Date   

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@redcross.org STILL does not work!

73 Bruce   WA6DNT@juno.com   WA6DNT@winlink.org


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

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

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

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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


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

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

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).


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

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

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).


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

 

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.  


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

Greg Hidley
 

Also, I am referring to the Red Cross groupsio website (that I saw your query on), not the papa website.

thanks
greg


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 3:42 PM Gregory Hidley <ghidley@...> wrote:
Go to the website post area, click on this topic, scroll down and you will see my post with the attached codeplug. Just looked, it is there at 

thanks
greg


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 3:20 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
It is a new website and most new implementations do experience issues. I say give it some time and see what happens in the future.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Fred Curtis, KI6GRO" <fredcurtis@...>
Date: 8/8/21 3:16 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

Does not appear so:


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

Greg Hidley
 

Go to the website post area, click on this topic, scroll down and you will see my post with the attached codeplug. Just looked, it is there at 

thanks
greg


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 3:20 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
It is a new website and most new implementations do experience issues. I say give it some time and see what happens in the future.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Fred Curtis, KI6GRO" <fredcurtis@...>
Date: 8/8/21 3:16 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

Does not appear so:


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

Bob Birch
 

It is a new website and most new implementations do experience issues. I say give it some time and see what happens in the future.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Fred Curtis, KI6GRO" <fredcurtis@...>
Date: 8/8/21 3:16 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

Does not appear so:


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

Greg Hidley
 

I posted one yesterday

greg


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 3:16 PM Fred Curtis, KI6GRO <fredcurtis@...> wrote:
Does not appear so:


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

Fred Curtis, KI6GRO
 

Does not appear so:


Re: Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - 08/07/2021 #cal-reminder

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Following up: There were some questions and comments on BMS/PCM for LiFePO4.

 

Clarification:  What is the difference between PCM and BMS?

A BMS (Battery management system) is an electronic board which is a lot more advanced than a PCM (Protection circuit module). A BMS contains a microcontroller with intelligent software integrated into it. ... It has the capability to communicate with other BMS in order to form a battery of much larger capacity, whereby it adapts itself automatically to the different needs. May 19, 2020

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

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Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - 08/07/2021 #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When:
08/07/2021
9:00am to 12:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Microsoft Teams Virtual Meeting

View Event

Description:
All monthly DST meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams until further notice

If you fail to receive an invite to the Team's meeting before the scheduled meeting, please send an e-mail to bob.birch3@.... I will forward the meeting information to you.

Thanks for everyones understanding during these times. We will start meeting in person again, once we are allowed to do so.

Bob


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

 

Thank you Bob.  I just got one from Stephen Kurtzman.

---mark

Mark Warrick
(949) 870-9493


On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:28 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I have one I used for the Red Cross radios I progrMmed i can send when I get home later

Its a place to start.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)" <mark@...>
Date: 8/7/21 3:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493


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

Steve
 

I also sent him the latest PAPA repeater lists.  They are not under the MEMBERS ONLY section but they haven't worked out the access bugs yet so they aren't accessible to all.  But I doubt that they meant to do that.  Here they are for the rest of you.

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On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:37 PM Greg Hidley via groups.io <ghidley=ucsd.edu@groups.io> wrote:
And, if you want a code plug for tribander 578 (including 220), please see attached.

greg



On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:31 PM Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:
Bob I sent him mine.  I replied directly...

Steve

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:28 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I have one I used for the Red Cross radios I progrMmed i can send when I get home later

Its a place to start.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)" <mark@...>
Date: 8/7/21 3:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493



--




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

Greg Hidley
 

And, if you want a code plug for tribander 578 (including 220), please see attached.

greg



On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:31 PM Steve <stevew6sjk@...> wrote:
Bob I sent him mine.  I replied directly...

Steve

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:28 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I have one I used for the Red Cross radios I progrMmed i can send when I get home later

Its a place to start.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)" <mark@...>
Date: 8/7/21 3:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493



--


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

Steve
 

Bob I sent him mine.  I replied directly...

Steve

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:28 PM Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:
I have one I used for the Red Cross radios I progrMmed i can send when I get home later

Its a place to start.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)" <mark@...>
Date: 8/7/21 3:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493




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

Bob Birch
 

I have one I used for the Red Cross radios I progrMmed i can send when I get home later

Its a place to start.

Bob



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Mark Warrick (KM6ZPO)" <mark@...>
Date: 8/7/21 3:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493


Anyone have a code plug for Anytone AT-578UVPRO

 

I just got an Anytone AT-578UVPRO and am about to program it.  I was wondering if anyone has a codeplug they can share with me for that radio.

If you do, please email me directly at mark@....  Thanks!

Mark Warrick
KM6ZPO
949-870-9493

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