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CMRA Meeting Minutes - the trailer

Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
 

All,

1). Not sure from the minutes why the trailer needs a new place to "live",  but there's plenty of space out here.  Where, b.t.w., the club's antenna tower and miscellaneous related cables etc have been safely stored since the day we took the tower down.  However, it is 15 miles out of town.  If rapid access in an emergency is an issue, this might not work.  If we're planning to get rid of it anyway .......

2). For what it's worth, I'm in favor of selling it.  It is and has been a financial burden to two cash-strapped clubs (BCARES and CMRA).  We have never had an emergency (since acquiring the trailer, anyway) that could have used it, and successful deployment seems unlikely given its chronic state of partial disrepair.

3).  If we decide to keep it I would advocate for a trailer-related fundraiser event for funds to bring it up to snuff and keep it that way in readiness.

4).  As I understand it, there are three other emergency communication trailers in Columbia, one for each of the hospitals.  I am aware of their variable past history of total non-repair and non-workability, but the Boone Hosp one was fully ready for immediate deployment and fully radio equipped the last time I inspected it.  I have heard that the debacle at UMHC has since been corrected as well.  Those institutions have better support and funding (well, potentially, anyway) than we can provide for our trailer, which would seem to be a duplicate.

Sorry, email longer than originally planned, but I consider my comments all relative to the issue, especially in the absence of other discussion.

Hank KD0BVQ


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On Jun 26, 2020, at 10:48 AM, AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:

That is correct - I tabled it to allow sufficient time for members to be aware and comment on the motion, and allow ample time to consider the motion and support or argue against the motion.




73

Brian
ADØUK

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:21 AM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
I believe a change of the minutes is required. Please note that I made a motion to sell the trailer, which was seconded by N0AXZ. Brain then tabled the motion, saying that insufficient comments on the motion prevented action, and that he mentioned that I should email the group soliciting comments. I suggested that the secretary of the organization generate the email, as I am not an officer with CMRA. There was no motion in that statement. I believe that the President tabled the seconded motion before discussion and before a vote could be taken.

Chris Swisher, K0PHP

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:36 PM John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...> wrote:
The June meeting minutes are available at
https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on June for 2020 to view
or download.

The May minutes have also been amended and can be found at the same page
link given above.

73,

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Re: CMRA Meeting Minutes

AD0UK
 

That is correct - I tabled it to allow sufficient time for members to be aware and comment on the motion, and allow ample time to consider the motion and support or argue against the motion.




73

Brian
ADØUK


On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:21 AM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
I believe a change of the minutes is required. Please note that I made a motion to sell the trailer, which was seconded by N0AXZ. Brain then tabled the motion, saying that insufficient comments on the motion prevented action, and that he mentioned that I should email the group soliciting comments. I suggested that the secretary of the organization generate the email, as I am not an officer with CMRA. There was no motion in that statement. I believe that the President tabled the seconded motion before discussion and before a vote could be taken.

Chris Swisher, K0PHP

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:36 PM John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...> wrote:
The June meeting minutes are available at
https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on June for 2020 to view
or download.

The May minutes have also been amended and can be found at the same page
link given above.

73,

John, KC0HSB


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Re: CMRA Meeting Minutes

Chris Swisher
 

I believe a change of the minutes is required. Please note that I made a motion to sell the trailer, which was seconded by N0AXZ. Brain then tabled the motion, saying that insufficient comments on the motion prevented action, and that he mentioned that I should email the group soliciting comments. I suggested that the secretary of the organization generate the email, as I am not an officer with CMRA. There was no motion in that statement. I believe that the President tabled the seconded motion before discussion and before a vote could be taken.

Chris Swisher, K0PHP


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:36 PM John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...> wrote:
The June meeting minutes are available at
https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on June for 2020 to view
or download.

The May minutes have also been amended and can be found at the same page
link given above.

73,

John, KC0HSB


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CMRA Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

The June meeting minutes are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on June for 2020 to view or download.

The May minutes have also been amended and can be found at the same page link given above.

