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Re: Thinning the Shack - pt 1

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Thanks George

Bob Wilson
KK4XA
Maryville, TN


On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 4:12 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hi Bob,

 

Chances are good for at least one of them.  Only a couple OFs in the club here work with tube stuff.

 

Thanks, will let you know.

 

73, George

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Wilson-KK4XA
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:39 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Thinning the Shack - pt 1

 

Hi George,

Im not a member of the club (Yet😀) however I am subscribed on your groups io.

I would be very interested in the tube checker if no one in the club wants it.  

Back in the day at a TV shop here in Maryville, I used tube checkers a lot (Now Im telling my age HIHI)

Anyway, today I play around with Tube amps and have antique radios too.  

Just would be nice to have an extra one cause the one I have is very old too.  

 

Anyway, please keep me in mind if no one in the club wants it first. 

 

Thanks. 

73

 

Bob Wilson

KK4XA

Maryville, TN

865-755-3810

 

 

 

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 3:06 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hey all,

 

Doing some "thinning of the shack" here and offering deals to our club before going the usual routes elsewhere.  There’s something for just about everyone’s interests.  See attached pics along with related descriptions below.

 

TUBE TESTERS: Jackson and Hickok .... FREE

Both are in good condition but would need a little checkout under the hood.  Not much to go wrong with tube testers (just switches, wires and a single transformer), but invaluable when working with tube circuits! 

 

Hallicrafters S-38B SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS (two) … FREE

These two classics are ready for “getting them working”.  Real clean front, top and under the chassis.  Have full cap replacement kit for each.  Easy to get this classic post WWII shortwave receivers working and sitting on the mantle.  Have full docs on these.  Able to assist/guide the new owner.

 

AMERITRON AL-811H: 800W RF POWER AMP … $700

This one is current in service here on the bench and works great.  Original owner (me) and ‘like new’.  Simple (common) mod made for use also on 10-meter band.  Great for this new solar cycle we’re climbing into now!  Tubes a little soft (hence this great price) and ready to rock & roll.

 

Everything available for inspection and pick-up from my place here in Tellico Village.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

 


--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


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Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Re: Thinning the Shack - pt 1

George N2APB
 

Hi Bob,

 

Chances are good for at least one of them.  Only a couple OFs in the club here work with tube stuff.

 

Thanks, will let you know.

 

73, George

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Wilson-KK4XA
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:39 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Thinning the Shack - pt 1

 

Hi George,

Im not a member of the club (Yet😀) however I am subscribed on your groups io.

I would be very interested in the tube checker if no one in the club wants it.  

Back in the day at a TV shop here in Maryville, I used tube checkers a lot (Now Im telling my age HIHI)

Anyway, today I play around with Tube amps and have antique radios too.  

Just would be nice to have an extra one cause the one I have is very old too.  

 

Anyway, please keep me in mind if no one in the club wants it first. 

 

Thanks. 

73

 

Bob Wilson

KK4XA

Maryville, TN

865-755-3810

 

 

 

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 3:06 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hey all,

 

Doing some "thinning of the shack" here and offering deals to our club before going the usual routes elsewhere.  There’s something for just about everyone’s interests.  See attached pics along with related descriptions below.

 

TUBE TESTERS: Jackson and Hickok .... FREE

Both are in good condition but would need a little checkout under the hood.  Not much to go wrong with tube testers (just switches, wires and a single transformer), but invaluable when working with tube circuits! 

 

Hallicrafters S-38B SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS (two) … FREE

These two classics are ready for “getting them working”.  Real clean front, top and under the chassis.  Have full cap replacement kit for each.  Easy to get this classic post WWII shortwave receivers working and sitting on the mantle.  Have full docs on these.  Able to assist/guide the new owner.

 

AMERITRON AL-811H: 800W RF POWER AMP … $700

This one is current in service here on the bench and works great.  Original owner (me) and ‘like new’.  Simple (common) mod made for use also on 10-meter band.  Great for this new solar cycle we’re climbing into now!  Tubes a little soft (hence this great price) and ready to rock & roll.

 

Everything available for inspection and pick-up from my place here in Tellico Village.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

 


--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Re: Thinning the Shack - pt 1

Marcia & Jim Bottenhorn
 

Wow! Do you still have one of the Hallicrafters receivers? I'd be tickled to have one! If so, I'll come over and get it! 

Thanks!

Jim Bottenhorn

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021, 3:06 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hey all,

 

Doing some "thinning of the shack" here and offering deals to our club before going the usual routes elsewhere.  There’s something for just about everyone’s interests.  See attached pics along with related descriptions below.

