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"QSO Today" blog/podcast site

John Beatty
 

Here is an interesting site to bookmark.  Lot's of good information about a variety of ham radio topics.  Much of subject matter is in-depth.   Hope you like it. 
https://www.qsotoday.com/

John - NO0I


Re: Boy Scouts

Neumeyer, Gayla M.
 

FYI:  MU is hosting a Merit Badge University Day on September 29.  Amateur Radio is one of the badges offered. 

http://www.bsa-grc.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2372334&orgkey=651&returnurl=/app/calendar/month/651/2018-09-01,2018-10-07/-1/0/

 

 

From: <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of "dkdbdavenport@..." <dkdbdavenport@...>
Reply-To: "main@CMRA.groups.io" <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:07 PM
To: "main@CMRA.groups.io" <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: [CMRA] Boy Scouts

 

A friend of mine has a son in Boy Scouts.  I asked him if they would be interested in learning about amateur radio.

They have an interest.  I am a new ham and don't feel comfortable talking to them about the hobby myself. Would anyone (or more) be willing to attend one of their meetings with me to see if we can generate some interest.

Their next meeting is 7pm on 10/25 at Christian Fellowship Church.  The meeting is 90 min long but we wouldn't need to use all the time.

Any volunteers?  I can take those interest to lunch or dinner to discuss.

Thanks,
Dave Davenport
KE0OHV


Re: Boy Scouts

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Dave,
You can meet a number of us for lunch at HyVee on Conley Rd. about 11 or so tomorrow.  I'm sure you'll find some interest.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 7:40 PM <dkdbdavenport@...> wrote:
A friend of mine has a son in Boy Scouts.  I asked him if they would be interested in learning about amateur radio.

They have an interest.  I am a new ham and don't feel comfortable talking to them about the hobby myself. Would anyone (or more) be willing to attend one of their meetings with me to see if we can generate some interest.

Their next meeting is 7pm on 10/25 at Christian Fellowship Church.  The meeting is 90 min long but we wouldn't need to use all the time.

Any volunteers?  I can take those interest to lunch or dinner to discuss.

Thanks,
Dave Davenport
KE0OHV


Boy Scouts

Dave Davenport
 

A friend of mine has a son in Boy Scouts.  I asked him if they would be interested in learning about amateur radio.

They have an interest.  I am a new ham and don't feel comfortable talking to them about the hobby myself. Would anyone (or more) be willing to attend one of their meetings with me to see if we can generate some interest.

Their next meeting is 7pm on 10/25 at Christian Fellowship Church.  The meeting is 90 min long but we wouldn't need to use all the time.

Any volunteers?  I can take those interest to lunch or dinner to discuss.

Thanks,
Dave Davenport
KE0OHV


Re: Digital Calipers

John Beatty
 

Thanks Ralph. 

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 10:43 PM Ralph Howard <wd6bgn@...> wrote:
I have a dial unit.  Works for rifle cartridges.

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN
ARRL EC Howard
Sent from LG Pad.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of John Beatty <jebeatty@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:19:21 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] Digital Calipers
 
Does anyone have a digital caliper to help measure my HT dimensions?  I can bring my HT to the club meeting on Tuesday or meet at the Wednesday lunch at HyVee.  
Thanks, 
John - NO0I

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Re: Digital Calipers

Ralph Howard
 

I have a dial unit.  Works for rifle cartridges.

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN
ARRL EC Howard
Sent from LG Pad.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of John Beatty <jebeatty@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:19:21 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] Digital Calipers
 
Does anyone have a digital caliper to help measure my HT dimensions?  I can bring my HT to the club meeting on Tuesday or meet at the Wednesday lunch at HyVee.  
Thanks, 
John - NO0I


Digital Calipers

John Beatty
 

Does anyone have a digital caliper to help measure my HT dimensions?  I can bring my HT to the club meeting on Tuesday or meet at the Wednesday lunch at HyVee.  
Thanks, 
John - NO0I


Amateur Radio Parity Act

John Beatty
 

Quick update:  I saw a news blurb stating HR 5515 was “silently removed” from the Defense bill this week.  I also saw the Northern Florida hams positing about it today.  Nothing found at ARRL.org this morning but I’m sure they will post something when they verify everything.  
John -NO0I
Sorry, I double posted to BCARES as well. 


Re: NVIS antenna.

Ralph Howard
 

Duel band hf.
Tim, one way is to use a trap dipole.  Done right, no tuner required.  In a low flat top design a balun may not be required.  Feed with 50 ohm coax.  Design for traps and all in most antenna books.
Btw, I still have my traps from my novice days.   I was going to make a field antenna out of it.  It should fit on a wire winder for transport. 

73

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN
ARRL EC Howard
Sent from LG Pad.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...>
Sent: Friday, September 7, 2018 7:57:59 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] NVIS antenna.
 
Corey,

Thanks for providing NVIS plans.  I brought two antenna pole builds to BCARES meeting (this past Tuesday) similar to the plans in this article, however, I also tweaked the plans to make them a bit stronger, torsionally.

I am close to beginning testing on several things as follows:

1) Optimizing antenna for 80m and 40m, for example does one have to use induction coils to "tune" both antennas for 80m and 40m, or will an antenna tuner suffice.  It would be a lot less trouble to use an antenna tuner, but require buying and hauling around a lot more equipment.
2) Which wiring is best for connecting antenna to radio; 450 Ohm ladder line, or coax cable.  The 4 - PVC 15 ft NVIS antenna poles that I have build, can use either ladder line or coax, depending which is best.
3) What is the practical range of this antenna?  Can it be used as a "go to" antenna for BCARES across the state?  After setting up my first prototype for this antenna, within 30 minutes I had made two contacts; Springfield, Missouri, and near Fayetteville, Arkansas.  My purpose for building four identical NVIS antennas is to get help from three other HAMs, spread out across the state, and see how well this antenna works across the state.  It would be wonderful to find an antenna design that is easily packed in a car, transportable, and setup for emergency use.  Ohio ARES appears to use this antenna for this very purpose, so I am willing to give it a try and see how it stacks up.
4) I discovered that five-foot sections of PVC pipe will not fit in my Honda Accord trunk; it will fit in the car, and in a pinch I can make sure it gets where it needs to be during an emergency.  It would be better, however, if it could fit in the car trunk.  So, I will also test some PVC antenna poles build from four - four foot sections (16 ft total length, instead of 15 ft total length).  But I hate that this wastes two feet of each ten foot sections of PVC pipe.  According to articles on NVIS antennas, 10 ft to 15 ft is the sweet spot for antenna height.

So, the adventure continues!

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES




Re: NVIS antenna.

Tim Spurgeon
 

Corey,

Thanks for providing NVIS plans. I brought two antenna pole builds to BCARES meeting (this past Tuesday) similar to the plans in this article, however, I also tweaked the plans to make them a bit stronger, torsionally.

I am close to beginning testing on several things as follows:

1) Optimizing antenna for 80m and 40m, for example does one have to use induction coils to "tune" both antennas for 80m and 40m, or will an antenna tuner suffice. It would be a lot less trouble to use an antenna tuner, but require buying and hauling around a lot more equipment.
2) Which wiring is best for connecting antenna to radio; 450 Ohm ladder line, or coax cable. The 4 - PVC 15 ft NVIS antenna poles that I have build, can use either ladder line or coax, depending which is best.
3) What is the practical range of this antenna? Can it be used as a "go to" antenna for BCARES across the state? After setting up my first prototype for this antenna, within 30 minutes I had made two contacts; Springfield, Missouri, and near Fayetteville, Arkansas. My purpose for building four identical NVIS antennas is to get help from three other HAMs, spread out across the state, and see how well this antenna works across the state. It would be wonderful to find an antenna design that is easily packed in a car, transportable, and setup for emergency use. Ohio ARES appears to use this antenna for this very purpose, so I am willing to give it a try and see how it stacks up.
4) I discovered that five-foot sections of PVC pipe will not fit in my Honda Accord trunk; it will fit in the car, and in a pinch I can make sure it gets where it needs to be during an emergency. It would be better, however, if it could fit in the car trunk. So, I will also test some PVC antenna poles build from four - four foot sections (16 ft total length, instead of 15 ft total length). But I hate that this wastes two feet of each ten foot sections of PVC pipe. According to articles on NVIS antennas, 10 ft to 15 ft is the sweet spot for antenna height.

So, the adventure continues!

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES


Fw: [LarrysList] How To Update The Firmware Of The AnyTone AT-D868UV

Corey
 






Begin forwarded message:


On Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7:10 AM, Larry Staples <w0aibw0eao@...> wrote:

Our very own Chuck Kraly, K0XM, live!

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Antenna

Corey
 

This Antenna design has been around before, Just saw it on a different reflector & thought I’d pass it along.

http://www.marc.on.ca/marc/ares/documents/NVIS_2040-80_20antenna.pdf




73 KC0YNS Corey Mesenbrink
DTS. Digital Traffic System
Missouri Traffic Net 3.963
AssIstant EC for Boone County


Re: DMR Codeplug Question

AD0UK
 

Thanks Fred will try this out!!

Brian



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Don - KM0R <don228@...>
Date: 9/6/18 21:32 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] DMR Codeplug Question

Thanks Fred!  Brian asked me at the meeting Tuesday and I couldn’t remember off hand how to do it.

 

Don – KM0R

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Dittrich
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 09:16
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] DMR Codeplug Question

 

Brian

Inside http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/ towards the bottom you will find:

The program supports the AnyTone AT-D868UV. IMPORTANT: For use with AnyTone CPS 1.26 and later, use the CPS Tool->Export Data Conversion File command to produce a DCF file readable by Contact Manager.

If I remember correctly this is the trick.

73

Fred



At 09:01 AM 9/6/2018, you wrote:

I have had issue with getting the codeplug to go back into the Contact Manager software after it has been utilized in the Anytone Software - I have heard there is a way to export the codeplug so that contact manager can see it again after - to allow for changes.  Can anyone enlighten me how to do this so that I can modify my codeplug?


Thanks and 73,


Brian
AD0UK


Re: DMR Codeplug Question

Don - KM0R
 

Thanks Fred!  Brian asked me at the meeting Tuesday and I couldn’t remember off hand how to do it.

 

Don – KM0R

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Dittrich
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 09:16
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] DMR Codeplug Question

 

Brian

Inside http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/ towards the bottom you will find:

The program supports the AnyTone AT-D868UV. IMPORTANT: For use with AnyTone CPS 1.26 and later, use the CPS Tool->Export Data Conversion File command to produce a DCF file readable by Contact Manager.

If I remember correctly this is the trick.

73

Fred



At 09:01 AM 9/6/2018, you wrote:

I have had issue with getting the codeplug to go back into the Contact Manager software after it has been utilized in the Anytone Software - I have heard there is a way to export the codeplug so that contact manager can see it again after - to allow for changes.  Can anyone enlighten me how to do this so that I can modify my codeplug?


Thanks and 73,


Brian
AD0UK


Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

paul watt
 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Staples <w0aibw0eao@...>
Date: Sep 6, 2018 17:13
Subject: [LarrysList] Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Canceled Due to Inclement Weather
To: Larry's List <LarrysList@...>
Cc:

Larry...FYI below....was scheduled for this weekend.

73

Cliff Rozar, KCØSDV
kc0sdv@...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hello,

After serious consideration, the National MS Society and Bike MS organizers have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2018 Bike MS: Gateway Getaway ride due to the inclement weather along the route and surrounding areas. With the forecast of solid rainfall throughout the weekend including flash flooding with a large portion of the route in low-water crossing areas, we have concerns about being able to provide a safe event for cyclists, volunteers and staff.

We know our cyclists have put in a lot of training and fundraising efforts, but the safety of our riders and being able to have a well-supported event is our top priority. We share in your disappointment of not being able to join together this weekend, and we appreciate your support and understanding.

The weather, like MS, can be unpredictable, but we won’t let it stop us from reaching the ultimate finish line of creating a world free of MS together!

Please make sure to share and get the word out to any of your volunteer teams that the ride has been canceled. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

Sarah Christmann

Sarah Christmann | Volunteer Engagement

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr. Suite 320 | St Louis, MO 63141

314.446.4187| ext. 27187 | sarah.christmann@...

My office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.
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[LarrysList] Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

paul watt
 

FYI for anyone who was planning to go for this event..

Paul KE0IKG


Re: DMR Codeplug Question

Fred Dittrich
 

Brian

Inside http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/ towards the bottom you will find:

The program supports the AnyTone AT-D868UV. IMPORTANT: For use with AnyTone CPS 1.26 and later, use the CPS Tool->Export Data Conversion File command to produce a DCF file readable by Contact Manager.

If I remember correctly this is the trick.

73

Fred



At 09:01 AM 9/6/2018, you wrote:
I have had issue with getting the codeplug to go back into the Contact Manager software after it has been utilized in the Anytone Software - I have heard there is a way to export the codeplug so that contact manager can see it again after - to allow for changes.  Can anyone enlighten me how to do this so that I can modify my codeplug?


Thanks and 73,


Brian
AD0UK


DMR Codeplug Question

AD0UK
 

I have had issue with getting the codeplug to go back into the Contact Manager software after it has been utilized in the Anytone Software - I have heard there is a way to export the codeplug so that contact manager can see it again after - to allow for changes.  Can anyone enlighten me how to do this so that I can modify my codeplug?


Thanks and 73,


Brian
AD0UK


Signal Stuff Super-Elastic Signal Stick scans

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

Corey KC0YNS brought this HT antenna to my attention: https://signalstuff.com/product/super-elastic-signal-stick/

I got one just for fun. See attached scans.

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: DMR Repeater Update

John Beatty
 

Yes indeed, many thanks Don and everyone involved.  John - NO0I 

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:11 PM AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:
Yes, I agree with Ralph!  Thanks everyone for working hard on this!


73

Brian
AD0UK



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ralph Howard <wd6bgn@...>
Date: 9/4/18 13:03 (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [CMRA] DMR Repeater Update

Good job Don et all!

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN
ARRL EC Howard
Sent from LG Pad.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Don - KM0R <don228@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:45:18 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] DMR Repeater Update
 
Hello everyone, 

I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that we are still making progress on the DMR connectivity.  Since the last trip up to install the cabling to our cabinet and the associated grounding work, I have been in contact with the internet provider.  We're scheduled to chat again this coming Friday and finalize plans on when their tech and I can meet and get the connections completed.  Hopefully, this can take place as soon as next week, but no guarantees on that. 

I know everyone is anxious to get the connection to the repeater so we can start taking advantage of the DMR talk groups, and it's coming.  Thanks for your patience as we work through all the hurdles to make this happen!

73,
Don - KM0R

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