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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/01/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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: Random Wire Tuning - Take 2

Curt
 

This interests me, although don't own a KX2.  My K1-4 has 15, 20, 30, and 40M.  It also has a KAT1 internal tuner.  I usually use a SOTA tuner to load a 34' wire in a tree with the internal tuner disabled.  No radials.  For 30M I clip in an additional 16 feet.  This scheme works very well.  As simple as SOTA tuner is, it is too bad an internal version for the K1 was never offered. 

I have been wanting an antenna requiring no devices external to the radio and using the internal tuner, looks like 50' with 29' counterpoise might work for 15, 20, and 40M.  My only concern is it isn't mentioned by Cebik, unless this is a "special case" for an inverted L.

I seem to recall the KAT1 manual suggesting a 51' element with a 1/4 wavelength counterpoise @ 40M or about 34 feet.  I also encountered suggestion for deploying a horizontal loop, which wouldn't require any counterpoise.  Of course a loop would be more of a pain to deploy than a single wire.  But, Cebik mentions them and I use a 40M FW loop on all bands effectively for the home station.

72, Curt KB5JO


FD Summary

W9QS
 


Plans to operate from the back yard were scrubbed after looking at the weekend forecast.    This old guy doesn’t do well in 90 plus temps and thunderstorms.  I operated 1E with the K2 and gelcell power.  Total Q’s 217 ducking the the storms and getting sleep.  Details, 57 on 40, 78 on 20, 47 on 15 and 35 on 10 all on CW.

Total submitted to ARRL for 4state was 2320.   Online submission was super easy and quick.

72


Re: Field Day Reports

B C K9WIS <k9wis@...>
 

this was a fun event..learned a lot about power budget management with solar panel and battery as power source. I waited until after 18:00Z on Saturday to throw my dipole up into a a couple of trees in the yard and set up the radio and computer on the patio. It took all of 15 minutes to set up and that short delay bought me an extra  3 hours in the contest that allowed me to operate Sunday afternoon when the bands were more QRP friendly.  226 Q's, plus w1aw fd message, 100% emergency, natural power bonus points..oh, an dont forget the 50 free points for submitting logs online.

Brian K9WIS

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From: "Keith Arns via groups.io"
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday June 25 2020 8:44:19PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Field Day Reports

This certainly going to be a strange year for FD.  Take a photo and / or write up a short paragraph and share your experiences with the 4State QRP Group.  It is always fun to see what others are doing. I will do a special FD issue of the QRP Banner.  Send your info to the link below.  Have fun and be safe.

editorqrpbanner@...

Regards,
KC0PP
Keith Arns
QRP Banner Editor


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

WA4EFS
 

I have also read the book. It is very good.

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Martin
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 8:47 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Of interest, a "paraset" connection

 

I have read the book as with all of them about the SOE and OSS the radio networks were a key part operators were hard to come by  as their lives were short lived 

On Monday, June 29, 2020, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul,

i misunderstood.

i have ordered it and will put it into the W0RW Lending Library.

Paul  w0rw


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

keith ford
 

She was missing one leg also. 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, June 29, 2020, 07:32, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:

If I mislead anyone, I do not own the book. I just heard of it on Facebook.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Of interest, a "paraset" connection
 
Thanks, Paul-
 
Very interesting!
 
73- Dave, K1SWL
 
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:13 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Hello all,
  I just discovered a book which might be of interest. It is the story of a Baltimore woman, Virginia Hall. She became an incredibly successful spy in WW2 occupied France, first for the British SOE, and later for the US OSS. I have not read the book but saw an illustration from the book of her operating a “paraset” type spy radio! Has anyone read the book?
 
a-woman-of-no-importance-blog
 
virginia-hall-blog-post-web
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Field Day Reports

Curt
 

Worked 16 stations over 2 hours operating CW on 15, 20, 40 from the patio table using a K1-4 into a wire thrown into a pine tree.  Attached is a picture of the setup.  Ignore the clutter please lol.  I quit smoking years ago but the stone ashtray is useful for anchoring the station end of the wire.   The flyswatter is appropriate this time of the year here.

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Thomas Martin
 

I have read the book as with all of them about the SOE and OSS the radio networks were a key part operators were hard to come by  as their lives were short lived 


On Monday, June 29, 2020, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
Thanks Paul,
i misunderstood.
i have ordered it and will put it into the W0RW Lending Library.
Paul  w0rw


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

w0rw
 

Thanks Paul,
i misunderstood.
i have ordered it and will put it into the W0RW Lending Library.
Paul  w0rw


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Paul Goemans
 

If I mislead anyone, I do not own the book. I just heard of it on Facebook.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Dave Benson
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 7:25 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Of interest, a "paraset" connection
 
Thanks, Paul-
 
Very interesting!
 
73- Dave, K1SWL
 
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:13 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Hello all,
  I just discovered a book which might be of interest. It is the story of a Baltimore woman, Virginia Hall. She became an incredibly successful spy in WW2 occupied France, first for the British SOE, and later for the US OSS. I have not read the book but saw an illustration from the book of her operating a “paraset” type spy radio! Has anyone read the book?
 
a-woman-of-no-importance-blog
 
virginia-hall-blog-post-web
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
_._,_._,_

 


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Dave Benson
 

Thanks, Paul-

Very interesting!

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:13 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Hello all,
  I just discovered a book which might be of interest. It is the story of a Baltimore woman, Virginia Hall. She became an incredibly successful spy in WW2 occupied France, first for the British SOE, and later for the US OSS. I have not read the book but saw an illustration from the book of her operating a “paraset” type spy radio! Has anyone read the book?
 
a-woman-of-no-importance-blog
 
virginia-hall-blog-post-web
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Paul Goemans
 

Hello all,
  I just discovered a book which might be of interest. It is the story of a Baltimore woman, Virginia Hall. She became an incredibly successful spy in WW2 occupied France, first for the British SOE, and later for the US OSS. I have not read the book but saw an illustration from the book of her operating a “paraset” type spy radio! Has anyone read the book?
 
a-woman-of-no-importance-blog
 
virginia-hall-blog-post-web
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Field Day Reports

John - KK4ITX
 

Woody,

It sounds like a very successful outing despite a few hics & cups.  You have quite an arsenal of equipment too.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁


Re: Delta Mike Romeo Net

Michael McEwen
 

TNX! 73 Doc K5osa 


On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 11:39 Mike Heitmann <n0so@...> wrote:
Here is a YouTube video to help get you started:

And some reading material:

72/73 de Mike, N0SO

On Jun 27, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:


Please give the address for a good intro to DMR operating.  73, Mike K5OSA 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 21:21 Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Tonights net Checkins
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N4ELM DAVE
KU5M JOE
K0BC GARY
KA4RUR FRED

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

73'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: Field Day Reports

Woody Hester
 

OK. I'm done.  Had fun.  Spent a total of about 6 hours in the effort.  Lots of time switching rigs, finding connectors, hooking things up, etc.  Total of 35 states (CONUS) all 5W or less.  Highlight was a contact in VA with my Rockmite 20.  Low point was discovering my beloved HW-8 is not working (winter project I guess). Other rigs used with success MTR 2, 3 & 5 with 9V battery, SS40/NS40, SST 40, KX3 (5W), FT817ND.  Rigs used with no success Pixie, Cricket 80A, Ham Can and three different "Rex" rigs built at FDIM buildathons.  Naturally, the KX3 and FT-817ND were the work horses accounting for 80% of all contacts with the MTRs doing a great job too.  6BTV & 85 foot inverted L.  10M, 15M, 20M, 40M.  Good time!  72 all! Woody/WD9F


Re: Field Day Reports

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good luck on your field day ventures.
Have fun and stay Well!
72, 73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 10:46 AM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
AA0VE will be operating from a small bedroom, running a KX3 at 5W and a radio-controlled mag loop antenna.  I'll be 1E MO.

As an aside, the NWS shows a moderate chance of lightning/thunder between now and 1:00 Sunday afternoon - perfect timing!

During the contest, I will be snacking on grapes, in memory of Randy, WA0OUI.

73 and Good Luck in the Contest,

John, AA0VE

On 6/27/20 10:09 AM, Keith Arns via groups.io wrote:
K0FHG and I will be operating from a small park in St.  Peters, Mo. Running KX3's and Mag Loop antennas.  N0A for the St. Louis QRP Society; 2B Mo.

KC0PP

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Re: Delta Mike Romeo Net

Mike Heitmann
 

Here is a YouTube video to help get you started:

And some reading material:

72/73 de Mike, N0SO

On Jun 27, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:


Please give the address for a good intro to DMR operating.  73, Mike K5OSA 

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 21:21 Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Tonights net Checkins
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N4ELM DAVE
KU5M JOE
K0BC GARY
KA4RUR FRED

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

73'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: Field Day Reports

John Lonigro
 

AA0VE will be operating from a small bedroom, running a KX3 at 5W and a radio-controlled mag loop antenna.  I'll be 1E MO.

As an aside, the NWS shows a moderate chance of lightning/thunder between now and 1:00 Sunday afternoon - perfect timing!

During the contest, I will be snacking on grapes, in memory of Randy, WA0OUI.

73 and Good Luck in the Contest,

John, AA0VE

On 6/27/20 10:09 AM, Keith Arns via groups.io wrote:
K0FHG and I will be operating from a small park in St.  Peters, Mo. Running KX3's and Mag Loop antennas.  N0A for the St. Louis QRP Society; 2B Mo.

KC0PP


Re: Delta Mike Romeo Net

Michael McEwen
 

Please give the address for a good intro to DMR operating.  73, Mike K5OSA 


On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 21:21 Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Tonights net Checkins
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N4ELM DAVE
KU5M JOE
K0BC GARY
KA4RUR FRED

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

73'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: Field Day Reports

Keith Arns
 

K0FHG and I will be operating from a small park in St.  Peters, Mo. Running KX3's and Mag Loop antennas.  N0A for the St. Louis QRP Society; 2B Mo.

KC0PP