Date   
Working FT8 Split

Marty Meyers
 

I posted this via email several hours ago but I don't see it here. I apologize if you get a dupe.


Dear fellow FT8ers,


VK5GR will be on a "holiday style" DXPedition to Niue as E6AG. He plans to operate FT8. He is already on his way and will operate for 10-12 days once he arrives.

Here is an article that discusses how to work FT8 in split mode. 


For more info on the E6AG operation check the following web page.


73,

Marty

W5MRM


Working FT8 Split

Marty Meyers
 

Dear fellow FT8ers,

VK5GR will be on a "holiday style" DXPedition to Niue as E6AG. He plans to operate FT8. He is already on his way and will operate for 10-12 days once he arrives.

Here is an article that discusses how to work FT8 in split mode. 


For more info on the E6AG operation check the following web page.


73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: SARC monthly meeting [1 Attachment]

Mark W8MRK
 

Great job on the newsletter – it looks fantastic!

 

   Mark – W8MRK

 

From: STXDXCC@... [mailto:STXDXCC@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 4:07 PM
To: STXDXCC@...
Subject: [STXDXCC] SARC monthly meeting [1 Attachment]

 

FYI, 

Thought one of you might be interested in the SARC newsletter or the

planned presentation at this upcoming meeting Thursday night.



Also note the Swap Meet next Saturday at Hangar 18.  (I think date is actually 9/16.)

-Ken-


Ken Nichols


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ)" <w5frq@...>
Date: September 11, 2017 at 3:00:07 PM CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Re: SARC monthly meeting reminder

Sorry I for got to attach the newsletter please find it attached here!



Ken Nichols

(m)301-717-4571

On 9/11/2017 1:58 PM, Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ) wrote:

Our next club meeting will be at 7:00 p. m. (1900) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Grady’s Barbeque, 327 E. Nakoma Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Please come early and join us for dinner before the meeting.  The program will be presented by Pete Shavney, WA3OVH, on Emergency Amateur Radio Operations in Hurricane Agnes.

 

73,

Brad.   W5FRQ

 

 

Re: SARC monthly meeting [1 Attachment]

Marty Meyers
 

Thank you for passing along Ken. Interesting content. I hope to make it to the Hangar 18 tailgate one of these days.

Marty
W5MRM

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On Sep 11, 2017, at 6:09 PM, "Ken Nichols ken.nichols.kd3vk@... [STXDXCC]" <STXDXCC@...> wrote:
FYI, 
Thought one of you might be interested in the SARC newsletter or the
planned presentation at this upcoming meeting Thursday night.

Also note the Swap Meet next Saturday at Hangar 18.  (I think date is actually 9/16.)
-Ken-

Ken Nichols

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ)" <w5frq@...>
Date: September 11, 2017 at 3:00:07 PM CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Re: SARC monthly meeting reminder

Sorry I for got to attach the newsletter please find it attached here!




Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571
On 9/11/2017 1:58 PM, Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ) wrote:
Our next club meeting will be at 7:00 p. m. (1900) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Grady’s Barbeque, 327 E. Nakoma Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Please come early and join us for dinner before the meeting.  The program will be presented by Pete Shavney, WA3OVH, on Emergency Amateur Radio Operations in Hurricane Agnes.

73,
Brad.   W5FRQ


SARC monthly meeting

Ken Nichols
 

FYI, 
Thought one of you might be interested in the SARC newsletter or the
planned presentation at this upcoming meeting Thursday night.

Also note the Swap Meet next Saturday at Hangar 18.  (I think date is actually 9/16.)
-Ken-

Ken Nichols

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ)" <w5frq@...>
Date: September 11, 2017 at 3:00:07 PM CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Re: SARC monthly meeting reminder

Sorry I for got to attach the newsletter please find it attached here!




Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

On 9/11/2017 1:58 PM, Brad Crabtree(W5FRQ) wrote:
Our next club meeting will be at 7:00 p. m. (1900) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Grady’s Barbeque, 327 E. Nakoma Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Please come early and join us for dinner before the meeting.  The program will be presented by Pete Shavney, WA3OVH, on Emergency Amateur Radio Operations in Hurricane Agnes.

73,
Brad.   W5FRQ


Correction

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

I only need three more stations to sweep, maybe more time in the chair. (BIC)

W6D San Bernardino,

W6L Tulsa, OK

W6M River ton,  Ks

Obie N5VYS

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Route 66

OBIE D WEATHERS JR <n5vys@...>
 

I only need four more stations to sweep, maybe more time in the chair. (BIC)

W6D San Bernardino, CA

W6D  Victorville, CA

W6L Tulsa, OK

W6M River ton,  Ks

Obie N5VYS


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Re: Foan In Place Packaging

Ken Nichols
 

I would just caution you of which foam you use. Apparently there's more than one kind and the agent used in one of them is very acidic. It could cause problems depending on how you're building your form template. I highly recommend your radio gear not being near the foam until it's fully cured. 
Also the foam comes in non-expanding and expanding versions. The expanding one can be a real problem in a confined space when applied. 

For long-term packing or repeated shipping I've only used spongy foam/foam rubber and even procured the foam made for cases which also comes in a partially precut kind that you can just tear out squares/spaces until you get the shape you want. 
I have a couple of cases & this kind of foam for my FlexRadio, I just haven't gotten around to finalizing the packing design. 
Good luck. 

Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

On Sep 11, 2017, at 10:46 AM, OBIE D WEATHERS JR n5vys@... [STXDXCC] <STXDXCC@...> wrote:

 

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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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
N5BAA




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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

W5MRM




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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

ZCZC AG17
QST de W1AW 
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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"Route 66 On The Air   "September 9-17th
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