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Re: CW Trainers Ultra PicoKeyer Built.

John Beatty
 

Thanks Tim, those look great.


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Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:20:33 PM
To: main@bcares.groups.io <main@bcares.groups.io>; Central Missouri Radio Association <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] CW Trainers Ultra PicoKeyer Built.
 
Gang:

Sorry for the doubling up on this message, for those of us who are members of both organizations, but here goes:

I have appreciated the efforts made by Jim Whitehill, Myron Kern, John Beatty, and Roy Parker as they have tried to mentor and train any of us interested in learning CW.

As we have met over the past few months at HyVee, I have been looking for a CW trainer that I could plug my Iambic keyer into, to practice with a group, or plug in

earbuds and practice by myself.  Ralph Howard and Roy have been a big help, passing me articles and websites for various trainers.  If anyone else is interested in

purchasing a CW Trainer, let me know.  What I found was an Ultra PicoKeyer.  ( http://www.hamgadgets.com/ )

Thousands of kits have been sold around the world, for over ten years, and it appears to be American made.  To start things off, I purchased 5 units.  I will bring them to Hy Vee for

show and tell, when I get them.  So, Jim, Myron, Roy, and John, don't give up on us and keep encouraging us as we struggle to learn CW.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon



Re: CW Trainers Ultra PicoKeyer Built.

Tim Spurgeon
 

Gang:

Sorry for the doubling up on this message, for those of us who are members of both organizations, but here goes:

I have appreciated the efforts made by Jim Whitehill, Myron Kern, John Beatty, and Roy Parker as they have tried to mentor and train any of us interested in learning CW.

As we have met over the past few months at HyVee, I have been looking for a CW trainer that I could plug my Iambic keyer into, to practice with a group, or plug in

earbuds and practice by myself. Ralph Howard and Roy have been a big help, passing me articles and websites for various trainers. If anyone else is interested in

purchasing a CW Trainer, let me know. What I found was an Ultra PicoKeyer. ( http://www.hamgadgets.com/ )

Thousands of kits have been sold around the world, for over ten years, and it appears to be American made. To start things off, I purchased 5 units. I will bring them to Hy Vee for

show and tell, when I get them. So, Jim, Myron, Roy, and John, don't give up on us and keep encouraging us as we struggle to learn CW.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon

Re: Tuesday VE Testing Oops

Jon Cole
 

Jonathan,

I will bring the box into the office tomorrow morning about 8:30. Text me any time after that or pick it up Monday or Tuesday. 

Jon Cole
573-864-4551

On Sep 12, 2019, at 3:45 PM, Big Jon via Groups.Io <ad0ze@...> wrote:

 

Jon,

 

I can do the testing for Tuesday.

 

I can stop by your office and pick up the box when it is convenient for you.

 

73,

 

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Subject: [CMRA] Tuesday VE Testing Oops

 

 

Hello all,

 

I just realized that I am double booked for Tuesday night and I was hoping that one of the other VEs would be willing to take over running the session. If so, let me know and I will coordinate getting the box to you.

 

Thanks.

 

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

VE Liaison

 

 

Re: Tuesday VE Testing Oops

Big Jon
 

 

Jon,

 

I can do the testing for Tuesday.

 

I can stop by your office and pick up the box when it is convenient for you.

 

73,

 

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From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Cole via Groups.Io
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Subject: [CMRA] Tuesday VE Testing Oops

 

 

Hello all,

 

I just realized that I am double booked for Tuesday night and I was hoping that one of the other VEs would be willing to take over running the session. If so, let me know and I will coordinate getting the box to you.

 

Thanks.

 

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

VE Liaison

 

 

Tuesday VE Testing Oops

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

I just realized that I am double booked for Tuesday night and I was hoping that one of the other VEs would be willing to take over running the session. If so, let me know and I will coordinate getting the box to you.

Thanks.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison

Re: Question

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

I had a similar product (not this brand/model) and it charged once, then died dead after sitting 6 months and never would hold a charge after that.  I believe it was also from horrible freight.

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Gary D Vaught

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” 

Enough is enough. There is no need to be living a life that you hate anymore. Nobody is going to get you the life that you want, it is up to you to work for it and achieve it. It is time to start living the life that you see every time you close your eyes. – Henry James



On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:29 PM kc0pah <kc0pah@...> wrote:
I have had three similar units (also lead acid not Ni-CAD or Lithium-Ion) They work well when charged initially but do not hold a charge nearly as well or as long as one would like. 
I have heard the more expensive Lithium-Ion packs hold a charge better and last longer, but cost double that or more.
I even put a 12v feed to a lead acid jump kit I had in the back of the Range Rover and that one died after less than a year and a half.
YMMV

Mike KC0PAH

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:13 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:
Has anyone used one of these before?  It looks like a nice universal tool that could serve many tasks as part of a go kit.  Not really sure HbrFr is the best place to buy one but seeing it got me to thinking as a "nice to have" for the go bag.  Any thoughts?  
Thanks,
Paul KE0IKG





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Re: Question

kc0pah
 

I have had three similar units (also lead acid not Ni-CAD or Lithium-Ion) They work well when charged initially but do not hold a charge nearly as well or as long as one would like. 
I have heard the more expensive Lithium-Ion packs hold a charge better and last longer, but cost double that or more.
I even put a 12v feed to a lead acid jump kit I had in the back of the Range Rover and that one died after less than a year and a half.
YMMV

Mike KC0PAH

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:13 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:
Has anyone used one of these before?  It looks like a nice universal tool that could serve many tasks as part of a go kit.  Not really sure HbrFr is the best place to buy one but seeing it got me to thinking as a "nice to have" for the go bag.  Any thoughts?  
Thanks,
Paul KE0IKG





Question

paul watt
 

Has anyone used one of these before?  It looks like a nice universal tool that could serve many tasks as part of a go kit.  Not really sure HbrFr is the best place to buy one but seeing it got me to thinking as a "nice to have" for the go bag.  Any thoughts?  
Thanks,
Paul KE0IKG

https://www.harborfreight.com/5-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62747.html


Re: SET 2019

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Thanks, Alex. 
Bill

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM Alex Gray <ke0cxc@...> wrote:
Bill, I would like to participate. 

Alex Gray
W0RAG


On Sep 8, 2019, at 10:14 PM, Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,
SET 2019 will be coming up faster than we expect.  November 9, 2019. I have the following  folks on my list to support our exercise this year. Would like to have more. If you have told me that you want to participate and your call is not on the list, please advise. If you want to participate please respond to this email and I will get you on the list. 

K0ATS
WS6BGN
W0TES
NO0I
K0PHP
KC0YNS
KC0LYA
N0OFJ
ACOMP
WH6EB
W0ZH
KE0FFP

If you don't know what SET is, and missed my earlier posts about it, give me a note off the list, and I will try to get you the information.

This will be the last email to the whole group about SET. The rest of the communications and organization emails will go only to those who have "signed-up", just to keep the "junk" mail down.
Thanks, 73,

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Re: SET 2019

Alex Gray
 

Bill, I would like to participate. 

Alex Gray
W0RAG


On Sep 8, 2019, at 10:14 PM, Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,
SET 2019 will be coming up faster than we expect.  November 9, 2019. I have the following  folks on my list to support our exercise this year. Would like to have more. If you have told me that you want to participate and your call is not on the list, please advise. If you want to participate please respond to this email and I will get you on the list. 

K0ATS
WS6BGN
W0TES
NO0I
K0PHP
KC0YNS
KC0LYA
N0OFJ
ACOMP
WH6EB
W0ZH
KE0FFP

If you don't know what SET is, and missed my earlier posts about it, give me a note off the list, and I will try to get you the information.

This will be the last email to the whole group about SET. The rest of the communications and organization emails will go only to those who have "signed-up", just to keep the "junk" mail down.
Thanks, 73,

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SET 2019

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
SET 2019 will be coming up faster than we expect.  November 9, 2019. I have the following  folks on my list to support our exercise this year. Would like to have more. If you have told me that you want to participate and your call is not on the list, please advise. If you want to participate please respond to this email and I will get you on the list. 

K0ATS
WS6BGN
W0TES
NO0I
K0PHP
KC0YNS
KC0LYA
N0OFJ
ACOMP
WH6EB
W0ZH
KE0FFP

If you don't know what SET is, and missed my earlier posts about it, give me a note off the list, and I will try to get you the information.

This will be the last email to the whole group about SET. The rest of the communications and organization emails will go only to those who have "signed-up", just to keep the "junk" mail down.
Thanks, 73,

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ARRL NTS Instructor Guide (As Promised)

Chris Swisher
 

Attached is the instructors guide I am using on the "after net" training on Wednesdays. Hopefully you can read along and use this as a handy reference later.

See you next Wednesday! '73 de K0PHP

Re: Radio Propagation

paul watt
 

Yes thanks Chris. I figured it would have an affect, I saw the article and wanted to share it with the group. 

On Aug 31, 2019 18:53, Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
It had an interesting effect on the MO Traffic net on 3.963. Almost no reception in-state but excellent reception on KY and AR stations at my QTH.

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 6:50 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:
This could have some interesting effects on radio propagation this weekend.


Re: Radio Propagation

Chris Swisher
 

It had an interesting effect on the MO Traffic net on 3.963. Almost no reception in-state but excellent reception on KY and AR stations at my QTH.


On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 6:50 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:
This could have some interesting effects on radio propagation this weekend.

Radio Propagation

paul watt
 

This could have some interesting effects on radio propagation this weekend.

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g1-watch-31-aug-g2-watch-1-sep-2019-utc-days

Ham Radio Repeters around Missouri

Cody
 


So I was looking at radio repeater book online, an then w0keh out of KC sent me the head radio page for Missouri. I sent a message to the person who runs the Missouri side because he had done a wonderful job on Missouri reperers, locations an the whole 9 yards, except let you know on the other pages it was this or that kind of repeater. What i mean is their no indication that it was a SKYWARN repeater. So for people like me that travel all over Missouri. Mostly to KC and STL, it be nice to try to hit other repeters where you might be going throught. But it be nice if they indicate the club repeters or if it is a SKYWARN repeater. Because then you know how to better use it. I try not to use SKYWARN unless I have to. Rather use a normal club repeater. But kind of cool seeing what's all just in Missouri or over the border states of Missouri for contacts. Just my thoughts as I learn more an see the locations of different repeaters as I may travel an find one day to use them. 
73
Cody Garrett
KE0SWO


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August Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

The minutes for the August CMRA meeting are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on August for 2019 to view or save.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Get your DMR ID - Guide

John Beatty
 

 Bridgecomm has posted an updated guide to obtaining a DMR ID.  It's very helpful.  Here's the link...

https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/blogs/bridgecom-tx-rx-blog/how-to-get-your-dmr-id

John - NO0I

Re: Link for ham test

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Thanks, Corey!

Additional resource that I've used in the past:

But I have to say that hamstudy.org was probably the most helpful for me in getting from wannabe to general in just a few months.

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Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:56 PM Corey via Groups.Io <kc0yns=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Apologies for not sending the link.    hamstudy.org
Pay attention to the tips for taking the practice test....       73. Corey

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Link for ham test

Corey
 


Apologies for not sending the link.    hamstudy.org
Pay attention to the tips for taking the practice test....       73. Corey

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