Re: CDARC General Meeting., 1/3/2008, 7:00 pm



Please disregard this announcement, it is in error.

There is *NO* January meeting (the below is an automated announcement
which did not get disabled). Looking forward to seeing you'all in


Jim Harriger, W7JDH

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CDARC General Meeting.
Thursday January 3, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.)
Location: Duvall Fire House

The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular
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No January Meeting

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

Just one more reminder..... there will not be a January meeting. See
you in February.

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Ham Radio Operators Are Storm's 'Unsung Heroes'

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

Thought you would all like to see this article.  This is what it is
all about. It was forwarded to me from the Red Cross Seattle Chapter.

POSTED: 6:08 pm PST December 4, 2007

UPDATED: 11:45 am PST December 5, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When parts of Oregon were overwhelmed by wind and
water during the recent storm, vital communication often was lacking,
with trees down and across phone lines and cell coverage limited.

Even the state police had difficulty in reaching some of their own

But ham radio worked.

In fact, amateur radio operators were heralded by state emergency
officials as heroes. Ham radio is more than just a hobby to some. It
can set up networks for government and emergency officials to
communicate when other communication services fail.

"One of the problems in this is always communication," Gov. Ted
Kulongoski said after a visit Tuesday to Vernonia and a fly-over
there and other affected areas. "I'm going to tell you who the heroes
were from the very beginning of this...the ham radio operators. These
people just came in and actually provided a tremendous communication
link to us."

A network of at least 60 volunteer amateur radio operators working
along the coast and inland helped from keep crucial systems such as
911 calls, American Red Cross and hospital services connected. They
relayed information about patient care and relayed lists of supplies
needed in areas cut off by water.

In addition to getting an FCC license to operate, certain groups of
operators are cleared by the federal government to work as emergency

"You are amateur in name only," said Steve Sanders, a spokesman for
District One of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, which helped in
several key counties hit by the storm.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management said the radio operators
were tireless in their efforts to keep the systems connected.

It was ham radio that kept New York City agencies in touch with each
other after their command center was destroyed on 9-11, according to
the National Association for Amateur Radio. When hurricanes like
Katrina hit, amateur radio helped provide life-and-death
communication services when everything else failed.

Amateur radio works on a set of radio frequencies known as "amateur
bands" just above the AM broadcast band all the way up to high
microwave frequencies. Operators use their own equipment to
communicate with other operators, using different equipment and
frequencies than emergency responders.

So when some services won't work, they can relay messages.

Sometimes it takes creativity and a lot of leg work, such as setting
up a new link on the top of a mountain when no other options are

The only major limitation, Sanders said, is the number of volunteers.

"This was just the poster child storm for what we do," Sander said.

CDARC Net, 1/17/2008, 8:00 pm


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Title:   CDARC Net
Date:   Thursday January 17, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Help Stop Spam.

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

Though this does not directly deal with radio I think it is a good model to go by. 

   If you follow these directions then you will cut down on your spam over time.  It takes a little effort but it will help you and all those you send or forward email to.

Words To Live By 
A friend who is a computer expert received the following directly from a system administrator for a corporate system. It is an excellent message that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails.  Please read the short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper procedures.

Do you really know how to forward e-mails?  50% of us do; 50%

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail?  Do you hate it?  Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses and names.  As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a viru s, and his or her computer can send that virus to every E-mail address that has come across his computer.  Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents for each hit.  That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!  How do you stop it?  Well, there are several easy steps. Try the following if you haven't done it before:

1.  When you forward an e-mail,
DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top).   Tha t's right, DELETE them.  Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do.  It only takes a second.  You MUST click the "Forward" button first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message.  If you don't click on "Forward" first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.  

2. Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses.  Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses.  This is the way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address.  If you don't see your BCC: option, click on where it says To: and your address list will appear.  Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy.  When you send to BCC: your message will automatically say " Undisclosed Recipients in the "TO:" field of the people who receive it.

