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SSB All Asian

Robin Amundson
 
Edited

Here is a chance to make SSB contacts with Asian station. Now. 40m good this evening and into morning tomorrow. Daylight in Asia. Some WC stations are working them on 20m. This weekend. Rules here:
https://www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/2020AA_rule.htm

Or listen and learn...

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session - Thu, 09/03/2020 #cal-notice

snovarc@snovarc.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
Thursday, 3 September 2020
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

Description:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 3UJNed
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Houston)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 070760


Are you prepared? Time to charge those batteries and verify you are prepared!

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

A friendly reminder from your SnoVarc friends to make sure you are prepared:
 
  • Are your HT, backup, and go-box batteries charged up?
  • Is all your bug-out gear in one place and easy to access?
  • Is your go box, cables, microphones, and antennas ready to go?
  • How about clothing, emergency food, and water?
  • Are your medical supplies, meds, and first aid kits ready?



Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session - Thu, 09/03/2020 6:15pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

snovarc@snovarc.groups.io Calendar <snovarc@...>
 

Reminder: Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 6:15pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:Zoom Meeting

View Event

Description:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 3UJNed
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,9319641698#,,,,,,0#,,070760# US (Houston)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 070760


SnoVARC Weekly Winlink Check-In Procedure

W7ABD
 

SnoVARC Weekly Winlink Check-In Procedure

 

1) Check-In every Thursday, except for the 1st Thursday of the Month. Please send your message by 19:50 each week.

 

2) Connect to a Winlink CMS server, by one of the following methods:

1) Telnet (Does not need a radio)

2) VHF/UHF FM  - (Vara, HF, Ardop, FM, Winmore (depreciated))

3) HF  -  (Vara HF, Ardop, Winmore (depreciated))

 

3) Compose your message to the club with the following information:

1) Your Callsign

2) Your Name

3) Your Location

4) The Winlink method used to send message (Telnet, VHF. UHF, HF, Vara FM, Vara HF)

 

4) Send your message to: KE7GFZ

 

 

W7ABD will collect and sort all the received messages, then present the findings during the weekly 20:00 Member Check-in.

 

 

 

Tools:

 

Winlink Program: RMS Express (aka Winlink Express) - Main Winlink Program

https://www.winlink.org/WinlinkExpress

 

Vara Program: Vara FM and Vara HF - Additional Client Program (recommended)

https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/

 

Itshfbc - VOACAP HF Propagation Forecast Program

http://www.greg-hand.com/versions/itshfbc_180417a.exe

 

 

 

(Ardop, winmore and telnet are built-in to the RMS Express program)

 

 


Re: Free 55 ft tower, Moseley triband and a great deal on equipment

Robin Amundson
 

Pictures of tower base and Moseley on tower are attached.


Free 55 ft tower, Moseley triband and a great deal on equipment

Robin Amundson
 

This weekend I went to Puyallup with a ham friend to take down a Butternut 40-80-160 vertical from the yard of the nicest 88 yo ham who is retiring from the hobby, disposing of his stuff, and moving. I have the Butternut. Is anyone interested in it? I have been considering the tower but not too interested in the Moseley, as I have other sugar plums dancing in my head. The equipment is a very good deal for all that. Buy it, keep what you want, sell or give away the rest. Make him an offer.  I am still looking at my dual QTH station planning from the 40,000 foot level and couldn't quite make any commitments. Now, the tower looks like a super good deal because Phil is looking into hiring to have it taken down professionally, removing that barrier. I want everyone to have an opportunity. If you visit him in Puyallup, be sure to ask to see his QSL card collection. He worked North Korea during the 3-day Romanian activation before it was shut down!!!

Here is what Phil wrote:

My DX days are over.  I just turned 88 and have little hope on the last 8 or 9 I need.  I made the DXCC Honor Roll & worked all 3,077 counties in the U.S.  Country total is all but 8.

 

I have a Mosley triband 6 element on a 55ft tower – remove it and it’s yours.  Ham-M works great.

 

Also have gear IC-756 Pro & Ameritron 811B – used less than 2 hours.  1.5kW antenna tuner, SWR meter, dummy load – I want to sell for $900 total.

 

Call me if someone is interested.

 

73 Phil

253-845-3501

 

I hate to quit, but we are going to sell and move along.”


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Rowland
 

Will be out of town due to labor day weekend 

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 7:39 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Paul,
Correction. I am available either September 5 or 6, time flexible.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 







--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Ralph Lease
 

I have double checked with the social director and either day is good for me.

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 7:39 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Paul,
Correction. I am available either September 5 or 6, time flexible.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Robin Amundson
 

Paul,
Correction. I am available either September 5 or 6, time flexible.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Ralph Lease
 

As per Robin, I am time flexible on September 6.

