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Re: Good Morning Lil of World

Donald Sanders
 

Well it was 45 F here in South Florida this morning in Port St Lucie according to West Palm Fl TV, WPTV.  Yes, it gets cold here also. Fortunately no snow or ice. 



Dr. Don W4BWS

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

T's a 48 - 40 day.. wow 48F and 40 mph breezes.. and .. it seems to have blown the sun away.. well.. of course not.. however.. we ARE changing our AIR supply for fresher cleaner air...



MAKE is a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



Good Morning Lil of World

Dale Putnam
 

T's a 48 - 40 day.. wow 48F and 40 mph breezes.. and .. it seems to have blown the sun away.. well.. of course not.. however.. we ARE changing our AIR supply for fresher cleaner air...



MAKE is a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Re: SSS

Jim, N5IB
 

Managed to work KV6Z with QSB, and heard N0NBD but only a few other faint signals. Propagation wasn't nearly as good as the night or two before, and I turned in before the last 30 minutes.

Yep, we have to remember tune a bit after calling CQ, and to call 3x3 when answering one to give folks time to tune some. At least the Rx bandwidth is WIDE  :^))  

N5IB






Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

If you haven't done so already, please send in your score, certainly by tomorrow night. I'll be reporting the results Wednesday morning.

If you wish to report a score of "0", just to show you were trying, be my guest, but I believe participation is good enough to continue the SSS for another year. I may ask you to report zero scores later in the year, if the participation is in question. I'd sure like to see 15-20 people (or more) sending in scores each month.

I had the radio on for about 30 minutes before the phone rang last night. I heard Paul N0NBD around 7.122, but I didn't get his complete callsign and his signal was way in the noise. That's about all I heard. I don't have an 80M antenna and am unable to comment on that band's condition.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


fs: Flex 6300/Icom 7800/Icom PW1/Elecraft k3

glennj.donofri@...
 

Email: k4leo.e@...
Anan 200D: $2600, ANAN-100D SDR: $1,250
Yaesu FTDX 5000MP: $2,600, Yaesu FTDX-3000: $1,500
Flex 5000A: $1,600, Flex 6500: $2,500, Flex 6300:$1,800
Icom PW1: $2,200 , Icom 7600: $1800 , Icom 7800: $3,600
Alpha 9500 $4,000 , Alpha 8410 with 4CX1000A tubes: $2,600
ACOM 2000A: $3900 ,Acom 1000 Amp : $1,600
Elecraft k3: $1800, Elecraft KX3: $1600
Ameritron AL-1500: $1700 ,Ameritron AL-82: $1,300
Commander 2500: $1,400
Ten-Tec Orion II
Kenwood TS-2000LE,Kenwodd TS-950SDX,Kenwood TS 990
SteppIR 4 Element

Thanks,
Email: k4leo.e@...
K4LEO
WILLIAM E HENDERSON
TX 76518
73



Re: SSS

Paul Smith
 

I checked down to 7121 several times. I will remember to slow down for Jumpers tuning

de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of RWeeks neotoxo54@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 3:17 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS
 
 

Well, I hung out for about 45 minutes calling CQ on 7.121.025ish...freq seems to vary by a few hertz but the Reverse Beacons spotted me at 7.121.100...
Anyway, I did have a couple of answers but dialing them in on the regen is horse of a different color.  So I use my IC-760 with fldigi to spot the sigs but they were just too weak to copy...even with all the filters fldigi couldn't pull them out...but I could tell they were there...
SO, I will have to remember to give a long enough reply or call to allow other BJ'ers the time needed to dial in my signal...hopefully they will return the favor.
Enjoying the challenge. 72s

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On Jan 8, 2017, at 20:15, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: SSS

Paul Smith
 

Hello John,

I was disappointed, I thought I would work a BUNCH of Jumpers but no soap. I will haunt 7122 this week to try to work a few. Gear here was KX2 and Doublet 5 watts.

de Paul N0NBD


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From: John R. Lonigro
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 3:32 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS
 

Paul:

I almost heard you here in Kirkwood, MO.  At least I heard "N0N__" and figured it was you.  But you were in the mud and then you disappeared.  Then I got on the phone with my kids and just got off around 9:15.  I listened around 7.122 for about 30 minutes with my bandwidth set high, plus I scanned back and forth about 10 kHz, in case I heard a Bayou Jumper.  Unless you were using one, I didn't hear any.

72,

John AA0VE


On 01/08/2017 08:15 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Dennis Gaskill
 

Here's the low pass filter I am looking to build.
It's built in an Altoids can so it must be official QRP equipment !

Dennis KC0IFQ

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:09 AM, John Raynsford <al7jk@...> wrote:
Thanks for the link Dennis, KC0IFQ. Rummaged through
some boxes and dug out my Palomar Engineers VLF
converter, listening to Dutch Harbor on 283 khz. Haven't
tuned through those frequencies in years !

72/73 to all  de AL7JK



On Monday, December 26, 2016 5:34 AM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
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
.........................

