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Re: VHF/UHF bands and modes

Brad - WA6MM
 

Hi Bob,
I'll only have my FT-60 HT for 2m operation.  So no SSB for me.  N0MTN has my FT-817 that I used to talk to you on 2m SSB in the "old" days" ;-).  In any event, I'll talk to all of you guys on 2m FM and HF....cuz I have multiple skills ;-).

73, Brad
WA6MM

Re: VHF/UHF bands and modes

Dan Huber
 

While I’ll be carrying a 2m SSB capable radio, I don’t plan on activating with that mode.   I will stick to alternating between 2m FM and 20m/40m HF phone mode.

73 de KN0MAP, Dan

On Jul 28, 2019, at 8:24 AM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

I am wondering about other VHF/UHF modes and bands.

For the 14er event, Joyce and I plan to take 2m and 70cm FM for sure.
I am wondering about other modes and VHF/UHF bands.

Terry/KE0HNW suggested DMR, so we will have an HT along for that.

David/KI6YMZ and I are planning to have 2m SSB (144.200 MHz). Anyone else in on that?

Any interest in 1.2 GHz FM? The SOTA guys down in Arizona are having a blast with summit-to-summit 1.2 GHz with some amazing distances.
We have Alinco HTs for 1.2 GHz and a yagi antenna. We won't take them unless there are other summits being activated.

Brad/WA6MM, sorry, we won't have HF :-)

73 Bob

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VHF/UHF bands and modes

Bob K0NR
 

I am wondering about other VHF/UHF modes and bands.

For the 14er event, Joyce and I plan to take 2m and 70cm FM for sure.
I am wondering about other modes and VHF/UHF bands.

Terry/KE0HNW suggested DMR, so we will have an HT along for that.

David/KI6YMZ and I are planning to have 2m SSB (144.200 MHz). Anyone else in on that?

Any interest in 1.2 GHz FM? The SOTA guys down in Arizona are having a blast with summit-to-summit 1.2 GHz with some amazing distances.
We have Alinco HTs for 1.2 GHz and a yagi antenna. We won't take them unless there are other summits being activated.

Brad/WA6MM, sorry, we won't have HF :-)

73 Bob

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Re: 14er event starts next weekend!

Bob K0NR
 

Yeah! What Brad said!

I know some people are concerned about "committing" to a summit and then having plans change.
Don't worry about that. Just give us your best idea of what you are going to do.

73 Bob

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com
On 27-Jul-19 12:26 PM, Brad - WA6MM wrote:

The 2019 14er event starts next weekend but not many have entered their plans into the database.  I assume we will have more people participating on peaks but haven't listed their plans???

73, Brad
WA6MM

14er event starts next weekend!

Brad - WA6MM
 

The 2019 14er event starts next weekend but not many have entered their plans into the database.  I assume we will have more people participating on peaks but haven't listed their plans???

73, Brad
WA6MM

Re: DMR Activation

Terry Carter
 

Thanks Bob!  I just had to change my plans to activate on Sunday instead of Saturday.  Hopefully you are planning on activating on Sunday too! 

Terry


On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Terry,
I will toss the DMR radio in the backpack and try to work you on DMR.

Bob

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com
On 22-Jul-19 9:14 AM, Terry Carter wrote:
Hey everyone.  Once again this year, I will have my DMR radio with me.  I'd like to attempt a few DMR simplex contacts if any of you wants to do that.  I will be on the 147.42/45, and if I hear anyone come back wanting to go to DMR, I will switch over.  To make it simpler I have programmed the following ahead of time, and I suggest doing the same if you intend to attempt DMR:

Frequency: 446.200
Color Code: 01
Time Slot: 1
Talkgroup: 99

I'll be on Red Cloud on Saturday morning around 10am, and will attempt to activate Sunshine after that if the weather holds.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this!

Thanks & 73,
Terry (KE0HNW)

Re: DMR Activation

Bob K0NR
 

Terry,
I will toss the DMR radio in the backpack and try to work you on DMR.

Bob

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com
On 22-Jul-19 9:14 AM, Terry Carter wrote:

Hey everyone.  Once again this year, I will have my DMR radio with me.  I'd like to attempt a few DMR simplex contacts if any of you wants to do that.  I will be on the 147.42/45, and if I hear anyone come back wanting to go to DMR, I will switch over.  To make it simpler I have programmed the following ahead of time, and I suggest doing the same if you intend to attempt DMR:

Frequency: 446.200
Color Code: 01
Time Slot: 1
Talkgroup: 99

I'll be on Red Cloud on Saturday morning around 10am, and will attempt to activate Sunshine after that if the weather holds.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this!

Thanks & 73,
Terry (KE0HNW)

DMR Activation

Terry Carter
 

Hey everyone.  Once again this year, I will have my DMR radio with me.  I'd like to attempt a few DMR simplex contacts if any of you wants to do that.  I will be on the 147.42/45, and if I hear anyone come back wanting to go to DMR, I will switch over.  To make it simpler I have programmed the following ahead of time, and I suggest doing the same if you intend to attempt DMR:

Frequency: 446.200
Color Code: 01
Time Slot: 1
Talkgroup: 99

I'll be on Red Cloud on Saturday morning around 10am, and will attempt to activate Sunshine after that if the weather holds.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this!

Thanks & 73,
Terry (KE0HNW)

Re: Action Needed: Re-enter your 14er Event plan into the database

Bob K0NR
 

Yeah, good point. I've noticed in previous years some folks summit around 11:30 AM and many of the other operators have departed well before that.

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com
On 20-Jul-19 8:27 AM, Brad - WA6MM wrote:

It appears we are converging to be QRV around 9:30am.  This is good starting point as it will give us a better chance of all working each other S2S in the event weather becomes a problem.  Weather has always been an issue on at least one of the two days in past events.

73, Brad
WA6MM

Re: Action Needed: Re-enter your 14er Event plan into the database

Brad - WA6MM
 

It appears we are converging to be QRV around 9:30am.  This is good starting point as it will give us a better chance of all working each other S2S in the event weather becomes a problem.  Weather has always been an issue on at least one of the two days in past events.

73, Brad
WA6MM

Re: Action Needed: Re-enter your 14er Event plan into the database

Brad - WA6MM
 

Good investigative work Bob!  I'll re enter my plans.

73, Brad 
Wa6mm

Sent from my phone

On Jul 19, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Short Version:

Please re-enter your 14er Event plans into the groups.io database. The existing file got deleted by mistake.

Long Version:

We've encountered our first software bug in groups.io. One of our members accidentally deleted all rows of the table/database for indicating our event plans. If you already entered your planned summit(s), you need to reenter them. I am calling this a software bug because the permissions on the table are set such that a group member should only be able to edit or delete their own entries. The member should have been blocked from deleting any items that are not theirs. Apparently this is not working correctly.

Corrective Actions:

1) I reported the bug to the groups.io team
2) I will periodically export a backup of the table to my computer so if this happens again, we can recover more cleanly.
3) I also request that members be extremely careful editing the table as the permissions/protections are not reliable.

Sorry about this trouble.
Thanks for your help in recovering from it.

73 Bob K0NR

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Action Needed: Re-enter your 14er Event plan into the database

Bob K0NR
 

Short Version:

Please re-enter your 14er Event plans into the groups.io database. The existing file got deleted by mistake.

Long Version:

We've encountered our first software bug in groups.io. One of our members accidentally deleted all rows of the table/database for indicating our event plans. If you already entered your planned summit(s), you need to reenter them. I am calling this a software bug because the permissions on the table are set such that a group member should only be able to edit or delete their own entries. The member should have been blocked from deleting any items that are not theirs. Apparently this is not working correctly.

Corrective Actions:

1) I reported the bug to the groups.io team
2) I will periodically export a backup of the table to my computer so if this happens again, we can recover more cleanly.
3) I also request that members be extremely careful editing the table as the permissions/protections are not reliable.

Sorry about this trouble.
Thanks for your help in recovering from it.

73 Bob K0NR

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New file uploaded to main@ham14er.groups.io

main@ham14er.groups.io Notification <main+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the main@ham14er.groups.io group.

File: Colorado 14er Event Flyer 2019.pdf

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Description:
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You can access this file at the URL:
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Cheers,
The Groups.io Team

Re: Mapping out the 14ers

Brian
 

Great service Dan, nice display.

Regards,

N6IZ Brian

You did leave a few peaks out:



Dan Huber wrote:

G'day All,

Since I have Pikes Peak out my back window I think I'm going to jump into the fun and try to activate it on Saturday the 3rd.   And I've never been one to take the 'easy route' so we will be hiking up from the Crags trail rather than driving up the highway.   We should be on the air between 9 and 10am and this will be my first 14er SOTA activation.

Also, while looking at the list of entries for activations in our database I got to wondering where those peaks were that folks had selected and where all the other 14ers where.    So I started noodling with the list of W0C SOTA summits downloaded from the SOTA Maps web site and I came up with a list of 47 peaks that have summit designations and are over 14,000'.   I then took that list and dumped it into an online mapping service and created the following web app.  

https://locinn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=945ec5143f914c59b8923d1716133021

It's just a simple view of the summits that you can pan, zoom, or select to view a pop-up, as well as the ability to do a search for either a summit name or designator that will zoom to the peak.   There is also a table view that will let you view all the summits sorted by highest to lowest, that will also filter down based on the extent of the map.    

I hope someone can find some use for this, and let me know if there should be something else on the app.   If I was really motivated, I could try to link it to our database and have it show the summits folks have listed.

Anyway - hope to hear you all on the air on Saturday - should be an exciting time.

73 de KN0MAP  Dan


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Re: Mapping out the 14ers

Dan Huber
 

Sorry about that - you are correct Bob, there are 46 summits in my dataset.    I made the mistake of looking at the row count and not taking the column names into consideration.


73 de KN0MAP Dan

On Jul 19, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Just as a reminder for everyone, not all of the "usual 54" 14ers are SOTA summits because they don't meet the 150 meter/492 feet prominence requirement. See https://sites.google.com/site/ham14er/summits-on-the-air-sota 
That page says there are eight 14ers that don't meet the SOTA requirements, which leaves 54 - 8 = 46. (Dan, I think you actually have 46 summits on your map, not 47.)

Re: Mapping out the 14ers

Bob K0NR
 

Dan,

This map is really cool. Thanks for doing that!

Just as a reminder for everyone, not all of the "usual 54" 14ers are SOTA summits because they don't meet the 150 meter/492 feet prominence requirement. See https://sites.google.com/site/ham14er/summits-on-the-air-sota
That page says there are eight 14ers that don't meet the SOTA requirements, which leaves 54 - 8 = 46. (Dan, I think you actually have 46 summits on your map, not 47.)

There are a few other data collections on the groups.io site in the files section (https://ham14er.groups.io/g/main/files/ ):

14erdata.xls is a file that Alan Silverstein, NØMFW, put together that provides distance and bearing between all of the 14ers.

Sota14ersColorado.gpx is a file of GPS coordinates for the 14ers that at also SOTA summits (by Brian Bibeau, N0BCB).

73 Bob

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com
On 18-Jul-19 8:56 PM, Dan Huber wrote:

G'day All,

Since I have Pikes Peak out my back window I think I'm going to jump into the fun and try to activate it on Saturday the 3rd.   And I've never been one to take the 'easy route' so we will be hiking up from the Crags trail rather than driving up the highway.   We should be on the air between 9 and 10am and this will be my first 14er SOTA activation.

Also, while looking at the list of entries for activations in our database I got to wondering where those peaks were that folks had selected and where all the other 14ers where.    So I started noodling with the list of W0C SOTA summits downloaded from the SOTA Maps web site and I came up with a list of 47 peaks that have summit designations and are over 14,000'.   I then took that list and dumped it into an online mapping service and created the following web app.  

https://locinn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=945ec5143f914c59b8923d1716133021

It's just a simple view of the summits that you can pan, zoom, or select to view a pop-up, as well as the ability to do a search for either a summit name or designator that will zoom to the peak.   There is also a table view that will let you view all the summits sorted by highest to lowest, that will also filter down based on the extent of the map.    

I hope someone can find some use for this, and let me know if there should be something else on the app.   If I was really motivated, I could try to link it to our database and have it show the summits folks have listed.

Anyway - hope to hear you all on the air on Saturday - should be an exciting time.

73 de KN0MAP  Dan

Re: Mapping out the 14ers

Dan Huber
 

Thanks Brad,

Felt that this map would be easier to use for those of us that are new to chasing SOTA 14ers than SOTA Maps.  

I’ve hiked up Pikes Peak via the Crags trail before so I know what’s in front of us.  I will be using an IC-706 MKIIG so will try to do both VHF and HF.   20 and 40m SSB (Voice) as I’m not yet CW capable.   Plan to switch between the modes for a few hours to catch as many S2S as possible.

Dan, KN0MAP
   

On Jul 19, 2019, at 6:37 AM, Brad - WA6MM <wa6mm@...> wrote:

Nice map Dan!  That will be useful for those who want to quickly figure out which 14er to activate including the pertinent info.

Good luck climbing Pikes via the Crags route.  I went up that route when I activated Pikes as well.  It is certainly a long hike with lots of vertical gain!  Will you be doing VHF and HF?

73, Brad
WA6MM

Re: Mapping out the 14ers

Brad - WA6MM
 

Nice map Dan!  That will be useful for those who want to quickly figure out which 14er to activate including the pertinent info.

Good luck climbing Pikes via the Crags route.  I went up that route when I activated Pikes as well.  It is certainly a long hike with lots of vertical gain!  Will you be doing VHF and HF?

73, Brad
WA6MM

Mapping out the 14ers

Dan Huber
 

G'day All,

Since I have Pikes Peak out my back window I think I'm going to jump into the fun and try to activate it on Saturday the 3rd.   And I've never been one to take the 'easy route' so we will be hiking up from the Crags trail rather than driving up the highway.   We should be on the air between 9 and 10am and this will be my first 14er SOTA activation.

Also, while looking at the list of entries for activations in our database I got to wondering where those peaks were that folks had selected and where all the other 14ers where.    So I started noodling with the list of W0C SOTA summits downloaded from the SOTA Maps web site and I came up with a list of 47 peaks that have summit designations and are over 14,000'.   I then took that list and dumped it into an online mapping service and created the following web app.  

https://locinn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=945ec5143f914c59b8923d1716133021

It's just a simple view of the summits that you can pan, zoom, or select to view a pop-up, as well as the ability to do a search for either a summit name or designator that will zoom to the peak.   There is also a table view that will let you view all the summits sorted by highest to lowest, that will also filter down based on the extent of the map.    

I hope someone can find some use for this, and let me know if there should be something else on the app.   If I was really motivated, I could try to link it to our database and have it show the summits folks have listed.

Anyway - hope to hear you all on the air on Saturday - should be an exciting time.

73 de KN0MAP  Dan

Re: Time to plan for the 14er Event Weekend

Dan Hupp
 

Yep, Akron, CO Bob, moved out here 2.5 years ago - it was very nice to finally get out of the big city for good.

IIRR we managed to hit the repeater out here from Mt. Bross some years ago so it can be done, probably be easier on SSB or better yet 6m SSB though.

73, Dan N0TZL

On 7/12/2019 10:09, Bob K0NR wrote:

Akron, CO?
I guess that makes you rare DX on 2 meters. :-)