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Now: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
07/07/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-reminder

Jim, N5IB
 

I'm portable at an undisclosed location... using the protototype Bayou Jumper... so NCS,... please listen down around 7121.7

N5IB


Re: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
Bert, N0YJ will be NCS for the 40 and 80 meter CW Nets.
I have to attend my monthly civic duty.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
07/07/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
07/07/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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: Delta Mike Romeo net topic

Dick Hammond
 

Nothing of any out of the ordinary. I just wait for it clear up.


On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 7:22 AM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
Power line interference, have you had problems with power line interference and how did you resolve them.

Hope to hear you on the net.

Bert
N0YJ


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Delta Mike Romeo net topic

Robert
 

Power line interference, have you had problems with power line interference and how did you resolve them.

Hope to hear you on the net.

Bert
N0YJ


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
07/07/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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.


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 07/07/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
07/07/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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: Cycle 25

W6BOW
 

Jerry,

Thanks for the wonderful story. Baker Beach near the 25th Avenue entrance to the Presidio is on my list of portable sites for preparing for a cross-country road-trip we will be making in August. Hopefully I'll be joining in on the 4SQRP Wednesday net  running my NS-40.

Here are some pics of GG Park I've taken recently.

The park has been the perfect spot for me to rehab following hip surgery last year with the added benefit of being my place to escape the horrendous QRN level at the home QTH! The price we urban hams pay for living in an increasingly wired and wireless world.

All best to you and your wife (N6DXW). (I guess "YL", and "XYL" have become terms of the past in these more enlightened times? That's ok with me.) 

73,
Don


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Brown <n4eobrown@...>
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 5, 2021 5:49 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cycle 25

Don,

30 years ago my wife (N6DXW) and I lived at 1411A Washington Blvd on the
southwest bluff of  the Presidio of San Francisco while I had duty at 
Letterman Army Med Center. My antenna ws a 3-L Cushcraft trap Yagi on a short tower. With a view of Sea Cliffs neighborhood and the Pacific, it was quite the DX site. I can remember working the entire Pacific rim at dusk from Alaska, Japan, Australia and Easter Island at dusk with all signals over S-9 one memorable evening.

73,

Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO, etc, etc, etc

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 7:47 PM W6BOW via groups.io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Band conditions they are a'changin' me thinks.


Re: Cycle 25

W6BOW
 

Curt,

Some things change for the better.  I live a block and a half from GG Park but never got to know and appreciate it until I started walking with a purpose after hip surgery last year. Now I try to cover at least 5 miles every day. 

This link will take you to some pics I've snapped along the way.
Enjoy.
.
Our family will be road tripping from NJ to CA in August. I'm hoping to join in the Wednesday net a couple of times running my NS-40. 
GG Park has given me a good place to work on my set up for the trip. The QRN level at the home QTH is horrendous due to all the RF due to our increasingly wired and wireless civilization! 

Curt, you 4SQRP guys and gals do a great job. TU. Attending Ozarcon rates high on my bucket list.

73,

W6BOW
Don


-----Original Message-----
From: Curt via groups.io <rhulett1@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 5, 2021 2:47 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cycle 25

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 05:46 PM, W6BOW wrote:

"picnic bench in SF's Golden Gate Park"
You are way braver than me.  I grew up about 40 miles east of there, ( first call WN6HJZ ) and that park was a zoo 50+ years ago.  Full of druggies and everything else person could imagine.  My future wife n I used to go to Filmore Auditorium and Avalon Ballroom some evenings to listen to Jefferson Airplane or Quicksilver.  They called us "short hairs" and we were the only ones there not stoned.

Those were the days my friend...

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Cycle 25

Jerry Brown
 

Don,

30 years ago my wife (N6DXW) and I lived at 1411A Washington Blvd on the
southwest bluff of  the Presidio of San Francisco while I had duty at 
Letterman Army Med Center. My antenna ws a 3-L Cushcraft trap Yagi on a short tower. With a view of Sea Cliffs neighborhood and the Pacific, it was quite the DX site. I can remember working the entire Pacific rim at dusk from Alaska, Japan, Australia and Easter Island at dusk with all signals over S-9 one memorable evening.

73,

Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO, etc, etc, etc


On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 7:47 PM W6BOW via groups.io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Band conditions they are a'changin' me thinks.


Re: Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

Curt
 

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 04:21 PM, John - KK4ITX wrote:
If it wasn’t for the RBN and WSPR some days I would think my equipment was not functioning at all.
Well, that is my observation too.  And yes the FT8 n FT4, etc has activity when no CW heard here.  In fact, I kinda use the FT8 segment to see if a band is active or not.  I must confess, don't get much of a charge from a 10 mile QSO.

Curt KB5JO
 
 


Re: Cycle 25

Curt
 

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 05:46 PM, W6BOW wrote:
"picnic bench in SF's Golden Gate Park"
You are way braver than me.  I grew up about 40 miles east of there, ( first call WN6HJZ ) and that park was a zoo 50+ years ago.  Full of druggies and everything else person could imagine.  My future wife n I used to go to Filmore Auditorium and Avalon Ballroom some evenings to listen to Jefferson Airplane or Quicksilver.  They called us "short hairs" and we were the only ones there not stoned.

Those were the days my friend...

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

W6BOW
 

Curt,

I note that the SF Radio Club (W6PW) conducts a weekly CW net on 2M. 

Any chance the 4SQRP might consider developing in future a 2M QRP CW TX?

W6BOW


-----Original Message-----
From: Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 4, 2021 5:47 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

I think possibly some is fewer big stations, with big antennas, are doing CW with the rise of ft8 ft4. Sometimes I operate successfully events at qrp, lots of cw activity there. I did operate my ft817 with an antenna in attic at my son's house, made some nice contacts from there. Well see what fall brings. Maybe build a qrp labs 25/50 watt PA it's something different.

73 Curt wb8yyy


Re: Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

Curt
 

I think possibly some is fewer big stations, with big antennas, are doing CW with the rise of ft8 ft4. Sometimes I operate successfully events at qrp, lots of cw activity there. I did operate my ft817 with an antenna in attic at my son's house, made some nice contacts from there. Well see what fall brings. Maybe build a qrp labs 25/50 watt PA it's something different.

73 Curt wb8yyy


Cycle 25

W6BOW
 

Band conditions they are a'changin' me thinks.

I frequently monitor 20M CW from a picnic bench in SF's Golden Gate Park. (Away from the "rotten QRN" at the home QTH.)

Just in the last few weeks I've copied with ease CW stations in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Japan (the Olympics' club station), Malaysia, and Indiana, USA  (the Indy 500 club station). 

All stations heard on my little TECSUN PL-330 with its built-in telescoping antenna only.

(This is NOT a plug for the PL-330. That said the dang little thing has proven itself to be a serious radio. No toy. I plan to use it in future QRP peregrinations.))



W6BOW - In the remotest wilderness of Golden Gate Park, SF

The best is yet to come. 

73

Don





Re: Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

John - KK4ITX
 

In January I made just under 5,000 miles to France from Zhills, FL.  I have found that there were fewer operators on because “the bands are dead” or they has gone to FT8 but it is very rare for me to go out and not make a few QSOs...... sometimes even using SB from the beach to check into the Maritime Net, Maine to Texas or Thunder Bay on 5w.

My opinion is that the bands are so free from use that they become quiet and even if the meter doesn’t deflect, communication can be accomplished, but only if you try..... and someone else is listening.  If it wasn’t for the RBN and WSPR some days I would think my equipment was not functioning at all.

I get just as much enjoyment out of a 10 mile contract as I do from 2,000 miles.

John
KK4ITX 

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On Jul 4, 2021, at 18:16, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:

Well, Cycle 25 or not, it seems like the days where there has been an increased SFI it has been accompanied by higher A and K indices so the end result has not been improved too much.

It's still a lot of fun. I enjoy working someone a hundred miles away as I do contacting the other side of the country.

Tim N9PUZ

On 7/4/2021 3:20 PM, Curt via groups.io wrote:
Cycle 25 is evidently underway, but for me so far the results have been pretty mediocre.  Using a variety of radios ( BJ40, 5W-30, HT-20, K1 ) on 20,30,40 using wire antennas,  have yet to get beyond the US.  During minimum in Fall of 2019, had no difficulty working Asia and Europe with QRP.  The bands seem poor compared to my experiences during Cycle 24.  I realize we are just entering Cycle 25.

What are other experiences so far running QRP?

72, Curt KB5JO







Re: Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

Tim N9PUZ
 

Well, Cycle 25 or not, it seems like the days where there has been an increased SFI it has been accompanied by higher A and K indices so the end result has not been improved too much.

It's still a lot of fun. I enjoy working someone a hundred miles away as I do contacting the other side of the country.

Tim N9PUZ

On 7/4/2021 3:20 PM, Curt via groups.io wrote:
Cycle 25 is evidently underway, but for me so far the results have been pretty mediocre.  Using a variety of radios ( BJ40, 5W-30, HT-20, K1 ) on 20,30,40 using wire antennas,  have yet to get beyond the US.  During minimum in Fall of 2019, had no difficulty working Asia and Europe with QRP.  The bands seem poor compared to my experiences during Cycle 24.  I realize we are just entering Cycle 25.

What are other experiences so far running QRP?

72, Curt KB5JO


Cycle 25 and QRP experiences so far?

Curt
 

Cycle 25 is evidently underway, but for me so far the results have been pretty mediocre.  Using a variety of radios ( BJ40, 5W-30, HT-20, K1 ) on 20,30,40 using wire antennas,  have yet to get beyond the US.  During minimum in Fall of 2019, had no difficulty working Asia and Europe with QRP.  The bands seem poor compared to my experiences during Cycle 24.  I realize we are just entering Cycle 25.

What are other experiences so far running QRP? 

72, Curt KB5JO


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