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Re: New QRP rig's splash debut

George N2APB
 

The IC-705 is also a nice ‘contender’ in the sub-$1K range, especially if you work a lot of VHF-UHF …

https://radioaficion.com/news/icom-ic-705/

 

G

 

From: George N2APB <n2apb@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:41 PM
To: 'TLARC@groups.io' <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: RE: [TLARC] New QRP rig's splash debut

 

Performance is pretty good, per the video review.   Lots of opinions on Google.

For me, personally, I would go with an Elecraft KX2 for about the same investment.  US-made.  Proven performance.

But just my 2-cents.

72, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mikeljay
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:15 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] New QRP rig's splash debut

 



The price doesn't look too bad, although I am not really that familiar with pricing on QRP rigs. Just wondering how it performs? Or has anyone heard any reviews or know of someone who has one?

On another note, ICOM has a new QRP rig that is supposed to be available soon, if it's not out already. I've seen pictures but not heard anything about it as far as price or performance. Anyone else?

Maybe one of these would be a good present to self for retirement...........
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: New QRP rig's splash debut

George N2APB
 

Performance is pretty good, per the video review.   Lots of opinions on Google.

For me, personally, I would go with an Elecraft KX2 for about the same investment.  US-made.  Proven performance.

But just my 2-cents.

72, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mikeljay
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:15 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] New QRP rig's splash debut

 



The price doesn't look too bad, although I am not really that familiar with pricing on QRP rigs. Just wondering how it performs? Or has anyone heard any reviews or know of someone who has one?

On another note, ICOM has a new QRP rig that is supposed to be available soon, if it's not out already. I've seen pictures but not heard anything about it as far as price or performance. Anyone else?

Maybe one of these would be a good present to self for retirement...........
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: New QRP rig's splash debut

 



The price doesn't look too bad, although I am not really that familiar with pricing on QRP rigs. Just wondering how it performs? Or has anyone heard any reviews or know of someone who has one?

On another note, ICOM has a new QRP rig that is supposed to be available soon, if it's not out already. I've seen pictures but not heard anything about it as far as price or performance. Anyone else?

Maybe one of these would be a good present to self for retirement...........
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


New QRP rig's splash debut

George N2APB
 

New rig has made a splash in the ham market ... See our website for details!

 

 

72, George N2APB

TLARC Chief Official Observer

https://www.tlarc.org/


Fun QRP event on Sunday: The 'Pig Out'

George N2APB
 

Here's a forward from the Flying Pigs QRP list concerning their fun annual event called the “Pig Out”, happening Sunday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 ET. 

 

I’ll be playing along.  If anyone new to ‘field ops’ wants to join me (at dual arms-length) to see or try QRP-in-action, you will be most welcome!  I’ll be using my Elecraft KX1 and an EFHW, either from my back yard or over at the Dam Overlook Park.

 

72, George N2APB

TLARC Field Nut, Member-in-Good-Sitting

 

=================================================

QRP Contest this Sunday - FPqrp "Pig Out"

From Diz w8diz

OK...we have made an executive decision...

The Official name of the contest this Sunday is the "Pig Out" (tnx to John, M0JBA for suggestion)

Look for the contest info at http://qrpcontest.com

Preliminary rules and info:

This is a 4 hour fun event on Sunday July 26 2020.

Object: Work as many CW contacts as possible;
Multiplier points for working Flying Pigs
and working Flying Pigs not at their home QTH.

Contest period: 1700 to 2100 UTC

Bands: 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters CW only.

Exchange:
If FPqrp member using normal Home QTH station, send RST and FPqrp# and X2; i.e. 559 NR1234 "x2"
else if FPqrp member using Field station, send RST and FPqrp# and "X5" ; i.e. 559 NR2345 "x5"
else send RST and Power; i.e. 559 5W

Entry Categories: None

There is only one power levels: QRP - no more than 5 watts

Scoring: Score is number of QSOs per Band with/without FPqrp# and Field multipliers

Special bonus points: None

To Enter: Post your score via the AUTOLOG within 15 days of the event (July 26, 2020).

Questions?

oo-Diz, W8DIZ, FP#-1

 

 


Re: Testing Session

Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )
 

Id be down for that, at your place David, or at Tellico Village, whatever works best for everyone! Is there anything i could help with? I know i cant be a VE, anyone i can contact or anything i can do to assist in getting things ready?

Weekend of the 8th works well for us, but dont worry about us. Well make any day work for the group!

Thanks Everyone!

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73


On Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 12:38 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:
My garage is oversized and empty. We can accommodate a VE session while maintaining social distancing.  Just need a date. Coolest in early morning. David, N1ESK

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On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 10:10 AM -0400, "Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )" <jmlredtail@...> wrote:

Awesome! Thank you guys so much for being able to do this! Jade has been passing practice tests with 97%s and 100%s all week shes ready! Haha

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 07:38 David Schoenherr <dschoenherr1@...> wrote:
OK, I was thinking first thing in the morning,  Patio at the Toqua Club house as they don't open until 10:30?
Also could probably do the same at Kahiti.  

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
The pavilion at the beach is packed with visitors (TV residents and non-TV residents).  That may have been an option in the spring before the beach season, but not now.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

David Andrews
 

My garage is oversized and empty. We can accommodate a VE session while maintaining social distancing.  Just need a date. Coolest in early morning. David, N1ESK

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device




On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 10:10 AM -0400, "Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )" <jmlredtail@...> wrote:

Awesome! Thank you guys so much for being able to do this! Jade has been passing practice tests with 97%s and 100%s all week shes ready! Haha

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 07:38 David Schoenherr <dschoenherr1@...> wrote:
OK, I was thinking first thing in the morning,  Patio at the Toqua Club house as they don't open until 10:30?
Also could probably do the same at Kahiti.  

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
The pavilion at the beach is packed with visitors (TV residents and non-TV residents).  That may have been an option in the spring before the beach season, but not now.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )
 

Awesome! Thank you guys so much for being able to do this! Jade has been passing practice tests with 97%s and 100%s all week shes ready! Haha

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73


On Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 07:38 David Schoenherr <dschoenherr1@...> wrote:
OK, I was thinking first thing in the morning,  Patio at the Toqua Club house as they don't open until 10:30?
Also could probably do the same at Kahiti.  

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
The pavilion at the beach is packed with visitors (TV residents and non-TV residents).  That may have been an option in the spring before the beach season, but not now.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

David Schoenherr
 

OK, I was thinking first thing in the morning,  Patio at the Toqua Club house as they don't open until 10:30?
Also could probably do the same at Kahiti.  

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
The pavilion at the beach is packed with visitors (TV residents and non-TV residents).  That may have been an option in the spring before the beach season, but not now.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

Joyce Tarbell
 

The pavilion at the beach is packed with visitors (TV residents and non-TV residents).  That may have been an option in the spring before the beach season, but not now.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

David Schoenherr
 

Pavilion at the beach?  Let me know if you need another VE.

David KN4LMM

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:14 AM Joyce Tarbell <joycetarbell@...> wrote:
Jacob, George, et al,

We'd be glad to conduct another testing session for your father, daughter, and anyone else interested.  Let us know if there are others interested. 

The Toqua pavilion, where we held the last testing session, may not be available.  We'll have to check on a venue.  If anyone has any ideas where we could do this, let me know.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

Joyce Tarbell
 

Jacob, George, et al,

We'd be glad to conduct another testing session for your father, daughter, and anyone else interested.  Let us know if there are others interested. 

The Toqua pavilion, where we held the last testing session, may not be available.  We'll have to check on a venue.  If anyone has any ideas where we could do this, let me know.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Testing Session

George N2APB
 

Hi Jacob,

 

Very glad you are finding the TARC webpages and our groups.io list so helpful.  Communication is always important .. especially in a ham radio club! 

 

I’ll let the club’s VE gang address your ideas for having another testing session.  So impressed that your father and daughter are ready for this!

 

è Allan K1AT, Dave N1ESK … Any thoughts on this?

 

73 all,

George N2APB

https://www.tlarc.org/  

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:26 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Testing Session

 

Hey Everyone!

I enjoy this I.O. page, great way to communicate and keep the group informed. Especially helps those like me on 2nd shift, who cant make the meetings and such.

So, i was wanting to see if we could set up a testing session sometime in the next bit? Im unsure of a more, if there are any, formal way to ask the group. I do recall Allan (K1AT) and Joyce (K1JAT) assisting in the testing process, so if you all have any time to respond i would really appreciate it!

So far i have my father Larry Lindsey and my daughter Jade Lindsey that are ready and further preparing to test. And with regards to the ongoing corona virus, maybe 3 more people could test too? Assuming we can/do decide to set up a date.

Thanks everyone for reading and any information or assistance! Hope you all have a great day and week

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73


Testing Session

Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )
 

Hey Everyone!

I enjoy this I.O. page, great way to communicate and keep the group informed. Especially helps those like me on 2nd shift, who cant make the meetings and such.

So, i was wanting to see if we could set up a testing session sometime in the next bit? Im unsure of a more, if there are any, formal way to ask the group. I do recall Allan (K1AT) and Joyce (K1JAT) assisting in the testing process, so if you all have any time to respond i would really appreciate it!

So far i have my father Larry Lindsey and my daughter Jade Lindsey that are ready and further preparing to test. And with regards to the ongoing corona virus, maybe 3 more people could test too? Assuming we can/do decide to set up a date.

Thanks everyone for reading and any information or assistance! Hope you all have a great day and week

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73


Minutes and meetings

David Andrews
 

Ladies, gentlemen, and unicorns,

 

Attached are the draft minutes from the monthly July meeting. Remember to check in to the weekly TLARC radio net tomorrow night, followed by the TLARC Zoom comedy hour.

 

See you then, N1ESK


Field Day 2020 Log Submissions

Juan Lopez
 

The following 10 members have submitted a log to ARRL for field day and included Tellico Lake ARC as their affiliated club. Thank you for your participation. If you have not submitted you log, please do so.

 

K4O (AC6ZM)

K0RGI

K4MJF

K4ZRP

KK6OKU

KM4H

W4SSF

WK9M

 

73

AC6ZM

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


NASA TV Broadcasts Spacewalk on Tuesday Morning!

George N2APB
 

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Chris Cassidy and are scheduled to depart the International Space Station’s Quest airlock Tuesday at 7:30am ET for a spacewalk to conduct a series of tasks in preparation for future upgrades to the station.  Set your alarm clocks (or your DVR) and tune in to the NASA TV channel or the agency's website for this historic event. Almost makes us want to don our own space garb and tag along! 

 

Details on our website (find some hidden clues) and at <https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/07/20/nasa-tv-broadcasts-spacewalk-on-tuesday/>

 

ALSO … a few new photos on our home page, as screen scraped below.

 

Enjoy!

 

73, George N2APB

TLARC CAPCOM

https://www.tlarc.org/

 

 

 

 


13 Colonies Special Event Awards

George N2APB
 

The awards that TLARC members earned for the recent 13 Colonies Special Event are starting to come in ... Congrats so far to Rob WW4WTF, Mike KK6OKU and Michael K4MJF -- See website!

 

73, George N2APB

TLARC Legatus dux Awards

https://www.tlarc.org/


Re: MCARC Hamfest this morning?

David Schoenherr
 

Didn't get down there until just before noon.  They were packing up, moved final drawing to 12pm.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 1:03 PM Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:
I didn’t go - too early in the morning for me - but I wanted to say that I really enjoy the various titles you have on your posts. You truly are a Renaissance Ham! 😉

73, Jim - K0RGI 


Re: MCARC Hamfest this morning?

Jim Anderson
 

I didn’t go - too early in the morning for me - but I wanted to say that I really enjoy the various titles you have on your posts. You truly are a Renaissance Ham! 😉

73, Jim - K0RGI 

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