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Re: Next Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running”

Joseph Birsa
 

I'm looking forward to see how a Raspberry PI can be used for hammie stuff, other than controlling a mini-ham station like Harry showed us.  (Really neat, but I'm not ready for that yet.)

N3TTE

Joseph J. Birsa


On Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:44:48 AM EDT, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:


Looking forward to it!
AA3EE


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 11:43 AM Andrew Duli <de.ad3ad@...> wrote:

This upcoming Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running” which is geared towards the basics of setting up your favorite Raspberry Pi flavor (2, 3 or 4). 

 

This presentation is for anyone interested in the ham-priced (cheap) credit card-sized Raspberry Pi. If you don't have a Pi yet, this will help you when you get one (or two, or three, or four, or . . .).

If you already have a Pi and want to get it up and running, bring it as well as:

  • a fast 8, 16, or 32 Gig SD card (for the OS)
  • a standard USB keyboard and mouse (for the easiest method of setup)
  • a good-quality power supply rated for your version(s) of Pi
  • a USB Wi-Fi dongle (for Pis without built-in WiFi)
  • a small touchscreen and interface (if you have one - many people purchase these when getting a pi)
  • a Linux or Windows laptop (if you have one)
  • although not necessary, to save time, you are free to prepare your SD card prior to the meeting

Once booted, your Pi will be updated and optimized. As part of the process, you will learn that your favorite Linux command should be:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Any problems or questions?

Looking forward to meeting a lot of new Pis on Tuesday, October 22nd.

73 AD3AD

Andrew Duli

Re: Monday report

Dave Mueller AA3EE
 

Sorry I can't make it for the QP.  If I did, your chances of a sweep go way down!
One of these days I'll get there for some smoked meat.

AA3EE/FAY


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:

Yo

 

Great time this weekend up the joint. I always enjoy working folks that I know locally, knowing that they are having big fun at some hunting camp (or wherever) in the middle of nowhere. Long ago someone named the PA QSO Party “The Friendly Contest”. It is. On Saturday we had a big crew operating. We were running three wide most of the day. Sunday the op list was much thinner. We were able to keep things going full time for the most part. We left last year’s score way in the dust, going from around 170,000 points to @ 260,000 points! The food was all outstanding. Smoked chuck, bean casserole and more. Brownies, frozen custard and more. We had our annual apple pie competition. We had three in the running this year. They were all some-kinda guuud. Fine fire going outside. The area near the fire pit got a good cleaning out. Plans are in the works for a nice fire wood shelter. Other projects were worked on. I think it safe to say everyone had a great time. The joint is somewhat all cleaned and vacuumed and ready for this Tuesday. TNX KQ3S

No Breeze Shooters net tonight.

CW practice at 8:15 pm on the 64.

Hang out play radio this Tuesday.

JOTA up the joint Saturday the 19th.

Raspberry pi elmer night on Tuesday the 22nd.

VE session up the joint on Saturday the 26th at 8:15am. Breakfast at E&P at 7:00am.

DX Engineering/K3LR trip on Saturday, November 2nd.

Big-time WACOM hamfest on Sunday, November 3nd.

I think that’s it?

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Re: Monday report

Matthew Snyder
 

Just a friendly neighborhood reminder to update your sheet before Thursday.  ;)
Matt


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:

Yo

 

Great time this weekend up the joint. I always enjoy working folks that I know locally, knowing that they are having big fun at some hunting camp (or wherever) in the middle of nowhere. Long ago someone named the PA QSO Party “The Friendly Contest”. It is. On Saturday we had a big crew operating. We were running three wide most of the day. Sunday the op list was much thinner. We were able to keep things going full time for the most part. We left last year’s score way in the dust, going from around 170,000 points to @ 260,000 points! The food was all outstanding. Smoked chuck, bean casserole and more. Brownies, frozen custard and more. We had our annual apple pie competition. We had three in the running this year. They were all some-kinda guuud. Fine fire going outside. The area near the fire pit got a good cleaning out. Plans are in the works for a nice fire wood shelter. Other projects were worked on. I think it safe to say everyone had a great time. The joint is somewhat all cleaned and vacuumed and ready for this Tuesday. TNX KQ3S

No Breeze Shooters net tonight.

CW practice at 8:15 pm on the 64.

Hang out play radio this Tuesday.

JOTA up the joint Saturday the 19th.

Raspberry pi elmer night on Tuesday the 22nd.

VE session up the joint on Saturday the 26th at 8:15am. Breakfast at E&P at 7:00am.

DX Engineering/K3LR trip on Saturday, November 2nd.

Big-time WACOM hamfest on Sunday, November 3nd.

I think that’s it?

Cooky



--
Matthew J. Snyder
snymat68@...

Monday report

Robert
 

Yo

 

Great time this weekend up the joint. I always enjoy working folks that I know locally, knowing that they are having big fun at some hunting camp (or wherever) in the middle of nowhere. Long ago someone named the PA QSO Party “The Friendly Contest”. It is. On Saturday we had a big crew operating. We were running three wide most of the day. Sunday the op list was much thinner. We were able to keep things going full time for the most part. We left last year’s score way in the dust, going from around 170,000 points to @ 260,000 points! The food was all outstanding. Smoked chuck, bean casserole and more. Brownies, frozen custard and more. We had our annual apple pie competition. We had three in the running this year. They were all some-kinda guuud. Fine fire going outside. The area near the fire pit got a good cleaning out. Plans are in the works for a nice fire wood shelter. Other projects were worked on. I think it safe to say everyone had a great time. The joint is somewhat all cleaned and vacuumed and ready for this Tuesday. TNX KQ3S

No Breeze Shooters net tonight.

CW practice at 8:15 pm on the 64.

Hang out play radio this Tuesday.

JOTA up the joint Saturday the 19th.

Raspberry pi elmer night on Tuesday the 22nd.

VE session up the joint on Saturday the 26th at 8:15am. Breakfast at E&P at 7:00am.

DX Engineering/K3LR trip on Saturday, November 2nd.

Big-time WACOM hamfest on Sunday, November 3nd.

I think that’s it?

Cooky

Re: PAQ results

Dave Mueller AA3EE
 

Usually, 146.52 is avoided during contests.  I made a few contacts on 146.55.
AA3EE


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM Scott Gliebe KC3LVC <skgliebe@...> wrote:
I didn't know that 2m was part of the qso party. I take it that it used the simplex calling frequency. I drove out to Harrisburg and could have been monitoring it.

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 05:49 Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:
Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

Re: PAQ results

Scott Gliebe KC3LVC
 

I didn't know that 2m was part of the qso party. I take it that it used the simplex calling frequency. I drove out to Harrisburg and could have been monitoring it.


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 05:49 Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:
Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

Re: PAQ results

Mike Furfari
 

Congrats guys!

I'm surprised there weren't more CW QSOs????  There should now be some CW good operators in Skyview. 

Very poor band conditions...I kinda felt bad for the out-of-state participants and felt that participation was down especially since we in-staters were all hanging out on 80 much of the time.

.I didn't even get to 100, I couldn't hear mobiles, think I worked only 1 or 2.  First time I ever ran 80 meters (CW only) during the daytime!! 








On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 5:49 AM Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:
Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

Re: Next Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running”

Dave Mueller AA3EE
 

Looking forward to it!
AA3EE


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 11:43 AM Andrew Duli <de.ad3ad@...> wrote:

This upcoming Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running” which is geared towards the basics of setting up your favorite Raspberry Pi flavor (2, 3 or 4). 

 

This presentation is for anyone interested in the ham-priced (cheap) credit card-sized Raspberry Pi. If you don't have a Pi yet, this will help you when you get one (or two, or three, or four, or . . .).

If you already have a Pi and want to get it up and running, bring it as well as:

  • a fast 8, 16, or 32 Gig SD card (for the OS)
  • a standard USB keyboard and mouse (for the easiest method of setup)
  • a good-quality power supply rated for your version(s) of Pi
  • a USB Wi-Fi dongle (for Pis without built-in WiFi)
  • a small touchscreen and interface (if you have one - many people purchase these when getting a pi)
  • a Linux or Windows laptop (if you have one)
  • although not necessary, to save time, you are free to prepare your SD card prior to the meeting

Once booted, your Pi will be updated and optimized. As part of the process, you will learn that your favorite Linux command should be:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Any problems or questions?

