Date   

80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well
Not too bad on 80.
Band was noisy as usual!

Checkins were:
WA9PWP PAUL
WA0ITP TERRY
CARL WB0CFF
thanks guys
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 #cal-notice

Paul Goemans
 

NCS is below noise here, heard N0XM and KD0WF check in with strong signals though.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 

From: jleahy00 via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:08 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 #cal-notice
 
S7-8 noise here on 40m in Wells, ME...… 80m somewhat better, standing by.
 
John
KK4ITX
 
 
 
Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     
 
 
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎June‎ ‎26‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎00‎:‎07‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:
 
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
mailto:jomatlock@...?subject=Re:%20Event:%20Wednesday%20Evening%2040%20and%2080%20meter%20Nets

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 #cal-notice

John - KK4ITX
 

S7-8 noise here on 40m in Wells, ME...… 80m somewhat better, standing by.

John
KK4ITX



Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎June‎ ‎26‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎00‎:‎07‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 June 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 DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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, 06/26/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 June 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 DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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: re :Magic box build, no sidetone

AG1P Ron
 

Jim K’s files are now available for download on the MagicBox and SS-40TX pages found in the Archive section of the 4SQRP kits pages.

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php

 

72, 73 de Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Kortge
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 6:50 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] re :Magic box build, no sidetone

 

Ken,

Files for the MagicBox and SS-40 cases attached.

72,

Jim, K8IQY

 

PS...I need to get back with the 4 State QRP gang and maybe have them host these files on their web site.

 

On 4/29/2019 7:47 AM, Kenneth Ketner via Groups.Io wrote:

I have access to a 3D printer. I suspect others also would like to use your file to make a case for the combo. How can one obtain the file?

Ken Ketner

KA5ELD

PO Box 65135

Lubbock, TX 79464-5135


FOXHUNT AJ1DM 20m Fox Announcement

Dale Putnam
 

Reposted from the qfox reflector

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"


From: qfox@groups.io <qfox@groups.io> on behalf of John Merkel <themerkels@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:30 AM
To: qfox@groups.io
Subject: [qfox] AJ1DM 20m Fox Announcement
 

I don’t know about you, but it feels like YEARS since the last QRP Fox Hunt. But that’s about to change – YAY!!

 

We kick off the 20m summer season tomorrow (!!), Thursday, June 27. I will be one of your QRP Foxes, lurking somewhere between 14.050 and 14.070, sending out “CQ Fox de AJ1DM” at 5 watts with my trusty Elecraft K3 (just back from Field Day) to a fan dipole up 30 feet here in the Rhode Island section of the 20 acre woods.

 

In case you are a bit rusty, the exchange is: RST – QTH – Name – Pwr. So I’ll be: 5?9 RI John 5W

 

I will start out split – spread yourselves out as I’ll be mostly working the edges of the pileup. Once the pack thins out I will probably migrate to simplex.

 

My fellow Fox will be John AC4CA in TX. Look for his announcement shortly.

 

Happy hunting es 73 de John AJ1DM


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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: Field Day

David Wilcox
 

I could care less about “contesting” such as in Field Day, but I and a couple of others in our club go as “GoFers”.  We just hang around, do whatever chores need to be done, enjoy the fellowship, enjoy watching others communication styles, and enjoy the excellent food our club always provides. We just GoFer as requested and keep everything running.  We also learn a lot and make new friends.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Jun 24, 2019, at 6:13 PM, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr@...> wrote:

Amen! 
It is all about food! 
Dwayne

On Jun 24, 2019 14:35, "Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io" <aaa5mi@...> wrote:
Wait, Wait, are you telling me that Field Day is just not about the food? Mark/WQ8S


Re: Field Day

wa4dou@juno.com
 

John,
It is believed that cw is 11-17 db more effective as a communications mode, than ssb, for a given power level. That's 17 db over unprocessed ssb audio and 11 db over processed audio with clipping and compression of 6db. This is one of the main attributes that cw has enjoyed over phone.
73 Roy WA4DOU 


Re: Field Day

Dave Belville <davebelville@...>
 

You are absolutely right John. We tried FT8 on Field Day. It's a good mode
for filling your log or working on awards but, in my opinion it has
very little value for
anything else. We were running QRP and I think we had 18 FT8 contacts.
It wasn't worth the trouble.

73 de Dave, NI9M

-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Lonigro
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 8:50 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Field Day

If Field Day really weren't a contest, there's no reason to exclude the
WARC bands. During a real emergency operation in the field, the WARC
bands would certainly be allowed. The contest aspect of Field Day is
what motivates a lot of clubs to participate, but the emergency
preparedness aspect is the reason Field Day even exists. I wonder how
many clubs would bother with Field Day if there were no scoring at all.

A person who knows CW might consider using SSB at 5 Watts a lot more
difficult to make a contact than when using CW. It all depends on skill
level and perspective. In that regard, I guess no contest is perfect,
the only exception being the Second Sunday Sprint (hi).

My only gripe with some digital modes is they seem to be almost useless
as far as communicating critical information is concerned. During Field
Day, call sign, class, and section name might be important, but during
an emergency, more information than that is required to make the mode
useful. If the purpose of Field Day is to practice skills required to
set up an emergency station "in the field", then maybe digital modes
that aren't practical during an emergency shouldn't be allowed during
this particular contest. In the aftermath of a hurricane, no ham in the
affected area is going to think this is a good time to try to work all
states.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator





Re: Field Day

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Late Saturday afternoon, I fired up my KX2 on 20 Meters and in a pretty short time I had made 5 contacts using SSB Phone.

2 to Florida, 2 to West Virginia and 1 to Ohio.

All using the internal battery.

It was fun, but I needed to shutoff the radio and get back to what I was working on.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 6/24/2019 20:32, Tom Sevart wrote:


On Mon, Jun 24, 2019, 08:50 John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


A person who knows CW might consider using SSB at 5 Watts a lot more
difficult to make a contact than when using CW.  

It certainly was for me during field day.  I had my BitX20a with me, and couldn't make one contact at 10w, but made several contacts using CW at 2W.  However, during an actual emergency I'd rather use SSB than CW, but hopefully in an emergency I wouldn't have to try to break a pileup.


Re: Field Day

Tom Sevart
 



On Mon, Jun 24, 2019, 08:50 John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


A person who knows CW might consider using SSB at 5 Watts a lot more
difficult to make a contact than when using CW.  

It certainly was for me during field day.  I had my BitX20a with me, and couldn't make one contact at 10w, but made several contacts using CW at 2W.  However, during an actual emergency I'd rather use SSB than CW, but hopefully in an emergency I wouldn't have to try to break a pileup.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/26/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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: Field Day

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>
 

Amen! 
It is all about food! 
Dwayne

On Jun 24, 2019 14:35, "Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io" <aaa5mi@...> wrote:
Wait, Wait, are you telling me that Field Day is just not about the food? Mark/WQ8S


Re: Field Day

Lee Hiers
 

I operated 1B for about 2 hours - food was a bag of M&Ms and a pack of crackers and two bottles of water!  ;-)

73 de Lee, AA4GA


On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 3:35 PM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wait, Wait, are you telling me that Field Day is just not about the food? Mark/WQ8S


Re: Field Day

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Refreshments and Fellowship too!!
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 2:35 PM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Wait, Wait, are you telling me that Field Day is just not about the food? Mark/WQ8S

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Re: Field Day

Brian Crittendon
 

Wait, Wait, are you telling me that Field Day is just not about the food? Mark/WQ8S


Re: Field Day

Lee
 

We ran FT-8 down here in Tampa (2A with GOTA and VHF), but I wish that we had run JS-8 instead. Digital makes sense if and only if real traffic can be carried. The Free Text line in FT-8 is really only useful if you have abbreviations that are well understood or you publish a specific set to use (to avoid being dinged for using ciphers). JS-8 allows for open-ended messaging. Maybe ARRL should consider promoting a mode that is technically advanced and is truly functional for communications during emergencies……………………………just as CW is………………………..

 

Lee KX4TT

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don Pitchford
Sent: Monday, 24 June, 2019 12:43
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Field Day

 

Chuck, 

I have long thought ARRL Field Day rules need a makeover.  The last time I spoke with anyone at the League about it, they weren't interested in new ideas.

 

When digital was RTTY and PSK-31 it seemed reasonable to equate its value to CW. CW takes more operator skill,  but Digital is more valuable to Emergency Management as it allows more possible routes for the message and less chance of spelling errors.  So from an emergency perspective I can see parody in them.  While the Free Text line in FT-8 can convey a real Field Day exchange,  I think few operators would use it for such a purpose, and it would take awhile to do it. RTTY and PSK-31 may still be King for Field Day type exchanges.

 

Don, W9EBK 

 

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019, 10:06 PM chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...> wrote:



But, I might bring up the following question and squash me if I am wrong.
Do you believe that a digital operator should be given the same per QSO
points as a CW operator?   

For your consideration from a grumpy old guy.

chuck, k7qo


Re: Field Day

Don, W9EBK
 

Chuck, 
I have long thought ARRL Field Day rules need a makeover.  The last time I spoke with anyone at the League about it, they weren't interested in new ideas.

When digital was RTTY and PSK-31 it seemed reasonable to equate its value to CW. CW takes more operator skill,  but Digital is more valuable to Emergency Management as it allows more possible routes for the message and less chance of spelling errors.  So from an emergency perspective I can see parody in them.  While the Free Text line in FT-8 can convey a real Field Day exchange,  I think few operators would use it for such a purpose, and it would take awhile to do it. RTTY and PSK-31 may still be King for Field Day type exchanges.

The other thing I think is way overdue for updating is the Battery class.  Apparently the ARRL thinks it's only possible to run 5 watts from a battery and solar panel.  Our Club has been running 100 watt transmitters on battery power for the last 20 years,  but can't claim it because the rules restrict Battery to 5 watts or less. This is not to be confused with the Power Multiplier for QRP, 150 watts, or 1.5 KW. 
Any thoughts about other things that should be suggested to the League.  (Keep it nice )
Don, W9EBK 

On Sun, Jun 23, 2019, 10:06 PM chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...> wrote:
Out of 52 Qs I had 6 1E contacts.  I was doing 1B with a 5W S/N 001 from a park
5 blocks from the lab.  Started on 20m at local sunset when the band opened up.
Repeat on Sunday a.m.

I got 22 states and N7WY couldn't hear me this a.m.  No DX worked, but heard.

But, I might bring up the following question and squash me if I am wrong.
Do you believe that a digital operator should be given the same per QSO
points as a CW operator?    Should not the CW op be given some credit for
the time and energy in on learning a skill that is not done without a (*&*)(*
computer?  I put this in the same category as 'dumbing down' the skill
level of the ham population.  Go  for the bucks.

For your consideration from a grumpy old guy.

chuck, k7qo

On 6/23/19 5:28 PM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Yes,
  I noticed the same. It’s getting easier with the available power gates and better batteries/ quieter generators these days!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 
From: N2EI
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:44 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Field Day
 
Personally, I am encouraged by the number of stations I hear operating 1-E or 2-E. In a true emergency, anyone not already deployed to service is very likely to be directed to shelter in place. Being able to operate for an extended period of time on emergency power from a home station is a true asset that is sometimes not considered.