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locked A clearance priced book from ARRL that should be in every ham shack.

Bill Craft
 

A clearance priced book from ARRL that should be in every ham shack.
 
 
Perhaps an email out to members?
 
closeout - - DO NOT DELAY IN ORDERING
 
Richard Elder


locked Fund Raiser Drawing Results

Bill Craft
 

The Robert A. Rodriguez Scholarship fundraiser drawing was held Aug 13th, 2020 during our Club's monthly ZOOM meeting.
Giana Guzman spun the raffle drum and selected the tickets.
 
Raffle Drawing results
1st prize Icom IC-7610 - Harold Fleischer, AE5AS
2nd prize Icom ID-5100 A - Jim Nelson, W6TIR
3rd prize Icom ID-4100A - Paul Guido, N5IUT
4th prize Icom IC-2730A - Henry Williamson, W4HCW
 
Our thanks to all who purchase tickets during these trying times and helped SARC Scholarship fund a success.


locked Laugh for the day

Bill Craft
 

https://www.donkeith.com/n4kc/articles/the-amateur-radio-flea-market

For those of you who missed the QSO online party this weekend, Don Keith was one of the presenters, who is also a writer with a sense of humor.


locked Another COVID-19 related "casualty"

Lee Besing
 

It is with a sad heart that I am letting everybody know that the 2020 BikeMS: Valero Ride to the River bicyling event, previously scheduled for October 3rd and 4th, has become a casualty as a result of the covid-19 crisis.

The National MS Society plans to hold a virtual event to raise funds for the national MS Society on October 17th.

Therefore there will be no need this year for ham radio volunteers to staff SAG Vehicles, rest stops, net control, or shadows for event officials.  It also means no free tshirts for you this year.

The Wildflower 100 bicycle ride normally held in April during Fiesta, had been rescheduled for November of this year, but the Fiesta Commission pulled the plug a while back on all Fiesta events.

This means that we will not be having any major bicycle rides in the San Antonio area until 2021.

There may be an opportunity with some of the larger bike teams or clubs holding events on weekends, who might welcome some extra SAG support, ect, but that would be using your personal vehicles. I have not been requested by anyone to provide such support so far this year.

If any Public Service events do pop up between now and the end of the year, like the Veterans Day Parade in Universal City on the first Saturday of the month, I will post it to SanAntoniohams.Org as soon as I find out.


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


locked Health and Wellness Net Fridays at 7 pm _New Codes

Bill Craft
 

********Health and Wellness Net*********
 
Rosendo Guzman N5YBG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84392733663?pwd=NFJlcWZ1Q1MvVmRwNmIwcE1nOEdWUT09 Meeting ID: 843 9273 3663 Password: 6XvfXL One tap mobile +13462487799,,84392733663#,,,,0#,,732533# US (Houston) +16699009128,,84392733663#,,,,0#,,732533# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 843 9273 3663 Password: 732533 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k1y65OUU  

 
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Thank you,
Rosendo Guzman, 
210-323-0043
 


locked Tech Talk Wednesdays 7PM- New codes

Bill Craft
 

  ********Tech Talk Wednesday********  
 
Rosendo Guzman N5YBG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Wednesdays @ 7pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85243563200?pwd=cHZxNlhIYUlmdXBXWjE5K1lzc2U0dz09 Meeting ID: 852 4356 3200 Password: 6XvfXL One tap mobile +13462487799,,85243563200#,,,,0#,,076362# US (Houston) +12532158782,,85243563200#,,,,0#,,076362# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 852 4356 3200 Password: 076362 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbRvhGMcoE  
 


locked ARRL Virtual HAM Expo 2020

Bill Craft
 

Go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ to learn more - get registered by July 24th!


 
We are reaching out to let you know that despite the closure of many ham radio events, there is a great opportunity to join your fellow hams and us at the firstever

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 9, 2020.
 
Attendance is free and registration is now open at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com
with early bird prize incentives for registering by July 24, 2020.
Built on a live, virtual platform used by Fortune 500 companies and major universities, this ARRLsanctioned hamfest will let you:

  • Learn from a packed line-up of 70+ world renowned ham radio speakers such as Ward Silver, N0AX, on Grounding and Bonding; Glen Johnson, W0GJ, on DXpeditions, and John Portune, W6NBC, on building slot antennas for HOA.
  • See demos of the latest ham radio equipment from the world's top equipment companies. You can ask questions and engage with Exhibitors through video, audio, or chat.
  • Share ideas and network with your fellow ham radio operators throughout the Expo.
And if you've never been to a Hamfest or Expo, you can participate from the convenience of your home or office without spending a dime on travel!

This platform simulates a full convention experience with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by live attendants, speaker auditorium, lobby, and lounges.

Go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ to learn more!
Don't forget to get registered by July 24th!

We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.

 

 


locked HamSphere Newsletter Spring/Summer 2020:

Bill Craft
 

Follow the link for the HamSphere Newsletter Spring/Summer 2020:
https://www.hamsphere.com/nl2006.php?id=7e178d3da68525ba6fc7ba1b71e9b7e2

73

Kelly SM7NHC
HamSphere.com


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Jim Hargrave
 

Bob,

Underground cables has some major advantages:

Lower receiver noise

Extends cable life

Wiring hidden from neighbors

Etc…

 

Don’t forget to install cable Pull  wire. (Twice the pipe length)

 

Above all…Have fun.

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Dole, not that old guy.
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

Jim,

I am thinking to do something similar, but running cable underground after conduit exits the external wall. 

Thanks, Bob


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...>
 

Jim,

I am thinking to do something similar, but running cable underground after conduit exits the external wall. 

Thanks, Bob


locked Re: Running cable through wall

Jim Hargrave
 

Bob,

I built my house in Bulverde.

I installed 2 each 2in pvc pipes that are in the slab. These come out about 6 inches below ground on the outside and the inside, they come out in the wall behind the operating desk.

My tower is about 100 ft away from the house. All cables are underground.

 

 

Jim – w5ifp-r

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Dole, not that old guy.
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:08 AM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

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

Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...>
 

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. <loueverettsr@...>
 

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. <redawg@...>
 

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

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