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[QRP-L] NAQCC Sprint Tuesday night!

Wayne Dillon
 



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Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Subject: [QRP-L] NAQCC Sprint Tuesday night!
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NAQCC Sprint Tuesday night!

Our April sprint is this coming Tuesday evening local time (April 09, EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM), which translates as Wednesday April 10, 0030 to 0230Z in all cases.

I will refer you to the proper URL:

http://naqcc.info/sprint201304.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!).  A Certificate for top score in the GAIN antenna category.

Prizes:  Too many to list!! - check out the prizes page on our website.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight key and bug fans.  All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE!  Now is your chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!!  We currently have 6610+ members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 93 Countries.  Sign up on the NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate, with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time!

72/73 de Dave VA3RJ
NAQCC #0004

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http://naqcc.info/

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PigRig program button stopped working

w1sfr <steverob@...>
 

I decided to try to realign my xmit freq and adjusted the cap so I heard a good signal on 7030.7 on my big rig.

After doing that, I put everything back together and hooked it up and now I don't have any control of my keyer.

What should I look for?

Steve
W1SFR


TWO RMR rpts in 1

Dale Putnam
 

Reports for this week.. of 4-2 and 4-4
 
One can really see the difference a day or two can make in band conditions..
On the 2nd the band was good, with:
N4RLO IN
K6OIO CA
K0DTJ CA
AA7CUR AZ
AA7EQ AR
KG0YR MO
AF9W AZ
N6MY AZ
AD7BP WA (who is getting much improved compared to the first check in)
 
All checking in with good signals. Hope I didn't miss anyone. Coincedentally, I started the net a bit early
too.  With that for a start, the net started on Thurs a bit early.. not as much as I'd wanted to, tho.
But the band wasn't cooperating very well, with signals off, and higher power needed to maintain
through deep QSB fades.
AF9W
AC5EH
K0DTJ
K7WMA
W3HZZ (we kept trying and made it.. in spite of the QSB)
 
We swapped a few numbers, and compared temps. 

With Spring coming on strong, maybe we could compare gardens next week?
Hope to see you Tuesday... 14.0625 at your speed, starting at 2050z or 2:50pm MT.

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


Re: Branson bound!

Tom <n2uhc@...>
 

I'm leaving in just a few minutes. Can't wait to get there!

Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Branson bound!

Jeremy Utley
 

WA6CML & I pulling out of Iola at around 11am or so.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 4/4/2013 8:42 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
 

On 04/04/2013 06:42, nm0s_qrp wrote:
>
>
> Hitting the road on a couple hours. See you all there!

I plan to leave in the morning, should get there around noon.

--
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St. Paul, KS



Re: OzarkCon Update

Jeremy Utley
 

I'll have my FT-817 set up, I hope (a lot depends on if I can get the battery to hold a decent charge).  I'll probably work 40m somewhere around 7.285 tomorrow night with my dummy load, or 80m around 3.985.  Both LSB, of course.  Maybe we can get a few of us together for a good old-fasioned room-to-room rag chew with the dummy loads!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 4/4/2013 6:20 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
 
So far it's a CW event to take place on or about 7.040. Don't see why SSB won't work as well but they will have to pick a frequency somewhere in the General portion of one of the phone bands.  See www.ozarkcon.com and click on the "Dummy load QSO party link"
 
Jim - W0EB

> There was talk of a dummy load SSB QSO Party.  Has a frequency been
> determined for this event?  I actually packed my microphone, just
> in case.
>
> 72,
>
> John AA0VE
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Call freq for OZARKCON?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group 
Is the call freq 7.122?
Tnx
Johnny AC0BQ





Re: Branson bound!

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/04/2013 06:42, nm0s_qrp wrote:


Hitting the road on a couple hours. See you all there!
I plan to leave in the morning, should get there around noon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: OzarkCon Update

Wayne Dillon
 

But you made it into the 40m net and that counts!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM, bcdlr <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

I'm leaving tomorrow morning early. Google says about six hours.

So, why is today taking so long!!

73
Dan -- KB9JLO

PS Terry missed you last night on the net. Between the static crashes and the antenna not loading up good I was doomed.




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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
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OzarkCon Withdrawal Symptoms

KK0S
 

My thumb and index fingers have a nasty twitch tonight as I would normally be already packed up and ready to pull out tomorrow AM for the great gathering of the clan again this year in Branson. Alas! Too much work and too little time... I did get out to the shack this evening and worked a quickie on 7123 (a QRO mobile NR Nashville, TN) trying to remedy this twitch. I'm really going to miss you all - 72

Bruce - KKoS


Re: OzarkCon Update

Jim Sheldon
 

So far it's a CW event to take place on or about 7.040. Don't see why SSB won't work as well but they will have to pick a frequency somewhere in the General portion of one of the phone bands.  See www.ozarkcon.com and click on the "Dummy load QSO party link"
 
Jim - W0EB

> There was talk of a dummy load SSB QSO Party.  Has a frequency been
> determined for this event?  I actually packed my microphone, just
> in case.
>
> 72,
>
> John AA0VE
>
>
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Re: OzarkCon Update

John Lonigro
 

There was talk of a dummy load SSB QSO Party. Has a frequency been determined for this event? I actually packed my microphone, just in case.

72,

John AA0VE


FOXHUNT

Dale Putnam
 

The Last FOXHUNT OF the season... with the Extravaganza coming along before too long.. (my withdrawl is starting already)... when does the summer season start again?
Wait.. back to what's at hand.... the hunt for tonight. 80m 7pm MT, +/- 10 from 3560
We have a fine pair of foxii, somewhere in the window,
Good Luck to each.. and let's make it a good one for all.


Have a great day,
 
 
--...   ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org

 
 


Re: OzarkCon Update

Dan Reynolds
 

I'm leaving tomorrow morning early. Google says about six hours.

So, why is today taking so long!!

73
Dan -- KB9JLO

PS Terry missed you last night on the net. Between the static crashes and the antenna not loading up good I was doomed.


Re: OzarkCon Update

Phil Anderson
 


THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK TERRY, UNK PHIL
 
 
 


Re: Piggy Progress

Charlie Vest
 

The 3 terminal LM317 is easy to overlook , since it is in a package just like all of the transistors . So be sure and check the numbers on your transistors to make sure one of them isn't the LM317 .

It all went pretty smoothly for me on the transformers once I just took a step back slowed down and did it word by word and picture by picture .

Take your time and you will have a nice rig . Have a receiver sitting on the piggy factory frequency right now and most of the time I am in the shack .

Charlie , W5COV

On 4/4/2013 11:28 AM, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:
 

It took me even a bit longer to get where you are.  I am missing the three terminal LM317L regulator, but think I have now identified everything else.  Can some tell me Diz's email address?

Hope to get back to construction this afternoon.  The two transformers were a total bear, but hopefully they are finally correct.  Make sure you look at the picture of T2 before you start winding and installing it,  For some reason the light didn't go on until I saw the picture on the next page,

73 de Lee
KM4YY
Prospective PigRig 157

On 4/4/2013 12:24 AM, Louis Axeman wrote:
 
Greetings,
 
After only about ten hours checking parts, labeling parts, etc., etc., all the 1/8 watt resistors are soldered in their places -- I hope all the correct places -- on #204: slow progress, but progress nonetheless.
 
72/73,
Lou, N8LA 



Re: Wed Nite 80M CW Net

Wayne Dillon
 

Good net Terry, considering the limitations I'd say you did an outstanding job.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM, <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Last night's net was a lesson in reception and copying CW. Lots of QRN and QSB here in Branson. Additionally my ant is short on 80M and not too efficient. http://www.wa0itp.com/stonecastle_ant.html

It was a struggle on this end and I'm sri if I missed some of you who tried to make it in. Thanks to all who stuck with me to complete the contact. Some were very strong, including WR9H, W4RK, K2HT, but most took all the gain and pain managment I could muster. Sounded like it's time for a hard limiter between the earphones and the rig.

K0N will be on the air this weekend and several ops will be using WQ5RP also, so pse look for them around the watering holes, and on QRPspots.com.

Checking in were:
W4RTK Bill JEFFERSON CITY, MO
K2HT Dick WELLSVILLE, MO
WB0QQT Steve Lincoln
WR9H Herb Rockford, Il
KB4QQJ Randy Burlington, NC
KD4OBQ Pat Cheyenne, OK
W2SH Charles Millington, NJ
W0PFO Ray Springfield
KC0JQH Kim BONDURANT, IA

Thank you agn es hope to cu next week.

72 Terry WAØITP




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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Wed Nite 80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

Last night's net was a lesson in reception and copying CW. Lots of QRN and QSB here in Branson. Additionally my ant is short on 80M and not too efficient. http://www.wa0itp.com/stonecastle_ant.html

It was a struggle on this end and I'm sri if I missed some of you who tried to make it in. Thanks to all who stuck with me to complete the contact. Some were very strong, including WR9H, W4RK, K2HT, but most took all the gain and pain managment I could muster. Sounded like it's time for a hard limiter between the earphones and the rig.

K0N will be on the air this weekend and several ops will be using WQ5RP also, so pse look for them around the watering holes, and on QRPspots.com.

Checking in were:
W4RTK Bill JEFFERSON CITY, MO
K2HT Dick WELLSVILLE, MO
WB0QQT Steve Lincoln
WR9H Herb Rockford, Il
KB4QQJ Randy Burlington, NC
KD4OBQ Pat Cheyenne, OK
W2SH Charles Millington, NJ
W0PFO Ray Springfield
KC0JQH Kim BONDURANT, IA

Thank you agn es hope to cu next week.

72 Terry WAØITP


Have fun in Branson!

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

I wanted to wish you all a great time in Branson this weekend. I had a great time last year but unfortunately work and a number of other responsibilities just made it impossible this year. I hope to manage some air time this weekend though, so may hear K0N and WQ5RP.

73 and have fun,
Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City, OK


Re: Piggy Progress

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

It took me even a bit longer to get where you are.  I am missing the three terminal LM317L regulator, but think I have now identified everything else.  Can some tell me Diz's email address?

Hope to get back to construction this afternoon.  The two transformers were a total bear, but hopefully they are finally correct.  Make sure you look at the picture of T2 before you start winding and installing it,  For some reason the light didn't go on until I saw the picture on the next page,

73 de Lee
KM4YY
Prospective PigRig 157

On 4/4/2013 12:24 AM, Louis Axeman wrote:
 
Greetings,
 
After only about ten hours checking parts, labeling parts, etc., etc., all the 1/8 watt resistors are soldered in their places -- I hope all the correct places -- on #204: slow progress, but progress nonetheless.
 
72/73,
Lou, N8LA