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Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

WA0ITP
 

GM Jim,

Didn't realize that it was $20 now, my copy was registered years ago when it was free.
It may or may not be a good choice for you, depends on how much logging you do, and how precise you want to be.  Suggest paper logging abt 20 stations, and then log them in your trial version for comparison.  Verifying the station info in a database and entering it into a list will be the big time difference.  The logger does that automatically.

btw all disclaimers apply

GL and have fun.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/22/2016 8:22 AM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Just downloaded VE3GOP's logger and I find it's now $20 US to register
it. Terry, convince me this is a good choice pse.

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 12/21/2016 9:34:59 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] NDBs Logged Tonight

>During the last hour I logged 25 beacons. They included some from IA,
>KS, MN, MO, CO, NE, ON. These were paper logged and I don't think
>there's any new one there for me. . I'm moving my logging program from
>an old XP machine to my new Win10 machine, and it's slow going so far.
>
>One has to listen carefully, tune slow, and stop the dial at the first
>sound of anything that sounds like a morse character. Listen for 3 or
>2
>morse characters at 5 wpm. I call this listening deep. Chasing beacons
>will make you an expert in weak signal detection, and it's great fun.
>
>I used to navigate around the Midwest using these beacons, so I have a
>special affinity for them. Ask me about my snow storm experience
>sometime.
>
>If you are interested in logging them this winter, look here
>http://www.ve3gop.com/
>Alex's logger is just excellent and he is, and has been for many years,
>very helpful and supportive.
>
>Have fun.
>
>--
>72 WAØITP
>I love this radio stuff.
>www.wa0itp.com
>www.4sqrp.com
>
>
>
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>
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>Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 1-2, 2016
>View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php
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Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Jim Sheldon
 

Just downloaded VE3GOP's logger and I find it's now $20 US to register
it. Terry, convince me this is a good choice pse.

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@mchsi.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups.com" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/21/2016 9:34:59 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] NDBs Logged Tonight

During the last hour I logged 25 beacons. They included some from IA,
KS, MN, MO, CO, NE, ON. These were paper logged and I don't think
there's any new one there for me. . I'm moving my logging program from
an old XP machine to my new Win10 machine, and it's slow going so far.

One has to listen carefully, tune slow, and stop the dial at the first
sound of anything that sounds like a morse character. Listen for 3 or
2
morse characters at 5 wpm. I call this listening deep. Chasing beacons
will make you an expert in weak signal detection, and it's great fun.

I used to navigate around the Midwest using these beacons, so I have a
special affinity for them. Ask me about my snow storm experience
sometime.

If you are interested in logging them this winter, look here
http://www.ve3gop.com/
Alex's logger is just excellent and he is, and has been for many years,
very helpful and supportive.

Have fun.

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



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[ARLHS] Ham Style Christmas Poem

James W. Hodgson
 

Via VA3KLG and Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS)

The Night Before Christmas", Ham Radio-style

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town,
The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down;
The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack,
I hope that St. Nick isn't forced to turn back.
The wife making cookies, the kids making noise,
While away in the shack, by my rig I was poised.
The finals were glowing, the mike gain was set,
I was chasing DX to see what I could get.
The bands were all empty, the frequencies clear,
Except for one lone station that sounded quite near.
He was calling CQ and my interest did pique,
When he ended transmission with the words,
"Old St. Nick".
I answered back quickly, I used great dispatch,
If this were St. Nicholas, good God, what a catch!
We exchanged information, it was really quite graphic,
Then he came back and said,
"I've emergency traffic!"
His reindeer were tired, his elves in a grump,
If he didn't land soon, then his sleigh he would dump.
I thought very carefully, I thought very hard,
Then I gave him directions to my snow covered yard.
As he flew past my window, his hair like a mane,
He reined in his chargers and called them by name:
"Whoa, Anode! Whoa, Cathode! Whoa, Zener! Whoa, Diode!
Stop, Heater! Stop, Grid leak! Stop, Bias! Stop, Triode!
You're flying too low! you're flying too fast!
Look out, you dumb reindeer, his antenna mast!"
So into the backyard, the reindeer did drop,
St. Nick, the elves, and the sleigh went kerplop!
Then at the back door, I heard this loud knocking,
"Open up in there, or I won't fill your stocking!"
As I turned off the light and was leaving the shack,
Into the house, Saint Nicholas came from the back--
His two-meter rig held to his hip with a strap,
"Hams do it in the shack" on the front of his cap.
The sack that he carried made his aged brow furrow,
And he handed me a card that read,
"QSL Via Bureau".
His clothes were all sooty, from his shoes to his vest;
I felt like a novice taking his test.
His fingers were calloused and from what I could tell,
This came from a straight key that I'll bet he used well.
I offered him coffee, I offered him smokes,
I tried easing the tension by telling ham jokes.
Then he nodded his head and raised up his thumb,
He smiled like an Elmer, did I ever feel dumb.
He grabbed up his sack and went straight for the tree,
And placed in it a large present for me.
When he finished his work, he stood up, took a bow,
Then out the back door to his team, he did plow.
But I heard him exclaim as he flew o'er the land,
"Beware the FCC, friend, we were both out of band!

de VA3HOD
73 & Season's Greetings


World's Tiniest Radio

James W. Hodgson
 


Re: Tonight's 40m net

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

Wayne,
I tried
heard most of your call once, and "4sqrp 4sqrp" rose above the noise nicely once but nothing really definitive enough for me to call and expect a QSO.
I have a major power line at the edge of my property which runs parallel to my antennas;
it is not unusual for the ambient noise level to be S-7 to S-9 or higher.  Once in a while I will find a quiet evening!

