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Re: 4SQRP W25 AWARD TO BRUCE AA5CO

Wayne Dillon
 

Well done Bruce - nice job.
72/3 es God Bless, Wayne - KC0PMH

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM, 'Stephen W. Szabo' sszabo1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Congratulations to Bruce Winkelman AA5CO of Tulsa, OK! He submitted an application for the W25 Award on March 8, 2015.
I have verified all of the member numbers provided and reviewed his completed application, and found it meets all necessary award criteria.
He is hereby awarded W25 Award #4. You can see his award recognition at: http://www.4sqrp.com/w25AwardDisplay.php
72/72!
Steve Szabo WB4OMM
W25 Awards Manager




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Re: 4SQRP W25 AWARD TO BRUCE AA5CO

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Bruce 
Good job!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, March 9, 2015, 'Stephen W. Szabo' sszabo1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Congratulations to Bruce Winkelman AA5CO of Tulsa, OK! He submitted an application for the W25 Award on March 8, 2015.
I have verified all of the member numbers provided and reviewed his completed application, and found it meets all necessary award criteria.
He is hereby awarded W25 Award #4. You can see his award recognition at: http://www.4sqrp.com/w25AwardDisplay.php
72/72!
Steve Szabo WB4OMM
W25 Awards Manager



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Send in your scores

John Lonigro <johnlon@...>
 

The March SSS was last night.  Hope you didn't forget to participate.  If you participated, please send in your score, preferably before tomorrow.  I will tally everything Tuesday during the day and will try to get the results out later that day.  As is always the case, if you find an error or omission in the results, let me know and I'll correct the database.  If it's a major error, I'll reissue the results.

Send your score to SecondSundaySprint@....

Advance notice:  the April SSS is due to conflict with Ozarkcon.  We will move the SSS to the 3rd Sunday of the month, for April only, to avoid that conflict.

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP W25 AWARD TO BRUCE AA5CO

Steve Szabo
 

Congratulations to Bruce Winkelman AA5CO of Tulsa, OK! He submitted an application for the W25 Award on March 8, 2015.
I have verified all of the member numbers provided and reviewed his completed application, and found it meets all necessary award criteria.
He is hereby awarded W25 Award #4. You can see his award recognition at: http://www.4sqrp.com/w25AwardDisplay.php
72/72!
Steve Szabo WB4OMM
W25 Awards Manager


NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Hello just a quick note the NAQCC Midwest...MWN net is tomorrow Monday night at 9pm CDT0200 UTC on 40m 7117 kHz +/- please listen up or down as the band may be busy at net time. 

Again 9pm Central Daylight Time CDT from Lincoln, Nebraska 0200 UTC...

40m 7117 kHz up or down... Please listen fer me...

See ya on the radio for comments, sip some coffee and enjoy the round table.

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty Long NU0S
NAQCC MWN NCS
Net Manager-Coordinator 
Member 3715

Follow me on Twitter for live net updates and QRP in the field... @NU0Slong 


Re: Need help on Mag Loop

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hi Pat,
 
Thanks for the encouragement.
It does work and I probably should stop trying to 'fix' it. HI.
And it performs as well as (if not better than) the Alex Loop on 40 so I'll probably go ahead and finalize it and call it a day.
 
Thank you for your email and kind words.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 8:08 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Need help on Mag Loop

 

That's the nature of the beast. Always remember to more metal exposed the better especially on 40 and 80.
 
Also keep in mind the lower the frequency the larger the wavelength.
 
I finally got around to building one a few weeks ago for 40 and knew it was going to be a little weak. It tuned
out great at 1.1 at 50 ohm but was also weak on receive. I ended up using a separate RX antenna as I get
so much power line noise in my neighbourhood.
 
I have always been intrigued by them and finally found a simple way of building one. They do work but keep
in mind they are definitely not a miracle as no one really want's to admit it
 
http://www.antennex.com/hws/ws0902/hardline.html
 
I still have better luck with a random wire when hiking but when scaling a mountain with no trees or anything
to put up a wire I plan on taking the loop.
 
Don't give up as that's the fun part of the hobby. Like self taught Engineer Jeri Ellsworth says Fail and Fail often.
I really like her attitude and you can't look at failure as time wasted as much as lessons learned.
 
Keep in mind We don't remember all of our successes as much as remembering our failures.
 
Hang in there as it is all in good fun.
 
73
Pat KD4OBQ
 
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Re: Need help on Mag Loop

KD4OBQ
 


SSS Final reminder

John Lonigro <johnlon@...>
 

This is your last reminder.  The SSS is tonight, from 7:00 until 9:00  CDT.  

If possible, send in your results as soon as you are finished operating.  I'd like to get them all tallied Tuesday at the latest.  I'll report the results Wednesday morning.

For my convenience, put "SPRINT" in the title and make sure you include at least your first name and callsign with your submittal.  Let's shoot for at least 10 entries this month.

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Sprint Coordinator


Re: CW help

bobby rolph
 

Thanks to everyone for all of the great advice. I hope to be in the Sprint tomorrow night.
73

Bobby


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On Mar 6, 2015, at 8:22 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Bobby 
Most of us would be more than glad to try a sched with you.
That's what the Fists group calls a code buddy.
I will be happy to give it a shot.
Warning, you have to be able to copy my rusty fists as well!!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Friday, March 6, 2015, rolph981@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Would anyone in the group like to help me with some CW practice? I would like to get good enough to work in the SS sprint someday. I am located in Ky. so the closer the better I would think.


Thanks es 72/3
kb4qnr

Bobby




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Re: (special event call Id) Wed Nite Net Changes

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Randy 


On Saturday, March 7, 2015, KB4QQJ@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

If you are using a 1x1 call or a listed Special Event with multiple operators, then yes the operator has to identify using their personal call once per hour in addition to every ten minutes witht he special event call.
If you are using a club call, then the operator is the control operator and need only identify with the club call every ten minutes just as if it were their own call sign. So says the FCC and 1x1 coordinators anyway.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
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N4Q Trustee
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In a message dated 3/6/2015 7:36:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 4sqrp@... writes:

Thanks Bart

I just don't want uncle Charley to get excited!!
That's how we handled it for the SKCC special event calls as well.
Take care,
Johnny AC0BQ



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Re: (special event call Id) Wed Nite Net Changes

kb4qqj
 

If you are using a 1x1 call or a listed Special Event with multiple operators, then yes the operator has to identify using their personal call once per hour in addition to every ten minutes witht he special event call.
If you are using a club call, then the operator is the control operator and need only identify with the club call every ten minutes just as if it were their own call sign. So says the FCC and 1x1 coordinators anyway.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
K3Y trustee
N4Q Trustee
K4INC Trustee
 

In a message dated 3/6/2015 7:36:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 4sqrp@... writes:

Thanks Bart

I just don't want uncle Charley to get excited!!
That's how we handled it for the SKCC special event calls as well.
Take care,
Johnny AC0BQ


SSS is Tomorrow

John Lonigro <johnlon@...>
 


 
Don't forget. The SSS is Sunday night, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm central
DAYLIGHT time. That's Monday at 00:00Z to 02:00Z.
No matter how rusty or slow your CW is, don't be afraid to check in.  If you can send your callsign, your 2-letter state abbreviation, and your 4SQRP member number, you're pretty much there.  An honest signal report would be appreciated, but you can always use "579".  You can practice this in advance or it can be programmed into keyer memory, in case you have the "on-air jitters".  Listen to and copy the other guy's exchange from a previous QSO and you've got all you need.
Remember, the guy on the other end of the QSO A) is a friend and B) would like to add a QSO with you to his tally.

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest coordinator



Need help on Mag Loop

dekle@...
 

Hello everyone,


I need some advice on a magnetic loop I've built.

The intent was to make an 80m portable loop.

