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December and 2018 SSS results

John Lonigro
 

Well, the Second Sunday Sprint is finished for 2018.  There were 12 entries this month, which is pretty typical.  We can always use more participants though.  The winner for December was Bill, KV6Z, with 21 QSO points. Congratulations, Bill.  You will receive your certificate shortly.  John, K4BAI, came in 2nd with 20 QSO points. And Carl, WB0CFF, was third with 18 points.

We had one new participant this month, Dave, WD8KRV, who was able to make one member QSO from his QTH of Tucson, AZ.  Welcome, Dave.  I'm sure making member contacts from Arizona is no easy task. Congratulations and we hope you will be a regular in next year's SSS.

For the year, Carl, WB0CFF, finished with 230 QSO points and is the winner for 2018.  If Carl had gone on another fishing trip last weekend, he still would have won, but by a much smaller margin. Bill, KV6Z, came in second for the year, with 203 points.  And Chas, W2SH, came in third, with 187 points.  Congratulations to Carl, Bill, and Chas for a fine showing for 2018.  Your certificates will also show up shortly.

For the year, there were 36 people who entered the Second Sunday Sprint and succeeded in making at least 1 QSO.  Maybe more of us (myself included) need to make a New Year's resolution to participate in the 2019 Second Sunday Sprint.

Again, congratulations to Bill for winning the December contest and to Carl, Bill, and Chas for their fine showing in 2018.

72 until 2019,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: VIAS

n5ib_2
 

Hi John,

The original (white panel) BJ didn't call for filling any of the vias with solder. In fact, it's not strictly necessary even on the later versions. Just provides a little more conductivity along some critical traces.

On your whited-panel version, if you wish, these vias could profit from being solder filled:
- the vias at the inside of each of the three etched inductors
- the via just to the right of D1
- the via just below C22

Jim, N5IB


VIAS

John Buckland
 

G’day
I am building a Bayou Jumper kit which has the white panel, and was shipped before 16 April 2017.
 
Although it does not show on the building instruction manual, I just wanted to check, that I do not have to solder up any of the VIAS on this kits PCB board.
 
If I do, would you tell me which ones, please.
 
73’s
John VK4DBJ

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Re: oldie but a goldie Tenna dipper

Casey
 

I think there is plenty of room in there for a QRPGuys.com Thru-Hole Freq Counter - well, at least enough room, anyway. I felt guilty wasting all the extra space by putting mine in a mint tin.


Re: oldie but a goldie Tenna dipper

 

Also got lucky and picked up the HF test kit that was on universal radios used gear list about 2 weeks ago and will be mounting in this case soon...I hope.


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oldie but a goldie Tenna dipper

 

Just finished my tenna dipper kit from long ago. Its a souped up version with a multi turn 10k, I want to fit in a freq counter but I don't think I can fit any more into it!

Also used a micro rotary for the band switching.

Just thought I would share.


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  N8DAH

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/12/2018 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/12/2018 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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Re: G5RV Antenna

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

I use a MFJ 1:1 isolator balun on my G5RV.  The 1:1 connects to the 450 ohm on the downlead and my coax connects to the 1:1.

Is it good or bad ???  I don't know, but I do know I have a QSL card from South Africa for a contact I made using the G5RV with the 1:1 and using my Yaesu FT-817.  And by the way, it was a SSB Phone contact !!!

One other note, I am using 100 feet of LMR400 from the shack out to the 1:1 isolator.  And I do use a tuner, a MFJ-971.  The tuner has meters on it, but I have an Oak Hills Research WM-2 QRP wattmeter between the radio and the tuner so I can see what the reflected power is mush better than I can with the MFJ included meters.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
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On 12/10/2018 15:39, George H. Gates via Groups.Io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Bob - K2KI
 

I use 21' of coax wrapped so its inside diameter is 6" with coax feed on one end and straight to 450 Ohm Ladder Line.
Been using this for years and I have little to no trouble tuning the beast. Works QRP or QRO.
My 2 cents.
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73...
Bob de k2ki
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k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 12/10/2018 4:39 PM, George H. Gates via Groups.Io wrote:

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Dave Benson
 

George-

I use a homebrewed dual-core (Guanella) balun. It's in a 4x4" weatherproof ABS enclosure mounted just outside my shack window.

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 4:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Frank Perkins
 

Twenty years ago, my G5RV came with a balun.
Dipole with coil in each leg, a length of window line from the center feedpoint, then a balun with SO239 to connect with 50ohm coax to shack.
 Worked great with ends about 38 ft, and middle sagged to about 35 ft.
I fed it with about 50ft of RG-8 coax running along the ground to the balun dangling about 2 ft up from the ground.
If yours didn't come with a 4 to 1 balun, buy or make one.

On Dec 10, 2018 1:39 PM, "George H. Gates via Groups.Io" <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI



Re: G5RV Antenna

W9QS
 

I’ve used the G5RV for years.  No balun and followed the original p,an by adjusting the ladderline to coax connection for the lowest SWR on 20 WITHOUT the tuner.  

My 2 cents worth

On Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:39 PM, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Martin
 

No balun on mine. Goes directly to coax which goes to the tuner. It works well with minimal RF in the shack. It's been my primary antenna for more than ten years.

Martin
K0BXB

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Don, W9EBK
 

I had a home brewed G5RV some years ago.  I used a LDG 4:1 balun to match the  450 Ohm ladder-line. It seemed to work as well as any other G5RV I have experienced.  
Don, W9EBK 

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Paul Smith
 

George,
 I did have a G5RV and it was fed with coax no balun. When the wind broke the 450 ohm window line I spliced on a hunk of window line and used a 4-1 balun.
de Paul N0NBD

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Subject: [4SQRP] G5RV Antenna
 
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


G5RV Antenna

George H. Gates
 

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Please remember to send in your score by tomorrow night, so I can tabulate everything Wednesday morning.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Congratulations Chas on making ur TX7. I will look forward to working you when you start ur Senator run, cause you get to start over.....cul de Paul N0NBD

Paul Smith
 



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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/09/2018 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 9 December 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.