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Re: 6 meter tune up

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I just got my Hf fired up. Missed the 6m tune up the other night. Is there any one willing to try a test qso with me this weekend?
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Zoba
 

Hey, it was new to me too! But then lots of things in this field are new to me... lol.

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:27 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
It was my first-ever 6m FM experience and the sound quality was fantastic. I am a new 6m FM enthusiast. 

Robin, WA7CPA

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP


Re: 6 meter tune up

Robin Amundson
 

It was my first-ever 6m FM experience and the sound quality was fantastic. I am a new 6m FM enthusiast. 

Robin, WA7CPA


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP


Re: 6 meter tune up

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Thanks, Tom.  I have to say, going into the exercise I figured my antenna, which is horizontally polarized and frankly pretty awful for 6m, would mean that I would have very poor performance on 6m, both SSB and FM.  To my great surprise, I found my station performed surprisingly well.  Good news!

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

On May 23, 2020, at 9:29 AM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP


6 meter tune up

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

I am sorry I haven't got the summary of the 6 meter tune up out yet. I am in my RV until next Wednesday, and I failed to bring my logbook from home. I will get the summary out as soon as I can after we get back.
 
Sorry about that. A thumbnail sketch of the exercise was that most stations were able to hear one another. If I remember right, I was not able to hear 3 stations of all those that checked in. I feel that 6 meters offers SNOVARC some great value for public service, rag chews and EMCOMM. When I was a two way radio tech, I worked in the Snoqualmie Valley. Weyerhauser was our biggest customer. I was amazed at the coverage with the 49 MHz simplex base station they had throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Maybe we should have another 6 meter tune up in the future.
 
Again, sorry I forgot my logbook. I will do my best to get the summary out as soon as I get home. Thanks to all of you that participated in the test.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Emergency comms exercise report

Dale Smith
 

That would be very interesting!

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Mike Jacob
Date: Fri, May 22, 2020 1:38 PM
Cc:
Subject:[SnoVARC] Emergency comms exercise report

Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR


Re: Emergency comms exercise report

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Not yet. Soon

Excuse my typos - sent via my thumbs or by voice from a mobile device

On May 22, 2020, at 1:41 PM, Mike Jacob <golferguy02@...> wrote:


Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Emergency comms exercise report

Mike Jacob
 

Not sure if I missed it.
Did we ever get the summary of the exercise and the mapping so we can see how our simplex ranges worked out?

-Mike
W7GR


SnoVARC Weekly net report 22 May 2020

Ralph Lease
 

KC7QXD Ralph (net control) opened the net at 20:06 hours.

The following hams checked in:

W7ECK Ken Duvall
WA7KK Ken North Bend
WA1HEM Howard Duvall
W7ABD Jim in Duvall with information for the net
AA7JA Jackson Duvall
WA7CPA Robin Woodinville
AA7Z Dick Lk Marcell
K7RWB Rowland Lk Joy
KC5WFH Bill Kingston
WA7TBP Tom Carnation with information for the net
W7PFB Paul in Carnation
W7PEZ Paul Woodinville
WA4JAB Jackson Duvall
WA7MAC MacLean Duvall
KJ7ALM Keith Renton Highlands
KJ7MOZ Steve Federal Way

W7ABD Jim reported the following hams checked in via Winlink:

AA7Z Dick via VHF
W7ABD Jim via HF
K7RWB Rowland via (unreported mode)
W7ECK Ken via HF

WA7TBP Tom announced the Third Thursday exercise to test 6 meters with SSB and FM would begin following the SnoVARC Net. Frequencies were announced.

The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:24

Thank you to everyone who participated in the net.


Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Thank you 


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 17:57 Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
New ham net starts at 19:00 hrs, club net at 20:00 hrs.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Club check in starts at 1900?

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Thursday night mini drill

Rowland
 

New ham net starts at 19:00 hrs, club net at 20:00 hrs.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Club check in starts at 1900?

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Club check in starts at 1900?


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 16:14 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Thursday night mini drill

Ralph Lease
 

Start of the 6m tune up to directly follow the club check in net approx 8:15 or so. 


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:40 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: Thursday night mini drill

Jackson Beard
 

Forgive my ignorance,  but what time?


On Wed, May 20, 2020, 07:44 Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Thursday night mini drill

Tom WA7TBP
 

Good morning all:

Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, we will have a mini exercise after regular net. We will be doing a 6 meter tune up on SSB and FM. I will monitor the Cougar repeater while we do the 6 meter tune up. Be flexible, as I will move the frequency up or down depending on use or interference. We will start the exercise on 50.150 MHz upper side band. I will do a long call on frequency and then standby for stations to check in. Hopefully, many of you will be able to hear one another. Once we have completed the single side band contacts, we will switch to 52.54 MHz FM simplex. We will use no shift or tones on this frequency. I will do a long call on this channel, then standby for check ins. Again, I hope you will be able to hear one another. As a reminder, monitor the Cougar repeater during the exercise if you are able.

Looking forward to hearing you on 6 meters.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP


Re: 12m is open

Robin Amundson
 

Martin, I have gotten 16 new slots filled on 12, 10, and 6 this weekend. It's been great fun.
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: 12m is open

Martin Tuip
 

The bands have been great this weekend. 6m and 10 also



On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 2:56 PM -0700, "Robin Amundson" <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Columbia to Iceland and states. FT8.


12m is open

Robin Amundson
 

Columbia to Iceland and states. FT8.


10m open all over US

Robin Amundson
 

Message in subject. GOTA!
73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: SnoVARC Weekly net report 14 May 2020

Jackson Beard
 

I'm doing a lot more hf. 


On Fri, May 15, 2020, 08:15 Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Jackson,
I LOVED your old call. But your new call suggests you might be going CW, Are you?

73,
Regards,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:42 PM Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Looking forward to the 6m exercise. 

I've got a new call: AA7JA

Traded in the WA7SEA call.

Jackson 

On Thu, May 14, 2020, 20:38 Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
KC7QXD Ralph (net control) opened the net at 20:00 hours.

The following hams checked in:

WA7CPA Robin Woodinville
W7ABD Jim in Duvall with information for the net
K7KDW Kirt in Monroe
WA1HEM Howard in Duvall with information for the net
WA7TBP Tom
W7PFB Paul in Carnation
KD7AAG Mark Tacoma
W7PEZ Paul Woodinville

W7ABD Jim reported the following hams checked in via Winlink:

AA7Z Dick via VHF
W7ABD Jim via HF

WA1HEM Howard reported on the Emcomm Simplex test of 13 May 2020. 15 participated in the exercise with 195 signal reports.

WA7TBP Tom informed us of the Third Thursday exercise to test 6 meters with SSB and FM. Frequencies to be announced.

The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:18

Thank you to everyone who participated in the net.

73,
Ralph
KC7QXD