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New FLDIGI 4.1.0

WK9M
 

FYI for those who use FLDIGI, that there is a new version 4.1.0 out you may want to upgrade.

I'm watching the ARRL CW bulletin come across tonight on 3.581.5 and it appears to also be copying CW better.

There is also a big upgrade to integrate FLDIGI with the N3FJP software, for those of you using his logging software.  (I'm using XML-RPC, and now both the N3FJP software and FLDIGI have the correct frequency displayed.)

'73
Randy


Re: The Broadband Butterfly ... an HOA-friendly all-HF antenna for your attic

George N2APB
 

Hi Jim,

That was my first thought too. As they say, even a dummy load will radiate and have flat SWR across such a wide frequency range. 

In a more conventional terminated folded dipole, the terminating resistor will lower the overall gain of the antenna at the expense of getting a better SWR across the bands, with much of the power being dissipated as heat in the resistor. As you said, the efficiency stinks but you get broadband coverage. 

FYI, there’s a good article on the Terminated Folded Dipole in QST for Sept 2010. 

Anyway, Juan suggested it might be worthy of doing some experimentation ... It’s usually fun trying new approaches to antennas, modeling and measuring them, etc.  Learn something every time. 

Personally, I’m going the diametrically opposite direction with my experimentation:  I’m constructing a 160m “Small” Transmitting Loop using two turns of 7/8” Heliax with 10’ diameter.  With a vacuum variable capacitor, the loop (inductor) will resonate with SWR of 1.2:1 ... with a 6 KHz bandwidth! 

Fun stuff, antenna experimentation!

73, George N2APB


On Jan 31, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Jim Jenkins <jim@...> wrote:

I would question the efficiency of this antenna as a 16:1 balun wired to a 1200 ohm resister would convert the 1200 ohms to 75 ohms and be low vswr as he measured, but the power would almost all be dissipated in the resister rather radiated. Since the connections are lengths of wire there may be some radiation, but since the currents are very low in the wire due to the 1200 ohm impedance I expect this antenna may measure well, but not work well.

Regards,

Jim

AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of George N2APB
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:23 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] The Broadband Butterfly ... an HOA-friendly all-HF antenna for your attic

 

Build a simple "terminated dipole antenna" for your attic that will operate across the entire HF band ... without an antenna tuner!  

Visit the TLARC home page to learn all about it!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 


Re: The Broadband Butterfly ... an HOA-friendly all-HF antenna for your attic

Jim Jenkins
 

I would question the efficiency of this antenna as a 16:1 balun wired to a 1200 ohm resister would convert the 1200 ohms to 75 ohms and be low vswr as he measured, but the power would almost all be dissipated in the resister rather radiated. Since the connections are lengths of wire there may be some radiation, but since the currents are very low in the wire due to the 1200 ohm impedance I expect this antenna may measure well, but not work well.

Regards,

Jim

AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of George N2APB
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:23 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] The Broadband Butterfly ... an HOA-friendly all-HF antenna for your attic

 

Build a simple "terminated dipole antenna" for your attic that will operate across the entire HF band ... without an antenna tuner!  

Visit the TLARC home page to learn all about it!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 


The Broadband Butterfly ... an HOA-friendly all-HF antenna for your attic

George N2APB
 

Build a simple "terminated dipole antenna" for your attic that will operate across the entire HF band ... without an antenna tuner!  

Visit the TLARC home page to learn all about it!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 


Feb. 16th meeting program

David Schoenherr
 

Looking for a volunteer to speak to the group on a topic of your choosing, Radio related.

If interested Please contact me via e-mail or cell 262-853-0026

Thanks in advance for any assistance with this matter.

David Schoenherr  KN4LMM


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

WK9M
 

Glad everyone had fun with the 160m CW contest that could make it here; I'm pretty sure that the new '890 has made more contacts on 160m CW than all other band/modes combined so far.  Prior to these last two 160m contests; I had made very few 160m contacts prior and I doubt any were on CW.  That band needs a lot of wire and space.

Mike (KK6OKU) I was also surprised when you said that would be your first time on 160m and CW at the same time; you were in the rhythm pretty well making those QSOs going up through the band one after another.  I'd compare learning CW to another language really, if you learn and use it you'll get better with time and practice.  The ARRL regularly sends out CW practice from QST magazine at varying speeds as well; so there's no pressure to copy the code with that method. I need to bring myself back up to the old mandatory speed (20 wpm) so I can stop using the "cheater screen" to the right :) since it doesn't always work 100%.

'73,
Randy


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

Juan Lopez
 

Mike,

Great! Way to go brother. I will send you a few links to programs that are great. What do you prefer, to listen on cell phone or PC?

Also, nothing beats getting on the air to learn CW.

Best Regards,
Juan
Galaxy S9


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Wagner <mike@...>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:53:25 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] CQ World Wide DX Contest
 
Hello all, I must say that was very fun and Randy was way more then patient with me as I had never had the opportunity to utilize cw, study cw let alone electronically transmit cw, or even mess with a keyer for cw, yes it’s true, I was a cw virgin! Its amazing how ya start gettin to know signal tones, starts, stops, and now I’m in study mode so any help with recommendation on learning Morse code will be very much appreciated. I know some programs / study guides have to be better to learn on then others.
Randy,WK9M, thank you for being such a gracious host!
73’s to all.
Harley Mike
KK6OKU 

Sent from Mike 

On Jan 27, 2019, at 10:33 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Club Station KN4DUA scores big again this weekend, this time at host WK9M QTH for the CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest (CW) !!! 

SEE PICS on our WEBSITE ... http://www.tlarc.org/ ... Operators this time included: Randy WK9M, Juan "The Master" AC6ZM, George N2APB, David "Sneezy" KF4DKW and Harley Mike KK6OKU 


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

Mike Wagner <mike@...>
 

Hello all, I must say that was very fun and Randy was way more then patient with me as I had never had the opportunity to utilize cw, study cw let alone electronically transmit cw, or even mess with a keyer for cw, yes it’s true, I was a cw virgin! Its amazing how ya start gettin to know signal tones, starts, stops, and now I’m in study mode so any help with recommendation on learning Morse code will be very much appreciated. I know some programs / study guides have to be better to learn on then others.
Randy,WK9M, thank you for being such a gracious host!
73’s to all.
Harley Mike
KK6OKU 

Sent from Mike 

On Jan 27, 2019, at 10:33 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Club Station KN4DUA scores big again this weekend, this time at host WK9M QTH for the CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest (CW) !!! 

SEE PICS on our WEBSITE ... http://www.tlarc.org/ ... Operators this time included: Randy WK9M, Juan "The Master" AC6ZM, George N2APB, David "Sneezy" KF4DKW and Harley Mike KK6OKU 

_._,_._,_


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

George N2APB
 

Club Station KN4DUA scores big again this weekend, this time at host WK9M QTH for the CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest (CW) !!! 

SEE PICS on our WEBSITE ... http://www.tlarc.org/ ... Operators this time included: Randy WK9M, Juan "The Master" AC6ZM, George N2APB, David "Sneezy" KF4DKW and Mike KK6OKU.

Mike was the surprise dark horse as he arrived late and pulled in an outstanding number of Q's for the team ... Way to go KK6OKU!

Thanks to Randy WK9M for a superb 160 meter antenna and very cool station!  Great hosting!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org


Dinner Party Success!

George N2APB
 

Hey!   We all had a great time at our Post-Holiday Club Dinner at Classico's Italian Restaurant on the 19th.  What a blast it was being with so many club members and their Significant Others Classico's! 

Great fellowship, great food and great fun!  See the pics at http://www.tlarc.org/

And thanks again to Joyce K1JAT for making it all come together so nicely.  Here's to a rousing 2019 for Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

David Schoenherr
 

Not able to attend as I have Fire Dept trng  in the evening all weekend.
  I'm with you in spirit :-)   Will tune in when I get home late.



On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 6:03 PM Randy Kruszka <randykgm@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 160m contest is mostly a night activity and I'm going to eat Dinner here shortly.  We'll be doing this CW contest tonight and tomorrow, but no guarantees that there will be any George Dickel 9yr left tomorrow :).  I have both my radio and FLDIGI decoding CW and the computer sends it, so whether you're sampling the 105 proof or not you should be able to decode and send.  There is quite a bit of activity already according to the spotter network ribbon I had running for only a few minutes:



'73 for now,
Randy

On 1/25/2019 1:54 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Members,

WK9M (Randy) has completed setting up his station to host the CQ WW DX contest this weekend. This contest is a sun-down to sun-up (evening only) contest on the 160 Meter band. It starts tonight.

