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Christmas eve net.

Ralph Lease
 

Christmas eve net had 2 people check in. I made a call for Santa but guess he had his hands full being mobile and didn't get a response.

Merry Christmas to all.

73
Ralph 

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020, 12:15 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Just for fun, I have made my scanner available online. It is currently set up to scan King County fire, police, WA State Patrol, and EMS. You can listen for free - here is all you need to do:



  • Download the Free version of ProScan here -> https://www.proscan.org/ProScan_Client_16_2.zip
  • Extract the program and install it on your Windows PC
  • Start the program
  • Click on the "Remote Sanner Over IP" Tab
  • In the "Client-Server IP Address or Name"  input box on the left of the screen enter 66.235.14.193
  • Enter 5000 into the "Server Port" input box
  •  Click "Start" (in the "Mode" box right above where you entered the IP address.
  • The scanner should start (The scanner controls are disabled) - Adjust the volume on your PC
  • You can click on "View" in the menu and select "Scanner Only" for less clutter
  • Enjoy listening!
P.S. let me know if you have any difficulties...


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Fldigi Session

Rowland
 

The first session for fldigi is full.  Limiting to 4 participants for the first one.  If more people are interested please let me know and we can schedule another zoom session for the future.

Would also like to mention if there are people that would like to learn certain aspects of ham radio and people willing to teach on zoom please let me know and we can either set something up as a regular elmer session after the monthly business meeting or do a special one at any time.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: History of SnoVARC?

Rowland
 

I am doing research on the history. Will put the info together and publish it here when done.

Rowland 

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 2:59 PM Kathy Brasch <kathy.brasch@...> wrote:
I believe it was originally started by Gene Laughlin of the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps, under the name of CDARC (Carnation Duvall Amateur Radio Club. I would have to check on the year.

Kathy Brasch


On Dec 20, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm curious. 

When was SnoVarc founded?
By whom?

Is there a history that someone can elaborate on?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

73,

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

--


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: History of SnoVARC?

Kathy Brasch
 

I believe it was originally started by Gene Laughlin of the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps, under the name of CDARC (Carnation Duvall Amateur Radio Club. I would have to check on the year.

Kathy Brasch


On Dec 20, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm curious. 

When was SnoVarc founded?
By whom?

Is there a history that someone can elaborate on?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

73,

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


Local Scanner Online. Give it a try

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Just for fun, I have made my scanner available online. It is currently set up to scan King County fire, police, WA State Patrol, and EMS. You can listen for free - here is all you need to do:



  • Download the Free version of ProScan here -> https://www.proscan.org/ProScan_Client_16_2.zip
  • Extract the program and install it on your Windows PC
  • Start the program
  • Click on the "Remote Sanner Over IP" Tab
  • In the "Client-Server IP Address or Name"  input box on the left of the screen enter 66.235.14.193
  • Enter 5000 into the "Server Port" input box
  •  Click "Start" (in the "Mode" box right above where you entered the IP address.
  • The scanner should start (The scanner controls are disabled) - Adjust the volume on your PC
  • You can click on "View" in the menu and select "Scanner Only" for less clutter
  • Enjoy listening!
P.S. let me know if you have any difficulties...


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


Digital nets

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Given the recent interest in fldigi I thought I’d pass these on.  These are HF nets, all of them pretty easy to hear/check in on 80m. All three use the fldigi/flmsg/flwrap/flamp suite.

Monday night 1845: Humboldt ARC HF Digital Emergency Net 3.581MHz+1500/MFSK32, Net Control is KE6SLS (
Tuesday night 1930: ORCA Digital Net 3.581MHz +1500/MFSK32, Net Control is Doug K7KY and Mindy W7ZAP (orcadigitalnet.com)
Thursday night 1930: Western Digital Net 3.581 + 1500 / MFS32

All three nets welcome newcomers, newcomers are encouraged to check in as ‘monitoring’ aka QNX. (http://westerndigitalnet.org)

All three use the fldigi/flmsg/flwrap/flamp suite.

The ORCA digital net web site has a fair bit of info to make it easy for newbies.

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


Rookie Roundtable

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Hello everyone.

Sending out a reminder regarding the Rookie Roundtable nets. We will not be having the roundtable this Thursday (12/24) or next Thursday (12/31) due to the holidays.

Since our club meeting will be on January 7th, we will catch you on the next roundtable on January 14th.

Wishing Happy Holidays to all of you.

