Date   

October monthly meeting is IN PERSON tomorrow night

David Andrews
 

Good evening,

 

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village tomorrow evening, October 21st, starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find on Google Maps or your favorite navigation aid.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK


ISS SPOT

mike wagner
 

Here’s to a new sighting within our region...

FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Wed Oct 21 7:00 AM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 46 degrees, Appears: SSW, Disappears: E

Mike
KK6OKU 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Monroe Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


Re: Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Yes - a BIG Voice of the Village congratulations to Kayla and Chris on their major achievement!

Brad B.
KM4OJK



Re: Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

Juan Lopez
 

Congrats to both of you!

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 9:03 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey
 
Congratulations to our newest ham, Chris Coble, who passed his Tech exam yesterday.  His call sign is K04ILP.

Also congratulations to Kayla Lindsey, K04DEG, who passed her General exam yesterday. 

Catch them on the air.


Re: Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

Eric Ressler
 

Congratulations Chris and welcome to the family of Hams!! Can’t wait to hear you on the air!

Congratulations Kayla on moving up to General! Enjoy HF now!!
--
Chaser

--
KD8LHZ 


Re: Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

 

Congratulations Chris and Kayla! 

Looking forward to talking with you SOON!
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

mike wagner
 

Congratulations Chris and Kayla, gr8 job! Hope to qso soon!

Mike
KK6OKUnicorn 
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES 

On Oct 19, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Joyce Tarbell via groups.io <joycetarbell@...> wrote:

Congratulations to our newest ham, Chris Coble, who passed his Tech exam yesterday.  His call sign is K04ILP.

Also congratulations to Kayla Lindsey, K04DEG, who passed her General exam yesterday. 

Catch them on the air.


Congratulatins to Chris Coble and Kayla Lindsey

Joyce Tarbell
 

Congratulations to our newest ham, Chris Coble, who passed his Tech exam yesterday.  His call sign is K04ILP.

Also congratulations to Kayla Lindsey, K04DEG, who passed her General exam yesterday. 

Catch them on the air.


Re: SMARC zoom call

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Yes it’s 
W4OLB

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 8:11 AM Eric Ressler <tornadospotter99@...> wrote:
Good morning! Anyone have the password to join the Zoom call for SMARC? Please let me know!
--
KD8LHZ

--

Bob Wilson
KK4XA
Maryville, TN

--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


SMARC zoom call

Eric Ressler
 

Good morning! Anyone have the password to join the Zoom call for SMARC? Please let me know!
--
KD8LHZ


GCA contest Saturday/Sunday

WK9M
 

Hi everyone,

We're 95% setup at God's Cozy Acres for the 160m Stew Perry contest tomorrow.  The 160m antenna is up and the original beverage antenna has been repaired with a new run of wire and insulators.

I talked to our contest advisor today (Juan) and he suggested that our optimum time for this event would be between 7PM Saturday and 9AM Sunday.

I'll be working the night shift myself; if anyone else would like to stop on by the location is the GPS coordinates that Brad sent in an earlier message.  There used to be two flags out in front by the driveway; those are gone so you'll have to look for a gate.  We'll have an HT on the TLARC repeater but in certain spots we can't get into the repeater as well as you can from the road.  So try us on the repeater output (say you're on the output) if you get close and need someone by the road to flag you down.

There's no plans for meals out there since this contest is short. The smaller building has a kitchen and running water.  It'll also be used for sleeping so if you need a bathroom break at 8AM please sneak in and out as some of us may have just gone to sleep.  :)  The larger building has electric and a nice wood stove upstairs so it'll stay cozy.

Hope to see some of you out there tomorrow.  We have a PC running a decoder like last year.  So if you're new to CW, come out and see out a less commonly used band.

'73,
Randy
WK9M


Re: Fw: [cwops] ZoomT Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

George N2APB
 

PS: I forgot to end one sentence in my recap below. Meant to say that there is 45 minutes of good Q&A once the presentation get to 1-hour mark.  Good stuff!

George N2APB

On Oct 16, 2020, at 1:12 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:



Juan,

 

Thank you, thank you, *thank you!*  I just finished watching this antenna presentation by Kevan Nason N4XL and it is terrific for helping to understand and optimize vertical antenna system performance.  While he illustrates using vertical antennas built for the lower bands (80m and 160m), the principles are applicable to higher bands that many of us have (40-10m).

 

Kevan uses many charts and graphs excerpted from other references to illustrate his points … But N4XL provides great added value by telling viewers what the ‘takeaway’ is for each diagram. 

 

The discussion points are:

Antenna lengths, radials (#, length, elevated, buried, diameter, folded v. straight), ATUs (at base v. in shack), feedlines, baluns, near-field vs far-field efficiency, SWR, phasing, and overall ‘system’ performance.  And again, each of these discussion points is illustrated by his use of charts and annotations showing ‘what this chart means’.

 

Many of us merely put up a given vertical antenna (e.g., a Hustler BTV6 or just a wire up into the trees as N4XL uses, but Kevan is an avid DXer and a contester, which tells me that he looks for ways to improve and/or optimize all parts of his station. 

 

A great takeaway for me was his illustrating the antenna system as a series circuit of three resistors being fed by the RF power delivered by the transmitter:

<image002.jpg>

This mental image of the antenna illustrates how/why you want to maximize your radiation resistance (radiated power) and minimize the losses.  Kevan points out that one can have a ‘good’ SWR while having most of the power merely being sent into the ground! … Hence a good SWR is not a good indicator of antenna efficiency, and he describes why.

 

The presentation started out a little slow during introduction, but it really picked up steam around the 10-minute mark, which was the point at which I was hooked and started taking notes like crazy!   The presentation portion ends at the 1-hour mark, and there is another 45 minutes of (good)

 

To all:  Be sure to watch this presentation.  I guarantee you’ll also find some good takeaways!

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:28 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

TLARC Members,

 

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 

Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.

The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

 

Juan

AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

 

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

 

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL

 

 

I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

 

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

 

Other contest clubs with members present were:

• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)

• 599 DX Association

• Tennessee Contest Group

• Florida Contest Group

• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)

• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)

• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)

• Maritime Contest Club

• North Texas Contest Club

(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

 

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)

President, Deep Dixie Contest Club

visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 

------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO

    National Center for Technology Planning

    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803

    662.321.0677 (Cell)

**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **

Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University

------------------------------------------------------------

 


Re: Fw: [cwops] ZoomT Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

George N2APB
 

Juan,

 

Thank you, thank you, *thank you!*  I just finished watching this antenna presentation by Kevan Nason N4XL and it is terrific for helping to understand and optimize vertical antenna system performance.  While he illustrates using vertical antennas built for the lower bands (80m and 160m), the principles are applicable to higher bands that many of us have (40-10m).

 

Kevan uses many charts and graphs excerpted from other references to illustrate his points … But N4XL provides great added value by telling viewers what the ‘takeaway’ is for each diagram. 

 

The discussion points are:

Antenna lengths, radials (#, length, elevated, buried, diameter, folded v. straight), ATUs (at base v. in shack), feedlines, baluns, near-field vs far-field efficiency, SWR, phasing, and overall ‘system’ performance.  And again, each of these discussion points is illustrated by his use of charts and annotations showing ‘what this chart means’.

 

Many of us merely put up a given vertical antenna (e.g., a Hustler BTV6 or just a wire up into the trees as N4XL uses, but Kevan is an avid DXer and a contester, which tells me that he looks for ways to improve and/or optimize all parts of his station. 

 

A great takeaway for me was his illustrating the antenna system as a series circuit of three resistors being fed by the RF power delivered by the transmitter:

This mental image of the antenna illustrates how/why you want to maximize your radiation resistance (radiated power) and minimize the losses.  Kevan points out that one can have a ‘good’ SWR while having most of the power merely being sent into the ground! … Hence a good SWR is not a good indicator of antenna efficiency, and he describes why.

 

The presentation started out a little slow during introduction, but it really picked up steam around the 10-minute mark, which was the point at which I was hooked and started taking notes like crazy!   The presentation portion ends at the 1-hour mark, and there is another 45 minutes of (good)

 

To all:  Be sure to watch this presentation.  I guarantee you’ll also find some good takeaways!

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:28 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

TLARC Members,

 

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 

Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.

The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

 

Juan

AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

 

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

 

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL

 

 

I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

 

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

 

Other contest clubs with members present were:

• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)

• 599 DX Association

• Tennessee Contest Group

• Florida Contest Group

• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)

• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)

• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)

• Maritime Contest Club

• North Texas Contest Club

(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

 

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)

President, Deep Dixie Contest Club

visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 

------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO

    National Center for Technology Planning

    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803

    662.321.0677 (Cell)

**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **

Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University

------------------------------------------------------------

 


Re: Contest Season

Juan Lopez
 

Roger, thanks.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:13:06 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season
 
I won't be here from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, on Friday afternoon so plan accordingly
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 08:31:58 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Ok thanks, Can I come by tomorrow during the day?

What time would be good?

Send me address again.

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 07:04
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season

 

Juan
You can use my Viking V again if you still need a tuner

Barry
K8NWB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 07:06:20 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

 

 

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent fromMail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Contest Season

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

I won't be here from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, on Friday afternoon so plan accordingly

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 08:31:58 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Ok thanks, Can I come by tomorrow during the day?

What time would be good?

Send me address again.

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 07:04
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season

 

Juan
You can use my Viking V again if you still need a tuner

Barry
K8NWB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 07:06:20 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

 

 

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent fromMail for Windows 10

 

 


Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Members,

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 
Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.
The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now
 
Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL


I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

Other contest clubs with members present were:
• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)
• 599 DX Association
• Tennessee Contest Group
• Florida Contest Group
• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)
• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)
• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)
• Maritime Contest Club
• North Texas Contest Club
(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)
President, Deep Dixie Contest Club
visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 
------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO
    National Center for Technology Planning
    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803
    662.321.0677 (Cell)
**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **
Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University
------------------------------------------------------------


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

David Andrews
 

Correct, October 21. Sorry for not including the date.

 

David

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Ressler
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] October monthly meeting is coming up

 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

 

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK

--

Chaser


--
KD8LHZ 


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

michael J. foley
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Eric Ressler
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] October monthly meeting is coming up

 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

 

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK

--

Chaser


--
KD8LHZ 

 


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

Eric Ressler
 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK

--
Chaser

--
KD8LHZ 


October monthly meeting is coming up

David Andrews
 

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK

321 - 340 of 1332