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Second Sunday Sprint (Ozarkcon edition) results

John Lonigro
 

Well, we can now officially say that Ozarkcon 2021 is history, with the results of the Second Sunday Sprint now being announced.  I was hoping to see 15-20 people enter this month, but we only had 9.  As you know, this month's edition of the SSS had a slight twist.  The winner gets his choice of either a K1SWL Freq-Mite Morse frequency annunciator kit or a Hi-Per-Mite CW Filter kit. That winner is (drum roll please!) Carl WB0CFF, with 22 QSO points.  Carl blew away the competition this weekend, almost getting double the number of points as 2nd place Glenn N4MJ (12 points).  Coming in third was Nick WB5BKL with 8 QSO points.  Congratulations to Carl, who needs to contact me with his prize selection.  I will take it from there. Carl will receive his certificate shortly.

Carl (WB0CFF) is also in the contest lead for the year, with 61 total points vs 37 for Glenn (N4MJ).  We are already 33% of the way through 2021 (hard to believe, isn't it?).

Congratulations to all who participated, including John AL7JK, from Eagle River, Alaska.  Sorry you couldn't snag at least one contact, John, but you had a good excuse, being several thousand miles from the next closest member.  Keep plugging away!

Next month is the annual Mother's Day SSS.  No special prizes for May, as we revert to our normal format.

Until then, 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


OzarkCon prize

Lois Strong
 

I want to say thank you to  4SQRP/OzarkCon  for the Cric-Key that I won.  It is much appreciated and I can’t wait to put it together!  

It’s obvious that organizing and putting on the OzarkCon was a tremendous amount of work!  Thank you for all the hard work that provided an enriching benefit to many!  I am looking forward to next year. 

73,
        Lois Strong NK2A





Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/14/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) 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 (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: Ozarkcon -Thank You

Curt
 

Glad 3 out of 4 of us got involved thus far. Nice idea to make at least some of the presentations available, even if for a small time window. Hans usually will make his presentation at FDIM available afterwards. We should use the available technology. Enjoy that nice tuner John, glad it landed with you. I did enjoy some live interchange during the meeting 

73 Curt wb8yyy


Re: OzarkCon 2021

Wayne Dillon
 

I just got a note from the folks at the G-QRP-Club which basically said that they were trying to plan for an in-person HamFest (telford, shropshire, England) but were also planning to live stream it in case that large a gathering would not be possible. I understand that the "virtual" HamFest was a great success (as was Ozarkcon). Just thinking aloud. 
Be blessed all,
Wayne - NQ0RP

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/14/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) 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 (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: OzarkCon 2021

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

Caution . . .

In a casual conversation with one of my town's most prominent and charitable Catholic families, I asked if they had attended Easter services at their church last week, now that things had opened up.  They replied, "No we didn't.  It's been so nice to lay in bed in our pajamas, eat donuts and drink coffee while watching mass on Zoom this past year, that we're thinking we'll just continue doing so in the future."

73,

Kent  K9ZTV


On 4/11/2021 11:47 AM, someone wrote:
It was much easier for an out of region stranger to mingle in chat text and a maybe a couple vocalizations during break discussion, than it was attending 3 or 4 live events when they were here.


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Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

If you participated in the Second Sunday Sprint last night, make sure you send in your score, even if you didn't do very well.  It will be interesting to see if participation improved with a prize as an additional incentive.  If you forgot, go to qrpcontest.com and click on "4SQRP".  I'll tabulate everything tomorrow evening and report Wednesday morning.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Ozarkcon -Thank You

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

I had registered but family obligations kept me off line until 5PM after it was all over.  I hope the lectures will be on line for us latecomers.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Apr 12, 2021, at 12:15 AM, John C. Demuth - K8CQA <demuthent@...> wrote:


I really appreciated the on-line Ozarkcon.  I've wanted to attend for some years, but at first work obligations - then my wife's rapidly declining health - and now my own difficulties getting around - made travel and staying difficult if not impossible.  This year I was able to take it all in!  Thanks to all involved.

Re: prizes:  It would really be nice if each prize recipient would take the time to write a nice thank-you note to the prize donor; that might help ensure future cooperation from that donor.

Thanks again to all involved!
John - K8CQA - 4SQRP # 278

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:51 PM Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
Thank you to the volunteers of 4SQRP for a great virtual conference, as already stated by many others.

Being on the west coast with a marginal antenna I don’t get to participate much.   Haven’t had a successful net check-in yet.  Gary, KF7WNS, in Oregon is normally my only SSS contact.  So it was nice to ‘be at’ Ozarkcon for bit of participation.

Thank you especially to 4SQRP and the St. Luis QRP Society for the 4S Antenna Tuner/Coupler I was lucky enough to win! What a surprise to see my call on the list. Perhaps it wasn’t luck. I believe that’s the highest prize/Attendee ratio I’ve ever seen. 1/1?  Lots of generous supporters! Thank you to all.

John K6WS






Re: Ozarkcon -Thank You

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

I really appreciated the on-line Ozarkcon.  I've wanted to attend for some years, but at first work obligations - then my wife's rapidly declining health - and now my own difficulties getting around - made travel and staying difficult if not impossible.  This year I was able to take it all in!  Thanks to all involved.

Re: prizes:  It would really be nice if each prize recipient would take the time to write a nice thank-you note to the prize donor; that might help ensure future cooperation from that donor.

Thanks again to all involved!
John - K8CQA - 4SQRP # 278

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:51 PM Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
Thank you to the volunteers of 4SQRP for a great virtual conference, as already stated by many others.

Being on the west coast with a marginal antenna I don’t get to participate much.   Haven’t had a successful net check-in yet.  Gary, KF7WNS, in Oregon is normally my only SSS contact.  So it was nice to ‘be at’ Ozarkcon for bit of participation.

Thank you especially to 4SQRP and the St. Luis QRP Society for the 4S Antenna Tuner/Coupler I was lucky enough to win! What a surprise to see my call on the list. Perhaps it wasn’t luck. I believe that’s the highest prize/Attendee ratio I’ve ever seen. 1/1?  Lots of generous supporters! Thank you to all.

John K6WS






Re: Prizes from OZARKCON 2021

david edmonds
 

Thanks Woody WD9F, and the folks at OZARKCON 2021 for the Low pass filter.
Dave K4DME 73


On Apr 11, 2021, at 2:19 PM, Marty Lifgren via groups.io <mlifgr@...> wrote:

Thank you for the prize.

73,

KA2R


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F
<wg5f@...> wrote:
Well, now that Virtual Oazrkcon is all over, the work is just starting for your prize chairs (Karen & Ed)
With help from various donors, 4SQRP kitters, and others, we'll begin shipping prizes Monday 4/12/21 to the address on your OzarkCon registration.
I'll contact winners that have gift certificates, via email, to see if they would be able to accept those prizes via an email attachment.  
If for some reason you want to re-gift your prize, to be used at the 2022 OzarkCon event, contact me quickly please.
If you haven't checked yet to see you're a winner, look on line at: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NW-Obyt-mJl-xzmi8QUWIqFZSC6Ukuvu5OuZTP97LPs/edit#gid=0
or go to the OzarkCon web page, PRIZES tab, and click the big green WINNERS! button.  It takes you to the same google spreadsheet.
Congratulations to the winners!
I'm just sorry I'd didn't get to shake your hand and wish you well in person this year.
I'm looking forward to Branson in 2022.
72,
-Ed WG5F, and Karen W5KKM-
Ozarkcon Prize Chairs


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 04/11/2021 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 11 April 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.


Ozarkcon -Thank You

Jg
 

Thank you to the volunteers of 4SQRP for a great virtual conference, as already stated by many others.

Being on the west coast with a marginal antenna I don’t get to participate much. Haven’t had a successful net check-in yet. Gary, KF7WNS, in Oregon is normally my only SSS contact. So it was nice to ‘be at’ Ozarkcon for bit of participation.

Thank you especially to 4SQRP and the St. Luis QRP Society for the 4S Antenna Tuner/Coupler I was lucky enough to win! What a surprise to see my call on the list. Perhaps it wasn’t luck. I believe that’s the highest prize/Attendee ratio I’ve ever seen. 1/1? Lots of generous supporters! Thank you to all.

John K6WS


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 04/11/2021 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 11 April 2021, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: Prizes from OZARKCON 2021

Marty Lifgren
 

Thank you for the prize.

73,

KA2R


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F
<wg5f@...> wrote:
Well, now that Virtual Oazrkcon is all over, the work is just starting for your prize chairs (Karen & Ed)
With help from various donors, 4SQRP kitters, and others, we'll begin shipping prizes Monday 4/12/21 to the address on your OzarkCon registration.
I'll contact winners that have gift certificates, via email, to see if they would be able to accept those prizes via an email attachment.  
If for some reason you want to re-gift your prize, to be used at the 2022 OzarkCon event, contact me quickly please.
If you haven't checked yet to see you're a winner, look on line at: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NW-Obyt-mJl-xzmi8QUWIqFZSC6Ukuvu5OuZTP97LPs/edit#gid=0
or go to the OzarkCon web page, PRIZES tab, and click the big green WINNERS! button.  It takes you to the same google spreadsheet.
Congratulations to the winners!
I'm just sorry I'd didn't get to shake your hand and wish you well in person this year.
I'm looking forward to Branson in 2022.
72,
-Ed WG5F, and Karen W5KKM-
Ozarkcon Prize Chairs


Prizes from OZARKCON 2021

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Well, now that Virtual Oazrkcon is all over, the work is just starting for your prize chairs (Karen & Ed)
With help from various donors, 4SQRP kitters, and others, we'll begin shipping prizes Monday 4/12/21 to the address on your OzarkCon registration.
I'll contact winners that have gift certificates, via email, to see if they would be able to accept those prizes via an email attachment.  
If for some reason you want to re-gift your prize, to be used at the 2022 OzarkCon event, contact me quickly please.
If you haven't checked yet to see you're a winner, look on line at: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NW-Obyt-mJl-xzmi8QUWIqFZSC6Ukuvu5OuZTP97LPs/edit#gid=0
or go to the OzarkCon web page, PRIZES tab, and click the big green WINNERS! button.  It takes you to the same google spreadsheet.
Congratulations to the winners!
I'm just sorry I'd didn't get to shake your hand and wish you well in person this year.
I'm looking forward to Branson in 2022.
72,
-Ed WG5F, and Karen W5KKM-
Ozarkcon Prize Chairs


Re: OzarkCon 2021

Curt
 

It was much easier for an out of region stranger to mingle in chat text and a maybe a couple vocalizations during break discussion, than it was attending 3 or 4 live events when they were here. I was glad to be warmly engaged. Glad also to see the prize winners expressing appreciation. Keep touching the silicon, tickling the ions and appreciating its all been given to us. Thanks for hosting.

Curt


Re: Ozarkcon prizes

Walter - K5EST
 

One of the base beliefs of 4SQRP has always been "No Rules - No Dues" and as a byline we make our own money to advance QRP fun! 

Ozarkcon,  is an excellent event that has  many many members helping with event  plus radio equipment designs, testing, components acquisition, kitting/shipping, and support when something doesn't go right. Nope, we aren't perfect but making QRP kit building fun seems to be working. 

Congratulations to the winners and Ocon attendees and staff for still being the best of the best!

73,

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


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 10:28 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm Karen, Randy
Congrats!
Ed Meyer is the prize chairman and will be contacting you soon to verify shipping info.

He has over a 100 prizes to ship 
So it may take a few days.

Thanks for attending.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 10:23 AM Randall Wood <randallnwood@...> wrote:
Congrats Karen!

I won the Begali and never win anything either. So I am going to echo your question. Is there anything you guys need me to do for that?

The event was great! Thank you to all the speakers and people who made the event happen.

-Randy KE8JWB




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Re: Ozarkcon prizes

Tim N9PUZ
 

All,

Everyone who attended, whether they one a prize or not, should consider that it takes a huge amount of effort and expense to put on either the in-person Ozarkcon or the virtual one like this year's edition. Please support 4SQRP by purchasing a kit even if you just want to donate it as a prize for Ozarkcon 2022! Remember, all those nice prizes take actual 4SQRP cash to ship to the winners!

Tim N9PUZ


On 4/11/2021 9:46 AM, AG4CC wrote:
Wow, I am the grand prize winner of the IC-705! And never won anything before.

Is there something I have to do to get it sent to me?

Thanks to all the excellent presenters and all who worked behind the scenes.

73,
Karen AG4CC


Re: Ozarkcon prizes

Jim Sheldon
 

Nope. Just be patient. They have about 150 prizes to ship but they’ll ship to you automatically according to info on Ozarkcon webpages(s).

On Apr 11, 2021, at 10:23 AM, Randall Wood <randallnwood@gmail.com> wrote:

Congrats Karen!

I won the Begali and never win anything either. So I am going to echo your question. Is there anything you guys need me to do for that?

The event was great! Thank you to all the speakers and people who made the event happen.

-Randy KE8JWB



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