Ralph
KC7QXD

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 10:48 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Paul,
I am not available September 5, but I am available Sunday, September 6, time flexible. I will be a looky-loo because the majority of my equipment is currently staged at my secondary QTH. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 9:20 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I got some questions about exactly what whip arrangements I’m using.  I said I’d send out and email with the details.

I’m using a Little Tarheel II:

I have it mounted on a monster magmount:

On top of the tarheel I’ve got a 3/8-24 whip quick disconnect, and I have the matching part of the quick disconnect on the bottom of each whip I use.

I have three different whips that I use.

One is the stock Tarheel whip with a quick disconnect on the bottom.

The second consists of another quick disconnect, two buddipole accessory arms (total length 44”), and a Buddipole long telescoping whip (9 feet 6 inches extended) which makes it a bit over 13 feet long.  This will tune on 17m thru 160m.

And I also have a NVIS antenna setup, which is a quick disconnect with a long length of wire on a wire winder.

Getting it all assembled and on top of my car (which serves as a ground plane) is a bit of a challenge.  I first get the mag mount and tarheel base on top of the car and route all the cables, then I put whichever whip assembly I want on top of that using the quick disconnect.

Anyway it seemed like it would be a good idea of have a get together for everyone interested in things Tarheel, where we can see how each of us works, see what tricks we’ve got to share, etc.  The Duvall Ballfield seems like it would be a good spot, although pretty much any park with easy parking would work fine.

Robin suggested something on a weekend, because it’s already getting dark too early to do it on a weeknight after work.

I propose either Saturday Sept 5 or Sunday Sept 6, lunch time.  What do people think?




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


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Robin Amundson
 

Paul,
I am not available September 5, but I am available Sunday, September 6, time flexible. I will be a looky-loo because the majority of my equipment is currently staged at my secondary QTH. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 9:20 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I got some questions about exactly what whip arrangements I’m using.  I said I’d send out and email with the details.

I’m using a Little Tarheel II:

I have it mounted on a monster magmount:

On top of the tarheel I’ve got a 3/8-24 whip quick disconnect, and I have the matching part of the quick disconnect on the bottom of each whip I use.

I have three different whips that I use.

One is the stock Tarheel whip with a quick disconnect on the bottom.

The second consists of another quick disconnect, two buddipole accessory arms (total length 44”), and a Buddipole long telescoping whip (9 feet 6 inches extended) which makes it a bit over 13 feet long.  This will tune on 17m thru 160m.

And I also have a NVIS antenna setup, which is a quick disconnect with a long length of wire on a wire winder.

Getting it all assembled and on top of my car (which serves as a ground plane) is a bit of a challenge.  I first get the mag mount and tarheel base on top of the car and route all the cables, then I put whichever whip assembly I want on top of that using the quick disconnect.

Anyway it seemed like it would be a good idea of have a get together for everyone interested in things Tarheel, where we can see how each of us works, see what tricks we’ve got to share, etc.  The Duvall Ballfield seems like it would be a good spot, although pretty much any park with easy parking would work fine.

Robin suggested something on a weekend, because it’s already getting dark too early to do it on a weeknight after work.

I propose either Saturday Sept 5 or Sunday Sept 6, lunch time.  What do people think?




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


Re: tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

A weekend socially distanced tarheel Demo by Paul on sept 5 or 6 works for me - I’ll bring my 17’ collapsible to share 




On Aug 27, 2020, at 9:20 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I got some questions about exactly what whip arrangements I’m using.  I said I’d send out and email with the details.

I’m using a Little Tarheel II:

I have it mounted on a monster magmount:

On top of the tarheel I’ve got a 3/8-24 whip quick disconnect, and I have the matching part of the quick disconnect on the bottom of each whip I use.

I have three different whips that I use.

One is the stock Tarheel whip with a quick disconnect on the bottom.

The second consists of another quick disconnect, two buddipole accessory arms (total length 44”), and a Buddipole long telescoping whip (9 feet 6 inches extended) which makes it a bit over 13 feet long.  This will tune on 17m thru 160m.

And I also have a NVIS antenna setup, which is a quick disconnect with a long length of wire on a wire winder.

Getting it all assembled and on top of my car (which serves as a ground plane) is a bit of a challenge.  I first get the mag mount and tarheel base on top of the car and route all the cables, then I put whichever whip assembly I want on top of that using the quick disconnect.

Anyway it seemed like it would be a good idea of have a get together for everyone interested in things Tarheel, where we can see how each of us works, see what tricks we’ve got to share, etc.  The Duvall Ballfield seems like it would be a good spot, although pretty much any park with easy parking would work fine.

Robin suggested something on a weekend, because it’s already getting dark too early to do it on a weeknight after work.

I propose either Saturday Sept 5 or Sunday Sept 6, lunch time.  What do people think?




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


--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


tarheel setup and call for a Tarheel Antenna play date at the Duvall ballfield

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I got some questions about exactly what whip arrangements I’m using.  I said I’d send out and email with the details.

