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Re: Tarheel

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

 

These are the brand I use. They are durable and have worked well for me. I use them on my the Tarheel base, plus on the various antennas I use with it..

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UTQUAK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

From: Rowland
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:21 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Tarheel

 

Please tell me about it.

 

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 7:19 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

That’s Awesome Rowland!

 

Have you considered getting a quick release for the Tarheel so you can remove easity it to keep it safe, etc?

 

Nice work!

 

Howard

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:30 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tarheel

 

Look what I installed today.  My Tarheel II. Going to route the wires up to the radio  tomorrow that is under my front seat. I have the optional cooling fan so it will not get too warm under there.  Hopefully there is enough room.  Also using the Turbo Tuner auto that was designed just for the IC-7000 (my radio).

 

All this equipment has been in storage since I sold my last work van 4 years ago.  Looking forward to getting everything operational tomorrow.

 

I remember the van had some white noise when running (not alternator) and I was advised by George to install ground straps on the liftgate, hood, and exhaust system. Hopefully that noise won't be in this vehicle ('16 Ford Explorer) but we will see.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Thanks,
Rowland

 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Tarheel

Rowland
 

Please tell me about it.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 7:19 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

That’s Awesome Rowland!

 

Have you considered getting a quick release for the Tarheel so you can remove easity it to keep it safe, etc?

 

Nice work!

 

Howard

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:30 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tarheel

 

Look what I installed today.  My Tarheel II. Going to route the wires up to the radio  tomorrow that is under my front seat. I have the optional cooling fan so it will not get too warm under there.  Hopefully there is enough room.  Also using the Turbo Tuner auto that was designed just for the IC-7000 (my radio).

 

All this equipment has been in storage since I sold my last work van 4 years ago.  Looking forward to getting everything operational tomorrow.

 

I remember the van had some white noise when running (not alternator) and I was advised by George to install ground straps on the liftgate, hood, and exhaust system. Hopefully that noise won't be in this vehicle ('16 Ford Explorer) but we will see.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************







--
Thanks,
Rowland


Re: Tarheel

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

That’s Awesome Rowland!

 

Have you considered getting a quick release for the Tarheel so you can remove easity it to keep it safe, etc?

 

Nice work!

 

Howard

 

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:30 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] Tarheel

 

Look what I installed today.  My Tarheel II. Going to route the wires up to the radio  tomorrow that is under my front seat. I have the optional cooling fan so it will not get too warm under there.  Hopefully there is enough room.  Also using the Turbo Tuner auto that was designed just for the IC-7000 (my radio).

 

All this equipment has been in storage since I sold my last work van 4 years ago.  Looking forward to getting everything operational tomorrow.

 

I remember the van had some white noise when running (not alternator) and I was advised by George to install ground straps on the liftgate, hood, and exhaust system. Hopefully that noise won't be in this vehicle ('16 Ford Explorer) but we will see.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Tarheel

Rowland
 

Look what I installed today.  My Tarheel II. Going to route the wires up to the radio  tomorrow that is under my front seat. I have the optional cooling fan so it will not get too warm under there.  Hopefully there is enough room.  Also using the Turbo Tuner auto that was designed just for the IC-7000 (my radio).

All this equipment has been in storage since I sold my last work van 4 years ago.  Looking forward to getting everything operational tomorrow.

I remember the van had some white noise when running (not alternator) and I was advised by George to install ground straps on the liftgate, hood, and exhaust system. Hopefully that noise won't be in this vehicle ('16 Ford Explorer) but we will see.

image.jpeg

Thanks,

Rowland


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yes.

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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Paul Zoba <pezoba@...> wrote:

Paul, are you referring to the internal sound card in the 9700?


On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Yeah, there’s something going wrong with the wide mode.  I suspect that it gets huge error rates in wide mode, which cuts the thruput way back.

Doing some research it seems the bandwidth of the internal soundcard is limited to 2.5khz, not enough for wide mode.  So I expect that’s what is going on.

Even worse, apparently the 6 pin mini-din connector does not give you the access points in the audio chain that you need to do wide mode either.  So you can’t even use an external sound card to do it.  (although I think some experimenting is in order to verify that).


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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Just attempted 2 tests using 2 separate larger file types:

1) Image attached to an email
2) Large Text Email 

The first email with the image file attached was rejected in both Narrow and Wide mode. Maybe it was too big to send or the RMS station has a maximum file size that I exceeded
The second email test was with a multipage text-based email.

Results are even more dramatic versus the first tests that you and I ran. Narrow was over FIVE times as  fast as Wide:

NARROW:
*** Completed send of message KUZD9IEXAAX3
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8357,  Time: 00:19,  bytes/minute: 26286
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:26:03
*** Session: 0.6 min;  Avg Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min

 

WIDE MODE:
*** Completed send of message PIIWPT10E4ES
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8343,  Time: 01:30,  bytes/minute: 5503
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:31:45
*** Session: 1.7 min;  Avg Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min



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*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************



Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Interesting. So even with the DRA-50 as an external card connected to the IC9700 wont work….oh well.. I’ve heard rumors that with an external card the Yeasu FT991a should be able to handle WIDE mode…

 

The Narrow mode is pretty fast for most applications.

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:45 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

 

Yeah, there’s something going wrong with the wide mode.  I suspect that it gets huge error rates in wide mode, which cuts the thruput way back.

 

Doing some research it seems the bandwidth of the internal soundcard is limited to 2.5khz, not enough for wide mode.  So I expect that’s what is going on.

 

Even worse, apparently the 6 pin mini-din connector does not give you the access points in the audio chain that you need to do wide mode either.  So you can’t even use an external sound card to do it.  (although I think some experimenting is in order to verify that).

 

 

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



On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

 

Just attempted 2 tests using 2 separate larger file types:

1) Image attached to an email
2) Large Text Email 

The first email with the image file attached was rejected in both Narrow and Wide mode. Maybe it was too big to send or the RMS station has a maximum file size that I exceeded
The second email test was with a multipage text-based email.

Results are even more dramatic versus the first tests that you and I ran. Narrow was over FIVE times as  fast as Wide:

NARROW:

*** Completed send of message KUZD9IEXAAX3

*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8357,  Time: 00:19,  bytes/minute: 26286

   FQ

*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:26:03

*** Session: 0.6 min;  Avg Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min

 

WIDE MODE:

*** Completed send of message PIIWPT10E4ES

*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8343,  Time: 01:30,  bytes/minute: 5503

   FQ

*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:31:45

*** Session: 1.7 min;  Avg Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min




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*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************

 


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Paul Zoba
 

Paul, are you referring to the internal sound card in the 9700?


On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Yeah, there’s something going wrong with the wide mode.  I suspect that it gets huge error rates in wide mode, which cuts the thruput way back.

Doing some research it seems the bandwidth of the internal soundcard is limited to 2.5khz, not enough for wide mode.  So I expect that’s what is going on.

Even worse, apparently the 6 pin mini-din connector does not give you the access points in the audio chain that you need to do wide mode either.  So you can’t even use an external sound card to do it.  (although I think some experimenting is in order to verify that).


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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Just attempted 2 tests using 2 separate larger file types:

1) Image attached to an email
2) Large Text Email 

The first email with the image file attached was rejected in both Narrow and Wide mode. Maybe it was too big to send or the RMS station has a maximum file size that I exceeded
The second email test was with a multipage text-based email.

Results are even more dramatic versus the first tests that you and I ran. Narrow was over FIVE times as  fast as Wide:

NARROW:
*** Completed send of message KUZD9IEXAAX3
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8357,  Time: 00:19,  bytes/minute: 26286
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:26:03
*** Session: 0.6 min;  Avg Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min

 

WIDE MODE:
*** Completed send of message PIIWPT10E4ES
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8343,  Time: 01:30,  bytes/minute: 5503
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:31:45
*** Session: 1.7 min;  Avg Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min



--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yeah, there’s something going wrong with the wide mode.  I suspect that it gets huge error rates in wide mode, which cuts the thruput way back.

Doing some research it seems the bandwidth of the internal soundcard is limited to 2.5khz, not enough for wide mode.  So I expect that’s what is going on.

Even worse, apparently the 6 pin mini-din connector does not give you the access points in the audio chain that you need to do wide mode either.  So you can’t even use an external sound card to do it.  (although I think some experimenting is in order to verify that).


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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Just attempted 2 tests using 2 separate larger file types:

1) Image attached to an email
2) Large Text Email 

The first email with the image file attached was rejected in both Narrow and Wide mode. Maybe it was too big to send or the RMS station has a maximum file size that I exceeded
The second email test was with a multipage text-based email.

