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locked SARC- in person meeting are canceled

Bill Craft
 

Y'all know that the city & state are experiencing a higher COVID rate. To be safe, Rosendo has suspended in person meeting until further notice. We know that Zoom isn't the same as in person but its certainly safer.
So we all want to be safe and not get this virus.
73's  


locked Field Day 2020

Cray / K5MUG
 

Greetings to all,

 

Just coming off a high from Field Day 2020 running Class 1E Qrp, on a 12AH/12v battery and solar power in my backyard/patio:  Elecraft Kx3 running 5w into a portable 40/20 fan dipole on a 31’ pushup pole.  All contacts were via Search and Pounce, I will admit to doing a pick and choose method on selecting contacts, mostly targeting picks on FD 2020 count of Sections, States, and DX. Think I worked about 9 or 10 hours, give or take, Saturday late afternoon and evening  and last two hours Sunday afternoon.  I’ll also admit to spending a little more time to get a target rather than shooting for quantity; doing that was fun, exciting, and satisfying (and frustrating) at the time but also more frustrating at the end. My grandfathers would call that robbing Peter to pay Paul, you make your picks and suffer the consequences.  Hmm, wonder why I didn’t score higher?  Get over it!!!  LOL.

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While I’m somewhat disappointed in my total results, I did hit all four lower 48 USA corners except for Maine but did tag New Hampshire for that corner.  Ticked 52 Sections, 38 States.  I also worked Hawaii, British Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Barbados for distance targets.  Probably could have gotten Bert, F6HKA, France, but that’s like catching fish in a barrel, Bert is one of those with BIG EARS who can hear anyone almost anytime worldwide regardless of power coming his way.

 

Overall  87 total contacts.

 

One pleasant surprise was 20m, I’ve been checking on 20m CW for a couple of weeks from mid-late afternoon for a current gauge of activity.  It’s been very slow with what I hear being very weak, not much coming my way.  When I started Saturday about 4 PM on it seemed to be the norm as I had observed, but from about 6 or 6:30 PM it come alive with a second and third breath and stayed very active and coming in nicely that way until about 10 PM or so when I changed over to 40m.  Confirms the belief that even though propagation is in its low cycle, but can and does support great signals when we ‘push to talk’ regardless of our mode.

 

If we ALL clicked our mic, tapped our key, or activated our digital, we ALL might be pleased with the results! Don’t just wheel your knob and listen but put your noise of choice on the air, give it a chance, don’t give up.  Propagation is waiting to push your signal somewhere, find out.   Git-r-done!

 

How was your FD?  Hope you had as much fun as I did.  ?  If you didn’t do FD, you really missed out on another real blast – start making your plans today for FD 2021, it’s never never too early.

 

Qrp CW Rocks! 5w and a wire!

 

72, 73,

 

Cray / K5MUG

 


locked Re: Field Day 2020

Jeff Boyes, ND8B
 

All --

From the FAQ, regarding submitting your log entries:

Q: How does my club submit an aggregate club score?  Does the club need to add up each participating member’s scores and submit a club entry with the aggregate score under the club call sign?

A: Each participant will submit his or her own independent entry under his or her call sign. ARRL will calculate the aggregate score based upon the club name entered on the official Field Day entry form via the web applet (preferred method) or on the paper Field Day entry form. In order for results to be tabulated correctly, all club participants must enter the club’s official name exactly the same, avoiding abbreviations or acronyms. This is important!

I'd suggest the entire, full name of the club be entered: San Antonio Radio Club

73 and gud DX,

Jeff, ND8B


On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 5:02 PM Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:
Tips for having an enjoyable Field Day weekend! 
Field Day Tips
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Technicians have full privileges on the VHF and UHF bands. Try SSB phone and RTTY/data/CW on 10 meters, and CW on 80, 40, and 15 meters. Find printable frequency charts here.

Scratching your head about the 2020 Field Day temporary rule waivers? We’ve prepared this FAQ to help you.

After Field Day, submit an entry with your results using the web app or mail to ARRL, submitted or postmarked by Tue, Jul 28, 2020.
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Share your tips to a successful Field Day on the ARRL Field Day Facebook Group
.
. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Issues Field Day 2020 Statement Read Now


locked Field Day 2020

Bill Craft
 

Tips for having an enjoyable Field Day weekend! 
Field Day Tips
.
Technicians have full privileges on the VHF and UHF bands. Try SSB phone and RTTY/data/CW on 10 meters, and CW on 80, 40, and 15 meters. Find printable frequency charts here.

Scratching your head about the 2020 Field Day temporary rule waivers? We’ve prepared this FAQ to help you.

After Field Day, submit an entry with your results using the web app or mail to ARRL, submitted or postmarked by Tue, Jul 28, 2020.
.
Share your tips to a successful Field Day on the ARRL Field Day Facebook Group
.
. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Issues Field Day 2020 Statement Read Now


locked Re: 8U portable Rack for Go Kits

Robert Keiser
 

Hehe...Looking forward to making our duel-use go-box / banjo! Hahahahah... someone tell Bela Fleck.

Thanks, Paul!

Best regards,

Bob, Crys, Sarah, Jonathan, & Daniel
the KE1SR clan

Sent from iCloud

On May 28, 2020 at 8:20 AM, Paul Guido <radioteacher@...> wrote:

Today the "Stupid Deal of the Day" on Musicians Friend is a 8U portable rack that can be used to make a radio go kit for $79.99.  It weighs about 16 pounds.

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/  and look for the "Stupid Deal of the Day" 

Here is the full link.
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/ultimate-support-restock-duracase-ur-8l-portable-8-space-rackmount-case/l75357000000000
 
I have bought a few of these Stupid Deals over the years and they normally do them to clear out over stocked or discontinued items.

If they run out of a product for the Stupid Deal of the Day they will put something else up, like a banjo.

Paul Guido de N5IUT




locked 8U portable Rack for Go Kits

Paul Guido
 

Today the "Stupid Deal of the Day" on Musicians Friend is a 8U portable rack that can be used to make a radio go kit for $79.99.  It weighs about 16 pounds.

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/  and look for the "Stupid Deal of the Day" 

Here is the full link.
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/ultimate-support-restock-duracase-ur-8l-portable-8-space-rackmount-case/l75357000000000
 
I have bought a few of these Stupid Deals over the years and they normally do them to clear out over stocked or discontinued items.

If they run out of a product for the Stupid Deal of the Day they will put something else up, like a banjo.

Paul Guido de N5IUT


locked Hamvention live stream

Bill Craft
 

Hi ,

I have an exciting announcement for you!

You're probably as sad as us to hear of Hamvention's®️ cancellation. That’s why we wanted to give you all the opportunity to enjoy Hamvention weekend from your home! Come by our website for our Live Stream event and take advantage of our limited-time specials! 

Live Stream Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 15th from 10 am - 12 pm

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Sunday, May 17th from 1 pm - 3 pm

PS We'll also have giveaways during the live stream, so now is your best chance to win a brand new radio!

 

 
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locked DMR info

Bill Craft
 

Have you heard the buzz about DMR? 

DMR stands for Digital Mobile Radio.
We’ve made this 3-Step DMR Guide to make it quick and easy for you to learn how to get on DMR.
 

Click the button below to get our 3-Step DMR Guide!

 

 

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All the best,

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President and Chief Engineer - BridgeCom Systems.


locked Re: DYI virus mask

Bill Craft
 

That would certainly keep the virus out

On 4/3/2020 6:49 PM, Tom O'Brien wrote:
Bill,
There's always duct tape

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Craft
Sent: Apr 3, 2020 6:46 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] DYI virus mask

People have scrambled to make their own masks, but can homemade masks really protect you from the coronavirus?

 

One Users' DIY air pollution anti-virus mask


One Person’s DIY ‘anti-virus’ mask


Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas



locked Re: DYI virus mask

Tom O'Brien
 

Bill,
There's always duct tape

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Craft
Sent: Apr 3, 2020 6:46 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] DYI virus mask

People have scrambled to make their own masks, but can homemade masks really protect you from the coronavirus?

 

One Users' DIY air pollution anti-virus mask


One Person’s DIY ‘anti-virus’ mask


Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas



locked DYI virus mask

Bill Craft
 

People have scrambled to make their own masks, but can homemade masks really protect you from the coronavirus?

 

One Users' DIY air pollution anti-virus mask


One Person’s DIY ‘anti-virus’ mask


locked Online Technician course

Bill Craft
 

Know anyone interested in getting license? Since we can't have a in person class  I found this
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3DKjqB4OLY2UXm2KqDpwQ
a full technician license class. One of our members, reviewed it and reports that it covers everything you need to know for test



locked Doctors Tips on cleaning groceries & eating out

Bill Craft
 


Doctors Tips on cleaning groceries & eating out

This a very informative video. Most of us are probably  already doing this.

However...extra info is better than no info.

Stay safe....

https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps


locked Re: Bexar County and regional repeaters?

Jack Bannin/N5JLB <kg5zok@...>
 

The Bexas County ARES net starts at 8:30 PM. Usially done by 8:45.

Jack//N5JLB


locked Re: Bexar County and regional repeaters?

Mike Check
 

Or...


At one time there were 2 traffic nets in this region on 2 meters. 40 and 80 area nets. This valuable system has seemed to fallen by the wayside in our area.

-Mike Check
MPO-TCOLE

-VIA MOBILE-


On Thu, Mar 26, 2020, 23:01 Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
AARO has a net on Monday, 147.38, starting at 8:30pm with Amateur radio news line recording, followed by a check in net, followed by CW code practice.  On Saturday, there's a Nite Owl net around 10:30pm-?.

Roost has a regular net on one of their Southside repeaters, but I'm not familiar with it.

QCWA used to hold nets on 147.38 on Sunday, but I've not heard them lately.

Bexar County ARES holds a Tuesday night training net, 6:45pm?, on 147.18, except on their meeting night (2nd Tuesday).

SADRC holds a digital net (Fusion radios) and I can get you details if needed 


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Guido <radioteacher@...>
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 4:43 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Bexar County and regional repeaters?

My new office is full of test gear and radios.  That is because my new office is my old ham shack!

Here is a kit-built Elecraft K2, a Kenwood TM-731A Dual Band FM, a Yaesu VX-5R, a brand new Yaesu FT-450D, and many, many others.

Some of the older rigs only have a limited number of memories.  For that matter, somedays, I have a limited number of memories. 

There is a great list on the W5sc.org website....but I cannot put all of these in an older rig.  https://w5sc.org/repeater-book/

What local repeaters are used by the EOC and ARES?  It is time to start making the nets again!

What local repeaters have active nets?

Paul, N5IUT


locked Re: Bexar County and regional repeaters?

Lee Besing
 

AARO has a net on Monday, 147.38, starting at 8:30pm with Amateur radio news line recording, followed by a check in net, followed by CW code practice.  On Saturday, there's a Nite Owl net around 10:30pm-?.

Roost has a regular net on one of their Southside repeaters, but I'm not familiar with it.

QCWA used to hold nets on 147.38 on Sunday, but I've not heard them lately.

Bexar County ARES holds a Tuesday night training net, 6:45pm?, on 147.18, except on their meeting night (2nd Tuesday).

SADRC holds a digital net (Fusion radios) and I can get you details if needed 


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Guido <radioteacher@...>
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 4:43 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Bexar County and regional repeaters?

My new office is full of test gear and radios.  That is because my new office is my old ham shack!

Here is a kit-built Elecraft K2, a Kenwood TM-731A Dual Band FM, a Yaesu VX-5R, a brand new Yaesu FT-450D, and many, many others.

Some of the older rigs only have a limited number of memories.  For that matter, somedays, I have a limited number of memories. 

There is a great list on the W5sc.org website....but I cannot put all of these in an older rig.  https://w5sc.org/repeater-book/

What local repeaters are used by the EOC and ARES?  It is time to start making the nets again!

What local repeaters have active nets?

Paul, N5IUT


locked Re: Bexar County and regional repeaters?

Joe Bruno
 

San Antonio ARES repeater 147.18 pl 103.5

Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500
W5AUQ

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020, 4:43 PM Paul Guido <radioteacher@...> wrote:
My new office is full of test gear and radios.  That is because my new office is my old ham shack!

Here is a kit-built Elecraft K2, a Kenwood TM-731A Dual Band FM, a Yaesu VX-5R, a brand new Yaesu FT-450D, and many, many others.

Some of the older rigs only have a limited number of memories.  For that matter, somedays, I have a limited number of memories. 

There is a great list on the W5sc.org website....but I cannot put all of these in an older rig.  https://w5sc.org/repeater-book/

What local repeaters are used by the EOC and ARES?  It is time to start making the nets again!

What local repeaters have active nets?

Paul, N5IUT


locked Bexar County and regional repeaters?

Paul Guido
 

My new office is full of test gear and radios.  That is because my new office is my old ham shack!

Here is a kit-built Elecraft K2, a Kenwood TM-731A Dual Band FM, a Yaesu VX-5R, a brand new Yaesu FT-450D, and many, many others.

Some of the older rigs only have a limited number of memories.  For that matter, somedays, I have a limited number of memories. 

There is a great list on the W5sc.org website....but I cannot put all of these in an older rig.  https://w5sc.org/repeater-book/

What local repeaters are used by the EOC and ARES?  It is time to start making the nets again!

What local repeaters have active nets?

Paul, N5IUT


locked Re: Rosendo Repeater FYI

Rosendo Guzman
 

441.375


On Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 12:48 PM radiooreilly <RCELDER@...> wrote:
Is the freq ending in .376 MHz or .375 MHz??

Richard

On Friday, March 20, 2020, 01:08:45 PM CDT, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:


Rosendo has changed his repeater to analog 441.376 PL Tone 100.0 encode & decode


locked Re: Rosendo Repeater FYI

radiooreilly
 

Is the freq ending in .376 MHz or .375 MHz??

Richard

On Friday, March 20, 2020, 01:08:45 PM CDT, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:


Rosendo has changed his repeater to analog 441.376 PL Tone 100.0 encode & decode

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