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Re: [bcares] SET NOV 14

Ralph Howard
 

I just tested my Winlink RMS on 147.420 wd6bgn-10. 
Working fine.  Just for fun I connected a TNC-x to a Baofeng UV-5R, the silly thing worked! 8)


Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@bcares.groups.io <main@bcares.groups.io> on behalf of Bill - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:02:32 PM
To: cmra@groups.io <cmra@groups.io>; BCARES Group <bcares@groups.io>
Subject: [bcares] SET NOV 14
 
Group,
One last time to seek volunteers for the 2020 SET, November 14, 10:00 - 12:00.
From now on all email about plans and operations will be sent only to those I have on my list, which as of now is:

AA0B – Roy
AB0SE – Wes
AC0MP – Richard
AD0UK – Brian WL
AD0ZE – Jon  WL
K0MIZ – Jim  WL
K0PHP – Chris  WL
KC0EZE – Ernest    WL
KE0BTC Ben   WL
KE5SUI – Ryan   WL
N0AXZ – Bill   WL
N0OFJ – Jon    WL
NO0I John  WL
W0RAG – Alex   WL
W0ZH Myron
WD6BGN Ralph   WL
W0TES – Tim   WL

The WL indicates the expected Winlink user. But if you are not on Winlink, there will be activity for you if you want to play. Email me soon if you would like to join the group. We will have some COVID-19 restrictions to abide by (like staying home, if you want to).
We are trying to play in coordination with a Red Cross nation-wide Drill that same day. Our activities will be much the same as last year. 

Hope to hear from you soon.
73,
--
Bill N0AXZ

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BCARES -- EC


SET NOV 14

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
One last time to seek volunteers for the 2020 SET, November 14, 10:00 - 12:00.
From now on all email about plans and operations will be sent only to those I have on my list, which as of now is:

AA0B – Roy
AB0SE – Wes
AC0MP – Richard
AD0UK – Brian WL
AD0ZE – Jon  WL
K0MIZ – Jim  WL
K0PHP – Chris  WL
KC0EZE – Ernest    WL
KE0BTC Ben   WL
KE5SUI – Ryan   WL
N0AXZ – Bill   WL
N0OFJ – Jon    WL
NO0I John  WL
W0RAG – Alex   WL
W0ZH Myron
WD6BGN Ralph   WL
W0TES – Tim   WL

The WL indicates the expected Winlink user. But if you are not on Winlink, there will be activity for you if you want to play. Email me soon if you would like to join the group. We will have some COVID-19 restrictions to abide by (like staying home, if you want to).
We are trying to play in coordination with a Red Cross nation-wide Drill that same day. Our activities will be much the same as last year. 

Hope to hear from you soon.
73,
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: VE Testing Session Tuesday Night

James Wiles
 

Jon, when winter hits another option is to use the Salvation Army Church 1108 W.Ash here in Columbia.  The Fellowship Hall is already set up for social distancing.  Just another option, thought I’d throw that in.  Then when the Covid thing breaks we can use this location for monthly meetings also.


On Oct 19, 2020, at 9:52 AM, Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls@...> wrote:


Hello all,

This month's testing session will be held tomorrow night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter, located in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia (see attached map) 

If you are testing, we require that you have:
1) a photo ID
2) $15 cash or check
3) a CSCE if you previously passed an exam element that does not show up in the FCC database yet.

We request that you have:
1) proof of existing license (if any)
2) FCC FRN number. (Printed on your license or you can register with the FCC to get a FRN before the exam)
3) reading glasses if needed
4) additional lighting if needed (the shelter has pretty good lighting but those of us with old eyes may want more lumens)

If you need directions or information, feel free to call or email me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551

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VE Testing Session Tuesday Night

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

This month's testing session will be held tomorrow night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter, located in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia (see attached map) 

If you are testing, we require that you have:
1) a photo ID
2) $15 cash or check
3) a CSCE if you previously passed an exam element that does not show up in the FCC database yet.

We request that you have:
1) proof of existing license (if any)
2) FCC FRN number. (Printed on your license or you can register with the FCC to get a FRN before the exam)
3) reading glasses if needed
4) additional lighting if needed (the shelter has pretty good lighting but those of us with old eyes may want more lumens)

If you need directions or information, feel free to call or email me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551


Enter to win - another Bridgecom contest

AD0UK
 

Enter the October/November 2020 contest:



73

Brian
ADØUK


[LarrysList] FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees

AD0UK
 

Thought this would be of interest to you - got this from Larry's List.  Please take a look it refers to the proposed fee for getting our Licenses and renewals.


73

Brian
ADØUK

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: W0AIB - Larry Staples via groups.io <larrystaples=mac.com@groups.io>
Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 5:15 AM
Subject: [LarrysList] FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees
To: FYI larryslist <FYI@larryslist.groups.io>





Begin forwarded message:

> From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
> Date: October 15, 2020 at 20:47:41 CDT
> To: larrystaples@...
> Subject: FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees
>
> Dear ARRL Members of the Midwest Division,
>
> The fees Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in this morning’s
> Federal Register (https://tinyurl.com/yyk8f2yp).  The deadline for
> Comments is November 16, and the deadline for Reply Comment is November
> 30.  I urge you to first read the Notice at this link and then submit
> your comments opposing this proposed fee for amateur licensing actions.
>
> You may submit comments, identified by MD Docket No. 20-270, by either
> of the following methods:
>
> Federal Communications Commission's Website: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/.
> Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
>
> People With Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable
> accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters,
> CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@... or phone: 202-418-0530 or TTY:
> 202-418-0432.
>
> The following information, provided by ARRL General Counsel, David
> Siddall, K3ZJ, is provided to facilitate your comments to the FCC:
>
> Good Arguments Against FCC Fees for Radio Amateurs
>
> 1.    Amateurs contribute to the public good. In many areas they provide an
> emergency communications backbone capability at no taxpayer cost.
> Consistently we have witnessed storms and natural disasters completely
> wipe out internet, cellular, and other means of communication.  Radio
> amateurs often fill that void on an unmatched, flexible basis when
> needed.  One recent example is the California wildfires.
>
> 2.    Unlike operators in other FCC licensed services, Amateur Radio
> operators by law – domestic and international -- must eschew using
> their license for any pecuniary interest.  Amateurs are prohibited from
> earning or charging any money for any communications activity.  The
> expenses for their equipment and activities come out of their own
> pockets, with no opportunity for reimbursement or payment of any kind.
>
> 3.    The United States is experiencing a severe lack of RF engineers and
> expertise at the very time it is needed by the burgeoning wireless
> industries.  Amateur radio is helping to meet the deficit, but much more
> is needed and youngsters (High School and College-aged) are least able
> to afford licensing fees.  RF knowledge and related digital expertise is
> needed to maintain U.S. leadership in wireless industries.  At a
> minimum, young people (below the age of 26) should be exempt from the
> proposed license fees.
>
> 4.    Amateur radio is self-regulating.  (a) Amateur examinations are
> written and administered by radio amateur volunteers.  (b) Examination
> results and paperwork most often are submitted electronically to the
> FCC.  Electronic submission could be required if there would be a cost
> savings to the Commission.  (c) Amateur radio educational classes are
> conducted by volunteers who by-and-large do not charge fees or tuition
> for teaching.  (d) The amateur service, in cooperation with the FCC’s
> Enforcement Bureau, has a volunteer core that monitors the amateur
> airwaves with programs that try to prevent their misuse before FCC
> involvement might be needed.  The amateurs also observe non-amateur
> signals, both within amateur spectrum and outside it, and report unusual
> or suspicious signals.
>
> 5.    Amateur radio continues to be a source of significant technological
> innovation that should be encouraged, not discouraged.
>
> Some Additional Suggestions
>
> •    I do not recommend arguing that the $50 fee every 10 years, which
> amounts to $5.00 a year, will “kill” amateur radio, even though as
> proposed this is for each covered application, which includes upgrade
> applications.  Tech-General-Extra could be $150, if exams were taken at
> different sessions, would be a substantial amount.  But it “rings”
> the wrong way to say the whole service turns on $5/year for each
> licensee.
>
> •    The Commission argues that the charges are required by the statute.
> The word used is “shall”, which is mandatory, not optional.  But the
> statute does not set the amount, nor does it prohibit reasonable
> exceptions – evidenced by the Commission’s proposal to exempt from
> fees administrative update applications based on policy grounds.
>
> •    This is not “aimed at amateur radio to kill it.”  There is a
> long history and precedent on charging fees for the licensing service
> involved, just as there is for passports, green cards, driver licenses
> (issued by states), etc.  Better to make pertinent arguments on why the
> fees would impair the public benefits of the amateur radio service than
> argue that the whole service might die as a result of a fee that, in
> fact, is less than the fee many of us paid in the 1960’s and 1970’s,
> including myself as a struggling high school and college student (if
> adjusted for inflation).
>
> •    For background: this proceeding is being handled by FCC staff
> unfamiliar with amateur radio.  It is being handled in the FCC’s
> Office of Managing Director (OMD), not in the Wireless
> Telecommunications Bureau where the amateur-specific Part 97 matters are
> handled.  The focus of OMD is accounting – budgets and the like for
> the entire Commission.  The fee proposals cover every FCC license and
> service across the board and the consideration was directed by Congress.
> I recommend keeping “ham jargon” out of your comments as it won’t
> be understood by the intended recipients.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> ARRL Midwest Division
> Director: Roderick K Blocksome, K0DAS
> k0das@...
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
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Mitrek decks — FREE

Bryan Nehl <k0emt@...>
 

I have 2 10m mitrek decks. One head, one set of crystals. They were originally intended for a 10m repeater project that didn’t work out.

Anyone want them?

72 de Bryan, k0emt


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Myron Kern
 




On Oct 12, 2020, at 10:39 AM, AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:


Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Ralph Howard
 

Ernist

 

Ralph Howard

WD6BGN

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of AD0UK <kc0sjs@...>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 10:39:25 AM
To: main@cmra.groups.io <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: [CMRA] CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

 

Group,

 

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

 

Paul Watt - KEØIKG

Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

 

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.

 

 

73,

 

Brian

ADØUK

President, CMRA


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Myron Kern
 

Brian,
This is a difficult choice.  My vote is for Ernest, KE0EZE.
Myron,
W0ZH


On Oct 12, 2020, at 10:39 AM, AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:


Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

AD0UK
 

Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


October VE Testing Questions

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

Because of COVID causing us to have outdoor exam sessions, I would like to hold this month’s test session at 6:00 PM (an hour earlier than usual) at a shelter at Cosmo Park. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative. Are enough VEs able to do that?

Also, we still need an indoor location to safely administer testing. If anyone has any good ideas, I would be happy to hear them.


Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison


Re: N0UBC/SK

Jon Cole
 

I haven’t seen Don in a while, but he will be missed.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

On Oct 7, 2020, at 9:11 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@gmail.com> wrote:

John

I'm sorry to hear about Don's passing. He was an air traffic controller and shared many interesting stories with us including managing an emergency landing during an air show where he had to signal to the emergency vehicles to not use light and sirens to avoid causing alarm amongst the attendees.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 07:27 AM 10/7/2020, you wrote:
Some of you will remember Don Scism, N0UBC. He was active in CMRA for several years and held the net manager post for a couple of years. He gave me rides to club meetings for quite a while. We almost always went to Country Kitchen before the meeting. Bill, WB0MAF, often joined us there, as did a few others. Don never lacked for stories to tell about his adventurous life experiences.


My son Nathan, KC0LCS, sent me the link to Don's obituary, which he saw on Facebook.


RIP, N0UBC.


https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-mo/donald-scism-9373447


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: N0UBC/SK

Fred Dittrich
 

John

I'm sorry to hear about Don's passing. He was an air traffic controller and shared many interesting stories with us including managing an emergency landing during an air show where he had to signal to the emergency vehicles to not use light and sirens to avoid causing alarm amongst the attendees.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 07:27 AM 10/7/2020, you wrote:
Some of you will remember Don Scism, N0UBC. He was active in CMRA for several years and held the net manager post for a couple of years. He gave me rides to club meetings for quite a while. We almost always went to Country Kitchen before the meeting. Bill, WB0MAF, often joined us there, as did a few others. Don never lacked for stories to tell about his adventurous life experiences.


My son Nathan, KC0LCS, sent me the link to Don's obituary, which he saw on Facebook.


RIP, N0UBC.


https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-mo/donald-scism-9373447


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/





N0UBC/SK

John W. Smith
 

Some of you will remember Don Scism, N0UBC. He was active in CMRA for several years and held the net manager post for a couple of years. He gave me rides to club meetings for quite a while. We almost always went to Country Kitchen before the meeting. Bill, WB0MAF, often joined us there, as did a few others. Don never lacked for stories to tell about his adventurous life experiences.


My son Nathan, KC0LCS, sent me the link to Don's obituary, which he saw on Facebook.


RIP, N0UBC.


https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-mo/donald-scism-9373447


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: Question

paul watt
 

Yes thanks Gary, that is what I was thinking too.  My dad was a ham back in the 70s and I grew up learning about the hobby and now I am licensed.  I've read many countless articles in QST over the years and have never heard or read anything about a potential 4th amendment violation.  At the same time I don't claim to be an expert authority on ham radio or the laws governing our hobby so I wanted to throw it out there and see what others thought.

Paul KE0IKG

On Oct 6, 2020 21:05, Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
I don't see anything in this article that points to a specific regulation or requirement that is tantamount to giving up our 4th Amendment rights.  It all seems very vague and hearsay to me, without further information.

Honestly, it looks like there's an opportunity for this guy to apply a loose interpretation of something and try to develop a class action suit, which would mean lot's o' cash for him and hams basically being pawns.

But I'm paranoid about people offering services to solve a problem that I didn't know I had.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

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

- somewhat anonymous



On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 7:09 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard of this before?  The link below suggests as licensed hams we are giving up our 4th amendment freedom.. That's news to me.  I'd like to hear what your thoughts are.
Thanks and 73
Paul KE0IKG



--
73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


Re: Question

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

I don't see anything in this article that points to a specific regulation or requirement that is tantamount to giving up our 4th Amendment rights.  It all seems very vague and hearsay to me, without further information.

Honestly, it looks like there's an opportunity for this guy to apply a loose interpretation of something and try to develop a class action suit, which would mean lot's o' cash for him and hams basically being pawns.

But I'm paranoid about people offering services to solve a problem that I didn't know I had.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

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

- somewhat anonymous



On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 7:09 PM paul watt <pbw65@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard of this before?  The link below suggests as licensed hams we are giving up our 4th amendment freedom.. That's news to me.  I'd like to hear what your thoughts are.
Thanks and 73
Paul KE0IKG



--
73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


Question

paul watt
 


Has anyone heard of this before?  The link below suggests as licensed hams we are giving up our 4th amendment freedom.. That's news to me.  I'd like to hear what your thoughts are.
Thanks and 73
Paul KE0IKG


https://pacificlegal.org/the-fccs-ham-radio-license-requirements-are-unconstitutional-its-time-to-fight-back/


Re: ISS Sighting Detector (App Store and Google Play) - "ISS Detector"

John Beatty
 

Hi Bill,  using the settings on the ap, you can select All passes or only visible passes.  And it tells you the quality for visibility, inbound and outbound direction.   I just have the app set for all passes using Columbia, MO and it seems to work fine.

 

On the ARISS.Org page I couldn’t find a newsletter or blog or alert thingy where I could capture the SSTV announcements among other activity.  This time I got lucky using my dual bander in the house.  It is set to scan most of the time and 145.8 is a channel that alerted me.

 

I have just accessed a free service on the web (https://visualping.io) that will alert me by email when content changes on ARISS.org.   If there is an alert on this type of activity on this web page it will let me know when data changes on ARISS.org (and I need to go an take a look).  I’ll keep looking for other ways. 

 

There are some good visual passes today.  The event is through Oct. 8.

 

Good luck Bill

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2020 9:29 PM
To: Central Missouri Radio Association <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] ISS Sighting Detector (App Store and Google Play) - "ISS Detector"

 

John,

thanks for reminding us of the ISS photo show. Does the Detector app only show passes where we would likely see it out the window? There may be several good passes over us in the daylight that, although we couldn't see it,  we need to know about for these SSTV images. Last time I was aware of the SSTV transmissions from the ISS, I just set up the radio and computer and left it going for 24 hours, and got some good downloads that way.

Good luck,

bill

 

On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 1:31 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

"ISS Detector" is a free app for iPhone and Android with alerts and many features.  

John - NO0I


 

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Bill N0AXZ


Re: ISS Sighting Detector (App Store and Google Play) - "ISS Detector"

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

John,
thanks for reminding us of the ISS photo show. Does the Detector app only show passes where we would likely see it out the window? There may be several good passes over us in the daylight that, although we couldn't see it,  we need to know about for these SSTV images. Last time I was aware of the SSTV transmissions from the ISS, I just set up the radio and computer and left it going for 24 hours, and got some good downloads that way.
Good luck,
bill

On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 1:31 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:
"ISS Detector" is a free app for iPhone and Android with alerts and many features.  

John - NO0I



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Bill N0AXZ

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