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Tech Talk Wednesday - Wed, 2021-02-24 #cal-notice

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Tech Talk Wednesday

When:
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Online - via Zoom

Description:
Rosendo Guzman N5YBG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Tech Talk Wednesday
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Re: TEXAS TRAFFIC NET

Don Jones
 

I put in a lot of time in both nets or actually all nets and trained many people. Great to see the nets are still around. A primary purpose of HAM Radio.

de W5JX 73's 

Donald Lee Jones 
122 Saratoga Dr. 
San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 
Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 
n5wsw@... or dj1072@...

The totality of adults’ experiences provides the lens through which they see the world.


On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 04:02:23 PM CST, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:


As an independent net and member of the National Traffic System (NTS),  the net passes radio traffic into and out of the state of Texas via Amateur Radio.  The net can normally be heard Monday - Saturdays  from 0830 to 0930 on 7285khz and  Monday-Saturday  from 1830-1930  on 3873khz Central time .  Our alternate night frequency is 3877khz.  In the event of an emergency event, such as tropical storms/hurricanes the net may be activated.  All amateur operators with a General Class or higher ham license are welcomed to check into the net.    OUR ALTERNATE NIGHT FREQUENCY IS 3877khz.
http://www.daytimetexastrafficnet7285.org
YOU CAN LISTEN OVER THE INTENET USING WEB SDR

Listen to Day Net 

Listen to Night Net Select (LSB)


Tech Talk Wednesday - Wed, 2021-02-24 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Tech Talk Wednesday

When: Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:Online - via Zoom

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Description: Rosendo Guzman N5YBG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Tech Talk Wednesday
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Wed, until Dec 29, 2021, 50 occurrence(s)
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TEXAS TRAFFIC NET

Bill Craft
 

As an independent net and member of the National Traffic System (NTS),  the net passes radio traffic into and out of the state of Texas via Amateur Radio.  The net can normally be heard Monday - Saturdays  from 0830 to 0930 on 7285khz and  Monday-Saturday  from 1830-1930  on 3873khz Central time .  Our alternate night frequency is 3877khz.  In the event of an emergency event, such as tropical storms/hurricanes the net may be activated.  All amateur operators with a General Class or higher ham license are welcomed to check into the net.    OUR ALTERNATE NIGHT FREQUENCY IS 3877khz.
http://www.daytimetexastrafficnet7285.org
YOU CAN LISTEN OVER THE INTENET USING WEB SDR

Listen to Day Net 

Listen to Night Net Select (LSB)


a stress reliever,

Bill Craft
 

 
 
 

 

Giphy

At one time or another, we’ve all pulled up a YouTube video of a crackling fireplace to relax, “keep warm,” or entertain dinner party guests. YouTube ambience rooms are just like ’em, but they’re leveled up with animated scenery and soothing soundscapes that create a whole vibe. These videos can be a stress reliever, an escape from your desk view, or a WFH soundtrack. Whether you’re missing your local coffee shop or want to lounge in the Gryffindor common room, here are my personal favorite ambience picks: 

  • The medieval alchemist lab, where you can hear the making of potions and elixirs. 
  • Spend your workday in a 24/7 coffee shop. Come for the hygge atmosphere, stay for the smooth jazz or raindrops on the window. 
  • Pop into 221B Baker Street, where you can listen to London’s street-sweepers while sitting by a crackling fireplace.  
  • If you miss the library stacks, power through a study session in an 18th century library
  • A hacker’s room in a cyberpunk city. 


HELP NEEDED ON TOWER

Bill Craft
 

I have an Aluma Tower 75 feet crank up/ tilt over ready to mount two light antennas, raise to vertical (it has a tilt winch fixture), check for vertical plumb, install 3rd base bolt and adjust then guy down and tension using my pre made spec guy wire sets  and Big Grip Dead Ends (3 sets of 3).  I am willing to pay well but I need a skilled tower man who can schedule me pretty soon.
this is my first crank up tower so I need experienced help that have guyed those down before. 
 
Can you recommend  someone?
 
Thank you!
 
Phillip, WI5O
My number is 830-491-9067 


moderated Commemorating Howard E. Anthony, Father of Heathkit.

Bill Craft
 

Commemorating Howard E. Anthony, Father of Heathkit. (Feb. 9, 1912 - Jul. 23, 1954)

On Sunday February 7, 2021 from 1200Z -2359Z,
Amateur Radio Station KD2FSI will be operating as a special event station using a variety of vintage Heathkit gear to commemorate the life and legacy of Howard E. Anthony, the father of the Heathkit brand of electronic kits. Starting in the morning with 75 meter SSB, we will work our way up through the 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands and then back down again towards the evening. We hope all amateur radio operators with any type of equipment (new or old) will join us as we commemorate Mr. Anthony, the person responsible for starting Heathkit, the finest electronic kit company ever.


moderated no-cost COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Bill Craft
 

 
The City of San Antonio will host a no-cost COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Alamodome starting on Monday, January 11. There will be in-person and drive-thru options available for the public at this location. At this time per state guidelines, only people who fall under Phases 1A and 1B will be able to receive the vaccine at the Alamodome. 

Appointments are required and can be made by visiting covid19.sanantonio.gov/vaccine or by calling 311 and selecting option 8.
 
Phase 1A populations include frontline healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B includes people over 65 or people 16 or older with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine.

These are the only populations eligible to be vaccinated at this time.


At this time, the Alamodome location will be able to provide approximately 1,500 vaccines per day and will do so until further notice.

Registration will open this Saturday, January 9. Residents must make an appointment by calling 311 and selecting option 8 or visiting https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/Vaccine.

Walk-ins will not be accepted.

 
 
Due to COVID and capacity limits, appointments will be required for donations. A link is soon to come and will be posted on our Facebook page. @JohnCourageD9. 


moderated QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returning in March

Bill Craft
 

Coming to your desktop, laptop, and tablet: 
​ March 13 and 14, 2021
and "on-demand" until April 12, 2021

​Early Bird Ticket Sales begin January 4, 2021
REGISTER NOW
 
 

 
Our first QSO Today Expo was a great success with over 16,000 attendees!  We’re working hard to make our upcoming Expo even better with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, easy-to-use video technology to meet with exhibitors, and much more.  There’s no need to travel - anybody can participate in this groundbreaking, amateur radio Expo built on a virtual reality platform.


moderated ZOOM Meetings - see calendar for codes and dates

Bill Craft
 

A reminder the ZOOM codes for meetings are located in our calendar. 

main@saradioclub.groups.io | Calendar


moderated Re: Zoom Weekly Tech Talk #cal-notice

lswartz
 

We’re on the air now.  The correct link is on the calendar.
Lloyd Swartz
KF5ZHW


On Jan 6, 2021, at 9:44 AM, pagillilan@... wrote:

Are these sessions still going on?  I've tried to attend via Zoom for the last couple of sessions without success.


moderated Zoom Weekly Tech Talk #cal-notice

PATRICK NA5PG
 

Are these sessions still going on?  I've tried to attend via Zoom for the last couple of sessions without success.


moderated Trading Post

Bill Craft
 

Lots of new stuff listed in our trading post
https://w5sc.org/adverts/

It's FREE to use, so if you have something collecting dust, put it up for sale.


moderated Webpage for Cancelled Hamfests

Bill Craft
 

Webpage for Cancelled Hamfests. The ARRL has created a webpage that will search the ARRL Hamfest and Convention Database for canceled events. >> Click Here <<


moderated Contest University Holds Propagation Summit

Bill Craft
 

Contest University Holds Propagation Summit
January 23, 2021, Contest University will present “The 2021 Propagation Summit”. This four-hour presentation will cover the following topics:
“Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI activities for 2021” – Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
“Solar Cycle 25 Predictions & Progress” – Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
“Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain” – Dr. James Breakall, WA3FET
“HF Ionospheric Propagation” – Frank Donovan, W3LPL

It’s FREE! Sign up here: https://www.contestuniversity.com/


moderated Re: Amateur Radio licensing fees

Don Jones
 

We did this to ourselves next; they'll take our band spectrum.

So-Sad! :-( 


Good question, Mike.

And I am still replacing equipment, but hear no one.

Thank you,

Don Jones
A Student of Life & Life-Long Learner
The totality of adults’ experiences provides the lens through which they see the world.




Donald Lee Jones 
122 Saratoga Dr. 
San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 Cell 
Telephone (210) 374-1776 
n5wsw@... or dj1072@...



On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 02:09:25 PM CST, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:


The FCC has adopted a decision in the matter of Amateur Radio licensing
fees — in a remarkably short time in comparison to other FCC NPRM
proceedings.

     The FCC, based on input from the ARRL and its Members, agreed to
lower the "Personal License Application Fee" that applies to Amateur
Radio licensees from $50 to $35. Unfortunately, it did not accept the
ARRL and its Members' argument that due to the services provided by
Amateur Radio that the fee should be $0.00.

     Go to https://tinyurl.com/y7mso3x4 for the FCC's complete Report &
Order.




John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
West Gulf Division Director


moderated Re: Amateur Radio licensing fees

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

So, I don't operate much. If I were to not renew my license, and at just before 2 years expired renew, $35? Or would I owe that plus $70? They are really trying to get blood out of a turnip....

-Mike Check
MPO-TCOLE

-VIA MOBILE-

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 14:09 Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:
The FCC has adopted a decision in the matter of Amateur Radio licensing
fees — in a remarkably short time in comparison to other FCC NPRM
proceedings.

     The FCC, based on input from the ARRL and its Members, agreed to
lower the "Personal License Application Fee" that applies to Amateur
Radio licensees from $50 to $35. Unfortunately, it did not accept the
ARRL and its Members' argument that due to the services provided by
Amateur Radio that the fee should be $0.00.

     Go to https://tinyurl.com/y7mso3x4 for the FCC's complete Report &
Order.




John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
West Gulf Division Director


moderated Amateur Radio licensing fees

Bill Craft
 

The FCC has adopted a decision in the matter of Amateur Radio licensing
fees — in a remarkably short time in comparison to other FCC NPRM
proceedings.

     The FCC, based on input from the ARRL and its Members, agreed to
lower the "Personal License Application Fee" that applies to Amateur
Radio licensees from $50 to $35. Unfortunately, it did not accept the
ARRL and its Members' argument that due to the services provided by
Amateur Radio that the fee should be $0.00.

     Go to https://tinyurl.com/y7mso3x4 for the FCC's complete Report &
Order.




John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
West Gulf Division Director


moderated There are many ways to learn Morse code. People often take the leap and try learning on their own. That what Roland Simmons, K7FOP, did... until he found a better way!

Bill Craft
 

https://www.ditdit.fm/shows/episode-16-better-ways-to-learn-the-code

interesting podcast overview on how to get on CW

There is a list of many useful tools and equipment-
ENJOY


moderated San Antonio Broadcast TV question

Bill Craft
 

Hello,
 
I would like to know if the SARC has any amateur radio members that are also hobbyists in tuning OTA TV (aka a TV dxer) ??  The person would need a Windows based computer and a DTV tuner connected to the PC, and then connected to an outside TV antenna.
 
I am an independent DTV data analyst and am working on updating the DTV broadcast listings for the San Antonio TV market-
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=45
 
I typically use the program TSReader that collects the broadcast data to update TV listings on the website. IF you have any members that are *tech type* persons and would have this kind of ability/equipment, I would like to talk to them. I can get the correct person a FREE download of the TSReader program to use on their computer.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
Jim Thomas
Springfield, Missouri
Independent DTV data analyst

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