To become a coffee shop member, you must summit an E mail to Our Coffee Shop, firstname.lastname@example.org Expressing your wishes, Please include your name and call sign. At this time you will be put on a bench for a period of two months in which it is required for you to check-in at least 10 different days each month, At the end of two months or entering 20 times,witch one comes first, will complete you bench time. This is so you can have a good understanding of the 5 sec between transmissions, The 2.5 minutes transmission time and the mechanics of our self gravitational round table.
|CALL||START, DATE||END DATE||APPROVED DATE|
COLOR CODES: RED: (NO ACTIVITY). BLUE: (SEMI-ACTIVE). GREEN:(ACTIVE).
|NAME||CALL||START DATE||END DATE||APPROVED DATE|
|JOHN T N9OJC||#8||02-19-2014||03-07-2014||03-11-2014|
|JOHN T N9OJC||#4||03-20-2015||04-02-2015||04-14-2015|
DX-L PROGRAM IN OUR COFFEE SHOP
OUR COFFEE SHOP DX-L PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR ALL MEMBERS TO HAVE FUN.WHETHER YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE FOR A CERTIFICATE OR COME IN TO GIVE A NEW CONTACT TO A PARTICIPANT. THIS REALLY IS NOT A CONTEST BETWEEN MEMBERS, IT IS MORE LIKE HOW FAST YOU CAN GET YOUR CERTIFICATE.
1) YOU MUST CONTACT 50% OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR COFFEE SHOP (ACTIVE LIST)
2) MUST BE A MEMBER OF OUR COFFEE SHOP TO PARTICIPATE
3) ALL CONTACTS MUST BE DONE IN OUR COFFEE SHOP (CONFERENCE *KB4SVP*)
4) A CONTACT IS A VERBAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN TWO CALL SIGNS
NO TIME LIMIT. AFTER THE START DAY (JUNE 6 2013 AT 0100 PM ZULU TIME OR 0900 AM EST) YOU COME IN WHEN YOU LIKE. WORK ON IT AS HARD AS YOU LIKE OR LEAVE IT FOR A WHILE AND COME BACK. IT'S HOW FAST YOU WANT YOUR CERTIFICATE.
HOW TO LOG?
A LOG WILL BE SENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN (PDF FORMAT) OR YOU CAN USE YOUR E- MAIL
A DETAIL EXPLANATION WILL BE SENT OUT WITH THE ATTACHMENT OF THE DX-L LOG.
ALL CONTACTS MUST BE LOG IN ZULU TIME, DATE, MONTH AND YEAR.(YOU CAN FIND THE ZULU TIME ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER THE PAGE AMATEUR RADIO http://our-coffee-shop.webs.com/amateurradio.htm
AT COMPLETION WHEN (50%) OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR COFFEE ARE IN YOUR LOG, SEND THE LOG VIA AIR MAIL TO OUR COFFEE SHOP HEAD QUARTERS, :
BRANDON CRUZ ,OUR COFFEE SHOP
4720 PRATHER FARM CIRCLE
CUMMING GA 30040 USA
A HANDSOME CERTIFICATE MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.
ANY TMIE AFTER JUNE 6 2013 AT 0100 PM ZULU TIME OR 0900 AM EST
THESE ARE REGULARS THAT COME EVERY DAY OR SO
( UPGRADED ONCE A MONTH )
N9RFO K6FN KB6YYT KB4SVP KB9EWG K8WYY VE7PNN KC2RIL KF5UCO KB3TYZ WT6E N1VXP KC5GVT N9GSU NO7E KK6NTL M6GSN NG9Z W9NES N1VXP N7LMV ZL2OO ZL2ADR N8THJ
LAST MONTH 26%. NOW 33% OF OUR MEMBERS LIST
|OPEN||KB3TYZ Rick||09/18 MON 9 AM EST||BREAKFAST GROUP|
|FOOD||KB9EWG DAVID||09/18 MON 7 PM EST||COFFEE BREAK|
|PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY||N9RFO STAN||09/19 TUE 9 AM EST||BREAKFAST GROUP|
|LINUX||KB9EWG DAVID||09/19 TUE 7 PM EST||COFFEE BREAK|
|OPEN||K6FN JERRY||09/20 WED 9 AM EST||BREAKFAST GROUP|
|OPEN||M6GSN GLEN||09/20 WED 7 PM EST||COFFEE BREAK|
|LOVE OUR COFFEE SHOP||KB6YYT JOE||09/21 THU 9 AM EST||BREAKFAST GROUP|
|Q&A WITH WEIRD WORDS||KF5UCO RICK||09/21 THU 7 PM EST||COFFEE BREAK|
|OLD EQUIP....HAM RADIO||W9NES TIM||09/22 FRD 9 AM EST||BREAKFAST GROUP|
|OPEN||NO7E CHRIS||09/22 FRD 7 PM EST||COFFEE BREAK|
Coffee Shop Settings
When you frequent Our Coffee Shop you will learn that there are certain procedures that we follow to enhance the flow of communication and allow every person on the radio or in echolink to get the most out of their time in Our Coffee Shop. These procedures have proven themselves to be effective and necessary to the smooth and enjoyable experience that is only found in Our Coffee Shop. The moderators have studied for many years and have identified problems in other round-tables and nets; they have taken measures to reduce these problems as much as possible.After reviewing the "Our Coffee Shop" procedures you may want to automate adherence to lessen the worry of "am I following the rules". Obviously not all procedures can be controlled by the settings
One of our procedures here in Our Coffee Shop is to only talk for a maximum of 2 minutes and 30 sec at a time between five-second breaks. The reason for this is to allow any station, especially emergency stations, the opportunity to make contact with the appropriate parties without being over-ridden.
THERE IS NO SETTING TO ENSURE YOU MAINTAIN 5 SEC BREAKS BETWEEN TX'S.
YOU CAN HOWEVER LIMIT YOUR TX TIME.
The Standard procedure within Our Coffee Shop is to limit transmissions to 2 minutes and 30 sec. It is very easy to set echolink to give you a reminder when you are in danger of going over the standard 2 minutes and 30 sec.
Simply open Echolink on your computer Go to "tools" on the top menu bar. Choose "setup" Once the window opens go to the "timing" tab. Under "transmit time limit" type in 150. Click "OK" at the bottom of the window.
This setting will remind you when you are in danger of going over your 2 min and 30 sec. time limit by giving you an audible cue as well as a countdown to when your transmission will be dropped
SETTINGS: AUTOMATICALLY LIST YOU AS BUSY WHEN YOU ARE CONNECTED TO OUR COFFEE SHOP
One way of simplifying your experience within our coffee shop is to list your station NOT alowing multi conferencing.This means that when you connect to Our Coffee Shop, no one can connect to you. They simply have to go and connect to the CONFERENCE *KB4SVP*
1) Open Echolink on your computer 2) Go to "tools" on the top menu bar, Choose "preferences," Then Choose "connections. 3) Ensure that the "Allow Conferences" box, has a check mark. 4) In the limit box: this is the amount of connections (your choice). 5) In the 3rd box below: (Allow multi conferencing) NO check mark. 6) Click "OK" at the bottom of the window
LURK:Another procedure that we like to follow in Our Coffee Shop is that of changing your status from the counter to the kitchen (lurking). The lurking status in our coffee shop gives us an indication that you are not included in the visible rotation of the round table (counter), in other words it lets us know that you want to listen and not be included in the QSO (in the kitchen).Of course you can come back to the counter any time (visible) by (delurking)
Here is how to LURK.
Open Echolink on your computer, Then go to our coffee shop (CONFERENCE *KB4SVP*) Type in the text bar .lurk (Make sure you put the period before lurk.) Then press send or enter. Now you are in the kitchen.
Type in the text bar .delurk (Make sure you put the period before delurk.)Then press send or enter. Now you are back at the counter (visible
SETTING THE LEFT CTRL KEY, TO TRANSMIT FOR ECHOLINK
1) Go to tools and CLICK on it. 2) Go to preferences and CLICK on it. 3) Go to the tab connections and CLICK on it. 4) Go down 3/4 of the page and CLICK on ptt control 5) Put a check mark in keyboard key: 6) Go under keyboard key and click The arrow to select left ctrl key, Then click on left ctrl key. 7) Then to the right theres 2 square small boxes, put a check mark on sytem wide.