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  Echolink is now operational
Posted by: AB7BS - 02-01-2012, 07:59 AM - Forum: 513 Repeater System - Replies (1)

I have finished the Echolink installation. It links into the Marys Pk. Hub and the delays are low. No more linking through the Buck Mt. repeater..... It will announce new connections into the system, but i have disconnects messages off.

If you wish to call out from the repeater system use the following commands:

22 + node number (Connect)
88 Disconnect

Enjoy

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  Swap Net List for January 31, 2012
Posted by: w0ulf - 01-31-2012, 08:13 PM - Forum: Tuesday Night Weekly List - No Replies

The Tuesday Night Swap Net - Online Edition!

My name is Vaughn, W0ULF in Albany, and I will be recording the listings of the Tuesday Night Swap Net each week for John and Cyrel. I will be posting the listings here on the MY513.NET forums. If you see something here that you are interested in, please get in touch with the lister directly via their contact information or send me a private message here and I'll do what I can to relay the traffic.

If you are a lister and would like me to update your list, please send me a private message and let me know what you'd like changed. I'll get to it ASAP. You can also contact me on the 145.130- repeater most evenings after 16:00 PST.

The listings:


wo7z - Tom in Aumsville has several items to list:

For Sale:

TWO (2) x Icom 2100 transcievers! - These units both are ready to run with mics, power cords, and mobile mounts - $100 each

Kenwood SP520 speaker - $65

Used gel cell batteries - Many makes, models, and sizes! Give Tom a call for availability


Wants:

Cushcraft 148 20T - 2m horizontal/vertical beam antenna

Call him at 503-749-2041


ka7hbb - Mike - Wants a 4:1 or 9:1 balun - [EMAIL="ka7hbb@arrl.net"]ka7hbb@arrl.net[/EMAIL] or 503-930-2439 cell

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  Sign up sheet for field day!!
Posted by: K7SGS - 01-31-2012, 07:13 PM - Forum: News & Events - Replies (18)

This is a thread for sign up, if you can bring your expertise and or Ham gear for field day please post!! This could be small or big depending on participation.. So post what you are wanting or willing to bring or do, and if its just show up thats ok to. We may be doing a campout for this shindig, but you may wish to come one day or the other or both! We are planing this now so we are prepaired when the time comes!!! If you have suggestions for this topic please use the thread called field day And outdoor activitys!! As this is the sign up thread to say who is up to the challenge and what the would do to contribute!! Contributing could be nothing more than showing up, or to bring items such as a generator or a beam, or somthing simple like yourself!! This will be big for us being our first field day as a group!!
!!!!!Later Stacey!!!!!

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  Survival tip of the day!
Posted by: K7SGS - 01-31-2012, 08:00 AM - Forum: Sportsman Net - Replies (15)

For a great fire starter, get some cotton balls the real cotton not the synthetic stuff!! Soak and rub petroleum jelly into them. After that kinda ring them out! Store in a water tight container such as a film container.. You will be suprized how easy a spark lights these!! Also save your dryer lint and vacuum seal, also great! More tips to come, Ill try to post one every day... Feel free to post your tips as well!!

!!!!!Later Stacey!!!!!

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  Field day and outdoor activities!
Posted by: K7SGS - 01-30-2012, 09:27 PM - Forum: News & Events - Replies (33)

Im not happy with recent events, and my own personal profesionalism! Let me be the first to say that im going to do my best to turn this around, and help promote the group at large! What would we like to see, not see, activities we could be doing? Weather plays a big role so I figure if we start planing now we could have it together come field day!! Anyone interested? Also a trip to the repeater sight on Marys peak for BBQ and the view! Get to know the mountain range. Take in some observations! Bring binoculars and a compass mabey a map! Hop over to Praire peak check out the sights! Just one Idea, any takers? How about Ideas? Just starting this thread so whos next to post ideas?

!!!!!Later Stacey!!!!!

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  What are the technical details of this repeater system?
Posted by: AE7PA - 01-26-2012, 07:47 PM - Forum: 513 Repeater System - Replies (4)

Is there a good place (online) that explains all the technical details of this and the whole Marys Peak http://maryspeak.net/ repeater system. What type of receivers and transmitters, antennas and towers, e power, links and echolink, and how the whole system works together?

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  A story I wrote for the LBCC student paper, The Commuter.
Posted by: KL2BO - 01-25-2012, 09:13 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

[SIZE="5"][/SIZE]http://lbcommuter.com/2012/01/23/ham-operations-are-always-prepared/




Ham Operations Are Always Prepared

Posted on January 23, 2012 by LBCommuter





Dale Hummel | Contributing Writer

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Image by Joshua Fuller via Flickr

It was a dark and stormy night. The trees bent and swayed to the will of the crazed wind, and the rain came smashing down against the window pane. The National Weather Service had advised that adverse conditions were on the way; however, this appeared to be very serious.

Suddenly, a huge gust of wind crossed some power wires nearby and a bright blue flash illuminated the entire neighborhood. Seconds later the lights went out all over that side of town. I looked at my cell phone and watched the antenna receive bars drop from bars from full to nothing.

Nothing worked! How do I contact people? How do I contact the emergency services? When all else fails, ham radio works!

Since the turn of the century people have been using amateur, or “ham” radio, for emergency and other kinds of communication. Hams are best known for jumping to action during times of bad weather, floods, earthquakes, or any other type of adverse condition. They even use their own equipment to help their communities in times of need.


A nation organization for emergency communication is called The Amateur Radio Emergency Service, (A.R.E.S.). The storm of 2007 battered the Northwest part of Oregon, with 120 mph winds and torrential rain that knocked out all power and communication to the region.


About 200 ham radio operators, according to computerworld.com, volunteered their time and equipment to provide vital communication for the well being of the area. Emergency communications, however, isn’t the only use for ham radio.


In ham radio, you can talk with people across the street, across the state, across the country, or across the world. Some of the most interesting people are hams, and interesting people have interesting conversations.


Among people who are hams, are singer/song writer Ronnie Milsap, pop singer Lance Bass from ‘N SYNC, country singer Patty Loveless, Joe Walsh of The Eagles, Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.


Anyone can be a ham. There is no age limit. All anyone needs to do is take a test for a Federal Communication Commission license. There are people you may know who are hams.


Marcene Olson is the safety and loss prevention manager at LBCC. She is also a ham. Her call sign is KF7PGK. Mindy McCall is clerical specialist III at LBCC safety and loss prevention office. Her call sign is KF7PGH.


Marcene Olson came up with the Idea of getting volunteers at LBCC to take classes for ham radio licenses through the Linn County Amateur Radio Services, (L.C.A.R.E.S.) Group.


More information on the local ARES group is at qsl.net/lcares/. Marcene obtained her technician license about 10 months ago, and is involved with emergency preparedness and response in the community.


She sees ham radio as an addition to social media and says there is good potential for learning. Like anything else, there is a bad side to the hobby. Two of the biggest down-sides are expense and that some neighborhoods don’t allow antennae.


The greatest appeal, according to Marcene, is helping others during times of need and the nostalgic feel of being a radio operator.


Marcene is not the only person in the area who enjoys being a licensed radio operator.


Tony Masvida, of Albany, has been a ham for 46 years. In high school he was confused on whether to take wood shop or electronics. About that time the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake occurred, and he heard a lot of broadcasts from Alaska calling for help or giving reports. Tony knew then what he wanted.


Today Tony is the president of the Linn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Group and helps in neighborhood watch programs. He really enjoys the hobby and likes helping people.


Not just anyone can be an amateur radio operator. Citizens band, (C.B.) radios and ham radios are not the same. Anyone can have and operate a C.B. No license is required; however, ham radios require a license and some responsibility for use.


This helps to ensure a better quality of radio operators. There are currently three levels of ham radio licenses: technician, general and extra class. Some radio clubs offer classes and testing sessions. Many clubs have “elmers”, or ham tutors. These people are experienced operators who help new hams with the hobby.


There are several ways a licensed operator may communicate on the ham “bands.” Many entry level licensed people, or “techs,” talk on 2 meter, (VHF) and 440 centimeter, (UHF) repeaters. This allows for mainly local or regional communications.


High Frequency, (HF) communication requires the operator to hold a general level license. HF allows for communication around the country and around the world. For most hams this level is sufficient, however, to many operators this is not enough.


The extra class license allows the operator to go anywhere in the amateur radio frequency spectrum. Along with voice, there are several modes of communication in ham radio, such as: Morse code, digital, radio teletype, PSK, which is a form of digital, and television.


Amateur radio can be very expensive; costing as much as $10,000 for one “base” radio + coax, antenna, etc, but as little as $100 for a 2 meter hand-held radio.


Like most things, it depends how much effort you want to give. Next to a cell phone, a hand held (HT) ham radio can be cheaper. After the initial cost, except for the cost of electricity, it’s free to operate.


There are ways to look in to ham radio. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is a national organization that helps hams and people who want to get into ham radio. Another excellent place for information and study material is aarl.org, as well as gordonwestradioschool.com.


Both of these sites are very good sources of information when the “bug” bites. The amateur radio operator of today is not your grampa’s type of operator. Hams have launched in the 21st century with style and vigor. To check out what amateur radio is like today, go to: youtu.be/varHL752Odk.


If anyone on campus has an interest in ham radio or obtaining an amateur radio license, staff can contact Marcene Olson at (541) 917-4940 and students may contact Mindy McCall at. (541) 917-4309.
73.


Note to reader: The author is a general class licenced amateur radio operator. Call sign KL2BO.

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  Rickreal Hamfair 2012 Deals
Posted by: W7RMG - 01-25-2012, 01:07 PM - Forum: News & Events - Replies (11)

Just a Reminder:

Coming up in February is the 32nd Annual Hamfair located in Rickreal at the Polk County Fairgrounds Saturday, the 18th. Doors open at 9:00 am, ticket sales starts at 8:00am and are $8.

Raffle prizes include:

· An Icom IC-2200H - 2M Mobile
· An Icom IC-2820H - 2M/440 Mobile
· A Yaesu VX-6R - 2M/220/440 HT

Raffle drawings will be held at 2:30pm, winners not need to be present to win.

For a downloadable flier, click on this link: http://www.w7sra.com/flyer/Flyer%202012%...10-18b.pdf


Ok, I fixed this stupid link once again and now it should work.

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  Swap Net List for January 24, 2012
Posted by: w0ulf - 01-24-2012, 08:33 PM - Forum: Tuesday Night Weekly List - No Replies

The Tuesday Night Swap Net - Online Edition!

My name is Vaughn, W0ULF in Albany, and I will be recording the listings of the Tuesday Night Swap Net each week for John and Cyrel, and then I'll be posting the listings here on the MY513.NET forums. If you see something here that you are interested in, please get in touch with the lister directly via their contact information or send me a private message here and I'll do what I can to relay the traffic.

If you are a lister and would like me to update your listing, please send me a private message and let me know what you'd like changed. I'll get to it right away. You can also contact me on the 145.130- repeater most evenings after 16:00 PST.


[SIZE="5"]The listings:[/SIZE]

w7rmg - Steve in Salem is looking for a Kenwood MC-45DM DTMF mic with an 8 pin modular jack. He needs this for a Kenwood TM642A. He might also be interested in any other DTMF mic that will work on this radio if it is in good shape and at a reasonable price - give him a call at 503-931-8268, send him a private message on the http://WWW.MY513.NET forums, or find him on the repeater

kf7pgg - Fred in Foster - Wants a used 40' or 50' collapsible mast / telescoping pole - f.uhlig@comcast.net or at 541-367-3410 - He also monitors 2m simplex 145.2

kc7nud - Steve in Corvallis - Owns an HP 8200 External CD writer - It won't work on Windows 7, however. He would like $20 for it.

Looking for a ATV video stabilizer? By MFJ? You're in luck! Steve has an MFJ 1425, with cables and external power supply. $20 will land this deal for you.

There is also a pair of Icom IC-22A transceivers in Steve's possession, looking for a new home. One transmits and the other one receives. Both are packed with crystals and otherwise work well. Make him an offer!

Last but not least, he still has a D104 green base mic with 600 Ohm dynamic element in it - Asking $40 for it

There are many ways to get a hold of Steve. You can always reach him here on the MY513.NET forums, or you can call him on his cell phone at 541-619-7942. There is also a good chance you will find him on the 145.130- repeater.

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  Antenna options for 10 meters
Posted by: k7kra - 01-23-2012, 11:53 AM - Forum: Antennas - Replies (5)

I inherited a Realistic HTX-100 (10m rig), and was thinking about stringing up a wire antenna to see what could be heard. I'm not interested in transmitting just yet, as that would probably require a bandpass filter of some sort, which I currently do not have the funds for. Also, I live in a duplex rental, with no attic access and no trees in my backyard. Any suggestions for a purely listening wire antenna?

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