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locked Thursday's Meeting Presentation

Bill Craft
 

MARCH SPEAKER The March meeting will feature a presentation and discussion (VIA Zoom) of a new antenna design and the technology behind it by Dr. Jack Nilsson, N8NDL. As an inventor, Dr. Jack Nilsson, N8NDL has been creating out-of-the-box antenna designs for over 25 years. His antenna technology is based on his unique 3-dimensional understanding of electromagnetic radio waves and their interactions with the world around us.
 
One of his passionate goals, which he has succeeded in, was increasing reliable range by focusing on improving the drop-outs of signal, thereby reducing the fluctuations. His understanding and utilization of polarizations and spatial characteristics in both the electric and particularly more recently, the magnetic fields, is revolutionary. The actual physical designs he has created are radical in shape, and represent a merging of art and science.
 
Having been with different companies through the years (ComWAVZ, WiFi-PLUS, MPAntenna, CRI) his antenna designs have found their way to a vast array of users and applications including WiFi WMAN, government two-way radio (municipal, state, Federal), military, Secret Service (Technology Medal Awarded to Dr. Nilsson from the USA Secret Service), FBI, Homeland Security, cell/data vehicle (MDT) and indoor (DAS/BDA) systems, commercial two-way radio, amateur radio and scanner use. Each of his many patented designs are unique, and substantially out perform traditional antenna technology.

These antennas are available through several online amateur radio sellers

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locked 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)


locked 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)


locked 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. 


locked 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 


locked 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


locked 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.


locked 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 <<


locked 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/


locked 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


locked 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


locked 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


locked 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


locked 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


locked HamSphere Newsletter December 2020:

Bill Craft
 

Season's greetings Bill,

Follow the link for the HamSphere Newsletter December 2020:
https://www.hamsphere.com/nl2012.php?id=7e178d3da68525ba6fc7ba1b71e9b7e2

73

Kelly SM7NHC
HamSphere.com


locked Re: SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

Harold Fleischer
 

Dear Bill KD2HIQ,,

 

As long as Rosendo N5YBG agrees, I think letting members know about this is a good idea. SARC itself has not done donations in the past. With COVID-19, my personal stance is that we need to conserve cash at SARC. While our hard (rent, insurance, and trailer registration) expenses are not real big, I don’t have a crystal ball on when normal may return. I am personally astounded by how fast vaccines are being developed. I remember how long it took for the Salk vaccine for polio to be developed. I am hopeful that normal will be back before the end of 2021. All non-profits are going to feel a pinch as individuals and companies have to tighten their belts.

 

Sincerely,

 

Harold

 

Harold C. Fleischer, III

AE5AS

ae5as@...

210-497-2532

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Craft
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [W5SC] SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

 

Hi Bill,

 

In case this is something that would be good to share with the club.  I know we have been to SAMSAT and maybe could show some support.

 

 

Thanks,


locked SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

Bill Craft
 

Hi Bill,
 
In case this is something that would be good to share with the club.  I know we have been to SAMSAT and maybe could show some support.
 
 
Thanks,


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Bill Craft
 

Leadership page has been changed with a more responsive solution. Graphics don't often scale correctly and user has to read and retype email. I made it more user friendly with popup forms.
Also some hackers have already figured out how to get around email in graphic, they use OCR and get it anyway.


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Paul Guido
 

Can you change all of the email addresses on the web site and in the bulletin to images.  So copy the image of the address in jpg or other format and paste it where the text goes.  

This will make it very hard for bad actors to screen scrape the data for their Databases. And that will slow them down a lot. 

Paul

On Nov 14, 2020, at 6:56 PM, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Gift card scam

The gift card scam lures members into buying gift cards through spoofed text messages and emails. It begins with a short conversational message such as “Are you there?” that appears to be from a SARC officer or member, but is actually sent from the scammer’s email account. If the recipient responds, the scammer will reply, and the conversation quickly turns into a request to purchase gift cards.

Any time an unsolicited email conversation turns into a request to purchase gift cards, it is a scam. If this happens, discontinue the conversation and delete the message. You can also protect yourself from this scam by carefully examining the sender’s email address. If it differs from the sender’s normal address, stop and delete the message. If unsure, contact the webmaster. 

Remember, no club officer will email you with a request to buy gift cards, credit cards, money orders or iTunes cards, etc.


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Jack Bannin/N5JLB <kg5zok@...>
 

I get one of these about twice per month.
Someone really has it in for Rosendo. LOL!

Jack

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