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Email attachments and Files on Groups.io

Paul Wilson
 

As some have noted, the AARC-Public list is set to strip attachments from
posts--and it will remain so. As an alternative, I have granted members
full read/write access to the "files" section on groups.io. You can post
files you want to post there.

Paul / KI4PW / AARC Secretary

Link to one-page PDF excerpt of ARES E-Letter on APEX2019

Michael Callaham
 

Gary KC5QCN said at the meeting last night that a one-page PDF excerptof the ARES E-Letter showing only the article on APEX2019 is on thePARC web site. It's at
http://www.k4af.org/MARS/ARRL%20ARES%20E-Letter%20May%2015,%202019.pdf
If that URI is garbled, visit

http://www.k4af.org/MARS/Archive_Items.htm

and look for the link named "ARRL ARES E-Letter May 15, 2019" .

145.47 OtA

Roy Nickelson
 

Due to PF in Ballston area. 449.325 is up.
Roy
AI4GO

8 Meter Ham Band Proposal

Benn Kobb
 

Michi Bradley KU3N of Riverton MD has proposed to FCC a new 40 MHz ham band.

Her reasoning and background of this proposal are covered in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFGxzUUB2QI

Re: 8 Meter Ham Band Proposal

John Person
 

Thanks, Benn!
Jack Person
W2JWP

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

Michi Bradley KU3N of Riverton MD has proposed to FCC a new 40 MHz ham
band.

Her reasoning and background of this proposal are covered in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFGxzUUB2QI



Re: 8 Meter Ham Band Proposal

Paul Wilson
 

Here's link to the FCC petition for rulemaking.

https://recnet.net/fcc/8_meter_PRM.pdf

73 Paul / KI4PW

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 10:49 PM John Person <john.person@...>
wrote:

Thanks, Benn!
Jack Person
W2JWP

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

Michi Bradley KU3N of Riverton MD has proposed to FCC a new 40 MHz ham
band.

Her reasoning and background of this proposal are covered in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFGxzUUB2QI





June Meeting Program: SSTV for Disaster Assessment

Michael Callaham
 

The next regular meeting will be June 18 at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School starting at 7 pm. Gary Sessums, KC5QCN, Arlington Amateur Radio Club Activities Chairman and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Emergency Coordinator for Arlington County, will give a presentation on "Slow Scan Television (SSTV) for Disaster Assessment," explaining and demonstrating how SSTV may be used over Amateur Radio when landlines and cellphone services are unavailable.

KD2MYE seeks help reaching W4WVP 2-meter repeater using Baofeng and CHIRP

Michael Callaham
 

Jason KD2MYE moved to Arlington two months ago. He seeks help contacting our W4WVP 2-meter repeater using a Baofeng transceiver. He can program it using CHIRP. I don't know where in Arlington Jason is, but, if you can help, you can email him at jasonodoom -at- gmail -dot- com .
73,--Mike nw3v

Re: KD2MYE seeks help reaching W4WVP 2-meter repeater usingBaofeng and CHIRP

km4llf
 

I will upload a basic CHIRP file to the files section on Groups.io.

The file has local repeaters in Arlington and Alexandria, as well as the simplex frequencies. A “U” suffix on the repeaters call sign denotes that it’s UHF.

73,
Paul Wilson / KM4LLF
AARC Secretary

From: Michael Callaham via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:35 PM
To: AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io
Subject: [AARC-PUBLIC] KD2MYE seeks help reaching W4WVP 2-meter repeater usingBaofeng and CHIRP

Jason KD2MYE moved to Arlington two months ago. He seeks help contacting our W4WVP 2-meter repeater using a Baofeng transceiver. He can program it using CHIRP. I don't know where in Arlington Jason is, but, if you can help, you can email him at jasonodoom -at- gmail -dot- com .
73,--Mike nw3v

New file uploaded to AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io

AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io Notification <AARC-PUBLIC+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io group.

File: Baofeng_UV-5R_20190609_CORRECTED.img

Uploaded By: DrZ1953

Description:
This is a CORRECTED file, Channel 5 Simplex needed changing. Simplex is normally done on output of repeater - NOT INPUT-. Repeater would be DOWN. All channels in this image now look good. S or Simplex is simplex and U indicates UHF. 145.47 rptr Arlington is your channel #2.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/AARC-PUBLIC/files/Baofeng_UV-5R_20190609_CORRECTED.img

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team

AARC June meeting notice

Paul Wilson
 

Please join us for the June meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

Date and time: June 18, 2019, 7 p.m.

Place: St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St, Arlington, Va.

Talk-in: W4WVP/R, 145.470 MHz, -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2

Program: Slow-Scan TV for Emergency Communications, by Gary, KC5QCN

Re: New file uploaded to AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io

Paul Wilson KI4PW
 

Well, now I need my own correction. Ch 5 is a pre-programmed "reverse" that lets me listen on the repeater's input. Like everything else on the Baofeng, "reverse" is menu-driven. No handy-dandy button as on the Yaesu.

In any event, people are free to use the CHIRP files in any way they see fit. I have only programmed the radio for repeaters I can access with a handheld from my home. I didn't put in any of the DC repeaters (must of which appear to have near zero activity as far as I can tell.) Your Mileage May Vary.

W4HFH Field Day plan and operator sign-up instructions from KI4D

Michael Callaham
 

Don KI4D, Field Day planner for the Alexandria Radio Club Field Day station W4HFH, emailed the following text this morning to
Alexandria Radio Club members and myself. I have obtained Don's permission to publish it here:
::::

At the Club monthly meeting last Friday night I briefed preparations for Field Day 2019, see links below. The Field Day 2019 Planning Group has put together plans for a strong Field Day weekend.  However, to complete this effort we need everyone to turnout in order to demonstrate our full strength and capabilities to the public.  This is also important because we are taking 65th Anniversary group photos, including families.  We don’t want to miss anyone in the photos.  And the food will have an excellent VIP treatment.  As you may know, in addition to our traditional Field Day activities, we have put a lot of emphasis on celebrating our 65th Anniversary, including designing a Club shirt highlighting the 65th Anniversary.  Also, a major effort has been made to invite public officials and the public using the media.  The “kick-off” of the Anniversary celebration will feature a cake cutting ceremony and the reading of a proclamation in honor of the Alexandria Radio Club given by the City of Alexandria.  The  Field Day operation will be designated as class 7A. The station setup will consist of  CW, digital, and phone HF stations, as well as VHF/UHF and GOTA (Get on the Air) stations.  The GOTA station is specifically designed to educate the public and allow  visitors to try their hand at operating a station.   Digital mode operations, meaning computer-to- computer communications via radio is a new area for Club endeavor this year.  As you may know the ARRL awards 2 points for each digital mode contact during Field Day, so we will be able to take advantage of the 2-points per contact rule this year.  During this period of relatively poor HF propagation, digital modes offer the best promise for contacts because they are far less affected by noise levels.  Taking advantage of this with a strong digital modes capability could improve our Field Day performance.  For improved performances on Field Day and for potential benefits to public emergency services, amateur radio clubs across the U.S. are increasingly using digital modes during Field Day.  To prepare for club digital modes operations we conducted digital modes practice operating sessions during April, May and early June. The other area of  emphasis this year is increasing opportunities for “hands-on” operating time for all participants.  In addition to ARC members, we look forward to Arlington Radio Club members joining us again this year for Field Day.  Alexandria CERT will also be joining us on Field Day.  The goal is not only to draw maximum attendance and interest, but to keep those in attendance busy around the clock.  We hope to achieve this in part by conducting a sign-up for operators. Needless to say, your kind cooperation is essential to make the operator sign-up system work.  Operator sign-up Instructions and rules are as follows: 
- Operating slots will be 1 hour.
- Operators should only select up to two (2) contiguous slots on the same band/mode.
- Operators should only select up to eight (8) slots per day, prior to The Event, providing Rule #2 is observed.
- At the end of your assigned operating slot, please relinquish it to the next operator; if that operator does not show up, you may continue to operate.
- If during your operating slot, you decide you want to quit, please try to find another operator to fill in the rest of the slot.
- The online schedule will be closed Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm EDT.
- The online schedule will be printed out and brought to the Field Day site on Saturday, June 22.  Operators may choose any open slots by manually writing their call in that slot.
- Any scheduling issues/questions will be settled by KI4D, the Field Day Chairman.
- Remember, if it is not your turn, there may be an open slot available elsewhere. We urge you to fill those in if you would still like to be active.  There will likely be fewer open operating slots during the day and more at night. The goal also is to keep ALL stations operating continuously throughout the 24 hour period.
 Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank those Club members who came out to contribute to the planning success for Field Day 2019.  They are: Mark Bonanno (KM4GML), William Wilson (KM4KLK), Scott Granado (KM4RDR), Bjorn Jernudd (KC3AOO), Jay Orbin (KV3W), Erik Misavage (KI4BXU), Nick Clevenger (KK4ODQ), Jack Hranicky (K5OTZ), Ian Keith (N8IK), Roy Wright (K4AXQ), Ed Bradshaw (W4EDS), Ted Einersen (W9TCE), Carol Myers (KN4LLL), and Rick & Karen Bunn (N4ASX). Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support. Don Lewis, KI4D2019 Field Day Coordinator, Alexandria Radio Club LINKS:To view the Field Day planning briefing click on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hydOfyao8HAGt-VewAxwhjZTL0oevrJI/view?usp=sharingTo sign up as an operator click on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1za48Nxi6i9TminmiEOf-6xUfzvXdh9xy/view?usp=sharing ::::--Mike, nw3v

Corrected (unwrapped) links for W4HFH Field Day briefing and operator sign-up

Michael Callaham
 

New W4HFH FD operator sign-up link

Michael Callaham
 

Last night Don KI4D wrote that one should use the link
https://tinyurl.com/y4eeh7ujto sign up for Field Day operating time. It works for me.
73,--Mike nw3v

New W4HFH FD operator sign-up link (unwrapped)

Michael Callaham
 

Last night Don KI4D wrote that one should use the link
 

https://tinyurl.com/y4eeh7uj


to sign up for Field Day operating time. It works for me.73,--Mike nw3v

Field Day 2019 and link to photo gallery

Michael Callaham
 

The Arlington Amateur Radio Club home page has been updated with a note on the Field Day 2019 operation of the Alexandria Radio Club, which Arlington Amateur Radio Club members attended. The note includes a link to a web site with photos of the event.

8-Meter Amateur Band Petition

Benn Kobb
 

The FCC has accepted for filing a Petition for Rulemaking to create an amateur allocation in the 40 MHz spectrum.

This means that the petition passed basic tests of acceptability, and is open for public comment to the FCC for the next 30 days.

The FCC assigned the petition number RM-11843. That number must appear on any comments. The petitioner KU3N of Riverton MD has placed it on her website at this link:

https://recnet.net/fcc/8_meter_PRM.pdf

W4WVP 70-cm repeater is inoperative, perhaps for three weeks

Michael Callaham
 

Yesterday Al K4ZB noticed that the W4WVP 70-cm repeater was inoperative. Later, about 5 pm ET, I was able to raise the repeater, but only temporarily. Al, at the site now with the landlord's Chief Engineer, says the repeater is shut down to to permit workers to safely install the landlord's TV transmitter antenna, a process that could take up to three weeks.

Thanks to Al.
73,--Mike NW3V, W4WVP Trustee

Re: W4WVP 70-cm repeater is inoperative, perhaps for three weeks

Paul Wilson
 

I've heard announcements over the air that WETA-FM is operating on reduced
power, during dayllght hours, through mid-July, due to tower work.

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:55 PM Michael Callaham via Groups.Io <vze32sw5=
verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Yesterday Al K4ZB noticed that the W4WVP 70-cm repeater was inoperative.
Later, about 5 pm ET, I was able to raise the repeater, but only
temporarily. Al, at the site now with the landlord's Chief Engineer, says
the repeater is shut down to to permit workers to safely install the
landlord's TV transmitter antenna, a process that could take up to three
weeks.

Thanks to Al.
73,--Mike NW3V, W4WVP Trustee