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Re: covid

G1TDL Mike
 

I have removed this post from the group. 
Poster has been put on moderation. 

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

On 14 Dec 2020, at 15:45, M0NCJ Chris <chris-nic@...> wrote:


Is anyone interested in questioning the mainstream media about this before lining up for your shot.

One of many sources of info is the following.

Mainstream media claims that coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country, but does anyone really know how many cases there are? According to Dr. Tim O’Shea, the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may be drastically different from positive tests, which the media insists are the same when they are two different things. In O’Shea’s podcast thedoctorwithin, […]
www.fakescience.news
Chris. N.


Clearing the clutter

GJ6WRI Steve
 

Good evening fellow MSARS members.

I’m having a bit of a shack clear-out, and have made a partial list of kit I am looking to sell.

Before it is advertised more widely, is there anything you would like to make me an offer on?

73 all. Stay Safe

Steve GJ6WRI

 


Re: Clearing the clutter

G8JBJ John
 

Hi Steve,

I've replied to your Gmail email.

John, GM8JBJ


 

John Berry


Mob. 07553 250 919
Willowburn, Kirkton, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 8QJ



On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 at 19:27, GJ6WRI Steve <illflyit@...> wrote:

Good evening fellow MSARS members.

I’m having a bit of a shack clear-out, and have made a partial list of kit I am looking to sell.

Before it is advertised more widely, is there anything you would like to make me an offer on?

73 all. Stay Safe

Steve GJ6WRI

 


Santa Claus 80m net

G4UDU Phil
 

Hello

For some years now I have been running a 80 meter net on Christmas Eve at 9:30 in the evening - this used to be done by Chris G3NDJ but when he died several years ago I took on the task.

We used to get between 30 and 40 people checking in - some only just to say seasons greetings others stayed throughout the evening often until its closing after midnight.

So if you would like to give me a call - I will be around 3.712 MHz from 9:30 PM onwards until there are no further call ins


Hope to see you there


73 Phil G4UDU


Re: Santa Claus 80m net

GJ6WRI Steve
 

Good evening Phil.
Hearing some of you.
De GJ6WRI Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> On Behalf Of G4UDU Phil
Sent: 23 December 2020 20:28
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net

Hello

For some years now I have been running a 80 meter net on Christmas Eve at 9:30 in the evening - this used to be done by Chris G3NDJ but when he died several years ago I took on the task.


We used to get between 30 and 40 people checking in - some only just to say seasons greetings others stayed throughout the evening often until its closing after midnight.

So if you would like to give me a call - I will be around 3.712 MHz from 9:30 PM onwards until there are no further call ins


Hope to see you there


73 Phil G4UDU


Re: Santa Claus 80m net

M0XYF Berni
 

Evening all.

Don't have any antennas up at all right now, but hearing most of you on the websdr...

http://websdrmaasbree.hamshack.info:8901

Thanks to Phil and all.

Happy Christmas to all club members and friends...

Berni M0XYF

On 24/12/2020 22:07, GJ6WRI Steve wrote:
Good evening Phil.
Hearing some of you.
De GJ6WRI Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> On Behalf Of G4UDU Phil
Sent: 23 December 2020 20:28
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net

Hello

For some years now I have been running a 80 meter net on Christmas Eve at 9:30 in the evening - this used to be done by Chris G3NDJ but when he died several years ago I took on the task.


We used to get between 30 and 40 people checking in - some only just to say seasons greetings others stayed throughout the evening often until its closing after midnight.

So if you would like to give me a call - I will be around 3.712 MHz from 9:30 PM onwards until there are no further call ins


Hope to see you there


73 Phil G4UDU












Re: Santa Claus 80m net

M7AOE Ray
 

I'm sorry, I missed that. I didn't think I could get a long enough inverted V in my cousin's garden. Anyway have a nice day tomorrow.

Ray M7AOE


From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> on behalf of GJ6WRI Steve <illflyit@...>
Sent: 24 December 2020 22:07
To: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net
 
Good evening Phil.
Hearing some of you.
De GJ6WRI Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> On Behalf Of G4UDU Phil
Sent: 23 December 2020 20:28
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net

Hello

For some years now I have been running a 80 meter net on Christmas Eve at 9:30 in the evening - this used to be done by Chris G3NDJ but when he died several years ago I took on the task.


We used to get between 30 and 40 people checking in -  some only just to say seasons greetings others stayed throughout the evening often until its closing after midnight.

So if you would like to give me a call - I will be around 3.712 MHz  from 9:30 PM onwards until there are no further call ins


Hope to see you there


73 Phil G4UDU














Re: Santa Claus 80m net

G4UDU Phil
 

Morning Ray

You need a “Portable Deployment Kit” for times like that.

I have one that I can grab and go and get a signal from anywhere.

I will talk to you about it


73 Phil G4UDU





On 24 Dec 2020, at 22:54, M7AOE Ray <rayxl@...> wrote:

I'm sorry, I missed that. I didn't think I could get a long enough inverted V in my cousin's garden. Anyway have a nice day tomorrow.

Ray M7AOE


From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> on behalf of GJ6WRI Steve <illflyit@...>
Sent: 24 December 2020 22:07
To: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net
 
Good evening Phil.
Hearing some of you.
De GJ6WRI Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Msars@groups.io <Msars@groups.io> On Behalf Of G4UDU Phil
Sent: 23 December 2020 20:28
To: Msars@groups.io
Subject: [Msars] Santa Claus 80m net

Hello

For some years now I have been running a 80 meter net on Christmas Eve at 9:30 in the evening - this used to be done by Chris G3NDJ but when he died several years ago I took on the task.


We used to get between 30 and 40 people checking in -  some only just to say seasons greetings others stayed throughout the evening often until its closing after midnight.

So if you would like to give me a call - I will be around 3.712 MHz  from 9:30 PM onwards until there are no further call ins


Hope to see you there


73 Phil G4UDU















MSARS Newsletters

G3WYN Ken
 

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken


Re: MSARS Newsletters

G4UDU Phil
 

The situation as I see it


1 Tony does a fantastic job doing the club Newsletter and running website

2. We have an equipment problem that needs sorting out

3. MSARS is NOT a savings bank and we have club funds available

4. Buy a new computer that is the “MSARS Newsletter & Website” PC

5. Don’t take to long making our minds up - get it done now !


What does the membership think ……………..


Phil G4UDU

On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken






Re: MSARS Newsletters

G1TDL Mike
 

Hello Ken,

Invitations were sent to all members. There are 31 who have joined the group.

Happy New Year to all .

/\/\ike G1TDL/ G0GNV.
The Homestead
Burgess Hill
RH15 0RQ

On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken






Re: MSARS Newsletters

G6DGK Gavin
 

Dear MSARS members,

I agree entirely with Phil's suggestion that our committee should either have Tony's computer sorted out as quickly as possible, or to take advantage of the current sales and buy a new desktop computer for Tony to use to produce the excellent standard of newsletters as he has in the past.

MSARS is unlikely to be able to hold meetings in Cyprus Hall, as we have in the past for some months to come, so Newsletters to be produced on a new MSARS computer are an appropriate way of keeping in touch.  Please don't delay !!

73,

Gavin - G6DGK

On 28/12/2020 21:17, G4UDU Phil wrote:
The situation as I see it


1 Tony does a fantastic job doing the club Newsletter and running website

2. We have an equipment problem that needs sorting out

3. MSARS is NOT a savings bank and we have club funds available

4. Buy a new computer that is the “MSARS Newsletter & Website” PC

5. Don’t take to long making our minds up - get it done now !


What does the membership think ……………..


Phil G4UDU




On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken








Re: MSARS Newsletters

M0XYF Berni
 

I'll be looking at the PC in the next couple of days. Hardware aside, we need to recover Tony's data and look at software requirements first. I'll report back when I've had a look.

Berni M0XYF

On 29/12/2020 12:11, G6DGK Gavin via groups.io wrote:
Dear MSARS members,

I agree entirely with Phil's suggestion that our committee should either have Tony's computer sorted out as quickly as possible, or to take advantage of the current sales and buy a new desktop computer for Tony to use to produce the excellent standard of newsletters as he has in the past.

MSARS is unlikely to be able to hold meetings in Cyprus Hall, as we have in the past for some months to come, so Newsletters to be produced on a new MSARS computer are an appropriate way of keeping in touch.  Please don't delay !!

73,

Gavin - G6DGK





On 28/12/2020 21:17, G4UDU Phil wrote:
The situation as I see it


1     Tony does a fantastic job doing the club Newsletter and running website

2.    We have an equipment problem that needs sorting out

3.    MSARS is NOT a savings bank and we have club funds available

4.    Buy a new computer that is the “MSARS Newsletter & Website” PC

5.    Don’t take to long making our minds up - get it done now !


What does the membership think ……………..


Phil G4UDU




On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken












Happy New Year!!!

M0XYF Berni
 

Been a rough year, and I know some of you have had some unpleasant things to deal with over and above the obvious, so let's hope 2021 is much happier all round.

Happy new year to all MSARS members!

Berni M0XYF


Re: Happy New Year!!!

G8KMP Mike
 

Hello to all members.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all members.

Take care.
Mike G8KMP

On 01 January 2021 at 00:56 M0XYF Berni <msars@mailfeeder.co.uk> wrote:


Been a rough year, and I know some of you have had some unpleasant
things to deal with over and above the obvious, so let's hope 2021 is
much happier all round.

Happy new year to all MSARS members!

Berni M0XYF






Re: MSARS Newsletters

M0XYF Berni
 

Hi everyone.

I'm currently fixing the website, and sorting out Tony's computer - which just needs a little TLC. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Berni M0XYF

On 29/12/2020 12:46, M0XYF Berni wrote:
I'll be looking at the PC in the next couple of days. Hardware aside, we need to recover Tony's data and look at software requirements first. I'll report back when I've had a look.

Berni M0XYF


On 29/12/2020 12:11, G6DGK Gavin via groups.io wrote:
Dear MSARS members,

I agree entirely with Phil's suggestion that our committee should either have Tony's computer sorted out as quickly as possible, or to take advantage of the current sales and buy a new desktop computer for Tony to use to produce the excellent standard of newsletters as he has in the past.

MSARS is unlikely to be able to hold meetings in Cyprus Hall, as we have in the past for some months to come, so Newsletters to be produced on a new MSARS computer are an appropriate way of keeping in touch.  Please don't delay !!

73,

Gavin - G6DGK





On 28/12/2020 21:17, G4UDU Phil wrote:
The situation as I see it


1     Tony does a fantastic job doing the club Newsletter and running website

2.    We have an equipment problem that needs sorting out

3.    MSARS is NOT a savings bank and we have club funds available

4.    Buy a new computer that is the “MSARS Newsletter & Website” PC

5.    Don’t take to long making our minds up - get it done now !


What does the membership think ……………..


Phil G4UDU




On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken















Re: MSARS Newsletters

G1TDL Mike
 

Excellent news Berni.

Happier New Year everybody.

/\/\ike G1tdl
The Homestead
Burgess Hill
RH15 0RQ

On 1 Jan 2021, at 17:46, M0XYF Berni <msars@mailfeeder.co.uk> wrote:

Hi everyone.

I'm currently fixing the website, and sorting out Tony's computer - which just needs a little TLC. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Berni M0XYF

On 29/12/2020 12:46, M0XYF Berni wrote:
I'll be looking at the PC in the next couple of days. Hardware aside, we need to recover Tony's data and look at software requirements first. I'll report back when I've had a look.

Berni M0XYF


On 29/12/2020 12:11, G6DGK Gavin via groups.io wrote:
Dear MSARS members,

I agree entirely with Phil's suggestion that our committee should either have Tony's computer sorted out as quickly as possible, or to take advantage of the current sales and buy a new desktop computer for Tony to use to produce the excellent standard of newsletters as he has in the past.

MSARS is unlikely to be able to hold meetings in Cyprus Hall, as we have in the past for some months to come, so Newsletters to be produced on a new MSARS computer are an appropriate way of keeping in touch. Please don't delay !!

73,

Gavin - G6DGK





On 28/12/2020 21:17, G4UDU Phil wrote:
The situation as I see it


1 Tony does a fantastic job doing the club Newsletter and running website

2. We have an equipment problem that needs sorting out

3. MSARS is NOT a savings bank and we have club funds available

4. Buy a new computer that is the “MSARS Newsletter & Website” PC

5. Don’t take to long making our minds up - get it done now !


What does the membership think ……………..


Phil G4UDU




On 28 Dec 2020, at 19:07, G3WYN Ken via groups.io <G3WYN=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Some of you might have noticed that there are no MSARS Newsletters on our website now. This is because Tony Finch our excellent Editor has a problem with the computer he uses to edit and store the newsletters. Until his problem is resolved there will be no more newsletters , the December issue has already fallen by the wayside. Tony is asking for someone with tech knowledge to assist him. It may well be that he will need to replace the computer but this has yet to be decided.

Since we no longer have face to face meetings we are more reliant on members and many others both at home and overseas being able to read what is going on.

Who can help Tony? If YOU can, please email him on tonyfinch5@outlook.com.

Thanks. Ken


















January 2021 Newsletter

M0XYF Berni
 

Now available on the website.

I have offered to take over the website and newsletter work, albeit in a totally new format. Maybe there are other members who would also like to take it on, but the offer is there. I would run it as a packaged Joomla or Wordpress setup to reduce the amount of effort required in maintenance.

Zoom meetings will resume this Wednesday after the Christmas and New Year break, so maybe see some of you then.

Let's see what 2021 brings!

73's

Berni M0XYF


Zoom Lecture - Tuesday - "Old Ham Radio Kit"

G4UDU Phil
 

This may be of interest to some of the membership


Just a reminder that WADARC will be hosting an online Zoom lecture tomorrow (Jan 5th). I'll be opening the channel around 7.45 pm for members to login for an 8.00pm start.

The lecture is entitled "Old Ham Radio Kit - Why Do We Bother?" and is by Steve Shorey, G3ZPS.

Here are the details for you to login:

https://zoom.us/j/98110488404?pwd=T2pKVThyZHlPTlZ0cXN5TWJNZzlKZz09
Meeting ID: 981 1048 8404
Passcode: 89542

Please note that non-members are also welcome, so you may see some faces you don't recognise. Please pass the link to anyone else you think may be interested.


Phil G4UDU



Website and Newsletters

M0XYF Berni
 

Hello everyone.

It seems my offer of managing the website and newsletters going forward has been accepted, and so things will be changing somewhat in the near future.

I offered to take on the role only if I could streamline the whole process, as it's just too onerous to manually handcraft every webpage and every newsletter. It's just not fair to ask one person to commit to all that effort.

I'm sure we would all like to thank Tony for what has been a marvellous contribution to the club for so many years. I'm not sure many of you realise just how many hundreds of hours he must have spent delivering your digital content over that time. He did look very relieved when I saw him this morning! Well done Tony, and happy webmaster retirement.


Change is a constant so they say, and there are now more efficient ways of working. What this means is basically two things:


Firstly, a redesign of the website. I'll be utilising either the Joomla or Wordpress platforms to host all the content. Not sure which yet. It depends on what our web host can best support.

It will mean me manually converting many of the articles on the current website over to the new platform. In this regard, I'll probably only copy the 'current' stuff, and just 'wrap' the historical stuff. It means the website will look very different, yet appear to contain the same content, albeit completely re-organised. Please note, that this is absolutely necessary to significantly reduce the amount of effort required to maintain the website in the future. I'm not looking for a new full-time job. I just want to give Tony a break and to do my bit for the club.

Secondly the newsletters will change. Rather than assembling the submissions I receive into monthly newsletters, I will post the individual articles as I receive them. That way you get your news faster, and it's way more manageable for me. I will manually post each newsletter article from any member who wishes to submit one, including the monthly copy from the likes of Ken and Russell. If they send them monthly, they'll be posted monthly. Hopefully we will also enjoy the continued flow of articles from the creative and innovative members who have submitted such interesting features in the past. News will become the focal point of the website, with static content taking more of a back seat.


I'll commit to performing this one-time setup and supporting the ongoing posting of news articles to the website for now. However, I would very much encourage you to submit your own articles directly to the website, and I will help and enable you to do that. I will be offering training to whoever needs it. I foresee my future role as simply supporting and extending the platform. The content, as ever, will be down to you!

Please contact me if you would like to have access to the new website and help create the next generation of MSARS online presence. There will be absolutely no expectation or pressure to contribute anything. There will be no possibility of you 'mucking it up'. Everything will be subsequently checked and moderated by me. If you can use Word, you can post an article online. Get to learn Joomla or Wordpress. The training will be available for free, and let's face it - what else are you going to be doing in Lockdown 3.0?

73's

Berni M0XYF

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