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Third Thursday mini exercise

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello all. Since tomorrow is the third Thursday, I will be conducting a station component failure exercise. We will simulate loss of commercial power, antenna failure, and rig failure. I will explain the details after the regular net is closed. 

Looking forward to hearing you, learning some things, and having some fun.

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: Neat Product

Rowland
 

This is the kit I ordered from Amazon.  I have tested them and with the right heat gun they work every time. 




Thanks,

Rowland

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...


On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:28 AM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Rowland. I want to try it.

73, Robin

Re: Neat Product

Robin Amundson
 

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Rowland. I want to try it.

73, Robin

Neat Product

Rowland
 

These make soldering wires together a breeze.  Take a look at the YouTube video


Thanks,

Rowland

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...

Re: SnoVARC Weekly net report 13 FEB 2020

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Ralph for being Net Control and for the report

 

73,

 

Howard

WA1HEM

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:31 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] SnoVARC Weekly net report 13 FEB 2020

 

KC7QXD Ralph (net control) opened the net at 20:00 hours.

 

The following hams checked in:


W7ABD Jim in Duvall with traffic for the net
WA1HEM Howard in Duvall
WA7CPA Robin
K7KDW Kirt in Monroe

W7PFB Paul in Carnation

WA7KK Ken in North Bend

KI7KJ Richard in Issaquah

K7ESP Scott in Issaquah

KJ7BNF Paul in South Bellevue


W7ABD Jim reported the following hams checked in via Winlink:

W7PFB via VHF
WA7PAB via VHF

W7ABD Jim via HF

KC7QXD Ralph via HF

W7ECK Ken via HF

WA1HEM Howard via APRS Link

 

The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:13

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the net

 

73,

Ralph

KC7QXD


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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SnoVARC Weekly net report 13 FEB 2020

Ralph Lease
 

KC7QXD Ralph (net control) opened the net at 20:00 hours.

The following hams checked in:

W7ABD Jim in Duvall with traffic for the net
WA1HEM Howard in Duvall
WA7CPA Robin
K7KDW Kirt in Monroe
W7PFB Paul in Carnation
WA7KK Ken in North Bend
KI7KJ Richard in Issaquah
K7ESP Scott in Issaquah
KJ7BNF Paul in South Bellevue

W7ABD Jim reported the following hams checked in via Winlink:

W7PFB via VHF
WA7PAB via VHF
W7ABD Jim via HF
KC7QXD Ralph via HF
W7ECK Ken via HF
WA1HEM Howard via APRS Link

The net was returned to regular amateur use at 20:13

Thank you to everyone who participated in the net

73,
Ralph
KC7QXD

Re: Net Control This Evening

Rowland
 

Thanks.....

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 5:11 PM Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:
I'm 2nd backup for this evening.  I'll be there.

Ralph 
Kc7qxd 

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 2:54 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Hello,

I just had some minor eye surgery today and I do not think I will be able to perform Net Control tonight.  I hope someone can take it for me and thanks very much!!!


Thanks,

Rowland
K7RWB

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...

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Thanks,
Rowland

Re: Net Control This Evening

Ralph Lease
 

I'm 2nd backup for this evening.  I'll be there.

Ralph 
Kc7qxd 

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 2:54 PM Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:
Hello,

I just had some minor eye surgery today and I do not think I will be able to perform Net Control tonight.  I hope someone can take it for me and thanks very much!!!


Thanks,

Rowland
K7RWB

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...

Net Control This Evening

Rowland
 

Hello,

I just had some minor eye surgery today and I do not think I will be able to perform Net Control tonight.  I hope someone can take it for me and thanks very much!!!


Thanks,

Rowland
K7RWB

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...

CERT RESPONSE REQUESTED

W7ABD
 

This message begin sent on behalf of SnoVARC President, Tom WA7TBP...

CERT RESPONSE REQUESTED - SNOVARC, CARNATION, DUVALL CERT's

When:  Today at 13:30 (1:30pm)
Where King Co, Fall City

This request is from King Co to help distribute fliers to Fall City Residents impacted by landslide.

Contact: Maria @ 206-713-8976

DO NOT SELF DEPLOY

antenna modeling/simulation software

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve been doing quite a bit of antenna modeling to get a grip on NVIS antennas.  It’s been very useful and educational.

The modeling software I’ve been using is free and windows based - 4nec2.  I’ve tried EZNEC and find 4nec2 much nicer and more powerful.

Info and download link at: https://www.qsl.net/4nec2/




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

Re: How to verify WinLink via APRS?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Awesome! Thanks Jim!

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Howard Mahran
(425) 864-5104
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On Feb 12, 2020, at 4:38 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:

Hi Howard, 

Your Winlink message came through just fine.

I sent reply. So you should see it in your inbox the next time you connect

Jim
W7ABD

On Feb 12, 2020, at 16:11, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

 I was wondering if one of the senior Snovarcians that has access to the KE7GFZ Winlink account could verify for me that my test WinLink message (my very first)  which was sent via  APRS on my FTM-400 made it to KE7GFZ@...? Other than an ACK - I dont see how to verify. Thanks and 73!

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: How to verify WinLink via APRS?

W7ABD
 

Hi Howard, 

Your Winlink message came through just fine.

I sent reply. So you should see it in your inbox the next time you connect

Jim
W7ABD

On Feb 12, 2020, at 16:11, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

 I was wondering if one of the senior Snovarcians that has access to the KE7GFZ Winlink account could verify for me that my test WinLink message (my very first)  which was sent via  APRS on my FTM-400 made it to KE7GFZ@...? Other than an ACK - I dont see how to verify. Thanks and 73!

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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How to verify WinLink via APRS?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

 I was wondering if one of the senior Snovarcians that has access to the KE7GFZ Winlink account could verify for me that my test WinLink message (my very first)  which was sent via  APRS on my FTM-400 made it to KE7GFZ@...? Other than an ACK - I dont see how to verify. Thanks and 73!

Howard
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 8 pm net transcription

Paul Zoba
 

Jim, Thanks for some great information. I’ve been reading through the groups.io and Facebook and even connected on the Snovarc repeater with my HT... to you!  I appreciate getting me all this great info on the club.

Paul
W7PEZ

Re: 8 pm net transcription

W7ABD
 

Hi Paul,

Welcome to SnoVARC!

Check out SnoVARC's website at: http://snovarc.org/

We have two weekly nets as well as the KBARA Net and a morning ragchew daily.

The nets are on Thursdays of each month, except for the first Thursday of the month (which is our club meeting)

The New HAM Net starts at 19:00 (7pm) and goes typically until 20:00 (8pm)
The SnoVARC Member Net starts at 20:00 (8pm) and goes typically until 20:30 (8:30pm).

The morning KBARA net start at 07:00 {7am) and goes to 08:05 (8:05am).
The morning ragchew net starts at 08:15 (8:15am) and goes to 09:00 (9am).


SnoVARC has two repeaters and two crossbands.

The primary "Cougar" repeater is located on Cougar Mountain.
Frequency: 441.825 Mhz with Positive Shift of 5.000 Mhz and PL Tone of 103.5

The secondary "Bell" repeater is located 6 miles east of Duvall.
Frequency: 443.250 Mhz with Positive Shift of 5.000 Mhz and PL Tone of 103.5

The Carnation Crossband is located on the eastern ridge of the Snoqualmie Valley above Carnation.
Frequency: 145.590 Mhz with No Shift and PL Tone of 162.2

The Big Rock Crossband is located approximately 1 mile east of Duvall.
Frequency: 145.750 Mhz with No Shift and PL Tone of 103.5

Both of the crossbands link to the secondary Bell Repeater.

Jim
W7ABD



On 2/8/20 15:16, Paul Zoba wrote:
Hi, I am new to Snovarc. Joined in December but just heard about this bulletin board. When are these nets and which repeater? Thanks - Paul

Re: April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course

Paul Zoba
 

Thank you! I remember that now!

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 4:20 PM W7ABD <w7abd1@...> wrote:
Hi Paul,

Congrats on getting your General license!  Welcome to the HAM World.

A VE is a Volunteer Examiner.  This certification is issued by the ARRL.  A VE is trained and certified to be a proctor of HAM Testing on behalf of the ARRL.  The ARRL is VEC, which is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator.  Granted my the FCC to produce testing materials and and issue tests to prospective HAM Radio Operators.

When you took your test for Tech and General, the people running the testing were all VE's.

Checkout: http://arrl.org/ve for more information.   

Jim
W7ABD


On 2/8/20 15:01, Paul Zoba wrote:
I don’t know what VE is?  Thanks!

Re: April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course

W7ABD
 

Hi Paul,

Congrats on getting your General license!  Welcome to the HAM World.

A VE is a Volunteer Examiner.  This certification is issued by the ARRL.  A VE is trained and certified to be a proctor of HAM Testing on behalf of the ARRL.  The ARRL is VEC, which is a Volunteer Examiner Coordinator.  Granted my the FCC to produce testing materials and and issue tests to prospective HAM Radio Operators.

When you took your test for Tech and General, the people running the testing were all VE's.

Checkout: http://arrl.org/ve for more information.   

Jim
W7ABD


On 2/8/20 15:01, Paul Zoba wrote:
I don’t know what VE is?  Thanks!

Re: 8 pm net transcription

Paul Zoba
 

Hi, I am new to Snovarc. Joined in December but just heard about this bulletin board. When are these nets and which repeater? Thanks - Paul

Re: April Tech Class/Test and VE Refresher Course

Paul Zoba
 

I don’t know what VE is?  Thanks!