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  Problems
Posted by: N5MSZ - 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM - Forum: QSTs - No Replies

My HF antennas are down, my back is out. can hardly walk, cannot work on antennas until back is resolved! Do not know how long I will be off the air!
Lloyd N5MSZ

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  New Control Station
Posted by: KD5OH - 04-21-2019, 07:34 AM - Forum: QSTs - No Replies

I'd like to thank Dan, W6HJ for picking up the Early Bird sessions of the Breakfast Club on Sundays!

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  HamFest Deming, NM April 20, 2019
Posted by: W5ALL - 03-29-2019, 12:02 PM - Forum: QSTs - Replies (1)

What:
Mini-Hamfest
Deming, NM

April 20, 2019
8 a.m. to ? 

Talk In: 
146.82 MHz

Goal:
The goal is to offer some activity in this part of New Mexico, 
introduce some activities and even have some prizes.
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Where:
KT4ET's Aerial Ranch and Museum
Deming, NM
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Directions:
Exit 85 from the East and Exit 82A from the West. 
7 miles South of the last traffic light on route 11.
Feed store on the right, a strip mall on the left, then a small bank and 
a YaYo’s convenience store on the forward right. 
Look for the orange intersection signs,

At “Rivera RD” Take a right NOT a left.
I am on gravel not asphalt.
Look for the antenna’s.
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Main Prize:
The main prize is a Yaesu FT-2980 two meter transceiver. 
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Speakers:

Dave WA5DJJ QRSS and Grabber. 

Al KD7KD Intro to CW for new hams.

Paul, NW7D Tips and Technique for CW. 

Dan AC9E satellite fun with an HT & Antenna.

Bruce KT4ET How to build air core 4:1 baluns, Demo of FT8.

KT4ET & KD7KD dog and pony show about QRP, the rigs you can build, talk of new rigs for QRP and more.

Bruce KT4ET 

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  Need Club Control for Early Birds
Posted by: KD5OH - 03-08-2019, 05:58 AM - Forum: QSTs - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I won't be able to be the Club Control for Early Birds on Tuesdays and Sundays anymore and need a replacement. If anyone is interested, please drop me a note or give me a call.

Thanks,
Greg
KD5OH

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  Stolen repeater
Posted by: N5YYF - 03-03-2019, 10:20 AM - Forum: QSTs - No Replies

This information was sent to our club Friday. The repeater was setup for use outside the HAM bands, but can be tweaked to operate on amateur frequencies. Please keep an eye out for this equipment. 

The repeater that I installed at the water tower on Loma Larga for the Corrales Fire Department has been stolen.
Someone broke into the pump building last week.
Icon FR4000 Repeater s/n unknown
RFS Duplexer s/n 80009424-166
Programmed to 453.625/458.625 MHz  PL 173.8
Please send out to our club.
Also, if you have contact with the other club presidents (I don't) Upper Rio, Caravan, DX Assoc, etc.  please send to them as well and ask them to spread the word.
Thanks,
Bill Kent N5UJC

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  Need a sub for Early Birds 22 Jan
Posted by: KD5OH - 01-17-2019, 06:47 AM - Forum: QSTs - No Replies

Need a sub to be club control for the Early Birds from 06:00 to 06:30 MST on Tuesday, Jan 22.  If anyone is interested in doing that, drop me a note or reply here. In fact, if anyone wants to take that slot and be club control for the Early Bird sessions every Tuesday morning that would also work.

Thanks and have a great day!
Greg
KD5OH

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  Don Grab Obituary Link
Posted by: KC7KPG - 01-08-2019, 08:33 AM - Forum: QSTs - Replies (1)

Mine and Tom's hearts are broken to learn that Don K5BIS is SK. We will miss his hugs whenever we saw him. We will remember him  with many smiles.

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  Just a thought
Posted by: n5bqj - 11-03-2018, 10:46 AM - Forum: General discussion and info - Replies (1)

Halloween evening Wife was handing out candy, I was baby sitting our two little dogs while on 3.916. They were using Net Logger where you could see who all was on and logged in on the program. It also has a AIM ( Almost instant Messages ) window that you can open and send a message to people logged while logged on.
Anyway I found it an interesting tool. Like I said, Just a Thought.
Thanks
Mike 
n5bqj
Yes I know the Breakfast club is not a net, Net Logger is just a name of the software. Ha

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  Breakfast Club History
Posted by: W5ALL - 10-31-2018, 01:14 PM - Forum: QSTs - No Replies

QST -- Club History

We need historical information.  Anyone with historical information can post it to the  forum or email w5all@msn.com. Please don't be hesitant to post small, trivial facts. Humorous stories are always good.  We all remember Breakfast Club participants who are now SK. The SKs are an important part of our history. 

When you remember something, just post it.  Don't worry about format or grammar -- we'll fix that.

Thanks.

73, W5ALL, Alf


Here is what we have posted so far.  When we get a lot more, we will put it all on the History page.

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W5ALL, Alf
After receiving my license early in 1955, I checked-in to what became the Breakfast Club using the NM A&MA Radio Club equipment, consisting of a war surplus BC-610 transmitter and a Hammarlund Super Pro receiver.  I then bought my own war surplus National HRO-5 receiver and assembled a Johnson Viking kit transmitter.  I ordered a Bliley "rock" ground to 3838 kc.
 
In the mid 1950s we met each morning on 3838 AM.  By the end of the 1950s, the group had moved to 3939 LSB. Don't remember if back then it was called the Breakfast Club, but if not it was certainly the predecessor of our current club. When I returned to the Club in 2000, it was much the same as it is today with thirty-something regular check-ins -- some of the same hams as today.

My notes from 2007 show the following Breakfast Club Control Stations that year:

     Sun       K5DI           Karl           Las Cruces
     Mon       K5BIS        Don           Albuquerque
     Tue        KC5GPY   Joe             Albuquerque
                   AD5SX      Paul            Stanley
     Wed      N5LTP        Lou             Los Alamos
     Thu       W5VWZ      Bill              Angle Fire
     Fri          K5ISD       Marshall      Cloudcroft
                   N5PK        Jack             Las Cruces
     Sat         K5MVC     Keith            Albuquerque
 
In 1961, when I was on Canton Island (KB6BX), an Alamogordo ham that I knew from the Breakfast Club, ran a 20 Meter phone patch for me to my parents, who lived in Alamogordo.  Sure wish I still had my KB6BX log book with that ham's name and call sign.
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W5LLD, Lynn
 
I started checking in when I got my HF privileges in 2000, while living in Hobbs NM.  Don Grab K5BIS was the Club manager and called the Club a couple of times each week.   My call at the time was KD5FTG.   In 2005 I moved to Marana, AZ and put up an inverted V G5RV but was only able to check in once in a while due to not being able to hear people.    I then put up a Windom antenna flat top up 25 ft.   I put a AH4 auto tuner in line so I can get the frequencies that the Windom doesn’t get normally.  Works out pretty good and I can now check in.  
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K5BIS SK (January 2019)

Donald J. Grab.  Don, age 88, was born in Belleville, IL on August 20, 1930.

He called the Breakfast Club for many years.

Don grew up in St Louis, MO an after graduation from high school enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent four years during the Korean era.  After discharge, he graduated from the Valparaiso Technical Institute in Applied Radio Engineering.  He was recruited to Sandia Labs where he worked for thirty great years.
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K5MVC SK

Keith Earl called the club for many years.  His son now has his old call.


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W5VWZ, Bill
 
According to my original Log book, the NM Breakfast Club and the NM Emergency Phone Net were both on 3.838Mhz from 1950 to 1953 when I was living in Belen.  I went into the Army in August of 1953.  I used to call the club as a relief operator from 1951 to 1953 when the normal operator for the day could not make it.   I also checked in by using K5WAC at Fort Bliss in 1954 on 3.838MHZ through 1954.  In 1955 I was working at WSMR on the Nike Missile Program and in June was re-assigned to Pittsburgh, in charge of getting the 6 Nike Missile sites up and operational around the city and did not return to Albuquerque until 1957 when they were using 3.939.  So sometime between 1954 & 1957 they switched the frequency. 
 
Appears all of those listed in my log books are no longer living (I'm 86) but Ellis K5IFS may remember who is still around or who might know when we changed the frequency if he was living in Albuquerque in those years.  Also Don K5BIS had a friend Al (forgot his call) that may have been around in the 1950's?
 
I got to thinking about some of the things my Elmer W5PXA, Wayne Wilkenbach, told me about the Emergency operations on 3.838 in the 1930' s.  I do not know if the Breakfast Club had started by then, but the NM Emergency Phone Net was on 3.838 in 1937 when Belen was flooded by spring runoff of the Rio Grande River.
 
Wayne indicated that hams in the area were called out to set up portable stations along the Rio Grande and manned 24 hours a day in the late 1930's and early 1940's . (Mobile stations were non-existent at that time). There was an emergency communications center in Albuquerque on 3.838 from 1937 to 1941 to monitor all the reports from these portable stations up and down the river.
 
This was before the Cochiti Dam was built (about 1965 to 1970).  Floods along the Rio Grande were common in the spring of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.  San Marcial, 25 Miles south of Socorro, was totally wiped out in 1937 and ceased to be a town.  The NM Conservancy District built berms on both sides of the Rio Grande from above Albuquerque to below Socorro in the late 1930's to help control the floods.
 
After WWII, in the late 1940's, mobile stations became popular and Wayne W5PXA was called out to ride up and down the ditch banks to report any breaches.
In 1950, one of my first emergency stations was mobile. I rode the ditch banks from Los Lunas to Belen, taking a shift from Midnight to 8 AM. The NM Breakfast Club was at that time operating on 3.838. 
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K5ONE, Wayne
 
I first checked in to the NM Breakfast Club in 1958 right after I received my general (conditional) license. I checked in with W5GB, the club station at NMSU with a Viking 500 and a Hammarlund SP-600. I met so many of my old time hams over the years, too many to list. Sadly, many of them are silent keys now. I was the “go to” club control for many years, I seemed to always be around. We were on 3838 at that time (I still have crystals for that frequency). Because of ham licensing and frequency changes, we had to move into the “new” general frequency range. They first moved it to 3938 and I told them, why not use the same theme and go from 3838 to 3939? Finally agreed. Thus, 3939 today. I was able to check in while living on Guam KG6AQY, in Mexico XE2AGZ, and Belize VP1FB, V3FB, V31AB.
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WA5IPQ, John
 
Years ago when I was about 13 yrs old, I would check into the breakfast club. I believe the freq was 3988 kHz. I used a Knightkit T-150 with 100Watts AM.
 
The Club members included Earle Fletcher W5WRS, Johnny Price K5ADX, and Judge Al Gorton W0PGX. Earle and Johnny had “S-line” equipment and were on LSB.
 
It would usually start at 7am MST.  I felt blessed that these old boys would let me talk to them!
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  How I feel.
Posted by: N5MSZ - 10-31-2018, 08:56 AM - Forum: General discussion and info - No Replies

   

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