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Re: FS EZKeyer III

Paul Goemans
 

Bobby,
  I will remove the batteries as I don’t want them to come loose in shipping and cause problems!
The manual is on the 4SQRP web page with documentation for the kit. OK?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 

From: Bobby Rolph via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:19 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] FS EZKeyer III
 
I will take it if it is still for sale Paul. 73 Oh yeah send me your PayPal address.
Bobby Rolph
Kb4qnr



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On Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:27 AM, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:

Hello gang,
  Selling my EZKeyer III that I built. Picture below is the actual unit. Set up with internal AAA x 3 cell holder power, onboard piezo sidetone. Works like a champ, but after some recent shack changes, I no longer need it. Shipped to your US address for $40 check or PayPal.
 
 


Re: FS EZKeyer III

Bobby Rolph
 

I will take it if it is still for sale Paul. 73 Oh yeah send me your PayPal address.
Bobby Rolph
Kb4qnr

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:27 AM, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:

Hello gang,
  Selling my EZKeyer III that I built. Picture below is the actual unit. Set up with internal AAA x 3 cell holder power, onboard piezo sidetone. Works like a champ, but after some recent shack changes, I no longer need it. Shipped to your US address for $40 check or PayPal.
 
4SQRP EZ Keyer III
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Richard West <rewest71@...>
 

Hi Johnny,

I was able to monitor some voices on the 40m net until the noise floor overcame them. The signal here into Central Valley, CA was at best a S 2-3, but couldn't identify any station callsigns. Figured a barefoot check-in wouldn't work well, and take up too much net time. Hopefully, the conditions will improve over time. Will investigate the D-Star or other avenues of digital communications, though prefer HF when, and if possible.

73,

Wes
KH2EE

On Jun 25, 2020, at 6:42 AM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Correction:
I missed N4MJ Glenn
Sorry about that.
73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 8:58 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge Group 
Nice Net on 40, conditions were pretty good. 
Static crashes were about normal! 

Check in's were: 
 40 Meters
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
WA9PWP PAUL 
W2SH CHAS 
KK5IB DARRYL 
N5IB JIM Rock Bound on the Bayou Jumper proto type.

80 Meters was terrible Noisy
Conditions were poor to say the least.

Check in's were: 
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL, DOUBLE 
N4ELM DAVE  Pretty thin but I got a signal report! 

72 
Take Care, Stay Well. 
Johnny AC0BQ

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FS EZKeyer III

Paul Goemans
 

Hello gang,
  Selling my EZKeyer III that I built. Picture below is the actual unit. Set up with internal AAA x 3 cell holder power, onboard piezo sidetone. Works like a champ, but after some recent shack changes, I no longer need it. Shipped to your US address for $40 check or PayPal.
 
4SQRP EZ Keyer III
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Correction:
I missed N4MJ Glenn
Sorry about that.
73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 8:58 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge Group 
Nice Net on 40, conditions were pretty good. 
Static crashes were about normal! 

Check in's were: 
 40 Meters
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
WA9PWP PAUL 
W2SH CHAS 
KK5IB DARRYL 
N5IB JIM Rock Bound on the Bayou Jumper proto type.

80 Meters was terrible Noisy
Conditions were poor to say the least.

Check in's were: 
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL, DOUBLE 
N4ELM DAVE  Pretty thin but I got a signal report! 

72 
Take Care, Stay Well. 
Johnny AC0BQ

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Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights net Checkins
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N4ELM DAVE
KU5M JOE
K0BC GARY
KA4RUR FRED

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

73'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Dave Redfearn
 

Thanks Johnny!

A lot of thunder crashes on 80 tonight and copy was pretty rough.

I was running my TAC-1 40 & 80 Meter radios tonight.
Used them last week too but when you did not respond back to me on 80, I checked the radio and realized it was transmitting off frequency.
I got it adjusted over the weekend and was glad to hear you come back to me tonight.

73 - Dave, N4ELM


40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Nice Net on 40, conditions were pretty good. 
Static crashes were about normal! 

Check in's were: 
 40 Meters
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
WA9PWP PAUL 
W2SH CHAS 
KK5IB DARRYL 
N5IB JIM Rock Bound on the Bayou Jumper proto type.

80 Meters was terrible Noisy
Conditions were poor to say the least.

Check in's were: 
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL, DOUBLE 
N4ELM DAVE  Pretty thin but I got a signal report! 

72 
Take Care, Stay Well. 
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Tonight’s CW Nets

w2sh@...
 

40m was a FB QNI.  On 80m I could hear Johnny and tell by his fist that it was him on 3564.07, but he wasn't copyable so  I didn't attempt a QNI. I think it was WA9PWP that announced his presence to be the first QNI.

80m is tough in the summer for a kilomile distance 4SQRP QSO.  However last night I QNI'd with ease the Michigan QRP net on 3535 kHz..  K8JRO, the NCS, was a rock solid 599 over a 500-mile path.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 20:15
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] Tonight’s CW Nets
 
Ge group
We have some boomers about 50 miles west of us, I hope they aren’t too loud for me to hear you.
I will give it a try at 8:00 and we will see how it goes?
72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Re: Tonight’s CW Nets

Gwen Patton
 

I could hear activity, but couldn't get enough past the noise to get even a single call sign. So I just listened for a while, trying to pick things out.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 9:27 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Got you Jim
I was running the Kx3 pretty wide and I usually keep RIT active.
The little rig was sounding good tonight.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 7:48 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
will try to check in on 40 m with the prototype Bayou Jumper... be sure to listen down a bit... my xtal is 7121.7

Jim, N5IB



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Re: Tonight’s CW Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Got you Jim
I was running the Kx3 pretty wide and I usually keep RIT active.
The little rig was sounding good tonight.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 7:48 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
will try to check in on 40 m with the prototype Bayou Jumper... be sure to listen down a bit... my xtal is 7121.7

Jim, N5IB



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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/24/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 24 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: Tonight’s CW Nets

Jim, N5IB
 

will try to check in on 40 m with the prototype Bayou Jumper... be sure to listen down a bit... my xtal is 7121.7

Jim, N5IB


Tonight’s CW Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
We have some boomers about 50 miles west of us, I hope they aren’t too loud for me to hear you.
I will give it a try at 8:00 and we will see how it goes?
72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/24/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Nate 
The Dstar guys use the pi star dashboard.
I’m not sure if it supports all star?
73
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 5:56 PM Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
* On 2020 24 Jun 15:01 -0500, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar wrote:

> ** 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 NØ YJ.

Is there a bridge from this TG to AllStar?  I asks as I know some exist
and I just got an AllStar node (51932) configured and connected to my
440 repeater.  I'd check in as my schedule allows and possibly Mike,
AC0I, who has been to Oazarkcon in the past.

If not, could someone consider such a bridge?

72, Nate

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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/24/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

 

* On 2020 24 Jun 15:01 -0500, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar wrote:

** 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 NØ YJ.
Is there a bridge from this TG to AllStar? I asks as I know some exist
and I just got an AllStar node (51932) configured and connected to my
440 repeater. I'd check in as my schedule allows and possibly Mike,
AC0I, who has been to Oazarkcon in the past.

If not, could someone consider such a bridge?

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Web: https://www.n0nb.us
Projects: https://github.com/N0NB
GPG fingerprint: 82D6 4F6B 0E67 CD41 F689 BBA6 FB2C 5130 D55A 8819


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/24/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 24 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.


Random Wire Tuning - Take 2

Dave W0DCX
 

After reviewing the previous thread on this topic, I felt somewhat uneasy about my contribution to the discussion.  I felt as if my reporting became somewhat desultory.  So, I have done some more analysis and would like to share it along with some additional context.  Keep in mind, I am trying to optimize a wire antenna for DIRECT use with my KX2 while NOT using my 9:1 unun.  When I used the unun I can get just about any length wire to tune okay.  So I am trying to create a minimal operating system here.

The original study under discussion used a 72-foot wire.  Why did I select this length?  For one thing, according to the random wire antenna links, one of which was shared by another contributor, 71-72 feet is suggested as one of the preferred lengths in order to avoid 1/2 wavelength multiples on any common HF band.  1/2 wave multiples present high impedances to the transceiver.  The second reason I selected 72 feet was that it is exactly the distance from my transceiver to the high branch of a tree in my backyard where I have a nylon haul line installed.  This length of antenna wire allows me to get the distal end of the antenna as high as possible (33 feet), all the way up to the branch.

Well, 72 feet worked really well on 30 meters, and if I was going to work just 30 meters this is the antenna I would haul up the tree.  Great SWR, great tuning, and as high as possible.  BUT there were tuning issues for me on other important bands like 20 meters and 40 meters.  So today I tried something a little different.  I decided to trade-off the maximum antenna height for a more useful antenna length, one that might tune better on more bands.  I selected a 50-foot wire which was able to get the distal end of the wire up to a height of about 28 feet.  I used my 29-foot counterpoise wire in conjunction with this antenna.

Below is a Table showing my results from NanoVNA measurements and actual KX2 ATU tuning results.  The bottom line is that the 50-foot wire was quite workable on all the bands I tested - EXCEPT FOR 30 METERS where my 72-foot wire excelled.  I can live with that.  Also, except for 10 meters where reactance was slightly inductive, reactances all on other bands were capacitive.  The big caveat is that I do not fully understand or trust what the NanoVNA is telling me.  But I am presenting the numbers as raw data and also some resulting impedance calculations I performed.  I just want to put the numbers out there and see if they make sense to anyone else.  Perhaps the VNA is not functioning accurately on all frequencies.  Perhaps I still not yet know how to use it properly.  Also, I understand that using different lengths of counterpoise or changing the counterpoise positioning relative to ground and the antenna wire may have impacts on the results.

Well, here is my 50-foot wire antenna Table from this morning.  (Excel document as an attachment, too).  While futzing with things I made two QSOs on 40 meters - Florida and Georgia.  Your mileage may vary.



73,
Dave W0DCX


Re: FW: W4OP

John Nicholas
 

Link goes to a ISP in SW Colorado.

73

de KEoZUW  -  John

On Jun 24, 2020, at 6:09 AM, Dean LaClair <dean.k2ww@...> wrote:

Parinc1 {@} frontier.net

I'm sure Dale can put you on the right track

73
Dean
K2WW


Re: Field Day Operation remotely as a group

Tony Scandurra K4QE <k4qe@...>
 

No.  Only contesting clubs participating in contests like the ARRL DX Contest need to be on the ARRL Contest Club List.  Despite the fact that clubs are listed in the Field Day listings, there is no official “club competition” in Field Day.  Why?  Because Field Day is not a contest!

On Jun 24, 2020, at 9:42 AM, Bill Lamm <kd9mdl@...> wrote:

Dosen't the club need to register for field day and state the club name for field day thus defining the exact name to be used by us from our home locations?

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