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Jason Garneau
 

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Jason Garneau
 

Testing emailing the group.

73,
Jason / K1LOL

Re: Test topic

n1fbz
 

FBZ got the message.

73 de N1FBZ


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 9:28 AM Jason Garneau <jgarneau@...> wrote:
Testing emailing the group.

73,
Jason / K1LOL



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Re: Test topic

Arn Benjamin
 

Yup its working.
73 All 
Arn-N1ARN 


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 12:47 PM, n1fbz
<mgladu@...> wrote:
FBZ got the message.

73 de N1FBZ


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 9:28 AM Jason Garneau <jgarneau@...> wrote:
Testing emailing the group.

73,
Jason / K1LOL



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    Amateur Radio Callsign - N1FBZ
     Click here to track my location:
http://aprs.fi/?call=N1FBZ-9&mt=m&z=11&timerange=86400
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Re: Test topic

Jamie Dennis
 

I got it too


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 9:28 AM Jason Garneau <jgarneau@...> wrote:
Testing emailing the group.

73,
Jason / K1LOL

Struggling to learn CW

V Zecchinelli
 

Just thought I would throw this out there.  I am sure the moderator will let me know if this is inappropriate.
As an old fogie struggling to learn CW (good for young fogies as well I suppose) I came across a DIY Morse Code Tutor that thus far is proving helpful.  You have full control over RX and TX speeds as well as Koch or Farnsworth.  I used the STM32 MCU which has an SD card slot where you can add text files with letters/numbers you are struggling with as extra practice or even add a book.  The documentation provided by W8BH is very impressive.  http://w8bh.net/MorseTutor1.pdf

73 Vince N1VIN

Re: Test topic

V Zecchinelli
 

Super idea!  Especially nice for those of us who can't be as active as we would like.

Vince N1VIN

Re: Struggling to learn CW

Jason Garneau
 

Hi Vince,

Thank you for the suggestion! I took the CW Academy's CWOps course this last winter and it helped me a ton. Unfortunately, life got in the way so I am probably back to square one again at this point.  Anyway, I figured I'd pass this link along too - their course is totally free: https://cwops.org/cw-academy/

73,
Jason / K1LOL

Re: Struggling to learn CW

V Zecchinelli
 

Thanks Jason.  Just signed up.

On 10/31/2019 7:57 AM, Jason Garneau wrote:
Hi Vince,

Thank you for the suggestion! I took the CW Academy's CWOps course this last winter and it helped me a ton. Unfortunately, life got in the way so I am probably back to square one again at this point.  Anyway, I figured I'd pass this link along too - their course is totally free: https://cwops.org/cw-academy/

73,
Jason / K1LOL

Weather Sat bits and bobs for sale

Bob DeVarney
 

Hi All,

for the past month+ I have been upgrading my weather satellite station. Previously I have used an Icom PCR-1000 to receive the NOAA polar orbiting satellites at 137 MHz (NOAAs 15, 18, and 19) and copy their APT format weather pictures.
Recently I have begun using an SDR-based receiver to receive not only them, but also the Russian Meteor satellites, also at 137 MHz, ( Meteor M2 and Meteor M2-2) which provide even more interesting imagery. It's like the difference between analog TV and HD.

And a few weeks ago I graduated to copying imagery from the geostationary GOES-16 satellite at 1.7 GHz which has been REALLY stunning.

Along the way I have accumulated some extra pieces that are now surplus to my needs. In fact, I have enough that if you add your own SDR receiver, a simple antenna for 137 MHz, some software, and some coax and a few adapters, you can be "on the air" with a working station.

SO I offer the following package:

Hanatek 24 dB grid dish optimized for use at 1.7 GHz and elevation preset for GOES-16  ($60 new)

DownEast Microwave VHFLNACK built and tested at 137 MHz  ($55 new)

NooElec SawBird+ preamp for 1.7 GHz  ($40 new)


Asking $75 for the package.

Please contact me at w1icw at myfairpoint dot net

P.S. I would also be available to do this as a presentation for a club meeting.

73, Bob W1ICW

-- 
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Re: Weather Sat bits and bobs for sale

Bob DeVarney
 

Items have been sold.

On 11/9/2019 1:40 PM, Bob DeVarney W1ICW wrote:

Hi All,

for the past month+ I have been upgrading my weather satellite station. Previously I have used an Icom PCR-1000 to receive the NOAA polar orbiting satellites at 137 MHz (NOAAs 15, 18, and 19) and copy their APT format weather pictures.
Recently I have begun using an SDR-based receiver to receive not only them, but also the Russian Meteor satellites, also at 137 MHz, ( Meteor M2 and Meteor M2-2) which provide even more interesting imagery. It's like the difference between analog TV and HD.

And a few weeks ago I graduated to copying imagery from the geostationary GOES-16 satellite at 1.7 GHz which has been REALLY stunning.

Along the way I have accumulated some extra pieces that are now surplus to my needs. In fact, I have enough that if you add your own SDR receiver, a simple antenna for 137 MHz, some software, and some coax and a few adapters, you can be "on the air" with a working station.

SO I offer the following package:

Hanatek 24 dB grid dish optimized for use at 1.7 GHz and elevation preset for GOES-16  ($60 new)

DownEast Microwave VHFLNACK built and tested at 137 MHz  ($55 new)

NooElec SawBird+ preamp for 1.7 GHz  ($40 new)


Asking $75 for the package.

Please contact me at w1icw at myfairpoint dot net

P.S. I would also be available to do this as a presentation for a club meeting.

73, Bob W1ICW

-- 
Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
~Oscar Wilde~
-- 
Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
~Oscar Wilde~

Re: [RANV] Weather Sat bits and bobs for sale

Bob DeVarney
 

For those who are interested, the first two tiers (NOAA and Meteor) can be received with a simple ground plane antenna you probably already own (think your 2 meter antenna) and a simple RTL-SDR dongle. You won't get crystal clear imagery from horizon to horizon, but you will get good enough results to probably make you want to get a preamp and maybe build an antenna just for weather sat stuff.

Tutorials here:

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-receiving-noaa-weather-satellite-images/

http://happysat.nl/Setup_Meteor/Setup.html

And my offer stands to do a club presentation at some point.

On 11/10/2019 8:56 AM, Bob DeVarney wrote:

Items have been sold.

On 11/9/2019 1:40 PM, Bob DeVarney W1ICW wrote:

Hi All,

for the past month+ I have been upgrading my weather satellite station. Previously I have used an Icom PCR-1000 to receive the NOAA polar orbiting satellites at 137 MHz (NOAAs 15, 18, and 19) and copy their APT format weather pictures.

QST QST QST - ARRL VE Test Session - November 16, 2019

n1fbz
 

QST QST QST - ARRL VE Test Session - November 16, 2019

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 3 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Eric J. Lessard with any questions at either lessarderic29@... or 802-497-9000

73 de STARC

Upcoming Event: STARC November Meeting - Thu, 11/21/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

STARC@groups.io Calendar <STARC@...>
 

Reminder: STARC November Meeting

When: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans VT

View Event

Description: This is the November 2019 STARC Monthly Meeting.
Check:  http://www.starc.org/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/starcinc/
for the latest info on this event.  We look forward to having an eyeball QSO with you at this meeting.

73 de STARC

ESS Surplus in Manchester closing <sob>

Bob DeVarney
 

Sad to say, but my absolute favorite place to shop in the whole world is going out of business.

Electronic Surplus Services of 900 Candia Road in Manchester NH is selling off it's entire inventory of parts, tools, manuals, and chemicals and closing it's doors after a long run.

How long? I really can't say. I've only discovered them myself about ten years ago, but since then I've made it a mandatory visit every six months or so.

Since it's a surplus outfit, you never know what they will have in stock, but there is always a good stock of wire and cable (at 3 dollars per pound on the spool) a bewildering variety of sizes and colors of heatshrink tubing, switches, connectors, NTE replacement semiconductors, capacitors, resistors, electronic tools including ratcheting crimpers for RF connectors, oodles of laptop-style power supplies, video monitors, LEDs, AKRO bins, you name it. Over the years I've purchased several soldering and desoldering stations there, a very nice full size assembly bench, draftsman's chairs, said AKRO bins, several items of test equipment, coaxial cable, silver-plated copper braid, even nylon braid to put over top of a custom wiring harness I made for a set of Morrow Twins.

Did I mention everything is 50% off while it lasts? Have I got your attention now?

I will sure hate to see 'em go... probably the last store anywhere in the area to carry anything of a useful nature in the electronics parts genre.

SK de W1ICW

Re: [RANV] ESS Surplus in Manchester closing <sob>

Bob DeVarney
 

It is, or will soon be, a very unique place. Hard to describe it, you just gotta see it to understand it.

On 11/21/2019 6:01 PM, Paul N. Gayet AA1SU wrote:
Bob,
Sorry to hear that a store you like so much is closing.
Sounds like a really neat store.

73
Paul N. Gayet  AA1SU
ARRL Vermont Section Manager
Fists #4028

On 11/21/2019 5:47 PM, Bob DeVarney wrote:
Sad to say, but my absolute favorite place to shop in the whole world is going out of business.

Electronic Surplus Services of 900 Candia Road in Manchester NH is selling off it's entire inventory of parts, tools, manuals, and chemicals and closing it's doors after a long run.

How long? I really can't say. I've only discovered them myself about ten years ago, but since then I've made it a mandatory visit every six months or so.

Since it's a surplus outfit, you never know what they will have in stock, but there is always a good stock of wire and cable (at 3 dollars per pound on the spool) a bewildering variety of sizes and colors of heatshrink tubing, switches, connectors, NTE replacement semiconductors, capacitors, resistors, electronic tools including ratcheting crimpers for RF connectors, oodles of laptop-style power supplies, video monitors, LEDs, AKRO bins, you name it. Over the years I've purchased several soldering and desoldering stations there, a very nice full size assembly bench, draftsman's chairs, said AKRO bins, several items of test equipment, coaxial cable, silver-plated copper braid, even nylon braid to put over top of a custom wiring harness I made for a set of Morrow Twins.

Did I mention everything is 50% off while it lasts? Have I got your attention now?

I will sure hate to see 'em go... probably the last store anywhere in the area to carry anything of a useful nature in the electronics parts genre.

SK de W1ICW






-- 
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~Oscar Wilde~

STARC November Meeting - Thu, 11/21/2019 #cal-notice

STARC@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

STARC November Meeting

When:
Thursday, 21 November 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:
St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans VT

Description:
This is the November 2019 STARC Monthly Meeting.
Check:  http://www.starc.org/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/starcinc/
for the latest info on this event.  We look forward to having an eyeball QSO with you at this meeting.

73 de STARC

Re: [NEDECN] ISS to Earth QSO, Thursday 12/5

Bob DeVarney
 

Please note the corrected time, one hour earlier.



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [NEDECN] ISS to Earth QSO, Thursday 12/5
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:23:19 -0500
From: Bill Barber <ne1b.c6awb@...>
To: n1esk2@..., NEDECN - New England Dig. <nedecn@...>


CORRECTION on Time.  1 hour earlier at 12:55 PM on Thursday!
Thanks to David for catching this!
NARS website has been corrected.

73,
Bill, NE1B

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 11:04 AM <n1esk2@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Hello from sunny eastern Tennessee. I copied your email regarding the kids at Council Rock HS ISS to Earth QSO. I double checked the ARISS schedule and found the contact should begin at 17:56:31 UTC. This works out to 12:55 EST, not 13:55. I confirmed this with SATPC32. Please double check my math, but I think your announcement may be off by an hour.

 

We have set up a satellite ground station at the Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, TN to assist their STEM students in their plans to build and launch a picosatellite next October. Construction is underway on their bird, known as RAMSAT. The flight has been manifested. https://www.wvlt.tv/video?vid=558683522 .

 

We hope to have the station operational, aligned, and synched up with the components in time for this pass.

 

Be well,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

 

From: nedecn@... <nedecn@...> On Behalf Of Bill Barber
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 9:19 AM
To: NEDECN - New England Dig. <nedecn@...>
Subject: [NEDECN] ISS to Earth QSO, Thursday 12/5

 

International Space Station

There will be an ISS Crew Contact taking place over the eastern United States on Thursday, December 5th beginning around 1:55 pm eastern time. The contact will be a direct one with the Council Rock, H.S. in Holland, PA (near Philadelphia, PA). Astronaut Drew Morgan, KI5AAA will be hosting the contact.

Fred, AB1OC, will be the ARISS Mentor for this contact and plans to be on-site at the school during the event.

The ISS pass associated with this contact is a high one (71 degrees at TCA) and we should be able to hear Drew answering the student's questions on the ISS Voice Downlink at 145.800 MHz FM. The pass will last 10-15 minutes. It should be possible to hear the downlink with simple 2m vertical antennas or even an HT.

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Christmas Eve transmission from SAQ Grimeton, December 24, 2019

Bob DeVarney
 

Let's hope they are audible for a change. That would make a nice Christmas gift!



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Christmas Eve transmission from SAQ Grimeton, December 24, 2019
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:43:17 +0000
From: Grimeton Radio Station SAQ <info@....se>
Reply-To: Grimeton Radio Station SAQ <info@....se>
To: w1icw@...


News from
the Alexander Association
Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends
www.alexander.n.se

Scheduled transmission from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019

In the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, we will try to start the old Alexanderson 200 kW transmitter, from 1924 and send out a Christmas message on VLF 17.2 kHz CW. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 08:30 (07:30 UTC) and a message* will be transmitted at 09:00 (08:00 UTC).

Guests are welcome to attend the transmission at the radio station in Grimeton from 08:00 local time. The Alexander association will arrange Coffee and Christmas cookies, free of charge. No entrance fee.

For those of you who can not attend, we will broadcast the event live from Grimeton, Sweden on our YouTube Channel.

NEW !
ONLINE RECEPTION REPORT FORM - PLEASE NO E-MAIL REPORTS!

We are introducing a new online SAQ reception report form to be used by listeners to report reception of any SAQ transmissions. We are kindly asking listeners not to send SAQ reception reports via E-mail.

QSL-reports to SAQ are kindly received via:
Reception report form at alexander.n.se/receptionreport
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by postal mail to:

The Alexander Association
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The SK6SAQ amateur radio station will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

WELCOME!
World Heritage Grimeton Radio station and The Alexander Association
For further details, se grimeton.org or alexander.n.se



*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be set at short notice.








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