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Re: ADV: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper 40m

jrdock@ckt.net
 

David, notice that you tied the tops of X1,X2, X3 & X4 together.  Did that make a difference?

Jack ... WD0CFH


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On Feb 6, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Nice work David!
Thanks for sharing.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:08 PM N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

Just finished Bobby's Hilltopper40 and wanted to share some pics. Had fun building this and may just have to get one for myself!

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4SQRP DMR NET

Robert
 

ANOTHER GREAT NET, AND THANKS TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

WG5F ED

ACOBQ JOHNNY

AB0AH LARRY

K0WDO WILL

NG3P GWEN

KB0UOA STEVE

NA1MH DAVID

KC0IJH JEFF

AA5TN GORDY

AD0UY CHARLES

N0TGR DICK

N0SO MIKE


73'S

BERT

N0YJ

Re: First soldering project

d balfour <davesters@...>
 

Well she lit it up with a 9v battery, headphones and her 80 meter loop antenna and behold a string of morse when powered.

Re: 40m Net

Michael Smith
 

Bill (KV6Z), I made an effort to be part of your experiment.  I am in central MO.  Generally, I am teaching a class most Wednesday nights (7 - 8:15 + Central time) , but am available and was listening at 5 and 6 pm at 7.122+/-.  I heard a weak CQ 4S but could not pull your call out of the static at 5 pm.  I did hear KA5JRX's side of the QSO about 10 minutes in.  Regardless, in current conditions, an earlier start doesn't appear to help my participation. 

I was there again at 6 PM.  I was unable to identify anything I could tie to 4S.  Apparently, I was in fly over country or maybe there really wasn't anything to hear?

On occasion, I will try to catch the 80m net, if only to listen.  I am antenna challenged, but will put up my portable 80/60 vertical when the weather is nice.  It hasn't been nice much of late.  Sometimes the net is over  before I get home.  Still, I have an expectation that most of the time I can get on 80m when 40m is not possible (time-wise and skip).  

Participation for me involves two issues.  First, simply being available.  The second is geography,  I am too close.  I see a similar situation during the day chasing SOTA activators.  I will usually get most of them if they go through enough of the bands.  Unfortunately, there are fewer potential bands in the evening. 

I will participate when I can, but sometimes it just doesn't work.  I truly enjoy it when it all comes  together.   

72,

Mike, AD0YM


On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:39 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results:

5 pm CST  -  3 QNIs
     KK4ITX     John     FL
     KA5JRX    Bob     GA     Not a member and running 80w
     W0MFQ    Tom     MO    Running 5w

6 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

7 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

8 pm CST   -   3 QNIs
     KO8S/4     Karl     FL
     AB4QL      Barry   AL
     KK4ITX     John     FL

I had to pull the plug in the middle of the 8 pm Net QSO with KK4ITX due to lightning in the area.
I suspect I may have gotten other QNIs on the 8 pm Net.

The QSO with W0MFQ is notable - he was the only QRP close-in station but there is not enough data to demonstrate that a time shift for the net is warranted.
Probably best to keep the net at 8 pm CST.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

Tom Brown
 

Bill,
I wasn't able to listen at 6:00 due to xyl dinner call. I listened for you from 7:10 to 7:15 without hearing you so shut down. I didn't try at 8:00 because my past attempts over the last several months were never successful that late in the evening. 

I specifically sent my power report because I copied your previous contact telling you he was not qrp so figured you might be interested to know I was qrp.

It was good to hear you and get the QNI. 
73,
Tom W0MFQ 


On Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 8:39 PM dekle <dekle@... wrote:
Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results:

5 pm CST  -  3 QNIs
     KK4ITX     John     FL
     KA5JRX    Bob     GA     Not a member and running 80w
     W0MFQ    Tom     MO    Running 5w

6 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

7 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

8 pm CST   -   3 QNIs
     KO8S/4     Karl     FL
     AB4QL      Barry   AL
     KK4ITX     John     FL

I had to pull the plug in the middle of the 8 pm Net QSO with KK4ITX due to lightning in the area.
I suspect I may have gotten other QNIs on the 8 pm Net.

The QSO with W0MFQ is notable - he was the only QRP close-in station but there is not enough data to demonstrate that a time shift for the net is warranted.
Probably best to keep the net at 8 pm CST.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

Bill,
  I heard only KO8S/4 QNI at 0200z. Nobody else. Forgot to try earlier!
Weather isn’t much better here. Freezing rain.
  As a test, I called CQ 2 times each on 2 different antennas with 5 watts at 0100Z. Skip was already too long from WI. Here are my reverse beacon network spots. The spots at 7059 kHz were with my Carolina Windom 80, the spots at 7060 kHz were with my Butternut vertical. 
 
skip 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: dekle
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:39 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results:

5 pm CST  -  3 QNIs
     KK4ITX     John     FL
     KA5JRX    Bob     GA     Not a member and running 80w
     W0MFQ    Tom     MO    Running 5w

6 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

7 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

8 pm CST   -   3 QNIs
     KO8S/4     Karl     FL
     AB4QL      Barry   AL
     KK4ITX     John     FL

I had to pull the plug in the middle of the 8 pm Net QSO with KK4ITX due to lightning in the area.
I suspect I may have gotten other QNIs on the 8 pm Net.

The QSO with W0MFQ is notable - he was the only QRP close-in station but there is not enough data to demonstrate that a time shift for the net is warranted.
Probably best to keep the net at 8 pm CST.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 80 meter net

Paul Goemans
 

Too bad,
  Weather isn’t much better here. As a test, I called CQ 3 times with 5 watts shortly after the 80 meter net time. Here’s my reverse beacon network spots.
 
Skip80 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:19 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Ge Group
We’re in the middle of a ice storm
In KS tonight.
My ice coated antenna is returning a terrible SWR.
Cu all next week.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
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40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Interesting night. I called the net 4 times as an experiment and here are the results:

5 pm CST  -  3 QNIs
     KK4ITX     John     FL
     KA5JRX    Bob     GA     Not a member and running 80w
     W0MFQ    Tom     MO    Running 5w

6 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

7 pm CST   -   0 QNIs

8 pm CST   -   3 QNIs
     KO8S/4     Karl     FL
     AB4QL      Barry   AL
     KK4ITX     John     FL

I had to pull the plug in the middle of the 8 pm Net QSO with KK4ITX due to lightning in the area.
I suspect I may have gotten other QNIs on the 8 pm Net.

The QSO with W0MFQ is notable - he was the only QRP close-in station but there is not enough data to demonstrate that a time shift for the net is warranted.
Probably best to keep the net at 8 pm CST.

73
Bill
KV6Z

80 meter net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
We’re in the middle of a ice storm 
In KS tonight.
My ice coated antenna is returning a terrible SWR.
Cu all next week.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: Hilltopper 40m

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice work David!
Thanks for sharing.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:08 PM N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

Just finished Bobby's Hilltopper40 and wanted to share some pics. Had fun building this and may just have to get one for myself!


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Re: Hilltopper 40m

 

Just finished Bobby's Hilltopper40 and wanted to share some pics. Had fun building this and may just have to get one for myself!


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/06/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
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.

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Where:
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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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630 meters low pass filter

Bill VanKirk
 

Anyone in the group currently on 630 meters? I could use some help making a low pass filter for this band. Thanks in advance.

Bill
W0PT

For Sale.

bobby rolph
 

Hello everyone. I have a brand new unopened micro BITX kit which is still the DHL shipping bag for sale. I purchased this last summer and I have decided to sale it. If you are interested in it just respond to me direct at kb4qnr@.... I would to get $110. for it.Tnx and 72 de kb4qnr
Bobby

Re: First soldering project

d balfour <davesters@...>
 

Yes you mentioned that Carl and that most of the spikes were caused by the setup.
Thank you
Dave

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 February 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.

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Re: First soldering project

Carl Gansen
 

Hello Dave,

The "spurs" that you are seeing are not really spurs.  What you see is misleading and an *early* attempt at a panadapter with point & click QSY capability. They are DSP artifacts from the IF of the Orion and/or the Softrock DSP RX that I had tapped into the IF of the Orion. I had tapped in ahead of the filters to get the widest and flattest spectrum display that I could.  After the filters, that stuff would be gone.

My new setup does not tap the IF at all. I use a SDRplay RX and an MFJ-1708SDR switch box to provide my panadapter.  The SDRplay and my transceiver share the same antenna. The panadapter software now is the HDSDR that is provided by SDRplay.  That combination gives a much cleaner display.  Right now, I have it hooked to my Argonaut 5. It gives point & click QSY, dual-RX and when the SDRplay is used by itself, it makes a very nice general coverage RX. The technology is getting better and cheaper at the same time.

I had typed a reply yesterday but must have failed to click the reply button or closed the browswer too quickly.
72
Carl

Re: First soldering project

d balfour <davesters@...>
 

Bex, my wife told me of her run in with a hot iron. Somehow it got pulled off the bench and down between her legs, cutting a 3" trench on her upper inner thigh. She was repairing glasses for her dad.

Glad to hear that the signal has better purity than in those vids. Were the recordind made athe senders qth?

She should get the kit today. Was asking me what i wanted for Valentine's day?

Do they make an smd version? Does anyone have any boards for sale?

Re: First soldering project

Brian Crittendon
 

I'm near sighted. Once when soldering I was so close to my work I started to burn my bangs. Hair does not smell like chicken, it smells like old insulation. It took 2 or 3 heart beats before I realized what was wrong. Grin  Mark/WQ8S

On Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:40:21 PM EST, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


On 02/04/19 10:44, John Lonigro wrote:
> And, as N0SO reminded me, if it smells like chicken, you're holding the
> wrong end of the soldering iron!
>

Or you're holding it like this:
https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2016/03/stockphotowoman-500.jpg

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