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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/10/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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: 77th Birthday Present

Tim N9PUZ
 

Very nice Jim. What brand of machine did you get? I have a small one but it only does the filament printing.

Tim N9PUZ


Re: 77th Birthday Present

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Dave,
We got it from B & H Photo and it's a SnapMaker 3 in 1 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC carver.  $679.99 shipped and they shipped it FedEx Home Delivery.  It was here in 2 days from New York.

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "davemrtn" <davemrtn@...>
Sent: 4/8/2019 3:33:56 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 77th Birthday Present

What is the brand and model number of that machine ?


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!
On 4/8/2019 15:28, Jim Sheldon wrote:
Some of you that attended OzarkCon this year and spoke with me may have heard the story of my wonderful wife getting me a 3D printer for my birthday which was a day before OzarkCon started (April 4th).  It was supposed to be delivered today, but thanks to FedEx disregarding the specific delivery date, it was delivered Saturday while we were away.  Thanks to my neighbor who intercepted the FedEx driver and picked up the package for me, it was all safe and sound when we got home yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

I got it all unpacked, assembled and running about 2:15 this afternoon and it's been running on a project (antenna center insulator) since I got it calibrated.  It's 3:20 Central right now and the insulator is about 75% printed.  The attached picture was taken just after it got the base firmly laid down at about 25% .  

Once I got everything unpacked I discovered that it actually came with 3 separate print heads.  The 3D filament printer, a 200 mW Laser engraving head and a 19000 RPM CNC carving head that can do wood, plastic, PC board material and light, non-ferrous metals with the right bit (included).

Folks, a 77th birthday present (besides still being alive and kicking) don't get too much better than this!  (Her birthday isn't until August 4th so I have lots of time yet to come up with something to top this.  Will be hard though!)

Jim Sheldon, W0EB




Re: 77th Birthday Present

John T. Fitzer
 

Happy belated 77th Birthday Jim and I hope many more. I think it’s great that at 77 your still on the forefront of technology. I hope I can do the same when / if I get to 77. 72s 73s and of course the PC 88s. W3BNO

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Sheldon
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2019 3:29 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 77th Birthday Present

 

Some of you that attended OzarkCon this year and spoke with me may have heard the story of my wonderful wife getting me a 3D printer for my birthday which was a day before OzarkCon started (April 4th).  It was supposed to be delivered today, but thanks to FedEx disregarding the specific delivery date, it was delivered Saturday while we were away.  Thanks to my neighbor who intercepted the FedEx driver and picked up the package for me, it was all safe and sound when we got home yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

I got it all unpacked, assembled and running about 2:15 this afternoon and it's been running on a project (antenna center insulator) since I got it calibrated.  It's 3:20 Central right now and the insulator is about 75% printed.  The attached picture was taken just after it got the base firmly laid down at about 25% .  

Once I got everything unpacked I discovered that it actually came with 3 separate print heads.  The 3D filament printer, a 200 mW Laser engraving head and a 19000 RPM CNC carving head that can do wood, plastic, PC board material and light, non-ferrous metals with the right bit (included).

Folks, a 77th birthday present (besides still being alive and kicking) don't get too much better than this!  (Her birthday isn't until August 4th so I have lots of time yet to come up with something to top this.  Will be hard though!)

Jim Sheldon, W0EB




Re: 77th Birthday Present

davemrtn
 

What is the brand and model number of that machine ?


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 4/8/2019 15:28, Jim Sheldon wrote:
Some of you that attended OzarkCon this year and spoke with me may have heard the story of my wonderful wife getting me a 3D printer for my birthday which was a day before OzarkCon started (April 4th).  It was supposed to be delivered today, but thanks to FedEx disregarding the specific delivery date, it was delivered Saturday while we were away.  Thanks to my neighbor who intercepted the FedEx driver and picked up the package for me, it was all safe and sound when we got home yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

I got it all unpacked, assembled and running about 2:15 this afternoon and it's been running on a project (antenna center insulator) since I got it calibrated.  It's 3:20 Central right now and the insulator is about 75% printed.  The attached picture was taken just after it got the base firmly laid down at about 25% .  

