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KV6Z Email Address

WA0ITP
 

Bill your email address is bouncing, could you pse contact me offline?

Thank you

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Re: Wed Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

tnx Jerry,  hafta do a roundabout way to get them but fast enough with a little practice.
 
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wed Nite CW Net

Terry, pretty columns......
Jerry W5JH
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed Nite CW Net [1 Attachment]

Good net tonight, thanks to all who checked in.  Cold here and getting colder.  I was the coldest at 3 deg at net time,and ts now 2 de headed for -6 tonight,  Stay in and stay warm. Making it in were:


Thank you and hope to cu next week.

ps  Don't forget the Thursday Morning net on 7122 tmrrow morning.

72   WAØITP


Re: Wed Nite CW Net [1 Attachment]

Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...>
 

Terry, pretty columns......
Jerry W5JH
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed Nite CW Net [1 Attachment]

Good net tonight, thanks to all who checked in.  Cold here and getting colder.  I was the coldest at 3 deg at net time,and ts now 2 de headed for -6 tonight,  Stay in and stay warm. Making it in were:


Thank you and hope to cu next week.

ps  Don't forget the Thursday Morning net on 7122 tmrrow morning.

72   WAØITP


Re: Tonites 40m Net

WA0ITP
 

I could hear stations working Wayne but couldnt hear him.  Should have asked for a relay.
 
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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 -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:20 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonites 40m Net

Good evening all, here are tonite's participants:
KB4QQJ - Randy - NC - 559 - 854.1 Mi
W2SH - Chas - NJ - 559 - 1117.3 Mi
KF7WNS - Gary - OR - 339 - 1607.2 Mi
WA4ZOF - Tom - AL - 539 - 615.9 Mi
W5XE - Ray - TX - 559 - 750.7 Mi
WC7S - Dale - WY - 559 - 600.9 Mi

Deep QSB on all QSO's but we made it, very pleased to welcome Gary to the net from OR, thanks for making the effort.
To all a huge vote of thanks and I'll look forward to next Wednesday's net, if'n I don't get you before that!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
P.S. Don't forget Terry's Thursday morning net @ 08:30 Central on 7.122.

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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
 

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Wed Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

Good net tonight, thanks to all who checked in.  Cold here and getting colder.  I was the coldest at 3 deg at net time,and ts now 2 de headed for -6 tonight,  Stay in and stay warm. Making it in were:


Thank you and hope to cu next week.

ps  Don't forget the Thursday Morning net on 7122 tmrrow morning.

72   WAØITP


Tonites 40m Net

Wayne Dillon
 

Good evening all, here are tonite's participants:
KB4QQJ - Randy - NC - 559 - 854.1 Mi
W2SH - Chas - NJ - 559 - 1117.3 Mi
KF7WNS - Gary - OR - 339 - 1607.2 Mi
WA4ZOF - Tom - AL - 539 - 615.9 Mi
W5XE - Ray - TX - 559 - 750.7 Mi
WC7S - Dale - WY - 559 - 600.9 Mi

Deep QSB on all QSO's but we made it, very pleased to welcome Gary to the net from OR, thanks for making the effort.
To all a huge vote of thanks and I'll look forward to next Wednesday's net, if'n I don't get you before that!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
P.S. Don't forget Terry's Thursday morning net @ 08:30 Central on 7.122.

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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


Net Relay Wayne

Dale Putnam
 

I lost you on the net, Wayne... but KF7WNS checked in.. Gary is in Or

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


40 m nets tonite

Wayne Dillon
 

Good early net but I'm calling off the late net, the band is getting worse with s9+40 noise here. Thanks all and I'll post the participants in the morning. Thanks again all and to all God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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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
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: WX & Other thoughts...

Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...>
 

Hi Dan,
    I have looked at Farhan's Minima transceiver.  As is, I doubt if the transceiver will put out more than a few microwatts.  If you look at the design, the transmitter has only 1/2 of a bidirectional amp using a 2N2222 as an output before going through the crystal filter.  Crystal filters cannot handle more than about -10 dbm before being overdriven and subject to failure.  I asked Farhan about the amount of drive going through the crystal filter and he stated it was about 200mV in and about 50 mV out.  He didn't state if that was RMS, Peak or Peak-to-Peak.  If we give him the benefit of the doubt and call it RMS, then coming out of the crystal filter is 50 microwatts (assumes a 50 ohm load).  After the crystal filter, the only active device is the mixer.  Something is amiss here.  I suspect Farhan meant to say that he can get 1 watt out of the JBOT amp with the Minima driving it.  To get up to 5 watts, another stage of amplification will be needed.  You will also need a low pass filter after the JBOT amp.
Jerry W5JH
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
 

 
 

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...

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
<><



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



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
<><



--
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

Sent from my iPad




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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


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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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

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