Date   

Wed. night PSK Checkins

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

K9VIC  Eric,  Chicago, IL
AC0WZ  Dan  Fulton, MO
KC0IFQ  Dennis,  Augusta, KS
KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
Fair band some noise but sigs were OK
Tnx fer Checkins. HELLO BRANSON.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Net tonite

Paul Smith
 

I tried to make the net but I couldn't tune this TUT 80 I guess. My Tribander is packed for Ocon hope they have a decent room saved for me...... Last years STUNK for antenna hanging...maybe I better upgrade to a theme room and get a little balcony ......cul u there de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: WEd Nite Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Same here!!! 
Save some for us Terry!
Pam and I will be there tomorrow as well.
Cu all then 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Paul Smith wrote:
 

Terry, don't eat all the steaks Toodles and I will be there tomorrow afternoon de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 3, 2013, at 5:17 PM, wa0itp@... wrote:

 

I'm in Branson at the Stonecastle tonight, the antenna is up and loaded on 35654, and net will be at the usual time. Hope ya'all can hear me.

Off to the Lone Star streak house for dinner (or is that supper?)

CU at 8P CDT, and don't Wayne and Dick at the usual times.

72 Terry WAØITP


Re: WEd Nite Nets

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

I won't make it until Friday morning.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: WEd Nite Nets

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Same for me.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: Paul Smith
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; "wa0itp@..."
Cc: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wed, April 3, 2013 6:19:43 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WEd Nite Nets

 

Terry, don't eat all the steaks Toodles and I will be there tomorrow afternoon de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 3, 2013, at 5:17 PM, wa0itp@... wrote:

 

I'm in Branson at the Stonecastle tonight, the antenna is up and loaded on 35654, and net will be at the usual time. Hope ya'all can hear me.

Off to the Lone Star streak house for dinner (or is that supper?)

CU at 8P CDT, and don't Wayne and Dick at the usual times.

72 Terry WAØITP


Re: WEd Nite Nets

Paul Smith
 

Terry, don't eat all the steaks Toodles and I will be there tomorrow afternoon de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 3, 2013, at 5:17 PM, wa0itp@... wrote:

 

I'm in Branson at the Stonecastle tonight, the antenna is up and loaded on 35654, and net will be at the usual time. Hope ya'all can hear me.

Off to the Lone Star streak house for dinner (or is that supper?)

CU at 8P CDT, and don't Wayne and Dick at the usual times.

72 Terry WAØITP


WEd Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

I'm in Branson at the Stonecastle tonight, the antenna is up and loaded on 35654, and net will be at the usual time. Hope ya'all can hear me.

Off to the Lone Star streak house for dinner (or is that supper?)

CU at 8P CDT, and don't Wayne and Dick at the usual times.

72 Terry WAØITP


QQ

W0IIT
 

Terry and group,

Yes, I have and use several of the Te-Ne-Ke paddles as built and sold by Dennis Foster (who lives in Mickey Mantel's house in Commerce, OK-----but that's another story:-). They are great keys and as you said, Terry, they should really appeal to the backpacker ops in the hobby. The most recently acquired key I purchased from the estate of Gene N0MQ. It was the larger paddle mounted on a base with a strap to attach it to your leg. My favorite is the mini paddle which I like to use holding it in my left hand and driving it with my right hand.

I have not seen or talked to Dennis in several years. I don't think he is still building and selling the keys. Two other items Dennis built and sold were a swr/pwr meter housed in a plastic enclosure with separate meters for swr and pwr. The other item was a tuner for a random wire antenna housed in a film canister. I have all three items but like Wayne it would take me a while to uncover them:-)

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Re: input powered LED battery Voltmeter

Jim Sheldon
 

Tom and others,
This one looks pretty good too. Actually better, from the standpoint that it can measure current as well.   Apparently from individual comments & reviews I'm seeing on the Hobby King website there aren't many instructions for hookup of this device.  If it measures current and voltage, the voltage leads need to go across the + and - terminals of the battery and the current leads need to go in series with the + lead going to the radio.  Not having one on hand (yet - I ordered a couple), I'll have to wait until my order comes in to find out what, if any documentation comes with them.  I'll report back to the list as soon as I find out if someone else doesn't do it first.
 
Jim - W0EB

> I note that MPJ is now out of stock. However, HobbyKing (caters to
> the RC model crowd) has a very similar item that also measures
> current for the same price:
>
> Amperage_Meter.html
>
> --- In 4sqrp@..., Jim Sheldon wrote:
>
 


Re: input powered LED battery Voltmeter

Tom Clifton
 

I note that MPJ is now out of stock. However, HobbyKing (caters to the RC model crowd) has a very similar item that also measures current for the same price:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17864__In_Line_Voltage_and_Amperage_Meter.html

--- In 4sqrp@..., Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

First off, I have no financial interest in Marlin P. Jones Associates (www.mpja.com) but I have bought a number of items from them over the last few years. Got their periodic e-mail flyer this morning and in it I found an item that should make monitoring your field QRP station's battery voltage a lot easier. It's a neat little 3 digit, 7 segment RED LED voltmeter that's powered from the input (measuring) leads. The logic is on the back side of the PC board (pix on the website) and it has mounting tabs on each side of the readout.

I ordered 4 of them myself. MPJA evidently hasn't worked a deal with UPS as their shipping runs a bit higher than I would like, but there are times when the item(s) ordered are worth the shipping cost IMO.

http://www.mpja.com/04-02-13.asp?r=203963&s=1#

They had around 125 in stock when I ordered my 4. Unfortunately they won't arrive in time to show off at OzarkCon, but I'll review 'em after I do get them and make sure they aren't RF noisy. They sample the input voltage at 2 per second according to the posted info. If they turn out to be quiet, they might just be the ticket to keep an eye on your battery or power supply voltage while operating.

Jim - W0EB


Re: Oink Oink! SN #156 is on the air!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Joe!
Cu at OZARKCON!!
72 Johnny AC0BQ



On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM, cornhusker <cornhusker@...> wrote:
 

Yes, I had a little problem, but #156 is squealing now! I somehow messed up T1...now fixed and 5W out and hears just fine...just need to add dabs of heatsink grease to the finals and the case labels to make it complete. Yes, it is HARD to redo T1...just take extra care when making and installing it! See you in Branson!
73, Joe K0NEB



Re: Oink Oink! SN #156 is on the air!

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Very good to hear Joe I hope to start my pig rig soon. Trying to finish K1 wish I could get down to Ozarkcon for some eyeball QSO's ...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



cornhusker wrote:

 

Yes, I had a little problem, but #156 is squealing now! I somehow messed up T1...now fixed and 5W out and hears just fine...just need to add dabs of heatsink grease to the finals and the case labels to make it complete. Yes, it is HARD to redo T1...just take extra care when making and installing it! See you in Branson!
73, Joe K0NEB


Oink Oink! SN #156 is on the air!

cornhusker
 

Yes, I had a little problem, but #156 is squealing now! I somehow messed up T1...now fixed and 5W out and hears just fine...just need to add dabs of heatsink grease to the finals and the case labels to make it complete. Yes, it is HARD to redo T1...just take extra care when making and installing it! See you in Branson!
73, Joe K0NEB


Re: Ozarkcon event question

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well guys,
The discussion sounds valid to me.
I kinda have to agree with the fact that we may not have time or a place?
I guess we could kick the subject back up a couple or three months before the next OZARKCON and see what the demand would be? What do you think Jeremy?
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Paul Smith <psmith61@...> wrote:
 

No flame suit on here but there is PLENTY of activities without adding testing... IMHO!
De Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 2, 2013, at 4:02 PM, "Mike Sanders" <k0az@...> wrote:

 

The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society OARS has ARRL VE testing
every month on the first Saturday. This is at the Barry Lawrence
County Library in MT Vernon just a block off the square. Testing
starts at 10AM sharp and walk ins are welcome. Check out the
schedule on the ARRL website. The exception being this month.
In April VE testing is done at our hamfest in Aurora held at the
Pate Early Learning Center on April 13th. Anyone interested in
more info on either testing or the hamfest can email me for
additional information or a hamfest flyer. 73, Mike

K0AZ
Mike Sanders
EM37cd SW Missouri
www.k0az.com

-----Original Message-----
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bart
Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:52 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon event question

The Joplin club holds a test session during their hamfest and I am pretty
sure during the rest of the year. They would pretty well cover the same
area that we would be covering during OzarkCon, with the exception of guys
and gals that come from outside this 4 state area for Ocon. I tend to agree
with Dave, we have a jam packed agenda and most people who are attracted to
Ocon would probably be there for the build session, forum, or vendor
availability!

We sure don't want to be taking people away from forums that the presenters
have worked on. For that matter we really don't want to take attendees away
from the vendors and the folks that have brought stuff to trade or sell.

Just my 2 cents worth!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to
my rig:-)



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

4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO View Details at
http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links



Re: Ozarkcon event question

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

I certainly don't want to dissuade anyone from conducting a testing session if someone wants to either get licensed or upgrade, but I think most Ozarkcon attendees will already be either General or Extra class anyway. The other problem is finding a quiet spot to conduct a test session, since all the areas available to us for use during the conference will be busy. You would either need to conduct it in your hotel room, or possibly in the vendor room after close of business on Saturday evening.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Ozarkcon event question

Paul Smith
 

No flame suit on here but there is PLENTY of activities without adding testing... IMHO!
De Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 2, 2013, at 4:02 PM, "Mike Sanders" <k0az@...> wrote:

 

The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society OARS has ARRL VE testing
every month on the first Saturday. This is at the Barry Lawrence
County Library in MT Vernon just a block off the square. Testing
starts at 10AM sharp and walk ins are welcome. Check out the
schedule on the ARRL website. The exception being this month.
In April VE testing is done at our hamfest in Aurora held at the
Pate Early Learning Center on April 13th. Anyone interested in
more info on either testing or the hamfest can email me for
additional information or a hamfest flyer. 73, Mike

K0AZ
Mike Sanders
EM37cd SW Missouri
www.k0az.com

-----Original Message-----
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bart
Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:52 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon event question

The Joplin club holds a test session during their hamfest and I am pretty
sure during the rest of the year. They would pretty well cover the same
area that we would be covering during OzarkCon, with the exception of guys
and gals that come from outside this 4 state area for Ocon. I tend to agree
with Dave, we have a jam packed agenda and most people who are attracted to
Ocon would probably be there for the build session, forum, or vendor
availability!

We sure don't want to be taking people away from forums that the presenters
have worked on. For that matter we really don't want to take attendees away
from the vendors and the folks that have brought stuff to trade or sell.

Just my 2 cents worth!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to
my rig:-)



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

4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO View Details at
http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links


Re: SS-40 40M Receiver Kits

w0hpe
 

Wayne- Did my order for a kit get in "under the wire"?
Tnx Jack

--- In 4sqrp@..., Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,
I've provided Terry with the remaining stock so yes there will be a few
available at OzarkCon.
72/3 es God Bless de wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Tom <kc0vsj@...> wrote:

**


I note they are currently out of stock. Any Chance they will be available
at OzarkCon?




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Re: Ozarkcon event question

Mike Sanders
 

The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society OARS has ARRL VE testing
every month on the first Saturday. This is at the Barry Lawrence
County Library in MT Vernon just a block off the square. Testing
starts at 10AM sharp and walk ins are welcome. Check out the
schedule on the ARRL website. The exception being this month.
In April VE testing is done at our hamfest in Aurora held at the
Pate Early Learning Center on April 13th. Anyone interested in
more info on either testing or the hamfest can email me for
additional information or a hamfest flyer. 73, Mike


K0AZ
Mike Sanders
EM37cd SW Missouri
www.k0az.com

-----Original Message-----
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bart
Lawson
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:52 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon event question

The Joplin club holds a test session during their hamfest and I am pretty
sure during the rest of the year. They would pretty well cover the same
area that we would be covering during OzarkCon, with the exception of guys
and gals that come from outside this 4 state area for Ocon. I tend to agree
with Dave, we have a jam packed agenda and most people who are attracted to
Ocon would probably be there for the build session, forum, or vendor
availability!

We sure don't want to be taking people away from forums that the presenters
have worked on. For that matter we really don't want to take attendees away
from the vendors and the folks that have brought stuff to trade or sell.

Just my 2 cents worth!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to
my rig:-)



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

4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO View Details at
http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links


Re: Ozarkcon event question

W0IIT
 

The Joplin club holds a test session during their hamfest and I am pretty sure during the rest of the year. They would pretty well cover the same area that we would be covering during OzarkCon, with the exception of guys and gals that come from outside this 4 state area for Ocon. I tend to agree with Dave, we have a jam packed agenda and most people who are attracted to Ocon would probably be there for the build session, forum, or vendor availability!

We sure don't want to be taking people away from forums that the presenters have worked on. For that matter we really don't want to take attendees away from the vendors and the folks that have brought stuff to trade or sell.

Just my 2 cents worth!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Re: [QRP-L] Outboard/Inboard RIT for Pig Rig…Possible ?

Chuck Carpenter
 

Steve,

From what I've seen of the circuit, you have a simple VXO that you use to set the frequency. Don't know how sharp the crystal filter is, but you could replace the frequency set capacitor with a panel capacitor and adjust the frequency a little bit that way. If you go too far either side of the filter center ferquency, the signal level will drop off, I think.

I just built a PigRig and got it on the air, but I often have to copy stations that are not quite on my freq 7030.7 and the pitch/tone is out of whack. It would be nice to be able to vary that, but have no idea of what might be involved.

Suggestions?

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX