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Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

W7ABD
 

Hi Ryan,

Do you have an Antenna Analyzer?  The documentation for the Buddipole gets you close, but it is affected quite a bit by where it is setup.  So best to fine tune the resonance for the band you are using with an analyzer.  Also I assume you are using your IC-7100 radio.  This may sound crazy, but are you using the correct antenna port on the back of the radio?  I know I have gotten that wrong more than once!

And finally, downtown Carnation has pretty high noise floor, so I would configure the buddipole for horizontal rather than vertical polarization.  To help eliminate some of that noise

Jim
W7ABD



On 8/20/20 10:44, Dave, KI7VLV wrote:

I’m frequently using PSK31. 14.070 during the day into the eve. What’s the schedule?



Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Dave, KI7VLV
 

I’m frequently using PSK31. 14.070 during the day into the eve. What’s the schedule?


Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

The band conditions can be wonky during the noontime net so be patient. Someone might go from an s9 to into the noise quickly… You should be able to pick them up from where you are

On Aug 20, 2020, at 10:13 AM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:

This is a good idea.  Also on 80 meters at 3970 at 11:30 for their portion of the noontime net.

The noontime net starts early checkins around 10:00AM on 7.283.50

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Tune to  7283.5kHz around 11:30a and see if you can pick up the "Noon Time Net" - you should hear some of the "relayers"  - and you might be able to check in too
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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: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ralph Lease
 

This is a good idea.  Also on 80 meters at 3970 at 11:30 for their portion of the noontime net.

The noontime net starts early checkins around 10:00AM on 7.283.50

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Tune to  7283.5kHz around 11:30a and see if you can pick up the "Noon Time Net" - you should hear some of the "relayers"  - and you might be able to check in too
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ralph Lease
 

we can give it a go tomorrow evening if that works for you unless someone else has time.  I have had luck with the locals on 20m at 14.070. Dx goes away on 20 after grayline but we are close enough it should work.

respond with a time and I will make it work.  We can link up by voice on our repeater to start with.

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:03 AM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
I can be available after work almost every evening (after 5) and will into the late night. Also willing to get up early. Am flexible to your schedule for sure.

Except for tonight.. unless you want to try after the simplex exercise completes as I plan on participating in that.




Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Tune to  7283.5kHz around 11:30a and see if you can pick up the "Noon Time Net" - you should hear some of the "relayers"  - and you might be able to check in too
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

I can be available after work almost every evening (after 5) and will into the late night. Also willing to get up early. Am flexible to your schedule for sure.

Except for tonight.. unless you want to try after the simplex exercise completes as I plan on participating in that.


Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ralph Lease
 

when would you be available to try psk31.

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 9:48 AM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 09:33 AM, Robin Amundson wrote:

>
> maybe you have 32 feet height on a vertical configuration
>

I've been using it in a horizontal dipole configuration.




Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 09:33 AM, Robin Amundson wrote:


maybe you have 32 feet height on a vertical configuration
I've been using it in a horizontal dipole configuration.


Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Robin WA7CPA
 

Location location location. At 60 feet above sea level...maybe you have 32 feet height on a vertical configuration? What band were you listening to at what time? Try 20m daytime. That should be your best bet. Lower bands in the daytime, no.

At night 40 and 80. 20m closes around grayline. 

Take the BP someplace high and set up portable. Take it to the beach by Mukilteo Lighthouse during daytime on 20m and hear the difference. Compare a few locations. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 8:38 AM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
Hello Elmers,
I received my Buddipole as my first HF ant with the hope of hearing _something_. I did not expect anyone to hear me. But, after a few nights of searching for some sign of life I'm hearing pretty much nothing (across all bands). Every once in a while I hear something that might be digital but it's too faint to show in the fldigi waterfall.

Now, I know my location is horrible but I expected to hear _something_. The fact I'm hearing noting leads me to believe I've gone and done something completely wrong. But then I remember how difficult my location was just to get reliable VHF/UHF and maybe I'm expecting too much? My next step is to get the ARRL antenna book and _really_ sit down and understand propagation of the different bands.

My shack is less than a mile from the Carnation library and my front door is something like 60 feet above sea-level. My goal is to receive _something_ but maybe this just isn't possible sitting in the meddle of the bathtub we call Carnation. Any pointers would be very helpful and if someone within he bathtub wants to do some testing I'd really appreciate it as that would allow me to validate my set-up. We could fire some psk31 or RTTY back and forth on 10m.

Talk to everyone tonight on the net. Thanks and 73




Re: Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Jackson Beard
 

There are several large hf setups in carnation. 

Have you checked your line?

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 08:38 Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
Hello Elmers,
I received my Buddipole as my first HF ant with the hope of hearing _something_. I did not expect anyone to hear me. But, after a few nights of searching for some sign of life I'm hearing pretty much nothing (across all bands). Every once in a while I hear something that might be digital but it's too faint to show in the fldigi waterfall.

Now, I know my location is horrible but I expected to hear _something_. The fact I'm hearing noting leads me to believe I've gone and done something completely wrong. But then I remember how difficult my location was just to get reliable VHF/UHF and maybe I'm expecting too much? My next step is to get the ARRL antenna book and _really_ sit down and understand propagation of the different bands.

My shack is less than a mile from the Carnation library and my front door is something like 60 feet above sea-level. My goal is to receive _something_ but maybe this just isn't possible sitting in the meddle of the bathtub we call Carnation. Any pointers would be very helpful and if someone within he bathtub wants to do some testing I'd really appreciate it as that would allow me to validate my set-up. We could fire some psk31 or RTTY back and forth on 10m.

Talk to everyone tonight on the net. Thanks and 73




Is it me or am I in a Faraday cage?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Hello Elmers,
I received my Buddipole as my first HF ant with the hope of hearing _something_. I did not expect anyone to hear me. But, after a few nights of searching for some sign of life I'm hearing pretty much nothing (across all bands). Every once in a while I hear something that might be digital but it's too faint to show in the fldigi waterfall.

Now, I know my location is horrible but I expected to hear _something_. The fact I'm hearing noting leads me to believe I've gone and done something completely wrong. But then I remember how difficult my location was just to get reliable VHF/UHF and maybe I'm expecting too much? My next step is to get the ARRL antenna book and _really_ sit down and understand propagation of the different bands.

My shack is less than a mile from the Carnation library and my front door is something like 60 feet above sea-level. My goal is to receive _something_ but maybe this just isn't possible sitting in the meddle of the bathtub we call Carnation. Any pointers would be very helpful and if someone within he bathtub wants to do some testing I'd really appreciate it as that would allow me to validate my set-up. We could fire some psk31 or RTTY back and forth on 10m.

Talk to everyone tonight on the net. Thanks and 73


Thursday, Augaust 20 mini exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello all:

This Thursday, after the regular SNOVARC net at 2000 hours, I will be conducting the 3rd Thursday mini exercise. The details of the exercise are include in this e-mail. Understand that depending on the number of participants, this exercise most likely run long compared to the other mini exercises. Please review the included exercise information. If you have any questions, contact me at home, 425-333-4833, by replying to this e-mail, or talk with me on the air if you hear me.
 
Thank you in advance for participating in the exercise.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP
 
 

THIRD THURSDAY SNOVARC MINI EXERCISE FOR AUGUST 20, 2020

This exercise will be somewhat longer than normal, as it is combining several of our past mini exercises and other drills.

 

Goals

1.    Run a VHF simplex net

2.    Provide Net Control with the following information:

a.    The AC voltage at your current location

b.    The time you measured the voltage

c.     The zip code where you measured the voltage.

3.    Provide relays of information in case Net Control was unable to copy the reporting station.

The Scenario

5 days ago, King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties experienced a windstorm that was more powerful than the Inaugural Day Wind Storm of January 20, 1993. As a result of this recent storm, the power grids in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties have been very unreliable. Power goes on and off, the voltage is fluctuating wildly, and many homes have experienced damage to their electrical equipment. Power crews are working hard to restore power, but they estimate if could be at least a month before the power will be back to normal.

The electrical providers have asked amateur radio operators to report the voltage at their current locations, the time they measured the voltage, and the zip code where they recorded the information. For this exercise, Net Control will gather the information, and pass it on to an exercise EOC somewhere.

 

Because the electric grid has been so severely damaged, SNOVARC repeaters have exhausted their battery back-up power, and are off the air. The Thursday night exercise net will be run on 145.59 MHz simplex, with NO TONE.

 

Operating during the net

1.    Please say “this is an exercise” when you transmit your information.

2.    Remember to speak clearly and slowly when transmitting your information.

3.    Be prepared to relay other station’s information if Net Control does not acknowledge a check in. Please say RELAY if you are going to relay information.

4.    If there is a real emergency that should occur during our drill, the drill will be stopped. Net Control will say REAL WORLD EMERGENCY and handle the emergency traffic. All stations should monitor and be prepared to relay information for the real emergency.

This exercise will most likely take a minimum of 30 minutes, but probably longer, depending on the number of stations that participate. Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

Tom, WA7TBP

 
 


Re: presentation from last week elmers session?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve uploaded the powerpoint file for the presentation to the SNOVARC groups.io section, in a new folder named ‘presentations’.

You will need some powerpoint compatible viewer to look at it.

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

On Aug 18, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I will upload it to the SnoVARC groups.io files section.


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

On Aug 18, 2020, at 8:26 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Paul,

Can that be uploaded to io site or is it too large?  If too large I would like a copy also please.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 6:31 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I think calling it very well put together is extraordinarily kind of you.

I do have it squirreled away on the shack laptop, I’ll forward you a copy.  Sending it via email will be fine?

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

> On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:30 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
>
> Paul,
> Is the, very well put together, presentation from last weeks session (2 weeks ago?) floating around somewhere?
>
> Please and thank you. 73
>
>
>







Re: presentation from last week elmers session?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I will upload it to the SnoVARC groups.io files section.


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

On Aug 18, 2020, at 8:26 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Paul,

Can that be uploaded to io site or is it too large?  If too large I would like a copy also please.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 6:31 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I think calling it very well put together is extraordinarily kind of you.

I do have it squirreled away on the shack laptop, I’ll forward you a copy.  Sending it via email will be fine?

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

> On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:30 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
>
> Paul,
> Is the, very well put together, presentation from last weeks session (2 weeks ago?) floating around somewhere?
>
> Please and thank you. 73
>
>
>






Re: presentation from last week elmers session?

Rowland
 

Paul,

Can that be uploaded to io site or is it too large?  If too large I would like a copy also please.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 6:31 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I think calling it very well put together is extraordinarily kind of you.

I do have it squirreled away on the shack laptop, I’ll forward you a copy.  Sending it via email will be fine?

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

> On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:30 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
>
> Paul,
> Is the, very well put together, presentation from last weeks session (2 weeks ago?) floating around somewhere?
>
> Please and thank you. 73
>
>
>





Re: presentation from last week elmers session?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Sending it via email will be fine?
Yes, e-mail works great. Or groups.io files or FB files. Thanks!


Re: presentation from last week elmers session?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I think calling it very well put together is extraordinarily kind of you.

I do have it squirreled away on the shack laptop, I’ll forward you a copy. Sending it via email will be fine?

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

On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:30 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@reign.net> wrote:

Paul,
Is the, very well put together, presentation from last weeks session (2 weeks ago?) floating around somewhere?

Please and thank you. 73



presentation from last week elmers session?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Paul,
Is the, very well put together, presentation from last weeks session (2 weeks ago?) floating around somewhere?

Please and thank you. 73


IRLP/Echolink

Shawn / K7ATA
 

ALL,

Due to some irregularities on the network hosting our IRLP server, I have brought the system down, and removed some of the failed hardware from the mountain so  that it can be fixed. I expect this to take at least a week, but I HOPE to get it done quicker.

--
--Shawn
--K7ATA

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