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Re: February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

 

Far as I know, count Karen and I in on dinner and the meeting. 

See ya then....

Mike
K4MJF

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73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

Gary Stickel
 

We’re in Florida.
See you in April!


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

On Feb 5, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:

Our February meeting is only a week away, Wednesday Feb 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chota Rec Center.

Let me know if you'd like to join us for dinner at Lorenzo's Mexican restaurant in the Village at 5:30.  Hope to see you there.

Joyce Tarbell
865-458-8040


Re: February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

David Schoenherr
 

i'm in


On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 1:47 PM Mike Wagner <mike@...> wrote:
I’m in, thanks 

Mike
KK6OKU-TLARC, ARES, MARC
All That Motorsports 

On Feb 5, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Joyce Tarbell via Groups.Io <joycetarbell=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Our February meeting is only a week away, Wednesday Feb 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chota Rec Center.

Let me know if you'd like to join us for dinner at Lorenzo's Mexican restaurant in the Village at 5:30.  Hope to see you there.

Joyce Tarbell
865-458-8040


Talking to Aliens

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Here is a regular guy like us who got to chat with the International Space Station via amateur radio. Too bad he didn't think about what to say ahead of time. "I can hear you, can you hear me" isn't good enough when you're talking to the ISS. At least find out if they've tried the green cheese on the moon.

https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/eyywkq/guy_contacts_iss_using_a_ham_radio/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


Re: February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

Mike Wagner
 

I’m in, thanks 

Mike
KK6OKU-TLARC, ARES, MARC
All That Motorsports 

On Feb 5, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Joyce Tarbell via Groups.Io <joycetarbell@...> wrote:


Our February meeting is only a week away, Wednesday Feb 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chota Rec Center.

Let me know if you'd like to join us for dinner at Lorenzo's Mexican restaurant in the Village at 5:30.  Hope to see you there.

Joyce Tarbell
865-458-8040


February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

Joyce Tarbell
 

Our February meeting is only a week away, Wednesday Feb 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chota Rec Center.

Let me know if you'd like to join us for dinner at Lorenzo's Mexican restaurant in the Village at 5:30.  Hope to see you there.

Joyce Tarbell
865-458-8040


Re: Tellico Village Antenna Permit

David Schoenherr
 

Thanks, good info.


On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 5:12 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:
I haven't seen anyone post about applying for the new antenna permit now available as of January 1, so I thought I'd relate my experience in case it might help anyone else thinking of doing this. As Allen mentioned at a TLARC meeting, the permit is free unless you indicate that your antenna project is valued at over $900 or it will require an inspection. Since my antenna is just wire, insulators and feed line, along with some rope and pulleys, it came in well under the $900 limit.

  • To apply for a permit, you need to complete and submit a miscellaneous permit application. The form is available on the POA website at this LINK. It's a fill-in PDF form so you can complete it on your computer and then print out the completed form if you wish. It's quite simple to prepare and probably took me less than an hour, which included constructing a diagram that I submitted with the form showing where the antenna would be located. I described the antenna in detail so that there wouldn't be any question of whether the antenna size and location meet the ACC Blue Book requirements.
  • The completed application is turned in to Holly Hooper at the POA office, who routes it for review and approval. I don't know if it's typical or not, but I had an approval back in just a couple of days.

It's nice knowing that I can be out working on the antenna and, if anyone asks what I'm doing, I can be upfront with them and indicate that I have a permit.

73, Jim - K0RGI


Tellico Village Antenna Permit

Jim Anderson
 

I haven't seen anyone post about applying for the new antenna permit now available as of January 1, so I thought I'd relate my experience in case it might help anyone else thinking of doing this. As Allen mentioned at a TLARC meeting, the permit is free unless you indicate that your antenna project is valued at over $900 or it will require an inspection. Since my antenna is just wire, insulators and feed line, along with some rope and pulleys, it came in well under the $900 limit.

  • To apply for a permit, you need to complete and submit a miscellaneous permit application. The form is available on the POA website at this LINK. It's a fill-in PDF form so you can complete it on your computer and then print out the completed form if you wish. It's quite simple to prepare and probably took me less than an hour, which included constructing a diagram that I submitted with the form showing where the antenna would be located. I described the antenna in detail so that there wouldn't be any question of whether the antenna size and location meet the ACC Blue Book requirements.
  • The completed application is turned in to Holly Hooper at the POA office, who routes it for review and approval. I don't know if it's typical or not, but I had an approval back in just a couple of days.

It's nice knowing that I can be out working on the antenna and, if anyone asks what I'm doing, I can be upfront with them and indicate that I have a permit.

73, Jim - K0RGI


CQWW 160m contest summary

WK9M
 

I just exported and then re-imported the contest results and noticed that we did do the same contest from the WK9M house a year ago.  Our log file was just uploaded and I'm working on LOTW next.  Both of these numbers are pre-submittal.  The actual numbers will be lower after CQ drops a few that were an oops.  :)

2019: 211 contacts; score ~23,688
2020: 333 contacts; score ~49,980 (I told KF4DKW 334 contacts but found an obvious bad one in the log and deleted it.)

So quite the improvement!  Here is the summary file below from N3FJP's logging software after I imported it from N1MM.  They both agreed on the # of unique calls.  We had 20 dupes.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made QSOs in this one (KF4DKW, KK6OKU, KV4XY, KE4OTZ).  We all had fun and David & I did a few things at the end of the contest to make setup easier next time.

'73,
Randy


 WK9M's Contest Summary Report for CQ-160
 Created by N3FJP's CQ WW 160 Contest Log
 Version 4.8  www.n3fjp.com

 Total Contacts = 333
 Total Points = 0

 Operating Period: 2020/01/25 03:05 - 2020/01/26 13:37

 Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 19:02:17
 Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 19:34:20

 Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 17.5


 Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
 ----       --   -----     ---   -----     ---
  160      333       0       0     333     100
            --   -----     ---   -----     ---
 Total     333       0       0     333     100



 Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

 State       Total     %
 -----       -----   ---
 PA             28     8
 OH             18     5
 ON             17     5
                15     5
 IL             13     4
 NY             13     4
 TN             13     4
 VA             13     4
 FL             12     4
 MD             12     4
 MI             12     4
 NC             12     4
 IN             10     3
 CA              9     3
 TX              9     3
 AZ              8     2
 OK              8     2
 AR              7     2
 GA              7     2
 MA              7     2
 WI              7     2
 KY              6     2
 NJ              6     2
 DE              5     2
 KS              5     2
 MN              5     2
 IA              4     1
 MO              4     1
 MS              4     1
 NH              4     1
 AL              3     1
 CO              3     1
 CT              3     1
 LA              3     1
 ME              3     1
 UT              3     1
 AB              2     1
 ID              2     1
 OR              2     1
 QC              2     1
 RI              2     1
 SC              2     1
 WV              2     1
 BC              1     0
 LB              1     0
 MB              1     0
 MT              1     0
 NE              1     0
 NS              1     0
 VT              1     0
 WA              1     0

 Total = 50


 Total Contacts by Country:

 Country                      Total     %
 -------                      -----   ---
 USA                            294    88
 Canada                          25     8
 Czech Republic                   3     1
 US Virgin Is.                    3     1
 Poland                           2     1
 Aruba                            1     0
 Bahamas                          1     0
 Cayman Is.                       1     0
 Curacao                          1     0
 Mexico                           1     0
 Slovak Republic                  1     0

 Total = 11


 Total DX Miles (QSOs in USA not counted) = 64,115
 Average miles per DX QSO = 1,644


 Average bearing to the entities worked in each continent.
 QSOs in USA not counted.

 EU =  41
 NA =  60
 SA = 146


 Total Contacts by Continent:

 Continent   Total     %
 ---------   -----   ---
 NA            325    98
 EU              6     2
 SA              2     1

 Total = 3


 Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

 CQ Zone   Total     %
 -------   -----   ---
 04          146    44
 05          141    42
 03           31     9
 15            6     2
 08            5     2
 09            2     1
 02            1     0
 06            1     0

 Total = 8


Re: Source for terminated coax patch cables?

Dale Stewart
 




On Jan 21, 2020, at 2:24 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

I've been chasing ghosts lately while using existing/old coax cables to patch together various pieces of equipment and accessories here in the shack.  I wiggle the coax connections and get very disturbing results (scratching, open, shorts, etc).  So it's time to bite the bullet and gets some new coax patch cables.

Looking for recommendations of a good/inexpensive source for 4' and 8' lengths of RG8-class cables terminated in PL259 plugs.  Just running HF at power levels of 100W, so the demand isn't too great ... Just looking for some places where you all might have had good experience.


Thanks in advance.


73, George N2APB

 


Re: Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest

Juan Lopez
 

Yes I do, I tried calling back yesterday. Send me an address to come by in the next hour. The AT-3000


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via Groups.Io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:21:17 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest
 
Juan--

since I havent heard back from you, should I assume you no longer need onev of these tuners ???

------------------
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 2:08:12 PM EST, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Barry,

Call me at 757.217.8899


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via Groups.Io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 2:03:19 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest
 
I have a 1 kw tuner you can use
if you still need it

Barry K8NWB
-------------------------------
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 1:11:13 PM EST, WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:


TLARC members,

We are still looking for a few items to get setup for the contest at
Gods Cozy Acres.
Please respond directly to Juan, Randy and David included in the CC line
if you can provide any of the items.
We can arrange a time to pickup the items from you.

(1) Two 3-4 foot grounds
(2) 6 feet of solid copper ground
(3) RG-6 Coax 100 Feet (75 ohm cable TV type)
(4) 1KW High power tuner

Please reply no later than Tuesday by noon.

73
160 CW Team
AC6ZM, WK9M, KF4DKW




Re: Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

Juan--

since I havent heard back from you, should I assume you no longer need onev of these tuners ???

------------------

On Monday, January 20, 2020, 2:08:12 PM EST, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Barry,

Call me at 757.217.8899


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via Groups.Io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 2:03:19 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest
 
I have a 1 kw tuner you can use
if you still need it

Barry K8NWB
-------------------------------
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 1:11:13 PM EST, WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:


TLARC members,

We are still looking for a few items to get setup for the contest at
Gods Cozy Acres.
Please respond directly to Juan, Randy and David included in the CC line
if you can provide any of the items.
We can arrange a time to pickup the items from you.

(1) Two 3-4 foot grounds
(2) 6 feet of solid copper ground
(3) RG-6 Coax 100 Feet (75 ohm cable TV type)
(4) 1KW High power tuner

Please reply no later than Tuesday by noon.

73
160 CW Team
AC6ZM, WK9M, KF4DKW




Re: Source for terminated coax patch cables?

John Haskell
 

Since you are looking for PL-259 terminations, I trust constant impedance is not a high priority for your application. 

Why not just redo the PL-259's?

Old coax is not necessarily bad coax.  The 442.1 repeater has some RG-214 jumpers that are [gasp] over 50 years old and are working great.


Re: Source for terminated coax patch cables?

WK9M
 

If you want to get pre fabbed jumpers good (but definitely not cheap) ones are from ABR Industries sold by Ham Radio Outlet.

A friend of mine has also had good luck with a place called "MPD Digital".  They are available on Amazon or direct.

On 1/21/2020 2:24 PM, George N2APB wrote:

I've been chasing ghosts lately while using existing/old coax cables to patch together various pieces of equipment and accessories here in the shack.  I wiggle the coax connections and get very disturbing results (scratching, open, shorts, etc).  So it's time to bite the bullet and gets some new coax patch cables.

Looking for recommendations of a good/inexpensive source for 4' and 8' lengths of RG8-class cables terminated in PL259 plugs.  Just running HF at power levels of 100W, so the demand isn't too great ... Just looking for some places where you all might have had good experience.


Thanks in advance.


73, George N2APB

 



Source for terminated coax patch cables?

George N2APB
 

I've been chasing ghosts lately while using existing/old coax cables to patch together various pieces of equipment and accessories here in the shack.  I wiggle the coax connections and get very disturbing results (scratching, open, shorts, etc).  So it's time to bite the bullet and gets some new coax patch cables.

Looking for recommendations of a good/inexpensive source for 4' and 8' lengths of RG8-class cables terminated in PL259 plugs.  Just running HF at power levels of 100W, so the demand isn't too great ... Just looking for some places where you all might have had good experience.


Thanks in advance.


73, George N2APB

 


Re: Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest

Juan Lopez
 

Barry,

Call me at 757.217.8899


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via Groups.Io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 2:03:19 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest
 
I have a 1 kw tuner you can use
if you still need it

Barry K8NWB
-------------------------------
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 1:11:13 PM EST, WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:


TLARC members,

We are still looking for a few items to get setup for the contest at
Gods Cozy Acres.
Please respond directly to Juan, Randy and David included in the CC line
if you can provide any of the items.
We can arrange a time to pickup the items from you.

(1) Two 3-4 foot grounds
(2) 6 feet of solid copper ground
(3) RG-6 Coax 100 Feet (75 ohm cable TV type)
(4) 1KW High power tuner

Please reply no later than Tuesday by noon.

73
160 CW Team
AC6ZM, WK9M, KF4DKW




Re: Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

I have a 1 kw tuner you can use
if you still need it

Barry K8NWB
-------------------------------

On Monday, January 20, 2020, 1:11:13 PM EST, WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:


TLARC members,

We are still looking for a few items to get setup for the contest at
Gods Cozy Acres.
Please respond directly to Juan, Randy and David included in the CC line
if you can provide any of the items.
We can arrange a time to pickup the items from you.

(1) Two 3-4 foot grounds
(2) 6 feet of solid copper ground
(3) RG-6 Coax 100 Feet (75 ohm cable TV type)
(4) 1KW High power tuner

Please reply no later than Tuesday by noon.

73
160 CW Team
AC6ZM, WK9M, KF4DKW




Items Needed for 160 Meter Contest

WK9M
 

TLARC members,

We are still looking for a few items to get setup for the contest at Gods Cozy Acres.
Please respond directly to Juan, Randy and David included in the CC line if you can provide any of the items.
We can arrange a time to pickup the items from you.

(1) Two 3-4 foot grounds
(2) 6 feet of solid copper ground
(3) RG-6 Coax 100 Feet (75 ohm cable TV type)
(4) 1KW High power tuner

Please reply no later than Tuesday by noon.

73
160 CW Team
AC6ZM, WK9M, KF4DKW


Re: Great Story with Video

Sam Howard
 

Juan,

Thanks this is indeed a great story.  There is more. The KPH WSPR receiver is generally one of the top 10 reporters in the US/Canada.  They have even heard KV4XY.

73 Sam KV4XY

KPH SAN FRANCISCO RADIO on WSPR

The Maritime Radio Historical Society operates the historic coast station SAN FRANCISCO RADIO/KPH, with a transmitter site in Bolinas, CA and a receive site on Point Reyes. We operate using all the original equipment in service at the time the station closed as a commercial coast station in 1997. Beginning today, we will be running WSPR, receive only, and posting our spots to the database. We plan on focusing on the new amateur MF allocation in the USA. We have excellent receive capabilities on MF so we look forward to hearing many of you as this new band opens to regular amateur service in the USA in the next few days. Fair Winds and Following Seas 73 BV DE MRHS SANFRANCISCORADIO/KPH! For more info about MRHS, see: www.radiomarine.org



Great Story with Video

Juan Lopez