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Re: WM4RT

Carl Juvrud
 

In FD contest log choose File>Write Cabrillo(contest submittal) File.   Follow the instructions he supplies, it will take you to the arrl website to submit.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:11 PM Rodney Tanner <wm4rt.hamradio@...> wrote:
Operated on FT8.  How do I get the log out of ARRL Field Day Contest to send to ARRL.

 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
 ----       --   -----     ---       -----     ---
   80             0       0           2       2       3
   40             0       0         16      16      21
   20             0       0         40      40      52
   15             0       0           9       9      12
   10             0       0         10      10      13
            --   -----     ---   -----     ---
 Total       0       0      77      77     100


WM4RT

Rodney Tanner
 

Operated on FT8.  How do I get the log out of ARRL Field Day Contest to send to ARRL.

 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
 ----       --   -----     ---       -----     ---
   80             0       0           2       2       3
   40             0       0         16      16      21
   20             0       0         40      40      52
   15             0       0           9       9      12
   10             0       0         10      10      13
            --   -----     ---   -----     ---
 Total       0       0      77      77     100


KP2L FD

Carl Juvrud
 

Club Members,
I operated part time and exclusively on digital mode using ft4 with my flex 6600 and the hexbeam at abt 50ft.  I experienced some problems with wsjt-x shutting down randomly.  Dave (WB5NHL) helped with a tip to set decode to "normal" instead of "deep". That seemed to help.  I did 220 digital contacts mostly on 15 meters.  20 meters was way too crowded. Of course I had to shut down for the T-storms.   My score submitted under the club was 880 points. Here is the breakdown:

CW          Digital      Phone
            QSOs Pwr(W)  QSOs Pwr(W)  QSOs Pwr(W)
      160m                                       
       80m                                       
       40m                 31   100             
       20m                 33   100             
       15m                127   100             
       10m                 29   100             
        6m                                       
        2m                                       
       222                                       
       432                                       
     Other                                       
 Satellite                                       
      GOTA                                       
     TOTAL     0          220            0  


Re: Field Day

Jerry Crawford
 

While I missed all the operating Field Day with the K4NAB  operations I had a great time and learned a lot.

Perhaps most important for others as well as myself is that it does not take a great setup to have fun and improve skills.  A few weeks ago I threw up an end fed half wave with one end about20 ft up and the other end going over a tree about 50 ft up.  Not a very good antenna but it worked better than I expected.  

The second lesson for all is to be better prepared.  I am in a new QTH with less operating room than I had previously.  I should have taken more time checking out how things would work with this arrangement for a contest type situation.  Along with that, I should taken more time to learn all the N3FJP shortcuts so I did not have to take so much time moving the mouse around.  

I am a mediocre CW operator so can’t compete with the fast running operators like Kevan and did not expect much.  Also I didn’t operate the full time and quit at 250 contacts. The bands were in great shape and I made QSOs on all the bands. I worked 43 states including AK and HI which met my objective of getting going for another WAS from my new QTH.  If I had put in more time I could have made a lot more QSOs.  With the multipliers for CW and power level that will be 1000 points for the K4NAB score.

So I hope others had a good time and that those lacking great antennas know that it is possible to have a good time with minimal antennas.  

73,
Jerry

On Jun 28, 2020, at 12:25 PM, Rodney Tanner <wm4rt.hamradio@...> wrote:

I was wondering how many club members are doing
Field Day from home.


Field Day

Rodney Tanner
 

I was wondering how many club members are doing
Field Day from home.


Re: Field Day information

Jerry Crawford
 

Bands have been wide open. 

Jerry

On Jun 28, 2020, at 2:21 AM, Rodney Tanner <wm4rt.hamradio@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

0620 UTC  Have not made any contacts for hours.  Conditions are terrible.
Wonder it the Sahara Dust Storm is causing the condition to bad in my locations.
Guess I go to bed and get good nap and try again later.


Re: Field Day information

Rodney Tanner
 
Edited

0620 UTC  Have not made any contacts for hours.  Conditions are terrible.
Wonder it the Sahara Dust Storm is causing the condition to bad in my locations.
Guess I go to bed and get good nap and try again later.


NAB Field Day

KENT HUFFORD
 

Of course it is Field Day Weekend so we have LIGHTNING in the CSRA.

Kent



Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


Re: Field Day information

Rodney Tanner
 

I will be monitoring during the day.  May have to go to the hospital. Having pain breathing on the right side. Fluid on the lung probably coming back.  Everybody have fun.
Is there a PowerPoint presentation on how to set up the N3FJP field day logging software


Re: Field Day information

DAVE MILLHOUSE
 

Carl,
     Of course, FD isn't a contest! N1MM+ is the superior software for contesting and the structure of the organization behind it assures it will be maintained and does not rely on a single individual! It was a collaborative international effort by hams for hams with no aim at financial reward! Let's let it go at that - it's up to the individual what software to use! Just trying to be helpful.

Best to you and enjoy FD!

73. Dave, N6YMM



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Carl Juvrud <cjuvrud@...>
Date: 6/25/20 19:03 (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nabrc] Field Day information

Well, let's be clear, Field Day is not a contest.  If you have participated in the NABRC Field Day event in the past, you have used N3FJP Field Day software.  N1MM is supported by a group of volunteers.  To say you don't know how much longer N3FJP software will be supported is disingenuous. One could say that for any piece of software.   The price of N3FJP FD logger is low, and you are supporting a fellow ham who started a business writing  ham software 23 years ago.  Yes... have fun & operate.  My two cents.
73
Carl KP2l

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM DAVE MILLHOUSE <davemillhouse@...> wrote:
Gregory,
     Don't get me wrong N3FJP is good software, but you have to pay for it. Most contesters prefer N1MM+, it is powerful, handles all contests including FD, relatively easy to use, and it is FREE!!!! N1MM+ is continually updated and I don't know how much longer N3FJP will be! My two cents worth!
All, have fun with FD!
73,
Dave, N6YMM



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Gregory Godsey <gregory@...>
Date: 6/25/20 15:33 (GMT-05:00)
To: Nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: [nabrc] Field Day information

This weekend is Field Day. 

 

This year you use your own equipment, operate wherever you want, work alone or with anyone of your choosing.  Remember, use YOUR OWN CALLSIGN not the club’s  and you have to stay within your licensed privilege’s.   Remember that makes you responsible the operation of your site. Stay a few kc off the edges, and watch the mode segment boundaries.

 

So I’ve got a few recommendations for you. 

  1. Plan ahead of time. 
  2. Fire-up your equipment, check it and the antennas on the bands you plan to play on.  
  3. Print the rules, read them, and keep them handy.
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules
  4. Pay attention to the the class you’ll exchange.   For example I’ll only have one transmitter, and I’ll be operating from home.  
    1D would be home on commercial power.
    1E if I fire up the generator. 
  5. Use whatever logging SW you like.  I highly recommend N3FJP Field Day Logging.
    http://n3fjp.com/  If you don’t have it, you can purchase it for $8.99.  Same stuff you’ve used at the K4NAB Field Day site every year.  OR you can register the whole N3JFP logging SW suite and all the contests he supports for download for $49.99.  Or buy a copy of it all on CD for $64.99.  I have the whole package, I got it years ago, and you get all the updates.  You just have to download them.  If you are going to buy it, do it soon, they are busy this time of year and you what time to load it on your machine.
  6. Plan to enter your final score on the ARRL Website, the link is in the rules and you get a few bonus points.  If you want your points to got to the clubs aggregated score use the club name: “North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club”.  Exactly as you see it here between the quotes.  Not including the quotes or anything extra.  Their computers will tally up the individual scores for a club total, which will be published in the QST magazine.


If you have any questions you can post them to nabrc@groups.io.  But don’t wait until Field Day, we’ll probably be busy.  


I will try to operate over the weekend myself. I will be using my call, so look for K5CVD on the air!


Finally this “distributed field day” is courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Don’t forget that. Please be safe, stay healthy, and have fun.


Thanks to K3AV and Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, for the majority of the info contained in this email.

 

73,

Gregory Godsey, K5CVD
* 2015-2020 North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club President
* ARRL Volunteer Examiner
* SCHeart Member

Follow us on Twitter at @nabrc_k4nab.


Re: Field Day information

Carl Juvrud
 

Well, let's be clear, Field Day is not a contest.  If you have participated in the NABRC Field Day event in the past, you have used N3FJP Field Day software.  N1MM is supported by a group of volunteers.  To say you don't know how much longer N3FJP software will be supported is disingenuous. One could say that for any piece of software.   The price of N3FJP FD logger is low, and you are supporting a fellow ham who started a business writing  ham software 23 years ago.  Yes... have fun & operate.  My two cents.
73
Carl KP2l

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM DAVE MILLHOUSE <davemillhouse@...> wrote:
Gregory,
     Don't get me wrong N3FJP is good software, but you have to pay for it. Most contesters prefer N1MM+, it is powerful, handles all contests including FD, relatively easy to use, and it is FREE!!!! N1MM+ is continually updated and I don't know how much longer N3FJP will be! My two cents worth!
All, have fun with FD!
73,
Dave, N6YMM



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Gregory Godsey <gregory@...>
Date: 6/25/20 15:33 (GMT-05:00)
To: Nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: [nabrc] Field Day information

This weekend is Field Day. 

 

This year you use your own equipment, operate wherever you want, work alone or with anyone of your choosing.  Remember, use YOUR OWN CALLSIGN not the club’s  and you have to stay within your licensed privilege’s.   Remember that makes you responsible the operation of your site. Stay a few kc off the edges, and watch the mode segment boundaries.

 

So I’ve got a few recommendations for you. 

  1. Plan ahead of time. 
  2. Fire-up your equipment, check it and the antennas on the bands you plan to play on.  
  3. Print the rules, read them, and keep them handy.
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules
  4. Pay attention to the the class you’ll exchange.   For example I’ll only have one transmitter, and I’ll be operating from home.  
    1D would be home on commercial power.
    1E if I fire up the generator. 
  5. Use whatever logging SW you like.  I highly recommend N3FJP Field Day Logging.
    http://n3fjp.com/  If you don’t have it, you can purchase it for $8.99.  Same stuff you’ve used at the K4NAB Field Day site every year.  OR you can register the whole N3JFP logging SW suite and all the contests he supports for download for $49.99.  Or buy a copy of it all on CD for $64.99.  I have the whole package, I got it years ago, and you get all the updates.  You just have to download them.  If you are going to buy it, do it soon, they are busy this time of year and you what time to load it on your machine.
  6. Plan to enter your final score on the ARRL Website, the link is in the rules and you get a few bonus points.  If you want your points to got to the clubs aggregated score use the club name: “North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club”.  Exactly as you see it here between the quotes.  Not including the quotes or anything extra.  Their computers will tally up the individual scores for a club total, which will be published in the QST magazine.


If you have any questions you can post them to nabrc@groups.io.  But don’t wait until Field Day, we’ll probably be busy.  


I will try to operate over the weekend myself. I will be using my call, so look for K5CVD on the air!


Finally this “distributed field day” is courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Don’t forget that. Please be safe, stay healthy, and have fun.


Thanks to K3AV and Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, for the majority of the info contained in this email.

 

73,

Gregory Godsey, K5CVD
* 2015-2020 North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club President
* ARRL Volunteer Examiner
* SCHeart Member

Follow us on Twitter at @nabrc_k4nab.


Re: Field Day information

DAVE MILLHOUSE
 

Gregory,
     Don't get me wrong N3FJP is good software, but you have to pay for it. Most contesters prefer N1MM+, it is powerful, handles all contests including FD, relatively easy to use, and it is FREE!!!! N1MM+ is continually updated and I don't know how much longer N3FJP will be! My two cents worth!
All, have fun with FD!
73,
Dave, N6YMM



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Gregory Godsey <gregory@...>
Date: 6/25/20 15:33 (GMT-05:00)
To: Nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: [nabrc] Field Day information

This weekend is Field Day. 

 

This year you use your own equipment, operate wherever you want, work alone or with anyone of your choosing.  Remember, use YOUR OWN CALLSIGN not the club’s  and you have to stay within your licensed privilege’s.   Remember that makes you responsible the operation of your site. Stay a few kc off the edges, and watch the mode segment boundaries.

 

So I’ve got a few recommendations for you. 

  1. Plan ahead of time. 
  2. Fire-up your equipment, check it and the antennas on the bands you plan to play on.  
  3. Print the rules, read them, and keep them handy.
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules
  4. Pay attention to the the class you’ll exchange.   For example I’ll only have one transmitter, and I’ll be operating from home.  
    1D would be home on commercial power.
    1E if I fire up the generator. 
  5. Use whatever logging SW you like.  I highly recommend N3FJP Field Day Logging.
    http://n3fjp.com/  If you don’t have it, you can purchase it for $8.99.  Same stuff you’ve used at the K4NAB Field Day site every year.  OR you can register the whole N3JFP logging SW suite and all the contests he supports for download for $49.99.  Or buy a copy of it all on CD for $64.99.  I have the whole package, I got it years ago, and you get all the updates.  You just have to download them.  If you are going to buy it, do it soon, they are busy this time of year and you what time to load it on your machine.
  6. Plan to enter your final score on the ARRL Website, the link is in the rules and you get a few bonus points.  If you want your points to got to the clubs aggregated score use the club name: “North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club”.  Exactly as you see it here between the quotes.  Not including the quotes or anything extra.  Their computers will tally up the individual scores for a club total, which will be published in the QST magazine.


If you have any questions you can post them to nabrc@groups.io.  But don’t wait until Field Day, we’ll probably be busy.  


I will try to operate over the weekend myself. I will be using my call, so look for K5CVD on the air!


Finally this “distributed field day” is courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Don’t forget that. Please be safe, stay healthy, and have fun.


Thanks to K3AV and Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, for the majority of the info contained in this email.

 

73,

Gregory Godsey, K5CVD
* 2015-2020 North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club President
* ARRL Volunteer Examiner
* SCHeart Member

Follow us on Twitter at @nabrc_k4nab.


Field Day information

Gregory Godsey
 

This weekend is Field Day. 

 

This year you use your own equipment, operate wherever you want, work alone or with anyone of your choosing.  Remember, use YOUR OWN CALLSIGN not the club’s  and you have to stay within your licensed privilege’s.   Remember that makes you responsible the operation of your site. Stay a few kc off the edges, and watch the mode segment boundaries.

 

So I’ve got a few recommendations for you. 

  1. Plan ahead of time. 
  2. Fire-up your equipment, check it and the antennas on the bands you plan to play on.  
  3. Print the rules, read them, and keep them handy.
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules
  4. Pay attention to the the class you’ll exchange.   For example I’ll only have one transmitter, and I’ll be operating from home.  
    1D would be home on commercial power.
    1E if I fire up the generator. 
  5. Use whatever logging SW you like.  I highly recommend N3FJP Field Day Logging.
    http://n3fjp.com/  If you don’t have it, you can purchase it for $8.99.  Same stuff you’ve used at the K4NAB Field Day site every year.  OR you can register the whole N3JFP logging SW suite and all the contests he supports for download for $49.99.  Or buy a copy of it all on CD for $64.99.  I have the whole package, I got it years ago, and you get all the updates.  You just have to download them.  If you are going to buy it, do it soon, they are busy this time of year and you what time to load it on your machine.
  6. Plan to enter your final score on the ARRL Website, the link is in the rules and you get a few bonus points.  If you want your points to got to the clubs aggregated score use the club name: “North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club”.  Exactly as you see it here between the quotes.  Not including the quotes or anything extra.  Their computers will tally up the individual scores for a club total, which will be published in the QST magazine.


If you have any questions you can post them to nabrc@groups.io.  But don’t wait until Field Day, we’ll probably be busy.  


I will try to operate over the weekend myself. I will be using my call, so look for K5CVD on the air!


Finally this “distributed field day” is courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Don’t forget that. Please be safe, stay healthy, and have fun.


Thanks to K3AV and Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, for the majority of the info contained in this email.

 

73,

Gregory Godsey, K5CVD
* 2015-2020 North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club President
* ARRL Volunteer Examiner
* SCHeart Member

Follow us on Twitter at @nabrc_k4nab.


WSJT-X

Rodney Tanner
 

WSJT-X version 2.2.2 just released.


For Hams there were in the military

Rodney Tanner
 

I came across these videos on YouTube.
These are Radio Control military planes and helicopters
on a large scale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNGEZXTDQaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zlHhZcCG3c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmELxw-ORQA


Re: New Use for Shortwave Radio

Jerry Crawford
 

Amazing.  Thanks for sharing.

On Jun 18, 2020, at 11:35 AM, KENT HUFFORD <khufford@...> wrote:

There is a good fiction movie about using fiber to cut trading time.



Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


-------- Original message --------
From: WB5NHL <dave@...>
Date: 6/18/20 11:10 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [nabrc] New Use for Shortwave Radio

I guess what's old really is new, hihi.  What's faster than fiber optic cable? Shortwave radio!
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-17/companies-pitch-shortwave-radio-to-shave-milliseconds-off-trades
--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC


Re: New Use for Shortwave Radio

KENT HUFFORD
 

There is a good fiction movie about using fiber to cut trading time.



Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


-------- Original message --------
From: WB5NHL <dave@...>
Date: 6/18/20 11:10 (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] New Use for Shortwave Radio

I guess what's old really is new, hihi.  What's faster than fiber optic cable? Shortwave radio!
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-17/companies-pitch-shortwave-radio-to-shave-milliseconds-off-trades
--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC


New Use for Shortwave Radio

WB5NHL
 

I guess what's old really is new, hihi.  What's faster than fiber optic cable? Shortwave radio!
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-17/companies-pitch-shortwave-radio-to-shave-milliseconds-off-trades
--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC


Ham Radio Emergency| Using Public Safety Frequencies

Rodney Tanner
 

I just watched this video from  K6UDA on using the Baofeng who happens
to work in law enforcement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMBEceAARQM&t=197s

Rodney


Re: June Meeting

Carl Juvrud
 

Zoom requirements for virtual backgrounds.


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 8:33 PM Rodney Tanner <wm4rt.hamradio@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Very informative.  I will have green screen set up for the next meeting and I
will be able to change my background like Carl.