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Re: EMCOMM Chair

Robin WA7CPA
 

Thank you to Howard for his service. He did a great job!


EMCOMM Chair

Tom WA7TBP
 

Happy Superbowl week-end everyone.

Howard has told me about a big increase in the workload of his business. As a result, he asked to have someone else step up to chair the EMCOMM committee. Rowland has volunteered to chair the EMCOMM committee. I have accept both of these requests.
 
I want to thank Howard for the time and effort he put into being the chair of the EMCOMM committee. He has done a fine job organizing and running our meetings, I thank him for the high quality time and effort he put into this endeavor. 
 
Roland has been the chair of the EMCOMM committee before and now has the time to devote to the position. I thank Rowland for volunteering to accept this position.
 
If you have any ideas or suggestions for the EMCOMM committee, please don't hesitate to contact Rowland or myself with your input.
 
Enjoy the game tomorrow.
 
Tom
 
 


Updated Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session #cal-invite

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

SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
Thursday, 7 January 2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-08:00) America/Los Angeles
Repeats: Monthly on the first Thursday

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


SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - Thu, 02/04/2021 #cal-notice

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

SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
Thursday, 4 February 2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-08:00) 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


Information to review for the February 4 Elmer session

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I have attached two documents for your review. On February 4th, Jon Bromburg, W1JDB, will be making a. presentation on Fire Corp. Fire Corp is the Citizen Corp program that supports local fire departments. Eastside Fire and Rescue has used Fire Corp for several years now. Fire Corp supports radio communications, training, public events and a drone program. Jon will make a short presentation and then be available for question and answers.
 
I have been a member of Fire Corp for two years now, and have enjoyed the program very much. I am involved with the radio communications portion of the program. The drone program has some really high end drones. One of the drones can deliver a defibrillator to a remote location. The drone has been used in several search and rescue events, and several fire events. The drone program is actually available to all fire departments in King County.
 
Please take a look at the documents and prepare your questions for Jon. You may also contact me for additional information if you wish.
 
73,
 
Tom
H 425-333-4833
E-mail: tomwa7tbp@...


Re: Membership

Jackson Beard
 

Roland can you call me at 2069485719.


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021, 11:57 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Happy 2021 to All,

Just wanted to remind everyone it is time to renew your membership in SnoVARC.  All of you are what makes this club a success. Even during these crazy times we have managed to accomplish a lot and the future even looks better.

Though monthly club meetings are a little more challenging using Zoom they have worked quite well.  Hope you try joining one of them and saying hi. Howard puts out an announcement just before every meeting with the info to join. Hope to see you there.

Since we are not having in person meetings, the best way to submit your membership donation is to fill out the form (attached) and mail it in with a check or transfer funds from your bank account using Zelle. Need help with the Zelle payment system? Chances are your bank already is part of the Zelle network. Find more information here  https://www.zellepay.com

I have attached the Annual Membership Information Form. It needs to be filled out every year to make sure all the information the club has is current.


Thanks,
Rowland

Rowland Brasch
K7RWB
Snoqualmie Valley ARC


Re: Membership

Lindy KG7IFA
 

Rob, the form can be sent to me directly at LINDYFORBARCLAYS@... or send it to info@....  I maintain the membership contact details and keep it on groups.io. 

Thanks!

Lindy, KG7IFA
Treasurer, SnoVARC & CDCCC

 

-----Original Message-----
From: rn.noodle@...
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jan 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Membership

Hi Roland,
 
Thanks for sending this information out.  If we send the funds via Zelle, could we save few trees and postage by forwarding the membership form to an email?
 
Thanks,
 
Rob Noonan
KJ7GIG
 
 
 
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 11:57 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Membership
 
Happy 2021 to All,
 
Just wanted to remind everyone it is time to renew your membership in SnoVARC.  All of you are what makes this club a success. Even during these crazy times we have managed to accomplish a lot and the future even looks better.
 
Though monthly club meetings are a little more challenging using Zoom they have worked quite well.  Hope you try joining one of them and saying hi. Howard puts out an announcement just before every meeting with the info to join. Hope to see you there.
 
Since we are not having in person meetings, the best way to submit your membership donation is to fill out the form (attached) and mail it in with a check or transfer funds from your bank account using Zelle. Need help with the Zelle payment system? Chances are your bank already is part of the Zelle network. Find more information here  https://www.zellepay.com
 
I have attached the Annual Membership Information Form. It needs to be filled out every year to make sure all the information the club has is current.
 

Thanks,
Rowland
 
Rowland Brasch
K7RWB
Snoqualmie Valley ARC


Re: Membership

rn.noodle@...
 

Hi Roland,

 

Thanks for sending this information out.  If we send the funds via Zelle, could we save few trees and postage by forwarding the membership form to an email?

 

Thanks,

 

Rob Noonan

KJ7GIG

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 11:57 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Membership

 

Happy 2021 to All,

 

Just wanted to remind everyone it is time to renew your membership in SnoVARC.  All of you are what makes this club a success. Even during these crazy times we have managed to accomplish a lot and the future even looks better.

 

Though monthly club meetings are a little more challenging using Zoom they have worked quite well.  Hope you try joining one of them and saying hi. Howard puts out an announcement just before every meeting with the info to join. Hope to see you there.

 

Since we are not having in person meetings, the best way to submit your membership donation is to fill out the form (attached) and mail it in with a check or transfer funds from your bank account using Zelle. Need help with the Zelle payment system? Chances are your bank already is part of the Zelle network. Find more information here  https://www.zellepay.com

 

I have attached the Annual Membership Information Form. It needs to be filled out every year to make sure all the information the club has is current.

 


Thanks,

Rowland

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

Snoqualmie Valley ARC


Membership

Rowland
 

Happy 2021 to All,

Just wanted to remind everyone it is time to renew your membership in SnoVARC.  All of you are what makes this club a success. Even during these crazy times we have managed to accomplish a lot and the future even looks better.

Though monthly club meetings are a little more challenging using Zoom they have worked quite well.  Hope you try joining one of them and saying hi. Howard puts out an announcement just before every meeting with the info to join. Hope to see you there.

Since we are not having in person meetings, the best way to submit your membership donation is to fill out the form (attached) and mail it in with a check or transfer funds from your bank account using Zelle. Need help with the Zelle payment system? Chances are your bank already is part of the Zelle network. Find more information here  https://www.zellepay.com

I have attached the Annual Membership Information Form. It needs to be filled out every year to make sure all the information the club has is current.


Thanks,
Rowland

Rowland Brasch
K7RWB
Snoqualmie Valley ARC


Re: January 21 mini exercise

Bob Otis
 

Hi Tom,

 

I’ll second Mihai, although the scratchy transmission often became unintelligible for me, so I missed about 35% of your comments.  I tried using my FT-60 to monitor simplex.  It did seem better, but it also faded in and out.  So, I’m not certain whether it was indeed better or whether I hit a good transmission phase.  I checked your transmission path to the repeater and it looks pretty good (you’re the green dot).

 

Quick question – is there an easy way to get reverse on the repeater on the 8900?  I didn’t know, so that’s why I used the HT with a button to reverse.  I checked the 8900 user manual, but didn’t find anything.

 

Finally, to follow up on the message prowords, here is a link to the ARRL protocol (58 pages) and a couple of other shorter ones.

 

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/MPG204A.pdf

PROWORDS AND INTRODUCTORY WORDS/PHRASES – Eastern Massachusetts ARRL

Procedure Words (Prowords) - Fortune Favors the Prepared

 

Thanks for the great exercise,

Bob, KI7RMO

 

From: w4mhi@... <w4mhi@...>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:40 AM
To: tomwa7tbp@...; snovarc@groups.io
Cc: laragila@...; hickey@...; we7x@...; rmot47@...
Subject: RE: January 21 mini exercise

 

Hi Tom,

 

Excellent exercise last night. I would like to have this event at least one time per month to polish our skills.

I found interesting to find that even if we know how to communicate, in theory, we are missing small things.

So, saying this, would you plan for more exercises? I was thinking to the possibility to make a communication by passing a message from one to another, without confirming the mistakes and see what will be the result. Thus we could polish the skills “I spell”, “figure”, “mixed”, spelling phonetic and other things. Also we could add different phonetic spelling, like one could use NATO style, other police like and so on.

 

I think what you do is very close to a real situation and last night, the scratchy communication was even better!

 

73,

Mihai (W4MHI)

 

From: tomwa7tbp@... <tomwa7tbp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:53 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Cc: laragila@...; hickey@...; we7x@...; w4mhi@...; rmot47@...
Subject: January 21 mini exercise

 

Hello all:

For this Thursday's mini exercise, we are going to pass data using a message form. I will attach a copy for you to use, (img047). We will be concentrating on the data to complete the form, not the handling information. This is a continuation of a drill we did some months ago. I will complete a sample so you may see what the completed form looks like, (img048).

 

Listed below are the data points we will be looking for:

 

    1. Your six digit grid square. For example mine is CN97AP.

    2. Brand of the transmitter you are using. eg. Kenwood, Icom, Alinco, etc

    3. Power of your transmitter

    4. Brand of your antenna, eg, Diamond, Comet, homemade, etc

 

Additional instructions will be provided by me when we begin the exercise. We will do a minimum of 5 messages. We will do more if time and interest permits.

 

I appreciate all of you who participate in theses mini exercises. It is my hope that doing these mini exercises will help build skills for contesting, public service and actual emergency events. As always, if any of you have ideas for exercises, please pass them along to me. Issaquah Ham Club, feel free to inform any other members of your club you think may be interested in participating.

 

73,

 

Tom, WA7TBP

 


Repeater alive!

Robin WA7CPA
 

Huge thank you to _______???  Shawn? for getting the repeater back. I heard it suddenly come alive today. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


January 21 mini exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello all:

For this Thursday's mini exercise, we are going to pass data using a message form. I will attach a copy for you to use, (img047). We will be concentrating on the data to complete the form, not the handling information. This is a continuation of a drill we did some months ago. I will complete a sample so you may see what the completed form looks like, (img048).
 
Listed below are the data points we will be looking for:
 
    1. Your six digit grid square. For example mine is CN97AP.
    2. Brand of the transmitter you are using. eg. Kenwood, Icom, Alinco, etc
    3. Power of your transmitter
    4. Brand of your antenna, eg, Diamond, Comet, homemade, etc
 
Additional instructions will be provided by me when we begin the exercise. We will do a minimum of 5 messages. We will do more if time and interest permits.
 
I appreciate all of you who participate in theses mini exercises. It is my hope that doing these mini exercises will help build skills for contesting, public service and actual emergency events. As always, if any of you have ideas for exercises, please pass them along to me. Issaquah Ham Club, feel free to inform any other members of your club you think may be interested in participating.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP
 


Sea-Pac Info

Rowland
 

Here is info on Sea-Pac the ham convention that usually takes place every year in Seaside Oregon. But as we all know many of these events have and will be cancelled for the foreseeable future until the pandemic goes away.

This is an attached file.


Thanks,

Rowland


100 ft. of RG8x?

Ken Koch WA7KK
 

Does anyone have about 100 ft. of spare RG8x sitting around doing nothing?  The drop line from my antenna broke during the wind storm and I need to replace it.  If you have it and don't need it I'll buy it off you.

I can buy it online, but I know that some of you buy in bulk.


Re: Club repeater still down?

Rowland
 

Yes.  Evidently there was a serious leak in the diesel fuel transfer line to the generator.  Do not know the timeline for repair.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:36 AM Mike Jacob <golferguy02@...> wrote:
Is the club main repeater still without power? 

-Mike
W7GR


Club repeater still down?

Mike Jacob
 

Is the club main repeater still without power? 

-Mike
W7GR


Re: VHF January contest fun today, link: NAQP SSB link--Frequencies for Techs and Gens

Robin WA7CPA
 

No. Personally I abhor the idea of ft8 as a contest mode. LOL.


On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 10:40 AM Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:
Do you think there will be any FT8 on 2m?  That might be a project to set up.


On Jan 16, 2021, at 9:11 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


Re: VHF January contest fun today, link: NAQP SSB link--Frequencies for Techs and Gens

Paul Zoba
 

Do you think there will be any FT8 on 2m?  That might be a project to set up.


On Jan 16, 2021, at 9:11 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


VHF January contest fun today, link: NAQP SSB link--Frequencies for Techs and Gens

Robin WA7CPA
 


Re: Is repeater down?

Rowland
 

Yes.....gen problems up there.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 7:06 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
I hadn't been listening all day. Just set up for 7 p.m. Rookie Roundtable and not even crickets...

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

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