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Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Rick - N7WE
 

Current temp - 83F - 28C.  Humidity 65%.  Heat index 86.5.  All ceiling fans running. 

To do list:

1) Get AC fixed
2) Get AC fixed
3) Get AC fixed

You get the idea!



--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Jerry N9AVY
 

Wow !  This is a really helpful place !  Rick got most of the right information here from a few down his way. 

I admit I know very little about A/C units because up North we don't use them as much because when summer is over we need heat.  Woke up the other day freezing (forgot to put plastic barrier on window) and the temp was 20F with snow on ground. 

Judging from the wx reports I get from FL parts it can get hot down there and A/C is not a luxury.

Good work with the info !


Jerry   n9avy



From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #ACReplacement

Thjanks for the quick responses and the advice guys.  Greatly appreciated.  Here's what I know so far:
1) Our 16 year old unit is a Lennox that uses R-22 refrigerant.  R-22 will no longer be manufactured or sold after 2020 (Thank you government!)  So even if I repair and recharge the current one, it can't be repaired after 2020. - New unit is only reasonable answer.
2) The contract will definitely have a "no RFI" clause added.
3) Rheem and Goodman get good internet reviews.
4) From what I read on the internet, the RFI problems come mostly from the "variable speed" models.  They are supposedly the best for comfort, but 2 stage compressor models and single stage compressor models are still made.  So I think we are looking at an old style single stage compressor, and do not replace the constant speed air handler motor please!  Our old unit made no RFI from the compressor, the control unit, nor the air handler.  More later.  Again many many tnz
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Matt beat me to the punch.  Exact same scenario here with the new Trane.  Electric bill cut exactly in half, system runs much less, extremely quiet, controls humidity in the house +/- 2% and zero RFI. 

Mike
WM4B


On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:41 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS wrote:

 Mine is a two stage compressor and variable speed blower in the air handler, just for an FYI.  I've not noticed any RFI on any band.  I can't promise that you won't, but I haven't.

You can realize real cost savings with a new blower and two stage compressor. We have a 4 ton unit and went from the old system running 18 hrs a day and it still remaining 82-84 degrees in the house on 95+ degree days to running reasonably and maintaining it at 75 in the house with no trouble. Dang near cut our power bill in half.


Food for thought...


Matt
AK4MK

Virus-free. www.avast.com

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Rick - N7WE < n7we1980@...> wrote:
Thjanks for the quick responses and the advice guys.  Greatly appreciated.  Here's what I know so far:
1) Our 16 year old unit is a Lennox that uses R-22 refrigerant.  R-22 will no longer be manufactured or sold after 2020 (Thank you government!)  So even if I repair and recharge the current one, it can't be repaired after 2020. - New unit is only reasonable answer.
2) The contract will definitely have a "no RFI" clause added.
3) Rheem and Goodman get good internet reviews.
4) From what I read on the internet, the RFI problems come mostly from the "variable speed" models.  They are supposedly the best for comfort, but 2 stage compressor models and single stage compressor models are still made.  So I think we are looking at an old style single stage compressor, and do not replace the constant speed air handler motor please!  Our old unit made no RFI from the compressor, the control unit, nor the air handler.  More later.  Again many many tnz
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Mine is a two stage compressor and variable speed blower in the air handler, just for an FYI.  I've not noticed any RFI on any band.  I can't promise that you won't, but I haven't.

You can realize real cost savings with a new blower and two stage compressor. We have a 4 ton unit and went from the old system running 18 hrs a day and it still remaining 82-84 degrees in the house on 95+ degree days to running reasonably and maintaining it at 75 in the house with no trouble. Dang near cut our power bill in half.

Food for thought...

Matt
AK4MK

Virus-free. www.avast.com

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Thjanks for the quick responses and the advice guys.  Greatly appreciated.  Here's what I know so far:
1) Our 16 year old unit is a Lennox that uses R-22 refrigerant.  R-22 will no longer be manufactured or sold after 2020 (Thank you government!)  So even if I repair and recharge the current one, it can't be repaired after 2020. - New unit is only reasonable answer.
2) The contract will definitely have a "no RFI" clause added.
3) Rheem and Goodman get good internet reviews.
4) From what I read on the internet, the RFI problems come mostly from the "variable speed" models.  They are supposedly the best for comfort, but 2 stage compressor models and single stage compressor models are still made.  So I think we are looking at an old style single stage compressor, and do not replace the constant speed air handler motor please!  Our old unit made no RFI from the compressor, the control unit, nor the air handler.  More later.  Again many many tnz
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Rick - N7WE
 

Thjanks for the quick responses and the advice guys.  Greatly appreciated.  Here's what I know so far:
1) Our 16 year old unit is a Lennox that uses R-22 refrigerant.  R-22 will no longer be manufactured or sold after 2020 (Thank you government!)  So even if I repair and recharge the current one, it can't be repaired after 2020. - New unit is only reasonable answer.
2) The contract will definitely have a "no RFI" clause added.
3) Rheem and Goodman get good internet reviews.
4) From what I read on the internet, the RFI problems come mostly from the "variable speed" models.  They are supposedly the best for comfort, but 2 stage compressor models and single stage compressor models are still made.  So I think we are looking at an old style single stage compressor, and do not replace the constant speed air handler motor please!  Our old unit made no RFI from the compressor, the control unit, nor the air handler.  More later.  Again many many tnz
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

Some call areas ran out of the KN/WN pre-fixes before other call areas. I vaguely remember an article in QST/73/Ham Radio/CQ about it. Sometime in the '70s.

Mike - W0TMW #2207

--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 12/07/2017 06:40 PM, Mike Besemer wrote:

I’m pretty sure they stopped the ‘N’ long before the novice went away.  I seem to recall guys getting KA8 or KB8 calls as novices.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike W0TMW
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:32 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I had a WN0 in the early '70s. They stopped the 'N' when the FCC killed the Novice license.
Mike - W0TMW #2207
--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 12/07/2017 06:05 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Probably early 60's.   .....  Lost records ?    You believed those goldbricks who avoid work at all costs at FCC ???   All you need do is pick up an old callbook from the time you had WN call and look in up.

Jerry  n9avy
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From: Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io 
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC.

Steve
KM4FLF

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.


My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy
________________________________________
From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io 
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

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


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy
















Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I had a 17 SEER Trane installed this summer.  It cost me a small fortune, but it's quiet both in terms of RFI and acoustics.

YMMV.

Mike
WM4B


On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:

 I need some advice - quick.  Our AC died and here in Florida, even this time of year, it is a "replace quick" item.  I have heard and read horror stories of replacement AC units that create horrible RFI.  If you know anything about this issue or have any experience - good or bad - please let me know soonest possible.  The sales guy will be here this afternoon.  Many tnx.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

We installed a Goodman 18 SEER heat pump about 2 1/2 years ago. It's been surprisingly quiet.

Good luck, Rick, and don't let them bend you over the rail!

73

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



On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Get the salesman to put it in contract that it will be "RFI Free".   If he balks at that find someone else.

Jerry n9avy



From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: [070Club] A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #ACReplacement

I need some advice - quick.  Our AC died and here in Florida, even this time of year, it is a "replace quick" item.  I have heard and read horror stories of replacement AC units that create horrible RFI.  If you know anything about this issue or have any experience - good or bad - please let me know soonest possible.  The sales guy will be here this afternoon.  Many tnx.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602




Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Mike Flowers
 

What brand/model is your existing/broken unit?   If you were happy with the RFI or lack of from them, seems like the place to start.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick - N7WE
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 8:02 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #ACReplacement

 

I need some advice - quick.  Our AC died and here in Florida, even this time of year, it is a "replace quick" item.  I have heard and read horror stories of replacement AC units that create horrible RFI.  If you know anything about this issue or have any experience - good or bad - please let me know soonest possible.  The sales guy will be here this afternoon.  Many tnx.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Jerry N9AVY
 

Get the salesman to put it in contract that it will be "RFI Free".   If he balks at that find someone else.

Jerry n9avy



From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: [070Club] A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #ACReplacement

I need some advice - quick.  Our AC died and here in Florida, even this time of year, it is a "replace quick" item.  I have heard and read horror stories of replacement AC units that create horrible RFI.  If you know anything about this issue or have any experience - good or bad - please let me know soonest possible.  The sales guy will be here this afternoon.  Many tnx.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



A/C Replacement Advice Pls! #acreplacement

Rick - N7WE
 

I need some advice - quick.  Our AC died and here in Florida, even this time of year, it is a "replace quick" item.  I have heard and read horror stories of replacement AC units that create horrible RFI.  If you know anything about this issue or have any experience - good or bad - please let me know soonest possible.  The sales guy will be here this afternoon.  Many tnx.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Welcome

bowerjohn41 <poppajohnbower@...>
 

Welcome John, have fun. Look forward to meeting you on the waterfall.
John KE4JB

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 8:21 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s). 

2581  John   W8VYM

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: Welcome

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Welcome John! You are in for some real fun and real good friends!

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 5:21 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Welcome

 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s). 

2581  John   W8VYM

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s). 

2581  John   W8VYM

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: WTW

Jim K5SP
 

If I could work several hundred A, E, I, O, U, and N, I would be done.
Until this, I did not know how many vowels were needed to spell the continents, and how few N's there are!

Jim K5SP

On 12/7/2017 6:59 PM, Dan Morris wrote:
Thanks Matt — 

Yea, I believe I have somewhere around 1,025 left to go!!!   Whew

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Dec 7, 2017, at 6:48 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS <kk4cps@...> wrote:

Yep, Dan, that's the way it works. You can work me 9 times for the "M" in AK4MK, once per "endorsement" on the WTW award.

Here's the WTW FAQ that my clarify other questions you may have: http://podxs070.com/work-the-world-award-series/wtw-faqs

Stick with it - it's a LOT of QSOs, but, man, what a feeling of accomplishment when you wrap it up!

Hope that helps!

73

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


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Can one work the same call for different letter blocks??
So, if I work a call with an A and finish up that particular country, etc, can I then work that same call with the A for a separate block of letters that have an A in it. i.e.  if I work an A in Brazil can I work that same person for his A for Columbia???

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!











--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Cool service - K4RJD

Richard Drexel <richdrexel@...>
 

HA! No, not dropped off, just super busy and haven't had much time to do much of anything else. I ended up landing a position in downtown Atlanta (about an hour and a half commute from where I live) as a developer.



On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Jim Innis <jinnis@...> wrote:
Thought maybe you had dropped off the surface of the planet. Need to stay in touch rich, I taught you better than that!




--
Richard Drexel

Reply to: richdrexel@...


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

WPX guys like me too, although I think they liked my old call (KG8L) better!

Mike
WM4B


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:54 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 For those who track prefixes for CQ Awards (WPX)  some of the old WN, KN , etc. call signs are semi rare.



Jerry  n9avy





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From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Late in responding as I am out of town. Hopefully be home late afternoon or evening tomorrow. 

My WN call was issued in 1967.  I do have a couple of the old paper Callbooks from back them at home 

Lot of history in these posts.

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF (which is my 2nd original call other than the WN call sign, Dated from the 60’s when I was in HS)

On Dec 7, 2017, at 21:28, Stephen Melachrinos < melachri@...> wrote:

I know Pete. And I think I have more old callbooks than he does. (I know where he got his, and I had first dibs on that collection.)

His advantage is that he's retired, and has more time for this. I'm still working 40+ hours a week. He's also better at publicity than I am. But if you ask the FCC for help with old callsigns, they'll send you to me, not him.


Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE < n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club < 070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve-
There is a guy - NL7XM - known as Pete the Greek - who has a marvelous collection of old call books.  If you sent him your old call and home location at the time, he would research it back to your first listing in the Call Books and send you a copy.  It used to be he didn't charge anything, but most people sent some $ to help with copy costs and mailing.   His QRZ page has a picture of him standing in front of a bookcase filled with call books. I think he is still doing it.  There is an eHam review  HERE
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Steve - I can vouch for that as well.    I went to the FCC and they ended up sending me to you.  I think that was earlier this year or late last year!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Dec 7, 2017, at 9:28 PM, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

I know Pete. And I think I have more old callbooks than he does. (I know where he got his, and I had first dibs on that collection.)

His advantage is that he's retired, and has more time for this. I'm still working 40+ hours a week. He's also better at publicity than I am. But if you ask the FCC for help with old callsigns, they'll send you to me, not him.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve-
There is a guy - NL7XM - known as Pete the Greek - who has a marvelous collection of old call books.  If you sent him your old call and home location at the time, he would research it back to your first listing in the Call Books and send you a copy.  It used to be he didn't charge anything, but most people sent some $ to help with copy costs and mailing.   His QRZ page has a picture of him standing in front of a bookcase filled with call books. I think he is still doing it.  There is an eHam review HERE
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Jerry N9AVY
 

For those who track prefixes for CQ Awards (WPX)  some of the old WN, KN , etc. call signs are semi rare.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Late in responding as I am out of town. Hopefully be home late afternoon or evening tomorrow. 

My WN call was issued in 1967.  I do have a couple of the old paper Callbooks from back them at home 

Lot of history in these posts.

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF (which is my 2nd original call other than the WN call sign, Dated from the 60’s when I was in HS)

On Dec 7, 2017, at 21:28, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

I know Pete. And I think I have more old callbooks than he does. (I know where he got his, and I had first dibs on that collection.)

His advantage is that he's retired, and has more time for this. I'm still working 40+ hours a week. He's also better at publicity than I am. But if you ask the FCC for help with old callsigns, they'll send you to me, not him.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve-
There is a guy - NL7XM - known as Pete the Greek - who has a marvelous collection of old call books.  If you sent him your old call and home location at the time, he would research it back to your first listing in the Call Books and send you a copy.  It used to be he didn't charge anything, but most people sent some $ to help with copy costs and mailing.   His QRZ page has a picture of him standing in front of a bookcase filled with call books. I think he is still doing it.  There is an eHam review HERE
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Fr Richard R
 

Late in responding as I am out of town. Hopefully be home late afternoon or evening tomorrow. 

My WN call was issued in 1967.  I do have a couple of the old paper Callbooks from back them at home 

Lot of history in these posts.

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF (which is my 2nd original call other than the WN call sign, Dated from the 60’s when I was in HS)

On Dec 7, 2017, at 21:28, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

I know Pete. And I think I have more old callbooks than he does. (I know where he got his, and I had first dibs on that collection.)

His advantage is that he's retired, and has more time for this. I'm still working 40+ hours a week. He's also better at publicity than I am. But if you ask the FCC for help with old callsigns, they'll send you to me, not him.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve-
There is a guy - NL7XM - known as Pete the Greek - who has a marvelous collection of old call books.  If you sent him your old call and home location at the time, he would research it back to your first listing in the Call Books and send you a copy.  It used to be he didn't charge anything, but most people sent some $ to help with copy costs and mailing.   His QRZ page has a picture of him standing in front of a bookcase filled with call books. I think he is still doing it.  There is an eHam review HERE
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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