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Re: ZZRX40

Walter - K5EST
 

Please email me direct. I need more info and how ordered.
Thank you for speaking up, let's get this solved!
73....Walter . K5EST .... 4SQRP Kit Mgr




On Friday, December 23, 2016, millco@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I was wondering if I should be worried that I have not received my RX40 kit.  I ordered it on Nov. 1st and have not seen pkg yet.  If someone could let me know how those are coming or if there is some delay with them, I would sure appreciate it.  


Thanks, 

KG7JVE 


ZZRX40

Dan Miller
 

I was wondering if I should be worried that I have not received my RX40 kit.  I ordered it on Nov. 1st and have not seen pkg yet.  If someone could let me know how those are coming or if there is some delay with them, I would sure appreciate it.  


Thanks, 

KG7JVE 


Re: Happy Holidays

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the 4SQRPers.

72, Nate

--

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

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Holiday Greetings to all

Jim Sheldon
 

Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends and a very Happy Holiday
season to all those who are of other faiths. I wish for a happy,
peaceful and prosperous new year to all.

Jim - W0EB
Park City, KS


Re: Happy Holidays

Wayne Dillon
 

Me too
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:13 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Wishing you all the very best seasons greetings and hoping we all have a
safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.

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




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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
 
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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: Happy Holidays

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thank you Terry.
Merry Christmas and happy Holidays to all.
Be safe in your travels.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:18 PM WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































Wishing you all the very best seasons greetings and hoping we all have a


safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.





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72 WAØITP


I love this radio stuff.


www.wa0itp.com


www.4sqrp.com














































Re: Happy Holidays

Charles W. Powell
 

Same from me!

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 22, 2016, at 10:13 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Wishing you all the very best seasons greetings and hoping we all have a 
safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.

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



Happy Holidays

WA0ITP
 

Wishing you all the very best seasons greetings and hoping we all have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.

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


4S-Tuner

Jim Sheldon
 

Apologies to Larry, AB0AH concerning my tuner review. It's Bob, KR9Z that needs to check the switches & feet in the tuner kit.

Larry's kitting the Bayou Jumper.

Jim - W0EB

Sent from my iPad


Re: NBD thoughts

Tom Sevart
 

On 12/21/16 19:48, Paul Smith psmith61@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:


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
When I started dispatching at Pittsburg PD, they said they used to have a monitor like that for the PTS beacon. Apparently they needed someone to monitor it 24 hours a day to make sure the beacon was still on. Perhaps that's what that box was at the water plant.

The sad thing is that NDB's are disappearing left and right these days. PTS is long gone, and I don't think the Iola NDB on 410 exists any more. At least I haven't heard it in a long time. And the Lamar, MO NDB is also gone.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


QRP Tuner Kit Build, Mini-Review

Jim Sheldon
 

Got my 4S-Tuner kit this afternoon and put it together in a couple of
hours. I absolutely love the way tapping the toroid coil for variable
inductance was handled. Mounting it on the switch winding it with bare
wire and running the windings through the switch contacts was a stroke
of genius on the part of whoever designed this thing! With the
"Pittsburgh" style construction, there was nothing difficult in building
this kit. All the parts were there, they were the right values and the
instructions from the website were clear enough that there were no
issues with the build.

The only 2 things that need addressing are the stick on feet and the
IN/OUT switch. The feet included in my kit are actually too thin to
keep the screw heads on the bottom of the case from touching and
scratching whatever surface you set the tuner on. Fortunately I caught
this before using them. I had a whole baggie of nice screw mounted
rubber feet and used 4 of those under the bottom screws instead.

The IN/OUT switch in my kit was actually a 3 position with a center
"OFF". This is a much more serious situation and could really be a
problem if it gets bumped into the OFF position while transmitting,
especially if the transmitter doesn't have protected finals. In the
center "OFF" position, the transmitter would be looking into an "OPEN"
condition rather than seeing the dummy load/SWR bridge in the tuner or a
"tuned" antenna.

Larry, AB0AH, if you read this, you might address this since you're the
one kitting the tuner.

Jim - W0EB


Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Dennis Gaskill
 

Here is a list of North American beacons

Just use the search function in your web browser to find the Call Sign you think you heard.

The noise is pretty bad . 
I learned a little abut digging slow CW out of the noise.
I think I was approaching 50 beacons.

My QTH is close to Wichita, Ks so most beacons are I hear are ...........whadda you know , in the 4SQRP area.
Oklahoma, Kansas , Iowa, Texas, Missouri
The modulation or tone is kinda weird on many of them . You have to tune carefully and play with all 
your filters. I am using a Kenwood 590SG and a 130 ft OFC for a antenna.

Dennis KC0IFQ


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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>------------------------------------
>
>4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
>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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4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 1-2, 2016
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php
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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?

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

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