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Support for 4SQRP

Tim N9PUZ
 

4SQRP's efforts are to fund Ozarkcon. Any easy way to help out if you can't help otherwise is to purchase a kit and donate it as a prize for 2015! You might even have an un-built kit or two laying around in your shop.

Another great way to show your support is to attend Ozarkcon if at all possible!

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 4/12/2014 12:48 PM, Rich Fowler wrote:
 
Thanks Terry, for all you do!

For those who are not reading what Terry said correctly, there is no intention or need to charge dues. There was a need to incorporate as a non-profit for the reasons Terry gave in his open letter. If you need clarification, drop one of the officers a note.

Distance from the "Four states" shouldn't be an issue. If you would like to help out in some way, send one of the officers an email and suggest how you would like to help. Maybe it's Net Control, kitting the new product, contacting potential speaker for Ozarkcon, whatever....there's a list of potential needs as the group grows.

One of the better ways the help is by buying our kits and promoting by demonstrating them at your local ham club or writing a review in your club newsletter. 

Thanks to everyone for supporting 4SQRP!

Rich K8MEG
Hi Rich.  My mistake for mis-understanding. ..... "Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities"....( eyes a little quick on the trigger. ;-)
I would be plenty happy, if ever there is something I could do, for a brother or sister in the group. 73, Shawn kf7yff.
The moon's to turn blood. Could that influence any bounce?


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Thanks Terry, for all you do!

For those who are not reading what Terry said correctly, there is no intention or need to charge dues. There was a need to incorporate as a non-profit for the reasons Terry gave in his open letter. If you need clarification, drop one of the officers a note.

Distance from the "Four states" shouldn't be an issue. If you would like to help out in some way, send one of the officers an email and suggest how you would like to help. Maybe it's Net Control, kitting the new product, contacting potential speaker for Ozarkcon, whatever....there's a list of potential needs as the group grows.

One of the better ways the help is by buying our kits and promoting by demonstrating them at your local ham club or writing a review in your club newsletter. 

Thanks to everyone for supporting 4SQRP!

Rich K8MEG


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Todd K7TFC
 

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM, David Martin <davemrtn@...> wrote:
Buy a kit from 4sqrp (helps to support costs of OzarkCon). Take the kit to my local club meeting and give to the club to be raffled off.

Hey! That's a good idea! 

I sure admire how you folks are so active and cooperate so well together. I sometimes think the club I'm president of more resembles an anesthetized snake pit!

Some of us here in SW Oregon-N.California have thought about putting on an annual conference/hamfest. There's a dozen clubs in the region, so it could be done if there's enough support. I wondering: about how much does it cost to put on OzarkCon?

73,

Todd
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Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

davemrtn
 

Dave,
Something I've done in the past is...

Buy a kit from 4sqrp (helps to support costs of OzarkCon).

Take the kit to my local club meeting and give to the club to be raffled off.

I've helped two clubs and some lucky person (winner of the raffle) gets to experience a 4SQRP kit, and maybe that person will order other kits or attend OzarkCon.


On 04/12/2014 11:51 AM, David Wilcox wrote:
 
Larry,

Some of us are too far away to help with physical presence but may be willing to "join" for a small fee to help keep the coffers full.  Just the kit offerings are enough to keep my interest and  interest to be a "member" and contribute, not to mention the free "banner" each month.

I pay a small fee each year to be a GQRP member and feel I get more than my money's worth.  I pay a little more for the QRP Journal and feel the same about it.  What say? 

If there are others who feel the same way let Larry know.

Dave K8WPE

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 12, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Larry Clement W2LAC <perlarryc1@...> wrote:

 

A very wise move. I think this will insure that our club will be around for a long time.

Larry  W2LAC  


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:31 am
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 
To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

davemrtn
 

OR.... maybe Dolly Parton !!!

On 04/12/2014 01:09 PM, Jerry Haigwood wrote:
 

Hi Terry,

    So who should I submit my mileage to?  >From my house to the hotel is 389 miles.  Multiply by two equals 778 miles driven.  My wife’s new Impala LTZ gets 28 miles per gallon which equals 27.8 gallons of gas at an average cost of $3.30 per gallon which equals $91.74.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation.  We had lots of questions after the presentation and lots of people wanting to build the sweeper.  I enjoyed the conference and really liked all the Saturday talks.  I have one suggestion.  It would be nice if you could find a “radio related” person to speak on Friday night.  Perhaps an FCC Field Engineer, or ARRL Director, or Ed Hare, or Riley Hollingsworth, or the current FCC enforcement person (Laura ???).  I would like it better than listening to the Branson mayor, etc.  ;-)

Jerry

 

 


From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:32 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 

 

To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

davemrtn
 

Ditto that sentiment here.

On 04/12/2014 11:51 AM, David Wilcox wrote:
 
Larry,

Some of us are too far away to help with physical presence but may be willing to "join" for a small fee to help keep the coffers full.  Just the kit offerings are enough to keep my interest and  interest to be a "member" and contribute, not to mention the free "banner" each month.

