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Re: SSS Results

Paul Smith
 

Hello all,
 I am not much of a contester but the KX2 sure made it easy! I will look forward to next month! I have been working a few guys about every evening. Much fun..... Thanks and have a good one
de Paul N0NBD

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To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:57:18 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS Results



You can look at the month's and cumulative results yourself at any time
by going to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. However, for your convenience, here's
a quick summary:

9 people joined in on the fun, although a couple struck out - better
luck next month. While we can do better, 9 people is better than three
or four, which I believe we've had some previous months. If one more
person had participated, we'd be in double digits. Double digits should
be a goal for October. Remember, there is NO October 4x4 Sprint this
year. Participation in that sprint last year was so low that it wasn't
worth the effort of tabulating scores or providing certificates. This
October (next month), we will simply have another SSS.

The September winner of the coveted monthly certificate is Johnny
(AC0BQ) with 9 total QSO points, followed by Chas (W2SH) and Darryl
(KK5IB), each with 8 points.

As far as total score for the entire contest period is concerned
(November, 2015 to December, 2016) Chas (W2SH) still has the lead, but
Johnny (AC0BQ) and Gary (KF7WNS) aren't far behind (49 and 46 points,
respectively).

Paul (N0NBD) had a big uptick in his score, no doubt due to the new KX2
he recently purchased. Your rig must be working pretty well, Paul!

Johnny will be receiving his certificate shortly. Congratulations to him
and to all who participated. Until next month...

72,

John AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Re: Good Morning

AJ4AY <aj4ay@...>
 

Dale,

 

Please send the cool temps my way.  I am really looking forward to 60 DegF in the daytime and 40 DegF at night.  Perfect sleeping wx!!!

 

Jay

AJ4AY

Mobile, AL

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:56 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Good Morning

 

 

With 45F and 10mph breeze, and 98% with 300 ft visi... 

I'm almost considering.. that Fall is here... 

are you ready for it?  ...  

 

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


Re: SSS Results

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Hope I didn't let you down -- since you asked us to log in even if we scored zero... I did.I tuned around for > 30 minutes. Tried to work one guy but lost the fight with someone else.

But I was fried -- I was up early, had been to the Cards game, and by the time 7pm came around the beer was beginning to wear off :-) Next month I'll do better!

Jeff


On Sep 14, 2016, at 8:57 AM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

You can look at the month's and cumulative results yourself at any time 
by going to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. However, for your convenience, here's 
a quick summary:

9 people joined in on the fun, although a couple struck out - better 
luck next month. While we can do better, 9 people is better than three 
or four, which I believe we've had some previous months. If one more 
person had participated, we'd be in double digits. Double digits should 
be a goal for October. Remember, there is NO October 4x4 Sprint this 
year. Participation in that sprint last year was so low that it wasn't 
worth the effort of tabulating scores or providing certificates. This 
October (next month), we will simply have another SSS.

The September winner of the coveted monthly certificate is Johnny 
(AC0BQ) with 9 total QSO points, followed by Chas (W2SH) and Darryl 
(KK5IB), each with 8 points.

As far as total score for the entire contest period is concerned 
(November, 2015 to December, 2016) Chas (W2SH) still has the lead, but 
Johnny (AC0BQ) and Gary (KF7WNS) aren't far behind (49 and 46 points, 
respectively).

Paul (N0NBD) had a big uptick in his score, no doubt due to the new KX2 
he recently purchased. Your rig must be working pretty well, Paul!

Johnny will be receiving his certificate shortly. Congratulations to him 
and to all who participated. Until next month...

72,

John AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Re: Good Morning

Sean Edwards
 

Ravenous hoards of Canadian geese passing through Omaha, and Vala's Pumpkin Patch opening.  It's Fall.

-=Sean Edwards=-
AD0QG


On Sep 14, 2016 7:55 AM, "Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

With 45F and 10mph breeze, and 98% with 300 ft visi... 

I'm almost considering.. that Fall is here... 

are you ready for it?  ...  


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


Re: Good Morning

AG1P Ron
 

47F calm winds and salt fog on OR coast this am.  Was thinking the same thing.  The swallows left to migrate south yesterday. They have better sense than the rest of us. ;-)

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:56 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Good Morning

 

 

With 45F and 10mph breeze, and 98% with 300 ft visi... 

I'm almost considering.. that Fall is here... 

are you ready for it?  ...  

 

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


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

You can look at the month's and cumulative results yourself at any time by going to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. However, for your convenience, here's a quick summary:

9 people joined in on the fun, although a couple struck out - better luck next month. While we can do better, 9 people is better than three or four, which I believe we've had some previous months. If one more person had participated, we'd be in double digits. Double digits should be a goal for October. Remember, there is NO October 4x4 Sprint this year. Participation in that sprint last year was so low that it wasn't worth the effort of tabulating scores or providing certificates. This October (next month), we will simply have another SSS.

The September winner of the coveted monthly certificate is Johnny (AC0BQ) with 9 total QSO points, followed by Chas (W2SH) and Darryl (KK5IB), each with 8 points.

As far as total score for the entire contest period is concerned (November, 2015 to December, 2016) Chas (W2SH) still has the lead, but Johnny (AC0BQ) and Gary (KF7WNS) aren't far behind (49 and 46 points, respectively).

Paul (N0NBD) had a big uptick in his score, no doubt due to the new KX2 he recently purchased. Your rig must be working pretty well, Paul!

Johnny will be receiving his certificate shortly. Congratulations to him and to all who participated. Until next month...

72,

John AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator


FOXTRAVAGANZA!!

Dale Putnam
 

Are you REALLY READY???
Key sharp, antenna tuned.. and adrenaline high???
it is almost time for the FOXTRAVAGANZA !
Where all the FOX and the FOX COMMITTEE get to run and play with all the HOUNDS in the 20 acre wood.. catch us if you can.. How many FOX and Committee can YOU catch? They will be identified when they send "CQ FOX" The exchange is easy : RST State Name and Power.. (of course 5 w or less is all that is to be used). Hope to see you all there.. Thursday evening (local time - 7pm MT to start) for the Fastest 90 min in Radio the FOXTRAVAGANZA in the 20 acre wood (+/- 10k from 14.060).
Good Luck!


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


Good Morning

Dale Putnam
 

With 45F and 10mph breeze, and 98% with 300 ft visi... 

I'm almost considering.. that Fall is here... 

are you ready for it?  ...  


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


Re: Brutus, as heard in Illinois

Sean Edwards
 

I recall a strip mining device, very similar to Brutus, in rural central Illinois.  Does anybody know where it is?  Is it possible to operate near by?

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG



On September 13, 2016, at 7:11 AM, "fghester@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

I listened on 7.122 off and on most of Saturday.  I heard some good sigs and was pleased to work Walter and Bert.  No need to apologize Walter!  You did a great job chasing those paddles!  Was that your new KX2 I was hearing?  Being at this end was fun but I sure hated to miss the camaraderie and the ribs!  72 All! / Woody / WD9F


Brutus, as heard in Illinois

Woody Hester
 

I listened on 7.122 off and on most of Saturday.  I heard some good sigs and was pleased to work Walter and Bert.  No need to apologize Walter!  You did a great job chasing those paddles!  Was that your new KX2 I was hearing?  Being at this end was fun but I sure hated to miss the camaraderie and the ribs!  72 All! / Woody / WD9F


Re: Brutus Pics [12 Attachments]

W0IIT
 

Johnny et. al.,

What a beautiful day for playing radio, visiting, and eating good food!!  The picture shows me with my mouth open it was that way all day long either talking or stuffing it with delicious food.  Those that have had the pleasure of eating Johnny’s smoked ribs don’t need to be told about them and those that have not had the pleasure let me tell you they are horrible and nasty so don’t show up to indulge in them(I will be more than happy to eat your portion:-)!!!!   Patsy KC5CDE, and I really enjoyed the get-together with other 4Staters.  Yes. the bands were horrible but the chance to be with others that love ham radio and spending time with those that share that love and interest —— PRICELESS!!!!!!

I got to see the little Elecraft KX2 that Walter K5EST brought along for show and tell, and the first homebrew BITX that I have ever seen in person which Tom N2UHC had built and brought to Brutus.  The BITX sounded great and as Tom mentioned — he nabbed the 9/11 special event station with it.  With condx as bad as they were that was a great contact on SSB.  Walter’s first contact with his KX2 and the Alex Loop was with Woody WD9F—outstanding.

Thank goodness for OzarkCon next April, that way it won’t be a whole year before Patsy and I get to share the fellowship of a great bunch of ham radio folks!!

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568, 
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, 
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000
 


On Sep 11, 2016, at 6:18 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Ge all

If you didn't make it to Brutus, you missed a lot of good Fun, Friends, and Food!

They bands were terrible, but we wrangled out a few contacts with members and non members.
Woody was the first call in, and several others followed.
The bands went dead on us so we ate and visited!!
We also shared a great Chicken meal Friday night at Chicken Mary's!!

Hmm, did we go to eat or play radio or visit.....all the above!


Looking forward to seeing everyone at OZARKCON in the spring!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
PS 
There is a story behind the burnt wire pic!
Not sure what caused it, but lipo batteries do produce a lot of heat when their output is shorted!









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






Brutus pics

Johnny AC0BQ
 

More pics from Brutus

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




Re: Brutus Pics

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi All, yes Big Brutus was a fun gathering as always. Seems rain gets in the picture and this year Friday was perfect for rain, which left the Saturday a great day for flying kites, playing radio, and thanks to Chef Johnny - AC0BQ, the noon  BBQ ribs and brats were perfection! Oh.... can't leave out Pastry Chef Bart - W0IIT with the lemon cake! We 4 state qrp'ers lack nothing when it comes to nutrition.... LOL!

I must apologize to Woody - WD9F, if you look at Johnny's pictures there I am holding an Alex Loop trying to chase the key paddles and make a QSO with Woody. Being the excellent ham that Woody is, he read between the dits n dahs for a good QSO!

Only had a few pictures to show, this year I actually set up and got on the air instead of taking pictures and flying different kites!

