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Re: Brutus Bas

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the info Chas
Very nice to see our neighbors talking about us!
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 2:07 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
We got some traction in Oklahoma.  Scroll down the page a little.


72,

Chas - NK8O


Brutus Bas

Charles W. Powell
 

We got some traction in Oklahoma.  Scroll down the page a little.


72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: 80 meter Net Report

Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...>
 

According to Wikidictionary,
"Tail end Charlie" was British slang during WWII for the rear gunner in a bomber, the rear plane in a formation, or the last soldier in a platoon guarding the rear.
Frank

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 4:55 AM Scott <sm78731@...> wrote:
Most of the references in American bomber crew autobiographies for tail-end Charlie are the position in the box formation, 4th in a group of 4.  Charles' analogy is even better with this meaning, the net flying through the air in tight formation just like The Mighty 8th.   Also like the net, the bomb groups had to form up over the base before heading out.

I'm brand new to HAM and reading your posts but have not accomplished hearing the 80 and 40 meter nets.  Between technician and general, it's a balance of figuring out your first radio and antenna (why not QRP and CW right off the bat) with studying for the next exam.  One day, though, your nets are my main goal.  I also love the kits.  

Someday, I'll have my 80m full loop antenna up.  I'm researching dimensions and heard a rumor that a rectangular proportion will determine the impedance, so it can be built to 50 ohms.  I'm curious if 50-foot AGL is okay.  If your going to build 4 towers, what's a few more feet?  I'm not sure if the rectangle will create lobes compared to a square.  "Aiming" the giant thing might be a consideration before installing the towers.  Once done, though, it should be a jewel with a remote location.  Somewhere, I think there is an article about the rectangle dimensions.

73,
Scott KI5ANQ
Terlingua TX




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of w2sh@... <w2sh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:06 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 

I thought the 40m net would last its usual 35 or so minutes, so I was busy getting my log entry in for last night's NAQCC monthly sprint.  (Conditions stank, but when I sent my first CQ on 20m at 0032Z, a guy in Russia answered at 30wpm. We both were 5W and exchanged 579s).


Well, I see that Bill had a shorter than usual net so this "Tail End Charlie" (an oblique reference to WW2 rear-turret gunners in B-17 and B-24 aircraft) missed a likely QNI there.


Just for giggles, I tuned up on 80m.   All its QRN crashes couldn't stop bits and pieces of Johnny's genuine and steady 569 being heard here in NJ.  Johnny, you've great ears, and whatever that RX wire (wahrre?) is, leave it be!.


72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:34 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 
Well
Slim pickings but no Skunk!

Check in’s were 
Dale K4EQ
Bill KV6Z
And
W2SH 
Thanks guys!
I guess my rebuilt antenna works.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: SSS Results for August

w2sh@...
 

Doggone, Carl,


If you hadn't been fishing, you very likely would have been the first-place winner in the August SSS.  Thanks for being absent and letting me have the honor.


Whenever I explain to non-hams that I am active in the QRP subset of ham radio, I almost always explain this as being similar to fishing enthusiasts who try to catch the heaviest fish while using the lightest possible line.  Does that sound like a plausible comparison? 


I have salt water in my veins and go for the eating of that variety of fish.  I don't buy fresh water fish.


I have a first cousin only six months older than me.  We grew up together in our grandparents' home during WW2 while his dad was on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific and my dad who had been in the French resistance had been taken by the gestapo.  This cousin never ate fish and still doesn't eat it, but he is an ardent catch-and-release fisherman, fishing from a canoe in Squam Lake, NH, using hooks with no barbs.


"An ancient tale that you hear most anglers say, 'the biggest fish I ever caught was the one that got away'.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH   




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:40 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] SSS Results for August
 
Chas, Bill, any interest in going fishing?

And John, as far as using Rohn tower sections, you need to be imaginative.
See the photos that I uploaded.  I purchased 240 ft of (very
used, some sections unsafe to use again as tower) Rohn 25 some
years ago.  I put 96 feet of it to work in my garden.

72
Carl WB0CFF


Re: 80 meter Net Report

sm78731@...
 

Most of the references in American bomber crew autobiographies for tail-end Charlie are the position in the box formation, 4th in a group of 4.  Charles' analogy is even better with this meaning, the net flying through the air in tight formation just like The Mighty 8th.   Also like the net, the bomb groups had to form up over the base before heading out.

I'm brand new to HAM and reading your posts but have not accomplished hearing the 80 and 40 meter nets.  Between technician and general, it's a balance of figuring out your first radio and antenna (why not QRP and CW right off the bat) with studying for the next exam.  One day, though, your nets are my main goal.  I also love the kits.  

Someday, I'll have my 80m full loop antenna up.  I'm researching dimensions and heard a rumor that a rectangular proportion will determine the impedance, so it can be built to 50 ohms.  I'm curious if 50-foot AGL is okay.  If your going to build 4 towers, what's a few more feet?  I'm not sure if the rectangle will create lobes compared to a square.  "Aiming" the giant thing might be a consideration before installing the towers.  Once done, though, it should be a jewel with a remote location.  Somewhere, I think there is an article about the rectangle dimensions.

73,
Scott KI5ANQ
Terlingua TX




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of w2sh@... <w2sh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:06 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 

I thought the 40m net would last its usual 35 or so minutes, so I was busy getting my log entry in for last night's NAQCC monthly sprint.  (Conditions stank, but when I sent my first CQ on 20m at 0032Z, a guy in Russia answered at 30wpm. We both were 5W and exchanged 579s).


Well, I see that Bill had a shorter than usual net so this "Tail End Charlie" (an oblique reference to WW2 rear-turret gunners in B-17 and B-24 aircraft) missed a likely QNI there.


Just for giggles, I tuned up on 80m.   All its QRN crashes couldn't stop bits and pieces of Johnny's genuine and steady 569 being heard here in NJ.  Johnny, you've great ears, and whatever that RX wire (wahrre?) is, leave it be!.


72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:34 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 
Well
Slim pickings but no Skunk!

Check in’s were 
Dale K4EQ
Bill KV6Z
And
W2SH 
Thanks guys!
I guess my rebuilt antenna works.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Big Brutus, Brutus Bash 2018

AG1P Ron
 

GE Everyone,

The Brutus Bash information is now available and can be reached from a link in the new banner on the 4SQRP home page.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:03 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Big Brutus, Brutus Bash 2018

 

Several notices have gone to Larry’s List, and he graciously posted them all.  I will repeat the notice a few days prior to the event.

 

72,

 

Chas - NK8O




Re: 40m Net

Frank Artieta
 

Hello Mark
A Bayou Jumper SKED sure !
Maybe a good time would be 02:00 UTC on 7.122
I made a good Contact near Saginaw last night at that time
Sent a email back if you are interested in giving it a go
73 Mark KA8ONW de Frank kd5ald

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 8:33 AM, m p via Groups.Io <ka8onw@...> wrote:
Hello Frank,

I would enjoy trying for a Jumper to Jumper QSO with you.

Mark
KA8ONW
Agent #022


On Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:28:31 AM EDT, Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:


Hello :) 
Me and my Bayou Jumper were there listening !
Huge ssb qrm from the south !
Could hear some cw but too weak to copy !
the QRM was really big :)
Had a good nite on the band though !
Made 3 really good contacts into MI , Al , and Mo
73

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Re: Big Brutus, Brutus Bash 2018

Charles W. Powell
 

Several notices have gone to Larry’s List, and he graciously posted them all.  I will repeat the notice a few days prior to the event.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 15, 2018, at 4:35 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Thanks Chas 
Bert and I are planning on attending.
We’re working out the details of the logistics!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I sent a notice to Larry of Larry’s list.  It should be posted shortly.

Chas

On Aug 15, 2018, at 3:53 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Hello Chas
According to Tom Sevart these dates are correct.
Ron has posted the date on the web crawler.
We are trying to find a spot to include it on the activities page.

If you would like to post on Larry’s list,
It would be great.


Hope to see you there.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 5:40 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I thought I had seen an announcement and a topic for this event but I'm not finding it.  So here it is.

Dates: September 7-9, 2018

Events: Nothing in particular.  Eyeball QSOs, sharing the latest toys with the other folks, delicious ribs if we are so blessed again this year, and generally a good time.  Some camping by camper, RV, or tent, is available if you are so inclined.

Also, does anyone want to post this event on Larry's List?  I can do this if no one else is motivated to do it.

72,

Chas - NK8O


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Re: 40m Net

m p
 

Hello Frank,

I would enjoy trying for a Jumper to Jumper QSO with you.

Mark
KA8ONW
Agent #022


On Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:28:31 AM EDT, Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:


Hello :) 
Me and my Bayou Jumper were there listening !
Huge ssb qrm from the south !
Could hear some cw but too weak to copy !
the QRM was really big :)
Had a good nite on the band though !
Made 3 really good contacts into MI , Al , and Mo
73

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Re: 40m Net

ussv dharma
 

Last night when asked I responded that the net starts at 8 pm CDT....however qrn can make that hard to copy, nice qso Gary, looking forward to our next qso....I am going to have to put respond time longer o give people a chance to break in....thanks

If you don't change direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're headed!!
 
MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA (Ret.)
W7KFI  & AFZ4SM
 

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

On Wed, 8/15/18, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:54 PM

I
was on 40m but found it hard to get a dit in edgewise. And
also, I believe the net times on the web page are out of
date.What
I read there did not coincide with what actually happened on
the air. I was on 7122 at 2030 EDT expecting the
netto start but it did not. A subsequent contact with
W7KFI revealed that the net did not start until 2100 EDT.
Huh? Anyway,I had a nice contact with Susan with my KX3 (5w)
& 134' OCFD . Later when the net started I found it
difficult to getin so gave up. Maybe next time.
Best regards,
Gary, K7EK
Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


Re: 40m Net

John Lonigro
 

Gary:

You are correct.  The times listed on the website are indeed out of date.  The correct times are sent with the reminder emails prior to the event.  Of course, that doesn't help if you only get the email digests, does it?  Hopefully, our webmaster will see your email and correct the times.  Thanks for pointing that out.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 08/15/2018 10:54 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io wrote:
I was on 40m but found it hard to get a dit in edgewise. And also, I believe the net times on the web page are out of date.
What I read there did not coincide with what actually happened on the air. I was on 7122 at 2030 EDT expecting the net
to start but it did not. A subsequent contact with W7KFI revealed that the net did not start until 2100 EDT. Huh? Anyway,
I had a nice contact with Susan with my KX3 (5w) & 134' OCFD . Later when the net started I found it difficult to get
in so gave up. Maybe next time.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


Re: 40m Net

Frank Artieta
 

Hello :) 
Me and my Bayou Jumper were there listening !
Huge ssb qrm from the south !
Could hear some cw but too weak to copy !
the QRM was really big :)
Had a good nite on the band though !
Made 3 really good contacts into MI , Al , and Mo
73


Re: 40m Net

Gary E. Kohtala
 

I was on 40m but found it hard to get a dit in edgewise. And also, I believe the net times on the web page are out of date.
What I read there did not coincide with what actually happened on the air. I was on 7122 at 2030 EDT expecting the net
to start but it did not. A subsequent contact with W7KFI revealed that the net did not start until 2100 EDT. Huh? Anyway,
I had a nice contact with Susan with my KX3 (5w) & 134' OCFD . Later when the net started I found it difficult to get
in so gave up. Maybe next time.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


Re: 80 meter Net Report

w2sh@...
 

I thought the 40m net would last its usual 35 or so minutes, so I was busy getting my log entry in for last night's NAQCC monthly sprint.  (Conditions stank, but when I sent my first CQ on 20m at 0032Z, a guy in Russia answered at 30wpm. We both were 5W and exchanged 579s).


Well, I see that Bill had a shorter than usual net so this "Tail End Charlie" (an oblique reference to WW2 rear-turret gunners in B-17 and B-24 aircraft) missed a likely QNI there.


Just for giggles, I tuned up on 80m.   All its QRN crashes couldn't stop bits and pieces of Johnny's genuine and steady 569 being heard here in NJ.  Johnny, you've great ears, and whatever that RX wire (wahrre?) is, leave it be!.


72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:34 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 
Well
Slim pickings but no Skunk!

Check in’s were 
Dale K4EQ
Bill KV6Z
And
W2SH 
Thanks guys!
I guess my rebuilt antenna works.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well
Slim pickings but no Skunk!

Check in’s were 
Dale K4EQ
Bill KV6Z
And
W2SH 
Thanks guys!
I guess my rebuilt antenna works.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

Then don’t do that!

Chas

On Aug 15, 2018, at 9:49 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Doc! It hurts when I do this .  .  .  .  .
 
C U next time.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

Sorry I couldn’t make it this evening.  It’s a little hard to operate from inside a hospital (as a doc, not a patient!)

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 15, 2018, at 9:39 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

4 check-ins tonight:

W7KFI     Susan     MS
k3NLT     Russ      VA
K0BXB    Martin     WI
KK5IB     Darryl     AR

Thanks all

73
Bill
KV6Z


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Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Doc! It hurts when I do this .  .  .  .  .
 
C U next time.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

Sorry I couldn’t make it this evening.  It’s a little hard to operate from inside a hospital (as a doc, not a patient!)

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 15, 2018, at 9:39 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

4 check-ins tonight:

W7KFI     Susan     MS
k3NLT     Russ      VA
K0BXB    Martin     WI
KK5IB     Darryl     AR

Thanks all

73
Bill
KV6Z


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Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

Sorry I couldn’t make it this evening.  It’s a little hard to operate from inside a hospital (as a doc, not a patient!)

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 15, 2018, at 9:39 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

4 check-ins tonight:

W7KFI     Susan     MS
k3NLT     Russ      VA
K0BXB    Martin     WI
KK5IB     Darryl     AR

Thanks all

73
Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

4 check-ins tonight:

W7KFI     Susan     MS
k3NLT     Russ      VA
K0BXB    Martin     WI
KK5IB     Darryl     AR

Thanks all

73
Bill
KV6Z


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/15/18 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

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