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SA Rock & Roll Marathon on Sunday, December 4th, help needed

Lee Besing
 

The AARO ham club has been tasked with providing Hams to assist The Rock & Roll Marathon on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

We need volunteers at every mile marker, and a few other odd ball locations along the route.  We need about 2 dozen (minimum) volunteers to staff the assigned positions, minimum 1 ham per spot..  We currently have a dozen and some volunteers.

Free t-shirts for all volunteers.
 
There will be 26 new timer clocks this year!!
 
Duties include picking up the timing clocks prior to the event on Dec. 2nd at 530-630 pm in LOT B of the Alamo Dome (on back side, off Cherry Street, north of Durango / Caesar Chavez)  , then being on-site (On Sunday)at your assigned location prior to 630 am, ready to turn them on when AA5RO net control gives us the countdown over the radio. 
 
This year’s coordinator is Gilbert Santana N5CDA and you can contact him at rrm@... or 210-323-1860. Emailing Direct is preferred due to tracking of assignments and schedule.
 
The mile maker locations have changed change from last year because the route has changed slightly. See link below for PDF copy of map.

http://rnr30.compgroup.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/sites/32/2015/03/SA_16_CourseMap_SUN.pdf
 
 So if you have a preference on location, or limitation on time available for the day of the event, please let us know.  We’ll assign locations on first come, first serve, with preferences given for those asking for repeat locations from previous years (to help minimize directional confusion). 
 
Most assignments require being up & on location early morning. Traffic is a mess, and gets worse the closer to 6:30 am.  Mile markers 1 thru 10 are assignments that get done quicker, but you have to be there before 6 am (or earlier) due to road closures.   We get "all access" passes, but you still end up stopping at every barricade to talk with the cops, and explain why you need to get from point A to point B.    

Thanks

Gilbert Santana, N5CDA


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


Volunteers Needed : 2017 Bandera 100K Ultra-Marathon

Louis Upton
 


Sorry for the crosspost.  Too many of us on multiple groups!


Volunteers Needed : 2017 Bandera 100K Ultra-Marathon

Ham Radio Operators needed for challenging Public Service Event!

Location: Hill Country State Natural Area – Bandera County, Texas

When: 7th of January 2017

Description:

15th Annual Bandera 100k Ultra-Marathon held at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera County.

Tejas Trails Communication Group – Sponsored by Hill Country REACT has been the lead team for communications for this event the past 12 years with the assistance of many hams from the San Antonio, Austin and other areas around the state..

This is a fun event with challenges. The participants of this event, are of a type you will not encounter at most other events we deal with throughout the year. Over the years, we have made some lasting friendships!

Interested operators should contact the Communications Safety Team Coordinator. Clubs and Organizations needing a challenging field training environment are encouraged to participate!

ARES, RACES and CERT Teams and Individuals, here is your chance to get some in the field training.

K5STX, Louis at k5stx10 - gmail or 830-305-2889




Re: Mag mount?

CrayL
 

Lee, it's UHF.
Cray / K5MUG


On Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:39 AM, "Lee Besing lee@... [W5SC]" wrote:


 
At last, a real question!  Lol

UHF or NMO ?

Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Smith n5rxs@... [W5SC]"
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Mag mount?

 
What kind of connector between the antenna and the magnet?
J C

On 11/9/2016 10:07 PM, cdlsr@... [W5SC] wrote:
 
Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.

Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.

Thanks,

Cray Lester / K5MUG





Re: Mag mount?

CrayL
 

JC, it has a standard 3/8-24 threaded connection on the whip/coil assembly. The OEM clamp base for it has a one inch long 3/8-24 hex nut antenna connector to SO239 coax connector assembly.
Cray / K5MUG


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:51 PM, "Smith n5rxs@... [W5SC]" wrote:


 
What kind of connector between the antenna and the magnet?
J C

On 11/9/2016 10:07 PM, cdlsr@... [W5SC] wrote:
 
Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.

Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.

Thanks,

Cray Lester / K5MUG





Re: Mag mount?

Lee Besing
 

At last, a real question!  Lol

UHF or NMO ?

Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio, TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "Smith n5rxs@... [W5SC]" <W5SC@...>
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Mag mount?

 

What kind of connector between the antenna and the magnet?

J C


On 11/9/2016 10:07 PM, cdlsr@... [W5SC] wrote:
 

Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.


Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.


Thanks,


Cray Lester / K5MUG




Re: Mag mount?

J C Smith
 

What kind of connector between the antenna and the magnet?

J C


On 11/9/2016 10:07 PM, cdlsr@... [W5SC] wrote:
 

Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.


Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.


Thanks,


Cray Lester / K5MUG




Re: Mag mount?

CrayL
 

Thanks, Larry.  Long time no see, good to hear from you!   I'll hang loose until the meeting tomorrow, maybe someone attending will bring one.  If not, perhaps we can sync up somewhere.
Take care,
Cray / K5MUG


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:40 PM, "Larry Lentz Larry@... [W5SC]" wrote:


 
I do, but not planning on being at the meeting tomorrow.

Sent from my Windows Phone

From: cdlsr@... [W5SC]
Sent: ‎11/‎9/‎2016 10:07 PM
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Mag mount?

 
Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.

Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.

Thanks,

Cray Lester / K5MUG




Re: Mag mount?

Larry Lentz <Larry@...>
 

I do, but not planning on being at the meeting tomorrow.

Sent from my Windows Phone

From: cdlsr@... [W5SC]
Sent: ‎11/‎9/‎2016 10:07 PM
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Mag mount?

 

Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.


Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.


Thanks,


Cray Lester / K5MUG



Mag mount?

CrayL
 

Since we have a meeting tomorrow night, I'll throw out a request.  I need a mag mount base to test my MP1DXTR vertical whip atop my Subaru Forester instead of on a portable tripod with radials.


Anyone have one available for me to borrow for a few days for the test?  If you do, I would very much appreciate it if you would bring it to tomorrow's meeting.


Thanks,


Cray Lester / K5MUG



New Event, Thursday, 10 November 2016

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 10 November 2016
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
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Special TALARC events planned for Veterans Day​

J C Smith
 

If you can, please check in to one of the nets.  By the way, any amateurs who are American Legion members can apply to join the American Legion Amateur Radio club, no charge.


J C



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Special TALARC events planned for Veterans Day​
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:25:00 -0500
From: The American Legion
To: James Smith



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Veterans Day Special Event Station November 11th
 
Dear TALARC Members and Friends,

On Friday, Nov. 11, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club will conduct its annual Veterans Day special event from 0900 to 1630 Hours, Eastern Standard Time [1400Z - 2130Z] from Indianapolis. On this day, using the Federal Communications Commission-issued radio club call sign K9TAL, we will honor our fellow veterans in this special on-the-air amateur radio tribute.

Participation in the special event is open to all amateur radio operators. Please invite friends and family who are amateur radio operators to contact the station. All those who QSO with the headquarters station can receive a personalized Special Event Commemorative Certificate and a QSL card from TALARC.

Ham radio operators wishing to contact special event Station K9TAL on Veterans Day should tune to 20 meters: 14.275 MHz (+/- 5 KHz) USB; or to 2 meters: K9DC 147.315 Repeater in Indianapolis; or IRLP Node 9735; or, to 146.46 MHz simplex in Central Indiana. Note: K9TAL will not operate via EchoLink during the special event.

To receive a commemorative certificate and QSL card after working K9TAL, send a 9X12 inch self-addressed stamped envelope to The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, 700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Please allow about three weeks for return delivery.

If you are a Legion radio club member who lives near the K9TAL station, you are welcome to operate on-air during the special event. The station is located at the Legion's National Headquarters, 700 N. Pennsylvania St. in Indianapolis. Access to the building is controlled, so it will be necessary that we know your availability in advance – approximate time and length of stay – in order to get you inside. Interested? Contact TALARC Vice President Bill Sloan, NZ9S, at k9tal@....

HF Relay Operations for the Veterans Day Special Event

To accommodate those who experience difficulty hearing or being heard by K9TAL, you may check in via relay through TALARC members:

Everett, WA3DVO, in Maryland
Bill, KIØCW, in South Dakota

Bill and Everett will operate on the same Special Event HF frequency of 14.275 MHz, +/- 5 KHz.

Other Veterans Day special events hosted by TALARC Members

WB4TAL, American Legion Post 116, the first American Legion Radio Club station in North Carolina will also have a Special Event Station honoring all American veterans who have fought for our freedom. The station will be ready to receive at 9 a.m. EST (1400 UTC) until 4 p.m. EST (2100 UTC) and will be listening on 14.260 MHz (+/- 5 KHz) USB. They have QSL cards made and will QSL with all contacts. The station is located in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and appears to be the only East Coast special event station. WB4TAL invites all to "Come make contact with us." Contact information for WB4TAL: Kenn Kubacki (KK4OSI) WB4TAL@....

W2UIS, Mark at Wallkill, N.Y., has notified National Headquarters that on Veterans Day, he will be running a D-Star Special Event Station from the Wallkill Public Library from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. He will use REF001C, 026A, 030C. The local library is being supportive of this activity, and Mark says he hopes "to make ham radio a monthly event there to generate interest locally in Amateur Radio."


73, 


Marty Justis
President, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club

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Veterans Day Parade this Saturday, Universal City. Ham help needed.

Lee Besing
 

We're still very short of volunteers to help the Universal City Police Department with this year's parade. HT friendly event.

Please share on other club lists if you don't see that list address above

We'll meet at the UCPD office in the city hall on Universal City Blvd at 9am. Free donuts, coffee, juice, etc, provided by the police department.

After our briefing, we'll drive out to our assignments along Pat Booker Rd and wait for the call to move the pre positioned cones or barricades into place.  More info at briefing.

If you can help, please contact me off list.

Joe Bruno has an excused absence. He's still recovering from a heart attack & surgery from last week. NE Baptist Hospital.

Thanks.

Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio, TX


Elecraft OEM mic.

CrayL
 

Need the loan of an Elecraft OEM mic for a couple days, I'm using a Yamaha CM500 headset and have it working on my KX3 very well, and is working on the Elecraft K3 rear 3.5 Mic connection, but not on the front Mic connection.  I am using an 8-pin to 3.5 adapter so not sure the adapter is working properly.  Others have purportedly have successfully used this connector without mod or menu changes. So, would like to borrow an MH2 OEM mic if anyone has one they would loan to me for a couple days to make sure the front mic  port is actually working properly.

(PS: If this is duplicated in sorts, a previous attempt to send it seemed to disappear.)

Thanks,

 

Cray / K5MUG


Elecraft K3 OEM Mic.

CrayL
 

Looking for a K3 OEM mic with the 8 pin connector for the front mic connection.  MH2 handheld is the OEM mic.  I'm using Yamaha CM500 headset, and have it working on my KX3 very well.  Also have  it working on the K3 Rear mic port but doesn't work on the front mic port through a 8-pin to 3.5 adapter I bought.  The adaptor 'SHOULD' work well.  Anyway, would like to try an OEM if anyone has one and would loan it to me for a couple days.


Thanks,


Cray /  K5MUG


New Event, Thursday, 13 October 2016

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 13 October 2016
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
W5SC   Calendar


Re: I need your help tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 1st! San Antonio & Seguin area - Lee N5NTG

Charles Land
 

Have you confirmed with Austin that he is not available?  I was about to call him.

 

From: W5SC@... [mailto:W5SC@...]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 8:56 AM
To: GVARC list; w5sc@...; Bexar County ARES list; Hayes Caldwell Hams; STXDXCC@...; Hill Country REACT
Cc: lee@...
Subject: [W5SC] I need your help tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 1st! San Antonio & Seguin area - Lee N5NTG

 

 

Please help spread the word!

We just had another ham SAG Driver drop out for this weekend's BikeMS Valero Ride to the River bicycle event, due to his employer forgetting to change his work schedule. He's pissed, but not willing to lose his job over it.

But even more importantly, the ham who was to handle the lunch rest stop in Seguin, at Texas Lutheran University, came down with strep throat and selfishly refuses to share it with the riders and  volunteers!  How dare he be so selfish? Haha.

We were already short on hans to cover a couple of rest stops for Saturday, so we don't have any extra hams to split up and reassign. Sunday's assignments are covered.

No background checks or DMV checks needed for rest stop hams, just a simple volunteer waiver needs filled out for this event. SAG drivers have undergone both checks, the volunteer waiver, plus an online driver safety course, so its too late to add another driver unless they worked last April during the BPMS150.

If you can help me fill the lunch stop assignment (9:30am til around 2pm), or one of the other open rest stops,  please call or text me directly.  We'll be using 2 meter repeaters for the event.

Thanks

Lee Besing , N5NTG
210-771-7075 cellphone
San Antonio, TX


I need your help tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 1st! San Antonio & Seguin area - Lee N5NTG

Lee Besing
 

Please help spread the word!

We just had another ham SAG Driver drop out for this weekend's BikeMS Valero Ride to the River bicycle event, due to his employer forgetting to change his work schedule. He's pissed, but not willing to lose his job over it.

But even more importantly, the ham who was to handle the lunch rest stop in Seguin, at Texas Lutheran University, came down with strep throat and selfishly refuses to share it with the riders and  volunteers!  How dare he be so selfish? Haha.

We were already short on hans to cover a couple of rest stops for Saturday, so we don't have any extra hams to split up and reassign. Sunday's assignments are covered.

No background checks or DMV checks needed for rest stop hams, just a simple volunteer waiver needs filled out for this event. SAG drivers have undergone both checks, the volunteer waiver, plus an online driver safety course, so its too late to add another driver unless they worked last April during the BPMS150.

If you can help me fill the lunch stop assignment (9:30am til around 2pm), or one of the other open rest stops,  please call or text me directly.  We'll be using 2 meter repeaters for the event.

Thanks

Lee Besing , N5NTG
210-771-7075 cellphone
San Antonio, TX


Rest stop hams needed on October 1st for BikeMS ride, SA to Seguin, to New Braunfels

Lee Besing
 

Just got the word that we are still short of covering three rest stops for the bike Ms Valero ride to the river on October 1st. We thought we had it covered, but there were some cancellations. We have the rest stops covered for the Sunday routes, but it's the Saturday route that we need help with.

While some of the stops are close enough to hit the repeater with a HT, most of them will require a mobile antenna and Mobile Radio.

If you have never done one of these rest stop assignments before, bringing a pop-up tent, small folding table & chair will help you be more comfortable.

Obviously, you could just operate out of your vehicle as well.  Some hams bring a marine deep cycle battery to power their mobile radio outside their vehicle, while others often just run a longer red/black power cord from their vehicle.   Using your HT to listen and returning to your car to answer is also another way.

The primary net will be on 2 meters, with the SAGs and Motorcycle Safety Marshals also running on 446.175 simplex (for local coordination off net).

If you want to help out, please contact me direct, off this list, for more info.

There is a PDF doc linked to the front page of SanAntonioHams.org that is called "The Illustrated Bike Tour Survival Guide for Hams" available for free download if you are curious about how these events are typically operated.

Thanks.

Lee Besing , N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio, TX


FW: ARRL Request to Contact Your US Senators Supporting the Amateur Radio Parity Act

Gary Harmon
 

FYI

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio and ATARI Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

(210) 657-1549

(210) 884-6926

(210) 657-1549

gharmon@...

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

From: ARRL Web site [mailto:memberlist@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:13 PM
To: gharmon@...
Subject: ARRL Request to Contact Your US Senators Supporting the Amateur Radio Parity Act

 

Dear ARRL member,

 

I am writing to you today because we are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act.

 

Our legislative efforts scored a major victory in our campaign when The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, passed in the House of Representatives yesterday, September 12th. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where we need every Senator to approve the bill.

 

You are one of over 730,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators living in the United States.  Many of you already live in deed-restricted communities, and that number grows daily.

 

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL HAMS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS!

 

·        If you want to have effective outdoor antennas but are not currently allowed to do so by your Home Owner’s Association, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!  

 

·        If you already have outdoor antennas, but want to support your fellow hams, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!

 

·        If you want to preserve your ability to install effective outdoor antennas on property that you own, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!

 

We need you to reach out to your Senators TODAY!  Right away.

 

Help us in the effort.  Please go to this linked website and follow the prompts:

 

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

 

Thank you.

 

73,

Rick

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Rick Roderick, K5UR
President
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®


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New Event, Thursday, 08 September 2016

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 08 September 2016
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
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