Date   
Tennessee QSO Party ... TODAY from 2-10 pm! ... And a Deal

George N2APB
 

Today is the day!!  If ever there were a light-n-easy contest to work, this is the one.  Everybody in the US is looking to contact Tennessee stations!

You can do any band you want (except of course the WARC bands (60, 30 17 and 12 meters).

You can do any mode: Phone, CW or Digital.  (Try out the *hot* new FT8 mode!  It's super easy with WSJT-X program on your PC.  Ask me if you have questions or want assist.) 

And here's a deal ... If you wanted to quick-n-simple way try out any of this, come on over to my house any time from 2-4 to make a contact or two.  No sweat, no hassle :) 

Details and rules are here
.

Hope to bump into you on the air this afternoon!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 

Re: Lots o' News!

George N2APB
 

Forgot to also mention Brent K4BNN as a contributing reporter for our website!  Thanks Brent :)

73, George N2APB


On Aug 26, 2019, at 11:03 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

We have a boatload of new items added to the top of our TLARC home page!
- W4DXCC Convention coming to Pigeon Forge on Sept 20-21
- ARRL DX Contest winner in TN State Division ... who could that be?! :)
- East Tennessee 2 Meter Nets and Repeaters Directory ... AMAZING resource!
- New Solar Storm Forecast

Great reading, thanks to contributors this time: K4MJF, AC6ZM and KF4DKW ... Keep 'em coming everyone!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org

Lots o' News!

George N2APB
 

We have a boatload of new items added to the top of our TLARC home page!
- W4DXCC Convention coming to Pigeon Forge on Sept 20-21
- ARRL DX Contest winner in TN State Division ... who could that be?! :)
- East Tennessee 2 Meter Nets and Repeaters Directory ... AMAZING resource!
- New Solar Storm Forecast

Great reading, thanks to contributors this time: K4MJF, AC6ZM and KF4DKW ... Keep 'em coming everyone!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org

Re: New website feature ... TLARC For Sale Page

 

Ben, 

Sounds like you are in need of an "Elmer", and I am surprised that no one has offered. 

If you need any help or advice, I would be glad to help. 
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

Re: A listing of East Tennessee Club and repeater frequncies

George N2APB
 

Holy cow Mike, this is an *amazing* resource! 

Love the "
Mission Statement":

To facilitate Ham Radio licensees getting full use and benefit of the 2 meter repeaters in ETN and to inform non Ham

licensees of the possibilities with Ham Radio and motivate them to get their license.


Love the "Sections":

Nets ................................................................. 2

Top Twenty Repeaters in ETN...........................9

250 Repeaters Within 114 Miles Of Knoxville..10

Getting a License.............................................24

Helpful Web Sites.............................................27

Finis................................................................. 29

 

And love the "Value And Purpose Of This Directory":

> To help people get active in ETN Ham Radio

> To Facilitate the finding of nets to listen to and clubs to attend.

> Protect nets from interference.

> Help new Hams to get a quick start in understanding and use of the 2 meter band.

> Help non Ham (listeners) to get interested in the Ham Radio world by listening to nets. The hope is they will get

interested enough to get their license.

 

I’ll try to find a way to best get this great resource posted on our website (with full attributes to the authors) so we can easily get to it.

 

Thanks for passing it along to us!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 

A listing of East Tennessee Club and repeater frequncies

 

Greetings fellow members,

A fellow Ham out of Knoxville sent me this and I thought I would pass it along to you. It's a listing of Clubs and repeater frequencies within a 114 mile radius of Knoxville.

I thought this might be helpful to somebody.
-
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

Re: New website feature ... TLARC For Sale Page

Ben Poff
 

George,

I love this new addition to the website. I’ll be watching closely since I have no idea where to start. 

Thanks!

Ben KN4VIF

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 23:00 George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Check out our latest website feature ... the new TLARC For Sale Page ... http://www.tlarc.org/ForSale/index.html.   What a way to move your ham-related gear! 

Only available for TLARC members to post items for sale (though our webmaster) for up to 3 months. Sellers accept all responsibilities for claims and ownership. Buyers purchase independently from TLARC and assume all risks.  

Let me know if you have something you'd like to sell through the TLARC For Sale Page.  Accessible by clicking new link under the Quick Links section (in left panel) of our home page.

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

--
Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant
Green Canoe Solutions
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 657-9712  Office/Home
(865) 440-6139  Cell

August "Grounding" Meeting Recap ... slides, photos & resources!

George N2APB
 

We had a terrific meeting this month, as presented by Randy WK9M ... "Surge Protection, Isolation, Grounding & Bonding (Whew!)"

See the cool  and informative presentation slides, photos and resources here! ...
 http://www.tlarc.org/Meetings/Meeting%20(2019-08-21)/Meeting_Pics.html

Be sure to notice the Grounding Team Photo Recap as well ...
http://www.tlarc.org/Meetings/Meeting%20(2019-08-21)/Grounding%20at%20N2APB/n2apb_grounding_team_effort.html

Special shout-out to visitors: Douglas Rackliff,  and John AK4Z and lovely wife Amy KT4E.  Thank you for joining us this month!

Meeting minutes are still in the cooker but will be posted shortly.

Great seeing everyone!

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org

Item added to FS page: Rugged Ham Radio "Go Bag"

George N2APB
 

See a new item added to the TLARC For Sale Page ... Ham Radio Go Bag, offered by KF4DKW ... http://www.tlarc.org/ForSale/index.html

73, George N2APB
www.tlarc.org 

Re: Our next meeting is right around the corner...

David Andrews
 

Fantastic, see you tonight. David

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean N4NLT Webb
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:16 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Our next meeting is right around the corner...

 

I realize this is short notice but I'm going to make the meeting and dinner today.

73s,

Dean Webb

N4NLT

Re: Our next meeting is right around the corner...

Dean N4NLT Webb
 

I realize this is short notice but I'm going to make the meeting and dinner today.
73s,
Dean Webb
N4NLT

New website feature ... TLARC For Sale Page

George N2APB
 

Check out our latest website feature ... the new TLARC For Sale Page ... http://www.tlarc.org/ForSale/index.html.   What a way to move your ham-related gear! 

Only available for TLARC members to post items for sale (though our webmaster) for up to 3 months. Sellers accept all responsibilities for claims and ownership. Buyers purchase independently from TLARC and assume all risks.  

Let me know if you have something you'd like to sell through the TLARC For Sale Page.  Accessible by clicking new link under the Quick Links section (in left panel) of our home page.

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

Re: Our next meeting is right around the corner...

Juan Lopez
 

I will make dinner.


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 11:59:53 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Our next meeting is right around the corner...
 

Update: Very low turnout reported for dinner. If you are planning to attend, please drop me a note. Thanks, David

 

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Folks,

 

The August meeting of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club is right around the corner. Make plans to spend the evening with us on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at our usual meeting place in the Chota Rec Center. Our meeting topic will be on surge suppression, grounding and bonding. Think about how your house and shack are protected, and come to the meeting to learn if you’re really up to snuff.

 

Dinner this month will be at Lorenzo’s Mexican Grill at 101 Cherokee Place. Shoot me an email if you plan to attend dinner, so we can provide Lorenzo’s with an accurate headcount. Dinner will be at 5:30.

 

See you all then,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

 

Our next meeting is right around the corner...

David Andrews
 

Update: Very low turnout reported for dinner. If you are planning to attend, please drop me a note. Thanks, David

 

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Folks,

 

The August meeting of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club is right around the corner. Make plans to spend the evening with us on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at our usual meeting place in the Chota Rec Center. Our meeting topic will be on surge suppression, grounding and bonding. Think about how your house and shack are protected, and come to the meeting to learn if you’re really up to snuff.

 

Dinner this month will be at Lorenzo’s Mexican Grill at 101 Cherokee Place. Shoot me an email if you plan to attend dinner, so we can provide Lorenzo’s with an accurate headcount. Dinner will be at 5:30.

 

See you all then,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

 

Propagation Charts (for August, from the East Coast)

George N2APB
 

I regularly check the monthly ARRL Propagation Charts charts in QST ... as I find it to be a great resource for helping me understand what areas around the world might hear me when I'm on the HF bands.

I've placed the Propagation Charts for August on our home page, along with a really good explanation of how to interpret and use the charts.  

Hope everyone finds this interesting ... and helpful for those of us on the HF bands (2-30 MHz)!

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

The August meeting is right around the corner

David Andrews
 

Folks,

 

The August meeting of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club is right around the corner. Make plans to spend the evening with us on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at our usual meeting place in the Chota Rec Center. Our meeting topic will be on surge suppression, grounding and bonding. Think about how your house and shack are protected, and come to the meeting to learn if you’re really up to snuff.

 

Dinner this month will be at Lorenzo’s Mexican Grill at 101 Cherokee Place. Shoot me an email if you plan to attend dinner, so we can provide Lorenzo’s with an accurate headcount. Dinner will be at 5:30.

 

See you all then,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

 

Re: Huntsville Hamfest Aug. 17th & 18th, 2019

 

Actually, I got one in the mail myself. 

Reservations made over 6 months ago at the Embassy Suites right next door to the Von Braun Center.  I'm ready. Let's get this party started!!

Who else is going?!? 
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

Re: Huntsville Hamfest Aug. 17th & 18th, 2019

David Schoenherr
 

Thanks for the info. Brad, but I will be at Bristol for my first Nascar race.  


On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 10:51 AM Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <km4ojk@...> wrote:
This came in the mail intended for TLARC members to check out. Click on the attachment.

73's
Brad - KM4OJK

Repeater Frequencies - a few updates

George N2APB
 

In case you haven't seen it, we have a great list of repeaters on our website that covers the Tellico Lake region.  You can see all these repeater frequencies and settings at ... 
http://www.tlarc.org/Repeaters.html 

Changes from what we previously had ... The Loudon ARES backup is now using the Tellico Village Repeater (442.1) and channels have been added for Athens and Cleveland, TN. 


BTW, a pretty cool "feature" on this page is that you can download the list in CSV format to either modify-and-print using Excel, or modify-and-load into your own HT using the CHIRP program (if your HT has this remote loading capability.)

Many thanks to Brad KM4OJK "Voice of the Village" for keeping us all updated on these frequencies!

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

Handheld Multimeter+Oscilloscope

George N2APB
 

FYI ... I follow some informative lists for test and measurement and came across someone describing a good and inexpensive "handheld multimeter with an oscilloscope and waveform generator."  It's good to 40 MHz, which makes it nice for work in our HF projects:

Hantek 2C42 … <https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-Oscilloscope-Multimeter-Dual-channel-Scopemeter/dp/B07LBS8BM9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hantek+2c42&qid=1565279215&s=hi&sr=8-1>

Read the ham's review of the 2C42 is below.   I will be getting this instrument for portable use when the equipment is too far away from my project bench.  (Maybe even for use in showing a single-board FT8 transceiver in action at a coming meeting ;-)

73, George

http://www.tlarc.org/ 

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Hantek 2C42 Oscilloscope On-The-Bench

Searching around for a hand-held O'scope with more capability than the neat little 200kHz versions, e.g., JYE Tech, I came across the Hantek 2000 series scopes.

I bought the 2C42 version from Amazon. The Amazon prices, in most cases, are much less than those found elsewhere, and free shipping with no hassle returns.

Also, I have a function generator with more features and functions than the Hantek AWG so I chose the basic version

Negative reviews were mostly that the scopes didn't compare well to their $$$$ Rigols and Tektroncs

One negative for my aging brain only is the menu structure. So I spent some time mapping them. At last count, in addition to those described in the Hantek manual, I mapped 47 menus and sub-menus. I've created two drawing pages detailing the maps.

For my projects and experiments, I'm more than pleased with the 2C42 version and it fits nicely on my desk without a lot of cable-clutter.

A sine wave test of frequency response provided a useful signal to 60 MHz the limit of my function generator. I haven't made any attempt yet to determine accuracy.

BTW, Circuit Specialists has a good presentation of the 2D72 70MHz version. A lot of detail that's not provided by other suppliers.