 

TUBE TESTERS: Jackson and Hickok .... FREE

Both are in good condition but would need a little checkout under the hood.  Not much to go wrong with tube testers (just switches, wires and a single transformer), but invaluable when working with tube circuits! 

 

Hallicrafters S-38B SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS (two) … FREE

These two classics are ready for “getting them working”.  Real clean front, top and under the chassis.  Have full cap replacement kit for each.  Easy to get this classic post WWII shortwave receivers working and sitting on the mantle.  Have full docs on these.  Able to assist/guide the new owner.

 

AMERITRON AL-811H: 800W RF POWER AMP … $700

This one is current in service here on the bench and works great.  Original owner (me) and ‘like new’.  Simple (common) mod made for use also on 10-meter band.  Great for this new solar cycle we’re climbing into now!  Tubes a little soft (hence this great price) and ready to rock & roll.

 

Everything available for inspection and pick-up from my place here in Tellico Village.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

 


Re: Thinning the Shack - pt 1

Bob Wilson-KK4XA
 

Hi George,
Im not a member of the club (Yet😀) however I am subscribed on your groups io.
I would be very interested in the tube checker if no one in the club wants it.  
Back in the day at a TV shop here in Maryville, I used tube checkers a lot (Now Im telling my age HIHI)
Anyway, today I play around with Tube amps and have antique radios too.  
Just would be nice to have an extra one cause the one I have is very old too.  

Anyway, please keep me in mind if no one in the club wants it first. 

Thanks. 
73

Bob Wilson
KK4XA
Maryville, TN
865-755-3810



On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 3:06 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hey all,

 

Doing some "thinning of the shack" here and offering deals to our club before going the usual routes elsewhere.  There’s something for just about everyone’s interests.  See attached pics along with related descriptions below.

 

TUBE TESTERS: Jackson and Hickok .... FREE

Both are in good condition but would need a little checkout under the hood.  Not much to go wrong with tube testers (just switches, wires and a single transformer), but invaluable when working with tube circuits! 

 

Hallicrafters S-38B SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS (two) … FREE

These two classics are ready for “getting them working”.  Real clean front, top and under the chassis.  Have full cap replacement kit for each.  Easy to get this classic post WWII shortwave receivers working and sitting on the mantle.  Have full docs on these.  Able to assist/guide the new owner.

 

AMERITRON AL-811H: 800W RF POWER AMP … $700

This one is current in service here on the bench and works great.  Original owner (me) and ‘like new’.  Simple (common) mod made for use also on 10-meter band.  Great for this new solar cycle we’re climbing into now!  Tubes a little soft (hence this great price) and ready to rock & roll.

 

Everything available for inspection and pick-up from my place here in Tellico Village.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

 


--
Bob Wilson - KK4XA


Thinning the Shack - pt 1

George N2APB
 

Hey all,

 

Doing some "thinning of the shack" here and offering deals to our club before going the usual routes elsewhere.  There’s something for just about everyone’s interests.  See attached pics along with related descriptions below.

 

TUBE TESTERS: Jackson and Hickok .... FREE

Both are in good condition but would need a little checkout under the hood.  Not much to go wrong with tube testers (just switches, wires and a single transformer), but invaluable when working with tube circuits! 

 

Hallicrafters S-38B SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS (two) … FREE

These two classics are ready for “getting them working”.  Real clean front, top and under the chassis.  Have full cap replacement kit for each.  Easy to get this classic post WWII shortwave receivers working and sitting on the mantle.  Have full docs on these.  Able to assist/guide the new owner.

 

AMERITRON AL-811H: 800W RF POWER AMP … $700

This one is current in service here on the bench and works great.  Original owner (me) and ‘like new’.  Simple (common) mod made for use also on 10-meter band.  Great for this new solar cycle we’re climbing into now!  Tubes a little soft (hence this great price) and ready to rock & roll.

 

Everything available for inspection and pick-up from my place here in Tellico Village.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

 


Re: CORRECTION!! — SAVE THE DATE!!!! // TLARC August Outdoor Fox Hunt, Pot Luck Dinner, and Meeting -- THURSDAY 19 Aug 21

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

All,

Please forgive the change already, but our TLARC “Summerfest” event actually is scheduled for THURSDAY 19 Aug 21.  Please change your calendars accordingly for this fun gathering next month.  All other planning-level information remains the same.  Thank you in advance for your understanding on this!!

73,
Chuck
N4CSF
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v/r, Chuck Sent from Gmail Mobile

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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


SAVE THE DATE!!!! // TLARC August Outdoor Fox Hunt, Pot Luck Dinner, and Meeting -- TUESDAY 17 Aug 21

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

TLARC Members and Guests,

Please mark your calendars for TLARC "Summerfest" on TUESDAY 17 Aug 21 at Tugaloo Beach in Tellico Village.  Yes, it's still July, but we wanted to get the word out early for this next exciting event.  The location is the Tellico Village Family Park on Tugaloo Lane, at the northern end of the cove adjacent to the Tellico Village Yacht Club and Marina.  Please note we are scheduling this gathering on TUESDAY, rather than our normal Wednesday meeting day, due to foreseen schedule conflicts.

The event will consist of a pot luck dinner, fox hunt, and the August General Meeting.  The fox hunt is scheduled to start at 5:30pm EDT.  A self-paced potluck dinner will run between 5:30pm and 7:00pm, and the meeting will follow at 7:00pm EDT.  All Club members, household members, and guests are invited.  Door prize chances will be available to all attendees.

Many more details and food/drink/supply sign-up opportunities will be provided as we draw closer to the event, but we wanted to distribute the calendar reminder now since TUESDAY 17 Aug 21 reflects an alternate meeting date to our normal schedule.  We look forward to seeing all of you there and will provide more information as it becomes available.  Thanks so much for all you do in support of TLARC!!
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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Re: INVITATION AND REMINDER: TLARC General Meeting, Wednesday, 21 Jul 21, At Z Fish House

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

All,

This is one last friendly reminder of our upcoming TLARC General Meeting on Wednesday evening, 21 Jul 21, at Z Fish House in Loudon.  The address is 846 Mulberry Street.  Dinner starts at 5:30pm EDT, and the meeting follows at 7:00pm EDT.

Also, please find attached the draft minutes from our 26 Jun 21 monthly meeting.  Please review them and comment as needed before this Wednesday's meeting.  Thank you, and have a great evening!

73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club

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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Tunnel to Towers 5K and walk, Sept 11, 2021

 

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73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: ISS Pass

Dean N4NLT Webb
 

Thanks David 


On Jul 15, 2021, at 11:51 AM, David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:


TLARC Space Cadets,

There will be a great pass of the ISS tonight from 9:29pm to 9:36pm with a maximum elevation of 77.7°

More information about the frequencies in use and modes of operation can be found here:

73
KF4DKW 
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ISS Pass

David Weikert
 

TLARC Space Cadets,

There will be a great pass of the ISS tonight from 9:29pm to 9:36pm with a maximum elevation of 77.7°

More information about the frequencies in use and modes of operation can be found here:

73
KF4DKW 


[SMARC] Ham desk available!!

 



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Bob Wilson-KK4XA <bobwilson3810@...>
Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 9:53 AM
Subject: [SMARC] Ham desk available!!
To: SMARC@groups.io W4OLB <SMARC@groups.io>


This Ham Desk is available from David N4AER who is remodeling his ham shack. The desk is specifically designed for Ham Radio Operations.  For more information contact me or David N4AER  His email is     hsdad94@...

73











Bob Wilson
KK4XA
Maryville, TN





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Bob Wilson-KK4XA






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73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


W1AW/KL7

Lou Devillon
 

Worked W1AW/KL7 today on 20M CW. Using 75 watts and an inverted Vee.

Lou K4ZRP


W1AW/KL7 to Serve as ARRL Headquarters Station for IARU Event

07/07/2021

W1AW/KL7 will be in Alaska to serve as the ARRL Headquarters (HQ) station for the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship competition on July 10 – 11.


INVITATION AND REMINDER: TLARC General Meeting, Wednesday, 21 Jul 21, At Z Fish House

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

TLARC Members and Guests,

 

Hello, everyone!  This is our invitation for you and your guests to attend the July face-to-face meeting on Wednesday night, 21 Jul 21 at Z Fish House in Loudon.  The specifics are as follows:

 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, 21 Jul 21; dinner at 5:30pm EDT with meeting to follow at the restaurant at 7:00pm EDT.
Location:  Z Fish House, 846 Mulberry Street (US 11), Loudon, TN  37774; please visit www.zfishhouse.net for directions and information.
Invitees:  TLARC members, partners/spouses, and guests.
Attire:  All attendees are encouraged to wear their TLARC t-shirts and name tags.
 

I intend to forward the draft minutes from our 26 Jun 21 monthly meeting for your review later this week.

 

Please join us for what will be a fun and informative meeting.  This month's Sharing/Elmer session is still being worked and will be announced once we know the details.  Thanks again for all you do, and we look forward to seeing you and your's on the 21st!

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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Re: REMINDER: TLARC Net/Zoom Meeting Wednesday Night, 14 Jul 21, 7:00 pm EDT

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

All,

My apologies the confusing date in the body of my previous reminder message.  The date of the Net/Zoom Meeting is 14 Jul 21.  Have a great Monday!

