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Re: Website

G3WYN Ken
 

OK Bernie, thanks. Now, where is it to view. It's not on the (old) MSARS website which seems to have been taken down which means that all the overseas and non members that used to look at our Newsletters won't be able to do so until they(and me) know where to look? 73, Ken

On 21/02/2021 17:45, M0XYF Berni wrote:
OK, the new website is live. Knock yourselves out.

Big thanks to Tony who granted me use of all the existing photos, and to the guy who runs the server (I won't name him in case he doesn't want to be named) but many of you will know who I'm talking about. He's been very supportive. Thanks to Ken also who sent me a couple of bits to publish.

I'm pooped, so will be taking a break for a week or two. I've still got a few items to migrate over and then I'll be back hassling you big-time for all the photos and articles I've been promised but haven't yet received  :)

If you can't find something from the old website on the new one, use the excellent 'search' function, top right.

Oh, and by the way... just in case some of you haven't worked it out yet, every email you send via Groups.IO is displayed on that website for everyone to see. That means EVERYONE. Furthermore, that 'data' - your email - is now 'ported' back to our own website. Want to say something controversial or negative via email? Be prepared to read it on the MSARS website nanoseconds later.

Just sayin'!

Berni M0XYF





Website

M0XYF Berni
 

OK, the new website is live. Knock yourselves out.

Big thanks to Tony who granted me use of all the existing photos, and to the guy who runs the server (I won't name him in case he doesn't want to be named) but many of you will know who I'm talking about. He's been very supportive. Thanks to Ken also who sent me a couple of bits to publish.

I'm pooped, so will be taking a break for a week or two. I've still got a few items to migrate over and then I'll be back hassling you big-time for all the photos and articles I've been promised but haven't yet received  :)

If you can't find something from the old website on the new one, use the excellent 'search' function, top right.

Oh, and by the way... just in case some of you haven't worked it out yet, every email you send via Groups.IO is displayed on that website for everyone to see. That means EVERYONE. Furthermore, that 'data' - your email - is now 'ported' back to our own website. Want to say something controversial or negative via email? Be prepared to read it on the MSARS website nanoseconds later.

Just sayin'!

Berni M0XYF


Breaking news from the RSGB!

M0XYF Berni
 

The RSGB released a draft syllabus today (Wednesday the 17th of February 2021) for a brand new type of exam – “Direct to Full”. The aim is that, just like under the last few years of the RAE, newcomers will be able to get their Full licence with just a single exam session.


Re: Clutter - IMPORTANT

M0XYF Berni
 

OK, thanks. I just wanted to check that you meant the Groups.io website.


I've written this reply not just to you Tony, as I know you understand this, but for everyone else's benefit.


There is a massive storage limit on Groups.io - I believe that it's 1 Gigabyte, and that's only for attachments and databases (there is no limit on message content itself at all) - and so there is no physical problem in terms of storage space.


Groups.io structures message presentation in reverse chronological order, so the latest and most relevant 'posts' or messages are at the top and easy to find. I understand that people might find the older messages a bit of a distraction and even untidy, but it's just how Groups.io works.


Here's why I would desperately like for all the messages posted on our Groups.io account to remain in place indefinitely.


We're all encouraged to keep our email storage managed and in check, but this is very different. Search engines LOVE this stuff! SEO 'Search Engine Optimisation' is the first thing I think about when building web stuff, not real people.


It's not only humans that look at websites. It's search engine robots, and these are massively important to us.


Imagine a corner shop and a national supermarket chain. Search using Google for 'chopped tomatoes bargain', or 'value toilet rolls Burgess Hill' or whatever. It will come back with search results for Tesco or one of the other big supermarkets every time. Bob's corner shop is nowhere to be found. Same with amateur radio clubs or anything else you can think of. The trick is to out-SEO the bigger players. Make your corner shop look like a supermarket - at least to Google. That's what I'm going to do with the MSARS website. Tesco might spend hundreds of thousands of pounds a year on SEO, but I work for free!


Having an off-site resource like Groups.io with a keyword-rich high-relevance data reference is gold dust in the SEO fight - and it is a fight. I also plan to inject Groups.io chat directly onto the MSARS website front page via RSS to gain maximum advantage in terms of SEO. Actual people might also find it interesting!


Why the focus on SEO? It's like the old saying about looking after the pennies. SEO in itself is useless, but in turn it will bring interest from people interested in radio, and that's really what we want.


So PLEASE can everybody leave their posts on Groups.io, and post even more stuff if you can. It will help MSARS grow and thrive.


Thanks!


