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Re: No piggy's heard on 7030.7

George H. Gates
 

I have called CQ by the hour With my PicoKeyer. Only replys were QRO stations. 72 George/W2BPI

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "GeorgeG" <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

Been over 4 days and I have not heard any PigRigs. Did they go to the slaughter house? Geo/W2BPI


Re: No piggy's heard on 7030.7

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

Ha! Too much monitoring and not enough CQing. I left my big rig on 7030.7 for hours and didn't hear squat.

Steve
W1SfR

Sent from my iPad

On May 1, 2013, at 4:38 PM, "GeorgeG" <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

 

Been over 4 days and I have not heard any PigRigs. Did they go to the slaughter house? Geo/W2BPI


No piggy's heard on 7030.7

George H. Gates
 

Been over 4 days and I have not heard any PigRigs. Did they go to the slaughter house? Geo/W2BPI


Re: Wed Nite Nets

Jim Kortge
 

On 5/1/2013 3:24 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.
I'll be running a "Production Version SS-40 Transceiver" this evening. Listen for it! :-) Yes, on 40-meters.....

72,

Jim, K8IQY

Film at 11:00, as Chuck would say.


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.


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


LT SPICE circuit draw and simulate program DOWNLOAD

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Guys,

After my XPS-420 "crash", I ordered and am finishing installing software in my new OPTIPLEX (DESKTOP) 7010 from DELL. The process has gone a bit slow in that I did not keep good records! Please, for your sake, take a moment soon! to jot down your ID and password plus registration keys for all of your key programs and back up files on a schedule! I added a WD USB supported backup drive to save all my files on a schedule.

One of the programs I've used at least once a week is still available free as a download from Linear Technology; it is called LTspice and allows you to draw circuit schematics, save and/or print them, and simulate the circuit, showing calculations, signal traces, and frequency responses (and freq content)!

Documentation is reasonable but it takes a bit of time to learn. You can download LTspice from www.linear.com and then go to tools to find the LTspice IV download. Download is very quick. It installed AOK on Windows 7 and I had previously used it on Windows Vista home edition too.

72, Uncle Phil, W0XI


New file uploaded to 4sqrp

4sqrp@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the 4sqrp
group.

File : /AI4EV/SP-5 parts list (text file)
Uploaded by : grandotedeazul <weldygreg@hotmail.com>
Description : Parts list for SP-5 Senior Spider transceiver

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4sqrp/files/AI4EV/SP-5%20parts%20list%20%28text%20file%29

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

Charlie Vest
 

Thanks Terry . We appreciate all that you do !!

Charlie , W5COV

4sqrp    #16
skcc      #19
skeeter #12
SWOT  #730
SMIRK #2369

Plus too many more to list ....

 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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



Re: The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

 

* On 2013 30 Apr 20:40 -0500, Rick Bennett wrote:
Hey, maybe the fence around the lagoon could be set up as a loop...but of course you will want a long piece of coax.
10 miles to start!

And maybe a QRP rig on the tractor? A new type of /m operation?
Years back I used a 2m radio and then HTs in the tractor. Fact is that
since we went to no-till out there I just don't spend the long hours in
the seat that I used to. When I do spend time it might be running the
big round baler and it keeps me very busy, so I just listen to tunes or
whatever.

Or at least you can think about QRP while you are doing real work.
I suppose although I was thinking about other aspects of the project. I
tend to get focused on the task at hand most times. ;-)

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


Re: The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

Rick Bennett
 

Hey, maybe the fence around the lagoon could be set up as a loop...but of course you will want a long piece of coax.

And maybe a QRP rig on the tractor?  A new type of /m operation?

Or at least you can think about QRP while you are doing real work.

de KC0PET, Rick


 

I doubt many other geeks spent a half day of "vacation" getting a
tractor tire fixed, sorting cows and calves to sell tomorrow, and
putting up most of a fence around a new sewage lagoon. Whew! I'm
tired...

Congrats, Jim, good job on sticking with it.

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


Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Tnx Terry 73,  Dick N0TGR

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; WA0ITP
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update
 
Tnx Terry 
73
Johnny AC0BQOn Tuesday, April 30, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 
They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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


2013 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Announcement

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

The NJQRP Club is announcing the Second Annual " Skeeter Hunt". The objective is to get QRPers out of their shacks for the day; and into the fresh air and sunshine, to spread their wings and fill the airwaves with "Skeeters". While commercial equipment can certainly utilized, bonus multipliers will be awarded for those who personally home brewed their own or kit built their own equipment (equipment not built by the operator would not count as either home brewed or kit built - it would be considered commercial equipment). This year, the event is to be held on Sunday August 11th. It will be a four hour sprint - from 17:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC (1:00 TO 5:00 PM EDT).

The theme for this year is "bodies of water". We all know that Skeeters love the water. While we don�t want you going anywhere near actual Skeeter breeding grounds, we encourage operating near any local rivers, brooks, creeks, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, or even near a bay or the sea shore! Please make sure to take pictures and tell us about it in your Soapbox comments. (Bird baths, swimming pools, old tires filled with water, buckets, Dixie cups, etc. will NOT count for the contest!)

Stations who wish to be designated as "Skeeters" can get a Skeeter number by requesting one by sending an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net Please let me know if you intend to operate from a state other than your home state as listed on QRZ. Skeeter numbers will be issued from May through the day before the event. The official Website for the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is http://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Station Classes and Multipliers
X1 Home stations - commercial equipment
X2 Home stations - home brewed or kit built equipment
X3 Portable station - commercial equipment
X4 Portable station - home brewed or kit built equipment

Portable stations cannot use permanent antennas, i.e you can't work from your backyard, hook up to your dipole or tower and yagi and be considered a portable station. Also, portable stations cannot be connected to the local power grid - alternative energy sources must be used - solar, battery, wind, etc.

Multi-Op Stations: - Great idea! Want to get together with some of your best buds to have a barbeque and hunt some Skeeters? FB deal, OM! When you send in your log, send the calls of everyone who participated under that call and or Skeeter number. And remember to send pictures of your group for the soapbox!

Suggested Call - Either CQ QRP or CQ BZZ

Exchange -
Skeeter Stations - RST, S/P/C, Skeeter number
Non-Skeeter Stations - RST, S/P/C, Output power

Modes � CW, SSB (new for this year!)
Power - 5W max CW, 10 Watts max SSB

Scoring -
Working a Skeeter Station - 2 points
Working a non-Skeeter Station - 1 point
Work a WAE station - 3 points - Yes! The Worked All Europe contest (CW) is the same day - working DX stations (different continent) will get you extra points!

Total score equals the number of QSO points times the number of S/P/Cs worked on all bands (stations can be worked on multiple bands for QSO points and S/P/C credit) times the multiplier for station class. For example, if you work W2LJ on 20 and 40 Meters, it counts as 2 QSOs and NJ counts for a S/P/C on each band.

Bonus points � An extra 500 points can be added to your score if you operate near a lake, stream, river, pond, beach, etc. as stated above Please send a photo of your set up, along with your log submission in order to claim points.

Suggested frequencies:
The QRP "Watering Holes"

For CW
80 Meters ~ 3.560 MHz
40 Meters ~ 7.040 and 7.030 MHz - also consider using from 7.114 to 7.122 MHz for a "slower" speed CW area. We want to have everyone involved!
20 Meters ~ 14.060 MHz
15 Meters ~ 21.060 MHz
10 Meters ~ 28.060 MHz

For SSB
80 Meters ~ 3.985 MHz
40 Meters ~ 7.285 MHz
20 Meters ~ 14.285 MHz
15 Meters ~ 21.385 MHz
10 Meters ~ 28.885 MHz

These are suggested starting points, of course. Feel free to spread out and give your "Skeeter" wings a chance to do their thing.

Categories: CW Only and SSB Only, or Mixed Operating will be considered separate categories. Please indicate with your log summary which category you are participating as.

Log summaries, photos and soapbox comments can be sent to w2lj@arrl.net no later than 14 days after the event. Certificates will be issued to the top scorers of each category as well as others to be determined. Here's an example of a summary that should be used:

Larry - W2LJ - NJ
Skeeter #4 - All CW
Skeeter QSOs - 23
Non-Skeeter QSOs - 5
DX QSOs - (if any)
S/P/Cs - 18
Station Class Multiplier X4
Claiming Bonus - No

If you send me all that information, I will figure out your score for you.

Hope to hear and work all of you during this year's event. Special thanks to the NJQRP club for their sponsorship!

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


Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Thanks, Terry.

Mike N5JKY

On Apr 30, 2013, at 1:50 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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



Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

bobby rolph
 

Tnx Terry!
Bobby in Ky.


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 30, 2013, at 2:50 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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


Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

Walter - K5EST
 

Hope,Diz, takes his shoes off if he is counting the bunch.....10 toes
is way faster than 2 feets!
73....Walter - K5EST


On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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



Re: 7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Tnx Terry 
73
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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


7122 Pig Rig Crystal Update

WA0ITP
 

They've arrived and Diz is sorting them this week. I should have some ready to
send out right after FDIM. Another announcement will be forthcoming when I'm
ready to begin shipping.

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


Re: WooHoo! QRPometer finished!

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Jeremy: Congratulations you have built a fine piece of test equip. and will serve you well for
years to come, we're lucky to have the 4sqrp kits. Dick, N0TGR

From: Wayne Dillon
To: 4sqrp@...; Jeremy Utley
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WooHoo! QRPometer finished!
 
Hi Jeremy,
Well done! it's a nice instrument. you'll likely be a little disappointed in the MFJ though...
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
 
Hey all! Pretty proud of myself today - finally finished one of the
kits I bought at Ozarkcon - the QRPometer. Not a bad build, really, but
boy there are a lot of resistors inside there! Everything tested out
just fine - probably this weekend I'll actually test it on my vertical
against my MFJ analyzer, and see how close the SWR measures out. I've
also almost got the AA0ZZ keyer finished too - I just need to get it
mounted into the Altoids tins I have in reserve for it.

Picture of the finished product soon to be posted to my blog at
http://www.ke0md.com/

Thanks to the guys for all the hard work they put into making these kits
- it's really nice to have a set of kits I can recommend to someone as
"beginner" kits - and I think all the 4sQRP offerings can easily be
classified as that!

Jeremy, N9PH

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http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMHJoshua 24:14-152 Cor 5:171 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759QRP-ARCI #11505SKCC #1155CSOC #84830MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Piggie hears a treat

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Yes, he does have a great fist. I listened to his QSO with another station and learned he was running a KW.  Now one of us needs to work him with a Pig Rig... I believe that would be a 23 db difference.

72,
Mike N5JKY
OK City

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 30, 2013, at 2:03 AM, wb9dlc <wb9dlc@...> wrote:

 



Doesn't Bill - W9ZN have a great fist! Did you know he is a famous Chicago R&B disc jockey from the 60's and 70's? Google "bill crane wvon" for more info.

72
Mike / WB9DLC
http://wb9dlc.com

--- In 4sqrp@..., Michael McShan wrote:
>
> Well, everything is mounted on Pig Rig #181 except the two final transistors. So, I hooked it up to my dipole to check how it was receiving. I was treated to W9ZN calling CQ with "Bens Best Bent Wire." Some how, it seemed like a nice reward for my progress so far.
>
> 72 and good night,
> Mike N5JKY
> OK City
>


Re: Piggie hears a treat

wb9dlc <wb9dlc@...>
 

Doesn't Bill - W9ZN have a great fist! Did you know he is a famous Chicago R&B disc jockey from the 60's and 70's? Google "bill crane wvon" for more info.

72
Mike / WB9DLC
http://wb9dlc.com

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Michael McShan <n5jky@...> wrote:

Well, everything is mounted on Pig Rig #181 except the two final transistors. So, I hooked it up to my dipole to check how it was receiving. I was treated to W9ZN calling CQ with "Bens Best Bent Wire." Some how, it seemed like a nice reward for my progress so far.

72 and good night,
Mike N5JKY
OK City