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Re: WX & Other thoughts...

Dale Putnam
 

I've 20F and 2 mi in light snow... no wind tho.. 
But it is upslope... 
Stay warm!


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



To: 4sqrp@...; on30ng@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:05:17 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WX & Other thoughts...

 
Ge Dan
Well our hard cold is arriving tonite!
Supposed to be 1 deg by morning with hard north winds, but no frozen stuff!
New news to me on the new XCVR, sounds neat! Can you imagine the first chatter about the KD1JV rigs, "wow 5 watts in an Altoids Tin" 
72
Take care 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, <on30ng@...> wrote:
 
Been cold in beautiful central IL. I just looked and we're having a heat wave - 13 F! We still have snow on the ground. Sure has been a weird winter. I don't remember this much snow since I was a kid. We have a lake in Decatur and as a kid I remember people used to drive on it in the winter. Recent years that wouldn't work so well.


Has anyone heard about Farhan's new transceiver design? (Farhan developed the marvelous BITX transceiver)
It uses an Arduino for some general functions, and to drive an Si570. He uses the KISS mixer and drives it straight from the bandpass filters with no RF amp. CW/SSB and all HF. Real unusual tuning control. Instead of a encoder he uses a 100K pot. From the 'center' you tun the pot left to go down in frequency and right to go up in frequency but like a jog/shuttle knob on a VCR the further you turn from center the faster the frequency moves. A little unusual but should work. 
As-is the XCVR puts out 1 watt but Farhan also has a nice amp called the JBOT (just a bunch of transistors) that can up it a bit. 
All open source like. 
After I get my G-59 going I plan to try to build one. Only expensive part is the Si570. I see Si no longer allows you samples! :-)

73
Dan - KB9JLO
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Re: WX & Other thoughts...

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dan
Well our hard cold is arriving tonite!
Supposed to be 1 deg by morning with hard north winds, but no frozen stuff!
New news to me on the new XCVR, sounds neat! Can you imagine the first chatter about the KD1JV rigs, "wow 5 watts in an Altoids Tin" 
72
Take care 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

Been cold in beautiful central IL. I just looked and we're having a heat wave - 13 F! We still have snow on the ground. Sure has been a weird winter. I don't remember this much snow since I was a kid. We have a lake in Decatur and as a kid I remember people used to drive on it in the winter. Recent years that wouldn't work so well.


Has anyone heard about Farhan's new transceiver design? (Farhan developed the marvelous BITX transceiver)
It uses an Arduino for some general functions, and to drive an Si570. He uses the KISS mixer and drives it straight from the bandpass filters with no RF amp. CW/SSB and all HF. Real unusual tuning control. Instead of a encoder he uses a 100K pot. From the 'center' you tun the pot left to go down in frequency and right to go up in frequency but like a jog/shuttle knob on a VCR the further you turn from center the faster the frequency moves. A little unusual but should work. 
As-is the XCVR puts out 1 watt but Farhan also has a nice amp called the JBOT (just a bunch of transistors) that can up it a bit. 
All open source like. 
After I get my G-59 going I plan to try to build one. Only expensive part is the Si570. I see Si no longer allows you samples! :-)

73
Dan - KB9JLO
<><



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


Re: WX & Other thoughts...

bobby rolph
 

Yeah. I saw it on the Soldersmoke blog. Keep us posted on the build Dan. I would really enjoy to follow your progress. Post some pics once you get started on it!
Bobby Rolph
kb4qnr


Re: WX & Other thoughts...

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 1/22/2014 9:05 AM, on30ng@... wrote:
 

Been cold in beautiful central IL. I just looked and we're having a heat wave - 13 F! We still have snow on the ground. Sure has been a weird winter. I don't remember this much snow since I was a kid. We have a lake in Decatur and as a kid I remember people used to drive on it in the winter. Recent years that wouldn't work so well.


Has anyone heard about Farhan's new transceiver design? (Farhan developed the marvelous BITX transceiver)
It uses an Arduino for some general functions, and to drive an Si570. He uses the KISS mixer and drives it straight from the bandpass filters with no RF amp. CW/SSB and all HF. Real unusual tuning control. Instead of a encoder he uses a 100K pot. From the 'center' you tun the pot left to go down in frequency and right to go up in frequency but like a jog/shuttle knob on a VCR the further you turn from center the faster the frequency moves. A little unusual but should work. 
As-is the XCVR puts out 1 watt but Farhan also has a nice amp called the JBOT (just a bunch of transistors) that can up it a bit. 
All open source like. 
After I get my G-59 going I plan to try to build one. Only expensive part is the Si570. I see Si no longer allows you samples! :-)

73
Dan - KB9JLO
<><
Howdy Dan. I've been following all the chatter with the development. Farhan seems to have a good bunch of developers working loyally his way. Very interesting and exciting to see a star born, with the "minima" 73, Shawnr kf7yff


WX & Other thoughts...

Dan Reynolds
 

Been cold in beautiful central IL. I just looked and we're having a heat wave - 13 F! We still have snow on the ground. Sure has been a weird winter. I don't remember this much snow since I was a kid. We have a lake in Decatur and as a kid I remember people used to drive on it in the winter. Recent years that wouldn't work so well.


Has anyone heard about Farhan's new transceiver design? (Farhan developed the marvelous BITX transceiver)
It uses an Arduino for some general functions, and to drive an Si570. He uses the KISS mixer and drives it straight from the bandpass filters with no RF amp. CW/SSB and all HF. Real unusual tuning control. Instead of a encoder he uses a 100K pot. From the 'center' you tun the pot left to go down in frequency and right to go up in frequency but like a jog/shuttle knob on a VCR the further you turn from center the faster the frequency moves. A little unusual but should work. 
As-is the XCVR puts out 1 watt but Farhan also has a nice amp called the JBOT (just a bunch of transistors) that can up it a bit. 
All open source like. 
After I get my G-59 going I plan to try to build one. Only expensive part is the Si570. I see Si no longer allows you samples! :-)

73
Dan - KB9JLO
<><


FOX: N8SS and WC7S 80M Fox Thurs

Dale Putnam
 

WC7S 80m Fox
  I am the other FOX Thurs evening. Located in Cheyenne, Wy. and using a promising new designed antenna, (at least new to me, and 
having spent the last 3 months modeling it nearly every day)... I'll call it a "BowTie". It is at 50 ft on a tower.
With it under test... and props the way they look to be... maybe we can give it a good wringing out.. on 80m coast to coast and border to border. 
The Wx forecast is for snow... so we'll get to see how it does in snow static too. I'll be running 5 w from a K2, working split until the rush is over.. 
then I'll start checking on my tx freq. To start with, please spread out.. I have a vfo and I know how to use the knob... (grin)... the freq offset is only
one part of the equation to be heard.. the other part of it is timing. I may do the list thing.. listen a bit longer.. make a list, then call the listed stations, 
one after another... giving my information only once...then listening after each call for the exchange from you, after calling your call. IF I can get that going, 
it should be more efficient for us, saving time and allowing more pelts. The other improvement, on this end... will be a different way of handling the rst reports.
Tues evening, I tried to give honest assessment reports... with a properly calibrated S meter. I found that very difficult to obtain, and keep the flow going well..
so watch for a change there. Might be that I learn how to do it the right way, and still provide honest reports. 
  Good LUck to each of you, hope to see you all in my log after Thurs nite hunt, at 0200z between the trees marked 3550 and 3570 in the 80 acre wood. 
It's the fastest 90 minutes in radio. 


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


 N8SS 80M Fox

 
I am one of the foxii for Thursday night.

I am located in Detroit. From here there is no meters like 80 meters so I expect to have coast to coast propagation during the hunt period.

Its 5 watts to a dipole at 90 feet.

I am sure I will start out working split and listening up but will change to simplex as soon as the pile gets whittled down.

CU in the log Thursday night.

