Date   

Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Ralph Lease
 

Howard:
I have found it sometimes does not work for me as well.  I think it's due to low signal level into the repeater. 

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 12:36 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I have my Yeasu programmed with "123" DTMF - when I key-up I hear it being sent but I don't get a "ready" from the repeater. I must be doing something wrong or its being transmitted too fast for the repeater.  I did get it to work several months ago the same way when Kirt and I were testing mic gains. Dont know what it wont work now... Scratching my head.
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I have my Yeasu programmed with "123" DTMF - when I key-up I hear it being sent but I don't get a "ready" from the repeater. I must be doing something wrong or its being transmitted too fast for the repeater.  I did get it to work several months ago the same way when Kirt and I were testing mic gains. Dont know what it wont work now... Scratching my head.
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Rowland
 

Announce on air that you are going to do a test.  Say your call sign then say testing, then while the mic is keyed push 123 then release PTT.  The repeater will say "ready".  You then push PTT and say whatever you want to test.  Release PTT and your recording should be played back quickly.  When that is done announce on repeater that WA1HEM is finished testing.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:50 AM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

1. Ensure you have your radio configured to send DTMF
2. tune radio to the SNOVARC repeater in question
3.  Hold down the PTT and dial 123 on the keypad
4.  Release PTT.  The repeater should respond with voice saying “ready”
5.  Hit PTT, talk into mike.
6.  Release PTT.  Repeater should play back a recording of what you transmitted in (5)


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

On Jun 19, 2020, at 11:50 AM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Newbie needs help... Can you explain the process? I have sent the DTMF code 123 on key-up. Do I unkey, wait, and then key-up and test?  
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Cougar Repeater Receive

Rowland
 

I just did a recording test on the repeater at 50 watts and what I heard had lots of white noise.  I am at 550' and should sound much better.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:01 AM W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:
Re-posting Ken's message on snovarc, as I don't have write permissions to KE7GFZ on groups.io...

The DVR Readback test is called by DTMF: 123

I checked cougar repeater receive via the DVR readback at 2, 30 & 50 watts from my base station at the home QTH - Was able to copy all three transmissions, although as expected the signal had more noise on it a 2 watts.

Was not able to copy cougar repeater (via DVR) from my HT at 5 watts, outdoors at my location.  But that has always been the case here.

My home QTH is 7 miles East of Downtown Duvall at an elevation of 550 feet.  My Base Antenna height is 30 feet.

Base Antenna is a Hustler G6-270 Dual Band 5/8 Wave, 8 foot vertical

Jim
W7ABD

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Good morning,
Recently I have noticed stations that are full quiet into the repeater become very scratchy or unreadable. The more I listen the more I feel this is not just condition of the transmit stations but the repeater receive. At least 6 or more have been having this issue from various parts of Puget Sound area, south, north and east. I will try some tests this afternoon from my QTH but if anyone else has a chance please use the voice playback on the controller to get an idea how you are hitting the repeater at various transmit power settings.

Ken W7ECK 

        


Cougar Repeater Receive

W7ABD
 

Re-posting Ken's message on snovarc, as I don't have write permissions to KE7GFZ on groups.io...

The DVR Readback test is called by DTMF: 123

I checked cougar repeater receive via the DVR readback at 2, 30 & 50 watts from my base station at the home QTH - Was able to copy all three transmissions, although as expected the signal had more noise on it a 2 watts.

Was not able to copy cougar repeater (via DVR) from my HT at 5 watts, outdoors at my location.  But that has always been the case here.

My home QTH is 7 miles East of Downtown Duvall at an elevation of 550 feet.  My Base Antenna height is 30 feet.

Base Antenna is a Hustler G6-270 Dual Band 5/8 Wave, 8 foot vertical

Jim
W7ABD


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...> wrote:
Good morning,
Recently I have noticed stations that are full quiet into the repeater become very scratchy or unreadable. The more I listen the more I feel this is not just condition of the transmit stations but the repeater receive. At least 6 or more have been having this issue from various parts of Puget Sound area, south, north and east. I will try some tests this afternoon from my QTH but if anyone else has a chance please use the voice playback on the controller to get an idea how you are hitting the repeater at various transmit power settings.

Ken W7ECK 

        


Possible Novelty Hill Closure

Rowland
 

Hello,

Please be aware that Novelty Hill may be closed at the end of June for slide repairs.  See the following from KC website:

Novelty Hill Road Closure End of June
Roadway and hillside repair work. The work requires a three (3) week FULL ROAD CLOSURE in both directions. The closure could start as soon as 9 a.m. on Monday, June 29. We will reopen no later than 5 p.m. on July 24. While the road is closed, crews will repair the roadway and hillside, which were severely damaged by a slide last February. Signs will direct motorists to detour routes. Expect delays. This work is weather dependent.

See the following site for more information...




Thanks,

Rowland


Fw: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.

Irvina Mizell
 




From: Ronald Poole <snwbird1111@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 9:04 AM
Subject: Fwd: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.
 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dave Wickert <dwickert@...>
Date: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 11:18 PM
Subject: Our remote VE session are starting . . . we could use some help.
To: Ronald Poole KF7YHQ <snwbird1111@...>


(Hi Ron. Can you please forward to club members? Thanks.)

 

 

Hello all!

Our remote VE team’s first step is behind us and it was a huge success. We have a team of over 20 VEs accredited with GLAARG and we are starting our second set of exam sessions. We could use some more VEs! The larger the team we train, the more candidates we can license . . . As you would expect, there is a huge demand right now for testing. We have not had in-person testing for many months. And this pandemic has certainly raised everyone’s awareness for emergency preparedness.

 

Would you like to help? Do you have extra time to help someone get licensed?

 

It is easy – the first step is to get accredited as a VE. You do not need to be an ARRL-VEC accredited VE to participate. We use the Greater LA Amateur Radio Group as our VEC with remote exam sessions. Their requirement is a statement that you are aware of the Part 97 regulations for VE testing and will comply. As a VE you can be licensed as either a General- or Extra-class. On the hardware side, all you need is a computer with a webcam that can run Zoom and a stable Internet connection. Everything is done remotely across the Internet.

 

Sound interesting? Just drop me an email and I will get you looped in!

 

Thanks.

 

73.

 

_-_-_ Dave AE7TD

dwickert@...

 

 


Re: ISS chirp programming

Devlin Crose
 

Rob, I've seen that too. I will try that.

Thanks.

-------- Original message --------
From: Bob Otis <rmot47@...>
Date: 6/14/20 5:49 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

I have an old file that has a negative offset of 1.31 rather than the 0.6 you have.  You might try that if you want to talk and are having problems.  I have never tried it, so I can’t say whether it will work or not.

 

73, Bob KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devlin Crose
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:41 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


Re: ISS chirp programming

Bob Otis
 

I have an old file that has a negative offset of 1.31 rather than the 0.6 you have.  You might try that if you want to talk and are having problems.  I have never tried it, so I can’t say whether it will work or not.

 

73, Bob KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Devlin Crose
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:41 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] ISS chirp programming

 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


ISS chirp programming

Devlin Crose
 

Hi Everyone:  

Looking for some help?

I'm trying to program my baofeng BFF8+ to QSO the ISS.

I'm attaching a screen shot to what I've input into the CHIRP interface.

I'm not too much of a pro - so any feedback would be great!

Thanks!

Devlin

KI7NWY


6m FM 52.50 simplex test

Robin Amundson
 

Anyone available to test 6m FM at 52.50 right now. Would love to know where I'm hitting and a signal report.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Re: Interference

Paul Zoba
 

Nicely done!


On Jun 12, 2020, at 11:09 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I think I’ve got this nailed down.

I was wrong about the signal width.  On the waterfall it looks to be about as wide as a normal signal.  But it is very clearly digital.

So.  Close examination gives me:
* sometimes signals are weak.  Sometimes the signal is surprisingly strong.  Hypothesis: I am seeing *different transmitters* on the same frequency.
* The signal looks like DSTAR on the waterfall.  It sounds like DSTAR when you listen on an analog FM receiver.

Aha.  These are the clues we need.

I go to repeaterbook.  I’m looking for a repeater with the INPUT frequency of 146.5, because I think I am hearing different transmitters transmitting TO the repeater.

Repeaterbook gives me this DSTAR listing: KF7CLD 147.5 -1MHz shift, located in Burien.

My conclusion is that we’re hearing DSTAR users working the KF7CLD 147.5 repeater in DSTAR mode.


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

On Jun 11, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I don’t know about anyone else but I am hearing this intermittently, still.

Today I hooked an SDR and took a look.  I had expected to see a pretty wide signal, spread from maybe 146.4 up to 146.6

Rather to my surprise what I saw as a very narrow, very clearly digital signal centered *exactly* on 146.500.  I would say roughly half the bandwidth of an normal analog amateur FM signal.

Some of the time I hear a very faint CW tail after the digital portion of the transmission.  That really, really suggests it’s a VNBD amateur transmission of some sort, because I just can’t imagine some random signal terminating with a CW callsign ID.

Sadly, the CW id is too faint for me to copy.


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

On Jun 2, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I’ve been monitoring.

I have two separate reports:

1.  At one point while I was mobile between Redmond and Fall City, I got what sounded like DMR or DSTAR, moderate signal strength.

2.  In Carnation, HEAVY interference on 146.5, but it sounded like very loud static, with no modulation.  The interference stretched from 146.450 or so all the way up past 146.550, strongest at 146.51 or so.  As I drove from Carnation to my place, the strength of that interference faded.  I get about two bars at my house.

If someone could take a look at a panadapter when they hear the interference, well, it would be mighty nice to know how wide the different signals I heard are.

If it’s DMR or DSTAR then the bandwidth occupied is going to be narrow.  What I heard entering Carnation was really, really wide - 100KHz at least.  Or at least I could pick it up on my Kenwood D710G across a range that wide.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 6:21 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

When I monitored the noise on 146.500 it hit me at S9 plus and was very loud.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:24 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
146.500 is in the VNDB repeater output allocation in the WWARA plan.  I was pretty sure there was a DMR repeater there so I looked and sure enough, there’s a DMR repeater listed in the coordinated plan, callsign AF7PR.  

If it’s doing CW ID, just knowing whether it’s IDing as AF7PR would give us a big clue.  I think the repeater is supposed to be way the heck up near Bellingham, which seems like a long shot to the Sno Valley.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello all:

I would like to point out that on 146.500 MHz, there is a strong digital signal. I believe it could be a digital paging signal. It is intermittent, but sometimes can last for several minutes. I have heard a Morse code ID once in awhile, but have not been in a position to copy the code. Please take a listen and see if you hear the signal. Rowland and I have both heard it. If you can get any information about this signal, let me know and I will do what I can to get some time of action started to rectify the situation.

Thank you in advance for taking a listen.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP







Re: Interference

W7ABD
 

Good RF Detective work there Paul!

Sounds like you nailed it down for sure...

Jim
W7ABD


On 6/12/20 11:09, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) wrote:
I think I’ve got this nailed down.

I was wrong about the signal width.  On the waterfall it looks to be about as wide as a normal signal.  But it is very clearly digital.

So.  Close examination gives me:
* sometimes signals are weak.  Sometimes the signal is surprisingly strong.  Hypothesis: I am seeing *different transmitters* on the same frequency.
* The signal looks like DSTAR on the waterfall.  It sounds like DSTAR when you listen on an analog FM receiver.

Aha.  These are the clues we need.

I go to repeaterbook.  I’m looking for a repeater with the INPUT frequency of 146.5, because I think I am hearing different transmitters transmitting TO the repeater.

Repeaterbook gives me this DSTAR listing: KF7CLD 147.5 -1MHz shift, located in Burien.

My conclusion is that we’re hearing DSTAR users working the KF7CLD 147.5 repeater in DSTAR mode.


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

On Jun 11, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I don’t know about anyone else but I am hearing this intermittently, still.

Today I hooked an SDR and took a look.  I had expected to see a pretty wide signal, spread from maybe 146.4 up to 146.6

Rather to my surprise what I saw as a very narrow, very clearly digital signal centered *exactly* on 146.500.  I would say roughly half the bandwidth of an normal analog amateur FM signal.

Some of the time I hear a very faint CW tail after the digital portion of the transmission.  That really, really suggests it’s a VNBD amateur transmission of some sort, because I just can’t imagine some random signal terminating with a CW callsign ID.

Sadly, the CW id is too faint for me to copy.


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

On Jun 2, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I’ve been monitoring.

I have two separate reports:

1.  At one point while I was mobile between Redmond and Fall City, I got what sounded like DMR or DSTAR, moderate signal strength.

2.  In Carnation, HEAVY interference on 146.5, but it sounded like very loud static, with no modulation.  The interference stretched from 146.450 or so all the way up past 146.550, strongest at 146.51 or so.  As I drove from Carnation to my place, the strength of that interference faded.  I get about two bars at my house.

If someone could take a look at a panadapter when they hear the interference, well, it would be mighty nice to know how wide the different signals I heard are.

If it’s DMR or DSTAR then the bandwidth occupied is going to be narrow.  What I heard entering Carnation was really, really wide - 100KHz at least.  Or at least I could pick it up on my Kenwood D710G across a range that wide.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 6:21 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

When I monitored the noise on 146.500 it hit me at S9 plus and was very loud.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:24 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
146.500 is in the VNDB repeater output allocation in the WWARA plan.  I was pretty sure there was a DMR repeater there so I looked and sure enough, there’s a DMR repeater listed in the coordinated plan, callsign AF7PR.  

If it’s doing CW ID, just knowing whether it’s IDing as AF7PR would give us a big clue.  I think the repeater is supposed to be way the heck up near Bellingham, which seems like a long shot to the Sno Valley.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello all:

I would like to point out that on 146.500 MHz, there is a strong digital signal. I believe it could be a digital paging signal. It is intermittent, but sometimes can last for several minutes. I have heard a Morse code ID once in awhile, but have not been in a position to copy the code. Please take a listen and see if you hear the signal. Rowland and I have both heard it. If you can get any information about this signal, let me know and I will do what I can to get some time of action started to rectify the situation.

Thank you in advance for taking a listen.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP








Re: Interference

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I think I’ve got this nailed down.

I was wrong about the signal width.  On the waterfall it looks to be about as wide as a normal signal.  But it is very clearly digital.

So.  Close examination gives me:
* sometimes signals are weak.  Sometimes the signal is surprisingly strong.  Hypothesis: I am seeing *different transmitters* on the same frequency.
* The signal looks like DSTAR on the waterfall.  It sounds like DSTAR when you listen on an analog FM receiver.

Aha.  These are the clues we need.

I go to repeaterbook.  I’m looking for a repeater with the INPUT frequency of 146.5, because I think I am hearing different transmitters transmitting TO the repeater.

Repeaterbook gives me this DSTAR listing: KF7CLD 147.5 -1MHz shift, located in Burien.

My conclusion is that we’re hearing DSTAR users working the KF7CLD 147.5 repeater in DSTAR mode.


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

On Jun 11, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I don’t know about anyone else but I am hearing this intermittently, still.

Today I hooked an SDR and took a look.  I had expected to see a pretty wide signal, spread from maybe 146.4 up to 146.6

Rather to my surprise what I saw as a very narrow, very clearly digital signal centered *exactly* on 146.500.  I would say roughly half the bandwidth of an normal analog amateur FM signal.

Some of the time I hear a very faint CW tail after the digital portion of the transmission.  That really, really suggests it’s a VNBD amateur transmission of some sort, because I just can’t imagine some random signal terminating with a CW callsign ID.

Sadly, the CW id is too faint for me to copy.


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

On Jun 2, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I’ve been monitoring.

I have two separate reports:

1.  At one point while I was mobile between Redmond and Fall City, I got what sounded like DMR or DSTAR, moderate signal strength.

2.  In Carnation, HEAVY interference on 146.5, but it sounded like very loud static, with no modulation.  The interference stretched from 146.450 or so all the way up past 146.550, strongest at 146.51 or so.  As I drove from Carnation to my place, the strength of that interference faded.  I get about two bars at my house.

If someone could take a look at a panadapter when they hear the interference, well, it would be mighty nice to know how wide the different signals I heard are.

If it’s DMR or DSTAR then the bandwidth occupied is going to be narrow.  What I heard entering Carnation was really, really wide - 100KHz at least.  Or at least I could pick it up on my Kenwood D710G across a range that wide.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 6:21 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

When I monitored the noise on 146.500 it hit me at S9 plus and was very loud.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:24 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
146.500 is in the VNDB repeater output allocation in the WWARA plan.  I was pretty sure there was a DMR repeater there so I looked and sure enough, there’s a DMR repeater listed in the coordinated plan, callsign AF7PR.  

If it’s doing CW ID, just knowing whether it’s IDing as AF7PR would give us a big clue.  I think the repeater is supposed to be way the heck up near Bellingham, which seems like a long shot to the Sno Valley.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello all:

I would like to point out that on 146.500 MHz, there is a strong digital signal. I believe it could be a digital paging signal. It is intermittent, but sometimes can last for several minutes. I have heard a Morse code ID once in awhile, but have not been in a position to copy the code. Please take a listen and see if you hear the signal. Rowland and I have both heard it. If you can get any information about this signal, let me know and I will do what I can to get some time of action started to rectify the situation.

Thank you in advance for taking a listen.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP







Re: Interference

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I don’t know about anyone else but I am hearing this intermittently, still.

Today I hooked an SDR and took a look.  I had expected to see a pretty wide signal, spread from maybe 146.4 up to 146.6

Rather to my surprise what I saw as a very narrow, very clearly digital signal centered *exactly* on 146.500.  I would say roughly half the bandwidth of an normal analog amateur FM signal.

Some of the time I hear a very faint CW tail after the digital portion of the transmission.  That really, really suggests it’s a VNBD amateur transmission of some sort, because I just can’t imagine some random signal terminating with a CW callsign ID.

Sadly, the CW id is too faint for me to copy.


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

On Jun 2, 2020, at 4:43 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

I’ve been monitoring.

I have two separate reports:

1.  At one point while I was mobile between Redmond and Fall City, I got what sounded like DMR or DSTAR, moderate signal strength.

2.  In Carnation, HEAVY interference on 146.5, but it sounded like very loud static, with no modulation.  The interference stretched from 146.450 or so all the way up past 146.550, strongest at 146.51 or so.  As I drove from Carnation to my place, the strength of that interference faded.  I get about two bars at my house.

If someone could take a look at a panadapter when they hear the interference, well, it would be mighty nice to know how wide the different signals I heard are.

If it’s DMR or DSTAR then the bandwidth occupied is going to be narrow.  What I heard entering Carnation was really, really wide - 100KHz at least.  Or at least I could pick it up on my Kenwood D710G across a range that wide.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 6:21 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

When I monitored the noise on 146.500 it hit me at S9 plus and was very loud.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:24 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
146.500 is in the VNDB repeater output allocation in the WWARA plan.  I was pretty sure there was a DMR repeater there so I looked and sure enough, there’s a DMR repeater listed in the coordinated plan, callsign AF7PR.  

If it’s doing CW ID, just knowing whether it’s IDing as AF7PR would give us a big clue.  I think the repeater is supposed to be way the heck up near Bellingham, which seems like a long shot to the Sno Valley.

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

On Jun 1, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

Hello all:

I would like to point out that on 146.500 MHz, there is a strong digital signal. I believe it could be a digital paging signal. It is intermittent, but sometimes can last for several minutes. I have heard a Morse code ID once in awhile, but have not been in a position to copy the code. Please take a listen and see if you hear the signal. Rowland and I have both heard it. If you can get any information about this signal, let me know and I will do what I can to get some time of action started to rectify the situation.

Thank you in advance for taking a listen.

73,

Tom, WA7TBP






Re: Great Site

Peter Marchel
 

Definitely,  and I have a zoom account so no time or number of people participating

 

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From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:17 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Great Site

 

Is there interest in me holding a Zoom meeting sometime(s) to show Baofeng owners how to field program? (Not during club meeting, just an extra, one-on-one okay). I must say, I have a renewed UHV/VHF interest with all this stay-at-home. Familiar voices are a comfort. I wish I had stuff to talk about, lol.

 

73,

Robin, WA7CPA

 

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 11:58 AM Peter Marchel <peterm@...> wrote:

Thank you – I still need to figure out how to program our radios.

 

Peter

 

Peter M Marchel

206.940.5992

KJ7GHW

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:49 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Great Site

 

Came across this site that has a lot of cheat sheets for programming radios.

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: Great Site

Robin Amundson
 

Is there interest in me holding a Zoom meeting sometime(s) to show Baofeng owners how to field program? (Not during club meeting, just an extra, one-on-one okay). I must say, I have a renewed UHV/VHF interest with all this stay-at-home. Familiar voices are a comfort. I wish I had stuff to talk about, lol.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 11:58 AM Peter Marchel <peterm@...> wrote:

Thank you – I still need to figure out how to program our radios.

 

Peter

 

Peter M Marchel

206.940.5992

KJ7GHW

 

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:49 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Great Site

 

Came across this site that has a lot of cheat sheets for programming radios.

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: Great Site

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Rowland! The Baofeng UV5R Short Cut in the link you sent is perfect for lamination! 

On Jun 9, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Peter Marchel <peterm@...> wrote:



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