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Re: Fw: [nogaqrp] 2014 Four Days In May - Homebrew Contest Announced

Todd K7TFC
 

Hi! Can someone clarify the meaning of "Crystal Sets" as the listed as the "special category." Is this referring to the old non-amplified crystal receiving radios or to TX/RX radios that use xtal-based oscillators? 

73,

Todd
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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:37 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

FDIM  announcement from Jim Stafford, W4QO
---------------------------------
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: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Subject: [nogaqrp] 2014 Four Days In May - Homebrew Contest Announced

This is to announce the Homebrew Contest categories for
the Four Days In May (www.qrparci.org/fdim  ) in Dayton.
This will be held Friday night (May 16) and is FREE!  We will
have the usual five categories for you to enter:

  1. All Homebrew (Xcvr,Xmtr,Rcvr)
  2. Modified Kit (Xcvr,Xmtr,Rcvr)
  3. Station accessories (homebrew or modified kit)
  4. Test Equipment (homebrew or modified kit)
  5. Antennas  (Portable, Loops, Ferrite based, etc)
  6. 2014 Special Category  - see below....
  7. TenTec Rebel - separate category for Rebel enthusiasts
  8. Best of show
Of course the BEST OF SHOW is not an equipment
category but simply a voting category.  All voting is the "People's
Choice" method.  Last year,(and this year too) entrants
will be seated behind their entry (if they so chose) and
will answer questions in order to sway  the voters to
their project, if you will!  Note that all entries
must be either all homebrew or a modified kit.  Stock kits
are not eligible for entry BUT may be placed on display at
"show and tell"  and club tables around the room.

Now for the 2014 SPECIAL CATEGORY - CRYSTAL SETS!
We think this will be an exciting category and draw a
lot of attention.  These sets may be ones you build 50
years ago or just for this event.  As in all the categories
some of the criteria to consider are:
A. Quality of construction
B. Uniqueness
C. Cleverness
D. Capability
E. Engineering/Circuit design
But in the end, it's just what will impress the viewers!

So invite your friends to attend, vote and even enter
this SPECIAL CATEGORY.  So get out those Oatmeal Boxes
and soldering irons.  We'd like to have a hundred entries
in all categories.   Remember, if you don’t want to enter
the contest, we'd like all attendees to bring your
latest project and display it for Show & Tell.


Yes, we will also have club tables - we had 13 last year
so stay tuned for that info.  All this and more at
this year's FDIM - Friday Night - Club Night
and Construction Contest affair.



Fw: [nogaqrp] 2014 Four Days In May - Homebrew Contest Announced

WA0ITP
 

FDIM  announcement from Jim Stafford, W4QO
---------------------------------
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: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Subject: [nogaqrp] 2014 Four Days In May - Homebrew Contest Announced

This is to announce the Homebrew Contest categories for
the Four Days In May (www.qrparci.org/fdim  ) in Dayton.
This will be held Friday night (May 16) and is FREE!  We will
have the usual five categories for you to enter:

  1. All Homebrew (Xcvr,Xmtr,Rcvr)
  2. Modified Kit (Xcvr,Xmtr,Rcvr)
  3. Station accessories (homebrew or modified kit)
  4. Test Equipment (homebrew or modified kit)
  5. Antennas  (Portable, Loops, Ferrite based, etc)
  6. 2014 Special Category  - see below....
  7. TenTec Rebel - separate category for Rebel enthusiasts
  8. Best of show
Of course the BEST OF SHOW is not an equipment
category but simply a voting category.  All voting is the "People's
Choice" method.  Last year,(and this year too) entrants
will be seated behind their entry (if they so chose) and
will answer questions in order to sway  the voters to
their project, if you will!  Note that all entries
must be either all homebrew or a modified kit.  Stock kits
are not eligible for entry BUT may be placed on display at
"show and tell"  and club tables around the room.

Now for the 2014 SPECIAL CATEGORY - CRYSTAL SETS!
We think this will be an exciting category and draw a
lot of attention.  These sets may be ones you build 50
years ago or just for this event.  As in all the categories
some of the criteria to consider are:
A. Quality of construction
B. Uniqueness
C. Cleverness
D. Capability
E. Engineering/Circuit design
But in the end, it's just what will impress the viewers!

So invite your friends to attend, vote and even enter
this SPECIAL CATEGORY.  So get out those Oatmeal Boxes
and soldering irons.  We'd like to have a hundred entries
in all categories.   Remember, if you don’t want to enter
the contest, we'd like all attendees to bring your
latest project and display it for Show & Tell.


Yes, we will also have club tables - we had 13 last year
so stay tuned for that info.  All this and more at
this year's FDIM - Friday Night - Club Night
and Construction Contest affair.


Re: 4SQRP T-Shirt Question

priveye997
 

Hey AJ, congratulations on your new call and welcome to the 4SQRP group. This great group lots of swell guys. Check out the kits that are offered. I have built several of them. If you get Into a problem they will not let you fail! 

I am in Bossier City La. Lets try to hook up on 7122 some evening.

72/73 John NS5Z

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 29, 2014, at 7:03 PM, <email4utoo@...> wrote:

 

Hello All, i am a newbee to this great group, after many years got my Tech Ticket, was Wondering , did not see any T-Shirts, Hoodies , on the site, i know you don't have dues,which i find refreshing . Still i would like to buy a T-Shirt etc thru the Club, What about it ?
    73s, KF5ZYB (yes does not show up yet ), AJ is my Handle , i live in Yellville , Arkansas , 1.25 Hrs from Branson,MO, so will try and come and meet some of you , i am excited . I was a Ham in the 60s as a Teen.


Re: Thurs Morning Net

w2sh@...
 

John,

At 1,200 miles distant and with an hour more of daylight than you, your sig was 449.  Not bad at all!

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
From: john@...
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:05:28 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Thurs Morning Net

 
Hey Terry, I could barely hear you but you would pop up and I would hear "Z" which was actually for AE5ZZ, so I must have caused some QRM. Sorry!

I have not bend on CW net for years so I don't know what the net etiquette is for checkins? Also, if I can't hear net control what should I do?

This morning I waited till I heard the station sign "K" and I popped in my call? Was this ok??? Please set me straight.

I have recently developed an S9 noise level, the KX3 NB and NL helps some but I have to get to the bottom of it!

Anyway it was great fun! See you at Ozarkcom!

72 Jobn NS5Z

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 30, 2014, at 9:23 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

> Great net this morning,12 checkins which beat the last two Wed niet nets, thanks everyone. Some interesting little rigs too, Bart was using his PigRig and Kim was on a Norcal 40. Thanks again and hope to hear you all next week.
>
>
>


Re: Thurs Morning Net [1 Attachment]

priveye997
 

Hey Terry, I could barely hear you but you would pop up and I would hear "Z" which was actually for AE5ZZ, so I must have caused some QRM. Sorry!

I have not bend on CW net for years so I don't know what the net etiquette is for checkins? Also, if I can't hear net control what should I do?

This morning I waited till I heard the station sign "K" and I popped in my call? Was this ok??? Please set me straight.

I have recently developed an S9 noise level, the KX3 NB and NL helps some but I have to get to the bottom of it!

Anyway it was great fun! See you at Ozarkcom!

72 Jobn NS5Z

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 30, 2014, at 9:23 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@mchsi.com> wrote:

Great net this morning,12 checkins which beat the last two Wed niet nets, thanks everyone. Some interesting little rigs too, Bart was using his PigRig and Kim was on a Norcal 40. Thanks again and hope to hear you all next week.


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Re: 4SQRP T-Shirt Question

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

Congrats on the new ticket and welcome to the Amateur Radio Service.
Now enjoy yourself and work to upgrade your license and learn something
new about radio every dya.

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



On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM, <email4utoo@...> wrote:
 

Hello All, i am a newbee to this great group, after many years got my Tech Ticket, was Wondering , did not see any T-Shirts, Hoodies , on the site, i know you don't have dues,which i find refreshing . Still i would like to buy a T-Shirt etc thru the Club, What about it ?
    73s, KF5ZYB (yes does not show up yet ), AJ is my Handle , i live in Yellville , Arkansas , 1.25 Hrs from Branson,MO, so will try and come and meet some of you , i am excited . I was a Ham in the 60s as a Teen.



Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

Great net this morning,12 checkins which beat the last two Wed niet nets,  thanks everyone.  Some interesting little rigs too, Bart was using his PigRig and Kim was on a Norcal 40. Thanks again and hope to hear you all next week.




Re: QRPometer on 6M

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Thanks Chuck, I knew someone had done this!
72,
Rich


OT: Wanted, Vibroplex Blue Racer bug

Jim Sheldon
 

Found one -- Thanks.
 
Jim - W0EB


RMRc Net Rpt - Jan

Dale Putnam
 

The NAQCC Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental Net report:

12-31-13 WC7S (4) N6MY, KF7WNS, KE6OIO
1-2-2014 WC7S (6) KE6OIO, K6MGO, AA7CU, K0DTJ, VE3MPQ
1-7-2014 WC7S (9) N6MY, KE6OIO, AA7CU, KF7WNS, AE7CG, NK6A, K6MGO, K4BAI
1-9-2014 WC7S (4) KF7WNS, N6DL, AA7CU
1-14-14   WC7S (3) KE6OIO, K7MGO
1-16-14   WC7S (4) KE6OIO, KU8L, N6NY
1-21-14   WC7S (6) N6MY, KE6OIO, K6MGO, K0DTJ, KF7WNS
1-23-14   WC7S (7) AA7CU, K6MY, KE6OIO, K0DTJ, NW6R, K6MGO
1-28-14   WC7S (3) KE6OIO, AA7CU

We have enjoyed some great nets, filled with interesting information and conversation. Many of the
nets this time were run with NCS at QRP. 
It is a lot of fun, and interesting to share temps and current events in our situations. What are 
you doing in your shack?  Every Tues and Thurs at 2300z on 14.0625
It's all about having fun and learning to be better ops too.
Thanks to the NAQCC for sponsoring us.
Come tell us what's going on in your shack?


C U on the net!

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


Re: QRPometer on 6M

WA0ITP
 

Thanks Chuck,

Data is far better than my memory, for sure.

----------------------------------
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>; "Rich Fowler" <k8meg@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRPometer on 6M


| Rich,
|
| Just cranked the FT-847 to lowest RF out on 6 meters. Measured about
| 2 Watts with the QRPo and about the same with my WM-2
| work-a-like. Seems to be close enough for practical purposes.
|
| At 09:17 PM 1/29/2014, Rich Fowler wrote:
| >Has anyone use the QRPometer on 6M?
|
|
| Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
| EM22cv, Rains Co. TX
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 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: QRPometer on 6M

WA0ITP
 

Yes.  This question was asked some time ago and (if I remember right) the upper limit is probably limited by the reactance of the dummy load resistors at the higher freqs.  I believe that Dave commented on this so his message is in the "conversation" list
 
----------------------------------
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 29, 2014 9:17 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] QRPometer on 6M

    A fellow ham joined the QRPometer yahoo group to find answers to some questions. That group is not really a discussion group so I'm posting the question here.

Has anyone use the QRPometer on 6M? Yes, I know the spec says 160-10M.

The other question which I think I answered adequately was using the QRPo with PSK and/or Olivia modes. Anyone?

Please reply here.

Thanks & 72,
Rich K8MEG


Re: QRPometer on 6M -- And Also...

Chuck Carpenter
 

...set the power output to 5 W on the W-a-L meter and measured 5.4 W on the QRPo.

I'd tend to believe the QRPo with its generally more accurate specs.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: QRPometer on 6M

Chuck Carpenter
 

Rich,

Just cranked the FT-847 to lowest RF out on 6 meters. Measured about 2 Watts with the QRPo and about the same with my WM-2 work-a-like. Seems to be close enough for practical purposes.

At 09:17 PM 1/29/2014, Rich Fowler wrote:
Has anyone use the QRPometer on 6M?

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: 4SQRP T-Shirt Question

Jeremy Utley
 

If it hasn't already been mentioned (I haven't caught up fully on my e-mail) CafePress can do a lot of "customized" things on demand with customized graphics on them.  Plus, if I'm not mistaken, a portion of the sales is given back to the originating organization, so it might be a possible means to generate a little bit more funds for Ozarkcon!

Just my .02,

Jeremy, NQ0M
Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS

On 1/29/2014 8:10 PM, Wayne Dillon wrote:
 
I guess we could investigate the same place that does them for the GORC, unless anyone knows of some other source. Problem is that for small runs they will likely cost more than you want to pay. Anyone want to pursue this or do you want me to see what I can find out?
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
P.S. Welcome to AJ, well done sir.




Re: Wed Nite Nets

w2sh@...
 

Wayne,

Although QNI to your early 40m assembly whenever possible, of late I've also tuned up for the second session but found the meeting point quiet.

I quite agree that a second 40m net one hour after the first is unnecessary.  Such would not be my opinion if there were a vigorous presence of Pacific Coast QNI's (a rather unlikely prospect I would think).

In the evening I enjoy 70 or so extra minutes of extra darkness that favors propagation of received signals.  (Conversely, I am penalized Thursday mornings when I attempt to QNI Terry's 40m efforts).

Wasn't that nice to have a moment of mutual 599s this evening!

Vy 72,

Charles, W2SH 


To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
From: wayne.dillon@...
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:06:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wed Nite Nets

 

Probably not going to offer the late net tonite. Until about march I think we're on a hiding to nothing. However, if there's a pressing need then e-mail me B4 net time and I'll call the late net. Your call...
72 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 
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, KCØPMH NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WAØITP NCS.
8:30 " " ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KCØPMH NCS
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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





--
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


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
KC0IFQ Dennis. Augusta, KS
K0PYV  Ken,   ???
Band in & out tonight.
Tnx  fer the  checkins. 
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: 4SQRP T-Shirt Question

email4utoo@...
 

Bill , Gary , Wayne, Thanks for all , you might try Cafe Express they do a lot of T s , Mugs , Clothing for many .ORGs.  Maybe the guy on Ebay that does the Nostalgic Ham Brand Ts -  KE1DH - is the seller,,
  Yes Gary feel free to contact me , email4utoo at Yhu . Happy Birthday to XYL  Bill, will try to set up asap, i cheated and got a used QRP ARGO 556 to start  to operate, as soon as i set up my Bench i will start ordering the Kits to enjoy along. I am glad this group exits, AJ 73s, KF5ZYB


QRPometer on 6M

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

    A fellow ham joined the QRPometer yahoo group to find answers to some questions. That group is not really a discussion group so I'm posting the question here.

Has anyone use the QRPometer on 6M? Yes, I know the spec says 160-10M.

The other question which I think I answered adequately was using the QRPo with PSK and/or Olivia modes. Anyone?

Please reply here.

Thanks & 72,
Rich K8MEG


Thursday Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

7122 at 8:30, hope to see you there.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com