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160 this morning

Jim Sheldon
 

Boy!  This is the lowest noise level I've seen on 160 meters in over a year!  Managed to work NH0Z (Marianas Islands) and KH2/N2NL (Guam) right at sunrise this morning with the K3 Barefoot.  Not QRP but still 75 watts on 160 to Guam ain't bad.  Signals were 559 both ways.  I'm still hearing the Guam station on 1815.25 with signals 559 from the Wichita area at 07:40 - he's working split, up-1.
 
Jim - W0EB


Re: Thursday Morning Net [1 Attachment]

W0IIT
 

TERRY,

I was on my PigRig so I’m not sure how wide the band pass is on it. Anyway there was absolutely NO drift that I could notice. The only problem at net time was very deep QSB. It would take you from an honest 599 to almost esp at times. It was on all the stations. I was there from when you first sent QRL to the last dit dit!!!!

I won’t be on this morning. I will be in the process of moving the PigRig once again. Plus I am on the bottom of my gastrointestinal loop which means I am on the pot more than off:-(

We are still giddy around here due to Patsy’s vision improvement. Regardless of the outcome of her left eye, of course, we hope for the best, she has wonderful vision in her right eye!!!!!

cu es 72, Bart


Re: OzarkCON - Whats up with the hotel reservations?

Paul Smith
 

Hello Arnie and others,
I have been working with Terry to get Ozarkcon setup and ready to go. We have a GREAT line up of speakers committed to be there. We have their bios and will set the schedule soon. We have a planning meeting in a couple weeks with the hotel management to set the banquet and saturday lunch. Let's see what else. The room price should be the same as last year and I am sure that the hotel will take reservations anytime. I will get the preregistration opened soon. We will post here as soon as the preregistration is open. Filling Terry's shoes is proving to be a Herculean task. There will be an Ozarkcon. The food will be good and the rest will be a blast as well... Plan on being there April 4 and 5!

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 23, 2014, at 10:07 PM, <ka0ncr@...> wrote:

 

Hi Group,  


Just was wondering how things are coming along for OzarkCON? 
Its just a little over 2 months away right now, and I have't seen anything about getting hotel reservations yet.

 .Maybe I am jumping the gun, but I thought that last year this info was out by now.   .Getting excited for April to roll around so we can head out  for OzarkCON!

When should we be looking for the reservations to open?  

Thanks to all who make OzarkCON possible!
73 - Arnie KA0NCR


OzarkCON - Whats up with the hotel reservations?

ka0ncr
 

Hi Group,  


Just was wondering how things are coming along for OzarkCON? 
Its just a little over 2 months away right now, and I have't seen anything about getting hotel reservations yet.

 .Maybe I am jumping the gun, but I thought that last year this info was out by now.   .Getting excited for April to roll around so we can head out  for OzarkCON!

When should we be looking for the reservations to open?  

Thanks to all who make OzarkCON possible!
73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: Thursday Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

No problem John, we're a Friendly Group.
 
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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: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Thursday Morning Net

Arrrrgh!  My apologies for the spam to the list.  I'll be more careful with the reply button next time.

73 john k5js




Re: Thursday Morning Net

John Stevens (K5JS)
 

Arrrrgh!  My apologies for the spam to the list.  I'll be more careful with the reply button next time.

73 john k5js




Re: Thursday Morning Net [1 Attachment]

John Stevens (K5JS)
 

Hey Terry!

Took a shot at the net this morning from BTR.  Nuthin'.  Well, nearly.  Heard a weak station or two but I never caught a call.  I did hear "cyclone" perhaps that was you.  :-)  A few minutes later I heard KV6Z in Claremore.  We exchanged 449s.  QSB made it difficult with his signal just above noise.  Heard NE5DL right after on his vertical (from QRZ page) at 549 or so.  My 90' wire inverted L at 35' doesn't tune well, so I'm going to have to do some antenna matching improvements this weekend.  Even the L-Network tuner does poorly.  Vertical section is about 30'.  My matching transformer has broken wires for me to fix.  Hope that does it along with wire radials under the vertical part of the wire. Supposed to be down to 25F here tonight, but that's just a nice spring day for you guys.  :-) 

73 john k5js


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:58 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Nice net this morning, six checking including a first timer, thank you Barry.  I was using my Cyclone and it seemed to hold up well on this end. Everyone was cool today, and the temp here was -2 at the end of the net. 

Thanks to all who made it, and those who tried.



72 WA0ITP


Brrr... must be it's still winter

Dale Putnam
 

3 inches of new snow... no wind... (yet) and I woke up to a big fat 9 degrees. Now it is a huge overwhelming 10F
IF the wind comes up... it'll be fun, this snow is real lite and blows easy... 
I went out to feed, sneezed and created a white out.



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


Thursday Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

Nice net this morning, six checking including a first timer, thank you Barry.  I was using my Cyclone and it seemed to hold up well on this end. Everyone was cool today, and the temp here was -2 at the end of the net. 

Thanks to all who made it, and those who tried.



72 WA0ITP


Re: Tonites 40m Net

priveye997
 

Hi Wayne, 
I tried to check in at 7:30 but only heard W5XE and one other very faint station. Up until 7:36 there was other station on QSO on 7.122. Do I get partial credit? LOL

72/73 John NS5Z

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 22, 2014, at 8:20 PM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:

 

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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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

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2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN   David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton, MO
AB0AH  Larry, Augusta, KS
WB0MHU  Bill, House Sprgs, MO
Tnx fer checkins, good band,
see you all next week.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


KV6Z Email Address

WA0ITP
 

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

Thank 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


Re: Wed Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

tnx Jerry,  hafta do a roundabout way to get them but fast enough with a little practice.
 
----------------------------------
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 8:26 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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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


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.

--
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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