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locked Re: CARS Membership Dues are due! - Thu, 12/31/2020 #cal-reminder

Dave K4DES
 

Cash is fine.
David Schall
Treasurer

On Dec 11, 2020, at 8:25 AM, Chad Moore <ninjapaladin@...> wrote:

I got a quick question about membership do you take payment methods like cash $ ? Thanks 73’s best regards sunshiners and Propagation is good early this Morning and got Naples sarnet  and river view NI4CE pretty happy has a ham :) 


locked Re: CARS Membership Dues are due! - Thu, 12/31/2020 #cal-reminder

Doug KM4LKC
 

Cash or Check is fine.
If it is convenient, you can drop it by the ELKS on most Fridays from 11:00 am until 12:30.  Just give it to an officer of the club - Usually Dave K3FHP or Dave Schall, K4DES.
Map to Elks is found here.


locked How effective is the antenna on YOUR handheld radio? #makeitradio

Doug KM4LKC
 

One of the questions generated by our emergency communications event revolved around the quality of the antennas on our handheld radios.
Certainly, some handheld radios worked better than others.  But how much difference does an aftermarket antenna make over the stock rubber-ducky?

We can set up a test of the various antennas and radios.

Dave, K3FHP suggested using an SDR radio as a control receiver.  Tom Chance also mentioned this as a way to monitor the antenna performance.
Dave, NC4CC suggested having the test at a location that had power for computers and printers so we can document and print the results.
Bob, KC1MAM suggested Winter Field Day would be a great location and time for the program.

Of course, the handheld radio is part of the antenna.  So the question is not what is the best antenna.  Rather it is what is the best antenna on YOUR radio.

How does Winter Field Day sound as a date and location for the handheld antenna test?
Does anyone have any thoughts on the specifics of the test?



--

Doug KM4LKC
Having fun promoting amateur radio technology


locked Re: CARS Membership Dues are due! - Thu, 12/31/2020 #cal-reminder

Chad - W4SWI
 

I got a quick question about membership do you take payment methods like cash $ ? Thanks 73’s best regards sunshiners and Propagation is good early this Morning and got Naples sarnet  and river view NI4CE pretty happy has a ham :) 


locked Winter Field Day Organizational Meeting - Friday, December 18th @ 1:30 pm

Doug KM4LKC
 

Please join us for our Winter Field Day Organizational Meeting on Friday, December 18th at 1:30 pm (after the ELKS).
This is strictly a discussion and planning session held on-site.

We need many people involved to help us break the project into small bites.

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/n6wGGDKneHbHv4Js9

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Doug KM4LKC
Having fun promoting amateur radio technology


locked Tampa Bay Hamfest and WCF Convention - Sat, 12/12/2020 8:00am-2:00pm #cal-reminder

main@CARS-FL.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Tampa Bay Hamfest and WCF Convention

When: Saturday, 12 December 2020, 8:00am to 2:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:Florida Strawberry Festival Facility 2209 W Oak Ave, Plant City, FL 33563

View Event

Organizer: Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council ag4qx@... 813-300-3668

Description: The Hamfest Committee travels to the 45th annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and WRRL Florida State Convention.
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/tampa-bay-hamfest-arrl-florida-state-convention


locked Re: CARS MONTHLY MEETING - Thu, 12/10/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Chad - W4SWI
 

Topic: CARS WX4E's Zoom Meeting
Time: Dec 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 860 3486 5084
Passcode: 947797


locked Re: CARS MONTHLY MEETING - Thu, 12/10/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Ian KO4EFS
 

 I can't find the link to the zoom meeting


On Thu, Dec 10, 2020, 6:27 PM Duwain W8JJV <duwainhunt@...> wrote:
zoom meeting link please
Duwain


locked Re: CARS MONTHLY MEETING - Thu, 12/10/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Duwain W8JJV
 

zoom meeting link please
Duwain


locked CARS MONTHLY MEETING - Thu, 12/10/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@CARS-FL.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: CARS MONTHLY MEETING

When: Thursday, 10 December 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, PUNTA GORDA LENOX HALL

View Event

Organizer: CARS INFO@... 305-951-9834

Description:


locked Re: CARS MONTHLY MEETING - Thu, 12/10/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

David Weinstein K3FHP
 

For those wo may have missed the information, the meeting will be in person at our normal location but will also be broadcast on Zoom.   Though we believe the best experience is always in person where possible, the access information to the Zoom meeting is displayed below.

73, K3FHP



CARS WX4E is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: CARS WX4E's Zoom Meeting
Time: Dec 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 860 3486 5084
Passcode: 947797
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,86034865084#,,,,,,0#,,947797# US (New York)
+13017158592,,86034865084#,,,,,,0#,,947797# US (Washington D.C)
 
Dial by your location
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 860 3486 5084
Passcode: 947797
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kB1cUvCvH


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Herb KM4HNB
 

You are in your self?


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Bob KC9DRY
 

Add me to the list Bob Mayes  KC9DRY, Thanks
 

Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 7:51 PM
Subject: [CARS-FL] Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio
 
If you want to do a group order, please add your name here,  If we can get 10 or more people together, we can order the parts for everyone.
 



 
Angelo, K3YUN shares his recent success building an inexpensive antenna for 6 meters.  Angelo is able to work stations 18 miles from his QTH with this easy-to-build projexct.

Angelo shares the following information -

The lengths that I used are as follows:
Measure 54 inches from the end of the coax, cut, and strip back the black outer covering.
Carefully cut back and remove the brad shield.
Measure from the point  where you removed  shield down the length of coax 49.5 inches, and place a mark on that point,
this is where the 13 turn winding will begin.
 
I placed a piece of shrink tubing at the point where shied was removed to keep water out.
After the antenna is completed you can prune the top half of the antenna for best SWR measurements, a photo of my reading is shown.
I have had great success with this simple half-wave vertical antenna talking over a radius of 20 miles. Your mileage may vary.

Parts List
 

Here are some other link about this antenna:

 
http://n4ser.org/2018/simple-6m-antenna-for-anyone/

http://vk2zoi.com/articles/half-wave-flower-pot/

Angelo, K3YUN
--

Doug KM4LKC
Having fun promoting amateur radio technology


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Wilson WK3F
 

Please add my name to the project list.
Wilson
WK3E


On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 7:51 PM Doug KM4LKC via groups.io <sunburned_fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you want to do a group order, please add your name here,  If we can get 10 or more people together, we can order the parts for everyone.
 



 
Angelo, K3YUN shares his recent success building an inexpensive antenna for 6 meters.  Angelo is able to work stations 18 miles from his QTH with this easy-to-build projexct.

Angelo shares the following information - 

The lengths that I used are as follows:
Measure 54 inches from the end of the coax, cut, and strip back the black outer covering.
Carefully cut back and remove the brad shield.
Measure from the point  where you removed  shield down the length of coax 49.5 inches, and place a mark on that point,
this is where the 13 turn winding will begin.
 
I placed a piece of shrink tubing at the point where shied was removed to keep water out.
After the antenna is completed you can prune the top half of the antenna for best SWR measurements, a photo of my reading is shown.
I have had great success with this simple half-wave vertical antenna talking over a radius of 20 miles. Your mileage may vary.

Parts List 
 

Here are some other link about this antenna:

 

Angelo, K3YUN
--

Doug KM4LKC
Having fun promoting amateur radio technology


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Leonard N4LJT
 

Count me in, KO4FHZ, Leonard.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 8:54 AM, Angelo K3YUN <adramis164@...> wrote:



Doug, I built my antenna  using the following link:
https://vk1nam.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/sota-6m-coaxial-dipole-antenna/
Parts List 

30 feet of RG58/CU coax cable
1- 2 inch diameter pill bottle ( photo enclosed) a 2 inch diameter pvc coupler could be subbed
1- PL259 connector, or connector of your choice.
2 wire ties 
shrink wrap
1- 20 foot fishing pole https://www.walmart.com/ip/South-Bend-Kwik-Stix-20-Telescopic-Fishing-Pole/20594147


The lengths that i used are as follows:
Measure 54 inches from the end of coax, cut and strip back the black outer covering.
Carefully cut back and remove the brad shield.
Measure from the point  where you removed  shield down the length of coax 49.5 inches, and place a mark on that point,
this is where the 13 turn winding will begin.

I placed a piece of shrink tubing at the point where shied was removed to keep water out.
After the antenna is compleated you can prun the top half of the antenna for best SWR measurements, a photo of my reading is shown.
I have had great success whith this simple half wave vertical antenna talking over a radius of 20 miles. Your milage may varry.

Here are some other link about this antenna:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8hQRjI3BPk

http://n4ser.org/2018/simple-6m-antenna-for-anyone/





On Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 12:39 PM Angelo Drammissi <adramis164@... wrote:
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locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

David NC4CC
 

Count me in too.

 

Dave NC4CC

 

From: main@CARS-FL.groups.io [mailto:main@CARS-FL.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul KO4ACZ / Mo KO4ADA
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:42 AM
To: Doug KM4LKC <sunburned_fl@...>; main@CARS-FL.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CARS-FL] Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

 

Count us in. Thanks.


locked G3 Storm Predicted

Jim W0ZEN
 

Hi Everybody;

Storm Update!

NOAA has now issued a WATA50 warning and shortened the time of impact by -5 h to 2020-12-09 - 00:00 UTC. This starts with a G1 storm for the Dec. 09th, increasing to a G3 on the 10th and then G2 for the 11th. See message below.
Stay tuned for more updates....



Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
Serial Number: 64
Issue Time: 2020 Dec 08 1506 UTC
 
WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted
 
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Dec 09:  G1 (Minor)   Dec 10:  G3 (Strong)   Dec 11:  G2 (Moderate)


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Paul KO4ACZ / Mo KO4ADA
 

Count us in. Thanks.


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Duwain W8JJV
 

I am in Duwain


locked Re: Club Project - Build Your Own 6 meter antenna #makeitradio

Angelo K3YUN
 

Swr reading from the antenna I made


On Tue, Dec 8, 2020, 8:54 AM Angelo K3YUN via groups.io <adramis164=gmail.com@groups.io wrote:


Doug, I built my antenna  using the following link:
https://vk1nam.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/sota-6m-coaxial-dipole-antenna/
Parts List 

30 feet of RG58/CU coax cable
1- 2 inch diameter pill bottle ( photo enclosed) a 2 inch diameter pvc coupler could be subbed
1- PL259 connector, or connector of your choice.
2 wire ties 
shrink wrap
1- 20 foot fishing pole https://www.walmart.com/ip/South-Bend-Kwik-Stix-20-Telescopic-Fishing-Pole/20594147


The lengths that i used are as follows:
Measure 54 inches from the end of coax, cut and strip back the black outer covering.
Carefully cut back and remove the brad shield.
Measure from the point  where you removed  shield down the length of coax 49.5 inches, and place a mark on that point,
this is where the 13 turn winding will begin.

I placed a piece of shrink tubing at the point where shied was removed to keep water out.
After the antenna is compleated you can prun the top half of the antenna for best SWR measurements, a photo of my reading is shown.
I have had great success whith this simple half wave vertical antenna talking over a radius of 20 miles. Your milage may varry.

Here are some other link about this antenna:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8hQRjI3BPk

http://n4ser.org/2018/simple-6m-antenna-for-anyone/





On Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 12:39 PM Angelo Drammissi <adramis164@... wrote:
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Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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