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Zoom session tonight -login info

David Andrews
 

David Andrews is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting tonight at 19:30

 

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'Swap & Sell' session on TLARC session tonight at 7:30 on Zoom!

George N2APB
 

Reminder for tonight's "Swap & Sell" online hamfest on the TLARC Zoom session at 7:30.

Zoom … https://zoom.us/

Meeting ID: 830 0614 6324

Password: 099892

 

You can see everything we have for sale at ... https://www.tlarc.org/swap-sell/

You can also BRING YOUR OWN to us on Zoom and see if anyone wants to buy it.

 

Lots of fun!

 

73, George N2APB

https://www.tlarc.org/swap-sell


Re: Free to a good home

David Weikert
 

I will take it if you haven't had a reply. Will setup at God's Cozy Acres remote shack.

KF4DKW 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 6:19 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

Canon Pixma Pro-100 photo printer, complete with spare ink cartridges and photo paper supply. See the PC Mag review at https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-pixma-pro-100 . First person to email me directly at n1esk1@... get the whole system.

 

David N1ESK


Free to a good home

David Andrews
 

Canon Pixma PRO-100Canon Pixma Pro-100 photo printer, complete with spare ink cartridges and photo paper supply. See the PC Mag review at https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-pixma-pro-100 . First person to email me directly at n1esk1@... get the whole system.

 

David N1ESK


The Spirit of Radio

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

I spotted this on the SolderSmoke blog and thought a few of you might enjoy this. I've heard this Rush song many times before but the video is recent - done as a tribute to their drummer who died earlier this year.

73, Jim - K0RGI

https://youtu.be/g_QtO0Rhp0w


Re: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

Brent Martin
 

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 3:28 PM, Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...> wrote:

This came out this morning from the ARRL. You might wish to comment on the NPRM.

73, Jim - K0RGI

Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and annual regulatory fees.

 

The FCC proposal is contained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which was adopted to implement portions of the “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act” of 2018 — the so-called “Ray Baum’s Act.”

 

The Act requires that the FCC switch from a Congressionally-mandated fee structure to a cost-based system of assessment. In its NPRM, the FCC proposed application fees for a broad range of services that use the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), including the Amateur Radio Service that had been excluded by an earlier statute. The new statute excludes the Amateur Service from annual regulatory fees, but not from application fees.

 

“[A]pplications for personal licenses are mostly automated and do not have individualized staff costs for data input or review,” the FCC said in its NPRM. “For these automated processes — new/major modifications, renewal, and minor modifications — we propose a nominal application fee of $50 due to automating the processes, routine ULS maintenance, and limited instances where staff input is required.”

 

The same $50 fee would apply to all Amateur Service applications, including those for vanity call signs. “Although there is currently no fee for vanity call signs in the Amateur Radio Service, we find that such applications impose similar costs in aggregate on Commission resources as new applications and therefore propose a $50 fee,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC is not proposing to charge for administrative updates, such as mailing address changes for amateur applications, and amateur radio will remain exempt from annual regulatory fees. “For administrative updates [and] modifications, which also are highly automated, we find that it is in the public interest to encourage licensees to update their [own] information without a charge,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC also proposes to assess a $50 fee for individuals who want a printed copy of their license. “The Commission has proposed to eliminate these services — but to the extent the Commission does not do so, we propose a fee of $50 to cover the costs of these services,” the FCC said.

 

The Ray Baum’s Act does not exempt filing fees in the Amateur Radio Service. The FCC dropped assessment of fees for vanity call signs several years ago.

 

Deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register. File comments by using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), posting to MD Docket No. 20-270. This docket is already open for accepting comments even though deadlines have not yet been set.    


Re: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

Tom Murphy
 

Hello Jim,
If you decide to rent our FL condo, we have VHF/UHF and HF antennas up and available if you want to work the local repeaters on VHF/UHF.   The HF antenna is a multi-band Vertilcal 10 - 80 meters.

Tom Murphy, KK4YES
TLARC Member
865-320-3788



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
Date: 8/28/20 1:17 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

This came out this morning from the ARRL. You might wish to comment on the NPRM.

73, Jim - K0RGI

Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and annual regulatory fees.

 

The FCC proposal is contained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which was adopted to implement portions of the “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act” of 2018 — the so-called “Ray Baum’s Act.”

 

The Act requires that the FCC switch from a Congressionally-mandated fee structure to a cost-based system of assessment. In its NPRM, the FCC proposed application fees for a broad range of services that use the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), including the Amateur Radio Service that had been excluded by an earlier statute. The new statute excludes the Amateur Service from annual regulatory fees, but not from application fees.

 

“[A]pplications for personal licenses are mostly automated and do not have individualized staff costs for data input or review,” the FCC said in its NPRM. “For these automated processes — new/major modifications, renewal, and minor modifications — we propose a nominal application fee of $50 due to automating the processes, routine ULS maintenance, and limited instances where staff input is required.”

 

The same $50 fee would apply to all Amateur Service applications, including those for vanity call signs. “Although there is currently no fee for vanity call signs in the Amateur Radio Service, we find that such applications impose similar costs in aggregate on Commission resources as new applications and therefore propose a $50 fee,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC is not proposing to charge for administrative updates, such as mailing address changes for amateur applications, and amateur radio will remain exempt from annual regulatory fees. “For administrative updates [and] modifications, which also are highly automated, we find that it is in the public interest to encourage licensees to update their [own] information without a charge,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC also proposes to assess a $50 fee for individuals who want a printed copy of their license. “The Commission has proposed to eliminate these services — but to the extent the Commission does not do so, we propose a fee of $50 to cover the costs of these services,” the FCC said.

 

The Ray Baum’s Act does not exempt filing fees in the Amateur Radio Service. The FCC dropped assessment of fees for vanity call signs several years ago.

 

Deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register. File comments by using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), posting to MD Docket No. 20-270. This docket is already open for accepting comments even though deadlines have not yet been set.    


FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

This came out this morning from the ARRL. You might wish to comment on the NPRM.

73, Jim - K0RGI

Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and annual regulatory fees.

 

The FCC proposal is contained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which was adopted to implement portions of the “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act” of 2018 — the so-called “Ray Baum’s Act.”

 

The Act requires that the FCC switch from a Congressionally-mandated fee structure to a cost-based system of assessment. In its NPRM, the FCC proposed application fees for a broad range of services that use the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), including the Amateur Radio Service that had been excluded by an earlier statute. The new statute excludes the Amateur Service from annual regulatory fees, but not from application fees.

 

“[A]pplications for personal licenses are mostly automated and do not have individualized staff costs for data input or review,” the FCC said in its NPRM. “For these automated processes — new/major modifications, renewal, and minor modifications — we propose a nominal application fee of $50 due to automating the processes, routine ULS maintenance, and limited instances where staff input is required.”

 

The same $50 fee would apply to all Amateur Service applications, including those for vanity call signs. “Although there is currently no fee for vanity call signs in the Amateur Radio Service, we find that such applications impose similar costs in aggregate on Commission resources as new applications and therefore propose a $50 fee,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC is not proposing to charge for administrative updates, such as mailing address changes for amateur applications, and amateur radio will remain exempt from annual regulatory fees. “For administrative updates [and] modifications, which also are highly automated, we find that it is in the public interest to encourage licensees to update their [own] information without a charge,” the FCC said.

 

The FCC also proposes to assess a $50 fee for individuals who want a printed copy of their license. “The Commission has proposed to eliminate these services — but to the extent the Commission does not do so, we propose a fee of $50 to cover the costs of these services,” the FCC said.

 

The Ray Baum’s Act does not exempt filing fees in the Amateur Radio Service. The FCC dropped assessment of fees for vanity call signs several years ago.

 

Deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register. File comments by using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), posting to MD Docket No. 20-270. This docket is already open for accepting comments even though deadlines have not yet been set.    


Re: Don't forget the nets tonight

dave schoenherr
 

On the road to Wisconsin
Will not return until 20 Sep

Thanks; David KN4LMM

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 12:04 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

As if you didn’t remember, the social highlight of your week is only hours away. Join us at 19:00 on the air and at 19:30 on Zoom for our weekly nets.

 

David, N1ESK

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Re: Don't forget the nets tonight

Greg Wilde AE4GW .- . ....- --. .--
 

One more month and hopefully I can join the world again. Anybody know where I can get 29 hour days? LOL

Greg Wilde
AE4GW .- . ....- --. .--
Cell 423-333-6358

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 12:04 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

As if you didn’t remember, the social highlight of your week is only hours away. Join us at 19:00 on the air and at 19:30 on Zoom for our weekly nets.

 

David, N1ESK

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Don't forget the nets tonight

David Andrews
 

As if you didn’t remember, the social highlight of your week is only hours away. Join us at 19:00 on the air and at 19:30 on Zoom for our weekly nets.

 

David, N1ESK

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 830 0614 6324

Password: 099892

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Tennessee QSO Party Sept 6 2020

Sam Howard
 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Greg Tomerlin - K4KO <kfourko@...>
Date: Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 23:02
Subject: [TCG] TNQP ends just 2 weeks from right now
To: tcg <tcg1@...>


TNQP 2020 runs from 1800z Sunday, September 6 until 0300z Monday, September 7. That's Sunday, Sept. 6, from 2 - 11PM EDT or 1 - 10 PM CDT.

Here are the rules for TNQP 2020:


It would be GREAT to hear all 95 counties on the air that day. Who will be the first amateur to log all 95 counties in one day? Has it been done? Can it be done? 

As I type this, 61 counties are scheduled to be on the air thanks in large part to three planned mobile operations - N4ZZ: Melody, Jim, & Don, KI4HVY, AD4EB & N4ZZ; W3TB: Ted E.; and W4NZ/m: Ted B. & Mark, W4NZ & K0EJ. Here are their plans:  


And THANK YOU to all the individual stations who have added their counties to the list! Here is the up-to-date list of county activations:


And here is the online county activation form:


It's free. It's fun. And you don't have to wear a mask when filling out the form (unless you're filling it out using someone else's computer). The clock is ticking. Activate your county today and let's make 2020 a year we will never forget.

73 Greg  K4KO


Spot the station

mike wagner
 

FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Tue Aug 25 6:21 AM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 49 degrees, Appears: WSW, Disappears: NNE

Mike
KK6OKUnicorn
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


GPS Clock - improved antenna ground place

George N2APB
 

To: TLARC Users of the Midnight Precision Clock

 

Late last year we conducted a group workshop at which about twelve TLARC members gathered at my QTH and successfully assembled their Midnight Precision Clock (MPC) Kits as part of a beta run I was having.  We had a ball assembling them (see photos on the TLARC and MPC websites), and others later purchased kits for their kit building fun on their own.

 

This summer we started adding a small copperclad board to the kit serving to improve GPS reception with the internally-mounted GPS antenna.  Here is the installation one-sheeter we now reference in the kit ... <https://midnightdesignsolutions.com/mpc/doc/GPS%20antenna%20ground%20plane.pdf>, and I’ve added the link for the GPS Antenna Ground Plane on the MPC home page ... <https://midnightdesignsolutions.com/mpc>.

 

The two GPS-based clocks that I have are indispensable to me here:  One is an integral part of my station showing UTC time, shack temp and Maidenhead coordinates, and the other clock is upstairs next to the television showing accurate local time at a glance.

 

Gee, I wonder what we’ll build at this year’s Workshop?  (Hmmm … I actually have a couple of ideas! <smile>)

 

73, George N2APB

https://midnightdesignsolutions.com/mpc

https://www.tlarc.org/

 

 


Re: Two new members

mike wagner
 

Hey fellas, Welcome!
Any questions do not hesitate to reach out. A wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips with the members we have in the club.

If ya got a fav recipes, send it on over to David, KF4DKW, we are putting a cookbook together for TLARC to generate funds for a charity. KF4DKW@gmail.com

Also, we are always lookin for volunteers to act as NCS (net control station) and logger for the Wednesday nite TLARC Net on the 442.100 (k1at repeater) No worries, we have a preamble for ncs and a logging program we can get ya set up on. We also will instruct on ops. Just drop me an e mail at KK6OKU@yahoo.com and we may get ya on the schedule in no time. After you attend a few nets you will have an idea, if you have not attended a net previously. Nothin is set in stone, so if ya need to make a change In the schedule (once in a slot) let me know and we shall accommodate. Also I will schedule training for y’all prior to your scheduled net. This applies to any volunteer. The more the marrier.

Again welcome.
Here ya on the air waves.
73’s

Mike
KK6OKUnicorn 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


Re: Two new members

W4SSF
 

Welcome Ralph and Eric!
If you can handle fun and crazy people that have great knowledge of ham radio then this is the place to be. I think Ralph has already seen that on our zoom sessions.

Stan
W4SSF


On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 11:28 PM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:
Welcome aboard gentlemen!

Juan
AC6ZM
CWops #2419

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of George N2APB <n2apb@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:17:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Two new members
 

Ralph & Eric,

 

Welcome to the gang!  If you look down our TLARC web page you’ll see many of the different activities highlighted that our members are involved in.  Whether you like ragchewing by phone or CW on the HF bands, contesting, phone, antenna building and experimentation, homebrewing, kitbuilding, satellite QSOs, EME/moonbounce, or just hanging with us on the repeater, you are bound to find someone who shares those interests with you!  All you need to do is let us know or ask for some help.

 

When you get a chance, if you could each tell us a little about yourself, where you come from and what your general expectations are in ham radio, we could get to know you a bit better!

 

Nice to have you with us.

 

73, George N2APB

https://www.tlarc.org/

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:50 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Cc: 'R Monserrat' <rbmonserrat@...>; tornadospotter99@...
Subject: [TLARC] Two new members

 

We have two new members to welcome. Ralph Monserrat KM4TUY and Eric Ressler KD8LHZ. Ralph holds an Extra class license while Eric is a Technician. Please join me in welcoming them to our group. You’ll see their faces on our Zoom sessions, hear their call signs on the air, and hopefully will be around when we meet in person next, possibly in September.

 

David N1ESK


Re: Two new members

Juan Lopez
 

Welcome aboard gentlemen!

Juan
AC6ZM
CWops #2419

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of George N2APB <n2apb@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:17:21 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Two new members
 

Ralph & Eric,

 

Welcome to the gang!  If you look down our TLARC web page you’ll see many of the different activities highlighted that our members are involved in.  Whether you like ragchewing by phone or CW on the HF bands, contesting, phone, antenna building and experimentation, homebrewing, kitbuilding, satellite QSOs, EME/moonbounce, or just hanging with us on the repeater, you are bound to find someone who shares those interests with you!  All you need to do is let us know or ask for some help.

 

When you get a chance, if you could each tell us a little about yourself, where you come from and what your general expectations are in ham radio, we could get to know you a bit better!

 

Nice to have you with us.

 

73, George N2APB

https://www.tlarc.org/

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:50 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Cc: 'R Monserrat' <rbmonserrat@...>; tornadospotter99@...
Subject: [TLARC] Two new members

 

We have two new members to welcome. Ralph Monserrat KM4TUY and Eric Ressler KD8LHZ. Ralph holds an Extra class license while Eric is a Technician. Please join me in welcoming them to our group. You’ll see their faces on our Zoom sessions, hear their call signs on the air, and hopefully will be around when we meet in person next, possibly in September.

 

David N1ESK


Re: Two new members

George N2APB
 

Ralph & Eric,

 

Welcome to the gang!  If you look down our TLARC web page you’ll see many of the different activities highlighted that our members are involved in.  Whether you like ragchewing by phone or CW on the HF bands, contesting, phone, antenna building and experimentation, homebrewing, kitbuilding, satellite QSOs, EME/moonbounce, or just hanging with us on the repeater, you are bound to find someone who shares those interests with you!  All you need to do is let us know or ask for some help.

 

When you get a chance, if you could each tell us a little about yourself, where you come from and what your general expectations are in ham radio, we could get to know you a bit better!

 

Nice to have you with us.

 

73, George N2APB

https://www.tlarc.org/

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:50 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Cc: 'R Monserrat' <rbmonserrat@...>; tornadospotter99@...
Subject: [TLARC] Two new members

 

We have two new members to welcome. Ralph Monserrat KM4TUY and Eric Ressler KD8LHZ. Ralph holds an Extra class license while Eric is a Technician. Please join me in welcoming them to our group. You’ll see their faces on our Zoom sessions, hear their call signs on the air, and hopefully will be around when we meet in person next, possibly in September.

 

David N1ESK


Re: Two new members

Jim Anderson <kzerorgi@...>
 

Welcome to both of you! I'm sure that you'll enjoy your membership - lots of great people in the club!

73, Jim - K0RGI 


Two new members

David Andrews
 

We have two new members to welcome. Ralph Monserrat KM4TUY and Eric Ressler KD8LHZ. Ralph holds an Extra class license while Eric is a Technician. Please join me in welcoming them to our group. You’ll see their faces on our Zoom sessions, hear their call signs on the air, and hopefully will be around when we meet in person next, possibly in September.

 

David N1ESK

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