The HARC Elmer Net

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Introduction

In ham radio parlance, an elmer means a teacher. The net provides a place to come and ask your questions. You might even answer a question and get a gold star! The Elmer Net meets on the HARC repeater, WM3PEN, on a frequency of 146.685 MHz, and with a PL of 146.2. Should the repeater go down, we will meet on the K3RJC repeater, 444.9 MHz, with a PL of 131.8. The net meets every Wednesday at 07:15 PM Philadelphia time. If I cannot host the net, then Cliff, KC3PGT, will act as my backup. We hope to see you there.

Unofficial <2020-08-05 Wed>

Checkins

  • WA2UAR i/o
  • KC3PGT
  • N3ZZK
  • WR3P
  • km3s -W3EL Dan

Unofficial <2020-09-16 Wed>

Checkings

  • WA2UAR
  • KC3PRE

#101 <2021-01-13 Wed>

Checkins

  • KC3PGT
  • KC3AZT
  • K3FZT
  • KC3PRE, Chris

Notes

Steve gave a demonstration of JS8Call. It has several modes. We heard normal and fast modes. Like with CW, slowing your speed can increase the distance. PSK Reporter]] shows where listening stations hear your digitial signal. Technicians have data privileges on 10 meters.

#102 <2021-01-20 Wed>

Checkins

  • K2RSJ Rich
  • K3FZT Steve
  • AJ3DI Jim
  • K1UVH/M Mik
  • WS3RIC Eric
  • EKE3NP, Fred
  • K2SPG, Stephen

Notes

Rich, first checkin. He got a DSTAR radio.

Steve works on his second work station.

Mike mobile from Boston. DM281E Kenwood mobile with 5/8 magmount on the company net. J-hill gang. Meet once a month 160 ft sea level. 2 meters simplex. Commercial 2-way radio background, retired 9 years firefighter. Eric, first net. He set up a Common GD1., DMR expert

Fred, eggbeater antenna for 2 meters

#103 <2021-01-27 Wed>

Checkins

  • WA2UAR
  • KC3PGT
  • KM3S
  • K3FZT
  • AJ3DI
  • W3AZT
  • AA3VZ

Notes

Jay wants to get hams into ARES and the Rec Cross. He works on improving via digital modes. FLDIGI and Winlink

Allan hears clicking. In an out in the repeater?

Steve came on with his FT991A for the first time. Jay gets a gold start for spending 1 1/2 hours configuring FLDIGI. Jim also gives Jay a star.

Steve has a new call, W3AZT The next What Hams Do will talk about citizen science. hamsci.org

#104 <2021-02-03 Wed>

Checkins

  • WA2UAR i/o
  • NW3T, no traffic
  • KC3PGT
  • K2RSJ, Rich
  • W3AZT
  • N3ZZK
  • K3FZT, Steve
  • AJ3DI
  • aa3vz

**i Notes Cliff ran the weather net on Monday.

Get your vanity call before the fee.

AM Rally this weekend!

Carl has returned. Hospitalized for 7 days.

  • on 16-bit 48000 hz. 50% recceive,

10 meters net at 28.450

#105 <2021-02-10 Wed>

Chekins

  • KC3PGT
  • AA3VZ
  • N3ZZK
  • NW3T
  • WS3RIC
  • W3AZT

Notes

WB3JOE 147.06 pl 131.8

Carl went back to work. will check out a 160 antenna.

Eric wants to put some verticals on his roof for VHF/UHF.

K3DVF 28.45 and 448.825 131.8 pl Friday 50.150 k3dvf.com

#106 <2021-02-17 Wed>

Checkins

  • KC3PGT
  • AA3VZ
  • N3ZZK
  • K3FZT
  • W3AOK, Bill, previously N3FVI
  • W3AZT
  • K2SPG

Notes

Cliff learning about digital modes. He does Philly ARES.

MARC will do a memorial for K3UCR tonight. Anthony served him.

Carl learning RTTY and FT8 and FT4 He worked Australia over the weekend on 20 meters.

Bill knows Kristoff, DF9RM. He bought a Wolf River Coil.

#107 <2021-02-24 Wed>

Chekins

  • KC3PGT
  • K2RSJ
  • K3FZT
  • N3ZZK
  • AJ3DI
  • W3AZT
  • K2SPG, Stephen in Palmira NJ

notes

Cliff got n FT-991A.

Steve got a Heil headset!

W3AZT talked about a grounding plate for your desk. K3FZT suggests a grounding bar.

#108 <2021-03-03 Wed>

Checkins

  • KC3PGT
  • K3FZT
  • N3ZZK
  • W3AZT
  • KM3S

Notes

Cliff will get a grounding kit. Getting in to 2 m ssb. He runs the Tuesday drivetime net

K3FZT put up a pole in the nice sun.

Carl will set up a vertical for Saul. He will get a shortened antenna for 160 meters

Carl ran 20 gauge wire around a cycloe fence to create a counterpoise. You can run a wire to a cold water pipe. K3FZT reminded us that mnodern condos use plastic.

#109 <2021-03-10 Wed>

Cliff, KC3PGT, ran this net.

Checkins

  • N3ZZK
  • KA3TTT
  • W3AZT
  • KC3OPD

#110 <2021-03-17 Wed>

Checkins

  • KC3PGT
  • K2RSJ
  • K3FZT
  • KC3OZI
  • AJ3DI
  • W4GMN, Dan

Notes

Rich gets a gold star for 3 mobile installations. He wants an AllStar node. I love my ClearNode.

Steve gets a gold star for donating some HTs to Handiham. He got his endfed and new swr analyser Paul in Springfield

Dan got his license in January and upgraded to General.

The main repeater dropped about half way through. We resumed on 444.9, our backup frequency. One for the books.

#111 <2021-03-31 Wed>

Cliff ran this net, as I had my second of the COVID-19 vaccine last night.

Chekins

  • ka3ttt
  • k3fzt
  • n3zzk

Notes

Cliff gets a super gold star for becoming the Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Eastern Pennsylvania ARRL. Ralph, WR3P, had COVID. In the hospital for 6 months. He'll come on this or next week. In bed now. Roll-up j-pole fromN9TAX Carl notices more ads and articles in QST for magnetic loops. The HG3 Stepper Mag Loop Antenna

#112 <2021-04-07 Wed>

Checkins

  • KCP3GT
  • W3AZT
  • K2RSJ KC3OZI, PAUL
  • N3ZZK

Notes

Cliff ordered an Alpha Loop! Hooking up a Baofeng to a computer for new tech emergency training.

W3AZT on 60 meters. He needs to get his Icom on 60 meters. Cutting a diode can open it up. Upgrade Echolink. The new update has Call CQ. Stee got a guy from Hawaii. Cliff believes you can do it legally.

Rich building his shack.

Paul playing with POTA. A Wolf River Coil. He wonders about inductance and radials.

Carl got his second COVID shot. Working on a Dipole for Saul, W3WHK

Cliff gave a utube video about adding radials. Chester County ARES video about SWR and loss.

Steve used a window screen for a CB antenna at age 13.

Carl says to cut one inch at a time.

#113 <2021-04-14 Wed>

Checkins

  • kc3pgt n3zzk
  • w3azt
  • kc3ozi
  • k3fzt in/out
  • kc3pre, Chris
    • Notes

Testing Cliff's Alpha Loop!

Carl got a confirmation from an island by Sicily. It came back quickly. Carl got Saul's vertical set up in his basement. He has to go back and take measurements.

Steve having fun with FT8 and PSK Reporter. He contacted deep south Brazil with 50 Watts. PP5JR

Cliff ordered a J-pole.

April QST has a magnetic loop.

Paul had some gray line contacts to Brazil. 20 Meters. 14.295 around 07:30 PM. 100 Watts.

#114 <2021-04-21 Wed>

Checkins

  • n3zzk
  • k3fzt
  • kc3ozi
    • kc3ozd
  • kc3pgt
    • w3azt
    • w3el

Notes

Carl got Mark KC3JJ's antenna. A dipole with loading coils connected to a tower. It acts as a capacity hat.

Steve has 250 feet of wire.

Charlie saved the net with a simplex link. I had trouble making the repeater.

Warren asked about aartment and portable antennas.

Steve worked 6 meters 8 ft8 with 5 Watts, 120 miles north into New York with an SWR of 3.0

#115 <2021-04-28 Wed>

Checkins

  • kc3pgt
  • kc3ozi
  • n3zzk
  • k2rsj
  • w3azt
  • k3fzt/ae
  • aj3d

Notes

Cliff got his Alpha Loop. He can't hear any FT8. Weird.

Paul has construction going on.

Carl's 160 Dipole needs a tower with a beam acting as a capacity hat for working 80 and 160 meters. Only 120-130 feet with a coil.

Carl tried hitting a repeater in AC J-pole with 30 Watts. He couldn't because the windows had a copper tint to reduce UV.

Rich does net control from the drive time net on the Phil-mont repeater, 147.03 MHz, 131.8 PL, 05:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Rich wants to buy a ClearNode.

Steve suggests using a remote SDR.

Steve got his extra.

Created: 2021-04-28 Wed 22:55

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