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Re: May meeting is just around the corner...

David Schoenherr
 

I will not be there for dinner but will see you at the meeting. 


On May 8, 2019, at 4:20 PM, Robert Foster <noclew1@...> wrote:

I’ll be there for dinner.

 

Bob Foster

 

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From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:09:42 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] May meeting is just around the corner...
 

Good morning,

 

The May meeting of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club is just around the corner. Please check your schedules, and if you have anything booked for the evening of May 15th, cancel it. We’re going to start the planning for Field Day 2019, the biggest weekend of the year for hams, so anything else will just have to wait.

 

The gastronomes amongst us will meet up for some Italian food and fine conversation at Little Italy at 316 Lakeside Plaza at 5:15 PM. The dinner time has been moved up 15 minutes from the past to ensure we all have time to relax, eat, and make the meeting on time.  

 

Attached are the draft minutes of the April TLARC meeting for your review.

 

Thanks,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

Re: Field Day T-Shirts

Lou Devillon
 

Lou K4ZRP (1) XXL


On Fri, May 10, 2019, 10:59 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
TLARC,

I’m taking orders for ARRL 2019 Field Day shirts.  You can view them at https://www.arrl.org/shop/Field-Day-Shirt-Pocket-Tee-2019/.  They’re charcoal with yellow/white lettering and come in sizes small to 6X.  Cost is $17.95, plus I’ve added on $2.05 for shipping.  (Shipping is $12.50 for orders of $50 or more.)  Let me know the size you want (small to 6X) and bring your check for $20, payable to TLARC, to the meeting on Wed May 15.  See you then.  73

Joyce Tarbell
K1JAT




https://www.arrl.org/shop/Field-Day-Shirt-Pocket-Tee-2019/

Daring Antenna & Tower Recovery Efforts Thwart Current Sunspot Minima

George N2APB
 

Several weeks ago, an elite team of TLARC'ers when out to Oakdale TN (Morgan County) to take down a huge tower and antenna array generously donated to the club by Bill Radice K4OWR.  (Thank you Bill!!)

A daring, death-defying adventure ensued that resulted in successfully reducing the entropy of the world by a little bit ... and thus gaining some wonderful electromagnetic radiation apparatus that is expected to be put into service later this year at an as-yet undisclosed location.


See the photo essay of this extraordinary team ... the likes of which hasn't been seen since the explosive depiction in the 1961 movie classic: "The Guns of Navarone".

You should also check out the ever-growing and unending pictorial of TLARC adventures stylistically recreated on our club website by the genius of our webmaster extraordinaire! ... http://www.tlarc.org/

LAst call fro dinner Wednesday

David Andrews
 

We need a final head count for Little Italy this Wednesday evening at 5:15 pm. Come join the gang for some good food and conversation before our TLARC monthly meeting. If you haven’t dropped me a line, I need to hear from you soon.

 

Many thanks,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

Re: Kenwood TS-520 SSB Transceiver Available

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

This radio has found a new home.

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

George N2APB
 

Hey everyone,

As an alternative to the ARRL shirt, we've been working a deal to get a CUSTOM version of the Field Day T-shirt ... a TLARC version, designed by David KF4DKW!

See the attachment here and let Joyce and me know if you'd be interested in this version, and what size you'd like to buy.  Only $18.

73, George N2APB

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

Robert Foster
 

I'm in favor to a shirt generic for the club as a whole so it can be used at multiple different occasions.


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of George N2APB <n2apb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:16:35 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!
 
Hey everyone,

As an alternative to the ARRL shirt, we've been working a deal to get a CUSTOM version of the Field Day T-shirt ... a TLARC version, designed by David KF4DKW!

See the attachment here and let Joyce and me know if you'd be interested in this version, and what size you'd like to buy.  Only $18.

73, George N2APB

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

Joyce Tarbell
 

At last night's TLARC meeting, the group decided to order ARRL shirts this year and plan on TLARC shirts for the future.  That gives us time to finalize our design and be prepared for next year.  I will send out a separate email reminder about ARRL shirts.

Joyce Tarbell


On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 6:16 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Hey everyone,

As an alternative to the ARRL shirt, we've been working a deal to get a CUSTOM version of the Field Day T-shirt ... a TLARC version, designed by David KF4DKW!

See the attachment here and let Joyce and me know if you'd be interested in this version, and what size you'd like to buy.  Only $18.

73, George N2APB

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

Joyce Tarbell
 

At last night's TLARC meeting the group decided to order ARRL shirts this year and plan on TLARC shirts for the future.  I'll send out a separate email reminder about ARRL shirts.

Joyce Tarbell

Re: Field Day T-Shirts

Joyce Tarbell
 

If you wish to order an AARRL 2019 Field Day shirt, please reply to me not later than Monday May 27.  (I originally stated by I would need your reply by May 31, but I would like to get the order finalized before I head north the end of the month.)  You'll also need to get your payment of $20 to Brad Berger by that date.  Brad's address is 191 Dudala Way, Loudon 37774. 

So far I have orders from:
David Andrews - XL
Emily Andrews - M
Lou Devillon - 2XL
Juan Lopez - L
Ben Poff - L
Dave Schoenherr - 2XL
Mike Wagner - XL
David Weikert - XL

73
Joyce Tarbell
K1JAT

TVPOA antenna restrictions

David Andrews
 

Allan,

 

I’m addressing this email to you, and sending it via the TLARC mailing list so everyone else receives this information as well. At last nights meeting, you updated the club on the recent activities of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) regarding updates the rules on antenna placements within Tellico Village. Previously, the club officers had been notified of the possible changes, but last night was the first many others had heard of this. Hoping that there were no actions taken at today’s meeting, I’m providing you with my thoughts. A family emergency prevented me from sending this earlier.

 

{From the ARRL website} The FCC's PRB-1 document, an 11 page Amateur Radio Memorandum Opinion and Order, was released September 19, 1985. Even though it is from 1985, it is still valid today. The legal cite is 101 FCC 2d 952 (1985) and it can be found on the FCC Web page. It can also be found on this page in HTMLPDF or ASCII formats. The FCC also clarified the FCC's PRB-1 Order on November 19, 1999. This Rulemaking has not been finalized and may be subject to appeal. The FCC maintains it the most current information in its Release section.

 

The 11 page document has been codified at Section 97.15(b). This is a short summary of the 11 page PRB-1. PRB-1 states that local governments must reasonably accommodate amateur operations, but they may still zone for height, safety and aesthetics concerns.

 

As stated earlier, it is important to note that PRB-1 does not cover covenants although there is a brief mention of covenants in the 1999 PRB-1 clarification. Unfortunately, the FCC has not yet provided an outright preemption of covenants for amateurs.

 

A review of this document presents a clear understanding of the issues and legal basis for action going forward. You can download the document at http://www.arrl.org/files/file/prb-1.pdf.

 

All amateur radio operators should familiarize themselves with this document.

Respectfully,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

 

 

 

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Creating a TLARC t-shirt is a good idea. The example provided wouldn't be my favorite style or color, but I assume it is for demo purposes only. The call sign doesn't have to be on both side either. The back is enough. It would be nice if they can be personalized with our individual call signs on the front.

Another preference would be to have a pocket on the shirt. (Need a place for my bullet when patrolling).

Re: Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!

Robert Foster
 

I would prefer call sign (club or individual) on the front under TLARC.

 

bob

 

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From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <km4ojk@...>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 11:17:43 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Field Day T-Shirts - TLARC version!
 
Creating a TLARC t-shirt is a good idea. The example provided wouldn't be my favorite style or color, but I assume it is for demo purposes only. The call sign doesn't have to be on both side either. The back is enough. It would be nice if they can be personalized with our individual call signs on the front.

Another preference would be to have a pocket on the shirt. (Need a place for my bullet when patrolling).

What is Field Day?

David Andrews
 

At the May TLARC meeting, I was asked by a few of our newer members to explain what Field Day is. The attached document should help.

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

TLARC Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Hello TLARC Friends of Field Day,

At the May meeting I started a spreadsheet indicating all of the items required to make this year's Field Day a humdinger. There are many items that still need to be signed up for and I'm counting on you to pick one or two to commit to bringing. Remember, Only YOU can Prevent Hungry Hams!

Just send me your name along with item(s) you can bring and I'll add your name to the list. Of course this list isn't cast in stone so if you think of an item you'd like to bring that isn't on here, just let me know and it'll get added. (Note: We have enough ammunition and explosives already).

First come, First serve!

Brad Berger (aka Voice of the Village)
(865) 657-3456


Re: TLARC Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

Lou Devillon
 

Put me down for chips, Brad.

Lou Devillon, K4ZRP

On Mon, May 20, 2019, 12:06 PM Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <km4ojk@...> wrote:
Hello TLARC Friends of Field Day,

At the May meeting I started a spreadsheet indicating all of the items required to make this year's Field Day a humdinger. There are many items that still need to be signed up for and I'm counting on you to pick one or two to commit to bringing. Remember, Only YOU can Prevent Hungry Hams!

Just send me your name along with item(s) you can bring and I'll add your name to the list. Of course this list isn't cast in stone so if you think of an item you'd like to bring that isn't on here, just let me know and it'll get added. (Note: We have enough ammunition and explosives already).

First come, First serve!

Brad Berger (aka Voice of the Village)
(865) 657-3456


Re: TLARC Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

Jim Jenkins
 

Sorry Brad, will not be there for field day as we are in NH for the summer.

All the Best,

Jim J.

AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:06 PM
To: tlarc@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

 

Hello TLARC Friends of Field Day,

 

At the May meeting I started a spreadsheet indicating all of the items required to make this year's Field Day a humdinger. There are many items that still need to be signed up for and I'm counting on you to pick one or two to commit to bringing. Remember, Only YOU can Prevent Hungry Hams!

 

Just send me your name along with item(s) you can bring and I'll add your name to the list. Of course this list isn't cast in stone so if you think of an item you'd like to bring that isn't on here, just let me know and it'll get added. (Note: We have enough ammunition and explosives already).

 

First come, First serve!

 

Brad Berger (aka Voice of the Village)

(865) 657-3456

 

 

Re: TLARC Field Day Sign-Up Sheet

David Andrews
 

Brad,

 

The Andrews family has a new spare propane tank, filled and standing by for Field Day.

 

We will bring a cooler and fill it with ice, water, and copious drinks of the non-alcoholic variety.

 

Emily will make a FD cake, as well as some brownies and cookies.

 

David, N1ESK

FW: Antenna Restrictions

David Andrews
 

 

 

From: Allan Tarbell <atarbell@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:34 PM
To: n1esk1@...
Subject: Antenna Restrictions

 

David,

 

I am responding to your posting on Groups io.  I am unable to initiate or reply to groups io/tlarc so hence this conventional email.  Please share with the club via Groups.

 

First  PRB-1 is directed at municipal/county gov't.   Our potential issues are not with the local gov't but with the Tellico Village POA which is not a gov't entity.  Hence PRB1 does not apply to us.  Everyone in TV has accepted the covenants and restrictions of this planned community by purchasing property here. 

 

Given the lack of progress in US Congress on over riding this restriction in this and other similar communities through the proposed Parity Act, we have to make the best of it as we can.  Fortunately I do not believe any members/officials of the ACC or the POA are against reasonable accommodation of amateur radio antennas.  We'll know soon.

 

Although I briefly shared my draft language with the POA attorney today, the antenna restriction was not covered during today's formal ACC Blue Book review session which gives us more time.  It is highly likely it will be covered at the next meeting which is scheduled for June 6th.  I have attached a draft of a revised code.  Everyone please review and provide your comment.  Via Groups io  is fine as I can view postings with no problem.

 

73,

Allan

Antenna restrictions

David Andrews
 

Allan & TLARC members,

In this document I will make an argument for proposed changes to the existing TVPOA ACC blue book rules related to antennas in the village. 

Making any changes to the existing ACC rules should in my opinion be made slowly and methodically, ensuring adequate input has been digested to produce a legally enforceable document that serves the needs and desires of the villagers. To this end, I would suggest breaking the antenna section of the blue book (chapter 6) into two parts. Chapter 6.1 would address direct broadcast satellite service and over the air television broadcast antennas. Chapter 6.2 would address transmitting antennas.

Chapter 6.1 is what the existing blue book rules presently cover. These rules were written prior to the FCC adopting the Over-The-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) rule in October 1996. See https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule to review the Rule and the very insightful Q&A. These rules were further amended in 1999 and 2000. To summarize, the rule allows local governments, community associations and landlords to enforce restrictions that do not impair the installation, maintenance or use of the types of antennas described above, as well as restrictions needed for safety or historic preservation.

The rule prohibits restrictions that impair a person's ability to install, maintain, or use an antenna covered by the rule.  The rule applies to state or local laws or regulations, including zoning, land-use or building regulations, private covenants, and homeowners' association rules. A restriction impairs if it: (1) unreasonably delays or prevents use of; (2) unreasonably increases the cost of; or (3) precludes a person from receiving or transmitting an acceptable quality signal from an antenna covered under the rule.  The rule does not prohibit legitimate safety restrictions.

Clearly defined, legitimate safety restrictions are permitted even if they impair installation, maintenance or use provided they are necessary to protect public safety and are no more burdensome than necessary to ensure safety.  The safety reason for the restriction must be written in the text, preamble or legislative history of the restriction, or in a document that is readily available to antenna users, so that a person who wishes to install an antenna knows what restrictions apply.

As I read the OTARD rule, practically everything in the existing blue book would be thrown out the window. The only possible exception would be the set back requirements. An argument could be made that if a neighbor’s house (or tree) is taller than the distance to the property line, than the antenna could be as well.

The OTARD rule clearly limits the size of dish antennas to one meter or less. There are (to my knowledge) no commercially available satellite dish antennas on the market greater than one meter, and given the advances in satellite technology, one would be hard pressed to see one ion the future.

Recommendation: Remove ALL existing language presently in section 6 of the blue book, as it would not withstand a legal challenge.

Chapter 6.2 would then become chapter 6. It would address transmitting antennas, both amateur and non-amateur. Most of us are familiar with the FCC order known as PRB-1. Issued in 1985, it has withstood many legal challenges and has been used on multiple occasions to defend amateur stations from unreasonable enforcement attempts. You previously stated that “PRB-1 is directed at municipal/county gov't.   Our potential issues are not with the local gov't but with the Tellico Village POA which is not a gov't entity.  Hence PRB1 does not apply to us.  Everyone in TV has accepted the covenants and restrictions of this planned community by purchasing property here.” I would take exception to this statement. While the TVPOA can place additional covenants and restrictions on us, they cannot override county, state, or federal law. PRB-1 is the law of the land, and we live in that land. TVPOA can no more ignore PRB-1 than they could impose a height standard for residents.

In 2003 the State of Tennessee passed HB1010,  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/HA0070.pdf. While HB1010 only applies to municipalities, the point is that TN has adopted the PRB-1 philosophy, and I propose we have TVPOA embrace it as well.

Regardless of this, you have presented the amateur radio community the opportunity to be involved in formulating standards in the blue book that more fairly represent the needs and desires of the hams within the village, while respecting the visual harmony of our community.

To that end, I propose that language be crafted for the blue book section 6 that mirrors the intent of PRB-1, with thresholds for when a permit would be required, and the criteria for approval or rejection of such a permit. If requested, I would attempt to craft this language, but that would be a venture for another document.

 

Very respectfully submitted,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK