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QST Article on Mountain-Topping Ops

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Good morning!  As many of you may already know, the Feb 2022 edition of QST has a really interesting article about mountain-topping ops.  It features McMinn County ARC (Athens) members, who organize mountain-top field events in and around the Great Smoky Mountains.  They work a variety of FM & HF phone bands, POTA, SOTA, as well as APRS and other digital modes.  Of course, mountain tops provide some of the most effective antenna “masts” and lines of sight around.  The article shows you can have lots of fun running field ops events while honing your portable system skills and gaining valuable EMCOMM working experience.

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


Cold activation

David Andrews
 

From the google group of the DMR network in New England, comes a report of the temperature at the summit of Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire.

 

Subject: Re: [NEDECN] Cold activation

 

Gunstock Summit was -50 with wind-chill this morning.

 

A toasty -6 without.

 

Snowmakers we're being shuttled up in heated groomers only to make quick snowgun  adjustments. No more tracked ATV's, too cold.

 

de K1DRZ (a snowmaker)

 

 


ETDXA Rob Sherwood Presentation

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

All,

Please see Mike Wagner's KK6OKU message below re: Rob Sherwood's NC0B ETDXA Zoom presentation this Monday.  The time and Zoom login info are below.

73,
Chuck Ferguson N4CSF

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Begin forwarded message:

From: mike wagner <kk6oku@...>
Date: January 15, 2022 at 6:14:14 PM EST
To: tlarc@groups.io
Subject: Fwd: ETDXA Rob Sherwood Presentation

Please see e mail below…this should prove to be an outstanding presentation….

Mike Wagner
KK6OKU 
Monroe County ARES EC 
 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Michael Mathis <n4mik@...>
Date: January 15, 2022 at 2:42:46 PM EST
To: kk6oku@...
Cc: Mike Mathis N4MIK <n4mik@...>
Subject: ETDXA Rob Sherwood Presentation

ETDXA is having a live (via Zoom) presentation this Monday evening, Jan. 17th at 7:00 pm EST by an internationally-known speaker and we wish to invite TLARC and other area club members and hams to attend.

The speaker is Rob Sherwood (NC0B) and the topic is “Transceiver Performance for the HF Contest & DX Operator”.  Rob will be making the presentation live (via Zoom) and will have a Question & Answer session afterwards.  Rob has published test results on many modern transceivers right up to current new ones.  Rob often speaks at the largest hamfests.

All are invited to attend.  A copy of the Zoom log-in credentials are below.  I hope we can share this with your members and others.  Our log-in will begin about 6:30 pm EST and the meeting and program will start at 7:00 pm.  Please log-in before starting time.

73,

Mike Mathis, N4MIK

ETDXA President

Join ETDXA Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87419122515?pwd=cTZxNHZNRnRIRkhTSUVSRTRZMDRaQT09

Meeting ID: 874 1912 2515
Passcode: 458069


INVITATION/REMINDER: TLARC Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Friday, all!  We hope you've made it through the week safely and are ready for a nice, wintery (perhaps?) weekend.

WHAT:  TLARC January General Meeting

WHEN:  Wednesday night, January 19, 2022, 1800 EST (UTC-5:00)

WHERE:  Chota Recreation Center, Conference Room D, Tellico Village

Please make plans to attend this first in-person TLARC meeting of 2022 and welcome our new Executive Leadership Team, President Richard Meyer W8CNY and Vice President Ben Poff KN4VIF.  Come hear some of the things they have in store for the Club this year.

Club dues must be renewed for 2022 before the January 31 deadline.  Please provide your cash or checks (payable to TLARC) to George Sifnotis WB9TFR or Chuck Ferguson N4CSF.  Nearly 50% of our active members have renewed to date!

I've attached the draft minutes from our December 4, 2021, Holiday Party and meeting at Grain Bin Commodities.  Please review and comment to me as needed, and I will present them for approval at next week's meeting.

Lastly, all members have an open invitation to join the Club Admin Team on Monday morning, January 17, 2022, 0900 EST (UTC-5:00), at the Lenoir City Cracker Barrel for our pre-meeting planning breakfast.  Please come to eat, socialize, and/or offer any items desired for presentation at the monthly meeting.

Thanks for all you do for TLARC, and we'll see you next week.





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


Re: Change of Plan for Saturday Lunch

Ben Poff
 

Robin & Ralph,

I really appreciate the invites, and the thought that y'all have put into this get together! Unfortunately, we will be attending my son's wedding on Saturday so we're a little tied up.

Hope everyone that attends has a wonderful time ... Lakeside Tavern is one of our personal favorites!

73
Ben - KN4VIF


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

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




On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 4:44 PM Robin Monserrat <rmonserrat33469@...> wrote:
TLARC members & friends -

Since the whole point of getting together is to spend a great time with each other, we're changing the plan for Saturday's lunch.

So instead of hauling ourselves to Pigeon Forge, we're going instead to Lakeside Tavern which, if you haven't been there, is in a really pretty spot on the river in Concord, right off Northshore Drive. Very easy to reach, good food, ample space, lots of parking.

Hope to see you there at 12 noon on Saturday!

Lakeside Tavern
10911 Concord Park Dr, Knoxville, TN


Change of Plan for Saturday Lunch

Robin Monserrat
 

TLARC members & friends -

Since the whole point of getting together is to spend a great time with each other, we're changing the plan for Saturday's lunch.

So instead of hauling ourselves to Pigeon Forge, we're going instead to Lakeside Tavern which, if you haven't been there, is in a really pretty spot on the river in Concord, right off Northshore Drive. Very easy to reach, good food, ample space, lots of parking.

Hope to see you there at 12 noon on Saturday!

Lakeside Tavern
10911 Concord Park Dr, Knoxville, TN


INVITATION/REMINDER: TLARC Weekly Net/Zoom Chat, Wednesday, 12 Jan 22

Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  We hope all of you are staying safe and warm.

***Quick PSA***
Please don't forget to renew your TLARC dues for 2022.  The January 31, 2022, deadline is fast approaching!  As of today, just over 45% of our active membership is paid up through 2022.  Please provide your cash or checks (payable to TLARC) to George WB9TFR or Chuck N4CSF.

WHAT:  TLARC Net followed by Zoom video chat

WHEN:  Wednesday night, January 12, 2022, 1900 EST (UTC-5:00)

WHERE:  
          Net:  WB4BSC Repeater (Tellico Village), 442.100 MHz, +5.0 MHz offset, PL Tone 100.0 Hz.

                   Backup is KF4DKW Repeater (Lenoir City), 444.250 MHz, +5.0 MHz offset, PL Tone 127.3 Hz.

Meeting ID: 815 823 5077
Passcode: TLARC
***(LOGIN WILL CHANGE FOR JANUARY 26, 2022, NET)***

WHO:  Net Control is Richard W8CNY; Logger is David N1ESK

The Net and Zoom chat convene on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays each month with a break on the 3rd week for the TLARC General Meetings.  Those interested in becoming a weekly Net Control Station may contact Robin KO4PNC 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 hearing you on the air and seeing you on Zoom this week!

Thanks again for all you do in support of TLARC, for the good of Amateur Radio.

73,
Chuck N4CSF
Secretary, Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club


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


Special Event Station - W9RH REPOST WITH CORRECTED INFORMATION

 

Special Event Station – W9RH

MRAC 105th Anniversary

The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club will be celebrating it’s 105th anniversary of providing continuous operation and service to local amateur radio operators. Incepted and incorporated in 1917, and one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the USA, thousands of Milwaukee area amateur radio operators have joined the club for social engagement, activities and events, and emergency and public service communications. The hallmark of this club is it’s members who further the experimental nature of the hobby and aid each other in the development of fixed and portable amateur radio stations through knowledge-sharing and camaraderie.

Special Event Station

January 22, 2022

10:00 am – 5:00 pm CT
1600Z – 2300Z

HF, VHF, WIRES-X
SSB, CW, Digital, FM, C4FM

Operating inside the HRO-Milwaukee showroom.

Certificate available upon request.
Check back here and QRZ.com for more details such as operating frequencies and certificate instructions.

Planning Committee:
Dick Strassburger, N9EEE*
Ted Carlson, N9KQQ
Dave DeFebo, WB9BWP

 

 

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

 

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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Special Event Statio

 

Special Event Station

MRAC 105th Anniversary

The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club will be celebrating it’s 105th anniversary of providing continuous operation and service to local amateur radio operators. Incepted and incorporated in 1917, and one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the USA, thousands of Milwaukee area amateur radio operators have joined the club for social engagement, activities and events, and emergency and public service communications. The hallmark of this club is it’s members who further the experimental nature of the hobby and aid each other in the development of fixed and portable amateur radio stations through knowledge-sharing and camaraderie.

Special Event Station

January 22, 2022

10:00 am – 5:00 pm CT
1600Z – 2300Z

HF, VHF, WIRES-X
SSB, CW, Digital, FM, C4FM

Operating inside the HRO-Milwaukee showroom.

Certificate available upon request.
Check back here and QRZ.com for more details such as operating frequencies and certificate instructions.

Planning Committee:
Dick Strassburger, N9EEE*
Ted Carlson, N9KQQ
Dave DeFebo, WB9BWP

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

 

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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Grounding and Bonding for Home & Mobile HF Stations

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

My ham buddy Ken in Spfld. IL (N9KEL) said his club had a presentation and discussion on this YouTube video. He said it's lengthy, but good.
You will all be tested on our next Zoom meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycrHJdzY3B4


Re: Lunch opportunity - Saturday 1/15

Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger
 

Does anyone want to ride together Saturday to the Montserrat fiesta?

BB  KM4OJK


Lunch opportunity - Saturday 1/15

Robin Monserrat
 

TLARC members & friends -

Ralph KM4TUY and I (KO4PNC) are going to Pigeon Forge Saturday for lunch at the Smokies Cuban Cafe! If you're interested in some PDG (pretty darn good) Cuban food, please join us at 12 noon.

Smokies Cuban Cafe
3526 Parkway
Pigeon Forge
865-365-1700



Check this out – HF Nets

michael J. foley
 

HF Nets – SMARC
https://smarc.org/hf-nets/


For those of you who like to check in on some of the HF Nets, click on the above link to find out what's available.

73,
Mike, K4MJF


FW: Watch Live: Starlink Mission

michael J. foley
 

For those of us who enjoy following the space program……..

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

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From: SpaceX
Sent: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:43 PM
Subject: Watch Live: Starlink Mission

 

WATCH LIVE: STARLINK MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, January 6 for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 4:49 p.m. EST, or 21:49 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Friday, January 7 at 4:28 p.m. EST.

Falcon 9's first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III-4, GPS III-5, and Inspiration4. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

You can watch the live launch webcast starting about 20 minutes before liftoff. 

 


Re: SILENT KEY ESTATE SALE

Mike KK6OKU
 

Thanks Kurt. 
73

Mike Wagner
KK6OKU 🦄
Monroe County ARES EC 


On Jan 5, 2022, at 7:45 PM, Kurt Meltzer via groups.io <mre1032@...> wrote:

Hi Fellows ;

This is a re-post of a message I sent out to Smoky Mountain ARC members.  The pre-eBay discounted pricing is being offered to TLARC members, in addition to SMARC members, during the month of January.  Unfortunately I cannot reserve items longer than 60 minutes, but In case anyone is interested in any of these items please call before driving over to confirm the item is still available and I will be happy to hold it for up to 60 minutes until you arrive.  I'm usually available between 11a-11p,  seven days per week.  Thanks for looking.  Kurt Meltzer KC4NX, 5924 Nine Mile Road, Maryville TN 865-659-3898.

Dear fellow SMARC members:  The widow of long-time club member Sam Holloway, KK4HCF (SK March 2020 at age 65, cancer) has requested my assistance liquidating her late husband's radio gear.  Sam had a nice assortment of rigs and accessories.  Please visit the "Radio Marketplace" tab at W4OLB.org website to view this gear.   It will be available throughout January, 2022 for cash & carry sale exclusively to SMARC members at discounted pricing.   Items not purchased by SMARC members will be moved to eBay beginning in February.   All gear is available for in-person inspection and air testing at my QTH during January.   Please email, text, (or call between 11a-11p) for an appointment to inspect or purchase any of this fine equipment.  Thanks for looking.  Kurt Meltzer, KC4NX mre1032@... 865-659-3898. 
 


SILENT KEY ESTATE SALE

Kurt Meltzer
 

Hi Fellows ;

This is a re-post of a message I sent out to Smoky Mountain ARC members.  The pre-eBay discounted pricing is being offered to TLARC members, in addition to SMARC members, during the month of January.  Unfortunately I cannot reserve items longer than 60 minutes, but In case anyone is interested in any of these items please call before driving over to confirm the item is still available and I will be happy to hold it for up to 60 minutes until you arrive.  I'm usually available between 11a-11p,  seven days per week.  Thanks for looking.  Kurt Meltzer KC4NX, 5924 Nine Mile Road, Maryville TN 865-659-3898.

Dear fellow SMARC members:  The widow of long-time club member Sam Holloway, KK4HCF (SK March 2020 at age 65, cancer) has requested my assistance liquidating her late husband's radio gear.  Sam had a nice assortment of rigs and accessories.  Please visit the "Radio Marketplace" tab at W4OLB.org website to view this gear.   It will be available throughout January, 2022 for cash & carry sale exclusively to SMARC members at discounted pricing.   Items not purchased by SMARC members will be moved to eBay beginning in February.   All gear is available for in-person inspection and air testing at my QTH during January.   Please email, text, (or call between 11a-11p) for an appointment to inspect or purchase any of this fine equipment.  Thanks for looking.  Kurt Meltzer, KC4NX mre1032@... 865-659-3898. 
 


Joining the Group

Kurt Meltzer
 

Hi -  Just joined the group and posted an invitation for TLARC members to view some SK Estate items being offered for sale over here in Blount County.

Thanks.

Kurt Meltzer KC4NX
Smoky Mountain ARC
Maryville TN 


The USS MIDWAY Museum radio team at NI6IW will be on-the-air this Saturday

 

 

The USS MIDWAY Museum radio team at NI6IW will be on-the-air this Saturday from 0900 to 1600 PST highlighting the start of Operation Desert Storm, a multi-nation coalition of military forces which kicked off 17 Jan 1991 in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

Now is the time to put those new Christmas Radio's on the air and give them a good break in!

NI6IW is a Special Event station maintained and operated by the USS MIDWAY Volunteers, many of whom are also PAPA members. PAPA Members interested in coming to the ship and operating for a couple of hours should contact Rick N6CY rlow@... by Wednesday before the special event. The museum is OPEN to the visiting public and a great educational experience whether or not you are a ham.

The USS MIDWAY, NI6IW, Radio Team thanks the PAPA System for its support in bringing the MIDWAY Magic to the airwaves!

NI6IW will be utilizing the PAPA System for D-Star Operations from 9am to 4pm PST, which is 1700 to 2400 UTC on the following PAPA repeaters:

Reflector 012A & PAPA D-STAR repeaters. At other hours during the day expect to find us on DSTAR (various reflectors). If you miss us on REF012A please check https://www.dstarusers.org/ for our call NI6IW and ?Reporting Node? to see what Reflector we may be using and catch up with us there.

MIDWAY NI6IW will be operating on or near its normal HF frequencies of 7.250 MHz LSB, 14.320 MHz USB and 14070 MHz PSK31. MIDWAY NI6IW also will be operating VHF/UHF specifically seeking contacts within the PAPA System SOCAL area on PAPA repeaters at the following times PDT:

Saturday, January 8

Analog FM

Morning Hours: 0900

Afternoon Hours: 1300

D-STAR REF012A

Morning Hours: 1000

Afternoon: 1400

If you miss us on REF012A please check https://www.dstarusers.org/ for our call NI6IW and "Reporting Node" to see what Reflector we may be using and catch up with us there. We will QSY to various reflectors to maximize QSO's throughout the event.

ZDK (Repeat)...Midway will be operating from:

PAPA Analog

All linked repeaters

Look for NI6IW on HF:

7.250 LSB

14.320 USB

14.070 PSK31

Various Frequencies CW

QSL Info: USS Midway CV-41 COMEDTRA NI6IW, 901 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

 

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

 

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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Re: REMINDER: TLARC Net/Zoom Meeting Wednesday Night, January 5, 2022, 1900 EST

 

Please send dues to: George Sifnotis, TLARC Treasurer 100 Skiatook Way Loudon, Tennessee 37774-2132

 

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

 

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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG


Extra Class licensing course

 

Free weekly, live, Extra Class Licensing course on Zoom beginning Thursday, January 20 through Thursday, March 31 (11 sessions). Sessions will start at 6:30, and run 3 hours. These are the classes sponsored by the National Electronics Museum that they have been holding for years. Please publicize this with anyone you know that you think would be interested. Those wishing to sign up should email roland.anders@....

73,

Michael J. Foley, K4MJF

 

 

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Michael J. Foley, K4MJF
Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club 
Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club
470 ARG

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