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locked Re: Distribution Block...

David McGuire
 

Thank you, Ken, for all of the great suggestions, and for making the time to share all of the URLs.  


locked Re: Distribution Block...

David McGuire
 

Thank you, Bill.  I hadn't thought of that company.


locked Re: Distribution Block...

Ken Nichols
 


Hi David,

Broaden your search a little wider to the various online ham supply stores. Here’s some links that may give you some ideas to think about.

I have a couple of these strips, the one in front of me is a MFJ-1124 model. However I prefer the Powerwerx and West Moutain Radio products better, for their quality.  Lots to choose from depending on your needs, how many outlets, fusing or not, meters, etc.

I definitely recommend you go with the Anderson Power Pole connectors which have become the standard in Ham Radio.  I recommend staying with the 30A connector pins. 







Good luck. 73

Ken Nichols KD3VK
(m)301-717-4571
ken.nichols.kd3vk@...

On Nov 6, 2021, at 1:00 PM, David McGuire <leviticus25_9@...> wrote:

Hello everyone.  My new LiFePO4 battery has arrived.  I am easily able to connect my HF radio to the leads, but I would like to also connect my auto antenna tuner.  So, I need the knowledge base of the club for ideas on how to connect both of them to the battery.
 
I'll need the gauge of the wire to be large enough for the energy draw, and I do not want to damage the battery.  I had thought that I needed a distribution block, but the sales associate at Altex told me they did not have anything like that for my needs.
 
The example I used was a power strip at home.  It is plugged into the wall, and then you have six new jacks that can be used for appliances.  

I would like the same to happen with my battery.  Two wires connecting to the two terminals on the battery, going into a distribution block that would have places for two devices, the radio, and the antenna tuner.  

Am I using the wrong term?  If so, what is the term I should be using?  I found this idea online. It is not right for my use, but it is the idea that I am considering.
 
Hafele Distribution Block, With 6 Ports, 24V 833.05.797 | CabinetParts.com

Thank you for your help.

vy 73 de David AE4LH


locked Re: Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

Bill Craft
 

David
https://www.dxengineering.com/search/brand/mfj/department/antenna-tuners/product-line/mfj-901b-antenna-tuners/part-type/antenna-tuners?fr=part-type&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending&autoview=SKU
this will do it, but if you want swr meter https://www.dxengineering.com/search/brand/mfj/department/antenna-tuners/product-line/mfj-945e-mobile-tuners/part-type/antenna-tuners?fr=part-type&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending&autoview=SKU
unless you really want the experience of building yourself. you can find all the parts on ebay- or you could even find a used tuner on ebay or other ham equipment resellers.
If you can wait until our tailgate (dec 4th) you could probably find a good used tuner at a fraction of the price of a new one.


locked Re: Distribution Block...

Bill Craft
 

David,
look at https://powerwerx.com/4-position-powerpole-distribution-block
available through powerwerx or amazon / ebay
the connectors are anderson powerpole
on westmountain.com you can also find with fuses


locked Distribution Block...

David McGuire
 

Hello everyone.  My new LiFePO4 battery has arrived.  I am easily able to connect my HF radio to the leads, but I would like to also connect my auto antenna tuner.  So, I need the knowledge base of the club for ideas on how to connect both of them to the battery.
 
I'll need the gauge of the wire to be large enough for the energy draw, and I do not want to damage the battery.  I had thought that I needed a distribution block, but the sales associate at Altex told me they did not have anything like that for my needs.
 
The example I used was a power strip at home.  It is plugged into the wall, and then you have six new jacks that can be used for appliances.  

I would like the same to happen with my battery.  Two wires connecting to the two terminals on the battery, going into a distribution block that would have places for two devices, the radio, and the antenna tuner.  

Am I using the wrong term?  If so, what is the term I should be using?  I found this idea online. It is not right for my use, but it is the idea that I am considering.
 
Hafele Distribution Block, With 6 Ports, 24V 833.05.797 | CabinetParts.com

Thank you for your help.

vy 73 de David AE4LH


locked Re: Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

David McGuire
 

I put in the air-variable capacitor at least 250 pF maximum capacitance into the search bar at a local electronics store, and it came up with nothing.  So, I guess I'll need to collect the shopping list from eBay.  Other ideas?


locked Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

David McGuire
 

Hello.  I need to ask if there is someone willing to help me build a capacitive tuner for my EFHW antenna.  I have seen some for QRP but a ham on QRZ.com gave me a guide for a 100W version.  But, I do not now how to begin.  I've never been to Altex, but I can go Saturday morning to get the supplies, if there's someone there who can glean a parts list from the article I was sent.

