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Re: Can Morse Code Help Your Brain?

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

If I had a glass, I would totally let you try this out for me.  But alas, I was not selected as one of the few.

ES

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 4:15 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
I'll ask before the CW guys chime in (we all know their answer). And I know listening to 7.200 at night what SSB operations can do to an alleged functional brain.

I decided to make my last remaining neuron (Bessie) exercise a little more by learning cw in a real, qualitative way. I want to do better than my straight key, multiple mistakes at 10 wpm, any mode has to be better than this, pain in the hind end - existence.

I bought a second hand MFJ-564 Iambic key at Raytown, which has a very nice hamfest, by the way, just across the road from a great breakfast joint named The Big Biscuit. I little cleaning, replace the 1/4" stereo plug with a 3.5mm for the Kenwood TS-480HX, and find the right spot to plug it in. Don't use "key", it will only get you a single contact to key the transmitter. Look for the one labeled (you guessed it) "paddle". Now I get to figure out what Iambic A and B means, how to set the speed, and -Holy Smokes - I have three memories I can put up to 250 dots each into!
But I digress, how can something invented around the Civil Way era help me keep my sanity?

If you said something about it, I wasn't listening. Sorry. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00383/full

Yes, Virginia, there is a study out there that says you can stave off dementia by learning a second language. Maybe this won't be a bad experiment after all. Maybe in an era of dying languages, I can do my part to preserve the lost language of the inconvenienced electron.

Or better yet, can I learn Morse Code without studying the AMECO charts and playing those records for hours at a time in the upstairs bedroom? Why yes, Virginia, it appears so! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028115427.htm

Now, who has Google glass that wants to help in the experiment? My wife could benefit from all this science going on! (But don't tell her just yet, she has no idea about my relationship with Bessie.)

'73
de K0PHP sk


Can Morse Code Help Your Brain?

Chris Swisher
 

I'll ask before the CW guys chime in (we all know their answer). And I know listening to 7.200 at night what SSB operations can do to an alleged functional brain.

I decided to make my last remaining neuron (Bessie) exercise a little more by learning cw in a real, qualitative way. I want to do better than my straight key, multiple mistakes at 10 wpm, any mode has to be better than this, pain in the hind end - existence.

I bought a second hand MFJ-564 Iambic key at Raytown, which has a very nice hamfest, by the way, just across the road from a great breakfast joint named The Big Biscuit. I little cleaning, replace the 1/4" stereo plug with a 3.5mm for the Kenwood TS-480HX, and find the right spot to plug it in. Don't use "key", it will only get you a single contact to key the transmitter. Look for the one labeled (you guessed it) "paddle". Now I get to figure out what Iambic A and B means, how to set the speed, and -Holy Smokes - I have three memories I can put up to 250 dots each into!
But I digress, how can something invented around the Civil Way era help me keep my sanity?

If you said something about it, I wasn't listening. Sorry. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00383/full

Yes, Virginia, there is a study out there that says you can stave off dementia by learning a second language. Maybe this won't be a bad experiment after all. Maybe in an era of dying languages, I can do my part to preserve the lost language of the inconvenienced electron.

Or better yet, can I learn Morse Code without studying the AMECO charts and playing those records for hours at a time in the upstairs bedroom? Why yes, Virginia, it appears so! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028115427.htm

Now, who has Google glass that wants to help in the experiment? My wife could benefit from all this science going on! (But don't tell her just yet, she has no idea about my relationship with Bessie.)

'73
de K0PHP sk


Declassified KH-9 talk

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

For those who like electromechanical marvels, watch this talk by an insider who worked inside the KH-9 program, the last spy satellite to use film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PlDD_rMB7I Colloquium: Phil Pressel - Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Obituary for Marie Taylor KD0AXG SK

Mike Morgan
 

Thank you Fred. A very moving Obituary.

----- Original Message -----
From: "fdittric" <fdittric@gmail.com>
To: "main" <main@cmra.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:17:45 PM
Subject: [CMRA] Obituary for Marie Taylor KD0AXG SK

All

Hank KD0BVQ requested that I post his obituary for Marie. See below.

The memorial service will be 2 miles or so from the nearest asphalt
road and I assume that it will be private. Please consider donating
to the hospice mentioned at the end. They did a great service for Marie.

73

Fred AE0FD

******************

Marie died Friday 25 October 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Marie wants cremation and a memorial ceremony in a few weeks or month
so all who wish can have time to make arrangements. It will be led
by our dear friend Sharon, in traditional Native tradition, ending
with having her ashes interred in the Native burial site at the top
of our hill, joining those of Pete Noce and our dear beloved Buddha
Kitty as well as previous Natives. We will circle up and pass the
Talking Stick around s the holder may say anything they wish (or be
silent and pass it on) As we share our thoughts and stories will all
come to know more of Marie collectively than we did individually.

Marie considered both her cancer and her death to be a blessing and
said so many times. She was deeply Zen Buddhist and these are
fundamental tenets of Zen. Some have told me they don't understand
how cancer and death could be blessings. If you look into that
literature you will come to a more profound understanding of
Marie. Please understand that I don't fault anyone for thinking and
feeling the way they do. I just offer this as a way for them to
understand how differently Marie thought and felt about this.

As a direct consequence of her profound Zen, when she got the news of
her ct scans in June she told me that this blessing freed her to drop
all other irrelevant obligations, and live and love with me in Zen
simplicity, maximizing her enjoyment to the end. She embarked on
dumping huge quantities of encumbrances to free her mind and be in
the present moment as much as possible. To sit with me in Zen
meditation mornings and sunset. To accept the challenges of losing
her morning bike ride and then even her ability to walk, as further
simplicity in her life.

I don't mean to make a saint of her. We had some painful times that
removed us from the present moment. But she always got back. We
acknowledged the Hospice motto "to live until you die" and she lived
powerfully and beautifully always and even more so during her last four months.

And it was truly a blessing for both of us. Not all blessings are
easy. This one had its difficult times but she never lost sight of
the blessing.

Her death was especially a blessing. When she awoke that morning
something broke in her belly and she had raging pain that took 1 1/2
hours to get under control with large amounts of morphine and help
from the urgently summoned hospice nurse. Pain broke thru 1/2 hour
later, and it took more breakthru morphine, then sufficient
maintenance morphine ongoingly to assure she was peaceful and pain
free till she breathed her last in the next hours. By which time
her entire sibship had arrived from StLouis, as well as Dave and
Geoff, and all stayed until she was taken to the mortuary.

