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Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by Ambrose » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:58 pm

Okay, since I was on the old net and I'd like to see this get back up and running, I'm volunteering to help organize said reanimation at least until some one else is masochistic (er I mean kind, wise, and giving :rofl: ) enough to take over instead. I felt a new thread for it made sense, since the old ones are full of years out of date info.

So, here's my basic set of goals and ideas

1. Find out who is interested and get a semi official roster.
2. Organize a pair of nets. A monthly one on echo link, and a second one using either irc or some sort of viop type communication held quarterly(?) where interested zsers who don't currently have a license can ask questions about test prep, how we view ham radio' role in our preparedness plans, etc.
3. Work go get zs radio a bit more integrated with and supported by ZS HQ.
4. Eventually to hold nets and events on HF.

So, with that in mind, I'd like every one who is interested in the ZS radio club to reply with the following.

-First name
-General Location
-License Class (not-licensed-yet /tech/general/Extra)
-Call Sign ( if you are okay posting it)
-Do you currently have HF Capability, and if not, do you plan to in the forseeable future?
-ZS Membership status
-Whether you are willing/able to run nets and or help with admin on the group
-Any suggestions or hopes that you have for the group that aren't in my rough timeline

James
ST Charles County, Missouri (a suburb of St Louis)
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I have an HF rig, but don't currently have an HF antenna set up at my house. I hope to before summer at the latest.
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I'm willing to volunteer to help get things going again.
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by HeldTheAncient » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:55 am

Grant
Greenville, SC
Technician (licensed in December)
WM4GQR
Not a member of ZS
Willing to assist in any way I can although I have minimal experience
No suggestions at this time

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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by KYZHunters » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:44 pm

Funny you brought this up; a few weeks ago I pm'd a couple of the folks who were working this before and hadn't heard back yet. I am very interested in a net and wrote down a few notes hoping to circulate them for comment if folks were interested in a trying HF, but to answer your questions first:
-Mike
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-K2SAX
-Not a member
-Happy to be net control, assist with admin etc
-Suggestions:
1) Maybe run a one-hour net in two sessions. First half-hour 40 meters, second half-hour 20 meters.
2)If there's a lot of participation/interest maybe preface it with local 10/11/2 meter nets organized at the chapter level.
3) After check-ins, allow stations to call each other like they do in the Southern Cross, county-hunter and similar nets.
4) Net control does a weekly post on who checked in by location and who heard whom.
5) Timing is important. Everyone's situation is different but I'm recommending a Sunday afternoon. If the net starts late Sunday east coast time you have a good chance of having decent 40-meter regional and good nationwide 20-m coverage. Not too late for the east coast, not too late for west. I realize contest weekends could be a challenge but not impossible.
6) I understand the utility of Echolink but I'd really like to try making a go of an HF net. Nothing says we can't coordinate by thread posts or PMs. Even listening only stations can report who they heard to net control via post or message.

Let me know what I can do to help.
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by dpayette » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:41 pm

David
Just a hop skip and jump away from Ambrose in Lincoln County, MO
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W/o knowing what's involved - No, could ease into these roles
Hopes in actually using my gear more.

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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by Raymundo » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:20 am

-Ray
-Northen Arizona
-not-licensed-yet...
-...so, no Call Sign, yet
-Do not currently have HF Capability, but plan to in the future
-Active ZS Membership
-Not able to run nets, but willing to learn what is needed to be able to... and very willing to help with admin on the group
-No personal suggestions, but very supportive of your point number 3
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by AlphaKilo47 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:10 pm

In answer to your questions -
Mike
Southwestern lower Michigan
General Class
KD8WWZ
I do have HF cabapility - 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters
I have not applied for membership as of yet
I would be willing to help with net control (no experience but, I have participated in many different nets). Since I haven't a membership, I can't help as admin
No further suggestions other than what KYZhunters has already suggested

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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by Ataki » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:10 am

Nathan
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Not at the moment, but plan to as soon as funds permit.
Expired, may renew.
I would offer my help, but I do work full time and attend college, so time is limited.
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by Ambrose » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:29 pm

It looks like there is at least enough interest to give it a go. I know a couple of people want to do an HF net, but I think that, for now, we should shoot for an echo link net, because I think that if we have that, we have a lot better odds of getting things rolling again and reaching the point where we can do hf nets, and events including digital modes (I think that if we had enough people, it might be great to do a regional event simulation using Winlink as a major communication component for example).


So, with that in mind, how does a monthly Echo link net on, say Sunday evenings sound to people?
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by AlphaKilo47 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:41 pm

I can make that work...

Mike :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by jlday70 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:38 pm

Ambrose wrote:Okay, since I was on the old net and I'd like to see this get back up and running, I'm volunteering to help organize said reanimation at least until some one else is masochistic (er I mean kind, wise, and giving :rofl: ) enough to take over instead. I felt a new thread for it made sense, since the old ones are full of years out of date info.

So, here's my basic set of goals and ideas

1. Find out who is interested and get a semi official roster.
2. Organize a pair of nets. A monthly one on echo link, and a second one using either irc or some sort of viop type communication held quarterly(?) where interested zsers who don't currently have a license can ask questions about test prep, how we view ham radio' role in our preparedness plans, etc.
3. Work go get zs radio a bit more integrated with and supported by ZS HQ.
4. Eventually to hold nets and events on HF.

So, with that in mind, I'd like every one who is interested in the ZS radio club to reply with the following.

-First name
-General Location
-License Class (not-licensed-yet /tech/general/Extra)
-Call Sign ( if you are okay posting it)
-Do you currently have HF Capability, and if not, do you plan to in the forseeable future?
-ZS Membership status
-Whether you are willing/able to run nets and or help with admin on the group
-Any suggestions or hopes that you have for the group that aren't in my rough timeline

James
ST Charles County, Missouri (a suburb of St Louis)
Extra Class
N7EDI (Yes I *AM* that much of a nerd that I picked a fictional AI as my station name ;> )
I have an HF rig, but don't currently have an HF antenna set up at my house. I hope to before summer at the latest.
Lifetime Member
I'm willing to volunteer to help get things going again.
I think my time line looks amazing. :awesome:

John
Always on the road, but call western NY home.
Technician, currently studying for General.
KD2IGJ
No HF currently but working on that too.
ZS associate member.

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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by KJ4ZDD » Mon May 25, 2015 1:33 am

-George
-Atlanta, GA
-General
-KJ4ZDD
-I have an HF radio, and am now motivated to try stringing a G5RV up in my attic and seeing how well it works.
-I've applied for a lifetime membership to ZS
-I've never run a net before, but I'm willing to try
-I've ordered a stack of 10 ZSRC patches, and plan on distributing them to fellow local chapter members as they become licensed operators, as both an incentive and reward.
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Post by elbel86 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:59 pm

-Justin
-Punxsutawney, PA
-New Technician
-KC3FFS
-No HF
-Non-member
-Willing to help if needed, but I have limited experience.
-No additional traffic

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Post by NT2C » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:29 pm

-Bernie
-Northern VA
-Extra
-KJ4VOV
-DC to daylight capability, all modes
-Paid up
-Too many irons in the fire already
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Post by TechnoSage » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:43 am

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Southwest Ohio
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2m only
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Post by taipan821 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:21 pm

-Michael
-North Queensland, Australia
-Foundation Class license (10W limit)
-VK4FALD
-Have a HF radio, still need the antenna and tuner
-Not a ZS member
-Willing to assist where possible
-decide if we want to use a voip service (skype, teamspeak etc) and get that set up so people can start communicating
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by stljack » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:37 pm

- Jack
- St. Louis, MO
- Technician (waiting on FCC to issue call sign)
- waiting on FCC to issue callsign
- no, and yes, will eventually get General, then Extra
- member
- Never ran one, but would be willing to help/give it a try
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by doitnstyle1 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:44 pm

-Frank
-Western Colorado
-General
-KE0JGE
-I just bought an HF Radio. I can transmit currently up to 40 M waiting to buy an all band antenna
-Active
-I would be willing and able to run nets
-Communicate, and try field ops for some nets. Short notice. No warning. Pack and go. Set up and transmit field expedient communications. Explore alternative methods of transmitting but stay away from stuff like voip, skype, and echolink. systems failure is what we should focus on. what do we have at our disposal when the regular systems fail.
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by doitnstyle1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:25 am

We can start this off by doing a show us your Ham Shack pr0n. :awesome:
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Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

Post by modustollens » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:22 pm

We should try and have a 'ZS on the air night' to see if we can set up some contacts... But, we'd need to set the date far enough out - at least a month, so people can set up their calendar.

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Post by doitnstyle1 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:48 am

A friend told me of a great idea to. It goes back to the older days of Ham Radio and it's intentions of disaster communications. Actual relaying of messages for delivery even to those who do not have a Ham radio.

For instance, A ham radio operator's neighbors in Louisiana who is hit by this disastrous flood would like to get a message to their family member in San Bernadino to let them know they are alive and safe but there are no communications between these two areas because of the disasters in progress. The ham radio operator would take the message line for line and call out to hams in either San Bernadino or in California. A Ham in Nevada picks up the message, relays the message line for line to someone in California. That ham relays to someone in the local vicinity and so forth until a message can be delivered by hand to the intended recipient. The deliverer then waits for a reply and returns the message via relay.
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Post by modustollens » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:34 am

doitnstyle1 wrote:A friend told me of a great idea to. It goes back to the older days of Ham Radio and it's intentions of disaster communications. Actual relaying of messages for delivery even to those who do not have a Ham radio.
Old style indeed. Using something called winlink, you can use the radio to send (or receive) emails from someone who is not on the radio too, though this assumes that the party you are trying to communicate with can still get online.

I have been able to get this work using my radio connected to my laptop; but i have not tried to use it during an emergency.

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Post by NT2C » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:15 pm

doitnstyle1 wrote:A friend told me of a great idea to. It goes back to the older days of Ham Radio and it's intentions of disaster communications. Actual relaying of messages for delivery even to those who do not have a Ham radio.

For instance, A ham radio operator's neighbors in Louisiana who is hit by this disastrous flood would like to get a message to their family member in San Bernadino to let them know they are alive and safe but there are no communications between these two areas because of the disasters in progress. The ham radio operator would take the message line for line and call out to hams in either San Bernadino or in California. A Ham in Nevada picks up the message, relays the message line for line to someone in California. That ham relays to someone in the local vicinity and so forth until a message can be delivered by hand to the intended recipient. The deliverer then waits for a reply and returns the message via relay.
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Post by doitnstyle1 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:06 pm

KJ4VOV wrote:
doitnstyle1 wrote:A friend told me of a great idea to. It goes back to the older days of Ham Radio and it's intentions of disaster communications. Actual relaying of messages for delivery even to those who do not have a Ham radio.

For instance, A ham radio operator's neighbors in Louisiana who is hit by this disastrous flood would like to get a message to their family member in San Bernadino to let them know they are alive and safe but there are no communications between these two areas because of the disasters in progress. The ham radio operator would take the message line for line and call out to hams in either San Bernadino or in California. A Ham in Nevada picks up the message, relays the message line for line to someone in California. That ham relays to someone in the local vicinity and so forth until a message can be delivered by hand to the intended recipient. The deliverer then waits for a reply and returns the message via relay.
Here ya go.

http://www.arrl.org/nts

It's been active for about a century now
Thanks I figured there was still something like it but not sure. So do we have a Zombie Squad equivalent?
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Post by Mattedfur » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:52 am

-Pamela
-Las Vegas, NV
-Tech
-KF7YMU
-No HF, maybe someday when I level up in class.
-Active member
-There was talk about setting up a server that could be used for the ZSARC; however, haven't heard about it since.
-My chapter did get a radio club call sign.

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