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Re: Antenna at Ozarkcon

Johnny AC0BQ
 

It was a vertical from Bill in Augusta, I think.
I have one that is easy to dismantle.
I also have a imitation mag loop that might be good?
Johnny 

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:02 PM psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

The last few years someone brought a vertical antenna to use on the club station. Does anyone know who that was? I talked to Bart and health permitting, he sure wants to be "Station Master" again this year.

If anyone knows of this antenna please email me or call.

Thanks Paul Smith N0NBD


Ozarkcon Chairman


n0nbd@...


620-432-1586

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Re: SSS Results

Gary Ekker <gardenerguy8@...>
 

???    Did I submit my score to the right page?

72,
Gary/KF7WNS

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Congrats Bill, good Job!
Glad to see all the activity!
Just good old Sunday night fun!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

First of all, let me congratulate Bill, KV6Z, on winning the February
Second Sunday Sprint with a whopping 21 QSO points. Bill's certificate
will be arriving shortly, hopefully today. Coming in second was Johnny,
AC0BQ, with 14 points. There was a three-way tie for third place:
Darryl (KK5IB), Wayne (NQ0RP), and Jody (K3JZD), all with 8 QSO points.
Congratulations to all.

Newcomers this month include Rocky (AF5AF), Jeff (N0MII), Ken (KE4RG),
and John (AL7JK). I think Rocky tried with no success last month but he
came through with 6 points this month. I believe Jeff is in a similar
situation - listened in the past but no QSO points until now. Ken hails
from Gretna, Virginia. And John (AL7JK) made it through all the way
from Alaska to Oregon, working Gary KF7WNS. Welcome to all the
newcomers. Please mark your calendars and join us in March.

Speaking of March, next month's contest is the first one of 2017 in
which daylight saving time is in effect (and the last one prior to
Ozarkcon). The extra hour of sunlight may change the bands a little.
20M might stay open a little longer and 80M may not be as active. The
only way to tell is to tune in and try your luck.

Thanks to all for the great participation this month. Let's keep it up
or increase it in March. Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest coordinator

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Antenna at Ozarkcon

Paul Smith
 

The last few years someone brought a vertical antenna to use on the club station. Does anyone know who that was? I talked to Bart and health permitting, he sure wants to be "Station Master" again this year.

If anyone knows of this antenna please email me or call.

Thanks Paul Smith N0NBD


Ozarkcon Chairman


n0nbd@...


620-432-1586


Re: SSS Results

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Bill, good Job!
Glad to see all the activity!
Just good old Sunday night fun!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

First of all, let me congratulate Bill, KV6Z, on winning the February
Second Sunday Sprint with a whopping 21 QSO points. Bill's certificate
will be arriving shortly, hopefully today. Coming in second was Johnny,
AC0BQ, with 14 points. There was a three-way tie for third place:
Darryl (KK5IB), Wayne (NQ0RP), and Jody (K3JZD), all with 8 QSO points.
Congratulations to all.

Newcomers this month include Rocky (AF5AF), Jeff (N0MII), Ken (KE4RG),
and John (AL7JK). I think Rocky tried with no success last month but he
came through with 6 points this month. I believe Jeff is in a similar
situation - listened in the past but no QSO points until now. Ken hails
from Gretna, Virginia. And John (AL7JK) made it through all the way
from Alaska to Oregon, working Gary KF7WNS. Welcome to all the
newcomers. Please mark your calendars and join us in March.

Speaking of March, next month's contest is the first one of 2017 in
which daylight saving time is in effect (and the last one prior to
Ozarkcon). The extra hour of sunlight may change the bands a little.
20M might stay open a little longer and 80M may not be as active. The
only way to tell is to tune in and try your luck.

Thanks to all for the great participation this month. Let's keep it up
or increase it in March. Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest coordinator

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SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

First of all, let me congratulate Bill, KV6Z, on winning the February Second Sunday Sprint with a whopping 21 QSO points. Bill's certificate will be arriving shortly, hopefully today. Coming in second was Johnny, AC0BQ, with 14 points. There was a three-way tie for third place: Darryl (KK5IB), Wayne (NQ0RP), and Jody (K3JZD), all with 8 QSO points. Congratulations to all.

Newcomers this month include Rocky (AF5AF), Jeff (N0MII), Ken (KE4RG), and John (AL7JK). I think Rocky tried with no success last month but he came through with 6 points this month. I believe Jeff is in a similar situation - listened in the past but no QSO points until now. Ken hails from Gretna, Virginia. And John (AL7JK) made it through all the way from Alaska to Oregon, working Gary KF7WNS. Welcome to all the newcomers. Please mark your calendars and join us in March.

Speaking of March, next month's contest is the first one of 2017 in which daylight saving time is in effect (and the last one prior to Ozarkcon). The extra hour of sunlight may change the bands a little. 20M might stay open a little longer and 80M may not be as active. The only way to tell is to tune in and try your luck.

Thanks to all for the great participation this month. Let's keep it up or increase it in March. Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest coordinator


Re: BJ and defective IRF510

Jim M. <hotrods.2@...>
 

Thanks for the tip. Going to start to replace my IRF510 also

Jim/KD0MXD/73/72


 

I got some spare IRF510s today and replaced the polarity protection device that was heating up. Now running cool. Receiver working fine. Getting ready to put it back in the case. Still don't know why the first one blew up but this time wore a static wrist band just in case. May add a cap and resistor to the circuit if it happens again. Just bought some smd PPD kits from John, KC9ON, and could just put one of those in the circuit too as his boards have the cap, resistor, and a diode on the board besides the mosfet, all to prevent static damage to the mosfet. The smd kits are good practice soldering smd's too, and only $3.50 plus minimal shipping.

Dave K8WPE

Dave K8WPE



SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Wow! There were 14 entries this month. That's fantastic! For a moment, I thought there were 15 entries, but I discovered Johnny (AC0BQ) was a dupe (nothing personal, Johnny. None of us thinks of you as a dupe-hi).

Unfortunately, I am busy this morning and everyone will have to wait for the official announcement of the February winner. I encourage you to log onto qrpcontest.com and read the soapbox comments. They add a personal touch to an otherwise sterile numeric score.

I will get back from my morning errands in a couple of hours and hope to have the results posted before noon. Unless I missed something, I believe there were 4 new participants this month. They will be highlighted when I make my official report later today.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


BJ and defective IRF510

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

I got some spare IRF510s today and replaced the polarity protection device that was heating up. Now running cool. Receiver working fine. Getting ready to put it back in the case. Still don't know why the first one blew up but this time wore a static wrist band just in case. May add a cap and resistor to the circuit if it happens again. Just bought some smd PPD kits from John, KC9ON, and could just put one of those in the circuit too as his boards have the cap, resistor, and a diode on the board besides the mosfet, all to prevent static damage to the mosfet. The smd kits are good practice soldering smd's too, and only $3.50 plus minimal shipping.

Dave K8WPE

Dave K8WPE


N0NBD on 3564

WA0ITP
 

Good sigs in the heartland tonight
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Thank you for the Kitter response

Walter - K5EST
 

Just a note to say thank you for the great response of volunteers to be Kitters for our 4SQRP kits that help fund the premier QRP Conference in the Midwest.....Ozarkcon.

4SQRP is strong because of our high volunteer base.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at Ozarkcon.

72/73....Walter Dufrain - K5EST   ..  4SQRP Kit Mgr


Re: SSS

Paul Smith
 

Hello Ken,

I think I heard you once but not well enough to make a qso. This SSS is absolutely the only "contest" I ever do. I usually AVOID contests by going to 30 meters. I do enjoy the 4SQRP SSS cause it is like working friends. Ill listen harder next time . Oh I had never heard of moving after calling cq..... I usually sit on 3564 or 7122 or real close to work 4State guys.... Last night I worked Bill then someone called him on frequency so I moved to 40 meters..... Great fun de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'Ken Talbott' ktalbott@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 3:11 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; dekle@...
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] SSS
 
 

Thanks Bill.  I had a CWops CWA instructor that was rather rabid about insisting that we QSY at least 2 kHz after calling CQ.  I prefer search and pounce over running anyway, especially in a new-to-me contest.  This was my first effort in SSS.  Next month I will go to other operating location with much better antenna!  I will be looking for you.

73 de ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 9:30 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Ken Talbott
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] SSS

 

 

Hi Ken,

Nice to work you in the SSS. It amazes me how fast the bands can change.
Some time ago, if I heard nothing, I would turn the radio off. Now, if I
hear nothing, I wait. When the band comes back, work as many as you can as
fast as you can.

Our second QSO was much more enjoyable. Thanks.

As far as the "sprintiness" of any contest is concerned, I just read and
follow the rules that the contest coordinator sets for any particular
contest. It's just a name. The only rule I would change is to award an
additional 20 points to any station in Oklahoma that has a "6" in their
call.

73
Bill
KV6Z

uld
> Question: Is the SSS truly a Sprint in
> which the op calling CQ must QSY after
> every contact?
>
>
>
> I heard Paul but QSB was so bad I could
> not work him. Then I managed to squeak
> out a QSL with KV6Z (RST 449), twenty
> minutes later I worked him again 599 in
> VA! Yeah a dupe, but the band had
> improved so much I wanted to say hello!
>
>
>
> Ken ke4rg
>
>
>
>
>
> From: 4sqrp@...
> [mailto:4sqrp@...]
> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16 PM
> To: 4sqrp@...
> Subject: [4sqrp] SSS
>
>
>
>
>
> The SSS was fun. The bands were better
> that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed
> it much de Paul N0NBD
>
>
>
> Sent from Outlook
> <http://aka.ms/weboutlook>
>
>
>
>


Re: SSS

Ken Talbott
 

Thanks Bill.  I had a CWops CWA instructor that was rather rabid about insisting that we QSY at least 2 kHz after calling CQ.  I prefer search and pounce over running anyway, especially in a new-to-me contest.  This was my first effort in SSS.  Next month I will go to other operating location with much better antenna!  I will be looking for you.

73 de ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 9:30 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Ken Talbott
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] SSS

 

 

Hi Ken,

Nice to work you in the SSS. It amazes me how fast the bands can change.
Some time ago, if I heard nothing, I would turn the radio off. Now, if I
hear nothing, I wait. When the band comes back, work as many as you can as
fast as you can.

Our second QSO was much more enjoyable. Thanks.

As far as the "sprintiness" of any contest is concerned, I just read and
follow the rules that the contest coordinator sets for any particular
contest. It's just a name. The only rule I would change is to award an
additional 20 points to any station in Oklahoma that has a "6" in their
call.

73
Bill
KV6Z

uld
> Question: Is the SSS truly a Sprint in
> which the op calling CQ must QSY after
> every contact?
>
>
>
> I heard Paul but QSB was so bad I could
> not work him. Then I managed to squeak
> out a QSL with KV6Z (RST 449), twenty
> minutes later I worked him again 599 in
> VA! Yeah a dupe, but the band had
> improved so much I wanted to say hello!
>
>
>
> Ken ke4rg
>
>
>
>
>
> From: 4sqrp@...
> [mailto:4sqrp@...]
> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16 PM
> To: 4sqrp@...
> Subject: [4sqrp] SSS
>
>
>
>
>
> The SSS was fun. The bands were better
> that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed
> it much de Paul N0NBD
>
>
>
> Sent from Outlook
> <http://aka.ms/weboutlook>
>
>
>
>


Re: SSS

dekle@...
 

Hi Ken,

Nice to work you in the SSS. It amazes me how fast the bands can change.
Some time ago, if I heard nothing, I would turn the radio off. Now, if I
hear nothing, I wait. When the band comes back, work as many as you can as
fast as you can.

Our second QSO was much more enjoyable. Thanks.

As far as the "sprintiness" of any contest is concerned, I just read and
follow the rules that the contest coordinator sets for any particular
contest. It's just a name. The only rule I would change is to award an
additional 20 points to any station in Oklahoma that has a "6" in their
call.

73
Bill
KV6Z



uld

Question: Is the SSS truly a Sprint in
which the op calling CQ must QSY after
every contact?



I heard Paul but QSB was so bad I could
not work him. Then I managed to squeak
out a QSL with KV6Z (RST 449), twenty
minutes later I worked him again 599 in
VA! Yeah a dupe, but the band had
improved so much I wanted to say hello!



Ken ke4rg





From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16 PM
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS





The SSS was fun. The bands were better
that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed
it much de Paul N0NBD



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Re: SSS

John Lonigro
 

Good morning all.  Glad to hear the bands weren't as bad as usual this month.

The SSS has no QSY requirement.  Dupes (same station, same band) are not allowed, even if separated by an hour and are on different frequencies (in the same band).  We try to make this EASY other than due to band conditions, which I have no control over.

Please remember to send in your scores by Tuesday evening.  I'll be tabulating results and making the February certificate early Wednesday morning. Go to qrpcontest.com to do that.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


On 02/12/2017 11:08 PM, 'Ken Talbott' ktalbott@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Question:  Is the SSS truly a Sprint in which the op calling CQ must QSY after every contact?

 

I heard Paul but QSB was so bad I could not work him.  Then I managed to squeak out a QSL with KV6Z (RST 449), twenty minutes later I worked him again 599 in VA!  Yeah a dupe, but the band had improved so much I wanted to say hello!

 

Ken ke4rg

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS

 

 

The SSS was fun. The bands were better that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed it much de Paul N0NBD

 

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Re: SSS

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

I haven't been doing the SSS but will start after the success I had this evening.
I am really enjoying playing with the Bayou Jumper...had three 4SQRP member contacts at one sitting.
Still having trouble remembering to SWITCH back to receive and wondering where everyone went...DOOH!
Also, the regen is a challenge to tune in but me thinks that will come with more experience.
Will be back next month...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 Feb 12, 2017, at 21:15, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

The SSS was fun. The bands were better that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed it much de Paul N0NBD


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Re: SSS

Ken Talbott
 

Question:  Is the SSS truly a Sprint in which the op calling CQ must QSY after every contact?

 

I heard Paul but QSB was so bad I could not work him.  Then I managed to squeak out a QSL with KV6Z (RST 449), twenty minutes later I worked him again 599 in VA!  Yeah a dupe, but the band had improved so much I wanted to say hello!

 

Ken ke4rg

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS

 

 

The SSS was fun. The bands were better that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed it much de Paul N0NBD

 

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Re: SSS

AG1P Ron
 

Glad you did good!  I struck out again.  I heard you and Charles but no one responded.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:16 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS

 

 

The SSS was fun. The bands were better that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed it much de Paul N0NBD

 

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Re: Consider being a Kitter

Robert Rode <Midnitetoaker1958@...>
 

Hey, tell me more, interested,...I have "kitted" R/C Airplanes before and sold them at Model " swap-fests,..  Robert /  W9ESX Chicago...

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Walter,
Sign me up.

NA1MH



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: 2/12/17 1:04 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: [4sqrp] Consider being a Kitter

 

Several new kits are in the works and kitters are a very important part of the many folks that make Ozarkcon possible.

Helping with the kitting process only takes a few hours a week for the most part and helps so many Hams enjoy building projects that are affordable and useful. We sell kits worldwide which helps keep the kit prices down.

There is no dollar investment required from you.

If you would like to join in the fun by being a kitter and help keep Ozarkcon the premier QRP Conference in the Midwest, please contact me.

72/73....Walter Dufrain - K5EST  ...  4SQRP Kit Mgr



Re: SSS

Gary Ekker <gardenerguy8@...>
 

Hi Paul,  

One of these days we are going to connect.  Tonight I heard you working W2SH.  Gave you several calls, but alas you didn't hear me.  I'll try again next months SSS.

72, 
Gary/KF7WNS

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The SSS was fun. The bands were better that they have been for weeks. I enjoyed it much de Paul N0NBD


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Re: Consider being a Kitter

davemrtn
 

Walter,
Sign me up.

NA1MH



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: 2/12/17 1:04 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Consider being a Kitter

 

Several new kits are in the works and kitters are a very important part of the many folks that make Ozarkcon possible.

Helping with the kitting process only takes a few hours a week for the most part and helps so many Hams enjoy building projects that are affordable and useful. We sell kits worldwide which helps keep the kit prices down.

There is no dollar investment required from you.

If you would like to join in the fun by being a kitter and help keep Ozarkcon the premier QRP Conference in the Midwest, please contact me.

72/73....Walter Dufrain - K5EST  ...  4SQRP Kit Mgr

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