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Event: Sunday Morning NETS - 09/19/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Sunday Morning NETS

When:
09/19/2021
9:30am to 10:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
2m 147.030 9:30 10:00 75m 3.993 10:30am 10m 28.393

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Description:

Please participate in our Sunday Morning Nets...

Schedule:(all times Eastern)
  • 0930: 2m, Echolink, and ALLSTAR 47970 Net 147.030 MHz (+offset 91.5 PL)
  • 1000: 75 meter Net (3.993 MHz LSB +/-QRM)
  • 1030  10 meter Net (28.393 MHz USB +/- QRM)


Philadelphia ARES tonight!

Cliff Hotchkiss (thg)
 

Reminder: Philadelphia ARES

When: Sunday, 19 September 2021, 9:00pm to 10:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

On 147.030 MHz
(+offset 91.5 PL)

EchoLink: W3QV-R

AllStar: 47970

 

Phila ARES

Philadelphia ARES
Amateur Radio Emergency Services net
Every Sunday evening at 2100 (9:00 PM)

 

 

 

http://phlares.org/

 

Description: We have completed our summer traffic practice!  Thanks to all who worked so hard and diligently to learn such a vital skill!  Tonight, we will be testing simplex reach of all stations. Specifically we’ll be testing 70cm using frequency 445.000.  The more people who can participate in this drill the more useful it’ll be!.  So, if you took the summer off from checking in, tonight is the night to return to the net!!  I look forward to seeing you there.  Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions or problems: KC3PGT@....

 

 

Cliff Hotchkiss

KC3PGT

Emergency Coordinator

Philadeplphia County ARES

cliff@...

828-230-8067

 


Event: Sunday Morning NETS - 09/19/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Sunday Morning NETS

When:
09/19/2021
9:30am to 10:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
2m 147.030 9:30 10:00 75m 3.993 10:30am 10m 28.393

View Event

Description:

Please participate in our Sunday Morning Nets...

Schedule:(all times Eastern)
  • 0930: 2m, Echolink, and ALLSTAR 47970 Net 147.030 MHz (+offset 91.5 PL)
  • 1000: 75 meter Net (3.993 MHz LSB +/-QRM)
  • 1030  10 meter Net (28.393 MHz USB +/- QRM)


Event: Philadelphia ARES - 09/19/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Philadelphia ARES

When:
09/19/2021
9:00pm to 10:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
147.030

Organizer: Phila ARES KC3PGT@...

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Description:

Sunday evenings on 147.030 MHz
(+offset 91.5 PL)

Phila ARES Philadelphia ARES
Amateur Radio Emergency Services net
Every Sunday evening at 2100 (9:00 PM)
   

http://phlares.org/


Please join us. You do not have to be a member of Philadelphia ARES to attend.  All are welcome.  For more information or with any questions, please email KC3PGT@....

If you haven’t joined our new groups.io, please go subscribe: https://groups.io/g/PhiladelphiaCountyARES

Cliff Hotchkiss

KC3PGT

Emergency Coordinator

Philadeplphia County ARES


Final HHW Drop Off Locations for 2021

Mark Hinkel
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
To: Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 18, 2021 12:06 pm
Subject: Final HHW Drop Off Locations for 2021

Not sure if I'll make the next hamfest for the area (Red Rose Repeater Hamfest in New Holland - Oct 2nd), but I know I'll have items to take to a Household Hazardous Waste drop off before the end of year.  That includes the longer florescent tubes (2ft and up), old gasoline or other car stuff from the garage, oil base paints and varnish, thermostats with mercury bulbs, etc. 

The HHW drop off people apparently do NOT take electronics or smoke detectors.  They are making it difficult to "not just throw it in the trash".  However 611 Metals in Willow Grove do take the old computers and odd pieces of test equipment we've found in recent estates.  611 Metals do charge for TV and oscilloscopes with CRT tubes.  (about 80 cents / pound)
http://www.611metals.com/

Since everything is now made of plastic, I'm in the habit of taking apart the plastic housing for hedge trimmers, electric shavers, old fans, etc and throwing the plastic parts into the recycle bin the township provides.  Municipalities nowadays provide several trash cans or bins on wheels - one specifically for cans, glass and plastics.  One man drives the truck, which is equipped with a long articulated arm that reaches out to grab the can, then swings up and over the truck to dump the contents into the trash truck.  Read that half or one third the labor costs.

Mark  WA3QVU

Read the pdf here, many drop offs now have registered times;
https://www.chestercountyswa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2382/2021-SEPA-Regional-HHW-FlyerWeb-version20210311?bidId=

Here are the dates and places nearest to Bucks and Montco;
September 25, 2021 Saturday Montgomery Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Rd., Royersford
October 9, 2021 Saturday Chester Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester
October 24, 2021 SUNDAY Montgomery Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley
October 30, 2021 Saturday Bucks Strayer Middle School, 1200 Ronald Reagan Drive, Quakertown
November 6, 2021 Saturday Philadelphia Streets Dept. NE Facility, 3901 Delaware Ave. between Castor & Lewis (Near Allegheny Exit of I-95), Phila.


Event: 5 Cty Digital Training Net - 09/14/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 5 Cty Digital Training Net

When:
09/14/2021
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
147.270 Five County (plus offset 77 PL

Organizer: 5 County Digital Training Net FCDTN@groups.io

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Description:

5 County Digital Training Net

Tuesday evenings on 147.270 Five County
(plus offset 77 PL):

A voice and data net to discuss digital modes
Every Tuesday evening at 1900 (7:00 PM)


Re: Alien Ham?

Jeff Golas aka BAGS aka KC3GJX
 

The answer I'd get: Hello KC3 J...G.....G..X...JX...KC3XJG. 42.

LOL Jeff


On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:05 AM Daniel Wagaman <danieltwagaman@...> wrote:
Let's send a CQ. In a few thousand years we'll have our answer.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM Jim Fisher AJ3DI <jedijf@...> wrote:
So the only natural follow-up is:

Joining Area51 Radio Group for their 1st POTA activation

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/having-fun-joining-area51-radio-group-for-their-1st-pota-activation.779726/







Re: Alien Ham?

Daniel Wagaman
 

Let's send a CQ. In a few thousand years we'll have our answer.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM Jim Fisher AJ3DI <jedijf@...> wrote:
So the only natural follow-up is:

Joining Area51 Radio Group for their 1st POTA activation

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/having-fun-joining-area51-radio-group-for-their-1st-pota-activation.779726/




Re: Alien Ham?

Jim Fisher AJ3DI
 

So the only natural follow-up is:

Joining Area51 Radio Group for their 1st POTA activation

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/having-fun-joining-area51-radio-group-for-their-1st-pota-activation.779726/


Re: Yaesu FT-3DR as new w/RT Systems Programming Software

Steve K3FZT
 

SOLD!

73 de K3FZT / Steve

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 2:54 PM Steve K3FZT <davidson@...> wrote:
FT-3DR in original box with all original items included. Also will include RT Systems programming software (no cable) for it and as soon as sale goes through I will ask RT Systems to transfer the license to you--that requires your call and email address and you'll have to correspond with them to confirm the transfer. Also, all the documentation I've printed (8.5x11 double-sided) from the Yaesu website: Advanced Manual, APRS Manual, WIRES-X Manual, GM Manual. The standard operating manual is included in the box. If we do the transaction in real life, I'm asking $275 cash, Zelle, Paypal friends and family or you pay any fee. If you require it be shipped to you then $290 same payment methods.

I'm doing this because I need to recoup part of the expense of the FT-5DR I've ordered. If not gone by Thursday it will be on QRZ next week for a little bit more $$.

Questions? davidson@...
--
73 de K3FZT / Steve




--
73 de K3FZT / Steve


Yaesu FT-3DR as new w/RT Systems Programming Software

Steve K3FZT
 

FT-3DR in original box with all original items included. Also will include RT Systems programming software (no cable) for it and as soon as sale goes through I will ask RT Systems to transfer the license to you--that requires your call and email address and you'll have to correspond with them to confirm the transfer. Also, all the documentation I've printed (8.5x11 double-sided) from the Yaesu website: Advanced Manual, APRS Manual, WIRES-X Manual, GM Manual. The standard operating manual is included in the box. If we do the transaction in real life, I'm asking $275 cash, Zelle, Paypal friends and family or you pay any fee. If you require it be shipped to you then $290 same payment methods.

I'm doing this because I need to recoup part of the expense of the FT-5DR I've ordered. If not gone by Thursday it will be on QRZ next week for a little bit more $$.

Questions? davidson@pobox.com
--
73 de K3FZT / Steve


Alien Ham?

Peg Daly
 

What do you think?  Alien Ham calling CQ DX? LOL!

https://www.livescience.com/amp/strange-radio-source-milky-way-center?__twitter_impression=true


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Re: Doing it right

Peg Daly
 

That's adorable!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Jeff Golas aka BAGS aka KC3GJX <jeffg@...>
Date: 9/13/21 11:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Philmontmobileradioclub] Doing it right

On a positive note, I thought this was a cool one to share too: https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/pngwlq/my_6yo_son_keying_the_mic_on_his_own_for_the/


Jeff


Doing it right

Jeff Golas aka BAGS aka KC3GJX
 

On a positive note, I thought this was a cool one to share too: https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/pngwlq/my_6yo_son_keying_the_mic_on_his_own_for_the/


Jeff


Re: NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

Michael Concordia
 

Thanks for shearing .
WB3KAC
Michael Concordia
m.concordia@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peg Daly <PegDalyPA@...>
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io <main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Sep 13, 2021 10:58 am
Subject: Re: [Philmontmobileradioclub] NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

Thank you for this.  I didn't know, but I'll never forget now. 

Peg
N3PEG 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Charles_KC3SJK@...
Date: 9/13/21 8:35 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Philmontmobileradioclub] NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago


NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

General

20 years ago today, the worst attack on U.S. soil claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in the air and on the ground. Seven #HamRadio operators were killed performing their jobs in #NewYorkCity and #Virginia. Please remember not only the #SevenHamRadioHeroes who died in the senseless attacks on the #USA on 9/11 20 years ago, but also the almost 3,000 who perished that day. Here are the stories of the seven hams who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, attacks:

-- Steven A. “Steve” Jacobson, N2SJ, 53, of #NewYorkCity, a transmitter engineer for WPIX-TV Channel 11 stationed atop the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter for the master antenna, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NYC.

-- William V. “Bill” Steckman, WA2ACW, 56, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a broadcast transmission engineer for WNBC-TV Channel 4 who was based on the 104th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NewYorkCity.

-- Gerard J. “Rod” Coppola, KA2KET, 46, of #NewYorkCity, a broadcast engineer for WNET-TV Channel 13 on the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

-- Winston A. Grant, KA2DRF, 59, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- Lt. Robert D. “Bob” Cirri Sr., KA2OTD, 39, of Nutley, #NewJersey, a Port Authority of #NY and #NJ police officer, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTrade Center while evacuating workers from the building when it collapsed.

-- Michael G. Jacobs, AA1GO, 54, of Danbury, #Connecticut, a corporate accountant, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- William R. “Bill” Ruth, W3HRD, 57, of Mount Airy, #Maryland, a #veteran of two wars and a social studies #teacher for 30 years, went back to work as a retiree in the #Pentagon, and died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon building in #Virginia.
#911memorial #WeWillNeverForget




Re: NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

Peg Daly
 

Thank you for this.  I didn't know, but I'll never forget now. 

Peg
N3PEG 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: Charles_KC3SJK@...
Date: 9/13/21 8:35 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Philmontmobileradioclub] NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago


NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

General

20 years ago today, the worst attack on U.S. soil claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in the air and on the ground. Seven #HamRadio operators were killed performing their jobs in #NewYorkCity and #Virginia. Please remember not only the #SevenHamRadioHeroes who died in the senseless attacks on the #USA on 9/11 20 years ago, but also the almost 3,000 who perished that day. Here are the stories of the seven hams who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, attacks:

-- Steven A. “Steve” Jacobson, N2SJ, 53, of #NewYorkCity, a transmitter engineer for WPIX-TV Channel 11 stationed atop the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter for the master antenna, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NYC.

-- William V. “Bill” Steckman, WA2ACW, 56, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a broadcast transmission engineer for WNBC-TV Channel 4 who was based on the 104th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NewYorkCity.

-- Gerard J. “Rod” Coppola, KA2KET, 46, of #NewYorkCity, a broadcast engineer for WNET-TV Channel 13 on the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

-- Winston A. Grant, KA2DRF, 59, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- Lt. Robert D. “Bob” Cirri Sr., KA2OTD, 39, of Nutley, #NewJersey, a Port Authority of #NY and #NJ police officer, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTrade Center while evacuating workers from the building when it collapsed.

-- Michael G. Jacobs, AA1GO, 54, of Danbury, #Connecticut, a corporate accountant, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- William R. “Bill” Ruth, W3HRD, 57, of Mount Airy, #Maryland, a #veteran of two wars and a social studies #teacher for 30 years, went back to work as a retiree in the #Pentagon, and died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon building in #Virginia.
#911memorial #WeWillNeverForget


NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

Charles_KC3SJK@...
 

NEVER FORGET: Seven ham radio operators who died in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago

General

20 years ago today, the worst attack on U.S. soil claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in the air and on the ground. Seven #HamRadio operators were killed performing their jobs in #NewYorkCity and #Virginia. Please remember not only the #SevenHamRadioHeroes who died in the senseless attacks on the #USA on 9/11 20 years ago, but also the almost 3,000 who perished that day. Here are the stories of the seven hams who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, attacks:

-- Steven A. “Steve” Jacobson, N2SJ, 53, of #NewYorkCity, a transmitter engineer for WPIX-TV Channel 11 stationed atop the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter for the master antenna, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NYC.

-- William V. “Bill” Steckman, WA2ACW, 56, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a broadcast transmission engineer for WNBC-TV Channel 4 who was based on the 104th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WTC in #NewYorkCity.

-- Gerard J. “Rod” Coppola, KA2KET, 46, of #NewYorkCity, a broadcast engineer for WNET-TV Channel 13 on the 110th floor of the #WorldTradeCenter, died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

-- Winston A. Grant, KA2DRF, 59, of West Hempstead, #NewYork, a specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- Lt. Robert D. “Bob” Cirri Sr., KA2OTD, 39, of Nutley, #NewJersey, a Port Authority of #NY and #NJ police officer, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTrade Center while evacuating workers from the building when it collapsed.

-- Michael G. Jacobs, AA1GO, 54, of Danbury, #Connecticut, a corporate accountant, died in the 9/11 attack on the #WorldTradeCenter in #NewYorkCity.

-- William R. “Bill” Ruth, W3HRD, 57, of Mount Airy, #Maryland, a #veteran of two wars and a social studies #teacher for 30 years, went back to work as a retiree in the #Pentagon, and died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon building in #Virginia.
#911memorial #WeWillNeverForget


FW: [FCDTN] Yard sale summary

Cliff Hotchkiss (thg)
 

We had a WONDERFUL yard sale at Barry’s benefiting the Philadelphia County ARES on Saturday.  THANK YOU to K3EUI, Barry, for such a generous act.  Please see below a summary as well as a list of items still available.

 

73,

Cliff Hotchkiss

KC3PGT

Emergency Coordinator

Philadeplphia County ARES

cliff@...

828-230-8067

 

 

 

From: FCDTN@groups.io <FCDTN@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry K3EUI via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 8:06 AM
To: FCDTN@groups.io
Subject: [FCDTN] Yard sale summary

 

Summary of the K3EUI yard sale
Saturday September 11


It was fantastic.  Saw lots of faces I have not seen in over a year, and finally met some who I have never met in person.

Lots of weight has left my QTH:  two huge amps, two tri-band beams, many smaller antennas, and meters and coax.

Was far too exhausted to pack up and take these to Mullica Hill Hamfest


What do I still have here, ready to find a new home?
Kenwood HF SSB rigs:  
    TS50 (mobile rig) with separate antenna tuner
          I hooked this up to an old Cushcraft R5 on 20m and worked Italy on first attempt (really)

    TS440 very rugged, great sound, a classic with a great D104 mic
          This rig is like a classic '57 Chevy

    TS850 - about the best radio I have every operated (pre-digital signal processing)  SSB,CW,AM,FM
           I used this for 20 years in the Westtown School ham radio shack
           Even has a beautiful  D104 mic for great sound
          Has a SignaLink attached to the rear DATA port for great FLDIGI, VARA, FT8
          2.4 kHz phone filter
          Even sounds pretty decent on AM


Kenwood VHF-UHF pair    (these need some TLC)
     The power comes on with some strange behavior
     Very smooth audio on phone and I got FLDIGI to work well with a SignaLink to the DATA port on 70cm
     These are so smooth:  FM, SSB, CW,  25W output
     Great for satellites but  MANUAL  tracking
    TS811   70cm
    TS711   2 m
    These are the "twins" owned by W3STW (Al) for satellite operation

70cm beams -  long boom  antennas with plenty of gain  (Moon bounce?)

Two giant rotators -  CDR / HyGain  with control boxes
These can turn the larger Tri-band beams
Probably need some new grease

10m antennas
Two different  3 element beams on short booms  (8 ft) for about 6 dB gain  (quadruples your power)
Three different verticals:    Astron A99,  IMAX 2000  (24 ft tall)  simple CB antenna
10 meter  J-pole  wire antenna   (24 ft tall) that you just hang from a tree limb  (no radials)

Tons of coax of all sorts and lengths
(one 50 ft roll says  Amphenol  June 1944) and is still good  (no discoloration of shield)

Test instruments:   voltmeters, ammeters, battery chargers,  two  VTVM  (yes)

Transistor tester
Phone Patch (yes)
And a few D104 mics 

Please call  (610 701 4325)  or make an appointment to see any of these.
Prices are set to sell.


73
Barry  k3eui
West Chester


Re: I found a new hobby in Fusion / Wires X

Daniel Wagaman
 

I'm happy for you Charles. There's a lot to be said for having operators from all over the world accessible from your HT. This hobby has many many avenues all worth exploring when you feel the urge to try them. I can think of several club members who have taken your approach and enjoy it immensely. I borrowed the club's mobile rig with Fusion access as soon as I joined and spent some of exploring. Not enough  to offer any guidance but long enough to see it has a lot to offer. 

I am drawn to analog and HF which is admittedly a lot more work and demands a great deal of space for a decent antenna. My QTH doesn't really allow for HF due to limited space and a high noise floor so I took my show on the road so to speak. I enjoy being outside so I bought a battery and work portable. The antenna goes up in a tree or on the Spiderbeam mast I splurged on recently. After a few frustrating sessions I got the hang of deploying the antenna and now it's my favorite thing to do. I pack up any chance I get.  In fact I just wrapped up a great day on the air and am lounging in my hammock soon to go to sleep. There was a European DX contest I stumbled into and I was able to work Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Russia and Germany and Austria. A red letter day for me!

I left out a key element that's allowed me to get on HF and that is the generosity of a fellow club member offering me an older HF rig at an unrefuasable price. Full disclosure, I would absolutely not be on HF right now if not for Ed - KB3IV. New rigs are out of reach for and I'm too new to feel confident judging a used rig so I would have waited a long while to try it.

Without that stroke of luck I think the digital option would open the greatest number of doors for the smallest investment. It's flexible, portable, and low impact in both physical footprint and required equipment. It's a very logical choice. 

Good luck on your digital operating and let us know how it goes. I am very interested to hear more as you set up your station.

Dan W4GMN

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 3:42 PM Jim Fisher AJ3DI <jedijf@...> wrote:
Yep...and the bonus is good local coverage with WiresX connectivity.

And they are in stock at HRO!



On 9/12/21, Charles_KC3SJK@... <Charles_KC3SJK@...> wrote:
> [Edited Message Follows]
> [Reason: edited product name]
>
> I found a new hobby in Ham radio that I would prefer.
>
> I talk to Tom sometimes on DX-LINK on Echolink and he is getting into
> digital.  I like round table discussions instead of nets and I would be able
> to go around the world with a technician license without having to build a
> lot of antenna.  I would still have to self identify even though my call
> sign would come up on other people's radios because my transmission could go
> out on an analog station.  I would need a Radio I.D. for DMR which I have.
>
> Tom said I could connect to Fusion and Wires X repeaters with the Yaesu
> FT70D H.T. and if I got the TGIF hotspot, I could connect to hundreds and
> thousands of digital nodes.  He said the Yaesu FT70DR has some real weight
> to it and it is not as light as the Baofeng UV 5R.  This is not like a DMR
> radio where I have to program it every day because everything is changing.
>
> He also recommended the TGIF hot spot 3.5 which is $50 more than the Zoom
> Spot 3.5 .  I think the 3.5 means the screen is 3.5 inches and I don't want
> a smaller one.  He mentioned two other models that are no good.  He said I
> could drive down the road and talk on my hotspot using the FT70DR Yaesu
> FT70DR.  I could also connect the hotspot to my cell phone for connecting to
> the internet.
>
> He also said that if I was in a conference with other people and wanted to
> talk to someone particular in the group privately, I could do that without
> disturbing the group or them hearing me.
>
> I talked about getting my general license and he recommended Hamstudy.org
> which is put out by a group of people.  He said you practice on the actual
> test question pool and he did it in five days.  I think he said some group
> like ICOM is behind that website and that I don't need to buy a book or to
> spend any money getting my general.  He said iHamstudy.org has flash cards.
>
> Tom didn't want to overwhelm me or put me off by all of the things it can do
> with this analog/digital radio and he got the top of the line model but some
> people don't want to spend that much on it.  There are other options that
> you can spend money on.
>
> HRO sells it and I could go down to Delaware to pick it up if I wanted it.
> This is kind of the direction I will want to go in the future.
>
>


--
jim fisher
Jedijf
AJ3DI
www.aj3di.com
HamshackHotline ext: 14423
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
  --  Jedi Master Yoda




Re: From the October QST...hot off the stands...

Gwen Patton
 

It did sort of cause a little gobsmackification when the nice lady from ARRL contacted Maggie. I'm still randomly squeeeeeeing over it.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 10:02 PM wa3gm via groups.io <wa3gm=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very nice article 

Greg wa3gm


On Sep 10, 2021, at 5:57 PM, Steve K3FZT <davidson@...> wrote:

Outstanding!

73 de K3FZT / Steve 

On Sep 10, 2021, at 17:10, Peg Daly <PegDalyPA@...> wrote:



That’s awesome!

 

 

 

 

From: Margaret Leber
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@Philmontmobileradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Philmontmobileradioclub] From the October QST...hot off the stands...

 

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Maggie K3XS

 





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