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Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Tim N9PUZ
 

For what it's worth KiCad appears to install and run just fine on Ubuntu V18.10

Tim N9PUZ


Re: LAST FOXHUNT this season on 40

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Good signals on 40m tonight. I got both within the first 30 minutes.
Happy day!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:01:31 PM EDT, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:


20 04/02/19 39 N4FP FL WAYNE 40 N0UR MN JIM


7pm MT tonite.. DON'T miss it..   
The FASTEST 90 minutes in radio.
Last chance to grab a pelt on 40 from FL or MN.

Y'all come  Y'ear?

Good Luck,

WC7S  WY-LEE  (FOX/coyote)


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/03/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

View Event


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Charles W. Powell
 

Walter,

This is exciting for me.  I have been looking for a primer on printed circuit board design.

Program opens just fine on my Mac.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 31, 2019, at 5:18 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone, at Ozarkcon this year is a really great chance to learn how to use 
KiCad for making professional PCB layouts and 3D printing for your cabinets for radio gear! 

KiCad works for SMD or THT (thru the hole) components, ground planes, and lots of other great features. KiCad is as easy to use for schematic capture, PCB layout and it even gives a 3D rendering of the assembled board. PCB are easy to order direct from China. Download KiCad (see below) and bring along your pc; we'll work on a project together.

KiCad now has a push and shove router which is capable of routing differential pairs and interactively. 
tuning trace lengths.

3D printing is a very cool new technology that kids are learning in middle and high school to make small cabinets, paddles for keyers, etc.  Download and install FreeCad to follow along. Working with 3D is not as difficult at you think.

Barry Buelow - WØIY has 2 time sections of learning this great software for 
us at Ozarkcon. Bring your laptops to follow along with the presentations.

You can download KiCad for free at http://kicad-pcb.org/

What computer OS do you use? Can I use my computer?
Here is the page that gives the info: http://kicad-pcb.org/download/
AND for you Chromebook owners, yes it is possible to run KiCad,

Will KiCad get me away from dead-bug construction? Well, it sure has
a good chance of me changing my ancient ways :-)

Here is a link to FreeCad:      https://www.freecadweb.org/

See you all at Branson.......it's gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention





LAST FOXHUNT this season on 40

Dale Putnam
 

20 04/02/19 39 N4FP FL WAYNE 40 N0UR MN JIM


7pm MT tonite.. DON'T miss it..   
The FASTEST 90 minutes in radio.
Last chance to grab a pelt on 40 from FL or MN.

Y'all come  Y'ear?

Good Luck,

WC7S  WY-LEE  (FOX/coyote)


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

John - KK4ITX
 

Perhaps you can install the Win7 or XP version if they have one and then run using the compatibility mode ?  

John
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Apr 1, 2019, at 22:55, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

Probably an incompatible onboard graphics chip on your laptop or the display won’t do resolution they need. I have itel graphics chip on my older Dell Latitude laptop and it isn’t supported.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wg5f@...
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 7:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

AG1P Ron
 

Probably an incompatible onboard graphics chip on your laptop or the display won’t do resolution they need. I have itel graphics chip on my older Dell Latitude laptop and it isn’t supported.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wg5f@...
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 7:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/03/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

View Event


Just a reminder

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hidden Oscillators

 

            At the conclusion of the prize drawings on Saturday I’m going to activate 2 small rf oscillators and hide them somewhere in or around the Stonecastle.

            They will be hidden in “common” areas that are accessible to anyone at any time. Nothing will have to be disassembled and nothing of any major consequence will have to be moved to locate them. They will be stationary and their retrieval will not require you to be in an unsafe situation.

            The oscillators are set to approximately 7116.59 kHz and 7120.96 kHz. They switch on for about 1.5 seconds and off for about the same amount of time. You will be able to hear them with your cw receiver. (Actually it’s possible to “hear” them with just a portable AM shortwave receiver but during the ‘on’ time it will just quiet the receiver and you won’t get the nice CW note without a BFO). I’ll let them run until someone finds them or until I have to leave on Sunday.

            The prizes this year will be $50 gift certificates from TAYDA.

 

 

Good luck.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z

 


Re: Inexpensive DMR

N5VMO Pat
 

Thank you David and Jim for the copy of the lastest GD-77 code plug for DMR in the area =)  I will distribute the copies around =)   MUCH THANKS TO ALL =)

--
73's Pat  N5VMO



Re: Scotland rescue by radio transmission

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Great article but it appears amateur radio played no part in this event.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 4/1/2019 08:59, Walter - K5EST wrote:
This is NOT April 1st joke.......

A Scottish Mountain Man Was Rescued—After His Distress Signal Was Picked Up in Houston. The distress call was from Scotland.  


or


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention



Scotland rescue by radio transmission

Walter - K5EST
 

This is NOT April 1st joke.......

A Scottish Mountain Man Was Rescued—After His Distress Signal Was Picked Up in Houston. The distress call was from Scotland.  


or


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention




Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

David

 

Here is my current GD-77 code plug. You will have to put in your name and DMR number. Also notice that it does have a bunch of local LEO and fire/EMS freqs. In it. Just disregard those. Let me know if you have any questions about it. Also it is for a GD-77 with the latest firmware.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of N5VMO Pat
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:12 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim Parks  NY0J

I know you have moved on from the GD-77; but do you have a code plug for the latest version of that radio for KN / MO areas in a file =)   There are six of us around here new to DMR that have bought these radios =)   Can you help out =)

 

 

 

David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 



--

73's Pat  N5VMO


Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

Hi Chuck, the info for the two DMR repeaters in Branson is as follows:

 

UHF:  444.45 + Color Code 5  the 4SQRP talkgroup 31654 will be static on Time slot 1. This machine is located about 8 blocks from the hotel and has great hand-held coverage

 

VHF 147.150 + Color Code 5 the 4SQRP talkgroup 31654 will be static on Time slot 1. This machine is located NE of Branson and the coverage is somewhat less.

 

I posted a complete code plug for the Anytone 868 on the 4SQRP files section of the group. It is way too big to email.

 

Let me know if you have any more questions.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Skolaut via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:22 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim,

Can you send me the DMR info needed to program in the info for DMR operation in the Branson area for Ozarkcon? Someone sent the info several weeks ago but I can't locate it again. Having someone help me set up my Anytone 868 and would like to be able to use it while in the area.

73 and Thanks,

Chuck KØBOG

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:25:58 PM UTC, Jim Parks <jim.ny0j@...> wrote:

 

 

David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of davemrtn
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:06 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim,

I agree with you on the initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.

I was frustrated to no end when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things, finding what worked and what didn't.

Once I finally got my 'sea legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing of course the networking may not be something that can be relied on in a true disaster.

I have become quite comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Re: Inexpensive DMR

N5VMO Pat
 

Jim Parks  NY0J
I know you have moved on from the GD-77; but do you have a code plug for the latest version of that radio for KN / MO areas in a file =)   There are six of us around here new to DMR that have bought these radios =)   Can you help out =)



David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 



--
73's Pat  N5VMO



Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

I’ll try to bring a few memory sticks w/ the download(s) on them...

On Mar 31, 2019, at 6:39 PM, cornhusker via Groups.Io <cornhusker@...> wrote:

The Windows version of this software is a 1.1 GB download.  Be sure to download it at home and/or on the fastest connection you can get.  I am installing it on my laptop.  
73 de K0NEB



--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: Inexpensive DMR

Chuck Skolaut
 

Jim,

Can you send me the DMR info needed to program in the info for DMR operation in the Branson area for Ozarkcon? Someone sent the info several weeks ago but I can't locate it again. Having someone help me set up my Anytone 868 and would like to be able to use it while in the area.

73 and Thanks,

Chuck KØBOG


On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:25:58 PM UTC, Jim Parks <jim.ny0j@...> wrote:


David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of davemrtn
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:06 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim,

I agree with you on the initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.

I was frustrated to no end when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things, finding what worked and what didn't.

Once I finally got my 'sea legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing of course the networking may not be something that can be relied on in a true disaster.

I have become quite comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

cornhusker
 

The Windows version of this software is a 1.1 GB download.  Be sure to download it at home and/or on the fastest connection you can get.  I am installing it on my laptop.  
73 de K0NEB



Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Everyone, at Ozarkcon this year is a really great chance to learn how to use 
KiCad for making professional PCB layouts and 3D printing for your cabinets for radio gear! 

KiCad works for SMD or THT (thru the hole) components, ground planes, and lots of other great features. KiCad is as easy to use for schematic capture, PCB layout and it even gives a 3D rendering of the assembled board. PCB are easy to order direct from China. Download KiCad (see below) and bring along your pc; we'll work on a project together.

KiCad now has a push and shove router which is capable of routing differential pairs and interactively. 
tuning trace lengths.

3D printing is a very cool new technology that kids are learning in middle and high school to make small cabinets, paddles for keyers, etc.  Download and install FreeCad to follow along. Working with 3D is not as difficult at you think.

Barry Buelow - WØIY has 2 time sections of learning this great software for 
us at Ozarkcon. Bring your laptops to follow along with the presentations.

You can download KiCad for free at http://kicad-pcb.org/

What computer OS do you use? Can I use my computer?
Here is the page that gives the info: http://kicad-pcb.org/download/
AND for you Chromebook owners, yes it is possible to run KiCad,

Will KiCad get me away from dead-bug construction? Well, it sure has
a good chance of me changing my ancient ways :-)

Here is a link to FreeCad:      https://www.freecadweb.org/

See you all at Branson.......it's gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention