Date   

Re: Send in your score

w2sh@...
 

For all but the first 10 minutes, I listened carefully around and about 14.060, 7.122 and 7.040 mHz   Until the closing bell, I heard not a single sprinter.  20m was pretty well closed, but 40m was working OK. 

Everybody but me away on spring break?

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
From: jonigro@...
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:36:23 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Send in your score

 
It's Monday. If you didn't participate in the SSS last night, your next
chance won't be until May.

If you DID participate in the SSS last night, don't forget to send in
your results so I can tally them. You've got until midnight tomorrow
(Tuesday) night to get them in. This is your only reminder to send in
your score. Send an email with your results to:

SecondSundaySprint@...

Put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Don't "reply" with your results. This is my everyday email. I have a
special one set up for sprints.

So far, I've received two (2) scores from last night. Maybe there were
a lot of storms all over the area. We had a forecast of severe
thunderstorms locally and I left my antenna disconnected. Perhaps a lot
of others did the same. Anyway, even if you only made one contact in
last night's contest, send it in. You may have done better than you
thought.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
SSS Coordinator



Re: Brrr!

Dale Putnam
 

You got that... or she has that right,, Jim.... 
I had to exercise my 4x4 this morning, to get out of the driveway... 
and still drug the transfer case and differentials,.... in the snow.
The antenna's are still up.. but the electric fence isn't.. had horses 
tasting the fresh green grass.... poking through the snow. 
  No flowers here.. yet... but the sun is out.. clear skies and now it is all the way
up to 24F... so the water will run today.
  Moisture is a good thing, but the 4th is a good day for planting.. the short crops...
Because the first freeze is +/- 2 weeks of Labor Day... 
oh.. that's right.. 45 days of growing season here.... 
3 in Jan... 2 in Feb.. a couple in May...     ... . . . . . .

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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: w0eb@...
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:31:02 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brrr!

 

Not as much snow, but 1/4" on the ground as of 7 a.m. in Park City, just North of Wichita.  Total precip (rain & melted snow in the gauge) .31" and we had some marble sized hail yesterday as well.  
 
Dale, my wife WAS going to set her yearly flowers out today, but decided, like you, that the 4th of July might be a better bet and the way things have been going this year, even that's not a sure thing - LOL!
 
Jim - W0EB

> Six to eight inches of heavy wet snow, blowed up into drifts, of 1 -
> 2 foot deep, by hard winds, during the night,and the current temps
> of 11... making it a fast return to winter. 
>
>
> Note to self.. don't talk about planting a garden.. until the
> 4th...     of JULY!!!
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
>
>
> Visit Your Group
>
>
> -


Re: Brrr!

Dale Putnam
 

Aw shucks... all I did was mention how I was so lookin forward to planting the garden... how it was going to be so nice to 
get it in the ground early for once... now that it is all plowed, raked and ready... 
Won't be sayin that again.... that's for sure. 


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



To: 4sqrp@...; w0eb@...
From: wayne.dillon@...
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:21:51 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brrr!

 

What are you guys doing wrong?!!! we got a little moisture yesterday but snow?
Oh well, maybe next week for the antenna service...
God Bless all and stay safe and warm
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

Not as much snow, but 1/4" on the ground as of 7 a.m. in Park City, just North of Wichita.  Total precip (rain & melted snow in the gauge) .31" and we had some marble sized hail yesterday as well.  
 
Dale, my wife WAS going to set her yearly flowers out today, but decided, like you, that the 4th of July might be a better bet and the way things have been going this year, even that's not a sure thing - LOL!
 
Jim - W0EB

> Six to eight inches of heavy wet snow, blowed up into drifts, of 1 -
> 2 foot deep, by hard winds, during the night,and the current temps
> of 11... making it a fast return to winter. 
>
>
> Note to self.. don't talk about planting a garden.. until the
> 4th...     of JULY!!!
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
>
>
> Visit Your Group
>
>
> -




--
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)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: 4sqrp

Scott ..
 

AJ, if you can, keep a lawn sprinkler running. The ice will prevent frost bite.

