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Re: slow email

Roy AC9DN
 

Probably the reason for massive slow email service is simply the amount of time it takes the 
government to sort through it all and make their copies of it!



Roy  AC9DN


On shack maintenance

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning all,
Well this weekend I got to do some long overdue maintenance in the shack. The ASTU was acting up, tuning was a little hesitant and the positions had changed from what they normally are so I figured I'd better knuckle down and have a look see.
First off I checked all the patch leads, almost always suspect when things are not what they are supposed to be . They checked out but when I checked the link on the back of the ASTU (it's an MFJ 949) the one that puts the BalUn in play for balanced wire feeders I discovered my "hesitant" connection. Origionally I had placed a "temporary" link there pending a "proper" one made from crimp terminals. Well the "temporary" one was intermittent. I made up a permanent link  and all is now fine, ASTU settings are where they should be and it tunes 160 again. Many of you know that I run a 176 ft doublet at around 40' fed with 300R ribbon. the way the link was performing i had effectively one side of the feeder and one half of the doublet acting as my antenna. Oh well, we live and learn. Secondly, I decided to check the output to make sure that I was in fact actually putting out 5 watts. I set up the power out using the meter in the ASTU (switched to Dummy Load) at 5 watts. Then, out with the QrpOmeter... hmmm. I was only putting a little less than a watt into the antenna! OK, set the output for 5 watts, just for grins I checked it against an OHR WM2 - same reading - and reconnected the MFJ. Boy oh boy was it off, I mean WAY OFF. So, this weeks net will be conducted with a "Full Gallon (QRP)", and an antenna properly connected. Just goes to show what shows up when you get complacent about stuff.
See y'all o Wednesday evening,
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

P.S. Anyone know how to do the meter alignment on the MFJ??

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Re: WONDER WHY 4qrrp@yahoo TAKES SO LONG?

Bill Cromwell
 

On 09/09/2013 11:47 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:

Phil --

In general electronic mail is an indeterminate process. I imagine though
that Yahoo's list servers may have to handle more email than your local
ISP plus I can only imagine the amount of spam they have to filter, etc.

We also have to keep in mind that other than agreeing to Yahoo showing
us advertising from time to time they are not charging for supporting
the thousands of groups which they host.

73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Moderator
Hi Tim..
....Phil..
........Everybody,

Some of us old farts still use paper, envelopes, and postage stamps for some of our correspondence. I don't notice that any email or electronic message takes very long <evil grin>. Maybe it's a matter of perspective and patience.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: WONDER WHY 4qrrp@yahoo TAKES SO LONG?

Tim N9PUZ
 

Phil --

In general electronic mail is an indeterminate process. I imagine though that Yahoo's list servers may have to handle more email than your local ISP plus I can only imagine the amount of spam they have to filter, etc.

We also have to keep in mind that other than agreeing to Yahoo showing us advertising from time to time they are not charging for supporting the thousands of groups which they host.

73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Moderator

On 9/9/2013 9:27 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
HI Guys,

I wonder why it takes so long to get a copy of what one sends to a list
server
like 4sqrp@....

If I email myself it comes back within seconds. If I email the list above,
sometimes it seems like it takes hours? What's the deal?

unc Phil


Re: WONDER WHY 4qrrp@yahoo TAKES SO LONG?

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Todd..............suspected that that might be the case. Guess I'd rather have the site continually cleaned
than simply be fast. 72, Phil, w0xi

Phil Anderson wrote:


HI Guys,

I wonder why it takes so long to get a copy of what one sends to a
list server
like 4sqrp@....

If I email myself it comes back within seconds. If I email the list
above,
sometimes it seems like it takes hours? What's the deal?

unc Phil


Re: test

gary rheuark
 

E-mail has been pretty ratty this morning in South, Central Missouri.....Gary.....K5QNM.

From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 11:06 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] test

I'm not receiving emails that I've sent to the Group this morning.  Hope this
one makes it thru.

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WONDER WHY 4qrrp@yahoo TAKES SO LONG?

Phil Anderson
 

HI Guys,

I wonder why it takes so long to get a copy of what one sends to a list server
like 4sqrp@....

If I email myself it comes back within seconds. If I email the list above,
sometimes it seems like it takes hours? What's the deal?

unc Phil


Sprint

Paul Smith
 

The sprint was tuff here as well. I worked 3 including Terry. He was S9 on 80 then I worked NG9D in Ill. Maybe I can do better next time..

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprint

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Randy
A little better here with 4 for a total,  but no big bragging rights!
Yes earlier this week the he bands were great, I was working 20 M till way after dark and getting good rag chews. I thought things were gonna kick in and stay there for a while!!
I guess ole Sol had a different idea?
72 
Cu soon 
Johnny AC0BQ


Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 9:27 PM, KB4QQJ@... wrote:

 

It is a bummer night here on the east coast! (NC anyway)   A very high noise level for yesterday and today. I've called and answered but to no avail.  Even tried at 12 watts from the K2 and nothing.
 
Guess this is payback for the previous four good days.   I'm still trying......
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
In a message dated 9/8/2013 6:16:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:


VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprint

kb4qqj
 

It is a bummer night here on the east coast! (NC anyway)   A very high noise level for yesterday and today. I've called and answered but to no avail.  Even tried at 12 watts from the K2 and nothing.
 
Guess this is payback for the previous four good days.   I'm still trying......
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 9/8/2013 6:16:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:


VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Sprint

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Charles 
Well not much better here in Ks
I worked KV6Z on 40 
AA5CO on 40 
And Terry WA0ITP 2x on 80 with two different rigs.
Not very good band condx here either!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Charles Moizeau wrote:
 

Only one QSO achieved.  Here in NJ 20m was closed, 80m was quiet but vacant.  40m, the band of choice, was full of RTTY around 7.040 mHz and there was a very heavy load of SSB around the 7.121 mHz pig sty.  Thankfully, Terry, WAØITP, had the good sense to be at 7.023 mHz with a good sig.  I'm sure better results were registered elsewhere.

72,

Charles, W2SH, #85



To: 4sqrp@...; jomatlock@...
From: psmith61@...
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:59:30 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Sprint

 

Ill listen to 3564 at dark for ya Johnny

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 5:43 PM, Johnny <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Hmm lots of rigs, only two hours!!,
What a problem??
Well I will be running the Tut 80 after dark around 3564 or so, I am still trying to make sure it doesn't have a chirp when keying?
The rest of the time most likely a K2 at 5 watts, unless the New MMR 40 springs to life????
72 
JohnnY AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 12:58 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

 

I will be working the Sprint with my Pig Rig at 7.122, hopefully I will hear many different stations as I am trying to get my W25, using only the Pig Rig, I will jump in and out so others can share the  frequency, not that many of you will notice with my 4.5 watts and indoor loop, hi hi

Bert

N0YJ




On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:19 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
I'm looking forward to the Sprint tonight (7-9PM). I plan to operate mostly on
40M hanging around, but not calling CQ on the 7122 watering hole, and also will
dip down to 7030 to 7040. Hope to pick up some PigRigs there, will also give
3564 a try.

VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

I'll use Walter's suggested exchange "599 nr 38" and will alternate between
calling "CQ 4S" and S&P.

Next month I intend to offer a personal prize for the most contacts made with a
Cyclone, so get your's up and running. Consult the Cyclone Yahoo group or send
an email directly to me if you have any questions on your build, let's get some
Cylones on the air.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?

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






Re: Sprint

w2sh@...
 

Only one QSO achieved.  Here in NJ 20m was closed, 80m was quiet but vacant.  40m, the band of choice, was full of RTTY around 7.040 mHz and there was a very heavy load of SSB around the 7.121 mHz pig sty.  Thankfully, Terry, WAØITP, had the good sense to be at 7.023 mHz with a good sig.  I'm sure better results were registered elsewhere.