She truly lived until she died. As the cancer progressed she took
each small setback or loss as another challenge which she always
met. Creative as always, her last and unfinished job was working on
repair of a lovely quilt of her creation, worn out by years of loving
use. She continued studying Chinese and traditional Chinese medicine
and acupuncture and qi points and as was as active as possible in Tai
Chi given that she was wheelchair bound. We rented a golf car and
built a series of ramps so she could get in it and ride the property
and have fun. She got out 3 or 4 times in her final month, that
way. She never gave in to disappointment or depression but just kept
living till her very last day.

She got the scans (reporting extensive spread of cancer to liver and
bones) a few days after our anniversary in July, and lived joyously
and lovingly with me until she departed on Friday 25 October. We had
almost daily opportunity to sit in quiet meditation on the back porch
we built together and watch sunset in this paradise. We cleaned out
and simplified so we could live a simple Zen life together. We
loved and treasured our time together and we knew the cancer was
truly a blessing. Marie told me that one of the most important goals
of her life was to make sure her Mom and Dad were able to spend the
end of their lives in their home. Since she was able to help make
sure this happened, she felt that she had accomplished one very
important purpose of her life, and she was satisfied. She helped her
mother die peacefully surrounded by her loving family and hoped to
get to die that way herself. We made it, and she's safe now.

We talked about and agreed on many things during this time and one
was on the Zen tradition of joyously celebrating the good fortune of
one who got to depart before us, having no fear of death. When my
turn comes I hope to do as well and beautifully as she did. she said
she wished she could become a cloud of energy encircling the earth
with peace and love, because that's what Earth needs so desperately now.

We strongly request no flowers, cards, food or baked goods, and
especially no consolation telephone calls (regular kind ok). If you
wish to do something Marie would love for you to do, make a donation
to the hospice that cared so lovingly and expertly in her final months.
Preferred Hospice
1900 N Providence Rd suite 311
Columbia Missouri 65202


Obituary for Marie Taylor KD0AXG SK

Fred Dittrich
 

All

Hank KD0BVQ requested that I post his obituary for Marie. See below.

The memorial service will be 2 miles or so from the nearest asphalt road and I assume that it will be private. Please consider donating to the hospice mentioned at the end. They did a great service for Marie.

73

Fred AE0FD

******************

Marie died Friday 25 October 2019 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Marie wants cremation and a memorial ceremony in a few weeks or month so all who wish can have time to make arrangements. It will be led by our dear friend Sharon, in traditional Native tradition, ending with having her ashes interred in the Native burial site at the top of our hill, joining those of Pete Noce and our dear beloved Buddha Kitty as well as previous Natives. We will circle up and pass the Talking Stick around s the holder may say anything they wish (or be silent and pass it on) As we share our thoughts and stories will all come to know more of Marie collectively than we did individually.

Marie considered both her cancer and her death to be a blessing and said so many times. She was deeply Zen Buddhist and these are fundamental tenets of Zen. Some have told me they don't understand how cancer and death could be blessings. If you look into that literature you will come to a more profound understanding of Marie. Please understand that I don't fault anyone for thinking and feeling the way they do. I just offer this as a way for them to understand how differently Marie thought and felt about this.

As a direct consequence of her profound Zen, when she got the news of her ct scans in June she told me that this blessing freed her to drop all other irrelevant obligations, and live and love with me in Zen simplicity, maximizing her enjoyment to the end. She embarked on dumping huge quantities of encumbrances to free her mind and be in the present moment as much as possible. To sit with me in Zen meditation mornings and sunset. To accept the challenges of losing her morning bike ride and then even her ability to walk, as further simplicity in her life.

I don't mean to make a saint of her. We had some painful times that removed us from the present moment. But she always got back. We acknowledged the Hospice motto "to live until you die" and she lived powerfully and beautifully always and even more so during her last four months.

And it was truly a blessing for both of us. Not all blessings are easy. This one had its difficult times but she never lost sight of the blessing.

Her death was especially a blessing. When she awoke that morning something broke in her belly and she had raging pain that took 1 1/2 hours to get under control with large amounts of morphine and help from the urgently summoned hospice nurse. Pain broke thru 1/2 hour later, and it took more breakthru morphine, then sufficient maintenance morphine ongoingly to assure she was peaceful and pain free till she breathed her last in the next hours. By which time her entire sibship had arrived from StLouis, as well as Dave and Geoff, and all stayed until she was taken to the mortuary.

She truly lived until she died. As the cancer progressed she took each small setback or loss as another challenge which she always met. Creative as always, her last and unfinished job was working on repair of a lovely quilt of her creation, worn out by years of loving use. She continued studying Chinese and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and qi points and as was as active as possible in Tai Chi given that she was wheelchair bound. We rented a golf car and built a series of ramps so she could get in it and ride the property and have fun. She got out 3 or 4 times in her final month, that way. She never gave in to disappointment or depression but just kept living till her very last day.

She got the scans (reporting extensive spread of cancer to liver and bones) a few days after our anniversary in July, and lived joyously and lovingly with me until she departed on Friday 25 October. We had almost daily opportunity to sit in quiet meditation on the back porch we built together and watch sunset in this paradise. We cleaned out and simplified so we could live a simple Zen life together. We loved and treasured our time together and we knew the cancer was truly a blessing. Marie told me that one of the most important goals of her life was to make sure her Mom and Dad were able to spend the end of their lives in their home. Since she was able to help make sure this happened, she felt that she had accomplished one very important purpose of her life, and she was satisfied. She helped her mother die peacefully surrounded by her loving family and hoped to get to die that way herself. We made it, and she's safe now.

We talked about and agreed on many things during this time and one was on the Zen tradition of joyously celebrating the good fortune of one who got to depart before us, having no fear of death. When my turn comes I hope to do as well and beautifully as she did. she said she wished she could become a cloud of energy encircling the earth with peace and love, because that's what Earth needs so desperately now.

We strongly request no flowers, cards, food or baked goods, and especially no consolation telephone calls (regular kind ok). If you wish to do something Marie would love for you to do, make a donation to the hospice that cared so lovingly and expertly in her final months.
Preferred Hospice
1900 N Providence Rd suite 311
Columbia Missouri 65202


October Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

Minutes for October's CMRA meeting are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on October for 2019 to view or download.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: NanoVNA

Brad Wilmot
 

I’ve got one (was given to me), but the font is way too small for me (I’m legally blind), so I haven’t been able to really try it out yet (also, mine didn’t come with a battery, and I haven’t found one yet…)

I have an AA170, and I can read it, so unless someone comes up with legally-blind-friendly firmware for the nVNA, I’ll likely get rid of it.

 

Brad Wilmot

Systems Administrator

University Place Apartments

W0VHA

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Swisher
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:16 AM
To: tims173@...; cmra@groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] NanoVNA

 

Tim (and CMRA members),

 

The following is the observations and opinions of one quasi-literate and easily distracted ham radio operator:

1. Amazon is your friend, read the peoples' comments who take the time to rate their experiences;

2. The NanoVNA was a collaborative project with a really smart dude with a great idea. A cheap, easily manufactured piece of test equipment that can be improved upon without spending a fortune. The Chinese have taken low cost manufacturing to an art, often at the cost of component (and shielding) removal. There are several versions out there, Mine came with a battery and without shielding. I can take the time to add a diode for battery monitoring and shielding to improve RF isolation, it wasn't in my unit.

3. Don't expect the results that a $60k commercial Vector Network Analyzer will give, be realistic in the returns, and figure out ways to improve your interpretation of the results.

4.The firmware that shipped with my unit was hopelessly behind the curve on the capabilities that are currency offered. The small screen size and my lack of Superman vision led me to tie it into my laptop. To make that connection I had to learn to update firmware using Dfuse software (you'll learn about it later) across a USB in Windows 10. Each of these parts have many facets that could "brick" your new $50 investment.

5. Join the groups.io NanoVNA-users. Like drinking from a firehose, the secret is to slowly acclimate yourself to the environment then jump in. The knowledge base there is incredible, both technically and operationally. (Does the hardware allow this new measurement to be performed?)

6. Check out my 160 meter antenna sweep. It is a 65 foot grounded Rohn 25 with a three element Moseley TA-33M. Gamma shunt fed at 56 feet, the tri-bander acts as a capacitance hat. I had only a VSWR meter and a grid dip oscillator to find the resonant frequency of the tower. I guessed well, it appears.

Notice as well that VSWR(lower right) is a poor substitute for return loss(upper right), which is a much more accurate indication of antenna efficiency. I have worked 42 states and 8 countries on 160 using this antenna, and winter is around the corner!

Here is a phased pair of Cushcraft 11 element two meter yagis.

 

Two things to note: I may have had a aberrant measurement while I moved a feedline. The sweep took about 5 minutes. Ignore that and imagine a smoothed line. There are two different resonant frequencies of this system. It could be that I wasn't exact with the electrical lengths of my homebrew phasing harness, or the antennas may not be tune to the same point of resonance. Either way, increasing usable bandwidth across two meters is a good thing at my QTH.

 

I'm still learning how to use the other capabilities of the unit, including time domain reflectometry. Being able to spot cable faults, and reasonably measure length will save me time in the long run. If you want to expand your vocabulary in RF, which is a good thing, this is a good investment. When you figure out that you need lab grade measurements, this will be a fond memory.

I can put on a presentation that will leave CMRA glassy eyed and asleep if necessary. Alternatively, I might expose myself as a fraud on the RF expert level.

 

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 9:16 AM <tims173@...> wrote:

Chris,

Who did you buy your NanoVNA from.  I have looked on eBay and noticed there is quite a variety of combinations of pieces and parts from different sellers.

After testing it, do you still recommend it?

Thanks.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES


Re: NanoVNA

Tim Spurgeon
 

Chris,

Thanks for the informative and humorous reply to my question, and thank you for buying the NanoVNA and investigating its performance.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES

**************************************

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Swisher" <komu8ce@gmail.com>
To: tims173@mchsi.com, cmra@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:15:39 AM
Subject: Re: NanoVNA

Tim (and CMRA members),

The following is the observations and opinions of one quasi-literate and
easily distracted ham radio operator:
1. Amazon is your friend, read the peoples' comments who take the time to
rate their experiences;
2. The NanoVNA was a collaborative project with a really smart dude with a
great idea. A cheap, easily manufactured piece of test equipment that can
be improved upon without spending a fortune. The Chinese have taken low
cost manufacturing to an art, often at the cost of component (and
shielding) removal. There are several versions out there, Mine came with a
battery and without shielding. I can take the time to add a diode for
battery monitoring and shielding to improve RF isolation, it wasn't in my
unit.
3. Don't expect the results that a $60k commercial Vector Network Analyzer
will give, be realistic in the returns, and figure out ways to improve your
interpretation of the results.
4.The firmware that shipped with my unit was hopelessly behind the curve on
the capabilities that are currency offered. The small screen size and my
lack of Superman vision led me to tie it into my laptop. To make that
connection I had to learn to update firmware using Dfuse software (you'll
learn about it later) across a USB in Windows 10. Each of these parts have
many facets that could "brick" your new $50 investment.
5. Join the groups.io NanoVNA-users. Like drinking from a firehose, the
secret is to slowly acclimate yourself to the environment then jump in. The
knowledge base there is incredible, both technically and operationally.
(Does the hardware allow this new measurement to be performed?)
6. Check out my 160 meter antenna sweep. It is a 65 foot grounded Rohn 25
with a three element Moseley TA-33M. Gamma shunt fed at 56 feet, the
tri-bander acts as a capacitance hat. I had only a VSWR meter and a grid
dip oscillator to find the resonant frequency of the tower. I guessed well,
it appears.
[image: NanoVNA160MVERT.jpg]
Notice as well that VSWR(lower right) is a poor substitute for return
loss(upper right), which is a much more accurate indication of antenna
efficiency. I have worked 42 states and 8 countries on 160 using this
antenna, and winter is around the corner!
Here is a phased pair of Cushcraft 11 element two meter yagis.
[image: NanoVNA2Mdual11elbeams.jpg]

Two things to note: I may have had a aberrant measurement while I moved a
feedline. The sweep took about 5 minutes. Ignore that and imagine a
smoothed line. There are two different resonant frequencies of this system.
It could be that I wasn't exact with the electrical lengths of my homebrew
phasing harness, or the antennas may not be tune to the same point of
resonance. Either way, increasing usable bandwidth across two meters is a
good thing at my QTH.

I'm still learning how to use the other capabilities of the unit, including
time domain reflectometry. Being able to spot cable faults, and reasonably
measure length will save me time in the long run. If you want to expand
your vocabulary in RF, which is a good thing, this is a good investment.
When you figure out that you need lab grade measurements, this will be a
fond memory.
I can put on a presentation that will leave CMRA glassy eyed and asleep if
necessary. Alternatively, I might expose myself as a fraud on the RF expert
level.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 9:16 AM <tims173@mchsi.com> wrote:

Chris,

Who did you buy your NanoVNA from. I have looked on eBay and noticed
there is quite a variety of combinations of pieces and parts from different
sellers.

After testing it, do you still recommend it?

Thanks.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES


Re: NanoVNA

dooda day
 

Thanks for these comments.  This is a nifty device, within its limits.

Dave

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 10:16 AM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Tim (and CMRA members),

The following is the observations and opinions of one quasi-literate and easily distracted ham radio operator:
1. Amazon is your friend, read the peoples' comments who take the time to rate their experiences;
2. The NanoVNA was a collaborative project with a really smart dude with a great idea. A cheap, easily manufactured piece of test equipment that can be improved upon without spending a fortune. The Chinese have taken low cost manufacturing to an art, often at the cost of component (and shielding) removal. There are several versions out there, Mine came with a battery and without shielding. I can take the time to add a diode for battery monitoring and shielding to improve RF isolation, it wasn't in my unit.
3. Don't expect the results that a $60k commercial Vector Network Analyzer will give, be realistic in the returns, and figure out ways to improve your interpretation of the results.
4.The firmware that shipped with my unit was hopelessly behind the curve on the capabilities that are currency offered. The small screen size and my lack of Superman vision led me to tie it into my laptop. To make that connection I had to learn to update firmware using Dfuse software (you'll learn about it later) across a USB in Windows 10. Each of these parts have many facets that could "brick" your new $50 investment.
5. Join the groups.io NanoVNA-users. Like drinking from a firehose, the secret is to slowly acclimate yourself to the environment then jump in. The knowledge base there is incredible, both technically and operationally. (Does the hardware allow this new measurement to be performed?)
6. Check out my 160 meter antenna sweep. It is a 65 foot grounded Rohn 25 with a three element Moseley TA-33M. Gamma shunt fed at 56 feet, the tri-bander acts as a capacitance hat. I had only a VSWR meter and a grid dip oscillator to find the resonant frequency of the tower. I guessed well, it appears.
NanoVNA160MVERT.jpg
Notice as well that VSWR(lower right) is a poor substitute for return loss(upper right), which is a much more accurate indication of antenna efficiency. I have worked 42 states and 8 countries on 160 using this antenna, and winter is around the corner!
Here is a phased pair of Cushcraft 11 element two meter yagis.
NanoVNA2Mdual11elbeams.jpg

Two things to note: I may have had a aberrant measurement while I moved a feedline. The sweep took about 5 minutes. Ignore that and imagine a smoothed line. There are two different resonant frequencies of this system. It could be that I wasn't exact with the electrical lengths of my homebrew phasing harness, or the antennas may not be tune to the same point of resonance. Either way, increasing usable bandwidth across two meters is a good thing at my QTH.

I'm still learning how to use the other capabilities of the unit, including time domain reflectometry. Being able to spot cable faults, and reasonably measure length will save me time in the long run. If you want to expand your vocabulary in RF, which is a good thing, this is a good investment. When you figure out that you need lab grade measurements, this will be a fond memory.
I can put on a presentation that will leave CMRA glassy eyed and asleep if necessary. Alternatively, I might expose myself as a fraud on the RF expert level.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 9:16 AM <tims173@...> wrote:
Chris,

Who did you buy your NanoVNA from.  I have looked on eBay and noticed there is quite a variety of combinations of pieces and parts from different sellers.

After testing it, do you still recommend it?

Thanks.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES


Re: NanoVNA

Chris Swisher
 

Tim (and CMRA members),

The following is the observations and opinions of one quasi-literate and easily distracted ham radio operator:
1. Amazon is your friend, read the peoples' comments who take the time to rate their experiences;
2. The NanoVNA was a collaborative project with a really smart dude with a great idea. A cheap, easily manufactured piece of test equipment that can be improved upon without spending a fortune. The Chinese have taken low cost manufacturing to an art, often at the cost of component (and shielding) removal. There are several versions out there, Mine came with a battery and without shielding. I can take the time to add a diode for battery monitoring and shielding to improve RF isolation, it wasn't in my unit.
3. Don't expect the results that a $60k commercial Vector Network Analyzer will give, be realistic in the returns, and figure out ways to improve your interpretation of the results.
4.The firmware that shipped with my unit was hopelessly behind the curve on the capabilities that are currency offered. The small screen size and my lack of Superman vision led me to tie it into my laptop. To make that connection I had to learn to update firmware using Dfuse software (you'll learn about it later) across a USB in Windows 10. Each of these parts have many facets that could "brick" your new $50 investment.
5. Join the groups.io NanoVNA-users. Like drinking from a firehose, the secret is to slowly acclimate yourself to the environment then jump in. The knowledge base there is incredible, both technically and operationally. (Does the hardware allow this new measurement to be performed?)
6. Check out my 160 meter antenna sweep. It is a 65 foot grounded Rohn 25 with a three element Moseley TA-33M. Gamma shunt fed at 56 feet, the tri-bander acts as a capacitance hat. I had only a VSWR meter and a grid dip oscillator to find the resonant frequency of the tower. I guessed well, it appears.
NanoVNA160MVERT.jpg
Notice as well that VSWR(lower right) is a poor substitute for return loss(upper right), which is a much more accurate indication of antenna efficiency. I have worked 42 states and 8 countries on 160 using this antenna, and winter is around the corner!
Here is a phased pair of Cushcraft 11 element two meter yagis.
NanoVNA2Mdual11elbeams.jpg

Two things to note: I may have had a aberrant measurement while I moved a feedline. The sweep took about 5 minutes. Ignore that and imagine a smoothed line. There are two different resonant frequencies of this system. It could be that I wasn't exact with the electrical lengths of my homebrew phasing harness, or the antennas may not be tune to the same point of resonance. Either way, increasing usable bandwidth across two meters is a good thing at my QTH.

I'm still learning how to use the other capabilities of the unit, including time domain reflectometry. Being able to spot cable faults, and reasonably measure length will save me time in the long run. If you want to expand your vocabulary in RF, which is a good thing, this is a good investment. When you figure out that you need lab grade measurements, this will be a fond memory.
I can put on a presentation that will leave CMRA glassy eyed and asleep if necessary. Alternatively, I might expose myself as a fraud on the RF expert level.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 9:16 AM <tims173@...> wrote:
Chris,

Who did you buy your NanoVNA from.  I have looked on eBay and noticed there is quite a variety of combinations of pieces and parts from different sellers.

After testing it, do you still recommend it?

Thanks.

73

Tim E. Spurgeon
W0TES


Re: NanoVNA

Fred Dittrich
 

Chris

Thanks for bird dogging this. I am happy with my AA-600 but at this almost pocket change price, I think anyone who has any question about what their antenna is doing and wants to know RIGHT NOW, this looks like a must to have in the shack.

73

Fred AE0FD



At 03:36 PM 10/22/2019, you wrote:
https://hackaday.com/2019/08/11/nanovna-is-a-50-vector-network-analyzer/

I couldn't stand it any longer, and ordered one of these for evaluation. It now is capable of 50 kHz to 1.5 gHz and supports time domain reflectometry, and talks to a Windows 10 or iOS laptop over the USB. Anyone else playing?


Re: NanoVNA

kc0pah
 

I am very curious about that device.  Please post a followup if it works well or very badly.

tia
Mike KC0PAH

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:

I couldn't stand it any longer, and ordered one of these for evaluation. It now is capable of 50 kHz to 1.5 gHz and supports time domain reflectometry, and talks to a Windows 10 or iOS laptop over the USB. Anyone else playing?




