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Granddaddy of the Ozark Partol

david cripe <ai9e_qrp@...>
 


 I spotted the little treasure on eBay this morning.  I have to say I've never seen one before, or even knew it existed.  But it sure looks like a steampunk ancestor of our Ozark Patrol radio.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Just downloaded HAMLOG for my iphone 6

Mike Heitmann
 

HAMLOG is a great app, I use it on an iPad or iPhone for portable operations. When I get home I export the adif log and import that into my main logging program. It works great. 

If your rig is an Elecraft, or Yaesu, ICOM or Kenwood you can add a device called "the Piglet" that will add rig control.

It's available forAndroid devices too. 
Mike, N0SO


On Jul 20, 2016, at 3:37 PM, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hey you-all.....,
 
Read about and then downloaded HAMLOG (73), an app for the iphone. Typed in a couple of logs and the program looks pretty good.
I noticed that it has a feature for downloading in ADIF format too; that may be handy upon return from my Panama City Beach trip;
hopefully I’ll be able to use that to insert the contacts into my LOTW (arrl logbook) and my computer-based N3FJP main log.
 
A plus of the HAMLOG for the iphone is that is has further features. A few that caught my eye so far/got my attention:
UTC lookup, both local and utc time,
callsign lookup,
grid locator calculator, --------------handy since I usually forget my EM28IX........altitude is also included.....
solar data, and a few others such as MUF..........says today is 14.56,
contest calendar lookup,
4states qrp spots,
 
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 



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Wed. night 40M PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KC0IFQ  Dennis,  Augusta, KS.
NCS was late starting net, Win 10 decided to upgrade.
Sorry folks,  c/u next week.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS.   NCS


Re: Wed. night 40M PSK

Richard Dickerson
 

CU then!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 20, 2016, at 21:56, Dick Hammond n0tgr2@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

WQ5RP  40M PSK  wil  not be on tonight  as  my  computer 

is down.  Will  convene  next  week.

N0TGR   Dick,  NCS


Wed. night 40M PSK

Dick Hammond
 

WQ5RP  40M PSK  wil  not be on tonight  as  my  computer 

is down.  Will  convene  next  week.

N0TGR   Dick,  NCS


Just downloaded HAMLOG for my iphone 6

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hey you-all.....,
 
Read about and then downloaded HAMLOG (73), an app for the iphone. Typed in a couple of logs and the program looks pretty good.
I noticed that it has a feature for downloading in ADIF format too; that may be handy upon return from my Panama City Beach trip;
hopefully I’ll be able to use that to insert the contacts into my LOTW (arrl logbook) and my computer-based N3FJP main log.
 
A plus of the HAMLOG for the iphone is that is has further features. A few that caught my eye so far/got my attention:
UTC lookup, both local and utc time,
callsign lookup,
grid locator calculator, --------------handy since I usually forget my EM28IX........altitude is also included.....
solar data, and a few others such as MUF..........says today is 14.56,
contest calendar lookup,
4states qrp spots,
 
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 



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Tonight's 40 net

Wayne Dillon
 

Sorry folks but I am unavailable for NCS duties this evening.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

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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

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4QRP email blog #4

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Special Event Station WW1USA

Special Event Station WW1USA of the National World War I Museum and Memorial will be on the air at Kansas City, Missouri to commemorate this historic event.  The Santa Fe Trails Amateur Radio Club of Olathe, Kansas will sponsor this special operating event at the museum, 15:00 UTC on July 23rd through 22:00 UTC on July 24th.  All Amateur Radio Operators from around the world are invited to participate in this Special Event by contacting WW1USA on the radio.  If you’re in Kansas City during the Special Event, all Amateur Radio operators who present an operator license will receive $5/each admission to the Museum for themselves and up to three guests. (No other discounts apply.)

Stations making contact with WW1USA during the Special Event can request a Contact Certificate through the <ww1usa.org> website through August 1, 2016.  A QSL Card can be obtained via mail by sending SASE or by providing other return postage.  You can also obtain an Electronic QSL Card via eQSL.

For more details, please visit <http://ww1usa.org>

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Convert power levels between Watts, dBW and dBm
via DXZone

Online calculator that allows to enter one value either in dBW, dBm or W and it will calculate the two other values.


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Sadly, one of the really niche and quality QRP manufacturers did not fund on their bid on Kickstarter. These are some really fine QRP'ers.


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Analog radio dials are simple and fast for a "close" frequency readout. If you are meeting another station or working DX, wouldn't it be nice to know 'where you are'?

Consider the 4 State kit:

FREQ-Mite
The original Dave Benson K1SWL FREQ-Mite



The Freq-Mite provides audio frequency annunciation, and is intended to be installed as a frequency counter inside a rig. Thus providing an inexpensive alternative to an LCD display for small rigs. While a builder may balk at dedicating a costly frequency counter in an inexpensive or homebrew rig, this Morse counter alternative will be the perfect addition. It is inexpensive, small, and easily installed - a panel cutout is not required. The kit is complete - excluding an enclosure which is not included due to the intended application.

72/73

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Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Walter - K5EST
 

With all the problems with Win 10, working old time CW is still wonderful!!!!

The college just changed us over to Win 16, so now I wonder what fun that it is going to present!

73....Walter - K5EST


Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Donald Sanders
 

Well I may like Windoz 10 but when Microsoft upgraded my 8.1 to 10 they removed the ability to reset the password.
Windoz 10 requires you to make a reset disc, but does not tell you this.
Somehow a Trojan  got in past the checkers and reset my password. Now 10 wont let me in. I'm checking for a means to reset the computer. 
Service says that for $59 they will send me the program, but I need a separate computer and jump drive.
Also when it resets, it wipes everything on the hard drive and resets the computer.
Resets it to what? 8.1 or 10. Who knows. They would not say.

So if you have windoz 10, make sure you make the backup of data often and make all the reset discs.
Another great product from Microsoft-NOT!!!

Dr. Don HC4/W4BWS

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Don Wilhelm donwilh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
As a "not a casual user" but not an IT professional, I have not found
any problem with Windows 10.
I have 7 of the 8 computers running on my home peer to peer network with
Win 10 loaded - one is the ham shack dedicated computer.  The only one I
have not upgraded is the one I use at the workbench which is running
Windows 7.

I will upgrade the workbench computer in the next few day and can give
you a better report after that happens.  If I have problems, I will roll
it back to Win7.

So far, all the applications that I had used under WinXP and Win7 are
working fine under Win10, and that includes several ham applications.
Note that I no longer use ham applications that were written back in the
'dark days' of DOS and Win3.1, and IMHO if you are still using those
applications, you need to keep a computer dedicated to those applications.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 7/19/2016 9:47 AM, W4KGH ken@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
> Hello, Phil,
>
> As an IT professional, I have stayed far away from Windows 10 after
> testing it on a brand new Dell netbook. I went as far as to buy an
> older Toshiba netbook running Windows XP, though I do endorse Windows
> 7 for general use.
>
> I see no reason why we should have to continually struggle with
> getting things to work just because Micro$oft decides they have to
> continually fix things that aren't broken, breaking things that are
> working in the process.
>
> If you can somehow roll back to Win7, I recommend that. I can help you
> do that legally.
>



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Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Don Wilhelm
 

As a "not a casual user" but not an IT professional, I have not found any problem with Windows 10.
I have 7 of the 8 computers running on my home peer to peer network with Win 10 loaded - one is the ham shack dedicated computer. The only one I have not upgraded is the one I use at the workbench which is running Windows 7.

I will upgrade the workbench computer in the next few day and can give you a better report after that happens. If I have problems, I will roll it back to Win7.

So far, all the applications that I had used under WinXP and Win7 are working fine under Win10, and that includes several ham applications. Note that I no longer use ham applications that were written back in the 'dark days' of DOS and Win3.1, and IMHO if you are still using those applications, you need to keep a computer dedicated to those applications.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 7/19/2016 9:47 AM, W4KGH ken@w4kgh.net [4sqrp] wrote:

Hello, Phil,

As an IT professional, I have stayed far away from Windows 10 after testing it on a brand new Dell netbook. I went as far as to buy an older Toshiba netbook running Windows XP, though I do endorse Windows 7 for general use.

I see no reason why we should have to continually struggle with getting things to work just because Micro$oft decides they have to continually fix things that aren't broken, breaking things that are working in the process.

If you can somehow roll back to Win7, I recommend that. I can help you do that legally.


Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Cecil Bayona <cecil.bayona@...>
 

I have quite a few computers at home, all of them are running Windows 10, and things have been pretty smooth until recently. One thing I did before I converted any PC to Windows 10 was to take an image of the system with Windows 7 Ultimate, that way I can revert back an any time and not have to deal with Microsoft 30 day limit.

Recently I been working with FPGAs to implement custom CPUs, but in order to test the CPUs I need software capable of running on the one of a kind CPU, so I been using Forth which is easy to modify for a new CPU. Recently I converted my last CPU to Windows 10 and immediately started running into problems, the software sort of looks like it's running but it is not running right. I have wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why it's not running right but found nothing so far so maybe it's time to revert one of the PCs back to Windows 7 where it all runs fine. Currently I'm running a Windows 7 Virtual PC using VMware and that works but I'm not 100% happy with that solution.

There is not much time left to get free updates, but I always recommended to people to create an image of the PC before doing the upgrade, I use Macrium Reflect, it free and works well. Even if you are not upgrading to Windows 10 it's a good idea to keep an image of your system in case something goes terribly wrong, in that case a restore from your image will set your system back to the way it was when you  made the image. I update my images when I make major changes to the PC but still keep the original just in case, Large Hard drives are cheap these days. I use a plain 3 TB drive and an Orico External USB Dock which I bought on sale for $15 to make an image of all my PCs.

< http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx   >
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0FR8421  >

On 7/19/2016 8:47 AM, W4KGH ken@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hello, Phil,

As an IT professional, I have stayed far away from Windows 10 after testing it on a brand new Dell netbook. I went as far as to buy an older Toshiba netbook running Windows XP, though I do endorse Windows 7 for general use.

I see no reason why we should have to continually struggle with getting things to work just because Micro$oft decides they have to continually fix things that aren't broken, breaking things that are working in the process.

If you can somehow roll back to Win7, I recommend that. I can help you do that legally.

73 de Ken W4KGH

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Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Dennis Gaskill
 

The wsjt.exe file is hiding in the  'bin'  folder
When you run the install, right click and select "Run as Admin"............
Win 7 and on are rather persnickety about 
where you put stuff.

I hope this helps

Dennis KC0IFQ


Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Ken Harthun
 

Hello, Phil,

As an IT professional, I have stayed far away from Windows 10 after testing it on a brand new Dell netbook. I went as far as to buy an older Toshiba netbook running Windows XP, though I do endorse Windows 7 for general use.

I see no reason why we should have to continually struggle with getting things to work just because Micro$oft decides they have to continually fix things that aren't broken, breaking things that are working in the process.

If you can somehow roll back to Win7, I recommend that. I can help you do that legally.

73 de Ken W4KGH

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr

Curt
 

Sometimes the best rig is what you already have and know how to use.  A home constructed rig of k2 complexity presents some challenge.  I remember a few building issues that Gary, Don and others talked me through. Last summer I had a mishap with a clumsey transverter set up that fried a few ICs. These were fixed but still rig would not qro.  Went back to step one of alignment and found swr bridge was not working.  That was it, a loose connection from battle damage during repair.  

I have enjoyed many other rigs that folk have brought to field day.  Still the K2 is a great ride on the airwaves.  

Don't know what to say about your ancient Tek scope as I have one too.  Its a curiousity indeed, and functional.  Useful for homebrewing.

Enjoy your journey. 

73 Curt


Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Errrrrrrrrrr no; you can have A or D............and –yes- D is for Dunce!   
Will really, A for analog or D for digital............how the signals are applied to the outgoing message, etc.
 
Nice to hear from you Terry and Bob. Hope all is well. Pat and I are off to Panama City Beach (a shore town near Panama City but closer to the water). I UPS’d my go bag this morning; it includes my K1-4, bencher paddle, and a small power supply plus 20-meter dipole. I’ll tape the dipole to the porch window on the 7th floor deck . If I have any luck, I’ll post some spots on 4sqrp and see if I can work back this way.
 
72, Unc W0XI
 

Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?
 
 

Hey Unc,  Does the B in JT65B stand for "bounce"  :o)

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 7/18/2016 3:18 PM, bobzolecki@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hey Uncle Phil...Thought I read somewhere that JT65B is used for moon bounce...unless its only used for moon bounce on 2M....Anyway don't know about ur problem..gl 73 de Bob KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] mailto:4sqrp@...
To: Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp] mailto:4sqrp@...
Cc: phil anderson mailto:w0xiphil@...
Sent: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 3:09 pm
Subject: [4sqrp] can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

 
Hello 4SQRPers. Just wondering if anyone else has/had that problem with this weak signal mode and/or is on JT65A on HF now?
 
The WSJT instructions say to download the program into a non-standard location c: \wsjt\wsjt-10.0. The program did download a bunch of files into that location......but an .exe file seems to be missing? Any clues?
 
I’m wanting to run WSJT JT65A on my K3 with vertical antenna to see how it does on 20-meters. The same program, supposedly can be used to run on 70 cm for moon-bounce, which is my end objective.............but figured I’d get experience on HF with this mode first..........since I have the equipment for that now.
 
No love so far.....HM?
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 
 



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Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

WA0ITP
 

Hey Unc,  Does the B in JT65B stand for "bounce"  :o)
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 7/18/2016 3:18 PM, bobzolecki@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Hey Uncle Phil...Thought I read somewhere that JT65B is used for moon bounce...unless its only used for moon bounce on 2M....Anyway don't know about ur problem..gl 73 de Bob KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
To: Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Cc: phil anderson
Sent: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 3:09 pm
Subject: [4sqrp] can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

 
Hello 4SQRPers. Just wondering if anyone else has/had that problem with this weak signal mode and/or is on JT65A on HF now?
 
The WSJT instructions say to download the program into a non-standard location c: \wsjt\wsjt-10.0. The program did download a bunch of files into that location......but an .exe file seems to be missing? Any clues?
 
I’m wanting to run WSJT JT65A on my K3 with vertical antenna to see how it does on 20-meters. The same program, supposedly can be used to run on 70 cm for moon-bounce, which is my end objective.............but figured I’d get experience on HF with this mode first..........since I have the equipment for that now.
 
No love so far.....HM?
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 
 



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Re: can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Bob Zolecki
 

Hey Uncle Phil...Thought I read somewhere that JT65B is used for moon bounce...unless its only used for moon bounce on 2M....Anyway don't know about ur problem..gl 73 de Bob KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
To: Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Cc: phil anderson
Sent: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 3:09 pm
Subject: [4sqrp] can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

 
Hello 4SQRPers. Just wondering if anyone else has/had that problem with this weak signal mode and/or is on JT65A on HF now?
 
The WSJT instructions say to download the program into a non-standard location c: \wsjt\wsjt-10.0. The program did download a bunch of files into that location......but an .exe file seems to be missing? Any clues?
 
I’m wanting to run WSJT JT65A on my K3 with vertical antenna to see how it does on 20-meters. The same program, supposedly can be used to run on 70 cm for moon-bounce, which is my end objective.............but figured I’d get experience on HF with this mode first..........since I have the equipment for that now.
 
No love so far.....HM?
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 
 



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can't seem to load jt65a on my windows 10 computer?

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hello 4SQRPers. Just wondering if anyone else has/had that problem with this weak signal mode and/or is on JT65A on HF now?
 
The WSJT instructions say to download the program into a non-standard location c: \wsjt\wsjt-10.0. The program did download a bunch of files into that location......but an .exe file seems to be missing? Any clues?
 
I’m wanting to run WSJT JT65A on my K3 with vertical antenna to see how it does on 20-meters. The same program, supposedly can be used to run on 70 cm for moon-bounce, which is my end objective.............but figured I’d get experience on HF with this mode first..........since I have the equipment for that now.
 
No love so far.....HM?
 
Uncle Phil / w0xi
 
 
 



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4QRP email blog #3

Walter - K5EST
 

4QRP
The original email blog of the 4SQRP Group -- copyright July 2016 - July#3
Walter - K5EST - Editor

An opportunity to encourage "QRP" with the model Rocketry world



The National Association of Rocketry's Annual Meet, NARAM-58, which is being held in Walnut Grove, MO (near Springfield) from this coming Saturday, 23 July, through the following Friday, 29 July.  Over 100 of the best model rocketeers from around the country, and some from overseas as well, are traveling to the Springfield area to compete for the honors of having the best rocket in several categories involving longest flight time, closest parachute landing to a target and highest flight.  If you are at all into model rockets, this is the place for you.  While the competition only uses model rocket engines size A through G, there will be a sport launch range open to launch rockets with motors up to M impulse with a maximum altitude of 12,000 feet!  It is going to be a spectacular!  This is also the first time this competition has ever been held in Missouri, and we want to show them as much support as possible so they might bring it back sometime in the future.

This is also the first time this competition has ever been held in Missouri.Each day, the launch field will be open from 0800-1700, and will operate all day.  See more information at 
http://www.naram58.org/                            http://www.nar.org/

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If you transmitter hunt, please consider our 4 State Group

4S-1W Fox Hunt Attenuator




It is a simple 1 watt RF attenuator which is very useful for VHF Fox(transmitter) Hunting. When the hunter is close to the transmitter beacon, the signal overloads the receiver (usually a hand held) and an attenuator must be used to regain sensitivity for the final "pounce". This kit provides that attenuator. Most of the assembly revolves around assembling the PCB enclosure, and an experienced builder will have the whole kit assembled in about 30 minutes. Not familiar with VHF transmitter hunting? Its great fun, for more info here is a good source for Fox Hunting articles


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Wednesday night and Thursday morning nets, info

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