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Re: Morse Code wins again

n4mj
 

then, maybe he just got lucky. lol or HI  My first thoughts after reading about this in the news was - does the writer (so called journalist) even know what Morse code is?  My opinion of journalists these days isn't very good. 
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On Monday, May 3, 2021, 06:47:02 PM CDT, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


On 5/2/2021 19:48, Ted via groups.io wrote:
> More like DTMF.  This is quickly becoming an urban legend.
>

That's what I said on the QRZ.com forums thread.  I seriously doubt that
any security keypad was using Morse code.  I don't doubt the elderly
couple may have had a history of using Morse code in the military,
possibly giving them the ability to listen to the keypad with a lot of
surrounding noise, but they most likely weren't sitting there copying
Morse code but listening for the proper DTMF tones.


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/05/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 May 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.


Re: Morse Code wins again

Tom Sevart
 

On 5/2/2021 19:48, Ted via groups.io wrote:
More like DTMF.  This is quickly becoming an urban legend.
That's what I said on the QRZ.com forums thread. I seriously doubt that any security keypad was using Morse code. I don't doubt the elderly couple may have had a history of using Morse code in the military, possibly giving them the ability to listen to the keypad with a lot of surrounding noise, but they most likely weren't sitting there copying Morse code but listening for the proper DTMF tones.


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Volunteer Operators Needed

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Group 
A few months ago I joined the International CW council to assist with  promoting CW activity across all of the Major Cw Groups that a lot of 
us belong to. 

The LICW, Long Island CW Club is looking for some volunteer ops to assist them with the Give Back Program that they have organized. 
The only requirement will be some of your time to get on the air and operate while promoting the continued use of CW on the bands. 

The information below will fill in the details. It sounds like fun to me, and gives us a chance to promote our 4SQRP group while enjoying some quality air time. 

Thanks for the Band width. 

Here is a repost of the Message from Howard, WB2UZE. 

DE WB2UZE

I want to thank: Hal WA2AKV, Bob K4RLC, Ed W2LCQ, Robb K2MZ, Jim W6JIM, Ken AA5CF, Marv W5DT, Remi K1KHU, Walt W2TE, Karen AG4CC for volunteering and participating in this program.  I would like to get 10 more volunteers which is not asking a lot from a Club that has a few hundred members capable of doing this.

Through LICW and the International CW Council (now consisting of 22 major worldwide CW clubs), we were able to double the activity in this program and the volunteers are enjoying their efforts

Here are the details:


a) CWops has a 'Giving Back Program' already in place where every day a member takes a time slot at 1900hrs their local time and gets on 40 or 80m and attempts to work other amateurs in the speed range of 15-20wpm.  The reason for that speed is Cwops felt there is a gap in the amount of hams using that speed and it is indeed a critical one to master before getting above 20wpm and into Head Copy capabilities.

b) It would be great if LICW members can volunteer to get on the air at 1900hrs (your local time) any time possible.  This does not mean you would need to QSO only our Club or CWops members.  The goal is to make the CW bands more active at 15-20wpm with talented operators to help others learning and wanting to improve their CW

c) Any volunteers from LICW please email Rob K6RB:  k6rb58@...  with copy to me at: berny450@..., and inform which day and time you would like to take.  We are going to run this program Mondays-Fridays and leave the weekends open so not to conflict with contests etc.  If there are any questions to further clarify this 'Giving Back Program', please do not hesitate to ask

Regards
Howard


Thanks all 
Have a safe week! 



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Re: Morse Code wins again

davemrtn
 

Yes, a few head scratchers in that article.

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On 5/2/2021 10:41 PM, n4mj via groups.io wrote:
Read that early this morning.  At least it got "Morse code" in the news.  Guessing he memorized tones as the lock was used. I am curious how he was allowed time, unauthorized time, to play with the key pad and figure out the actual code.  All this presumes the lock/keys emitted tones during operation.

Also, wondering why he was in the place if he had that much cognitive ability.

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On Sunday, May 2, 2021, 07:48:53 PM CDT, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> wrote:


More like DTMF.  This is quickly becoming an urban legend.



On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 20:37, davemrtn

https://www.foxnews.com/us/couple-escape-tennessee-assisted-living-morse-code

View the story in the link provided.....

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Re: Morse Code wins again

n4mj
 

Read that early this morning.  At least it got "Morse code" in the news.  Guessing he memorized tones as the lock was used. I am curious how he was allowed time, unauthorized time, to play with the key pad and figure out the actual code.  All this presumes the lock/keys emitted tones during operation.

Also, wondering why he was in the place if he had that much cognitive ability.

73 de n4mj


 
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On Sunday, May 2, 2021, 07:48:53 PM CDT, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> wrote:


More like DTMF.  This is quickly becoming an urban legend.



On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 20:37, davemrtn
<davemrtn@...> wrote:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/couple-escape-tennessee-assisted-living-morse-code

View the story in the link provided.....

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Hobby Lobby Boxes for Crystal Spotter

Jim, N5IB
 

Here's some info passed along from Dave, W3BJG ....

"When I went to Hobby Lobby and entered the part number for the wooden box,SKU 288743S, I too found that it was no longer available. In snooping around their (Hobby Lobby) web site, I found a "nest" of three (3) wooden boxes but no dimensions were given. I took a chance and ordered the set, SKU 299743. @ $7.47.

They arrived today and the smallest in the set is exactly the one for the Crystal Spotter Kit.
These three (3) boxes measure (outside dimensions) L X W X H:

Small 3 1/2" X 2 3/8" X 1 3/4"
Med 5" X 3 5/8" X 2 1/2"
Large 5 7/8" X 5" X 3 3/8"
So I got the right box plus I have two (2) spares for other projects."


Re: Morse Code wins again

Ted
 

More like DTMF.  This is quickly becoming an urban legend.



On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 20:37, davemrtn
<davemrtn@...> wrote:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/couple-escape-tennessee-assisted-living-morse-code

View the story in the link provided.....

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Morse Code wins again

davemrtn
 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/couple-escape-tennessee-assisted-living-morse-code

View the story in the link provided.....

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Wherever I go, there He is.



Another reason to learn Morse Code.

davemrtn
 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/couple-escape-tennessee-assisted-living-morse-code

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Re: Good Spy Radio Video

davemrtn
 

Thanks for the link.

I really enjoyed it.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.


On 5/1/2021 7:02 PM, Gene Kauffman wrote:
I'm nearly finished building my Bayou Jumper. I suspect many of you, like me, who are interested in the BJ are also interested in the WWII history of the radio operators and spies who worked for the SOE and resistance groups.  I have many books about the code-breakers at Bletchly park and books about spies during the war.
This is a long, but very detailed youtube video by Bill Hopkins AA2YV from the antique wireless museum.  It's a long video and I watched it in bits.  I think if you're interested in the WWII wireless operators you'll find it interesting.            https://youtu.be/swSaDvk8ueE

Gene NP2BB


Re: Good Spy Radio Video

Rich AE1RL
 

Thanks for the suggestion Gene. It was very interesting - so much so that I watched the whole thing start to finish, like a good book that couldn't be put down.

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Re: Good Spy Radio Video

Gene Kauffman
 

Glad you liked it. It was very interesting to me  

On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 7:17 PM W3BNO <Jfitzer1053@...> wrote:
What a wonderful presentation.


On May 1, 2021, at 7:02 PM, Gene Kauffman <genekauffman@...> wrote:

I'm nearly finished building my Bayou Jumper. I suspect many of you, like me, who are interested in the BJ are also interested in the WWII history of the radio operators and spies who worked for the SOE and resistance groups.  I have many books about the code-breakers at Bletchly park and books about spies during the war.
This is a long, but very detailed youtube video by Bill Hopkins AA2YV from the antique wireless museum.  It's a long video and I watched it in bits.  I think if you're interested in the WWII wireless operators you'll find it interesting.            https://youtu.be/swSaDvk8ueE

Gene NP2BB


Re: Good Spy Radio Video

W3BNO
 

What a wonderful presentation.


On May 1, 2021, at 7:02 PM, Gene Kauffman <genekauffman@...> wrote:

I'm nearly finished building my Bayou Jumper. I suspect many of you, like me, who are interested in the BJ are also interested in the WWII history of the radio operators and spies who worked for the SOE and resistance groups.  I have many books about the code-breakers at Bletchly park and books about spies during the war.
This is a long, but very detailed youtube video by Bill Hopkins AA2YV from the antique wireless museum.  It's a long video and I watched it in bits.  I think if you're interested in the WWII wireless operators you'll find it interesting.            https://youtu.be/swSaDvk8ueE

Gene NP2BB


Re: Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output

Darryl K4VLP
 

I’ve checked with Bletchley Park. As long as it fits inside your suitcase and doesn’t tip off the Gestapo, it’s bloody good show.

Darryl K4VLP 


Re: Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output

Tom Sevart
 

On 5/1/2021 14:23, N7RKC, Mike via groups.io wrote:
Are there any rules governing the use of a 10W booster amp to compensate for the lack of a decent antenna with a Paraset. ???
Thanks //Michael T. - N7RKC
Yes, you can only use one on days that end in Y.

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Re: Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output

griffithsesq.robert
 

Roger that. One of my first QSOs with my first Green Panel Bayou Jumper was with a station in Normandy, France, commemorating D-Day, the 6th of June. That daylight QSO was on 7.030 MHz using a bent and shortened 80/40 Dipole in my attic. The antenna is more important than adding an additional 5 or more Watts. However, do use a tuner in between the BJ and the antenna if the antenna is not resonant. Try it and have fun. 73. Griff NE3I 

Robert Alan Griffiths

On May 1, 2021, at 7:44 PM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

All I use with my 5w rigs is an enfed.  Cost is under $20 , easy to set up and use.  Got France from Florida with one a few months ago and only need WY for WAS.

Good luck with the BJ, just finished building mine yesterday, now need some power and run it through the paces.

GL, see you on the air.

John
KK4ITX 



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On May 1, 2021, at 5:12 PM, N7RKC, Mike via groups.io <emwizo@...> wrote:


Are there any rules governing the use of a 10W booster amp to compensate for the lack of a decent antenna with a Paraset. ???
Thanks //Michael T. - N7RKC


Re: Good Spy Radio Video

Ted
 

Thanks, Gene.  I'll definitely check that out.  

The spy-radio genre is kind of cool, and one has to appreciate the guts it took to be in a position to use them.

Ted
K3RTA


Good Spy Radio Video

Gene Kauffman
 

I'm nearly finished building my Bayou Jumper. I suspect many of you, like me, who are interested in the BJ are also interested in the WWII history of the radio operators and spies who worked for the SOE and resistance groups.  I have many books about the code-breakers at Bletchly park and books about spies during the war.
This is a long, but very detailed youtube video by Bill Hopkins AA2YV from the antique wireless museum.  It's a long video and I watched it in bits.  I think if you're interested in the WWII wireless operators you'll find it interesting.            https://youtu.be/swSaDvk8ueE

Gene NP2BB


Re: Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output

Curt
 

Mike

Each time we increase power 4X the impact is roughly 1 S unit at the receive end. So going up to 10w is a pretty small change. Also, to drive a typical 10w RF amp you will likely need to modify the paraset to output less than 1w.  A lot of effort for little gain. 

If antenna space is scarce, evaluate if you erect something at least partly vertical. A UK ham has a small garden vertical antenna on line that looks rather nice.  

Curt wb8yyy

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