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Fw: [QRP-L] Solar power for the rig?

WA0ITP
 

I reposted Mert's sage advice here because some of us may be bringing solar
panels to Brutus. Mert is a Four State member, regular Ocon attendee and has
published many articles. All that plus being a great guy. Thanks for the solar
cell charging tip Mert.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Merton Nellis" <mertnellis@msn.com>
To: <tmyers1031@sbcglobal.net>; "qrp-L POST" <qrp-l@mailman.qth.net>;
<qrp-tech@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2013 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [QRP-L] Solar power for the rig?


| Hi Terry,
| I have used both PWM and pass transistor (linear) control for my solar
| panels. I prefer the pass transistor because it causes no R.F.
| interference. Yes, it needs a heat sink and dissipates some power but all
| power is free anyhow. My pass transistor is a 2N3055. Of course, I am only
| charging a 7 Ah battery so only about an amp max. But I guess if I need
| more current, I will parallel some transistors or get larger ones. The
| circuit is the same as any linear regulator power supply. Simple and
| trouble free. I don't like to deal with RFI from the switchers.
| Have fun. 72 Mert W0UFO
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Terry
| Sent: Friday, August 23, 2013 7:10 PM
| To: qrp-L POST ; qrp-tech@yahoogroups.com
| Subject: [QRP-L] Solar power for the rig?
|
| I have been considering a small solar cell powered setup for the shack.
| In the process of studying the possibilities of how to do it, I have
| seen references to charge controllers using PWM saying you can turn them
| off for communications periods or they have minimized the impact on
| communication installations.
|
| I'm getting the idea they are pretty noisy electrically. I have no
| experience with them.
|
| Is there anyone out there who has used a solar panel or other
| alternative power source and a PWM charge controller that can give me
| some idea as to how significant it is or is not.
|
| Terry, KQ5U
|
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REMINDER Caboose Special Event

kb4qqj
 

Hope to work some of you tomorrow. I'm even going to get on the mic for a stretch tomorrow!
 
I'll also be posting on the QRPSPOTS page when I am operating QRP.
I'll be happy to exchange 4 States info for those working on the W25 awards.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
 

In a message dated 8/20/2013 10:49:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, KB4QQJ@... writes:
 

Come Join us August 24th and 25th to celebrate Burlington, NC railroad origins as we operate from the Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654.
Special Event call N4W, check it out on QRZ.com
and http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/n4w/

We'll have operators on SSB 14.265 and 7.235 +/- QRM

The main show will begin at 1600 UTC from the Caboose.

CW operations on 7.055 and 14.059.

That's (12:00 Noon Eastern) We'll have QRP and QRO stations on air.

We'll also have a spotting and sked page at http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/n4w/

You can pop in to say hello or find us and request a sked/frequency.

A Special Event QSL card will be available with SASE.

Hope to see you there,

Randy_KB4QQJ


4S-Link

milanb@sbcglobal.net <milanb@...>
 

Hi folks....

Perhaps I have lost my limited "memory chips" after 50 plus years as a ham but,I have recently built the 4S-Link but now can't figure out how to connect it between my IC-703 plus and my computer! I am also at a loss to understand why there is no power supply requirement even thought it contains several transistors. What is this old geezer missing other than his mind? :) Milan K9HDX


Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

Dale Putnam
 

that is a wealth of information... 
my only disappointment.. it doesn't do 160.... Emoji

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:01:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

 

Here's a screen that I like, it's free and useful. http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html 
 
Just configure the map for your qth and whom you want to work, then click the "Run Prediction" button.  An easy to interpret screen appears.   http://www.voacap.com/predictions/52176abce9cef/ 
 

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Reed
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

On 8/22/2013 11:23 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

A hah. This is the one I've seen before and looks pretty good and useful.
It shows were the sun is, critical freq contours, and great circuit
distances. Wheeee

Unc Phil, W0XI #13

http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html

Thanks Phil. That's great of you to point that map out. A great resource for the interested. It's not cheap, but then, I've seen radio's go for as much. A persons gains an education for hundreds this way, whereas, it costs thousands through institutions. That's my "Radio Home School motto", anyway. And the study of the sun's effect on earth is most revealing of nature. I've had a good relationship with both, all my life. 73 kf7yff Shawn.


Re: START THE DAY WITH A ROCK CHALK KU CW QSO!

W0IIT
 

Phil,

That is DAMN neat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a transplanted OKIE that above is quite a statement but TRUE! Not only a OKIE but a dyed in the Orange and Black of a OSU cowboy:-) I still love the orange and black of the Stillwater cowboys and root for them UNLESS they are playing the Jayhawks. My mother attended Oklahoma A&M, I attended Oklahoma A&M(in fact it became OSU while I was in attendance), my daughter attended OSU, my son graduated from OSU and then earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from KU. So you can see that it was a tough conversion for this ole cowboy:-) Patsy and I only watch one sport on TV and watch it together from tip off to final buzzer and that, of course, is Bill Self's KU basketball!!!!!!!!

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!!!!

cu es 72, Bart


Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

Dale Putnam
 

Now that is worth some time to check out..
thanks Terry!!

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:01:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

 

Here's a screen that I like, it's free and useful. http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html 
 
Just configure the map for your qth and whom you want to work, then click the "Run Prediction" button.  An easy to interpret screen appears.   http://www.voacap.com/predictions/52176abce9cef/ 
 

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Reed
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

On 8/22/2013 11:23 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

A hah. This is the one I've seen before and looks pretty good and useful.
It shows were the sun is, critical freq contours, and great circuit
distances. Wheeee

Unc Phil, W0XI #13

http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html

Thanks Phil. That's great of you to point that map out. A great resource for the interested. It's not cheap, but then, I've seen radio's go for as much. A persons gains an education for hundreds this way, whereas, it costs thousands through institutions. That's my "Radio Home School motto", anyway. And the study of the sun's effect on earth is most revealing of nature. I've had a good relationship with both, all my life. 73 kf7yff Shawn.


START THE DAY WITH A ROCK CHALK KU CW QSO!

Phil Anderson
 


Hello All. [Friday, 8/23/13, 9 AM] What a delight: Had my cup of Joe; went
downstairs, turned on my HF CW radio station; heard WW9E calling CQ and
answered him. The first thing Pat sent in Morse Code was, "Ok Phil, Rock Chalk
Jayhawk! Hey, I grew up in Desoto." Pat now lives in Coloma, MI, and gave me
a strong 58N report on my 10 watt signal using my NIVS dipole antenna.
How neat is that! 72, Phil, W0XI.


Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

 

* On 2013 23 Aug 09:00 -0500, WA0ITP wrote:
Here's a screen that I like, it's free and useful. http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
Most useful indeed, Terry. Thanks!

I've seen most of the others, but this is new to me.

I think I'll use this as a demo at our next club meeting.

72, de Nate >>

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

WA0ITP
 

Here's a screen that I like, it's free and useful. http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html 
 
Just configure the map for your qth and whom you want to work, then click the "Run Prediction" button.  An easy to interpret screen appears.   http://www.voacap.com/predictions/52176abce9cef/ 
 

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Reed
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

On 8/22/2013 11:23 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 


A hah. This is the one I've seen before and looks pretty good and useful.
It shows were the sun is, critical freq contours, and great circuit
distances. Wheeee

Unc Phil, W0XI #13

http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html

Thanks Phil. That's great of you to point that map out. A great resource for the interested. It's not cheap, but then, I've seen radio's go for as much. A persons gains an education for hundreds this way, whereas, it costs thousands through institutions. That's my "Radio Home School motto", anyway. And the study of the sun's effect on earth is most revealing of nature. I've had a good relationship with both, all my life. 73 kf7yff Shawn.


Re: Brutus Bash - Repeater..

WA0ITP
 

Hi Arnie,

I plan to pull in mid to late afternoon on Friday also, and get set up. Looking
forward to an eyeball.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnie Grubbs" <ka0ncr@yahoo.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Brutus Bash - Repeater..


| Hi Terry,
|
| Not sure which repeater it was, (CRS kicking in here) but I don't think I was
cross banding thru
| the radio in the van, so it would have been worked with the rubber antenna on
the HT..
|
| BTW, Terry, what time are you going to show up down there? I hope to be
there
| late in the afternoon Friday, hopefully in time to set up before cooking
dinner or if not cooking the first night,
| maybe the early group will be heading into someplace to eat around 6 and we
could car-pool into town??
|
| 73 - Arnie KA0NCR
|
| ------------------------------------------
| 1b. Re: Brutus Bash
| Posted by: "WA0ITP" wa0itp@mchsi.com otm74
| Date: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm ((PDT))
|
| Not sure about Walnut, but Arnie was able to hit the Pittsburg machine last
year
| with an HT. I dont remember if it was with the rubber duck or if he had to
use
| a gain ant. Maybe he'll jump in and tell us.
|
| -
|
|
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|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: 5SQRP?

james davidson
 

wow can,t afford to get tattoo's removed  you guys are killing me   hi hi   Jim kc0dd 


Brutus Bash - Repeater..

ka0ncr
 

Hi Terry,

Not sure which repeater it was, (CRS kicking in here) but I don't think I was cross banding thru
the radio in the van, so it would have been worked with the rubber antenna on the HT..

BTW, Terry, what time are you going to show up down there? I hope to be there
late in the afternoon Friday, hopefully in time to set up before cooking dinner or if not cooking the first night,
maybe the early group will be heading into someplace to eat around 6 and we could car-pool into town??

73 - Arnie KA0NCR

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1b. Re: Brutus Bash
Posted by: "WA0ITP" wa0itp@mchsi.com otm74
Date: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm ((PDT))

Not sure about Walnut, but Arnie was able to hit the Pittsburg machine last year
with an HT. I dont remember if it was with the rubber duck or if he had to use
a gain ant. Maybe he'll jump in and tell us.

-


Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 8/22/2013 11:23 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 


A hah. This is the one I've seen before and looks pretty good and useful.
It shows were the sun is, critical freq contours, and great circuit
distances. Wheeee

Unc Phil, W0XI #13

http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html

Thanks Phil. That's great of you to point that map out. A great resource for the interested. It's not cheap, but then, I've seen radio's go for as much. A persons gains an education for hundreds this way, whereas, it costs thousands through institutions. That's my "Radio Home School motto", anyway. And the study of the sun's effect on earth is most revealing of nature. I've had a good relationship with both, all my life. 73 kf7yff Shawn.


Re: Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Thanks Phil,
 
It DOES look useful. This site is a keeper. Now I just have to wait for that opening into Kansas.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z


Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

Phil Anderson
 

A hah. This is the one I've seen before and looks pretty good and useful.
It shows were the sun is, critical freq contours, and great circuit distances. Wheeee

Unc Phil, W0XI #13

http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html


HERE IS THE IONO-SOUND WEB ADDRESS

Phil Anderson
 

OK. I FOUND THE MAIN SITE, SEE URL BELOW ......ETC

WILL GET BACK ON THIS; SOME OF YOU MAY ALREADY BE EXPERTS, HI

UNC Phil


""The Ionospheric Physics Group of NGDC operates the Ionosphere portion of the World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder,
which seeks out and archives data, data products, and information related to the Ionosphere. Though our focus is ever expanding,
 much of the current effort at NGDC is in the Ionospheric Vertical Incidence Sounding discipline. NGDC is currently leading the
 effort to collect, quality control, and distribute a unified dataset of vertical sounding scaled parameters using modern internet based
dissemination services.............................. ""



http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/IONO/ionohome.html


Re: 40 M Net

Phil Anderson
 

HI Johnny,

I see that we are near neighbors; you in Topeka and I in Lawrence. Funny
that I could hear all the guys below in 7:30 Net but barely heard you enough to
make contact, closest in to me; and, I was using my new NVIS antenna.
I'm guessing that an iono-sound would indicate straight up reflections from
ionosphere were not working last night and I heard you on ground wave.
I switched to the vertical and didn't hear you on that.

I'll do a search to see if there is an ionosound service, recordings for our area
anywhere on the web; would be interesting.

72, Unc Phil, , W0XI, 4S#13

Johnny wrote:



Gm:
The band was doing pretty good early but was weak for the late net.

07:30
WA0ITP TERRY
W2SH CHARLES
W0CH DAVE
KD0SZS DAN
W0XI PHIL
KD5KJ JIM
KB4Q QJ RANDY

8:00 PM NET
N9RLO JOHN
AA5CO BRUCE
WA0ITP TERRY
KV6Z BILL
K2HT

It was fun again, thanks to all that checked in, and all that tried.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

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Re: 80M CW Net

Steve Sellmeyer <ssellmeyer@...>
 

Glad to hear it wasn't just me with the constant S-9 noise all night. Was beginning to wonder if I had a local noise problem.
 
Heard a few peeps on 7.122 and that was it.
 
Also monitored the PSK Net and saw K6QKL go down the waterfall ONCE and that was it. Nothing else copied.
 
Steve/WB0QQT


Re: 5SQRP?

Dale Putnam
 

I can post them..if you want?
Have a great day,
Dale - WC7S

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:15:20
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; <rcadmus@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 5SQRP?

 





Thanks for sharing Ray, way cool.
God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Ray Cadmus <rcadmus@gmail.com <mailto:rcadmus@gmail.com> > wrote:

 



For what it's worth - probably not much.  I have uploaded a file "4state.png" to the yahoo group files that shows the locations of the members as scattered around the contiguous states.  Unfortunately it does not show our several Alaskan friends.

The map is a screenshot of my personal web server where the map and markers are interactive -  showing call, name & city when clicked.  Sorry, my server is private - but I would be happy to provide the required files to anyone wanting to post them.

Regards,

ray    W0PFO

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On 08/21/2013 12:19 PM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

Colorado isn't one of the 4 states to start with, is it?  Actually, the way the club is growing, maybe the name should be changed to 4CQRP - 4 Corners of the World QRP Club!

John AA0VE









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40 M Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm:
The band was doing pretty good early but was weak for the late net.

07:30
WA0ITP TERRY
W2SH CHARLES
W0CH DAVE
KD0SZS DAN
W0XI PHIL
KD5KJ JIM
KB4QQJ RANDY

8:00 PM NET
N9RLO JOHN
AA5CO BRUCE
WA0ITP TERRY
KV6Z BILL
K2HT

It was fun again, thanks to all that checked in, and all that tried.
72
Johnny AC0BQ



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