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Re: Real life Em Comm

Dale Smith
 

I killed a number of police districts and was surp2 to discover they do not monitor the VHF/UHF bands.

Thank God for vigelant Jams.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

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From: Robin Amundson
Date: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 3:17 PM
Cc:
Subject:[SnoVARC] Real life Em Comm

Just got my DMR digital/analog radio on the air. Set it to scan the analog stations, lol. Immediately picked up a backpacking injured ham giving his information to another ham who had been on the QSO from the beginning. I do not know the location because I hadn't started in time, but the other ham has it and is going to continue monitoring. Injured ham will attempt to get down mountain on his own but asked for Search and Rescue to be called by a certain time and date if he doesn't get out. This weekend is a good time to keep scanning 146.52. A lot of hams are on mountains. This guy had no cell service but beautiful analog RF. Injured ham will attempt to call on 146.52 at standard intervals if there is service while he moves.

So...there is no substitute for analog RF. Fortunately the Hytera repeater has analog and digital. It will be much more reliable. With digital we can get all our techs on the air talking around the world quicker and cheaper than HF. We can create our own programmed rules for use to keep our analog frequency clear and available at all times to preserve and protect our analog service.

Happy Independence Day my ham friends!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Real life Em Comm

Robin Amundson
 

Clallam County 911 was been advised of the situation. Ham is slowly progressing down the mountain and things are looking good.

Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Real life Em Comm

Peter Marchel
 

Thank you for sharing Robin.

 

Peter & Ann

 

Peter M Marchel

206.940.5992

KJ7GHW

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:17 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Real life Em Comm

 

Just got my DMR digital/analog radio on the air. Set it to scan the analog stations, lol. Immediately picked up a backpacking injured ham giving his information to another ham who had been on the QSO from the beginning. I do not know the location because I hadn't started in time, but the other ham has it and is going to continue monitoring. Injured ham will attempt to get down mountain on his own but asked for Search and Rescue to be called by a certain time and date if he doesn't get out. This weekend is a good time to keep scanning 146.52. A lot of hams are on mountains. This guy had no cell service but beautiful analog RF. Injured ham will attempt to call on 146.52 at standard intervals if there is service while he moves.

So...there is no substitute for analog RF. Fortunately the Hytera repeater has analog and digital. It will be much more reliable. With digital we can get all our techs on the air talking around the world quicker and cheaper than HF. We can create our own programmed rules for use to keep our analog frequency clear and available at all times to preserve and protect our analog service.

Happy Independence Day my ham friends!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Real life Em Comm

Robin Amundson
 

Just got my DMR digital/analog radio on the air. Set it to scan the analog stations, lol. Immediately picked up a backpacking injured ham giving his information to another ham who had been on the QSO from the beginning. I do not know the location because I hadn't started in time, but the other ham has it and is going to continue monitoring. Injured ham will attempt to get down mountain on his own but asked for Search and Rescue to be called by a certain time and date if he doesn't get out. This weekend is a good time to keep scanning 146.52. A lot of hams are on mountains. This guy had no cell service but beautiful analog RF. Injured ham will attempt to call on 146.52 at standard intervals if there is service while he moves.

So...there is no substitute for analog RF. Fortunately the Hytera repeater has analog and digital. It will be much more reliable. With digital we can get all our techs on the air talking around the world quicker and cheaper than HF. We can create our own programmed rules for use to keep our analog frequency clear and available at all times to preserve and protect our analog service.

Happy Independence Day my ham friends!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Best software to find bearing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks, Dale. That's a great site.
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Dale Smith
 

I find this site interesting. 

 

https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/distance-and-azimuths

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

 

Reclaim your life and delete FaceBook!

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 3:15 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Best software to find bearing

 

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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WA1HEM
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Perfect. Thanks all. Paul you were very close - 206*
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Rowland
 

Cougar Mt Antennas with Goggle Earth
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Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 5:17 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Thanks Paul and Kirt-

What Are the coordinates of the cougar mountain repeater? I was thinking it was nearly due south of Duvall but I’m not sure

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I grit my teeth and use Google Earth Pro.

I make it a bearing of 204 degrees and a distance of about 14.8 miles.  That’s to a point just a bit east of Duvall, I’m not real clear on exactly where Howard’s house is.

But that bearing ought to be plenty good enough for aiming a Yagi.

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

 47-32-39.0N 
122-06-30.0W 

RX @ ~300' and TX @ ~100’ AGL

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Kirt-

What Are the coordinates of the cougar mountain repeater? I was thinking it was nearly due south of Duvall but I’m not sure

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I grit my teeth and use Google Earth Pro.

I make it a bearing of 204 degrees and a distance of about 14.8 miles.  That’s to a point just a bit east of Duvall, I’m not real clear on exactly where Howard’s house is.

But that bearing ought to be plenty good enough for aiming a Yagi.

