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Re: Tower Removal Assistance Needed @ KD6ZSL QTH

Orion, AI6JB
 
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Brian,

 

7 am on 8/3/19 is good for me too.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

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 Brian Gohl - AI6US
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:47
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] Tower Removal Assistance Needed @ KD6ZSL QTH

 

Eldred - KD6ZSL is putting his home on the market very soon and has asked that I remove the tower ASAP. I will need to put the tower into storage, so the job is only to diassasemble and load the tower onto a trailer. The tower is a 65' crank-up / tilt-over that is lowered to approx. 21' and is ready to tilt over and disassemble. Is anyone available for about 4 hours to help me dissassemble and load 330lbs of galvanized steel onto a trailer? :)

I was thinking about starting early (7am???) on August 3rd, Saturday to beat the heat. Am flexible on the date and time. Let me know what will work for you.

Coffee, donuts, OJ and water will be provided.

Thanks for your consideration in helping me on this project.

Here is a photo of SFARC members putting up the tower 19 years ago.



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Re: Tower Removal Assistance Needed @ KD6ZSL QTH

Aaron K6ABJ
 

Hello Brian,

7am on the 3rd works for me.

Aaron Jones, K6ABJ


On Jul 23, 2019, at 10:46 AM, Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:

Eldred - KD6ZSL is putting his home on the market very soon and has asked that I remove the tower ASAP. I will need to put the tower into storage, so the job is only to diassasemble and load the tower onto a trailer. The tower is a 65' crank-up / tilt-over that is lowered to approx. 21' and is ready to tilt over and disassemble. Is anyone available for about 4 hours to help me dissassemble and load 330lbs of galvanized steel onto a trailer? :)

I was thinking about starting early (7am???) on August 3rd, Saturday to beat the heat. Am flexible on the date and time. Let me know what will work for you.

Coffee, donuts, OJ and water will be provided.

Thanks for your consideration in helping me on this project.

Here is a photo of SFARC members putting up the tower 19 years ago.

<KD6ZSL_Tower.jpg>

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Brian- AI6US

Tower Removal Assistance Needed @ KD6ZSL QTH

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Eldred - KD6ZSL is putting his home on the market very soon and has asked that I remove the tower ASAP. I will need to put the tower into storage, so the job is only to diassasemble and load the tower onto a trailer. The tower is a 65' crank-up / tilt-over that is lowered to approx. 21' and is ready to tilt over and disassemble. Is anyone available for about 4 hours to help me dissassemble and load 330lbs of galvanized steel onto a trailer? :)

I was thinking about starting early (7am???) on August 3rd, Saturday to beat the heat. Am flexible on the date and time. Let me know what will work for you.

Coffee, donuts, OJ and water will be provided.

Thanks for your consideration in helping me on this project.

Here is a photo of SFARC members putting up the tower 19 years ago.



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Brian- AI6US

[pr:14709] Ham Nation segment

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

FYI...

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Hi all,

I was a guest on Ham Nation Episode 411 this past week to discuss the new Homebrew Heroes Award. The ARRL News featured this new award this pas week also.

Rescue beacons with Gordo, Frank Howell K4FMH talks about the Homebrew Heroes Award, the 13 Colonies special event station results with Don, a custom radio installation in George's…
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Frank
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Morse Code Vs. Text Messaging - The Tonight Show

Alan - W6WN
 


This has been around for some years but it's the first time I saw it:

https://www.facebook.com/atomicdc/videos/206934082668164/

Best Regards,

Alan -  W6WN

Re: AMSAT board election #satellites

Jef - N5JEF
 

Gary -

Thank you very much for sharing this. I too have great respect for Bruce Parens' efforts to move Amateur Radio forward along several fronts:  high performance free and open digital voice, an unlocked multi-mode VHF/UHF transceiver, and Amsat, where we could really stand to do something new with a geostationary or high elliptical orbit program.

Pretty much all of these are the kind of new development needed to promote radio technology among our youth.

- Jef




On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 2:57 AM Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:
I'm not sure how many club members are AMSAT members... but those of you who are should have or will soon receive a ballot for the upcoming election of board members.

I'd like to bring to your attention a note from Bruce Perens K6BP in which he brings up some concerns about the current board as well as recommendations for your vote. As a programmer myself, I've followed Bruce and his work for many years and have the utmost of respect for him and will always give his recommendations due consideration. He brings up some good points.

https://perens.com/static/AMSAT/Election2019.html

- Gary  KC3PO

AMSAT board election #satellites

Gary - KC3PO
 

I'm not sure how many club members are AMSAT members... but those of you who are should have or will soon receive a ballot for the upcoming election of board members.

I'd like to bring to your attention a note from Bruce Perens K6BP in which he brings up some concerns about the current board as well as recommendations for your vote. As a programmer myself, I've followed Bruce and his work for many years and have the utmost of respect for him and will always give his recommendations due consideration. He brings up some good points.

https://perens.com/static/AMSAT/Election2019.html

- Gary  KC3PO

Re: New FAA Regulations Require Towers under 200′ to be Marked

Dennis - WU6X
 

Yes, like most things in the news today, the "hype" comes first, then the "bits" that would have been nice to know up front. :-) I'm sorry if I got everyone with a tower worried for a split second there ... I think this will relate more to agricultural areas where a danger to aeronautical planting/dusting is common.
Dennis, WU6X

Re: New FAA Regulations Require Towers under 200′ to be Marked

Ken Crouse
 

Perhaps not as big a deal as the headline might suggest:

http://www.arrl.org/faa-tower-regulation-issues

There's a nice slide-deck linked within the above ARRL article on the subject.

Ken

Re: New FAA Regulations Require Towers under 200′ to be Marked

Ken Crouse
 

Wow - coming from the site development industry, there is going to be a lot of push back from both the tower industry and local jurisdictions with planning authority over these facilities. 

Moonrise

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 
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Big full moon tonight at 9:20

Re: New FAA Regulations Require Towers under 200′ to be Marked

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

This might be a great way to approach the repeater site tower replacement / upgrade. 

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


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On Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:01:14 -0700, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:

JULY 8, 2019 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF 14 COMMENTS

New FAA regulations require landowners to mark any towers between 50′ and 200′ on their property, as well as include the towers in a new database the FAA is developing. Previously, towers under 200′ were not subject to any federal marking requirements, according to officials with the National Agricultural Aviation AssociationAssociation officials note that since 2008 there have been 22 tower-related agricultural aircraft accidents resulting in nine fatalities. The number of accidents and fatalities is even higher when other low-level operations, such as EMS-Medevac operations, are included.

The new requirements are due to provisions in the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Under the provisions in these laws, meteorological evaluation towers (METs) meeting the requirements stipulated in the bills must be both marked and logged in to the FAA database. Communication towers of the same size have the option to be either be marked or logged in the FAA database.

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires this database to be functional by October 2019. The FAA is also finalizing the marking requirements for these towers, but they are expected to be similar to the standards found in FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1L.

Officials with the National Agricultural Aviation Association encourage landowners to preemptively mark their towers and voluntarily log towers on their property into the FAA’s Daily Digital Obstacle File(Daily DOF). The Daily DOF is an obstacle database that contains mostly obstructions above 200′, with obstructions below 200′ submitted on a voluntary basis




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New FAA Regulations Require Towers under 200′ to be Marked

Dennis - WU6X
 

JULY 8, 2019 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF 14 COMMENTS

New FAA regulations require landowners to mark any towers between 50′ and 200′ on their property, as well as include the towers in a new database the FAA is developing. Previously, towers under 200′ were not subject to any federal marking requirements, according to officials with the National Agricultural Aviation AssociationAssociation officials note that since 2008 there have been 22 tower-related agricultural aircraft accidents resulting in nine fatalities. The number of accidents and fatalities is even higher when other low-level operations, such as EMS-Medevac operations, are included.

The new requirements are due to provisions in the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Under the provisions in these laws, meteorological evaluation towers (METs) meeting the requirements stipulated in the bills must be both marked and logged in to the FAA database. Communication towers of the same size have the option to be either be marked or logged in the FAA database.

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires this database to be functional by October 2019. The FAA is also finalizing the marking requirements for these towers, but they are expected to be similar to the standards found in FAA Advisory Circular 70/7460-1L.

Officials with the National Agricultural Aviation Association encourage landowners to preemptively mark their towers and voluntarily log towers on their property into the FAA’s Daily Digital Obstacle File(Daily DOF). The Daily DOF is an obstacle database that contains mostly obstructions above 200′, with obstructions below 200′ submitted on a voluntary basis

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Re: Dust Control for Field Day

Greg D
 

Yeah...  probably not a winning play.

What about just getting some large natural-fiber type mats, and just leaving them there?  Should last a number of years, given the light use. 

Or would that be considered "littering"?

{sigh}

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:

Personally, I wouldnt want to even think dealing with the USFS to plant anything on FS property. 😮

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@...>
Date: 7/14/19 12:57 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Hi Brian,

I wasn't thinking "lawn", but rather "low growing natural vegetation".  Something that would re-seed itself once it gets established.  By mid-summer, it'd likely be brown and dry, so we'd essentially be walking on a mat of straw instead of pulverized dirt. 

But it would also need to not become a fire hazard...  If I remember, I'll ask at the local nursery to see if they have any recommendations.

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:
I have a 50 gallon poly barrel to haul water. Could attach a water pump and garden hose if we could get a proper ratio with a hydro mix/applicator. 

The mix would be applied about 1 gallon per 20sf, so really needs a good heavy application that soaks the soil. The backpack application would be very labor intensive. 😯

Based on our FD experience with the Sac astronomy and private astronomer, Richard, not sure if any one (except USFS? or not) should be involved in a decision that affects our usage. We are talking about approx. $50 initial product application, $25 annual reapplication cost plus our labor. I spend that much on fuel to round-trip! LOL! BTW... the lease is only for the building and/or pads and not the common use areas. 

Without regular watering and maintenance, grass cover wouldnt seem to be a suitable method for the location. Mats would require hauling and storage.

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
Date: 7/14/19 10:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...>, sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Looks very promising.

I suppose worse case we could use the backpack sprayer(s) like the orange one I had up there... it does have a broadcast-type spray nozzle.

Hopefully someone has something better, but it's do-able. It'd be a good arm workout - haha.

Another question is how to get that much water up there.

- Gary  KC3PO
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Re: Dust Control for Field Day

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Personally, I wouldnt want to even think dealing with the USFS to plant anything on FS property. 😮

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@...>
Date: 7/14/19 12:57 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io, ai6us@...
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Hi Brian,

I wasn't thinking "lawn", but rather "low growing natural vegetation".  Something that would re-seed itself once it gets established.  By mid-summer, it'd likely be brown and dry, so we'd essentially be walking on a mat of straw instead of pulverized dirt. 

But it would also need to not become a fire hazard...  If I remember, I'll ask at the local nursery to see if they have any recommendations.

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:
I have a 50 gallon poly barrel to haul water. Could attach a water pump and garden hose if we could get a proper ratio with a hydro mix/applicator. 

The mix would be applied about 1 gallon per 20sf, so really needs a good heavy application that soaks the soil. The backpack application would be very labor intensive. 😯

Based on our FD experience with the Sac astronomy and private astronomer, Richard, not sure if any one (except USFS? or not) should be involved in a decision that affects our usage. We are talking about approx. $50 initial product application, $25 annual reapplication cost plus our labor. I spend that much on fuel to round-trip! LOL! BTW... the lease is only for the building and/or pads and not the common use areas. 

Without regular watering and maintenance, grass cover wouldnt seem to be a suitable method for the location. Mats would require hauling and storage.

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
Date: 7/14/19 10:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...>, sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Looks very promising.

I suppose worse case we could use the backpack sprayer(s) like the orange one I had up there... it does have a broadcast-type spray nozzle.

Hopefully someone has something better, but it's do-able. It'd be a good arm workout - haha.

Another question is how to get that much water up there.

- Gary  KC3PO
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Brian- AI6US


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Re: Dust Control for Field Day

Greg D
 

Hi Brian,

I wasn't thinking "lawn", but rather "low growing natural vegetation".  Something that would re-seed itself once it gets established.  By mid-summer, it'd likely be brown and dry, so we'd essentially be walking on a mat of straw instead of pulverized dirt. 

But it would also need to not become a fire hazard...  If I remember, I'll ask at the local nursery to see if they have any recommendations.

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:

I have a 50 gallon poly barrel to haul water. Could attach a water pump and garden hose if we could get a proper ratio with a hydro mix/applicator. 

The mix would be applied about 1 gallon per 20sf, so really needs a good heavy application that soaks the soil. The backpack application would be very labor intensive. 😯

Based on our FD experience with the Sac astronomy and private astronomer, Richard, not sure if any one (except USFS? or not) should be involved in a decision that affects our usage. We are talking about approx. $50 initial product application, $25 annual reapplication cost plus our labor. I spend that much on fuel to round-trip! LOL! BTW... the lease is only for the building and/or pads and not the common use areas. 

Without regular watering and maintenance, grass cover wouldnt seem to be a suitable method for the location. Mats would require hauling and storage.

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
Date: 7/14/19 10:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...>, sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Looks very promising.

I suppose worse case we could use the backpack sprayer(s) like the orange one I had up there... it does have a broadcast-type spray nozzle.

Hopefully someone has something better, but it's do-able. It'd be a good arm workout - haha.

Another question is how to get that much water up there.

- Gary  KC3PO
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Brian- AI6US

Re: Volunteer Opportunity - Tevis Cup

Aaron K6ABJ
 

Note, the staffing/radio Excel sheet sent by Brian is for last year's race.  Some of the information is out-dated. 

Not only is the information for Last Chance apparently out-dated, but the information for Dusty Corner's is as well, and I am sure this is not all. 

I have the Dusty Corners station for 2019, and as of right now am the only one working it. Matt, KK6UMJ, shown on the 2018 sheet, will not be there this year.  If someone has an interest in working Tevis, when e-mailing the radio race coordinator for Tevis, Randy Hackbarth, KD6MWI (c 530-383-1193, radio@...) feel free to ask to be paired with me at Dusty Corners.  Dusty Corners is the station just before the Last Chance station which Ken K6KEC has. This will be my first time working Tevis, but I have worked the WS100 and other races, so I have experience and would welcome an experienced or new ham. Dusty Corners will be using a 2 meter analog phone rig, as well as a 2 meter Winlink (digital data) rig. You are wanted at Dusty Corners by me regardless of your experience level, but you must sign up through Randy. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me.

73,

Aaron, K6ABJ
(916) 715-7328



On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 7:54 AM Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:
Oops!

http://teviscup.org/images/2018/2018_radio_checkpoints.xlsx
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Re: Dust Control for Field Day

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

I have a 50 gallon poly barrel to haul water. Could attach a water pump and garden hose if we could get a proper ratio with a hydro mix/applicator. 

The mix would be applied about 1 gallon per 20sf, so really needs a good heavy application that soaks the soil. The backpack application would be very labor intensive. 😯

Based on our FD experience with the Sac astronomy and private astronomer, Richard, not sure if any one (except USFS? or not) should be involved in a decision that affects our usage. We are talking about approx. $50 initial product application, $25 annual reapplication cost plus our labor. I spend that much on fuel to round-trip! LOL! BTW... the lease is only for the building and/or pads and not the common use areas. 

Without regular watering and maintenance, grass cover wouldnt seem to be a suitable method for the location. Mats would require hauling and storage.

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
Date: 7/14/19 10:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...>, sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dust Control for Field Day

Looks very promising.

I suppose worse case we could use the backpack sprayer(s) like the orange one I had up there... it does have a broadcast-type spray nozzle.

Hopefully someone has something better, but it's do-able. It'd be a good arm workout - haha.

Another question is how to get that much water up there.

- Gary  KC3PO
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Brian- AI6US