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Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi

Rowland
 

To those in the know.......

I have a chance to buy this setup at a very good price. What are your thoughts about this one? Got great reviews.

Thanks, Rowland 

Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi



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Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 08/05/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

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08/05/2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
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Event: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session - 08/05/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SnoVARC Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
08/05/2021
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

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Re: New Ht

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

The Baofeng radios have their place in the world of amateur radio.  For me, that place is as an inexpensive radio to go in get home bags, bugout bags, etc. 

As a first radio for a new ham, I think they’re not that great.  The user interface is horrid and that’s a source of confusion and frustration for new hams, who are often already struggling with repeater offsets, CTCSS tones, etc. On top of the UI issues my experience is the Baofeng radios are not really stellar performers on receive and many of them are very dirty transmitters  I can live with those shortcomings in a radio that spends its life in a bag being a cheap backup radio but that’s not what I’d suggest for a new ham.

I’ll cast my vote in the Yaesu FT-60 column.

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

On Jul 31, 2021, at 1:13 PM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:

So much depends on what you want to do with it. I like Yaesu HTs and find them pretty rugged. The VX6 is submersible and good for hiking, etc. I also have the FT3DR which has Bluetooth, APRS, GPS and digital modes. 

Honestly, I’d say get the Baofeng and dip your toes in the water until you have a better idea what you want to do. Later, you stick the Baofengs in your glove compartments. 

73,
Paul, W7PEZ


On Jul 31, 2021, at 12:20 PM, Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:


I agree with Jackson. FT-60 is a very good bang for the buck. 
W7ECK

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
FT60s are around $150 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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Re: New Ht

Bob Otis
 

Paul make a good point about depending on what you want to do, but for basic FM while you figure it out, I don’t think you can beat the FT-60 for the money (under $200).  With a good antenna mine has been very reliable and durable.  It also has a good “feel” to it, and is programable with CHIRP.  With respect to Baofengs, I have a plethora of them and the FT-60 stands head and shoulders above all of them (in my opinion, far more than the price differential).

 

73 and good luck, Bob

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Zoba
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:14 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] New Ht

 

So much depends on what you want to do with it. I like Yaesu HTs and find them pretty rugged. The VX6 is submersible and good for hiking, etc. I also have the FT3DR which has Bluetooth, APRS, GPS and digital modes. 

 

Honestly, I’d say get the Baofeng and dip your toes in the water until you have a better idea what you want to do. Later, you stick the Baofengs in your glove compartments. 

 

73,

Paul, W7PEZ


On Jul 31, 2021, at 12:20 PM, Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:



I agree with Jackson. FT-60 is a very good bang for the buck. 

W7ECK

 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:

FT60s are around $150 

 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

 

Thanks,

Rowland 

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Re: New Ht

Paul Zoba
 

So much depends on what you want to do with it. I like Yaesu HTs and find them pretty rugged. The VX6 is submersible and good for hiking, etc. I also have the FT3DR which has Bluetooth, APRS, GPS and digital modes. 

Honestly, I’d say get the Baofeng and dip your toes in the water until you have a better idea what you want to do. Later, you stick the Baofengs in your glove compartments. 

73,
Paul, W7PEZ


On Jul 31, 2021, at 12:20 PM, Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:


I agree with Jackson. FT-60 is a very good bang for the buck. 
W7ECK

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
FT60s are around $150 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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Thanks,
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Re: New Ht

 

I agree with Jackson. FT-60 is a very good bang for the buck. 
W7ECK

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
FT60s are around $150 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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Thanks,
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Re: New Ht

Jackson Beard
 

FT60s are around $150 


On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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Re: New Ht

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Do they want basic uhf/vhf or any digital modes?

Any of the big name (Kenwood, Icom, etc) basic 2m/70cm ones would be a good choice, and they would be able to sell it if they upgrade to a fancier one - the cheaper brands don't resell so well. I started with an Alinco back in the day and it worked perfect for repeaters and events.

If forced to pick I would go with Kenwood or Icom mainly because of the availability of accessories, battery packs, etc.

For HT I prefer to buy new when I can afford it because they get thrown around so it's hard to tell how good of shape they really are, and a used (or worse shelf sitter) means getting a new battery soon. For mobile I try to get used because if it works it will probably keep working. YMMV

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On Jul 31, 2021, 11:39 AM, Rowland < rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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New Ht

Rowland
 

Have a friend that wants to purchase an HT. He is new to ham so he wants simple but dependable operation. Willing to spend above cost of boafeng. Used is OK to s long as current. What do you all think.

Thanks,
Rowland 
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Re: WA7CPA Demolition Day for CN88 Shack

Peter Marchel
 

Thank you for sharing looks great.

 

 

 

Peter M Marchel

206.940.5992

KJ7GHW

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin WA7CPA
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:45 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] WA7CPA Demolition Day for CN88 Shack

 

Voila!

Door needs to be painted. Custom desk to be built. A peanut gallery bench along the wall with storage and a lift-up lid will be built. Still need the antenna installed and the UHF/VHF re-routed to the new shack, but my CN88 shack is very close to completion.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space

Rowland
 

FYI?.......

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From: QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Team <hamexpo@...>
Date: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space
To: Rowland Brasch <rowland.brasch@...>


QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Logo

Dear Rowland,


The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is ready to lift off on August 14-15, 2021 and we’ve loaded it with amazing speakers, content, prizes, networking, and exhibits.  Anyone can attend from their home or office. Early bird discounts are now available at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.  

 

Included in this Expo’s 90+ world-class speakers is an entire track dedicated to the astounding world of amateur satellite radio.  With over 70 amateur satellites launched, any ham can take advantage of this unique facet of our hobby.  At the Expo, you’ll learn and engage with satellite radio experts who will help you master the skills you need to make it happen.  Plus advanced sessions to provide additional competencies to those already deep in satellite radio. 


Our sessions include:

  • Adventures with Repeater Builder:  A Raspberry Pi based Multi-Mode Digital Voice Modem that gives new life to analog repeaters by allowing them to become digitally capable. Discover how it is used at ORI for M17 protocol space and terrestrial work.  (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)

  • Amateur Radio and Debris Mitigation:  How can open source help the amateur radio satellite service deal with new FCC regulations about Debris Mitigation in space? Come hear the good news and learn about innovative solutions.  (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)

  • Beacon in LEO:  AMSAT provides space enthusiasts with a DIY satellite development kit. Currently, this kit comes with a LoRa RFM 95 transceiver for transmitting data from the sensors. Our project is to piggy back the sensor section with a 6 cm or 3 cm band beacon.  (Vidya Gopalakrishnan K4VGK)

  • BG0AUB's QO-100 Satellite QSO/DIY Journey:  BG0AUB, will present his QO-100 (Qatar Telecom Satellite) story, including how he got involved in this activity, gear development, and fun anecdotes of his QO-100 experiences.  (Feng Zhao, BG0AUB)

  • DVBS2 Based Transponder Demo:  Get an engaging and practical demo of a DVBS2 Based Transponder along with answering all of your questions to apply it to your own hamshack.  (Anshul Makkar)

  • Getting Started with Amateur Satellites:  Learn everything you need to know to get started with amateur radio satellites, with a focus on using equipment likely already in your hamshack.  (Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK)

  • Portable Operating for Amateur Satellites:  Discover how to work with amateur radio satellites away from home. Includes discussion on the equipment used for portable operating, licensing issues, and other issues related to portable operating.  (Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK)


At the Expo, you won’t spend a dime on travel!  And your ticket allows you to return over the 30 day on-demand period after the Expo to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, and spend more time exploring the exhibitor booths.  (At our last Expo, attendees took advantage of this to watch almost 100,000 videos).


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Re: Zoom Earth

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 


Wow! You can really see  how the prevailing winds are keeping the smoke from us. Very scary times. Thanks for sharing this Rowland

On Jul 21, 2021, at 8:29 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


Interesting program that shows fires in the region.





Thanks,

Rowland


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Re: Zoom Earth

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 


Wow! You can really see  how the prevailing winds are keeping the smoke from us. Very scary times. 

On Jul 21, 2021, at 8:29 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


Interesting program that shows fires in the region.





Thanks,

Rowland


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Zoom Earth

Rowland
 

Interesting program that shows fires in the region.





Thanks,

Rowland


Re: ylsystem.org net

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

There’s a very nice and interesting explanation of the history and practice of the net on the K4ICA page on QRZ.com

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

On Jul 18, 2021, at 8:10 AM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

As a novelty, I have been doing some SSB DX hunting recently. This morning I ran across the YL Systems net, which maybe many of you know about, but new to me. I checked in. It is the first-ever worldwide emergency net, started by a YL, K4ICA, in the 1960's. I asked why if it is a YL net, I heard only men running it. They said there are a few YLs but men had mostly taken it over...

Robin, WA7CPA


ylsystem.org net

Robin WA7CPA
 

As a novelty, I have been doing some SSB DX hunting recently. This morning I ran across the YL Systems net, which maybe many of you know about, but new to me. I checked in. It is the first-ever worldwide emergency net, started by a YL, K4ICA, in the 1960's. I asked why if it is a YL net, I heard only men running it. They said there are a few YLs but men had mostly taken it over...

Robin, WA7CPA


Courgar Mt. Repeater Power issues:SOLVED!

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 
Edited

Through the awesome detective and repair work of the Tech Team: Ken (W7ECK), Paul (W7PFB) , and Shawn (K7ATA) and the accidental triggering of a faulty switch by me while playing around with the buttons on the amp- The elusive fluctuating power of the Cougar repeater has been SOLVED!- The cause? A fried power supply, crimps that loosened over time, and a failing power switch - all combined to create the issue. It was a real learning experience for me to see these experts do their thing.


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Re: What is this unlabeled item?

Robin WA7CPA
 

Paul,
From the base I believe it is sleeve, ring, tip. Two AA batteries inside. No manufacturer indication. I meant to bring it and the whole box of other stuff with me, so now I can't physically look at it. I think the jack is same as the plug. What I was hoping to find in that box is a GPS device I may or may not have purchased a few years ago. I got distracted by this device before I continued "stirring" around inside the box. I laugh every 🤣 time I think of you teasing me about stirring. Believe it or not I have since employed a label maker with much of my stuff.


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 11:44 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
Ok I can see that photo.

Is the plug tip, ring, sleeve, or tip, ring, ring, sleeve?

Is the jack the same diameter as the plug?

Are there screws on the back so that you might open the case and see what’s inside?

Any manufacturer indication at all?

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

On Jul 15, 2021, at 11:13 AM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I keep trying to send it... <20210715_103405.jpg>


Re: What is this unlabeled item?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Ok I can see that photo.

Is the plug tip, ring, sleeve, or tip, ring, ring, sleeve?

Is the jack the same diameter as the plug?

Are there screws on the back so that you might open the case and see what’s inside?

Any manufacturer indication at all?

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

On Jul 15, 2021, at 11:13 AM, Robin WA7CPA <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

I keep trying to send it... <20210715_103405.jpg>

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