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Repeater locations

James F. Boehner, MD
 

You can subscribe to the RF Finder App.  It has many functions including distance from repeaters, direction, PL tone, Mode, etc.

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 

From: nabrc@groups.io [mailto:nabrc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevan Nason
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:15 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] Repeater locations

 

Put up a beam. Does anyone have the actual locations of repeaters in South Carolina or some way for me to enter my location into a program and have it spit out beam headings? There is always the old fashioned way but, you know, it's old fashioned.

 

Kevan N4X


Repeater locations

Kevan Nason
 

Put up a beam. Does anyone have the actual locations of repeaters in South Carolina or some way for me to enter my location into a program and have it spit out beam headings? There is always the old fashioned way but, you know, it's old fashioned.

Kevan N4X


BEST DAM RIDE 2020

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST DAM RIDE 2020

 

 

 

Sunday April 19, 2020

Time to signup and guarantee your spot!

Almost time for the Best Dam Ride 2020 The date is Sunday April 19th. We (ARCA) need volunteers to man a 16 person communications network around the 100 mile Lake Thurmond course.

This is a lot of fun as the event is a Ride not a Race and therefore not intense. It is a charitable event sponsored by Chain Reaction Bicycle in Evans. This year the ride will support the Augusta Urban Ministries, SORBA CSRA Bike Group, and the Liam Caracci Foundation. The ARCA provides communications support at designated water stops, recovery vehicles for breakdowns, mobile support for sponsor vehicles, and a Network Control Station at the Start/Finish Area in the Lower Dam Recreation Area. You don't have to be an ARCA Club member to volunteer, just a licensed Amateur any class with mobile VHF (2M) equipment capability.

You will receive an event T-Shirt and there is a FREE BBQ in the picnic area after the ride for all participants and volunteers. For detailed information and display of course routes, go to the events tab on the w4dv.club website.

If you want to participate, just click the volunteer button, fill out the form, and submit. We will send you a complete information sheet and keep you informed of any changes as we get closer to the event.

This is our top event of the year and it fills up fast. So don't delay signing up!

 

 

 

73's,

Ray Gannaway - KJ4HZ

kj4hz@...

ARCA Event Communications Coordinator

 

 

 

Amateur Radio Club of Augusta

PO Box 3072, Augusta
GA 30914-3072 United States

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: New to Club

DAVE MILLHOUSE
 

Thanks Dr. James!!!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "James F. Boehner, MD via Groups.Io" <jboehner01@...>
Date: 2/22/20 15:17 (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] New to Club

Dave,

 

Welcome to the area and the club!

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 


New to Club

James F. Boehner, MD
 

Dave,

 

Welcome to the area and the club!

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 


Re: New to Club

DAVE MILLHOUSE
 

Thanks Pete!

73, Dave, N6YMM



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis <denlap99@...>
Date: 2/22/20 11:04 (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc@groups.io
Cc: David WA6TWF Corsiglia <wa6twf@...>
Subject: Re: [nabrc] New to Club

I believe your are referring to David Corsiglia, WA6TWF.  Here is his email address wa6twf@... 

73 
Pete LaPierre K1OYQ

From: nabrc@groups.io <nabrc@groups.io> on behalf of DAVE MILLHOUSE <davemillhouse@...>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 8:10 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: [nabrc] New to Club
 
     I have attended two meetings since I arrived here in October. Great meetings! Very good, informative, useful programs!
     At the end of our last meeting I met another new ham to the area, he was from So. Calif., Fullerton I believe. I believe his name may be Dave also, but I didn't get his call sign. I would like to get in contact with him and would like to receive his contact info!

Thanks!

Dave, N6YMM
(559)799-1429



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Re: New to Club

Dennis
 

I believe your are referring to David Corsiglia, WA6TWF.  Here is his email address wa6twf@... 

73 
Pete LaPierre K1OYQ


From: nabrc@groups.io <nabrc@groups.io> on behalf of DAVE MILLHOUSE <davemillhouse@...>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 8:10 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: [nabrc] New to Club
 
     I have attended two meetings since I arrived here in October. Great meetings! Very good, informative, useful programs!
     At the end of our last meeting I met another new ham to the area, he was from So. Calif., Fullerton I believe. I believe his name may be Dave also, but I didn't get his call sign. I would like to get in contact with him and would like to receive his contact info!

Thanks!

Dave, N6YMM
(559)799-1429



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


New to Club

DAVE MILLHOUSE
 

     I have attended two meetings since I arrived here in October. Great meetings! Very good, informative, useful programs!
     At the end of our last meeting I met another new ham to the area, he was from So. Calif., Fullerton I believe. I believe his name may be Dave also, but I didn't get his call sign. I would like to get in contact with him and would like to receive his contact info!

Thanks!

Dave, N6YMM
(559)799-1429



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


N4SMS, ARRL SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP FEB 2020 DRAFT SCORES

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

 

TOTAL CONTACTS 702                            OCT 2019  804

 

TOTAL SCORE  152,428                    OCT 2019  229,472

 

DX-   25                                                     OCT 2019 23

 

MULTIPLIERS    212                               OCT 2019   215

 

Still needed AZ

 

Spent most of the time on 40m

 

Have 8 students participating.

 

We had pizza today.

 

Great Elmer team from NAB on site-

WB5NHL, DAVID

NC8N, MIKE

KQ4KK, KENT

AA4UJ, BRIAN

KG4ZNN , JIM HARRIS

KN4OQD, JIM MATSON

 

 

_._,_._,_


SC QSO Party - your club's participation

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 


Pax et Bonum,

Bishop Gregory W. Godsey, OSFoc
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Presiding Bishop of the Old Catholic Churches International
Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Pastor of Saint Francis Parish, Augusta, Georgia​
Founder and Managing Editor of Convergent Streams Magazine

Pax et Bonum is a typical Franciscan greeting which means peace and all good things. By closing my emails in this inclusive and affirming way, I am wish you peace and all good things in your life!



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: SC QSO Party - your club's participation
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:11:12 -0500
From: Tammy Livigston <n4tal@...>
To: Tammy Livigston <n4tal@...>


Good evening everyone!

I’m reaching out to you to obtain details on your club’s planned participation in the SC QSO Party.

This year’s event is Saturday, February 29th.

We’d really love to have all counties activated and to do that we need your help!!

Please let me know what counties you/your club will be activating for the SC QSO Party, and if possible, please have your members register their planned activations at:

http://scqso.com/county-activitations/

Thanks and 73!

N4TAL

Tammy A. Livingston


SC QSO Party - your club's participation

Carl Juvrud
 



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tammy Livigston <n4tal@...>
Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 9:11 PM
Subject: SC QSO Party - your club's participation
To: Tammy Livigston <n4tal@...>


Good evening everyone!

I’m reaching out to you to obtain details on your club’s planned participation in the SC QSO Party.

This year’s event is Saturday, February 29th.

We’d really love to have all counties activated and to do that we need your help!!

Please let me know what counties you/your club will be activating for the SC QSO Party, and if possible, please have your members register their planned activations at:

http://scqso.com/county-activitations/

Thanks and 73!

N4TAL

Tammy A. Livingston


THURSDAY UPDATE N4SMS, FEB 2020 ARRL SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP,

KENT HUFFORD
 

TOTAL CONTACTS THRU THURSDAY   546                           OCT 2019 683

 

TOTAL SCORE THRU THURSDAY     111,474                       OCT 2019   183,848

 

TOTAL DX THRU THURSDAY   23                                        OCT 2019   18

 

Still need 1 US State, AZ

 

Spent most of the time on 40m.

 

Have 7 students participating. 6 operated today.

 

Had world famous Kathy Newland cupcakes today.

 

Pizza on Friday. Please come by and celebrate with our outstanding students.

 

Great Elmer team from NAB on site-

WB5NHL, DAVID – out sick today

NC8N, MIKE

KQ4KK, KENT

AA4UJ, BRIAN

KG4ZNN , JIM HARRIS

KN4OQD, JIM MATSON

 

 

 


WED. UPDATE N4SMS, FEB 2020 ARRL SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP,

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

TOTAL CONTACTS THRU WED  465                   OCT 2019    534

 

TOTAL SCORE THRU WED                                    OCT 2019   109,344

 

DX  - 18 COUNTRIES                                             OCT 2019 8 DX

 

Still need 4 US States.

 

Spent most of the time on 40m because of the pileups. A few CW contacts today.

 

Have 7 students participating.

 

Great Elmer team from NAB on site-

WB5NHL, DAVID

NC8N, MIKE

KQ4KK, KENT

AA4UJ, BRIAN

KG4ZNN , JIM HARRIS

KN4OQD, JIM MATSON

 

 

 


More links form the meeting

Carl Juvrud
 


Links from NABRC meeting last night

Carl Juvrud
 


Beautiful Homebrew antenna coupler

Tom WA2RUG
 

Beautiful Homebrew antenna coupler…built like a tank...you might never see another one like this.
Set up for Balanced line or coax. Comes with docs, small Dummy load and VSWR sensor. 

Pick up or meet in Aiken area. $300/trade
Trade offers of Ham gear or guy toys etc. by email only please. SEE PICTURES ON LINK BELOW.
https://augusta.craigslist.org/ele/d/aiken-ham-radio-antenna-tuner/7063342168.html

Cash Buyers call 9:30 AM to 5 PM with any questions or for immediate pickup; can meet at Groucho's Deli on University Parkway. Trade offers by email please


SMS Ham Radio Club ARRL SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP FEB 10 - 14 2020

KENT HUFFORD
 

 N4SMS Schofield ARRL School Club Roundup hours-

 

MON. 2PM TO 6:30 PM  (SETUP AT 1:45)

 

TUES THRU FRI, STUDENTS 3:10 TO 6:30 (regular school days)

ELMERS START AT 2pm 

 

5-day event runs Monday through Friday from 1300 UTC Monday through 2359 UTC Friday. A station may operate no more than 6 hours in a 24-hour period, and a maximum of 24 hours of the 107 hours.

 

Kent

KQ4KK


February 2020 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club
 

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February Meeting

WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Aiken Regional Medical Center
University Parkway (6th Floor - Classrooms A & B)
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (- PL 156.7)

Program: Devon Harris, KM4PHT, giving a live presentation on "HF digi modes on a Raspberry Pi."
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Upcoming Events

February 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.
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ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Seeks Comments on Recommendations

The ARRL HF Band Planning Committee is seeking comments and suggestions from the amateur radio community on its report to the ARRL Board of Directors. At the Board's January meeting, the committee presented its specific recommendations in graphical form for each HF band and each US license class, with the goal of increasing harmony on the HF bands, particularly between CW and digital users.

"In general, the committee is of the opinion that there is justification for additional space to become available for digital modes, as well as for the operation of digital stations under automatic control," the committee told the Board. "The very changes in spectrum usage that have required our committee's resurgence indicate that digital modes of communication are already increasing in popularity, and the trend is expected to continue or even accelerate. To this end, we have tried to ensure that digital allocations are sufficient for at least a modicum of growth."

The committee also anticipates an increase in automatically controlled digital stations (ACDS). The report further points to "significant use" of modern data modes in emergency communication and said its recommendations provide significant support for the evolution and continued relevance of amateur radio. "Our failure to adapt to these needs could consign amateur radio to the technological scrap heap," the report said.

The committee was revived last summer to consider conflicts between FT and JT modes and other modes. The panel's approach has been to designate distinct assignments for CW, narrowband (NB) data <500 Hz>
In terms of mode classes, the committee agreed on CW, NB data, WB data, NB with ACDS, and WB with ACDS. The committee said it considered these mode classes incompatible and that they should not have overlapping allocations, with the exception of CW, which is authorized within any amateur radio allocation. The committee's approach would maintain the existing low-end 25 kHz CW-only sub-bands for exclusive use by Amateur Extra-class licensees.

The panel encouraged CW identification and a listen-before-transmitting protocol for ACDS, if feasible. It also decided that a single allocation for ACDS without regard to bandwidth would be the best approach. "We note that this will put responsibility on the digital community to hold an effective dialog on the issue and to then self-regulate the users of this segment to adhere to the eventual agreement." A need for flexibility in allocations is desirable, the committee said, and considered whether allocations might be time-of-day or time-of-week dependent, for example.

"Modern amateurs must expect to adapt to this kind of fluid assignment of spectrum to incompatible uses, using time-based sharing, rather than only a single assignment," the committee said, expressing the hope that as band plan/sharing agreements are reached that they consider the advantage of "non-simultaneous sharing possibilities."
Reiterating the position ARRL has taken in recent FCC filings, the committee said it sees encryption and open-source enforcement matters as being outside the scope of the Band Planning Committee.

The Committee would like comments by February 19.

From the ARRL Letter - February 6, 2020.
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K3 parts

Kevan Nason
 

While rambling around the internet today I ran across a copied email stating the supply of on shelf repair parts for K3's is dwindling. If you think you might need a replacement or upgrade you might look into purchasing very soon.

From the email... I do not have direct knowledge this is true...

*Here's the status I got on December 30th*:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  * KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  * KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  * K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.
    Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for
    purchase from vendor.
  * K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  * KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  * KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did
    not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy
    them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  * KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S
    filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this
    time but they will probably go fast
  * SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined
    whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.

Kevan
N4XL


From the ARRL Contest Update Jan 22 2020

KENT HUFFORD
 

RESULTS AND RECORDS

The results from the October 2019 ARRL School Club Roundup are now available. KM4RE, the Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club achieved first place in the Elementary/Primary School (W/VE) category, with 324 phone contacts. The Schofield Middle School's dominance over the Middle School category (since 2016!) continued: N4SMS's 800 contacts was the highest score of all categories to boot. In the Senior High category K5LBJ, the LASA High School Amateur Radio Club, eked out a win over K9SOU with a 1.6% point difference. In the College/University category, W5AC, the Texas A&M University Amateur Radio Club, was champion.