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Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System, Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Evan Hand
 

I agree with Jack that as long as the topic is clear, it is easy enough to ignore.  In this case I view it as a reminder that we need to constantly prove our worth for not just the space to install gear, but more importantly, the allocation of spectrum.  It can start with getting kicked out of emergency services locations, to then questioning why there are so "few" who get value out of the spectrum, to not being able to have a hobby.  I know that is extreme, however it serves to let everyone know that we need to prove our worth to keep our current privileges.  They are not rights, and must be continuously earned.

My thoughts, you are entitled to your own.
73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System, Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Jack, W8TEE
 

I disagree Arv. I started a new thread specifically so I wouldn't tread on an existing post and members could judge their interest in the topic. Personally, I think every ham should care about the topic, but some won't, perhaps because they see it as a State problem and, hence, not affecting them. As I recall, HOA antenna restrictions started out the same way, and soon spread throughout the US. Anyway, I think my subject line clearly stated the thread's content and is more informative than a generic "info-topic" subject line would be. I think the additional details makes it easier for someone to simply erase the post if they're not interested.

Jack, W8TEE

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:19:09 PM EDT, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


Occasionally there are actions that have great potential to affect ham radio as a whole
but start as small local changes.  Maybe the topic for posts about these events should
be labeled "info-topic" so that those with very narrow fields of interest can avoid reading
them. 

We do have quite a few "off-topic" posts from time to time.  Maybe the solution would
be for moderators to allow the particular topic to run for a few days and then lock the
topic so that no more re-posts on that topic would be allowed.  This seems reasonable
but does potentially block later readers from commenting (good?, bad?).

Arv  K7HKL
_._


On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:01 PM Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:
As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?


--
Jack, W8TEE

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Jack, W8TEE
 

...which is exactly what my quoted material says. Transferring the responsibility to another agency begs the question: "Why?" Note how COES is passing the buck in your quote below and one should be asking why? If I were living in CA, I'd think this is a very BIG teapot. If I lived in OR or ID, I'd still see it as a huge teapot. From a legal precedent standpoint, I think all hams in any state who face similar leasing controls should be concerned, especially since the general public probably doesn't see or understand what's going on.

Jack, W8TEE

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:07:37 PM EDT, Terence Taylor <n6mon@...> wrote:


This is a tempest in a teapot. Please see the below information from our section manager:

The State of California has not made any determination we can find "that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit. "What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department.  That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use and tenants.  If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.
Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater.  If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected.


On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:29:19 AM PDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:


It’s amazing how news travels ala word of mouth or for the internet, social media gossip.  

 

This is what I originally read, then heard conflicting stories. I’m glad I hold reservations to anything I digest over the internet.

 

https://offgridsurvival.com/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit/

 

 

Joe

KD2NFC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:01 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

No, it's not a hoax and the ARRL has info posted on it:

 

ARRL officials who have also looked into the situation agree that it’s been blown out of proportion by parties with their own agendas.

“The State of California has not made any determination we can find ‘that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit,’” Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, is quoted on the Sacramento Valley Section website. “What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use, and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.”

“Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected,” Tiemstra added.

ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, has been responding to inquiries with the same message.

 

I find the section in yellow particularly nettlesome because it looks like a state-agency pissing contest is brewing and that is almost never good for the party in the middle.

 

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:55:23 AM EDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Jack,

 

I read that exact article and similar others on the web was a hoax. I really don’t want to dig up where I read this info, it was on other email lists or maybe even Facebook, but I did hear that this info was a hoax.

 

Joe

Kd2nfc

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

 

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:

 

 

As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

 

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

 

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

 

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP

 

On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

 


--
Jack, W8TEE

 


--
Jack, W8TEE

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System, Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Arv Evans
 

Occasionally there are actions that have great potential to affect ham radio as a whole
but start as small local changes.  Maybe the topic for posts about these events should
be labeled "info-topic" so that those with very narrow fields of interest can avoid reading
them. 

We do have quite a few "off-topic" posts from time to time.  Maybe the solution would
be for moderators to allow the particular topic to run for a few days and then lock the
topic so that no more re-posts on that topic would be allowed.  This seems reasonable
but does potentially block later readers from commenting (good?, bad?).

Arv  K7HKL
_._


On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:01 PM Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:
As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

Re: 80m transmit stopped working, all other bands fine #ubitx-help

Don - KM4UDX
 

Raj and Evan -- I am such an idiot.  It is toooo embarrassing to admit to the mistake I made.

As we all know, WSJT-X allows for setting of power level per band.  I always pay attention to these settings maximizing the prudent RF output per band.  Can you see where this is going? On 80m I failed to catch the low setting on the RF power level in WSJT-X. 

As soon as I use a keyer, not the WSJT-X tune,  the RF was there in abundance.   Am I an idiot? Yes. Is this embarrassing? Yes.

Is the mighty uBITX capable of 24/7 multiband operation for months and months? Well, clearly yes.

I will now slink into the corner....

Thank you all.

Don
km4udx

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Terence Taylor
 

This is a tempest in a teapot. Please see the below information from our section manager:

The State of California has not made any determination we can find "that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit. "What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department.  That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use and tenants.  If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.
Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater.  If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected.


On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:29:19 AM PDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:


It’s amazing how news travels ala word of mouth or for the internet, social media gossip.  

 

This is what I originally read, then heard conflicting stories. I’m glad I hold reservations to anything I digest over the internet.

 

https://offgridsurvival.com/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit/

 

 

Joe

KD2NFC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:01 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

No, it's not a hoax and the ARRL has info posted on it:

 

ARRL officials who have also looked into the situation agree that it’s been blown out of proportion by parties with their own agendas.

“The State of California has not made any determination we can find ‘that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit,’” Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, is quoted on the Sacramento Valley Section website. “What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use, and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.”

“Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected,” Tiemstra added.

ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, has been responding to inquiries with the same message.

 

I find the section in yellow particularly nettlesome because it looks like a state-agency pissing contest is brewing and that is almost never good for the party in the middle.

 

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:55:23 AM EDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Jack,

 

I read that exact article and similar others on the web was a hoax. I really don’t want to dig up where I read this info, it was on other email lists or maybe even Facebook, but I did hear that this info was a hoax.

 

Joe

Kd2nfc

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

 

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:

 

 

As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

 

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

 

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

 

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP

 

On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

 


--
Jack, W8TEE

 

Re: Nearly non-existent output power, no mod

Ted
 

There was no change or adjustment to the firmware between the radio working at 100% of expectations, to the present output deficiency.

I swapped out Q90 to a steel can 2N2222 a while back and all was fine. If there's a preferred upgrade for Q90, I could go back to that stage and work forward again.

Ted
K3RTA

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R. Tyson <tysons2@...>

Re: Antuino to calculate db loss

iz oos
 

I see. I get - 17db rf out. So I added a non inductive -6db 2ghz attenuator and I get - 20db. Now I see insertion losses.


Il 16/ott/2019 15:34, "Raj vu2zap" <rajendrakumargg@...> ha scritto:
What you read with antuinos In-Out direct connected is base number.

If you base is -21 and you get a reading of -26dbm then your loss is
5db

I wish I has an antuino 30-40 years back!

Have fun
--
Raj

At 16/10/2019, you wrote:

Hi Raj, yesterday when I tried to join the Antuino group I got the answer that my email was already added. But apparently I am not receiving the emails.

The version I have was built in late August and It showed values if I remember right (I have not it here right now) - 19 or - 21db depending on frequency. It is clear to me how to plot and see the readings on different frequencies but I cannot see how to measure the insertion losses eg. Maybe I have just to study the whole messages I missed on the Antuino group!

Il 16/ott/2019 13:18, "Raj vu2zap" < rajendrakumargg@...> ha scritto:
Ooz,
Join us on the antuino group..

Set your center freq, select SNA mode.
Connect filter input to the top (antuino OUT) connecter and filter out to bottom (antuino IN) connector.
click Plot.

The plotted graph has a cursor at the center, you can move the cursor with the knob
and take readings at different spots.

Raj

At 16/10/2019, you wrote:

I mean the loss in db within the passband of the filter. Or a loss in a cable.

Il 16/ott/2019 12:17, "iz oos via Groups.Io" <and2oosiz2= gmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
Hello Folks, finally Antuino knocked to my door! I have played with it plotting bandpass and notch filters. Nice and practical, however how do I determine the loss of my filters in terms of db using Antuino? Can you provide a simple example so I can get the trick?


Re: Bitx 40 For Sale

Ted
 

What year is this build, please?  looks nice.

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Joe Puma
 

It’s amazing how news travels ala word of mouth or for the internet, social media gossip.  

 

This is what I originally read, then heard conflicting stories. I’m glad I hold reservations to anything I digest over the internet.

 

https://offgridsurvival.com/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit/

 

 

Joe

KD2NFC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:01 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,EndangeringLives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

No, it's not a hoax and the ARRL has info posted on it:

 

ARRL officials who have also looked into the situation agree that it’s been blown out of proportion by parties with their own agendas.

“The State of California has not made any determination we can find ‘that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit,’” Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, is quoted on the Sacramento Valley Section website. “What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use, and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.”

“Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected,” Tiemstra added.

ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, has been responding to inquiries with the same message.

 

I find the section in yellow particularly nettlesome because it looks like a state-agency pissing contest is brewing and that is almost never good for the party in the middle.

 

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:55:23 AM EDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Jack,

 

I read that exact article and similar others on the web was a hoax. I really don’t want to dig up where I read this info, it was on other email lists or maybe even Facebook, but I did hear that this info was a hoax.

 

Joe

Kd2nfc

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

 

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:

 

 

As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

 

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

 

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

 

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP

 

On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

 


--
Jack, W8TEE

 

Re: 80m transmit stopped working, all other bands fine #ubitx-help

Evan Hand
 

I would suspect that KT3 has a bad contact in that it is switching, but one of the two are not connecting causing an open line to the antenna.  If this is true, I would be sure to fix it before doing any long transmissions.  With the PA power connected, verify that you are drawing current on the PA power input.  You should see current draw on transmit.  Then I would verify that the contacts switch on KT3 with the PA power disconnected.  This can be checked with just your dvm.

NOTE: with the PA power disconnected, you can key the transmitter with either the mic or the CW key to verify the relay switching.

How are you verifying the power out, and more importantly, which version?  KT3 is for the v3 or v4 ubitx on 80 meters. KC1 is the relay on the v5.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: 80m transmit stopped working, all other bands fine #ubitx-help

 

At 16/10/2019, you wrote:
After 4 months of almost 24/7 wspr operation with a high percent of TX time, the 80m TX has failed.
Check the high band relays!

Raj

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Jack, W8TEE
 

No, it's not a hoax and the ARRL has info posted on it:

ARRL officials who have also looked into the situation agree that it’s been blown out of proportion by parties with their own agendas.

“The State of California has not made any determination we can find ‘that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit,’” Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, is quoted on the Sacramento Valley Section website. “What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use, and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates.”

“Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected,” Tiemstra added.

ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, has been responding to inquiries with the same message.


I find the section in yellow particularly nettlesome because it looks like a state-agency pissing contest is brewing and that is almost never good for the party in the middle.


Jack, W8TEE

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:55:23 AM EDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:


Hi Jack,

 

I read that exact article and similar others on the web was a hoax. I really don’t want to dig up where I read this info, it was on other email lists or maybe even Facebook, but I did hear that this info was a hoax.

 

Joe

Kd2nfc

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

 

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:

 

 

As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

 

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

 

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

 

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP



On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

 


--
Jack, W8TEE

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Joe Puma
 

Hi Jack,

 

I read that exact article and similar others on the web was a hoax. I really don’t want to dig up where I read this info, it was on other email lists or maybe even Facebook, but I did hear that this info was a hoax.

 

Joe

Kd2nfc

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System,Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

 

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

 

Jack, W8TEE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:

 

 

As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

 

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

 

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

 

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP



On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

 

Re: Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System, Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires | Trending

Jack, W8TEE
 

I think you're wrong, Ken. Just because it doesn't directly pertain to someone in Europe doesn't mean those in the US--a fairly large number, BTW--shouldn't hear about it. I'm assuming that those who are not interested in the thread are smart enough not to read it. Also, the US is replete with examples of "one state" setting precedent for other states to follow. Nipping that trend in the bud is often critical and, to do that, one needs to know about the gathering clouds on the horizon.

I don't apologize for the posting and see it as keeping fellow hams informed about something that might bite them in the butt down the road.

Jack, W8TEE

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM EDT, Ken Hansen <ken@...> wrote:


As an international mail list (reflector) threads like this don't belong here.

It's specific to one state of one country, and there are literally dozens of more suitable venues than this for any discussion of this subject.

How does the policy of CalFire in California, USA Regarding repeater space on public land n the state of California impact the Lithuanian trying to assemble an HF station based on a uBitx or Bitx40?

It doesn't.

Ken, N2VIP

On Oct 15, 2019, at 16:35, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


--
Jack, W8TEE

80m transmit stopped working, all other bands fine #ubitx-help

Don - KM4UDX
 

After 4 months of almost 24/7 wspr operation with a high percent of TX time, the 80m TX has failed.

All the other bands are great. And on 80m, the TX/RX relay snaps like it should, just like it does on all the other bands, but there is no RF output.

I know I have (over?) used my beloved uBITX with 24/7 WSPR operation. And now I have a failure.

Is there a debug process I can use to isolate the fault, or is it 99% likely to be part ______?

I have just a DVM for test equipment. so no fancy RF probes, and no scope. Guidance oh wise ones?

Just fyi, here is a chart of my WSPR spot 2-way rankings by month. I think I have plateaued.

Re: UBitx v5 Not Saving Calibration or BFO adjustments with CEC v 1.20 Nextion

markix88@...
 

finally I found the problem...it was my BFO off...(11.053 i think, as factory); i set new value (reference with 1000 Hz USB with the RWM time station at 9.996 KHz carrier) and now rx is perfect and saved (new value is something about 11.055 etc)...I don't know why i was convinced it was a problem with master calibration value...with the BFO calibration all saved with success, with master cal don't save anything...this evening i will try audio and frequency output and I will see if it's all OK, thank you to all for support !

Re: Antuino to calculate db loss

 

What you read with antuinos In-Out direct connected is base number.

If you base is -21 and you get a reading of -26dbm then your loss is
5db

I wish I has an antuino 30-40 years back!

Have fun
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Raj


At 16/10/2019, you wrote:

Hi Raj, yesterday when I tried to join the Antuino group I got the answer that my email was already added. But apparently I am not receiving the emails.

The version I have was built in late August and It showed values if I remember right (I have not it here right now) - 19 or - 21db depending on frequency. It is clear to me how to plot and see the readings on different frequencies but I cannot see how to measure the insertion losses eg. Maybe I have just to study the whole messages I missed on the Antuino group!

Il 16/ott/2019 13:18, "Raj vu2zap" < rajendrakumargg@...> ha scritto:
Ooz,
Join us on the antuino group..

Set your center freq, select SNA mode.
Connect filter input to the top (antuino OUT) connecter and filter out to bottom (antuino IN) connector.
click Plot.

The plotted graph has a cursor at the center, you can move the cursor with the knob
and take readings at different spots.

Raj

At 16/10/2019, you wrote:

I mean the loss in db within the passband of the filter. Or a loss in a cable.

Il 16/ott/2019 12:17, "iz oos via Groups.Io" <and2oosiz2= gmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
Hello Folks, finally Antuino knocked to my door! I have played with it plotting bandpass and notch filters. Nice and practical, however how do I determine the loss of my filters in terms of db using Antuino? Can you provide a simple example so I can get the trick?

Re: Antuino to calculate db loss

iz oos
 

Hi Raj, yesterday when I tried to join the Antuino group I got the answer that my email was already added. But apparently I am not receiving the emails.

The version I have was built in late August and It showed values if I remember right (I have not it here right now) - 19 or - 21db depending on frequency. It is clear to me how to plot and see the readings on different frequencies but I cannot see how to measure the insertion losses eg. Maybe I have just to study the whole messages I missed on the Antuino group!


Il 16/ott/2019 13:18, "Raj vu2zap" <rajendrakumargg@...> ha scritto:
Ooz,
Join us on the antuino group..

Set your center freq, select SNA mode.
Connect filter input to the top (antuino OUT) connecter and filter out to bottom (antuino IN) connector.
click Plot.

The plotted graph has a cursor at the center, you can move the cursor with the knob
and take readings at different spots.

Raj

At 16/10/2019, you wrote:

I mean the loss in db within the passband of the filter. Or a loss in a cable.

Il 16/ott/2019 12:17, "iz oos via Groups.Io" <and2oosiz2= gmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

Hello Folks, finally Antuino knocked to my door! I have played with it plotting bandpass and notch filters. Nice and practical, however how do I determine the loss of my filters in terms of db using Antuino? Can you provide a simple example so I can get the trick?