Date   

Re: GREAT START 2018 SET

Chris Swisher
 

I will be there, Bill.


On Tue, Sep 25, 2018, 8:57 PM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Re: GREAT START 2018 SET

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Good to have you. 

Bill 

On Sep 25, 2018, at 10:06 PM, Myron Kern via Groups.Io <myronkay@...> wrote:

Bill,
I’m in.
Myron. 
W0ZH


On Sep 25, 2018, at 8:57 PM, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] GREAT START 2018 SET

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Ok thanks. 

Bill 

On Sep 25, 2018, at 9:40 PM, Ralph Howard <wd6bgn@...> wrote:

Bill,
Cathy KA9MNZ wants to ride along.  Her first ever.  I have two more seats.
Should have ARES & Winlink & HF.

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: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00:38 PM
To: main@bcares.groups.io
Cc: BCARES Group; Central Missouri Radio Association
Subject: Re: [CMRA] [bcares] GREAT START 2018 SET
 
I’m in Bill.  For some reason it didn’t get through first time.  John - NO0I 

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC

--


Re: GREAT START 2018 SET

Myron Kern
 

Bill,
I’m in.
Myron. 
W0ZH


On Sep 25, 2018, at 8:57 PM, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] GREAT START 2018 SET

Ralph Howard
 

Bill,
Cathy KA9MNZ wants to ride along.  Her first ever.  I have two more seats.
Should have ARES & Winlink & HF.

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: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00:38 PM
To: main@bcares.groups.io
Cc: BCARES Group; Central Missouri Radio Association
Subject: Re: [CMRA] [bcares] GREAT START 2018 SET
 
I’m in Bill.  For some reason it didn’t get through first time.  John - NO0I 

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC

--


Re: [bcares] GREAT START 2018 SET

John Beatty
 

I’m in Bill.  For some reason it didn’t get through first time.  John - NO0I 

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC

--


GREAT START 2018 SET

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
Thanks for a very good start with 13 players signing up in the first 24 hours!
These folks are on (please advise on any mistakes):

AC0MP – RICHARD
AD0UK - BRIAN
AD0ZE - JON
KC0EZE – ERNEST
KC0HSB - JOHN
KC0LYA – DAVE
KD0BVQ – HANK
KE0FPP - DON
KE0SIY - BILL
KM0R - DON
N0AXZ - BILL
N0OFJ – JON
WD6BGN – RALPH 

Still looking for more, more than 20 would be nice.

73,
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Re: 2018 SET

David Phelps
 

Dave Phelps is in.


On 8:08AM, Tue, Sep 25, 2018 Ernest Shaw <ernestcshaw@...> wrote:
Count me in.

Ernest
On Sep 24, 2018, at 11:33 PM, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,

I am still in AR for a couple weeks, but need to start planning for our SET this year.

This SET will be held November 3, 9:00 - 12:00.

I want to begin by asking all who are able and willing to reply to this email to let me know that you can participate this year. The exercise will be similar to the last two, in that we will be deployed to sites that Boone County OEM has picked across the county.

We will be exercising our 146.610 repeater for this test and accessing it's county-wide coverage. Some ICS 213 forms will be used and I hope we can use Winlink to deliver these by radio. We plan to activate two hospitals this year too.

We had 22 Hams participating last year, and I hope we can get at least that many this year. If you just got your Tech license this exercise is for you, since we only use 2M/440 frequencies. (We also get extra points for newly licensed hams). HTs are of limited value in this exercise, but if that is all you have, we can work that out.  

I hope to hear from you soon, as I am trying to organize this remotely. 

73,
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: 2018 SET

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

Count me in.

Ernest

On Sep 24, 2018, at 11:33 PM, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,

I am still in AR for a couple weeks, but need to start planning for our SET this year.

This SET will be held November 3, 9:00 - 12:00.

I want to begin by asking all who are able and willing to reply to this email to let me know that you can participate this year. The exercise will be similar to the last two, in that we will be deployed to sites that Boone County OEM has picked across the county.

We will be exercising our 146.610 repeater for this test and accessing it's county-wide coverage. Some ICS 213 forms will be used and I hope we can use Winlink to deliver these by radio. We plan to activate two hospitals this year too.

We had 22 Hams participating last year, and I hope we can get at least that many this year. If you just got your Tech license this exercise is for you, since we only use 2M/440 frequencies. (We also get extra points for newly licensed hams). HTs are of limited value in this exercise, but if that is all you have, we can work that out.  

I hope to hear from you soon, as I am trying to organize this remotely. 

73,
--
Bill N0AXZ


2018 SET

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,

I am still in AR for a couple weeks, but need to start planning for our SET this year.

This SET will be held November 3, 9:00 - 12:00.

I want to begin by asking all who are able and willing to reply to this email to let me know that you can participate this year. The exercise will be similar to the last two, in that we will be deployed to sites that Boone County OEM has picked across the county.

We will be exercising our 146.610 repeater for this test and accessing it's county-wide coverage. Some ICS 213 forms will be used and I hope we can use Winlink to deliver these by radio. We plan to activate two hospitals this year too.

We had 22 Hams participating last year, and I hope we can get at least that many this year. If you just got your Tech license this exercise is for you, since we only use 2M/440 frequencies. (We also get extra points for newly licensed hams). HTs are of limited value in this exercise, but if that is all you have, we can work that out.  

I hope to hear from you soon, as I am trying to organize this remotely. 

73,
--
Bill N0AXZ


3Y0Z Bouvet Island Dxpedition Youtube presentation

John Beatty
 

Hi all,  (I see I can't see my groups all the time, my bad.  It went to BCARES too.  Need to work on that...)

Bob K4UEE assembled a very interesting presentation about the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Dxpedition early in 2018.  As you may know unfortunately they were not able to get onto the island.  His commentary along with some incredible pictures chronicle the adventure.  Bouvet is the 2nd most desirable country on the DXCC list.  The pileup(s) would have been epic to say the least.   It's an informative log of/about the team and the events they encountered.  Hope you like it.  Link here:

https://youtu.be/Nq7degLxJOw

John - NO0I


Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Ernest Shaw <ernest_s@...>
 

Jon, 
I think you are just down the way from me.  I am surprised you couldn’t hear my ill conceived ramblings on phone.

Jim Et al,
I can confirm what Jim reported.  I was able to pull his call out on CW, but that was about all.  Er… FLDIGI did at least.  (I don’t have a key yet so I couldn’t attempt a CW response)  I could hear that he was in there on phone, but couldn’t pull him out of the noise.  W0TES and W0ZH I could copy, my QTH is just south to Green Meadows making them both just over the ridge from me here, so that is not terribly supprising.

I suspect that my noise level is high here, as my house is right next to the power lines.  I don’t have my log in front of me, but I seem to recall about S5 on noise.  

For antenna, I just used my MFJ 80m EFHW.  I have the ground lug on the feed point grounded to earth with a couple of grounding rods.  It tunes on 10 m, but like most things EFHW I have to wonder how much I am actually how efficient it really is.   If there is any interest in continuing this activity going forward, I would gladly cut a  10m dipole and hang it up in the attic, or even possibly look into construction of a vertical with some radials.  I am not in a great position to put a 10 m vertical up with much elevation.

I will also work on getting acquiring a key.  I don’t expect to be able to commit sufficient time to CW to fully learn it, but I might be able to at least bang out a callsign or two at a low WPM.

This is really exciting to play with.  Please keep up the excellent work!

Sincerely,
Ernest (KC0EZE)

On Sep 21, 2018, at 8:43 PM, James Whitehill <whitehill@...> wrote:

Jon, thanks for the test effort.  You are not more than 4-5 miles away from me and maybe half that from Tim, W0TES.  Maybe the ground wave skipped over you.  I'll try to setup another test, with more warning and time for folks to set up.  This time we will use 76 machine for liaison, as WD6BGN suggested.  BTW Ralph heard my SSB signal down in the noise during the test.  He's 28 mi. away.

​Jim, N0SSM

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Cole via Groups.Io <colepls@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 8:13 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
Jim and All,

I listened on 10m but didn’t hear a peep at my place. I’m guessing my antenna is just too low relative to the local terrain. 

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

On Sep 21, 2018, at 4:49 PM, James Whitehill <whitehill@...> wrote:

The 10 meter test was cooked up over last Wednesday's (9/19) Hyvee lunch meeting and announced by me on the CMRA net at 9:00 p.m., in terms of time and frequency, as well as the purpose.  The time of the test was right after the CMRA net closed and the frequency was 28.325 mHz, so CW and SSB could be tested, mainly in terms of the range of reception from my QTH just west of Pierpont.  I started transmission in cw with the mss. in Morse of "V V V de N0SSM" sent twice and ending with "AR K".  No one replied with cw that I could hear, so I switched to SSB.  In order of signal strength: W0TES was the big signal, then W0ZH, and finally KC0EZE.  I heard no one else.  But WD6BGN reported hearing my cw, and his QTH in Clark is approx. 28 mi. to the north.  I was transmitting with 100w. into a good vertical on my hill.

The purpose was to find out how and if 10 meters could serve during darkness as a place for a local cw practice net, especially for cw learners and slow fists.  The first question was the range of reception, in terms of direction and strength.  The evidence after this "test" is indefinite.  Clearly, my SSB signal reached out only 2.8 miles, to Ernest in south Columbia.  My impression is that those who participated scrambled to get their antennas up and working for 10 meters! 

I would like to run a further test in the near future, with a proper, pre-published plan, to encourage more folks to listen in on 10 meters and report the possible range using ground wave.

 My guess is that 10 meters can reach out much further than line of site with its ground wave alone.  That would allow it to be a backup to 2 meters if the 2 meter repeater went down for whatever reason. 

But my primary goal is to get a cw net going locally to help hams interested in learning, improving,  or showing off their cw skills.  Technician licensees can usually get on 28 mHZ, because antennas are small, if they have a HF rig.  The other option, possibly,  for a local cw practice net may be using the 2 meter repeater, and sending cw tones via FM.  

Thanks to Tim, Myron, Ernest and Ralph for listening, responding,  and reporting last Wednesday!

Jim, N0SSM

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 5:28 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Stephens College.

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00) 
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
> 
>
>






Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

James Whitehill
 

Jon, thanks for the test effort.  You are not more than 4-5 miles away from me and maybe half that from Tim, W0TES.  Maybe the ground wave skipped over you.  I'll try to setup another test, with more warning and time for folks to set up.  This time we will use 76 machine for liaison, as WD6BGN suggested.  BTW Ralph heard my SSB signal down in the noise during the test.  He's 28 mi. away.


​Jim, N0SSM


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Cole via Groups.Io <colepls@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 8:13 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
Jim and All,

I listened on 10m but didn’t hear a peep at my place. I’m guessing my antenna is just too low relative to the local terrain. 

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

On Sep 21, 2018, at 4:49 PM, James Whitehill <whitehill@...> wrote:

The 10 meter test was cooked up over last Wednesday's (9/19) Hyvee lunch meeting and announced by me on the CMRA net at 9:00 p.m., in terms of time and frequency, as well as the purpose.  The time of the test was right after the CMRA net closed and the frequency was 28.325 mHz, so CW and SSB could be tested, mainly in terms of the range of reception from my QTH just west of Pierpont.  I started transmission in cw with the mss. in Morse of "V V V de N0SSM" sent twice and ending with "AR K".  No one replied with cw that I could hear, so I switched to SSB.  In order of signal strength: W0TES was the big signal, then W0ZH, and finally KC0EZE.  I heard no one else.  But WD6BGN reported hearing my cw, and his QTH in Clark is approx. 28 mi. to the north.  I was transmitting with 100w. into a good vertical on my hill.


The purpose was to find out how and if 10 meters could serve during darkness as a place for a local cw practice net, especially for cw learners and slow fists.  The first question was the range of reception, in terms of direction and strength.  The evidence after this "test" is indefinite.  Clearly, my SSB signal reached out only 2.8 miles, to Ernest in south Columbia.  My impression is that those who participated scrambled to get their antennas up and working for 10 meters! 


I would like to run a further test in the near future, with a proper, pre-published plan, to encourage more folks to listen in on 10 meters and report the possible range using ground wave.


 My guess is that 10 meters can reach out much further than line of site with its ground wave alone.  That would allow it to be a backup to 2 meters if the 2 meter repeater went down for whatever reason. 


But my primary goal is to get a cw net going locally to help hams interested in learning, improving,  or showing off their cw skills.  Technician licensees can usually get on 28 mHZ, because antennas are small, if they have a HF rig.  The other option, possibly,  for a local cw practice net may be using the 2 meter repeater, and sending cw tones via FM.  


Thanks to Tim, Myron, Ernest and Ralph for listening, responding,  and reporting last Wednesday!


Jim, N0SSM


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 5:28 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Stephens College.

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
>
>
>





Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Jon Cole
 

Jim and All,

I listened on 10m but didn’t hear a peep at my place. I’m guessing my antenna is just too low relative to the local terrain. 

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

On Sep 21, 2018, at 4:49 PM, James Whitehill <whitehill@...> wrote:

The 10 meter test was cooked up over last Wednesday's (9/19) Hyvee lunch meeting and announced by me on the CMRA net at 9:00 p.m., in terms of time and frequency, as well as the purpose.  The time of the test was right after the CMRA net closed and the frequency was 28.325 mHz, so CW and SSB could be tested, mainly in terms of the range of reception from my QTH just west of Pierpont.  I started transmission in cw with the mss. in Morse of "V V V de N0SSM" sent twice and ending with "AR K".  No one replied with cw that I could hear, so I switched to SSB.  In order of signal strength: W0TES was the big signal, then W0ZH, and finally KC0EZE.  I heard no one else.  But WD6BGN reported hearing my cw, and his QTH in Clark is approx. 28 mi. to the north.  I was transmitting with 100w. into a good vertical on my hill.


The purpose was to find out how and if 10 meters could serve during darkness as a place for a local cw practice net, especially for cw learners and slow fists.  The first question was the range of reception, in terms of direction and strength.  The evidence after this "test" is indefinite.  Clearly, my SSB signal reached out only 2.8 miles, to Ernest in south Columbia.  My impression is that those who participated scrambled to get their antennas up and working for 10 meters! 


I would like to run a further test in the near future, with a proper, pre-published plan, to encourage more folks to listen in on 10 meters and report the possible range using ground wave.


 My guess is that 10 meters can reach out much further than line of site with its ground wave alone.  That would allow it to be a backup to 2 meters if the 2 meter repeater went down for whatever reason. 


But my primary goal is to get a cw net going locally to help hams interested in learning, improving,  or showing off their cw skills.  Technician licensees can usually get on 28 mHZ, because antennas are small, if they have a HF rig.  The other option, possibly,  for a local cw practice net may be using the 2 meter repeater, and sending cw tones via FM.  


Thanks to Tim, Myron, Ernest and Ralph for listening, responding,  and reporting last Wednesday!


Jim, N0SSM


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 5:28 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Stephens College.

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
>
>
>





Re: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

James Whitehill
 

The 10 meter test was cooked up over last Wednesday's (9/19) Hyvee lunch meeting and announced by me on the CMRA net at 9:00 p.m., in terms of time and frequency, as well as the purpose.  The time of the test was right after the CMRA net closed and the frequency was 28.325 mHz, so CW and SSB could be tested, mainly in terms of the range of reception from my QTH just west of Pierpont.  I started transmission in cw with the mss. in Morse of "V V V de N0SSM" sent twice and ending with "AR K".  No one replied with cw that I could hear, so I switched to SSB.  In order of signal strength: W0TES was the big signal, then W0ZH, and finally KC0EZE.  I heard no one else.  But WD6BGN reported hearing my cw, and his QTH in Clark is approx. 28 mi. to the north.  I was transmitting with 100w. into a good vertical on my hill.


The purpose was to find out how and if 10 meters could serve during darkness as a place for a local cw practice net, especially for cw learners and slow fists.  The first question was the range of reception, in terms of direction and strength.  The evidence after this "test" is indefinite.  Clearly, my SSB signal reached out only 2.8 miles, to Ernest in south Columbia.  My impression is that those who participated scrambled to get their antennas up and working for 10 meters! 


I would like to run a further test in the near future, with a proper, pre-published plan, to encourage more folks to listen in on 10 meters and report the possible range using ground wave.


 My guess is that 10 meters can reach out much further than line of site with its ground wave alone.  That would allow it to be a backup to 2 meters if the 2 meter repeater went down for whatever reason. 


