Date   
Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 #cal-notice

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Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When:
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
8:30pm to 9:30pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

Organizer:
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Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Upcoming Event: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

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Organizer: noreply@...

Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Upcoming Event: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 8:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

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Organizer: noreply@...

Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Re: Fort Worth tower height exception

Greg Baviera
 

If you need additional information related to building permits or zoning regulations, visit the Planning and Development Department at www.FortWorthGov.org/
planninganddevelopment or call 817-392-2222. To view the zoning ordinance, visit www.FortWorthGov.org/zoning.

Greg Baviera, AF5AC

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 1:58 AM Leslie West via Groups.Io <lesjwest=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think 35' is correct. I remember they allowed additional height as long as the antenna fell on your own property. Can not fall on a neighbor, street etc.

On 11/6/2019 12:13 PM, Kent Martin wrote:
I've searched the Fort Worth city ordinances for the ordinance on ham radio tower height but cannot find what I'm looking for. I searched the W5SH message archive and found a thread on this (https://groups.io/g/w5sh/topic/12939687#2119) which indicates there is a little-known exemption which reads something like 35 ft plus "1ft in additional height for every foot back from the setback.". The thread contains a link but it doesn't work. Does anyone have any idea where the exception is in the code?

Kent (KG5KUD)

Re: Fort Worth tower height exception

Leslie West <lesjwest@...>
 

I think 35' is correct. I remember they allowed additional height as long as the antenna fell on your own property. Can not fall on a neighbor, street etc.

On 11/6/2019 12:13 PM, Kent Martin wrote:
I've searched the Fort Worth city ordinances for the ordinance on ham radio tower height but cannot find what I'm looking for. I searched the W5SH message archive and found a thread on this (https://groups.io/g/w5sh/topic/12939687#2119) which indicates there is a little-known exemption which reads something like 35 ft plus "1ft in additional height for every foot back from the setback.". The thread contains a link but it doesn't work. Does anyone have any idea where the exception is in the code?

Kent (KG5KUD)

Fort Worth tower height exception

Kent Martin
 

I've searched the Fort Worth city ordinances for the ordinance on ham radio tower height but cannot find what I'm looking for. I searched the W5SH message archive and found a thread on this (https://groups.io/g/w5sh/topic/12939687#2119) which indicates there is a little-known exemption which reads something like 35 ft plus "1ft in additional height for every foot back from the setback.". The thread contains a link but it doesn't work. Does anyone have any idea where the exception is in the code?

Kent (KG5KUD)

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/05/2019 #cal-notice

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Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When:
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
8:30pm to 9:30pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

Organizer:
noreply@...

Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Upcoming Event: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/05/2019 8:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

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Organizer: noreply@...

Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Upcoming Event: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net - Tue, 11/05/2019 8:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net

When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Kilocycle Club Repeater - 146.840 (PL 110.9) - Fort Worth, Texas

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Organizer: noreply@...

Description:

Kilocycle Club 2 Meter Net – Open

Begins every Tues­day at 8:30 PM CDT - Frequency: 146.840 (PL 110.9)

Visitors are always welcome!

Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019 - Sat, 11/02/2019 #cal-notice

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Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019

When:
Saturday, 2 November 2019
8:00am to 12:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway, just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

Organizer:
cqpate@...

Description:
The Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC and the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C are supporting the…

Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Featuring indoor/outdoor swap-meet, free parking, ham license testing, hourly prizes, lectures, food truck and CERT.

Grand Prize:  New Mobile Radio

Location:
Cornerstone Community Church
2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

$1.00 Admission, free with public service uniform.  Additional grand prize tickets $1.00.  You must be present to win.

Tables $5.00 – leftover tables sold at door until gone.   Set-up Friday night, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, by appointment or Saturday morning.  To reserve your table, please contact cqpate@....

Talk-in frequencies:  147.160MHz, PL 110.9 and backup 443.200MHz, PL 110.9

If you would like to give a short lecture on some topic, please contact Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ at cqpate@...

Upcoming Event: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019 - Sat, 11/02/2019 8:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019

When: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 8:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway, just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

View Event

Organizer: Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC cqpate@...

Description: The Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC and the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C are supporting the…

Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Featuring indoor/outdoor swap-meet, free parking, ham license testing, hourly prizes, lectures, food truck and CERT.

Grand Prize:  New Mobile Radio

Location:
Cornerstone Community Church
2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

$1.00 Admission, free with public service uniform.  Additional grand prize tickets $1.00.  You must be present to win.

Tables $5.00 – leftover tables sold at door until gone.   Set-up Friday night, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, by appointment or Saturday morning.  To reserve your table, please contact cqpate@....

Talk-in frequencies:  147.160MHz, PL 110.9 and backup 443.200MHz, PL 110.9

If you would like to give a short lecture on some topic, please contact Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ at cqpate@...

Upcoming Event: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019 - Sat, 11/02/2019 8:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019

When: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 8:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway, just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

View Event

Organizer: Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC cqpate@...

Description: The Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC and the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C are supporting the…

Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Featuring indoor/outdoor swap-meet, free parking, ham license testing, hourly prizes, lectures, food truck and CERT.

Grand Prize:  New Mobile Radio

Location:
Cornerstone Community Church
2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

$1.00 Admission, free with public service uniform.  Additional grand prize tickets $1.00.  You must be present to win.

Tables $5.00 – leftover tables sold at door until gone.   Set-up Friday night, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, by appointment or Saturday morning.  To reserve your table, please contact cqpate@....

Talk-in frequencies:  147.160MHz, PL 110.9 and backup 443.200MHz, PL 110.9

If you would like to give a short lecture on some topic, please contact Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ at cqpate@...

embroidery hamfest

Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ
 

we have the embroider vendor so bring your shirts if you need work done or personalized hat.



Re: Opinions on Power Inverters

Steve McDermott
 

I also use a cig lighter charger for my laptop, to prevent the DC/AC/DC losses. 

I use one 55AH battery for my base station, with a trickle smart charger on it. I've never had a low voltage issue under load.

KF5RVR



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Robert Gagnon <rsgagnon@...>
Date: 11/1/19 10:30 (GMT-06:00)
To: w5sh@groups.io
Subject: Re: [w5sh] Opinions on Power Inverters

An inverter converts DC to ac most (remembering your amplifier class and efficiency) are inefficient maybe 40-60% yield, then you wound convert that AC to DC again inefficient.   If you can step down or step up DC using a DC-DC unit you will gain efficiency as well as battery life.  


Our radios are mostly built for 13.8 volts.  At that voltage the current draw is rated.  Decrease voltage, increase current draw, in turn heat dissipation in the device.  HOWEVER, many DC-DC step up units only handle 15W output so depending on the device needs, there may not be cheap units available.   I have 2 deep cycle batteries in parallel, charging them requires a study in electrical engineering so I have a switch between them to allor charging one or the other.  I can use that switch for the 12 volts within my trailer.  I purchased a powersupply for my PC that is for a cigarette adapter and my radio has leads for car install.  On the small carrier I built I did include a switch to change the radio from the PS to the car power. 


I also have a 2500 watt sine wave inverter that I can switch into the batteries.  If it was all perfect that inverter would generate 8 hours of clean AC, however due to inefficiencies, it is a great space heater and provides more comfort there.  


Hope this helps...


On 11/1/2019 10:03 AM, Richard S. wrote:
Thanks Bill!  I was thinking some more like when we're set up for Field Day or if I set up somewhere out in the boonies.




From: w5sh@groups.io <w5sh@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Boyer <kf5fei@...>
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:49 AM
To: W5SH <w5sh@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [w5sh] Opinions on Power Inverters
 
They make universal cigarette lighter laptop adapters. Running a power suppy off an inverter to run DC-powered items just wastes power. 

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 09:39 Richard S. <reslusher@...> wrote:
Greetings all!

I'm seeking opinions on power inverters!  I'm looking for something to power my FT-857D (dialed back to 50 watts or less), my LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner and possibly a laptop (though I might be survive without the laptop).  I prefer something I can acquire locally if possible.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks!

Richard S.
KF5RHI
 

Re: Opinions on Power Inverters

Robert Gagnon
 

An inverter converts DC to ac most (remembering your amplifier class and efficiency) are inefficient maybe 40-60% yield, then you wound convert that AC to DC again inefficient.   If you can step down or step up DC using a DC-DC unit you will gain efficiency as well as battery life.  


Our radios are mostly built for 13.8 volts.  At that voltage the current draw is rated.  Decrease voltage, increase current draw, in turn heat dissipation in the device.  HOWEVER, many DC-DC step up units only handle 15W output so depending on the device needs, there may not be cheap units available.   I have 2 deep cycle batteries in parallel, charging them requires a study in electrical engineering so I have a switch between them to allor charging one or the other.  I can use that switch for the 12 volts within my trailer.  I purchased a powersupply for my PC that is for a cigarette adapter and my radio has leads for car install.  On the small carrier I built I did include a switch to change the radio from the PS to the car power. 


I also have a 2500 watt sine wave inverter that I can switch into the batteries.  If it was all perfect that inverter would generate 8 hours of clean AC, however due to inefficiencies, it is a great space heater and provides more comfort there.  


Hope this helps...


On 11/1/2019 10:03 AM, Richard S. wrote:
Thanks Bill!  I was thinking some more like when we're set up for Field Day or if I set up somewhere out in the boonies.




From: w5sh@groups.io <w5sh@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Boyer <kf5fei@...>
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:49 AM
To: W5SH <w5sh@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [w5sh] Opinions on Power Inverters
 
They make universal cigarette lighter laptop adapters. Running a power suppy off an inverter to run DC-powered items just wastes power. 

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 09:39 Richard S. <reslusher@...> wrote:
Greetings all!

I'm seeking opinions on power inverters!  I'm looking for something to power my FT-857D (dialed back to 50 watts or less), my LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner and possibly a laptop (though I might be survive without the laptop).  I prefer something I can acquire locally if possible.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks!

Richard S.
KF5RHI
 

Re: Opinions on Power Inverters

Richard S.
 

Thanks Bill!  I was thinking some more like when we're set up for Field Day or if I set up somewhere out in the boonies.




From: w5sh@groups.io <w5sh@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Boyer <kf5fei@...>
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:49 AM
To: W5SH <w5sh@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [w5sh] Opinions on Power Inverters
 
They make universal cigarette lighter laptop adapters. Running a power suppy off an inverter to run DC-powered items just wastes power. 

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 09:39 Richard S. <reslusher@...> wrote:
Greetings all!

I'm seeking opinions on power inverters!  I'm looking for something to power my FT-857D (dialed back to 50 watts or less), my LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner and possibly a laptop (though I might be survive without the laptop).  I prefer something I can acquire locally if possible.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks!

Richard S.
KF5RHI
 

Re: Opinions on Power Inverters

Bill Boyer
 

They make universal cigarette lighter laptop adapters. Running a power suppy off an inverter to run DC-powered items just wastes power. 


On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 09:39 Richard S. <reslusher@...> wrote:
Greetings all!

I'm seeking opinions on power inverters!  I'm looking for something to power my FT-857D (dialed back to 50 watts or less), my LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner and possibly a laptop (though I might be survive without the laptop).  I prefer something I can acquire locally if possible.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks!

Richard S.
KF5RHI
 

Opinions on Power Inverters

Richard S.
 

Greetings all!

I'm seeking opinions on power inverters!  I'm looking for something to power my FT-857D (dialed back to 50 watts or less), my LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner and possibly a laptop (though I might be survive without the laptop).  I prefer something I can acquire locally if possible.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks!

Richard S.
KF5RHI
 

Upcoming Event: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019 - Sat, 11/02/2019 8:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – 2 November 2019

When: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 8:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway, just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

View Event

Organizer: Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC cqpate@...

Description: The Amateur Radio Club Of Park County – W5PC and the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C are supporting the…

Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Featuring indoor/outdoor swap-meet, free parking, ham license testing, hourly prizes, lectures, food truck and CERT.

Grand Prize:  New Mobile Radio

Location:
Cornerstone Community Church
2233 East Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway just southeast of Springtown, Texas)

$1.00 Admission, free with public service uniform.  Additional grand prize tickets $1.00.  You must be present to win.

Tables $5.00 – leftover tables sold at door until gone.   Set-up Friday night, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, by appointment or Saturday morning.  To reserve your table, please contact cqpate@....

Talk-in frequencies:  147.160MHz, PL 110.9 and backup 443.200MHz, PL 110.9

If you would like to give a short lecture on some topic, please contact Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ at cqpate@...

net notes 10-29-19

Daryl Pate, KC5SLQ
 

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