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Jim Myers wife

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I spoke with Jim's wife, Jo-Anne this evening. She is holding up well with the help of family, friends and co-workers. Of course, she is very busy with the legal affairs of probate. She will reach out to SNOVARC if she needs any help. She appreciates all the warm thoughts and the calls that several of us have made.
 
She was very pleased that Robin was able to put together the in person gathering. She is still touched by how important Jim was to all of us.
 
Just wanted to let you know that I have been keeping in touch with her.
 
Everyone, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
 
Tom


Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 9:02 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Thanks all. I will pick up a galvanized fence post from Home Depot and (attempt) to cut it with a reciprocating saw.... 

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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks all. I will pick up a galvanized fence post from Home Depot and (attempt) to cut it with a reciprocating saw.... 

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Universal Radio Closing

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Fred and Barbara are retiring.

https://www.universal-radio.com/RetireNotice.html



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Kenwood TS200 for sale

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

Jon Bromburg, W1JDB, is selling a barely used Kenwood TS2000. There are numerous accessories included with the radio. If you are interested in getting more information about condition, price and accessories, please contact Jon directly:
 
    Cell: 425-269-6907
    E-mail: jonbro@...
 
I have had a TS2000 for a long time and have really enjoyed owning and operating it. They still sell this radio new, so you check out the price for a new one, then see what Jon is willing to accept for the one he has.
 
Happy Thanksgiving.
 
73, Tom


Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

All you high tech guys.  Yes, the recip saw would be much easier. 

Ralph KC7QXD 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7:49 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
A hacksaw will do.  You can borrow mine if I can find it.  Or you could use my battery powered reciprocating saw, which I would be happy to loan you.

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 7:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

A hacksaw will do.  You can borrow mine if I can find it.  Or you could use my battery powered reciprocating saw, which I would be happy to loan you.

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 7:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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WA1HEM
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

I can loan you a hacksaw. Manual but it cuts.

Ralph KC7QXD 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7:39 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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WA1HEM
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

If you only need something 1.5”-ish, then chain link fence top rail.  It’s usually galvanized.

If you actually need 1.5”, then metal conduit will do nicely.  Not galvanized, so you probably want to prime it and paint it.

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

On Nov 21, 2020, at 6:07 PM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Zoba
 

Aluminum? Copper?  I think you could get copper from Ace or Lowe’s. 

PVC? Lowe’s 


On Nov 21, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Yup, that all looks like what my GPS is spitting out (minus the GPTXT sentences and, of course, I've got lock so there is real data in there). Thank you for confirming Shawn.


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Shawn / K7ATA
 

here's what a working GPS looks like on a serial line as it goes into acquisition mode:


--------------------------------

$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50
$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW  UBX-G60xx  00040007 FF7FFFFFp*53
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSUPERV=AC SD PDoS SR*20
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSTATUS=OK*3B
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$
----------------------------------



--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 11/20/2020 6:29 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE wrote:
I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.







Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

I've tried a few different things including doing a reset to factory and following _just_ the GPS section of the advanced instructions. That basically just means turning on external GPS and setting to 9600 bps. I've flipped most of the knobs I can find related to the data 1 jack and GPS. Never saw a blip that would indicate it read a GPS sentence sadly.


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Ryan,
Nice Hack... love it. What are your settings in your Rig?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan - KJ7GIE
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2020 6:29 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Icom OPC-1529R pinout

I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.










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WA1HEM
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Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.


SSC Award Continued

Rowland
 

Just found this in the tube the certificate came in.  Thought you all would like to see it.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Congratulations Everyone!

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

This is fantastic and well deserved. Congratulations to the club and its members. I’m really proud to be a part of such a great group of folk! 


On Nov 20, 2020, at 5:34 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


The club has received the "Special Service Club Award" from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  The following is directly from the ARRL website...

"A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities."

I applied for this award about two months ago at the recommendation of Lynn Burlingame, the ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator for Western Washington.

We provide classes, work with our local cities and fire departments, have great Elmer sessions, provide additional help and training with the Rookie Roundtable, do monthly on air drills, work with the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps with their drills and so on.

We are still moving forward with many of these tasks even through this pandemic.

Lynn thought this club deserved a pat on the back for all of our efforts.

You should all be proud!

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