We are asking members that want to participate in this event to please email Randy directly (on the cc line) so he can send your name to the gate guard to allow you into the community. We can send you the address when you respond to this email or look it up on qrz.com

As an alternative, you can always call us on the TLARC repeater if you decide to come at the last minute or hate to send email.

Hope to see you there.

73
Juan
AC6ZM


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

WK9M
 

Hi all,

The 160m contest is mostly a night activity and I'm going to eat Dinner here shortly.  We'll be doing this CW contest tonight and tomorrow, but no guarantees that there will be any George Dickel 9yr left tomorrow :).  I have both my radio and FLDIGI decoding CW and the computer sends it, so whether you're sampling the 105 proof or not you should be able to decode and send.  There is quite a bit of activity already according to the spotter network ribbon I had running for only a few minutes:



'73 for now,
Randy

On 1/25/2019 1:54 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Members,

WK9M (Randy) has completed setting up his station to host the CQ WW DX contest this weekend. This contest is a sun-down to sun-up (evening only) contest on the 160 Meter band. It starts tonight.

We are asking members that want to participate in this event to please email Randy directly (on the cc line) so he can send your name to the gate guard to allow you into the community. We can send you the address when you respond to this email or look it up on qrz.com

As an alternative, you can always call us on the TLARC repeater if you decide to come at the last minute or hate to send email.

Hope to see you there.

73
Juan
AC6ZM


Re: CQ World Wide DX Contest

George N2APB
 

Count me in for this one too!  Will arrive probably around 9pm tonight.

73, George N2APB

PS:  Take a look at our website for the photo-recap of the NAQP SSB event last weekend ;-)


CQ World Wide DX Contest

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Members,

WK9M (Randy) has completed setting up his station to host the CQ WW DX contest this weekend. This contest is a sun-down to sun-up (evening only) contest on the 160 Meter band. It starts tonight.

We are asking members that want to participate in this event to please email Randy directly (on the cc line) so he can send your name to the gate guard to allow you into the community. We can send you the address when you respond to this email or look it up on qrz.com

As an alternative, you can always call us on the TLARC repeater if you decide to come at the last minute or hate to send email.

Hope to see you there.

73
Juan
AC6ZM


Minutes from the January 16, 2019 TLARC meeting

Brent Martin
 

Members and Friends of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club: Attached you will find the draft Minutes from the January 16, 2019 TLARC monthly meeting. If you seen any additions, corrections needed, please let me know before the next regular meeting.

Thanks, 73, Brent Martin, Acting Secretary


Re: North American QSO Party (SSB) ... on Saturday!

David Schoenherr
 

George;  I will stop by after the Dinner.   David KN4LMM


On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

KN4DUA will be activated this Saturday at N2APB's station for the NAQP SSB Contest!  A new antenna is up there and we'll be operating from 1pm until 1am  (with a break from 5-8 for the TLARC Post-Holiday Dinner, of course :)

So let us know if you're interested in coming by George's place in Tellico Village (205 Okema Trace, Loudon TN 37774) to help shout into the microphone, or lean over our shoulders to cheer us on! 

Those attending typically provide snacks or an adult beverage, which really powers Team TLARC!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org   <== Check out our Website.  Now visited over 100 times this month!

PS:  I heard we had a great TLARC general meeting last night!  The day job kept me away (Australian customers) but I heard we got lots accomplished.  Good going for the new 2019 leadership team!  Minutes will be posted soon.


Re: Dinner Tomorrow

Lou Devillon
 

Joyce...Seems to be lot of colds going around which is why we also missed the last meeting. But we'll be there tonight. See you then!

Lou (K4ZRP) and Joan Devillon

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 7:17 PM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@... wrote:
Reminder:  Dinner tomorrow, Sat Jan 19 at 5:30 p.m,. at Classico.  We have 29 people signed up.  I'm sure the restaurant can accommodate last-minute additions, so let me know if you want me to add you to the list.  Hope to see you'all tomorrow.

Excerpt from message sent 28 Dec 18:

TLARC,

 

I’ve scheduled our after-holiday dinner at Classico Italian Restaurant for Saturday January 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.  They are located in beautiful downtown Tellico Village at 206 Village Square, Loudon.  At the traffic light on Hwy 444, turn into the business area of Tellico Village.  Classico is located behind the gas station.  Phone 865-657-6300.

 

Menu includes lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls, chicken alfredo, salad, garlic knots, pizza, and drinks. 

 

Cost, is $16 per person, plus tax and tip, for a total of $20.72.  You can either pay me or pay the restaurant the night of the dinner.  You will be responsible for paying for unused reservations. 

 

73

Joyce Tarbell

K1JAT

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Re: Dinner Tomorrow

Joyce Tarbell
 

Sharron,

Sorry you didn't make it Wed.  Glad you can be there tonight.  See you then.


On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:39 PM Sharron Fritts <ssfritts@...> wrote:

Sorry we didn't make the mtg Wed.  Neither Steve not I felt well.  We'll have to pay at the restaurant tomorrow. See you there.
Sharron



On January 18, 2019, at 7:17 PM, Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:


Reminder:  Dinner tomorrow, Sat Jan 19 at 5:30 p.m,. at Classico.  We have 29 people signed up.  I'm sure the restaurant can accommodate last-minute additions, so let me know if you want me to add you to the list.  Hope to see you'all tomorrow.

Excerpt from message sent 28 Dec 18:

TLARC,

 

I’ve scheduled our after-holiday dinner at Classico Italian Restaurant for Saturday January 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.  They are located in beautiful downtown Tellico Village at 206 Village Square, Loudon.  At the traffic light on Hwy 444, turn into the business area of Tellico Village.  Classico is located behind the gas station.  Phone 865-657-6300.

 

Menu includes lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls, chicken alfredo, salad, garlic knots, pizza, and drinks. 

 

Cost, is $16 per person, plus tax and tip, for a total of $20.72.  You can either pay me or pay the restaurant the night of the dinner.  You will be responsible for paying for unused reservations. 

 

73

Joyce Tarbell

K1JAT

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Re: Dinner Tomorrow

Sharron Fritts
 

Sorry we didn't make the mtg Wed.  Neither Steve not I felt well.  We'll have to pay at the restaurant tomorrow. See you there.
Sharron



On January 18, 2019, at 7:17 PM, Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:


Reminder:  Dinner tomorrow, Sat Jan 19 at 5:30 p.m,. at Classico.  We have 29 people signed up.  I'm sure the restaurant can accommodate last-minute additions, so let me know if you want me to add you to the list.  Hope to see you'all tomorrow.

Excerpt from message sent 28 Dec 18:

TLARC,

 

I’ve scheduled our after-holiday dinner at Classico Italian Restaurant for Saturday January 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.  They are located in beautiful downtown Tellico Village at 206 Village Square, Loudon.  At the traffic light on Hwy 444, turn into the business area of Tellico Village.  Classico is located behind the gas station.  Phone 865-657-6300.

 

Menu includes lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls, chicken alfredo, salad, garlic knots, pizza, and drinks. 

 

Cost, is $16 per person, plus tax and tip, for a total of $20.72.  You can either pay me or pay the restaurant the night of the dinner.  You will be responsible for paying for unused reservations. 

 

73

Joyce Tarbell

K1JAT

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Dinner Tomorrow

Joyce Tarbell
 

Reminder:  Dinner tomorrow, Sat Jan 19 at 5:30 p.m,. at Classico.  We have 29 people signed up.  I'm sure the restaurant can accommodate last-minute additions, so let me know if you want me to add you to the list.  Hope to see you'all tomorrow.

Excerpt from message sent 28 Dec 18:

TLARC,

 

I’ve scheduled our after-holiday dinner at Classico Italian Restaurant for Saturday January 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.  They are located in beautiful downtown Tellico Village at 206 Village Square, Loudon.  At the traffic light on Hwy 444, turn into the business area of Tellico Village.  Classico is located behind the gas station.  Phone 865-657-6300.

 

Menu includes lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls, chicken alfredo, salad, garlic knots, pizza, and drinks. 

 

Cost, is $16 per person, plus tax and tip, for a total of $20.72.  You can either pay me or pay the restaurant the night of the dinner.  You will be responsible for paying for unused reservations. 

 

73

Joyce Tarbell

K1JAT

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