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WANTED- FREQ-mite

W6MMZ
 

Looking to purchase FREQ-mite in kit or used. 73 de W6MMZ, Mike.


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 04/12/2020 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 12 April 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

Description: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Sasquatch Stomp 2020 Standings Posted

Wayne McFee
 

Hello all,
 
The Sasquatch Stomp scores have been posted on the pnwqrp.org website.
 
This year’s winner is Mark, K7NEW, who made 37 contacts, of which 8 were Yeti stations.
 
Congratulations, Mark!  Well done!
 
We received 47 score sheets, indicating very good participation this year.  A big thank you to everyone, as it certainly made the Stomp much more enjoyable for everyone.
 
Check out the listings here
 
 
double click on the title “Sasquatch Stomp 2020 Standings” at the bottom of the page and you will be able to check out all the participants’ scores.
 
73,
 
Wayne
 
 


Re: Twenty years a major change occured to the QRP amateur radio hobby

Curt
 

Got mine out of drawer and had QSO with another TX op on 7.054+- about 300 miles from here.  He was at 1W from a Flex, my 40-9er putting out about 1/2W.  We were both 559.  The low frequency of the offset is the main issue for me with the radio. 

Curt KB5JO


Quarantined @ Ice Station Zebra, 2100Z, 14061, 9 April 2020

w0rw
 

w0rw quarantined at Ice Station Zebra,  9  April 2020.
14061 @ 2100Z.
14280 or 14285 @ 2130Z.
Condx are poor. A Index = 20.

Everything is frozen there, no viruses or snakes can live at these temperatures or altitudes.
It was +10F last week at night, The ground is still frozen. Still a few snow drifts..
You can see the sky over Ice Station Zebra at:
More snow coming this week end.
i am just travelling from 'Base Station' to 'Ice Station', No stops in between.
Pictures of Ice Station Zebra at: http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu

Paul   w0rw
Colorado


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Paul
Sorry about that.
The QRN on my end was horrible.
I usually have great copy on Dale, but I just barely could make out his info.

Better luck next week?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:22 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Well,
  No trace of NCS on 40 meters. The QRN was so intense on 80 meters that I was sending my report to you underneath WN0WWY!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 
From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 9:03 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net report
 
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

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Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  No trace of NCS on 40 meters. The QRN was so intense on 80 meters that I was sending my report to you underneath WN0WWY!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 

From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 9:03 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net report
 
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


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights Check Ins

WG5F ED
N0MII JEFF
KU5M JOE
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KD5RJZ MIKE
N0SO MIKE
N0TGR DICK
K0EMT BRYAN

THANKS AGAIN
73'S
BERT
N0YJ

STAY WELL


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

John - KK4ITX
 

Johnny,

Lots of static crashes and QSB but I thought that I made , I guess I was close.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Apr 8, 2020, at 22:27, n4mj via groups.io <n4mj@...> wrote:

Thunderstorms nearby. Too much QRN to check in.  C'ya next week.
73 de n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 09:03:25 PM CDT, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

n4mj
 

Thunderstorms nearby. Too much QRN to check in.  C'ya next week.
73 de n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 09:03:25 PM CDT, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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


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.