Date   

Happy Father's Day

JAMES BANKS
 

I hope you all have a happy Father's Day.  Jim kd6rea


Re: Happening Now: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-notice

Ginger White
 

Shows another meeting in progress.....

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
Dr. Seuss


On Saturday, June 12, 2021, 08:00:05 AM PDT, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
via Zoom Until Further Notice.

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Happening Now: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-notice

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
via Zoom Until Further Notice.

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Saturday General Meeting

Mark Kanzler
 

Good evening to all MARC members.  I hope that the beginning of summer finds everyone well and getting on their bikes and riding.  I know that I have, and even though COVID seems to be getting better, we still have to be careful. But I f will be first to celebrate not having to wear a mask everywhere I go!!  I have doubled my walking for the past year simply because I get to the door of a store and suddenly remember that I don't have my mask with me and have to go back to the car/bike and get it.  Oh well, more walking.

As some you may know, I took a vacation at the end of April and the beginning of May to go to Atlanta and participate in the charity bicycling event called VeloCity. Yes, I did trailer the Harley, not because it would not make it there, but because my significant other XYL wanted to go, and she does not ride at freeway speeds.  She has a 31 ft toy hauler that we used, and we certainly unloaded the bike at several interesting places.  I took notes of the travels, and will put together a timeline story of the trip.  25 days, and 6,000 miles!   And we also rode the Tail of the Dragon in N. Carolina!

I will write everything up and submit it for the newsletter.  If YOU have something new, like getting a new bike, or have taken a trip, or maybe even a new radio, please write something up and we will put out a newsletter with YOUR article in it.

So this Saturday we will have our monthly MARC meeting via zoom.   Please join us and find out what is going on with MARC and the events possible for this year.  It looks like some of our events that we have worked in the past are returning.  Here is the info to join the Zoom meeting:

Thanks to John KC6ZOZ for running with the monthly MARC net.  I am sorry I could not be there, I have surgery on my right ear 2 days before, and my allergy to the anesthesia was more severe than normal and kept me down for several days.  But I am back at it now.  I will also take a trip down to Marie Calendars on Saturday and ask about returning there for our July meeting.  I hope they will let us, and I will post the results of talking with them.

See everyone this Saturday.  Take care
73

zippy 

Mark Kanzler, Ham on a Hog KE6ZRP , 2016 Harley Davidson Electra Glide


Updated Event: MARC Monthly Meeting #cal-invite

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
Saturday, June 12, 2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles
Repeats: Monthly on the second Saturday

Where:
via Zoom Until Further Notice.

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Re: Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

John Beckwith
 

OK - Fine - I’ll make it more clear - In the Description it says - “still being held online via Zoom” - 

I’ll go change the calendar event - assuming I can figure out how….

Thanks,

John
jbeckwit47@...
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com


On Jun 10, 2021, at 4:43 PM, John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:

Sorry, I do not understand.  Is this an in person meeting at Marie C's or a Zoom meeting, I know Zippy said that he wanted to do both when we started meeting again. 



John F. Reynolds, MSGT USAF Ret. Rialto, CA

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To: "main@marchq.groups.io"
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Sent: Thursday June 10 2021 8:00:11AM
Subject: [marchq] Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

Reminder: MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Marie Callendar’s at 307 E. Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530



Re: Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

John Reynolds
 

Sorry, I do not understand.  Is this an in person meeting at Marie C's or a Zoom meeting, I know Zippy said that he wanted to do both when we started meeting again. 



John F. Reynolds, MSGT USAF Ret. Rialto, CA

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To: "main@marchq.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Thursday June 10 2021 8:00:11AM
Subject: [marchq] Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

Reminder: MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Marie Callendar’s at 307 E. Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Re: Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

 

I'll be  acting as a SAG/Communications vehicle for our local bicycle club's metric century.Our radio club has supported this every year for a long time. Enjoy your Brunch!

Norm N9ZKS

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Marie Callendar’s at 307 E. Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Event: MARC Monthly Meeting - 06/12/2021 #cal-reminder

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: MARC Monthly Meeting

When:
06/12/2021
8:00am to 9:00am
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Marie Callendar’s at 307 E. Katella Ave. Orange, CA 92867

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
The MARC meetings are still being held online via Zoom.   Check the MARC Website (https://marc-hq.org/) for details and monitor the MARC Listserv.
https://zoom.us/s/82379940574
Password - 993530


Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

John Beckwith
 

Lu,

Good idea - I’ve posted the script that I used the last time I did the net (a while back) in the Files section on Groups.io.

Thanks for the suggestion,

John, N6JCB
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com

On Jun 6, 2021, at 5:13 AM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:

Thanks John. If I may make a recommendation that if someone could post the script used others might be willing to step up. Is Mark back from his road trip?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 9:32 PM, John Beckwith <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:

Nope - Mark is not feeling well - and, like previously - no one else is willing to step up.


On Jun 3, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:


Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,



Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

Lu Vencl KA4EPS
 

Thanks John. If I may make a recommendation that if someone could post the script used others might be willing to step up. Is Mark back from his road trip?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 9:32 PM, John Beckwith <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:

Nope - Mark is not feeling well - and, like previously - no one else is willing to step up.

John, N6JCB
jbeckwit47@...

On Jun 3, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:


Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

Mijo Reynolds
 

John JFr is still having trouble with his radio,  no net control for him. 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "JOHN EDWARDS via groups.io" <kc6zozjohn@...>
Date: 6/3/21 8:59 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@marchq.groups.io
Subject: Re: [marchq] Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

I did a little bit of a ruff net, had about 20 check-ins.

John E 

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, 08:32:53 PM PDT, John Beckwith <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:


Nope - Mark is not feeling well - and, like previously - no one else is willing to step up.

John, N6JCB
jbeckwit47@...

On Jun 3, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:


Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys. com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

JOHN EDWARDS
 

I did a little bit of a ruff net, had about 20 check-ins.

John E 

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, 08:32:53 PM PDT, John Beckwith <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:


Nope - Mark is not feeling well - and, like previously - no one else is willing to step up.

John, N6JCB
jbeckwit47@...

On Jun 3, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:


Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys. com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

John Beckwith
 

Nope - Mark is not feeling well - and, like previously - no one else is willing to step up.

John, N6JCB
jbeckwit47@...

On Jun 3, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Lu Vencl KA4EPS <ka4eps@...> wrote:


Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Re: Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

Lu Vencl KA4EPS
 

Is there a net tonight?

On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:15 PM, main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Happening Now: MARC Monthly Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

MARC Monthly Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
PAPA System or Alternatives (See Below)

Organizer: John Beckwith, N6JCB jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171


Happening Now: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-notice

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Event: MARC Net - 06/03/2021 #cal-reminder

main@marchq.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: MARC Net

When:
06/03/2021
7:15pm to 8:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Organizer: John Beckwith jbeckwit47@...

View Event

Description:
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:15pm Pacific Time for the MARC net.

You can get onto the net from any PAPA Analog repeater (http://www.papasys.com/dmr/RPT-PAGE/), so find the repeater nearest you and jump on.

You can also join using VOIP:

  • For Echolink look in the conferences list for "*PAPA*"
  • For IRLP connect to node 9255
  • AllStar node 49171

73’s and talk to you later,


Re: APRS with your Cell Phone

 

Hi Folks
I have been using only my cell phone with aprs android app and no rig, no antenna running on mobile internet and been having tracking all my biking adventures and sometimes when network is not present then the telematics dot is skipped and without road the two dots are joined.
Best of 73's 
De Lion Ajoy VU2JHM from Bangalore India 🇮🇳 

On Tue, 1 Jun, 2021, 05:37 John Beckwith, <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:
Greetings,

Ran across something I’ve been playing with I thought I’d share.  

I’ve been using APRS in various forms for quite a few years.  Including on my motorcycles in support of our fundraising events (ADA, MS etc.).  Traditionally this has meant using either a radio with APRS built into it, or connecting a GPS with a TNC (e.g. TinyTrak etc) and a radio.   Now there’s another option.   Use your cell phone to connect via Bluetooth to a TNC that is connected to your radio.   So, you at least remove the cost of the GPS, plus the phone allows you to set the TNC parameters.  You still have the cost of the TNC - but you can use virtually any radio (that you can get/make a cable for).

The TNC3 by Mobiinkd (http://www.mobilinkd.com) - is about $120, plus a cable that matches your radio ($13 for my Yaesu FT2).   It’s a little tricky to setup, but finally figured it all out.  And there’s a Groups.io for help if you need it.

Basically - you connect the TNC3 to your radio with the appropriate cable.  Then, load the Mobilnkd app and pair the TNC3 to your phone.  Then you set some parameters (most defaults will probably work), turn on your radio and do a test Tx.   From there, you use the APRS.fi app (available for both iOS and Android and is about the only app that recognizes an external TNC) and set it up to Transmit your position.  Once it’s all setup - pretty seamless.   Mostly……. 

The pairing with the phone seems a little less than reliable but works most of the time.  And, of course, you have to have the phone on with the APRS.fi app running.    The Android app allows you to use the APRS.fi map to see other stations using the TNC, but not the iOS app.  Something to do with how the device gets its mapping. (Android/Google vs. Apple Maps)

Anyway - holler if you have any questions and I’l do my best to help.

Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day.





Re: APRS with your Cell Phone

John Beckwith
 

Just not water-anything….;-)



On Jun 1, 2021, at 4:32 PM, Jeff Gallagher <ocpd44@...> wrote:

I had  a Tiny Tracker and loved it until I accidentally left it out in the rain, lol. Very reliable unit.

-Jeff G.-


On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 10:40 AM Scott Farthing K6IXQ <scott@...> wrote:

Hey guys,

 

I have been using APRS for 17/18 years. I don’t use a bike, but run a SAG vehicle. I have use all forms of APRS throughout the years they all suck. TNC to your radio, mobile with APRS etc. Phone apps. For the last 10 or so years I have used the “tiny tracker” It’s the size of a cigarette box. Self contained. https://www.byonics.com/rtg

 

https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FK6IXQ-14&timerange=3600&tail=3600

 

I have never even touched the damn thing it’s the energizer bunny. Well I take that back I had to go in and change my call when I went to a vanity call. This product rocks. So then you have two sides to your mobile radio. One for Net Control repeater. Other for motor to motor simplex. Also it has “smart beaconing” this fires off your location when you turn morn than X amount of degrees.

 

Maybe others can comment. But my APRS has always worked perfect for net control. (Not to brag LOL)

 

Scott Farthing

President

Farthing Development Inc.

949-500-2870 Voice

2021 is our 42nd year in Business

http://www.farthingdevelopment.com

 

It's all about the kids

http://tourdeoc.org

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From: main@marchq.groups.io On Behalf Of John Beckwith via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@marchq.groups.io
Cc: MARC <marchq@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [marchq] APRS with your Cell Phone

 

[EXTERNAL: Use caution when clicking links or opening attachments]

PS - I actually didn’t test it with no cell or WiFi service will do that tomorrow…



On May 31, 2021, at 8:07 PM, Rod Rath <rrath@...> wrote:

I like the idea John.

Will it still work when you loose a cell tower?

Rod Rath kc7vqr




--
Jeff KB6SUP
Tustin , CA

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