FUSION/DMR

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It works! FT2D and Rugged Spot

Ruled Out: Will DMR Repeaters be Replaced by Hotspots? -Repeaterbook.com

The author of Repeaterbook.com is a Portlander and obviously experienced the Oregon North System.  Well written.

– Excerpt 

“Rules that promote good operating practices and promote a better a well-mannered community environment are important. The unfortunate part of some rules is that they sometimes go beyond the rules that help encourage good operating practices that we used to call “Elmering.” Instead, the promote exclusivity, classes, and cliques within the community. I often wonder, “if a repeater owner wants his system of repeaters to be quiet, why is it even hooked up to a c-bridge that connects to the rest of the world?” Just cluster them and wall off from everyone else.  It’s like building your house along the busy highway for good transportation access but complaining about the traffic.”

Link to whole article …..

https://www.repeaterbook.com/index.php/2016-04-07-21-08-49/9-blog/20-ruled-out-will-dmr-repeaters-be-replaced-by-hotspots

Listening to AA1PR on HRVO

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My grandson Brantleigh listening to Mike on the MD380

Afternoon at the gardens

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Hiking at The Gardens

 

What is Overland

What is Overland

It seems the modern catch phrase for over-landing means to have a fully equipped 4×4 off road vehicle with all the luxuries. One must have a RTT, freezer, awning and so forth. Sadly its definition has been altered with a new generation.

Personally its communing with nature, getting off the beaten path. Taking a less traveled dirt road, or that old trail over the mountain and through the woods that you have always wondered where it led.

One does not have to be traversing rocky steep grades or buried to the axles in mud. Even though that is fun. If I happen to find a nice camp spot, we call that home for the evening.

Hopefully one can find peace in nature. For myself and my family its views like these that are part of the fun, If you never explore, you will never get the chance to see such views.

73, so get outside and Venture Overland

 

DMR Nets

Ive been building a net list on my forum for about 2 years now

DMR Nets

Sunday:
TAC310, TG310, Sundays at 8 PM EDT
Hotspots and Hamradio Net 8:00pm PST (11:00pm EST), TG31772 (net control can be absent at times)
DMR Track TG31489, Sundays at 9pm EST
Iowa Statewide Net 19:30 CST, TG3119
Southeast Florida Net 20:00 EST, TG31124
Connecticut Statewide 20:30 EST, TG3109
Hawaii Newsline Net 17:00 HST, TG3115 (status unknown)
Canada DMR 21:00 EST, TG302
Midnight Net 21:00 PST , TG310
So FL DMR Tech Net, TG31124, 8pm ET

Monday:
New England Wide, TG3181, DMR-MARC Mondays at 8 PM EDT (or TG4641 via DMR+)
PAPA Roundtable, TG 3106 at 20:00 PST
Crossroads Indiana 18:00 CST, TG31189
Oklahoma 20:00 CST TG3140

Tuesday:
Texas Tech Net BM , TG3148 Tuesdays 7pm EST
Chestnut Ridge Digital Net – BM Tuesday 9:00 PM New York State Talk Group 3136
East Coast Reflector Tech Net, TG31281 every Tuesday night at 8:00 EST and runs until 10:00 PM (odd check-in format)
Idaho Statewide 19:00 MST TG3116
Pennsylvania Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3142
Ventura County Digital Radio Club Net 19:30 PST, TG31070
SNARS DMR Net 20:00 PST, TG31328
Indiana Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3118
Arkansas Statewide 21:00 EST, TG31051

Wednesday:
HamRadioVentureOverland, TG31655 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9:30Pm

NorthAmerica, NA, TG93 BM Wednesdays 8pm EST
DMR Astronomy, TG31175, Wednesdays @ 9pm EST/6pm PST
Ohio Statewide Net 19:30 CST Ohio TG3139
Texas Statewide Net 17:30 CST, TG3148
After HamNation Net 19:00 PST, TAC-311
Pacific NW 19:00 PST, TG31771
Oregon Statewide 20:00 PST,TG3141

Thursday:
King County Fusion Net, TG31653 9PM EST

Caribbean DMR Net, TG969 at 8 Pm local (00:00 UTC)
Kentucky Net 20:00 EST, TG3121
West Virginia DMR and Service net 20:00 EST, TG3154
Arkansas Skywarn 20:00 EST, TG3105
PAPA Technical Round Table (cross-mode) 20:00 PST XLX013 TG31078
NorCal 19:00 PST, TG31068
Ventura County Digital Radio Club 19:00 PST TG310652
Hytera USA 19:30 PST, TG31089

Friday:
DMR+ USA, TG133, REF 4639,TG31665 Fridays at 8:30 PM EST, (aka TGIF Net)
Tennessee Statewide 21:00 CST, TG3147

Saturday:
World Wide, TG#91, BM Saturdays at 12 noon EST
Outdoor Adventure Group, TG31172 Saturdays @10am PST (1pm EST) (net control can be absent at times)
BM Worldwide Net 14:00 UTC TG 91
Outdoor 4×4 Net 12:30 PST (3:30pm EST), TG31772 (net control can be absent at times)

Daily:
TAC311, 11:11pm EST daily

Please share any you have knowledge of, updates, removal etc.

“Outhouse” we built at fish camp in Lapine, Or.

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Probably the fanciest one in the area. All reclaimed materials and items like the vanity, lighting, and shower were all from Craigslist😜. We did buy cedar fence boards for the walls. The ceiling is old weathered barn wood found on the lot. It’s packed with insulation and fed from a water heater that’s in the 35’ Silverstreak trailer next to it.

AA1PR’s Vehicle Survival Kit

Here is an item I feel we should all have on our body (vehicle my case) when ever we venture into the great outdoors. You should base your kit upon your needs, whether you build it or buy it, it should be on your body/vehicle and not in a pack that could be lost…make it season dependent.

Here is the kit to show its contents, missing is the s snare wire , So I have to replace them as of now. It provides ample room for what I want to carry along into the woods. I do not intend to survive beyond a few days , but just one night if need be, was my thinking or at least make it a bit more comfortable in a sense. Since I cant literally walk out

I have thought about adding a few aspirins, some tin-foil and maybe a few band-aids too.

It may not be perfect but it works for my needs and where I venture.

List (not complete):

wild edibles book, mesh nets for collecting food, trapping fish etc

USGS maps and compass in green case hanging off pack

IFAK, heat sheets, bivy bag, magnesium firestarter, fox whistles, bug spray wipe

warm insulated clothes, hat, gloves, polar fleece jacket, pants etc, boonie hat, columbia rain gear, socks, underwear all the creature comforts

msr water filter and bleach, nalgene large mouth bottle

knives, multi tools, sharpening stones etc

hammock, tent stakes, paracord and misc gear

headlamp, slingshot (hopefully to harvest some food)

assorted foods, msr pocket rocket stove, fuel etc

all stuffed into a molle 3 day pack

its better to have and not need, than to need and not have

Go-Kit and related supplies

Suggested Go-Kit Supplies
Use this list as a guide or memory jogger only –
no one could or would carry all this and still call it a “Go-Kit”

Go-Kit (Radio Equipment and Gear)

Radio Equipment Radio, 2 meter
Radio, 220
Radio, 440
Radio, HF
Radio, 6 meter
Speaker mikes/headsets
Speakers
Earphones
Battery packs for each radio
NiCad packs for each radio
Multi-Outlet Power Strips
Self-Contained Power Backup Units
12V battery
5/8 wave whip antenna
Rubber duck mag-mount antenna
2-M/220/440 mag-mount antenna(s)
Patch cords
Adapters
Extension cords
GMRS/FRS transceivers
Anderson® Power Poles
Surge-Protected Power Strips
CB Radio
3-prong to 2-prong adapter
Spare fuses
Scanner
Repeater directory
Cell phone
GPS
APRS
Slow-Scan Transceivers
Rig-Runner(s)
Ham Radio Plates on Vehicle
ARRL® Net Directory

Miscellaneous ARES Items DMV license
FCC Amateur license
FCC GMRS license
Disaster Service Worker card
Pens
Clipboard
Notepaper/pads
Laptop
Mini-MAGlite® for directing traffic
Message forms
Log sheets
Rosters/phone lists
Personal ID Badges
ARES® uniform
ARES® vehicle placard
Maps
UPS
ARES® ID Card
ICS Forms
Binoculars/spotting scope
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Thermometer
Compass
Camera
ARES® Field Manual
Bullhorn

Tool Box Screwdriver, slotted
Screwdriver, Phillips
Pliers
Needle nose pliers
Wire cutters
Small hammer
Socket wrenches
Tower Belt
Electrical tape
Hookup wire
Wire stripper
Alligator clips
Jumper cables
Ropes
Hacksaw
Cable ties
Crowbar
Super Glue
Allen wrenches
Duct tape
VOM
SWR meter (HF/VHF)
Soldering iron/solder

Go-Kit (Personal Support Gear and Supplies)

Personal Items Underwear
Shirts
Pants
Socks (wool)
Socks (cotton)
Shoes
Cap (wool)
Cap (visor or hat)
Gloves (wool)
Gloves (leather)
Jacket
Sweater
Poncho/rain suit
Deodorant
Toothbrush/paste
Shampoo
Mouthwash
Dental floss
Vaseline®/hand lotion, oil
Razor blades
Sewing kit
Hearing Aid(s) w/Spare batteries
Facial tissue
Insect repellant
Sunglasses
Spare eyeglasses
Spare contact lenses, supplies
Hairbrush/comb
Sunscreen
Feminine hygiene items
Baby powder
Mirror

First Aid Supplies Gauze pads, 4″
Antiseptic cream (with anesthetic)
Alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide
Elastic wraps
Burn cream
Anti-bacterial wipes
Nuprin®/Advil®/Aspirin
Tylenol®
New Skin®
Cloth tape
Gloves, latex
Gloves, vinyl
Gloves, Nitrile
Anti-diarrhea medication
Laxative
Anti-gas/anti-acid
(3) Triangular Bandages
Scissors
Tweezers
Mirror
Nail clippers
Cough Drops
Throat lozenges
Instant cold pack
Instant heat pack
Prescription meds
(2) Tongue Depressor Blades
Dust/bacterial mask
Thermometer
Band aids
Cotton Balls
Safety pins

Shelter/Camping Supplies Tent
Ground cloth/tarp
Lantern (electric/fuel)
Sleeping bags
Blankets
Sheets, pillow cases
Waterproof matches
Cigarette lighter
Generator/fuel
Small broom
Shovel/ax/hatchet
Garbage bags, ties
Clothespins
Safety pins
Portable broadcast radio
Plastic Sheeting
Candles/chemical light sticks
A-B-C-type Fire extinguisher
Alarm clock
Space blankets
Portable toilet
Carbon monoxide detector
Compass

Cooking Supplies Paper/plastic plates, bowls
Paper/plastic cups
Plastic utensils
Manual Can opener
Bottle opener
Swiss army knife
Sterno stove/fuel
Hibachi/fuel
Cook pots
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Zip-Lock bags

Sanitation Soap, antibacterial
Soap, hand
Soap, liquid
Pet litter
Towels, paper
Towels, cloth
Diapers
Toilet paper (in Zip-Lok bag)
Water purification tablets/bleach
Baby wipes

Food & Water Canned meat/fish
Canned vegetables/fruit
Canned macaroni, spaghetti
Canned beans/chili
Canned pudding
Canned baby formula
Canned pet food
Juice
Peanut butter
Jelly
Cheese spread
Dried fruit
Trail mix/granola/nuts
Snacks/candy bars
Sugar/sweeteners
Powdered milk, creamer
Salt/pepper
Water (2 gal/person/day)
MREs (military survival rations)

Safety Equipment Flashlights
Headlamp
Safety helmet
Dust mask
Ear Plugs
Gloves, leather
Goggles
Chemical light sticks
Whistle
Red Cross Course Certification Cards
Knife
Batteries (sizes for all uses)
2-million Candlepower Spotlight

Go-Kit Car-Kit

Vehicle Equipment County Street-Level Atlas
(4) cans of Pennzoil Fix-A-Flat®
4-way Lug Wrench
Small Tool Kit
3-in-1 Lighter Socket Adapter
12 VDC 275 PSI Compressor
(5) Highway flares
Tarp
Automobile Accident Reports
12-volt Reading Lamp

Go-Kit BUGOUT-Kit (If you have to vacate your home)

Important Documents
(**Copy Only – in Watertight Container!!) Birth Certificate **
Marriage Certificate **
Passport **
Insurance Papers **
Stocks and Bonds **
Immunization Papers **
Cash (including change)
Checks and Traveler Checks
Driver’s License **
Social Security Card **
Wills **
Deeds **
Household Inventory Lists **
Credit Card Account Numbers **
Personal Identification Cards
1 Credit Card

 

http://www.af1hs.com/go_kit.html

for further info on ideas

Winter Fishing in the High Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon

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Here’s some pics from my trip to La Pine, Oregon. Visited North Twin and Cultus Lake. we wanted to fish Lava Lake but when we started pushing snow with my bumper I decided to turn around. Fishing was slow with the fridged weather but the wilderness was beautiful!

#winter #troutfishing #cascades #snow #oregon

Ham Radio Reference Links

hopefully these links will help you out as they have done for myself

if you have any to add, please do so

NY Law Ham Radio (keep in vehicle)

https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/vehicle-and-traffic-law/vat-sect-397.html

http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html

https://www.qsl.net/co8tw/iota.htm

https://www.qrz.com/i/iota.html

http://na-sota.org/

http://www.arrl.org/section-abbreviations

http://radman.no-ip.ca:8901/

https://hamspots.net/

https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html

http://www.bandplans.com/

https://www.winterfieldday.com/rules

https://www.qsl.net/k3asi/modechart.htm

http://www.k9mu.com/map/

http://www.cquest.com/ch/

https://www.qsl.net/va3iul/Antenna/Wire%20Antennas%20for%20Ham%20Radio/Wire_antennas_for_ham_radio.htm

How to build a tin can waveguide antenna  http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html

http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-amplification.htm

https://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/Dipole_folded.php

https://daycounter.com/Calculators/Air-Core-Inductor-Calculator.phtml

http://hintlink.com/power_density.php

http://www.repeater-builder.com/products/stm32-dvm.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-option-plug.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-interfacing.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-rptr-int.html

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/files/id-o-matic-rick-rev2.pdf

http://timesmicrowave.com/calculator/?productId=126&frequency=18&runLength=4&mode=calculate#form

http://www.n5dux.com/ham/files/pdf/index.php

http://mstewart.net/super8/aprs/RASP/index.htm

http://www.dj0ip.de/ricki-leaks/hrd-software/ (last fre version)

http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/

http://www.radioqth.net/licscert

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-option-plug.html

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/index.php

http://home.teleport.com/~n3eg/maxtrac.htm

http://www.arrl.org/code-practice-qst-source

http://spaceweather.com/

https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management

http://kv5r.com/ham-radio/shortwave-frequencies/

https://www.qsl.net/darn/PSK31.htm

http://www.arrl.org/outgoing-qsl-service

https://harfordemcomm.org/

http://www.3905ccn.com/

https://ema.arrl.org/arrl-numbered-radiograms/

http://ch.w6rk.com/

http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mttopHF.html

https://rsgb.org/main/operating/qsl-bureau/qsl-bureau-address/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HRVO Wednesday Net

HRVO Wednesday Net

Starting December on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:30pm EST

Net topics will vary each week

Topics can include: overlanding, camping, hiking and so forth

If you are interested in running a net please let us know

So in amateur tradition we will learn from others, and share our knowledge

Ill see you on the net

73

Mike AA1PR

Net Topics:

Dec 5th ~ Recovery

Dec 19th ~ Survival bags