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Re: Mid Atlantic Dstar net

Daryl Stout
 

Jim,

> The Mid Atlantic Dstar net is starting again on Ref 20A
> Tuesday nights at 8pm eastern time. Check in and make it a success.

  OK, I will update the net list for that. I'm doing the Arklatex D-Star Net
during that time, so I won't be able to make it.

--
Daryl, WX4QZ


Re: Mid Atlantic Dstar net

Jim McCloskey
 

Starts on Sept 7th


From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> on behalf of Jim McCloskey <Jmccloskey@...>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2021 9:09:21 PM
To: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io>
Subject: [Special] [k3pdr] Mid Atlantic Dstar net
 
The Mid Atlantic Dstar net is starting again on Ref 20A
Tuesday nights at 8pm eastern time. Check in and make it a success.

 Thanks,
Jim, NS3K


Mid Atlantic Dstar net

Jim McCloskey
 

The Mid Atlantic Dstar net is starting again on Ref 20A
Tuesday nights at 8pm eastern time. Check in and make it a success.

 Thanks,
Jim, NS3K


FREE VE TESTING BY LAUREL VEC

Lamonte, N1LC
 

The Education Alliance for Amateur Radio* will be holding in-person VE Testing Sessions for all radio elements

Where: Upper Pottsgrove Twp. Building 1409 Farmington Ave. Pottstown PA 19464.

When: Sunday, September, 26, 2021  1 PM

Cost: None (FCC fees do apply)

Preregistration is required - no walk-ins

CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Additional instructions and Preregistration (click link below)
https://forms.gle/E1GKC7yuPKo9QpfF8

Additional questions contact, Walt, KB3SBC  walter.skavinsky@...

 

https://www.radiostemalliance.org/

*Sponsored by Laurel VEC. https://www.laurelvec.com/


Bill Hewitt

W3FRB


GLAARG IN PERSON TESTING SEPT 13

Lamonte, N1LC
 

We are having a in person VE test at 3526 North Front Street. Test Session will start at 7pm EST.  Fee is $10.00.  There will be no walk in.  Must sign up from link below or call 215-913-7778

https://hamstudy.org/sessions/6121fcbc0dd821d7047d0f3c/1


Fw: TONIGHT! Zoom link for August 12, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT webinar with Roy Houchin/ DYNA-SOAR

Mark Hinkel
 

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Subject: TONIGHT! Zoom link for August 12, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT webinar with Roy Houchin/ DYNA-SOAR

Our next History in Our Backyard Webinar is TONIGHT—August 12, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT-- featuring Roy Houchin speaking on the X-20/DYNA-SOAR program!

 
We welcome donations to help us to continue to offer programming such as this to you. Donations are tax-deductible.
 
Thank you for your support and see you this evening!
 
Zoom link below; webinar opens at 7pm EDT but lecture starts at 7:30pm EDT:
 
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Time: Aug 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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Fw: Reading RC Hamfest Tomorrow

Mark Hinkel
 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
To: "F&N - Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
Cc:
Sent: Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 11:21 AM
Subject: Reading RC Hamfest Tomorrow
Go to Google Maps and type-in "Reading Hamfest". The correct map should pop up. Or click the link...
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Reading+Hamfest,+Sinking+Spring,+PA+19608/@40.3221925,-76.0308115,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c673a5ab650c05:0xccaa71dc34165915

READING  RADIO  CLUB  HAMFEST  

Saturday August 7, 2021

Location:  Heritage Park,  Sinking  Spring,  Pennsylvania
Off  routes  422 & 724  -  look for signs

SINKING SPRING, PA  (Reading area)  - Reading Radio Club Hamfest
Heritage Park, Sinking Spring, PA.  West on 422 at Rt. 724, after one mile left on Park Ave ( just past the Sunoco station on the right); Park Ave 0.3 miles to dead end, left onto Clematis St. 0.2 miles to the entrance to Heritage Park.      Look for signs.

GPS:  
N 40 deg  19.320 min   
W 076 deg 01.950 min

Closest home to Heritage Park entrance:  (992 Clematis Street, Sinking Spring, PA  19608)

Website:  http://readingradioclub.org
Sponsor:  Reading Radio Club, Inc.
Type:  ARRL Sponsored Hamfest

Talk-In:  146.91/.31   tone 131.8

Opens:  8 a.m.,  Vendors  7 a.m.  (Ticket prizes awarded at intervals)

COST:    $ 5 entrance fee    or   $ 8 tailgate fee for sellers  (per space)     
NO ENTRANCE FEE  for:  those taking license exams, Amateurs under 18 years of age, unlicensed spouses, and children under 18 years old. 

Handicap Accessible Rest room facilities and refreshments  available inside Freight Station  

Test Bench with limited AC power and HF antenna provided near Freight Station

ARRL VE License  Testing at 8:30 am   (inside Freight Station)
Cost $ 15 (we prefer check written to ARRL/VEC).  Exact cash payment is also acceptable.  
Please bring one form of ID.  You must provide an e-mail address and FRN number.

Public Contact:  Harry Hoffman, W3VBY
104 Evans Ave, Sinking Spring Pa 19608
Phone: 610-678-8976
Email:  harryhoffmanjr@... 



K3PDR Monthly Meeting Online

Stanley Hess
 

Greetings,
Here is the link for the online club meeting for Monday August 2, 2021  at 7:30pm

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

Best regards,
Stan   N3KDA


[Philmontmobileradioclub] BSA Horseshoe Scout Reservation Summer Camp activation

Mark Hinkel
 

This is a request to join a QSO with a ham who is having a lot of fun teaching Scouts about amateur radio.  It's from Walt Beattie (AA3WB) not Walt Skavinsky (KB3SBC), both Walts are involved with Scouting. 

The website is rather long but please read -- it specifically deals with setting up a radio station.
https://k2bsa.net/2020/02/camp-horseshoe-2019-summer-camp-k2bsa-3/

If you're home during the day tomorrow, or on Tuesdays the next couple of weeks, please join Walt and give the Scouts a memorable experience. 

Mark  WA3QVU


-----Original Message-----
From: Walt Beattie <fdpiper@...>
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jul 27, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: [Philmontmobileradioclub] BSA Horseshoe Scout Reservation Summer Camp activation

Hello,
Each week I go to Horseshoe Scout Reservation BSA in Rising Sun, MD. I set up an amateur radio station and operate SSB, digital, and FM using the call sign K2BSA/3. I usually see approximately 40-50 people in the course of the day. I am soliciting your assistance.

My usual day is Tuesday, but due to unforeseen events, I will be attending on Wednesday, July 28 this week. Propagation has not been the best this summer, so I cannot rely on putting out CQ’s to find folks readily to get the scouts on the air.

From 1100 to 1200 I see Radio Merit Badge and may have up to 10-12 scouts. We talk about the station, look at the antenna, then by about 1115, we try to get on the air. Last week we were around 7285. Ed – K3BVQ was not able to work us – we could not hear each other. But, fortunately, a fella from NH heard us 59 and he stuck with us through all the scouts! I will spot us.

From 1600 to 1700 we have special interest activities. Some weeks I have well over a dozen scouts and leaders. We will talk about the station for about 15-20 minutes, then get on the air about 1615 or so to try to get each scout and even a leader or 2 on the air for a few minutes each.

At 1900, STEM group meets and we are operating off grid on battery power at a picnic table. This group can vary week by week. We might get 4-5 scouts and interested leaders/parents, some weeks we have a gaggle of scouts! I am finding those scouts in the 15+ yo age level really think amateur radio is pretty cool. The Rochester net (3.972) is our go-to on Tuesday evenings, and they really thrill the kids with a round robin and the kids like that the hams are from so many different towns. But they do not meet on Wednesday. We are on our own. I will be spotting us. If you can reach us, please jump on.

Another spotty time is 1400 – 1600, I have kids straggle in if they have no other merit badge or activity. We put out CQ’s as needed during this time and I will spot us on dxsummit.

You can see more about what we do here: https://k2bsa.net/2020/02/camp-horseshoe-2019-summer-camp-k2bsa-3/ Our program has produced about a dozen new hams over the years.

So, Here’s my pitch… If you might be around during the day, especially during these times, We would love to hear from you. Please help us out. If you hear us, please give us a shout. We have three more weeks of camp this year and camp is over on August 14. I will be there each week, usually on Tuesday.

Thank you for anything you can do to help us out.

All the best,
Walt - AA3WB
-- 
_________________
Walt Beattie
2315 Bradley Way
Pottstown, PA 19464-2684
Res: 610 970 7276
Cell: 610 850 5200
FDPiper@...

--
____________________
Walt Beattie
AA3WB
fdpiper@...




Re: Remote test session july 29 at 7pm

Jim Fisher AJ3DI
 

On 7/26/21, Lamonte, N1LC via groups.io <lamonte.david=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
https://hamstudy.org/sessions/60f2de3922e2941e8423e4db/1sign up link testing
for tech, general, and extra





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


Remote test session july 29 at 7pm

Lamonte, N1LC
 

https://hamstudy.org/sessions/60f2de3922e2941e8423e4db/1sign up link testing for tech, general, and extra


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Jim McCloskey
 

Thanks for the kind words.

Jim, NS3K


From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> on behalf of WA3GTL@... <WA3GTL@...>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 9:45 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] PDRA Monday night Dstar net.
 
This is Harvey’s wife Elinore just letting you know how much he enjoyed your net. It will be missed!

Harvey
Harvey Kolodner

On Jul 24, 2021, at 10:40 PM, Jim McCloskey <Jmccloskey@...> wrote:

I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

WA3GTL@...
 

This is Harvey’s wife Elinore just letting you know how much he enjoyed your net. It will be missed!

Harvey
Harvey Kolodner

On Jul 24, 2021, at 10:40 PM, Jim McCloskey <Jmccloskey@...> wrote:

I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Daryl Stout
 

Jim,

  As I said in a previous email, while I couldn't check into the net regularly, because of work with a packet net at the same time (more on that in a minute), I'm glad I was able to checkin when I could, and to be a member of PDRA...even though I'm too far away to get there. You, also as Treasurer, helped me work out dues issues, and I appreciated Patrick, N3TSZ, for his help with D-Rats.

  As for the nets itself, there are basically "too many nets, and too little time". In the Excel Net List Spreadsheets that are off a hyperlink on my QRZ bio (where there are close to 200 D-Star, Echolink, and D-Rats Nets), I noted one night where there are 6 nets meeting at the same time. Many hams are "net hoppers", or what I call "Hi, Bye, and QSY checkins"...("Net Control, please checkin [callsign], [name], [location], no traffic, short time")...and not a minute later, they're doing it again on another net. Rick, KA2BSM, who does work with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) out of Memphis, plus doing their net, and the Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club (MDARC (the darc side of digital (hi hi)) Net, wonders if these folks have a life outside of ham radio. There is no prize, bonus, award, certificate, etc. for seeing how many nets one can check into in a day or evening. To me, folks who just do this, are in the hobby for their ego, and nothing more. When I check into a net, I try to participate, and stay as long as I can. But, I've also reduced the number of nets I'm involved with. It got to be such a mad rush with checkins, that I either waited toward the end of the net to checkin, or just didn't bother to checkin at all. Right now, I do nets on Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday evening, Friday morning and evening, and the 3rd Saturday afternoon...that's enough. This way, I get Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night off.

  When I originally did the Trains Net on Echolink for over 8 years, we suspended it between Memorial Day and Labor Day, as folks were traveling, and it gave Net Control (yours truly) a break from being there every week. Some have complained about the way I do a net, but when I ask if they want to make the commitment to do it, they backpedal. Everyone wants the glory and the benefits of everything (including hobbies), but no wants the gall and the work...whether for heading up an event, being Net Control, or a club officer. And, if you ask them, they'll tell you in no uncertain terms what you can do with your request...and it won't be pretty.

  As for the Packet Net, I alternate Net Control with another ham, and am also the scribe for it. Then after it, I alternate Net Control with another ham for the HotSpot, Raspberry Pi, Single Board Computer (SBC), and ZumSpot Net on the QuadNet Array. But, so many times, it's difficult to find a backup net control...and I've known nets that shut down, because the work schedule of net control changed...yet, no one would step up to the plate, as it were, to keep it going. There is more to life than ham radio nets, and this is, after all, a HOBBY.

  Next, you have the kids nowadays who are so enamored with their tablets and smartphones, that they don't give a rats rear-end about the heritage, history, current state, or future of, said hobby. Then, you have some long time folks who refuse to embrace new technologies, etc., or feel that "any form of internet radio is not ham radio". Many nets would've died on the vine years ago for lack of participation, had VoIP and digital modes like Echolink and D-Star, not developed. Covid-19 was stressful enough, keeping folks at home, cancelling events, etc. The loneliness factor is magnified for those whose health has changed (sometimes in the blink of an eye), where they have to go to a nursing home or an assisted living center...but RF gear is forbidden, to due possible negative interaction with medical devices. I can vouch for the loneliness in nursing homes...my late Mom was in one well over a year before her death nearly 2 years ago. Yet, the "purists", apparently would penalize a long time ham, who did RF, etc. -- but now, through no fault of their own, it's either operate "internet radio" to keep the loneliness away...or give up a hobby they loved, then they get depressed, and then lose the will to live.

  In many cases, being Net Control, and/or a Club Officer, is a thankless job. I've been doing nets ever since I was first licensed 30 years ago, so I know what it's like on this side of the mic. Thank you so much for your commitment to PDRA over the years. While sorry to see the net go, I have to admit that if no one is checking in, or if one gets burned out, there's no point in continuing it.

