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Duvall Days

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

Thanks to all the members of SVARC who assisted during Duvall days on
the SVT, 5K and 10K runs, especially Barbara Powrie for organizing
everything and interfacing with the City of Duvall. Even tho it was a
cold and wet event things went well. We should keep this in mind for a
club/public service event in the future.

Jerry Konoske NA7Z


Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club How Do You Say It???

Tom WA7TBP
 

Rowland:
 
SNOVARC gets my vote most definitely.
 
Tom, WA7TBP




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How Do You Say It???

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Since we changed the name of our club to Snoqualimie Valley Amateur
Radio Club I know many folks are having problems with the acronym SVARC.
It does not flow as good as CDARC (pronounced "See Dark") did. I would
like to propose that we start calling the club SNOVARC (Pronounced
"Snow Vark") with is short for Snoqualimie Valley Amateur Radio Club.
It flows much better than trying to pronounce SVARC (Pronounced
"SSSVVVVVVVVARCKKKKKKKK")..........

Please give me some feedback on this.



Thanks!
Rowland


KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club How Do You Say It???

Barbara Powrie <bpowrie@...>
 

Hey, Rowland, I’m glad you picked up on my acronym verbalization.  I’ve always called it SnoVARC!

 

Barb

 

-----Original Message-----
From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Rowland - K7RWB
Sent:
Sunday, June 08, 2008 5:26 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ·
Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club How Do You Say It???

Since we changed the name of our club to Snoqualimie Valley Amateur
Radio Club I know many folks are having problems with the acronym SVARC.
It does not flow as good as CDARC (pronounced "See Dark") did. I would
like to propose that we start calling the club SNOVARC (Pronounced
"Snow Vark") with is short for Snoqualimie Valley Amateur Radio Club.
It flows much better than trying to pronounce SVARC (Pronounced
"SSSVVVVVVVVARCKKKKKKKK")..........

Please give me some feedback on this.

Thanks!
Rowland


SVARC Net, 6/19/2008, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday June 19, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 2 minutes.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 simplex 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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SVARC Net, 6/19/2008, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday June 19, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 simplex 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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Recommended accessories for VX-7R?

Mark Kenworthy
 

Hi everyone New guy here, not licensed yet, but almost ready to take the test.  I received a VX-7R for Fathers Day, so now Im trying to figure out what set of accessories I should get for it.

My goal in being a ham is to be able to communicate during emergencies/disasters, although Im sure Ill pitch in on other SVARC activities, and want to find a way to use my radio often enough that I know well what I’m doing when there is an emergency (is there a monthly SVARC net?).

Anyway, back to accessories

The AA battery pack for emergencies is obvious.

I saw some of the members had a shorter antenna on theirs, to make it less obtrusive.  Any recommendations on what antenna to get?

Other things Ive thought about:

·       Waterproof mic/speaker

·       Desktop charging station

·       Computer interface cable and software (buy Yaesus or one of the far less expensive ones on eBay?)

·       Earpiece/microphone

·       DC (car) charging cable

What have all of you found that you use commonly, and what isnt worth spending $ on?

Thanks,

Mark


Re: Recommended accessories for VX-7R?

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

"I received a VX-7R for Fathers Day, so now I'm trying to figure out
what set of accessories I should get for it."

Mark,

Several of us have the VX-7R. I am sure you will get some great
advice. If you would like to see what I have please call me and we can
arrange a time for you to come over. 788-8260

Rowland


No Meeting on July 3rd

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

No Meeting on July 3rd

Just a quick reminder there  will be no meeting next week on July 3rd.  You will still get the auto reminder from this Yahoo Group but disregard it.  The next meeting will be on August 7th.

Have a great and safe 4th of July.

Rowland


Re: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club Field Day on June 28th at Safeway Parking Lot In Duvall

Lori KE7KXN
 

What the heck happened to having this event? I blocked it on my
calendar so I could see what the club was up to. Did I miss a notice
cancelling it? I was there...where were you?

Lori
--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, "Rowland - K7RWB" <slick56@...> wrote:

I agree Chuck. I think having active radios operating is the way
to
go. I just want to see if we want to go with an RV or a vehicle.

Rowland

--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, "Chuck Powrie" <cpowrie@> wrote:

Roland,



Barb has some handouts from ARRL which we though could be handed
out at
Duvall days. They would also work for Field day, be she did not
get
a lot of
them.



I think having some active radios making contacts would be a good
idea.
Isn't what that field day is all about.



Chuckl



-----Original Message-----
From: KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com [mailto:KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
Rowland - K7RWB
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 9:31 AM
To: KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com
Subject: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club Field Day
on
June
28th at Safeway Parking Lot In Duvall



Field Day on June 28th at Safeway Parking Lot In Duvall

I need to get feedback from all of you regarding a Field Day
display on June
28th (Saturday) in the Safeway parking lot from 10 am - 3 pm.

We can approach this three different ways.

1. Setup a booth by the door with some radio displays and
give
out
fliers.

2. Have a vehicle in the parking lot with active radios.

3. Have an RV in the parking lot with active radios. (I have
a
23' 5th
wheel we can use)

The purpose for this display is the promote HAM Radio and the
Snoqualmie
Valley Amateur Radio Club.

If we do the booth by the door we can see if Safeway will let us
use an AC
plug to activate the equipment. We will need an HF radio and
antenna setup.
If we use the RV we will need HF radio equipment and an extra
batteryto
power the equipment as I do not think my 12vdc accessory plug
will
handle
the current.
If we use someones HF radio equipped vehicle it should be self
contained.

We will need handouts about the club.

Please get back to me soon as June 28th will sneak up on us fast!

Rowland


Re: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club Field Day on June 28th at Safeway Parking Lot In Duvall

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, "Lori KE7KXN" <layoungs@...> wrote:

What the heck happened to having this event? I blocked it on my
calendar so I could see what the club was up to. Did I miss a notice
cancelling it? I was there...where were you?
Lori,

I am sorry about the confusion. At the last club meeting it was
decided not to participate this year as many people were not going to
be available. I should have placed a notice on this site but I did not.

Once again I am sorry about the confusion. Please come to the next
club meeting on the 7th of August at the Duvall Firr Station and you
can find out all about the club.

Rowland
K7RWB
http://snovalleyarc.org/


SVARC General Meeting., 7/3/2008, 7:00 pm

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday July 3, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 3 minutes.
Location:   Duvall Fire House
Street:   15600 1st Ave N.
City State Zip:   Duvall, WA 98019
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting.
 
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No Meeting on July 3rd, 2008

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

At the last meeting it was suggested that the July 3 meeting be
canceled as so close to the 4th and a lot of members would be out of
town.

So, no meeting this Thursday.

Jerry


New Cell Phone Law

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

Due to vigorous lobbying by Washington Amateurs, section 3 was
inserted into this bill. Jerry NA7Z

RCW 46.61.667
Using a wireless communications device while driving. (Effective July
1, 2008.)

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person
operating a moving motor vehicle while holding a wireless
communications device to his or her ear is guilty of a traffic
infraction.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person
operating:

(a) An authorized emergency vehicle, or a tow truck responding
to a disabled vehicle;

(b) A moving motor vehicle using a wireless communications
device in hands-free mode;

(c) A moving motor vehicle using a hand-held wireless
communications device to:

(i) Report illegal activity;

(ii) Summon medical or other emergency help;

(iii) Prevent injury to a person or property;

(d) A moving motor vehicle while using a hearing aid.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not restrict the
operation of an amateur radio station by a person who holds a valid
amateur radio operator license issued by the federal communications
commission.

(4) For purposes of this section, "hands-free mode" means the
use of a wireless communications device with a speaker phone,
headset, or earpiece.

(5) The state preempts the field of regulating the use of
wireless communications devices in motor vehicles, and this section
supersedes any local laws, ordinances, orders, rules, or regulations
enacted by a political subdivision or municipality to regulate the
use of wireless communications devices by the operator of a motor
vehicle.

(6) Enforcement of this section by law enforcement officers may
be accomplished only as a secondary action when a driver of a motor
vehicle has been detained for a suspected violation of this title or
an equivalent local ordinance or some other offense.

(7) Infractions that result from the use of a wireless
communications device while operating a motor vehicle under this
section shall not become part of the driver's record under RCW
46.52.101 and 46.52.120. Additionally, a finding that a person has
committed a traffic infraction under this section shall not be made
available to insurance companies or employers.


Re: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club New Cell Phone Law

Mark Kenworthy
 

Does anyone know what “does not restrict” mean?  The phrase in #2 “does not apply” is much clearer.

 


From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Jerry NA7Z
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 2:55 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club New Cell Phone Law

 

Due to vigorous lobbying by Washington Amateurs, section 3 was
inserted into this bill. Jerry NA7Z

RCW 46.61.667
Using a wireless communications device while driving. (Effective July
1, 2008.)

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person
operating a moving motor vehicle while holding a wireless
communications device to his or her ear is guilty of a traffic
infraction.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person
operating:

(a) An authorized emergency vehicle, or a tow truck responding
to a disabled vehicle;

(b) A moving motor vehicle using a wireless communications
device in hands-free mode;

(c) A moving motor vehicle using a hand-held wireless
communications device to:

(i) Report illegal activity;

(ii) Summon medical or other emergency help;

(iii) Prevent injury to a person or property;

(d) A moving motor vehicle while using a hearing aid.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not restrict the
operation of an amateur radio station by a person who holds a valid
amateur radio operator license issued by the federal communications
commission.

(4) For purposes of this section, "hands-free mode" means the
use of a wireless communications device with a speaker phone,
headset, or earpiece.

(5) The state preempts the field of regulating the use of
wireless communications devices in motor vehicles, and this section
supersedes any local laws, ordinances, orders, rules, or regulations
enacted by a political subdivision or municipality to regulate the
use of wireless communications devices by the operator of a motor
vehicle.

(6) Enforcement of this section by law enforcement officers may
be accomplished only as a secondary action when a driver of a motor
vehicle has been detained for a suspected violation of this title or
an equivalent local ordinance or some other offense.

(7) Infractions that result from the use of a wireless
communications device while operating a motor vehicle under this
section shall not become part of the driver's record under RCW
46.52.101 and 46.52.120. Additionally, a finding that a person has
committed a traffic infraction under this section shall not be made
available to insurance companies or employers.


SVARC General Meeting., 7/3/2008, 7:00 pm

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday July 3, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Location:   Duvall Fire House
Street:   15600 1st Ave N.
City State Zip:   Duvall, WA 98019
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting.
 
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Reminder.......

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Remember there will be no SVARC Meeting this week. The notices you are
getting are automatic out of the Yahoo Group.



Have a Great and safe 4th of July!!


SVARC Net, 7/17/2008, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday July 17, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 3 minutes.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 simplex 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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Net Meeting This Week

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Hi All,

This week I would like to try something a little different when we do
the NET on Thursday evening. After we finish the Net on simplex
145.590 MHz I would like to go to the Fire repeater on 444.525+ pl
103.5 just for a communications test. Tom Needham works with this
repeater and has given us the ok to "test" with it. So set up your
radios to the above mentioned frequency so you will be ready to go.

I would also like to invite all the members of SVARC to join us on
these Net meetings. It is a great way to test your equipment, the
Net and to also share in some fun with fellow members and visitors.
Remember this Net is set up for testing and practise. This is the
time to use your equipment and to learn how it all operates. There
are those in our club with a lot of experience that are very willing
to help us all in becoming better operators.

In the event of a true emergency you want to feel comfortable with
your equipment and be able to use it with understanding and skill.
That is why I highly recommend partcipating in the Net meetings. The
old statement "Practise Makes Perfect" also applies in the amateur
world.

Hope to hear you this Thursday at 2000 hours on 145.590 MHz!


Rowland
K7RWB

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