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APE APE APE - Lets GO APE!

W7RIV
 

Folks we have had too much hype and distractions going on! Lets talk about something we can all go APE about!

I've had a few inquiries and people starting their plans. Lets have some discussion. What are your plans for APE?

If you don't know what APE is, it stands for August PSK Expedition. You go out, work away from your home station and make 20 contacts! We then like to put up a report of where you went, along with some pictures, and what you learned.

I've been part of my own APE. I know others in the club go out together, even on a pontoon boat! I would love to do that. Even if you cannot make it out helping make contacts during the day/time is critical to the success of this as well. 

If you have questions, or need help figuring out how to got portable/mobile. Let myself or the group know. We can help you out.

Thanks,
Bryon Densley, W7RIV
APE Coordinator


Re: Firecracker Sprint Scoring

Bill Garwood
 

Hi Matt,

 

I was High Power but low performance. Score will still be the same.  It was fun.

 

Thanks for all you do!

 

Happy Radio!

 

Bill N4GBK

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 3:22:51 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io; 070ClubContests@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Firecracker Sprint Scoring
 
If anybody would like their Firecracker Sprint submission re-scored under the HI POWER (100w) entry category, please let me know.  That category should have been available but was not.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Firecracker Sprint Scoring

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

If anybody would like their Firecracker Sprint submission re-scored under the HI POWER (100w) entry category, please let me know.  That category should have been available but was not.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


Re: Interesting Comment

Jerry N9AVY
 

Think that was meant as PODXS is doing a fine job.   At least, that's the way I took it.


Jerry  n9avy



From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment

I have been well pleased with club amenities .
But the last comment "We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can",leaves me wondering why we wouldn't be able to carry on?

Randy W4RTT



From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment
 
Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ




Re: Interesting Comment

Randy True
 

I have been well pleased with club amenities .

But the last comment "We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can",leaves me wondering why we wouldn't be able to carry on?


Randy W4RTT




From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Matthew King - AK4MK <kk4cps@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Interesting Comment
 
Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ



Solar report - better prop ahead ???

Jerry N9AVY
 


Re: Firecracker Sprint Contest

K8TOM
 

Rick,

I was pleased to make contact with a few friends that I had not seen in a while and who were good enough to stay up late for us left-coasters.

It was a nice surprise that as the band momentarily lengthened, I was able to get MI, MS, and NC in the log.  I hope everyone had fun.

73,
Tom
K8TOM


Firecracker Sprint Commnets

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Rick,

Being further North the TStorms missed me for a change.  It was nice to see all of the activity.  I kept looking on the lower 40mtr frequencies but did not see anything but RTTY.   Made 26 contacts in the 4 hours I worked the contest.  No real good DX, but lots of East coast and Midwest stations.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Interesting Comment

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, folks! 

We'll definitely keep going the way we are just as long as we possibly can.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Bill Maier <ciric50@...> wrote:
I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ



Re: QRT for a while

Richard Rohrer
 

As I stated in my original reply to Paula, I had plenty of antennas in the attic which seemed to work ok.  We wanted to live on the water because we raced a sailboat, so that was the compromise.  When we moved the HOA in our next house said you could not have a horse and keep you property looking nice.  Had antennas all over the 1 1/2 acres.  Our current QTH the only restriction (county) is that amateur radio tower can not be over 80ft high and have to be in the back yard. So I have experienced both ends of the spectrum.  When we lived in an apartment in NC I loaded the gutters and used then as a loop antenna.  Worked ok.  So don't give up Paula, there is a solution that will get you back on the air. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Interesting Comment

Bill Maier
 

I'm a relatively new member of the club, and I've been very impressed with it so far. The members have been very friendly and helpful. The club has plenty of activities for the members, the web site is kept up to date, and in general it appears to be well run. I'm not sure what more members could ask for. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this group. Keep up the good work!

-Bill  KG5RMJ


Firecracker Sprint Contest

Rick - N7WE
 

It's not over yet, but my 6 hour block is done.  When the contest window opened we had heavy t-storms and lightning here.  I stayed hunkered down.  When they subsided, hooked the antenna back up and jumped on.  Lots of traces on the waterfall (including some DX!), but I had decided to go <5w again.  Felt lucky to complete 14 Qs in 3 hours...then I called it a night.  Was pleased that 4 of the 14 were over 1000 miles!  Thanks to all who hung in and helped me along.

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Another opinion---QRT for a while

 

There's another view to this whole situation:
First of all, I agree with Steve, and it's been held up as valid in more than 1 court of law.
Here's another view, "from the other side of the fence:"...

Let's say I'm a property owner. I rent that property to you, or sell it to you.
There's an HOA, and you have signed documents joining that HOA, and have agreed to abide by the rules, by-laws, CC&R or whatever they choose to call it.

Regardless of the Federal Communications Commission, and whatever rules and statutes, they choose to write, you signed a legal contract with me to
follow the rules of the HOA, CC&R's and whatever I've written into the contract. Your antenna is a breach of that contract. 

What I'm pointing out is the years and years and cost of challenging the CC&R's. The FCC is going to suggest that you and the owner of the CC&R document work it out, and report back in 180 days. It goes on and on until they are tired of fighting it, or you are.

The ARRL has a legal department with attorney's on the staff. They're supposed to assist you with your "situation".

Good luck and if there's anything that any of us can do to help, you know that we will.

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 6:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

Paula -

Well that is patently in violation of FCC rules. The OTARD rule (Over The Air Reception Devices) adopted in 1996 "prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming.  The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37") in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas.  The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal." (emphasis added)


Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Paula K7PAX #1739 <hamette@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 1:11 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

The CC&R for my new home states: “No exterior TV or any other antennas, except a satellite dish less than 24 inches in diameter, are allowed.”
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while
I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.
 
Ray N9RWC
 
 


Re: QRT for a while

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Paula -

Well that is patently in violation of FCC rules. The OTARD rule (Over The Air Reception Devices) adopted in 1996 "prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming.  The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37") in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas.  The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal." (emphasis added)

https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Paula K7PAX #1739 <hamette@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 1:11 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

The CC&R for my new home states: “No exterior TV or any other antennas, except a satellite dish less than 24 inches in diameter, are allowed.”
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while
I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.
 
Ray N9RWC
 
 


Re: Old story about HOA

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Came out of cell phone industry

Really doubt that would happen after the paperwork and permits to put it up (and forget all the money too)

 

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 9:03 PM
To: 070Club
Subject: [070Club] Old story about HOA

 

Don't know if this was a rumor, but I liked the story - true or not.

 

Seems there was an HOA which had a  "no towers rule".    Turned out there was a cell tower nearby which they complained about.  Their complaints were acted upon and unsightly cell tower was removed.  The HOA's next complaint was they had no cell phone reception ....    

 

Jerry   n9avy


Re: QRT for a while

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

The CC&R for my new home states: “No exterior TV or any other antennas, except a satellite dish less than 24 inches in diameter, are allowed.”

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.

 

Ray N9RWC

 

 


Old story about HOA

Jerry N9AVY
 

Don't know if this was a rumor, but I liked the story - true or not.

Seems there was an HOA which had a  "no towers rule".    Turned out there was a cell tower nearby which they complained about.  Their complaints were acted upon and unsightly cell tower was removed.  The HOA's next complaint was they had no cell phone reception ....    

Jerry   n9avy


Re: QRT for a while

Ray Clements
 

Well at least in my HOA, the rules says that transmitting antennas have to be "screened from view from all streets". Thus,  garage door openers, key fobs, and other transmitting antennas that are hidden are not affected.  Of course, antennas are also allowed in your attic, bushes, etc.


------ Original Message ------
Received: 07:51 PM CDT, 07/07/2018
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while


    

Ha   ha  hah 


From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while 
It would be interesting to challenge the "no transmitting antennas", pointing out that just about everyone has a keyless entry for their car, a cordless telephone, a cell phone, other bluetooth devices (like Apple Earpods and ever their cars), computers/tablets/printers/routers with wifi, and a microwave oven, each of which has a transmitting antenna.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.

Ray N9RWC







Re: QRT for a while

Jerry N9AVY
 

    

Ha   ha  hah 


From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while 
It would be interesting to challenge the "no transmitting antennas", pointing out that just about everyone has a keyless entry for their car, a cordless telephone, a cell phone, other bluetooth devices (like Apple Earpods and ever their cars), computers/tablets/printers/routers with wifi, and a microwave oven, each of which has a transmitting antenna.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.

Ray N9RWC





Re: QRT for a while

Stephen Melachrinos
 

It would be interesting to challenge the "no transmitting antennas", pointing out that just about everyone has a keyless entry for their car, a cordless telephone, a cell phone, other bluetooth devices (like Apple Earpods and ever their cars), computers/tablets/printers/routers with wifi, and a microwave oven, each of which has a transmitting antenna.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Clements <r.clements@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>; Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] QRT for a while

I don't know about Paula's specific situation, but normally rather than banning ham radio antennas, the HOA will allow receiving antennas. That would include FM radio receiving antennas, satellite tv dishes. and TV antennas. However, they may regulate the diameter of a dish, or the height of the TV  or FM antenna above the roof line, or the type of mounting. My HOA prohibits chimney mounts. The HOA will then ban any and all transmitting antennas. That includes ham radio antennas, CB antennas, GMRS antennas, VHF public service antennas, etc. Thus, by banning all transmitting antennas, they are not discriminating against hams.

Ray N9RWC


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