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Re: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

Robin Amundson
 

Excellent idea keying characters at a faster speed but spacing as if a slower rate. That way we hear them as a whole. 



Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 27, 2017, at 6:34 PM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Good idea to share some idea of skill set!  I’ve been practicing matching the ARRL practice files and transmissions - characters sent at 15wpm spaced out to about 5wpm or 7.5wpm.  I will try to match to what I’m hearing.

I’ll have the vhf/uhf on and tuned to the cougar repeater as a side channel if needed.

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

On Dec 27, 2017, at 6:25 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Dan,
I am sure you meant 3.550, not 9.550. I will be listening and sending. Thank you for organizing. I am good listening at 13 wpm but I will send at any desired speed.
Robin, WA7CPA

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 6:18 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

Sent to the wrong address.  Sorry the message is arriving late.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

From: Dan Pflugrath [mailto:dpflugrath@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:57 PM
To: 'KE7GFZ@groups.io'
Subject: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

 

I will be listening for anyone who wants to have some Morse code practice this evening at 7PM on 80 meters and again on Thursday evening 7PM before the SNOVARC net.  Frequency about 9.550 mHz.  If the frequency is busy then listen down in frequency between 3.540 and 3.550 mHz.

 

I have never been on a CW net and do not know the protocol but will ask for anyone who wants to participate by sending QRZ KA7GPP at ~ 5 wpm.  Please send at the speed you would like to receive and we will do our best to match and pace.

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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Re: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Good idea to share some idea of skill set!  I’ve been practicing matching the ARRL practice files and transmissions - characters sent at 15wpm spaced out to about 5wpm or 7.5wpm.  I will try to match to what I’m hearing.

I’ll have the vhf/uhf on and tuned to the cougar repeater as a side channel if needed.

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

On Dec 27, 2017, at 6:25 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Dan,
I am sure you meant 3.550, not 9.550. I will be listening and sending. Thank you for organizing. I am good listening at 13 wpm but I will send at any desired speed.
Robin, WA7CPA

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 6:18 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

Sent to the wrong address.  Sorry the message is arriving late.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

From: Dan Pflugrath [mailto:dpflugrath@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:57 PM
To: 'KE7GFZ@groups.io'
Subject: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

 

I will be listening for anyone who wants to have some Morse code practice this evening at 7PM on 80 meters and again on Thursday evening 7PM before the SNOVARC net.  Frequency about 9.550 mHz.  If the frequency is busy then listen down in frequency between 3.540 and 3.550 mHz.

 

I have never been on a CW net and do not know the protocol but will ask for anyone who wants to participate by sending QRZ KA7GPP at ~ 5 wpm.  Please send at the speed you would like to receive and we will do our best to match and pace.

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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Re: FW: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

Robin Amundson
 

Dan,
I am sure you meant 3.550, not 9.550. I will be listening and sending. Thank you for organizing. I am good listening at 13 wpm but I will send at any desired speed.
Robin, WA7CPA

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 6:18 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

Sent to the wrong address.  Sorry the message is arriving late.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

From: Dan Pflugrath [mailto:dpflugrath@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:57 PM
To: 'KE7GFZ@groups.io'
Subject: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

 

I will be listening for anyone who wants to have some Morse code practice this evening at 7PM on 80 meters and again on Thursday evening 7PM before the SNOVARC net.  Frequency about 9.550 mHz.  If the frequency is busy then listen down in frequency between 3.540 and 3.550 mHz.

 

I have never been on a CW net and do not know the protocol but will ask for anyone who wants to participate by sending QRZ KA7GPP at ~ 5 wpm.  Please send at the speed you would like to receive and we will do our best to match and pace.

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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Re: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I will for sure try to participate.  I’m a little confused, as 9.550 seems a weird frequency as it’s not in any band.  Is that a typo for 3.550?

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

On Dec 27, 2017, at 6:18 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

Sent to the wrong address.  Sorry the message is arriving late.
 
73,
Dan KA7GPP
 
From: Dan Pflugrath [mailto:dpflugrath@...] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:57 PM
To: 'KE7GFZ@groups.io'
Subject: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM
 
I will be listening for anyone who wants to have some Morse code practice this evening at 7PM on 80 meters and again on Thursday evening 7PM before the SNOVARC net.  Frequency about 9.550 mHz.  If the frequency is busy then listen down in frequency between 3.540 and 3.550 mHz.
 
I have never been on a CW net and do not know the protocol but will ask for anyone who wants to participate by sending QRZ KA7GPP at ~ 5 wpm.  Please send at the speed you would like to receive and we will do our best to match and pace.
 
73,
Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP
425-941-2339
 
 


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FW: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

Dan Pflugrath
 

Sent to the wrong address.  Sorry the message is arriving late.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

From: Dan Pflugrath [mailto:dpflugrath@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:57 PM
To: 'KE7GFZ@groups.io'
Subject: Morse Code Practice Tonight and Thursday night 7PM

 

I will be listening for anyone who wants to have some Morse code practice this evening at 7PM on 80 meters and again on Thursday evening 7PM before the SNOVARC net.  Frequency about 9.550 mHz.  If the frequency is busy then listen down in frequency between 3.540 and 3.550 mHz.

 

I have never been on a CW net and do not know the protocol but will ask for anyone who wants to participate by sending QRZ KA7GPP at ~ 5 wpm.  Please send at the speed you would like to receive and we will do our best to match and pace.

 

73,

Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP

dpflugrath@...

425-941-2339

 

 



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Re: CW

Robin Amundson
 

I am only hearing CW on USB. Dead when set to CW mode. Of course, I cannot transmit CW when set to USB. I finally have time to try to figure out why. Going through KX3 manual and looking online for others with this issue. Hope to resolve it today for our CW QSO whenever it is scheduled. I missed the Rookie CW contest because of this. I must have inadvertently changed some settings at some point... 
Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Robin

Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Shawn / K7ATA
 

that's about 4x pricier than what I was looking at....

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 12/23/2017 8:21 PM, Benjamin Thompson wrote:
Have you guys heard of Show Me Cables? You can build custom cables. Not sure how the pricing is compared to other options you have been looking at, but BNC male and RG174 is available (as well as other options).

Image

-Benjamin Thompson, sent from my phone.
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*From:* snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, December 23, 2017 4:33:05 PM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
One thing to keep in mind.  For this application a really nice to have is RG174 coax, very flexible and not bulky.I really like the idea of buying coax with the connectors already installed. So far I have not found the RG174 coax with BNC male on both ends in a length from 6 to 10 feet.I found a site on eBay with a 20 foot RG174 coax with BNC's installed that I contacted for a 6 foot length quote.Also an eBay link below is for the adapters sma to bnc both genders.Here is a SMA Male to SMA Female 6 foot using RG174 that looks good. sma+female+to+sma+female+6+feet <https://www.amazon.com/RP-SMA-Female-Antenna-Extension-Cable/dp/B0085X3PRE/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1513228686&sr=8-15&keywords=sma+female+to+sma+female+6+feet>SMA Female to SMA Male RG174 Extension Coaxial Cable 6ft <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003NPUBEE/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3341940462&pd_rd_wg=738qG&pf_rd_r=7T7T2TFEC5J25QTAWG1M&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-bottom-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B003NPUBEE&pd_rd_w=zbsCQ&pf_rd_i=null&pd_rd_r=1829fbf2-8ae1-4>Here a link I found on eBay.  They have available both adapters for $1.99 each and ship from the US/1x-SMA-Male-Female-To-BNC-Male-Female-Jack-Plug-COAX-RF-Connector-Adapter <https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-SMA-Male-Female-To-BNC-Male-Female-Jack-Plug-COAX-RF-Connector-Adapter-US/131370788392?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=430701163972&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649>

73,

Dan KA7GPP

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:21 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

If we got something like this; https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000511G0/ , and everyone ordered the BNC adapter that adapts to their own radio, we would be in great shape.

--Shawn

--K7ATA

On 12/12/2017 9:52 PM, Dan Pflugrath wrote:

I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already
attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real
plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax
and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.
Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.
SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each
<https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA64JRSYTRERAS&field-
keywords=SMA+female+Connector+Straight+Crimp+RG316+RG174>
BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each
<https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-BNC-Male-Crimp-for-RG174-RG179-RG316
-LMR100-Cable-Connector-USA-Seller/332094969265?hash=item4d526715b1:g:
EegAAOSw4YdYyy2R:sc:USPSFirstClass%2198223%21US%21-1>
RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot
<https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-RG174-Coax-Coaxial-Cable/dp/B0107RF9
2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513142704&sr=1-1&keywords=RG1
74>
Dan KA7GPP
*From:*snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Mark Kenworthy
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
I’d just get something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00M
AVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R
2X4HC735PXM
And cut it in half for two of the kits.
Mark
*From:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
<mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

[mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
*Sent:* Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
<mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of
times for pl-259s.
BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and
I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy
to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).
RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!
My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC
connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio
needs.
One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable
with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.
-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!
     On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...
     <mailto:dpflugrath@...>> wrote:
     I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern
     and could use some recommendations.
     The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X
     20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2
     inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.
     RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an
     easy choice.
     The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three
     flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R
     needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other
     models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can
     easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a
     challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).
     For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two
     adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try
     the Handi-Finder with most any radio.
     When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can
     get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax
     and connectors.
     Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly
     experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.
     Dan KA7GPP
     *From:*snovarc@groups.io
     <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>[mailto:snovarc@groups.io]*On Behalf
     Of*Dan Pflugrath
     *Sent:*Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
     *To:*snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
     *Subject:*[snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
     We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will
     need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction
     finders to find the fox (transmitter). Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox
     transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we
     need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have
     some fun with it.
     I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to
     assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF
     & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the
     links below for an explanation.
     This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch
     and also has a good tutorial for how it works.
     A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting
     <http://www3.sympatico.ca/blacklake/tdoa.htm>
     This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.
     Handi-Finder Kit <http://www.handi-finder.com/>
     My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a
     discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each
     reimburse club.
     We can discuss this during our January meeting.
     73,
     Dan KA7GPP
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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Benjamin Thompson
 

Have you guys heard of Show Me Cables? You can build custom cables. Not sure how the pricing is compared to other options you have been looking at, but BNC male and RG174 is available (as well as other options).

Image

-Benjamin Thompson, sent from my phone.


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 4:33:05 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
 
One thing to keep in mind.  For this application a really nice to have is RG174 coax, very flexible and not bulky.I really like the idea of buying coax with the connectors already installed.  So far I have not found the RG174 coax with BNC male on both ends in a length from 6 to 10 feet.I found a site on eBay with a 20 foot RG174 coax with BNC's installed that I contacted for a 6 foot length quote.Also an eBay link below is for the adapters sma to bnc both genders.  Here is a SMA Male to SMA Female 6 foot using RG174 that looks good. sma+female+to+sma+female+6+feetSMA Female to SMA Male RG174 Extension Coaxial Cable 6ft  Here a link I found on eBay.  They have available both adapters for $1.99 each and ship from the US/1x-SMA-Male-Female-To-BNC-Male-Female-Jack-Plug-COAX-RF-Connector-Adapter

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:21 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

If we got something like this; https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000511G0/ , and everyone ordered the BNC adapter that adapts to their own radio, we would be in great shape.

 

 

--Shawn

--K7ATA

 

On 12/12/2017 9:52 PM, Dan Pflugrath wrote:

> I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already

> attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real

> plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax

> and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.

> Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.

> SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each

> <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA64JRSYTRERAS&field-

> keywords=SMA+female+Connector+Straight+Crimp+RG316+RG174>

> BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each

> <https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-BNC-Male-Crimp-for-RG174-RG179-RG316

> -LMR100-Cable-Connector-USA-Seller/332094969265?hash=item4d526715b1:g:

> EegAAOSw4YdYyy2R:sc:USPSFirstClass%2198223%21US%21-1>

> RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot

> <https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-RG174-Coax-Coaxial-Cable/dp/B0107RF9

> 2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513142704&sr=1-1&keywords=RG1

> 74>

> Dan KA7GPP

> *From:*snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of

> *Mark Kenworthy

> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM

> *To:* snovarc@groups.io

> *Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

> I’d just get something like this:

> https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00M

> AVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R

> 2X4HC735PXM

> And cut it in half for two of the kits.

> Mark

> *From:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

> [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Paul Butzi (W7PFB)

> *Sent:* Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM

> *To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

> *Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

> I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of

> times for pl-259s.

> BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and

> I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy

> to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

> RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

> My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC

> connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio

> needs.

> One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable

> with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

> -p W7PFB

> 73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

>     On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...

>     <mailto:dpflugrath@...>> wrote:

>     I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern

>     and could use some recommendations.

>     The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X

>     20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2

>     inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

>     RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an

>     easy choice.

>     The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three

>     flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R

>     needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other

>     models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can

>     easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a

>     challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

>     For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two

>     adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try

>     the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

>     When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can

>     get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax

>     and connectors.

