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Re: Christmas Greetings to the group

Lon Shelton <lon.shelton@...>
 

Good Morning Dave from Washington State,

 

I have only been member of 4SQRP for a short time but have already experienced the friendship this group has to offer, very rare in these times.  I can’t wait to see what the new year has to offer with the group.  Thank you for allowing me to take part.

 

Lon/N5DJY

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 8:08 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Christmas Greetings to the group

 

 

It's very early on the day after Christmas, and while the rest of the house is sleeping, I'm enjoying the total peace and quiet, and pausing to reflect on the past year.

 

What a year it's been!  The Four-State group has been busy!  New kits released, new kits in development, the biggest ever Ozarkcon behind us, and a bigger-yet Ozarkcon before us!  Gratitude is owed everyone in the 4SQRP group for making this group the success it is.  The cohesiveness, camaraderie, and cooperation behind this ever-growing group, scattered across many more than just the original four states, is a testament to the vision of that handful of hams who founded this group years ago.

 

The success and popularity of the new Bayou Jumper kit has really caught the attention of the QRP community, and is a prime example of what 4SQRP is all about.  To pull off a kit of this nature takes a dedicated team of volunteers; to do the electronic design, web design, purchasing, kitting, promotion, and beta testing, all of which is an essential part of kit development.  Even the group members whose conversations on this group and the Bayou Jumper Yahoo group have done their part to help promote it.  All deserve credit.

 

There is a new kit that is days from release, a Super Simple Code Practice Oscillator, an ideal first kit for a new hobbyist learning how to solder.  This kit was designed to meet part of the Boy Scout Electronics Merit Badge requirement, and available at a bulk discount for school or scout groups.  It would be a great kit to build with a special young person in your lives as an introduction to radio.  We're just waiting on some parts to arrive on a slow boat before it will be available.

 

There is a huge list of kit projects in development; a couple direct conversion rigs, a high-end SSB transceiver, a multi-band transceiver, station accessories, a vacuum tube rig, and more.  They all take time to get right, and the radio hobby that I love so well takes about 3rd or 4th place in my list of life priorities.  But, in the months ahead, I'll be releasing sneak peaks of kits in development to offer hints of good things to come!

 

In closing, I thank everyone for helping make 4SQRP a success, for making this group the most fun QRP group in the world, for making the drive to Branson every year, and for sharing your love of this hobby.  See you in Branson!

 

73 Dave NM0S

 

 


Christmas Greetings to the group

ai9e_qrp@...
 

It's very early on the day after Christmas, and while the rest of the house is sleeping, I'm enjoying the total peace and quiet, and pausing to reflect on the past year.


What a year it's been!  The Four-State group has been busy!  New kits released, new kits in development, the biggest ever Ozarkcon behind us, and a bigger-yet Ozarkcon before us!  Gratitude is owed everyone in the 4SQRP group for making this group the success it is.  The cohesiveness, camaraderie, and cooperation behind this ever-growing group, scattered across many more than just the original four states, is a testament to the vision of that handful of hams who founded this group years ago.


The success and popularity of the new Bayou Jumper kit has really caught the attention of the QRP community, and is a prime example of what 4SQRP is all about.  To pull off a kit of this nature takes a dedicated team of volunteers; to do the electronic design, web design, purchasing, kitting, promotion, and beta testing, all of which is an essential part of kit development.  Even the group members whose conversations on this group and the Bayou Jumper Yahoo group have done their part to help promote it.  All deserve credit.


There is a new kit that is days from release, a Super Simple Code Practice Oscillator, an ideal first kit for a new hobbyist learning how to solder.  This kit was designed to meet part of the Boy Scout Electronics Merit Badge requirement, and available at a bulk discount for school or scout groups.  It would be a great kit to build with a special young person in your lives as an introduction to radio.  We're just waiting on some parts to arrive on a slow boat before it will be available.


There is a huge list of kit projects in development; a couple direct conversion rigs, a high-end SSB transceiver, a multi-band transceiver, station accessories, a vacuum tube rig, and more.  They all take time to get right, and the radio hobby that I love so well takes about 3rd or 4th place in my list of life priorities.  But, in the months ahead, I'll be releasing sneak peaks of kits in development to offer hints of good things to come!


In closing, I thank everyone for helping make 4SQRP a success, for making this group the most fun QRP group in the world, for making the drive to Branson every year, and for sharing your love of this hobby.  See you in Branson!


73 Dave NM0S




Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

WA0ITP
 

Great fun.  I use an Icom 756 Pro III, LSB, and 1.8k filter setting.  It takes me about a half hour to scan the band, tuning slow and stopping often, i.e. listening deep. Some signals are right at the noise level.  I'm thinking that a low pass filter in front of the receiver to knock down the broadcast band would be useful. I'm getting some mixing products and overloading due to a BCB station about 2 miles away.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/26/2016 12:29 AM, Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
I recounted the beacons, I had copied and I it was approaching 40 .......I only had 38 ......
You want to tune slowly , because the CW is so slow that there is a pretty good gap before the beacon starts over .
If you do PSK you can look for the signals on the waterfall as you sweep the band .

Dennis KC0IFQ

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
.........................

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

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: Bayou Jumper Temp sold out!

Ariel Jacala
 

Dave K4SV ordered his on the 19th of December and he is #59 of the first hundred they are able to kit.  According to Larry - new parts are on order but will take perhaps up to 5 weeks to get enough parts to sell kits again.   Those who ordered on the 19th or 20th of December electronically maybe the lucky ones.  Contact Larry Hastings to find out if you are in the queue.   He can only kit 5 per day.  Even if you are in the queue it maybe the first or second week in January.   

Ariel NY4G

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2016, at 10:23, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

For those of us who have them on order, how can we find out if we got in
before the sell out? I need to know this due to a build commitment for
someone.

Jim - W0EB


Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Dennis Gaskill
 

I recounted the beacons, I had copied and I it was approaching 40 .......I only had 38 ......
You want to tune slowly , because the CW is so slow that there is a pretty good gap before the beacon starts over .
If you do PSK you can look for the signals on the waterfall as you sweep the band .

Dennis KC0IFQ

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
.........................

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

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

Sam Neal
 

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
.........................

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

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


The Closing Minutes Of Christmas Day ( Zulu Time )

Sam Neal
 

I made a pass through the shack for something to read and turned on the rigs,
one is parked on 7122, the AC-1 clone with a 6V6 tube at 4 Watts output, with
an ICOM 756PRO2 receiver.

To make a short story longer, I called CQ and worked:

2300Z AB4QL Alabama Barry
2324Z WR2E Tinton Falls, NJ. Rich
2337Z KI4GQP Miami, FL Rich
0015Z KC8MFF Buchanan, WV. Bob

I wish every night was that easy!

72,

Sam Neal N5AF
.................................................


Re: What a great kit is the Bayou Jumper!

Walter - K5EST
 

Thank you, Curt! We do have amazing genius at work with the 4 State kits.

There is a whole team that shuns notoriety and just keep working towards a great kit.

Thank you for supporting 4SQRP and OzarkCon.

73....Walter . K5EST.  ...   4SQRP Kit Mgr





On Sunday, December 25, 2016, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am about 1/2 through assembly and continue to marvel at the quality of this kit.  It rather reminds me of the K1 built years ago.  All who prepared this kit deserve abundant accolades.  The documentation, the layout, the pcb with plated-through holes, masking, labeling, silkscreen work on the panel, attention to every detail.  Amazing.  And for less than $90 delivered?!  I am so glad to have ordered one early.

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: What a great kit is the Bayou Jumper!

Ariel Jacala
 

Thanks for the report Kurt.

73

Ariel NY4G



Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 25, 2016, at 15:47, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I am about 1/2 through assembly and continue to marvel at the quality of this kit.  It rather reminds me of the K1 built years ago.  All who prepared this kit deserve abundant accolades.  The documentation, the layout, the pcb with plated-through holes, masking, labeling, silkscreen work on the panel, attention to every detail.  Amazing.  And for less than $90 delivered?!  I am so glad to have ordered one early.

72, Curt KB5JO



What a great kit is the Bayou Jumper!

Curt
 

I am about 1/2 through assembly and continue to marvel at the quality of this kit.  It rather reminds me of the K1 built years ago.  All who prepared this kit deserve abundant accolades.  The documentation, the layout, the pcb with plated-through holes, masking, labeling, silkscreen work on the panel, attention to every detail.  Amazing.  And for less than $90 delivered?!  I am so glad to have ordered one early.

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: Good Morning - Merry Christmas

Wayne Dillon
 

Merry Christmas to you dale (and Family), you forgot one major element, a nicely warmed up rig with a resonant antenna. Always makes me feel better no matter what the wx!
Merry Christmas and a happy/prosperous/safe and healthy new yeay.
Wayne - NQ0RP
PS. Santa brought me an Elecraft XG3 so now I can do some proper alignments on my HB gear, oh yeah! 

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

It is snowing, about an inch an hour, with north wind at 20 - 25  thermometer just lost one more degree - 20 now. Travel on I 80 is not a good plan, so stay tucked in, with hot chocolate and marshmallows, popcorn, a good book and a warm crackling fire.


Merry Christmas to all and to all a great day.


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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln




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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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Re: Good Morning - Merry Christmas

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Merry Christmas Dale!
64 deg in SE Ks!
Thunderstorms later today, what crazy WX!
Last weekend it was -10 yes, minus ten.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 11:39 AM Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


























































It is snowing, about an inch an hour, with north wind at 20 - 25  thermometer just lost one more degree - 20 now. Travel on I 80 is not a good plan, so stay tucked in, with hot chocolate and marshmallows, popcorn, a good book and a warm crackling fire.











Merry Christmas to all and to all a great day.















Have a great day,


--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy









"Actions speak louder than words"




1856 - Abraham Lincoln





















































Good Morning - Merry Christmas

Dale Putnam
 

It is snowing, about an inch an hour, with north wind at 20 - 25  thermometer just lost one more degree - 20 now. Travel on I 80 is not a good plan, so stay tucked in, with hot chocolate and marshmallows, popcorn, a good book and a warm crackling fire.


Merry Christmas to all and to all a great day.


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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Re: Bayou Jumper Temp sold out!

Dennis Gaskill
 

Contact Larry Hastings for kit order questions.

Larry live in Augusta , Ks you can call him locally

Dennis KC0IFQ





7.122 now clg CQ

Jim Sheldon
 

ON 7.122 now calling CQ for a few minutes - anyone around? 1610 UTC.

W0EB


Re: Yaowie Kazooie !!! It arrived

cornhusker
 

Working on mine this weekend!  

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Gm Tom
Merry Christmas

Ok guys, let's get these little critters on the air, my beta is lonely!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:07 AM Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
I expect to see at least a few of these Bayou Jumpers entered into the

homebrew contest at Ozarkcon next year!



--

Tom Sevart N2UHC

St. Paul, KS



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Re: Yaowie Kazooie !!! It arrived

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Tom
Merry Christmas

Ok guys, let's get these little critters on the air, my beta is lonely!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:07 AM Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
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homebrew contest at Ozarkcon next year!



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Re: Yaowie Kazooie !!! It arrived

Tom Sevart
 

I expect to see at least a few of these Bayou Jumpers entered into the homebrew contest at Ozarkcon next year!

--
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St. Paul, KS


Re: ATS-II that used to belong to Woody Hester

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Lon
Welcome to our group!
Keep listening on 7.122, several us jump in and call CQ at different times during the day.
Hope to work u soon!
72
MERRY CHRISTMAS 
JOHNNY AC0BQ

On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 6:04 PM 'Lon Shelton' lon.shelton@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































Hello from N5DJY, QTH Poulsbo, WA.  New to the group # 1295.  Listened on 7.122 for W0EB and sent a  couple of CQs but nothing heard. 

 

73

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:19 PM
To: 4SQRP Mailing List
Subject: [4sqrp] ATS-II that used to belong to Woody Hester

 

 

I got that ATS-II that I bought from Woody, WD9F when he offered it for
sale here. Changed out the RCA antenna connector to a BNC as I don't
have any RCA adapters in the shack, installed the 40 meter band board,
hooked it up to the 4S Tuner and a PAR End Fed 40-20-10 meter Zepp
that's my 2nd RX antenna for the K3S. After tuning it up on 7.030, I
called a CQ and was immediately answered by Steve, AA5TB. We chatted
for a bit with signals running 449 to 559 in QSB, but no problem
carrying on the QSO. Nice first QSO for my new (to me) toy. At least I
have something to play with until my Bayou Jumper gets here. I'm pretty
sure I got my order in early enough to get one this go-round.

Woody gave me some of the history on this ATS-II and it's been well
traveled even getting to Hawaii on more than one occasion. I'll take it
to Texas and Louisiana sometime in June of next year as long as my
health doesn't go bad on me.

I'm going to tune it to 7.122 in a few minutes and see if anyone can
hear me up there. I'll be running on 9 volts worth of AAA cells at
about 3 watts out.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year to all ye who
travel the 4State QRP Group's reflector.

73,

Jim - W0EB










































Re: ATS-II that used to belong to Woody Hester

Lon Shelton <lon.shelton@...>
 

Hello from N5DJY, QTH Poulsbo, WA.  New to the group # 1295.  Listened on 7.122 for W0EB and sent a  couple of CQs but nothing heard. 

 

73

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:19 PM
To: 4SQRP Mailing List
Subject: [4sqrp] ATS-II that used to belong to Woody Hester

 

 

I got that ATS-II that I bought from Woody, WD9F when he offered it for
sale here. Changed out the RCA antenna connector to a BNC as I don't
have any RCA adapters in the shack, installed the 40 meter band board,
hooked it up to the 4S Tuner and a PAR End Fed 40-20-10 meter Zepp
that's my 2nd RX antenna for the K3S. After tuning it up on 7.030, I
called a CQ and was immediately answered by Steve, AA5TB. We chatted
for a bit with signals running 449 to 559 in QSB, but no problem
carrying on the QSO. Nice first QSO for my new (to me) toy. At least I
have something to play with until my Bayou Jumper gets here. I'm pretty
sure I got my order in early enough to get one this go-round.

Woody gave me some of the history on this ATS-II and it's been well
traveled even getting to Hawaii on more than one occasion. I'll take it
to Texas and Louisiana sometime in June of next year as long as my
health doesn't go bad on me.

I'm going to tune it to 7.122 in a few minutes and see if anyone can
hear me up there. I'll be running on 9 volts worth of AAA cells at
about 3 watts out.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year to all ye who
travel the 4State QRP Group's reflector.

73,

Jim - W0EB

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