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SpotTheStation (ISS)

Gary Stickel
 

FYI:
Gary - K4RQT
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From: HQ-spotthestation@...
Date: May 15, 2020 at 11:03:37 AM EDT
Subject: SpotTheStation

Time: Fri May 15 10:24 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 53°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE


Knoxville Hamfest Cancelled

Juan Lopez
 

Got this from the reflector.

Regards,
Juan
AC6ZM


Re: Time Preference for the Weekly Nets #poll

Jim Anderson <jimk0rgi@...>
 

I'll jump in as well. I think a 7:00 radio net followed by a Zoom presentation of whatever flavor - an educational presentation, auction, etc. would be fine. My only additional thought would be to make these twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The third Wednesday will eventually be replaced by our in person meetings as soon as we're able, and the first Wednesday becomes an additional time that we can meet. For those who can't or don't wish to start meeting again in person because of health concerns or whatever, the first Wednesday net and Zoom presentation is a way for them to stay involved with the club. I just think a weekly net is overkill.


On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 10:10 AM Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:
Club members,

Personally, I don't see any reason to change the meeting time to one earlier than one we would normally have. To me, having a meeting at 6:30pm takes away from my time with the family during the normal dinner hour.

Normally we would have a face to face meeting at 7pm, which would last 30 to 45 minutes, to conduct any normal Club business, then move on to any discussion or presentation, which would usually last until 8:30 or 9pm

During the time that we can't currently have a face to face meeting, we can conduct our "normal" Club meeting on the repeater, then move to ZOOM for any presentation afterwards, because you don't have to have a FCC license to use ZOOM, so ANYONE can join in, or give a presentation.

My vote is to move the meeting time back to 7pm on the Club repeater, followed by a presentation or whatever on ZOOM.
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Time Preference for the Weekly Nets #poll

Gary Stickel
 

I agree with Michael: our regular meeting time used to work just fine for me. And club meeting @ 7, followed by a Zoom session, mirrors our previous meeting format, which also worked fine, IMHO.

Gary K4RQT
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On May 14, 2020, at 10:10 AM, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@gmail.com> wrote:

My vote is to move the meeting time back to 7pm on the Club repeater, followed by a presentation or whatever on ZOOM.
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF


Re: Time Preference for the Weekly Nets #poll

 

Club members,

Personally, I don't see any reason to change the meeting time to one earlier than one we would normally have. To me, having a meeting at 6:30pm takes away from my time with the family during the normal dinner hour.

Normally we would have a face to face meeting at 7pm, which would last 30 to 45 minutes, to conduct any normal Club business, then move on to any discussion or presentation, which would usually last until 8:30 or 9pm

During the time that we can't currently have a face to face meeting, we can conduct our "normal" Club meeting on the repeater, then move to ZOOM for any presentation afterwards, because you don't have to have a FCC license to use ZOOM, so ANYONE can join in, or give a presentation.

My vote is to move the meeting time back to 7pm on the Club repeater, followed by a presentation or whatever on ZOOM.
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Time Preference for the Weekly Nets #poll

Gary Stickel
 

I’d prefer either 3 or 4. 
Earlier is not an option for me. (That’s half the reason I haven’t participated.)

Tnx!
Gary K4RQT
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On May 13, 2020, at 7:38 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

A new poll has been created:

To make better use of our time in the coming busier summer months, which of the following options would you prefer?

73, George N2APB

1. Earlier: Zoom video at 6pm, Radio net at 6:30pm
2. No change. All is good with Zoom video at 6:30, Radio net at 7pm
3. Later: Zoom video at 7pm, Radio net at 7:30
4. SWAP: Radio net first, Zoom video session after.

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


Time Preference for the Weekly Nets #poll

George N2APB
 

To make better use of our time in the coming busier summer months, which of the following options would you prefer?

73, George N2APB

Thank you for voting.



Re: Contest University FREE

George N2APB
 

Very cool and informative PDF documents are online at their Course Outline page … just click the links listed there to download the slide decks.

 

“Effective Low Band Receiving Antennas”

“2020 Solar Cycle Update and the HF Response to Ionospheric Storms and Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances”

“Everything You Need to Know About USB and Serial Interfaces”

“Exuberance and Youth Contesting – Update on What is Going On”

“Digital Contesting Hints & Kinks”

“Optimizing your Station for Contest Operations”

“Grounding & Bonding for Contest Stations”

“Contest & DX Performance A Complex Subject Today:  Great RX Performance – TX Limitations”

“60 Years of Competitive Contesting — the W3LPL Story”

 

To get these PDFs è Start by clicking the CONTEST UNIVERSITY image at the top of the TLARC web page, then click the Course Outline link.

 

GREAT documents are there!!

 

73, George N2APB

http://www.tlarc.org/

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:25 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Contest University FREE

 

Starts tomorrow via Zoom.