Thank you for considering.  73 de David AE4LH

Here is the article link:
 
If you are using an end-fed half-wave antenna, which is a convenient antenna for portable operation, the matching unit can be considerably simplified.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw...eXc/view?resourcekey=0-vuul5TIrY-nr6HX9n5y8lg

A single tunable capacitor, a transformer, and two SPDT switches to select between taps on a transformer are all that is required. You can build it yourself fairly easily.


locked Re: Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Bill Craft
 

I have corrected the link in the original message- JC is right,  its https://cwops.org

Sorry, cut & paste failure.

Bill

On 11/5/2021 10:37 AM, J C Smith wrote:
Add www. before the web siter and it will wotk

J C

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From: "George Carrasco"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday November 5 2021 8:43:07AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Bad Link...
(See attached)

https://saradioclub.groups.io/g/main/CWOps.org.

George Carrasco
Cell/text: 210-213-7610

On Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 7:41 PM Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Plus, it’s always more fun as a group!

 

Signing up for a free, online CW beginner’s class this winter.

This should be a fun way to learn a piece of the hobby – together! With the hottest

craze of the year – ZOOM – our virtual class(es) will allow us to enjoy each other twice a

week as we pluck out Morse Code like 5-year-olds taking the training wheels off our bikes

for the first ride!

 

When: January/February 2022 – Although other times are available.

 

Pertinent information is on their website: CWOps.org.INBOX20143216f2fd70e0a30f4ebd33083831ce3 
Sign up on the website.

 

Come learn Morse Code this winter and give your brain something hot to learn in those cool winter months!

Plus, if you already know code and want to brush-up or pick up some speed there are groups for you also.


locked Re: Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

J C Smith
 

Add www. before the web siter and it will wotk

J C

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From: "George Carrasco"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday November 5 2021 8:43:07AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Bad Link...
(See attached)

https://saradioclub.groups.io/g/main/CWOps.org.

George Carrasco
Cell/text: 210-213-7610

On Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 7:41 PM Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Plus, it’s always more fun as a group!

 

Signing up for a free, online CW beginner’s class this winter.

This should be a fun way to learn a piece of the hobby – together! With the hottest

craze of the year – ZOOM – our virtual class(es) will allow us to enjoy each other twice a

week as we pluck out Morse Code like 5-year-olds taking the training wheels off our bikes

for the first ride!

 

When: January/February 2022 – Although other times are available.

 

Pertinent information is on their website: CWOps.org.INBOX20143216f2fd70e0a30f4ebd33083831ce3 
Sign up on the website.

 

Come learn Morse Code this winter and give your brain something hot to learn in those cool winter months!

Plus, if you already know code and want to brush-up or pick up some speed there are groups for you also.


locked Re: Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

George Carrasco
 

Bad Link...
(See attached)

https://saradioclub.groups.io/g/main/CWOps.org.

George Carrasco
Cell/text: 210-213-7610

On Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 7:41 PM Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Plus, it’s always more fun as a group!

 

Signing up for a free, online CW beginner’s class this winter.

This should be a fun way to learn a piece of the hobby – together! With the hottest

craze of the year – ZOOM – our virtual class(es) will allow us to enjoy each other twice a

week as we pluck out Morse Code like 5-year-olds taking the training wheels off our bikes

for the first ride!

 

When: January/February 2022 – Although other times are available.

 

Pertinent information is on their website: CWOps.org. 
Sign up on the website.

 

Come learn Morse Code this winter and give your brain something hot to learn in those cool winter months!

Plus, if you already know code and want to brush-up or pick up some speed there are groups for you also.


locked Re: Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Gerry Bower
 

Morning. Have link problems. I will try from my computer when I get back home. 

Gerry "KI5RRH"
Golf Bravo 13



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On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 7:41 PM, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Plus, it’s always more fun as a group!

 

Signing up for a free, online CW beginner’s class this winter.

This should be a fun way to learn a piece of the hobby – together! With the hottest

craze of the year – ZOOM – our virtual class(es) will allow us to enjoy each other twice a

week as we pluck out Morse Code like 5-year-olds taking the training wheels off our bikes

for the first ride!

 

When: January/February 2022 – Although other times are available.

 

Pertinent information is on their website: CWOps.org. 
Sign up on the website.

 

Come learn Morse Code this winter and give your brain something hot to learn in those cool winter months!

Plus, if you already know code and want to brush-up or pick up some speed there are groups for you also.




locked Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Bill Craft
 
Edited

Ever Wanted to Learn CW? Now’s Your Chance – And It’s FREE!

Plus, it’s always more fun as a group!

 

Signing up for a free, online CW beginner’s class this winter.

This should be a fun way to learn a piece of the hobby – together! With the hottest

craze of the year – ZOOM – our virtual class(es) will allow us to enjoy each other twice a

week as we pluck out Morse Code like 5-year-olds taking the training wheels off our bikes

for the first ride!

 

When: January/February 2022 – Although other times are available.

 

Pertinent information is on their website: CWOps.org. 
Sign up on the website.

 

Come learn Morse Code this winter and give your brain something hot to learn in those cool winter months!

Plus, if you already know code and want to brush-up or pick up some speed there are groups for you also.


locked Re: Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

Hilton N. Jeanne
 

We're looking forward to being there, Bill.

Hilton

On 01-Nov-21 13:15, Bill Craft wrote:

You are welcome. I have a interest in getting rid of stuff myself this time.

Bill KD2HIQ


On 11/1/2021 1:12 PM, J C Smith wrote:
Thank you for setting this up.

J C

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From: "Bill Craft"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 1 2021 12:54:36PM
Subject: [W5SC] Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

TAILGATE EVENT
Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's second Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is a opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


locked Re: Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

Bill Craft
 

You are welcome. I have a interest in getting rid of stuff myself this time.

Bill KD2HIQ


On 11/1/2021 1:12 PM, J C Smith wrote:
Thank you for setting this up.

J C

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From: "Bill Craft"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 1 2021 12:54:36PM
Subject: [W5SC] Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

TAILGATE EVENT
Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's second Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is a opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


locked Re: Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

J C Smith
 

Thank you for setting this up.

J C

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From: "Bill Craft"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday November 1 2021 12:54:36PM
Subject: [W5SC] Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

TAILGATE EVENT
Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's second Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is a opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


locked Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 4th, 2021

Bill Craft
 

TAILGATE EVENT
Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's second Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is a opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


locked The ARRL Foundation Scholarship application

Bill Craft
 

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship application period for the academic year
2022-2023 opens on November 1st and ends on December 31, 2021.  I am
asking you as a Section Manager to notify your Section membership of
this opportunity. The Foundation issued $550,000 in scholarships for
2021-2022 and for the academic year 2022-2023 there has been a
significant increase in the number of large dollar scholarships
available thanks to a generous contribution from Amateur Radio Digital
Communications, Inc. (ARDC).  
 
For the academic year 2022-2023, 130 scholarships will be offered
totaling $900,000!  There are twenty $25,000 scholarships, four $15,000,
seventeen $10,000 scholarships, nine $5,000 scholarships as well as
dozens of $1,000 and $500 scholarships.  
 
The descriptions of the many scholarships available are on line.
 
http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions 
 
It is also very easy to apply as the scholarship application is on
line.
 
http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-application
 
Since only amateur radio operator students may apply, the chances of
being selected for a scholarship are good.  It would be a shame for your
members to miss this opportunity.  Please place a notice in your
Newsletter or send a separate E-Mail to your Section to let your members
know that the ARRL Foundation offers over 130 scholarships and it only
takes a simple online application to apply.
 
Since 1973, the ARRL Foundation, with the generosity of many donors and
the hard work of a long line of dedicated Foundation Directors, has had
a positive impact on the lives of many young amateur radio operator
students.  To ensure that this positive impact does not wane, I ask each
of you to timely notify your members of this opportunity.  Being awarded
an ARRL Foundation scholarship could mean the difference in whether a
student can pursue their education in 2022-2023 or not.  
 
Thank you.  
 
Dr David Woolweaver, K5RAV
President, ARRL Foundation


locked Re: Information needed on antenna friendly housing

Jeff Boyes, ND8B
 

Yeah, I agree with JC also. It happens, so we learn to deal with it and we ask others in the hobby for help.

Personally, a flagpole in the front yard is in my future.

Jeff


On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:14 PM J C Smith <n5rxs@...> wrote:
I can explain how a ham winds up in a HOA.

My wife looked at and liked Mainland Square.  I pointed out it had an HOA and I did not like HOA's.  So we voted.

She voted to buy, I voted no, and she voted to buy.  Yes I was outvoted 2 to 1.  I KNOW IF MAMA ISN'T HAPPY - NO ONE IS HAPPY..

My vhf/uhf is in the attic.  My hf is an inverted "L" with a bird house on top of each support pole.  Ideal - no, acceptable - yes AND MAMA IS HAPPY.  

That is what is important - Mama is happy.

J C

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From: "John Ralston K0RVB"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Saturday October 23 2021 9:01:14AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Information needed on antenna friendly housing

Or even better, a subdivision that doesn't have HOA. Why someone wants to pay a bunch of people to tell them what they can and can't do with their house is WAY beyond me. 

If I'm paying the mortgage, (which I am) no one has the right to tell me jack crap about my house or what I do with it.

Just my  .02¢ 
(.04¢ with inflation as another ham put it)

John Ralston - KØRVB

Bexar Co. ARES AEC Skywarn
NCS Bexar Co. Skywarn Net
NWS Certified Skywarn Spotter
ARRL Member
Ten Ten 763Ø3
CoCoRaHs
OM 7626
HamShack Hotline 5437

On Sat, Oct 23, 2021, 8:50 AM Robert Machette <rgmachette@...> wrote:
Dave, I advise you to check the HOA restrictions on anywhere you look. I am in a restrictive HOA but have been lucky so far. I have EFHW wire up, pretty unobtrusive and no one complained yet. San Antonio covers a LOT of area. I live in Schertz just NE of the city. Personally, if I were to do it again I’d stay North to NE of the city and look for less sparsely populated plots.
73, BOB/AI5CA

On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 17:27 Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Hello!

My name is Dave, my wife and I are moving to San Antonio soon. I am reaching out to you for some information of good housing locations that is amateur radio antenna friendly. And general “on-the ground” information of the general ham interests.

 

I am coming from Pierce County, WA.  where I am a RO for East Pierce.  Feel free to give me a call 760-608-9577

Thanks for your time..

Dave Rait

KC7AF

Orting, Wa.

Pierce County ARES

Orting EOC Radio Officer (RO)

kc7af@...


locked Re: Information needed on antenna friendly housing

Gerry Bower
 


I am going to remember that J C. Very good decision. 😂
Gerry "KI5RRH"
Golf Bravo 13



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On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 12:14 PM, J C Smith <n5rxs@...> wrote:
I can explain how a ham winds up in a HOA.

My wife looked at and liked Mainland Square.  I pointed out it had an HOA and I did not like HOA's.  So we voted.

She voted to buy, I voted no, and she voted to buy.  Yes I was outvoted 2 to 1.  I KNOW IF MAMA ISN'T HAPPY - NO ONE IS HAPPY..

My vhf/uhf is in the attic.  My hf is an inverted "L" with a bird house on top of each support pole.  Ideal - no, acceptable - yes AND MAMA IS HAPPY.  

That is what is important - Mama is happy.

J C

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From: "John Ralston K0RVB"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Saturday October 23 2021 9:01:14AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Information needed on antenna friendly housing

Or even better, a subdivision that doesn't have HOA. Why someone wants to pay a bunch of people to tell them what they can and can't do with their house is WAY beyond me. 

If I'm paying the mortgage, (which I am) no one has the right to tell me jack crap about my house or what I do with it.

Just my  .02¢ 
(.04¢ with inflation as another ham put it)

John Ralston - KØRVB

Bexar Co. ARES AEC Skywarn
NCS Bexar Co. Skywarn Net
NWS Certified Skywarn Spotter
ARRL Member
Ten Ten 763Ø3
CoCoRaHs
OM 7626
HamShack Hotline 5437

On Sat, Oct 23, 2021, 8:50 AM Robert Machette <rgmachette@...> wrote:
Dave, I advise you to check the HOA restrictions on anywhere you look. I am in a restrictive HOA but have been lucky so far. I have EFHW wire up, pretty unobtrusive and no one complained yet. San Antonio covers a LOT of area. I live in Schertz just NE of the city. Personally, if I were to do it again I’d stay North to NE of the city and look for less sparsely populated plots.
73, BOB/AI5CA

On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 17:27 Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Hello!

My name is Dave, my wife and I are moving to San Antonio soon. I am reaching out to you for some information of good housing locations that is amateur radio antenna friendly. And general “on-the ground” information of the general ham interests.

 

I am coming from Pierce County, WA.  where I am a RO for East Pierce.  Feel free to give me a call 760-608-9577

Thanks for your time..

Dave Rait

KC7AF

Orting, Wa.

Pierce County ARES

Orting EOC Radio Officer (RO)

kc7af@...



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