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Paul and Kirt-

What Are the coordinates of the cougar mountain repeater? I was thinking it was nearly due south of Duvall but I’m not sure

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I grit my teeth and use Google Earth Pro.

I make it a bearing of 204 degrees and a distance of about 14.8 miles.  That’s to a point just a bit east of Duvall, I’m not real clear on exactly where Howard’s house is.

But that bearing ought to be plenty good enough for aiming a Yagi.

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I grit my teeth and use Google Earth Pro.

I make it a bearing of 204 degrees and a distance of about 14.8 miles.  That’s to a point just a bit east of Duvall, I’m not real clear on exactly where Howard’s house is.

But that bearing ought to be plenty good enough for aiming a Yagi.

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

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Best software to find bearing

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

The web version doesn’t have it but if you download the Google earth app it includes a ruler tool that will give you a bearing. I thought I once did this with Gaia GPS but I couldn’t find it there last time I looked. 

Kirt

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Best software to find bearing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I'm setting up a small 440mhz 7 element yagi and would like to find the compass bearings to several "targets". I don't see a bearing on google maps. What do folks recommend?

Thanks and have a happy safe 4th!

73,

Howard
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session - Thu, 07/02/2020 #cal-notice

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Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
Thursday, 2 July 2020
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom Meeting

Description:

Business meeting starts at 18:15 (6:15p)
Elmer Session begins at 19:00 (7:00p)
 
Topic: Snovarc July Monthly Business meeting and Elmer Session:ZOOM
Time: Jul 2, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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Re: Updated Event: Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session #cal-invite

Robin Amundson
 

REMINDER: This evening's presentation will be photography rich from the Antarctica adventure of VP8PJ. 
Great entertainment and very unique. ELMER: VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition on Signy Island -- Hear the first-hand account of the DXpedition to South Orkney in the Antarctic on the Braveheart six days at sea each way from our local DXpeditioner, Rob Fanfant, N7QT. The team left the old world just ahead of the coronavirus outbreak, but experiencing civil unrest in Puntas Arenas Chile before their ship departed, a foreshadow of what was to come in the US. The VP8PJ team successfully experienced extreme weather and near super-human physical challenges setting up camp while making hams all over the world happy with record-breaking QSO’s from Signy Island. They returned to a completely different world, barely getting home on nearly empty airplanes ahead of the travel restrictions. This is a ham radio adventure tale you will not want to miss.

 


Updated Event: Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session #cal-invite

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Snovarc Business Meeting and Elmer Session

When:
Thursday, 2 July 2020
6:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Repeats: Monthly on the first Thursday, through Saturday, 31 October 2020

Where:
Zoom Meeting

Description:

Business meeting starts at 18:15 (6:15p)
Elmer Session begins at 19:00 (7:00p)
 
Topic: Snovarc July Monthly Business meeting and Elmer Session:ZOOM
Time: Jul 2, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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+12532158782,,95119740887#,,,,0#,,546508# US (Tacoma)
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Dial by your location
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moderated ZOOM details for Monthly Business Meeting and Elmer Session - July 2 2020 #cal-invite #announcement

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 
Edited

Business meeting starts at 18:15 (6:15p)
Elmer Session begins at 19:00 (7:00p)
 
Topic: Snovarc July Monthly Business meeting and Elmer Session:ZOOM
Time: Jul 2, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95119740887?pwd=WXVKTENkVDh0YmxtMnI4YnNsUFBNdz09
 
Meeting ID: 951 1974 0887
Password: 546508
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,95119740887#,,,,0#,,546508# US (Tacoma)
+16699006833,,95119740887#,,,,0#,,546508# US (San Jose)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 951 1974 0887
Password: 546508
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeg9buwaTB
 
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Re: Elmer ideas

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’d be happy to cover psk31.  If we’re doing it via Zoom it would be pretty easy to do live demo from my home station.

It might be nice to throw in some other digital modes as well, if only so that when people hear/see them they know what they are.  Olivia and it’s stepchild Contestia are common enough that you’ll encounter them.  MFSK is another you’re likely to encounter.  I still see Feld-Hell on occasion and Throb and Thor are not extinct.

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

On Jun 30, 2020, at 6:58 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Even though PSK31 is pretty much a dying mode using unsupported FLDGI software, I want to get into it. So, I would love it if Paul, W7PFB, would present a how to get it set up and operating etiquette.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


A new thing for packet radio

Shawn / K7ATA
 

For everyone that has worked with packet, or is interested:

https://maqifrnswa.github.io/PCSI/


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--Shawn
--K7ATA


Re: Elmer ideas

Robin Amundson
 

Even though PSK31 is pretty much a dying mode using unsupported FLDGI software, I want to get into it. So, I would love it if Paul, W7PFB, would present a how to get it set up and operating etiquette.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA