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40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group:
Well conditions were a little rough tonight. 
I had a S5 noise level on 40 and a s7 on 80. 
That make for rough copy of QRP signals. 

Check in's were:
40 Meters 
N4KV JOHN 
W2SH CHAS 
KW4JS JOHN (first Time)
W5ESE SCOTT )First time) 

80 Meters 
N0YJ BERT 
WN0WWY DALE 
Almost W2SH  qsb got him. 
Sorry Chas 
Stay Safe Stay Well 
72, 73 
Johnny AC0BQ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/08/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
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 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.


2020 Florida QSO Party

Paul Womble
 

The countdown is on for the 2020 Florida QSO Party to be held on April 25th and 26th. All 67 Florida Counties will be on the air. QRP categories and awards. Only 17 days to go!

73,
Paul K4FB


Re: Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results

Frank Perkins
 

Thanks Wayne,
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 12:47 PM Wayne McFee <nb6m@...> wrote:
Hi Frank,
 
Our group really doesn’t have a set time or frequency range to listen to at the present time.  On thing you could do is either listen to or check in to Stewart, KE7LKW’s slow speed CW nets.  The times and frequency for those nets are on his QRZ.com bio, but here is the info.
 

PNW QRPp Net:   Less than one watt, round robin net; 0730 Wednesday morning on 3540 Khz.(update 10/28/19)

Send QRPp and carry a big antenna!

Pacific Northwest North American QRP CW Club Net:

PNW  NAQCC QRS Net: 3556.5 Khz 6PM PT after March 8 (4PM winter) Thursday Evenings with early QNI at 5:45PM after March 8 (3:45PM Winter): QRS (slow speed) rag chew net. NCS Stewart KE7LKW White Salmon WA.(update 3/12/20)

We are in the process of working out a SSB net to sort of replace our monthly Pie and Coffee gatherings since we are needing to stay home and stay safe.  Please check out our webpage at
 
 
as we’ll be posting info there on the P&C (Pie and Coffee) page.
 
For info, most of the guys who check in to Stewart’s nets are members of our group.
 
Hope that helps.
 
73,
 
Wayne
 
From: Frank Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:37 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: main@cwops.groups.io ; QRPp@groups.io ; qrp-l@... ; Elecraft-KX@groups.io ; qrptech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results
 
Hi Wayne,
Nice reading your Sasquatch Stomp info.
I am interested in QRP, working on reviving my CW from ages ago.
Your info stated the frequencies would be the " normal qrp watering
I have listened for the 40 and 80 meter 4SQRP Wednesday night gatherings on published frequencies, but can't pick that group up way out here in Lynnwood, WA.
Is there a day, time, set of frequencies I might listen to?
Thanks,
Frank N6CES
 
On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:56 AM Wayne McFee <nb6m@...> wrote:
Hello All,
 
We’ve received about forty score sheets so far and really appreciate the level of participation this year in the Stomp.  We are planning to post the results to the pnwqrp.org Sasquatch Stomp page this coming Friday.
 
So, if you have not yet submitted your score sheet, please do.
 
73,
 
Wayne NB6M


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/08/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 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 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: Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results

Wayne McFee
 

Hi Frank,
 
Our group really doesn’t have a set time or frequency range to listen to at the present time.  On thing you could do is either listen to or check in to Stewart, KE7LKW’s slow speed CW nets.  The times and frequency for those nets are on his QRZ.com bio, but here is the info.
 

PNW QRPp Net:   Less than one watt, round robin net; 0730 Wednesday morning on 3540 Khz.(update 10/28/19)

Send QRPp and carry a big antenna!

Pacific Northwest North American QRP CW Club Net:

PNW  NAQCC QRS Net: 3556.5 Khz 6PM PT after March 8 (4PM winter) Thursday Evenings with early QNI at 5:45PM after March 8 (3:45PM Winter): QRS (slow speed) rag chew net. NCS Stewart KE7LKW White Salmon WA.(update 3/12/20)

We are in the process of working out a SSB net to sort of replace our monthly Pie and Coffee gatherings since we are needing to stay home and stay safe.  Please check out our webpage at
 
pnwqrp.org
 
as we’ll be posting info there on the P&C (Pie and Coffee) page.
 
For info, most of the guys who check in to Stewart’s nets are members of our group.
 
Hope that helps.
 
73,
 
Wayne
 

From: Frank Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:37 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: main@cwops.groups.io ; QRPp@groups.io ; qrp-l@... ; Elecraft-KX@groups.io ; qrptech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results
 
Hi Wayne,
Nice reading your Sasquatch Stomp info.
I am interested in QRP, working on reviving my CW from ages ago.
Your info stated the frequencies would be the " normal qrp watering
I have listened for the 40 and 80 meter 4SQRP Wednesday night gatherings on published frequencies, but can't pick that group up way out here in Lynnwood, WA.
Is there a day, time, set of frequencies I might listen to?
Thanks,
Frank N6CES
 
On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:56 AM Wayne McFee <nb6m@...> wrote:
Hello All,
 
We’ve received about forty score sheets so far and really appreciate the level of participation this year in the Stomp.  We are planning to post the results to the pnwqrp.org Sasquatch Stomp page this coming Friday.
 
So, if you have not yet submitted your score sheet, please do.
 
73,
 
Wayne NB6M


Re: Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results

Frank Perkins
 

Hi Wayne,
Nice reading your Sasquatch Stomp info.
I am interested in QRP, working on reviving my CW from ages ago.
Your info stated the frequencies would be the " normal qrp watering holes".
I have listened for the 40 and 80 meter 4SQRP Wednesday night gatherings on published frequencies, but can't pick that group up way out here in Lynnwood, WA.
Is there a day, time, set of frequencies I might listen to?
Thanks,
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:56 AM Wayne McFee <nb6m@...> wrote:
Hello All,
 
We’ve received about forty score sheets so far and really appreciate the level of participation this year in the Stomp.  We are planning to post the results to the pnwqrp.org Sasquatch Stomp page this coming Friday.
 
So, if you have not yet submitted your score sheet, please do.
 
73,
 
Wayne NB6M


Re: Fire In The Wire

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

Thanks for the idea Bob W9RAN !

I purchased the 31 ft jackite pole & mounted it insulated from, and 2 ft above my 900 ft long chain link fence. The 12 ga wire radiator is taped up the jackite pole & is a total of 33 ft in length. At the bottom I use a 4:1 unun with ground/radial lug bonded to the fence top rail & tension wire. Picture attached.

To my surprise it has worked gang busters and the tuner in shack has no problem with 10-40 meters since the SWR is fairly low already. 80 meters is doable but is understandably inefficient. When I get motivated I’ll put out some radials but for now this is a perfect Summertime antenna that’s easy to mow around once I bury the coax.

I added a few Dacron guys and it survived some crazy Kansas wind the past 2 weeks.

73 and thanks again for the great ideas and shared knowledge in this group. I hope you are all healthy.
Will
K0WDO

On Mar 14, 2020, at 4:23 PM, w9ran <w9ran@...> wrote:

On 3/14/2020 2:32 PM, Joshua Wood wrote:
any advice for a portable (i.e. small packed size) multi-band HF antenna (40-30-20-15)
Well I didn't believe it when a mil radio buddy who does a lot of portable operation first told me, but after giving it a try I am a firm believer that it's very hard to beat a 31 ft. telescoping fiberglass Jackite (kite) pole with a wire run up the center, a small autotuner like an SGC-235, and three or four 30 ft. long counterpoise wires. There are many ways to hold it up including a drive-over base and the kind of "quad pod" used for highway signs, or light paracord guy wires. Mine fastens to the back of my RV and I can have it up and be on the air in 5 minutes. With a little ingenuity a mount can be figured-out for any kind of operation and some radios with built-in tuners will match it directly.

Vertical real estate is usually easier to find than horizontal, and no natural or manmade supports are needed so you can set up on pavement, bare rock, or any surface. The antenna is a quarter wave on 40 and easily tunes to the higher bands and as low as 80 meters, and signal reports are consistently "as good as your home station". Jackite poles collapse down to 46 inches and even have a place to wind up the antenna wire for storage. Tie a big fishing sinker on each counterpoise wire and attach them with alligator clips so when (not "if") you trip over them they won't kill you. The best part is the 31 ft pole will cost about $80 and the rest is just wire and hardware store parts (conduit hangers fit perfectly).

So many hams have used them for antennas that Jackite has added an "antennas" page to their website: https://www.jackite.com/antenna

By they way some have used them as permanent antennas - just wrap a few turns of electrical tape above each joint so it can't work loose with temperature cycling.

73, Bob W9RAN




Sasquatch Stomp Score sheets and posting the results

Wayne McFee
 

Hello All,
 
We’ve received about forty score sheets so far and really appreciate the level of participation this year in the Stomp.  We are planning to post the results to the pnwqrp.org Sasquatch Stomp page this coming Friday.
 
So, if you have not yet submitted your score sheet, please do.
 
73,
 
Wayne NB6M


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/08/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 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 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: Twenty years a major change occured to the QRP amateur radio hobby

Curt
 
Edited

I built a Norcal 40-9er about a decade ago, using board from Far Circuits, had a lot of fun with it.  I added a 555 oscillator for sidetone.  Not much power output with a nine volt battery, but using an 8xAA pack and a 2N5109 to get about 3/4W.  Worked about 25 stations in dozen states until the novelty wore off,  I still have somewhere an extra circuit board.

Am going get mine out of the drawer tomorrow and try it out again.  The receiver works quite well, but the offset is only about 200 hz on mine, so kinda hard for my old ears to hear..

Everything N6KR designed was great.  Besides the 40-9er, I have an SST, NC40A, K1, and K2. 

Curt KB5JO


4SQRP 80m Low Pass Filter for Sale

Jim Parks
 

I have an assembled 4sQRP 80m low pass filter for sale. The kit for this is now discontinued. $20 plus postage to CONUS. PayPal only.


Cricket 30 For Sale

Jim Parks
 

I have a completely built and operational Cricket 30 for sale.  $25 plus postage anywhere in CONUS.

Contact me via email if interested.


Re: Ozarkcon Sprint Results

John - KK4ITX
 

Even though I only made one member contact, I came close to bagging K0N which would have moved me closer to First Place Overall so I’ll have to settle for First in Florida as has been mentioned !

With most everybody being homebound I was surprised that there were not more folks participating....... I had a good time right up to the end.

Thanks guys for your efforts.

John, KK4ITX 
Florida State First Place

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Apr 7, 2020, at 09:03, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Thanks John

CONGRATS !

John and David.

Good job with the sprint.
I will send you guys a email off-list.

Thanks to everyone that participated.

Stay safe
72
Johnny AC0BQ 



On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 1:23 PM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
I know this isn't as much fun as Ozarkcon would have been, but it's a
lot safer for all.  Without further ado, here are the results of the
first (and hopefully last) Ozarkcon Sprint.  Note: Numbers in
parentheses are #QSOs with members (2 points), # with non-members (1
point), # with K0N (4 points), and # with WQ5RP (4 points).

First Place goes to John Watkins, N0EVH, of Independence, MO with 17
total points.  (3,7,1,0)
Second Place goes to David Kukulka, AB9BZ, of Chicago, IL with 16 total
points. (0,8,1,1)
Third Place goes to Glenn Snow, N4MJ, of South Fulton, TN with 10 total
points. (1,0,1,1)

These three will receive the coveted 4SQRP certificate via email
shortly.  First and second place also will receive more tangible
prizes.  You will be contacted by Johnny, AC0BQ, regarding those gifts.

Others who entered the contest were:
Paul, WA9PWP with 8 points (0,0,1,1).
Terry, WA0ITP, with 4 points (0,0,1,0).
John, KK4ITX, with 2 points (1,0,0,0).

The two bonus stations' scores were:
Johnny, K0N (aka AC0BQ), with 25 points (8,5,1,0).
Bert, WQ5RP, (aka N0YJ), with 17 points (5,3,0,1).

Both bonus stations were located in Kansas.
The other 6 entrants were each from a different state: MO, IL, TN, WI,
IA, FL, so they each came in first place in their state (hi).

Don't forget the regular Second Sunday Sprint this coming Sunday (Easter
Sunday).

72 and stay safe,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator






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Re: Ozarkcon Sprint Results

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks John

CONGRATS !

John and David.

Good job with the sprint.
I will send you guys a email off-list.

Thanks to everyone that participated.

Stay safe
72
Johnny AC0BQ 



On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 1:23 PM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
I know this isn't as much fun as Ozarkcon would have been, but it's a
lot safer for all.  Without further ado, here are the results of the
first (and hopefully last) Ozarkcon Sprint.  Note: Numbers in
parentheses are #QSOs with members (2 points), # with non-members (1
point), # with K0N (4 points), and # with WQ5RP (4 points).

First Place goes to John Watkins, N0EVH, of Independence, MO with 17
total points.  (3,7,1,0)
Second Place goes to David Kukulka, AB9BZ, of Chicago, IL with 16 total
points. (0,8,1,1)
Third Place goes to Glenn Snow, N4MJ, of South Fulton, TN with 10 total
points. (1,0,1,1)

These three will receive the coveted 4SQRP certificate via email
shortly.  First and second place also will receive more tangible
prizes.  You will be contacted by Johnny, AC0BQ, regarding those gifts.

Others who entered the contest were:
Paul, WA9PWP with 8 points (0,0,1,1).
Terry, WA0ITP, with 4 points (0,0,1,0).
John, KK4ITX, with 2 points (1,0,0,0).

The two bonus stations' scores were:
Johnny, K0N (aka AC0BQ), with 25 points (8,5,1,0).
Bert, WQ5RP, (aka N0YJ), with 17 points (5,3,0,1).

Both bonus stations were located in Kansas.
The other 6 entrants were each from a different state: MO, IL, TN, WI,
IA, FL, so they each came in first place in their state (hi).

Don't forget the regular Second Sunday Sprint this coming Sunday (Easter
Sunday).

72 and stay safe,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator






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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/08/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 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 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.


Ozarkcon Sprint Results

John Lonigro
 

I know this isn't as much fun as Ozarkcon would have been, but it's a lot safer for all.  Without further ado, here are the results of the first (and hopefully last) Ozarkcon Sprint.  Note: Numbers in parentheses are #QSOs with members (2 points), # with non-members (1 point), # with K0N (4 points), and # with WQ5RP (4 points).

First Place goes to John Watkins, N0EVH, of Independence, MO with 17 total points.  (3,7,1,0)
Second Place goes to David Kukulka, AB9BZ, of Chicago, IL with 16 total points. (0,8,1,1)
Third Place goes to Glenn Snow, N4MJ, of South Fulton, TN with 10 total points. (1,0,1,1)

These three will receive the coveted 4SQRP certificate via email shortly.  First and second place also will receive more tangible prizes.  You will be contacted by Johnny, AC0BQ, regarding those gifts.

Others who entered the contest were:
Paul, WA9PWP with 8 points (0,0,1,1).
Terry, WA0ITP, with 4 points (0,0,1,0).
John, KK4ITX, with 2 points (1,0,0,0).

The two bonus stations' scores were:
Johnny, K0N (aka AC0BQ), with 25 points (8,5,1,0).
Bert, WQ5RP, (aka N0YJ), with 17 points (5,3,0,1).

Both bonus stations were located in Kansas.
The other 6 entrants were each from a different state: MO, IL, TN, WI, IA, FL, so they each came in first place in their state (hi).

Don't forget the regular Second Sunday Sprint this coming Sunday (Easter Sunday).

72 and stay safe,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Ozarkcon Sprint Entries

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks John
I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

I will contact the winners Direct about the Prizes.

Thanks All for participating, it was fun!


72
AC0BQ 



On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 9:43 AM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
Here is a list of the entries I have received for the Ozarkcon Sprint,
held last Saturday:

1) N0EVH John
2) N4MJ Glenn
3) AB9BZ David
4) KK4ITX John
5) WA9PWP Paul

If anyone thinks he submitted his score and isn't on the list, please
resubmit it to me (jonigro (at) gmail.com).

I also received complete logs from the two bonus stations K0N (N0YJ
Bert) and WQ5RP (AC0BQ JohnnyN4MJ).  Thanks to both Bert and Johnny for
taking time to be on the air and provide the opportunity for others to
get bonus points.

I believe it was decided that neither Johnny nor Bert will be counted in
the final tally, but their scores will be tabulated nonetheless and
published with the results.

I'll give everybody one last chance to submit their score before I get
busy tabulating who the winners are.  You've got until noon today (CDT)
to submit your score.  It shouldn't take long to tabulate everything. 
Noon is when I traditionally walk the dog, so you can expect to see the
results maybe an hour later.  The certificates will be emailed to the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners shortly thereafter.  Prizes will go to
the 1st and 2nd place finishers.

72.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



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Ozarkcon Sprint Entries

John Lonigro
 

Here is a list of the entries I have received for the Ozarkcon Sprint, held last Saturday:

1) N0EVH John
2) N4MJ Glenn
3) AB9BZ David
4) KK4ITX John
5) WA9PWP Paul

If anyone thinks he submitted his score and isn't on the list, please resubmit it to me (jonigro (at) gmail.com).

I also received complete logs from the two bonus stations K0N (N0YJ Bert) and WQ5RP (AC0BQ JohnnyN4MJ).  Thanks to both Bert and Johnny for taking time to be on the air and provide the opportunity for others to get bonus points.

I believe it was decided that neither Johnny nor Bert will be counted in the final tally, but their scores will be tabulated nonetheless and published with the results.

I'll give everybody one last chance to submit their score before I get busy tabulating who the winners are.  You've got until noon today (CDT) to submit your score.  It shouldn't take long to tabulate everything.  Noon is when I traditionally walk the dog, so you can expect to see the results maybe an hour later.  The certificates will be emailed to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners shortly thereafter.  Prizes will go to the 1st and 2nd place finishers.

72.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Ozarkcon Sprint - send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Paul:

Thanks for sending in your score.  I know it's not real impressive, but it's not the lowest one I've received, by far.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 4/5/20 10:34 AM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Hi John!
 OK, you win, I am #1485. I contacted K0N once and WQ5RP once! No other contacts during the contest period. At least I was on the air a bit!

Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

-----Original Message----- From: John Lonigro
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 10:12 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Ozarkcon Sprint - send in your score

The Ozarkcon Sprint is over.  I've only received 4 entries so far and I
know at least 10 people made contacts.  Please send in your score, no
matter how poorly you think you did.  If I only get four entries total,
three of them will get certificates and two will get prizes.  So please
send your score to ME, not to qrpcontest.com or anywhere else.  If
desired, you can simply reply to this email with the appropriate data:
Your name, call, member number, #QSOs: 1) with members; 2) with
non-members; 3) with K0N; and 4) with WQ5RP. Thanks.

I know it wasn't as much fun as Ozarkcon would have been.  How could it
be?  Hopefully, things will be different next year and our dummy load
activity will be back.

Next Sunday is Easter.  It is also the Second Sunday of April, which
means it will again be time for the Second Sunday Sprint. Normally,
there will be a lot of get-togethers, easter egg hunts, etc, but I
predict it will be different this year.  If you are stuck at home Sunday
night with nothing to do, you might as well try your luck with the SSS.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator