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GOOD MORNING, Lil ol' world

Dale Putnam
 

It's 11F and a breeze... overcast, visi is 1/2 mile in fog that sticks to the windshield, antenna, trees,
grass... it's pretty.. and slick.
Great day to build antennas.. !!  Anyone?

Have a great day,
 
 
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Re: FW: NOAA Geomagnetic Forecast

WA0ITP
 

 I hope so, only way to go it up (I hope)


On 1/8/2015 4:28 PM, 'AG1P Ron' ag1p@... [4sqrp] wrote:

GA – looks like condx might be looking up if these surprise visits stop appearing.

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

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NOAA Ap Index Forecast
Observed Ap 07 Jan 038
Estimated Ap 08 Jan 018
Predicted Ap 09 Jan-11 Jan 015-010-010
 
NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 09 Jan-11 Jan
Active                35/25/25
Minor storm           15/10/10
Moderate storm        05/01/01
Strong-Extreme storm  01/01/01
 
NOAA Kp index forecast 09 Jan - 11 Jan
             Jan 09    Jan 10    Jan 11
00-03UT        4         3         3
03-06UT        3         3         2
06-09UT        3         3         2
09-12UT        2         2         2
12-15UT        2         2         2
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Re: LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING PROCEDURE(S)

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Dr. Don,

I disagree that any ground rod and connection to it via any wire or copper strap will be an effective RF Ground.

I think of 3 things that are considered "ground" - the first is AC safety ground (follow the NEC rules for compliance), and the next is Lightning Protection Ground, which is more complex than the AC ground - one can find good information on that subject on the Polyphaser website.  Ron Block had a 3 part series in QST some time back and I consider that a good resource.

Then comes "RF GROUND" - that is a nefarious term and is very often misunderstood.
No "ground wire" will provide an RF Ground if there is any length of wire or copper strap required to connect to Mother Earth.  Consider a good driven ground rod system outside the shack, then connect it to the shack with an 8 foot long wire or copper strap.
Now -- remember that RF flowing on a wire follows the same rules as for antennas and transmission lines - the impedance is low at the ground point, but is high 1/4 wavelength from that point.
On 10 meters, that 8 foot wire is about 1/4 wavelength long - so it has a low impedance at the connection with the ground rod, but at the end of that 1/4 wavelength wire, the impedance is quite high -- hardly a good ground for RF.

My view is that RF Ground is more of a concept than any physical thing.  It exists at the point(s) where the RF voltage is zero.  That occurs midway between the transmission line connection to a dipole, and midway between the transmission line connections to a vertical monopole and the ground plane.  It also occurs at several other places in the antenna field and transmission line system.  Creating an RF Ground in the hamshack at all frequencies we operate is an insurmountable task.

The solution is to keep the RF from getting back into the shack.  That is what baluns and current mode chokes on the transmission line are for.  Jim Brown K9YC has an excellent tutorial on handling RFI in the hamshack - see http://www.audiosystemsgroup.com/RFI-Ham.pdf -- his common mode chokes are good (he does not like the term 'balun') and quite effective.

In other words, keep the RF out of the shack and there is no need for an "RF Ground" in the shack - in fact, it is impossible to construct an RF ground in the shack at all frequencies.

73,
Don W3FPR    

On 1/8/2015 6:01 PM, Don Sanders w4bws1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Unc Phil, I believe the reference to not using the cold water pipe as ground is when there is no other ground provided. In your case I believe the cold water pipe is "using" the main AC ground just as you proposed. You would be using the same main AC Ground as the water pipe if you ran the 10 foot wire from the water pipe to your station AC ground. 
However this would not be a good RF ground. For a good RF Ground you should use a separate ground rod and wire( actually a 1 inch wide flat copper strip is best)  from the station. And then possibly a couple radials run either around your basement ceiling or external to the house. Depending on the bands needed, one for 40, 30, and 20 meters. 
Here I use a flattened 1 inch diam aluminum pipe from the station to three 6 foot ground rods spaced 5 feet in a triangle and bonded together with heavy welding cable. I added a 1/4 wave wire on 80 meters as a counterpoise to reduce the RF in the shack, lousy rocky/sandysoil, and use an MFJ artificial ground tuner. No RF in shack now. The equipment 3rd wire ground does go to the main AC input ground. 
Possibly others will have other good advice from their experiences. So far in 60+ years, no equipment damage from lightening, but I did have a couple tower hits which burned thru the coax wrapped around the tower leg, bonded to the tower and its ground.




Re: LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING PROCEDURE(S)

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 5:01 PM, Don Sanders w4bws1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Unc Phil, I believe the reference to not using the cold water pipe as ground is when there is no other ground provided. In your case I believe the cold water pipe is "using" the main AC ground just as you proposed. You would be using the same main AC Ground as the water pipe if you ran the 10 foot wire from the water pipe to your station AC ground. 
However this would not be a good RF ground. For a good RF Ground you should use a separate ground rod and wire( actually a 1 inch wide flat copper strip is best)  from the station. And then possibly a couple radials run either around your basement ceiling or external to the house. Depending on the bands needed, one for 40, 30, and 20 meters. 
Here I use a flattened 1 inch diam aluminum pipe from the station to three 6 foot ground rods spaced 5 feet in a triangle and bonded together with heavy welding cable. I added a 1/4 wave wire on 80 meters as a counterpoise to reduce the RF in the shack, lousy rocky/sandysoil, and use an MFJ artificial ground tuner. No RF in shack now. The equipment 3rd wire ground does go to the main AC input ground. 
Possibly others will have other good advice from their experiences. So far in 60+ years, no equipment damage from lightening, but I did have a couple tower hits which burned thru the coax wrapped around the tower leg, bonded to the tower and its ground.


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Re: LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING PROCEDURE(S)

Donald Sanders
 

Unc Phil, I believe the reference to not using the cold water pipe as ground is when there is no other ground provided. In your case I believe the cold water pipe is "using" the main AC ground just as you proposed. You would be using the same main AC Ground as the water pipe if you ran the 10 foot wire from the water pipe to your station AC ground. 
However this would not be a good RF ground. For a good RF Ground you should use a separate ground rod and wire( actually a 1 inch wide flat copper strip is best)  from the station. And then possibly a couple radials run either around your basement ceiling or external to the house. Depending on the bands needed, one for 40, 30, and 20 meters. 
Here I use a flattened 1 inch diam aluminum pipe from the station to three 6 foot ground rods spaced 5 feet in a triangle and bonded together with heavy welding cable. I added a 1/4 wave wire on 80 meters as a counterpoise to reduce the RF in the shack, lousy rocky/sandysoil, and use an MFJ artificial ground tuner. No RF in shack now. The equipment 3rd wire ground does go to the main AC input ground. 
Possibly others will have other good advice from their experiences. So far in 60+ years, no equipment damage from lightening, but I did have a couple tower hits which burned thru the coax wrapped around the tower leg, bonded to the tower and its ground.


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Re: LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING PROCEDURE(S)

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Phil,

First you should physically verify that the wire is indeed connected to the utility ground wire outside.� If it is, then you can use it to connect your shack ground.� The utility ground wire should connect to its own driven ground rod located as close to the electrical entry box as possible.

I think you are misinterpreting that NEC prohibition against using a cold water pipe as a ground.� There were times in the past when a cold water pipe was used as the *only* ground point in a house.
If that heavy wire connects between your cold water pipe *and* the utility entry ground rod, then you are OK, but if that cold water pipe connection is the *only* ground connection for the utility ground, then that is not a good thing and should be corrected.

If you cannot easily determine that you have an existing ground rod at your utility entrance, you could "play it safe" and drive a new ground rod at the utility entry point and connect the existing ground wire to that new rod.� If you want to comply with new grounding rules, drive another ground rod 6 feet away from the first and connect the 2 ground rods together with #4 wire (#6 qualifies as sufficient, but #4 is better).� The ground wire and the ground rods can be buried, in fact most inspectors prefer that they be buried because there is then a smaller chance that the ground wire could be cut with a lawn mower or weed cutting device.

If you are looking to that ground connection for lightning protection from your antennas, then that 160 mil wire is not adequate for the job (it is adequate for AC safety ground).� For lightning protection, run 2 or 3 inch wide copper strap to the outside ground rod and do not use any sharp bends - lightning likes to travel in a straight line.

An even better protection for lightning is to run a perimeter wire around your house (#6 or larger wire) with a driven ground rod at each point where the wire makes greater than a 45 degree turn - it only needs to be 6 inches to a foot deep.� That perimeter wire should also connect to the Utility Ground Rod (all ground rods must be interconnected for safety).� That perimeter wire will help keep a lightning surge traveling through the earth from punching a hole in your foundation.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/8/2015 5:27 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

Hey guys,

Getting ready to sheet rock my shack in the basement - to keep it warmer - and pondering how best to provide a safety ground, i.e. electrical ground. Of course, want to wire the ground before adding the rock, hi.

I am assuming the right way is to run a separate (but costly) large copper wire, 160 mil diameter from the earth ground connection at the main electrical box or secondary box (have one of those too) to my station location. Dr. Murphy (of Murphy's Law) of course saw to it that my station is at the other end of the house! Hi.

Then, I noticed that there is a 160 mil (big copper) wire running along a 2x4 header in the basement ceiling to the intake of my water line half way of the basement wall, secured with a ground clamp (which ACE hardware sells too). Hm. Perhaps I could run that remaining ten feet to my bench? I measured the resistance from the bare wire ground on a basement outlet to the water pipe and it is about 3 ohms. So for sure the cold water pipe is connected to my main box ground, likely directly.

However ("There is always an however," Mr Murphy says) the national electrical code - via a google search says DO NOT use a cold water pipe connection for the earth ground in a three prong socket replacement for a two prong socket (1950 era slang). I remember those.

Hm? Unc Phil in cold Lawrence, KS/W0XI



FW: NOAA Geomagnetic Forecast

AG1P Ron
 

GA – looks like condx might be looking up if these surprise visits stop appearing.

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

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NOAA Ap Index Forecast
Observed Ap 07 Jan 038
Estimated Ap 08 Jan 018
Predicted Ap 09 Jan-11 Jan 015-010-010
 
NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 09 Jan-11 Jan
Active                35/25/25
Minor storm           15/10/10
Moderate storm        05/01/01
Strong-Extreme storm  01/01/01
 
NOAA Kp index forecast 09 Jan - 11 Jan
             Jan 09    Jan 10    Jan 11
00-03UT        4         3         3
03-06UT        3         3         2
06-09UT        3         3         2
09-12UT        2         2         2
12-15UT        2         2         2
15-18UT        3         2         2
18-21UT        3         2         2
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LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING PROCEDURE(S)

Phil Anderson
 

Hey guys,

Getting ready to sheet rock my shack in the basement - to keep it warmer - and pondering how best to provide a safety ground, i.e. electrical ground. Of course, want to wire the ground before adding the rock, hi.

I am assuming the right way is to run a separate (but costly) large copper wire, 160 mil diameter from the earth ground connection at the main electrical box or secondary box (have one of those too) to my station location. Dr. Murphy (of Murphy's Law) of course saw to it that my station is at the other end of the house! Hi.

Then, I noticed that there is a 160 mil (big copper) wire running along a 2x4 header in the basement ceiling to the intake of my water line half way of the basement wall, secured with a ground clamp (which ACE hardware sells too). Hm. Perhaps I could run that remaining ten feet to my bench? I measured the resistance from the bare wire ground on a basement outlet to the water pipe and it is about 3 ohms. So for sure the cold water pipe is connected to my main box ground, likely directly.

However ("There is always an however," Mr Murphy says) the national electrical code - via a google search says DO NOT use a cold water pipe connection for the earth ground in a three prong socket replacement for a two prong socket (1950 era slang). I remember those.

Hm? Unc Phil in cold Lawrence, KS/W0XI







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Re: Bands Dead? [1 Attachment]

Tom Sevart
 

Speaking of lentils, I'm reminded of the story told to me by my wife about her sister when they were teenagers.  One day her sister read about a lentil diet and asked her mother to buy a large amount of lentils.  So she did, and after she got home, sis asked mother why she bought all those beans... apparently not knowing what lentils are.


Tom Sevart, N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


-------- Original message --------
From: "Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:01/08/2015 15:48 (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@..., Cecil Bayona <cbayona@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Bands Dead? [1 Attachment]

 

Hey Cecil,

How about some Keilbasa with those lentils; my grandparents were Swedish, near Malmo. They claimed that dish but: Kiełbasa is a type of Central and Eastern European sausage, which is also called Polish sausage and Ukrainian sausage.

Unc Phil, W0XI.........stay warm!

Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:47 AM
 

 a pot of lentils can be
quite good and it's quick to fix, I also have a
big ham that is would go real well with the lentils.





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Re: Bands Dead? [1 Attachment]

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Cecil,

How about some Keilbasa with those lentils; my grandparents were Swedish, near Malmo. They claimed that dish but: Kiełbasa is a type of Central and Eastern European sausage, which is also called Polish sausage and Ukrainian sausage.

Unc Phil, W0XI.........stay warm!

Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:47 AM
 

 a pot of lentils can be
quite good and it's quick to fix, I also have a
big ham that is would go real well with the lentils.





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Re: Bands Dead? [1 Attachment]

davemrtn
 

Cold day like this, I'd go with a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup !!


On 01/08/2015 11:47 AM, Cecil Bayona cbayona@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

3 degrees here in NW Arkansas early this morning
I was wondering what to fix for lunch and dinner.
I have not made a pot of homemade three bean
chili in quite a while, I guess we will have some
today, on the other hand a pot of lentils can be
quite good and it's quick to fix, I also have a
big ham that is would go real well with the lentils.

My neighbor across the street has frozen water
pipes by the meter, the city water came by and
gave the verdict, I had told him he needed to put
insulation on the meter, and I had some he could
have but he said that he didn't need it. Last
year we went through the same ritual and he ended
with frozen pipes, worse he got a friend with a
backhoe to dig and he ended cutting his and his
neighbors water pipe. Mine has over a foot of
insulation so I'm fixed for this winter, all I
have to worry about is what to fix for lunch.

At 11:25 AM 1/8/2015, you wrote:
>
>
>6 DEGREES HERE IN OLE LAWRENCE,
>
>UNC PHIL.............EAT SOME CHILLI!
>
>>[]
>>
>>'Mr. Long' nu0s@... [4sqrp]
>>Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:32 PM
>>�
>>Bands have been very strange. Currently 7 deg
>>F, -14C windy and bitter cold in Lincoln
>>Nebraska. Suppose to be warmer tomorrow...
>>
>>Sent from my iPad
>>
>>73 Scotty / NU0S
>>
>>
>>On Jan 7, 2015, at 15:53, Michael McEwen
>>mcewenk5osa@...
>>[4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>>
>>[]
>>
>>Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]
>>Wednesday, January 07, 2015 3:53 PM
>>�
>>Add:� Oklahoma Omniblast - 12F overnight...now
>>23F with 25-35 mph winds!� 40 and 20 pretty
>>dead here since this morning...Doc K5OSA
>>
>>On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM, WA0ITP
>>wa0itp@...
>>[4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>73,
>>Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
>>ARRL - LFSARC - 4sqrp #801 - NAQCC #7625
>>
>>Michael T McEwen
>>Lt Col, US Army, Ret
>>PO Box 338
>>Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
>>H:� 580 529-3412
>>C:� 580 919-9205

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Re: Bands Dead? [1 Attachment]

Cecil Bayona <cbayona@...>
 

3 degrees here in NW Arkansas early this morning
I was wondering what to fix for lunch and dinner.
I have not made a pot of homemade three bean
chili in quite a while, I guess we will have some
today, on the other hand a pot of lentils can be
quite good and it's quick to fix, I also have a
big ham that is would go real well with the lentils.

My neighbor across the street has frozen water
pipes by the meter, the city water came by and
gave the verdict, I had told him he needed to put
insulation on the meter, and I had some he could
have but he said that he didn't need it. Last
year we went through the same ritual and he ended
with frozen pipes, worse he got a friend with a
backhoe to dig and he ended cutting his and his
neighbors water pipe. Mine has over a foot of
insulation so I'm fixed for this winter, all I
have to worry about is what to fix for lunch.


At 11:25 AM 1/8/2015, you wrote:


6 DEGREES HERE IN OLE LAWRENCE,

UNC PHIL.............EAT SOME CHILLI!

[]

<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>'Mr. Long' nu0s@hotmail.com [4sqrp]
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:32 PM
Â
Bands have been very strange. Currently 7 deg
F, -14C windy and bitter cold in Lincoln
Nebraska. Suppose to be warmer tomorrow...

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty / NU0S


On Jan 7, 2015, at 15:53, Michael McEwen
<mailto:mcewenk5osa@gmail.com>mcewenk5osa@gmail.com
[4sqrp] <<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

[]

<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@gmail.com [4sqrp]
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 3:53 PM
Â
Add:Â Oklahoma Omniblast - 12F overnight...now
23F with 25-35 mph winds! 40 and 20 pretty
dead here since this morning...Doc K5OSA

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM, WA0ITP
<mailto:wa0itp@mchsi.com>wa0itp@mchsi.com
[4sqrp] <<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL - LFSARC - 4sqrp #801 - NAQCC #7625

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

Phil Anderson
 

PUTIN AND HIS BUNCH ARE PLAYING AROUND WITH HIS "WEATHER MACHINE" AGAIN.
REMEMBER THOSE RUMORS BACK IN THE 60S?

uNC pHIL
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 5:43 PM
 

Only two sig heard on any bands 20-160 and that was a mid pwr station in Oregon, KF7WNS, running K3Y/7
a Ca station was just barely copyable, too.
It is 13F here.. looking to warm up to 25F over night.
Maybe the rf can't get through the coax? Too cold?
or does it have something to do with the M class flare and CME getting here at the same time?
;-)

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


Wednesday, January 07, 2015 3:53 PM
 
Add:  Oklahoma Omniblast - 12F overnight...now 23F with 25-35 mph winds!  40 and 20 pretty dead here since this morning...Doc K5OSA

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:



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73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL - LFSARC - 4sqrp #801 - NAQCC #7625

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




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Re: Bands Dead?

Phil Anderson
 

6 DEGREES HERE IN OLE LAWRENCE,

UNC PHIL.............EAT SOME CHILLI!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:32 PM
 
Bands have been very strange. Currently 7 deg F, -14C windy and bitter cold in Lincoln Nebraska. Suppose to be warmer tomorrow...

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty / NU0S


On Jan 7, 2015, at 15:53, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 3:53 PM
 
Add:  Oklahoma Omniblast - 12F overnight...now 23F with 25-35 mph winds!  40 and 20 pretty dead here since this morning...Doc K5OSA

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:



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73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL - LFSARC - 4sqrp #801 - NAQCC #7625

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




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Re: Wednesday Night Net

dekle@...
 

My bad.

My antenna was bad.
I should have kept looking when I suspected it in the first place.
Looks like squirrels had lunch on the coax at the bracket mounted on the roof eve.
This means I heard WA8REI on a 12-foot piece of unterminated coax.
Now I have to work on it outside in the cold and get it repaired before the SSS.
I'll have to splice it temporarily until spring and hope it holds.
(I can't let Terry get too far ahead of me - HI.)

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 7122 Net

Charles W. Powell
 

Yup, WA8REI is the winner.  He was the only station I could hear, and he was about 579.

Chas NK8O


On Jan 8, 2015, at 8:40 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Ken - WA8REI -  was the only station I worked, no-one else heard me....
​72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH​

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 8:33 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Did anyone hear anyone?

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Re: 80M CW Chekins

Charles W. Powell
 

Terry was booming in last night from Iowa, but I didn’t hear much but noise from anyone else.  Most signals were down in the mud.  Same thing on 40 meters.  i did hear WA8REI on 40 meters at about 579, but nothing else was even distinguishable.

Kansas City was hovering around 6F at net time and dropped to 2F shortly thereafter.

Chas NK8O

On Jan 7, 2015, at 9:25 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Wow,

Gud condx, er radio, not wx, in NJ.  Terry was a vigorous 599 at my QNI, though drifting down to 579 at net close.  I thought I had a lower temperature at +7 deg F., for Terry sent 11 deg.  Ah so, I think he left off the minus sign. 

Minus sign in Morse?  Dah-di-di-di-di-dah.  Yup, that's a minus sign, or a SINGLE punctuation dash.  But, what we hear all the time is dah-di-di-di-dah, a DOUBLE punctuation dash, and that's because the guy talking is scratching his head (or elsewhere) trying to think of something to say.

So how come a single punctuation dash has one MORE dit than a double punctuation dash?  I don't know, and I doubt that Alfred Vail, the unfairly neglected inventor of our finger-talking language, was concerned by arcane punctuation elements.  Incidentally, his QTH is a dozen miles north of mine.

So, back to Terry's net.  NK8O was audible, but not readable.  I was away from the shack helping my wife work the TV remote to watch last Sunday's "Downton Abbey" ,and missed the next two KS QNIs, but W3ATT (yes, he uses CW, not the telephone!) was a robust 599+.  Oh, is there Morse for a plus sign?

72 es Happy New Year,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:31:59 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CW Chekins [1 Attachment]

 
Pretty good net tonite considering the propagation situation.  W3ATT Brian of the Shenandoah Valley QRP Club is a first timer, thank you Brian.  The have a rag chew on 3564 at 7P CST and Brian invites up to join in if we hear them.  Brian was the warmest at +9 and I was the coldest at -12 by the end of net.  Thaks to all for making it in.



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




Re: Wayne's spy radio qso on youtube!

Michael Kana
 

Great Video!  I'm collecting parts for a paraset. I have the front panel, key, and inductor form

I have not decided yet if I will build in a metal enclosure (cash box) or build a wood enclosure only for the chassis

Regarding spy radios I do have a GRC 109 transmitter, receiver, and power supply ready to go on the air 
73
Mike
AA9IL

Warning!  This is transmitted over a non secure medium

On Jan 8, 2015, at 9:22 AM, "'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

I have one also, along with a second transmitter I got when Fair
Radio Sales was selling them. You don't have to dust them off since they are
waterproof! I will send the exact tag info later. I would love to make a 2 way
paraset QSO.

Sam Neal N5AF
______________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:30:15 AM CST
From: "Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>, "ka0ncr@..."
<ka0ncr@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wayne's spy radio qso on youtube!

Nice Going guys!
Makes me want to break out my Paraset and try a paraset/paraset Qso.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] <
4sqrp@...> wrote:

>
>
> Forgot to mention that 4SQRP member, Nick WA5BDU is also in the vid at
> about 6 min. into it
>
> The 4SQRP group gets around! haa haa!
>
> 73 - Arnie KA0NCR
>
>
>

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


Re: Wednesday Night Net

Sam Neal
 

Hello Chas,

I cheated! I was running my trusty dusty 60 year old Heath-Kit AT-1 at 17
Watts output last night.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
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------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:41:46 PM CST
From: "Charles Moizeau w2sh@msn.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4SQRP <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Wednesday Night Net

I missed hearing Ken, WA8REI. Nor did I hear Wayne. N5AF called Wayne
(unsuccessfully) and he was a solid 569 here in NJ, but didn't answer my call
to him.

I got to the second 40m net a couple of minutes late, but heard nothing. I
guess sending a few times "4SQRP di-di-dum-dum-di-dit" is what I should have
done.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; dekle@atlasok.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:59:43 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wednesday Night Net



























Hi Bill,That RST to me would be in the ESP range! Ken was a healthy 559 to me
but it's a bear. I know it's bad when neither you or Terry show up. Oh well,
I'll give it the good old college try at 02:30z but I don't expect much.Thanks
for the ESP report!72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:51 PM, dekle@atlasok.com [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























Well, I'm sitting here monitoring 7122 and this is the first time ever
that I have no indication on my S-meter even with the preamp set to 30 dB !!!.
I had to check to see if my antenna was connected.
I did hear WA8REI and one bar lit up for his signal. A 519 report for him
would be generous. Wayne's signal made that first S-meter bar flash
occasionally. I'll let you figure out that RST - HI.
It's not all bad news however : (1) These conditions tell me that the
noise I usually get in my radio is not locally generated and (2) renews my
appreciation for a quiet band (but a little propagation wouldn't hurt either -
HI).


73
Bill
KV6Z



























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The Lord bless you and keep youThe Lord make His face shine upon you, and be
gracious unto youThe Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

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Re: Wayne's spy radio qso on youtube!

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I have one also, along with a second transmitter I got when Fair
Radio Sales was selling them. You don't have to dust them off since they are
waterproof! I will send the exact tag info later. I would love to make a 2 way
paraset QSO.

Sam Neal N5AF
______________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:30:15 AM CST
From: "Johnny Matlock jomatlock@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups.com" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>, "ka0ncr@yahoo.com"
<ka0ncr@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wayne's spy radio qso on youtube!

Nice Going guys!
Makes me want to break out my Paraset and try a paraset/paraset Qso.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, ka0ncr@yahoo.com [4sqrp] <
4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Forgot to mention that 4SQRP member, Nick WA5BDU is also in the vid at
about 6 min. into it

The 4SQRP group gets around! haa haa!

73 - Arnie KA0NCR



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

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