Date   

Re: 2022 Field Day

Mike Boyle
 

No.  Sorry can’t make it this year/Mike/KO4KYC. 


On May 17, 2022, at 21:31, michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:



2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)  YES
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)   YES
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?   Set -up to tear down
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?   I think it should be done, after lunch
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?  Club should provide main dish ( think hot dogs/hamburgers ), others should bring sides or dishes to share, members should bring drinks to share ( NON ALCOHOLIC ), coolers full of ice to keep drinks and other items cool
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?  I will bring antennas, coax, power supply, portable battery, computer and an HF radio (or 2)
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate? 6/10/20/40/75/80/160 meters, SSB
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?  I will have a A/C power supply in case we operate on commercial power, I will also have a battery to power my radio, extension cords, and power distribution block
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?  Not advisable to set-up on Friday as it is a public site, no way to secure ( prevent theft or vandalism ) items. It would be advisable to meet early Saturday morning and set-up, few people in the park
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon? YES

             

 

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

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Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Ben Poff
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:48 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] 2022 Field Day

 

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

 

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?

I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

 

73

Ben-KN4VIF

2022 TLARC Vice President

 

 

 

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions

Greenback, TN 37742

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 

 


Re: 2022 Field Day

 

Sorry, I will not be attending Field Day this year.  I will be out of town in Ohio attending a family Wedding.  What is with all these June Weddings?  Just because Kathy and I got married in June 45 years ago, it doesn’t mean everybody else has to.

 

I have about a half of spool of 450 ohm Ladder Line antenna cable, just in case someone wants to build some dipole antennas during Field Day.  Free for the asking.

 

FYI – My medical issues are now all behind me.  I am back in the saddle once again.

 

Richard Meyer – W8CNY

TLARC President


--
Richard Meyer - W8CNY


Field Day 2022 - Resources & Follow-up

Ben Poff
 

Hope you're having a great Friday! I wanted to get this out to everyone to let you know where we stand on responses to the resources survey that I sent out Tuesday. The attached file indicates what I have received so far! Your input is much appreciated! I also want to say "Thank You" to the folks who also took the time to let me know that they would not be attending, because that information is important as well!

The responses have been put into a table that roughly follows the list of questions (survey) and begins to create the picture we need to properly plan this event. At this point I will throw in some additional information for your consideration and/or understanding.
  1. There will be a lunch gathering on Saturday. Think along the lines of a "potluck", with the club providing the meat (hotdogs, hamburgers, or possibly BBQ), and I will look into providing basic eating equipment (paper plates and/or bowls, plastic forks/spoons). Others would be responsible for side dishes, beverages, coolers with ice, napkins, paper cups, etc...
    • There will be a "food list sign up sheet" coming out shortly to ensure that we get this organized as well.
  2. There will be a short version of a Club Meeting, after lunch and prior to commencing Field Day operations.
  3. The basic operating plan will include 2 HF rigs and 1 GOTA station operating on generators. As information becomes clearer we will look at establishing an operating schedule if folks are interested in specific operating times, and a Band Plan for the stations.
  4. We need at least 1 additional Safety Officer volunteer ( I would like at least 2 for depth in coverage capability).
  5. We need volunteers for Site Escorts and/or Tour Guides. The club will provide the materials and possibly handouts.
  6. We need at least 2 volunteers to man the GOTA station.
I'll stop with that so you can get on with the rest of your day! If you haven't responded to the Resource Survey, you can either use the attached spreadsheet and put the information your self (add your name to the file name extension and save it before sending it back to me), or you can use the original email question list and I'll update the spreadsheet for you!

Thank you for your time and effort in this matter, and for supporting TLARC!

73
Ben - KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President




Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 440-6139  Cell



Re: 2022 Field Day

Bob Loving
 

I won't make the TLARC Field Day as I am committed to the SMARC FD. Thank you for the notice.

73,
Bob Loving K9JU
Maryville, TN


On Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:56:06 AM EDT, Edward Goodhue via groups.io <egoodhue@...> wrote:


Probable not.  Will be out the 3 weeks prior and 2 weeks right after on travel and that will be only weekend home. I may show up unannounced to help but don’t count on me


On May 17, 2022, at 8:48 PM, Ben Poff <piscator359@...> wrote:


Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.
2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?
I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

73
Ben-KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President






Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 440-6139  Cell



Re: 2022 Field Day

Edward Goodhue
 

Probable not.  Will be out the 3 weeks prior and 2 weeks right after on travel and that will be only weekend home. I may show up unannounced to help but don’t count on me


On May 17, 2022, at 8:48 PM, Ben Poff <piscator359@...> wrote:


Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.
2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?
I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

73
Ben-KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President






Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 440-6139  Cell



Instructions for the FEMA R4/R6 May 31-June 1 Communications Outage Exercise

mike wagner
 


As discussed on the MCARES net last nite…
Thank you Kenny. 

Michael Wagner KK6OKU 
Monroe County ARES EC
ec@... 
865-742-9200






Begin forwarded message:

From: Kenny Witt <kennywtn@...>
Date: May 19, 2022 at 7:47:28 AM EDT
To: Mountain Topping Folks <kennywtn@...>
Subject: Fw: Instructions for the FEMA R4/R6  May 31-June 1 Communications Outage Exercise


Morning Guys,

I know some of you already have this, but I thought I would pass along the information just in case you didn't.

You guys have a great day.

Kenny

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Gary Lennert <garyl245@...>
To:  I edited a bunch of addresses out for brevity..kw
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 06:07:32 PM EDT
Subject: Instructions for the FEMA R4/R6 May 31-June 1 Communications Outage Exercise


Corrected: 8.  If you are NOT in one of the AFFECTED areas, fill out the form per info below:


On May 17, 2022, at 5:42 PM, Steve Waterman <k4cjx@...> wrote:
Here are the instructions for the FEMA R4/R6 RECCWG exercise May 31-June 1.
I have no idea who this should go to in FL. Part of the exercise is evaluating each group's to ability to summon their own member: AuxComm, ARRL ARES, SHARES, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for the amateur community to step up and provide ample amount of data for their FEMA Region, and its member agencies.  Hopefully, this can happen. in the Exercise senecio, Miami-Dade County is one of the four affected areas without communications.

Below is the instructions, plus another copy as an attached PDF file.  Please distribute. 

Thanks much,


Steve



================
All,
Below are the Winlink instructions for the FEMA RECCWG Region 4 & Region 6 May 31-June 1 Communications Outage Exercise. In addition to Winlink (SHARES and amateur radio) providing a Field Situation Report with “ground Truth” information over VHF/UHF/HF radio or Telnet, FYI, the following will also be exercised by the various States in these two Regions with FEMA:  FNARS (FEMA National Emergency Radio System), NAWAS (National Warning System), MSAT G2 (Multi-State Satellite talk groups), Multi-State linking of P25 Trunking Networks.

 
The Task for Winlink is directed and simple:
Below is the starting scenario for this May 31- June 1 exercise.  The cities circled on the attached map will have a “communications outage.” However, they will need “ground truth” information from everywhere within these two FEMA Regions from the users of the Winlink Radio Email Network System, regardless of location within the Regions, or the reasons for the outages.  There are two separate set of instructions for input data.  If you are NOT in these affected metropolitan areas, you may configure and report specific configuration for the Field Situation Report per the instructions below. If you ARE located within these affected metropolitan areas, you are to report your outages on the Field Situation Report per the instructions below. 
Cyber Attacked Cities:  (see attached map)
Charlotte, NC 
Dallas, TX
Miami, FL
Little Rock, AR
 

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For the Winlink portion of this FEMA R4-R6 Communications Outage Exercise, there are two groups participating: 
-  CISA SHARES Winlink from member agencies & other users within these two FEMA Regions over the DHS Winlink SHARES HF/VHF Network.
-  Amateur Radio Winlink from any source with a proper license within these two FEMA Regions sending the data over the HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Spectrum.  
If you have no radio and are not within one of these affected metro areas, you may use Telnet if you wish.
  For the Amateur Radio Community, I am to leave the further distribution of this information to those copied as leaders over others within their span of control. The further distribution of this instruction is a part of the exercise.   Please use whatever resources you have available. 
Resulting data from the Winlink Field Situation Report will be accumulated and shown to the appropriate recipients as a spreadsheet item (via KML & CSV) for further use by anyone wishing to provide a dashboard, and visually to the named recipients as a mapped item in Winlink Express. The resulting list of exercise participants will be provided via a FORM 309.
 
