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Paul Smith N0NBD SK

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group

It’s with a heavy heart that I’m writing to let you all know that Paul Smith N0NBD became a SK this morning.

Paul was a close friend and wore several different hats as a volunteer for the 4 SQRP group.

He was our current Station Master at Ozarkcon, a member of the Board, past Chair of Ozarkcon, and had volunteered for many years as a kitter.

Please remember his Family as they go through this tough time.

He will be greatly missed.

Thank you
Johnny AC0BQ
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Best wishes for a Happy New Year to all

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

Best wishes to all for a very happy and healthy New Year filled with new contacts and rag chews with old friends.

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/01/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 1 January 2020, 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: Servicing a Palomar Engineering LA-1 amplified desktop rx loop antenna

Kenneth Ketner
 

Tnx fer suggestion. Their manual has no schematic. I will email them. Maybe they will respond.

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135


Re: Servicing a Palomar Engineering LA-1 amplified desktop rx loop antenna

n4mj
 

their site offers 'Tech Support' - LA-1 - Palomar Engineers®





 
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On Friday, December 27, 2019, 11:27:22 AM CST, Kenneth Ketner via Groups.Io <klaine@...> wrote:


This is the one with the rotatable ferrite loop no top of a chassis box. I have an incomplete schematic. Got it cleaned and guessed at the complete wiring. No cigar.

Anyone have experience with same, would fix one, or otherwise know how to get it going?

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135


Servicing a Palomar Engineering LA-1 amplified desktop rx loop antenna

Kenneth Ketner
 

This is the one with the rotatable ferrite loop no top of a chassis box. I have an incomplete schematic. Got it cleaned and guessed at the complete wiring. No cigar.

Anyone have experience with same, would fix one, or otherwise know how to get it going?

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135


Re: Cricket 40 assembled

dkwflight
 

Hi
This morning I did hear some activity with my cricket 40 with both crystals.
Not too bad considering The antenna is cut for 20 meter.


Cricket 40 assembled

dkwflight
 

Hi
It seems to be working although I have not received anything.
I need a better antenna. I did try it on a random wire but I heard a tone in my ear buds. Not sure what that means.


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

W6BOW
 


Been doing well from Summit NJ with my Hilltopper20 into tuner to quarter wave wire.
In the last week ... Yl7X (Latvia) ... OR18TLS (Belgium) ...SM5COP (Sweden) ... LA0CX (Norway).

Hope next year this time to be 40M QRP capable and join the Wednesday nets.

Thanks to all for your help, encouragement, and inspiration.
Happy New Year.

73,

Don  W6BOW/W2



-----Original Message-----
From: n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 9:39 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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
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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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/25/2019 #cal-notice

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

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

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: Ozark Patrol Kits ever be offered again?

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Merry Christmas Curt,

Yes we will be continuing to sell and ship the Ozark Patrol, but there is still a few parts we have not received and that is what is holding up shipping the kits.

Hopefully they will be shipping again quickly after January 1, watch the website.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 12/25/2019 2:19 PM, Curt via Groups.Io wrote:
The kit has shown "Temporarily Out Of Stock" for awhile.  Is there any expectation that it will ever be offered again?  If there anyone wanting to sell with an unbuilt kit, please contact me offline.

Curt KB5JO


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: Ozark Patrol Kits ever be offered again?

AG1P Ron
 

GA Curt,

Last I email I saw said they were waiting on parts to arrive.

Happy Holidays!

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curt via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:19 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Ozark Patrol Kits ever be offered again?

 

The kit has shown "Temporarily Out Of Stock" for awhile.  Is there any expectation that it will ever be offered again?  If there anyone wanting to sell with an unbuilt kit, please contact me offline.

Curt KB5JO


Ozark Patrol Kits ever be offered again?

Curt
 

The kit has shown "Temporarily Out Of Stock" for awhile.  Is there any expectation that it will ever be offered again?  If there anyone wanting to sell with an unbuilt kit, please contact me offline.

Curt KB5JO


Thread locker

KI5CSC <jaybird101954@...>
 

The Loctite 242 / medium strength can be taken apart easily. The Loctite 271/ permanent requires 500 degrees F to loosen the fasteners.


On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 11:25:27 AM CST, sigcom1 <sigcom@...> wrote:


Threadlocker.

Steve


Re: Cricket 40

sigcom1
 

Threadlocker.

Steve


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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