Date   
Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

Martin Tuip
 

Thanks .. I had not seen the message below.  I had not taken a look at the IC 7200 yet but am interested to hear more about it as well as the 857. 




Martin
PS .. would it help if I do a little introduction of myself .. not sure if that is customary or not.



From: "Rowland Brasch"
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:04 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101


 

The ones that Jeff mentioned looked pretty good.  For some reason his email did not show up on Yahoo site.  See below

 

Congrats on passing! Not sure what you're in the market for, but I have a couple of rigs I'd part with:

Yaesu 857D with narrow filter
Icom IC 7200


Sincerely,
 
Jeffrey Miller
K7AAW

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:23 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

 

Valid points.  My intention is to make it to the next event in February (unless I have to travel somewhere for my job) and would look forward to hearing from those that know.  There are lots of directions you can take with HF

 

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:21 PM

Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

As these are older units there are several points to consider.  If they do break can they be fixed?  Are parts still available?  There is a lot of digital communications going on now in the world of Ham.  Will this unit be able to do digital?  Etc.

One thing you do not want to do is rush in and buy something your will regret later.  May I suggest you come to one of the meetings and chat will those that do HF and get some opinions about hardware.  It may pay off in the long run.

Thanks,

Rowland

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of ajax@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:23 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

I believe this is the combination. He wants 200+shipping for basically both the FL and FR.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5240


Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

slick
 

The ones that Jeff mentioned looked pretty good.  For some reason his email did not show up on Yahoo site.  See below

 

Congrats on passing! Not sure what you're in the market for, but I have a couple of rigs I'd part with:

Yaesu 857D with narrow filter
Icom IC 7200


Sincerely,
 
Jeffrey Miller
K7AAW

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:23 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

 

Valid points.  My intention is to make it to the next event in February (unless I have to travel somewhere for my job) and would look forward to hearing from those that know.  There are lots of directions you can take with HF

 

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:21 PM

Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

As these are older units there are several points to consider.  If they do break can they be fixed?  Are parts still available?  There is a lot of digital communications going on now in the world of Ham.  Will this unit be able to do digital?  Etc.

One thing you do not want to do is rush in and buy something your will regret later.  May I suggest you come to one of the meetings and chat will those that do HF and get some opinions about hardware.  It may pay off in the long run.

Thanks,

Rowland

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of ajax@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:23 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

I believe this is the combination. He wants 200+shipping for basically both the FL and FR.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5240

Re: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

Martin Tuip
 

 
Valid points.  My intention is to make it to the next event in February (unless I have to travel somewhere for my job) and would look forward to hearing from those that know.  There are lots of directions you can take with HF
 

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:21 PM
Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101
 
 

As these are older units there are several points to consider.  If they do break can they be fixed?  Are parts still available?  There is a lot of digital communications going on now in the world of Ham.  Will this unit be able to do digital?  Etc.

One thing you do not want to do is rush in and buy something your will regret later.  May I suggest you come to one of the meetings and chat will those that do HF and get some opinions about hardware.  It may pay off in the long run.

Thanks,

Rowland

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of ajax@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:23 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

I believe this is the combination. He wants 200+shipping for basically both the FL and FR.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5240

Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

slick
 

As these are older units there are several points to consider.  If they do break can they be fixed?  Are parts still available?  There is a lot of digital communications going on now in the world of Ham.  Will this unit be able to do digital?  Etc.

One thing you do not want to do is rush in and buy something your will regret later.  May I suggest you come to one of the meetings and chat will those that do HF and get some opinions about hardware.  It may pay off in the long run.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of ajax@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:23 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

I believe this is the combination. He wants 200+shipping for basically both the FL and FR.

 

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5240

SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/16/2014, 8:00 pm

KE7GFZ@...
 

Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters
 
Date:   Thursday January 16, 2014
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:30 pm (GMT+00:00)
Notes:   Net meets on the Club 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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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

Martin Tuip
 

I believe this is the combination. He wants 200+shipping for basically both the FL and FR.


http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5240

Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

slick
 

Do not know much about them.  Take a look at the eham review.  http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4539 

 

They look a little complex to use but so are the new digitals………..

 

Here are a few on EBay.  You can get a better idea on pricing.  http://tinyurl.com/meolcqt

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:45 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) FR-101D/FL-101

 

 

 

A friend offered me his old Yaesu 101 combination .. they are a tad bit heavier and larger than I was hoping to start with.  What would be a reasonable price for those ?

 

 

Martin

KG7HAX

FR-101D/FL-101

Martin Tuip
 

 
A friend offered me his old Yaesu 101 combination .. they are a tad bit heavier and larger than I was hoping to start with.  What would be a reasonable price for those ?
 
 
Martin
KG7HAX

Re: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

Dan Pflugrath
 

Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

slick
 

Congrats on passing the test!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:50 PM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

 

 

Having passed my General exam yesterday I’ll be heading out as well to see if I can find a HF starter rig.

 

 

 

Martin

KG7HAX (who is joining SnoVARC)

 

Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:30 PM

Subject: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

 

 

I will be there to help on Friday for setup.  Great job!!!

Thanks,

Rowland

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of k7add
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 10:53 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

 

I sent this update, last night.  While I believe we've got all the logistics figured out, I could probably use help with setup and tear down.  Setup will be at 5:45PM on Friday and tear-down around 2:15PM on Sunday.

Current expected attendance is 19 from our PR efforts and 8 from the Sammamish Plateau ARC.  Note that the 19 includes 2 General license holders who will be present to help their kids through the class.

I'm incredibly pleased with the response and believe that there is enough interest to support another session later in the year.  Thanks for all the word-of-mouth promoting that you did, it was effective!

73, K7ADD

Subject: Message to attendees of Duvall Amateur Radio License Training

A Message from the Host:

Thanks for signing up for the Amateur Radio Technician course in Duvall.  The course is now full and I've cut off further registrations.  It is great to see this positive response and I hope you're excited about taking the step into amateur radio.
 

Course Logistics:

If you have purchased the book through the Eventbrite site, your book will be ordered tomorrow and arrive Tuesday by UPS.  If you supply your postal address (email to k7add@...) by 6PM on Monday the 13th, I can have it shipped to you.  If not, you will receive the book on Friday evening.  I would certainly recommend reading through the book a bit prior to the class, if possible.

If you have not purchased a book through the Eventbrite site, you should get one now!  Amazon has it listed at $22.85, which is below the $29.95 list price.

The course is all set to take place starting this coming Friday evening at 6:30PM.  Please arrive on time, so we can get started.  We'll start again at 9AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Duvall Vistors' Center

15619 Main St NE

Duvall, WA 98019

For the class, you should bring pencils or pens and scratch paper, and a calculator (simpler is better).  Please note that food is not provided, but we will take a lunch break on both Saturday and Sunday.  Several local restaurants are within a block or two of the Vistors' Center.


You do not need to print or bring your tickets.
 

Licensing:

At the end of the course, at 1PM on Sunday, a proctored exam will be be held.  This is an open license exam session, but we ask that those who intend to test register, ahead of time, (by email to k7add@...).  If you're taking the class, you are already registered for the test.

Some information on the exam session is accessible at the ARRL website.  For convenience, I've duplicated the "What to Bring" section at the bottom of this email.  Please pay particular attention to the "Federal Registration Number" section (#4.)  Signing up for one makes interacting with the FCC quick and painless.  You can register your social security number or taxpayer ID with the FCC and receive an FRN through their website. 

If you have not already paid for the VEC fee through the Eventbrite site, please ensure that, on Sunday, you bring $15 in check or cash to cover the exam.

More Info:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask (k7add@...).  For day-of questions or emergent communication, you can call my cell phone: 425-522-3648 (425-52-BENGT).

I hope you are excited about this class and are looking forward to getting your ham radio license.

--- Duplicated "What To Bring" from http://www.arrl.org/what- to-bring-to-an-exam-session  ---

 1.  A legal photo ID (driver's license, passport)

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
           b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. social security card
           d. library card
           e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
               specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
               to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
               the Form 605.

      3.  Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's
           work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

      4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal
           Registration Number (FRN); VEC's are required by the FCC to submit
           either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application
           form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then
           you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you
           have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the
           application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the
           FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the
           FCC's registration instructions page.  Please note that some
           exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application. 
           Check with your local exam team before exam day.

      5.  If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current
           Amateur Radio license, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any
           Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may
           hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been
           issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The
           photocopy(s) will not be returned.

      6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.

      7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. 
           You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session.
           Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free
           of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during 
           the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
           In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices
           and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT

           be used.

      8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
           Check the ARRL VEC's current exam fees.

Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

Martin Tuip
 

Having passed my General exam yesterday I’ll be heading out as well to see if I can find a HF starter rig.
 
 
 
Martin
KG7HAX (who is joining SnoVARC)
 

Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:30 PM
Subject: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!
 
 

I will be there to help on Friday for setup.  Great job!!!

Thanks,

Rowland

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of k7add
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 10:53 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

 

I sent this update, last night.  While I believe we've got all the logistics figured out, I could probably use help with setup and tear down.  Setup will be at 5:45PM on Friday and tear-down around 2:15PM on Sunday.

Current expected attendance is 19 from our PR efforts and 8 from the Sammamish Plateau ARC.  Note that the 19 includes 2 General license holders who will be present to help their kids through the class.

I'm incredibly pleased with the response and believe that there is enough interest to support another session later in the year.  Thanks for all the word-of-mouth promoting that you did, it was effective!

73, K7ADD

Subject: Message to attendees of Duvall Amateur Radio License Training

A Message from the Host:

Thanks for signing up for the Amateur Radio Technician course in Duvall.  The course is now full and I've cut off further registrations.  It is great to see this positive response and I hope you're excited about taking the step into amateur radio.
 

Course Logistics:

If you have purchased the book through the Eventbrite site, your book will be ordered tomorrow and arrive Tuesday by UPS.  If you supply your postal address (email to k7add@...) by 6PM on Monday the 13th, I can have it shipped to you.  If not, you will receive the book on Friday evening.  I would certainly recommend reading through the book a bit prior to the class, if possible.

If you have not purchased a book through the Eventbrite site, you should get one now!  Amazon has it listed at $22.85, which is below the $29.95 list price.

The course is all set to take place starting this coming Friday evening at 6:30PM.  Please arrive on time, so we can get started.  We'll start again at 9AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Duvall Vistors' Center

15619 Main St NE

Duvall, WA 98019

For the class, you should bring pencils or pens and scratch paper, and a calculator (simpler is better).  Please note that food is not provided, but we will take a lunch break on both Saturday and Sunday.  Several local restaurants are within a block or two of the Vistors' Center.


You do not need to print or bring your tickets.
 

Licensing:

At the end of the course, at 1PM on Sunday, a proctored exam will be be held.  This is an open license exam session, but we ask that those who intend to test register, ahead of time, (by email to k7add@...).  If you're taking the class, you are already registered for the test.

Some information on the exam session is accessible at the ARRL website.  For convenience, I've duplicated the "What to Bring" section at the bottom of this email.  Please pay particular attention to the "Federal Registration Number" section (#4.)  Signing up for one makes interacting with the FCC quick and painless.  You can register your social security number or taxpayer ID with the FCC and receive an FRN through their website. 

If you have not already paid for the VEC fee through the Eventbrite site, please ensure that, on Sunday, you bring $15 in check or cash to cover the exam.

More Info:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask (k7add@...).  For day-of questions or emergent communication, you can call my cell phone: 425-522-3648 (425-52-BENGT).

I hope you are excited about this class and are looking forward to getting your ham radio license.

--- Duplicated "What To Bring" from http://www.arrl.org/what- to-bring-to-an-exam-session  ---

 1.  A legal photo ID (driver's license, passport)

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
           b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. social security card
           d. library card
           e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
               specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
               to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
               the Form 605.

      3.  Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's
           work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

      4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal
           Registration Number (FRN); VEC's are required by the FCC to submit
           either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application
           form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then
           you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you
           have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the
           application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the
           FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the
           FCC's registration instructions page.  Please note that some
           exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application. 
           Check with your local exam team before exam day.

      5.  If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current
           Amateur Radio license, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any
           Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may
           hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been
           issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The
           photocopy(s) will not be returned.

      6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.

      7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. 
           You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session.
           Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free
           of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during 
           the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
           In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices
           and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT

           be used.

      8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
           Check the ARRL VEC's current exam fees.

Re: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

slick
 

I will be there to help on Friday for setup.  Great job!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of k7add
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 10:53 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Training!

 

 

I sent this update, last night.  While I believe we've got all the logistics figured out, I could probably use help with setup and tear down.  Setup will be at 5:45PM on Friday and tear-down around 2:15PM on Sunday.

 

Current expected attendance is 19 from our PR efforts and 8 from the Sammamish Plateau ARC.  Note that the 19 includes 2 General license holders who will be present to help their kids through the class.

 

I'm incredibly pleased with the response and believe that there is enough interest to support another session later in the year.  Thanks for all the word-of-mouth promoting that you did, it was effective!

 

73, K7ADD

 

 

Subject: Message to attendees of Duvall Amateur Radio License Training

 

A Message from the Host:

Thanks for signing up for the Amateur Radio Technician course in Duvall.  The course is now full and I've cut off further registrations.  It is great to see this positive response and I hope you're excited about taking the step into amateur radio.
 

Course Logistics:

 

If you have purchased the book through the Eventbrite site, your book will be ordered tomorrow and arrive Tuesday by UPS.  If you supply your postal address (email to k7add@...) by 6PM on Monday the 13th, I can have it shipped to you.  If not, you will receive the book on Friday evening.  I would certainly recommend reading through the book a bit prior to the class, if possible.

 

If you have not purchased a book through the Eventbrite site, you should get one now!  Amazon has it listed at $22.85, which is below the $29.95 list price.

 

The course is all set to take place starting this coming Friday evening at 6:30PM.  Please arrive on time, so we can get started.  We'll start again at 9AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Duvall Vistors' Center

15619 Main St NE 

Duvall, WA 98019

 

For the class, you should bring pencils or pens and scratch paper, and a calculator (simpler is better).  Please note that food is not provided, but we will take a lunch break on both Saturday and Sunday.  Several local restaurants are within a block or two of the Vistors' Center.


You do not need to print or bring your tickets.
 

Licensing:

 

At the end of the course, at 1PM on Sunday, a proctored exam will be be held.  This is an open license exam session, but we ask that those who intend to test register, ahead of time, (by email to k7add@...).  If you're taking the class, you are already registered for the test.

 

Some information on the exam session is accessible at the ARRL website.  For convenience, I've duplicated the "What to Bring" section at the bottom of this email.  Please pay particular attention to the "Federal Registration Number" section (#4.)  Signing up for one makes interacting with the FCC quick and painless.  You can register your social security number or taxpayer ID with the FCC and receive an FRN through their website. 

 

If you have not already paid for the VEC fee through the Eventbrite site, please ensure that, on Sunday, you bring $15 in check or cash to cover the exam.

 

 

More Info:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask (k7add@...).  For day-of questions or emergent communication, you can call my cell phone: 425-522-3648 (425-52-BENGT).

 

I hope you are excited about this class and are looking forward to getting your ham radio license. 

 

 

--- Duplicated "What To Bring" from http://www.arrl.org/what- to-bring-to-an-exam-session  ---

 

 1.  A legal photo ID (driver's license, passport)

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
           b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. social security card
           d. library card
           e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that 
               specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
               to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
               the Form 605.

      3.  Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's
           work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

      4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal 
           Registration Number (FRN); VEC's are required by the FCC to submit 
           either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application 
           form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then 
           you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you 
           have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the 
           application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the 
           FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the 
           FCC's registration instructions page.  Please note that some 
           exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application.  
           Check with your local exam team before exam day.

      5.  If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current 
           Amateur Radio license, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any 
           Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may 
           hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been 
           issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The 
           photocopy(s) will not be returned. 

      6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen. 

      7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.  
           You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. 
           Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free 
           of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during  
           the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
           In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices 
           and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT 

           be used.

      8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). 
           Check the ARRL VEC's current exam fees

 

FW: Mike & Key ARC Fleamarket - March 8

slick
 

M&K Flea market is almost here again.  This is the biggest in the region!  Don’t miss it!  (See below and attached flier)

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

Hello

 

We're pleased to announce the 33rd Mike & Key ARC Fleamarket

on March 8th 2014. Your club members will not want to miss the

largest Ham gathering in Washington State.

 

Training!

k7add <bn.yahoo@...>
 

I sent this update, last night.  While I believe we've got all the logistics figured out, I could probably use help with setup and tear down.  Setup will be at 5:45PM on Friday and tear-down around 2:15PM on Sunday.

Current expected attendance is 19 from our PR efforts and 8 from the Sammamish Plateau ARC.  Note that the 19 includes 2 General license holders who will be present to help their kids through the class.

I'm incredibly pleased with the response and believe that there is enough interest to support another session later in the year.  Thanks for all the word-of-mouth promoting that you did, it was effective!

73, K7ADD


Subject: Message to attendees of Duvall Amateur Radio License Training

 

A Message from the Host:

Thanks for signing up for the Amateur Radio Technician course in Duvall.  The course is now full and I've cut off further registrations.  It is great to see this positive response and I hope you're excited about taking the step into amateur radio.
 

Course Logistics:

 

If you have purchased the book through the Eventbrite site, your book will be ordered tomorrow and arrive Tuesday by UPS.  If you supply your postal address (email to k7add@...) by 6PM on Monday the 13th, I can have it shipped to you.  If not, you will receive the book on Friday evening.  I would certainly recommend reading through the book a bit prior to the class, if possible.

 

If you have not purchased a book through the Eventbrite site, you should get one now!  Amazon has it listed at $22.85, which is below the $29.95 list price.

 

The course is all set to take place starting this coming Friday evening at 6:30PM.  Please arrive on time, so we can get started.  We'll start again at 9AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Duvall Vistors' Center

15619 Main St NE 

Duvall, WA 98019

 

For the class, you should bring pencils or pens and scratch paper, and a calculator (simpler is better).  Please note that food is not provided, but we will take a lunch break on both Saturday and Sunday.  Several local restaurants are within a block or two of the Vistors' Center.


You do not need to print or bring your tickets.
 

Licensing:

 

At the end of the course, at 1PM on Sunday, a proctored exam will be be held.  This is an open license exam session, but we ask that those who intend to test register, ahead of time, (by email to k7add@...).  If you're taking the class, you are already registered for the test.

 

Some information on the exam session is accessible at the ARRL website.  For convenience, I've duplicated the "What to Bring" section at the bottom of this email.  Please pay particular attention to the "Federal Registration Number" section (#4.)  Signing up for one makes interacting with the FCC quick and painless.  You can register your social security number or taxpayer ID with the FCC and receive an FRN through their website. 

 

If you have not already paid for the VEC fee through the Eventbrite site, please ensure that, on Sunday, you bring $15 in check or cash to cover the exam.

 

 

More Info:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask (k7add@...).  For day-of questions or emergent communication, you can call my cell phone: 425-522-3648 (425-52-BENGT).

 

I hope you are excited about this class and are looking forward to getting your ham radio license. 

