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Re: Twin Bridges

Paul Smith
 

I have never had an antenna up that didn’t need a tuner hi. I am interested in a tuner. I would like to see 4SQRP do a tuner.
de N0NBD Paul




On Oct 21, 2014, at 10:29 AM, Tom Skinner tom.ng3v@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I would order a tuner kit in a heartbeat.

Meanwhile, can you supply any particulars on the eBAY tuner you ordered?

Tnx es 73,

Tom. Ng3v@...

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 20, 2014, at 12:11 PM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Didn't think of that Tom!

I actually ordered a cheap ($14) Chinese tuner kit from eBay, but it probably wont get here for another month.

I figured that would be simple to carry with the SS40.

"We" should offer a simple tuner kit from 4SQRP.

I'll bet we couldn't keep the kits on the shelf.

72/3,

-Ed, WG5F-





Re: Tim Allen

Tom Sevart
 

KK6OTD

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Look up his real name, Tim Dick (I think he was born Timothy Allen Dick) and you will find his call and what appears to be his home address.


Chas - NK8O

On Oct 20, 2014, at 5:09 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I read the other day that he now has Tech license, but started out not having one.   Apparently a large number of the staff has tickets.


On 10/20/2014 6:05 PM, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] wrote:
On 10/20/2014 12:47, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I was hoping you had worked Tim Allen or Joe Walsh !!!
Is Tim Allen a real ham or does he just play one on TV?


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St. Paul, KS


Re: Twin Bridges

Tom - NG3V
 

I would order a tuner kit in a heartbeat.

Meanwhile, can you supply any particulars on the eBAY tuner you ordered?

Tnx es 73,

Tom. Ng3v@...

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 20, 2014, at 12:11 PM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Didn't think of that Tom!

I actually ordered a cheap ($14) Chinese tuner kit from eBay, but it probably wont get here for another month.

I figured that would be simple to carry with the SS40.

"We" should offer a simple tuner kit from 4SQRP.

I'll bet we couldn't keep the kits on the shelf.

72/3,

-Ed, WG5F-


One Last Go

dekle@...
 

I'll be in the kayak tomorrow morning (Wednesday) for a last try at (should I say it ?)  /mm.
I'll be on 7123 for the SRN check-in at 8 a.m. Central time then drop down to 7122 and call CQ.
If there's no action there, I'll QSY to 14060 +/-.

Hope to hear you,

Bill
KV6Z


RMRc - Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental cw Net

Dale Putnam
 

RMRc will meet today at 4pm MT - 2200z - to practice at your speed.
Be ready to exchange about your wx, and any projects that you are doing.
We will meet Tues and Thurs, and after the time change, will will stay with local time.

Hope to see you this afternoon,

This is the NAQCC net page. 
http://naqcc.info/cw_nets.html

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


First 4Sqrp SSB net

Wayne Dillon
 

Sorry folks, when I reported on the net last evening I forgot to mention my antenna, It's the same one I use for the 40m CW nets on Wednesday evenings, A 1/2 size G5RV attic mounted (along the roof ridge-line) oriented North-South. I'm guessing the radiation pattern is very close to circular on 40m which is the lowest band I can get it to "go" on with the FT920's internal auto ASTU.
Jeremy, I heard you call the CQ for the net then after the second one you faded to nothing hence the 3 1 report on my previous posting. I'm guessing the band did what it has been doing lately and went long. I don't think that the A and K indexes were helping either.
Next week, if I can make it I'll hook up the KX3, it needs an SSB workout.
72/3 all es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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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.

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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
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QRP-ARCI #11505
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: First 4Sqrp SSB net

ka0ncr
 

Hi Richard,

Sorry, didn't hear you calling.   My antenna wire is running east/west
so I am not sure that it has a good shot at your station.  Your location
is just about off the end of my wire, so that could be a problem. 
Maybe some of the others will report back if they heard you.

I will have to miss the next one, as I will be at work.. but will try to 
remember to catch the net in 2 weeks when i have that day off.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: Frog Sounds Xcvr

Chuck Carpenter
 

Lee,

On the one I built the only thing that did work OK was the receiver and the muting / sidetone circuit... :-)

I hear the receiver sucks.

Lee, w0vt




It has been described and discussed on the Rock Mite reflector, thought to not be a competitor to the RockMite, and was thought to be unable to meed FCC regs, as I remember.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Interesting kit.

Chuck Carpenter
 

Forrest,

There really isn't much actually similar to the Rockmites. Seems to be a conglomeration of several different QRP kits though. I've never been able to get more than 150mW from the one I built. It uses the oscillator from the mixer to drive the xmit buffer stage. The output is about 0.2 Vrms compared to the RM at the same point of 2 Vrms.

You would need to add a low pass filter to meet the FCC spec of -43dBc for spurious and harmonics.

The muting and sidetone circuit is interesting. I'd save that one for future reference.

There was considerable discussion on QRP-L but that soon died out with no resolution to problems as I recall.


Found a kit called the Frog Sound QRP. Similar in design to the rock mite except this has between 1.8 - 3 watts output. Available on e-Bay for $11.99 - $15.48.




Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Frog Sounds Xcvr

L L bahr <pulsarxp@...>
 

I hear the receiver sucks.

Lee, w0vt


 

It has been described and discussed on the Rock Mite reflector, thought to not be a competitor to the RockMite, and was thought to be unable to meed FCC regs, as I remember.


Re: First 4Sqrp SSB net

Richard Dickerson
 

I tried calling in at 7:30 to 8 but got no response .  I was using an 857D set to 10 watts and a ATAS 120 mobile in South Bend IN although I'm usually in Lubbock TX. Anyone hear me?

KB5NBY

Richard Dickerson

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 20, 2014, at 21:21, ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Well, the first weekly SSB net is over, and it seems like conditions were not all that good, due mostly

to the sun sending out a few flares.  I cheated a bit and cranked the rig up to about 20 watts..


I heard net control WQ5RP, AKA NQ0M,  at an RS of 45 or so, dropping down into the noise.


I heard WA0ITP, K5EST, and KC0PMH who were doing a bit better job here than net control.

I think net ctrl was vertical pol. and maybe everyone else Horz?   if you are reading this and

checked in, maybe you could mention your antenna pol. and the directions it favors?


I am not sure what to call the polarization of my antenna, its something I came up with a few

days ago and thought I would try out. Not sure exactly what this antenna is, but

  It seems to be a variant of a random length end fed antenna.like the EARCHI antennas.

I wanted to make something to get on the lower bands.. It seems to work well on 40 meters

for our Nebraska 40 meter noon net on 7.282. out into the pan handle.


It uses a 9-1 UNUN tied up at about 38 ft, and a 53 ft downward sloping radiating wire.

that is in an east to west orentation that ends at about 25 ft above ground over my garage..


The UNUN only has the vertical coax line to work against to drive the 53 ft wire.

The coax is RG-8, and comes down away from the tower and has about 10 large

ferrite beads clamped about 2 ft  above ground  which means

that there is about 35 feet of (vertical counter poise?) coax before it gets choked.


So, I don't know how much of my signal is vertical polarized, but it does seem to be

lower in noise than the ZS6BKW antenna I had up in about the same location before.


Anyhow.. Looking forward to checking in to these nets as much as I can.  I work

4PM to 4AM and the schedule as such is I work every other Monday night.  so 

I'll try to get in when I can!


73  - KA0NCR


.  


Re: Frog Sounds Xcvr

WA0ITP
 

It has been described and discussed on the Rock Mite reflector, thought to not be a competitor to the RockMite, and was thought to be unable to meed FCC regs, as I remember.


On 10/20/2014 8:22 PM, Forrest Plumstead fplum1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Found a kit called the Frog Sound QRP. Similar in design to the rock mite except this has between 1.8 - 3 watts output. Available on e-Bay for $11.99 - $15.48.

 
73
WB5HQO Forrest
Ham Radio WB5HQO
Webmaster for BUSH RIVER QUAKER CEMETERY

Campaign for the respect of the IARU QRP frequencies
NAQCC Member # 3678  FPQRP # 2642
SKCC Member # 6855    QRPadillo # 59
4SQRP # 857

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


Re: Tim Allen

Forrest Plumstead
 

The radio station on the set of "Last Man Standing" has always been a fully functional station. Many of the engineers and staff were licensed and took advantage of the station when not filming. A couple of months ago Tim did test and passed his test.

73
WB5HQO Forrest
Ham Radio WB5HQO
Webmaster for BUSH RIVER QUAKER CEMETERY

Campaign for the respect of the IARU QRP frequencies
NAQCC Member # 3678  FPQRP # 2642
SKCC Member # 6855    QRPadillo # 59
4SQRP # 857

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Look up his real name, Tim Dick (I think he was born Timothy Allen Dick) and you will find his call and what appears to be his home address.


Chas - NK8O

On Oct 20, 2014, at 5:09 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I read the other day that he now has Tech license, but started out not having one.   Apparently a large number of the staff has tickets.


On 10/20/2014 6:05 PM, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] wrote:
On 10/20/2014 12:47, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I was hoping you had worked Tim Allen or Joe Walsh !!!
Is Tim Allen a real ham or does he just play one on TV?


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




Interesting kit.

Forrest Plumstead
 

Found a kit called the Frog Sound QRP. Similar in design to the rock mite except this has between 1.8 - 3 watts output. Available on e-Bay for $11.99 - $15.48.

 
73
WB5HQO Forrest
Ham Radio WB5HQO
Webmaster for BUSH RIVER QUAKER CEMETERY

Campaign for the respect of the IARU QRP frequencies
NAQCC Member # 3678  FPQRP # 2642
SKCC Member # 6855    QRPadillo # 59
4SQRP # 857


First 4Sqrp SSB net

ka0ncr
 

Well, the first weekly SSB net is over, and it seems like conditions were not all that good, due mostly

to the sun sending out a few flares.  I cheated a bit and cranked the rig up to about 20 watts..


I heard net control WQ5RP, AKA NQ0M,  at an RS of 45 or so, dropping down into the noise.


I heard WA0ITP, K5EST, and KC0PMH who were doing a bit better job here than net control.

I think net ctrl was vertical pol. and maybe everyone else Horz?   if you are reading this and

checked in, maybe you could mention your antenna pol. and the directions it favors?


I am not sure what to call the polarization of my antenna, its something I came up with a few

days ago and thought I would try out. Not sure exactly what this antenna is, but

  It seems to be a variant of a random length end fed antenna.like the EARCHI antennas.

I wanted to make something to get on the lower bands.. It seems to work well on 40 meters

for our Nebraska 40 meter noon net on 7.282. out into the pan handle.


It uses a 9-1 UNUN tied up at about 38 ft, and a 53 ft downward sloping radiating wire.

that is in an east to west orentation that ends at about 25 ft above ground over my garage..


The UNUN only has the vertical coax line to work against to drive the 53 ft wire.

The coax is RG-8, and comes down away from the tower and has about 10 large

ferrite beads clamped about 2 ft  above ground  which means

that there is about 35 feet of (vertical counter poise?) coax before it gets choked.


So, I don't know how much of my signal is vertical polarized, but it does seem to be

lower in noise than the ZS6BKW antenna I had up in about the same location before.


Anyhow.. Looking forward to checking in to these nets as much as I can.  I work

4PM to 4AM and the schedule as such is I work every other Monday night.  so 

I'll try to get in when I can!


73  - KA0NCR


.  


Re: Monday night SSB net checkins

Wayne Dillon
 

GE Jeremy,
From my corner of SE Kansas I heard:
WQ5RP you at about 3 1
K5EST at about 5 5 (That was the one you missed I think)
WA0ITP at about 5 5
and KA4NCR again at about 5 5
Good start Jeremy, as fall progresses into winter I think it'll get better.
72/3 es God Bless my friend
Wayne - KC0PMH

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Kinda light on the checkins this evening, but I was fighting a S9
noise level on my vertical here.

Checkins:

KA0NCR - Arnie Fremont, NE
WA0ITP - Terry Ottumwa, IA - Via Relay from Arnie
K5??? - I know I busted this one - was way down in the noise - thought
I got K5ESP, but maybe it was just an ESP-based contact.

I think I need to throw up something of a cloud-burner antenna here -
the Vertical isn't real good for this net!

Also thanks to Bill, KV6Z for the SWL report from Claremore, OK.

We'll try it again next week - maybe I can throw up my 40m Dipole this weekend!

Jeremy, NQ0M
In Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




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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


Monday night SSB net checkins

Jeremy Utley
 

Kinda light on the checkins this evening, but I was fighting a S9
noise level on my vertical here.

Checkins:

KA0NCR - Arnie Fremont, NE
WA0ITP - Terry Ottumwa, IA - Via Relay from Arnie
K5??? - I know I busted this one - was way down in the noise - thought
I got K5ESP, but maybe it was just an ESP-based contact.

I think I need to throw up something of a cloud-burner antenna here -
the Vertical isn't real good for this net!

Also thanks to Bill, KV6Z for the SWL report from Claremore, OK.

We'll try it again next week - maybe I can throw up my 40m Dipole this weekend!

Jeremy, NQ0M
In Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


Re: Tim Allen

Charles W. Powell
 

Look up his real name, Tim Dick (I think he was born Timothy Allen Dick) and you will find his call and what appears to be his home address.

Chas - NK8O

On Oct 20, 2014, at 5:09 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I read the other day that he now has Tech license, but started out not having one.   Apparently a large number of the staff has tickets.


On 10/20/2014 6:05 PM, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] wrote:
On 10/20/2014 12:47, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I was hoping you had worked Tim Allen or Joe Walsh !!!
Is Tim Allen a real ham or does he just play one on TV?


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



net freq

Jeremy Utley
 

QRV at 7283


Re: I think I worked the "Most Interesting Man in Amateur Radio"

Jim Lowman
 

He now has his own ham license:

http://qrznow.com/tim-allen-gets-ham-license-w5kub-com-video/

72/73 de Jim - AD6CW

On 10/20/2014 4:05 PM, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] wrote:
On 10/20/2014 12:47, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I was hoping you had worked Tim Allen or Joe Walsh !!!
Is Tim Allen a real ham or does he just play one on TV?