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Re: Donation to the Waddel Family fund

Orion - AI6JB
 

Carl,

 

The appropriate place to make such a motion is at the General Meeting tonight.  I’ll watch for you when I call for new business.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

President

Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

 

 

From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carl Schultz
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 23:39
To: SFARC Group <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>
Subject: [W6EK Groups.io] Donation to the Waddel Family fund

 

Sure you all read the story about Ken Waddell 's tower fall and death.

 

Ken has a family of 5 and there have been some funding set up for them.

 

I'd like to make a motion to send $50 to the fund from SFARC.

 

Here is the link:  (there is a photo of Ken & Family.

https://www.gofundme.com/waddellfamily

 

73,

Carl, WF6J

 


Re: W6EK 2018 CQP: The Results Are In! #contest

Bob Brodovsky K6UDA
 

Obama visited all 57 states so I imagine it can be done.
73,
Bob Brodovsky (K6UDA)
The K6UDA Radio Show on YouTube
Elmer with Attitude
(916) 871-0726





On Oct 9, 2018, at 04:07 AM, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:

How is K6AO able to claim 59 mults?

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: W6EK 2018 CQP: Photos and Videos #contest

Alan - W6WN
 
Edited

Many props to Bob and Karen for hosting us at their beautiful home. And special thanks to Karen for cooking everyone breakfast!

Here's a couple of videos and photos from Sunday:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v15itnuxtnylft3/2018-10-06%2010.01.48.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zz99f8xq2536bs9/2018-10-06%2010.00.57.mp4?dl=0











Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Re: Donation to the Waddel Family fund

KB6SQT - Sam
 

I second

Sam Frazier


Sam Frazier
Attorney at Law
Retired

Auburn, California 
530 888-6500  cell

La Jolla, California 
858-456-5822 cell


On Oct 11, 2018, at 11:38 PM, Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...> wrote:

Sure you all read the story about Ken Waddell 's tower fall and death.

Ken has a family of 5 and there have been some funding set up for them.

I'd like to make a motion to send $50 to the fund from SFARC.

Here is the link:  (there is a photo of Ken & Family.
https://www.gofundme.com/waddellfamily

73,
Carl, WF6J


Donation to the Waddel Family fund

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 

Sure you all read the story about Ken Waddell 's tower fall and death.

Ken has a family of 5 and there have been some funding set up for them.

I'd like to make a motion to send $50 to the fund from SFARC.

Here is the link:  (there is a photo of Ken & Family.
https://www.gofundme.com/waddellfamily

73,
Carl, WF6J


Jamboree On The Air - Philippines - Echolink

Brian - AI6US
 

Hello Everyone,

I will be helping out with the local club operating the Jamboree On The Air / Jamboree On The Internet event October 19th - the 21st (stations operating Saturday 00:00 UTC - Sunday 24:00 UTC). The club 2m/Echolink repeater will be linked and active during the event @ DX7HQ-R. Please stop by and make a call for the DX7HQ JOTA station. I know some Philippine scouts would be excited to work you!

Please pass the word around to any operators that you think would be interested in supporting the event! Thank you!

The DX7HQ station may not appear in the populated station list at all times as they often take Echolink off-line outside of their nets.
--
Brian- DU7/AI6US


SFARC Board Meeting - Fri, 10/12/18 6:00pm-7:00pm #cal-reminder

sfarc@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <sfarc@...>
 

Reminder:
SFARC Board Meeting

When:
Friday, 12 October 2018
6:00pm to 7:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Mel's Diner, 1730 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn

Description:
Monthly SFARC Board meeting. The venue may change from time to time ... Inquire on the repeater or www.W6EK.org for updates

View Event.


General Meeting - Fri, 10/12/18 7:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

sfarc@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <sfarc@...>
 

Reminder:
General Meeting

When:
Friday, 12 October 2018
7:30pm to 9:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA - City Hall, Rose Room

Description:
Come a little early and visit! Ample parking in back of the building. See map at http://www.w6ek.org for details (Hwy49 & Lincoln Way)

View Event.


Re: Better reception of Hurricane Net

Greg D
 

I'm actually hearing it, or at least part of it, locally on 7268.  N8BHL in Ohio is net control.

Greg  KO6TH


Carl Schultz wrote:

Other SDR:


   7.268 MHz

14.325 MHz


Better reception of Hurricane Net

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 

Other SDR:


   7.268 MHz

14.325 MHz


Hurricane Net

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 
Edited

If you are interested, the net is on 7.268 MHz

and no I can't hear it direct, I am using and SDR  http://websdr.lumpkin.k12.ga.us:8888/.

73,
Carl, WF6J


Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer

Bruce - K6BAA
 

Robert,


If your concern is an antenna sticking out of your roof, consider a "Ventenna". Attaches to an existing roof vent on your house. No one will know the difference. Dual band too!

Bruce-K6BAA

https://www.ventenna.com/



On 10/9/2018 8:08 PM, Robert Vaughan wrote:
Dear GARY,

Thank you for your advice. I am going to consider it. I already have
power to the place. In fact, it’s a power pole that I own that has
wires going to the PG&E pole.  Currently, I have a dsl modem at the
pole. The poll is mine, so I believe that I can attach an antenna to
the top of it.

I may just talk to the local repeater or possibly more than that.
Even, HF in the future, if I upgrade my license.

However, the ICOM radio that is priced at $12,000 is out of my league.
I am not sure whether the lesser costing ICOM VHF/UHF radios have the
same capability.  It’s beginning to look like there may be more
difficulty in this project than it’s worth.

I may be vain, but I don’t necessarily want a radio antenna sticking
out of my roof. Although I have a weather station and solar panels.
This would add another utility item.

The power pole where I would like to place an Antenna is hidden in a
forest of trees and not easily seen from most areas around my home,
but the trees are not tall enough to interfere with the radio.

Sincerely,

Robert Vaughan,





Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer

Robert Vaughan - KF6RCC
 

Dear Skip,

Thank you for your very informative answer. I will start more research
using the information you provided.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Robert Vaughan,


Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer

Robert Vaughan - KF6RCC
 

Dear GARY,

Thank you for your advice. I am going to consider it. I already have
power to the place. In fact, it’s a power pole that I own that has
wires going to the PG&E pole. Currently, I have a dsl modem at the
pole. The poll is mine, so I believe that I can attach an antenna to
the top of it.

I may just talk to the local repeater or possibly more than that.
Even, HF in the future, if I upgrade my license.

However, the ICOM radio that is priced at $12,000 is out of my league.
I am not sure whether the lesser costing ICOM VHF/UHF radios have the
same capability. It’s beginning to look like there may be more
difficulty in this project than it’s worth.

I may be vain, but I don’t necessarily want a radio antenna sticking
out of my roof. Although I have a weather station and solar panels.
This would add another utility item.

The power pole where I would like to place an Antenna is hidden in a
forest of trees and not easily seen from most areas around my home,
but the trees are not tall enough to interfere with the radio.

Sincerely,

Robert Vaughan,


SFARC Net - Thu, 10/11/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

sfarc@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <sfarc@...>
 

Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 11 October 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.


Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer

Skip - K6DGW
 

There's a way to do just about anything ... except drive faster than the speed of light or discard angular momentum if you're a spaceship. RemoteHams uses a software app called RCForb. It's designed mainly for HF usage, but could be adapted for a VHF transceiver. It requires some computing power at the remote radio site. Microbit [Sweden] offers RemoteRig which does not require a computer anywhere. It too is designed for a variety of transceivers, all HF. If you're good at electronic design, you could fashion an interface at each end to use it ... it would be a bit of a task however. Some VHF transceivers have a removable front panel that can be located remotely from the radio [mainly for mobile applications]. You would have to pull some cable through your conduit. This is the scheme that Rick, K6VVA ["The Locust"] uses to control a remote radio on a family-owned hilltop behind his home via a 5 GHz link. You might ask him ... beware, The Locust gets very involved in his projects and can be a bit overwhelming. Don't let him near your fridge. [:-) I'm sure one could also conjure up a one-off using an Arduino, Hamstack, R'Pi, or Dogbone. <K6DGW>


Re: W6EK 2018 CQP: The Results Are In! #contest

Gary - KC3PO
 

How is K6AO able to claim 59 mults?

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer

Gary - KC3PO
 

What's your overall goal? Why are you looking into a remote setup? It sounds like you might be unnecessarily complicating things - you'll have to run power out there, the exterior unit will need to be protected from the elements (particularly temperature extremes, assuming you have a plan for rain/snow/etc). And of course you're adding complexity, which is usually not ideal. Who wants to be outside futzing with something in the middle of winter, summer or monsoon? If all you're planning on doing is communicating with repeaters, you have a choice of an ideal antenna location with less than ideal but not horrible run of coax or a less than ideal antenna location with short cable run. Flip a coin and get 'er done. The differences between the two will be more minimal than you think and either solution will most likely not have a problem hitting repeaters.

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: SpaceX Launch and recovery Oct7 19:30

Peter - WB6POT
 

Thanks for the link Carl.  Can never get enough of those.  Love to watch SpaceX nail the landings that everyone said could never be done.

Peter - WB6POT

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 3:28 PM Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...> wrote:
YouTube Launch and booster landing video

Begin forwarded message:

Amazing first time launch and recovery (less than 10 minutes) of satellite
from Vandenberg AFB, California       
 


SpaceX Launch and recovery Oct7 19:30

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 

YouTube Launch and booster landing video

Begin forwarded message:

Amazing first time launch and recovery (less than 10 minutes) of satellite
from Vandenberg AFB, California       
 

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