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Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

AG1P Ron
 

I think you made it into OR John.  I picked up an ITX but not the whole call.

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of John - KK4ITX via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter CW nets

 

Well at least I heard N4ELM around 7mins into the Net, he gave me a solid 589, not bad for 600+ miles.  No one else though.

 

72,

 

John

KK4ITX 

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On Mar 17, 2021, at 20:53, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good Evening again

Well 

I don't see any lightning close by but I have a strong s5-6 noise level. 

I will call a few rounds at 8:00 pm CDT.

It looks like that will be 01:00 UTC? 

72 

Johnny AC0BQ 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good evening group

We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.

Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

 

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

 

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

 

I will post again before net time.

 

72

Johnny ACØBQ 

 

 

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40 and 80 Meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well not too bad considering the WX! 
40 Meters 
W4VJ JIM First Time
KO8S KARL 
N4ELM DAVE 
N5IB JIM 

80 Meters was thin and noisy! 
Check in's were:
KL7IXI MIKE 
N0YJ BERT 
N4ELM DAVE Double! 

Thanks Guys
Heads up, I know we have some heavy storms flying around. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

John - KK4ITX
 

Well at least I heard N4ELM around 7mins into the Net, he gave me a solid 589, not bad for 600+ miles.  No one else though.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 17, 2021, at 20:53, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good Evening again
Well 
I don't see any lightning close by but I have a strong s5-6 noise level. 
I will call a few rounds at 8:00 pm CDT.
It looks like that will be 01:00 UTC? 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 





On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good evening group
We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.
Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

I will post again before net time.

72
Johnny ACØBQ 


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Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

GE Ron 
That's COOL! 
I would be tickled to hear you from OR!
Yes, It sounds like 40 is long as usual after dark. 
We  are having some weird weather, rained all day and cold north wind, Thunderstorms at times, forecast is 2 inches of snow by morning. 
That about covers it all. 
72 
Hope to hear you some day! 
Johnny 


On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 8:17 PM AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

Some joy tonite. Band must have been long. Picked up your call out of the weeds once. Most of the time it was one or two characters as signals came in and went out. Sent out my call but no joy. First time in a long time that I heard anyone.

72 - Ron - AG1P

Central OR Coast

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:54 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter CW nets

 

Good Evening again

Well 

I don't see any lightning close by but I have a strong s5-6 noise level. 

I will call a few rounds at 8:00 pm CDT.

It looks like that will be 01:00 UTC? 

72 

Johnny AC0BQ 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good evening group

We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.

Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

 

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

 

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

 

I will post again before net time.

 

72

Johnny ACØBQ 

 

 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

AG1P Ron
 

Some joy tonite. Band must have been long. Picked up your call out of the weeds once. Most of the time it was one or two characters as signals came in and went out. Sent out my call but no joy. First time in a long time that I heard anyone.

72 - Ron - AG1P

Central OR Coast

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:54 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter CW nets

 

Good Evening again

Well 

I don't see any lightning close by but I have a strong s5-6 noise level. 

I will call a few rounds at 8:00 pm CDT.

It looks like that will be 01:00 UTC? 

72 

Johnny AC0BQ 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good evening group

We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.

Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

 

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

 

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

 

I will post again before net time.

 

72

Johnny ACØBQ 

 

 

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/17/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

John - KK4ITX
 

Stay safe Johnny, if you can’t make it perhaps we can make some noise without your great ears !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 17, 2021, at 20:11, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good evening group
We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.
Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

I will post again before net time.

72
Johnny ACØBQ 


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Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Evening again
Well 
I don't see any lightning close by but I have a strong s5-6 noise level. 
I will call a few rounds at 8:00 pm CDT.
It looks like that will be 01:00 UTC? 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 





On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good evening group
We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.
Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

I will post again before net time.

72
Johnny ACØBQ 


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40 and 80 meter CW nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good evening group
We have heavy storms on top of us tonight.
Right now it’s heavy rain with Thunder boomers and Ice mixed in.

I will check the lightning radar closer to net time but it was thundering just a few minutes ago.

So long story short, It doesn’t look good for NCS again tonight.

I will post again before net time.

72
Johnny ACØBQ 


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/17/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 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.


SSS Results for March

John Lonigro
 

Well, participation was not great this month.  We only had 8 people visit qrpcontest.com and enter their score.  And one of those (Carl, WB0CFF) visited the site to enter a comment in the Soapbox section that he was unable to participate this month.  Hope Carl (and many others) can make it in April.  Despite being a no-show, Carl still has the high score for the year, but the rest of the field is creeping up on him.  For the year, he has 39 QSO points followed by John (K4BAI) with 36 and Glenn (N4MJ) with 25.  Glenn was able to win the March prize for most QSO points with 11, followed by Chas (W2SH) with 9 and John (K4BAI) with 8.  Congratulations to Glenn. He will receive his certificate shortly.  With those scores, the propagation gods mustn't have been very happy last weekend.

Don't miss the April SSS.  Since that contest falls on (virtual) Ozarkcon weekend, it will be called the Second Sunday Ozarkcon Sprint (SSOS). All the rules will be the same and the scores count the same.  However, the winner of the April SSS will receive a 4SQRP kit as a prize, his choice of either a Hypermite filter or a FREQmite frequency counter.  These choices are subject to change and availability.  I'd suggest you circle your calendar now so you don't forget.  The second Sunday of April is the 11th.  Obviously, Ozarkcon is the 10th and you might as well circle your calendar for that entire weekend.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/17/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 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.


Annual Sasquatch Stomp

Wayne McFee
 

From PNW QRP


Our PNW QRP sponsored fun event, the Sasquatch Stomp,  is less than three weeks away.

Check out the details here



We plan to be on the air for it. 

Hope to work you in the Stomp.

73,

Wayne  NB6M


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/17/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 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.


Ozarkcon Wacky Keys

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi All, in a very few short weeks the 2021 presentation of Ozarkcon will be online, via Zoom!

To enter your "Wacky Key" creation it is an easy process. 
1st... take a picture of the key
2nd...make and include a short video ~15 seconds or so will be enough for us to be able to see the key works
3rd.....send an email to   wackykey@...   (this is the file that the judges use for selection)
and
4th.....I will send you a receipt email to let you know your entry is received.

Rules are pretty simple:
1. You can't use any parts from a "real" key.  
2. You must demonstrate the key or paddle by sending some CW.  We must be able to copy the CW.

Now, I have access to years and years of farm equipment in several barns so a crazier than Cra Cra is easy. Heck, take a look around and there has to be something that wiggles, bends, or has hinges that would make a telegraph key. I made a straight key from a pickup truck tailgate......and it WORKED great!!! It was a bit heavy for a portable HamOut :-)

73, from the Wacky Coordinator,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
 


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Please remember to enter your Second Sunday Sprint score at qrpcontest.com.  As usual, I hope to tabulate everything by tomorrow afternoon/evening and don't want to miss anybody.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 03/14/2021 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 14 March 2021
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, 03/14/2021 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 14 March 2021, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Bayou Jumper operating Event

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
Here is a repost for the Bayou Jumper event on Monday.

Grab your Bayou Jumper or Paraset Replica and join us.
72 
Johnny ACØBQ 

Beware the Ides of March...

Next "London Calling" event on Monday March 15
This honors the 100th birthday of SOE wireless operator Eileen Nearne (SK), MBE, Croix de Guerre 
read about her at:    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Nearne>

We'll have three "Londons" to try and even out the propagation:
AC0BQ in KS, N4DR in MD, and N5IB in LA
We'll each run as much QRO as we can manage   LOL   where **are** the steroids for my hamster ???

15 Mar 2021 (Monday evening in USA)
Time: 2200 - 0200 UTC  (moving into 16 Mar UTC)
JIM N5IB
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Re: Reduction Drive

WA0ITP
 

thanks vy much Gwen.   I appreciate it.

On Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 10:12 AM Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:
I did a little Googlewhacking, and found that places like the UPS Store and Staples frequently have 3d printing services these days. But if you can't find one nearby, there are online services that will print your file for you and ship it to you. The cost varies on the complexity of the piece and what material and settings you choose for it. I have a 3d printer but I'm not very good with it yet, so I keep track of where things can be printed in materials my printer won't handle.

I found this list for 2021 that seems reliable. https://all3dp.com/1/best-online-3d-printing-service-3d-print-services/

I like All3dp.com for its 3d-printing related information. 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P



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