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rtexpeditions

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Randall
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VK7VWK
OB Net May 21st 2021

The net on the 21st May was run by myself (Randall) VK7VWK from Hobart, Tasmania,

No fixed topic.

Participants Log

K6SJG – Sean CA in&out

KE6GVK – Mike AZ in&out

KJ6DHG – Renay CA

K7XPO – Brien AZ

KM4PJN – Jimmy VA

KI7RAM – Bill NV

KO4BDT – Mike VA

KJ7YOM – Brendan AZ

KC0POB – Brad AZ in&out

KG6PZR – Brian Iwakuni Japan

KE8QFT – Brad OH

Round 1

KJ6DHG – Renay. Studying for General (HAM) licence, in a group helping each other. Fuel light in wrangler doesn’t come on. Shifting focus from awning to ham exam.

K7XPO – Brien. (Renay’s) fuel light could be a fuse.

KM4PJN – Jimmy. Experiencing good weather. Suggested Renay look into Jeep forums regarding light.

KI7RAM – Bill. Talked about his excursion with Bent and Shane to Alstrom Point, Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Bryce. Camping, Hiking in canyons. Cold temps in Mahogany Flat 8000ft above sea level

Round 2

KJ6DHG – Renay. Lights for camping and fridge as a future project

KM4PJN – Jimmy. Work on Landrover, 96 Discovery 1, 4.0 litre.

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12poundtest

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Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
Last Name
Sershon
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15391

Ham Callsign
N7PHY
Hello everyone,
How is everything going? I'll be your net control operator this evening for the weekly Overland Bound Amateur Radio Net. No dedicated topic tonight, just check ins and open conversation.
Hope you can make it.
Ed N7PHY


Net Details
Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

Topic: Open Topic
Net Control: Ed N7PHY, Edmonds WA
When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 00:30 UTC

Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .

Echolink
Conference Node 357087 (Starlink)

Check the WMRA web page for linked repeaters, talk groups, etc.
 

12poundtest

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2,827
Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
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Sershon
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15391

Ham Callsign
N7PHY
Great net again tonight. Thank you everyone who could join. I'll be your net control again next week, any topic ideas??

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Ed N7PHY

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KJ6DHGRENAYCABusy. Studying for General. Noticed all repeater audio is scratchy. Learned had solar incident last week, interesting. Q: Putting in HF rig in jeep. People do that? Ed - running FT-891 and hamstick type antennas. Randall - thinking along same lines as 891.Making up own wire antenna with various taps, etc.
K7DK MARKWAPicked up Amp for car for IC705. All good news.
KM4PJNJIMMIEVAWorking on Rover this weekend. Everything good. Picked up new french press for camping. Will get report next week.
KB7RSVSCOTTWAX
KE6GVKMIKEAZX
KM6WANRYANCA1st time on OB net. Getting into AllStar node. Working on 4Runner this weekend.
VK7VWKRANDALLHOBARTLittle cold in Hobart. Will finish wiring up aux wiring and Engle fridge. Have had Engle for close to 30 yrs(?). After vehicle projects are done I'll turn to playing with radios in vehicles. Looking to incorporate an HF radio. Check out Bushcomm tapped mobile antenna.
KJ7NWPGREGAZReturning from grocery store. Tomorrow birthday. Out for round 2.
 

12poundtest

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We talked about mobile HF tonight so thought I'd share a few photos from my setup. Nothing to brag about but it sure is fun running HF mobile.
N7PHY antenna mount.jpgN7PHY_Mobile1.jpgN7PHY_Mobile2.jpgN7PHY_Mobile3.jpgN7PHYhamstickantenna.jpg
 

12poundtest

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Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
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Sershon
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12poundtest

Rank V
Member

Member III

2,827
Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
Last Name
Sershon
Member #

15391

Ham Callsign
N7PHY
Hello everyone,
I'll be your net control operator this evening for the weekly Overland Bound Amateur Radio Net. No dedicated topic tonight, just check ins and open conversation.
Hope you can make it.
Ed N7PHY


Net Details
Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

Topic: Open Topic
Net Control: Ed N7PHY, Edmonds WA
When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 00:30 UTC

Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .

Echolink
Conference Node 357087 (Starlink)

Check the WMRA web page for linked repeaters, talk groups, etc.
 

12poundtest

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Member III

2,827
Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
Last Name
Sershon
Member #

15391

Ham Callsign
N7PHY
Thanks everyone for joining tonight.

Future topics Ideas from tonight's net:
1) Injury's and how to treat them.
2) Field Day preparations.

Any other suggestions?

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
Ed N7PHY

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KJ6DHGRENAYCAMade progress in general study. Check eng light on. Auto zone tested; lost comm and lost coolant. Need SW upgrade. Field Day coming up. Train run was canceled. Nice to see things opening up again. Topic suggestions: injury and how to treat.
KB7RSVSCOTTWABeen gathering materials for speaker wire dipole for 10 meters.
KM4PJNJIMMIEVAX
KC0POBCHADAZXGoing to north rim.
VK7VWKRANDALLHOBART TASMANIATrip cancelled. Was going for bush walk but too wet. Most of the Van projects are complete.
KJ7LPDONAZX
KE6GVKMIKEAZX
KD2SOCJORDANNYX
W7BRBRENTMobilePicked up new truck. Driving back to WA. EC in tear down mode after trip. Going to do more D-Star.
KJ7YORDAVEAZJust licensed, getting used to all this. Sunscreen. (Costco spray on) Renay - gets high coverage sport type spray on. 40spf. Dave - in summer we turn off water heater.
 

12poundtest

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Edmonds WA
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Ed
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Sershon
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N7PHY
Hi Everyone,
Is anyone out there available to host the net this week? (Friday 6/11) I'll be traveling to a campsite getting setup for the June VHF contest. If possible I'll check in but can't commit to running the net.
Thanks
Ed N7PHY
 

12poundtest

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Edmonds WA
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N7PHY
Hi Everyone,
Sorry I missed the net Friday. Everything go ok?

Made some great contacts on 6 meters for the VHF contest. We were setup on a ridge at 5000', which was almost a sheer drop to valley below to the east. Perfect for some directional VHF activity.
Here's a view of my weekend radio camp setup. - Ed N7PHY

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rtexpeditions

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Member III

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
First Name
Randall
Last Name
Treloyn
Member #

5615

Ham Callsign
VK7VWK
OB Net June 11th 2021
The net on the 11th June was run by myself (Randall) VK7VWK from Hobart, Tasmania,
No fixed topic.
Participants Log
KE6GVK – Mike AZ in&out
KN6KWX – Dan CA
K4GDJ – Rizal FL
KE7MU – Brad AZ (Problems Connecting)
KJ6DHG – Renay CA
KI7RAM – Bill NV
KM4PJN – Jimmy VA
W6UXD – Mike CA
W6OKE – Don AZ in&out
N7MDT – Matt AZ in&out
KG6PZR – Brian Iwakuni Japan
VK2DY – Robert NSW Australia in&out
K7RFX – Larry AZ last minute checkin
Round 1
KN6KWX – Dan, At playground with 3 year old. Reception patchy to simplex node 2mi away.
K4GDJ – Rizal, New to Echolink and digital modes. Does more SOTA with HF. Has 2 Jeeps and has found it dry and dusty on trails lately.
KJ6DHG – Renay, San Diego 71F, Participating in VHF contest from home or nearby high point.
KI7RAM – Bill, Has been cool this week, now climbing to 100F.Runs with Reno Overlanding Group to Frenchman’s Lake CA. There is a crystal mine to get rock crystals.
KM4PJN – Jimmy. Has taken heads off Land Rover. 85F to 88F storms. Suggested OB on air meetup. Mentioned streaming app tv programs from Australia.
KG6PZR – Brian, Asked about Dometic refrigerator. KI7 RAM suggested Dometic or ARB, KM4PJN suggested Newair with LG compressor.
KE7MU – Brad, Talked about comparison between Yeti cooler and much cheaper version. Yeti only lasted half a day longer.
Round 2
KE7MU – Brad, talked about Promaster, keeping in in shady place to keep out of heat. DIY awning using painters’ poles and tarp.
KJ6DHG – Renay, OB connecting using radio a good idea. Involved in class action regarding unpaid wages, had enough to pay the remaining balance off Jeep.
KM4PJN – Jimmy, Mentioned Field Day last weekend in June. “Hobotech” as a source of information regarding solar panels with good info and scientific testing.

Please join us next week
 
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Edmonds WA
First Name
Ed
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Sershon
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N7PHY
Hello everyone,
I'm back in town and ready to be your net control operator this week.
We have a few potential topics this week;
  • Do you have plans for Field Day?
  • Any recent or upcoming overland trips you'd like to tell us about?
  • What do you do to keep cool when the temperatures rise?
Looking forward to catching up with everyone Friday!
Ed N7PHY


Net Details
Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

Topic: Open Topic
Net Control: Ed N7PHY, Edmonds WA
When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 00:30 UTC

Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .

Echolink
Conference Node 357087 (Starlink)

Check the WMRA web page for linked repeaters, talk groups, etc.
 
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12poundtest

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Great net last night. Thank you everyone who could join. Below are a few notes from the conversation.

Field Day is coming up next weekend. I hope everyone has an opportunity to participate in some way. Because of Field Day setup, I may not be able to facilitate the net Friday. Is there anyone out there available and willing to host the net? If so, let me know here or directly and I'll get you all setup.

Thanks!
Ed N7PHY

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KJ6DHGRenayCABeen hot in CA. Been taking walks in morning or evening. Getting maint done on jeep. After can focus on trips. Last week was VHF contest. Operated from parking lot and made contacts. Noticed contacts were better made earlier in day. Tried software for Icom (RT Systems). Programed frequencies. (can't leave cable plugged in or cant txmt). May visit Field Day. Interested in antennas used for HF. One contact was a SOTA, would like something can hike with.
KE6GVKMikeAZx
W6AACCAx
K5TINShaneLABack to work. WX is hot and humid. Recent trip with Brent and Bill. Working on hotspot to access net. Field Day again this year but have to work. Bought a portable vertical antenna, working out radials. May try next weekend. Mention Brent's videos have all camp sites; best of highlight in the works for the trip. (wolf river coil)
KM4JPNJimmieVAX
KE7RFXLarryAZX
KJ7YOMBrendanAZNo field day due to work training. Not doing much overlanding due to heat. Wife has new jeep, looking forward to taking out.
VK7VWKRandallHOBART TASMANIANot sweltering in the heat. (51 deg). Everything going well. Project this week - 270 deg awning in garage. Fixing up. Suspension parts are long way off. Last FD canceled but happening again this year. Looking into overlanding trails in new south wales.
K7DKMarkPORT TOWNSEND WAWX cool but windy. Looking forward to exploring the oly peninsula. Picked up an RF amp for the car, installing next week. (5/150w). Heard about app - photography iOverlander app. Shows every free place to stay overnight.
K6SJGSeanCAXMOBILE
WX5SKYJonOKBeen down with strep throat and hit with poison ivy. Looking forward to Field Day.
VK2DYRobert SydneyCool wet day in Sydney.
 

rtexpeditions

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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G'Day,

Your Friday Night HAM Radio Net will be hosted from waaay-down-under again this week.

The topic will be "What's in your tuckerbox?" which probably needs some translation.

The meaning of which is what are those food essentials you always take on your Overlanding trips? Mostly those staple foods that are not the main course and could potentially be stored in your rig on a semi-permanent basis.
 
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Randall
Last Name
Treloyn
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5615

Ham Callsign
VK7VWK
The net on the 25th June was run by myself (Randall) VK7VWK from Hobart, Tasmania,
Topic “What’s in your tuckerbox”.
Participants Log
AB5JK – Jimi TX in&out
W6AAX – Al CA in&out
KM4PJN – Jimmy VA in&out
W6OKE – Don AZ in&out
K9MLS – Mike MN in&out
KJ6DHG – Renay CA
KI5GPI – Donna TX
N7PHY – Ed WA
KN6KJP – Corey CA
VK2DY – Robert NSW Australia
K7RFX – Larry AZ last-minute checkin
Announcements
No OB organisation announcements.
Request was made for more operators to run this net.
Round 1
KJ6DHG – Renay. Things taken on day trips: fruit, things with water, string cheese. No candy or soda. Drinks with electrolytes. Maybe MRE’s on longer trips.
KI5GPI – Donna. Pretty much packed all the time. Coffee, tea oats. Pancake mix, corn and beans. Freeze-dried meals, box of spices, oil.
N7PHY – Ed. Bag of trail mix in zip lock bag. Bottles of water. Stove and cookpot kit with a gallon of water. Make something hot in cold weather.
VK7VWK – Randall. Salt and pepper, tomato sauce, vegemite.
Comment KJ6DHG – Renay – Has tried vegemite.
KN6KJP – Corey. When out in the wilderness, cans of tuna, cliff and RX bars. Mess of a cook and avoids cleaning up.
Round 2
KJ6DHG – Renay. Nice to hear someone else from San Diego (Corey). Electrical problem in jeep, had recall for software and software update now back to normal.
KI5GPI – Donna. ARRL field day on air from Nth TX. FT8 mode. Needed to replace fuel pump in Tacoma lucky to get part.
Comment KJ6DHG – Renay. Glad Donna got parts.
N7PHY – Ed. Participating in field day. Club callsign N7EDW. Operating on 40m VHF, UHF. Intends to try vegemite.
KN6KJP – Corey. Hello to Renay.
Comment AB5JK – Congratulations to KN6KJP for tech licence. Advice against promoting gain or business on HAM radio.
KN6KJP – Corey. Found out about net from WMRA e-mail. Not much off-roading. Interested in HAM since pandemic. Baofeng BF-888.
Comment AB5JK – Not all operators see comment box especially when using RF or Allstar.
VK2DY – Robert Sydney has 29 new cases of Covid. Lockdowns in 4 local government areas. Highways are packed with people leaving area.
K7RFX – Larry. Reminder about tech round table.
KJ6DHG – Renay. Informed KN6KJP about local repeater. And another net at 8pm Sundays.
Please join us next week
 
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Thank you Randall for running the net Friday. I've begun assembling my Tuckerbox with some of the suggestions mentioned during the net.

This Friday I'll be net control operator.
Our topic is Overland Photography. Do you capture photos or video of your trip? What equipment do you use? Where do you store your files (assuming digital media)? And what about You Tube. Anyone have a YouTube or similar channel where we can watch some of your adventures?

Looking forward to catching up with everyone Friday!
Ed N7PHY


Net Details
Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

Topic: Overland Photography
Net Control: Ed N7PHY, Edmonds WA
When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 00:30 UTC

Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .

Echolink
Conference Node 357087 (Starlink)

Check the WMRA web page for linked repeaters, talk groups, etc.