>     Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly

>     experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

>     Dan KA7GPP

>     *From:*snovarc@groups.io

>     <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>[mailto:snovarc@groups.io]*On Behalf

>     Of*Dan Pflugrath

>     *Sent:*Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM

>     *To:*snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

>     *Subject:*[snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

>     We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will

>     need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction

>     finders to find the fox (transmitter). Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox

>     transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we

>     need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have

>     some fun with it.

>     I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to

>     assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF

>     & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the

>     links below for an explanation.

>     This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch

>     and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

>     A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting

>     <http://www3.sympatico.ca/blacklake/tdoa.htm>

>     This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

>     Handi-Finder Kit <http://www.handi-finder.com/>

>     My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a

>     discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each

>     reimburse club.

>     We can discuss this during our January meeting.

>     73,

>     Dan KA7GPP

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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Dan Pflugrath
 

One thing to keep in mind.  For this application a really nice to have is RG174 coax, very flexible and not bulky.I really like the idea of buying coax with the connectors already installed.  So far I have not found the RG174 coax with BNC male on both ends in a length from 6 to 10 feet.I found a site on eBay with a 20 foot RG174 coax with BNC's installed that I contacted for a 6 foot length quote.Also an eBay link below is for the adapters sma to bnc both genders.  Here is a SMA Male to SMA Female 6 foot using RG174 that looks good. sma+female+to+sma+female+6+feetSMA Female to SMA Male RG174 Extension Coaxial Cable 6ft  Here a link I found on eBay.  They have available both adapters for $1.99 each and ship from the US/1x-SMA-Male-Female-To-BNC-Male-Female-Jack-Plug-COAX-RF-Connector-Adapter

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:21 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

If we got something like this; https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000511G0/ , and everyone ordered the BNC adapter that adapts to their own radio, we would be in great shape.

 

 

--Shawn

--K7ATA

 

On 12/12/2017 9:52 PM, Dan Pflugrath wrote:

> I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already

> attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real

> plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax

> and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.

> Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.

> SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each

> <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA64JRSYTRERAS&field-

> keywords=SMA+female+Connector+Straight+Crimp+RG316+RG174>

> BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each

> <https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-BNC-Male-Crimp-for-RG174-RG179-RG316

> -LMR100-Cable-Connector-USA-Seller/332094969265?hash=item4d526715b1:g:

> EegAAOSw4YdYyy2R:sc:USPSFirstClass%2198223%21US%21-1>

> RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot

> <https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-RG174-Coax-Coaxial-Cable/dp/B0107RF9

> 2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513142704&sr=1-1&keywords=RG1

> 74>

> Dan KA7GPP

> *From:*snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of

> *Mark Kenworthy

> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM

> *To:* snovarc@groups.io

> *Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

> I’d just get something like this:

> https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00M

> AVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R

> 2X4HC735PXM

> And cut it in half for two of the kits.

> Mark

> *From:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

> [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Paul Butzi (W7PFB)

> *Sent:* Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM

> *To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

> *Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

> I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of

> times for pl-259s.

> BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and

> I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy

> to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

> RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

> My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC

> connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio

> needs.

> One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable

> with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

> -p W7PFB

> 73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

>     On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...

>     <mailto:dpflugrath@...>> wrote:

>     I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern

>     and could use some recommendations.

>     The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X

>     20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2

>     inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

>     RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an

>     easy choice.

>     The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three

>     flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R

>     needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other

>     models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can

>     easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a

>     challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

>     For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two

>     adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try

>     the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

>     When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can

>     get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax

>     and connectors.

>     Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly

>     experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

>     Dan KA7GPP

>     *From:*snovarc@groups.io

>     <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>[mailto:snovarc@groups.io]*On Behalf

>     Of*Dan Pflugrath

>     *Sent:*Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM

>     *To:*snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>

>     *Subject:*[snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

>     We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will

>     need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction

>     finders to find the fox (transmitter). Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox

>     transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we

>     need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have

>     some fun with it.

>     I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to

>     assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF

>     & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the

>     links below for an explanation.

>     This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch

>     and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

>     A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting

>     <http://www3.sympatico.ca/blacklake/tdoa.htm>

>     This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

>     Handi-Finder Kit <http://www.handi-finder.com/>

>     My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a

>     discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each

>     reimburse club.

>     We can discuss this during our January meeting.

>     73,

>     Dan KA7GPP

>     ____________________________________________________________

>     *1 Simple Trick Removes Eye Bags & Lip Lines in Seconds*

>     Fit Mom Daily

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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Mark Kenworthy
 

That's a good idea, keeps it universal.

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Shawn / K7ATA
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:21 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

If we got something like this; https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000511G0/ , and everyone ordered the BNC adapter that adapts to their own radio, we would be in great shape.


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 12/12/2017 9:52 PM, Dan Pflugrath wrote:

I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already
attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real
plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax
and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.

Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.

SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each
<https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA64JRSYTRERAS&field-
keywords=SMA+female+Connector+Straight+Crimp+RG316+RG174>

BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each
<https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-BNC-Male-Crimp-for-RG174-RG179-RG316
-LMR100-Cable-Connector-USA-Seller/332094969265?hash=item4d526715b1:g:
EegAAOSw4YdYyy2R:sc:USPSFirstClass%2198223%21US%21-1>

RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot
<https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-RG174-Coax-Coaxial-Cable/dp/B0107RF9
2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513142704&sr=1-1&keywords=RG1
74>


Dan KA7GPP

*From:*snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Mark Kenworthy
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

I’d just get something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00M
AVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R
2X4HC735PXM

And cut it in half for two of the kits.

Mark

*From:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
[mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
*Sent:* Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of
times for pl-259s.

BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and
I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy
to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC
connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio
needs.

One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable
with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

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

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...
<mailto:dpflugrath@...>> wrote:

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern
and could use some recommendations.

The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X
20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2
inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an
easy choice.

The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three
flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R
needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other
models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can
easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a
challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two
adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try
the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can
get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax
and connectors.

Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly
experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

Dan KA7GPP

*From:*snovarc@groups.io
<mailto:snovarc@groups.io>[mailto:snovarc@groups.io]*On Behalf
Of*Dan Pflugrath
*Sent:*Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
*To:*snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
*Subject:*[snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will
need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction
finders to find the fox (transmitter). Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox
transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we
need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have
some fun with it.

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to
assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF
& VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the
links below for an explanation.

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch
and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting
<http://www3.sympatico.ca/blacklake/tdoa.htm>

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

Handi-Finder Kit <http://www.handi-finder.com/>

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a
discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each
reimburse club.

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

73,

Dan KA7GPP



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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Shawn / K7ATA
 

If we got something like this; https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000511G0/ , and everyone ordered the BNC adapter that adapts to their own radio, we would be in great shape.


--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 12/12/2017 9:52 PM, Dan Pflugrath wrote:

I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.

Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.

SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA64JRSYTRERAS&field-keywords=SMA+female+Connector+Straight+Crimp+RG316+RG174>

BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each <https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SETS-BNC-Male-Crimp-for-RG174-RG179-RG316-LMR100-Cable-Connector-USA-Seller/332094969265?hash=item4d526715b1:g:EegAAOSw4YdYyy2R:sc:USPSFirstClass%2198223%21US%21-1>

RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot <https://www.amazon.com/Eightwood-RG174-Coax-Coaxial-Cable/dp/B0107RF92E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513142704&sr=1-1&keywords=RG174>

Dan KA7GPP

*From:*snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Mark Kenworthy
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

I’d just get something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00MAVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R2X4HC735PXM

And cut it in half for two of the kits.

Mark

*From:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io> [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
*Sent:* Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM
*To:* snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of times for pl-259s.

BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio needs.

One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

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

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...
<mailto:dpflugrath@...>> wrote:

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern
and could use some recommendations.

The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X
20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2
inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an
easy choice.

The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three
flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R
needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other
models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can
easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a
challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two
adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try
the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can
get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax
and connectors.

Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly
experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

Dan KA7GPP

*From:*snovarc@groups.io
<mailto:snovarc@groups.io>[mailto:snovarc@groups.io]*On Behalf
Of*Dan Pflugrath
*Sent:*Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
*To:*snovarc@groups.io <mailto:snovarc@groups.io>
*Subject:*[snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will
need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction
finders to find the fox (transmitter). Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox
transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we
need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have
some fun with it.

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to
assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF
& VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the
links below for an explanation.

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch
and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting
<http://www3.sympatico.ca/blacklake/tdoa.htm>

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

Handi-Finder Kit <http://www.handi-finder.com/>

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a
discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each
reimburse club.

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

73,

Dan KA7GPP



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Re: CW

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hi all:

I would be interested in a little CW during the holidays. Most evenings should be OK.

Tom

In a message dated 12/20/2017 8:22:04 AM Pacific Standard Time, w7pfb@... writes:

Last night on the Newbie Net I mentioned my progress on learning morse code. I’m at the point where I’m about ready to take a swing at actually having a QSO over the air.

Dan and Robin both said they had some time over the holidays when they could schedule qso’s. Dan suggested an email thread on the club mailing list might bring out some other people who are ready to give it a try or to dust off their cw skills.

Here’s a chance to get past the hurdle of the cw equivalent of mike fright - would that be key fright? Anyway you could get on the air with cw and feel confident that when you goof up, the person on the other end is laughing with you rather than at you. No need to go fast. No pressure.

I’m available much of the time between Christmas and New Years. If anyone is interested just respond here with your availability and we can line up some sched qso’s.

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




Re: CW

kf7tua@yahoo.com
 

Paul,

I think this is a great idea and would love to schedule a QSO. We have company coming into town over the holidays, but I think I will be available on the 27th and 28th. When the plans firm up I will send out a follow up email. In the mean time, Merry Christmas!

Dick
KF7TUA

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 20, 2017, at 8:21 AM, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:

Last night on the Newbie Net I mentioned my progress on learning morse code. I’m at the point where I’m about ready to take a swing at actually having a QSO over the air.

Dan and Robin both said they had some time over the holidays when they could schedule qso’s. Dan suggested an email thread on the club mailing list might bring out some other people who are ready to give it a try or to dust off their cw skills.

Here’s a chance to get past the hurdle of the cw equivalent of mike fright - would that be key fright? Anyway you could get on the air with cw and feel confident that when you goof up, the person on the other end is laughing with you rather than at you. No need to go fast. No pressure.

I’m available much of the time between Christmas and New Years. If anyone is interested just respond here with your availability and we can line up some sched qso’s.

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



CW

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Last night on the Newbie Net I mentioned my progress on learning morse code. I’m at the point where I’m about ready to take a swing at actually having a QSO over the air.

Dan and Robin both said they had some time over the holidays when they could schedule qso’s. Dan suggested an email thread on the club mailing list might bring out some other people who are ready to give it a try or to dust off their cw skills.

Here’s a chance to get past the hurdle of the cw equivalent of mike fright - would that be key fright? Anyway you could get on the air with cw and feel confident that when you goof up, the person on the other end is laughing with you rather than at you. No need to go fast. No pressure.

I’m available much of the time between Christmas and New Years. If anyone is interested just respond here with your availability and we can line up some sched qso’s.

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

Winlink 2000 packet nodes and Eastside FireCorps/Sammamish ARC

Robin Amundson
 

Passing along a copy/paste from an email I received from Jim Carson, WT8P.

Robin,

Two additional repeaters used by Eastside FireCorps/Sammamish ARC:
 
Cougar Mountain KC7RAS 440.250 + PL 103.5 - Weekly net Sunday at 19:00
Cougar Mountain N7ERP   147.100 + PL 103.5
 
There are also three operational Winlink 2000 packet nodes, all simplex:
  • W7EFR-10 144.95
  • W7EFR-12 145.63
  • W7EFR-14 145.63
 
Propagation web site used by the WSJTX modes (FT8, JTx, etc): pskreporter.info/pskmap.html
 
Jim (WT8P)

Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Dan Pflugrath
 

I like the idea of getting something with the connectors already attached.  From my experience to have about 3 feet of coax is a real plus.  I am sure we could find a similar item with say 6 feet of coax and cut in half gives the 3 feet needed.

 

Another route is to attach a connector using something like these links.

SMA Male   SMA Female about $1 each

BNC for RG174 about $1.50 each

RG174 Coax  about $0.30 per foot

 

 

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Kenworthy
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:57 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

I’d just get something like this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-assembly-inches/dp/B00MAVTT4U/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9YJMSK87R2X4HC735PXM

 

And cut it in half for two of the kits.

 

Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of times for pl-259s.  

 

BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

 

RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

 

My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio needs.

 

One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

 

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

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

 

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern and could use some recommendations.

 

The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X 20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2 inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

 

RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an easy choice.

 

The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

 

For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

 

When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax and connectors.

 

Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Pflugrath
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction finders to find the fox (transmitter).  Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have some fun with it.

 

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the links below for an explanation.  

 

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

 

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

 

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each reimburse club.

 

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 



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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Mark Kenworthy
 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of times for pl-259s.  

 

BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

 

RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

 

My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio needs.