73.... Walter - K5EST


Brutus

WA0ITP
 

Charlie and all, 

Thank you for this excellent description of the Brutus outing.  Sri there were storms on Friday night, but Saturday sounded perfect. I'm sri I couldn't make it this year. I listened, but no joy on hearing the club call.  Hope all had a good time, made lots of contacts, heard the hoot owl that lives in Brutus,  the coyotes that cruise the area, and ate plenty of Johnny's famous BBQ ribs.   Hope to be there next year with a wahr and and a rig.
- 72 WA0ITP

"They have a beautiful camping area away from any major towns or cities ,
out in the country , with plenty of room to set up antennas and people
bring their own rigs and equipment , plus antennas and mounts . There is a
huge clear area immediately adjacent to the camping area , where we can
stretch out most any antenna that you can imagine.

Many people camp on site and eat , play , and talk radio during the entire
event and one gets the chance to see equipment that they might have not
seen yet , as well as home brew equipment that the guys bring along . Many
bring their XYL's with them and a wonderful bar b que rib lunch , with
plenty of sides to go with it has become a part of the Saturday activities.

Many times people also set up their extra equipment and items on their
tail gates and a good deal of buy - selling- trading- and even some "please
take it home items" that guys don't want to haul back home with them.

Fun for the entire family in a beautiful setting."
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Send in your score!

John Lonigro
 

Well, I'm back from a long and busy weekend, and I'm not talking about Big Brutus. I hope lots of folks were able to participate in the September Second Sunday Sprint. I suspect those who participated in Big Brutus were absent last night, but that opened up the possibility for others to jump in. I haven't checked qrpcontest.com yet. I'll do so Wednesday morning, to announce the winner for this month. After September, there are three more chances to increase your score before I announce the overall winners for the period Nov, 2015 through Dec, 2016. Starting in 2017, the SSS contest period will be 1 year in duration (Jan-Dec).

Remember, even if you scanned the bands but were unable to make any contacts, please report your 0 QSOs, as long as you listened for at least 15 minutes.

72,

John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Brutus Pics [12 Attachments]

AG1P Ron
 

Great pics Johnny!!!  You have a great camera. 

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:18 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Brutus Pics [12 Attachments]

 

 

Ge all

If you didn't make it to Brutus, you missed a lot of good Fun, Friends, and Food!

 

They bands were terrible, but we wrangled out a few contacts with members and non members.

Woody was the first call in, and several others followed.

The bands went dead on us so we ate and visited!!

We also shared a great Chicken meal Friday night at Chicken Mary's!!

 

Hmm, did we go to eat or play radio or visit.....all the above!

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at OZARKCON in the spring!

72

Johnny AC0BQ

PS 

There is a story behind the burnt wire pic!

Not sure what caused it, but lipo batteries do produce a lot of heat when their output is shorted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



--

QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72

JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..

 


Brutus Pics

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all
If you didn't make it to Brutus, you missed a lot of good Fun, Friends, and Food!

They bands were terrible, but we wrangled out a few contacts with members and non members.
Woody was the first call in, and several others followed.
The bands went dead on us so we ate and visited!!
We also shared a great Chicken meal Friday night at Chicken Mary's!!

Hmm, did we go to eat or play radio or visit.....all the above!


Looking forward to seeing everyone at OZARKCON in the spring!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
PS 
There is a story behind the burnt wire pic!
Not sure what caused it, but lipo batteries do produce a lot of heat when their output is shorted!









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




One more time (Final SSS Reminder)

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

 

I know that John AA0VE said that his email was the "final reminder" -- and that's true. That was HIS final reminder. I'm sure he would not mind that another _FINAL_ reminder went out.. .so here it is :-)

Jeff N0MII


---------------


This is your final reminder that the September Second Sunday Sprint
(SSSS) will be held this coming Sunday, from 7:00-9:00 CDT (0000-0200
UTC Monday). As always, complete rules, suggested frequencies, and
logging website are all at www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.

It's your final reminder because I'll be involved in several different
activities starting tomorrow and will likely forget (or not have time)
to send any further reminders. Also, I'll be dragging Monday morning,
so try to remember to log your results as soon as possible after the
contest. I'll try to get my act together by Wednesday morning to report
the results and generate the September winner certificate. And, as with
last month, if you listen for at least 15 minutes during the contest,
please submit your entry, even if your total is 0 QSO points. I'm still
trying to see how many people participate each month.

Remember, although we are keeping track of cumulative scores for the
overall 2916 winner, each month, the person with the most QSO points for
that month gets a certificate and recognition for his fine performance.

72,

John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest coordinator


Re: Brutus bash [1 Attachment]

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice pic Tom!
Beautiful sunrise!
72
Johnny 


On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

It was nice to see everyone at Brutus, had a fun time visiting and
playing radio. I managed to work the 9/11 memorial station yesterday
with 10W SSB.

Everyone who left last night missed the awesome sunrise this morning.
You also missed the very heavy dew all over everything.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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




Re: Brutus bash

ag1p@...
 

Awesome pic Tom!  Glad everyone had a good time and made interesting contacts. Wish I could have been there.  Next year.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

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