Date   

SFARC Net - Thu, 10/15/2020 #cal-notice

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

SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 15 October 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!


Re: Using a CB Antenna with an SDR receiver #antennas #elmer #howto #antennas #elmer #howto

Jef - N5JEF
 

Joshua -

What kind of CB antenna did you get?  Probably a mobile?  Full quarter-wave whip, or loaded?

What do you want to receive?  I'm guessing not CB?

For receive-only, you can use almost any piece of wire to receive.  How long, how high, what kind of counterpoise will all be factors that depend on what bands you want to hear.

- Jef

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM Joshua - KK6VHH <besneatte@...> wrote:
I have an SDR dongle and I just got an MCX to SO-259 adapter....

The dongle is receive only, I have a CB antenna, will that work?

Do I need to impedance match if I am just receiving?

Can I use Rev.C coax?

Maybe I an bring this up at tonight's net?

--
KK6VHH - Joshua

piratesinteepees.org
youtube.com/piratesinteepees


Re: 2020 California QSO Party "CQP" -- Save the Date! #contest

Orion, AI6JB
 

Good Afternoon Everybody!

If you took pictures during the California QSO Party, we would sure love to get a copy for the Club's Photo Gallery.

Please upload your photos to https://www.dropbox.com/request/JNkxCELlRPgHBG0trooo

Thank you!!

73
Orion, AI6JB


Using a CB Antenna with an SDR receiver #antennas #elmer #howto #antennas #elmer #howto

Joshua - KK6VHH
 

I have an SDR dongle and I just got an MCX to SO-259 adapter....

The dongle is receive only, I have a CB antenna, will that work?

Do I need to impedance match if I am just receiving?

Can I use Rev.C coax?

Maybe I an bring this up at tonight's net?

--
KK6VHH - Joshua

piratesinteepees.org
youtube.com/piratesinteepees


Re: Kenwood KMC-32 Mobile Microphone

Joshua - KK6VHH
 

Unfortunately that particular item is not available. Here is a compatible model:

https://amzn.to/2T0mGSN

It's only ten bucks so I am just going to order it and see what happens... 

--
KK6VHH - Joshua

piratesinteepees.org
youtube.com/piratesinteepees


Re: Kenwood KMC-32 Mobile Microphone

Joshua - KK6VHH
 

Is this the mic cable we discussed on the net this morning?
--
KK6VHH - Joshua

piratesinteepees.org
youtube.com/piratesinteepees


Re: [amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 20-22

Joe - K6SAT
 

Thanks for the tip Greg!

 

Here is my capture of audio from the pass:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b5j4vwuwsmqxs4d/iss_school_contact_101420.mp3?dl=0

 

thanks

Joe

K6SAT

 

From: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg D
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:09 PM
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] [amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 20-22

 

Hi folks,

TOMORROW (Wednesday) MORNING, there will be a school contact between the ISS and a school in Southern California.  The pass appears to be directly between us, so we should be able to listen in on the contact!   (There's also a live-stream on YouTube if you want to watch.)

Below are the questions that the students are planning to ask.  Read through them and see how well you can predict what the astronaut's answer will be.

145.800, starting about 9:26am.  The pass should run about 10 minutes.  The trajectory is from the south-west to the north-east, peaking at about 48 degrees up to the south-east.

Good luck!

Greg  KO6TH


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:     [amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 20-22
Date:     Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:24:42 +0000 (UTC)
From:     David Jordan via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@...>
Reply-To:     David Jordan <n4csitwo@...>
To:     AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@...>

ARISS News Release                                                                                                No.   20-22     

Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR
aa4kn@...

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
ARISSContact is Scheduled for

Ramona Lutheran Christian School, Ramona, CA


October13, 2020—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS).

This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Ramona Lutheran Christian School (RLCS) in Ramona, CA and ISS Commander Chris Cassidy, amateur radio call sign KF5KDR. The Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) ham operators using call sign N6ROR will operate the ground station for this contact. Students will take turns asking Cassidy their questions.

The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for October 14,2020 at 9:26 am PDT (Ramona) (16:26 UTC, 12:26 pm EDT, 11:26 am CDT and 10:26 am MDT).