73,

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Re: Exchange for field day

James Whitehill
 

Chris, thanks for putting out that Q&A defining "portable" stations."  You are correct, and I was not, regarding operating with portable equipment from a home location, such as a backyard, deck, or driveway.  Richard (AC0MP)and I, and others I suspect, will be operating in the E class (home station using emergency power).  We will not be meeting another definition of the portable class: "operating in abnormal situations" with less than ideal equipment and facilities.

Having put together a portable station recently, I will simply use Field Day as the occasion for a personal test of my portable antennas and other equipment I have assembled for future, post-virus outings to parks, etc.  At my advanced age, I am scrupulously avoiding a public appearance that might  attract the public or even neighbors (which isolation, ironically, weakens the "publicity" purposes of Field Day).

Best of luck at Rockbridge State Park (which has been very crowded the past few days on weekends)..  Be safe.
Jim, n0ssm

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 5:56 AM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
Thank you Chris and Jim.  I guess I shall be 1 E MO unless I decide to walk to Rockbridge and become 1B Mo, although by Jim’s reading I’ll be 1B Mo at home on the deck. I’ll be using QRP and a portable antenna.   If conditions are really bad I might even turn into a 1 D .

Richard AC0MP

On Jun 22, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:


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Q. We don’t have an area club, but we do have a small group of area hams (generally two or three of us get together for operating events). I have a large-deep property, and we will be setting up in my back yard. What Class would we be? Class A, Class B or ? A. Convenient access across one’s backyard to their home station facilities is not in keeping with the spirit of Class A or Class B portable operations. Such convenient backyard operations on property of home stations remain either Class D (commercial power)or Class E (emergency power), even if home antenna structures are not used. If the station will be a ‘good hike’ away from a home station (eg, at the rear of a several acre lot, or perhaps operating from a farmers field down the road) - clearly away from home conveniences (away from home utilities, or home restrooms/bedrooms, or even eating facilities/refrigerator/kitchen) - then Class A (3 or more persons portable) or Class B (1 or 2 person portable) is appropriate.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 9:59 PM Chris Swisher via groups.io <Komu8ce=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll disagree. Home stations are defined as those operating from a licensed location, ie. where someone with an amateur license resides, and whose license lists that location.

4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations. 4.7. (Class E) Home stations - Emergency power: Same as Class D, but using emergency power for transmitters and receivers. Class E may work all Field Day stations.

Ignore the class D restriction on counting other D contacts, that was temporarily changed. There was a FAQ about locating a portable station on the property, and the ARRL stated it was not in keeping with the spirit of the rule unless the location was "a fair hike across the woods" or "in a farmers' field". The front driveway is not what they would define as portable.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Chris,  I don't read the rules as you do regarding portable stations, regarding a portable's location being a specific minimum distance from home and facilities.  The specific rule defining a portable station is : 

 "Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day."

I interpret this as meaning a portable station is any distance from the in-home radio shack and not using radio equipment  "installed for permanent station use" (such as radio shack installed stuff, coax in the ground, regular permanent antennas,  etc.)  

I will be operating QRP under battery power in my driveway using a portable antenna and portable transceiver and associated non-permamently installed equipment.  That would be  the 1B-Battery class in my calculation.

Unless you have a ruling from ARRL that talks about a "fair hike distance from the home", as you put it, for a portable location, I think stations using portable battery power, portable antennas, and portable gear, etc., regardless of  distance from a house with a permanent  and separate station, are in fact impermanent and, hence, "portable.  
"
I do not think the phrase "must not use facilities for permanent station use" includes the bathroom and other non-radio facilities  because they are not installed for the purpose of permanent radio station use.  

I think the rules on portable stations is intended to eliminate from the "portable" category those big gun, permanent contest stations built specifically to house radio  equipment and permanent antenna farms.   The purpose of Field Day, in part, is to encourage portable operations of various kinds (sources of electrical power, transmitter output powers, number of operators, modes and bands, etc.) that could be used in emergency situations (most eminently when there is no access to commercial power).  

Jim, n0ssm



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Re: Exchange for field day

Hillman, Richard E.
 

Thank you Chris and Jim.  I guess I shall be 1 E MO unless I decide to walk to Rockbridge and become 1B Mo, although by Jim’s reading I’ll be 1B Mo at home on the deck. I’ll be using QRP and a portable antenna.   If conditions are really bad I might even turn into a 1 D .

Richard AC0MP

On Jun 22, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:


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Q. We don’t have an area club, but we do have a small group of area hams (generally two or three of us get together for operating events). I have a large-deep property, and we will be setting up in my back yard. What Class would we be? Class A, Class B or ? A. Convenient access across one’s backyard to their home station facilities is not in keeping with the spirit of Class A or Class B portable operations. Such convenient backyard operations on property of home stations remain either Class D (commercial power)or Class E (emergency power), even if home antenna structures are not used. If the station will be a ‘good hike’ away from a home station (eg, at the rear of a several acre lot, or perhaps operating from a farmers field down the road) - clearly away from home conveniences (away from home utilities, or home restrooms/bedrooms, or even eating facilities/refrigerator/kitchen) - then Class A (3 or more persons portable) or Class B (1 or 2 person portable) is appropriate.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 9:59 PM Chris Swisher via groups.io <Komu8ce=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll disagree. Home stations are defined as those operating from a licensed location, ie. where someone with an amateur license resides, and whose license lists that location.

4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations. 4.7. (Class E) Home stations - Emergency power: Same as Class D, but using emergency power for transmitters and receivers. Class E may work all Field Day stations.

Ignore the class D restriction on counting other D contacts, that was temporarily changed. There was a FAQ about locating a portable station on the property, and the ARRL stated it was not in keeping with the spirit of the rule unless the location was "a fair hike across the woods" or "in a farmers' field". The front driveway is not what they would define as portable.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Chris,  I don't read the rules as you do regarding portable stations, regarding a portable's location being a specific minimum distance from home and facilities.  The specific rule defining a portable station is : 

 "Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day."

I interpret this as meaning a portable station is any distance from the in-home radio shack and not using radio equipment  "installed for permanent station use" (such as radio shack installed stuff, coax in the ground, regular permanent antennas,  etc.)  

I will be operating QRP under battery power in my driveway using a portable antenna and portable transceiver and associated non-permamently installed equipment.  That would be  the 1B-Battery class in my calculation.

Unless you have a ruling from ARRL that talks about a "fair hike distance from the home", as you put it, for a portable location, I think stations using portable battery power, portable antennas, and portable gear, etc., regardless of  distance from a house with a permanent  and separate station, are in fact impermanent and, hence, "portable.  
"
I do not think the phrase "must not use facilities for permanent station use" includes the bathroom and other non-radio facilities  because they are not installed for the purpose of permanent radio station use.  

I think the rules on portable stations is intended to eliminate from the "portable" category those big gun, permanent contest stations built specifically to house radio  equipment and permanent antenna farms.   The purpose of Field Day, in part, is to encourage portable operations of various kinds (sources of electrical power, transmitter output powers, number of operators, modes and bands, etc.) that could be used in emergency situations (most eminently when there is no access to commercial power).  

Jim, n0ssm



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Re: Exchange for field day

Chris Swisher
 


Q. We don’t have an area club, but we do have a small group of area hams (generally two or three of us get together for operating events). I have a large-deep property, and we will be setting up in my back yard. What Class would we be? Class A, Class B or ? A. Convenient access across one’s backyard to their home station facilities is not in keeping with the spirit of Class A or Class B portable operations. Such convenient backyard operations on property of home stations remain either Class D (commercial power)or Class E (emergency power), even if home antenna structures are not used. If the station will be a ‘good hike’ away from a home station (eg, at the rear of a several acre lot, or perhaps operating from a farmers field down the road) - clearly away from home conveniences (away from home utilities, or home restrooms/bedrooms, or even eating facilities/refrigerator/kitchen) - then Class A (3 or more persons portable) or Class B (1 or 2 person portable) is appropriate.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 9:59 PM Chris Swisher via groups.io <Komu8ce=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll disagree. Home stations are defined as those operating from a licensed location, ie. where someone with an amateur license resides, and whose license lists that location.

4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations. 4.7. (Class E) Home stations - Emergency power: Same as Class D, but using emergency power for transmitters and receivers. Class E may work all Field Day stations.

Ignore the class D restriction on counting other D contacts, that was temporarily changed. There was a FAQ about locating a portable station on the property, and the ARRL stated it was not in keeping with the spirit of the rule unless the location was "a fair hike across the woods" or "in a farmers' field". The front driveway is not what they would define as portable.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Chris,  I don't read the rules as you do regarding portable stations, regarding a portable's location being a specific minimum distance from home and facilities.  The specific rule defining a portable station is : 

 "Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day."

I interpret this as meaning a portable station is any distance from the in-home radio shack and not using radio equipment  "installed for permanent station use" (such as radio shack installed stuff, coax in the ground, regular permanent antennas,  etc.)  

I will be operating QRP under battery power in my driveway using a portable antenna and portable transceiver and associated non-permamently installed equipment.  That would be  the 1B-Battery class in my calculation.

Unless you have a ruling from ARRL that talks about a "fair hike distance from the home", as you put it, for a portable location, I think stations using portable battery power, portable antennas, and portable gear, etc., regardless of  distance from a house with a permanent  and separate station, are in fact impermanent and, hence, "portable.  
"
I do not think the phrase "must not use facilities for permanent station use" includes the bathroom and other non-radio facilities  because they are not installed for the purpose of permanent radio station use.  

I think the rules on portable stations is intended to eliminate from the "portable" category those big gun, permanent contest stations built specifically to house radio  equipment and permanent antenna farms.   The purpose of Field Day, in part, is to encourage portable operations of various kinds (sources of electrical power, transmitter output powers, number of operators, modes and bands, etc.) that could be used in emergency situations (most eminently when there is no access to commercial power).  

Jim, n0ssm



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Re: Exchange for field day

Chris Swisher
 

I'll disagree. Home stations are defined as those operating from a licensed location, ie. where someone with an amateur license resides, and whose license lists that location.

4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations. 4.7. (Class E) Home stations - Emergency power: Same as Class D, but using emergency power for transmitters and receivers. Class E may work all Field Day stations.

Ignore the class D restriction on counting other D contacts, that was temporarily changed. There was a FAQ about locating a portable station on the property, and the ARRL stated it was not in keeping with the spirit of the rule unless the location was "a fair hike across the woods" or "in a farmers' field". The front driveway is not what they would define as portable.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Chris,  I don't read the rules as you do regarding portable stations, regarding a portable's location being a specific minimum distance from home and facilities.  The specific rule defining a portable station is : 

 "Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day."

I interpret this as meaning a portable station is any distance from the in-home radio shack and not using radio equipment  "installed for permanent station use" (such as radio shack installed stuff, coax in the ground, regular permanent antennas,  etc.)  

I will be operating QRP under battery power in my driveway using a portable antenna and portable transceiver and associated non-permamently installed equipment.  That would be  the 1B-Battery class in my calculation.

Unless you have a ruling from ARRL that talks about a "fair hike distance from the home", as you put it, for a portable location, I think stations using portable battery power, portable antennas, and portable gear, etc., regardless of  distance from a house with a permanent  and separate station, are in fact impermanent and, hence, "portable.  
"
I do not think the phrase "must not use facilities for permanent station use" includes the bathroom and other non-radio facilities  because they are not installed for the purpose of permanent radio station use.  

I think the rules on portable stations is intended to eliminate from the "portable" category those big gun, permanent contest stations built specifically to house radio  equipment and permanent antenna farms.   The purpose of Field Day, in part, is to encourage portable operations of various kinds (sources of electrical power, transmitter output powers, number of operators, modes and bands, etc.) that could be used in emergency situations (most eminently when there is no access to commercial power).  

Jim, n0ssm



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Re: Exchange for field day

James Whitehill
 

Chris,  I don't read the rules as you do regarding portable stations, regarding a portable's location being a specific minimum distance from home and facilities.  The specific rule defining a portable station is : 

 "Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day."

I interpret this as meaning a portable station is any distance from the in-home radio shack and not using radio equipment  "installed for permanent station use" (such as radio shack installed stuff, coax in the ground, regular permanent antennas,  etc.)  

I will be operating QRP under battery power in my driveway using a portable antenna and portable transceiver and associated non-permamently installed equipment.  That would be  the 1B-Battery class in my calculation.

Unless you have a ruling from ARRL that talks about a "fair hike distance from the home", as you put it, for a portable location, I think stations using portable battery power, portable antennas, and portable gear, etc., regardless of  distance from a house with a permanent  and separate station, are in fact impermanent and, hence, "portable.  
"
I do not think the phrase "must not use facilities for permanent station use" includes the bathroom and other non-radio facilities  because they are not installed for the purpose of permanent radio station use.  

I think the rules on portable stations is intended to eliminate from the "portable" category those big gun, permanent contest stations built specifically to house radio  equipment and permanent antenna farms.   The purpose of Field Day, in part, is to encourage portable operations of various kinds (sources of electrical power, transmitter output powers, number of operators, modes and bands, etc.) that could be used in emergency situations (most eminently when there is no access to commercial power).  

Jim, n0ssm



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Re: Exchange for field day

Chris Swisher
 

Home operations are D if using commercial power, and E if using emergency power. A portable station would not be operating at a licensed location (home) but somewhere a fair hike from home and the amenities  that are present, and would be class B.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:
If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery,  field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP





Exchange for field day

Hillman, Richard E.
 

If operating as a home (commercial power) or portable station On battery, field day what is the proper exchange???

Richard AC0MP


FYI, Field Day Q&A

John W. Smith
 

This evening's edition of Ham Talk Live (hosted by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG) features Paul Bourque, N1SFE, for a Q&A on this year's Field Day.

The show is live at 8 PM CT and usually lasts about 45 minutes. It's available later as a podcast.

Info is at the following link.

https://www.spreaker.com/show/ham-talk-live

73,

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Re: FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

John Beatty
 

Thank you John, much appreciated.

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Subject: [CMRA] FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

The June 2020 issue of American History magazine includes an article claiming Samuel Morse's partner, Alfred Vail, was the one who came up with the system of dots and dashes. Below is the link to the article, which you can read and draw your own conclusions.


https://www.historynet.com/morses-partner-argued-he-invented-famous-code-to-no-a-vail.htm


73,


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FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

John W. Smith
 

The June 2020 issue of American History magazine includes an article claiming Samuel Morse's partner, Alfred Vail, was the one who came up with the system of dots and dashes. Below is the link to the article, which you can read and draw your own conclusions.


https://www.historynet.com/morses-partner-argued-he-invented-famous-code-to-no-a-vail.htm


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: VE Testing Tuesday Night

Chris Swisher
 

ALL Volunteer Examiners:
Bring a personal lawn chair if you want to sit. The chairs/ table are for testing applicants, and will be sprayed with an EPA approved Covid-19 disenfectant pre and post testing. 


On Jun 14, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls@...> wrote:

Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551


Re: VE Testing Tuesday Night

AD0UK
 

Jon,

  Who do you have registered?  That will help to know if I need to tell the person who wants to test to contact you - if you want to send me their names in a private email, please do!! 


73

Brian
ADØUK


On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551


VE Testing Tuesday Night

Jon Cole
 

Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551
colepls@...


Re: Field Day

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Thanks Jim,
So Noted

bill N0axz

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 11:16 AM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Bill,  thanks for giving us the info we need for FD.  One correction, I think..  The ARRL website described CMRA without the period after "Assn".  
I think you put in a period to end the sentence, not to signify an abbreviation.  But the EXACT  write-in for ARRL  has to be without the period after "Assn"

If ARRL's humans check and enter the summary sheets, they might (or might not) accept the period; but a machine checker probably will not.

Jim, n0ssm     

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 10:50 AM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ



--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: Field Day

James Whitehill
 

Bill,  thanks for giving us the info we need for FD.  One correction, I think..  The ARRL website described CMRA without the period after "Assn".  
I think you put in a period to end the sentence, not to signify an abbreviation.  But the EXACT  write-in for ARRL  has to be without the period after "Assn"

If ARRL's humans check and enter the summary sheets, they might (or might not) accept the period; but a machine checker probably will not.

Jim, n0ssm     

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 10:50 AM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Field Day

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ

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