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Monday Sideband net

Jeremy Utley
 

Sorry for the late notice!

The Monday night Sideband net will be held at 6:30pm central time on or around 7.285mhz. Check QRPSPOTS for the exact frequency

Jeremy, NQ0M


Re: January Banner is up!

Donald Sanders
 

Nice issue. 
Here is a reference to current band conditions from qrp-l list


Look for an instructions button down the page .... interesting site.

72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV





Dr. Don W4BWS

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS



Re: January Banner is up!

Dale Putnam
 

Good issue Jeremy,
  way to go, putting it all together in the midst of the Holidays too!!
Good Job.. and a great read.. as is your style!

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:36:51 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] January Banner is up!

 
Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


Re: January Banner is up!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice Banner 
Good reading!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Monday, January 12, 2015, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good Job Jeremy!!!!!!


de Paul N0NBD


On Jan 11, 2015, at 6:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




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


Re: January Banner is up!

Paul Smith
 

Good Job Jeremy!!!!!!

de Paul N0NBD


On Jan 11, 2015, at 6:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS



Re: January Banner is up!

WA0ITP
 

Excellent rendition this month Jeremy good work.  Wayne, super article,  thanks for whipping it up.  Unc, looking forward to seeing your updated Rock Hound.  I always wanted to be able to say that my final was a nand gate.

Good stuff guys, thanks much.


On 1/11/2015 6:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner!  We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

>From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month!  Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


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Re: January Banner is up!

Jim Sheldon
 

Good Job on the Banner Jeremy and nice article on portable ops Wayne.  I was too busy testing the latest FW for the KX3 and PX3 panadapter (I'll try to get an article ready on the PX3 Panadpter for the KX3 for next month's Banner.  It's small enough and light enough to fit in the portable pack and not a big power hog either.  Going to make a great addition for field day.
 
The PX3 is a tad pricey, but for those who have used one and hate to be without one, it's really the cat's meow.
 
72,
 
Jim - W0EB
 

------ Original Message ------
From: "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; "Jeremy Utley" <jerutley@...>
Sent: 1/11/2015 6:48:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] January Banner is up!
 


Thank you Jeremy, really sweet job!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

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
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30MDG#1176
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GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686



Re: January Banner is up!

Wayne Dillon
 

Thank you Jeremy, really sweet job!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


January Banner is up!

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who scrambled and put together stuff for this
month's banner! We had a bang-up group of articles all submitted on
short notice, and it's now up and ready for your perusal!

http://4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

From the index:

OzarkCon Report
Recalling the Rock Hound
Quick Finder DX Chart
Adventures with a $7 radio
Time to think about portable
KB6NU's column

Remember that the normal deadline for submissions is the 25th of the
month! Keep those articles coming guys!

Thanks for all your support!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


NAQCC MWN

Mr. Long <nu0s@...>
 

Hey Gang quick reminder NAQCC QRS MWN Monday 8pm CST that's Tuesday at 0200 on the 40m band around 7.117 +/- depending if the frequency is free and clear. Listen up or down for net activity. I don't want to loose anyone so please again listen up and down. I will post on QRPSPOTS a few minutes before net time as a reminder. 

Hope you all had a great weekend, grab a warm cup of coffee and please stop in for comments...

Monday 8pm CST.....0200 Tuesday 40m 7.117 +/-

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty / NU0S / NAQCC MWN NCS
Member 3715



SSS Final Reminder

John Lonigro
 

This is your final reminder that the SSS is tonight (SUNDAY), from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST.

Send your results to secondsundaysprint@... and put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AAØVE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Adafruit Clock generator board.

Chris Howard w0ep
 

I happen to have a couple of the NT7S version of this board.
He made up a OSHPark (online board fab) version and I had to order three to get one.

Contact me if interested.

Chris
w0ep

On 1/10/2015 3:27 PM, Arnie Grubbs ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] wrote:



Hi Group,

Heres a link to the small board that I was talking about at the HBQRP group today that several
were interested in finding out more..

