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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I think the band is going long?
I just worked paul WA9PWP pre net!
I’m QRL on 3564 now.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:20 PM Roy Parker via Groups.Io <royiparker=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I heard KO8S/4, K7KZM, and KD0WF in mid-Mo.
Roy - AA0B


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Roy Parker
 

I heard KO8S/4, K7KZM, and KD0WF in mid-Mo.
Roy - AA0B


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar
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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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.


Re: FS case for portable ops - SOLD

Paul Goemans
 

Thanks!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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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FS case for portable ops

Paul Goemans
 

Hello all!
  Get ready for portable QRP operating! I have for sale (from a local SK) a lightly used little waterproof case. Model SKB 3i-0907-6bdd. Room for your QRP rig and accessories. About 9” by 7” by 6” inside. Does not have the cube foam interior  but rather foam sides and a soft removable “shelf.” Will ship to US address for $35 money order or PayPal. 
 
SKB 3i-0907-6BDD waterproof case

 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

Curt
 


Very sad news!  I have 25 QSOs in my log with Ken over the years, all QRP and QRPp.  He had big ears and would often answer my peanut whistle CQ.  Even had a QSO with him while I was portable with 1/2 watt on a remote lake in VE3 land.  I will miss him a lot.

Sympathy and prayers to his family.

72 Curt KB5JO


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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: FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I would like to xtend our deepest sympath, thoughts and prayers to Ken’s family, from the 4 state Qrp Group.
We will all mis his humor.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 7:28 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very sorry to hear about Ken.  I have him in my log about half a dozen times, and most recent was mid November.  Always sad when a good ham passes on.

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Feb 12, 2019, at 6:46 PM, m p via Groups.Io <ka8onw@...> wrote:

Hello Ron.....and to everyone,

I'm very saddened to hear of Ken's passing.  I remember checking into the Michigan Qrp Net most weeks and hearing Ken and his call checking in for the net.  I never got to meet Ken in person however we did have several Qso's over the years.  How important it is for all of us to live and enjoy each and every day that we are given.  Thanks Ron for posting this for all of us.  My Condolences to his Family and Friends.

72's

Mark
KA8ONW




On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:19:51 PM EST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


Please see the QRP-L post below.  It is with great sadness that I pass on these tidings. Ken was member number 947 and will be missed.

72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Corporate Secretary


-----Original Message-----
From: qrp-l-bounces@... [mailto:qrp-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau via QRP-L
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
Subject: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

I received an email this afternoon from Ken’s brother Paul. Ken was well known in the QRP community and has been a very dear friend of mine for sixteen years. He will be missed.

Michael VE3WMB

Here is his obituary :

Kenneth Alan Louks

Kenneth A. Louks of Freeland, Michigan passed away February 10, 2019 at the age of 71.

Ken was a life-long resident of the Saginaw area.  After graduating from Buena Vista High School in 1965, he entered Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology.  Ken served in the US Army from 1970-72 and was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he was assistant to the Chaplain.  Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the US Postal Service from 1972 to 2002, reaching the level of Mail Processing Manager at the Saginaw USPS facility.

Ken had a strong Christian faith and was past member of Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn UMC, and presently was a member of Hopevale Church.  He enjoyed the Christian fellowship of all members at these houses of worship.

Ken was a gifted keyboardist from his youth and throughout his life.  Ken was organist at Auburn UMC and part-time organist at Sheridan Avenue and Swan Valley UMC over the years.  Ken also taught piano from his home.  Even after a stroke at age 60 rendered his left hand paralyzed, Ken still played his electronic keyboard, recording and sharing his music, which were often arrangements of favorite hymns.  Ken also played the dulcimer.

Ken loved his Lord and his country and was proud of his service in the Army.  He enjoyed traveling our scenic country, either in his RV or Tahoe, often stopping at the homes of relatives or his ham radio buddies.  He loved nature, and loved visiting relatives whether they were in Saginaw, Mayville or Florida.

Ken’s favorite hobby was amateur radio.  Licensed in 1965 as WA8REI, he was very active on the air until his death.  Ken loved to operate his radio, using Morse code, from wilderness areas as well as from his home.  He made loyal friends on the air all over the world.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ferris and Donna Louks.  He is survived by his brothers David (Kathryn) Louks, Paul (Vicky) Louks, a dear aunt G. Elaine Fox, and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Ken’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.  His wish was for his friends and relatives to remember him in their hearts and give all thanks and praise to God for our time of grace.  Also per Ken’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his remains interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hopevale Church of Saginaw

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Re: FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

Paul Smith
 

Ken will be missed by many hams. We met several years ago at Ozarkcon. He was quite a guy. de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:28 AM
To: 4 State QRP
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK
 
Very sorry to hear about Ken.  I have him in my log about half a dozen times, and most recent was mid November.  Always sad when a good ham passes on.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Feb 12, 2019, at 6:46 PM, m p via Groups.Io <ka8onw@...> wrote:

Hello Ron.....and to everyone,

I'm very saddened to hear of Ken's passing.  I remember checking into the Michigan Qrp Net most weeks and hearing Ken and his call checking in for the net.  I never got to meet Ken in person however we did have several Qso's over the years.  How important it is for all of us to live and enjoy each and every day that we are given.  Thanks Ron for posting this for all of us.  My Condolences to his Family and Friends.

72's

Mark
KA8ONW




On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:19:51 PM EST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


Please see the QRP-L post below.  It is with great sadness that I pass on these tidings. Ken was member number 947 and will be missed.

72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Corporate Secretary


-----Original Message-----
From: qrp-l-bounces@... [mailto:qrp-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau via QRP-L
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
Subject: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

I received an email this afternoon from Ken’s brother Paul. Ken was well known in the QRP community and has been a very dear friend of mine for sixteen years. He will be missed.

Michael VE3WMB

Here is his obituary :

Kenneth Alan Louks

Kenneth A. Louks of Freeland, Michigan passed away February 10, 2019 at the age of 71.

Ken was a life-long resident of the Saginaw area.  After graduating from Buena Vista High School in 1965, he entered Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology.  Ken served in the US Army from 1970-72 and was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he was assistant to the Chaplain.  Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the US Postal Service from 1972 to 2002, reaching the level of Mail Processing Manager at the Saginaw USPS facility.

Ken had a strong Christian faith and was past member of Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn UMC, and presently was a member of Hopevale Church.  He enjoyed the Christian fellowship of all members at these houses of worship.

Ken was a gifted keyboardist from his youth and throughout his life.  Ken was organist at Auburn UMC and part-time organist at Sheridan Avenue and Swan Valley UMC over the years.  Ken also taught piano from his home.  Even after a stroke at age 60 rendered his left hand paralyzed, Ken still played his electronic keyboard, recording and sharing his music, which were often arrangements of favorite hymns.  Ken also played the dulcimer.

Ken loved his Lord and his country and was proud of his service in the Army.  He enjoyed traveling our scenic country, either in his RV or Tahoe, often stopping at the homes of relatives or his ham radio buddies.  He loved nature, and loved visiting relatives whether they were in Saginaw, Mayville or Florida.

Ken’s favorite hobby was amateur radio.  Licensed in 1965 as WA8REI, he was very active on the air until his death.  Ken loved to operate his radio, using Morse code, from wilderness areas as well as from his home.  He made loyal friends on the air all over the world.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ferris and Donna Louks.  He is survived by his brothers David (Kathryn) Louks, Paul (Vicky) Louks, a dear aunt G. Elaine Fox, and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Ken’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.  His wish was for his friends and relatives to remember him in their hearts and give all thanks and praise to God for our time of grace.  Also per Ken’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his remains interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hopevale Church of Saginaw

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Re: FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

Charles W. Powell
 

Very sorry to hear about Ken.  I have him in my log about half a dozen times, and most recent was mid November.  Always sad when a good ham passes on.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Feb 12, 2019, at 6:46 PM, m p via Groups.Io <ka8onw@...> wrote:

Hello Ron.....and to everyone,

I'm very saddened to hear of Ken's passing.  I remember checking into the Michigan Qrp Net most weeks and hearing Ken and his call checking in for the net.  I never got to meet Ken in person however we did have several Qso's over the years.  How important it is for all of us to live and enjoy each and every day that we are given.  Thanks Ron for posting this for all of us.  My Condolences to his Family and Friends.

72's

Mark
KA8ONW




On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:19:51 PM EST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


Please see the QRP-L post below.  It is with great sadness that I pass on these tidings. Ken was member number 947 and will be missed.

72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Corporate Secretary


-----Original Message-----
From: qrp-l-bounces@... [mailto:qrp-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau via QRP-L
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
Subject: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

I received an email this afternoon from Ken’s brother Paul. Ken was well known in the QRP community and has been a very dear friend of mine for sixteen years. He will be missed.

Michael VE3WMB

Here is his obituary :

Kenneth Alan Louks

Kenneth A. Louks of Freeland, Michigan passed away February 10, 2019 at the age of 71.

Ken was a life-long resident of the Saginaw area.  After graduating from Buena Vista High School in 1965, he entered Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology.  Ken served in the US Army from 1970-72 and was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he was assistant to the Chaplain.  Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the US Postal Service from 1972 to 2002, reaching the level of Mail Processing Manager at the Saginaw USPS facility.

Ken had a strong Christian faith and was past member of Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn UMC, and presently was a member of Hopevale Church.  He enjoyed the Christian fellowship of all members at these houses of worship.

Ken was a gifted keyboardist from his youth and throughout his life.  Ken was organist at Auburn UMC and part-time organist at Sheridan Avenue and Swan Valley UMC over the years.  Ken also taught piano from his home.  Even after a stroke at age 60 rendered his left hand paralyzed, Ken still played his electronic keyboard, recording and sharing his music, which were often arrangements of favorite hymns.  Ken also played the dulcimer.

Ken loved his Lord and his country and was proud of his service in the Army.  He enjoyed traveling our scenic country, either in his RV or Tahoe, often stopping at the homes of relatives or his ham radio buddies.  He loved nature, and loved visiting relatives whether they were in Saginaw, Mayville or Florida.

Ken’s favorite hobby was amateur radio.  Licensed in 1965 as WA8REI, he was very active on the air until his death.  Ken loved to operate his radio, using Morse code, from wilderness areas as well as from his home.  He made loyal friends on the air all over the world.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ferris and Donna Louks.  He is survived by his brothers David (Kathryn) Louks, Paul (Vicky) Louks, a dear aunt G. Elaine Fox, and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Ken’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.  His wish was for his friends and relatives to remember him in their hearts and give all thanks and praise to God for our time of grace.  Also per Ken’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his remains interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hopevale Church of Saginaw

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Re: FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

m p
 

Hello Ron.....and to everyone,

I'm very saddened to hear of Ken's passing.  I remember checking into the Michigan Qrp Net most weeks and hearing Ken and his call checking in for the net.  I never got to meet Ken in person however we did have several Qso's over the years.  How important it is for all of us to live and enjoy each and every day that we are given.  Thanks Ron for posting this for all of us.  My Condolences to his Family and Friends.

72's

Mark
KA8ONW




On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:19:51 PM EST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


Please see the QRP-L post below.  It is with great sadness that I pass on these tidings. Ken was member number 947 and will be missed.

72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Corporate Secretary


-----Original Message-----
From: qrp-l-bounces@... [mailto:qrp-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau via QRP-L
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
Subject: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

I received an email this afternoon from Ken’s brother Paul. Ken was well known in the QRP community and has been a very dear friend of mine for sixteen years. He will be missed.

Michael VE3WMB

Here is his obituary :

Kenneth Alan Louks

Kenneth A. Louks of Freeland, Michigan passed away February 10, 2019 at the age of 71.

Ken was a life-long resident of the Saginaw area.  After graduating from Buena Vista High School in 1965, he entered Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology.  Ken served in the US Army from 1970-72 and was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he was assistant to the Chaplain.  Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the US Postal Service from 1972 to 2002, reaching the level of Mail Processing Manager at the Saginaw USPS facility.

Ken had a strong Christian faith and was past member of Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn UMC, and presently was a member of Hopevale Church.  He enjoyed the Christian fellowship of all members at these houses of worship.

Ken was a gifted keyboardist from his youth and throughout his life.  Ken was organist at Auburn UMC and part-time organist at Sheridan Avenue and Swan Valley UMC over the years.  Ken also taught piano from his home.  Even after a stroke at age 60 rendered his left hand paralyzed, Ken still played his electronic keyboard, recording and sharing his music, which were often arrangements of favorite hymns.  Ken also played the dulcimer.

Ken loved his Lord and his country and was proud of his service in the Army.  He enjoyed traveling our scenic country, either in his RV or Tahoe, often stopping at the homes of relatives or his ham radio buddies.  He loved nature, and loved visiting relatives whether they were in Saginaw, Mayville or Florida.

Ken’s favorite hobby was amateur radio.  Licensed in 1965 as WA8REI, he was very active on the air until his death.  Ken loved to operate his radio, using Morse code, from wilderness areas as well as from his home.  He made loyal friends on the air all over the world.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ferris and Donna Louks.  He is survived by his brothers David (Kathryn) Louks, Paul (Vicky) Louks, a dear aunt G. Elaine Fox, and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Ken’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.  His wish was for his friends and relatives to remember him in their hearts and give all thanks and praise to God for our time of grace.  Also per Ken’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his remains interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hopevale Church of Saginaw

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FW: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

AG1P Ron
 

Please see the QRP-L post below. It is with great sadness that I pass on these tidings. Ken was member number 947 and will be missed.

72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Corporate Secretary

-----Original Message-----
From: qrp-l-bounces@... [mailto:qrp-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau via QRP-L
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
To: qrp-l@...
Subject: [QRP-L] WA8REI SK

I received an email this afternoon from Ken’s brother Paul. Ken was well known in the QRP community and has been a very dear friend of mine for sixteen years. He will be missed.

Michael VE3WMB

Here is his obituary :

Kenneth Alan Louks

Kenneth A. Louks of Freeland, Michigan passed away February 10, 2019 at the age of 71.

Ken was a life-long resident of the Saginaw area. After graduating from Buena Vista High School in 1965, he entered Western Michigan University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Ken served in the US Army from 1970-72 and was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany where he was assistant to the Chaplain. Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the US Postal Service from 1972 to 2002, reaching the level of Mail Processing Manager at the Saginaw USPS facility.

Ken had a strong Christian faith and was past member of Sheridan Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn UMC, and presently was a member of Hopevale Church. He enjoyed the Christian fellowship of all members at these houses of worship.

Ken was a gifted keyboardist from his youth and throughout his life. Ken was organist at Auburn UMC and part-time organist at Sheridan Avenue and Swan Valley UMC over the years. Ken also taught piano from his home. Even after a stroke at age 60 rendered his left hand paralyzed, Ken still played his electronic keyboard, recording and sharing his music, which were often arrangements of favorite hymns. Ken also played the dulcimer.

Ken loved his Lord and his country and was proud of his service in the Army. He enjoyed traveling our scenic country, either in his RV or Tahoe, often stopping at the homes of relatives or his ham radio buddies. He loved nature, and loved visiting relatives whether they were in Saginaw, Mayville or Florida.

Ken’s favorite hobby was amateur radio. Licensed in 1965 as WA8REI, he was very active on the air until his death. Ken loved to operate his radio, using Morse code, from wilderness areas as well as from his home. He made loyal friends on the air all over the world.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Ferris and Donna Louks. He is survived by his brothers David (Kathryn) Louks, Paul (Vicky) Louks, a dear aunt G. Elaine Fox, and many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Ken’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. His wish was for his friends and relatives to remember him in their hearts and give all thanks and praise to God for our time of grace. Also per Ken’s wishes, he will be cremated, and his remains interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hopevale Church of Saginaw

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February SSS results

John Lonigro
 

Propagation must be the pits this month.  In January, we had 14 people enter the contest, with 12 reporting a non-zero score.  This month, we had 11 people enter and only 7 had non-zero scores.  And the highest was 7 points, scored by both Nick WB5BKL and Chas W2SH. Congratulations to both of you.  These two co-winners for February will receive their certificates shortly.  For the year, early results show Carl WB0CFF leading the pack with 18 points, closely followed by Chas W2SH with 17.  But the year is  young and there's plenty of time for anyone to catch up.

According to my records, we had two new entrants this month, Rhys KE0FLC and Chuck KA5PVB.  Welcome to both of you. I hope to see your names in the contest every month.

Congratulations again to Nick and Chas for winning the February contest and thanks to all who entered the contest.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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

Brian Crittendon
 

I built my first QRP transmitter on a Sucrest's box. 6V6, plug in coils,180v power supply. The transformer hung over the edge. They had just come out with thous diode full wave bridges that were about as big as your thumb nail and I mounted my filter cap on top of the transformer.  

On Friday, February 8, 2019, 2:09:42 PM EST, John T. Fitzer <John.fitzer@...> wrote:


WOW that’s impressive. I love really small radios so much that I have two ATS 3 rigs in altoids tins. In fact I have a lot of gear built in those tins. Ok ok it's a bad habit I know, but it's better than my last habit BOOZE Hi Hi 72 W3BNO

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of d balfour
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 12:35 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] First soldering project

I Designed and printed a plastic box for her radio.  Still fits in the eye glass case for carrying around. Puts out a carrier. So now to make a small straight key. Hopefully one that will fit in the case along with the radio. Maybe one sided ear plug.

A most interesting design. Seems to pick up a lot of stations at once not much selectivity but better sensitivity than I would have thought.
http://veloliner.com/ham/pixiencase.JPG








Re: First soldering project

Brian Crittendon
 

Could you try adding a crystal in line to the receiver like a 49er. I'm using an audio filter on my DC receivers. 

On Friday, February 8, 2019, 1:34:56 PM EST, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:


I Designed and printed a plastic box for her radio.  Still fits in the eye glass case for carrying around. Puts out a carrier. So now to make a small straight key. Hopefully one that will fit in the case along with the radio. Maybe one sided ear plug.

A most interesting design. Seems to pick up a lot of stations at once not much selectivity but better sensitivity than I would have thought.
http://veloliner.com/ham/pixiencase.JPG




Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 02/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

John Lonigro
 

Kent:

I'm not in charge of sending out the monthly reminder anymore.  I used to do just what you suggest and agree 100%.  And I always was confused with the computer-generated reminder, shown below:

Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 February 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

To my way of thinking, it would make more sense to say something like 7:00pm to 9:00 pm Sunday (0000Z-0200Z Monday) and change it accordingly when daylight saving time starts.  But I appreciate the fact that I don't have to worry about reminding everyone each month, because I sometimes forget myself.  I'm lucky I usually remember to tabulate the data.

72,

John, AA0VE



On 2/11/19 7:52 AM, KENT TRIMBLE wrote:
I understand your thinking, but nothing would need to be changed.  Just add, after the CST time and date, parentheses containing the GMT time and date.   That’s what the ARRL does.  

GMT/UTC exists to reduce confusion, not add to it.  The more hams use it, the less confusing it becomes. 

73,

Kent  K9ZTV

On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:49 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Kent:
I've known that for a while.  That's one reason we don't use UTC.  It doesn't make sense for the "Second Sunday Sprint" to fall on a Monday.  We could change the name to the "SMS" instead of "SSS", except the second Monday doesn't always follow the second Sunday and, in my opinion, that would be even more confusing.

72,

John, AA0VE

On 2/10/19 9:13 PM, KENT TRIMBLE wrote:
John, you missed his point.  The date for the Sprint changes to Monday, February 11th, when you give it in UTC.

73,

Kent  K9ZTV

On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:37 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Chas:
That's correct.  0100-0300 UTC whenever the Midwest is on Central STANDARD Time, which is NOW.

This is a reminder for everyone to enter his score before Tuesday night, which is when I intend to enter the results into my spreadsheet, make the February certificate, and announce the winner for the month.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 2/10/19 4:50 PM, w2sh@... wrote:
Universal Time span is 0100-0300, 11 February.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 15:00
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 02/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder
 

Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 February 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

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Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 02/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

I understand your thinking, but nothing would need to be changed.  Just add, after the CST time and date, parentheses containing the GMT time and date.   That’s what the ARRL does.  

GMT/UTC exists to reduce confusion, not add to it.  The more hams use it, the less confusing it becomes. 

73,

Kent  K9ZTV

On Feb 11, 2019, at 5:49 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Kent:
I've known that for a while.  That's one reason we don't use UTC.  It doesn't make sense for the "Second Sunday Sprint" to fall on a Monday.  We could change the name to the "SMS" instead of "SSS", except the second Monday doesn't always follow the second Sunday and, in my opinion, that would be even more confusing.

72,

John, AA0VE

On 2/10/19 9:13 PM, KENT TRIMBLE wrote:
John, you missed his point.  The date for the Sprint changes to Monday, February 11th, when you give it in UTC.

73,

Kent  K9ZTV

On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:37 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Chas:
That's correct.  0100-0300 UTC whenever the Midwest is on Central STANDARD Time, which is NOW.

This is a reminder for everyone to enter his score before Tuesday night, which is when I intend to enter the results into my spreadsheet, make the February certificate, and announce the winner for the month.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 2/10/19 4:50 PM, w2sh@... wrote:
Universal Time span is 0100-0300, 11 February.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 15:00
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 02/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder
 

Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 February 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

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Send in your score!

John Lonigro
 

I should have reminded everyone to send in your score for the February SSS.  Please have your score entered by Tuesday (tomorrow) because I will try to tally everything tomorrow night.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator