Date   

Re: Attic?

Wayne Dillon
 

Worked 2 of my 1000 mile/watt awards with an attic mounted 1/2 size G5RV (mounted at the ridge) with normal shingles. It actually proved better on 40 than an outdoors 134'6" wahr/9:1 unun. Mu current location has a metal roof so I'm going the "ground mounted vertical" route (as soon as the rain stops!)
Be blessed all,
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


Re: Attic?

John - KK4ITX
 

Doc,

Opinions and suggestions are great but I have found that trying is best.... because each location is different for way too many reasons to cover here.  You may find that a Dipole works better ?

Build the endfed, should be less than $10 at QRP levels.  See how it works. If it doesn’t work out you already have the coax run to try something else.  I have many failures in my shed and it’s part of the hobby.

I use a 35ft EF and cover the U.S., Canada and more at both QRP and WSPR levels, from Florida.

To see how my antenna is performing I use WSPR....... yes it is a Digital Mode but what it tells me is that my 5w CW should be heard wherever WSPR reports hearing me at just a 200mw signal.  A 200mw signal is equal to about 4w CW.  The comparison between my Vertical and the EF is quite clear........ sometimes better or not, I use WSPR to help me to determine which antenna to use.

Using WSPR will tell you more about your system than just about anything else because it’s a real time result, not theory..... doesn’t depend on perfect CW for the RBN to decode.  

We are fortunate to now have tools (FREE) at our disposal that can give us real time answers to which antenna is best......... at this minute !

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 11, 2020, at 20:42, w2sh@... wrote:

Another suggestion is to view the June 1949 QST with several indoor antenna designs.

72,

Charles, W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John Nicholas <stnick@...>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 20:25
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Attic?
 
My Elmer,  has the same problem.  He has lived 25 years in this home.  Multiple antennas in his attic.  He does just fine.  The biggest thing is they are closer to the ground.  You should check the October, 2007 issue of QST. Article on a 48' end fed in the attic with a J-Pole.  There would be many variations on this one.

FYI:   If the metal foil is on the rafters or part of the roof sheathing, it will cause problems.  It is  a radiant barrier.  South of 34* N in CONUS they have some value for efficiency.  If it is just stretched out across the ceiling joists and insulation,  you can remove it.  That installation is just expensive snake oil.  My day job is a Home Energy Auditor.

73 KE0ZUW  John

On May 11, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

There is no metal above the attic of our conventional construction home. The roof is shingle over frame.   What's the effect if I put a ENDFEDZ  10.20.40 up there?  Covenants don't allow obvious outdoor types.

72, Doc K5OSA 


--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/13/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Martin <huyettmeh@...>
 

I have had the 4SQRP NS-40+VXO, SS-40 and Magic Box for some time. Bought them as kits, built and used them. They were all work as far as i know. The NS-40 has the VXO circuit installed in the cabinet with it and a switch selects it or a xtal jack on the front. The cabinets are DIY that I built.

I have not used them for several years and they need a home as I have moved on. Perhaps someone can put them to use and enjoy them. I've long since lost track of what I paid or what they might be worth so I'm suggesting $110 for the batch including shipping in the US. But feel free to make me an offer.

Thanks,
Martin
K0BXB

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/13/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (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: Attic?

w2sh@...
 

Another suggestion is to view the June 1949 QST with several indoor antenna designs.

72,

Charles, W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John Nicholas <stnick@...>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 20:25
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Attic?
 
My Elmer,  has the same problem.  He has lived 25 years in this home.  Multiple antennas in his attic.  He does just fine.  The biggest thing is they are closer to the ground.  You should check the October, 2007 issue of QST. Article on a 48' end fed in the attic with a J-Pole.  There would be many variations on this one.

FYI:   If the metal foil is on the rafters or part of the roof sheathing, it will cause problems.  It is  a radiant barrier.  South of 34* N in CONUS they have some value for efficiency.  If it is just stretched out across the ceiling joists and insulation,  you can remove it.  That installation is just expensive snake oil.  My day job is a Home Energy Auditor.

73 KE0ZUW  John

On May 11, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

There is no metal above the attic of our conventional construction home. The roof is shingle over frame.   What's the effect if I put a ENDFEDZ  10.20.40 up there?  Covenants don't allow obvious outdoor types.

72, Doc K5OSA 


--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: Attic?

John Nicholas
 

My Elmer,  has the same problem.  He has lived 25 years in this home.  Multiple antennas in his attic.  He does just fine.  The biggest thing is they are closer to the ground.  You should check the October, 2007 issue of QST. Article on a 48' end fed in the attic with a J-Pole.  There would be many variations on this one.

FYI:   If the metal foil is on the rafters or part of the roof sheathing, it will cause problems.  It is  a radiant barrier.  South of 34* N in CONUS they have some value for efficiency.  If it is just stretched out across the ceiling joists and insulation,  you can remove it.  That installation is just expensive snake oil.  My day job is a Home Energy Auditor.

73 KE0ZUW  John

On May 11, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

There is no metal above the attic of our conventional construction home. The roof is shingle over frame.   What's the effect if I put a ENDFEDZ  10.20.40 up there?  Covenants don't allow obvious outdoor types.

72, Doc K5OSA 


Re: Attic?

Thomas Martin
 

Doc
I used an end fed with balun while living in Manvel Tx I worked all over Europe England Africa Centeral American and South America 
If your roof has the heat reflecting foil it doesn’t work well but regular construction works great.

Tom
K0amd

On Monday, May 11, 2020, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
There is no metal above the attic of our conventional construction home. The roof is shingle over frame.   What's the effect if I put a ENDFEDZ  10.20.40 up there?  Covenants don't allow obvious outdoor types.

72, Doc K5OSA 


Attic?

Mlike McEwen
 

There is no metal above the attic of our conventional construction home. The roof is shingle over frame.   What's the effect if I put a ENDFEDZ  10.20.40 up there?  Covenants don't allow obvious outdoor types.

72, Doc K5OSA 


Re: SSCPO kit

KD4MSR, Scott
 

John, The North Fulton Amateur Radio Club or League has code practice oscillator kits available.  Google their club name.  Scott, KD4MSR 


On May 10, 2020, at 10:34 PM, John C. Demuth <demuthent@...> wrote:

I have a friend who would like to build a code practice oscillator with his grandson.  I would like to get him a SSCPO kit, but see they have been awaiting re-kitting since the first of the year.  Any idea if/when they may be back in stock?  I can even provide the parts if a PC board is available.  Thanks!  John - K8CQA  #278


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Last reminder to get your SSS score submitted by Tuesday morning (www.qrpcontest.com)

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


SSCPO kit

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

I have a friend who would like to build a code practice oscillator with his grandson.  I would like to get him a SSCPO kit, but see they have been awaiting re-kitting since the first of the year.  Any idea if/when they may be back in stock?  I can even provide the parts if a PC board is available.  Thanks!  John - K8CQA  #278


Testing for server error code

AG1P Ron
 

Testing for server error code

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

 


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 05/10/2020 #cal-notice

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 May 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 05/10/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 10 May 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Second Sunday Sprint and Mother's Day

John Lonigro
 

There are two things I hope you remembered for today.  First (and foremost), today is Mother's Day.  Second (and almost as importantly), today is the second Sunday of the month, time for another Second Sunday Sprint.  I realize some states are starting to open up and many of you may be visiting relatives or having relatives over for Mother's Day.  Those of you who are not particularly busy this evening (7:00-9:00 CDT), don't forget to go down to your shack and try to scare up a few contacts for the sprint.

As always,please get your score submitted (qrpcontest.com) by Tuesday, so I can tabulate the results and report on them by Wednesday morning.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Extra Class Study Guide

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

The study guide has been spoken for
73,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Timothy East
 

If you good Radio Shack in Derby Kansas, they sell used and some new HAM gear.  There is an assembled BJ there for sale.

Tim

On May 10, 2020, at 1:09 AM, Dr. Skip Amis <n5cfm@...> wrote:

ANYONE WITH A BAYOU JUMPER THEY WISH TO PART WITH ???   IF SO PLEASE POST ME - DEAD OR ALIVE; PREFERABLY WORKING.... I TRULY
APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND HELP - REASON BEING FOR WANTING AN ASSEMBLED UNIT IS; THAT MY EYESIGHT IS FAILING RAPIDLY AS A RESULT OF AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE DECADES AGO...

TNX AGN - SKIP/ N5CFM

"If you are able to read this, thank a teacher;
  while it is still in English, thank a veteran!"
  May God bless - 
  Dr. Skip Amis, N5CFM, NV5V; PhD, DMin, DDiv, MDiv.
         < ' )))>< Proudly serving those who serve since 1973.
 U.S. Navy,1965-'66; U.S. Merchant Marines,1973-'79.  

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Graham J Smith G4NMD <gjsmith@...>
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 12:19 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!
 
Well what a coincidence... I built the one I had lying around today... in honour of VE Day... trst later/ tomorrow 

Graham G4NMD 






Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Dr. Skip Amis
 

ANYONE WITH A BAYOU JUMPER THEY WISH TO PART WITH ???   IF SO PLEASE POST ME - DEAD OR ALIVE; PREFERABLY WORKING.... I TRULY
APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND HELP - REASON BEING FOR WANTING AN ASSEMBLED UNIT IS; THAT MY EYESIGHT IS FAILING RAPIDLY AS A RESULT OF AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE DECADES AGO...

TNX AGN - SKIP/ N5CFM

"If you are able to read this, thank a teacher;
  while it is still in English, thank a veteran!"
  May God bless -
  Dr. Skip Amis, N5CFM, NV5V; PhD, DMin, DDiv, MDiv.
         < ' )))>< Proudly serving those who serve since 1973.
 U.S. Navy,1965-'66; U.S. Merchant Marines,1973-'79.  


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Graham J Smith G4NMD <gjsmith@...>
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 12:19 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!
 
Well what a coincidence... I built the one I had lying around today... in honour of VE Day... trst later/ tomorrow

Graham G4NMD





Re: On online resource to help people investigate CW

WA0MJD
 

Ok, thanks for the information Bob. Perhaps I will call you to find out more about this DW


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Nelson via groups.io <rln37@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:51:26 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] On online resource to help people investigate CW
 
Duane,
This is Bob, K6KL; now living in ND.
I am a CW enthusiast, and have developed a 
gadget I call "The CW Box".  It sends any 
CW message you want, like CQ's (in multiple forms),
QRZ's, etc.  You might think of it as the last man's
sending device.
If you might be interested in this gadget, give me a 
call at 701-880-8841, and I can tell you more
about it.

73 - Bob, K6KL

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:38:38 AM CDT, WA0MJD <duanewyatt@...> wrote:


Hello everyone:
I hope that it is okay to post this announcement here-it is CW related.
I am advertising an Instagram account (duaneearlwyatt) that I developed this week to safely, easily and conveniently provide information about the fun world of communication by CW use.
After years of trying to advertise this fun amateur radio world through email messaging- with little success, I am hoping that this on line social media webpage will help promote investigation of CW by people interested in investigating a method of stress diversion that is new, wholesome, safe and fun during these extra stress filled days. I apologize if this information posting is against 4SQRP listserve rules.
Duane WA0MJD


Re: On online resource to help people investigate CW

Bob Nelson
 

Duane,
This is Bob, K6KL; now living in ND.
I am a CW enthusiast, and have developed a 
gadget I call "The CW Box".  It sends any 
CW message you want, like CQ's (in multiple forms),
QRZ's, etc.  You might think of it as the last man's
sending device.
If you might be interested in this gadget, give me a 
call at 701-880-8841, and I can tell you more
about it.

73 - Bob, K6KL

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:38:38 AM CDT, WA0MJD <duanewyatt@...> wrote:


Hello everyone:
I hope that it is okay to post this announcement here-it is CW related.
I am advertising an Instagram account (duaneearlwyatt) that I developed this week to safely, easily and conveniently provide information about the fun world of communication by CW use.
After years of trying to advertise this fun amateur radio world through email messaging- with little success, I am hoping that this on line social media webpage will help promote investigation of CW by people interested in investigating a method of stress diversion that is new, wholesome, safe and fun during these extra stress filled days. I apologize if this information posting is against 4SQRP listserve rules.
Duane WA0MJD

3441 - 3460 of 25324