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Bug and is fixed now thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have more parts coming so even if they do sell out I will have more ready very soon.
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Hilltopper 40 support

Dave Benson
 


Dick-  are you there?


You've requested help for the Hilltopper 40.   Jim Pruitt was kind enough to forward your messages to me.

I'm the designer. I've replied to you- twice- and gotten no response. Perhaps the messages are stuck in your spam filter?

I am davek1swl at gmail dot com  ...... and ready to help.

73- Dave, K1SWL

Re: Hilltopper 40 support

Dick Hammond
 

Not me. must be some other Dick. n0tgr


On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 9:47 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

Dick-  are you there?


You've requested help for the Hilltopper 40.   Jim Pruitt was kind enough to forward your messages to me.

I'm the designer. I've replied to you- twice- and gotten no response. Perhaps the messages are stuck in your spam filter?

I am davek1swl at gmail dot com  ...... and ready to help.

73- Dave, K1SWL


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What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me.  Dick,  n0tgr

Re: Hilltopper 40 support

Dave Benson
 

Dick-

Nope- not you- thanks! 

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM Dick Hammond <n0tgr2@...> wrote:
Not me. must be some other Dick. n0tgr

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 9:47 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

Dick-  are you there?


You've requested help for the Hilltopper 40.   Jim Pruitt was kind enough to forward your messages to me.

I'm the designer. I've replied to you- twice- and gotten no response. Perhaps the messages are stuck in your spam filter?

I am davek1swl at gmail dot com  ...... and ready to help.

73- Dave, K1SWL


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What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me.  Dick,  n0tgr

Postage rates

Jim Pruitt
 

As you might know,  the US postage rates will be going up effective this Sunday.  If you have been considering ordering a Hilltopper (or any 4SQRP kit for that matter) you might consider doing it now and save a little bit on postage.

We still have quite a few Hilltopper20's and Hilltopper40's available for shipment.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

Re: Postage rates

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

No ... not considering ordering any kit rigs any time soon.
I have a pile of back burner projects here
 and at the bottom of the pile is a qrp kit.



I'm just having waaay too much fun scratch building circuit here.




On 01/25/2019 12:47 AM, Jim Pruitt wrote:
As you might know,  the US postage rates will be going up effective this Sunday.  If you have been considering ordering a Hilltopper (or any 4SQRP kit for that matter) you might consider doing it now and save a little bit on postage.

We still have quite a few Hilltopper20's and Hilltopper40's available for shipment.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


Hilltopper 40m

bobby rolph
 

Hello to the group. I am looking for someone that build a Hilltopper 40 for me.I own a Hilltopper 20 and I really like how it performs. I am unable to build on my own anymore due to a severe visual impairment. If you are interested in building to kit just send me an email and I will arrange to ship the kit to you. Thank you very much for your time. 72

Bobby Rolph
KB4QNR

Re: Hilltopper 40m

Jim Parks
 

I would be glad to build it for you. I previously built a Cricket 30 for another visually impaired ham in Peurto Rico. Just let me know if you want me to do this—and at no charge other than the postage to get the completed kit back to you.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

jim.ny0j@...

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of bobby rolph
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:12 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Hilltopper 40m

 

Hello to the group. I am looking for someone that build a Hilltopper 40 for me.I own a Hilltopper 20 and I really like how it performs. I am unable to build on my own anymore due to a severe visual impairment. If you are interested in building to kit just send me an email and I will arrange to ship the kit to you. Thank you very much for your time. 72

Bobby Rolph
KB4QNR

40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

Ruth A Mumaw
 

It is not your fault! Hopefully propagation will soon return. Depending on where NCS is located I may not be able to QNI.  RUSS  K3NLT



On January 28, 2019, at 3:46 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

John KK4ITX
 

Bill,

Probably the only way to get more checked in is to have other ears and either relay or conduct the net by regions ?   I guess others hear me but not you.  If I was proficient I probably could relay for them/ you, but I’m not.

Hey, What do I know, I can just about get my Call out ?

 Don’t be discouraged it should get better.

John
KK4ITX 


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

On Jan 28, 2019, at 17:38, Ruth A Mumaw <k3nlt@...> wrote:

It is not your fault! Hopefully propagation will soon return. Depending on where NCS is located I may not be able to QNI.  RUSS  K3NLT



On January 28, 2019, at 3:46 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Bill
I have been considering moving the net to a earlier time slot.
I would be lucky to be home in time to call at 7:00?
What do you think about a time change?
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 2:46 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z

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Re: 40m Net

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Speaking of relays... and also freely admitting I'm not at all proficient with net check-in procedures...

Can someone describe how relays work? I guess I'd like to read a description of how it works, both as the "station who cannot be heard by NCS" and as the potential relay station.

I can imagine things getting rather chaotic :-) but I also know there must be a logical way for this to happen.

Thanks,
Jeff N0̸MII 

On Jan 28, 2019, at 5:34 PM, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Bill,

Probably the only way to get more checked in is to have other ears and either relay or conduct the net by regions ?   I guess others hear me but not you.  If I was proficient I probably could relay for them/ you, but I’m not.

Hey, What do I know, I can just about get my Call out ?

 Don’t be discouraged it should get better.

John
KK4ITX 



--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: 40m Net

Dave Benson
 

Jeff-

If someone's not being heard, you can get NCS's attention and send 'QSP',meaning 'relay'. When acknowledged by NCS, you send their call..  Assuming it's an informal net, the weak station will get credit for the check-in  ('QNI')

In general, listening to a few net sessions will give you a feel for how it flows.  If it's a traffic-oriented net, there's more to know, and resources should be available online.

73- Dave


On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 7:01 PM Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:
Speaking of relays... and also freely admitting I'm not at all proficient with net check-in procedures...

Can someone describe how relays work? I guess I'd like to read a description of how it works, both as the "station who cannot be heard by NCS" and as the potential relay station.

I can imagine things getting rather chaotic :-) but I also know there must be a logical way for this to happen.

Thanks,
Jeff N0̸MII 

On Jan 28, 2019, at 5:34 PM, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Bill,

Probably the only way to get more checked in is to have other ears and either relay or conduct the net by regions ?   I guess others hear me but not you.  If I was proficient I probably could relay for them/ you, but I’m not.

Hey, What do I know, I can just about get my Call out ?

 Don’t be discouraged it should get better.

John
KK4ITX 



--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hi Jeff,

Well here's what I do for relays:

When I call "CQ 4S NET" and get no replies, I send 

"NIL ANY QSP ?  K". (I may do this at two different times - once after the first QNI list is generated and later, when the list is exhausted and I get no additional replies.

At that point, if you hear a station that I didn't hear, you can send

"(Your Call)  QSP".

That tells me you hear someone. Then I will send "QSP GA".

At that point you QSO with the station you heard and get his (or her) information. (Note to the station that needs the relay - this is not the time to tell your life's story - just your name, QTH, RST for both the relaying station and the NCS, and a TNX to the relaying station will do.) Then the relaying station will call the NCS with the info. Something like this - "KV6Z de N0MII   Gertrude in Cleveland, Ohio sez ur 229 and I am 579 / AR de NoMII k. I will acknowledge the receipt of the info and then I will either call CQ 4S Net again, ask for additional QSPs, or conclude the net - whichever is appropriate.

73

Bill

KV6Z

On 28/01/2019 6:01 pm, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII wrote:

Speaking of relays... and also freely admitting I'm not at all proficient with net check-in procedures...
 
Can someone describe how relays work? I guess I'd like to read a description of how it works, both as the "station who cannot be heard by NCS" and as the potential relay station.
 
I can imagine things getting rather chaotic :-) but I also know there must be a logical way for this to happen.
 
Thanks,
Jeff N0̸MII 

On Jan 28, 2019, at 5:34 PM, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Bill,
 
Probably the only way to get more checked in is to have other ears and either relay or conduct the net by regions ?   I guess others hear me but not you.  If I was proficient I probably could relay for them/ you, but I'm not.
 
Hey, What do I know, I can just about get my Call out ?
 
 Don't be discouraged it should get better.
 
John
KK4ITX 
 

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/30/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
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.

View Event

Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hi Johnny,

I don't know what 80m would be like at 7:00.

I just worry that it's not fair for someone who tries to check in every week just can't hear me. I don't really know what the best thing to do is.

Bill

KV6Z


 

On 28/01/2019 5:37 pm, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Ge Bill
I have been considering moving the net to a earlier time slot.
I would be lucky to be home in time to call at 7:00?
What do you think about a time change?
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 2:46 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z



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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: 40m Net

N5VMO Pat
 

The relay stations is a VERY GOOD IDEA =)    If you have a chain of stations built up you can ask them to also call to see if they hear any stations checking in to the net and so on and so forth =)     Relaying works well if everyone is patient and make it fun and not WORK =)     If you just have one or two check ins just chat and keep the net going for the prescribe time and frequency and become CONSISTENT is the key to a good net =)


On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 8:55 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Hi Johnny,

I don't know what 80m would be like at 7:00.

I just worry that it's not fair for someone who tries to check in every week just can't hear me. I don't really know what the best thing to do is.

Bill

KV6Z


 

On 28/01/2019 5:37 pm, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Ge Bill
I have been considering moving the net to a earlier time slot.
I would be lucky to be home in time to call at 7:00?
What do you think about a time change?
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 2:46 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Hello all.
I'm looking for someone to take over the 40m Wednesday Night CW Net.
I haven't had much luck lately and was wondering if someone else would be able to make more contacts than I have been able to.
Thanks.
Bill
KV6Z



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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com
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73's Pat  N5VMO


Tomorrow's DMR net topic

Robert
 



Will be: what can be done to improve our group's HF cw nets participation and success, with the challenges we face enduring our Solar minimum.

1. Net time
2. Relay station's
3. NVIS antennas 
4. 60 meters ???
5. Moon bounce 😉
6. Surely there is a way as long as there is a will

Bert 
N0YJ 

working on alignment hilltopper 20

KM6KJE
 

I was wondering what the center pin was to hook up a frequency counter to the section is alignment the CAL placement pin has only two pins  thanks