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Re: Monday Sideband Net

Paul Smith
 

Hey Jeremy,
I sold my only microphone in 95 hi hi...I had not used it in years. KB0BSG did loan me a SW rx a while back. I will listen in next week.

de Paul N0NBD



On Dec 22, 2014, at 9:44 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

There's not much of any noise control that's good enough to battle the broadband noise level I have here, unfortunately.  I'm in the same boat - used to work a lot of CW back in the 90s, but was never much above 10wpm even back then - I keep saying I'm going to work on it again, but those "roundtuits" are hard to find for me these days!  One thing I can say is, if you can barely hear me when I'm calling the net, chances are I probably won't hear you at all at QRP levels - I run the full 100 out of my FT-920 as net control, so if you can barely hear me, between the power differential and my noise level, I probably won't hear you at all.

Bill never checks in, but he's usually listening - I think he's one of those guys like Paul Smith who misplaced their microphone and haven't found it yet!

Michael, next week, if we don't hook up on 40, maybe lets give a try on 80 if you got something for 80.  Might be a little better, who knows!

Jeremy, NQ0M


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
I tried a variety of noise control on my Icom 718...I did find that ANF seemed to be the best...could copy you, Jeremy, but did not hear Bill...didn't make the later net due to supper interference!

I love the challenge and can hardly wait to get the next shot.  I need to listen to the CW nets...I am just re-learning morse and it is proving to be harder for a 67 yr old brain than it was for a 14 yr old one...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

OK, so the early net nothing I could work was heard. Bill, KV6Z could
hear me real well, and reported that K5OSA was in there - I could just
barely hear the K5 when he called in, I think.

Late net, I did get one taker - KC9UDL, Frank up in Plainville, IL
checked in with higher power, but did drop down to 5 watts and was
still mostly copyable by me even at the true QRP level.

I am still dealing with a lot of noise on my side - the S-meter on my
920 is registering a constant S7 noise level on 40m each Monday night.
Gotta love living in town!

We'll do it again next week!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
> The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night (my work
> schedule permitting, of course). Tonite, we will again try a net at
> 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm CT.
>
> NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful
> downtown Iola, KS.
>
> Frequency is on our around 7.285 MHz, QSYing as needed to avoid
> traffic. Check the QRPSpots site for the actual frequency at net
> time!
>
> I apologize to everyone for missing the last couple of weeks! I've
> had some unluckiness with work that's caused me to get stuck a little
> late the last couple of Monday nights.
>
> Hope to hear all of you tonite!
>
> Jeremy, NQ0M
> in Beautiful downtown Iola, KS




--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205



Re: NAQCC MWN

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey Scotty!

The antenna definately isn't helping - I noticed on my 5-btv when I started calling the sideband net, I was getting people from the coasts, and nothing really local.  When I switched over to my 54' low wire with matching network, I could hear the close in stations a lot better on 40 and 80.

Just a little food for thought!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 9:16 PM, Scotty Long nu0s_73@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Thank you to all who tried to check into the NAQCC MWN. The band here was long and noisy for me on the Hustler BTV4 Vertical antenna. I may add an extra NAQCC net higher band different day of the week for Midwest/plains CW ops. Let this rookie op know your opinion and suggestions and thank you for your support God Bless Merry Christmas... 72, 73...

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S NAQCC MWN NCS 3715



Re: Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

There's not much of any noise control that's good enough to battle the broadband noise level I have here, unfortunately.  I'm in the same boat - used to work a lot of CW back in the 90s, but was never much above 10wpm even back then - I keep saying I'm going to work on it again, but those "roundtuits" are hard to find for me these days!  One thing I can say is, if you can barely hear me when I'm calling the net, chances are I probably won't hear you at all at QRP levels - I run the full 100 out of my FT-920 as net control, so if you can barely hear me, between the power differential and my noise level, I probably won't hear you at all.

Bill never checks in, but he's usually listening - I think he's one of those guys like Paul Smith who misplaced their microphone and haven't found it yet!

Michael, next week, if we don't hook up on 40, maybe lets give a try on 80 if you got something for 80.  Might be a little better, who knows!

Jeremy, NQ0M


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
I tried a variety of noise control on my Icom 718...I did find that ANF seemed to be the best...could copy you, Jeremy, but did not hear Bill...didn't make the later net due to supper interference!

I love the challenge and can hardly wait to get the next shot.  I need to listen to the CW nets...I am just re-learning morse and it is proving to be harder for a 67 yr old brain than it was for a 14 yr old one...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

OK, so the early net nothing I could work was heard. Bill, KV6Z could
hear me real well, and reported that K5OSA was in there - I could just
barely hear the K5 when he called in, I think.

Late net, I did get one taker - KC9UDL, Frank up in Plainville, IL
checked in with higher power, but did drop down to 5 watts and was
still mostly copyable by me even at the true QRP level.

I am still dealing with a lot of noise on my side - the S-meter on my
920 is registering a constant S7 noise level on 40m each Monday night.
Gotta love living in town!

We'll do it again next week!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
> The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night (my work
> schedule permitting, of course). Tonite, we will again try a net at
> 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm CT.
>
> NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful
> downtown Iola, KS.
>
> Frequency is on our around 7.285 MHz, QSYing as needed to avoid
> traffic. Check the QRPSpots site for the actual frequency at net
> time!
>
> I apologize to everyone for missing the last couple of weeks! I've
> had some unluckiness with work that's caused me to get stuck a little
> late the last couple of Monday nights.
>
> Hope to hear all of you tonite!
>
> Jeremy, NQ0M
> in Beautiful downtown Iola, KS




--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205



NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Thank you to all who tried to check into the NAQCC MWN. The band here was long and noisy for me on the Hustler BTV4 Vertical antenna. I may add an extra NAQCC net higher band different day of the week for Midwest/plains CW ops. Let this rookie op know your opinion and suggestions and thank you for your support God Bless Merry Christmas... 72, 73...

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S NAQCC MWN NCS 3715


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Michael McEwen
 

I tried a variety of noise control on my Icom 718...I did find that ANF seemed to be the best...could copy you, Jeremy, but did not hear Bill...didn't make the later net due to supper interference!

I love the challenge and can hardly wait to get the next shot.  I need to listen to the CW nets...I am just re-learning morse and it is proving to be harder for a 67 yr old brain than it was for a 14 yr old one...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

OK, so the early net nothing I could work was heard. Bill, KV6Z could
hear me real well, and reported that K5OSA was in there - I could just
barely hear the K5 when he called in, I think.

Late net, I did get one taker - KC9UDL, Frank up in Plainville, IL
checked in with higher power, but did drop down to 5 watts and was
still mostly copyable by me even at the true QRP level.

I am still dealing with a lot of noise on my side - the S-meter on my
920 is registering a constant S7 noise level on 40m each Monday night.
Gotta love living in town!

We'll do it again next week!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
> The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night (my work
> schedule permitting, of course). Tonite, we will again try a net at
> 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm CT.
>
> NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful
> downtown Iola, KS.
>
> Frequency is on our around 7.285 MHz, QSYing as needed to avoid
> traffic. Check the QRPSpots site for the actual frequency at net
> time!
>
> I apologize to everyone for missing the last couple of weeks! I've
> had some unluckiness with work that's caused me to get stuck a little
> late the last couple of Monday nights.
>
> Hope to hear all of you tonite!
>
> Jeremy, NQ0M
> in Beautiful downtown Iola, KS




--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

OK, so the early net nothing I could work was heard. Bill, KV6Z could
hear me real well, and reported that K5OSA was in there - I could just
barely hear the K5 when he called in, I think.

Late net, I did get one taker - KC9UDL, Frank up in Plainville, IL
checked in with higher power, but did drop down to 5 watts and was
still mostly copyable by me even at the true QRP level.

I am still dealing with a lot of noise on my side - the S-meter on my
920 is registering a constant S7 noise level on 40m each Monday night.
Gotta love living in town!

We'll do it again next week!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@gmail.com> wrote:
The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night (my work
schedule permitting, of course). Tonite, we will again try a net at
6:30pm and again at 7:30pm CT.

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

Frequency is on our around 7.285 MHz, QSYing as needed to avoid
traffic. Check the QRPSpots site for the actual frequency at net
time!

I apologize to everyone for missing the last couple of weeks! I've
had some unluckiness with work that's caused me to get stuck a little
late the last couple of Monday nights.

Hope to hear all of you tonite!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful downtown Iola, KS


6:30 SSB Net

dekle@...
 

QSL Report:


WQ5RP  58

K5OSA   45



73

Bill

KV6Z


Re: Semi QRP related - software

Michael McEwen
 

Don't run Linux because I am not sure what of my radio software will run on it.  I have an old SP laptop that I use exclusively for radio. My software includes:  FireFox, Echolink, Digipan, CQ100, QSO TV, Morse Machine, Winlog 32, and a couple of apps on some Firefox amateur radio sites.  I am not "programming  literate" and have no idea what it would take or what the implications would be for putting Linux on the laptop.

Good luck with your project...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM, rcadmus@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have become fascinated with the idea of CW-skimmer.  Too bad it is Windows only as I'm a Linux user only...


Anyway,  thought it might be interesting to do a skimmer type program that would take the output from a Soft-Rock or whatever and decode any cw.  Then check the calls it decoded against a watch list. (4sqrp, FP etc.)  Then take action on a hit - alarm, email or whatever.


That's what I would like to do.  First need to brush up on my programming skills and do some research on available libraries.  That's the real reason for this post.  


Anyone know of libraries and or algorithms related to digital filters, cw decoding etc that might help?  I tend to code mostly in C so that would be my main focus but am reasonably fluent in a jillion other languages so could consider most any. 


The last cw decoder that I wrote was in Apple II assembler many long years ago.  Too bad I didn't save the code but the teletype I was using as a printer at the time was awfully slow for a long listing 


Comments and suggestions gratefully accepted.


Thanks,


ray W0PFO





--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night (my work
schedule permitting, of course). Tonite, we will again try a net at
6:30pm and again at 7:30pm CT.

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

Frequency is on our around 7.285 MHz, QSYing as needed to avoid
traffic. Check the QRPSpots site for the actual frequency at net
time!

I apologize to everyone for missing the last couple of weeks! I've
had some unluckiness with work that's caused me to get stuck a little
late the last couple of Monday nights.

Hope to hear all of you tonite!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful downtown Iola, KS


NAQCC MWN

Mr. Long <nu0s@...>
 

Just a reminder NAQCC MWN MidwestNet tonight 0200 UTC 40m on or around 7.117...I hope the bands are good tonight with no coal in the stockings...

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty / NU0S / NAQCC MWN NCS Member Nr. 3715


Re: Semi QRP related - software

 

* On 2014 22 Dec 10:51 -0600, Ray Cadmus rcadmus@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Thanks for the response. I'll look into that.

In the meantime - Google strikes again - found linux-sound.org that may
have some of what I need.
Besides Fldigi, SO2SDR by Tor N4OGW tackles some of this. I used the
program for logging and then bought a softrock to play with the SDR
aspect but it wound up in a drawer and not used. See:

https://github.com/n4ogw/so2sdr

It is written using Qt and hence C++.

For Linux the most common sound interface will be ALSA. Fldigi does use
some portability libraries to achieve cross-platform capability.

72, Nate

--

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Semi QRP related - software

Ray Cadmus
 

Thanks for the response. I'll look into that.

In the meantime - Google strikes again - found linux-sound.org that may have some of what I need.

ray

--

On 12/22/2014 10:41 AM, Jeremy Utley wrote:
Ray, I believe FLDigi has some modem libraries you might be able to utilize that come with it. Not 100% sure, as i'm not a coder, but I am almost positive there's something there. Perhaps drop an email off to W1HKJ and ask him about it.


Re: Semi QRP related - software

Jeremy Utley
 

Ray, I believe FLDigi has some modem libraries you might be able to utilize that come with it.  Not 100% sure, as i'm not a coder, but I am almost positive there's something there.  Perhaps drop an email off to W1HKJ and ask him about it.

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM, rcadmus@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have become fascinated with the idea of CW-skimmer.  Too bad it is Windows only as I'm a Linux user only...


Anyway,  thought it might be interesting to do a skimmer type program that would take the output from a Soft-Rock or whatever and decode any cw.  Then check the calls it decoded against a watch list. (4sqrp, FP etc.)  Then take action on a hit - alarm, email or whatever.


That's what I would like to do.  First need to brush up on my programming skills and do some research on available libraries.  That's the real reason for this post.  


Anyone know of libraries and or algorithms related to digital filters, cw decoding etc that might help?  I tend to code mostly in C so that would be my main focus but am reasonably fluent in a jillion other languages so could consider most any. 


The last cw decoder that I wrote was in Apple II assembler many long years ago.  Too bad I didn't save the code but the teletype I was using as a printer at the time was awfully slow for a long listing 


Comments and suggestions gratefully accepted.


Thanks,


ray W0PFO




Semi QRP related - software

Ray Cadmus
 

I have become fascinated with the idea of CW-skimmer.  Too bad it is Windows only as I'm a Linux user only...


Anyway,  thought it might be interesting to do a skimmer type program that would take the output from a Soft-Rock or whatever and decode any cw.  Then check the calls it decoded against a watch list. (4sqrp, FP etc.)  Then take action on a hit - alarm, email or whatever.


That's what I would like to do.  First need to brush up on my programming skills and do some research on available libraries.  That's the real reason for this post.  


Anyone know of libraries and or algorithms related to digital filters, cw decoding etc that might help?  I tend to code mostly in C so that would be my main focus but am reasonably fluent in a jillion other languages so could consider most any. 


The last cw decoder that I wrote was in Apple II assembler many long years ago.  Too bad I didn't save the code but the teletype I was using as a printer at the time was awfully slow for a long listing 


Comments and suggestions gratefully accepted.


Thanks,


ray W0PFO



10 meters has been open past two mornings!

random.path
 

10m has been good yesterday and today! Isle of Man, Paraguay, and Sweden from Florida on 3 watts into a 16 foot wire thrown into a tree. Get it while you can!

Chip
AE5KA


Re: [QRP-L] RMRc net today

Dale Putnam
 

This was sent on Thursday afternoon...
Don't know how or why it was resent today..
IF you arrive on freq and I'm not there.. go ahead
and chat with anyone that is there.. practice.. that's
what it is all about.
Merry Christmas

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


> From: daleputnam@...
> To: qrp-l@...; 4sqrp@...
> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:33:15 -0700
> Subject: [QRP-L] RMRc net today
>
> Both nets 14.0625 at 2300 and 7.0625 at 2345 will be called.
> I'm trying to get my amp back on line again... so you may have to
> listen a little closer to the radio.. if I don't make it.
> Come check in and help bring our "done with shopping" percentage higher.
> C U Later
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
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> Dale - WC7S in Wy
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Thank you for your patience and support.
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I love this radio stuff.
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RMRc net today

Dale Putnam
 

Both nets 14.0625 at 2300 and 7.0625 at 2345 will be called.
I'm trying to get my amp back on line again... so you may have to
listen a little closer to the radio.. if I don't make it.
Come check in and help bring our "done with shopping" percentage higher.
C U Later

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


Thurs Morn net

WA0ITP
 

Nice net this morning, thanks to all who made it in on a cold morning.  Bart reported ice, snow and 34 degrees in Pittsburg. Cheking in were:

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I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Re: Tonight's 40m Nets

Jg
 

Had a decent copy on you here in Centra Cal during the net this evening Wayne. About 439 to 449.  But apparently I couldn't get my sig out well enough.  

Thanks for running the net each week!
John
 WB6HVH


On Dec 17, 2014, at 7:01 PM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good evening all,
As you can see a tremendous change from last week, Although the band went long it played nice for quite a while. I hope Terry had as much fun as I did this evening!
Thanks to all who made it in and to those who I didn't manage to pull out my apologies but a huge thank you for trying any way. I've included the reports as well this time so you can see how the band changed. The real bench mark was Sam (N5AF) in TX, he was running just 1 watt and the signal underwent quite a change,
Here are tonight's participants:
Early Net
Call Name Rec Snt County ST
N5AF Sam 569 559 Liberty TX
WA0ITP Terry 599 579 Wapello IA
AC0BQ Johnny 579 599 Shawnee KS
N0YJ Bert 579 559 Shawnee KS
WD9F Woody 579 579 Dearborn IL
NK8O Chas 599 579 Miami KS
WB0QQT Steve 449 579 Lancaster NE
KV6Z Bill 579 599 Rogers OK
KK5IB Darryl 599 599 Craighead AR
N5AF Sam 559 559 Liberty TX
K5TEB Terry 579 569 Hinds MS
Late Net
N0FN Neil 599 569 Winneshiek IA
N7WM Wendell 559 559 Gallatin MT
N5AF Sam 549 339 Liberty TX

​Thanks again one and all, a tremendous ​effort.
72/3 es God Bless
Wayne - KC0PMH

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