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Skeeter Hunt 2014 Final Scores

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

Well, the deadline for log summaries for the 2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt has come and gone. The NJQRP Club offers a hearty and well deserved "Thank You!" to all who participated. Thanks also for your enthusiasm which helps keep this event going from year to year. We're growing by little bits, and with your help, we aim to make the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt a "must have / must do" outdoor QRP event for summers to come!

So without further ado - the top five finishers are:

1st Place -KX0R - George - 20,680 points
2nd Place - NA3QC - The North American QRP CW Club Team - 13,368 points
3rd Place - N3CU - Ken - 12,717 points
4th Place - N0SS - The Mid-MO Amateur Radio Club Team - 8,836 points
5th Place - WA0ITP - Terry - 6,232 points

Certificates of Acheivement will be received by these fine Skeeters, as well as by those who finished top for their state or province, as well as the top finishers in the SSB and Mixed categories. The top "Non-Skeeter" wil receive one as well.

To see the Scoreboard and the Sopabox comments, please see the links to those pages at http://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Thanks again and hope to catch you on the air for the NoGA Peanut Power Sprint this Spetember!

73 de Larry W2LJ
Skeeter #13


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4x4 Sprint

John Lonigro
 

While there is still 1 month remaining for the 2014 Second Sunday Sprint (September), the annual 4x4 Sprint is coming soon (October 4). In anticipation of that, the new rules have been posted on the 4SQRP website. There is also a new spreadsheet. Please feel free to download both and read them carefully. I can answer any questions, in case the rules are not clear.

Do not use the rules or spreadsheet from the 2013 event because they are out-of-date.

I'll try to remember to send a reminder a few days before the 4x4 sprint.

72,

John AA0VE


AR QSO Party and Brutus

Darryl J Kelly
 

AR QSO Party and Brutus are the same weekend. Please listen for us too.Darryl, KK5IB in Jonesboro, AR


Re: TenTec 506 Rebel

Daniel Mullen
 

Dave W7AQK,
  I am interested in hearing the views and experiences of you and others with the Ten Tec 506 Rebel.  I probably will never buy one myself, but I am nearing completion of a Ten Tec 1320 kit.  All seems well so far!
  I was disappointed though by your need to give your thoughts on firearms ownership and laws.  Yes you have the right, but is this the time and place?
  Peace.
  73 es God Bless Daniel KD0SZS

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 22, 2014, at 8:25, "w7aqk@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

David and All,
 
I don’t have one, but a lot of folks are having a good bit of fun with the Rebel.  It’s pretty “Spartan”, being single band, no SSB, and any bells and whistles come from your ability with software.  There was an excellent technical presentation made at FDIM this past May about all of this, so you might try and get your hands on that for a really excellent overview of what is possible with that rig.  Some folks have been able to add SSB to the rig’s capabilities.  There has also been a good bit of info on the software in various magazines, including Sprat.
 
As you probably know, Ten-Tec is coming out with an upgraded model, called the Patriot.  It will have SSB, and some other improvements, but at twice the price of the Rebel.  I think that rig is currently undergoing extensive field testing, so it may be a while before you can actually order one.
 
As an aside, guns DO kill!  Yes, it takes human hands to make that happen, but to say otherwise is like saying drugs and alcohol are not a problem either and don’t need to be regulated!  I’m not opposed to guns per se—I have three myself—but our laws on, and availability of, guns  in general are stupid! 
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
 
 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:22 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] TenTec 506 Rebel
 
 

Has anybody looked at, played with or purchased the TenTec 506 Rebel ???

If so, what's your critique ? I am thinking of getting one to play with....

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the
vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?


Re: TenTec 506 Rebel

w7aqk@...
 

David and All,
 
I don’t have one, but a lot of folks are having a good bit of fun with the Rebel.  It’s pretty “Spartan”, being single band, no SSB, and any bells and whistles come from your ability with software.  There was an excellent technical presentation made at FDIM this past May about all of this, so you might try and get your hands on that for a really excellent overview of what is possible with that rig.  Some folks have been able to add SSB to the rig’s capabilities.  There has also been a good bit of info on the software in various magazines, including Sprat.
 
As you probably know, Ten-Tec is coming out with an upgraded model, called the Patriot.  It will have SSB, and some other improvements, but at twice the price of the Rebel.  I think that rig is currently undergoing extensive field testing, so it may be a while before you can actually order one.
 
As an aside, guns DO kill!  Yes, it takes human hands to make that happen, but to say otherwise is like saying drugs and alcohol are not a problem either and don’t need to be regulated!  I’m not opposed to guns per se—I have three myself—but our laws on, and availability of, guns  in general are stupid! 
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
 
 

Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:22 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] TenTec 506 Rebel
 
 

Has anybody looked at, played with or purchased the TenTec 506 Rebel ???

If so, what's your critique ? I am thinking of getting one to play with....

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the
vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?


Re: nets

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

I sometimes get on 3895 on 75 meter phone with a local group from 0900-1100 UTC and Thursday morning the band was so bad I could barely hear anyone, even the guys who run legal limit. Then when I went to check in on the Sunrise Net at 1300 on 7123 I had the net control station in Florida at 579, but by the time he got back around to me he was 229 and a short time later the whole band fell out and I couldn't hear a soul! About as bad as it gets! Hope it was just a brief geomagnetic disturbance. 
Very 72
Cliff - KU4GW
4SQRP#536


---In 4sqrp@..., <wa0itp@...> wrote :

The A index is at 6 and 80 and 40 are showing it. Last night Paul
WA9PWP, and Bill, KV6Z, made it into the 80M net. 80 was vy noisy here.
They were both weak and watery and barely copyable. No one heard on 40
this morning. 40M is noisy here to day also.

It is discouraging (for all of us) to call and call into the empty
aether. Hope the prop improves soon, it should since we're coming into
the fall.

Thanks to Paul and Bill.

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


Re: TenTec 506 Rebel

Jeremy Utley
 

The idea behind it really interests me, as a technology/computer guy.  Honestly, if I didn’t already have a FT-817, I’d probably have already taken the plunge.  Last month’s QST had a pretty good review on it, both as a regular transceiver, and about it’s ability to be expanded since it’s Ardruino-based.  I think the technology in it is some of the future of ham radio, honestly.

 

Jeremy, NQ0M

In Beautiful downtown Iola, KS

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:23 PM
To: 4sqrp E-Mail Reflector
Subject: [4sqrp] TenTec 506 Rebel

 

 

Has anybody looked at, played with or purchased the TenTec 506 Rebel ???

If so, what's your critique ? I am thinking of getting one to play with....

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the
vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?


TenTec 506 Rebel

davemrtn
 

Has anybody looked at, played with or purchased the TenTec 506 Rebel ???

If so, what's your critique ? I am thinking of getting one to play with....

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?


Re: SOTA Weekend Sept 13, 14

Johnny AC0BQ
 

SOUNDS LIKE FUN!


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

SOTA Weekend is Sept 13, 14, cooresponding to our Brutus weekned,  Should be a buncha signals fo us to work.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Sota
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:32 -0500
From: Joe Hoepfner <hoepfnerjoe@...>
To: Cyclone ARC


FYI to all clubs

Joe, AJ0HH
Affiliated Club Coordinator

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Sota
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:11 -0500
From: Robert McCaffrey
To: Joe Hoepfner , bark_list@...




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <attorneys3@...>
Date: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Subject: Sota
To: w5rxu@..., kd5igg@..., w5xx@..., n9dgk@..., ky4z@..., wb8r@..., n8sy@..., n2yjz@..., w2kfv@..., k0cy@..., kb0dti@..., k0ky@..., ka0boj@...


To all managers:

Please forward this announcement to all possible club newsletters for inclusion in their September issues.

Thanks, K6EL


 September 13th & 14th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" 2014 Activity Weekend

North America SOTA Activity Weekend is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the twelve-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then. 






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


Last call for Skeeter Hunt Log Summaries

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

Log summaries are due NO LATER than 12:00 Midnight Saturday August 23/Sunday August 24. This is the last call! At that time, results are frozen and I will go with what has been received. So please, if you have not e-mailed me your log summary, please do do before then!

Any questions, feel free to pop me an e-mail at w2lj@arrl.net or you can visit:

www.qsl.net/w2lj

for all the info.


Thanks!

73 de Larry W2LJ
Skeeter #13


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Re: SOTA Weekend Sept 13, 14

Ray Cadmus
 

It's also PSK31 QRP TTF Saturday.  Are you ready for that?

ray    W0PFO

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On 08/21/2014 12:18 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

SOTA Weekend is Sept 13, 14, cooresponding to our Brutus weekned,  Should be a buncha signals fo us to work.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Sota
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:32 -0500
From: Joe Hoepfner
To: Cyclone ARC


FYI to all clubs

Joe, AJ0HH
Affiliated Club Coordinator

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Sota
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:11 -0500
From: Robert McCaffrey
To: Joe Hoepfner , bark_list@...




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <attorneys3@...>
Date: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Subject: Sota
To: w5rxu@..., kd5igg@..., w5xx@..., n9dgk@..., ky4z@..., wb8r@..., n8sy@..., n2yjz@..., w2kfv@..., k0cy@..., kb0dti@..., k0ky@..., ka0boj@...


To all managers:

Please forward this announcement to all possible club newsletters for inclusion in their September issues.

Thanks, K6EL


 September 13th & 14th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" 2014 Activity Weekend

North America SOTA Activity Weekend is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the twelve-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then. 





SOTA Weekend Sept 13, 14

WA0ITP
 

SOTA Weekend is Sept 13, 14, cooresponding to our Brutus weekned,  Should be a buncha signals fo us to work.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Sota
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:32 -0500
From: Joe Hoepfner
To: Cyclone ARC


FYI to all clubs

Joe, AJ0HH
Affiliated Club Coordinator

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Sota
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:11 -0500
From: Robert McCaffrey
To: Joe Hoepfner , bark_list@...




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <attorneys3@...>
Date: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Subject: Sota
To: w5rxu@..., kd5igg@..., w5xx@..., n9dgk@..., ky4z@..., wb8r@..., n8sy@..., n2yjz@..., w2kfv@..., k0cy@..., kb0dti@..., k0ky@..., ka0boj@...


To all managers:

Please forward this announcement to all possible club newsletters for inclusion in their September issues.

Thanks, K6EL


 September 13th & 14th is the annual "Summits-on-the-Air" 2014 Activity Weekend

North America SOTA Activity Weekend is a casual event involving tiny battery-powered radios on mountain summits.  It is not a contest but is intended to introduce "Summits on the Air" to newcomers with home stations who try to work summit operators during one or two days. There are no rules regarding power levels, modes or number of bands worked, but please be courteous when more than one station is trying to talk to a SOTA operator on a summit.  The SOTA operators have just climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet; they use low power; and they don't receive on split frequencies. 

Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15 and 10 meters CW.  Participants are invited to collect points toward certificates and trophies offered by the twelve-year-old international SOTA group (SOTA.org.UK).  As we learned in past years, this is a barrel of fun for both hill climbers and home operators.  See you then. 




RMRc 2200z 14.0625 today

Dale Putnam
 

The bands are in a bit of a fit.. but we'll call the net anyway.
I hope to have the amp repaired by then too.
C U on the net!

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


nets

WA0ITP
 

The A index is at 6 and 80 and 40 are showing it. Last night Paul WA9PWP, and Bill, KV6Z, made it into the 80M net. 80 was vy noisy here. They were both weak and watery and barely copyable. No one heard on 40 this morning. 40M is noisy here to day also.

It is discouraging (for all of us) to call and call into the empty aether. Hope the prop improves soon, it should since we're coming into the fall.

Thanks to Paul and Bill.

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


Wed. night PSK net checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

Where was everyone????
KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS 
Would someone like to try net control?  It's available.
Would like to pass it  around, let me know.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: 40 M NET

Michael Murphy
 

Johnny,

You were 459 when I checked in here from Ohio.  The SSB stations and QSB played havoc with you tonight.  

Tried switching between the inverted vee and vertical, but no real change.

Hopefully things will improve as we move into fall.

72

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www.ki8r.com

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40 M NET

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks all
Another fun one!
The band was sure wanting to change, and seemed to be better after the 8:30 net?
Here is what I have on the log, Kent please excuse me for the name mistake!




7:30
WD9F WOODY
WA9PWP PAUL
KU4GW FLOYD
KI8R MIKE
KB4QQJ RANDY
KD4OBO PAT
O8:30
WA9PWP PAUL
K4AKC TOM
K9ZTV KENT
KV6Z BILL
KK5IB DARRYL
​CUl
72

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


nets

Paul Smith
 

I heard a 4 call on 40 but nary another peep. i listened on 80 till i got a ringing ear and called it quits. maybe next week. ill take a listen in the morning.
Paul N0NBD


Re: Wed Nite Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

TNX Randy for the check in.
I had you qsl all the way.
Sorry I fell off at the end.
72 johnny AC0BQ/WQ5RP


On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 7:59 PM, KB4QQJ@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Well I thought after working Terry in a recent event at 599 both ways I was sure the 4sQRP net was going to be a piece of cake.....Well on the 40m net tonight Johnny was solid 579 when he answered me. I made my comment and heard nary a dit after that. I could tell he was there after that but the band just shot me down again. Nice signal though Johnny!! My ears just fell off at the end.

Randy_KB4QQJ




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


Re: Wed Nite Nets

kb4qqj
 

Well I thought after working Terry in a recent event at 599 both ways I was sure the 4sQRP net was going to be a piece of cake.....Well on the 40m net tonight Johnny was solid 579 when he answered me. I made my comment and heard nary a dit after that. I could tell he was there after that but the band just shot me down again. Nice signal though Johnny!! My ears just fell off at the end.

Randy_KB4QQJ

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