Berni M0XYF


P.S. Can I remind those members that offered me photos and other content for the website to forward them to me as soon as you can, as I'm finalising the website for a launch hopefully next week.


73's



On 17/02/2021 10:24, G3XQM Tony wrote:
H Berni,

There are currently 43 Msars emails on the website most of which seem to be stagnant. Thought it would be good for a clean up - that's all.   


From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> on behalf of M0XYF Berni <msars@...>
Sent: 16 February 2021 19:42
To: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Msars] Clutter
 

Hi Tony.


Which website do you mean?

Do you mind me asking why you're asking?


Thanks


Berni M0XYF


On 16/02/2021 19:13, G3XQM Tony wrote:
Dear Members,

To make space on this website, please delete any items that you feel have expired.

Kind regards

Tony G3XQM 


Re: Clutter

G1DVU Martin
 

Hi,
 
I am also confused, which website ??
 
Some of us may not say a lot but we are neither stagnant or Clutter but still appreciate the information from the club.
 
Martin G1DVU / M0BMD
 
 

From: G3XQM Tony
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:24 AM
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Msars] Clutter
 
H Berni,
 
There are currently 43 Msars emails on the website most of which seem to be stagnant. Thought it would be good for a clean up - that's all.  
 

From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> on behalf of M0XYF Berni <msars@...>
Sent: 16 February 2021 19:42
To: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Msars] Clutter
 

Hi Tony.

 

Which website do you mean?

Do you mind me asking why you're asking?

 

Thanks

 

Berni M0XYF

 

On 16/02/2021 19:13, G3XQM Tony wrote:
Dear Members,
 
To make space on this website, please delete any items that you feel have expired.
 
Kind regards
 
Tony G3XQM


Re: Clutter

G3XQM Tony
 

H Berni,

There are currently 43 Msars emails on the website most of which seem to be stagnant. Thought it would be good for a clean up - that's all.   


From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> on behalf of M0XYF Berni <msars@...>
Sent: 16 February 2021 19:42
To: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Msars] Clutter
 

Hi Tony.


Which website do you mean?

Do you mind me asking why you're asking?


Thanks


Berni M0XYF


On 16/02/2021 19:13, G3XQM Tony wrote:
Dear Members,

To make space on this website, please delete any items that you feel have expired.

Kind regards

Tony G3XQM 


Re: Clutter

M0XYF Berni
 

Hi Tony.


Which website do you mean?

Do you mind me asking why you're asking?


Thanks


Berni M0XYF


On 16/02/2021 19:13, G3XQM Tony wrote:
Dear Members,

To make space on this website, please delete any items that you feel have expired.

Kind regards

Tony G3XQM 


Clutter

G3XQM Tony
 

Dear Members,

To make space on this website, please delete any items that you feel have expired.

Kind regards

Tony G3XQM 


Re: JS8Call This morning

M0XYF Berni
 

Very good. That's pretty cool.

Thanks for the heads-up on the JS8 QSO party at the weekend Merv, I chatted real-time to several people. It was such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Perfect for anyone wanting to try digital modes out and have a proper two-way chat. If anyone wants some help or advice on how to get started with this mode, they are welcome to get in touch with me directly or join one of our Zoom calls on a Wednesday or Friday night.

Even in the middle of winter, freezing cold wet weather, global pandemic, bottom of the sun spot cycle, we can still chat to people all round the world on Foundation licence power levels.

Berni M0XYF

On 16/02/2021 11:40, Merv M0WVE wrote:
Pleased to say I had a 2-way contact with VK3YV this morning

We both had auto reply on each end and exchanged live signal reports etc, automatically as the operator was away from his keyboard. Hopefully next time will be there to have a kbd to kbd QSO.

73
Merv
M0WVE








JS8Call This morning

M0WVE Merv
 

Pleased to say I had a 2-way contact with VK3YV this morning

We both had auto reply on each end and exchanged live signal reports etc, automatically as the operator was away from his keyboard. Hopefully next time will be there to have a kbd to kbd QSO.

73
Merv
M0WVE


Re: This weekend Virual Radio Show

GJ6WRI Steve
 

Thanks for the heads up on this event Phil.

I watched 6 of the webinars, all very educational. For me, the most interesting was the Long Island CW Club webinar. They have 40 lessons a week for all abilities and levels, and even have dedicated groups for the blind, deaf, autistic, and the other group that I can never remember………Oh yes, got it…..YLs. (Incoming  !!!)

Overall, very enjoyable. As you may expect, most talks are available to watch again on YouTube.

73

Steve GJ6WRI

 

From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> On Behalf Of G4UDU Phil
Sent: 11 February 2021 10:44
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: [Msars] This weekend Virual Radio Show

 

Its Show Time !

 

This weekend is the Florida Hamcation - or at least it should be ……

 

There is a big list of Webinars - REMEMBER this is Florida time.  UK - 5 Hours

 

 

 

 

CU there

 

Phil G4UDU

 

 

 

 


[JS8Call] JS8 QSO Party - Sat, 02/13/2021 7:00pm to Sun, 02/14/2021 7:00pm #cal-reminder

M0WVE Merv
 



ISO 27001 Communication Rating: Official

Begin forwarded message:

From: "js8call@groups.io Calendar" <js8call@groups.io>
Date: 12 February 2021 at 19:01:09 GMT
To: js8call@groups.io
Subject: [Special] [JS8Call] JS8 QSO Party - Sat, 02/13/2021 7:00pm to Sun, 02/14/2021 7:00pm #cal-reminder
Reply-To: js8call@groups.io



Reminder: JS8 QSO Party

When: Saturday, 13 February 2021, 7:00pm to Sunday, 14 February 2021, 7:00pm (GMT+00:00) UTC

Where:All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF

View Event

Organizer: kn4crd@...

Description: The JS8 QSO Party is a chance to get on the air with JS8 and make some contacts every month. Whether you like a quick exchange or a long rag-chew, this event is for you. We have a lot of great, patient operators in the group, so the environment should be very welcoming!

The party is an all-day event held monthly on the Second Saturday of the month (unless the schedule is modified for a particular event). Each month will have a theme or goal. 


Monthly Theme: Get on the air and chat with JS8!
When:
24 hours starting at 19:00 UTC and ending at 19:00 UTC (Zulu)
Participation: Global
Bands: All Amateur Bands

Remember, by default JS8 QSO Party events are not contests, so all amateur bands are open for use. Now might be the time to break out your 30m delta loop or 17m hamstick or 12m bed springs!

Sticking to the theme is nice, but remember that with JS8 we have the freedom of free-text. So, feel free to QSY toward a clear frequency and talk about anything you want.

I hope to see some of y'all on the air. Let me know if I can help in the meantime!

Cheers!

Best,
Jordan / KN4CRD


This weekend Virual Radio Show

G4UDU Phil
 

Its Show Time !

This weekend is the Florida Hamcation - or at least it should be ……

There is a big list of Webinars - REMEMBER this is Florida time.  UK - 5 Hours




CU there

Phil G4UDU





Re: nanoVNA

M0WVE Merv
 

Excellent link to the nanoVNA talk thanks Bernie.

Merv
M0WVE


Re: JS8Call

M0XYF Berni
 

Yeah, sent a sig. report to your HB last night on 80.

BTW, watched a good NanoVNA talk by Alan Wolke W2AEW via G-QRP club convention. Worth a look. Took my understanding a bit further.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f52LHhuOROM

Also this from the RSGB convention is worth a watch - on DSP - including a really good explanation of Nyquist's Theorem. The presenter is absolutely hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFpx5Z3nF4

Berni

M0XYF

On 07/02/2021 09:09, M0WVE Mervyn wrote:
Have now started using JS8Call mainly on 40m and 15w PWR

I am leaving it running in the shack with a Heartbeat every 30mins.

Have had a couple of QSO’s so far and looking forward to receiving my first message in my inbox and maybe someone relaying a message via me too.

Merv
M0WVE






JS8Call

M0WVE Merv
 

Have now started using JS8Call mainly on 40m and 15w PWR

I am leaving it running in the shack with a Heartbeat every 30mins.

Have had a couple of QSO’s so far and looking forward to receiving my first message in my inbox and maybe someone relaying a message via me too.

Merv
M0WVE


Re: Zoom ?

G1TDL Mike
 

We did on Wednesday....

/\/\ike
The Homestead
Burgess Hill
RH15 0RQ

On 5 Feb 2021, at 20:05, G4UDU Phil <pgodbold@adurcomms.co.uk> wrote:

Do we have zoom this evening ?

Phil G4UDU







Zoom ?

G4UDU Phil
 

Do we have zoom this evening ?

Phil G4UDU


JS8

G4UDU Phil
 

Good morning


Further to my posting the other day with respect to JS8 -  I know there has been some activity I have been on and have seen one other MSARS callsign


This weekend is a good time to give it a try




If you are still in the thinking stage - take a look at this YouTube presentation, it is 48 minutes in length 




Phil G4UDU






Titanic: plan scrapped to retrieve radio that sent distress calls as ship sank

M5BTB Phil
 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/30/titanic-plan-scrapped-retrieve-radio-distress-calls-ship-sank?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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