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Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Ken Koch
 

Many thanks.  I should have things ready to go when you get here

Ken



From: Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021, 10:10 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

You tagged to wrong Ken into this email.
W7ECK

Ken

On Jul 2, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ken - see you at 10:30ish tomorrow. I also believe that Bryce (KK5SPT) will be joining to assist you as well. Look for the red jeep wandering around :-) 
73,
H
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Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I’m confused. I’m not tagging anyone but rather just replying to these messages via Groups.io. How did I tag you Ken (W7ECK)?

 

From: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
Reply-To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10:11 AM
To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

 

You tagged to wrong Ken into this email.

W7ECK

Ken



On Jul 2, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ken - see you at 10:30ish tomorrow. I also believe that Bryce (KK5SPT) will be joining to assist you as well. Look for the red jeep wandering around :-) 
73,
H
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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WA1HEM
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Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

 

You tagged to wrong Ken into this email.
W7ECK

Ken

On Jul 2, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ken - see you at 10:30ish tomorrow. I also believe that Bryce (KK5SPT) will be joining to assist you as well. Look for the red jeep wandering around :-) 
73,
H
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Ken - see you at 10:30ish tomorrow. I also believe that Bryce (KK5SPT) will be joining to assist you as well. Look for the red jeep wandering around :-) 
73,
H
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 07/01/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

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Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 07/01/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
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Join Zoom Meeting
 
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Re: Computer Noise

Rowland
 

I have not but will give it a try.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 8:16 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Have you put ferrite rings/toroids on your power cord and all USB cables? 


On Jun 29, 2021, at 7:03 PM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


I use a SideKar logger and small Bluetooth keyboard, no computer needed when portable.. Made for the kx3 but I think it is now or will have capabilities with other radios. 

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:13 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Here is a good challenge.  During Field Day I was using my HP laptop on batteries.  When it started showing a low battery I plugged it in to charge.  That is when a good amount of RF noise started to the point that I could no longer hear some of the stations.  Any ideas on how I could remove or at least lessen this noise issue?  Now realize the HP power supply was plugged into an BlueTTI power station since I did not have power available. 

Thoughts?


Thanks,

Rowland


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Re: Computer Noise

Jackson Beard
 

Ferrite may or may not help. Wall warts and tablet supplies can be notoriously noisy as they get older.


On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 20:16 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Have you put ferrite rings/toroids on your power cord and all USB cables? 


On Jun 29, 2021, at 7:03 PM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


I use a SideKar logger and small Bluetooth keyboard, no computer needed when portable.. Made for the kx3 but I think it is now or will have capabilities with other radios. 

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:13 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Here is a good challenge.  During Field Day I was using my HP laptop on batteries.  When it started showing a low battery I plugged it in to charge.  That is when a good amount of RF noise started to the point that I could no longer hear some of the stations.  Any ideas on how I could remove or at least lessen this noise issue?  Now realize the HP power supply was plugged into an BlueTTI power station since I did not have power available. 

Thoughts?


Thanks,

Rowland


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Re: Computer Noise

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Have you put ferrite rings/toroids on your power cord and all USB cables? 


On Jun 29, 2021, at 7:03 PM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


I use a SideKar logger and small Bluetooth keyboard, no computer needed when portable.. Made for the kx3 but I think it is now or will have capabilities with other radios. 

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:13 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Here is a good challenge.  During Field Day I was using my HP laptop on batteries.  When it started showing a low battery I plugged it in to charge.  That is when a good amount of RF noise started to the point that I could no longer hear some of the stations.  Any ideas on how I could remove or at least lessen this noise issue?  Now realize the HP power supply was plugged into an BlueTTI power station since I did not have power available. 

Thoughts?


Thanks,

Rowland


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Re: Computer Noise

Robin WA7CPA
 

I use a SideKar logger and small Bluetooth keyboard, no computer needed when portable.. Made for the kx3 but I think it is now or will have capabilities with other radios. 


On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:13 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Here is a good challenge.  During Field Day I was using my HP laptop on batteries.  When it started showing a low battery I plugged it in to charge.  That is when a good amount of RF noise started to the point that I could no longer hear some of the stations.  Any ideas on how I could remove or at least lessen this noise issue?  Now realize the HP power supply was plugged into an BlueTTI power station since I did not have power available. 

Thoughts?


Thanks,

Rowland


Computer Noise

Rowland
 

Here is a good challenge.  During Field Day I was using my HP laptop on batteries.  When it started showing a low battery I plugged it in to charge.  That is when a good amount of RF noise started to the point that I could no longer hear some of the stations.  Any ideas on how I could remove or at least lessen this noise issue?  Now realize the HP power supply was plugged into an BlueTTI power station since I did not have power available. 

Thoughts?


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Ken Koch WA7KK
 

The address is:
7235 Moon Valley Rd. SE
North Bend, WA  98045
(425) 765-6543


Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Ken Koch WA7KK
 

How does 10:30 sound?  I hope it won't take more than 45 minutes, but it seems like things always take longer than you think they will.

One more person would be ideal!


Re: Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Ken,

 

Id be available to help you this Saturday between 9 and noon.

 

Howard

 

From: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Ken Koch WA7KK <groups@...>
Reply-To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 1:34 PM
To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: [SnoVARC] Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

 

If anyone is available and doesn't mind coming clear out to North Bend I could use 1 or (preferably) 2 people to help me raise my new dipole antenna.  The previous one came apart. 

Hopefully this won't take too long.  The tree sides are up with ropes through pulley.  I just need some help manipulating the antenna to get around branches while it is being pulled up.  As far as I know I have everything I need, but this is at least a 2 person job.

I am available most weekdays and weekends.  Hopefully we can avoid any extra hot days.


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WA1HEM
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Help Raising Dipole (North Bend)

Ken Koch WA7KK
 

If anyone is available and doesn't mind coming clear out to North Bend I could use 1 or (preferably) 2 people to help me raise my new dipole antenna.  The previous one came apart. 

Hopefully this won't take too long.  The tree sides are up with ropes through pulley.  I just need some help manipulating the antenna to get around branches while it is being pulled up.  As far as I know I have everything I need, but this is at least a 2 person job.

I am available most weekdays and weekends.  Hopefully we can avoid any extra hot days.


Amazing HF Antenna

Rowland
 

Hi All,

Just wanted to tell you the wonderful success I had with a very simple end fed half wave antenna transformer (as titled by mfg). It is called the TennTennas and I bought it on Ebay for $40 plus shipping.  It is a simple wire wound choke 49:1 mounted in a black box with connectors for a wire and ground and for PL250 coax connection. It is recommended by the gentleman who builds these to use 50' of coax and 65' of wire.  I got it up on a tree at about 40' for the box and then another tree for the wire.  I made well over 100 contacts without much effort.  This was on several different bands (20, 40, 80) without the need for a tuner.

This antenna would be great for Field Day, homes that have antenna restrictions or limited space available, SOTA, POTA  and so on.  Very compact.

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All I can say is it worked great wil very little effort.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Field Day 2021

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Nice! Two opposite locations, temps and altitudes between you and Rowland.  Very cool (no pun intended)

 

H

 

 

From: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...>
Reply-To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:05 PM
To: <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Field Day 2021

 

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 04:57 PM, Rowland wrote:

Taken at 4800' near Rimrock Lake in Eastern WA. When taken it was 99 degrees in my trailer.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

 

Bluff overlooking Sound to west of lighthouse. Cool breezes meant no heat or suffering. Had a marvelous time. Answered a lot of questions from passersby. 20m only,  mostly CW, solar blankets kept radio battery 100% charged and solar charger kept cell phone charged. Had to stow gear and lock car for every hike to bio break but it wasn't a big deal. Kx3 to kpa100, 60w to Tarheel. Worked every corner of US and Alaska, Virgin Islands. 
 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Re: Field Day 2021

Robin WA7CPA
 

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 04:57 PM, Rowland wrote:
Taken at 4800' near Rimrock Lake in Eastern WA. When taken it was 99 degrees in my trailer.
 


 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland
 
 
Bluff overlooking Sound to west of lighthouse. Cool breezes meant no heat or suffering. Had a marvelous time. Answered a lot of questions from passersby. 20m only,  mostly CW, solar blankets kept radio battery 100% charged and solar charger kept cell phone charged. Had to stow gear and lock car for every hike to bio break but it wasn't a big deal. Kx3 to kpa100, 60w to Tarheel. Worked every corner of US and Alaska, Virgin Islands. 
 


Field Day 2021

Rowland
 

Taken at 4800' near Rimrock Lake in Eastern WA. When taken it was 99 degrees in my trailer.

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Thanks,

Rowland


Driveway setup check

Robin WA7CPA
 

Hoping to snag a Fort Warden parking spot tomorrow overlooking water with antenna view to North and East. Planning 20m all day, too hot to bother with band changes.

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