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Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Good video, but all that math stuff gave me a headache, hi !    Have avoided math since taking Extra in 2000.  

Think the FCC should send out Engineers to do all these calculations, Emoji.  Wonder how many of those operators running 1/4 KW amps in mobile on 2m will be surprised ?

Jerry  n9avy

On Monday, May 3, 2021, 11:23:18 AM CDT, Stuart Sheldon <stu@...> wrote:


I just released a video regarding this... I'm not sure if it's all that
helpful but it has lot's of info and a demonstration of how you can
evaluate based on info provided by the FCC via bulletin 65(b).

https://youtu.be/ircLRVCbO_o

Stu
AG6AG


On 5/3/21 08:09, Rick - N7WE wrote:
> Milt-
> As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was
> doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They
> said in part that there were too many different standards and specific
> exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters

> under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had
> RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were
> granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.
> When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are
> required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605
> form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now
> you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
> --
> Rick - N7WE
> 070 - #1602
>

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Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

Stu,

Thank you for the excellent YouTube video.

John
KC3FL


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Stuart Sheldon
 

I just released a video regarding this... I'm not sure if it's all that helpful but it has lot's of info and a demonstration of how you can evaluate based on info provided by the FCC via bulletin 65(b).

https://youtu.be/ircLRVCbO_o

Stu
AG6AG

On 5/3/21 08:09, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Milt-
As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They said in part that there were too many different standards and specific exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters
under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.
When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605 form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
--
"Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to
worry about...That always worries me! "
-- Charles M. Schulz


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Rick - N7WE
 

Milt-
As I understand, the history on this goes back to 2019.  The FCC was doing a review and update of their RF exposure rules from 1997.  They said in part that there were too many different standards and specific exemptions and they were going to wipe them out and put all RF emitters under the same requirements.  Under the 1997 rules, hams have always had RF exposure evaluation requirements.  But those requirements were granted exemption if your power and freq fell in certain categories.  When they wiped all exemptions (not just hams) it means all hams now are required to do the evaluation.  When you renew your license, the 605 form has a check box that declares you have done the evaluation.  Now you know all I know which isn't much - hi hi.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Eric KG6MZS
 

Rick,

Thanks for that.  Nice to see how well my station falls into compliance if nothing else.

73 Eric, KG6MZS

On 5/3/21 5:06 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
You've probably seen this - maybe done it. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/new-fcc-rf-safety-rules-come-into-effect-on-may-3-what-you-need-to-know.761848/  But to be safe, I ran the W4/VP9KF forms for all my rigs and antennas, printed them out and stuck them in my FCC License file.  If there is ever a question or complaint, I can prove I did them and that is what the FCC now requires of all amatuers...no more automatic exceptions.
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Rick - N7WE
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Re: New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

 

Rick, any history/info on what brought this on?
The FCC doesn't do anything in a hurry. 
Cell phones?, and it splashed over to Part 97?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 5:06 am
Subject: [070Club] New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

You've probably seen this - maybe done it. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/new-fcc-rf-safety-rules-come-into-effect-on-may-3-what-you-need-to-know.761848/  But to be safe, I ran the W4/VP9KF forms for all my rigs and antennas, printed them out and stuck them in my FCC License file.  If there is ever a question or complaint, I can prove I did them and that is what the FCC now requires of all amatuers...no more automatic exceptions.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


New FCC Rule effective 5/3/21 - Today!

Rick - N7WE
 

You've probably seen this - maybe done it. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/new-fcc-rf-safety-rules-come-into-effect-on-may-3-what-you-need-to-know.761848/  But to be safe, I ran the W4/VP9KF forms for all my rigs and antennas, printed them out and stuck them in my FCC License file.  If there is ever a question or complaint, I can prove I did them and that is what the FCC now requires of all amatuers...no more automatic exceptions.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: N7RI seen on 20m

 

Conditions were really crazy last night. 15m, 12m & 10m were open at 10pm...
defies explanation...



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill-N7RI <N7RI.WY@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 2, 2021 11:22 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] N7RI seen on 20m

Conditions here were really rough yesterday.  It didn't matter what mode I was trying the bands were up and down so bad it was harde evening getting a contest QSO completed.  I spent more time chasing and losing QSOs than making them.  Of my whopping 56 calls in the log, 15 of them were PSK31.  While things were not great there if there had been more operators on I probably would have hung out there more.
Maybe next year.
Bill
N7RI
070-1191

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 2:45 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Saw briefly but disappeared...

Jerry  N9AVY


--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


Re: N7RI seen on 20m

Bill-N7RI
 

Conditions here were really rough yesterday.  It didn't matter what mode I was trying the bands were up and down so bad it was harde evening getting a contest QSO completed.  I spent more time chasing and losing QSOs than making them.  Of my whopping 56 calls in the log, 15 of them were PSK31.  While things were not great there if there had been more operators on I probably would have hung out there more.
Maybe next year.
Bill
N7RI
070-1191

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 2:45 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Saw briefly but disappeared...

Jerry  N9AVY



--
Bill Fults
N7RI
PODXS 070-1170


Re: N7RI seen on 20m

 

I worked him plus seven more

John
KC3FL


N7RI seen on 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Saw briefly but disappeared...

Jerry  N9AVY


Who needs Wyoming?

Bill-N7RI
 

Tomorrow-Saturday-is the 7QP QSO party which includes Wyoming.  It begins at 13:00 UTC (7:00 MDT).  My plans are to run SSB in the morning to get the QSO count up but will be switching to PSK in the afternoon when the wife decides to take her nap.  However, if someone wants to work WY and only the morning will work-shoot me an email offline.  QRZ is good.  I am more than happy to switch over to help someone out.  The grid here is DN71 which is not real rate in itself but I don't think there's a lot of active PSk'ers in WY.
Come and get Wyoming.  I love handing out the state.
Bill
N7RI
070-1191


Re: New QTH

 

Byron,

I see you also do LOTW so make sure you go into TQSL (Trusted QSL)  and change the grid in your station location.

John
KC3FL


Re: New QTH

Rick - N7WE
 

Hey Bryon-
The only grid I need that is anywhere close to you is DN17.  That is a bit of a drive from Fremont, CA!  By the way, you might want to go to QRZ and update your grid square.  QRZ updates your mailing address automatically from the FCC updates.  But it doesn't update your grid.  You have to do that manually on the QRZ website.  Enjoy your new range there cowboy!  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: New QTH

Jim K5SP
 

Welcome back Bryon,  do me a favor and send me your complete address so that I might update our database.

73

Jim K5SP

On 4/29/2021 5:44 PM, W7RIV wrote:
Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts. 

Thanks, 
Bryon, W7RIV

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


New QTH

W7RIV
 

Hey folks. I moved to California last year. With moving, and getting situated, I haven't been on the air at all. And I miss it! I need to get back on. I do not have my HexBeam with me here anymore. But, looking to do some portable operations. My new QTH is in Fremont, CA and the new grid is CM97am. Take a look. See what you grid chasers need in the area. I'm willing to go and do some road trips to help get you guys any missing contacts. 

Thanks, 
Bryon, W7RIV


Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

Rick - N7WE
 

Very nice follow up report Steve!  Thank you.  Hope to work NR3I soon.  73,
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: NR3I Activation April 28th - REPORT

Steve WB3LGC
 

Well,

I got setup in the cool of the morning.   Using my mag loop on 20m I was not hearing anything (calling CQ) but running 10W may not help.  I did not find any "hits" on PSKREPORTER, either.  I was using the built-in PSK31 of my KX3/PX3.  I switched to fldigi on a RPi and set-up a 12m mast with an end fed random wire.  (note;  ft8 will "show" the antenna pattern for the loop - next time... FT8 has more receive stations)

I think that was when I worked W4BZM.  Some where in that time frame I had lunch. 

I took time to check the antenna and it tuned fine 80m to 10m, not as good on the WARC bands.  Since I made the 9:1 balun a few weeks ago and only used it once.  The balun/antenna needed "run" time.  I used it with 70+ feet of wire and I wanted to try with a shorter length.

I didn't realize I was "outside" normal range and the KX3 has a 4K RX/TX range.  I wasn't hearing anything, either.  I also thought I was running 10W but it may have been 5w.  I use a 100W amp "in the shack".   BUT, since NR3I is the "QRP Group" club...  I "should" use QRP?

Today, was "sort of" rewinding to last weekend.  I had hoped to have time to operate from Dover, DE while I was helping with a Scout event.  Free time, yes, but I need to work on location.  Since I had the mag loop it may not have worked well, anyway.  Today was a test with the loop.  BTW, it tunes great on 20m (1:1 SWR).  More sunspots needed. 

Fldigi is easier.  Logs too.  The wire is easier to tune, just push the "tune" button...

BTW, I did TX on FT8 and look at my 20m pskreporter "pattern" and  as one might expect, there was a wide break to the first stations hearing me. 

SO, part of my reason for "activating DE" was the warm weather (a reason to get out of the house), try the mag loop (I have used it for FT8), try the 12m vertical, continue looking for PSK31 contacts for NR3I, see how the solar LiFePO4 battery charges (we had sun), and there is always someone who wants DE.  Now I need to upload some past QSO's and today to LoTW.  Today was also a test of the Raspberry Pi and how it did with the heat (outside got to 86F) and the RPi hit 55C with its fan running. 

NR3I is not that far from the 50 needed.  The DE QSO party is this weekend but so is the community yard sale and I need to downsize.  80m/40m in the evening might work. 

73, steve 070Club #2814


On 4/28/21 1:24 PM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Unicomradio

William Wagaman
 

Rather pricey and it does not have a sound card internally. I will continue to make my own sound card interfaces.

Bill N3GTY


On 4/28/2021 8:26 AM, Randy True wrote:
Got a link to this new toy in the mailbox this morning. Looks interesting.


Randy
W4RTT
-- 
Bill Wagaman N3GTY


Re: NR3I FM29er Delaware Activation April 28th

Rick - N7WE
 

Steve -
Saw you briefly (NR3I) while you were working W4BZM at about 14.072.850.  You were about 439 with QSB at this QTH, but definitely workable.  Then a couple of Olivia stations opened up right on top of you and completely wiped you out.  Don't know how much frequency agility you have with your setup, but you would probably get a lot less QRM from other modes if you can work PSK down between 14.070 and 14.072.  Sorry I missed you, but don't give up the ship!  You'll get NR3I to 070 membership one of these days! 73,

Rick - N7WE
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