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Re: Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

davemrtn
 

Ed,

    Have you looked at the Yaesu FT-817 ?

    I have one and it is my favorite radio of all the ones I have or have owned previously.  You would have to pry it from my "cold dead hands".

NA1MH


On 7/14/2016 11:00, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Ed,
When you say multiple bands, 10 watts, low power consumption, I don't know anything in the economical range. The new Elecraft KX2 meets your first three requirements at $750 base, but well over $1000 with its extras. I had the same requirements for a base station QRP radio and ended up with a K2 at over $1000 when I had it set up like I wanted. No free lunch that I know of.
Darryl, KK5IB


-- 
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------
There is a difference between a 'Hacker' and a "Cyber Criminal",
Seek to understand the difference.


Re: Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

Darryl J Kelly
 

Ed,
When you say multiple bands, 10 watts, low power consumption, I don't know anything in the economical range. The new Elecraft KX2 meets your first three requirements at $750 base, but well over $1000 with its extras. I had the same requirements for a base station QRP radio and ended up with a K2 at over $1000 when I had it set up like I wanted. No free lunch that I know of.
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

Paul Bonham
 


I have been looking at the youkits hb-1b mk3.
It is a QRP 40,30,20,17,&15 meter transceiver.

Would not cover your 10 meter but at $299.00 usd might be worth lookingg at.




-------- Original message --------
From: "ad7gr@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: 7/14/16 9:09 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

 

Any suggestions for a dependable, economical (low cost), 10W, 40-10M portable transceiver for camping?   I tried taking my 100w rigs -pwr reduced to 10w- to the field but they are too power hungry.

Thanks,
Ed - ad7gr


Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

Ed - ad7gr
 

Any suggestions for a dependable, economical (low cost), 10W, 40-10M portable transceiver for camping?   I tried taking my 100w rigs -pwr reduced to 10w- to the field but they are too power hungry.

Thanks,
Ed - ad7gr


Re: Tonight's 40m net

K4EQ
 

Indeed, it was a great net tonight. This was only the 2nd time this year I've checked into the Wednesday evening net. I've either been out of town, forgot about it, or the band was so bad I couldn't hear anyone. Most signals tonight were very good, Thanks Wayne!


Wed. night PSK 40M checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

WF2F  Richard South Bend, IN. (storms.)
Tnx for checkin, QRM in area also.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS.  NCS


Re: Tonight's 40m net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good job Guys!
Nice Net!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Just goes to show, don't believe everything the prop predictions say!
Checkins were:
WA9PWP - Paul - WI
K4EQ - Dale - MO
N5AF - Sam - TX
KK5IB - Darryl - AR
WB4OMM - Streve - FL
W2SH - Chas - NJ
KK5IB and K4EQ welcome to the 40m net as administered from SE Kansas, a real pleasure to add you to the log.
Thanks one and all, a worthy effort from each and every one of you.
72/3 es God Bless de 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



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




Tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Just goes to show, don't believe everything the prop predictions say!
Checkins were:
WA9PWP - Paul - WI
K4EQ - Dale - MO
N5AF - Sam - TX
KK5IB - Darryl - AR
WB4OMM - Streve - FL
W2SH - Chas - NJ
KK5IB and K4EQ welcome to the 40m net as administered from SE Kansas, a real pleasure to add you to the log.
Thanks one and all, a worthy effort from each and every one of you.
72/3 es God Bless de 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


July SSS

John Lonigro
 

Well, I hope everyone had a chance to enter their score on the qrpcontest website. Here are the results:

1) Chas (W2SH) won the July contest with 6 points and solidified his 2015-2016 score as well. He has 47 points between November, 2015 and July, 2016 and is 9 points ahead of Terry, WA0ITP. Chas will receive his E-certificate shortly.

2) We had 4 new entries for July: Robert, KR9Z (#431), Barry, AB4QL (no member number yet), Dale, WN0WWY (#481), and Chas, NK8O (#843). Welcome to all. Yes, we now have two members named "Chas" (maybe more).

3) There were 8 people who entered the July SSS, counting Ron (AG1P) and myself (AA0VE), who listened but had no QSOs. While 8 entries is nothing spectacular, it is definitely an improvement over June's results. After seeing those results, I was ready to throw in the towel. Now at least there's hope...

4) For August, I'd still like everyone who even just listened to send in their score. Let's try to have more participation than 8 people next month.

The top three leaders for the year are Chas, W2SH (47 points), Terry, WA0ITP (36 points), and Gary, KF7WNS (34 points).

72 until next month,

John, AAOVE
Contest coordinator


Re: North American QSO Party

AA4GA <aa4ga@...>
 

Make sure y'all form a 4SQRP team or teams!!

73 de Lee, AA4GA


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Great !  I will be looking for y'all 

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:46 AM -0600, "AA4GA aa4ga@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello all!

The NAQP CW event is just around the corner.  NAQP is a great contest for QRPers, and several of us in the North Georgia QRP Club are going to put together a team (or teams) for the contest.

We would like to challenge any and all other local QRP clubs to do the same - that way we can have a club competition within the club competition.  

It's all for braggin' rights, and especially to show the QRO folks that there are plenty of us out here and we can have as much fun as they can!  ;-)

Go to http://ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf to read all the rules, get some teams together and join in the fun - and remember, it's really about the fun.  In NoGA, we're looking for any and all who want to participate, not just hot-shot contest types....let's face it, a QRP team isn't going to win - it's all about the fun!

Hope you'll join us!

73 de Lee
--
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Submit your QRP DXCC totals to www.qrpdx.com!




Re: North American QSO Party

Dale Putnam
 

Great !  I will be looking for y'all 

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:46 AM -0600, "AA4GA aa4ga@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello all!

The NAQP CW event is just around the corner.  NAQP is a great contest for QRPers, and several of us in the North Georgia QRP Club are going to put together a team (or teams) for the contest.

We would like to challenge any and all other local QRP clubs to do the same - that way we can have a club competition within the club competition.  

It's all for braggin' rights, and especially to show the QRO folks that there are plenty of us out here and we can have as much fun as they can!  ;-)

Go to http://ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf to read all the rules, get some teams together and join in the fun - and remember, it's really about the fun.  In NoGA, we're looking for any and all who want to participate, not just hot-shot contest types....let's face it, a QRP team isn't going to win - it's all about the fun!

Hope you'll join us!

73 de Lee
--
Lee Hiers, AA4GA

Submit your QRP DXCC totals to www.qrpdx.com!



North American QSO Party

AA4GA <aa4ga@...>
 

Hello all!

The NAQP CW event is just around the corner.  NAQP is a great contest for QRPers, and several of us in the North Georgia QRP Club are going to put together a team (or teams) for the contest.

We would like to challenge any and all other local QRP clubs to do the same - that way we can have a club competition within the club competition.  

It's all for braggin' rights, and especially to show the QRO folks that there are plenty of us out here and we can have as much fun as they can!  ;-)

Go to http://ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf to read all the rules, get some teams together and join in the fun - and remember, it's really about the fun.  In NoGA, we're looking for any and all who want to participate, not just hot-shot contest types....let's face it, a QRP team isn't going to win - it's all about the fun!

Hope you'll join us!

73 de Lee
--
Lee Hiers, AA4GA

Submit your QRP DXCC totals to www.qrpdx.com!



Re: 4QRP email blog #2

Walter - K5EST
 

Dave,
Glad u downloaded the app. Could be handy for HamOuts, hiking and running portable stations.
73.... Walter . K5EST

On Jul 12, 2016 10:07 AM, "David Martin" <davemrtn@...> wrote:

Walter,

    Thanks for the link to the FEMA app, I installed it on my c.Phone.

NA1MH


On 7/12/2016 08:51, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

4QRP
The original email blog of the 4SQRP Group -- copyright July 2016 - July#2
Walter - K5EST - Editor

Please send in your SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) scores!
see for info:

This coming weekend:

Check the calendar for hamfest in your area:



Contest calendar

🎌

FEMA Mobile App Empowering Users to Follow Weather Alerts Across the Country 🎌
The Ozark Patrol circuit is a two-band shortwave receiver, using only three NPN transistors in its circuit. It employs a reflexed regenerative detector to maximize gain from its simple design, followed by a two-transistor audio amp. It is capable of operating from a simple wire antenna. http://www.4sqrp.com/ozarkpatrol.php

Wednesday night and Thursday morning nets, info


72/73




--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------
There is a difference between a 'Hacker' and a "Cyber Criminal",
Seek to understand the difference.


Re: locating the moon for moonbounce.........

KD4OBQ
 


Re: 4QRP email blog #2

davemrtn
 

Walter,

    Thanks for the link to the FEMA app, I installed it on my c.Phone.

NA1MH


On 7/12/2016 08:51, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

4QRP
The original email blog of the 4SQRP Group -- copyright July 2016 - July#2
Walter - K5EST - Editor

Please send in your SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) scores!
see for info:

This coming weekend:

Check the calendar for hamfest in your area:



Contest calendar

🎌

FEMA Mobile App Empowering Users to Follow Weather Alerts Across the Country 🎌
The Ozark Patrol circuit is a two-band shortwave receiver, using only three NPN transistors in its circuit. It employs a reflexed regenerative detector to maximize gain from its simple design, followed by a two-transistor audio amp. It is capable of operating from a simple wire antenna. http://www.4sqrp.com/ozarkpatrol.php

Wednesday night and Thursday morning nets, info


72/73




-- 
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------
There is a difference between a 'Hacker' and a "Cyber Criminal",
Seek to understand the difference.


4QRP email blog #2

Walter - K5EST
 


4QRP
The original email blog of the 4SQRP Group -- copyright July 2016 - July#2
Walter - K5EST - Editor

Please send in your SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) scores!
see for info:

This coming weekend:

Check the calendar for hamfest in your area:



Contest calendar

🎌

FEMA Mobile App Empowering Users to Follow Weather Alerts Across the Country🎌
The Ozark Patrol circuit is a two-band shortwave receiver, using only three NPN transistors in its circuit. It employs a reflexed regenerative detector to maximize gain from its simple design, followed by a two-transistor audio amp. It is capable of operating from a simple wire antenna. http://www.4sqrp.com/ozarkpatrol.php

Wednesday night and Thursday morning nets, info


72/73




Re: Second Sunday Sprint

WA0ITP
 

GM Jim,

Sri its so tough up there.  I remember us trying to make a contact several years ago and not having much luck.  Hang in there and post here and on http://qrpspots.com/ when you're in the shack, maybe we can get lucky.

Give a shout when you're in Iowa again, maybe we can do lunch or coffee.

 72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 7/11/2016 1:29 PM, Jim Larsen jimlarsen2@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
Greetings from Alaska,

Situation normal up here above 61 degrees North.  As usual these days there was not one single signal on the 20 meter CW band yesterday.  As such my Q/hour count was very, very low.  I will keep trying but I think I will need to be running 100watts to even have a chance of a QSO. 

I wonder if it is legit to call CQ de AL7FS/QRO in the QRP band on hopes of a ragchew with a QRPer who can kick up his power?  One has to run the minimum power to maintain contact and for me that is now 100 watts or higher.  Although I have never had an amplifier hooked up in my shack for over 51 years, I am now thinking of doing just that.  (L-4B, 30L-1, and a couple more I have on hand but have never hooked up.)

This is going to be a really rough sunspot minimum for stations at high latitude.  Seriously...day after day there are no QRP signals and mostly no SKCC signals on the band.  On a good day, there are 1-3 SKCC type QSOs going on all s-3 or weaker.  My beacon of truth is W1AW.  If it is less than S5 or S6, there will be no QSOs for me during that time slot.

I usually whine for fun on the QRP lists but this time it is just information I am sharing.  I have accepted the conditions as they are as it seemed like I had little chance of fixing them myself.  :-)  I have had hams visit me up here and want to operate from my shack.  I especially remember KØEVZ, Doc, and his visit in August of 2002.  http://www.al7fs.us/K0EVZ.html He tuned up and down the band and heard nothing.  It was quite a surprise for him.  (On the oft chance I have the wrong visitor for this story, then it was one of the other visitors as listed on my website.  :-)   )

On a positive note, Alaska contacts will be even more popular or sought after in another five years. 

I guess that is about it for today.  Let's all keep making noise (CQ) on 20 meters and maybe we can hit a good day.

73, Jim

Jim Larsen, AL7FS
Anchorage Alaska 
1-907-223-3548
http://www.CSTAlaska.com/   Craniosacral Therapy
http://www.AL7FS.us/             QRP Website






On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
Don't forget!  This coming Sunday, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT, is the July
Second Sunday Sprint.  Go to QRPContest.com/4sqrp for complete rules.
That's also where you will enter your results. Please do that by Tuesday
evening, July 12th, at the latest.  I will take a look at the results
Wednesday and record them for my spreadsheet.  I will also send a
certificate to the person with the highest score this month.  It could
be YOU!!!! (but only if you participate).

Just for curiosity, if you participate for 15 minutes or more, please
enter your score, even if it is ZERO (0).  I'd like to get a feel for
how many people are trying each month, even if they are only listening.
I'll do this for 6 months (July - December) and decide whether I want to
continue running this contest or throw in the towel and let it fall by
the wayside (or let someone else pick it up).

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


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2nd Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget to enter your SSS scores (at qrpcontest.com). This is a busy week for me but I'm going to try to remember to check the scores Wednesday morning and determine who is the winner for July.

I listened for 15-20 minutes before discovering why I was hearing all of those lightning crashes - there was lightning and thunder in the neighborhood! How about that?

72,

John AA0VE


Re: locating the moon for moonbounce.........

AL7FS-Jim.Larsen
 

Moonbounce or EME can be a lot of fun.  Times have changed and there are many technical advantages these days with the new modes and such.  Now EME can be worked with lower power, smaller antennas and the advantages of computers.   Life was not always so easy.

I operated EME from Anchorage from 1978 to late 1981 and managed to earn WAS #36 on 2 meters.  Even then I ran sorta QRP at no more than about 600-650 watts output into a four element array of 21 foot F9FT antennas.  I later grew the antenna to 6 F9FT antennas on a 12x24 foot H-frame.  It was mounted on a 30 foot tower.

However, I only had an azimuth rotator and I used a boat winch at the top of the tower for elevation.  I had a plastic compass mounted up at the top with a string and a fishing weight.

Get this picture.  Two minute TX-RX sequences.  I had to update the antenna elevation on the moon at least one a half hour.  At first I used a straight key but soon had to buy a Grandmaster keyer.  Why?  When it was time to move the elevation I would start the keyer for the 2 minutes TX sequence.  Stand up, turn around and cross the two car garage.  Out the side door and around to the front of the house.  Traverse the length of the house and half way down the side of the other end of the house.  Climb 30 feet up the tower.  Adjust the elevation with the boat winch.  And reverse back to the shack all in less than two minutes. 

On top of that, I had to add two pre-amps in line on my Yaesu 2 meter transverter to get a low enough noise figure.  This was before the day of gas fets (they were just coming into use and were expensive and super easy to blow up).  Most QSOs were only a few dB out of the noise (252 dB+- path loss) and I always had to wait for Faraday rotation to allow the polarizations to match up.  I still remember one 2 and one half hour QSO with WA9DOT.  All we had to copy was callsign, signal report and confirmation.  Just one of each.  We only finished up when his antennas reached the horizon and he got ground gain.  Quick finish and done for his 50th state.

Was it fun?  Yes!  I remember my first EME contact in 1978 as being at least as exciting as my first Novice contact in 1965.  Sweaty arm pits, raised heart rate.  The whole nine yards.  It is really something to hear your own CW callsign off the moon or to send your own dits and hear them come back 2 1/2 seconds later.

I wish you all well in your EME adventures.  Another fun aspect of ham radio to explore.

73, Jim

Jim Larsen, AL7FS
Anchorage Alaska 
1-907-223-3548
http://www.CSTAlaska.com/   Craniosacral Therapy
http://www.AL7FS.us/             QRP Website






On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 2:56 PM, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Hey All,
 
I mentioned the moon-bounce article in QST for July titled NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.
 
I followed Dennis’s (W5RZ) pointer on downloading the LUNATIC app for the iphone. It downloaded quick and easy and is a no-charge app. I’m using the iphone 6s; but the app is generic for other iphones too.
Right now the moon is due West and 23 degrees above the horizon. (that was twenty minutes ago, ha.) The app is easy to use and quick.
 
We no longer need the night sky to locate where the moon is, hi.
 
73, Unc Phil, W0XI



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locating the moon for moonbounce.........

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hey All,
 
I mentioned the moon-bounce article in QST for July titled NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.
 
I followed Dennis’s (W5RZ) pointer on downloading the LUNATIC app for the iphone. It downloaded quick and easy and is a no-charge app. I’m using the iphone 6s; but the app is generic for other iphones too.
Right now the moon is due West and 23 degrees above the horizon. (that was twenty minutes ago, ha.) The app is easy to use and quick.
 
We no longer need the night sky to locate where the moon is, hi.
 
73, Unc Phil, W0XI



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