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Second Sunday Sprint coming up

John Lonigro
 

This coming Sunday (April 10th) is the April Second Sunday Sprint (SSS). The operating rules haven't changed. The frequencies haven't changed. The time hasn't changed (7:00-9:00 pm CDT). However, the method of reporting your score HAS changed. No longer should you send me an email with your results. Instead, thanks to Diz (W8DIZ), you need to go to "qrpcontest.com" to log your scores. When you get there, select the 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. Once you do that, click on AUTOLOG reporting and go from there. The logging software does all the calculating and tabulating. If you have any questions that the Contest Rules link doesn't answer, please email me.

This is the first month of the new reporting method, but I've done extensive testing (slight exaggeration) and it all seems to work FB. The only change is the scores from November, 2015 through December, 2016 will be combined to determine the overall 2016 winner. Previously, it was November through September. After 2016, the contest year will coincide with the calendar year (January - December). From now on, the year's top score will be announced in January of the following year. As usual, please submit your scores promptly.

I will be busy with house guests and a family wedding this weekend and won't be checking my email very regularly. especially in the evenings.

Let's have a lot of participation this weekend, to wring out the new system.

72,

John, AA0VE

(Had a great time at Ozarkcon, as usual. Lots of good prizes, good food, and (last but not least) good companionship!)


That Strange Noise On 40 Meter CW

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

After 50 plus years of electronic keyers, I decided to join the bug operators
again. It arrived today ( VIZ vertical bug ) and is a thing of beauty - about
99 % polished brass.

I hooked it up to my WRL Globe Chief and had a nice QSO with W8TY in Lima Ohio
who was running a 5763 at 8 Watts ( and was very patient with my terrible
keying ).

This will certainly take some getting used to, after chasing DX at 45 WPM with
keyers, not having used a bug in 50 - 55 years.

How do you get used to having to manually make the dashes. I tried opening up
the spacing on the dots and dashes, but I still sound " like a beginner with
his first bug"!

I hooked it to a solid state code practice oscillator left over from my code
class teaching days. Had to because keying cathode keyed rigs like the AT-1
and DX-20 place some pretty potent Voltage on parts of the bug.

Any tips would be appreciated.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF


Re: OzarkCon

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Thanks Nick.

K5DCM

On 4/5/2016 6:49 PM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I forgot to mention during my talk – yes, I’ll be putting the presentation and schematics and so on, on the web as soon as I clean ‘em up a little.  I’ll post here after it’s done.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] OzarkCon
 
Nick,
    Is it possible to get your presentation and schematics ?

K5DCM

On 4/5/2016 6:17 PM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Getting back to normal after another excellent OzarkCon.  Thanks to all the organizers. Good to see a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones.
 
On the way up, Jim N5IB and I stopped at the Buffalo River in Pruitt, AR on HWY 7 and tried a little NOPTA action. I managed just one QSO on 40 meters while Jim did maybe 15 or so on 20.  But it was a great spot to stop and set up the little rigs on picnic tables next to the river.
 
I enjoyed the presentations. They inspired me to try a few things and try harder at a few others.
 
I always enjoy the in-hotel QSO party and managed three total this year.  I’m thinking next year maybe a tiny homebrew rig dedicated just to that purpose. How hard could it be?
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

-- 
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



-- 
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: OzarkCon

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I forgot to mention during my talk – yes, I’ll be putting the presentation and schematics and so on, on the web as soon as I clean ‘em up a little.  I’ll post here after it’s done.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 
 

Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] OzarkCon
 
Nick,
    Is it possible to get your presentation and schematics ?

K5DCM

On 4/5/2016 6:17 PM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Getting back to normal after another excellent OzarkCon.  Thanks to all the organizers. Good to see a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones.
 
On the way up, Jim N5IB and I stopped at the Buffalo River in Pruitt, AR on HWY 7 and tried a little NOPTA action. I managed just one QSO on 40 meters while Jim did maybe 15 or so on 20.  But it was a great spot to stop and set up the little rigs on picnic tables next to the river.
 
I enjoyed the presentations. They inspired me to try a few things and try harder at a few others.
 
I always enjoy the in-hotel QSO party and managed three total this year.  I’m thinking next year maybe a tiny homebrew rig dedicated just to that purpose. How hard could it be?
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



Re: OzarkCon

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Nick,
    Is it possible to get your presentation and schematics ?

K5DCM

On 4/5/2016 6:17 PM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Getting back to normal after another excellent OzarkCon.  Thanks to all the organizers. Good to see a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones.
 
On the way up, Jim N5IB and I stopped at the Buffalo River in Pruitt, AR on HWY 7 and tried a little NOPTA action. I managed just one QSO on 40 meters while Jim did maybe 15 or so on 20.  But it was a great spot to stop and set up the little rigs on picnic tables next to the river.
 
I enjoyed the presentations. They inspired me to try a few things and try harder at a few others.
 
I always enjoy the in-hotel QSO party and managed three total this year.  I’m thinking next year maybe a tiny homebrew rig dedicated just to that purpose. How hard could it be?
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

-- 
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

There is no Grief as great as denying the Truth until it is too late.

Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.



OzarkCon

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Getting back to normal after another excellent OzarkCon.  Thanks to all the organizers. Good to see a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones.
 
On the way up, Jim N5IB and I stopped at the Buffalo River in Pruitt, AR on HWY 7 and tried a little NOPTA action. I managed just one QSO on 40 meters while Jim did maybe 15 or so on 20.  But it was a great spot to stop and set up the little rigs on picnic tables next to the river.
 
I enjoyed the presentations. They inspired me to try a few things and try harder at a few others.
 
I always enjoy the in-hotel QSO party and managed three total this year.  I’m thinking next year maybe a tiny homebrew rig dedicated just to that purpose. How hard could it be?
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Introduction

WA0ITP
 

Welcome aboard Scott.   Looking forward to working you QRP to QRP.    Being a Cardinal fan, you'll have many friends in the Group.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/5/2016 10:58 AM, scott.dreher@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years, and have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a QRP transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet to make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change soon!


I look forward to meeting you all on the air in the near future.


Scott

 



FS

 

Hi Gang,
I have for sale an SST with a built in keyer and speed control and the 2 buttons to set up your call or beacon.
Painted RED,WHITE & BLUE.
I never did do the mod for the extra 6 KC
Just to busy now with fishing,guitars and writing songs
$100.00 shipped
Postal money order only
Thank you
BOB AF2D


Re: Introduction

Scott Dreher <scott.dreher@...>
 

I built the project from the March issue of QST. It is based on a Forty-9er kit, modified to use an Arduino based VFO, so I can tune over the entire 40m band. I added a touch sensitive iambic keyer circuit.

When I get a few minutes to play on the radio, I'll post on the QRP spots page mentioned earlier and see how it does.

Scott WZØW


On Tue, Apr 5, 2016, 12:35 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Welcome to our QRP GROUP Scott!
There is a lot of Hams here that love QRP, building and or operating.
If you want to try a sched check out QRP spots.
When you feel comfortable with cw, please join us on Wednesday night for the Nets.
72
Again thanks for joining up with us.
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, scott.dreher@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years, and have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a QRP transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet to make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change soon!


I look forward to meeting you all on the air in the near future.


Scott

 



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Introduction

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Welcome to our QRP GROUP Scott!
There is a lot of Hams here that love QRP, building and or operating.
If you want to try a sched check out QRP spots.
When you feel comfortable with cw, please join us on Wednesday night for the Nets.
72
Again thanks for joining up with us.
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, scott.dreher@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years, and have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a QRP transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet to make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change soon!


I look forward to meeting you all on the air in the near future.


Scott

 



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Introduction

Tim N9PUZ
 

On 4/5/2016 10:58 AM, scott.dreher@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the
group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years, and
have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a QRP
transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet to
make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change soon!
Welcome Scott!

What rig did you build? Is it rock bound on a single frequency?

Good to have you with us.

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Introduction

Paul Smith
 

You might scare up a QSO by spotting on QRP SPOTS or post here. Speed does not matter to most of us. Ill listen for you.
de Paul N0NBD

________________________________

To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 08:58:50 -0700
Subject: [4sqrp] Introduction



Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the
group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years,
and have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a
QRP transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet
to make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change
soon!


I look forward to meeting you all on the air in the near future.


Scott




Introduction

scott.dreher@...
 

Hi everyone...I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the group. I'm Scott, WZØW. I've been a ham for a little over two years, and have been learning CW since last fall. I just completed building a QRP transceiver for CW on 40m, and the QRP bug has bitten. I have yet to make a QSO on the hombrewed rig, but hopefully that will change soon!


I look forward to meeting you all on the air in the near future.


Scott

 


RMRc Tues-2200z or 4 pm MT

Dale Putnam
 

Tues afternoon, on a bright and beautiful day, the RMRc cw practice net will be called, on 14.0625 then move to 7.0625, all are welcome, check in at your comfy speed. 




Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy


FOX: FOXTRAVAGANZA!

Dale Putnam
 


 


Announcing:
FOXTRAVAGANZA!

The Winter 2015-2016 FOXTRAVAGANZA will take place on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.  All 40 and 80 Meter Foxes, Alternates, and the QRP Foxhunt Committee can call CQ FOX on either 40 or 80 Meters.  How many can you work?  There will be no official scoring, just feel free to brag (or complain) on the QFOX List or Facebook!




2016 OZARKCON

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Afternoon All:
I hope everyone that was able to attend had as much fun as I did! 

Thanks to everyone that attended for making another great Ozarkcon possible!

A very special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers for all of the countless hours you spent pulling this together, no matter what part you play in the Group, you are greatly appreciated and  do a wonderful job
of making it all come together!

72 
Johnny Matlock AC0BQ



Re: Home from Ozarkcon

cornhusker
 

I got home,about 4:30.  Thanks to EVERYONE involved in making OzarkCon a success!  See you next year.  I'll be at Claremore next weekend,  speaking on Friday evening.  Those who will be there, be sure to say hi!

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 8:46 AM, ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

We rolled up the driveway about 5:30 last night.  Ozarkcon was simply great, and over far too soon.  I'd like to thank all of the presenters, organizers, and volunteers who made this possible.  


73 Dave Cripe NM0S


Re: Digest Number 1351

Paul Smith
 

Joe,
It was great to see u at Ozarkcon. Please post when your radio club meets at the park. I will zoom down and join in the park play time. Heck Ill even stop at St Paul and get Tom on the way.
de Paul N0NBD



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Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Digest Number 1351



Hello gang,

Thanks to all who have labored to put on a wonderful conference. As
you all know, OzarkCon holds a very special meaning to me. The
friends, the technologies shared, and just having fun makes ham radio a
priceless hobby. I hope you all had as good a time as I did and most
of all a safe return. May God bless you all for making my life richer
through a hobby we all hold so dear. 72 and see you all next year.
Joe W0MQY


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Re: We made it home also by "Johnny Matlock" ac0bq

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Good evening all:
Pam and I are getting close, took a little detour thru OKC play with a new
granddaughter for a few hours!!
We're about an hour from Home sweet HOME!!
Wish all safe travels.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <
4sqrp@...> wrote:



Toodles and I have been home a couple hours and unpacked. Toodles has
another conference this week. I have to finish emptying the camper out as
we go pick up the new one next Saturday..
Ozarkcon was a blast. Thanks to all the 4 Staters that helped put it on. A
BIG thanks goes out to the presenters that step up and say YES I will
present. Thank you. I have notes started for Ozarkcon 2017 so we will try
our best to make it a good one. FUN FUN>
Thanks again and see U at Brutus.
de Paul N0NBD

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72
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Re: Digest Number 1351

joe Porter
 

Hello gang, 

Thanks to all who have labored to put on a wonderful conference.  As you all know, OzarkCon holds a very special meaning to me.  The friends, the technologies shared, and just having fun makes ham radio a priceless hobby.  I hope you all had as good a time as I did and most of all a safe return.  May God bless you all for making my life richer through a hobby we all hold so dear. 72 and see you all next year.
Joe   W0MQY   

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Re: We made it home also by "Johnny Matlock" ac0bq

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Sun Apr 3, 2016 9:23 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Johnny Matlock" ac0bq
Good evening all:
Pam and I are getting close, took a little detour thru OKC play with a new
granddaughter for a few hours!!
We're about an hour from Home sweet HOME!!
Wish all safe travels.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <
4sqrp@...> wrote:

>
>
> Toodles and I have been home a couple hours and unpacked. Toodles has
> another conference this week. I have to finish emptying the camper out as
> we go pick up the new one next Saturday..
> Ozarkcon was a blast. Thanks to all the 4 Staters that helped put it on. A
> BIG thanks goes out to the presenters that step up and say YES I will
> present. Thank you. I have notes started for Ozarkcon 2017 so we will try
> our best to make it a good one. FUN FUN>
> Thanks again and see U at Brutus.
> de Paul N0NBD
>
>

--
QRP....." More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ ..
4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 1-2, 2016
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php


Home from Ozarkcon

ai9e_qrp@...
 

We rolled up the driveway about 5:30 last night.  Ozarkcon was simply great, and over far too soon.  I'd like to thank all of the presenters, organizers, and volunteers who made this possible.  


73 Dave Cripe NM0S