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Uncertain Future of Ham Radio (?)

Jim - N6MED
 

https://spectrum.ieee.org/ham-radio

Software-defined radio and cheap hardware are shaking up a hobby long associated with engineering


10 minute countdown timer

Carl - WF6J
 

Just in case you might want one:



Event: SFARC General Meeting - 10/08/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC General Meeting

When:
10/08/2021
7:30pm to 9:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Crossroads Church Gym, Auburn South Campus Gymnasium, 1101 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn. Use the Dairy Road entrance.

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Description:

Join us for the SFARC monthly meeting, in person or ONLINE from your computer, tablet, smartphone or even by regular telephone. You do not need to be a member ... everyone is invited.

Online meeting log-in Information

https://zoom.us/j/96261675605

Meeting ID: 962 6167 5605

You may optionally call-in using only your phone.

1-669-900-9128, 96261675605#


Re: ClearNode RX Flutter

Smitty - K9CCO
 

We found the issue reported in this thread.  The radio in question is an AnyTone 878 operating FM analog.

When you build a code plug that includes analog repeaters and frequencies, the software defaults to FM Narrow.  It's tough to spot since the variable looks like the radio step set at 12.5K.  Upon closer investigation, what looked like the step, was actual the bandwidth.  Once I change my simplex frequency to 25K, the "clipping" that was present in that video was resolved.


Re: #forsale FREE to Good Home: TinyTrakII #forsale

Harold - KD6WTV
 

KD6WTV here (Harold Jones):

I am interested.  I had a APRS traker a long time ago and used it on a car trip to Utah. It was fun to look up on the internet and see my path.

I can come pick up anywhere in the Sacramento, Auburn, Placerville area.  I have tight schedule, so will have to make firm pick time and place.

Harold Jones
916-923-8717


Now: SFARC Net - 10/07/2021 #cal-notice

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SFARC Net

When:
10/07/2021
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-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!


Event: SFARC Board Meeting - 10/08/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Board Meeting

When:
10/08/2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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Description:
Monthly SFARC Board meeting will be held at: Crossroads Church Gym Auburn South Campus Gymnasium, 1101 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn, CA 95603. Use the Dairy Road entrance.

 
 


Re: ClearNode RX Flutter

Gerry - WA6E
 

Smitty-

You make it tough to view the video but was able to make it work.

I don't hear what you hear on Graydon's signal.  Is he the only one you hear this with or does it do it to others as well?  Maybe you need to check audio on the clearnode?

Gerry

On 10/7/2021 11:02 AM, Smitty - K9CCO wrote:
Like others, I'm trying to dial in my ClearNode as best I can and I'm still seeing an issue.  It's minor but I'd like to get other ClearNode user opinions.

Take a look, you'll hear it (and see the RX light drop) on Greydon's transmission.  I "think" I still hear it on my Baofeng but not as prevalent and I'm wondering if maybe there's too much audio and it's clipping the radio.

<div style="position: relative; display: block; max-width: 960px;"><div style="padding-top: 56.25%;"><iframe src="https://players.brightcove.net/6100381028001/DHzA162d7_default/index.html?videoId=6276043020001" allowfullscreen="" allow="encrypted-media" style="position: absolute; top: 0px; right: 0px; bottom: 0px; left: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%;"></iframe></div></div>

Gerry, this might be a good topic for our first ClearNode net. :)


ClearNode RX Flutter

Smitty - K9CCO
 
Edited

Like others, I'm trying to dial in my ClearNode as best I can and I'm still seeing an issue.  It's minor but I'd like to get other ClearNode user opinions.

Take a look, you'll hear it (and see the RX light drop) on Greydon's transmission.  I "think" I still hear it on my Baofeng but not as prevalent and I'm wondering if maybe there's too much audio and it's clipping the radio.

EDIT: Replaced Video Link
https://bcove.video/3iEpUbC

Gerry, this might be a good topic for our first ClearNode net. :)


Just in case you thought about going to the Redding SWAP

Carl - WF6J
 




More info on that swap in Redding

Carl - WF6J
 

Their link only goes to the ARRL site… more info:


73, Carl, WF6J



Hamswap - Redding, Saturday 8am

Carl - WF6J
 

QST:
I am pleased to report that ARRL Pacific Division Director Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, has approved the Shasta/Tehama ARES to host an ARRL sanctioned hamfest at the Redding Hamfest on October 9, 2021.

I have arranged to post this hamest on the ARRL Hamfests and Conventions Calendar on the ARRL Web page http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar
.


Re: Contest Eligibility List UPDATE #contest

Tal Deus - W6SOM
 

W6SOM
CM98hn
35 miles

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 6:48 AM Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:
If you are relatively new to the Club, you may not be on the ARRL Eligibility List, which allows us to enter our contest score as a Club for accumulated credit. If you think ou may NOT be on the list, please let me know so I can update it today.

The existing list is attached; please check for your call sign. You can open the file, then use CTRL-F to search ... if you are noted no changes are needed.
If not, post back here your:

  • CALLSIGN
  • GRID LOCATION
  • APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FROM AUBURN (CM98lw)
This information is available from QRZ, which might be still broken, so you may have to use another call lookup service, like: HAMCALL (join for free)
Thanks,
Dennis - WU6X



--
Ad Jesum per Mariam

Charles Watts

“Has it ever struck you that the trouts bite best on the Sabbath? God's critters tempting decent men”   -James M. Barrie author Peter Pan


Event: Elmer Net - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Elmer Net

When:
10/06/2021
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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

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Description:

The Elmer Net meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and is devoted to answering your questions, solving puzzling issues related to ham radio, and scheduling help for all Hams. No question is "stupid". We encourage everyone to ask away so we can all learn and grow our knowledge together. Web address: http://w6ek.org/nets.html


Event: SFARC Net - 10/07/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When:
10/07/2021
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-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: Only a bit off-topic

Jim - N6MED
 

The limited time to escape is astounding. YIKES! If the smoke detector goes off, don't dally.

On 10/5/2021 5:42 PM, Jef Allbright wrote:
Reminds me of this one from 2015-05-03:


rv_fire_n5jef.png

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 1:15 PM Jim - N6MED <n6medjim@...> wrote:
Though not having anything to do with radio other than than several
(many?) of us have RVs, thought this might be relatively interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAqqEIlpEWc&t=186s

Best regards all!

-- Jim








Re: Only a bit off-topic

Jef - N5JEF
 

Reminds me of this one from 2015-05-03:


rv_fire_n5jef.png


On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 1:15 PM Jim - N6MED <n6medjim@...> wrote:
Though not having anything to do with radio other than than several
(many?) of us have RVs, thought this might be relatively interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAqqEIlpEWc&t=186s

Best regards all!

-- Jim







Re: Clear Node Net Monday at 7:30 Join us!

Smitty - K9CCO
 

Fantastic Idea!
Looking forward to it.

On Oct 5, 2021 at 5:05 PM, <Carl - WF6J> wrote:









Clear Node Net Monday at 7:30 Join us!

Carl - WF6J
 


Re: Contest Eligibility List UPDATE #contest

Derek - W6DER
 
Edited

  • W6DER
  • CM98gn
  • 34.28 miles grid square center to center
Thanks!
-Derek

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