 

One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

 

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

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

 

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern and could use some recommendations.

 

The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X 20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2 inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

 

RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an easy choice.

 

The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

 

For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

 

When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax and connectors.

 

Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Pflugrath
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction finders to find the fox (transmitter).  Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have some fun with it.

 

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the links below for an explanation.  

 

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

 

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

 

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each reimburse club.

 

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 



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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I can do crimp connectors on rg8x no problem, done them a bunch of times for pl-259s.  

BNC connectors look fairly straightforward given the right tools, and I’d be delighted to learn how to to bnc connectors (and I’d be happy to buy the appropriate crimpers as well, if I haven’t already got one).

RG-174 I am unexperienced.  But it’s always worth learning!

My personal preference would be to build an antenna using a BNC connector, and then use adapters to go from BNC to whatever the radio needs.

One thing I have done in the past is cheat by buying a short cable with the connectors I need on each end and whacking it in half.

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

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@...> wrote:

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern and could use some recommendations.
 
The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X 20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2 inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.
 
RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an easy choice.
 
The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).
 
For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try the Handi-Finder with most any radio.
 
When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax and connectors.
 
Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.
Dan KA7GPP
 
 
 
From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Pflugrath
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer
 
We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction finders to find the fox (transmitter).  Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have some fun with it.
 
I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the links below for an explanation.  
 
This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch and also has a good tutorial for how it works.
 
This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.
 
My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each reimburse club.
 
We can discuss this during our January meeting.
 
73,
Dan KA7GPP
 
 



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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Dan Pflugrath
 

I received the Handi Finder kit this weekend and I have a concern and could use some recommendations.

 

The kit comes with everything but the wire for the antennas (2 X 20 inches like two coat hangers), a handle (like1-2 feet of 1/2 inch PVC pipe), coax  and the biggest challenge the connector.

 

RG-174 coax works best since it is light weight and flexible, an easy choice.

 

The connector is the most concern.  There are at least three flavors of connectors needed,  SMA-F, SMA-M and BNC.  YAESU FT-60R needs SMA-M,  Boafeng needs SMA-F,  Older radios use BNC, other models and brands most like will use one of the three.  We can easily get RG-174 coax but putting on the connector will be a challenge even for me (need volunteers to put on the connectors?).

 

For the kit I just received I will order a BNC-M connector and two adapters, one BNC-F to SMA-M and one BNC-F to SMA-F so we can try the Handi-Finder with most any radio.

 

When we finalize the list of who will want to build the kit we can get prices from Vetco and purchase them as one order for both coax and connectors.

 

Suggestions welcome.  Jesse W7JEB who has minimal assembly experience has volunteered to build this first kit for me.

Dan KA7GPP

 

 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Pflugrath
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:30 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction finders to find the fox (transmitter).  Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have some fun with it.

 

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the links below for an explanation. 

 

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

A TDOA Antenna Unit for Fox-Hunting

 

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

Handi-Finder Kit

 

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each reimburse club.

 

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP

 

 



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Re: Fox Hunt Next Summer

Mark Kenworthy
 

Okay, I’m happy to act as the aggregator of funds, if you’d like.  Looks like we have more than 10 interested parties, so that would be $27 each (free shipping).

 

Please let me know if you’d like me to do this.


Thanks,

 

Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lindy KG7IFA via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 9:11 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

Yes, we are incorporated with the state.

 

Taking donations is considered a service to PayPal.  And the dues for SnoVARC is considered a dues donation.  In fact, even if we provide a kit for a CERT member, we request a donation to cover our costs.  Because of the way we do our taxes for the non-profit, we don't 'sell' anything.  We request donations to cover costs so that all funds coming through CDCCC are donations.  Some of these donations are able to be tax deductible because no goods or services are provided that aren't provided to the public at large.  Our dues fall into this category because non-members are able to receive the same benefits as dues paying members.  But if a person receives a kit, the donation is not tax deductible.  But it is still counted as a donation on our books. 

 

I suggest that if PayPal is to be used for this SnoVARC purchase, it should be used to pay an individual as a friend (without fees).  Then that individual can collect the funds for this purchase and make it on behalf of all those interested.  This is isn't something CDCCC (and, therefore, SnoVARC) should do.

 

Lindy, KG7IFA

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...>
To: snovarc <snovarc@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 8:00 am
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

CDCCC (the umbrella org under which SNOVARC is organized) is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.  So it’s incorporated somewhere (probably WA state but it could be pretty much anywhere in the US) and is at least registered with the IRS to get 501(c)3 status.  Among other things this means that your dues and contributions to SNOVARC (or to CDCCC in general) are tax deductible.

 

None of this incorporation stuff is particularly important outside the sphere of taxes and finances and corporate governance but it certainly means that CDCCC (and thus SNOVARC) is NOT just a group of friends with a common interest.

 

In my experiences with Paypal for a non-profit I founded, I found Paypal’s treatment of non-profits to shabby and disgusting and I’ve avoided Paypal as much as possible ever since.  I’d suggest that SNOVARC would do well to steer a path well clear of Paypal.  That’s just my opinion, nothing more, but there it is.

 

-p W7PFB

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

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 7:42 AM, Mark Kenworthy <mark@...> wrote:

 

 

Goods and services are clearly separated from personal payments.  Our club is not selling goods or services, we are just a group of friends with a common interest.


Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Kenworthy
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:35 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer


Right, if the person doesn’t use the friends and family option, PayPal will take a fee.  I can only find that PayPal says it charges fees for selling goods and services, and does provide a small discount if a non-profit is selling goods and services.  If you have other information (e.g., “the agreement clearly states it as well”), I’d be interested to see that.

 

Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lindy KG7IFA via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 7:31 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

I agree with you, but this is the way PayPal seems to work.  We had a donation come via PayPal, and they took out their processing fee.  And the agreement clearly states it as well.  It is too bad....

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kenworthy <mark@...>
To: snovarc <snovarc@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 7:04 am
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

PayPal charges fees for selling.  What does SnoVARC sell?  Dues are not selling goods or services.  Group buys are not selling goods or services.  We are a group of friends in a club.  I think you are paying fees that you should not be paying.  There are many non-profits that sell products (e.g., Newman’s Own), but that’s not what SnoVARC is.

 

If SnoVARC did something like buy wholesale disaster kits and sell them at a profit, that would be a completely different story, but IMHO, the club should not pay fees where it is not selling goods or services.

 

Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lindy KG7IFA via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:40 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

CDCCC is a non-profit organization (of which SnoVARC is a part) and have signed up for PayPal in that context.  So although our fees are less than a for-profit organization pays, we still pay fees out of any payment coming to us from PayPal.

 

So someone can pay you through PayPal's friends and family program, but not SnoVARC.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kenworthy <mark@...>
To: snovarc <snovarc@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:44 am
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

Not if you use friends and family, and I think our social club qualifies as friends (e.g., not a business).

 

Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lindy KG7IFA via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:13 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

PayPal charges a fee to SnoVARC (CDCCC).  It is fine for a general non-solicited donation, but not for making payments.  However, bill-payment can be used via your checking account.  You'd need to allow extra days for that payment to be made.  But we are not charged a fee to receive payments that come directly from your checking account.

 

Lindy  

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Jacob <golferguy02@...>
To: snovarc <snovarc@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 9:31 am
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

If the club has challenges making PayPal work Mark, you can pay me and I’ll write a check for the both of us.

Let’s see what others say, but I’ll be your backup plan.

-Mike J

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Kenworthy
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:44 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

For those of us that are meeting-challenged (e.g., get up at 4AM), can we pay via PayPal?

 

Thanks,


Mark

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rowland
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:52 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

I am interested.  I am out of town and just saw this.  I agree we should collect monies at January meeting then order the kits that are paid for.  Makes things much smoother.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland Brasch

 

Rowland Brasch

K7RWB

SnoValley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) 

 

From: snovarc@groups.io [mailto:snovarc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Pflugrath
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:30 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Fox Hunt Next Summer

 

We have a fox hunt on the calendar for next August but we will need some equipment to turn our hand held radios into direction finders to find the fox (transmitter).  Ken Dempsey KE7ND has a fox transmitter we can use but if we really want to do fox hunting we need to make a small investment in our direction finding to have some fun with it.

 

I have tested a circuit that can be purchased in a simple to assemble kit that works very well over a wide frequency range (UHF & VHF).  It uses a method called Time Delay of Arrival.  Read the links below for an explanation. 

 

This link is for those who want to build their own from scratch and also has a good tutorial for how it works.

 

This link is for a simple to assemble kit for about $35.

 

My thought is to make a bulk buy for those interested  to get a discount.  I hope that the club can fund the purchase and we each reimburse club.

 

We can discuss this during our January meeting.

 

73,

Dan KA7GPP