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Re: SSS is coming up

John Lonigro
 

Richard:

Ron AG1P (one of our founding fathers) lives in Waldport, OR and he sometimes gets on the 2nd Sunday Sprint.

Gary KF7WNS lives in Bandon, OR and is currently in 4th place in the SSS with 95 points.

Chas W2SH lives in Millington, NJ and is in 3rd place.

We've also had someone from Alaska make a few points.

So it's not impossible.  Don't give up before you try.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 10/03/2017 11:13 AM, Richard AG5M ag5m@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


I have never worked the SSS, and not sure I'll hear anyone way out here in southeast WA State, but I'll be on. Licensed in 1963 too, CW skills not what they used to be either. I'm just happy to be here.
73, Richard AG5M

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 10/2/17, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS is coming up
To: "John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 8:05 PM


4sqrp is
a great group and i wish I had found them sooner.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:04:54
AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:






 












Everett:
Thanks for your comments.  You are more than welcome
to send or
receive as slowly as you wish.  Your score is better
than mine.  I
have a combination of conflicts and a lousy antenna. 
Nobody had
better complain about you sending QRS.  The SSS is
really just
motivation to get people on the air, not a cutthroat
contest.  The
more you operate, the faster you'll eventually be
able to copy.
I'm pretty sure the rules will change for 2018,
allowing 10 Watt
sideband QSOs.  Nobody has been against that rule
change yet.  The
CW portion will remain the same.  I'm waiting for
the new year
because I don't want to change rules in the middle
of the contest.


72,
John, AA0VE




On
10/02/2017 08:02 PM, Everett Catlin
everettcatlin@...
[4sqrp] wrote:


 



Hi John



I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have
really
enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I
am ok with
the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw
speed is way
down as my mind does not process things as
fast as they
use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest
score was 3.
Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to
work you and
guys and please don't get mad if I ask
you to QRS. I am
in it to have fun and not to win it. 




"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"










On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45
AM GMT,
John Lonigro jonigro@...
[4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...>
wrote:









 



Folks:



The SSS (Second Sunday
Sprint) is
especially early in the
month this

time.  It's next
Sunday, October 8th. 
As usual, it runs from 7-9
PM

CDT.  The complete rules
are available
on the 4SQRP website.  They
are

also available on the result
reporting
site, which is

www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp
As a reminder
to the  sideband members of
the

group, this contest is NOT
CW only.  The
QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285,
and

14285 kHz for areas to look
for sideband
activity.  I suggest we use


those same frequencies for
any sideband
activity during the SSS. 
As I

mentioned before, if you do
try
sideband, make a note of it
in the

comments section of your
score report,
even if your score is 0
QSOs,

just to give the rest of us
a gauge on
the activity level. 
We'll keep

the maximum power level at 5
Watts this
year, but I'm seriously


considering upping that
level to 10
Watts (sideband only) for
next

year's contest. If you
have strong
feelings either way about
this

potential change, let me
know.



72,



John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator











































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Test. Post

 

Test POST. BOB. AF2DX
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


Re: SSS is coming up

 

WOW Richard A ham since 1963 so I guess you saw some good band openings Don't worry about your CW I'm in the hospital right now but have my HB1B CW rig with me and. I keep my CW speed up. 73 BOB AF2DX
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Richard AG5M ag5m@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sender: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 16:13:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: <4sqrp@...>; Everett Catlin<everettcatlin@...>
ReplyTo: 4sqrp@...,Richard AG5M <ag5m@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS is coming up

 


I have never worked the SSS, and not sure I'll hear anyone way out here in southeast WA State, but I'll be on. Licensed in 1963 too, CW skills not what they used to be either. I'm just happy to be here.
73, Richard AG5M

--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 10/2/17, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS is coming up
To: "John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 8:05 PM


4sqrp is
a great group and i wish I had found them sooner.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:04:54
AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:






 












Everett:
Thanks for your comments.  You are more than welcome
to send or
receive as slowly as you wish.  Your score is better
than mine.  I
have a combination of conflicts and a lousy antenna. 
Nobody had
better complain about you sending QRS.  The SSS is
really just
motivation to get people on the air, not a cutthroat
contest.  The
more you operate, the faster you'll eventually be
able to copy.
I'm pretty sure the rules will change for 2018,
allowing 10 Watt
sideband QSOs.  Nobody has been against that rule
change yet.  The
CW portion will remain the same.  I'm waiting for
the new year
because I don't want to change rules in the middle
of the contest.


72,
John, AA0VE




On
10/02/2017 08:02 PM, Everett Catlin
everettcatlin@...
[4sqrp] wrote:


 



Hi John



I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have
really
enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I
am ok with
the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw
speed is way
down as my mind does not process things as
fast as they
use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest
score was 3.
Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to
work you and
guys and please don't get mad if I ask
you to QRS. I am
in it to have fun and not to win it. 




"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"










On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45
AM GMT,
John Lonigro jonigro@...
[4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...>
wrote:









 



Folks:



The SSS (Second Sunday
Sprint) is
especially early in the
month this

time.  It's next
Sunday, October 8th. 
As usual, it runs from 7-9
PM

CDT.  The complete rules
are available
on the 4SQRP website.  They
are

also available on the result
reporting
site, which is

www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. 
As a reminder
to the  sideband members of
the

group, this contest is NOT
CW only.  The
QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285,
and

14285 kHz for areas to look
for sideband
activity.  I suggest we use


those same frequencies for
any sideband
activity during the SSS. 
As I

mentioned before, if you do
try
sideband, make a note of it
in the

comments section of your
score report,
even if your score is 0
QSOs,

just to give the rest of us
a gauge on
the activity level. 
We'll keep

the maximum power level at 5
Watts this
year, but I'm seriously


considering upping that
level to 10
Watts (sideband only) for
next

year's contest. If you
have strong
feelings either way about
this

potential change, let me
know.



72,



John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator











































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Re: SSS is coming up

Richard AG5M
 

I have never worked the SSS, and not sure I'll hear anyone way out here in southeast WA State, but I'll be on. Licensed in 1963 too, CW skills not what they used to be either. I'm just happy to be here.
73, Richard AG5M

--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 10/2/17, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@yahoo.com [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS is coming up
To: "John Lonigro jonigro@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 8:05 PM


4sqrp is
a great group and i wish I had found them sooner.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:04:54
AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@gmail.com [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:






 












Everett:
Thanks for your comments.  You are more than welcome
to send or
receive as slowly as you wish.  Your score is better
than mine.  I
have a combination of conflicts and a lousy antenna. 
Nobody had
better complain about you sending QRS.  The SSS is
really just
motivation to get people on the air, not a cutthroat
contest.  The
more you operate, the faster you'll eventually be
able to copy.
I'm pretty sure the rules will change for 2018,
allowing 10 Watt
sideband QSOs.  Nobody has been against that rule
change yet.  The
CW portion will remain the same.  I'm waiting for
the new year
because I don't want to change rules in the middle
of the contest.


72,
John, AA0VE




On
10/02/2017 08:02 PM, Everett Catlin
everettcatlin@yahoo.com
[4sqrp] wrote:


 



Hi John



I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have
really
enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I
am ok with
the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw
speed is way
down as my mind does not process things as
fast as they
use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest
score was 3.
Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to
work you and
guys and please don't get mad if I ask
you to QRS. I am
in it to have fun and not to win it. 




"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"










On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45
AM GMT,
John Lonigro jonigro@gmail.com
[4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:









 



Folks:



The SSS (Second Sunday
Sprint) is
especially early in the
month this

time.  It's next
Sunday, October 8th. 
As usual, it runs from 7-9
PM

CDT.  The complete rules
are available
on the 4SQRP website.  They
are

also available on the result
reporting
site, which is

www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. 
As a reminder
to the  sideband members of
the

group, this contest is NOT
CW only.  The
QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285,
and

14285 kHz for areas to look
for sideband
activity.  I suggest we use


those same frequencies for
any sideband
activity during the SSS. 
As I

mentioned before, if you do
try
sideband, make a note of it
in the

comments section of your
score report,
even if your score is 0
QSOs,

just to give the rest of us
a gauge on
the activity level. 
We'll keep

the maximum power level at 5
Watts this
year, but I'm seriously


considering upping that
level to 10
Watts (sideband only) for
next

year's contest. If you
have strong
feelings either way about
this

potential change, let me
know.



72,



John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator











































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Re: QRP is challenged

Lee
 

Our Mackay rack (Model 2012 Main Tx IIRC) runs about 800-1000 watts on MF (425, 454, 468, 480, 500, 512 khz) – two 813s in the finals – into a fixed doublet running the spine of the ship. Lots of steel and a salt water ground really help. Range after sundown is a couple of thousand miles reliably………….the 2017 emergency rig is about 70 watts and is solid state…………

 

73 de Lee KX4TT, General Radiotelegraph License (ex T2 holder)

RO, SS American Victory, QTH Tampa, FL

 

VA

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:59
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP is challenged

 

 

Hi Walter,

If you can't get that dipole up nearly 1000 feet the ground losses will
cut your signal down to size. All of the other people who have been on
the band with the experimental licenses have already been dealing with
this. Just go by the eirp (is that the right term). You will radiating
QRP levels anyway.

But..maybe we can get by with only 5 watts at the antenna connector on
our transmitters. When we start making RF and booting it out into the
ether we will find out. It seems a few decades ago ships at sea got a
long way with far less than a KW from the TX. Or maybe they were running
*expensive* 50 KW gear. I wasn't on one of those ships to see.

When I was in the Navy that stuff was all "off limits". A shipboard fire
in there once had me just outside the CIC door in case the 'authorized'
men inside lost control. We don't mess around with fires at sea. They
had it out in less than a minute. The quickest response to a fire at sea
that I witnessed was about five seconds. I was halfway there and
reaching for a hose reel when they got it out!

I am about to be QRV on 160 again with quite a bit less than 100 watts
(but not just 5). Closer to 50 watts.

Good luck on the new band and...

73,

Bill KU8H

On 10/03/2017 09:07 AM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
>
> For a few minutes the reading about the new 630 meter Ham band had my
> antenna juices going.......until I actually did the old time 468/fMHz
> calculation! Yikes......991.5 feets for a dipole at 472KHz. Since I buy
> wire by the quarter mile and terra firma is plenty, no problem, right?!?
>
> Five watts on 160 meters is challenging at times, so at 472KHz I am just
> wondering if 5 watts can even reach the ends of the dipole LOL A 50 watt
> transverter is available and is that the low power level of a new QRP
> situation?
>
> http://www.monitorsensors.com/ham-radio/630m-transverter
>
> There may be other transverters, but I did not search.
>
> Don't worry, I have no current interest in the new 2200 meter (136 KHz)
> band. That is getting close to Navy submarine freqs and I'm not a bubble
> head!
>
> I'm sure more head scratching will follow LOL!!!
>
> 73....Walter - K5EST


Re: QRP is challenged

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Walter,

If you can't get that dipole up nearly 1000 feet the ground losses will cut your signal down to size. All of the other people who have been on the band with the experimental licenses have already been dealing with this. Just go by the eirp (is that the right term). You will radiating QRP levels anyway.

But..maybe we can get by with only 5 watts at the antenna connector on our transmitters. When we start making RF and booting it out into the ether we will find out. It seems a few decades ago ships at sea got a long way with far less than a KW from the TX. Or maybe they were running *expensive* 50 KW gear. I wasn't on one of those ships to see.

When I was in the Navy that stuff was all "off limits". A shipboard fire in there once had me just outside the CIC door in case the 'authorized' men inside lost control. We don't mess around with fires at sea. They had it out in less than a minute. The quickest response to a fire at sea that I witnessed was about five seconds. I was halfway there and reaching for a hose reel when they got it out!

I am about to be QRV on 160 again with quite a bit less than 100 watts (but not just 5). Closer to 50 watts.

Good luck on the new band and...

73,

Bill KU8H

On 10/03/2017 09:07 AM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:


For a few minutes the reading about the new 630 meter Ham band had my
antenna juices going.......until I actually did the old time 468/fMHz
calculation! Yikes......991.5 feets for a dipole at 472KHz. Since I buy
wire by the quarter mile and terra firma is plenty, no problem, right?!?

Five watts on 160 meters is challenging at times, so at 472KHz I am just
wondering if 5 watts can even reach the ends of the dipole LOL A 50 watt
transverter is available and is that the low power level of a new QRP
situation?

http://www.monitorsensors.com/ham-radio/630m-transverter

There may be other transverters, but I did not search.

Don't worry, I have no current interest in the new 2200 meter (136 KHz)
band. That is getting close to Navy submarine freqs and I'm not a bubble
head!

I'm sure more head scratching will follow LOL!!!

73....Walter - K5EST

--
bark less - wag more


QRP is challenged

Walter - K5EST
 

For a few minutes the reading about the new 630 meter Ham band had my antenna juices going.......until I actually did the old time 468/fMHz calculation! Yikes......991.5 feets for a dipole at 472KHz. Since I buy wire by the quarter mile and terra firma is plenty, no problem, right?!?

Five watts on 160 meters is challenging at times, so at 472KHz I am just wondering if 5 watts can even reach the ends of the dipole LOL A 50 watt transverter is available and is that the low power level of a new QRP situation?

http://www.monitorsensors.com/ham-radio/630m-transverter

There may be other transverters, but I did not search.

Don't worry, I have no current interest in the new 2200 meter (136 KHz) band. That is getting close to Navy submarine freqs and I'm not a bubble head!

I'm sure more head scratching will follow LOL!!!

73....Walter - K5EST


Re: SSS is coming up

Everett Catlin <everettcatlin@...>
 

4sqrp is a great group and i wish I had found them sooner.


On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:04:54 AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

Everett:

Thanks for your comments.  You are more than welcome to send or receive as slowly as you wish.  Your score is better than mine.  I have a combination of conflicts and a lousy antenna.  Nobody had better complain about you sending QRS.  The SSS is really just motivation to get people on the air, not a cutthroat contest.  The more you operate, the faster you'll eventually be able to copy.

I'm pretty sure the rules will change for 2018, allowing 10 Watt sideband QSOs.  Nobody has been against that rule change yet.  The CW portion will remain the same.  I'm waiting for the new year because I don't want to change rules in the middle of the contest.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 10/02/2017 08:02 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Hi John

I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have really enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I am ok with the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw speed is way down as my mind does not process things as fast as they use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest score was 3. Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to work you and guys and please don't get mad if I ask you to QRS. I am in it to have fun and not to win it. 

"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"


On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45 AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this
time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM
CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are
also available on the result reporting site, which is
www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the
group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and
14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use
those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I
mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the
comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs,
just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep
the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously
considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next
year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this
potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



QRPme Rockmite][ SKINNY kit update

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

For those of you who may be interested in or have purchased the QRPme Rockmite][ SKINNY kit, I decided to add a few more parts to the kit. I took a road trip with my daughter this past weekend and we drove 1,500+ miles so I had a lot of time to think about all the stuff I needed to do when I got back!! I wanted to make the SKINNY kit a good starting point no matter what band you wanted to build it for. So I thought adding the toroids to put it on any band would be a good thing! I will be adding two T30-2 and two T30-6 toroids to make a low pass filter on any of the Rockmite bands and also adding the FT23-41 toroid for the matching transformer. The SKINNY kit now has the toroids to make any of the P&E mods. Check out the P&E mod page for the band of your choice for the updated mod values of the filter caps. They are NOT the same values as the stock Rockmite][ kit. The stock Rockmite filters are designed using standard values of caps and chokes for ease of building. The P&E filters values are designed for optimum efficiency so winding toroids is required. Same as before on the other more easily obtained components, you need to scrounge up the resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes (but NO zeners) etc.

from original post:

For those of you who have a nice supply of common parts in your junque bins, actually LIKE to scrounge for parts or simply want a deal.... I have posted a new Rockmite][ SKINNY kit. The SKINNY kit has the Rockmite specific parts included so all you have to scrounge up is the common stuff. Since I don't have to buy all that stuff AND kit it in the bags, I can send it out at a SKINNY price....$20 shipped anywhere for free!

Details on my website page:      http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=RSK

Rex  W1REX


Re: SSS is coming up

John Lonigro
 

Everett:

Thanks for your comments.  You are more than welcome to send or receive as slowly as you wish.  Your score is better than mine.  I have a combination of conflicts and a lousy antenna.  Nobody had better complain about you sending QRS.  The SSS is really just motivation to get people on the air, not a cutthroat contest.  The more you operate, the faster you'll eventually be able to copy.

I'm pretty sure the rules will change for 2018, allowing 10 Watt sideband QSOs.  Nobody has been against that rule change yet.  The CW portion will remain the same.  I'm waiting for the new year because I don't want to change rules in the middle of the contest.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 10/02/2017 08:02 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Hi John

I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have really enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I am ok with the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw speed is way down as my mind does not process things as fast as they use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest score was 3. Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to work you and guys and please don't get mad if I ask you to QRS. I am in it to have fun and not to win it. 

"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"


On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45 AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this
time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM
CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are
also available on the result reporting site, which is
www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the
group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and
14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use
those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I
mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the
comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs,
just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep
the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously
considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next
year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this
potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Re: SSS is coming up

Everett Catlin <everettcatlin@...>
 

Hi John

I will be on the SSS with my BJ. I have really enjoyed it. My first ticket was in 1963. I am ok with the SSB power change to 10 watts PEP. My cw speed is way down as my mind does not process things as fast as they use too. My lowest score was 0 and highest score was 3. Who cares, I will be on the SSS. I hope to work you and guys and please don't get mad if I ask you to QRS. I am in it to have fun and not to win it. 

"Vi Minore Plus Gaudium"


On Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:23:45 AM GMT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this
time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM
CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are
also available on the result reporting site, which is
www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the
group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and
14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use
those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I
mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the
comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs,
just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep
the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously
considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next
year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this
potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Moving and new shack.. bring on winter!

JOHN CRONHELM
 

If you can't put up an antenna 
I would recommend Wonder Wand 750 Loop antenna from radioworld.co.uk can be used indoors up to 10 watts. 7-50 Mhz.
John, Vo1jcc.

On Oct 1, 2017 4:44 PM, "John Hucke johnhucke87@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I wish you'd have told them that was ridiculous and demanded they substantiate that claim. Anti antenna zealots often say such dumb stuff.

Of course I shouldn't suggest that since 
I wasn't the one who had to deal with their equine fertilizer output.
Might have been interesting to see what there response would have been.
Good luck with the move and your antenna farm. Makes me jealous especially since I'm in a no antenna HOA.
73 John, K3JH 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 14:30, JT Croteau jt.tobit@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I've been off the air since the City of Manchester, NH told me to take
down my 66' doublet because it was a "lightning hazard". Whatever but
ok..

Anyway, I bought some land in the Missouri Ozarks about five years ago
and I'm finally, finally, moving there in the next few weeks.
Hopefully no later than Nov. 1st. I have 5 acres of land and will
finally be able to put up whatever I want for an antenna farm.

I have two reversible beverages and a 125' doublet packed and ready to
go. My new shack gear is attached as photos. I've been slowly
collecting everything over the past year. I just recently put a 450
Hz. filter into the IC-703.

For digital modes, I have a 15" 2n1 Laptop/Tablet that draws only 20W.
Everything will be run off of solar power. I currently have a 460 Ah
12V battery bank and 450W of solar panels to start with.

It's going to be a fun and exciting winter no matter how the bands behave!

72 DE N1ESE



Re: Weekend Reminder - 2017 Wichita Area Hamfest

Chuck Skolaut
 

--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 10/2/17, bbarley48@gmail.com [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [4sqrp] Weekend Reminder - 2017 Wichita Area Hamfest
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 9:30 AM


 







Steve,

I plan to come to the hamfest and I have a small number of books (handbooks) and several other items so I don't really need a whole table, maybe I can just add my stuff to someone's else's that isn't brimming over, hi.

Chuck, KØBOG




Here's a weekend reminder - The
2017 Wichita Area Hamfest will be this next Saturday -
October 7


If
you have items to sell or trade, call Steve (N0YYI) at (316)
617-1658. We can still squeeze in another table for you.
They are
indoors. And the price is right - FREE! You can also send an
e-mail
requesting a table to: wichitaareahamfest2017@gmail.com




Tables
are standard size - 8' X 30”.



Admission
is $5.00 which helps cover expenses. Doors open at 8:00 AM.
Parking
is free.


The
location again this year is the River Walk Church of Christ
at 225 N.
Waco. Talk-In is on 146.94 (-). The repeater will be open
– no
tone needed.
At
8:30 AM there will be a YL Forum - complete with live demos
and use
of equipment.


VE
testing will begin at 9 AM – sharp. Come ready to
upgrade!


At
11:00 a Factory Rep from Yaesu will give a presentation of
their
Fusion Repeater system and also of the Wires-X internet
access.



For
information about the Wichita Area Hamfest or to reserve
your table,
please contact N0YYI - Steve Periman at (316) – 617 –
1658 or
KK0S - Bruce Barley at (316) – 744 – 3555. Or email to:

wichitaareahamfest2017@gmail.com































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Re: SSS is coming up

John Hucke <johnhucke87@...>
 

John,
If you want more SSB Operators then allow 10 W which is the standard definition of SSB QRP. Limiting us to 1/2 our normal Power doesn't look like you really want us.

John, K3JH, SSB only right now.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Monday, October 2, 2017, 06:23, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this
time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM
CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are
also available on the result reporting site, which is
www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the
group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and
14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use
those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I
mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the
comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs,
just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep
the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously
considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next
year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this
potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Weekend Reminder - 2017 Wichita Area Hamfest

KK0S
 


Here's a weekend reminder - The 2017 Wichita Area Hamfest will be this next Saturday - October 7


If you have items to sell or trade, call Steve (N0YYI) at (316) 617-1658. We can still squeeze in another table for you. They are indoors. And the price is right - FREE! You can also send an e-mail requesting a table to: wichitaareahamfest2017@...


Tables are standard size - 8' X 30”.


Admission is $5.00 which helps cover expenses. Doors open at 8:00 AM. Parking is free.


The location again this year is the River Walk Church of Christ at 225 N. Waco. Talk-In is on 146.94 (-). The repeater will be open – no tone needed.

At 8:30 AM there will be a YL Forum - complete with live demos and use of equipment.


VE testing will begin at 9 AM – sharp. Come ready to upgrade!


At 11:00 a Factory Rep from Yaesu will give a presentation of their Fusion Repeater system and also of the Wires-X internet access.


For information about the Wichita Area Hamfest or to reserve your table, please contact N0YYI - Steve Periman at (316) – 617 – 1658 or KK0S - Bruce Barley at (316) – 744 – 3555. Or email to: wichitaareahamfest2017@gmail.com




Re: What's up in your shack??

David Lininger
 

This sounds like what would interest me. I just got my general a week
ago, so I'm still putting a station together. So far I have a Ten-Tec
Argosy with a mic. Antenna and power are still being worked on. The
challenge is that I live in a 40' motorhome (we're full-time RV'ers) and
space is a challenge.



On 2/10/17 4:36, John Cronhelm johncronhelm@nl.rogers.com [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi Ross,
I am qrp SSB only, could link up when bands are better.
Regards,
John Vo1jcc.

On Oct 2, 2017 2:17 AM, "Ross Henderson sparkyvaughn2@yahoo.com [4sqrp]"
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hey Dan: I wish there was more SSB operators myself. But the 4SQRP
group does not offer any. When I was on 11 meters a long time ago,
that was the only way I talked. But maybe one of these days. Ross KG5OED


On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:02:33 PM CDT, on30ng@gmail.com
[4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 

I haven't done much hamming in a long time. But I've sure been
thinking about it. Well Friday afternoon/evening I sat down at the
radio and thought I'd try to make a few QSO's. I'd just read an
email about 10 meters and I thought I'd give it a shot.


A few of you know me and know I really like the challenge of QRP
SSB. I now have a KX3 and enjoy the option to operate QRO - 10
watts. Wish there were more QRP SSB operators...
On 10 meters it was pretty silent but I ran across, HC5DX, David in
Ecuador, and he is a great operator. I waited in line, there was an
obvious pile-up and sure enough I got him at 10 watts. I've made
very few contacts on 10 meters (ever). 
I started moving down the bands and finely settled on 40 meters. I
worked CF3SZ in Canada, a special event station in FL (massive
pile-up, took me over an hour) and a couple of MI POTA stations. 

I remembered why I LOVE ham radio. Again. 

I'm going to work on a few projects this winter, keep them small and
manageable. I've been too ambitious on some. I also need to shore up
my existing antenna, W3EDP. The far end is probably not even up 20'.
Being injured last year kind of slowed me down and this year just
been lazy. I really want a second antenna of some kind. Maybe
another wire or a Black Widow vertical or something... Like Terry, I
want to explore some of the newer digital modes.

Dan  --  KB9JLO


--
David Lininger, kb0zke
Rev. 2:10
kb0zke@gmail.com


Re: What's up in your shack??

Jaimie Hall
 

We seem to have more active operators wanting to be on air, which is great.
QRP gives a good chance to show our growing skills and efforts.

After just returning back to my home State of Victoria, I am pleased to report of the many contacts I made while mobile. Most contacts were other QRP station out and about. Some mobile like me and others base and a few camping out or just set up in NP doing PARKS etc.
It was great to know.

Also I was please to be shown around the QTH of the LIGHTING RIDGE station in the MEN,s Shed up at Lighting Ridge. Most impressive set up and used at least 6 days away and even their very own repeater station. Massive tower and wire antenna.

Great location too. 

Jaimie Hall
VK3TZE

Mr. JAIMIE HALL
Mobile: 0432264961
Call: VK3TZE
QTH: EAGLEMONT, VICTORIA,
          AUSTRALIA

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 8:36 PM, John Cronhelm johncronhelm@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ross,
I am qrp SSB only, could link up when bands are better.
Regards,
John Vo1jcc.

On Oct 2, 2017 2:17 AM, "Ross Henderson sparkyvaughn2@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Dan: I wish there was more SSB operators myself. But the 4SQRP group does not offer any. When I was on 11 meters a long time ago, that was the only way I talked. But maybe one of these days. Ross KG5OED


On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:02:33 PM CDT, on30ng@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

I haven't done much hamming in a long time. But I've sure been thinking about it. Well Friday afternoon/evening I sat down at the radio and thought I'd try to make a few QSO's. I'd just read an email about 10 meters and I thought I'd give it a shot.


A few of you know me and know I really like the challenge of QRP SSB. I now have a KX3 and enjoy the option to operate QRO - 10 watts. Wish there were more QRP SSB operators...
On 10 meters it was pretty silent but I ran across, HC5DX, David in Ecuador, and he is a great operator. I waited in line, there was an obvious pile-up and sure enough I got him at 10 watts. I've made very few contacts on 10 meters (ever). 
I started moving down the bands and finely settled on 40 meters. I worked CF3SZ in Canada, a special event station in FL (massive pile-up, took me over an hour) and a couple of MI POTA stations. 

I remembered why I LOVE ham radio. Again. 

I'm going to work on a few projects this winter, keep them small and manageable. I've been too ambitious on some. I also need to shore up my existing antenna, W3EDP. The far end is probably not even up 20'. Being injured last year kind of slowed me down and this year just been lazy. I really want a second antenna of some kind. Maybe another wire or a Black Widow vertical or something... Like Terry, I want to explore some of the newer digital modes.

Dan  --  KB9JLO



Re: SSS is coming up

Jaimie Hall
 

I feel 10watts for next year would be okay from my point of view.

JAIMIE HALL
VK3TZE

Thank you

Mr. JAIMIE HALL
Mobile: 0432264961
Call: VK3TZE
QTH: EAGLEMONT, VICTORIA,
          AUSTRALIA

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 9:23 PM, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this
time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM
CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are
also available on the result reporting site, which is
www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the
group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and
14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use
those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I
mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the
comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs,
just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep
the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously
considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next
year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this
potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



SSS is coming up

John Lonigro
 

Folks:

The SSS (Second Sunday Sprint) is especially early in the month this time.  It's next Sunday, October 8th.  As usual, it runs from 7-9 PM CDT.  The complete rules are available on the 4SQRP website.  They are also available on the result reporting site, which is www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.  As a reminder to the  sideband members of the group, this contest is NOT CW only.  The QRP-ARCI uses 3985. 7285, and 14285 kHz for areas to look for sideband activity.  I suggest we use those same frequencies for any sideband activity during the SSS.  As I mentioned before, if you do try sideband, make a note of it in the comments section of your score report, even if your score is 0 QSOs, just to give the rest of us a gauge on the activity level.  We'll keep the maximum power level at 5 Watts this year, but I'm seriously considering upping that level to 10 Watts (sideband only) for next year's contest. If you have strong feelings either way about this potential change, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: What's up in your shack??

JOHN CRONHELM
 

Hi Ross,
I am qrp SSB only, could link up when bands are better.
Regards,
John Vo1jcc.

On Oct 2, 2017 2:17 AM, "Ross Henderson sparkyvaughn2@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Dan: I wish there was more SSB operators myself. But the 4SQRP group does not offer any. When I was on 11 meters a long time ago, that was the only way I talked. But maybe one of these days. Ross KG5OED


On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:02:33 PM CDT, on30ng@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

I haven't done much hamming in a long time. But I've sure been thinking about it. Well Friday afternoon/evening I sat down at the radio and thought I'd try to make a few QSO's. I'd just read an email about 10 meters and I thought I'd give it a shot.


A few of you know me and know I really like the challenge of QRP SSB. I now have a KX3 and enjoy the option to operate QRO - 10 watts. Wish there were more QRP SSB operators...
On 10 meters it was pretty silent but I ran across, HC5DX, David in Ecuador, and he is a great operator. I waited in line, there was an obvious pile-up and sure enough I got him at 10 watts. I've made very few contacts on 10 meters (ever). 
I started moving down the bands and finely settled on 40 meters. I worked CF3SZ in Canada, a special event station in FL (massive pile-up, took me over an hour) and a couple of MI POTA stations. 

I remembered why I LOVE ham radio. Again. 

I'm going to work on a few projects this winter, keep them small and manageable. I've been too ambitious on some. I also need to shore up my existing antenna, W3EDP. The far end is probably not even up 20'. Being injured last year kind of slowed me down and this year just been lazy. I really want a second antenna of some kind. Maybe another wire or a Black Widow vertical or something... Like Terry, I want to explore some of the newer digital modes.

Dan  --  KB9JLO

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