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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/30/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 30 September 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: QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

Not sure why it keeps cutting off @gmail.com  editorqrpbanner@...

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP


Re: QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

Thanks to those who responded, an error in the email address. 

It is
editorqrpbanner@...


Peanut Power Sprint this Sunday - Oct. 4

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

The Bees have swarmed and the Skeeters are frozen. Now it's - The Peanut Power Sprint!

Everyone plays... Outdoors, Indoors, lo/hi power... There is even a QRO category.  https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php?mode=custom&week=next#10776  for a quick summary ….. except one slight change this year: it’s 80, 40, 20.

Sponsored by the North Georgia QRP Club (NoGaQrP), this sprint will be held on Oct. 4 from 6PM to 7:59PM EDT,  Full rules are on the NoGaQrP website -  http://www.nogaqrp.org/PeanutPower/rules.pdf

 

Your QSO will be worth more if you have a Peanut number; if you have one from previous years, use it.  Or request a new one from KJ4YM@... or pete@...

The club is making this one different from most other QRP QSO events. Note: SSB!

 

1. It is open to all amateurs at any power level. We do this to attract some new folks to QRP while running their comfortable power - QRO (<= 100 watts pls). All are welcome. This is a fun event, not cut-throat!


2. It is a short sprint lasting only 2 hours and not tying up the entire afternoon. Although a brief sprint, please run reasonable CW speeds so that all can copy.

3. It starts late in the day (right after close of CA QSO party!) which means we start at 3PM PDT, later than most contests.

 

4. There are categories for all situations - the prestigious category in the Peanut Power 

category - 1W CW, 2W PEP SSB or less and operating from the field is the GOOBER CLASS! SOTA anyone?

 

5. Certificates will be awarded for each of 5 category winners (minimum 3 entries).

   

6. Sprint encourages SSB as well as CW contacts. The exchange: RS(T), State/ Province/Country (S/P/C), and your Peanut Number or Power.  Call CQ NUT and have FUN!


7. Multipliers count each band/mode. Work GA (or any S/P/C) on 3 bands and 2 modes = 6 multiplier. Puts emphasis on switching bands and modes during the event. Check SSB on the quarter hour.

8. This will encourage activity on the 3 permitted bands – 80M, 40M, 20M. See the rules for the suggested frequencies for each band/mode. Notice we are encouraging the now almost dead portion of 40M - 7061 kHz and up.

 

9. Logs are not submitted -simply a score - but keep your log in case it's requested for verification. Watch the NoGaQrP website for results. There is an online score calculator. It's all on the website - http://www.nogaqrp.org


10. Work stations holding a Peanut Power Number (PPN) for 5 points. Stations worked not having a PPN (they will send power instead) yield 2 points. Yes, QRO stations may request a PPN. Remember, you do not declare a category until you decide to send in your entry.  If you get halfway through and change your power, simply enter under a different category than your original intention.

 

To request your PPN, send an email to NoGaNuT PeTe at Pete@... Requests for special numbers may no longer be accommodated. Remember to include the phrase - "PEANUT POWER NUMBER" in the subject line of your request. See the current list of Peanut Power Numbers here:     https://www.dropbox.com/s/qoqkq4sa6tq4jrg/ PPS%20Numbers%20by%20Call%202019.xlsx?dl=0




 



Jim/W4QO  




Re: QRP Banner

Curt
 
Edited

the suffix after @ is cut off.  I just looked up banner on the 4SQRP web site and sent submission to address for editor which was editorqrpbanner at gmail.com
It cut it off on my original message too lol

Curt KB5JO


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/30/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 30 September 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.


Banner-Transceiver Kits

Keith Arns
 

Greetings,
For the November Banner I would like to do another survey, this time on transceiver kits.

What was your favorite transceiver parts kit that you built and enjoy operating the most.  Must be a parts kit; KX3 doesn't count but a K1 or K2 does.
Provide a short reason why you chose this kit.

Please do not respond here but send your response to editorqrpbanner@...

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

keith ford
 

Thanks for the answer. Keith 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 18:06, w9ran <w9ran@...> wrote:

On 9/26/2020 4:28 PM, Jerry Brown wrote:
> AM for 30-40 mHz.

Correct.   The HT-1E and HT-2 (the one shown in the original post) were
AM transceivers, the HT-2 having an additional VHF converter that
allowed it to hear AM transmissions from the aircraft band.    I
converted a pair of them to 6 meter AM many years ago and used them at
hamfests.   As-is they would slide down to 10 meters but I wanted 6
meters which was a lot more work.  The problem nowadays is finding
crystals or a substitute that will fit in the housings.

Cool cold war relics along with the rest of the Village Radio series
that turn up from time to time when a warehouse is cleaned out.

73, Bob W9RAN







Re: Keying interface for PC

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Charles
I’m using N3JFP AC log right now.
I bought his whole package so I can get unlimited updates.
72
Johnny 

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:










Single cable to the KX2/KX3 will take care of keying and

frequency readout for loads of loggers.  I'm currently using

CQRlog under Linux but I was using it previously with RUMlogNG

under Mac.  It's brilliant.  Honestly CQRlog is a little clumsier

to use but it still works great.  You don't need to store message

on the KX2/KX3.  The macro keys or pre-programmed RUN or S&P

messages are sent from your computer.




72,



Chas - NK8O




On 9/26/20 1:01 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:






Thanks Jim


I appreciate you digging into this.


I am trying to key my Kx3 for the upcoming NAQACC

N3A event.







I was thinking that it required two port

connections, but I couldn’t figure out how to do that?







The little interface would still be a great asset

on a simpler QRP rig.







Thanks again


73


Johnny ACØBQ 







On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at

11:48 AM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:




Update:   it's amazing what

you can learn just by "doing your homework"    :^))











Scott (N3FJP) has in fact already implemented an "almost as

good" feature for sending CW over the CAT connection to the

Elecraft rigs (and others that support a similar feature,

like the Icom 7600 and 7610)











In the CW transmit settings, if the function key stored

messages are prefixed with "RI:" then the characters that

follow will be sent over the active CAT link as command(s)

rather than used as text to key the transmitter over a

separate keying link.











See the Elecraft KIO2 programmer's reference, page 9:





<https://ftp.elecraft.com/K2/Manuals%20Downloads/KIO2%20Pgmrs%20Ref%20rev%20E.pdf>











and N3FJP's CW transmit settings instructions (quoted

below):





".....





With version 1.1, I have added the ability to play saved CW

strings stored in your rig (for rigs equipped with this

feature).  To send a command to your rig instead of sending

the string, precede the text with RI:.  For example, when

placed in an F key string, the following will trigger the

Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 internally recorded voice messages:

(you must have rig interface enabled and be connected by a

com port)......"











For example, if the F4 key is loaded with "RI:SW16;SW08;"

then pressing the F4 key will send the message stored in the

K2's message memory #1.





  the SW16;  simulates a tap of the MSG button, and the

SW08; simulates tapping the "1" button.











In like manner...





"RI:SW16;SW09;"  sends memory #2,  "RI:SW16;SW10;"  sends #3

and so on.











So in one swell foop [sic] I've almost obsoleted my wired

USB keying interface     LOL    and designated the wireless

BlueTooth CAT link as a the keying interface.











What is lost in the scheme is the ability to auto-insert

callsigns, serial numbers, etc into a stored message. So

Scott still owes us some midnight oil...       Break's Over,

Scott!!       LOL











Jim, N5IB

























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Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

w9ran <w9ran@...>
 

On 9/26/2020 4:28 PM, Jerry Brown wrote:
AM for 30-40 mHz.
Correct.   The HT-1E and HT-2 (the one shown in the original post) were AM transceivers, the HT-2 having an additional VHF converter that allowed it to hear AM transmissions from the aircraft band.    I converted a pair of them to 6 meter AM many years ago and used them at hamfests.   As-is they would slide down to 10 meters but I wanted 6 meters which was a lot more work.  The problem nowadays is finding crystals or a substitute that will fit in the housings.

Cool cold war relics along with the rest of the Village Radio series that turn up from time to time when a warehouse is cleaned out.

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Keying interface for PC

Charles W. Powell
 

Single cable to the KX2/KX3 will take care of keying and frequency readout for loads of loggers.  I'm currently using CQRlog under Linux but I was using it previously with RUMlogNG under Mac.  It's brilliant.  Honestly CQRlog is a little clumsier to use but it still works great.  You don't need to store message on the KX2/KX3.  The macro keys or pre-programmed RUN or S&P messages are sent from your computer.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On 9/26/20 1:01 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Thanks Jim
I appreciate you digging into this.
I am trying to key my Kx3 for the upcoming NAQACC N3A event.

I was thinking that it required two port connections, but I couldn’t figure out how to do that?

The little interface would still be a great asset on a simpler QRP rig.

Thanks again
73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
Update:   it's amazing what you can learn just by "doing your homework"    :^))



Scott (N3FJP) has in fact already implemented an "almost as good" feature for sending CW over the CAT connection to the Elecraft rigs (and others that support a similar feature, like the Icom 7600 and 7610)



In the CW transmit settings, if the function key stored messages are prefixed with "RI:" then the characters that follow will be sent over the active CAT link as command(s) rather than used as text to key the transmitter over a separate keying link.



See the Elecraft KIO2 programmer's reference, page 9:

<https://ftp.elecraft.com/K2/Manuals%20Downloads/KIO2%20Pgmrs%20Ref%20rev%20E.pdf>



and N3FJP's CW transmit settings instructions (quoted below):

".....

With version 1.1, I have added the ability to play saved CW strings stored in your rig (for rigs equipped with this feature).  To send a command to your rig instead of sending the string, precede the text with RI:.  For example, when placed in an F key string, the following will trigger the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 internally recorded voice messages: (you must have rig interface enabled and be connected by a com port)......"



For example, if the F4 key is loaded with "RI:SW16;SW08;" then pressing the F4 key will send the message stored in the K2's message memory #1.

  the SW16;  simulates a tap of the MSG button, and the SW08; simulates tapping the "1" button.



In like manner...

"RI:SW16;SW09;"  sends memory #2,  "RI:SW16;SW10;"  sends #3 and so on.



So in one swell foop [sic] I've almost obsoleted my wired USB keying interface     LOL    and designated the wireless BlueTooth CAT link as a the keying interface.



What is lost in the scheme is the ability to auto-insert callsigns, serial numbers, etc into a stored message. So Scott still owes us some midnight oil...       Break's Over, Scott!!       LOL



Jim, N5IB


Re: Keying interface for PC

Charles W. Powell
 

FYI: The Hilltopper, with serial firmware and a USB-Serial cable not only read frequency out to your logging software, it can also key CW macro messages.  I used the KX3 setting with mine and it worked perfectly.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On 9/26/20 11:48 AM, n5ib_2 wrote:
Update: it's amazing what you can learn just by "doing your homework" :^))

Scott (N3FJP) has in fact already implemented an "almost as good" feature for sending CW over the CAT connection to the Elecraft rigs (and others that support a similar feature, like the Icom 7600 and 7610)

In the CW transmit settings, if the function key stored messages are prefixed with "RI:" then the characters that follow will be sent over the active CAT link as command(s) rather than used as text to key the transmitter over a separate keying link.

See the Elecraft KIO2 programmer's reference, page 9:
<https://ftp.elecraft.com/K2/Manuals%20Downloads/KIO2%20Pgmrs%20Ref%20rev%20E.pdf>

and N3FJP's CW transmit settings instructions (quoted below):
".....
With version 1.1, I have added the ability to play saved CW strings stored in your rig (for rigs equipped with this feature). To send a command to your rig instead of sending the string, precede the text with RI:. For example, when placed in an F key string, the following will trigger the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 internally recorded voice messages: (you must have rig interface enabled and be connected by a com port)......"

For example, if the F4 key is loaded with "RI:SW16;SW08;" then pressing the F4 key will send the message stored in the K2's message memory #1.
the SW16; simulates a tap of the MSG button, and the SW08; simulates tapping the "1" button.

In like manner...
"RI:SW16;SW09;" sends memory #2, "RI:SW16;SW10;" sends #3 and so on.

So in one swell foop [sic] I've almost obsoleted my wired USB keying interface LOL and designated the wireless BlueTooth CAT link as a the keying interface.

What is lost in the scheme is the ability to auto-insert callsigns, serial numbers, etc into a stored message. So Scott still owes us some midnight oil... Break's Over, Scott!! LOL

Jim, N5IB


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

Francis Thompson
 

AM and some had a small PA system built in for a village speaker.
I repaired some from my base in PhuLoi.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

Jerry Brown
 

But this link specifies that there were units that were AM for 30-40 mHz.

http://militaryradio.com/spyradio/village.html

They were very similar in external appearance.

73, 

Jerry N4EO


On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 4:24 PM Jerry Brown via groups.io <n4eobrown=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Keith, 

I never say anything other than FM versions in the rigs that ended up with hams out of
the El Paso Hallicrafters factory that closed in 1974.

73,

Jerry N4EO

7

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 3:38 PM keith ford via groups.io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just a question?  Were those am or fm radios? 


keith 


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

Jerry Brown
 

Keith, 

I never say anything other than FM versions in the rigs that ended up with hams out of
the El Paso Hallicrafters factory that closed in 1974.

73,

Jerry N4EO

7

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 3:38 PM keith ford via groups.io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just a question?  Were those am or fm radios? 


keith 


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

keith ford
 

Just a question?  Were those am or fm radios? 


keith 


More info on Vietnam Village Radios from a great "spy" radio website.....

Jerry Brown
 


Re: US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Jerry
Pretty neat article!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care stay well.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 2:02 PM Jerry Brown <n4eobrown@...> wrote:
Gang, 

Recollections after a visit to the Fair Radio website today!

From my time living in El Paso, TX (Ft Bliss); I was active duty and training in internal medicine at the Army hospital there.

Hams friends there got their first solar powered repeater up and running....at 7,200 feet+,  on North Mt Franklin!
A Texas Air National Guard Chinook took the concrete enclosure for the repeater to the peak for them.

Check out the QST (cover) article on this repeater written by Roy Gould, N5RG,  that
was published in Jan 78 QST (you may have to be an ARRL member to get this article).....


The village VHF radios my roommate Steve Guerra WB5LCN  used for building the repeater RX/TX modules 
are now being sold at Fair Radio. The Hallicrafters plant in El Paso that made these radios closed in 1974.


73,
Jerry N4EO, ex-WA4GKO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO
Ret'd US Army


















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US supplied Vietnam Village VHF handheld QRP radios....

Jerry Brown
 

Gang, 

Recollections after a visit to the Fair Radio website today!

From my time living in El Paso, TX (Ft Bliss); I was active duty and training in internal medicine at the Army hospital there.

Hams friends there got their first solar powered repeater up and running....at 7,200 feet+,  on North Mt Franklin!
A Texas Air National Guard Chinook took the concrete enclosure for the repeater to the peak for them.

Check out the QST (cover) article on this repeater written by Roy Gould, N5RG,  that
was published in Jan 78 QST (you may have to be an ARRL member to get this article).....


The village VHF radios my roommate Steve Guerra WB5LCN  used for building the repeater RX/TX modules 
are now being sold at Fair Radio. The Hallicrafters plant in El Paso that made these radios closed in 1974.


73,
Jerry N4EO, ex-WA4GKO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO
Ret'd US Army



Re: QRP Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Robert
Try this one.
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:46 AM griffithsesq.robert via groups.io <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is there a direct email address for proposed Banner articles?

Griff NE3I



Robert Alan Griffiths











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