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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.

Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Yahoo <kenkosters@...>
 

Thanks Paul,

Did not want to get to detailed in my explanation but sums it up.

Landscape experience or farming? My is based on agriculture.

Ken


On Jul 8, 2015, at 5:44 PM, kg7stv@... [KE7GFZ] <KE7GFZ@...> wrote:

 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.


Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Not really farming, not really landscape.  I just have a lot of forest, the battle with blackberries and salmonberries is never-ending, and I've had plenty of chances to take advice from the forestry people at both King County and the WA state extension, as well as from forest contractors.  It took me a few years to figure out but at least I'm no longer badly losing the battle.  It's now more more like 5 steps forward in the fall and 4 steps back in the spring.

In my experience herbicides alone won't prevail, and neither will mechanical control alone.  Together - you will win in the end.

-Paul KG7STV



Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

slick
 

This spray is for some property in Eastern Washington.  No blackberries there just very hardy weeds and grasses.   

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 5:45 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) weed killer

 

 

I have more experience with this than I'd like.

 

Crossbow is a Dow product, it's triclopyr and 2,4-D plus a surfactant that helps it stick to leaves that have waxy surfaces (like blackberry).

 

Roundup is glyphosate.  Some varieties include a surfactant, too.  My experience is that the surfactant helps a lot.

 

Anything with those active ingredients in the right proportions will work just as well, but some of the cheaper alternatives lack surfactants.

 

For blackberries and salmonberries, timing counts for a great deal, in particular if you spray early in the year you'll seem to have won but it will spring back with a vengeance next spring.

 

I've had very good success with tackling large patches in early fall, after the berries are gone and just before you think the leaves are going to start to turn.  Spray it all at the *recommended* rate.  If you use too much, you'll just burn the leaves and not actually kill the roots.  Then, a week later, go around and spray again.  Wait until the effect is really apparent, then mow the canes right down to the ground with a brushcutter.

 

-Paul KG7STV

 

 


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 09 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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Summit on the Air

slick
 

September 12th & 13th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" Activity Weekend   

 

North America SOTA Activity Weekend 2015 is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the thirteen-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then.

 

The folks at NA-SOTA.org

 

 

 


Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Summit on the Air

Martin Tuip
 

I am contemplating hiking up a mountain that weekend if I manage to get the youkits tj5a in on time. 

Martin 
kg7hax 


-------- Original message --------
From: "'Rowland Brasch' rwb@... [KE7GFZ]" <KE7GFZ@...>
Date: 07/12/2015 2:11 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Summit on the Air

 

September 12th & 13th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" Activity Weekend   

 

North America SOTA Activity Weekend 2015 is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the thirteen-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then.

 

The folks at NA-SOTA.org

 

 

 


Interesting Read

slick
 

Interesting read.  A little long but a real eye opener. If this story does not motivate you to get better prepared ….there is no hope…….

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 16 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 16 July 2015
09:00 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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Finish Mike's Painting

slick
 

Hi All,

 

I have picked out Saturday, August 1st , to finish up Mike‘s house painting.  We have the back wall to do and as much trim as we can get done in one day then it will be done.   Please mark it on your calendar.  We will meet in the parking lot next to the Carnation Starbucks at 8 am. The more people we have the faster this final day of work will go.  So let me know if you can come.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 16 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 16 July 2015
01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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Island Work

slick
 

This is a forward from an email I got this morning.

 

Hi to the SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) ( KE7GFZ ) and its Members:

This is a special invite to the SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) ( KE7GFZ ) and its members to participate in the 2015 US Islands QSO Party on August 29-30 (1200-0300 UTC). Nearly 3000 islands have been listed by the 21 year old US Islands Award Program and a little more than 2000 of these have been activated. There are many more islands that qualify for listing since an Island only need to be surrounded by water, at least 100 feet long and at least 50 feet from the main shoreline. There are three ways to participate in the US Islands QSO Party:

1. If SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) or your members are on an island, getting on the air to visit with other island stations and an expanding group of US Island hunters can be rewarding activity.

2. If not located on an island, a mini-expedition to activate an island can be a great club or individual Ham experience. This is especially true during USI’s Spring One-Day Getaway and the August QSO Party. Some QSO Party island ‘expeditions’ will be to previously activated Islands while others will be activating listed but not yet activated islands or new islands they have had added to the list.

3. If SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) will not be operating from an island please consider having KE7GFZ and/or its non-island members contact the island stations during the USI QSO Party.

Information about the US Islands, the QSO Party and a calendar to post your planned operations can be found at: http://www.usislands.org/ The site has a list of the 192 Washington US Islands and their USI numbers.

If you and/or your members are permanently located on an island, it would be appreciated if you would mention your USI number in all of your QSOs and also show your island number on your QRZ.com listing.

It would be appreciated if this information were mentioned at your club meetings and in your newsletters with the hope some members would want to participate as a club or individual effort.

Hope NM5RC can log KE7GFZ and some of your members during the US Islands QSO Party as I’ll be sitting on a bucket on a desolate New Mexico island in the desert.

73,
Ralph, NM5RC
US Islands Award Program Committee Member

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Island Work

Gerard Repko
 

I've actually read up on this a bit in the past. Lake Marcel actually has an island in the middle of it that I believe qualifies for this. If anybody is interested in setting up for it I can provide a small boat and the key to the gates to launch. I wouldn't mind participating, I'll have to read a bit more about it.

73
KG7REV

At Jul 16, 2015, 11:51:41 AM, 'Rowland Brasch' rwb@... [KE7GFZ] wrote:

This is a forward from an email I got this morning.

Hi to the SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) ( KE7GFZ ) and its Members:

This is a special invite to the SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) ( KE7GFZ ) and its members to participate in the 2015 US Islands QSO Party on August 29-30 (1200-0300 UTC). Nearly 3000 islands have been listed by the 21 year old US Islands Award Program and a little more than 2000 of these have been activated. There are many more islands that qualify for listing since an Island only need to be surrounded by water, at least 100 feet long and at least 50 feet from the main shoreline. There are three ways to participate in the US Islands QSO Party:

1. If SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) or your members are on an island, getting on the air to visit with other island stations and an expanding group of US Island hunters can be rewarding activity.

2. If not located on an island, a mini-expedition to activate an island can be a great club or individual Ham experience. This is especially true during USI’s Spring One-Day Getaway and the August QSO Party. Some QSO Party island ‘expeditions’ will be to previously activated Islands while others will be activating listed but not yet activated islands or new islands they have had added to the list.

3. If SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ARC (SNOVARC) will not be operating from an island please consider having KE7GFZ and/or its non-island members contact the island stations during the USI QSO Party.

Information about the US Islands, the QSO Party and a calendar to post your planned operations can be found at: http://www.usislands.org/ The site has a list of the 192 Washington US Islands and their USI numbers.

If you and/or your members are permanently located on an island, it would be appreciated if you would mention your USI number in all of your QSOs and also show your island number on your QRZ.com listing.

It would be appreciated if this information were mentioned at your club meetings and in your newsletters with the hope some members would want to participate as a club or individual effort.

Hope NM5RC can log KE7GFZ and some of your members during the US Islands QSO Party as I’ll be sitting on a bucket on a desolate New Mexico island in the desert.

73,
Ralph, NM5RC
US Islands Award Program Committee Member

Thanks,

Rowland


Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Island Work

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

I don't see it listed, but it would be cool to have one right here.


73, K7ADD


The Mystery Antenna performs

Dan Pflugrath
 

I am now a believer in the Mystery antenna.  I put up the clubs antenna (at 45 feet) to check it out to see if it is working after I repaired it about 2 years ago. 

 

My transceiver FT-450D loaded all bands 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 except for 80, 30 and 6 meters.  The tuner brought 80, 30 and 6 into acceptable range.  SWR is not great on any of the bands with about 2:1 the best on 40, 20 and 12 meters.

 

Today my 5 watts on 40 meters was 5-9 strength in Longview, WA and on 17 I worked Italy and Spain with 5-9 strength through pile ups.

 

I did not switch between antennas but there was noticeable lower noise on the Mystery antenna making for a better signal to noise ratio or more readable signal than the G5RV antenna.

 

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) The Mystery Antenna performs

slick
 

That is why they call it the Mystery Antenna.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2015 5:30 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) The Mystery Antenna performs

 

 

I am now a believer in the Mystery antenna.  I put up the clubs antenna (at 45 feet) to check it out to see if it is working after I repaired it about 2 years ago. 

 

My transceiver FT-450D loaded all bands 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 except for 80, 30 and 6 meters.  The tuner brought 80, 30 and 6 into acceptable range.  SWR is not great on any of the bands with about 2:1 the best on 40, 20 and 12 meters.

 

Today my 5 watts on 40 meters was 5-9 strength in Longview, WA and on 17 I worked Italy and Spain with 5-9 strength through pile ups.

 

I did not switch between antennas but there was noticeable lower noise on the Mystery antenna making for a better signal to noise ratio or more readable signal than the G5RV antenna.

 

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 23 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 23 July 2015
01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, Thursday, 23 July 2015

KE7GFZ@...
 

"SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters" reminder
When
Thursday, 23 July 2015
01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Notes
Net meets on the Club Repeater. 441.825 + shift w/tone 103.5 If the 441 repeater fails then go to one of the following repeaters: Duvall: 443.250 + shift w/tone 103.5 Carnation: 145.590 no shift w/ tone 103.5 If Repeater(s) fail then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net! Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
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Fun STuff

slick
 

I have had one person (Rick Burns) sign up to help Kathy and I finish the painting at Mike’s house.  I do hope more of you will step up and help on Saturday August 1st. The more the merrier and the works gets done quicker. To sign up send me an email confirming you will help.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 


Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Fun STuff

Dan Pflugrath
 

Rowland,

I am tentative at this time.

Dan KA7GPP

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:47 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Fun STuff

 

 

I have had one person (Rick Burns) sign up to help Kathy and I finish the painting at Mike’s house.  I do hope more of you will step up and help on Saturday August 1st. The more the merrier and the works gets done quicker. To sign up send me an email confirming you will help.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 



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