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WA0ITP
 

Really cold this morning. I had +5 but it looks to be warming up a bit for the weekend, all the way up to freezing :o)

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RMRc nets today

Dale Putnam
 

14.0625 at 2300z 
7.0325 at 2345z

The Bands have been in great shape.. come check in, swap the magic numbers if you want to, 
find out what will be on the table for Thanksgiving... and practice your cw, at your speed. 

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


Re: 7:30 4S SSB SWL Report

Tim
 

Band was really long, I could hear faint signals on early net also here in NC. 
W4YN


Got it!

LARRY MAKOSKI <w2lj@...>
 


Got my Ozark yesterday, guys. Thanks so much!

73 de   Larry   W2LJ

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Re: Ozark Patrol Joy

dekle <dekle@...>
 

You're getting two valuable things:

1. Experience
2. Kindling

73
Bill
KV6Z

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From: "Paul Smith psmith61@cox.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 9:38 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark Patrol Joy


I got my O patrol built a while back. I intend on building a dovetailed box for it IF COULD figure out my dovetail jig�� dang I have messed up 8 ft of 1x3 so far and only have two suitable joints. My hand cut dovetails looked even worse�.. Back to the shop as soon as it warms up a little. The expected low for tonight is 10 degrees�..
BRRRRRR freezing in Kansas
N0NBD

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Ozark Patrol Joy

Paul Smith
 

I got my O patrol built a while back. I intend on building a dovetailed box for it IF COULD figure out my dovetail jig…… dang I have messed up 8 ft of 1x3 so far and only have two suitable joints. My hand cut dovetails looked even worse….. Back to the shop as soon as it warms up a little. The expected low for tonight is 10 degrees…..
BRRRRRR freezing in Kansas
N0NBD


Re: 7:30 4S SSB SWL Report

Richard Dickerson
 

That was me!

WF2F is my new call sign

Richard Dickerson
Lubbock TX
FR-817ND with ATAS-25 antenna

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On Nov 17, 2014, at 19:51, dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

WQ5RP      11

KC0DD       57

KA0NCR     59+10

N0TGR       33

Also heard what sounded like a "whisky foxtrot" calling, but I'm not sure.


Some were better and some were worse than the 6:30 net.


73

Bill

KV6Z


7:30 4S SSB SWL Report

dekle@...
 

WQ5RP      11

KC0DD       57

KA0NCR     59+10

N0TGR       33

Also heard what sounded like a "whisky foxtrot" calling, but I'm not sure.


Some were better and some were worse than the 6:30 net.


73

Bill

KV6Z


Monday Late Net (7:30pm)

Jeremy Utley
 

Good turnout for the late net tonite. Jim, KC0DD, was a great help in
catching some relaying stations on this one - think the band had
definately "gone long" at this point!

KC0DD - Jim - Drakesville, IA
KA0NCR - Arnie - Fremont, NE
W8BVI - Glenn - Cedarville, OH (relay via KC0DD)
N2UHC - Tom - St. Paul, KS (relay via KC0DD)

Not surprised I couldn't hear Tom - he's only about 30-40 miles away
from me as the crow flies.

I think signals were a little weaker here on the late net tonite, so
the early one might be better for signal strengths. Definately also
think having people relaying is a good thing - maybe even have someone
else try calling for checkins too. I'll keep doing the early and late
nets for a few more weeks and see how it goes.

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


Monday Early Net (6:30pm)

Jeremy Utley
 

Here are the results from the early (6:30pm) sideband net. Signals
were a lot better for me tonite - still have the S9 hash that I always
have here, but I was hearing people pretty clearly on this one!

KC0DD - Jim - Drakesville, IA
KA0NCR - Arnie - Fremont, NE
N0TGR - Dick - Augusta, KS

Arnie also indicated that my new "wahr" is doing a lot better. I
started off with my 920 set at around 30W at the start of the net, and
bunped it up to 100W at the very end. Thanks also to Arnie for the
relay help with Dick's checkin!

Jeremy, NQ0M
In Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


6:30 4S SSB Net SWL Report

dekle@...
 

WQ5RP     55/58

KC0DD      56

KA0NCR   58

N0TGR     59+



73

Bill

KV6Z


Re: Miniature Baluns

Myron WVØH <s9plus@...>
 

I think so, the data sheet claims 350-W but I would hesitate at that power level. You have to be sure that your load is resistive or nearly so. Any reactance will cause increased loss and thus power dissipation the balun and heat up. If you had two of the same kind you could attach two back to back and test with a 100-W HF transceiver and a dummy load. I use a hand held IR thermometer to check for hot spots. I've wound some 1:1/4:1 baluns on some BN-43-0202 cores and they are good to 100-W on HF, again, if they see a purely resistive load.

Myron WVØH
Printed on Recycled Data

On Nov 17, 2014, at 7:40 AM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Myron,
Do you think the baluns would be safe at 100 watts?
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Miniature Baluns

Darryl J Kelly
 

Myron,
Do you think the baluns would be safe at 100 watts?
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Miniature Baluns [2 Attachments]

Myron WVØH <s9plus@...>
 

On Nov 16, 2014, at 9:49 PM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I have found a pair of miniature baluns, PB 6 an PB 7.5 from Palomar Engineers. They measure 3/4" by 3/4" by 1 1/2" and weigh 1 1/2 oz, and are rated at 350 watts, waterproof and potted, with stainless steel hardware. I use banana plugs for my balanced wires. (Wouldn't use then at that wattage, but 100 watts maybe, QRP for sure.)
Darryl, KK5IB


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Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night.  This week, I’m going to try something different – since there’s been evidence the last couple weeks that 40 is “going long” before the 7:30pm time, I’m going to try once at 6:30pm Central time, and again at 7:30pm Central time for this week.  Those of you who are able to do it, try to listen for both (even if you’re one of those types who doesn’t have a microphone, at least take a listen) and lets figure out which time works better!

 

NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS.

 

Frequency is 7.285 MHz, QSYing down as needed to avoid traffic.  Check QRPSpots or the reflector for the actual frequency of the net!

 

I’ll be trying out a new antenna this week.  I’ve taken my old Ultimax 100 (http://www.ultimax-antennas.com/) and replaced the standard 24ft wire with a 54ft radiator, and tied it thru some trees at about 10ft in height.  Ought to be a pretty good cloud-burner.

 

Hope to hear you guys tomorrow night!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M

In Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


Miniature Baluns

Darryl J Kelly
 

I have found a pair of miniature baluns, PB 6 an PB 7.5 from Palomar Engineers. They measure 3/4" by 3/4" by 1 1/2" and weigh 1 1/2 oz, and are rated at 350 watts, waterproof and potted, with stainless steel hardware. I use banana plugs for my balanced wires. (Wouldn't use then at that wattage, but 100 watts maybe, QRP for sure.)
Darryl, KK5IB



NAQCC Sprint Wednesday Night

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

NAQCC Sprint Wednesday night!

The November sprint is this coming Wednesday evening local time (November 19th,
EST - 8:30-10:30PM, CST - 7:30-9:30PM, MST - 6:30-8:30PM, PST - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Thurday November 20th, 0130 to 0330Z in all cases.

For all the "official" information, please go to:

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There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
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This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight
key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you
must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
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If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
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Come join us and have a real good time!

72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

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Shawn Reed
 



Re: CQ 7.122

WA0ITP
 

Sri I missed you Johnny,  Been working on a project, man it feels good to build again.


On 11/15/2014 8:38 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Ge all 
Anyone on the air????
calling CQ at 7.122
72
Johnny AC0BQ



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JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


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I love this radio stuff.
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CQ 7.122

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all 
Anyone on the air????
calling CQ at 7.122
72
Johnny AC0BQ



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