My best on-air time seems to be the middle of the night but operators are few & far between.

I will be anxious for the nets to resume in January!

73 de John - K8CQA


Up Converter

WA0ITP
 

One more thing, I forgot to mention that a simple, inexpensive up converter works well with your ham rig.  Jackson Harbor has one, easy to build one. I  think Joe, W0MQY uses one.
http://wb9kzy.com/lfconv.htm
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/21/2016 9:34 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

During the last hour I logged 25 beacons. They included some from IA,
KS, MN, MO, CO, NE, ON. These were paper logged and I don't think
there's any new one there for me. . I'm moving my logging program from
an old XP machine to my new Win10 machine, and it's slow going so far.

One has to listen carefully, tune slow, and stop the dial at the first
sound of anything that sounds like a morse character. Listen for 3 or 2
morse characters at 5 wpm. I call this listening deep. Chasing beacons
will make you an expert in weak signal detection, and it's great fun.

I used to navigate around the Midwest using these beacons, so I have a
special affinity for them. Ask me about my snow storm experience sometime.

If you are interested in logging them this winter, look here
http://www.ve3gop.com/
Alex's logger is just excellent and he is, and has been for many years,
very helpful and supportive.

Have fun.

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



NDBs Logged Tonight

WA0ITP
 

During the last hour I logged 25 beacons. They included some from IA, KS, MN, MO, CO, NE, ON. These were paper logged and I don't think there's any new one there for me. . I'm moving my logging program from an old XP machine to my new Win10 machine, and it's slow going so far.

One has to listen carefully, tune slow, and stop the dial at the first sound of anything that sounds like a morse character. Listen for 3 or 2 morse characters at 5 wpm. I call this listening deep. Chasing beacons will make you an expert in weak signal detection, and it's great fun.

I used to navigate around the Midwest using these beacons, so I have a special affinity for them. Ask me about my snow storm experience sometime.

If you are interested in logging them this winter, look here http://www.ve3gop.com/
Alex's logger is just excellent and he is, and has been for many years, very helpful and supportive.

Have fun.

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


Re: Airport Beacons (NDBs)

 

Not really, although I did listen for some local ones some years ago.
The one at Marysville (MYZ) was decommissioned some years ago as Landoll
Corp needed the land it was on for more space. It ran on 343 kHz or so,
and it seemed to have a pronounced second harmonic as I could routinely
hear it here at the farm about 9 miles away on 680 kHz for years.

72, Nate

P.S. Is this a topic to kill time until the Jumpers show up?

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Airport Beacons (NDBs)

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

I used to have a TON of fun DXing the Low Freq Beacons (ND back in the 1980s with a SONY ICF2100 receiver, which worked remarkably well. It woiuld ALSO pick up the Tropical Band stations form South America on 3 to 5 MHz range early in the morning and would get some lovely and unusual music from South America.


Bry AF4K




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:39 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Airport Beacons (NDBs)
 
 

Is anyone out there listening for NDBs? It's a great way to beat the
sunspot minimum blues.
The season is upon us and propagation is good. As the sunspot cycle
heads toward the minimum, the propagation at the NDB freqs will be
excellent.

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


Re: Airport Beacons (NDBs)

Jim Sheldon
 

They use a modulation scheme that can be copied with AM, CW and SSB detectors.  

My best DX from Park City, KS so far with my K3S is DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) last winter.  Haven't tried it yet this season.

Jim - W0EB 

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On Dec 21, 2016, at 7:50 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

190 kHz to 535 kHz 
More info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-directional_beacon
List of them here http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
On the air they transmit their identifier, over and over and over.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/21/2016 7:42 PM, Paul Smith wrote:

Where would a guy start looking for them?

de Paul

 PS My Bayou Jumper arrived yepppppie


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:39 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Airport Beacons (NDBs)
 
 

Is anyone out there listening for NDBs? It's a great way to beat the
sunspot minimum blues.
The season is upon us and propagation is good. As the sunspot cycle
heads toward the minimum, the propagation at the NDB freqs will be
excellent.

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



Tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Ah, the sweet sound of success!
Terry - WA0ITP - IA - 297.4 Mi
Paul - WA9PWP - WI - 499 Mi
Nice to start hearing the "closer ins" at last.
Thanks fellas. There was one other station who I just could not copy, sorry, maybe next time.
Thanks all es Vy 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)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: Airport Beacons (NDBs)

WA0ITP
 

190 kHz to 535 kHz 
More info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-directional_beacon
List of them here http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

On the air they transmit their identifier, over and over and over.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/21/2016 7:42 PM, Paul Smith wrote:

Where would a guy start looking for them?

de Paul

 PS My Bayou Jumper arrived yepppppie


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:39 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Airport Beacons (NDBs)
 
 

Is anyone out there listening for NDBs? It's a great way to beat the
sunspot minimum blues.
The season is upon us and propagation is good. As the sunspot cycle
heads toward the minimum, the propagation at the NDB freqs will be
excellent.

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



NBD thoughts

Paul Smith
 

I sent the last inquiry to Terry and remembered, In Humboldt you used to have to go to the water plant to get a key to the "brush dump" down by the river. While signing the check out sheet I copied a flashing light on a small box. It was transmitting HUM. I turned up the volume and sure enough was a perfect clean note at about 15 WPM. I told the operator and he called his supervisor and told him they finally knew what that box was doing.....and saying

de Paul


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Re: Airport Beacons (NDBs)

Paul Smith
 

Where would a guy start looking for them?

de Paul

 PS My Bayou Jumper arrived yepppppie


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:39 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Airport Beacons (NDBs)
 
 

Is anyone out there listening for NDBs? It's a great way to beat the
sunspot minimum blues.
The season is upon us and propagation is good. As the sunspot cycle
heads toward the minimum, the propagation at the NDB freqs will be
excellent.

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


Airport Beacons (NDBs)

WA0ITP
 

Is anyone out there listening for NDBs? It's a great way to beat the sunspot minimum blues.
The season is upon us and propagation is good. As the sunspot cycle heads toward the minimum, the propagation at the NDB freqs will be excellent.

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


Yaowie Kazooie !!! It arrived

Paul Smith
 

The mailman dropped off my Jumper kit. I will ghet a start made. I dug in the attic for my old crystals and only found one for 7127. So I ordered a 7030 and a 7122 Ft243 crystals. Now on to the project. 

it will be a great kit. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: Bayou Jumper ready for ordering

deadgoose@...
 

You can never have enough radios...

73 /paul W3FIS


Box for BJ

deadgoose@...
 

New photo added of box for BJ. 2 coats Minwax golden oak stain. Maybe 5-6 coats of Formby's low gloss tung oil. Dry between coats, rub down with steel wool, use a tack cloth to pick up dust and bits of steel wool. Vinyl feet on bottom. Inside only one coat of tung oil, as I will have to glue the support pieces to the corners. Inside stained.


This is the smallest of the three box set. I believe I will use the big box, with a partition inside, to hold the radio box, tuner. batteries, etc. That is still in the thinking stage.


I have ordered some real FT243 crystals, and will need to see how much clearance I have in the lid for a piece of 1/2" x 1/2" wood with holes for the crystal pins.


Check went out earlier in the week for the kit, so a project for after Christmas.


73 /paul W3FIS


Here is some art work to keep you hopping for a while

Bill Wood
 

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/item/states-sticker/17694

https://www.pinterest.com/rhiannonmjones/travel-stickers/

Greetings Ether Benders
Did a little search tonight and came up with these URLs…
Should keep you busy for a little while, and I would
suspect many of these images can be cut and pasted or
dragged off the open window onto your desktop and then
photo or image adjusted to your desired dimensions and
or buy some of the offers… No connexions whatsoever : )
73 72
Bill KE9XQ

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVu7N4llYpFIAVBoPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Vintage+Travel+Sticker&fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_011&hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011

https://www.pinterest.com/anneliehill/vintage-travel-stickers/

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/travel+stickers

http://www.stickersgalore.com/shop/theme/travel_%26_vacation

http://www.dezignwithaz.com/voyage-wall-stickers-c-281_51.html

http://www.123rf.com/stock-photo/travel_stickers.html

http://thecottagemarket.com/2013/05/free-graphics-of-week-vintage-travel.html

http://www.greatbigcanvas.com/category/vintage-art/vintage-travel-stickers/

http://www.crystalgraphics.com/powerpictures/images.photos.asp?ss=travel+stickers

http://www.canstockphoto.com/vector-clipart/travel-stickers.html

http://www.orientaltrading.com/passport-stamp-sticker-sheets-a2-9_1305.fltr

http://creativeroots.org/2009/11/travel-stickers/

http://www.best-price.com/search/landing/query/travel+stickers/s/yahoo/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Home%20and%20Garden_2&utm_term=travel%20stickers&utm_content=travel%20stickers


Re: Box decals for the Bayou Jumper

Paul Smith
 

Amazon has lots of them

de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:20 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Box decals for the Bayou Jumper
 
 

While at Hobby Lobby getting the recommended box anticipating receipt of the kit, was looking for the decals like what N5IB used on his prototype, rather like a well traveled suitcase.  Would anyone know where to get decals like that, essentially various destinations around the world?  I'm thinking to use rustoleum clear gloss first, then add the decals.

72, Curt KB5JO


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