Below are the instructions for participants.  
- DATE and TIME of Exercise: Tuesday evening, May 31st, from 6:00 PM EDT until 4:00 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon, June 1st. 
Please, no telnet from areas where communications outage problems are shown to exist (Charlotte, Dallas, Miami, Little Rock - see attached map).
Message to send: Winlink standard Template, Field Situation Report
- Please avoid requesting acknowledgement requests, either manually or automatically.
 
How to fill out the Field Situation Report:
1. Open Winlink Express (insure you have a most recent version, ie. 1.6.4 or higher, Template Version 1.0.193.0 or higher.) *
2. Open "New Message" form. (First ICON in menu).
3. On New Message Form, look for “Select Template” menu.  Choose “Select Template.”
4. Double click on "Standard Templates"
5. Choose "Mapping GIS Forms."
6. Choose “Field Situation Report.txt”  
7. Your browser should open with the HTML Form.
8.  If you are NOT in one of the AFFECTED areas, fill out the form per info below:
            a. PRECEDENCE (R) Routine
            b. Date Time, Task as 1.0.
            c. To: NCS415; NCS396; NNE6EM   (separate addresses with semi-colon).
            d. On Form:
                        #1: NO
                        #2. your City, County, State, and Territory put either FEMA R4 (TN, KY, MS, FL, GA, AL, NC, SC)  or FEMA R6 (TX, AR, LA, NM, OK).
                        #3Put in Coordinates using degree decimal format, DD.DDDD .  Example:  LAT: 36.0703   LON: -86.8241, which is the correct format. 
(If you cannot provide coordinates per above, then put in your Grid Square, and they will be approximated from your Winlink Express settings.)
                                    Remember that Western hemisphere longitude is a negative number!  Very IMPORTANT! 
                                     Incorrect format would be LAT: 36º 4’13”N  LON: 86º 49’ 27”W
 Put in your Grid Square.
                        #4. YES
                        #5. YES
                        #6. YES
                        #7. YES
                        #8. YES
                        #9. YES
                        #10.YES
                        #11.YES
                        #12. Please state, “EXERCISE, EXERCISE EXERCISE"
                        #13 Name, call sign.
                If any of the above conditions are actually out of service,  please follow this instruction, regardless.
 
9. If you ARE in one of the AFFECTED areas (i.e. Charlotte, Dallas, Miami, Little Rock), then please fill out the Field Situation Report per below:
            a. PRECEDENCE (P) Priority
            b. Date Time, Task as 1.0.
            c. To: NCS415; NCS396; NNE6EM   (separate addresses with semi-colon).
            d. On Form:
                         #1: NO
                         #2. your City, County, State, and for “Territory" put either FEMA R4 (TN, KY, MS, FL, GA, AL, NC, SC) or FEMA R6 (TX, AR, LA, NM, OK).
                        #3. Put in Coordinates using decimal format .  Example:  LAT: 36.0703   LON: -86.8241, which is the correct format.  Very IMPORTANT! ’
(If you cannot provide coordinates per above, then put in your Grid Square, and they will be approximated from your Winlink Express settings.)
                                    Remember that Western hemisphere longitude is a negative number!  Very IMPORTANT! 
                                     Incorrect format would be LAT: 36º 4’13”N  LON: 86º 49’ 27”W
 Put in your Grid Square.
                        #4. NO POTS or VOIP
                        #5. NO 
                        #6. YES
                        #7. YES
                        #8. YES
                        #9. YES
                        #10. NO
                        #11. YES
                        #12.  Please state, “EXERCISE, EXERCISE EXERCISE"
                        #13  Name, call sign, cell number (optional)
 
10. Check your information and then “submit" the form.
11. If not done automatically, then close your browser.
12. Post the message to the Winlink Express Outbox.
13. Send Message with whatever mode you choose! 
If you are not in one of the affected areas, you may decide to use Telnet Winlink. In a "real life situation," you would always want to use Telnet if it is available in order to leave the precious RF spectrum for those in affected areas who have no other choice, However, for this exercise, do what you wish since this is for practicing your ability to use Winlink in an emergency condition.
 
Thanks much,
 
 
 
Steve, K4CJX, NCS396

__________________________________________

Steve Waterman
DHS CISA SHARES Auxiliary (Winlink Admin)
FEMA R4 RECCWG AuxComm Committee, Chair
TEMA COMU
Williamson County, TN. EMA Reserves
Winlink Administrator, Dev Team, ARSFI BOD
615-300-5296
____________________
______________________

When the disaster is at its worst, communications should be at its best.









Re: Event: TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW*** - 05/11/2022 #cal-reminder

Gary Stickel
 

Sorry: that was meant to be a response to George N2APB only.

=============

On May 18, 2022, at 11:50 PM, Gary Stickel <garystickel@...> wrote:

 Nope: I never received a monthly meeting reminder for tonight’s meeting ahead of time.
That’s why I didn’t have it on my calendar.
I did, however, get one on 4/13 for the 4/20 meeting.
Oh, well….  No big deal.
????????

=============

On May 11, 2022, at 1:00 PM, TLARC@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



Reminder: TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW***

When:
05/11/2022
7:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
WB4BSC Repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 100.0 Hz)

Organizer: Chuck Ferguson csferg60@... 757-570-5446

View Event

Description:
Visit www.TLARC.org for the NCS and LOGGER assignments for this event.

Please join us on TLARC's WB4BSC repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL100.0 Hz) this Wednesday night at 7:00 pm EST for some on-air fun and fellowship with other Club members, while gaining valuable Net operations experience.  The backup, if needed, is the KF4DKW repeater in Lenoir City (444.250 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 127.3 Hz).  The Zoom chat will follow immediately after the Net concludes.  PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ZOOM LINK:


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959895057?pwd=SmNzSkQyRmliSnUzUDljNlAzNHN3Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 859 5989 5057

Passcode: TLARC

The Net convenes the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month and on 5th Wednesdays as they occur.  If you wish to serve as the Net Control Station or Logger, please contact Robin KO4PNC for a script and schedule -- no prior experience is required!  We want this to be a fun and educational activity, and we stand ready to help any new folks on the schedule.

We look forward to hearing and seeing all of you this Wednesday.  Until then, stay safe and well!!!

73,
Chuck N4CSF
TLARC Secretary


Re: Event: TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW*** - 05/11/2022 #cal-reminder

Gary Stickel
 

Nope: I never received a monthly meeting reminder for tonight’s meeting ahead of time.
That’s why I didn’t have it on my calendar.
I did, however, get one on 4/13 for the 4/20 meeting.
Oh, well….  No big deal.
????????

=============

On May 11, 2022, at 1:00 PM, TLARC@groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



Reminder: TLARC Weekly Net and Follow-on Zoom Chat - ***SEE NEW ZOOM LINK BELOW***

When:
05/11/2022
7:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
WB4BSC Repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 100.0 Hz)

Organizer: Chuck Ferguson csferg60@... 757-570-5446

View Event

Description:
Visit www.TLARC.org for the NCS and LOGGER assignments for this event.

Please join us on TLARC's WB4BSC repeater in Tellico Village (442.100 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL100.0 Hz) this Wednesday night at 7:00 pm EST for some on-air fun and fellowship with other Club members, while gaining valuable Net operations experience.  The backup, if needed, is the KF4DKW repeater in Lenoir City (444.250 MHz, +5 MHz shift, PL 127.3 Hz).  The Zoom chat will follow immediately after the Net concludes.  PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ZOOM LINK:


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959895057?pwd=SmNzSkQyRmliSnUzUDljNlAzNHN3Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 859 5989 5057

Passcode: TLARC

The Net convenes the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month and on 5th Wednesdays as they occur.  If you wish to serve as the Net Control Station or Logger, please contact Robin KO4PNC for a script and schedule -- no prior experience is required!  We want this to be a fun and educational activity, and we stand ready to help any new folks on the schedule.

We look forward to hearing and seeing all of you this Wednesday.  Until then, stay safe and well!!!

73,
Chuck N4CSF
TLARC Secretary


Now: Monthly Meeting - 05/18/2022 #cal-notice

Group Notification <noreply@...>
 

Monthly Meeting

When:
05/18/2022
6:00pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Chota Recreation Center, Room D

Organizer: Chuck Ferguson csferg60@... 7575700140

View Event

Description:


Re: 2022 Field Day

KB4TV-John Kiley
 

2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? YES
  2. Are you in for the entire duration?  AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite? SATURDAY 4 HOURS SUNDAY 6 HRS BEST QUESS!
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations? YES
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)? YES
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use? FT-891 WITH PORTABLE ANTENNA RUNNING BATTERY POWER. YES OTHERS MAY USE THE EQUIPMENT
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate? 6, 10,20, 40 METER BANDS VOICE
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite? WILL BE USING BATTERY BUT WOULD BE HANDY TO HAVE THE CABABILITY TO CHARGE UP.
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning? YES
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon? YES


Cherohala Challenge 2022

David Weikert
 

TLARC,

Eric, KK4DKW is looking for more volunteers for the 2022 Cherohala Challenge. The road bicycle racing event is Saturday June 4th and starts in Tellico Plains.

Ham radio operators will provide critical communications services along 115 miles of the Cherohala Challenge. There will be three routes covering two states with little to no cell phone coverage. Without ham radio there is no way to get help in a timely manner.

Below is further information on the routes:

Eric is working on the ICS201 (Incident Briefing) and the ICS205 (Incident Radio Communications Plan). Please reply directly to Eric at kk4dkw@... so he can add your name to the list. This is GameDay for Ham Radio and what we practice for. We hope you can make it!


David Weikert
KF4DKW
Emergency Coordinator - Loudon County ARES
865-816-0816



We are a few weeks out from Cherohala Challenge 2022, June 4.  Thank you to all that have volunteers to help this year.  If you know anyone else that would like to help please let them know that there are still places to help.  We can still use help for operators at rest stops and also as SAGS.  I'm hoping to have the ICS 201 and 205 emailed out to everyone that is helping by the end of next week.  This will include assignments and times.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Here is a list of the volunteers that I have down so far, please let me know if you know of someone that I have missed.

Rest Stops Volunteers;  Nick - KK4TID, Jim - AA0JE, Mike - KK4MG, Tory - KO4RGE, John - KB4TV, Tom - W8MKL, Paul - KJ4G, Donna - WQ4M, 
Cliff - KD4GT, Pat - AG4PH, Ronnie - KE4VQM, David - KF4DKW

SAGs; Mike - KK6OKU, Jeff - N4OPD, David - KE4FGW, Jeff - N4EWK, William - KI4HUD, Robert - KM4IEQ, David - K4SEY

73s


Eric Franks
KK4DKW  
kk4dkw@...
423-337-1913


Re: 2022 Field Day

Michael McMillan
 

1 yes

2 yes

3 would like to do night shift

4 yes

5 bbq? 

6 IC7300, PS, laptop with WSJT-x. Need internet connection 

7 FT8, SSB phone, HF bands dependent on Antennas available 

8 would need 115vac

9,10.  Can be available as required/ requested

 

Should be available for planning meetings



On May 17, 2022, at 9:16 PM, Tim Montgomery via groups.io <n4tlm@...> wrote:

1-yes

2-yes

3

4-yes

5-yes

6-A complete HF station, several hf antennas, coax APRS, yes

7-HF, voice

8-I can bring a generator to power all radios, extension cords

9-yes

10-yes

Tim Montgomery
N4TLM
865-256-8827

 

On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 20:48, Ben Poff

<piscator359@...> wrote:

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

 

1.       Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.

2.       Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.

3.       Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

1.       Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)

2.       Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)

3.       If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?

4.       Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?

5.       Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?

6.       What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?

7.       What bands and modes would you like to operate?

8.       Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?

9.       Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?

10.   Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?

I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

 

73

Ben-KN4VIF

2022 TLARC Vice President

 

 

 

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions

Greenback, TN 37742

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 


Re: 2022 Field Day

dave schoenherr
 

No, In Wi for the summer.


On Tue, May 17, 2022, 8:50 PM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

AC6ZM

  1. YES
  2. NO
  3. Start - Midnight
  4. NO
  5. Yes
  6. Complete mobile setup with remote connection
  7. 40/20/15/10 - CW
  8. Power from vehicle battery
  9. NO
  10. Yes

 

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Poff
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 20:49
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] 2022 Field Day

 

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

 

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?

I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

 

73

Ben-KN4VIF

2022 TLARC Vice President

 

 

 

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions

Greenback, TN 37742

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 


Re: 2022 Field Day

Juan Lopez
 

AC6ZM

  1. YES
  2. NO
  3. Start - Midnight
  4. NO
  5. Yes
  6. Complete mobile setup with remote connection
  7. 40/20/15/10 - CW
  8. Power from vehicle battery
  9. NO
  10. Yes

 

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Poff
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 20:49
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] 2022 Field Day

 

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

 

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?

I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

 

73

Ben-KN4VIF

2022 TLARC Vice President

 

 

 

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions

Greenback, TN 37742

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 


Re: 2022 Field Day

michael J. foley
 

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)  YES
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)   YES
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?   Set -up to tear down
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?   I think it should be done, after lunch
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?  Club should provide main dish ( think hot dogs/hamburgers ), others should bring sides or dishes to share, members should bring drinks to share ( NON ALCOHOLIC ), coolers full of ice to keep drinks and other items cool
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?  I will bring antennas, coax, power supply, portable battery, computer and an HF radio (or 2)
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate? 6/10/20/40/75/80/160 meters, SSB
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?  I will have a A/C power supply in case we operate on commercial power, I will also have a battery to power my radio, extension cords, and power distribution block
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?  Not advisable to set-up on Friday as it is a public site, no way to secure ( prevent theft or vandalism ) items. It would be advisable to meet early Saturday morning and set-up, few people in the park
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon? YES

             

 

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Ben Poff
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:48 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] 2022 Field Day

 

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

 

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.

2022 Field Day - Club Survey

  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?

I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

 

73

Ben-KN4VIF

2022 TLARC Vice President

 

 

 

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions

Greenback, TN 37742

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 

 


Re: 2022 Field Day

George Sifnotis
 

No. Will be up in Chicago 

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 07:48:56 PM CDT, Ben Poff <piscator359@...> wrote:


Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.
2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?
I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

73
Ben-KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President






Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742



Re: 2022 Field Day

Tim Montgomery
 

1-yes
2-yes
3
4-yes
5-yes
6-A complete HF station, several hf antennas, coax APRS, yes
7-HF, voice
8-I can bring a generator to power all radios, extension cords
9-yes
10-yes

Tim Montgomery
N4TLM
865-256-8827

On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 20:48, Ben Poff
<piscator359@...> wrote:
Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.
2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?
I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

73
Ben-KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President






Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant 

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 440-6139  Cell



2022 Field Day

Ben Poff
 

Hey folks! I apologize up front for what will most likely be a rather long email. Planning for Field Day has suffered some, and so in an effort to pick up the fumble and advance it in the right direction I'm sending this out with the hope that it will generate interest and ultimately some information that will be critical for the club to pull together and have a successful event. With that said, I want to lay out a few words describing how we ex[ect to move forward.

  1. Purpose - There will be a two-fold purpose for this event; TLARC will conduct Field Day as an operational readiness check on our ability to operate/communicate in an emergency situation. It will provide an educational opportunity for participants, to see and possibly operate in modes that you may not have been exposed to. This event will also be an opportunity for community outreach; the location (Lenoir City Park) is a very busy place and our operations will be visible to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to show folks what HAM radio is all about; we intend to operate a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for the express purpose of getting folks into a hands-on situation that results in interest and desire to pursue the hobby.
  2. Logistics - Much like Field Day events in the past, this event will run from Saturday into Sunday. Attendance for the entire duration is, of course, not required, but encouraged. Camping overnight is allowed, so consider if that is an option for you. I know that some members will be bringing their own rigs (radios & antennas), but we also hope to have some club resources (rigs & antennas) that can be set for operators to work in shifts (or relays). Once we have an idea of what club resources are available, then we can establish a band plan and see about setting up an operator schedule. Depending on the response(s) I get from this email, we may also consider things like having a "short" club meeting right before the start of operations, and that may or may not include some kind of "picnic". Again, if a meeting and/or picnic is something you would like to have, then by all means provide that feedback.
  3. Questions - Now we get to the part where you provide feedback. The list of questions (below) are intended to provide us with a picture of the overall club interest(s) in this event. Planning from a club perspective requires that we gage what members are expecting and what they are willing to contribute to the effort. This question list is not intended to be the "end all", but a starting point. Provide the feedback requested and we'll see where it goes from there.
2022 Field Day - Club Survey
  1. Are you planning on attending? (If YES, continue thru the question set, if NO then simply type the word NO and hit reply)
  2. Are you in for the entire duration? (YES or NO)
  3. If not the entire duration, when and for approximately how long will you be onsite?
  4. Are you interested in the club conducting a short meeting prior to commencing operations?
  5. Are interested in participating in a picnic (think of it as primarily a club potluck)?
  6. What equipment would you bring? Would your equipment be available for others to use?
  7. What bands and modes would you like to operate?
  8. Will you be providing portable power (batteries, etc.), or will you need an electrical hookup onsite?
  9. Would you be available to assist with setup on Friday evening or Saturday morning?
  10. Would you be available to assist with teardown on Sunday afternoon?
I hope this email sparks some interest and I'm looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night at the monthly meeting.

73
Ben-KN4VIF
2022 TLARC Vice President






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NASA on the Air

Mike Henry
 

NASA On The Air (NOTA) is BACK!

By K6ICS, Dr. Mike Gauthier

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Amateur radio club stations at NASA field centers have re-activated joint operations for 2022. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club (JPLARC) https://jplarc.ampr.org/ is on the air with two special event stations, W6JPL and W6VIO. The NASA On the Air (NOTA-2022) special event started in April  2022 and runs through December 31, 2022.

 

NOTA-2022 is coordinated across all of the NASA center amateur radio clubs. You can verify your NOTA-2022 contacts and download your NOTA-

2022 certificate, made with the NASA amateur radio clubs, at http://nota.ka0s.net/

NASA Centers Participating:

Ames Research Center (ARC) NA6MF - California Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) NA6SA - California Glenn Research Center (GRC) NA8SA - Ohio Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) WA3NAN - Maryland Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) W6JPL & W6VIO - California Johnson Space Center (JSC) W5RRR - Texas Kennedy Space Center (KSC) N1KSC - Florida Langley Research Center (LARC) KG4NJA - Virginia Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) NN4SA - Alabama Stennis Space Center (SSC) N5SSC - Mississippi Wallops Flight Facility (WWF) W4WFF - Virginia White Sands Complex/Mesilla Valley Radio Club(MVRC) N5BL - New Mexico

Details for the NASA On The Air event may be found at:

nasaontheair.wordpress.com To receive a QSL card from W6JPL or W6VIO, please send a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) to:

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club % Mike Gauthier, K6ICS

9550 Gallatin Road

Downey, CA 90240-2538, USA

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ZOOM session for new hams, those with little experience .....

 

Found this little nugget on Facebook and thought I'd share it with you all.......if you think it will help someone, pass the information along.





Monday 16th May 2022 at 1815 hrs UTC

This is an evening for newly licensed, returners to the hobby, the inexperienced operator.
Ham Radio Network is hosting this evening to help answer the questions that you have and are too afraid to ask.
This is an evening of simple questions and hopefully simple answers. The sort of questions that you may feel embarrassed to ask at a local club. You may have gained your licence online during the lockdown and not benefitted from asking the questions you have, you may be returning and want to know where the current trends are in amateur radio, you may be inexperienced and just want some reassurance - Whatever questions or support you need - this evening is for you!

If you are newly licensed why not drop in and say hi - we don't bite and are pretty laid back - after all, it's a hobby to be shared and enjoyed!

Access to the Zoom online meeting:
Zoom ID: 524 931 2563

***The time below is in British Summer Time Hours***
The room opens at 1915 hrs British Summer Time (1815 UTC) for a 1930 (1830 UTC) Start



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73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

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