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Re: Another $S-QRP station is born

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I hear that a lot too.  Usually not S9 here, so you must be much closer.  I think it's a digital signal, not a carrier.  But it sure picked an unfortunate spot to park full time.

OK, there it is.  About S4 right now in Russellville, AR.

73,

Nick, WA5BDU

On 2/27/2013 6:08 PM, Dg Arnholt wrote:
 
the only problem i see is 7040 always has this s9 carrier even in day time with me.. or if it stops it begins or someone keeps tuning undecided whats up with that.. parts of the day i can use it.. used to use it all the time 30 years ago.
 



Re: Snow And Tonight's Nets.

Mike-WE0H
 

We lost about a foot of snow to warm winds and sunshine all day today :)

Clear and 30F at the moment.
Mike-WE0H


Re: Another $S-QRP station is born

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

the only problem i see is 7040 always has this s9 carrier even in day time with me.. or if it stops it begins or someone keeps tuning undecided whats up with that.. parts of the day i can use it.. used to use it all the time 30 years ago.
 

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; jimford80041
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Another $S-QRP station is born
 
Ga Jim 
Congrats on your new projects.
Please post some pics do we can see you progress. Get them cabled up spot your self on qrp spots and we will see if we work you!
72 
Good luck, good building 
Johnny AC0BQOn Wednesday, February 27, 2013, jimford80041 wrote:
 
Finished up the NS-40 today. This was the last of the 3 kits I was building, including the SS-40 and Magic Box. The easiest was saved for last, but wouldn't you know, it gave me the most trouble! The other 2 kits went together with no problem, and I reported earlier just how sensitive and stable the receiver is.

I have some questions about the transmitter.

1) I get 9 watts out. Is this normal? I was expecting a
little lower. Don't want to have a short lived P.A.

2) I would like to build another NS-40, but for 7.040.
Will the board inductors support this frequency? There is nothing
to peak or align so I was wondering how critical the
circuit is.

Need to build a couple more cables and we should be on the air.

Jim - KG0PP


Re: Wed Nite Nets

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

thanks you got me info AFTER i spouted off lol
 

From: WA0ITP To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed Nite Nets
 
The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:00 PM CST, 0100z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all. Also I will be using my own call
tonight.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:00 CST 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WAØITP NCS.
7:30 CST 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KCØPMH NCS
8:00 CST 0200z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WAØITP NCS.
8:30 CST 0230z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KCØPMH NCS
9:00 CST 0300z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com/
http://www.4sqrp.com/
http://www.qrpspots.com/


Re: Snow And Tonight's Nets.

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

i am a new member of this bunch nothing on 80 but i do have an r2040 and now a c21 i will use at 10 watts so its not real qrp but i'll be qni if i hear ncs.
i forgot the freq and time in 24 hour z ..you go by cdt cst ..i'm an hour ahead so i think its at 8 eastern..old hand at this since we used to be on eastern year round for years until the jackass daniels became govonor..sorry to offend but i didnt care for him..oh well thats off topic
 Wd9dwe skcc1564t fists7017 naqcc 1436 so dunno what i got here yet.. but sounds like a good time
 

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:25 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Snow And Tonight's Nets.
 
Snow is still falling here in Radar O'Riley's home town, and we may need radar
to get around it it continues. We only have abt 6-8" on the ground. Forcast is
for another inch or so tonight and ending overnight.

How's everyone else doin?

Tonight will be nice evening to be on the air, cu on the nets.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com/
http://www.4sqrp.com/
http://www.qrpspots.com/


Re: Snow And Tonight's Nets.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Terry and the Group:
Well we got dug out today, had drifts about 3 feet deep in the road between here and civilization!
Actually I kinda enjoyed being snowed in!
It's back to the grind stone in the am and to catch up on the back log!
cu on the Net!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Snow is still falling here in Radar O'Riley's home town, and we may need radar
to get around it it continues. We only have abt 6-8" on the ground. Forcast is
for another inch or so tonight and ending overnight.

How's everyone else doin?

Tonight will be nice evening to be on the air, cu on the nets.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



Snow And Tonight's Nets.

WA0ITP
 

Snow is still falling here in Radar O'Riley's home town, and we may need radar
to get around it it continues. We only have abt 6-8" on the ground. Forcast is
for another inch or so tonight and ending overnight.

How's everyone else doin?

Tonight will be nice evening to be on the air, cu on the nets.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: Another $S-QRP station is born

W0IIT
 

Jim,

Sounds like you have been having fun building 4sqrp kits. To answer your NS-40 questions.

Yes, 9 watts out is pretty standard. If you want to stay with the 5 watts or less for qrp you can lower the voltage until you get to those lower output limits and it will also put less load on your output transistor.

Yes going to 7.040 is perfectly acceptable. Don't want to hurt kit sales but you could just swap out the xtals when you were wanting to go to 7.040 or rig a dual xtal setup as many have done.

Good luck with setting up the cables and getting on the air with your setup!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS


Re: Another $S-QRP station is born

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ga Jim 
Congrats on your new projects.
Please post some pics do we can see you progress. Get them cabled up spot your self on qrp spots and we will see if we work you!
72 
Good luck, good building 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, jimford80041 wrote:
 

Finished up the NS-40 today. This was the last of the 3 kits I was building, including the SS-40 and Magic Box. The easiest was saved for last, but wouldn't you know, it gave me the most trouble! The other 2 kits went together with no problem, and I reported earlier just how sensitive and stable the receiver is.

I have some questions about the transmitter.

1) I get 9 watts out. Is this normal? I was expecting a
little lower. Don't want to have a short lived P.A.

2) I would like to build another NS-40, but for 7.040.
Will the board inductors support this frequency? There is nothing
to peak or align so I was wondering how critical the
circuit is.

Need to build a couple more cables and we should be on the air.

Jim - KG0PP


Re: Another $S-QRP station is born

WA0ITP
 

Congratulations Jim, well done.

Early NS-40s' developed quite a bit of power, some even up to 12 Watts!!
However in a high swr situation they won't live long at that level. They'll get
real hot - real fast. Are you running all three kits from a 13.8 volt supply?
If so I'd advise reducing that to 12 volts, If not then reduce the voltage to
the NS-40. Maybe a dropping resistor of about 5 ohms and a 3-5 W rating between
it and the power supply. Dave may jump in here also, he's the authority.

The NS-40 will work across the entire 40M CW Band. A number of them have been
used at 7122.

Good luck and enjoy the Four State Trio on the air.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "jimford80041" <ejim@aol.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:08 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Another $S-QRP station is born


| Finished up the NS-40 today. This was the last of the 3 kits I was building,
including the SS-40 and Magic Box. The easiest was saved for last, but wouldn't
you know, it gave me the most trouble! The other 2 kits went together with no
problem, and I reported earlier just how sensitive and stable the receiver is.
|
| I have some questions about the transmitter.
|
| 1) I get 9 watts out. Is this normal? I was expecting a
| little lower. Don't want to have a short lived P.A.
|
| 2) I would like to build another NS-40, but for 7.040.
| Will the board inductors support this frequency? There is nothing
| to peak or align so I was wondering how critical the
| circuit is.
|
| Need to build a couple more cables and we should be on the air.
|
| Jim - KG0PP
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Another $S-QRP station is born

jimford80041
 

Finished up the NS-40 today. This was the last of the 3 kits I was building, including the SS-40 and Magic Box. The easiest was saved for last, but wouldn't you know, it gave me the most trouble! The other 2 kits went together with no problem, and I reported earlier just how sensitive and stable the receiver is.

I have some questions about the transmitter.

1) I get 9 watts out. Is this normal? I was expecting a
little lower. Don't want to have a short lived P.A.

2) I would like to build another NS-40, but for 7.040.
Will the board inductors support this frequency? There is nothing
to peak or align so I was wondering how critical the
circuit is.

Need to build a couple more cables and we should be on the air.

Jim - KG0PP


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:00 PM CST, 0100z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all. Also I will be using my own call
tonight.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:00 CST 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
7:30 CST 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CST 0200z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 CST 0230z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CST 0300z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: RMR rpt

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

Snake -
As luck would have it, I got a call from DirecTV this evening.  As a good and loyal customer they are going to give me $500 worth of equipment including a Genie and a Mini-Genie and something akin to the Apple box that will allow me to see about 78 skazillion movies.  All for free, except for an additional $3 per month and a 24 month guaranteed contract.

They will install tomorrow morning.  Will let you know how it goes.
Dad


On 2/26/2013 6:21 PM, Dale Putnam wrote:
 

We had a good net today, with visibility of quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow, and a temp of 25F...
 
So the first check ins were welcome.. and it just got better as we went along.
 
K2HT, KE6OIO, KX5C, AI4VE, K)DTJ, WG0AT, R5ZZ...
with temps reporting from 63-65-35-25  and I know that last call can't be
right, so a correction is in order.
 
A couple of the stations were very adeptly relayed in by K2HT, and K0DTJ.. thank you.
 
Cu next Thurs...

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



Re: RMR rpt

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks guys for the replies!
I didn't notice that I had sent my question to Dale and the group as well!
Oh well I guess it was informative and related to radio, and the net
is mostly QRP!
Sorry about that.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Nick-WA5BDU <nick-wa5bdu@suddenlink.net> wrote:
Not used a lot these days but QSP? means "Will you realy to ____" and
QSP means "I will relay to ____".

Might be applicable to say PSE QSP to try to get someone to relay you to
the NCS if he's unable to copy. Probably would sent most to their
Handbook or Google to see what QSP means though ...

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


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Re: RMR rpt - Q signals

Bill Cromwell
 

On Tue, 2013-02-26 at 20:00 -0600, Nick-WA5BDU wrote:
Not used a lot these days but QSP? means "Will you realy to ____" and
QSP means "I will relay to ____".

Might be applicable to say PSE QSP to try to get someone to relay you to
the NCS if he's unable to copy. Probably would sent most to their
Handbook or Google to see what QSP means though ...

72-

Nick, WA5BDU
Hi,

Once upon a time I worked some of the CW traffic nets. I had a table of
Q signals in front of me but over time, as I came in contact with those
signals I didn't have to look at the table any more. People checking
into this informal "ragchew" net won't have traffic but they won't to
send QRU. They ARE QRU if they list no traffic - QTC - which newer hams
also will not have to look up. Nobody should be listing traffic. Only a
small handfull of Q signals will be useful for the informal net.

Now that I'm retired I'm working to increase my CW proficiency and
rejoin those nets. By the way, I worked those nets and the Navy-Marine
Corps MARS nets QRP (2 watts) unless conditions demanded my full 90
watts.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: RMR rpt

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Not used a lot these days but QSP? means "Will you realy to ____" and QSP means "I will relay to ____".

Might be applicable to say PSE QSP to try to get someone to relay you to the NCS if he's unable to copy. Probably would sent most to their Handbook or Google to see what QSP means though ...

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: RMR rpt

Bill Cromwell
 

On Tue, 2013-02-26 at 18:52 -0700, Dale Putnam wrote:

Yep. there is a Q signal for pse relay... but this net is a casual
net, and isn't supposed to use any Q signals except the QNI to check
in.
However... if someone wants to check in... and uses Q signals to get
it done.. that's ok too...
The problem may be, that the strong station may be an experienced op
or may not be... and if he doesn't have the Q signal info...
it is a cause for frustration.
If you check in through a relay Jim what would you do.. if you don't
hear NCS.. .and don't recognize any of the calls other than
identifying the two you hear.. as being new ops?



Have a great day,


--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

Hi,

Learning the Q signals is pretty easy when you encounter them one at a
time. Apparently everybody now is familiar with "QNI".

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: RMR rpt

Dale Putnam
 

Yep. there is a Q signal for pse relay... but this net is a casual net, and isn't supposed to use any Q signals except the QNI to check in.
However... if someone wants to check in... and uses Q signals to get it done.. that's ok too...
The problem may be, that the strong station may be an experienced op or may not be... and if he doesn't have the Q signal info...
it is a cause for frustration.
  If you check in through a relay Jim what would you do.. if you don't hear NCS.. .and don't recognize any of the calls other than
identifying the two you hear.. as being new ops?



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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: rodenkirch_llc@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:41:53 -0700
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] RMR rpt

 
What's being missed in all of this is that the fella submitting the original post asked, "What is the proper way to ask for a relay? Is their a Q code? I wanted to relay in, but didn't know how to?"

I know the answer but....it's not my place to "get involved," other than to refocus the "discussion."

Jim R. K9JWV



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:20:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR rpt

 
Thanks Dale
I will give that a try when I have have a chance to check in. Stay warm
72
Johnny


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

Hi Johnny,
  That's what I figure.. now, the more snow the better... and make it wet and deeeeeeep.
You can send the wind somewhere else, I wouldn't mind.
 
 I try to ask for relays... and I have a couple of stations that do pretty well with that to...
K2HT in MO.. or KE6OIO in CA... and the best way would be to simply call a station that is loud
to you.. with.. "XXXX de AC0BQ relay pse?"
They should then break the net.. and let me know.. that they can relay.. a station in..
 
IF that doesn't work, wait a bit.. and try another station...
same way.
 
I am working to get a decent antenna in the air... and all kidding aside.. the weather isn't helping much.
 
I just don't want to climb, with wind chill below zero. Had my hands freeze up... at 200 ft one time.. not fun...
They were just claw like... but I couldn't move my fingers.... it was a good thing I was done... cause I was done
for that day. Didn't much like that tower after that.
 
I guess you could always try an email... but I  seldom have email open during the net... but I could start watching for new stuff on my phone... I guess.
 I think a new antenna here will help out a lot.
 
Thank you Johnny,


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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:44:39 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR rpt


 
Nice net Dale 
I have a question.
Last week I could almost hear you, but qsb made it rough. Although I could hear several checkin ops. What is the proper way to ask for a relay? Is their a Q code? I wanted to relay in, but didn't know how to?

We have 6 or 8 more inches of wet snow today and big drifts. 
Heck if this wx keeps up I may get some projects finished !
Tnx
72
Johnny AC0BQ



On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 


We had a good net today, with visibility of quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow, and a temp of 25F...
 
So the first check ins were welcome.. and it just got better as we went along.
 
K2HT, KE6OIO, KX5C, AI4VE, K)DTJ, WG0AT, R5ZZ...
with temps reporting from 63-65-35-25  and I know that last call can't be
right, so a correction is in order.
 
A couple of the stations were very adeptly relayed in by K2HT, and K0DTJ.. thank you.
 
Cu next Thurs...

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









Re: RMR rpt

James Rodenkirch
 

What's being missed in all of this is that the fella submitting the original post asked, "What is the proper way to ask for a relay? Is their a Q code? I wanted to relay in, but didn't know how to?"

I know the answer but....it's not my place to "get involved," other than to refocus the "discussion."

Jim R. K9JWV



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:20:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR rpt

 
Thanks Dale
I will give that a try when I have have a chance to check in. Stay warm
72
Johnny


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

Hi Johnny,
  That's what I figure.. now, the more snow the better... and make it wet and deeeeeeep.
You can send the wind somewhere else, I wouldn't mind.
 
 I try to ask for relays... and I have a couple of stations that do pretty well with that to...
K2HT in MO.. or KE6OIO in CA... and the best way would be to simply call a station that is loud
to you.. with.. "XXXX de AC0BQ relay pse?"
They should then break the net.. and let me know.. that they can relay.. a station in..
 
IF that doesn't work, wait a bit.. and try another station...
same way.
 
I am working to get a decent antenna in the air... and all kidding aside.. the weather isn't helping much.
 
I just don't want to climb, with wind chill below zero. Had my hands freeze up... at 200 ft one time.. not fun...
They were just claw like... but I couldn't move my fingers.... it was a good thing I was done... cause I was done
for that day. Didn't much like that tower after that.
 
I guess you could always try an email... but I  seldom have email open during the net... but I could start watching for new stuff on my phone... I guess.
 I think a new antenna here will help out a lot.
 
Thank you Johnny,


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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:44:39 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR rpt


 
Nice net Dale 
I have a question.
Last week I could almost hear you, but qsb made it rough. Although I could hear several checkin ops. What is the proper way to ask for a relay? Is their a Q code? I wanted to relay in, but didn't know how to?

We have 6 or 8 more inches of wet snow today and big drifts. 
Heck if this wx keeps up I may get some projects finished !
Tnx
72
Johnny AC0BQ



On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 


We had a good net today, with visibility of quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow, and a temp of 25F...
 
So the first check ins were welcome.. and it just got better as we went along.
 
K2HT, KE6OIO, KX5C, AI4VE, K)DTJ, WG0AT, R5ZZ...
with temps reporting from 63-65-35-25  and I know that last call can't be
right, so a correction is in order.
 
A couple of the stations were very adeptly relayed in by K2HT, and K0DTJ.. thank you.
 
Cu next Thurs...

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








Re: RMR rpt

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Dale
I will give that a try when I have have a chance to check in. Stay warm
72
Johnny


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

Hi Johnny,
  That's what I figure.. now, the more snow the better... and make it wet and deeeeeeep.
You can send the wind somewhere else, I wouldn't mind.
 
 I try to ask for relays... and I have a couple of stations that do pretty well with that to...
K2HT in MO.. or KE6OIO in CA... and the best way would be to simply call a station that is loud
to you.. with.. "XXXX de AC0BQ relay pse?"
They should then break the net.. and let me know.. that they can relay.. a station in..
 
IF that doesn't work, wait a bit.. and try another station...
same way.
 
I am working to get a decent antenna in the air... and all kidding aside.. the weather isn't helping much.
 
I just don't want to climb, with wind chill below zero. Had my hands freeze up... at 200 ft one time.. not fun...
They were just claw like... but I couldn't move my fingers.... it was a good thing I was done... cause I was done
for that day. Didn't much like that tower after that.
 
I guess you could always try an email... but I  seldom have email open during the net... but I could start watching for new stuff on my phone... I guess.
 I think a new antenna here will help out a lot.
 
Thank you Johnny,


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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:44:39 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR rpt


 
Nice net Dale 
I have a question.
Last week I could almost hear you, but qsb made it rough. Although I could hear several checkin ops. What is the proper way to ask for a relay? Is their a Q code? I wanted to relay in, but didn't know how to?

We have 6 or 8 more inches of wet snow today and big drifts. 
Heck if this wx keeps up I may get some projects finished !
Tnx
72
Johnny AC0BQ



On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 


We had a good net today, with visibility of quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow, and a temp of 25F...
 
So the first check ins were welcome.. and it just got better as we went along.
 
K2HT, KE6OIO, KX5C, AI4VE, K)DTJ, WG0AT, R5ZZ...
with temps reporting from 63-65-35-25  and I know that last call can't be
right, so a correction is in order.
 
A couple of the stations were very adeptly relayed in by K2HT, and K0DTJ.. thank you.
 
Cu next Thurs...

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