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New IC-7300 for sale

Robin Amundson
 

Owner says it is in original unopened box with warranty, asking $950. If interested, contact Walt, K7ZQ, 425-641-9670.

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Big Rock Ball Fields update and a 4.6 nudge

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Look forward to the FT8. I've been getting into it lately because of the lousy propagation. Though I got a surprise last night and worked Austria SSB on 20m with 5x7 both ways.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 18, 2019, 12:52 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

As posted on our Facebook page, I do not want to unnecessarily risk my equipment this evening with this unpredictably changing weather pattern. I plan to bring my complete field setup next week on Thursday for running FT8 from Big Rock Ball Fields. (A fun side of our hobby). The weather guessers say sunny warm weather next week.

A serious side of our hobby: Please check in to Kirt's net at 7 p.m. It is a great opportunity for hams who do not usually check in to practice PTT for that day we know is coming when radio propagation is our most likely means of communication. Also, the club's mission as emergency communicators can also be advanced by getting as many club members as possible checking in at 8 p.m. If you have no propagation at home, knowing where to go nearby is worth the drive on a Thursday evening. That day is coming...I felt the surge of adrenaline the other night. My shoes were not by the bed. (They used to be--I got complacent). My HT was in the shack. I had no water in a container by the bed to quickly rehydrate and calm my brain. I was duly warned...

73, Robin, WA7CPA

Big Rock Ball Fields update and a 4.6 nudge

Robin Amundson
 

As posted on our Facebook page, I do not want to unnecessarily risk my equipment this evening with this unpredictably changing weather pattern. I plan to bring my complete field setup next week on Thursday for running FT8 from Big Rock Ball Fields. (A fun side of our hobby). The weather guessers say sunny warm weather next week.

A serious side of our hobby: Please check in to Kirt's net at 7 p.m. It is a great opportunity for hams who do not usually check in to practice PTT for that day we know is coming when radio propagation is our most likely means of communication. Also, the club's mission as emergency communicators can also be advanced by getting as many club members as possible checking in at 8 p.m. If you have no propagation at home, knowing where to go nearby is worth the drive on a Thursday evening. That day is coming...I felt the surge of adrenaline the other night. My shoes were not by the bed. (They used to be--I got complacent). My HT was in the shack. I had no water in a container by the bed to quickly rehydrate and calm my brain. I was duly warned...

73, Robin, WA7CPA

Re: Wake Up Call

Robin Amundson
 

I was monitoring the repeater. Per standard practice I listened
-only in case someone with an emergency needed to use it.

On Jul 12, 2019, at 12:48 PM, Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:

It happened at 2:52 local time, 0952 UTC, and I was playing a game at the time; Thought I was getting too excited for a moment until my chair started moving sideways.


After a brief walk around the house, I checked in on the repeater, and it seems like I was the only person awake. :-)


Anyone that wants details on last nights event can look here:
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uw61535372/executive

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 7/12/2019 11:44 AM, Rowland wrote:

OK Folks,

We had a little wake up call last night about 2:50 AM. Though it was somewhat small (4.6) it is still something to take seriously. Make sure you have your emergency kits up to date, your radio go kits ready to go, etc. I know that radio operators are always a little more prepared then the average citizen but make sure your kits are up to date.

Go to this site to see suggestions for what you should have in your kit. Then update your kit as needed. https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

There are also options available at stores like Costco that have ready made food kits. https://www.costco.com/all-emergency-food.html

For those of you that have generators make sure the gas is fresh and they are ready to go.

A little preparation now will go a long way when the time comes.

Thank You,

Rowland



Re: Wake Up Call

Shawn / K7ATA
 

It happened at 2:52 local time, 0952 UTC, and I was playing a game at the time; Thought I was getting too excited for a moment until my chair started moving sideways.


After a brief walk around the house, I checked in on the repeater, and it seems like I was the only person awake. :-)


Anyone that wants details on last nights event can look here:
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uw61535372/executive

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 7/12/2019 11:44 AM, Rowland wrote:

OK Folks,

We had a little wake up call last night about 2:50 AM.  Though it was somewhat small (4.6) it is still something to take seriously.  Make sure you have your emergency kits up to date, your radio go kits ready to go, etc.  I know that radio operators are always a little more prepared then the average citizen but make sure your kits are up to date.

Go to this site to see suggestions for what you should have in your kit.  Then update your kit as needed. https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

There are also options available at stores like Costco that have ready made food kits. https://www.costco.com/all-emergency-food.html

For those of you that have generators make sure the gas is fresh and they are ready to go.

A little preparation now will go a long way when the time comes.

Thank You,

Rowland

Wake Up Call

Rowland
 

OK Folks,

 

We had a little wake up call last night about 2:50 AM.  Though it was somewhat small (4.6) it is still something to take seriously.  Make sure you have your emergency kits up to date, your radio go kits ready to go, etc.  I know that radio operators are always a little more prepared then the average citizen but make sure your kits are up to date.

 

Go to this site to see suggestions for what you should have in your kit.  Then update your kit as needed.  https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

 

There are also options available at stores like Costco that have ready made food kits.  https://www.costco.com/all-emergency-food.html

 

For those of you that have generators make sure the gas is fresh and they are ready to go.

 

A little preparation now will go a long way when the time comes.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland

Re: SWR cable or ant problem?

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Updates:
*All testing being done at 5W with a HT now as my ic-7100 is packed away until I get my shack back.

The replacement element arrived and that did drop SWR to 1.9/2.0 on 2m and 1.5/1.7 across 70cm. Not great yet. Testing continued.

Last night I had the antenna at the park and had some additional eyes on it* as well as using a different meter but same coax and radio for testing. This was also the first time I had tested it on the ground as recommended by Arrow. Results:
- Some frequencies were blowing past 3 SWR
- Antenna worked better with some height instead of sitting directly on the ground (thanks Howard for being brave enough to hold this thing above your head!)
- Howard identified that I had installed the base plate upside down. This caused the "lip" on the mast mounting side of the plate to sit above the radiating element instead of below. If you look at the install instructions on Arrow's website for the GP140/440 you'll find a visual of this plate. At this point, and without tools, we abandoned further testing.

This morning I corrected the base plate issue and rebuilt the antenna. I tested both outside in my wet grass on the ground and upstairs in a bedroom with the antenna sitting on a bed. The second story bed install gave me better results by ~.2 or so SWR:
144.1 1.5
145.5 1.4
147.5 1.4
426.0 1.5
432.5 1.0
439.0 1.1
446.5 2.2

This antenna is not rated for better than 1.5 SWR across the bands. So, in this configuration I'm now technically "within spec" except for the high side of 440. That really kind of sucks because that's right where the repeater is and so I'm losing half my 5W towards our repeater. I have another e-mail into Arrow and the story will continue.

*I just wanted to mention the value in having multiple eyes looking at the same problem. As humans we can get into a troubleshooting rut. It happens more often than we realize. That's when we miss the obvious... like you installed the thing upside down. If you're having an issue ask others to look at it. Somethings will be obvious to fresh eyes but you'll never see it after becoming "too invested" in trying to solve it on your own. Really glad I brought this thing to the park last night. Really glad Robin organized these get togethers. Really glad Howard was willing to keep at it and asked to see the instructions. And the others that have given advise along the way. Progress.. <high five> See everyone next week.

64th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention August 9-11

Robin Amundson
 

I am happy to say the 64th Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention is older than I am. Pre-registration is still open through August 1.

It is going to be a blockbuster event with top headliner speakers. Research scientist, Dr. Tamitha Skov, Spaceweather Woman! Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, the astrophysicist and Nobel laureate in Physics and developer of FT-8 digital operating mode! Elecraft CEO Eric Swartz will talk about the new K4. And more down-to-earth speakers and topics.
http://pacificnwdxconvention.com/
The convention is held at the Delta Hotel, 3105 Pine Street, in Everett, Washington.

I hope to see you there!

73,
Robin, WA7CPA

SwapFest July 13 10 a.m.

Robin Amundson
 

Where: Redmond Presbyterian Church, 10020 166th Avenue NE
Lake Washington Ham Club http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/

Lots of good ham gear for sale. See website above.

Re: 4th of July in Carnation Help

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

My kids are just starting to move out and am finally getting peace and quiet so I will definitely volunteer for next year, lol

In a few years I suspect I'll have more of Robin's view. :-)


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 5, 2019, 11:25 AM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

Still enjoying very rare holiday with all three daughters and grandsons. So, no sale Rowland. Thanks to all who volunteered.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:36 AM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hope everyone had a great 4th

 

Please mark your calendars for next year on July 4th to help with the festivities in Carnation. We really needed a few more volunteers this year.  It would be great experience for new hams to work with an experienced person during the event.  Also good for those experienced hams to get out there and lend a hand.

 

Besides you all missed a great barbecue and Ben’s house after the event.

 

Hope to see you next year.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland

 

Re: 4th of July in Carnation Help

Robin Amundson
 

Still enjoying very rare holiday with all three daughters and grandsons. So, no sale Rowland. Thanks to all who volunteered.
73,
Robin, WA7CPA 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:36 AM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

Hope everyone had a great 4th

 

Please mark your calendars for next year on July 4th to help with the festivities in Carnation. We really needed a few more volunteers this year.  It would be great experience for new hams to work with an experienced person during the event.  Also good for those experienced hams to get out there and lend a hand.

 

Besides you all missed a great barbecue and Ben’s house after the event.

 

Hope to see you next year.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland

 

4th of July in Carnation Help

Rowland
 

Hope everyone had a great 4th

 

Please mark your calendars for next year on July 4th to help with the festivities in Carnation. We really needed a few more volunteers this year.  It would be great experience for new hams to work with an experienced person during the event.  Also good for those experienced hams to get out there and lend a hand.

 

Besides you all missed a great barbecue and Ben’s house after the event.

 

Hope to see you next year.

 

Thank You,

 

Rowland

 

Lost windbreaker

Dale Smith
 

All,

I'm certain I left a blue windbreaker at the firehouse during the last meeting.  Did anyone pick it up?

Regards,
Dale Smith

Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Dale Smith
 

Whhhooooaaa!

Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 6:53 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Look, folks, you’ve got to make tinfoil hats out of *tin foil*, not aluminum foil.  Aluminum won’t block the mind control rays!
 
Of course, it’s hard to find genuine tin foil now, because it’s been displaced in the marketplace by aluminum foil.  And there’s a reason for that.

Obviously, the *ENTIRE REASON THE BONNEVILLE POWER PROJECT* was built was to generate a lot of cheap electric power.  Sure, it irrigated a lot of farm land.  Sure, it controlled flooding.  Sure, the BPA made it so that the mighty Columbia River turned our darkness to dawn.

But every conspiracy enthusiast knows absolutely for sure that the real reason for all that work was to drive down the price of electric power, enabling the cheap smelting of aluminum, so that Americans would stop buying tin foil and instead buy aluminum foil.  And then the government mind control rays would not be defeated by tinfoil hats any more.

Of course, those of you with genuine tin foil hats already know this.  As for the rest of you, well… you’re just proof that aluminum foil doesn’t defeat the mind control rays.

Pro Tip: most antenna analyzers have an easter egg mode where you can connect the analyzer to your tinfoil hat and the analyzer will tell you how effective the hat is against mind control rays.  Obviously you need to make the connection using coax that has fully tinned shielding for this to work.


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

On Jul 2, 2019, at 5:31 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

But the style…..wow!
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:15 PM
To: louis.giliberto@...; snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
A couple of MIT guys actually did a study and it increases rf. Makes sense if you realize the hat has the shape of a dish antenna focused at your brain, lol

https://mozai.com/writing/not_mine/aluminium_helmets_research.pdf



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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 2, 2019, 11:12 AM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:
 
You might laugh (or not) but I used to work in RF shielded cages and I would get headaches because stray RF would leak in.  I thought about lining my hat with tin foil bit I'm not sure it would work.  
 
... But it definitely will stop The Government from using Alien Tech to stop illegally tapping my thoughts!  😝😒😱
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
 
 
------ Original message------
From: Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:47 AM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute) 

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now. 


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:


It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.
 
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
 
 
------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.
 
73,

Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

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Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
JK7GHU
 
From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.
 
Obligatory alarmist video
 
 
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Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Look, folks, you’ve got to make tinfoil hats out of *tin foil*, not aluminum foil.  Aluminum won’t block the mind control rays!
 
Of course, it’s hard to find genuine tin foil now, because it’s been displaced in the marketplace by aluminum foil.  And there’s a reason for that.

Obviously, the *ENTIRE REASON THE BONNEVILLE POWER PROJECT* was built was to generate a lot of cheap electric power.  Sure, it irrigated a lot of farm land.  Sure, it controlled flooding.  Sure, the BPA made it so that the mighty Columbia River turned our darkness to dawn.

But every conspiracy enthusiast knows absolutely for sure that the real reason for all that work was to drive down the price of electric power, enabling the cheap smelting of aluminum, so that Americans would stop buying tin foil and instead buy aluminum foil.  And then the government mind control rays would not be defeated by tinfoil hats any more.

Of course, those of you with genuine tin foil hats already know this.  As for the rest of you, well… you’re just proof that aluminum foil doesn’t defeat the mind control rays.

Pro Tip: most antenna analyzers have an easter egg mode where you can connect the analyzer to your tinfoil hat and the analyzer will tell you how effective the hat is against mind control rays.  Obviously you need to make the connection using coax that has fully tinned shielding for this to work.


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

On Jul 2, 2019, at 5:31 PM, Rowland <k7rwb@...> wrote:

But the style…..wow!
 
Thanks,
 
Rowland 
 
From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:15 PM
To: louis.giliberto@...; snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
A couple of MIT guys actually did a study and it increases rf. Makes sense if you realize the hat has the shape of a dish antenna focused at your brain, lol

https://mozai.com/writing/not_mine/aluminium_helmets_research.pdf



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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 2, 2019, 11:12 AM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:
 
You might laugh (or not) but I used to work in RF shielded cages and I would get headaches because stray RF would leak in.  I thought about lining my hat with tin foil bit I'm not sure it would work.  
 
... But it definitely will stop The Government from using Alien Tech to stop illegally tapping my thoughts!  😝😒😱
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
 
 
------ Original message------
From: Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:47 AM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute) 

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now. 


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:


It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.
 
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
 
 
------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.
 
73,

Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

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Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …
 
Regards,
Dale Smith
JK7GHU
 
From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
 
http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.
 
Obligatory alarmist video
 
 
Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.
 


Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Rowland
 

But the style…..wow!

 

Thanks,

 

Rowland

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:15 PM
To: louis.giliberto@...; snovarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

A couple of MIT guys actually did a study and it increases rf. Makes sense if you realize the hat has the shape of a dish antenna focused at your brain, lol

https://mozai.com/writing/not_mine/aluminium_helmets_research.pdf



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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 2, 2019, 11:12 AM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

 

You might laugh (or not) but I used to work in RF shielded cages and I would get headaches because stray RF would leak in.  I thought about lining my hat with tin foil bit I'm not sure it would work.  

 

... But it definitely will stop The Government from using Alien Tech to stop illegally tapping my thoughts!  😝😒😱

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

 

 

------ Original message------

From: Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io

Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:47 AM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute)

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:


It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.

 

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

 

 

------ Original message------

From: Robin Amundson

Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.

 

73,

Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

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Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

JK7GHU

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.

 

Obligatory alarmist video

https://youtu.be/lf14OSTzLNQ

 

 

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Re: Carnation 4th of July comm plan and incident objectives

Kathy K7KJB
 

Thanks Tom.

 

Kathy

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom WA7TBP via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2019 10:54 AM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] Carnation 4th of July comm plan and incident objectives

 

Hello all Carnation 4th of July volunteers:

I have attached the Incident objectives (ICS 202) and Comm plan (ICS 205, 2 pages) to this e-mail. Please review and ensure that your radios are programmed with the frequencies listed. For those of you that volunteered last year, there is only one new set of frequencies added. That is the portable repeater that Shawn put together.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me: tomwa7tbp@..., or call me at home, 425-333-4833.

 

Thank you in advance for all of you who have volunteered to help out.

 

73,

 

Tom, WA7TBP

Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

A couple of MIT guys actually did a study and it increases rf. Makes sense if you realize the hat has the shape of a dish antenna focused at your brain, lol

https://mozai.com/writing/not_mine/aluminium_helmets_research.pdf



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On Jul 2, 2019, 11:12 AM, Dale Smith < dale_smith@...> wrote:

You might laugh (or not) but I used to work in RF shielded cages and I would get headaches because stray RF would leak in.  I thought about lining my hat with tin foil bit I'm not sure it would work.  

... But it definitely will stop The Government from using Alien Tech to stop illegally tapping my thoughts!  😝😒😱

Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:47 AM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute)

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now.


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On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.


Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.

73,
Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

JK7GHU

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.

 

Obligatory alarmist video

https://youtu.be/lf14OSTzLNQ

 

 

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

 

Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Dale Smith
 

You might laugh (or not) but I used to work in RF shielded cages and I would get headaches because stray RF would leak in.  I thought about lining my hat with tin foil bit I'm not sure it would work.  

... But it definitely will stop The Government from using Alien Tech to stop illegally tapping my thoughts!  😝😒😱

Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:47 AM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute)

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now.


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.


Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.

73,
Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

JK7GHU

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.

 

Obligatory alarmist video

https://youtu.be/lf14OSTzLNQ

 

 

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

 

Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

There’s a lot of emcomm infrastructure in the US that consists of 2m fm repeaters.  A lot of them get light use, or virtually no use at all.

The folks who want the spectrum have a lot of money.  It makes perfect sense for them to look at amateur allocations and wonder if they could get it for cell phones, M2M, etc.

To be honest the allocation I see most at risk is 1.25m, which is used almost not at all.  I’ve been vaguely considering buying a 1.25m repeater and putting it up at my place, simply to help the band get some use.

Writing to your elected representatives is never a bad plan.  Writing to the FCC is a good plan.

This stuff is part of why I choose to be an ARRL member.  I suppose I should shovel some money in the direction of their Spectrum Defense Fund, which handles this stuff directly.


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

On Jul 2, 2019, at 10:47 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute) 

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now. 


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-------- Original Message --------
On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.


Regards,
Dale Smith


------ Original message------
From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Cc: 
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.

73,
Robin


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …

 

Regards,

Dale Smith

425-686-9304

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dalegsmith

JK7GHU

 

From: snovarc@groups.io <snovarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
To: snovarc@groups.io
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.

 

Obligatory alarmist video

https://youtu.be/lf14OSTzLNQ

 

 

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