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So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:
 
For the Zoom meeting on Dec 3, we will conduct a short business meeting, then the rest of the evening will be social time. We can visit and talk about anything we want.
 
Tom
 

In a message dated 11/27/2020 12:44:31 Pacific Standard Time, ljfriedfolk@... writes:
 

Robin, I recall that we discussed this, but without the minutes I didn’t recall if there was anything else mentioned.  Somehow I thought there was also discussion about some kind of dinner, but that may have been another meeting I had. 

 

Howard, did you have anything else in your notes for the minutes?

 

From: Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Lindy Friedlander <ljfriedfolk@...>
Subject: Re: So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

 

There was a suggestion of ham radio Jeopardy and social time. I haven't had time to design a ham radio Jeopardy game.  Has anyone else given it attention?

 

Another idea i heard was breakout rooms for smaller group socializing. 

 

In short December 3 is coming up too fast!

 

Robin 

 

From: Lindy Friedlander <ljfriedfolk@...>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM
To: 'Tom Needham' <TOMWA7TBP@...>; Kirt White (kirtwhite@...) <kirtwhite@...>; Howard Mahran (WA1HEM@...) <WA1HEM@...>; Rowland Brasch (rowland.brasch@...) <rowland.brasch@...>; Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Subject: So what is the plan for the SnoVARC December 3rd?

 

Although there will be no December 3rd meeting, will there be anything since we can’t have the usual holiday dinner at a restaurant?  I just want to know what I should be putting on the website.

 

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

 

Lindy

 

P.S.  Howard, we still need to post the minutes of the November meeting.  😊


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Dale Smith
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all ... ... A food coma night.

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------ Original message------
From: Chuck
Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2020 5:48 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [SnoVARC] Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Chuck
KE7JWP 



On Nov 26, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

73
Lou


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On Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease < ralph.lease@...> wrote:

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Chuck
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Chuck
KE7JWP 



On Nov 26, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

73
Lou


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On Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease < ralph.lease@...> wrote:

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

73
Lou


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On Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease < ralph.lease@...> wrote:

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Gerard Repko
 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well Ralph

73
KG7REV 
Gerard


On Nov 26, 2020, at 11:18 AM, Kirt White / K7KDW <kirtwhite@...> wrote:


Thanks Ralph. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

 Thank you Ralph- hope you have a nice,safe, food-filled, Thanksgiving too. 

On Nov 26, 2020, at 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:


To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 

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WA1HEM
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Thanks Ralph. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

 Thank you Ralph- hope you have a nice,safe, food-filled, Thanksgiving too. 

On Nov 26, 2020, at 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:


To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 

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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thank you Ralph- hope you have a nice,safe, food-filled, Thanksgiving too. 

On Nov 26, 2020, at 10:45 AM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:


To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 

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WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Ralph Lease
 

To all the Snovarckians out there, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.

Ralph 
KC7QXD 


Re: My repeater

Mark McClain
 

Hey buddy,

Are you looking to put this repeater at a site?  I have a 220 Mhz StationMaster antenna that I am taking out to Thom's this weekend when we move out there with our coach.  I have thought about listing it for sale because I will never use it, and its in great shape.

Mark



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom WA7TBP via groups.io" <tomwa7tbp@...>
Date: 11/25/20 11:40 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: snovarc@groups.io
Cc: laragila@..., hickey@..., we7x@..., w4mhi@..., rmot47@...
Subject: [SnoVARC] My repeater

Hello everyone. Happy Turkey Day in advance.

My 220 repeater is back on the air. To refresh your memories: Repeater is 223.960, minus 1.6 MHz, tone is 123.0 Hz. It is currently operating out of my garage here on Tolt Hill Road. If you have 220 base station capability, I would like you to try it out. If you only have a handheld, you need to be up very high to reach it.
 
Have a great week-end.
 
73, Tom, WA7TBP


My repeater

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone. Happy Turkey Day in advance.

My 220 repeater is back on the air. To refresh your memories: Repeater is 223.960, minus 1.6 MHz, tone is 123.0 Hz. It is currently operating out of my garage here on Tolt Hill Road. If you have 220 base station capability, I would like you to try it out. If you only have a handheld, you need to be up very high to reach it.
 
Have a great week-end.
 
73, Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Rookie Roundtable 11/26

Paul Zoba
 

Happy Thanksgiving, Kirt!


On Nov 24, 2020, at 11:27 AM, Kirt White / K7KDW <kirtwhite@...> wrote:

Hello All,

I just wanted to send out a reminder that this Thursday we will not be having a Rookie Roundtable net at 7pm for the holiday.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Kirt (K7KDW)


Rookie Roundtable 11/26

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Hello All,

I just wanted to send out a reminder that this Thursday we will not be having a Rookie Roundtable net at 7pm for the holiday.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Kirt (K7KDW)


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

For a moment I was thinking you were saying the GPS is not really NMEA compliant, which would surprise me greatly.

But what is happening is that the tty driver is set to squish CFLF into a newline, and then the opposite is not being done on the output side.

So you could also fix this by disentangling the tty driver’s treatment of CR and LF on input and output.

If you had asked me in 1977 I would have said that by now humanity would have this cr, lf, business fully sorted by 2020. But no. Apparently this is going to haunt us forever.

-p W7PFB

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

On Nov 23, 2020, at 10:06 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <@KJ7GIE> wrote:

Solved!
I exhausted all cable troubleshooting and I was really getting down on myself. But, I had also convinced myself that, yes indeed, the cable must be good. If it wasn't the cable it must be the GPS sentences. The silly radio must simply be throwing away what I was sending it. Why would it do that? Did it not not like the sentences... did it not like... hmmm... wait... is this thing _that_ finicky that any misalignment across a row would cause it to throw away the sentence? Yes, it's that finicky.

The PC looks for GPS sentences which start at "$GP" but that isn't good enough for the spec; or the radio. The NMEA spec is that the sentence must start at the beginning of the line and end with a CR/LF (carriage return / linefeed). And, after just literally staring at the output for almost an hour, I started to realize that this GPS / serial set-up wasn't entirely accurate with starting at the beginning of the line which meant the CR/LF was probably also not landing at the end of the line. PC happy. Radio no.

I'm now taking the GPS sentences off the serial, reformatting them, and pushing them out to the radio. Radio go happy now! Funny thing is that this is assisted by my old unix friend unix2dos:
cat /dev/serial0 | unix2dos -f > /dev/serial0

Now to clean-up the shack of all my little experiments and button this thin up.







Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Solved!
I exhausted all cable troubleshooting and I was really getting down on myself. But, I had also convinced myself that, yes indeed, the cable must be good. If it wasn't the cable it must be the GPS sentences. The silly radio must simply be throwing away what I was sending it. Why would it do that? Did it not not like the sentences... did it not like... hmmm... wait... is this thing _that_ finicky that any misalignment across a row would cause it to throw away the sentence? Yes, it's that finicky.

The PC looks for GPS sentences which start at "$GP" but that isn't good enough for the spec; or the radio. The NMEA spec is that the sentence must start at the beginning of the line and end with a CR/LF (carriage return / linefeed). And, after just literally staring at the output for almost an hour, I started to realize that this GPS / serial set-up wasn't entirely accurate with starting at the beginning of the line which meant the CR/LF was probably also not landing at the end of the line. PC happy. Radio no.

I'm now taking the GPS sentences off the serial, reformatting them, and pushing them out to the radio. Radio go happy now! Funny thing is that this is assisted by my old unix friend unix2dos:
cat /dev/serial0 | unix2dos -f > /dev/serial0

Now to clean-up the shack of all my little experiments and button this thin up.


Re: Jim Myers wife

Robin Amundson
 

Tom,
Thank you for the update on Jo Anne.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


ON4UN (sk)

Robin Amundson
 

I got up early Saturday morning to watch the live memorial for ON4UN. Here is the link, up another day or 2, of the very moving international online memorial for low-band DXer and author ON4UN. It contains personal stories of those who knew him and a lot of interesting ham history. I was crying by the end. He was a very giving and well-rounded human/ham, as comes through by the words of his daughter and ham friends. He exemplified the very best of amateur radio, world friendship. If I had to rank the importance of ham radio I would say world friendship ranks higher than emergency communications for the significance of our hobby in the world today.

https://cmore.be/afscheid-john-devoldere/

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


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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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 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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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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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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