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Re: Facebook

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Setting up a Facebook 4SQRP Group is easy and can be a Closed Group.
The moderator(s) of the reflector could be moderator of the group.

Posting about Big Brutus with photos of the event would generate comments in context.

On the reflector we get SSS and Big Brutus emails mixed together.

Adding photos in Facebook doesn't require me to link to another site to view the photos.

Sometime we "Like" someones comment or photo etc, but don't want to send an email just to "Like" their photo or comment.

If someone wanted to post a video of a QRP event to the group, it is easy on Facebook.

Security issue are handled by you taking the responsibility and learning how to prevent compromising your information through setting. Not much different than setting security/privacy issues with Windows 10.

MHO,
Rich K8MEG


Re: BRUTUS BASH follow up

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

This was the perfect year to have camped at Brutus.  
Mild temps and gentle breezes.  
Wish we could have strung together 2 days instead of a single afternoon 
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Facebook

James W. Hodgson
 

My reference to hacking of a Facebook site by provincial police referred to suspected criminal activity either of an electronic or other non-electronic nature.

Jim Hodgson
VA3HOD

On Sep 11, 2017, at 09:35, 'Ken Talbott' ktalbott@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

No farcebook – they are not people with whom I would like to associate.

Ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:27 AM


Re: Facebook

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Chas;
I've wished that our group was represented on Facebook as I visit it several times a day.  My prescience there grew after a class reunion.  It's been terrific seeing classmates from kindergarten thru college post notes about their travels and families. I've found several 4SQRP members on Facebook as well.
I also find many posts on our email reflector would be very worthy of a "like" or other vote of support but I rarely take the time to login to yahoo groups to make a comment or post.  I usually receive my email reflector messages in digest form so many of the "calling CQ on 7.122" messages reach me the next day. 
There is an OzarkCon Facebook page that tends to get some activity just prior to OzarkCon.  I've enjoyed reading and contributing there.
In any instance or forum, I enjoy the comradery of this group a great deal. 
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Facebook

Leland L. Bahr
 

I hate Facebook.  Leave me out.  Endless mindless nonsense.  Short bursts of idiocy. Not secure.  Also I don't need Birthday greetings, Happy Holiday greetings, and notification your dog took a dump today from people I don't know.

Lee, w0vt


On 9/11/2017 7:04 PM, nw7us@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I use Facebook religiously. I strongly feel that using social media for promotion of a club or group is not only a good way to get the word out, but is also a good way to build the community.  This is because it enables a more instant communication among participants.  


For instance, I run a Facebook Page on Space Weather and Radio Propagation: https://www.facebook.com/ spacewx.hfradio -- this has been a huge resource for interaction with my readership, and beyond.  It has somewhere between 18,500 and 19,000 subscribers.

I am active in a collection of ham-radio related groups, as well.  See the end of this message for a list (I started most of them, and am the admin for all of them).

I have my own personal ham-radio related page, too.  https://www.facebook.com/ NW7US

I also assist with CQ Amateur Radio Magainze's page, https://www.facebook.com/ CQMag/

Therefore, I would say that the 4sqrp community would benefit.  I know, I am biased about social media.

The decision is to have a Page, a Group, or both.  Take a look at my examples, above, and, the group examples, below:

Here is my list of groups:


-- 
Thank you,

Tomas Hood (Amateur Radio, NW7US

“For me, great algorithms are the poetry of computation. Just like verse, they can be terse, allusive, dense, and even mysterious. But once unlocked, they cast a brilliant new light on some aspect of computing. ” — Francis Sullivan

“An algorithm must be seen to be believed.” — Donald Knuth

Twitter:   https://Twitter.com/NW7US (@ NW7US)
Google+    http://nw7us.us/+

Linux User #32405 - Since 1996


---In 4sqrp@..., <doctorcwp@...> wrote :

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O


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Re: Facebook

nw7us@...
 

I use Facebook religiously. I strongly feel that using social media for promotion of a club or group is not only a good way to get the word out, but is also a good way to build the community.  This is because it enables a more instant communication among participants.  

For instance, I run a Facebook Page on Space Weather and Radio Propagation: https://www.facebook.com/ spacewx.hfradio -- this has been a huge resource for interaction with my readership, and beyond.  It has somewhere between 18,500 and 19,000 subscribers.

I am active in a collection of ham-radio related groups, as well.  See the end of this message for a list (I started most of them, and am the admin for all of them).

I have my own personal ham-radio related page, too.  https://www.facebook.com/ NW7US

I also assist with CQ Amateur Radio Magainze's page, https://www.facebook.com/ CQMag/

Therefore, I would say that the 4sqrp community would benefit.  I know, I am biased about social media.

The decision is to have a Page, a Group, or both.  Take a look at my examples, above, and, the group examples, below:

Here is my list of groups:


-- 
Thank you,

Tomas Hood (Amateur Radio, NW7US

“For me, great algorithms are the poetry of computation. Just like verse, they can be terse, allusive, dense, and even mysterious. But once unlocked, they cast a brilliant new light on some aspect of computing. ” — Francis Sullivan

“An algorithm must be seen to be believed.” — Donald Knuth

Twitter:   https://Twitter.com/NW7US (@ NW7US)
Google+    http://nw7us.us/+

Linux User #32405 - Since 1996


---In 4sqrp@..., <doctorcwp@...> wrote :

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: BRUTUS BASH follow up

Charles W. Powell
 

For the most part, I had a nice quiet time on the camp grounds.  I was the only one there for the three nights I stayed.  Nonetheless Paul, you missed a great weekend.  Perfect weather, GREAT ribs, and some fun on the air despite the band conditions.  I was going to cook some breakfast - bacon and eggs - but no one else was there to enjoy it.

I’ll be sure to put it on my calendar for next year.

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Sep 11, 2017, at 5:47 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Hello Johnny,

I was at one of the early ones and had a ball. I did not consider going this year to Brutus as the "karma" is not good. A crashed camper,  a flooded trip,  a blown truck engine and a MANY mile detour last year! This year  I did not leave town.

I sat and saw all the posts of dead bands from the solar activities. Glad U had a good one. Maybe next year de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 1:38 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] BRUTUS BASH follow up
 
 

Gm group
I was told that Tom Sevart N2UHC, and 
Paul Smith N0NBD were in the original line up as well.
Looking forward to trying again next year.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 
-- 
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com




Re: BRUTUS BASH follow up

Paul Smith
 

Hello Johnny,

I was at one of the early ones and had a ball. I did not consider going this year to Brutus as the "karma" is not good. A crashed camper,  a flooded trip,  a blown truck engine and a MANY mile detour last year! This year  I did not leave town.

I sat and saw all the posts of dead bands from the solar activities. Glad U had a good one. Maybe next year de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 1:38 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] BRUTUS BASH follow up
 
 

Gm group
I was told that Tom Sevart N2UHC, and 
Paul Smith N0NBD were in the original line up as well.
Looking forward to trying again next year.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: AADE Crystal Matching Program

Jim Sheldon
 

Thanks Jim - I have that program -- the European group involved just
mentioned the AADE program and I thought they were referring to a
separate Xtal filter program. Problem solved, thanks again.

Someone made up a spreadsheet to use the output values for the various
parameters from AADE and sort them for best match. Makes sense now -
LOL.

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Kortge jim.k8iqy@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 9/11/2017 12:51:41 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] AADE Crystal Matching Program



On 9/11/2017 12:32 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I've gotten caught up in a massive SMD building program on an
"Indo-ware" transceiver, the SSB 6.1 that's being sold in partial kit
form on eBay. It just happens to be the rig those little DDS VFO's
I've
been posting about was designed for, so I thought I'd build one just
as
a receiver (The transmitter portion is only the low level (15 mW)
output
from the board and for TX it would need a T/R switch, PA and low pass
filters for each band. It runs 80-10 meters in 6 bands. 10 MHz is
included but the 17 and 12 meter bands are not.

The on board crystal filter is supplied as a handful (7) of 8.000 MHz
crystals and one has to determine the parameters of these crystals and
match them yourself to figure out where to put them in the filter.

A spreadsheet has been provided that uses values derived by testing
each
crystal with an AADE L/C meter & some simple homebrew test fixtures
and
plugging the values into a free program also from AADE that is no
longer
available (that I can find anyway) since Neil Hecht (designer of the
AADE products) passed away in 2015.

Does anyone out there have the install files for that program? If so,
would you kindly send me a zip file of the program?

Jim - W0EB
Jim,

You can design crystal ladder filters within the AADE Filter program.
I'm not aware that Neil ever had any other programs available for
doing crystal filters.

72,
Jim, K8IQY


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Re: AADE Crystal Matching Program

Jim Kortge
 

On 9/11/2017 12:32 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I've gotten caught up in a massive SMD building program on an
"Indo-ware" transceiver, the SSB 6.1 that's being sold in partial kit
form on eBay. It just happens to be the rig those little DDS VFO's I've
been posting about was designed for, so I thought I'd build one just as
a receiver (The transmitter portion is only the low level (15 mW) output
from the board and for TX it would need a T/R switch, PA and low pass
filters for each band. It runs 80-10 meters in 6 bands. 10 MHz is
included but the 17 and 12 meter bands are not.

The on board crystal filter is supplied as a handful (7) of 8.000 MHz
crystals and one has to determine the parameters of these crystals and
match them yourself to figure out where to put them in the filter.

A spreadsheet has been provided that uses values derived by testing each
crystal with an AADE L/C meter & some simple homebrew test fixtures and
plugging the values into a free program also from AADE that is no longer
available (that I can find anyway) since Neil Hecht (designer of the
AADE products) passed away in 2015.

Does anyone out there have the install files for that program? If so,
would you kindly send me a zip file of the program?

Jim - W0EB
Jim,

You can design crystal ladder filters within the AADE Filter program.  I'm not aware that Neil ever had any other programs available for doing crystal filters.

72,
Jim, K8IQY


AADE Crystal Matching Program

Jim Sheldon
 

I've gotten caught up in a massive SMD building program on an
"Indo-ware" transceiver, the SSB 6.1 that's being sold in partial kit
form on eBay. It just happens to be the rig those little DDS VFO's I've
been posting about was designed for, so I thought I'd build one just as
a receiver (The transmitter portion is only the low level (15 mW) output
from the board and for TX it would need a T/R switch, PA and low pass
filters for each band. It runs 80-10 meters in 6 bands. 10 MHz is
included but the 17 and 12 meter bands are not.

The on board crystal filter is supplied as a handful (7) of 8.000 MHz
crystals and one has to determine the parameters of these crystals and
match them yourself to figure out where to put them in the filter.

A spreadsheet has been provided that uses values derived by testing each
crystal with an AADE L/C meter & some simple homebrew test fixtures and
plugging the values into a free program also from AADE that is no longer available (that I can find anyway) since Neil Hecht (designer of the
AADE products) passed away in 2015.

Does anyone out there have the install files for that program? If so,
would you kindly send me a zip file of the program?

Jim - W0EB


My mistake

John Lonigro
 

Folks:

I was thinking that case didn't matter in URL's, but it seems it does. To report your score, go to www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. Thanks and sorry for the confusion.

72,

John, AA0VE
4sqrp Contest Coordinator


Send in your score!

John Lonigro
 

Well, I'm back from my biking weekend. The weather was fantastic. I hear the sun may have been wreaking havoc on the bands this weekend. Hope it all got restored by last night.

Don't forget to send in your score. Since the band conditions might have been rougher than usual, make an entry even if you failed to make any contacts, as long as you were trying for at least 15 minutes or so. I like to see how popular this contest is, regardless of the number of QSO's made. I'll tally everything Wednesday morning and make a report then.

In case you forgot, make your entry by going to QRPCONTEST.COM/4SQRP.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


BRUTUS BASH follow up

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
I was told that Tom Sevart N2UHC, and 
Paul Smith N0NBD were in the original line up as well.
Looking forward to trying again next year.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Facebook

Ken Talbott
 

No farcebook – they are not people with whom I would like to associate.

Ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:27 AM


Re: Facebook

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

Determined busybodies can hack *anything* - even your home. Don't bother to put your financials on facebook. I have a facebook account and I look at what my family - siblings, cousins, children, grandchildren, great gandchildren, etc are doing. Until recently (when I learned to hog tie facebook) I looked at it once every month or two. Now it is more like weekly (some say weakly). I still call it "in your face book".

We probably don't need yet another facebook forum. The email is more convenient to use and more reliable. I still use the phone and snail mail for that matter and they are still as good as they ever were. Yes..those can be and are hacked too. The whole world is made of dirt and you are going to get some on you every day. Brush it off and keep on going.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 09/10/2017 10:59 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:


How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours
on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some
membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now
fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video
lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O

--
bark less - wag more


Re: Facebook

w2sh@...
 

Let all the braggarts, narcissists, lonely hearts and outright liars have their various playpens.


Those who esteem the mystique of life and the value of privacy deserve, and will endeavor to find and enjoy other milieux.


72,


Charles, W2SH 




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'James W. Hodgson' va3hod@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:13 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Powell
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Facebook
 
 

Hello,
A few years ago I was told by an Ontario Provincial Police Officer (equivalent to State Trooper) that "we can hack Facebook in the blink of an eye".
When Facebook and Twitter were created, I made a personal vow never to use either.
I also hear Facebook's data collection policies are not the best.

My $.05 - Buffalo Nickel

72/73
Jim Hodgson
VA3HOD

On Sep 10, 2017, at 22:59, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: Facebook

Bob Groh wa2cky
 

I use Facebook quite a bit - both to keep tabs on family and to check the many wood working forums I belong to as well as a few radio and ham radio forums I belong to. I don't worry about hacking - why would someone want to hack my account?  I guess they could and certainly some people do to the great detriment of the people hacked (who can essentially lose control over their Facebook page).  

I do find the forum entirely satisfactory for my uses and basically wouldn't see any need to have a Facebook page.  And, quite selfishly, I think the group is big enough as it is!

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 9:59 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O



Re: Facebook

James W. Hodgson
 

Hello,
A few years ago I was told by an Ontario Provincial Police Officer (equivalent to State Trooper) that "we can hack Facebook in the blink of an eye".
When Facebook and Twitter were created, I made a personal vow never to use either.
I also hear Facebook's data collection policies are not the best.

My $.05 - Buffalo Nickel

72/73
Jim Hodgson
VA3HOD

On Sep 10, 2017, at 22:59, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O


Facebook

Charles W. Powell
 

How many 4SQRP folks stalk, waste time, or otherwise whittle away hours on Facebook? I was just thinking that perhaps we could gain some membership and increase participation if we had a presence on the (now fairly) universal magnet for Millennials, grandparents, and cat video lovers. Oh yes, there are a few radio forums as well.

Comments?

72,

Chas - NK8O

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