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Antenna party?

Bruce
 

Hi Group.

I have a need for a crew to assemble a Sentinel Hex beam. It covers 20-6 meters and only weighs 15 Lbs.

The you tube video's show it can be assembled in an hour.

This antenna is to be mounted into a roof tripod that has a rotor.

At 77 years with poor balance, and back problems  I can no longer get up on the roof.

Thanks to the Red Cross DST Team for any help they could provide.

Please respond to my Juno address, as I receive nothing from the ARC2-SDICCgroups.io,

This is  puzzling as I subscribe to many "Groups.io" sites with no problems getting messages.

73  Bruce   WA6DNT@...


Palomar Vara gateway

Bruce
 

To Group.

I have heard of a new gateway for VARA-FM on Palomar.

Could someone please pass me the info on this gateway? Frequency?

Can it pass VARA  at high speed?

Has any one been able to pass Winlink traffic thru it??

Please respond to my juno account:   "WA6DNT@..."  as I am not able to receive ANY communication from "main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io"  I can send messages to this site but can get nothing back. It has been this way for a very long time.

Also my   Red Cross account has been unusable for years. "bruce.haupt@..." is non functional.

I contacted the National Red Cross IT about these problems by calling their number and was kept on hold for 45 mins. Then someone finally picked up, and I told them I need restoration of my Red Cross account. They created a "ticket" and said someone would call my cell back later that day - this did  NOT happen.

Later I got an email :

"Your ticket, IN733570 has been created. Please retain this information for future reference. IT Tickets are prioritized based on the number of people impacted and the urgency of the issue or request.

Ticket Information:

  • Create Date: 6/11/2021 11:49:41 am (UTC - 7) EST
  • Resolve By Target: 6/15/2021 11:58:04 am (UTC - 7) EST
  • Requested By: Haupt, Bruce Nelson
  • Requested For: Haupt, Bruce Nelson
  • Summary: Account Creation"

I heard nothing more from Red Cross IT - for weeks until I got a message that the account had been restored.

I sent a test message to "bruce.haupt@..." and it was STILL rejected. I sent a message to National Red Cross IT that the account was still non-functional' I got back:

-------- Forwarded Message --------

Subject: Unresolved IN733570
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:12:31 -0700
From: Bruce Haupt <bnhaupt@...>
To: ITSupport@...


We are sorry to learn that your issue was not resolved to your satisfaction. Please provide details regarding your outstanding issue below so we can evaluate and address your concern as quickly as possible. Thank you, your IT Support Team.



----- Do not delete anything below this line -----

@OPERATION@='SOLVE'
@RFC_NUMBER@='IN733570'
@ACTION_ID@='30252463'
@CHOICE@='0'
-- 
Bruce Haupt

Test transmission failed to bruce.haupt@...

Unfortunately, your mail was not delivered to the following address:

<bruce.haupt@...>:
104.47.58.110 failed after I sent the message.
Remote host said: 550 5.4.1 All recipient addresses rejected : Access denied. AS(201806271) [DM6NAM10FT035.eop-nam10.prod.protection.outlook.com]

--- Enclosed is a copy of the message.

ForwardedMessage.eml
Subject:
Test the account
From:
Bruce <wa6dnt@...>
Date:
6/24/2021, 11:22 AM
To:
bruce.haupt@...

 
Nothing more has happened.Not sure how to proceed in this National Red Cross National labyrinth.
 Red Cross National has all my information that can send. 
73 Bruce   WA6DNT@...    WA6DNT@winlink,org



Re: P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Mack Garrett USMC GYSGT Ret. <gysgt1190@...>
 

Good morning Mark, this sounds like an exciting event however I will not be able to participate as I am out of town for the remainder of the week. Best of luck


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021, 08:37 Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...> wrote:

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


Event: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net - 08/17/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
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Where:
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Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

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Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 08/17/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
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If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Reminder: Red Cross So. Cal Region Weekly DMR Net

When:
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Where:
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Organizer: Bob Birch Bob.Birch3@...

View Event

Description:
Net Control:  Ted N6RPG


Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 08/17/2021 #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
08/17/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KD9LF
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE
Sysop - AK6QJ

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>
 

Hi Kent,

I'll contact you directy via email.  

---mark

Mark Warrick
(949) 870-9493


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 7:43 PM Kent Behrends via groups.io <kent=bci.com@groups.io> wrote:

Here is a nice Winlink P2P walkthrough from W4LX

https://fmarc.net/download/winlink-p2p/

 

 

---
Kent Behrends
BEHR Consulting International
Home: https://bci.com

Support: https://behrconsulting.zendesk.com 

Secure email: Kent.Behrends@...

Secure messaging by https://signal.org

 

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) via groups.io <mark=warrick.net@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 08:37
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


Re: P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Kent Behrends
 

Here is a nice Winlink P2P walkthrough from W4LX

https://fmarc.net/download/winlink-p2p/

 

 

---
Kent Behrends
BEHR Consulting International
Home: https://bci.com

Support: https://behrconsulting.zendesk.com 

Secure email: Kent.Behrends@...

Secure messaging by https://signal.org

 

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) via groups.io <mark@...>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 08:37
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


Re: P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Behrends, Kent
 

Another option to add the this exercise might be Digipeater use:

 

Station1 -> Station2 as Digipeater -> Station3

 

Vera FM v4.01+ has this built-in.  Auto-relay using same frequency where station1 and station3 can not contact each other, but both can contact Station2. Using my station as a Digipeater, may bridge between OC and SB.

 

Setting Vera FM v4.01+ as a Digipeater: http://w4cae.com/vara-fm-v4-0-1-digipeater-function/

 

For all of your IT support needs, please submit a ticket online via The Exchange, initiate a chat session online or call the Service Desk at 1-888-778-7762

 

Kent Behrends

American Red Cross Volunteer #883263

Desert to the Sea Region, CA, US, Sol-3, Milky Way

DST, DAT (W200), IT-EUS

Volunteer Connection: kent@...

Red Cross: kent.behrends@...

Ham Call sign: N6ROQ

DMR ID: 3152949

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) via groups.io <mark@...>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 08:37
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


Re: P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Behrends, Kent
 

I am not in North OC, but in Chino Hills – North _of_ OC 😊

I am willing to participate in the P2P using UHF or VHF.

I’ve had much better luck with Vara FM then Packet, but can support both.

 

Well we have relays across the region?

Is there a way to tell the path a message took?

i.e.: mail headers that show Station->Station->Station

 

Will there be a set of simplex frequencies pre-defined for P2P use?

 

Should be fun!

 

 

For all of your IT support needs, please submit a ticket online via The Exchange, initiate a chat session online or call the Service Desk at 1-888-778-7762

 

Kent Behrends

American Red Cross Volunteer #883263

Desert to the Sea Region, CA, US, Sol-3, Milky Way

DST, DAT (W200), IT-EUS

Volunteer Connection: kent@...

Red Cross: kent.behrends@...

Ham Call sign: N6ROQ

DMR ID: 3152949

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) via groups.io <mark@...>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 08:37
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


P2P Winlink Exercise Sat 9/11 (planning)

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>
 

My friend Scott MacGillivray (KM6RTE) - (OCHEART) is planning a P2P exercise for Saturday 9/11 in Orange County. He will be setup in the Orange hills and I will be at Seaview park in South OC. We need a skilled operator to position themselves in North OC. We have a few sites in mind but are open to suggestions. 


I am writing to see if our group is interested in participating.  P2P is the “when all else fails” method of transmitting Winlink messages and ICS forms.  It is a critical skill to understand and practice.  We all would be operating from separate locations throughout the area.  This would be a radio only exercise. 

Who’s up to the challenge?


Side note: our neighbors SDG-ARES and LAX-ARES doe drills like this about once a quarter on a wide scale and more frequently within their geographic areas 

—-mark 
KM6ZPO 


Training during the Pandemic

Bruce
 

To Red Cross DST group

I voiced my concern during the Saturday meeting, but there seems to be little movement by DST members to develop communications technology for disaster communications. I will now cast a wider net. Look at this paste from SEC-ARES:


"On 8/9/2021 6:21 AM, Catherine James, NQ1B wrote:
Here in Vermont, we have done tests on sending short files over VHF simplex, UHF linked repeaters, and HF.

MT63 has proved to be the best mode on VHF simplex. We've successfully used it to cross a mountain range on 2 meters with about 30 miles range. This required vertically polarized beams if 3 or 4 elements on both ends, but at very modest heights, just above rooftops of single-floor houses. We find that 20 to 50 watts is usually sufficient. Doing FM voice over the same path with the same antennas requires over 100 watts.

If conditions are good, we'll use MT63-2000. If poor, we change to MT63-1000 or MT63-500, making for slower but more reliable transmissions.

Cathy James NQ1B
ARES SEC Vermont"
Now there is a group that is developing communications tools during the Pandemic!!  So WHY are we in Red Cross DST sitting on our hands during this pandemic!!?? True, the Thursday Winlink drills will develop skills in using Winlink. BUT that is only sending traffic into the local gateway in T.J. or Telnet. What if these  path's did NOT exist?? Are we as a DST Team learning how to pass message traffic using P2P ?? How about a traffic passing test from a radio hole in the East County thru a portable mountain P2P relay with solar power??  How about the Palomar 146.700 repeater? Red Cross HAS approval from PARC to use it for digital traffic. From the message above, we could be using VARA-FM   AND MT-63 !   In the past we have used the Red Cross  "Go-Kits" with FT897' and SCS PTC2 modems to pass PACTOR traffic on 80 & 40 NVIS  - we could also try 60 meters. We have passed  PACTOR traffic between San Diego to the desert - over a 90 mile mountainous path, using "Knife Edge" refraction using 2 Meter SSB!!  There are MANY TRAINING opportunities the Red Cross DST could be using to increase our preparedness level to pass Disaster traffic. LETS DO IT!

BTW my "main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io"  link still does not work - I can send into it, but get no traffic from it.  Also my Bruce.Haupt@... STILL does not work!

73 Bruce   WA6DNT@...   WA6DNT@...


Re: Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 08/10/2021 #cal-reminder

Rosalinda
 

Please grant me email check in
kI6WVA
Rosalinda

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 02:00:04 PM PDT, main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
08/10/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KJ6MVB
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - KG6RGI

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: [EXTERNAL] [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 08/10/2021 #cal-reminder

rwolfe
 

E-mail check-in for me, please.

Royce Wolfe

Disaster Services Volunteer

American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties
3950 Calle Fortunada

San Diego, CA 92123-1827

Phone: (619) 251-9694

royce.wolfe@...

 

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.





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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
08/10/2021
8:00pm to 8:30pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
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View Event

Description:
Net Control - KJ6MVB
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - KG6RGI

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Re: Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - 08/10/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Please grant me an electronic check-in for tonight.

73,
Chris


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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
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Description:
Net Control - KJ6MVB
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - KG6RGI

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When:
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Where:
PAPA System Analog Repeaters #7, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 18

View Event

Description:
Net Control - KJ6MVB
North Check-Ins - N6BRV
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV
Sysop - KG6RGI

If the PAPA System is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Re: Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO) <mark@...>
 

All good.  I figured out that although my radio was marketed and listed on HRO's website as a dual-bander, there's an option to turn on 220.  So I did.  And it works.  

I am a little disappointed on the Analog side.  It's a bit confusing to say the least.  But I have it working for CLARA for Monday night check ins and our talkgroup for Tuesday night check ins.  The DMR side of this radio is outstanding - very impressed with that.  

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