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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/15/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 15 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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/15/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 15 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.


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

I didn't forget.  I've just been busy.  Don't forget to send in your score by tomorrow.  I'll tabulate everything and post it when finished.  It may not be Wednesday morning, since I have an appointment then, but it will be later this week.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 07/12/2020 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 12 July 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 07/12/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 12 July 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

Description: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

jrdock@ckt.net
 

I agree with Tom, the risk outweigh the fun in this case.  However that said, operating from the deck is still a lot of fun with the hot dog grill and a cool one. 👍


Pro

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War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
"A veteran is someone who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for any amount, up to and including their life."
                                                 

On Jul 10, 2020, at 7:25 PM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:

On 7/10/2020 16:39, KK0S wrote:
Well, I am Really fed up with being cooped up for the duration.  BUT this sure beats he alternative!  No.  I am not going to Brutus this year.  Even with insurance and assuming you survived...a week or two of ICU can destroy your retirement account really quick.  Maybe a Virtual Brutus event from my back patio... But that's as far as I am willing to venture this year.  See you on the air.  72. Bruce. KK0S

I agree.  I'd love to take a vacation and go somewhere and do something but my rational nature says that staying home and away from other people is the smart thing to do.  I can't afford to catch Covid-19 and be off work for 3-4 weeks and have the shop shut down that long.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Tom Sevart
 

On 7/10/2020 16:39, KK0S wrote:
Well, I am Really fed up with being cooped up for the duration.  BUT this sure beats he alternative!  No.  I am not going to Brutus this year.  Even with insurance and assuming you survived...a week or two of ICU can destroy your retirement account really quick.  Maybe a Virtual Brutus event from my back patio... But that's as far as I am willing to venture this year.  See you on the air.  72. Bruce. KK0S
I agree. I'd love to take a vacation and go somewhere and do something but my rational nature says that staying home and away from other people is the smart thing to do. I can't afford to catch Covid-19 and be off work for 3-4 weeks and have the shop shut down that long.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 07/12/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 12 July 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

Description: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

KK0S
 

Well, I am Really fed up with being cooped up for the duration.  BUT this sure beats he alternative!  No.  I am not going to Brutus this year.  Even with insurance and assuming you survived...a week or two of ICU can destroy your retirement account really quick.  Maybe a Virtual Brutus event from my back patio... But that's as far as I am willing to venture this year.  See you on the air.  72. Bruce. KK0S


Re: Solder fume extractor

Daniel Walter
 

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 08:33 AM, John Nicholas wrote:
Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.
Definitely! Unfortunately I have no way of doing that from my shack/work shop area. A good filter is next best and at least getting it away from breathing it in directly is better than nothing. 
 
--
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Field Antenna Survey

Keith Arns
 

Greetings All,
I am working on the August QRP Banner.  This issue will be dedicated to field antennas.  I am doing a survey of your favorite field antenna and with your help I hope to have the results in the Banner.
Please include the following.
1. Description of antenna such as EFHW, Mag Loop, Random wire, vertical, etc.
2. Why is it your favorite? Easily installed, best performance, portable, etc.
3. A few words about the antenna of choice.

Please DO NOT respond here on messages but send comments to editorqrpbanner@...   Otherwise I may miss your comments.

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor


Re: Solder fume extractor

B C K9WIS <k9wis@...>
 


I have one I picked up at a stain glass store..pretty much a muffin fan that draws the air away and forces it through a spongey filter material.
I also have a muffin fan attached to a flexible dryer vent hose and I set it the exhaust near a basement window.  

Brian K9WIS

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From: "KN6KR via groups.io"
To: "Main"
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday July 7 2020 9:18:36PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Solder fume extractor

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Re: Solder fume extractor

Thomas Martin
 

Check banggood.com they have some great extractors and very good prices


On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: Solder fume extractor

John
 

10m is kind dead these days so if we push it out there we shouldnt have an issue. 


John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A





Re: Solder fume extractor

John Nicholas
 

Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A





Re: Solder fume extractor

John
 

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: Solder fume extractor

Daniel Walter
 

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Wayne Dillon
 

If it's going to happen then count me in. If not then maybe next year.
Wayne - NQ0RP

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God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


Re: Solder fume extractor

Ed - ad7gr
 

Charles,

I have been using the Bench-Top ESD Safe Smoke Absorber (Item #BK486) by Circuit Specialists,  Inc. for many years.   It comes with two filters.

73,
Ed - ad7gr

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits?


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Peter Dehman
 

GM,

Just ordered it from Amazon.
TNX fer the heads up!!

de WA1ISA



On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 5:32 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just ordered it.

Dave K8WPE (a book addict hooked by my mother a long time ago, especially WWII spy books)

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

> On Jul 8, 2020, at 4:58 PM, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
>
> Posted also to the Bayou Jumper Group:
>
> Another book to add to your fireside reading list:
> Scholars of Mayhem, by Daniel Guiet and Timothy Smith
> ISBN 9780735225206 (hardcover) or 9780735225213 (ebook)
>
> It's the story of the author's father, Lt. Jean Claude Guiet, an American airborne officer who was the wireless operator for the
> "Salesman II"  SOE circuit in France in the time of the Normandy invasion.
>
> N5IB
>
>
>