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Welcome to the TLARC home on groups.io

George N2APB
 

Hi all,

We had a terrific meeting last night at the Chota Rec Center, where vice president Juan AC6ZM presented on our FD 2018 Survey Results and demonstrated WebSDR for us all (amazing!).  Recaps coming separately.  

We also had some discussion on rev'ing up the "member communications" aspect of our club ... and that's where this email and invitation comes into play.  This email group on "groups.io" is very popular now in ham circles and is a great (private) way for everyone to easily communicate with others, post photos and documents for the others to see, and generally stay better in touch regarding club activities. More info once you accept the invite and and start reading the email blog on the main page. All you need to do to post a message for all to see is to send an email to tlarc.groups.io, or just reply to the message you're currently viewing on the board itself.

This groups.io email board is Part 1 of our "member communications" effort.  Part 2 is the club website, which is being constructed right now and will soon be online as the main landing page for all things TLARC.  We've secured our domain (www.tlarc.org) and it will be live in pretty quick order.  More details soon, but it will be better (and cheaper) than TellicoLife, and way more flexible!

So let us all know what you like and don't like about the direction our "club communications" is heading, or even feel free to contact me directly about it.

73, George N2APB
n2apb (at) MidnightDesignSolutions (dot) com

Re: Welcome to the TLARC home on groups.io

David Schoenherr
 

George; thanks for stepping up and offering your skills in this area.
Juan; thanks for an interesting presentation on SDR.ORG,  I found myself on that and trying to find the activity on my radio until 12:30 AM...............
          I had some luck, but know I need to get a better antenna up.

Loudon County Marathon -- Communications Help Requested

George N2APB
 

(Posted on behalf of Brent Martin, TLARC Sec'y)

Member Tim Montgomery (KE4OTZ) is involved with the Loudon County Health Improvement Council. On December 1st, they are having a Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5 k fund  raiser. They have asked Tim if our club would be interested in helping out with the communications by having people at the rest stops, perhaps supplying SAG vehicles or other communication needs. Tim is trying to find out how many members would be willing to help out.

All the particulars including the route map are located here:   
 https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Loudon/RunLOCOMarathonHalfMarathonand5K


It looks like a compact route, just in Loudon County, so perhaps much of the communication will be able to be done with a repeater and HT's. 


If you would be willing to help out, please contact Tim at "KE4OTZ (at) aol (dot) com".  

 

Brent Martin, Secretary

California QSO Party (6 October 2018)

Juan AC6ZM
 

TLARC,

Even though the sunspots are at a minimum, let's get together to mount a serious 
effort in this year's California QSO Party (CQP). CQP is the nation's biggest state QSO party, and it's a lot of fun going after the clean sweep of all 58 counties in California. They have participation certificates and many other operating awards for this event.  Tennessee usually has decent propagation to California, and there are a truck load of active hams in W6. I know...me and Mike (KK6OKU) are transplants from 6 land.  In addition, if we get lucky and there is an opening on 10 meters, 
there can be a bottomless pit of California stations to be worked by 
calling "CQ California" on 10 meter SSB. Our afternoon is usually the 
best time for 10 meter propagation.  Mark your calendars, and get your beams and wires pointed West on October 6. Let's 
overwhelm the California Contesters with activity from Tennessee.  The Tennessee Contest Group will surely put on an impressive assualt since this year is their 25th annivesary. Our club is young but full of ambition and mny operators. Get "Radio Active" and make an effort to get on the air from somewhere for this event.  You can find the rules for this QSO Party at http://www.cqp.org/

They also have a power point presentation at http://www.cqp.org/files/CQP2018-Presentation.pptx

Send me any of your questions.

73
Juan
AC6ZM 

Re: Welcome to the TLARC home on groups.io

Juan AC6ZM
 

Let me know if you need some help with setting up an antenna. Many options are available for even the most restrictive places.

Juan
AC6ZM

Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Hamfest

Brent Martin
 

Saturday, the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club is having a tailgate ham fest. Attached is a map on how to find it. It starts at 8 am and there will be free coffee and donuts. Brent Martin, TLARC Secretary

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Re: Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Hamfest

Sharron Fritts
 

Just to clarify: The Sweetwater Hamfest is not sponsored or held by a club.  It is actually the brainchild of and run by two local Sweetwater Hams, Virgil Wyrick W4OLJ, and Norm Leggett W7IUC.  However, the Hamfest has been supported since it's first year by members of the Monroe Amateur Radio Club who have handled talk-in, parking, flyer design & production, and sign design & construction.

Club Website .... www.TLARC.org

George N2APB
 

Hi all,

The first version of our new website is up and on its wobbly legs now! ... www.tlarc.org

We are adding more and more content in the coming days/weeks, and hope to make this a useful service to all members, and to draw in new hams from local (and distant) areas.

The purpose is to provide easily-accessible, useful and interesting information relating to our TLARC activities and to the specific interests of all our members.

For example:
1) The "basics" are along the top menu banner:  Membership, Meeting Recaps, Photo Gallery, etc.
2) Quick Links column on the left for often-used informational links, grouped by topics of interest to club members.  My own is "Boat Anchors" and homebrewing, and I sense there are other topics of interest such as Contesting, Field Ops, QRP, ARES, and more.  Want to see a specific topic listed here?  Just let me know and we can work to get some good links representing those too!
3) The big Club News section in the middle is intended to present timely information such as the upcoming Hamfest, verious contests and club-related activities.

Anyway, there's lots more to come and I hope to work with you all to make this a useful resource for everyone on the club.

Please check it out and let us know your thoughts!

73, George N2APB
TLARC Webmaster
 

Re: Club Website .... www.TLARC.org

David Schoenherr
 

George;   Appreciate your efforts and knowledge to get this going,


On Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 4:05 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The first version of our new website is up and on its wobbly legs now! ... www.tlarc.org

We are adding more and more content in the coming days/weeks, and hope to make this a useful service to all members, and to draw in new hams from local (and distant) areas.

The purpose is to provide easily-accessible, useful and interesting information relating to our TLARC activities and to the specific interests of all our members.

For example:
1) The "basics" are along the top menu banner:  Membership, Meeting Recaps, Photo Gallery, etc.
2) Quick Links column on the left for often-used informational links, grouped by topics of interest to club members.  My own is "Boat Anchors" and homebrewing, and I sense there are other topics of interest such as Contesting, Field Ops, QRP, ARES, and more.  Want to see a specific topic listed here?  Just let me know and we can work to get some good links representing those too!
3) The big Club News section in the middle is intended to present timely information such as the upcoming Hamfest, verious contests and club-related activities.

Anyway, there's lots more to come and I hope to work with you all to make this a useful resource for everyone on the club.

Please check it out and let us know your thoughts!

73, George N2APB
TLARC Webmaster
 

Re: Club Website .... www.TLARC.org

Juan Lopez
 

George,


Nice Job so far. I pulled up the site on my PC. I will let you know how it looks on the cell web browser. The banner on the home page is nice.

Under the contesting tab on the left of the home page, put a link to www.3830scores.com and www.contestcalendar.com

You might also want to include our club call some where in the banner. It is KN4DUA. You can use the picture attached as it is what shows up on QRZ.com


Also, attached is an ARRL award for the RTTY contest we participated in. You might want to post it on the website.


73

Juan

AC6ZM





From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of George N2APB <n2apb@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:05 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Club Website .... www.TLARC.org
 
Hi all,

The first version of our new website is up and on its wobbly legs now! ... www.tlarc.org

We are adding more and more content in the coming days/weeks, and hope to make this a useful service to all members, and to draw in new hams from local (and distant) areas.

The purpose is to provide easily-accessible, useful and interesting information relating to our TLARC activities and to the specific interests of all our members.

For example:
1) The "basics" are along the top menu banner:  Membership, Meeting Recaps, Photo Gallery, etc.
2) Quick Links column on the left for often-used informational links, grouped by topics of interest to club members.  My own is "Boat Anchors" and homebrewing, and I sense there are other topics of interest such as Contesting, Field Ops, QRP, ARES, and more.  Want to see a specific topic listed here?  Just let me know and we can work to get some good links representing those too!
3) The big Club News section in the middle is intended to present timely information such as the upcoming Hamfest, verious contests and club-related activities.

Anyway, there's lots more to come and I hope to work with you all to make this a useful resource for everyone on the club.

Please check it out and let us know your thoughts!

73, George N2APB
TLARC Webmaster
 

Re: Club Website .... www.TLARC.org

George N2APB
 

Good suggestions Juan, Changes incorporated. 
Still playing with the color scheme a bit.  (UT orange for banner and club callsign.)  Will get the officer's photo into the Members sub-page when I get to it.
Thanks.

73, George N2APB

Minutes from the September 19,2018 TLARC meeting

Brent Martin
 

Attached you will find the minutes from the September 19th TLARC meeting. If you have any corrections, comments please send me an email. Thanks, 73, Brent Martin, Secretary

Re: Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Hamfest

George N2APB
 

More details from Sharon ...

Just to remind all, the hamfest is on Saturday.


From exit 62, there's a big KOA sign at the turn to Murray's Chapel.   There will be  HAMFEST signs up as well.   Hope that helps folks who've never been there know where to turn.  They'll pass the KOA on the left, then the church on a little hill on the right.   The hamfest entry is on the right across from 2 large metal buildings.

 

If anyone is coming from Sweetwater (or from the south), Murray's Chapel Road is the 1st right past the freeway overpass (before the hotel and flea market)

 

Please park in the field before getting to the area at the top of the hill where sellers are set up.   Handicapped parking is at the top  just past the pavilion and in front of the little farmhouse.

 

Coffee and donuts are at  the pavillion.

 

Talk-in is 145.25 with a 100hz tone.

73, 
Sharon 

Asheville Radio Museum trip dates

George N2APB
 

Greeting members and Friends of the Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club!

V.P. Juan Lopez asked me to let you know that you are going to receive an email ballot from HamClubOnline.com asking you to choose between 2 dates (or write in another) to establish the date for the trip to the Asheville Radio Museum. Please return this when convenient.

Asheville Radio Museum ... 
https://www.avlradiomuseum.org/

NPR video interview of the Museum ... https://www.avlradiomuseum.org/museum-video

Thank you,

73, Brent Martin, Secretary of TLARC

Re: Club Website .... www.TLARC.org

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

The website is lookin' good George. Thanks for your expertise in creating it. One thing I would add is the CTCSS tone for the 442.100 repeater in the header. It is 100.0 Hz in and out.  BB

Tower Electronics at Sweetwater Hamfest on Saturday

George N2APB
 

We were informed that Tower Electronics would be at the Sweetwater Hamfest Saturday.   If you have something you need, check their website (see the link below) and call them.  Don't order it, just let them know you and Jill & Scott will put it on the truck to bring to Sweetwater on Saturday.

 

If you are thinking about something but not sure it's what you need, let them know and they will bring it so you can try it out at the hamfest.

 

Scott R. Cole, KB9AMM, CEO
Tower Electronics
PO Box 12631
Green Bay, WI 54307-2631 USA
Web:
www.pl-259.com Orders 1-800-662-3422
Tech Info 920-435-3359 Fax 920-435-2980

 

October 3rd test of IPAWS National EAS and WEA Test

George N2APB
 

The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club (TLARC) President Sam Howard has asked [Brent Howard] to send out information to all members and friends about the national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) test. This test will begin  on October 3 at 2:18 pm EDT and the EAS message is planned to be sent as a text message at 2:20 pm to all US cell phones.

 

I have attached a FEMA Fact Sheet for your further reading if you are interested. The test is intended to assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine if improvements are needed.

 

Brent Martin, Secretary TLARC

Re: October 3rd test of IPAWS National EAS and WEA Test

George N2APB
 

Sorry, my typo.  Corrected ...
"The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club (TLARC) President Sam Howard has asked [Brent Martin] to send out information ... "

73, George N2APB

Re: October 3rd test of IPAWS National EAS and WEA Test

Brent Martin
 

No problem. Brent

On Sep 27, 2018 2:12 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Sorry, my typo.  Corrected ...
"The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club (TLARC) President Sam Howard has asked [Brent Martin] to send out information ... "

73, George N2APB

KN4DUA club operated the CQ WW RTTY Contest this weekend

George N2APB
 

We had a great club showing (and lots of fun!) this weekend in the CQ WW RTTY Contest this year!  See the recap and lots o' pics on our KN4DUA website ...  http://www.tlarc.org/Contesting/CQWW_RTTY_2018/CQWW%20RTTY%202018.html

73, George N2APB