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Re: Thursday Morning Net.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Terry and the group.
I would be happy to sit in as NCS for you tomorrow.
 72
Johnny 


On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I won't be available for the Thursday morning net this week. I will be
attending the funeral of a long time friend WAØMWW. Ron was a QRPer and
a good building buddy. I was privileged to know him, and his family,
for for 30 years. He introduced me to QRP and we spent many enjoyable
hours in his shop and on the air. He will be missed.

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central on
7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four
State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State
reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

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



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


Re: Thursday Morning Net.

Dale Putnam
 

Saddens me when great mentors move on, and I know they have done their best to leave us with their best,
so we may then do our best. I only met Ron once, on the air, a long time ago, but I know those that knew him 
well will surely miss him.
 

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 09:27:48 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Thursday Morning Net.

 
I won't be available for the Thursday morning net this week. I will be
attending the funeral of a long time friend WAØMWW. Ron was a QRPer and
a good building buddy. I was privileged to know him, and his family,
for for 30 years. He introduced me to QRP and we spent many enjoyable
hours in his shop and on the air. He will be missed.

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central on
7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four
State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State
reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

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



Re: Thursday Morning Net.

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Terry,
 
I'm very sorry to hear about your friend Ron.
It's always sad to lose one, but it sounds like you have some great memories.
 
With sympathy,
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:27 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Thursday Morning Net.

 

I won't be available for the Thursday morning net this week. I will be
attending the funeral of a long time friend WAØMWW. Ron was a QRPer and
a good building buddy. I was privileged to know him, and his family,
for for 30 years. He introduced me to QRP and we spent many enjoyable
hours in his shop and on the air. He will be missed.

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central on
7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four
State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State
reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

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


Thursday Morning Net.

WA0ITP
 

I won't be available for the Thursday morning net this week. I will be attending the funeral of a long time friend WA�MWW. Ron was a QRPer and a good building buddy. I was privileged to know him, and his family, for for 30 years. He introduced me to QRP and we spent many enjoyable hours in his shop and on the air. He will be missed.

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WA�ITP and this is a Four State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig, ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

--
72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 " " ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

--
72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: CQ on 7122.5

glene77is@...
 

GardnerGuy, 

So, What Is Your Call Sign,  and times of "CQ" 
that I might Better Listen on 7122.5 
Is this a plain "CQ" or something special like "CQ HW8"  ? 

I have a birdy from 40M around 7120.  Do you hear this same birdy ? 

Is this a crystal frequency ? 

There is the Sunrise CW Net at 7123 8:00AM , Memphis, TN, Time, lasts for 1.5 hours.  
So, you may sound like 500 Hz on the unwanted image Lower Sideband.  That would be QRM. 

Glen Ellis, KK4LPG


May SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

OM's:

The bands must be pretty bad these days. We only got 5 participants, with Bill (KV6Z) leading the way. He pulled in 5 QSOs. He's also leading the pack at this point, with only 4 more sprints to go before we decide who gets to use the club callsign during the 4x4 contest in October. He is 11 QSOs ahead of Terry (WA0ITP), who has been uncharacteristically silent the last couple of months.

I'm enclosing the May and cumulative sprint results. FYI, nobody claimed the Mother's Day bonus.

Note that I am still mulling over what the rules for the 4x4 contest should be this year. I don't want bonus points to determine the winner, but I'd like them to certainly help. So far, I've received one suggestion about changing the rules and more are always welcome. Other than the bonus points and the length of the contest (4 hours vs 2 hours), the rules will be very similar (if not identical) to these Second Sunday Sprint rules. Don't expect a huge learning curve. I expect there will be some form of bonus points for using a 4SQRP rig, but haven't hashed out the details yet.

Here's hoping the bands straighten up in time for the next SSS, scheduled for June 8th. Circle your calendars!

72,

John AA0VE


Re: I am on 7122 with pig number 158

Wayne Dillon
 

I'll look out for you on the net tonight Paul.
God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


CQ on 7122.5

Gary KF7WNS
 

Calling CQ on 7122.5 with Home brew tube TX with 3 watts


Re: I am on 7122 with pig number 158

Paul Smith
 



Sorry, I have to get a powered speaker..... I did not hear the earbuds. For some reason hooked to the tuner I had it on the signals were WAY down. I changed around and tuned the G5RV with my old BLT and now the pig is gangbusters. Johnny and I had a qso.....will try some tomorrow..

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On May 13, 2014, at 8:37 PM, "dekle" <dekle@...> wrote:

Well, Johnny and I just held a QSO party on 7122 and the guest of honor (N0NBD) never showed up ???????
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] I am on 7122 with pig number 158

 

CQ CQ CQ

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: I am on 7122 with pig number 158

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Well, Johnny and I just held a QSO party on 7122 and the guest of honor (N0NBD) never showed up ???????
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] I am on 7122 with pig number 158

 

CQ CQ CQ

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: RMRc 14.0625 @ 2200z today

Dale Putnam
 

Thanks Terry, 
  The band was pretty noisy for me today.. maybe Thurs will be better. 


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



Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 17:51:46 -0500
From: wa0itp@...
To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMRc 14.0625 @ 2200z today

Hi Dale,

I listened but didnt  hear a peep from the West, maybe Thurs.


On 5/13/2014 7:31 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:


Bring a friend, we'll practice/enjoy cw together.

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



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


I am on 7122 with pig number 158

Paul Smith
 

CQ CQ CQ

de Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: RMRc 14.0625 @ 2200z today

WA0ITP
 

Hi Dale,

I listened but didnt  hear a peep from the West, maybe Thurs.


On 5/13/2014 7:31 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Bring a friend, we'll practice/enjoy cw together.

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

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


RMRc 14.0625 @ 2200z today

Dale Putnam
 

Bring a friend, we'll practice/enjoy cw together.

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


Re: MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

Scott ..
 

I think email texting is one source for these changes. Before retiring I often used Qualcomm, and in these past fifteen years I've seen changes that I recognized.

n7net

Sent from my iPad

On May 12, 2014, at 6:11 PM, "Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Language is living and in constant change, but at a fairly leisurely rate.  As has been noted, "tks" is biting away at "tnx", and it's just a whisker shorter to send.  "Name" is often upstaged by a slightly quicker-to-send "op".  I don't use the latter because it  would reveal me as being an "olde pharte"; guess what?  I am!  I rigorously avoid "cul" because in my natal language it refers to an intimate body part.

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
CC: aldenmcduffie@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 11:27:52 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

 

Hey 4SQRPers, 05/12/14

 

Yup, the English Language - most languages for that matter - is full of inconsistencies.

These likely come for new words arriving from a village nearby that have a different

meaning but the same sound. Do this for hundreds of years and you get an increasing number of quasi-redundancies.

 

HOWEVER, Morse Code, is a new language time wise thanks to Mr Morse who coined it in 1836 or

there abouts.  That's like yesterday compared to say Latin or Greek.

 

I've begun studying Morse as a language and hope to summarize my findings for the Banner

sometime later in the year or next year. One of the interesting things I've found is that a majority

of words used in a casual QSO, such as TNX, FB, etc, are made up by hams. And the language

continues to evolve. An example of that is the arrival of the word "TU" for "thank you."

 

I've been keeping a copy of some of my rag chew QSOs and counting the frequency of use of

each of the words. The leading words so far are: ES, FB, 73, FER, IS, and TNX. I don't have enough

QSO samples yet to get a good ranking.

 

Of course contest words are different, the top rank is obvious, "5NN." I'm not collecting those

QSOs since that activity is pretty much call sign copying, i.e 700,000 call signs in the USA alone.

 

What is apparent so far is that comprehension for languages, including Morse Code, increases when enough words
are tied together for a thought. If a verb is included this aids the reader/listener to better comprehend of thought/sentence sent.
For example, when QTH is sent, you expect to get back a state abbreviation next rather than 5NN or something else.
Where is the verb? It is embedded in the QTH but we intuitively understant that. "My location IS...." Content matters in understanding.

 

Where I'm going with this is the idea that practicing Morse Code with short familiar messages should

increase one's ability to copy the QSO. And the rate needs to be high enough to begin to hear the words

and not the individual dits and dahs. Twenty WPM would be a minimum.

 

More later! Ain't ham radio fun! Uncle Phil, W0XI

 


Re: Fw[2]: Heteronyms... this is brilliant

Louis Axeman
 

Would it be odd to do otherwise?

On Monday, May 12, 2014 12:26 PM, "Rick Bennett kc0pet@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 
The key to operating your morse key is to lean the lean part of your hand on the table just right, put your dashes on the right and your dots on the left and make sure no character is left out, otherwise other hams may think poorly of your character.
 
de KC0PET, Rick

From: "Bill Cromwell wrcromwell@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:36:12 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Fw[2]: Heteronyms... this is brilliant

 
On 05/11/2014 05:36 PM, 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
> 
>
> "If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of
> them, what do you call it?"
>
Um....

The end.




Re: MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

Bill Cromwell
 

On 05/12/2014 08:17 PM, Joseph Bento n6dgy@... [4sqrp] wrote:

"TU" had a very different meaning when I was an electronics technician in the Navy. I couldn't use that without chuckling each time it was sent. It was an abbreviation to signify a very broken piece of equipment. :-)

Joe, N6DGY
Hi,

TU also means "terminal unit". Without context most of our words are plain 'gibberish".

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

Joe Bento
 

"TU" had a very different meaning when I was an electronics technician in the Navy.  I couldn't use that without chuckling each time it was sent.  It was an abbreviation to signify a very broken piece of equipment.  :-)

Joe, N6DGY


On 5/12/2014 11:57 AM, 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hi Phil,
 
I'm glad to hear that you're going to write about this subject.
I've noticed a few changes since I've come back to ham radio.
For example, the use of "TKS" instead of "TNX" just gets under my skin. But I do like the new "TU".
Also, if I send "HI", am I laughing or saying hello? Usually, in context, it's not a problem. And on it goes.......
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:27 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

 

Hey 4SQRPers, 05/12/14

Yup, the English Language - most languages for that matter - is full of inconsistencies.

These likely come for new words arriving from a village nearby that have a different

meaning but the same sound. Do this for hundreds of years and you get an increasing number of quasi-redundancies.

HOWEVER, Morse Code, is a new language time wise thanks to Mr Morse who coined it in 1836 or

there abouts.  That's like yesterday compared to say Latin or Greek.

I've begun studying Morse as a language and hope to summarize my findings for the Banner

sometime later in the year or next year. One of the interesting things I've found is that a majority

of words used in a casual QSO, such as TNX, FB, etc, are made up by hams. And the language

continues to evolve. An example of that is the arrival of the word "TU" for "thank you."

I've been keeping a copy of some of my rag chew QSOs and counting the frequency of use of

each of the words. The leading words so far are: ES, FB, 73, FER, IS, and TNX. I don't have enough

QSO samples yet to get a good ranking.

Of course contest words are different, the top rank is obvious, "5NN." I'm not collecting those

QSOs since that activity is pretty much call sign copying, i.e 700,000 call signs in the USA alone.

What is apparent so far is that comprehension for languages, including Morse Code, increases when enough words
are tied together for a thought. If a verb is included this aids the reader/listener to better comprehend of thought/sentence sent.
For example, when QTH is sent, you expect to get back a state abbreviation next rather than 5NN or something else.
Where is the verb? It is embedded in the QTH but we intuitively understant that. "My location IS...." Content matters in understanding.

Where I'm going with this is the idea that practicing Morse Code with short familiar messages should

increase one's ability to copy the QSO. And the rate needs to be high enough to begin to hear the words

and not the individual dits and dahs. Twenty WPM would be a minimum.

More later! Ain't ham radio fun! Uncle Phil, W0XI

 


Re: MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

w2sh@...
 

Language is living and in constant change, but at a fairly leisurely rate.  As has been noted, "tks" is biting away at "tnx", and it's just a whisker shorter to send.  "Name" is often upstaged by a slightly quicker-to-send "op".  I don't use the latter because it  would reveal me as being an "olde pharte"; guess what?  I am!  I rigorously avoid "cul" because in my natal language it refers to an intimate body part.

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
CC: aldenmcduffie@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 11:27:52 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] MORSE HAS FEW HETERONYMS

 

Hey 4SQRPers, 05/12/14

 

Yup, the English Language - most languages for that matter - is full of inconsistencies.

These likely come for new words arriving from a village nearby that have a different

meaning but the same sound. Do this for hundreds of years and you get an increasing number of quasi-redundancies.

 

HOWEVER, Morse Code, is a new language time wise thanks to Mr Morse who coined it in 1836 or

there abouts.  That's like yesterday compared to say Latin or Greek.

 

I've begun studying Morse as a language and hope to summarize my findings for the Banner

sometime later in the year or next year. One of the interesting things I've found is that a majority

of words used in a casual QSO, such as TNX, FB, etc, are made up by hams. And the language

continues to evolve. An example of that is the arrival of the word "TU" for "thank you."

 

I've been keeping a copy of some of my rag chew QSOs and counting the frequency of use of

each of the words. The leading words so far are: ES, FB, 73, FER, IS, and TNX. I don't have enough

QSO samples yet to get a good ranking.

 

Of course contest words are different, the top rank is obvious, "5NN." I'm not collecting those

QSOs since that activity is pretty much call sign copying, i.e 700,000 call signs in the USA alone.

 

What is apparent so far is that comprehension for languages, including Morse Code, increases when enough words
are tied together for a thought. If a verb is included this aids the reader/listener to better comprehend of thought/sentence sent.
For example, when QTH is sent, you expect to get back a state abbreviation next rather than 5NN or something else.
Where is the verb? It is embedded in the QTH but we intuitively understant that. "My location IS...." Content matters in understanding.

 

Where I'm going with this is the idea that practicing Morse Code with short familiar messages should

increase one's ability to copy the QSO. And the rate needs to be high enough to begin to hear the words

and not the individual dits and dahs. Twenty WPM would be a minimum.

 

More later! Ain't ham radio fun! Uncle Phil, W0XI