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Microphone issues

Andrew Silvester
 

Thanks Bob K6UDA for the heads up on my TX issue last night on the net. It looks like something is going on with the mic.  Transmit but no sound explains why no one responding to my CQs. 
 
Can anyone help me diagnose this issue?  I have an ICOM 7100 with modular plug for the Microphone.  First test would probably be to check my microphone on another radio. Second test would be to check another microphone on my radio. 

Andrew
KC6O


SFARC Net - Thu, 6/21/18

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SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 21 June 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!


Re: ARES and maybe not so stinkin' badges?

Orion, AI6JB
 

Jef,

 

Yes, it looks like ARRL is making good progress on revamping their ARES EComm program.  Can’t wait to see the details.

 

73

Orion, AI6JB

 

From: Jef Allbright <jef@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 06:41
To: Carl First (N6CKV) <cfirst@...>; John Hestenes (NT6ET) <jdhestenes@...>; Orion Endres <ojendres@...>; Greg Kruckewitt (KG6SJT) <kg6sjt@...>; Fred Carey (KF7QVB) <kf7qvb@...>; w6ek@groups.io
Subject: ARES and maybe not so stinkin' badges?

 

 

Wow!  I had pretty much given up on ARES having reasonable levels of qualifications before badges being issued.

 

Now it looks like ARRL/ARES are coming around to this fundamental fact of interacting with public safety agencies.

 

But it appears that--as the bureaucrats they basically are--there's no mention of the other equally important technical qualifications (EC 101) and practical preparations (a ready go-kit) necessary for effective deployment.  For a badge signifying _actual deployable_ status.

 

Anyway, this is partial cause for hope.  One key aspect remaining is a somewhat philosophical one:  In the absence of substantial MOUs with public agencies, there's still real value in exercising these skills and preparedness for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

 

Okay, off my soapbox.  Enjoy the summer solstice and wishing all y'all a successful Field Day 2018!

 

- Jef

 

 

 

 

Training levels attained would dovetail with three new levels of ARES participation: Level One would be comprised of all entering the program with no training, while progressing through the ARRL emergency communications training and the FEMA Independent Study courses 100, 200, 700, and 800. Level Two would be attained upon successful completion of these courses, and would be considered the “Standard” level for ARES participants. Level Three would be attained upon completion of the advanced FEMA courses IS 300 and 400, which would qualify candidates for ARES leadership positions.

Level One participants would be able to fulfill most ARES duties, with a target of attaining Level Two in 1 year. Level Two, the standard participant level, would permit participant access to most incident sites and emergency operations centers (EOCs). Level Three would convey full access as granted by the authority having jurisdiction, plus qualification for ARES leadership.

It’s been proposed that ARRL provide a basic ARES ID, which would convey recognition of registration with ARES nationally and indicate level of training but convey no guarantee of site access. The authority having jurisdiction in an incident could grant an additional ID/pass for site access.

 


ARES and maybe not so stinkin' badges?

Jef - N5JEF
 


Wow!  I had pretty much given up on ARES having reasonable levels of qualifications before badges being issued.

Now it looks like ARRL/ARES are coming around to this fundamental fact of interacting with public safety agencies.

But it appears that--as the bureaucrats they basically are--there's no mention of the other equally important technical qualifications (EC 101) and practical preparations (a ready go-kit) necessary for effective deployment.  For a badge signifying _actual deployable_ status.

Anyway, this is partial cause for hope.  One key aspect remaining is a somewhat philosophical one:  In the absence of substantial MOUs with public agencies, there's still real value in exercising these skills and preparedness for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Okay, off my soapbox.  Enjoy the summer solstice and wishing all y'all a successful Field Day 2018!

- Jef




Training levels attained would dovetail with three new levels of ARES participation: Level One would be comprised of all entering the program with no training, while progressing through the ARRL emergency communications training and the FEMA Independent Study courses 100, 200, 700, and 800. Level Two would be attained upon successful completion of these courses, and would be considered the “Standard” level for ARES participants. Level Three would be attained upon completion of the advanced FEMA courses IS 300 and 400, which would qualify candidates for ARES leadership positions.

Level One participants would be able to fulfill most ARES duties, with a target of attaining Level Two in 1 year. Level Two, the standard participant level, would permit participant access to most incident sites and emergency operations centers (EOCs). Level Three would convey full access as granted by the authority having jurisdiction, plus qualification for ARES leadership.

It’s been proposed that ARRL provide a basic ARES ID, which would convey recognition of registration with ARES nationally and indicate level of training but convey no guarantee of site access. The authority having jurisdiction in an incident could grant an additional ID/pass for site access.



Elmer Net - Wed, 6/20/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Elmer Net

When:
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.30 - pl162.2

Description:

This is our every other weekly net devoted to answering questions, providing answers and scheduling help for all Hams. No question is "stupid". We encourage everyone to ask away so we can all learn and grow more knowledgeably together. Web address: http://w6ek.org/nets.html

View Event.


SFARC Net - Thu, 6/21/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 21 June 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!

View Event.


Cool project

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 
Edited

This Earth Clock looks like a fun project to build:


The ultimate day-night visual in real time.

73,
WF6J


Re: ICOM 7300 Remote Control

Dennis - WU6X
 

Fantaastic, Alan ... I'll be very interested in how you set it up. Maybe you can do a quickie flow chart?

Dennis - WU6X


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of W6LAN <W6LAN@...>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 11:04 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [w6ek] ICOM 7300 Remote Control
 
Hello All,

I've been working on setting up remote access to my ICOM 7300 for the
last few weeks. I now have the remote up and running on my laptop, and
can control the radio from virtually anywhere I have an Internet connection.

Yesterday morning, I was able to establish a remote connection to the
7300 through a HughesNet satellite Internet system. Full control and
smooth waterfall display on the remote but I'm working now to improve
the audio quality. I was able to monitor my SSB transmits on 80 meters
through the KFS WebSDR site (http://69.27.184.62:8901/), but the audio
was cutting out. I know satellite Internet is not the greatest in
handling audio codecs but I'm thinking there may be something I can
modify in my laptop's audio settings to help, perhaps reducing the audio
bandwidth. I'd appreciate comments from anyone who may have had a
similar experience with PC audio settings interfaced with radios.

I'm also looking for any recommendations on a good quality USB or
all-in-one mini jack headset to plug into the laptop, and information on
connecting a CW key to a laptop for remote use.

- Alan




--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S ( http://www.w6lan.com ) enior Technician
El Dorado Networks ( http://www.eldoradonetworks.com )




--
Dennis - WU6X


ICOM 7300 Remote Control

Alan - W6WN
 

Hello All,

I've been working on setting up remote access to my ICOM 7300 for the last few weeks. I now have the remote up and running on my laptop, and can control the radio from virtually anywhere I have an Internet connection.

Yesterday morning, I was able to establish a remote connection to the 7300 through a HughesNet satellite Internet system. Full control and smooth waterfall display on the remote but I'm working now to improve the audio quality. I was able to monitor my SSB transmits on 80 meters through the KFS WebSDR site (http://69.27.184.62:8901/), but the audio was cutting out. I know satellite Internet is not the greatest in handling audio codecs but I'm thinking there may be something I can modify in my laptop's audio settings to help, perhaps reducing the audio bandwidth. I'd appreciate comments from anyone who may have had a similar experience with PC audio settings interfaced with radios.

I'm also looking for any recommendations on a good quality USB or all-in-one mini jack headset to plug into the laptop, and information on connecting a CW key to a laptop for remote use.

- Alan




--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S ( http://www.w6lan.com ) enior Technician
El Dorado Networks ( http://www.eldoradonetworks.com )


SFARC Net - Thu, 6/14/18

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SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 14 June 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!


Re: A GREAT Radio Repair shop in Sacramento ! A Neat find! #repair

Paul - KB6NYB <alfordpaul@...>
 

DOG....?


On Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:11 AM, Peter <k2lrc@...> wrote:


I have found a fellow that not only does old antique radios but is a Ham and Repairs Ham Gear as well and tube testers. He is local and is very reasonable. I do Collins S-line Restoration but he does all of the other manufacturers.  His shop name is SACRAMENTO RADIO EXPO. 916-769-5016 Name is Dog Wilner.  He has a large stock of Antique radios and HI Fi gear. He is very personable and is helpful. Go there to say hi. Nice small shop!
-73- Peter K2LRC
Colliins Rebuilders LLc



Re: A GREAT Radio Repair shop in Sacramento ! A Neat find! #repair

Jef - N5JEF
 

Thanks Pete for sharing this info on the Sacramento Radio Expo shop, Doug Wilner, WB6LOO.  He has a web site at http://www.sacramentoradioexpo.com/aboutus.shtml.

But the way, I work with Dieter, at the Placer County radio shop.  He mentioned to me your great interest in Collins Radio restoration!

- Jef  N5JEF

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 8:11 AM, Peter <k2lrc@...> wrote:
I have found a fellow that not only does old antique radios but is a Ham and Repairs Ham Gear as well and tube testers. He is local and is very reasonable. I do Collins S-line Restoration but he does all of the other manufacturers.  His shop name is SACRAMENTO RADIO EXPO. 916-769-5016 Name is Dog Wilner.  He has a large stock of Antique radios and HI Fi gear. He is very personable and is helpful. Go there to say hi. Nice small shop!
-73- Peter K2LRC
Colliins Rebuilders LLc



A GREAT Radio Repair shop in Sacramento ! A Neat find! #repair

Peter <k2lrc@...>
 

I have found a fellow that not only does old antique radios but is a Ham and Repairs Ham Gear as well and tube testers. He is local and is very reasonable. I do Collins S-line Restoration but he does all of the other manufacturers.  His shop name is SACRAMENTO RADIO EXPO. 916-769-5016 Name is Dog Wilner.  He has a large stock of Antique radios and HI Fi gear. He is very personable and is helpful. Go there to say hi. Nice small shop!
-73- Peter K2LRC
Colliins Rebuilders LLc


[pr:14469] Amateur Radio Awards 89 Scholarships

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 



"The ARRL Foundation announced that this years awards amount to 89

scholarships awarded.  The following scholarships were awarded to the
listed recipients from the Northwestern Division. Congratulations to
all:"

The William Bennett, W7PHO, Memorial Scholarship, $500
Barbara J. Tower, K7GRL, of Coos Bay, OR

The Mary Lou Brown Scholarships, $2,500
Arpad J. Depaszthory, KF7PCL, of Ocean Shores, WA
Michael D. Dunlap, KI7HDZ, of Newman Lake, WA

The Dayton Amateur Radio Association Scholarships, $1,500 each
Taylor J. Herndon, KG7VZF, of Star, ID

The Richard G. Kirkpatrick, K8WU, Memorial Scholarship, $1,000
Deborah Jackson, KI7IOV, of Newberg, OR

The Lois Manley, K7LMZ, and Randall Pitchford, WW7ZZ, Scholarship,
$1,000: Benjamin M. Simons, WE7BEN, of Yoncalla, OR


The Wilse Morgan, WX7P, Memorial ARRL Northwestern Division Scholarship,
$1,000: Declan O'Hara, KG7HTE, of Lebanon, OR

The Old Man International Sideband Society (OMISS) Scholarship, 

$1,000 Kim E. Gross, KI7PWQ, of Nampa, ID


The William C. Winscott, N6CHA, Memorial Scholarship, $2,500
Joseph Pepe-Phelps, KL3JY, of Anchorage

ARRL FOUNDATION

Established in 1973 by the American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ARRL) as an independent and separate 501(c)(3) organization, the ARRL Foundation administers programs to support the Amateur Radio community.

Funded entirely by the generous contributions of radio amateurs and friends, ARRL Foundation administers programs for Amateur Radio award scholarships for higher education, award grants for Amateur Radio projects, and award special Amateur Radio program grants for The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program and The Jesse A. Bieberman Meritorious Membership Program.

_______________________________________________


SFARC Net - Thu, 6/14/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 14 June 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!

View Event.


Videos from our June General Meeting are up on YouTube

Greg D
 

Hi folks,

Videos of last Friday's general meeting presentations are up on YouTube.

Web-based SDRs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWipZsA8Q-k
Field Day plans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFIabRdY8lU

Enjoy!

Greg KO6TH


Re: FD 2018 Saturday Breakfast #fieldday

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Lin and I will be hosting a free Field Day Saturday breakfast on June 23rd from 9 to 10 am. Fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Bring your appetite, a chair and also could use a few extra folding tables.

Please RSVP directly to ai6us@... before June 19th so we can purchase the fixings accordingly. 


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Brian- AI6US
916-770-7751 cell


FIELD DAY POT LUCK SIGN-UP #fieldday

Dennis - WU6X
 

If you plan to attend Saturday night's pot luck, and would like to bring a dish, side-dish, desert, etc., please sign-up so we can prevent too many duplicates.

1. Go to the DATABASES tab near the bottom of the links at the left of your screen
2. Click the Pot Luck Sign-up Sheet
3. Click [ADD ROW] to enter your information

If that doesn't work for you, try this direct link: https://w6ek.groups.io/g/sfarc/table?id=7538


Re: FD 2018 Saturday Breakfast #fieldday

Greg D
 

Denny's in Newcastle. It's right at the Indian Hill exit.

Greg KO6TH


On June 11, 2018 6:10:06 PM PDT, W6LAN <W6LAN@...> wrote:
Hi Brian, 

Looks like I won't make it to the meeting in time tonight. I just finished my afternoon appointment, and now I can't find the meeting details in Newcastle


Alan - W6LAN
530 417 1451



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Gohl <ai6us@...>
Date: 6/7/18 7:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [w6ek] FD 2018 Saturday Breakfast #fieldday

Lin and I will be hosting a free Field Day Saturday breakfast on June 23rd from 9 to 10 am. Fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Bring your appetite, a chair and also could use a few extra folding tables.

Please RSVP directly to ai6us@... before June 19th so we can purchase the fixings accordingly. 


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Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Re: FD 2018 Saturday Breakfast #fieldday

Alan - W6WN
 

Hi Brian, 

Looks like I won't make it to the meeting in time tonight. I just finished my afternoon appointment, and now I can't find the meeting details in Newcastle


Alan - W6LAN
530 417 1451



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Gohl <ai6us@...>
Date: 6/7/18 7:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [w6ek] FD 2018 Saturday Breakfast #fieldday

Lin and I will be hosting a free Field Day Saturday breakfast on June 23rd from 9 to 10 am. Fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Bring your appetite, a chair and also could use a few extra folding tables.

Please RSVP directly to ai6us@... before June 19th so we can purchase the fixings accordingly. 


--
Brian- AI6US
916-770-7751
--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks