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Fiber Outage Notes

Posted at UDR’s request below are some of the notes I took during the fiber communications outage the evening of April 12, 2018

The outage was scheduled at 9pm.

Rock Island:
Some fiber internet (and voip Ooma) went down at 8:33p (just on SJI?) and some not till 9:05p.
Intermittent restoration around 11:30p fully operational near midnight.
LTE down at 9:05p but was erratically intermittent for a while. Totally dead by 10:10p.
Restoration time unknown.

Century Link:
Wireline service was not affected.
Internet went down at 9:05p. I confirmed restoration at 4:45a Fri morning but it probably came back earlier.

Cell Phone:
Verizon was fully functional in Eastsound, probably from Constitution. I have no other reports.
T-Mobile, Flaky but there was some reported success in calling out of the area. Also some data reported,
Texting between Lopez stations was successful on at least one occasion.
AT&T, no info.
Sprint, no info

Other internet resources:
Star Touch microwaves mainland internet service to the schools and libraries from Connie.
Doe Bay has an independent wi-fi system from Star Touch that comes from the mainland by microwave.
Mt. Baker Cable uses microwave from Connie to the mainland for internet over CATV on Orcas.
Friday Harbor CATV?
Rosche Harbor CATV?.
I have no information on the performance of these systems.

Hams:
Lopez Island Exercise:
Sta-41 Corky (AF4PM) KE7KML
Sta-42 Monte N7TAU
Sta-43 Page KI7ABB & Clark K7LRK
Sta-44 Bryan K7BLS
SJI Dave K9MRQ
SJI Ed KD7TUN
OI Scott W7SLM
OI Wayne WA6MPG
Shaw Nick KF7RHD

OP’s-1 was nearly unusable because of a possible antenna problem that occurred a week or so ago.
I brought it up to see if any Region-1 stations were monitoring and heard nobody on the really weak
signal from the repeater.

I did make contact with WA7ZWG, Bob in Bellingham, on 52.525 who inquired it things were going OK
during the outage. He indicated he would be listening if we needed something.

Orcas Fire & Rescue:
On air check-in:
Sta-21
Sta-24 Slight noise on signal. Using station radio?
Sta-27

911 Dispatch tested with Island Air using the SJCSO repeater a bit after 8p.

-mpg

Hello,
Please see the links below for the presentations and club calendar shared at the April 2018 SJCARS meeting.

LoTW Presentation, by Hoop K9QJS

PocketVNA Presentation, by Larry AG7KD

SJCARS Calendar for 2018

73,
Scott W7SLM

Posted by Peter Dahl on behalf of Dave Vandaveer

We had a test and no one came but the VEs and and one observer.  The five VEs who showed up were  Ed Kelm, KD7TUN, Mike Sear, N7TLL, Scott Miller, W7SLM,  Hoop Hooper, K9QLS and Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ. Paul Barger, N7TZW, showed up to kibbitz and pass out some brochures.  We were getting desperate and even offered to pay Paul’s test fee if he would just fill in a form so we could have an official session.  Paul declined.

Oh well.

Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see the attached Agenda and associated files for the April meeting.

Agenda for April 2018

new HAM callguide KI7XXX

SJI Marathon event flyer

Highlights include a preview of a developing antenna project.

SJCARS_Minutes_March_2018

(Posted on behalf of Scott Miller by Peter Dahl)
At the beginning of March, SJCARS members Hoop K9QJS and Bob AD6K spoke to a dozen middle school students (ages 9-12) at Spring Street International School, in Friday Harbor, about Ham radio and Morse code. The class was very interested and engaged. Bob brought a homemade wooden key with a battery and buzzer and the kids had a great time sending Morse code words back and forth to each other. As a next step: Hoop and Bob are making up key kits for the kids, and will give them to the class so each student can make their own key.

Click the link below to see some of the thank you notes they received.

Current SJCARS Members

Thanks!

TOTAL: 34

Corky AF4PM
Douglas K1DIT
Jim K2SON
Peter K2SPR
Brian K7BLS
Mike K7SJI
Bryan K7UDR
Bill K7UTX
Dave K9MRQ
Jerrold KD6CWE
Frank KD7IRE
Ed KD7TUN
Jim KE7GAB
Jony KE7JOV
Ted KE7KRR
Dani KE7TLE
Clare KE7WQY
Jan KE7WQZ
Judith KF6AZZ
Peg KI7PJS
Glen KI7RAF
Phil KI7RND
David KK6WQ
Dave KN7S
Tom N1TOV
Carol N7LHY
Jeffrey N7OSS
Michael N7TLL
Paul N7TZW
Scott W7SLM
Dorothy WA7DOT
Peter WA7FUS
Douglas WA7PUG
Paul WB6CXC

If you’ve paid and are not on the list; send email to n7jn.sjcars@gmail.com

Highlights include:

• A visit from Michael Sterba, KG7HQ, ARRL NW Division Assistant Director and Technology Specialist

• An introduction to FT8 presented by Hoop, K9QJS

SJCARS_Minutes_February_2018

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