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Event: SFARC Net - 06/23/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When:
06/23/2022
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: TAC Frequencies

Bruce - K6BAA
 

Here is the Placer ARES plan:

Placer County ARES Frequencies

TAC 1                                     146.430

TAC 2                                     146.490

TAC 3                                     146.505

TAC 4                                     145.550

TAC 5                                     146.570

TAC 6                                     441.000

TAC 7                                     446.500




Re: TAC Frequencies

Bruce - K6BAA
 

This is what is on file:



On 6/21/2022 1:50 PM, Bruce - K6BAA wrote:
Just curious, 

Does the club now use Placer ARES TAC frequencies or has the club dropped its old TAC frequency plan? I remember the old club TAC 1 as 147.57. There was a reason to keep them separate but I cannot remember why.

Bruce-K6BAA


TAC Frequencies

Bruce - K6BAA
 

Just curious, 

Does the club now use Placer ARES TAC frequencies or has the club dropped its old TAC frequency plan? I remember the old club TAC 1 as 147.57. There was a reason to keep them separate but I cannot remember why.

Bruce-K6BAA


Re: We have another NEW HAM

David - N6OJJ
 

Congratulations, Justin.

73,
Dave McBrayer N6OJJ
Auburn, CA



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Dave McBrayer  N6OJJ
Auburn, CA


We have another NEW HAM

Orion - AI6JB
 

Everyone,

Please help me congratulate Justin Farwell on passing his Technician exam.  Way to go Justin!!

Justin is now the 5th student in our most recent Technician class to pass his test.

Congratulations Justin!  Well done!!

73
Orion, AI6JB


Reverse Beacon Network Moved #QST

Dennis - WU6X
 

The Reverse Beacon Network has moved to a brand new site, replacing previous sites and the "beta". A full explanation of the new features of the site is available online now under "About/Guide" dropdown menu. The old, and new RBN, provides excellent filters for showing different bands or modes. And, it's a great tool to see just how far you are getting out on HF. Only for CW, you can create a quick MACRO to send "TES TEST TEST de YourCall YourCall YourCall TEST" to utilize the network.  

 https://reversebeacon.net

Dennis - WU6X


EXTRA! EXTRA! We have new hams!

Orion - AI6JB
 

Good Morning Everyone!

I have some phenominal news!  We have several new Hams from our recent Technician Class.

First we have Haven, KN6URM, who passed his test on Wednesday.  Haven is Rob's, KM6YKX, neighbor and we have him to thank for encouraging Haven to get his license.  Congrats Haven!!

Next congratulations goes to Steve Kinne who passed his test on Thursday.  No callsign listed yet, but we'll keep checking.  Congrat Steve!!

And today, Mike Turner, passed his Technician test at the Carmichael Elks Lodge claiming a perfect score.  Way to go Mike!!

Congratulations to all and Phil, all the other instructors, and I look forward to hearing you on the air!!

73
Orion, AI6JB


Radio Support for Western States video up on YouTube

Greg - KO6TH
 

Hi folks,

The second video from last week's General Meeting is up on the club's YouTube channel.  If you missed Joe's excellent presentation, or just want to relive the event, head to YouTube for the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afn_dAPZa-s

Enjoy!

Greg  KO6TH


Now: SFARC Net - 06/16/2022 #cal-notice

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SFARC Net

When:
06/16/2022
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!


Field Day Plans video up on YouTube

Greg - KO6TH
 

Hi folks,

For the quickly approaching Field Day gathering, here is the planning team's overview of operations and logistics from last Friday's General Meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU9iOPXi3dw

Enjoy!

Greg  KO6TH


Re: Passive Sound Director

Rob - KM6YKX
 

It reminds me of the Hollywood Bowl!

I thought about cutting off the top (or not) of a 4" pvc 90 degree elbow to use as a director.

$4.67 at the orange store

My camper rig is an IC 706 with a LDG auto tuner. I set it up so that when deployed, the autotuner is on top but tilted up at a 45 so it becomes a director for the top firing radio speaker. 

That 3d printed one looks pretty nice and refined though...

73,
Rob


Re: Passive Sound Director

Mark - W2MWK
 
Edited

Very cool would work great on my 991a

Mark W2MWK


On Jun 15, 2022, at 3:21 PM, Brian - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:



Picked up two magnetic passive sound directors on Ebay. Used them last weekend on the VHF contest and it was amazing how much these 3d printed director shells improved the audio! The audio is directed towards the operator instead of into space or the ceiling. The units are 3D printed and the three securing magnets are recessed. Don't think the shell will scratch the radio, but thinking of placing three felt pads over the magnets to protect the transceiver from the director if it is slid around on a dusty surface.

Cost is approx. $19 including shipping (2 for $30).
www.ebay.com/itm/154960123576

Bought one each for the IC-7300 and IC-9700 radios, but they would work well on most top firing speaker. Approximately 3" wide, 2" deep and 2" tall. Working outdoors I found the audio level could be reduced and the vocal range was sharper and less muddy to my ear. Will be bringing them to Field Day. Check them out!

Maybe the 3D files are available for DIY?

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Brian- AI6US


Re: Passive Sound Director

Greydon - KC6SLE
 
Edited

Cool! I like.

Greydon - KC6SLE


On Jun 15, 2022, at 3:21 PM, Brian - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:



Picked up two magnetic passive sound directors on Ebay. Used them last weekend on the VHF contest and it was amazing how much these 3d printed director shells improved the audio! The audio is directed towards the operator instead of into space or the ceiling. The units are 3D printed and the three securing magnets are recessed. Don't think the shell will scratch the radio, but thinking of placing three felt pads over the magnets to protect the transceiver from the director if it is slid around on a dusty surface.

Cost is approx. $19 including shipping (2 for $30).
www.ebay.com/itm/154960123576

Bought one each for the IC-7300 and IC-9700 radios, but they would work well on most top firing speaker. Approximately 3" wide, 2" deep and 2" tall. Working outdoors I found the audio level could be reduced and the vocal range was sharper and less muddy to my ear. Will be bringing them to Field Day. Check them out!

Maybe the 3D files are available for DIY?

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Brian- AI6US


Re: Passive Sound Director

Greg - KO6TH
 
Edited

I did a quick look for a 3D (STL) file, but didn't find one.  So, at least it appears that the vendor isn't "borrowing" someone else's work.  Lots of folks seem to have the same idea, but for a cell phone.  They look positively 1920's.

It shouldn't be too hard to replicate, however.  But first, the camera clip...  Did you have a chance to measure the pipe?

Greg  KO6TH


Brian - AI6US wrote:



Picked up two magnetic passive sound directors on Ebay. Used them last weekend on the VHF contest and it was amazing how much these 3d printed director shells improved the audio! The audio is directed towards the operator instead of into space or the ceiling. The units are 3D printed and the three securing magnets are recessed. Don't think the shell will scratch the radio, but thinking of placing three felt pads over the magnets to protect the transceiver from the director if it is slid around on a dusty surface.

Cost is approx. $19 including shipping (2 for $30).
www.ebay.com/itm/154960123576

Bought one each for the IC-7300 and IC-9700 radios, but they would work well on most top firing speaker. Approximately 3" wide, 2" deep and 2" tall. Working outdoors I found the audio level could be reduced and the vocal range was sharper and less muddy to my ear. Will be bringing them to Field Day. Check them out!

Maybe the 3D files are available for DIY?

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Brian- AI6US


Passive Sound Director

Brian - AI6US
 



Picked up two magnetic passive sound directors on Ebay. Used them last weekend on the VHF contest and it was amazing how much these 3d printed director shells improved the audio! The audio is directed towards the operator instead of into space or the ceiling. The units are 3D printed and the three securing magnets are recessed. Don't think the shell will scratch the radio, but thinking of placing three felt pads over the magnets to protect the transceiver from the director if it is slid around on a dusty surface.

Cost is approx. $19 including shipping (2 for $30).
www.ebay.com/itm/154960123576

Bought one each for the IC-7300 and IC-9700 radios, but they would work well on most top firing speaker. Approximately 3" wide, 2" deep and 2" tall. Working outdoors I found the audio level could be reduced and the vocal range was sharper and less muddy to my ear. Will be bringing them to Field Day. Check them out!

Maybe the 3D files are available for DIY?

--
Brian- AI6US


Event: Elmer Net - 06/15/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Elmer Net

When:
06/15/2022
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.30 - pl162.2

Organizer: Carl - WF6J

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Description:

The Elmer Net meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 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 - 06/16/2022 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When:
06/16/2022
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-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: Communications Speaker

Smitty - WB1G
 

Thanks for the replies and texts.  Got everything squared away.

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73's

Smitty WB1G


Re: Clear Node Rasberry P4 available online

Smitty - WB1G
 

Gerry,

It sounds like better cooling and more CPU.  Likely way more CPU than ever needed given the 3B+ typically averages under 10%.  Given the hardware situation with Raspberry Pi’s, good to see they have another platform to deploy on.

In the Clear Repeater option, I could see some huge value when paired with a repeater but as a stand-alone node Gerry, to answer your question, really not much is gained.

Smitty (WB1G)



On Jun 14, 2022 at 9:08 AM, <Gerry - WA6E> wrote:

Ray-

So what does the newer ClearNode do that your previous version did not?

Gerry
WA6E

On 6/14/2022 6:26 AM, Ray - KF6OJE wrote:
For those who have been waiting to purchase the new Clear Node, it is available as of right now. I have the older version from 2 years ago and will continue to use. Ordered the new model with P4 to use with 2nd Allstar & Digital outbounds on home wi-fi. Or for travelling. Could not resist making my purchase this morning. Like buying a new truck and deciding not to trade-in but keep the older one that also works. Just a FYI as they will sell quick. 73, KF6OJE


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73's

Smitty WB1G

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