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Re: Radio recommendations

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Adding to what others said, I recommend the 7300 as a great starter base radio. However I wouldn't really consider it a portable. Rack mounted in a go box or tailgating yes. If you want to carry it off the beaten path to the beach or take traveling to a hotel with you while on vacation there are better choices.


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On Dec 8, 2019, 12:53 PM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Re: Radio recommendations

Robin Amundson
 

Also there are lots of good YouTube videos showing various radios. Good ones on 7300 and KX3 z

Re: Radio recommendations

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

A really good way to get a feel for various radios is to do a shack visit with a ham who uses that radio.

Another good way is to join a mailing list on groups.io for that radio.

The Elecraft KX3 has a fairly active list on groups.io.

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

On Dec 8, 2019, at 12:53 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Re: Radio recommendations

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

On Dec 8, 2019, at 12:53 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year. I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands. I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please. :)
what modes are you expecting to use? digital modes like FT8, psk31, Olivia? CW? SSB voice? Do you want FM on 10m?

What sort of antenna arrangements are you planning on using? The key issue here is whether you care about a built-in antenna tuner or not.

And when you speak of use in the field, is that picnic table in the park sort of field, or Summits on the Air field?

I see others have recommended the Elecraft KX3. I own one, and although I bought it to use in the field it’s so darn nice I use it as my main radio at home. I love mine.

I have also played briefly with an Icom 7300 and that’s a very fine radio as well, and surprisingly compact.

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

Re: Radio recommendations

Robin Amundson
 

I was using my KX3 for both home and field for awhile. At 10-15 watts out one must have patience and low expectations. As the number of modes and complexity of what I wanted to do grew, I added a 7300 and other equipment to home station. KX3 is strictly field now and there is no way I would even think of disconnecting my home station for the field now. I added the KPA100 for some power to the KX3. With Signalink I’ve got rtty and FT8 in the field, along with CW and SSB.  But, I’m not packing to peaks. If I was, it would be strictly my KX3, Bioenno battery, and lightweight wire antenna or AX1.

If you are not packing to peaks and want to do car and picnic table deployment, consider the 7300 for both portable and home station. You get 100 watts out without the PA. I have a great station for packing anywhere i can park the car and run coax off the Tarheel mounted on the roof.

GL and have fun!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

On Dec 8, 2019, at 12:53 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Re: Radio recommendations

Dan Pflugrath
 

Depends on how portable.  If you have the budget go for the KX3.  Small, light weight, internal battery, 15 watts, tuner etc..  You will find them in backpacks all over the mountain tops.  Need more power at home buy the amplifier to go with it.

 

Probably not the best choice if you plan to mount it in a car with a mobile whip antenna but would still work.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:16 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Radio recommendations

 

By field do you mean battery power?


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On Dec 8, 2019, 12:53 PM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

 

All,

 

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

 

Recommendations please.  :) 

73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU



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Re: Radio recommendations

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Er a battery you can carry, not a lead acid 😊

Also, do you want 100 watts out from the field or would you do low power from the field and use an amp at home?


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On Dec 8, 2019, 1:15 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

By field do you mean battery power?


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On Dec 8, 2019, 12:53 PM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Re: Radio recommendations

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

By field do you mean battery power?


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-------- Original Message --------
On Dec 8, 2019, 12:53 PM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Radio recommendations

Dale Smith
 

All,

I am trying to sort out what type of rig to buy next year.  I expect to use 10/20/40/80M bands.  I am looking for a solid rig without a lot of fancy bells and whistles I can use at home or in the field.

Recommendations please.  :) 
73,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Re: FW: Forgot to mention....

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Thanks Rowland!


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On Dec 7, 2019, 8:52 AM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Interesting repeater info.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

https://www.wwara.org/WWARA-rptrlist.pdf   They update it daily and it is FREE!!!!  I download it to PDF every month and make a printed copy for my SUV and the shack.

 

https://www.wwara.org/databaseAccess.php  .  Scroll down to the 7/11/16 update.  The whole works is now available in CHIRP format.  If you download the CSV version of the database it provides a zipped folder with the database and the CHIRP files.

 

 

FW: Forgot to mention....

Rowland
 

Interesting repeater info.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

https://www.wwara.org/WWARA-rptrlist.pdf   They update it daily and it is FREE!!!!  I download it to PDF every month and make a printed copy for my SUV and the shack.

 

https://www.wwara.org/databaseAccess.php  .  Scroll down to the 7/11/16 update.  The whole works is now available in CHIRP format.  If you download the CSV version of the database it provides a zipped folder with the database and the CHIRP files.

 

 

Re: 2020 Net Control Schedule

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I can volunteer too, at least as a backup


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On Dec 6, 2019, 2:12 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM < wa1hem@...> wrote:

This is really helpful. Thanks!

Also, I’d be up for 1st, 2nd or 3rd net control assignments in any of the open positions.

Howard

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On Dec 6, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Rick Burns <kb7cin@...> wrote:

<SnoVARC Net Control Assignments 2020 released 2019-DEC-05 V1.pdf>


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Re: 2020 Net Control Schedule

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

This is really helpful. Thanks!

Also, I’d be up for 1st, 2nd or 3rd net control assignments in any of the open positions.

Howard

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On Dec 6, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Rick Burns <kb7cin@...> wrote:

<SnoVARC Net Control Assignments 2020 released 2019-DEC-05 V1.pdf>


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Re: 2020 Net Control Schedule

W7ABD
 

Like the new format Rick!  Much easier to print from OpenOffice.

Jim
W7ABD

On 12/6/19 14:01, Rick Burns wrote:

Attached is the schedule for Net Control Assignments for the new year.

 

Rick

Kb7cin


2020 Net Control Schedule

Rick Burns
 

Attached is the schedule for Net Control Assignments for the new year.

 

Rick

Kb7cin

Re: Ixtapa photo album created

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thank you Robin for putting it together and getting us all there. Carolyn and I had a wonderful time! 


On Dec 5, 2019, at 10:36 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

It was fun seeing everyone this evening at Ixtapa. Thanks for coming! 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

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Re: Ixtapa photo album created

Rowland
 

Thank you so much for putting it together!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland and Kathy

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 10:37 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Ixtapa photo album created

 

It was fun seeing everyone this evening at Ixtapa. Thanks for coming! 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

ANyone looking for a new job?

Dale Smith
 

I know some of our members are looking for a position in routing/switching/network services. Mark Moller at Kelly Services sent me the following and I wanted to pass it on.

Mark has a client, Legrand / Wattstopper, actively looking for a strong field services technician in the Seattle area. The position primarily will be working and troubleshooting at client sites in Seattle with some minimal travel in the Northwest to other clients, but for the most part, mostly remain in the Seattle area. They are looking for a strong field service candidate with strong troubleshooting for routers, HUBS, LAN lines, networking, etc. Ideally, they would also like someone with some programming and electronics background. Any control systems background would be a plus but is not required. The candidate will need to be used to being customer-facing and have experience with that since you will be visiting client sites.

Mark Moller
Cell: 605-890-1221
Business Development and Recruitment at Kelly Services (Engineering)
mark.moller@...

Regards,

Dale Smith
Phone: +01-425-686-9304
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

KJ7GHU

Ixtapa photo album created

Robin Amundson
 

It was fun seeing everyone this evening at Ixtapa. Thanks for coming! 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA 

Re: Vests

Jackson Beard
 

Consider avoiding ics colors to avoid confusion. 

Yellow is probably your safest bet. 

Green, white,  red, or blue should be avoided.

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019, 13:13 Bob Otis <rmot47@...> wrote:

Just to confirm, the link below is one of the vests that Issaquah has available.  It is a heavier material than the mesh, one-size-fits-all vests, which we distribute as part of the CERT course.  The SR-4017A also has two, large pockets on the inside for gloves, and other items.  It also has a shoulder strip to attach your speaker-mic.  Personally, I like the mesh vest for warmer weather (40o+) and the SR-4017A for colder situations (I have both the SR-4017A and the mesh vest) .  Bottom line, I think the extra $5 for the SR-4017A is a good buy.

 

FYI, Issaquah does have a set of vests for ICS, and those would likely be  the SR-402XINSERT vests that PrepareSmart also sells.  The ICS vests are light weight, and more for identification rather than CERT activities.

 

Hope this helps,

Bob

KI7RMO

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:37 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Vests

 

I believe this is the one I bought from him. I’ll bring it tonight for you to look at.


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On Dec 5, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

 

Looked at their site and this is the closest comparison I saw.  Would prefer buying from Keith as he has supported our groups and is local.  Take a look and give me your thoughts.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 10:14 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Vests

 

Keith, CEO of Prepare , gave me a 20% discount code when I was buying items while in CERT class. I’ll look for it. Also if we have several folks that would like to buy from  PrepareSmart we can place a single  group order that Id be glad to pickup to save on shopping costs 

 

Howard 

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




On Dec 4, 2019, at 4:46 PM, Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:



Take a look at Prepare Smart in Redmond. I believe that is where I got my vest like the one you described.

 

Tom

 

In a message dated 12/4/2019 14:08:32 Pacific Standard Time, k7rwb@... writes: 

 

Some of us were talking a while ago about safety vests that had clear plastic card holders on the front and back so that different identification cards could be used for different events (CERT, HAM, other).  I went to the North Bend Ham club meeting Monday and these are the vests they are using.  Their laminated their different ID cards so water would not cause the letters to run.

 

Not sure if they would offer a club discount but I will ask them.

 

https://shop.safetydepot.com/orange-incident-command-vest-p90.aspx

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


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