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Upcoming Event: General Meeting - Fri, 07/10/2020 7:30pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Meeting

When: Friday, 10 July 2020, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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Upcoming Event: SFARC Net - Thu, 07/09/2020 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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

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


Re: 13 Colonies now & this weekend

Phil - KM6NFS
 

BTW, this goes on through the 7th, and you don't need to get all 13 to get a certificate. This weekend it was pretty hard to get through the pile-ups, but hopefully I'll have more success on the weekdays.


Re: Prizes, Prizes, Prizes .... #fieldday

Orion, AI6JB
 

Good Morning Everyone!

 

All the Field Day Photos are now posted to the W6EK.org photo page.  Thank you to Brian for adding all the Facebook pictures!!

 

It is now time to vote for the Best Field Day Photo!!  

 

Please go to the W6EK.org/Photos/Photo Gallery/Field Days/2020 Field Day page.  Look over all the photos there and pick your five (5) best.  List them in order of your most favorite to least of the five you chose.  Email your list to ai6jb@... with the filenames of the photos.

 

For example, if your favorite was Clyde's shack photo, you would submit "Brian - AB4CC" as your first choice and so on.

 

Your first choice will receive 5 points, second choice 4 points, third choice, 3 points, etc ...  The photo with the highest point total will receive the Gold Medal honor, second highest, Silver Medal and, third highest the Bronze metal.  The Gold Medal winner will receive a prize; your choice of a Field Day Mug or Pin.

 

Sierra Foothills ARC members only.  Only one submission per member.  If you change your mind, feel free to resubmit.  Your last submission will be the one I use.

 

All votes must to be submitted by 23:59:59 PDT, Thursday, July 9, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

73

Orion, AI6JB

ai6jb@...


Re: Antenna Modeling presentation video up on YouTube

Phil - KM6NFS
 

Thanks for posting this Greg.

Orion, I was really inspired by your presentation and got motivated to post some info about one alternative to the antenna modelling software you demonstrated. I've been looking at Python programming language libraries that wrap the same NEC2 code that many of these antenna modelling apps use. One benefit is that you can programatically try lots of different design variations quickly once you have your app coded. I've even seen an example in which they used AI to optimize designs. The problem I had was that the library wasn't very easy for me to understand, and there weren't a whole lot of example designs to start from. So what I did was mix a few of their examples and pull the design parameters to the beginning of the app, so I could easily scale or adjust them. I also went through each of the library functions I used and added comments describing all the required parameters.

I put the code on my github site: https://github.com/umeda/nezumi/tree/master/Projects/antenna_sim

The code is pretty rough right now, but it seems to work. If any want wants to kick the tires, I'd appreciate any feedback. If anyone needs help getting started with the library or the example program, please feel free to contact me. Even better, if someone wants to contribute more examples of different antenna designs, I'd be happy to host them on github.

73

Phillip KM6NFS


Antenna Modeling presentation video up on YouTube

Greg D
 

Hi folks,

Orion AI6JB's presentation on Antenna Modeling from last month's meeting
is up on YouTube. If you were wondering about some of those details, or
were unable to attend the meeting, here's your chance to rewind the
clock a bit and re-live the experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqddEUzgPCg

Enjoy!

Greg KO6TH


13 Colonies now & this weekend

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 


California Hams

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

Was doing a project on searching Licensed Hams and thought you (all) might like to know how many are in our state:

State of CA
115,963 Hams in 2206 zip codes


SFARC Net - Thu, 07/02/2020 #cal-notice

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SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 2 July 2020
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!


Upcoming Event: VE Exams Session #ve - Sat, 07/04/2020 8:00am-9:00am #ve #cal-reminder

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Reminder: VE Exams Session #ve

When: Saturday, 4 July 2020, 8:00am to 9:00am, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:ONLINE

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Organizer: Andrew Silvester K6OP@...

Description: This event may now be offered online. Please send an email to the event organizer if you are interested in attending.
To study for the FCC Technician-level license online. click here.
For the Technician question pool click here.
Click here to obtain a FRN from FCC Universal Licensing System, required by the FCC for online processing.


Re: Virus activity ranking

Jef - N5JEF
 
Edited

Carl -

When I saw your post of the Yahoo chart of risk activities I was skeptical—until I saw that they included Pontoon Boat Rides—then I had to admit they must have done some extensive and careful research.

- Jef

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:03 AM carl.wf6j@... <carl.wf6j@...> wrote:
OK, from Yahoo Finance ?




Virus activity ranking

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

OK, from Yahoo Finance ?




Re: Now the hard part...

Gary - KC3PO
 

Yep... Summary and Dupe sheet is what was submitted via the web interface for the last three years that I did.

The processing of the log files you (Dennis) did for me was very helpful.

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: Now the hard part...

Phil - KM6NFS
 

Thanks for this Dennis. I was having a hard time understanding the cabrillo format explanation on the ARRL site. This example clarifies it.

Phillip KM6NFS


Re: Now the hard part...

Dennis - WU6X
 

See Cabillo format attached from my log. I noticed when I exported it, there was a note that ARRL doesn't require a Cabrillo formatted log; a Summary File is preferred, and a Dupe Sheet over a Cabrillo. Interesting ... I haven't seen that before.

Dennis, WU6X

Output from N3FJP FD software


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of Phil via groups.io <wp913@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:48 PM
To: Michael Perry <mrprry2@...>; sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Now the hard part...
 
I started logging in pyQSO because it exports to Cabrillo, but I couldn't find any place to put certain fields like the station class. If someone could post an example of a field day Cabrillo file, maybe I could write a script that would convert the XLSX spreadsheet that Orion posted here into Cabrillo.

Phillip KM6NFS

--
Dennis - WU6X


Re: Now the hard part...

Michael - N6MRP
 

Here is my Cabrillo file generated by the ARRL site.

73

Mike N6MRP

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:48 PM Phil via groups.io
<wp913=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I started logging in pyQSO because it exports to Cabrillo, but I couldn't find any place to put certain fields like the station class. If someone could post an example of a field day Cabrillo file, maybe I could write a script that would convert the XLSX spreadsheet that Orion posted here into Cabrillo.

Phillip KM6NFS


Re: Now the hard part...

Phil - KM6NFS
 

I started logging in pyQSO because it exports to Cabrillo, but I couldn't find any place to put certain fields like the station class. If someone could post an example of a field day Cabrillo file, maybe I could write a script that would convert the XLSX spreadsheet that Orion posted here into Cabrillo.

Phillip KM6NFS


Re: The Wayback machine - early sf-arc website

Dennis - WU6X
 

It works a bit different than that for the W6EK dropbox. Our Club Dropbox should be accessed through w6ek.org website only. You CAN have you own dropbox account for free, but it will be confusing when trying to upload pictures to W6EK Dropbox ... does than make sense?

Dennis


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of carl.wf6j@... <carl.wf6j@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:57 AM
To: SFARC Group <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; Fred Jensen, K6DGW <k6dgw@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] The Wayback machine - early sf-arc website
 
Grid,

Here’s the info on Dropbox folder location:

By default, the Dropbox folder is located in your user folder. If you moved your Dropbox folder, or if you connected a work and personal, it may be located elsewhere or have a name other than "Dropbox." You can programmatically find the folder path through a JSON file.

73,
Carl

On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Skip - K6DGW <k6dgw@...> wrote:

I have a Dropbox account.  I know how to put files into it.  I do not know where they go. I do not know how to share my files. I do not know how to go to your Dropbox.  I will go to www.w6ek.org and read the information. We'll see if that fixes my lack of understanding ... Sam I Am.





--
Dennis - WU6X


Re: Now the hard part...

Michael - N6MRP
 

Agree. I was also unsure on what to input. A help box by the fields
would be useful.

Mike N6MRP

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 11:02 AM Greg D <ko6th.greg@gmail.com> wrote:

Part of the challenge, akin to doing one's taxes, is knowing what to put into the form, to create the Cabrillo file. This is not intuitive when you get into the details. For example, under "mode". The example, unfortunately, shows "cw". That's pretty universal what we call Morse code. But what about the voice contacts? My paper log shows SSB, but the Cabrillo format wants "PH" for phone. Worse, the other modes. What do you put down for FT8? Apparently it's "DG" for Digital, different than "Digi" which is used for some other parts of the file. But wait! More confusion! What for the Band? Cabrillo wants the frequency for HF, but the example shows "20", for 20 meters. Apparently the website then converts the "20" to "14000" for the file. Ok, so what do you put in for 2 meters? Cabrillo wants "144"; not sure what the on-line form wants, or what to put in for 70cm. The form does not like "70cm" or "0.7" I ended up editing the resulting file to put in "432", which is the Cabrillo designation for 70cm band, even though the actual frequency was 435. It was the satellite contact, and there's absolutely no guidance on how to enter the satellite contact into the Cabrillo format. The only suggestion I saw was that for cross-mode contacts, use the transmitter's mode. The contact was not cross mode (it was cross band phone), but following the theme, I logged it by the uplink band instead of the downlink.


Greg KO6TH


Michael - N6MRP wrote:

Correct. You input the information and then export it to the Cabrillo file.

73

Mike N6MRP

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM Dennis Gregory <wu6x@hotmail.com> wrote:

Actually, that is NOT where you "find" the Cabrillo file, but where you begin the process of uploading "your" own Cabrillo log file.

73,
Dennis, WU6X

________________________________
From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of Michael - N6MRP <mrprry2@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:04 PM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; Gerry Brentnall <gjbrent@gmail.com>
Cc: Orion Endres <ojendres@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Now the hard part...

ARRL Cabrillo File for Field Day can be found here, in case anyone needs it.

https://b4h.net/cabforms/arrlfd_cab3.php

Mike N6MRP

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:08 PM Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@gmail.com> wrote:

So now I'm confused. What does the ARRL want? So far the answers I've
seen are dupe sheet or cabrillo file but apparently regardless of which
one you submit you must manually fill in the form on their website.

Gerry
WA6E

On 6/30/2020 12:15 PM, Orion, AI6JB wrote:

Yes Greg, it works for the Club, but not ARRL!

ARRL wants either a Dupe Sheet or Cabrillo file. I am afraid you will have to combine all your different logs into one for the ARRL submission.

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.



-----Original Message-----
From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg D
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 13:01
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] Now the hard part...

Hi folks,

So with Field Day 2020 in the rear view mirror, the hard part starts...
preparing the logs.

I have a combination of WSJT-X contacts (33) on the computer, along with paper logs (23 + 1 satellite *). WSJT-X appears to be able to export the logs in Cabrillo format, but how can I add my paper logs to them?
The common format might be a spreadsheet, a combination of the wsjtx.log file copied into a spreadsheet, with the paper entries added by hand, then exported to a text file. There's also the bonus points, for Winlink messages, ARRL Bulletin, etc.

Does that work for both the club and ARRL?

Thanks,

Greg KO6TH

* Yes, one satellite, K5TA in NM! Actually there were two, but I can't find the other station's call (ended in either RR or MM) among my scribbles, and I didn't remember their exchange. Note to self: Get an audio recording of everything. I have the equipment; use it!















Re: The Wayback machine - early sf-arc website

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

Grid,

Here’s the info on Dropbox folder location:

By default, the Dropbox folder is located in your user folder. If you moved your Dropbox folder, or if you connected a work and personal, it may be located elsewhere or have a name other than "Dropbox." You can programmatically find the folder path through a JSON file.

73,
Carl

On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Skip - K6DGW <k6dgw@...> wrote:

I have a Dropbox account.  I know how to put files into it.  I do not know where they go. I do not know how to share my files. I do not know how to go to your Dropbox.  I will go to www.w6ek.org and read the information. We'll see if that fixes my lack of understanding ... Sam I Am.




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