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How To Find Your 4SQRP Number for Contests

Tim N9PUZ
 

If you need to look up your 4SQRP number you can go to the group's web site and find it fairly easily. Find your call in the list and hover your mouse pointer over it without clicking. The number will appear in a small pop-up.



If you do not see your call in the list we may have missed adding you. Please send an email to

4sqrp-owner@... and we'll add your call to the list.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Mailing List Co-Moderator


The Sprint

Walter - K5EST
 

Very big thanks to all the stations for joining in the Sprint fun tonight. Please mark your calendars for next month, August 11th

Had a few contacts till the rain storm over St Louis just made more noise than the signals.

Please email your results to me at:
spike55@...

Should be able to post the results by Tuesday evening.

Thanks again,  everyone!

72....Walter . K5EST


Sprint results

WA0ITP
 

Lots of fun tonight, 40 sorta quit abt 8:15, but still had a good evening.  I ws on the big rig and stayed close to 7122 all night. Thanks to all who took the time to give me a shout.  The log is below.
 
W0XI    Uncle Phil   LAWRENCE, KS     
K5EST   Walter       WRIGHT CITY, MO     
KB5FCF  Joel         EDMOND, OK         
KA8HDE  Charles      ANDOVER, MN     
KA0ENU  Joe          NUNNELLY,TN     
KV6Z    Bill         CLAREMORE, OK     
N0OU    Dale         KANSAS CITY, MO     
AA5CO   Bruce        TULSA, OK         
W0CH    Dave         SENECA,MO     
KB4QQJ  Randy        BURLINGTON, NC     
AB9CA   Dave         LOXLEY, AL     
KA4RUR  Fred         SAINT LOUIS, MO
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


tonight's sprint cq 4s!

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Guys,

Again that was fun! However, I only had ten contacts this time...........contacts dropped off around 8PM and we had competition at 7122 with some other guy or group.
Heard Terry a number of times and think I worked ya three times Terry.....heeeeeeee.

72, Uncle Phil, W0xi


Re: Sunday Sprint

kb4qqj
 

KX3 and Pigrig. I'll be trying the 7.122 crystals if I get them in and tweaked in time.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 7/14/2013 12:36:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, aldenmcduffie@... writes:
 

Good Morning Terry........

I plan to use my FT-450D with power set at its minimum, which is 5 watts. I had planned to string up a 16 feet up and 16 feet (approx) horizontal so could check how that semi-NVIA (antenna) might compare with my SteppIR vertical (which tends to see the coasts and note the middle......) Maybe next time.

When I wired up my K1-4 I was unaware of the 7122 net frequency so wired by the kit instructions - which top it out at about 7080 kHz. However, I might switch over to it when I try for the less number of folks down on (is it?) 7030 kHz?

Looking forward to the sprint! AS I RECALL WE EXCHANGE OUR 4SQRP# AND RST?

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI. , LAWRENCE, KS.


Re: Sunday Sprint

Walter - K5EST
 

Think i'll use the Alinco SR8 at 5 watts this evening. Been on the SKCC WES today on 20 & 15 meters with some 40 db over signals.

72....Walter . K5EST


Re: Sunday Sprint

dekle <dekle@...>
 


148

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Sunday Sprint

How do I find my 4sqrp #?

Paul k5wms


Quoting Phil Anderson :
 

Good Morning Terry........

I plan to use my FT-450D with power set at its minimum, which is 5 watts. I had planned to string up a 16 feet up and 16 feet (approx) horizontal so could check how that semi-NVIA (antenna) might compare with my SteppIR vertical (which tends to see the coasts and note the middle......) Maybe next time.

When I wired up my K1-4 I was unaware of the 7122 net frequency so wired by the kit instructions - which top it out at about 7080 kHz. However, I might switch over to it when I try for the less number of folks down on (is it?) 7030 kHz?

Looking forward to the sprint! AS I RECALL WE EXCHANGE OUR 4SQRP# AND RST?

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI. , LAWRENCE, KS.


Paul Daulton K5WMS
beacon WMS 185.302 khz qrss30/slow 24/7
Jacksonville,Ar 72076
em34wu


Re: Sunday Sprint

Paul Daulton
 


Re: Sunday Sprint

Phil Anderson
 

Good Morning Terry........

I plan to use my FT-450D with power set at its minimum, which is 5 watts. I had planned to string up a 16 feet up and 16 feet (approx) horizontal so could check how that semi-NVIA (antenna) might compare with my SteppIR vertical (which tends to see the coasts and note the middle......) Maybe next time.

When I wired up my K1-4 I was unaware of the 7122 net frequency so wired by the kit instructions - which top it out at about 7080 kHz. However, I might switch over to it when I try for the less number of folks down on (is it?) 7030 kHz?

Looking forward to the sprint! AS I RECALL WE EXCHANGE OUR 4SQRP# AND RST?

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI. , LAWRENCE, KS.


Re: Sunday Sprint

WA0ITP
 


Prop is looking pretty good.   Not sure what rig I'll use tonight,  Maybe the big rig or the MTR.  The Cyclone woill get a workout on the spribnt next month.
 
What's everyone else using tonight?  I'm gonna bet there are some KX3s in use.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:33 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Sunday Sprint

Just checking with Wayne's prop page......
<http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/>

We just may have a fun Sprint......tune in today at 7pm till 9pm cdst.

72....Walter . K5EST


Sunday Sprint

Walter - K5EST
 

Just checking with Wayne's prop page......
<http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/>

We just may have a fun Sprint......tune in today at 7pm till 9pm cdst.

72....Walter . K5EST


Re: All Europe Show in Friedrichsafen German had over 15,000 Attende

Stephen Farthing
 

I go most years and I think that attendance is falling, sadly. This year the flea market was noticeably smaller and most traders were not doing brisk business. So get there while you can because i fear for it's future. One reason for this is that the German revenue men have taken a strong interest in the "professional" traders on the flea market who sell stuff for cash. A couple of the big guys got hit with $60,000 bills for tax (which is based on 20 percent of profits) so it just goes to show how much some of them are making. Another is theft. One of the big traders did not turn up this years because, last year someone stole a days worth of his takings. And there were pick pockets about working in teams. There were warnings about this on the PA and both uniformed and plain clothes cops were about. 
One guy had his pocket cut open and his wallet stolen. But for the vast majority of the people attending there were no problems. 

Prices on the fleamarket were quite high. This year second hand valve testers were the big money items. $450 - 800 was the going rate so I walked on by. There were lots of things to look at which you never generally see anywhere else. Lots of ex Warsaw Pack radios, including covert stuff and cryptos, a few WW2 vintage German Comms RXs, and a lot of microwave stuff. 

It was encouraging to see the work the DRAC and others were doing to get young people into the hobby. 

 If you are combining it with a family holiday, or just like pretty scenery, fly to Zurich, then take the train to Romanshorn, and the ferry trip across Lake Constance. The Swiss transport system is joined up, in that there is not far to walk between the connections. And the 45 minute ferry crossing is just time for a beer and a look at the beautiful scenery. German hotels are inexpensive (compared with the UK) comfortable and the food is good. Lake Constance is shared by 3 countries (Switzerland, Germany and Austria) and there is an extensive network of ferries between all three.  I have often gone for a week, 3 days for the rally and 4 days travelling about on the ferries relaxing. 

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Steve G0XAR


Re: All Europe Show in Friedrichsafen German had over 15,000 Attendees

Jim Lowman
 

I've seen only photos, but that looks like a first-class event and venue.
Much better than Hara Arena in Dayton.
I'm almost ashamed to have folks from Europe, like the Begalis, see that place.

73 de Jim - AD6CW

On 7/13/2013 11:03 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
Hey You All,

The biggest HAM Convention in Euro zone, at Fridrichshafen, Germany, had over 15,000 in attendance this year.
Pat and I have been to this  June show more than ten times; however, not for some 15 years now. It is worth the trip
and perhaps we'll consider another one in next few years. It's a great way to see how they do it "over there," and
the side trips to Italy, France, etc are great fun. Can't beat the bear and food either!

Uncle Phil


Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I'm not enough of an expert to try to solve the problem, but your story is a good cautionary tale for others who haven't gotten into LoTW yet. 

Because it's a two step process and you get some info via postcard, it's easy to forget where you are in the process and what you've done so far.  I kept and still keep a kind of log - a Word file of information on LoTW in my ham logs / LoTW directory.  I tell what I did when, what passwords I received, success or failure, etc. 

I also keep a log of what I've uploaded and when, not the actual QSOs, but the date blocks or specific contests.  For me, it's typically something from N1MM after a contest or for regular QSOs it's from HRD (previously) or DXKeeper (now).  All of these programs have different means of doing an auto-upload, so I write down exactly how I did it as I don't upload often and I forget how it works.

N1MM doesn't upload, so I have it write the log to an ADIF file and upload that.

I've even done the "one at a time" thing occasionally.  I recently received an email from a guy in Europe who needed Arkansas on 20M to get closer to 5-band WAS.  But the QSO we'd had was about 25 years ago and only existed in my paper log.  I opened the little "one at a time" LoTW utility and typed in the info, electronically "signed" the one QSO log, and uploaded it.

That recent email exchange about the long-ago QSO was very interesting.  I took a cell-phone picture of my log and emailed it to him and mentioned that my recently married 27 year old daughter had just taken her first steps back then.  He replied with similar information and a picture of his own log of our QSO.  All the others on that page had only minimal info, but the one with me said "ARKANSAS!!!".  So he had to wait 25 years but finally got his confirmation.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


On 7/13/2013 1:12 PM, Chris Howard w0ep wrote:
 



On 7/12/2013 7:58 PM, Roy Crosier wrote:
>
>
> 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 hope you are able to get it working.
If you were nearby I would come over and look at it.

Chris




Re: All Europe Show in Friedrichsafen German had over 15,000 Attendees

w9qs@...
 


I agree. I was there 3 times in the '90's. after the show you can sit in one of the outdoor cafes with a cold one and watch the sunset over The lake.

Wonderful memories.

Mike, W9QS


----- Original Message -----
From: aldenmcduffie@...
To: XTALSET@...
Cc: 4sqrp@...
Sent:Sat Jul 13 06:03:15 UTC 2013
Subject: [4sqrp] All Europe Show in Friedrichsafen German had over 15,000 Attendees


 

Hey You All,

The biggest HAM Convention in Euro zone, at Fridrichshafen, Germany, had over 15,000 in attendance this year.
Pat and I have been to this  June show more than ten times; however, not for some 15 years now. It is worth the trip
and perhaps we'll consider another one in next few years. It's a great way to see how they do it "over there," and
the side trips to Italy, France, etc are great fun. Can't beat the bear and food either!

Uncle Phil



Re: QSL / LOTW / Logging Question

Chris Howard w0ep
 

On 7/12/2013 7:58 PM, Roy Crosier wrote:


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 hope you are able to get it working.
If you were nearby I would come over and look at it.

Chris


All Europe Show in Friedrichsafen German had over 15,000 Attendees

Phil Anderson
 

Hey You All,

The biggest HAM Convention in Euro zone, at Fridrichshafen, Germany, had over 15,000 in attendance this year.
Pat and I have been to this  June show more than ten times; however, not for some 15 years now. It is worth the trip
and perhaps we'll consider another one in next few years. It's a great way to see how they do it "over there," and
the side trips to Italy, France, etc are great fun. Can't beat the bear and food either!

Uncle Phil



Re: Brutus and Reservations

Walter - K5EST
 

Just made reservations for Fri & Sat nights in an RV space. We will have electric for coffee pots etc. Think Joy, NQ5R, is doing biscuits in the big dutch oven......simply speaking.....bring your hungry :-)

See y'all in the 4s QRP Sprint tomorrow night...7 to 9pm cdst.

72....Walter . K5EST

On Jul 13, 2013 10:11 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

The Big Brutus Bash will take place September  Sept 14th and 15th.  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Janet is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  I'm setting up on Friday.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some info:
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Single day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with Electricity and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable sertup, or use one of ours.
 
This year Walter, K5EST, and I will be flying large kites to hoist monster wire antennas, come see the show, or bring your own. 
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. If you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day with us in this excellent corner of Southeast Kansas.

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


Brutus and Reservations

WA0ITP
 

The Big Brutus Bash will take place September  Sept 14th and 15th.  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Janet is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  I'm setting up on Friday.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some info:
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Single day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with Electricity and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable sertup, or use one of ours.
 
This year Walter, K5EST, and I will be flying large kites to hoist monster wire antennas, come see the show, or bring your own. 
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. If you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day with us in this excellent corner of Southeast Kansas.

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


Re: Which Bands?...

larry allen
 

Greetings..
First, are you using voice or cw..
For me, back duing the 60's, I enjoyed cw. My choice of bands was 80, around the novice band, and 20 cw.
Larry ve3fxq
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Which Bands?...

 

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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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

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