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Re: April VE Test Session

Fred Dittrich
 

Jon

Count me in. See you then.

72

Fred AE0FD


At 08:45 AM 4/12/2021, you wrote:
Hello all,

I just notified the ARRL that we will once again be offering outdoor VE testing at Cosmo Park.  The sessions will be on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  With the recent changes in FCC rules, we will need to talk to anyone that does not already have an FCC FRN number before the exam session, so it is officially listed as by appointment only.  I'm sure we will have a few kinks to work out on the first session, but I am confident we will be successful.

If anyone wants to join in as an exam taker or as a VE, please let me know.

Thank you.

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


April VE Test Session

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

I just notified the ARRL that we will once again be offering outdoor VE testing at Cosmo Park.  The sessions will be on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  With the recent changes in FCC rules, we will need to talk to anyone that does not already have an FCC FRN number before the exam session, so it is officially listed as by appointment only.  I'm sure we will have a few kinks to work out on the first session, but I am confident we will be successful.

If anyone wants to join in as an exam taker or as a VE, please let me know.

Thank you.

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


Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Boback
 

I can get in now. Thanks.

Bob, N6VZO


On 4/9/21 10:26 AM, Fred Dittrich wrote:
Bill

Thanks for looking into it. Win 10 - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:31 AM 4/9/2021, you wrote:
Windows 10 upgrade on that computer stopped waiting for user input "to make things better"!!
Then the TNC got into a state that the software could not reset, and I am now waiting for Jim Lawler to physically reset the TNC.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Fred Dittrich
 

Bill

Thanks for looking into it. Win 10 - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:31 AM 4/9/2021, you wrote:
Windows 10 upgrade on that computer stopped waiting for user input "to make things better"!!
Then the TNC got into a state that the software could not reset, and I am now waiting for Jim Lawler to physically reset the TNC.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

KC0EZE Ernest Shaw
 

I just verified, that the station is back up now.

73,
KC0EZE

On Apr 9, 2021, at 9:39 AM, Boback <RNAckerman@...> wrote:

I cannot get it to answer. but my signal is weak as I am using a handheld.

Bob, N6VZO

On 4/9/21 9:11 AM, Bill McFarland - N0AXZ wrote:
I believe K0SI-10 is up and running again. I cannot confirm 100% from my RV in AR now, but try again when you have time.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Boback
 

I cannot get it to answer. but my signal is weak as I am using a handheld.

Bob, N6VZO

On 4/9/21 9:11 AM, Bill McFarland - N0AXZ wrote:
I believe K0SI-10 is up and running again. I cannot confirm 100% from my RV in AR now, but try again when you have time.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

I believe K0SI-10 is up and running again. I cannot confirm 100% from my RV in AR now, but try again when you have time.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Boback
 

Windows 10 updates screw up a lot of things.

Bob, N6VZO

On 4/9/21 8:31 AM, Bill McFarland - N0AXZ wrote:
Windows 10 upgrade on that computer stopped waiting for user input "to make things better"!!
Then the TNC got into a state that the software could not reset, and I am now waiting for Jim Lawler to physically reset the TNC.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Bill N0AXZ


Re: K0SI-10 frozen this morning

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Windows 10 upgrade on that computer stopped waiting for user input "to make things better"!!
Then the TNC got into a state that the software could not reset, and I am now waiting for Jim Lawler to physically reset the TNC.
bill

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 7:30 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
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








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Bill N0AXZ


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


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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@centurytel.net> 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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