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Re: Second Sunday Sprint final results

Tim N9PUZ
 

We have setup the groups.io calendar feature so that reminders for the SSS are sent out a couple of days ahead of time and again about 5 hours before the contest starts. There are probably quite a few people like myself who get busy with things and either forget or fall asleep watching TV before it's time to begin!

73,

Tim N9PUZ (Moderator)

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:47 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
Well, December may have been the most popular Second Sunday Sprint of the year.  We had 16 entries this month.  This is fantastic and hopefully a sign that 2018 will be a busy year for the contest coordinator (me). 


Final SSS Spreadsheet

John Lonigro
 

If anyone is interested in having a copy of the final SSS spreadsheet for 2017, let me know and I'll send it your way.  It should be very similar to the one online at qrpcontest.com, with minor discrepancies, as noted previously.

With that, I've made a new copy of the spreadsheet, deleting all the scores from 2017.  We all start off fresh (as a daisy) for 2018.

72 and happy holidays to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Second Sunday Sprint final results

John Lonigro
 

Well, December may have been the most popular Second Sunday Sprint of the year.  We had 16 entries this month.  This is fantastic and hopefully a sign that 2018 will be a busy year for the contest coordinator (me).  Thanks again to W8DIZ for putting together the automated score reporting website.  That saved me a ton of work.  If  you are looking for parts for your next project, go to "kitsandparts.com" first and see if Diz has what you need. That little plug is the least Diz deserves for providing the automated score reporting website.

The winner for December is John, K4BAI, with a whopping 29 QSO points.  John just barely beat out Carl, WB0CFF, who had 27 points in December.  Carl just joined in November, but with his 2-month point total of 39, he wound up 7th for the entire year!  Looks like Carl will be a force to reckon with in 2018.  Following John and Carl were Johnny, AC0BQ with 12 points, then Gary and Chas, each with 9 points.  John can expect to receive his December digital certificate shortly.

If you are interested in how you fared this year, Diz has that info on the same website you used to enter your score.  There will likely be a couple of slight discrepancies due to the member/non-member mixup in November.  One of the discrepancies "vaulted" Gary, KF7WNS, into a tie for third place with Chas, W2SH in the overall 2017 standings, both earning 122 points.  I could use some arbitrary criterion to break the tie, but instead I'm going to award both of these gentlemen a certificate for 3rd place for 2017.  Congratulations Gary and Chas!

In second place is John, K4BAI, with 152 QSO points for 2017.  As noted above, John recorded a whopping 29 QSO points for December, but was a little too far behind the winner to be able to catch up.  In addition to the December winning certificate, John will receive a certificate for 2nd place in the overall standings for 2017.  Congratulations to John!

Finally, the overall winner for 2017 is Bill, KV6Z, with 177 QSO points.  I believe Bill had the lead all year.  He had well over 10 points for each of the first 10 months of the year, making it a challenge to catch up with him.  Congratulations to Bill!

The certificates for the overall 2017 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be in the (E)mail shortly.

Again, congratulations to all the winners of the 13 contests in 2017 (12 monthly and 1 annual).  In a very real sense, everyone who participated this year was a winner.  The goal is to have fun and I'm sure everyone who participated had fun.  They may have been frustrated at times, but that's to be expected.  According to a quick count, 38 individuals participated this year who collected at least one QSO point.  Countless others participated but had no luck scaring up any contacts.  There's always next year.  I sincerely hope I keep busy tallying lots of scores in 2018.

I am working on a revised set of rules for 2018.  The main difference will be allowing 10 Watts on Sideband.  Also, I'm considering the CW and sideband portions of a band to be separate bands from now on, so if you have a CW QSO with someone on 40M (for example), you can also have a sideband QSO with that person on 40M and it will count as two QSOs.  But CW QSO's need to be made in the CW portion of the band and sideband QSO's obviously must be made in the sideband portion.  Look for the revised rules on the 4SQRP website well before the January SSS.

72 and happy holidays to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: 4SQRP Enclosures

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Paul
I will go have a look.
72
Merry Christmas 
Johnny 


On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

Sorry Johnny, I put a picture in photos under N0NBD not sure why but it is in there twice . The interface is 3 each 1/8 stereo jack to a single jack on the back side. i can have several keys,  paddles, bugs ect plugged in to 2 radios at the same time

Not tricky... fact is I am intimidated by the skills of others....my skills are marginal at best... It did clean up the jumper wires and the cat 5 wire strung around my desk to the keys hi hi.


de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:06 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Enclosures
 
Ok Paul
If you posted a picture I didn’t see it??
Could you post a pic please?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:12 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
Hey Terry and Paul,
You just sealed the fate of the "mini" sized one I've been trying to find a neat use for.

Jim, W0EB

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 5:08 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Way to go Paul, I think I need to do that also.
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
>
>
>
>




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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 4SQRP Enclosures

Paul Smith
 

Sorry Johnny, I put a picture in photos under N0NBD not sure why but it is in there twice . The interface is 3 each 1/8 stereo jack to a single jack on the back side. i can have several keys,  paddles, bugs ect plugged in to 2 radios at the same time

Not tricky... fact is I am intimidated by the skills of others....my skills are marginal at best... It did clean up the jumper wires and the cat 5 wire strung around my desk to the keys hi hi.


de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:06 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Enclosures
 
Ok Paul
If you posted a picture I didn’t see it??
Could you post a pic please?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:12 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
Hey Terry and Paul,
You just sealed the fate of the "mini" sized one I've been trying to find a neat use for.

Jim, W0EB

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 5:08 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Way to go Paul, I think I need to do that also.
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
>
>
>
>




--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Cricket 80a Power - oops and SSS

Tom Sevart
 

On 12/12/17 17:07, Carl Gansen wrote:
You have to admit, it looks more impressive expressed that way!
Yes, much better than .87 Watts.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: 4SQRP Enclosures

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok Paul
If you posted a picture I didn’t see it??
Could you post a pic please?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:12 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
Hey Terry and Paul,
You just sealed the fate of the "mini" sized one I've been trying to find a neat use for.

Jim, W0EB

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 5:08 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Way to go Paul, I think I need to do that also.
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
>
>
>
>




--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Cricket 80a Power - oops and SSS

John Lonigro
 

True, but having all those zeroes implies a pretty accurate measurement.  I suspect whatever he used to make the measurement is not accurate to the nearest microWatt!  If it is and if it's a Four States product, we need to raise the price! - hi.

72,

John, AA0VE
(Just about to tally the scores for December and for the year.)


On 12/12/2017 05:07 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:
You have to admit, it looks more impressive expressed that way!


Re: Cricket 80a Power - oops and SSS

Carl Gansen
 

You have to admit, it looks more impressive expressed that way!


Re: Hooray for Progress

WA0ITP
 

Welcome Back Dave!

Looking forward to working you up there in the Quad City area. 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/11/2017 9:19 PM, Dave Belville wrote:

Wow, I am finally receiving 4SQRP posts! Awesome!

I should introduce myself. My name is Dave Belville. QTH Silvis, IL. I love QRP with my KX3 and am going to start joining in the sprints. I rarely received a 4SQRP post on Yahoo so I am glad the group was moved.

72/73

Dave, KD9VT

It's a Belville thing and you wouldn't understand.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 12/11/2017 9:12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hooray for Progress

Yeah, and after they got hacked & exposed so many people's personal info to the world, I really hated to have to use them for anything.  I wish N3FJP would get his bunch off Yahoo as well because I love his logging programs.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dick Hammond" <n0tgr2@...>
Sent: 12/11/2017 8:50:33 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Hooray for Progress

What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me

Virus-free. www.avast.com


TEST----DISREGARD PLEASE

W0IIT
 

XXXXXXXXXX


Transfer

Wayne Dillon
 

Well done and a huge thanks to all involved in the transfer. Very much appreciated. Now to get my Cricket 80a built and on the air.
Be blessed all,
Wayne - NQ0RP

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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP



TNX es QRSS party

John Kirby
 

big-BIG TNX
for the new group site

80a kit arrived safeNsound es next on build list.

Current project (my first annual :>))
Annual QRSS New Year's Eve Party
  >>https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs<< (post#18604 plus more)     
  >>http://www.zianet.com/dhassall/<<

72 73
John
N3AAZ



Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

I hope there were at least a few QSOs on Sunday during the SSS. Conditions seemed rather rough.  Remember, try to get your score submitted soon, preferably by noon today.  I won't have time tomorrow and hope to get everything tallied later today.

Now that the December SSS is history, I will need to update the rules, to specifically allow 10 Watts on sideband.  I'm not sure that change will help much, but it might. I'm not willing to allow powers greater than 10 Watts.  And, as always, the maximum CW power needs to be 5 Watts or less (or, as some would say, 5,000,000 microWatts-HI).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Hooray for Progress

Dave Belville <davebelville@...>
 

Wow, I am finally receiving 4SQRP posts! Awesome!

I should introduce myself. My name is Dave Belville. QTH Silvis, IL. I love QRP with my KX3 and am going to start joining in the sprints. I rarely received a 4SQRP post on Yahoo so I am glad the group was moved.

72/73

Dave, KD9VT

It's a Belville thing and you wouldn't understand.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 12/11/2017 9:12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hooray for Progress

Yeah, and after they got hacked & exposed so many people's personal info to the world, I really hated to have to use them for anything.  I wish N3FJP would get his bunch off Yahoo as well because I love his logging programs.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dick Hammond" <n0tgr2@...>
Sent: 12/11/2017 8:50:33 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Hooray for Progress

What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Hooray for Progress

Jim Sheldon
 

Yeah, and after they got hacked & exposed so many people's personal info to the world, I really hated to have to use them for anything.  I wish N3FJP would get his bunch off Yahoo as well because I love his logging programs.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dick Hammond" <n0tgr2@...>
Sent: 12/11/2017 8:50:33 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Hooray for Progress

What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me


Hooray for Progress

Dick Hammond
 

What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me


NAQCC December Sprint this Tuesday Evening

Larry Makoski
 

The December NAQCC sprint is this coming Tueesday evening local time (December 12th,
EST - 8:30-10:30PM, CST - 7:30-9:30PM, MST - 6:30-8:30PM, PST - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Wednesday, December13th, 0130 to 0330Z in all cases.

For all the "official" information, please go to:

http://naqcc.info/sprint/sprint201712.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX
for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!). A Certificate for top score in the
GAIN antenna category.

Prizes: Too many to list!! - check out the prizes page on our website.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight
key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you
must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 9000+
members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 100 Countries. Sign up on the
NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate,
with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time, and hunt for the NAQCC Anniversary stations, too!


72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

for NAQCC
http://naqcc.info/


Re: Another Cricket OTA

Chip Stratton AE5KA
 

Oops! Thats to say 3580.05 measured.

Chip
AE5KA

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 1:29 AM, Chip Stratton <lightdazzled@...> wrote:
Just started and finished my Cricket! 0.6 watts on a measured 3080.050 kHz with 9V battery. Hitting four RBN stations, but no returns to my CQ.

72
Chip
AE5KA


Re: Thanks to All...

David B Rogers
 

What Larry said. 

David, WA7ZYQ

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 11, 2017, at 4:52 PM, Larry via Groups.Io <lradio1@...> wrote:

Thanks to all who maintain and contribute to the 4SQRP activity.

Great radio fellowship!

72 all,

Larry ns4q..

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