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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) what time is the exam session tomorrow?

Jim KI7ELP
 

Hi Paul,

The exam is right after the end of the Technician Class.  Expect that to be 1500 on Saturday the 20th.  Good idea to be there a bit early.

Location is at the Downtown Duvall Fire Station in the conference room.

The cost is $15.00 for the exam.

Please bring a copy of your current FCC License and your FCC FRN Number.

Supplies needed:  Ballpoint pen for filling out forms and No. 2 Pencil for the exam answer sheet.

Look forward to seeing you there.  Good Luck on the test!

Jim
W7ABD


On 05/19/17 18:15, Paul Butzi kg7stv@... [KE7GFZ] wrote:
 

I was hoping to take the Extra exam tomorrow.  What’s the time and location?  And what are the costs?


Thanks!


-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun





what time is the exam session tomorrow?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I was hoping to take the Extra exam tomorrow.  What’s the time and location?  And what are the costs?

Thanks!


-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun




SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 18 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 18 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
From
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Need Net Control and a Few More Volunteers for REF Run

Irvina Mizell
 

Hi all,


Who wants to volunteer to be the Net Control for the REF Run?  Let me know please.


Sunday, June 4th.  Beginning at 7:45am.


Also, we could use a few more volunteers to cover the stations.  If I haven't contacted you directly yet, please reach out to me.


Thanks!


Irvina

KC7YJK

irvina.mizell@...



SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 18 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 18 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
From
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SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 11 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 11 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

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SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 11 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 11 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

We briefly discussed 2017 SnoVarc Field Day plans.  I offered to supply equipment, this year.  We're still looking for a couple people to take point on radio/IT planning.


While I'm capable, I've used this equipment and planned several single-op DX operations.  I wanted to provide someone with the experience - it really is be best way to build skills for a DXPedition or emergency HF deployment.


I suspect we'll meet three times between now and FD to work through plans, a manifest of all the equipment available and winnow it down then start prepping.  Initial thought is to run 2A with one K3S and one Flex 6500 and a GOTA station that's a second K3S and a 1.3kW amplifier.  On the antenna front, in addition to the A3 and wires, I have 3 element wire beams with 30' masts.  20-80m will be the "money bands" this year - so listening antennas might be useful - I've got lots of options there, too.


If you're interested, please let me know by email (k7add@...).


73, K7ADD


Re: Last call on antennas or will be trashed

Gordon Bousman <nw7d.ham@...>
 

Both antennas now sold, thanks to everyone who responded.

73,

Gordon, NW7D

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Gordon Bousman <nw7d.ham@...> wrote:
Moving to HOA antenna restricted community, must sell or they are going in the trash:  Any reasonable offer accepted.  

-  Hustler 6BTV vertical antenna – 6 bands, 80, 40, 30, 20, 15, 10 Meters.  Legal limit power, includes the basic 6BTV antenna, a tilt over base assembly, radial plate, approx. 25 radial wires.  All components worth over $700 new - any reasonable offer accepted.  

Diamond X500HNA 2M/70cm vertical 5/8 wave base station antenna, 8.3 dB gain (2M), 11.7 dB (70 cm), 200W maximum, Type N connector, 17.8' high, SWR 1.5:1 or less.  $35

Any reasonable offer accepted. I am located between Monroe and Duvall.

73,

Gordon, NW7D


Last call on antennas or will be trashed

Gordon Bousman <nw7d.ham@...>
 

Moving to HOA antenna restricted community, must sell or they are going in the trash:  Any reasonable offer accepted.  

-  Hustler 6BTV vertical antenna – 6 bands, 80, 40, 30, 20, 15, 10 Meters.  Legal limit power, includes the basic 6BTV antenna, a tilt over base assembly, radial plate, approx. 25 radial wires.  All components worth over $700 new - any reasonable offer accepted.  

Diamond X500HNA 2M/70cm vertical 5/8 wave base station antenna, 8.3 dB gain (2M), 11.7 dB (70 cm), 200W maximum, Type N connector, 17.8' high, SWR 1.5:1 or less.  $35

Any reasonable offer accepted. I am located between Monroe and Duvall.

73,

Gordon, NW7D


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 04 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 04 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
From
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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

slick
 

AMEN!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 3:21 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

 

 

And I want to add that all of this is  built on the foundation laid by Dan KA7GPP who is the one who figured out the loop and tuner, etc and I am pretty sure ordered the tuner and fiberglass poles for the loop right at the beginning before moving up to Arlington.  Dan’s contributions have been essential and have continued even at a distance, as he has been roped in to consult several times along the way.  Hopefully we have not yet exhausted his patience. 

 

So, special thanks to Dan.

 

 

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun

 

On May 1, 2017, at 3:07 PM, 'Rowland Brasch' rwb@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

 

I would like to thank all of you for the great work!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland 

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] 
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:13 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

 

  

With the contributions of time, expertise, and materials from Jim W7ABD,  Shawn K7ATA, Tom WA7TBP, and Paul KG7STV we’ve made tremendous progress at getting the radios in the Carnation City Hall space operational.

 

Details:

 

* The Comet GP-6 VHF/UHF antenna we had on the roof that was serving the dual band VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-V71A had failed over the winter.  Not long ago, Jim and I replaced it with a Comet GP-3 of unknown history.  Today we replaced that GP-3 with a Comet tri-band CX-333 which will cover 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm.  We’ve run an antenna analyzer and the SWR on all three bands is excellent.  That antenna is now connected to the TM-V71A and that radio is available for use.

 

* We had been unaware the GP-6 had failed (water ingress) until Jim happened to hook up an antenna analyzer and check it.  The period of time where the antenna was useless and thus the TM-V71A was not operational could have been anywhere between 4 months and mere minutes.  This underscores that we need club members to USE that radio on a regular basis so that we’re confident that it is always working correctly.  I’d love to see club members establish a rotation where every week a different member takes a turn checking in to the weekly UHF net from the Carnation space.  That would advance two goals: we would notice any equipment failure quickly, and it would get club members familiar and comfortable with operating from the Carnation space.  If you’re game to try the Kenwood TM-V71A radio let me know and I’d be delighted to meet you there and walk you through getting into the room and using the radio.

 

* The horizontal loop antenna and remote tuner for HF are now up and operational.  The Yaesu FT-857 is connected and today Jim and I watched with great delight as Shawn conducted an SSB QSO with Tom operating mobile in his vehicle.  There are still some issues to be sorted out with this gear so I’m going to ask folks to hold off on using the HF rig until we get all the details nailed down tight AND establish some training for proper operation.

 

* there are now logbooks in the Club room.  One is to log when you visit the space, one is to log use of and changes to the VHF/UHF radio, and one is to log use of and changes to the HF setup.  If you visit the space please make an entry in the log for the room giving the date, time, your name and callsign and any problems or issues you found.  If you use one of the radios, please make an entry in the appropriate logbook.  It takes only seconds to make an entry in the logbook, so please please please do it.  The logbook for the room is hanging on a coathook near the door, the logbooks for the radios are on the counter next to each radio.

 

* I want to thank Jim, Shawn, and Tom for all their assistance in all this.

 

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun


 

 

 


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 04 May 2017

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 04 May 2017
08:00 PM to 08:30 PM
(GMT) Monrovia / Reykjavik
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
From
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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

Robin WA7CPA
 

Thank you to all. Your dedication to maintaining club equipment is both impressive and widely appreciated.
Robin
WA7CPA


New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

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Re: KE7GFZ ท Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

And I want to add that all of this is  built on the foundation laid by Dan KA7GPP who is the one who figured out the loop and tuner, etc and I am pretty sure ordered the tuner and fiberglass poles for the loop right at the beginning before moving up to Arlington.  Dan’s contributions have been essential and have continued even at a distance, as he has been roped in to consult several times along the way.  Hopefully we have not yet exhausted his patience. 

So, special thanks to Dan.


-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun



On May 1, 2017, at 3:07 PM, 'Rowland Brasch' rwb@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:


I would like to thank all of you for the great work!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland 

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] 
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:13 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

 

  

With the contributions of time, expertise, and materials from Jim W7ABD,  Shawn K7ATA, Tom WA7TBP, and Paul KG7STV we’ve made tremendous progress at getting the radios in the Carnation City Hall space operational.

 

Details:

 

* The Comet GP-6 VHF/UHF antenna we had on the roof that was serving the dual band VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-V71A had failed over the winter.  Not long ago, Jim and I replaced it with a Comet GP-3 of unknown history.  Today we replaced that GP-3 with a Comet tri-band CX-333 which will cover 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm.  We’ve run an antenna analyzer and the SWR on all three bands is excellent.  That antenna is now connected to the TM-V71A and that radio is available for use.

 

* We had been unaware the GP-6 had failed (water ingress) until Jim happened to hook up an antenna analyzer and check it.  The period of time where the antenna was useless and thus the TM-V71A was not operational could have been anywhere between 4 months and mere minutes.  This underscores that we need club members to USE that radio on a regular basis so that we’re confident that it is always working correctly.  I’d love to see club members establish a rotation where every week a different member takes a turn checking in to the weekly UHF net from the Carnation space.  That would advance two goals: we would notice any equipment failure quickly, and it would get club members familiar and comfortable with operating from the Carnation space.  If you’re game to try the Kenwood TM-V71A radio let me know and I’d be delighted to meet you there and walk you through getting into the room and using the radio.

 

* The horizontal loop antenna and remote tuner for HF are now up and operational.  The Yaesu FT-857 is connected and today Jim and I watched with great delight as Shawn conducted an SSB QSO with Tom operating mobile in his vehicle.  There are still some issues to be sorted out with this gear so I’m going to ask folks to hold off on using the HF rig until we get all the details nailed down tight AND establish some training for proper operation.

 

* there are now logbooks in the Club room.  One is to log when you visit the space, one is to log use of and changes to the VHF/UHF radio, and one is to log use of and changes to the HF setup.  If you visit the space please make an entry in the log for the room giving the date, time, your name and callsign and any problems or issues you found.  If you use one of the radios, please make an entry in the appropriate logbook.  It takes only seconds to make an entry in the logbook, so please please please do it.  The logbook for the room is hanging on a coathook near the door, the logbooks for the radios are on the counter next to each radio.

 

* I want to thank Jim, Shawn, and Tom for all their assistance in all this.

 

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun

 




Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

slick
 

I would like to thank all of you for the great work!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:13 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Carnation space status update

 

 

With the contributions of time, expertise, and materials from Jim W7ABD,  Shawn K7ATA, Tom WA7TBP, and Paul KG7STV we’ve made tremendous progress at getting the radios in the Carnation City Hall space operational.

 

Details:

 

* The Comet GP-6 VHF/UHF antenna we had on the roof that was serving the dual band VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-V71A had failed over the winter.  Not long ago, Jim and I replaced it with a Comet GP-3 of unknown history.  Today we replaced that GP-3 with a Comet tri-band CX-333 which will cover 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm.  We’ve run an antenna analyzer and the SWR on all three bands is excellent.  That antenna is now connected to the TM-V71A and that radio is available for use.

 

* We had been unaware the GP-6 had failed (water ingress) until Jim happened to hook up an antenna analyzer and check it.  The period of time where the antenna was useless and thus the TM-V71A was not operational could have been anywhere between 4 months and mere minutes.  This underscores that we need club members to USE that radio on a regular basis so that we’re confident that it is always working correctly.  I’d love to see club members establish a rotation where every week a different member takes a turn checking in to the weekly UHF net from the Carnation space.  That would advance two goals: we would notice any equipment failure quickly, and it would get club members familiar and comfortable with operating from the Carnation space.  If you’re game to try the Kenwood TM-V71A radio let me know and I’d be delighted to meet you there and walk you through getting into the room and using the radio.

 

* The horizontal loop antenna and remote tuner for HF are now up and operational.  The Yaesu FT-857 is connected and today Jim and I watched with great delight as Shawn conducted an SSB QSO with Tom operating mobile in his vehicle.  There are still some issues to be sorted out with this gear so I’m going to ask folks to hold off on using the HF rig until we get all the details nailed down tight AND establish some training for proper operation.

 

* there are now logbooks in the Club room.  One is to log when you visit the space, one is to log use of and changes to the VHF/UHF radio, and one is to log use of and changes to the HF setup.  If you visit the space please make an entry in the log for the room giving the date, time, your name and callsign and any problems or issues you found.  If you use one of the radios, please make an entry in the appropriate logbook.  It takes only seconds to make an entry in the logbook, so please please please do it.  The logbook for the room is hanging on a coathook near the door, the logbooks for the radios are on the counter next to each radio.

 

* I want to thank Jim, Shawn, and Tom for all their assistance in all this.

 

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun

 


Carnation space status update

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

With the contributions of time, expertise, and materials from Jim W7ABD,  Shawn K7ATA, Tom WA7TBP, and Paul KG7STV we’ve made tremendous progress at getting the radios in the Carnation City Hall space operational.

Details:

* The Comet GP-6 VHF/UHF antenna we had on the roof that was serving the dual band VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-V71A had failed over the winter.  Not long ago, Jim and I replaced it with a Comet GP-3 of unknown history.  Today we replaced that GP-3 with a Comet tri-band CX-333 which will cover 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm.  We’ve run an antenna analyzer and the SWR on all three bands is excellent.  That antenna is now connected to the TM-V71A and that radio is available for use.

* We had been unaware the GP-6 had failed (water ingress) until Jim happened to hook up an antenna analyzer and check it.  The period of time where the antenna was useless and thus the TM-V71A was not operational could have been anywhere between 4 months and mere minutes.  This underscores that we need club members to USE that radio on a regular basis so that we’re confident that it is always working correctly.  I’d love to see club members establish a rotation where every week a different member takes a turn checking in to the weekly UHF net from the Carnation space.  That would advance two goals: we would notice any equipment failure quickly, and it would get club members familiar and comfortable with operating from the Carnation space.  If you’re game to try the Kenwood TM-V71A radio let me know and I’d be delighted to meet you there and walk you through getting into the room and using the radio.

* The horizontal loop antenna and remote tuner for HF are now up and operational.  The Yaesu FT-857 is connected and today Jim and I watched with great delight as Shawn conducted an SSB QSO with Tom operating mobile in his vehicle.  There are still some issues to be sorted out with this gear so I’m going to ask folks to hold off on using the HF rig until we get all the details nailed down tight AND establish some training for proper operation.

* there are now logbooks in the Club room.  One is to log when you visit the space, one is to log use of and changes to the VHF/UHF radio, and one is to log use of and changes to the HF setup.  If you visit the space please make an entry in the log for the room giving the date, time, your name and callsign and any problems or issues you found.  If you use one of the radios, please make an entry in the appropriate logbook.  It takes only seconds to make an entry in the logbook, so please please please do it.  The logbook for the room is hanging on a coathook near the door, the logbooks for the radios are on the counter next to each radio.

* I want to thank Jim, Shawn, and Tom for all their assistance in all this.

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun




Interesting antenna video

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Friends,

Here's an interesting presentation from 1981 that pretty much covers everything you ever wanted to know about antennas.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEigIMS6bo4&t=824s



--
--Shawn
--K7ATA

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