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Event: Bowling Green Kentucky Colonels Net 28.460 USB - 07/25/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Bowling Green Kentucky Colonels Net 28.460 USB

When:
07/25/2021

Where:
8:00 PM on 28.460 USB

Organizer: Steve Junas K4WKU sjunas@...

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Description:
Simplex Net at 8:00 PM on 28.460 USB


Event: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes

When:
07/24/2021
7:30pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
146.460 from Franklin, TN

Organizer: Karl N8NUT NN8NUT@...

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Description:

Digital Net begins at 730 PM on 146.460 with DMR, followed by C4FM, followed by D-star. DMR Settings: Talk Group 99, Color Code 1, Time Slot 1

Announcements on 146.415 done in analog will be made when changing modes on the net so people don't have to listen to noise.


Event: Mount Juliet Simplex Society Saturday Night Net - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Mount Juliet Simplex Society Saturday Night Net

When:
07/24/2021
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Mount Juliet

Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@...

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Description:
Saturday Night Simplex Nets
146.415 FM

Followed by:

BSSS Net (Buy/Sell/Swap/Swindle Net)

Followed by:

USB Net on 144.240

See/hear the best Simplex Net East of the Mississippi and South of the Mason-Dixon Line (and North of Alabama)
Hope to hear you on the air!!


Digital net

N8NUT Karl
 

Hello friend’s 
I’m out of town right now so I will not be doing digital net
Thanks 
God bless 


Updated Event: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast #cal-invite

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Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast

When:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:00am to 10:00am
(UTC-06:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Monthly on the fourth Saturday

Where:
Courtney's Restaurant 4066 N. Mt. Juliet, Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@... 615.795.7396

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Description:
Breakfast Saturday morning at ~8 AM is at:
Courtney's Restaurant 
4066 N. Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN

As always, no dues, no formal meeting, no meeting minutes, no oaths, secret handshakes or passwords. Nothing but Simplextons drinking mass quantities of coffee and whatever else delights them. We do solve most of the Ham and World problems, though. 


Re: Event: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

N4JAV Allen
 

Is it Charlie Daniels Park or Courtney’s? It say’s both in the email… 

Definitely at COURTNEY'S RESTAURANT...Paul Simplexton-at-arms

 

J. Allen Vance, N4JAV

119 Hammond Ave.

Lebanon, TN. 37087

615-969-2676

 

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Subject: [MJSS] Event: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast

When:
07/24/2021
8:00am to 10:00am
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, TN

Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@... 615.795.7396

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Description:
Breakfast Saturday morning at ~8 AM is at:
Courtney's Restaurant 
4066 N. Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN

As always, no dues, no formal meeting, no meeting minutes, no oaths, secret handshakes or passwords. Nothing but Simplextons drinking mass quantities of coffee and whatever else delights them. We do solve most of the Ham and World problems, though. 

 


Re: Cuba jamming the bands?

K3MPR Mike Ramsey
 

We had a Ham on DMR TG 91 yesterday in Havana Cuba, and some idiot keep asking him if the Government was jamming HF, the poor man kept trying to change the subject then finally had to claim he spoke little English and quit talking.

 

So yes the Cuban government is jamming various frequencies.

 

K3MPR

 

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From: KO4HGO Josh via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:45 PM
To: MJSS@groups.io
Subject: Re: [MJSS] Cuba jamming the bands?

 

Well that’s not suspicious at all. It’s just a microwave or a washer and drier. No way the Cuban Government would do anything like this. We all know how honest and not corrupt the Cuban Government is. 

 


Event: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplexton Digital Net for DMR, C4FM & D-Star Modes

When:
07/24/2021
7:30pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
146.460 from Franklin, TN

Organizer: Karl N8NUT NN8NUT@...

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Description:

Digital Net begins at 730 PM on 146.460 with DMR, followed by C4FM, followed by D-star. DMR Settings: Talk Group 99, Color Code 1, Time Slot 1

Announcements on 146.415 done in analog will be made when changing modes on the net so people don't have to listen to noise.


Event: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast

When:
07/24/2021
8:00am to 10:00am
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, TN

Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@... 615.795.7396

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Description:
Breakfast Saturday morning at ~8 AM is at:
Courtney's Restaurant 
4066 N. Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN

As always, no dues, no formal meeting, no meeting minutes, no oaths, secret handshakes or passwords. Nothing but Simplextons drinking mass quantities of coffee and whatever else delights them. We do solve most of the Ham and World problems, though. 


Re: Cuba jamming the bands?

KO4HGO Josh
 

Well that’s not suspicious at all. It’s just a microwave or a washer and drier. No way the Cuban Government would do anything like this. We all know how honest and not corrupt the Cuban Government is. 


Re: 6 meters

KM4HQE Stan Gammons
 

Yeah, I bet that was fun to operate from Pikes Peak!

Thanks.  I hope to find a couple of parts for the amp at HamQuest.  I've tried but never had much luck with meteor scatter.  Had a good bit of luck on 12 meters yesterday.  932 worked. 880 confirmed now. Have some cards on the way that will put me closer to 900. I may make Challenge before long.

73

Stan
KM4HQE


On 7/23/21 12:18 AM, Don Thorpe - N4DJT wrote:
Oh yeah.. for me legal limit is kind of overkill for ft-8, psk-31.. RTTY thats a whole other beast.
I rarely run more than 500-600 out of my SPE 1.3K solid state. Once and a while i'l roll it higher.. but really the 1st 500w is the most bang for the buck..and anything more then 1kw you're just showing off..lol
But my antennas and feed-lines can handle legal limit at 100% duty cycle. all have swr less than 1.6:1 bandwidths, no traps..coils etc and use no tuners. except for 160.
I put a lot of thought and planning into these antennas for the main reason of running QRO on digital and especially RTTY/SSTV.
You need beefy antenna systems for 100% duty cycle at high power levels.

I'm only kidding the QRP guys, I really do like QRP for POTA/SOTA sutff. its super fun.
I did a SOTA on Pikes Peak in Colorado..it was awesome.
A 14,101 ft mountain makes a great tower! HF contacts with fist full of Hamstick antennas were great but the 2m stuff was the highlight.
Made 48 300-500 mile FM QSO's on a little mobile rig...worked though a huge pileup..a total blast.

Good luck with getting that 6m amp working Stan. I've been enjoying some Meteor scatter on 6m MSK144 these last few days.

73/Peace
Don
N4DJT
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Cuba jamming the bands?

 

Interesting video here:

https://youtu.be/dtICIDDvnPw
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Hope to hear you on the air!!

Paul
K4PEW
Mt. Juliet


Re: 6 meters

N4DJT Don Thorpe
 

Oh yeah.. for me legal limit is kind of overkill for ft-8, psk-31.. RTTY thats a whole other beast.
I rarely run more than 500-600 out of my SPE 1.3K solid state. Once and a while i'l roll it higher.. but really the 1st 500w is the most bang for the buck..and anything more then 1kw you're just showing off..lol
But my antennas and feed-lines can handle legal limit at 100% duty cycle. all have swr less than 1.6:1 bandwidths, no traps..coils etc and use no tuners. except for 160.
I put a lot of thought and planning into these antennas for the main reason of running QRO on digital and especially RTTY/SSTV.
You need beefy antenna systems for 100% duty cycle at high power levels.

I'm only kidding the QRP guys, I really do like QRP for POTA/SOTA sutff. its super fun.
I did a SOTA on Pikes Peak in Colorado..it was awesome.
A 14,101 ft mountain makes a great tower! HF contacts with fist full of Hamstick antennas were great but the 2m stuff was the highlight.
Made 48 300-500 mile FM QSO's on a little mobile rig...worked though a huge pileup..a total blast.

Good luck with getting that 6m amp working Stan. I've been enjoying some Meteor scatter on 6m MSK144 these last few days.

73/Peace
Don
N4DJT


Re: 6 meters

KM4HQE Stan Gammons
 

Exactly.  I know some folks that run legal limit with the digital modes. If you don’t over drive the audio and have the ALC right, you won’t splatter and cause little vertical bars to be seen all down the waterfall. I have a Drake L-4B and I don’t push it more than 500 watts with any of the digital modes. Yep, nothing wrong with QRP if that’s what you want to do. I believe the rules say to use only enough power to make the QSO. If that’s QRO, well…


73

Stan
KM4HQE 

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On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 7:52 PM, Don Thorpe - N4DJT <donaldjthorpe@...> wrote:

Being "nice" is learning how to properly set your ALC for digital work.
If you correctly set the ALC there is no "splatter" with a QRO signal on FT-8, PSK, RTTY..etc
Almost all the so-called splatter/bad audio on digital modes is from ops not knowing about keeping your ALC levels low.
10w or 1kw. its gonna poop all over the bandwidth with improperly set ALC.
I would strongly advise anyone thinking about running QRO in ANY "digital" mode learn to operate cleanly, learn the ins and outs of your equipment, audio levels, drive levels.. antenna power rating.
Nothing will ruin your day quicker than pumping a near legal limit FT-8 or RTTY signal into a sub a par antenna or letting the magic smoke out of nice amp because of duty cycle over heating.

Speaking for myself all my antennas and feed lines are in prefect working order and my signals either QRP or QRO are super clean.

I Don't drink the QRP Kool-Aid.
There is nothing wrong with QRP.. its fun stuff But hey, you do you.

Peace and 73
Don N4DJT




Re: 6 meters

N4LLC Logan
 

Life is too short for QRP. 73 de N4LLC/QRP HIHI!!

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Re: 6 meters

N4DJT Don Thorpe
 

Being "nice" is learning how to properly set your ALC for digital work.
If you correctly set the ALC there is no "splatter" with a QRO signal on FT-8, PSK, RTTY..etc
Almost all the so-called splatter/bad audio on digital modes is from ops not knowing about keeping your ALC levels low.
10w or 1kw. its gonna poop all over the bandwidth with improperly set ALC.
I would strongly advise anyone thinking about running QRO in ANY "digital" mode learn to operate cleanly, learn the ins and outs of your equipment, audio levels, drive levels.. antenna power rating.
Nothing will ruin your day quicker than pumping a near legal limit FT-8 or RTTY signal into a sub a par antenna or letting the magic smoke out of nice amp because of duty cycle over heating.

Speaking for myself all my antennas and feed lines are in prefect working order and my signals either QRP or QRO are super clean.

I Don't drink the QRP Kool-Aid.
There is nothing wrong with QRP.. its fun stuff But hey, you do you.

Peace and 73
Don N4DJT


Event: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast - 07/24/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplexton (twice monthly) Breakfast

When:
07/24/2021
8:00am to 10:00am
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, TN

Organizer: Paul K4PEW K4PEW@... 615.795.7396

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Description:
Breakfast Saturday morning at ~8 AM is at:
Courtney's Restaurant 
4066 N. Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN

As always, no dues, no formal meeting, no meeting minutes, no oaths, secret handshakes or passwords. Nothing but Simplextons drinking mass quantities of coffee and whatever else delights them. We do solve most of the Ham and World problems, though. 


Event: Simplex Net de Murfreesboro, TN - 07/22/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Simplex Net de Murfreesboro, TN

When:
07/22/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Murfreesboro 147.420 FM

Organizer: Mark KN4HDD markwfaust@...

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Description:
Weekly Simplex Net 8:00 PM Local time on 147.420 FM from Murfreesboro, TN. When checking in, please provide Ham Call, Name and location.


Re: 6 meters

KM4HQE Stan Gammons
 

Life is too short for QRP.

73

Stan
KM4HQE


On 7/22/21 6:04 PM, K6KA MJ wrote:
Although FT8 is a weak signal mode, not a QRP mode
per se, please keep your transmit power down. Be 
nice! Generally on HF, if a path is open, just a few watts 
will do. Put your amplifier on standby. Turn down the 
wick to QRP levels. Try it! If you don’t get any 
responses at all, try 10 watts, maybe 20 or 30. If you 
find that you routinely ‘need’ 100 watts or more, that is 
a strong hint that your feeder and antenna system are 
inefficient. Check for corrosion and loose connectors. 
Try making a simple halfwave dipole as a comparison 
antenna. You will find that you can receive better if 
your antenna is in good shape, and reception is kinda 
useful for DXin.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021, 4:10 PM KM4HQE Stan Gammons via groups.io <buttercup11421=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
is open to EU.  Worked England and Germany using FT8 and 100 watts. Need
to build that 6 meter amp I've yet to "get around to"

73

Stan
KM4HQE









Re: 6 meters

K6KA MJ
 

Although FT8 is a weak signal mode, not a QRP mode
per se, please keep your transmit power down. Be 
nice! Generally on HF, if a path is open, just a few watts 
will do. Put your amplifier on standby. Turn down the 
wick to QRP levels. Try it! If you don’t get any 
responses at all, try 10 watts, maybe 20 or 30. If you 
find that you routinely ‘need’ 100 watts or more, that is 
a strong hint that your feeder and antenna system are 
inefficient. Check for corrosion and loose connectors. 
Try making a simple halfwave dipole as a comparison 
antenna. You will find that you can receive better if 
your antenna is in good shape, and reception is kinda 
useful for DXin.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021, 4:10 PM KM4HQE Stan Gammons via groups.io <buttercup11421=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
is open to EU.  Worked England and Germany using FT8 and 100 watts. Need
to build that 6 meter amp I've yet to "get around to"

73

Stan
KM4HQE







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