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Re: Winter Field day

Wayne Morris
 

Yes, I saw it.




From Wayne

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From: K5TER Don <freebiblehelp@...>
Date: 11/11/19 9:43 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: Re: [wc5c] Winter Field day

Wow, Wayne, did you see this in the rules?

 

FT8 Notes:

WFD has an Emcomm emphasis.. We waited for FT8 2.0, hoping it would be more flexible as we were told it would be, but were disappointed that the new release will NOT do the WFD Exchange as it currently stands. That alone rules out FT8 for WFD. It's ability to carry any emergency message is near nil... try sending "SOS - HMS TITANIC - HIT ICE - SINKING - 82.566N 34.713W". Almost any other mode CAN send that (or the WFD Exchange).

    Getting a message through bad conditions is great.. but getting only a grid square and a signal report is hardly a message of value to Ecomms. When FT8 can do the WFD exchange verbatim, as written in the rules, it'll become part of WFD. That has been the consensus of the WFDA board for some time... 

 

 

From: wc5c@groups.io [mailto:wc5c@groups.io] On Behalf Of Wayne Morris
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:03 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: [wc5c] Winter Field day

 

I might be interested in the Winter Field Day event. I have never participated in this one.

 

If anyone else is interested, let me know. It is the last full weekend in January.

 

Here is the website:  https://www.winterfieldday.com/

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

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Wayne, AC5V

Tech Net tonight, Novermber 12.

Mike Burns, KE5NCS
 

I will not be available for tonight's WC5C Technical Net - net control.  I have a previous commitment at the Fort Worth Nature Center Full Moon Paddle event.

If someone wants to jump in and handle the net control duties, feel free.  There are no scheduled topics.  We were going to discus any individual's issues or questions.  Wayne will not be available the next two weeks.

Mike Burns  KE5NCS   

Re: Thanks to Mike KE5NCS

Steven Lott Smith
 

Awesome job

Thanks to everyone that worked with this valuable project

73

Steve
KG5VK
Tele 318-470-9806
ARRL NTX Section Manager 
Please note: My Out Going Email address is LottsPhoto@...
KG5VK@... is forwarded to my Gmail address



On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM Thomas Kisner <kn6q@...> wrote:
I wanted to thank Mike KE5NCS for being very patient with a group of Scouts working on the Radio merit badge last night.

I had 7 scouts finish the requirements for Radio Merit badge, and I have a couple that seem very interested in taking the next step and getting a technician licence.

73,

Tom KN6Q

Thanks to Mike KE5NCS

Thomas Kisner
 

I wanted to thank Mike KE5NCS for being very patient with a group of Scouts working on the Radio merit badge last night.

I had 7 scouts finish the requirements for Radio Merit badge, and I have a couple that seem very interested in taking the next step and getting a technician licence.

73,

Tom KN6Q

Upcoming Event: WC5CTech Net - Tue, 11/12/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

wc5c@groups.io Calendar <wc5c@...>
 

Reminder: WC5CTech Net

When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:147.160 Repeater

View Event

Organizer: Wayne Morris, AC5V

Description: Weekly technical net open to any amateur radio operators for the purpose of discussion of any amateur subjects and provide assitance to amateur radio operators atempting to acquire any level of license.

Re: Winter Field day

K5TER Don
 

Wow, Wayne, did you see this in the rules?

 

FT8 Notes:

WFD has an Emcomm emphasis.. We waited for FT8 2.0, hoping it would be more flexible as we were told it would be, but were disappointed that the new release will NOT do the WFD Exchange as it currently stands. That alone rules out FT8 for WFD. It's ability to carry any emergency message is near nil... try sending "SOS - HMS TITANIC - HIT ICE - SINKING - 82.566N 34.713W". Almost any other mode CAN send that (or the WFD Exchange).

    Getting a message through bad conditions is great.. but getting only a grid square and a signal report is hardly a message of value to Ecomms. When FT8 can do the WFD exchange verbatim, as written in the rules, it'll become part of WFD. That has been the consensus of the WFDA board for some time... 

 

 

From: wc5c@groups.io [mailto:wc5c@groups.io] On Behalf Of Wayne Morris
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:03 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: [wc5c] Winter Field day

 

I might be interested in the Winter Field Day event. I have never participated in this one.

 

If anyone else is interested, let me know. It is the last full weekend in January.

 

Here is the website:  https://www.winterfieldday.com/

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

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Re: Free azimuthal Map

Bob Ballard
 

Thanks Wayne!

 

Bob – KG5SQJ

 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groups.io> On Behalf Of Wayne Morris
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:29 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: Re: [wc5c] Free azimuthal Map

 

Iink: https://ns6t.net/azimuth/azimuth.html

 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groupsio> On Behalf Of Wayne Morris
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:11 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: [wc5c] Free azimuthal Map

 

Need an Azimuthal map for your QTH?

This link will allow you to put in a 6 character grid square or lat/lon and print a map.

This helps you orient your antennas for areas of interest.

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Re: OCFD Antenna - 15M SWR Readings

Wayne Morris
 

Thanks Bob.

 

My antenna has been re-tuned to the lower end of the bands on 40 and 20 (14.074 and 7.074). That affects the resonance points. I also have the ends as high as I can get them. My center point is about 42’. I will be adding 10’ soon and that will take the ends higher. Mine is low on all the bands 80 – 6 except 30 and 15. There is a resonant point in the 15m area but it is not in band.

 

My tower location dictates how the antenna has to be positioned.

 

 

 

 

 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Ballard
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:20 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: [wc5c] OCFD Antenna - 15M SWR Readings

 

Wayne,

 

You asked what my OCFD Antenna’s 15M SWR readings were during last Thursday’s WC5C Net.  At the time I couldn’t fully answer other than “My recollection is around 2.3:1 on 15M”.  So I decided to check the antenna again and send  you a more comprehensive answer in the charts below.

 

My primary focus on 15M is on my General License SSB mode portion of the band (i.e., 21.275-21.450 MHz).  However, I know you are an Extra License holder and also really into the digital mode so I included the resonant results at the low end of the overall 15M band frequencies.

 

The first image below is a table of the antenna’s SWR readings taken simultaneously from both my TS-2000 radio and my MFJ-894 Power/SWR Meter (why the SWR readings are so different I’m not sure but the radio is likely the more accurate measure).  The second image below the first is a non-proportional diagram showing the wire lengths of the antenna.  In my case the feed point is elevated to 35 feet, the short wire end is at 12’ and the long wire end is at 15 feet.  And yes, I realize the outer ends of the wires should probably be 10’ and 8’ high respectively with the 35’ feed point height but the antenna requires minimal tuning on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 Meters so I plan to leave it where it is.

 

73,

Bob – KG5SQJ

 

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

OCFD Antenna - 15M SWR Readings

Bob Ballard
 

Wayne,

 

You asked what my OCFD Antenna’s 15M SWR readings were during last Thursday’s WC5C Net.  At the time I couldn’t fully answer other than “My recollection is around 2.3:1 on 15M”.  So I decided to check the antenna again and send  you a more comprehensive answer in the charts below.

 

My primary focus on 15M is on my General License SSB mode portion of the band (i.e., 21.275-21.450 MHz).  However, I know you are an Extra License holder and also really into the digital mode so I included the resonant results at the low end of the overall 15M band frequencies.

 

The first image below is a table of the antenna’s SWR readings taken simultaneously from both my TS-2000 radio and my MFJ-894 Power/SWR Meter (why the SWR readings are so different I’m not sure but the radio is likely the more accurate measure).  The second image below the first is a non-proportional diagram showing the wire lengths of the antenna.  In my case the feed point is elevated to 35 feet, the short wire end is at 12’ and the long wire end is at 15 feet.  And yes, I realize the outer ends of the wires should probably be 10’ and 8’ high respectively with the 35’ feed point height but the antenna requires minimal tuning on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 Meters so I plan to leave it where it is.