RST MI Earl 5W



Re: 7.122 Need Louisiana QRP

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi John,
If you hear me give a call into the 40m 4SQRP net tonight. 7.122, 19:30 local time. It'd be good to have you along for the ride.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM, All The Facts <john@...> wrote:
 

I was finally able to get my Double Extended Zepp up for 40 meters yesterday. Was on 7.122 calling CQ last night and I think it was a Zero that answered me. Was it you Terry? The station was very weak with QSB so that I could not even get their call.

I also made two very nice qso's this morning on 7.122 with NS4Q and N9OL. I seem to be doing ok into Indiana and Wisconsin.

So I can be on 40 for anyone that wants to try for a qso. Just send me a message. Evenings and 7 to 8 am is good for me.

73 John NS5Z

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Thurs Mornng Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:30 AM Central on 7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WA�ITP and this is a Four State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig, ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM Central time.

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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: 7.122 Need Louisiana QRP

WA0ITP
 

GA John,

I did hear you and called, but 40 wasn't cooperating this morning. Lotsa QSB
and your signal was weak also, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. Maybe
next time.

I'll listen for you in the morning.

Good luck with the EDZ, they're a good antenna.

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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: "All The Facts" <john@all-the-facts.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:50 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] 7.122 Need Louisiana QRP


|I was finally able to get my Double Extended Zepp up for 40 meters yesterday.
Was on 7.122 calling CQ last night and I think it was a Zero that answered me.
Was it you Terry? The station was very weak with QSB so that I could not even
get their call.
|
| I also made two very nice qso's this morning on 7.122 with NS4Q and N9OL. I
seem to be doing ok into Indiana and Wisconsin.
|
| So I can be on 40 for anyone that wants to try for a qso. Just send me a
message. Evenings and 7 to 8 am is good for me.
|
| 73 John NS5Z
|
|
| Sent from my iPad
|
| ------------------------------------
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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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7.122 Need Louisiana QRP

priveye997
 

I was finally able to get my Double Extended Zepp up for 40 meters yesterday. Was on 7.122 calling CQ last night and I think it was a Zero that answered me. Was it you Terry? The station was very weak with QSB so that I could not even get their call.

I also made two very nice qso's this morning on 7.122 with NS4Q and N9OL. I seem to be doing ok into Indiana and Wisconsin.

So I can be on 40 for anyone that wants to try for a qso. Just send me a message. Evenings and 7 to 8 am is good for me.

73 John NS5Z


Sent from my iPad


Re: WX?

Bill Cromwell
 

On 01/21/2014 09:32 AM, Jim Kortge wrote:

On 1/20/2014 9:29 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:


Ge:
The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from
the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ
-3 this morning in Fenton, MI. We cancelled our Bluegrass Jam due to
the cold, so it has to be serious! :-)

72,

Jim, K8IQY
Heh,

It was about 12 below here this morning and hovering around zero when we had our jam and dance last night. Nothing canceled here. Around here we expect it to get cold in winter and we are equipped to deal with it. The people I feel for are the ones with 'tropical' infrastructure experiencing sub-freezing temps. That is devastating and sometimes can be fatal.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: WX?

Jim Kortge
 

On 1/20/2014 9:29 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:


Ge:
The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from
the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ
-3 this morning in Fenton, MI. We cancelled our Bluegrass Jam due to the cold, so it has to be serious! :-)

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: WX?

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

12/-19 real feel  Winds 29 N MPH in Council Bluffs at 2140

72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)



On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Ge:

The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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Re: WX?

Dale Putnam
 

Wind died, and it is 30F now.. so it isn't all bad... at least not yet. 
All the snow is gone tho, so that will have to be replaced before 
Spring arrives.


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



To: 4sqrp@...; jomatlock@...
From: psmith61@...
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:44:24 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WX?

 

Hey Johnny, it is 68 degrees he in the kitchen. Hi hi. Have not been outside for a while. Mother Nature does have a way of reminding us that it is still winter he he he.... I rerouted my antenna wires this afternoon... Was nice but cool in the wind.. Back to work tomorrow cul de Paul 

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 20, 2014, at 8:29 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 
Ge:
The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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




Re: WX?

Paul Smith
 

Hey Johnny, it is 68 degrees he in the kitchen. Hi hi. Have not been outside for a while. Mother Nature does have a way of reminding us that it is still winter he he he.... I rerouted my antenna wires this afternoon... Was nice but cool in the wind.. Back to work tomorrow cul de Paul 

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 20, 2014, at 8:29 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Ge:

The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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


Re: Luncheon Gathering Saturday

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Name the Saturday and I will try to be there.
72
Johnny AC0 BQ


On Monday, January 20, 2014, <wynger99@...> wrote:
 

Hi All

I am sure interested in a gathering and would try to make it....Thanks  Dale WN0WWY



On Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:53 AM, "bbarley48@..." <bbarley48@...> wrote:
 
Tom - Sorry to hear about your migraine this morning.  I hope you get some relief soon.  

HEADS UP about the get together at Beto Junction!  So far it's just been a suggestion - that's all - for some Saturday morning in FEBRUARY!

I would suggest February 15.  It's a Saturday and Wichita State is NOT playing that day.  So hopefully, it will be a day that is available to many of us without a conflict.  What say we shoot for 11:00 AM  at Beto Junction?

Gang - If there are any concerns, conflicts or other suggestions throw 'em on the table and we'll discuss....

72 -
Bruce  KK0S





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


WX?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge:
The temp is dropping, currently abt 36 and the wind is abt 25 mph from the North, I think winter is still here how abt you?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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FOX: FOXHUNT TMW 0200z 40m

Dale Putnam
 

WX2S and WC7S, the two "S" Fox, will be out into the 40 acre woods tmw evening at 0200z somewhere 10khz either side of 7.040 
The Hounds will be directed by the Fox to call, up 1 to 2 - spread it out... OR Down 1 to 2 spread out... the answer from the Fox:
in my case:
Your call - rst - WY - Dale - 5w bk 
then your answer with your info.... :  RST - ur state - ur name - ur pwr... nothing over 5 watts from the tx, please. this is a QRP event, NOT a QRO masquerade as QRP event. With the band going long so quickly during the hunts.. please accept that the two Fox are doing their best to hand out as many pelts as can. 

I have been fine tuning a new antenna.. calling it a bow tie... is has been doing well with reports 160 - 10... and it works right nice on 40 too.
I have my K2 repaired from the weekend, and will be using it at 5 watts out, as measured with (take your pick) a scope, a WM-2, a Bird 34, or a wet noodle. 
I will try to stay away from the speed knob.. and keep it close to 20 wpm.. but if you can't copy at 20.. try anyway, and call me slower, after the first rush.. I will be able to pick you out and answer slower too. I will also try to check simplex at times.. and will go simplex when the rate slows to allow simplex. IF you are calling simpex, while I am split, please only call with your call sign one time at a time. And during the rush... if we can spead out a bit.. I'll use my vfo knob too. 

Good Luck to all, let's have some good clean fun. 

Come catch me if you can,  during the fastest 90 min you'll see 

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


Re: Luncheon Gathering Saturday

wynger99@yahoo.com
 

Hi All

I am sure interested in a gathering and would try to make it....Thanks  Dale WN0WWY



On Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:53 AM, "bbarley48@..." wrote:
 
Tom - Sorry to hear about your migraine this morning.  I hope you get some relief soon.  

HEADS UP about the get together at Beto Junction!  So far it's just been a suggestion - that's all - for some Saturday morning in FEBRUARY!

I would suggest February 15.  It's a Saturday and Wichita State is NOT playing that day.  So hopefully, it will be a day that is available to many of us without a conflict.  What say we shoot for 11:00 AM  at Beto Junction?

Gang - If there are any concerns, conflicts or other suggestions throw 'em on the table and we'll discuss....

72 -
Bruce  KK0S



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