OSH is closing all of their stores. Right now, there is a 10% to 30%
discount on most things out there. I just found out when I went in to
buy some tools, and figured some people here might be interested. Some
of the hand tools were cleared out, but it seemed like most things were
FYI, this came in to the club webmaster today so I am passing it along …
==For release in publications in September, 2018==
The New Improved Nevada QSO Party in October!
The Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society is proud to present the Nevada QSO Party which will be an annual event on the second full weekend in October. This year it will start at 2000 hours Nevada time (PDST) on Friday, October 12 (0300z 10/13/2018) and run until 1400 on Sunday, October 14 (2100z 10/14/2017)
The objective of this contest is to activate and work all 17 of the counties in Nevada. Nevada stations will work anyone, anywhere, and out of state stations will work Nevada Stations. All stations may be worked on the three different modes for up to three times on each HF band and only once on the VHF+ frequencies. Rovers in Nevada can be worked again when they change counties.
The state of Nevada is one of the rarest U.S. States on the air. Be sure to work Nevada in the upcoming Nevada QSO Party; it will be helpful you when going for ARRL WAS (Worked All States award) and other awards like grid zones and counties.
The VHF+ band will consist of all legal frequencies from 50 MHz up to 1300 MHz. In order to bring a lot of new hams into contesting, we are allowing the use of repeaters on these frequencies. There are linked systems which will allow out of state contacts. All modes will be allowed with the exception of the WSJT modes.
On the HF side, Phone, CW, and Digital modes will add multipliers to the QSO points. All conversational digital text modes are allowed with all counting the same. Currently, the WSJT modes do not have a contest exchange message that is handled as a valid regular message, so those modes are not allowed. (This may be changed if this is added to the WSJT program in the future)
Logging software from N1MM will have the ability to work on this contest. For those that are using paper and pencil or some other logging method that does not produce a Cabrillo file, we also have the WA7BNM Cabrillo log maker which will allow you to build a Cabrillo file. All entries over 10 contacts must submit an electronic Cabrillo log.
We also have a sign-up form to allow stations to sign up for the counties which they will activate and what modes they will be using. We are going to try and get operators out in all counties and have all modes covered. Please use this form if you are going to be operating in Nevada.
The Nevada QSO Party website is http://nvqso.com/ Complete rules are listed under the “Rules” tab and please read the FAQs for additional information.
Information is subject to change on the website so be sure to check back regularly. Please visit this site often and pass the word onto your friends!
We are looking forward to your participation in this contest!
For further information on this news release, contact Jim Shepherd at W6US(a)SNARS.ORG
Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM
Director at Large | Co-Chair, Telecommunications Services Committee
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation
Oh wow, that is so cool, thanks Al!!! I had a feeling you might track this down.
It is loaded with helpful detailed instructions. FB on QST references.
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Alan Soenke <ajsoenke(a)aol.com>
> Date: August 25, 2018 at 6:17:22 PM PDT
> To: d.hackleman(a)verizon.net
> Subject: Re: [Sbarc-list] Goodearl trap 40/80 dipole specs
> here is a copy of the sheet you requested. Note: upper left corner has ARRL QST references. This antenna was originally designed as a Novice HF band antenna in the 1960s era.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hackleman via SBARC-list <sbarc-list(a)lists.netlojix.com>
> To: SBARC-list <SBARC-list(a)lists.netlojix.com>
> Sent: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 11:02 am
> Subject: [Sbarc-list] Goodearl trap 40/80 dipole specs
> Hello all, Long ago, I bought the coils (traps?) that Jack Goodearl used to make for 40/80 meter dipoles and sell at SBARC meetings. I never happened to use them but stored them away all these years. Well now they might come in handy for a fellow ham with space limitations. But I misplaced Jack’s sheet of instructions telling where exactly to place them along the wires. Does anyone have this instruction sheet?! Thanks, Dave Hackleman K6VML Sent from my iPhone _______________________________________________ SBARC-list mailing list SBARC-list(a)lists.netlojix.com http://lists.netlojix.com/mailman/listinfo/sbarc-list
Long ago, I bought the coils (traps?) that Jack Goodearl used to make for 40/80 meter dipoles and sell at SBARC meetings.
I never happened to use them but stored them away all these years. Well now they might come in handy for a fellow ham with space limitations. But I misplaced Jack’s sheet of instructions telling where exactly to place them along the wires.
Does anyone have this instruction sheet?!
Dave Hackleman K6VML
Sent from my iPhone
Thanks, Al! All good suggestions and I'm going to note them for the
future. I ended up temporarily just putting the mast INSIDE the 3.5" OD
pipe (it is 3" ID and the OD of my mast is 2.25") and it is working fine
for now, but it spins in the wind (not good :-), and is a little crooked.
I ended up finding the perfect clamp at Talley which Andrew (KG6END) at
Santa Barbara Electronics Supply can order for me at 1/2 the cost that I'd
have to pay direct to Talley. That said, I haven't ordered it yet, so if
anyone has one they want to sell, I'm still looking.
--On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:16 PM -0400 Alan Soenke via SBARC-list
> You can try back to back 'U' bolt clamps in a pinch. It'll take 4
> if one of the mast is free to prevent it from tipping to one side.
> Fence company's have more appropriate clamps for$$. Might try Home
> Depot or OSH. When all else fails use some good baling wire and a large
> nail to form a figure 8. Do it 2 places., one shoulder high and one ankle
> high. For temporary nylon rope will work.
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
> On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Ken Alker - KA6KEN via SBARC-list
> <sbarc-list(a)lists.netlojix.com> wrote:
> I am trying to attach a 2-1/4" O.D. push-up mast to a 3-1/2" O.D. pipe
> I have cemented into the ground (my old 9-foot "big ugly dish" mounting
> pole). Does anyone have anything they want to get rid of or sell that
> accomplish this? Old, rusted, and used is fine.
> SBARC-list mailing list
I am trying to attach a 2-1/4" O.D. push-up mast to a 3-1/2" O.D. pipe that
I have cemented into the ground (my old 9-foot "big ugly dish" mounting
pole). Does anyone have anything they want to get rid of or sell that might
accomplish this? Old, rusted, and used is fine.
6 Meter Fall 2018 SPRINT To Be Held 4pm pdt - 8pm pdt on Saturday, 25 August '18
Here are the dates and times for the 2018 Sprints:
50MHz: Sat-Sun, August 25-26, 20182300Z Sat Aug 26 to 0300Z Sun Aug 27
144MHz: Mon, September 17, 20187PM to 11PM local time
220MHz: Tue, September 25, 20187PM to 11PM local time
432MHz: Wed, October 3, 20187PM to 11PM local time
Microwave 902MHz and up:Sat, October 6, 20188AM to 2PM local time
The rules are posted here.