73,
Chuck
N4CSF


REMINDER: TLARC Net/Zoom Meeting Wednesday Night, 14 Jul 21, 7:00 pm EDT

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

TLARC Members and Guests,

Our next net/Zoom event is scheduled for Wednesday night, 7 Jul 21, at 7:00 PM EDT.  Please join us on the WB4BSC club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.  You can also join via ZOOM for a multi-mode communication experience during the net.  The Zoom access info includes:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: TLARC
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (New York)
+13017158592,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (Washington DC)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: 656767
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3LRmhHNQ.

The net convenes the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays each month.  Those interested in becoming a weekly "Net Control" may contact Net Chair Randy Kruszka WK9M, and he will provide you the necessary information, script, and guidance to get you started.  This is a great training opportunity to develop your basic emergency communications skills...make the most of it!  We look forward to meeting you on the air and via Zoom tonite.
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73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Re: Homebrew labels for projects

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

Cool !!

Thanks for sending


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On Sunday, July 11, 2021, 10:44:56 AM EDT, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:


FYI … I discovered a great method of creating labels on the computer that can be printed and applied to homebrew project boxes. I saw a tip in a recent Electric Radio article that pointed to the method that KG7TR uses on all his cool boatanchor projects … using WATER TRANSFER DECALS. 

He uses Visio (or any graphics program like PowerPoint) to design labels for Power, On, Off, Volume, AGC, etc. Then he prints them to a laser/inkjet printer using a product called laser “classic” clear water slide sheets come from Papilio.com.  Then he carefully cuts out the labels, soaks them in a small dish of warm water and applies them to the panel. Pat them dry and spray the panel with Krylon to protect. You can see details on the kg7tr.com website below under the heading of “home brewing tips”. 

So just as we put labels on model airplanes in the 60s, we can do it today on project panels, chassis, circuit boards and more.  Looks much better that just printing to transparent slides and pasting to a panel. 



Sample work … http://www.kg7tr.com/

73, George N2APB


Homebrew labels for projects

George N2APB
 

FYI … I discovered a great method of creating labels on the computer that can be printed and applied to homebrew project boxes. I saw a tip in a recent Electric Radio article that pointed to the method that KG7TR uses on all his cool boatanchor projects … using WATER TRANSFER DECALS. 

He uses Visio (or any graphics program like PowerPoint) to design labels for Power, On, Off, Volume, AGC, etc. Then he prints them to a laser/inkjet printer using a product called laser “classic” clear water slide sheets come from Papilio.com.  Then he carefully cuts out the labels, soaks them in a small dish of warm water and applies them to the panel. Pat them dry and spray the panel with Krylon to protect. You can see details on the kg7tr.com website below under the heading of “home brewing tips”. 

So just as we put labels on model airplanes in the 60s, we can do it today on project panels, chassis, circuit boards and more.  Looks much better that just printing to transparent slides and pasting to a panel. 



Sample work … http://www.kg7tr.com/

73, George N2APB


Re: Is Your Hamshack Getting Full?

Jeff Buffington N4POD
 

Dare I ask how much?  


On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 8:33 PM David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:
Is your hamshack getting full, want to expand?

Here is a diamond in the rough in Rockwood TN. It has a 120 foot tower included! Antennas not included, I took most of them down today. 😥

This is the old Roane County 911 Center. I am not affiliated with the realty company, I wish I was!

N1ESK, need a second ground tracking station? AC6ZM, need the ultimate contesting station?

73 all! Have a great weekend.

David Weikert
KF4DKW


Why are the local repeaters not getting used???

 

I saw this on one of the local groups I follow, and thought I would share this with you.....
73,
Mike, K4MJF



Why are the local repeaters not getting used?

I think we have to look no further than ourselves for the answers.

Amateur radio is a hobby of personal preferences, many modes, technical disciplines and personal interaction. It is and always has had a social element.
One of the complaints that I hear voiced is that there is no activity on the repeaters. No meaningful conversations. You don't need to be on the highest profile repeaters to enjoy a good conversation.

One friend of mine went through the Atlanta area last week and put his call out on every machine in the Atlanta area. Not a single person acknowledged his calls. So the non use of local repeaters is not just in our area.

Most of us have been around for a long time and can remember when virtually every repeater had activity especially during the morning and afternoon commute times and after dinner.
Times change and so do people. Work, family and other commitments cause the hobby to take a back seat. It creates a curve to speak of. Sometimes we just have to ride it out.

So if you just sit there and listen, or kerchunck the repeater and don't say a word....no one knows your out there. 

It's all up to you.

Have a great weekend,
George K4ETN


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73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

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