[handiham-world] Courage Kenny Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 11 December 2013

  • From: "Patrick Tice" <wa0tda@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <handiham-world@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:09:02 -0600

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Courage Kenny Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 11
December 2013

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Welcome to Handiham World.

Change is in the wind.

Allied catalog page from 1968 showing Ocean Hopper shortwave receiver kit

I'm looking at a page from a 1968 Allied Radio Knight-Kit catalog, and
reminding myself what it was like in the heyday of short-wave listening.
The "Ocean Hopper" said it all right in its name, which conjured up dreams
of far-off places around the globe.  On the same page there is the "Space
Spanner" 2-band receiver kit, which would let you "thrill to broadcasts from
Moscow, Rome, and Havana". 

Yes, those were heady days for a young guy who just got his General Class
license.  Like many ham radio enthusiasts of the day I had begun my
exploration of the science and art of electronics by listening to the radio.
First it was AM broadcast, which I discovered would serve up distant
stations late at night.  We had an old RCA Victor radio, and I discovered
that it had something called "short-wave".  After figuring out that there
was a place to connect a wire antenna I discovered that there was an
entirely new world of radio out there, and one didn't need to stay up late
into the night to hear stations from around the world!  Back then, all
nations considered having an official short-wave service a necessity, and if
they could afford to set one up, they did.  Havana put a stout signal into
cold, wintery Minnesota and made me think about palm trees and Caribbean
beaches. Radio Moscow had an air of dangerous intrigue - a propaganda outlet
for Communism, for heaven's sake!  The BBC was a stalwart, highbrow source
for world news.

When I visited the ARRL website, as I do every day, I spotted a story about
good old short-wave listening: Voice of Russia
ve-broadcasts> - former "Radio Moscow" - to End Shortwave Broadcasts.  Yes,
another international service has bitten the dust.  Not, mind you, that I
would have even noticed had it not been for the ARRL story.  Like most of
us, I get my news and information from many different sources, all of which
have access to world-wide stories.  The Internet has made world-wide
communication so ubiquitous that I rarely even stop to consider that it's
the reason I actually listen more to the BBC now than I did back in the days
of short-wave.  The BBC is carried on my local public radio service,
Minnesota Public Radio, and is available as an Internet stream as well as on
the FM broadcast band.  Unlike the Ocean Hopper, my FM radios and my Grace
WI-FI radio serve up a perfect signal anytime without regard to the vagaries
of short-wave propagation. 

Is this good? Or bad?  

I guess the only answer is "yes" because it is really both.  It's good to
have more reliable, clear reception.  It is there when I want to listen, and
I don't have to put up with fading and interference. On the other hand,
Internet-dependent radio is also a potentially brittle technological
confabulation, mostly reliable and getting more so, but still potentially
breakable.  It's just that there are so many points at which the break can

.         Your home network could fail or reassign IP addresses,
interrupting connectivity.

.         Your ISP could experience an outage for many reasons - equipment
failure, overload, or damage to infrastructure, such as when a fiber optic
cable gets cut by an excavating crew or storm damage cuts an overhead cable
or topples a tower.

.         Bad guys could mount an attack on a web service, interrupting

.         A government could deem a service to be undesirable and block it.
So could an employer, if you listen at work. 

.         A computer problem at your own PC could disrupt streaming.  We all
know that our home computers are complicated and depend on hardware and
software dancing together perfectly!

Short of losing power or having a solar storm, short-wave is going to be
there for you.  It's simpler and therefore less "brittle", and less likely
to break.  In fact, the same thing is true for Amateur Radio in general,
assuming that the Internet is not a link in a radio system.  This ability to
stand alone without complicated infrastructure is one of our features!

But, as we suggested, change is in the wind.  Short-wave broadcasting has
been declining in importance for a long time, and the world has become
increasingly dependent on Internet communications.  To me, that makes our
unique ability to carry on standalone communications even more valuable!  If
the power goes down, I can get going again on emergency power.  I can't say
the same thing about an Internet outage.  I like the Internet and use if for
lots of things, even ham radio applications like logging, remote base
operation, and VoIP services like Echolink and IRLP.  But here's the thing:
I may embrace the changes that made these services possible, but I have not
- and will not - forget about short-wave and its unique advantages.  I'll
enjoy the BBC on  an Internet radio, but I won't set aside my HF station.  

You just never know when you'll need to "ocean hop" without a smartphone or

Patrick Tice, WA0TDA
Courage Kenny Handiham Coordinator



Cartoon rabbit running with mail

You think it's cold where you are?  

NASA Science News for Dec. 10, 2013 reports that Earth-orbiting satellites
have found the coldest place on Earth. It's a group of hollows in Antarctica
where temperatures can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92
degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night. Read the full story at:

Of course it's cold today in Minnesota, and that's a good thing when it
comes to quiet band conditions on HF.  With less solar radiation heating the
ground, there is less rising air to build thunderstorms with their
disruptive lightning static. We are hardy folk here in the Upper Midwest,
but I don't think I could appreciate minus 133.6 degrees F.  In fact, did
you realize that such an extreme temperature may actually fall outside the
operating range of your radio equipment?  It's true!  Our equipment is
designed to work within the temperature range we are most comfortable in
ourselves.  Oh, sure - it can be a hot summer day or a cold winter day and
you can still use a mobile rig, but if you do plan to operate in extreme
conditions, - let's say an expedition to Antarctica or a trip to Death
Valley - you KNOW you will have to pay attention to the specifications
section of your radio's manual.  

IC-706M2G tuned to 160 meters

But you might be surprised to learn that you don't need to make a trip to
such extreme places to encounter conditions that fall outside your radio's
operating temperature range.  I pulled the instruction manual for my Icom
IC-706M2G and checked the specifications page.  Sure enough, the "usable
temperature range" was listed, and it is -10 to +60 degrees C, or +14 to
+140 degrees F.  Heck, here in Minnesota it is colder than that right now;
no trip to Antarctica necessary! If I had the Icom mounted in a car parked
outdoors, it would fall outside the operating range.  This morning it was -9
F here at the WA0TDA QTH. 

The temperature operating range is one of the least-checked specifications
when we are considering a radio.  We look at the frequency coverage and the
transmitter power.  We look at the modes of operation supported.  We look at
the layout of the front panel and which accessories are available.  The last
thing most of us think of is the operating temperature range, because we
just don't have much need to use a radio outside the ham shack.  But this
omission could sneak up and bite you, especially if you find yourself
needing the radio unexpectedly in really adverse conditions.  I'm not saying
that you should lose sleep over it; just be aware of your radio's operating
parameters so that you can plan better and preserve your gear.

ARLB034 Deadline to Comment on ARRL's "Symbol Rate" Petition Looms   

ARRL reminds is that the deadline is December 21 to file comments on the
ARRL's "Symbol Rate" Petition for Rule Making (PRM). The ARRL filed the
Petition last month, and the FCC has put it on public notice for comment as
RM-11708. The League subsequently filed an Erratum to correct an incorrect
appendix included within the Petition. The Petition already has attracted
more than 70 comments.  

.         The Petition can be found on the web at: 

Check out 6 meters

Now that we are in to December it is time to pay attention to six meters. We
usually get sporadic E skip around this time of year. I have already seen
one small E-skip opening and a small aurora opening tonight. Also some
aurora E-skip in to Canada.   From now until the end of January we will for
sure get sporadic E openings. They are not usually as good as in the summer
but fun to work. 

Good luck! 

Matt, ka0pqw 

Google Book Project Lawsuit News

WA0CAF likes a story about the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Google
Book Project in the DAISY Planet news: 

"The copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Google by the Authors
Guild that has lasted eight years was dismissed this month by a U.S. Judge
Denny Chin. This ruling means that the Google Books project is protected by
U.S. fair use doctrine."

And: "...the full text of the scanned books is available to individuals who
have a print disability."

Read the entire story on: 

This coming weekend:  a contest you'll want to check out!

IC-7200 on a 10 meter frequency

It's the ARRL 10 meter contest.  It's perfect for contest newbies or those
of us who are long-time ops but tentative contesters. It's about as simple
to participate as you can imagine; the idea is to work as many stations as
you can on 10 meters and exchange QSO information.  It happens on the second
full weekend in December, so this year that is December 14 & 15 2013.  It
begins 0000 UTC Saturday and runs through 2359 UTC Sunday.  

Some things I like about 10 meters:

*       A dipole for 10 meters is only 16 and 1/2 feet from end to end,
making it easy to get an antenna up just about anywhere.  A quarter wave
vertical is only a bit over 8 feet tall.
*       Technicians and Novices have SSB privileges between 28.3 and 28.5
MHz, which means that every op can participate!
*       We are at the sunspot cycle peak, so the 10 meter band is often open
*       Excellent contacts can be made when 10 meters is open, using low
power and simple antennas. 
*       There is a LOT of real estate on 10 meters - you can easily find
someplace to call CQ. 

Check out the rules on ARRL.org: 
 <http://www.arrl.org/10-meter> http://www.arrl.org/10-meter

Don't forget about Handihams this year!

Horn of plenty with fruit and handheld radio

You value ham radio and know what it means to be able to get on the air.
From offering our accessible on line licensing classes and tutorials, radio
camps and equipment assistance, to our Internet HF remote base stations, the
Handiham program works hard to make the experience in amateur radio the best
it can be!  For forty-six years, our Handiham program has relied heavily on
philanthropic support to stay current and available to as many people as
possible. We need your help this winter to keep the program strong.  Will
you consider making a gift today? 

*       Giving is easy by clicking this link: 
 <http://www.couragecenter.org/GiveToday> www.couragecenter.org/GiveToday  
Be sure to use the pull-down to designate Handihams. 

To make a credit card gift call 763-520-0542. When giving online, make sure
to select the Handiham designation option to ensure your dollars support the
Thank for you supporting ham radio this holiday season. 


Practical Radio

pliers and wire

Radio operating and safety - sorting out the risks

Do you ever think about safety when you are using your radio gear?  How
about when you are putting up antennas?  Climbing a tower?  

cartoon guy with hard hat climbing tower

Well, maybe you do think about safety when you are operating, but let's face
it - you are not as likely to be worried about safety when you are on the
air as you would be if you were putting up an antenna system and carefully
watching for dangerous power lines or climbing a tower and making sure your
safety gear is in good condition and is used properly during the climb.
Everyone knows that power line electrocutions and falls from a tower can be
deadly.  The stakes are high in situations like antenna work when these
dangers are present.  While a slip and fall may be unlikely, it is so
dangerous when it happens that we must take good, solid precautions for each
and every tower climbing trip.  

But worry when you are operating on the air?  What could possibly go wrong?

Here's the thing:  Operating can be quite a mentally-engaging activity,
depending on the type of operation.  If you are involved in an intense
contest, you want to be able to devote all of your mental energy to winning.
This is not the time to multitask, because you are likely to make a serious
mistake.  Here are some things I would NOT do while trying to work an
intensive contest:

.         Care for an infant or toddler

.         Watch something on the stove or in the oven

.         Drive a vehicle

.         Monitor any process that could or will require intervention
(Keeping an eye on a fire, filling a pool or tub, minding a machine... You
get the idea.)

Even if you are not in "contest mode", operating at the wrong time under the
wrong circumstances could be risky, and the stakes could be high. My old
Elmer once admitted to me that he had gotten stopped for speeding while
driving and talking on the radio.  And it wasn't just once - he would forget
about controlling his car's speed because he was concentrating on the
conversation while on the radio.  He finally decided that he would only be
able to use the radio while safely parked.  

Like other radio-related dangers such as working with high voltage or
climbing towers, there are some best practices that can help you to stay
safe when you are operating.  For example, if you are able to comfortably
control your vehicle while operating VHF FM on the local repeater while
traveling in light traffic, that kind of operation doesn't add significant
risk to your drive.  On the other hand, if the road is ice-covered and the
traffic is heavy, you will need to turn the radio off and concentrate on
driving.  I will never forget one of the most basic lessons my flight
instructor Norm drilled into me.

