Date   

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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Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX
(210)771-7075 voice
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
___________________________________
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX
(210)771-7075 voice
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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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
_______________________________________________
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CTDXCC@kkn.net
http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/ctdxcc


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

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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



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


Re: Callsign Change

Larry Lentz <Larry@...>
 

Congrats!

De N5LL

Larry Lentz
Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP
MCSE, MCDBA, MCT
Lentz Computer Services
Larry@LentzComputer.net
www.LentzComputer.net
(Sent from my PDA Cell Phone)

-----Original Message-----
From: Harry <W5HW@satx.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 12:50 AM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com <W5SC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [W5SC] Callsign Change

K5HML is no more.

Friday morning (11 July 08) the FCC granted me the callsign W5HW.

Actually, after 52 years having the same call, I feel like I've
legally changed my name.

New email address: W5HW@satx.rr.com

It's gonna take a while migrating all my ham files from K5HML
accounts and groups to get everything consolidated under the
new call.

Man!..... Now I gotta get new license plates on my cars, too!

Harry Winship - W5HW


Callsign Change

Harry <W5HW@...>
 

K5HML is no more.

Friday morning (11 July 08) the FCC granted me the callsign W5HW.

Actually, after 52 years having the same call, I feel like I've
legally changed my name.

New email address: W5HW@satx.rr.com

It's gonna take a while migrating all my ham files from K5HML
accounts and groups to get everything consolidated under the
new call.

Man!..... Now I gotta get new license plates on my cars, too!

Harry Winship - W5HW


[Fwd: [CTDXCC] Sad news - W5CT SK]

Ed KS5V <ks5v@...>
 

I'm would guess that not too many folks knew Joe in San Antonio but I
know there are
for sure some Linux users in San Antonio that did know Joe or who he
was. Just wanted
to pass along the info.

73,
Ed KS5V

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CTDXCC] Sad news - W5CT SK
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:28:55 -0700
From: George Fremin III <geoiii@kkn.net>
To: ctdxcc@kkn.net



Joe Barr - W5CT passed away last night.

His day job was writting about linux.

http://www.linux.com/feature/141548

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_barr


--
George Fremin III - K5TR
geoiii@kkn.net
http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr


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Re: RS Power Supply Recall

Paul Guido
 

David,

I know who has three of the Radio Shack power supplies, you. That leave RS
to find the other 159,997 units.

Let us know how it turns out.

Paul


RS Power Supply Recall

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

As discussed at last night's meeing.


NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008
Release #08-319
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 13.8V DC Power Supplies

Units: About 160,000

Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing
electrocution and fire hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves RadioShack 13.8V DC Power Supplies,
catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from 08A04 through
01A08. Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the
year. The catalog number and date code are located on the back of the
power supply. Power Supplies with a green dot on the product and the
product's packaging have already been repaired and are not included
in the recall.

Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January
2008 for between $50 and $85.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug the recalled power supply immediately
and take it to any RadioShack store for a free repair. Registered owners
of the recalled power supplies will be mailed a notice.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at
(800) 843-7422 anytime, or visit the firm's website at
www.radioshack.com/recall <http://www.radioshack.com/recall>





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13.8V DC 3-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-507 [Picture of Recalled 13.8V
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Re: DX exclusive for San Antonio - One Time Msg

Lee Besing
 

For those who are into working DX, here is an
opportunity coming up later this month to communicate with a ham in Cyprus.

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>
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73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
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Kenwood TS-50

Erik Smith <esmith@...>
 

With regards to my earlier post about the TS-50..the radio has been sold.
Thanks,

Erik Smith, W5ETS
Member / Webmaster / Amateur Radio Coordinator
-Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab
http://www.bexarcountyrehab.org
Instructor - Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
esmith@bexarcountyrehab.org
(210) 300-5515 (Cell) / (210) 396-7235 (Home)


For Sale: Kenwood TS-50 w/ AT-50 Auto Tuner

Erik Smith <esmith@...>
 

I have for sale a Kenwood TS-50 10-160m Mobile HF rig. It is a 100w unit and works on 10-160 meters.
With it is the AT-50 matching auto tuner, microphone, power cable, interface cable, mobile mounts, manuals, and the TS-50 box.

I am asking $550 for the pair. They are both in excellent physical and working condition. This price includes shipping to the lower 48 CONUSA.

I would be willing to trade for an Icom 706MKiiG or Yaesu FT-857 or Alinco DX-70T

I don't have any pictures to post right this minute, but e-mail me if you would like pics and I will send them.

If interested, please contact me at esmith@bexarcountyrehab.org or by phone at (210) 300-5515 or (210) 396-7235 .

Thanks and 73's,
Erik Smith, W5ETS
Member / Webmaster / Amateur Radio Coordinator
- Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab (San Antonio, TX)
http://www.bexarcountyrehab.org
esmith@bexarcountyrehab.org
(210) 300-5515 (Cell)
(210) 396-7235 (Home)


ICOM IC-2100H Two Meter Transceiver

Gary Harmon
 

Excellent 2 meter FM rig with fancy mike and long DC cable. No box or
mobile mount. Documentation on CD. $100. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call 657-1549 for more info or to see the radio. 73, gary


Re: [bexarcountyares] San Antonio Radio Club Field Day is at Shavano Park City Hall this Weekend

Paul Guido
 

Here is a great Field Day Video for 2008!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=varHL752Odk

Get out and have some fun this weekend!

de N5IUT


SK

Ed <ks5v@...>
 

Received this announcement from Don Hinte, KA5EYH.

On Saturday, 24th if May, 2008, N5HB HARLEY L DILLON, JR (Larry), 10x
Number 21839, become SK.

I understand from Jerry Sanders that the funeral will be at Fort Sam Houston
on Friday at 10:30 am. There will be a memorial service and I will pass
the info along when I have it.

73,
Ed KS5V


Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF, is in the hospital

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

I just spoke with Floyd and seems in good spirits. He is in the VA
Hospital and they tell him he has a blocked artery in the back of his
brain. They have him on blood thinners to resolve the blockage. Floyd
expects to be in the hospital a few days to a week.

He is communicative, but a little groggy, and indicates he would love
to hear from any of his radio friends. The VA switchboard is 210-617-
5300. Floyd is in Room 412 Bed 6. He can have visitors.

David F.


Armed Forces Day

Tom O'Brien
 

I just worked NBMW, the USCG station at Upland, CA, on 20 meters. Good signal, no QRM.

See the arrl.org article for frequencies, modes, QSL information.

Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien

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