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Re: WSPR - MH370 set off radio tripwires confirming location says new report - Airline Ratings

mastercreatordr@...
 

This is why I love Ham Radio!


WSPR - MH370 set off radio tripwires confirming location says new report - Airline Ratings

Lou Devillon
 


Fox Hunt Update

 

Hello all,

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest news for the upcoming fox hunt to be held this Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10am in Lenoir City Park Shed #3.

From the looks of the weather forecast, the weather doesn't look too promising, 80% chance of rain. In the event that it does rain, the fox hunt will be rescheduled and moved to April 24, 2021 at 10am. We will meet at the same shed at the 10am and try it again.

Hopefully, the weather will hold off and allow us to have the event. If not, we'll see you on the 24th!

Thank you for your time and support. I look forward to seing you soon!

Best regards,
Mike Foley
K4MJF

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


Re: Need to borrow 2011 or 2012 issue of ARRL Handbook

Tim KE4OTZ Montgomery
 

I have both, which one would you want?

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:11:54 PM EDT, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:


I'm looking to briefly borrow someone's copy of the 2011 or 2012 ARRL
Handbook ... Does anyone have either of these years?

Thanks.

George N2APB

PS:  I confess, I'm an information junkie! 







REMINDER -- TLARC Net This Wednesday at 1900 EDT

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

TLARC club members and guests,

Our next net is scheduled for Wednesday night, 7 Apr 21, at 1900 EDT.  Please join us on the WB4BSC club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.
The net convenes the first, second, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays of each month.  We reserve the third Wednesday for our monthly club meetings.
Those interested in becoming a weekly "Net Control" may contact Net Chair Randy Kruszka WK9M, and he will provide you the necessary information, script, and guidance to get you started.
Also, please don't forget to complete the 2021 TLARC member survey on the club website (www.tlarc.org) and our upcoming Foxhunt this Saturday at Lenoir City Park, starting at 1000 EDT.
Thanks for all you do, and we look forward to hearing you on the air this Wednesday.
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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


First Contact

 

Fellow Club Members,

 

With all of the folks getting their license for the first time, I think it would be a great idea, if you are their “first contact”, to note the date and time of the QSO. Why? The ARRL offers a First Contact certificate that is 8 ½ X 11, and is suitable for framing. A great way for the “new” ham to remember their first contact! See the example and link below:

 

http://www.arrl.org/first-contact

 

We have had the opportunity in our Club to present one of these certificates to one of our newest members.

 

Thank you for your time, and support of the Club.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


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


ARRL News......

 

Club members,

I wanted to share this with you. I thought you might enjoy it!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZTrD0ilvpv0DOQe0sOa-XoQecfxJ7w6c/view?usp=drivesdk

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


Heathkit HW-8 Modification

Lou Devillon
 

"I’ve done some modifications on my HW-8 for today’s holiday. I’ve added a pan adapter and an 892-R amplifier tube. The original power supply does run a little hot, though, providing the 12,000 V plate voltage, and 40 amps for the filaments on the tube". (Thanks to R. Jay Goos)


Need to borrow 2011 or 2012 issue of ARRL Handbook

George N2APB
 

I'm looking to briefly borrow someone's copy of the 2011 or 2012 ARRL
Handbook ... Does anyone have either of these years?

Thanks.

George N2APB

PS: I confess, I'm an information junkie!


Re: 5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

George N2APB
 

“Calling off the dogs” … I located an appropriate drive and the ‘read’ operation failed.  Regrettably, the floppy must’ve come in contact with some magnets over the last two decades.  Gee, I’m surprised.  Normally have better results at hamfest boneyards.

 

Thanks all for stirring the bucket.

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Schoenherr
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:57 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] 5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

 

try contacting the computer club here in the village

 

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:47 AM Sam Howard <Kv4xy.sam@...> wrote:

Wow.  Under duress I let my PC go that still had a 3.5 inch drive go last summer.  I still have the 5.25 floppies with my thesis in WordPerfect.  No way to ever open again; but I won't pitch.

 

 

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:10 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hi all-

Looking to see if anyone has a Windows computer with a 5-1/4" floppy disc
drive?  I need to get some files off it and onto a USB thumb drive?

Please let me know?  It shouldn't take but just a couple of minutes to do
the files transfers once the computer is powered up.

Thanks.

George N2APB






Re: 5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

Gary Stickel
 

Call Warren @ the TAP Office:
(865) 332-5313


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

On Mar 31, 2021, at 12:57 PM, David Schoenherr <dschoenherr1@...> wrote:

try contacting the computer club here in the village

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:47 AM Sam Howard <Kv4xy.sam@...> wrote:
Wow.  Under duress I let my PC go that still had a 3.5 inch drive go last summer.  I still have the 5.25 floppies with my thesis in WordPerfect.  No way to ever open again; but I won't pitch.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:10 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Hi all-

Looking to see if anyone has a Windows computer with a 5-1/4" floppy disc
drive?  I need to get some files off it and onto a USB thumb drive?

Please let me know?  It shouldn't take but just a couple of minutes to do
the files transfers once the computer is powered up.

Thanks.

George N2APB







Re: 5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

David Schoenherr
 

try contacting the computer club here in the village


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:47 AM Sam Howard <Kv4xy.sam@...> wrote:
Wow.  Under duress I let my PC go that still had a 3.5 inch drive go last summer.  I still have the 5.25 floppies with my thesis in WordPerfect.  No way to ever open again; but I won't pitch.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:10 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Hi all-

Looking to see if anyone has a Windows computer with a 5-1/4" floppy disc
drive?  I need to get some files off it and onto a USB thumb drive?

Please let me know?  It shouldn't take but just a couple of minutes to do
the files transfers once the computer is powered up.

Thanks.

George N2APB







Re: 5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

Sam Howard
 

Wow.  Under duress I let my PC go that still had a 3.5 inch drive go last summer.  I still have the 5.25 floppies with my thesis in WordPerfect.  No way to ever open again; but I won't pitch.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:10 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Hi all-

Looking to see if anyone has a Windows computer with a 5-1/4" floppy disc
drive?  I need to get some files off it and onto a USB thumb drive?

Please let me know?  It shouldn't take but just a couple of minutes to do
the files transfers once the computer is powered up.

Thanks.

George N2APB







5-1/4" floppy drive on Windows computer?

George N2APB
 

Hi all-

Looking to see if anyone has a Windows computer with a 5-1/4" floppy disc
drive? I need to get some files off it and onto a USB thumb drive?

Please let me know? It shouldn't take but just a couple of minutes to do
the files transfers once the computer is powered up.

Thanks.

George N2APB


Re: Ham Radio Is Officially Dead in Tennessee

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Mike K4MJF
Very very well said.  If you ever run for office outside of ham radio you got my vote!!!
I believe all hams need to read what you have to say. 
Thanks I really enjoyed your response. 
73


Bob Wilson
KK4XA 
Maryville, TN 




On Mar 30, 2021, at 9:39 AM, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:



 

Brad,

 

The title is misleading. The writer doesn’t go over all the finer points of Amateur Radio, just what he sees with his blinders on. Maybe the radio community in Johnson City is quiet, but it certainly isn’t in our area, or many others. As you know, we are blessed to have many repeaters with a wide coverage area. Not too many Clubs have what we have to enjoy.

 

“Also, I'm having trouble believing the majority of hams are in their 60's and 70's.”

Look around you, and you’ll see that many operators are “older” Hams, however, the younger generation has an interest in amateur radio. I’ve talked to many younger Hams on HF, one as young a 8 years old, who had their Extra ticket. It’s up to us to bring new members into the fold.

 

“TLARC sees younger people joining the hobby on a regular basis.”

I’ll disagree with that statement. Most joining the Club are in the 40 plus age group, either retired or near retirement age. Several that have joined have been involved in amateur radio since their youth, gotten out of the hobby and then joined the ranks again later in life. Several, like myself, have always had an interest in amateur radio, but never had the time to pursue it until retirement. However, our Club has a VERY active membership program where we send new hams a “welcome packet” that contains information about our Club, area repeater frequencies, as well as a membership application. And we try to help people find information on how to get licensed, places to test, etc.

 

I think it’s up to us, the “older generation” of hams, to show the younger folks what amateur radio offers, to “elmer” new hams who have questions, how we use amateur radio in daily life and, most importantly, how we can us it to communicate when no other method of communication will work or is available. And this isn’t being done. Personally, I think we need to showcase our skills during Field Day by setting up in an area that is open to the general public. We need to take our skills to the schools, churches, civic events, etc. and have a presentation on amateur radio and how we work with local government during times of need, work marathons, work with the National Weather Service during inclement weather. And the list goes on……

 

As far as Radio Shack coming back……..from what I’ve heard, it’s only online and in very few locations.

 

HeathKit……it starts, stops, spits and sputters. Like “Bones” McCoy says…… “It’s DEAD, Jim!”

 

I will say this, as a final thought. It’s up to each of us to keep this hobby alive and growing. Be active in your Club. Share the knowledge that you have with someone else, and be a good “ambassador” for the hobby.

 

73,

Mike, K4MJF

Vice President TLARC

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


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

--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Re: Ham Radio Is Officially Dead in Tennessee

 

 

Brad,

 

The title is misleading. The writer doesn’t go over all the finer points of Amateur Radio, just what he sees with his blinders on. Maybe the radio community in Johnson City is quiet, but it certainly isn’t in our area, or many others. As you know, we are blessed to have many repeaters with a wide coverage area. Not too many Clubs have what we have to enjoy.

 

“Also, I'm having trouble believing the majority of hams are in their 60's and 70's.”

Look around you, and you’ll see that many operators are “older” Hams, however, the younger generation has an interest in amateur radio. I’ve talked to many younger Hams on HF, one as young a 8 years old, who had their Extra ticket. It’s up to us to bring new members into the fold.

 

“TLARC sees younger people joining the hobby on a regular basis.”

I’ll disagree with that statement. Most joining the Club are in the 40 plus age group, either retired or near retirement age. Several that have joined have been involved in amateur radio since their youth, gotten out of the hobby and then joined the ranks again later in life. Several, like myself, have always had an interest in amateur radio, but never had the time to pursue it until retirement. However, our Club has a VERY active membership program where we send new hams a “welcome packet” that contains information about our Club, area repeater frequencies, as well as a membership application. And we try to help people find information on how to get licensed, places to test, etc.

 

I think it’s up to us, the “older generation” of hams, to show the younger folks what amateur radio offers, to “elmer” new hams who have questions, how we use amateur radio in daily life and, most importantly, how we can us it to communicate when no other method of communication will work or is available. And this isn’t being done. Personally, I think we need to showcase our skills during Field Day by setting up in an area that is open to the general public. We need to take our skills to the schools, churches, civic events, etc. and have a presentation on amateur radio and how we work with local government during times of need, work marathons, work with the National Weather Service during inclement weather. And the list goes on……

 

As far as Radio Shack coming back……..from what I’ve heard, it’s only online and in very few locations.

 

HeathKit……it starts, stops, spits and sputters. Like “Bones” McCoy says…… “It’s DEAD, Jim!”

 

I will say this, as a final thought. It’s up to each of us to keep this hobby alive and growing. Be active in your Club. Share the knowledge that you have with someone else, and be a good “ambassador” for the hobby.

 

73,

Mike, K4MJF

Vice President TLARC

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


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


Re: AC6ZM and WK9M score big in 2020 RTTY Contest

mike wagner
 

Hot digity fellas! Gr8 Job!! 
👍 


Mike
KK6OKU 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES 

On Mar 28, 2021, at 10:53 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

See website for some cool results in last year's RTTY contest!

73, George N2APB
https://www.tlarc.org/ 


Ham Radio Is Officially Dead in Tennessee

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 
Edited

I don't really get the title to this article unless it's just an attention grabber. The contents are more positive than the title. Also, I'm having trouble believing the majority of hams are in their 60's and 70's. TLARC sees younger people joining the hobby on a regular basis. What do you think?
https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0Z3rS8Ok?share_id=eyJ1c2VyaWQiOjgyMzg2NzExLCJkb2NfaWQiOiIwWjNyUzhPayIsInRpbWVzdGFtcCI6MTYxNjk1NTk4NTExMH0=&share_destination_id=ODIzODY3MTEtMTYxNjk1NTk4ODcyOA==&s=a3&pd=05ZgXvge&hl=en_US

Radio Shack is back:  https://www.radioshack.com/

Heathkit is back:  https://shop.heathkit.com/shop


AC6ZM and WK9M score big in 2020 RTTY Contest

George N2APB
 

See website for some cool results in last year's RTTY contest!

73, George N2APB
https://www.tlarc.org/ 


Last Man Standing Special Event on WiresX

 

Good afternoon....

I have connected my WiresX node to the 443.050 repeater in Greenback for the Last Man Standing Special Event that is being held this evening on WiresX room 40680. This is in DIGITAL ONLY!

I will stay connected until tomorrow afternoon, however, if the power fails here at home, my node will drop the connection until the power comes back on.

Have FUN! 

73,
Mike, K4MJF

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

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