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Re: How To Find Your 4SQRP Number for Contests

Walter - K5EST
 

Gary, thanks for mentioning the membership process. We are close to the September 4 x 4 Sprint that gets wide publicity. I apologize in advance for you fine keepers of the reflector doing extra membership additions........just send a bill to Terry.......grin!!

72....Walter . K5EST
4X4 coordinator - editor, Ozark QRP Banner


On Jul 16, 2013 7:22 AM, "gary_w5rej" <gary.w5rej@...> wrote:
 

For the benefit of the 4SQRP membership let me explain a bit of the "behind the scene activity." If you apply for 4SQRP membership through this discussion group Tim and I receive a notification requiring an approval from one of us. That is a function common to almost all Yahoo groups.

But there is a second step: adding your call to the 4SQRP web site data base so that you are identified in the operator list (scroll down the left side of the list). In 2013 the most common reason I've found for missing call signs for new members is it wasn't provided at the time of application to the group.

So, check the website for your call. If it isn't there please provide it via the admin link on the Yahoo page or the 4SQRP website. Or, contact me Tim/N9PUZ or me direct.

72,
Gary/W5REJ
gary dot w5rej at gmail dot com.

--- In 4sqrp@..., Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> <http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php>
>
> 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
>


Re: Sprint results KB4QQJ

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Randy........good job..........what frequency did you use on 20-meters? 14060?

Uncle Phil, W0ZI

kb4qqj wrote:


Meager, but I had fun. I now have it marked on my calendar for next
month. Looking forward to it. I tried 7.122 but there was a slow net
going on there....SBARC so moved up and worked a few.
Great fun!

Randy_KB4QQJ

20m CW 07/15/13 0017 AB9CA 474 AL CHARLES
20m CW 07/15/13 0021 WB4DKF 5w FL HENRY
20m CW 07/15/13 0023 KA8HDE 674 MN CHARLES
40m CW 07/15/13 0058 W0CH 79 MO DAVID
40m CW 07/15/13 0101 WA0ITP 38 IA TERRY
40m CW 07/15/13 0103 KB5FCF 90 OK JOEL
40m CW 07/15/13 0104 AB9CA 74 AL CHARLES
20m CW 07/15/13 0148 WB0WQS 230 MO PAT
20m CW 07/15/13 0151 4K6C none Azerbaijan VLAD


Re: How To Find Your 4SQRP Number for Contests

gary_w5rej <gary.w5rej@...>
 

For the benefit of the 4SQRP membership let me explain a bit of the "behind the scene activity." If you apply for 4SQRP membership through this discussion group Tim and I receive a notification requiring an approval from one of us. That is a function common to almost all Yahoo groups.

But there is a second step: adding your call to the 4SQRP web site data base so that you are identified in the operator list (scroll down the left side of the list). In 2013 the most common reason I've found for missing call signs for new members is it wasn't provided at the time of application to the group.

So, check the website for your call. If it isn't there please provide it via the admin link on the Yahoo page or the 4SQRP website. Or, contact me Tim/N9PUZ or me direct.

72,
Gary/W5REJ
gary dot w5rej at gmail dot com.

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:

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.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php>

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

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

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Mailing List Co-Moderator


Sprint results KB4QQJ

kb4qqj
 

Meager, but I had fun. I now have it marked on my calendar for next month. Looking forward to it. I tried 7.122 but there was a slow net going on there....SBARC so moved up and worked a few.
Great fun!

Randy_KB4QQJ


20m CW 07/15/13 0017 AB9CA 474 AL CHARLES
20m CW 07/15/13 0021 WB4DKF 5w FL HENRY
20m CW 07/15/13 0023 KA8HDE 674 MN CHARLES
40m CW 07/15/13 0058 W0CH 79 MO DAVID
40m CW 07/15/13 0101 WA0ITP 38 IA TERRY
40m CW 07/15/13 0103 KB5FCF 90 OK JOEL
40m CW 07/15/13 0104 AB9CA 74 AL CHARLES
20m CW 07/15/13 0148 WB0WQS 230 MO PAT
20m CW 07/15/13 0151 4K6C none Azerbaijan VLAD


sprint results for Uncle Phil, w0xi

Phil Anderson
 

4SQRP SPRINT 7-9 PM 1/14/13

K5EST
WA0ITP
KB5FCF
W0CH
AA5CO
KV6Z
KA0ENU

TOTAL 7, 50% OF LAST TIME. NEED MORE PROPAGATION HI. STILL FUN THO.

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI, LAWRENCE


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
 
----------------------------------
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