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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

n4mj
 

GM Johnny and 4S group.  Merry Christmas from NW TN.

Temp is 47F at 0835 local. Headed to 66F later, no rain in forecast.

Here's a nice Christmas gift for us: SFI=73 SSN=24 A=2 K=1
Excited to see SSN=24

HF bands have been hopping this morning. DX on 40, 20.  Worked Bulgaria on 20m CW using 50w and the 40m OCF wire without antenna tuner. Solid 599 both ways.  Also heard IK0YVV at 599 on 40m CW with 599 sigs. Wow!!!

Have a SAFE holiday and c'ya next Wednesday night.

73 de n4mj

 
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On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 08:15:04 PM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good evening Group
No Nets Tonight!

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful
Holiday Season!

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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: Cricket 40

Viktors Miske
 

Your nails.... 


On Wed, Dec 25, 2019, 1:54 AM dkwflight <dkwflight@...> wrote:
Hi I was just looking over the Cricket 40 kit.

One item called for is Clear Nail  Polish?

What is that for?
Dennis


Re: Cricket 40

dkwflight
 

Hi I was just looking over the Cricket 40 kit.

One item called for is Clear Nail  Polish?

What is that for?
Dennis


A ham’s night before Christmas

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

I thought that you all might enjoy - 73, Doc (K2PHD)

'Twas the night before Christmas,  
And all through two-meters,  
Not a signal was keying up  
Any repeaters.
The antennas reached up  
From the tower, quite high,  
To catch the weak signals  
That bounced from the sky.
The children, Technicians,  
Took their HT's to bed,  
And dreamed of the day  
They'd be Extras, instead.
Mom put on her headphones,  
I plugged in the key,  
And we tuned 40 meters  
For that rare ZK3.
When the meter was pegged  
By a signal with power.  
It smoked a small diode,  
And, I swear, shook the tower.
Mom yanked off her phones,  
And with all she could muster  
Logged a spot of the signal  
On the DX PacketCluster,
While I ran to the window  
And peered up at the sky,  
To see what could generate  
RF that high.
It was way in the distance,  
But the moon made it gleam -  
A flying sleigh,  
With an eight element beam,
And a little old driver  
Who looked slightly mean,  
So I though for a moment  
That it might be Wayne Green.
But no, it was Santa,  
The Santa of Hams,  
On a mission this Christmas  
To clean up the bands.
He circled the tower,  
Then stopped in his track,  
And he slid down the coax  
Right into the shack.
While Mom and I hid  
Behind stacks of CQ, 
This Santa of hamming  
Knew just what to do.
He cleared off the shack desk  
Of paper and parts,  
And filled out all my late  
QSLs, for a start.
He ran copper braid,  
Took a steel rod and pounded  
It into the earth  
Till the station was grounded.
He tightened loose fittings,  
Resoldered connections,  
Cranked down modulation,  
Installed lightning protection.
He neutralized tubes  
In my linear amp...  
(Never worked right before –  
Now it works like a champ).
A new low-pass filter  
Cleaned up the TV.  
He corrected the settings  
In my TNC.
He repaired the computer  
That wouldn't compute,  
And he backed up the hard drive  
And got it to boot.
Then, he reached really deep  
In the bag that he brought,  
And he pulled out a big box.  
"A new rig?" I thought!
"A new Kenwood? An Icom?  
A Yaesu, for me?
An Elecraft, TEN-TEC
Or Flex, could it be!"  
(If he thought I'd been bad  
It might be QRP!)
Yes! The Ultimate station!  
How could I deserve this?  
Could it be all those weekends
I worked Public Service?
He hooked it all up  
And in record time, quickly  
Worked 100 countries,  
All down on 160.
I should have been happy.  
It was my call he sent.  
But the cards and the postage
Will cost a month's rent!
He made final adjustments,  
And left a card by the key: 
"To Gary, from Santa Claus. 
Seventy-Three."
Then he grabbed his HT, 
Looked me straight in the eye, 
Punched a code on the pad, 
And was gone - no good bye.
I ran back to the station, 
And the pile up was big. 
But a card from St. Nick  
Would be worth my new rig.
Oh, too late, for his final
Came over the air.  
It was copied all over. 
It was heard everywhere.
The Ham's Santa exclaimed
What an old ham expects: 
"Merry Christmas to all, 
And to all, good DX."

 

© 1996, 2016 Gary Pearce KN4AQ 
Permission granted for any print
or electronic reproduction, 
no advance approval required.
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good evening Group
No Nets Tonight!

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful
Holiday Season!

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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.

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


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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: Cricket 40

Viktors Miske
 

Never heard of any problems with these kits! Solid design to say the least... Waiting (patiently) for the 30 meter version to be restocked here.
Let us know know how yours turned out, along with contacts ya made.
Happy Holidays to you and and else reading.

KC8CKZ


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

wb8icn@...
 

I have the manuals for the M3LCR meter...I am looking for the assemble and user manuals for the Multi-Tester Fixture which is an add-on to the LCR Meter, and is a separate kit by it's self.

...Mike


Re: Cricket 40

dkwflight
 

HI
My cricket 40 kit arrived today.
Have any problems shown up with the 40 kit yet?


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John
 


On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 9:37 AM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM John via Groups.Io <johnk5mo=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Let me know if you want a picture of the insides... do you have a bag of parts, or an assembled module, etc?

John

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:56 AM <wb8icn@...> wrote:
Thanks John, never thought about looking on e-bay. Will give it a shot.
There were two guys, both named "Mike" I think...but the older one is now a SK I believe.

Again, thanks and 73!

...Mike, WB8ICN


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John
 


On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM John via Groups.Io <johnk5mo=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Let me know if you want a picture of the insides... do you have a bag of parts, or an assembled module, etc?

John

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:56 AM <wb8icn@...> wrote:
Thanks John, never thought about looking on e-bay. Will give it a shot.
There were two guys, both named "Mike" I think...but the older one is now a SK I believe.

Again, thanks and 73!

...Mike, WB8ICN


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John
 

Let me know if you want a picture of the insides... do you have a bag of parts, or an assembled module, etc?

John

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:56 AM <wb8icn@...> wrote:
Thanks John, never thought about looking on e-bay. Will give it a shot.
There were two guys, both named "Mike" I think...but the older one is now a SK I believe.

Again, thanks and 73!

...Mike, WB8ICN


Re: Happy Holidays

Robert
 

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

From Bert & Sharon

N0YJ & KE0VMX


On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 8:34 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Four Staters everywhere.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John - KK4ITX
 

John K5MO,

Mike has the tester, perhaps you can take a picture and see if it’s the same unit and go from there ?

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Dec 24, 2019, at 08:44, John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:

John K5MO


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John
 

I have one of these (they're super handy) but I don't remember doing much more than installing three clip leads jumpers and a battery and putting it in a black plastic box.

Is this the semiconductor tester you're referring to?

John K5MO

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:38 AM John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mike,

You probably know this, a seal of the company shows it filing a “Dead” report for 2004, I assume in Ohio that means out of business.  There were 2 principals and neither show up in a QRZ Search.

Perhaps checking eBay for a listing will yield some info and just maybe what you seek ?

Good Luck & Merry Christmas,

John
KK4ITX 


Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Dec 24, 2019, at 07:04, wb8icn@... wrote:

I bought this  Multi-Tester Fixture kit years ago but never opened the box. I opened it yesterday to discover that there was no CD or documentation in with the kit. Does anyone have the assemble manual and the user manual?

Merry Christmas and 72/73...

Mike, WB8ICN


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

wb8icn@...
 

Thanks John, never thought about looking on e-bay. Will give it a shot.
There were two guys, both named "Mike" I think...but the older one is now a SK I believe.

Again, thanks and 73!

...Mike, WB8ICN


Re: M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

John - KK4ITX
 

Mike,

You probably know this, a seal of the company shows it filing a “Dead” report for 2004, I assume in Ohio that means out of business.  There were 2 principals and neither show up in a QRZ Search.

Perhaps checking eBay for a listing will yield some info and just maybe what you seek ?

Good Luck & Merry Christmas,

John
KK4ITX 


Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Dec 24, 2019, at 07:04, wb8icn@... wrote:

I bought this  Multi-Tester Fixture kit years ago but never opened the box. I opened it yesterday to discover that there was no CD or documentation in with the kit. Does anyone have the assemble manual and the user manual?

Merry Christmas and 72/73...

Mike, WB8ICN


M Cubed Electronix Multi-Testerr Fixture

wb8icn@...
 

I bought this  Multi-Tester Fixture kit years ago but never opened the box. I opened it yesterday to discover that there was no CD or documentation in with the kit. Does anyone have the assemble manual and the user manual?

Merry Christmas and 72/73...

Mike, WB8ICN


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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: Happy Holidays

wynger99@yahoo.com
 

Hello All

My grandkids  told me if you say OH, OH, OH,     you are Santa walking  backwards

Merry Xnas Terry and all 4sqrp ers

Dale WN0WWY


On Sunday, December 22, 2019, 3:42:28 PM CST, Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:


* On 2019 21 Dec 20:34 -0600, WA0ITP wrote:
> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Four Staters everywhere.

Thanks, Terry, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, yours and
all the 4SQRP group.

72, Nate

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