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Fw: [STXARES] SK

David F <davidftx@...>
 

Gil was N4VOX.
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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Lyle <meeklyle@aol.com>
To: STXARES@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:37:50 PM
Subject: [STXARES] SK


This may be late news but just in case

Gill Lineberry -G4VOX
EC for Comal County, went silent on Aug 22, 2008...

W6WF - Lyle


Re: 6 Meters

L. Upton <k1stx@...>
 

As Lee stated, the 6 meter repeaters and nets in the area are all FM.  There is some activity occasionally on the SSB side, but you could listen for days and not here anything!

From my understanding, which is often wrong, most SSB work is weak signal DX, around 50.100 to 50.300!

Houston has a couple of very active 6meter repeaters, and I believe one is Echolink capable.

Hope this helps!



Louis - K1STX

Hill Country REACT
Chaparral ARC / Guadalupe County ARES
Hill Country State Natural Area Partners
OOIDA

--- On Mon, 8/25/08, jpl4097@sbcglobal.net <jpl4097@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
From: jpl4097@sbcglobal.net <jpl4097@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [W5SC] 6 Meters
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:03 AM











Hi fellow hams

I would like to know if the 6 meter band is am or fm locally. I am

coonsidering obtaing 6m equipment. I understand it has been a good band

recently

Thanks, 73

Tony; KE5BFF





























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Re: 6 Meters

Lee Besing
 

The radio nets listed at www.sanantoniohams.org say there is a 6m net
on FM, if that's any help.
6 Meter Local Radio Nets
http://www.sanantoniohams.org/nets/index.htm
Monday @ 8:00pm 52.525 mHz FM - Voice Marty, KB5MJC Southwest Texas 6
Meter Net.

Net control recommends using vertical polarization, although some
operators have been known to flip over to horizontal while on the
net. (Does that mean they are laying down?) There is no particular
ham club affiliation or sponsor, just a bunch of radio operators who
enjoy talking on 6 meters.


At 11:03 AM 8/25/2008, Tony wrote:

Hi fellow hams
I would like to know if the 6 meter band is am or fm locally. I am
coonsidering obtaing 6m equipment. I understand it has been a good band
recently
Thanks, 73
Tony; KE5BFF
___________________________________
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX
(210)771-7075 voice
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/


6 Meters

anthony planas
 

Hi fellow hams
I would like to know if the 6 meter band is am or fm locally. I am
coonsidering obtaing 6m equipment. I understand it has been a good band
recently
Thanks, 73
Tony; KE5BFF


Need 5 Pin Coils or Forms

Gary Harmon
 

I'm restoring a Knight kit Ocean Hopper and I need some coils to finish the
set. If you have any to sell or trade please let me know,

Thanks and 73,

gary

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Being a grandparent is a marvelous thing!"


FW: STARC Mini Vacation to Corpus Christi with "Hamfest" INCLUDED is under construction!!

Shane O'Neal <shane@...>
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Linda Shell <Linda.Shell@dchstx.org>
Date: Aug 24, 2008 2:11 PM
Subject: FW: STARC Mini Vacation to Corpus Christi with "Hamfest" INCLUDED
is under construction!!
To: undisclosed-recipients



Attached is the first of the tons of information to come!! Mark your
calendars 11/8/2008!! Lots of really good Forums on Kit building, WInlink
RMS, Slow Scan TV and more.. a REALLY BIG Raffle Grand Prize to be announced
along with something new this year.. a silent auction!! ..inside and outside
Tail Gate..Vendors will be coming in .. all this and the Guest VIP Package
for our out of Towner's!!


*Our Out of Town Hams!! This is just for you!!*

This is the ultimate weekend package all for the price of getting in the
door!! BIG Hotel discounts in various parts of the city so you can stay
close to what you want to do. Close to Shopping, Close to the Hamfest
facility, On the Bayfront, ON Padre Islandyep right on the BEACH!!
Attraction and restaurant discounts, Golf course discounts, and more!!

STARC has partnered with the CC Chamber of Commerce and the CC Greater
Hospitality Association to put this package together to make your
Mini-Vacation in Corpus filled with fun and savings while taking in the
STARC 10th annual Hamfest!! Let Mom and the kids shop til they drop while
you have fun at the STARC Hamfest!!

Website links for all information and early registration will be up soon. I
will be sending out the info..

*OH.. Vendors!! This of for you!! *

DO WE LOVE YOU!!

Check for our extra special VIP Vendor's package!! We're practically given
away the farm to get you here!!!! Free Tables, Free Hamfest admission, free
coffee & donuts in the morning and free lunch!! OH did I mention the free
help setting up and breaking down.. 12 months of free Internet and
newsletter advertising!!! *WE LOVE YA, MAN*!! We even have $25.00 towards
your gas that you will receive at the Hamfest. If you're not contacted and
interested in being a STARC 2008 Hamfest Vendor.. please contact me ASAP we
only have a few booths left!!!
*(New product vendor's are qualified for the VIP vendor package.. sorry no
Tail Gaters)*

73's and looking forward to 11/8/2008

W5LSS/NNN0VHT, Linda Shell
STARC Board of Directors/STARC Hamfest Chairwoman

Watch for more emails with details as they mature!!
*Linda Shell**, **W5LSS, NNN0VHT*
Communications Coordinator, W5DCH Trustee
Driscoll Children's Health System
3533 S. Alameda St. v Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Main Telephone Number v 361.694.5000 v Direct Telephone Number v361.694.6460
v Toll Free: 1.800.324.5683
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LYTLE TEXAS HF STATION for sale or trade

Gary Harmon
 

I'm posting this Mike. If you are interested please contact him directly.

73,

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Being a grandparent is a marvelous thing!"




_____

From: Ritschard [mailto:ritschard@wildblue.net]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 8:29 AM
To: Gary H. Harmon, Jr
Subject: Re: LYTLE TEXAS HF STATION


OK.......list it on local club.......$2,500....there is alot more not even
listed. Just bring truck and I help load.

N9HPE / AFA4MR





Complete HF transmitting station for high powered or beginning
hams to get everything necessary before price goes up.
Kenwood is top of line when it comes to equipment.
These radios and transmitters as good as new but lower
priced. Selling to clear out station and make room for other
projects. I no longer needing the equipment on HF freq.
Kenwood TS440SWAT Transmitter with filters/MARS modified

Kenwood TL922 Amplifier 2kw
Kenwood PS-50 Pwr Supply
Kenwood PC-1A Phone Patch
Trio MC-60 Desktop Microphone
WM-1 Computing SWR Meter
Denton Super Tuner 2kw
Kantronics KAM HF/VHF Packet KAM
2 External Speakers
Manuals / Coax / Connectors / Software
Mobile mount
40 meter Dipole Antenna
40 channel CB radio and external antenna.
Other stuff

Will partial trade for clean .38 revolver 4 inch large grips and cash
difference.


Fw: [bexarcountyares] Tonight's SARC Board Meeting

David F <davidftx@...>
 

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net>
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2008 3:38:12 PM
Subject: [bexarcountyares] Tonight's SARC Board Meeting



Tonight's San Antoinio Radio Club Board meeting is still on. We will
meet at 6:30PM at the Red Cross in Classrooms 3 & 4 (which is really one
room). The address is 3642 E Houston Street. Sign in at the front
desk. Call me if you have questions.

David F.


Re: San Antonio Salt Grass Link

L. Upton <k1stx@...>
 

Lee,

I sent Chris a reply, but, the San Antonio Link may be down, since it hubs with Austin!  They were having issues with it last night when I was leaving for Houston!  It was double or triple crosslinked with the SW Lynx, and was locking up!

Cannot hit it today at all!

If the SW Lynx link with the Salt Grass is up, he can also try the 146.96 - pl 162.2!

Steve sometimes, although usually at night, has the two running together!  I love it when that is done, since driving around the state, I can pretty much talk from the CC area all the way to Lufkin!

Catch ya later!

Hill Country REACT
Chaparral ARC / Guadalupe County ARES
Hill Country State Natural Area Partners
OOIDA

--- On Sat, 8/2/08, Lee Besing, N5NTG <lee@besing.com> wrote:
From: Lee Besing, N5NTG <lee@besing.com>
Subject: [W5SC] Fwd: San Antonio Salt Grass Link
To: w5sc@yahoogroups.com, bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 5:31 PM











Could someone help this ham regarding the use of this link? Chris's

email address is <chwhitehead@ gmail.com>



I'm not a regular user of the Saltgrass Link, thus I may not know all

the in's and out's involved with using it. Or, if you know where I

could be asking this question better, don't hesitate to contact me direct.



I did find a web site just now at http://www.saltgras slinksystem. com/

which I will scan for more info to help Chris better.



Thanks in advance!



PS: had fun at the Austin Summerfest today, but sure glad that wreck

on IH-35 @ the 223 mile marker was on the northbound side, and

happened way after I had passed thru on the way up there from

SA. When we returned south around 3:30pm, traffic was being diverted

@ 221 mm, and the traffic was jammed solid all three lanes, plus both

side's access roads for more than 8 miles. There goes their gas

mileage for today!



To: info@sanantoniohams .org
Subject: San Antonio Salt Grass Link
Good Morning...
My name is Chris Whitehead. I am a Ham (KE5KTV) from Houston. I am
in town taking care of my grandparents house and will be spending a
lot of time here. Hopefully I will be here for good soon. I have
attempted to use the Salt Grass Repeater, but have had no luck. I am
using 444.575+ with a PL of 141.3. I am using an Icom 208H on full
power. Any suggestions.
Thanks,
Chris Whitehead
KE5KTV


____________ _________ _________ ________

73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas

(210)771-7075 mobile

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San Antonio Salt Grass Link

Lee Besing
 

Could someone help this ham regarding the use of this link? Chris's
email address is <chwhitehead@gmail.com>

I'm not a regular user of the Saltgrass Link, thus I may not know all
the in's and out's involved with using it. Or, if you know where I
could be asking this question better, don't hesitate to contact me direct.

I did find a web site just now at http://www.saltgrasslinksystem.com/
which I will scan for more info to help Chris better.

Thanks in advance!

PS: had fun at the Austin Summerfest today, but sure glad that wreck
on IH-35 @ the 223 mile marker was on the northbound side, and
happened way after I had passed thru on the way up there from
SA. When we returned south around 3:30pm, traffic was being diverted
@ 221 mm, and the traffic was jammed solid all three lanes, plus both
side's access roads for more than 8 miles. There goes their gas
mileage for today!

To: info@sanantoniohams.org
Subject: San Antonio Salt Grass Link

Good Morning...

My name is Chris Whitehead. I am a Ham (KE5KTV) from Houston. I am
in town taking care of my grandparents house and will be spending a
lot of time here. Hopefully I will be here for good soon. I have
attempted to use the Salt Grass Repeater, but have had no luck. I am
using 444.575+ with a PL of 141.3. I am using an Icom 208H on full
power. Any suggestions.

Thanks,

Chris Whitehead
KE5KTV
______________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_______________________________________


Re: ZC4-land

Lee Besing
 

Better luck next time perhaps?

At 09:52 AM 7/28/2008, david griffith wrote:
Hi All

Came up on the freqs as advertised, but advised to qsy to 14220 as
230 was slow scan tv - but the east coast stations I worked told me
they would spot me there and they did..worked west across all states
and got a K5, but condx were tough, it was interesting to observe
the propogation move west. I also called cq K5 on cw but no takers..
Remained on 14220 until 0001UTC, 0300 local time when exhaustion
crept in, I was hoarse from working the east coast, but I was told I
on the DX cluster all evening as it was updated. Average reports 5/7
all evening both ways!
So, a poor event with little skip I am afraid.
Not to worry, I am back in October I believe, we are on stand-by for
a flt to England in the morning so need to pack the stuff up.
QRT this trip. Sorry.
73s
David/ZC4DG
______________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_______________________________________


Re: ZC4-land - operator on 20 meters now

Lee Besing
 

There is only ONE ham radio operator on Cyprus, and his name is David
ZC4DG, and he's on the air now near 14230 if you want to try and make
a contact.


He'll be asking for Texas contacts, so listen up! Good hunting!


From: david griffith <davidggriffith@hotmail.co.uk>
To: Lee Besing N5NTG <info@sanantoniohams.org>, <n5vys@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: ZC4-land
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:04:59 +0000
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 27 Jul 2008 20:04:59.0656 (UTC)
FILETIME=[0C56C080:01C8F024]

Ok, well have consulted with some local stns so Iam on the way in
now..at 2000UTC to fire up the station, reliably informed that US is
wide open att - intend staying until condx fade out! David




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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 04:58:21 -0500
To: davidggriffith@hotmail.co.uk; info@sanantoniohams.org; n5vys@yahoo.com
From: info@sanantoniohams.org
Subject: RE: ZC4-land

Reminds me of my trip in 2001 to Trinidad. Was an IOTA contest
going on then, and we had hell getting back to the United
States. And in 2005, there was a "Worked All European States"
contest, and all we could reach on HF was stations in Russia that
didn't want to talk with stations in the USA. :)

At 11:54 PM 7/26/2008, david griffith wrote:

Hi All
Well I was up on air at 0300UTC this morning (Sunday) but
propogation was poor- called on 14230 and then wore out my wrist on CW (14050).

The only stns I heard were in W6/W7 - they had some big antennas and
more juice than me. I am using 100W to a 3-ele beam which should
work fine under better condx.

Listening to other stns in the Middle East confirms poor propogation
att- tonight I will come up at 2000UTC same spots -

I am extending until Wed so we could connect! The first US stn I
get to I will ask them to put me on the cluster.

The IOTA contest does not help either, I am constantly asked for stn
locator! I worked an East coast stn but he would not work me
because he thought I was a contest stn - how rude!

73s David




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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 01:34:07 -0500
To: davidggriffith@hotmail.co.uk
From: info@sanantoniohams.org
Subject: RE: ZC4-land

Any luck yet? I've not had time to get my HF loop antenna
repaired. Apparently it was damaged during a recent storm, so I'm
trying to track down the break in the wire visually, or I'll need to
run a new one. But some of the other hams in this area have been
searching for you.

Obie Weathers Jr., N5VYS, in particular has been asking about
you. His email direct is n5vys@yahoo.com


At 05:56 PM 7/21/2008, you wrote:

No RTTY at the club shack Lee, sorry. ZC4 is deplete..I guess I will
be the only op on the island as the Manager Ian, ZC4OS is moving
back to the UK. ZC4 was never a RTTY island, but funnily enough was
extremely active on 6M - weight precludes me bringing a rig out for
that! David.
PS take off in about 6 hours. Hpe to have some qso's with Texas yee ha





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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:32:13 -0500
To: davidggriffith@hotmail.co.uk
From: info@sanantoniohams.org
Subject: RE: ZC4-land

Had one request for RTTY contact, but I told him I wasn't sure what
your capabilities would be. :)

At 08:02 AM 7/21/2008, you wrote:

Great. I better pack a cw key in case!




----------
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:01:00 -0500
To: davidggriffith@hotmail.co.uk
From: info@sanantoniohams.org
Subject: Re: ZC4-land
I did receive your email and have spread it around to many of the
email lists locally who like to chase DX. I don't have my HF
antenna connected at the moment, so I guess I had better get to work
and either get it connected, or toss up another 20m antenna just for
this purpose.
At 07:45 AM 7/20/2008, you wrote:



Hi Lee

In case you did not receive my last email, I am back on ZC4-land on
Tuesday for a week and hope to hook up with some of your locals
during the period.

Aim to get on 20m say around 14230+- the qrm around 0300 UTC, no
doubt once I hook up the States I will be 'spotted' on the dx nets
so keep an eye on them! The east coast will put up a big wall as
usual but I will call qrz for Texas!

73s David
______________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_______________________________________


Licensing class for Seniors

Tom O'Brien
 

Starting September 15, the Academy of Learning in Retirement (ALIR), in conjunction with the North East Independent School District (NEISD), will offer a class for senior citizens (age 55 and over), leading to an Amateur Radio License.

The class will be offered at the NEISD training center at 8750 Tesoro Drive in San Antonio.

Here are the particulars, from the course catalog:

Course title: Earn an Amateur (Ham) Radio License
Instructor: Tom O'Brien, AB5XZ
Time: Tuesday, 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Description: Al the knowledge you need to pass the FCC "Technician" exam will be presented in this class. We will use the Internet for individual self-study. There will be some in-class demonstrations. Topics include: FCC rules, operating practices, radio and electronics fundamentals, setting up and operating a station, special operations, emergency and public service communications, radio waves, propagation and antennas, and electrical and RF safety. Tom has had his ham radio license since 1959 and has taught ham courses for all license grades in the Houston area for 15 years.

Additional notes: The FCC exam will be given in the classroom at the end of the course, which will last about 11 weeks. There is no longer a Morse Code requirement. Handout material and self-test software will be provided on CD-ROM.

To get registration materials, call North East Community Education at 210.657.8866.

If you have questions, please call Tom O'Brien at 210 481 3443, or e-mail ab5xz@arrl.net.

73TomAB5XZ
Member, ARRL
Member, SARC
Secretary, STXDXCC
V31XZ


W5SEA

Joseph Brown <W5SEA@...>
 

Hi Group, Thanks for the approval, It's great to be back in the SARC
group again! Hope everyone has been doing well. Take care!


Re: DX exclusive for San Antonio - update from ZC4 - Cyprus

Lee Besing
 

Got another update from David, he apparently
allowed for the time change in his saying
"Tuesday" arrival. as of 6pm on Monday 07/21, he
says he will depart in 6 hours, so that means he
is in the air as I type this message. He said
that the other operator is leaving the island, so
he will be the only ham on the island during this stay. Good luck!

At 05:56 PM 7/21/2008, david griffith wrote:
No RTTY at the club shack Lee, sorry. ZC4 is
deplete..I guess I will be the only op on the
island as the Manager Ian, ZC4OS is moving back
to the UK. ZC4 was never a RTTY island, but
funnily enough was extremely active on 6M -
weight precludes me bringing a rig out for that! David.
PS take off in about 6 hours. Hpe to have some qso's with Texas yee ha

At 10:34 PM 7/20/2008, Lee Besing wrote:

He's confirmed that he is enroute to Cyprus now,
and will try to be on 20m around 14230, and will
be on the air around 0300 UTC, which I think
translates to around 10pm local time. If he
says "starting Tuesday @ 0300", would that mean
we ought to listen Monday night?

At 07:45 AM 7/20/2008, david griffith wrote:
Hi Lee

In case you did not receive my last email, I
am back on ZC4-land on Tuesday for a week and
hope to hook up with some of your locals during the period.

Aim to get on 20m say around 14230+- the qrm
around 0300 UTC, no doubt once I hook up the
States I will be 'spotted' on the dx nets so
keep an eye on them! The east coast will put up
a big wall as usual but I will call qrz for Texas!

73s David

At 12:45 PM 7/5/2008, you wrote:

Thanks Lee,
I need ZC4 on 20 meters for a new band. Would
be nice to wrkd David Rtty,but I will take it
any way I get it. Keep us in the loop.

Obie n5vys

"Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com> wrote:
Hey guys, thought I'd pass this opportunity
along to you. This guy worked the Christmas
Parade in 2007 over in Sattler, Texas, while he
was in town for a training session (he was an
instructor from the UK Royal Air Force).

Emacs!


At 08:06 AM 7/4/2008, Tech Div - T&E WO1 DTIO - WO1 D Griffith wrote:

Lee

Heads up for the locals – back on Cyprus from
22 July for a week. Aim to be up on 20m early
morning 0300UTC ish, probably up around 14220
or something. Once I get a clear spot I am sure
I will be ‘spotted’ – if you miss one morning –
I will return the next one around the same freq
and call cq for Texas! I may even text you my freq if that’s not cheating!!

I will listen/call for Texas – especially your
policeman friend – I have his call at home.

Qsl info is via my home call G0OAB.

Best Regards to all

David ZC4DG

<dgriffith.dcmt@defenceacademy.mod.uk>
______________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
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(210)771-7075 voice
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Stop CC&R

Tom O'Brien
 

I've sent copies of the relevant sections of my subdivision's CC&Rs to K5RAV and KE5ISX.

Subdivision is Pinon Creek Estates, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

73TomAB5XZ
Member, ARRL
Member, SARC
Secretary, STXDXCC
V31XZ


[Fwd: Re: [CTDXCC] Support the ARRL Effort to Eliminate CC&Rs!]

Ed <ks5v@...>
 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [CTDXCC] Support the ARRL Effort to Eliminate CC&Rs!
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:59:07 -0500
From: Dick Kriss <aa5vu@att.net>
To: CTDXCC List <ctdxcc@kkn.net>



On Monday7/14/08 3:11 PM, "John Warren, NT5C" <nt5c@texas.net> wrote:

Begin forwarded message:

From: "ARRL Members Only Web site" <memberlist@www.arrl.org>
Date: July 14, 2008 2:54:51 PM CDT
To: nt5c@texas.net
Subject: Stop CC&Rs!

Please see the attached file (Adobe Reader required to view).

73, Coy Day - N5OK

ARRL West Gulf Division Director
n5ok@arrl.org
_______________________________________________
CTDXCC mailing list
CTDXCC@kkn.net
http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/ctdxcc
The following is the text that was stripped by the reflector


More and more hams live in residential subdivisions governed by deed
restrictions, sometimes known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions
(CC&Rs), that prohibit the operation of ham radio stations and that
prohibit the erection of ham radio antennas.

The West Gulf Division believes these restrictions unreasonably infringe
the rights of its members. Accordingly, on June 14, 2008, the West Gulf
Division announced at its Convention Meeting at Ham-Com in Plano, Texas
that the West Gulf Division Legislative Affairs Group intends to introduce
legislation in the 2009 Texas and Oklahoma legislative sessions to eliminate
CC&Rs that prohibit the operation of ham radio stations and the erection of
ham radio antennas in residential subdivisions.

Coy Day (N5OK), Division Director, conducted the Division Board Meeting
before the Convention Meeting to brief all Section Managers. The Section
Managers for West Texas (John Dyer AE5B) and Oklahoma (John Thomason
WB5SYT) attended the Board Meeting and pledged their enthusiastic
support for this legislative effort.

This legislative effort will be conducted by the West Gulf Legislative
Affairs
Group, led by Dr. David Woolweaver (K5RAV), West Gulf Vice Director and
Division Legislative Action Chair. John Robert Stratton(KE5ISX) will
coordinate
all legislative action in Austin.

But to successfully pass this legislation, the Legislative Affairs Group
needs
information and help from you. If you are affected by CC&Rs, or if you want
to help make it possible to enjoy ham radio without unreasonable CC&R
restrictions, please send an email to K5RAV@arrl.org AND KE5ISX@arrl.net.
Include your call sign, physical address and a copy of the sections of your
deed
restrictions/CC&Rs that limit your ability to operate or erect antennas in
the
email. Please send the CC&R copies as PDFs.

If you can¹t email the copy of the sections of your deed restrictions/CC&Rs
that limit your ability to operate or erect antennas, please mail them to:

CCR Investigation
PO Box 2232
Austin, Texas 78768-2232.

The Legislative Affairs Group will be forwarding updates once the
legislation
is introduced and throughoutthe 2009 legislative session.
Thanks for the help.

73
_______________________________________________
CTDXCC mailing list
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Re: Ham electrocuted today in Kansas City!

Needham Joe Thompson <w4cth@...>
 

Just goes to show how "accurate" all the rest of the reported news
likely is:-).
As an aside, I have many years experience as an Emergency Room
physician and in running ERs. This sad occurrence happens too
often. Aside from commercial occurrences, the usual victims are
either folks installing antennas (including but not limited to Hams)
or sailboat owners. Both have the common fault of trying to move a
long metal pole throught a very visible overhead wire, the existence
of which may even be known. The other scenario is trying to shoot a
wire antenna accross overhead transmission lines. It can't be said
too often to always look up and NEVER decide that you will be able
to avoid the transmission line.

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:

Did you watch the Fox News broadcast? The reporter claimed you
needed a license to install ham radio antennas and it was unknown
if
they had such a license, but there were many other licenses on the
roof of the house already. :)

At 09:15 PM 7/13/2008, you wrote:

To the members of the W5SC Yahoo group.

This is from the ARRL PR reflector. I hope this adds to the words
of
caution that Mike and I provided on tower climbing. It is so sad
that this
type of accident still occurs.

Plan for safety and look at the work area for dangers. These can
be burried
power lines, overhead power lines, out of date or inspection
safety
equipment and any trip hazzards. Tripping on a toolbox or having
an eight
foot ladder fall on you can make for a very bad day.

Think safe and be safe my friends!

Paul Guido, N5IUT

From: Larry Staples lstaples@k.....
Date: July 13, 2008 8:19:25 PM CDT
To: Larry's List
Subject: A ham and his son electrocuted?

KC0TIG and his son were electrocuted today while trying to put up
an
antenna.

<<http://tinyurl.com/6btuas>http://tinyurl.com/6btuas>

<http://www.kmbc.com/news/16871003/detail.html>

<<http://tinyurl.com/66988d>http://tinyurl.com/66988d>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

THESE NEWS ITEMS MOTIVATED CHUCK KRALY, K0XM, TO WRITE THIS
MESSAGE:

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

I just saw this one on the news, and had to write a this message
to be
passed on to the ham community, especially the newer hams.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

We lost another ham today, and it is a very sad event. The
parties involved,
were installing a Comet FIBERGLASS antenna, that came in contact
with a
single 7620V power line. Now how do I know what the exact voltage
is? I
built and maintained the substation that fed this circuit. I
spent 27 yrears
as a substaion technician for the Board of Public Utilities. I am
still in
this field. So, I feel I have some experience in what I am
passing along.

In a nutshell, the location of the accident was a few blocks from
the
substation. The wires you see going thru the residential areas
are AT
MINUMUM 7200 volts from each wire to ground, and between any two
of them is
13,800 volts. This is nothing to play with at any time. I have
seen a fault
TOTALLY vaporize 1" copper buss (which is solid). Imagine what it
can do to
a human.

Each wire is fed from what is called a 3 phase line. From there,
it can be
broken off and sent down a property line as a single wire. Those
are called
"laterals" Yes, you will see a device at the break out point, and
this is a
fuse. BUT the caution needs to be conveyed. These fuses are in
the 60-100
amp range. This is at 7200 volts. On top of that, anytime a tree
falls
across a line, or a pole gets hit, there is a circuit on
the "feeder" at the
substaion that AUTOMATICALLY closes the fedder back in, and TRIES
to restore
the power to the area. Some of these "reclosers" can operate 2-5
times,
depending on how they are set. Now from the substaion end, the
protective
device is set for the full fault capabilites of the line. In the
case of
BPU, this can be set at 600 AMPS, and multiples of that value. The
protective devices are set for what is called a "time" or and
"instantaneous" operation. Picture a fast blow fuse and a slow
blow, and you
will understand the difference in the settings. These setting are
at
multiple of the 600 amp value. So, if there is a direct short,
then it will
not trip until it reaches a value at, oh lets say, 8 times that
value. So we
are looking at 4800 amps. and this is at 7200 volts and lower.
So, it trips,
then it energizes it AGAIN. The possiblity of survival is slim
and none.

Now remember how I said they were installing a FIBERGLASS
antenna? Well
guess what. It is metal inside. Yes, fiberglass does not radiate
as we all
know. Hence the metal. That is what caused the accident. They got
too close
to the line (remember your 'magnetic lines of flux' theory? If
not, look it
up on the web). There is a minimum approach area that MUST be
followed. This
changes for ALL voltages. This distance must NOT be broken. If it
is a
flashover will happen, and it is not pretty. Electricity will
find the
shortest path to ground. In this case it was a couple of men.

Folks, this is nothing to take chances with. In my almost 30 yrs
as a ham,
and 27 yrs in the power utility field, I have seen way too
many "accidents."
Stop, look and if it is close or SEEMS that way- DON'T. Find
another place.
High voltage lines are NOT forgiving. Your life depends on it.
You always
hear "it is the amps not the volts" well I can tell you when you
get at
these levels, who is going to argue what killed the person who
had the
accident. PLEASE ,PLEASE follow the warnings. ANYWHERE close is
too close.

Stay safe, and I hope we can enjoy many more years of hamming.

Thanks Guys,

Chuck Kraly, K0XM

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Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX
(210)771-7075 voice
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Re: Ham electrocuted today in Kansas City!

Lee Besing
 

Did you watch the Fox News broadcast? The reporter claimed you
needed a license to install ham radio antennas and it was unknown if
they had such a license, but there were many other licenses on the
roof of the house already. :)

At 09:15 PM 7/13/2008, you wrote:

To the members of the W5SC Yahoo group.

This is from the ARRL PR reflector. I hope this adds to the words of
caution that Mike and I provided on tower climbing. It is so sad that this
type of accident still occurs.

Plan for safety and look at the work area for dangers. These can be burried
power lines, overhead power lines, out of date or inspection safety
equipment and any trip hazzards. Tripping on a toolbox or having an eight
foot ladder fall on you can make for a very bad day.

Think safe and be safe my friends!

Paul Guido, N5IUT

From: Larry Staples lstaples@k.....
Date: July 13, 2008 8:19:25 PM CDT
To: Larry's List
Subject: A ham and his son electrocuted?

KC0TIG and his son were electrocuted today while trying to put up an
antenna.

<<http://tinyurl.com/6btuas>http://tinyurl.com/6btuas>

<http://www.kmbc.com/news/16871003/detail.html>

<<http://tinyurl.com/66988d>http://tinyurl.com/66988d>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

THESE NEWS ITEMS MOTIVATED CHUCK KRALY, K0XM, TO WRITE THIS MESSAGE:

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

I just saw this one on the news, and had to write a this message to be
passed on to the ham community, especially the newer hams.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

We lost another ham today, and it is a very sad event. The parties involved,
were installing a Comet FIBERGLASS antenna, that came in contact with a
single 7620V power line. Now how do I know what the exact voltage is? I
built and maintained the substation that fed this circuit. I spent 27 yrears
as a substaion technician for the Board of Public Utilities. I am still in
this field. So, I feel I have some experience in what I am passing along.

In a nutshell, the location of the accident was a few blocks from the
substation. The wires you see going thru the residential areas are AT
MINUMUM 7200 volts from each wire to ground, and between any two of them is
13,800 volts. This is nothing to play with at any time. I have seen a fault
TOTALLY vaporize 1" copper buss (which is solid). Imagine what it can do to
a human.

Each wire is fed from what is called a 3 phase line. From there, it can be
broken off and sent down a property line as a single wire. Those are called
"laterals" Yes, you will see a device at the break out point, and this is a
fuse. BUT the caution needs to be conveyed. These fuses are in the 60-100
amp range. This is at 7200 volts. On top of that, anytime a tree falls
across a line, or a pole gets hit, there is a circuit on the "feeder" at the
substaion that AUTOMATICALLY closes the fedder back in, and TRIES to restore
the power to the area. Some of these "reclosers" can operate 2-5 times,
depending on how they are set. Now from the substaion end, the protective
device is set for the full fault capabilites of the line. In the case of
BPU, this can be set at 600 AMPS, and multiples of that value. The
protective devices are set for what is called a "time" or and
"instantaneous" operation. Picture a fast blow fuse and a slow blow, and you
will understand the difference in the settings. These setting are at
multiple of the 600 amp value. So, if there is a direct short, then it will
not trip until it reaches a value at, oh lets say, 8 times that value. So we
are looking at 4800 amps. and this is at 7200 volts and lower. So, it trips,
then it energizes it AGAIN. The possiblity of survival is slim and none.

Now remember how I said they were installing a FIBERGLASS antenna? Well
guess what. It is metal inside. Yes, fiberglass does not radiate as we all
know. Hence the metal. That is what caused the accident. They got too close
to the line (remember your 'magnetic lines of flux' theory? If not, look it
up on the web). There is a minimum approach area that MUST be followed. This
changes for ALL voltages. This distance must NOT be broken. If it is a
flashover will happen, and it is not pretty. Electricity will find the
shortest path to ground. In this case it was a couple of men.

Folks, this is nothing to take chances with. In my almost 30 yrs as a ham,
and 27 yrs in the power utility field, I have seen way too many "accidents."
Stop, look and if it is close or SEEMS that way- DON'T. Find another place.
High voltage lines are NOT forgiving. Your life depends on it. You always
hear "it is the amps not the volts" well I can tell you when you get at
these levels, who is going to argue what killed the person who had the
accident. PLEASE ,PLEASE follow the warnings. ANYWHERE close is too close.

Stay safe, and I hope we can enjoy many more years of hamming.

Thanks Guys,

Chuck Kraly, K0XM



___________________________________
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX
(210)771-7075 voice
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/


Ham electrocuted today in Kansas City!

Paul Guido
 

To the members of the W5SC Yahoo group.

This is from the ARRL PR reflector. I hope this adds to the words of
caution that Mike and I provided on tower climbing. It is so sad that this
type of accident still occurs.

Plan for safety and look at the work area for dangers. These can be burried
power lines, overhead power lines, out of date or inspection safety
equipment and any trip hazzards. Tripping on a toolbox or having an eight
foot ladder fall on you can make for a very bad day.

Think safe and be safe my friends!

Paul Guido, N5IUT

From: Larry Staples lstaples@k.....
Date: July 13, 2008 8:19:25 PM CDT
To: Larry's List
Subject: A ham and his son electrocuted?


KC0TIG and his son were electrocuted today while trying to put up an
antenna.

<http://tinyurl.com/6btuas>

<http://www.kmbc.com/news/16871003/detail.html>

<http://tinyurl.com/66988d>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

THESE NEWS ITEMS MOTIVATED CHUCK KRALY, K0XM, TO WRITE THIS MESSAGE:

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

I just saw this one on the news, and had to write a this message to be
passed on to the ham community, especially the newer hams.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

We lost another ham today, and it is a very sad event. The parties involved,
were installing a Comet FIBERGLASS antenna, that came in contact with a
single 7620V power line. Now how do I know what the exact voltage is? I
built and maintained the substation that fed this circuit. I spent 27 yrears
as a substaion technician for the Board of Public Utilities. I am still in
this field. So, I feel I have some experience in what I am passing along.

In a nutshell, the location of the accident was a few blocks from the
substation. The wires you see going thru the residential areas are AT
MINUMUM 7200 volts from each wire to ground, and between any two of them is
13,800 volts. This is nothing to play with at any time. I have seen a fault
TOTALLY vaporize 1" copper buss (which is solid). Imagine what it can do to
a human.

Each wire is fed from what is called a 3 phase line. From there, it can be
broken off and sent down a property line as a single wire. Those are called
"laterals" Yes, you will see a device at the break out point, and this is a
fuse. BUT the caution needs to be conveyed. These fuses are in the 60-100
amp range. This is at 7200 volts. On top of that, anytime a tree falls
across a line, or a pole gets hit, there is a circuit on the "feeder" at the
substaion that AUTOMATICALLY closes the fedder back in, and TRIES to restore
the power to the area. Some of these "reclosers" can operate 2-5 times,
depending on how they are set. Now from the substaion end, the protective
device is set for the full fault capabilites of the line. In the case of
BPU, this can be set at 600 AMPS, and multiples of that value. The
protective devices are set for what is called a "time" or and
"instantaneous" operation. Picture a fast blow fuse and a slow blow, and you
will understand the difference in the settings. These setting are at
multiple of the 600 amp value. So, if there is a direct short, then it will
not trip until it reaches a value at, oh lets say, 8 times that value. So we
are looking at 4800 amps. and this is at 7200 volts and lower. So, it trips,
then it energizes it AGAIN. The possiblity of survival is slim and none.

Now remember how I said they were installing a FIBERGLASS antenna? Well
guess what. It is metal inside. Yes, fiberglass does not radiate as we all
know. Hence the metal. That is what caused the accident. They got too close
to the line (remember your 'magnetic lines of flux' theory? If not, look it
up on the web). There is a minimum approach area that MUST be followed. This
changes for ALL voltages. This distance must NOT be broken. If it is a
flashover will happen, and it is not pretty. Electricity will find the
shortest path to ground. In this case it was a couple of men.

Folks, this is nothing to take chances with. In my almost 30 yrs as a ham,
and 27 yrs in the power utility field, I have seen way too many "accidents."
Stop, look and if it is close or SEEMS that way- DON'T. Find another place.
High voltage lines are NOT forgiving. Your life depends on it. You always
hear "it is the amps not the volts" well I can tell you when you get at
these levels, who is going to argue what killed the person who had the
accident. PLEASE ,PLEASE follow the warnings. ANYWHERE close is too close.

Stay safe, and I hope we can enjoy many more years of hamming.

Thanks Guys,

Chuck Kraly, K0XM

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