RLCS (with students in preschool through sixth grade) is located in an unincorporated mountain community approximately 40 miles northeast of San Diego. In addition to the school’s classical course curriculum, RLCS also involves students in STEM-enrichment club activities that include robotics, coding, physics, space-related sciences, and radio theory. In 2019, the Amateur Radio Relay League awarded RLCS an Icom IC-9700 radio built and designed for communications with amateur radio satellites—resulting in the first school radio station in Ramona, and one solar-powered thanks to equipment provided by ROARS. The ARISS contact will utilize this set-up. ROARS members have helped students prepare for their ARISS contact and mentored them on amateur radio operating protocol including emergency communications and Morse code practice.

ARISS invites the public to view a livestream of the pre-action (join 20 minutes beforehand) and the upcoming ARISS radio contact at https://youtu.be/jDTydjM60_k.

_____________________________


As time allows, students will ask these questions:

 

1. How has Expedition63 changed your outlook on life?

2. What is your favorite thing to look at in space?

3. What is most difficult when you are recovering from returning to Earth?

4. What does it feel like when you are on a spacewalk?

5. What was the strangest thing that's happened to you while you were in space?

6. What is your favorite activity when you have free time on the ISS?

7. How likely do you think it is that I will visit outer space in my lifetime, even if I never become an astronaut?

8. What does it feel like to sleep on the ISS?

9. What mission were you most scared of?

10. What are your favorite experiences of Expedition 63?

11. What has been your favorite experiment on the ISS?

12. About how many repairs are made each week aboard the ISS?

13. What is your favorite game to play in space?

14. What are your 3 favorite foods to eat while on the ISS?

15. What language has been the most challenging to communicate aboard the ISS?

16. What food are you most looking forward to eating when you get home?

17. What fear have you had regarding space?

18. What surprises you the most about how the ISS is today than when you were part of the assembly mission?

19. Which holidays have you enjoyed celebrating on the ISS?

20. What's your favorite number of people aboard the ISS at one time?

21. Who was your favorite astronaut that you have met from another country?

22. What way(s) could we utilize space to help manage our problems with waste disposal on Earth?

23. Do you hope to go back to space or the moon in a commercial space suit via a commercial vehicle?

24. How do you use ham radio on the ISS and after you return to Earth?

 
ARISS – Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Amateur Radio Operations onthe ISS

About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS).  In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab-Space Station Explorers, and NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org

 
MediaContact:

DaveJordan, AA4KN

ARISSPR

Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Search on Amateur Radio on the ISS and @ARISS_status.

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[amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 20-22

Greg D
 

Hi folks,

TOMORROW (Wednesday) MORNING, there will be a school contact between the ISS and a school in Southern California.  The pass appears to be directly between us, so we should be able to listen in on the contact!   (There's also a live-stream on YouTube if you want to watch.)

Below are the questions that the students are planning to ask.  Read through them and see how well you can predict what the astronaut's answer will be.

145.800, starting about 9:26am.  The pass should run about 10 minutes.  The trajectory is from the south-west to the north-east, peaking at about 48 degrees up to the south-east.

Good luck!

Greg  KO6TH


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:     [amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 20-22
Date:     Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:24:42 +0000 (UTC)
From:     David Jordan via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@...>
Reply-To:     David Jordan <n4csitwo@...>
To:     AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@...>

ARISS News Release                                                                                                No.   20-22     

Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR
aa4kn@...

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
ARISSContact is Scheduled for

Ramona Lutheran Christian School, Ramona, CA


October13, 2020—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS).

This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Ramona Lutheran Christian School (RLCS) in Ramona, CA and ISS Commander Chris Cassidy, amateur radio call sign KF5KDR. The Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) ham operators using call sign N6ROR will operate the ground station for this contact. Students will take turns asking Cassidy their questions.

The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for October 14,2020 at 9:26 am PDT (Ramona) (16:26 UTC, 12:26 pm EDT, 11:26 am CDT and 10:26 am MDT).

RLCS (with students in preschool through sixth grade) is located in an unincorporated mountain community approximately 40 miles northeast of San Diego. In addition to the school’s classical course curriculum, RLCS also involves students in STEM-enrichment club activities that include robotics, coding, physics, space-related sciences, and radio theory. In 2019, the Amateur Radio Relay League awarded RLCS an Icom IC-9700 radio built and designed for communications with amateur radio satellites—resulting in the first school radio station in Ramona, and one solar-powered thanks to equipment provided by ROARS. The ARISS contact will utilize this set-up. ROARS members have helped students prepare for their ARISS contact and mentored them on amateur radio operating protocol including emergency communications and Morse code practice.

ARISS invites the public to view a livestream of the pre-action (join 20 minutes beforehand) and the upcoming ARISS radio contact at https://youtu.be/jDTydjM60_k.

_____________________________


As time allows, students will ask these questions:

 

1. How has Expedition63 changed your outlook on life?

2. What is your favorite thing to look at in space?

3. What is most difficult when you are recovering from returning to Earth?

4. What does it feel like when you are on a spacewalk?

5. What was the strangest thing that's happened to you while you were in space?

6. What is your favorite activity when you have free time on the ISS?

7. How likely do you think it is that I will visit outer space in my lifetime, even if I never become an astronaut?

8. What does it feel like to sleep on the ISS?

9. What mission were you most scared of?

10. What are your favorite experiences of Expedition 63?

11. What has been your favorite experiment on the ISS?

12. About how many repairs are made each week aboard the ISS?

13. What is your favorite game to play in space?

14. What are your 3 favorite foods to eat while on the ISS?

15. What language has been the most challenging to communicate aboard the ISS?

16. What food are you most looking forward to eating when you get home?

17. What fear have you had regarding space?

18. What surprises you the most about how the ISS is today than when you were part of the assembly mission?

19. Which holidays have you enjoyed celebrating on the ISS?

20. What's your favorite number of people aboard the ISS at one time?

21. Who was your favorite astronaut that you have met from another country?

22. What way(s) could we utilize space to help manage our problems with waste disposal on Earth?

23. Do you hope to go back to space or the moon in a commercial space suit via a commercial vehicle?

24. How do you use ham radio on the ISS and after you return to Earth?

 
ARISS – Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Amateur Radio Operations onthe ISS

About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS).  In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab-Space Station Explorers, and NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org

 
MediaContact:

DaveJordan, AA4KN

ARISSPR

Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Search on Amateur Radio on the ISS and @ARISS_status.

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SFARC Net - Thu, 10/15/2020 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 15 October 2020, 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!


Re: Dispersed Camping Closed

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Check the specific district website for closures and updates.

Tahoe and El Dorado NFS have not allowed dispersed camping for approx. 8 weeks since the back to back red flag events. Very serious, dry conditions with many inexperienced flatlanders building campfires outside of campgrounds and trashing out the dispersed areas. Very sad conditions up there! Many Tahoe campgrounds have not yet reopened.

The Tahoe NFS order is scheduled to expire on Oct. 18th. Hoping for some precipitation before then; otherwise, doubt that dispersed camping will happen until either the first rains or snowfalls. 

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


-------- Original message --------
From: Aaron K6ABJ <aaron@...>
Date: 10/11/20 5:24 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: SFARC Members <sfarc@w6ek.groups.io>
Subject: [from W6EK Groups.io] Dispersed Camping Closed

Took a drive up yesterday to the ElDorado National Forest expecting to do some dispersed camping only to discover that camping is limited to developed campgrounds only, and that many of those are also closed. Same for Tahoe National Forest and several others. Incidentally many backpacking and some Day Use areas are also closed. Backpack Camping within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail is allowed.

Now that they have done it once, my guess is that National Forest closures will become a new norm. Time to start checking each time before packing and heading out.

Aaron





--
Brian- AI6US


Dispersed Camping Closed

Aaron K6ABJ
 

Took a drive up yesterday to the ElDorado National Forest expecting to do some dispersed camping only to discover that camping is limited to developed campgrounds only, and that many of those are also closed. Same for Tahoe National Forest and several others. Incidentally many backpacking and some Day Use areas are also closed. Backpack Camping within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail is allowed.

Now that they have done it once, my guess is that National Forest closures will become a new norm. Time to start checking each time before packing and heading out.

Aaron


Heathkit HW-29 "The Sixer" Part 3: Building a 120v power plug #howto #repair #elmer

Joshua - KK6VHH
 

https://youtu.be/fON_1hFHn-I

In this video I convert the 8 pin octal plug Jim (WA8MPA) gave me into a plugger inner for the HW-29.

I have order the necessary capacitors and my current shopping list is down to just crystals for this radio:

military surplus crystals (FT-241 or FT-243) from 8.333 Mhz to 9.000 Mhz

Thanks everyone for all your support!
--
KK6VHH - Joshua

piratesinteepees.org
youtube.com/piratesinteepees


Re: HF antenna by feeding existing old TV coax shield?

