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Email Issues

Some members may not be receiving our emails!

UPDATE *******  4/13/2021 0750 Eastern

I have received an email from our service provider indicating that the problem with Microsoft email services has been corrected.

Emails should be going to all our members now.

Please let me know if there are any issues.


Please be advised:

If you have a .Hotmail, .Outlook, .Live, or .MSN email address registered with Our Coffee Shop,  you are likely NOT receiving emails from Our Coffee Shop.  This would include Prayer Requests and any other automated emails from Our Coffee Shop.

This problem is a result of our “Shared” email server which has likely been black listed by the aforementioned Microsoft email services.

A support request has been filed with our service provider. I will update this post, or remove it when the situation has been addressed. 

SUGGESTION: members could change their registered email address to something other than a Microsoft service. Perhaps a gmail address or something similar.  

At this time, only the aforementioned Microsoft email services are affected.

Contact me direct if you need further information.



Smoked HAM Radio Giveaway!

Smoked Ham Giveaway By Bridgecom Systems and SmokerBuilder

Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

DraftMaster™ Drum Smoker Built For You From SmokerBuilder MFG $1299

AnyTone AT-D578UVIII PRO $399.99

AnyTone AT-D878UV PLUS $238.99

SkyBridge Dual-Band Digital Hotspot $299

Plug and Play Programming for both radios $150

USA and International Hotspot Super Codeplug x 2 $100

Tri-Band Mobile Antenna $99.99

BCS-200 Speaker Mic $29.99

Extra Battery and Belt Clip $29.99

Bridgecom university for both the Mobile and HT $194

Shipping For All Items $299

Total Value $3139.95

BridgeCom Systems’ Ham Shack Pack DMR Giveaway 2.0

New Giveaway from BridgeCom Systems!

Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

  • AnyTone AT-D578UVIII PRO   $399.99
  • AnyTone AT-D878UV PLUS   $238.99
  • SkyBridge Dual-Band Digital Hotspot   $299
  • Plug and Play Programming for both radios  $150 

  • USA and International Hotspot Super Codeplug x 2 $100
  • Tri-Band Mobile Antenna $99.99
  • BCS-200 Speaker Mic $29.99
  • Extra Battery and Belt Clip  $29.99
  • Bridgecom university for both the Mobile and HT  $194
  • Shipping $50


Total: $1,591.95

Must have a valid Callsign to enter.

Roger’s Trip to Space Center Houston

Here are a few pictures I took on my most recent trip to Space Center Houston.  If you ever visit, come early and take the Apollo Mission Control room tour.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Roger (NV5B)

Shuttle piggy back ride on 747

When the shuttle had to land in California due to weather conditions in Flordia, it had to take a piggy back ride on the Boeng 747 specifically designed to transport the space craft back to Flordia.

Aerodynamic testing was done to ensure the shuttle could be transported by the 747.  

Inside the 747

The 747 was not a fly-by-wire aircraft.  The cables ran from the flight deck all the way to the control surfaces of the aircraft.

Flight Test Power panel

Hands-on display allowing you to mount the shuttle atop of the 747.

Aerodynamic Demonstration
Space Shuttle flight deck
Shuttle flight control instruments
Shuttle cargo bay
Shuttle sleeping bag
Shuttle hatch to ISS
Shuttle bathroom
Shuttle storage and main hatch
Apollo Mission Control Room

The Apollo Mission Control room has been restored to the way it looked on July 20, 1969 when the first man walked on the Moon.  Included in the tour was a playback of the actual moon landing with all the telemetry data on the screens updating real-time.  Very impressive.

KB6YYT to Moderate on Saturday Mornings!

Our friend and long time member of Our Coffee Shop, KB6YYT – Joe will now be moderating on Saturday mornings!

This is great news for Our Coffee Shop! Nice to see the schedule of official moderated nets expanding to the weekend!

Many thanks to Joe, KB6YYT for taking on the challenge of a new weekly net! During today’s meeting, he mentioned that he might want to call the gathering “Ham and Eggs.”  

Well Joe, whatever you call it, I’m sure it will be a great success with you at the helm!

Be sure and check in on Saturday mornings at 9 AM eastern to take part in the new net with Joe as your moderator! 

Thanks Joe!