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Re: Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

Bill Craft
 

Yes, the party is on but at a different location.



On Nov 13, 2021, at 8:23 PM, David McGuire <leviticus25_9@...> wrote:

Bill, 

Was the party at Mamacita's canceled, but the party at La Hacienda is still good?

Or, is the Christmas/Holiday party canceled, period?

Thank you.

David AE4LH


Re: Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

David McGuire
 

Got it.  Thank you!

 

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From: Lee Besing
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc: lee@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

 

The location was changed from Mamacita's to La Hacienda.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: David McGuire <leviticus25_9@...>
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

Bill, 

Was the party at Mamacita's canceled, but the party at La Hacienda is still good?

Or, is the Christmas/Holiday party canceled, period?

Thank you.

David AE4LH

 


Re: Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

Lee Besing
 

The location was changed from Mamacita's to La Hacienda.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: David McGuire <leviticus25_9@...>
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Sent: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

Bill, 

Was the party at Mamacita's canceled, but the party at La Hacienda is still good?

Or, is the Christmas/Holiday party canceled, period?

Thank you.

David AE4LH


Re: Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

David McGuire
 

Bill, 

Was the party at Mamacita's canceled, but the party at La Hacienda is still good?

Or, is the Christmas/Holiday party canceled, period?

Thank you.

David AE4LH


Christmas / Holiday Party - Joint event with Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO)

Bill Craft
 

NOTE: This is a new location.

Put Wednesday, December 8th on your calendar for our Christmas/Holiday Party.

The party will be held at La Hacienda de Los Barrios, 18747 Redland Road. 

Party starts at 6PM.

This year, the grand prize will be a Yaesu FTM-300DR. 2nd Prize will be a Yaesu        FT-70DR. There will be other prizes to be won as well.

Please plan to join us. 


Veterans Day 2021 Discounts

Bill Craft
 

Here is a link to all the DISCOUNTS for veterans

https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/96530/veterans-day-2021-discounts/

Grab one of your vet buddies and have FREE dinner. 


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

Joe Bruno
 

Has anyone responded to you yet?  If you don't know I hardly ever, if ever check my email.  

But if need be you can text if you like.   I like tons of others do not answer phone calls from uknown numbers so texting me is the way to get in touch with me...

Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500 
W5AUQ


On Fri, Nov 5, 2021, 5:26 PM David McGuire <leviticus25_9@...> wrote:
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.


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

David McGuire
 

Thank you!

Andrà tutto bene!


From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Craft <billc851@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:46:01 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...
 

see attached

On 11/6/2021 8:51 PM, David McGuire wrote:

Bill,

 

I can wait, easily.  I have a friend arriving from Florida.  I’m *certain* she’ll want to go to a hamfest.  She was a 1N2 in the Air Force, and specialized in copying CW.

 

When/where on the 4th?  Advance tickets?

 

Thank you.

 

David

 

 

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From: Bill Craft
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

 

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.

 


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

Bill Craft
 

see attached

On 11/6/2021 8:51 PM, David McGuire wrote:

Bill,

 

I can wait, easily.  I have a friend arriving from Florida.  I’m *certain* she’ll want to go to a hamfest.  She was a 1N2 in the Air Force, and specialized in copying CW.

 

When/where on the 4th?  Advance tickets?

 

Thank you.

 

David

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Bill Craft
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

 

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.

 


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

David McGuire
 

Bill,

Thank you for the info.  I signed up yesterday!

73 de David AE4LH


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

David McGuire
 

Bill,

 

I can wait, easily.  I have a friend arriving from Florida.  I’m *certain* she’ll want to go to a hamfest.  She was a 1N2 in the Air Force, and specialized in copying CW.

 

When/where on the 4th?  Advance tickets?

 

Thank you.

 

David

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Bill Craft
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Single, tunable capacitor for tuning an wire antenna...

 

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.

 


moderated 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.  


moderated Re: Distribution Block...

David McGuire
 

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


moderated 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


moderated 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.


moderated 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


moderated 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


moderated 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?


moderated 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.


moderated 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.

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