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Re: Finally!

WA0ITP
 

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2013 6:18 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Finally!

GE All!

 

About a year ago……I built an SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 transmitter, MagicBox……..all were assembled and tested, but never put on the air…..previously I built an EZKeyer – also tested but never used…..

My QRPmeter has been used numerous times!!! 

 

Every time I started to think about using them, I forgot, got interrupted, or has some other “item” grab my attention.  Sooooo………finally, today I decided to string ‘em together and see if I could make a QSO……..and brother, I did!!

 

This afternoon, around 2137Z, I called CQ on 7.140 MHz and immediately, a big, booming W4MY returned to my call!  He gave me a 579 (he was 599 plus!) and a “solid” signal report. According to my QRPmeter, using a 12VDC battery, the NS-40 was putting out 5.8W to a 1.2:1 SWR on a wire loop antenna.  Boy oh boy, was I a happy ham!  Thanks Marty, W4MY!

 

All of the items worked flawlessly………so now to fine the time to put them into an enclosure as a “transceiver”.  Works so well, I’m just gonna’ hafta’ take ‘em out in the field!!!

 

Next up…..my Cyclone 40, I hope on the air very soon !!!!

 

I uploaded photos of my “messy rig” at the operating position, the power out, and a copy of the “special” QSL card I send out on these auspicious occasions!!  (at least when there is not sparks, smoke, or deathly silence emanating from the radio stuff!)

 

72 to all……….

 

 

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

5BWAC DXCC 5BWAS

ARRL Life Member, DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checker, Official Observer

EmComm Mentor, Volunteer Examiner & License Instructor

QCWA Life Member : 4SQRP #150 : OMISS #6900 : 10-10# 42514 : NAQCC #5913 : SKCC# 8793 : FPQRP #3091

 

 


Re: Finally!

WA0ITP
 

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2013 6:18 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Finally!

GE All!

 

About a year ago……I built an SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 transmitter, MagicBox……..all were assembled and tested, but never put on the air…..previously I built an EZKeyer – also tested but never used…..

My QRPmeter has been used numerous times!!! 

 

Every time I started to think about using them, I forgot, got interrupted, or has some other “item” grab my attention.  Sooooo………finally, today I decided to string ‘em together and see if I could make a QSO……..and brother, I did!!

 

This afternoon, around 2137Z, I called CQ on 7.140 MHz and immediately, a big, booming W4MY returned to my call!  He gave me a 579 (he was 599 plus!) and a “solid” signal report. According to my QRPmeter, using a 12VDC battery, the NS-40 was putting out 5.8W to a 1.2:1 SWR on a wire loop antenna.  Boy oh boy, was I a happy ham!  Thanks Marty, W4MY!

 

All of the items worked flawlessly………so now to fine the time to put them into an enclosure as a “transceiver”.  Works so well, I’m just gonna’ hafta’ take ‘em out in the field!!!

 

Next up…..my Cyclone 40, I hope on the air very soon !!!!

 

I uploaded photos of my “messy rig” at the operating position, the power out, and a copy of the “special” QSL card I send out on these auspicious occasions!!  (at least when there is not sparks, smoke, or deathly silence emanating from the radio stuff!)

 

72 to all……….

 

 

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

5BWAC DXCC 5BWAS

ARRL Life Member, DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checker, Official Observer

EmComm Mentor, Volunteer Examiner & License Instructor

QCWA Life Member : 4SQRP #150 : OMISS #6900 : 10-10# 42514 : NAQCC #5913 : SKCC# 8793 : FPQRP #3091

 

 


Re: Finally!

Walter - K5EST
 

Nice job Steve, congrats!
72....Walter . K5EST

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

On Oct 6, 2013 6:18 PM, "Stephen W. Szabo" <sszabo1@...> wrote:
 

GE All!

 

About a year ago……I built an SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 transmitter, MagicBox……..all were assembled and tested, but never put on the air…..previously I built an EZKeyer – also tested but never used…..

My QRPmeter has been used numerous times!!! 

 

Every time I started to think about using them, I forgot, got interrupted, or has some other “item” grab my attention.  Sooooo………finally, today I decided to string ‘em together and see if I could make a QSO……..and brother, I did!!

 

This afternoon, around 2137Z, I called CQ on 7.140 MHz and immediately, a big, booming W4MY returned to my call!  He gave me a 579 (he was 599 plus!) and a “solid” signal report. According to my QRPmeter, using a 12VDC battery, the NS-40 was putting out 5.8W to a 1.2:1 SWR on a wire loop antenna.  Boy oh boy, was I a happy ham!  Thanks Marty, W4MY!

 

All of the items worked flawlessly………so now to fine the time to put them into an enclosure as a “transceiver”.  Works so well, I’m just gonna’ hafta’ take ‘em out in the field!!!

 

Next up…..my Cyclone 40, I hope on the air very soon !!!!

 

I uploaded photos of my “messy rig” at the operating position, the power out, and a copy of the “special” QSL card I send out on these auspicious occasions!!  (at least when there is not sparks, smoke, or deathly silence emanating from the radio stuff!)

 

72 to all……….

 

 

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

5BWAC DXCC 5BWAS

ARRL Life Member, DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checker, Official Observer

EmComm Mentor, Volunteer Examiner & License Instructor

QCWA Life Member : 4SQRP #150 : OMISS #6900 : 10-10# 42514 : NAQCC #5913 : SKCC# 8793 : FPQRP #3091

 

 


Finally!

Steve Szabo
 

GE All!

 

About a year ago……I built an SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 transmitter, MagicBox……..all were assembled and tested, but never put on the air…..previously I built an EZKeyer – also tested but never used…..

My QRPmeter has been used numerous times!!! 

 

Every time I started to think about using them, I forgot, got interrupted, or has some other “item” grab my attention.  Sooooo………finally, today I decided to string ‘em together and see if I could make a QSO……..and brother, I did!!

 

This afternoon, around 2137Z, I called CQ on 7.140 MHz and immediately, a big, booming W4MY returned to my call!  He gave me a 579 (he was 599 plus!) and a “solid” signal report. According to my QRPmeter, using a 12VDC battery, the NS-40 was putting out 5.8W to a 1.2:1 SWR on a wire loop antenna.  Boy oh boy, was I a happy ham!  Thanks Marty, W4MY!

 

All of the items worked flawlessly………so now to fine the time to put them into an enclosure as a “transceiver”.  Works so well, I’m just gonna’ hafta’ take ‘em out in the field!!!

 

Next up…..my Cyclone 40, I hope on the air very soon !!!!

 

I uploaded photos of my “messy rig” at the operating position, the power out, and a copy of the “special” QSL card I send out on these auspicious occasions!!  (at least when there is not sparks, smoke, or deathly silence emanating from the radio stuff!)

 

72 to all……….

 

 

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

5BWAC DXCC 5BWAS

ARRL Life Member, DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checker, Official Observer

EmComm Mentor, Volunteer Examiner & License Instructor

QCWA Life Member : 4SQRP #150 : OMISS #6900 : 10-10# 42514 : NAQCC #5913 : SKCC# 8793 : FPQRP #3091

 

 


Re: 4x4 Sprint

k9nrw
 

--- In 4sqrp@..., Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge
Well not sure how many points i have, 12 contacts 4 on 20 M the rest on 40.
I think all but one were 4s members.
Thanks for the fun!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:

**


Pretty slim pickens here in Radar's home town. I operated mosty on 40 and
it


















































































































was in pretty good shape, just not many takers. I made only 11 contacts
for a
total of 176 points.

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



I only had a short time to work the 4x4. Made three contacts 2 were 4x4.

Barry K9nrw


Re: Bart Your 80-meter dipole looks NVISish

Phil Anderson
 

Bart,

Oh forgot to mention, if you increased the height of your apex a few feet to roughly
0.66 of a quarter wavelength  the only thing that would change is a VSWR of 2.9 to 1.9.
Not worth climbing up for that. Contragulations.

Unc Phil


Bart Your 80-meter dipole looks NVISish

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Bart,

I plugged in the numbers for your 80-meter dipole (using EZNEC)
for an apex at ~30 feet, freq of 3.550 and sloping legs of 63 feet
to 15 foot posts, an inverted V shape. Your (this) patttern
looks classic NVIS. VSWR was about 2.8 and the resistive
portion of the impedance was 23 ohms. I wouldn't change
a thing. Assume you use a match at your rig?

My 40-m NVIS dipole has the same classic NVIS azmuth pattern
but has 32 ohms resistance at the apex coaxial feed. Not much
difference, just a VSWR of about 1.9 to 2.1. I use the match inside
the FT450D to get the VSWR down to 1 to 1.

Unc Phil, W0XI
 


Re: 4x4 Sprint

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Terry and Johnny. You both beat me. I had ten member contacts,
over one hours time, some of 20m but most at 7122.

Who was it.....Mr Smart? Terry, "You beat me by this much.." hi...

unc Phil

Johnny Matlock wrote:


Ge

Well not sure how many points i have, 12 contacts 4 on 20 M the rest
on 40.
I think all but one were 4s members.
Thanks for the fun!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:

    __

    Pretty slim pickens here in Radar's home town. I operated mosty on
    40 and it
    was in pretty good shape, just not many takers. I made only 11
    contacts for a
    total of 176 points.

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


Re: KB4QQJ's 4x4 report.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice job Randy 
U had a great signal.
Thanks for the 2x kx3 
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, October 6, 2013, wrote:
 

Managed 13 contacts from road side stops and local park.

Bands were loooong from NC. RBN kept spotting me everywhere but USA..

Great time and finally managed to track down WQ5RP, thanks Terry!


Now for the SSS.....heh heh




  Randy KB4QQJ    

MEMBER Contacts - 9 =16 points each (4x4)

  Number of NON MEMBER Contacts  4=4 points each  

  Number of Contacts Using a 4SQRP kit3  0=0 points each (space not allowed)

  Were you a Portable Field Station? Y worth an additional 444 points

  Mode CW

  Bands Worked 40, 20,       

  Your Score is  604      

                                                                                                           


KB4QQJ's 4x4 report.

kb4qqj
 

Managed 13 contacts from road side stops and local park.

Bands were loooong from NC. RBN kept spotting me everywhere but USA..

Great time and finally managed to track down WQ5RP, thanks Terry!


Now for the SSS.....heh heh




  Randy KB4QQJ    

MEMBER Contacts - 9 =16 points each (4x4)

  Number of NON MEMBER Contacts  4=4 points each  

  Number of Contacts Using a 4SQRP kit3  0=0 points each (space not allowed)

  Were you a Portable Field Station? Y worth an additional 444 points

  Mode CW

  Bands Worked 40, 20,       

  Your Score is  604      


Re: Sprint not

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

Sorry I couldn't get in on the Sprint with ol' #52 Cyclone40 but had to work all day....and of course, I'll be out of town next weekend for the SSS. Oh, well...next month may be more accommodating.

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK
Cyclone40 #52/4SQRP# 664


Re: WQ5RP #30

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good thought Bart, 
I don't want to try to calculate the " smiles per dollar" 
It might be scary!! 
72 
JohnnyO

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 5, 2013, at 8:28 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

It's all about the Fun to Money Ratio isnt it. :o)

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Lawson" <blawson2@...>
To: <4sqrp@...>; "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WQ5RP #30

| You bet Phil, you have now worked #30 and you couldn't have worked it before
because Dave said it had been left out accidentally!
|
| I started out sending 4X4 as per the sheet, but it sounded very odd for some
reason and then someone sent me their number, oh I see it was N5JKY from OK that
sent me his number, and I though oh maybe that is what we are supposed to do so
I started sending my #72 at that point.
|
| Good to work you. I didn't make many points but the fun quotient was way up
there:-)
|
| cu, Bart W0IIT
| Pittsburg, KS
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 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: Sprint not

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Paul 
Glad you chose the family! 
The radio stuff will come and go, but love ones are hard to come by!!
73 
Johnny 

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 5, 2013, at 8:37 PM, Paul Smith <psmith61@...> wrote:

 



de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 5, 2013, at 5:40 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

At my QTH its been constant thunderstorms. So no Sprint for me today. As they say......next year!

However, 4sqrp has SSS...Second Sunday Sprint coming up Oct. 13th and maybe we all can have better conditions.

72....Walter . K5EST

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


Re: Sprint not

Paul Smith
 



de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 5, 2013, at 5:40 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

At my QTH its been constant thunderstorms. So no Sprint for me today. As they say......next year!

However, 4sqrp has SSS...Second Sunday Sprint coming up Oct. 13th and maybe we all can have better conditions.

72....Walter . K5EST

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


Re: nvis antenna did better than vertical on sprint 4x4

W0IIT
 

Phil,

My 80 dipole isn't exactly a nvis it's apex is at 30 some feet. I will lose what nvis effect it has if I get the dipole up at 55 where I want it but not sure I will be able to do that. In my condx I will have to hire it done and not sure I will want to spend the money.

I would almost bet that as noisy as the QRN was here that I would never have heard you on your expensive antenna:-)

cu, Bart


Re: WQ5RP #30

WA0ITP
 

It's all about the Fun to Money Ratio isnt it. :o)

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Lawson" <blawson2@...>
To: <4sqrp@...>; "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WQ5RP #30


| You bet Phil, you have now worked #30 and you couldn't have worked it before
because Dave said it had been left out accidentally!
|
| I started out sending 4X4 as per the sheet, but it sounded very odd for some
reason and then someone sent me their number, oh I see it was N5JKY from OK that
sent me his number, and I though oh maybe that is what we are supposed to do so
I started sending my #72 at that point.
|
| Good to work you. I didn't make many points but the fun quotient was way up
there:-)
|
| cu, Bart W0IIT
| Pittsburg, KS
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 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: WQ5RP #30

W0IIT
 

You bet Phil, you have now worked #30 and you couldn't have worked it before because Dave said it had been left out accidentally!

I started out sending 4X4 as per the sheet, but it sounded very odd for some reason and then someone sent me their number, oh I see it was N5JKY from OK that sent me his number, and I though oh maybe that is what we are supposed to do so I started sending my #72 at that point.

Good to work you. I didn't make many points but the fun quotient was way up there:-)

cu, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS


Re: Searching messages in new Yahoo Format

WA0ITP
 

GE Ron,
 
That was easy, thank you.  All I could see was "Search Groups" beside the field.  I'm looking for Walter's SSS rules so I can talk it up during the week, and send some info to Bruce Horn for his calendar, and also to Dave Martin.  He has a way of making announcements pop up just before the event. 
 
Just had a nice QSO with Rich, K8MEG, our first one.
 
Tnxc again es ttul.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: AG1P - Ron
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 7:39 PM
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Searching messages in new Yahoo Format

Go to group page. Click on conversations.  The search bar at top of the page should say “search conversations”

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 4:23 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Searching messages in new Yahoo Format

 

 

I gotta ask, how does one search the Group's yahoo messages for a specific
topic, e.g. the word "sprint" ?

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


Re: Searching messages in new Yahoo Format

AG1P Ron
 

Go to group page. Click on conversations.  The search bar at top of the page should say “search conversations”

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 4:23 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Searching messages in new Yahoo Format

 

 

I gotta ask, how does one search the Group's yahoo messages for a specific
topic, e.g. the word "sprint" ?

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


4x4 from Orlando

Kelly E
 

Nice day to be outside here in Orlando. Sunny, some clouds and 84 with a breeze and low humidity (for FL anyhow). Bands were not great but had moments of decent conditions. 40m was a ghost town here so I stayed on 20m all day. Got a late start so started with an EFHW but noise was bad and sigs were in the noise. So pulled out my jumper dipole and hauled it up about 33 ft with ends to crappie poles at 17 feet inverted vee style. Still had high noise which is probably result of Tropical Depression Karen and the storm up in the heartland that kept some of you off the air. Just a constant level of static that made listening for long periods tedious.

Only managed 9 contacts--7 4x4 but had fun with all, including a 20 min ragchew with a KY station who asked me what 4S was about. Nice fist and he is a QRP guy so pointed him to the website. His MFJ at 4 watts sounded fine in FL.

Strong sig of the day was Randy WB4QQJ who had to be running about 10KW. His signal was so strong that my AGC would lock up and I'd have to wait a few seconds every time I swept across his signal. I thought he said he'd be mobile for the event? QRP my foot.... :-) hi hi. KV6Z almost the same at times but lots of QSB from the OK stations today. Weakest sig of the day was another Orlando station... K2WO about 6.7 miles as the crow flies. Who'd a thunk it?

Nice to be out by the lake on a fall day. Thanks for the effort to make this happen and hope to get back up to Ozarkcon soon.

72,
Kelly K4UPG