 3.  Remove any "FW :" in the subject line.  You can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spelling.

 4.  ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading . Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it?   By Forwarding from the actual page/ B> you wish someone to view, you stop them from having to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

Have you ever received an e-mail that is a petition?  It states a position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book.  The e-mail can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and e-mail addresses.  FACT: The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and e- mail addresses contained therein. DO NOT put your e-mail address on any petition. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own personal letter to the intended recipient.  Your position may carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list of names and e-mail address on a petition.   (And don't believe the ones that say that the e-mail is being traced, it just ain't so!) 
6.  Some of the other e-mails to delete and not forward are:
    a. The one that says something like,
"Send this e-mail to 10 people and you'll see something great run across your screen."   Or sometimes they'll just tease you by saying 'something really cute will happen.' IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!  (We are still seeing some of the same e-mails that we waited on 10 years ago!)   
    b.  I don't let the bad luck ones scare me either--they get trashed.   

    c.  Before you forward an ' Amber Alert ', or a 'Virus Alert', or some of the other e-mails floating around nowadays, check them out before you forward them.  Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for YEARS!  Just about everything you receive in an e-mail that is in question can be checked out a Snopes.  Just go to or and type in a couple of words describing the subject in the Search box. / I>It's really easy to find out if it's real or not.  If it's not, please don't pass it on.

7. Better yet learn to cut and paste. I don
't open an e-mail if I have to click on the forward more than two times. 

    a. It's easy to cut and paste.  All you do is click on forward, highlight the part of the msg you want to send and paste it in a new msg.   

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses. 

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Moderators can suspend or remove members who violate these rules after warnings, but reserve the right to remove members at any time due to excessive behavior.

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CDARC General Meeting., 2/7/2008, 7:00 pm


Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
Title:   CDARC General Meeting.
Date:   Thursday February 7, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Location:   Duvall Fire House
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting.
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Committee Chairman needed

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

Hi All,

You may not get this in time for the meeting tonight but if you do
please consider taking the position of Committee Chairman for the
Emergency Planning and Mobilization Committee. As it is a new
committee you will be on the ground floor for shaping it's direction
and goals.

Thank you,


Re: Committee Chairman needed


Hi Roland,

Although I'm very interested in this end of amateur radio, I've
always thought I lived on the wrong side of the river and at the
wrong end of the valley to be much use in organizing an emergency
response or manning the Duvall ERC. Having said that, Rick Burns and
I are trying to come up with an emergency operating plan for MRC
group which in our minds would depend on the SVARC Hams for support
so we would be interested to know who decides to take this committee
on so that we can coordinate.

If you don't get any takers let me know and I could try and get
things started until someone with more experience or a better locale
steps up.

By the way, you, Mr. Kanoske and Mr. Eittreim did a terrific job at
last Thursday's meeting! You could really tell some thought and
planning went into the meeting--I'm sure you had a lot to do with
coming up with the program. I'm sure looking forward to more of the
same in 2008.



--- In, "Rowland - K7RWB" <slick56@...> wrote:

Hi All,

You may not get this in time for the meeting tonight but if you do
please consider taking the position of Committee Chairman for the
Emergency Planning and Mobilization Committee. As it is a new
committee you will be on the ground floor for shaping it's
and goals.

Thank you,


Communications Academy 2008

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

April 5-6, 2008
South Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA

Academy 2008 is the 10th annual Academy.

The Communications Academy is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. The presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency communicators who will support their local communities during a disaster or emergency response.

The Saturday 2008 keynote speaker is Rich Tokarzewski, King County Emergency Management Coordinator. Topic: Cultural and langauge barriers in teaching the Incident Command System.

The Saturday 2008 lunch speaker is Charles Simonyi, ham radio operator and astronaut on the International Space Station.

The Sunday 2008 keynote speaker is Dennis Dura, K2DCD, ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

for more info go to:

General License Upgrade Class

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

The following was taken from the Microhams website about their General Class in April.  Rowland and Brian have already registered.  I hope others will to. This is the MicroHams site:

MicroHams will be sponsoring a General upgrade course April 11-13, 2008. Classes run 7:00pm-10:00pm Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and 9:00am-noon Sunday. The class is available to anyone but we ask you register in advance because we have limited seating and materials. Testing will start at 1:00pm Sunday and is also open to the public by reservation. The class will cover the entire Element 3 (General) question pool. Microsoft allows us to make the class available to the public but asks we preregister non-Microsoft employees and provide them a list of vehicles that will be parking on campus.

What to expect? These classes are concentrated, fast paced sessions with the goal of getting you to pass the test at the end of the course. Once you register, you should obtain the course materials quickly so that you can start reading it well before the class begins. The textbook contains the necessary background material along with the entire question pool used to make up the tests. More information on the textbook options is available here. During our classes, we review the question pool and do our best to explain the reasoning behind the answers and the concepts involved. For adults, we have a very high success rate, but our compressed format may not be suitable for children under the age of 15 or so. Please ask if you have concerns.

The course will run $40 and includes a textbook, handouts and the testing fee. The W5YI General Class book by Gordon West will be provided including a number of other handouts, even discount coupons for new radios. If you already have the book (available locally from Fry's Electronics), the class fee is $20. Testing is also open to anyone for any license class but those not enrolled in the class will need to pay the standard $14 testing fee.

The April class will be held at Microsoft's Redmond Campus in the building 40/41 cafeteria. If you take the 40th Street exit from Hwy 520, head east to 156th. At 156th, turn right (south) and continue to 31st. At 31st, turn right and take the first driveway on the left. You can park in the large garage on the right and the cafeteria is the small building between 40 and 41. Since Microsoft will require vehicle information (year, make, model, color, license #), please send that information to Scott, N7SS at the email address below.

To register, simply email "N7SS at" and state whether you need a book. Including a phone number and how you heard about the class would be helpful. The information below is for the older question pool and new versions will be posted soon.

For more information email N7SS@....


Club name chnge.

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>

For some months discussion has been on going to change the club name to
reflect a larger area then just Duvall and Carnation. The board
recommended the name Snoqualmie Valley North ARC at the last meeting,
which was not well received by the members present and was voted down.
The name Snoqualmie Valley ARC was suggested, voted on and passed by
the members. So, we are now Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club.
You may of seen that the name has been changed on the yahoo opening
page. Thanks to all that attended and took part in the vote. Ric did
a nice job on NVIS antennas for 40 and 80 M's. We hope to have more
presentations at meeting on a wide range of subjects and welcome ideas
and those that would have knowledge to share with the rest of us. The
subject does not have to be directly related to amateur radio matters.

Thanks again to all who attended.

Jerry Konoske NA7Z

Puyallup Ham Fair and Flea Market March 8, 2008

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>

Each year the Renton Mike and Key ARC holds a hamfair at the Western
Washington Fair Grounds, in Puyallup. There is some new equipment
vendors there but mostly it is used gear. Along with the used gear are
all kinds of needed supplies, connectors, color coded wire of many
different guages, antennas and some truly unidentifable WW2 equipment.

For those new to the hobby it would be a good experience to see what
happens at an amateur flea market.

More information can be had at - -

73's Jerry NA7Z

A Little Help

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

The new website is going to have an FAQ (frequently asked questions)
page. These FAQs will cover information about the club, CDCCC, ARRL,
technical info, educational info, etc. I am going to ask all of
the members to help me out with gathering this information for the
FAQs. I will be emailing each of you one or two questions in the next
few days and I would greatly appreciate you researching the information
required for the questions/statements and emailing it back to me. I
will then review the information, and upload it to the FAQ page. I
think this will be a great way to get everyone in the club involved no
matter what your HAM experience is.

And please if you come up with some information that would add to the
FAQ page by all means do not hesitate to get it to me. The more minds
working on the part of the site the better it will be. Over time I
think it could become a very good reference page for us and others
interested in the Amateur Radio world.

Thank you very much!


CDARC Net, 2/21/2008, 8:00 pm


Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
Title:   CDARC Net
Date:   Thursday February 21, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Location:   145.590
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 then at the end of the Net we change to the repeater on 443.250 pl 123.0 to check it.
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Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

SPAM Problem

Hi Eveyone,

As you have noticed we occationally get someone who joins the site
and thens sends out a message about junk. As soon as Jerry or I see
it we remove them and the message although by that time it has
already gone out to all of you. This is the third time for this
particular person. I banned them from the site but they will be back
again under another user name.

We can set this site up so we have to approve membership prior to it
being official. In other words someone will apply as you all did but
instead of it being automatic the site emails Jerry and I telling us
to decide if this application is ok. If it is we click ok and they
are good to go. If it isn't we click refuse and they go away.

So far we have only had about 4 occurances with spammer on this site
so I am not to worried about it now. If it starts to increase then
we might consider the above.

Thanks for listening.


SVARC Net, 2/21/2008, 8:00 pm


Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
Title:   SVARC Net
Date:   Thursday February 21, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
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New Website

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>

New Website for Snoqualmie Valley ARC

Hi All,

I have been working on the new website and it is on line now. It is
not complete but I would like you all to check it out and give me
some feedback and some more ideas for the Welcome page. Also please
check all my spelling as I type with four fingers and do make
mistakes a lot. I will be sending out the FAQ questions to you
shortly. Besides what I send you out let me know what you would like
to see on the FAQ page.

The events page ia also blank but will be filled in shortly.

I would like to make this site one for all of you to be proud of
from both eye impact and technical information available on it.

Thank you for all your help!


website address:

61 - 80 of 6651