 

Register at 

http://contestuniversity.com
>

 

Regards,
Juan


Re: Wednesday night TLARC activities

Greg Wilde AE4GW .- . ....- --. .--
 

Looks like I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. I may be able to get on the net if I am close enough at that time. 



Greg Wilde
KO4CYX
423-333-6358

On Tue, May 12, 2020, 8:56 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

David Andrews is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: TLARC Zoom Net

Time: Every week on Wednesday, starting on May 6, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

       

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82553745143?pwd=Tlh4U0R2WTdqa2gycm01UFAyWk1FZz09

 

Part 1: Mark your calendars! Our weekly Zoom Net starts at 18:30 and will run to 19:00, when we’ll start the Weekly TLARC Radio Net, but the Zoom session will remain active until 20:00, so everyone can have virtual dessert after the Radio Net.

 

This is another experiment, so come prepared to make it a success. We’re going to try a virtual Show and Tell.

 

Bring something nifty, interesting, or odd that you’re willing to share with the crowd. Depending on the participation rate, you’ll have a few minutes to describe what it is, how it works, how it was made, etc.

 

Part 2: The TLARC Radio Net round table discussion. This week we welcome Allan Tarbell as our Net Control Station; I’ll take a stab at logging. The question to consider is this “Do we continue the Radio Net weekly for the foreseeable future, or drop back to monthly?” Chew it over and come prepared to step on the soapbox and wax poetically.

 

So pick through your piles, find something interesting, and log in tomorrow at 18:30. 73, David N1ESK


Re: Contest University FREE

michael J. foley
 

Thanks Juan!

73,
Mike
K4MJF

On Wed, May 13, 2020, 11:25 AM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:
Starts tomorrow via Zoom.

Register at 

Regards,
Juan


Contest University FREE

Juan Lopez
 

Starts tomorrow via Zoom.

Register at 

Regards,
Juan


Wednesday night TLARC activities

David Andrews
 

David Andrews is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: TLARC Zoom Net

Time: Every week on Wednesday, starting on May 6, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

       

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82553745143?pwd=Tlh4U0R2WTdqa2gycm01UFAyWk1FZz09

 

Part 1: Mark your calendars! Our weekly Zoom Net starts at 18:30 and will run to 19:00, when we’ll start the Weekly TLARC Radio Net, but the Zoom session will remain active until 20:00, so everyone can have virtual dessert after the Radio Net.

 

This is another experiment, so come prepared to make it a success. We’re going to try a virtual Show and Tell.

 

Bring something nifty, interesting, or odd that you’re willing to share with the crowd. Depending on the participation rate, you’ll have a few minutes to describe what it is, how it works, how it was made, etc.

 

Part 2: The TLARC Radio Net round table discussion. This week we welcome Allan Tarbell as our Net Control Station; I’ll take a stab at logging. The question to consider is this “Do we continue the Radio Net weekly for the foreseeable future, or drop back to monthly?” Chew it over and come prepared to step on the soapbox and wax poetically.

 

So pick through your piles, find something interesting, and log in tomorrow at 18:30. 73, David N1ESK


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

Roger Calendine
 

I have used Shields Electronics Supply, 4722 S Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921
Connectors, some components (transformers, caps, resistors, wire, coax, etc.) meters. Hardware for electrical  stuff.
Found them helpful.

Good Luck,
Roger  KB4VL


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

David Weikert
 

Ben & TLARC gang,

We have the closest thing to a Radio Shack right here in Lenoir City. It's the Tim & Angela Shack.

Tim (KE4OTZ) and Angela Montgomery (N4RPR) are TLARC members and also setup at regional Hamfests.

Many of you remember seeing a local Maryville company called TAG (The Audio Guru) at Hamfests. 

Tim and Angela acquired TAG when they went out of business.

Although Hamfests have been scarce lately, shoot Tim an e-mail. He just might have what you are looking for. Just remember he has a full time job and works some crazy shifts.

73

David Weikert 
KF4DKW 


   

On Sat, May 9, 2020, 12:45 PM Ben Poff <piscator359@...> wrote:
Hey everybody! Hope y'all are having a great day on this sunny Saturday. Suddenly finding myself in need of a local source of "bench supplies" (not sure what else to call them). I've used some of the online sources (ie., DX Engineering, GigaParts, etc.), but I'm figuring that there has to be some place locally in the greater Knoxville area where folks can purchase basic stuff ... coax cable, various adapters, plugs, soldering supplies, etc.

My first thought was find the closest Radio Shack ... are they even around anymore? I am aware of a "hobby" shop up in Turkey Creek, but I haven't been in there in ages so I can't remember if they had any ham stuff. 

So, after the chuckling over the new guy's question subsides, and you can type ... I would be most appreciative for your knowledge download.

73
Ben - KN4VIF


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

Jim Jenkins
 

I have found that other than hamfests the best way to get Ham stuff is on line either with Amazon, DX Engineering, or HRO. I was amazed to find that Amazon not only gave good delivery but you can even buy ICOM transceivers and others at prices like HRO’s or better with delivery included. Amazon usually uses suppliers who ship directly to you. HRO ships from whichever of their stores have your purchase in stock. The only danger I’ve found with Amazon & HRO is with pl-259 connectors. You need to make sure you order amphenol connectors or you get the made-in-china poor performing connectors.

Regards

Jim – AA1J

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Poff
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:46 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

 

Hey everybody! Hope y'all are having a great day on this sunny Saturday. Suddenly finding myself in need of a local source of "bench supplies" (not sure what else to call them). I've used some of the online sources (ie., DX Engineering, GigaParts, etc.), but I'm figuring that there has to be some place locally in the greater Knoxville area where folks can purchase basic stuff ... coax cable, various adapters, plugs, soldering supplies, etc.

My first thought was find the closest Radio Shack ... are they even around anymore? I am aware of a "hobby" shop up in Turkey Creek, but I haven't been in there in ages so I can't remember if they had any ham stuff. 

So, after the chuckling over the new guy's question subsides, and you can type ... I would be most appreciative for your knowledge download.

73
Ben - KN4VIF


Another great time to view the ISS...

 


Greetings fellow Club members,
Here's a great chance to view the ISS as it passes through our neighborhood. Most likely another opportunity to get some excellent pictures, or maybe some video of the space station as it makes its way across the sky.
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

Gary Stickel
 

I wonder if any of the other ham clubs in this region (Knoxville?) know of any other sources for ham gear or electronics supplies?
Anyone have contacts there?

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

On May 9, 2020, at 2:01 PM, Gary Stickel <garystickel@...> wrote:

I “second” Shields. It’s not HRO by any means, but they do carry a lot of electronic parts. I’ve lived here 14 years, and it’s the “only game in town“ that I have been able to find.
73
Gary K4RQT
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On May 9, 2020, at 1:40 PM, Tom Badgett <k4nox@...> wrote:

Ben,

Nearest thing to what you are looking for is shields electronics, west Knoxville on middle brook pike. Professional electric and electronics.  I’ve used them for years. 
https://www.shieldselectronics.com/

 
There is a RadioShack apparently on North Broadway but RS has gone downhill over the years. More like cell phone shack. 
 
There’s another place I’ve never used: 
 

Good luck. 
 
Tom
K4NOX


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

Greg Wilde AE4GW .- . ....- --. .--
 

That Elliot Electronic Supply is evidently in Tucson, Arizona. I had never heard of them in Knoxville so I had to look them up.

Thanks for the info on Shields. They are not far from my North Knoxville office. That will give me an excuse to go to that office more. I'll have to check it out. 
Greg


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 1:40 PM Tom Badgett <k4nox@...> wrote:
Ben,

Nearest thing to what you are looking for is shields electronics, west Knoxville on middle brook pike. Professional electric and electronics.  I’ve used them for years. 
https://www.shieldselectronics.com/

 
There is a RadioShack apparently on North Broadway but RS has gone downhill over the years. More like cell phone shack. 
 
There’s another place I’ve never used: 
 

Good luck. 
 
Tom
K4NOX



Greg Wilde
KO4CYX
423-333-6358


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

michael J. foley
 

Hi Ben,

Like many others have said, Shields Electronics on Middlebrook Road in Knoxville is about the only place local that you'll find coax, connectors, etc. but be prepared for sticker shock! 

I recommend that you check some of the local Hamfests, Knoxville Hamfests is coming up in June, plus several others in the area. If you get a chance, go to Huntsville to the Hamfest there. They have everything there, plus all of the major manufacturers of ham gear. 

You might check with the Dixie Trader's Net on 145.370 PL 100 Friday nights to list what you need. Somebody local may have what you are looking for.  (Just another thought)

Most everything I have/need, I get from HRO OR DXEngeering. Both have FAST delivery ( usually 2 days ). 

I have a few tools here that will help you prep your coax for connectors. Just song out if I can help you.

73,
Mike
K4MJF


Re: Need recommendations for local "shops" to purchase basic ham radio supplies ...

Gary Stickel
 

I “second” Shields. It’s not HRO by any means, but they do carry a lot of electronic parts. I’ve lived here 14 years, and it’s the “only game in town“ that I have been able to find.
73
Gary K4RQT
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On May 9, 2020, at 1:40 PM, Tom Badgett <k4nox@...> wrote:

Ben,

Nearest thing to what you are looking for is shields electronics, west Knoxville on middle brook pike. Professional electric and electronics.  I’ve used them for years. 
https://www.shieldselectronics.com/

 
There is a RadioShack apparently on North Broadway but RS has gone downhill over the years. More like cell phone shack. 
 
There’s another place I’ve never used: 
 

Good luck. 
 
Tom
K4NOX

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