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ISS

mike wagner
 

FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Fri Dec 11 5:49 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 51 degrees, Appears: WNW, Disappears: SSE

Mike
KK6OKU 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


Radio Programming for the ISS Repeater using RT System software

 

Fellow Club Members,

I was sent this YouTube video on how to program your radio to use the repeater on the ISS. I know many have tried to do this with some success, and others have asked how to do it. Maybe this video will help explain it.

I know that I'll program my FT3 and use my dual band handheld beam to see if I can make contact..... how about you?!??

Good luck!!! And talk to you "on the air" soon!

73,
Mike, K4MJF


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


Re: Ham gear supplier

Tom Murphy
 

Hello Gary,
Richard and his team have doe a great job growing the business and taking care of Hams.     I bought a Yaesu 897D shack in a box (predessor to the 991A) from MTC about 10 years ago.    It's a good family run business that never compromised their principles that grew from an eBay seller to storefront in Paris, TX and now with a physical presence in Shrevesport MS serving all markets.   Good people.

Tom Murphy
865-320-3788

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Gary Stickel <garystickel@...>
Date: 12/10/20 12:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Ham gear supplier

Those two places also are my go-to places.  I didn’t know about their “price matching“ practice. I probably would have done that. But Good to know! Tnx, Mike.

Gary - K4RQT
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On Dec 10, 2020, at 11:38 AM, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:


DX Engineering and HRO will also match prices that you find elsewhere. Easy as asking. Either are "my go" to places to buy ham gear and accessories/parts. 

73,
Mike
K4MJF


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


Re: Ham gear supplier

Gary Stickel
 

Those two places also are my go-to places.  I didn’t know about their “price matching“ practice. I probably would have done that. But Good to know! Tnx, Mike.

Gary - K4RQT
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On Dec 10, 2020, at 11:38 AM, Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:


DX Engineering and HRO will also match prices that you find elsewhere. Easy as asking. Either are "my go" to places to buy ham gear and accessories/parts. 

73,
Mike
K4MJF


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


Re: Ham gear supplier

 

DX Engineering and HRO will also match prices that you find elsewhere. Easy as asking. Either are "my go" to places to buy ham gear and accessories/parts. 

73,
Mike
K4MJF


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


Ham gear supplier

Gary Stickel
 

Some of you already may be aware of this source, but for those of you who are not:
While searching for a desk microphone for my IC-7300 rig, I stumbled across a company in Paris,Texas called “Main Trading Company”. They reportedly are the largest ham gear retailer in Texas. They beat the competition on an Icom SM-30 microphone: $109.99 vs $129-$139 at all the other major outlets.
Oh, and free shipping too (I think over $100 - - but what costs less than $100 anymore??)

Just thought I’d share that with y’all.

https://www.mtcradio.com/
73,
Gary. K4RQT
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Holiday season TLARC radio and Zoom nets

David Andrews
 

Fellow TLARC’ers,

 

Happy holidays. Tonight was the last TLARC Radio Net and the last TLARC Zoom session for 2020. Holiday parties, and competing interests have our attentions elsewhere for the next few weeks. Incoming President Mike Wagner KK6OKU reports the next TLARC Radio Net will be on Wednesday evening, January 13, 2021. Mark your calendar and plan to sign on and let us know whether Santa gave you something nice or a giant lump of coal.

 

Warmest regards, David N1ESK


On the air.....

 

Good afternoon one and all,

For those with Yaesu System Fusion Digital capable radios, the W4WVJ 443.050 repeater is connected to WiresX through my gateway, and is currently connected to the America Link room 21080.

Please feel free to change the room, but please return it back to the America Link when you are done. 

73,
Mike, K4MJF



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


Spot the station

mike wagner
 

FRM:HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov
SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Wed Dec 09 5:47 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 43 degrees, Appears: NW, Disappears: ESE

Mike
KK6OKU 🦄
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


Re: 2020 TLARC Holiday Party

David Andrews
 

George, you’re on the list, thanks. ESK

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Sifnotis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:38 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] 2020 TLARC Holiday Party

 

Dave put me down for 2  george

-----Original Message-----
From: David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
To: TLARC@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Subject: [TLARC] 2020 TLARC Holiday Party

The year we all wish would just go away is almost over.

 

We have one more piece of business to address; the 2020 TLARC Holiday Party. As Sam KV4XY announced at the November meeting, we will meet at the Tanasi Bar & Grill starting at 5:30 PM, and place dinner orders off the menu at 6:00 PM. We have the separate dining room reserved for our needs. If you plan on attending, I ask that you send me an email at n1esk1@.... We will adjust the reservations based on the number of confirmed responses.

 

In light of the worsening COVID situation, the TLARC officers will review the COVID landscape in the days before the event, and we postpone or cancel the evening if conditions warrant.

 

Many thanks,

 

David Andrews, N1ESK, TLARC Secretary


Re: 2020 TLARC Holiday Party

George Sifnotis
 

Dave put me down for 2  george


-----Original Message-----
From: David Andrews <n1esk1@...>
To: TLARC@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Subject: [TLARC] 2020 TLARC Holiday Party

The year we all wish would just go away is almost over.
 
We have one more piece of business to address; the 2020 TLARC Holiday Party. As Sam KV4XY announced at the November meeting, we will meet at the Tanasi Bar & Grill starting at 5:30 PM, and place dinner orders off the menu at 6:00 PM. We have the separate dining room reserved for our needs. If you plan on attending, I ask that you send me an email at n1esk1@.... We will adjust the reservations based on the number of confirmed responses.
 
In light of the worsening COVID situation, the TLARC officers will review the COVID landscape in the days before the event, and we postpone or cancel the evening if conditions warrant.
 
Many thanks,
 
David Andrews, N1ESK, TLARC Secretary


Spot the station

mike wagner
 

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SUBJ:SpotTheStation
MSG:Time: Tue Dec 08 6:35 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 81 degrees, Appears: NW, Disappears: SE

Mike
KK6OKU
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
Loudon County ARES


Re: Anyone traveling to/thru Boston for the holidays?

George N2APB
 

Yeah, and it ended with “I’m the #1 ham from Tennessee”.

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 4:04 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Anyone traveling to/thru Boston for the holidays?

 

Didn't Dave Loggins sing a song about coming to Boston for the holidays and picking up ham gear?

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=youtube+please+come+to+boston+dave+loggins&t=ffnt&atb=v205-1&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DCprDx7B0TiE


Re: Anyone traveling to/thru Boston for the holidays?

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 


Isn't this the Truth About 2020

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Just don't hit my antenna!


Anyone traveling to/thru Boston for the holidays?

George N2APB
 

I am buying some ham gear that is a little too heavy to have sent via USPS
or UPS/FedEx. It's located just outside of Boston MA.

So I'm wondering if anyone here in TLARC knows of someone driving up to (or
past) Boston this holiday season that might be willing to pick it up and
bring it home to papa. There are three pieces that should be easy to fit in
a trunk alongside holiday gifts and you won't need to do any heavy lifting
on either side of the travel.

BTW, the profit for this gear is being donated (by the seller) to TLARC, so
that's who I'll be making the check out to!

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you know of a person who
knows a person ... I sure would love to find the ride for this beautiful
vintage ham radio gear.

Thanks & 73,

George N2APB



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QCX-mini, 5W CW Transceiver kit launch

George N2APB
 

Hey TLARCers,

 

Some of you might not yet have heard about the launch of a new and really exciting product from my good friend Hans Summers, G0UPL.  It is called the QCX-mini.  It is a low-cost CW transceiver kit that will fit in the palm of your hand when assembled.  See his announcement below for all the details.  This is by far the coolest kit around … and if you need assistance when building it, I offer my services, lab bench and whatever you need to get it together and working.

 

73, George N2APB

 

 

From: fpqrp@groups.io <fpqrp@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hans Summers
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:00 PM
To: fpqrp@groups.io
Subject: [fpqrp] QCX-mini, 5W CW Transceiver kit launch

 

Hi all

 

Many of you will already be aware of the QCX CW transceiver kit which was launched in August 2017, and evolved into the QCX+ in May 2020. To date, in total 11,568 of these kits have been sold (August 2017 to December 2020). 

 

I am pleased to announce the QCX-mini: all the same performance, functions, firmware and price of the original QCX/QCX+, but in a much smaller package, a perfect Christmas stocking gift! QCX-mini is now available costing $55 for the kit (same price as the QCX+). A beautifully CNC machined black-anodized extruded aluminium enclosure is available, with laser-etched lettering, for $20. The QCX+ TCXO option is $8.25 and is compatible with QCX-mini. Sturdy and small, it's cute in the shack or perfect for outdoor adventures. 

 

QCX-mini ordering shop: http://shop.qrp-labs.com/qcxmini

QCX-mini main info page: http://qrp-labs.com/qcxmini

 

We also will have assembled/tested/aligned/calibrated QCX-mini kits which can be pre-ordered now but probably will take several weeks to assemble since we will be busy handling QCX-mini kit order shipments as much as possible in time for Christmas. The Assembled radio pre-order page is: http://shop.qrp-labs.com/qcxminia

 

Special portable-friendly features:

  • Small size: 95 x 63 x 25mm enclosure (plus protrusions)
  • Yellow/green LCD module, sunlight viewable, backlight can be switched off
  • Low current consumption (for example 58mA receive current, with 12V supply and display backlight off)
  • Low weight, 202 grams
  • Sturdy extruded aluminium enclosure
  • All-metal BNC short connector, bolted to enclosure

In addition to all the standard QCX/QCX+ features:

  • Easy to build, two-board design, board with main circuit and connectors, display panel board with LCD; all-controls board-mounted on a press-out sub-board. No wiring, all controls and connectors are board-mounted
  • Professional quality double-sided, through-hole plated, silk-screen printed PCBs
  • Choice of single band, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 or 17m (160m, 15, 12, 10 and 6m are possible with component value changes)
  • Approximately 3-5W CW output (depending on supply voltage)
  • 7-16V recommended supply voltage
  • Class E power amplifier, transistors run cool
  • 7-element Low Pass Filter ensures regulatory compliance
  • CW envelope shaping to remove key clicks
  • High performance receiver with at least 50dB of unwanted sideband cancellation
  • 200Hz CW filter with no ringing
  • Si5351A Synthesized VFO with rotary encoder tuning
  • Iambic keyer or straight key option included in the firmware
  • Simple Digital Signal Processing assisted CW decoder, displayed real-time on-screen
  • On-screen S-meter
  • On-screen real time clock (not battery backed up)
  • Full or semi QSK operation using fast solid-state transmit/receive switching
  • Frequency presets, VFO A/B Split operation, RIT, configurable CW Offset
  • Configurable sidetone frequency and volume
  • Connectors: 2.1mm power barrel connector, 3.5mm keyer jack, 3.5mm stereo earphone jack, 3.5mm stereo jack for PTT, 3.5mm stereo jack for CAT control,  BNC RF output
  • Built-in test signal generator and alignment tools to complete simple set-up adjustments
  • Built-in test equipment: voltmeter, RF power meter, frequency counter, signal generator
  • Beacon mode, supporting automatic CW, FSKCW or WSPR operation
  • GPS interface for reference frequency calibration and time-keeping (for WSPR beacon)
  • CAT control interface
  • Optional 50W PA kit

A small daughtercard PCB has been included to facilitate easy modification to the uSDX software-defined SSB transceiver see https://groups.io/g/ucx (this modification is supported by the uSDX group, not QRP Labs). 

 

73 Hans G0UPL
http://qrp-labs.com


Re: Arecibo Dish Shutdown

TOM JENKINSON-WB7TLW
 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT IN PR ON MY MANY TRIPS

 

TOM

WB7TLW

 

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mikeljay
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:22 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Arecibo Dish Shutdown

 

https://volume.vox-cdn.com/52803da4-cf70-4a1a-aeb3-7a0e0f2c0588

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


Re: Arecibo Dish Shutdown

Sam Howard
 

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 5:22 PM Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

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


Fantastic solar eruption video

David Andrews
 

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