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Re: WTB: Hilltopper 40

KB9BVN -
 

Jim do the current kits have the audio mods that Dave cooked up for the 20m version or are they not needed in the 40m version?

de KB9BVN

On 9/14/2019 12:26 AM, Jim Pruitt wrote:
Hello Brian.

If you go to the 4SQRP page at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select 4 State QRP Kit Builders tab on the left that takes you to:
http://www.4sqrp.com/Kit_Helpers.php

You will see 7 people willing to build a kit for someone (one of the 7 is in Canada).  4 of them on that list indicate that they are not busy.  The 4 that the list show as not busy are:
Larry Draughn    AE4LD
Steve Miller    N0SM
Dave Raycroft    VA3RJ
Paul Rose    K0EET

I just sent a kit to Steve Miller, N0SM today to build for someone and have sent him kits for others in the past.  If that is something that interests you then I would suggest that you contact one of them about building a kit for you but you might want to do it quickly as I am down to 6 Hilltopper kits left.  I do not know what they charge for their service.  Some of them I know do not charge other than postage but that is something you will have to work out with them.  They do a great service for the group.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 9/13/2019 7:58 PM, KB9BVN - wrote:
Hi gang

I am the happy owner of the HT 20 and I would like to buy a already built and working HT 40 radio. So if you have one built and working and wish to purge it from your inventory, let me know and maybe we can work something out.

I'd buy the kit but I'll never get it built...my eyes ain't what they used to be.

Anyway...just give me a shout.

de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper

Jim Pruitt
 

Hello Bob.

As Terry indicated, go to the 4SQRP main page at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select the "Shop Four State QRP Kits" tab on the left which takes you to:
http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php
in that page do down to either "K1SWL Hilltopper 40" link
which takes you to:
http://www.4sqrp.com/hilltopper-40.php

or select "K1SWL Hilltopper 20" link in/on that kit index page which takes you to:
http://www.4sqrp.com/hilltopper20.php

As someone else indicated we only have 40 meter and 20 meter versions right now but there is information in the files section of the Hilltopper (groups.io) subgroup that has the ATMega328P (Arduino chip) INO firmware file and also conversion information for 30 meters.  At this time the kit you order comes with a top panel that indicates that it is either a Hilltopper 40 or a Hilltopper 20.  The kits are $90 usd plus postage ($7.90 for USPS priority mail within the USA).  I only have 6 kits left.  They are Hilltopper20's but if someone orders a Hilltopper40 then I remove the 20 meter parts and replace them with 40 meter parts (and top panel).

Thank you for your interest and support.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 9/13/2019 11:05 AM, Bob Nelson via Groups.Io wrote:

Jim,
I'm very late hearing about the Hilltopper.
Where can I get more description, and an
order form or instructions?

Tnx es 73,
Bob - K6KL

On Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:45:20 PM CDT, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:


As a heads up: Just in case anyone is undecided about ordering the
Hilltopper be aware that I only have 8 kits left.  There has been talk
of another short run but even if that happens it will take time to get
the parts and boards ordered and in hand  and get them kitted and there
is no guarantee that the group will do another run. If the Hilltopper is
on your list but you have not ordered it yet, you might consider
ordering it now before they are gone.  Dave Benson did a terrific job on
this kit.

Thank you for your support.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY



On 9/12/2019 10:14 PM, Leland L. Bahr wrote:
> I just ordered a 40 meter Hilltopper and have not built my 20 meter
> version yet!  Curt, KB5JO, a friend of mine, keeps telling me how much
> fun he is having with his 20 meter version.  So even though I have not
> built the first one, I did not want to miss out in being able to get a
> 40 meter version.  I can see, there is a lot a merit in simplicity. 
> The Hilltopper is well laid out and the instruction manual is great.
snip
>   The more I think about this kit, is it is a REAL SLEEPER!  Years ago
> I missed out buying a Red Hot Radio when they were available and have
> always kicked myself for not picking one up when they were available. 
> I think I would say the same thing if I didn't buy the Hilltoppers
> before they were no longer available.  The Hilltoppers are basic
> solidly built easy to build work horses.  Surface mount is taken care
> of for you and the instructions make the build pretty much bullet
> proof and fun to build. In short, this is a fun project to build and
> KB5JO says it is a really fun rig to use. That is saying something as
> KB5JO has a lot of QRP rigs he has built.  For you guys on the edge of
> ordering one or not,  my suggestion is you need to seriously consider
> buying a Hilltopper while you can still do so.  As Curt has told me,
> the Hilltopper is a REAL KEEPER !
>
> Lee, w0vt, w5drc





Re: WTB: Hilltopper 40

Jim Pruitt
 

Hello Brian.

If you go to the 4SQRP page at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select 4 State QRP Kit Builders tab on the left that takes you to:
http://www.4sqrp.com/Kit_Helpers.php

You will see 7 people willing to build a kit for someone (one of the 7 is in Canada).  4 of them on that list indicate that they are not busy.  The 4 that the list show as not busy are:
Larry Draughn    AE4LD
Steve Miller    N0SM
Dave Raycroft    VA3RJ
Paul Rose    K0EET

I just sent a kit to Steve Miller, N0SM today to build for someone and have sent him kits for others in the past.  If that is something that interests you then I would suggest that you contact one of them about building a kit for you but you might want to do it quickly as I am down to 6 Hilltopper kits left.  I do not know what they charge for their service.  Some of them I know do not charge other than postage but that is something you will have to work out with them.  They do a great service for the group.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 9/13/2019 7:58 PM, KB9BVN - wrote:
Hi gang

I am the happy owner of the HT 20 and I would like to buy a already built and working HT 40 radio. So if you have one built and working and wish to purge it from your inventory, let me know and maybe we can work something out.

I'd buy the kit but I'll never get it built...my eyes ain't what they used to be.

Anyway...just give me a shout.

de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

WTB: Hilltopper 40

KB9BVN -
 

Hi gang

I am the happy owner of the HT 20 and I would like to buy a already built and working HT 40 radio. So if you have one built and working and wish to purge it from your inventory, let me know and maybe we can work something out.

I'd buy the kit but I'll never get it built...my eyes ain't what they used to be.

Anyway...just give me a shout.

de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper

WA0ITP
 

http://www.4sqrp.com/hilltopper-40.php
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 9/13/2019 1:05 PM, Bob Nelson via Groups.Io wrote:


Jim,
I'm very late hearing about the Hilltopper.
Where can I get more description, and an
order form or instructions?

Tnx es 73,
Bob - K6KL

On Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:45:20 PM CDT, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:


As a heads up: Just in case anyone is undecided about ordering the
Hilltopper be aware that I only have 8 kits left.  There has been talk
of another short run but even if that happens it will take time to get
the parts and boards ordered and in hand  and get them kitted and there
is no guarantee that the group will do another run. If the Hilltopper is
on your list but you have not ordered it yet, you might consider
ordering it now before they are gone.  Dave Benson did a terrific job on
this kit.

Thank you for your support.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY



On 9/12/2019 10:14 PM, Leland L. Bahr wrote:
> I just ordered a 40 meter Hilltopper and have not built my 20 meter
> version yet!  Curt, KB5JO, a friend of mine, keeps telling me how much
> fun he is having with his 20 meter version.  So even though I have not
> built the first one, I did not want to miss out in being able to get a
> 40 meter version.  I can see, there is a lot a merit in simplicity. 
> The Hilltopper is well laid out and the instruction manual is great.
snip
>   The more I think about this kit, is it is a REAL SLEEPER!  Years ago
> I missed out buying a Red Hot Radio when they were available and have
> always kicked myself for not picking one up when they were available. 
> I think I would say the same thing if I didn't buy the Hilltoppers
> before they were no longer available.  The Hilltoppers are basic
> solidly built easy to build work horses.  Surface mount is taken care
> of for you and the instructions make the build pretty much bullet
> proof and fun to build. In short, this is a fun project to build and
> KB5JO says it is a really fun rig to use. That is saying something as
> KB5JO has a lot of QRP rigs he has built.  For you guys on the edge of
> ordering one or not,  my suggestion is you need to seriously consider
> buying a Hilltopper while you can still do so.  As Curt has told me,
> the Hilltopper is a REAL KEEPER !
>
> Lee, w0vt, w5drc





Re: Hilltopper

Michael N6MST
 

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:05 AM, Bob Nelson wrote:
Where can I get more description, and an
order form or instructions?
http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php

40 meter and 20 meter versions available here.

Re: Hilltopper

Bob Nelson
 


Jim,
I'm very late hearing about the Hilltopper.
Where can I get more description, and an
order form or instructions?

Tnx es 73,
Bob - K6KL

On Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:45:20 PM CDT, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:


As a heads up: Just in case anyone is undecided about ordering the
Hilltopper be aware that I only have 8 kits left.  There has been talk
of another short run but even if that happens it will take time to get
the parts and boards ordered and in hand  and get them kitted and there
is no guarantee that the group will do another run. If the Hilltopper is
on your list but you have not ordered it yet, you might consider
ordering it now before they are gone.  Dave Benson did a terrific job on
this kit.

Thank you for your support.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY



On 9/12/2019 10:14 PM, Leland L. Bahr wrote:
> I just ordered a 40 meter Hilltopper and have not built my 20 meter
> version yet!  Curt, KB5JO, a friend of mine, keeps telling me how much
> fun he is having with his 20 meter version.  So even though I have not
> built the first one, I did not want to miss out in being able to get a
> 40 meter version.  I can see, there is a lot a merit in simplicity. 
> The Hilltopper is well laid out and the instruction manual is great.
snip
>   The more I think about this kit, is it is a REAL SLEEPER!  Years ago
> I missed out buying a Red Hot Radio when they were available and have
> always kicked myself for not picking one up when they were available. 
> I think I would say the same thing if I didn't buy the Hilltoppers
> before they were no longer available.  The Hilltoppers are basic
> solidly built easy to build work horses.  Surface mount is taken care
> of for you and the instructions make the build pretty much bullet
> proof and fun to build. In short, this is a fun project to build and
> KB5JO says it is a really fun rig to use. That is saying something as
> KB5JO has a lot of QRP rigs he has built.  For you guys on the edge of
> ordering one or not,  my suggestion is you need to seriously consider
> buying a Hilltopper while you can still do so.  As Curt has told me,
> the Hilltopper is a REAL KEEPER !
>
> Lee, w0vt, w5drc




Re: Hilltopper

Jim Pruitt
 

As a heads up: Just in case anyone is undecided about ordering the Hilltopper be aware that I only have 8 kits left.  There has been talk of another short run but even if that happens it will take time to get the parts and boards ordered and in hand  and get them kitted and there is no guarantee that the group will do another run. If the Hilltopper is on your list but you have not ordered it yet, you might consider ordering it now before they are gone.  Dave Benson did a terrific job on this kit.

Thank you for your support.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY



On 9/12/2019 10:14 PM, Leland L. Bahr wrote:
I just ordered a 40 meter Hilltopper and have not built my 20 meter version yet!  Curt, KB5JO, a friend of mine, keeps telling me how much fun he is having with his 20 meter version.  So even though I have not built the first one, I did not want to miss out in being able to get a 40 meter version.  I can see, there is a lot a merit in simplicity.  The Hilltopper is well laid out and the instruction manual is great.
snip
  The more I think about this kit, is it is a REAL SLEEPER!  Years ago I missed out buying a Red Hot Radio when they were available and have always kicked myself for not picking one up when they were available.  I think I would say the same thing if I didn't buy the Hilltoppers before they were no longer available.  The Hilltoppers are basic solidly built easy to build work horses.  Surface mount is taken care of for you and the instructions make the build pretty much bullet proof and fun to build. In short, this is a fun project to build and KB5JO says it is a really fun rig to use. That is saying something as KB5JO has a lot of QRP rigs he has built.  For you guys on the edge of ordering one or not,  my suggestion is you need to seriously consider buying a Hilltopper while you can still do so.  As Curt has told me, the Hilltopper is a REAL KEEPER !

Lee, w0vt, w5drc

Re: 40M Net Chekins

WD5GLO Lou
 

Where you at in SW Okla? Im near Minco, OK. WD5GLO, Lou

On Sep 12, 2019, at 1:56 PM, N1OIE <n1oiebrujo@...> wrote:

Me and buddy trying to check in from SW OK last night and nothing heard. Also could not hear anything on Sunday sprint.  It's pretty rough from out QTHs.  I'm new to group and Paul would like to go Iike to join, but right now we're both dumb and deaf.  Will keep trying however. There's always next week.  73.  J

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 11:26 PM <w2sh@...> wrote:

During these summer and very early autumn Wednesdays my 40m and 80m QNIs have generally only been possible during the final minutes of each net.


This is so because you folks in the 4SQRP heartland need the additional 20 or so minutes of darkness for my five Watts to be heard.  Remember that I have about 70 minutes more evening darkness than you guys.


Of course it works oppositely in the mornings, and way back when there were those Thursday morning 40m nets, I had to be the early bird in order to QNI.


Tonight I was pleased to hear Terry's initial call-up at a solid 559.  I dropped my call sign and to my surprise, he acknowledged it.  Then the house phone rang and my wife brought the portable phone to the basement man cave & shack, chatted with the caller for a minute before passing the phone to me to tell him I'd call back in five minutes.  Meanwhile Terry had given me his stuff, all of which I missed, and so he called again to see if I was still alive.  I gave him my stuff and turned it back to him to hear his close-down dit-dit, to which I responded likewise.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


P.S.  Terry what was my RST?  Thanks!



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 23:20
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Cc: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.
>
> I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com



--
Jeff N0̷MII




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH

Re: 40M Net Chekins

N1OIE
 

Me and buddy trying to check in from SW OK last night and nothing heard. Also could not hear anything on Sunday sprint.  It's pretty rough from out QTHs.  I'm new to group and Paul would like to go Iike to join, but right now we're both dumb and deaf.  Will keep trying however. There's always next week.  73.  J


On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 11:26 PM <w2sh@...> wrote:

During these summer and very early autumn Wednesdays my 40m and 80m QNIs have generally only been possible during the final minutes of each net.


This is so because you folks in the 4SQRP heartland need the additional 20 or so minutes of darkness for my five Watts to be heard.  Remember that I have about 70 minutes more evening darkness than you guys.


Of course it works oppositely in the mornings, and way back when there were those Thursday morning 40m nets, I had to be the early bird in order to QNI.


Tonight I was pleased to hear Terry's initial call-up at a solid 559.  I dropped my call sign and to my surprise, he acknowledged it.  Then the house phone rang and my wife brought the portable phone to the basement man cave & shack, chatted with the caller for a minute before passing the phone to me to tell him I'd call back in five minutes.  Meanwhile Terry had given me his stuff, all of which I missed, and so he called again to see if I was still alive.  I gave him my stuff and turned it back to him to hear his close-down dit-dit, to which I responded likewise.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


P.S.  Terry what was my RST?  Thanks!



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 23:20
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Cc: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.
>
> I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com



--
Jeff N0̷MII




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH

Re: Two dual section variable capacitors wanted

Steve Ratzlaff
 

I've used both the polyvaricons and the regular mechanical variable caps from this non-eBay seller. The mechanical caps are from Oren Elliott company in USA. The dual 335 pF polyvaricons are unique to this seller; he had them custom-made and now sells them exclusively.

https://www.mikeselectronicparts.com/product-category/electronic-components/variable-capacitors/

73,

Steve AA7U

On 9/12/2019 7:00 AM, Karl via Groups.Io wrote:
Prefer two identical 365 pf, dual section variable caps for antenna tuner project. Prefer the two come from the same person or company! Plastic duals like in transistor radios OK.

https://www.hamradiosecrets.com/homebrew-antenna-tuner.html  This is the FRI-match project tuner.Thanks in advance

73
Karl
KI4ZUQ

Two dual section variable capacitors wanted

Karl
 

Prefer two identical 365 pf, dual section variable caps for antenna tuner project. Prefer the two come from the same person or company! Plastic duals like in transistor radios OK.

https://www.hamradiosecrets.com/homebrew-antenna-tuner.html  This is the FRI-match project tuner.Thanks in advance

73
Karl
KI4ZUQ

Re: 40M Net Chekins

w2sh@...
 

During these summer and very early autumn Wednesdays my 40m and 80m QNIs have generally only been possible during the final minutes of each net.


This is so because you folks in the 4SQRP heartland need the additional 20 or so minutes of darkness for my five Watts to be heard.  Remember that I have about 70 minutes more evening darkness than you guys.


Of course it works oppositely in the mornings, and way back when there were those Thursday morning 40m nets, I had to be the early bird in order to QNI.


Tonight I was pleased to hear Terry's initial call-up at a solid 559.  I dropped my call sign and to my surprise, he acknowledged it.  Then the house phone rang and my wife brought the portable phone to the basement man cave & shack, chatted with the caller for a minute before passing the phone to me to tell him I'd call back in five minutes.  Meanwhile Terry had given me his stuff, all of which I missed, and so he called again to see if I was still alive.  I gave him my stuff and turned it back to him to hear his close-down dit-dit, to which I responded likewise.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


P.S.  Terry what was my RST?  Thanks!



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 23:20
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Cc: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.
>
> I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com



--
Jeff N0̷MII




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH

Re: 40M Net Chekins

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Tonites net was difficult again. Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels. No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: 40M Net Chekins

Paul Goemans
 

And I was away from home and radio again. Next week I promise!

WA9PWP

Sent from Pauls iPhone

On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Tonites net was difficult again. Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels. No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



40M Net Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

TONIGHT'S DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

N0TGR DICK
N9PUZ TIM
N0MII JEFF
W0MFQ TOM
NK8O CHARLES
WG5F ED
K0VAB VIC (HEARD YOU CHECK IN BUT COULD NOT CONTACT YOU FOR COMMENTS)
AC0BQ JOHNNY

THANKS TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

73'S
BERT
N0YJ

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/11/2019 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

It should have been expected that the number of people who entered the September Second Sunday Sprint (SSSS?) would be down a bit.  We still had 8 participants, some of whom were definitely at the Big Brutus Bash (BBB).  I consider that a pretty good showing.

The winner for September was Carl WB0CFF, with 20 QSO points.  Carl will receive his certificate in the mail shortly.  For the year, Chas W2SH is still in the lead with 123 QSO points, but the combination of his being a no-show this month and Carl's FB showing suddenly puts Carl a single point behind Chas (122), definitely within striking range.  Nick WB5BKL is hanging in there with 87 total QSO points.  John K4BAI, Gary KF7WNS, and Johnny AC0BQ are the others with 49 or more QSO points for the year.  They all have a chance for the overall third place certificate.

With three months to go, nothing is totally certain, but it looks like Chas and Carl will come in first and second, in an order yet to be determined.  Third place is still up for grabs.  And, as usual, the last three monthly winners for 2019 could be any member with a license, a radio capable of operating QRP, an antenna, and some time the evening of the second Sunday of the month.

Thanks to all who participated and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator