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[Packrats] Roving and FT8

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 3:47 pm
Subject: Fwd: [Packrats] Roving and FT8

Just thought you'd like to see this...

There's been some discussion on the Packrat's email list of FT8 and how it's used during VHF/UHF contests.  Here Joe Taylor answers some of the questions.  More or less a statement of how he uses VHF/UHF during contests and otherwise -- and the decline of QSO's made during contests.

Mark  WA3QVU


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Taylor <joe@...>
To: Packrats Reflector <packrats@...>
Cc: NEWS Reflector <newsvhf@...>
Sent: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 5:55 pm
Subject: Re: [Packrats] Roving and FT8

Dear fellow PackRats and friends,

I'm happy to see some real discussion of about the effect of FT8 (and
other digital modes) on VHF+ contests, Roving, and other types of VHF+
activity.  Such discussion, and planning for future events, is good.

I don't have much new to say on the subjects under discussion, but it
might be useful to summarize a few facts that have been known for a long
time.

1. Contests evolve over time.

2. In the early years of this century it was possible for big stations
in or near FN20 to work 500 - 700 QSOs on either 50 or 144 MHz (or both)
in the January VHF SS.

3. By around 2007 the best 6m and 2m numbers were in the 400-500 QSO range.

4. By 2011 and up to the present, the best 6m and 2m totals are in the
300's.

5. None of this decline had anything to do with FSK441, JT65, MSK144,
FT8, or any other digital mode.  The first three of these modes have
been interesting oddities in VHF contests, starting 2001, but have never
been major players in these events.  FT8 was born in July 2017.

6. Yes, in recent years I have reported here several times that I worked
XXX stations in YYY sections, all (or nearly all) using digital modes.
I do this because I enjoy it.

7. I have never recommended that anyone else should operate VHF contests
in any particular way.  FT8 and other digital modes in WSJT-X are freely
offered tools for weak-signal hamming.  They are very good at some
things, not so good for others.  Obviously, every operator should do
what he or she likes best, in contests and otherwise.

    -- 73, Joe, K1JT


>> Separate email <<

PS, while I think of it.

I should have mentioned that in this mid-Atlantic region, at least,
since around 2000 the available contest QSOs on 222 MHz and higher have
decreased in a similar way to the totals on 6 and 2 meters.  Once again,
the decrease had nothing to do with digital modes.  In particular, it
came long before the advent of FT8.


    -- Joe, K1JT

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Re: Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

Mark Hinkel
 

FYI... 
Last Man Standing producer John Amodeo on Youtube;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A44yVT7WKE


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel via groups.io <mrhinkel@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

The West coast will be connecting thru the Papa System, one of the oldest or maybe the oldest D-star repeater links.  K3PDR is probably the oldest on the East Coast.  Let's think about this a minute...  Can or does PDRA want to make this a club event or at least connect-up during certain times of the day.  (with or w/o pre-scheduled linking)

I have no idea what will happen to the TV set ???  This could be the last time anyone will connect to KA6LMS.

Mark  WA3QVU



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Fisher AJ3DI <jedijf@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

On 1/23/21, John Coupe via groups.io <JCoupejr=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
> I would suggest thier is no need to change the repeater steering, since
> anyone who wants to contact them can simply change the repeater
> themselves.

<happy_dance>
INDEED, use the functionality of the digital modes, their radios, and
the license of the operator.
</happy_dance>

++ JACK

--
jim fisher
Jedijf
AJ3DI
www.aj3di.com
HamshackHotline ext: 14423
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
  --  Jedi Master Yoda






Re: Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

Mark Hinkel
 

The West coast will be connecting thru the Papa System, one of the oldest or maybe the oldest D-star repeater links.  K3PDR is probably the oldest on the East Coast.  Let's think about this a minute...  Can or does PDRA want to make this a club event or at least connect-up during certain times of the day.  (with or w/o pre-scheduled linking)

I have no idea what will happen to the TV set ???  This could be the last time anyone will connect to KA6LMS.

Mark  WA3QVU



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Fisher AJ3DI <jedijf@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

On 1/23/21, John Coupe via groups.io <JCoupejr=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
> I would suggest thier is no need to change the repeater steering, since
> anyone who wants to contact them can simply change the repeater
> themselves.

<happy_dance>
INDEED, use the functionality of the digital modes, their radios, and
the license of the operator.
</happy_dance>

++ JACK

--
jim fisher
Jedijf
AJ3DI
www.aj3di.com
HamshackHotline ext: 14423
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
  --  Jedi Master Yoda






Re: Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

Jim Fisher AJ3DI
 

On 1/23/21, John Coupe via groups.io <JCoupejr@...> wrote:
I would suggest thier is no need to change the repeater steering, since
anyone who wants to contact them can simply change the repeater
themselves.
<happy_dance>
INDEED, use the functionality of the digital modes, their radios, and
the license of the operator.
</happy_dance>

++ JACK

--
jim fisher
Jedijf
AJ3DI
www.aj3di.com
HamshackHotline ext: 14423
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
-- Jedi Master Yoda


Re: Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

John Coupe
 

I would suggest thier is no need to change the repeater steering, since anyone who wants to contact them can simply change the repeater themselves.

Jack 
WA3BXH



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Hinkel via groups.io" <mrhinkel@...>
Date: 1/23/21 12:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: [k3pdr] Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

Picked this up on Facebook... do we (should we or can we) schedule the D-star repeater for alternate reflectors that week? See below...

Mark WA3QVU

>> Cut and Paste from FB <<

KA6LMS – Special Radio Event
The Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club is joining with a team of seasoned special-event operators around the United States to present a multi-band, multi-mode special event celebrating the prime-time network TV show for its positive and accurate portrayal of amateur radio.

During its nine seasons, the Last Man Standing ARC operated as KA6LMS from real radios on the set during production breaks, making thousands of contacts with the show’s amateur radio fans.

The special-event team includes the Long Island, N.Y.-based Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, the 12 Days of Christmas and the K2Heroes teams.

DMR operation and DSTAR on REF012A will be courtesy of the Los Angeles based PAPA Repeater system.  DSTAR on REF030B will be courtesy of Georgia DSTAR.

The intent is to operate on as many bands and modes as possible, including SSB, CW, and several digital modes.  Satellite and repeater operation is also encouraged. 

A number of Bonus Stations with special 1-by-1 call signs and KA6LMS /(Call Area) guest operators will be positioned around the country to increase access to the event.  When the actual “on-set” radios are in operation, the Bonus Stations may act as relays to assist in contacting KA6LMS.
Participating stations may download a QSL certificate.  A special, “Clean Sweep” certificate will be available for those who qualify.

KA6LMS and a number of affiliated stations will livestream their operations.  At times, the AmateurLogic.TV team will pick up video feeds from active stations to provide commentary and context.

The event will start at 00:00 UTC on March 24, 2021 and end at 23:59 UTC on March 30, 2021, the last day of shooting for the show, which is concluding its long, successful run. 

Operations will always be spotted online.  More information will follow.

Contact: Lou Maggio NO2C at lou_maggio@...


Special Event "Last Man Standing" - March 24th to 30th

Mark Hinkel
 

Picked this up on Facebook... do we (should we or can we) schedule the D-star repeater for alternate reflectors that week? See below...

Mark WA3QVU

>> Cut and Paste from FB <<

KA6LMS – Special Radio Event
The Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club is joining with a team of seasoned special-event operators around the United States to present a multi-band, multi-mode special event celebrating the prime-time network TV show for its positive and accurate portrayal of amateur radio.

During its nine seasons, the Last Man Standing ARC operated as KA6LMS from real radios on the set during production breaks, making thousands of contacts with the show’s amateur radio fans.

The special-event team includes the Long Island, N.Y.-based Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, the 12 Days of Christmas and the K2Heroes teams.

DMR operation and DSTAR on REF012A will be courtesy of the Los Angeles based PAPA Repeater system.  DSTAR on REF030B will be courtesy of Georgia DSTAR.

The intent is to operate on as many bands and modes as possible, including SSB, CW, and several digital modes.  Satellite and repeater operation is also encouraged. 

A number of Bonus Stations with special 1-by-1 call signs and KA6LMS /(Call Area) guest operators will be positioned around the country to increase access to the event.  When the actual “on-set” radios are in operation, the Bonus Stations may act as relays to assist in contacting KA6LMS.
Participating stations may download a QSL certificate.  A special, “Clean Sweep” certificate will be available for those who qualify.

KA6LMS and a number of affiliated stations will livestream their operations.  At times, the AmateurLogic.TV team will pick up video feeds from active stations to provide commentary and context.

The event will start at 00:00 UTC on March 24, 2021 and end at 23:59 UTC on March 30, 2021, the last day of shooting for the show, which is concluding its long, successful run. 

Operations will always be spotted online.  More information will follow.

Contact: Lou Maggio NO2C at lou_maggio@...


Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,

Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  See link at the bottom of this email.

I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.  Attached is a doc file with items from the W3AEH estate.  Dave has some items up in Telford and I have some here in Willow Grove.  These are from an estate, prices listed are "or best offer". 

I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.

I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 
1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.
1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.
2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 
3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.
5;  No number 5, four is enough.

Mark  WA3QVU


Thank you to Steve (KB3ORG - PWA President) for allowing us to use his paid Zoom account so we don't run up against the 40 minute time-out. 

Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 19, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99277623559?pwd=aFpTRDduakVONmdDT3FVcFA3c0pwdz09

Meeting ID: 992 7762 3559
Passcode: 011921

You do not need to wait for the admin to let you in, but your mic is automatically muted.  Only people from the United States are allowed in...  All else is blocked. 



[dstar-admins] RootG3 trust server down

Stanley Hess
 

Please be advised....

--Stan   N3KDA


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Brian Roode
Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:16 PM
Subject: [dstar-admins] RootG3 trust server down
To: <dstar-admins@groups.io>


Hello,

The Trust Server has suffered a failure and is offline until further notice. 

Brian
NJ6N









Re: Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Jim McCusker (K3YO)
 

Chuck,

It's probably best to point people to the main MontCo web page that links to the 3rd party sign-up form.  If MontoCo makes changes to the form they may end up pointing to a different form page than the one you listed.   Here's the main MontCo page that has the link (orange button on page):


73,

Jim


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 1:39 PM Chuck Farrell, W3AFV <chuckffarrell@...> wrote:
Montgomery County just opened a website for you to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination for Phase 1B and 1C. That’s everyone age 65 or older or those younger with pre-existing conditions.

https://veoci.com/v/p/form/n8e5ry45jw8y#tab=entryForm

It asks your name, birthday, address, phone number and, I assume, your pre-existing conditions if you are under age 65. If you are not sure which phase you fall in, sign up anyway and they will determine your eligibility.


The site is for people who live or work in Montgomery County.


Once you register you will receive an email from Veoci saying you will be contacted with a vaccine appointment link when they have available vaccine supplies. It says this may take up to a month or longer.


There is more information on the MontCo website


Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Chuck Farrell, W3AFV <chuckffarrell@...>
 
Edited

Montgomery County just opened a website for you to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination for Phase 1B and 1C. That’s everyone age 65 or older or those younger with pre-existing conditions.

https://www.montcopa.org/3660/COVID-19-Vaccine

It asks your name, birthday, address, phone number and, I assume, your pre-existing conditions if you are under age 65. If you are not sure which phase you fall in, sign up anyway and they will determine your eligibility.


The site is for people who live or work in Montgomery County.


Once you register you will receive an email from Veoci saying you will be contacted with a vaccine appointment link when they have available vaccine supplies. It says this may take up to a month or longer.


There is more information on the MontCo website


Re: Harvey D. Kolodner - Remember My Journey

Mark Hinkel
 

Harvey's funeral was Monday this week;  His daughter Lizzy gave a very good Eulogy of her father which is at the bottom of the link.  Read it, you'll remember something about Harvey as you do.

https://www.remembermyjourney.com/Memorial/20995060

Mark  WA3QVU


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel via groups.io <mrhinkel@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Dec 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Subject: [k3pdr] Harvey D. Kolodner - Remember My Journey

Here's Harvey's obit.
Mark WA3QVU




From: Elinore Kolodner <eonkesq@...>
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Subject: Harvey D. Kolodner - Remember My Journey
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>






FW: Obituary Alice Popovic (XYL W3AOK)

Vince - WA3ADI
 

From: info@...
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:35 PM
Subject: Obituary Alice Popovic (XYL W3AOK)

 

Alice Popovic of East Norriton, PennsylvaniaJuly 2, 1953 - December 31, 2020

Alice Popovic

Alice Popovic, 67, of East Norriton PA, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, after a 14-year battle with breast cancer. She was born to Joseph and Mary Rippert, July 2, 1953 in Philadelphia PA. She was married to Bill Popovic in 1976. Alice is survived by her daughters Jennifer Tozzi (Rippert), Carolyn Popovic, and Amelia Popovic. Her daughter AnnaMarie also passed away due to cancer, in 1995. Alice is also survived by her siblings, Joanne Narewski (Rippert), Joseph Rippert, Andrew Rippert, Kathleen Rorick (Rippert), Michael Rippert, her grandchildren Sophia, Theodore, Cecilia and Maya, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alice graduated from Roxborough High School, retired from the Philadelphia Electric Company, and later worked for the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Chestnut Hill, PA. Alice tirelessly gave of her time and energy, volunteering in many ways with mission-driven groups such as the Laurel House in Norristown, PA. At her church, the Conshohocken United Methodist, she spread her bright light via her role on the administrative council and as co-chair of United Methodist Women. Friends and family attest to her selflessness, strong faith in God and dedication to all who needed her.

Services will be held from 10-11:30 am Friday, January 8th at the Heritage Chapel on the grounds of George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Avenue in Plymouth Meeting PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations made in Alice’s name to the Conshohocken United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.


Services

Service

Friday, January 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Heritage Chapel at George Washington Memorial Park
80 Stenton Ave
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 


File /2021 Meeting Minutes/PDRA Meeting 20210104.pdf uploaded #file-notice

k3pdr@groups.io Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the k3pdr@groups.io group.

By: Chuck Farrell, W3AFV


Re: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Mark Hinkel
 

Anyone interested in the W3AEH estate can look at the Excel file or see some of the items here;
https://pennwireless.org/adverts/

Mark  WA3QVU



-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Torrey <rtorrey@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 11:28 am
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.  Understand completely on the shipping.  Those costs have skyrocketed.  Maybe I’ll join just to see what you have.
 
73,
Rick – w2rmt
 
From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:13 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
 
>>  Question was asked about out of state shipping <<
 
Well yes and no... 
Our idea is to limit shipping costs and packing.
 
To answer your question;  I will ship out out of state but you will have to pay the costs.  I have a full time job and maybe I can't get things packed up right away.
 
Many of my items come from estates...  Yes, Paul and I have handled quite a few over the years.  We now have Dave (N2VUZ) and Charles (KS3Z) from the RF Hill club, also with estates.  As I'll explain on the Zoom, we are not looking to sell-off expensive radios and equipment.  Just estate items and similar equipment to make a few bucks for the local clubs is Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  (namely Penn Wireless and RF Hill)
 
Allan (W3AEH-SK) is the most recent; 
He died of Lou Gehrig's disease.  His widow Sarah wishes for the proceeds to be donated to the ALS Foundation.  Less the typical 10 percent to the radio clubs. 
 
Just something to keep in mind.
 
Mark  WA3QVU
Home 215-659-4449
Cell 215-514-0718
 
PS:
I do not know if Zoom will allow us to do this on the "Freebee" account??  People and companies who sell on Zoom maybe required to purchase Zoom. 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Torrey <rtorrey@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 10:26 am
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Hi Mark,
Is this limited to folks in the Delaware Valley area?  I’m from Western New York.  😊
 
73,
Rick – w2rmt
 
 
From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:05 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:55 am
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,
 
Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  I have obtained a no cost Zoom account limited to 40 minutes.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  We have room for up to 100 participants - I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.
 
I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.  Please remember we only have about an hour on the Freebee Zoom account.
 
I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 
1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.
1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.
2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 
3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.
5;  No number 5, four is enough.
 
Mark  WA3QVU
 
 
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/2252227607?pwd=TElVYzdRdjRqakJzTUNZNnh3S2Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 225 222 7607
Passcode: Jan52021
 
You do not need to wait for the admin to let you in, but your mic is automatically muted.  Only people from the United States are allowed in...  All else is blocked. 
 
 


Re: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Rick Torrey
 

Thanks for the quick reply.  Understand completely on the shipping.  Those costs have skyrocketed.  Maybe I’ll join just to see what you have.

 

73,

Rick – w2rmt

 

From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:13 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

>>  Question was asked about out of state shipping <<

 

Well yes and no... 

Our idea is to limit shipping costs and packing.

 

To answer your question;  I will ship out out of state but you will have to pay the costs.  I have a full time job and maybe I can't get things packed up right away.

 

Many of my items come from estates...  Yes, Paul and I have handled quite a few over the years.  We now have Dave (N2VUZ) and Charles (KS3Z) from the RF Hill club, also with estates.  As I'll explain on the Zoom, we are not looking to sell-off expensive radios and equipment.  Just estate items and similar equipment to make a few bucks for the local clubs is Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  (namely Penn Wireless and RF Hill)

 

Allan (W3AEH-SK) is the most recent; 

He died of Lou Gehrig's disease.  His widow Sarah wishes for the proceeds to be donated to the ALS Foundation.  Less the typical 10 percent to the radio clubs. 

 

Just something to keep in mind.

 

Mark  WA3QVU

Home 215-659-4449

Cell 215-514-0718

 

PS:
I do not know if Zoom will allow us to do this on the "Freebee" account??  People and companies who sell on Zoom maybe required to purchase Zoom. 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Torrey <rtorrey@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 10:26 am
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Hi Mark,

Is this limited to folks in the Delaware Valley area?  I’m from Western New York.  😊

 

73,

Rick – w2rmt

 

 

From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:05 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:55 am
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,

 

Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  I have obtained a no cost Zoom account limited to 40 minutes.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  We have room for up to 100 participants - I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.

 

I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.  Please remember we only have about an hour on the Freebee Zoom account.

 

I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 

1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.

1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.

2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 

3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.

4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.

5;  No number 5, four is enough.

 

Mark  WA3QVU

 

 

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/2252227607?pwd=TElVYzdRdjRqakJzTUNZNnh3S2Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 225 222 7607
Passcode: Jan52021

 

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Re: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Mark Hinkel
 

>>  Question was asked about out of state shipping <<

Well yes and no... 
Our idea is to limit shipping costs and packing.

To answer your question;  I will ship out out of state but you will have to pay the costs.  I have a full time job and maybe I can't get things packed up right away.

Many of my items come from estates...  Yes, Paul and I have handled quite a few over the years.  We now have Dave (N2VUZ) and Charles (KS3Z) from the RF Hill club, also with estates.  As I'll explain on the Zoom, we are not looking to sell-off expensive radios and equipment.  Just estate items and similar equipment to make a few bucks for the local clubs is Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  (namely Penn Wireless and RF Hill)

Allan (W3AEH-SK) is the most recent; 
He died of Lou Gehrig's disease.  His widow Sarah wishes for the proceeds to be donated to the ALS Foundation.  Less the typical 10 percent to the radio clubs. 

Just something to keep in mind.

Mark  WA3QVU
Home 215-659-4449
Cell 215-514-0718

PS:
I do not know if Zoom will allow us to do this on the "Freebee" account??  People and companies who sell on Zoom maybe required to purchase Zoom. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Torrey <rtorrey@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 10:26 am
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Hi Mark,
Is this limited to folks in the Delaware Valley area?  I’m from Western New York.  😊
 
73,
Rick – w2rmt
 
 
From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:05 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:55 am
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm
To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,
 
Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  I have obtained a no cost Zoom account limited to 40 minutes.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  We have room for up to 100 participants - I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.
 
I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.  Please remember we only have about an hour on the Freebee Zoom account.
 
I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 
1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.
1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.
2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 
3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.
5;  No number 5, four is enough.
 
Mark  WA3QVU
 
 
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/2252227607?pwd=TElVYzdRdjRqakJzTUNZNnh3S2Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 225 222 7607
Passcode: Jan52021
 
You do not need to wait for the admin to let you in, but your mic is automatically muted.  Only people from the United States are allowed in...  All else is blocked. 
 
 


Re: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Rick Torrey
 

Hi Mark,

Is this limited to folks in the Delaware Valley area?  I’m from Western New York.  😊

 

73,

Rick – w2rmt

 

 

From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Hinkel via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:05 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Subject: [k3pdr] Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:55 am
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,

 

Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  I have obtained a no cost Zoom account limited to 40 minutes.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  We have room for up to 100 participants - I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.

 

I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.  Please remember we only have about an hour on the Freebee Zoom account.

 

I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 

1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.

1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.

2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 

3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.

4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.

5;  No number 5, four is enough.

 

Mark  WA3QVU

 

 

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/2252227607?pwd=TElVYzdRdjRqakJzTUNZNnh3S2Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 225 222 7607
Passcode: Jan52021

 

You do not need to wait for the admin to let you in, but your mic is automatically muted.  Only people from the United States are allowed in...  All else is blocked. 

 

 


Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:55 am
Subject: Philly Swap Net on Zoom - Tuesday at 7:30 pm

To all Hams in the Delaware Valley,

Paul (N3TMX) and I are now moving our "on the air" Swap Net over to Zoom.  I have obtained a no cost Zoom account limited to 40 minutes.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm on the First and Third Tuesday evenings of the month.  We have room for up to 100 participants - I am inviting hams from PWA, Warminster ARC, Packrats, Philadelphia Digital Radio, Phil-Mont, DVRA, Marc, Marple-Newtown, Reading RC and maybe a few more.  Dave (N2VUZ) is helping with the current estate and Charles (KS3Z) may have another estate for us to look at as well.

I ask everyone to take a full sheet of paper - 8-1/8 x 11 - and write your first name, call sign and either your email address or a phone number.  Please show it to us, when you display your equipment.  This will allow interested parties to contact you off the Zoom meeting.  Please remember we only have about an hour on the Freebee Zoom account.

I will go over the rules we have used for the PWA "on the air" Swap Net. 
1;  No more than 3 items per person / per night.  There's always next week to bring up 3 more.
1a; Estates may show up to 6 items per night.
2;  No up front costs.  If your item does sell ??  then the seller will make a donation to the club. 
3;  As per Fcc rules, no haggling price over the air.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that week.  Nothing long and drawn out.  Just the 3 items and be prepared to send it to anyone who asks...  not only people on the PWA email list.
5;  No number 5, four is enough.

Mark  WA3QVU


You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Philly Swap Net on Zoom
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/2252227607?pwd=TElVYzdRdjRqakJzTUNZNnh3S2Q3UT09

Meeting ID: 225 222 7607
Passcode: Jan52021

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K3PDR Monthly Meeting Online

Stanley Hess
 

Greetings,
Here is the link for the online club meeting for Monday January 4, 2021  at 7:30pm

https://meeting-server.ham-radio-op.net/PDRAMonthlyMeeting

Best regards,
Stan   N3KDA  


Randy Arnold N3KKU - SK

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 30, 2020 9:40 am
Subject: Randy Arnold N3KKU - SK

I'm off work this week and following the Weather and Information Net on the Marple-Newtown repeater.  The net is everyday at 8:30 am on 147.195 (PL 100.0).

The club president announced Randy's passing last night -- he was 60.  Many of us remember Randy as he regularly supported the Warminster ARC Hamfest at the Grange and was very much involved with amateur radio.  Randy was a diabetic; the past couple of years he was blind and on dialysis.  Lately his room at rehab (Ambler?) faced the South and we would often find him on the Marple-Newtown repeater. 

Jim Goldman (W3JG) has a nice remembrance of Randy post here;
http://www.mnarc.org/blog/post/randy-arnold-n3kku-sk

There is a Gofundme page setup for Randy that will now go to the church pastor and pay for Randy's funeral expenses.  It has currently raised $1100 of a $2500 goal.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/randolph-arnold-randy-arnold-n3kku?qid=32f5dda7769c10b41217ad9891c4bede


Mark  WA3QVU

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