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Re: map program link from last night's meeting

Jerry Crawford
 

Thanks. 
I thought the Zoom meeting was great. Too bad there were not more attendees 

Jerry

On May 12, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Carl Juvrud <cjuvrud@...> wrote:


map program link from last night's meeting

Carl Juvrud
 


May 2020 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club
 

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May Meeting

WHEN: May 11, 2020
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Zoom (Meeting is scheduled for 2 hours, but may not run anywhere near that long. Please note that all members will be muted upon entry, but can unmute to discuss things or ask questions.)

Join Zoom Meeting
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TALK-IN: TBA

Program: ARRL Section Manager Dr. Marc Tarplee will be our guest presenter. We will also discuss whether or not to hold Field Day this year.
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Upcoming Events

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Emergency Ventilator Designed and Constructed by Hams Going to FDA

Emergency Ventilator Designed and Constructed by Hams Going to FDA
Radio amateurs have succeeded in providing a complete, working ventilator system to University of Florida researchers who are in the process of applying to the Food and Drug Administration for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). A successful submission would blaze the way for volunteers and manufacturers around the world to create low-cost, highly functional Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or anesthesia-care ventilators that offer many of the features of modern ventilators at a fraction of the typical cost. Dr. Gordon Gibby, KX4Z, who is associated with the project, said efforts to further improve the device are ongoing.

"We made a stunning improvement in accuracy of the system and measuring volumes last night at about 1 AM," he told ARRL. "Accuracy of that particular alarm measurement went from about 300%, down to about 10%. The FDA submission is being readied, but we keep making engineering improvements."

Gibby credited some of the primary volunteers. "Bob Benedict, KD8CGH, has provided incredible volunteer testing, now exceeding 1.6 million cycles on one crucial valve and 300,000 on another. Jack Purdum, W8TEE, is the main 'code-cleaner' for one of multiple teams building software, following the initial lead of Marcelo Varanda, VA3MVV. Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, not only created the ventilator controller schematic but the printed circuit board layout that will be part of an expected University of Florida submission." Farhan was among the founding code writers of what we now know as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Other hams worked on mechanical designs for flow measurements and retooled potential manufacturing capabilities otherwise used to produce transceivers. In another example of ham radio ingenuity, Marc Winzenried, WA9ZCO, modified a readily available lawn sprinkler to serve as a durable expiratory valve. This development enabled the ventilator to go more than 1 million breaths before significant valve issues developed, and the part can be replaced for less than $15.

The completed prototype in Florida was built using typical tools by a radio amateur, and assembled boards provided by LifeMech, a manufacturer working with the project. Farhan crafted an extendable menu structure for the Arduino Nano-based controller, and gas-flow measurements are made every few milliseconds by an I2C-based differential pressure transducer that can measure down to tiny PSI fractions, allowing the design to accurately track patient-induced variations in the volume of delivered gasses.

"Using Wenzenried's expiratory valve, electronic on-off control at the rate of 30 Hz allows modulation of the valve to set the continuous airway pressure used to keep the patient's lung alveoli open against virus-induced water-logging of the connective tissue," Gibby explained.

"Perhaps the most surprising development was the addition of the ability to sense patient effort to take a breath and immediately switch to assisting the patient with that breath, known as 'assist-control' ventilation," Gibby said. "This is expected to allow far lighter sedation of patients -- potentially even no sedation." Read more.

ARRL Letter from April 30, 2020.
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SCHEART DMR changes

KENT HUFFORD
 

From: Roger Mull <roger_mull@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:42 PM

 

This is to alert you that a change to operation of the SCHEART DMR network will occur at the end of the month.  It will not affect operation of the repeater network during emergencies but will reduce the total number of available talk groups during normal operation.

 

I've was notified this afternoon, that by the end of the April, the originating source of the TAC1, TAC310 and DCI/Brandmiester talk groups is going away.  These three talk groups are being distributed from DMRX amateur group out of Washington state.  DMRX is supporting over 1,000 conference connections and their system loading has become as issue.   They made an announcement to the effect they would no longer provide free distribution and other C-bridge owners would need to pay for access starting in May.

 

These three talk groups are carried by SCHEART as part of the multi-state PRN network during normal operations.  During emergencies, we already shut off these talk groups.   The PRN network management team has decided not to pay for continued access to these talk groups.   Users who still want to access these talk groups are encourage to obtain openSpot

or similar hardware.

 

 

Roger


Re: [Members] NABRC Monthly Meeting Info

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

No it does not. 

Pax et Bonum,

Bishop Gregory W. Godsey, OSFoc

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! 


On Apr 6, 2020 at 9:59 PM, <Rodney Tanner> wrote:

Does you desktop computer have to a have a camera

Rodney

On Monday, April 6, 2020, 8:54:05 PM EDT, Bishop Gregory Godsey via Members <members@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Please be aware that you will need to download the Zoom app for your phone, tablet, iPad or computer to join us for the meeting next Monday. As I said originally, everyone will be muted at first to give a chance for us to gather and then we can unmute as we need to talk. Please try to put your name in when prompted so that we can see who is speaking as you speak. A photo uploaded as well would be nice if you do not have video capabilities. Those joining by phone number rather than the Zoom app will not be able to input their name or a photo.

Hope to see you all next Monday!

--
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!

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NABRC Monthly Meeting Info

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

Hello all,

Please be aware that you will need to download the Zoom app for your phone, tablet, iPad or computer to join us for the meeting next Monday. As I said originally, everyone will be muted at first to give a chance for us to gather and then we can unmute as we need to talk. Please try to put your name in when prompted so that we can see who is speaking as you speak. A photo uploaded as well would be nice if you do not have video capabilities. Those joining by phone number rather than the Zoom app will not be able to input their name or a photo.

Hope to see you all next Monday!

--
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!


April 2020 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club
 

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April Meeting

WHEN: April 13, 2020
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Zoom (Meeting is scheduled for 2 hours, but may not run anywhere near that long. Please note that all members will be muted upon entry, but can unmute to discuss things or ask questions.)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 183 626 662
Password: 850384

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Meeting ID: 183 626 662
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TALK-IN: TBA

Program: Dave will be discussing a OCF Presentation.
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HamSCI 2020 Workshop Successfully Reworked as a Virtual Event

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the March 20 - 21 HamSCI Workshop went on as scheduled, moving to a free, all-digital webinar workshop. The theme of the 2020 workshop was "The Auroral Connection -- How does the aurora affect amateur radio, and what can we learn about the aurora from radio techniques?" Organizer and
University of Scranton professor Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, told ARRL that he was quite happy with the outcome, after the in-person workshop had to be called off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

"In some ways, it was good for us," Frissell said. "We actually got many more participants than had we just held it in person." Expectations for the live event were for about 100 participants. Online, Zoom -- the webinar platform used for the workshop -- reported 290 unique logins from 24 countries. After cancellation of the in-person workshop, Frissell had to scramble to make the virtual event a reality.

"I had the webinar running in practice mode for about 2 or 3 days before the workshop, and I let presenters log in whenever they wanted to test things out," Frissell said.
Another hurdle to overcome was figuring out how to convert poster presentations to electronic format. "The Aurorasaurus group really helped out with that," Frissell said, noting that Aurorasaurus Project manager Laura Brandt came up with a method for presenting the posters electronically and made sure the poster session ran smoothly.
In a blog post, Brandt called the workshop "the first of its kind in heliophysics." The Aurorasaurus Project theme is "Reporting Auroras from the Ground Up."

"The annual HamSCI Workshop provided the perfect opportunity to introduce citizen scientists and scientists from the aurora and ham radio communities and build connections for future collaboration," Brandt said. "Both aurora and ham radio citizen scientists work closely with the Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere, but while aurora folks tend to think about how what we see reveals aspects of the ionosphere, ham radio operators tend to think about what radio waves can tell us about the ionosphere."
Oral presentations were delivered as originally scheduled and in the same format as if they were being delivered at the in-person workshop.

The workshop served as a team meeting for the HamSCI Personal Space Weather Station project that's funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to Frissell as its principal investigator. The project seeks to harness the power of a network of radio amateurs to better understand and measure the effects of weather in the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere.

Workshop presentations are being archived. Read more.

ARRL Letter from April 2, 2020.
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Run United rescheduled

KENT HUFFORD
 

The Run United has moved to Oct 10, 2020

 

SEED is scheduled for OCT 3, 2020

 

The Best DAM Bike Ride has been canceled for this year.

 

Kent

KQ4KK

 

 

From Charlie, AE4UX: 



As is the case with many large group activities that are scheduled in the near future, the 2020 Aiken Run United will not be held on the scheduled date (April 25, 2020). The event has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 10, 2020.




Run United Rescheduled

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

From Charlie, AE4UX: 

As is the case with many large group activities that are scheduled in the near future, the 2020 Aiken Run United will not be held on the scheduled date (April 25, 2020). The event has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Pax et Bonum,

Bishop Gregory W. Godsey, OSFoc

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! 


Amateur Radio Testing in Columbia, SC

KENT HUFFORD
 

Posted on March 19, 2020 by N3LU

 

I’ve had multiple emails about the status of this Saturday’s (3/21/2020) testing session. As of now it is still on at ETV’s headquarters, 1041 George Roger’s Boulevard, Columbia, SC. Testing starting at 08:55. 

If something should change, it will be reported at SCHEART.US immediately. Stay tuned…

 


NABRC April Meeting - CANCELLED

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

Given the consensus of members contacting me, I am making the decision that we will cancel the April Meeting. Dave will send out information closer to the date on his presentation.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Please continue to monitor the CDC website for more information about this virus.

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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!


NABRC April Meeting

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

Hello all,

I have had several request about our April meeting. At the current moment, no decision has been made about whether or not we will have a public meeting. A lot of the decision will be based on whether or not we can meet at the hospital.

The Executive Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will let you all know as soon as a decision is made.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Pax et Bonum,

Bishop Gregory W. Godsey, OSFoc

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! 


AIKEN ARES meeting MONDAY 6PM

KENT HUFFORD
 

The monthly Aiken ARES meeting will be held "ON THE AIR" on the Beech
Island VHF repeater MONDAY evening at 6PM. (147.345 + 91.5 tone) This is
in lieu of holding the meeting at ARMC. KP2L will be the net control.
Please check in and participate if you can.

--
73
Kevin Kingery
KJ4IVJ
Aiken County, ARES EC


From Greene Cty Sheriff about Dayton Hamvention

Carl Juvrud
 

GREENE CTY SHERIFF: Just received word that the 2020 Dayton Hamvention has been cancelled. nixle.us/BPGH4


Hamvention Cancelled

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.

It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.

This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary.

More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted on our website www.hamvention.org.

Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.

Jack Gerbs  W8HJR
General Chairman HV2020

 


Aiken County Public Schools Closed Through March

KENT HUFFORD
 

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Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:55 PM
Parents/Guardians: 

This afternoon, Governor McMcaster issued an executive order to close all public schools throughout the state for a minimum period of two weeks. Our District has been preparing for the potential of a closure, and, at this time, we are expediting Distance Learning and Nutrition planning to ensure continued student learning and nutritional service throughout this mandated closure.

This school closure will begin immediately and is expected to continue at least through the end of the month. There will be no school for students in Aiken County beginning tomorrow. District leaders and school principals are asked to report to their work locations tomorrow morning to finalize planning. Teachers and other staff members should be on call tomorrow and prepared to report to work, as requested, to assist with planning.

All staff members will be essential to the success of our Distance Learning and Nutritional Service and will be called upon, as needed, to support implementation. Aiken County Public Schools will meet its financial commitment to all employees.

Additional details on the distribution of students’ printed Distance Learning Packets, remote teacher conferencing and virtual learning will be shared with parents/guardians on or before Wednesday, March 18.

Aiken County Public Schools’ has submitted required documentation to the State Department and we expect to be able to begin transporting grab-and-go student meals to students 18-years and younger throughout the county as early as Tuesday, March 17.

We can only imagine the impact that this announcement will have on our families. Please know that our school district family is committed to supporting the educational and nutritional needs of our community. We appreciate your patience in finalizing plans with essential staff members tomorrow and will have additional information after that time.

-King Laurence, Superintendent 

 

 


ARES Meeting

Carl Juvrud
 

The monthly Aiken  ARES meeting will be held "ON THE AIR"  on the Beech Island VHF repeater tomorrow evening  at 6PM.  (147.345 + 91.5 tone)   This is in lieu of holding the meeting at ARMC.  KP2L will be the net control.  Please check in and participate if you can . Thanks/73
Carl KP2L


Phoenix Dawn Exercise tomorrow

Carl Juvrud
 

Aiken County ARES will be participating in the Statewide Full Scale exercise tomorrow (Thursday) from 8:30AM to 1PM.

 ARES operators will be at the Aiken County EOC,  manning the radio room.
  
We will hold a county net on the N2ZZ repeater 145.350- (156.7 tone) during the exercise.  We will be accepting simulated situation reports, starting and ending with "THIS IS AN EXERCISE". We will also be testing simplex operations on the output of the repeater.

This would give you the opportunity to test your VHF simplex range,  so please check in and participate if you are able.  

Thanks & 73
Carl Juvrud KP2L
Aiken County ARES


March 2020 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club
 

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March Meeting

WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2020
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Service Station #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 146.730 Mhz (-)

Program: Mike Newland, NC8N, will give a presentation on the 3905 Century Club.
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Upcoming Events

March 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM - VE Testing Session - Located at Aiken SDA Church located at 1714 Columbia Hwy N. in Aiken, SC. Visit https://k4nab.org/events/event/nabrc-ve-testing/ for more information.

March 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.
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International Space Station Resupply Mission to Carry New ARISS Ham Radio Gear

The scheduled March 7 (UTC) SpaceX CRS-20 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include the initial Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit, which is listed as a primary payload. The IORS is the foundation of the ARISS next-generation amateur radio system on the space station. Once at the space station, the IORS will be stowed for later installation.

The ARISS hardware team built four flight units, and the first will be installed in the ISS Columbus module. A second flight unit expected to be launched on a later 2020 cargo flight will be installed in the Russian Service Module. NASA contracts with SpaceX to handle ISS resupply missions.

The IORS represents the first major upgrade of on-station ARISS equipment. The package will include a higher-power radio, an enhanced voice repeater, and updated digital packet radio (APRS) and slow-scan television (SSTV) capabilities for both the US and Russian space station segments. The IORS consists of a custom-modified JVCKenwood TM-D710GA transceiver, an AMSAT-developed multi-voltage power supply, and interconnecting cables.

The ARISS hardware team remains busy on IORS development and final certification. While the initial unit has been certified for launch and stowage on ISS, the team is still deep into the final certification of the IORS for flight operations, and construction of a second flight unit is in progress.

ARISS will mark 20 years of continuous amateur radio operation on the space station in November.

ARRL Letter from March 4, 2020.
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North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club - Daily Summary

Kevan Nason
 

Thanks for replies. Made one up by combining info from a couple different sources. 

Kevan