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Sprint tonight

Paul Smith
 

I was working on the front porch with my Tribander, BLT and 5x5 antenna... I worked nine 4S sprinters... Was a blast de Paul

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: Lousy Propagation??

dave <ho13dave@...>
 

Prop seemed to be not too bad here on the Gulf coast. But the noise, OTOH, was bad. Lots of lightning crashes. Storms along the coast and up into the Midwest made it tough to pull out weak signals. Quite a few fills. Still fun, of course. See everyone next month . . .

73 de dave
ab9ca/4


Re: Thanks to the 4s sprint participants

Phil Anderson
 

Hey 4s sprinters!

I have to second that Johnny, I only made 15 contacts but it was fun. One more sprint and I'll have a 2nd W25 depending upon the contacts.
Everybody have a good week. 72, Uncle Phil in KS. Gave my new Bengali paddle a trial tonite! Got to admit that I like the little "bugger" that I bought directly from Mr. Bengali himself at the Dayton hamfest just three weeks ago.

72 to all. Uncle Phil, W0XI

Hey! Try copying CW with a coherer some time.....I'm dinking with one, hi.

Johnny Matlock wrote:


It was COOL thanks Walter and the Group!
I had a blast!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Walter - K5EST > wrote:

    __

    WOW, BIG storm with ligh tning over the QTH shut me down
    from the 4s Sprint!

    Many thanks to the stations that jumped in and made the
    first 4s 2nd Sunday Sprint a success.

    The bands could have been a little better, but one thing
    about QRPers, we communicate!

    Will get the results posted on the 4S reflector as soon as
    possible.

    72....Walter - K5EST



4S sprint

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Thank you folks for the fun...
W0XI uncle Phil #13, 40m
WB0QQT Steve #198, 40m
AC0BQ Johnny #162, 40m
WA0ITP Terry #38, 80m

72/73/Scotty/NUØS #389 4SQRP


Sprint

WA0ITP
 

That was major fun! I managed 11 contacts and was happy to get them. What info
should we send to you and how do you want the logs submitted Walter? Sri if
I missed this earlier.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Lousy Propagation??

Bill Cromwell
 

On 06/09/2013 10:10 PM, Todd Carney / K7TFC wrote:

Wow! Is the rest of the country experiencing the same lousy prop. we are out here in Oregon (CN82)? There's virtually nothing on 20M or 40M except S-7 to S-9 QRN. Anyone else, or has something gone wrong with my antenna/feedline/rig? Are the sunspots really down to 27?

73,

Todd K7TFC
Hi Todd,

I'm in northern Michigan and i have been copying European DX and a some from the middle east on 20 meters. I just copied a couple of QSOs on 40 meters from Much closer to home. But the bands are not dead..at least not here.

I have been using Spectran and it's DSP boost to help pull signals out of the noise. None of the signals except the local (Great Lakes area) QSO were moving my S meter at all. When I took out the DSP many of the signals were *lost* not not all. I'm not running any fabulous DX station here.

73,

Bill KU8H

Getting ready for the Stew Perry this weekend.


Re: Lousy Propagation??

George H. Gates
 

40 is good here on east coast. (Rochester, NY area) Many contacts today with 599 reports on my KX3 @ 10 Watts. Noise level S3.  72 Geo/W2BPI
 

In a message dated 6/9/2013 10:10:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, k7tfc@... writes:
 

Wow! Is the rest of the country experiencing the same lousy prop. we are out here in Oregon (CN82)? There's virtually nothing on 20M or 40M except S-7 to S-9 QRN. Anyone else, or has something gone wrong with my antenna/feedline/rig? Are the sunspots really down to 27?

73,

Todd K7TFC


Re: Lousy Propagation??

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Todd
It is pretty bad here in the Central Midwest, but we just had a pretty successful 4S QRP sprint.
I worked 14 members from all over?
But I would agree the bands aren't too good!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
 


On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 9:10 PM, Todd Carney / K7TFC <k7tfc@...> wrote:
 

Wow! Is the rest of the country experiencing the same lousy prop. we are out here in Oregon (CN82)? There's virtually nothing on 20M or 40M except S-7 to S-9 QRN. Anyone else, or has something gone wrong with my antenna/feedline/rig? Are the sunspots really down to 27?

73,

Todd K7TFC



Lousy Propagation??

Todd K7TFC
 

Wow! Is the rest of the country experiencing the same lousy prop. we are out here in Oregon (CN82)? There's virtually nothing on 20M or 40M except S-7 to S-9 QRN. Anyone else, or has something gone wrong with my antenna/feedline/rig? Are the sunspots really down to 27?

73,

Todd K7TFC


Re: Thanks to the 4s sprint participants

Johnny AC0BQ
 

It was COOL thanks Walter and the Group!
I had a blast!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

WOW, BIG storm with lightning over the QTH shut me down
from the 4s Sprint!

Many thanks to the stations that jumped in and made the
first 4s 2nd Sunday Sprint a success.

The bands could have been a little better, but one thing
about QRPers, we communicate!

Will get the results posted on the 4S reflector as soon as
possible.

72....Walter - K5EST



Thanks to the 4s sprint participants

Walter - K5EST
 

WOW, BIG storm with lightning over the QTH shut me down
from the 4s Sprint!

Many thanks to the stations that jumped in and made the
first 4s 2nd Sunday Sprint a success.

The bands could have been a little better, but one thing
about QRPers, we communicate!

Will get the results posted on the 4S reflector as soon as
possible.

72....Walter - K5EST


Re: DSO

Dan Reynolds
 

Thanks for all the information from all of you. I do appreciate it. And I got a lot of positives on the reason to want a DSO.

I've pretty much settled on a Hantek DSO5072P DSO. It is a 70MHz bandwidth, 1Gs, 2CH. It has a 7" color screen (WVGA 800x480). I've been corresponding with a guy on EEVBlog who has modified the "family" of scopes that the main boards come from to the 200 MHz model. And figured out how to modify the input circuits to allow the best performance up to 200 MHz.
Not sure that I'll do that but it is an option if I want it to work for some 2 Meter work...

I chose the Hantek primarily for the price but I do like it's UI and the screen layouts. Many have said that the build quality on the Hantek's is chintzy and toy-like but I don't care about that. The same basic board is used in two or three different MFRs DSOs. The main difference is the amount of memory depth it has. Which also doesn't matter that much to me. After all I'm replacing an analog scope. Any memory depth will be better than what I have!

Thanks again guys.
73
Dan - KB9JLO


Sprint Tonight 7 to 9 PM

Walter - K5EST
 

4State QRP 2nd Sunday Sprints

beginning June 9th at 7 to 9 PM (cdst)

any mode and band, except WARC & 60 mtrs, no NCS, 5 watts maximum
output regardless of mode. The Sprint keeps the keys, mics, and
keyboards active and collect the valuable QSO contacts that are needed
to achieve the W25 awards.


<http://www.4sqrp.com/ActivityRecognition.php>

Suggested calling idea is.....CQ 4S....and obtain the stations 4SQRP
number for W25 awards. Please stop by the 7.122 MHz club hang-out
frequency to allow the crystal bound stations to have fun, also! Also
some folks have not changed their Pig Rig from 7.030.7 MHz.

Exchange, club member number or None if non-member

There is more at stake than the W25 awards, the most QSO contacts
station by October 1st, 2013, wins the club callsign WQ5RP for the
October 4x4 Sprint. (in case of a tie of QSOs, then we shall draw a
winner). With a massive multiplier attached, this may be the most
coveted contact in your logbook for the 4x4 Sprint!

Reporting is easy.....send me an email to

spike55@...

Put SPRINT in the subject line then in the text body, indicate your
number of QSO contacts and what mode.

......I will compile the total of entries and post them on the club
yahoo groups reflector!

72/73, see you on the Sprint!....Walter - K5EST


Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

James Rodenkirch
 

7 to 9 PM Central time or 0001 to 0159Z???   

 

To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
CC: walter.k5est@...
From: tim.n9puz@...
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2013 12:01:39 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

 
Just as a reminder... If you have not committed your 4SQRP # to memory
go to the members page on the web site. If you hover your mouse over
your call sign a box will pop up with the information.

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2013 11:14 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
> 
>
> *Sounds good to me. *
> **
> *If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S" I'll throw out "wa0itp" If he
> answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit
> dit" I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.*
> **
> *Sound about right? .*
>
> ----------------------------------
> Real radios weigh less than a pound.
> I love this radio stuff !
> 72 WAØITP
> www.wa0itp.com <http://www.wa0itp.com>
> www.4sqrp.com <http://www.4sqrp.com>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Walter - K5EST <mailto:walter.k5est@...>
> *To:* Phil Anderson <mailto:aldenmcduffie@...>
> *Cc:* 4sqrp@... <mailto:4sqrp@...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info
>
> Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member
> number if possible.
>
> Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just
> have fun!
>
> Thanks for asking.
> 72....Walter . K5EST
>
> On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...
> <mailto:aldenmcduffie@...>> wrote:
>
> Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS;
> for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
> Any exchange for this other than callsign?
>
> Uncle Phil, W0XI
>
> for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13
>
>>
>> Walter - K5EST wrote:
>> The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013
>
>
>>
>> Walter - K5EST
>
>
>
>


Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Tim N9PUZ
 

Just as a reminder... If you have not committed your 4SQRP # to memory go to the members page on the web site. If you hover your mouse over your call sign a box will pop up with the information.

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2013 11:14 AM, WA0ITP wrote:


*Sounds good to me. *
**
*If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S" I'll throw out "wa0itp" If he
answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit
dit" I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.*
**
*Sound about right? .*

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com <http://www.wa0itp.com>
www.4sqrp.com <http://www.4sqrp.com>


----- Original Message -----
*From:* Walter - K5EST <mailto:walter.k5est@...>
*To:* Phil Anderson <mailto:aldenmcduffie@...>
*Cc:* 4sqrp@... <mailto:4sqrp@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
*Subject:* Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member
number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just
have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...
<mailto:aldenmcduffie@...>> wrote:

Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS;
for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013


Walter - K5EST



4sqrp sprint is tonight 7 to 9 pm, freq?

Phil Anderson
 

ok GUYS, JUST NOTICED ON THE BANNER ON THE SIGHT THAT THE TIME IS TONITE AT 7-9pm. Hope to see ya there.

I will hang around 7122...........assume folks will spread out from there and what about 7030?

Uncle Phil


Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Phil Anderson
 

I forgot, when is the sprint..........is it as I recall 7 to 9 pm tonight, Sunday?



John R. Lonigro wrote:


The logger programs and the operators might both be confused by WB0PDR
(4SQRP #579) and WB7TPH (4SQRP #599) - hi.

John AA0VE


On 06/08/2013 01:44 PM, Walter - K5EST wrote:


Yes'sir......easy and simple.

Probably make the logger programs crazy without an RST. So some
stations may have to blurb a RST.

....Walter

On Jun 8, 2013 11:13 AM, "WA0ITP" > wrote:

    *Sounds good to me. *
    **Â
    *If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S" I'll throw out "wa0itp"Â
    If he answers I'll respond with "t u nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu
    nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.*
    **Â
    *Sound about right? .*
    Â
    ----------------------------------
    Real radios weigh less than a pound.
    I love this radio stuff !
    72  WAØITP
    www.wa0itp.com
    www.4sqrp.com
    Â
    Â
    Â

        ----- Original Message -----
        *From:* Walter - K5EST
        *To:* Phil Anderson
        *Cc: * 4sqrp@...
        *Sent:* Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
        *Subject:* Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info



        Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp
        member number if possible.

        Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and
        just have fun!

        Thanks for asking.
        72....Walter . K5EST

        On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson"
                > wrote:

            Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE
            CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and
            state, e.g. 3A KS.
            Any exchange for this other than callsign?

            Uncle Phil, W0XI

            for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13



            Walter - K5EST wrote:
            The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013





            Walter - K5EST









Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

John Lonigro
 

The logger programs and the operators might both be confused by WB0PDR (4SQRP #579) and WB7TPH (4SQRP #599) - hi.

John AA0VE


On 06/08/2013 01:44 PM, Walter - K5EST wrote:
 

Yes'sir......easy and simple.

Probably make the logger programs crazy without an RST. So some stations may have to blurb a RST.

....Walter

On Jun 8, 2013 11:13 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. 
 
If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S"  I'll throw out "wa0itp"  If he answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.
 
Sound about right?  .
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info



Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST







Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Walter - K5EST
 

Yes'sir......easy and simple.

Probably make the logger programs crazy without an RST. So some stations may have to blurb a RST.

....Walter

On Jun 8, 2013 11:13 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. 
 
If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S"  I'll throw out "wa0itp"  If he answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.
 
Sound about right?  .
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info



Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST






Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

WA0ITP
 


Sounds good to me. 
 
If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S"  I'll throw out "wa0itp"  If he answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.
 
Sound about right?  .
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST