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Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Mike Malone
 

Johnny,
I have been speaking with David Cripe about the virtualcon.  If you need help setting it up let me know.  I have been having to use a lot of this technology as I have been working from home. 
Mike KD5KXF


On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:32 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 







Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dave
I’m glad you liked the key, it is a nice memory from the past.
  
I sat beside Jerry at Ozarkcon during a build a thon several years ago, he was a character!

I know what you mean about the keys and or the cost when it comes to the XYL. Mine has sort of made peace with it. She knows that these “new” Toys come and go from time to time.

We will have a real Ozarkcon again soon I hope. I think the group is wanting to get together in person and 
Socialize!
72
Stay Safe down south 
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:59 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Johnny,

Sorry you have to cancel but maybe I will be able to attend for the first time.  Ozarkon has been on my bucket list for years but can’t do that and Dayton/FDIM both.  I will be very happy to pay whatever fees necessary to attend this year.  I am looking for incense that smells like solder to have going in the background to use during the videos (like even the smell of popcorn enhances the experience of watching a movie on TV).

I received the Black Widow key kit yesterday.  Thanks for leaving it in the original mailing envelope.  I am sure that enhanced the value of it.  My wife saw it all and asked how much...... and then asked how many CW keys I needed...... both very touchy questions to an old ham.  I was kind and didn’t ask her about how many cookbooks (that she doesn’t use) and other items that have collected in our home for 47 years...... she almost laughed when she asked the question though.  Good mood and a good day for ham radio.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Jan 12, 2021, at 6:32 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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Re: Ozarkcon 2021

David Wilcox
 

Johnny,

Sorry you have to cancel but maybe I will be able to attend for the first time.  Ozarkon has been on my bucket list for years but can’t do that and Dayton/FDIM both.  I will be very happy to pay whatever fees necessary to attend this year.  I am looking for incense that smells like solder to have going in the background to use during the videos (like even the smell of popcorn enhances the experience of watching a movie on TV).

I received the Black Widow key kit yesterday.  Thanks for leaving it in the original mailing envelope.  I am sure that enhanced the value of it.  My wife saw it all and asked how much...... and then asked how many CW keys I needed...... both very touchy questions to an old ham.  I was kind and didn’t ask her about how many cookbooks (that she doesn’t use) and other items that have collected in our home for 47 years...... she almost laughed when she asked the question though.  Good mood and a good day for ham radio.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Jan 12, 2021, at 6:32 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 







Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Glenn 
I may take  a look at that to see how it’s done before we roll ours out!

FB on the vac, we’re patiently waiting the go ahead.
7/
Johnny 

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:10 PM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Maybe this will be the last time Ozarkcon has to be cancelled.  Hope so anyway.  Got my shot (vaccine) today, next on on 9 Feb 2021.

Meanwhile -

FYI.  This is a super good event and well worth the $10 early registration.  I attended the previous virtual hamfest. Enjoyed it even more than Xenia.  Missed the feeling/touching new items but learned a lot from presenters.  Take a read. Enjoy a 'virtual' hamfest from the comfort of your shack.
73 de n4mj//glenn




The first QSO Today Expo was a great success with over 16,000 attendees and the March 13-14, 2021 event is anticipated to be even larger. The QSO Expo team has been working hard to make this upcoming Expo even better with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, and much more. 

Anyone can attend from their home or office. 

Early Bird Tickets are just $10 (to help cover the cost of this event, $12.50 at the "door") and include entry for the Live 2 day period as well as the 30-day on-demand period). Registration can be found at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

The ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the United States, is a QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Partner.

At the Expo, amateur radio operators will be able to:
  • Learn from a packed line-up of 60+ renowned ham radio speakers such as Bob Allphin, K4UEE, on “My Favorite DXpeditions to DXCC Top 10 Most Wanted”; Michael Foerster, W0IH, on “Using the Arduino In Your Shack”; and Ron Jones, K7RJ, on “3D Printer Basics”.
  • Take part in Live virtual kit building workshops. Kits will be available for purchase and delivered to you in time for the Expo so you can participate and build from the convenience of your home.
  • Walk through the virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch live product demos of the latest equipment. New video technology will be used to provide a better experience for attendees to engage with exhibitors.
  • Outside of our virtual auditorium is a virtual lounge with tables and chairs for live video chats to allow a “hallway meetup” experience.
  • Prior to the Expo, take advantage of our new speaker calendar technology to download speaker times in your local time zones to your Google or Outlook calendar. You’ll then have a complete schedule of the sessions you want to join.

If you’ve never been to an in-person Hamfest or Expo, you can participate from the convenience of your home or office without spending a dime on travel! This platform simulates a full convention experience with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by live attendants, speaker auditorium with live Q&A, and now our video lounge. 

And remember that you can return over the 30 days after the QSO Today Expo to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, explore, and re-engage exhibitor offerings.

Flexradio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor and Gold sponsors as of this time include Elecraft, RFinder, and Connect Systems.

Go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ now to learn more and get registered!

We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.




 
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 05:32:52 PM CST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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Re: Ozarkcon 2021

n4mj
 

Maybe this will be the last time Ozarkcon has to be cancelled.  Hope so anyway.  Got my shot (vaccine) today, next on on 9 Feb 2021.

Meanwhile -

FYI.  This is a super good event and well worth the $10 early registration.  I attended the previous virtual hamfest. Enjoyed it even more than Xenia.  Missed the feeling/touching new items but learned a lot from presenters.  Take a read. Enjoy a 'virtual' hamfest from the comfort of your shack.
73 de n4mj//glenn




The first QSO Today Expo was a great success with over 16,000 attendees and the March 13-14, 2021 event is anticipated to be even larger. The QSO Expo team has been working hard to make this upcoming Expo even better with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, and much more. 

Anyone can attend from their home or office. 

Early Bird Tickets are just $10 (to help cover the cost of this event, $12.50 at the "door") and include entry for the Live 2 day period as well as the 30-day on-demand period). Registration can be found at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com. 

The ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the United States, is a QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Partner.

At the Expo, amateur radio operators will be able to:
  • Learn from a packed line-up of 60+ renowned ham radio speakers such as Bob Allphin, K4UEE, on “My Favorite DXpeditions to DXCC Top 10 Most Wanted”; Michael Foerster, W0IH, on “Using the Arduino In Your Shack”; and Ron Jones, K7RJ, on “3D Printer Basics”.
  • Take part in Live virtual kit building workshops. Kits will be available for purchase and delivered to you in time for the Expo so you can participate and build from the convenience of your home.
  • Walk through the virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch live product demos of the latest equipment. New video technology will be used to provide a better experience for attendees to engage with exhibitors.
  • Outside of our virtual auditorium is a virtual lounge with tables and chairs for live video chats to allow a “hallway meetup” experience.
  • Prior to the Expo, take advantage of our new speaker calendar technology to download speaker times in your local time zones to your Google or Outlook calendar. You’ll then have a complete schedule of the sessions you want to join.

If you’ve never been to an in-person Hamfest or Expo, you can participate from the convenience of your home or office without spending a dime on travel! This platform simulates a full convention experience with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by live attendants, speaker auditorium with live Q&A, and now our video lounge. 

And remember that you can return over the 30 days after the QSO Today Expo to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, explore, and re-engage exhibitor offerings.

Flexradio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor and Gold sponsors as of this time include Elecraft, RFinder, and Connect Systems.

Go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ now to learn more and get registered!

We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.




 
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 05:32:52 PM CST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 







moderated Re: I've received a scam e-mail that says I'm suspended

Tim N9PUZ
 

Thanks for the input everyone. I think ee have it all sorted out.

Back to our regular programming!

73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Co-Moderator


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/13/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 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.


moderated Re: I've received a scam e-mail that says I'm suspended

Tom Sevart
 

On 1/12/2021 15:33, bigusmith via groups.io wrote:
I received an e-mail purportedly from 4SQRP Owner saying I am or will be suspended from this site because I supposedly sent a spam e-mail which appears to be about a 40 meter endorsement for Bert Banlier F6HKA.  No such e-mail came from this computer.
Has anyone else on here gotten anything like this?  It couldn't be a phishing e-mail inasmuch as I haven't bought or sold anything here, so the scammer wouldn't get into my bank, credit card, etc. if I stupidly clicked on on if the blue links in that e-mail.  One of them was the message about the award...they could have copied a legitimate 4SQRP award message title and are using it as the title of a link to some sort of malware.  The other link was "Resume Subscription"
I haven't deleted the message yet, as I don't know if someone, the owner or moderator wants to review it or has some instruction on some e-mail address where I should forward it so the source can be tracked.
EuGene Smith, KA5NLY

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Re: Ozarkcon 2021

W0MQY
 

Thanks Johnny!  That’s a big relief for us old folks in our 80’s.  Really looking forward to the virtual Ozarkcon 2021.  
72 Joe W0MQY

P.s.  nice to work you on the Jan SSS.  You and a K3Y/4 was about all I could manage.  Band was so noisy.  I could see the 4s signals buried in the noise on the IC7300 but just couldn’t pull them out of the mud on 80 mtrs.  

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:32 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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Ozarkcon 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 







moderated Re: I've received a scam e-mail that says I'm suspended

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Not yet, 
And I hope I don’t !!
72
Johnny 

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 3:33 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I received an e-mail purportedly from 4SQRP Owner saying I am or will be suspended from this site because I supposedly sent a spam e-mail which appears to be about a 40 meter endorsement for Bert Banlier F6HKA.  No such e-mail came from this computer.

Has anyone else on here gotten anything like this?  It couldn't be a phishing e-mail inasmuch as I haven't bought or sold anything here, so the scammer wouldn't get into my bank, credit card, etc. if I stupidly clicked on on if the blue links in that e-mail.  One of them was the message about the award...they could have copied a legitimate 4SQRP award message title and are using it as the title of a link to some sort of malware.  The other link was "Resume Subscription"

I haven't deleted the message yet, as I don't know if someone, the owner or moderator wants to review it or has some instruction on some e-mail address where I should forward it so the source can be tracked.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY
 

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Re: New Bayou Jumper Owners

Jim Manley
 

Hi Jim,

I figured I'd hear from the person who provides the certificates and panel stickers sooner or later!  I'm sure _someone_ here has another very nice color laser printer (or even better, a color deposition printer like the Tektronix Phasers).  I wouldn't have any problem printing my own certificate, and if I want something really fancy, I can go to an office store that provides printing services (e.g., Kinkos, Staples, Office Depot, etc.).

I'd like Agent 086, BTW, since Maxwell Smart was Agent 86 on the hilarious 1960s TV spy-spoof "Get Smart!".  Agent 99 on that show was the lovely Barbara Feldon, of course, so Agent 099 would have to be another beautiful YL.

Thanks for the quick response and  73_Morse_Animated_GIF.gif

Jim  KJ7JHE


On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 2:03 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
You may certainly still apply for your Secret Agent Number.
I'll update the application form and get it to the WebMaster to put on the kit webpage.
Give a couple of days for that to happen.

Of the two-digit numbers, we are at Agent 065, though 086 is already assigned (Mike, how about telling us the story one more time)
and 099 is still, years later, reserved for the first YL to apply.

One glitch is that I no longer have a color laser printer.
So I can't make nice white-on-blue decals like the white-on-green of before.
A test decal of black on clear did not show up well at all.
I can do black on white, but that doesn't promise to look good on the blue panel.
Or I can do white on clear with a Brother P-touch, but can't do the fine detail, and only two lines.

For the certificates, after the few remaining are gone, may have to resort to making a customized PDF that each Agent can download and print.

Can't offer much as to a secret decoder ring  -- BTW... I had a Captain Midnight  --  Ovaltine,  uugghh!
But google "paper Enigma,"  and also read the coding instructions in the Files area of this Group.

73
Jim, N5IB
007
 


moderated I've received a scam e-mail that says I'm suspended

 

I received an e-mail purportedly from 4SQRP Owner saying I am or will be suspended from this site because I supposedly sent a spam e-mail which appears to be about a 40 meter endorsement for Bert Banlier F6HKA.  No such e-mail came from this computer.

Has anyone else on here gotten anything like this?  It couldn't be a phishing e-mail inasmuch as I haven't bought or sold anything here, so the scammer wouldn't get into my bank, credit card, etc. if I stupidly clicked on on if the blue links in that e-mail.  One of them was the message about the award...they could have copied a legitimate 4SQRP award message title and are using it as the title of a link to some sort of malware.  The other link was "Resume Subscription"

I haven't deleted the message yet, as I don't know if someone, the owner or moderator wants to review it or has some instruction on some e-mail address where I should forward it so the source can be tracked.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY
 


Re: New Bayou Jumper Owners

Jim, N5IB
 

You may certainly still apply for your Secret Agent Number.
I'll update the application form and get it to the WebMaster to put on the kit webpage.
Give a couple of days for that to happen.

Of the two-digit numbers, we are at Agent 065, though 086 is already assigned (Mike, how about telling us the story one more time)
and 099 is still, years later, reserved for the first YL to apply.

One glitch is that I no longer have a color laser printer.
So I can't make nice white-on-blue decals like the white-on-green of before.
A test decal of black on clear did not show up well at all.
I can do black on white, but that doesn't promise to look good on the blue panel.
Or I can do white on clear with a Brother P-touch, but can't do the fine detail, and only two lines.

For the certificates, after the few remaining are gone, may have to resort to making a customized PDF that each Agent can download and print.

Can't offer much as to a secret decoder ring -- BTW... I had a Captain Midnight -- Ovaltine, uugghh!
But google "paper Enigma," and also read the coding instructions in the Files area of this Group.

73
Jim, N5IB
007


Re: Hi-Per-Mite Question

Curt
 

The higher gain should only be appropriate to integrate into rigs that are short in audio gain. I also suggest 0 dB.

If you did decide to introduce a speaker, its the matter of having enough power to drive the speaker. Note amplified speakers account for the power needed. Since this is a covert radio, I suggest staying with headphone audio (-: 

Curt


Re: New Bayou Jumper Owners

Jim Manley
 

Hi Keith,

Once we make our first QSO with our Jumpers, can we still apply for our Secret Agent Number?  I noticed on the application form that it doesn’t have a choice for the new Rev B Blue panel model.  Was this done to snag nasty Nazi interlopers, and we have to know to make ourselves a write-in candidate?

This is going to be a blast-and-a-half! I’ll bet some vendor-buyer coordinator at the Hobby Lobby HQs is wondering why they’re suddenly having to order pallet-loads of the raw materials to be transformed into the Official Bayou Jumper Wooden Box Case!

It would be amazingly cool if we could come up with a Bayou Jumper version of the Little Orphan Annie Official Secret Decoder Ring, ala the one featured in the Jean Shepherd movie  “A Christmas Story”.  Perhaps a 3-D printed model could be hacked up that could be printed locally and/or ordered from one of the on-line 3-D printing vendors.

One of those could even be used to create fine sand molds to make cast metal versions, and if the demand were enough, even make a metal mold for serial production.  Hey, we need something to do while waiting for the practice and real secret agent sessions to roll around on January 20th and in March!


Jim  KJ7JHE


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 6:59 PM Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

For those who have built a new bayou jumper; How about some comments of your experience; Building and / or on the air stories for the February

QRP Banner.  A few sentences, paragraph or page with possible pictures would be great to share with other members.

Please email your comments to:
editorqrpbanner@...

Regards and Stay Safe,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
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Re: Hi-Per-Mite Question

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Mark 
I built mine with zero gain. 
It seems to be a good middle of the road. 
I guess you could add gain if your trung to run a speaker,bu the Zero gain is good for headphones. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 7:41 AM Mark Hansen <iowasailor726@...> wrote:
I plan to incorporate the HPM into my Bayou Jumper which is currently under construction. What is the proper configuration as far as audio gain - should I build the HPM with gain, or with 0 gain?
 It will be wired in to the circuit as described with the recommended SPDT toggle switch.

Thanks - Mark  WA0RXR






Hi-Per-Mite Question

Mark Hansen
 

I plan to incorporate the HPM into my Bayou Jumper which is currently under construction. What is the proper configuration as far as audio gain - should I build the HPM with gain, or with 0 gain?
It will be wired in to the circuit as described with the recommended SPDT toggle switch.

Thanks - Mark WA0RXR


Re: New Bayou Jumper Owners

Gary E. Kohtala
 

My Bayou Jumper is under construction at this time. I will provide feedback in the near future. Happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

On Jan 11, 2021, at 20:59, "Keith Arns via groups.io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

For those who have built a new bayou jumper; How about some comments of your experience; Building and / or on the air stories for the February

QRP Banner.  A few sentences, paragraph or page with possible pictures would be great to share with other members.

Please email your comments to:
editorqrpbanner@...

Regards and Stay Safe,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/13/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.

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