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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/05/2021 #cal-notice

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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

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.


Tonight’s Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
The NCS for tonight’s net will be Bert N0YJ.
I have to attend to my monthly civic duties.
Cu next week.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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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: Bayou Jumper test schedule

Roger-N0RSR
 

I might be able to give it a shot between nets tonight.

If you're on at 8pm central you may find the 4SQRP net brimming with activity around that frequency. Net control may well be searching around 7.122 for agents and check-ins.

-Roger
N0RSR

On Wed, May 5, 2021, 9:44 AM Bruce Kirkpatrick via groups.io <bkirkpatrick5=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning/afternoon all

I would like to try to make a contact or contacts with my Bayou Jumper this evening.  
I will be at 7120.1 KHz, at 8:45 p.m. Central time.  
My code speed is about 10 wpm.
I will be running it barefoot into a shortened dipole up about twenty feet.
I would welcome and appreciate anyone who could try to work me this evening so that I may prove my worthiness as a spy.
Thanks and 73…..
Bruce   KEØVR
Henderson, Colorado

On May 5, 2021, at 6:31 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

W0RW  operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>. 
Date:  6 May 2021, Thursday. ...Tomorrow...
Freq:   7031 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1600z, (Noon EDT). 
  
First i will be using my 40 meter Trojan Horse Radio,  
It looks like a real BC-221 WW2 Frequency Meter but it has a '1 Watter'  inside 
driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> . 
It has a Velleman K4001 audio amplifier for the speaker and a Hi-Per-Mite CW audio filter from <http://www.4sqrp.com>.
  You can see photos of it in QRP Quarterly,  April 2021.

Then i will switch over to my other Trojan Horse Radio, The PRC319 "Lite"
It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside 

Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1700z, (1300 EDT). 

  You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in QRP Quarterly, Oct. 2016.  
It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack. 

  Paul w0rw 
@ Ice Station Zebra, 
Colorado



Bayou Jumper test schedule

Bruce Kirkpatrick
 

Good morning/afternoon all

I would like to try to make a contact or contacts with my Bayou Jumper this evening.  
I will be at 7120.1 KHz, at 8:45 p.m. Central time.  
My code speed is about 10 wpm.
I will be running it barefoot into a shortened dipole up about twenty feet.
I would welcome and appreciate anyone who could try to work me this evening so that I may prove my worthiness as a spy.
Thanks and 73…..
Bruce   KEØVR
Henderson, Colorado

On May 5, 2021, at 6:31 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

W0RW  operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>. 
Date:  6 May 2021, Thursday. ...Tomorrow...
Freq:   7031 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1600z, (Noon EDT). 
  
First i will be using my 40 meter Trojan Horse Radio,  
It looks like a real BC-221 WW2 Frequency Meter but it has a '1 Watter'  inside 
driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> . 
It has a Velleman K4001 audio amplifier for the speaker and a Hi-Per-Mite CW audio filter from <http://www.4sqrp.com>.
  You can see photos of it in QRP Quarterly,  April 2021.

Then i will switch over to my other Trojan Horse Radio, The PRC319 "Lite"
It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside 

Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1700z, (1300 EDT). 

  You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in QRP Quarterly, Oct. 2016.  
It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack. 

  Paul w0rw 
@ Ice Station Zebra, 
Colorado



Re: W0RW Trojan Horse Radio, 7031, 6 May 21, 1600z.

Matthew Halsey
 

Original e-mail indicates 1600z (40m) and 1700z (20m)

Matt
KC3OIV

On May 5, 2021, at 9:27 AM, Matthew Halsey via groups.io <rftb_cowboy@...> wrote:

Is there a way to see photos without having a subscription to ARP Quarterly?

Matt
KC3OIV

On May 5, 2021, at 8:31 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

W0RW  operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>. 
Date:  6 May 2021, Thursday. ...Tomorrow...
Freq:   7031 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1600z, (Noon EDT). 
  
First i will be using my 40 meter Trojan Horse Radio,  
It looks like a real BC-221 WW2 Frequency Meter but it has a '1 Watter'  inside 
driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> . 
It has a Velleman K4001 audio amplifier for the speaker and a Hi-Per-Mite CW audio filter from <http://www.4sqrp.com>.
  You can see photos of it in QRP Quarterly,  April 2021.

Then i will switch over to my other Trojan Horse Radio, The PRC319 "Lite"
It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside 

Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1700z, (1300 EDT). 

  You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in QRP Quarterly, Oct. 2016.  
It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack. 

  Paul w0rw 
@ Ice Station Zebra, 
Colorado




Re: W0RW Trojan Horse Radio, 7031, 6 May 21, 1600z.

Matthew Halsey
 

Is there a way to see photos without having a subscription to ARP Quarterly?

Matt
KC3OIV

On May 5, 2021, at 8:31 AM, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

W0RW  operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>. 
Date:  6 May 2021, Thursday. ...Tomorrow...
Freq:   7031 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1600z, (Noon EDT). 
  
First i will be using my 40 meter Trojan Horse Radio,  
It looks like a real BC-221 WW2 Frequency Meter but it has a '1 Watter'  inside 
driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> . 
It has a Velleman K4001 audio amplifier for the speaker and a Hi-Per-Mite CW audio filter from <http://www.4sqrp.com>.
  You can see photos of it in QRP Quarterly,  April 2021.

Then i will switch over to my other Trojan Horse Radio, The PRC319 "Lite"
It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside 

Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1. 
Time:  1700z, (1300 EDT). 

  You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in QRP Quarterly, Oct. 2016.  
It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack. 

  Paul w0rw 
@ Ice Station Zebra, 
Colorado



W0RW Trojan Horse Radio, 7031, 6 May 21, 1600z.

w0rw
 

W0RW  operating from Ice Station Zebra, <http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu>. 

Date:  6 May 2021, Thursday. ...Tomorrow...
Freq:   7031 kHz +/- 1. 

Time:  1600z, (Noon EDT). 

  

First i will be using my 40 meter Trojan Horse Radio,  

It looks like a real BC-221 WW2 Frequency Meter but it has a '1 Watter'  inside 

 <http://www.kitsandparts.com/1watter-V3.php>, 

driving a Pacific Antenna  10W amplifier  <http://www.qrpkits.com/10wamp.html> . 

It has a Velleman K4001 audio amplifier for the speaker and a Hi-Per-Mite CW audio filter from <http://www.4sqrp.com>.

  You can see photos of it in QRP Quarterly,  April 2021.


Then i will switch over to my other Trojan Horse Radio, The PRC319 "Lite"

It looks like a real PRC319 but it has a  '1 Watter'  inside 

Freq:   14061 kHz +/- 1. 

Time:  1700z, (1300 EDT). 


  You can see photos of the 'PRC319 Lite' in QRP Quarterly, Oct. 2016.  

It  weighs about 7 pounds with a 7S - 26650 LiIon battery pack. 


  Paul w0rw 

@ Ice Station Zebra, 

Colorado



Re: Unbuilt 4SQRP Kits

Jim, N5IB
 

For the lucky op who scored Jerry's stash...
The SAVXO can be used with the Bayou Jumper.
The SAVXO manual has info about adapting it to the SS-40, and that Tx is identical to the Tx section of the BJ.

N5IB


Re: Unbuilt 4SQRP Kits

Jerry Fay
 

Shawnr and others these have been claimed.  Thanks for looking.

Jerry, WU1U


Re: Unbuilt 4SQRP Kits

Shawn Reed
 

Couldn't reach you, Jerry. I am good for the lot, if still available. Thank you, Shawnr. kf7yff

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 07:39:33 PM PDT, Jerry Fay via groups.io <wu1u@...> wrote:


I am going through the process of preparing for possible relocation.  That has led to reviewing a number of boxes that came from a previous move that had not been opened. I found the following unbuilt kits from 4SQRP and do see an opportunity to build them.  I do not wish to parcel them out so if someone is willing to buy the lot at my cost of $160 I will pay to ship them to you.

Four State Dummy Load SMD Starter Kit ($7.00)

K8IQY Magic Box TR Switching System ($44.00)

K8IQY SS-40 Stable and Sensitive 40M Receiver  ($50.00)

K8IQY SAVXO Stand Alone VXO ($24.00)

KD1JV Tenna Dipper ($35.00)

 I also have a built NS-40 Class E Transmitter that I will throw in if you want it.

 

Please email me through @arrl.net  if interested.
Jerry, WU1U


Unbuilt 4SQRP Kits

Jerry Fay
 

I am going through the process of preparing for possible relocation.  That has led to reviewing a number of boxes that came from a previous move that had not been opened. I found the following unbuilt kits from 4SQRP and do see an opportunity to build them.  I do not wish to parcel them out so if someone is willing to buy the lot at my cost of $160 I will pay to ship them to you.

Four State Dummy Load SMD Starter Kit ($7.00)

K8IQY Magic Box TR Switching System ($44.00)

K8IQY SS-40 Stable and Sensitive 40M Receiver  ($50.00)

K8IQY SAVXO Stand Alone VXO ($24.00)

KD1JV Tenna Dipper ($35.00)

 I also have a built NS-40 Class E Transmitter that I will throw in if you want it.

 

Please email me through @arrl.net  if interested.
Jerry, WU1U


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

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

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

davemrtn
 

I agree with you 100% about today's journalist.

They are just like the big guy (that I will leave unnamed), they just read the prompter and have no idea what they are talking about.

At least Morse Code got a mention in the media and some other miss-informed person might say " Hey, I ought to learn Morse Code ! ".

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


On 5/3/2021 6:52 PM, n4mj via groups.io wrote:
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. 
n4mj


 
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  Thank you! 



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.


--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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

Timothy Fidler
 

If you use the 50 W CW  KIT amp from Qrp Labs (about $30 USD) you will get 14 W true out on 40 M with a 14 V supply. that 's another 5.5 dB of signal at the far end.   That amp will produce 45 W but only on a 22 VDC supply.  It is specifically designed for QSK CW work though mods to make it a SSB amp are possible.

If  you equip it with "bend pin "  RD16HH mosfets you will get up to 20 W of clean  CW rf out  on 40 mtrs. THe efficiency will be about 55 percent.  The RD16HHs can be got for about $12 a pair from Ebay Schenzen etc  (if you go too cheap you will get fakes ) . Hans Summers ex  Qrp labs does  not sell those parts  . THe RD16s are vastly better from a thermal  point of view.

NB you need to get  an RX / TX 5V  TTL signal out of the BJ to the  power amp to control it the rx tx switching . that could be an issue - you may need to fit a TDO timer (CMOS 555) based on the CW key  down so you will get only semi qsk in that case. 

The 50W CW amp is one off the deals of the century in  terms of what you get for the money.  The only ones that don't work  are the ones where someone on cocaine wound the RF transformers  or soldered the puppy up.  If you do build one,  consider fitting  dpdt relays and a second filter set so you  make it dual band. 

regards, TEF 


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

Dale Putnam
 

Hi John,
  I monitor the bands most all day, can be on at a good time for you?

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:44 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output
 
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 



🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

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

Ariel Jacala
 

I have been activating summits (now 144) with a QRP radio for the past three years and 5 watts (CW) have been plenty - albeit with dedicated chasers. The ones who need more power are SSB ops. I have been using end fed half waves almost exclusively. You can find some here - ny4gefhw.com. Footprint on 40m is between 200-800 miles with these antennas and a tuner is not needed and neither is a counterpoise needed.

Ariel NY4G

On May 4, 2021, at 10:21, griffithsesq.robert via groups.io <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks John and Bob for helpful Antenna information. 73. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths





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

griffithsesq.robert
 

Thanks John and Bob for helpful Antenna information. 73. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


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

N7RKC, Mike
 

It  was just a question about getting a bit more signal out.
Attached is my Blue panel set with self contained battery pack & home brew antenna tuner.  Provides Coax & balanced output.
After tuner loss it puts out 3.98W (Measured) into a trap Dipole hung into nearby trees.
I am rethinking the tuner design for one with lower loss & possibly trying a ground wire counterpoise
Haven't had a great deal of success with LD contacts so far.
Thought a bit of extra power into the antenna could make the difference.
KBO.
Regards, Michael T.


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

Bob Parr
 

I use about 66 feet and get it up in the trees in an inverted L or sloper form and a 30 counterpoise on the ground going in the same direction. I use the 4 States Tuner and it seems to work well.

Bob
KG5GTE

------ Original Message ------
From: "griffithsesq.robert via groups.io" <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io>
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Sent: 5/4/2021 5:58:21 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Use of a small amp to boost the 5 W Paraset output

John, KK4ITX, do you direct feed the the end fed or use a tuner in between it and the BJ? What is its length? Does it incorporate any Balun or Unun on the Transceiver end. Do you use any counterpoise with it? Thanks. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths
On May 1, 2021, at 7:44 PM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> 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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