72,

Charles, W2SH, #85



To: 4sqrp@...; jomatlock@...
From: psmith61@...
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:59:30 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Sprint

 

Ill listen to 3564 at dark for ya Johnny

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 5:43 PM, Johnny <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Hmm lots of rigs, only two hours!!,
What a problem??
Well I will be running the Tut 80 after dark around 3564 or so, I am still trying to make sure it doesn't have a chirp when keying?
The rest of the time most likely a K2 at 5 watts, unless the New MMR 40 springs to life????
72 
JohnnY AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 12:58 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

 

I will be working the Sprint with my Pig Rig at 7.122, hopefully I will hear many different stations as I am trying to get my W25, using only the Pig Rig, I will jump in and out so others can share the  frequency, not that many of you will notice with my 4.5 watts and indoor loop, hi hi

Bert

N0YJ




On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:19 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
I'm looking forward to the Sprint tonight (7-9PM). I plan to operate mostly on
40M hanging around, but not calling CQ on the 7122 watering hole, and also will
dip down to 7030 to 7040. Hope to pick up some PigRigs there, will also give
3564 a try.

VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

I'll use Walter's suggested exchange "599 nr 38" and will alternate between
calling "CQ 4S" and S&P.

Next month I intend to offer a personal prize for the most contacts made with a
Cyclone, so get your's up and running. Consult the Cyclone Yahoo group or send
an email directly to me if you have any questions on your build, let's get some
Cylones on the air.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?

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






Re: Big Brutus Bash update

Jeremy Utley
 

I'd be happy to bring along a couple big tubs of potato salad from the local deli with me!  I'll have my coleman 12v refrigerated cooler with me!

Jeremy

On 9/8/2013 4:35 PM, Johnny wrote:
 
Ge Walter
Are you guys planning that for Saturday am Breakfast?

Just a FYI to the group, Bert and I are going to Grill up Brats and Hamburgers with chips Saturday afternoon, or Early evening. If anyone has wants to add tater salad or something like that it would be great. Heck what is playing radio without eating and fellowship???
Everyone is invited!!!
cu all there!
Johnny AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

Everyone brings food for Brutus, so  save some room for camp dutch oven biscuits. ....plus the XYL NQ5R has come up with sausage gravy that's thick and QRP yummy! We ain't gonna starve for breakfast LOL.

If you eat too much to move.....plan on being a skyhook anchor :-)

CU on the Sprint this evening!

72....Walter . K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...



Sprint

WA0ITP
 

Dudes, this is ruff.

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


Re: Big Brutus Bash update

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Johnny, yes biscuits n gravy both Sat & Sun mornings!
de...K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...

On Sep 8, 2013 4:35 PM, "Johnny" <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Ge Walter
Are you guys planning that for Saturday am Breakfast?

Just a FYI to the group, Bert and I are going to Grill up Brats and Hamburgers with chips Saturday afternoon, or Early evening. If anyone has wants to add tater salad or something like that it would be great. Heck what is playing radio without eating and fellowship???
Everyone is invited!!!
cu all there!
Johnny AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

Everyone brings food for Brutus, so  save some room for camp dutch oven biscuits. ....plus the XYL NQ5R has come up with sausage gravy that's thick and QRP yummy! We ain't gonna starve for breakfast LOL.

If you eat too much to move.....plan on being a skyhook anchor :-)

CU on the Sprint this evening!

72....Walter . K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...


Re: Sprint

Paul Smith
 

Ill listen to 3564 at dark for ya Johnny

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 5:43 PM, Johnny <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Hmm lots of rigs, only two hours!!,
What a problem??
Well I will be running the Tut 80 after dark around 3564 or so, I am still trying to make sure it doesn't have a chirp when keying?
The rest of the time most likely a K2 at 5 watts, unless the New MMR 40 springs to life????
72 
JohnnY AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 12:58 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

 

I will be working the Sprint with my Pig Rig at 7.122, hopefully I will hear many different stations as I am trying to get my W25, using only the Pig Rig, I will jump in and out so others can share the  frequency, not that many of you will notice with my 4.5 watts and indoor loop, hi hi

Bert

N0YJ




On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:19 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

I'm looking forward to the Sprint tonight (7-9PM). I plan to operate mostly on
40M hanging around, but not calling CQ on the 7122 watering hole, and also will
dip down to 7030 to 7040. Hope to pick up some PigRigs there, will also give
3564 a try.

VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

I'll use Walter's suggested exchange "599 nr 38" and will alternate between
calling "CQ 4S" and S&P.

Next month I intend to offer a personal prize for the most contacts made with a
Cyclone, so get your's up and running. Consult the Cyclone Yahoo group or send
an email directly to me if you have any questions on your build, let's get some
Cylones on the air.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?

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


Re: Sprint

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hmm lots of rigs, only two hours!!,
What a problem??
Well I will be running the Tut 80 after dark around 3564 or so, I am still trying to make sure it doesn't have a chirp when keying?
The rest of the time most likely a K2 at 5 watts, unless the New MMR 40 springs to life????
72 
JohnnY AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 12:58 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

 

I will be working the Sprint with my Pig Rig at 7.122, hopefully I will hear many different stations as I am trying to get my W25, using only the Pig Rig, I will jump in and out so others can share the  frequency, not that many of you will notice with my 4.5 watts and indoor loop, hi hi

Bert

N0YJ




On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:19 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

I'm looking forward to the Sprint tonight (7-9PM). I plan to operate mostly on
40M hanging around, but not calling CQ on the 7122 watering hole, and also will
dip down to 7030 to 7040. Hope to pick up some PigRigs there, will also give
3564 a try.

VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

I'll use Walter's suggested exchange "599 nr 38" and will alternate between
calling "CQ 4S" and S&P.

Next month I intend to offer a personal prize for the most contacts made with a
Cyclone, so get your's up and running. Consult the Cyclone Yahoo group or send
an email directly to me if you have any questions on your build, let's get some
Cylones on the air.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?

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


Re: Big Brutus Bash update

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Walter
Are you guys planning that for Saturday am Breakfast?

Just a FYI to the group, Bert and I are going to Grill up Brats and Hamburgers with chips Saturday afternoon, or Early evening. If anyone has wants to add tater salad or something like that it would be great. Heck what is playing radio without eating and fellowship???
Everyone is invited!!!
cu all there!
Johnny AC0BQ



Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

Everyone brings food for Brutus, so  save some room for camp dutch oven biscuits. ....plus the XYL NQ5R has come up with sausage gravy that's thick and QRP yummy! We ain't gonna starve for breakfast LOL.

If you eat too much to move.....plan on being a skyhook anchor :-)

CU on the Sprint this evening!

72....Walter . K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...


Re: Second Sunday Sprint Tonight

Paul Smith
 

Ill have my PFR3 and TriBander on 40 and 80. My new ladder line is back ordered so I will be swapping antennas back and forth..
Will listen for you all Terry and others.... Hey my new AC is great!!! It is 90 some outside and 72 in here. Cul

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:07 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

I'm looking forward to the Sprint tonight (7-9PM). I plan to operate mostly on
40M hanging around, but not calling CQ on the 7122 watering hole, and also will
dip down to 7030 to 7040. Hope to pick up some PigRigs there, will also give
3564 a try.

VOACAP show's propagation in the Four State area to be very good tonight, both
80M and 40M look promising http://www.voacap.com/predictions/522c9472174b2/
Also we're very close to the Autumnal Equinox and can expect propagation to pick
up a bit.

I'll use Walter's suggested exchange "599 nr 38" and will alternate between
calling "CQ 4S" and S&P.

Next month I intend to offer a personal prize for the most contacts made with a
Cyclone, so get your's up and running. Consult the Cyclone Yahoo group or send
an email directly to me if you have any questions on your build, let's get some
Cylones on the air.

Anyone else working the Sprint tonight?
---------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Big Brutus Bash update

Walter - K5EST
 

Everyone brings food for Brutus, so  save some room for camp dutch oven biscuits. ....plus the XYL NQ5R has come up with sausage gravy that's thick and QRP yummy! We ain't gonna starve for breakfast LOL.

If you eat too much to move.....plan on being a skyhook anchor :-)

CU on the Sprint this evening!

72....Walter . K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...