Skip - K6DGW
 

Sure. I quote the Marconi Principle: "If you can get RF current into a non-buried conductor, it will radiate." How well it radiates is an open question but I use a WOOF antenna at home [Wire On Organic Fence], and it "works" on all bands thru 10. Not as good as the 5 over 5 over 5 over 5 on 15 at W7RN. You may or may not want a transformer at the feed end depending on the band you're on. I'd restrict the power, you may cause some device interference in the house [I flash a touch-lamp on 80 m at 100 W] and you may have to do some work to get RF out of the rig and/or keyer. 73, Fred K6DGW Sparks NV


Re: HF antenna by feeding existing old TV coax shield?

Jef - N5JEF
 

Carl -

It's not going to be a very good antenna, but as Greg indicated, all wires can radiate, and all antennas "work" as we see from all the anecdotal "evidence" posted by hams.

Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with using the shield of an existing coaxial cable as the radiating element of an antenna. Essentially, it's just a conductor.  It certainly has no "shielding nature" carried over from its previous role.Being attached to a wooden structure will have only a small effect at HF (except for the likelihood of instability due to charge leakage at the relatively high voltage end of the wire being close to (wet?) wood.).

***The big question here is what band(s) you might want to operate with***.  You say nothing about what frequency or frequencies, and that has _everything_ to do with what performance you might expect.

As with any antenna, the concerns are radiation pattern, radiation efficiency, and impedance matching.  In this case, it really all comes down to radiation pattern.  Radiation efficiency is not going tobe an issue because the wire is long relative to an HF wavelength so the Q is low and and there will be no losses due to circulating currents as you would have with a very short whip or loop antenna.  Impedance matching will depend entirely on what frequency and what connection point on the antenna, but can be handled with any good antenna coupler (but not with a 64:1 transformer, which only makes sense with a high impedance (end-fed half wave) load.)

So in regard to radiation pattern, there are a few key factors to consider here, and they all depend on frequency/wavelength.
  • Where will the current nodes be?
  • At the current nodes, what will the ground reflection be?
  • At the current nodes, what will the polarization be?
Why do we care about the locations of the current maxima?  Because that's where the antenna radiates from.  Radiation is always only from locations of accelerating charge.

Where are the current nodes?  Well, it's easy to estimate.  You know the end of the antenna is low current (thus high voltage) because there is nowhere further for the current to go (except for some "displacement" current as charge build up there, so the impedance ends up being about 4500 ohms rather than infinite.  So if that's the voltage node, the current node is going to be about a quarter wave closer to the source, repeating every half wave.  There will be some velocity factor effect, but it can be ignored since this is all just estimating.

So, for example, if you were considering operating on 40 meters, there would be a current maximum about 33 feet from the end, and another current maximum about 66 feet back from that, and so on...  

Then you ask yourself, "What's the polarization going to be around those higher current regions?"  Is the wire mostly horizontal, mostly vertical, or a mix?  

Then you ask yourself, "What's the ground reflection going to do around those higher current regions?"  If the current maximum is about a quarter wave above the ground reflection plane, then the radiation is going to tend to be near vertical.  If the current maximum is about a half wave above the ground reflection plane, the radiation is going to tend to be lower angle.  If the current maximum is more than about one wavelength above the ground the radiation will tend to split into alternating lobes of minimal and maximal radiation.  If the antenna is free space you get a nice clean theoretical radiation pattern—which is almost never the case at HF.

With these basic understandings, and knowing what wavelength you want to operate at, you can get a very good idea of what to expect from your wire antenna at HF.

Again, the _current nodes_ radiate.  The voltage nodes are important because they complete the wave, so they affect tuning, and impedance matching, and can be sources of arcing and instability.

- Jef  N5JEF


On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 10:40 PM Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:
Hi Carl,

Good question.  We have an Elmer Net the first and third Wednesday...
{ahem}

I really don't see why it wouldn't work.  Feed it with one of Dennis'
64:1 Baluns, and off you go.  Definitely look at spots where the
insulation may be pinched (thin) by metal staples, as it might arc
through, and you've already identified the end as a trouble spot.  If
nothing else, at QRP levels, what harm could it cause?

I've done something similar.  Made one (1) contact on 160 meters by
shorting the center conductor to the shield of my 40m dipole, and using
the feed line as a vertical with a big (65') capacitance hat on top,
against the shack's ground system.  The contact was in Reno, right
before Field Day one year.  Basically, if it's wire, it will radiate
somewhere.

Greg  KO6TH


carl.wf6j@... wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I’m asking an Elmer Question - Around my place there are several “old” cables from old satellite dish units. One runs along the backside (15’) a cross the front (25’) then down the inside (30’).  I have been “removing” all the old wiring so that my landlord can repaint the place. Took off a lot of old telephone & TV coax, but left this one as a possible antenna… at least it can be a good long wire for receive.
>
> SO the question… has anyone had success running the shield as an antenna?  Assume it would be run through my tuner as a long wire.   Know that I need to pay attention to the ends (insulation wise).  It does not cross over any other wiring or power lines.  As it is under the “peak” it’s about 10’ to 18’ above the ground,
>
> Thanks,
> 73,
> Carl
> WF6J
>
>
>
>
>
>







Re: Updated Event: General Meeting #cal-invite

Brian Gohl - AI6US
 

Hello Al,

Not sure why the calendar sent out the original schedule date when the event was updated with the zoom info. Sorry about the confusion!

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


-------- Original message --------
From: Alan - W6WN <Alan.W6WN@...>
Date: 10/9/20 6:27 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Michael Perry <mrprry2@...>, sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [from W6EK Groups.io] Updated Event: General Meeting #cal-invite

Thanks for the confirmation. Looks like that is indeed the correct link :)

--
Brian- AI6US


Re: HF antenna by feeding existing old TV coax shield?

Greg D
 

Hi Carl,

Good question. We have an Elmer Net the first and third Wednesday...
{ahem}

I really don't see why it wouldn't work. Feed it with one of Dennis'
64:1 Baluns, and off you go. Definitely look at spots where the
insulation may be pinched (thin) by metal staples, as it might arc
through, and you've already identified the end as a trouble spot. If
nothing else, at QRP levels, what harm could it cause?

I've done something similar. Made one (1) contact on 160 meters by
shorting the center conductor to the shield of my 40m dipole, and using
the feed line as a vertical with a big (65') capacitance hat on top,
against the shack's ground system. The contact was in Reno, right
before Field Day one year. Basically, if it's wire, it will radiate
somewhere.

Greg KO6TH


carl.wf6j@... wrote:

Hello,

I’m asking an Elmer Question - Around my place there are several “old” cables from old satellite dish units. One runs along the backside (15’) a cross the front (25’) then down the inside (30’). I have been “removing” all the old wiring so that my landlord can repaint the place. Took off a lot of old telephone & TV coax, but left this one as a possible antenna… at least it can be a good long wire for receive.

SO the question… has anyone had success running the shield as an antenna? Assume it would be run through my tuner as a long wire. Know that I need to pay attention to the ends (insulation wise). It does not cross over any other wiring or power lines. As it is under the “peak” it’s about 10’ to 18’ above the ground,

Thanks,
73,
Carl
WF6J






Event: Annual Christmas Party - Saturday, 5 December 2020 #cal-invite

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

Annual Christmas Party

When:
Saturday, 5 December 2020
7:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Zoom.us

Organizer: Jim, WA8MPA

Description:
Come join us to celebrate the Holiday season with our annual Christmas Party.


HF antenna by feeding existing old TV coax shield?

carl.wf6j@gmail.com
 

Hello,

I’m asking an Elmer Question - Around my place there are several “old” cables from old satellite dish units. One runs along the backside (15’) a cross the front (25’) then down the inside (30’). I have been “removing” all the old wiring so that my landlord can repaint the place. Took off a lot of old telephone & TV coax, but left this one as a possible antenna… at least it can be a good long wire for receive.

SO the question… has anyone had success running the shield as an antenna? Assume it would be run through my tuner as a long wire. Know that I need to pay attention to the ends (insulation wise). It does not cross over any other wiring or power lines. As it is under the “peak” it’s about 10’ to 18’ above the ground,

Thanks,
73,
Carl
WF6J


Re: Updated Event: General Meeting #cal-invite

Alan - W6WN
 

Thanks for the confirmation. Looks like that is indeed the correct link :)


Re: Updated Event: General Meeting #cal-invite

Michael - N6MRP
 

Alan,

Date is incorrect. Link is found on Club web page


Look for meeting log in information. You'll have to download Zoom.

73

Mike N6MRP


On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 6:19 PM Alan - W6WN <Alan.W6WN@...> wrote:
!!! Can someone confirm the link information for tonight's Club Meeting is Correct???

The Description Reads: Friday, 10 August 2018