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locked Re: Australian Parliament: An inquiry into truth in political advertising

marjannorm
 

Sorry folks, but I got hacked and never knew until I opened my computer. I would never knowingly screw up like this - just, please don't open anything with this header.
Besides, truth in political advertising is an oxymoron anyway!
Again, apologies.
Norm vk5gi
McLaren Vale
South Australia

locked Re: Australian Parliament: An inquiry into truth in political advertising

W6BOW
 

Jim,

Well put and most apt.

I live in SF out here on the so called "Left Coast" and have opinions which might very well chafe yours and/or others back in 4SQRP country.

However ...

There is a time and a place for everything. 

In my humble opinion  Ham Radio is not a forum for political repartee.

This is - or should be - the beauty of our endeavors.

Respectfully,

Don Buckter - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA




-----Original Message-----
From: Dr Jim Kennedy via Groups.Io <phdad_ccm@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Australian Parliament: An inquiry into truth in political advertising

I totally understand your frustration with government. I is shared by many in mamy, many countries. However, ham radio is my escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. As such I would also hope to escape into the world of QRP operations, propogation and equipment free from all other issues and causes. Sorry, but think the post was inappropriate for this group. Sorry.
--
*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
FN20qv - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988*

Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

John - KK4ITX
 

Hi Bob,


And found it to be outstanding for $10.95.  This unit has a built in light that is adjustable so you don’t miss anything.  I have used it to assemble the Cricket 30, 40 and currently working on the audio filter.  I can’t believe the difference, now I need something to steady my hands !

None of my work has been SMD but this should work for you.

John
KK4ITX 


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

On Jun 29, 2019, at 18:46, wa2cky <bob.groh@...> wrote:

With a constant shift to building with SMD components (and with my 'aging' eyes), I have been looking at getting one of those USB electronic microscopes for working on SMD boards. Anyone else done any work on this topic and have any recommendations, thoughts, etc to pass on?

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

wa2cky
 

With a constant shift to building with SMD components (and with my 'aging' eyes), I have been looking at getting one of those USB electronic microscopes for working on SMD boards. Anyone else done any work on this topic and have any recommendations, thoughts, etc to pass on?

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

Re: Thoughts on the NM0S Hi Pass Filter

Johnny Matlock
 

Good afternoon Mike
Why don’t you drop a email directly to Dave Cripe.

I think he would hold the copy right to the kit and the info.

His email is:

72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mike Malone <kd5kxf@...> wrote:
Hi, can I republish this in the QRP Quarterly with pertinent info on how my fellow hamsters can get this kit?

Mike KD5KXF

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
NM0S has provided a very nice Hi Pass Filter Kit,
http://www.4sqrp.com/4S-HPF.php, for 4SQRP to include in it's stable of
kits. It is the same form factor as his earlier low pass filter, and
there are no toroids to wind. Spiral coils on the pcb provide the needed
inductance. IMHO this nice little filter hasn't received the attention
that it deserves.

Why a Hi Pass?
Anyone using  a direct conversion receiver probably need one to prevent
overload from local AM broadcast stations, unless that rcvr has a built
in HPF.

My QTH is abt two miles from two kilowatt BCB stations, 1240kc and 1480
kc, and they have been a problem for every direct conversion receiver
I've ever built - homebrew or commercial. Several years ago I added a
very simple HPF to a project and it helped but didnt do the job
completely.  So I added caps in series with the shunt inductors, to trap
the BCB signals and that worked fb.

While my version is ok, Dave's rendition is superior (to be expected),
and the kit's pcbs make it extremely easy to build and it looks great in
it's case.  If you have an offending BCB station or two, make them
disappear by changing C4 and C5 so as to make two series resonant
traps.  There is a nice calculator here http://www.pronine.ca/lcf.htm

Attached are schematics and performance graphs for your review, all are
screenshots from Tonnesoft's very excellent filter design program LC. 
Thanks you Jim for a fantastic program and your willingness to share a
free version.

Observe the awesome attenuation Dave's design has right off the bat. 1M
attenuation is -96db!!!  My measly effort only attenuates 1Mc 36 dB..

If you need to use a high pass filter, the NM0S/4SQRP will do the job,
and can't be beat for simplicity and effectiveness.
http://www.4sqrp.com/4S-HPF.php  I just bought one !

This Saturday musing is brought to you buy the weather, is raining and
cold here.  Questions and comments are welcome.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




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Re: Thoughts on the NM0S Hi Pass Filter

Mike Malone
 

Hi, can I republish this in the QRP Quarterly with pertinent info on how my fellow hamsters can get this kit?

Mike KD5KXF

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
NM0S has provided a very nice Hi Pass Filter Kit,
http://www.4sqrp.com/4S-HPF.php, for 4SQRP to include in it's stable of
kits. It is the same form factor as his earlier low pass filter, and
there are no toroids to wind. Spiral coils on the pcb provide the needed
inductance. IMHO this nice little filter hasn't received the attention
that it deserves.

Why a Hi Pass?
Anyone using  a direct conversion receiver probably need one to prevent
overload from local AM broadcast stations, unless that rcvr has a built
in HPF.

My QTH is abt two miles from two kilowatt BCB stations, 1240kc and 1480
kc, and they have been a problem for every direct conversion receiver
I've ever built - homebrew or commercial. Several years ago I added a
very simple HPF to a project and it helped but didnt do the job
completely.  So I added caps in series with the shunt inductors, to trap
the BCB signals and that worked fb.

While my version is ok, Dave's rendition is superior (to be expected),
and the kit's pcbs make it extremely easy to build and it looks great in
it's case.  If you have an offending BCB station or two, make them
disappear by changing C4 and C5 so as to make two series resonant
traps.  There is a nice calculator here http://www.pronine.ca/lcf.htm

Attached are schematics and performance graphs for your review, all are
screenshots from Tonnesoft's very excellent filter design program LC. 
Thanks you Jim for a fantastic program and your willingness to share a
free version.

Observe the awesome attenuation Dave's design has right off the bat. 1M
attenuation is -96db!!!  My measly effort only attenuates 1Mc 36 dB..

If you need to use a high pass filter, the NM0S/4SQRP will do the job,
and can't be beat for simplicity and effectiveness.
http://www.4sqrp.com/4S-HPF.php  I just bought one !

This Saturday musing is brought to you buy the weather, is raining and
cold here.  Questions and comments are welcome.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




August Banner

Keith Arns
 

I will be putting together the August issue of the Banner in just a couple of weeks.  If you have something to contribute please pass it along.  Especially looking for reports on Field Day.  If you operated whether alone or with a group let us know how it went.  A paragraph or two and maybe a photo would be nice.
Any other news, project you have been working on or antennas are welcome also.  Please send to editorqrpbanner@...

73,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
Editor - The Banner
4States QRP

locked MODERATOR NOTE: Australian Parliament: An inquiry into truth in political advertising #ADMIN

Tim N9PUZ
 

This topic is inappropriate for the 4SQRP list. Take the politics elsewhere folks.

Don't thank me. Don't curse me. Don't suggest how we might run the list. Just move on to QRP topics please.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator

Re: 40M Net

WA0ITP
 

Sri I missed you Chas.  I thought I heard someone at the end, but too much QRN here at that point for a QSO.  Hope to work you next week.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 6/27/2019 10:40 PM, w2sh@... wrote:

Heard Terry at 569 just as he was announcing the net's closure.  Dropped my call sign but guess he either didn't hear me or or had already pulled the big switch. 

Will try next week.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:47
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40M Net
 
Good net last night, checking in were:

N0XM
AC0BQ
KD0WF
W8IIE
KK5IB

Thanks and hope to cu agn next week.

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Re: 40M Net

w2sh@...
 

Heard Terry at 569 just as he was announcing the net's closure.  Dropped my call sign but guess he either didn't hear me or or had already pulled the big switch. 

Will try next week.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:47
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40M Net
 
Good net last night, checking in were:

N0XM
AC0BQ
KD0WF
W8IIE
KK5IB

Thanks and hope to cu agn next week.

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Re: 40M Net

Johnny Matlock
 

It was good to hear signals on 40 meters again!
I had a fair copy on most of the checkins 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:47 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Good net last night, checking in were:

N0XM
AC0BQ
KD0WF
W8IIE
KK5IB

Thanks and hope to cu agn next week.

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

40M Net

WA0ITP
 

Good net last night, checking in were:

N0XM
AC0BQ
KD0WF
W8IIE
KK5IB

Thanks and hope to cu agn next week.

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

TONIGHT'S NET

Robert
 

TONIGHT'S CHECK INS
WG5F ED
N9PUZ TIM
N0TGR DICK
AC0BQ JOHNNY

THANKS TO ALL THAT CHECKED IN, HOPE EVERY ONE HAS A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE WEEK

73'S
BERT
N0YJ

80 meter net report

Johnny Matlock
 

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