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Re: Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activation Tomorrow

Greg D
 

Thanks for letting us know.  At least we conquered Colfax Hill today.

Greg  KO6TH


Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:

Orion texted that the group is not wishing to wait for him to summit tomorrow. No SOTA tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will announce on the repeater.

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

-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Thompson <alan@...>
Date: 8/10/19 7:29 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activation Tomorrow

"I may even venture to a SOTA pile of dirt not too far away"

"Sodpile On The Air?"

:>)

Alan  -  W6WN


--
Brian- AI6US

Re: Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activation Tomorrow

Gary KC3PO
 

Ah, that's too bad.

To answer Greg's question... I'm in Carson City, so W7N/TR-075 or W7N/TR-070 would have been nearby possibilities that wouldn't take too much time/effort to get to. 

- Gary  KC3PO

Re: Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activation Tomorrow

Jef - N5JEF
 

It occurs to me that in regard to emergency preparedness, it could be valuable (and fun) to create a compendium of SOTA activations covering all peaks in Placer-Nevada-El Dorado counties. Describing not only the simplex contacts and various repeater coverage from the peak, but also the best route and how long to get there. 

It's not hard to imagine a wildfire or other emergency taking out a vital repeater and Incident Command scrambling to figure out the best practical/accessible location for a portable repeater or even simplex relay from peak to peak.

I know I'd like to see this resource. Maybe SOTA would inspire some to contribute to it...?

- Jef N5JEF

Re: Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activation Tomorrow

Richard - AA6RS
 

Jef
What a great idea!
I would be happy to help in anyway I can. 

Rich.  AA6RS

 

Richard Snyder

m  510-918-3409

Meadow Vista

AA6RS@...

 

               "In small things considered is the world revealed"


On Aug 11, 2019, at 08:30, Jef - N5JEF <jef@...> wrote:

It occurs to me that in regard to emergency preparedness, it could be valuable (and fun) to create a compendium of SOTA activations covering all peaks in Placer-Nevada-El Dorado counties. Describing not only the simplex contacts and various repeater coverage from the peak, but also the best route and how long to get there. 

It's not hard to imagine a wildfire or other emergency taking out a vital repeater and Incident Command scrambling to figure out the best practical/accessible location for a portable repeater or even simplex relay from peak to peak.

I know I'd like to see this resource. Maybe SOTA would inspire some to contribute to it...?

- Jef N5JEF

FOR SALE: Complete Yaesu FT-2000D Station #forsale

Dennis - WU6X
 
Edited

As you may know, I've moved into a mobilehome park and now selling my complete Yaesu FT-2000D station. All items are near mint condition, non-smoker. The Transceiver is the 200w version with built-in tuner. The 1000w solid state VL-1000 amp also has a built-in tuner. The entire station is fully integrated with automatic band switching and tuning memories. All cables, boxes and manuals are included. Works perfectly!
Delivery offered with within 150 miles, as I would rather not ship.
The complete Yaesu station includes:
  • FT-2000D transceiver (200w w/tuner), CW and SSB Filters
  • Optional Scope Board for DMU (band scope, audio scope)
  • FP-2000 Power Supply 
  • SP-2000 Speaker
  • DMU-2000 Interface (greyline map, time zone display, logging, SWR tracking, setup storage)
  • VL-1000 Quadra 1000w Solid State Amplifier/Tuner
  • VP-1000 Power Supply for Quadra amplifier
  • Yaesu MD-100 Desk Mic
  • LCD flat screen 4x3 monitor for DMU
  • All band data and interface cables for seamless band switching, manuals, boxes included.
See at http://www.qrz.com/db/wu6x
NOTE: ONLY items listed above are included! Rotor, signalink, mobile xciever, keybd, keys/bugs are NOT
This beautiful station for $4,575 plus shipping. I would rather not ship equipment; delivery 150miles
Dennis - WU6X
530-305-0180

Sac AREDN

Gary KC3PO
 

As mentioned in last Friday's club meeting... next month, Tom Preston will be talking about efforts and progress to implement an AREDN high speed mesh network in the Sacramento area.

Here is the website for Sac-Aredn:

https://www.sac-aredn.org/ 

- Gary  KC3PO

History of Marine Radio as Experienced by Jeff Herman, KH6O

Jim - N6MED
 

Victimized by 'chasing squirrels" on FaceBook and linked to W3ATB's personal web site. I found this great story on the history of Marine Radio. Mr. Herman was USCG Station Honolulu in 1977. I refer the reader to his bio on the referenced web page.

Those of you who are Morse Code practitioners will likely get more from the video than I did. Regardless practitioner or not, the video is incredibly fascinating.

https://tinyurl.com/y5kquq59

Enjoy!
Jim n6med

Citadel Rumble Communications Drill - West Coast #emcomm

Jef - N5JEF
 

This news might be of interest to those of you concerned with emergency communications.
From the Winlink site:  https://winlink.org/content/citadel_rumble_communications_drill_west_coast

- Jef

Citadel Rumble Communications Drill - West Coast

https://japan.stripes.com/community-news/navy-medicine-west-nmw-tests-em...

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5647252/navy-medicine-west-nmw-tests-emer...

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Photo being displayed.........(U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Pearl/Released)

SAN DIEGO NNS (August 06, 2019) Gary Ashbury and Mike Bradbury of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) test HAM and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) capabilities during Citadel Rumble 2019 at Navy Medicine West (NMW). Over a two-day period, NMW conducted emergency communication checks with Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, and U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. Citadel Rumble is an annual training exercise designed to increase Navy preparedness in response to disasters that may occur in accordance to response plans that are in place.

Unmentioned in the news story but deserving great thanks are the volunteers who keep the global Winlink radio system functioning 24/7 and who keep the software up-to-date across platforms.

We are still collecting a list of lessons learned from the exercise yesterday, and a few of the lessons learned might become new steps in the telnet desktop drill planned for September to rehearse for the November hospital drill.

The RF side of the drill went smoothly. We operated four Winlink stations simultaneously (3 VHF + one HF) with minimum mutual interference. This was the second year that we participated in Citadel Rumble with the Navy Medical focus being an earthquake scenario north of Seattle affecting a Naval Air Station.

Samuel F. Morse ARC (W6SFM) CW Class September 2019 #elmer

Orion, AI6JB
 

September is just around the corner and that means the Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club (W6SFM) will start another of their fabulous CW classes!  See attachment for more information.

Don't wait too long to register, they usually fill-up fast.

73
Orion Endres, AI6JB

 

Re: History of Marine Radio as Experienced by Jeff Herman, KH6O

Skip - K6DGW
 

Interesting. Be a little careful with literal reading of some of the on-air exchanges. Long long ago, in a far away galaxy called SoCal, I got a brief [10 mo] introduction to maritime radio while a senior in HS. For the record, KOK was in Southern California, not Oahu HI. K6DGW

FOR SALE: Inverters #forsale

Birton - N6UG
 
Edited

I have 3 inverters:

1. Vector VEC043 MAXX 700 Watt, 1400watt peak, Modified Square Wave Inverter - $50

2. XPower 1000watt, Modified Sine Wave, Inverter (Never used) - $75

3. Zamp ZP-2000PS 2000watt pure sine wave inverter, 4000surge (Never used) - $200

OR $250 for all of them.

Let me know,
Birton, N6UG

Upcoming Event: SFARC Net - Thu, 08/15/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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

View Event

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

FOR SALE: Hewlett Packard 4952A Serial Protocol Analyzer #forsale

Birton - N6UG
 

When you're working on projects that require RS232 serial connections. This little gem will let you eves drop on the serial data so you can see exactly what's happening.

HP4952A Protocol Analyzer - $75  http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=1123

This is in working order, I've used it several times for simple RS232 capture.

Birton, N6UG

FOR SALE: W6EK Club Special - Expert 1.3k FA Linear HF Power Amplifier with ATU #forsale

Birton - N6UG
 

I'm sellng my SPE Expert 1.3k FA with ATU. This is the international version and really kicks out the power.

I would really like to see someone in the club use this, so I've reduced the price for W6EK club members.

If you're a W6EK club member your price is: $2950.00 (Bring your name tag)

Birton, N6UG

FOR SALE: Ladder line balun x 2 #forsale

Birton - N6UG
 

Here are 2 balun that are perfect for ladder line antennas.

A. (1:1) DX Engineering MAXI-CORE BAL050-H10-AT, 1.8mhz to 30mhz, 5kw continuous, 10kw intermittent - $75
    https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-bal050-h10-a

B. (4:1) DX Engineering MAXI-CORE BAL200-H10-AT, 1.8mhz to 30mhz, 5kw continuous, 10kw intermittent - $75
    https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-bal200-h10-a

Birton, N6UG

Re: FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale

Jeff - AK6OK
 

Well Birton do you still have this? Might be interested!

Jeff Hilliard
Operation Worship
916-205-2200


On Aug 13, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Birton - N6UG <n6ug@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Sale Pending!

Have a handheld oscilloscope for sale.

Hantek DSO 8072E 70mhz 1GSa/s - $200.00
https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-DSO-8072E-Handheld-Oscilloscope/dp/B00QW8WXJK

Great tool in any shop.

Birton, N6UG

Re: FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale

Jeff - AK6OK
 

OK thank you so much Birton!

Jeff Hilliard
Operation Worship
916-205-2200


On Aug 14, 2019, at 1:25 PM, Birton Gilbert <birtong@...> wrote:

Jeff,

Just waiting on payment from the buyer.

For now the O scope is not available.

Thanks,
Birton, N6UG


From: Jeff Hilliard <jeff_hilliard@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:18:53 PM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; n6ug@... <n6ug@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale #forsale
 
Well Birton do you still have this? Might be interested!

Jeff Hilliard
Operation Worship
916-205-2200


On Aug 13, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Birton - N6UG <n6ug@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Sale Pending!

Have a handheld oscilloscope for sale.

Hantek DSO 8072E 70mhz 1GSa/s - $200.00
https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-DSO-8072E-Handheld-Oscilloscope/dp/B00QW8WXJK

Great tool in any shop.

Birton, N6UG

Re: FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale

Birton Gilbert <birtong@...>
 

Jeff,

Just waiting on payment from the buyer.

For now the O scope is not available.

Thanks,
Birton, N6UG


From: Jeff Hilliard <jeff_hilliard@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:18:53 PM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; n6ug@... <n6ug@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale #forsale
 
Well Birton do you still have this? Might be interested!

Jeff Hilliard
Operation Worship
916-205-2200


On Aug 13, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Birton - N6UG <n6ug@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Sale Pending!

Have a handheld oscilloscope for sale.

Hantek DSO 8072E 70mhz 1GSa/s - $200.00
https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-DSO-8072E-Handheld-Oscilloscope/dp/B00QW8WXJK

Great tool in any shop.

Birton, N6UG

Re: FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale

Greg D
 

That'd be me....  Didn't realize I didn't reply to all.

Greg  KO6TH


Birton Gilbert wrote:

Jeff,

Just waiting on payment from the buyer.

For now the O scope is not available.

Thanks,
Birton, N6UG


From: Jeff Hilliard <jeff_hilliard@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:18:53 PM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; n6ug@... <n6ug@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] FOR SALE: Handheld Oscilloscope 70mhz #forsale #forsale
 
Well Birton do you still have this? Might be interested!

Jeff Hilliard
Operation Worship
916-205-2200


On Aug 13, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Birton - N6UG <n6ug@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Sale Pending!

Have a handheld oscilloscope for sale.

Hantek DSO 8072E 70mhz 1GSa/s - $200.00
https://www.amazon.com/Hantek-DSO-8072E-Handheld-Oscilloscope/dp/B00QW8WXJK

Great tool in any shop.

Birton, N6UG

Re: FOR SALE: Kenwood TS-830S #forsale

Jim Nordstrom
 

This HF radio works great, included with microphone, extra vfo, and speaker, and power tubes. $150, obo Jim KQ6VP