Date   

Field Day 2019

Charles W. Powell
 

There has been some discussion regarding a Field Day effort for the 4-State club, such as it is.  So far, the only standing suggestion is for Weston Bend State Park, just across the river for Leavenworth KS on the Missouri side.  Bert, N0YJ says he and Johnny ACØBQ have operated there before and it has some attractive qualities.  There are lots of trees and it is on relatively high ground.  I think this is a good choice. If anyone has other ideas, please make your recommendation known.  So far, we have three operators on board.  

I would like to collect names of folks who are interested, so please reply and let me know so I can start a list.  From there we can start to make some decisions about how many transmitters, what bands to operate, and exactly what kind of effort this should be.   We can make this casual, intense, or a combination of both.  I'm all for having fun, having some good burgers, AND racking up a few point.

We should eventually make some decisions on what kind of logging to do, if we need networking (I have some mesh network nodes we can use) and the like.  If we use computer control of the rigs, then the computers must also work on battery power (to be "legal" as battery class.)

So, please forward your ideas and let us know if you want to or plant to participate.

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: FT-243 FUN!

Jim, N5IB
 

A really interesting book, about the challenges Uncle Sam faced as he ramped up crystal production in the 40's, is

Crystal Clear, The struggle for reliable communications technology in World War II
Richard Thompson, Jr.; IEEE Press; Piscataway, NJ; 2007
ISBN 978-0-470-04606-7

N5IB


Re: FT-243 FUN!

KD5ALD
 

Hello again :)
I have a bunch 
Like 10 pounds worth of ft-171-b crystals !
Brand new
Uncle Sam really liked crystals !
I would like to know how much uncle Sam spent :)
Likely all ft 242 and the whole assortment of others were made during ww2
certainly do not know why anyone would want to try to reproduce a brand-new Crystal blanks
Uncle Sam made them by the barrel. During the war :)
He spared no expense !
The only trouble is !


On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 3:50 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:

What I would like to know is how Leo Meyerson was able to turn a drill press into a lapping machine.  As mentioned keeping the sides flat and parallel are key.  I could never do it.  Could grind maybe 5 khc with finger and etch around 20 khz.  I read quartz has different density in different areas.  Consequently I think the finger method makes the crystal grind differently in different areas of the crystal.  Good luck for those wanting to try.  The only way I would ever attempt doing it again would be use a lapping machine. 

Lee

/2018 12:50 PM, KD5ALD wrote:
Hello :)
I have done a bit of crystal grinding myself !
Can`t say it is much fun though !
Can take serious time :)
Crystals are ground on a machine !
All a ham can really do is lapping !
or he could chemically etch !
One of the major Crystal manufacturers
Bliley the name was
 devised a method of suspending the finished ground crystal blanks
in a solution of Hydrofloric acid to get the crystals to a very specific and
 accurate frequency !
Neverthless however it is done !
Imperative that the surfaces remain parallel and flat as possible !




On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Rex,
  A local ham buddy has one of your new X-Checkers, and loves it. He showed it to me, great design. He is a NRR (Novice rig roundup) NRN (Novice Rig Night) operator, so he needs crystals too! 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Rex Harper
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 9:19 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FT-243 FUN!
 

4Staters,

Many years ago, I hung out with a couple of pals, Darell WA3OPY & Ron AC5UR, who both worked at ICM. Darell was their crystal engineer and Ron was his right hand man. I was working with QCMs (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) where we slathered bare quartz crystals with a patented glue and stuck compounds on top of the crystal. Then we put it into a holder of my design and pumped water over the crystal face. Specific contaminents in the water would bind to the compounds and change the crystal frequency. We could then determine the contamination level by how fast the frequency changed. That was another life back in the engineering world many moons ago....but it fueled my interest in quartz crystals. Darell, Ron & I hosted a workshop at Ozarkcon in Joplin Mo. where we showed how you can take a 'worthless' 6900+ military surplus FT-243 crystal and grind it to 7030. The 7030 frequency was just recently (at that time) declared a QRP frequency of activity and nobody had any crystals then. I designed a little crystal oscillator and measuring technique for the workshop where we could oscillate & measure the frequency of the quartz slab without having to put it back into the FT-243 holder each time you wanted to check your progress. I seem to remember we had about 35 QRPers all grinding away and every one came out with a working 40m FT-243 crystal...

That whole process was updated and used for my FDIM Buildathon in 2017 but I added a direct display frequency counter to the oscillator to replace the frequency counters we had to round up way back when. That design was recently reviewed by none other than Bob Allison WB1GCM in the ARRL lab and written up in the November issue of QST. All hell broke out and I was kitting & shipping the X-CHECKer kits for 2 months. I finally caught up to the end of the list leaving me little time to much of anything else. Along the way, I redesigned the board one more time to make the kit a little easier to use. So there are lots more hams out there having lots of FUN grinding crystals.

The other point of this email is to let everyone know that I now have a decent supply of brand spanking new FT-243 crystal blanks that make grinding a custom FT-243 for the 40m band a breeze. I would wager that Im the only one in the world silly (or stupid?) enough to track down someone who is silly enough too (to listen to me) and make me FT-243 crystal blanks! I invested an entire SS payment to stock my shelves with another crazy item. These crystals are in the rectangular FT-243 form factor, AT cut and are pre-ground for 7015 +/- 1000ppm which makes them run between 7008 and 7023  so they are already in the 40m band to start. I've ground one successfully up to 7218 so they are easily ground to any 40m QRP frequency of interest. They make putting a vintage rig anywhere on 40m pretty easy. I probably bought too many but I had to in order to get the price down to a reasonable selling price. I have a 3 pack on my parts page for $22 + $3 S&H so you could turn 3 junque FT-243 holders into 3 nice 40m FT-243s on your favorite 40m frequencies for $25.


X-CHECKer kit:    http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=Q17

Grinding accessories:   http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=CGA

NS James Millen ceramic FT-243 sockets & crystal blanks:    http://qrpme.com/?p=parts

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Rex  W1REX



Re: FT-243 FUN!

Leland L. Bahr
 

What I would like to know is how Leo Meyerson was able to turn a drill press into a lapping machine.  As mentioned keeping the sides flat and parallel are key.  I could never do it.  Could grind maybe 5 khc with finger and etch around 20 khz.  I read quartz has different density in different areas.  Consequently I think the finger method makes the crystal grind differently in different areas of the crystal.  Good luck for those wanting to try.  The only way I would ever attempt doing it again would be use a lapping machine. 

Lee

/2018 12:50 PM, KD5ALD wrote:

Hello :)
I have done a bit of crystal grinding myself !
Can`t say it is much fun though !
Can take serious time :)
Crystals are ground on a machine !
All a ham can really do is lapping !
or he could chemically etch !
One of the major Crystal manufacturers
Bliley the name was
 devised a method of suspending the finished ground crystal blanks
in a solution of Hydrofloric acid to get the crystals to a very specific and
 accurate frequency !
Neverthless however it is done !
Imperative that the surfaces remain parallel and flat as possible !




On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Rex,
  A local ham buddy has one of your new X-Checkers, and loves it. He showed it to me, great design. He is a NRR (Novice rig roundup) NRN (Novice Rig Night) operator, so he needs crystals too! 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Rex Harper
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 9:19 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FT-243 FUN!
 

4Staters,

Many years ago, I hung out with a couple of pals, Darell WA3OPY & Ron AC5UR, who both worked at ICM. Darell was their crystal engineer and Ron was his right hand man. I was working with QCMs (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) where we slathered bare quartz crystals with a patented glue and stuck compounds on top of the crystal. Then we put it into a holder of my design and pumped water over the crystal face. Specific contaminents in the water would bind to the compounds and change the crystal frequency. We could then determine the contamination level by how fast the frequency changed. That was another life back in the engineering world many moons ago....but it fueled my interest in quartz crystals. Darell, Ron & I hosted a workshop at Ozarkcon in Joplin Mo. where we showed how you can take a 'worthless' 6900+ military surplus FT-243 crystal and grind it to 7030. The 7030 frequency was just recently (at that time) declared a QRP frequency of activity and nobody had any crystals then. I designed a little crystal oscillator and measuring technique for the workshop where we could oscillate & measure the frequency of the quartz slab without having to put it back into the FT-243 holder each time you wanted to check your progress. I seem to remember we had about 35 QRPers all grinding away and every one came out with a working 40m FT-243 crystal...

That whole process was updated and used for my FDIM Buildathon in 2017 but I added a direct display frequency counter to the oscillator to replace the frequency counters we had to round up way back when. That design was recently reviewed by none other than Bob Allison WB1GCM in the ARRL lab and written up in the November issue of QST. All hell broke out and I was kitting & shipping the X-CHECKer kits for 2 months. I finally caught up to the end of the list leaving me little time to much of anything else. Along the way, I redesigned the board one more time to make the kit a little easier to use. So there are lots more hams out there having lots of FUN grinding crystals.

The other point of this email is to let everyone know that I now have a decent supply of brand spanking new FT-243 crystal blanks that make grinding a custom FT-243 for the 40m band a breeze. I would wager that Im the only one in the world silly (or stupid?) enough to track down someone who is silly enough too (to listen to me) and make me FT-243 crystal blanks! I invested an entire SS payment to stock my shelves with another crazy item. These crystals are in the rectangular FT-243 form factor, AT cut and are pre-ground for 7015 +/- 1000ppm which makes them run between 7008 and 7023  so they are already in the 40m band to start. I've ground one successfully up to 7218 so they are easily ground to any 40m QRP frequency of interest. They make putting a vintage rig anywhere on 40m pretty easy. I probably bought too many but I had to in order to get the price down to a reasonable selling price. I have a 3 pack on my parts page for $22 + $3 S&H so you could turn 3 junque FT-243 holders into 3 nice 40m FT-243s on your favorite 40m frequencies for $25.


X-CHECKer kit:    http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=Q17

Grinding accessories:   http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=CGA

NS James Millen ceramic FT-243 sockets & crystal blanks:    http://qrpme.com/?p=parts

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Rex  W1REX



CW LED zero beat kits

N8DAH <Dherron@...>
 

I hope its ok that I post this here.

 I have restocked my version of the CW Zero beat kits.

They can be purchased here: CW Zero Beat

73

 Happy Holidays!

--
David

  N8DAH

Kit-Projects.com

Shop now open!

 


Re: FT-243 FUN!

Brian Crittendon
 

Cool!  WQ8S/Mark


Re: FT-243 FUN!

KD5ALD
 

Hello :)
I have done a bit of crystal grinding myself !
Can`t say it is much fun though !
Can take serious time :)
Crystals are ground on a machine !
All a ham can really do is lapping !
or he could chemically etch !
One of the major Crystal manufacturers
Bliley the name was
 devised a method of suspending the finished ground crystal blanks
in a solution of Hydrofloric acid to get the crystals to a very specific and
 accurate frequency !
Neverthless however it is done !
Imperative that the surfaces remain parallel and flat as possible !




On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Rex,
  A local ham buddy has one of your new X-Checkers, and loves it. He showed it to me, great design. He is a NRR (Novice rig roundup) NRN (Novice Rig Night) operator, so he needs crystals too! 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Rex Harper
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 9:19 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FT-243 FUN!
 

4Staters,

Many years ago, I hung out with a couple of pals, Darell WA3OPY & Ron AC5UR, who both worked at ICM. Darell was their crystal engineer and Ron was his right hand man. I was working with QCMs (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) where we slathered bare quartz crystals with a patented glue and stuck compounds on top of the crystal. Then we put it into a holder of my design and pumped water over the crystal face. Specific contaminents in the water would bind to the compounds and change the crystal frequency. We could then determine the contamination level by how fast the frequency changed. That was another life back in the engineering world many moons ago....but it fueled my interest in quartz crystals. Darell, Ron & I hosted a workshop at Ozarkcon in Joplin Mo. where we showed how you can take a 'worthless' 6900+ military surplus FT-243 crystal and grind it to 7030. The 7030 frequency was just recently (at that time) declared a QRP frequency of activity and nobody had any crystals then. I designed a little crystal oscillator and measuring technique for the workshop where we could oscillate & measure the frequency of the quartz slab without having to put it back into the FT-243 holder each time you wanted to check your progress. I seem to remember we had about 35 QRPers all grinding away and every one came out with a working 40m FT-243 crystal...

That whole process was updated and used for my FDIM Buildathon in 2017 but I added a direct display frequency counter to the oscillator to replace the frequency counters we had to round up way back when. That design was recently reviewed by none other than Bob Allison WB1GCM in the ARRL lab and written up in the November issue of QST. All hell broke out and I was kitting & shipping the X-CHECKer kits for 2 months. I finally caught up to the end of the list leaving me little time to much of anything else. Along the way, I redesigned the board one more time to make the kit a little easier to use. So there are lots more hams out there having lots of FUN grinding crystals.

The other point of this email is to let everyone know that I now have a decent supply of brand spanking new FT-243 crystal blanks that make grinding a custom FT-243 for the 40m band a breeze. I would wager that Im the only one in the world silly (or stupid?) enough to track down someone who is silly enough too (to listen to me) and make me FT-243 crystal blanks! I invested an entire SS payment to stock my shelves with another crazy item. These crystals are in the rectangular FT-243 form factor, AT cut and are pre-ground for 7015 +/- 1000ppm which makes them run between 7008 and 7023  so they are already in the 40m band to start. I've ground one successfully up to 7218 so they are easily ground to any 40m QRP frequency of interest. They make putting a vintage rig anywhere on 40m pretty easy. I probably bought too many but I had to in order to get the price down to a reasonable selling price. I have a 3 pack on my parts page for $22 + $3 S&H so you could turn 3 junque FT-243 holders into 3 nice 40m FT-243s on your favorite 40m frequencies for $25.


X-CHECKer kit:    http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=Q17

Grinding accessories:   http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=CGA

NS James Millen ceramic FT-243 sockets & crystal blanks:    http://qrpme.com/?p=parts

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Rex  W1REX


Re: FT-243 FUN!

Paul Goemans
 

Rex,
  A local ham buddy has one of your new X-Checkers, and loves it. He showed it to me, great design. He is a NRR (Novice rig roundup) NRN (Novice Rig Night) operator, so he needs crystals too! 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Rex Harper
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 9:19 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FT-243 FUN!
 

4Staters,

Many years ago, I hung out with a couple of pals, Darell WA3OPY & Ron AC5UR, who both worked at ICM. Darell was their crystal engineer and Ron was his right hand man. I was working with QCMs (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) where we slathered bare quartz crystals with a patented glue and stuck compounds on top of the crystal. Then we put it into a holder of my design and pumped water over the crystal face. Specific contaminents in the water would bind to the compounds and change the crystal frequency. We could then determine the contamination level by how fast the frequency changed. That was another life back in the engineering world many moons ago....but it fueled my interest in quartz crystals. Darell, Ron & I hosted a workshop at Ozarkcon in Joplin Mo. where we showed how you can take a 'worthless' 6900+ military surplus FT-243 crystal and grind it to 7030. The 7030 frequency was just recently (at that time) declared a QRP frequency of activity and nobody had any crystals then. I designed a little crystal oscillator and measuring technique for the workshop where we could oscillate & measure the frequency of the quartz slab without having to put it back into the FT-243 holder each time you wanted to check your progress. I seem to remember we had about 35 QRPers all grinding away and every one came out with a working 40m FT-243 crystal...

That whole process was updated and used for my FDIM Buildathon in 2017 but I added a direct display frequency counter to the oscillator to replace the frequency counters we had to round up way back when. That design was recently reviewed by none other than Bob Allison WB1GCM in the ARRL lab and written up in the November issue of QST. All hell broke out and I was kitting & shipping the X-CHECKer kits for 2 months. I finally caught up to the end of the list leaving me little time to much of anything else. Along the way, I redesigned the board one more time to make the kit a little easier to use. So there are lots more hams out there having lots of FUN grinding crystals.

The other point of this email is to let everyone know that I now have a decent supply of brand spanking new FT-243 crystal blanks that make grinding a custom FT-243 for the 40m band a breeze. I would wager that Im the only one in the world silly (or stupid?) enough to track down someone who is silly enough too (to listen to me) and make me FT-243 crystal blanks! I invested an entire SS payment to stock my shelves with another crazy item. These crystals are in the rectangular FT-243 form factor, AT cut and are pre-ground for 7015 +/- 1000ppm which makes them run between 7008 and 7023  so they are already in the 40m band to start. I've ground one successfully up to 7218 so they are easily ground to any 40m QRP frequency of interest. They make putting a vintage rig anywhere on 40m pretty easy. I probably bought too many but I had to in order to get the price down to a reasonable selling price. I have a 3 pack on my parts page for $22 + $3 S&H so you could turn 3 junque FT-243 holders into 3 nice 40m FT-243s on your favorite 40m frequencies for $25.


X-CHECKer kit:    http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=Q17

Grinding accessories:   http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=CGA

NS James Millen ceramic FT-243 sockets & crystal blanks:    http://qrpme.com/?p=parts

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Rex  W1REX


Christmas kits ! Free shipping in US....

john
 

I have the following kits for sale as a bundle ($100 ppd via Paypal).


All are unbuilt.

Softrock 40 (w/printed manual)

Softrock 40R

4SQ QRP KD1JV Digital Power/SWR meter

38 Special (w/printed manual)

Softrock RX/TX V6.2 40/30M

Please contact me for details/Paypal address , etc.


Thanks and Merry Christmas
John K5MO


FT-243 FUN!

Rex Harper
 

4Staters,

Many years ago, I hung out with a couple of pals, Darell WA3OPY & Ron AC5UR, who both worked at ICM. Darell was their crystal engineer and Ron was his right hand man. I was working with QCMs (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) where we slathered bare quartz crystals with a patented glue and stuck compounds on top of the crystal. Then we put it into a holder of my design and pumped water over the crystal face. Specific contaminents in the water would bind to the compounds and change the crystal frequency. We could then determine the contamination level by how fast the frequency changed. That was another life back in the engineering world many moons ago....but it fueled my interest in quartz crystals. Darell, Ron & I hosted a workshop at Ozarkcon in Joplin Mo. where we showed how you can take a 'worthless' 6900+ military surplus FT-243 crystal and grind it to 7030. The 7030 frequency was just recently (at that time) declared a QRP frequency of activity and nobody had any crystals then. I designed a little crystal oscillator and measuring technique for the workshop where we could oscillate & measure the frequency of the quartz slab without having to put it back into the FT-243 holder each time you wanted to check your progress. I seem to remember we had about 35 QRPers all grinding away and every one came out with a working 40m FT-243 crystal...

That whole process was updated and used for my FDIM Buildathon in 2017 but I added a direct display frequency counter to the oscillator to replace the frequency counters we had to round up way back when. That design was recently reviewed by none other than Bob Allison WB1GCM in the ARRL lab and written up in the November issue of QST. All hell broke out and I was kitting & shipping the X-CHECKer kits for 2 months. I finally caught up to the end of the list leaving me little time to much of anything else. Along the way, I redesigned the board one more time to make the kit a little easier to use. So there are lots more hams out there having lots of FUN grinding crystals.

The other point of this email is to let everyone know that I now have a decent supply of brand spanking new FT-243 crystal blanks that make grinding a custom FT-243 for the 40m band a breeze. I would wager that Im the only one in the world silly (or stupid?) enough to track down someone who is silly enough too (to listen to me) and make me FT-243 crystal blanks! I invested an entire SS payment to stock my shelves with another crazy item. These crystals are in the rectangular FT-243 form factor, AT cut and are pre-ground for 7015 +/- 1000ppm which makes them run between 7008 and 7023  so they are already in the 40m band to start. I've ground one successfully up to 7218 so they are easily ground to any 40m QRP frequency of interest. They make putting a vintage rig anywhere on 40m pretty easy. I probably bought too many but I had to in order to get the price down to a reasonable selling price. I have a 3 pack on my parts page for $22 + $3 S&H so you could turn 3 junque FT-243 holders into 3 nice 40m FT-243s on your favorite 40m frequencies for $25.


X-CHECKer kit:    http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=Q17

Grinding accessories:   http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=CGA

NS James Millen ceramic FT-243 sockets & crystal blanks:    http://qrpme.com/?p=parts

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Rex  W1REX


Re: where is firmware for Hilltopper40

Brian Crittendon
 

Chas,
  Does it work better then the old Radio Shack one.


Re: 40m Net

W0PWE
 

Congrats John!! Welcome to the CW world. Great to have you aboard.
72/73
Jerry - W0PWE


DMR CHECK IN'S

Robert
 

NK80 CHARLES

N9EGT WAYNE

WG5F ED

N3BXZ TATE

WW9H JIM

N0SO MIKE

KV6Z BILL

AC0BQ JOHNNY


THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT NET

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL


73'S

BERT N0YJ


80 meter net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
Not quite as busy as last week but a good net as well.
Check in’s were:
WA9PWP
W2SH
K3NLT
W0PWE
RELAY 
KV6Z
thanks for the check in’s!
Merry Christmas 🎄 
AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

Hmmm
  Were you on at 0200z? I didn’t hear a trace. I think I heard a trace of W2SH.
  I then moved down to 7030 and worked W6PU in AZ. He told me he was running a kW and a 6 element beam! Wow. Look him up on QRZ. Sure enough, 6 elements full wave Delta Loop rope beam, electrically reversible. No wonder he heard me! I was running my S & S Engineering TAC 1 at about 4 watts out to my Carolina Windom 80.
  I did QNI the 80 meter net.
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 

From: dekle
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:40 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Got a couple of new guys tonight:

KK4ITX     John     Fl
W0PWE    Jerry     Ia
W2SH       Chas     NJ

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Net

John - KK4ITX
 

Thank you Bill for your patience and persistence, it was only my 3rd CW contact and not really sure of CW Net protocol ..... you did great to pull that much info out of the junk I sent !!

Made my day to say the least.

72/73,

John
KK4ITX 
ZephyrHills, FL

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Dec 19, 2018, at 21:40, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Got a couple of new guys tonight:

KK4ITX     John     Fl
W0PWE    Jerry     Ia
W2SH       Chas     NJ

73
Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Got a couple of new guys tonight:

KK4ITX     John     Fl
W0PWE    Jerry     Ia
W2SH       Chas     NJ

73
Bill
KV6Z


Tonight's DMR NET Topic

Robert
 

AC0BQ, suggested what is your favorite portable operation location, or most interesting, or most productive or what ever else made a particular location or situation interesting.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/19/2018 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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.


Re: where is firmware for Hilltopper40

Charles W. Powell
 

One more thing I forgot!

If you don't want ear splitting sidetone volume, change R8 to 100K instead of the 22K that comes with the kit.

72,

Chas - NK8O

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