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Re: Email change

Tim N9PUZ
 

Charles and all:

Regarding changing your email address and other subscription options, there is a link at the bottom of each and every email from the list that reads "Your Subscription". If you click that link you should be able to change the email address you use for the list as well as all sorts of other options.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Moderator Team

On 6/18/20 8:16 PM, KN6KR wrote:
Hon could I change the email address that i am registered to?  I would like to switch from my gmail account to my yahoo account. 

I would like to change from

Thanks,

Charles


Re: Email change

Michael N6MST
 

Just go to the groups.io setting, go to your account, and there is an option to change the email associated with your account. Easy peazy.


Re: Email change

John Lonigro
 

Charles:

What I would do is go the the website (4sqrp.com).  On the left-hand side of the main page are a bunch of buttons you can select.  One of them is the e-mail reflector.  Click on that.  In the middle of that page is a place to click on "subscribe".  When you select that, you'll see places to subscribe as well as unsubscribe.  You can subscribe with your new email address and then unsubscribe with your old one (or vice versa).  I haven't tried it but I suspect that would be the way to do it.

If you find out differently or if someone else truly knows how to do this, please let the rest of us know.  Thanks.

72,

John, AA0VE

On 6/18/20 8:16 PM, KN6KR wrote:
Hon could I change the email address that i am registered to?  I would like to switch from my gmail account to my yahoo account. 

I would like to change from

Thanks,

Charles


Email change

KN6KR
 

Hon could I change the email address that i am registered to?  I would like to switch from my gmail account to my yahoo account. 

I would like to change from

Thanks,

Charles


Re: The mysteries of tuning a random wire

Don, W9EBK
 

Dave,
There are too many variables here for me to make a suggestion with much confidence.  I don't know what model VNA you are using but if it's a $50 mini-VNA it might be that the numbers you are getting are not accurate.  About a year ago there was an article in QEX where someone thoroughly tested one of those.  The results showed amazing accuracy most of the time,  but there were some situations where the numbers were Very wrong.  As I recall this was caused by measuring loads that were resonant on a harmonic of the test frequency.  The solution to this problem would be to use a bandpass filter for each band,  but in your case the filter might change the xL or xC of the device under test, so that's not likely to work. 

Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020, 1:41 PM Dave W0DCX <cwqrp73@...> wrote:
Taking the next step I took N5IB's advice and took the impedance calculations to completion.  I'm not sure if the VNA will do this for me, but for now I constructed an Excel spreadsheet where I can just plug in the values the VNA gives me and get the final results.  I've checked the calculations a few times and don't find any errors.  The results still puzzle me.  Some of the numbers I can rationalize from the actual behavior of my ATU but then some of the numbers don't make sense.  I may be doing something wrong, or maybe there is some sort of voodoo going on in my wires.


Re: Digital Wins

griffithsesq.robert
 

Nice to hear that you are still out there making Qs Paul. I have your Garden of the Gods QSL right in front of me on my shack wall. Best 73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: Digital Wins

Jack Hubbard
 

Hi Paul
  I could pick out a few letters here and there, I heard ack and 8n so I knew you headr me. I wasd running 100 watts to a dipole up 35 ft. What a difference between one and 30 watts.  15 min later you came up enough that I could copy several words so it sure depends on the propagation gods.

Fun.

73
Jack,  NI8N

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:27 AM w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
   Last week i was outside operating portable with my PRC319  and 10 foot whip.
 i called CQ for 10 Minutes on 20 CW, 10 Minutes on 20 SSB. No takers.
 Then i  called CQ on 18096, no replies. 
i burned up 30 minutes of battery time with no replies to my CQ's. 
   Then i switched to FT8.
Many guys were there just waiting for me to call them.
   i worked a few US stations: K1BZ Dave MD, W4TM Roy GA, K4OP John KY. Then looking for DX, i got CU7AA Al, in Azores and SM2SUM Peder, Sweden, in less than 45 minutes of digital operations.
   If you want to make Q's you have to go where the activity is.

      The next day  i was outside again calling CQ on 20 meters and 2 YL's called me on CW!,  In less than 30 minutes;  WB9TFF, Donna, and KK4JOW, Diane, called me.
That's worth 20 -  FT8 Q's any day !
   So maybe there is something more important than making more Q's or getting more Grids in the least amount of time.
   Maybe there is a Quality or Value Factor that is important.
Having a real Q with a person really is more important.
   Even Not making a contact is important; Later that night i got an eMail from Jim, W1PID, in NH. He had been on a bike trip and he heard me and called me but i didn't hear him, but he was there.
He counts too.
Paul  w0rw


Re: Digital Wins

Karl Schwab
 

Pail, I love your attitude!  73, de Karl, KO8S

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:27 AM w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
   Last week i was outside operating portable with my PRC319  and 10 foot whip.
 i called CQ for 10 Minutes on 20 CW, 10 Minutes on 20 SSB. No takers.
 Then i  called CQ on 18096, no replies. 
i burned up 30 minutes of battery time with no replies to my CQ's. 
   Then i switched to FT8.
Many guys were there just waiting for me to call them.
   i worked a few US stations: K1BZ Dave MD, W4TM Roy GA, K4OP John KY. Then looking for DX, i got CU7AA Al, in Azores and SM2SUM Peder, Sweden, in less than 45 minutes of digital operations.
   If you want to make Q's you have to go where the activity is.

      The next day  i was outside again calling CQ on 20 meters and 2 YL's called me on CW!,  In less than 30 minutes;  WB9TFF, Donna, and KK4JOW, Diane, called me.
That's worth 20 -  FT8 Q's any day !
   So maybe there is something more important than making more Q's or getting more Grids in the least amount of time.
   Maybe there is a Quality or Value Factor that is important.
Having a real Q with a person really is more important.
   Even Not making a contact is important; Later that night i got an eMail from Jim, W1PID, in NH. He had been on a bike trip and he heard me and called me but i didn't hear him, but he was there.
He counts too.
Paul  w0rw


Digital Wins

w0rw
 

   Last week i was outside operating portable with my PRC319  and 10 foot whip.
 i called CQ for 10 Minutes on 20 CW, 10 Minutes on 20 SSB. No takers.
 Then i  called CQ on 18096, no replies. 
i burned up 30 minutes of battery time with no replies to my CQ's. 
   Then i switched to FT8.
Many guys were there just waiting for me to call them.
   i worked a few US stations: K1BZ Dave MD, W4TM Roy GA, K4OP John KY. Then looking for DX, i got CU7AA Al, in Azores and SM2SUM Peder, Sweden, in less than 45 minutes of digital operations.
   If you want to make Q's you have to go where the activity is.

      The next day  i was outside again calling CQ on 20 meters and 2 YL's called me on CW!,  In less than 30 minutes;  WB9TFF, Donna, and KK4JOW, Diane, called me.
That's worth 20 -  FT8 Q's any day !
   So maybe there is something more important than making more Q's or getting more Grids in the least amount of time.
   Maybe there is a Quality or Value Factor that is important.
Having a real Q with a person really is more important.
   Even Not making a contact is important; Later that night i got an eMail from Jim, W1PID, in NH. He had been on a bike trip and he heard me and called me but i didn't hear him, but he was there.
He counts too.
Paul  w0rw


Re: w0rw @ Ice Station Zebra, 18 June, 1700z, 14061 kHz.

k9ut2003
 

Paul, hope to hear you today, havent heard you from Ice Station Zebra  yet ! 

       73, Jerry K9UT



-----Original Message-----
From: w0rw <w0rw1@...>
To: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] w0rw @ Ice Station Zebra, 18 June, 1700z, 14061 kHz.

I will be operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>.
Date:   18 June  2020.                      
Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1.
Time:  1700z.
 
I will be using my   PRC319 "Lite", 
It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside
driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> .
 It also has a QRPguys Digital Frequency counter in the display window
 <http://qrpguys.apps-1and1.com/smt-digital-dialcounter>, all sealed in a water tight, goat proof case.
 
 You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in the NAQCC Newsletter:

  It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack.
barely enough weight to keep a whip vertical.
It looks like a real PRC319 but...’If you ever saw it you would say it Glows'... The frequency counter display glows red.
  The high temperature should be 68 F.
 
Paul w0rw
@ Ice Station Zebra, Colorado


Delta Mike Romeo net

Robert
 

Good Evening
Great Net
Tonights Check ins
WG5F ED
KU5M JOE
WA9BNZ BILL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KC0PP KEITH
N0TGR DICK
N4ELM DAVE

73'S
HOPE TO HEAR EVERYONE AGAIN NEXT WEEK

BERT
N0YJ


w0rw @ Ice Station Zebra, 18 June, 1700z, 14061 kHz.

w0rw
 

I will be operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>.

Date:   18 June  2020.                      
Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1.

Time:  1700z.

 

I will be using my   PRC319 "Lite", 

It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside

 <http://www.kitsandparts.com/1watter-V3.php>,

driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> .

 It also has a QRPguys Digital Frequency counter in the display window

 <http://qrpguys.apps-1and1.com/smt-digital-dialcounter>, all sealed in a water tight, goat proof case.

 

 You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in the NAQCC Newsletter:

http://www.naqcc.info/newsletter_current.pdf


  It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack.

barely enough weight to keep a whip vertical.

It looks like a real PRC319 but...’If you ever saw it you would say it Glows'... The frequency counter display glows red.

  The high temperature should be 68 F.

 

Paul w0rw

@ Ice Station Zebra, Colorado



Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

w2sh@...
 

From NJ I have usually been the most "DX" QNI.  But tonight it was a pleasure to cede that honor when I heard (with difficulty because at only 105 miles distant, he is almost within my skip zone) WB1GYZ, Bob, as a successful QNI to the 40m net.  Of course we are mutually well known, being  longstanding members of the New England QRP Club (NEQRP) with our regular QNIs to its weekly CW net that meets on Thursdays at 2030 hours ET on 3.566 mHz.. 4SQRPers invited to QNI!

As for 80m, tonight there was a ragchew going on with one station on 3563.93 and the other on 3564.06 kHz.  These guys neatly bracketed where I had hoped to hear the 4SQRP net, and with quiet band condx, take a stab at a QNI.  I searched up and down and never heard Johnny or the net.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH





From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 21:54
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT
 
GE GROUP 
Pretty good net for thunderstorm season. 
quite a bit of qrn on my end, no static crashes for a change! 

Check in's were: 
40 Meters
K4EQ DOUBLE 
N4ELM 
W2SH 
N4MJ
KW4JS
WI5H FIRST TIME 
WB1GYZ

80 METERS 
N0YJ 
KL7IXI
K4EQ DOUBLE Good Job Dale! 
cu all next week, 
72 
73
Johnny AC0BQ



--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

GE GROUP 
Pretty good net for thunderstorm season. 
quite a bit of qrn on my end, no static crashes for a change! 

Check in's were: 
40 Meters
K4EQ DOUBLE 
N4ELM 
W2SH 
N4MJ
KW4JS
WI5H FIRST TIME 
WB1GYZ

80 METERS 
N0YJ 
KL7IXI
K4EQ DOUBLE Good Job Dale! 
cu all next week, 
72 
73
Johnny AC0BQ



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/17/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(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/ACØBQ 

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 operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* 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: The mysteries of tuning a random wire

Dave W0DCX
 

Sorry, some formatting inconsistencies in the table previously posted.  Here is the corrected version.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/17/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 17 June 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/ACØBQ 

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 operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* 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: The mysteries of tuning a random wire

Ronald Morrison
 

If you search for W4RNL you will find many great articles on antennas, tuners, etc.

Ron, K5DUZ

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 06:43:37 AM CDT, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:


Great find Ron — thanks for sharing!

W8JI’s site has a lot of good material. Found this page


which has advice on tuning T-match tuners for maximum efficiency. (Was that in this thread, or another?)


On Jun 17, 2020, at 2:44 AM, Ronald Morrison <rmrrisn@...> wrote:

Highly recommended reading. Note recommendation about not connecting the counterpoise to the station ground.


Ron, K5DUZ

--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: The mysteries of tuning a random wire

Dave W0DCX
 

Taking the next step I took N5IB's advice and took the impedance calculations to completion.  I'm not sure if the VNA will do this for me, but for now I constructed an Excel spreadsheet where I can just plug in the values the VNA gives me and get the final results.  I've checked the calculations a few times and don't find any errors.  The results still puzzle me.  Some of the numbers I can rationalize from the actual behavior of my ATU but then some of the numbers don't make sense.  I may be doing something wrong, or maybe there is some sort of voodoo going on in my wires.


Second Sunday Sprint Results for June

John Lonigro
 

Participation was down for June - only 9 entries.  I guess with more states loosening up restrictions, not as many of us are staying home anymore.  Regardless, we did have a new participant: Brian (KB9BVN) from New Whiteland, IN.  Welcome Brian!  I hope you become a regular in the 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint.

The June winner was Chas, W2SH, with 16 QSO points, followed by Glenn, N4MJ, with 14.  Tied for third place were Nick, WB5BKL, and Carl, AA5VE (good call), with 12 points each.  Chas will receive his June certificate shortly.

With the June contest behind us, we've reached the halfway point for 2020.  Leading the pack for the year is Chas, W2SH, with 97 points, followed by John K4BAI with 75 points and Nick WB5BKL with 63.  Any of the first six or eight participants has a good chance of catching up with Chas or at least finishing in the top three.  Recall that the three top finishers at the end of the year will all receive certificates.

I hope everyone has a good Field Day, as least as good as possible this year.  Have a good July 4th as well.

72 until July 12,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator