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Re: Interesting link from South Texas ARC on Red Cross & ARES

Jim - N6MED
 
Edited

Excellent stuff, Carl!

-- Jim


[pr:14987] New NASA video | Students Use Ham Radio to Call an Astronaut in Space

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

Information from ARRL PR Wire...

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From: "Inderbitzen, Bob, NQ1R" <rinderbitzen@...>
Subject: [pr:14987] New NASA video | Students Use Ham Radio to Call an Astronaut in Space
Date: August 27, 2020 at 1:11:55 PM PDT
To: pr <pr@...>

Hello! Here are links to a new NASA video for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, and a sample social media post. 73 Bob NQ1R / ARRL HQ
 
YouTube
NASA Johnson Space Center (YouTube), August 25, 2020
 
Intl. Space Station @Space_Sta (Twitter), August 25, 2020

Sample Facebook Post
New @NASA video includes students from the Airdrie Space Science Camp in Canada using #hamradio from home to communicate with Astronaut and #USNavy SEAL Chris Cassidy, KF5KDR, on the @ISS in May! https://youtu.be/1clACXLdDhs
#ARRL #ARISS #AmateurRadio


Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R – for ARRL Media and Public Relations
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®
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Tel: (860) 594-0213 FAX: (860) 594-0303
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El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club August 2020 Monthly Meeting Tonight!

Alan - W6WN
 

Hi There, 
 
You are invited to our monthly meeting of the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club Tonight!

Time: 6:30 PM Log In and Chat - 7:00 PM Meeting Begins


What:
 This is going to be a great meeting. 
We'll talk a bit about what's going on with the club.

 - Jay Harmor, KE6GLA is going to do a brief show-&-tell with a new antenna analyzer he just got.

 - Bob Hess, W1RH will do a quick photo tour of the fire devastation at the Mt Vaca communications site.
 - Jordan Heichman, WC6J, and Phil Mosbacher, KK6YYD will do a Summits on the Air presentation in advance of what we hope will be a club SOTA event in September.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


HWN starting up

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

If you use SDR, try this:

Here is the look of the HWN section, you may need to choose chrome audio, 40m and click on the Hurricane Watch Net index marker.

73,
Carl, WF6J

Interesting information. Good educational experience for all...


Interesting link from South Texas ARC on Red Cross & ARES

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 


[pr:14986] Hurricane Laura | emergency communication resource links

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

SFARC,

Here is some of the PR Wire information being sent in preparation for the Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico coming onshore soon. It is still a 4, but might go to a 5 before it makes landfall. Here are the HWN frequencies for your reference:

Hurricane Watch Net 40m (7.268) LSBHurricane Watch Net 20m (14.325) USB

73,
Carl, WF6J
ARRL PIO

Storm surge already inundating Texas coast:

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From: "Inderbitzen, Bob, NQ1R" <rinderbitzen@...>
Subject: [pr:14986] Hurricane Laura | emergency communication resource links
Date: August 26, 2020 at 5:50:06 PM PDT
To: pr <pr@...>

To: PIOs & PICs

This evening I joined members of the ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team with Division, Section, ARES®, and other emergency communication volunteers from throughout the region where Hurricane Laura is bearing down. During that meeting, I picked up a couple of additional online resources to share with PIOs and PICs who are closely following the preparations of EmComm volunteers. If you are in these regions, please keep safe. 73 Bob NQ1R
 
 
ARRL North Texas Section
https://www.arrlntx.org/
 
ARRL South Texas Section
http://www.arrlstx.org/
 
ARRL 2020 Hurricanes Page
 

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R - Product Development Manager
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[pr:14985] Amateur Radio Volunteers Prepare to Greet Dangerous Hurricane Laura

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

Info on Hurricane Ham Events/support

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Subject: [pr:14985] Amateur Radio Volunteers Prepare to Greet Dangerous Hurricane Laura
Date: August 26, 2020 at 11:05:23 AM PDT
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ARRL News | 08/26/2020
Amateur Radio Volunteers Prepare to Greet Dangerous Hurricane Laura

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) teams along the Gulf Coast have plans in place to deal with Hurricane Laura, now expected to make landfall as a powerful and dangerous Category 4 storm. “Catastrophic damage will occur” in a Category 4 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns. More than a half-million people in Louisiana and Texas have been ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, set to strike around the Louisiana-Texas border. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) updated its plans and has activated on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as Laura swirls in the Gulf’s warm waters.

