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Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Peter Dehman
 


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 4:32 PM griffithsesq.robert via groups.io <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I believe that a German Spy in the U.S. in WW2 was caught when a Radio Amateur working for either a Utility Company or the FCC recognized the buzzing of a faulty Electric Meter to be Morse Code. Radio Amateurs in the U.S. had been prohibited from being on the air.

Following up on Charles W2SH’s comment about messages to the French Resistance from the BBC:

“This is London calling. Some messages for our friends.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
It is Hot in the Suez.
It is Hot in the Suez.”
Evening, London, 6/5/44
Nous nous Souvenons.
73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths




Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

griffithsesq.robert
 

I believe that a German Spy in the U.S. in WW2 was caught when a Radio Amateur working for either a Utility Company or the FCC recognized the buzzing of a faulty Electric Meter to be Morse Code. Radio Amateurs in the U.S. had been prohibited from being on the air.

Following up on Charles W2SH’s comment about messages to the French Resistance from the BBC:

“This is London calling. Some messages for our friends.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
It is Hot in the Suez.
It is Hot in the Suez.”
Evening, London, 6/5/44
Nous nous Souvenons.
73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Para-sets and books

griffithsesq.robert
 

Responding to a request to identify the Para-Sets, I have included the two identifying placards that I photographed along side of the Para-Sets in the Les Invallides Military Museum In Paris. They were displayed in a wing of the Museum devoted to the French Resistance. I only photographed two placards although there are 3 Para-Sets so, I am not sure which goes with which however, I believe the first is the Type A Mark III, the second unknown, (Note the knobs labeled “BFO” and Volume”), and the third is the Type 3 Mark II. The first and third appear to have similar built in keys and a place for the Crystal in the middle. I think that is a Crystal plugged into the middle of the first set. As a side note, if you ever get to Paris, Les Invallides (sp) is well worth a visit. You could literally spend days there.



















73. Griff NE3I
Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

Robert
 

Your Sierra sounded great a little qsb but I was on my old Ten Tec Omni6+ it has pretty good ear's. The Sierra is a great rig, I still use mine often.

72's
Bert
N0YJ

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 10:33 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Bert,

Thanks for pulling me out of the noise!

Tonight I was running the Sierra at 2 - 2.5 watts.

The antenna on 40 M is a rotatable dipole up about 45 feet.
Today I got my 80 M inverted vee back up from having the house painted and it definitely hears better than the horizontal loop I've been using.

73 - Dave, N4ELM


Re: Para-sets and books

AE1NH <ae1nh@...>
 

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM, griffithsesq.robert wrote:
See photos below from Les Invalids (Sp) Military Museum in Paris if, they come through the Reflector.

Many of you have probably already read The Secret Wireless War -The Story of MI6 Communications 1939-1945 by Geoffrey P Pidgeon. There is a chapter on Clandestine Wireless and Agent Sets. Another section describes how German Operators used Q Signals in their messages to attempt to disguise military traffic as Amateur Radio communications.

Another recent book with some coverage of agents dropped behind the lines in WW2 is Last Hope Island.
73 Griff NE3I














Griff NE3i

The Paraset I am familiar with had the tubes mounted on top. Do you know what this radio is specifically called. I would like to find more info on it. Thx.


73 de AE1NH, Alan


Re: Para-sets and books

Bill Lamm
 

The original 'go-box' ..  this is a dangerous rabbit hole I must explore..  er um I mean avoid ..


Re: Special Field Day Edition of the QRP Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I agree, Nice job Keith
Thanks for pulling this together.
It was a fun read.
I just wish I had participated as planned.
72
Stay Well
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:27 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Keith, great publishing job. And also thanks to all the FD reports with pictures, real Ham Radio folks!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 17:09 Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have put together all of the responses to FD.  Thanks for all of the input.

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

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Re: Special Field Day Edition of the QRP Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Keith, great publishing job. And also thanks to all the FD reports with pictures, real Ham Radio folks!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 17:09 Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have put together all of the responses to FD.  Thanks for all of the input.

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

w2sh@...
 

The ability to operate a clandestine radio transmitter from batteries was an advantage because of the portability afforded.  But  more important was the removal of the equipment from mains power. 

Here's why.

The occupying Germans had mobile receiving units in automobiles with loop antennas.  But their task was made  easier when the Germans shut down various geographic sectors of commercially supplied electric power while the rogue transmitter was operating. Transmissions using commercial power immediately ceased and the location of the rogue transmitter became quickly localized.

72,

Charles, W2SH

P.S.  I am a former French national and my dad was in the resistance movement, never transmitting, but listening to coded messages contained in the daily French language broadcasts by the BBC from London.  With these he coordinated his sabotage efforts, spotting German coastal gun positions along the south-western coast of France while sailing a  "fishing" boat. 


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 0:09
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Of interest, a "paraset" connection
 
Yes, it seemed that those stationed at "listening posts" were the most vulnerable.
Since batteries were a scarce commodity, non-listening post stations completely shut down and hid the radio after their scheduled op-time. This, along with a secret, but appearingly random schedule, made detection more difficult.
When small aircraft made their nite pickup and drops of spies, batteries and first-aid supplies were usual cargo to the underground resistance groups.
Fantastic reading.
Frank N6CES



On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 6:14 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 6/30/2020 18:56, Frank Perkins wrote:
> I've read several books about those brave radio operators
> Men operators started to be arrested because most men were expected to
> be serving in the war, and those left behind became suspecious. So the
> spy operations started recruiting women, who went about their routine
> daily lives ignored by the German occupation staff.
> One book I liked was "The lost girls of Paris" by Pam Jenoff.
> Frank N6CES
>

Part of the problem also was that the allies were using direct
conversion receivers in their sets.  For those who aren't aware, DC
receivers tend to emit a heterodyne right on the frequency they're
operating on.  So when the German DF units found the general location of
the transmitted signal, if they got close enough they'd pick up the het
from the receiver right on the same frequency.  Get close enough to the
receiver and the het is almost as strong as the transmitted signal.  So
when you're trying to stay hidden, it's really bad when your receiver
puts out a strong signal on the freq you're operating on.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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Re: 40 & 80 meter net

Dave Redfearn
 

Bert,

Thanks for pulling me out of the noise!

Tonight I was running the Sierra at 2 - 2.5 watts.

The antenna on 40 M is a rotatable dipole up about 45 feet.
Today I got my 80 M inverted vee back up from having the house painted and it definitely hears better than the horizontal loop I've been using.

73 - Dave, N4ELM


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

Robert
 

NO WORRIES CHAS, HAD YOU SOLID ON 40, AND TRUST ME i HAVE BEEN CALLED MUCH WORSE THINGS THAN jOHNNY HI HI

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 9:14 PM <w2sh@...> wrote:
40m.  Sorry Bert for addressing you as Johnny.  WA9PWP is almost always the strongest station heard here in NJ and he didn't disappoint tonight with a robust 589.  Copy was a bit tough with QRN after a full day of thunderstorms here that only abated at sundown.  Spanish language SSB QRM was heavy both above and below 7.122 mHz.

80m.  Heard bits and pieces of you guys on 3,5640.04. Not enough readability to warrant my pushing the key.

72,

Charles
(aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Robert <e1dslr@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 21:53
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 & 80 meter net
 
Tnx to all of tonights check ins

40 meters

WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHARLES
N4MJ GLENN
N4ELM DAVE
KW4JS JOHN

80 METERS

WA9PWP PAUL
WN0WWY DALE
K4EQ DALE
N4ELM DAVE

72'S
BERT
N0YJ

--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

GOOD NET TONIGHT

N4ELM DAVE (CLEAN SWEEP 40 MTRS, 80 MTRS, AND DMR)
WG5F ED
N0MII JEFF
KA4RUR FRED
NK8O CHARLES WELCOME BACK
KC0PP KEITH
KB4QNR BOBBY
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KU5M JOE

73'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

John - KK4ITX
 

Tonight I tried again to work around the SB on 40m from Wells, ME..... I didn’t notice any difference from a few weeks ago at my QTH in Florida.  80m is just out of the question with QRM.both here and in Florida for me and not much can be done about that.

However, we can move the 40m Net away from the SB QRM, they have a right to be there and QRP can’t compete.

I know that I’m not the only one affected, and I had been able to check before with the only issue being my ability.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 1, 2020, at 22:20, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Nice Net Bert 
Thanks for calling it for me tonight! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 8:53 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Tnx to all of tonights check ins

40 meters

WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHARLES
N4MJ GLENN
N4ELM DAVE
KW4JS JOHN

80 METERS

WA9PWP PAUL
WN0WWY DALE
K4EQ DALE
N4ELM DAVE

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice Net Bert 
Thanks for calling it for me tonight! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 8:53 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Tnx to all of tonights check ins

40 meters

WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHARLES
N4MJ GLENN
N4ELM DAVE
KW4JS JOHN

80 METERS

WA9PWP PAUL
WN0WWY DALE
K4EQ DALE
N4ELM DAVE

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

w2sh@...
 

40m.  Sorry Bert for addressing you as Johnny.  WA9PWP is almost always the strongest station heard here in NJ and he didn't disappoint tonight with a robust 589.  Copy was a bit tough with QRN after a full day of thunderstorms here that only abated at sundown.  Spanish language SSB QRM was heavy both above and below 7.122 mHz.

80m.  Heard bits and pieces of you guys on 3,5640.04. Not enough readability to warrant my pushing the key.

72,

Charles
(aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Robert <e1dslr@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 21:53
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 & 80 meter net
 
Tnx to all of tonights check ins

40 meters

WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHARLES
N4MJ GLENN
N4ELM DAVE
KW4JS JOHN

80 METERS

WA9PWP PAUL
WN0WWY DALE
K4EQ DALE
N4ELM DAVE

72'S
BERT
N0YJ

--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


40 & 80 meter net

Robert
 

Tnx to all of tonights check ins

40 meters

WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHARLES
N4MJ GLENN
N4ELM DAVE
KW4JS JOHN

80 METERS

WA9PWP PAUL
WN0WWY DALE
K4EQ DALE
N4ELM DAVE

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/01/2020 #cal-notice

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

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

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

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
I won’t be available to call the Net tonight, it’s time to attend my monthly civic duties.
BERT, N0YJ will take over NCS duties for me tonight.

72
Stay Well 
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

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

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.

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Re: Special Field Day Edition of the QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

I forgot to mention it is under June 2020.


Special Field Day Edition of the QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

I have put together all of the responses to FD.  Thanks for all of the input.

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor