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Re: WX

Dale Putnam
 

Thank God for coffee.!


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wrcromwell@...
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 06:31:24 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WX


 
On 03/02/2014 10:19 PM, Cecil Bayona wrote:
>
> NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of
> ice but the night is young.
>
Good morning,

I hope everybody has survived the night with antennas and homes intact.
We haven't been plagued with ice storms here in northern Michigan but as
I sip my morning coffee the official outside temp is 18 below zero (F).
A few mornings ago it was 28 below. My outdoor thermometer blew away but
it tends to be a couple of degrees colder right here than at the airport.

Stay warm and dry.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Ice on Ants

Dale Putnam
 

Well, the worst is over.. it's better now.. it'll be a sunshiny day..   

Sun isn't up  yet, but 32F and light breeze,.. slight overcast for  warmth.. and we're good.
Ice is still covering half the ants... but.. at least they didn't come down.. 
IF I had put them all up tuned for the phone portion.... they'd be in great shape in the cw section...
Now... however.. one is looking real good for the high end of 30.. rather than the low end of 20. 
The BowTie..  it doesn't care.. it simply plays... 

Best wishes to those with ice... word from the coast is the wind is coming.. in about three days to here...
maybe.  maybe it will mostly blow north of me. One can always hope.



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


Re: Ice on Ants

Chuck Carpenter
 

Lots of ice on the ants here in NETX.

With 1 inch of sleet, snow and a little ice, I don't think the little buggers can get out of the ground... :-)

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: WX

Bill Cromwell
 

On 03/02/2014 10:19 PM, Cecil Bayona wrote:

NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of
ice but the night is young.
Good morning,

I hope everybody has survived the night with antennas and homes intact. We haven't been plagued with ice storms here in northern Michigan but as I sip my morning coffee the official outside temp is 18 below zero (F). A few mornings ago it was 28 below. My outdoor thermometer blew away but it tends to be a couple of degrees colder right here than at the airport.

Stay warm and dry.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: WX

Cecil Bayona <cbayona@...>
 

NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of ice but the night is young.

At 07:24 PM 3/2/2014, you wrote:


Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
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Re: WX

Robert
 

My antenna is fine :)
Of course it's stapled to the wall around my living room and kitchen, going to -12 F tonight, I  am ready for spring




On Mar 2, 2014, at 7:24 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: WX

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Ice and snow on the ground but no freezing rain to coat antenna.
A few more inches of snow tonight.
11 degrees now going down to 3 degrees tonight.
Perfect kayak weather - in Florida maybe.
 
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Ice on Ants

dekle@...
 

If birds are on your wire, be sure to measure the beak-to-beak-voltage.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: WX

AG1P Ron
 

It’s 50 degrees and showers here on Oregon coast with 20-25 mph sustained, 45 mph gusts.  The sand is blowing so bad I’m beginning to believe I’m Lawrence of Arabia.  However would not trade it for low temps, ice and snow. My stealth ant is truly stealth – two hours ago a big gust took it away. Probably in Seattle by now.

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2014 5:24 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WX

 

 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: WX

Dale Putnam
 

I'm doing better.. it was a heat wave today.. with temps soaring.. right up to near 20.. maybe even 30... so about half the ice on the wires came off.. now the sag is left.. 
because steel stretches.. and so does copper. .. It would be good to have all the ice off 
before tensioning. Maybe another day or so.. and if I am really really lucky.. the wind won't blow. This is crazy weather.. the snow is melting a little bit at a time.. the water is running down under the snow... and soaking in.. no kidding.. it doesn't usually do that.. .. usually the wind blows all the moisture away.. 
Bringing brand new meaning to the words "mud room"...   I think I will have to quite talking about dust under the snow, it isn't there anymore. 

So.. maybe the bullet missed this time... 
Good Luck to all those still dealing with it..  maybe the wind won't blow before it warms enough.


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:24:09 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] WX

 
Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: WX

Paul Smith
 

Just a little ice, sleet and snow flurries in Humboldt, ks..... Dang cold though.

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Mar 2, 2014, at 7:24 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Ice on Ants

glene77is@...
 

Guys, 
You have more serious problems with your tall beams 
than I do with a low LongWire. 

However, I have little Adventures: 
I have had  ICE ,  hanging about 2 inches long ,   all along my 225 ft LongWire. 
Ice makes it sag more, and I use a AntTuner so I make minor adjustments.  
Worst thing was the Lightning EMP that was captured and burned out my Antenna Tuner circuit. 
Had to drag out my QRP tuner. 

My wife said she saw birds roosting on the Wire, but I don't know.   
Never affected tuning. 

Glen Ellis, KK4LPG.  


WX

WA0ITP
 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: KX5X DDS SS-40 transceiver

Phil Anderson
 

Neat looking stuff, nice
unc Phil...................................

Johnny Matlock wrote:


Pretty neat!
Good job Archie!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM, WA0ITP > wrote:




Re: Ice on Ants

Dale Putnam
 

Thanks Terry, 
  I don't know.. yet.. it is still here... 
I got up three - four times last night to check.. no problems...
that continues this morning up with 3F now 2F and the wind is supposed to kick up 
again.. it did late yesterday.. but only for a little while.. they survived that.. 
I can sure spot the weakness now.. tho.. 
They are all sagging.. and swaying a little.. instead of 60ft up.. the wire in the middle is down to 15-20...
that's the notable difference with steel fence wire.. it does stretch.. a lot.. that's on the BowTie.. and it 
doesn't care.. so for now.. the short answer... yep! so far.

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:29:49 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] Ice on Ants

 
Dale,

Have you antennas survived the ice storm?

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Ice on Ants

WA0ITP
 

Dale,

Have you antennas survived the ice storm?

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: KX5X DDS SS-40 transceiver

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Pretty neat!
Good job Archie!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Archie Lamb, KX5x has created a DDS driven SS-40 and homebrew transmitter combo.
You can view the pictures and write up here
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/SS40/ss40photopage.html Go to the
bottom of the page and click on the KX5X picture.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




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KX5X DDS SS-40 transceiver

WA0ITP
 

Archie Lamb, KX5x has created a DDS driven SS-40 and homebrew transmitter combo.
You can view the pictures and write up here
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/SS40/ss40photopage.html Go to the
bottom of the page and click on the KX5X picture.

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: oh - oh

Joe Bento
 

Ice in Wyoming and Montana, so it's all around me. It's about 50 in Pleasant Grove, UT (30 miles south of Salt Lake City). Been lots of rain lately. It was an unseasonably warm February. Our mountains definitely need more snow, and there's usually plenty of snow in the valley still this time of year. Not this year, however.

Joe, N6DGY

On 3/1/2014 8:52 AM, @Wendell41 wrote:
Dale-
Strong winds, blizzard conditions, roads closed, towers are swaying, but
wires are still up. When will spring arrive? Chickens are not happy,
geese don't seem to mind the cold.
Wendell
N7WM
Montana


awoke to the sound of ice falling.. not good... checked temps.. after a
night of fog and freezing mist.. (say what?) yeah, freezing mist.. rime
ice on everything.Temp is 4.. ice is an inch or better thick. no wind..
yet. Horses not happy.. covered with ice.. but they are hungry.. so
feeding is good.
While feeding, keep checking antennas... supports are at their max.. guy
line fat and heavy.. antenna wires way bigger than the 17g wire should be.
I'm glad I used 17ga rather than the 19ga. The end support masts are
straining.. and the end support towers are too.
Check the forecast.. going to warm up.. but so is the wind.. up to 25...
mph.. and F.. which comes first?Temp now is 3.. and the wind is 5.. not a
good sign at all...
Sipping coffee checking from each of the windows ... great way to enjoy a
cup of coffee... right?

Have a great day,


--... ...--
Dale - WC7S in Wy



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Re: oh - oh

Dale Putnam
 

The last time this happened, I lost a 400 ft tower, (customer) when someone thought it would be a good thing to 
know the ice off the guys... nope.. it wasn't... 

So.. I am just kickin me.. for not putting the deicer circuit in... 
nutz!

Well,... time will tell.. the wind is coming up here a bit.. but temp is only 16.. and the sky is turning blue again..
And the antenna wires are swaying.. 

One thing that is likely holding them up.. is I swapped my Fox turn.. so I'm not up again.. until the 27th. So, even if Murphy 
has his way.. I have time to fix it. I hope.


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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:05:08 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] oh - oh

 
Good luck Dale!
The last time I beat on my ant wires with a broom handle, they crashed !
Its 23 here in Ks with very light freezing rain.
They are predicting 2-3 inches of sleet then 3-6 inches of snow this evening /tonight.
I checked the generator and filled it up with fuel, may come in handy.
 72
Stay warm
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

awoke to the sound of ice falling.. not good... 
checked temps.. after a night of fog and freezing mist.. (say what?)  yeah, freezing mist.. rime ice on everything.
Temp is 4.. ice is an inch or better thick. no wind.. yet. 
Horses not happy.. covered with ice.. but they are hungry.. so feeding is good.

While feeding, keep checking antennas... supports are at their max.. guy line fat and heavy.. 
antenna wires way bigger than the 17g wire should be. I'm glad I used 17ga rather than the 19ga. 
The end support masts are straining.. and the end support towers are too.

Check the forecast.. going to warm up.. but so is the wind.. up to 25... mph.. and F.. which comes first?
Temp now is 3.. and the wind is 5.. not a good sign at all...

Sipping coffee checking from each of the windows ... great way to enjoy a cup of coffee... right?

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



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