Date   
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

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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

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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
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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@...

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

--
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