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Wacky Key entry deadline

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Everyone,  the deadline for us receiving your entry is April 3, 2021 at midnight central daylight savings time.

This allows time to have the entries judged and the Ozarkcon presentation prepared. 

We have some amazing crazy beautiful entries! Don't be bashful, send in your Crazy Key masterpiece!

73,


Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
4SQRP -> Enlighten, Entertain, and Educate
   


Re: Ozarkcon login nobody there

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

April 10th, 8:30 a.m.

K9ZTV



On 3/27/2021 9:58 AM, Bob - K2KI wrote:
It was my understanding that the event was on April 10th. Am I wrong somebody?
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Re: Ozarkcon login nobody there

Bob - K2KI
 

It was my understanding that the event was on April 10th. Am I wrong somebody?
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73/72 . .
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
Grid: FN34LW
NEQRP#: 911
4SQRP#: 2292
FP#: 4214
SKCC#: 12195
NAQCC#: 2337
100WattsID#: 4675
On 3/27/2021 10:43 AM, Kelly E wrote:
My link to the Ozarkcon event doesn't seem to work. I'm the only participant. Anyone out there monitoring the event who can help?

I've done 1000's of zoom conferences and been a user and tech support for major conferences for a decade. But not seeing things connect here. Have tried manual login and link login with same results.

Thanks in advance...
72,
Kelly K4UPG  4SQRP #117


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Re: Ozarkcon login nobody there

Kelly E
 


Hi John,

Yep... for some reason my calendar has it as March 10... could it be operator error? sigh...  I was so excited. I attended many moons ago and haven't been back since, so this virtual event would have been special.

My apologies for confusion. Happening more these days. 😮 Might need some new memory chips...

Tnx 72,
Kelly K4UPG


On 3/27/2021 10:48 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
I don’t think it starts until April 10 ?

John
KK4ITX 

🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Mar 27, 2021, at 10:43 AM, Kelly E <kmacker@...> wrote:

My link to the Ozarkcon event doesn't seem to work. I'm the only participant. Anyone out there monitoring the event who can help?

I've done 1000's of zoom conferences and been a user and tech support for major conferences for a decade. But not seeing things connect here. Have tried manual login and link login with same results.

Thanks in advance...
72,
Kelly K4UPG  4SQRP #117


Re: Ozarkcon login nobody there

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Kelly,
I’m not sure it will do anything till the morning of the 10th?
We can wait for Ron potter to reply, he is our Admin for the conference.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 9:49 AM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I don’t think it starts until April 10 ?

John
KK4ITX 

🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Mar 27, 2021, at 10:43 AM, Kelly E <kmacker@...> wrote:

My link to the Ozarkcon event doesn't seem to work. I'm the only participant. Anyone out there monitoring the event who can help?

I've done 1000's of zoom conferences and been a user and tech support for major conferences for a decade. But not seeing things connect here. Have tried manual login and link login with same results.

Thanks in advance...
72,
Kelly K4UPG  4SQRP #117

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Re: Ozarkcon login nobody there

John - KK4ITX
 

I don’t think it starts until April 10 ?

John
KK4ITX 

🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Mar 27, 2021, at 10:43 AM, Kelly E <kmacker@...> wrote:

My link to the Ozarkcon event doesn't seem to work. I'm the only participant. Anyone out there monitoring the event who can help?

I've done 1000's of zoom conferences and been a user and tech support for major conferences for a decade. But not seeing things connect here. Have tried manual login and link login with same results.

Thanks in advance...
72,
Kelly K4UPG  4SQRP #117


Ozarkcon login nobody there

Kelly E
 

My link to the Ozarkcon event doesn't seem to work. I'm the only participant. Anyone out there monitoring the event who can help?

I've done 1000's of zoom conferences and been a user and tech support for major conferences for a decade. But not seeing things connect here. Have tried manual login and link login with same results.

Thanks in advance...
72,
Kelly K4UPG  4SQRP #117


Re: Bust Colorado Operation, 26 March 21

W0EAX
 

Morning Paul
I’ll be listening for you. WOW, that menu at the Bust Kitchen looks really good. Hope you don’t eat before operating, the food will make you to groggy .... Ha Ha
Ron  W0EAX


On Mar 26, 2021, at 7:25 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:


   "Bust"  is where you go when Pikes Peak (The Mountain) is closed. It is closed for the next few months because of the new Summit House construction. The summit cams are all off line now but you can see the construction time-lapse video here:
Call  w0rw/m, (i don't do any mobile-in-motion CW anymore).
Date: 26 March  2021.
Time: 2000z, (1600 EDT). i will only be on the air for a half hour.
Frequency: 14061, +/- 1 kHz, CW.

Location: Bust, Colorado.
 https://www.facebook.com/BustColorado/
History: "Pikes Peak Gold Rush" See:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike's_Peak_Gold_Rush.

Elevation:  7500 Feet, But it is in a deep valley (Not a SOTA Site) and is a poor HF radio location.
Weather: Cool  +40F.
Web Cam: http://www.utepasscams.com/highway-24-cascade.html.
   If you can see me in the camera send "QRW" and i will wave.
The camera doesn't always work, Keep trying and i will keep adding quarters.

County: El Paso.
Equipment: PRC319.
Power: 50W.
Antenna: 6 foot center loaded mobile whip
Power source: 28V, 14 LiIon Cells.
Propagation: Poor.
Lots of Power Line noise here.
Hazards: Heavy traffic near by.

QSL: You can make your own QSL with a screen capture or get a Special  Bust QSL with a SASE.

Paul   w0rw/m
Bust, Colorado


Bust Colorado Operation, 26 March 21

w0rw
 

   "Bust"  is where you go when Pikes Peak (The Mountain) is closed. It is closed for the next few months because of the new Summit House construction. The summit cams are all off line now but you can see the construction time-lapse video here:
Call  w0rw/m, (i don't do any mobile-in-motion CW anymore).
Date: 26 March  2021.
Time: 2000z, (1600 EDT). i will only be on the air for a half hour.
Frequency: 14061, +/- 1 kHz, CW.

Location: Bust, Colorado.
 https://www.facebook.com/BustColorado/
History: "Pikes Peak Gold Rush" See:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike's_Peak_Gold_Rush.

Elevation:  7500 Feet, But it is in a deep valley (Not a SOTA Site) and is a poor HF radio location.
Weather: Cool  +40F.
Web Cam: http://www.utepasscams.com/highway-24-cascade.html.
   If you can see me in the camera send "QRW" and i will wave.
The camera doesn't always work, Keep trying and i will keep adding quarters.

County: El Paso.
Equipment: PRC319.
Power: 50W.
Antenna: 6 foot center loaded mobile whip
Power source: 28V, 14 LiIon Cells.
Propagation: Poor.
Lots of Power Line noise here.
Hazards: Heavy traffic near by.

QSL: You can make your own QSL with a screen capture or get a Special  Bust QSL with a SASE.

Paul   w0rw/m
Bust, Colorado


Re: Something you might find fun to use

Gary E. Kohtala
 

I've been using JS8Call since it was in beta and called FT8Call. I'm on
3588, 7110, or 14110 USB when I am on. It's an outstanding tool with lots of features,
plus is robust like FT8.

JS8Call is a rework of WSJTX and its FT8 mode,  but for purposes of having
real conversations, not just hello/goodbye exchange of signal reports &
grid squares. JS8Call allows real communication over great distances with
minimal power/antennas, etc. In my estimation, it is the best radio text messaging
digital package to date.

If you're into digital modes, check out JS8Call. You won't be disappointed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:10:53 PM EDT, n0evh <n0evh@...> wrote:


Hey 4State guys and gals,

Anyone interested in a ham radio tool that will allow us to chat on the air and share stuff with each other?

