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Re: DMR Class

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I've been using Wires-X (Yaesu), and would love to sit in on a digital class. I would also be happy to share my experience with digital via a show and tell.

Thanks for setting this up!

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Whoops that's the old site. Here is the new one.

http://pnwdigital.net/



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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:36 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

There is an active DMR group in the area, though, if we want to invite an expert. They even produce some hardware


http://www.trbo.org/pnw/index.html


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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:34 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

There is an active DMR group in the area, though, if we want to invite an expert. They even produce some hardware


http://www.trbo.org/pnw/index.html


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 2:34 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Schedule allowing I would take the class for sure.

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

On Aug 7, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,
 
I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..
 
  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 


DMR Class

Rowland
 

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: Polarity Tester

Rowland
 

Lynn constantly amazes me on the ideas he comes up with on many ham projects.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:04 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Polarity Tester

 

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

 

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

 

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

 

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



On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

 

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland 

 

<Polarity tester.pdf>

 


Re: Polarity Tester

Benjamin Thompson
 

After considering shipping and taxes, the cost per assembly goes up to $3.64.

-Ben KG7BTU


Re: Polarity Tester

Benjamin Thompson
 

I priced out some parts on Digi-Key: for ordering parts to make 10 of these, the per assembly cost is $2.63 without the boot. Glue could probably be used to hold the assembly if a boot is not readily available.

The cart: www.digikey.com/short/p57vd9


Re: Polarity Tester

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Yeah I picked up a lot of good ideas from the talk. I'll probably end up going Powerpole crazy soon especially on all my lead acid stuff. Great talk!


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 9:03 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) < w7pfb@...> wrote:

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

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

On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
<Polarity tester.pdf>


Re: Polarity Tester

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

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

On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
<Polarity tester.pdf>


NW DX Convention Saturday in Everett: info

Robin WA7CPA
 

Passing this along:

Here’s the word for those of you who didn’t register for the PNW DX Convention this weekend, but will be showing up at the door:

 

The banquets are sold out.  There’s no way for us to sell you a Saturday dinner or a Sunday breakfast since the hotel is purchasing the food based on the numbers they wanted from us on August 1st.  Lunches will still be available for purchase.

 

Day Passes for Saturday are still available at the door.  $50 gets you the 8 presentations during the day, a single Door Prize ticket (with > 25% chance to win something) and a single Grand Prize ticket toward one of the 8 Grand Prizes.  You can buy as many more Grand Prize tickets as you wish for $1 each or 11 or $10. 

 

73 and see ya in Everett!

 

John W7CD & Rich W6RS


From Robin:
http://pacificnwdxconvention.com/
Check out the prizes!! Best-ever lineup of speakers: Dr. Joe Taylor, Dr. Tamitha Skov, Ward Silver, etc. Elecraft and SteppIR there. Look at the vendor page, too. That's a lot of value for $50. Hope to see you there...
73,
WA7CPA


Re: Good Document

Rowland
 

Thanks for the info and the update.  I made a pdf document that is attached if someone wants to down load and print.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:13 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Good Document

 

RCW 46.61.667 appears to have been repealed in 2017 and replaced.  So probably handing that to the nice police officer is not going to get you much.  But if the cop insists it’s still in effect I would suggest pointing out that it applies to holding a communications device to your ear, which you probably didn’t do with your HT or hand mike.

 

The replacement appears to be RCW 46.61.672.  Note that it very specifically excludes amateur radio equipment, citizens band radio, and two way radio from the definition of ‘personal electronic device’.  Notwithstanding this exclusion I expect that if you are chatting away on your radio and your driving suffers, you’ll get ticketed for negligent driving or for reckless driving.

 

Notwithstanding the legality of using ham radio while driving I want to remind everyone that, emergencies aside, if simultaneously talking on the radio and driving is a challenge due to weather, traffic, or whatever, it’s always, always, always fine to tell someone you need to put the mike down and concentrate on driving.

 

Please be safe.  All the time.

 

-p

 

RCW  46.61.672

Using a personal electronic device while driving.

(1) A person who uses a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway is guilty of a traffic infraction and must pay a fine as provided in RCW  46.63.110(3).

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

(a) A driver who is using a personal electronic device to contact emergency services;

(b) The use of a system by a transit system employee for time-sensitive relay communication between the transit system employee and the transit system's dispatch services;

(c) An individual employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver who uses a personal electronic device within the scope of such individual's employment if such use is permitted under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 31136 as it existed on July 23, 2017; and

(d) A person operating an authorized emergency vehicle.

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

(4) A second or subsequent offense under this section is subject to two times the penalty amount under RCW  46.63.110.

(5) For purposes of this section:

(a) "Driving" means to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway, including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays. "Driving" does not include when the vehicle has pulled over to the side of, or off of, an active roadway and has stopped in a location where it can safely remain stationary.

(b) "Personal electronic device" means any portable electronic device that is capable of wireless communication or electronic data retrieval and is not manufactured primarily for hands-free use in a motor vehicle. "Personal electronic device" includes, but is not limited to, a cell phone, tablet, laptop, two-way messaging device, or electronic game. "Personal electronic device" does not include two-way radio, citizens band radio, or amateur radio equipment.

(c) "Use" or "uses" means:

(i) Holding a personal electronic device in either hand or both hands;

(ii) Using your hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or retrieve email, text messages, instant messages, photographs, or other electronic data; however, this does not preclude the minimal use of a finger to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the device;

(iii) Watching video on a personal electronic device.

 

 

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



On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:08 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

 

<RCW 46.docx Driving with HAM.docx>

 


Re: Good Document

W7ABD
 

Thanks Roland!

Also good idea to have a paper copy of your FCC License to show the cop as well.

Jim
W7ABD


On 8/5/19 15:08, Rowland wrote:

Hi All,

 

This is a good document to have when driving and talking on your radio and getting puled over for such.  Always be polite when you show this to the police officer and realize it is not a get out of jail free pass as they may still write you up.  Then you take this document to court and present it.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 



Re: Good Document

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

RCW 46.61.667 appears to have been repealed in 2017 and replaced.  So probably handing that to the nice police officer is not going to get you much.  But if the cop insists it’s still in effect I would suggest pointing out that it applies to holding a communications device to your ear, which you probably didn’t do with your HT or hand mike.

The replacement appears to be RCW 46.61.672.  Note that it very specifically excludes amateur radio equipment, citizens band radio, and two way radio from the definition of ‘personal electronic device’.  Notwithstanding this exclusion I expect that if you are chatting away on your radio and your driving suffers, you’ll get ticketed for negligent driving or for reckless driving.

Notwithstanding the legality of using ham radio while driving I want to remind everyone that, emergencies aside, if simultaneously talking on the radio and driving is a challenge due to weather, traffic, or whatever, it’s always, always, always fine to tell someone you need to put the mike down and concentrate on driving.

Please be safe.  All the time.

-p

RCW  46.61.672
Using a personal electronic device while driving.
(1) A person who uses a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway is guilty of a traffic infraction and must pay a fine as provided in RCW  46.63.110(3).
(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:
(a) A driver who is using a personal electronic device to contact emergency services;
(b) The use of a system by a transit system employee for time-sensitive relay communication between the transit system employee and the transit system's dispatch services;
(c) An individual employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver who uses a personal electronic device within the scope of such individual's employment if such use is permitted under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 31136 as it existed on July 23, 2017; and
(d) A person operating an authorized emergency vehicle.
(3) The state preempts the field of regulating the use of personal electronic devices in motor vehicles while driving, and this section supersedes any local laws, ordinances, orders, rules, or regulations enacted by any political subdivision or municipality to regulate the use of a personal electronic device by the operator of a motor vehicle.
(4) A second or subsequent offense under this section is subject to two times the penalty amount under RCW  46.63.110.
(5) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Driving" means to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway, including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays. "Driving" does not include when the vehicle has pulled over to the side of, or off of, an active roadway and has stopped in a location where it can safely remain stationary.
(b) "Personal electronic device" means any portable electronic device that is capable of wireless communication or electronic data retrieval and is not manufactured primarily for hands-free use in a motor vehicle. "Personal electronic device" includes, but is not limited to, a cell phone, tablet, laptop, two-way messaging device, or electronic game. "Personal electronic device" does not include two-way radio, citizens band radio, or amateur radio equipment.
(c) "Use" or "uses" means:
(i) Holding a personal electronic device in either hand or both hands;
(ii) Using your hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or retrieve email, text messages, instant messages, photographs, or other electronic data; however, this does not preclude the minimal use of a finger to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the device;
(iii) Watching video on a personal electronic device.


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

On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:08 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

<RCW 46.docx Driving with HAM.docx>


Polarity Tester

Rowland
 

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Good Document

Rowland
 

Hi All,

 

This is a good document to have when driving and talking on your radio and getting puled over for such.  Always be polite when you show this to the police officer and realize it is not a get out of jail free pass as they may still write you up.  Then you take this document to court and present it.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Lindy KG7IFA
 

Are you ready? In a large-scale emergency or disaster, professional emergency responders may well be stretched beyond their capacity. Fortunately we have local citizens who are preparing to assist themselves and their neighbors by learning basic disaster response skills. Citizens train in skills such as personal emergency preparedness, disaster medical operations, basic fire suppression, disaster psychology, light search and rescue, and team organization.

Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps’ mission is to train citizens like you to support their communities before, during and after an emergency. Join us and become a responder. Over 500 of your neighbors have already trained to become CERT members. Graduates have the opportunity to become registered as temporary emergency workers who can aid in local and regional disaster responses.

Class is held every Monday evening between September 16th and November 4th.

Click here for more information and to sign up:

https://fallcertclass.eventbrite.com/?aff=snovarc

 


Re: Listen NOW to our UK friend Robin on Malta

Robin WA7CPA
 

There are several Rx channels. Select Malta.


Listen NOW to our UK friend Robin on Malta

Robin WA7CPA
 

http://sdr.loginto.me:8073/

Our biannual visitor Robin Thompson can be heard over above Internet link operating as 9H6YB in the IOTA contest. Islands on the Air. Fun listening for anyone. Contest ends 5 am our time Sunday.