Results are even more dramatic versus the first tests that you and I ran. Narrow was over FIVE times as  fast as Wide:

NARROW:
*** Completed send of message KUZD9IEXAAX3
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8357,  Time: 00:19,  bytes/minute: 26286
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:26:03
*** Session: 0.6 min;  Avg Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min

 

WIDE MODE:
*** Completed send of message PIIWPT10E4ES
*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8343,  Time: 01:30,  bytes/minute: 5503
   FQ
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:31:45
*** Session: 1.7 min;  Avg Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min



--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Just attempted 2 tests using 2 separate larger file types:

1) Image attached to an email
2) Large Text Email 

The first email with the image file attached was rejected in both Narrow and Wide mode. Maybe it was too big to send or the RMS station has a maximum file size that I exceeded
The second email test was with a multipage text-based email.

Results are even more dramatic versus the first tests that you and I ran. Narrow was over FIVE times as  fast as Wide:

NARROW:

*** Completed send of message KUZD9IEXAAX3

*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8357,  Time: 00:19,  bytes/minute: 26286

   FQ

*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:26:03

*** Session: 0.6 min;  Avg Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 14998 Bytes/min

 

WIDE MODE:

*** Completed send of message PIIWPT10E4ES

*** Sent 1 message.  Bytes: 8343,  Time: 01:30,  bytes/minute: 5503

   FQ

*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: W7PFB-10 @ 2020/09/13 22:31:45

*** Session: 1.7 min;  Avg Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 4814 Bytes/min




--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

This is the same speed differential that I got. Your overhead idea is interesting. I'll try experimenting with a much larger file and post the speed results here.

P.S. ...Yes - my first test email was the Gettysburg Address 😊

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:35 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Correction: wide mode 7 seconds narrow mode 15 seconds. Sheesh. Must. Get. More. Coffee.

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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Ok, so this is very interesting. I got the email which I think you sent as a test. Gettysburg Address?

I just did a little experiment, sending from one laptop thru a DRA-36 and a Kenwood TM-D710G, sending an email that contains a 10k byte word english word list. (winlink compresses email, I wanted some representative text and this was a handy way to get it about 10kilobytes of text.

Sending with VARA set to wide mode, it transferred the email in 7 seconds. In VARA wide mode, it transferred an identical email in 15 seconds. Call it a factor of two difference in speed.

The problem here is that the overhead is large relative to the time needed to transfer the email. Improving the transport speed does not do much to cut overall time unless the overhead is small relative to the data transfer time.

Anyway it would be interesting if you could repeat the experiment with a longer text and see what you get.

There’s a lot to learn about VARA and how the wide/narrow thing works.

And probably also about the 9700 built in sound card.

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

On Sep 12, 2020, at 5:33 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ok I just tested both FM Narrow and Wide using just my IC9700 (no external sound card)

The NARROW setting was twice as fast and the WIDE. See attached images. So my guess is that Im not really sending wide even though VARA FM is set to WIDE... maybe some type of stepping down when connected causing a slower transmission. Im not sure... regardless... even in NARROW mode, the speed was awesomely fast (Compared to Vara on HF)




-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:57 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; 'Lynn Burlingame' <n7cfo@...>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Cool. Sounds like you were busy. I will give this a try later.

Question - is there a way to disable the Narrow VARA FM to "temporarily" test FM WIDE only?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:23 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; Lynn Burlingame <n7cfo@...>
Subject: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

If you’re not using my Winlink RMS stations W7PFB-10, you can ignore this email.

If you’re using W7PFB-10 to connect to Winlink, but are not interested in the details, all you need to know is that I’ve made a bunch of changes, so if you run into trouble or have other feedback, please let me know.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty, read on:

The station used to be:
Kenwood TM-D710G dualband radio
Windows Laptop running the RMS software configured to use the TNC built in to the Kenwood radio to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using a Masters Communications DRA-50 sound card connected to the data port on the Kenwood to do VARA FM WIDE.

The station is now:
Alinco DR-135T 2m radio
The same Windows laptop using the RMS software Masters Communications DRA-50 soundcard connected to the data port of the DR-135T Soundmodem software using the DRA-50 to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using the DRA-50 to do VARA FM WIDE

Please send any questions or comments you might have!

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







--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************





--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************



<Vara FM Narrow.PNG><Vara FM Wide.PNG>








--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Correction: wide mode 7 seconds narrow mode 15 seconds. Sheesh. Must. Get. More. Coffee.

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

On Sep 13, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Ok, so this is very interesting. I got the email which I think you sent as a test. Gettysburg Address?

I just did a little experiment, sending from one laptop thru a DRA-36 and a Kenwood TM-D710G, sending an email that contains a 10k byte word english word list. (winlink compresses email, I wanted some representative text and this was a handy way to get it about 10kilobytes of text.

Sending with VARA set to wide mode, it transferred the email in 7 seconds. In VARA wide mode, it transferred an identical email in 15 seconds. Call it a factor of two difference in speed.

The problem here is that the overhead is large relative to the time needed to transfer the email. Improving the transport speed does not do much to cut overall time unless the overhead is small relative to the data transfer time.

Anyway it would be interesting if you could repeat the experiment with a longer text and see what you get.

There’s a lot to learn about VARA and how the wide/narrow thing works.

And probably also about the 9700 built in sound card.

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

On Sep 12, 2020, at 5:33 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ok I just tested both FM Narrow and Wide using just my IC9700 (no external sound card)

The NARROW setting was twice as fast and the WIDE. See attached images. So my guess is that Im not really sending wide even though VARA FM is set to WIDE... maybe some type of stepping down when connected causing a slower transmission. Im not sure... regardless... even in NARROW mode, the speed was awesomely fast (Compared to Vara on HF)




-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:57 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; 'Lynn Burlingame' <n7cfo@...>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Cool. Sounds like you were busy. I will give this a try later.

Question - is there a way to disable the Narrow VARA FM to "temporarily" test FM WIDE only?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:23 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; Lynn Burlingame <n7cfo@...>
Subject: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

If you’re not using my Winlink RMS stations W7PFB-10, you can ignore this email.

If you’re using W7PFB-10 to connect to Winlink, but are not interested in the details, all you need to know is that I’ve made a bunch of changes, so if you run into trouble or have other feedback, please let me know.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty, read on:

The station used to be:
Kenwood TM-D710G dualband radio
Windows Laptop running the RMS software configured to use the TNC built in to the Kenwood radio to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using a Masters Communications DRA-50 sound card connected to the data port on the Kenwood to do VARA FM WIDE.

The station is now:
Alinco DR-135T 2m radio
The same Windows laptop using the RMS software Masters Communications DRA-50 soundcard connected to the data port of the DR-135T Soundmodem software using the DRA-50 to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using the DRA-50 to do VARA FM WIDE

Please send any questions or comments you might have!

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







--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************





--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************



<Vara FM Narrow.PNG><Vara FM Wide.PNG>



Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Ok, so this is very interesting. I got the email which I think you sent as a test. Gettysburg Address?

I just did a little experiment, sending from one laptop thru a DRA-36 and a Kenwood TM-D710G, sending an email that contains a 10k byte word english word list. (winlink compresses email, I wanted some representative text and this was a handy way to get it about 10kilobytes of text.

Sending with VARA set to wide mode, it transferred the email in 7 seconds. In VARA wide mode, it transferred an identical email in 15 seconds. Call it a factor of two difference in speed.

The problem here is that the overhead is large relative to the time needed to transfer the email. Improving the transport speed does not do much to cut overall time unless the overhead is small relative to the data transfer time.

Anyway it would be interesting if you could repeat the experiment with a longer text and see what you get.

There’s a lot to learn about VARA and how the wide/narrow thing works.

And probably also about the 9700 built in sound card.

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

On Sep 12, 2020, at 5:33 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Ok I just tested both FM Narrow and Wide using just my IC9700 (no external sound card)

The NARROW setting was twice as fast and the WIDE. See attached images. So my guess is that Im not really sending wide even though VARA FM is set to WIDE... maybe some type of stepping down when connected causing a slower transmission. Im not sure... regardless... even in NARROW mode, the speed was awesomely fast (Compared to Vara on HF)




-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:57 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; 'Lynn Burlingame' <n7cfo@...>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Cool. Sounds like you were busy. I will give this a try later.

Question - is there a way to disable the Narrow VARA FM to "temporarily" test FM WIDE only?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:23 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; Lynn Burlingame <n7cfo@...>
Subject: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

If you’re not using my Winlink RMS stations W7PFB-10, you can ignore this email.

If you’re using W7PFB-10 to connect to Winlink, but are not interested in the details, all you need to know is that I’ve made a bunch of changes, so if you run into trouble or have other feedback, please let me know.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty, read on:

The station used to be:
Kenwood TM-D710G dualband radio
Windows Laptop running the RMS software configured to use the TNC built in to the Kenwood radio to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using a Masters Communications DRA-50 sound card connected to the data port on the Kenwood to do VARA FM WIDE.

The station is now:
Alinco DR-135T 2m radio
The same Windows laptop using the RMS software Masters Communications DRA-50 soundcard connected to the data port of the DR-135T Soundmodem software using the DRA-50 to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using the DRA-50 to do VARA FM WIDE

Please send any questions or comments you might have!

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







--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************



<Vara FM Narrow.PNG><Vara FM Wide.PNG>


Re: gmail Backup

Rowland
 

Like to chat with you on MailStore. My cell is 425 941 eight one four seven.  Please call when convenient.


Thanks,

Rowland



On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:57 AM Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I use this for gmail:  https://www.mailstore.com/en/products/mailstore-home/

It's free for home use and it works fine for me.  It's made by a company that makes an enterprise product.  Can search the backup, etc.

That said, I use gmail less and protonmail more these days because of privacy / security reasons.  I won't go into details as to why so as not to distract from your question, but if you want to know I'll be happy to discuss that as well.

-Lou


Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

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On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:43 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

For all of you that use gmail do you use a backup app to make sure you do not lose data?  If you do please let me know what and why.


Thanks,

Rowland





Tarheel people

Robin Amundson
 

I just made SSB contact with E7DX in Bosnia-Hertzogovenia from my Port Townsend QTH using the Tarheel on my car and 100 watts. Look him up QRZ and see the amazing ears that contest station has. I can hear SSB all over EU on my little Tarheel today with the WAE contest going on. First one that could here me. Dumbo sized ears!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


Jim Myers W7ABD

Rowland
 

I am finally coming to terms with the loss of Jim.  He was an amazing person always willing to help as he did with me on several occasions.  I remember having a conversation with him about instructing at the license classes.  He was not very comfortable with the idea but after a long chat and reassuring him his amazing knowledge needed to be shared with new hams he decided to partake and he was very successful.

Over the years I have often said that I wish there was a way to download an individual's knowledge onto a "machine" that would then make it available to the world. Though that invention has not come to pass yet I believe Jim is one of the people whose thoughts and ideas we would have wanted to save and share.

There is no other way to say it......Jim we will all miss you in so many ways!


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: gmail Backup

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I use this for gmail:  https://www.mailstore.com/en/products/mailstore-home/

It's free for home use and it works fine for me.  It's made by a company that makes an enterprise product.  Can search the backup, etc.

That said, I use gmail less and protonmail more these days because of privacy / security reasons.  I won't go into details as to why so as not to distract from your question, but if you want to know I'll be happy to discuss that as well.

-Lou


Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:43 AM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:

For all of you that use gmail do you use a backup app to make sure you do not lose data?  If you do please let me know what and why.


Thanks,

Rowland





Re: Sad news

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Very sad to hear this.  Had a lot of nice chats with Jim on the club repeater while we were commuting.  Will definitely keep everyone in my prayers.

-Lou


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On Friday, September 11, 2020 1:49 PM, Tom WA7TBP via groups.io <tomwa7tbp@...> wrote:

SNOVARC members:
It is with deep sadness that I must inform all of you that Jim Meyers, W7ABD, became a silent key Wednesday or Thursday of this week. As many of you know, Jim's health hadn't been the best for the past several years. We have all benefited from Jim's willingness to Elmer operators old and new, keeping our repeaters up and running, teaching classes and being a great source of information for so many things. 
 
At this point in time, I do not have information about a memorial service. As soon as I get any information, I will be sure to pass on the details. Please keep Jim's family and other friends in your thoughts and prayers. If the family reaches outs for help, I will be sure to pass along that information as well. 
 
Please remember Jim's willingness to Elmer others by offering to be an Elmer yourself. I am sure Jim would appreciate that. 
 
73, Jim, we will miss hearing W7ABD on the air.
 
If you have any questions, please e-mail me or call my cell, 206-714-8646.
 
Take care,
 
Tom, WA7TBP
 
 


Re: Sad news

Tom WA7TBP
 

Ryan:
 
Well stated. This is who Jim was. Thank you.
 
Tom
 

In a message dated 9/12/2020 15:38:30 Pacific Standard Time, rsm@... writes:
 
I don't really have words to describe what I'm feeling so I'll just describe the first time I met W7ABD. Hopefully, it sums up one of the many reasons he'll be missed.

I first met Jim during the 2019 SnoVARC HAM Radio Tech Class. Walking into the fire station I was met with a sea of unfamiliar faces. A demographic of mostly men with radios on their hips and faces that revealed a tenured texture of hard-work and experience. This met my expectation of what "radio people" should look like. But, Jim stood-out from the crowd. He had a smile and charisma that one gravitates to in such a sea of unknowns. I'd later find out that Jim was teaching the antenna and feed-line portion of the course. His passion for this topic was contagious. If pictures are worth 1000 words then the arsenal of antennas and test equipment he brought to share with the class was a library archive worth of immediate familiarization. He had a Buddipole, one or two j-poles, a wire dipole, SWR meter, a rigExpert, and probably a dozen other things I cannot remember. His knowledge of all this gear was endless and he encouraged one to keep engaging in discussion about it! Who wants to talk about antennas and feed lines all day? Jim, that's who! What makes a good Elmer and teacher? Approachability. That is, to be an individual for which others feel immensely comfortable engaging with. In Jim this seemed like a natural and effortless quality. And, in Jim, I found the face of SnoVARC and, ultimately, a sense of what kind of Elmer I wanted to be as I made my journey through the hobby. A truly unique individual with an effortless passion to share and interact with other hams. I can only imagine that this quality extended to everything Jim did. I will certainly miss him and what he meant for me in my personal journey as a ham.



Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Ok I just tested both FM Narrow and Wide using just my IC9700 (no external sound card)

The NARROW setting was twice as fast and the WIDE. See attached images. So my guess is that Im not really sending wide even though VARA FM is set to WIDE... maybe some type of stepping down when connected causing a slower transmission. Im not sure... regardless... even in NARROW mode, the speed was awesomely fast (Compared to Vara on HF)

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:57 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; 'Lynn Burlingame' <n7cfo@...>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Cool. Sounds like you were busy. I will give this a try later.

Question - is there a way to disable the Narrow VARA FM to "temporarily" test FM WIDE only?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:23 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; Lynn Burlingame <n7cfo@...>
Subject: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

If you’re not using my Winlink RMS stations W7PFB-10, you can ignore this email.

If you’re using W7PFB-10 to connect to Winlink, but are not interested in the details, all you need to know is that I’ve made a bunch of changes, so if you run into trouble or have other feedback, please let me know.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty, read on:

The station used to be:
Kenwood TM-D710G dualband radio
Windows Laptop running the RMS software configured to use the TNC built in to the Kenwood radio to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using a Masters Communications DRA-50 sound card connected to the data port on the Kenwood to do VARA FM WIDE.

The station is now:
Alinco DR-135T 2m radio
The same Windows laptop using the RMS software Masters Communications DRA-50 soundcard connected to the data port of the DR-135T Soundmodem software using the DRA-50 to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using the DRA-50 to do VARA FM WIDE

Please send any questions or comments you might have!

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







--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************





--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Cool. Sounds like you were busy. I will give this a try later.

Question - is there a way to disable the Narrow VARA FM to "temporarily" test FM WIDE only?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:23 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io; Lynn Burlingame <n7cfo@...>
Subject: [SnoVARC] W7PFB-10 Winlink RMS changes

If you’re not using my Winlink RMS stations W7PFB-10, you can ignore this email.

If you’re using W7PFB-10 to connect to Winlink, but are not interested in the details, all you need to know is that I’ve made a bunch of changes, so if you run into trouble or have other feedback, please let me know.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty, read on:

The station used to be:
Kenwood TM-D710G dualband radio
Windows Laptop running the RMS software configured to use the TNC built in to the Kenwood radio to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using a Masters Communications DRA-50 sound card connected to the data port on the Kenwood to do VARA FM WIDE.

The station is now:
Alinco DR-135T 2m radio
The same Windows laptop using the RMS software Masters Communications DRA-50 soundcard connected to the data port of the DR-135T Soundmodem software using the DRA-50 to do 1200 baud packet VARA FM software using the DRA-50 to do VARA FM WIDE

Please send any questions or comments you might have!

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







--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************