Date   

Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

A Four State morning net has been convened for ops who want to start the day on
the air.

We meet each Thursday morning at 8:30 AM Central on 7122 kc, the Four State 40M
hangout freq.

Last week we had 7 checkins, making for a very successful first session. Please
join us tomorrow morning for our second session.

cu each Thursday morning at 8:30 Central.

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


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

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.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all, sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 " " ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 " " ... 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.


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


Re: RM ][ and QRPme Crystals

WA0ITP
 

Thanks Chuck, appreciate the info!

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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 -----
From: "Chuck Carpenter" <w5usj@9plus.net>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:10 AM
Subject: RM ][ and QRPme Crystals


| Measured some QRPme crystals in the "new" Rockmite ][ from Rex and QRPme.com
|
| Rex's crystals are mostly parallel resonant.
|
| My counter, MFJ-886, is not the most accurate counter but it's
| acceptably close... 8-)
|
| Here's the results:
|
| Marked Measured
| 7122 7120.6 and 7120.7
| 7114 7113.1, 7113.3 (2) and 7113.4
| One ESS series resonant 7116.7
| 7047.5 7046.6 (3) and 7046.0 (think W1AW)
|
| With the parallel resonant crystals it's quite easy to put them
| closer to marked frequency with a simple VXO. A 3-30 pF trimmer
| capacitor does the job.
|
| I used a piece of 1/32 PCB cut in an L shape and glued 3 Manhattan
| pads in place. Soldered a 3-pin SIP strip across two pads and the
| trimmer cap across two pads. Note that the center pin of the 3 is a
| ground connection on the RM ][s.
|
| Suspended it about 1/4 inch above the 3-Pin SIP crystal socket using
| a 4-40 screw and some nuts affixed to the RM ][ corner mounting hole.
|
| Adjust the frequency and Viola, right on the marked
| frequency. Picture of the rigging available.
|
| Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
| EM22cv, Rains Co. TX
|


RM ][ and QRPme Crystals

Chuck Carpenter
 

Measured some QRPme crystals in the "new" Rockmite ][ from Rex and QRPme.com

Rex's crystals are mostly parallel resonant.

My counter, MFJ-886, is not the most accurate counter but it's acceptably close... 8-)

Here's the results:

Marked Measured
7122 7120.6 and 7120.7
7114 7113.1, 7113.3 (2) and 7113.4
One ESS series resonant 7116.7
7047.5 7046.6 (3) and 7046.0 (think W1AW)

With the parallel resonant crystals it's quite easy to put them closer to marked frequency with a simple VXO. A 3-30 pF trimmer capacitor does the job.

I used a piece of 1/32 PCB cut in an L shape and glued 3 Manhattan pads in place. Soldered a 3-pin SIP strip across two pads and the trimmer cap across two pads. Note that the center pin of the 3 is a ground connection on the RM ][s.

Suspended it about 1/4 inch above the 3-Pin SIP crystal socket using a 4-40 screw and some nuts affixed to the RM ][ corner mounting hole.

Adjust the frequency and Viola, right on the marked frequency. Picture of the rigging available.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Fw: Four State Freqs - was Rockmite crystal frequencies

WA0ITP
 

I posted this on the Rockmite reflector a minute ago.  Look for some 'Mites on or a little below 7122.
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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 -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:18 PM
Subject: Four State Freqs - was Rockmite crystal frequencies

Four State has a weekly net, and two Sprints on or around 7122, and many members hang out there.  We have a Thursday morning net on 7122 at 8:30 Central, and some of us meet there every morning abt 8 or 8:30 Central. Often a qso can be had by posting on the Group's Yahoo group reflector http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/4sqrp/info  and/or posting on  http://www.qrpspots.com/  
 
All Rockmites are welcome and some have already checked into our Wednesday Night nets. Join us for good QRP fun on your Rockmite.  We'll keep an ear out for you.

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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 -----
From: NE4LS
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:45 PM
Subject: [Rock-Mite_Group] Re: Rockmite crystal frequencies?

Thank Rex for your dedication to the future of the Rock-Mite and to QRP (and QRPp).

For 40 meters many QRS ops like to hang out at 7122 so you might consider adding that one to the list of available 40 meters rocks.

Best 71.5,

Nelson Winter - NE4LS


Re: DO YOU COPY CODE AT 13 - 20 WPM .....BUT NOT AT 5 TO 10 OR 21-50

Jim Hahn
 

When I first learned CW back in 1963 I was fortunate to have an uncle who had served as a radioman during WWII.  Man he was strict but he DID teach me CW.  He had me copying the 5 wpm code in my head which for those of us who are old enough to remember was what was required for the novice test back at that time.  When I took the general exam in downtown Los Angeles about six months later I had another old FCC navy guy as the examiner.  Man that guy never smiled as I can remember that day shaking in my little boots...............but I will tell you I have loved CW ever since learning it back then even though those guys were harda--.          jim   AC6OM/1


Re: DO YOU COPY CODE AT 13 - 20 WPM .....BUT NOT AT 5 TO 10 OR 21-50?

Michael McShan
 

Looks like some of the essays I get from students… Therefore, I’ve had lots of practice. ;-)  

72, Mike W5RST

On Dec 10, 2013, at 3:20 PM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

HI Guys, 
 

Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch
at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be
in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt if you cn raed this fowrad
 on and be hapy you are tsill in gd shape!

.

 


Re: DO YOU COPY CODE AT 13 - 20 WPM .....BUT NOT AT 5 TO 10 OR 21-50?

 

I must be twisted as I could read both out loud to my self FB, 5x9, es
QSL OM!!

72, de Nate >>

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DO YOU COPY CODE AT 13 - 20 WPM .....BUT NOT AT 5 TO 10 OR 21-50?

Phil Anderson
 

HI Guys,

If the answer to the subject question is yes - or maybe - then you simply have not studied at enough
different speeds. While we say that Morse Code is a language, perhaps the real answer is that it is "many"
languages, one at 5-10, one at 10-15, and at 15-20, etc.

My guess as to why this seems to be the case is due to our limited short term memory. When the code
is very slow, we don't hear words at all, just charcters.....so our table lookup memory handles the characters
AOK but doesn't have enough sort term storage to put together the characters into words and then group the 
words conveying the real message. However, if we speed up the WPM or use mostly just Q signals and a
standard message format, then our mind hears QTH as "my location is" and there is still enough short term
memory left to save the following city and state names or anticipate that.

I'm up to about 50 words I recognize at 40 to 50 WPM by their unique sounds. I'm working on the second 50 so
I can be proficient with 100 words at 50 WPM. Gotta practice 20 to 30 minutes per day, over and over.

A crystal radio friend of mine, Jerry O"Neill, sent me an exercise listed below that bolsters my "theory" written out above.
It proves to me that one need not hear all of the letters in a spurt of a few words in order to perfectly understand the
message. Give the exercise a try. I was able to do it if I read it fast but not if I read it slow.. Sounds like the "Morse
Problem" right?

Have Fun!, 72, Uncle Phil, W0XI     

Here's a Doctor Dementia exercise to test your skills....

I've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I've seen it with numbers. Good example
of a Brain Study: If you can read this
OUT LOUD, you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimer's
is a long long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.

 

7H15 M3554G3

53RV35 7O PR0V3

H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N

D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!

1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!

1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG

17 WA5 H4RD BU7

N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3

Y0UR M1ND 1S

R34D1NG 17

4U70M471C4LLY

W17H 0U7 3V3N

7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,

B3 PROUD! 0NLY

C3R741N P30PL3 C4N

R3AD 7H15.

PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F

U C4N R34D 7H15.

 

To my 'selected' strange-minded friends: If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends. 

If you can read this, you have a strong mind. 

Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch
at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be
in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt if you cn raed this fowrad
 on and be hapy you are tsill in gd shape!

 

 



RMRc today 14.0625 at 2300z

Dale Putnam
 

Are you done shopping, and are all the Christmas decorations up at your house?
Two very important questions for everyone to share today.Come drop by, and practice cw at YOUR speed, sponsored by the NAQCC, TWO not just one, but TWO nets for your enjoyment.. 14.0625 at 2300 AND 7.0625 at 2345z checkin at your own speed. I'll match you. (pretty much, sometimes I go just a bit faster to let you hear the letters and words for practice)NOT a formal net.. but a fun net. Great way to improve.


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


Re: 160m Doings

Dale Putnam
 

Very nice Charles, great percentage of Sections to Qs. nice return for S&P.

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: w2sh@...
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:31:24 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 160m Doings

 

My 160m inverted L antenna was felled by Hurricane Sandy.  I got a slightly smaller replacement up in time for the annual QRP ARCI 160m sprint, held Thanksgiving eve.  Wanting a better idea of its efficacy, I entered the recent ARRL 160m contest, but limited my participation to mainly seeking sections.  I would listen to a QSO to learn a station's section, and occasionally I'd look a station up on QRZ.  My 71 QSOs netted 40 ARRL/RAC sections. 

 

In December 2010 conditions were far better and with the same technique 110 QSOs achieved 56 ARRL/RAC sections, in which there were 43 states.

 

On both occasions my objective was to evaluate my equipment.  Frankly robotic contests such as this ARRL affair are extremely boring, and I vastly prefer the comparatively saner QRP sprints.

 

With this in mind please note that NAQCC's monthly sprint (80, 40 and 20 meters) is this evening, from 0130Z-0330Z.

72,
Charles, W2SH     


Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Dale Putnam
 

Thank you Wayne, 
Nice surprise to me, and pretty to look at too..
Hope to see you in the next 'test too.. maybe this weekend on 10...

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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: wayne.dillon@...
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:10:50 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] ARRL 160... 2012

 

Nice work Dale, congratulations - vy well deserved.
God Bless - Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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




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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
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Wayne Dillon
 

Nice work Dale, congratulations - vy well deserved.
God Bless - Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


160m Doings

w2sh@...
 

My 160m inverted L antenna was felled by Hurricane Sandy.  I got a slightly smaller replacement up in time for the annual QRP ARCI 160m sprint, held Thanksgiving eve.  Wanting a better idea of its efficacy, I entered the recent ARRL 160m contest, but limited my participation to mainly seeking sections.  I would listen to a QSO to learn a station's section, and occasionally I'd look a station up on QRZ.  My 71 QSOs netted 40 ARRL/RAC sections. 

 

In December 2010 conditions were far better and with the same technique 110 QSOs achieved 56 ARRL/RAC sections, in which there were 43 states.

 

On both occasions my objective was to evaluate my equipment.  Frankly robotic contests such as this ARRL affair are extremely boring, and I vastly prefer the comparatively saner QRP sprints.

 

With this in mind please note that NAQCC's monthly sprint (80, 40 and 20 meters) is this evening, from 0130Z-0330Z.

72,
Charles, W2SH     


Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Tom - NG3V
 

Congratulations, and I know exactly how you feel.

Tom, NG3V


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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



QRPoMeter Available

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

The long wait is over! If you have an order pending, it is being shipped Tuesday, December 11. Thanks for being patient and understanding as we had operational priorities and part availability issues.  With all that behind us, I have kits packed and ready for your address label.

Thanks for your continual support of 4SQRP! 

72,
Rich K8MEG





Dayton 2013

w2sh@...
 

Hello there,

The registration for rooms at the Holiday Inn where those who will be attending the Four Days in May (FDIM) can benefit from a discounted price of $112 per night was opened this morning.

 Details on FDIM are viewable at: http://www.qrparci.org/fdim.

You need to call the hotel at 937-431-4613, and identify yourself as a FDIM participant to get the discounted rate.  (FYI, the room rates for non-FDIM participants are $125 for 14 May and $15 for 15-17 May).

Having been slow last year, I stayed at a less desirable location.  I'm now confirmed for 14 through 17 May 2014 at the HI.  I'd suggest that you don't delay.

Cheers,

Chas.


Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks 
Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!
72
Johnny


On Monday, December 9, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 

Thanks Johnny,
  Merry Christmas,
Good luck Tuesday!

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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:04:42 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] ARRL 160... 2012

 
Congrats Dale 
U the Man !
Johnny AC0BQ

On Monday, December 9, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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



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QRP....."more smiles per watt"




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QRP....."more smiles per watt"


Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Dale Putnam
 

Thanks Johnny,
  Merry Christmas,
Good luck Tuesday!

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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:04:42 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] ARRL 160... 2012

 
Congrats Dale 
U the Man !
Johnny AC0BQ


On Monday, December 9, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"



Re: ARRL 160... 2012

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Dale 
U the Man !
Johnny AC0BQ


On Monday, December 9, 2013, Dale Putnam wrote:
 

You can sure tell Christmas mailing season is in full swing. 

I just got back from the mailbox.. and what to my surprise.. a big white envelope.. 
and inside.. a thick piece of cardboard... can be felt.

with nary a hesitation, and with a flick of an opener.. taking a breath.. just in case.. 
there might be a .... YES!!! IT is!!! In all it's wonderous and attractive presentation.. 
A mighty certificate.. from the ARRL.. right here.. in my hot little shaking hands... 

and it says........

First Place 
Single Operator, QRP
Wyoming Section
Score 10,710


Thank you for the Certificate.. it will hang on the wall and be appreciated.. 
Hope to see you all in the next 'Test too!!

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



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"