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Re: [bcares] Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

Chris Swisher
 

On Jul 10, 2019, at 8:07 AM, Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...> wrote:

Ralph,

Thanks for the article.  I have never heard of this before, but I see how it is possible with shearing strata of rocks and piezo electric effects.

It is disconcerting when anything interrupts HF radio, especially during major earthquakes (and I assume aftershocks).  I printed out the article in Scientific American and will read it later.

73

Tim
(W0TES)

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph Howard" <wd6bgn@...>
To: cmra@groups.io, bcares@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:00:39 AM
Subject: [bcares] Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

This came to me from my old ARC in Hayward, CA.

Very interesting.  I have never heard of this before.
I doubt it affected line of sight radio, I think it would be hard to Raf disrupt a repeater, as long as it has ax power and the antenna isn't laying on the ground.

Perhaps for our 120 mile links need more power?  Say a kw?  For 40 perhaps a hillbilly beam.  IE three vertical antennas space out to make a beam, pointed to where we need to get to.

https://qrznow.com/report-california-earthquakes-disrupted-hf-propagation-on-west-coast/

73 fer now

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN








Re: [bcares] Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

Tim Spurgeon
 

Ralph,

Thanks for the article. I have never heard of this before, but I see how it is possible with shearing strata of rocks and piezo electric effects.

It is disconcerting when anything interrupts HF radio, especially during major earthquakes (and I assume aftershocks). I printed out the article in Scientific American and will read it later.

73

Tim
(W0TES)

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph Howard" <wd6bgn@...>
To: cmra@groups.io, bcares@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:00:39 AM
Subject: [bcares] Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

This came to me from my old ARC in Hayward, CA.

Very interesting. I have never heard of this before.
I doubt it affected line of sight radio, I think it would be hard to Raf disrupt a repeater, as long as it has ax power and the antenna isn't laying on the ground.

Perhaps for our 120 mile links need more power? Say a kw? For 40 perhaps a hillbilly beam. IE three vertical antennas space out to make a beam, pointed to where we need to get to.

https://qrznow.com/report-california-earthquakes-disrupted-hf-propagation-on-west-coast/

73 fer now

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


Re: Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

John W. Smith
 

Fascinating.


John, KC0HSB



On 7/10/2019 4:00 AM, Ralph Howard wrote:
This came to me from my old ARC in Hayward, CA.

Very interesting.  I have never heard of this before.
I doubt it affected line of sight radio, I think it would be hard to
Raf disrupt a repeater, as long as it has ax power and the antenna
isn't laying on the ground.

Perhaps for our 120 mile links need more power?  Say a kw?  For 40
perhaps a hillbilly beam.  IE three vertical antennas space out to
make a beam, pointed to where we need to get to.

https://qrznow.com/report-california-earthquakes-disrupted-hf-propagation-on-west-coast/


73 fer now

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN

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Report: California Earthquakes Disrupted HF Propagation on West Coast

Ralph Howard
 

This came to me from my old ARC in Hayward, CA.

Very interesting.  I have never heard of this before.
I doubt it affected line of sight radio, I think it would be hard to Raf disrupt a repeater, as long as it has ax power and the antenna isn't laying on the ground.

Perhaps for our 120 mile links need more power?  Say a kw?  For 40 perhaps a hillbilly beam.  IE three vertical antennas space out to make a beam, pointed to where we need to get to.

73 fer now

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

Given away already; thanks for asking

On 7/6/19 8:11 AM, John Beatty wrote:
On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I 

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc


Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

Hillman, Richard E.
 

Wow.  Thank you

On Jul 6, 2019, at 2:22 PM, John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone.  I'm hopeful we'll return to the moon one of these days. 

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...> wrote:
John,

Thanks for sharing this.  This week I have been watching some yutubes about the Apollo project and I was in awe of how good the equipment looked.  The amount of testing (and retesting) performed on every aspect of the project is amazing.  For example, a problem discovered prior to any Saturn V launches was a "Pogo" phenomenon where the rockets would oscillate in thrust and slosh the fuel and oxidizer up and down, violently.  This cycle of more fuel, less fuel caused the thrust to increase and decrease.  The "Pogo" was addressed and fixes made to help insure the smooth fuel/oxidizer flow.  They thought the problem was solved.  During the launch of the first full mock-up of Saturn V, during the burn of the first stage, the problem appeared again and when the second stage was supposed to kick in, it failed and the rocket crashed and burned.  After the crash, parts were inspected, and it was discovered that the "Pogo" was so severe that it damaged the second stage rocket nozzles, rendering them unusable, and would have killed the astronauts, if any would have been on board.

The "Landing Module" descent that you shared with all of us also demonstrates the depth of human backup; there seemed to be a human monitoring every sensor on the spacecraft.  You can here this chatter (on the right side of the screen) where monitors are calling out telemetry data almost real-time, as the astronauts are performing tasks.  This deep field of other engineers (monitoring and calculating solutions to problems) no doubt was the reason that NASA could save Apollo 13.

NASA started out trailing the Russians, but won the race to the moon with slow, steady effort that valued human life.

Thanks again, John.

73

Tim
W0TES

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Beatty" <jebeatty@...>
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:11:24 AM
Subject: [CMRA] Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc







Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

John Beatty
 

Thanks everyone.  I'm hopeful we'll return to the moon one of these days. 

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM Tim Spurgeon <tims173@...> wrote:
John,

Thanks for sharing this.  This week I have been watching some yutubes about the Apollo project and I was in awe of how good the equipment looked.  The amount of testing (and retesting) performed on every aspect of the project is amazing.  For example, a problem discovered prior to any Saturn V launches was a "Pogo" phenomenon where the rockets would oscillate in thrust and slosh the fuel and oxidizer up and down, violently.  This cycle of more fuel, less fuel caused the thrust to increase and decrease.  The "Pogo" was addressed and fixes made to help insure the smooth fuel/oxidizer flow.  They thought the problem was solved.  During the launch of the first full mock-up of Saturn V, during the burn of the first stage, the problem appeared again and when the second stage was supposed to kick in, it failed and the rocket crashed and burned.  After the crash, parts were inspected, and it was discovered that the "Pogo" was so severe that it damaged the second stage rocket nozzles, rendering them unusable, and would have killed the astronauts, if any would have been on board.

The "Landing Module" descent that you shared with all of us also demonstrates the depth of human backup; there seemed to be a human monitoring every sensor on the spacecraft.  You can here this chatter (on the right side of the screen) where monitors are calling out telemetry data almost real-time, as the astronauts are performing tasks.  This deep field of other engineers (monitoring and calculating solutions to problems) no doubt was the reason that NASA could save Apollo 13.

NASA started out trailing the Russians, but won the race to the moon with slow, steady effort that valued human life.

Thanks again, John.

73

Tim
W0TES

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Beatty" <jebeatty@...>
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:11:24 AM
Subject: [CMRA] Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc







Re: Inventory/ Technical Committee

James Whitehill
 

I agree with Gary about not making the equipment list public.  I'm not sure also about placing it in the CMRA group website.  Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but why not have the executive committee members hold the list in a way CMRA members can receive a paper or email copy?  Paper copies could be distributed to members in attendance at one or two of the Tuesday nite club meetings each year.  That would keep active members informed and allow for timely updates.

Jim, N0SSM


Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

Tim Spurgeon
 

John,

Thanks for sharing this. This week I have been watching some yutubes about the Apollo project and I was in awe of how good the equipment looked. The amount of testing (and retesting) performed on every aspect of the project is amazing. For example, a problem discovered prior to any Saturn V launches was a "Pogo" phenomenon where the rockets would oscillate in thrust and slosh the fuel and oxidizer up and down, violently. This cycle of more fuel, less fuel caused the thrust to increase and decrease. The "Pogo" was addressed and fixes made to help insure the smooth fuel/oxidizer flow. They thought the problem was solved. During the launch of the first full mock-up of Saturn V, during the burn of the first stage, the problem appeared again and when the second stage was supposed to kick in, it failed and the rocket crashed and burned. After the crash, parts were inspected, and it was discovered that the "Pogo" was so severe that it damaged the second stage rocket nozzles, rendering them unusable, and would have killed the astronauts, if any would have been on board.

The "Landing Module" descent that you shared with all of us also demonstrates the depth of human backup; there seemed to be a human monitoring every sensor on the spacecraft. You can here this chatter (on the right side of the screen) where monitors are calling out telemetry data almost real-time, as the astronauts are performing tasks. This deep field of other engineers (monitoring and calculating solutions to problems) no doubt was the reason that NASA could save Apollo 13.

NASA started out trailing the Russians, but won the race to the moon with slow, steady effort that valued human life.

Thanks again, John.

73

Tim
W0TES

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Beatty" <jebeatty@...>
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:11:24 AM
Subject: [CMRA] Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc


Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

dee bergstrand
 

That was great John!  Thanks for sharing!

Dee
KC0DEO 


On Jul 6, 2019, at 8:11 AM, John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I 

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc


Re: Inventory/ Technical Committee

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

Just a reminder - I had recently sent email detailing that I have the club's tower (minus one section).  And other stuff. I don't any longer have a copy of that email, so if you need me to detail all that again, please let me know.  Also, to say again, it's not a problem where it is, nobody needs to do anything about it, just want to make sure it's on the list.

Hank kd0bvq



泰 勒
大胡子

On Jul 6, 2019, at 8:23 AM, Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:

I would think that our club inventory would not be a "public" document, on the club web site.  I believe it should be kept on the groups.io site, in the files section.

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Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
Inventory Committee Members-

I am beginning to compile the list of equipment the club currently owns.  In an attempt to organize the list, I am looking for suggestions on the best way to organize the data. 

At first glance, looking at the list provided by Bill, we have approximiately 30+ items to inventory and locate.

Do we want to keep the list on the website or in the CMRA groups account, or???  

Thanks

Lee, KE0OUF


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73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


Re: Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

paul watt
 

Great video, thanks John!!

On Jul 6, 2019 08:11, John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:
On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I 

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc


Re: Inventory/ Technical Committee

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

I would think that our club inventory would not be a "public" document, on the club web site.  I believe it should be kept on the groups.io site, in the files section.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
Inventory Committee Members-

I am beginning to compile the list of equipment the club currently owns.  In an attempt to organize the list, I am looking for suggestions on the best way to organize the data. 

At first glance, looking at the list provided by Bill, we have approximiately 30+ items to inventory and locate.

Do we want to keep the list on the website or in the CMRA groups account, or???  

Thanks

Lee, KE0OUF


--
73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


Apollo 11: The Complete Descent video

John Beatty
 

On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago history was made.  Here's a nice replay of the descent on YouTube (link below) with a good bit of the real-time drama such as alarms going off, they are off course a bit, computer programs acting not very trustworthy and radios dropping in and out of signal (we can relate).  Be sure to share with your kids, grandkids on July 20.  It was special.  I hope you like it.   John - NO0I 

https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc


Re: Inventory/ Technical Committee

John Beatty
 

I'm hopeful we can collect the user docs as well, e.g. PDFs etc. to file on our site.    If we don’t have them, send me an equipment list when complete and I’ll volunteer to locate what we need on the interweb and mfg sites.  
John - NO0I 

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
Inventory Committee Members-

I am beginning to compile the list of equipment the club currently owns.  In an attempt to organize the list, I am looking for suggestions on the best way to organize the data. 

At first glance, looking at the list provided by Bill, we have approximiately 30+ items to inventory and locate.

Do we want to keep the list on the website or in the CMRA groups account, or???  

Thanks

Lee, KE0OUF

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Inventory/ Technical Committee

KE0OUF- Lee Ballenger
 

Inventory Committee Members-

I am beginning to compile the list of equipment the club currently owns.  In an attempt to organize the list, I am looking for suggestions on the best way to organize the data. 

At first glance, looking at the list provided by Bill, we have approximiately 30+ items to inventory and locate.

Do we want to keep the list on the website or in the CMRA groups account, or???  

Thanks

Lee, KE0OUF


Re: 13 Colonies on the Air - Activated

John Beatty
 

Fortunately the participating stations requested to be spotted so you find them on DxWatch.com Hank. 

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:
Any idea what freq's - or even bands - they will be on ?  I don't find that info anywhere on the website.  If it's a matter of hunting all over the entire HF spectrum then count me out.  I don't have that much time.

Hank

泰 勒
大胡子

On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:37 PM, James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:

As a born and bred Connecticut Yankee, I applaud and thank John for this announcement and encourage HF ops to makeQSO's with the event stations in each of the 13 colonies.  The QSL cards look wonderfully historic and Americana.

Jim, N0SSM (ex-N1QV, ex-W1ZRO, ex-W1AMY)

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:
Is anyone planning to work these stations?   They are obviously popular this week.  I have a couple in the log.  You don't need all to snag a certificate. 

http://www.13colonies.net/

73, John - NO0I

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Re: 10-160 meter radion for sale Kenwood TS-930S - addendum

Roy Parker
 

I'm interested. 


On Sun, Jun 30, 2019, 9:50 PM William Johnson <Wdjohnson81@...> wrote:
I wish I had the funds, it looks like a really nice radio. 

73

William, KE0PKO

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019, 6:41 PM Robert Speckhals <raljcolumbia@...> wrote:
Henry had some things come up and unable to purchase.  So radio still avaiable.

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019, 9:08 AM Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:
Oh yes, forgot to ask, has it been modified for CAP-MARS use ?

泰 勒
大胡子

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Hank008@..." <hank008@...>
Date: June 30, 2019 at 9:05:33 AM CDT
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 10-160 meter radion for sale Kenwood TS-930S

I'll take it if nobody else has spoken first.  I have an identical radio in use for many years.  Several years ago an identical one went belly up and by good fortune another became available almost immediately, so if you sell me this one it will be my 4th.  Yep, I love it, good to have a healthy backup.  I presume it come with the Kenwood power supply ?

Hank kd0bvq

泰 勒
大胡子

On Jun 30, 2019, at 8:18 AM, Robert Speckhals <raljcolumbia@...> wrote:

Good morning all,

I have a radio I bought from Don a few years back I would like to sell (See attached pic's).   It is just a little too complicated for me.   I have never made a contact with it, but have listen a lot with it.   I also had it on a antenna at field day and with some help it seem to be transmitting.

 It has a built in antenna tuner and I have the manual.   It did not come with a mic, so there is a new one on unit.

I would like to $200 for this since that is what I paid. 

 

Your interested you can contact me

RALJCOLUMBIA@...

573-819-6074 call or text.

 

Robert Speckhals KD0ITM

 

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io [mailto:main@CMRA.groups.io] On Behalf Of dee bergstrand via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:19 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] 2 meter + 440 mini mobile for sale

 

John,

 

Do you still have this radio for sale?

 

Dee. KC0DEO 


On Jun 25, 2019, at 3:43 PM, John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

I've got a mini mobile BAOJIE 218 mini mobile radio for sale.  It's programmed with the local repeaters.  5/10/25 watts and fan.  Programs like a Baofeng radio.  No issues just want to fund another project.  $50.  Great for a new ham to get on the local nets.   It's small, fits in my Honda Civic perfectly. 

John - NO0I

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

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Re: 13 Colonies on the Air - Activated

Don - KM0R
 

Hi Hank, 

The easiest way to find them is probably using your favorite DX Cluster / Spot list.  If you don't already have a favorite, try this one:  http://www.dxsummit.fi

I pulled up their spot list and see several of the 13 Colonies stations listed in the just past few minutes.  Here are a couple of examples from just a few minutes ago.

14265.0 K2M
14033.0 K2J
14034.3 K2I
14278.0 K2I
I hope this helps!

Don - KM0R


Re: 13 Colonies on the Air - Activated

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

Any idea what freq's - or even bands - they will be on ?  I don't find that info anywhere on the website.  If it's a matter of hunting all over the entire HF spectrum then count me out.  I don't have that much time.

Hank

泰 勒
大胡子

On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:37 PM, James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:

As a born and bred Connecticut Yankee, I applaud and thank John for this announcement and encourage HF ops to makeQSO's with the event stations in each of the 13 colonies.  The QSL cards look wonderfully historic and Americana.

Jim, N0SSM (ex-N1QV, ex-W1ZRO, ex-W1AMY)

On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:
Is anyone planning to work these stations?   They are obviously popular this week.  I have a couple in the log.  You don't need all to snag a certificate. 

http://www.13colonies.net/

73, John - NO0I

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