Continued here…

ARRL NEWS ROUNDUP
Find the latest ARRL News at www.arrl.org/news and www.arrl.org/2020-hurricanes


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SFARC Monthly Breakfast - Sat, 08/29/2020 7:30am-8:30am #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: SFARC Monthly Breakfast

When: Saturday, 29 August 2020, 7:30am to 8:30am, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:Mel's Diner, 1730 Grass Valley Highway (Hwy 49 at Luther Road)

View Event

Description: TEMPORARILY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 
NOTE: The breakfast is held on the LAST SATURDAY of every month, although the calendar may not reflect this due to programming limitations.


Re: Emergency Alert Difficulties, Again

Jef - N5JEF
 

Alan -

Thank you very much for sharing this.  In many ways, "the system" is broken or needing improvement, and it's important that we consider the challenges facing us in the bigger (and bigger…) picture rather than the immediate, knee-jerk, short-sighted responses that tend to commonly prevail.

- Jef

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 6:38 AM Alan - W6WN <Alan.W6WN@...> wrote:

It's not just the cell phone towers, it's the whole system...

In Napa County, a wildfire alert meant for cellphones would not connect because of a coding error. In Sonoma County, similar alerts were sent to areas that required no evacuation and linked to an evacuation map that was a year old. And in Solano County’s Vacaville, a city emergency operations employee missed a call to report to work because his phone was set to vibrate.

As fire crews battle a massive system of wildfires sparked by freak lightning storms, emergency officials are seeing the technological shortcomings of localized alert systems — and it’s far from the first time.

Despite heeding much of the emergency management guidance dispensed in the last year from Sacramento, counties dealing with the LNU Lightning Complex fire burning in Northern California have nonetheless encountered difficulties.


Emergency Alert Difficulties, Again

Alan - W6WN
 

It's not just the cell phone towers, it's the whole system...

In Napa County, a wildfire alert meant for cellphones would not connect because of a coding error. In Sonoma County, similar alerts were sent to areas that required no evacuation and linked to an evacuation map that was a year old. And in Solano County’s Vacaville, a city emergency operations employee missed a call to report to work because his phone was set to vibrate.

As fire crews battle a massive system of wildfires sparked by freak lightning storms, emergency officials are seeing the technological shortcomings of localized alert systems — and it’s far from the first time.

Despite heeding much of the emergency management guidance dispensed in the last year from Sacramento, counties dealing with the LNU Lightning Complex fire burning in Northern California have nonetheless encountered difficulties.


SFARC Net - Thu, 08/27/2020 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 27 August 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: California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

Orion - AI6JB
 
Edited

Wow!  The talent and knowledge base of this Club never ceases to amaze me.

 

Thank you Craig and Joe!!

 

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 Joe - K6SAT
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:54
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io; craig@...
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

 

Hey Craig,

 

If you try Meteor-MN2_2 instead of MN2 you will not have the black lines in the images. That is defect of the satellite that doesn’t happen on MN2_2.

 

Also, if you happen to have L-Band and 1m dish you can move up to MetOps and FengYun satellites – which have better resolution.

 

Here is pass of MetOp-B from this morning.

 

 

Joe

K6SAT

 

 

From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Craig, KM6LYW
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:05 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

 

Color image from METEOR-M 2, operating on 137.100Mhz, QPSK.  Decoded using RTLSDR dongle, n9tax rollup on roof, and "glrpt" software on Linux.

If the sun is up high enough, it's an RGB image, otherwise, black/white/infrared.  Resolution is  higher than NOAA sats, but lower than GOES.

I kinda wanted to see what the fires looked like from the source.  

cool,
-craig
KM6LYW



Fire affecting VHF propagation

Jim - N6MED
 

Thought this might interest the group re how a flame front (e.g., a wild-land fire) affect propagation. Heady stuff but for all the engineers in our club:

https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/2440/58684/8/02whole.pdf

Jim / N6MED


Re: California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

Joe - K6SAT
 
Edited

Hey Craig,

 

If you try Meteor-MN2_2 instead of MN2 you will not have the black lines in the images. That is defect of the satellite that doesn’t happen on MN2_2.

 

Also, if you happen to have L-Band and 1m dish you can move up to MetOps and FengYun satellites – which have better resolution.

 

Here is pass of MetOp-B from this morning.

 

 

Joe

K6SAT

 

 

From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Craig, KM6LYW
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:05 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

 

Color image from METEOR-M 2, operating on 137.100Mhz, QPSK.  Decoded using RTLSDR dongle, n9tax rollup on roof, and "glrpt" software on Linux.

If the sun is up high enough, it's an RGB image, otherwise, black/white/infrared.  Resolution is  higher than NOAA sats, but lower than GOES.

I kinda wanted to see what the fires looked like from the source.  

cool,
-craig
KM6LYW



California from Space, Russian MetorM2 weather sat

Craig - KM6LYW
 

Color image from METEOR-M 2, operating on 137.100Mhz, QPSK.  Decoded using RTLSDR dongle, n9tax rollup on roof, and "glrpt" software on Linux.

If the sun is up high enough, it's an RGB image, otherwise, black/white/infrared.  Resolution is  higher than NOAA sats, but lower than GOES.

I kinda wanted to see what the fires looked like from the source.  

cool,
-craig
KM6LYW



Re: ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call

Gerry - WA6E
 

40 or 80?

BTW - I found and read the manual.  Picked up a few tips.

I created a group called @SFARC.  Messages directed to the group will go to all who subscribe to that group AND it can be used for auto replies.

There is a way to make it compatible with N3FJP logging software.

I wish I could change the highlighting colors.  They are so bright it is hard to read the text behind it.

Gerry
WA6E

On 8/21/2020 11:58 AM, Brian Gohl - AI6US wrote:
Hello All,

Earl and I are going to coordinate on W6EK 2m and operate 40m tonight after 7pm if anyone is interested in more practice.

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


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On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:16:06 -0700, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:

Well, it would work but might be a very slow exchange.

Dennis, WU6X


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of Jef - N5JEF <jef@...>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 8:54 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; Orion Endres <ojendres@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call Tonight
 
I wonder if SFARC might eventually have an ongoing JS8Call place to gather, share brief texts asynchronously, kind of like a computer BBS from days of yore…?

- Jef  N5JEF




--
Brian- AI6US


Re: ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call

Greg D
 

That thought crossed my mind too.  But there's so much detail in setup and use, that I'm thinking perhaps just a high level overview (sort of like what Ken did for Winlink) might be more appropriate?  Just an introduction to the mode, to get folks interested in pursuing it further.  We only have a theoretical 10 minutes...

Thoughts?

Greg  KO6TH


Dennis - WU6X wrote:

You are very welcome ... I hope sharing my learning experience helped a few others, too. Ted's input was excellent ... we might have him do a Tech-10 now that the "basics" are done ... an intermediate session on operation would be great!
Dennis, WU6X


Re: ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call

Brian - AI6US
 

Hello All,

Earl and I are going to coordinate on W6EK 2m and operate 40m tonight after 7pm if anyone is interested in more practice.

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


-------------------------

On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:16:06 -0700, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:

Well, it would work but might be a very slow exchange.

Dennis, WU6X


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of Jef - N5JEF <jef@...>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 8:54 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; Orion Endres <ojendres@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call Tonight
 
I wonder if SFARC might eventually have an ongoing JS8Call place to gather, share brief texts asynchronously, kind of like a computer BBS from days of yore…?

- Jef  N5JEF




--
Brian- AI6US


Re: ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call

Dennis - WU6X
 

Well, it would work but might be a very slow exchange.

Dennis, WU6X


From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> on behalf of Jef - N5JEF <jef@...>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 8:54 AM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>; Orion Endres <ojendres@...>
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call Tonight
 
I wonder if SFARC might eventually have an ongoing JS8Call place to gather, share brief texts asynchronously, kind of like a computer BBS from days of yore…?

- Jef  N5JEF


--
Dennis - WU6X


Re: ZOOM Meeting on JS8Call

Jef - N5JEF
 

I wonder if SFARC might eventually have an ongoing JS8Call place to gather, share brief texts asynchronously, kind of like a computer BBS from days of yore…?

- Jef  N5JEF

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