But my primary goal is to get a cw net going locally to help hams interested in learning, improving,  or showing off their cw skills.  Technician licensees can usually get on 28 mHZ, because antennas are small, if they have a HF rig.  The other option, possibly,  for a local cw practice net may be using the 2 meter repeater, and sending cw tones via FM.  


Thanks to Tim, Myron, Ernest and Ralph for listening, responding,  and reporting last Wednesday!


Jim, N0SSM


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 5:28 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [EXT]Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.
 
CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Stephens College.

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
>
>
>





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Re: Who's Afraid of Killer Electrons? New Satellites Target Space Weather Threat

Fred Dittrich
 

Christine

Browse to youtube and search for: solar storm  The threat is not trivial. The earlier we find out about it the less incompetently we can prepare.

Fred


At 07:00 AM 9/21/2018, you wrote:

This is very interesting.

Chris Henke

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This is very interesting.

Chris Henke

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Space Weather News for Sept. 20, 2018
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WHO'S AFRAID OF KILLER ELECTRONS?  "Killer electrons" from the Van Allen Belts are raining down on Earth's atmosphere. Last Saturday, students from UCLA launched a pair of satellites they built themselves to monitor this space weather threat. The two healthy cubesats are now orbiting Earth and beaming data to the ground, which ham radio operators around the world can easily receive. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to hear the transmissions and learn more.

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Re: 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

Jim,
Over to you.
Hank

泰 勒
大胡子

On Sep 21, 2018, at 04:28, Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...> wrote:

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
>
>
>





Re: 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim Spurgeon
 

Hank,
I am in Springfield, Mo for my dad's surgery.  Contact Jim Whitehill for details; he led the exercise.
Tim



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

-------- Original message --------
From: Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
Date: 9/20/18 7:12 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10m Net testing, tonight, Sept 19, 2018, 9:30-10:00pm CST, Report from W0TES.

Tim,

I must have missed a stitch somewhere.  Tell me more about testing on 10
meter, please.

Hank


On 09/19/2018 11:40 PM, Tim Spurgeon wrote:
> Brothers:
>
> Thanks to all who participated; sorry I could not hear you, Ralph.  It has taken me about 30 minutes to get my car and all equipment pulled in the garage and put away.  I wanted to write up a report before I forget, as follows:
>
> Thanks to Jim for pulling this together tonight.
>
> My equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 radio, 100 watts, through an Alpha antenna, Model: EZ Military vertical, 6-80 meters, (I did not use the counterpoise or ground on radio) mounted on a section of 10 ft TV antenna pole.  I had to quickly relearn button settings and finally was able to switch back and forth, between CW-AM and Voice-USB/FM on 28.325 MHz.  I did not hear Jim (N0SSM) on CW the first time, but first heard him on Voice-USB/FM.  I did not hear anyone answer back, so I replied; I think we made first contact tonight.  I could hear Jim, Earnest, Myron, Roy, although I did not have a conversation with Roy.  Wow, was I impressed with the relative signal strength of CW from Jim's transmission.
>
> While we were talking, sorry I did not use your call signs.  In my hast to get set up, I did not have a pen to write anything down.
>
> My take on tonight's experiment: A good first start; let's try several more times, and I challenge everyone who participates to start maximizing there equipment (for example, elevate antennas, change antennas, etc.).  If you do not have a paddle, buy one and learn some minor CW phrases, so we can all try out CW.  Jim, Roy, and John, you can help us in this, where anyone who wants to try this out learns to receive and send some simple CW phrases.  But, let's not write off 10 meters yet.  What say you?
>
> ****************************************
> >From Ralph (WD6BGN), he wrote the following:
>
> I guess nobody heard me.
> I heard Jim on CW just fine.  I also copied Jim, you, and Roy on SSB.
>
> I had issues getting a key to work.  Old corrode d contacts.  I was also on the folded dipole, about one or two S units down from the windom.
>
> Please fwd to Jim and all, thanks
>
> Dit dit
>
> Ralph Howard
> WD6BGN
> ARRL EC Howard
> Sent from LG Pad.
> ******************************************
>
> 73
>
> Tim E. Spurgeon
> (W0TES)
>
>
>
>




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