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Re: TN QSO Party

Jeff Buffington N4POD
 

I would beg to differ.  FT8 and FT4 are acceptable digital modes, however, ALL digital modes are equivalent.  If you work someone on FT8 on 20m, you can't work them again in RTTY, because you've already worked them on 20m "digital."  I plan on using FT8,  possibly FT4, and maybe even do some SSB.  Now as for how to configure it... I'm still working on that part.  🤔

From the TNQP.org rules:
QSO Points:
3 points per QSO regardless of mode.
Repeater QSOs DO NOT count (this includes packet digipeaters). However, direct station-to-station packet contacts do count.
On all acceptable bands, CW and other digital modes count separately. For example, you can work W9WI on 3540 kHz CW; 3585 kHz Baudot RTTY; and 3820 kHz SSB, for three contacts on 80 meters. All digital modes besides CW are equivalent. If you work W9WI on 14085 kHz Baudot RTTY you cannot work him again on 14070 kHz FT8 for point credit.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 10:47 PM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

Bruce,

 

Good Question, FT8 is not a mode authorized for points in the TNQP. There is no provision to send the proper exchange. Out-of-state operators send signal report and state (not ARRL section) while in-state sends signal report and the four letter abbreviation for county. If you are on a county line, you can send all the counties (sometimes 2-3). Digital modes allowed are RTTY, PSK31, FSK441, JT6M, etc. because they can accommodate these exchanges during the TNQP. Hope that clarifies the FT-8 question for you.

 

73

Juan

AC6ZM

 

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From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Bruce KC4BTS <KC4BTS@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:26:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [TLARC] TN QSO Party

 

Juan,
It looks like you can get points using FT8.  I looked on the www.tnqp.org site but I couldn’t find any information on how to configure WSJTX for the contest.  Would you know where to find that information?  I am not sure how the four letter county abbreviation works with the FT8 exchange.

73
Bruce
KC4BTS


Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

 

What the repeaterbook app looks like on my Android phone.....

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


Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

Steve Fritts
 

The 145.25 has  back up power


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 5:19 PM David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:
Attached is the TLARC listing from Repeaterbook.

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 5:16 PM michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:
Actually George, I use the online version of Repeaterbook
(www.repeaterbook.com) to search for repeaters when I travel, or when I program a radio. It seems to have the most up to date information, and it's FREE!!!! ( I like free..... ) If you have smartphone, there is a version you can download for either the Android or iOS, and you can look at repeaters within a distance you put into the app......no matter where you are. It works well if you are travelling and not sure what repeaters are within range. It will give the frequency, shift and pl tone and distance. And.... it's FREE as well!!!

Not sure who updates the information for the repeater, the repeater owner/trustee or ?!?!?!!??, but I'll consult with David, KF4DKW. He might know.....

73,
Mike, K4MJF

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 4:59 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike. That’s a nice feature (search) of an online/CD version(?)  of the Repeaterbook. 
(Doesn’t list ours - WB4BSC?)

On Sep 2, 2021, at 3:40 PM, michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:


Most, if not all, of the repeaters in the WB4GBI family have emergency power. 
They are ; 145.470
                  146.625
                  146.730
                  146.850                  
                  146.940  also used for Skywarn
                  147.075  open autopatch

KA4OAK 147.360, which is a wide area coverage repeater, also has emergency power.

I did a little search in Repeaterbook to see what repeaters in Tennessee were running on emergency power........ this is what I found........
<epower1.jpg>
<epower2.jpg>
<epower3.jpg>
I would think that the W4KEV and W4BBB family of repeaters have either battery back up or generators. I would have to talk to Kevin to find out for sure.....



Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

David Weikert
 

Attached is the TLARC listing from Repeaterbook.


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 5:16 PM michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:
Actually George, I use the online version of Repeaterbook
(www.repeaterbook.com) to search for repeaters when I travel, or when I program a radio. It seems to have the most up to date information, and it's FREE!!!! ( I like free..... ) If you have smartphone, there is a version you can download for either the Android or iOS, and you can look at repeaters within a distance you put into the app......no matter where you are. It works well if you are travelling and not sure what repeaters are within range. It will give the frequency, shift and pl tone and distance. And.... it's FREE as well!!!

Not sure who updates the information for the repeater, the repeater owner/trustee or ?!?!?!!??, but I'll consult with David, KF4DKW. He might know.....

73,
Mike, K4MJF

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 4:59 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike. That’s a nice feature (search) of an online/CD version(?)  of the Repeaterbook. 
(Doesn’t list ours - WB4BSC?)

On Sep 2, 2021, at 3:40 PM, michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:


Most, if not all, of the repeaters in the WB4GBI family have emergency power. 
They are ; 145.470
                  146.625
                  146.730
                  146.850                  
                  146.940  also used for Skywarn
                  147.075  open autopatch

KA4OAK 147.360, which is a wide area coverage repeater, also has emergency power.

I did a little search in Repeaterbook to see what repeaters in Tennessee were running on emergency power........ this is what I found........
<epower1.jpg>
<epower2.jpg>
<epower3.jpg>
I would think that the W4KEV and W4BBB family of repeaters have either battery back up or generators. I would have to talk to Kevin to find out for sure.....



Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

michael J. foley
 

Actually George, I use the online version of Repeaterbook
(www.repeaterbook.com) to search for repeaters when I travel, or when I program a radio. It seems to have the most up to date information, and it's FREE!!!! ( I like free..... ) If you have smartphone, there is a version you can download for either the Android or iOS, and you can look at repeaters within a distance you put into the app......no matter where you are. It works well if you are travelling and not sure what repeaters are within range. It will give the frequency, shift and pl tone and distance. And.... it's FREE as well!!!

Not sure who updates the information for the repeater, the repeater owner/trustee or ?!?!?!!??, but I'll consult with David, KF4DKW. He might know.....

73,
Mike, K4MJF


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 4:59 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike. That’s a nice feature (search) of an online/CD version(?)  of the Repeaterbook. 
(Doesn’t list ours - WB4BSC?)

On Sep 2, 2021, at 3:40 PM, michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:


Most, if not all, of the repeaters in the WB4GBI family have emergency power. 
They are ; 145.470
                  146.625
                  146.730
                  146.850                  
                  146.940  also used for Skywarn
                  147.075  open autopatch

KA4OAK 147.360, which is a wide area coverage repeater, also has emergency power.

I did a little search in Repeaterbook to see what repeaters in Tennessee were running on emergency power........ this is what I found........
<epower1.jpg>
<epower2.jpg>
<epower3.jpg>
I would think that the W4KEV and W4BBB family of repeaters have either battery back up or generators. I would have to talk to Kevin to find out for sure.....



Re: TN QSO Party

Bruce KC4BTS
 

Juan,

Thanks for the clarification!

Bruce
KC4BTS


Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

George N2APB
 

Thanks Mike. That’s a nice feature (search) of an online/CD version(?)  of the Repeaterbook. 
(Doesn’t list ours - WB4BSC?)

On Sep 2, 2021, at 3:40 PM, michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:


Most, if not all, of the repeaters in the WB4GBI family have emergency power. 
They are ; 145.470
                  146.625
                  146.730
                  146.850                  
                  146.940  also used for Skywarn
                  147.075  open autopatch

KA4OAK 147.360, which is a wide area coverage repeater, also has emergency power.

I did a little search in Repeaterbook to see what repeaters in Tennessee were running on emergency power........ this is what I found........
<epower1.jpg>
<epower2.jpg>
<epower3.jpg>
I would think that the W4KEV and W4BBB family of repeaters have either battery back up or generators. I would have to talk to Kevin to find out for sure.....



Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

michael J. foley
 

Most, if not all, of the repeaters in the WB4GBI family have emergency power. 
They are ; 145.470
                  146.625
                  146.730
                  146.850                  
                  146.940  also used for Skywarn
                  147.075  open autopatch

KA4OAK 147.360, which is a wide area coverage repeater, also has emergency power.

I did a little search in Repeaterbook to see what repeaters in Tennessee were running on emergency power........ this is what I found........
epower1.jpg
epower2.jpg
epower3.jpg
I would think that the W4KEV and W4BBB family of repeaters have either battery back up or generators. I would have to talk to Kevin to find out for sure.....



Re: Area repeaters with back-up power?

Bob Loving
 

The SMARC 146.655 repeater has battery backup. It also is shared with the KK4XA 444.075 analog/DMR repeater.

Bob K9JU


On Thursday, September 2, 2021, 02:50:30 PM EDT, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:


We have a nice list of area repeaters on our website ... but does anyone know which ones have battery back-up?  (I know ours does and assume same for the ARES repeater.)

73, George N2APB


Area repeaters with back-up power?

George N2APB
 

We have a nice list of area repeaters on our website ... but does anyone know which ones have battery back-up?  (I know ours does and assume same for the ARES repeater.)

73, George N2APB


Re: TN QSO Party

Juan Lopez
 

Bruce,

 

Good Question, FT8 is not a mode authorized for points in the TNQP. There is no provision to send the proper exchange. Out-of-state operators send signal report and state (not ARRL section) while in-state sends signal report and the four letter abbreviation for county. If you are on a county line, you can send all the counties (sometimes 2-3). Digital modes allowed are RTTY, PSK31, FSK441, JT6M, etc. because they can accommodate these exchanges during the TNQP. Hope that clarifies the FT-8 question for you.

 

73

Juan

AC6ZM

 

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From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Bruce KC4BTS <KC4BTS@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:26:35 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] TN QSO Party

 

Juan,
It looks like you can get points using FT8.  I looked on the www.tnqp.org site but I couldn’t find any information on how to configure WSJTX for the contest.  Would you know where to find that information?  I am not sure how the four letter county abbreviation works with the FT8 exchange.

73
Bruce
KC4BTS


Re: TN QSO Party

Bruce KC4BTS
 

Juan,
It looks like you can get points using FT8.  I looked on the www.tnqp.org site but I couldn’t find any information on how to configure WSJTX for the contest.  Would you know where to find that information?  I am not sure how the four letter county abbreviation works with the FT8 exchange.

73
Bruce
KC4BTS


Breakfast for Dinner at Donna's Old Towne Cafe

 

Fellow TLARC members........

Please join us tomorrow, September 2, 2021 at 5:30pm at Donna's Old Town Cafe in Madisonville, Tennessee for "breakfast for dinner".
donnas.jpg
Looking forward to seeing you there.......

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


Reminder://TLARC Net/Zoom Mtg, Wednesday, 1 Sep 21, 7:00pm EDT

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Tuesday, all!!  I hope this finds everyone well after the past 24 hrs of Ida rains.

Our next net/Zoom event is scheduled for tomorrow night, 1 Sep 21, at 7:00pm EDT.  Please join us on the WB4BSC club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.  You can also join via Zoom for a multi-mode communication experience during the net.  The Zoom access info includes:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: TLARC
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (New York)
+13017158592,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (Washington DC)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: 656767
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3LRmhHNQ.

The net convenes the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays each month.  Those interested in becoming a weekly "Net Control" may contact the Admin Team to obtain the necessary information, script, and guidance to get you started.  This is a great training opportunity to develop your basic emergency communications skills...make the most of it!  We look forward to meeting you on the air and via Zoom tonite.
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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Re: TN QSO Party

Juan Lopez
 

I knew we could count on that fine SSB broadcasters voice!

Juan
AC6ZM

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From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:10:49 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] TN QSO Party
 
I'll be there......

73,
Mike, K4MJF


Re: TN QSO Party

michael J. foley
 

I'll be there......

73,
Mike, K4MJF


iPHONE 13 and native VSAT support

mike wagner
 

FYI…

Mike Wagner
KK6OKU 🦄
President Tellico Lake ARC
Monroe County ARES EC 


TN QSO Party

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Members,

It is our turn to be host to a state QSO Party. Dust off those microphones, CW keyers, and computer keyboards. 

Please make an effort to get on the air and hand out a few QSOs between 2:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. EST this Sunday. It doesn't matter if you get on-the-air for 10 minutes or 10 hrs. Just try to get on as many bands (regardless of mode) and "CALL" CQ TN QSO party. Everyone out of state and DX will be on the hunt for TN stations so just sit there and call CQ. You can slot yourself so people will know where to find you. The exchange is a signal report and the four letter abbreviation of your county (e.g. Loudon=LOUD, Roane=ROAN). 

If you read this far, the next item is important. There is an in-state club competition category. Simply get on the air and submit your log with the club name listed as "TELLICO LAKE ARC" and every individual log submitted with the club name will be added to the club score. TLARC has a very good chance of winning the club competition. Let's get out there and make an effort to win the in-state category. Please let me know if you have any questions. It doesn't matter what level of operator you are. Out of state people need your QSO. 

Let me know if you plan to participate. I emphasize that you only need a license, radio station and willingness to get on and hand out QSOs for this to work. I can help you sort log submission after the fact to make sure TLARC gets credit.

Please visit www.tnqp.org for more details and contest rules. Below is the club competition rules for your convenience. 

Also, remember that you can get 100 bonus points added to your score by making contact with K4TCG so look for them often. They will have dedicated operators operating around the clock.

CLUB COMPETITION

The Tennessee QSO Party offers club competition. There is no residency requirement for club participation, nor is there any requirement for entrants within a club to live in (or operate from) any particular geographic radius. A club need not have any formal structure. Entrants wishing their scores to count towards club competition must ensure the name of their club appears on their entry. (most contest software will take care of this automatically)

Clubs whose members are all inside Tennessee will participate in one competition; those whose members are all outside the state will compete with other outside-Tennessee clubs. If a club submits entries from both inside and outside Tennessee, they will be treated as two separate clubs.

The Tennessee Contest Group is not eligible for club competition

*****Let's Go TLARC!!!!******

P.S. I will be operating SO2R for this event.

73
JUAN
AC6ZM

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REMINDER://TLARC Net and Zoom Mtg — Tonight, 25 Aug 21, 7:00pm EDT

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Wednesday, all!!

Our next net/Zoom event is scheduled for tonight, 25 Aug 21, at 7:00pm EDT.  Please join us on the WB4BSC club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.  You can also join via Zoom for a multi-mode communication experience during the net.  The Zoom access info includes:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: TLARC
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (New York)
+13017158592,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (Washington DC)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: 656767
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3LRmhHNQ.

The net convenes the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays each month.  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.  This is a great training opportunity to develop your basic emergency communications skills...make the most of it!  We look forward to meeting you on the air and via Zoom tonite.

--

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


TLARC Tugaloo Picnic/fox hunt/meeting 8/19/2021

 

Document_2021-08-19 picnic.jpgDocument_2021-08-19 picnic (2).jpg


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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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