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Re: oct 2019 newsletter corrected

Steve Cummings
 

Thank you but not a problem.
Your handy work with the news letter still stands!

Steve






-------- Original Message --------
On Oct 17, 2019, 8:55 PM, Jennifer Albright KE0VFG < jensam322@...> wrote:

So sorry- I did admit to needing tech support. THIS is the correct version that should have posted. Sorry Steve- didn't mean to leave you out!

oct 2019 newsletter corrected

Jennifer Albright KE0VFG
 

So sorry- I did admit to needing tech support. THIS is the correct version that should have posted. Sorry Steve- didn't mean to leave you out!

Re: oct 2019 newsletter

Ed Briley
 

Looks good, Jen.

Ed Briley KD0MEI Independence, MO


On Thursday, October 17, 2019, 04:50:40 PM CDT, Jennifer Albright KE0VFG <jensam322@...> wrote:


I posted the newsletter, hopefully, this to the group page. I am attempting to attach it here also.
Yes I may need tech support.
Thanks!
Jen KE0VFG

Re: oct 2019 newsletter

John Ford
 

Looks very good, Jen!
Thanks!

John AB0O 



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

-------- Original message --------
From: Jennifer Albright KE0VFG <jensam322@...>
Date: 10/17/19 4:50 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: K0GQMembers@groups.io
Subject: [K0GQMembers] oct 2019 newsletter

I posted the newsletter, hopefully, this to the group page. I am attempting to attach it here also.
Yes I may need tech support.
Thanks!
Jen KE0VFG

Re: oct 2019 newsletter

Dan Cole
 

Welcome to your new job, well done Jen. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Dan L Cole,  73, KC0VYT.    Doing your "Best" is always appropriate.

On Oct 17, 2019, at 5:03 PM, DAVID HINKLEY <pudding.boy@...> wrote:

Good job Jen!

Dave Hinkley - KA0SOG 
🇺🇸

On Oct 17, 2019, at 4:50 PM, Jennifer Albright KE0VFG <jensam322@...> wrote:

I posted the newsletter, hopefully, this to the group page. I am attempting to attach it here also.
Yes I may need tech support.
Thanks!
Jen KE0VFG
<K0GQ oct 19.pdf>

Re: oct 2019 newsletter

DAVID HINKLEY
 

Good job Jen!

Dave Hinkley - KA0SOG 
🇺🇸

On Oct 17, 2019, at 4:50 PM, Jennifer Albright KE0VFG <jensam322@...> wrote:

I posted the newsletter, hopefully, this to the group page. I am attempting to attach it here also.
Yes I may need tech support.
Thanks!
Jen KE0VFG
<K0GQ oct 19.pdf>

oct 2019 newsletter

Jennifer Albright KE0VFG
 

I posted the newsletter, hopefully, this to the group page. I am attempting to attach it here also.
Yes I may need tech support.
Thanks!
Jen KE0VFG

New file uploaded to K0GQMembers@groups.io

K0GQMembers@groups.io Notification <K0GQMembers+notification@...>
 

Hello,

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Oct '19 Newsletter/budget report/minutes

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Re: Testing Tuesday

Ed Briley
 

Cool. And congrats to Marcus.

Ed


On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 9:03 PM, Robin Cross
<w0fenrobin@...> wrote:
Tuesday we had the pleasure of giving tests
To 
Marcus Ford    Now   KE0YBP
Congratulations!!

ALSO
Thanks to
AD0AF  Tim
W0UVX   Jim
KC0KM  Kelly

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ

Testing Tuesday

Robin Cross
 

Tuesday we had the pleasure of giving tests
To 
Marcus Ford    Now   KE0YBP
Congratulations!!

ALSO
Thanks to
AD0AF  Tim
W0UVX   Jim
KC0KM  Kelly

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ

Re: Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Mark Campbell
 

You probably don't need nor want 16 amps worth of solar panels.

The recommended way to power your rig is to power it from a deep cycle battery, and let the solar panels charge the battery.  Those HbrFrt panels can do that, IFFFFF your expectations are appropriate and you design your entire station setup properly.

The amount of time you'll be able to operate will be determined by the battery capacity and your station's power draw.  Most of the time you won't care if it takes all day to charge the battery back up again.

Plus, if you want to operate for a longer period of time, you'll be smart enough to drop your power to the lowest possible to maintain communications, to preserve your battery charge.  A typical off the shelf deep cycle lead acid marine battery can power a QRP station all night long.  A QRP station can operate continuously nearly indefinitely with solar powered batteries in this manner with near zero down time.

Alternatively you can run 100 watts for less time, maybe an hour or two, depending on your rig, and your transmit duty cycle.  For most hams, this will be sufficient.

The most important factor in powering your station in this manner is to use a rig that draws minimal power ON RECEIVE.  Some draw as low as a tenth of an amp on receive.  That's VERY desirable.  Of course, rigs with big fancy color displays will draw a LOT more power.

The more bells and whistles you insist on powering, the bigger your solar array and battery bank will need to be.

Long story short.  It's best to think through the entire station setup, and how much power it all will draw.  Look for areas you can economize on power draw.  Don't forget about accessories like computers and monitors.  Think about how you can do without them first.  When you want to operate a mode that requires them, think about how you can minimize their power needs.

I have solar panels that can power my station, and a single tiny 25watt panel can keep me powered up 24/7 as long as I stay QRP, use headphones instead of a speaker, and do paper logging.  That includes powering a small DC powered desk lamp.  I don't use an inverter, but power everything from DC when I do that.

If I power up my inverter to switch on my rotor controller and swing my tribander 180degrees, it sucks several hours of energy out of my battery, so I don't swing the beam very much if at all.

Mark
NRØR

Re: Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Paul Watts
 

I don’t, contact Joel 816-289-7268.
He runs solar panels.

Hope you doing ok

Paul

Paul Watts; KC0DDZ
Raytown CERT Training Coordinator
Raytown Amateur Radio Club 145.170 -
Eastern Jackson Ct Emergency Management Team
Jackson County AREAS
816-785-2933 cell

On 10/11/19 at 3:04 PM, Daniel Lindholm wrote:

Hey Paul,
Do you know how many of these are needed to power the base radio? At
peak output (100 watts) mine uses about 16 amps (on transmit)

Thanks much

Dan KD0HQB

-----------------------------------------From: "Paul Watts"
To: "group io k0gq"
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 11 2019 11:39:26AM
Subject: [K0GQMembers] Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Harbor Freight PARKING LOT SALE this week end!
Paul Watts; KC0DDZ
Raytown CERT Training Coordinator
CERT Instructor
Raytown Amateur Radio Club 145.170 -
Jackson County AREAS
816-785-2933 cell

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.

Tridia Hospice

Re: Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Daniel Lindholm
 

Hey Paul,
Do you know how many of these are needed to power the base radio?  At peak output (100 watts) mine uses  about 16 amps (on transmit)

Thanks much

Dan  KD0HQB

-----------------------------------------

From: "Paul Watts"
To: "group io k0gq"
Cc:
Sent: Friday October 11 2019 11:39:26AM
Subject: [K0GQMembers] Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Harbor Freight PARKING LOT SALE this week end!
 

 
Paul Watts; KC0DDZ
Raytown CERT Training Coordinator
CERT Instructor
Raytown Amateur Radio Club 145.170 -
Jackson County AREAS
816-785-2933 cell

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.

Tridia Hospice
 
 

Technician Class

Paul Watts
 

Raytown CERT and HamClass.org are offering the Technician class.
 
Saturday Febuary 1st and 8th, 2020
 
9am - 5pm both days
 
Classes will be held at Raytown Fire Station #1
                                 6020 Raytown Traffic Way
                                 Raytown, MO 64133
 
Cost: $35.00
 
For more info and to register go to: HamClass.org
 
If you know of someone that been talking or thinking about it
now the opportunity, let them know.
 
 
 
 
Paul Watts; KC0DDZ
Raytown CERT Training Coordinator
CERT Instructor
Raytown Amateur Radio Club 145.170 -
Jackson County AREAS
816-785-2933 cell

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.

Tridia Hospice

K0GQ Membership Renewals for 2019-2020

John W Totzke
 

Reminder that is time to renew memberships for 2019 - 2020.

Please go to http://www.k0gq.com/ and select the Membership Renewal button to pay with PayPal. Or select the Membership application under becoming a member to print the application.
You may mail it in with your dues or bring it to the next meeting.

  The membership list on the K0GQ website reflects the currently paid up members.


John Totzke - W0JWT
Treasurer RARC

Harbor Freight Solar panel 139.99

Paul Watts
 

Harbor Freight PARKING LOT SALE this week end!
 

 
Paul Watts; KC0DDZ
Raytown CERT Training Coordinator
CERT Instructor
Raytown Amateur Radio Club 145.170 -
Jackson County AREAS
816-785-2933 cell

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.

Tridia Hospice
 
 

Re: Winter build project

Dan Mahoney
 

I'd really enjoy a receiver project.


On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM Robin Cross <w0fenrobin@...> wrote:
I am thinking of what the club would like to tackle for this 
winter's build project???

I am taking suggestions........
First lets get a category.
       Receiver
       Transmitter
       Transceiver
       Shack accessory
               Dummy load
               Wattmeter
I suggest you take a look at eHAM.net to get some ideas.
OR
Check any other catagory
               
 

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ



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--------------------------
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catdude@...
Skype: catdude60440

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" - Mark Twain

Save the Earth. It's the only planet that has cats.

"How you behave towards cats here below determines your status in Heaven."
Robert Heinlein

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of
life - music and cats" - Albert Schweitzer

Re: Winter build project

DAVID HINKLEY
 

I have a dummy load but it’s only 100 watts. I’d be interested in 300 or even 500 watts.

Dave Hinkley - KA0SOG 
🇺🇸

On Oct 2, 2019, at 7:29 PM, John W Totzke <jwtotzke@...> wrote:

Dummy load sounds good to me.

On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM Robin Cross <w0fenrobin@...> wrote:
I am thinking of what the club would like to tackle for this 
winter's build project???

I am taking suggestions........
First lets get a category.
       Receiver
       Transmitter
       Transceiver
       Shack accessory
               Dummy load
               Wattmeter
I suggest you take a look at eHAM.net to get some ideas.
OR
Check any other catagory
               
 

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ

Re: Winter build project

John W Totzke
 

Dummy load sounds good to me.

On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM Robin Cross <w0fenrobin@...> wrote:
I am thinking of what the club would like to tackle for this 
winter's build project???

I am taking suggestions........
First lets get a category.
       Receiver
       Transmitter
       Transceiver
       Shack accessory
               Dummy load
               Wattmeter
I suggest you take a look at eHAM.net to get some ideas.
OR
Check any other catagory
               
 

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ

Re: Winter build project

Dan Cole
 

How about a direction finding antenna for an HT!

Dan L Cole,  73, KC0VYT.    Doing your "Best" is always appropriate.

On Oct 2, 2019, at 7:20 PM, Robin Cross <w0fenrobin@...> wrote:


I have only had one suggestion for a build project. 

Robin Cross 
w0fen
RC Electronics LLC
ret CE KCUR, WNIU/WNIJ