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Re: Rambling ...

Brad Smith
 

I get my cables from monoprice.com. Never had a problem.  Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Apr 12, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:


Ken,
Just curious while reading your e-mail to Clint. Did to use Monster cables
to solve your problem? If not then what? I am still in the process of setting
up a lot of things for my station including the low bands and the SATS.
Thanks,


Jerry...W8RQM



On Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:35:57 AM EDT, Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:


Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Re: Rambling ...

Jer W
 

Ken,
Just curious while reading your e-mail to Clint. Did to use Monster cables
to solve your problem? If not then what? I am still in the process of setting
up a lot of things for my station including the low bands and the SATS.
Thanks,


Jerry...W8RQM



On Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:35:57 AM EDT, Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:


Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Re: Rambling ...

Ken Campbell
 

Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Rambling ...

Clint Bradford
 

Watching Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and Scott Kelly (astronaut) discuss life on 
the Yuri's Night celebration online.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXtw5pvjr0

My contribution to "life" today? "Don't purchase cheap HDMI cables."

Troubleshooting a "flickering screen" problem with a Raspberry Pi 3 
setup. Screen was flickering. Couldn't access settings on it, with all 
the flickering. Tried getting in to Samsung monitor's settings, re-boots, 
all sorts of stuff.

It was a bad HDMI cable. Swapped it - and all is perfect. Old cable destroyed.

No more bargain basement "deals" - but not Monster(tm)-priced, either. Find 
a reputable source ...

Back to self-isolation ...

Clint


Re: Chris Cassidy KF5KDR

Dave Pechey
 

I met Chris Cassidy when I was in Afganistan and he was a Navy Seal Commander. 

Thanks,

David Pechey
WX2CIB
513 State Highway 184
Heuvelton, NY 13654
(315) 323-9196 Cell

Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wx2cib

Q Net - 146.925- (daily 1830 EST) 

Interested in weather? How about becoming a Skywarn spotter or a CoCoRaHS observer?

Skywarn Spotter program of the National Weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/ 

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network: http://www.cocorahs.org/

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020, 14:12 Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
  April 06, 2020 
RELEASE M20-045
NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station
Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (right) pose for pictures April 3 in front of their Soyuz spacecraft as part of their prelaunch activities. They will launch April 9 on the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from Baikonur on April 9 for a six-and-a-half-month mission on the International Space Station.
Credits: Roscosmos
 

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.

 

Cassidy, and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are set to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. Kazakhstan time). The four-orbit, six-hour journey to the space station will be the third flight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.

 

The new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m.They will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

 

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the six crew members will greet each other.

 

Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner will become part of the Expedition 62 crew. Cassidy will become Expedition 63 commander upon the departure of Skripochka, Morgan and Meir. A change of command ceremony is planned for Wednesday, April 15.

 

Coverage of launch and docking activities is as follows (all times EDT):

·      3 a.m. – Soyuz MS-16 launch coverage (launch at 4:05 a.m.)

·      9:30 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 10:15 a.m.)

·      Noon – Hatch opening and welcome coverage

 

The crew members of Expedition 63 will be onboard to welcome NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are slated to arrive on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, currently targeted to launch no earlier than mid-to-late May.

 

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

 

Keep up with research conducting in the unique laboratory on the International Space Station, at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/iss-science

 

http://www.twitter.com/ISS_Research

 

Get the latest space station crew news, images and features on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

 

-end-

 

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Chris Cassidy KF5KDR

Clint Bradford
 

  April 06, 2020 
RELEASE M20-045
NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station
Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (right) pose for pictures April 3 in front of their Soyuz spacecraft as part of their prelaunch activities. They will launch April 9 on the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from Baikonur on April 9 for a six-and-a-half-month mission on the International Space Station.
Credits: Roscosmos

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.

 

Cassidy, and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are set to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. Kazakhstan time). The four-orbit, six-hour journey to the space station will be the third flight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.

 

The new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m.They will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

 

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the six crew members will greet each other.

 

Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner will become part of the Expedition 62 crew. Cassidy will become Expedition 63 commander upon the departure of Skripochka, Morgan and Meir. A change of command ceremony is planned for Wednesday, April 15.

 

Coverage of launch and docking activities is as follows (all times EDT):

·      3 a.m. – Soyuz MS-16 launch coverage (launch at 4:05 a.m.)

·      9:30 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 10:15 a.m.)

·      Noon – Hatch opening and welcome coverage

 

The crew members of Expedition 63 will be onboard to welcome NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are slated to arrive on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, currently targeted to launch no earlier than mid-to-late May.

 

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

 

Keep up with research conducting in the unique laboratory on the International Space Station, at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/iss-science

 

http://www.twitter.com/ISS_Research

 

Get the latest space station crew news, images and features on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

 

-end-

 

Press Contacts

 

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4997
stephanie.schierholz@...

 

Courtney Beasley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
courtney.m.beasley@...

 

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Re: ARALB - Long Beach - Zoom Club Meeting 04/03

KC9REN
 

Darn I missed the Zoom meeting. I just forgot. Hopefully there will be future video conferences.
73,
Dean KC9REN


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Jer W
 

Thanks Clint, but I am not familiar with the Z1.
Jerry...W8RQM 


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 0:50, Clint Bradford via groups.io
<clintbradford@...> wrote:
I remember the Z1 working well on SO-50 - with its 440 downlink and 2M uplink ...

Definitely try the Z1 when it comes back - I would hate to see you purchase a new Kenwood TH-D72a just for a couple FM satellites!

Clint


NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Clint Bradford
 

Dragon's departure from the International Space Station has been
rescheduled to Tuesday, April 7.

NASA TV coverage begins at 8:45 a.m. EDT.


Increased or Decreased Satellite Work? #poll

Clint Bradford
 

With almost the entire country changing daily routines, how has your 
amateur radio satellite activity changed?

Thank you for voting. Results will be available when the poll is closed.



Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Clint Bradford
 

I remember the Z1 working well on SO-50 - with its 440 downlink and 2M uplink ...

Definitely try the Z1 when it comes back - I would hate to see you purchase a new Kenwood TH-D72a just for a couple FM satellites!

Clint


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Tim L
 

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 05:05 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
Kenwood TH-D72A
Hi Clint, you seem to be the HT GURU. i just picked up a Icom IC-Z1a but unfortunately the seller misrepresented the radio and when I got it the radio had intermittent problems. i sent it out to a repair tech and I am waiting on the result. Anyway with your vast experience with HT's do you think the Z1a is a good full duplex option? I enjoy working the FM birds and currently use one of my 817's and a Arrow II but i would like to try full duplex. I could add my 2nd 817 to the mix bt i think that would just complicate things. I also have a Kenwood V71A that i have dedicated to being a Echolink node but could put that in play as well ( that would not be much larger of a total package than the 817). SO if my new Z1a icomes back repaired do you think i should use that as my full duples radio or maybe the D772?    


Re: Yaesu FT-60R versus FT-65R

Jerry Rappel
 

2nd owner, all accessories with it, case, mic charger etc


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 8:24 PM Jerry Rappel via groups.io <ww0ejar=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>> I use the Yaesu FT-530.
>> Jerry  WW0E

Wow - THERE’S a classic HT! Are you the original owner?

Clint




Re: Yaesu FT-60R versus FT-65R

Jerry Rappel
 

>> I use the Yaesu FT-530.
>> Jerry  WW0E

Wow - THERE’S a classic HT! Are you the original owner?

Clint




ARALB - Long Beach - Zoom Club Meeting 04/03

Clint Bradford
 

Diana Feinberg AI6DF  The Government-Affiliated Disaster Amateur Radio Groups of Los Angeles County 
  My topic is "The Government-Affiliated Disaster Amateur Radio Groups of Los Angeles County"...covering the nearly 30 cities with their own emergency ham radio group plus several large Countywide radio groups.

  Diana AI6DF has been extensively involved with amateur radio emergency communications since 2006 in the Los Angeles County Disaster Communication Service.  She has served since 2009 as leader of the DCS group at the Lomita and South Los Angeles Sheriff Stations and since 2015 as countywide Training Officer for the entire DCS organization.
  Additionally, she has been President of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club since 2012 and ARRL Los Angeles Section Manager since mid-2016.   She lives in an antenna-restricted neighborhood near the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s crest but has worked 95 DX entities using indoor wire dipole antennas in an upstairs bedroom.  On the public service front she has operated at many events, including as lead net control operator for amateur radio’s coverage of the 2015-2020 Los Angeles Marathons.
  Professionally, she retired in 1998 after serving 24 years in managerial and executive positions at three large consumer products corporations.  After finally being able to “get a life” she then got into ham radio, which became her second life.


Date:       Friday, April 3, 2020
Time:      7:00 pm
Location: Zoom Video Conference
                https://zoom.us/j/698506379
                Meeting ID: 698 506 379

 


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Clint Bradford
 

>> ... Kenwood TH-D72A best HT.

Only currently manufactured HT that does V/U and U/V true full-duplex well? Absolutely.

But the '72 adds a lot more modes - and is in a different class ... (MY rules ... (g))

Same number of memories. '72 has EIGHT character alphanumerics, vs. SIX on the '60.

Properly maintained, the battery pack for the '72 will last about ONE-THIRD the number of discharge-charge cycles as the '60's NiMH pack.

FT-60R has much greater receive range.

Only 2W TX power with optional BT-15 AA case on the '72. And you can NOT use NiMH 
in the BT - according to Kenwood manual - page 2.

The FT-60R is an amazing HT ...

Clint


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Jer W
 

Clint,
Kenwood TH-D72A best HT.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:48:31 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


I am receiving a bunch of emails and messages and telephone calls - and a lot of
Facebook inquiries - wanting to know what the BEST HT is ...

Of course, there is no universally proper answer. MY "first" HTs were a pair of 
Standard C-288a units. Yes - 220-only radios. BUT - they did exactly what I 
needed from them at that time (American Red Cross work, and accessing 
several other 220 repeaters in my region). 

SO ... I smile when I see ANYONE try to answer, "What's the BEST?" - when 
they haven't asked, "What is popular in YOUR region?" And if the questioner 
doesn't know what is going on, they need to be referred to a local club's 
Web site for LOCAL info. One of the best resources for club info is the "Club 
Search" link at http://www.arrl.org - plug in your Zip Code and find quality 
clubs nearby. MOST have links to Web sites - especially important now that 
many clubs are not conducting "regular" meetings.

WITH ALL THAT SAID, if one determines they want a solid, proven 2M/440 
FM HT, the Yaesu FT-60R is one whose feature set remains un-matched in 
the amateur radio industry. Here's my "canned" reply ...

=============================================

The Yaesu FT-60R is a GREAT value for anyone looking for a solid 2M/440 handheld. The FT-60R debuted at Dayton in 2004. It was a great bargain then - and remains so today. Among its features ...

-1,000 memories

-receives (essentially) 108mHz to a gig (even AM air)

-large, legible display

-easy to manually program (one-page cheat sheet at k6lcs dot com)

-bulletproof case design*

-strongest belt clip of any ham HT chassis on the market

-great receive audio

... as well as a unique battery setup: You can use the optional FBA-25 AA case with either NiMH cells or alkalines, and have full TX power available! NOTHING from Baofeng comes close to the ease of use and quality and construction. 
 
- Clint Bradford K6LCS 
 
*- OK, the FT-60R isn’t truly “bulletproof.” But several of my audiences have seen me toss one across the stage - literally - during my presentations to show that they stand up to a little abuse ... Do not try that at home, though. Send email or call (909) 999-SATS with any questions!

/end/



Dirtiest Item in Your House/Shack?

Clint Bradford
 

Clean your mouse and keyboards! Although Mac-centric, this article applicable to all ...

Macworld: https://www.macworld.com/article/3318301/how-to-clean-your-macs-keyboard-display-and-more.html


Yaesu FT-60R versus FT-65R

Clint Bradford
 

I just talked to a fellow ham who was considering the Yaesu FT-65 HT. 
A radio labelled "65" must be better than a "60," right?
 
Not necessarily.
 
The FT-60R has 1,000 memories. The '65 - about 800 fewer.
 
The FT-60R receives - essentially - 108-to-a-gig. INCLUDING AM aircraft 
receiving. The '65 receives 136-174 and 400-480.
 
The included battery pack with the FT-60R - properly maintained - will 
provide about 1,000 discharge-charge cycles. The pack with the '65? 
About 300.
 
In reading the two manuals for the FT-65, they describe unusual splits 
within the same band - but not the capability to program 2M / 440 split 
in a single memory (like the FT-60R will) for working the voice FM satellites.
 
The FT-60R has the optional FBA-25 AA alkaline case. Populate it with AA 
alkalines or AA NiMH cells, and you have full TX power available (if really 
needed). No such accessory s available from Yaesu for the FT-65.
 
BUT - The FT-65 has an LED flashlight! It will blink out "S O S" for you, too! 
And the '65 receives the commercial FM broadcast band …
 
Clint Bradford K6LCS


What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Clint Bradford
 

I am receiving a bunch of emails and messages and telephone calls - and a lot of
Facebook inquiries - wanting to know what the BEST HT is ...

Of course, there is no universally proper answer. MY "first" HTs were a pair of 
Standard C-288a units. Yes - 220-only radios. BUT - they did exactly what I 
needed from them at that time (American Red Cross work, and accessing 
several other 220 repeaters in my region). 

SO ... I smile when I see ANYONE try to answer, "What's the BEST?" - when 
they haven't asked, "What is popular in YOUR region?" And if the questioner 
doesn't know what is going on, they need to be referred to a local club's 
Web site for LOCAL info. One of the best resources for club info is the "Club 
Search" link at http://www.arrl.org - plug in your Zip Code and find quality 
clubs nearby. MOST have links to Web sites - especially important now that 
many clubs are not conducting "regular" meetings.

WITH ALL THAT SAID, if one determines they want a solid, proven 2M/440 
FM HT, the Yaesu FT-60R is one whose feature set remains un-matched in 
the amateur radio industry. Here's my "canned" reply ...

=============================================

The Yaesu FT-60R is a GREAT value for anyone looking for a solid 2M/440 handheld. The FT-60R debuted at Dayton in 2004. It was a great bargain then - and remains so today. Among its features ...

-1,000 memories

-receives (essentially) 108mHz to a gig (even AM air)

-large, legible display

-easy to manually program (one-page cheat sheet at k6lcs dot com)

-bulletproof case design*

-strongest belt clip of any ham HT chassis on the market

-great receive audio

... as well as a unique battery setup: You can use the optional FBA-25 AA case with either NiMH cells or alkalines, and have full TX power available! NOTHING from Baofeng comes close to the ease of use and quality and construction. 
 
- Clint Bradford K6LCS 
 
*- OK, the FT-60R isn’t truly “bulletproof.” But several of my audiences have seen me toss one across the stage - literally - during my presentations to show that they stand up to a little abuse ... Do not try that at home, though. Send email or call (909) 999-SATS with any questions!

/end/