• Any active hams?

    From Alexander Rowsell@1:275/89 to All on Mon Jan 24 23:23:10 2022
    Browsing this board from Diamond Mine and it seems the last activity was over 2 years ago... not sure if these boards actually get used anymore!

    If any hams are out there, feel free to reply :)
    I need to get my TS-820S back on the air! I think the radio is in good shape, I just need to set up an antenna and find an operating position in my apartment. I want to pick up a spare set of final tubes just in case mine ever go out.

    73!
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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Alexander Rowsell on Tue Jan 25 08:56:14 2022
    Hi Alexander!

    24 Jan 2022 23:23, from Alexander Rowsell -> All:

    If any hams are out there, feel free to reply :)

    I am out there ... not really that active.
    OE1RIC, have not switched on my Yaesu for quit some time ;)
    Played around a bit with DMR, also a bit ago.
    Use pi-star as a hotspot.

    Other interests take up more time here ...

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Alexander Rowsell on Tue Jan 25 09:57:49 2022
    Hello Alexander,

    Monday January 24 2022 23:23, you wrote to All:

    Browsing this board from Diamond Mine and it seems the last activity
    was over 2 years ago... not sure if these boards actually get used anymore!

    We're here and not sure why it shows no activity in two years...what's your callsign?

    I need to get my TS-820S back on the air! I think the radio is in good shape, I just need to set up an antenna and find an operating position
    in my apartment. I want to pick up a spare set of final tubes just in
    case mine ever go out.

    I have an IC-718 and a IC-706MKII that were both hit by lightning and need repair so I have been off the air since last April. I am hoping to eventually get an IC-7610 for the shack and use the other two radios for mobile use as I love mountain topping--being surrounded by the Appapachian Mountains has its advantages. :D

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Alexander Rowsell on Tue Jan 25 10:14:40 2022

    On 2022 Jan 24 23:23:10, you wrote to All:

    @TZUTC: -0500
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    @TID: SBBSecho 3.14-Win32 master/e8793d25d Nov 23 2021 MSC 1928
    @BBSID: DMINE
    @CHRS: ASCII 1
    @NOTE: WWIVEDIT
    Browsing this board from Diamond Mine and it seems the last activity was over 2 years ago... not sure if these boards actually get used anymore!

    there's been daily, non-duplicate, posts in here for many years... apparently that system needed a poke for traffic to start flowing again?? idk... you can see the seenbys and path your message followed below...

    If any hams are out there, feel free to reply :)
    I need to get my TS-820S back on the air! I think the radio is in good shape, I just need to set up an antenna and find an operating position in my apartment. I want to pick up a spare set of final tubes just in case mine ever go out.

    73!
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  • From Ricky DeLuco@1:135/383 to Alexander Rowsell on Tue Jan 25 11:39:03 2022

    Browsing this board from Diamond Mine and it seems the last activity was over 2 years ago... not sure if these boards actually get used anymore!

    If any hams are out there, feel free to reply :)
    I need to get my TS-820S back on the air! I think the radio is in good shape, I just need to set up an antenna and find an operating position
    in my apartment. I want to pick up a spare set of final tubes just in
    case mine ever go out.

    Hello there ... I am here. Not much activity on this Echo.
    de Ricky, K4JTT

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Ricky DeLuco on Tue Jan 25 12:17:08 2022
    Hello Ricky,

    Tuesday January 25 2022 11:39, you wrote to Alexander Rowsell:

    Hello there ... I am here. Not much activity on this Echo.
    de Ricky, K4JTT

    The more you post, the more activity there is. :D

    Glad to see you here!

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean

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  • From Sam Penwright@1:123/120 to Sean Dennis on Tue Jan 25 19:14:54 2022
    The more you post, the more activity there is. :D
    Not yet But I'm taking test soon for General
    Sam


    Bye for now...
    Sam

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Sam Penwright on Wed Jan 26 01:45:04 2022
    Sam Penwright wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Not yet But I'm taking test soon for General

    Excellent! I wish you well and hope you can get it on the first try. I
    took ten years going from Tech to General then another ten going to Extra
    but you know, getting Extra was worth it even though I got that ticket by
    the skin of my teeth. <G>

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean

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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to Alexander Rowsell on Wed Jan 26 01:00:51 2022
    On Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:23:10 -0500
    "Alexander Rowsell" <alexander.rowsell@1:275/89> wrote:

    Browsing this board from Diamond Mine and it seems the last activity
    was over 2 years ago... not sure if these boards actually get used
    anymore!

    I'm not really active but I have my license and a small HT that I can
    barely reach the local repeater with. I tend to balk at the amount ham
    radios cost when you consider how cheap other technology is. I
    occasionally use Echolink on my PC and really keep it for emergencies.
    I'm a member of the local CERT team.

    Also, I doubt that I would use a base station much at home since I'm
    always playing music.
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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to All on Wed Jan 26 01:02:33 2022
    On Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:14:40 -0500
    "mark lewis" <mark.lewis@1:3634/12.73> wrote:



    there's been daily, non-duplicate, posts in here for many years...
    apparently that system needed a poke for traffic to start flowing
    again?? idk... you can see the seenbys and path your message followed below...


    If that's the case, then they're into a black hole somewhere. This year
    I have one posting from 1/7, two on 1/14 then one on 1/21, 1/24.

    I received 10 for December 2021.
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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to All on Wed Jan 26 01:03:45 2022
    On Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:14:54 +0000
    "Sam Penwright" <sam.penwright@1:123/120> wrote:

    The more you post, the more activity there is. :D
    Not yet But I'm taking test soon for General
    Sam

    Good luck. Might as well go for your extra while you're at it, it
    shouldn't cost anything and you never you, you might get lucky.
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Ricky DeLuco on Wed Jan 26 06:16:58 2022

    On 2022 Jan 25 11:39:02, you wrote to Alexander Rowsell:

    Hello there ... I am here. Not much activity on this Echo.

    by volume, HAM is the 54th most active echo carried by the SouthEast STar... the following report can only go back as far as the end of 2018 since that's when sestar was installed to replace wpusa, my old system that Hurricane Florence killed...

    FTN Echomail Flow Report
    The SouthEast Star
    waldo kitty
    2022-Jan-26 06:14 (-0500)

    Top Quantity Received, First Date, and Last Date
    All entries without unknown areas - Most to Least

    ============================================================================
    : Total : Days : Avg # : First Date : Last Date
    Echotag : Received : Seen : / Day : Seen : Seen ============================================================================ [...]
    HAM : 1059 : 1222 : 1 : 2018 Sep 23 : 2022 Jan 26



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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Nigel Reed on Wed Jan 26 06:34:04 2022

    On 2022 Jan 26 01:02:32, you wrote to All:

    there's been daily, non-duplicate, posts in here for many years...
    apparently that system needed a poke for traffic to start flowing
    again?? idk... you can see the seenbys and path your message followed
    below...

    If that's the case, then they're into a black hole somewhere. This
    year I have one posting from 1/7, two on 1/14 then one on 1/21, 1/24.

    I received 10 for December 2021.

    yeah, you're definitely missing something... where do you get your feed for this echo from??
    NVM, i can look at your path and see that ;)

    FWIW: not counting this message and any that have arrived on this point system since i started reading messages 10 minutes ago, here's the list of all messages in this HAM echo on this point system...

    https://sestar.synchro.net/temp/20220126-fidonet-HAM-echo-msgs-as-seen-on-1-3634-12-73.txt

    shortened URL: https://tinyurl.com/HAM-echo-msg-list

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Nigel Reed on Wed Jan 26 11:39:10 2022
    Nigel Reed wrote to Alexander Rowsell <=-

    I'm not really active but I have my license and a small HT that I can barely reach the local repeater with. I tend to balk at the amount ham radios cost when you consider how cheap other technology is. I occasionally use Echolink on my PC and really keep it for emergencies.
    I'm a member of the local CERT team.

