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Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

The KC3EF mobile shack.  We were stopped by side of US82 in TX and XYL took these.  

73
Dick - KC3EF





Re: KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

stan W9SMR
 

Yep, it was an ambush!!

I was petty sure that it was your very first CQ. You were strong and bright here in NE Indiana. Hard to miss.

So...I pounced on you!

I will probably be headed back to FL on Oct. 11th. I might miss you that day if you are still travelling. What is your overall schedule?

Tnx fer the new Grid EM03. Will be looking for you tomorrow in DM83.

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9 (EN71nr)
#1611

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From: 070Club@groups.io &lt;070Club@groups.io&gt; on behalf of Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@arrl.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:18 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Hi Stan,

You must have been waiting for me to start transmitting. As soon as my transmission stopped you were right there. Good copy all the way.

73
Dick - KC3EF

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Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Did not have much action today, as propagation seemed to favor North/South rather than East/West.  Worked Stan W9SMr/9, Bruce K8CJM, Yoon KD1AB, and Peter NN9K.  

Tomorrow will be running thru DM83, DM73, DM63, DM64 and ending in DM65.  Will probably be active around 9:30 CDT or 10:30 EDT.  I will try to update from the road if I have cell coverage.  Will be following US380 to Roswell and then on to Bosque de Apachie NWR.  From there up to Albuquerque.  Will be in the area for two days as we plan on visiting the Very Large Array on Tuesday.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Stan,

You must have been waiting for me to start transmitting.  As soon as my transmission stopped you were right there.  Good copy all the way.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately we buzzed by on our way to Lubbock and appreciate the offer.  We come up to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge mostly once a year.  Will have to schedule and eyeball on our next visit.  Heading for Albuquerque tomorrow. 

73
Dick - KC3EF  


Re: Mobile Operation--a couple of comments

K8TOM
 

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Peter, NN9K #2629 wrote:
"a machined adapter that allows six resonators.."
Well, how about that? Thanks for the pic and the additional information.  Probably in part due to the fact that I am not a county hunter/mobile guy, I was unaware of the existence of such a device.

I am a bit amazed that it handles the wind stress over time, even with the guying.  

Thanks again es 73

Tom
K8TOM
070 Member 815


Re: Mobile Operation--a couple of comments

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

Tom remember we are talking about a mobile installation. I use a 54 inch Hustler mast on top of my van and a machined adapter that allows six resonators to be mounted horizontally. There is a commercial adapter marketed but I don't remember the source. 

So things look like this:



You can just see the guy lines at the bottom of the photo. With that much wind resistance at Interstate speeds the mast needs to be securely guyed.

Hope that helps.


Re: Mobile Operation--a couple of comments

K8TOM
 

Peter,

I have a Hustler 6BTV vertical with resonators.  I'm at a loss trying to envision horizontal mounting of a resonator on a vertical antenna.  Clue me in.  Or maybe a picture?

Tom
K8TOM


Re: KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Jim K5SP
 

Wait, Dick drove right through EM13KO, and did not even give a holler for a cup of coffee, and eyeball QSO?

Jim K5SP


On 9/30/2018 10:25 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Dick is on 20m at about 14.072.100 at 1524 UTC,  Now in grid EM03
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Mobile Operation--a couple of comments

Peter, NN9K #2629
 

Mobile operation and setup can be challenging for SSB, CW and Digital operation. K0BG has an excellent site that is a good reference and good reading. Now days correctly providing power to a radio can be challenging if you have one of the newer generation of automobiles but K0BG keeps his site up to date as much as possible.

And as we know antenna choice and placement is another part of the equation that can make or break mobile performance. I've transmitted from over 1500 counties, bent masts and lost antennas to tree limbs in the process. So think carefully about your installation.

I'm partial to Hustler masts and resonators and mount my resonators horizontally to keep the overall system height under 12 feet but I still have had to remove the masts and resonators to get under some low bridges. I don't go thru many fast food drive thrus! And yes the resonators work nicely mounted in a horizontal position. With the current propagation downturn I only mount resonators for 17, 20, 30 and 40-meters. An 80-meter resonator can be added if I am going to be running early morning or late at night.

As you may have guessed I'm a county hunter, CW only but MARAC, the Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club does offer awards for digital county hunters. Check their web site for all the nitty-gritty information.

So if you decide to go mobile, have fun and drive safely.


Re: KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

stan W9SMR
 

Got him..strong into NE Indiana.

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9
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Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:25 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Dick is on 20m at about 14.072.100 at 1524 UTC, Now in grid EM03
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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KC3EF/M now on 20m at 1524 UTC

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick is on 20m at about 14.072.100 at 1524 UTC,  Now in grid EM03
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

No problem Stan,

Will be heading for EM03 in 1/2 hour or so.  Will probably not be until 10:00 am CDT that we should hit the East border of the grid. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF October Trip

stan W9SMR
 

Dick,

I am late getting on-board, but will be looking for you in the following grids:
EM03
DM83
DM55
DM46
DM28
DM29
DN21
DN10
DN11
DN01
CN90

Safe travels and thanks for all you are doing for the PODXS endorsement chasers.

Stan
W9SMR, W9SMR/9
#1611


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From: 070Club@groups.io &lt;070Club@groups.io&gt; on behalf of Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@arrl.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF October Trip

Ok, tomorrow we are going thru EM03 in TX. We are currently in EM13 in Sherman, TX and will be heading West on US82 in the morning. So will probably be calling CQ probably around 10:00 am CDT or 11:00 am EDT. Will be up around 14.072 actual frequency plus or minus.

73
Dick - KC3EF

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Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Ok, tomorrow we are going thru EM03 in TX.  We are currently in EM13 in Sherman, TX and will be heading West on US82 in the morning.  So will probably be calling CQ probably around 10:00 am CDT or 11:00 am EDT.   Will be up around 14.072 actual frequency plus or minus.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF October Trip

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dick -

No problem, especially since I missed a couple last time.

We all appreciate your putting these grids on the air.

73,
Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Sep 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF October Trip

Great Steve, I don't know if I missed your other needs grids the first time I sent the list earlier this year.  Want to make sure I had everyone's needed grids. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Great Steve, I don't know if I missed your other needs grids the first time I sent the list earlier this year.  Want to make sure I had everyone's needed grids. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF October Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Barry,

There is no real process.  I post the list of grids I am going thru and ask group members to let me know what grids they need.  I put everyone's information into a spreadsheet so I can see which grids are the most needed and who needs them.  So if it is a really needed grid and we have time, more time may be spent in that grid trying to make contacts with members I know are looking for that grid.  

I did not get much of a list from you and did not remember getting any requests when I sent the original e-mail earlier this year.  Just wanted to make sure you did not get left out if you needed one of the grids we are going thru on this trip. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Well sometimes you just have versions forced on you because all the support for the old ones go away and no one believes in backwards compatiblity at all...To accuse users of not doing the research and calling them lazy is an insult to many that unhappily worked throught the problems made by some egotistical primadona that thinks he's better than anyone else...Lost all my respect for you Jim...Thought you were better than that...
Brian K9WIS.................former PODXS member..

---- Jim K5SP <jinnis@swbell.net> wrote:

=============
I also have been using W10 since it came out.  I have it on 3 PC's in my
household, and one laptop.  I have not had a problem with W10, W8, W7 or
any other version of windows.

It is my belief, that all these complainers are people that have NOT
researched the new versions, just installed it, and let it do what it
wanted to do.  Then, when shown a new UI, become confused because it is
not what they are used to seeing.  Many are people that are adverse to
change, and want things to always stay the "way they were", immediately
say they hate the new version, go back to the older, less secure
version, because they don't want to invest the time to learn the new
system.  To me, all the versions have been intuitive, and once you get
used to the "new way of doing the same things you used to do", all is well.

Just my .02

73
Jim, K5SP

On 9/27/2018 11:26 AM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
I have been using Windows10 for quite a while.  Using an Asus with SSD
and have no problems, except that sometimes and update will change my
sound card interface and I have to re-setup.  I use and Icom with
build in sound card.  I have found a new driver that solves the
Prolific problem so all of my old cables using the that chip set now
work fine.

Don't seem to have any processor or disk loading problems.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: KC3EF October Trip

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dick -

I found my response, but I missed a couple so I'll replace that now.

I also found your original list. (If someone else needs it, it's https://groups.io/g/070Club/message/57272 ) I need (in the order you listed):

DM46
DM47
DM38
DM28
DM29
DN21
DN10
DN11
DN01
DN02

Thanks for checking up on me.

Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 9:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KC3EF October Trip

Byron,

For mobile I use and IC7100 to a 20 mtr hamstick mounted on the left rear side of the mini-van.  I like the 7100 since it has a usb interface to the computer which eliminates the need for an interface.  Also, the control head fits on the front dash cup holder and the body fits under the seat.  I have a 40mtr hamstick, but have not had much luck with it.  

Steve, Bill, and Barry,

I don't have any grids listed on my spreadsheet for you guys on my trip to OR/WA.  If you can't find the email on groups.io let me know and I will resend the list. 

73
Dick - KC3EF

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