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FW: USNS MERCY Thank You Card from PAPA

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: The PAPA System [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2020 11:16 AM
To: njsarn@...
Subject: USNS MERCY Thank You Card from PAPA

 

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USNS MERCY Thank You Card from PAPA
 


USNS MERCY TAH-19
A few days before departing her home port
of San Diego for Los Angeles

 

The PAPA System sent a care package to the USNS MERCY Navy hospital ship's ham shack, K6MRC, and her ham operators. This was a joint effort along with the San Diego Yacht Club Amateur Radio Group.

Sign the card
We’re asking all PAPA members to sign the virtual thank you card that will be sent to the K6MRC crew.  You only have a few days to do so and it only takes a minute. Here’s the link and please include your call sign if you have one!

 https://www.groupgreeting.com/sign/8d0c0823cd0101d


Tips for signing: 

  • Sign from a desktop browser if possible, your smart phone will do in a pinch
  • Before you click to submit your message please click on the “back” arrow of the virtual card to place your message on a previous page with other messages
  • Resize the message by clicking and dragging on a corner of your message text box and drag and place on an area where there’s enough space
  • We’re trying to avoid lots of empty white space on this virtual card’s pages - which will happen if you accept the default page this service places you at.

K6MRC is operated by Josh Harris, KJ6BXB, Scott Hession W6HES, and Mike Taylor W6TAY.  They have operated a Winlink station for many years (started by Neill Thornton, K6NRT) and actively use  ham radio, not just for emergency communications, whenever on humanitarian missions across the Pacific.  You can actively track the MERCY on APRS (via www.aprs.fi and the callsign K6MRC-1 - see https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FK6MRC-1&timerange=3600&tail=3600). 

The 1,000 bed MERCY became the largest hospital in Los Angeles when she docked at the cruise ship terminal in San Pedro on March 27th, 2020.  Her slogan is “Steaming to assist.”  Her stats are impressive - the MERCY:

  • was originally a San Clemente-class super oil tanker before it was converted and finished in 1987
  • is 894 feet long; The beam, the widest part of the ship, is 106 feet wide
  • has the same functions and capabilities as a typical hospital
  • offers CAT scan, four radiology suites, 12 operating rooms, an isolation ward, and 80 ICU beds - all on the ship
  • can store up to 5,000 units of blood in her onboard blood bank



For more details see her wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Mercy_(T-AH-19) and her official US Navy page here: http://www.mercy.navy.mil

All MERCY crew are confined to the ship during the COVID-19 pandemic, unable to disembark while docked at San Pedro’s cruise ship terminal.  They are in a protective bubble, no one goes on or off the ship except patients and supplies.

We asked this MERCY ham radio team to provide a wish list of items they needed while isolated.  They came back with an equipment request for the K6MRC ham shack.  The PAPA System ordered these items which consisted of:

  • Amphenol RF 172135-2 - Amphenol RF N Type Straight Crimp Plugs
  • Amphenol RF 182115-10 - Amphenol RF UHF Male Crimp Connectors
  • Times Microwave Systems 54021 - Times Microwave Bulk Coaxial Cables
  • CHAMELEON ANTENNA EMCOMM- III-P - CHAMELEON ANTENNA EMCOMM-III-P Portable HF Antenna
  • 6 ft. 10 gauge Power Supply Cable with 45 amp Powerpole Connectors
  • West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4008
  • Powerwerx Watt Meter, DC Inline Power Analyzer, 45A Continuous, 12 Gauge, Powerpole Connectors


We included other items to raise their spirits. These included 2 packages of Duke's Original Recipe Smoked Shorty Sausages, a favorite of the K6MRC operators as well as other items provided by the SDYC Amateur Radio Group.

Some messages were traded with Josh Harris of the MERCY’s ham shack crew last week and he reported they are doing well and that they're very thankful to receive anything.  They don't know how long they'll be at San Pedro's cruise ship terminal assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic. He also reported that the three of them enjoy a cigar every Sunday morning - which happens to coincide with the PAPA System's Southern California Boater’s Net - held every Sunday morning at 0900 Pacific Time. We trust they’ll not forget to bring their hand held radios to check in and give us an update on life aboard the MERCY while enjoying their weekly cigar.

Thank you and remember, the PAPA System is YOUR club, it is our members that make the system what it is- GREAT!

Get on the AIR, get RADIO ACTIVE!
 

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FW: Group updates - WinLink

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

See highlighted below for some WinLink information.

 

BTW, all need to have the latest WinLink SW version in place otherwise WinLink won’t acknowledge/accept connection.

WINLINK update à https://www.winlink.org/content/winlink_express_1400_released

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: Volunteer Connection [mailto:autoreply@...]
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2020 3:45 AM
To: Nat Suwarnasarn
Subject: Group subscription updates

 

Nat,

The following group items have been updated:

New Items For Group: "Disaster Services

New Items For Group: "Disaster Services Technology

Ø  New Discussion Comment: File Compression & Winlink


Sent via Volunteer Connection
http://volunteerconnection.redcross.org


FW: US CoViD-19 Update 4/30/2020

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

Simplicity does unforgettable reflection beautifully of SAHO. à https://youtu.be/1f7OwFqTnco  You’re welcome to sing along.
Acknowledging your true feelings, be it good or bad is the right direction towards mental clarity and well being. 

Still smaughing after an hour.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: Nat Suwarnasarn []
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:09 PM
To:
Subject: US CoViD-19 Update 4/30/2020

 

Summary: Data as of 18:00 hrs. PDT 4/30/2020 (Previous updated 4/17/2020)  Next expected projection report mid May.

·         California infection cases (1st derivative) jumping about appears to be steady.  Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Michigan all surpassed California in number deaths.

 

USA Latest data 4/30/2020 Infected 1,095,019 Deaths 63,856 (5.83%) and Recovered 152,324 (13.91%)

Projection indicate infected cases reach 1.5 million by 5/9/2020, death rate increased!

1st derivative of Infected graph – Indicate some improvement

Added Graph of deaths per 1 million population per requests.  (Inspired by Steve W6SJK)

 

State of California data 4/30/2020 Infected 50,129, Deaths 2,029 (4.0%) and Recovered TBD

Projection indicate California infected cases may reach 100,000 by ?.and number of deaths presently at 2,000+.

1st derivative of Infected graph – Indicating steady state may level off.

 

San Diego County data à https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/status.html

San Diego County data 4/28/2020 Infected 3,432, Deaths 120 (3.5%) and Recovered TBD

Projection indicate infected cases reach 7,000 by 5/29/2020 NOT leveling off.

1st derivative of Infected graph – Indicating increase in infection rate.

 

73’ Nat S. N6BRV

 

All of US:

 

CALIFORNIA ONLY:

 

 

For San Diego County only County does not update on Weekends


Upcoming Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 05/02/2020 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 2 May 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where: Chapter HQ, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego CA 92123 (Thoms Bros 1249E3)

View Event

Description: Talk-in on the PARC 130 machine (147.130 (+) 107.2); if repeater is down please monitor the PARC 730 repeater (146.730 (-) 107.2).

If you get lost or can't get in the building call Bob KG6RGI, cell 760 533 1957 or Jer AK6QJ, cell 442 264 3055.

Meeting is in the CDOC. Food is not allowed and drinks must be in non-spillable containers.

If you're not sure where to go please wait outside in back by the warehouse roll-up door and someone will come to guide you in.


Re: Anytone 878 New CPS 1.18N

Daniel Musick
 

I tried to open your link and my anti virus says that it has a something bad in it and will not open.


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of Steve <stevew6sjk@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anytone 878 New CPS 1.18N
 
No explanation other than "Add notice for the Import operation."

http://www.anytone.us/category.php?category_id=93

Steve


Anytone 878 New CPS 1.18N

Steve
 

No explanation other than "Add notice for the Import operation."

http://www.anytone.us/category.php?category_id=93

Steve


Children can get CoViD19

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

Children can get sick from CoViD19 too.  >  https://youtu.be/qDkI7lfhjgw 

73' Nat S N6BRV 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Upcoming Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 05/02/2020 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 2 May 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where: Chapter HQ, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego CA 92123 (Thoms Bros 1249E3)

View Event

Description: Talk-in on the PARC 130 machine (147.130 (+) 107.2); if repeater is down please monitor the PARC 730 repeater (146.730 (-) 107.2).

If you get lost or can't get in the building call Bob KG6RGI, cell 760 533 1957 or Jer AK6QJ, cell 442 264 3055.

Meeting is in the CDOC. Food is not allowed and drinks must be in non-spillable containers.

If you're not sure where to go please wait outside in back by the warehouse roll-up door and someone will come to guide you in.


Re: DMR unofficial Net

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

They haven’t fix the delayed voice yet.  But the Key up Call Sign and ID is working fine.  They also have the Profile picture displayed on Key up as well.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:36 PM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARC2-SDICC] DMR unofficial Net

 

I don't think they fixed the 40 min delay but I haven't checked it lately.  Don't hear anything right now.

 

Steve

 

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM Nat Suwarnasarn <njsarn9@...> wrote:

You can monitor RED PRI at à https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


 

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Re: DMR unofficial Net

Martin Offenhauer
 

Cool !
Martin Offenhauer
N6QIR



On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM Nat Suwarnasarn <njsarn9@...> wrote:

You can monitor RED PRI at à https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: DMR unofficial Net

Steve
 

I don't think they fixed the 40 min delay but I haven't checked it lately.  Don't hear anything right now.

Steve

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM Nat Suwarnasarn <njsarn9@...> wrote:

You can monitor RED PRI at à https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).




Re: DMR unofficial Net

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

You can monitor RED PRI at à https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980

 

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Sara
 

Hi all, 
Late check in... tried unsuccessfully to reach the repeater from my back porch in Encinitas. I hope all are well, happy and healthy! 
73, 
Sara 
KG6TUK

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rsteve9904@...
 

Please grant me an email check in
Rosalinda KI6WVA


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
To: main <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net
When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8
Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/28/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - K6REW
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - AI6ZE

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Question - VE

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

To Patrick K6SML,  Have a question for you.  Please use email on PAPA.

 

BTW, you should write an article on how to hide contact details from public…LOL

 

73’ Nat S. N6BRV


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/21/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rsteve9904@...
 

Please grant me an email check in I haven't been able to check in via radio the last 2 weeks, not sure it am hitting repeater
Rosalinda KI6WVA


On Apr 21, 2020, at 2:00 PM, main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/21/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 04/21/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6SJK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).