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Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

I worked two more QRP stations in the past 24 hours here in Novice Rig Roundup:


AK4JA  and  AJ4JA


Amazing coincidence. BOTH are QRP stations!!


72 - Bry, WN4NRR




From: Bob Nelson
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:05 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Bry Carling
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!
 
Oops.  I think I should have said 7163, NOT 7063.

Bob, K6KL



On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

  Here is the URL for the NRR:  www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including pictures --  if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball.  I'm using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig.  It's great to exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also work some rock steady novice era rigs.   If you really want to take a ride on the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic feelings of how it was back in the novice days.  (Call CQ on your crystal frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key. 

The best part?  it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun.  If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet and enter the fray.  This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA






How Many Bayou Jumper kits have been sold?

random.path
 

I know the first 100 went in a snap.

How many have been sold to date? 

Just recently finished mine, btw. I've been incorporating some of the ideas of other builders, like the Philmore vernier dial, calibration chart and crystal holder in the lid, and the crystal spotting ground extension. I love this little radio! Thanks to the designers and kitters for getting it out there!

One contact so far, though not with another BJ.

72
Chip
AE5KA


Movie for Bayou Jumper enthusiasts

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Watching movie on NetFlix...

"The Imitation Game"

Fun movie to watch "based on a true story" of the British trying to break the Enigma machine.

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------


For sale: VRX-1 receiver kit

bleepingbeep
 

I have an unbuilt VRX-1 receiver kit for sale. This receiver was designed by Jason, NT7S, but the kit has been retired by 4SQRP. (See the website for details.)


I just did a parts inventory. Found that the BNC jack and the audio jack were missing, so I replaced those items from my stock. Everything else on the BOM is accounted for.


$30 shipped. PayPal OK.


Thanks.


Jerry AA6KI

Tucson



Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bob Nelson
 

Oops.  I think I should have said 7163, NOT 7063.

Bob, K6KL



On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

  Here is the URL for the NRR:  www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including pictures --  if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball.  I'm using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig.  It's great to exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also work some rock steady novice era rigs.   If you really want to take a ride on the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic feelings of how it was back in the novice days.  (Call CQ on your crystal frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key. 

The best part?  it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun.  If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet and enter the fray.  This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA






Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bob Nelson
 

Good info Sam.  Tnx fer passing it along.
I expect those old slat-board designs would still
work just fine.  And for those curious enuff to look into
it, the vacuum tube is a lot easier to grok than the
physics of transistors (altho I don't mean to make it
sound like solid-state physics is impossible to understand).
And there's something comforting about the glow of
those tubes that's mighty attractive to me when operating in the evening.
Especially for tubes with a "top cap" for the plate connection.

I'm in the process of designing a xmitter right now that combines
old (vacuum tube - a 2E26) with something new (a DDS driven
signal source).

Back in the 1950's I was stuck with one xmit frequency (I think it
was 7063), because I only owned one crystal.  For a teenager,
xtal prices were just too high back then.  So I got to understand the
advantages of being able to move around with at least two or three
crystals ready to hand.

73 - Bob, K6KL



On Monday, February 20, 2017 4:03 PM, "'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Hello Bob N6KL,

The old 1950's era " slat-board " 6V6 transmitters like the one you described
that I discovered in the 1955 " ARRL How To Become A Radio Amateur " are
available as kits - should you be interested.

Go to:

http://www.nt9k.com/slatboard.html

He has other kits also including the slat-board power supply.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:34:35 PM CST
From: "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>, Bob Nelson

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Great story Bob - thanks for sharing your recollections!

We all have some kind of interesting background on how we came into the radio
hobby.

I have already worked about 10-12 QRP stations in the NRR this week.

Many QRP guys like the NRR because it is a sensible speed, and not all crazy
PLUS the ops listen VERY carefully for weaker signals since most of us are
using 25 - 35 watts

Thanks for your comments and your interest - Bry AF4K

http://NoviceRigROundup.com

NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017
novicerigroundup.com
ANNOUNCING NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017!!! The dates are 0000 UTC on FEB 18 through
2359 UTC on FEB 26, 2017 - that is 9 full days (UTC.) GOOD NEWS: THIS WILL
COVER two ...

________________________________
From: Bob Nelson
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 2:25 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Bry Carling
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Wish I still had my Novice rig. it was a 6V6 xtal oscillator built
on two strips of 1x2 wood, from an idea in an issue of CQ magazine of
about 1951 or 1952 vintage, IIRC. But I built it about 1956 - when I was a
bona fide Novice.
The receiver was a Heathkit AR-3 I built in the Fall that year, after
working in an auto-wrecking yard all summer to raise the cash. I
got 90 cents an hour, and my father took half for "room and board".

I'll never forget the first time I heard my own call sign coming back to
me pursuant to a CQ. I was KN6ZGQ at that time. (My present call is a
"used" one I asked to be assigned when the original OM passed away.)

Then the first transistors became available the next year. I got one,
a CK722 from Raytheon, for $2.40, with a refund of $1.40 because the
price had dropped while my money was in the mail.

That transistor was so fascinating that I became a builder more than
an operator, and have always been that way ever since. Electronics
became my lifetime profession. Even got an advanced degree in EE, and
a medal while I was in the military back around 1967 for "solving" a
"electronic intelligence" problem all branches of the military had been
spending MILLIONS of dollars on every year -- a problem most any experienced
radio ham could have handled same as I did.
So I have a whole lot I owe to our "hobby" - perhaps the most useful,
beneficial and valuable hobby anyone could ever engage in.

May the Novice Roundup last forever !

73 - Bob, K6KL

On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]"
<4sqrp@...> wrote:

Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond >
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues
until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

Here is the URL for the NRR:
www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't
have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about
the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit
an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including
pictures -- if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball. I'm
using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on
the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig. It's great to
exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also
work some rock steady novice era rigs. If you really want to take a ride on
the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic
feelings of how it was back in the novice days. (Call CQ on your crystal
frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response
that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the
camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key.

The best part? it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though
donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun. If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet
and enter the fray. This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!

73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA




Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Sam Neal
 

Hello Bob N6KL,

The old 1950's era " slat-board " 6V6 transmitters like the one you described
that I discovered in the 1955 " ARRL How To Become A Radio Amateur " are
available as kits - should you be interested.

Go to:

http://www.nt9k.com/slatboard.html

He has other kits also including the slat-board power supply.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:34:35 PM CST
From: "Bry Carling @AF4K [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>, Bob Nelson
<rln37@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Great story Bob - thanks for sharing your recollections!


We all have some kind of interesting background on how we came into the radio
hobby.


I have already worked about 10-12 QRP stations in the NRR this week.


Many QRP guys like the NRR because it is a sensible speed, and not all crazy
PLUS the ops listen VERY carefully for weaker signals since most of us are
using 25 - 35 watts


Thanks for your comments and your interest - Bry AF4K


http://NoviceRigROundup.com

NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017<http://novicerigroundup.com/>
novicerigroundup.com
ANNOUNCING NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017!!! The dates are 0000 UTC on FEB 18 through
2359 UTC on FEB 26, 2017 - that is 9 full days (UTC.) GOOD NEWS: THIS WILL
COVER two ...



________________________________
From: Bob Nelson <rln37@...>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 2:25 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Bry Carling
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Wish I still had my Novice rig. it was a 6V6 xtal oscillator built
on two strips of 1x2 wood, from an idea in an issue of CQ magazine of
about 1951 or 1952 vintage, IIRC. But I built it about 1956 - when I was a
bona fide Novice.
The receiver was a Heathkit AR-3 I built in the Fall that year, after
working in an auto-wrecking yard all summer to raise the cash. I
got 90 cents an hour, and my father took half for "room and board".

I'll never forget the first time I heard my own call sign coming back to
me pursuant to a CQ. I was KN6ZGQ at that time. (My present call is a
"used" one I asked to be assigned when the original OM passed away.)

Then the first transistors became available the next year. I got one,
a CK722 from Raytheon, for $2.40, with a refund of $1.40 because the
price had dropped while my money was in the mail.

That transistor was so fascinating that I became a builder more than
an operator, and have always been that way ever since. Electronics
became my lifetime profession. Even got an advanced degree in EE, and
a medal while I was in the military back around 1967 for "solving" a
"electronic intelligence" problem all branches of the military had been
spending MILLIONS of dollars on every year -- a problem most any experienced
radio ham could have handled same as I did.
So I have a whole lot I owe to our "hobby" - perhaps the most useful,
beneficial and valuable hobby anyone could ever engage in.

May the Novice Roundup last forever !

73 - Bob, K6KL


On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling @AF4K [4sqrp]"
<4sqrp@...> wrote:



Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...<mailto:alphak4ja@...>>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues
until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

Here is the URL for the NRR:
www.novicerigroundup.com<http://www.novicerigroundup.com/>

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't
have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about
the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit
an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including
pictures -- if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball. I'm
using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on
the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig. It's great to
exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also
work some rock steady novice era rigs. If you really want to take a ride on
the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic
feelings of how it was back in the novice days. (Call CQ on your crystal
frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response
that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the
camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key.

The best part? it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though
donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun. If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet
and enter the fray. This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA


Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

Great story Bob - thanks for sharing your recollections!


We all have some kind of interesting background on how we came into the radio hobby.


I have already worked about 10-12 QRP stations in the NRR this week.


Many QRP guys like the NRR because it is a sensible speed, and not all crazy PLUS the ops listen VERY carefully for weaker signals since most of us are using 25 - 35 watts


Thanks for your comments and your interest - Bry AF4K


http://NoviceRigROundup.com

novicerigroundup.com
ANNOUNCING NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017!!! The dates are 0000 UTC on FEB 18 through 2359 UTC on FEB 26, 2017 - that is 9 full days (UTC.) GOOD NEWS: THIS WILL COVER two ...



From: Bob Nelson
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 2:25 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Bry Carling
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!
 
Wish I still had my Novice rig.  it was a 6V6 xtal oscillator built
on two strips of 1x2 wood, from an idea in an issue of CQ magazine of
about 1951 or 1952 vintage, IIRC.  But I built it about 1956 - when I was a
bona fide Novice.
The receiver was a Heathkit AR-3 I built in the Fall that year, after
working in an auto-wrecking yard all summer to raise the cash.  I
got 90 cents an hour, and my father took half for "room and board".

I'll never forget the first time I heard my own call sign coming back to
me pursuant to a CQ.  I was KN6ZGQ at that time.  (My present call is a
"used" one I asked to be assigned when the original OM passed away.)

Then the first transistors became available the next year.  I got one,
a CK722 from Raytheon, for $2.40, with a refund of $1.40 because the
price had dropped while my money was in the mail. 

That transistor was so fascinating that I became a builder more than
an operator, and have always been that way ever since.  Electronics
became my lifetime profession.  Even got an advanced degree in EE, and
a medal while I was in the military back around 1967 for "solving" a
"electronic intelligence" problem all branches of the military had been
spending MILLIONS of dollars on every year -- a problem most any experienced
radio ham could have handled same as I did.
So I have a whole lot I owe to our "hobby" - perhaps the most useful, 
beneficial and valuable hobby anyone could ever engage in.

May the Novice Roundup last forever !

73 - Bob, K6KL


On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

  Here is the URL for the NRR:  www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including pictures --  if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball.  I'm using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig.  It's great to exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also work some rock steady novice era rigs.   If you really want to take a ride on the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic feelings of how it was back in the novice days.  (Call CQ on your crystal frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key. 

The best part?  it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun.  If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet and enter the fray.  This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA






Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bob Nelson
 

Wish I still had my Novice rig.  it was a 6V6 xtal oscillator built
on two strips of 1x2 wood, from an idea in an issue of CQ magazine of
about 1951 or 1952 vintage, IIRC.  But I built it about 1956 - when I was a
bona fide Novice.
The receiver was a Heathkit AR-3 I built in the Fall that year, after
working in an auto-wrecking yard all summer to raise the cash.  I
got 90 cents an hour, and my father took half for "room and board".

I'll never forget the first time I heard my own call sign coming back to
me pursuant to a CQ.  I was KN6ZGQ at that time.  (My present call is a
"used" one I asked to be assigned when the original OM passed away.)

Then the first transistors became available the next year.  I got one,
a CK722 from Raytheon, for $2.40, with a refund of $1.40 because the
price had dropped while my money was in the mail. 

That transistor was so fascinating that I became a builder more than
an operator, and have always been that way ever since.  Electronics
became my lifetime profession.  Even got an advanced degree in EE, and
a medal while I was in the military back around 1967 for "solving" a
"electronic intelligence" problem all branches of the military had been
spending MILLIONS of dollars on every year -- a problem most any experienced
radio ham could have handled same as I did.
So I have a whole lot I owe to our "hobby" - perhaps the most useful, 
beneficial and valuable hobby anyone could ever engage in.

May the Novice Roundup last forever !

73 - Bob, K6KL


On Monday, February 20, 2017 12:16 PM, "Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

  Here is the URL for the NRR:  www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including pictures --  if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball.  I'm using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig.  It's great to exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also work some rock steady novice era rigs.   If you really want to take a ride on the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic feelings of how it was back in the novice days.  (Call CQ on your crystal frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key. 

The best part?  it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun.  If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet and enter the fray.  This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA






QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

Thanks Bobby! jump in and join the fun, QRP friends.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...>
Date: February 20, 2017

Just a reminder that the Novice Rig Round Up is in full swing and continues until next weekend - until February 28th at 2359 UTC.

  Here is the URL for the NRR:  www.novicerigroundup.com

There is full information about this year's Novice Rig Round Up (you don't have to be running a Novice license rig to participate) and information about the previous years' NRRs.

There is also a convenient online logging program (or you can choose to submit an ADIF file, for instance, when you finish, etc)

When you finish you can submit something to the "Soapbox" -- including pictures --  if you'd like as well.

This is my first year participating in the NRR and I'm having a ball.  I'm using my homebrew MOPA rig (on 40 meters) that I've mentioned several times on the list and also using a homebrew solid state 80 meter rig.  It's great to exchange NRR numbers and hear some chirps, follow some drifting VFOs and also work some rock steady novice era rigs.   If you really want to take a ride on the way-back machine, work another NRR participant "duplex" for more realistic feelings of how it was back in the novice days.  (Call CQ on your crystal frequency and then tune up and down that section of the band for a response that might be dozens of kilocycles away from your transmitting frequency.)

There is a chat room website for setting up skeds or maybe just for the camaraderie with your fellow Novice rig brothers/sisters of key. 

The best part?  it doesn't cost a single dime to participate (even though donations to help offset some of the expenses are appreciated)

Come on, join the fun.  If you've got one, get that old rig outta' the closet and enter the fray.  This Novice Rig Round Up thing is a hoot!



73 de Bobby Drummond - AK4JA




Re: Amazing weekend...

Curt
 

Curt

wow nice operating with just below 1 watt. 

indeed -- the operating event provided many 'propagation beacons' (manned by live operators) to engage in QSOs. 

certainly the openings on 15m are much shorter than a few years ago.  also it helps that many of these stations have massive antennas.  those ZL's never cease to amaze me - they are blessed by low noise levels at their QTH, and nice propagation along the great distance. 

you also noticed that human beings type in the spots!  frequently there are mistakes in either typing or copying.  funny thing is that someone will type something like 7F1A and it shows up on the band map next to ZF1A - and countless operators will call them -- after they have already QSO with ZF1A. 

some folk in this sub-culture will spend all weekend in the chair.  others are clubs with several operators taking turns at the rig, to insure contacts are being made whenever there is an opening someplace. 

I did just a little contesting - and funny thing on Saturday I was making 15 and 20 meter contacts using the wrong antenna -- my 80/40 vertical instead of my little 2 element tri-band beam.  I need to see what kind of match this vertical is giving there -- and do some A/B comparisons.  I do find wave angles to vary from time-to-time, and sometimes (but not always) the beam is stronger. 

made my first QSO with my Para80Set -- I need some more data, but this rig seems to depend too much on the operators ear sensitivity. 

CUL  Curt


Re: Amazing weekend...

k4eq@...
 

Carl,

I believe that should be ZF1A, a popular contesting call sign. I worked him this weekend on two bands.

Dale, K4EQ


Amazing weekend...

Curt
 

This weekend, lot of success using a K1 @ 0.8W on 15M.  The stations were wall-to-wall and willing to answer weak signals.  Best for me was ZM4T.  Also a 7F1A, but that call while spotted by others isn't in the callbook. 

Seems 15M only open here when there is a "test"...

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: WHAT EVERY SPY NEEDS

Barry Strickland
 

Hi Jim,  
Yes, that would have been cool.  In all the shows I have been to I don't remember ever seeing 
one on display.  I do know that American Rifleman had a short article on that particular pistol 
some years ago.  Interesting history.  
   I do have a colt auto from about 1920 that belonged to my father-in-law but the box just did 
not have enough room to fit it in.  That would have been more in keeping with the time period.  
As you can see my wife's Kel Tec fit in just fine.  
Barry  AB4QL


Re: 40m DF Loop

Larry Hastings
 

Bill if you need a dowel rod. Just let me know, I'll send you one.
Stop trimming the neighbors tree. 

Larry AB0AH


Re: WHAT EVERY SPY NEEDS [3 Attachments]

Barry Strickland
 

Thanks Wayne,  
    It was a project that got a little carried away.  One radio that I will enjoy sitting on my 
radio shelf for display!  
Barry  AB4QL  


Listen For HAARP In Alaska ( Off Subject )

Sam Neal
 

Forwarded message is attached.


Re: FS: Elecraft K2 QRP Transceiver

stuckbit@...
 


A reminder to the QRP ops

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

Hey guys - just a reminder that we have a great event for you all this week. Novice Rig Roundup.


This year I have already worked a record number of QRP stations, including AE4TO, sergio in Miami just a few minutes ago on 7.120 MHz. He was using a Mountain Topper. I am on my trusty old Drake 2NT.


EVERYONE is invited with ANY rig. I hope you will all join in the fun!


Listen for stations calling CQ NRR and give them a shout. They will be most thankful and will listen carefully for weak signals!


Full details here:


http://NoviceRigRoundup.com

novicerigroundup.com
ANNOUNCING NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP 2017!!! The dates are 0000 UTC on FEB 18 through 2359 UTC on FEB 26, 2017 - that is 9 full days (UTC.) GOOD NEWS: THIS WILL COVER two ...


LIVE SKEDS here:


http://n8fq.org/sked/index.php?board=nrru


73 - Bry, WN4NRR



40m DF Loop

dekle@...
 

Here is a small 40 meter DF loop that could be of help in finding the hidden oscillator at OzarkCon.
A photo is attached here, but the specs and a short video can be seen at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWcXLmCWr7E

Bill
KV6Z