Date   
Terry Beedle KG7LZO SK

Robin Amundson
 

Hi All,
Perhaps while I was gone the club noted Terry Beedle's passing on September 20. I just saw the notice in the October 17 Woodinville weekly.  A celebration of Terry's life will be held on Friday, November 1 at 1 p.m. at Carnation-Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA.

Next to Terry's obituary with photo is Betty Rubin's obituary with photo. Betty was married for 71 years to my good buddy and elmer, Sam, WC7Q, who is 91 years young. 

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Shawn was right

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Yes, thanks, Shawn, for seeing the need and doing the migration.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Oct 17, 2019, at 10:55 AM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:


Re: Echolink from Sarasota

Shawn / K7ATA
 

easier to install the echolink app on your phone and connect to our repeater directly, or find an irlp repeater and connect repeater<-->repeater

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 10/17/2019 8:48 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM wrote:
Great 7p discussion tonight about taking your radios with you while travelling. I'm headed to Florida this coming week and will be taking my Baofeng (BF-F8HP).

A real newbie question: if I find a Repeater that supports Echolink in Sarasota, can I use just my HT to contact our repeater to join next week's 7p and 8p checkins?


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WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Echolink from Sarasota

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Great 7p discussion tonight about taking your radios with you while travelling. I'm headed to Florida this coming week and will be taking my Baofeng (BF-F8HP).

A real newbie question: if I find a Repeater that supports Echolink in Sarasota, can I use just my HT to contact our repeater to join next week's 7p and 8p checkins?


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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Shawn was right

Rowland
 

Make sure everything has been moved from the Yahoo site.

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Amundson
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:55 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Shawn was right

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/16/yahoo-groups-to-shut-down/?fbclid=IwAR2oYh0egk31rpLvl0U3KkgJfJ_KFyU6zS_1EPWDzinAdi-We17w6WUJ098

Thank you Shawn for getting us migrated earlier.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Jammer on Cougar Repeater

Rowland
 

Wonderful………….

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of W7ABD
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:46 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Jammer on Cougar Repeater

 

SnoVARC,

As of late we have been experiencing disruption of the club's repeater by an individual.  We refer to this type of person as a "jammer".

This Jammer typically disrupts the repeater between the hours 16:30 to 18:30 Monday through Friday.  These events last about 30 minutes or so and consist of rapid clicking of the mic PTT, broadcasting football games and playing music.  When I catch him at it, I turn the repeater off.  If you have noticed the repeater unresponsive in the evenings - this is why.

I believe this lowlife to be mobile, as I have heard him fade in and out on the reverse frequency (446.825) from my home QTH here east of Duvall.

Under FCC rules we as repeater owners are not libel for the content transmitted by others on our repeater.  We are libel though if we don't take action to stop these transmissions.  Hence the reason I have been turning the repeater off. 

If you have a chance, try listening to the input frequency of the repeater (446.825) during these times, to see if we can direction find these transmissions and locate this jammer.  Hopefully putting a stop to it.

Jim
W7ABD

Shawn was right

Robin Amundson
 

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Irvina Mizell
 

Count me in.

Irvina


From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> on behalf of Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:52 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io>
Subject: [snovarc] Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.
 
Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Jammer on Cougar Repeater

Mark McClain
 

I have a lot of experience with tracking and catching jammers from 30+ years ago in So. Cal.  I've dealt with hams jamming other hams and repeaters, including law enforcement repeaters.  And I have had to deal with some minor occurrences here in the PNW over the last two decades with my repeaters 

The first thing to do is to establish a team, and use a non-public medium (ie- dont use this reflector or any other public or 'semi'-restricted forum.

I'll be happy to share additional info once someone determines how they want to communicate.

Mark McClain, N6OBY





Sent from my smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io" <louis.giliberto@...>
Date: 10/17/19 7:46 AM (GMT+01:00)
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] Jammer on Cougar Repeater

I have a scanner with rssi logging and audio recording I'll turn on at my qth.


Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On Oct 16, 2019, 6:46 PM, W7ABD < w7abd1@...> wrote:

SnoVARC,

As of late we have been experiencing disruption of the club's repeater by an individual.  We refer to this type of person as a "jammer".

This Jammer typically disrupts the repeater between the hours 16:30 to 18:30 Monday through Friday.  These events last about 30 minutes or so and consist of rapid clicking of the mic PTT, broadcasting football games and playing music.  When I catch him at it, I turn the repeater off.  If you have noticed the repeater unresponsive in the evenings - this is why.

I believe this lowlife to be mobile, as I have heard him fade in and out on the reverse frequency (446.825) from my home QTH here east of Duvall.

Under FCC rules we as repeater owners are not libel for the content transmitted by others on our repeater.  We are libel though if we don't take action to stop these transmissions.  Hence the reason I have been turning the repeater off. 

If you have a chance, try listening to the input frequency of the repeater (446.825) during these times, to see if we can direction find these transmissions and locate this jammer.  Hopefully putting a stop to it.

Jim
W7ABD

Re: Jammer on Cougar Repeater

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I have a scanner with rssi logging and audio recording I'll turn on at my qth.


Sent from ProtonMail mobile



-------- Original Message --------
On Oct 16, 2019, 6:46 PM, W7ABD < w7abd1@...> wrote:

SnoVARC,

As of late we have been experiencing disruption of the club's repeater by an individual.  We refer to this type of person as a "jammer".

This Jammer typically disrupts the repeater between the hours 16:30 to 18:30 Monday through Friday.  These events last about 30 minutes or so and consist of rapid clicking of the mic PTT, broadcasting football games and playing music.  When I catch him at it, I turn the repeater off.  If you have noticed the repeater unresponsive in the evenings - this is why.

I believe this lowlife to be mobile, as I have heard him fade in and out on the reverse frequency (446.825) from my home QTH here east of Duvall.

Under FCC rules we as repeater owners are not libel for the content transmitted by others on our repeater.  We are libel though if we don't take action to stop these transmissions.  Hence the reason I have been turning the repeater off. 

If you have a chance, try listening to the input frequency of the repeater (446.825) during these times, to see if we can direction find these transmissions and locate this jammer.  Hopefully putting a stop to it.

Jim
W7ABD

Jammer on Cougar Repeater

W7ABD
 

SnoVARC,

As of late we have been experiencing disruption of the club's repeater by an individual.  We refer to this type of person as a "jammer".

This Jammer typically disrupts the repeater between the hours 16:30 to 18:30 Monday through Friday.  These events last about 30 minutes or so and consist of rapid clicking of the mic PTT, broadcasting football games and playing music.  When I catch him at it, I turn the repeater off.  If you have noticed the repeater unresponsive in the evenings - this is why.

I believe this lowlife to be mobile, as I have heard him fade in and out on the reverse frequency (446.825) from my home QTH here east of Duvall.

Under FCC rules we as repeater owners are not libel for the content transmitted by others on our repeater.  We are libel though if we don't take action to stop these transmissions.  Hence the reason I have been turning the repeater off. 

If you have a chance, try listening to the input frequency of the repeater (446.825) during these times, to see if we can direction find these transmissions and locate this jammer.  Hopefully putting a stop to it.

Jim
W7ABD

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Shawn / K7ATA
 

Shawn and Julie will be there as well.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 10/16/2019 4:43 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM wrote:
Please add Carolyn and Howard to the list

On Oct 16, 2019, at 4:13 PM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@... <mailto:ralph.lease@...>> wrote:

Ralph and Donna on the list please.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:52 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@... <mailto:wa7cpa@...>> wrote:

Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual
holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation
is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no
pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck
confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Please add Carolyn and Howard to the list

On Oct 16, 2019, at 4:13 PM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:

Ralph and Donna on the list please.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:52 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA


--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Kirt / K7KDW
 

I will be there. 

On Oct 16, 2019, at 4:12 PM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:


Ralph and Donna on the list please.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:52 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Ralph Lease
 

Ralph and Donna on the list please.


On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:52 PM Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:
Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Paula and I will attend!

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Oct 16, 2019, at 3:52 PM, Robin Amundson <wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Ixtapa Redmond Ridge SnoVARC holiday dinner confirmed Thurs 12/5 6 p.m.

Robin Amundson
 

Hi All,
Please use this thread to confirm your attendance at our annual holiday party and how many. The Ixtapa Redmond Ridge reservation is for 6 p.m. Ordering is off the menu, and separate checks, no pre-pay. I already have Kathy and Rowland and Lindy and Chuck confirmed. Thank you very much.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Best place to get 125' of LM 400?

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I never thought of using ladder line like that. Great idea! Thanks!


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-------- Original Message --------
On Oct 11, 2019, 6:23 PM, Bengt-Erik Norum < k7add@...> wrote:

I'll look when I'm back home. I may have 100' of excess.

Worth noting that while DXE does occasionally stock LMR400 (a product by Times Microwave), most of what we buy is "DX-400."  They are both great product, but definitely differ.  The plastic used on the outer jacket is more plasticky on the DX Engineering stuff, slightly rubbery on the Times stuff.

UltraFlex is also a Times Microwave brand, but others have produced equivalents.  I use DX-400 Flex or whatever they call it (braided center conductor), as the real deal is even _more_ expensive.

I've also had great luck with Shireen's knock-off "400."  When I was last looking, it was hard to find in quantities less than a full spool, but it might be a good option for a group buy.

As others have said, .2dB/100' isn't a huge deal for most uses.  Longer runs, consider coax to a 1:9 transformer then 450 ohm window line to a 9:1 on the other end; lower loss than LMR400 and it's cheaper and less of a PITA than hard line. DXE manufacturers a pair of these. They're nearly impossible to find on the site - I'll find the model number, if anyone is interested.

K7ADD/AM somewhere over Canada

Re: Best place to get 125' of LM 400?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Bengt-Erik - Awesome!  Thanks for the explanation on the different 400's. I'm still working out how best to get my first HF antenna up and running.

Howard
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: Best place to get 125' of LM 400?

Bengt-Erik Norum
 

I'll look when I'm back home. I may have 100' of excess.

Worth noting that while DXE does occasionally stock LMR400 (a product by Times Microwave), most of what we buy is "DX-400."  They are both great product, but definitely differ.  The plastic used on the outer jacket is more plasticky on the DX Engineering stuff, slightly rubbery on the Times stuff.

UltraFlex is also a Times Microwave brand, but others have produced equivalents.  I use DX-400 Flex or whatever they call it (braided center conductor), as the real deal is even _more_ expensive.

I've also had great luck with Shireen's knock-off "400."  When I was last looking, it was hard to find in quantities less than a full spool, but it might be a good option for a group buy.

As others have said, .2dB/100' isn't a huge deal for most uses.  Longer runs, consider coax to a 1:9 transformer then 450 ohm window line to a 9:1 on the other end; lower loss than LMR400 and it's cheaper and less of a PITA than hard line. DXE manufacturers a pair of these. They're nearly impossible to find on the site - I'll find the model number, if anyone is interested.

K7ADD/AM somewhere over Canada