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Re: Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

Bob Otis
 

Following up on Paul’s (W7PEZ) location error, attached is a new map with his correct one.  Not hearing any other comments, I believe everyone else is located correctly.

 

Thanks again to Tom (WA7TBP) and all who participated,

Bob, KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom WA7TBP via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 7:31 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io; rmot47@...
Subject: [SnoVARC] Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

 

Hello all. Please see the attached sheets from the mini exercise. 

Thanks all of you for a great exercise

 

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

Bob Otis
 

My mistake, Paul (W7PFB) has the P.O. Box.  Paul (W7PEZ) is on the map.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:42 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

 

He the two of us confused, my address on file with the FCC is my PO box.

 

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



On Aug 22, 2020, at 7:36 AM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

I don’t own a PO Box and have my home address on file with the FCC. My physical QTH is a bit east of Cottage Lake.

22209 NE 156th Place

Woodinville, 98077

 

Thanks, Paul, W7PEZ


On Aug 21, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:



Hello all. Please see the attached sheets from the mini exercise. 

Thanks all of you for a great exercise

 

Tom, WA7TBP

<8-20-20 Exercise comments.docx>

<8-20-20 Mini exercise data sheetwith data.xlsx>

 


Re: Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

He the two of us confused, my address on file with the FCC is my PO box.

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

On Aug 22, 2020, at 7:36 AM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,
I don’t own a PO Box and have my home address on file with the FCC. My physical QTH is a bit east of Cottage Lake.
22209 NE 156th Place
Woodinville, 98077

Thanks, Paul, W7PEZ


On Aug 21, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:


Hello all. Please see the attached sheets from the mini exercise. 

Thanks all of you for a great exercise
 
Tom, WA7TBP
<8-20-20 Exercise comments.docx>
<8-20-20 Mini exercise data sheetwith data.xlsx>


Re: Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

Paul Zoba
 

Hi Tom,
I don’t own a PO Box and have my home address on file with the FCC. My physical QTH is a bit east of Cottage Lake.
22209 NE 156th Place
Woodinville, 98077

Thanks, Paul, W7PEZ


On Aug 21, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:


Hello all. Please see the attached sheets from the mini exercise. 

Thanks all of you for a great exercise
 
Tom, WA7TBP
<8-20-20 Exercise comments.docx>
<8-20-20 Mini exercise data sheetwith data.xlsx>


Follow up from the 8-20-20 SNOVARC mini exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello all. Please see the attached sheets from the mini exercise. 

Thanks all of you for a great exercise
 
Tom, WA7TBP


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

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Thank you to Ralph (KC7QXD) and Dave (KI7VLV) for joining. I was able to receive Ralph without issue. We worked out a fldigi config issue on my end and both Ralph and Dave were able to receive my tx. We introduced Ralph to fldigi which was great to share some knowledge back and forth.

Ok.. that confirms I've got my cables connected in the right order and my new PC works. Now to research / test antenna position so I can hear more.

- 73


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

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

At 5PM we will be playing with PSK31 on 20M. All licensed welcome to participate. To coordinate please join Zoom room
ID: 544 566 7229
Code: psk31
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5445667229
I'm on the "free" Zoom so if we go beyond the short free meeting time and get booted I'll just start another meeting at the same location and code.

After some 20m we can move to other bands but that will stop the Tech's from transmitting. I'm up for just identifying what I can receive though.

Looking forward to it!


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

Dave, KI7VLV
 

RR. If my wife is home in time, I’ll participate. I usually hang out at or near 1500Hz.

Dave KI7VLV Bothell


Re: External Antenna box connection question

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I am late to the party but I would go with all the connectors in the box (if there’s room) weathersealed, and grommets in the holes that lead outside the box.

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

On Aug 21, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Jim, unfortunately, an indoor patch panel problematic since these cables are running from the shack to the box under the house -

I think I'll drill a hole in the bottom to run the antenna feed lines into the box and then add the connectors inside the box - similar to what Jackson is suggesting. What do I use to in the whole I drill? A rubber grommet?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: External Antenna box connection question

Jackson Beard
 

A grommet or silicone caulk.


On Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 13:00 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Jim, unfortunately, an indoor patch panel problematic since these cables are running from the shack to the box under the house -

I think I'll drill a hole in the bottom to run the antenna feed lines into the box and then add the connectors inside the box - similar to what Jackson is suggesting. What do I use to in the whole I drill? A rubber grommet?
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: External Antenna box connection question

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Jim, unfortunately, an indoor patch panel problematic since these cables are running from the shack to the box under the house -

I think I'll drill a hole in the bottom to run the antenna feed lines into the box and then add the connectors inside the box - similar to what Jackson is suggesting. What do I use to in the whole I drill? A rubber grommet?
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: External Antenna box connection question

Ralph Lease
 

I would use bulkhead connectors or panel mount connectors. Location should primary be on the bottom due to avoid water ingress. Secondary on the side of the junction box. Leave the j-box cover alone as it's for access only. Gaskets should be used as well.


On Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 12:41 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I just had 4 coax lines installed for my external antennas that are now coiled up in a waterproof box outside (see pic). What do folks recommend for making the connections to the antennas, especially if I want to disconnect/connect easily? I was thinking of installing so 239 connectors to the box cover (similar to the second pic) and connecting the antenna lines to those and then weatherproofing the connections. What do others suggest? Is there a best practice?




dual feed line, relay box, rf relay box, twopak, two pak, two pack ...
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: External Antenna box connection question

W7ABD
 

I have to agree with Jackson here...

PL259, SO259 Connectors are not water proof.  Not without sealing them up good.  Which would defeat the whole quick-change concept. 

It if was me, I would run the coax feedlines through the wall to the inside.  Then you could install a patch panel inside out of the weather.

Jim
W7ABD
 

On 8/21/20 12:43, Jackson Beard wrote:
My connections are inside the box out of the weather.  It's not super fast, but they're dry.

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 12:41 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I just had 4 coax lines installed for my external antennas that are now coiled up in a waterproof box outside (see pic). What do folks recommend for making the connections to the antennas, especially if I want to disconnect/connect easily? I was thinking of installing so 239 connectors to the box cover (similar to the second pic) and connecting the antenna lines to those and then weatherproofing the connections. What do others suggest? Is there a best practice?




dual feed line, relay box, rf relay box, twopak, two
              pak, two pack ...
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: External Antenna box connection question

Jackson Beard
 

My connections are inside the box out of the weather.  It's not super fast, but they're dry.


On Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 12:41 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I just had 4 coax lines installed for my external antennas that are now coiled up in a waterproof box outside (see pic). What do folks recommend for making the connections to the antennas, especially if I want to disconnect/connect easily? I was thinking of installing so 239 connectors to the box cover (similar to the second pic) and connecting the antenna lines to those and then weatherproofing the connections. What do others suggest? Is there a best practice?




dual feed line, relay box, rf relay box, twopak, two pak, two pack ...
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


External Antenna box connection question

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I just had 4 coax lines installed for my external antennas that are now coiled up in a waterproof box outside (see pic). What do folks recommend for making the connections to the antennas, especially if I want to disconnect/connect easily? I was thinking of installing so 239 connectors to the box cover (similar to the second pic) and connecting the antenna lines to those and then weatherproofing the connections. What do others suggest? Is there a best practice?




dual feed line, relay box, rf relay box, twopak, two pak, two pack ...
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: New Buy/Sell/Trade Subgroup

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Nice. 

On Aug 21, 2020, at 10:22 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks Kirt! I've got things started with the first listing....


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: New Buy/Sell/Trade Subgroup

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Kirt! I've got things started with the first listing....


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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?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Depending on whether the weather allows me to solder some ends onto my new cables - I should be able to do a 10M PSK31 test with you at 5p

On Aug 21, 2020, at 9:32 AM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:

OK, I have a window at lunch to tune my ant back to 10m. That means I'll be ready to go for psk31 starting at 5.

Who wants to be part of this?
WA1HEM
KC7QXD

Should we set-up a call or Zoom? Some remote Elmer communication would be very helpful as I work through this. Thanks all!







***********************************
Howard Mahran
(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?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

OK, I have a window at lunch to tune my ant back to 10m. That means I'll be ready to go for psk31 starting at 5.

Who wants to be part of this?
WA1HEM
KC7QXD

Should we set-up a call or Zoom? Some remote Elmer communication would be very helpful as I work through this. Thanks all!


New Buy/Sell/Trade Subgroup

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

A new subgroup has been created for anyone interested in listing equipment for sale/trade. 

https://snovarc.groups.io/g/Buysell

If you'd like to participate in the group and receive email notifications, please subscribe. Here's an email subscription link (Buysell+subscribe@snovarc.groups.io)

If you choose not to subscribe, you can still view and post within the group via the web page. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks
Kirt (K7KDW)

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