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Wireless Emergency Alert Watch Party

Rowland
 

Wireless Emergency Alert Watch Party

Will you be in King, Pierce or Thurston County on Feb 25? Sign up here to join a virtual WEA WAtch Party between 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. At this virtual event, facilitated by ShakeAlert scientists and educators, you will have the opportunity to learn more about ShakeAlert, participate in the WEA test, and contribute feedback and citizen-science data that will help improve future alert delivery. Register at the link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtce-qpz4sGNcGlbvURReVwgNt5APCRR-F


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: #Poll #poll

Robin WA7CPA
 

Hi All,
The poll is now closed and it is time to give Ria our topic choice. We will ask her to present Software Defined Radio, as 71% voted for it. Please remember to attend March 4 at 7 p.m. The Zoom link is at our website snovar.org.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

GARY DENSOW
 

It's great here in Fall City.

Gary Densow

Fall City, Wa.

425-281-2287

garydensow@...


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Rowland <rowland.brasch@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:28 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5
 
A "Clear Path" down the valley really is a challenge.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:
I reached it just now. It's a bit scratchy here but it's a copy. I was hitting it with 75 watts.

I am surprised it's scratchy as I thought it would be a clear path down the valley but there must be some high point in between ... around Novelty Hill, I'm guessing.

Paul, W7PEZ

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.  The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall.  It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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







Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Rowland
 

A "Clear Path" down the valley really is a challenge.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:
I reached it just now. It's a bit scratchy here but it's a copy. I was hitting it with 75 watts.

I am surprised it's scratchy as I thought it would be a clear path down the valley but there must be some high point in between ... around Novelty Hill, I'm guessing.

Paul, W7PEZ

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.  The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall.  It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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







Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Paul Zoba
 

I reached it just now. It's a bit scratchy here but it's a copy. I was hitting it with 75 watts.

I am surprised it's scratchy as I thought it would be a clear path down the valley but there must be some high point in between ... around Novelty Hill, I'm guessing.

Paul, W7PEZ

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.  The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall.  It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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







Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Cool... thanks Shawn - I'll try again later...

On 2/23/21, 4:47 PM, "Shawn / K7ATA" <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io on behalf of shawn@busymarvin.net> wrote:

I heard you hitting it, but as my mic is spread across the desk at the
moment i wasn't able to answer you.


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 2/23/2021 4:36 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM wrote:
> 😭 I don’t think I can hit it
>
> Excuse my typos - sent via my thumbs or by voice from a mobile device
>
>> On Feb 23, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> Tested the new shack repeater from the house and it was full signal
>> and full quieting.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Rowland
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io
>> <http://groups.io> <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io
>> <mailto:butzi.net@groups.io>> wrote:
>>
>> Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is
>> now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated
>> Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.
>>
>> Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5. Note that the old
>> repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of
>> 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.
>> The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.
>>
>> It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer)
>> into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall. It would be good
>> for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach
>> it/hear it. The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a
>> 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar
>> and Myers repeaters.
>>
>> -p W7PFB
>> 73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> *************************
> Howard E. Mahran
> WA1HEM
> (425) 864 - 5104
> *************************
>
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Shawn / K7ATA
 

I heard you hitting it, but as my mic is spread across the desk at the moment i wasn't able to answer you.


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 2/23/2021 4:36 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM wrote:
😭 I don’t think I can hit it

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

On Feb 23, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@gmail.com> wrote:


Tested the new shack repeater from the house and it was full signal and full quieting.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <http://groups.io> <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io <mailto:butzi.net@groups.io>> wrote:

Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is
now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated
Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old
repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of
203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios. 
The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer)
into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall. It would be good
for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach
it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a
1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar
and Myers repeaters.

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





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


Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

😭 I don’t think I can hit it 

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

On Feb 23, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


Tested the new shack repeater from the house and it was full signal and full quieting.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.  The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall.  It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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







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


Re: New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Rowland
 

Tested the new shack repeater from the house and it was full signal and full quieting.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5.  Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios.  The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall.  It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it.  The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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







New SNOVARC repeater is now online 441.850 + 103.5

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Our new Bridgecom 70cm repeater, intended for portable use, is now up and running in the Carnation space, replacing the donated Kenwood repeater that was only putting out 300mw after the duplexer.

Details: 441.850, positive shift, tone 103.5. Note that the old repeater ID’ed with the callsign N6TJQ and used an access tone of 203.5, so you may need to change the programming in your radios. The new repeater ID’s as KE7GFZ/R.

It’s putting a measured 26 watts (about 40w into the duplexer) into the club’s GP-15 on the roof of city hall. It would be good for everyone to give it a whirl and let us know if you can reach it/hear it. The courtesy tone on the built in controller is a 1000hz beep, so don’t expect the same courtesy tone as the Cougar and Myers repeaters.

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


#Poll #poll-notice #poll-notice #poll

Robin WA7CPA
 

SnoVARC is very fortunate to have Ria Jairam as its March 4 Zoom meeting Elmer. Here is her presenter bio from hamradiounversity.org:

"Ria Jairam, N2RJ is the ARRL Hudson Division Director. She has been licensed since 1997 in Trinidad and Tobago and in the US since 2001. She first became interested in radio at 5 years old from her dad, an avid SWL and learned about amateur radio from a teacher, Mr. Tony Lee-Mack, 9Y4AL. Ria is active in contesting, Dxing, DMR, DSTAR and digital modes. To her name are several DX and contest awards including 9 band DXCC (160 through 10 meters), Challenge at the 1800+ level, all 3 modes and 325 entities mixed. She has also won several contest plaques including regional, national and North American titles in various DX contests. Ria has won a “Top Elmer” award in 2016 for her mentoring on the Flex Radio forums and also helping users use their radios remotely. She subsequently was awarded two “Top Tester” awards in 2017. She is a volunteer QSL card sorter with the W2 QSL bureau, run by the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) and is the Northern NJ section manager for the Frankford Radio Club (FRC). She is also the District 2 chair of the Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) and a member of the British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association (BYLARA). Ria is an alumna of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where she studied Electrical Engineering. In the ARRL, Ria is currently the chair of the IT Modernization committee, a member of the Programs and Services Committee, as well as ARISS and Band Planning committees. Look for her in the DX pileups, often operating remotely, or operating WSJT digital modes to snag a new one."

Ria is giving us a choice of topics. We invite all hams, not just SnoVARC members to join the meeting prior to 7 p.m. PST. All are encouraged to vote for their preferred topic in the following poll. An announcement of the topic chosen will be made in the next few days.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM IS ALSO A VOTE FOR SNOVARC BRINGING OTHER NATIONAL LEVEL SPEAKERS OF INTEREST TO OUR MEETINGS. 

Thank you very much for your attention.

Thank you for voting.



File /Net Control/SnoVARC Net Control Assignments 2021.pdf uploaded #file-notice

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

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the snovarc@snovarc.groups.io group.

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Re: W7PFB 220 repeater Echolink!

Rowland
 

Paul,

Just tested echolink on you 220 repeater and it worked fine both ways.

Rowland 

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 4:51 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Echolink is now enabled on my repeater and it would be great if echolink users would give it a whirl and give me feedback.

It’s node 668485, W7PFB-R.

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






--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: W7PFB 220 repeater Echolink!

Ralph Lease
 

Paul,  tried to connect but didn't get a response from any operators. 

73, Ralph 

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 4:51 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Echolink is now enabled on my repeater and it would be great if echolink users would give it a whirl and give me feedback.

It’s node 668485, W7PFB-R.

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







W7PFB 220 repeater Echolink!

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Echolink is now enabled on my repeater and it would be great if echolink users would give it a whirl and give me feedback.

It’s node 668485, W7PFB-R.

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


Re: Tolt Dam Meeting

Rowland
 


On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:
Rowland,

The first link (first words) takes me to Nextdoor.  Can I join the meeting without joining Nextdoor?

Thanks.

Irvina


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Rowland <rowland.brasch@...>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:14 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tolt Dam Meeting
 
Tolt Dam Siren System Community Meeting, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. Dear Neighbors, Join Seattle Public Utilities for a virtual community meeting about the replacement project for the Tolt Dam Early Warning (Siren) System. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the project website to learn more about the siren replacement project and connect to the meeting: http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/neighborhood-projects/tolt-dam-emergency-warning-system--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Tolt Dam Meeting

Irvina Mizell
 

Rowland,

The first link (first words) takes me to Nextdoor.  Can I join the meeting without joining Nextdoor?

Thanks.

Irvina


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Rowland <rowland.brasch@...>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:14 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tolt Dam Meeting
 
Tolt Dam Siren System Community Meeting, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. Dear Neighbors, Join Seattle Public Utilities for a virtual community meeting about the replacement project for the Tolt Dam Early Warning (Siren) System. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the project website to learn more about the siren replacement project and connect to the meeting: http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/neighborhood-projects/tolt-dam-emergency-warning-system--
Thanks,
Rowland


Tolt Dam Meeting

Rowland
 

Tolt Dam Siren System Community Meeting, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. Dear Neighbors, Join Seattle Public Utilities for a virtual community meeting about the replacement project for the Tolt Dam Early Warning (Siren) System. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the project website to learn more about the siren replacement project and connect to the meeting: http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/neighborhood-projects/tolt-dam-emergency-warning-system--
Thanks,
Rowland


Ham Pi

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Ham radio raspberry pi, as discussed during the rookie net:

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/w3djs-raspberry-pi-ham-radio-image-v2-0-released.680336/


--
--Shawn
--K7ATA


Comm Academy Registration Is Now Open

Rowland
 

Info on Comm Academy


Thanks,

Rowland



We are happy to announce that Comm Academy Registration Is Now Open!Please register via the following link: https://www.commacademy.org/register“But wait,” you might be thinking, “Didn’t I already register?”The answer is sort of: you’re receiving this email because you pre-registered. At the time we opened pre-registration, our Eventbrite page was not live. Pre-registration is now closed, so please direct your friends to the same registration link at www.commacademy.org/register when they ask you how to sign up.We are getting quite excited about Comm Academy 21! Here are some recent updates:The schedule is now live. Check out the speakers and topics!Interest is strong! We have nearly 1,000 folks pre-registeredWe were recently featured on Ham Talk Live and 100 Watts and a WireExpect door prizes!On behalf of the event staff, our speakers, and volunteers, thank you so much for your interest in Comm Academy. We’re certain it’s going to be a rewarding event. If you are a social media user, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.73/Best wishes,The Comm Academy Team
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We are happy to announce that Comm Academy Registration Is Now Open!

Please register via the following link: https://www.commacademy.org/register

But wait,” you might be thinking, “Didn’t I already register?

The answer is sort of: you’re receiving this email because you pre-registered. At the time we opened pre-registration, our Eventbrite page was not live. Pre-registration is now closed, so please direct your friends to the same registration link at www.commacademy.org/register when they ask you how to sign up.

We are getting quite excited about Comm Academy 21! Here are some recent updates:

  • The schedule is now live. Check out the speakers and topics!
  • Interest is strong! We have nearly 1,000 folks pre-registered
  • We were recently featured on Ham Talk Live and 100 Watts and a Wire
  • Expect door prizes!

On behalf of the event staff, our speakers, and volunteers, thank you so much for your interest in Comm Academy. We’re certain it’s going to be a rewarding event. If you are a social media user, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

73/Best wishes,

The Comm Academy Team

 
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