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Re: The mysteries of tuning a random wire

Mike Malone
 

To all of the participants in this thread, first... thank you!  Great information.  Now second, can I print this in the QRP Quarterly?  I would need you all to give me an okay to do so.  I would edit it into an article and credit you all with it and probably present it as the thread it is.  I found it fascinating and informative, after all... we are all stuck at home and have wire and tuners.  This is timely for those with time on their hands.
Mike KD5KXF
QRP Arci Qrp Quarterly Editor


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:20 AM Dave W0DCX <cwqrp73@...> wrote:
I want to thank everyone for their helpful and educational input.  I am going to study the resources provided and do some further experimentation with various random wire configurations.  .  If I discover anything of interest I will let you all know.  Best 73s!
Dave W0DCX


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

I did finally find a reference to abbreviations and acronyms in a FAQ: 
Each participant will submit his or her own independent entry under his or her call sign. ARRL will calculate the aggregate score based upon the club name entered on the official Field Day entry form via the web applet (preferred method) or on the paper Field Day entry form. In order for results to be tabulated correctly, all club participants must enter the club’s official name exactly the same, avoiding abbreviations or acronyms. This is important!

I think the chances for getting Four States QRP Group entered correctly by each participant is less likely than 4SQRP.
But - i'll bow to those that will be participating that have a voice for how they'd prefer to specify the club.
(I know my old club, the Midland Amateur Radio Club, will be using "Midland ARC")
73,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

J.K. Wright
 

The Field Day Entry form (field 2) says club name.  Our club's interpretation is full name for club. Our acronym is RAGS.  We would like everyone to know that is Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse.... 4SQRP might work, but would it attract any new members to the club that way?  IMHO.


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 1:06 PM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:
Ya made me look... 
I was not able to find anything about acronyms (prohibiting or discouraging) in regards to the club name.
Just that it had to spelled exactly the same or it won't get aggregated.
If you can send that info - it would be VERY much appreciated.
Thanks & 73,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

J.K. Wright
 

I am out and about. Did you look in the ARRL FD app info for filing. L double check when I get home.
NK2C

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 1:06 PM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:
Ya made me look... 
I was not able to find anything about acronyms (prohibiting or discouraging) in regards to the club name.
Just that it had to spelled exactly the same or it won't get aggregated.
If you can send that info - it would be VERY much appreciated.
Thanks & 73,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok Ed
I’m good for using 4SQRP to register the log points.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 1:31 PM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:
Hey Johnny - naw I'll use my call, thanks.   
But if we want to do an aggregate club score, we could us the method described previously.
They don't seem to care about sending in a pre-registed list of participants or anything for this "special" Field Day 2020 club score.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Hey Johnny - naw I'll use my call, thanks.   
But if we want to do an aggregate club score, we could us the method described previously.
They don't seem to care about sending in a pre-registed list of participants or anything for this "special" Field Day 2020 club score.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Ed and the Group
I think I will operate from home on Battery as well.

Your welcome to use the club Call,
WQ5RP.
I am the call sign trustee so just don’t get me in trouble with the FCC!!!

72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:09 AM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:

#FIELDDAY  
I'll probably be operating Field Day this year. 
It'll be a pretty limited effort from our place near the Lake (near Pryor OK).
My sons (both hams) are both in town and we may go multi op...  may not.
Since the 2020 rules allows for "Club" scores from multiple sites... would anyone else like to use the club-name "4SQRP" in their summary report to ARRL to combine scores for the Four State group?
I don't see that there's any limitation on how distant/close the individual stations have to be to use the individual/combo-group scoring.
If you haven't been aware, the ARRL is also allowing "points" to-from class "D" (home stations using commercial power) for 2020.
So no real requirement to go full blown emergency style operation this year.
I'll probably still go with battery power/solar/QRP.
I'm just not sure if i'll set up an emergency antenna or use the loop that's already in the trees.
In any case, i hope you'll get on for at least a little while and participate in the event.
If can satisfy many modes of operation and needs for states worked, or testing out antennas, etc.
No need to view this as a contest unless you have all those competitive juices flowing.
"IF" we decide "we'd" like to use the combo scoring for our club - all entries must use the same EXACT club name in their individual summary submission.
You still use your own call - and you get a regular individual score as well as contribute to the Club score.
I'd suggest "4SQRP" as the "exact" name.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Thank you for the group add

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Wes
Welcome to the group.
We’re a friendly helpful group that 
Shares common interest of QRP radios and building, along with the fun toys that make them work!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 12:19 PM Richard West via groups.io <rewest71=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings All,

Thank you for the 4SQRP group add. I'm looking forward to receiving your current activities schedule, hints, kinks, notice of any new kits, and general information to perpetuate the QRP CW craft in this digital age of radio. Thank you.

73,

Richard 'Wes' West
KH2EE





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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Thank you for the group add

Richard West <rewest71@...>
 

Greetings All,

Thank you for the 4SQRP group add. I'm looking forward to receiving your current activities schedule, hints, kinks, notice of any new kits, and general information to perpetuate the QRP CW craft in this digital age of radio. Thank you.

73,

Richard 'Wes' West
KH2EE


Re: w0rw @Ice Station Zebra, 22 June , 1600z, 14061 kHz

Gary Babcock
 

Hi Paul,
What MODE will you be operating, CW or Digi ???

Regards,
Gary - W5GNB


On Monday, June 22, 2020, 7:38:44 AM MDT, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:


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

Date:  22 June 2020.
Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1.

Time:  1600z - 1630z, (1200 EDT).

    This is a maintenance day but i will be taking a do-nut break at 1600z.

Working here at 8500 feet is like being in a National Park, lots of clear skies, 

pine trees and meadow larks around. In fact there is a National Monument, 

 https://www.nps.gov/flfo/index.htm, just down the road.


   I will be using my   PRC319 "Lite" with it's new Hi-Per-Lite audio filter.

i had to change the 1 Watter side tones to 714 Hz to get through the filter.

(Thanks to N0UTJ for shipping the filter and NM0S for the design.

'NM0S' might look like an obscure call sign to you but NMOS was a 

popular high density IC fabrication process in the 80's).


   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>. 

   This whole rig is made up of Kits, (Thanks Kit Makers),

 all sealed up 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  or in CQ Magazine, June 2017.

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

barely enough weight to keep a whip vertical.

  

Paul w0rw

Colorado



Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Ya made me look... 
I was not able to find anything about acronyms (prohibiting or discouraging) in regards to the club name.
Just that it had to spelled exactly the same or it won't get aggregated.
If you can send that info - it would be VERY much appreciated.
Thanks & 73,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: w0rw @Ice Station Zebra, 22 June , 1600z, 14061 kHz

Bob Parr
 

Damn, I tried to join in, but had a friend drop by to pick up something and by the time I got back, and had a break from work, things were quiet already.  I thought I heard some slow CW, which would have been awesome.
 
Bob
KG6GTE

> NADA here,  Did work W2KJ, and WB8CCR + were QRV.  WA9PWP 
>
> Sent from Pauls iPhone
>
>> On Jun 22, 2020, at 8:38 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
>>
>>
> ?
>
> ._,_


Re: w0rw @Ice Station Zebra, 22 June , 1600z, 14061 kHz

Paul Goemans
 

NADA here,
  Did work W2KJ, and WB8CCR + were QRV. 
WA9PWP 

Sent from Pauls iPhone

On Jun 22, 2020, at 8:38 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:



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

Date:  22 June 2020.
Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1.

Time:  1600z - 1630z, (1200 EDT).

    This is a maintenance day but i will be taking a do-nut break at 1600z.

Working here at 8500 feet is like being in a National Park, lots of clear skies, 

pine trees and meadow larks around. In fact there is a National Monument, 

 https://www.nps.gov/flfo/index.htm, just down the road.


   I will be using my   PRC319 "Lite" with it's new Hi-Per-Lite audio filter.

i had to change the 1 Watter side tones to 714 Hz to get through the filter.

(Thanks to N0UTJ for shipping the filter and NM0S for the design.

'NM0S' might look like an obscure call sign to you but NMOS was a 

popular high density IC fabrication process in the 80's).


   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>. 

   This whole rig is made up of Kits, (Thanks Kit Makers),

 all sealed up 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  or in CQ Magazine, June 2017.

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

barely enough weight to keep a whip vertical.

  

Paul w0rw

Colorado



Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

J.K. Wright
 

Better ck ARRL guidance on name. I believe it specifically states not to use acronyms.
NK2C

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 12:09 PM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:

#FIELDDAY  
I'll probably be operating Field Day this year. 
It'll be a pretty limited effort from our place near the Lake (near Pryor OK).
My sons (both hams) are both in town and we may go multi op...  may not.
Since the 2020 rules allows for "Club" scores from multiple sites... would anyone else like to use the club-name "4SQRP" in their summary report to ARRL to combine scores for the Four State group?
I don't see that there's any limitation on how distant/close the individual stations have to be to use the individual/combo-group scoring.
If you haven't been aware, the ARRL is also allowing "points" to-from class "D" (home stations using commercial power) for 2020.
So no real requirement to go full blown emergency style operation this year.
I'll probably still go with battery power/solar/QRP.
I'm just not sure if i'll set up an emergency antenna or use the loop that's already in the trees.
In any case, i hope you'll get on for at least a little while and participate in the event.
If can satisfy many modes of operation and needs for states worked, or testing out antennas, etc.
No need to view this as a contest unless you have all those competitive juices flowing.
"IF" we decide "we'd" like to use the combo scoring for our club - all entries must use the same EXACT club name in their individual summary submission.
You still use your own call - and you get a regular individual score as well as contribute to the Club score.
I'd suggest "4SQRP" as the "exact" name.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

#FIELDDAY  
I'll probably be operating Field Day this year. 
It'll be a pretty limited effort from our place near the Lake (near Pryor OK).
My sons (both hams) are both in town and we may go multi op...  may not.
Since the 2020 rules allows for "Club" scores from multiple sites... would anyone else like to use the club-name "4SQRP" in their summary report to ARRL to combine scores for the Four State group?
I don't see that there's any limitation on how distant/close the individual stations have to be to use the individual/combo-group scoring.
If you haven't been aware, the ARRL is also allowing "points" to-from class "D" (home stations using commercial power) for 2020.
So no real requirement to go full blown emergency style operation this year.
I'll probably still go with battery power/solar/QRP.
I'm just not sure if i'll set up an emergency antenna or use the loop that's already in the trees.
In any case, i hope you'll get on for at least a little while and participate in the event.
If can satisfy many modes of operation and needs for states worked, or testing out antennas, etc.
No need to view this as a contest unless you have all those competitive juices flowing.
"IF" we decide "we'd" like to use the combo scoring for our club - all entries must use the same EXACT club name in their individual summary submission.
You still use your own call - and you get a regular individual score as well as contribute to the Club score.
I'd suggest "4SQRP" as the "exact" name.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


w0rw @Ice Station Zebra, 22 June , 1600z, 14061 kHz

w0rw
 

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

Date:  22 June 2020.
Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1.

Time:  1600z - 1630z, (1200 EDT).

    This is a maintenance day but i will be taking a do-nut break at 1600z.

Working here at 8500 feet is like being in a National Park, lots of clear skies, 

pine trees and meadow larks around. In fact there is a National Monument, 

 https://www.nps.gov/flfo/index.htm, just down the road.


   I will be using my   PRC319 "Lite" with it's new Hi-Per-Lite audio filter.

i had to change the 1 Watter side tones to 714 Hz to get through the filter.

(Thanks to N0UTJ for shipping the filter and NM0S for the design.

'NM0S' might look like an obscure call sign to you but NMOS was a 

popular high density IC fabrication process in the 80's).


   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>. 

   This whole rig is made up of Kits, (Thanks Kit Makers),

 all sealed up 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  or in CQ Magazine, June 2017.

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

barely enough weight to keep a whip vertical.

  

Paul w0rw

Colorado



Re: Bayou Jumper

Bob Parr
 

The more I think about it, it may have been closer to $80.
 
Bob
KG5GTE

> Bob,  That works.   There has been one floating around locally, for
> $125.  I was wondering about the difference between the kit price
> and this one.   It is in a nice wooden case!  Reminds me of some
> that OSS put out disguised for their teams behind the German Lines
> during WWII.  Nice touch for 40 meters 
>
> de KEoZUW  John
>
>> On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Bob Parr <parr@...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> I want to say it was around $50 if you meant the radio.  if you
>> mean the boxes the readio was designed to fit, I don't remember.
>>
>> Bob
>> Kg5GTE
>>
>>
>>>> On Jun 19, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Bob Parr <parr@...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Oooohh,  NOW you are talking!!!  I would buy a big box to fit
>>>> two or three bands in it!
>>>>
>>>> Bob
>>>> KG5GT
>>>>
>>>
>>>> What did the original sell for as a kit?  de KEoZUW
>
>


Re: Bayou Jumper

Jess Gypin
 

It was intended to mimick the Paraset

On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:44 AM, John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:

Bob,  That works.   There has been one floating around locally, for $125.  I was wondering about the difference between the kit price and this one.   It is in a nice wooden case!  Reminds me of some that OSS put out disguised for their teams behind the German Lines during WWII.  Nice touch for 40 meters 

de KEoZUW  John

On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:

I want to say it was around $50 if you meant the radio.  if you mean the boxes the readio was designed to fit, I don't remember.
 
Bob
Kg5GTE

>> On Jun 19, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
>>
>> Oooohh,  NOW you are talking!!!  I would buy a big box to fit two
>> or three bands in it!
>>
>> Bob
>> KG5GT
>
>
>> What did the original sell for as a kit?  de KEoZUW
>>
>>


Re: Bayou Jumper

John Nicholas
 

Bob,  That works.   There has been one floating around locally, for $125.  I was wondering about the difference between the kit price and this one.   It is in a nice wooden case!  Reminds me of some that OSS put out disguised for their teams behind the German Lines during WWII.  Nice touch for 40 meters 

de KEoZUW  John

On Jun 21, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:

I want to say it was around $50 if you meant the radio.  if you mean the boxes the readio was designed to fit, I don't remember.
 
Bob
Kg5GTE

>> On Jun 19, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
>>
>> Oooohh,  NOW you are talking!!!  I would buy a big box to fit two
>> or three bands in it!
>>
>> Bob
>> KG5GT
>
>
>> What did the original sell for as a kit?  de KEoZUW
>>
>>


Re: Bayou Jumper

Bob Parr
 

I want to say it was around $50 if you meant the radio.  if you mean the boxes the readio was designed to fit, I don't remember.
 
Bob
Kg5GTE

>> On Jun 19, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
>>
>> Oooohh,  NOW you are talking!!!  I would buy a big box to fit two
>> or three bands in it!
>>
>> Bob
>> KG5GT
>
>
>> What did the original sell for as a kit?  de KEoZUW
>>
>>

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