 

73,

Bob – KG5SQJ

 

 

Winter Field day

Wayne Morris
 

I might be interested in the Winter Field Day event. I have never participated in this one.

 

If anyone else is interested, let me know. It is the last full weekend in January.

 

Here is the website:  https://www.winterfieldday.com/

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Re: Free azimuthal Map

Wayne Morris
 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groups.io> On Behalf Of Wayne Morris
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:11 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: [wc5c] Free azimuthal Map

 

Need an Azimuthal map for your QTH?

This link will allow you to put in a 6 character grid square or lat/lon and print a map.

This helps you orient your antennas for areas of interest.

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Free azimuthal Map

Wayne Morris
 

Need an Azimuthal map for your QTH?

This link will allow you to put in a 6 character grid square or lat/lon and print a map.

This helps you orient your antennas for areas of interest.

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

January 7th: Resistor challenge - mini-lesson

Wayne Morris
 

For January 7th, we will discuss this challenge. General class license implies a better command of electronics theory. One of the first things we learn is Ohm’s Law. Without a good handle on this, most of the rest of electronics becomes very difficult, IMHO.

 

The law was named after the German physicist Georg Ohm, who, in a treatise published in 1827, described measurements of applied voltage and current through simple electrical circuits containing various lengths of wire.

 

 

 

Image result for ohms law

 

In the figure below, calculate the combined resistance from point A to point D, opposite corners and all resistors are of equal value. This was one of the problems given to my electronics technology class in 1981. Remember, we did not have the internet at the time. Try to  do this all on your own and resist resorting to Google.

 

For your calculations, to make it easy, assume all resistors are 10.

 

I will give you this tip:

 

Gustav Kirchhoff’s Current Law is one of the fundamental laws used for circuit analysis. His current law states that for a parallel path the total current entering a circuits junction is exactly equal to the total current leaving the same junction. This is because it has no other place to go as no charge is lost.

In other words the algebraic sum of ALL the currents entering and leaving a junction must be equal to zero as: Σ IIN = Σ IOUT.

This idea by Kirchhoff is commonly known as the Conservation of Charge, as the current is conserved around the junction with no loss of current. Lets look at a simple example of Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) when applied to a single junction.

 

 

Image result for resistor cube

 

Good luck!


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Re: Net Notes 11/07/2019

AzleComm
 

Larry,

 

I wonder if they are on the reflector also!  Thanks for doing that.  I’m going to permanently set up a directional antenna in my truck in case it happens again.  I think you have my phone number in case it happens again.

 

Paul

WB5IDM

 

 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groups.io> On Behalf Of LARRY KF5ODM via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:44 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: Re: [wc5c] Net Notes 11/07/2019

 

OK for what its worth. My home locaton. UV5R on input 147.76 i was getting the interference untill Paul mentioned triangulation. When Mike KESNCS as transmitting it seemed more stronger than when Bob was on .  Not enough time to grab my yagi..... 
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Larry KF5ODM

Re: Net Notes 11/07/2019

LARRY KF5ODM
 

Its back 9:50 PM
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Larry KF5ODM

Re: Net Notes 11/07/2019

LARRY KF5ODM
 

OK for what its worth. My home locaton. UV5R on input 147.76 i was getting the interference untill Paul mentioned triangulation. When Mike KESNCS as transmitting it seemed more stronger than when Bob was on .  Not enough time to grab my yagi..... 
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Larry KF5ODM

Net Notes 11/07/2019

Jon, N5JLD
 

Date Time Callsign Frequency Mode Band Name City State County Grid
Remarks Net Name Log NCS
11/8/2019 02:07:22 AC5V 147.16 FM 2m Wayne Morris Springtown TX Parker
EM12ex WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:08:39 N5JLD 147.16 FM 2m Jon Diner Fort Worth TX Tarrant
EM12ht BOD & Logger Extraordinaire WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:08:41 KD5FKE 147.16 FM 2m Jeffrey R Moehr Springtown TX
Parker EM12dv No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:08:44 W5BNK 147.16 FM 2m Walter W Graves Springtown TX
Parker EM12ew No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:09:03 AF5PK 147.16 FM 2m Gerry C Hale Azle TX Tarrant
EM12fv No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:09:40 KG5SQJ 147.16 FM 2m Bob Ballard Aledo TX Parker
EM12ep Secretary WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:12:31 KG5PMN 147.16 FM 2m James R Tulloh Fort Worth TX
Tarrant EM12js No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:12:35 WB5IDM 147.16 FM 2m Paul Finch Azle TX Parker
EM12fv President WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:16:13 KE5NCS 147.16 FM 2m Michael D Burns Azle TX Tarrant
EM12fv BOD WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:16:38 KC5SLQ 147.16 FM 2m Daryl R Pate Fort Worth TX
Tarrant EM12fu WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:23:57 KG5BZW 147.16 FM 2m Jay F Cox Weatherford TX Parker
EM12ds No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:24:02 KF5ODM 147.16 FM 2m Larry R Pool Weatherford TX
Parker EM12ev No Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:24:19 NA5AA 147.16 FM 2m Lester R Diefenbach Granbury TX
Tarrant EM12fv no Traffic WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
11/8/2019 02:27:38 KC5NRC 147.16 FM 2m John S Atwood Weatherford TX
Tarrant EM12fp First Time Checkin WC5C Weekly Net N5JLD AC5V
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Have fun,
Jon N5JLD
http://www.n5jld.net


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Have fun,
Jon N5JLD
www.n5jld.net ( http://www.n5jld.net )

Upcoming Event: TCARC Weekly Net - Thu, 11/07/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

wc5c@groups.io Calendar <wc5c@...>
 

Reminder: TCARC Weekly Net

When: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:147.16 +0.600 110.9

View Event

Description: Weekly club net. All are welcome. Stop by and chat, rant, or just check in to say hi.

Brian: NetLogger

Wayne Morris
 

Hi Brian, et al.:

 

There is a free program called net logger we use: https://www.netlogger.org/

 

You can install this program and participate in the online part of the net if you like. There is an “Almost Instant Messenger” function the allows online chat.

 


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Re: Brian: RE: [wc5c] 2020 Resolution - General Upgrade

Brian Richman
 

Wayne,

Thanks for the reply. I got a copy of the latest edition of the Gordon West book delivered today.

Until the call sign gets issued, I'm doing a lot of listening and yes, I'm checking the license database at every free moment too. Emoji


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Brian R.



On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 05:44:08 PM CST, Wayne Morris <waynemia@...> wrote:


I don’t remember if I answered this from another computer Brian.

 

Sure, you are more than welcome to participate. I will be sending out some suggestions on materials in December. QRZ has a question/answer system you may already be familiar with:

 

https://www.qrz.com/hamtest/

 

Since you are already on the Groups.io list, you can keep up with the plans.

 

I checked on your license today and no joy. It is too early anyway. Maybe next week.

 

From: wc5c@groups.io <wc5c@groups.io> On Behalf Of bjrichus via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:02 PM
To: wc5c@groups.io
Subject: Re: [wc5c] 2020 Resolution - General Upgrade

 

Wayne,

This is Brian Richman - I was the new guy at the meeting on Saturday. This is very appropriate for me as my plan is to go for the General license in the first few months of next year. 

I listened last night to the Technical net about the dear old 555 timer and it brought back a lot of memories for me of reading magazines (like Elector) when they were all published in paper form (pre-internet) and learning about these things. Unfortunately, I am waiting for the FCC to do their thing and issue my call sign or I'd have checked in.

This will go into my diary for sure.

Thanks again.


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V