"Your first job is to fly the plane", he said.  "Don't worry about the radio
until everything is under control."

I rather like using my radio while in the car, but I also like to
concentrate on the radio and not have to worry about driving.  My best
solution for that is to use the radio while my wife is doing the driving so
that I can look up repeaters in the ARRL Repeater Directory and enter
frequencies, offsets, and subaudible tones without having to worry about
driving into the ditch. 

If I am operating from my ham shack, I can actively decide not to engage in
any kind of operation that will prevent me from completing another task, if
I have one.  I can even set up a reminder on my computer or smartphone if I
need to check to see if the washing machine has finished or if the garden
sprinkler needs to be moved. If I do want to engage in a scheduled type of
operation requiring close attention, I can always set aside a specific time
and let others in the family know that I will be busy.  If there is a
high-priority task - watching a child, for example - that deserves one's
full attention.  

This is practical radio.  Use what works for you.


Handiham Nets are on the air daily. 

If there is no net control station during any scheduled net time, just go
right ahead and start a round table discussion. 

Year-end holiday schedule

The holiday season is upon us!  Family plans take priority over scheduled
ham radio activities.  We don't ask our net control volunteers to show up to
run the net on these special days, but we do realize that our Handiham nets
do tie us all together in another kind of family - a community of friends.
That means it can still be fun to get on the air and visit, and we can
easily do that at net time even if there is no formal net control station.
You or someone else can take the reins and act as NCS if you want, or you
can all be part of a round table discussion without a net control. Remember
to always keep things in perspective:  Family first!  

Some upcoming holidays in the next 30 days are Christmas, which falls on
Wednesday December 25 and New Year's Day, which is on Wednesday January 1.
When holidays fall on a Wednesday, it is sometimes hard to decide how to
manage the adjacent weekdays to assure that staff (me and Nancy) have some
time off with our families.  This year we have decided to close the office
on the Thursday and Friday after each of these two holidays.  That means
that the Handiham office will be closed December 25 through 29, reopening on
Monday December 30.  Then we will be open Tuesday and close again for New
Year's Day on Wednesday January 1 2014.  We will reopen on Monday January 6,

If this schedule changes, we will let you know on  <http://www.handiham.org>

There will be a shorter edition of the weekly e-letter released a day early
during both holiday weeks, time permitting.  Thank you for subscribing to
our weekly Handiham World!

And speaking of thanks...

Reaching for the stars - cartoon guy

...what would we do without our volunteers?  Net controls, readers, people
who maintain our stations, teachers of our classes - both on line and at
radio camps, those who help us with computers and software - we couldn't do
it without you!  Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers!

TMV71A transceiver

We are scheduled to be on the air daily at 11:00 USA Central Time, plus
Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 19:00 USA Central Time.  A big THANK YOU to
all of our net control stations!  What will Doug, N6NFF, come up with for
his trivia question tonight? Tune in and see how you do with the question
this week, or just check in to say hello.  

We maintain our nets at 11:00 hours daily relative to Minnesota time.  Since
the nets remain true to Minnesota time, the difference between Minnesota
time and GMT is -6 hours.  The net is on the air at 17:00 hours GMT.   

The two evening sessions are at 01:00 GMT Thursday and Friday.  Here in
Minnesota that translates to 7:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday.  

The official and most current net news may be found at:


A dip in the pool

Pat shows off his new Plantronics USB headset!

It's time to test our knowledge by taking a dip in the pool - the Amateur
Radio question pool, that is!  

Let's go to the Extra Class pool and examine a question about VHF/UHF

E2C06 asks, "During a VHF/UHF contest, in which band segment would you
expect to find the highest level of activity?"

Possible answers are:

A. At the top of each band, usually in a segment reserved for contests
B. In the middle of each band, usually on the national calling frequency
C. In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of the activity near
the calling frequency
D. In the middle of the band, usually 25 kHz above the national calling

Let's think about this for a moment and eliminate the least likely answers.
Looking at answer A, "At the top of each band, usually in a segment reserved
for contests", you should think about when you have heard about a band
segment being "reserved" for contesting.  Sure, you have heard of sections
of the band or certain bands where contesting was discouraged, but not a
special segment reserved for contests, right?  Let's eliminate answer A.
Next, we move on to answer B, "In the middle of each band, usually on the
national calling frequency", which can clearly be crossed off the list
because we know that the national calling frequency in what is typically the
FM portion of the 2 meter band (146.52 MHz) should be kept clear for those
times it is needed to make calls.  That seems like a no-brainer. That leaves
us answers C and D, "In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of
the activity near the calling frequency" and "In the middle of the band,
usually 25 kHz above the national calling frequency", respectively.  If you
think about where contesting takes place and the modes it will use - CW and
SSB for the most part - you can cross answer D off the list and arrive at
the correct choice, C, "In the weak signal segment of the band, with most of
the activity near the calling frequency."  You will certainly not want to
use the FM portion of the band for contesting. 

Please e-mail  <mailto:handiham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
handiham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to comment. 


This week @ HQ

Cartoon robot with pencil

Office closings 

.         Our office is closed on Fridays through the end of the year.  This
tends to be a low usage time for Handiham services because of the holidays,
and that makes it perfect for burning off some accumulated vacation time. 

End of the year data dump

.         Housecleaning time!  We are going to remove old audio files as
part of our website cleanup.  If you want to get any of the older files,
such as Handiham World podcasts, please download them now. To find old
podcasts, use iTunes or else feel free to use the direct URL referencing
each audio file.  Here is an example for today's podcast: 

.         To get another podcast, use the same URL but change the filename
to the correct date.  
Example: http://handiham.org/audio/handiham04DEC2013.mp3 
Note that the filename now reflects the date of last week's podcast.

.         PLEASE don't ask me for a list of filenames or special links to
the episode a year ago that contained the story about this or that, because
I don't have that information without doing a ton of digging, and as much as
I like to help there just is not enough time for this kind of research.
Also, I cannot provide tech support for downloading.  Depending on your
computer's operating system, your web browser, and your screen reader (if
you use one), downloading will be somewhat unique. This makes it hard to
figure out a solution from a distance here in Minnesota.  Plus, it is hard
to type on the keyboard with my mittens on since it is so cold. 


*       Our limited digest version of QST for December 2013 in DAISY is now
available in the members section and NLS cartridges are in the mail. 
*       ARRL has released the January 2014 QST, available to ARRL members
through the ARRL website or the QST smartphone app. Our limited DAISY
version should be ready for blind users sometime later this month. 
*       QCWA Digest for December 2013 is available in MP3 in the members
section and from  <http://www.QCWA.org> www.QCWA.org.  
*       CQ DAISY digest for November is now available after the print issue
arrived very late last month.  We do not yet have a December issue so the
reading for that DAISY book is also delayed.  
*       ARRL has published the December QST on line for ARRL members. The
National Library Service is back on schedule for the DAISY version. 
*       Worldradio Online for November has been completed by Bob Zeida,
N1BLF.  Thanks, Bob!

  We do not yet have the December issue, which will result in a delay of the
DAISY book. 

*       QCWA Journal audio for November is in the members section and also
available from the QCWA website.  
*       Jim Perry, KJ3P, Bob Zeida, N1BLF, and Ken Padgitt, W9MJY have
kindly done the volunteer recording.  

Remote Base News

W0EQO station in the server room at Courage North.

Both Handiham Remote Base internet stations W0ZSW and W0EQO are on line for
your use 24/7.

2014 Remote Base Instruction and Setup Project

The HF Remote Base project has grown over the years and the support pages on
the website have grown sort of willy-nilly as the project evolved.  The
website reflects this patchwork of growth and has become harder to follow
and less logical overall.  When I put myself in the position of a brand-new
user visiting our remote base website, I have to admit that I really have to
work to find what I need for the setup process.  It should not be that
difficult, and the only real solution is a clean sweep of the support pages
on the website.  I'll be working on that project in early 2014, with a goal
of making the support and installation much easier for users.  The goal is a
better user experience, but also fewer tech support calls.  We would also
like to field a third station sometime in 2014. This makes having clear
instructions even more important!

Another goal of the website project is to provide some operating skills
tutorials.  Obviously some users need help figuring out things like antenna
tuning and when to use which band.  We want users to hear stations when they
log on, and if they do not know how to use the antenna tuner and are not
familiar with which bands are likely to be open at a given time of day, they
are likely to just hear static.  

Many ham radio topics are discussed in on line groups.  What do you think of
starting a Yahoo Group for the Remote Bases?  Or do you know of an existing
remote base group that would be appropriate?  Some of the best advice I have
gotten on technical topics has been through groups of this type.  

*       If you use Skype for audio, please connect and disconnect the Skype
call to the remote base manually.  The automatic calling and hang up is no
longer supported in Skype. 
*       200 watt operation is restored on 160, 80, and 40 meters for Extra
and Advanced Class users on W0ZSW. 

.         Outages: Outages are reported on

Operating tip:  Find out how to tell if the remote base station is already
in use if you are using JAWS: 

*       Listen to the tutorial:
*       Read the tutorial in accessible HTML: 


Pat holding up NLS digital cartridge and mailer 
Don't care to download Handiham materials via computer? This digital
cartridge and mailer can bring you Handiham audio digests each month, plus
we have room to put the audio lecture series or equipment tutorials on them,

*       If you have trouble logging in, please let us know.  
*       All Daisy materials are in zip file format, so you simply download
the zip file you need and unzip it so the Daisy book folder can be accessed
or moved to your NLS or other Daisy player.
*       Tip: When in the Daisy directory, it is easy to find the latest
books by sorting the files by date. Be sure the latest date is at the top.
The link to sort is called "Last Modified".  
*       You can also find what is on a web page by using CONTROL-F.  This
brings up a search box and you can type a key word in, such as "September".
You may find more than one September, including 2012, but you will
eventually come across what we have posted for September 2013. 

*       Our thanks to Bob, N1BLF, Jim, KJ3P, and Ken, W9MJY, for reading
this month.   <http://handiham.org/drupal2/user> Look for these DAISY
materials in the members section. 

Digital mailers are important: If you do mail a digital cartridge to us,
please be sure that it is an approved free matter mailer. Otherwise it will
quickly cost us several dollars to package and mail out, which is more than
the cost of the mailer in the first place. We don't have a stock of
cartridges or mailers and not including a mailer will result in a long delay
getting your request back out to you. 

DAISY audio digests are available for our blind members who do not have
computers, playable in your Library of Congress digital player.  Handiham
members who use these players and who would prefer to receive a copy of the
monthly audio digests on the special Library of Congress digital cartridge
should send a blank cartridge to us in a cartridge mailer (no envelopes,
please), so that we can place the files on it and return it to you via free
matter postal mail.  Your call sign should be on both the cartridge and the
mailer so that we can make sure we know who it's from. Blank cartridges and
mailers are available from  <http://www.aph.org> APH, the American Printing
House for the Blind, Inc. 

Digital Talking Book Cartridge, 4GB, Blank; Catalog Number: 1-02609-00,
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Digital Talking Book Cartridge Mailer Catalog Number: 1-02611-00, Price:

Order Toll-Free: (800) 223-1839.

The Library of Congress NLS has a list of vendors for the digital
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Get it all on line as an alternative:  Visit the DAISY section on the
Handiham website after logging in. 


Stay in touch

Cartoon robot with cordless phone

Be sure to send Nancy your changes of address, phone number changes, or
email address changes so that we can continue to stay in touch with you. You
may either email Nancy at  <mailto:hamradio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
hamradio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call her at 763-520-0512.  If you need to use
the toll-free number, call 1-866-426-3442.  

Handiham Program Coordinator Patrick Tice, WA0TDA, may be reached at
<mailto:handiham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> handiham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or by phone
at 763-520-0511.  

Mornings Monday through Thursday are the best time to contact us. 

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