Well the developers of JS8Call have done an amazing job with version 2.2.0 and it may provide a fun way to use radio and technology to stay in touch as a group.

Before you judge this digital mode by its' name alone let me give you a short description so you can decide if you want to experiment.

----------------------

It is a weak signal digital mode.  I am using 5 watts on 40 meters and chat all over CONUS daily.

It is like PSK providing keyboard to keyboard chat, but easier to use.  Just click on the callsign of interest and type.  No tuning.

It provides several tools for groups of hams to use, including group messaging.  Messages can be dropped off and picked up even if the operator is busy eating lunch!  Messages can be relayed to stations out of reach by an intermediate station automatically.

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So what can we do to test it?  Do we need a net or what?  I don't think a net for now.

I would suggest those that want to experiment with JS8Call get your station up and running and get on 7.078 USB digital and find other 4state members like myself.

I leave my station on daily and if not in the shack you can drop off a message for me to read later.  Then we can figure out our next steps.

John N0EVH
Independence, MO


Something you might find fun to use

n0evh
 

Hey 4State guys and gals,

Anyone interested in a ham radio tool that will allow us to chat on the air and share stuff with each other?

Well the developers of JS8Call have done an amazing job with version 2.2.0 and it may provide a fun way to use radio and technology to stay in touch as a group.

Before you judge this digital mode by its' name alone let me give you a short description so you can decide if you want to experiment.

----------------------

It is a weak signal digital mode.  I am using 5 watts on 40 meters and chat all over CONUS daily.

It is like PSK providing keyboard to keyboard chat, but easier to use.  Just click on the callsign of interest and type.  No tuning.

It provides several tools for groups of hams to use, including group messaging.  Messages can be dropped off and picked up even if the operator is busy eating lunch!  Messages can be relayed to stations out of reach by an intermediate station automatically.

---------------------

So what can we do to test it?  Do we need a net or what?  I don't think a net for now.

I would suggest those that want to experiment with JS8Call get your station up and running and get on 7.078 USB digital and find other 4state members like myself.

I leave my station on daily and if not in the shack you can drop off a message for me to read later.  Then we can figure out our next steps.

John N0EVH
Independence, MO


Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Tom Sevart
 

On 3/24/2021 20:57, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ge Group
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around.
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well.
I listened on 7122 but all I could hear was an SKCC net.


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St. Paul, KS

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Dave 
Glad to have u check in.
I’m hoping for better Condition some day soon.
The bands get so long after dark it hard to contact u guys.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM k4dfg <k4dfg@...> wrote:
Johnny

Thank you for calling the net last night on 40 meters.  QRM, QSB, and static crashes but copied most everyone.  Hope to make it again.

73
Dave Gilliam
K4DFG



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Date: 3/24/21 9:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

k4dfg <k4dfg@...>
 

Johnny

Thank you for calling the net last night on 40 meters.  QRM, QSB, and static crashes but copied most everyone.  Hope to make it again.

73
Dave Gilliam
K4DFG



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Date: 3/24/21 9:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sorry John
You will get in again soon, we hope!
72 Johnny 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 9:51 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Nada here in Florida on either band.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 24, 2021, at 21:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

John - KK4ITX
 

Nada here in Florida on either band.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 24, 2021, at 21:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GREAT NET

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK THE TIME AND MADE THE EFFORT TO JOIN US.
N0RSR ROGER
N3OS GARY
N4ELM DAVE
WA9BNZ BILL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KC0PP KEITH
WG5F ED
NK8O CHARLES
N0EVH JOHN
K0BOG CHUCK
KB9JJA DALE
N0TGR DICK
K0EMT BRYAN

73'S
GOOD EVENING
BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/24/2021 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 24 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 (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



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) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/24/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
I will be trying to monitor 7.120. for those of you that have Bayou Jumpers. 
I will leave my transmit at 7.122 and listen down a Kc or so. 
See you in a few minutes. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 24 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 (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



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) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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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