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Re: January SSS Results

chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...>
 

On 01/15/2014 07:44 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

GM All,

Nice turnout for the Sprint this month, great fun. I'm glad to see the
participation growing, its a fun little Sprint, vy easy to participate in, and a
good way to contact other members for fun and awards. I see Chuck Adams K7QO
participated this month, great to have you in the hunt. I believe that he
mentioned on his reflector that he was using a Pig Rig. Way to go Chuck!

Hope to see all again next month.

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

------

Yikes.  It was an accident, really.

I had finished the Flying Pig Rig for 7.122MHz, Serial #334,
and put it into its own little play pen and was testing it out.
Being in a restricted area for antennas I put up a rotatable
dipole at 6m  and had gotten the SWR to 1.1:1 and was
excited to hear some good signals.  I push up the antenna
as soon as it is dark enough for people not to notice it
behind the large palm trees.  :-)

I heard guys calling CQ 4S, so I dug out my number and
started working them.

I did not know until the next morning that I was in a
contest.  :-)

Thanks to the hard work of W2SH and others I did manage
some new states from this QTH.

I will be back for the next one.  Nice fun contest.

chuck, k7qo



Re: January SSS Results

WA0ITP
 

Thank you John for taking over the SSS pulling the results together, we
appreciate your effort so that we can have fun on the air. I'll be sure to send
soapbox comments next time. They're always fun to read. 80M was the most
productive band here, 40 was long and quiet around the watering hole.

Thanx again.

----------------------------------
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: "John R. Lonigro" <jonigro@gmail.com>
To: "4SQRP" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:17 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] January SSS Results


| Well, in my opinion, the January Second Sunday Sprint was a success.
| There were 10 entries, compared to 3 in November and only 2 in December.
| Marshall W0OTM and Terry WA0ITP led the pack with 8 QSOs each.
| Impressive to me was the span of states that participated - three from
| out West (AZ, CA, and OR) and one from the East (NJ), along with the
| usual Midwest suspects. Here are the results:
|
| Call Name QTH 4SQRP # QSOs
| W0OTM Marshall Ottumwa, IA 310 8
| WA0ITP Terry Ottumwa, IA 38 8
| K7QO Chuck Peoria, AZ 631 6
| KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK 520 6
| W2SH Charles Millington, NJ 85 6
| KF7WNS Gary Bandon, OR 687 5
| KB5FCF Joel Edmond, OK 90 4
| AC0BQ Johnny Lebo, KS 162 3
| AA5CO Bruce Tulsa, OK 664 2
| WB6HVH John Visalia, CA 149 1
|
| The cumulative leader for the year (since November) is Terry WA0ITP with
| 11 QSOs, closely followed by Marshall W0OTM with 8 (must be the Iowa
| soil-hi). After the April SSS (about the halfway point), I'll post
| everyone's cumulative score.
|
| If you find any mistakes, please let me know.
|
| Soapbox:
|
| Gary – KF7WNS:
| John, lots of fun! My first time out on the SSS. Total= 5 QSO's. Several
| came back to me, but I'm plagued by a noise that comes and goes at
| inopertune times. See everyone next month.
|
| Bill – KV6Z:
| The QRN was bad, but the SSB QRM was brutal. I had to ask for fills on
| several occasions.
| A real heartbreaker was the broken QSO with Gary (KF7WNS). It took
| several attempts to get his call (this guy has real patience!) but I
| never quite got his 4S number.
| I listened as hard as I could and used earphones, but no cigar. And he
| would have been #48 for my W25 award. Bummer. <insert image of unhappy
| radio operator here>. On a lighter note, I haven't had this much fun
| since the last SSS and I'd like to thank the organizers of this event
| for all the work they do. C U next time.
|
| Bruce - AA5CO:
| ol' #52 Cyclone 40 5 watts
| 40 meter inv vee center at 33 feet.
|
| Chuck – K7QO:
| Was just testing the new rig. I did not know that I was
| in a contest until this morning when I saw the notice
| on the reflector to send in a log. :-)
| Thanks and I will be in all of them from now on,
| A lot of fun.
|
| Charles, W2SH
| Signals long on 40m and strong on 80m. Activity seemed light.
|
| John - WB6HVH:
| Bummer.
|
|
| Until February, 72,
|
| John AA0VE
| SSS Coordinator
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 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: January SSS Results

WA0ITP
 

GM All,

Nice turnout for the Sprint this month, great fun. I'm glad to see the
participation growing, its a fun little Sprint, vy easy to participate in, and a
good way to contact other members for fun and awards. I see Chuck Adams K7QO
participated this month, great to have you in the hunt. I believe that he
mentioned on his reflector that he was using a Pig Rig. Way to go Chuck!

Hope to see all again next month.

----------------------------------
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: "John R. Lonigro" <jonigro@gmail.com>
To: "4SQRP" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:17 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] January SSS Results


| Well, in my opinion, the January Second Sunday Sprint was a success.
| There were 10 entries, compared to 3 in November and only 2 in December.
| Marshall W0OTM and Terry WA0ITP led the pack with 8 QSOs each.
| Impressive to me was the span of states that participated - three from
| out West (AZ, CA, and OR) and one from the East (NJ), along with the
| usual Midwest suspects. Here are the results:
|
| Call Name QTH 4SQRP # QSOs
| W0OTM Marshall Ottumwa, IA 310 8
| WA0ITP Terry Ottumwa, IA 38 8
| K7QO Chuck Peoria, AZ 631 6
| KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK 520 6
| W2SH Charles Millington, NJ 85 6
| KF7WNS Gary Bandon, OR 687 5
| KB5FCF Joel Edmond, OK 90 4
| AC0BQ Johnny Lebo, KS 162 3
| AA5CO Bruce Tulsa, OK 664 2
| WB6HVH John Visalia, CA 149 1
|
| The cumulative leader for the year (since November) is Terry WA0ITP with
| 11 QSOs, closely followed by Marshall W0OTM with 8 (must be the Iowa
| soil-hi). After the April SSS (about the halfway point), I'll post
| everyone's cumulative score.
|
| If you find any mistakes, please let me know.
|
| Soapbox:
|
| Gary – KF7WNS:
| John, lots of fun! My first time out on the SSS. Total= 5 QSO's. Several
| came back to me, but I'm plagued by a noise that comes and goes at
| inopertune times. See everyone next month.
|
| Bill – KV6Z:
| The QRN was bad, but the SSB QRM was brutal. I had to ask for fills on
| several occasions.
| A real heartbreaker was the broken QSO with Gary (KF7WNS). It took
| several attempts to get his call (this guy has real patience!) but I
| never quite got his 4S number.
| I listened as hard as I could and used earphones, but no cigar. And he
| would have been #48 for my W25 award. Bummer. <insert image of unhappy
| radio operator here>. On a lighter note, I haven't had this much fun
| since the last SSS and I'd like to thank the organizers of this event
| for all the work they do. C U next time.
|
| Bruce - AA5CO:
| ol' #52 Cyclone 40 5 watts
| 40 meter inv vee center at 33 feet.
|
| Chuck – K7QO:
| Was just testing the new rig. I did not know that I was
| in a contest until this morning when I saw the notice
| on the reflector to send in a log. :-)
| Thanks and I will be in all of them from now on,
| A lot of fun.
|
| Charles, W2SH
| Signals long on 40m and strong on 80m. Activity seemed light.
|
| John - WB6HVH:
| Bummer.
|
|
| Until February, 72,
|
| John AA0VE
| SSS Coordinator
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 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: January SSS Results

Wayne Dillon
 

I think it's that IA air - very conducive to RF Propagation, just like the NC and NJ air...
Gd Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 7:56 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Gm all:

It either the IA soil, or the WHAR ??
Not sure which!
Good jon guys.
72
JohnnyAC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

Well, in my opinion, the January Second Sunday Sprint was a success.
There were 10 entries, compared to 3 in November and only 2 in December.
Marshall W0OTM and Terry WA0ITP led the pack with 8 QSOs each.
Impressive to me was the span of states that participated - three from
out West (AZ, CA, and OR) and one from the East (NJ), along with the
usual Midwest suspects. Here are the results:

Call Name QTH 4SQRP # QSOs
W0OTM Marshall Ottumwa, IA 310 8
WA0ITP Terry Ottumwa, IA 38 8
K7QO Chuck Peoria, AZ 631 6
KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK 520 6
W2SH Charles Millington, NJ 85 6
KF7WNS Gary Bandon, OR 687 5
KB5FCF Joel Edmond, OK 90 4
AC0BQ Johnny Lebo, KS 162 3
AA5CO Bruce Tulsa, OK 664 2
WB6HVH John Visalia, CA 149 1

The cumulative leader for the year (since November) is Terry WA0ITP with
11 QSOs, closely followed by Marshall W0OTM with 8 (must be the Iowa
soil-hi). After the April SSS (about the halfway point), I'll post
everyone's cumulative score.

If you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Soapbox:

Gary – KF7WNS:
John, lots of fun! My first time out on the SSS. Total= 5 QSO's. Several
came back to me, but I'm plagued by a noise that comes and goes at
inopertune times. See everyone next month.

Bill – KV6Z:
The QRN was bad, but the SSB QRM was brutal. I had to ask for fills on
several occasions.
A real heartbreaker was the broken QSO with Gary (KF7WNS). It took
several attempts to get his call (this guy has real patience!) but I
never quite got his 4S number.
I listened as hard as I could and used earphones, but no cigar. And he
would have been #48 for my W25 award. Bummer. radio operator here>. On a lighter note, I haven't had this much fun
since the last SSS and I'd like to thank the organizers of this event
for all the work they do. C U next time.

Bruce - AA5CO:
ol' #52 Cyclone 40 5 watts
40 meter inv vee center at 33 feet.

Chuck – K7QO:
Was just testing the new rig. I did not know that I was
in a contest until this morning when I saw the notice
on the reflector to send in a log. :-)
Thanks and I will be in all of them from now on,
A lot of fun.

Charles, W2SH
Signals long on 40m and strong on 80m. Activity seemed light.

John - WB6HVH:
Bummer.

Until February, 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator



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Re: January SSS Results

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm all:
It either the IA soil, or the WHAR ??
Not sure which!
Good jon guys.
72
JohnnyAC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

Well, in my opinion, the January Second Sunday Sprint was a success.
There were 10 entries, compared to 3 in November and only 2 in December.
Marshall W0OTM and Terry WA0ITP led the pack with 8 QSOs each.
Impressive to me was the span of states that participated - three from
out West (AZ, CA, and OR) and one from the East (NJ), along with the
usual Midwest suspects. Here are the results:

Call Name QTH 4SQRP # QSOs
W0OTM Marshall Ottumwa, IA 310 8
WA0ITP Terry Ottumwa, IA 38 8
K7QO Chuck Peoria, AZ 631 6
KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK 520 6
W2SH Charles Millington, NJ 85 6
KF7WNS Gary Bandon, OR 687 5
KB5FCF Joel Edmond, OK 90 4
AC0BQ Johnny Lebo, KS 162 3
AA5CO Bruce Tulsa, OK 664 2
WB6HVH John Visalia, CA 149 1

The cumulative leader for the year (since November) is Terry WA0ITP with
11 QSOs, closely followed by Marshall W0OTM with 8 (must be the Iowa
soil-hi). After the April SSS (about the halfway point), I'll post
everyone's cumulative score.

If you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Soapbox:

Gary – KF7WNS:
John, lots of fun! My first time out on the SSS. Total= 5 QSO's. Several
came back to me, but I'm plagued by a noise that comes and goes at
inopertune times. See everyone next month.

Bill – KV6Z:
The QRN was bad, but the SSB QRM was brutal. I had to ask for fills on
several occasions.
A real heartbreaker was the broken QSO with Gary (KF7WNS). It took
several attempts to get his call (this guy has real patience!) but I
never quite got his 4S number.
I listened as hard as I could and used earphones, but no cigar. And he
would have been #48 for my W25 award. Bummer. radio operator here>. On a lighter note, I haven't had this much fun
since the last SSS and I'd like to thank the organizers of this event
for all the work they do. C U next time.

Bruce - AA5CO:
ol' #52 Cyclone 40 5 watts
40 meter inv vee center at 33 feet.

Chuck – K7QO:
Was just testing the new rig. I did not know that I was
in a contest until this morning when I saw the notice
on the reflector to send in a log. :-)
Thanks and I will be in all of them from now on,
A lot of fun.

Charles, W2SH
Signals long on 40m and strong on 80m. Activity seemed light.

John - WB6HVH:
Bummer.

Until February, 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator



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


January SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Well, in my opinion, the January Second Sunday Sprint was a success. There were 10 entries, compared to 3 in November and only 2 in December. Marshall W0OTM and Terry WA0ITP led the pack with 8 QSOs each. Impressive to me was the span of states that participated - three from out West (AZ, CA, and OR) and one from the East (NJ), along with the usual Midwest suspects. Here are the results:

Call Name QTH 4SQRP # QSOs
W0OTM Marshall Ottumwa, IA 310 8
WA0ITP Terry Ottumwa, IA 38 8
K7QO Chuck Peoria, AZ 631 6
KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK 520 6
W2SH Charles Millington, NJ 85 6
KF7WNS Gary Bandon, OR 687 5
KB5FCF Joel Edmond, OK 90 4
AC0BQ Johnny Lebo, KS 162 3
AA5CO Bruce Tulsa, OK 664 2
WB6HVH John Visalia, CA 149 1

The cumulative leader for the year (since November) is Terry WA0ITP with 11 QSOs, closely followed by Marshall W0OTM with 8 (must be the Iowa soil-hi). After the April SSS (about the halfway point), I'll post everyone's cumulative score.

If you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Soapbox:

Gary – KF7WNS:
John, lots of fun! My first time out on the SSS. Total= 5 QSO's. Several came back to me, but I'm plagued by a noise that comes and goes at inopertune times. See everyone next month.

Bill – KV6Z:
The QRN was bad, but the SSB QRM was brutal. I had to ask for fills on several occasions.
A real heartbreaker was the broken QSO with Gary (KF7WNS). It took several attempts to get his call (this guy has real patience!) but I never quite got his 4S number.
I listened as hard as I could and used earphones, but no cigar. And he would have been #48 for my W25 award. Bummer. <insert image of unhappy radio operator here>. On a lighter note, I haven't had this much fun since the last SSS and I'd like to thank the organizers of this event for all the work they do. C U next time.

Bruce - AA5CO:
ol' #52 Cyclone 40 5 watts
40 meter inv vee center at 33 feet.

Chuck – K7QO:
Was just testing the new rig. I did not know that I was
in a contest until this morning when I saw the notice
on the reflector to send in a log. :-)
Thanks and I will be in all of them from now on,
A lot of fun.

Charles, W2SH
Signals long on 40m and strong on 80m. Activity seemed light.

John - WB6HVH:
Bummer.


Until February, 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Four State Announces New kit

Jeremy Utley
 

Always knew Dave was one of the class acts of the QRP scene.  I was sad to see him retire, as I wanted to build more of his kits, but glad to see his legacy live on in the kits he's given to other groups to keep producing!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On 1/13/2014 3:26 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

The Four State QRP Group is very pleased to announce that Dave Benson's,
Freq-Mite kit has been added to the lineup of Four State kits. Upon retirement,
Dave, K1SWL, graciously offered the kit to us to continue production.



Four State Announces New kit

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Group is very pleased to announce that Dave Benson's,
Freq-Mite kit has been added to the lineup of Four State kits. Upon retirement,
Dave, K1SWL, graciously offered the kit to us to continue production. Along with
his SW+ transceiver series, the Freq-Mite is one of his signature designs. The
Freq-Mite provides audio frequency annunciation, and is intended to be installed
as a frequency counter inside a rig. Thus providing an inexpensive alternative
to an LCD display. It is easily installed in new or existing rigs and easy to
understand installation notes for many rigs are included on the web site.

The kit sells for only $22 US, which includes shipping, and may be ordered from
it's home page http://www.4sqrp.com/freq-mite.php
All of the Four State kit offerings may be found on this page
http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php Additional kits are in the pipeline and will
be made available as soon as possible.

As always, thank you for supporting Four State. All proceeds go to funding
OzarkCon, the largest and best QRP conference in the Central Time Zone. Hope to
cu in Branson on April 4t and 5th.

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


Send in your scores

John Lonigro
 

It's Monday. If you didn't participate in the SSS last night, your next chance is only a few weeks away, in February.

If you DID participate in the SSS last night, don't forget to send in your results, so I can tally them. Quite a few have already arrived. You've got until midnight tomorrow night to get them in. This is your only reminder to send in your score. Send an email with your results to:

SecondSundaySprint@4SQRP.com

Put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Don't "reply" with your results. This is my everyday email. I have a special one set up for sprints.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Walter - K5EST
 

Thanks Rick. Yes, the antenna coils are an incredible waste of power if they are not built for the job. The article was a bit technical but great reading for us builders. Thanks again.......hope to see you at OzarkCon this year!
72....Walter - K5EST 


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Rick Bennett <kc0pet@...> wrote:
 

A little delayed response here.  Yet another great issue of the Banner.  Daniel N3OX great work on the coil Q experiments and writing it up.

Great job Walter!

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Walter Dufrain, Jr." <walter.k5est@...>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups com" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:15:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark QRP Banner online

 

GA 4 State members. The "Ozark QRP Banner" is online
along with the 2013 Index.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php>;

A very special thanks to Dave - K5DCM our webmaster for helping get the Banner online.

72....Walter . K5EST . Editor




The NS-40 Kit is Available Again

WA0ITP
 

Four State is pleased to announce that the very popular NS-40 Class E
transmitter is once again available. Paul Smith, N0NBD has kitted a limited run,
and orders can be placed on the kit's home page http://www.4sqrp.com/NS40.php

Thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group, all proceeds are used to fund
OzarkCon.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Final reminder for SSS this evening!

John Lonigro
 

This is your last reminder that the SSS is tonight, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST.

Send your results to secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com and put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Norcal doublet

John Adams <johnk4qq@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded to my query. Your comments were a big help. 73, John

Sent from my iPhone


SSS Reminder

John Lonigro
 

The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow, 7:00 - 9:00 PM CST. Don't forget!

Clarifications to rules published last Thursday:

1) I don't think there is any phone activity during these sprints, but if there is, the phone portion of the band counts as a separate band from the CW portion. You may make CW and phone contacts with the same station on the same band (e.g., 20M) and that would count as 2 contacts. As always, no prearranged QSO's or CW QSO's on the phone band.

2) While my sample submittal listed the stations that were contacted, you don't need to include them in your submittal. The following submittal would be adequate:

Name: Fido
Call: K9DOG
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M CW: 1 QSO
80M CW: 1 QSO
Total: 2 QSOs

If you make an exotic contact (e.g., W100AW or a DX station), feel free to include that in a totally optional bragging section at the bottom of your submittal, to be shared with other 4SQRPer's when I publish the results. It won't affect your score at all, but might be a boost to your ego or make everyone else envious.

The same goes for operating at QRPp levels. No effect on your score, but feel free to mention it in your bragging section.

72, John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: QRPometer on WSPR

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the good news, Rich.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, January 10, 2014, Rich Fowler wrote:
 

Received this report from Tom KZ3X working well on WSPR ....  Rich K8MEG


Rich -
Just built the meter last week and it works great.  I was looking for a digital qrp meter to use on
wspr and it fits the bill nicely.

.......

Sincerely,
Tom Balon  KZ3X  Reinholds, PA



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


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Rick Bennett
 

A little delayed response here.  Yet another great issue of the Banner.  Daniel N3OX great work on the coil Q experiments and writing it up.

Great job Walter!

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Walter Dufrain, Jr." <walter.k5est@...>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups com" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:15:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark QRP Banner online

 

GA 4 State members. The "Ozark QRP Banner" is online
along with the 2013 Index.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php>;

A very special thanks to Dave - K5DCM our webmaster for helping get the Banner online.

72....Walter . K5EST . Editor



Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I spent the day in the shack and started and finished a project!! I picked up
a near mint condition Lafayette 8 MHz VFO that was designed as a VFO for older
6 and 2 meter AM rigs. There was plenty of space on the coil form, and I added
a few turns and lowered the VFO's frequency and now I have a nifty VFO ( tube
type with regulated B+ ) for 7 MHz ( but be sure and use a digital readout
receiver for accuracy! ). It is as stable as a Heath-Kit VF-1, but is for 40
meters only.

I made the necessary connecting cable and have made two QSOs so far with the
6V6/Lafayette VFO and 9 QSOs with the 6V6 rig. I spend most days in the shack
and monitor the usual QRP frequencies.

It's just like it is 1957 again!

73,

Sam Neal N5AF/KN5LZJ
______________________________________________________________________________________

GA Sam,

FB on the 6V6 rig, will listen for you around 7120 or so. In the mid
seventies
I built a homebrew version of the TO keyer. I let is get away from me and
wish
I hadn't, for nostalgia reasons. It being the first commercial keyer, and my

second hombrew project. I have an HA-1 in the basement now and will get
around
to restoring it someday.

Thanks for triggering some nice memories of my early amateur adventures.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
| Hello,
|
| I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
| oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks
as
| I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so
I
| can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.
|
| My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
| time.
|
| 73,
|
| Sam Neal N5AF
|
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|
| Tonites 40m Net(s)
|
| I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
| than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
| it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
| Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
| be about my duties! Whatta guy...
| Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
| be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
| post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
| gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
| was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
| band.
| God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
| Wayne - KC0PMH
|
|
|
|
|
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|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo Groups Links
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|


QRPometer on WSPR

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Received this report from Tom KZ3X working well on WSPR ....  Rich K8MEG


Rich -
Just built the meter last week and it works great.  I was looking for a digital qrp meter to use on
wspr and it fits the bill nicely.

.......

Sincerely,
Tom Balon  KZ3X  Reinholds, PA


Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Sounds neat!
How about putting a picture on the group site?
I am going to fire up the paraset this weekend and see if it will still sing on 7.122.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, January 10, 2014, Sam Neal wrote:
 

Hello,

I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks as
I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so I
can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.

My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

Tonites 40m Net(s)

I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
be about my duties! Whatta guy...
Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
band.
God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
Wayne - KC0PMH



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


Re: SSB / PSK Digital Sprint workings

John Lonigro
 

Walter:

Did the Second Sunday Digital Day ever happen?  If so, was it a success?  I just happened to be going through old emails and came across this.  If I knew the history of this event, I could try to come up with one to satisfy the digital folks out there.  But, as always, no promises.

John AA0VE


On 10/18/2013 08:32 AM, Walter - K5EST wrote:
 

Its in the makings......a Sprint for the SSB / PSK / RTTY folks. CW is welcome but at "reduced" points!

Although 4 State on-the-air fun is leaning to CW and we have kits......there are members that working CW contacts are not happening.  So in a few days ...... the newest 4 State Sprint (SSDD) Second Sunday Digital Day).

The 4 State Group pretty well embraces QRP as 5 watts output, so lets stay there. ARCI says 10 watts for SSB but if PSK and RTTY are included I believe the 5 watts is still in effect.

The rules and reporting will be simple and with a deadline on reporting results to count. (Hint....YLs / XYLs are going to be The Big Bonus points)

If there are suggestions for the new SSDD Sprint, please let me know with an email to:
walter.k5est@...
and please put SSDD in the subject line.

Thanks for the loyal support of the 4 State on-the-air events.

72....Walter . K5EST

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


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