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October monthly meeting is coming up

David Andrews
 

The October meeting of TLARC will be held at the Toqua Pavilion in Tellico Village starting at 7:00 PM. The pavilion is covered to protect from the elements, so the meeting will happen rain or shine. Some of us will be enjoying ourselves for a socially distanced dinner at the Toqua Sports Bar & Grill at 6:00 PM. For your maximum enjoyment, please consider attending both events. Located near the heart of Tellico Village at 200 Toqua Club Way, the restaurant and the Pavilion are easy to find.

 

We will receive the slate of officers for 2021 from the Nominating Committee and take additional nominations from the floor. The Financial Review Committee will also be appointed. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

 

Thanks, David Andrews, N1ESK


Re: Contest Season

WK9M
 

Yes Eric,

I was about to email everyone today and see what interest there might be for the Stew Perry 160m CW contest this weekend.  It's a 24hr contest but per the rules we can only operate up to 14.  Juan is looking into this to determine which 14 hours would be best.  It is primarily a nighttime contest (like myself and N2APB's hours) but there should be some opportunity in the late afternoon and early morning as well.

How these contests work is that any operator in the presence of a control operator with a higher license can operate in that part of the band.  On Field Day many years ago someone once told me "on Field Day everyone is an Extra".  :)  In this particular contest we'll also have a CW decoder running and we send by computer as well.  So even if you're not familiar with any CW you can easily do "Search & Pounce" where you find a station and can decode their data; then contact them.

Watch for an update coming up and we'll have a better idea of times and such.

'73
Randy
WK9M

On 10/14/2020 9:30 AM, Eric Ressler wrote:
I am a tech, can I still join in the contest by observation? Please let me know.

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 19:06 Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

--
Chaser

--
KD8LHZ 


Re: Contest Season

Eric Ressler <tornadospotter99@...>
 

I am a tech, can I still join in the contest by observation? Please let me know.

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 19:06 Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

--
Chaser

--
KD8LHZ 


Re: Contest Season

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

Later (afternoon) would be best

133 Coyatee Circle

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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 08:31:58 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Ok thanks, Can I come by tomorrow during the day?

What time would be good?

Send me address again.

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 07:04
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season

 

Juan
You can use my Viking V again if you still need a tuner

Barry
K8NWB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 07:06:20 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

 

 

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent fromMail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Contest Season

Juan Lopez
 

Ok thanks, Can I come by tomorrow during the day?

What time would be good?

Send me address again.

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 07:04
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season

 

Juan
You can use my Viking V again if you still need a tuner

Barry
K8NWB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 07:06:20 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

 

 

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


[SMARC] FOXHUNT

Sam Howard
 



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kurt Meltzer via groups.io <mre1032=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Subject: [SMARC] FOXHUNT
To: smarc@groups.io <smarc@groups.io>


SMARC is planning a Foxhunt this Saturday, October 17th.

Please see flyer attached.

All are welcome, including non-members.

Hope to see you there!

73...

Kurt Meltzer KC4NX


Re: Contest Season

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

Juan
You can use my Viking V again if you still need a tuner

Barry
K8NWB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 07:06:20 PM EDT, Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:


Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Contest Season

Jacob Lindsey ( KN4YAV ) and Kayla Lindsey ( KO4DEG )
 

I have 1 grounding rod 8ft if anyone needs it

Jacob Lindsey
KN4YAV
73

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020, 19:06 Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Contest Season

WK9M
 

I had picked up some fence wire and insulators as discussed prior today from TSC; total cost was just under $51.  This is to fix up the old beverage antenna that broke from last year.   The left-over wire we have can be used for a new beverage antenna since it's short.

Some of the items below--if you have something close will also work correct Juan?

Like a 3' ground rod is good, if you have a shortie you were just going to toss.

When Juan says RG-213, RG8 is also OK.  I have a 100' roll of RG8x which will work on 160m fine (to the closer antenna), but it's not enough for both antenna runs.

I forget whose antenna tuner we used last year but if you have something that's rated a little less we'd keep the power back.

Thanks & 73
Randy
WK9M

On 10/12/2020 7:06 PM, Juan Lopez wrote:

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



Contest Season

Juan Lopez
 

Dear TLARC Members,

 

We are making preparations for the 160 meter contest season starting next weekend.

