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NO SMARC Meeting

Sam Howard
 



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From: Tom Jenkinson <ctjenk@...>
Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 14:26
Subject: NO SMARC Meeting
To: Tom Jenkinson <ctjenk@...>




-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Wilson <bobwilson3810@...>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 1:49 PM
To: TOM JENKINSON-WB7TLW <ctjenk@...>
Subject: NO SMARC Meeting


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Hello SMARC MEMBERS
Some of you may have gotten a automated meeting notice reminding everyone of the meeting tonight.
This is just a regular automated notice. Please DISREGARD. There is NO meeting tonight. We will however have a NET at 7PM on our club repeater 146.655MHz tone 100Hz.
Thank you and everyone stay healthy.
Talk to you tonight.
Bob Wilson
KK4XA
SMARC President
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Space station visible

Mike Wagner <mike@...>
 

No travel fun!
Should the clouds allow, this is the visible information for viewing from Vonore. Check the website for your area and sign up for notifications.


FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Sat Mar 21 8:11 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 55 degrees, Appears: W, Disappears: NE

Mike
KK6OKU
All That Motorsports


Great astronomy website, courtesy of Brent Martin, K4BNN

David Andrews
 

Brent sent this to me a few weeks back; I’m finally getting around to posting it.

 

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200303.html Great NASA video of the moon taken during an Apollo mission.

 

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html More great stuff from NASA.

 

While we’re staying at home, take some time and explore these links. Enjoy, and thanks to Brent.

 

David N1ESK


Sevierville Hamfest Cancelled

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

Another one bites the dust. This came from ARRL this evening. 

73, Jim - K0RGI 

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GE Delta Members and Amateurs,


As the Wuhan Coronavirus COVIN 19 shutdowns continue across the nation, the following Delta Division Hamfests have been either cancelled or postponed:



Ides of March Hamfest
CANCELLED
Start Date: 03/28/2020
End Date: 03/28/2020
Location: Tennessee National Guard Armory
2017 E. Reelfoot Avenue
Union City, TN 38261



Sevier County Hamfest
CANCELLED
Start Date: 03/28/2020
End Date: 03/28/2020
Location: Sevier County Fairgrounds
754 Old Knoxville Hwy
Sevierville , TN 37862



April Fool Hamfest
POSTPONED
Start Date: 04/04/2020
End Date: 04/05/2020
Location: Crossroads Arena
2800 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834



Hanging Judge Hamfest
CANCELED -
Start Date: 04/04/2020
End Date: 04/04/2020
Location: Sebastian County Storm Shelter Ben Garen Park
7700 So. Zero St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901



Northeast Louisiana Hamfest, ARRL Louisiana Section Convention
CANCELED
Start Date: 04/18/2020
End Date: 04/18/2020
Location: West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291



That is the list of cancelations as we have it.  We still have Memphis
FreeFest listed for April 11, 2020, and we will advise the division
membership as to the status when we learn more.


Although many of us are disappointed about not getting to go to these great hamfests, this is probably a prudent measure for the safety and health of our fellow amateurs and ARRL members.

We will all be back next year or later this year, better than before God willing.


Stay safe and be careful when venturing forth.



73 ES  DX

DE K5UZ WB4RHQ

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ARRL Delta Division
Director: David A Norris, K5UZ
k5uz@...


Directed net tonight

David Andrews
 

Directed net will begin shortly on the air on the 442.100 MHz repeater. The PowerPoint can be downloaded off the club website.

 

David, N1ESK


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Ben Poff
 

Appreciate that Jim!!!

73

Ben - KN4VIF
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



On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 6:51 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:
The link will have to be posted by the presenter - if indeed we'll be using ZOOM this evening. I haven't heard any additional so perhaps it will just be a directed net.

73, Jim - K0RGI


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

The link will have to be posted by the presenter - if indeed we'll be using ZOOM this evening. I haven't heard any additional so perhaps it will just be a directed net.

73, Jim - K0RGI


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Ben Poff
 

Just added ZOOM to my toolbox ... how do I get to the meeting (link? invite?).

Ben
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



On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 9:45 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Great idea John!  Can actually do both - those want to hop on Zoom to see the live action can do it, while others can see their local copy of the slides and listen along as Sam talks on repeater (with multiple drops to prevent timeout.)

Sam, as far as ‘live Zoom’ benefit,  I’m thinking that you can have the WSPR app (WSJT-X) Live on the same computer on which you are using Zoom. This you will be able to switch windows to show the slides, or your live WSPR screen, or your face, or even point the camera to show other equipment you have in use during the live action. Could be pretty cool. 

George

On Mar 17, 2020, at 9:04 AM, John Haskell via Groups.Io <jasm2213=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just email or post the slides.  Presentation can take place on the repeater.  Much easier for most.


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

 

So......what did everybody decide to use?!? 

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


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

George N2APB
 

Great idea John!  Can actually do both - those want to hop on Zoom to see the live action can do it, while others can see their local copy of the slides and listen along as Sam talks on repeater (with multiple drops to prevent timeout.)

Sam, as far as ‘live Zoom’ benefit,  I’m thinking that you can have the WSPR app (WSJT-X) Live on the same computer on which you are using Zoom. This you will be able to switch windows to show the slides, or your live WSPR screen, or your face, or even point the camera to show other equipment you have in use during the live action. Could be pretty cool. 

George

On Mar 17, 2020, at 9:04 AM, John Haskell via Groups.Io <jasm2213@...> wrote:

Just email or post the slides.  Presentation can take place on the repeater.  Much easier for most.


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

John Haskell <jasm2213@...>
 

Just email or post the slides.  Presentation can take place on the repeater.  Much easier for most.


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

George N2APB
 

I’ve used Zoom while working remotely every day for last 10 years (ended last June!) and it’s obviously effective and the best way to go for our group. All someone needs to do is send others a link (and pwd) for their Zoom Room and we individually log into that room. Once the room owner is present, screen control can be passed over to any one of us who wish to show their screen and have cursor control. 

I’ll be attending this Zoom meeting if I’m able to get back in the country again. (Flying home this afternoon, we hope.)

73, George

PS: Zoom meetings can be recorded for later playback, if desired. This feature may only be available to a Zoom subscriber (Juan?) and not to a free Zoom users like the rest of us. Other nice features also present if a Zoom subscriber hosts the ‘room’. 

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:38 AM, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


I vote for Sam to do his WSPR presentation on Zoom. He can share his screen, no email required to login like skype. What say you Sam?


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of WK9M <randykgm@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 8:31:44 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 
I looked up some alternatives to Facebook; I'm not a fan myself but I know that FB works for many people.

Zoom.us has a basic/free account covers 100 participants up to 40 minutes.
https://zoom.us/pricing

freeconferencecall.com is up to 1,000 participants and a 6 hour maximum.  Also free; can "contribute" if you feel like it at some future date.
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/support

Skype is free up to 50 people and they state no signups are required.
https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/

The repeater meeting sounds fun; hope to "see" you all there soon.  :)

'73,
Randy

On 3/16/2020 6:53 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Leadership,

Please consider broadcasting the WSPR Program on Facebook live for thismeeting.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Juan Lopez
 

I vote for Sam to do his WSPR presentation on Zoom. He can share his screen, no email required to login like skype. What say you Sam?


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of WK9M <randykgm@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 8:31:44 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 
I looked up some alternatives to Facebook; I'm not a fan myself but I know that FB works for many people.

Zoom.us has a basic/free account covers 100 participants up to 40 minutes.
https://zoom.us/pricing

freeconferencecall.com is up to 1,000 participants and a 6 hour maximum.  Also free; can "contribute" if you feel like it at some future date.
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/support

Skype is free up to 50 people and they state no signups are required.
https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/

The repeater meeting sounds fun; hope to "see" you all there soon.  :)

'73,
Randy

On 3/16/2020 6:53 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Leadership,

Please consider broadcasting the WSPR Program on Facebook live for thismeeting.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Jim Anderson <jimk0rgi@...>
 

Zoom is very nice - it's used for the CW Academy classes. I've used a variety of others in my work life and, as long as the 100 user and 40 minute session limit in the free version isn't an issue, I think that Zoom is top shelf. Highly recommended!

73, Jim - K0RGI 




On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 8:31 PM WK9M <randykgm@...> wrote:
I looked up some alternatives to Facebook; I'm not a fan myself but I know that FB works for many people.

Zoom.us has a basic/free account covers 100 participants up to 40 minutes.
https://zoom.us/pricing

freeconferencecall.com is up to 1,000 participants and a 6 hour maximum.  Also free; can "contribute" if you feel like it at some future date.
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/support

Skype is free up to 50 people and they state no signups are required.
https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/

The repeater meeting sounds fun; hope to "see" you all there soon.  :)

'73,
Randy

On 3/16/2020 6:53 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Leadership,

Please consider broadcasting the WSPR Program on Facebook live for thismeeting.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

WK9M
 

I looked up some alternatives to Facebook; I'm not a fan myself but I know that FB works for many people.

Zoom.us has a basic/free account covers 100 participants up to 40 minutes.
https://zoom.us/pricing

freeconferencecall.com is up to 1,000 participants and a 6 hour maximum.  Also free; can "contribute" if you feel like it at some future date.
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/support

Skype is free up to 50 people and they state no signups are required.
https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/

The repeater meeting sounds fun; hope to "see" you all there soon.  :)

'73,
Randy

On 3/16/2020 6:53 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:
TLARC Leadership,

Please consider broadcasting the WSPR Program on Facebook live for thismeeting.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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.

 



Cancel TLARC Dinner

Joyce Tarbell
 

Due to the cancellation of the TLARC meeting, we are cancelling the dinner at Tanasi.  Stay well, everyone.  Hope to see you all soon.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Leadership,

Please consider broadcasting the WSPR Program on Facebook live for thismeeting.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi
 

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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.

 


TLARC March meeting CANCELLED

David Andrews
 

In light of the newest recommendations from the coronavirus task force, future meetings of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club are cancelled. Please join us for a directed net on the 442.100 MHz repeater Wednesday evening starting at 19:00. Updates on club activities will be discussed. Stay safe.

 

David Andrews, N1ESK


Re: Dayton cancelled

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

Four Days In May, the QRP conference that runs concurrently with Hamvention, has now also been cancelled. No word yet on Huntsville but that's not until August so there's still time to see how things shake out.

Jim - K0RGI


Re: TLARC meeting this Wednesday; dinner at 5:30 at Tanasi

Jim Anderson <jimk0rgi@...>
 

Hi, David and all TLARC members and friends.

Thanks for the timely reminder. As someone who falls into one of the high-risk categories, I'll take this opportunity to wish everyone good health and I'll see everyone again at a future meeting.

On a lighter note, this was posted on another group I follow. You may substitute your preferred mode and power level to suit your operating preference.

It has been determined that communicating via CW on ham radio has exactly ZERO chance of spreading germs. Even large gatherings, called nets, are being encouraged and they may be operated with ZERO fear. Experts do suggest you wipe the grin off your face after each successful QRP CW QSO, however continued grinning has only been proven to increase joy in the hobby.

73, Jim - K0RGI


On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 2:22 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Folks,

 

The situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the CDC and Governors offices continue to reinforce the need for special precautions regarding group gatherings. The Tennessee Health Department asks the community to consider carefully the implications of holding meetings or events involving large numbers of people, especially if the group is likely to include high-risk individuals. All medically fragile citizens should avoid crowds and take other actions to protect their health.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

 

With this in mind, if you fall into the high risk category, as many of our members do, I recommend you head this advice.

 

We still plan on meeting at Tanasi Bar & Grill for dinner, followed by our regular monthly meeting at the Chota Rec Center.

 

Sam 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.

 

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