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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: SSS

John Lonigro
 

Paul:

I almost heard you here in Kirkwood, MO.  At least I heard "N0N__" and figured it was you.  But you were in the mud and then you disappeared.  Then I got on the phone with my kids and just got off around 9:15.  I listened around 7.122 for about 30 minutes with my bandwidth set high, plus I scanned back and forth about 10 kHz, in case I heard a Bayou Jumper.  Unless you were using one, I didn't hear any.

72,

John AA0VE


On 01/08/2017 08:15 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: SSS

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

Well, I hung out for about 45 minutes calling CQ on 7.121.025ish...freq seems to vary by a few hertz but the Reverse Beacons spotted me at 7.121.100...
Anyway, I did have a couple of answers but dialing them in on the regen is horse of a different color.  So I use my IC-760 with fldigi to spot the sigs but they were just too weak to copy...even with all the filters fldigi couldn't pull them out...but I could tell they were there...
SO, I will have to remember to give a long enough reply or call to allow other BJ'ers the time needed to dial in my signal...hopefully they will return the favor.
Enjoying the challenge. 72s

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On Jan 8, 2017, at 20:15, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: SSS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Guys
The BJ SSS was fun!!
I know that isn't exactly what it was!!
I had a plan to use my KX-3 and work a pile of you guys, well I don't think 4 would make a pile!!
I heard a lot more than I got answers back from,
So I jumped to 80 and grabbed a couple more!!
It was fun, keep those jumpers fired up, makes for quite a pile up around 7.122!!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 8:15 PM Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


























































I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD










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Re: SSS

kb4qqj
 

Thanks to AC0BQ and KV6Z for dropping (I was a fair piece out of his PB) down to my rock freq I've managed two on the Bayou Jumper....still swinging.

Randy_KB4QQJ
00?....maybe
(Names hidden to protect other double naughts)


Re: SSS

Everett Catlin
 

N0NBD Hi my call is N5MZX. I heard your signal in Columbia, Tn. you were a 459. I enjoy QRP but my code speed suck after health problems. I am a member of qrparci no. 5770 and flying pigs no 1192

73 Everett catlin n5mzx



From: "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 2:15 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS

 
I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD

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SSS

Paul Smith
 

I stuck it out for an hour and made one contact. I heard a few other signals but not strong enough to work. Ill be hanging in the 7122 area for Jumpers tomorrow. de Paul N0NBD


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Re: Bayou Jumper Regen setup

 

Thanks to the input of everyone, I have my BJ regen tweaked in. The
range is approximately 7.000 MHx to 7.138 MHz.

Initially the midway point on the dial was about 7.400 MHz and
compressing the 19 turns brought it close to 7.050 MHz. Then I found
the 0 point was well below the bottom of the band. So a bit more
tweaking with the turns and C30 it is where I want it for now. It helps
to have a K3 along with a P3 panadapter to figure out where the
oscillator is!

With just an alligator clip I was receiving several CW stations so this
is a hot receiver.

My regneration control is at around the 3 O'clock point when oscillation
begins but I haven't tried tweaking it per the manual yet.

I have a head cold as of this morning and I probably shouldn't have
fooled with it at all as I need to look for a white Sharpie to color in
a scratch I made. At least now it's personalized. Sigh...

72, Nate

--

"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: 80 meter QRP transceiver

keith ford
 

Okay, I did not see kits on the site,  I built a 1340 in 97, mine was pretty hot, I got 5.8 watts out. 

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, 16:32, JAMES DAVIDSON jddavidson72@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

ten tec still selling the 1380. have the 1340 i bulit in the 70 S    great little rig   3 watts out


Elecraft KX-1 Tri-Band W/Tuner

Tim N9PUZ
 

LOWER PRICE BEFORE IT GOES TO THE OTHER SITES OR eBay...

FOR SALE: Elecraft KX-1 Tri-Band W/Tuner

It may be freezing cold out today but shortly you'll be wanting to head out to the deck, the local park, or the woods to play radio.

FOR SALE is my Elecraft Model KX-1 transceiver in great working order (recently tuned up by Don, W3FPR)

Offer Includes:

- Elecraft KX-1 Portable Transceiver
- 40M, 30M, 20M band coverage (Basic radio plus has KXB30 installed)
- Internal Tuner (KXAT1 installed)
- Elecraft KXPD1 integrated Paddles

NEW, LOWER PRICE: $385.00 USD including shipping to a US address.

If interested contact me DIRECT: tim.n9puz at gmail.com

Thanks for reading!

Tim


Re: 80 meter QRP transceiver

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

ten tec still selling the 1380. have the 1340 i bulit in the 70 S    great little rig   3 watts out


I still have some vernier drives left

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hi Chuck,
 
I still have some vernier reduction drives left if that would help.
 
 
Phil
member 4SQRP
member W0UK Club



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Re: 80 meter QRP transceiver

James Shipley
 

Consider the MKARS80. There is an optional CW adapter too.


On Jan 7, 2017 10:45 PM, "'Ken Talbott' ktalbott@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Elecraft K1!

Ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: January 7, 2017 16:17
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 meter QRP transceiver

 

 

Any suggestions?

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