Date   

NWS StormSpotters Training 2022

Chris Swisher
 


Correction to Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

The February minutes were updated with the correct location for the Spring 2022 Tech class.


https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/


73,


John, KC0HSB



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February Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

Minutes from our February meeting are up at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on February for 2022 to view or download.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: VE Testing Tonight

Herb Watchinski Jr
 

I have a conflict with Choir and will not be able to attend.

Herb

Herb Watchinski Jr
KE0ZYL
5604 Nearpoint Court
Columbia, MO 65203-8769
573.875.0770 Home
573.875.0440 Fax
573.355.1166 Mobile
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Cole via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:25
To: cmra@groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] VE Testing Tonight

Hello all,

Just a friendly reminder that BE testing is tonight at 6:30 at the Boone County Commissioners Chambers.

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


VE Testing Tonight

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

Just a friendly reminder that BE testing is tonight at 6:30 at the Boone County Commissioners Chambers.

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


Re: AC ohms law of power transmission

Boback
 

I really enjoy the "Practical Engineering" channel, and I try to watch
them whenever they come up. Great videos.

Bob N6VZO

On Wed, 2022-02-16 at 08:29 -0600, Fred Dittrich wrote:
Hi

I think you will enjoy this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KciAzYfXNwU 23.38 What Really
Happened During the 2003 Blackout?

73

Fred AE0FD






AC ohms law of power transmission

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

I think you will enjoy this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KciAzYfXNwU 23.38 What Really Happened During the 2003 Blackout?

73

Fred AE0FD


Meeting Zoom Link

Chris Swisher
 

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95659446882?pwd=blZaWU5YNGNjN254Vk5qUWEydjAvZz09. See you at 7, @ Boone County Government Center.


Re: Two technical videos on WW2 radar

paul watt
 

Good stuff thanks Fred!
73
Paul  KE0IKG 

On Feb 4, 2022 17:46, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mAnzJH4GKs    24.12  Radar Against the U-boats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk49bjiFpXk    33.12  Blind Bombing:
Microwave Radar and the Allied Victory in WWII | Norman Fine

Enjoy

73

Fred AE0FD








Two technical videos on WW2 radar

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mAnzJH4GKs 24.12 Radar Against the U-boats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk49bjiFpXk 33.12 Blind Bombing: Microwave Radar and the Allied Victory in WWII | Norman Fine

Enjoy

73

Fred AE0FD


Trying to find a loving home for a GlobeKing 500 and related hardware

Chris Swisher
 

The time has come, and the farm is sold. Where can I find a home for a 375 pound transmitter? The few of us that know what it is like to see a 4-400A (yes you read that right) as the final amplifier in a cabinet know how lethal it was to field mice. http://amfone.net/Tech/wrl/king500.htm Located in Novinger, MO, I would transport free within 90 miles IF YOU MAKE IT SUCCESSFULLY TRANSMIT WITHIN 1 YEAR. I will even throw in the Heath VFO ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIxDAUj-XN0 ). There is also a Hammarlund receiver, similar to this: Hammarlund HQ-140XA
I am looking for a good home, and want to avoid scrapping it out. It was my parents station, K0PHP and K0TSY from the 1950's.


Real cheep radio.

Ralph Howard
 


Winter Field Day

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
This Saturday (1/29) is the WFD event, and maybe this year the weather will permit a bit of operating in the Winter time after all. Forecast for 49F and sunny!

So, I am planning on being at Cosmo Park - Southwest corner, at about 12:30.
Come join in the day if you can. 

Start  time is 1:00 PM and runs for 24 hours. I will probably shut down a little before sunset, or Temp below 40F, whichever comes first.

Dress warm. COSMO park is always colder than in town (a fact from 10 years of youth soccer there).
--
Bill N0AXZ


3YOJ Bouvet Team Dxpedition update

John Beatty
 

NP4G and WD5COV interview with K3LR with considerable detail the upcoming Dxpedition on Bouvet Island (3Y0J) in November 2022. Expecting the most contacts ever (200K).  And for 160 meters, WD5COV explains his 160 meter top loaded antenna solution which is very unique. Check the slides by NP4G with some interesting facts about the island and the adventure.  73, John  12 stations on the air, 24x7 is the goal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L--Okf_EnE


January CMRA Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

The January minutes from last Tuesday's meeting are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on January for 2022 to view or save.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: Coffee with Elmers Link

Ralph Howard
 

Sorry I missed the coffee clatch.  Our power has been bouncing up and down.
73 and see you next week.
Ralph


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Boback <RNAckerman@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:20:17 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Coffee with Elmers Link
 
Zoom will not let me in without a meeting passcode.

Bob, N6VZO


On Wed, 2022-01-12 at 21:17 -0600, Chris Swisher wrote:


Re: Coffee with Elmers Link

Boback
 

Zoom will not let me in without a meeting passcode.

Bob, N6VZO


On Wed, 2022-01-12 at 21:17 -0600, Chris Swisher wrote:


Re: What do you think of this radio? Thanks for the info.

Boback
 

I am retired and I have spent most of 3 days working on this radio. I really wanted to learn DMR. I haven't learned anything on DMR yet as everything I have done was learning the radio. As a retired IT person, I soon realized that a "CodePlug" was just a small database containing your radio settings and freqs. After playing around I came up with a plan to help figure out the radio freq assigments. Using a spreadsheet program  (Excel), enter all your frequencies into a list and organize them into groups. I made the following groups:, "Analog Repeaters", "Digital Repeaters", "Analog Simplex", "Weather" (Yes you can add NOAA channels), and "Scanner"; then organized all freq under these groups. These group names then become your "Zones". Then load all your freqs into the channel tab, go to Zones tab, create each zone and select each freq for the appropriate zone, and you are almost ready to load these settings (your CodePlug) into the radio.

DMR requires a few more steps. Talks groups were a little more confusing. I had 3 local talk groups I wanted to join and with the radio you have to add the SAME freq into the radio, each with a different talk group assigned, into the radio. For example, I wanted to be on my state talk group (MO), local talk group (Columbia, MO) and the state ARES group, I needed 3 channels setup. Confusing at first.

The Bridgestone University courses are pretty good, but sometimes confusing. Most of the videos are on Youtube. Instead of being an organized course, they are a collection of videos put in somewhat of an order.

73, Bob,N6VZO

On Fri, 2022-01-14 at 19:53 -0800, silveyd@... wrote:
Sounds good, and like good advice. Thank you, Bob. 

Hoping you think the radio sends and receives well, controls make sense and all that.  If you want to give feedback on that stuff, I'm happy to hear your thoughts.  My guess is you have way more experience than me overall.  The price seems good, and with a car charger seems like it could go anywhere and be used from home.  Would be much easier than trying to set up the old 40W Radio Shack mobile unit I got from a friends dad.  40W sounds good but heavy, and back lights are half gone. 

DMR seems like a neat and pretty easy thing to talk around the world (as least they way they describe in their promo video, LOL) and that'd be cool.  Mainly I want a really good very mobile unit.  Thanks again.  Email me any time and if I get one I'll report back!!!

David.  KE0-CYS


Re: What do you think of this radio? Thanks for the info.

silveyd@...
 

Sounds good, and like good advice. Thank you, Bob. 

Hoping you think the radio sends and receives well, controls make sense and all that.  If you want to give feedback on that stuff, I'm happy to hear your thoughts.  My guess is you have way more experience than me overall.  The price seems good, and with a car charger seems like it could go anywhere and be used from home.  Would be much easier than trying to set up the old 40W Radio Shack mobile unit I got from a friends dad.  40W sounds good but heavy, and back lights are half gone. 

DMR seems like a neat and pretty easy thing to talk around the world (as least they way they describe in their promo video, LOL) and that'd be cool.  Mainly I want a really good very mobile unit.  Thanks again.  Email me any time and if I get one I'll report back!!!

David.  KE0-CYS


Re: What do you think of this radio?

Boback
 

I just bought one last week. So, I am NOT an expert in this, but I did find the learning curve to be a little steep, even for Analog frequencies. Be sure to go through their courses online (I am about half way done). You will need the software on a PC to program the radio, and once you get the feel for a "CodePlug", you are also there. I haven't done much DMR yet, but I have done a bunch of analog QSOs (simple and repeater) and it seems to work fine, AFTER you figure out how to program it. Spend a few hours running through there courses to understand the CodePlug concepts. All the information is there, but there is so much I had gone back and rewatched several videos.

One tip. Once I got some of the basics down about the codeplug, I started plugging all my freqs in there. Got things all messed up. Start with a couple of analog repeaters and a couple of analog simplex freqs. Load them in the channels then create two zones, "Analog Repeaters", and "Analog SImplex" and learn how to setup up and configure each zone. Download to the radio and try it out. I played with it a couple of times and things started to be more understandable. Then start adding more.

Remember, you can always start over with a blank CodePlug. But be sure to save each of them separately.

At least this has worked for me so far. Still got a lot to learn. 

73s, Bob, N6VZO


On Fri, 2022-01-14 at 17:09 -0800, silveyd@... wrote:

The AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus DMR Handheld Radio   https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/pages/anytone-878uvii-plus?utm_source=Daily%20Engaged%20Users&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Prepper%20Engagement%20Opt%20In%201%2F14%2F22%20%406pm%20BDS%20%282022-01-15%29&_kx=qPnd9Zpg3afVJA-Vm3JE4HByhFBiXcOBzjMtqnEzcFs%3D.H69D7S

Would get it from Bridgecomm in KC.  $299.00 with software, on-line training, etc.  I would want to use for DMR I assume to talk around the world but also just plain old analogue mode when in the mountains with other other Land Cruiser club members.  Car to car. No external antenna.

I have a 10W TYT which is not user friendly but easy to get on the one channel I need.  And 4 Baofeng units which are also not super easy to program even with laptop software. Also easy to get to one channel but lots of steps to program for much more.  I Can use Chirp to load 2 of them and 2 won't work with chirp. 

My only real experience is off-roading, vehicle to vehicle and used to do the local call around on Wed nights. 

Will the AnyTone make my overall experience easier and will it do for cross country travel easily.  Anyone have one?  You can email me directly or reply to group.  Thanks! David.



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