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NHRC Hamswap 8-noon tomorrow, SUnday

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

Don't forget the biggest swap in the Valley is tomorrow from 8am - Noon at Natomas High School's East parking lot. Truxel exit (south) off Interstate 80 just before I5. Talk in on 145.190 - PL 162.2 Hourly prizes and the Big Raffle at 11am don't need to be present to win. Coffee/donuts - Hot Dogs - refreshments. This is the annual fund raiser for the NHRC/K6IS club.

See you there!

73,
Carl, WF6J


Re: USS Iowa (BB-61) information

paul alford <alfordpaul@...>
 

son-of-a gun, i guess i did it right (first time i've done this) thanx.. paul.


From: Jim Piper
To: W6EK@...
Sent: Sat, May 19, 2012 6:40:28 PM
Subject: Re: [W6EK] USS Iowa (BB-61) information

 

roger that...

On 5/19/2012 6:38 PM, paul alford wrote:

 
jim, thnx for the iowa info.  bye the way today,sat.19may approx 1800 hrs, on aub rpt , i made a comment about "packin' for the future" was mainly referring to prepping: basically food , water , and what ever you need. "  take care young man , paul, kb6nyb ....73 watch your 6 .


From: Jim Piper
To: W6EK@...
Cc: George R.
Sent: Sat, May 19, 2012 12:53:01 PM
Subject: Re: [W6EK] USS Iowa (BB-61) information

 

Hi George --

Thanks. Did make a contact on 40. The operator for W6BB was a bit confused with the usage of the antennas aboard Iowa, thinking that the 35-ft whips were receive antennas v. the transmitter antennas that they were (form this old comm ET). He had his radio connecting to both of the whips on the signal bridge. He complained of an S9 noise floor and was having onehelluva time copying anyone. Dennis had a good contact with him, his inverted V getting enuf signal to Richmond to overcome the noise over there.

I had forgotten that it was the Iowa that had one of it's turrets blow up. Most interesting historical read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_turret_explosion

Typical Navy (and military) cluster f*ck getting guys killed!

-- Jim

On 5/17/2012 7:32 AM, George R. wrote:

 

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,

This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.


Re: USS Iowa (BB-61) information

Jim Piper <n6med@...>
 

roger that...

On 5/19/2012 6:38 PM, paul alford wrote:
 
jim, thnx for the iowa info.  bye the way today,sat.19may approx 1800 hrs, on aub rpt , i made a comment about "packin' for the future" was mainly referring to prepping: basically food , water , and what ever you need. "  take care young man , paul, kb6nyb ....73 watch your 6 .


From: Jim Piper
To: W6EK@...
Cc: George R.
Sent: Sat, May 19, 2012 12:53:01 PM
Subject: Re: [W6EK] USS Iowa (BB-61) information

 

Hi George --

Thanks. Did make a contact on 40. The operator for W6BB was a bit confused with the usage of the antennas aboard Iowa, thinking that the 35-ft whips were receive antennas v. the transmitter antennas that they were (form this old comm ET). He had his radio connecting to both of the whips on the signal bridge. He complained of an S9 noise floor and was having onehelluva time copying anyone. Dennis had a good contact with him, his inverted V getting enuf signal to Richmond to overcome the noise over there.

I had forgotten that it was the Iowa that had one of it's turrets blow up. Most interesting historical read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_turret_explosion

Typical Navy (and military) cluster f*ck getting guys killed!

-- Jim

On 5/17/2012 7:32 AM, George R. wrote:

 

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,

This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.


Re: USS Iowa (BB-61) information

paul alford <alfordpaul@...>
 

jim, thnx for the iowa info.  bye the way today,sat.19may approx 1800 hrs, on aub rpt , i made a comment about "packin' for the future" was mainly referring to prepping: basically food , water , and what ever you need. "  take care young man , paul, kb6nyb ....73 watch your 6 .


From: Jim Piper
To: W6EK@...
Cc: George R.
Sent: Sat, May 19, 2012 12:53:01 PM
Subject: Re: [W6EK] USS Iowa (BB-61) information

 

Hi George --

Thanks. Did make a contact on 40. The operator for W6BB was a bit confused with the usage of the antennas aboard Iowa, thinking that the 35-ft whips were receive antennas v. the transmitter antennas that they were (form this old comm ET). He had his radio connecting to both of the whips on the signal bridge. He complained of an S9 noise floor and was having onehelluva time copying anyone. Dennis had a good contact with him, his inverted V getting enuf signal to Richmond to overcome the noise over there.

I had forgotten that it was the Iowa that had one of it's turrets blow up. Most interesting historical read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_turret_explosion

Typical Navy (and military) cluster f*ck getting guys killed!

-- Jim

On 5/17/2012 7:32 AM, George R. wrote:

 

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,

This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.


Re: USS Iowa (BB-61) information

Jim Piper <n6med@...>
 

Hi George --

Thanks. Did make a contact on 40. The operator for W6BB was a bit confused with the usage of the antennas aboard Iowa, thinking that the 35-ft whips were receive antennas v. the transmitter antennas that they were (form this old comm ET). He had his radio connecting to both of the whips on the signal bridge. He complained of an S9 noise floor and was having onehelluva time copying anyone. Dennis had a good contact with him, his inverted V getting enuf signal to Richmond to overcome the noise over there.

I had forgotten that it was the Iowa that had one of it's turrets blow up. Most interesting historical read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_turret_explosion

Typical Navy (and military) cluster f*ck getting guys killed!

-- Jim

On 5/17/2012 7:32 AM, George R. wrote:
 

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,

This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.


[pr:12081] From Dayton Daily News - "Weather Emergencies Help to Fuel Ham Radio Growth"

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

FYI

Begin forwarded message:

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Carl, WF6J




Re: USS Iowa (BB-61) information

Dennis - WU6X
 

Too cool! I think I worked them last year and have a really neat QSL card showing them giving a "broadside" to some poor receipient with the 16-inch guns.

--- In W6EK@..., "George R." <kg6lsb@...> wrote:

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,



This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.



We will have a small contingent of W6BB operators onboard and will be working CW, SSB and PSK modes. Bands will likely be 15/20/40m, others as conditions allow. Date and time, 5/18/2012 from 1300-1930 PDT



If there are W6BB members able to make it the Richmond, CA area who would like to operate onboard, please contact me off list.



For those of you who are able to work us, there will be a special QSL card for this one time W6BB on BB-61 operation.



Please pass the word around.



73!


USS Iowa (BB-61) information

George R. <kg6lsb@...>
 

This is something that might interest some of you former "squids."
George
KG6LSB

Hello W6BB,



This is a last minute heads up… W6BB has been invited to operate aboard the battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.



We will have a small contingent of W6BB operators onboard and will be working CW, SSB and PSK modes. Bands will likely be 15/20/40m, others as conditions allow. Date and time, 5/18/2012 from 1300-1930 PDT



If there are W6BB members able to make it the Richmond, CA area who would like to operate onboard, please contact me off list.



For those of you who are able to work us, there will be a special QSL card for this one time W6BB on BB-61 operation.



Please pass the word around.



73!


Re: Hamsphere

Dennis Palmero
 

Carl wt6j,

Thanks for checking it out, its good to hear the experiences and
opinions of those with more experience than me!

I spent some time playing with it on Saturday, and was pretty
impressed with it. I talked to someone in Ghana, Costa Rica,
Columbia, and the UK, we exchanged QSL cards and had pretty nice
conversation. In my view it is a very realistic simulation with some
'easy mode' buttons that help locate people.

In my time playing with it I've seen numbers stations, CW, broadcast
stations... its quite interesting. I've heard conversations from a
number of people on it that say they've had renewed interest in the
hobby because of Hamsphere.

Someone even ran an emergency test on it (but the admin had to put a
disclaimer that says it is not suitable for a real emergency).

I haven't put in the money for a paid subscription (yet) but I don't
think 20 Euros is too much (especially for year). You get a few
bonuses like a little blog page and such, too. You get free
subscriptions for achieving certain awards (like contacting 50
countries).

In a way its "cheating", but I found it a really good learning tool.

KJ6UBQ


Re: Hamsphere

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

To all,

I have an image of the SDR for Hamsphere. email me and I'll send to you. Later will post it on W6EK Yahoo Group SIte.

When you "join" you get a 7 day free trial with limited features.  Subscription is  20 Euros per year.  Also they show 4 servers all Europe. I have not done a "paid" subscription as yet, so don't know any more about the access.

As far as the operation, excellent job.  You can hardly tell it is "virtual" would be a great experience for the "Want to be a Ham" person and new operators alike.  Also great for folks wanting to try out CW or do not own HF gear.

Carl

On May 14, 2012, at 2:31 PM, Dennis Palmero wrote:

 

Anyone use or heard of Hamsphere?

Its not "real" radio, but its a pretty good shadow of one. People use
their callsigns, exchange QSL cards, use regular HAM terminology --
the works.

Hamsphere and its information is at www.hamsphere.org.

KJ6UBQ



Welcome to HamSphere!

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

Dennis, KJ6UBQ

Interesting, thanks!  I downloaded the software on my Mac, runs well.
Maybe see you on the virtual Hamsphere?

73,
Carl

FYI to everyone:

Begin forwarded message:

From: "HamSphere Admin" <5b4ait@...>
Date: May 14, 2012 5:16:02 PM PDT
Subject: Welcome to HamSphere!
Reply-To: "HamSphere Admin" <5b4ait@...>


Dear Carl, WF6J.

Thank you for registering your callsign with HamSphere - The virtual Ham Radio system.

Download the software here

HamSphere accepts both licensed Ham operators and unlicensed enthusiasts who have the intention of becoming licensed.
Unlicensed enthusiasts on HamSphere have a specific HS callsign based on the international country prefix index.
If you are a licensed Ham operator, we encourage you to guide, help and support the HS users on the system.

On HamSphere we use the Amateur Radio Protocol which means: Always end your transmissions with:
"The callsign of the operator to speak next" followed by "this is" and "your callsign" and "over"


HamSphere is a Ham Radio transceiver with extended functionality such as:


You have been granted a free software trial with access to all bands and all modes.

Welcome to HamSphere.com

73 de Kelly 5B4AIT, Cyprus



Hamsphere

Dennis Palmero
 

Anyone use or heard of Hamsphere?

Its not "real" radio, but its a pretty good shadow of one. People use
their callsigns, exchange QSL cards, use regular HAM terminology --
the works.

Hamsphere and its information is at www.hamsphere.org.

KJ6UBQ


Re: One Happy Camper

Richard <rkuepper@...>
 

Donna,
Congrats and see you Friday night.
Richard WA6RWS


From: donna Naylor
To: W6EK@...
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [W6EK] Re: One Happy Camper

 
Thank you. I already have my vanity signs lined up & waiting for when I receive my call sign. See you Friday night.
Donna
On May 7, 2012 5:39 AM, "Bob - K6UDA" <whpmotorsports@...> wrote:
 
Congratulations Donna, it's not every day a new ham owns better gear than most of the old timers.

--- In W6EK@..., wf6j wrote:
>
> If you have not been to our website in the past days, you missed the
> photo of a very happy Donna Naylor who is now a real HAM! Hopefully
> we'll know her callsign by Friday's meeting. Bet she will tear up the
> bands on Field Day ;)
>
> See y'all there Friday
>




Re: One Happy Camper

donna Naylor <corvettequeen@...>
 

Thank you. I already have my vanity signs lined up & waiting for when I receive my call sign. See you Friday night.
Donna

On May 7, 2012 5:39 AM, "Bob - K6UDA" <whpmotorsports@...> wrote:
 

Congratulations Donna, it's not every day a new ham owns better gear than most of the old timers.

--- In W6EK@..., wf6j wrote:
>
> If you have not been to our website in the past days, you missed the
> photo of a very happy Donna Naylor who is now a real HAM! Hopefully
> we'll know her callsign by Friday's meeting. Bet she will tear up the
> bands on Field Day ;)
>
> See y'all there Friday
>


Re: Comment/ ads place / "board"

Bob Naylor <wotbob01@...>
 

Too many places to buy and sell ham gear as it is.
Bob  WE6C


--- On Sun, 5/6/12, wf6j wrote:

From: wf6j <wf6J@...>
Subject: [W6EK] Fwd: Comment/ ads place / "board"
To: "W6EK Yahoo Group"
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 8:10 PM



TEah!  Let's see who's really o;ut there and who wants to try it.  You're right can always change it.

Thanks for the input.
Carl

Begin forwarded message:

From: Richard <rkuepper@...>
Date: May 6, 2012 7:52:09 PM PDT
To: wf6j <wf6j@...>
Subject: Re: Comment/ ads place / "board"
Reply-To: Richard <rkuepper@...>

Let's open to all on bulletin board.  If it gets too big, then we could switch to Yahoo group.
Richard


From: wf6j <wf6j@...>
To:
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2012 5:45 PM
Subject: Comment/ ads place / "board"

I've asked this before: on the new site anyone against having a "bulletin board" type page where folks can list things for sale, post comments or visitors can make comments.  Also can be used for asking questions/getting answers.

OR should we leave that to the SFARC Yahoo Group.  That requires visitors, etc. to join the group to participate in that.

Comments?

73,
Carl, WF6J
wf6j@...









Re: One Happy Camper

Bob - K6UDA <whpmotorsports@...>
 

Congratulations Donna, it's not every day a new ham owns better gear than most of the old timers.

--- In W6EK@..., wf6j <wf6J@...> wrote:

If you have not been to our website in the past days, you missed the
photo of a very happy Donna Naylor who is now a real HAM! Hopefully
we'll know her callsign by Friday's meeting. Bet she will tear up the
bands on Field Day ;)

See y'all there Friday


Re: One Happy Camper

donna Naylor <corvettequeen@...>
 

Thank you Carl.

On May 6, 2012 8:14 PM, "wf6j" <wf6J@...> wrote:
 

If you have not been to our website in the past days, you missed the
photo of a very happy Donna Naylor who is now a real HAM! Hopefully
we'll know her callsign by Friday's meeting. Bet she will tear up the
bands on Field Day ;)

See y'all there Friday


One Happy Camper

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

If you have not been to our website in the past days, you missed the photo of a very happy Donna Naylor who is now a real HAM! Hopefully we'll know her callsign by Friday's meeting. Bet she will tear up the bands on Field Day ;)

See y'all there Friday


Comment/ ads place / "board"

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

TEah!  Let's see who's really o;ut there and who wants to try it.  You're right can always change it.

Thanks for the input.
Carl

Begin forwarded message:

From: Richard <rkuepper@...>
Date: May 6, 2012 7:52:09 PM PDT
To: wf6j <wf6j@...>
Subject: Re: Comment/ ads place / "board"
Reply-To: Richard <rkuepper@...>

Let's open to all on bulletin board.  If it gets too big, then we could switch to Yahoo group.
Richard


From: wf6j <wf6j@...>
To:
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2012 5:45 PM
Subject: Comment/ ads place / "board"

I've asked this before: on the new site anyone against having a "bulletin board" type page where folks can list things for sale, post comments or visitors can make comments.  Also can be used for asking questions/getting answers.

OR should we leave that to the SFARC Yahoo Group.  That requires visitors, etc. to join the group to participate in that.

Comments?

73,
Carl, WF6J
wf6j@...







caught sending message without my glasses on ;)

wf6j <wf6J@...>
 

Correction: NHRC's Hamswap is Sunday May 20th at the Natomas High School's East parking lot. The high school is located just south of I80 on Truxel Road. Go south on Truxel, LEFT onto San Juan, then LEFT again onto Fong Ranch Road. Swap is on your left.

Activities page has a link to their flyer. sellers set-up at 7am, buyers from 8am. Drawings hourly, big Prize drawing at 11am. Swap over by noon. Food/drink, free parking... lots of fun and plenty of Ham Gear.

It's the Big Swap in the valley and this is the 37th year NHRC has put this on.

73,
Carl, WF6J