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Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Charlie Vest
 

A tornado went through just east of me ( about 40 miles ) and according to news reports 2 people were killed this afternoon. They were in far Northeast Oklahoma and it tracked on up in Kansas and I don't know about Missouri.

Very close to the Pittsburg / Joplin area, so I am praying everyone is okay and praying for those lost.

I understand the Quapaw , OK. , fire station was destroyed.

Charlie, W5COV


On 4/27/2014 7:54 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
On 04/27/2014 12:15, Dale Putnam wrote:
Well... now... it is snowing..
It snowed here today during the storm which came through except that the
snow was hard, round, and marble sized. It really covered the ground
until it melted away. Thankfully no damage to cars or windows, though
it was hitting the windows pretty hard.


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Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Tom Sevart
 

On 04/27/2014 12:15, Dale Putnam wrote:
Well... now... it is snowing..
It snowed here today during the storm which came through except that the snow was hard, round, and marble sized. It really covered the ground until it melted away. Thankfully no damage to cars or windows, though it was hitting the windows pretty hard.


--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

WA0ITP
 

Excellent!  Let us know how the upgrade goes, we'll all celebrate it with you.  Good having you in the Four State Group.



On 4/27/2014 3:28 PM, kd0wkv@... wrote:
Terry,

I am home every night so I have some time at home and what not to practice. The road signs is a good hint that I will most definitely will plan to use.  I wasn't on planning on transmitting while driving at all, since driving a truck is fairly intensive (at least I think so).  I think I will plan on getting the EZ Keyer, I think it will be a nice addition to my Kenwood TS-440SAT.  I plan on taking my test to upgrade to General in early May.  Thanks again for your help, I have really enjoyed all of your guy's emails back and forth on this board.

-73

Rob

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


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

kd0wkv@...
 

Terry,

I am home every night so I have some time at home and what not to practice. The road signs is a good hint that I will most definitely will plan to use.  I wasn't on planning on transmitting while driving at all, since driving a truck is fairly intensive (at least I think so).  I think I will plan on getting the EZ Keyer, I think it will be a nice addition to my Kenwood TS-440SAT.  I plan on taking my test to upgrade to General in early May.  Thanks again for your help, I have really enjoyed all of your guy's emails back and forth on this board.

-73

Rob


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

kd0wkv@...
 

Terry, No, I don't know CW that well yet and that Ez Meyer sounds like a great idea. What does an ex keyer do? 73 Rob P.S. I am thr truck driver that contacted your right before OzarkCon asking for tips on learning CW.


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

WA0ITP
 


FB  Rob,

If you're new to Morse code, I'd suggest an EZKeyer II, It goes together well, is a finished kit when complete (enclosure comes with it), and its' sidetone will make good sending practice.

If you already know code, and have a receiver, then the NS-40 would indeed be a good starter kit.   Put a 7122 crystal in it.  7122 is the Four State hangout, and KC0PMH is NCS for a net there on Wednesday evenings.

Hope this helps, pse don't hesitate to post your questions


On 4/27/2014 1:18 PM, kd0wkv@... wrote:

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

I have no experience doing SMT parts and very limited soldering experience. I think I'll do ok with through hole parts. I would like something a little more complicated to get me out of my comfort zone but maybe something simple would be wise. The NS-40 seems like a fairly simple kit. Thanks, Rob Rob Rob

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


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

Jeremy Utley
 

I think if it were me, I would start off with the NS-40 just to get your feet wet, so to speak.  Can probably have that one built and operational with a couple hours of work.  Would be an excellent starter kit – in fact, it’s what I used for my first kit to learn how to solder!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of kd0wkv@...
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:19 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

 

 

I have no experience doing SMT parts and very limited soldering experience. I think I'll do ok with through hole parts. I would like something a little more complicated to get me out of my comfort zone but maybe something simple would be wise. The NS-40 seems like a fairly simple kit. Thanks, Rob Rob Rob


Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Dale Putnam
 

I think Johnny is stiving for that new fangled radiation... "U-formed" radiation... 
or... maybe a new antenna design.. after the "C" pole type... this is an inverted "U"... 
now the question is.. where is and how is.. he going to feed it? 

Good Luck with it, Johnny.... bet you were just sitting around worrying about what to do next too... 
(that's my luck... )

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



To: 4sqrp@...; jomatlock@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:26:48 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US

 

Ohhhhhh OUCH!!!!! Sorry Johnny, buttttt now you have "varied" radiation, instead of the common old vanilla Vertical or Horizontal!

I feel your pain, man!

72....Walter - K5EST




On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 
Ge guys:
We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Dave <djwilcox01@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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





--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..





Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

Paul Smith
 

I can be there in an hour and a half. An antenna put up after a storm wading I. The mud is a good one.... Especially if there is still lightning around hi hi

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Ge guys:

We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Dave <djwilcox01@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

Paul Hughes <paulboserup@...>
 


The  4sqrp NS-40 is a CW tx only and you'll probably need the Magic Box switch to get the best out of it.  My experience is the Cyclone being the best choice, if you're a CW man.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: kd0wkv@...
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

 

I have no experience doing SMT parts and very limited soldering experience. I think I'll do ok with through hole parts. I would like something a little more complicated to get me out of my comfort zone but maybe something simple would be wise. The NS-40 seems like a fairly simple kit. Thanks, Rob Rob Rob


Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

Walter - K5EST
 

Ohhhhhh OUCH!!!!! Sorry Johnny, buttttt now you have "varied" radiation, instead of the common old vanilla Vertical or Horizontal!

I feel your pain, man!

72....Walter - K5EST




On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Ge guys:

We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Dave <djwilcox01@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

kd0wkv@...
 

I have no experience doing SMT parts and very limited soldering experience. I think I'll do ok with through hole parts. I would like something a little more complicated to get me out of my comfort zone but maybe something simple would be wise. The NS-40 seems like a fairly simple kit. Thanks, Rob Rob Rob


Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Wow Johnny! Some squall line! Surely you didn't need that!

72,
Rich K8MEG


From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Dave
Cc: Dale Putnam
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:43 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

Ge guys:
We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

Dale Putnam
 

Oh Johnny, dog gone it.. 
that hasn't been up that long either... 
Hope you can get it back without a lot of problem.. 

Well.. you know what they say... 
IF the antenna stays up all season.. it wasn't large enough.

I feel badly for your loss.... but... it will be a good NVIS.. !!

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



To: 4sqrp@...; djwilcox01@...
CC: daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:43:18 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US [1 Attachment]

 
Ge guys:
We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Dave <djwilcox01@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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





--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Dale Putnam
 

I've utilized the static bleeds on all my open line feeders. They are generally large wattage at the vertical section at the antenna..... and smaller wattages at the entry to the house... (that run is 100+ ft long) and 1/4 watt or less at the shack... why? because I want to SEE.. if there has been a problem... and this way... 
the 1 meg 2 - 5 watt resistors outside don't have issues... but the 100k 14 watt inside.. usually turn brown...black... or ash...   and I swap them out... after the first note of browning... WHY do this?  Because, I had just one set on each side of the open line.. and one across the line... at the entry to the shack.. that had apparently taken a hit...   I checked their value, resistance, after the front end of my rx decided to go on permanent vacation, from a static shock.. and I found 1/2 inch to 1 inch long static discharges coming from the tuner end of the feedline. Not understanding how that could be, the bleeders had been very good at keeping that from happening. The bleeders, (2 watt carbon) had been burnt from the inside out. The outer shell.. was just that.. a shell.. the resistance value was an open, and the inside was vaporized.. looked like a drill had gone through it. Now, rather than trust to one... I use a three sets... and the one that blows first.. is the one in the shack.... if the one in the shack has a problem.. that reminds me check the others too... simple shot with an ohmeter... no problem... and it can be done from the shack. 

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



To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
From: aldenmcduffie@...
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:14:17 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US

 
Terry,

Do you have any references regarding the reduction of static with your large value resistor in line?
Sounds interesting.

unc Phil

WA0ITP wrote:


Lots of boomers around the Four State area. I'm unhooked, and I'm sure
many others are also. I also employ a high value non inductive
resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's
never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72


On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:

With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has
their antennas grounded, disconnected...
and are safe

Have a great day,


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




--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.w a0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Pray that all is well in the Central US

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge guys:
We had a squall line come thru abt hour ago and it got me.
Oh well i have a brand new 40 m nvis!
It all works out.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Dave <djwilcox01@...> wrote:
 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Dale Putnam
 

Hi Dave,
  I'm sure glad to hear about your MTR, they are sure a good radio.
  Spring?.. Summer?.... well.. I was reading the other day.... that we have a total of 45 days growing season here...
I started the article with it was 56 and sunny... finished the 2 page article with it snowing and overcast... 
That's when I realized that.. they were absolutely correct... 
45 days.. .. that is... 2 in Jan... 2 more in Feb... 5 or, in good years, 6 - 7 in Mar..

The advantage to this???   The mosquitoes don't  have to call for landing instructions, and we don't have to 
wear ear protection when they take off.



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



To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: djwilcox01@...
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:37:01 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US

 

Dale,

Do you ever have spring or summer up there?  It's been cold in  Michigan, longer than we are accustomed and I have been in he Traverse City area 42 years.  There was an elderly visitor in church with shorts on and I had my long johns on....... In the same pew.  I hope he has a closer tie to the weatherman up above than I do.

72,

Love my MTR (Dale built it)

Dave K8WPE

On Apr 27, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

No snow here... yet... 
38deg... and 30 mph wind... 


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



CC: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:59:50 -0500
To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...

Gm guys:
Boomers predicted here all day. 
Feed lines unhooked, no storms at the moment, but it looks like the sky could fall at any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2014, at 8:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Lots of boomers around the Four State area.  I'm unhooked, and I'm sure many others are also.  I also employ a high value non inductive resistor across the feed line to gnd to help with static buildup, it's never unhooked.

Looks like you;re gettign some snow Dale.

72



On 4/27/2014 8:15 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:
With a line of T-Storms, and a lot of noise... I hope everyone has their antennas grounded, disconnected... 
and are safe

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

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




Re: Pray that all is well in the Central US

Dale Putnam
 

Well... now... it is snowing..
visibility is about 500 ft in horizontal snow.. 
pretty much melting as it hits..... so far.
Driving is not a good plan, just now.
Antennas are disconnected and the bleeder resistors are warm... (diagnosed by an infrared temp sensor)

Not a good day for playing radio.... maybe a good day for building tho!!

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: n0nb@...
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:14:24 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pray that all is well in the Central US

 
A bit of lightning and thunder here and just over half an inch. Still a
long way to go, but a most welcome shot of rain. It will be some time
before things are saturated around here.

The doublet was unhooked last night although the tower is awaiting
getting the ground grid put in place.

72, Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

WA0ITP
 

GA Rob,

Welcome to QRP, we appreciate your note.  You will find fine helpful folks in this most excellent of ham radio subcultures.   

Tell us a little about your building level.  Have you built kits before, if so which ones?  Are you ok with soldering SMT parts or would you rather stick to thru hole parts? Are you looking for a rather simple kit to start, or would you like to jump into a more complex one?

We'll be happy to help you get started.

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


On 4/27/2014 11:48 AM, kd0wkv@... wrote:
I am looking to get a good 40m kit to get me started with QRP.  I would like something easy, but also something that might take an evening or two to finish. Of course I would like to get it from 4Sqrp. 73 Rob P.S. This was my original msg sorry for the spam.

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
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Re: Good qrp kit for beginners

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I am looking to get a good 40m kit to get me started with QRP.  I would like something easy, but also something that might take an evening or two to finish. Of course I would like to get it from 4Sqrp. 73 Rob P.S. This was my original msg sorry for the spam.