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 91 
 on: Yesterday at 02:23:34 PM 
Started by K1YTG - Last post by KB1GMX
I can't see why not.  A pair of them grounded grid should run about 700-800W out at 2700-3000V.



Allison

 92 
 on: Yesterday at 02:17:14 PM 
Started by KY6R - Last post by WO7R
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And the oversight of an island can change very quickly.  We have presidential elections every four years, and often times, the political appointees can easily put in place case workers or managers who have a different viewpoint.

It actually depends on the nature of the pronouncement.  If it is just an individual then yes, it can be in theory changed easily.  However, there are varying degrees of severity on these things; some require hearings and some do not.  From what I gather, this was not the more severe kind.  But, just because an official changes doesn't necessarily mean that the decision changes.  We have been pretty successful at this, but we are no means assured of it continuing.

This suggestion of mine actually covers both cases -- when we succeed before the specified interval, in which case, nothing changes and everyone has a reasonable shot.  The other case, where no change is forthcoming cover the case where the officials are sufficiently intransigent to raise a question about fairness.

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Remember, folks from FWS said "no way, no how" to KP5 and KP1.  By your definition, those two should have been deleted too.

And, as I've suggested, the harm for doing so in this proposal would have been minimal.  We would have had "new ones" for the new activation and started anew with the ones that made the grade.  If, in fact, the reversals of such opinions continue to happen.  Further, we've been "promised" another operation in 20 years.  What that really means is they don't even want to hear from us for twenty years.  It could easily turn into 25 or 30 in actual fact.  Or, they could discover some endangered species that is incompatible with even a short operation; they have a long time to discover one.  Or, they could get more persnickety about safety.  We don't know and we won't really know for a good 20 years unless we show bad faith and start lobbying for an earlier operation.  And what will they likely say if we do?  "Go away, you made a deal.  See you in XX more years."  It only took 15 or so years to negotiate this deal.

Meanwhile, since many complain that changes "make it easier" then this would have actually made Honor Roll a bit harder.  You just can't sit on your laurels, something now more true than it used to be.  If you argue that we "always win eventually" then you must argue that the reversals will happen and we get a modest increase in the supply of new ones, something a little closer to historical norms than we are likely to get otherwise.

I thought that "harder" was what at least some wanted to see.  But not, I suspect, when it might affect them.

 93 
 on: Yesterday at 02:09:28 PM 
Started by K2CPE - Last post by K2CPE
I have a Tecsun 600, which I am unable to deactivate the timers. No matter what combination of button pushes, it shuts off after 6 minutes. The manual is no help (for me) as it is written in "chinglish". Any advice will be appreciated.

Rich  K2CPE

 94 
 on: Yesterday at 01:59:57 PM 
Started by MATTJ - Last post by AC2EU

Well said.
One of the other FM repeater club impediments ( for me, st least) is the requirement that the EMcomm people have to pledge allegiance to homeland security. I don't mind learning how to help others, etc, but it bugs me that I have to sign on the dotted line. Too much big gov't involved with the funding for the toys,

Pledge allegiance to HS?  Government funding the toys?

I'm curious. Please expound on those two items.

I haven't had to pledge allegiance to anyone or any agency, and nobdy but me has funded my equipment. I'm in ARES, and belong to the County EOC comm team.

Did you read the paperwork that you signed?
I was handed a "sign-up" form that had all of that homeland security gibberish in it and was told that I had to agree to be a member. I said no thanks...
Don't you have to go to training seminars. etc? I understand that it is "mandatory". These guys go to periodic training
They also get govt grants for equipment ( portables and base)they have access to at the EOC as well an operating position there. Maybe your state/county is different? I don't know how it all works because I'm not a member, but know folks who are members and they tell me things.

 95 
 on: Yesterday at 01:54:44 PM 
Started by W3GJD - Last post by K5BBC
Lots of RFI and Splatter in this thread.

I'm no expert, but think small resonators may be an issue on a couple of sets. Fear of other modes seems prevelant as well.




 96 
 on: Yesterday at 01:40:48 PM 
Started by MATTJ - Last post by K5BBC

Well said.
One of the other FM repeater club impediments ( for me, st least) is the requirement that the EMcomm people have to pledge allegiance to homeland security. I don't mind learning how to help others, etc, but it bugs me that I have to sign on the dotted line. Too much big gov't involved with the funding for the toys,

Pledge allegiance to HS?  Government funding the toys?

I'm curious. Please expound on those two items.

I haven't had to pledge allegiance to anyone or any agency, and nobdy but me has funded my equipment. I'm in ARES, and belong to the County EOC comm team.

 97 
 on: Yesterday at 01:36:05 PM 
Started by MATTJ - Last post by K5BBC
Maybe clubs should be looking at addressing all of the hobby of Amateur radio except Ares/Races and separate the Ares/Races component of Amateur Radio into a separate group.
...
We started a Radio Amateur Club and also have a Ares group. We don't discuss Ares business at the club meetings or club business at Ares meetings. The Ares meeting starts 45 minutes before the club meeting starts.

People are free to belong to one or the other or both.

This has kept everyone happy.


At times, we can be our own worst enemy.
....

Just something to think about, John

Excellent post!

ARES/RACES were never meant to be "clubs". I watched a club take possesion of ARES, only to destroy it, re-brand as AREC, and even try to sell the EMA the impression they were RACES.

ARES was reformed successfully, and now I see members in a second club displaying the same possessive behaviors.

Fortunately we have a strong EC/DEC who has worked to bring all interested operators to the table, regardless of club affiliation (or lack thereof), and a rock solid relationship with the EMA. Weekly nets rotate through the repeaters of both local clubs, which has given a much clearer picture of what coverages everyone has.

There's so much more to the hobby than just EMCOM, but it seems to get much of the attention, and unfortunately, brings out the Colonel Flagg in many people.

$0.02

 98 
 on: Yesterday at 01:31:36 PM 
Started by KY6R - Last post by NN3W
Right now, the official in charge of Kingman is saying "no".  That's not subjective.  If we change no rules, those who want to activate it will quickly find out that it is anything but subjective.



And the oversight of an island can change very quickly.  We have presidential elections every four years, and often times, the political appointees can easily put in place case workers or managers who have a different viewpoint.

Remember, folks from FWS said "no way, no how" to KP5 and KP1.  By your definition, those two should have been deleted too.


 99 
 on: Yesterday at 01:27:12 PM 
Started by KY6R - Last post by WO7R
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That is is absolutely subjective. That same official could say "yes" tomorrow. That official's superior could say "yes" tomorrow; as could their superior.  Or Congress could pass a law giving amateurs preferred access to Kingman.

You are confusing "might change" with "subjective".  If we went by your definition of "subjective", then there is no "law" because it law might change tomorrow.

While the writ runs, it runs.  And, I've specified how long it has to run for it to matter, too.  In fact, it is set up precisely to define the necessary scope of change.

For that matter "country criteria" might change tomorrow.  You're twisting a definition to suit your purpose.  If I take your definition seriously, and decide "subjectivity" is bad, then we can count on nothing regarding DXCC because it, too, could change and, by your lights here, be "subjective".  But "subjective" is not about "might change tomorrow."

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by the standard definition

What "standard" definition?  The DXCC rules don't specify a standard for high tide (it doesn't even seem to grasp there might be a variance) nor does it specify which body's pronouncement would be authoritative.  Plenty of room for subjectivity as the term is normally understood.

So even if we agree that sea level will rise, it's not at all clear when Kingman would disappear thanks to the subjectivity that is in the current rules.  The difference could be years; maybe 10 or 20, depending on what they finally decide the standard is.

 100 
 on: Yesterday at 01:24:33 PM 
Started by WA4ZZW - Last post by KO4NR
Give Lou a call at King Conversions.
73,
Bill

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