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Re: Foan In Place Packaging

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

I have not. I use foam rubber, even though I only used it once, it works quite well.

Obie N5VYS


On 9/11/2017 10:02 AM, n5baa@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 

HCARC just recently experienced catastrophic damage to a radio sold on Ebay.  In an attempt to head off this kind of thing in the future Starr and I have been toying around with using the canned foam from Lowes/Home Depot to make packing for radios and radio equipment.  Most of us have at least one piece of equipment for which we don't have original packing.  Has anyone in the club attempted this??  Ideas??


73,

Gary J
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Foan In Place Packaging

n5baa@...
 

HCARC just recently experienced catastrophic damage to a radio sold on Ebay.  In an attempt to head off this kind of thing in the future Starr and I have been toying around with using the canned foam from Lowes/Home Depot to make packing for radios and radio equipment.  Most of us have at least one piece of equipment for which we don't have original packing.  Has anyone in the club attempted this??  Ideas??


73,

Gary J
N5BAA


Re: Route 66

Marty Meyers
 

Great work Obie! I only worked one. Heard several others but didn’t make the contact. There were a few Route 66 stations on FT8 as well.

I did work the following via FT8 on 17m, 20m, and 40m last night.

- New Caledonia - an all-time new one for me
- 3 x New Zealand
- 3x Australia
- Japan
- 3x Canada
- Puerto Rico
- Venezuela
- Chile
- 15x USA

I’m not a huge fan of FT8 as it gets a bit boring but it does get through! If you guys haven’t tried this mode yet I would highly suggest it. If you do try it please read the release notes for the WSJT-X software as it answers a lot of questions.

73,

Marty
W5MRM



On September 10, 2017 at 5:30:40 PM, OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC] (stxdxcc@...) wrote:

 

I tried to send this yesterday. Problems with my email...server.

Ob


Even with the poor band conditions last night, I managed to work 14 out the 21 Route 66 station.

Mostly on 40 meters. 12 on 40 meters and 2 on 20 meters....all SSB & 2 Charlie Whisky?.

Hopefully today will be better?


Obie N5VYS


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Re: Texas QSO Party 2017

Marty Meyers
 

Sounds Good Obie! Thanks for letting us know. 

Marty


On September 10, 2017 at 5:26:20 PM, OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC] (stxdxcc@...) wrote:

 

Hi Marty, I had planned to operate mobile, but I did not get my mobile setup. I will now operate my home station for a period Saturday 23rd.

Obie N5VYS


On 9/10/2017 3:21 PM, martyrmeyers@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 

Dear Club Members,


As you know the Texas QSO party for 2017 will be held later this month. This is a contest that the club has traditionally worked both from the club station as well as mobile.


Dates for the event are as follows:

Saturday, September 23rd 1400Z - Sunday, September 24th 0200Z (Saturday 9AM - 9PM Central)

Sunday, September 24th 1400Z - 2000Z (Sunday 9AM - 3PM Central)


I would like to start planning our operations for this event. If you are able, please consider spending some time with the group at the club station. I would like to run a sideband, cw, and digital operation to maximize points.


If you are available to work this contest please let me know if:


1. You would like to work the contest from the club station.

2. You would like to work the contest mobile.


If you have friends from other clubs or just from around the area that would like to participate in this contest please let me know that as well. We have had members of the KARS club from the Boerne area participate in the past and we all had a great experience.


I have the equipment to setup an outdoor “courtesy tent” members can bring their favorite lawn chair and use this area to take breaks away from the action. I will plan on bringing a cooler with drinks as well as some snacks. It would be great to have a barbecue in conjunction with this but that will depend fully on the amount of participation we have.


Mark your calendars and let me know if you can make it.


73,


Marty

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Austin 6 meter Bash

Jehle
 

Anyone going want to share a hotel room?  Time is getting short.


Buzz N5UR

Route 66

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

I tried to send this yesterday. Problems with my email...server.

Ob

Even with the poor band conditions last night, I managed to work 14 out the 21 Route 66 station.

Mostly on 40 meters. 12 on 40 meters and 2 on 20 meters....all SSB & 2 Charlie Whisky?.

Hopefully today will be better?


Obie N5VYS


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Re: Texas QSO Party 2017

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

Hi Marty, I had planned to operate mobile, but I did not get my mobile setup. I will now operate my home station for a period Saturday 23rd.

Obie N5VYS


On 9/10/2017 3:21 PM, martyrmeyers@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 

Dear Club Members,


As you know the Texas QSO party for 2017 will be held later this month. This is a contest that the club has traditionally worked both from the club station as well as mobile.


Dates for the event are as follows:

Saturday, September 23rd 1400Z - Sunday, September 24th 0200Z (Saturday 9AM - 9PM Central)

Sunday, September 24th 1400Z - 2000Z (Sunday 9AM - 3PM Central)


I would like to start planning our operations for this event. If you are able, please consider spending some time with the group at the club station. I would like to run a sideband, cw, and digital operation to maximize points.


If you are available to work this contest please let me know if:


1. You would like to work the contest from the club station.

2. You would like to work the contest mobile.


If you have friends from other clubs or just from around the area that would like to participate in this contest please let me know that as well. We have had members of the KARS club from the Boerne area participate in the past and we all had a great experience.


I have the equipment to setup an outdoor “courtesy tent” members can bring their favorite lawn chair and use this area to take breaks away from the action. I will plan on bringing a cooler with drinks as well as some snacks. It would be great to have a barbecue in conjunction with this but that will depend fully on the amount of participation we have.


Mark your calendars and let me know if you can make it.


73,


Marty

W5MRM




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Re: Texas QSO Party 2017

Ken Nichols
 

I am available either or both days, and digital &/or SSB. Oh yeah, also to eat barbecue & have fun!
-Ken-

Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

On Sep 10, 2017, at 3:21 PM, martyrmeyers@... [STXDXCC] <STXDXCC@...> wrote:

 

Dear Club Members,


As you know the Texas QSO party for 2017 will be held later this month. This is a contest that the club has traditionally worked both from the club station as well as mobile.


Dates for the event are as follows:

Saturday, September 23rd 1400Z - Sunday, September 24th 0200Z (Saturday 9AM - 9PM Central)

Sunday, September 24th 1400Z - 2000Z (Sunday 9AM - 3PM Central)


I would like to start planning our operations for this event. If you are able, please consider spending some time with the group at the club station. I would like to run a sideband, cw, and digital operation to maximize points.


If you are available to work this contest please let me know if:


1. You would like to work the contest from the club station.

2. You would like to work the contest mobile.


If you have friends from other clubs or just from around the area that would like to participate in this contest please let me know that as well. We have had members of the KARS club from the Boerne area participate in the past and we all had a great experience.


I have the equipment to setup an outdoor “courtesy tent” members can bring their favorite lawn chair and use this area to take breaks away from the action. I will plan on bringing a cooler with drinks as well as some snacks. It would be great to have a barbecue in conjunction with this but that will depend fully on the amount of participation we have.


Mark your calendars and let me know if you can make it.


73,


Marty

W5MRM


Texas QSO Party 2017

Marty Meyers
 

Dear Club Members,


As you know the Texas QSO party for 2017 will be held later this month. This is a contest that the club has traditionally worked both from the club station as well as mobile.


Dates for the event are as follows:

Saturday, September 23rd 1400Z - Sunday, September 24th 0200Z (Saturday 9AM - 9PM Central)

Sunday, September 24th 1400Z - 2000Z (Sunday 9AM - 3PM Central)


I would like to start planning our operations for this event. If you are able, please consider spending some time with the group at the club station. I would like to run a sideband, cw, and digital operation to maximize points.


If you are available to work this contest please let me know if:


1. You would like to work the contest from the club station.

2. You would like to work the contest mobile.


If you have friends from other clubs or just from around the area that would like to participate in this contest please let me know that as well. We have had members of the KARS club from the Boerne area participate in the past and we all had a great experience.


I have the equipment to setup an outdoor “courtesy tent” members can bring their favorite lawn chair and use this area to take breaks away from the action. I will plan on bringing a cooler with drinks as well as some snacks. It would be great to have a barbecue in conjunction with this but that will depend fully on the amount of participation we have.


Mark your calendars and let me know if you can make it.


73,


Marty

W5MRM


Comms Info From ARRL

n5baa@...
 

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB017
ARLB017 Operating Procedures During Hurricane Irma

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ARRL Bulletin 17  ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  September 8, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB017
ARLB017 Operating Procedures During Hurricane Irma

Please be aware that due to the breadth of this series of weather
events, numerous emergency and public service nets are in session,
especially on the 80, 40, and 20 meter bands. US licensees are
reminded that Part 97.101 (c) always gives priority to stations
providing emergency communications. All stations should be aware
that in a large-scale natural disaster, immediate threats to life
and property can happen quickly. In order for Amateur Radio to play
an effective role in supporting humanitarian efforts, it is key that
all licensees cooperate to minimize potential on-air problems.

Amateurs should also be aware that the primary users on the 60-meter
channels are using those channels extensively. Amateur stations, as
secondary users, must ensure that their communications are conducted
in such a manner to ensure that Federal government stations, as
primary users, can have immediate use of any 60-meter channel.
Amateurs, please make sure you are leaving adequate breaks between
transmissions to allow the primary stations to use the frequency. If
a primary user does break into an amateur contact on the frequency,
the amateurs involved should immediately cease their transmissions.

At this time, it is ARRL's understanding that only Amateur Radio
Emergency or Amateur Radio Priority traffic is moving in and out of
the affected areas. Amateur Radio Health and Welfare communications
are being queued up for later delivery into the affected area, as
the emergency and priority traffic eases.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it is human nature for
persons outside of the affected area to seek information on their
loved ones. Those wishing to send Health and Welfare queries are
encouraged to use the American Red Cross's ''Safe and Well'' website
to facilitate those contacts:
https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
NNNN
/EX

73,

Gary J
N5BAA



Re: Route 66

Marty Meyers
 

Thanks for the reminder Obie! Great event!

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"Route 66 On The Air   "September 9-17th
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Route 66

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N3FJP software on Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi?

Tom O'Brien
 

Has anyone tried running N3FJP's software on a Raspberry Pi (under Windows 10)?
I googled that question and got no meaningful response.
I wonder if there's enough stuff (drivers, etc.) to run N3FJP....

Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas

Re: Special Event Service

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

Good Tom, morning.

Obie N5VYS


On 9/7/2017 9:32 AM, Tom OBrien tpobrienjr@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 

Way back (2011), some hams in Missouri had a Special Event Service.
The club members logged on to a web page specific to the event, and logged contacts.
Those contacted could print a personalized QSL certificate from the web page.
It was free, and the providing club would do the certificate design with your club artwork.
I have sent a query about it to my contact in that club, and will let everyone know what comes of it.

Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas



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Re: Special Event

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

Exactly Marty, everyone can and should be involved with the discussion!

Obie N5VYS


On 9/7/2017 7:35 AM, Marty Meyers martyrmeyers@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 
I agree with you Obie. The best way to do this economically is by providing a certificate via PDF/email. I suggest we put together a Special Event planning committee at the next club meeting so that we can have a few people actively working on the planning of such an event.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:26 PM, OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC] <STXDXCC@...> wrote:
 

Hi Gary,

This sounds great.     I believe Marty had suggested a certificate via email to help reduce printing cost?

Lets see what  membership thinks ?  Sounds fun to me.    I'm in. Operating either, SSB or RTTY maybe FT8?

Obie N5VYS


On 9/6/2017 5:46 PM, n5baa@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 
I would figure that the next move would be to decide to host one and design a certificate and/or QSL  appropriate to the event.  Certificates can either be mailed or emailed for the person making the contact to print out.  Would suggest that these certificates be serialized if sent via email.  Google images is a good source for free art.  I think the standard is to change the artwork by 10% to get around copyright problems.

73,

Gary J
N5BAA


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Special Event Service

Tom O'Brien
 

Way back (2011), some hams in Missouri had a Special Event Service.
The club members logged on to a web page specific to the event, and logged contacts.
Those contacted could print a personalized QSL certificate from the web page.
It was free, and the providing club would do the certificate design with your club artwork.
I have sent a query about it to my contact in that club, and will let everyone know what comes of it.


Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas

Re: Special Event

Marty Meyers
 

I agree with you Obie. The best way to do this economically is by providing a certificate via PDF/email. I suggest we put together a Special Event planning committee at the next club meeting so that we can have a few people actively working on the planning of such an event.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:26 PM, OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC] <STXDXCC@...> wrote:
 

Hi Gary,

This sounds great.     I believe Marty had suggested a certificate via email to help reduce printing cost?

Lets see what  membership thinks ?  Sounds fun to me.    I'm in. Operating either, SSB or RTTY maybe FT8?

Obie N5VYS


On 9/6/2017 5:46 PM, n5baa@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 
I would figure that the next move would be to decide to host one and design a certificate and/or QSL  appropriate to the event.  Certificates can either be mailed or emailed for the person making the contact to print out.  Would suggest that these certificates be serialized if sent via email.  Google images is a good source for free art.  I think the standard is to change the artwork by 10% to get around copyright problems.

73,

Gary J
N5BAA


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Re: Special Event

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

Hi Gary,

This sounds great.     I believe Marty had suggested a certificate via email to help reduce printing cost?

Lets see what  membership thinks ?  Sounds fun to me.    I'm in. Operating either, SSB or RTTY maybe FT8?

Obie N5VYS


On 9/6/2017 5:46 PM, n5baa@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 
I would figure that the next move would be to decide to host one and design a certificate and/or QSL  appropriate to the event.  Certificates can either be mailed or emailed for the person making the contact to print out.  Would suggest that these certificates be serialized if sent via email.  Google images is a good source for free art.  I think the standard is to change the artwork by 10% to get around copyright problems.

73,

Gary J
N5BAA


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Re: Special Event

n5baa@...
 

I would figure that the next move would be to decide to host one and design a certificate and/or QSL  appropriate to the event.  Certificates can either be mailed or emailed for the person making the contact to print out.  Would suggest that these certificates be serialized if sent via email.  Google images is a good source for free art.  I think the standard is to change the artwork by 10% to get around copyright problems.

73,

Gary J
N5BAA

Re: Special Event

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

Good morning Tom, yes this a very good start. I like the sound of N5VYS/100! now what is our next move?

Obie N5VYS


On 9/6/2017 8:39 AM, Tom OBrien tpobrienjr@... [STXDXCC] wrote:
 
Obie,

I think there is a way that we can sign something like AB5XZ/SARC100 or AB5XZ/100 for a special event.  No permission required, if I remember correctly.

-----Original Message-----
From: "OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC]"
Sent: Sep 5, 2017 8:14 PM
To: STXDXCC@...
Subject: [STXDXCC] Special Event

 

Gary, maybe there is a model were we could operate from our home stations with the same goal, signing W5/N5BAA etc.

.Commemorating the anniversary of the city of San Antonio (year) ?

More discussion to follow and ideas.

Obie N5VYS


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Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas