Date   

Meeting This Thursday

J C Smith
 

The February Club meeting will be Thrusday, 2/12, 7 pm at KCOMM. The
program will be NVIS antennas, with Richard Elder, WB5ACN, making the
presentation.


Re: Paul Guido on TV Right Now?

Paul Guido
 

It can't be me. I am at the house watching the Spurs.

Paul, N5IUT

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Lee Besing <lee@besing.com> wrote:

I'm watching a show right now on the Disney Channel, called Luck of the
Irish, (Time Warner Channel #42) and the prime character's father looks a
lot like Paul Guido. Show started at 7pm. Movie is from 2001.

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Re: Paul Guido on TV Right Now?

Lee Besing
 

I'm watching a show right now on the Disney Channel, called Luck of the Irish, (Time Warner Channel #42) and the prime character's father looks a lot like Paul Guido. Show started at 7pm. Movie is from 2001.

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Amateur Radio Fiesta 2009

Paul Guido
 

Tomorrow looks like a another great day for the Amateur Radio Fiesta
2009!!!!

I hope to see everyone there.

If you have any questions let us know!

http://w5sc.org

73
Paul, N5IUT


Silent Key

Ed <w5knn@...>
 

Just want to pass along the sad news that Jan Sterneckert, WJ5AN has passed away.
Jan's previous callsign was N5YPK. That's all I know.

73,
Ed W5KNN


FW: [TowerTalk] FW: Amateur Radio Communications LDCAmendments/http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/industry/amateuradio.shtml

Jim Hargrave
 

FYI: Interesting reading,

* 73's Jim W5IFP *

-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces@contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces@contesting.com]On Behalf Of David Jordan
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:48 PM
To: towertalk@contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] FW: Amateur Radio Communications
LDCAmendments/http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/industry/amat
euradio.shtml


REF: San Diego, CA antenna restrictions thread of a few months ago.



Here is one way to open up a productive dialogue with the local authorities,
maybe not as much fun as YOUTUBE.



What not to do: Don't flame the local officials, don't flame the mid-level
managers who are just trying to do their job. But, relate to them or find
someone who can relate to them and then articulate the value of amateur
radio volunteers as it relates to Public Safety and the general good of the
constituency. Notice the existing restriction is 30ft, not 3" as I think was
reported. What follows is the ARLCO CODE and communications I had with the
Senior Planner from San Diego.



Best,

Dave

Wa3gin

=========================================

Dave, here are the ArlCo Zoning Ordinance rules, under Section 31. Special
Provisions,





2. Structures Permitted Above Height Limit

a. Penthouses or roof structures for the housing of elevators, stairways,
tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required to operate and
maintain the building, and fire or parapet walls, skylights, radio towers,
steeples, flagpoles, chimneys, smokestacks or similar structures may be
erected above the height limits herein prescribed, but no penthouse or roof
structure or any space above the height limit shall be allowed for the
purpose of providing additional floor space. Such structures shall not
exceed twenty-three (23) feet. Penthouses shall be concealed by exterior
architectural material of the same type or quality as that used on the
exterior walls of the building.

b. Noncommercial radio towers or masts, excluding amateur radio antennas
permitted by Subsection 31.B.2.e., may exceed the height limit by no more
than twenty-five (25) feet.

c. Chimneys and smokestacks which are an integral part of a penthouse may
exceed the height limit by no more than twenty-seven (27) feet.

d. County government and public school communication facilities may be
erected to exceed the height limit or height of existing structures by no
more than fifty (50) feet.

e. Amateur radio antennas shall not exceed seventy-five (75) feet in height
above the ground level. In addition, they shall comply with all of the
following requirements:

(1) No amateur radio antenna, or support structure therefore shall be
located in a front yard, or within twenty-five (25) feet from any street
setback line or within ten (10) feet from any side or rear property line.

(2) Amateur radio antennas shall be located only in side or rear yards. In a
zoning district that does not require a rear yard, the antenna may be placed
on a building's main roof, but not on the penthouse of the building. Amateur
radio antennas are permitted to be placed in the side yard, only when they
are attached to the existing main structures.

(Ord. No. 87-23, 9-1-87; Ord. No. 99-17, 7-13-99)



73,



Will Doggette CSP

Safety Coordinator

Risk Management HRD

Arlington County VA



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From: Lee, Amanda
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 4:49 PM
To: 'WA3GIN'
Subject: RE: Amateur Radio Communications LDC
Amendments/http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/industry/amateuradio
.shtml



David,



Thank you for your comments and perspective. We would definitely be
interested in reviewing a copy of Arlington County's ordinance related to
amateur radio antennas. Do you have any information on typical heights of
these types of installations? It sounds like the City's existing 30 foot RS
base zone requirement is too restrictive for most operators to comply with.




Is there a reasonable height within which the majority of operators would be
able to comply based on your experience? The City's intent is of course to
be able to accommodate the majority of these through a ministerial process,
and allow for requests of additional height beyond the base threshold as
needed for effective communication. Thanks again for your assistance.



Amanda Lee,

Senior Planner



_____

From: WA3GIN [mailto:wa3gin@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:14 PM
To: DSD LDC Team
Subject: RE: Amateur Radio Communications LDC
Amendments/http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/industry/amateuradio
.shtml



To Whom It May Concern:



My name is David Jordan. I am the Chief Information Security Officer and
Advanced Emergency Technology Liaison to the Office of Emergency Management
in Arlington County Government, Virginia which is home to the Pentagon,
National Airport and over 60 thousand Dept. of Defense workers. Since 9/11
the government has moved aggressively to create and implement an Emergency
Operations Plan and associated Standard Operations Procedures that would as
you state in your subject draft document, ". accomplish the City's purpose
of safeguarding the public health, safety, and general welfare, including
neighborhood aesthetics and community character. Part of the Emergency
Support Function 2 responsibilities within OEM is focused upon emergency
communications primarily supported through amateur radio volunteers by way
of an Auxiliary Communications Service developed in part by FEMA and the
FCC. This protocol is called "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service" RACES
and was designed to enable local, county and state governments the ability
to manage emergency auxiliary communications volunteers. For more details
regarding this protocol go to www.w4ava.org <http://www.w4ava.org/> and
click on the RACES links.



Arlington County Government has advocated for engaged amateur radio
operators who choose to support Public Safety through volunteering as RACES
volunteers. The county has installed amateur radio stations in every fire
station, at the 911 call center, the Emergency Operations Center and has
provided co-location space and antenna attachment rights for a system or VHF
and UHF amateur radio repeaters that would support emergency communications
during emergencies, severe weather events, etc. All this after the county
has just upgraded its 800 radio system to P25. You may as "why" the effort
to ensure there is a back-up plan The answer is because when all else fails
amateur radio will be there! That is the history of this technology and
those that practice and develop the talents of in-depth electronic
communications.



San Diego and Arlington may be on opposite ends of the country but I believe
the two jurisdictions have many similarities. We are world class societies
and as such appreciate the individual and group contributions made by our
constituents. For many years Arlington has had a tower permit process which
has served all concerned parties and enabled constituents to exercise the
privileges granted to them through the FCC amateur radio licenses they hold.




I recommend you do everything possible to encourage and enable your
community of amateur radio operators to fully participate and exercise the
privileges associated with the FCC licenses they hold and in so doing you
will be in the best possible position to achieve the mission noted in your
subject draft document. Like Arlington, San Diego requires a back-up plan
for Emergency Communications. Supporting amateur radio operations within the
jurisdiction in conjunction with best practices and an amateur radio civil
defense protocol managed under Emergency Support Function (ESF) 2 is a great
way to achieve this mission.



Since 9/11 over forty jurisdictions throughout the country have utilized the
training materials provided on the web site listed in the lead paragraph of
this note.



I've visited San Diego several times over the years. It's a great city with
wonderful people and history. Part of that history is the dedicated radio
amateurs that served our nation as radiomen in the Navy, etc. Radio is part
of San Diego's proud heritage. If the city fathers would like to see a copy
of Arlington County's amateur radio permit process language I'd be happy to
forward a copy for reference.



Regards,

David Jordan

703-228-3185













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Re: Recommend Opt Out

Lee Besing
 

Direct link to opt-out is here...
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html


When possible, we try to match the ads that we show you to your
interests. We call this "ad matching," (sometimes also called ad
customization) and we do this in order to make the ads you see more
relevant and useful for you. Ad matching uses data about your visits
to both Yahoo! and our partner sites and about the ads you view and click.

We offer you the choice to opt-out of ad matching. If you opt-out
the ads we show you will be more general and less relevant to you.
Opting-out will not turn off ads.

We also use <http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/webbeacons/>web
beacons for a number of purposes including research and reporting
for some of our clients. If you opt-out out of ad matching, Yahoo!
also will not use the information gathered through our web beacons
for research and reporting purposes.

At 07:20 PM 1/1/2009, you wrote:

Attention Group this has recently come up, and personally I would
advise all members to follow the link, and opt out as suggested.
Whether you do or not is entirely upto you of course.... I have :-).

Joe Thompson

----------------------------------------------------------

As part of our continuing efforts to serve our list-members we will
pass along any general Yahoo Groups-related announcements that are of
relevance to all of you such as the one below:

Yahoo is Tracking Group Members

If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using
"Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group user. It's similar to
cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you
visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo. Look at their updated
privacy statement at <http://info.>http://info.
<http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html>
yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html

About half-way down the page, in the section on *cookies*, you will
see
a link that says *WEB BEACONS*.

Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page that opens, on the
left
find a box entitled "Opt-Out."

In that section find "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link
that
will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. Click it and then click the
opt-out button on the next page.

Note that Yahoo's invasion of your privacy - and your ability to opt-
out
of it - is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you
will have to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.

Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too,
but
I'm not sure if anyone is listening. I remember when they signed all
users up to get spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago.

Related article:
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<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
<<http://antivirus.>http://antivirus.
<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>

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Recommend Opt Out

Needham Joe Thompson <w4cth@...>
 

Attention Group this has recently come up, and personally I would
advise all members to follow the link, and opt out as suggested.
Whether you do or not is entirely upto you of course.... I have :-).

Joe Thompson

----------------------------------------------------------

As part of our continuing efforts to serve our list-members we will
pass along any general Yahoo Groups-related announcements that are of
relevance to all of you such as the one below:

Yahoo is Tracking Group Members

If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using
"Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group user. It's similar to
cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you
visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo. Look at their updated
privacy statement at http://info.
<http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html>
yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html

About half-way down the page, in the section on *cookies*, you will
see
a link that says *WEB BEACONS*.

Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page that opens, on the
left
find a box entitled "Opt-Out."

In that section find "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link
that
will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. Click it and then click the
opt-out button on the next page.

Note that Yahoo's invasion of your privacy - and your ability to opt-
out
of it - is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you
will have to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.

Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too,
but
I'm not sure if anyone is listening. I remember when they signed all
users up to get spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago.

Related article:
http://antivirus.
<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
<http://antivirus.
<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>


R6000 Vertical Sold!

Gary Harmon
 

73 and HNY.

gary

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Too many projects, not enough time!"


FS: Cushcraft Vertical

Gary Harmon
 

Cushcraft R6000 HF Vertical. 6M-20M, no ground radials required. 1.5KW and
no guy wires required. It has been in use approximately 1 1/2 years, just
taken down and partially disassembled. I am the original owner, new ones
cost $400. This one is in very good shape and includes the manual. Pick up
in Bulverde, TX. $150. Contact me via email if you need further
information. Ron, AB5WG: ab5wg@satx.rr.com

<http://www.cushcraft.com/comm/support/pdf/R6000.pdf>
http://www.cushcraft.com/comm/support/pdf/R6000.pdf

========================================================

Please contact Ron, not me

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Too many projects, not enough time!"


Bulverde 2M base Antenna Has Been Claimed

Gary Harmon
 

Thanks all.

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Too many projects, not enough time!"


Free 2 Meter Base Antenna For Pickup Only

Gary Harmon
 

Ron, ab5wg@satx.rr.com has a Comet 2 meter base station antenna to give to a
deserving HAM or future HAM. Ron lives in Bulverde (way out 281 North).
Antenna is 18 months old, in excellent condition and comes with the
instruction booklet.

Contact Ron (not me) via email if you want to claim the antenna and pick it
up.

Vr,

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
gharmon@idworld.net

"Too many projects, not enough time!"


[pr:9765] Need PR help real soon

Paul Guido
 

From the PR reflector. Happy Holidays!

de N5IUT

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pitts, Allen W1AGP <w1agp@arrl.org>
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:22 AM
Subject: [pr:9765] Need PR help real soon
To: pr list <pr@reflector.arrl.org>


OK gang, we have a friend who really needs some help - and soon.



Ted Randall has been doing the radio show promoting Amateur Radio for some
time now and does a good job of it too.

But there's been a mix-up.



Earlier you got a message that he was going to record and air Christmas
greetings from hams on his shortwave station. He even has other stations
now joining in on this activity.... BUT -

The announcement said that people could call in and have their greetings
recorded until D*ec 23.*

T*hat was a mistake. The show airs on several stations THIS WEEKEND!*



So *what he needs is for hams to call in and just say a bit about
themselves and wish people seasons greetings by Friday afternoon.*

615-469-0702



We all make "ooopses" but this is one we can help him with.

Your call now will help him out a lot.

Thanks.

*Allen G Pitts, W1AGP*

*Media & PR Manager*

*ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio*

*225 Main St**. Newington CT 06111*

*(860) 594-0328*

*apitts@arrl.org* <apitts@arrl.org>





Here's the info on it....



leave a brief message about what they love about ham radio, how long they
have been in the hobby and where folks may find them on the bands.

They can mention the line of work they are in as folks around the world will
find that interesting.

They may want to give some family background if they are parents and how
many children.



An important thing is have them tell folks why they are a member of the
A.R.R.L. and what is their favorite thing about the League!

They may want to pass along the league activities that they participate in,
field day, A.R.E.S. contests or whatever is their fancy.



They can even get longwinded if they have a lot to say!

Do they have a good Christmas Story to tell? Bring it on!

We will mix a little jingle bells or silent night behind them!



This I very informal and no one needs to try to get it perfect.

If you stumble then just start over and we will edit to perfection so
nothing worry about!

We will make everyone sound great!



What is most important is, any simple goodwill message, that will go out
over the powerful shortwave transmitters, that can be heard around the world
from a individual radio amateur.



I will then be playing these greetings back on QSO on through the season,
mixed with some great Christmas Music.

After the programs air, we will post them on the website for download.



So pass this along to all clubs and individuals that you know and lets tell
the world Merry Christmas from Amateur Radio in the USA!

The phone number is 615-469-0702 feel free to wear it out!

We will be collecting greetings up and including the 23rd.

This will be some real fun!





*Allen G Pitts, W1AGP*

*Media & PR Manager*

*ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio*

*225 Main St**. Newington CT 06111*

*(860) 594-0328*

*apitts@arrl.org* <apitts@arrl.org>


Re: What is the difference between TNC and Psk31 ?

Lee Besing
 

Best resource site on this topic that I have found has been at
http://www.tapr.org/

The TNC is usually a piece of hardware, or sometimes software, that
serves as a Terminal Node Controller to interface between your
computer and your radio.

I use MIXW software from http://mysite.verizon.net/jaffejim/ with my
sound card interface on my laptop to run PSK31 with my ICOM IC-706MKIIG radio.

I bought my computer / radio interface cables from http://www.saratogaham.com/

Their interface cables are found here ... http://www.saratogaham.com/ezpsk/

Hope this helps....

At 09:22 PM 12/9/2008, you wrote:

I understand the packet but am not sure what TNC does differently.
Please help me out
Thanks,Tony
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Re: What is the difference between TNC and Psk31 ?

Needham Joe Thompson <w4cth@...>
 

Simply speaking PSK31 is a digital HF mode that uses specially
written software that utilizes your computer's sound card as a modem
to change digital data from your computer to analog signals that can
be transmitted over ham bands and then in return changes analog
signals received over your radio to digital data that can be
displayed on your computer. It requires a sound card interface
between the computer and the radio. PSK31 uses a phase shifted
signal and is not a packet mode.

A TNC is a hardware device that also functions as a modem but does
many more things. It takes digital data from your computer, creates
packets and then changes these packets into audio signals that can
be transmitted by the radio. In return, it demodulates recieved
audio signals, changes it back to digital data, disassembles the
packets and sends digital data to be displayed on your computer.
Most TNC's are multimode and can be used to send other forms of
digital signals on HF in addition to packet on VHF and pactor on
HF. TNC's are not to my knowledge used for PSK31.

Hope this helps and credits for above to the ARRL HF and VHF Digital
Handbooks.



--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "jpl4097@..." <jpl4097@...> wrote:

I understand the packet but am not sure what TNC does
differently.
Please help me out
Thanks,Tony


What is the difference between TNC and Psk31 ?

anthony planas
 

I understand the packet but am not sure what TNC does differently.
Please help me out
Thanks,Tony


Re: Hamfest :)

Lee Besing
 

Doing a great job, keep it up. Sorry for the confusion earlier.

At 10:21 PM 12/7/2008, you wrote:

JC and I have been working together and updating the web site with
information almost daily all this week. If anyone has any questions about
the web site, club or the Amatuer Radio Fiesta 2009 please let us know or
post it here.

Take care,

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT



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Re: Hamfest :)

Paul Guido
 

JC and I have been working together and updating the web site with
information almost daily all this week. If anyone has any questions about
the web site, club or the Amatuer Radio Fiesta 2009 please let us know or
post it here.

Take care,

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


Re: Hamfest :)

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

The funny thing about these replies, for those of you who don't know, is that Lee & I are husband and wife and were about 20 feet away from each other when we separately replied to Gary's message.

Communication? In our household some days it takes an Extra effort.

Thanks go to Paul Guido for updating the web site this past week. Lee's reply was based on what he had seen about a week ago. I was at the web site this morning checking on the VE testing info. Testing is at 9:30!

73,
Pat AD5BR


At 7:58 PM -0600 12/7/08, Pat Knight AD5BR wrote:
See http://w5sc.org/swapfest.htm
At 8:05 PM -0600 12/7/08, Lee Besing, N5NTG wrote:
Haven't seen anything on the web site...


Re: Hamfest

Lee Besing
 

Website has been updated with info, or at least it is as of right now. :)

At 08:05 PM 12/7/2008, Lee Besing, N5NTG wrote:
Haven't seen anything on the web site, but I know that January 10th
is the date, same location as last year, up in Schertz, Tx at that
Knights of Columbus Hall.

They were passing around something during the ARES meeting last
week, with advance sign-ups for tables, etc.

Hopefully someone will update the SARC web site soon with more
details, and make that signup form available for folks to download direct?

At 07:33 PM 12/7/2008, you wrote:

When will we see some details on the January hamfest??? I haven't seen any
emails or postal mailings to those of us who registered last year. Out of
town folks are asking me but I don't have the details.

73,

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.884.6926
<mailto:gharmon%40idworld.net>gharmon@idworld.net

"Too many projects, not enough time!"




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