Adafruit Si5351A Clock Generator Breakout Board - 8KHz to 160MHz ID: 2045 - $7.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits <http://www.adafruit.com/products/2045>



image <http://www.adafruit.com/products/2045>










Adafruit Si5351A Clock Generator Breakout Board - 8KHz ... <http://www.adafruit.com/products/2045>
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Adafruit Si5351A Clock Generator Breakout Board - 8KHz to 160MHz ID: 2045 - Never hunt around for a...
View on www.adafruit.com <http://www.adafruit.com/products/2045>

Preview by Yahoo



Several were talking about using this with a Raspberry PI board, or an ardruino for various projects.. Like a replacement for xtals in some old radios, or as a work bench signal generator, or embeded in a radio
project to give it several nice VFO functions.

This board has 3 programmable OSC. on board, and uses I2C com's with
what ever you are going to be controlling it with. It will run on 3.3 or 5 volts
as it has a regulator.

Overview | Adafruit Si5351 Clock Generator Breakout | Adafruit Learning System <https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-si5351-clock-generator-breakout>



image <https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-si5351-clock-generator-breakout>










Overview | Adafruit Si5351 Clock Generator Breakout | Ad... <https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-si5351-clock-generator-breakout>
Never hunt around for another crystal again, with the Si5351 clock generator breakout from Adafruit! This chip has a precision 25MHz crystal reference and internal ...
View on learn.adafruit.com <https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-si5351-clock-generator-breakout>

Preview by Yahoo



Combine this with an ardruino micro and a 16x2 LCD "sheild"
and you would have a nice signal gen. that you could program how ever you like it to operate. Or a system for that new QRP circuit you have been eyeballing!

Well, have to run to work now.. so..

73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Adafruit Clock generator board.

ka0ncr
 


Hi Group,

Heres a link to the small board that I was talking about at the HBQRP group today that several
were interested in finding out more..


Several were talking about using this with a Raspberry PI board, or an ardruino for various projects..  Like a replacement for xtals in some old radios, or as a work bench signal generator, or embeded in a radio 
project to give it several nice VFO functions. 

This board has 3 programmable OSC. on board, and uses I2C com's with
what ever you are going to be controlling it with.  It will run on 3.3 or 5 volts
as it has a regulator.

 
Combine this with an ardruino micro and a 16x2 LCD "sheild"
and you would have a nice signal gen. that you could program how ever you like it to operate.  Or a system for that new QRP circuit you have been eyeballing!

Well, have to run to work now.. so..

73 - Arnie KA0NCR 


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

Phil Anderson
 


Thanks Sam, neat work for a ground, a termite ground at that!
Got my 160 mil wire now running from my cold water input pipe on the basement wall
to my radio bench. The other grounding clamp already there runs to the mains meter and rod other side of the house.
Checked with a meter at the bench, between the new safety ground wire and bare wire ground in the local 110
plug and get less than 2 ohms. Good to go.

I've got my ESD work pad and wrist gismo attached to the bench now and installing the 2nd receiver today (and tomorrow?) into
my K3........so I can run the P3 panadapter just purchased. Should be an interesting day until basketball time at 2 PM, hi, KU against TCU.

Strange things we do for ham radio!

Uncle Phil/w0xi
Friday, January 09, 2015 7:13 PM
Hello Uncle Phil,

My shack is in a converted 2 car garage - cinder block walls and concrete
floor. A minor crack appeared and those nasty little termites squeezed through
and ate some of my prize old magazines. The bug-spurt guy came and killed
then, drilling 5 holes through the concrete in the process, stopping them up
with plastic plugs/goo.

I removed two of them and with an inch to spare, I drove an 8 foot copper clad
ground wire into the ground under the slab through 2 of the holes, leaving
about 3 inches of rod showing. About as short a ground wire as I could ever
get. I then sealed the holes again, this time using hydraulic cement ( it
swells when it dries/setsw ) Keep us informed.

73,





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SSS Tomorrow Night

John Lonigro
 

DON'T FORGET!!!

The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow (Sunday) from 7:00 - 9:00 PM CST. If you've misplaced the rules, they are posted on 4SQRP.COM, under "4SQRP On Air Activities".

*************************************************************************************************
I'll be very busy the next few days. possibly all week. I hope to find time to at least summarize
this month's results, but the entire matrix of scores may have to wait a while.
*************************************************************************************************

Good luck in the contest!

72, John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Jan Banner

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Jeremy,
I've just posted a little something to the ozarkqrpbanner e-mail addy for inclusion in the January issue, presuming it's good enough. The other contributors set the bar pretty high ya know...
vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone!

So this afternoon, I sat down to do this month's Banner, and lo and
behold, there's no articles in the mailbox, with the exception of the
regular monthly KB6NU article. I don't feel right publishing such a
small banner, and I'm *sure* it's only due to the holidays, so I'm
going to do a one-time extension!

I'll wait for next Sunday evening (Jan 11) to write up the Banner. If
anyone has any article ideas, large or small, get them in this week
for inclusion! My ability to do this depends on you all, and I know a
bunch of you have some great things to write about! This is your
newsletter, I just collect and format it! Please help me make it the
best it can be!

Thanks,

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


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

Sam Neal
 

Hello Uncle Phil,

My shack is in a converted 2 car garage - cinder block walls and concrete
floor. A minor crack appeared and those nasty little termites squeezed through
and ate some of my prize old magazines. The bug-spurt guy came and killed
then, drilling 5 holes through the concrete in the process, stopping them up
with plastic plugs/goo.

I removed two of them and with an inch to spare, I drove an 8 foot copper clad
ground wire into the ground under the slab through 2 of the holes, leaving
about 3 inches of rod showing. About as short a ground wire as I could ever
get. I then sealed the holes again, this time using hydraulic cement ( it
swells when it dries/setsw ) Keep us informed.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
____________________________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:27:25 PM CST
From: "Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp]"
<4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Subject: [4sqrp] LOOKING FOR INFORMED OPINION ON STATION GROUNDING
PROCEDURE(S)

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


Re: W0OTM Shack Cam

Johnny AC0BQ
 

That's too Cool!
Johnny ACOBQ 


On Friday, January 9, 2015, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

www.qrz.com/db/w0otm

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



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


Re: GOOD MORNING, Lil ol' world

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Gary etal.....

As I mentioned before, I think Putin has regenerated the Russian Weather Machine and is playing with us.
It's 19 degrees here in Kansas at 1815Z; was about 6 degrees yesterday.

As the bands have closed down, I noticed the reflector traffic has picked up. Gotta be some sort of "law" of
hams and physics: B + C = k, where k is Putin's constant. I don't know how to define B and C, hi.

Uncle Phil, W0XI.

Friday, January 09, 2015 10:53 AM
 
Hey Ron,

48 f, south of you here in Bandon.  Still working on antennas that got shaken up from our last wind.  Cape Blanco, eight miles from here, got 100 mph+ last month and we had 18 inches of rain.  This month zero wind - zero rain.  Something strange about this heat wave - 65 f the day before yesterday.

Stay warm out there you guys.

73, Gary/KF7WNS

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 8:06 AM, 'AG1P Ron' ag1p@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Friday, January 09, 2015 10:06 AM
 

48 and cloudy on my deck in OR.  I played with antennas yesterday so need to give these old muscles and joints a day’s rest.

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 7:35 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; WA0ITP
Cc: Dale Putnam
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] GOOD MORNING, Lil ol' world

 

 

16 degrees out here and 20 mph wind out the the NW. BRRRRRR I’m sytaying in too

Paul N0NBD

 

 

On Jan 9, 2015, at 8:51 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:



Zero on my deck right now, I'm staying in.

On 1/9/2015 8:49 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:



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

 

 

Friday, January 09, 2015 9:35 AM
 

16 degrees out here and 20 mph wind out the the NW. BRRRRRR I’m sytaying in too

Paul N0NBD


On Jan 9, 2015, at 8:51 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Friday, January 09, 2015 8:49 AM
 

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,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 



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W0OTM Shack Cam

WA0ITP
 

www.qrz.com/db/w0otm
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...