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Tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

GE all,
Hopefully the storms will stay clear for at lease until after net time, C U all at 19:30 CDT.
Wayne - NQ0RP

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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


First kit ideas wanted

Paul Hoegstrom
 

To all - 


This is my first foray on here, and as well, I'm only recently re-active in radio.


I have my venerable HW8 station set up, but it's in need of work beyond my tools and expertise. So until I get the funds saved for a KX3 (which I have a savings account for) I realize I'm going to have to build my own as I can get the $$$. I may have equipment for numerous bands, but that's what I'm going to have to deal with. I can do basic (and decent) assembly and soldering so I'm okay there. I'm looking for CW, I have a keyer and also a kit for a little micro-keyer (name eludes me at the moment). I have a random wire antenna and counterpoise with an MFJ tuner/meter.  


Mine is not a vague "what kit should I buy“ but a question of what individuals might suggest as a starting point as their personal thought. I have scoured the net and have so many options my brain hurts. (I did order a Tuna Tun II from QRPme that I will will build while a friend builds a hammered copper chassis.) I'm curious what others think. Then I can compare what I have seen with what others think, and if I see some overlap or consistencies? Then I have a starting point. 


Again, not asking "What should I buy, but what would you suggest as a starter.


Thanks for your time.

Paul (N1HOB)


Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WQ5RP/WAØITP and this is a Four State members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


WEd NIte Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday
night beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Note the new freq for the PSK net.

All interested amateurs are invited to check in,
QRP,  members, non-members, first timers, etc.
Check in at your speed and the NCS will attempt to match it.
These are comfortable nets, no strict protocol, an average
cw speed of 15 - 18 wpm, and will match your speed if slower.
First time checkins are welcome.

The exchange can be anything you wish, RST, temp, rig, ant, member#, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged, we call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, NQØRP NCS
8:30  " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS
9:00 " " ... 40M PSK Net on  7070.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector

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


Re: Wed. night PSK net move.

Dick Hammond
 

I'm home and hopefully we can get through the storms tonight.

Dick,  n0tgr

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 8:09 AM, Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hopefully the storms will abate long enough for us to have a few check ins.
It's been pretty slim pickings on 80 as of late.
See you all there at 9:00pm

Dennis KC0IFQ 



Re: Wed. night PSK net move.

Dennis Gaskill
 

Hopefully the storms will abate long enough for us to have a few check ins.
It's been pretty slim pickings on 80 as of late.
See you all there at 9:00pm

Dennis KC0IFQ 


New 4SQRP Kit - Antenuator

Walter - K5EST
 

The very small 20 dB Antenuator Kit is now available and
ready to work in your shack as a valuable addition to the
workbench OR if you transmitter hunt, its perfect to find 
that rabbit transmitter.

The kit was on the Group's kit sales table at OzarkCon 2016
so you will recognize it again by visiting:


If there are VHF / UHF transmitter hunts in your area,
please let that group know of the kit availability.

Thank you for supporting the kits offered by 4SQRP,
the sales proceeds help fund OzarkCon

73....
Walter - K5EST - Kit Manager 4SQRP


RMRc postponed..

Dale Putnam
 

Lightning in the area .. overhead... in a very slow moving storm.. dry lightning.. 

so.. will adhere to the better part of valor,  thanks for your patience.

See you Thurs.



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


Re: Wed. night PSK net move.

Richard Dickerson
 

Cu there

Sent from my iPad

On May 23, 2016, at 20:00, Dick Hammond n0tgr2@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

This is NOTICE that the wed. night PSK net will move to 40M....7070.5

starting Wed. MAY 25th at 9:00PM. Hope to have better activity for the

rest of summer months.

Dick, N0TGR,    NCS




Wed. night PSK net move.

Dick Hammond
 

This is NOTICE that the wed. night PSK net will move to 40M....7070.5

starting Wed. MAY 25th at 9:00PM. Hope to have better activity for the

rest of summer months.

Dick, N0TGR,    NCS




Re: ZZ40RX BACK IN STOCK!

John Ritter
 

Thanks for the notice. I'm new to the group but already built a 4s-tuner and really enjoyed that. It does a great job!

Looking forward to building the zzrx40!

John-n5rng



John

On May 21, 2016, at 8:52 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Gm all:

I just wanted to post a note to let you know that we have the ZZRX40 receivers back in stock.
We had a part issue (the case was made fabricated in a mirror image) oops!

The new cases are in and ready to go!
Super easy fun build, ready to use before the soldering iron cools off!

Here is the hyper link to the web 


These are great little receiver kits for group builds, and discounts are offered for 5 or more, with combined shipping.
If your reading this from FDIM, have fun, and be safe heading back home.

72
Johnny AC0BQ





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




ZZ40RX BACK IN STOCK!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm all:
I just wanted to post a note to let you know that we have the ZZRX40 receivers back in stock.
We had a part issue (the case was made fabricated in a mirror image) oops!

The new cases are in and ready to go!
Super easy fun build, ready to use before the soldering iron cools off!

Here is the hyper link to the web 


These are great little receiver kits for group builds, and discounts are offered for 5 or more, with combined shipping.
If your reading this from FDIM, have fun, and be safe heading back home.

72
Johnny AC0BQ





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




Re: Home-brew magnetic loop

Charles W. Powell
 

Not a problem Jim.  I have sent this enough times that I just need to copy and paste.  This tunes and radiates well on 17 & 20 meters.  Tunes well and radiates fair on 30 meters.  Tunes well and radiates poorly on 40 meters.  9’ is a good length for 15-17, with some compromise on 20 meters, and 6’ is a good length for 10-12 meters, with a compromise on 15.  Coupling loop is 20% of the full sized loop.

Chas - NK8O


Dimensions and materials

12’ LMR-400 for the main loop
2.4’ of copper tubing
Capacitor salvaged from an old Denton tuner that no longer worked
Electrical box for the capacitor
Various SO-239 connectors
1/2” schedule 40 PVC


Station in a bag (18” long)

Antenna parts in the bag

Laid out, ready to assemble


The base, assembled.  I now use a shorter extension for better stability.


Laying out the main loop.


And connecting the capacitor. Shield only.  Inner connector is not used.

Ready to make QRM from Riverside Park, Scottsbluff NE

And the rest of my station - KX3/PX3,  Macbook Air, 4.6 Ah LiFePO4 battery 

Me with the loop

Capacitor detail.  Ideally, an butterfly or vacuum variable is superior.

Coupling loop mounting details.  This is “new and improved” over the one pictured above.



12 gauge wire was used, soldered to the tubing after crimping, and the whole assembly pulled in as tight as possible.

SO-239 then soldered into place on the center post, and held with a screw and nut on the “ground" side.

On May 20, 2016, at 6:00 PM, 'Jim Crooke' crooke@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Hi Chas,

 

I know it is quite a while after you sent this email, but if you still are willing to send me the pictures of your loop, I’d appreciate it.

School is out now and I am planning to play radio a bit.

 

73, Jim K0ESE

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] 
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:22 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Powell <doctorcwp@...>
Subject: [4sqrp] Home-brew magnetic loop

 

  

I just built my first magnetic loop antenna. So far, I am very impressed with the performance. The cost was less than 1/3 of the Chameleon and 1/4 that of the Alex loop. Except the capacitor box that I built at home with my electric drill, the framework was cut and assembled in my HOTEL room. If you are interested in great loop antenna that is easy to build, and costs < $100 if you have a tuning capacitor and < $150 if you have to purchase the capacitor, then send me an off-list e-mail NK8O at ARRL dot NET and I will send pictures with annotations on what I built. IT REQUIRES NO ADDITIONAL TUNER, and it is multiband. You can tweak it to your own needs.

72,

Chas NK8O


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Re: Home-brew magnetic loop

james crooke
 

Hi Chas,

 

I know it is quite a while after you sent this email, but if you still are willing to send me the pictures of your loop, I’d appreciate it.

School is out now and I am planning to play radio a bit.

 

73, Jim K0ESE

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:22 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Powell
Subject: [4sqrp] Home-brew magnetic loop

 

 

I just built my first magnetic loop antenna. So far, I am very impressed with the performance. The cost was less than 1/3 of the Chameleon and 1/4 that of the Alex loop. Except the capacitor box that I built at home with my electric drill, the framework was cut and assembled in my HOTEL room. If you are interested in great loop antenna that is easy to build, and costs < $100 if you have a tuning capacitor and < $150 if you have to purchase the capacitor, then send me an off-list e-mail NK8O at ARRL dot NET and I will send pictures with annotations on what I built. IT REQUIRES NO ADDITIONAL TUNER, and it is multiband. You can tweak it to your own needs.

72,

Chas NK8O


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Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Unofficial Hamvention Broadcasts
 
Hey guys......just started watching this...........it may or may no be suitable...........we’ll see....checking in a few times through the weekend....
 
Here is the address to put into your google broswer to get started:
 
 
uncle phil, w0xi

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Announcing the KX2 80-10 m, SSB/CW/Data transceiver

Charles W. Powell
 

From the Elecraft developers.  It’s official.

72,

Chas NK8O



Introducing the Elecraft KX2 transceiver -- the newest member of our compact KX Line. The KX2 has features very similar to the KX3, at about half the size and weight. It fits easily in a jacket pocket. It can even be used hand-held, with a built-in mic to facilitate HT-style operation. 

Despite its small size (1.5 x 2.8 x 5.8") and light weight (13 oz.), the KX2 can be configured as a complete HF station, with an internal 2.6 Ah Li-ion battery, wide-range ATU, and attached CW keyer paddle. This greatly reduces the amount of gear and cables needed for field outings. For home and mobile use, the KX2 works with our KXPA100 100 watt amplifier. 

The KX2 can transmit in SSB, CW, and data modes at up to 10 watts. This power level, combined with adjustable speech compression, yields a truly effective SSB radio that fits in the palm of your hand. 

True SDR (software-defined radio) technology, with 32-bit I.F. DSP., provides features you'd expect to find only in a desktop rig: stereo dual watch, noise blanking, noise reduction, auto-notch, 8-band RX/TX EQ, a digital voice recorder with two transmit messages, and PSK31/PSK63/RTTY text decode/display. You can even use a keyer paddle to transmit in these data modes -- no PC required. 

The KX2 covers 80-10 meters (9 bands), maximizing flexibility for field ops, SOTA, micro-DXpeditions, and ultralight hiking/backpacking. Two padded carrying case options are available (CS40 and CS60). 

For further details, please visit www.elecraft.com. 

73,
Wayne, N6KR
Eric, WA6HHQ



RMRc Cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The CW practice net will be called today at 2200z on 14.0625, immediately followed by and appearance on 7.0625. Y'all come. Tell me what you want for practice? A sent text? chat practice? simple fast checkin?discussion about what you are doing in your shack?

What? 

The bands are in decent shape, as proven by the reverse beacon network and by Qs .. 

See to this afternoon!




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


Wed.night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

WF2F  Richard, South Bend, IN.
KC0IFQ Dennis,  Augusta, KS 
80M no activity,will try 40M and
announce results next week before changing.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta,KS  NCS


Re: 40 m Nets tonight

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
I hope this is not Tuesday night??
I never heard a peep from anyone tonight. 
I have strong skcc activity on 7.121!
Bands must still be messed up! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 3:35 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Ge Wayne
I should be home in time to call it at 7:30.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Sorry folks but I will not be available this evening. Please get on and have some fun.
Blessings
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686



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




3 days to the WBB event is gone and 2 days remaining is half over...

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

Yesterday was a blur trying to get all my last minute chores done and everything packed and ready to travel. Worked all day without even stopping for lunch or dinner. Ate a few crackers while I was pushing and shoving stuff into boxes and suitcases. Went home around 11Pm, shoved some clothes into the cases, loaded the car and drove off a little after 1AM. Finally got to the FDIM hotel around 2 Oclock and now I'm right back into it trying to get ready to hand out some WBB kits tonight...

I just posted the PRELIMINARY Sorting and Assembling document here:  http://qrpme.com/docs/WBB%20Sort%20and%20Assemble.pdf

Check it out and be ready to sort and assemble tomorrow.

Less than 24 hours to the big WBB event!

Rex  W1REX

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