Friday, April 24, 2015

SATURDAY -- VE Help Needed for Federal Way Technician Class (April 25, 2015)

SATURDAY -- April 25, 2015
VE Help Needed for Federal Way Technician Class

The  Technician class will be finishing tomorrow on Saturday April 25, 2015.
There were 34 in the first day.
We will need a few more VEs.

The test will start after 3 PM, upstair on the west side of the building at the:
Federal Way Masonic Hall
1700 South 340th Street
Federal Way  WA  98003
 DIRECTIONS:
Approach South 340th from the south.
There is a triangle at Hwy 99, 16th South and South 340th, that stops one from turning onto 340th when coming from the north.

1  From I-5 exit on to S 348th going west into Federal Way.
2  Turn right at the first light onto 16th Avenue South.
3  Go past S 341st and turn right onto South 340th.(This is just as 16th South is merging with Highway 99)
 
We will see you tomorrow at 3 PM

Daniel Stevens KL7WM
Training Coordinator
ARRL Liaison VE
206 228 9274

Posted at 4/24/2015 04:01:00 PM


Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Drunken Maidens at Phinney Arts & Music Series Concert (April 26, 2015)

Phinney Arts & Music Series Concert
April 26th 4:30pm
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
225 N. 70th St, Seattle, WA

$10 Suggested Donation
 

Posted at 4/23/2015 09:34:00 AM


FREE HAM Licensing Classes -- March, April, May 2015

Classes Coming Up Next:
Technician Licensing Class, April 18 and 25, 2015.
Federal Way Masonic Hall, 1700 South 340th Street, Federal Way WA 98003
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Can You help VE? 
Saturday Afterfoon, April 25th @ FedWay
-- Please contact Daniel KL7WM@aol.com --
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Technician Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015.
PC Center, 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)
General Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015
PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)
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Can You help VE?
Kent (4/4Ex), FedWay (4/25G+Ex), Ballard (5-23G+Ex)
 -- Please contact Daniel KL7WM@aol.com --
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What to expect at this training:
The Radio Licensing Class is 16 hour, or two days.It talks about Rules, Operation Procedures, Amateur Practices, Radio Waves Propagation,
Electronic Principles and Components and some circuits, Radio Modes, Antennas and Safety.
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The class handouts are ten self grading quizzes, band charts and a booklet

 with 152 illustrations from the training slides.
The class will discuss all of the over 400 questions in the Question Pool.
The final test is a 35 question test taken from the Question Pool.
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That is the formal side of the class.
The instructors will also cover what radios do what and which types to buy.
Different groups to get into:
Radio nets, and emergency communication, Satellites, long distance communications,
 contest, experimenting, remote controlled models, WiFi and long distance WiFi,
Ham Internet, Internet back modes, and the social aspects of radio.
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Daniel Stevens KL7WM
Training Coordinator
206 228 9274
KL7WM@aol.com
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TRAINING RESULTS:
11 Extras, 1 Tech+1 Extra (Combo), inc. 1 Extra w/100%
Extra Licensing Class, March 21 and 28 and April 4 2015
Kent Fire Station 73, 26512 Military Road South, Kent, WA 98032
(Thanks to Trainers Dustin [KF7FK], Dean [KG7ODB], et al. & 12 VEs!)
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There are several FREE classes scheduled for the next 3 months!
 
Registration is so the handout can be prepared for everyone.
To register, one needs to send an email and what class one want to take to:
Daniel Stevens [KL7WM] at KL7WM@aol.com
Here are the classes scheduled for the next three months.

1 Extra Licensing Class, March 21 and 28 and April 4 2015
Kent Fire Station 73, 26512 Military Road South, Kent, WA 98032 
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2 Technician Licensing Class, April 18 and 25, 2015.
Federal Way Masonic Hall, 1700 South 340th Street, Federal Way WA 98003 
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3 Technician Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015.
PC Center, 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)
4 General Licensing Class, May 16 and 23, 2015
PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)
All classes are for 9 AM to 5 PM with a VE test on the last day.
Thank you,


Daniel Stevens [KL7WM]
Training Coordinator
206 228 9274

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 3/08/2015 09:18:00 PM


HAPPY 87th BIRTHDAY -- Bill [W7MAV] (April 22, 2015)

Happy Birthday, Bill [W7MAV]
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kCSq7NCZah0/VTaFDlpPntI/AAAAAAAAB_w/3EZP1BiXu10/s1600/BDAY_W7MAV_2015-04-22.jpg
Happy Birthday, Bill [W7MAV]

Posted at 4/22/2015 08:00


How to contact Joe [K7EQ]

Joe [K7EQ] at the 2014 PSRG Picnic
FROM JESSICA [KF7UHK] (Apr 11, 2015):
  Joe Fell from a Moving Sling, while he was Being treated for a Detached Retina.   
  Broke his right Upper Leg bone,.. the Femur ?
    Sylvia and I went and Saw Joe St Aubin, K7EQ, over at Shoreline Health & Rehabilitation Center (2818 NE 145th Room 115)
     He is Doing good, Has Already had Laser Surgery to Fix the Detached retina, But with Joe’s Brittle Bones, He’s not going to be able to get out for 60 to 90 Days,  that’s two to Three Months...
     He is in Good Spirits and is getting good care... But I think he could use a Visit or a Call...

    He says if you call, leave him a Message, and he can hear it coming in,,... then he will call for a Nurse to get you back on the phone,... 
    And he says that’s fine too...

http://www.shorelinehrc.com/
 Currently : Room 115
 Joe’s Number :   206-418-2976

Please Share This Information. 
And Feel free to Call Joe or Me.
Jessica KF7UHK
425-212-9754 
THANKS FOR THE CHAT WITH JOE ON APRIL 12, 2015
 Sunday, April 12 at NOON!
Talk to Joe [K7EQ]
via Crossband Repeat
on PSRG (146.96 - 103.5)
Details with Jessica [KF7UHK]

FROM GLENN [K7GLE] (April 9, 2015):
Barry & LW --
    I ran into Joe on the bus coming home tonight. He asked me to pass this along, and to say you could do the same.
    As you may know (I didn't) he went in for emergency eye surgery to correct a detached retina.
    While in the hospital a caregiver dropped him moving him between his chair and the bed and broke his leg.
    He is now at Shoreline Health & Rehabilitation Center, in room 115.
    I'm afraid I didn't ask him how long he thought he'd be there.
    He has  a landline, but no cell, email, or radio access.
    He said to say that visitors are welcome.

        - Glenn

Posted at 4/11/2015 10:01:00 PM


Last Visible ISS Pass TONIGHT (9:04 - 9:06PM) until May 15, 2015

Last Visible Pass until May 15, 2015!
ISS for April 22, 2015 (WED)
 [Right click to enlarge]
IN: 9:04PM (21:04) 10 WSW
MAX: 9:05PM (21:05) 11° SW
OUT: 9:06PM (21:06) 10° SSW
2m 04s | -0.5M
+++++++++++
To view all passes & other objects,
check out: 
Heavens-above.com
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Space Station Updates
ISS Resupply Mission
April 14, 2015 -- Falcon & Dragon

Last VISIBLE ISS Fly-By until 
May 15, 2015
Date MAG Start Highest point End
(mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
15 May -1.9 04:52:19 10° SSW 04:55:08 28° SE 04:57:58 10° E
16 May -1.2 03:58:24 12° S 03:59:56 16° SE 04:02:03 10° E
17 May -2.9 04:37:28 11° SW 04:40:26 50° SSE 04:43:34 10° ENE
18 May -2.1 03:43:59 23° S 03:45:03 29° SE 03:47:54 10° E
19 May -1.1 02:50:23 16° ESE 02:50:23 16° ESE 02:51:50 10° E
19 May -3.4 04:22:49 13° WSW 04:25:35 86° SSE 04:28:49 10° ENE
Data from : Heavens-above.com

Posted at 04/20/2015 21:00


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

[ISS Sightings] APR 2015 ISS (04-06 thru 04-16) + 04-17 thru 04-22

ISS for April 22, 2015 (WED)
 [Right click to enlarge]
IN: 9:04PM (21:04) 10 WSW
MAX: 9:05PM (21:05) 11° SW
OUT: 9:06PM (21:06) 10° SSW
2m 04s | -0.5M
Dragon is docked w/ ISS?

[LINK]
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check out: 
Heavens-above.com
+++++++++++
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Lists of Internet & 
Mobile ISS-Tracking APPS
+++++++++++
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ISS Resupply Mission
April 14, 2015 -- Falcon & Dragon
 
Space Station Updates
International Space Station -- Spot The Station
Sighting Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
Tuesday Apr 07, 2015 through Thursday Apr 16, 2015
(Thanks for the reminder, Jessica [KF7UHK])
From Heavens-above.com
Click on the date to get a star chart, ground chart, and other pass details.
Orbit: 397 x 405 km, 51.6° (Epoch: 07 April)
Date (mag) Start Highest point End

Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
06 Apr-3.320:54:0510°SW20:57:1862°SSE20:59:5115°ENEvisible
06 Apr-1.222:30:4110°W22:32:2827°WNW22:32:2827°WNWvisible
07 Apr-2.721:37:0410°W21:40:1855°NNW21:41:3232°NEvisible
07 Apr0.023:13:5710°WNW23:14:0811°WNW23:14:0811°WNWvisible
08 Apr-3.220:43:2910°WSW20:46:4577°NNW20:50:0210°ENEvisible
08 Apr-1.922:20:2010°WNW22:23:0136°NNW22:23:0136°NNWvisible
09 Apr-2.221:26:3910°W21:29:4742°N21:31:4619°NEvisible
09 Apr-0.423:03:2410°WNW23:04:2117°WNW23:04:2117°WNWvisible
10 Apr-2.620:32:5610°W20:36:0952°NNW20:39:2210°ENEvisible
10 Apr-2.222:09:4810°WNW22:12:5540°N22:12:5840°Nvisible
11 Apr-2.121:16:0710°WNW21:19:1338°N21:21:3216°ENEvisible
11 Apr-0.922:52:4210°WNW22:54:0623°WNW22:54:0623°WNWvisible
12 Apr-2.220:22:2210°W20:25:3041°N20:28:3710°ENEvisible
12 Apr-2.721:59:0510°WNW22:02:1648°NNE22:02:3546°NEvisible
13 Apr-2.321:05:2410°WNW21:08:3140°N21:11:0214°ENEvisible
13 Apr-1.422:41:5010°WNW22:43:3529°WNW22:43:3529°WNWvisible
14 Apr-3.221:48:1010°WNW21:51:2668°NNE21:52:0054°ENEvisible
15 Apr-2.720:54:2910°WNW20:57:4150°NNE21:00:2313°Evisible
15 Apr-1.722:30:5610°WNW22:32:5630°W22:32:5630°Wvisible
*16 Apr-3.421:37:0810°WNW21:40:2473°SSW21:41:1943°SEvisible

Date Bright Start Highest point End Pass type
(mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
16 Apr-3.421:37:0910°WNW21:40:2574°SSW21:41:2043°SEvisible
17 Apr-3.220:43:1910°WNW20:46:3673°NNE20:49:3911°ESEvisible
17 Apr-1.522:20:0410°W22:22:1222°SW22:22:1222°SWvisible
18 Apr-2.521:25:5610°WNW21:29:0139°SW21:30:3024°SSEvisible
19 Apr-3.120:31:5610°WNW20:35:1167°SSW20:38:2510°SEvisible
19 Apr-0.822:09:3710°WSW22:11:0512°SW22:11:2212°SWvisible
20 Apr-1.421:14:4510°W21:17:2021°SW21:19:4011°Svisible
22 Apr-0.521:04:1610°WSW21:05:2011°SW21:06:1810°SSWvisible
Dragon CRS-6 - Visible Passes


Dragon CRS-6 - Visible Passes
 Search period end:
26 April 2015 00:00
Orbit: 385 x 393 km, 51.6° (Epoch: 16 April)

Click on the date to get a star chart and other pass details.
Date Brightness Start Highest point End Pass type
(mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
16 Apr0.621:37:0910°WNW21:40:2173°SSW21:41:1244°SEvisible
17 Apr0.820:39:5510°WNW20:43:0870°NNE20:46:1511°ESEvisible
17 Apr2.422:16:2310°W22:18:3523°SW22:18:3523°SWvisible
18 Apr1.321:18:5510°WNW21:21:5944°SSW21:23:4022°SSEvisible
19 Apr3.021:58:4210°W22:00:3514°SW22:01:0814°SSWvisible
20 Apr2.321:00:4910°W21:03:3426°SW21:06:1710°SSEvisible
22 Apr3.120:43:0210°W20:45:0516°SW20:47:0510°Svisible
(from: Heavens-Above ISS - Visible Passes)
(List of ALL ISS Passes during this periods)

Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 04/06/2015 00:00:00 PM


Photo of ISS Fly-By for April 19, 2015 8:31-8:38PM

ISS Pass April 19, 2015 8:31-8:38PM
from Ron [NR7O]
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ISS for April 19, 2015
[Right click to enlarge]
IN: 8:31PM (20:31) 10° WNW
MAX: 8:35PM (21:35) 67° SW
OUT: 8:38PM (20:38) 24° SSE
6m 30s | -3.1M
Dragon is docked w/ ISS?
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check out: 

Posted at 4/18/2015 10:19:00 PM


KG7NSC + WA4OSH -- ISS Communication (04-17-2015)

Received from Patrick [KG7NSC] and Konrad [WA4OSH] on 04-17-2015
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Patrick,
I was at the Eastgate park and ride parking garage during the two passes tonight.
See the first file.

 My signal was digipeated four times according to the log at ariss.net
I think you may have been hearing me direct.
You might still have your packet log if have not erased it.
I believe that the packets from the ISS come from RS0ISS.
Let me know what you have in your packet log.
--Konrad, WA4OSH


If I'm reading this right, I think I got your packet digipeated from the iss.
73,
Patrick kg7nsc

--
Best,
Konrad


Posted at 4/18/2015 21:00