We are in need of some supplies to reduce the cost to club funds.

Please contact me directly if you have any of the materials below to arrange for a pick-up.

 

ITEMS NEEDED

 

  1. RG-58 126 feet
  2. RG-6 with connectors 150-200 feet
  3. 4  Ground rods 4-6 ft.
  4. RG-213 coax cable with SO-239 type connectors (any length, the longer the better)
  5. Chassis mount SO-239 connectors
  6. Legal limit tuner

 

Juan

AC6ZM

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

WK9M
 

LOL OK.  So I was going to just reply to George so as to not clog up everyone's email but I ended up replying to all.

In the past you used to be able to get an Internet based picocell that you set up at home on your network.  These devices worked but were all but canceled once the feature to make calls over WiFi became popular.

George for now I'd check your smart phone.  Can you make WiFi calls on it?  Possibly all you need is a newer phone.

It also depends on the provider.  Sprint I know for example when you have WiFi coverage prefers WiFi.  Verizon has WiFi but only uses it when their coverage is weak.  David W. might be able to give a better update on that.

'73
Randy

On 10/10/2020 3:04 PM, WK9M via groups.io wrote:
Hi George, just us here.

I used to work at Sprint for 12 years designing cell site locations, CW testing, data collection, etc.  So some "words of wisdom".  :)

Pretty much when the build outs started years ago, you could put a new tower (average price $250k) pretty much within a general area you wanted--eventually.  As more providers came into the markets, neighborhoods start to push back and say "can't you just go on that AT&T tower over there?"

So what you end up with is that several providers are all in the same spot at various heights.  Someone like Verizon with lots of $ would have to break out of the norm and put smaller microcells around such as on tall buildings, lamp posts, etc.  5G has a strong push in fact to add 4x the cell sites as there are now since the coverage area is much smaller.

Indoor repeaters can work, if they are good ones.  There were a lot of junk ones out there and the one good one I remember is Spotwave. You get what you pay for of course.  :)

Randy

On 10/10/2020 10:06 AM, George N2APB wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV?  (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB





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Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

WK9M
 

Hi George, just us here.

I used to work at Sprint for 12 years designing cell site locations, CW testing, data collection, etc.  So some "words of wisdom".  :)

Pretty much when the build outs started years ago, you could put a new tower (average price $250k) pretty much within a general area you wanted--eventually.  As more providers came into the markets, neighborhoods start to push back and say "can't you just go on that AT&T tower over there?"

So what you end up with is that several providers are all in the same spot at various heights.  Someone like Verizon with lots of $ would have to break out of the norm and put smaller microcells around such as on tall buildings, lamp posts, etc.  5G has a strong push in fact to add 4x the cell sites as there are now since the coverage area is much smaller.

Indoor repeaters can work, if they are good ones.  There were a lot of junk ones out there and the one good one I remember is Spotwave. You get what you pay for of course.  :)

Randy

On 10/10/2020 10:06 AM, George N2APB wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV? (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB




.


Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

Gary Stickel
 

I agree with Mike Foley. Verizon has the best national coverage. The Village-area coverage leaves something to be desired. Especially in/ near Mialaquo , where are you can hardly get a signal in some areas. Verizon claims no one will deed them the land to put up another tower. Or no one wants a cell tower in their backyard.  Yeah, right. The truth is: They cost money.
If you’re not getting good reception in your home, do what I did: I got a “Network Extender“. (“mini-cell tower box” in your home that connects through VoIP.). Works fine.
Otherwise, on the road, I don’t think you’ll find a better cell phone company for coverage. But YMMV....
I’m curious: what’s the deficiency is that is making you want to change, George?
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Begin forwarded message:

From: "michael J. foley" <mikeljay1953@...>
Date: October 10, 2020 at 10:31:44 AM EDT
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?
Reply-To: TLARC@groups.io


Verizon has better coverage in the area compared to the other carriers. AT&T is just lacking, Sprint is worse. US Cellular has almost as much coverage area as Verizon. T-mobile, Cricket and the others.......might as well get 2 tin cans and a string! 

I have had Verizon for better than 20 years and have coverage in places that other carriers don't. 

One thing you have to factor in is the shear distance that Tellico Village is from most of the cell towers. I've yet to drop a call when in the Village. 

Maybe you need to look into a device to boost the signal in your home. I know several that have them.....

Just a thought......

Mike

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 10:06 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV?  (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB






Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

Jim Anderson <jimk0rgi@...>
 

I use an Android phone on Google Fi but the XYL has an iPhone. She's been on Cricket since before we moved here in 2017 and hasn't experienced any coverage issues in the Village or surrounding areas. Cricket uses the AT&T network, so coverage while traveling hasn’t been much of an issue either. 

Google Fi for iPhone is in beta. For supported Android phones, Fi automagically switches between Sprint, US Cellular and T-mobile networks without roaming charges, so it's been a nice solution for me. That feature isn't supported on iPhone though. 

For our use cases, both Cricket and Fi required unlocked phones.

73, Jim - K0RGI 

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 10:06 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV?  (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB






Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

dave schoenherr
 

We were with US Cellular for years.
6mos. ago switched to Consumer cellular.  Cheaper yes but very poor coverage. (lots of missed calls) Think they are ATT.
We are back with US Cellular.
Have had great coverage with them in our travels from New Hampshire to New Mexico & Texas.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 9:31 AM michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:
Verizon has better coverage in the area compared to the other carriers. AT&T is just lacking, Sprint is worse. US Cellular has almost as much coverage area as Verizon. T-mobile, Cricket and the others.......might as well get 2 tin cans and a string! 

I have had Verizon for better than 20 years and have coverage in places that other carriers don't. 

One thing you have to factor in is the shear distance that Tellico Village is from most of the cell towers. I've yet to drop a call when in the Village. 

Maybe you need to look into a device to boost the signal in your home. I know several that have them.....

Just a thought......

Mike

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 10:06 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV?  (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB






Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

michael J. foley
 

Verizon has better coverage in the area compared to the other carriers. AT&T is just lacking, Sprint is worse. US Cellular has almost as much coverage area as Verizon. T-mobile, Cricket and the others.......might as well get 2 tin cans and a string! 

I have had Verizon for better than 20 years and have coverage in places that other carriers don't. 

One thing you have to factor in is the shear distance that Tellico Village is from most of the cell towers. I've yet to drop a call when in the Village. 

Maybe you need to look into a device to boost the signal in your home. I know several that have them.....

Just a thought......

Mike

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 10:06 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV?  (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB






Re: Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Personally I’m a US cellular guy. I have have been able to get service on Fontana lake! I think their build out is gud. I don’t see me going anywhere other than US Cell. Just my 2cents worth. 73


Bob Wilson
KK4XA
Maryville, TN

On Oct 10, 2020, at 10:06 AM, George N2APB <n2apb@midnightdesignsolutions.com> wrote:

Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV? (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB




--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Cell coverage for Tellico Village area?

George N2APB
 

Currently have Verizon and wishing to change. Thoughts on which supplier has better coverage here in TV? (If it matters, we have iPhones, not Android.)

Thanks,
George N2APB


Someone say 'ham saw'?

David Andrews
 


Re: Tree removal

Brent Martin
 

On Friday, October 9, 2020, 2:01 PM, mike wagner via groups.io <kk6oku@...> wrote:



How do ya remove a tree from TLARC’rs yard? With a ham saw! 

Ok I know but I had to...

Mike
KK6OKUnicorn 
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES 

On Oct 9, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Jim Anderson via groups.io <jimk0rgi@...> wrote:


Another recommendation for B&S. We've used Brian and his crew for tree removal and trimming. Quality work, excellent clean-up, and a fair price.

73, Jim - K0RGI

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 11:57 AM Gary Stickel <garystickel@...> wrote:
I agree with the recommendation of B&S. I know Brian Viars personally, and he is an excellent, honest businessman, and his crew does an excellent job. Reasonable rates. Skilled workers. Clean-up is immaculate.


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

On Oct 9, 2020, at 11:02 AM, Robert Foster <noclew1@...> wrote:

B&s stump and tree service 865-640-1624 very reasonable price much less than most of the others. Bob ae4yj


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 10:16:27 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Tree removal
 
Foshee tree removal. 

Freakin' autocorrect.......

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:15 AM michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...> wrote:
Fisher Tree removal. They are excellent, do a great job and are fairly reasonable.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:10 AM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:
Any recommendations?

Juan
AC6ZM

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