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[SnoVARC Emcomm] Do you have a police/fire scanner?

Tom WA7TBP
 

 
 

From: tomwa7tbp@...
To: wa1hem@...
Sent: 9/7/2020 10:31:15 Pacific Standard Time
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC Emcomm] Do you have a police/fire scanner?

Hi Howard and everyone:
 
I have been using Uniden Bearcat scanners for years. I have had excellent luck with them. The models I have are as follows:
    Base stations: SDS 200, BCD536HP
    Hand held units: SDS 100, BCD396T
 
My favorite base unit is the SDS 200. My favorite hand held unit is the SDS 100. A word of caution. If you have never been a scanner nerd like me, there is a bit of a learning curve for all of the units I have mentioned. The best feature of all the units above, with the exception of the BCD396T are they have all the frequencies for the US and Canada included in them. You can select them by entering in your zip code. If you would like a demonstration, I would be happy to do that for you. The down side of units is they are spendy. You can look them up on the internet. Try Zip Scanners and Scanner World. You can see the other makes as well.
 
You have my phone numbers, don't hesitate to call.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP
 
 
In a message dated 9/7/2020 10:17:18 Pacific Standard Time, wa1hem@... writes:
 
Do folks include police/fire scanner as part of their EmComm setup? (Obviously, I know Tom does).. Wondering what you all use (or not)? If yes, is there a recommended scanner?


Tarheels in the park

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Great to physically see you all (in your masks of course!) at the park to talk Tarheels. Good conversation and learnings again for me! Thank you Paul (W7PFB) for setting it up!!



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WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: flashlights

Lindy KG7IFA
 

Thanks Paul.  Your flashlight link says the product has been discontinued, although it is available on Amazon.  And FYI, the key chain light is also available on Amazon, both with free shipping and free return.  Hard to imagine how bright 2300 lumens would be!  I thought our $10 flashlights were bright with only 1000 lumens (also with the 18650 rechargeable battery): https://amazon.com/gp/product/B081TKX37Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...>
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Sep 6, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [SnoVARC] flashlights

Part of my everyday carry is an 18650 flashlight. (an Olight H2R https://olightworld.com/olight-h2r).  It’s actually a headlamp but I just carry the light, not the headband.  It uses an 18650 cell.

If I’m dressed, this thing is with me, just like my knife and a Fisher Space Pen.  Always.  This flashlight is the latest in a long series of flashlights that I’ve carried all the time.  I’ve carried a flashlight all day every day since 1995 or thereabouts.

It’s a very rare day I don’t use it, probably more than once.  Trying to find out what the dog is trying to get out from under the couch?  use the light.  Look for a loose connection?  Use the light.  Walking the dogs at night and hear something in the forest?  Use the light.  Worried you have a flat tire in a parking lot at night?  Use the light.  Heck, walk from the store to your car thru a dark parking lot, use the light.  Our lives are full of under-illuminated situations.  Modern LED flashlights are so bright, so compact, and so lightweight that carrying a flashlight everywhere you go is not a big deal.  And they are *so very useful*.  Until you carry one as a matter of habit, you don’t realize how often you will use it.

So.  I think I paid $85 for this thing.  The battery is rechargeable and will probably last 5 years.  In five years I’ll probably replace it with a newer, better light.  So, for $1.40/month or less than a nickel a day I have a reliable flashlight, always close to fully charged, right at hand.

If you are unconvinced, get one of these: https://www.olightstore.com/i1r-2-kit-double.html and carry it in your pocket all the time.  It’s .6” in diameter and 1.75” long and weighs about half an ounce.  That’s roughly the size and weight of a stick of lip balm.  You could put it on your keychain if you carry your keys all the time.  See how often you use it.  You can thank me later.

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

On Sep 6, 2020, at 7:59 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Those  are expensive.

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 3:27 AM Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650

cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is

logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a

cable/adapter)





I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is usually not

a problem.



--Shawn

--K7ATA



On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:

> Good plan

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> On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...

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>     I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else

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>     on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading

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>     batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your

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>     devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore

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Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Go bags

Shawn / K7ATA
 

I can get new Samsung 3000Ah 18650s for $5 each, which is roughly the same price as a 4-pack of non-rechargeable AAA cells; and with at least 250 charge cycles in their lifecycle, they're cheap.


https://www.batteryjunction.com/samsung-30q-18650-3000-flat.html


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 9/6/2020 7:59 AM, Rowland wrote:
Those  are expensive.

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 3:27 AM Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@... <mailto:shawn@...>> wrote:

I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650

cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is

logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a

cable/adapter)





I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is
usually not

a problem.



--Shawn

--K7ATA



On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:

> Good plan

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> On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...
<mailto:w7abd1@...>

> <mailto:w7abd1@... <mailto:w7abd1@...>>> wrote:

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>     I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like
everything else

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>     on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the
leading

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>     batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak
inside your

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>     devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not
anymore

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>     - they leak just like the "cheap" ones. <sad>

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>     I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in
ziplock bags

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>>     Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new

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>>     batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights

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>>     including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite

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>>     flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth

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>>     trying to get the cell out.

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>>     Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom

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>>     get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and

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>>     not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it

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Thanks,
Rowland


flashlights

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Part of my everyday carry is an 18650 flashlight. (an Olight H2R https://olightworld.com/olight-h2r).  It’s actually a headlamp but I just carry the light, not the headband.  It uses an 18650 cell.

If I’m dressed, this thing is with me, just like my knife and a Fisher Space Pen.  Always.  This flashlight is the latest in a long series of flashlights that I’ve carried all the time.  I’ve carried a flashlight all day every day since 1995 or thereabouts.

It’s a very rare day I don’t use it, probably more than once.  Trying to find out what the dog is trying to get out from under the couch?  use the light.  Look for a loose connection?  Use the light.  Walking the dogs at night and hear something in the forest?  Use the light.  Worried you have a flat tire in a parking lot at night?  Use the light.  Heck, walk from the store to your car thru a dark parking lot, use the light.  Our lives are full of under-illuminated situations.  Modern LED flashlights are so bright, so compact, and so lightweight that carrying a flashlight everywhere you go is not a big deal.  And they are *so very useful*.  Until you carry one as a matter of habit, you don’t realize how often you will use it.

So.  I think I paid $85 for this thing.  The battery is rechargeable and will probably last 5 years.  In five years I’ll probably replace it with a newer, better light.  So, for $1.40/month or less than a nickel a day I have a reliable flashlight, always close to fully charged, right at hand.

If you are unconvinced, get one of these: https://www.olightstore.com/i1r-2-kit-double.html and carry it in your pocket all the time.  It’s .6” in diameter and 1.75” long and weighs about half an ounce.  That’s roughly the size and weight of a stick of lip balm.  You could put it on your keychain if you carry your keys all the time.  See how often you use it.  You can thank me later.

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

On Sep 6, 2020, at 7:59 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Those  are expensive.

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 3:27 AM Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650

cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is

logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a

cable/adapter)





I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is usually not

a problem.



--Shawn

--K7ATA



On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:

> Good plan

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> On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...

> <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

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>     I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else

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>     on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading

>

>     batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your

>

>     devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore

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>     - they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>

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>     I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags

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>>     Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new

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>>     batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights

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>>     including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite

>>

>>     flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth

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>>     trying to get the cell out.

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>>     Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom

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>>     get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and

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>>     not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it

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> Rowland

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Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Go bags

Rowland
 

Those  are expensive.

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 3:27 AM Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650

cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is

logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a

cable/adapter)





I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is usually not

a problem.



--Shawn

--K7ATA



On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:

> Good plan

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> On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...

> <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:

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>     I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else

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>     on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading

>

>     batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your

>

>     devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore

>

>     - they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>

>

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>     I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags

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>     Jim

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>     On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:

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>>     Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new

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>>     batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights

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>>     including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite

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>>     flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth

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>>     trying to get the cell out.

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>>     Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom

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>>     get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and

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>>     not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it

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> Thanks,

> Rowland

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Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Go bags

Shawn / K7ATA
 

I'm slowly converting everything I own, that uses batteries, to 18650 cells; LED flashlights are relatively cheap, and charging an 18650 is logistically no different than charging a cell phone. (still needs a cable/adapter)


I literally have dozens of spare cells, and getting more is usually not a problem.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 9/5/2020 8:27 PM, Rowland wrote:
Good plan

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@... <mailto:w7abd1@...>> wrote:









I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else

on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading

batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your

devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore

- they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>





I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags

outside of my devices.





Jim


W7ABD








On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:








Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new

batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights

including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite

flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth

trying to get the cell out.






Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom

get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and

not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it

will not ruin the light/device.







Ralph


KC7QXD



















--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Go bags

Rowland
 

Good plan 

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:








I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else

on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading

batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your

devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore

- they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>





I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags

outside of my devices.





Jim


W7ABD








On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:








Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new

batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights

including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite

flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth

trying to get the cell out. 






Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom

get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and

not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it

will not ruin the light/device. 







Ralph


KC7QXD 





















--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Go bags

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve had decent luck with Duracells bought at retail locally, but horrid luck with Duracells bought off Amazon.  Amazon pools stock, and batteries are apparently a commonly counterfeited item, so the pool of stock on Amazon is basically mostly counterfeit.  I no longer buy any batteries of any type off Amazon Same thing with any other items likely to be counterfeited. The only exception battery wise are the Amaon Basics ones, which I expect are not pooled stock and are sourced by Amazon.

Despite good luck with batteries purchased local retail  I now do as Jim and Ralph do and never store alkaline batteries in devices, and instead use plastic battery cases to hold the batteries.

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

On Sep 5, 2020, at 6:18 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore - they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>

I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags outside of my devices.

Jim
W7ABD


On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:
Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth trying to get the cell out. 

Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it will not ruin the light/device. 

Ralph
KC7QXD 



Re: Go bags

W7ABD
 

I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else on the market these days has deteriorated.  Used to be the leading batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your devices.  Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore - they leak just like the "cheap" ones.  <sad>

I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags outside of my devices.

Jim
W7ABD


On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:
Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth trying to get the cell out. 

Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it will not ruin the light/device. 

Ralph
KC7QXD 


Re: Tarheel antenna gathering Sunday at 1pm

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

See you there (at 6ft with mask 😷)

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

On Sep 5, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Correct, Sunday September 6.

Sheesh.  I plead idiocy as a result of sleeping poorly and not enough coffee.

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

On Sep 5, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Sunday, September 6.

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 8:06 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Several Snovarcians have recently bought Tarheel screwdriver antennas for mobile/field use.  We’re going to gather at the Duvall ballfields on Big Rock Road at 1pm on Sunday September 5 to share our experiences and see how each of us has set things up.

Everyone is welcome to join us.  If you’re interested in vehicle mounted HF antennas this will be a good chance to see them up close and learn something about them.

Good fun likely to be had.

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






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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Go bags

Ralph Lease
 

Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new batteries.  With winter coming decided to check all flashlights including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth trying to get the cell out. 

Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it will not ruin the light/device. 

Ralph
KC7QXD 


Hot spot Zoom series

Robin WA7CPA
 

(Passing this on as promised--Robin, WA7CPA)

All,

 

I am very excited to bring to you a four (4) part series surrounding Hot Spots. This will be hosted by the Puget Sound DMR Coalition via a Zoom meeting.

 

The rough agenda is as follows. Calendar and invites soon to come. The dates and times below are subject to change without notice.

 

September 12th, 18:00 PST  (1 Hour)– What is a Hot Spot, and why do I want or need one? Presenter: Michael Ricky AF6FB

September 19th, 18:00 PST (1-2 Hours) – What are my options for a Hot Spot(s)? Presenter: Rob Fanfant N7QT

 

To be announced: The following are tentative.

September 26th, 18:00 PST (1-3 Hours) – Now that I own one, how do I build and configure it? Presenter: Jamie Hughes WA7JH and Team

October 3rd, 18:00 (1-2 Hours) – What are some of the advanced features and how do I configure those? Presenter: Michael Ricky AF6FB and Team

 

 

73,

 

Jamie Hughes

WA7JH

Founder

Email: wa7jh@...

Phone: (360) 362-4575

Puget Sound Digital Mobile Radio Coalition


Re: Tarheel antenna gathering Sunday at 1pm

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Correct, Sunday September 6.

Sheesh.  I plead idiocy as a result of sleeping poorly and not enough coffee.

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

On Sep 5, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Sunday, September 6.

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 8:06 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Several Snovarcians have recently bought Tarheel screwdriver antennas for mobile/field use.  We’re going to gather at the Duvall ballfields on Big Rock Road at 1pm on Sunday September 5 to share our experiences and see how each of us has set things up.

Everyone is welcome to join us.  If you’re interested in vehicle mounted HF antennas this will be a good chance to see them up close and learn something about them.

Good fun likely to be had.

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






Re: Tarheel antenna gathering Sunday at 1pm

Robin WA7CPA
 

Sunday, September 6.


On Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 8:06 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Several Snovarcians have recently bought Tarheel screwdriver antennas for mobile/field use.  We’re going to gather at the Duvall ballfields on Big Rock Road at 1pm on Sunday September 5 to share our experiences and see how each of us has set things up.

Everyone is welcome to join us.  If you’re interested in vehicle mounted HF antennas this will be a good chance to see them up close and learn something about them.

Good fun likely to be had.

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





Tarheel antenna gathering Sunday at 1pm

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Several Snovarcians have recently bought Tarheel screwdriver antennas for mobile/field use. We’re going to gather at the Duvall ballfields on Big Rock Road at 1pm on Sunday September 5 to share our experiences and see how each of us has set things up.

Everyone is welcome to join us. If you’re interested in vehicle mounted HF antennas this will be a good chance to see them up close and learn something about them.

Good fun likely to be had.

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


SSB All Asian

Robin WA7CPA
 
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

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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:

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Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
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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

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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

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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

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