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Event: SFARC Net - 11/25/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When:
11/25/2021
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-08:00) 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: Radio Station locator via Google Earth

Lisa - KC6SLE
 

Cool app. Another way to turn your smart phone into an FM radios.  Thanks for sharing.

Greydon


On Nov 23, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:

 This is fascinating.  They even have that 10 watt flamethrower KQRZ up in Hillsboro.

Thanks for sharing.

Gerry
WA6E

On 11/22/2021 9:56 PM, Carl - WF6J wrote:
This was on Facebook from a Milford station. Works well. Select, then click and hear the station (broadcast) wonder if there is a “repeater” version?


73, Carl, WF6J


Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Lisa - KC6SLE
 

Looks like a commercial broadcast antenna, most likely AM broadcast. See if you can see the base of the antenna. If the antenna is mounted on large insulators then the whole structure is the radiating element.

There are three very similar AM broadcast antennas on the left of the toll plaza heading west on to the Bay Bridge.  

Greydon


On Nov 23, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Smitty - K9CCO <K9CCO@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

So I did some sleuthing and found what looked like a house at the base.  It looks like a MW antenna 1360AM.  The mystery has been solved.  However the antenna at the top is still a mystery to me as I don’t think the one at the top is medium wave. Is that just lightning protection?

--

73's

Smitty K9CCO


Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Aaron K6ABJ
 

If its not being used for anything, I am seeing a proposed site for a Ham Repeater. 

Aaron, K6ABJ

On Nov 23, 2021, at 3:46 PM, Greg - KO6TH <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

Yikes! If not an audience, apparently not the FCC either. You might try to let the station manager know. That behavior isn't good for anyone.

Greg KO6TH

On November 23, 2021 3:36:24 PM PST, Smitty - K9CCO <K9CCO@...> wrote:
The lightning protection was a long shot. There is a wire going from that top diving board to the bottom.  I have never seen a ground plane at the top of a tower like that, interesting.
 
The station is at around 115% modulation and sounds terrible and the FM (located in the same building) has the AM signal about 10dB down on their carrier, totally audible with the music.  I honestly wonder if anyone listens to either of these stations. :)
 
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This space for rent...


Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Greg - KO6TH
 

Yikes! If not an audience, apparently not the FCC either. You might try to let the station manager know. That behavior isn't good for anyone.

Greg KO6TH


On November 23, 2021 3:36:24 PM PST, Smitty - K9CCO <K9CCO@...> wrote:
The lightning protection was a long shot. There is a wire going from that top diving board to the bottom.  I have never seen a ground plane at the top of a tower like that, interesting.
 
The station is at around 115% modulation and sounds terrible and the FM (located in the same building) has the AM signal about 10dB down on their carrier, totally audible with the music.  I honestly wonder if anyone listens to either of these stations. :)
 
--
This space for rent...


Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Smitty - K9CCO
 

The lightning protection was a long shot. There is a wire going from that top diving board to the bottom.  I have never seen a ground plane at the top of a tower like that, interesting.
 
The station is at around 115% modulation and sounds terrible and the FM (located in the same building) has the AM signal about 10dB down on their carrier, totally audible with the music.  I honestly wonder if anyone listens to either of these stations. :)
 

--

73's

Smitty K9CCO


Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Greg - KO6TH
 

If you look to the immediate right of he tower, I believe there's a wire between the two "diving boards".  Perhaps that thing on top is its ground plane, aimed a reducing the radiation lobe that would otherwise go skyward?

A lightning rod would go vertical, not horizontal.

Greg  KO6TH


Smitty - K9CCO wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

So I did some sleuthing and found what looked like a house at the base.  It looks like a MW antenna 1360AM.  The mystery has been solved.  However the antenna at the top is still a mystery to me as I don’t think the one at the top is medium wave. Is that just lightning protection?

--

73's

Smitty K9CCO



Re: What kind of antenna is this?

Smitty - K9CCO
 
Edited

So I did some sleuthing and found what looked like a house at the base.  It looks like a MW antenna 1360AM.  The mystery has been solved.  However the antenna at the top is still a mystery to me as I don’t think the one at the top is medium wave. Is that just lightning protection?

--

73's

Smitty K9CCO


What kind of antenna is this?

Smitty - K9CCO
 

Hello all from Ridgecrest CA.  I have driven by this tower more times than I can count in the last 20 years.  What kind of antenna is this?

--

73's

Smitty K9CCO


Re: Radio Station locator via Google Earth

Gerry - WA6E
 

This is fascinating.  They even have that 10 watt flamethrower KQRZ up in Hillsboro.

Thanks for sharing.

Gerry
WA6E

On 11/22/2021 9:56 PM, Carl - WF6J wrote:
This was on Facebook from a Milford station. Works well. Select, then click and hear the station (broadcast) wonder if there is a “repeater” version?


73, Carl, WF6J


Radio Station locator via Google Earth

Carl - WF6J
 

This was on Facebook from a Milford station. Works well. Select, then click and hear the station (broadcast) wonder if there is a “repeater” version?


73, Carl, WF6J


[New post] FUNcube-1 (AO73) Celebrating eight years in orbit!

Carl - WF6J
 



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Subject: [New post] FUNcube-1 (AO73) Celebrating eight years in orbit!
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g3vzv posted: " Today marks the eighth birthday of FUNcube-1. Remarkably the tiny spacecraft, launched from Russia on November 21st 2013, continues to work well having travelled more than a billion kilometres in space. During the past couple of months, the spacecraft"
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New post on Welcome to the FUNcube Web Site

FUNcube-1 (AO73) Celebrating eight years in orbit!

by g3vzv

Today marks the eighth birthday of FUNcube-1. Remarkably the tiny spacecraft, launched from Russia on November 21st 2013, continues to work well having travelled more than a billion kilometres in space.

During the past couple of months, the spacecraft’s orbits have been running just along the edge of the terminator. Initially we had  effectively full sun with no eclipses but at the beginning of this month it appears that the solar panels were not receiving enough solar radiation to keep the battery fully charged.  

FUNcube-1 was transmitting continuous high-power telemetry and was therefore consuming maximum power. The screenshot below is from the AMSAT/BATC groundstation at Goonhilly Earth Station. The FUNcube Dashboard shows the rapid decline in the bus voltage from an already below normal 8.0V down to 7.8V. The spacecraft was switched to “safe” mode on the afternoon of November 18th. This reduced to total power consumption by almost 50% and, as can been seen, the spacecraft is again in a happy “power positive” situation.

Although safe mode provides less than 20mW of downlink RF, it is remarkable how many stations are still receiving and decoding the 1k2 BPSK telemetry. This is a good point at which to say a massive thank you to the many many stations around the world who, even after eight years, are continuing to submit their data to the FUNcube Data Warehouse. It really is valuable to the team and has really helped us to understand what is going on up there!

We will continue to monitor the telemetry over the next few weeks and plan to return  FUNcube-1 to nominal autonomous operation, with the transponder on when the spacecraft is in eclipse, as soon as possible.

Interestingly, it appears that we will not be having any more “full sunlight” periods for the foreseeable future., however those that we have experienced have provided some good data on how hot a 1U CubeSat can become in such circumstances!

g3vzv | November 21, 2021 at 11:51 am | Categories: News | URL: https://wp.me/p3TuHs-FN

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Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Earl - K6GPB
 

Congratulations Dennis.  I had fun working this event at home.  Came in second of 28 participants in the 1E category of the Sacramento Valley Section.   Maybe next year we can get two firsts for the Club.
Earl, K6GPB

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, 04:57:38 PM PST, Brian - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:


Congratulations Dennis!!! What an achievement!!! 

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


-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...>
Date: 11/20/21 12:40 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [from W6EK Groups.io] FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X

--
Brian- AI6US


Re: TMP Jumper #wanted

Jef - N5JEF
 

Ron -

I built an adapter using a Taiko Denki plug—probably to a BNC—a couple years ago.  It was only a couple inches long and I used it for aligning the preselector on some Kenwood TKR-750 repeaters.

If you're interested in borrowing it I can probably find it somewhere  in my stuff at work tomorrow.  Let me know and I'll look for it.

- Jef  N5JEF


On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 7:24 AM Ron - KA6AUI <hollandlaw@...> wrote:
Good morning!

I am looking for a jumper cable, preferably RG-174 about 15" to 20" long to connect a TMP plug to an SMA-Male plug.  I have found these on eBay, but the shipping arrival would be mid-December!  Anyone have a spare they could part with?


TMP Jumper #wanted

Ron - KA6AUI
 

Good morning!

I am looking for a jumper cable, preferably RG-174 about 15" to 20" long to connect a TMP plug to an SMA-Male plug.  I have found these on eBay, but the shipping arrival would be mid-December!  Anyone have a spare they could part with?


Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Michele - WH7QC
 

Congratulations Dennis!! That is soooo awesome!!!
73!
Michele/WH7QC and Roy/WH7DH 


On Nov 20, 2021, at 1:39 PM, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:

Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X


Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Brian - AI6US
 

Congratulations Dennis!!! What an achievement!!! 

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


-------- Original message --------
From: Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...>
Date: 11/20/21 12:40 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [from W6EK Groups.io] FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X
--
Brian- AI6US


Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Greg - KO6TH
 

Way to go Dennis!  Time to bronze that key, put the feet (fist?) up, and smile. 

What are you going to go for in your next lifetime?

Greg  KO6TH


Dennis - WU6X wrote:

Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X


Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Stuart - W1SLC
 

Congrats my friend!!  Well deserved!

Stuart Clark, W1SLC

.
Monitored by the NSA. 
 III      🇺🇸

On Nov 20, 2021, at 12:40, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:

Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X


Re: FIELD DAY 2021 Results #fieldday #QST

Gerry - WA6E
 

Nicely done!  Congrats.

On 11/20/2021 12:39 PM, Dennis - WU6X wrote:
Field Day 2021 results are now posted: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdresults.php

Click on "LINE SCORES 2021" to download the PDF to search for your call or other specific results.
Amazingly this year, operating from Alabama in my RV, with just 100w and a halfwave end-fed wire tied to a tree, I achieved TOP SCORE in the 1B category, beating the next nearest operator by just 30 points. This is a lifetime achievement in the hobby for me ... to be first in any National contest.

1B — One Operator Commercial
Sierra Foothills ARC
WU6X / 510 / 2 / 1 / 2,090 / AL

Sierra Foothills ARC finished 17th in the 4A Category under stiff competition. Not bad considering first place score was 18,138 points and 5,229 contacts.
4A  Sierra Foothills ARC
W6EK (+K6ABJ)
897 / 2 / 166 / 4,230 / SV

Score Legend 
Score listings are grouped according to the number of transmitters in simultaneous operation and their entry class.
The listings show club or group name, call sign(s) used, total number of QSOs, number indicating power output used
(5 is less than 5 W, 2 is less than 150 W, 1 is more than 150 W), number of participants, and total score including
bonus points and ARRL Section.

Dennis - WU6X

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