Daryl, WX4QZ, Little Rock, Arkansas


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Jim McCloskey
 

Appreciate it.

Jim, NS3K


From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> on behalf of Stuart Blake Tener, N3GWG <stuart.tener@...>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 12:25 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] PDRA Monday night Dstar net.
 

Jim,

Whilst I have not been one of the more frequent club members checking into the net, I stand most greatly appreciative of all your hard work running it for all these years.

I have many times heard hams decry that nets are a relic of the past with everyone answering their mobile phone all but 24 hours a day from anywhere today or never hearing any "emergency traffic" on them anymore. However, the foregoing notwithstanding, nets remain a persistent part of Amateur Radio by offering a very special social component that impels us to schedule time to be on the air. Moreover, I personally enjoyed the humorous and cheerfully funny weekly comments of those frequenting the net and such are hard to replace in any other medium or format.

Thanks again for all the hard work and commitment.


Very Respectfully,

Stuart Blake Tener, BScCS, N3GWG (Extra), MROP
Computer Scientist / FCC Licensed Radio Operator

Las Vegas, NV / Philadelphia, PA

(310) 358-0202 Mobile Phone
(215) 338-6005 Google Voice


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Jim McCloskey
 

Thanks Norm. Chat with you soon.

Jim, NS3K


From: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io> on behalf of Norm Davis <k3pdr73@...>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 6:44 AM
To: k3pdr@groups.io <k3pdr@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [k3pdr] PDRA Monday night Dstar net.
 

Jim your voice on the air will be missed by all that participated all those years that you devoted to us all ! We'll all look forward to seeing you when our live meetings resume hopefully in the near future.  Many thanks for promoting our website which would have never reached the volume of hits without your input ! Catch you on the air my friend ! 

73   Norm   KB3WBN

 

On 7/24/2021 10:40 PM, Jim McCloskey wrote:
I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Norm Davis
 

Jim your voice on the air will be missed by all that participated all those years that you devoted to us all ! We'll all look forward to seeing you when our live meetings resume hopefully in the near future.  Many thanks for promoting our website which would have never reached the volume of hits without your input ! Catch you on the air my friend ! 

73   Norm   KB3WBN

 

On 7/24/2021 10:40 PM, Jim McCloskey wrote:
I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Stuart - N3GWG
 

Jim,

Whilst I have not been one of the more frequent club members checking into the net, I stand most greatly appreciative of all your hard work running it for all these years.

I have many times heard hams decry that nets are a relic of the past with everyone answering their mobile phone all but 24 hours a day from anywhere today or never hearing any "emergency traffic" on them anymore. However, the foregoing notwithstanding, nets remain a persistent part of Amateur Radio by offering a very special social component that impels us to schedule time to be on the air. Moreover, I personally enjoyed the humorous and cheerfully funny weekly comments of those frequenting the net and such are hard to replace in any other medium or format.

Thanks again for all the hard work and commitment.


Very Respectfully,

Stuart Blake Tener, BScCS, N3GWG (Extra), MROP
Computer Scientist / FCC Licensed Radio Operator

Las Vegas, NV / Philadelphia, PA

(310) 358-0202 Mobile Phone
(215) 338-6005 Google Voice


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

Steve K3FZT
 

Jim- Thank you for introducing me to D*Star and helping me to get started in that mode. I hope that PDRA finds a way forward after we come out of summer doldrums. I remain very interested in digital communication modes and am more than willing to contribute my efforts and time to the club's activities.

73 de K3FZT / Steve

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 10:40 PM Jim McCloskey <Jmccloskey@...> wrote:
I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K


--
73 de K3FZT / Steve


Re: PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

fstfish66@aol.com
 

sorry to see it  end,,,im just new at D STAR, thanks    don  KC3IGJ


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim McCloskey <Jmccloskey@...>
To: k3pdr@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 10:40 pm
Subject: [Special] [k3pdr] PDRA Monday night Dstar net.

I've decided after running the net for the past 13 years that Monday's net will be my last. It's been a really enjoyable experience and a lot of fun.  After noticing a serious lack of interest from club members and non members from checking in and participating, that I believe it's time to call it quits. All good things must come to an end as they say. Hopefully as the pandemic fades into history, face to face club activities will begin again and we can reinvigorate the club into the premier organization 
that's its been.
Thanks to all those who been a part of the net with me all these years. Hopefully I'll see you at a club meeting soon. Chat with you on the air.

73, de Jim   NS3K

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