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Club Membership

Scott - NB0W
 

This is probably a stupid question, but here goes anyway . . .

How does one become a member of 4SQRP and get a member number? I've tried to find a sign-up form on the website but I'm not seeing how to actually become a 4S member. I see the membership list, but how does one actually join the club and learn the secret 4S handshake?

Thanks,
Scott - nb0w

On 3/6/2014 6:16 AM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of the month, which means SECOND
SUNDAY SPRINT (SSS). Whether you have ice on ants, ants on ice,
antennas on the ground or a grounded antenna, you've got about 4 days to
straighten it all out and get on the air.

Here are the details:

Date/time: Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST (0100 - 0300Z
Monday).
Bands: 160M through 10M, no WARC bands or 60M.
Frequencies: The usual QRP watering holes - don't forget 7122 kHz and
3564 kHz.
Power: 5 Watts maximum.
Mode: CW or sideband.
Exchange: RST, SPC, and member number (members) or RST, SPC, power
(non-members).
Calling CQ: "CQ 4S" recommended.

Note: Contacts with the same station on different bands are allowed. In
case there is any sideband activity, the sideband and CW portions of the
same band count as two separate bands.

Reporting:
Add up your QSOs for each band/mode and send them to me. I'm requesting
one additional piece of data: your QTH. It is interesting to see how
widespread participation is in this sprint. Note: QTH is not required
for your exchange (not prohibited either). Just include YOUR QTH in
your report.

With that in mind, a typical report would be:

Name: Fido
Call: K9MUT
QTH: Dogtown, KS
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M CW: 2 QSOs
40M SSB: 1 QSO
80M CW: 1 QSO
80M SSB: 1 QSO
Total: 5 QSOs

You do not need to list the stations contacted. But if you make an
exotic contact, you might as well brag about it in an optional bragging
section at the bottom of your submittal. I'll include comments when I
report the scores (no extra credit).

When you've totaled your score, please send it to:
secondsundaysprint@.... Put "Sprint" in the subject line. Please
avoid "replying" to one of my emails. The sprint results go to a
separate mailbox. Send the results before Wednesday (between 9:00
Sunday night and midnight Tuesday night). I'll tally everything and
publish them on this reflector as soon as possible, probably Wednesday
morning. I suggest you send them in shortly after 9:00 pm Sunday so you
don't forget. If you see a mistake or omission when I publish the
results, let me know and I'll fix it.

Please keep this email until after you've submitted your score for
Sunday. Remember, the person with the most SSS contacts between
November, 2013 and September, 2014 will be allowed to use the club's
callsign, WQ5RP, for the 4X4 sprint in October, 2014.

The SSS rules are posted on the 4SQRP website, under "4SQRP On Air
Activities", just in case you deleted this email.

72 and good luck in the contest,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator



Re: Wed. night PSK checkins.

WA0ITP
 

Great Net Dick, congrats to all !!!
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:38 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed. night PSK checkins.

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton. MO
K6QKL Chuck, Fairview Hts. IL
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS
KD0SSD Leon, Pittsburgh, KS
W0MQY Joe, Pittsburgh, KS
WB0MHU  Bill, House Sprgs. MO
Tnx to all checkins, good band , good sigs.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


SSS Correction

John Lonigro
 

Note: Sunday's sprint is from 7:00 - 9:00 PM DST. I forgot about Daylight Saving Time starting earlier that day. So that would be 0000-0200Z

(Hope I got this right)

John AA0VE


March SSS this coming Sunday

John Lonigro
 

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of the month, which means SECOND SUNDAY SPRINT (SSS). Whether you have ice on ants, ants on ice, antennas on the ground or a grounded antenna, you've got about 4 days to straighten it all out and get on the air.

Here are the details:

Date/time: Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST (0100 - 0300Z Monday).
Bands: 160M through 10M, no WARC bands or 60M.
Frequencies: The usual QRP watering holes - don't forget 7122 kHz and 3564 kHz.
Power: 5 Watts maximum.
Mode: CW or sideband.
Exchange: RST, SPC, and member number (members) or RST, SPC, power (non-members).
Calling CQ: "CQ 4S" recommended.

Note: Contacts with the same station on different bands are allowed. In case there is any sideband activity, the sideband and CW portions of the same band count as two separate bands.

Reporting:
Add up your QSOs for each band/mode and send them to me. I'm requesting one additional piece of data: your QTH. It is interesting to see how widespread participation is in this sprint. Note: QTH is not required for your exchange (not prohibited either). Just include YOUR QTH in your report.

With that in mind, a typical report would be:

Name: Fido
Call: K9MUT
QTH: Dogtown, KS
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M CW: 2 QSOs
40M SSB: 1 QSO
80M CW: 1 QSO
80M SSB: 1 QSO
Total: 5 QSOs

You do not need to list the stations contacted. But if you make an exotic contact, you might as well brag about it in an optional bragging section at the bottom of your submittal. I'll include comments when I report the scores (no extra credit).

When you've totaled your score, please send it to: secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com. Put "Sprint" in the subject line. Please avoid "replying" to one of my emails. The sprint results go to a separate mailbox. Send the results before Wednesday (between 9:00 Sunday night and midnight Tuesday night). I'll tally everything and publish them on this reflector as soon as possible, probably Wednesday morning. I suggest you send them in shortly after 9:00 pm Sunday so you don't forget. If you see a mistake or omission when I publish the results, let me know and I'll fix it.

Please keep this email until after you've submitted your score for Sunday. Remember, the person with the most SSS contacts between November, 2013 and September, 2014 will be allowed to use the club's callsign, WQ5RP, for the 4X4 sprint in October, 2014.

The SSS rules are posted on the 4SQRP website, under "4SQRP On Air Activities", just in case you deleted this email.

72 and good luck in the contest,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: 80M CW Net Checkins [1 Attachment]

Wayne Dillon
 

Nice. As soon as spring has sprung properly I'll be back outside to get the "big 'un" back up, that said however I'll not be ignoring the 1/2 size G5RV in the attic.
Have fun this morning on the morning net Terry.
72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
80 was in pretty good shape tonight with all signals very copyable and some were quite loud.  Making it in were:



Don't forget the 7122 net tmrrrow morning at 8:30  I'll try to be around earlier for the East Coast guys.

72 es tnx agn




--
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


Re: Wednesday evening 40m net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Wayne 
Good to see the nice turn out on 40.
I was glad to hear it hadnt went long!
KX 3 sounding good!
72
Johnny 

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 

Wow, That's more like it! Oh yeah, grand turnout this evening,:
KV6Z - Bill - OK
WA0ITP - Terry - IA
KI8R - Mike - OH
AC0BQ - Johnny - KS
JB4QQJ - Randy - NC
KB4OBQ - Bill - NC
K2HT - Dick - MO
W2SH - Charles - NJ
K8CQA - John - OH
KF5RYI - Steve - TX
There was one call I just couldn't get AC???, I'm sorry sir but the QRM clobbered you, better luck next time. If you're reading this drop me a line with your callsign and I'll be sure to look out for you.

For those who don't know the station here is:
Ant - 1/2 size G5RV attic mounted
KX3 running 3 watts
Swedish pump st key and regular cans.
With this antenna running only a few watts I never cease to be amazed.

What a grand evening, y'all gave the KX3 a great workout!
72/3 es God Bless to all de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
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



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


Last call for 2014 GQRP subs in time for the Spring Sprat

Tony Fishpool
 

The copy for the Spring Sprat is now with the printers and I will be
emailing the distribution list at close of business today. If you have been
meaning to renew your subs then please go to our paypal web page.

Choose the UK, EU and DX rate that applies to you www.gqrp.com/paypal.htm
http://www.gqrp.com/paypal.htm

Please do not extend your membership beyond the end of 2015 otherwise your
money will be refunded minus paypal admin costs. If you aren't sure whether
you have already paid for 2014 then feel free to email me to check.

Finally, I've been asked this twice recently so I will explain about club
membership. Your subscription entitles you to membership and comes with all
the benefits such as the Sprat magazine and access to club sales, technical
advice and our QSL bureaux. If you don't have a current subscription then
you aren't a member.

This means that if you are of the persuasion who likes to include
affiliations on QSL cards and email footers, then that's between you and
your conscience if your membership expires.

Kind regards
Tony G4WIF
Membership Secretary GQRP Club


Re: At Branson it would be fun to meet other military radio ops

Gregory Harris <wdx9khy@...>
 

Hello 4SQRP Group
I won't be attending any conferences but was a Navy Radioman (NEC 2304/9577) for a long time aboard many ships.
Fair winds Following seas
Greg WB9MII/QRP

From: Tom Sevart
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] At Branson it would be fun to meet other military radio ops
 
On 03/05/2014 16:21, n0evh@... wrote:
> All,
> Not sure how we might make this happen, but maybe someone has an idea.
> I was guessing that there maybe a few of us attending the Con in Branson
> that were in radio com for some branch of service. It would be fun to
> meet each other and share lies....I mean stories!
> Suggestions on how to make this happen?
> John N0EVH (Army MOS 05B20)

I was a 207X1 in the USAF from 1989 to 1993, so I'd be happy to swap
stories with you. I don't know how many other hams attending were
military radio ops, but this list is the place to ask.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton. MO
K6QKL Chuck, Fairview Hts. IL
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS
KD0SSD Leon, Pittsburgh, KS
W0MQY Joe, Pittsburgh, KS
WB0MHU  Bill, House Sprgs. MO
Tnx to all checkins, good band , good sigs.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: Wednesday evening 40m net

WA0ITP
 

Great net Wayne, congrats to all!
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:27 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wednesday evening 40m net

Wow, That's more like it! Oh yeah, grand turnout this evening,:
KV6Z - Bill - OK
WA0ITP - Terry - IA
KI8R - Mike - OH
AC0BQ - Johnny - KS
JB4QQJ - Randy - NC
KB4OBQ - Bill - NC
K2HT - Dick - MO
W2SH - Charles - NJ
K8CQA - John - OH
KF5RYI - Steve - TX
There was one call I just couldn't get AC???, I'm sorry sir but the QRM clobbered you, better luck next time. If you're reading this drop me a line with your callsign and I'll be sure to look out for you.

For those who don't know the station here is:
Ant - 1/2 size G5RV attic mounted
KX3 running 3 watts
Swedish pump st key and regular cans.
With this antenna running only a few watts I never cease to be amazed.

What a grand evening, y'all gave the KX3 a great workout!
72/3 es God Bless to all de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
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


80M CW Net Checkins

WA0ITP
 

80 was in pretty good shape tonight with all signals very copyable and some were quite loud.  Making it in were:



Don't forget the 7122 net tmrrrow morning at 8:30  I'll try to be around earlier for the East Coast guys.

72 es tnx agn


Wednesday evening 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Wow, That's more like it! Oh yeah, grand turnout this evening,:
KV6Z - Bill - OK
WA0ITP - Terry - IA
KI8R - Mike - OH
AC0BQ - Johnny - KS
JB4QQJ - Randy - NC
KB4OBQ - Bill - NC
K2HT - Dick - MO
W2SH - Charles - NJ
K8CQA - John - OH
KF5RYI - Steve - TX
There was one call I just couldn't get AC???, I'm sorry sir but the QRM clobbered you, better luck next time. If you're reading this drop me a line with your callsign and I'll be sure to look out for you.

For those who don't know the station here is:
Ant - 1/2 size G5RV attic mounted
KX3 running 3 watts
Swedish pump st key and regular cans.
With this antenna running only a few watts I never cease to be amazed.

What a grand evening, y'all gave the KX3 a great workout!
72/3 es God Bless to all de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
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 Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

QRM here so I'll be up 1 at 3565

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


Re: At Branson it would be fun to meet other military radio ops

Tom Sevart
 

On 03/05/2014 16:21, n0evh@sbcglobal.net wrote:
All,
Not sure how we might make this happen, but maybe someone has an idea.
I was guessing that there maybe a few of us attending the Con in Branson
that were in radio com for some branch of service. It would be fun to
meet each other and share lies....I mean stories!
Suggestions on how to make this happen?
John N0EVH (Army MOS 05B20)
I was a 207X1 in the USAF from 1989 to 1993, so I'd be happy to swap stories with you. I don't know how many other hams attending were military radio ops, but this list is the place to ask.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


At Branson it would be fun to meet other military radio ops

n0evh
 

All,
Not sure how we might make this happen, but maybe someone has an idea.  I was guessing that there maybe a few of us attending the Con in Branson that were in radio com for some branch of service.  It would be fun to meet each other and share lies....I mean stories!
Suggestions on how to make this happen?
John N0EVH (Army MOS 05B20)


Thurs Morning 7122 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.
--------------------------------
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. Wayne has discontinued the
8:30 40M net due to band condx at that 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.
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.

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


Re: Ice on Ants

Rick Bennett
 

May all of your birds be warblers singing in perfect phase...

Rick

On Mar 2, 2014, at 8:32 PM, <dekle@...> wrote:

 

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

Bill
KV6Z


Re: WX

Rick Bennett
 

Unfortunately the wx has kept me out of the shack because of work - sigh.  I think all of my antennas are up, but no time to pump any RF into them.

Hopefully spring will be here soon.  And hopefully without any flooding either because that means more hours of work also.

I hope everyone's antennas survived.

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Tom Sevart"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 3, 2014 6:04:35 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WX

 

Luckily (if you can call getting winter weather lucky) here we only got
already frozen sleet one night, then snow another night, so no freezing
precipitation on the wires.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Re: Ice on Ants

KD4OBQ
 

Long as it stays under 1200 pounds I will be OK. Guys are 350 pound braided line each, times 4 and wire is #10 and 4 30' telephone poles.

Come on ICE

72
Pat KD4OBQ

AR
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