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Re: S4 tuner

Bob Parr
 

T Hank you both.  I happen to have a dpdt of about the same size.  Will try to swap it out tonight.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Bob

------ Original Message ------
From: "Timothy East" <Timothyeast@...>
Sent: 3/18/2021 4:01:30 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] S4 tuner

New switch cured my problems. 


On Mar 18, 2021, at 15:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Bob
My experience with repairing a couple of these is the switch is probably bad.

The one I repaired had been too hot and was intermittent.

Just a guess?
72
Johnny 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 3:54 PM Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
Sorry if this shows up twice.  First time didn't look like it went through...

Okay, I have used my S4 tuner many times with the only issue being the red LED didn't usally go dark. Well I pulled out the S4 for the BJ London calling event and it didn't work. No spot on the inductor gave ANY lights, and it seems there is no signal coming out of the tuner. Tuner feeds a MFJ tuner that I use as a power meter when using the S4.
 
Any ideas where to start looking?

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Re: S4 tuner

Timothy East
 

New switch cured my problems. 


On Mar 18, 2021, at 15:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Bob
My experience with repairing a couple of these is the switch is probably bad.

The one I repaired had been too hot and was intermittent.

Just a guess?
72
Johnny 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 3:54 PM Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
Sorry if this shows up twice.  First time didn't look like it went through...

Okay, I have used my S4 tuner many times with the only issue being the red LED didn't usally go dark. Well I pulled out the S4 for the BJ London calling event and it didn't work. No spot on the inductor gave ANY lights, and it seems there is no signal coming out of the tuner. Tuner feeds a MFJ tuner that I use as a power meter when using the S4.
 
Any ideas where to start looking?

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Re: S4 tuner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Bob
My experience with repairing a couple of these is the switch is probably bad.

The one I repaired had been too hot and was intermittent.

Just a guess?
72
Johnny 

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 3:54 PM Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:
Sorry if this shows up twice.  First time didn't look like it went through...

Okay, I have used my S4 tuner many times with the only issue being the red LED didn't usally go dark. Well I pulled out the S4 for the BJ London calling event and it didn't work. No spot on the inductor gave ANY lights, and it seems there is no signal coming out of the tuner. Tuner feeds a MFJ tuner that I use as a power meter when using the S4.
 
Any ideas where to start looking?

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S4 tuner

Bob Parr
 

Sorry if this shows up twice.  First time didn't look like it went through...

Okay, I have used my S4 tuner many times with the only issue being the red LED didn't usally go dark. Well I pulled out the S4 for the BJ London calling event and it didn't work. No spot on the inductor gave ANY lights, and it seems there is no signal coming out of the tuner. Tuner feeds a MFJ tuner that I use as a power meter when using the S4.
 
Any ideas where to start looking?


Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

John Lonigro
 

We probably need to change the DMR net reminder to reflect the accurate time of the net.  While it does say 9:00 pm Central Time, it also says 0300 UTC, which is wrong during DST.

72,
John, AA0VE 

On 3/18/21 7:44 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Thanks Ron, sometimes I throw out my Call when it gets quiet in the hopes of snagging an opening.  A few years ago when I first joined 4S there wasn’t any problem getting to KS but it’s a rarity now.

I often report my efforts not to complain but to let the NCS know that there’s more OPs trying than he was able to pick up.

Good time even if I don’t make it in the Log.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 17, 2021, at 22:51, Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:

Had a decent copy on Johnny in Central California   About a 339.  Guess my sig not good enough going out. 


On Mar 17, 2021, at 6:22 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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

John - KK4ITX
 

Thanks Ron, sometimes I throw out my Call when it gets quiet in the hopes of snagging an opening.  A few years ago when I first joined 4S there wasn’t any problem getting to KS but it’s a rarity now.

I often report my efforts not to complain but to let the NCS know that there’s more OPs trying than he was able to pick up.

Good time even if I don’t make it in the Log.

72,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 17, 2021, at 22:51, Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:

Had a decent copy on Johnny in Central California   About a 339.  Guess my sig not good enough going out. 


On Mar 17, 2021, at 6:22 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Charles W. Powell
 

We don't change the local start time of 2100 Central time, Bryan.  So with the time change our start time is 0200 UTC.  0300 would be a little late for all of us old guys in the Midwest.

72,

Charles - NK8O

On 3/17/21 9:59 PM, Bryan, KJ7PRS via groups.io wrote:
I guess I missed the net.  This is what I had from the email.  I need to get squared away on the time, what am I missing here?  Right now my watch says 0251 UTC, the net says it starts at 0300.

Thanks, Bryan KJ7PRS

 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.

On Mar 17, 2021, at 7:36 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

GREAT NET

TOPIC WAS FT-243 CRYSTALS WHERE TO GET THEM

N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
NA1MH DAVID
N4ELM DAVE
N0EVH JOHN
AC0BQ JOHNNY
NK8O CHARLES
K0BOG CHUCK
KB4QNR BOBBY
VE3MKX MIKE
73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

I guess I missed the net.  This is what I had from the email.  I need to get squared away on the time, what am I missing here?  Right now my watch says 0251 UTC, the net says it starts at 0300.

Thanks, Bryan KJ7PRS

 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.

On Mar 17, 2021, at 7:36 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

GREAT NET

TOPIC WAS FT-243 CRYSTALS WHERE TO GET THEM

N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
NA1MH DAVID
N4ELM DAVE
N0EVH JOHN
AC0BQ JOHNNY
NK8O CHARLES
K0BOG CHUCK
KB4QNR BOBBY
VE3MKX MIKE
73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

I guess I missed the net.  This is what I had from the email.  I need to get squared away on the time, what am I missing here?  Right now my watch says 0251 UTC, the net says it starts at 0300.

Thanks, Bryan KJ7PRS

 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.


On Mar 17, 2021, at 7:36 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

GREAT NET

TOPIC WAS FT-243 CRYSTALS WHERE TO GET THEM

N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
NA1MH DAVID
N4ELM DAVE
N0EVH JOHN
AC0BQ JOHNNY
NK8O CHARLES
K0BOG CHUCK
KB4QNR BOBBY
VE3MKX MIKE
73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 and 80 meter CW nets

Jg
 

Had a decent copy on Johnny in Central California   About a 339.  Guess my sig not good enough going out. 


On Mar 17, 2021, at 6:22 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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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DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GREAT NET

TOPIC WAS FT-243 CRYSTALS WHERE TO GET THEM

N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
NA1MH DAVID
N4ELM DAVE
N0EVH JOHN
AC0BQ JOHNNY
NK8O CHARLES
K0BOG CHUCK
KB4QNR BOBBY
VE3MKX MIKE
73'S
BERT
N0YJ


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 

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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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 

--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
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

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

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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