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Ozarkcon

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

What can I say that hasn't already been said - Ozarkcon 2013 was an amazing time. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it a success. The hard part is waiting a year until the next one!

73 Dave NM0S


Re: ozarkcon.........great

Jim Sheldon
 

Tired?  Tired don't get it by half, but it was an absolutely fun weekend.  N5LXW and I left Branson around 8:00 Sunday morning.  We must have rolled through Beaumont sometime before the hailstorm hit as we didn't even get rained on.  The skies to the South were really dark looking pretty much all the way along highway 400, but didn't notice any lightening during our drive.  We stopped at Bacani Plaza just outside of Fredonia about 11:30 for a short munchie break and got to my place in Park City around 1:30.  It sprinkled a few drops as we were unloading the car and getting all of N5LXW's stuff transferred to his car so he could head up to Newton, but that was all the precip of any type we saw the whole trip.  To top that off, only had .01" of rain in the gauge this morning.  Need MORE here -
 
Sorry you guys got hailed on - Paul, you apparently got hammered!  OUCH!  Don'cha just hate it when that happens!!!!  Glad everybody that has reported in got home safely.
 
Jim - W0EB

>The Enigma machine is actually from the website called -- www.cryptomuseum.com
> which, I think is in Holland, not Bletchley Park, England.  That
> website has a lot of info on the old cipher and crypto machines,
> including simulators for the Enigma and the American KL-7 that can
> be downloaded and run on just about any PC.  The simulators actually work just like
> the real machines did.
>
> Jim - W0EB
>
>
>> On 04/07/2013 13:42, Phil Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> Yup, a neat show and good talks. Tom, I too noted Woody's
>>> electronic Enigma simulator and it sure was a beautiful and
>>> neat project. He indicated we could order it through a
>>> group/museum? in the UK.....search via google to find. Anybody
>>> else tired? Hi. Unk Phil
 
>
>
>


Re: PigRig program button stopped working

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

I just occurred to me that when I built the rig the wire I used for the power in was heavier gauge than spec'd and I could only get one turn around the ferrite choke. Could that be the problem? Maybe an external choke on the power input would help?

Steve



On Apr 7, 2013, at 5:09 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:

 

Steve,

Do you think noise might be getting in and screwing up the keyer chip? Something peculiar to your environment or DC source, maybe? The Vcc bypass cap, C23, is about as close as it could be to the chip, but I wonder what adding, say, 1uF *and* a .01uF caps across C23 to provide a range of low-impedance paths for a wider range of noise frequencies? I also wonder if you could have a bad D7? Or for that matter anything else in the power chain. If your PR is naked, I wonder what an enclosure might do?

Sorry if these ideas have already been mentioned.

73,

Todd
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On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM, w1sfr <steverob@...> wrote:
 

I spoke too soon. It worked fine for about 5 minutes then the keyer went whacky again. Now I'm getting weird sounds when I key down. If I hit the switch the sidetone sounds fine, but as soon as I start to send, there's a very loud hum as I key it. I tried different keys thinking it might be a plug or something, but I'm back to thinking that it's the keyer IC.

Steve



--- In 4sqrp@..., "w1sfr" wrote:
>
> Ok guys, here's an update.
>
> Well, the keyer chip has mysteriously rebooted itself and is now working. Don't ask me what happened. I took the rig to the shop and checked everything. I found that the stock switch was indeed intermittent so I installed a mini toggle switch for now until I can locate a momentary switch like the one that came with the kit. While I was at it, I installed a power indicator led light which will be helpful when I operate via battery. I also discovered in the process that one of my APP connectors in a 3 way dongle that I built is not good, which explains the sudden and nerve wracking loss of power which at the time I took as a very bad sign.
>
> Anyhoo, all is well and the radio is happily chirping along. Now all I have to do is get someone to answer my call and confirm my calling freq and all will be well in the world.
>
> 72
> Steve
> W1SFR
>
>
> --- In 4sqrp@..., "w1sfr" wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
>






Re: Ride Home

Paul Smith
 

The hail storm came over Humboldt and was golf ball size. The camper roof has damage, the car and truck look like someone took a hammer to them. Farm Bureau gets a call today... De Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 7, 2013, at 9:27 PM, "Virgil R. Hammond" <n0tgr@...> wrote:

 

A big thank you to Terry and all the others who made OzarkCon a success, also enjoyed eye balling
some of my PSK checkins suck as AC0BQ Jonnny , AC0WZ Dan and brother Bill, KA0KRN David
and W4RK Bill and N9PH  Jeremy.  Way to go fellows and come back often.
Ran into a bad hail storm at Beaumont, KS and had to park roadside for 15 minutes and that marble
size hail covered the ground. But my Toyota Prius survived w/o any dents through lots of prayers.
Enjoyed the fellowship and ready for next year.  Dick, N0TGR


Re: ozarkcon.........great

Jim Sheldon
 

It's actually from the website called -- www.cryptomuseum.com which, I think is in Holland, not Bletchley Park, England.  That website has a lot of info on the old cipher and crypto machines, including simulators for the Enigma and the American KL-7 that can be downloaded and run on just about any PC.  
 
Jim - W0EB


> On 04/07/2013 13:42, Phil Anderson wrote:
>
>> Yup, a neat show and good talks. Tom, I too noted Woody's
>> electronic Enigma simulator and it sure was a beautiful and neat
>> project. He indicated we could order it through a group/museum?
>> in the UK.....search via google to find. Anybody else tired? Hi.
>> Unk Phil
>>
>
> I think he said he got it from the museum at Bletchly Park.
>
> Yes, I'm tired as well.  A 3 hour drive and met up with the wife &
> in-laws in Pittsburg for dinner, then came home to mow the grass
> before it started raining again, which it didn't.  Then had a
> number of other things to do so no chance of a nap for me at all.
>
> --
> Tom Sevart N2UHC
> St. Paul, KS
>
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Re: Parts list for beginning builder

John Lonigro
 

Terry et al:

I need to add my thanks as well. It was definitely a good weekend. I look forward to it every year.

As far as lasting two full days, if people just want to talk QRP longer, they can show up early Friday afternoon and leave at checkout time Sunday. That's pretty close to two days, without any additional effort on the organizers' parts. With FDIM only 6 weeks later, there's no reason to officially extend the event. I'm sure Terry and all the other organizers had their hands full as it is (and they did a great job).

John AA0VE

On 04/07/2013 09:45 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:

On 04/07/2013 14:12, Woody Hester wrote:

Ozarkcon is over too fast. We need
to make it a full week hi hi!&#92;
Or at least two full days! I could sit around and talk about
homebrewing for days. I just wish I could come down earlier. Perhaps
next time I'll take two days off and come down a day earlier.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Ride Home

Dennis Gaskill <gaskilld@...>
 

Dick;
Must be some good paint on your Prius.
We went by Beaumont at about 3:45 or 4:00 pm and saw the hail on the ground. What time did you get hailed on?
Dennis KC0IFQ
 

Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 9:27 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ride Home

 

A big thank you to Terry and all the others who made OzarkCon a success, also enjoyed eye balling
some of my PSK checkins suck as AC0BQ Jonnny , AC0WZ Dan and brother Bill, KA0KRN David
and W4RK Bill and N9PH  Jeremy.  Way to go fellows and come back often.
Ran into a bad hail storm at Beaumont, KS and had to park roadside for 15 minutes and that marble
size hail covered the ground. But my Toyota Prius survived w/o any dents through lots of prayers.
Enjoyed the fellowship and ready for next year.  Dick, N0TGR




Re: Ozarkcon is over

Walter - K5EST
 

John, sorry you could not be with us st Ocon! It was really fun.

If you will look at the April Ozark QRP Banner, off of the Group's webpage, there must be 4 pages of pixs .... about 60+ pixs.

72....Walter . K5EST

On Apr 7, 2013 3:37 PM, "John Hill" <n9rlojrh@...> wrote:
 

I'm glad to read all had a good time at this year's Ozarkcon. Unfortunately I couldn't attend because of health reasons.  I'm unable to travel except for a short day trip. I sure would like to see any photos that were taken, especially photos of the homebrew contest entries and winners.
73/72 John N9RLO

--
N9RLO John Hill


Re: Parts list for beginning builder

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/07/2013 14:12, Woody Hester wrote:

Ozarkcon is over too fast. We need
to make it a full week hi hi!&#92;
Or at least two full days! I could sit around and talk about homebrewing for days. I just wish I could come down earlier. Perhaps next time I'll take two days off and come down a day earlier.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: ozarkcon.........great

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Oh and I can't wait to get started working on new projects, like the QRPometer I bought. Seems like after every Ozarkcon I'm pumped up to work on new homebrew projects.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: ozarkcon.........great

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/07/2013 13:42, Phil Anderson wrote:

Yup, a neat show and good talks. Tom, I too noted Woody's electronic Enigma
simulator and it sure was a beautiful and neat project. He indicated we
could order it through a group/museum? in the UK.....search via google
to find.
Anybody else tired? Hi. Unk Phil
I think he said he got it from the museum at Bletchly Park.

Yes, I'm tired as well. A 3 hour drive and met up with the wife & in-laws in Pittsburg for dinner, then came home to mow the grass before it started raining again, which it didn't. Then had a number of other things to do so no chance of a nap for me at all.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Ride Home

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

A big thank you to Terry and all the others who made OzarkCon a success, also enjoyed eye balling
some of my PSK checkins suck as AC0BQ Jonnny , AC0WZ Dan and brother Bill, KA0KRN David
and W4RK Bill and N9PH  Jeremy.  Way to go fellows and come back often.
Ran into a bad hail storm at Beaumont, KS and had to park roadside for 15 minutes and that marble
size hail covered the ground. But my Toyota Prius survived w/o any dents through lots of prayers.
Enjoyed the fellowship and ready for next year.  Dick, N0TGR


Thanks to all

cornhusker
 

I just wanted to say thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a great Ozarkcon!  I got home after 4PM, after having a great time in Branson with all of you.  I look forward to next year's fun times and to seeing many of you again soon at FDIM/Dayton. 
73, Joe K0NEB Lincoln, Nebraska
.


New member

Jim Beard
 

I just got back from Branson and wanted to tell the group how much I enjoyed the speakers on Saturday. This was my first but hope to see many more. Thanks to all who put it together. I'm just learning CW and really enjoy it. Hope to work some of you in the future. 73

Jim Beard
Sent from my iPhone
AE5ZZ


Re: Ozarkcon 2013 bitter-sweet

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats on the new Grand baby!
Sounds like a  good reason to me to cut out on Ozarkcon!
72
Johnny Ac0BQ


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM, wg5f <yahoomail@...> wrote:
 

Karen & arrived in Branson, Friday around 6PM from Tulsa, and got our registration packets and then dashed off to our motel and got a quick bite to eat and made it back for the 7PM kit build. Karen did a great job on the digital interface and I had a blast helping her. She was very proud of her handi-work.
We made a quick run by the vendor room as it was closing up then headed to Sonic for a milk shake and then back to the motel. On our way, our son in Ft Worth (W5DTM) called and said they were on their way to the maternity ward in Fort Worth. We knew this was an outside possibility - but the Daughter-in-law was running 5 weeks early.
By 4AM Saturday, we knew that they were not going to stop the delivery and we'd have a new grand baby sometime on Saturday. We slept in until 8AM and then got ready to head to Ft Worth. They took the baby via c-section at 9:08 AM Saturday and new harmonic Lainey Elousie was brought into the world. That was the sweet part of the weekend.
The bitter part was we missed all the seminars and fellowship that we had looked forward too for weeks. (Not sure if that great deal for two nights motel stay via Groupon will work out so well now either...)
So - I look forward to all the reviews and musings from everyone that attended. We hope to be there again next year for the full weekend!
72,
-Ed & Karen-
WG5f, W5KKM



Home from Ozarkcon

Paul Smith
 

Toodles and I made it home fine and tired. It was a dandy Ocon and I think most enjoyed everything. The lectures were great. And I won a nice prize !!!!!!! I will have to put the OHR 100 in the que for building... Thanks to all who participated de N0NBD Paul

Sent from my iPad


Re: Ozarkcon 2013 bitter-sweet

Phil Anderson
 

Hello Ed and Karen......congrats on the grandchild; we have two.........and so wonderful.
 
We'll be looking for ya next year,
 
Uncle Phil, W0XI and Pat N0GZZ....
Lawrence, KS 66049
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: wg5f
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 5:44 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon 2013 bitter-sweet

 

Karen & arrived in Branson, Friday around 6PM from Tulsa, and got our registration packets and then dashed off to our motel and got a quick bite to eat and made it back for the 7PM kit build. Karen did a great job on the digital interface and I had a blast helping her. She was very proud of her handi-work.
We made a quick run by the vendor room as it was closing up then headed to Sonic for a milk shake and then back to the motel. On our way, our son in Ft Worth (W5DTM) called and said they were on their way to the maternity ward in Fort Worth. We knew this was an outside possibility - but the Daughter-in-law was running 5 weeks early.
By 4AM Saturday, we knew that they were not going to stop the delivery and we'd have a new grand baby sometime on Saturday. We slept in until 8AM and then got ready to head to Ft Worth. They took the baby via c-section at 9:08 AM Saturday and new harmonic Lainey Elousie was brought into the world. That was the sweet part of the weekend.
The bitter part was we missed all the seminars and fellowship that we had looked forward too for weeks. (Not sure if that great deal for two nights motel stay via Groupon will work out so well now either...)
So - I look forward to all the reviews and musings from everyone that attended. We hope to be there again next year for the full weekend!
72,
-Ed & Karen-
WG5f, W5KKM


Re: te-ne-ke

W0IIT
 

Ben et. al.

Just got home from 10th annual Ocon(the birthday cake) was very good as was the rest of the food at the banquet!

I'm sure there will be many reports of the 2013 version of Ocon. I just wonder how something like Ocon could just get better and better. Every aspect that I can think of certainly was as good or improved upon from previous Ocons. Sorry to say that I wasn't able to partake in the build session but I know everyone was saying is was packed full and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face when talking about.

Now Ben, thanks for the clarification about the "the-ne-ke" paddles. I knew I got mine from Dennis or from folks that got them from Dennis so I was totally confused. I managed to get Dennis's call sign at Ocon and hope to get in contact with him. He was, sure he still is, a neat guy and a very conscientious dealer that was alway trying to make sure his buyers were happy and content with his products!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000


Re: Ozarkcon 2013 bitter-sweet

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Congrats Ed & Karen, having a grand baby is a can't miss opportunity. Hopefully next year you can make Ozarkcon for the whole thing!

72,
Rich


--- On Sun, 4/7/13, wg5f wrote:

From: wg5f
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon 2013 bitter-sweet
To: 4sqrp@...
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 6:44 PM

 

Karen & arrived in Branson, Friday around 6PM from Tulsa, and got our registration packets and then dashed off to our motel and got a quick bite to eat and made it back for the 7PM kit build. Karen did a great job on the digital interface and I had a blast helping her. She was very proud of her handi-work.
We made a quick run by the vendor room as it was closing up then headed to Sonic for a milk shake and then back to the motel. On our way, our son in Ft Worth (W5DTM) called and said they were on their way to the maternity ward in Fort Worth. We knew this was an outside possibility - but the Daughter-in-law was running 5 weeks early.
By 4AM Saturday, we knew that they were not going to stop the delivery and we'd have a new grand baby sometime on Saturday. We slept in until 8AM and then got ready to head to Ft Worth. They took the baby via c-section at 9:08 AM Saturday and new harmonic Lainey Elousie was brought into the world. That was the sweet part of the weekend.
The bitter part was we missed all the seminars and fellowship that we had looked forward too for weeks. (Not sure if that great deal for two nights motel stay via Groupon will work out so well now either...)
So - I look forward to all the reviews and musings from everyone that attended. We hope to be there again next year for the full weekend!
72,
-Ed & Karen-
WG5f, W5KKM


Re: ozarkcon.........great

Ray Cadmus
 

Yes, ozarkcon was great and yes, I'm tired too even though I just live up the road a bit and my travel is a bit easier than many.

I enjoyed the presentations - even those I wasn't sure I would be interested in. (Sorry about the dangled, fractured english ) I didn't think I would care about the DXpedition but Jay's presentation was very interesting. For a self-described - behind the scenes guy - he did a great job behind the mike as well.

The glimpse into the world of movie making would have been fascinating - even without the morse tie in...

My own attempt at a mag-loop is gathering dust in the shop - now I need to get it out, fix it up, and see if it can do as well as our presenter indicated :-)

The more technical presentations may have bit a bit over my head (not hard) but hopefully I learned a little something. Learned at least how little I know about transceiver design. I was concerned for a while that we might be in for a QRP transceiver without a computer chip - but in the end he did save that... (old computer geek - gotta have those chips )

Picked up some bits and pieces in the market area. I was tempted but held out on the BuddiPole. It really was tempting but having just built one for myself I couldn't justify it.

Enjoyed the Elecraft display. I thought I was happy with my K1 & KX1 - but now I may need a KX-3 :-(

My one regret is that I didn't meet anyone from the Springfield area. I'm sure you were there. Saw a couple in the registration list but these old eyes can't read the name tags fast enough to pick them out of the crowd. Would really like to start a Springfield area get together for a weekly lunch or something.

Good day all around.

Thanks everyone,

ray W0PFO

--

--- In 4sqrp@..., "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:


Back home today, left Branson at 8:30 and arrived in Lawrence, KS about 12:40.....

Yup, a neat show and good talks. Tom, I too noted Woody's electronic Enigma
simulator and it sure was a beautiful and neat project. He indicated we could order it through a group/museum? in the UK.....search via google to find.

Anybody else tired? Hi. Unk Phil