Date   

K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

It says:

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM2; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** CONNECTED TO K0SI-10

... and proceeds no further.

73

Fred AE0FD


Fw: Bike MS 2021

Jon Cole
 

All,

Below is an email I received regarding the MS Gateway Getaway Bicycle Ride.  This event used to be located here in Boone County and is a great training exercise and way to use ham radio to give back to the community.  I used to work the event both here and just across the river in Illinois, so if you have any interest in participating, feel free to respond o them or ask me any questions you want.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Al Guise <gatewaysag@...>
To: Al Guise <gatewaysag@...>
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021, 11:24:46 AM CDT
Subject: Bike MS 2021

Planning is underway for the 2021 Bike MS Gateway Getaway Bicycle Ride, to be held on Saturday and Sunday September 11 and 12 at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois.  Current plans are to have an in-person event with four route options per day, but this is subject to change pursuant to state, county and local regulations.

 

I am recruiting volunteers for the Route Support Team, specifically:

·         Support and Gear (SAG) drivers and communicators - These are mobile positions to provide support and transportation to cyclists in distress due to injury, bike failure or exhaustion. Cargo vans are provided. Volunteers should be available for both days of the event.

·         Rest Stop communicators - Fixed stations that provide communications from Rest Stop locations during the event with Net Control.  Eight volunteers are needed on Saturday and six on Sunday.

·         Medical and Situations driver/communicators - Provide vehicle and communications for staff and medical volunteers to provide support in the event of emergencies on the route.  Previous experience in these positions is preferred.  Volunteers should be available for both days of the event.

·         Rest Stop Coordinators - Provide vehicle and communications to assist with rest stop setup and resupply.  Volunteers should be available for both days of the event.

·         Supply Truck drivers and helpers - Deliver and unload supplies at rest stops, and pick supplies up as rest stops close.  Class B CDL desired for drivers.  Trucks travel in tandem, and one communicator for the team is needed.  Volunteers should be available for both days of the event.

Drivers will need to provide a copy of their Driver's License and proof of insurability (Insurance Card) to the MS Office and complete an online driver information program.

Mobile stations should have minimum equipment of a 50W 2m transceiver and magnetic mount antenna, with a 5/8-wave type gain antenna strongly recommended.  Your transceiver must have the ability to use PL tones.  APRS Trackers are also desired, but may be provided if you don't have one.

Fixed stations should have minimum equipment of a 40W 2m transceiver.  It is suggested that communicators assigned to the rest stops may want to use a portable base station setup such as a 10 to 15 foot mast and base antenna of at least 3dB gain. Be prepared to run without commercial power.  Power is not available at all rest stop locations.

Be prepared to support you equipment.  Make sure that you have a copy of the equipment manuals, spare fuses and any additional support equipment you may need.

 

Since I am going to be in Net Control both days I need someone to take over as SAG Coordinator for the event.  You would need to be at SAG staging in the morning to make sure drivers and communicators have all the information and supplies including lunches they need, and check SAGs in at the end of the day. 

 

Additionally, I need volunteers for route marking.  Markers go out on the days before the event and put up directional signs and paint arrows on the roads to guide the cyclists along the routes.  Depending on the number of volunteers this can be a one or two day job.

 

I'm trying to eliminate multiple requests for information, so if you are able to volunteer, please email the following information to me at gatewaysag@...:

·         Full name

·         E-mail address

·         Cell phone (for day of ride use only)

·         T-shirt size

·         Call sign

·         Desired assignment - mobile communicator (SAG, Situation/Medical, Rest Stop Coordinator or truck), driver (SAG or truck) or Rest Stop communicator

·         For mobile communicators--

o   Do you have your own wiring harness, or do you need us to provide one?  If so, power pole or T-connector?

o   Do you have an APRS tracker or do you need us to provide one?

·         Do you have any physical or other restrictions that might affect the assignment you are given?

Final assignments are usually made about two weeks before the event.

 

If you want to be removed from my email list, please let me know.

 

Routes are still being developed.  The web site for the ride is

---https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=568

 

For more information, contact:

Al Guise

KD0BFG

gatewaysag@...

314-496-7601

 

 

One last thing - I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with this event for the last twenty plus years and have made a lot of friends, and don't plan to end my involvement anytime soon.  However, I am ready to scale back and turn this over to new hands.  If you're interested in getting more involved, let me know and we can talk about how you might fit in.



Re: Suspicious Observer Utube Channel

Byron Sherman
 

Thanks, Paul
And thanks for checking in last evening!
Wes Sherman AB0SE

On 04/05/21, paul watt wrote:
I started following this utube channel about a week ago to keep up
with all the seismic and volcanic activity going on but as it turns
out it's also a great source for atmospheric and sun activities that
directly effect radio wave propagation so I thought I'd share with the
group. Enjoy!

73,
Paul KE0IKG

https://youtu.be/WNnDfQwnDr4


Links:
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[1] https://CMRA.groups.io/g/main/message/4275
[2]
mailto:main@CMRA.groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5BCMRA%5D%20Suspicious%20Observer%20Utube%20Channel
[3] https://groups.io/mt/81866472/1212406
[4] https://CMRA.groups.io/g/main/post
[5] https://CMRA.groups.io/g/main/editsub/1212406
[6] mailto:main+owner@CMRA.groups.io
[7] https://CMRA.groups.io/g/main/leave/2773180/1212406/295018278/xyzzy


Re: Suspicious Observer Utube Channel

Fred Dittrich
 

Paul

Interesting channel. Thanks.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 10:21 AM 4/5/2021, you wrote:
https://youtu.be/WNnDfQwnDr4


Free chairs

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

FYI, I took this jpg this morning in front of the Columbia Art League, attached to the Missouri Theater. These seem to be in good mechanical shape and the hand made sign taped to the window says that they are free for the taking. See attached jpg.

73

Fred AE0FD


Suspicious Observer Utube Channel

paul watt
 

I started following this utube channel about a week ago to keep up with all the  seismic and volcanic activity going on but as it turns out it's also a great source for atmospheric and sun activities that directly effect radio wave propagation so I thought I'd share with the group.  Enjoy!

73,
Paul KE0IKG 



https://youtu.be/WNnDfQwnDr4


Re: VE Testing Restart

Fred Dittrich
 

Jon

I just had my second dose and with a mask I am comfortable doing outdoor testing at either time. I would vote for our traditional Tuesday evening slot to give the illusion of continued predictability.

73

Fred AE0FD



At 08:48 AM 4/3/2021, you wrote:
Hello to all my VEs,

I have someone asking about testing and I am wanting to restart the VE testing, so I want to know if we have enough VEs that are willing and able to administer exams in the age of COVID.  I have two proposals, both of which are outdoors at a Cosmo Park Shelter.  The first one is for us to return to our Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM.  Sunset is currently at 7:35 PM, which would help with some of the visibility issues we were having in the fall.  My other alternative is for testing to be on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 PM or so. 

Opinions?  Comments?

Jon Cole, N0OFJ


Re: VE Testing Restart

Big Jon
 

I can do either but prefer Tuesday’s 

Sent from ProtonMail for iOS


On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 08:48, Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls@...> wrote:
Hello to all my VEs,

I have someone asking about testing and I am wanting to restart the VE testing, so I want to know if we have enough VEs that are willing and able to administer exams in the age of COVID.  I have two proposals, both of which are outdoors at a Cosmo Park Shelter.  The first one is for us to return to our Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM.  Sunset is currently at 7:35 PM, which would help with some of the visibility issues we were having in the fall.  My other alternative is for testing to be on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 PM or so. 

Opinions?  Comments?

Jon Cole, N0OFJ



VE Testing Restart

Jon Cole
 

Hello to all my VEs,

I have someone asking about testing and I am wanting to restart the VE testing, so I want to know if we have enough VEs that are willing and able to administer exams in the age of COVID.  I have two proposals, both of which are outdoors at a Cosmo Park Shelter.  The first one is for us to return to our Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM.  Sunset is currently at 7:35 PM, which would help with some of the visibility issues we were having in the fall.  My other alternative is for testing to be on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 PM or so. 

Opinions?  Comments?

Jon Cole, N0OFJ


Re: Battery Disposal

Neumeyer, Gayla M.
 

The City of Columbia has household hazardous waste collections on some Saturdays, starting in April.  Batteries are taken no charge.

 

https://www.como.gov/utilities/stormwater/education/household-hazardous-waste-collection/

 

 

From: <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of "John W. Smith" <kc0hsb@...>
Reply-To: "main@CMRA.groups.io" <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:18 AM
To: "main@CMRA.groups.io" <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Battery Disposal

 

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.

 

Thanks, guys.

 

 

John

 

 

 

On 3/31/2021 10:50 AM, paul watt wrote:

Hi John,

Batteries + Bulbs on Nifong recycles batteries. Rechargeable batteries

are free and regular alkaline batteries are 1.85 a pound. I hope that

helps.

73'

Paul KE0IKG

 

On Mar 31, 2021 09:25, "John W. Smith" <kc0hsb@...> wrote:

 

     Is there somewhere in Columbia where I can dispose of defunct C,

     AA and

     AAA rechargeable batteries? Is there a charge for disposal?

 

 

     73,

 

 

     John, KC0HSB

 

 

 

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Re: Battery Disposal

John W. Smith
 

Thanks, guys.


John

On 3/31/2021 10:50 AM, paul watt wrote:
Hi John,
Batteries + Bulbs on Nifong recycles batteries. Rechargeable batteries are free and regular alkaline batteries are 1.85 a pound. I hope that helps.
73'
Paul KE0IKG

On Mar 31, 2021 09:25, "John W. Smith" <kc0hsb@...> wrote:

Is there somewhere in Columbia where I can dispose of defunct C,
AA and
AAA rechargeable batteries? Is there a charge for disposal?


73,


John, KC0HSB



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







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


Re: Battery Disposal

paul watt
 

Hi John,
Batteries + Bulbs on Nifong recycles batteries.  Rechargeable batteries are free and regular alkaline batteries are 1.85 a pound. I hope that helps.
73'
Paul KE0IKG 

On Mar 31, 2021 09:25, "John W. Smith" <kc0hsb@...> wrote:

Is there somewhere in Columbia where I can dispose of defunct C, AA and
AAA rechargeable batteries? Is there a charge for disposal?


73,


John, KC0HSB



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kc0hsb@...
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Re: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

I have been storing my lipos in an old ammo can as Bob suggested.  Mostly because it pretty fire resistant, and I happened to have a spare lying about at the time I started playing with lipo batteries.  

KC0EZE 

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 1:38 PM Boback <RNAckerman@...> wrote:

There are a lot of videos on both sides of this issue out there. The Model Airplane people (which I am one of) have been dealing with this for a while. The products this person is dealing with have been proven safe when used properly. That includes, minimize the number of batteries being charges at one time, charge at a slow 1C maximum rate, charge outside, preferable on concrete or gravel, and don't use puffed batteries. I have seen Lipo and other similar types of battery burst into fire. They are difficult to put out and best let them burn out.

Let's be clear. These products do NOT contain the fire/burn. They are designed to minimize it. There are dozens of examples of people charging in their cars, only to have their cars burn up due to a burst battery.

In my experience, the people with the most problems with their batteries either, 1) charge to fast, or 2) don't wait until the battery has cooled before charging; thus abusing the battery.

My recommendation is to keep them in a metal box (Ammo can, drill a couple of holes in the top for fire vent if necessary), with only a few batteries per box, store the box on a concrete surface (such as in your garage), and away from other flammable materials.

After many years of Radio Controlled flying and dealing with these batteries, I have yet to have a problem as I follow my rules.

There, my 2 cents.

Bob Ackerman, N6VZO

On 3/30/21 11:36 AM, Chris Swisher wrote:
Be very careful if you choose to use this bag. I would not use it indoors.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:

From: Tenergy <service@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:59:42 AM
To: Hillman, Richard E. <HillmanR@...>
Subject: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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.
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Re: Battery Disposal

Ryan Raney
 

I believe batteries+ will recycle anything rechargable for free. I think bestbuy will also. 


On Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 9:25 AM John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...> wrote:
Is there somewhere in Columbia where I can dispose of defunct C, AA and
AAA rechargeable batteries? Is there a charge for disposal?


73,


John, KC0HSB



--
This message came to you from
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kc0hsb@...
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Battery Disposal

John W. Smith
 

Is there somewhere in Columbia where I can dispose of defunct C, AA and AAA rechargeable batteries? Is there a charge for disposal?


73,


John, KC0HSB



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


Re: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage

Boback
 

There are a lot of videos on both sides of this issue out there. The Model Airplane people (which I am one of) have been dealing with this for a while. The products this person is dealing with have been proven safe when used properly. That includes, minimize the number of batteries being charges at one time, charge at a slow 1C maximum rate, charge outside, preferable on concrete or gravel, and don't use puffed batteries. I have seen Lipo and other similar types of battery burst into fire. They are difficult to put out and best let them burn out.

Let's be clear. These products do NOT contain the fire/burn. They are designed to minimize it. There are dozens of examples of people charging in their cars, only to have their cars burn up due to a burst battery.

In my experience, the people with the most problems with their batteries either, 1) charge to fast, or 2) don't wait until the battery has cooled before charging; thus abusing the battery.

My recommendation is to keep them in a metal box (Ammo can, drill a couple of holes in the top for fire vent if necessary), with only a few batteries per box, store the box on a concrete surface (such as in your garage), and away from other flammable materials.

After many years of Radio Controlled flying and dealing with these batteries, I have yet to have a problem as I follow my rules.

There, my 2 cents.

Bob Ackerman, N6VZO

On 3/30/21 11:36 AM, Chris Swisher wrote:
Be very careful if you choose to use this bag. I would not use it indoors.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:

From: Tenergy <service@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:59:42 AM
To: Hillman, Richard E. <HillmanR@...>
Subject: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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.
Practice safety first when using Lipo battery packs
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  • Triple layer protection ensures fires are smothered before they get out of hand
  • Flame retardant up to 2000°F
  • Easy-to-use design with double zipper, velcro seal, top handle, shoulder straps
  • Large size to use a storage bag for multiple battery packs
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Re: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage

Hillman, Richard E.
 

Thank you Chris.
Richard 


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:36:47 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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.
Be very careful if you choose to use this bag. I would not use it indoors.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:

From: Tenergy <service@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:59:42 AM
To: Hillman, Richard E. <HillmanR@...>
Subject: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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.
Practice safety first when using Lipo battery packs
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  • Flame retardant up to 2000°F
  • Easy-to-use design with double zipper, velcro seal, top handle, shoulder straps
  • Large size to use a storage bag for multiple battery packs
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Re: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage

Chris Swisher
 

Be very careful if you choose to use this bag. I would not use it indoors.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM Hillman, Richard E. <hillmanr@...> wrote:

From: Tenergy <service@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:59:42 AM
To: Hillman, Richard E. <HillmanR@...>
Subject: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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.
Practice safety first when using Lipo battery packs
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Buy now for $11.99

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Recharge LiPo battery packs safely with Tenergy's large flame retardant safety bag. 
  • Triple layer protection ensures fires are smothered before they get out of hand
  • Flame retardant up to 2000°F
  • Easy-to-use design with double zipper, velcro seal, top handle, shoulder straps
  • Large size to use a storage bag for multiple battery packs
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NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage

Hillman, Richard E.
 


From: Tenergy <service@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:59:42 AM
To: Hillman, Richard E. <HillmanR@...>
Subject: NEW - Lipo safe bag for charging or storage
 
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  • Triple layer protection ensures fires are smothered before they get out of hand
  • Flame retardant up to 2000°F
  • Easy-to-use design with double zipper, velcro seal, top handle, shoulder straps
  • Large size to use a storage bag for multiple battery packs
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Chris Swisher
 

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