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Re: SSS results

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I will second that 
Good Job John!
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Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 9:35 AM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kudos to John (BAI), Chas (SH), & Nick (BKL).  good job.
73 and MX de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 08:12:48 AM CST, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


It was an exciting yearlong contest, all the way to the end.  I believe
Chas, W2SH, was leading virtually all year.  He ended up with a total of
158 points.   However, in December, John, K4BAI, roared ahead to just
beat out Chas.  John had 18 points in December (to Chas's 8), a total of
162 for the year.  In third place was Nick, WB5BKL, with 148 points. 
Looking back on the year, John did very well every month he participated
(except October), but he missed 4 months, which made the contest a lot
closer than it would have been if he had participated every month.

So John, K4BAI, gets the first place award for 2020, followed by Chas
(2nd place) and Nick (3rd place).  Those three will receive their
certificates shortly.

The winner for the month of December was also John, K4BAI, with his 18
points.  John will receive his December certificate shortly as well.

This month, we had two first-time participants: Jerry, W0PWE, from
Johnston, IA and Bob, WB1GYZ, from Wallingford, CT.  Based on their
4SQRP membership numbers, Jerry has been a club member forever.  Bob is
a relatively new member.  Welcome to the Second Sunday Sprint! Hope you
both can join us in the future.

I will make a pdf file of the spreadsheet for 2020, in case anyone would
like to look at it.  Just send me a self-addressed, stamped email (hi)
and I'll send it to you ASAP.

Thus ends another SSS contest year.  Next month, the spreadsheet will be
cleared and everyone gets a fresh start for 2021.  If you are thinking
of seriously competing in the Second Sunday Sprint, next month would be
an ideal time to get started.  But don't forget that there are twelve
monthly winners as well.  If you can only participate every once in a
while, you still have a chance to win that month's certificate, but only
if you participate and enter your score.

Happy holidays and stay well!  73 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator







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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: SSS results

n4mj
 

Kudos to John (BAI), Chas (SH), & Nick (BKL).  good job.
73 and MX de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 08:12:48 AM CST, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


It was an exciting yearlong contest, all the way to the end.  I believe
Chas, W2SH, was leading virtually all year.  He ended up with a total of
158 points.   However, in December, John, K4BAI, roared ahead to just
beat out Chas.  John had 18 points in December (to Chas's 8), a total of
162 for the year.  In third place was Nick, WB5BKL, with 148 points. 
Looking back on the year, John did very well every month he participated
(except October), but he missed 4 months, which made the contest a lot
closer than it would have been if he had participated every month.

So John, K4BAI, gets the first place award for 2020, followed by Chas
(2nd place) and Nick (3rd place).  Those three will receive their
certificates shortly.

The winner for the month of December was also John, K4BAI, with his 18
points.  John will receive his December certificate shortly as well.

This month, we had two first-time participants: Jerry, W0PWE, from
Johnston, IA and Bob, WB1GYZ, from Wallingford, CT.  Based on their
4SQRP membership numbers, Jerry has been a club member forever.  Bob is
a relatively new member.  Welcome to the Second Sunday Sprint! Hope you
both can join us in the future.

I will make a pdf file of the spreadsheet for 2020, in case anyone would
like to look at it.  Just send me a self-addressed, stamped email (hi)
and I'll send it to you ASAP.

Thus ends another SSS contest year.  Next month, the spreadsheet will be
cleared and everyone gets a fresh start for 2021.  If you are thinking
of seriously competing in the Second Sunday Sprint, next month would be
an ideal time to get started.  But don't forget that there are twelve
monthly winners as well.  If you can only participate every once in a
while, you still have a chance to win that month's certificate, but only
if you participate and enter your score.

Happy holidays and stay well!  73 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator








SSS results

John Lonigro
 

It was an exciting yearlong contest, all the way to the end.  I believe Chas, W2SH, was leading virtually all year.  He ended up with a total of 158 points.   However, in December, John, K4BAI, roared ahead to just beat out Chas.  John had 18 points in December (to Chas's 8), a total of 162 for the year.  In third place was Nick, WB5BKL, with 148 points.  Looking back on the year, John did very well every month he participated (except October), but he missed 4 months, which made the contest a lot closer than it would have been if he had participated every month.

So John, K4BAI, gets the first place award for 2020, followed by Chas (2nd place) and Nick (3rd place).  Those three will receive their certificates shortly.

The winner for the month of December was also John, K4BAI, with his 18 points.  John will receive his December certificate shortly as well.

This month, we had two first-time participants: Jerry, W0PWE, from Johnston, IA and Bob, WB1GYZ, from Wallingford, CT.  Based on their 4SQRP membership numbers, Jerry has been a club member forever.  Bob is a relatively new member.  Welcome to the Second Sunday Sprint! Hope you both can join us in the future.

I will make a pdf file of the spreadsheet for 2020, in case anyone would like to look at it.  Just send me a self-addressed, stamped email (hi) and I'll send it to you ASAP.

Thus ends another SSS contest year.  Next month, the spreadsheet will be cleared and everyone gets a fresh start for 2021.  If you are thinking of seriously competing in the Second Sunday Sprint, next month would be an ideal time to get started.  But don't forget that there are twelve monthly winners as well.  If you can only participate every once in a while, you still have a chance to win that month's certificate, but only if you participate and enter your score.

Happy holidays and stay well!  73 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/16/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


Re: Looking 4 Spider SP-1

Casey
 

Far Circuits has Blank Boards for the 
Spider SP-1 and SP-5 5-Band ---
Several Articles in Archives such as 
January 1993 "73" Magazine - 
I used to be able to pull up lots of 
Info but it seems to be evaporating.
Regards KC9IH / WD9GKA


Re: High noise levels lately?

cornhusker
 

Same here mostly on 40 and 80. 
DE K0NEB 


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 7:56 AM, Dr Jim Kennedy via groups.io
<phdad_ccm@...> wrote:
Has anyone noticed that the baseline noise level is around s8 or somewhat high as of late?
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OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


High noise levels lately?

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

Has anyone noticed that the baseline noise level is around s8 or somewhat high as of late?
--
*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/16/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


Re: Looking 4 Spider SP-1

WR9H
 

Hi Larry. I've been looking for the same rig. Did you get any hits from people that want to part with them?
72
Herb/WR9H

WR9H
Herbert Case
3648 Laura Lane
Rockford,ILL 61114
815-639-0484
herbcase@...
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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Larry Hastings <larry7hastings7@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] Looking 4 Spider SP-1
 
I'm looking for an old Lectrokit QRP Spider SP-1( built or kit). Don't care which band it's on. 
Just let me know how much and I'll send you a check or pay you by paypal. 
316)775-7870
 Larry Hastings
3115 Susan St. 
Augusta, KS 67010

TNX es 72


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Well, the final installment of the 2020 Second Sunday Sprint has come and gone.  Please send in your score prior to Tuesday evening, so I can tally everything.  Note the cumulative scores listed on the qrpcontest website are NOT the official scores, although they should be very close.  This year, there has been at least one instance where someone entered the wrong score and, for one reason or another, was unable to correct it.   Instead, I keep a spreadsheet of the reported scores and use that as the official data.   The place to enter your score is, as always, www.qrpcontest.com

Once I tabulate this month's results, I will announce the December winner as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners for 2020.

73,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/13/2020 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 December 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/13/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 13 December 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: Looking 4 Spider SP-1

Bobby Drummond
 



On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:44 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Wow!
  A blast from our QRP past! Only saw one SP-1 in person, about 25 years ago in the shack of Jim N0UR!


Seeing those FT-243 crystals plugged in to the little transceiver reminds me of the ones I ordered from the same company as those two crystals back in the 1990s:

CW Crystals
Marshfield MO

Got some from them for the 30 meter band and converted a Drake 2NT 20 meter function to 30 meters.  Worked like a charm. Also was easy to "reverse" the process if one wanted to keep it "original".

Pretty well gone are the days of ordering FT-243 crystals in general and gone is CW Crystals.  Kinda' sad if you lived it, loved it and then dwell on it too long.

So, that being the case, when's the 17 meter or 15 meter or 12 meter or 10 meter Cricket coming out?

I think combing some decent sunspots, good geomagnetic field conditions and one of those above could prove to be a real hoot.   I hear tell the former are on the way. 
--
73 de AK4JA


Re: Looking 4 Spider SP-1

John <johnk5mo@...>
 

I have one in pretty good shape. Not sure what band it's on.
Shoot me an email if you've not found one yet.
John K5MO


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:44 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Wow!
  A blast from our QRP past! Only saw one SP-1 in person, about 25 years ago in the shack of Jim N0UR!
 
73
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 
From: Larry Hastings
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Looking 4 Spider SP-1
 
I'm looking for an old Lectrokit QRP Spider SP-1( built or kit). Don't care which band it's on.
Just let me know how much and I'll send you a check or pay you by paypal.
316)775-7870
Larry Hastings
3115 Susan St.
Augusta, KS 67010
 
TNX es 72


Re: Looking 4 Spider SP-1

Paul Goemans
 

Wow!
  A blast from our QRP past! Only saw one SP-1 in person, about 25 years ago in the shack of Jim N0UR!
 
73
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 

From: Larry Hastings
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Looking 4 Spider SP-1
 
I'm looking for an old Lectrokit QRP Spider SP-1( built or kit). Don't care which band it's on.
Just let me know how much and I'll send you a check or pay you by paypal.
316)775-7870
Larry Hastings
3115 Susan St.
Augusta, KS 67010
 
TNX es 72


Looking 4 Spider SP-1

Larry Hastings
 

I'm looking for an old Lectrokit QRP Spider SP-1( built or kit). Don't care which band it's on. 
Just let me know how much and I'll send you a check or pay you by paypal. 
316)775-7870
 Larry Hastings
3115 Susan St. 
Augusta, KS 67010

TNX es 72


Re: Cric-Key

Stephen Stocker
 

DUH!!! Plugged it into my FT-840 and guess what, It Works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about that! Need to learn to read I guess.

73 and Thanks!
Steve K7SWF


Re: Cric-Key

WA0ITP
 

Yes. Its not a stand alone paddle. Steven, plug it directly into a rig and have fun.

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 1:01 PM Karl Schwab <schwab.karl@...> wrote:
Isn't the Cric-Key already a keyer???  Karl, KO8S

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM Stephen Stocker <sstocker46@...> wrote:
Just finished building the Cric-Key, plugged it into my keyer and have dits on both paddles, no dashes.  Checked all component placements, everything looks correct, any suggestions.

Stephen Stocker K7SWF



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Re: Cric-Key

Karl Schwab
 

Isn't the Cric-Key already a keyer???  Karl, KO8S

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM Stephen Stocker <sstocker46@...> wrote:
Just finished building the Cric-Key, plugged it into my keyer and have dits on both paddles, no dashes.  Checked all component placements, everything looks correct, any suggestions.

Stephen Stocker K7SWF


Cric-Key

Stephen Stocker
 

Just finished building the Cric-Key, plugged it into my keyer and have dits on both paddles, no dashes.  Checked all component placements, everything looks correct, any suggestions.

Stephen Stocker K7SWF

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