NanoVNA

Chris Swisher
 


I couldn't stand it any longer, and ordered one of these for evaluation. It now is capable of 50 kHz to 1.5 gHz and supports time domain reflectometry, and talks to a Windows 10 or iOS laptop over the USB. Anyone else playing?


Cool Website that might be intersting to look at

Cody
 

Hey yall I found this cool website for may different things.  I looking to build a patch bay a certain way for some audio production for my small home studio I use for myself an came aross this website an thought I share it.  Lot cool parts an didn’t know if it might be helpful to anyone here.

https://www.amphenol.com/

 

 

Thanks From Cody Garrett,

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VE Testing

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

Just a reminder that VE testing is tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:00 PM at the Lenoir Woods Community Center at 1 Hourigan Drive, Columbia, MO.

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Re: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED RELAY AS DESIRED

Cody
 

Cory a friend of.mine sent this to me after I showed him the email,W0KEH in KC
He said I could forward this to the group. He ask me to share this tho...
but make sure to say that it actually comes from K6JAT. Thanks hope this helps
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Laurance Staples <larrystaples@...>
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 16:47
Subject: [LarrysList] The FINAL word on the California not playing well with Hams debacle...
To: larrys list <larryslist@...>


"Have you heard reports claiming that "California declares Ham Radio no longer a benefit, severs ties across state" and "CalFire is causing removal of ham radio emergency communications infrastructure from entire State of California?" Our ARRL Pacific Division Director, Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, offers the following facts that explain the issue that has arisen with few amateur repeaters on CalFire premises that have not properly identified their association with local emergency support.

"The State of California has not made any determination we can find 'that Ham Radio [is] no longer a benefit.' What happened is that CAL FIRE has transferred responsibility for its communications sites to its property management department. That department has the task of evaluating each site, its condition, use and tenants. If a repeater not known to be associated with the emergency management function of a local jurisdiction is found in a CAL FIRE vault, the default action is to move it out or subject it to commercial rental rates."

"Our contact in the California Office of Emergency Services suggests that, if any affected repeater is in any way involved with local emergency or government support activity, they should ask that agency to engage with CAL FIRE concerning the repeater. If the agency makes the case, there is a good chance that the repeater will be unaffected."

"Their advice is not to elevate this to State Legislators or the Governor's office. In Southern California, wherein sites managed by the U.S. Forest Service have required repeater owners to post bonds to cover the dismantling of their sites if they cease operation. Negotiation has resulted in considerable easing of the original requirements and a modification of terms to help mitigate the short-term financial impact on those repeater owners."

73, Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, Pacific Division Director"

So lets PLEASE put this to bed…

Chuck Kraly, K0XM
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From: Corey <kc0yns@...>
Date: 10/12/19 2:16 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: BCARES Group <bcares@groups.io>, cmra@groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED RELAY AS DESIRED

By the way I spoke two a couple 6 landers on Thursday using DMR repeater, When I brought this up to these guys it was confirmed. One told me they are going to lose 80 percent of their towers. In fact he also mentioned they didn’t allow much time to pull the equipment from the tower sites. One site was torn down and dozed.   They claimed the equipment wasn’t properly labled. & Owner couldn’t be found,     What a darn shame,   Corey 




On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2:04 PM, kc0yns@... wrote:






Begin forwarded message:

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:34 AM, aar7dz@... <aar7dz@...> wrote:




Subject: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED   RELAY AS DESIRED
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:28:40 +0000 (UTC)

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit-demands-ham-radio-repeater-infrastructure-to-be-removed
 
(source: stevequayle.com)

California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit; Demands Ham radio repeater infrastructure to be Removed

Nation News Desk 10 October 2019 Hits: 9430
11 Comments
California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, demanding REMOVAL of Repeater sites from public property, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies.
(First they cut electric, now they want to cut communications.  See what's actually going out out there?)
In a letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claim that “constantly changing technological advances� has made Ham radio obsolete during an emergency.
Keep in mind; this is a state that is currently shutting power down in 34 of its counties because its infrastructure cannot handle 20-30 mph winds without risking wildfire breakouts throughout the state.

What is a Ham Radio Repeater

An amateur radio repeater system is a two-way radio system that takes weaker or low-level amateur radio signals and retransmits them at a higher level or higher power so that the radio signal can cover longer distances without degradation. It is a vital part of the local emergency communications system, and Ham Radio operators have been using them for decades to provide support during disasters that take out local communication infrastructure.

Why would they remove something that is the last line of defense during a disaster?

What is infuriating here is people are going to die because of this decision.
It costs the State of California nothing to allow these repeaters on public land; in fact, Ham Radio Operators pay for the equipment and maintain the equipment at their own cost.
Ham Radio operators also make nothing from running these radio repeaters; they do so as a service to the public to help ensure the public’s safety during natural disasters and emergencies.
Here's a good explanation from a HAM operator:
While paying billions of dollars a year to cater to illegal immigrants and welfare bums, California is now targeting hard-working Ham operators who provide critical and vital Disaster Emergency Communications. These people have absolutely lost their minds!

There is a nationwide effort to Kill Ham Radio

My off the grid ham radioEven most Hams haven’t taken notice, but in 2012 the federal government launched FirstNet, a public safety nationwide broadband network that many in the government think will make Ham radio operators obsolete. In reality, its nothing more than a $47 Billion Federal Cell Phone Network that itself is already obsolete. In fact, it needs LOTS of infrastructure to function, and it creates multiple, single points of failure.
The real story here is Ham Radio is a threat to the government. We make them look stupid! They spend billions on infrastructure that breaks down, while we can literally take a hundred bucks in equipment, some random wires, and in minutes set up a radio system that can communicate with anyone in the world.
Hell, I’ve used my kid’s slinky, some Television Coax Cable, and a solar battery system to build a mobile rig that I’ve used to talk to people around the world — You can check out the Radio Rig Here.
They don’t want the public to realize that we can take care of ourselves, and do a much better and cheaper job doing so!
More importantly, THEY DON'T WANT AMERICANS TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE VIA METHODS THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT SHUT OFF. 
Right now, government can shut off home telephones, cellular phones, the internet/email, but they can't shut off HAM Radio.  They can't control what is transmitted or who hears it.  Government doesn't like that.
California thinks it's going Communist.  China is heavily influencing public officials and public policy in that state; and quite a number of people think THIS shows they intend to INVADE, use California as a foothold, and move from there.   
Cutting-off American's ability to communicate would be very helpful in such an invasion situation.  California is now trying to achieve that.  
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     Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
    Thanks to the evil Dianne Feinstein and her scrawny husband major portions of California’s farm land and produce go to China. Mr. Trump got the Port of Long Beach back from the Chinese but it still leaves the Port of Los Angeles and the valuable inland Port of Stockton in Chinese control. I know that a lot of people are leaving, but I hope people will stay and fight for California. It would be better for the US. I also hope Mr. Trump will arrest the traitors in Sacramento. This year the attorney general of California banned AR-15s and implemented a “buybackâ€� as far as I know no guns have been turned in.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    Just declare war with China ...... ALL of their possessions and interests are forfeited .
        Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
        We do have guns Britered and we know how to use them.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    If Kaliphornians do not take up arms and throw out their dictators they deserve what is coming to destroy them ..............Oooops they don't have any arms ......oh, well
    HJ Richards · 9 hours ago
    From Alex Jones web site ....https://www.infowars.com/california-shutting-down-ham-radio-networks-despite-recent-wildfires-blackouts/
    Doug Brown · 13 hours ago
    Two million without power in CA.
    Operation of Long Beach Port taken from the Chinese.
    Ham Radios declared obsolete.
    Hal, connect the dots for us.
    Is something bigger going on?
        Grim · 12 hours ago
        The treasonous Communists who run California are activating a plan they've been working on for years now, to remove the state from the US. Of course, they'll then invite their partners in this crime to come in and take possession and that partner is China. Thanks to China being given control of major US ports such as Long Beach years ago and our porous border, it's now estimated we might have as many as 5 million Communist Chinese nationals inside the country. Oh, and they've also been bringing their military equipment in through the ports for years, as well.

        What we're facing, is literally three things happening simultaneously. A foreign invasion through the UN and the Kigali principles treaty that Obama signed us onto in Dec 2016, which allows UN troops to occupy member nations at their discretion not ours, for *peacekeeping* purposes. We're also facing the kickoff of an engineered hot civil war and if that weren't enough, we'll probably see an economic collapse as well. The Federal Reserve began pumping $85 billion+ into the markets through the central banks every night a few weeks ago, but was supposed to end it sometime around Oct 10th. However, they just extended that date to at least mid-November and increased the amount to $150 billion per night. This should tell anyone that the markets are on the verge of total collapse.

        What all of this adds up to, is a multi-faceted plot to collapse and destroy our country and we're on the verge of it happening right now. Our government was infiltrated and taken over years ago and we're about to see the endgame of their plots coming to fruition. However, President Trump and other loyalists within what's left of our government and military are attempting to stop it, hence the military reserve call up the other day, massive military movements within the country and many other things happening.....Buckle up and get ready, because Hell's coming to breakfast....
        Read more
    HJ Richards · 13 hours ago
    There are almost as many Ham radios as operators as guns. The bigger issue we are all registered and licensed by the government, so they know all the operators and where our registered station is located. Most serious operators have equipment that can be deployed any where in a very short time. Don't fret ham radio will not go away and they know its useless to try.
    Grim · 16 hours ago
    Eliminating communications is one of the primary goals of an enemy before they commence the invasion.
        Joey Williams · 14 hours ago
        You are 100% correct.
    Robert Lyda · 16 hours ago
    WTF! This is criminal corruption! The radios are private property and shall not be infringed!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    Plus, they cant ban CB RADIOS.
    No license required for those.
        Judith Rollings · 17 hours ago
        No but they can decide to prohibit or limit the sale of them.
            MATTHEW DEGUMBIA · 15 hours ago
            That would be difficult to do. There are literally millions of them out there for sale at Truck Stops, Discount Stores, Flea Markets and private hands. I have three in my garage and have three more in the hands of truckers and ex-truckers. Time to dust them off and try them out!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    This is some bullshit. Hal, you are correct. They are trying to eliminate our sources of communication to control us. My blind uncle was a ham operator. He had a tower on the side of his house with a rotor. Here in the south, our weather service depends on trained storm and tornado spotters that communicate by ham radio. There is something bad coming to california because the stupid idiots know and wont tell the public.
    Jonathan Munday · 23 hours ago
    HAM radio is usually the only form of communication working after a disaster like a hurricane or tornado.


 
 
 
 



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the best men rot in filthy jails,
And those who cried ‘appease, appease’
Are hanged by those they tried to please.�
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Tuskegee Airman's 332nd Fighter Group,
 


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Re: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED RELAY AS DESIRED

Corey
 

By the way I spoke two a couple 6 landers on Thursday using DMR repeater, When I brought this up to these guys it was confirmed. One told me they are going to lose 80 percent of their towers. In fact he also mentioned they didn’t allow much time to pull the equipment from the tower sites. One site was torn down and dozed.   They claimed the equipment wasn’t properly labled. & Owner couldn’t be found,     What a darn shame,   Corey 




On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2:04 PM, kc0yns@... wrote:






Begin forwarded message:

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:34 AM, aar7dz@... <aar7dz@...> wrote:




Subject: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED   RELAY AS DESIRED
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:28:40 +0000 (UTC)

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit-demands-ham-radio-repeater-infrastructure-to-be-removed
 
(source: stevequayle.com)

California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit; Demands Ham radio repeater infrastructure to be Removed

Nation News Desk 10 October 2019 Hits: 9430
11 Comments
California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, demanding REMOVAL of Repeater sites from public property, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies.
(First they cut electric, now they want to cut communications.  See what's actually going out out there?)
In a letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claim that “constantly changing technological advances� has made Ham radio obsolete during an emergency.
Keep in mind; this is a state that is currently shutting power down in 34 of its counties because its infrastructure cannot handle 20-30 mph winds without risking wildfire breakouts throughout the state.

What is a Ham Radio Repeater

An amateur radio repeater system is a two-way radio system that takes weaker or low-level amateur radio signals and retransmits them at a higher level or higher power so that the radio signal can cover longer distances without degradation. It is a vital part of the local emergency communications system, and Ham Radio operators have been using them for decades to provide support during disasters that take out local communication infrastructure.

Why would they remove something that is the last line of defense during a disaster?

What is infuriating here is people are going to die because of this decision.
It costs the State of California nothing to allow these repeaters on public land; in fact, Ham Radio Operators pay for the equipment and maintain the equipment at their own cost.
Ham Radio operators also make nothing from running these radio repeaters; they do so as a service to the public to help ensure the public’s safety during natural disasters and emergencies.
Here's a good explanation from a HAM operator:
While paying billions of dollars a year to cater to illegal immigrants and welfare bums, California is now targeting hard-working Ham operators who provide critical and vital Disaster Emergency Communications. These people have absolutely lost their minds!

There is a nationwide effort to Kill Ham Radio

My off the grid ham radioEven most Hams haven’t taken notice, but in 2012 the federal government launched FirstNet, a public safety nationwide broadband network that many in the government think will make Ham radio operators obsolete. In reality, its nothing more than a $47 Billion Federal Cell Phone Network that itself is already obsolete. In fact, it needs LOTS of infrastructure to function, and it creates multiple, single points of failure.
The real story here is Ham Radio is a threat to the government. We make them look stupid! They spend billions on infrastructure that breaks down, while we can literally take a hundred bucks in equipment, some random wires, and in minutes set up a radio system that can communicate with anyone in the world.
Hell, I’ve used my kid’s slinky, some Television Coax Cable, and a solar battery system to build a mobile rig that I’ve used to talk to people around the world — You can check out the Radio Rig Here.
They don’t want the public to realize that we can take care of ourselves, and do a much better and cheaper job doing so!
More importantly, THEY DON'T WANT AMERICANS TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE VIA METHODS THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT SHUT OFF. 
Right now, government can shut off home telephones, cellular phones, the internet/email, but they can't shut off HAM Radio.  They can't control what is transmitted or who hears it.  Government doesn't like that.
California thinks it's going Communist.  China is heavily influencing public officials and public policy in that state; and quite a number of people think THIS shows they intend to INVADE, use California as a foothold, and move from there.   
Cutting-off American's ability to communicate would be very helpful in such an invasion situation.  California is now trying to achieve that.  
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     Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
    Thanks to the evil Dianne Feinstein and her scrawny husband major portions of California’s farm land and produce go to China. Mr. Trump got the Port of Long Beach back from the Chinese but it still leaves the Port of Los Angeles and the valuable inland Port of Stockton in Chinese control. I know that a lot of people are leaving, but I hope people will stay and fight for California. It would be better for the US. I also hope Mr. Trump will arrest the traitors in Sacramento. This year the attorney general of California banned AR-15s and implemented a “buybackâ€� as far as I know no guns have been turned in.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    Just declare war with China ...... ALL of their possessions and interests are forfeited .
        Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
        We do have guns Britered and we know how to use them.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    If Kaliphornians do not take up arms and throw out their dictators they deserve what is coming to destroy them ..............Oooops they don't have any arms ......oh, well
    HJ Richards · 9 hours ago
    From Alex Jones web site ....https://www.infowars.com/california-shutting-down-ham-radio-networks-despite-recent-wildfires-blackouts/
    Doug Brown · 13 hours ago
    Two million without power in CA.
    Operation of Long Beach Port taken from the Chinese.
    Ham Radios declared obsolete.
    Hal, connect the dots for us.
    Is something bigger going on?
        Grim · 12 hours ago
        The treasonous Communists who run California are activating a plan they've been working on for years now, to remove the state from the US. Of course, they'll then invite their partners in this crime to come in and take possession and that partner is China. Thanks to China being given control of major US ports such as Long Beach years ago and our porous border, it's now estimated we might have as many as 5 million Communist Chinese nationals inside the country. Oh, and they've also been bringing their military equipment in through the ports for years, as well.

        What we're facing, is literally three things happening simultaneously. A foreign invasion through the UN and the Kigali principles treaty that Obama signed us onto in Dec 2016, which allows UN troops to occupy member nations at their discretion not ours, for *peacekeeping* purposes. We're also facing the kickoff of an engineered hot civil war and if that weren't enough, we'll probably see an economic collapse as well. The Federal Reserve began pumping $85 billion+ into the markets through the central banks every night a few weeks ago, but was supposed to end it sometime around Oct 10th. However, they just extended that date to at least mid-November and increased the amount to $150 billion per night. This should tell anyone that the markets are on the verge of total collapse.

        What all of this adds up to, is a multi-faceted plot to collapse and destroy our country and we're on the verge of it happening right now. Our government was infiltrated and taken over years ago and we're about to see the endgame of their plots coming to fruition. However, President Trump and other loyalists within what's left of our government and military are attempting to stop it, hence the military reserve call up the other day, massive military movements within the country and many other things happening.....Buckle up and get ready, because Hell's coming to breakfast....
        Read more
    HJ Richards · 13 hours ago
    There are almost as many Ham radios as operators as guns. The bigger issue we are all registered and licensed by the government, so they know all the operators and where our registered station is located. Most serious operators have equipment that can be deployed any where in a very short time. Don't fret ham radio will not go away and they know its useless to try.
    Grim · 16 hours ago
    Eliminating communications is one of the primary goals of an enemy before they commence the invasion.
        Joey Williams · 14 hours ago
        You are 100% correct.
    Robert Lyda · 16 hours ago
    WTF! This is criminal corruption! The radios are private property and shall not be infringed!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    Plus, they cant ban CB RADIOS.
    No license required for those.
        Judith Rollings · 17 hours ago
        No but they can decide to prohibit or limit the sale of them.
            MATTHEW DEGUMBIA · 15 hours ago
            That would be difficult to do. There are literally millions of them out there for sale at Truck Stops, Discount Stores, Flea Markets and private hands. I have three in my garage and have three more in the hands of truckers and ex-truckers. Time to dust them off and try them out!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    This is some bullshit. Hal, you are correct. They are trying to eliminate our sources of communication to control us. My blind uncle was a ham operator. He had a tower on the side of his house with a rotor. Here in the south, our weather service depends on trained storm and tornado spotters that communicate by ham radio. There is something bad coming to california because the stupid idiots know and wont tell the public.
    Jonathan Munday · 23 hours ago
    HAM radio is usually the only form of communication working after a disaster like a hurricane or tornado.


 
 
 
 



“No man survives when freedom fails,
the best men rot in filthy jails,
And those who cried ‘appease, appease’
Are hanged by those they tried to please.�
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Tuskegee Airman's 332nd Fighter Group,
 


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Fw: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED RELAY AS DESIRED

Corey
 






Begin forwarded message:


On Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:34 AM, aar7dz@... <aar7dz@...> wrote:




Subject: HAM RADIO NO LONGER NEEDED   RELAY AS DESIRED
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:28:40 +0000 (UTC)

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/california-officials-declare-ham-radio-no-longer-a-benefit-demands-ham-radio-repeater-infrastructure-to-be-removed
 
(source: stevequayle.com)

California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit; Demands Ham radio repeater infrastructure to be Removed

Nation News Desk 10 October 2019 Hits: 9430
11 Comments
California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, demanding REMOVAL of Repeater sites from public property, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies.
(First they cut electric, now they want to cut communications.  See what's actually going out out there?)
In a letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claim that “constantly changing technological advances� has made Ham radio obsolete during an emergency.
Keep in mind; this is a state that is currently shutting power down in 34 of its counties because its infrastructure cannot handle 20-30 mph winds without risking wildfire breakouts throughout the state.

What is a Ham Radio Repeater

An amateur radio repeater system is a two-way radio system that takes weaker or low-level amateur radio signals and retransmits them at a higher level or higher power so that the radio signal can cover longer distances without degradation. It is a vital part of the local emergency communications system, and Ham Radio operators have been using them for decades to provide support during disasters that take out local communication infrastructure.

Why would they remove something that is the last line of defense during a disaster?

What is infuriating here is people are going to die because of this decision.
It costs the State of California nothing to allow these repeaters on public land; in fact, Ham Radio Operators pay for the equipment and maintain the equipment at their own cost.
Ham Radio operators also make nothing from running these radio repeaters; they do so as a service to the public to help ensure the public’s safety during natural disasters and emergencies.
Here's a good explanation from a HAM operator:
While paying billions of dollars a year to cater to illegal immigrants and welfare bums, California is now targeting hard-working Ham operators who provide critical and vital Disaster Emergency Communications. These people have absolutely lost their minds!

There is a nationwide effort to Kill Ham Radio

My off the grid ham radioEven most Hams haven’t taken notice, but in 2012 the federal government launched FirstNet, a public safety nationwide broadband network that many in the government think will make Ham radio operators obsolete. In reality, its nothing more than a $47 Billion Federal Cell Phone Network that itself is already obsolete. In fact, it needs LOTS of infrastructure to function, and it creates multiple, single points of failure.
The real story here is Ham Radio is a threat to the government. We make them look stupid! They spend billions on infrastructure that breaks down, while we can literally take a hundred bucks in equipment, some random wires, and in minutes set up a radio system that can communicate with anyone in the world.
Hell, I’ve used my kid’s slinky, some Television Coax Cable, and a solar battery system to build a mobile rig that I’ve used to talk to people around the world — You can check out the Radio Rig Here.
They don’t want the public to realize that we can take care of ourselves, and do a much better and cheaper job doing so!
More importantly, THEY DON'T WANT AMERICANS TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE VIA METHODS THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT SHUT OFF. 
Right now, government can shut off home telephones, cellular phones, the internet/email, but they can't shut off HAM Radio.  They can't control what is transmitted or who hears it.  Government doesn't like that.
California thinks it's going Communist.  China is heavily influencing public officials and public policy in that state; and quite a number of people think THIS shows they intend to INVADE, use California as a foothold, and move from there.   
Cutting-off American's ability to communicate would be very helpful in such an invasion situation.  California is now trying to achieve that.  
REMINDER: YOU can keep this web site FREE to the General Public by clicking one or more of the ads below which generates Advertiser revenue of two to three cents per click - no purchase necessary by you -- and helps offset operating costs for this web site.
     Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
    Thanks to the evil Dianne Feinstein and her scrawny husband major portions of California’s farm land and produce go to China. Mr. Trump got the Port of Long Beach back from the Chinese but it still leaves the Port of Los Angeles and the valuable inland Port of Stockton in Chinese control. I know that a lot of people are leaving, but I hope people will stay and fight for California. It would be better for the US. I also hope Mr. Trump will arrest the traitors in Sacramento. This year the attorney general of California banned AR-15s and implemented a “buybackâ€� as far as I know no guns have been turned in.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    Just declare war with China ...... ALL of their possessions and interests are forfeited .
        Madeleine Mead · 7 hours ago
        We do have guns Britered and we know how to use them.
    BriteRED · 8 hours ago
    If Kaliphornians do not take up arms and throw out their dictators they deserve what is coming to destroy them ..............Oooops they don't have any arms ......oh, well
    HJ Richards · 9 hours ago
    From Alex Jones web site ....https://www.infowars.com/california-shutting-down-ham-radio-networks-despite-recent-wildfires-blackouts/
    Doug Brown · 13 hours ago
    Two million without power in CA.
    Operation of Long Beach Port taken from the Chinese.
    Ham Radios declared obsolete.
    Hal, connect the dots for us.
    Is something bigger going on?
        Grim · 12 hours ago
        The treasonous Communists who run California are activating a plan they've been working on for years now, to remove the state from the US. Of course, they'll then invite their partners in this crime to come in and take possession and that partner is China. Thanks to China being given control of major US ports such as Long Beach years ago and our porous border, it's now estimated we might have as many as 5 million Communist Chinese nationals inside the country. Oh, and they've also been bringing their military equipment in through the ports for years, as well.

        What we're facing, is literally three things happening simultaneously. A foreign invasion through the UN and the Kigali principles treaty that Obama signed us onto in Dec 2016, which allows UN troops to occupy member nations at their discretion not ours, for *peacekeeping* purposes. We're also facing the kickoff of an engineered hot civil war and if that weren't enough, we'll probably see an economic collapse as well. The Federal Reserve began pumping $85 billion+ into the markets through the central banks every night a few weeks ago, but was supposed to end it sometime around Oct 10th. However, they just extended that date to at least mid-November and increased the amount to $150 billion per night. This should tell anyone that the markets are on the verge of total collapse.

        What all of this adds up to, is a multi-faceted plot to collapse and destroy our country and we're on the verge of it happening right now. Our government was infiltrated and taken over years ago and we're about to see the endgame of their plots coming to fruition. However, President Trump and other loyalists within what's left of our government and military are attempting to stop it, hence the military reserve call up the other day, massive military movements within the country and many other things happening.....Buckle up and get ready, because Hell's coming to breakfast....
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    HJ Richards · 13 hours ago
    There are almost as many Ham radios as operators as guns. The bigger issue we are all registered and licensed by the government, so they know all the operators and where our registered station is located. Most serious operators have equipment that can be deployed any where in a very short time. Don't fret ham radio will not go away and they know its useless to try.
    Grim · 16 hours ago
    Eliminating communications is one of the primary goals of an enemy before they commence the invasion.
        Joey Williams · 14 hours ago
        You are 100% correct.
    Robert Lyda · 16 hours ago
    WTF! This is criminal corruption! The radios are private property and shall not be infringed!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    Plus, they cant ban CB RADIOS.
    No license required for those.
        Judith Rollings · 17 hours ago
        No but they can decide to prohibit or limit the sale of them.
            MATTHEW DEGUMBIA · 15 hours ago
            That would be difficult to do. There are literally millions of them out there for sale at Truck Stops, Discount Stores, Flea Markets and private hands. I have three in my garage and have three more in the hands of truckers and ex-truckers. Time to dust them off and try them out!
    Joey Williams · 22 hours ago
    This is some bullshit. Hal, you are correct. They are trying to eliminate our sources of communication to control us. My blind uncle was a ham operator. He had a tower on the side of his house with a rotor. Here in the south, our weather service depends on trained storm and tornado spotters that communicate by ham radio. There is something bad coming to california because the stupid idiots know and wont tell the public.
    Jonathan Munday · 23 hours ago
    HAM radio is usually the only form of communication working after a disaster like a hurricane or tornado.


 
 
 
 



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