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4x4 sprint one hour to go

Walter - K5EST
 

Living on lightning ridge, I have to wait until the cold front storm passes, but please join in the fun at 1700z.

The 4x4 Sprint info is at

and to see if you are 4 State QRP member AND to get your member number, go here:

Happy 4x4 Sprint, I can join in the fun as soon as the storms pass by!

72....Walter - K5EST


Re: 4x4 4SQRP... /M

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Have Fun Randy,
Drive safe and I will be looking for you on your /M
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM, <KB4QQJ@...> wrote:
 

I will be mobile for the first two hours. Pointed west for the first hour and then (bummer) pointed back east for the return trip.
I'll be running the IC-703 to a homebrew Hustler type antenna and exercising a "new to me and my stables" straight key on a leg strap. It's all interstate driving so I should be fairly active.
 
Hope to work a bunch of you.
 
72 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ  
 
In a message dated 9/29/2013 8:34:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, walter.k5est@... writes:
 

....4 State 4x4 QRP Sprint....

....(4hours/best4bands)....

Date: October 5, 2013 (1700 to 2100 UTC)

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Stations are asked to call: CQ 4s de ______.

A simple exchange:

4sqrp members send: RST, SPC, 4x4

non 4sqrp stations send: RST, SPC, power

(working a station not in the QRP Sprint

requires you to get the station's RST, SPC,

and their power for your log)

(SPC = State/Province/Country)

Sprint rules:

1)Maximum power is 5 watts.

2)each contact is 4 points.

3)each 4sqrp contact = (4x4) = 16 points

4)turn in your best 4 bands of contacts - 1 contact

with a station per band.(a station may be worked

only once per band, the mode is your choice)

5)field stations add 444 bonus points to your total.

6)frequencies: on or about the normal QRP

frequencies for each band and mode, WARC bands are

not to be used for this Sprint.

7)Only 1 transmitter per callsign at a time, no multiple

operators using the same callsign.

8)A Cyclone-40 transceiver contact is 444 points per

QSO for each station. Cyclone-40 station must disclose

the use of the transceiver to allow stations a

chance at the bonus points. Cyclone-40 CONTACTS DO NOT

COUNT AGAINST THE 1 CONTACT PER BAND. This is a bonus

of QRP using a 4SQRP kit.

More info:

4X4 Sprint -
An Outdoor Operating Event on the 1st Saturday in October from 1700 to 2100 UTC.
Bands - 160,80,40,20, 15 & 10 Meters.
Score Calculating Spread Sheet.
4x4 Sprint Logging Sheet. (pdf)

More announcements are coming this week on the 4sqrp reflector!

72....Walter - K5EST





4x4 Rules and Score Calculator

WA0ITP
 

Dave, K5DCM, has uploaded links to the rules, a spreadsheet that calculates
your score, and a pdf of a paper log if needed.
http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php

Email the spreadsheet to score to Walter at 4x4@...

tnx es GL this aft.

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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: 4x4 4SQRP... /M

WA0ITP
 


Will be looking for you Randy, GL
 
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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: KB4QQJ@...
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4x4 4SQRP... /M

I will be mobile for the first two hours. Pointed west for the first hour and then (bummer) pointed back east for the return trip.
I'll be running the IC-703 to a homebrew Hustler type antenna and exercising a "new to me and my stables" straight key on a leg strap. It's all interstate driving so I should be fairly active.
 
Hope to work a bunch of you.
 
72 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ  
 
In a message dated 9/29/2013 8:34:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, walter.k5est@... writes:
 

....4 State 4x4 QRP Sprint....

....(4hours/best4bands)....

Date: October 5, 2013 (1700 to 2100 UTC)

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Stations are asked to call: CQ 4s de ______.

A simple exchange:

4sqrp members send: RST, SPC, 4x4

non 4sqrp stations send: RST, SPC, power

(working a station not in the QRP Sprint

requires you to get the station's RST, SPC,

and their power for your log)

(SPC = State/Province/Country)

Sprint rules:

1)Maximum power is 5 watts.

2)each contact is 4 points.

3)each 4sqrp contact = (4x4) = 16 points

4)turn in your best 4 bands of contacts - 1 contact

with a station per band.(a station may be worked

only once per band, the mode is your choice)

5)field stations add 444 bonus points to your total.

6)frequencies: on or about the normal QRP

frequencies for each band and mode, WARC bands are

not to be used for this Sprint.

7)Only 1 transmitter per callsign at a time, no multiple

operators using the same callsign.

8)A Cyclone-40 transceiver contact is 444 points per

QSO for each station. Cyclone-40 station must disclose

the use of the transceiver to allow stations a

chance at the bonus points. Cyclone-40 CONTACTS DO NOT

COUNT AGAINST THE 1 CONTACT PER BAND. This is a bonus

of QRP using a 4SQRP kit.

More info:

4X4 Sprint -
An Outdoor Operating Event on the 1st Saturday in October from 1700 to 2100 UTC.
Bands - 160,80,40,20, 15 & 10 Meters.
Score Calculating Spread Sheet.
4x4 Sprint Logging Sheet. (pdf)

More announcements are coming this week on the 4sqrp reflector!

72....Walter - K5EST




Weekly Contest Calendar

WA0ITP
 

GM All,

The 4x4 is upon us, and today I see it is noted and described in the well known
WA7BMN Contest Calendar. Called the Hornucopia, the calendar is an amazingly
detailed online calendar. You can view the whole calendar in monthly chunks, or
receive weekly emails with events of the upcoming week only. Additionally you
can customize the views, filtering out all but QRP contests for example. There
are many viewing options including a nifty bar chart that is easy on the eyes.

So check out the calendar here http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html
sign up for the weekly email if you are so inclined, and shoot a note to Bruce
thanking him for the fb service to the ham community. bhorn@...

Thanks much and cu in the 4x4 this afternoon. I'll be using WQ5RP around 14060
and 7122 � QRM.

72 es GL

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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: 4x4 4SQRP... /M

kb4qqj
 

I will be mobile for the first two hours. Pointed west for the first hour and then (bummer) pointed back east for the return trip.
I'll be running the IC-703 to a homebrew Hustler type antenna and exercising a "new to me and my stables" straight key on a leg strap. It's all interstate driving so I should be fairly active.
 
Hope to work a bunch of you.
 
72 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ  
 

In a message dated 9/29/2013 8:34:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, walter.k5est@... writes:
 

....4 State 4x4 QRP Sprint....

....(4hours/best4bands)....

Date: October 5, 2013 (1700 to 2100 UTC)

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Stations are asked to call: CQ 4s de ______.

A simple exchange:

4sqrp members send: RST, SPC, 4x4

non 4sqrp stations send: RST, SPC, power

(working a station not in the QRP Sprint

requires you to get the station's RST, SPC,

and their power for your log)

(SPC = State/Province/Country)

Sprint rules:

1)Maximum power is 5 watts.

2)each contact is 4 points.

3)each 4sqrp contact = (4x4) = 16 points

4)turn in your best 4 bands of contacts - 1 contact

with a station per band.(a station may be worked

only once per band, the mode is your choice)

5)field stations add 444 bonus points to your total.

6)frequencies: on or about the normal QRP

frequencies for each band and mode, WARC bands are

not to be used for this Sprint.

7)Only 1 transmitter per callsign at a time, no multiple

operators using the same callsign.

8)A Cyclone-40 transceiver contact is 444 points per

QSO for each station. Cyclone-40 station must disclose

the use of the transceiver to allow stations a

chance at the bonus points. Cyclone-40 CONTACTS DO NOT

COUNT AGAINST THE 1 CONTACT PER BAND. This is a bonus

of QRP using a 4SQRP kit.

More info:

4X4 Sprint -
An Outdoor Operating Event on the 1st Saturday in October from 1700 to 2100 UTC.
Bands - 160,80,40,20, 15 & 10 Meters.
Score Calculating Spread Sheet.
4x4 Sprint Logging Sheet. (pdf)

More announcements are coming this week on the 4sqrp reflector!

72....Walter - K5EST




Re: 4x4 Sprint Question

WA0ITP
 

GE Kelly,

Yes indeed!!! Your memnum proves that. Hope to work you tmrrw. Also non
members can operate in the sprint too.

All: If you're on this list, you are a member. http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php

Hope to work many of you tmrrw 12 noon to 4PM Central time.

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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: "Kelly E McClelland" <kmacker@...>
To: <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 8:44 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] 4x4 Sprint Question


| For the 4x4 Sprint am I considered a member? I have attended an Ozarkcon
| but live in Orlando so not able to attend meetings.
|
| In any case, wx permitting will try to throw some sigs your way.
|
| 72,
| Kelly K4UPG #117
|
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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
|
|
|


4x4 Sprint Question

Kelly E
 

For the 4x4 Sprint am I considered a member? I have attended an Ozarkcon but live in Orlando so not able to attend meetings.

In any case, wx permitting will try to throw some sigs your way.

72,
Kelly K4UPG #117


4x4 Sprint Saturday

Walter - K5EST
 

The 4x4 Sprint is tomorrow, Saturday. Start time 1700z and with some WX luck maybe the storms in the Midwest will be non-noise makers.

Everyone is welcome to join in with the fun!

72....Walter . K5EST

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


Re: 4S Sprint

Phil Anderson
 

Hi John. Way to go on building the RX3. Am I remembering right that the
PCBs come done and you build up the case around it? Or is that another kit.
Is the max power 10W, which would be good?
Did you get it with the paddles that stick out the front?

I love my FT450D and it does pretty well; but the KX3 as a camping rig might be
super nice.

72, Unc Phil, W0XI.


Johnny Matlock wrote:


Thanks Terry

We are supposed to have strong t storms tonite, hope they are gone by
tomorrow! I gave  my Kx3 built, just have to finish cal on it!
Hope to use it.
Thanks for the kit info helps a bunch
72
Johnny


On Friday, October 4, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:

    __

    __

    GA Johnny,
    It's under the on air activity link on the web page.
    http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php
    Hope to work you tmrw.

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


        ----- Original Message -----
        *From:* Johnny Matlock
        *To:* 4sqrp@...
        *Sent:* Friday, October 04, 2013 12:51 PM
        *Subject:* [4sqrp] 4S Sprint

        Ok i give up!
  &nbs p;     Where is the info for the sprint Hiding???
        I cant seem to locate it?
        Thanks 72
        Johnny


Re: OT: For Sale BeagleBone Black & RS-232 Cape

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

what is a Beagle Bone?

72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)



On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

Not having any luck here getting the RS-232 CAPE working on the Beagle Bone Black, but the factory BB guys are re-writing some of the code to make things compatible according the the BB Black group on Google.
 
I don't have the time to mess with it right now, so I'm putting my BB Black and RS-232 Cape up (as a package) here if anyone wants them.
 
Asking $50 shipped for the pair -- Cash, USPS Money order or PayPal (gift or add 5%).
 
Jim - W0EB



Re: 4S Sprint

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Terry 
We are supposed to have strong t storms tonite, hope they are gone by tomorrow! I gave  my Kx3 built, just have to finish cal on it!
Hope to use it. 
Thanks for the kit info helps a bunch 
72
Johnny


On Friday, October 4, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

GA Johnny,
 
It's under the on air activity link on the web page.  http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php 
 
Hope to work you tmrw.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 12:51 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] 4S Sprint

Ok i give up!
Where is the info for the sprint Hiding???
I cant seem to locate it?
Thanks 72
Johnny


Re: 4S Sprint

WA0ITP
 

GA Johnny,
 
It's under the on air activity link on the web page.  http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php 
 
Hope to work you tmrw.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 12:51 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] 4S Sprint

Ok i give up!
Where is the info for the sprint Hiding???
I cant seem to locate it?
Thanks 72
Johnny


4S Sprint

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok i give up!
Where is the info for the sprint Hiding???
I cant seem to locate it?
Thanks 72
Johnny


OT: For Sale BeagleBone Black & RS-232 Cape

Jim Sheldon
 

Not having any luck here getting the RS-232 CAPE working on the Beagle Bone Black, but the factory BB guys are re-writing some of the code to make things compatible according the the BB Black group on Google.
 
I don't have the time to mess with it right now, so I'm putting my BB Black and RS-232 Cape up (as a package) here if anyone wants them.
 
Asking $50 shipped for the pair -- Cash, USPS Money order or PayPal (gift or add 5%).
 
Jim - W0EB


Re: Calling CQ on 7036 wid 2N2

WA0ITP
 

Just worked W5EST, Jim in Little Rock, and KG4TUY Dave in Nashville. These were
two opposite ends of the power spectrum.

Jim was running 100 mW with a HB1B with and attenuator. Copy was a litle ruff
at times with line of boomers within 30 miles, but the fine receiver in the rig
pulled him out well enought for a qso.

Dave was running 100 Watts and was really booming in, and we had a solid QSO.

The 2N2/40, 111 ' wahr, and the EZKeyer II were a nice combo tonight.

Thanks to Paul, N0NBD, and others who listened for me earlier. Time to unhook
and head for the couch.
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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: "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...>
To: <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:51 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Calling CQ on 7036 wid 2N2


| Think I have it lined up now, anyone out there for a signal report?
|
| ----------------------------------
| Real radios weigh less than a pound.
| I love this radio stuff !
| 72 WA0ITP
| www.wa0itp.com
| www.4sqrp.com
|
|
|
|
|
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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
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Calling CQ on 7036 wid 2N2

WA0ITP
 

Think I have it lined up now, anyone out there for a signal report?

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


Re: Checking out a 2N2/40 on 7.110 CQ CQ CQ

Paul Smith
 

449 in Humboldt, KS

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 3, 2013, at 7:38 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Calling CQ in 7.110 with a 2N2/40 looking for signal reports.

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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: Checking out a 2N2/40 on 7.110 CQ CQ CQ

Paul Smith
 

Calling you on freq

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 3, 2013, at 7:38 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Calling CQ in 7.110 with a 2N2/40 looking for signal reports.

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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: Checking out a 2N2/40 on 7.110 CQ CQ CQ

Julio Jimenez
 

You're a good 559 here in NC brother Terry, don't think you heard me though :-)


On Thursday, October 3, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Calling CQ in 7.110 with a 2N2/40 looking for signal reports.

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