 

 

--- Duplicated "What To Bring" from http://www.arrl.org/what- to-bring-to-an-exam-session  ---

 

 1.  A legal photo ID (driver's license, passport)

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
           b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. social security card
           d. library card
           e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that 
               specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
               to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
               the Form 605.

      3.  Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's
           work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

      4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal 
           Registration Number (FRN); VEC's are required by the FCC to submit 
           either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application 
           form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then 
           you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you 
           have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the 
           application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the 
           FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the 
           FCC's registration instructions page.  Please note that some 
           exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application.  
           Check with your local exam team before exam day.

      5.  If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current 
           Amateur Radio license, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any 
           Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may 
           hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been 
           issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The 
           photocopy(s) will not be returned. 

      6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen. 

      7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.  
           You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. 
           Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free 
           of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during  
           the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.
           In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices 
           and 
all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT 

           be used.

      8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). 
           Check the ARRL VEC's current exam fees

 

Re: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Cube sat

slick
 

Amazing how small they are

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Ken Kosters
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 7:37 AM
To: Duvall Ham Club
Subject: KE7GFZ 7 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Cube sat

 

 

Gives everyone some idea what a cube sat looks like. Might be able to work FM on SAT1 once I get it tracked down?

http://amsat-uk.org/2014/01/12/president-congratulates-amateur-radio-cubesat-builders/

W7ECK

Cube sat

Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
 

Gives everyone some idea what a cube sat looks like. Might be able to work FM on SAT1 once I get it tracked down?

http://amsat-uk.org/2014/01/12/president-congratulates-amateur-radio-cubesat-builders/

W7ECK

Re: Technician Class Question

Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
 

Not that I know of? Attached this to the group site in case someone else might know.
Thanks for the offer!
W7ECK

Ken Kosters
C 425-260-1215
Sent from iPhone

On Jan 11, 2014, at 11:49 AM, "Jim Etzwiler" <kd7bat@...> wrote:

Ken,

Does your team need a VE to help on Sunday, January 19?

I am a VE and live above Mountain View Drive.

Jim Etzwiler - KD7BAT
425-788-7887
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Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
 

Talked to KF7WXG today and he had the same problem checking in and gave up. We also noticed noticed during our QSO today the same thing with reception. 

Ken Kosters
C 425-260-1215
Sent from iPhone 


On Jan 10, 2014, at 11:03 AM, "Dale T Miller" <urbanfarmhouse@...> wrote:

 

I was in Bellevue and mobile – also heard the repeater as David did a few minutes before, then… nada.  I can usually get in from there pretty well as it’s pretty good rig in my truck with a large whip off the back.   

We’ll chalk this up to the mysteries of band dynamics, I suppose.  J

 

In more important news, does anyone know when the next class and most importantly test session is for General license?

 

dtm

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 9:01 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

FWIW .. my QTH was probably the furthest away from the Duvall repeater and is obstructed by quite some hills/mountainous terrain.  The signal wasn’t as strong and waving in and out slightly.  I attributed that maybe to the strong winds at my location (15mph+) wreaking havoc at my antenna or simply geography.

 

 

Martin

KG7HAX

 

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 7:47 AM

Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

I noticed the same thing but could still get the net. Almost like the repeater power dropped out and was getting a lot of static. My QTH is about the closest as anyone to the site almost seemed to happen when my power went out or about that time, was clean at the start.

Dan, do you know if the repeater was charging at the time and if the power fail could have had something to do with it? I was getting most people clearer on the input using the HT in the house especially you.

Ken Kosters

C 425-260-1215

Sent from iPhone

 


On Jan 10, 2014, at 6:43 AM, <Jandjam@...> wrote:

 

I too had a very hard time with the net last night. I heard the repeater strongly just before 8:00 and then when the net was supposed to start, nothing..Walked around thinking it might be multipath, grabbed the 3 other radios on-site and was only able to hear a scattered word or two, on both Duvall and Carnation. Definitely could not be heard, tried to check in a couple times. Was it the weather? Low cloud cover and windy.

David

KG7HIN

Snoqualmie

Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

Ken Kosters <kenkosters@...>
 

Check link for General class.


We will have a Tech class but not General class but if you want to try the test please come out.
 
W7ECK

Ken Kosters
C 425-260-1215
Sent from iPhone 


On Jan 10, 2014, at 11:03 AM, "Dale T Miller" <urbanfarmhouse@...> wrote:

 

I was in Bellevue and mobile – also heard the repeater as David did a few minutes before, then… nada.  I can usually get in from there pretty well as it’s pretty good rig in my truck with a large whip off the back.   

We’ll chalk this up to the mysteries of band dynamics, I suppose.  J

 

In more important news, does anyone know when the next class and most importantly test session is for General license?

 

dtm

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 9:01 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

FWIW .. my QTH was probably the furthest away from the Duvall repeater and is obstructed by quite some hills/mountainous terrain.  The signal wasn’t as strong and waving in and out slightly.  I attributed that maybe to the strong winds at my location (15mph+) wreaking havoc at my antenna or simply geography.

 

 

Martin

KG7HAX

 

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 7:47 AM

Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

I noticed the same thing but could still get the net. Almost like the repeater power dropped out and was getting a lot of static. My QTH is about the closest as anyone to the site almost seemed to happen when my power went out or about that time, was clean at the start.

Dan, do you know if the repeater was charging at the time and if the power fail could have had something to do with it? I was getting most people clearer on the input using the HT in the house especially you.

Ken Kosters

C 425-260-1215

Sent from iPhone

 


On Jan 10, 2014, at 6:43 AM, <Jandjam@...> wrote:

 

I too had a very hard time with the net last night. I heard the repeater strongly just before 8:00 and then when the net was supposed to start, nothing..Walked around thinking it might be multipath, grabbed the 3 other radios on-site and was only able to hear a scattered word or two, on both Duvall and Carnation. Definitely could not be heard, tried to check in a couple times. Was it the weather? Low cloud cover and windy.

David

KG7HIN

Snoqualmie

Re: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

Dale T Miller <urbanfarmhouse@...>
 

I was in Bellevue and mobile – also heard the repeater as David did a few minutes before, then… nada.  I can usually get in from there pretty well as it’s pretty good rig in my truck with a large whip off the back.   

We’ll chalk this up to the mysteries of band dynamics, I suppose.  J

 

In more important news, does anyone know when the next class and most importantly test session is for General license?

 

dtm

 

From: KE7GFZ@... [mailto:KE7GFZ@...] On Behalf Of Martin Tuip
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 9:01 AM
To: KE7GFZ@...
Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

FWIW .. my QTH was probably the furthest away from the Duvall repeater and is obstructed by quite some hills/mountainous terrain.  The signal wasn’t as strong and waving in and out slightly.  I attributed that maybe to the strong winds at my location (15mph+) wreaking havoc at my antenna or simply geography.

 

 

Martin

KG7HAX

 

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 7:47 AM

Subject: KE7GFZ � Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Re: KE7GFZ ? Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: SnoVARC weekly Net on Club Repeaters, 1/9/2014, 8:00 pm

 

 

I noticed the same thing but could still get the net. Almost like the repeater power dropped out and was getting a lot of static. My QTH is about the closest as anyone to the site almost seemed to happen when my power went out or about that time, was clean at the start.

Dan, do you know if the repeater was charging at the time and if the power fail could have had something to do with it? I was getting most people clearer on the input using the HT in the house especially you.

Ken Kosters

C 425-260-1215

Sent from iPhone

 


On Jan 10, 2014, at 6:43 AM, <Jandjam@...> wrote:

 

I too had a very hard time with the net last night. I heard the repeater strongly just before 8:00 and then when the net was supposed to start, nothing..Walked around thinking it might be multipath, grabbed the 3 other radios on-site and was only able to hear a scattered word or two, on both Duvall and Carnation. Definitely could not be heard, tried to check in a couple times. Was it the weather? Low cloud cover and windy.

David

KG7HIN

Snoqualmie