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Re: T-Storm this morning

Jerry N9AVY
 

Eric:

Nice going and glad you escaped Mother Nature's Fireworks.

Nice pics of area and flowers.  Stop to smell the flowers ?

You may need to do more practice runs with heavier packs (50 lbs ?); then, 30 libs won't seem so heavy Emoji

73   ,  Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11:16:30 AM CDT, Eric KG6MZS <contact@...> wrote:


Jerry & Crew,

My story from yesterday isn't as dramatic:

Yesterday I hiked up the 10,441' Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico.  I was
having a lot of fun working 24 stations all over the US and Canada when
I noticed that some monsoon cumulus starting to build.  Sure enough, as
I was wrapping it up, thunder became audible and big fat drops started
to fall.  The lightning got closer and closer as I scurried down the
mountain. Fortunately getting soaked was the only price I payed.

Here is the full write-up:

https://kg6mzs.com/2021/06/20/pajarito-mountain/

73 Eric,KG6MZS







Re: T-Storm this morning

Eric KG6MZS
 

Jerry & Crew,

My story from yesterday isn't as dramatic:

Yesterday I hiked up the 10,441' Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico.  I was having a lot of fun working 24 stations all over the US and Canada when I noticed that some monsoon cumulus starting to build.  Sure enough, as I was wrapping it up, thunder became audible and big fat drops started to fall.  The lightning got closer and closer as I scurried down the mountain. Fortunately getting soaked was the only price I payed.

Here is the full write-up:

https://kg6mzs.com/2021/06/20/pajarito-mountain/

73 Eric,KG6MZS


Re: T-Storm this morning

Barry VA7GEM
 

Dick
That is a big OUCH. Sri Mother Nature picked on you.
At least You, Kathy, and the house survived.
Were you home when this happened.
cheers
Barry


Re: T-Storm this morning

Jerry N9AVY
 

Dick:

Wow, that awful !!!     You can't stop lightning because it goes where it WANTS to go.  That's the biggest fear I have in this hobby is getting everything hit like you did.  Looks like a really big black cat crossed your path  Emoji !

Have seen my friend Jim , N7US shack after his 75 ft tower took a lightning hit.  The tower is about 75 ft. from house and there was a big black spot on basement concrete wall.  Looked like everything came down control lines.  His damage was similar to yours... TV, landlines, well, control box for tower (motorized crank up) and a host of other things. Jim is a big time DXer and that put him off the air for some time.

Wonder if you had any sort of lightning protection ?    Or did you wing it like the rest of us ?  

It's a lousy, dirty shame that lightning decided to pick on you.  Florida is the lightning capitol of U.S. and the only place worse is somewhere in Africa as I recall, but any place with lightning activity is a bad place.

Sure hope you get it all sorted out with insurance people. They can be real crummy sometimes probably because they don't have any hams working for them.  

House I used to own took lightning hit and it came down the cable TV messenger cable which they used #20 wire to make a ground (hillbillies with pickups as employees !).  any how it took out cable TV, zTV, landline, intercom system, security system, but left ham radio untouched. Go figure.

Sorry for all the damage.  Sue Mother Nature !

73,      Jerry  n9avy   



On Saturday, June 19, 2021, 01:47:40 PM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry, 

You faired better than Kathy and I.  We were hit last Monday.  It hit the security light on my garden shed and blew up the electrical sub-panel in the shed, ran down the cable into the main breaker box in the house.  The conduit sub going into the house was cracked and where the wire ran along the soffit, the are lots of bulges now.  So far we have a dead refrigerator,  4 dead TV's, one desktop computer, the cable modem and wifi router and the cable,  I lost the IC7410, which is now totally deaf., but transmits just fine.  It looks like the AH-4 remote turner on the roof is also dead. My SDR receiver that was connected to the dead computer and some other little lights, etc.  It also took out our well controller, so we did not have water for a day.  The attached picture shows where the security light use to be, hi hi.  I found the pieces in about a 30 ft radius of the shed.  

The radios were all off and antennas disconnected.  I think when the lightning hit, it induced a large current in my 120ft dipole which is feed by the AH-4.  The surge must have run down the control lines into the radio.  So now we are dealing with the insurance company on covering the loss.  They want everything inspected by a "licensed technician" to verify that it was caused by lightning.  An electrical company and the well repair are not a problem for the lightning inspection, but since there are not many TV or radio repair places any more I have not figured out how to get the other stuff covered.  

So now I am using my backup IC7100 that I normally use when mobile for my main rig.  I did find it interesting that with a hex beam and three large wire antennas, and lots of tall tree that the shed was the target.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: T-Storm this morning

Rick - N7WE
 

Sorry to hear that Dick.  Glad you and Kathy are OK and you had no fire.  Equipment can be replaced, people can't.

Although it is a hassle to get everything replaced, it just takes time.  As to the "licensed technician," I think probably anyone with a FCC GORL license would satisfy them.  Our local sheriff's department has a communications department with several GROL holders (also they are also hams and members of the local radio club) and almost all fixed base operators that do aircraft radio maintance and repair have a GROL licensed person on staff.  

Good luck, and give a shout if I can help you out with anything.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: T-Storm this morning

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Jerry, 

You faired better than Kathy and I.  We were hit last Monday.  It hit the security light on my garden shed and blew up the electrical sub-panel in the shed, ran down the cable into the main breaker box in the house.  The conduit sub going into the house was cracked and where the wire ran along the soffit, the are lots of bulges now.  So far we have a dead refrigerator,  4 dead TV's, one desktop computer, the cable modem and wifi router and the cable,  I lost the IC7410, which is now totally deaf., but transmits just fine.  It looks like the AH-4 remote turner on the roof is also dead. My SDR receiver that was connected to the dead computer and some other little lights, etc.  It also took out our well controller, so we did not have water for a day.  The attached picture shows where the security light use to be, hi hi.  I found the pieces in about a 30 ft radius of the shed.  

The radios were all off and antennas disconnected.  I think when the lightning hit, it induced a large current in my 120ft dipole which is feed by the AH-4.  The surge must have run down the control lines into the radio.  So now we are dealing with the insurance company on covering the loss.  They want everything inspected by a "licensed technician" to verify that it was caused by lightning.  An electrical company and the well repair are not a problem for the lightning inspection, but since there are not many TV or radio repair places any more I have not figured out how to get the other stuff covered.  

So now I am using my backup IC7100 that I normally use when mobile for my main rig.  I did find it interesting that with a hex beam and three large wire antennas, and lots of tall tree that the shed was the target.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: T-Storm this morning

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ha-ha !     Yup, it's always the one you don't hear.   

Been out on the flat prairies of IL  and there's usually no place for cover except under a tree and that's a very bad idea.

This morning was too close for comfort...


Jerry  n9avy

On Friday, June 18, 2021, 01:32:49 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Jerry-

In my mountaineering days (and that was long, long ago) they used to say "If you hear the bang...your OK.  If you hear the buzz and your hair stands up....get off the ridge, crouch down and pray!"
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: T-Storm this morning

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry-
In my mountaineering days (and that was long, long ago) they used to say "If you hear the bang...your OK.  If you hear the buzz and your hair stands up....get off the ridge, crouch down and pray!"
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


T-Storm this morning

Jerry N9AVY
 

T-storm rolled i about 4 am this morning. Was typical except for one very loud and possible nearby hit.  Must have been close as it woke me up out of sound sleep. Looked out window and noticed neighbors motion detector light was tripped.   This hit was too close for comfort.

My tower is located about 8-10 feet from where I sleep; so lightning is always a concern. Although there are 3 ground rods on tower, I was advised by a friend to tie them all together with a circle of heavy wire. Maybe once I do that I'll sleep easier.  

Glad I don't live in FL which is lightning capitol of USA.  

Jerry  n9avy


Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:

I knew it was on the exam, but obviously they didn't.  Might have been in one of those "Ham In a Day" classes graduates where the memorize just enough to pass exam and forget whatever they may have learned.  Have a problem with those type of classes, but some decent hams might come out of them.

Jerry   n9avy

On Friday, June 18, 2021, 08:47:08 AM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:



Jerry -

That info IS in the Tech question pool: Question T1B10:

Which of the following HF bands have frequencies available to the Technician class operator for RTTY and data transmissions? 
A. 10 meter, 12 meter, 17 meter, and 40 meter bands 
B. 10 meter, 15 meter, 40 meter, and 80 meter bands 
C. 30 meter band only 
D. 10 meter band only

Obviously the correct answer is D. 

Don't blame the test--blame the students who choose not to learn, or just don't care enough to follow the rules.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Subject: [070Club] ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.


Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.

Jerry  n9avy #454


Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Stephen Melachrinos
 


Jerry -

That info IS in the Tech question pool: Question T1B10:

Which of the following HF bands have frequencies available to the Technician class operator for RTTY and data transmissions? 
A. 10 meter, 12 meter, 17 meter, and 40 meter bands 
B. 10 meter, 15 meter, 40 meter, and 80 meter bands 
C. 30 meter band only 
D. 10 meter band only

Obviously the correct answer is D. 

Don't blame the test--blame the students who choose not to learn, or just don't care enough to follow the rules.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Subject: [070Club] ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.


Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.

Jerry  n9avy #454


Re: Fw: ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

Michael KE0CEN
 

Jerry,
  I have been trying to figure out the schedule for our Boy Scout club (WN0BSA) and very much appreciate you posting this.

73,
   Michael


Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry:   

It appears they only received Advisory Notices which are warnings.   Next time they get caught it may go harder.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, 06:25:55 PM CDT, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io <boat.anchor@...> wrote:


On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.

 
Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.
 
Jerry  n9avy #454
Jerry
Would there be any penalty imposed?
cheers
Barry


Re: ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:24 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.

 
Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.
 
