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Re: PWA General Meeting on Zoom -- Monday Oct 25th at 7:30

Mark Hinkel
 

Here's the Zoom link from Steve; 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98432255350?pwd=eDB4cUFqTWdnWGJNRW1PRVVqMEpBZz09

Meeting ID: 984 3225 5350
Passcode: 1966
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,98432255350#,,,,*1966# US (New York)
+13017158592,,98432255350#,,,,*1966# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 984 3225 5350
Passcode: 1966
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/khsuqJqVn



On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 11:35 AM, Mark Hinkel via groups.io
<mrhinkel@...> wrote:



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sat, Oct 23, 2021 11:31 am
Subject: PWA General Meeting on Zoom -- Monday Oct 25th at 7:30

The Penn Wireless Asso will hold their general meeting this coming Monday evening at 7:30pm.  Prior to the general meeting, PWA will hold the board meeting at 7pm.  Non-members are asked not to check-in until 7:30.  Steve (KB3ORG) will provide the Zoom link on Monday morning -- I will Fwd to other groups.

The presentation on Monday night will be "The Storied History of the Ham Radio Call Sign";
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su76QvChuEU

Following a short discussion on radio call signs, we'll get to the "Swap Net on Zoom" about 8 or 8:15.

Mark  WA3QVU

The PWA Swap Net on Zoom is intended to offer an on-line meeting place to sell items similar to what we do at area hamfests -- and to avoid the fees and shipping associated with other on-line auctions.  Typically we exchange email or phone number via the chat window, and of course meetup in-person at local radio club meetings or events.

Rules are simple; You may offer any radio related item (ham or commercial), any type of test equipment (large or small), tools including soldering irons, pliers and screwdrivers, office equipment including computers, scanners or other peripherals (I have a paper shredder to off-load), older computers to be used for APRS or logging, etc. 

>> Previously posted rules <<
I will go over rules we've 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.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that month.  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.


West Mountain Radio Quarter 3 Newsletter

Mark Hinkel
 

This is a pretty interesting edition of the company's quarterly newsletter...  nice that they are still thinking about us hams.
Mark  WA3QVU


-----Original Message-----
From: sales@...
To: mrhinkel@...
Sent: Mon, Oct 18, 2021 11:19 pm
Subject: West Mountain Radio Quarter 3 Newsletter


View the Quarter 3, 2021 PDF Newsletter at: https://www.westmountainradio.com/pdf/Quarter-3-2021.pdf


This issue includes:
* New Life for an Old Analog Scanner
* A Report from Greece
* Remote Monitoring
* Signature Headaches
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Contact West Mountain Radio

Online Ordering:

Customer Service/Phone Orders/Technical Support:
ph: 262-522-6503 sales x35 / support x32
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© 2021 West Mountain Radio.  1020 Spring City Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186


PWA General Meeting on Zoom -- Monday Oct 25th at 7:30

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sat, Oct 23, 2021 11:31 am
Subject: PWA General Meeting on Zoom -- Monday Oct 25th at 7:30

The Penn Wireless Asso will hold their general meeting this coming Monday evening at 7:30pm.  Prior to the general meeting, PWA will hold the board meeting at 7pm.  Non-members are asked not to check-in until 7:30.  Steve (KB3ORG) will provide the Zoom link on Monday morning -- I will Fwd to other groups.

The presentation on Monday night will be "The Storied History of the Ham Radio Call Sign";
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su76QvChuEU

Following a short discussion on radio call signs, we'll get to the "Swap Net on Zoom" about 8 or 8:15.

Mark  WA3QVU

The PWA Swap Net on Zoom is intended to offer an on-line meeting place to sell items similar to what we do at area hamfests -- and to avoid the fees and shipping associated with other on-line auctions.  Typically we exchange email or phone number via the chat window, and of course meetup in-person at local radio club meetings or events.

Rules are simple; You may offer any radio related item (ham or commercial), any type of test equipment (large or small), tools including soldering irons, pliers and screwdrivers, office equipment including computers, scanners or other peripherals (I have a paper shredder to off-load), older computers to be used for APRS or logging, etc. 

>> Previously posted rules <<
I will go over rules we've 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.  Mention the asking price and haggle on the phone.
4;  Make up a quickie email listing your items for that month.  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.


Scout JOTA at Tyler Park - Saturday Oct 16th - 9am to 3pm

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 15, 2021 6:20 pm
Subject: Scout JOTA at Tyler Park - Saturday Oct 16th - 9am to 3pm

JOTA is a Scouting event and we are there at the Scout Master's invitation.  Scout Master Eric (WS3RIC) has invited all troops in the district and the weather man is calling for dry weather on Saturday morning.  So we could have over 100 Scouts.  Hopefully not all at the same time.

I'd like to thank Glen and Debbie Brucks (KC3INP / KC3KEO) for all the work they've done with PWA and now the Scouts.  I met up with them at Tyler on Monday and we mapped out the area adjacent to the farm field (now plowed flat) located at the parking lot on the North side of the Plantation Field.  We now have some idea where to put the stations. 

Glen, Debbie and I will provide 4 tables for setup along the edge of the field -- the antennas, coax and counter poise wires should remain behind the table to avoid tripping hazards.  The operators are to provide their chairs and equipment / antennas.  Glen will have a small generator on site but most ops will have their own battery power.  I will have a 10x10 popup canopy.  Please have a sign indicating what type of amateur radio equipment you are demonstrating.  (HF, CW, Simplex, Digital, etc)

Bruce (WA3ZPC), Matt (KC3RLG) and I will have the Fusion repeater up and running on Wires-x and connected to the Yaesu room #21000.  This is a Yaesu room called CQ-America (not America Link).  This room has be used by the Scouts during JOTA in past years and we expect to find several Scout Troops on Fusion this year.  Jim (AJ3DI) will have the Phil-Mont and K3PDR Fusion repeaters connected to CQ-America as well. 

Accuweather is calling for heavy rain staring sometime in the afternoon??  So we may be wrapping things up before 3pm.  That's 3pm Eastern time -- 12 noon Pacific time.  So West coast thru Central time ops should look for us early morning.  As far as I know, we will be using the PWA club call -- W3SK.

Covid / D variant is still among us and I would hope all radio ops wear a mask.  Debbie and I will have extra masks available including kid size masks -- just ask.  I will also have the hand wipes available to wipe down the mics and equipment between Scouts or Scout groups.  Please remember we need to keep everyone safe and not turn this into a spreader event. 

Mark  WA3QVU

Scout Frequencies;

Weather Forecast;
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/newtown/18940/daily-weather-forecast/2097503?day=2


Pictures from the MS-150 "City to Shore" Bike Ride

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Oct 3, 2021 12:37 pm
Subject: Pictures from the MS-150 "City to Shore" Bike Ride

Finally taking time to post the pics from last weekend.  If you're logged into Facebook, you should be able to see the pictures ok.  Both are public pages that anyone can see.

Mark  WA3QVU

Friday setup and Saturday pics are post on the PWA Facebook page;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pennwireless

Sunday pics are on the Warminster ARC Facebook page;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/453301552297440


Rider support for the 40th annual Covered Bridges Ride - Sunday Oct 10th, 2021

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sun, Oct 3, 2021 10:39 am
Subject: Rider support for the 40th annual Covered Bridges Ride - Sunday Oct 10th, 2021

Volunteers needed...  This is a rather well known bicycle ride through multiple covered bridges in Bucks County.  The ride starts and finishes at Tinicum Park (Tinicum above New Hope - not down by the airport).  This year the cycle club has just over a thousand riders but not as many volunteers as they've had in past years.  Volunteer support is in need of both ham radio operators and non-hams who work the rest stops. 

Dean (KC3JXT) usually has people to serve as drivers with their own SAG vehicle, but they are not ham radio operators.  To ride SAG, you will need a mobile radio and a mag mount antenna.  I have cigarette lighter plugs with cables terminated in the Anderson Power Pole or the typical "T" connector.  All cars today have cigarette lighter sockets that are really power ports to feed cell phones, laptops, etc with a 20amp fuse.  (no need to tie into the battery terminals)  Or better yet, bring your own battery to sit on the floor and not depend on vehicle power.  I have a large battery you may borrow.

This year Dean will use his own truck to serve as transport between various rest stops and Tinicum.  His brother will drive but is not a ham operator.  You will not need to bring a 2m radio since the truck already has one installed.  If we can find one person to ride SAG / transport, I can then go setup a tall mast at Bulls Island or maybe Frenchtown NJ.  We'll see how many volunteers we have later in the week.

Look over the rest stops, knowing roads in the area is a big plus.  See below...  There are multiple rides;  65, 55, 33 and 20 mile - not all rides go through all rest stops - longer rides start earlier in the morning.  Rest stops at Durham elementary close at 11am and Weisel at 12.30pm.  Stops at Bulls Island and Pipersville are the last to close -- at 2pm.

Google map of Tinicum Park;
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tinicum+Park/@40.5077835,-75.0712542,558m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c40ed7ba441585:0x9d8b10ffeb96fa93!8m2!3d40.5077794!4d-75.0690655

This is what the cyclists see;
https://www.cbbikeclub.org/covered-bridges/covered-bridges-ride

Mark  WA3QVU

Please contact Dean directly and he will forward the ride info packet.  

Dean Hedin
KC3JXT
267-760-3114


REST STOP INFORMATION

Durham-Nox Elementary
41 Thomas Free Drive Kintnersville, PA

Weisel Youth Hostel
7347 Richlandtown Rd, Quakertown, PA

Lorber Plumbing
19 Dark Hollow Rd, Pipersville, PA

Bull's Island
218555 Daniel Bray Highway (Rt29), Stockton, PA


-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Hedin <dlh0242dlh@...>
To:  'Harford Drexler' <w3icc@...>; mrhinkel@...;
Sent: Sat, Oct 2, 2021 8:50 pm
Subject: Rider support for the 40th annual Covered Bridges Ride (Info packet)

First and foremost I’d want to say thank you all for your support to this event during these trying times.
 
At present we have over 1000 pre registered riders for this event.  This exceeds slightly what we have seen in recent years.   This increase comes about for a few reasons.
First, it is the 40th anniversary of the event.  Secondly, during COVID many new people delved into the cycling sport.  I think we need to keep this in mind.
For many of these riders this will be their first big sanctioned ride and that means the possibility of more inexperienced riders out on the road.
 
Unfortunately we find ourselves slightly shorthanded for volunteers.  This is not just volunteers for ride support but for many other aspects for the event, such as spotters and food preparation.
Certainly COVID has had some impact.  I don’t believe it is so much concern of infection as much as the pandemic has had a large economic impact and this has altered people’s priorities.
 
I think our group will manage, I have had to cut down operators stationed at the rest stops, but we will compensate with the SAG and shuttle vehicles frequently loitering at the rest locations.
 
On Oct. 3  I will be volunteering as a SAG rider for the JCS’s Meals on Wheels event in NJ.  My hope is that I may recruit a few more ride support volunteers from that event to help us out.
 
Masks will be optional but recommended for our group.  If you could bring your own masks that would be great, but I will have some masks available.
 
Attached are instruction and radio plan as well as the cue sheets for the ride courses.
 
There will be no 33 flat ride on the New Jersey side of the river this year.  There was storm damage as a result of Ida and riders will not go much further past Bull’s island.
 
There were also some minor changes to the longer routes.
 
We will not be having the volunteer party immediately after the event this year.  It will be scheduled for a later date yet to be determined.   I will inform all ride support volunteers when I have the date and location.
 
All support volunteers are eligible for an event t-shirt and a lunch at Tinicum Park. 
 
Once again thank you for volunteering
 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/corrections
 
Dean Hedin
KC3JXT
267-760-3114


Red Rose Repeater Asso Hamfest - Saturday Oct 2nd

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 1, 2021 6:26 am
Subject: Red Rose Repeater Asso Hamfest - Saturday Oct 2nd

There is a hamfest on Saturday out in Northern Lancaster County - about the same distance from Philadelphia as the Gloucester County Hamfest down in Mullica Hill NJ.

Vendor setup at 7am -- Buyers at 8am
General admission $5 -- Tailgate $7 -- Indoor table $10

Go Kit antenna presentation at 9:30
VE Testing at 10am

Mark  WA3QVU

Address;
Garden Spot Fire and Rescue
331 E. Main Street
New Holland, Pa  17557

Google Map;
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Garden+Spot+Fire+Rescue+Station+1/@40.1044621,-76.0840317,561m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c64008f54af657:0xeac8c851d5b3b676!8m2!3d40.104458!4d-76.081843


Parks on the Air: Lessons from the Park class 12/19/2021 9-Noon Upper Pottsgrove Twp Building

Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC)
 


Upcoming Laurel VE Test Session 12/19/2021 1Pm at the Upper Pottsgrove Twp building

Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC)
 

Upcoming Laurel VE Test Session 12/19/2021 1Pm at the Upper Pottsgrove Twp building 
 
The Education Alliance for Amateur Radio* will be holding in-person VE Testing Sessions for all radio elements.  If you know anyone who is interested in getting their ticket or upgrading please let them know. 
Where: Upper Pottsgrove Twp. Building 1409 Farmington Ave. Pottstown PA 19464.
 
When: Sunday, December19, 2021  1 PM
 
Cost: FREE (FCC fees do apply if enacted )
 
Preregistration is required - no walk-ins
 
Additional instructions and Preregistration (click link below)
 
Additional questions contact, Walt, KB3SBC  walter.skavinsky@...
 
 
*Sponsored by Laurel VEC. https://www.laurelvec.com/


K3PDR Monthly Meeting Online -- October

Stanley Hess
 

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

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

Best regards,
Stan   N3KDA


Fw: Fwd: PWA-Technet: PWA Business & General Meeting

Mark Hinkel
 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
To: "Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
Cc:
Sent: Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 6:36 AM
Subject: Fwd: PWA-Technet: PWA Business & General Meeting
The Penn Wireless general meeting will be held on Monday night starting about 7:30 on Zoom. The presentation by Bruce Farrington (WA3ZPC) will be on Fusion C4FM basics and operation.

PWA will hold their board meeting a 7pm where all members are encouraged to attend. Non-members are asked not check-in until 7:30 for the main presentation.

Mark WA3QVU

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98432255350?pwd=eDB4cUFqTWdnWGJNRW1PRVVqMEpBZz09

Meeting ID: 984 3225 5350
Passcode: 1966
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,98432255350#,,,,*1966# US (New York)
+13017158592,,98432255350#,,,,*1966# US (Washington DC)


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve, KB3ORG <steve@...>
To: PWA-Technet <pwa-technet@...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Subject: PWA-Technet: PWA Business & General Meeting

Penn Wireless Assoc is inviting you to their Monthly Business & Presentation Meeting via Zoom on Monday Sept 27th @ 7:00PM.  The passcode is 1966.

During this meeting we will announcing the winners of the 2021 Executive Board election.  At 7:30 PM there will be a Fusion presentation by Bruce, WA3ZPC.  

If you have any question just ask.

Steve
KB3ORG
(267) 844-0547
Steve@...

Topic: Penn Wireless Business & Membership Meeting
Time: Sep 27, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 984 3225 5350
Passcode: 1966
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W3CQC SK Service Recordings

Tom Nolan W3EX
 

 

Tom Riethof’s Memorial Service Part 1

 

https://youtu.be/omQje5cq9sE

 

Tom Reithof’s Memorial Service Part 2

 

https://youtu.be/NC0-ZG9eiaw

 

 

 

Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...

 

 


FW: NO Zoom of Tom Riethof Service

Tom Nolan W3EX
 

FYI

 

 

 

Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...

 

 

Hi Gentlemen,

 

It turns out that the Peter Becker Community Chapel will not be able to Zoom-stream the service.  If you can, please inform anyone you passed the invite to that it will not be available.  I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

 

They say that they WILL be recording the service and it will be available via their YouTube channel after the service.  I will keep you posted about that.

 

Thanks,

 


Need tripod or mast plate for MS-150

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Thu, Sep 23, 2021 8:18 am
Subject: Fw: Need tripod or mast plate for MS-150

I was able to borrow a nice 5ft roof-mount tripod from Steve (K3FZT) last night.  Will have to bolt it to a piece of wood but I think I can find what I'm looking for in the garage.  This will work well for one of the antennas.

The second antenna / mast maybe strapped to a street sign or some similar parking lot post.  Maybe..??  Guess I should still take another tripod with me to make sure we can setup the masts and not have them fall over with the slightest wind.  That would be a good idea...!

My offer / need still stands;  I would like one person to go down to Cherry Hill with me on Friday and help with setup.  I know there will be multiple there but they have their own jobs pulling vans from one lot to the other, installing APRS, etc.  Call me if you can find the time Friday afternoon.

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

BTW;
Adam (K3JCP) is off today to visit his aunt in Florida.  So that's why he's not joining me.






----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
To: "F&N - Mark Hinkel" <mrhinkel@...>
Cc:
Sent: Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 11:54 AM
Subject: Need tripod or mast plate for MS-150
I need to beg, borrow or steal a rugged tripod or mast plate that you drive on for my antenna setup this year.

I typically put together the mast and 2m/440 antenna at the North end comm-center (Cherry Hill NJ) in a grassy field with room to put stakes in the ground. This year we're on a parking lot without the ability to drive stakes in the ground. Any ideas will be helpful. 

Also, if anyone wishes to join me Friday afternoon ?? to come and help with setup, I will be leaving Willow Grove about 12 o'clock. Return after 6pm.

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


FW: Tom Riethof passing

Tom Nolan W3EX
 

FYI

 

Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...

 

 

From: Peter A. Weida <paweida@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 14:51
To: 'DEBBIE Tevlin' <tevlin@...>
Cc: Tom <nolantho@...>; Tony Weida <tony.weida@...>
Subject: Re: Tom Riethof passing

 

Hi Debbie,

 

Please pass the following Zoom information to anyone who might be interested in the service but can't attend in person.  There may also be a recording available after the fact.

 

Thanks,

Peter

 

Peter Becker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Memorial Service for Tom Riethof

Time: Sep 24, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) The service starts at 11 am.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81498172886?pwd=NXpIZ1NYbUcwNWY5WWdRWnVkWDlFdz09

 

Meeting ID: 814 9817 2886

Passcode: 493771

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Meeting ID: 814 9817 2886

Passcode: 493771

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Re: W3CQC obituary

Mark Hinkel
 

This afternoon I stopped by the card isle and picked up several sympathy cards - then headed over to Jack's shop where he picked out one of the cards for Tom's family and wrote a few words from his memory of Tom.  I've known Tom maybe 10 years but had no idea Jack and Tom were friends 40 years.  After reading the obituary we see Tom was quite an learned student, and always very gracious - never boastful.  (I did not know he had a PHD)

The card is on it's way to Peter Becker Community, hopefully it will arrive in time for Friday's service.  Rest in peace friend...  of all.

Mark  WA3QVU




On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 8:37 PM, Tom Nolan W3EX
<nolantho@...> wrote:
 
 
Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...
 
 


W3CQC obituary

Tom Nolan W3EX
 

https://mooreandsnear.com/tribute/details/8852/Thomas-Riethof/obituary.html

 

 

Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...

 

 


Final HHW Drop Off Locations for 2021

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 18, 2021 12:06 pm
Subject: Final HHW Drop Off Locations for 2021

Not sure if I'll make the next hamfest for the area (Red Rose Repeater Hamfest in New Holland - Oct 2nd), but I know I'll have items to take to a Household Hazardous Waste drop off before the end of year.  That includes the longer florescent tubes (2ft and up), old gasoline or other car stuff from the garage, oil base paints and varnish, thermostats with mercury bulbs, etc. 

The HHW drop off people apparently do NOT take electronics or smoke detectors.  They are making it difficult to "not just throw it in the trash".  However 611 Metals in Willow Grove do take the old computers and odd pieces of test equipment we've found in recent estates.  611 Metals do charge for TV and oscilloscopes with CRT tubes.  (about 80 cents / pound)
http://www.611metals.com/

Since everything is now made of plastic, I'm in the habit of taking apart the plastic housing for hedge trimmers, electric shavers, old fans, etc and throwing the plastic parts into the recycle bin the township provides.  Municipalities nowadays provide several trash cans or bins on wheels - one specifically for cans, glass and plastics.  One man drives the truck, which is equipped with a long articulated arm that reaches out to grab the can, then swings up and over the truck to dump the contents into the trash truck.  Read that half or one third the labor costs.

Mark  WA3QVU

Read the pdf here, many drop offs now have registered times;
https://www.chestercountyswa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2382/2021-SEPA-Regional-HHW-FlyerWeb-version20210311?bidId=

Here are the dates and places nearest to Bucks and Montco;
September 25, 2021 Saturday Montgomery Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Rd., Royersford
October 9, 2021 Saturday Chester Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester
October 24, 2021 SUNDAY Montgomery Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley
October 30, 2021 Saturday Bucks Strayer Middle School, 1200 Ronald Reagan Drive, Quakertown
November 6, 2021 Saturday Philadelphia Streets Dept. NE Facility, 3901 Delaware Ave. between Castor & Lewis (Near Allegheny Exit of I-95), Phila.


Mullica Hill Wrap-up and Red Rose Hamfest Oct 2nd

Mark Hinkel
 




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From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Thu, Sep 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Subject: Mullica Hill Wrap-up and Red Rose Hamfest Oct 2nd

We attended the Gloucester County ARC Hamfest in Mullica Hill and had a freebie / donation table setup in recognition of several local hams who have died from Lou Gehrig's disease. Allan (W3AEH), Denise (KB3ANO) and Dave (WI3Y). All money in the coffee can at end of day goes to the ALS Foundation.
We collected $175... thank you all..!! 

Hurricane Ida had quite a few surprises for us here in the Philly area including several tornadoes, one here in Ft Washington, but the worst of which hit the Mullica Hill area.  The Gloucester County ARC lost 2 of the big towers at the ham station next the 4H Fair Grounds where the hamfest is held each year.  The club started a Go Fund Me page and has almost hit the 10,000 dollar goal.  Attachment is my pic showing the one tower folded in half.
http://www.w2mmd.org/

Go Fund Me page;
https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuild-club-station-w2mmd?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer

The next hamfest in the Southeast Pa area is Red Rose Repeater Association held on Saturday October 2nd at the Garden Spot Fire and Rescue Station, New Holland, Pa. Vendors at 7am and general public at 8am. 

See Google maps for location;

I understand there will be no Sellersville Hamfest this year - RF Hill will move to a new venue for 2022.  However Paul (N3TMX) and I will pickup the PWA "Swap Net on Zoom" probably the last week of October -- so get your skeletons ready.  We don't have details worked out just yet, but we may alternate months with the PWA general meetings held on the 4th Monday of the month.  ie: PWA meetings in September, November, January, etc. (always on a Monday)  Swap Net held the 4 week (Monday or Tuesday) in October, December (after x-mas), February, etc.  This is tentative...  but working the Swap Net twice a month was just too much.

Mark  WA3QVU


Tom Riethof, W3CQC SK Memorial Service

Tom Nolan W3EX
 

QST

 

Tom’s memorial service is scheduled for Friday September 24 at 0930-1100 at the Peter Becker Community chapel in Harleysville, PA. Visitation will be followed by the service.

 

Peter Becker Community is located at 800 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438. Tel. 215-256-9501

 

You will be required to wear a face mask to enter the facility.

 

Please feel free to disseminate this information to whomever you wish.

 

73

TN

Thomas E. Nolan DVM
Amateur Radio W3EX
624 Store Road
Harleysville PA 19438
nolantho@...

 

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