Date   

Re: J-pole dimensions using 450-ohm window line

Ernest Shaw <ernest_s@...>
 

Related,
Does anyone have a stockpile of 450 - ohm window line they are looking to sell off short sections? Or are we best off going online and ordering our own stash?

Ernest

On Oct 10, 2018, at 12:41 PM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

The subject of j-poles constructed out of window line came up at lunch. From my notes of 4/1/16 here are the dimensions to center on 146 MHz as measured from the bottom and verified by my AA-600:

Where: Unmolested window line is at the bottom and one conductor only continues above that section.

Short the "bottom" of the j-pole, and measure up from there:
30 mm from bottom - this is the 50 ohm coax attachment point
453 mm from bottom - this is where you remove one of the conductors all the way to to the top
1402 mm from the bottom - this is the top of the j-pole

Enjoy

73

Fred AE0FD




J-pole dimensions using 450-ohm window line

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

The subject of j-poles constructed out of window line came up at lunch. From my notes of 4/1/16 here are the dimensions to center on 146 MHz as measured from the bottom and verified by my AA-600:

Where: Unmolested window line is at the bottom and one conductor only continues above that section.

Short the "bottom" of the j-pole, and measure up from there:
30 mm from bottom - this is the 50 ohm coax attachment point
453 mm from bottom - this is where you remove one of the conductors all the way to to the top
1402 mm from the bottom - this is the top of the j-pole

Enjoy

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: National Testing Exercise

Hillman, Richard E.
 

It didn’t come to either of our simple flip phones.

 

Richard AC0MP

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io [mailto:main@CMRA.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Jett
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:09 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] National Testing Exercise

 

Received the wea test but didn't receive the second test.

My wife's phone received both tests.

Bob Jett

K0YBN

 

On 10/2/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:


Group, FYI:

 

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

 

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...

--

Bill N0AXZ

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: National Testing Exercise

Bob Jett
 

Received the wea test but didn't receive the second test.

My wife's phone received both tests.

Bob Jett

K0YBN


On 10/2/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: National Testing Exercise

paul watt
 

I was at work and just about everyones phone within ear shot started dinging, mine included.  It sounds like a successful test!

Paul KE0IKG

On Oct 2, 2018 10:10, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: National Testing Exercise

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

We were in the middle of changing QTH (I know, somewhat improper use of the code...) when my wife and I both got the stinking annoying tone.  NW CoMO.

I guess, for this purpose, it's good to use something that's annoying and gets folks attention.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:10 AM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Byron Sherman
 

I got it.

Wes  AB0SE 



Sent from my Sprint Phone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...>
Date: 10/3/18 8:59 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Central Missouri Radio Association <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Well Hank,
Since almost everyone else reports receiving the alert,  (I even got it down here in AR!) do you have any ideas why you did not? Like no cell service, uncooperative carrier??
Bill

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC




--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Christopher Henke <a65sc80@...>
 

I did not receive it at my home where I send and receive texts and calls all day, 5 days a week, for my work but my wife's phone did receive it just fine.  There is an email address listed under FAQ #29 on this page https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test# where you can provide specifics of your device, carrier, location, etc (they have a bulleted list of what info they want).  I sent my feedback last night.

Chris Henke

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 5:54 AM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:
Well, like Dave Phelps said, some phones will and some won't.  His did, his wife's did not.  My wife's did not and mine was turned off.  Her cellphone reception is spotty here at the house and mine is zero (hence always off unless out and about) and it might be as simple as that.  We were home at the time.

But it is great to see the nearly universal success of the system.  This round of emails has been very useful.  I presume (or hope) that FEMA has others means of surveying how well the alert worked nationwide.

Thanks to everyone.

Hank

泰 勒
大胡子

On Oct 3, 2018, at 20:59, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Well Hank,
Since almost everyone else reports receiving the alert,  (I even got it down here in AR!) do you have any ideas why you did not? Like no cell service, uncooperative carrier??
Bill

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC




--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

Well, like Dave Phelps said, some phones will and some won't.  His did, his wife's did not.  My wife's did not and mine was turned off.  Her cellphone reception is spotty here at the house and mine is zero (hence always off unless out and about) and it might be as simple as that.  We were home at the time.

But it is great to see the nearly universal success of the system.  This round of emails has been very useful.  I presume (or hope) that FEMA has others means of surveying how well the alert worked nationwide.

Thanks to everyone.

Hank

泰 勒
大胡子

On Oct 3, 2018, at 20:59, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Well Hank,
Since almost everyone else reports receiving the alert,  (I even got it down here in AR!) do you have any ideas why you did not? Like no cell service, uncooperative carrier??
Bill

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC




--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Corey
 

Had company here at my home, Four of us recirved the tone, a minute later came across a cable channel on tv albeit not very clear to understand. Corey 




On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:32 PM, Mike Morgan <cavecritter@...> wrote:


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Mike Morgan
 


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Well Hank,
Since almost everyone else reports receiving the alert,  (I even got it down here in AR!) do you have any ideas why you did not? Like no cell service, uncooperative carrier??
Bill

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC




--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: National Testing Exercise

Rob Grimmett
 

Got it right on time and I'm on prepaid straight talk.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 8:30 PM Ernest Shaw <ernestcshaw@...> wrote:
Worked as described for me. 
73,
KC0EZE 

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC



Re: National Testing Exercise

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

Worked as described for me. 
73,
KC0EZE 


On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC



Re: National Testing Exercise

John W. Smith
 

I was in Nebraska City, NE, this afternoon when the alert went out. My
wife and son each got an alert on their phones. My crummy little phone
was turned off and nothing came through when I turned it on later.


John, KC0HSB




On 10/2/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the
Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on
the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to
Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m.
EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT.
https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about
this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your
friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ
--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
http://johnwesleysmith.com/


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

John Beatty
 

I received both alerts just a few minutes apart.  It also was received on KMIZ tv.  
John - NO0I 

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:10 AM Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC

--


Re: [bcares] National Testing Exercise

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

We didn't get anything.  We wonder how many others failed?  If it's lots, that's an important fact.  Thanks, Bill, for suggesting we report in.

Hank


On 10/02/2018 10:10 AM, Bill McFarland wrote:

Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC



National Testing Exercise

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 


Group, FYI:

  The IPAWS National Test September 17, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test   

I think it would be interesting to get an informal poll here about this test. Did you get anything? Was the message clear? did your friends wonder what was going on? etc...
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: New CMRA Digital Interest subgroup on groups.io

John Beatty
 

Thanks Don!

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:10 PM Don - KM0R <don228@...> wrote:
Hi Folks!

At the request of some members, I've created a subgroup of the main CMRA group here on Groups.io.  This new subgroup is specifically for the discussion of digital ham radio.  What kind of digital you ask?  Well, what kinds of digital things do you know of in ham radio?  Let's start the subgroup off talking about anything digital that is related to ham radio!

So, if you are interested, join the subgroup anytime you want.  It is open to all members of the main CMRA group.  You can join by going to https://cmra.groups.io/ and logging in.  Once you are logged in, click the subgroup item on the menu to see the subgroups and then click it.  There you can join, have some fun with it and hopefully we can all learn a little something.  

Oh, by the way... if there is another topic you would like to see as another subgroup, please feel free to ask!  Let's make the most of our groups.io site!

73,
Don - KM0R

--


New CMRA Digital Interest subgroup on groups.io

Don - KM0R
 

Hi Folks!

At the request of some members, I've created a subgroup of the main CMRA group here on Groups.io.  This new subgroup is specifically for the discussion of digital ham radio.  What kind of digital you ask?  Well, what kinds of digital things do you know of in ham radio?  Let's start the subgroup off talking about anything digital that is related to ham radio!

So, if you are interested, join the subgroup anytime you want.  It is open to all members of the main CMRA group.  You can join by going to https://cmra.groups.io/ and logging in.  Once you are logged in, click the subgroup item on the menu to see the subgroups and then click it.  There you can join, have some fun with it and hopefully we can all learn a little something.  

Oh, by the way... if there is another topic you would like to see as another subgroup, please feel free to ask!  Let's make the most of our groups.io site!

73,
Don - KM0R

1841 - 1860 of 4780