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Re: OzarkCon 2105 in 32 Days.

Paul Smith
 

GREAT post Terry.

de Paul N0NBD



On Mar 2, 2015, at 9:11 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

There are only 31 days to pregister for OzarkCon 2015. We have another
outstanding conference ready for launch. Please go here to see what's
new for this year. http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

Check out this year's great presenters and topics and you'll agree that
Saturday will be very informative and interesting. Also on Saturday
we'll have the free lunch again this year. It was a great hit last
year, and the same business is doing the catering. The cost of the
Friday night banquet buffet is the same as last year, no increase.

We have held the line on the Friday night banquet cost, it's only $21
again this year. Four State is absorbing some of the expense in order
to control the cost.

The build session kit is an NM0S "None Simpler" Low Pass Filter in both
80M and 40M versions, you choose which one to build. This filter design
is an excellent performer and is perfect for any traansmitter up to 100
W. It's small and unique. The cost for the build session is only $15,
after Friday night the kit will be more expensive. Participation is
limited to 40 builders, so make your plans soon.
http://www.ozarkcon.com/BuildingWorkshop2015.php

We have a few vendor and swap meet tables still available (free), so
please bring your parts, rigs, accessories, etc. The swap meet has
always been a very popular aspect of the conference.

WQ5RP and K0N will be on the air again operating daily with our annual
Dummy Load Contest and making contacts around the country, Station
Master Bart, W0IIT, will be happy to provide QSL cards for those who
work the Special Event Station, and there will be a prize drawing for
those who turn in their QSL's to Bart.

Plan to come to Branson on Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11th for
OzarkCon 2015.

Thank you for supporting Four State.

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


OzarkCon 2105 in 32 Days.

WA0ITP
 

There are only 31 days to pregister for OzarkCon 2015. We have another outstanding conference ready for launch. Please go here to see what's new for this year. http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

Check out this year's great presenters and topics and you'll agree that Saturday will be very informative and interesting. Also on Saturday we'll have the free lunch again this year. It was a great hit last year, and the same business is doing the catering. The cost of the Friday night banquet buffet is the same as last year, no increase.

We have held the line on the Friday night banquet cost, it's only $21 again this year. Four State is absorbing some of the expense in order to control the cost.

The build session kit is an NM0S "None Simpler" Low Pass Filter in both 80M and 40M versions, you choose which one to build. This filter design is an excellent performer and is perfect for any traansmitter up to 100 W. It's small and unique. The cost for the build session is only $15, after Friday night the kit will be more expensive. Participation is limited to 40 builders, so make your plans soon. http://www.ozarkcon.com/BuildingWorkshop2015.php

We have a few vendor and swap meet tables still available (free), so please bring your parts, rigs, accessories, etc. The swap meet has always been a very popular aspect of the conference.

WQ5RP and K0N will be on the air again operating daily with our annual Dummy Load Contest and making contacts around the country, Station Master Bart, W0IIT, will be happy to provide QSL cards for those who work the Special Event Station, and there will be a prize drawing for those who turn in their QSL's to Bart.

Plan to come to Branson on Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11th for OzarkCon 2015.

Thank you for supporting Four State.

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


Re: 80 and 40M CW nets

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Pat,

On the K2 it is not a matter of design, but how the builder (or last person to do the alignment) set it up.
I recommend you use Spectrogram to give you a visual display of the filter passband.� You will need to put the internal counter probe into TP2 to change the filter settings.
See the K2 Dial Calibration article on my website www.w3fpr.com - Part 3 covers the filter settings.� If you need to download Spectrogram, look for the link near the bottom of the home page.

73,
Don W3FPR


On 3/2/2015 6:24 AM, 'Pat' pmk@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�
I prefer 400hz! The K2 don't seem happy if you move it from where ever it was designed for
(can't remember 600 or 800hz) so I settled for 500hz. The Yaesu FT-950 is funny too. The
Kenwood TS-590 works perfect at 400 hz as you can set the freq on the front panel with the
DSP or what they call the LO/Width. Still need to set the offset in the menu though but the
DSP works really nice on the 590. Most do on CW but the 590 actually works on SSB as
well.
�



Re: 80 and 40M CW nets

KD4OBQ
 


Re: OT, but FYI

davemrtn
 

Thanks Johnny.  I felt the need to share a bug and fix I had.

On 03/01/2015 06:20 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Thanks for the info David 

Johnny 
AC0BQ

On Sunday, March 1, 2015, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

My firefox and thunderbird had loaded updates recently, not necessarily
at the same time.

In the last few days I noticed when I clicked on links contained in
e-mails, firefox would open to my default home page but would not go to
the address defined in the e-mail link.

Googled the problem posing the questions several different way and found
numerous fixes that didn't help me.

In firefox, under general settings I just checked the box for "Check for
firefox being default browser". Closed firefox clicked on the link in
an e-mail and everything worked fine again.

I know it's off topic, but wanted to share in case any other 4sqrp'ers
experience the same problem.

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the
vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?



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



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?

 


Re: 80 and 40M CW nets [1 Attachment]

w2sh@...
 

Each week it becomes more and more difficult, not just for me but for the NCS as well, to do a QNI on 80m at night or on 40m during daylight over a kilomile path.

I keep saying that these efforts will become unnecessary when winter ends.  Guess what?  Winter ain't ending anytime soon, but the relationship between planet Earth and our sun is quite immutable.

I'm thinking that I'll make a stab at Thursday morning's 40m exercise up until the vernal equinox, and for Wednesday evening's 80m convocation until early May.

We shall see.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), w2SH
4SQRP # 85 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:14:58 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 and 40M CW nets [1 Attachment]

 
GM all, sri to be so late publishing the week's chekins, hustling to keep on top of business here. Thanks to all who checked in, and hope to see you all again next week.   Making it in were:




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I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
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Re: OT, but FYI

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the info David 
Johnny 
AC0BQ


On Sunday, March 1, 2015, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

My firefox and thunderbird had loaded updates recently, not necessarily
at the same time.

In the last few days I noticed when I clicked on links contained in
e-mails, firefox would open to my default home page but would not go to
the address defined in the e-mail link.

Googled the problem posing the questions several different way and found
numerous fixes that didn't help me.

In firefox, under general settings I just checked the box for "Check for
firefox being default browser". Closed firefox clicked on the link in
an e-mail and everything worked fine again.

I know it's off topic, but wanted to share in case any other 4sqrp'ers
experience the same problem.

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the
vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?



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


OT, but FYI

davemrtn
 

My firefox and thunderbird had loaded updates recently, not necessarily at the same time.

In the last few days I noticed when I clicked on links contained in e-mails, firefox would open to my default home page but would not go to the address defined in the e-mail link.

Googled the problem posing the questions several different way and found numerous fixes that didn't help me.

In firefox, under general settings I just checked the box for "Check for firefox being default browser". Closed firefox clicked on the link in an e-mail and everything worked fine again.

I know it's off topic, but wanted to share in case any other 4sqrp'ers experience the same problem.

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?


Re: Have you selected your best CW listening frequency?

Phil Anderson
 

Terry..........it might be interesting, if you have dual receivers in your rig to tune one to best freq for your left ear and another to the other ear's best freq...........sorta like diversity tuning.....but in this case it would by "psycho" or "diff ear" diversity.

I think I'll go back and test my ears separately.......then try the above........the K3 allows for a different pitch in each ear.

It's simply unending fun with this "ham" stuff; always things to try. It's better than country music!

Unc. w0xi

Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:13 PM
Interesting,

I'm double peaked -66 dB at 250 Hz and -66 dB at 100 - 1500 Hz.� 750 is too bad at -60, but 500, my favorite, is only -54.� I have noticed the higher peak when tuning so the chart is working for me.

I've found that I do need to crank up the volume if I want to listen at 500.� However then the other bugaboo of hearing loss kicks in,� the background noise masks my ability to make sense of the contact (or maybe its just my poor ability to copy morse)

I'm gonna try the 2 peaks and see if it makes a difference in my ability to pull out weak signals, hope so.

Thanks for an interesting exercise Unc.

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

On 3/1/2015 10:01 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:

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I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
Sunday, March 01, 2015 10:01 AM
�

Hey OMs,

I ran across this site. You can take your own listening test and see where you peak listening frequency is.
I took it and my graph says I'm good for between 500 and 1000 Hertz for CW.

Unc Phil, W0XI

Checking your best CW listening audio frequency:

�

http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html




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Re: Have you selected your best CW listening frequency?

WA0ITP
 

Hee, me too except it's abt 4k for me.   Hey - another use for audio generators - zero beat your tinnitus :o)   

I've been searching for the ideal side tone freq one my radios.  Their responses all seem to be centerd around 500 - 800 cycles.   To live with that while Fox or dx hunting, I tune them where I can hear them best on the big rig and vary the XIT to transmit where I want.  Sure helps during the Fox Hunts.


On 3/1/2015 12:38 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Terry:

Don't forget you are measuring the frequency response of your headphones 
and soundcard as well as your ears.  I'm going to assume the soundcard 
isn't a big factor at these frequencies.  And I guess you should include 
the headphone response, if those are the headphones you normally use 
while on the radio.

In my case, I can hear 10 kHz perfectly, even if the headphones aren't 
connected - hi.

72,

John AA0VE


On 03/01/2015 12:13 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Interesting,

I'm double peaked -66 dB at 250 Hz and -66 dB at 100 - 1500 Hz.� 750 
is too bad at -60, but 500, my favorite, is only -54.� I have noticed 
the higher peak when tuning so the chart is working for me.

I've found that I do need to crank up the volume if I want to listen 
at 500.� However then the other bugaboo of hearing loss kicks in,� the 
background noise masks my ability to make sense of the contact (or 
maybe its just my poor ability to copy morse)

I'm gonna try the 2 peaks and see if it makes a difference in my 
ability to pull out weak signals, hope so.

Thanks for an interesting exercise Unc.

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

On 3/1/2015 10:01 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... 
[4sqrp] wrote:
Hey OMs,

Iran across this site. You can take your own listening test and see 
where you peak listening frequency is.
I took it and my graph says I'm good for between 500 and 1000 Hertz 
for CW.

Unc Phil, W0XI

Checking your best CW listening audio frequency:

�

http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html




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Re: Have you selected your best CW listening frequency?

John Lonigro
 

Terry:

Don't forget you are measuring the frequency response of your headphones and soundcard as well as your ears. I'm going to assume the soundcard isn't a big factor at these frequencies. And I guess you should include the headphone response, if those are the headphones you normally use while on the radio.

In my case, I can hear 10 kHz perfectly, even if the headphones aren't connected - hi.

72,

John AA0VE

On 03/01/2015 12:13 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Interesting,

I'm double peaked -66 dB at 250 Hz and -66 dB at 100 - 1500 Hz.� 750 is too bad at -60, but 500, my favorite, is only -54.� I have noticed the higher peak when tuning so the chart is working for me.

I've found that I do need to crank up the volume if I want to listen at 500.� However then the other bugaboo of hearing loss kicks in,� the background noise masks my ability to make sense of the contact (or maybe its just my poor ability to copy morse)

I'm gonna try the 2 peaks and see if it makes a difference in my ability to pull out weak signals, hope so.

Thanks for an interesting exercise Unc.

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

On 3/1/2015 10:01 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hey OMs,

Iran across this site. You can take your own listening test and see where you peak listening frequency is.
I took it and my graph says I'm good for between 500 and 1000 Hertz for CW.

Unc Phil, W0XI

Checking your best CW listening audio frequency:



http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html






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Re: Have you selected your best CW listening frequency?

WA0ITP
 

Interesting,

I'm double peaked -66 dB at 250 Hz and -66 dB at 100 - 1500 Hz.� 750 is too bad at -60, but 500, my favorite, is only -54.� I have noticed the higher peak when tuning so the chart is working for me.

I've found that I do need to crank up the volume if I want to listen at 500.� However then the other bugaboo of hearing loss kicks in,� the background noise masks my ability to make sense of the contact (or maybe its just my poor ability to copy morse)

I'm gonna try the 2 peaks and see if it makes a difference in my ability to pull out weak signals, hope so.

Thanks for an interesting exercise Unc.

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

On 3/1/2015 10:01 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hey OMs,

I ran across this site. You can take your own listening test and see where you peak listening frequency is.
I took it and my graph says I'm good for between 500 and 1000 Hertz for CW.

Unc Phil, W0XI

�

http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html




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Checking your best CW listening audio frequency:




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Have you selected your best CW listening frequency?

Phil Anderson
 

Hey OMs,

I ran across this site. You can take your own listening test and see where you peak listening frequency is.
I took it and my graph says I'm good for between 500 and 1000 Hertz for CW.

Unc Phil, W0XI

 

http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html




 

Checking your best CW listening audio frequency:




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80 and 40M CW nets

WA0ITP
 

GM all, sri to be so late publishing the week's chekins, hustling to keep on top of business here. Thanks to all who checked in, and hope to see you all again next week.   Making it in were:



-- 
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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
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wa0itp@...


Re: Saturday Luncheon Gathering Canceled

Dale Putnam
 

It's a balmy.... well.. not quite balmy... 9f.. now..after a heavy day of very difficult warming..
all the way up from -1 this morning... so.. I don't think I'll be riding my cycle to the lunch...
doggone it...
Rest assured.. I have it on good authority... tmw will be warmer...



Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 Overheard,  "Only two kinda folks try to forecast the weather round here,.......
Transplants, and fools"


Re: Saturday Luncheon Gathering Canceled

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Yes, by all means be safe.  Here in the northern part of North Carolina, we had 6 1/2 inches of snow two days ago.
I finally got out of our 1.4 mile driveway and 3/4 mile of private unpaved road today after 'tractoring' the slopes on the driveway to clear some of the snow.  4 wheel drive is great in such instances.

We were thawing today, but it is supposed to freeze tonight and the real problem will be "black ice" in the morning.
This is just to let you know "you are not alone", but this will pass and hopefully this is the last blast of winter for us.
Temperatures have been 20 degrees below normal here for the last 2 weeks.  I hope it warms up soon.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 2/27/2015 6:48 PM, David Bixler qrp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi folks:

It's snowing now and the Winter Weather Advisory says more snow and
freezing rain expected Saturday. Not a good day for our luncheon, so
let's be safe and cancel Saturday's gathering.



Saturday Luncheon Gathering Canceled

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

It's snowing now and the Winter Weather Advisory says more snow and freezing rain expected Saturday. Not a good day for our luncheon, so let's be safe and cancel Saturday's gathering.

See you in March.

73, Dave


FOXHUNT tonight

Dale Putnam
 


An 80m foxhunt will occur this evening, (local) starting at 0200z in the 80 acre wood (3550-3570)
N8SS and WC7S will be slinking around... looking to hand out pelts, to the lucky hounds that make
safe shots. IF the last few hunts are any indication of how this works best.... spread out the pack a lot.
We both have tuning knobs... and we know how to use them. We will indicate where we are listening,
by calling "FOX call-(WC7S or N8SS)- UP, or DWN"
The exhange is - RST-SP-NAME-PWR-
Please 5w or less. This is a propagation study, not how much power you have.. but how much skill.

Then, after it is over.. the PRELIM logs will be posted, on the qfox reflector, for TYPO, Fat Finger, or Transcription errors..
then, 24 hours later.. the FINAL log will be posted. The results of the hunts are posted on www.qrpfoxhunt.org
courtesy of the Colorado QRP Club. Thank you, for the space, CQC!!

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


Re: 40M Net Signal Reports from South Louisiana

Sam Neal
 

Hello John,

It was great to hear you again. Tonight I was running my 6V6 xtal controlled
oscillator at 1 Watt output. My " QRP " receiver for ( almost ) all QRP rigs
is an Icom 718 even if the QRP rig has a receiver.

I also have a 6T9 " Lil Giant ", several of the MFJ 90XX series and other rigs
that are rotated on the air. I have a half wired 12A6 and an AC-1 clone on the
bench also.

I monitor 7122 almost all day every day so give a blind call from time to time
- also on 7043, the boat-anchor frequency with my AT-1/DX-20/WRL Globe
Chief/DX-60, which shows up on 7160 AM and 29 MHz AM also. Also a Hammarlund
HQ-110 receiver - see QRZ.com. Give a blind call from time to time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
ex-K5LZJ
__________________________________________________________________________

Subject: [4sqrp] 40M Net Signal Reports from South Louisiana

Great net tonight! Enjoyed it. Here are some signal reports for 7122 from
just
before net time to just after.

Just before net
K8PSK 589
WB3K 589

Net
KC0PMH 569
KV6Z 589
N5AF 589
WA0ITP 569
KD4OBQ 569
W2SH 569
N7NET 579
W0MFQ 569

After net
PT7/KD8ZQX 569

73 john k5js


Tonight's nets

Paul Smith
 

I think I am in a bad place for the 40 meter net. I was hearing stations like 800 miles out. I better work on a NVIS wire for 40.
Terry WA0ITP and others were booming in on 80.
CU all next week.

de Paul N0NBD

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