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locked Re: Running cable through wall

Bob Dole, not that old guy.
 

Additional info: the wall is dry wall on inside and stone on outside. With that said, the house is currently being built and I have opportunity to have something professionally installed. I just need to be able to convey what I want. 

I appreciate all the advice and encourage more. 

Thanks, Bob 


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Joe Bruno
 

Personally I've helped Greg, the hard line guy, put up his towers and install his coax, please read that as sewer pipe.  I could be wrong but one of his hard lines  is 2" I think.  If you want to see an antenna installation that is second to none, ask him if he wouldn't mind you looking at his.  Now let's put this into perspective; the sink in your kitchen probably has 2" pipes for the drain.  Then think of that same size being the size of your coax, hard line.   That is actually what the word "amazing" means...

Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500
W5AUQ


On Sun, Jul 5, 2020, 9:49 PM Lou Everett, Sr. <loueverettsr@...> wrote:
MFJ has window panels with everything you need.  You just need a window to mont it in.  I’ve used them for years.  Works great!  No damage to house what so ever.

Lou WA5LOU

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...> wrote:
I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 

--
Lou WA5LOU



locked Re: Running cable through wall

Lou Everett, Sr.
 

MFJ has window panels with everything you need.  You just need a window to mont it in.  I’ve used them for years.  Works great!  No damage to house what so ever.

Lou WA5LOU

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...> wrote:
I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 

--
Lou WA5LOU



locked Re: Running cable through wall

Lee Besing
 

When my wife, Pat AD5BR, got the ham bug, we decided to drill a big hole thru the side wall using a hole saw cutter the size of a dryer vent.

We then ran a piece of suitably sized PVC pipe thru the hole and sealed the edges of the hole. We put 45° curved connectors on the ends, facing downward.

After running ladder line for our HF loop (loop needs repairs now), rotor controller cable, and the normal high end coax for our 2m/440 antenna, we soaked large sponges with insecticide and stuffed them in the pipe to block unwanted critters and air flow.

This arrangement allowed us to make changes over the years, while being able to physically separate the various cables to reduce interference.

But it does have that permanent dryer vent size hole in the wall.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: David Finell <dfinell@...>
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

That depends on what your home is made of.  I just have fiber siding with standard sheetrock walls.  I just purchased a very long drill for drilling through walls and drilled a hole the exact size of the cable I wanted to pass through.  After passing the cable through I made a drip loop with the cable on the outside and sealed the hole with RTV.  I also used through wall cable feedthroughs that RadioShack carried.  I think I have seen them at altex before as well.  When I leave it is easy to patch the holes so there is no sign of the hole for future residence.

 

73’s,

 

David Finell

 

From: <main@saradioclub.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Dole, not that old guy." <redawg@...>
Reply-To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM
To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


locked Re: Running cable through wall

David Finell
 

That depends on what your home is made of.  I just have fiber siding with standard sheetrock walls.  I just purchased a very long drill for drilling through walls and drilled a hole the exact size of the cable I wanted to pass through.  After passing the cable through I made a drip loop with the cable on the outside and sealed the hole with RTV.  I also used through wall cable feedthroughs that RadioShack carried.  I think I have seen them at altex before as well.  When I leave it is easy to patch the holes so there is no sign of the hole for future residence.

 

73’s,

 

David Finell

 

From: <main@saradioclub.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Dole, not that old guy." <redawg@...>
Reply-To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM
To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


locked Re: Running cable through wall

J C Smith
 

MFJ makes a board that can be and installed in a window.  It has coax barrel connectors and other type connectors.  I used window locks in the window channel and had my alarm company add sensors in new locations on the window.
I didn't get any flack from my wife when I brought the cables in to my office using the MFJ panel.  At other residents I went through and she wasn't happy with me.

J C, N5RXS 

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From: "Bob Dole, not that old guy."
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday July 5 2020 1:20:08PM
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Bill Craft
 


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Bill Craft
 

what kind of wall? how thick? if you drill through wall, you need to proceed carefully so you don't drill through electric wires, etc.


locked Running cable through wall

Bob Dole, not that old guy.
 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


locked Re: Field Day 2020

Cray / K5MUG
 

Hello, Joe, good to hear from you.

 

Yes, it was a fun time.  I haven’t worked many contests/events for quite a while so I’m looking at the calendar for a few more targets. I have a few newly built lightweight antennas to tune and test for more ‘5w and a wire’ options.  Proof-tested a new small lightweight single lever Torsion Bar Paddle Portable key from W1SFR / Steve Roberts ( w1sfr.com ).  It performed very well without the base plate using poster putty to stabilize the key, another top-notch key from Steve.  It has also proven itself with honors as cootie key.

I think the months ahead will be filled with many changes and limitations for many things because of ‘Rona’, so I’m hoping to increase my chances of participation with alternative plans, options, and equipment.  Sometimes it’ll work, sometimes not.  Just have to hang in there!

 

Looking forward to open meetings and face to face activities,

Wishing you good health and the best of luck,

 

Qrp CW Rocks, 5w and a wire!

72, 73,

Cray / K5MUG

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Bruno
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:46 AM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc: stxdxcc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Field Day 2020

 

Hmmm, sounds like you had a blast.   I didn't participate in field day this year.   Numerous reasons.   I'm going to get ready for it next year for sure, just in case we're still in lockdown mode.  Thanks for sharing your results.

 

Joe Bruno 

210-363-9500

W5AUQ


locked Re: Field Day 2020

Joe Bruno
 

Hmmm, sounds like you had a blast.   I didn't participate in field day this year.   Numerous reasons.   I'm going to get ready for it next year for sure, just in case we're still in lockdown mode.  Thanks for sharing your results.

Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500
W5AUQ

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020, 9:50 PM Cray / K5MUG <k5mug@...> wrote:

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.

.

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 SARC VITURAL CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE & CODES

Bill Craft
 

Rosendo Guzman N5YBG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
NOTE: You can phone in with audio only-see below

Topic: SARC Meeting
Time: Jul 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Nov 12, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
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Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcucOqrqzkqHNYImPtjJoDpvEyccKGF92Hm/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrrTwpGdGXsB-FRpwqA4_Cb-nwmHpfgo1ktRLVFyp5bSfmIMdbMbFUN_6J

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 833 7335 2062
Password: 6XvfXL
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 833 7335 2062
Password: 486183
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ky0hO4Si7

 

Thank you,
Rosendo Guzman, 
210-323-0043
 
 


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.

.

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
.
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 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
 

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locked DMR info

Bill Craft
 

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