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Re: TTF

Paul Smith
 

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

Sent from my iPad

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
--
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




--
-----------------------------------------------
Michael Murphy - KI8R

mike@...

twitter.com/ki8r

www.ki8r.com

614-371-8265 (cell)

4SQRP #388
QRPARCI #14941
NAQCC #6432
FLYING PIGS #3100
KX3 #3254
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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@..., "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@...>
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@...>
To: <4sqrp@...>
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

 



On the Air Portable Tomorrow

Louis Axeman
 

Greetings,
 
I plan to be on the air, 14070 or 7070, from about noon CDT until about 2:00 PM CDT tomorrow with my FT-817ND portable form the former Wabash depot in Ferguson, MO to celebrate Morse's 222nd birthday and my 70th.  Give a listen and a call if you are able.  I did a trial run two weeks ago and only worked K3MD, who was operating in the QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party, on 20 meters at the time.  I hope to have better luck tomorrow.
 
72/73,
Lou N8LA 


Re: FYI: SOME NICE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

Jim Sheldon
 

Better yet, the new Beagle Bone Black.  adafruit.com emailed me today saying they were in stock so I ordered one (only $45 - $10 more than the Raspberry) and by the time I finished the order, they were already sold out again but to quote Hagar the Horrible from the comics, "I got mine!"    It has a much faster processor (1 GHz vs 700 Mhz) and uses 600 MHz DDR3 (vs 256 MHz DDR 2) RAM plus it has on board flash with Linux pre loaded so you don't have to mess around downloading it and installing it on an SD card.  The SD card now becomes a "mountable" storage device.  Another thing, the Pi is made offshore and the Beagle is made by CircuitCo in Richardson, TX so that might even be another reason to get it.  With the faster processor and RAM, I suspect there won't be any problems running FLDIGI and other Linux sound card software.  The original Beagle Bone sold for $89 so that's why I disregarded it originally.  Now, I'll probably use the Raspberry as the software development platform and work on interfacing the Beagle with the radio equipment.  Should prove to be interesting to say the least and hopefully I'll generate an article or two for the "Banner".  That'll keep Walter busy anyway - ha!
 
Jim - W0EB

> "SS-USB port and internal micro-controller and when we plug
> the new gadget into our rig and computer it self installs"  Rasperry
> Pi??
>
> ----------------------------------
> I
> love this radio stuff !
> 72  WAITP
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
>
>>

>> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
>> Phil Anderson
> To: 4sqrp@...
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 5:31
>> PM
> Subject: [4sqrp] FYI: SOME NICE EQUIPMENT
>> AND SOFTWARE
>>
>>
>> Hey
>> guys! Perhaps there is an app for ham radio after this computer
>> install story:
>>
>>
>> My DELL XPS-420 (~ 4 years old) crashed about two weeks ago. Got
>> it
>> running again after many hours of "cleaning" the hard drive but
>> only partial reloaded it so far. Since I had Trend-Micro
>> protection, don't think it was a virus or failed HD sectors. It
>> was likely the loading of a QRQ program called QRQcw; I had taken
>> a gamble knowing that the QRQcw site clearly noted that it had
>> not been tested for VISTA op system. LIve and learn! Computer
>> locked up right after that. BUT PROBLEMS SOMETIMES LEAD TO
>> OPPORTUNITIES/ AND USUALLY! So...
>>
>> Ordered a new high-end DELL OPTIPLEX 7010 with system 7. Man it's
>> FAST! Initial loading of software was a pain tho, particularly
>> setting up the TREND-MICRO WORRY-FREE spyware. I was getting more
>> cranky when I discovered that Windows 7 does not come with a mail
>> client, only web-mail. So googled the web for such and found rave
>> reviews on a now very popular POSTBOX program. WOW, easy on the
>> pocketbox, straight down load, and IT AUTOMATICALLY FOUND MY MAIL
>> ACCOUNT INFO CONFIGURING IT AND PRESENTED ME A MESSAGE "ready to
>> go." Cool. Now not so cranky!
>>
>> Deciding I wanted to be better backed up too,
>> I picked up a WD external hard drive of Office Depot. Started to
>> cranky again when there seemed to be no instructions with it. I
>> plugged it in to the front SS-USB port and it SELF-INSTALLED THE
>> CONTROL SOFTWARE ON THE NEW COMPUTER AND SAID, "YOU ARE READY TO
>> GO." Whee, not cranky any more.
>>
>> It occured to
>> me that we builders/designers of ham stuff might take note. Let's
>> embed our gadgets with an SS-USB port and internal micro-
>> controller and when we plug the new gadget into our rig and
>> computer it self installs. Wheeeeee  wouldn't that be cool?
>>
>> Uncle Phil, W0XI.............hope to see some
>> of you at dayton; we're packed early and almost ready to go. 72!
>
>
>


FYI: SOME NICE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

Phil Anderson
 

Hey guys! Perhaps there is an app for ham radio after this computer install story:

My DELL XPS-420 (~ 4 years old) crashed about two weeks ago. Got it running again after many hours of "cleaning" the hard drive but only partial reloaded it so far. Since I had Trend-Micro protection, don't think it was a virus or failed HD sectors. It was likely the loading of a QRQ program called QRQcw; I had taken a gamble knowing that the QRQcw site clearly noted that it had not been tested for VISTA op system. LIve and learn! Computer locked up right after that. BUT PROBLEMS SOMETIMES LEAD TO OPPORTUNITIES/ AND USUALLY! So...

Ordered a new high-end DELL OPTIPLEX 7010 with system 7. Man it's FAST! Initial loading of software was a pain tho, particularly setting up the TREND-MICRO WORRY-FREE spyware. I was getting more cranky when I discovered that Windows 7 does not come with a mail client, only web-mail. So googled the web for such and found rave reviews on a now very popular POSTBOX program. WOW, easy on the pocketbox, straight down load, and IT AUTOMATICALLY FOUND MY MAIL ACCOUNT INFO CONFIGURING IT AND PRESENTED ME A MESSAGE "ready to go." Cool. Now not so cranky!

Deciding I wanted to be better backed up too, I picked up a WD external hard drive of Office Depot. Started to cranky again when there seemed to be no instructions with it. I plugged it in to the front SS-USB port and it SELF-INSTALLED THE CONTROL SOFTWARE ON THE NEW COMPUTER AND SAID, "YOU ARE READY TO GO." Whee, not cranky any more.

It occured to me that we builders/designers of ham stuff might take note. Let's embed our gadgets with an SS-USB port and internal micro-controller and when we plug the new gadget into our rig and computer it self installs. Wheeeeee   wouldn't that be cool?

Uncle Phil, W0XI.............hope to see some of you at dayton; we're packed early and almost ready to go. 72!