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Easter

Corey
 

I’m wanting to wish all my Amateur radio family a very happy Blessed Easter.  
What a wonderful day, The weather couldn’t be better.........Corey


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Monthly Ham License Testing

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

Just a reminder that this month’s testing session will be tomorrow night at 7:00 pm at Lenoir Woods Community Center at 1 Hourigan Drive in Columbia.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison


Re: Dstar

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

Thanks for the note Corey, that reminds me that I should announce that K0PHP and I have been doing a little work on the Dstar machine.  I think it is in a place where it might be worth doing some testing to see how it it is preforming.  If you have the ability to test, please let us know how it works.  There is still work to be done, in particular on the server side, for example the SSL cert has issues, and needs to be replaced, but is safe to use if you want to login to the gateway.  There are other issues that need addressed as well, but I thought it might be worth letting the list know that the machine is up and on the internet, and as Corey notes, is linkable to other systems.

73,

KC0EZE


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:
Great Corey.  Thanks for the update.  

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM Corey via Groups.Io <kc0yns=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Had a fun evening yesterday, Thought I’d see if anyone was on the Dstar machine, Put my call out, No body was listening on wx0bc
Changed to Ref0001C  Heard I guy from New York calling, Think we had a 30 min QSo,  afterwards a guy from Saudi Arabia called hz1zh, We had a nice conversation. Afterward a UK m6wea called, We talked for awhile.
Almost forgot how much fun it is to work DX and have a decent QSO, Even if it was a computer assist. 

Corey.  



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Re: Dstar

John Beatty
 

Great Corey.  Thanks for the update.  

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM Corey via Groups.Io <kc0yns=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Had a fun evening yesterday, Thought I’d see if anyone was on the Dstar machine, Put my call out, No body was listening on wx0bc
Changed to Ref0001C  Heard I guy from New York calling, Think we had a 30 min QSo,  afterwards a guy from Saudi Arabia called hz1zh, We had a nice conversation. Afterward a UK m6wea called, We talked for awhile.
Almost forgot how much fun it is to work DX and have a decent QSO, Even if it was a computer assist. 

Corey.  



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Dstar

Corey
 

Had a fun evening yesterday, Thought I’d see if anyone was on the Dstar machine, Put my call out, No body was listening on wx0bc
Changed to Ref0001C  Heard I guy from New York calling, Think we had a 30 min QSo,  afterwards a guy from Saudi Arabia called hz1zh, We had a nice conversation. Afterward a UK m6wea called, We talked for awhile.
Almost forgot how much fun it is to work DX and have a decent QSO, Even if it was a computer assist. 

Corey.  




icom 718 power cable

paul watt
 

By chance does anyone have a power cable for an icom 718 radio that I can buy?


Re: Ham radio antenna

Mike Morgan
 

Gary, My tower is fifty foot tall. My base is a four foot cube of concrete.  Homemade hinge plate. Welded four foot of tower section on bottom side of hinge plate. Attached to truck wheel. Drove re bar danglely through the tower section. Poured four cubic yards of concrete. Saturated hinge plate with oil.  I used brake cable that was manufactured by Orscheln brake cable company. Makes excellent anchor cable. Years past I bought a large spool from the salvage yard in Moberly.

Note, I have a habit of overbuilding . 73', km0mvr, Mike.


From: "Gary Vaught" <gdv.pops@...>
To: "main" <main@cmra.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:52:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Ham radio antenna

I've never had to build a pad for an antenna mast/tower, but over a cubic yard of concrete for that seems like a lot of concrete.  Is that accurate?
If so, I'll make sure to keep that in mind when I get enough open ground to put one up.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky

Attachments:



Fw: [LarrysList] Windows 10 privacy and update problems

Corey
 

Thought I’d pass this along...I’m still using Win 7, I’m not to fond of Win 10......Corey

Windows 10 gets its fair share of hate, much of it richly deserved. Privacy and disruptive updates are the primary problems. While many of the settings that affect these things are available, finding them is a difficult endeavor.

A free program called O&O ShutUp10 can give you a single screen to change all of the privacy and update related settings at once. One setting that caught my eye was the ability to tell Windows NOT to update my device drivers for the various ham-radio devices attached. It does not require installation, and is completely free without advertising.  Download it here:


If you would like to read a full review of the program, go here:


Oh, and if you HATE the Windows 10 Start menu, download and install Classic Shell. It returns the familiar Windows 7 Start menu. It’s the first thing I install after building a Windows 10 machine:


Rick Harkins WØYGH

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MANY THANKS, RICK!
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To post a message to all the list members, send email directly to <larrystaples@...>


April Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

Tuesday evening's meeting minutes are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on April for 2019 to view or download.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: Ham radio antenna

Mike Morgan
 


Re: Ham radio antenna

Mike Morgan
 


Re: Ham radio antenna

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Thanks, guys.  I'll file this under "Good info to have when putting up antennae"

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 3:12 PM Ralph Howard <wd6bgn@...> wrote:
The tower looks like a tubular crank up.  So no guy wires.  That is why you need a heavy base. 

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:05:02 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Ham radio antenna
 

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
I've never had to build a pad for an antenna mast/tower, but over a cubic yard of concrete for that seems like a lot of concrete.  Is that accurate?

If so, I'll make sure to keep that in mind when I get enough open ground to put one up.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky

Attachments:


Re: Ham radio antenna

Ralph Howard
 

The tower looks like a tubular crank up.  So no guy wires.  That is why you need a heavy base. 

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:05:02 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Ham radio antenna
 

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
I've never had to build a pad for an antenna mast/tower, but over a cubic yard of concrete for that seems like a lot of concrete.  Is that accurate?

If so, I'll make sure to keep that in mind when I get enough open ground to put one up.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky

Attachments:


Re: Ham radio antenna

Chris Swisher
 

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
I've never had to build a pad for an antenna mast/tower, but over a cubic yard of concrete for that seems like a lot of concrete.  Is that accurate?

If so, I'll make sure to keep that in mind when I get enough open ground to put one up.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky

Attachments:


Re: Ham radio antenna

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

I've never had to build a pad for an antenna mast/tower, but over a cubic yard of concrete for that seems like a lot of concrete.  Is that accurate?

If so, I'll make sure to keep that in mind when I get enough open ground to put one up.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky

Attachments:


Ham radio antenna

Chris Swisher
 

If anyone is interested, see below.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mike Egloff <omegloff@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ham radio antenna
To: <Komu8ce@...>



THIS IS OWEN (MIKE) EGLOFF A FRIEND OF MINE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS AND IS WONDERING  IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED. CAN YOU FORWARD THIS THE GROUP?

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ricky remus <rickyremus@...>
Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Ham radio antenna
To: <omegloff@...>


I have a ham radio antenna that is very large has to be cabled up all the equipment is there and then and extends upwards by cable that's all there too my number is 573-499-4667
High hopes of delivering it soon it's on the trailer ready to go talk to me I was told because of the size of it that it should have a 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot concrete base to sustain it in the air looks like the main pool is approximately 20 ft long before the extension portion
Thanks Ricky


Image of black hole capture

John Beatty
 

Scientists in Europe have captured the first image of a black hole.  The couldn’t have done this without the use of sophisticated radio astronomy software and hardware.  Which doesn’t give it it’s justice but you get the idea.  
https://www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment

John - NO0I 


Free - Motorola R2200 Service Monitor - Needs Work

Brad Wilmot
 

Good morning all,
I was just going to toss this thing in the dumpster, but thought better of it...
I have a Motorola R2200 service monitor which is in need of repair, but I don't have the time or eyesight to deal with it.
Now that I have my R2600, it's just taking up space.
The "sense receive" function works fine (OTA RX with an antenna), but there is little to no RF in GEN mode, and the power meter doesn't seem to work properly.  May be an easy fix, I don't know.
Service manual is available: http://www.repeater-builder.com/test-equipment/motorola/pdf/r2200/r2200a-maint-6881069a76-o-complete.pdf

If someone wants to come by my place (University Place Apartments) and pick it up, they're welcome to it.
WARNING: This thing is bloody HEAVY. With the battery in it, I bet it weights every bit of 50 lbs...

73,
Brad
W0VHA


Re: Suggested subject for after meeting talk

Fred Dittrich
 

Myron

I tried it but its FT857D software refused to talk to my radio.

No. I have other things going on today.

I think the filters are a great idea and their design and build would make a great talk.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 07:59 AM 4/6/2019, you wrote:
Great idea, Fred. What equipment and software do I need to do FT8? Can you do this on Tuesday?
Are you going to the exercise this afternoon? I’m testing my band pass filter.

Myron
On Apr 6, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

How about FT8Call, not from the perspective
of an expert, but rather from the perspective of an ordinary user? This should include the part about connecting to the radio through a Rigblaster or Tigertronics external audio device.

Just a random thought before Saturday Morning Science.

73

Fred AE0FD






Re: Suggested subject for after meeting talk

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Ill be using FT8 this exercise at the park. That’s not FSCall. K0PHP May do that. 
Bill. N0AXZ

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 7:59 AM Myron Kern via Groups.Io <myronkay=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Great idea, Fred.   What equipment and software do I need to do FT8?   Can you do this on Tuesday?
Are you going to the exercise this afternoon?   I’m testing my band pass filter.

Myron
> On Apr 6, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> How about FT8Call, not from the perspective of an expert, but rather from the perspective of an ordinary user? This should include the part about connecting to the radio through a Rigblaster or Tigertronics external audio device.
>
> Just a random thought before Saturday Morning Science.
>
> 73
>
> Fred AE0FD
>
>
>
>
>




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