I pay a small fee each year to be a GQRP member and feel I get more than my money's worth.  I pay a little more for the QRP Journal and feel the same about it.  What say? 

If there are others who feel the same way let Larry know.

Dave K8WPE

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 12, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Larry Clement W2LAC <perlarryc1@...> wrote:

 

A very wise move. I think this will insure that our club will be around for a long time.

Larry  W2LAC  


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:31 am
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 
To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...>
 

Hi Terry,

    So who should I submit my mileage to?  From my house to the hotel is 389 miles.  Multiply by two equals 778 miles driven.  My wife’s new Impala LTZ gets 28 miles per gallon which equals 27.8 gallons of gas at an average cost of $3.30 per gallon which equals $91.74.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation.  We had lots of questions after the presentation and lots of people wanting to build the sweeper.  I enjoyed the conference and really liked all the Saturday talks.  I have one suggestion.  It would be nice if you could find a “radio related” person to speak on Friday night.  Perhaps an FCC Field Engineer, or ARRL Director, or Ed Hare, or Riley Hollingsworth, or the current FCC enforcement person (Laura ???).  I would like it better than listening to the Branson mayor, etc.  ;-)

Jerry

 

 


From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:32 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 

 

To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

Hello ardent hobbyists. I am very grateful for 4-stateqrp, as it has been a catapult for my RF interest. You all have offered your sound experience, graciously, backing up your kits 100%. Neat talent in each design. I must say, though, when I come up on a bridge that requires a due paid, to use, I swim across instead. I understand all good intentions. It sounds like a solution was needed, out of consideration towards the volunteers. It's asking alot for anyone to put their bank account up front to cover expenditures , until compensated. I haven't had any experience with clubs, otherwise, except for 4-state as a first. No criticism here. I just don't find it necessary, in my walk towards any horizon, to pay dues out, in monetary form. Just a principal of mine. I thank you for sharing. 73, Shawn Reed KF7YFF.


SSS Tomorrow night

John Lonigro
 

DON'T FORGET (like I usually do)!!!

The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow, 7:00 - 9:00 PM CDT. If you've misplaced the rules, they are posted on 4SQRP.COM, under "4SQRP On Air Activities". And they haven't changed lately.

Good luck in the contest!

72, John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Larry,

Some of us are too far away to help with physical presence but may be willing to "join" for a small fee to help keep the coffers full.  Just the kit offerings are enough to keep my interest and  interest to be a "member" and contribute, not to mention the free "banner" each month.

I pay a small fee each year to be a GQRP member and feel I get more than my money's worth.  I pay a little more for the QRP Journal and feel the same about it.  What say? 

If there are others who feel the same way let Larry know.

Dave K8WPE

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 12, 2014, at 11:53 AM, Larry Clement W2LAC <perlarryc1@...> wrote:

 

A very wise move. I think this will insure that our club will be around for a long time.

Larry  W2LAC  


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:31 am
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 
To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Larry Clement W2LAC
 

A very wise move. I think this will insure that our club will be around for a long time.
Larry  W2LAC  


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:31 am
Subject: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 
To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WAØITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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


Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

WA0ITP
 

To all members:

Some exciting things are happening here at Four State QRP Group. Up until
the last few years, the club was small enough that individuals could take
personal risk in buying parts and supplies to produce the kits that fund
OzarkCon each year. However the number of kits and sales increased
to the point that there was a serious financial burden on a few people who were
using their own credit cards and bank accounts for purchasing.

To eliminate the burden and potential liability to those individuals we had no
choice but to create a non-profit and put in place the structure required to
maintain it. We aren't unique in that respect. Sooner or later every
successful club that sells kits or other fundraising items, and began with
"no rules - no officers - no dues", will reach the point where they need to
make a decision to incorporate, or otherwise restructure their activities.

Ron Potter, AG1P, guided our effort and we are now incorporated as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri. This had to be done as the tax and legal
implications on individuals were too severe to be ignored. Incorporation
required officers and a board, a list of which is included below.

Income from kit sales has been sufficient to fund Ozarkcon
and we continue to work with volunteer designers to come up with new ideas,
several of which are now in development. Our goal to not become a big
profit making organization; in fact it's the opposite. We intend to only
have enough money in the bank to fund 2 or 3 OzarkCons, and to sell enough
kits to continue at that level, thus ensuring a bright future for OzarkCon.
We also see Four State as an educational facilitator, providing a venue for
members to learn electronics principles and skills, with rf-related
subjects being the primary focus.

I hope you understand and support our reasons for taking these actions.
Some members have already stepped up to help us through our infancy as a
non-profit. Other volunteers will be needed in the future. If you have a
passion for QRP and would like to help, please contact me, Ron, or any
board member. Together we can continue to provide a quality experience
at OzarkCon every year in early April.

Current Officers and Board members:

Officiers:
President: Terry Fletcher, WA�ITP
Vice President: Jim Kortge K8IQY
Sec'y/Treasurer: Ron Potter AG1P, Tom Brown W0MFQ backup

Board:
Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ
Walter Dufrain K5EST
Rich Fowler K8MEG
Herb Case WR9H
Jim Kortge K8IQY
Dave Cripe NM0S
Paul Smith N0NBD
Ron Potter AG1P
Terry Fletcher WA0ITP

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Re: Bug event

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Tnx Walter
Break out the bugs, clean the points and let em sing!
Sounds like fun.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

It's coming up next month....dust off the bugs!

<http://www.w6sfm.com/Bug_Roundup.html>

.........Walter . K5EST.........
Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............




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JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Bug event

Walter - K5EST
 

It's coming up next month....dust off the bugs!

<http://www.w6sfm.com/Bug_Roundup.html>

.........Walter . K5EST.........
Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............


Four State releases New Kit

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Group is pleased to offer a new kit for sale, the Designer
Dream Boards. It is a package of 3 printed circuit boards designed by Jim
Kortge, K8IQY. At only $20 plus shipping, it is an excellent value for DIY
builders. More information may be found on the order page here:
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/dream%20boards/ddb.php

These PC boards are targeted at the DIY designer/builder who would like to
construct their own RF or control designs using time tested bits of circuitry,
already in a PC board environment. The boards facilitate the construction of a
myriad of of RF systems or sub-systems including receiver, converters,
transmitters, and etc. utilizing builder supplied parts.

Thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group. All proceeds go to funding
OzarkCon.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Results of CW Tone Preference Poll [1 Attachment]

WA0ITP
 


Nicely dine Bill.  Whats your current project? 
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----- Original Message -----
From: dekle@...
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 7:55 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Results of CW Tone Preference Poll [1 Attachment]

First, I would like to thank all those who responded to the poll. The results will help me set the design parameters on my current project.

The attached document shows the results.

Figure 1 is a graph of the raw data. Each response I received was given an arbitrary number and graphed on a separate horizontal line as I received them. Note that some responses indicated a single frequency while others indicated a range of frequencies. Two responses indicated a preference for two discrete frequencies. You should be able to find yourself on this graph. (I’m number 25).

Figure 2 is my best attempt at a Histogram and shows the distribution of preferred CW audio frequencies for the 27 responses. The mixture of discrete data and continuous data made the graph a challenge to construct but I’m comfortable with the presentation.

I was surprised at the range of preferences. The spike at 700 Hz was no surprise, but the number of people that preferred lower frequencies (and in some cases, much lower frequencies) was. For those that offered a reason for a particular frequency, most cited hearing issues. Two people chose a particular frequency for enhanced readability under specific conditions, and one person said his choice was simply less tiring for long listening sessions.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z


Results of CW Tone Preference Poll

dekle@...
 

First, I would like to thank all those who responded to the poll. The results will help me set the design parameters on my current project.

The attached document shows the results.

Figure 1 is a graph of the raw data. Each response I received was given an arbitrary number and graphed on a separate horizontal line as I received them. Note that some responses indicated a single frequency while others indicated a range of frequencies. Two responses indicated a preference for two discrete frequencies. You should be able to find yourself on this graph. (I’m number 25).

Figure 2 is my best attempt at a Histogram and shows the distribution of preferred CW audio frequencies for the 27 responses. The mixture of discrete data and continuous data made the graph a challenge to construct but I’m comfortable with the presentation.

I was surprised at the range of preferences. The spike at 700 Hz was no surprise, but the number of people that preferred lower frequencies (and in some cases, much lower frequencies) was. For those that offered a reason for a particular frequency, most cited hearing issues. Two people chose a particular frequency for enhanced readability under specific conditions, and one person said his choice was simply less tiring for long listening sessions.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z


Re: Four State releases New Kit

Cecil Bayona <cbayona@...>
 

Very nice board set, I bought a set for experimental use.

At 09:00 PM 4/11/2014, you wrote:


The Four State QRP Group is pleased to offer a new kit for sale, the Designer
Dream Boards. It is a package of 3 printed circuit boards designed by Jim
Kortge, K8IQY. At only $20 plus shipping, it is an excellent value for DIY
builders. More information may be found on the order page here:
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/dream%20boards/ddb.php

These PC boards are targeted at the DIY designer/builder who would like to
construct their own RF or control designs using time tested bits of circuitry,
already in a PC board environment. The boards facilitate the construction of a
myriad of of RF systems or sub-systems including receiver, converters,
transmitters, and etc. utilizing builder supplied parts.

Thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group. All proceeds go to funding
OzarkCon.
---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
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< http://thepartsplace.k5nwa.com/ > < http://www.softrockradio.org/ >

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.


Re: Pictures

Tom Sevart
 

The photos are of the Wacky Key and two of the Homebrew contest winners.  I don't remember names and callsigns at the moment, but Gary W0MNA is in two of the pictures, winning two awards for All Scratch Built Radios, and Transmitters, Receivers, and Transceivers kit or modified categories, and then winning for Best in Show. 

I think I still have my notes at home, I'll look for them and send you an email with more information.

Tom


On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Timothy Stabler <wb9nlz@...> wrote:
 

Who are the four award winners (and for what) that are pictured in the April Banner?
 
Might want that for my Ozarkcon writeup for QQ.
 
Thanks.
 
Tim
WB9NLZ




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