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REMINDER: TLARC General Meeting, Saturday, December 4, 2021, Following TLARC Holiday Party at Grain Bin Commodities, Sweetwater, TN

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Friday, everyone!!  This is your reminder that the TLARC General Meeting for December will convene tomorrow night following our Holiday Party at Grain Bin Commodities.  Attached please find the DRAFT meeting minutes from our November 17, 2021, meeting, for your review and comments.  We will present these at Saturday's meeting for Club discussion and approval.

Thank you all for everything you do in support of TLARC and our local community.  We look forward to seeing those of you who RSVP'd at tomorrow's party.  Dianne and I wish you all the best, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!

--

73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


Re: ATV

Lou Devillon
 

George: I have PC Electronics xmit and receive and a Mirage amp modified for ATV.  The missing part is....the camera. :-)


On Fri, Dec 3, 2021, 11:07 AM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Hi Lou,

 

Really interesting that you were playing with ATV down in FL a while back.  We are experimenting with *analog* ATV here for starters with both Rx and Tx on 70cm (420-450 MHz).  Serendipitously our club’s FM frequency (442.1) is within this range so one’s existing antenna will work for these ATV experiments!

 

What manufacturer/model of analog ATV equipment do you have on hand.  Want to play along with us?  We’re just attempting ‘simplex’ communications, as there is no repeater involved yet here.

 

FYI for all – One can receive and display an ATV signal by using a simple “download converter” to the antenna and connecting to a standard television frequency.  See below …

“The TVC-4S from PC Electronics is a ready to go ATV downconverter designed to mix the 5 standard ATV frequencies in the 420-450

MHz amateur band down to TV channel 3, or 4 with 20 to 30 dB gain. The preamp stage uses a HJ-FET with a <.4 dB noise

figure. A TVCX-4S board is mounted in a shielded enclosure ready to go with external +12 Vdc or 120 Vac 60 Hz power

supply adapter.”

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Devillon
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2021 6:16 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] ATV

 

We had a ATV Repeater in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 440MHz in, 1.2GHz out. Analog. We always did a live feed of the local Christmas parade as well as local marathons. Lot of fun. I still have the old analog equipment. Everything nowadays, I believe, has gone digital.

 

Lou K4ZRP

 

On Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:48 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Any interest in Amateur TV (ATV) here in the Tellico Lake region?  A couple
of us in the club are exploring ATV communications on 70cm for personal
2-way video communications, assistance in public service communications
(e.g., broadcasting runner passing by marathon checkpoints, EmComm use when
needed) and more.  Great technology backgrounder on this mode available to
us hams is at
<https://kh6htv.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/an-55a-atv-handbook-1.pdf>

Let me know if you have experience in ATV or want to learn more about its
capabilities.

73, George N2APB








Re: ATV

George N2APB
 

Hi Lou,

 

Really interesting that you were playing with ATV down in FL a while back.  We are experimenting with *analog* ATV here for starters with both Rx and Tx on 70cm (420-450 MHz).  Serendipitously our club’s FM frequency (442.1) is within this range so one’s existing antenna will work for these ATV experiments!

 

What manufacturer/model of analog ATV equipment do you have on hand.  Want to play along with us?  We’re just attempting ‘simplex’ communications, as there is no repeater involved yet here.

 

FYI for all – One can receive and display an ATV signal by using a simple “download converter” to the antenna and connecting to a standard television frequency.  See below …

“The TVC-4S from PC Electronics is a ready to go ATV downconverter designed to mix the 5 standard ATV frequencies in the 420-450

MHz amateur band down to TV channel 3, or 4 with 20 to 30 dB gain. The preamp stage uses a HJ-FET with a <.4 dB noise

figure. A TVCX-4S board is mounted in a shielded enclosure ready to go with external +12 Vdc or 120 Vac 60 Hz power

supply adapter.”

 

73, George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lou Devillon
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2021 6:16 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] ATV

 

We had a ATV Repeater in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 440MHz in, 1.2GHz out. Analog. We always did a live feed of the local Christmas parade as well as local marathons. Lot of fun. I still have the old analog equipment. Everything nowadays, I believe, has gone digital.

 

Lou K4ZRP

 

On Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:48 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Any interest in Amateur TV (ATV) here in the Tellico Lake region?  A couple
of us in the club are exploring ATV communications on 70cm for personal
2-way video communications, assistance in public service communications
(e.g., broadcasting runner passing by marathon checkpoints, EmComm use when
needed) and more.  Great technology backgrounder on this mode available to
us hams is at
<https://kh6htv.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/an-55a-atv-handbook-1.pdf>

Let me know if you have experience in ATV or want to learn more about its
capabilities.

73, George N2APB








Re: ATV

Lou Devillon
 

We had a ATV Repeater in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 440MHz in, 1.2GHz out. Analog. We always did a live feed of the local Christmas parade as well as local marathons. Lot of fun. I still have the old analog equipment. Everything nowadays, I believe, has gone digital.

Lou K4ZRP

On Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:48 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:
Any interest in Amateur TV (ATV) here in the Tellico Lake region?  A couple
of us in the club are exploring ATV communications on 70cm for personal
2-way video communications, assistance in public service communications
(e.g., broadcasting runner passing by marathon checkpoints, EmComm use when
needed) and more.  Great technology backgrounder on this mode available to
us hams is at
<https://kh6htv.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/an-55a-atv-handbook-1.pdf>

Let me know if you have experience in ATV or want to learn more about its
capabilities.

73, George N2APB









ATV

George N2APB
 

Any interest in Amateur TV (ATV) here in the Tellico Lake region? A couple
of us in the club are exploring ATV communications on 70cm for personal
2-way video communications, assistance in public service communications
(e.g., broadcasting runner passing by marathon checkpoints, EmComm use when
needed) and more. Great technology backgrounder on this mode available to
us hams is at
<https://kh6htv.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/an-55a-atv-handbook-1.pdf>

Let me know if you have experience in ATV or want to learn more about its
capabilities.

73, George N2APB


FOR SALE: New "AT-D878UV Plus" DMR-capable HT

George N2APB
 

Relay of a great deal from a club member and friend:  A new AnyTone AT-D878UV Plus handi-talkie for use on standard analog FM repeaters (2m & 70cm) *and* DMR digital radio.

 

Jim is asking $200.  Contact me if interested.

 

73, George N2APB


Re: ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

George N2APB
 

Indeed sad day for the ham community. I also knew Joel through hamfests and the fondness of old boatanchors we shared. He authored a massive photo book of such vintage radios that I still greatly enjoy to this day.

George N2APB

On Nov 30, 2021, at 3:22 PM, David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

A sad day for amateur radio. I had the honor of knowing Joel Hallas; he was
a gentleman of the highest order. Full of technical knowledge, he enjoyed
sharing his wisdom with all, and will be deeply missed.

David Andrews, N1ESK

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Web site <memberlist@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:40 PM
To: n1esk1@...
Subject: ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX015
ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

ZCZC AX15
QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 15 ARLX015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 30, 2021
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX015
ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

Retired QST Technical Editor Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, of Westport, Connecticut,
died on November 25. An ARRL member, he was 79. Hallas retired in 2013 but
remained active as a contributing editor, handling the popular "The Doctor
is In" column in QST and the podcast of the same name. He had been a radio
amateur since 1955.

"Joel was not only brilliant, he shared that brilliance with the ham radio
community in a way that taught innumerable hams things they needed to know
in order to experience success and enjoyment," said ARRL Publications and
Editorial Department Manager Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY. "He was a fine mind, a
generous mentor and colleague, and a consummate gentleman. He will be
missed."

Retired ARRL Publications Manager Steve Ford, WB8IMY, recalled Hallas as "an
iconic figure in amateur radio media as a prolific author of QST articles
and ARRL books, and even in the audio podcast community. I greatly enjoyed
being Joel's sidekick for the popular 'Doctor is In' podcasts. He had a wry
sense of humor both on and off the microphone and a remarkably stoic
attitude toward the illness that would eventually claim his life."

Hallas authored six books about communications technology, published by
ARRL. His titles include Basic Radio; Basic Antennas; The ARRL Guide to
Antenna Tuners; Hamspeak; The Care and Feeding of Transmission Lines;
Understanding Your Antenna Analyzer, and The Radio Amateur's Workshop.

Hallas earned his bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University
of Connecticut and an MSEE from Northeastern University.
He previously had worked for Raytheon as a radar systems engineer and for
GTE as a nuclear weapons effects (electromagnetic pulse) analyst and as a
satellite and terrestrial communications systems engineer, as well as for
IBM and AT&T. He also taught at the college level.

He enjoyed sailing, as described in the July 2009 issue of QST. He and his
24-foot sloop Windfall - fully equipped with a ham station that used the
insulated backstay as an HF antenna - graced the front cover.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy, W1NCY.
NNNN
/EX






ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

David Andrews
 

A sad day for amateur radio. I had the honor of knowing Joel Hallas; he was
a gentleman of the highest order. Full of technical knowledge, he enjoyed
sharing his wisdom with all, and will be deeply missed.

David Andrews, N1ESK

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Web site <memberlist@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:40 PM
To: n1esk1@...
Subject: ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX015
ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

ZCZC AX15
QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 15 ARLX015
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 30, 2021
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX015
ARLX015 ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR (SK)

Retired QST Technical Editor Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, of Westport, Connecticut,
died on November 25. An ARRL member, he was 79. Hallas retired in 2013 but
remained active as a contributing editor, handling the popular "The Doctor
is In" column in QST and the podcast of the same name. He had been a radio
amateur since 1955.

"Joel was not only brilliant, he shared that brilliance with the ham radio
community in a way that taught innumerable hams things they needed to know
in order to experience success and enjoyment," said ARRL Publications and
Editorial Department Manager Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY. "He was a fine mind, a
generous mentor and colleague, and a consummate gentleman. He will be
missed."

Retired ARRL Publications Manager Steve Ford, WB8IMY, recalled Hallas as "an
iconic figure in amateur radio media as a prolific author of QST articles
and ARRL books, and even in the audio podcast community. I greatly enjoyed
being Joel's sidekick for the popular 'Doctor is In' podcasts. He had a wry
sense of humor both on and off the microphone and a remarkably stoic
attitude toward the illness that would eventually claim his life."

Hallas authored six books about communications technology, published by
ARRL. His titles include Basic Radio; Basic Antennas; The ARRL Guide to
Antenna Tuners; Hamspeak; The Care and Feeding of Transmission Lines;
Understanding Your Antenna Analyzer, and The Radio Amateur's Workshop.

Hallas earned his bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University
of Connecticut and an MSEE from Northeastern University.
He previously had worked for Raytheon as a radar systems engineer and for
GTE as a nuclear weapons effects (electromagnetic pulse) analyst and as a
satellite and terrestrial communications systems engineer, as well as for
IBM and AT&T. He also taught at the college level.

He enjoyed sailing, as described in the July 2009 issue of QST. He and his
24-foot sloop Windfall - fully equipped with a ham station that used the
insulated backstay as an HF antenna - graced the front cover.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy, W1NCY.
NNNN
/EX


INVITATION/REMINDER: TLARC Exam Session, December 8, 2021, 1800 EST, and Net/Zoom Meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 1900 EST

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

The TLARC Admin Team invites you to our first licensing exam session of 2021 on Wednesday evening, December 8, 2021.  If you're licensed and looking to upgrade to General or Extra privileges or know someone wanting to test for their Technician certificate, please join us at the Chota Recreation Center, Conference Room D, from 1800 EST to 2000 EST.  Our team of Volunteer Examiners (VE) will be on hand to guide you through the process, provide the necessary materials, and proctor/grade the exams.  The test will cost $10, which will cover exam supplies.  Also, you will need to bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and a photo ID to sit for the test.

ALSO, our next Net/Zoom event is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1900 EST.  Please join us on the WB4BSC club repeater at 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.  The backup repeater, if needed, is 444.250 MHz, +5.0 MHz Offset, PL Tone 127.3 Hz.  You can also join via Zoom for a video "rag chew" following the Net.

You can access the Zoom meeting via the TLARC.org website or by using the following link/access info:

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: TLARC
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (New York)
+13017158592,,8158235077#,,,,*656767# US (Washington DC)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: 656767
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3LRmhHNQ.

The Net convenes on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays each month.  Those interested in becoming a weekly "Net Control Station" may contact the Admin Team to obtain the necessary information, script, and guidance to get you started.  This is a great training opportunity to develop your basic emergency communications skills...make the most of it!  We look forward to meeting you on the air and via Zoom this Wednesday night.  Have a great day!

--

73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


100 Year Anniversary

David Andrews
 

 

December 11th and 12th, 2021 will become his-
toric days in the world of amateur radio. We are about
to celebrate the centennial of the first successful tests
to verify the use of ham radio as a means of reliably ex-
changing messages with fellow amateurs on the other
side of the Atlantic Ocean. We expect this event will be
nothing short of spectacular!

 

 

 The 2021 ARRL 160 meter contest will be held from 2200 UTC Friday night December 3rd through 1559 UTC Sunday December 5th. The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) will activate special event 1920s vintage callsigns during the contest to commemorate the transatlantic tests.  

 

 Starting December 11th through the end of the month, W1AW at the ARRL headquarters in Newington, CT will be issuing commemorative transatlantic QSL cards. On-air December 11 - 1400 UTC to December 12 0200 UTC. US stations should QSL with a SASE; international stations should QSL via the Bureau.  

 

 Most transmissions will be CW only. Most transmissions will be on the lower end of the 160 meter band (1800 to 1850 kHz suggested.)  

 

--
http://www.nedecn.org/


New Repeater is on the air

michael J. foley
 

The frequency for the new SMARC UHF repeater is 443.075  +5mhz  pl tone 100, running AMS ( Automatic Mode Select ) Analog FM AND Fusion Digital

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


New repeater on the air...….

 

Hi all,

 

I got this message from KC4NX…..and thought I would pass the information along.

 

Please test out the new SMARC UHF repeater and post your signal reports here, to provide an idea of the coverage.  

 

We're interested in how well you are hearing and getting into the repeater, your location during the test,  your power output, type of antenna and antenna height above ground level.  Examples: 50W mobile on the street with roof mounted antenna; 25W base station with omni antenna at 30ft, 5W handheld with rubber duck antenna inside your home, etc.

 

The new machine supports Yaesu System Fusion C4FM digital mode, as well as conventional FM mode.  

 

Any make of radio is compatible.  Yaesu System Fusion (YSF) digital signals are repeated in digital mode, and FM signals are repeated in FM mode.  Mode selection is automatic.  

 

Coverage so far appears quite good from this new site.  Looking forward to more signal reports and usage by SMARC members and others. 

 

Thanks and enjoy your new club repeater. 

 

73...

 

Kurt Meltzer KC4NX

 

Thanks for your time and interest.

 

73,

Mike, K4MJF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Happy Thanksgiving

W4SSF
 

Thanks Mike! Hope y'all have a great one too.


On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 8:55 PM Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:
From my house, to yours! Enjoy time with family and friends! 

73,
Mike, K4MJF

--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Happy Thanksgiving

 

From my house, to yours! Enjoy time with family and friends! 

73,
Mike, K4MJF

--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club Vice President
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


REMINDER: NO TLARC Net/Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, 24 Nov 21

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Monday afternoon, everyone!  As shown on the NCS/Logger schedule for 24 Nov 21 at TLARC.org, we have NO scheduled Net or Zoom meeting this Wednesday, due to the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please enjoy the time with your family and friends!!  Personally, I'll be celebrating 37 glorious years with my Chili Queen bride, Dianne -- it doesn't feel a year over 50 to her!!!

Although we have nothing official on the Club calendar, please don't hesitate to call in on the TLARC repeater if the mood strikes you.  You never know who might be monitoring!!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!  Enjoy!!!!
--

73,
Chuck Ferguson
N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


LoCo handheld radios

David Andrews
 

If anyone is interested in participating in the upcoming LoCo Run but lacks a handheld radio, let me know. I’ll gladly loan you one of my radios for the event.

 

For the new club members, don’t let a lack of radio keep you from getting on the air. Many club members have spare radios on the shelf and would be willing to loan them out for use, myself included. Just put the word out on the email reflector (tlarc@groups.io) letting us know what you’re interested in.

 

73, David N1ESK


Re: Sunday Lunch

Kurt Nitzsche
 

David is this your truck?

On Nov 20, 2021, at 5:05 PM, David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:


TLARC & friends,

Join us for lunch Sunday in West Knoxville.

S
W
A
Taco will be at Orange Hat Brewery, Sunday from Noon until 6pm. 

We plan to meet at high noon in West Knoxville:

Orange Hat Brewing Company
10246 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 240-3884

73 and hope to see you there. 

David Weikert 
KF4DKW 
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Re: Sunday Lunch

George N2APB
 

Count me in!


On Nov 20, 2021, at 5:06 PM, David Weikert <kf4dkw@...> wrote:


TLARC & friends,

Join us for lunch Sunday in West Knoxville.

S
W
A
Taco will be at Orange Hat Brewery, Sunday from Noon until 6pm. 

We plan to meet at high noon in West Knoxville:

Orange Hat Brewing Company
10246 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 240-3884

73 and hope to see you there. 

David Weikert 
KF4DKW 
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Sunday Lunch

David Weikert
 

TLARC & friends,

Join us for lunch Sunday in West Knoxville.

S
W
A
Taco will be at Orange Hat Brewery, Sunday from Noon until 6pm. 

We plan to meet at high noon in West Knoxville:

Orange Hat Brewing Company
10246 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 240-3884

73 and hope to see you there. 

David Weikert 
KF4DKW 


Re: Another Auction

Ben Poff
 

 I like it ... I like it 😎

73
Ben - KN4VIF
Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant

Green Canoe Solutions
Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 440-6139  Cell




On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 2:48 PM George N2APB <n2apb@...> wrote:

Wow, there is a TON of good equipment in this auction.  Everything from modern and vintage radios (Drake TR4C makes a good station transceiver), NOS tubes for your linears, microphones, DSP filters and everything in between.  Really worth looks through these items if you’re looking to start or expand your HF station.

 

George N2APB

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Montgomery via groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 12:12 PM
To: TLARC <tlarc@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Another Auction

 

https://schulmanauction.hibid.com/catalog/330802/ham-radios--odd-n-ends--and-accessories/

Tim Montgomery
N4TLM
865-256-8827

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