Once I got everything unpacked I discovered that it actually came with 3 separate print heads.  The 3D filament printer, a 200 mW Laser engraving head and a 19000 RPM CNC carving head that can do wood, plastic, PC board material and light, non-ferrous metals with the right bit (included).

Folks, a 77th birthday present (besides still being alive and kicking) don't get too much better than this!  (Her birthday isn't until August 4th so I have lots of time yet to come up with something to top this.  Will be hard though!)

Jim Sheldon, W0EB




77th Birthday Present

Jim Sheldon
 

Some of you that attended OzarkCon this year and spoke with me may have heard the story of my wonderful wife getting me a 3D printer for my birthday which was a day before OzarkCon started (April 4th).  It was supposed to be delivered today, but thanks to FedEx disregarding the specific delivery date, it was delivered Saturday while we were away.  Thanks to my neighbor who intercepted the FedEx driver and picked up the package for me, it was all safe and sound when we got home yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

I got it all unpacked, assembled and running about 2:15 this afternoon and it's been running on a project (antenna center insulator) since I got it calibrated.  It's 3:20 Central right now and the insulator is about 75% printed.  The attached picture was taken just after it got the base firmly laid down at about 25% .  

Once I got everything unpacked I discovered that it actually came with 3 separate print heads.  The 3D filament printer, a 200 mW Laser engraving head and a 19000 RPM CNC carving head that can do wood, plastic, PC board material and light, non-ferrous metals with the right bit (included).

Folks, a 77th birthday present (besides still being alive and kicking) don't get too much better than this!  (Her birthday isn't until August 4th so I have lots of time yet to come up with something to top this.  Will be hard though!)

Jim Sheldon, W0EB




Re: Ozarkcon notes - WA5BDU

Paul Smith
 

That is a great qso Nick on your dummy load WAHR. Thanks to all that worked WQ5RP and N0NBD. I had a blast. When I was tired i went to the room and made more contacts on my KX1 and Alpha loop in the window. I too was surprised when I worked a station NOT at Ozarkcon. I am looking forward to next year it will be fun de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Nick Kennedy <kennnick@...>
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 2:25 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Ozarkcon notes - WA5BDU
 
Good Ozarkcon!  Thanks to all the volunteers. The Friday evening in-hotel QSO party was better than I’d heard it in a while. Paul N0NBD operated WQ5RP. There was a big crowd of stations on 40 meters. I started with my Bayou Jumper but the signals overwhelmed my receiver. So I switched to the NC40A. I worked these stations: W0UFO (Mert), AB0O (John), WQ5RP/N0NBD (Paul), WR9H (Herb), W4RK (Bill), AA0W (Ron), K9ZTV (Kent), N8ZP (Dan).

David Cripe gave a presentation on SWR and matching on Friday afternoon, including revisiting the infamous “conjugate match” controversy.
I hunted the hidden transmitters (two of them) in vain with my Grundig receiver. I guess I need a directional antenna.

I picked up a few things from the presentations. Maybe I'll remember to do some SOTA chasing. I now know a little more than I did before (which was zero) about DMR. I'm almost certainly going to pursue Kicad a bit more and try to get to the point of having boards fab'd from my layouts.

Dave Cripe NM0S introduced his new Nouveau 75 AM transmitter where he once again goes well beyond the techniques most of us are familiar with. Also, incorporating some SMT (pre-mounted in this case) is a bold step and I think the right one.

Saturday after the official closing I decided to take another listen on 40 meters. To my great surprise I was able to work a Mississippi station doing the MS QRP party. My antenna was of the "dummy load" type, with a loop of about 18 feet of #22 AWG wire thumb tacked to the wall and a 50 ohm resistor in series. It's like the one Terry WA0ITP shows on the 4SQRP page, except I included a series capacitor to cancel out the inductance. I NEVER believed I could actually have an out of the hotel QSO with that arrangement. Just goes to show you, I guess.

Nice to see everybody and hope to do it again next year.

73-

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Hidden Oscillators Were Found

Brian Crittendon
 

And here I was trying to get a piece of your clothing to give to my hound dog so I could zero in that last few yards of the transmitters.  Mark/WQ8S  Grin

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:22:32 PM EDT, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Based on the time required to retrieve the oscillators, I must have done a better job of hiding them this year.
The successful hunters were:

John (K0JDL) from Augusta, Kansas
Joe  (K0NEB) from Lincoln, Nebraska

I was able to pry a few of their hunting secrets from these guys but, unfortunately, I am not at liberty to reveal them.

Great job guys!!! Enjoy your $50 gift certificates.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Ozarkcon notes - WA5BDU

Nick Kennedy <kennnick@...>
 

Good Ozarkcon!  Thanks to all the volunteers. The Friday evening in-hotel QSO party was better than I’d heard it in a while. Paul N0NBD operated WQ5RP. There was a big crowd of stations on 40 meters. I started with my Bayou Jumper but the signals overwhelmed my receiver. So I switched to the NC40A. I worked these stations: W0UFO (Mert), AB0O (John), WQ5RP/N0NBD (Paul), WR9H (Herb), W4RK (Bill), AA0W (Ron), K9ZTV (Kent), N8ZP (Dan).

David Cripe gave a presentation on SWR and matching on Friday afternoon, including revisiting the infamous “conjugate match” controversy.
I hunted the hidden transmitters (two of them) in vain with my Grundig receiver. I guess I need a directional antenna.

I picked up a few things from the presentations. Maybe I'll remember to do some SOTA chasing. I now know a little more than I did before (which was zero) about DMR. I'm almost certainly going to pursue Kicad a bit more and try to get to the point of having boards fab'd from my layouts.

Dave Cripe NM0S introduced his new Nouveau 75 AM transmitter where he once again goes well beyond the techniques most of us are familiar with. Also, incorporating some SMT (pre-mounted in this case) is a bold step and I think the right one.

Saturday after the official closing I decided to take another listen on 40 meters. To my great surprise I was able to work a Mississippi station doing the MS QRP party. My antenna was of the "dummy load" type, with a loop of about 18 feet of #22 AWG wire thumb tacked to the wall and a 50 ohm resistor in series. It's like the one Terry WA0ITP shows on the 4SQRP page, except I included a series capacitor to cancel out the inductance. I NEVER believed I could actually have an out of the hotel QSO with that arrangement. Just goes to show you, I guess.

Nice to see everybody and hope to do it again next year.

73-

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Why no syllabus of Ozarkcon

Tim N9PUZ
 

I am not a part of the 4SQRP/Ozarkcon Management Team but I'd add a comment about offering a video record.

It's a huge amount of work to get a respectable video recording of nearly any event. It can be tough to get a good video of a lecture where the production people have a copy of the PowerPoint (or I'll date myself, "slides") to insert in post-production. The audio and lighting change constantly, people ask questions from so far "off camera" you can neither see or hear them, etc. As nice as it might be to a video version of the event for off site use I would agree that it is not practical to have it professionally done from a financial perspective and it would probably take more volunteers than the group could muster (who also knew how to do a good job!) do do it in house.

Tim / N9PUZ


On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 7:07 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
The ability to have a printed syllabus is a wonderful realm to have from a Conference, however, we have a very laid back format and it allows the speaker to alter their presentations on-the-fly and not deliver a canned program. A person in the audience gets the unusual ability to see the real speaker and getting to know the speaker much better than any canned presentation can allow. Take for instance, Dr. Bob Heil (Heil Sound), there are very few speakers like Dr. Bob and trying to pin him down to a written scripted presentation is close to impossible. He is too dynamic to fence into a structured presentation.

As far as an audio and/or video historical record, well, we do not have the funds available to have a professional presentation. Another consideration that also must be addressed is signed releases allowing Ozarkcon to produce this type of syllabus. Ozarkcon is funded by 4SQRP kit sales and many many hours of volunteer designers and kitters of our kits that fund Ozarkcon.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
+ 4 State QRP Group #40 
+ A member of the Kits 4 Kids Educational Curriculum 
sponsored by the 4 State QRP Group


Re: Ozarkcon

Mike Heitmann
 

All well deserved, gentlemen, thank you all for what you do for the group!

Johnny, someone should have given you an award for holding the group together! 

72/73 de Mike, N0SO


On Apr 7, 2019, at 6:17 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Your Very welcome John.
Thanks for your volunteer efforts with the SSS.
Hope to cu all next Sunday!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 5:29 PM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
I want to thank the board members for honoring me with a plaque for my
service conducting the Second Sunday Sprint.  Thanks to Diz (W8DIZ), the
process of tabulating the monthly scores is pretty much automatic. I
manually put those scores in a spreadsheet, to determine the overall
winner for the year.  That, plus composing a monthly email to the club
with the results, is pretty much all I do.  Oh, and I also try to
kickstart the standard time vs daylight saving time controversy about
twice a year (hi).

Thanks again and don't forget the contest a week from today.

72.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Ozarkcon

Paul Smith
 

I am being a tail end Charlie but thanks to Joy and Walter for all their fine work. Thanks for the chance to be the "Chief Radio Operator" I had a blast and will send out cards this week. Thanks to the Board for the kitter of the year recognition.. All the workers did a fantastic job Thanks
Paul N0NBD


Why no syllabus of Ozarkcon

Walter - K5EST
 

The ability to have a printed syllabus is a wonderful realm to have from a Conference, however, we have a very laid back format and it allows the speaker to alter their presentations on-the-fly and not deliver a canned program. A person in the audience gets the unusual ability to see the real speaker and getting to know the speaker much better than any canned presentation can allow. Take for instance, Dr. Bob Heil (Heil Sound), there are very few speakers like Dr. Bob and trying to pin him down to a written scripted presentation is close to impossible. He is too dynamic to fence into a structured presentation.

As far as an audio and/or video historical record, well, we do not have the funds available to have a professional presentation. Another consideration that also must be addressed is signed releases allowing Ozarkcon to produce this type of syllabus. Ozarkcon is funded by 4SQRP kit sales and many many hours of volunteer designers and kitters of our kits that fund Ozarkcon.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
+ 4 State QRP Group #40 
+ A member of the Kits 4 Kids Educational Curriculum 
sponsored by the 4 State QRP Group


Re: Ozarkcon

David Wilcox
 

Will any of the lectures be available in audio, video, or print form for those of us who can’t drive two days to get there? I may make it some year but will have to combine it with a family trip to see relatives in OK. I have always valued the syllabus for FDIM in years I couldn’t attend.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Apr 7, 2019, at 6:31 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@gmail.com> wrote:

I forgot to mention that Ozarkcon was again a great experience for me. While Walter K5EST spearheaded the event, I know there were countless others who helped make the event a success. Thanks to all.

72,
John, AA0VE



First Ozarkcon - 2019

Jeff Collins
 

Dear All,

    This was my first OzarkCon and it was nice meeting all of you. Even nicer putting a few faces with names and call signs. As veteran of many many (too many) non Ham conferences as a speaker, sponsor and or vendor I can tell you everyone involved from he planning to execution of the conference did a great job! I have been to many conferences where paid staff and or paid event planners were in charge and they have nothing on the volunteers that pulled off this conference.

    Hope to be at OzarkCon 2020.

Thank you,

Jeffrey R. Collins - W7GRV
FCC(SW) USN, Ret.
BS, EMT-P, FF I/II - Fire Instructor
Training Oficer -
Birch Tree Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Member of Missouri Region G HazMat Team


Re: a little portable op today....

KD5ALD
 

crappie pole ?? :)
That fish like a  sac-a-lait maybe
73


On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 4:46 PM neil tanner via Groups.Io <wa4chq=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Every Sunday, I go to visit my elderly parents over on Gwynns Island here in Mathews, Va.  Weather permitting I'll go out on their porch and do a little portable QRP operating.  Antennas will be either a wire up in the old oak tree and tuner, crappie pole supporting a wire and tuner or one of my DIY magnetic-loops....today I opted for the the crappie pole and wire.  Had one QSO 40m with W1PQO Tom in ME also QRP.   The rig was my HB1B running 4 watts and the key is my mini-cootie. 


Re: Ozarkcon 2019

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Walter and the Group 

I also want to extend my thanks to you and all of the volunteers for a wonderful OZARKCON 2019!!

You all pulled off a great QRP Conference.

The group functions like a well oiled machine.

I couldn’t be more proud to be a part 
of such a fine Organization!!

Very 72, 73
Johnny AC0BQ 





On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 7:42 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Thank you everyone for making this year's Ozarkcon the absolute very best. The speakers were so impressed at the attention of the audience and participation of questions.

There are some very wonderful seasoned QRPers that could not attend this year and hopefully next year we will see them as they recover from illness and surgeries. 

I am mailing out some 4SQRP kits tomorrow then turning into a couch potato for a day or two   LOL.

The volunteers that make the Ozarkcon event a shining Star are super workers and I am honored to have been a part of the group!

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
+ 4 State QRP Group #40 
+ A member of the Kits 4 Kids Educational Curriculum 
sponsored by the 4 State QRP Group

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Re: Ozarkcon 2019

Paul Smith
 

Walter, You and Joy did a GREAT job! 
tnx
Paul

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 12:41 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Ozarkcon 2019
 
Thank you everyone for making this year's Ozarkcon the absolute very best. The speakers were so impressed at the attention of the audience and participation of questions.

There are some very wonderful seasoned QRPers that could not attend this year and hopefully next year we will see them as they recover from illness and surgeries. 

I am mailing out some 4SQRP kits tomorrow then turning into a couch potato for a day or two   LOL.

The volunteers that make the Ozarkcon event a shining Star are super workers and I am honored to have been a part of the group!

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
+ 4 State QRP Group #40 
+ A member of the Kits 4 Kids Educational Curriculum 
sponsored by the 4 State QRP Group


Ozarkcon 2019

Walter - K5EST
 

Thank you everyone for making this year's Ozarkcon the absolute very best. The speakers were so impressed at the attention of the audience and participation of questions.

There are some very wonderful seasoned QRPers that could not attend this year and hopefully next year we will see them as they recover from illness and surgeries. 

I am mailing out some 4SQRP kits tomorrow then turning into a couch potato for a day or two   LOL.

The volunteers that make the Ozarkcon event a shining Star are super workers and I am honored to have been a part of the group!

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
+ 4 State QRP Group #40 
+ A member of the Kits 4 Kids Educational Curriculum 
sponsored by the 4 State QRP Group


Re: Ozarkcon

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Your Very welcome John.
Thanks for your volunteer efforts with the SSS.
Hope to cu all next Sunday!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 5:29 PM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
I want to thank the board members for honoring me with a plaque for my
service conducting the Second Sunday Sprint.  Thanks to Diz (W8DIZ), the
process of tabulating the monthly scores is pretty much automatic. I
manually put those scores in a spreadsheet, to determine the overall
winner for the year.  That, plus composing a monthly email to the club
with the results, is pretty much all I do.  Oh, and I also try to
kickstart the standard time vs daylight saving time controversy about
twice a year (hi).

Thanks again and don't forget the contest a week from today.

72.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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