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Re: FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

John Beatty
 

Thank you John, much appreciated.

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Subject: [CMRA] FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

The June 2020 issue of American History magazine includes an article claiming Samuel Morse's partner, Alfred Vail, was the one who came up with the system of dots and dashes. Below is the link to the article, which you can read and draw your own conclusions.


https://www.historynet.com/morses-partner-argued-he-invented-famous-code-to-no-a-vail.htm


73,


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FYI, Article on Alfred Vail and Morse Code

John W. Smith
 

The June 2020 issue of American History magazine includes an article claiming Samuel Morse's partner, Alfred Vail, was the one who came up with the system of dots and dashes. Below is the link to the article, which you can read and draw your own conclusions.


https://www.historynet.com/morses-partner-argued-he-invented-famous-code-to-no-a-vail.htm


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: VE Testing Tuesday Night

Chris Swisher
 

ALL Volunteer Examiners:
Bring a personal lawn chair if you want to sit. The chairs/ table are for testing applicants, and will be sprayed with an EPA approved Covid-19 disenfectant pre and post testing. 


On Jun 14, 2020, at 3:55 PM, Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls@...> wrote:

Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551


Re: VE Testing Tuesday Night

AD0UK
 

Jon,

  Who do you have registered?  That will help to know if I need to tell the person who wants to test to contact you - if you want to send me their names in a private email, please do!! 


73

Brian
ADØUK


On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551


VE Testing Tuesday Night

Jon Cole
 

Hello All,

The VE test session will be this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the parking lot behind my work at

Merebrook Land Surveying
914 N. College Ave., Suite 1
Columbia, MO  65201

I plan to be there by 6:00 to help Chris set up tents and tables as needed.

I have e-mailed the two people who have signed up for the session so far with instructions as to where to find the session and procedural information.  I did have several other people interested, but they all dropped out for various reasons, many of which will test at a later date.  We can comfortably accommodate two more examinees, if someone else wants to take a test on Tuesday. They just need to contact me.

(Please note that the ARRl website has messed up our listings on their calendar again.  They tried to fix it, but did not get it right.  I will email them again and see if we can get it right this time.)

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
Central Missouri Radio Association
(573) 864-4551
colepls@...


Re: Field Day

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Thanks Jim,
So Noted

bill N0axz

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 11:16 AM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Bill,  thanks for giving us the info we need for FD.  One correction, I think..  The ARRL website described CMRA without the period after "Assn".  
I think you put in a period to end the sentence, not to signify an abbreviation.  But the EXACT  write-in for ARRL  has to be without the period after "Assn"

If ARRL's humans check and enter the summary sheets, they might (or might not) accept the period; but a machine checker probably will not.

Jim, n0ssm     

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 10:50 AM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ



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Re: Field Day

James Whitehill
 

Bill,  thanks for giving us the info we need for FD.  One correction, I think..  The ARRL website described CMRA without the period after "Assn".  
I think you put in a period to end the sentence, not to signify an abbreviation.  But the EXACT  write-in for ARRL  has to be without the period after "Assn"

If ARRL's humans check and enter the summary sheets, they might (or might not) accept the period; but a machine checker probably will not.

Jim, n0ssm     

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 10:50 AM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Field Day

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
Here is a summary of what we have discussed on the Wednesday nets, and the last on-the-air CMRA meeting concerning Field Day 2020.

The club will be "doing" field day 2020, within the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions in force at that time. 
Whereas individual operators are encouraged (2020) to operate from home, if that is their preference, we will have a club presence at Rock Bridge State Park in our normal location, organized around the KOMU-TV field truck (provided by K0PHP), and two transmitters.

WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES: SPACING of ONE WAVELENGTH AT 144 mhZ, AND APPROPRIATE MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS.

Operators not at RB (should use their own call signs for FD) who want to, may enter the club name in the reporting of your activities, which will produce a club aggregate score to show up in the Dec QST, just for fun. We all have to spell the club name exactly the same, and on the ARRL page of clubs it is: Central Missouri Radio Assn.

KC0HSB advises that this link, from this week's ARRL e-Newsletter tells us all about Field Day 2020:


If all who do Field Day 2020 could take a picture of your FD setup/activity and email that to me, I will create a Powerpoint presentation of our FD 2020 activity in its uniqueness (I hope we aren't still here in June 2021!) for the web site.

Stay safe and see you on the radio.
-- 
Bill N0AXZ


Microwave above 35 ghz

paul watt
 

I saw this article and thought I'd kick it out to the group.  My guess is they are gearing up for new 5G technologies.  Enjoy
73
Paul KE0IKG

https://www.multichannel.com/.amp/news/fcc-grants-spectrum-licenses-to-t-mobile-others


Re: 2m propagation

John Darby
 

Once I talked with someone in Michigan on a repeater in Indiana.   A cold front came in trapping a layer of warm air between the cold upper atmosphere and the cold surface air causing ducting.

 

John  KS0I

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io [mailto:main@CMRA.groups.io] On Behalf Of paul watt
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 12:10 PM
To: CMRA Reflector
Subject: [CMRA] 2m propagation

 

Just an fyi to anyone who cares.  2 meter propagation is really good this morning.  I am able to hit several repeaters that I normally can not touch.

73

Paul KE0IKG


2m propagation

paul watt
 

Just an fyi to anyone who cares.  2 meter propagation is really good this morning.  I am able to hit several repeaters that I normally can not touch.
73
Paul KE0IKG


Corey's KC0YNS Obituary

paul watt
 

Listed below is a link to the funeral home with Corey's obituary.

https://www.millardfamilychapels.com/m/obituaries/Corey-Mesenbrink/Memories


May CMRA Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

The Minutes for May's meeting are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click May of 2020 to view or download.


The minutes mention that testing is cancelled until further notice. That's how things were when the meeting took place. However, testing will be done now by appointment. Contact Jon, N0OFJ, for details. That info has been updated at k0si.net as well.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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Re: Corey

John W. Smith
 

Wow, what a throw back!


John, KC0HSB



On 6/2/2020 3:55 PM, Chris Swisher wrote:
One of only a few videos of Corey doing what he did best, with a
little help from his friends. https://youtu.be/5LG-0UQ-nWg

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
<billmcfarland10@gmail.com <mailto:billmcfarland10@gmail.com>> wrote:

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at
his home. It was an accident in the home.

Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with
him on the radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the
time, but before he temporarily lost access to his massive Shack,
you heard him on many of the local repeaters, and faithfully
delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a large complement of ham
radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I called it RF Hill.

His email signature block read:

DTS. Digital Traffic System

RRI Radio Relay International

Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES

And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios
and gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was
always ready to offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who
might need that piece. He enjoyed talking to people on the radio,
and DMR gave him that chance from his wheelchair in the house.

He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving
in several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of
Winlink using it for his digital traffic role. He had several
linear amplifiers and didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have
his 75M dipole good and resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that
K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6 inches just last Saturday
(5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1 KW amplifier on
it. Guess that won’t happen now.

Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ

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Re: Corey

Tim Spurgeon
 

Chris (K0PHP),

You amaze me! Great job pulling this out of history. It was also good to see Bill (N0AXZ) and Don (KM0R).

Tim
W0TES

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Swisher" <Komu8ce@gmail.com>
To: "main" <main@cmra.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:55:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Corey

One of only a few videos of Corey doing what he did best, with a little
help from his friends. https://youtu.be/5LG-0UQ-nWg

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <
billmcfarland10@gmail.com> wrote:

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at his
home. It was an accident in the home.



Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with him on the
radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the time, but before he
temporarily lost access to his massive Shack, you heard him on many of the
local repeaters, and faithfully delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a
large complement of ham radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I
called it RF Hill.



His email signature block read:

DTS. Digital Traffic System

RRI Radio Relay International

Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES



And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios and
gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was always ready to
offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who might need that piece. He
enjoyed talking to people on the radio, and DMR gave him that chance from
his wheelchair in the house.



He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving in
several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of Winlink using
it for his digital traffic role. He had several linear amplifiers and
didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have his 75M dipole good and
resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6
inches just last Saturday (5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1
KW amplifier on it. Guess that won’t happen now.



Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ



Re: Corey

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Chris,
\How did you find this one?
bill

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:55 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
One of only a few videos of Corey doing what he did best, with a little help from his friends. https://youtu.be/5LG-0UQ-nWg

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at his home. It was an accident in the home.

 

Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with him on the radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the time, but before he temporarily lost access to his massive Shack, you heard him on many of the local repeaters, and faithfully delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a large complement of ham radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I called it RF Hill.

 

His email signature block read:

              DTS. Digital Traffic System

              RRI Radio Relay International

              Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

              Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES

 

And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios and gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was always ready to offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who might need that piece. He enjoyed talking to people on the radio, and DMR gave him that chance from his wheelchair in the house.

 

He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving in several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of Winlink using it for his digital traffic role. He had several linear amplifiers and didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have his 75M dipole good and resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6 inches just last Saturday (5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1 KW amplifier on it. Guess that won’t happen now.

 

Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ



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Re: Corey

Chris Swisher
 

One of only a few videos of Corey doing what he did best, with a little help from his friends. https://youtu.be/5LG-0UQ-nWg


On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at his home. It was an accident in the home.

 

Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with him on the radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the time, but before he temporarily lost access to his massive Shack, you heard him on many of the local repeaters, and faithfully delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a large complement of ham radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I called it RF Hill.

 

His email signature block read:

              DTS. Digital Traffic System

              RRI Radio Relay International

              Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

              Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES

 

And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios and gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was always ready to offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who might need that piece. He enjoyed talking to people on the radio, and DMR gave him that chance from his wheelchair in the house.

 

He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving in several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of Winlink using it for his digital traffic role. He had several linear amplifiers and didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have his 75M dipole good and resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6 inches just last Saturday (5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1 KW amplifier on it. Guess that won’t happen now.

 

Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ


Corey

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at his home. It was an accident in the home.

 

Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with him on the radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the time, but before he temporarily lost access to his massive Shack, you heard him on many of the local repeaters, and faithfully delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a large complement of ham radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I called it RF Hill.

 

His email signature block read:

              DTS. Digital Traffic System

              RRI Radio Relay International

              Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

              Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES

 

And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios and gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was always ready to offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who might need that piece. He enjoyed talking to people on the radio, and DMR gave him that chance from his wheelchair in the house.

 

He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving in several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of Winlink using it for his digital traffic role. He had several linear amplifiers and didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have his 75M dipole good and resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6 inches just last Saturday (5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1 KW amplifier on it. Guess that won’t happen now.

 

Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ


update on Corey

Bob Jett
 

Just talked to his sister and there will not be a service for him at this time and he will be

cremated. They don't know if he had a heart attack and fell out of his chair then hit his head or

what happened for sure.

Bob K0YBN


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Re: Corey kc0yns

Jon Cole
 

Corey was a great ham and helpful to all. He is already missed. I hope that an outdoor service is held so we can all show up and pay our respects safely. If not, I will certainly do it privately later.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ

On May 31, 2020, at 3:54 PM, Tim Spurgeon <tims173@mchsi.com> wrote:

Brothers:

Corey's (KC0YNS) death, like Joe Casler (N0JEC) caught me by surprise. I thought we had many days to walk the trail, together.

My fond thoughts of Corey include the fact that he was very knowledgeable HAM, and a smart trader of all things radio, with a garage and shed full of radio stuff to prove it. His wonderful (and spacious) radio shack that would fit 10-15 guys, to talk about radio, guns, and what ever topic came up; I think we solved the world's problems a couple of times. Finally, Corey was a generous person. One time we were talking about antenna building, in his radio shack. I mentioned that I was needing a SO-239 Coax connector. In the middle of our discussion, Corey wheeled over to one of his many bins, pulled out one and threw it to me - no charge!

73, my friend.

Tim
(W0TES)

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Darby" <jdarby632@centurytel.net>
To: "main" <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:14:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Corey kc0yns

Thanks for letting me know. I knew Corey for a long time before he got involved with Ham radio.

John Darby

KS0I



From: main@CMRA.groups.io [mailto:main@CMRA.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Jett
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:07 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] Corey kc0yns



Has anyone heard that Corey has passed away? my neighbors are related to him and was telling me

that he had passed away earlier this week.

Bob K0YBN




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