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Re: Any 4S-QRP going to the MW convention?

Jim Sheldon
 

Wife and I are going to be there.  Arriving Friday night and staying at the Midwest Inn on West Elm.  We'll be leaving to come home shortly after the convention closes on Saturday.  Haven't heard of any "get together's" or such.  We do plan on spending some time helping Eric Swartz WA6HHQ (one of Elecraft's founders) with the Elecraft booth while he's speaking on the KX3 in one of the forums.  
 
Jim - W0EB

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Any 4S-QRP going to the MW convention?

ka0ncr
 

Hi Group,


Thought I would ask if any of the 4S-QRP group is going to the ARRL midwest convention in Lebanon next week?   And is there anything planned, such a 4SQRP  "eye ball"

QSO party over refreshments or a lunch/dinner gathering, Saturday or Saturday night?  


OR If anyone from the group is interested in a quick lunch gathering, there are several quick food places about 2 blocks from the convention center. These include Subway, Dairy Queen, Wendys and McD's.  Also across the street from the convention center (walking distance) is listed a BBQ ribs place that has a couple of good reviews on the Google website.


Anyone interested? Lets talk it up and see if we can get something planned.


We, (Mike NF0N and I) will not be getting into Lebanon until later in the evening Friday but will be found wandering around all day Saturday.   Plans are to leave my place about 10 AM Friday, and  return home on Sunday.. (its about a 7 hour drive for me, and Mike lives 1.5 hours north of me!).

Joe, K0NEB will be wandering around too.. he's leaving for the convention about 4 hours before Mike and I get underway, and he's an hour south of me..


I hope to see you there!  


73 - Arnie KA0NCR




Re: Boatanchor ID help

Wayne Dillon
 

Heck with it Bart, I'll take that stroll down memory lane with you anytime!
Sunday afternoons wre the time for a family gathering around the "Wireless" in my home, with shows like "The Navy Lark" a 30 minute skit featuring an inept Naval officer and his attempts to maouver HMS troutbridge, then there was more Comedy with "The Clitheroe Kid" and of course "Hancocks Half Hour". I still have a recording of Tony Hancock and the gang doing "The Radio Ham" and "The Blood Donor". After sunday linch we had Edmundo Ross and the latin beat, then "Billie Cotton's Band Show" an hour of big band music. Oh the memmories come flooding back, is it just me or were times simpler and better then or am I just a curmudgeonly old geezer?  :)
Saturday morning cinema, oh yes I remember Zorro, the Lone Ranger, and other serial shows for us kids.
I think my fondest memory of the wireless is sitting with my father listening to the comedies and watching him laugh so hard he almost cried, yes that would be the memory I treasure the most.
Thanks for the reminder folks, they wre grand times to be youngster with access to a wireless...

72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH



On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys and Gals,

Like Nate's response this won't help a bit in the mystery. Looks like someone solved it already, anyway.

 

Sorry, but don't ever mention the Saturday afternoon double feature, with a serial, matinee at the local movie theater to me or you will have to walk down memory lane with me again:-)

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
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Re: Boatanchor ID help

Jim Sheldon
 

Hey Bart, do you remember who played the Lone Ranger on radio?  Or Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke on the radio?  I didn't think we were getting that old hi hi.
 
Jim - W0EB

> Hi Guys and Gals,
>
> Like Nate's response this won't help a bit in the mystery.  Looks
> like someone solved it already, anyway.
>
> I remember, like it was just last week, lying in front of a radio
> (much like the Philco pictured) listening to the kids programs they
> ran on Saturday mornings.  Sunday afternoon was a real treat
> listening to "The Shadow" and "True Detective".  Those are the only
> two program names I remember but there was several of them and they
> served to keep me out of trouble on Sunday afternoons.  I remember
> the family gathering around to listen to "Fibber Magee and Molly"
> and get this, a program featuring a ventriloquist (heck even I
> could be a ventriloquist on the radio:-)! That, of course, was the
> Charley McCarthy show. At the very end, my favorite part of the
> program was "Snerds Words for the Birds" which featured a one line,
> usually, bit of hilarious wisdom.  9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. nightly
> during the week was a program called, I think, "Solders of
> Fortune".  Featuring three guys that went from one thrilling
> adventure to the next.  I and two of my buddies listened to that
> show religiously and each of us adopted the name of one of the
> three heroes.  We even convinced our teacher to accept homework
> signed with our temporary names.
>
> Sorry, but don't ever mention the Saturday afternoon double
> feature, with a serial,  matinee at the local movie theater to me
> or you will have to walk down memory lane with me again:-)
>
> cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
> Pittsburg, KS
> 4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
> Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000
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10 meter CW open

Jim Sheldon
 

Gang, 10 meters appears to be open into EU right now.  Lots of signals on the low end.
 
W0EB


Re: Boatanchor ID help

W0IIT
 

Hi Guys and Gals,

Like Nate's response this won't help a bit in the mystery. Looks like someone solved it already, anyway.

I remember, like it was just last week, lying in front of a radio (much like the Philco pictured) listening to the kids programs they ran on Saturday mornings. Sunday afternoon was a real treat listening to "The Shadow" and "True Detective". Those are the only two program names I remember but there was several of them and they served to keep me out of trouble on Sunday afternoons. I remember the family gathering around to listen to "Fibber Magee and Molly" and get this, a program featuring a ventriloquist (heck even I could be a ventriloquist on the radio:-)! That, of course, was the Charley McCarthy show. At the very end, my favorite part of the program was "Snerds Words for the Birds" which featured a one line, usually, bit of hilarious wisdom. 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. nightly during the week was a program called, I think, "Solders of Fortune". Featuring three guys that went from one thrilling adventure to the next. I and two of my buddies listened to that show religiously and each of us adopted the name of one of the three heroes. We even convinced our teacher to accept homework signed with our temporary names.

Sorry, but don't ever mention the Saturday afternoon double feature, with a serial, matinee at the local movie theater to me or you will have to walk down memory lane with me again:-)

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


Re: DX Opportunity

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Don't see why it's not doable: I've worked Mauritius on 5 W, which is the antipode from Oklahoma (love that word).  Your biggest challenge will be breaking the pileup. And look for them on the upper bands when they are open.

72,
Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 30, 2013, at 6:42 PM, AG1P - Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

 

Don’t know if anyone can reach that far on < 5 watts but Wake Island will becoming active soon. Maybe the QRP challenge for the month of Nov?

http://wake2013.org/

 

72 Ron AG1P


Re: Wednesday evening nets

glene77is@...
 

To  Wayne,   KC0PMH


FB!   Your HW8 and your keys ... 

CW is the Real Thing in Ham Radio ! 


KC0PMH_station_WayneDillion_CW-Rig_HW8_

   


Your WebSite will be great looking ! 

Good theme of  "J-38" repeats on background.  


 Glen Ellis, KK4LPG



---In 4sqrp@..., <wayne.dillon@..., 4sqrp@...> wrote:

Well first an aoplogy, I cancelled he late net (e-mailed and announced on QRPSpots) because the noise at my location was unworkable by 20:00 local time. Hopefully things will improve next week so get your wrists nice and supple!
The early net was good albeit sparse. But, its the quality not the quantity that counts. Ofcourse we've had nets that have run right through with no interlude having both quality and quantity! 4 state operators are some of the best it's ever been my privelage to work, take a bow folks, you're not just good, you're the best!
Hutch (Steve - WB5CTS/M) was first out of the bloks last nite with a solid 579 from Fayettevile AR, next up was Fred (WA8PGE - OH) with a terrific sounding 589 signal from his SoftRoc, nice. lets hear some more from you Fred. and last to check-in was Chas (W2SH) from NJ, solid 559 my end and to me that's the barometer of band conditions if Chas and I can work. Things are on the up and up.
Let's do it again next week, thanks all who checked in and to all who tried (and comiserations to Cards fans :) )
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
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Wednesday evening nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Well first an aoplogy, I cancelled he late net (e-mailed and announced on QRPSpots) because the noise at my location was unworkable by 20:00 local time. Hopefully things will improve next week so get your wrists nice and supple!
The early net was good albeit sparse. But, its the quality not the quantity that counts. Ofcourse we've had nets that have run right through with no interlude having both quality and quantity! 4 state operators are some of the best it's ever been my privelage to work, take a bow folks, you're not just good, you're the best!
Hutch (Steve - WB5CTS/M) was first out of the bloks last nite with a solid 579 from Fayettevile AR, next up was Fred (WA8PGE - OH) with a terrific sounding 589 signal from his SoftRoc, nice. lets hear some more from you Fred. and last to check-in was Chas (W2SH) from NJ, solid 559 my end and to me that's the barometer of band conditions if Chas and I can work. Things are on the up and up.
Let's do it again next week, thanks all who checked in and to all who tried (and comiserations to Cards fans :) )
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
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Re: Wednesday Night Nets after DST Ends?

WA0ITP
 


Hi Cliff
 
The times listed are Central times, whether CDT or CST, so zulu changes if you wish to follow it that way.
 
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www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:18 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wednesday Night Nets after DST Ends?

Will the Wednesday night Nets beginning next week after Daylight Savings Time ends still be held at the same times CST with the UTC times changing accordingly or will the Net times be adjusted and the UTC times be left the same?


Very 72,
Cliff - KU4GW
4SQRP#536


(No subject)

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Wed. night PSK checkinbs.
 
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton,MO
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS
No noise, good band . tnx fer checkins.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS   NCS


Re: Boatanchor ID help

John Lonigro
 

I think Tom should plug it in and see if it still works (hi). 

My grandfather had a nice Zenith set similar to that one.  My brother didn't like the looks of it, took out the guts, put it in the corner of our hobby area, and hung the speaker near the ceiling.  It sure looked better with all the insides showing (and glowing), but probably lost some of the audio quality, with the speaker outside of any enclosure.

John AA0VE



On 10/30/2013 09:08 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
 
Hey, that was kind of a fun little mystery.  My parents probably listened to something like that in their living room .  I do remember getting our first color TV - that was pretty exciting, all 19" of it.  

I gotta say they made radios a lot prettier back then.  It makes me think that one of these simple little QRP rigs might look good in a nice stained wooden box like that.  

de KC0PET, Rick




From: "Tom Sevart"
Cc: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00:43 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Boatanchor ID  help

 

Someone on QRP-L ID'ed it as a Philco 37-116.

http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116ft.jpg
http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116bk.jpg

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




Wednesday Night Nets after DST Ends?

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

Will the Wednesday night Nets beginning next week after Daylight Savings Time ends still be held at the same times CST with the UTC times changing accordingly or will the Net times be adjusted and the UTC times be left the same?


Very 72,
Cliff - KU4GW
4SQRP#536


Re: Boatanchor ID help

Rick Bennett
 

Hey, that was kind of a fun little mystery.  My parents probably listened to something like that in their living room .  I do remember getting our first color TV - that was pretty exciting, all 19" of it.  

I gotta say they made radios a lot prettier back then.  It makes me think that one of these simple little QRP rigs might look good in a nice stained wooden box like that.  

de KC0PET, Rick




From: "Tom Sevart"
Cc: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00:43 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Boatanchor ID  help

 

Someone on QRP-L ID'ed it as a Philco 37-116.

http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116ft.jpg
http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116bk.jpg

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



First Contact as 4SQRP member.

Jim
 

Thanks WB5CTS/M for being my fist contact as a 4SQRP member. Will try for the nets again, next Wednesday. Maybe the weather will be better.


Re: Boatanchor ID help

Tom Sevart
 

Someone on QRP-L ID'ed it as a Philco 37-116.

http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116ft.jpg
http://www.antique-radios.net/radpix/philco/37-116bk.jpg

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: wed. night PSK

Wayne Dillon
 

Took in 3 check-ins on 40 and I'm going to call it a nite. No late net folks, the noise here has been getting steadily worse!
72/3 es God Bless and let's do it again next week
Wayne - KC0PMH



On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Not looking very good here either.  Unless this front moves out very fast, I'm going to cancel also.  Anyone out there in the clear enough to take the 80M net?
 
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I love this radio stuff !
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:47 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] wed. night PSK

Severe storms in area and the wed.night PSK net will probably be canceled. '
Check at 9:00 pm   Dick, N0TGR   NCS




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Re: Boatanchor ID help

 

* On 2013 30 Oct 19:46 -0500, AG1P - Ron wrote:
Hi Tom,



My dad owned a model 38 Philco. My brother has it now. Here is link to
pictures of that line. Seeing the pics brings back good memories.

http://www.philcoradio.com/gallery/1938a.htm
Thanks for that link, Ron. Browsing through, this model looks very
close to the one my grandparents had:

http://www.philcoradio.com/gallery/1939c.htm#a

72, de Nate >>

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Re: Boatanchor ID help

Jim Sheldon
 

Tom, it looks to be one of the 3 on the top left pictures in the link.  One of the model 38 series.

W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 30, 2013, at 7:45 PM, "AG1P - Ron" <ag1p@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

 

My dad owned a model 38 Philco.  My brother has it now.  Here is link to pictures of that line. Seeing the pics brings back good memories.

http://www.philcoradio.com/gallery/1938a.htm

 

72 – Ron AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of David Bixler
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:36 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Tom Sevart
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Boatanchor ID help

 

 

Hi Tom:

That looks like an AM / short wave receiver made for home consumer use,
probably dating to around 1940, give or take 5 years or so. The fact
that the tube sockets are octals precludes the early 1930 era.

Philco and several other manufacturers produced receivers that covered
the AM broadcast bands plus several shortwave bands. The chassis were
often mounted in tall cabinets with large speakers installed below the
chassis. Back before the advent of television, these were the
entertainment centers of the home. I remember listening to the
adventures of the Lone Ranger on similar sets back in the 1940's.
Pretty good receivers as I recall.

73, Dave W0CH

On 10/30/2013 07:21 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
> Someone gave me an old radio a while back that was in pretty rough
> shape, to put it mildly. It had a rat's nest in it, is all rusty, and
> was not even really good for parts, except the tubes I salvaged from it.
> It didn't come with a case, so I don't even know what kind of rig this
> used to be. But I was curious as to what make/model radio this was.
>
> I haven't been able to find any pictures of any radios which match it
> after looking through the book Shortwave Receivers Past & Present and
> searching all the pics on rigpix.com. But here's what I know about this
> radio. It's got a large, ganged brown tuning knob on the front, which
> leads me to believe that it was either a ham rig or shortwave receiver.
> It's also got four pots on front, and the center control just under
> the tuning dial is a 5 position switch. All the tubes I pulled from the
> radio had the Philco name on them, and on one of the barely legible
> labels on the back of the chassis also said Philco. Running down the
> center middle of the radio are three connected variable capacitors.
> Above the tuning knob is an obvious spot for a frequency dial with a
> glass rod in the center. There is an antenna connection on back
> consisting of four screw terminals.
>
> The only radios I've managed to find online made by Philco are AM band
> broadcast receivers, but I don't think that's what this radio was.
> There's little need for ganged tuning controls, and most if not all AM
> band receivers only had a couple of controls.
>
> I'm pretty sure this was a shortwave receiver, ham band receiver, or ham
> transceiver. The 5 position switch would correspond to either 5 ham
> bands, or 5 different shortwave ranges.
>
> Anyway, here are the pics:
>
> http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/n2uhc/boatanchor_zps76093aaa.jpg
> http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/n2uhc/boatanchor2_zpsa01bcdbc.jpg
> http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/n2uhc/boatanchor3_zpscc30c159.jpg
>
> Any help in ID'ing this sad relic is appreciated.
>


Re: Boatanchor ID help

Bill Cromwell
 

On 10/30/2013 08:36 PM, David Bixler wrote:

Hi Tom:

That looks like an AM / short wave receiver made for home consumer use,
probably dating to around 1940, give or take 5 years or so. The fact
that the tube sockets are octals precludes the early 1930 era.

Philco and several other manufacturers produced receivers that covered
the AM broadcast bands plus several shortwave bands. The chassis were
often mounted in tall cabinets with large speakers installed below the
chassis. Back before the advent of television, these were the
entertainment centers of the home. I remember listening to the
adventures of the Lone Ranger on similar sets back in the 1940's.
Pretty good receivers as I recall.

73, Dave W0CH
Heh,

The television shows were on the radio first. When television first got going not so very many people had one. Like Dave, I listened to those radio shows. When I was around 11 or 12 my father had one of the radios Dave has described with innards similar to what Tom has there. One night we hooked up a two sets of window screens to the antenna terminals and prowled those short wave bands. We found traffic from a mountain climbing team in Europe doing something to the Materhorn. A few days later it was all over the news and at school. But - I knew about it *first* <grin>. That is single, most responsible event that drove me eventually to my ham license. And yes, viewed from the back the radio was similar to the one Tom has. There were a lot of them around once upon a time. SDR? Bah! Hunbug! <evil grin>

73,

Bill KU8H