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Re: Club Web Pages -- One that is QRT

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

I thought you took it over years ago Chuck
RC kc5wa


On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Chuck Carpenter <w5usj@...> wrote:
 

This one has been abandoned ...

NETXQRP Club Northeast Texas KN5TX

All the access information was lost and never figured out how to maintain it or remove it from Anglefire.







Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX




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Re: Club Web Pages

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi Ray and the group:

Thanks for the head's up about the club page links. I just uploaded a revised page with several links corrected to new URLs and deleted two dead links. Thanks to Chuck, I deleted the NETXQRP site.

I have been leaving the abandoned site links up unless I hear from someone in the group. That is to allow people to possibly locate QRP'ers in the communities involved.

I'm also a retired IT guy but I too often neglect my own hobby sites!

Yes I agree, David Martin does a magnificent job with the 4SQRP site!

73, Dave W0CH

On 07/12/2013 08:39 AM, W0PFO wrote:
I recently ran across the list of QRP club pages by W0CH.

http://www.w0ch.net/clubs/qrp_clubs.htm

Being the curious sort I had to check out each one. Doing so I discovered several interesting things.

1 - a few of the pages no longer exist - not surprising, it's not easy to keep up with broken links when the isp's snag the page request for advertising purposes.

2 - Some of the sites are very interesting - well worth browsing now and probably on a regular basis.

3 - Way too many are not kept up to date, some appear to have been abandoned years ago :-(

4 - Our 4sqrp site is one of the best. I find it interesting, informative, entertaining and always up to date.

As a retired IT guy and web developer I really appreciate the effort that goes into a good web site.

My thanks and congratulations to our webmaster and his helpers (if any) for a job well done.

72,

ray W0PFO


Re: Brutus Dates

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

i used the howl with them when i lived in Humboldt County
72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
AMATEUR RADIO CALL SIGN:    KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)
US AIR FORCE MARS CALL SIGN:    AFA7BT/T


On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 8:20 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Arnie..............don't worry about the coyots; they're great. When I lived on the Rhombic Farm west of Lawrence, we heard them
all the time. The male would bark and then the XYLs would yip. I noticed pairs or groups of domesticated dogs in town sometimes do the same.
Dog DNA I guess. My schedule is not set yet but hoping to do Brutis.

Uncle Phil

PS: Off to the Gulf Coast in a couple of weeks. Geezer on the beach with the grandkids.....72!


ka0ncr wrote:


And, for Uncle Phil.. while the site has good facilities inside, last
year the attendants
were locking the building up when they went home and one would have to
use a "very interesting" kybo. I think I might just bring a toilet seat
on legs and after dark use it "over the fence". (only partly joking)

Only thing you would have to look out for is the 'yotes. They
were howling about what sounded like 1/4 mile down at the section
corner..one of the nights. I forget which.


_,_._,___



Re: Club Web Pages -- One that is QRT

davemrtn
 


Club Web Pages -- One that is QRT

Chuck Carpenter
 

This one has been abandoned ...

NETXQRP Club Northeast Texas KN5TX

All the access information was lost and never figured out how to maintain it or remove it from Anglefire.







Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Which Bands?...

Dale Putnam
 

I like the band that has folks answering cqs, and talking....
 
Seriously, tho.. 30 works great most of the time, 20 sometimes... and 40 sometimes...
Have a great day,   
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: wayne.dillon@...
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:29:01 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Which Bands?...

 
OK folks,
For those of you who like to get out and about with the radio which bands do you favor and why?
Just curious
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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Re: Club Web Pages

bobby rolph
 

This is a great list!
tnx
Bobby




On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 9:39 AM, W0PFO <rcadmus@...> wrote:
 

I recently ran across the list of QRP club pages by W0CH.

http://www.w0ch.net/clubs/qrp_clubs.htm

Being the curious sort I had to check out each one. Doing so I discovered several interesting things.

1 - a few of the pages no longer exist - not surprising, it's not easy to keep up with broken links when the isp's snag the page request for advertising purposes.

2 - Some of the sites are very interesting - well worth browsing now and probably on a regular basis.

3 - Way too many are not kept up to date, some appear to have been abandoned years ago :-(

4 - Our 4sqrp site is one of the best. I find it interesting, informative, entertaining and always up to date.

As a retired IT guy and web developer I really appreciate the effort that goes into a good web site.

My thanks and congratulations to our webmaster and his helpers (if any) for a job well done.

72,

ray W0PFO



Which Bands?...

Wayne Dillon
 

OK folks,
For those of you who like to get out and about with the radio which bands do you favor and why?
Just curious
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Club Web Pages

Phil Anderson
 

I agree totally with what your say Ray. I am the webmaster for the www.midnightscience.com site and just took over our
local clubs site.........which was abandoned..........bunch of work there......

It is best to have something new up there each and every week..........even if it is just some circuit tidbit or a story about
a member or whatever..................

Uncle Phil in Lawrence...........

W0PFO wrote:


I recently ran across the list of QRP club pages by W0CH.

http://www.w0ch.net/clubs/qrp_clubs.htm



Club Web Pages

Ray Cadmus
 

I recently ran across the list of QRP club pages by W0CH.

http://www.w0ch.net/clubs/qrp_clubs.htm

Being the curious sort I had to check out each one. Doing so I discovered several interesting things.

1 - a few of the pages no longer exist - not surprising, it's not easy to keep up with broken links when the isp's snag the page request for advertising purposes.

2 - Some of the sites are very interesting - well worth browsing now and probably on a regular basis.

3 - Way too many are not kept up to date, some appear to have been abandoned years ago :-(

4 - Our 4sqrp site is one of the best. I find it interesting, informative, entertaining and always up to date.

As a retired IT guy and web developer I really appreciate the effort that goes into a good web site.

My thanks and congratulations to our webmaster and his helpers (if any) for a job well done.

72,

ray W0PFO


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

john shadle
 

I would say that my LoTW rates for *just* July (we've only had 12 days so far) are probably like yours; however, if I look at my overall rates (for all QSOs I've uploaded), I'm at 43.5% (of over 2000 QSOs over the past 12 years). Thinking about sending a card to every one of those people and green stamps (for DX) or SASE (for some USA contacts)--that's a lot of money saved!

I have limited time to play (5 year old son, baby on the way in mid-August), so I concentrate on working new band/mode slots towards my DXCC or WAS (I'm at 125 for 150 towards Triple Play) when I find myself in the basement shack. I do have some rag chews, but they are not as common.

For fun, I downloaded my QSO data from June and July. I haven't been that active--only 100 QSOs in the past 6 weeks or so.

Here's the breakdown of QSLs from LoTW, both USA and DX.
- PSK31 100% (1/1) [no USA QSOs]
- JT65 59.2% (29/49)
- RTTY 50% (2/4)
- CW 41.7% (10/24) [no USA QSOs]
- SSB 36.4% (8/22)

Looking at only DX QSOs, here is my QSL rate (from LoTW).
- PSK31 100% (1/1) [no USA QSOs]
- JT65 46.2% (6/13)
- RTTY 50% (1/2)
- CW 41.7% (10/24) [no USA QSOs]
- SSB 58.3% (7/12)

Looking only at USA QSOs, here is my QSL rate (from LoTW).
- PSK31 [no USA QSOs]
- JT65 63.9% (23/36)
- RTTY 50% (1/2)
- CW [no USA QSOs]
- SSB 10% (1/10)

On average, DX folks QSL at a higher rate (except for JT65). Why is that? I have no idea. Maybe it's all the US hams who have given up on the LoTW system because it's "too hard to set up", or because "it has more levels of verification than my bank", or some other excuse (whenever I look at most negative reviews of LoTW on eHam.net I cringe). Honestly, it's not that hard folks. If you can set up your radio for digital modes or to do CW keying through a serial port, then you can do this! If you have trouble, call the ARRL. I've received support on the phone and over email for LoTW and always found the results to my liking. When I moved from NC to WI nearly two years ago, I called the ARRL and they walked me through setting up a new station. No big deal!

Also, for June/July I've already confirmed new band/mode slots for Saint Pierre & Miquelon (FP/KV1J), Sint Maarten (PJ7/AF6WU), Jersey (MJ/PA1AW), Ukraine (UR4CWQ), Turkey (TA3AX), Saudi Arabia (7Z1HL), Saint Lucia (J68HZ), Hugary (HA3PT), Switzerland (HB9FGO), Guadeloupe (FG1PP), Japan (JA2ACI), Cyprus (C4Z), and Saint Barthelemy (FJ/N5WR, FJ/K5WE). Not bad, considering there's no cost for me participating in the program (except ARRL membership) and I didn't have to spend $1.10 plus $2-$3 in return postage for these. It's a WIN, WIN!

I wish more folks would use LoTW, but you can't force someone. If you have logging software (I also use N3FJP's AC Log), it's not a difficult system to set up or use.

OK. Rant over. ;-)

73
-john W4PAH
Madison, WI


Re: WB0QQT de WAØITP

Steve Sellmeyer <ssellmeyer@...>
 

Got his previous post here earlier Arnie. Thanks for being the relay.
 
 Still planning on the trip to the park but may not last long if the bands are lousy and the temps high. That tree may be full of wires if that's the only shade there. :):):)
 
Will be bringing my HB-1B, SOTA tuner and 67 foot wire with counterpoise.  Oh, and I will volunteer to be the designated "chiggar feeder" basted with Deep
Woods Off for a BBQ flavor.
 
Steve/WB0QQT


Re: Brutus Dates

Phil Anderson
 

Arnie..............don't worry about the coyots; they're great. When I lived on the Rhombic Farm west of Lawrence, we heard them
all the time. The male would bark and then the XYLs would yip. I noticed pairs or groups of domesticated dogs in town sometimes do the same.
Dog DNA I guess. My schedule is not set yet but hoping to do Brutis.

Uncle Phil

PS: Off to the Gulf Coast in a couple of weeks. Geezer on the beach with the grandkids.....72!

ka0ncr wrote:


And, for Uncle Phil.. while the site has good facilities inside, last
year the attendants
were locking the building up when they went home and one would have to
use a "very interesting" kybo. I think I might just bring a toilet seat
on legs and after dark use it "over the fence". (only partly joking)

Only thing you would have to look out for is the 'yotes. They
were howling about what sounded like 1/4 mile down at the section
corner..one of the nights. I forget which.


_,_._,___


Re: WB0QQT de WAØITP

Steve Sellmeyer <ssellmeyer@...>
 

Thanks for the info Terry. Those numbers were confusing.
 
Don't know why my e-mail was bouncing. Will have to call and check into it. I had been checking a few times yesterday but saw nothing from you and yet other e-mail had been coming through.
 
Thanks again.........Steve/WB0QQT
 


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

That's interesting abt the guy from Sweden. I also had a request from him for my county on 20 meter CW. Worked him and also had a card from him with a dollar in it. I also offered to drive to my adjoining counties for him but have nevere heard anymore from him.
  I do use LOTW as much as I can. In fact I did WAS all LOTW a couple years ago just to see if I could do it without hurting any trees. HI HI

 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com


From: Bill Cromwell
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

On 07/12/2013 07:22 AM, Wayne Dillon wrote:
> Hi Charlie,
> Personally, If I really want the QSL I go direct, very few will ignore
> a direct QSL request. I even got one from a guy who had to make one on
> his computer specially for me.
> 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
>
Heh,

I used to do the QSL cards as a religion but now I only send cards to
people who really want one. Everything costs more by a factor bigger
than my increased income. Not a complaint - just a practical budget fact
of life. I have setup the LOTW here but I'm not using much as I mostly
have been listening with a little bit of CW rag chewing tossed in. I'm
not very interested in the canned QSOs that last two minutes or less.

Funny thing about that 'print yer own' approach. I am back building my
own new radios and now I print my own cards, too. Recently a fellow in
Sweden was working on a clean sweep for a county hunter award and after
two or three attempts on ten meters we made it. I was going to just pay
for sending him the card but just before I did his self addressed
envelope and a dollar for postage arrived with his QSL card. I don't
know if he got the remaining two counties he needs. One is within
driving range and I offered to drive over there (about 90 minutes away)
if he can't find a QSO from there. He hasn't asked so maybe now he has
his clean sweep.

73,

Bill  KU8H


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Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Bill Cromwell
 

On 07/12/2013 07:22 AM, Wayne Dillon wrote:
Hi Charlie,
Personally, If I really want the QSL I go direct, very few will ignore a direct QSL request. I even got one from a guy who had to make one on his computer specially for me.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
Heh,

I used to do the QSL cards as a religion but now I only send cards to people who really want one. Everything costs more by a factor bigger than my increased income. Not a complaint - just a practical budget fact of life. I have setup the LOTW here but I'm not using much as I mostly have been listening with a little bit of CW rag chewing tossed in. I'm not very interested in the canned QSOs that last two minutes or less.

Funny thing about that 'print yer own' approach. I am back building my own new radios and now I print my own cards, too. Recently a fellow in Sweden was working on a clean sweep for a county hunter award and after two or three attempts on ten meters we made it. I was going to just pay for sending him the card but just before I did his self addressed envelope and a dollar for postage arrived with his QSL card. I don't know if he got the remaining two counties he needs. One is within driving range and I offered to drive over there (about 90 minutes away) if he can't find a QSO from there. He hasn't asked so maybe now he has his clean sweep.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Fingertip tapper

Wayne Dillon
 

Terry,
What an excellent journal, interesting abuot the "finger tapper" and a real good all round read especially the article about VHF QRP (been doing that for years with a barefoot FT290R1) makes me wish I lived in IOWA so that I could be a member.
Thanks for sharing
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

GE Larry et al,
 
A finger tapper sure is a lot of fun, congrats on your purchase.  I've played with them, liked the action, and  one resides in my /P box for backup or a change of pace.   Here's some notes on a homebrew version.  
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:11 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Fingertip tapper

I just received my new "Fingertip tapper". It's a wonderful little key that you tap with two fingers. It's the size of a credit card with a 30" wire and a 1/8th" sterio plug on it. It's from NJQRP Club and for $29.00 you can't go wrong. It comes in several colors and has your name and call sign on it. Just thought I'd let you guys know.
Larry W2LAC




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The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
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G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
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30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Chris Howard w0ep
 

I get a return of about 30% with LoTW, but it can
take quite awhile. Not everyone has software set up to
instantly put their QSO's in. Me, I usually get them
entered about every 6 months.

I regularly get confirmations of QSO's that are months
and years ago.

Chris w0ep

On 7/11/2013 9:35 PM, Charlie , W5COV wrote:


Okay I have been a ham for 48 years and made countless contacts over the
years , but never had any interesting in collecting cards or awards .


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Charlie,
Personally, If I really want the QSL I go direct, very few will ignore a direct QSL request. I even got one from a guy who had to make one on his computer specially for me. I do use both LOTW and eQSL and I have to say that I am disappointed with the level of confirmation on LOTW. eQSL now has the facility to actually print the card if you require hard copy.
So I guess with all this rambling I'm saying direct is still the best method for getting one back.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM, Charlie , W5COV <cvest@...> wrote:
 

Okay I have been a ham for 48 years and made countless contacts over the
years , but never had any interesting in collecting cards or awards .

Recently after looking at my log book I saw very little actual on the
air activity in the past few years , even though I try to work on the
bench almost every day . I have also built countless projects , but just
use them for a few contacts to make sure they work correctly and give
them away or put them on the shelf . I do operate different types of
beacons on a fairly regular basis.

Two or three months ago I decided to reset my QSO counter to zero and go
after every special event , contest , any special piece of paper , for
WAS , DXCC , VUCC any award in the books on any band from 160 though 432
MHz. on any and all modes possible .

I bought the entire N3FJP group of logging programs , and set up LOTW ,
to keep track of all the different awards . I also belong to E-QSL and
QRZ , plus of course the ARRL .

What is the best way today to collect cards both domestic and foreign ?
To me it is looking like direct might still be the best . From what I
read on the E-QSL site , the ARRL doesn't accept their QSL's for awards .

However LOTW has such a low rate of confirmation , it is almost not
worth the time to even log them and upload / download the contacts . I
just took a quick look at 50 contacts in July and only 4 of them have
been confirmed through LOTW . E-QSL has a MUCH higher confirmation rate
, but again should I even be wasting my time doing uploads and downloads
from them if the ARRL is not going to recognize them .

Any thoughts or suggestions on how to maximize my QSO confirmations in
today's world would be greatly appreciated . I am hoping some of you can
teach this old dog some new tricks .

Thanks and I hope I don't sound too ignorant for someone who has enjoyed
the hobby for this many wonderful years and now has an even greater
newly acquired interest in operating and having fun at it once again .

73 ,

Charlie , W5COV




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http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: WB0QQT de WAØITP

ka0ncr
 

Hi Terry,

Well, if he don't get this due to e-mail problems, I should see him
Saturday at our HB-QRP monthly gathering. Its our yearly
"lark in the park" weekend.. and Steve said he was calling dibs on the big tree in the park! ha.. So sounds like he is planning
on showing up.

Will pass along about the mailbox if he don't get back to you before then.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Steve, your email is bouncing so thought I'd reply here.

The caps are correct, you're good to go.

All: I apologize for cluttering your inbox.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
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www.4sqrp.com