Date   

Fascinating article about early arc transmitters

David Andrews
 

Attached is an article from the latest issue of Radio World. It’s worth the read. Note the link to the 1963 oral history of Archie Stevens

(https://archive.org/details/casjhsj_00002/casjhsj_00002_a_access.mp3 ), and the references to the first cyclotron by E.O. Lawrence. You just don’t see this sort of history lesson anymore.

 

Enjoy, David N1ESK


Re: Logging software for HF

Juan Lopez
 

Mike,

Sure, no problem. If anyone else is interested in joining, send me a private email and I will setup a group session. Planning on starting at 1900 EST. I will do this on the fly.

Regards,
Juan

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of michael J. foley <mikeljay1953@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:39:34 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Logging software for HF
 
Hi Juan,

Thanks for the reply, and I should have been more specific about what operating system I am using. I am running Windows 10. 

I may get in touch with you later today and let you give a demonstration of some of the logging software you recommend on ZOOM, if that works for you. 

Take care, and I will be in touch soon.

73,
Mike
K4MJF

On Tue, May 5, 2020, 1:55 PM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:

Mike,

Windows or Mac?

For Windows (and general day-to-day logging) I have two recommendations:

(1) DX Lab Suite (Free): DXLab is a freeware suite of eight interoperating applications that can be installed independently in any order. This software is well supported and has the typical Windows style display (multiple windows). It plays nice with other radio related applications as well. It is well supported by the community. It is available at https://www.dxlabsuite.com/

(2) N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log (AC LOG): The software is free to try and fully functional! It is limited to saving 25 contacts. I have been using this software for years. One single purchase price and you own it for life and any future upgrades. The software is well supported. It has more of an old school feel with a DOS type layout on the screen. It is available at https://www.n3fjp.com/

For MAC OSAether is a ham radio logging application for the Mac. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for macOS, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac. I have been using remote for remote and mobile operations. It works very well and can connect to almost any radio. I import the contacts from this log into the AC Log general logging program. It is avaiable at https://www.aetherlog.com/

For Windows and Contest logging I have two recommendations:

(1) N1MM Logger Plus: N1MM Logger is the world's most popular ham radio contest logging program. For CW, phone and digital modes, its combination of contest-optimized features is unmatched. The program's features are continually changing, and the manual may sometimes fall behind the code when this happens often. It is compatible with just about every rig available and is customizable to each user. Documentation is extensive. It is available at https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/

2) N3FJP's Contest Log: These are logs that have the same feel as AC Log but are designed to be installed separately for each contest. Contest rules change frequently from year to year so this allows a small log to be installed for specific contests. The contest log is importable to the general AC Log for collecting all your contacts. They are available at https://www.n3fjp.com/links-contestlogs.html
ARRL Contest Logs. November Sweepstakes. CQ Contest Logs. Other Contest Logs. 10-10 QSO Party. SPAR Winter Field Day Stew Perry. State QSO Party Logs.

Let me know if you want a demo on zoom. 

73
Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:46 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Logging software for HF
 
Hello all,
Can anyone recommend a good logging software for HF?
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Logging software for HF

michael J. foley
 

Hi Juan,

Thanks for the reply, and I should have been more specific about what operating system I am using. I am running Windows 10. 

I may get in touch with you later today and let you give a demonstration of some of the logging software you recommend on ZOOM, if that works for you. 

Take care, and I will be in touch soon.

73,
Mike
K4MJF

On Tue, May 5, 2020, 1:55 PM Juan Lopez <jloz34@...> wrote:
Mike,

Windows or Mac?

For Windows (and general day-to-day logging) I have two recommendations:

(1) DX Lab Suite (Free): DXLab is a freeware suite of eight interoperating applications that can be installed independently in any order. This software is well supported and has the typical Windows style display (multiple windows). It plays nice with other radio related applications as well. It is well supported by the community. It is available at https://www.dxlabsuite.com/

(2) N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log (AC LOG): The software is free to try and fully functional! It is limited to saving 25 contacts. I have been using this software for years. One single purchase price and you own it for life and any future upgrades. The software is well supported. It has more of an old school feel with a DOS type layout on the screen. It is available at https://www.n3fjp.com/

For MAC OSAether is a ham radio logging application for the Mac. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for macOS, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac. I have been using remote for remote and mobile operations. It works very well and can connect to almost any radio. I import the contacts from this log into the AC Log general logging program. It is avaiable at https://www.aetherlog.com/

For Windows and Contest logging I have two recommendations:

(1) N1MM Logger Plus: N1MM Logger is the world's most popular ham radio contest logging program. For CW, phone and digital modes, its combination of contest-optimized features is unmatched. The program's features are continually changing, and the manual may sometimes fall behind the code when this happens often. It is compatible with just about every rig available and is customizable to each user. Documentation is extensive. It is available at https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/

2) N3FJP's Contest Log: These are logs that have the same feel as AC Log but are designed to be installed separately for each contest. Contest rules change frequently from year to year so this allows a small log to be installed for specific contests. The contest log is importable to the general AC Log for collecting all your contacts. They are available at https://www.n3fjp.com/links-contestlogs.html
ARRL Contest Logs. November Sweepstakes. CQ Contest Logs. Other Contest Logs. 10-10 QSO Party. SPAR Winter Field Day Stew Perry. State QSO Party Logs.

Let me know if you want a demo on zoom. 

73
Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:46 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Logging software for HF
 
Hello all,
Can anyone recommend a good logging software for HF?
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Logging software for HF

Lou Devillon
 

On Tue, May 5, 2020, 11:46 AM Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...> wrote:
Hello all,
Can anyone recommend a good logging software for HF?
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: Logging software for HF

Juan Lopez
 

Mike,

Windows or Mac?

For Windows (and general day-to-day logging) I have two recommendations:

(1) DX Lab Suite (Free): DXLab is a freeware suite of eight interoperating applications that can be installed independently in any order. This software is well supported and has the typical Windows style display (multiple windows). It plays nice with other radio related applications as well. It is well supported by the community. It is available at https://www.dxlabsuite.com/

(2) N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log (AC LOG): The software is free to try and fully functional! It is limited to saving 25 contacts. I have been using this software for years. One single purchase price and you own it for life and any future upgrades. The software is well supported. It has more of an old school feel with a DOS type layout on the screen. It is available at https://www.n3fjp.com/

For MAC OSAether is a ham radio logging application for the Mac. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for macOS, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac. I have been using remote for remote and mobile operations. It works very well and can connect to almost any radio. I import the contacts from this log into the AC Log general logging program. It is avaiable at https://www.aetherlog.com/

For Windows and Contest logging I have two recommendations:

(1) N1MM Logger Plus: N1MM Logger is the world's most popular ham radio contest logging program. For CW, phone and digital modes, its combination of contest-optimized features is unmatched. The program's features are continually changing, and the manual may sometimes fall behind the code when this happens often. It is compatible with just about every rig available and is customizable to each user. Documentation is extensive. It is available at https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/

2) N3FJP's Contest Log: These are logs that have the same feel as AC Log but are designed to be installed separately for each contest. Contest rules change frequently from year to year so this allows a small log to be installed for specific contests. The contest log is importable to the general AC Log for collecting all your contacts. They are available at https://www.n3fjp.com/links-contestlogs.html
ARRL Contest Logs. November Sweepstakes. CQ Contest Logs. Other Contest Logs. 10-10 QSO Party. SPAR Winter Field Day Stew Perry. State QSO Party Logs.
www.n3fjp.com

Let me know if you want a demo on zoom. 

73
Juan
AC6ZM


From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> on behalf of Mikeljay <k4mjf.1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:46 AM
To: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io>
Subject: [TLARC] Logging software for HF
 
Hello all,
Can anyone recommend a good logging software for HF?
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Logging software for HF

 

Hello all,
Can anyone recommend a good logging software for HF?
--
73,
Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Weekly Zoom Net is here to stay for the foreseeable future

David Andrews
 

David Andrews is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: TLARC Zoom Net

Time: Every week on Wednesday, starting on May 6, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

       

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82553745143?pwd=Tlh4U0R2WTdqa2gycm01UFAyWk1FZz09

 

Mark your calendars! By popular demand, we’ll have weekly Zoom Nets, starting at 18:30. The forty minute time limit no longer applies for us. We will also start the Weekly TLARC Radio Net at 19:00, but the Zoom session will remain active until 20:00, so everyone can have virtual dessert after the meeting.

 

But wait, there’s more!

 

On Wednesday, May 6th, the Zoom session will be a virtual Swap Shop. This is an experiment, so come prepared to make it a success. The idea is the brainchild of our highly esteemed Web Master, George N2APB.

 

I’d like to propose that we start conducting a monthly virtual ‘swap meet’ during the first weekly Zoom meeting each month.  Items for sale, trade or swap would be *anything*: radio, box of parts, coax cable, audio cables, connectors, partially completed kits, gadgets, tools, computers, TVs ... whatever you would normally see at a Hamfest.

 

We will ‘go around the (zoom) room’, person by person, to give him/her an opportunity to sell/swap something that they personally have in-hand. The person would show and describe the item and ask if there is anyone interested. (Net control would step in to coordinate if there’s lots of interest.) We’re also going to try a Swap & Sell page on the website. Anyone with items to swap or sell can send a photo, description and asking price to George for placement on the Swap & Sell webpage for previewing. During the Swap Shop Zoom Net the owner, if present, would describe the items more fully to the others present, and then the auction begins.

 

So pick through your piles, find some gems you’re willing to part with, and either be ready to display your stuff Wednesday night or get the details to N2APB. This has the potential to grow to surrounding clubs if our trial run succeeds. Are you game? See you Wednesday at 18:30.

 

 

Meeting ID: 825 5374 5143

Password: 463426

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Meeting ID: 825 5374 5143

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Re: Club roster

David Andrews
 

You’re correct Ben; change noted. New version will go out in a  week or so. David

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Poff
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:51 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Club roster

 

Thanks David!

 

The only thing I noticed ... I thought Tim Montgomery recently got his General license

 

73

Ben - KN4VIF

 


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant

Green Canoe Solutions

Loudon, TN 37774

(865) 657-9712  Office/Home

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 

 

 

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 1:38 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

The newest TLARC roster has been posted at www.tlarc.org. Please review it and report any errors or omissions directly to David Andrews at n1esk1@...

--

Ben Poff, EMS-LA 

Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant

Green Canoe Solutions

Loudon, TN 37774

(865) 657-9712  Office/Home

(865) 440-6139  Cell

 


Re: Club roster

Ben Poff
 

Thanks David!

The only thing I noticed ... I thought Tim Montgomery recently got his General license

73
Ben - KN4VIF


Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant
Green Canoe Solutions
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 657-9712  Office/Home
(865) 440-6139  Cell



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 1:38 PM David Andrews <n1esk1@...> wrote:

The newest TLARC roster has been posted at www.tlarc.org. Please review it and report any errors or omissions directly to David Andrews at n1esk1@...

--
Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
Lead Auditor ISO 14001 - Environmental Consultant
Green Canoe Solutions
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 657-9712  Office/Home
(865) 440-6139  Cell


Club roster

David Andrews
 

The newest TLARC roster has been posted at www.tlarc.org. Please review it and report any errors or omissions directly to David Andrews at n1esk1@...


Re: 2020 Contest Unversity

George N2APB
 

Sorry, this is an outdated post.  Not sure how it got held up.

 

George N2APB

TLARC Webmaster

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Lopez
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 10:16 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: [TLARC] 2020 Contest Unversity

 

TLARC Members,

 

The 2020 CU is being offered for free over zoom this year. 

Go to the website below to view the schedule and register for free.

 

 

 

73

Juan

AC6ZM


2020 Contest Unversity

Juan Lopez
 

TLARC Members,

The 2020 CU is being offered for free over zoom this year. 
Go to the website below to view the schedule and register for free.



73
Juan
AC6ZM


Request to have survey from RACK sent to your members

Sam Howard
 

I received the attached from SMARC.  I thought that some from TLARC might appreciate the opportunity to respond to the RACK survey regarding their Hamfest. Ignore the intrusion if you’re not interested. 
V/R 
Sam KV4XY 


---------- Forwarded message ---------

Subject: Re: Request to have survey from RACK sent to your members

 

Hello this is Bob Wilson KK4XA 

I am the club president of SMARC

I would be glad to send it out to our club. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

---- On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 20:51:01 -0400 gadgetguytn@...<gadgetguytn@...> wrote ----

 

Hello!

 

I am Nick Vook, W3VN, the Public Information Officer for the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville. We would really be thankful if you could send this two-question survey to your membership to help us decide what to do about our annual hamfest:

 

Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville SURVEY:

1. If the RACK Knoxville Hamfest is allowed by the City of Knoxville government to be held in June, but social distancing measures, including the recommendation to wear cloth face masks, are still in effect, would you plan to attend? 

2. If you would NOT plan to attend, would you have attended if those social measures had not been in place? 

Please respond by May 1 to Nick Cook (email address is W3VN@...), as we must make a decision by mid-May regarding the postponement or cancellation of the event. 

 

Your response is greatly appreciated!

 

Nick

 

L. Nichols "Nick" Cook, W3VN

 


China stations

Lou Devillon
 

I'm sure there won't be any pileups.  :-)


Re: Kayla Lindsey Call Sign

michael J. foley
 

Absolutely awesome!!!! Great job, Kayla!! Hope to hear you on one of the repeaters soon!
73,
Mike-K4MJF

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 11:42 AM Mike Wagner <mike@...> wrote:
Spectacular Kayla! Gr8 call too. 
Hope to qso soon. 

Mike
KK6OKU
All That Motorsports 

On Apr 27, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Joyce Tarbell via groups.io <joycetarbell=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Kayla Lindsey passed her Tech Exam on Saturday, and her call sign is KO4DEG.

Congratulations, Kayla.  We hope to hear you on the air.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Kayla Lindsey Call Sign

Mike Wagner <mike@...>
 

Spectacular Kayla! Gr8 call too. 
Hope to qso soon. 

Mike
KK6OKU
All That Motorsports 

On Apr 27, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Joyce Tarbell via groups.io <joycetarbell@...> wrote:


Kayla Lindsey passed her Tech Exam on Saturday, and her call sign is KO4DEG.

Congratulations, Kayla.  We hope to hear you on the air.

Joyce Tarbell


Re: Field Day Update From ARRL

WK9M
 

Ok thanks David.

Juan and I are going to be experimenting a bit in the near future on different ideas for remote rig control.  The idea is to do something that works reliably and is relatively easy to use while being free or at least somewhat cheap that covers most of the modes.

Back when TLARC was going to install a tower, shack, and build a super station :) I would have suggested that we buy an MFJ-1234 so that all of us could login and run the voice/CW/digital modes remotely.  The MFJ box runs on a Raspberry Pi 3 and would be ideal for a station that is available 24x7.  Rigs like your Flex and the new K4 may work 100% remotely out of the box with CW and digital but I am not sure.  The difficulty is sending CW and getting audio to/from the remote rig onto your PC to decode it.  CW should work with macros.

We'll keep you posted and cross our fingers that FD 2021 is going to be much easier.

Randy

On 4/27/2020 8:40 PM, David Andrews wrote:

Sorry, I’m 1200+ feet. Allan and Joyce are 4000+ feet.

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of WK9M
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:39 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Field Day Update From ARRL

 

So continuing on what you said on the repeater meeting tonight Jim, it seems that the ARRL is sticking with the 1,000' diameter rule for all transmitters.  At least as of now there is no composite club score planned.

Juan's idea sounds like the best option so far, unless there is someone else in Tellico Village within 500' of Juan's house that could also run their radio remotely.  I'm 3 miles from Juan at my QTH.

Crossing my fingers like the rest of us that this will be behind us in mid-May; TBD.

'73
Randy

On 4/22/2020 7:56 PM, Jim Anderson wrote:

GE, all.

I just spotted this message that came out today from ARRL. I think it should answer some of the questions raised during this evening's discussion on Field Day.

73, Jim - K0RGI

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-suggests-taking-a-creative-approach-to-field-day-2020

 



Nice WSPR presentation made by Sam KV4XY to SMARC tonight!

George N2APB
 

Kudos to Sam KV4XY for presenting on the digital mode 'WSPR' at the online meeting of the Smoky Mountain ARC group this evening!

 

Really enjoyed the information Sam – well done and thank you!

 

73, George N2APB

TLARC Roving Reporter

http://www.tlarc.org/

 


Re: Field Day Update From ARRL

David Andrews
 

Sorry, I’m 1200+ feet. Allan and Joyce are 4000+ feet.

 

From: TLARC@groups.io <TLARC@groups.io> On Behalf Of WK9M
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:39 PM
To: TLARC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TLARC] Field Day Update From ARRL

 

So continuing on what you said on the repeater meeting tonight Jim, it seems that the ARRL is sticking with the 1,000' diameter rule for all transmitters.  At least as of now there is no composite club score planned.

Juan's idea sounds like the best option so far, unless there is someone else in Tellico Village within 500' of Juan's house that could also run their radio remotely.  I'm 3 miles from Juan at my QTH.

Crossing my fingers like the rest of us that this will be behind us in mid-May; TBD.

'73
Randy

On 4/22/2020 7:56 PM, Jim Anderson wrote:

GE, all.

I just spotted this message that came out today from ARRL. I think it should answer some of the questions raised during this evening's discussion on Field Day.

73, Jim - K0RGI

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-suggests-taking-a-creative-approach-to-field-day-2020

 


Re: FW: Please join Zoom meeting in progress

Mike Wagner <mike@...>
 

Ok what did I miss??

Mike
KK6OKU
All That Motorsports 

On Apr 27, 2020, at 7:29 PM, Greg Wilde KO4CYX via groups.io <greg@...> wrote:


I am in NC. Forgot audio was on repeater. I joined briefly. 



Greg Wilde
KO4CYX
423-333-6358

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020, 6:39 PM Sam Howard <Kv4xy.sam@...> wrote:


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Jenkinson <ctjenk@...>
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 6:20 PM
Subject: FW: Please join Zoom meeting in progress
To: Tom Jenkinson <ctjenk@...>




-----Original Message-----
From: James Graham <grahamsintenn@...>
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 6:19 PM
To: Graham Mike <mikegraham@...>; Tom Jenkinson <ctjenk@...>
Subject: Please join Zoom meeting in progress

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 827 2115 6991
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