Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ladder Line - LOW LOSS - LOW LOSS


this Information is specifically about ladder line.



here is an example of a dipole with ladder line


REMEMBER LADDER LINE HAS LOWER LOSS THAN COAX.


here is a typical dipole design

Spacing of the wires in ladder line (and their relative diameter) sets the impedance of the line.



advantages of ladder line
LOW LOSS, less expensive, easy to make, perfect for dipole or loop


disadvantages of ladder line
should not touch almost anything, (house, leaves, metal, trees, etc)


if you know of more tips to help other hams please forward your information to
KA1ULN@MAIL.COM

THANX SO MUCH

33/73

Thursday, September 22, 2016

BYLARA Convention 2016



Convention 2016


The girls of BYLARA are now in the process of planning the convention.


Dates: October 3rd – 10th 2016.

If you have any ideas of what you would like to see or do, or tours you might like, please get hold of:
Carol Jenni, or Judith .

They will take everything into consideration and put the best package together for your enjoyment.

Please note that RSGB Convention for 2016 will be from 7th – 9th October, so those are the dates to work around for our IYL event.

We hope to have something arranged for the three days previous as well, leading up to the RSGB lectures etc.

Elaine 2E1BVS and I spoke to Graham Coomber (RSGB General Manager) at Blackpool.
He is willing to help us in any way that he can and has invited us to attend this year to get a ‘feel’ for the facilities on offer.
So make sure your passports are up to date.
The convention will be held in Milton Keynes
UK

http://bylara.org.uk/conventions/bylara-convention-2016/



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is your HF rig Calibrated?


I was curious to know if what I was seeing on my HF radio display was what I was hearing
or when someone gives me a frequency would my radio be spot on?

we here is the answer: YES of course it is has a superhet.
but the other way is TUNE TO WWV 15.000 OR 10.000

this told me my radio was spot on.


for more information about this please
HF calibration


thanx so Ria N2RJ for more information on this. She is full of ham radio information

33 KA1ULN

Monday, September 19, 2016

September contests/qso parties CW, RTTY, SSB, qso parties


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UBA ON Contest, 6m: 0700Z-1000Z, Sep 25
Mode: CW, Phone
Bands: 6m Only
Classes: (none)
Exchange: ON: RS(T) + Serial No. + ON Section
non-ON: RS(T) + Serial No.
QSO Points: 3 points per QSO with Belgian station
Multipliers: Each UBA Section
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 16, 2016
E-mail logs to: ubaon[at]uba[dot]be
Mail logs to: Leon Welters, ON5WL
Borgstraat 80
B-2580 Beerzel
Belgium
Find rules at: http://www.uba.be/en/hf/contest-rules/on-contest

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Classic Exchange, Phone: 1300Z, Sep 25 to 0800Z, Sep 26 and 1300Z, Sep 27 to 0800Z, Sep 28
Mode: AM, SSB, FM
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Classes: (none)
Exchange: Name + RS + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model
Work stations: Once per band per mode per rcr/xmtr manuf/model
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: (see rules)
Score Calculation: Total score = sum(total mode QSO points x total mode mults) + Bonus Points
Submit logs by: December 31, 2016
E-mail logs to: wq8u[at]arrl[dot]net
Mail logs to: WQ8U
104 W. Queen St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
USA
Find rules at: http://www.classicexchange.org/sep16/sep2016cxann.html

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Peanut Power QRP Sprint: 2000Z-2200Z, Sep 25
Mode: CW, SSB
Bands: 40, 20, 15m
Classes: Goober: 1W CW/2W SSB Portable
Salted: 5W CW/10W SSB Portable
Boiled: 1W CW/2W SSB Home
Roasted: 5W CW/10W SSB Home
Raw: >5W CW/>10W SSB Home or Portable
Exchange: RS(T) + (state/province/country) + (peanut no./power output)
Work stations: Once per band per mode
QSO Points: 7 points per QSO with peanut station
3 points per QSO with non-peanut station
Multipliers: Each state, province or country, once per band per mode
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 15, 2016
E-mail logs to: pete[at]nogaqrp[dot]org
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.nogaqrp.org/PeanutPower/rules.pdf

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220 MHz Fall Sprint: 1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 27
Mode: not specified
Bands: 222 MHz
Classes: Single Op
Rover
Exchange: 4-character grid square
QSO Points: 1 points per QSO
Multipliers: Each grid square
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 11, 2016
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://svhfs.org/2016_Fall_Sprint_Rules.pdf

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SKCC Sprint: 0000Z-0200Z, Sep 28
Mode: CW
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: (none)
Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./power)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Bonus Points: 5 points per Centurion member QSO per band
Bonus Points: 10 points per Tribune member QSO per band
Bonus Points: 25 points per QSO with SKCC club call (K9SKC) per band
Multipliers: Each state, province, or country once
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + bonus points
Submit logs by: 2359Z September 30, 2016
E-mail log summary to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/weekday_sprint/submit-display.php
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/weekday_sprint/

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Phone Fray: 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 28
Mode: SSB
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m
Classes: Single Op
Max power: 100 watts
Exchange: NA: Name + (state/province/country)
non-NA: Name
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
Multipliers: Each US state (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0300Z September 30, 2016
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf

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CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 28 and 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 28 and 0300Z-0400Z, Sep 29
Mode: CW
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Max power: HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: Member: Name + Member No.
non-Member: Name + (state/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: Each call once
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0400Z October 1, 2016
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.cwops.org/cwt.html

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UKEICC 80m Contest: 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 28
Mode: CW
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: Single Op Connected (High/Low/QRP)
Single Op Unconnected (High/Low/QRP)
Max power: HP: 1500 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: 4-Character grid square
QSO Points: 1 point per 500 km
multiply QSO points by 2 if low power station
multiply QSO points by 4 if QRP station
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: 2200Z September 28, 2016
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: http://logs.ukeicc.com/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ukeicc.com/which-contest/contest-rules/ukeicc-80m-contests-rules

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RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW: 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 29
Mode: CW
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: 100W
10W
Exchange: [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: October 6, 2016
Upload log at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2016/rsprint.shtml

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NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 30
Mode: RTTY
Bands: (see rules)
Classes: (none)
Exchange: Serial No. + Name + QTH
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 2, 2016
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

NCCC Sprint: 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 30
Mode: CW
Bands: (see rules)
Classes: (none)
Exchange: Serial No. + Name + QTH
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: October 2, 2016
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html

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YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest: 1400Z, Sep 30 to 0200Z, Oct 2
Mode: CW, SSB, Digital
Bands: Any
Classes: (none)
Max operating hours: 24
Exchange: Serial No. + RS(T) + (ARRL Section/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: W/VE Stations: 1 point per W/VE QSO
W/VE Stations: 2 points per DX QSO
DX Stations: 1 point per QSO with same continent
DX Stations: 2 points per QSO with different continent
Multipliers: Each section, province, country once
Power factor: x1.5 for 5-100W
Power factor: x3 for 5W or less
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults x power factor
Submit logs by: October 31, 2016
E-mail logs to: IamAF7BI[at]gmail[dot]com
Mail logs to: Marilyn Melhorn AF7BI
29139 NE Hammond Ct
Battle Ground, WA 98604
USA
Find rules at: http://ylrl.org/index.php/contests-and-dx-awards


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thanx to wa7bnm


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amateur Radio Q-Codes

here is an excellent list and explanation of Ham radio Q-CODES.


If I may ask if we (ham radio operators) could use these as much as possible.

link:--> http://www.qsl.net/w5www/qcode.html



here is a sample thanx for w5www

The Amateur Radio Q-Code Signal Question Answer, Advice or Order QRG Will you indicate my exact frequency in kilocycles?

Your frequency is ... kc.

QRH Does my frequency vary? Your frequency varies.

QRI How is the tone of my transmission? The tone of your transmission is ... 1. Good. 2. Variable. 3. Bad.

QRJ Are you receiving me badly? Are my signals weak? I cannot receive you. Your signals are too weak.

QRK What is the legibility of my signals (1 to 5)? The legibility of your signals is ... (1 to 5).

QRL * Are you busy? I am busy (or busy with....). Please do not interfere.

QRM * Are you being interfered with? I am being interfered with.

QRN * Are you troubled by static? I am troubled by static.

many many more please check out the link KA1ULN



here is another link for qcodes >>

(please confirm all qso's)


Thursday, August 11, 2016

ARRL The Doctor is In Podcast .. IS HERE


ARRL The Doctor is In Podcast

Welcome to the home of the bi-weekly ARRL The Doctor is In podcast -- a lively discussion of all things technical! The Doctor is none other than ARRL's Joel Hallas, W1ZRDoctor_is_In_Podcast_Icon_2.jpg, who has been answering questions about Amateur Radio in the Doctor Is In column in QST since 2006.

Hosted by ARRL Publications Manager Steve Ford, WB8IMY, ARRL The Doctor is In podcast is a twice-monthly, 20-minute podcast that answers YOUR questions about Amateur Radio's technical challenges.

You can subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes or on Stitcher.

Archived episodes will be available here.

Do you have a question for the Doctor? Click here to e-mail your question and we may answer it in a future podcast!




Download the arrl the doctor is in


taken from arrl.org

Monday, August 8, 2016

BOXBORO September 9, 10, & 11 and BARS meeting and VE session




September 9, 10, & 11 Boxboro 2016

Boxboro 2016

Forums, Classes, Banquets all three days
Exhibit Hall & Flea Market : Sat 9-5 & Sun 9-2

At the Holiday Inn Boxboro Woods, Boxborough, Massachusetts


Link to purchase tickets>

see ya there... LOOK FOR KA1ULN JUST SAY HI



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While you are in our neighborhood Please use our repeater 147.12 pl 103.5

we have a net on wednesday nights at 00:00 utc 8 pm est 147.12 103.5

if you are here on September 7 please come by the meeting

Next Meeting is September 7, 2016 at 7 PM.
Topic: CARD SORT and Pizza
Location: Matthews Memorial Church, 128 Gorham St., Chelmsford MA
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BARS VE session August 11 at 7:00 pm est
Location: Matthews Memorial Church, 128 Gorham St., Chelmsford MA