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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 08/25/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
08/25/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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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: Brutus bash...

W6BOW
 

“They also serve who only stand and wait.”
John Milton




On Aug 23, 2021, at 5:01 PM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:

On 8/22/2021 19:53, Wayne Dillon wrote:
Finnyt thing about Big Brurus, according to records Big Brutus never moved an ounce of coal deliberately, It was use to remove the overburden (topsoil and non ore bearing "dirt" ) before the coal was extracted. Just another useless piece of trivia I picked up somewhere. C U all there, Wayne - NQ0RP

That's absolutely correct.  I think I read that at the Brutus museum.

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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 08/25/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
08/25/2021
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: Brutus bash...

Tom Sevart
 

On 8/22/2021 19:53, Wayne Dillon wrote:
Finnyt thing about Big Brurus, according to records Big Brutus never moved an ounce of coal deliberately, It was use to remove the overburden (topsoil and non ore bearing "dirt" ) before the coal was extracted. Just another useless piece of trivia I picked up somewhere. C U all there, Wayne - NQ0RP
That's absolutely correct. I think I read that at the Brutus museum.

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St. Paul, KS

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Re: THANKS

Donald Sanders
 

Recently I provided copies of the ALLIED Handbooks and slide rule for coils. I found out today that ARRL sells a slide rule inductor calculator. Upon visual inspection, it appears to be an updated version. So those wishing a calculator can order one from ARRL for about $10 plus shipping, or make your own and buy two Starbuks coffees. :-)
Dr. Don W4BWS

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Re: August Ozark QRP Banner

W6BOW
 

Thanks for the super August Banner. The breadth and depth of knowledge, plus the wry sense of humor possessed by our fellow hams never ceases to amaze and delight. Thanks for delivering the news in a readable, colorful format.

Don (W6BOW)


On Aug 20, 2021, at 5:18 PM, Karl Schwab <schwab.karl@...> wrote:

I too, enjoyed the fantastic August Banner!  Glad to read that maybe a 20m Cricket?  Now, I'll be looking forward to seeing a 20m CW net to follow.  20m would be a better band for me to KS from Michigan; besides, I have a Yagi for 20m.  73, Karl, KO8S


Re: Brutus bash...

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Wayne
I don’t know that.
Quite interesting.
72
Johnny 

On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 7:54 PM Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
Finnyt thing about Big Brurus, according to records Big Brutus never moved an ounce of coal deliberately, It was use to remove the overburden (topsoil and non ore bearing "dirt" ) before the coal was extracted. Just another useless piece of trivia I picked up somewhere. C U all there, Wayne - NQ0RP

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Brutus bash...

Wayne Dillon
 

Finnyt thing about Big Brurus, according to records Big Brutus never moved an ounce of coal deliberately, It was use to remove the overburden (topsoil and non ore bearing "dirt" ) before the coal was extracted. Just another useless piece of trivia I picked up somewhere. C U all there, Wayne - NQ0RP

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God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


Re: Mobile for RV?

Mlike McEwen
 

Derek, very interesting...you did a great job of troubleshooting.


On Sun, Aug 22, 2021, 2:02 PM Derek Burrage <dmburrage425@...> wrote:
I recently stayed in an RV on a permanent site, which shares external AC power with two other sites (so the max current draw is limited). My QRP Norcal40A was running 40M into an inverted V wire dipole in a tree behind the rig, This setup  tripped the Ground Fault circuit when the RF output exceeded about1- 2W. I tried powering the radio from an inverter (TripLyte) running in my Ford Explorer, and it worked OK, but the HF noise  on RX was intolerable. Presumably the car would be shielding the radiation, in which case the noise would have come through the power cable. Interestingly, the power brick for my high end laptop was also tripping the RV GF protection circuit but It too ran fine on the TripLyte (but without interference). The solution for both problems was to plug a power conditioner with 2 AC outlets into the RV (not merely a surge supressor). After that the HF rig ran happily and reliably at full 5W QRP and the Laptop brick only tripped the circuit occasionally. 


Re: Mobile for RV?

Derek Burrage
 

I recently stayed in an RV on a permanent site, which shares external AC power with two other sites (so the max current draw is limited). My QRP Norcal40A was running 40M into an inverted V wire dipole in a tree behind the rig, This setup  tripped the Ground Fault circuit when the RF output exceeded about1- 2W. I tried powering the radio from an inverter (TripLyte) running in my Ford Explorer, and it worked OK, but the HF noise  on RX was intolerable. Presumably the car would be shielding the radiation, in which case the noise would have come through the power cable. Interestingly, the power brick for my high end laptop was also tripping the RV GF protection circuit but It too ran fine on the TripLyte (but without interference). The solution for both problems was to plug a power conditioner with 2 AC outlets into the RV (not merely a surge supressor). After that the HF rig ran happily and reliably at full 5W QRP and the Laptop brick only tripped the circuit occasionally. 


Re: Mobile for RV?

Curt
 

Doc

If you do mobile operating mostly in place something like the wolf river coil could work. I just received mine and quality is quite good. 

Curt


Re: Mobile for RV?

Russell Ferris
 

I’m in a Rv I actually have a vertical and I run aprs I’m getting ready to put up a wire antenna 


Re: Mobile for RV?

Mlike McEwen
 

We have a 22ft class C on a Chevy... it is two years old with 26000mi. Stored power connected under drive in RV shed.

I have a Yaesu FT951.  We typically stay at an RV park with electric. Not typically extended wire antenna friendly.  I only do 2M while driving...have a nice 2M mobile antenna.  20 and 40 SSB are my typical bands. 

73 K5OSA




On Fri, Aug 20, 2021, 11:09 PM Randy Drake via groups.io <kb4qqj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Doc,
Can you tell us a little more about "What" the RV is? Class A, 5th wheel, Class C etc...
I've been RV'ing over the past 40 years with different recipes. Most recent is Fleetwood Expedition. On the road operating and many antennas for set up at the camp site. (cw only)
You've had some good advice, but if you can tell us a bit more about your rig ( RV and radio) we can narrow your options down some. Not much to worry about damaging your electronics but some of the inverters are HF killers!!! ugh

Randy_KB4QQJ


Re: Mobile for RV?

Randy Drake
 

Doc,
Can you tell us a little more about "What" the RV is? Class A, 5th wheel, Class C etc...
I've been RV'ing over the past 40 years with different recipes. Most recent is Fleetwood Expedition. On the road operating and many antennas for set up at the camp site. (cw only)
You've had some good advice, but if you can tell us a bit more about your rig ( RV and radio) we can narrow your options down some. Not much to worry about damaging your electronics but some of the inverters are HF killers!!! ugh

Randy_KB4QQJ


Re: August Ozark QRP Banner

Karl Schwab
 

I too, enjoyed the fantastic August Banner!  Glad to read that maybe a 20m Cricket?  Now, I'll be looking forward to seeing a 20m CW net to follow.  20m would be a better band for me to KS from Michigan; besides, I have a Yagi for 20m.  73, Karl, KO8S


Re: #BRUTUS 2021 #BRUTUS

Charles W. Powell
 

I have to send my regrets for Brutus.  Sad that I have to miss it, but I didn't know it was going to happen and I am scheduled to work - through the 12th.  Maybe next year.

72,

Charles - NK8O

On 8/19/21 1:43 PM, W0MQY wrote:
Hello Johnny and Wayne
I too am planning on attending the Brutus Bash...   I hope it cools down some by then. Sure is hot and muggy here.
Just got back off of a 16 mile bike ride and it was pretty warm with high humidity.  The due point is 74 degrees and the temperature is
84 here now.  It was a good ride but had me looking for shade trees along the route.   See ya all at Brutus
72  Joe W0MQY

On Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 11:15 AM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Alright Wayne!
Cu there.
72
Johnny 

On Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
I do plan on attending. It's been a while.
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Re: Baseball and ham radio

Johnny AC0BQ
 

That’s ausome Jim, thanks for Sharing.
72 Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 3:02 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Check out the Little League World Series on ESPN

Just heard a player profile... the Tennessee shortstop/pitcher, Ryan Pearson, is KN4VKW.

Send that young man a QSL card!

Jim, N5IB











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Baseball and ham radio

Jim, N5IB
 

Check out the Little League World Series on ESPN

Just heard a player profile... the Tennessee shortstop/pitcher, Ryan Pearson, is KN4VKW.

Send that young man a QSL card!

Jim, N5IB


Re: Mobile for RV?

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

Hi Mike . . .

There is a caveat hidden among all the suggestions you'll get about HF mobile antennas and that is the potential risk to your vehicle's electronic systems from exposure to strong RF fields.  That risk extends to the myriad of electronics in both the vehicle part and the RV part of your overall rig.

If your intent is to operate only while parked the risk is minimal except to the RV's air-conditioning, charging, and entertainment systems.  But your term "on the road" suggests you will be operating while traveling.

Mobile HF is not a "plug-n-play" situation.  It requires serious forethought, much bonding, consultations with the RV builder, and studious homework.

73,

Kent  K9ZTV
HF mobile since 1971
 


On 8/19/2021 12:23 PM, Mlike McEwen wrote:
It looks like I am going to get on the road with our RV... What are some good "on the road" 20/40 antennas?

72/73 Doc K5OSA



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Re: Mobile for RV?

w9ran
 

On 8/19/2021 1:10 PM, Glenn Simons wrote:
"Classic" HF mobile antenna on QRZ.  Its called a Webster Band Spanner.
The Band Spanner is great, was always one of the top mobile choices back when it was new.   Just be aware that there's a lot of force on that 3/8" mounting stud when you're going down the road.    I still look for the one I lost on my way home from camping near the Mississippi River but most likely some farmer sharpened his mower blade on it while mowing the ditch.    Broke clean off at the top of the stud.

73, Bob W9RAN

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