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Re: QRZ.com

Robert
 

The NSA is probably trying to figure out what they are looking at :)




On Aug 25, 2013, at 3:23 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Anyone else notice that qrz.com is  r e a l l y  s l o w  today?
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Re: QRZ.com

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Yep...times out, etc. I needed to confirm an address. Worked ok once I found the call.



From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 4:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] QRZ.com

 
Anyone else notice that qrz.com is  r e a l l y  s l o w  today?
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 



QRZ.com

WA0ITP
 

Anyone else notice that qrz.com is  r e a l l y  s l o w  today?
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Joplin Hamfest

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Good Hamfest sawTom Servant and some of the local Augusta
ORP fellows. Dick, N0TGR


Re: how about

WA0ITP
 

One for the Cyclone would be good too.
 
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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 -----
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] how about

I am good  with that!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Robert wrote:
 

A Pig Rig endorsement for the W25 award?????????????

I have 4, and thats after the last sprint hi hi

bert

N0YJ



Re: how about

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I am good  with that!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Robert wrote:
 

A Pig Rig endorsement for the W25 award?????????????

I have 4, and thats after the last sprint hi hi

bert

N0YJ



how about

Robert
 

A Pig Rig endorsement for the W25 award?????????????

I have 4, and thats after the last sprint hi hi

bert

N0YJ



Joplin Hamfest

wb0wqs <wb0wqs@...>
 

It was nice to see the Joplin Hamfest is alive and well with a lot
activity. Nice to see a bunch of fellow qrpers and some great bargains at the tables. Saw several flavors of Argonauts, a Century 21, Elecraft K2 and a K1. Shook Bob Heil's hand and got to visit with some other local hams. Great job on organizing on of the favorites of the year. I picked up a LDG 4:1 Unun to use with the KX3. There was a guy there with a big whip mounted on a bike, he was selling a portable antenna system. Hope you had a chance to visit Joplin today. 73.

Kelly Ellison
WB0WQS


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

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Pretty neat!!!!
Thanks for the link, Terry
Johnny 

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 24, 2013, at 7:15 AM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

 

now thats a new bookmark

thanks Terry


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

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

Robert
 

now thats a new bookmark

thanks Terry


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

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: Marconi Kite

Robert
 

very interesting, I am looking forward to seeing kite supported antennas deployed at the Brutus Bash


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

At Brutus this year we will have a connection with the great Guglielmo Marconi.   http://best-breezes.squarespace.com/guglielmo-marconi/ 
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 



Marconi Kite

WA0ITP
 

At Brutus this year we will have a connection with the great Guglielmo Marconi.   http://best-breezes.squarespace.com/guglielmo-marconi/ 
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


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/ 
 

----------------------------------
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/ 
 

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