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Re: Go Box

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks to Kirt, Paul and Bob for sharing your go-batteries and boxes tonight at the park. Lots of great stuff and cool ideas. What do you guys think of this 4u case? I like the idea of being able to throw it over my shoulder. Comments?

https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Cases-Portable-Rackable-GRB-4U/dp/B0002J6HM4/ref=pd_day0_hl_267_3/137-5733567-2366351?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0002J6HM4&pd_rd_r=964f7add-0dd1-4d82-8394-07ace2602039&pd_rd_w=nuvNS&pd_rd_wg=EIvb5&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=AVZ36XJ7CFT3WHP55G4X&psc=1&refRID=AVZ36XJ7CFT3WHP55G4X


Go Box

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I'd like to start building a Go-Box for EmComm.  Do others have examples/experience?  Maybe bring an example to the park to look at?


Re: DMR Class

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 
Edited

Lou - yep that's why I invested in Wires-X. I evaluated DMR when I was looking at digital but it looked like a spaghetti bowl and overly complex and had limitations (as you describe). Wires-X isn't perfect but it has been pretty much plug-and-play and the setup and its use is very intuitive. The voice clarity is spectacular and the ability to reach folks around the world is a ton of fun.  I started with a mobile unit and am now building a home  Wires-X "node". I'm still interested in learning about DMR to better my understanding of how it might work into my setup.

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

DMR is a nightmare compared to wires-x. It even makes d-star look simple. It's not really designed to be used the way hams are using it.

For example, to bring up a talk group (kinda like a reflector) you have to kerchunk the whole group and everyone's radios light up with rx. Worse, to leave a group you have to do the same but you need to wait for no rx. I've been on where people fast key in a QSO and I couldn't get out for 10 minutes, lol.

Everything is based on radio id so if you want to see a call sign or name you need to have them in your contacts which means downloading the master contact list into the radio. That list is 100k plus and climbing.

It's interesting and fun, but some of the ways hams push the envelope should be addressed for ease of use. It works well as a system for one organization, but for general use there are some sore spots.






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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:42 PM, < howard@...> wrote:

Would love to attend a digital class. I've been getting into Wires-X and would love to learn more about DMR and share what I've learned about Wires-X if anyone was interested.

Thanks for setting this up!

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Robin Amundson
 

I would enjoy the topic.

73, Robin, WA7CPA


Running Coax

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Can the group make any recommendations for a fair, trustworthy and knowledgeable local handyperson (or local company) that I can hire to run several lines of coax for me into my home office/new ham shack?


Re: DMR Class

Peter Marchel
 

As a newbie, I am interested.

 

Peter

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kirt / K7KDW
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:47 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] DMR Class

 

Rowland, I know we've already discussed but count me in for the class.

 


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of howard@... <howard@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:29 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [snovarc] DMR Class

 

I've been using Wires-X (Yaesu), and would love to sit in on a digital class. I would also be happy to share my experience with digital via a show and tell.

Thanks for setting this up!

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Kirt White / K7KDW
 

Rowland, I know we've already discussed but count me in for the class.


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of howard@... <howard@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:29 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [snovarc] DMR Class
 
I've been using Wires-X (Yaesu), and would love to sit in on a digital class. I would also be happy to share my experience with digital via a show and tell.

Thanks for setting this up!

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I've been using Wires-X (Yaesu), and would love to sit in on a digital class. I would also be happy to share my experience with digital via a show and tell.

Thanks for setting this up!

Howard
KJ7HHS


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Whoops that's the old site. Here is the new one.

http://pnwdigital.net/



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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:36 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

There is an active DMR group in the area, though, if we want to invite an expert. They even produce some hardware


http://www.trbo.org/pnw/index.html


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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:34 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

There is an active DMR group in the area, though, if we want to invite an expert. They even produce some hardware


http://www.trbo.org/pnw/index.html


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On Aug 7, 2019, 2:34 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io < louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I recently set up a hot-spot and got DMR working so I'm happy to help others do the same, but I don't have in-depth knowledge yet.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Aug 7, 2019, 1:53 PM, Rowland < k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: DMR Class

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Schedule allowing I would take the class for sure.

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

On Aug 7, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hi All,
 
I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..
 
  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 


DMR Class

Rowland
 

Hi All,

 

I have had several conversations with different club members on the possibility of having a DMR (digital mobile radio) class locally.  I would want to start at the basics and then work up the knowledge level. I have two questions on this subject…..

 

  1. Does anyone in the club presently have the level of DMR knowledge to teach this class?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is no, then should I look around the area for someone that would be willing to teach this class
  3. And the most important question is how many others would like to sit in this class?

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: Polarity Tester

Rowland
 

Lynn constantly amazes me on the ideas he comes up with on many ham projects.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:04 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Polarity Tester

 

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

 

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

 

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

 

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



On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

 

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland 

 

<Polarity tester.pdf>

 


Re: Polarity Tester

Benjamin Thompson
 

After considering shipping and taxes, the cost per assembly goes up to $3.64.

-Ben KG7BTU


Re: Polarity Tester

Benjamin Thompson
 

I priced out some parts on Digi-Key: for ordering parts to make 10 of these, the per assembly cost is $2.63 without the boot. Glue could probably be used to hold the assembly if a boot is not readily available.

The cart: www.digikey.com/short/p57vd9


Re: Polarity Tester

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Yeah I picked up a lot of good ideas from the talk. I'll probably end up going Powerpole crazy soon especially on all my lead acid stuff. Great talk!


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On Aug 7, 2019, 9:03 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) < w7pfb@...> wrote:

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

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

On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
<Polarity tester.pdf>


Re: Polarity Tester

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Powerwerx makes a little tester - functionally the same as the one Lynn showed us, but much smaller as it just has a single dual color LED and the LED is mounted right through a weather hood on the back of the powerpole connectors:

after browsing dual color LEDs at Mouser and powerpole bits at powerwerx I reckon we could make the same thing out of about 3 bucks worth of parts.

I was pretty impressed with the idea of a set of test leads for a multimeter with powerpoles installed.  That’s just a no brainer, I can’t believe I never thought of that.

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

On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:39 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Here is the info on the power pole polarity tester the Lynn was showing us last week at the meeting.  Would be a fun “club meeting Elmer event” to build some of these.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
<Polarity tester.pdf>


NW DX Convention Saturday in Everett: info

Robin Amundson
 

Passing this along:

Here’s the word for those of you who didn’t register for the PNW DX Convention this weekend, but will be showing up at the door:

 

The banquets are sold out.  There’s no way for us to sell you a Saturday dinner or a Sunday breakfast since the hotel is purchasing the food based on the numbers they wanted from us on August 1st.  Lunches will still be available for purchase.

 

Day Passes for Saturday are still available at the door.  $50 gets you the 8 presentations during the day, a single Door Prize ticket (with > 25% chance to win something) and a single Grand Prize ticket toward one of the 8 Grand Prizes.  You can buy as many more Grand Prize tickets as you wish for $1 each or 11 or $10. 

 

73 and see ya in Everett!

 

John W7CD & Rich W6RS


From Robin:
http://pacificnwdxconvention.com/
Check out the prizes!! Best-ever lineup of speakers: Dr. Joe Taylor, Dr. Tamitha Skov, Ward Silver, etc. Elecraft and SteppIR there. Look at the vendor page, too. That's a lot of value for $50. Hope to see you there...
73,
WA7CPA