I’m using a Little Tarheel II:

I have it mounted on a monster magmount:

On top of the tarheel I’ve got a 3/8-24 whip quick disconnect, and I have the matching part of the quick disconnect on the bottom of each whip I use.

I have three different whips that I use.

One is the stock Tarheel whip with a quick disconnect on the bottom.

The second consists of another quick disconnect, two buddipole accessory arms (total length 44”), and a Buddipole long telescoping whip (9 feet 6 inches extended) which makes it a bit over 13 feet long.  This will tune on 17m thru 160m.

And I also have a NVIS antenna setup, which is a quick disconnect with a long length of wire on a wire winder.

Getting it all assembled and on top of my car (which serves as a ground plane) is a bit of a challenge.  I first get the mag mount and tarheel base on top of the car and route all the cables, then I put whichever whip assembly I want on top of that using the quick disconnect.

Anyway it seemed like it would be a good idea of have a get together for everyone interested in things Tarheel, where we can see how each of us works, see what tricks we’ve got to share, etc.  The Duvall Ballfield seems like it would be a good spot, although pretty much any park with easy parking would work fine.

Robin suggested something on a weekend, because it’s already getting dark too early to do it on a weeknight after work.

I propose either Saturday Sept 5 or Sunday Sept 6, lunch time.  What do people think?




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


Re: What might this be?

Rowland
 

Have you installed any led lighting? These can cause rf noise.

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 3:31 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
The “noise” is across the band, pulsating the noise floor up and down… see the video…. 

P.S. I have toroids on the power line, antenna, etc.. This weekend Im going to shut off all power to the house and see if there is RF coming from somewhere inside…



On Aug 27, 2020, at 3:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Cool! We're the pulse spaced closely?

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 10:01 AM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [SnoVARC] What might this be?

Over-the-horizon radar usually shoots rapidly across the 40m band but maybe? Or RF in the shack needing some torroid windings somewhere??

Robin, WA7CPA 

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 9:57 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
What might this periodic uniform pulsing of noise across the entire 40m band be? I've had noise from a PC and a monitor but those patterns were very different. Any ideas?
-- 
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************






***********************************
Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
***********************************









--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************







--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: What might this be?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

The “noise” is across the band, pulsating the noise floor up and down… see the video…. 

P.S. I have toroids on the power line, antenna, etc.. This weekend Im going to shut off all power to the house and see if there is RF coming from somewhere inside…



On Aug 27, 2020, at 3:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Cool! We're the pulse spaced closely?

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 10:01 AM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [SnoVARC] What might this be?

Over-the-horizon radar usually shoots rapidly across the 40m band but maybe? Or RF in the shack needing some torroid windings somewhere??

Robin, WA7CPA 

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 9:57 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
What might this periodic uniform pulsing of noise across the entire 40m band be? I've had noise from a PC and a monitor but those patterns were very different. Any ideas?
-- 
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************




***********************************
Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
***********************************





--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: What might this be?

Dale Smith <dale_smith@...>
 

Cool! We're the pulse spaced closely?

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 10:01 AM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [SnoVARC] What might this be?

Over-the-horizon radar usually shoots rapidly across the 40m band but maybe? Or RF in the shack needing some torroid windings somewhere??

Robin, WA7CPA 

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 9:57 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
What might this periodic uniform pulsing of noise across the entire 40m band be? I've had noise from a PC and a monitor but those patterns were very different. Any ideas?
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Rookie Round Table - Let's try this

Robin Amundson
 

Awesome Ryan!


On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 11:22 AM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
Kirt is not available to net control the Rookie Roundtable tonight so...
In support of keeping the Rookie Round Table going, myself (KJ7GIE) and Howard (WA1HEM) will be doing a bit of tag team net control tonight. We'll see how this goes. Please join us .

If you'd like to check-in via Winlink you can send those to me, KJ7GIE, at least 20 minutes before the net starts. Please use the standard check-in format:
Your check-in message should contain:
   Your Name
   Location
   Your Winlink Access Type (Telnet, VHF/UHF, HF)
   Your Power Output

Subject should be: SnoVARC Rookie Roundtable Check-In




Rookie Round Table - Let's try this

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Kirt is not available to net control the Rookie Roundtable tonight so...
In support of keeping the Rookie Round Table going, myself (KJ7GIE) and Howard (WA1HEM) will be doing a bit of tag team net control tonight. We'll see how this goes. Please join us .

If you'd like to check-in via Winlink you can send those to me, KJ7GIE, at least 20 minutes before the net starts. Please use the standard check-in format:
Your check-in message should contain:
Your Name
Location
Your Winlink Access Type (Telnet, VHF/UHF, HF)
Your Power Output

Subject should be: SnoVARC Rookie Roundtable Check-In


Did someone say Heliax?

Robin Amundson
 

There's 850 feet available at $7.50 per foot.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

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