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Re: Radio job just posted at Placer County

Jef Allbright
 

Scott -

By the way, when I was hired, I too had a commercial FCC license and Amateur Extra, and had been self-employed doing something very similar to business development for the previous ten years. 

I've been a technical geek (especially radio and software development) pretty much all my life, but had little direct experience with P25 besides being familiar with the theory and programming some radios for the fire department. Networking experience I gained in the course of business, but I was never an assigned radio or IT professional.

I can say that the position requirements describe the hypothetical "ideal candidate", and everyone is different.  If you're interested, go with what you have and throw your hat in the ring...  

- Jef



On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 8:58 AM Scott Michael Vogelsang <s.m.vogels@...> wrote:
Jef.

I am interested in this job, hold an FCC Commercial Radio License as well as an Extra class ham ticket.
I do not have recent experience in the field they are asking and very little P-25 experience.

Can you assist me in getting experience and/or a foot in the door here?
I have been transitioning from working in business development in the SF Bay Area since 2013 and have recently moved back to Roseville with my wife... we are both starting again in Placer County.

\Scott Vogelsang
wa6yne
Scott Michael Vogelsang
"Solving Problems
       Identifying Opportunities."
S.F.Bay Region 415-234-9400 Mobile
Capitol Corridor 916-212-0400 Home
PO Box 341190 * Sacramento CA 95834

ARRL RTTY Roundup - Sat, 01/05/2019 10:00am to Sun, 01/06/2019 4:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
ARRL RTTY Roundup

When:
Saturday, 5 January 2019 10:00am to
Sunday, 6 January 2019 4:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Description:
This is actually a "digital" contest event: Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, PSK, FT8, ASCII, AMTOR, Packet—attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.
This is a 150w or less contest, so the playing field is somewhat leveled.
When: Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 2359  UTC Sunday (January 5-6).
ExchangeUnited States: Signal report and State (except for KH6 and KL7 who compete as DX Entities and will send serial numbers).

Full rules: http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

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HF rig died and looking for an inexpensive replacement

Alan Mount
 

My Yaesu FT-757GX died after 35 years and I'm not in a position to buy a new rig or even a recent model used one to replace it as I am on a fixed income and barely getting by.
Anyone have an older but still operating HF rig they might part with with for little in the way of cash?

Thanks and 73

Alan N6HMK

Re: HF rig died and looking for an inexpensive replacement

Greg D
 

Hi Alan,

Sorry to hear about your rig.  What happened to it (what died)?  How much are you thinking to spend?  It might be better to fix the 757, perhaps with some technical help from the club.

Greg  KO6TH


Alan Mount wrote:

My Yaesu FT-757GX died after 35 years and I'm not in a position to buy a new rig or even a recent model used one to replace it as I am on a fixed income and barely getting by.
Anyone have an older but still operating HF rig they might part with with for little in the way of cash?

Thanks and 73

Alan N6HMK

SFARC Net - Thu, 01/10/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 10 January 2019
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-08:00) 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!

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Re: Field Day Site Review Meeting #fieldday

Jef Allbright
 

Just I realized I missed the Field Day review meeting yesterday.  

Please keep me in mind for next time.

- Jef  N5JEF

On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 1:35 PM Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Happy New Year!

The first Field Day Site review meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 6:00pm at Denny's Restaurant, 681 Newcastle Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658. You are invited to come early for coffee, to eat and visit!

In this first meeting we will discuss site access, public visibility, technical needs and general Field Day event goals. We will review the suitability of the current location at the Nyak Shell station's recreation area and if decided, create a list of alternative FD locations.

If we wish to consider alternative locations, we will then arrange site surveys during January / February and determine if the sites would better meet the event needs, wishes and goals. Prior to the Field Day planning committee meeting to organize the 2019 FD event, we may meet again to review the site surveys and make prepare a site recommendation to present to the membership and FD committee for their consideration.

I look forward to seeing you there! Please bring your observations, ideas and suggestions. Looking forward to a great meeting as we review past FD challenges, successes!

Thank you in advance for participating in this important planning!
--
Brian- AI6US
916-770-7751 cell

Re: Field Day Site Review Meeting #fieldday

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Hello Jef,

We missed having you at the meeting last night. We had a great round table discussion and are needing to collect more location information before presenting the recomnendations to the Field Day Committee. Give me a call for more details.

Will definately let you know the scheduled date for the Field Day planning meeting. 

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Jef Allbright <jef@...>
Date: 1/9/19 12:41 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io, "Brian Gohl (AI6US)" <ai6us@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Field Day Site Review Meeting #fieldday

Just I realized I missed the Field Day review meeting yesterday.  

Please keep me in mind for next time.

- Jef  N5JEF

On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 1:35 PM Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Happy New Year!

The first Field Day Site review meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 6:00pm at Denny's Restaurant, 681 Newcastle Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658. You are invited to come early for coffee, to eat and visit!

In this first meeting we will discuss site access, public visibility, technical needs and general Field Day event goals. We will review the suitability of the current location at the Nyak Shell station's recreation area and if decided, create a list of alternative FD locations.

If we wish to consider alternative locations, we will then arrange site surveys during January / February and determine if the sites would better meet the event needs, wishes and goals. Prior to the Field Day planning committee meeting to organize the 2019 FD event, we may meet again to review the site surveys and make prepare a site recommendation to present to the membership and FD committee for their consideration.

I look forward to seeing you there! Please bring your observations, ideas and suggestions. Looking forward to a great meeting as we review past FD challenges, successes!

Thank you in advance for participating in this important planning!
--
Brian- AI6US
916-770-7751 cell


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Brian- AI6US

General Meeting - Fri, 01/11/2019 7:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
General Meeting

When:
Friday, 11 January 2019
7:30pm to 9:30pm
(GMT-08:00) 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)

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SFARC Board Meeting - Fri, 01/11/2019 6:00pm-7:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Board Meeting

When:
Friday, 11 January 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm
(GMT-08:00) 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

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SFARC Net - Thu, 01/10/2019 #cal-notice

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SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 10 January 2019
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-08:00) 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!

North American QSO Party - CW - Sat, 01/12/2019 10:00am-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
North American QSO Party - CW

When:
Saturday, 12 January 2019
10:00am to 10:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Description:
Period: 1800 UTC January 12 to 0600 UTC January 13, 2019
Power: 100w Maximum
Exchange: Operator name and station location (state, province or country) for North American stations; operator name only for non-North American stations.
Ruleshttp://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf

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Placer County STEM Expo

Michael - KK6GLP
 

On Saturday, March 2, William Jessup University (in Rocklin) will host the Placer County STEM Expo. The ARRL's Sacramento Valley Section will have a booth with ham radio equipment in use, and information on the hobby. Various clubs in the Section will participate at the booth, including the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club.

We are looking for Club members interested in staffing the booth, and informing the public of our hobby. Or, if you just want to show up and see what is going on, you are more than welcome!

All those interested, please reply to this message, or call Mike Perry at 916-945-8024.

More info on the event is found at http://stemexpo.org/about

73

Mike Perry KK6GLP
SFARC Volunteer Events Coordinator

Re: Placer County STEM Expo

Carl - WF6J
 

Mike,

Count me in. I can bring an HT and Satellite antenna plus iMac for display.

73,
Carl, WF6J

On Jan 12, 2019, at 9:12 AM, "Michael Perry" <mrprry2@...> wrote:

On Saturday, March 2, William Jessup University (in Rocklin) will host the Placer County STEM Expo. The ARRL's Sacramento Valley Section will have a booth with ham radio equipment in use, and information on the hobby. Various clubs in the Section will participate at the booth, including the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club.

We are looking for Club members interested in staffing the booth, and informing the public of our hobby. Or, if you just want to show up and see what is going on, you are more than welcome!

All those interested, please reply to this message, or call Mike Perry at 916-945-8024.

More info on the event is found at http://stemexpo.org/about

73

Mike Perry KK6GLP
SFARC Volunteer Events Coordinator

Re: Placer County STEM Expo

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Hello Mike,

I am interested in helping.

I could bring either the racked Flex 6300 or the Icom 7300. Able to provide and assist with setting a dipole wire from the roof to a truck mounted telescopic 12m Spiderbeam mast on the truck hitch.

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Perry <mrprry2@...>
Date: 1/12/19 4:13 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
Cc: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Placer County STEM Expo

Thanks Carl! I'll let Dr. Milazzo know what equipment you can bring. There may be space issues with the table so she can coordinate on what to place.

73

Mike KK6GLP

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:05 PM Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...> wrote:
Mike,

Count me in. I can bring an HT and Satellite antenna plus iMac for display.

73,
Carl, WF6J
On Jan 12, 2019, at 9:12 AM, "Michael Perry" <mrprry2@...> wrote:

On Saturday, March 2, William Jessup University (in Rocklin) will host the Placer County STEM Expo. The ARRL's Sacramento Valley Section will have a booth with ham radio equipment in use, and information on the hobby. Various clubs in the Section will participate at the booth, including the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club.

We are looking for Club members interested in staffing the booth, and informing the public of our hobby. Or, if you just want to show up and see what is going on, you are more than welcome!

All those interested, please reply to this message, or call Mike Perry at 916-945-8024.

More info on the event is found at http://stemexpo.org/about

73

Mike Perry KK6GLP
SFARC Volunteer Events Coordinator


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Brian- AI6US

Re: Placer County STEM Expo

Michael - KK6GLP
 

Brian,

Thanks so much! I'll add you and your equipment to the list!

73

Mike KK6GLP

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 6:22 AM Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:
Hello Mike,

I am interested in helping.

I could bring either the racked Flex 6300 or the Icom 7300. Able to provide and assist with setting a dipole wire from the roof to a truck mounted telescopic 12m Spiderbeam mast on the truck hitch.

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Perry <mrprry2@...>
Date: 1/12/19 4:13 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Placer County STEM Expo

Thanks Carl! I'll let Dr. Milazzo know what equipment you can bring. There may be space issues with the table so she can coordinate on what to place.

73

Mike KK6GLP

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:05 PM Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...> wrote:
Mike,

Count me in. I can bring an HT and Satellite antenna plus iMac for display.

73,
Carl, WF6J
On Jan 12, 2019, at 9:12 AM, "Michael Perry" <mrprry2@...> wrote:

On Saturday, March 2, William Jessup University (in Rocklin) will host the Placer County STEM Expo. The ARRL's Sacramento Valley Section will have a booth with ham radio equipment in use, and information on the hobby. Various clubs in the Section will participate at the booth, including the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club.

We are looking for Club members interested in staffing the booth, and informing the public of our hobby. Or, if you just want to show up and see what is going on, you are more than welcome!

All those interested, please reply to this message, or call Mike Perry at 916-945-8024.

More info on the event is found at http://stemexpo.org/about

73

Mike Perry KK6GLP
SFARC Volunteer Events Coordinator


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Brian- AI6US

City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Alan - W6WN
 

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System.

More than 300,000 residents from the tri-county region will receive a TEST call from Sacramento Alert, the County’s mass notification system. The drill will replicate a large-scale emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously.

Alert

The Sacramento-Alert test will include a recorded message to all in-service landline phones. Wireless devices and email addresses will receive a text-based message only if the user has opted in to Sacramento-Alert.


To opt in (Highly Recommended), visit www.Sacramento-Alert.org

To sign up, residents should do the following:

  1. Visit Sacramento-Alert.org, provide personal information, select a username, password, and security question.
  2. Select how you’d like to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses such as home or work address. The system serves Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County.

During an actual disaster, residents can expect to receive Sacramento Alerts in conjunction with Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which deliver text-based messages to active wireless devices regardless of opting in.

The most recent WEA test was conducted in October 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN

Re: City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Helli Alan,

Thank you for the reminder. I had never taken the time to sign-up, but always intended to do it when I had time. After your presentation at last Friday's club meeting, I was reminded that it is important to utilize every available tool for our safety in this interface zone. I had better make the time!

Took less than 5 minutes to complete the sign-up and verify with a test text message.

Thanks again!

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: W6WN <alanrthompson@...>
Date: 1/14/19 6:15 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System.

More than 300,000 residents from the tri-county region will receive a TEST call from Sacramento Alert, the County’s mass notification system. The drill will replicate a large-scale emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously.

Alert

The Sacramento-Alert test will include a recorded message to all in-service landline phones. Wireless devices and email addresses will receive a text-based message only if the user has opted in to Sacramento-Alert.


To opt in (Highly Recommended), visit www.Sacramento-Alert.org

To sign up, residents should do the following:

  1. Visit Sacramento-Alert.org, provide personal information, select a username, password, and security question.
  2. Select how you’d like to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses such as home or work address. The system serves Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County.

During an actual disaster, residents can expect to receive Sacramento Alerts in conjunction with Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which deliver text-based messages to active wireless devices regardless of opting in.

The most recent WEA test was conducted in October 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

--


Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN


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Brian- AI6US

Re: City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Greg D
 

Agreed!

Quick question...  The sign-up is through an "event management" site.  Is the sign-up a permanent thing (until/unless we change it) for any/all such communications, or are we just signing up for the test event occurring today, and need to go elsewhere to enroll in the long-term communications?

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:

Helli Alan,

Thank you for the reminder. I had never taken the time to sign-up, but always intended to do it when I had time. After your presentation at last Friday's club meeting, I was reminded that it is important to utilize every available tool for our safety in this interface zone. I had better make the time!

Took less than 5 minutes to complete the sign-up and verify with a test text message.

Thanks again!

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
Date: 1/14/19 6:15 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System.

More than 300,000 residents from the tri-county region will receive a TEST call from Sacramento Alert, the County’s mass notification system. The drill will replicate a large-scale emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously.

Alert

The Sacramento-Alert test will include a recorded message to all in-service landline phones. Wireless devices and email addresses will receive a text-based message only if the user has opted in to Sacramento-Alert.


To opt in (Highly Recommended), visit www.Sacramento-Alert.org

To sign up, residents should do the following:

  1. Visit Sacramento-Alert.org, provide personal information, select a username, password, and security question.
  2. Select how you’d like to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses such as home or work address. The system serves Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County.

During an actual disaster, residents can expect to receive Sacramento Alerts in conjunction with Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which deliver text-based messages to active wireless devices regardless of opting in.

The most recent WEA test was conducted in October 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN


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Brian- AI6US

Re: City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Carl - N6CKV
 

Greg
For Placer County the site is placer-alert.org,  When you sign up it is for all current and future events that Placer County will alert you for

carl
N6CKV

Re: City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

You are signing up for the notification system.

As you complete the sign-up, you will be selecting the type of notices and agencies.

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@...>
Date: 1/15/19 9:05 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io, ai6us@..., alanrthompson@...
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

Agreed!

Quick question...  The sign-up is through an "event management" site.  Is the sign-up a permanent thing (until/unless we change it) for any/all such communications, or are we just signing up for the test event occurring today, and need to go elsewhere to enroll in the long-term communications?

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:

Helli Alan,

Thank you for the reminder. I had never taken the time to sign-up, but always intended to do it when I had time. After your presentation at last Friday's club meeting, I was reminded that it is important to utilize every available tool for our safety in this interface zone. I had better make the time!

Took less than 5 minutes to complete the sign-up and verify with a test text message.

Thanks again!

Best Regards! 
Brian Gohl - AI6US 
(916) 770-7751 cell

-------- Original message --------
Date: 1/14/19 6:15 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the City of Sacramento, in conjunction with Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, will conduct a TEST of the Regional Emergency Notification System.

More than 300,000 residents from the tri-county region will receive a TEST call from Sacramento Alert, the County’s mass notification system. The drill will replicate a large-scale emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously.

Alert

The Sacramento-Alert test will include a recorded message to all in-service landline phones. Wireless devices and email addresses will receive a text-based message only if the user has opted in to Sacramento-Alert.


To opt in (Highly Recommended), visit www.Sacramento-Alert.org

To sign up, residents should do the following:

  1. Visit Sacramento-Alert.org, provide personal information, select a username, password, and security question.
  2. Select how you’d like to be contacted, such as cell phone, text, and/or landline.
  3. Register one or multiple addresses such as home or work address. The system serves Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County.

During an actual disaster, residents can expect to receive Sacramento Alerts in conjunction with Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which deliver text-based messages to active wireless devices regardless of opting in.

The most recent WEA test was conducted in October 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

--


Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN


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Brian- AI6US


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Brian- AI6US