Date   

Re: Fw: [cwops] ZoomT Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

George N2APB
 

PS: I forgot to end one sentence in my recap below. Meant to say that there is 45 minutes of good Q&A once the presentation get to 1-hour mark.  Good stuff!

George N2APB

On Oct 16, 2020, at 1:12 PM, George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:



Juan,

 

Thank you, thank you, *thank you!*  I just finished watching this antenna presentation by Kevan Nason N4XL and it is terrific for helping to understand and optimize vertical antenna system performance.  While he illustrates using vertical antennas built for the lower bands (80m and 160m), the principles are applicable to higher bands that many of us have (40-10m).

 

Kevan uses many charts and graphs excerpted from other references to illustrate his points … But N4XL provides great added value by telling viewers what the ‘takeaway’ is for each diagram. 

 

The discussion points are:

Antenna lengths, radials (#, length, elevated, buried, diameter, folded v. straight), ATUs (at base v. in shack), feedlines, baluns, near-field vs far-field efficiency, SWR, phasing, and overall ‘system’ performance.  And again, each of these discussion points is illustrated by his use of charts and annotations showing ‘what this chart means’.

 

Many of us merely put up a given vertical antenna (e.g., a Hustler BTV6 or just a wire up into the trees as N4XL uses, but Kevan is an avid DXer and a contester, which tells me that he looks for ways to improve and/or optimize all parts of his station. 

 

A great takeaway for me was his illustrating the antenna system as a series circuit of three resistors being fed by the RF power delivered by the transmitter:

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This mental image of the antenna illustrates how/why you want to maximize your radiation resistance (radiated power) and minimize the losses.  Kevan points out that one can have a ‘good’ SWR while having most of the power merely being sent into the ground! … Hence a good SWR is not a good indicator of antenna efficiency, and he describes why.

 

The presentation started out a little slow during introduction, but it really picked up steam around the 10-minute mark, which was the point at which I was hooked and started taking notes like crazy!   The presentation portion ends at the 1-hour mark, and there is another 45 minutes of (good)

 

To all:  Be sure to watch this presentation.  I guarantee you’ll also find some good takeaways!

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:28 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

TLARC Members,

 

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 

Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.

The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

 

Juan

AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

 

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

 

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL

 

 

I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

 

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

 

Other contest clubs with members present were:

• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)

• 599 DX Association

• Tennessee Contest Group

• Florida Contest Group

• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)

• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)

• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)

• Maritime Contest Club

• North Texas Contest Club

(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

 

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)

President, Deep Dixie Contest Club

visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 

------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO

    National Center for Technology Planning

    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803

    662.321.0677 (Cell)

**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **

Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University

------------------------------------------------------------

 


Re: Fw: [cwops] ZoomT Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

George N2APB
 

Juan,

 

Thank you, thank you, *thank you!*  I just finished watching this antenna presentation by Kevan Nason N4XL and it is terrific for helping to understand and optimize vertical antenna system performance.  While he illustrates using vertical antennas built for the lower bands (80m and 160m), the principles are applicable to higher bands that many of us have (40-10m).

 

Kevan uses many charts and graphs excerpted from other references to illustrate his points … But N4XL provides great added value by telling viewers what the ‘takeaway’ is for each diagram. 

 

The discussion points are:

Antenna lengths, radials (#, length, elevated, buried, diameter, folded v. straight), ATUs (at base v. in shack), feedlines, baluns, near-field vs far-field efficiency, SWR, phasing, and overall ‘system’ performance.  And again, each of these discussion points is illustrated by his use of charts and annotations showing ‘what this chart means’.

 

Many of us merely put up a given vertical antenna (e.g., a Hustler BTV6 or just a wire up into the trees as N4XL uses, but Kevan is an avid DXer and a contester, which tells me that he looks for ways to improve and/or optimize all parts of his station. 

 

A great takeaway for me was his illustrating the antenna system as a series circuit of three resistors being fed by the RF power delivered by the transmitter:

This mental image of the antenna illustrates how/why you want to maximize your radiation resistance (radiated power) and minimize the losses.  Kevan points out that one can have a ‘good’ SWR while having most of the power merely being sent into the ground! … Hence a good SWR is not a good indicator of antenna efficiency, and he describes why.

 

The presentation started out a little slow during introduction, but it really picked up steam around the 10-minute mark, which was the point at which I was hooked and started taking notes like crazy!   The presentation portion ends at the 1-hour mark, and there is another 45 minutes of (good)

 

To all:  Be sure to watch this presentation.  I guarantee you’ll also find some good takeaways!

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:28 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

TLARC Members,

 

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 

Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.

The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

 

Juan

AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

 

Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

 

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

 

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL

 

 

I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

 

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

 

Other contest clubs with members present were:

• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)

• 599 DX Association

• Tennessee Contest Group

• Florida Contest Group

• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)

• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)

• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)

• Maritime Contest Club

• North Texas Contest Club

(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

 

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)

President, Deep Dixie Contest Club

visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 

------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO

    National Center for Technology Planning

    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803

    662.321.0677 (Cell)

**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **

Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University

------------------------------------------------------------

 


Re: Contest Season

Juan Lopez
 

Roger, thanks.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Barry Johnson K8NWB via groups.io <callisto989@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:13:06 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Contest Season
 
I won't be here from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, on Friday afternoon so plan accordingly
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

Barry Johnson K8NWB
 

I won't be here from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, on Friday afternoon so plan accordingly

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

 

 


Fw: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Members,

For anyone that missed it, this was a great program. 
Courtesy of the Deep Dixie Contest Club.
The you tube link of the recording is available in the message below.

Juan
AC6ZM


From: main@cwops.groups.io <main@cwops.groups.io> on behalf of Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 12:43 PM
To: ddcc@groups.io <ddcc@groups.io>
Subject: [cwops] Zoom™ Recording of N4XL's excellent presentation available now
 
Deep Dixie CC family (and others)—

I am pleased to announce that the recording of Kevan Nason’s excellent presentation last night is now available for viewing via our DDCC YouTube channel.

Presentation title:  Low Band Vertical Antenna Decisions at N4XL


I’m interested to get your feedback on what you think about the presentation, as well as suggestions for how we might improve what we deliver.

Thanks to all the various contest clubs represented last night.  If you are a member of any of these clubs, please make sure your members know how to find this valuable information.  Share widely among your ham radio friends, please.

Other contest clubs with members present were:
• Dallas-Fort Worth Contest Group (DFWCG)
• 599 DX Association
• Tennessee Contest Group
• Florida Contest Group
• Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC)
• Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC)
• Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC)
• Maritime Contest Club
• North Texas Contest Club
(I believe I included them all.  If I omitted your club, I apologize)

—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)
President, Deep Dixie Contest Club
visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site 
------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO
    National Center for Technology Planning
    P. O. Box 2393 -- Tupelo, MS  38803
    662.321.0677 (Cell)
**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **
Assoc. Prof. (Ret.), Mississippi State University
------------------------------------------------------------


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

David Andrews
 

Correct, October 21. Sorry for not including the date.

 

David

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Ressler
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] October monthly meeting is coming up

 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

 

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

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

--

Chaser


--
KD8LHZ 


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

michael J. foley
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Eric Ressler
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] October monthly meeting is coming up

 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

 

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

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

--

Chaser


--
KD8LHZ 

 


Re: October monthly meeting is coming up

Eric Ressler
 

Will it be this coming Wednesday?

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

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

--
Chaser

--
KD8LHZ 


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
 

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

-----------------------

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.

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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




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