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WWV Listener Survey

Marty Meyers
 
Edited

The WWV is broadcasting a message at 10 after the hour on WWV. As part of this message they are asking listeners to take a short survey. Here is a short article with more info from the ARRL.

http://www.arrl.org/news/department-of-defense-message-prompts-listeners-to-take-wwv-wwvh-survey

and another from the SWLing Post:
https://swling.com/blog/2019/08/please-take-action-dod-broadcast-and-listener-survey-on-wwv-and-wwvh/

73,
Marty
W5MRM

Re: WWV Listener Survey

obd
 

Thanks Marty

Ob N5VYS 


On Aug 27, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

The WWV is broadcasting a message at 10 after the hour on WWV. As part of this message they are asking listeners to take a short survey. Here is a short article with more info.

https://swling.com/blog/2019/08/please-take-action-dod-broadcast-and-listener-survey-on-wwv-and-wwvh/

73,
Marty
W5MRM

WWV100 special event operation

Tom O'Brien
 

Look here 


for info on working ww0wwv during the centennial starting Sept 29th!

Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas


FOR SALE

Michael Goins, k5wmg
 

Reworking the station and have the following for sale (pictures available as needed):

 

HAL FYO copy paddle. It's the one that the Bencher is based upon. Works fine. Too many paddles. $100 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 40 built in blue box. $80 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 20 built in red box. $80 shipped

 

4SQRP QRPometer. New and unused here. $50 shipped

 

Radio Shack DSP 21-543. Work well. $45 shipped

 

Reworking the station and have the following for sale (pictures available as needed):

 

HAL FYO copy paddle. It's the one that the Bencher is based upon. Works fine. Too many paddles. $100 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 40 built in blue box. $80 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 20 built in red box. $80 shipped

 

4SQRP QRPometer. New and unused here. $50 shipped

 

Radio Shack DSP 21-543. Work well. $45 shipped

 

Radio Shack digital wattmeter. Works well. Maybe an 8 in looks. $100 shipped

 

Homebrew copy of ZM-2 in clear plastic case. $45 shipped

 

Jetstream metered 25 amp switching power supply. Adjustable from 4V to 16V. Heavy. $90 shipped

 

4SQRP tuner kit, unbuilt, no manual. Out of stock at the moment. Best offer.

 

QRP Guys multi-z tuner new unbuilt with assy manual. $35 shipped.

 

American Morse Mini-Sidewiper kit, unbuilt. $75 shipped

 

Speed-X straight key. Old. No base (never mounted). $45 shipped

 

Fostex 6301B3E Monitor. They are used in professional radio stations as monitors and are the best speakers I've ever found. AC powered, very heavy. Some minor lettering missing on bottom front but looks good overall. I have two - keeping one for the Argonaut V. $90 PLUS shipping and it's heavy.

 

Manuals available for postage cost:

AEA MM-3 Morse Machine.NorCal Power/SWR meter

DSW-30

Small Wonder 30+

Green Mountain 30 


Thanks for the bandwidth. Please respond off list.


Mike, k5wmg

Route 66 On the Air - Special Event

Marty Meyers
 

Dear club members,

I received the following from John Robert Stratton N5AUS, our West Gulf Division Director. I know many of you have worked this event in the past and I thought many would be interested in this announcement.

Route 66 On The Air Returns

The 20th Annual Amateur Radio special operating event, known as
“Route 66 On The Air” returns on September 7-15, 2019.

Organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino,
California in 1999 to celebrate the anniversary of Bobby Troup’s 1946
hit song “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”, the event now involves over
20 cities on the “Mother Road” being activated by multiple Amateur
Radio clubs and individuals.

Oklahoma and Texas will again activate portions of the Mother Road.
Oklahoma expects to have special event stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City
and Elk City. Texas expects to have a station in Amarillo. The list of
all the planned special event stations along the Mother Road can be
found at   http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117  and the operating frequency
guidelines can be found at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=25  

Aaron Scott, K5ATG, an Oklahoma City resident, has announced he intends
to operate “recumbent tricycle mobile” while traveling a 30-mile
route between the “Round Barn” in Acadia, Oklahoma and the
Overholser Bridge, west of Bethany, Oklahoma.

 The FCC has issued each of the participating stations special
call signs in recognition of the event. Anyone who works any of the
special event stations will receive a certificate with endorsements
identifying which of the participating cities they contacted.

You may not be able to travel the length of the Mother Road, but
with this event, you can at least talk to it.


Re: Route 66 On the Air - Special Event

obd
 

Fun event.

Thanks Marty....
Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:22 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear club members,

I received the following from John Robert Stratton N5AUS, our West Gulf Division Director. I know many of you have worked this event in the past and I thought many would be interested in this announcement.

Route 66 On The Air Returns

The 20th Annual Amateur Radio special operating event, known as
“Route 66 On The Air” returns on September 7-15, 2019.

Organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino,
California in 1999 to celebrate the anniversary of Bobby Troup’s 1946
hit song “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”, the event now involves over
20 cities on the “Mother Road” being activated by multiple Amateur
Radio clubs and individuals.

Oklahoma and Texas will again activate portions of the Mother Road.
Oklahoma expects to have special event stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City
and Elk City. Texas expects to have a station in Amarillo. The list of
all the planned special event stations along the Mother Road can be
found at   http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117  and the operating frequency
guidelines can be found at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=25  

Aaron Scott, K5ATG, an Oklahoma City resident, has announced he intends
to operate “recumbent tricycle mobile” while traveling a 30-mile
route between the “Round Barn” in Acadia, Oklahoma and the
Overholser Bridge, west of Bethany, Oklahoma.

 The FCC has issued each of the participating stations special
call signs in recognition of the event. Anyone who works any of the
special event stations will receive a certificate with endorsements
identifying which of the participating cities they contacted.

You may not be able to travel the length of the Mother Road, but
with this event, you can at least talk to it.


Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Marty Meyers
 

Dear Club Members,

If you are feeling a little adventurous and can spare the time for the Texas QSO Party here is a list of counties that were inactive during the 2018 running of the contest. Those with an asterisk (*) were also inactive during the 2017 contest. It would be great to see our club members put a dent in a few of these if possible. A better format of this data along with a map can be found on page 25 of this report: http://www.txqp.net/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=174 You should also be able to view the map here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1m2-nW-xKxpFCVC44OWNoIlL3pweczAyP&ll=30.917099727399396%2C-100.08102650000001&z=6

Inactive Counties - 2018 Aransas* Fannin Lipscomb Refugio* Austin Floyd Llano Roberts Castro Gray Mason Runnels Chambers* Grimes Matagorda* Sherman Coleman Grayson Maverick* San Patricio* Colorado Hale McCulloch San Saba Concho Hansford Menard Val Verde* Cooke Hartley Moore Ward Cottle Hemphill Motley Webb* Crane Hood* Ochiltree Wheeler Dallam Hutchinson Oldham Winkler Dimmit Jasper Orange* Zavala Deaf Smith Johnson* Parmer Erath* Kendall Reeves* *

For those of you just north of town in Kendall county (KD3VK I'm looking at you!) please spend a bit of time playing radio or encourage others in the KARS club to do so.

I had a short email chat with Chuck Sanders NO5W and he said that 2017 and 2018 were two of their poorest years as far as number of counties on the air. If you happen to know hams that live near these "dead spots" please let them know about the contest. Even if they get on for an hour or two that would be an improvement!

Let me know if you have any questions.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Ken Nichols
 

Marty, I don’t know why you’re picking on me? I live in Comal County! HiHi

Unfortunately I won’t be where I can use a radio during the Texas QSO party weekend but I’m going to forward this to the the KARS club members because several live in Kendall County and hopefully some will get on the air that weekend. 

Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

On Aug 28, 2019, at 7:58 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear Club Members,

If you are feeling a little adventurous and can spare the time for the Texas QSO Party here is a list of counties that were inactive during the 2018 running of the contest. Those with an asterisk (*) were also inactive during the 2017 contest. It would be great to see our club members put a dent in a few of these if possible. A better format of this data along with a map can be found on page 25 of this report: http://www.txqp.net/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=174 You should also be able to view the map here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1m2-nW-xKxpFCVC44OWNoIlL3pweczAyP&ll=30.917099727399396%2C-100.08102650000001&z=6

Inactive Counties - 2018 Aransas* Fannin Lipscomb Refugio* Austin Floyd Llano Roberts Castro Gray Mason Runnels Chambers* Grimes Matagorda* Sherman Coleman Grayson Maverick* San Patricio* Colorado Hale McCulloch San Saba Concho Hansford Menard Val Verde* Cooke Hartley Moore Ward Cottle Hemphill Motley Webb* Crane Hood* Ochiltree Wheeler Dallam Hutchinson Oldham Winkler Dimmit Jasper Orange* Zavala Deaf Smith Johnson* Parmer Erath* Kendall Reeves* *

For those of you just north of town in Kendall county (KD3VK I'm looking at you!) please spend a bit of time playing radio or encourage others in the KARS club to do so.

I had a short email chat with Chuck Sanders NO5W and he said that 2017 and 2018 were two of their poorest years as far as number of counties on the air. If you happen to know hams that live near these "dead spots" please let them know about the contest. Even if they get on for an hour or two that would be an improvement!

Let me know if you have any questions.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Marty Meyers
 

oops! My mistake. I guess I just associated you with KARS and thought you lived there. Thanks for passing it along!

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

obd
 

I don’t have a mobile setup any longer !

Ob N5VYS 


On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:15 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

oops! My mistake. I guess I just associated you with KARS and thought you lived there. Thanks for passing it along!

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Robert Hejl
 

Although family emergencies kept me from doing it last year, this year I'll be running mobile in the same counties I did in 2017.... south of Bexar County. Bob W2IK

In a message dated 8/28/2019 10:37:35 PM Central Standard Time, n5vys@... writes:

I don’t have a mobile setup any longer !

Ob N5VYS 



On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:15 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

oops! My mistake. I guess I just associated you with KARS and thought you lived there. Thanks for passing it along!

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

obd
 

Those countries to the south of Bexar will be fun to run.

Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 28, 2019, at 10:53 PM, Robert Hejl via Groups.Io <alonestaryank@...> wrote:

Although family emergencies kept me from doing it last year, this year I'll be running mobile in the same counties I did in 2017.... south of Bexar County. Bob W2IK

In a message dated 8/28/2019 10:37:35 PM Central Standard Time, n5vys@... writes:

I don’t have a mobile setup any longer !

Ob N5VYS 



On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:15 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

oops! My mistake. I guess I just associated you with KARS and thought you lived there. Thanks for passing it along!

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Robert Hejl
 

I ran about 12 of them in 2017, using a special antenna that was 30 feet tall on my rear bumper, but I had to stop at each location instead of driving as I operated. I will be mainly on 40 and 20 meters,  Bob  W2IK

In a message dated 8/28/2019 11:08:55 PM Central Standard Time, n5vys@... writes:

Those countries to the south of Bexar will be fun to run.

Obie N5VYS 



On Aug 28, 2019, at 10:53 PM, Robert Hejl via Groups.Io <alonestaryank@...> wrote:

Although family emergencies kept me from doing it last year, this year I'll be running mobile in the same counties I did in 2017.... south of Bexar County. Bob W2IK

In a message dated 8/28/2019 10:37:35 PM Central Standard Time, n5vys@... writes:

I don’t have a mobile setup any longer !

Ob N5VYS 



On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:15 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

oops! My mistake. I guess I just associated you with KARS and thought you lived there. Thanks for passing it along!

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Jamboree on The Air Oct 19th

Mike Crownover
 

Hey guys, 

I am hosting a JOTA event at my station in Canyon Lake this year. There has been a lot of interest from the Scouting community. If you are interested in helping please let me know. 

Thanks, 

Mike AB5EB

Re: Jamboree on The Air Oct 19th

Ed
 

Hi Mike

I didn’t get a chance to help with the scouts this summer, but I am available to help out on the IOTA event.

Ed Kirk

N5JJI

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Crownover
Sent: Monday, September 2, 2019 6:33 PM
To: STXDXCC@groups.io
Subject: [STXDXCC] Jamboree on The Air Oct 19th

 

Hey guys, 

 

I am hosting a JOTA event at my station in Canyon Lake this year. There has been a lot of interest from the Scouting community. If you are interested in helping please let me know. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Mike AB5EB

 


--
Ed Kirk N5JJI

FlexInsider - FlexRadio Announces Strategic Partnership with Raytheon

Ken Nichols
 

Sorry for the wide bandwidth of the ad, but I wanted to share the news at the beginning of this message. 

Ken Nichols
(m)301-717-4571

Begin forwarded message:

From: FlexRadio Systems <lori@...>
Date: September 3, 2019 at 9:15:36 AM CDT
To: ken.nichols.kd3vk@...
Subject: FlexInsider - FlexRadio Announces Strategic Partnership with Raytheon
Reply-To: lori@...

Raytheon - FlexRadio Team to Develop Airborne High Frequency Radio
Air Force awards industry team $36 million contract
Dear FlexRadio Customers,

In a strategic partnership with Raytheon, FlexRadio has been selected by the US Air Force (USAF) to adapt its commercial off the shelf SmartSDR/FLEX-6000 architecture for HF modernization of airborne communications platforms. The joint press release with Raytheon can be found here.

We are excited to convey that our proven modular direct sampling hardware, Open Waveform API, and IP based architecture provide a ready platform for agile development to meet 21st century communication needs. 

There is an old saying, "What goes around comes around." Throughout FlexRadio's history, commercial amateur products have been leveraged into defense products, which in turn, have been leveraged back into commercial products. We are certain that these efforts will cycle back again.

So how might this development affect you? While I can't go into all the details, the positive impact to our business processes, infrastructure, intellectual property and human resources will enhance our amateur/commercial products and services. So stay tuned for more amateur product announcements coming soon.

Thank you all for your support of FlexRadio. We appreciate your business and we invite you to celebrate with us on achieving this significant milestone.

73,

Gerald
Coming to a Hamfest Near You
FlexRadio will be demonstrating the FLEX-6000 series line, including remote capability and our new multiFLEX feature, allowing operators to share a rig, at the following events:

Northeast HamXposition Boxboro - September 7-8, 2019

W9DXCC - September 13-14, 2019

Belton HamExpo - October 4-5

Pacificon - October 18-20

Please be sure to visit us for special deals and fun giveaways for your shack.

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Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 09/17/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

STXDXCC@groups.io Calendar <STXDXCC@...>
 

Reminder: STXDXCC Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers - 13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

View Event

Organizer: info@...

Description:

General Meeting - Meetings are open to everybody. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are held at Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers in Helotes, TX. Members start gathering at about 6PM to eat and socialize before the meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM. 

Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 09/17/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

STXDXCC@groups.io Calendar <STXDXCC@...>
 

Reminder: STXDXCC Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers - 13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

View Event

Organizer: info@...

Description:

General Meeting - Meetings are open to everybody. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are held at Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers in Helotes, TX. Members start gathering at about 6PM to eat and socialize before the meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM. 

Re: Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 09/17/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

Chris Williams
 

Can someone have marty w5mrm call me on cellphone right away it concerns tonights meeting Chris williams kc5pyg




On Monday, September 16, 2019 STXDXCC <STXDXCC@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: STXDXCC Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers - 13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

View Event

Organizer: info@...

Description:

General Meeting - Meetings are open to everybody. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are held at Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers in Helotes, TX. Members start gathering at about 6PM to eat and socialize before the meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM. 

Re: Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 09/17/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

Marty Meyers
 

Send me your phone number and I'll give you a call as soon as I can.

Marty