Date   

Send in your score!

John Lonigro
 

It's the Monday after the Second Sunday!  Hope nobody got in trouble when they disappeared from the Mother's Day celebration to play on their radio for a couple of hours.

Don't forget to send in your score from last night's SSS.  It's easy. Just go to www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: 4SQRP preferred logging software?

Carl Gansen
 

I use the SKCC logging program and just enter the 4 State number in the comment line.
It's a nice logging program. It is free.  Its *.adi files upload nicely to QRZ.com log, LOTW
and eQSL with no known issues.

72
Carl WB0CFF


Re: 4SQRP preferred logging software?

Gary E. Kohtala
 


Thanks John,

That makes sense. I will most likely just use my main logging program, N3FJP's
Amateur Contact Log.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK



Re: 4SQRP preferred logging software?

John Lonigro
 

Gary:
The exchange is so simple that i believe most people use paper and pencil. We are talking maybe 10-15 QSOs as an absolute maximum.  You manually enter your results on qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.

Hope this helps.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 5/12/19 6:00 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io wrote:
Is there a preferred logging software for use in the 4SQRP sprints and such? I saw no mention of this on
the web page. Perhaps my eyes are failing me. What do you use? Thanks.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


Re: 4SQRP preferred logging software?

Charles W. Powell
 

I’m a Mac user: RUMLog.  Excellent general logging and has contest logging included.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 12, 2019, at 6:33 PM, Aaron Scott via Groups.Io <k5atg@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I use N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log but this will be my first participation in the Second Sunday Sprint

Aaron K5ATG


Re: Better Late Than Never!

W6BOW
 

Cliff, KU4GW
 
OK on your physical challenges and on your triumphs Cliff. Thanks for inspiring.

I built my NM0S HI-PER-MITE CW filter years ago. Still works great. Ideal for QRP Home Brew stuff.

Or ...

... one can go really basic and save a few precious mAs with a PASSIVE CW filter.

Please see attached from "QRP Notebook by Doug DeMaw (ARRL)"
https://www.amazon.com/QRP-Notebook-Doug-W1FB-DeMaw/dp/B000J0FMOA
I've used this circuit to great advantage.

73,

Don Buckter - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA












-----Original Message-----
From: Cliff Fox (KU4GW) <cliffku4gw@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, May 11, 2019 1:32 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Better Late Than Never!

Hey guys!
                I bought the original AA0ZZ EZ Keyer several years ago, but had never built it mainly due to me feeling bad almost all the time as a result of the chemo drug Revlimid that I take as a maintenance drug to keep multiple myeloma blood cancer from returning. I was diagnosed in stage 3 back in 2007, but beat it after 7 months of IV chemotherapy and radiation followed by a autologous stem cell transplant. It came back in stage 1 in 2010, but I was able to put it into remission again after 8 months on 25 mg Revlimid and I still take the 15 mg ones 21 out of every 28 days to keep it in remission, I hope for many many years to come since there is no cure for it, but Revlimid just zaps my energy and I never feel much like doing anything at all other than playing on my radios or laptop PC. Well, I've been feeling good just recently so I finally mustered up the energy to build the keyer and it is working great! I hope I continue to feel good because I have 2 other kits I've never finished, one is a NM0S HI-PER-MITE CW filter kit and the other is the Pig Rig version 1 QRP transceiver that transmits around 7037 kHz along with a enclosure for it I got from Ten-Tec and also labels that W8DIZ Diz printed and mailed to me. I've had all these for several years, I believe the serial number on the Pig Rig is # 47. I found the receipt for it and I bought it in August 2014. Hopefully I'll have both of them finished soon if my energy level holds out for a while. Anyway, like the subject line says, "Better Late Than Never!" 

Very 72/73
Cliff, KU4GW
4SQRP # 536


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 05/12/2019 #cal-notice

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 12 May 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


Re: 4SQRP preferred logging software?

Aaron K5ATG
 
Edited

I use N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log but this will be my first participation in the Second Sunday Sprint

Aaron K5ATG


4SQRP preferred logging software?

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Is there a preferred logging software for use in the 4SQRP sprints and such? I saw no mention of this on
the web page. Perhaps my eyes are failing me. What do you use? Thanks.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 05/12/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 12 May 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: Better Late Than Never!

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

Hi Dale,
            I monitor on 7044 a lot and sometimes on 7030 or around SKCC call frequencies, but you can look at my QRZ profile page at any time and scroll down just past the About Me section to where is says My Last 30 QSOs in HRD Logbook and if I'm on the air you will see a red flashing ON AIR sign centered in the HRD Logbook window and it will say "ku4gw is on air" just beneath that sign and immediately below that it lists the actual frequency of VFO A on my radio. 
                                                                                                                     Very 73!
                                                                                                                     Cliff, KU4GW 


Re: audio out and speakers

Tom Sevart
 

On 05/11/19 07:50, Paul Goemans wrote:
Hello again,
  Another comment on the Hilltoppers. Sitting in the shack and don’t feel the need to wear headphones? With the “audio” mod, I find the Hilltopper will drive a loudspeaker well! After trying many speakers over the years, I found the BEST external speaker is the Motorola HSN4018. Per Motorola, this speaker is a “13 watt water-resistant speaker designed for installation on a motorcycle.” Any rig that drives headphones well will drive this speaker well! These speakers were frequently found used at hamfests. If you find one, grab it!
HSN4018 (2)
I have two which I purchased at a hamfest a few years ago. They had a box full and were selling for $5 apiece. I probably should have grabbed more than just 2, but I didn't think I'd use them all.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: audio out and speakers

Brian Crittendon
 

I have one in my car that K8JK gave me. The speaker not the car,Grin.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:50:36 AM EDT, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:


Hello again,
  Another comment on the Hilltoppers. Sitting in the shack and don’t feel the need to wear headphones? With the “audio” mod, I find the Hilltopper will drive a loudspeaker well! After trying many speakers over the years, I found the BEST external speaker is the Motorola HSN4018. Per Motorola, this speaker is a “ 13 watt water-resistant speaker designed for installation on a motorcycle.” Any rig that drives headphones well will drive this speaker well! These speakers were frequently found used at hamfests. If you find one, grab it!
 
HSN4018 (2)
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


audio out and speakers

Paul Goemans
 

Hello again,
  Another comment on the Hilltoppers. Sitting in the shack and don’t feel the need to wear headphones? With the “audio” mod, I find the Hilltopper will drive a loudspeaker well! After trying many speakers over the years, I found the BEST external speaker is the Motorola HSN4018. Per Motorola, this speaker is a “13 watt water-resistant speaker designed for installation on a motorcycle.” Any rig that drives headphones well will drive this speaker well! These speakers were frequently found used at hamfests. If you find one, grab it!
 
HSN4018 (2)
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Better Late Than Never!

Dale Putnam
 

Way to go Cliff! Hope to hear you on one day too. What bands do you work mostly?
Dale WC7S. In Wy


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Cliff Fox (KU4GW) <cliffku4gw@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:32:04 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Better Late Than Never!
 
Hey guys!
                I bought the original AA0ZZ EZ Keyer several years ago, but had never built it mainly due to me feeling bad almost all the time as a result of the chemo drug Revlimid that I take as a maintenance drug to keep multiple myeloma blood cancer from returning. I was diagnosed in stage 3 back in 2007, but beat it after 7 months of IV chemotherapy and radiation followed by a autologous stem cell transplant. It came back in stage 1 in 2010, but I was able to put it into remission again after 8 months on 25 mg Revlimid and I still take the 15 mg ones 21 out of every 28 days to keep it in remission, I hope for many many years to come since there is no cure for it, but Revlimid just zaps my energy and I never feel much like doing anything at all other than playing on my radios or laptop PC. Well, I've been feeling good just recently so I finally mustered up the energy to build the keyer and it is working great! I hope I continue to feel good because I have 2 other kits I've never finished, one is a NM0S HI-PER-MITE CW filter kit and the other is the Pig Rig version 1 QRP transceiver that transmits around 7037 kHz along with a enclosure for it I got from Ten-Tec and also labels that W8DIZ Diz printed and mailed to me. I've had all these for several years, I believe the serial number on the Pig Rig is # 47. I found the receipt for it and I bought it in August 2014. Hopefully I'll have both of them finished soon if my energy level holds out for a while. Anyway, like the subject line says, "Better Late Than Never!" 

Very 72/73
Cliff, KU4GW
4SQRP # 536


Better Late Than Never!

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

Hey guys!
                I bought the original AA0ZZ EZ Keyer several years ago, but had never built it mainly due to me feeling bad almost all the time as a result of the chemo drug Revlimid that I take as a maintenance drug to keep multiple myeloma blood cancer from returning. I was diagnosed in stage 3 back in 2007, but beat it after 7 months of IV chemotherapy and radiation followed by a autologous stem cell transplant. It came back in stage 1 in 2010, but I was able to put it into remission again after 8 months on 25 mg Revlimid and I still take the 15 mg ones 21 out of every 28 days to keep it in remission, I hope for many many years to come since there is no cure for it, but Revlimid just zaps my energy and I never feel much like doing anything at all other than playing on my radios or laptop PC. Well, I've been feeling good just recently so I finally mustered up the energy to build the keyer and it is working great! I hope I continue to feel good because I have 2 other kits I've never finished, one is a NM0S HI-PER-MITE CW filter kit and the other is the Pig Rig version 1 QRP transceiver that transmits around 7037 kHz along with a enclosure for it I got from Ten-Tec and also labels that W8DIZ Diz printed and mailed to me. I've had all these for several years, I believe the serial number on the Pig Rig is # 47. I found the receipt for it and I bought it in August 2014. Hopefully I'll have both of them finished soon if my energy level holds out for a while. Anyway, like the subject line says, "Better Late Than Never!" 

Very 72/73
Cliff, KU4GW
4SQRP # 536


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 05/12/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 12 May 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: Brainstorm! Power indicater for Hilltopper

wa4dou@juno.com
 

Paul,
I'm going to have to hand it to you on this, that was pretty clever! Kudos!

73 Roy WA4DOU
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Re: Brainstorm! Power indicater for Hilltopper

W6BOW
 

Paul Goemans WA9PWP,

Great work Paul! And a precise example of why we love this hobby, QRP, and the folks just like yourself who stand tall on the shoulders of giants.
Hope that doesn't sound too florid but hey, what's a little heartfelt hyperbole among friends.

Don Buckter  W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA
  


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
To: 4SQRP <4SQRP@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 10, 2019 8:49 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Brainstorm! Power indicater for Hilltopper

Howdy gang,
  I have been obsessing over the lack of power switch or power indicator on the Hilltopper rigs. Here’s what I did this morning. Your mileage may vary!
Noticed a nice unclad square of board at the 4SQRP logo on the top panel. Hmmm, a window!
Noticed it was directly over the reverse polarity diode D1.
 
I spotted and drilled a 1/8” hole from the back side of the top panel, ALMOST through the board.
I mounted a 1/8” green LED (from my junk box) under that spot, supported from the cathode of D1, with a 3.3K dropping resistor running over to the power jack ground lug. Trial and error until it just fit into the 1/8” hole!
Results shown below. What’s an extra 2 mA among friends? Now I KNOW if the rig is getting power!
First photo, see the green LED glowing just to the right of the power jack? Second photo, top panel view. NO hole in the top panel! Of course you can also poke an LED all the way through the top panel if you wish.
 
DSCN7436 
 
DSCN7445 
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Brainstorm! Power indicater for Hilltopper

John - KK4ITX
 

Pretty neat Paul, like the subtle light effect on the logo.

John
KK4ITX 

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

On May 10, 2019, at 11:48, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:

Howdy gang,
  I have been obsessing over the lack of power switch or power indicator on the Hilltopper rigs. Here’s what I did this morning. Your mileage may vary!
Noticed a nice unclad square of board at the 4SQRP logo on the top panel. Hmmm, a window!
Noticed it was directly over the reverse polarity diode D1.
 
I spotted and drilled a 1/8” hole from the back side of the top panel, ALMOST through the board.
I mounted a 1/8” green LED (from my junk box) under that spot, supported from the cathode of D1, with a 3.3K dropping resistor running over to the power jack ground lug. Trial and error until it just fit into the 1/8” hole!
Results shown below. What’s an extra 2 mA among friends? Now I KNOW if the rig is getting power!
First photo, see the green LED glowing just to the right of the power jack? Second photo, top panel view. NO hole in the top panel! Of course you can also poke an LED all the way through the top panel if you wish.
 
<DSCN7436[2].jpg> 
 
<DSCN7445[2].jpg> 
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

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