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Re: QRP TTF - my ignorance

LARRY MAKOSKI <w2lj@...>
 

"TTF" is To The Field
"MTR" is Mountain Top Radio

73 de Larry W2LJ

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From: David Martin ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; WA0ITP ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP TTF - my ignorance
Sent: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:35:42 PM

 

As I added to the subject line, let me ask a couple of questions so I am not so ignorant in the future......

What is "TTF" ?

What is "MTR" ?


On 04/27/2013 10:12 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 


Re: TTF

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I decided to try the Ozark Highlands Trail, which intersects HWY 7 about 40 miles north of Russellville.

It wouldn't stop raining and there was no shelter, so I was confined to the truck.
I'm not made of sugar, but my KX3 is and I wasn't going to get it wet.
 

After the lightning seemed to have moved on, I fired up a line and pulled up my 33 foot EFHW.  I figured all the fireworks would make 40M unusable, so I didn't try the 66 footer.  Pulled the coax into the truck and was on the air.

I just stayed a bit over two hours.  Made 30 QSOs.  It was good to be able to go after the FQP stations and SOTA stations in addition to the TTF guys.


Here's the Ozark Highlands Trail, for you hikers:


72,

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: QRP TTF - my ignorance

davemrtn
 

As I added to the subject line, let me ask a couple of questions so I am not so ignorant in the future......

What is "TTF" ?

What is "MTR" ?


On 04/27/2013 10:12 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 


Re: TTF

Paul Smith
 

I could hear people working u but couldn't hear u. Maybe next time de Paul 

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On Apr 27, 2013, at 4:39 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: TTF

WA0ITP
 

You bet Larry,
 
I was really pleased to hear you call me, always great to work a long time on the air friend.
 
I did some yard work when I came home also.  I should have taken a nap :o)
 
72 es ttul
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] TTF

On 4/27/2013 5:39 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.


Thanks for the QSO Terry!  It was great hearing you.  I only made 17 myself. I had to cut it short in order to come home and mow the lawn.

73 de Larry W2LJ
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73 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

http://w2lj.blogspot.com/
http://www.w2lj.qrpradio.com/


Re: TTF

Michael Murphy
 

Terry,

I saw that you were on and looked for you on 20 and 40 but no joy.

See you next Wednesday on the net.

72

Mike - KI8R


On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




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mike@...

twitter.com/ki8r

www.ki8r.com

614-371-8265 (cell)

4SQRP #388
QRPARCI #14941
NAQCC #6432
FLYING PIGS #3100
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Re: TTF

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

On 4/27/2013 5:39 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.


Thanks for the QSO Terry!  It was great hearing you.  I only made 17 myself. I had to cut it short in order to come home and mow the lawn.

73 de Larry W2LJ
-- 
73 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

http://w2lj.blogspot.com/
http://www.w2lj.qrpradio.com/


Re: TTF

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Terry
FB on the outing !
I could hear the stations working u, but I couldn't hear you. I had gud luck  at home, qsb was deep but the events sure were fun!
Randy it was good to work you as always.

72 tnx
JOHNNY AC0BQ


On Saturday, April 27, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: TTF

Kelly E
 

Terry,

I tried and tried to get ya... QSB took you out and you were just about a 229 at times. :-)

Don't know if you heard my 2 watts on 20 or not. Was 84F here in Orlando, band was fair, I got to give a few folks a point or two but nothing outstanding. Think you made more contacts than I did despite my being out about 3 times longer.

Had a great time in the sun and by the lake watching the critters and jet skiers playing.

72,
Kelly K4UPG

On 4/27/2013 5:39 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Ham Can

wb2yaf
 

Great Thanks !

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Yes indeed, parts will be ordered after FDIM.

Thanks for your interest.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




----- Original Message -----
From: "wb2yaf" <wb2yaf@...>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:38 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ham Can


| Is the Ham Can kit going to be offered again ? If so any idea on how long it
will be ? This is just the rig I need for my bicycle mobile.
| Thanks, 73
| Lee WB2YAF
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: Ham Can

WA0ITP
 

Yes indeed, parts will be ordered after FDIM.

Thanks for your interest.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "wb2yaf" <wb2yaf@hotmail.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:38 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ham Can


| Is the Ham Can kit going to be offered again ? If so any idea on how long it
will be ? This is just the rig I need for my bicycle mobile.
| Thanks, 73
| Lee WB2YAF
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


TTF

WA0ITP
 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Ham Can

wb2yaf
 

Is the Ham Can kit going to be offered again ? If so any idea on how long it will be ? This is just the rig I need for my bicycle mobile.
Thanks, 73
Lee WB2YAF


Morse Special Event

n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

Gang: Looks like today is Morse Birthday.

http://www.qrz.com/db/w2m


Just worked them on 17 meters and that station
is strong in MO. right now. He's calling CQ
and getting no help..

Take a look at their QRZ page and give them a
call..

73 Jerry N0JRN


Re: QRP TTF

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Howdy,
  I'll be signing K0QH/4 from the Wilimington, NC area today.
Hope to be on in the afternoon, family BBQ also at the same time. Have to see how it goes.
72/73
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Sat, April 27, 2013 10:11:48 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] QRP TTF

 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: QRP TTF

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Terry
Sounds like fun!
It's still cloudy with light rain here this am, supposed to be 75 tomorrow.
I am headed to the bench to finish my new Elecraft T1 tuner.
I will keep an ear on!
CUL
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



QRP TTF

WA0ITP
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: My New Toy

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the Qso Sam!
Your Qrp set up was doing FB last nig.
There was lots of band noise last night but you were solid copy! 
Cu agn soon!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, April 26, 2013, Sam Neal wrote:
 

Hello,

My mail receiver on 40 meter CW is an Icom 756PROII using relay switching to connect it's antenna to the QRP rig du jour, mostly a MFJ 9040 which is powered by a variable Voltage power supply. But power was " guestimated " using an old Drake W-4 (?) Watt meter.

Three days ago, I received a factory built/factory calibrated  Oak Hills Research WM-2 QRP Wattmeter. So far, now knowing my power output, I have worked the following on 40 meter CW, mainly monitoring 7122 & 7040. With the variable Voltage power supply, I can vary the poutput power from 7 Watts down to less that 5 mw.

AF5GG San Antonio, TX - 2.5 Watts output

W9AKX Williston, FL - 400 mw output

W2HLD " Near " Dallas, TX - 400 mw output

AC0BQ  Lebo, KS - 2.5 Watts output ( on 4SQRP 7122 freq. )

More to follow.

73,

Sam Neal  N5AF

Cleveland, Texas

 



Re: FYI: SOME NICE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

 

BTW, if anyone needs a tip on Hamlib or wants to hack on it, I'm your
go-to guy as one of the co-maintainers of the Hamlib project and project
bottle washer!

72, de Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


My New Toy

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

My mail receiver on 40 meter CW is an Icom 756PROII using relay switching to connect it's antenna to the QRP rig du jour, mostly a MFJ 9040 which is powered by a variable Voltage power supply. But power was " guestimated " using an old Drake W-4 (?) Watt meter.

Three days ago, I received a factory built/factory calibrated  Oak Hills Research WM-2 QRP Wattmeter. So far, now knowing my power output, I have worked the following on 40 meter CW, mainly monitoring 7122 & 7040. With the variable Voltage power supply, I can vary the poutput power from 7 Watts down to less that 5 mw.

AF5GG San Antonio, TX - 2.5 Watts output

W9AKX Williston, FL - 400 mw output

W2HLD " Near " Dallas, TX - 400 mw output

AC0BQ  Lebo, KS - 2.5 Watts output ( on 4SQRP 7122 freq. )

More to follow.

73,

Sam Neal  N5AF

Cleveland, Texas