    Considering the relatively high ROI ham equipment has (I'm talking good
    quality here; not the disposable Chinese HTs), it's worth it. I have never paid more than $500 for a HF rig since I buy them used except for my first
    HF rig, an ICOM IC-718, for about $650 new.

    I have about 20 different 2 meter HTs, from Baofengs to a couple of Motorola Radius models. Probably going to dump them all and just get an ICOM IC-V86
    2 meter HT eventually.

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean


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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to Sean Dennis on Wed Jan 26 17:43:26 2022
    Re: Re: Any active hams?
    By: Sean Dennis to Nigel Reed on Wed Jan 26 2022 11:39:10

    I have about 20 different 2 meter HTs, from Baofengs to a couple of Motorola Radius models. Probably going to dump them all and just get an ICOM IC-V86 2 meter HT eventually.

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Nigel Reed on Wed Jan 26 20:02:19 2022
    Hello Nigel,

    Wednesday January 26 2022 17:43, you wrote to me:

    Why do you need 20 HTs? Mine is a 2m/70cm Chinese something wu...sux
    or what :)

    I've been given them over the years. I've held my ticket for 25 years now and I've just collected them along the way.

    I just realized it's been 25 years...where has the time gone?

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean

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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to All on Thu Jan 27 23:26:56 2022
    On Wed, 26 Jan 2022 20:02:19 +0000
    "Sean Dennis" <sean.dennis@1:18/200> wrote:

    Why do you need 20 HTs? Mine is a 2m/70cm Chinese something
    wu...sux or what :)

    I've been given them over the years. I've held my ticket for 25
    years now and I've just collected them along the way.


    Must be nice to have people who will throw ham gear at you.
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 27 11:39:00 2022
    Sean,

    I just realized it's been 25 years...where has the time gone?

    If you were first licensed as an amateur radio operator anywhere
    in the world anytime in 1997 (as of 2022) or earlier, and are
    currently licensed (the license term does NOT have to be continuous),
    you can join the Quarter Century Wireless Association (located at https://www.qcwa.org). There is the national organization, plus
    local chapters...with regular or life memberships for the national organization.

    They also have at least 3 QCWA Nets during the week...and I run nets
    2 and 3 below. QCWA Membership is NOT required for these nets...which
    are:

    1) QCWA 20 meter HF SSB Net, 14.347 Mhz, 2000 UTC every Sunday. The
    UTC Time never changes, but your local time may change, depending
    on whether the US is on Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time. You
    have to hold a General Class license or higher. Some weeks, propagation
    may be fantastic...and others, it's down in the weeds.

    2) QCWA Digital Net, on the QuadNet Array (https://openquad.net) with
    D-Star, DMR, or Fusion, every Sunday at 5pm Eastern, 4pm Central, 3pm
    Mountain, 2pm Pacific Time. I'm mainly on D-Star Node XLX 307 D. At
    least a Technician Class license or higher is required.

    3) QCWA CQ100 Net, on 14.347 Mhz on CQ100 (VoIP Only, NO RF), every
    Friday at 11am Eastern, 10am Central, 9am Mountain, 8am, Pacific).
    All licensed amateur radio operators can checkin. First time users
    get a free 30 day trial. It's $39 per year, and paid users get an
    add-on called QSO-TV...a quasi-ATV setup to send JPG images. Usage
    is free from 0000 to 2359 UTC on Sunday. Full details are located at https://www.qsonet.com

    For nets 2 and 3, I start early checkins about 45 minutes to an hour
    before the net...so stations who want to be "a bean for the count",
    can get logged as such, and go on their way.

    There will be a gathering and a meeting at Hamcation in Orlando in
    February, and at Hamvention in Xenia in May.

    Also, since QCWA was founded in 1947, we sign off with "47" as well
    as "73". The only difference in being a QCWA Member, is that we've
    been licensed at least 25 years...otherwise, we're hams like everyone
    else. And again, you don't have to be a QCWA Member to join our nets.

    47 and 73,
    Daryl Stout, WX4QZ
    QCWA Life Member, and a Member of Chapter 85
    Net Control, QCWA Digital Net, and QCWA CQ100 Net

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