Date   

Field Day Post on k0si.net

John W. Smith
 

I've updated the post about Field Day on the club site to include the link to the KOMU story.


https://k0si.net/2020/06/field-day-2020/


By the way, great job, Ernest.


73,


John, KC0HSB



--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@centurytel.net
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/


Re: FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot

AD0UK
 

ok correction Thanks for "Volunteering"



Brian
ADØUK


On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:57 AM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
Perhaps you should use air quotes around the word volunteer. Thanks for saying yes, KC0EZE!

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:18 AM AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:
I wanted to say that I appreciate what Ernest did when volunteering for the spot to let a reporter come in and ask about Field Day 2020 - here is a link for the spot on KOMU - Field Day 2020 - KOMU


Awesome representation and Thanks again!!


73

Brian
ADØUK


Re: FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot

Ralph Howard
 

Well done!


Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:57:12 AM
To: main@cmra.groups.io <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot
 
Perhaps you should use air quotes around the word volunteer. Thanks for saying yes, KC0EZE!

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:18 AM AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:
I wanted to say that I appreciate what Ernest did when volunteering for the spot to let a reporter come in and ask about Field Day 2020 - here is a link for the spot on KOMU - Field Day 2020 - KOMU


Awesome representation and Thanks again!!


73

Brian
ADØUK


Re: FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot

Chris Swisher
 

Perhaps you should use air quotes around the word volunteer. Thanks for saying yes, KC0EZE!

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:18 AM AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:
I wanted to say that I appreciate what Ernest did when volunteering for the spot to let a reporter come in and ask about Field Day 2020 - here is a link for the spot on KOMU - Field Day 2020 - KOMU


Awesome representation and Thanks again!!


73

Brian
ADØUK


Re: FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Yes, Ernest well done. 
Bill N0AXZ

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:18 AM AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:
I wanted to say that I appreciate what Ernest did when volunteering for the spot to let a reporter come in and ask about Field Day 2020 - here is a link for the spot on KOMU - Field Day 2020 - KOMU


Awesome representation and Thanks again!!


73

Brian
ADØUK

--
Bill


FIeld Day 2020 - KOMU Spot

AD0UK
 

I wanted to say that I appreciate what Ernest did when volunteering for the spot to let a reporter come in and ask about Field Day 2020 - here is a link for the spot on KOMU - Field Day 2020 - KOMU


Awesome representation and Thanks again!!


73

Brian
ADØUK


Re: ASSOCIATION

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

If I can't maintain the 1 wavelength, do I mask LSB?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

We can engineer a solution to nearly any problem you can accurately define.

- somewhat anonymous



On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Field day guys!!
It has been determined that ARRL had stated no abbreviations in club call signs, 
SO WE SHOULD ALL PUT:

Central Missouri Radio Association 

In the club field of your FD Report. 
Thanks,
Stay safe. Watch for lighting and observe 
1 wavelength at 144MHz social distancing. 

73,
N0AXZ
--
Bill


--
73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


ASSOCIATION

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Field day guys!!
It has been determined that ARRL had stated no abbreviations in club call signs, 
SO WE SHOULD ALL PUT:

Central Missouri Radio Association 

In the club field of your FD Report. 
Thanks,
Stay safe. Watch for lighting and observe 
1 wavelength at 144MHz social distancing. 

73,
N0AXZ
--
Bill


Amended June Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

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


Thanks to Lee, KE0OUF, for making adjustments/corrections, etc.


73,


John, KC0HSB



--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@centurytel.net
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/


Re: Updated eMail Address

John & Teri Haney
 

John Haney, KE0TVT
jthaney84@...


On Jun 26, 2020, at 20:59, Ernest Shaw <ernestcshaw@...> wrote:




On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:53 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Jim, N0SSM  jdwhitehill1603@...

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
There are several club members that we do not have a current email address for. Please take the time ASAP and email me directly your email address which is to be used for members only information. We have some important information that will be emailed out this weekend that we need feedback on.

My email address is 


Thanks

:Lee, KE0OUF
Recording Secretary


Re: Updated eMail Address

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:53 PM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Jim, N0SSM  jdwhitehill1603@...

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
There are several club members that we do not have a current email address for. Please take the time ASAP and email me directly your email address which is to be used for members only information. We have some important information that will be emailed out this weekend that we need feedback on.

My email address is 


Thanks

:Lee, KE0OUF
Recording Secretary


Re: Updated eMail Address

James Whitehill
 

Jim, N0SSM  jdwhitehill1603@...


On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM Lee Ballenger <ke0ouf@...> wrote:
There are several club members that we do not have a current email address for. Please take the time ASAP and email me directly your email address which is to be used for members only information. We have some important information that will be emailed out this weekend that we need feedback on.

My email address is 


Thanks

:Lee, KE0OUF
Recording Secretary


Updated eMail Address

KE0OUF- Lee Ballenger
 

There are several club members that we do not have a current email address for. Please take the time ASAP and email me directly your email address which is to be used for members only information. We have some important information that will be emailed out this weekend that we need feedback on.

My email address is 


Thanks

:Lee, KE0OUF
Recording Secretary


Media Interview Opportunity for Field Day Operation (HELP!)

Chris Swisher
 

I have an immediate need for an amateur station operating tomorrow at home that would be willing to speak with a television reporter. It would be a short amount of time, less than 30 minutes, and social distancing requirements would be enforced. Maybe an opportunity to show off that 50 year old Drake or Heathkit you put together as a kid. It would be after the start of Field Day (1 PM) ideally. Please call me by cell (573)228-0240, as soon as possible.


Re: CMRA Meeting Minutes - the trailer

Mike Morgan
 

Happy to know the pivot stands I donated to the trailer is being lost.


On Jun 26, 2020, at 12:59 PM, Henry Taylor <hank008@...> wrote:

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


泰 勒
大胡子

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,

John, KC0HSB


--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/





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


泰 勒
大胡子

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,

John, KC0HSB


--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/





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


--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/





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


--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/





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,

John, KC0HSB


--
This message came to you from
John Wesley Smith
kc0hsb@centurytel.net
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/


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:


WARNING: This message has originated from an External Source. This may be a phishing expedition that can result in unauthorized access to our IT System. Please use proper judgment and caution when opening attachments, clicking links, or responding to this email.

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




541 - 560 of 4512