Jerry  n9avy #454
Jerry
Would there be any penalty imposed?
cheers
Barry


ARRL Monitoring report (ARRL Letter)

Jerry N9AVY
 

  • Technician-class operators in Palm Bay and Hollywood, Florida, received Advisory Notices after making more than a dozen FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technicians are not permitted to operate on 20 meters and have no data privileges on 40 meters.



Guess some people are learning stuff that should have been on the exam .   Once caught a Tech on 40m PSK where he shouldn't have been.

Jerry  n9avy #454


Fw: ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

Jerry N9AVY
 



----- Forwarded Message -----

From: ARRL Web site <memberlist@...>
To: "n9avy@..." <n9avy@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:49:28 AM CDT
Subject: ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX007
ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
Day Bulletin

ZCZC AX07
QST de W1AW 
Special Bulletin 7  ARLX007
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  June 17, 2021
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX007
ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
Day Bulletin

West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is again slated to
transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day
Bulletin.

CW

On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
PDT (1430 UTC).  On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC).  The CW frequencies are
3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz.  The CW speed is 18 WPM.

Digital

On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

Please visit the ARRL Field Day web page at,
NNNN
/EX


Welcome 2852

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2852  Allen  KC3EWJ  06-16-21

Jim K5SP
Executive/Membership Director


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


Results - Three Day Weekend TDW 2021

stan W9SMR
 

We had a great turnout for the Three Day Weekend TDW 2021 with 124 logs submitted. Of these, 24 were at the time non-members. Following the Contest, 3 of them have joined us. See below.

There were 32 logs in the High Power 100W Category. In 1st place was Bonus Station,  John, KC3FL with 308 QSOs and an earth-shaking 39,068 total points. John finished in 1st place in medium power in last year’s TDW. TOP DAWG and 2nd place was last year’s 1st place finisher, Steve, VA3TPS with 262 QSOs and 12,786 points. Steve had the highest score after all the Bonus Stations. In 3rd place was Bonus Station Tom, KD6TR with 248 QSOs and 28,632 points from propagation abused PNW Washington state. Tom was last year’s TDW Top Dawg.

These results of the TDW may shake up the Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) rankings. Standby!!

In the Medium Power 50W Category with 55 logs uploaded, 1st place went to Buz, WA5AMM with 102 QSOs and 25,360 points. Buz has made quite an impression since he joined in March. In 2nd place was Terry, KZ4KX with 97 QSOs and 24,698 points. Terry joined us in December. Good job both of you as new members. In 3rd place again this year was Bonus Station Lee, N5SLY with 95 QSOs and 22,315 points.

In the Low Power 25W Category, with 30 logs, 1st place went to stalwart early member #25 Steve, W3HF with 205 QSOs and 20,355 points. Steve finished in 3rd place last year. In 2nd place was David, WA3LXD with 198 QSOs and 18,724 points. His performance in the TDW should pop him over the top to earn LONP! In 3rd place this year was our Executive Director, Jim, K5SP with 167 QSOs and 15,929 points. Jim finished in 1st place last year, swapping positions with Steve. Good to see Jim take a break from his gigantic task of getting our Mailings sent and repairing the website to enjoy the PSK-31 Contest world.

The QRP 5W Category had 7 entries. In 1st place again this year was Steve, VA3FLF with 58 QSOs and 3,178 points. Very respectable results with Flea-Power! In 2nd place was Don, KM4UDX with 37 QSOs and 1,751 points. In 3rd place was Dave, KM6CPF with 31 QSOs and 1,513 points.



Our heartiest appreciation to the Bonus Stations who dedicated many, many hours to ensuring that contestants had a chance for that significant 100 point bonus!




New members joining us following their participation in TDW:

#2846 W4FLL,     Tom, Carson City, NV
#2849 WB8TDG, Rex, Yellow Springs, OH
#2850 N4FA,       Rich, Cape Coral, FL
#2844 AB8YZ      JoAnn, Dallas TX (did not upload log)

Full results will be uploaded to the 070 Club and 070 Club Contest Reflectors. See Groups.io for info on viewing uploaded files: 070 Email Reflector


A very BIG THANK YOU to David, K9DWR for your awesome efforts to again create the upload link and parse the results.

Our next contest is the 40M Firecracker Sprint.

Choose a 6 hour block between 20:00 UTC July 3 to 19:59 UTC July 4.

See full Rules at: RULES - 40m-Firecracker Sprint

 

73,

 Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: 365 Endorsement

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

I had a contact with Shawn KI5GX who is trying to get his minimum to be a member.  If you see him give him a yell.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: 365 Endorsement

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Buz,

Thanks.  Right now Im trying to get on the air everyday if I need it for the 365 or not.  Right now going from 2330 to 0030.  This way it covers two days.  I'm just trying to get in a routine and maybe help others who are working on their 365 endorsement.  There is a chat room you can join, but is only useful if someone else is in the chat.  I know its been some time but welcome to the group.  I have you in my log three times.

Best to you and your family,
Bob
KK6KMU

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