoon from my QTH but if anyone else has a chance please use the voice playback on the controller to get an idea how you are hitting the repeater at various transmit power settings.

Ken W7ECK 

        


Cougar Repeater Receive

W7ABD
 

Re-posting Ken's message on snovarc, as I don't have write permissions to KE7GFZ on groups.io...

The DVR Readback test is called by DTMF: 123

I checked cougar repeater receive via the DVR readback at 2, 30 & 50 watts from my base station at the home QTH - Was able to copy all three transmissions, although as expected the signal had more noise on it a 2 watts.

Was not able to copy cougar repeater (via DVR) from my HT at 5 watts, outdoors at my location.  But that has always been the case here.

My home QTH is 7 miles East of Downtown Duvall at an elevation of 550 feet.  My Base Antenna height is 30 feet.

Base Antenna is a Hustler G6-270 Dual Band 5/8 Wave, 8 foot vertical

Jim
W7ABD


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Good morning,
Recently I have noticed stations that are full quiet into the repeater become very scratchy or unreadable. The more I listen the more I feel this is not just condition of the transmit stations but the repeater receive. At least 6 or more have been having this issue from various parts of Puget Sound area, south, north and east. I will try some tests this afternoon from my QTH but if anyone else has a chance please use the voice playback on the controller to get an idea how you are hitting the repeater at various transmit power settings.

Ken W7ECK 

        


Possible Novelty Hill Closure

Rowland
 

Hello,

Please be aware that Novelty Hill may be closed at the end of June for slide repairs.  See the following from KC website:

Novelty Hill Road Closure End of June
Roadway and hillside repair work. The work requires a three (3) week FULL ROAD CLOSURE in both directions. The closure could start as soon as 9 a.m. on Monday, June 29. We will reopen no later than 5 p.m. on July 24. While the road is closed, crews will repair the roadway and hillside, which were severely damaged by a slide last February. Signs will direct motorists to detour routes. Expect delays. This work is weather dependent.

See the following site for more information...




Thanks,

Rowland


Fw: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.

Irvina Mizell
 




From: Ronald Poole <snwbird1111@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 9:04 AM
Subject: Fwd: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.
 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dave Wickert <dwickert@...>
Date: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 11:18 PM
Subject: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.
To: Ronald Poole KF7YHQ <snwbird1111@...>


(Hi Ron. Can you please forward to club members? Thanks.)

 

 

Hello all!

Our remote VE team’s first step is behind us and it was a huge success. We have a team of over 20 VEs accredited with GLAARG and we are starting our second set of exam sessions. We could use some more VEs! The larger the team we train, the more candidates we can license . . . As you would expect, there is a huge demand right now for testing. We have not had in-person testing for many months. And this pandemic has certainly raised everyone’s awareness for emergency preparedness.

 

Would you like to help? Do you have extra time to help someone get licensed?

 

It is easy – the first step is to get accredited as a VE. You do not need to be an ARRL-VEC accredited VE to participate. We use the Greater LA Amateur Radio Group as our VEC with remote exam sessions. Their requirement is a statement that you are aware of the Part 97 regulations for VE testing and will comply. As a VE you can be licensed as either a General- or Extra-class. On the hardware side, all you need is a computer with a webcam that can run Zoom and a stable Internet connection. Everything is done remotely across the Internet.

 

Sound interesting? Just drop me an email and I will get you looped in!

 

Thanks.

 

73.

 

_-_-_ Dave AE7TD

dwickert@...

 

 


Re: ISS chirp programming

Devlin Crose
 

Rob, I've seen that too. I will try that.

Thanks.

-------- Original message --------
From: Bob Otis <rmot47@...>
Date: 6/14/20 5:49 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

I have an old file that has a negative offset of 1.31 rather than the 0.6 you have.  You might try that if you want to talk and are having problems.  I have never tried it, so I can’t say whether it will work or not.

 

73, Bob KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devlin Crose
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:41 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


Re: ISS chirp programming

Bob Otis
 

I have an old file that has a negative offset of 1.31 rather than the 0.6 you have.  You might try that if you want to talk and are having problems.  I have never tried it, so I can’t say whether it will work or not.

 

73, Bob KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devlin Crose
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:41 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


ISS chirp programming

Devlin Crose
 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


6m FM 52.50 simplex test

Robin Amundson
 

Anyone available to test 6m FM at 52.50 right now. Would love to know where I'm hitting and a signal report.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

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