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March meeting - February Recap - SAMFEST

David Andrews
 

If you missed the February TLARC meeting, you missed a good one. Goals for 2020 were presented, and a grant of $2500 was received. Check out the TLARC website for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. As a result, we’re looking for several volunteers to help with the efforts. Specifically, we need a few people to step forward to assist with:

  • Creating a club flyer, to be mailed to area hams who aren’t yet members of TLARC.
  • Designing a club logo for T-shirts, hats, etc.
  • Reviewing the current Constitution and By-Laws for proposed updates and for compliance with IRS rules.

If interested, please contact me. Time moves fast, so we need to get started on these projects ASAP.

 

The March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 at the Chota Rec Center. SDam Howard KV4XY will teach us everything we need to know about WSPR. According to Wikipedia, WSPR (pronounced "whisper") stands for "Weak Signal Propagation Reporter". It is a protocol, implemented in a computer program, used for weak-signal radio communication between amateur radio operators. The protocol was designed, and a program written initially, by Joe Taylor, K1JT. Software is now open source and is developed by a small team. The program is designed for sending and receiving low-power transmissions to test propagation paths on the MF and HF bands.

 

Sam will also be providing dessert for the meeting. Mark your calendar for the March 18th SAMFEST. IT promises to be a good time.

 

Re: Scam Alert

Jim Jenkins
 

I filed a complaint.

Jim,

AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Edwards
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:29 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Technically, you are a victim just by receiving the email.  You do not have to fall for the scam.  Reporting a $0.00 loss does not disqualify the submission from being investigated.

 

The email header is used to try and trace the location and methodology of the scam.  The more the merrier since each instance can possibly provide a tidbit of info.

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:13 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

GE, Ben.

 

This site appears to be for use when there's a victim of a scam, not just an attempt.

 

From the faq:

 

Q: Who should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)?

You may file a complaint with the IC3 if you believe you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been such a victim.

Jim - K0RGI 

 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 7:01 PM Ben Edwards <ad4be.1@...> wrote:

All,

 

Spam attempts such as this need to be submitted to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center  (IC3).  The more reports they get, the better chance they have of catching the culprits.

 

Each instance should be submitted separately.  If you do not report, you are supporting the criminals.

 

WEB Site:

 

https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Jeanette
 

Mine wanted me to purchase cards for Valentine's.



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Date: 2/15/20 18:38 (GMT-05:00)
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

Same here. Sounds like they going through his contact list.

 

David, N1ESK

 

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Devillon
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:23 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Yup. Me too.

 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 6:21 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Ben Edwards
 

Technically, you are a victim just by receiving the email.  You do not have to fall for the scam.  Reporting a $0.00 loss does not disqualify the submission from being investigated.

 

The email header is used to try and trace the location and methodology of the scam.  The more the merrier since each instance can possibly provide a tidbit of info.

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:13 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

GE, Ben.

 

This site appears to be for use when there's a victim of a scam, not just an attempt.

 

From the faq:

 

Q: Who should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)?

You may file a complaint with the IC3 if you believe you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been such a victim.

Jim - K0RGI 

 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 7:01 PM Ben Edwards <ad4be.1@...> wrote:

All,

 

Spam attempts such as this need to be submitted to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center  (IC3).  The more reports they get, the better chance they have of catching the culprits.

 

Each instance should be submitted separately.  If you do not report, you are supporting the criminals.

 

WEB Site:

 

https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Jim Anderson
 

GE, Ben.

This site appears to be for use when there's a victim of a scam, not just an attempt.

From the faq:

Q: Who should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)?

You may file a complaint with the IC3 if you believe you have been the victim of an Internet crime or if you want to file on behalf of another person you believe has been such a victim.

Jim - K0RGI 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 7:01 PM Ben Edwards <ad4be.1@...> wrote:

All,

 

Spam attempts such as this need to be submitted to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center  (IC3).  The more reports they get, the better chance they have of catching the culprits.

 

Each instance should be submitted separately.  If you do not report, you are supporting the criminals.

 

WEB Site:

 

https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

John Haskell
 

Nah...It probably was Juan!

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, 06:21:18 PM EST, Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:


Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Ben Edwards
 

All,

 

Spam attempts such as this need to be submitted to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center  (IC3).  The more reports they get, the better chance they have of catching the culprits.

 

Each instance should be submitted separately.  If you do not report, you are supporting the criminals.

 

WEB Site:

 

https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/splash.aspx

 

Ben

AD4BE

 

From: TLARC@groups.io [mailto:TLARC@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Anderson
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Mike Henry
 

Me 3.
Mike, KM4H

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 18:23 Lou Devillon <ldevillon@...> wrote:
Yup. Me too.

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 6:21 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:
Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

David Andrews
 

Same here. Sounds like they going through his contact list.

 

David, N1ESK

 

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Devillon
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:23 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Scam Alert

 

Yup. Me too.

 

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 6:21 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: Scam Alert

Lou Devillon
 

Yup. Me too.


On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 6:21 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:
Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Scam Alert

Jim Anderson
 

Hello, TLARC. 

I received an email this afternoon from someone identifying themselves as Juan Lopez, requesting that I purchase $500 worth of Amazon gift cards as a donation to "Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care" and he'd reimburse me by check. I'm pretty sure that he's been hacked, so beware.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

Re: February TLARC Meeting and Dinner

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Joyce - Please put me down for 1. Also, I'm bringing a little dessert to the meeting.  OJK

Re: Tellico Village Antenna Permit

Jim Anderson
 

David and all.

Gary makes a good point. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that the Blue Book currently only allows one antenna. That may be in addition to an OTA and/or satellite TV antenna. I'd suggest verifying before submitting a permit application and perhaps unnecessarily raising any eyebrows with the POA. You may need to be stealthy with additional antennas and I would think something on your deck would qualify as that.

73, Jim -K0RGI 


On Mon, Feb 10, 2020, 7:38 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Yes, in order to comply with the POA rules. There is no reasonable basis to reject the application, but we’re trying t be on the up and up.

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Stickel
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 7:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

David: If your satellite tracking system is not visible to any neighbors, do you really need a permit?  I mean, would you need a permit if you put a large screen TV on your back deck? 

Gary - K4RQT

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


On Feb 10, 2020, at 2:17 PM, David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Jim,

 

It sounds like your experience mirrored my own. I applied for my existing 6BTV vertical last month. I picked up an application, completed it, attached a few photos, and dropped it off. I was then sent an email with the date for the hearing, which I missed due to illness. A few days after the hearing , I was sent an approval letter. Easy-peasy.

 

I am planning on installing a satellite tracking system on the back deck, not visible to any neighbors. This time I’ll submit the application prior to construction, and will plan on attending the hearing. I’m not expecting any difficulties.

 

David, N1ESK

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Schoenherr
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 7:41 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

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

The February meeting is THIS Wednesday

David Andrews
 

The February meeting of TLARC is THIS Wednesday, February 12 starting at 7:00 PM at the Chota Rec Center. We are having the meeting on the second week due a schedule conflict with the meeting space.

 

The officers of TLARC will present a new vision for the club, with a couple of special announcements. This is one not to miss.

 

See you Wednesday night.

 

David Andrews, N1ESK

Re: Tellico Village Antenna Permit

David Andrews
 

Yes, in order to comply with the POA rules. There is no reasonable basis to reject the application, but we’re trying t be on the up and up.

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Stickel
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 7:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

David: If your satellite tracking system is not visible to any neighbors, do you really need a permit?  I mean, would you need a permit if you put a large screen TV on your back deck? 

Gary - K4RQT

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


On Feb 10, 2020, at 2:17 PM, David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Jim,

 

It sounds like your experience mirrored my own. I applied for my existing 6BTV vertical last month. I picked up an application, completed it, attached a few photos, and dropped it off. I was then sent an email with the date for the hearing, which I missed due to illness. A few days after the hearing , I was sent an approval letter. Easy-peasy.

 

I am planning on installing a satellite tracking system on the back deck, not visible to any neighbors. This time I’ll submit the application prior to construction, and will plan on attending the hearing. I’m not expecting any difficulties.

 

David, N1ESK

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Schoenherr
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 7:41 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

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

Re: Tellico Village Antenna Permit

Gary Stickel
 

David: If your satellite tracking system is not visible to any neighbors, do you really need a permit?  I mean, would you need a permit if you put a large screen TV on your back deck? 

Gary - K4RQT
-------------

On Feb 10, 2020, at 2:17 PM, David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Jim,

 

It sounds like your experience mirrored my own. I applied for my existing 6BTV vertical last month. I picked up an application, completed it, attached a few photos, and dropped it off. I was then sent an email with the date for the hearing, which I missed due to illness. A few days after the hearing , I was sent an approval letter. Easy-peasy.

 

I am planning on installing a satellite tracking system on the back deck, not visible to any neighbors. This time I’ll submit the application prior to construction, and will plan on attending the hearing. I’m not expecting any difficulties.

 

David, N1ESK

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Schoenherr
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 7:41 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

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

Re: Tellico Village Antenna Permit

David Andrews
 

Jim,

 

It sounds like your experience mirrored my own. I applied for my existing 6BTV vertical last month. I picked up an application, completed it, attached a few photos, and dropped it off. I was then sent an email with the date for the hearing, which I missed due to illness. A few days after the hearing , I was sent an approval letter. Easy-peasy.

 

I am planning on installing a satellite tracking system on the back deck, not visible to any neighbors. This time I’ll submit the application prior to construction, and will plan on attending the hearing. I’m not expecting any difficulties.

 

David, N1ESK

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Schoenherr
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 7:41 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tellico Village Antenna Permit

 

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

Re: !!! TLARC HOLIDAY DINNER !!!

 

Karen and I will be there......
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

Re: !!! TLARC HOLIDAY DINNER !!!

Angela Montgomery
 

FYI
This is the same date as the Charlotte hamfest.

Angela S. Montgomery
N4RPR




On Friday, February 7, 2020 Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <TLARC@groups.io> wrote:

TLARC Holiday Party
Saturday, March 14th
Joe's Italian Cuisine at 6 PM
131 Kelsey Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(In front of Home Depot)


The restaurant serves beer and you may bring other spirits.
Please RSVP Brad the Treasurer at KM4OJK@...

!!! TLARC HOLIDAY DINNER !!!

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

TLARC Holiday Party
Saturday, March 14th
Joe's Italian Cuisine at 6 PM
131 Kelsey Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(In front of Home Depot)


The restaurant serves beer and you may bring other spirits.
Please RSVP Brad the Treasurer at KM4OJK@...