Date   

Brutus

Walter - K5EST
 

For the 4 state QRP skyhook folks.....

I found several farm tractor rear wheel weights that will make fine kite anchors. Iffn your kite can pick up one wheel weight, then we can use two!

72...Walter . K5EST


Radios for sale

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

If anyone is interested I have a Yaesu ft817nd with 500htz cw filter with LDG 817 tuner and all accessories for sale best offer as well as a Yaesu ft950 with all accessories for sale best offer. Please contact me off list.
nu0s at hot mail dot com

Scotty NU0S

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Roy AC9DN
 

I'm not a computer guru but I have never had a software package
or hardware piece that I couldn't eventually install and get working.
Never that is, until LoTW.
I am a certified trainer in a major brand of internet sales fulfillment
software, configured for hundreds of order takers, supervisory people,
order pickers and shipping personnel. (Not to mention thousands of
labels per day printed and delivered to the correct box.)

When I first got LoTW working, I uploaded all my contacts in 2008.
The next time I tried to use it I could not upload any more contacts.
I have since gotten a new computer, followed all the rules as best
as I understand them, and cannot upload another line of anything.
My account remains stuck since early 2008. I wish I could finish my 
old call uploads and then reinstall everything with my new call but I fail at every turn.

The entire financial world is made to work with your account name, password
and sometimes your email address. I can pay thousands of dollars worth of bills this way.
Why can't ARRL develop something similar? I would
gladly upload one contact at a time as I don't work too much DX and
mostly I only want my milliwatt contacts confirmed anyway. I would
be happy to upload any requested contact that someone else needed
even typing them one at a time.

Roy  AC9DN


hy-per-mite in HW-8

Chris Howard w0ep
 

Just thought I would ask before diving into the schematic:

Anyone have experience putting a Hy-Per-Mite audio
filter into a Heathkit HW-8?

My "narrow" stock filter has always been a nasty ringer.
Hoping this will give me a useful narrow setting.

Chris
w0ep


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Charlie Vest
 

Hi Gang ,

GREAT GROUP and I knew that if I wanted a very good and honest answer to such a question this was the group that I felt could give me the best answers .

All seem pretty consistent with my current plans , not to be in a hurry on LOTW confirmations , and I had already ordered some additional cards earlier this week so I could do the direct also .

I did read a ton of reviews on LOTW before I set it up . Many of them were negative for whatever reason . After installing it ( what did I have to lose other than some time trying an install ) , I knew it should be quicker and it definitely would save money !! I have suffered a "minor" brain injury and sometimes even simple things appear difficult at times , so I was more than a little nervous after reading many of the reviews about my ability to get it up and running .

It was an absolute piece of cake to set up and get running . Waiting for my confirmation number from the ARRL was the most difficult part of installing and setting it up . I do hope it will become more popular among the ham world , because it really is a nice program that will save you both time and money if you do much operating .

If you haven't started using LOTW , let me assure you if I can get it running with zero problems , virtually anyone can do it . It is well worth the time to install .

A BIG Thank you , to this great group and all of the responses .

73 ,
Charlie , W5COV

�
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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�
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: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Charlie Vest
 

Strange how interesting things are when we compare hamming stories . I had a guy from Sweden , very likely the same guy , set up a schedule with me for my county here in OK. He suggested 17 or 20 and wanted it CW . Ended up we did not make the contact . He might try again when conditions are better , if he can't find a mobile to come into this county . I "think" I am the only active amateur in this county .

Charlie , W5COV

 
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: Club Web Pages -- One that is QRT

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

A routine can be written in PHP to do that, but I would need to move all the links to a database table to automatically maintain good and delete broken ones.

I put that one the list of possible winter projects.


On 07/12/2013 01:58 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
 

There is a useful online tool you can use to check for broken links on
your own website or someone else's here:

<http://validator.w3.org/checklink>

Tim N9PUZ



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Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: Club Web Pages -- One that is QRT

Tim N9PUZ
 

There is a useful online tool you can use to check for broken links on your own website or someone else's here:

<http://validator.w3.org/checklink>

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Which Bands?...

WA0ITP
 

I have the best luck on 20M also, it's a good daytime band.  My 84 foot wire and tuner load  the wire fine on 80 thru 20 so I have several options if needed.
 
Good luck operating portable, great fun isnt it.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 12:28 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Which Bands?...

I am really new to portable ops and I’ve really have only done it in my own yard,

Testing antennas to find out which ones work best for me. I have had the most

QSO’s so far portable on the 20 meter band.

 


Re: Which Bands?...

Joseph Moore <joekf0xv@...>
 

I am really new to portable ops and I’ve really have only done it in my own yard,

Testing antennas to find out which ones work best for me. I have had the most

QSO’s so far portable on the 20 meter band.

 


Re: Brutus Dates

Paul Smith
 

I used to have to go on a coyote eradication every couple years when we lived on my farm west of town.... The coyotes would get thick and brave and try to get my chickens and goats.... Me and my sons would thin them out and they would move off a ways.....looking forward to Brutus... Toodles will probably be with me..... If I can talk her into it......

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jul 12, 2013, at 10:30 AM, Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...> wrote:

 

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: Brutus Dates

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Works for me!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Thursday, July 11, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

GM Walter,
 
You're right we did settle on the 2nd weekend, and the 14th 15th is the 2nd full weekend.  Lookling at the calendar I saw that the 8th was the 2nd Sunday and jumped the gun.
 
What say guys?  How does the 14th and 15th work for you?

----------------------------------
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 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brutus Dates

Guess I was thinking its the 2nd weekend, 14th & 15th of September.

Honestly don't matter to me.

All we need is good winds for kite antenna flying and super propagation.

Will get it in the QRP Banner upcoming events as soon as its firmed up.

72...Walter . K5EST

On Jul 10, 2013 7:29 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 

 


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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SKCC #089
FP #567
4SQRP #169
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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

David Martin <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

--
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

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