Looking forward to meeting a lot of new Pis on Tuesday, October 22nd.

73 AD3AD

Andrew Duli

Next Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running”

Andrew Duli
 

This upcoming Elmer Night is “Raspberry Pi - Getting Up and Running” which is geared towards the basics of setting up your favorite Raspberry Pi flavor (2, 3 or 4). 

 

This presentation is for anyone interested in the ham-priced (cheap) credit card-sized Raspberry Pi. If you don't have a Pi yet, this will help you when you get one (or two, or three, or four, or . . .).

If you already have a Pi and want to get it up and running, bring it as well as:

  • a fast 8, 16, or 32 Gig SD card (for the OS)
  • a standard USB keyboard and mouse (for the easiest method of setup)
  • a good-quality power supply rated for your version(s) of Pi
  • a USB Wi-Fi dongle (for Pis without built-in WiFi)
  • a small touchscreen and interface (if you have one - many people purchase these when getting a pi)
  • a Linux or Windows laptop (if you have one)
  • although not necessary, to save time, you are free to prepare your SD card prior to the meeting

Once booted, your Pi will be updated and optimized. As part of the process, you will learn that your favorite Linux command should be:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Any problems or questions?

Looking forward to meeting a lot of new Pis on Tuesday, October 22nd.

73 AD3AD

Andrew Duli

Re: PAQ results

Rich Ryba/WQ3Q
 

Molto bene!
QQ


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 5:49 AM Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:
Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

Re: PAQ results

Jack Stoner
 

YeeHaa!!

On Monday, October 14, 2019, 05:49:21 AM EDT, Robert <radiofreebob@...> wrote:


Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

PAQ results

Robert
 

Congrats to all ops!

                   Pennsylvania QSO Party - 2019

Call: W3GH
Operator(s): KQ3S WC3O WA3HGW AG3I KC3EJC W3BUW K3CLT K3RMB K3JAS K3STL W3RRK N2MA KB3OMB KC3LHW
Station: W3GH

Class: M/M HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Dig Qs
----------------------------
  160:   25      30
   80:  188     296
   40:   29     467
   20:  101     261
   15:                   
   10:                   
    6:                   
    2:            1
----------------------------
Total:  343    1055     0  Mults = 150  Total Score = 261,350

Club: Skyview Radio Society

Comments:

Had big fun


Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

 

Home brew Hero #1 Award

Daniel Walter
 

Here’s a very interesting new award. And a very deserving winner. 

Dan

Sent from NM3A

On Oct 13, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:


Wow, that was painful.  I think this was my best mult vs qso rate though!
Got the sweep about 10AM.  I was running and got a non-rover from Lackawanna.
My first 160, 6 and 2 meters QSOs in the party.

Thanks to all the rovers and mobiles (and Al Gore for inventing the internet!) who make sweeps possible.

73
Dave AA3EE

 Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Mul  Mt2  Pt/Q
   1.8  CW       7      14    1    0   2.0
   3.5  CW      71     142   24    0   2.0
   3.5  LSB    149     149   59    1   1.0
     7  CW      28      56    6    0   2.0
     7  LSB      7       7    3    1   1.0
    21  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    21  USB      1       1    0    0   1.0
    50  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    50  USB      2       2    0    0   1.0
   144  FM       1       0    0    0   0.0
 Total  Both   268     375   93    2   1.4
Score: 36,225
1 Mult = 2.8 Q's

Re: Sweep!

Daniel Walter
 

Congratulations Dave!

Dan

Sent from NM3A

On Oct 13, 2019, at 6:04 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:


Wow, that was painful.  I think this was my best mult vs qso rate though!
Got the sweep about 10AM.  I was running and got a non-rover from Lackawanna.
My first 160, 6 and 2 meters QSOs in the party.

Thanks to all the rovers and mobiles (and Al Gore for inventing the internet!) who make sweeps possible.

73
Dave AA3EE

 Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Mul  Mt2  Pt/Q
   1.8  CW       7      14    1    0   2.0
   3.5  CW      71     142   24    0   2.0
   3.5  LSB    149     149   59    1   1.0
     7  CW      28      56    6    0   2.0
     7  LSB      7       7    3    1   1.0
    21  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    21  USB      1       1    0    0   1.0
    50  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    50  USB      2       2    0    0   1.0
   144  FM       1       0    0    0   0.0
 Total  Both   268     375   93    2   1.4
Score: 36,225
1 Mult = 2.8 Q's

Sweep!

Dave Mueller AA3EE
 

Wow, that was painful.  I think this was my best mult vs qso rate though!
Got the sweep about 10AM.  I was running and got a non-rover from Lackawanna.
My first 160, 6 and 2 meters QSOs in the party.

Thanks to all the rovers and mobiles (and Al Gore for inventing the internet!) who make sweeps possible.

73
Dave AA3EE

 Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Mul  Mt2  Pt/Q
   1.8  CW       7      14    1    0   2.0
   3.5  CW      71     142   24    0   2.0
   3.5  LSB    149     149   59    1   1.0
     7  CW      28      56    6    0   2.0
     7  LSB      7       7    3    1   1.0
    21  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    21  USB      1       1    0    0   1.0
    50  CW       1       2    0    0   2.0
    50  USB      2       2    0    0   1.0
   144  FM       1       0    0    0   0.0
 Total  Both   268     375   93    2   1.4
Score: 36,225
1 Mult = 2.8 Q's

Re: Crazyfornia hates HAM radio

Chuck
 

If you dig into the article they're demanding rent to have them on state land vs. free.  This reeks of some finance committee trying to squeeze more dollars out of people and they don't understand the benefits ham radio can provide.

Chuck/W3YNI
"Tower Guy" ->Thanks Cooky for the nick name.


On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 6:33 AM AJ3O via Groups.Io <joe_aj3o=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just saw this last night when it popped up in google.


Since I don't and NEVER plan to go there it doesn't affect me but if precedence is set then other states could follow. Although most repeaters in this area would be fine.


73,

Joe / AJ3O

Satellite Operations - Request For Elmer Night

Rev. Paul Dordal
 

Hey Skyview,

I am a relatively new ham. I have been very active with Parks on the Air as an activator for about six months. I want to try activating a park using satellite contacts, but don't know much about satellite ops. I've read some and watched a video or two, but still have a lot of questions. Is this a topic that someone might be able to do an Elmer night on?

Peace and Good,
Paul

Re: Crazyfornia hates HAM radio

John Salsgiver
 

I clicked the one link ["sent emails"] in the second paragraph that provided a  PDF of an great 14-pg letter written by an lawyer who is a  ham, K6PDS. But being  that it's California elitiest bureaucrats and politicians he's addressing, he'll likely be ignored.

Crazyfornia hates HAM radio

AJ3O
 

Just saw this last night when it popped up in google.


Since I don't and NEVER plan to go there it doesn't affect me but if precedence is set then other states could follow. Although most repeaters in this area would be fine.


73,

Joe / AJ3O

Morning after report

Robert
 

Well then

Busy time up yonder. DX was worked – Digital, CW, SSB, smoke signals, you name it. Work being done on the outside. We laughed, we cried, we pulled. Big thanks to all that helped. Luke got his new book. Radios programmed. Plans made. Got to watch the space station cruise on by. We waved.

Public service nets on tonight. Check on in. Get involved.

Check in to the Skyview weekly Thursday night net at 9:00pm on the 64 and win a FREE piece of mule tape!

Be sure to plan on coming up this weekend for the PA QSO Party. She starts at 12:00 noon. She goes until 1:00am and re-starts at 9:00am Sunday. I hope you can make it up and play. Lots to do. Fun contest.

JOTA up the joint on Saturday the 19th. Please work with Bob, K3RMB on all matters. TNX

Next Skyview VE session is Saturday the 26th up the joint. Breakfast at E&P in New Ken at 7:00am. Testing at 8:15am. Please let Bob, AG3U know if you plan to test or are help VE. TNX

DX Engineering/K3LR trip on Saturday, November 2nd. We will be looking for a head count as things get closer. Hope you can make the trip!

WACOM hamfest the very next day, November 3rd at the Washington County Fair Grounds!

https://www.wacomarc.org/hamfest.html

We need to make plans to finish (or start, for that matter) the GPS clock kits! Let’s gett’er dun!

That’s all I gots

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