Date   

Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

Jim
 

1 contact with AC0BQ, on 40 early. After that nothing even heard except KC0PMH. We exchanged call signs,then like somebody threw a switch he was gone. I bet I was gone, also. Poor conditions ?


Jim, NV9X, 705 


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

dekle <dekle@...>
 

I turned on the radio at 7 p.m. and immediately heard KC0DD booming in with a 599.
He also gave me a 599 and I thought "This is gonna be easy".
Wrong.
Two minutes later he was 229 and he couldn't hear me at all.
We didn't even get to the number exchange part........
so no log for the SSS. Bummer.
 
Bill
KV6Z


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

Bill Cromwell
 

On 12/08/2013 10:00 PM, Charles Moizeau wrote:

During the two-hour period I listened repeatedly around 3.56, 7.04 and 7.12 mHz. Almost no signals heard, and none related to the SSS.

Conditions may be lousy or perhaps I burned a really bad hole in the ether with my 5W during the ARRL 160-meter contest this weekend.

72,

Charles, W2SH
4SQRP # 85
So,

It wasn't just me. I did hear a few signals when I started up in the second hour. "Is this weak signal one of the 4S stations"? The op started describing his station including the alpha amplifier! Definitely NOT 4S and not QRP even though very weak. I looked a little more and then went to pet my dog.

Maybe next time.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

w2sh@...
 

During the two-hour period I listened repeatedly around 3.56, 7.04 and 7.12 mHz.  Almost no signals heard, and none related to the SSS.

Conditions may be lousy or perhaps I burned a really bad hole in the ether with my 5W during the ARRL 160-meter contest this weekend.

72,

Charles, W2SH
4SQRP # 85


To: 4sqrp@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 19:54:48 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS Second Sunday Sprints

 

December is here.....brrrrrrrr!

Our last Second Sunday Sprint of this year is coming up
this Sunday evening. Given the propagation, who knows
but from 7pm to 9pm we can see what the signals tell
us. Guessing the 160 and 80 meter bands may be a
good place to work the Sprint, and maybe even the
40 meter band if it has not gone long.

So......with the QSOs counting for an unveiled prize
concerning OzarkCon, lets try to collect all the QSO
contacts possible. 

Reporting, using the email address on the group website

or


Put "Sprint" in the email subject.......
in the body, we need # of QSOs and
band.

Please send them into me by Tuesday Dec 10th
and we shall have current totals on the reflector.
The totals are turned over to our new Contest
& Sprint Coordinator....John - AA0VE.

I will get another several reminder emails sent 
Saturday and Sunday.

72....Walter - K5EST
 


Re: SSS and Morning Net

Robert
 

Glad u got home safe Terry, I worked Johnny, he had great signal on 80, I couldn't hear anybody else. 
I wish I could play radio on Thursday mornings, maybe in 3 more years, or maybe I will put my mobile rig back in the pickup and listen while I  driving.

Stay warm and safe Terry




On Dec 8, 2013, at 8:48 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Sri I got here late tonite, but I called CQ 5 or 6 times with no takers. The A
index is so high (26) that there are only 3 signals heard on 40 here. Hope it
was better earlier and you all had a good sprint.

I traversed 70 miles of bad road today, wind driven ground blizzard, and icy
condx. Gonna settle down to a cup of hot tea and a football game, or maybe a
bowhunt.

The majority has spoken and it wants a once a week net on Thursday morning.
However I'll be calling CQ on 7122 most mornings about 8:30, if anyone would
like to join in.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


SSS and Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

Sri I got here late tonite, but I called CQ 5 or 6 times with no takers. The A
index is so high (26) that there are only 3 signals heard on 40 here. Hope it
was better earlier and you all had a good sprint.

I traversed 70 miles of bad road today, wind driven ground blizzard, and icy
condx. Gonna settle down to a cup of hot tea and a football game, or maybe a
bowhunt.

The majority has spoken and it wants a once a week net on Thursday morning.
However I'll be calling CQ on 7122 most mornings about 8:30, if anyone would
like to join in.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Morning Nets

w2sh@...
 

I would prefer once weekly and Thursday will work, just as Terry proposed.

Charles, W2SH
4SQRP # 85



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 21:45:14 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] Morning Nets

 
We need to decide if we want once or twice weekly morning nets. If twice
weekly, I suggest Monday and Thursday mornings. If once then Thursday seems to
be a good choice. Comments?

----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: potiental divider

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 12/8/2013 3:56 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
 
Shawn, another possible way to "skin this cat":

There is a high voltage version of the LM317, try searching Mouser for "LM317AHVT".  You could build a 2-stage regulator with the high voltage 317 stage bringing the input voltage down into the LM317 closer to where you want to be.  Perhaps a few settings on the HV 317 then a pot on the LM317 for exact adjustment.  This will also help divide up the power handling of the regulators.  The heat dissipated by these linear regulators is a factor of the amperage and the amount of dropped voltage.  As Terry pointed out, you will need a heat sink and you will probably need something substantial.  One thing I have used for these types of things is an old computer processor heat sink with a fan.  I find these pretty cheap at hamfests.  This should be a pretty low parts count circuit and pretty cheap.

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "WA0ITP"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Saturday, December 7, 2013 4:05:06 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] potiental divider

 



GA Shawn,  nearly everyone on the list will have better ideas than I do, but heres some food for thought.
 
Does your PS have lower voltages available?  If so use something closer to 20 or 30 volts if you can. With semiconductor projects you'll seldom need more than 20 volts.
 
Barring that:
 
I think the best option is to use a buck-boost regulator and set the output to 30-40 volts, then use your 317.  Or just use the buck/boost as your primary regulator and forget the 317.   The buck boost will have to be capable of handling quite a bit of power so choose it with that in mind.
 
One possibility is to use a series pass transistor (1 or more) to handle the full voltage, while providing more current capacity than the 317.  A regulator or voltage divider would need to be incorporated to supply the 317/337.  This would take somw fiddling to make it work. There are lots of 315 circuits and calculators on the web.
 
Another possibility is to use a resistive divider to make the voltage drop for the 317. They arent very practical however.  It would need to pass about 10 times the current you'd expect to pull from the supply in  order to be stiff enough to work.  I used this approach a long time ago and don't recommend it, except in vy low current applications (ma range).  Even there a 3 termial regulator is as easy and is superior.
 
Another option might be to add a zener in the ground leg of the regulator between the adjusting pot and ground.  The idea would be to prevent the 317 from seeing the full 56 volts.  So the zener would have to be rated at more than 16 volts.  Havent tried this approach so dontknow how effective it would be.
 
In any of these, a heat sink will be needed, e.g dropping 16 volts at 1A = 16 Watts.   Good luck, it's an interesting project.
 
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] potiental divider

Hello 4stategroup.

      I have a LM317adj. TO220 regulator-1.5A, 40v max., I mean to use. --Coming off my  PS transformer I have several voltages, one of them being 56vdc, unused. I would like to drop this to 40v output, and then use a 10-turn pot. to vary the voltage down to the min. 1.5vdc.The 56v has been filtered. What is a preferred method to drop this voltage? I imagine a heat sink may be needed, also?  Thanks for any help. Shawn Reed, kf7yff


Hi, Rick. Now your talking to the "trapper"in me... I had a very fulfilling day today, and these ideas are like frosting on the cake! It is so good of you, and your associates, to offer helpful solutions. I'm grateful for it all. 73, Shawn R. kf7yff


Re: potiental divider

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 12/8/2013 11:10 AM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

Shawn:

I took a quick glance at your power supply picture.  If you have no idea how much current the various windings can supply, you might examine the diodes in each circuit.  Part numbers would be ideal, as you can look up their specs online.  But physical size will give some indication of how much current they might handle.  Also, take a look at the various PCB traces and you'll see some are obviously wider than others and designed to handle more current.  All those clues might give you an idea of what you can do with the transformer.  I noticed one of the windings is center-tapped.  If that's the 56 volt winding, you could use a full-wave rectifier, instead of a bridge, and perhaps the voltages will be more in line with what you need.

If you plan to use the transformer as a bench supply, you really don't care how big it is physically or how much it weighs.  If you want to power a QRP rig portable with it, then building a little wall-wart power supply like Terry WA0ITP has done would be a lot more convenient and less hassle.

Just some random thoughts.

72,

John AA0VE


Hello John. It may be best I deal with something more lightweight. The transformer, (Tamradio),  came out of an nice stereo receiver, so I thought I could make it apply to a versatile bench PS. I think I got a picture of it in my 4state photos. I see what you mean, tho. The secondary windings are relatively small - appear to be 18-20 awg. The wires coming off the rectified and filtered board are 20 awg. Two fuses say 1A -125v at the ac input, and the other, 3A-125v, towards the dc end. Never able to find any data with prior searches. Just for gp's, I will add a photo of the circuit board bottom in my photos. Thanks for answering. I've studied into a bit, but know little, at this stage. Shawn, kf7yff

John, (Just got home from the day). Those are some excellent ideas. I do have some smaller ps units. I like to work in the direction of portability. This bench pwr supply project is a learning moment, applicable to many things. And a diversion from things lighter than air. Anyway, I am going to follow your suggestions - take some time to dissect  the  circuitry and its' components- some of these tell-tale signs I passed over in my initial quest. I appreciate your looking into it for me. I have a better direction now, to pursue. 73, Shawn R. kf7yff


Re: OzarkCon Musicians

Jim Kortge
 

On 12/7/2013 7:30 AM, dekle@atlasok.com wrote:
I see there is a music session at OzarkCon so I plan on bringing my fiddle. This will be my first time so I would like to hear from other musicians that plan to attend so I can get an idea of what you play and some of the songs you like. Please email me direct. Thanks.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Bill,

I can't speak for others, but those times that I have jammed at Ozarkcon with the other pickers, we played bluegrass, country, folk, Irish, Cajun, gospel, and contemporary music. Some of the pickers are professionals, like me, so we can play just about anything you can dream up! :-)

Looking forward to meeting you and playing with you. My wife Kathy, KB8IMP will be there with her dobro and me with my 5-string banjo and probably a mandolin. I might bring my fiddle too, just so we can play a few duets.

72,

Jim, K8IQy


Re: potiental divider

Rick Bennett
 

Shawn, another possible way to "skin this cat":

There is a high voltage version of the LM317, try searching Mouser for "LM317AHVT".  You could build a 2-stage regulator with the high voltage 317 stage bringing the input voltage down into the LM317 closer to where you want to be.  Perhaps a few settings on the HV 317 then a pot on the LM317 for exact adjustment.  This will also help divide up the power handling of the regulators.  The heat dissipated by these linear regulators is a factor of the amperage and the amount of dropped voltage.  As Terry pointed out, you will need a heat sink and you will probably need something substantial.  One thing I have used for these types of things is an old computer processor heat sink with a fan.  I find these pretty cheap at hamfests.  This should be a pretty low parts count circuit and pretty cheap.

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "WA0ITP"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Saturday, December 7, 2013 4:05:06 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] potiental divider

 



GA Shawn,  nearly everyone on the list will have better ideas than I do, but heres some food for thought.
 
Does your PS have lower voltages available?  If so use something closer to 20 or 30 volts if you can. With semiconductor projects you'll seldom need more than 20 volts.
 
Barring that:
 
I think the best option is to use a buck-boost regulator and set the output to 30-40 volts, then use your 317.  Or just use the buck/boost as your primary regulator and forget the 317.   The buck boost will have to be capable of handling quite a bit of power so choose it with that in mind.
 
One possibility is to use a series pass transistor (1 or more) to handle the full voltage, while providing more current capacity than the 317.  A regulator or voltage divider would need to be incorporated to supply the 317/337.  This would take somw fiddling to make it work. There are lots of 315 circuits and calculators on the web.
 
Another possibility is to use a resistive divider to make the voltage drop for the 317. They arent very practical however.  It would need to pass about 10 times the current you'd expect to pull from the supply in  order to be stiff enough to work.  I used this approach a long time ago and don't recommend it, except in vy low current applications (ma range).  Even there a 3 termial regulator is as easy and is superior.
 
Another option might be to add a zener in the ground leg of the regulator between the adjusting pot and ground.  The idea would be to prevent the 317 from seeing the full 56 volts.  So the zener would have to be rated at more than 16 volts.  Havent tried this approach so dontknow how effective it would be.
 
In any of these, a heat sink will be needed, e.g dropping 16 volts at 1A = 16 Watts.   Good luck, it's an interesting project.
 
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] potiental divider

Hello 4stategroup.

      I have a LM317adj. TO220 regulator-1.5A, 40v max., I mean to use. --Coming off my  PS transformer I have several voltages, one of them being 56vdc, unused. I would like to drop this to 40v output, and then use a 10-turn pot. to vary the voltage down to the min. 1.5vdc.The 56v has been filtered. What is a preferred method to drop this voltage? I imagine a heat sink may be needed, also?  Thanks for any help. Shawn Reed, kf7yff



SSS Second Sunday Sprints

Walter - K5EST
 


> Our last Second Sunday Sprint of this year is coming up
> this Sunday evening. Given the propagation, who knows
> but from 7pm to 9pm we can see what the signals tell
> us. Guessing the 160 and 80 meter bands may be a
> good place to work the Sprint, and maybe even the
> 40 meter band if it has not gone long.
>
> So......with the QSOs counting for an unveiled prize
> concerning OzarkCon, lets try to collect all the QSO
> contacts possible. 
>
> Reporting, using the email address on the group website
>  secondsundaysprint@...
>
> or
>
> spike55@...
>
> Put "Sprint" in the email subject.......
> in the body, we need # of QSOs and
> band.
>
> Please send them into me by Tuesday Dec 10th
> and we shall have current totals on the reflector.
> The totals are turned over to our new Contest
> & Sprint Coordinator....John - AA0VE.
>
> 72....Walter - K5EST
>  


Re: potiental divider

John Lonigro
 

Shawn:

I took a quick glance at your power supply picture.  If you have no idea how much current the various windings can supply, you might examine the diodes in each circuit.  Part numbers would be ideal, as you can look up their specs online.  But physical size will give some indication of how much current they might handle.  Also, take a look at the various PCB traces and you'll see some are obviously wider than others and designed to handle more current.  All those clues might give you an idea of what you can do with the transformer.  I noticed one of the windings is center-tapped.  If that's the 56 volt winding, you could use a full-wave rectifier, instead of a bridge, and perhaps the voltages will be more in line with what you need.

If you plan to use the transformer as a bench supply, you really don't care how big it is physically or how much it weighs.  If you want to power a QRP rig portable with it, then building a little wall-wart power supply like Terry WA0ITP has done would be a lot more convenient and less hassle.

Just some random thoughts.

72,

John AA0VE


Hello John. It may be best I deal with something more lightweight. The transformer, (Tamradio),  came out of an nice stereo receiver, so I thought I could make it apply to a versatile bench PS. I think I got a picture of it in my 4state photos. I see what you mean, tho. The secondary windings are relatively small - appear to be 18-20 awg. The wires coming off the rectified and filtered board are 20 awg. Two fuses say 1A -125v at the ac input, and the other, 3A-125v, towards the dc end. Never able to find any data with prior searches. Just for gp's, I will add a photo of the circuit board bottom in my photos. Thanks for answering. I've studied into a bit, but know little, at this stage. Shawn, kf7yff


Re: WC7S - 160 test

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Dale,
Yeah, cm'on share... always interested in an antenna that will "go" on 160 and this one certainly would seem to "Go".
Great job and a real nice score to boot. Well done sir.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM, dave <ho13dave@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Tell me about your new antenna . . .

73 de dave
ab9ca/4

On 12/8/13 10:27 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
>
>
> Well.. now.. the 160 test is over... and there still aren't any
> degrees around here... at least not enough
> to rub together to make it warm... .. so, I picked up my qrp K2 and
> relocate a coax run.. into the office in the
> warmer part of the house. My shack was 40.. house is 65 at night..
> much better for finger talkin.
> So.. after a weak start.. and a bit of fun early on... and crashing
> ... for a while... then getting up with an urge
> to test new antenna... the results are in..
> With over 4 hours in... and 103Q 47 mults.. and a score of 9682...
> maybe the new antenna is a keeper?
>
> The band seemed ok.. but with QSB and noise a lot like 80... with
> signals fading within 10 minutes from very loud to
> QSP... sometimes rebounding.. sometimes not. Areas of the country,
> just not hearing as well as normal? Noise level higher than usual, at
> least part of the evenings?
>
> Some of the stations were hearing very very well.. and some of the QRO
> stations.. couldn't hear much at all...
>
> Is it just me or did it seem a bit "different".. ?? OR.. is it just
> the effect of a new antenna here?
>
> Thank you, for your input,
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
>




--
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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
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1 Jn 2:17
 

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4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
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GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: WC7S - 160 test

dave <ho13dave@...>
 

Dale,

Tell me about your new antenna . . .

73 de dave
ab9ca/4

On 12/8/13 10:27 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:


Well.. now.. the 160 test is over... and there still aren't any
degrees around here... at least not enough
to rub together to make it warm... .. so, I picked up my qrp K2 and
relocate a coax run.. into the office in the
warmer part of the house. My shack was 40.. house is 65 at night..
much better for finger talkin.
So.. after a weak start.. and a bit of fun early on... and crashing
... for a while... then getting up with an urge
to test new antenna... the results are in..
With over 4 hours in... and 103Q 47 mults.. and a score of 9682...
maybe the new antenna is a keeper?

The band seemed ok.. but with QSB and noise a lot like 80... with
signals fading within 10 minutes from very loud to
QSP... sometimes rebounding.. sometimes not. Areas of the country,
just not hearing as well as normal? Noise level higher than usual, at
least part of the evenings?

Some of the stations were hearing very very well.. and some of the QRO
stations.. couldn't hear much at all...

Is it just me or did it seem a bit "different".. ?? OR.. is it just
the effect of a new antenna here?

Thank you, for your input,

Have a great day,


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





Re: WC7S - 160 test

Jim Sheldon
 

Hey Dale,
Nope, it WAS a bit different.  We had a fairly major solar flare and are currently (last couple days as well) experiencing a geomagnetic storm.  That is most likely what caused the major QSB.  It was noted here as well.  I did manage some DX - C6, PJ2 KP2 and a couple of Mexican stations but they were really weak and if I hadn't had the help of the K3's really great RX, they would have been relegated to the "never heard 'em" file.  
 
It looks like your new antenna was NOT the problem, just crappy conditions.  Try the Stew Perry later on this month with the same antenna.  That will give you at least two contests with which to compare results.  If and I do mean IF conditions happen to be a bit better for the Stew Perry, QRP ought to really work.
 
I did run QRO in this one (500 watts) because I used my very low strung inverted L as my Butternut HF2V vertical with a homebrew 160 meter loading coil doesn't have enough bandwidth for contesting on 160.  Even with my KAT500 tuner, I can only get about 35 KHz centered around the bottom end.   I can get the whole band using the KAT500 and the inverted L.  No radials under the L so it doesn't radiate well but it does exhibit fairly low noise on RX so I find that stations hear me with 500 watts & not with 100 or less under conditions like we had this weekend even though I can hear the QRP statioins quite well..
 
Jim - W0EB

> Well.. now.. the 160 test is over... and there still aren't any
> degrees around here... at least not enough to rub together to make
> it warm... .. so, I picked up my qrp K2 and relocate a coax run..
> into the office in the 
> warmer part of the house. My shack was 40.. house is 65 at night..
> much better for finger talkin.
> So.. after a weak start.. and a bit of fun early on... and
> crashing ... for a while... then getting up with an urge 
> to test new antenna... the results are in..
> With over 4 hours in... and 103Q 47 mults.. and a score of 9682...
> maybe the new antenna is a keeper?
>
>
> The band seemed ok.. but with QSB and noise a lot like 80... with
> signals fading within 10 minutes from very loud to
> QSP... sometimes rebounding.. sometimes not.  Areas of the country,
> just not hearing as well as normal? Noise level higher than usual,
> at least part of the evenings? 
>
>
> Some of the stations were hearing very very well.. and some of the
> QRO stations.. couldn't hear much at all... 
>
>
> Is it just me or did it seem a bit "different".. ?? OR.. is it just
> the effect of a new antenna here?
>
>
> Thank you, for your input,
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>


WC7S - 160 test

Dale Putnam
 

Well.. now.. the 160 test is over... and there still aren't any degrees around here... at least not enough 
to rub together to make it warm... .. so, I picked up my qrp K2 and relocate a coax run.. into the office in the 
warmer part of the house. My shack was 40.. house is 65 at night.. much better for finger talkin.
  So.. after a weak start.. and a bit of fun early on... and crashing ... for a while... then getting up with an urge 
to test new antenna... the results are in..
With over 4 hours in... and 103Q 47 mults.. and a score of 9682... maybe the new antenna is a keeper?

The band seemed ok.. but with QSB and noise a lot like 80... with signals fading within 10 minutes from very loud to
QSP... sometimes rebounding.. sometimes not.  Areas of the country, just not hearing as well as normal? Noise level higher than usual, at least part of the evenings? 

Some of the stations were hearing very very well.. and some of the QRO stations.. couldn't hear much at all... 

Is it just me or did it seem a bit "different".. ?? OR.. is it just the effect of a new antenna here?

Thank you, for your input,

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


Re: Carpet Static Cure

Bill Schaper <billmhu@...>
 

A safety note on static control (ESD) wiring...commercial wrist strap systems have a 1 Megohm resistor in series with the connection to earth ground.

1. A static charge slowly dissipates through the high resistance connection--this limits device damage.
2. Current through the wearer is limited in case of accidental contact with high voltage.

Bill WB0MHU

--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/7/13, Mike Zedan <kn8zmich@yahoo.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Carpet Static Cure
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5:25 PM


 









Keep the humidity up to the mid 40%, if you can.
Just misting with a spray bottle isn't enough. A small
living space may require over a gallon/day, if the dew point
is low. If you have a humidifier, but don't know what
your level is, then get a meter to determine where you are;
They're cheap enough -



http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=humidity+meter



If you don't want to get into the above, you can make
your own anti-static spray, using fabric softener:



http://www.firehow.com/200912196243/how-to-make-anti-static-spray.html



You can also buy products that are made for the purpose:



http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aanti%20static%20spray



http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=anti+static+spray



There are even anti-static products added to jet fuel to
keep bad things from happening.



The bottom line is that static electricity can range from a
nuisance to a serious danger, and cutesy answers don't
solve it.



Mike, KN8Z



--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/7/13, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
wrote:



Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Carpet Static Cure

To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "Chuck Carpenter"
<w5usj@9plus.net>

Cc: "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com>

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5:57 PM

































 



















On 12/07/2013 05:43 PM, Chuck Carpenter wrote:



>



> Terry,



>



> Also, all cotton clothing, no synthetics and very
high

humidity... :-)



>



> Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ



> EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



>



>



There was an article in one of the magazines a number of

years ago about



installing a new gasfet in a preamp in the bathroom all

steamed up by



running hot water in the shower. That was intended to

eliminate the



static problems and was reported to have worked.







73,







Bill KU8H



























































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Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

Paul Smith
 

It is snowing here as well, ground is white. I have a crew heading to the campus in a couple hours... I may supervise them from my radio chair he he he....actually my assistant has the watch. Will see u tonight in the SSS 

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 8, 2013, at 9:08 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 



Second Sunday Sprint tonight  7-9 Central.  It's snowing here, and will stay cold all day - what a  super day and evening for playing radio!   Is Winter great or what !!!
 
Hope to work a bunch of Four Staters tonight.
 
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 7:54 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS Second Sunday Sprints

December is here.....brrrrrrrr!

Our last Second Sunday Sprint of this year is coming up
this Sunday evening. Given the propagation, who knows
but from 7pm to 9pm we can see what the signals tell
us. Guessing the 160 and 80 meter bands may be a
good place to work the Sprint, and maybe even the
40 meter band if it has not gone long.

So......with the QSOs counting for an unveiled prize
concerning OzarkCon, lets try to collect all the QSO
contacts possible. 

Reporting, using the email address on the group website

or


Put "Sprint" in the email subject.......
in the body, we need # of QSOs and
band.

Please send them into me by Tuesday Dec 10th
and we shall have current totals on the reflector.
The totals are turned over to our new Contest
& Sprint Coordinator....John - AA0VE.

I will get another several reminder emails sent 
Saturday and Sunday.

72....Walter - K5EST
 


Re: SSS Second Sunday Sprints

WA0ITP
 


Second Sunday Sprint tonight  7-9 Central.  It's snowing here, and will stay cold all day - what a  super day and evening for playing radio!   Is Winter great or what !!!
 
Hope to work a bunch of Four Staters tonight.
 
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 7:54 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS Second Sunday Sprints

December is here.....brrrrrrrr!

Our last Second Sunday Sprint of this year is coming up
this Sunday evening. Given the propagation, who knows
but from 7pm to 9pm we can see what the signals tell
us. Guessing the 160 and 80 meter bands may be a
good place to work the Sprint, and maybe even the
40 meter band if it has not gone long.

So......with the QSOs counting for an unveiled prize
concerning OzarkCon, lets try to collect all the QSO
contacts possible. 

Reporting, using the email address on the group website

or


Put "Sprint" in the email subject.......
in the body, we need # of QSOs and
band.

Please send them into me by Tuesday Dec 10th
and we shall have current totals on the reflector.
The totals are turned over to our new Contest
& Sprint Coordinator....John - AA0VE.

I will get another several reminder emails sent 
Saturday and Sunday.

72....Walter - K5EST