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Antivirus Software

Rowland
 

To All You Computer Gurus out there,

I presently use Vipre and have been for many years.  At the end of January It is time to renew.  I always like to do a little research on what is the best at this time and would appreciate any feedback from all of you on what you like and why. I used Norton many years ago and it was a system hog at the time. 


Thanks Everyone!

Rowland


Resurrection of the Buddipole

Robin WA7CPA
 

First of all, the holiday hang out meeting on Zoom was FUN. Thanks to all who participated.

After making the comment of being so OVER the Buddipole, I resurrected it for the high bands. This morning worked Florida with 12 watts FB on FT8 in dipole configuration, 9.5 foot whip fully extended, no arms, no coil on 10 meters.  Buddipole definitely has a use for me during this up-cycle in the high bands. 


Re: Thursday, December 3rd SNOVARC ZOOM meeting

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Beat me to it 🙂.

Looks like the recurrence didn't include December. I'll make sure there is a new one set up for 2021. 

Kirt


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:04 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Thursday, December 3rd SNOVARC ZOOM meeting
 
The link is on the website: 

Here it is:

Current Zoom Meeting Link

https://zoom.us/j/9319641698?pwd=czVPNHdjenY1MXRTVGtXaVp2VHcwQT09

Meeting ID: 931 964 1698

Password: 3UJNed

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,95119740887#,,,,0#,,546508# US (Tacoma)



On Dec 3, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Has a Zoom link been sent??

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WA1HEM
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Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Social Hour - Thursday, 3 December 2020 #cal-invite

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

SnoVARC Business Meeting and Social Hour

When:
Thursday, 3 December 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

Description:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 931 964 1698
Passcode: 3UJNed
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Re: Thursday, December 3rd SNOVARC ZOOM meeting

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

The link is on the website: 

Here it is:

Current Zoom Meeting Link

https://zoom.us/j/9319641698?pwd=czVPNHdjenY1MXRTVGtXaVp2VHcwQT09

Meeting ID: 931 964 1698

Password: 3UJNed

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,95119740887#,,,,0#,,546508# US (Tacoma)



On Dec 3, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Has a Zoom link been sent??

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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Thursday, December 3rd SNOVARC ZOOM meeting

Robin WA7CPA
 

Has a Zoom link been sent??


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Rowland
 

It was easy 

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Can I move to 4.01 now?


On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

You don’t need to do anything for packet, all that remains as it was.

The upgrade for VARA FM is straightforward, all my settings were preserved across the upgrade.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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









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





--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,

Rowland


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yes, please.  Let me know how it works.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 3:29 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Can I move to 4.01 now?


On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

You don’t need to do anything for packet, all that remains as it was.

The upgrade for VARA FM is straightforward, all my settings were preserved across the upgrade.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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









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





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


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Can I move to 4.01 now?


On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

You don’t need to do anything for packet, all that remains as it was.

The upgrade for VARA FM is straightforward, all my settings were preserved across the upgrade.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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









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





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


Icom 7300

Rowland
 

Here are some great Youtube videos on the operations of the Icom 7300.  Just found them today.




Thanks,

Rowland


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Rowland
 

Success!


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
You don’t need to do anything for packet, all that remains as it was.

The upgrade for VARA FM is straightforward, all my settings were preserved across the upgrade.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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








Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

You don’t need to do anything for packet, all that remains as it was.

The upgrade for VARA FM is straightforward, all my settings were preserved across the upgrade.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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








Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Rowland
 

Is it a simple upgrade?  Both for packet and FM?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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







W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Ok, W7PFB-10 is now up and operating on the relocated antenna up at 75ft at the top, 65ft at the bottom. The antenna analyzer is happy with the antenna and feedline but the feedline might be up for replacement, it was looking sort of dodgy.

It is now running the 4.0.1 version of VARA FM. I have verified that it is working with a VARA FM 4.0.1 client and also with 1200 baud AX.25 packet.

I’d be interested in signal reports, and also of course if you have any problems let me know.

Reminder, you will need to download and install version 4.0.1 of VARA FM to connect using VARA. If you start VARA FM it will give you a button to download the new version. Download, unzip the archive, and run the setup program. I needed to reassure Windows that it was not infected with viruses. I had not problems upgrading and the only snag I had to deal with was closing the running VARA FM so it could update the executable. All my settings and everything else were preserved.

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

On Dec 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@butzi.net> wrote:

Down for a short while while I move the antenna. I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version. So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM. Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base. So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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






Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Sounds like a prickly situation :-) Looking forward to testing out the improved vara version in combo with your higher antenna install.

On Dec 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Down for a short while while I move the antenna.  I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version.  So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM.  Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base.  So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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








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





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


W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Down for a short while while I move the antenna. I thought it was going to be quick to move but the coax is tangled in the blackberry canes so it’s turning into an all out hand to hand battle.

Once I get the antenna sorted, I will be upgrading the station to VARA 4.0.1, which will not be backward compatible with the 3.x version. So folks will need to update the VARA installation on their computers as well if they want to connect via VARA FM. Packet should be unaffected.

The good news here is that when it’s all done the antenna will have moved from a stub mast that held it about 5 feet above ground to a overhead suspension that will hold it up at about 65 feet at the base. So coverage should improve quite a bit.


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


Thursday, December 3rd SNOVARC ZOOM meeting

Tom WA7TBP
 

Ladies and gentlemen:

Thursday's meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. The business meeting and social gathering (Elmer session), will be combined, that is why we will start at 7:00 PM.
 
See you then.
 
Tom


So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:
 
For the Zoom meeting on Dec 3, we will conduct a short business meeting, then the rest of the evening will be social time. We can visit and talk about anything we want.
 
Tom
 

In a message dated 11/27/2020 12:44:31 Pacific Standard Time, ljfriedfolk@... writes:
 

Robin, I recall that we discussed this, but without the minutes I didn’t recall if there was anything else mentioned.  Somehow I thought there was also discussion about some kind of dinner, but that may have been another meeting I had. 

 

Howard, did you have anything else in your notes for the minutes?

 

From: Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Lindy Friedlander <ljfriedfolk@...>
Subject: Re: So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

 

There was a suggestion of ham radio Jeopardy and social time. I haven't had time to design a ham radio Jeopardy game.  Has anyone else given it attention?

 

Another idea i heard was breakout rooms for smaller group socializing. 

 

In short December 3 is coming up too fast!

 

Robin 

 

From: Lindy Friedlander <ljfriedfolk@...>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM
To: 'Tom Needham' <TOMWA7TBP@...>; Kirt White (kirtwhite@...) <kirtwhite@...>; Howard Mahran (WA1HEM@...) <WA1HEM@...>; Rowland Brasch (rowland.brasch@...) <rowland.brasch@...>; Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Subject: So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

 

Although there will be no December 3rd meeting, will there be anything since we can’t have the usual holiday dinner at a restaurant?  I just want to know what I should be putting on the website.

 

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

 

Lindy

 

P.S.  Howard, we still need to post the minutes of the November meeting.  😊


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Dale Smith <dale_smith@...>
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all ... ... A food coma night.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Chuck
Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 5:48 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [SnoVARC] Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Chuck
KE7JWP 



On Nov 26, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

73
Lou


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-------- Original Message --------
On Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease < ralph.lease@...> wrote:

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Chuck
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Chuck
KE7JWP 



On Nov 26, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

73
Lou


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-------- Original Message --------
On Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease < ralph.lease@...> wrote:

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 

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