73 de n7net

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2014, at 6:31 AM, email4utoo@... wrote:

 

Dale, here in N.Arkansas ,, with TStorms comming in , i unhooked my antenna,  our fruit trees have bloomed already and we are expecting 26F , oldtimer told us to spray them with water before sunrise to save any small fruit ,which i will try - with Cherries, Peaches, and Pears at stake , it is worth it ! We planted cold or cool weather Veggies so far -onions, beets, leafy ones ,broccoli ,(taste so different fresh), Cauliflower ,peas , hope they survive ,will spray them as well. (if i had some extra plastic would cover them, might use feed bags .
          Been reading about Phasing Verticals , i wonder if anyone tried  that portable ?  Keep Warm ,spring is around the corner Dale .                         AJ KF5ZYB


Re: Brrr!

Wayne Dillon
 

What are you guys doing wrong?!!! we got a little moisture yesterday but snow?
Oh well, maybe next week for the antenna service...
God Bless all and stay safe and warm
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

Not as much snow, but 1/4" on the ground as of 7 a.m. in Park City, just North of Wichita.  Total precip (rain & melted snow in the gauge) .31" and we had some marble sized hail yesterday as well.  
 
Dale, my wife WAS going to set her yearly flowers out today, but decided, like you, that the 4th of July might be a better bet and the way things have been going this year, even that's not a sure thing - LOL!
 
Jim - W0EB

> Six to eight inches of heavy wet snow, blowed up into drifts, of 1 -
> 2 foot deep, by hard winds, during the night,and the current temps
> of 11... making it a fast return to winter. 
>
>
> Note to self.. don't talk about planting a garden.. until the
> 4th...     of JULY!!!
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
>
>
> Visit Your Group
>
>
> -




--
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)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: Brrr!

Jim Sheldon
 

Not as much snow, but 1/4" on the ground as of 7 a.m. in Park City, just North of Wichita.  Total precip (rain & melted snow in the gauge) .31" and we had some marble sized hail yesterday as well.  
 
Dale, my wife WAS going to set her yearly flowers out today, but decided, like you, that the 4th of July might be a better bet and the way things have been going this year, even that's not a sure thing - LOL!
 
Jim - W0EB

> Six to eight inches of heavy wet snow, blowed up into drifts, of 1 -
> 2 foot deep, by hard winds, during the night,and the current temps
> of 11... making it a fast return to winter. 
>
>
> Note to self.. don't talk about planting a garden.. until the
> 4th...     of JULY!!!
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --...   ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
>
>
> Visit Your Group
>
>
> -


Brrr!

Dale Putnam
 

Six to eight inches of heavy wet snow, blowed up into drifts, of 1 - 2 foot deep, by hard winds, during the night,
and the current temps of 11... making it a fast return to winter. 

Note to self.. don't talk about planting a garden.. until the 4th...     of JULY!!!

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


Re: Backing up Email

email4utoo@...
 

Terry , Thanks for the email backup Share ! i have been thinking about this as well, but since i saved all my emails from '98 @ 125k, maybe i should just do a spring cleaning and start anew ! hihi.   , Have Fun, AJ KF5ZYB

                               


Re: 4sqrp

email4utoo@...
 

Dale, here in N.Arkansas ,, with TStorms comming in , i unhooked my antenna,  our fruit trees have bloomed already and we are expecting 26F , oldtimer told us to spray them with water before sunrise to save any small fruit ,which i will try - with Cherries, Peaches, and Pears at stake , it is worth it ! We planted cold or cool weather Veggies so far -onions, beets, leafy ones ,broccoli ,(taste so different fresh), Cauliflower ,peas , hope they survive ,will spray them as well. (if i had some extra plastic would cover them, might use feed bags .
          Been reading about Phasing Verticals , i wonder if anyone tried  that portable ?  Keep Warm ,spring is around the corner Dale .                         AJ KF5ZYB


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

It's Monday. If you didn't participate in the SSS last night, your next chance won't be until May.

If you DID participate in the SSS last night, don't forget to send in your results so I can tally them. You've got until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) night to get them in. This is your only reminder to send in your score. Send an email with your results to:

SecondSundaySprint@...

Put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Don't "reply" with your results. This is my everyday email. I have a special one set up for sprints.

So far, I've received two (2) scores from last night. Maybe there were a lot of storms all over the area. We had a forecast of severe thunderstorms locally and I left my antenna disconnected. Perhaps a lot of others did the same. Anyway, even if you only made one contact in last night's contest, send it in. You may have done better than you thought.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Backing up Email

WA0ITP
 

I hadnt backed up my email messages, folders, address boook, etc, andwas feeling
vulnerable. It would have been a nightmare to lose all the Four State info. I
use Outlook Express and to say that the manual backup routine is convoluted is a
huge understatement.

Looking around for a backup utility program, I stumbled upon Amic Email Backup.
It will backup everything, folders, filters, messages, anf address book. for 11
different email programs including most, if not all, of the commonly used ones.
Plus it can be scheduled to run whenever you wish. Recovery looks to be a 1
click event.

Amic offers a free version good for 15 days. It's incredibly easy to use, and
now I'm breathing easier. Usual disclaimers of course. There are others out
there too, and all look to be much easier than backing up manually.

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


Spring/Winter pick one!!

Dale Putnam
 

Yesterday, it was a beauticul 69F with puffy clouds, and a very light breeze..
Not sure which I liked better the warm, or the no wind... but it was nice.. either way...
This morning.. I went out to feed horses... in 6 inches of new heavy, wet snow.. with 15 mph wind.. after a 
couple hours of Thundersnow.... and
at 27F.. now it is 22F and 25mph winds.. and fog with light dry snow...   
April is a fun month.. Yesterday.... getting ready to plant the garden.. today.. can't find the snow shovel fast enough... 

Hope you're all doing well.. and Iowa suvives the T-Storms. 

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


Re: Wanted: Begali CW Machine

Rick Bennett
 

Wish I had one to give to you!

Rick



From: "KENT TRIMBLE"
To: 4sqrp@..., "Phil Anderson"
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:52:39 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wanted: Begali CW Machine

 

http://www.i2rtf.com/html/cw_machine.html

73,

Kent  K9ZTV


On 4/10/2014 10:52 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
I don't know what that is but would like to find out.




Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Bart and others,

My thoughts on dues was a noble suggestion to show my support in any way I can. I look forward to future kits and other ways I can support the group from a distance. Keep up the great work guys. We need you, especially since the NorCal group has retired.

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 13, 2014, at 9:08 AM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:

The willingness of members to pay dues is nice and shows that a lot of members think they are getting a lot for their money from the 4State QRP Group and that is true, especially when you consider that there are no dues charged to belong to the “club”! That was the concept from the very beginning—“no rules, no officers, and no dues”!! That is as QRP as it gets. That is the way it should be. Terry’s “Open letter to Members” wasn’t a plea for money it was a letter explaining why the group went through the process of becoming a “non-profit”, not a easy thing to accomplish. The Group became a “non-profit” to protect those volunteers who went out on a limb to purchase components for a “run” of a kit, normally 100 kits! These volunteers were doing that with no guarantee that the kits would sell and guess who was left holding the bag if the kit was a flop:-) That, fortunately never happened due mainly to the fact that a lot of thought and time went into the selection of a new kit to be offered by the group. The amount that some of our kits cost to finance was and is considerable, to say the least! Now as a non-profit organization this isn’t a problem.

The problem, if you could call it that, is that the group as a non-profit has to have officers and a board of directors. You have to have people willing to serve—thus Terry’s open letter to the membership. To serve takes time and effort, blood/sweat/tears. in other words. The list of officers and members of the board that Terry gave have been serving, some of them for many years. Even the most giving of people get tired, wore out, or exhausted —— you get the idea. Whom among us are going to be willing to step up and give those that have been serving a chance to sit back and enjoy the 4State QRP Group, that is the question. Don’t get me wrong some of those that have served or are serving are happy and willing to remain in service, others, I’m sure, would like a break!

I was always amazed, in the early years of our group, how few of our members actually purchased our kits. Happily, that has changed and now a large percentage of kits sold by our group are purchased by our own members. A big reason for this is that many of those that bought our kits, early on, became members because they were happy with our kits. THAT is all that is needed to keep our group finically healthy. Buy a kit, but, you might say --- I’m not a builder. No problem, Dave Martin gave the perfect solution—buy a kit and give it back as a drawing prize at next year’s OzarkCon of give it to your local club to give away as a prize. Spread the word about QRP, our group, or simply the joy of building which was the backbone of early amateur radio!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588
FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000

------------------------------------

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: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

W0IIT
 

The willingness of members to pay dues is nice and shows that a lot of members think they are getting a lot for their money from the 4State QRP Group and that is true, especially when you consider that there are no dues charged to belong to the “club”! That was the concept from the very beginning—“no rules, no officers, and no dues”!! That is as QRP as it gets. That is the way it should be. Terry’s “Open letter to Members” wasn’t a plea for money it was a letter explaining why the group went through the process of becoming a “non-profit”, not a easy thing to accomplish. The Group became a “non-profit” to protect those volunteers who went out on a limb to purchase components for a “run” of a kit, normally 100 kits! These volunteers were doing that with no guarantee that the kits would sell and guess who was left holding the bag if the kit was a flop:-) That, fortunately never happened due mainly to the fact that a lot of thought and time went into the selection of a new kit to be offered by the group. The amount that some of our kits cost to finance was and is considerable, to say the least! Now as a non-profit organization this isn’t a problem.

The problem, if you could call it that, is that the group as a non-profit has to have officers and a board of directors. You have to have people willing to serve—thus Terry’s open letter to the membership. To serve takes time and effort, blood/sweat/tears. in other words. The list of officers and members of the board that Terry gave have been serving, some of them for many years. Even the most giving of people get tired, wore out, or exhausted —— you get the idea. Whom among us are going to be willing to step up and give those that have been serving a chance to sit back and enjoy the 4State QRP Group, that is the question. Don’t get me wrong some of those that have served or are serving are happy and willing to remain in service, others, I’m sure, would like a break!

I was always amazed, in the early years of our group, how few of our members actually purchased our kits. Happily, that has changed and now a large percentage of kits sold by our group are purchased by our own members. A big reason for this is that many of those that bought our kits, early on, became members because they were happy with our kits. THAT is all that is needed to keep our group finically healthy. Buy a kit, but, you might say --- I’m not a builder. No problem, Dave Martin gave the perfect solution—buy a kit and give it back as a drawing prize at next year’s OzarkCon of give it to your local club to give away as a prize. Spread the word about QRP, our group, or simply the joy of building which was the backbone of early amateur radio!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588
FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


Final reminder for SSS this evening!

John Lonigro
 

This is your final reminder that the SSS is tonight (SUNDAY), from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT.

There may be some strong thunderstorms in my area tonight (St. Louis). Hope the weather where you are is better.

Send your results to secondsundaysprint@... and put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

Jeremy Utley
 

Everyone, please keep in mind that to be a “member” of 4SQRP, you only need to meet one of two criteria:

 

1 – Subscribe to the mailing list

2 – Attend OzarkCon

 

So, everyone who receives this is a “member” of the 4SQRP group!  There’s never been dues or anything for the group, and considering the group’s been going for something like 7 or 8 years (maybe even more), I would highly doubt there ever would be a need for it.

 

Jeremy, NQ0M

In beautiful downtown Iola, KS

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Thomas Skinner
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:26 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; davemrtn@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 

 

I agree with Dave.  1200 miles (each way) is a bit of a jaunt.  I was, however, born and raised in Springfield back when Branson had a 4-way yellow blinker and nothing else.  Got my first license, a novice class (KN0PXL), in 1957 before I moved from Springfield.  So, I am attracted to the 4SQRP group and I would be glad to kick in some of my allowance.  Maybe those of us who did could be Associate Members - or something else fancy.

 

Just my $ 0.02 worth.

 

72, Tom - NG3V 

 

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM, David Martin <davemrtn@...> wrote:

 

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

Tom - NG3V
 

I agree with Dave.  1200 miles (each way) is a bit of a jaunt.  I was, however, born and raised in Springfield back when Branson had a 4-way yellow blinker and nothing else.  Got my first license, a novice class (KN0PXL), in 1957 before I moved from Springfield.  So, I am attracted to the 4SQRP group and I would be glad to kick in some of my allowance.  Maybe those of us who did could be Associate Members - or something else fancy.

Just my $ 0.02 worth.

72, Tom - NG3V 


On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM, David Martin <davemrtn@...> wrote:
 

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

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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

Rick Bennett
 

Yes, thank you to all of the people that do a lot of work for 4SQRP.  I know there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that keeps all of the kits and Ozarkcon a reality.  I joined 4SQRP when it was still pretty small and it has been neat to watch it grow.  

I was really disappointed that I have missed O'Con the last couple years.  I have had an important family event that fell on the same weekend both times.  But hopefully that will not happen next year.

73s, 

Rick KC0PET


From: "Shawn Reed"
To: 4sqrp@..., "Rich Fowler"
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:27:39 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Open letter to Members - Important Pse Read

 

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

wb8icn@...
 

Terry,

Congrats to you and the rest of the officers and board. I read one response that suggested we all pay a small fee annually as we do other clubs to help pay for all the overhead and free stuff 4SQRP doles out all the time...I am all for this and have no problem with it!
Keep up the great work and see you at Dayton!

00 & 72...Mikey, WB8ICN