Date   

Hamfest Saturday 2/27/21

Bob McDonald
 

Hello
The Dalton Georgia annual Hamfest is this Saturday 2/27/21
8:00 AM Till 2:00 PM
Location is Legion Field Fairgrounds
A large Tailgating area is provided
Talk in is 145.23 PL 118.8  W4DRC

73s
KC4YVV 


Re: Drill press and v-block

Bruce Benton
 

When I was drilling dowels recently, I must cut a v-block on my table saw. I taped the dowel into it and added a stop block to my drill press.

Happy to show you the process, if you like.

I subsequently bought a right angle strip of aluminum channel at Home Depot to use in the future in my wooden v block

Bruce Benton

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Drill press and v-block
From: "WK9M" <randykgm@...>
Date: Thu, February 18, 2021 1:50 pm
To: TLARC@groups.io

I looked it up on Amazon earlier today and for around $20 you can get the drill jig for the press that you mount on the table.  Then everything that you put in the jig will automatically centered.  Pretty slick.

My hunch would be that for the cost of the machine shop work you could buy a small drill press and centering jig.  We were hoping someone had this setup in the club already but not sure.

On 2/18/2021 1:36 PM, michael J. foley wrote:
It's called drilling on center.

My suggestion is to look in the yellow pages for a local machine shop and have them do the work. Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone local.....



On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M









Re: RamSat prepares for delivery

Gary Stickel
 

That is So cool!
Congratulations!!!
🎈🎉🎊🍾 


G --------------

On Feb 26, 2021, at 7:29 PM, David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Hello everyone,

 

For some time now I’ve been involved with the STEM program at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge and their efforts to construct a 2U CubeSat. The project is about to complete a major milestone. On March 8th, Dr. Peter Thornton and I will hand deliver the satellite, known as RamSat, to our launch integrator contractor in Houston. We will place the satellite into the PPOD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer) which will then be integrated into a Cargo Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for delivery to the International Space Station in May. See  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-22 for further details.

 

WVLT-TV produced a video segment recently on the program, and you can view it on the link below. I’ve also included a link to the RamSat project website. Start at the bottom of the page and work your way up to work forward in time. Lots of detailed descriptions and photos.

 

We have an operational ground station at the school, and a backup ground station for redundancy and after-hours access.

 

https://www.wvlt.tv/2021/02/22/east-tenn-middle-school-first-in-country-to-send-satellite-into-orbit-with-nasa/

 

https://sites.google.com/view/ramsat/home

 

Happy viewing,

 

David, N1ESK


Re: RamSat prepares for delivery

George N2APB
 

What terrific news this is, David -- How exciting! 

A multi-year endeavor by you, other advisors and students there at the middle school up in Oak Ridge ... and now you & Peter will be delivering the team's CubeSat to Houston on March 8th for blast-off in May ... WOW! 

The webmaster just put your excellent news piece at the very top of the TLARC website ... Godspeed to you and the team!

73, George N2APB
(I know the webmaster)
TLARC website ... 
https://www.tlarc.org/ 


Re: Drill press and v-block

Edward Goodhue
 

I have a harbor freight drill press that can be used but no TDC jig. 

Ted. w1eg


On Feb 18, 2021, at 1:50 PM, WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:

 I looked it up on Amazon earlier today and for around $20 you can get the drill jig for the press that you mount on the table.  Then everything that you put in the jig will automatically centered.  Pretty slick.

My hunch would be that for the cost of the machine shop work you could buy a small drill press and centering jig.  We were hoping someone had this setup in the club already but not sure.

On 2/18/2021 1:36 PM, michael J. foley wrote:
It's called drilling on center.

My suggestion is to look in the yellow pages for a local machine shop and have them do the work. Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone local.....



On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M









Re: Drill press and v-block

John Johnson
 

I may be able to do it for you.  Call me at 657 5182

John Johnson
KN4BXA

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 1:50 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
I looked it up on Amazon earlier today and for around $20 you can get the drill jig for the press that you mount on the table.  Then everything that you put in the jig will automatically centered.  Pretty slick.

My hunch would be that for the cost of the machine shop work you could buy a small drill press and centering jig.  We were hoping someone had this setup in the club already but not sure.

On 2/18/2021 1:36 PM, michael J. foley wrote:
It's called drilling on center.

My suggestion is to look in the yellow pages for a local machine shop and have them do the work. Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone local.....



On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M









RamSat prepares for delivery

David Andrews
 

Hello everyone,

 

For some time now I’ve been involved with the STEM program at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge and their efforts to construct a 2U CubeSat. The project is about to complete a major milestone. On March 8th, Dr. Peter Thornton and I will hand deliver the satellite, known as RamSat, to our launch integrator contractor in Houston. We will place the satellite into the PPOD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer) which will then be integrated into a Cargo Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for delivery to the International Space Station in May. See  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-22 for further details.

 

WVLT-TV produced a video segment recently on the program, and you can view it on the link below. I’ve also included a link to the RamSat project website. Start at the bottom of the page and work your way up to work forward in time. Lots of detailed descriptions and photos.

 

We have an operational ground station at the school, and a backup ground station for redundancy and after-hours access.

 

https://www.wvlt.tv/2021/02/22/east-tenn-middle-school-first-in-country-to-send-satellite-into-orbit-with-nasa/

 

https://sites.google.com/view/ramsat/home

 

Happy viewing,

 

David, N1ESK


FW: [EXTERNAL] Fwd: AUXCOMM of TN->FW: Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021

Sam Howard
 

AUXCOMM of TN->FW: Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021

FYI. Forwarded from Anderson County ARES

Sam KV4XY

 


Begin forwarded message:

 

From: "Elizabeth St. Vincent" <estvincent@...>

Subject: AUXCOMM of TN->FW: Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021

Date: February 24, 2021 at 12:15:42 PM EST

 

 

From: NWS Nashville - NOAA Service Account
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:04 AM
Subject: Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021

 

Good morning, All!

 

Unfortunately, there won't be SWAD this year, but in its place, starting Sunday, will be

 

 

All week, we'll be holding online classes covering all your favorite topics and some new ones, including:

  • A recap of the March 3rd, 2020 tornado (on the anniversary!)
  • Hazardous Weather Awareness for Large Businesses and Facilities
  • The role of social media with @NashSevereWx
  • A basic and advanced SKYWARN spotter class
  • And several Weather101 classes!

You can peruse the agenda and sign up for any or all of the classes here: weather.gov/ohx/swaw2021

 

Can't make a particular class? Look for the same classes to run through March and April:

 

 

Please, spread the word to all of your partners. You can find recent NWS Nashville posts on Facebook 

and Twitter to use in letting everyone know.  

 

Thanks and we'll "see you" online next week!

 

NWS Nashville

NWS Huntsville

NWS Morristown

NWS Memphis

 

P.S. You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to my personal AUXCOMM distribution list. If you no longer wish to receive these types of emails from me, simply reply to this message with the request to be removed. It’s that simple!

 

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Huntsville hamfest in August is on!

David Andrews
 

Check out the link for details. Huntsville is happening this August.

 

N1ESK


Re: Rotator cable

Edward Goodhue
 

I am assuming 8 wire and I probably have something close in length. Need to get to the correct box and unpack. I also have a ham 4 and tail twister rotors that I plan to sell


On Feb 25, 2021, at 9:49 AM, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Anyone have about 100 ft?

Juan
AC6ZM

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Get Outlook for Android


Rotator cable

Juan Lopez
 

Anyone have about 100 ft?

Juan
AC6ZM

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Get Outlook for Android


Re: Need Legacy Transceiver (Tube type) Trouble Shooting Help

Tim KE4OTZ Montgomery
 

I sent mine off to www.wb4hfn.com, he might answer questions you may have. Let me know if you want to get rid of it.

On Friday, February 19, 2021, 03:01:15 PM EST, Roger Calendine <rcalendine@...> wrote:


I haven't used my Drake TR4 transceiver in a long while.
 Tried setting it up for some SSB contacts, but not able to get any significant RF output, just about 10 w rather than ~250w.  
Xmitr gain, load and plate tuning process isn't really giving much output, so can use some experienced help.
Or a repair person in the area you know about that I can contact.
Please send me an email or call if you have any ideas (other then donation to the museum or dumpster.)
Thanks,
KB4VL
Roger Calendine
113 Golanvyi Trl, Vonore, TN 37885
rcalendine@...
P:423-884-2072


Next TLARC Net, Wednesday, 24 Feb, 1900 EST

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Calling all TLARC club members and guests.  Our next net is scheduled this Wednesday night, 24 Feb 21, at 1900 EST.  Please join us on the KN4DUA club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, with a PL Tone of 100.0 Hz.
The net convenes the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  We reserve the third Wednesday for our monthly club meetings.
Those of you interested in becoming a weekly "Net Control" may contact Net Chair Randy Kruszka WK9M, and he will provide you the necessary information, standard script and insightful guidance to get you started on your way.
Lastly, please don't forget to complete the TLARC 2021 member survey, now available on the club website (www.tlarc.org). Our desire is to make the club more relevant and valuable to our members and the community.  As a first step, the survey will help us learn more about our rapidly growing membership and its collective interests, skills and radio capabilities.  Please take a moment to provide your input when you have the chance.
Thanks for all you do, and we look forward to hearing you on the air this Wednesday.
--

73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


NASA to Reveal New Video, Images from Mars Perseverance Rover

George N2APB
 

Hey TLARC Space Cadets!

Ben Edwards AD4BE shared this really interesting news item about our new Mars rover ...

But wait, there’s more!  The TLARC webmaster tells me secrets (since I know him) that he and Ben are working up a new, WAY cool feature for the website that is guaranteed to capture the interest of all space cadets. 

It’ll come soon ... but until then enjoy these different posts from our Chief Space Cadet: AD4BE. 

73, George N2APB


Need Legacy Transceiver (Tube type) Trouble Shooting Help

Roger Calendine
 

I haven't used my Drake TR4 transceiver in a long while.
 Tried setting it up for some SSB contacts, but not able to get any significant RF output, just about 10 w rather than ~250w.  
Xmitr gain, load and plate tuning process isn't really giving much output, so can use some experienced help.
Or a repair person in the area you know about that I can contact.
Please send me an email or call if you have any ideas (other then donation to the museum or dumpster.)
Thanks,
KB4VL
Roger Calendine
113 Golanvyi Trl, Vonore, TN 37885
rcalendine@...
P:423-884-2072


Re: Drill press and v-block

Dale Stewart
 

Here’s what I found at Harbor Freight:



$70 for the drill press and $9 for the guide. You’re in business forever for many projects for less than $100!

Best regards!

Dale Stewart 


On Feb 19, 2021, at 10:32 AM, Tim KE4OTZ Montgomery via groups.io <ke4otz@...> wrote:


I can do some at work. What length of masts are we talking about?

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 03:42:06 PM EST, Lou Devillon <ldevillon@...> wrote:


What diameter and length is the pipe? Aluminum?

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M








Re: Drill press and v-block

Tim KE4OTZ Montgomery
 

I can do some at work. What length of masts are we talking about?

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 03:42:06 PM EST, Lou Devillon <ldevillon@...> wrote:


What diameter and length is the pipe? Aluminum?

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M








TLARC Web Site

mike wagner
 

Cq y’all! 

Stop by the TLARC Website and check out the new Feb 2021 Zoom photo from the meeting and
the terrific QSL’card presentation from non other then our own friend of the web master,  Geo N2APB! Please see below also:

Furthermore: Here yee hear yee 😎 🦄 (thanks George) 

One of this year's important goals for the club is to continue making TLARC even better and more relevant to its membership and to our community.  A first major step in doing this is to better understand our (rapidly growing) membership - where the interests and skills are, where they come from, and what radio capabilities we have as a team.  You can help us so much by completing our online 2021 Member Survey, or by downloading the PDF and mailing to us. (It's much easier for us all if you do it online.) Please give us your feedback when you get a chance ... and thank you! This survey is for the Elmer to the new tech ticket ham member! 

Simply look to the right on the TLARC Web Page and click the survey link, fill in the boxes and send it on its way! It’s that easy. 
Thanks 
&
73’s


Mike
KK6OKU 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES 


Re: Drill press and v-block

Lou Devillon
 

What diameter and length is the pipe? Aluminum?


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M








Re: Drill press and v-block

WK9M
 

I looked it up on Amazon earlier today and for around $20 you can get the drill jig for the press that you mount on the table.  Then everything that you put in the jig will automatically centered.  Pretty slick.

My hunch would be that for the cost of the machine shop work you could buy a small drill press and centering jig.  We were hoping someone had this setup in the club already but not sure.

On 2/18/2021 1:36 PM, michael J. foley wrote:
It's called drilling on center.

My suggestion is to look in the yellow pages for a local machine shop and have them do the work. Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone local.....



On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:07 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
Juan and I were emailing each other back and forth about the QST article
on November 2020, pg. 38.

In this article there is a suggestion to add hinge pins to your masts so
that you can lock them in place.  Juan and I both don't have a drill
press or tubing v-block that will let you center round objects and drill
a hole on the exact peak.

The goal is to drill all of the holes in the tubing such that they line
up and are still interchangeable with each other no matter which mast
you grab.  If one is 1/4" off to the right and another is 1/8" off to
the left then that's not too universal.  You get the idea; exact center
as much as possible.

If you have something or an idea reply to this and let us know; most
likely Juan may want to pay you a visit (and I am curious how you'd do
that).

'73
Randy
WK9M








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