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Re: Spring Road Trip

Stephen KO4CVU
 

Could you share your source for the tiny spectrum analyzer, please?
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Stephen, KO4CVU


Re: Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

HI Eric,

What is nice is that you can run it by computer and save the plots.  I did a sweep of all of my antennas and have saved them, so if I think something has changed I can compare with the older information.  

There are a lot of youtube videos on all of things you can do with it.  There are two groups on groups.io that also have lots of information.  

Jerry glad to hear the ice is off the antenna, a problem we don't have in FL, hi hi.  Hope you get the remote switch fixed.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Spring Road Trip

Eric KG6MZS
 

Very cool.  Just purchased one on your recommendation Dick. Looks like a great addition to the Rig Expert and my old MFJ.

Thanks,

Eric

KG6MZS

On 1/15/21 8:50 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.


Re: Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

The ice melted on antennas after a few days.  THe wrire antenna had about 1/2 inch of ice on it.  All seems good now except for 40/80m antenna, but it might be the remote switch which has a problem.

Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:50:38 AM EST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


I thought you were being humorous until I looked it up Milt.  Quite a tail.  I have seen scissors tailed flycatchers in TX, but never one of these. 

I have everyone's wants and will kept the group posted on when we are leaving.  Much depends on the situation with Covid.  The xyl and I have had our first Moderna vax and will get the second shot in mid Feb, so we plan on leaving a week after that.  We do take all necessary precautions to keep safe. 

During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.  I have been very impressed with both of the units and what they can do.  The Nanovna makes testing antennas really easy and I found it matches my MFJ analyzer pretty closely.  I have used the spectrum analyze to monitor my signal when transmitting.  When I worked in industry these devices cost in the $10k or above range and now they are under $100.  

Jerry hope you get your antennas fixed.  I have had problems with squirrels eating coaxes a couple of times and also eating the gas line to the generator in the RV.  That was much more expensive to have fixed than replacing the coaxes. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


Re: Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

I thought you were being humorous until I looked it up Milt.  Quite a tail.  I have seen scissors tailed flycatchers in TX, but never one of these. 

I have everyone's wants and will kept the group posted on when we are leaving.  Much depends on the situation with Covid.  The xyl and I have had our first Moderna vax and will get the second shot in mid Feb, so we plan on leaving a week after that.  We do take all necessary precautions to keep safe. 

During the home stay I have purchased two new pieces of test equipment.  One is one of the Nanovna's and the tiny spectrum analyzer.  I have been very impressed with both of the units and what they can do.  The Nanovna makes testing antennas really easy and I found it matches my MFJ analyzer pretty closely.  I have used the spectrum analyze to monitor my signal when transmitting.  When I worked in industry these devices cost in the $10k or above range and now they are under $100.  

Jerry hope you get your antennas fixed.  I have had problems with squirrels eating coaxes a couple of times and also eating the gas line to the generator in the RV.  That was much more expensive to have fixed than replacing the coaxes. 

73
Dick - KC3EF 


IOTA endorsements for 2020 #iota #endorsements

Loren McCullough - WA3WZR
 

Here is the complete list of IOTA endorsements that I approved for 2020.

WJ4HCP IOTA [10]
KG6MZS IOTA [10]
KG6MZS IOTA [20]
KG6MZS IOTA [30]
KG6MZS IOTA [40]
KG6MZS IOTA [50]
KG6MZS IOTA [60]
N4UCU IOTA [10]
SV2CXW IOTA [10]
SV2CXW IOTA [20]
WA4RXK IOTA [10]
W1IPS IOTA [80]
K8PVH IOTA [20]
2I0WAI IOTA [10]
2I0WAI IOTA [20]
K1YAN IOTA [40]
N6MG IOTA [70]
NZ4N IOTA [10]
KB3MNO IOTA [10]
WA3WZR IOTA [150]
VA7GEM IOTA [110]
W4TTZ IOTA [20]
W7RTL IOTA [10]
KC3FL IOTA [60]
WX2DX IOTA [10]
ON6AT IOTA [30]
ON6AT IOTA [40]

and the fist one approved for 2021
N6PCD IOTA [10]

Due to the ongoing issues with the endorsement checker, these may not show up correctly in your progress list that you do not have these endorsements.

73,
Loren WA3WZR


Re: Spring Road Trip

stan W9SMR
 

Due in part to successfully contacting you on your previous road trips, I now only need EM33 from your itinerary.

Thank you to you and your wife for continuing this adventuresome spirit!!

73,
Stan
W9SMR

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From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@arrl.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching. If anyone needs the following grids, let me know: EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Certificate Mailing

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

It has to be slooooow mail as we have received 3 Christmas cards this week that were mailed back on 20 Dec!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jan 14, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Bob, I double checked and it was mailed on 1/6/21, maybe just slow mail.

73

Jim K5SP

On 1/14/2021 12:51 PM, KF3AA wrote:
Jim
  I have not received Top Dawg Certificates or dog tag,as of today 1-14 21.
It could just be slow mail . Please Advise. 

            Thank you for all the work you do for the club 73 de KF3AA Bob  #124

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Certificate Mailing

Leland Sly
 

Received mine a couple of days ago.

73

Lee N5SLY


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 4:03 PM Joseph Keyes <Jdkeyes@...> wrote:
Can concur.

Just got an envelope, mailed 6 Jan 2021, with lots of nice welcome-to-the-group wallpaper.

For which I thank you!

73 Joe K3YES 


Re: Certificate Mailing

Joseph Keyes
 

Can concur.

Just got an envelope, mailed 6 Jan 2021, with lots of nice welcome-to-the-group wallpaper.

For which I thank you!

73 Joe K3YES 


Re: Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Put me on the EL59 list Dick...but then you knew that didn't you!  Enjoy the trip and hope you get lots of new ones checked off in your Sibley Guide.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Spring Road Trip

Eric KG6MZS
 

Dick,

I could use EM52 - maybe more on PSK.  Keep us posted!

Thanks and 73

Eric

KG6MZS

On 1/14/21 12:40 PM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Spring Road Trip

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I thought you were pulling my leg.  That's one I never heard of.  But I checked it out and you really do need to get this on your TX life list.

Dave
KB3RAN
1692/381


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip



Dick,
I need a confirmed sighting on a "pin-tailed whydahs" bird in So Texas.
I have a confirmed sighting on my life list, from Cabinda in West Africa, and I see that there's been accidental sightings in the coastal area's around Galveston.
Just something to keep an eye out for.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

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Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Spring Road Trip

 



Dick,
I need a confirmed sighting on a "pin-tailed whydahs" bird in So Texas.
I have a confirmed sighting on my life list, from Cabinda in West Africa, and I see that there's been accidental sightings in the coastal area's around Galveston.
Just something to keep an eye out for.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Subject: [070Club] Spring Road Trip

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Spring Road Trip

Leland Sly
 

I need EL59.  Got all the others.

73

Lee N5SLY


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 2:51 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Dick:

Still need EL 59, EL39 & EM33  if y'all get that way.

Jerry   n9avy

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, 02:40:34 PM CST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

Still need EL 59, EL39 & EM33  if y'all get that way.

Jerry   n9avy

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, 02:40:34 PM CST, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Looks like we are going to be heading to TX end of Feb, beginning of March for bird watching.  If anyone needs the following grids, let me know:  EL59, EL39, EM51, EM52, EM53, EM33, EM32, and EM31. I would like to get the xyl to go back to EL58, but I don't think I can get her interested, hi hi.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Now on 17m

Rick - N7WE
 

Worked Jerry N9AVY and saw Lee N5SLY working aonther station.  But that was it.  Going QRT now.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Now on 17m

Rick - N7WE
 

At 20:00 UTC I'm on 17m, about 18.097.100 for anyone who needs a 17m QSO.  Will CQ for about 15 minutes or so.  Hope to work some.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Certificate Mailing

Jim K5SP
 

Bob, I double checked and it was mailed on 1/6/21, maybe just slow mail.

73

Jim K5SP

On 1/14/2021 12:51 PM, KF3AA wrote:
Jim
  I have not received Top Dawg Certificates or dog tag,as of today 1-14 21.
It could just be slow mail . Please Advise. 

            Thank you for all the work you do for the club 73 de KF3AA Bob  #124

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

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