Thanks
Kirt - K7KDW


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 07:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) wrote:


I’m still not sure why I’d use the controls on flrig rather than just
turning the knob on the radio
I turn the knob on the radio, or more accurately, I use a memory location because most of the digital I do is off a repeater. That doesn't mean you can forgo rig control. I've had very little luck in getting fldigi to work reliably if it doesn't know what frequency the radio is at. Maybe that's just me but, in my experience, fldigi needs to know where the radio is tuned and that comes from rig control. There are some aspects of fldigi that will tune the radio as well. I have not used it that way though. Rig control is needed even if only to allow fldigi to read the radio frequency.

And, like Paul, I had it working in 3 minutes after I reset the IC-7300 per the instructions in the other thread. Before then it was almost of hour of odd behavior. When it works its 3 minutes. When it doesn't it can be very frustrating (and, probably, worth a reset). Thanks for checking that out Paul. It's helpful to know it "should" work "out of the box".


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

From what I understand, you can’t use HRD to do rig control for fldigi. Sorry.

I’ve been using fldigi for years without using flrig, just using either the built-in rigcat support or the built-in hamlib support.

When I got my IC-7300 I had hamlib rig control working in fldigi in about two minutes. Very straightforward.

This afternoon after Ryan touted the benefits of flrig I went out and configured flrig to control my IC-7300 and fldigi to use flrig. Flrig configuration consisted of picking “IC-7300” from the rig list, picking the right serial port, and hitting the ‘initialize’ button. Worked first time. Configuring fldigi to work with flrig instead of the hamlib I was using consisted of checking a check box in a config dialog. I had the whole shebang working in, no joking, about 3 minutes, and I’d never looked at it before.

The rig control offered by flrig is surprisingly comprehensive, I was impressed. I’m still not sure why I’d use the controls on flrig rather than just turning the knob on the radio, but the whole thing does seem to work fine and it’s very useful to have fldigi able to control the rig.


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

On Dec 21, 2020, at 7:12 PM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@gmail.com> wrote:

I use Ham Radio Deluxe for rig control. Is that going to be a problem?
On Dec 21, 2020, at 3:26 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@reign.net> wrote:

Class might be a strong word ;)
Troubleshooting for sure. Please have the following software downloaded and installed:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

fldigi - Required. This is the "heart" of what we'll be doing.
flrig - Partially required. You need rig control. fldigi supports a couple different rig control packages. We will only be troubleshooting flrig. If you use something else (like rigcat) you'd be on your own. More details: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/rig_config_page.html
flmsg - Required. We'll be focused on using this package and its templates for sending messages.
flamp - Good idea. We'll dive into what this is, and why it's different than films, if we have time and, if we have time, we'll use it to send files.
flwrap - Required. We'll talk about what this does.

The rest you may want to review as there are some good stuff in there (like flnet and fllog) but we won't be using those.

User manual: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/index.html










Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Paul Zoba
 

I use Ham Radio Deluxe for rig control. Is that going to be a problem?

On Dec 21, 2020, at 3:26 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@reign.net> wrote:

Class might be a strong word ;)
Troubleshooting for sure. Please have the following software downloaded and installed:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

fldigi - Required. This is the "heart" of what we'll be doing.
flrig - Partially required. You need rig control. fldigi supports a couple different rig control packages. We will only be troubleshooting flrig. If you use something else (like rigcat) you'd be on your own. More details: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/rig_config_page.html
flmsg - Required. We'll be focused on using this package and its templates for sending messages.
flamp - Good idea. We'll dive into what this is, and why it's different than films, if we have time and, if we have time, we'll use it to send files.
flwrap - Required. We'll talk about what this does.

The rest you may want to review as there are some good stuff in there (like flnet and fllog) but we won't be using those.

User manual: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/index.html


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

If you get rig control working please join us as that's half the battle. Better if you can verify control of PTT as well. If you need help with rig control let's limit it to 4 as we'll spend most of the time troubleshooting that. The other option is the use of breakout rooms. If Paul and Howard and others, that have rig control working already, can help 1-on-1 we can use the breakout room feature and work 1-on-1 while others work on verifying tx / rx.


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Rowland
 

What do you want to limit the fldigi meeting too? 


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
Class might be a strong word ;)
Troubleshooting for sure. Please have the following software downloaded and installed:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

fldigi - Required. This is the "heart" of what we'll be doing.
flrig - Partially required. You need rig control. fldigi supports a couple different rig control packages. We will only be troubleshooting flrig. If you use something else (like rigcat) you'd be on your own. More details: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/rig_config_page.html
flmsg - Required. We'll be focused on using this package and its templates for sending messages.
flamp - Good idea. We'll dive into what this is, and why it's different than films, if we have time and, if we have time, we'll use it to send files.
flwrap - Required. We'll talk about what this does.

The rest you may want to review as there are some good stuff in there (like flnet and fllog) but we won't be using those.

User manual: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/index.html






Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Class might be a strong word ;)
Troubleshooting for sure. Please have the following software downloaded and installed:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

fldigi - Required. This is the "heart" of what we'll be doing.
flrig - Partially required. You need rig control. fldigi supports a couple different rig control packages. We will only be troubleshooting flrig. If you use something else (like rigcat) you'd be on your own. More details: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/rig_config_page.html
flmsg - Required. We'll be focused on using this package and its templates for sending messages.
flamp - Good idea. We'll dive into what this is, and why it's different than films, if we have time and, if we have time, we'll use it to send files.
flwrap - Required. We'll talk about what this does.

The rest you may want to review as there are some good stuff in there (like flnet and fllog) but we won't be using those.

User manual: http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/index.html


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Ralph Lease
 

I would like to attend.  But if there are too many, I would be willing to wait.  Can someone post the best link to download the software from?

Merry Christmas! 
Ralph 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 12:36 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Looks like the best night for a Zoom fldigi class would be Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  I would like to suggest January 5th at 7PM. This first class would be based on the Icom 7300 HF radio.

As requested by the elmer(s) we will need to limit the size of the class for better exchange of information. I will let the people teaching this class let me know what that limit will be.  If there are more people interested and they do not make the first cut or have a different radio I am sure another class can be scheduled accordingly.

If you are interested to be part of this IC-7300 class let me know as soon as you can.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I would like to attend please

Howard
WA1HEM

On Dec 21, 2020, at 12:35 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Looks like the best night for a Zoom fldigi class would be Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  I would like to suggest January 5th at 7PM. This first class would be based on the Icom 7300 HF radio.

As requested by the elmer(s) we will need to limit the size of the class for better exchange of information. I will let the people teaching this class let me know what that limit will be.  If there are more people interested and they do not make the first cut or have a different radio I am sure another class can be scheduled accordingly.

If you are interested to be part of this IC-7300 class let me know as soon as you can.


Thanks,

Rowland



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





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


Re: fldigi Zoom Class

Paul Zoba
 

Yes, please


On Dec 21, 2020, at 12:35 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


Looks like the best night for a Zoom fldigi class would be Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  I would like to suggest January 5th at 7PM. This first class would be based on the Icom 7300 HF radio.

As requested by the elmer(s) we will need to limit the size of the class for better exchange of information. I will let the people teaching this class let me know what that limit will be.  If there are more people interested and they do not make the first cut or have a different radio I am sure another class can be scheduled accordingly.

If you are interested to be part of this IC-7300 class let me know as soon as you can.


Thanks,

Rowland


fldigi Zoom Class

Rowland
 

Looks like the best night for a Zoom fldigi class would be Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  I would like to suggest January 5th at 7PM. This first class would be based on the Icom 7300 HF radio.

As requested by the elmer(s) we will need to limit the size of the class for better exchange of information. I will let the people teaching this class let me know what that limit will be.  If there are more people interested and they do not make the first cut or have a different radio I am sure another class can be scheduled accordingly.

If you are interested to be part of this IC-7300 class let me know as soon as you can.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: History of SnoVARC?

Rowland
 

I week search out some info on this.

Rowland 

On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 5:16 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I'm curious. 

When was SnoVarc founded?
By whom?

Is there a history that someone can elaborate on?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

73,

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

--


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: History of SnoVARC?

Lindy KG7IFA
 

The first member dues donations (to CDARC, as it was called back then) were from October 2005.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Rowland <rowland.brasch@...>
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] History of SnoVARC?

I may have pic of a meeting when there were a few of us in 2006 or so. I will  look.

On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 7:15 PM Kathy K7KJB <kb1@...> wrote:
My notes show it was started by Gene Laughlin of the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps.  My oldest notes date from September 2005, but that is just an estimate.
 
Kathy
 
 
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:17 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] History of SnoVARC?
 
I'm curious. 

When was SnoVarc founded?
By whom?

Is there a history that someone can elaborate on?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

73,

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


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: History of SnoVARC?

Rowland
 

I may have pic of a meeting when there were a few of us in 2006 or so. I will  look.

On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 7:15 PM Kathy K7KJB <kb1@...> wrote:

My notes show it was started by Gene Laughlin of the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps.  My oldest notes date from September 2005, but that is just an estimate.

 

Kathy

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:17 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] History of SnoVARC?

 

I'm curious. 

When was SnoVarc founded?
By whom?

Is there a history that someone can elaborate on?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

73,

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

--


Thanks,

Rowland

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