It's a double loop of about 42 inches in diameter with about 22 feet of RG-213 as the main loop conductor.

The concern I have is the diameter of the feed loop.

I started with the traditional 1/5 diameter dimension but I couldn't get it to load up well.

So I started increasing the feed loop 1/2 inch at a time. (There's 2 weeks I'll never get back.)

It finally loaded up when the circumference of the feed loop was about 85 inches (diameter about 27 inches).

Now it loads on 80 with a SWR of 1.0:1 and shows 50 ohms.

It also loads on 40 with the same results if I diddle a little with the position of the feed point where the radio coax connects to the feed loop.

Why is the feed loop so big?

Does anyone have any experience with this type of antenna?

I was able to make QSOs on both 40 and 80 from the garage with my HB-1B on battery power (about 4 W output) and the bottom of the loop about 4 feet above the floor, but they weren't pretty.

Sorry this message is so long but I want to bring this to OzarkCon and I fear I've violated antenna design principles and it's not really a magnetic loop.

I don't know enough to proceed.


Thank you,


Bill

KV6Z




An overview of Lightning Protection for Ham Radio Stations

Jerry <hubbardjw@...>
 

Polyphaser is an expert resource for grounding. Polyphaser is used by Motorola Solutions for their public safety Astro 25 communications systems.

This link is for the paper "Ham Radio Station Protection".

www.hamuniverse.com/groundingbypolyphaser.pdf

Jerry Hubbard
N0PGG


Re: CW help

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Bobby 
Most of us would be more than glad to try a sched with you.
That's what the Fists group calls a code buddy.
I will be happy to give it a shot.
Warning, you have to be able to copy my rusty fists as well!!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Friday, March 6, 2015, rolph981@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Would anyone in the group like to help me with some CW practice? I would like to get good enough to work in the SS sprint someday. I am located in Ky. so the closer the better I would think.


Thanks es 72/3
kb4qnr

Bobby




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Re: CW help

 

* On 2015 06 Mar 17:11 -0600, rolph981@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Would anyone in the group like to help me with some CW practice? I
would like to get good enough to work in the SS sprint someday. I am
located in Ky. so the closer the better I would think.
You may take a look at http://lcwo.net if you have not already. There
are all manner of ways to practice using the site.

72, Nate

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Re: CW help

John Lonigro
 

Bobby:
By all means, please try to participate in the sprints.  That's how your code speed gets better.  Nobody is going to grade your attempts (except me).  And I'm only interested in how many QSOs you make, not how fast or sloppy your fist is.


On a related note, once Samual F.B. Morse invented the code, who did he send it to???  Nobody would have understood it!

72,

John AA0VE

On 03/06/2015 06:37 PM, Forrest Plumstead fplum1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi Bobby

I have been on cw less then two months and have already participated in 2 events. If a station is way out of your comfort zone use QRS and the speed you are comfortable with. If they're just outside your comfort zone just send QRS. These sprints are informal and are geared for beginner and veteran alike. Everyone should try to. Hope to see you in my log book Sunday.

73
Forrest WB5HQO
SKCC 6855
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Re: CW help

Darryl J Kelly
 

Bobby,
I'm in northeast Arkansas and would be glad to set up a sked, you pick frequency and time. I will be out of town a couple days later next week but will be back.
Darryl, KK5IB
kk5ib01@...
870 761 1891


Re: CW help

Forrest Plumstead
 

Hi Bobby

I have been on cw less then two months and have already participated in 2 events. If a station is way out of your comfort zone use QRS and the speed you are comfortable with. If they're just outside your comfort zone just send QRS. These sprints are informal and are geared for beginner and veteran alike. Everyone should try to. Hope to see you in my log book Sunday.

73
Forrest WB5HQO
SKCC 6855
   


Re: Wed Nite Net Changes

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Bart
I just don't want uncle Charley to get excited!!
That's how we handled it for the SKCC special event calls as well.
Take care,
Johnny AC0BQ


On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:
Johnny,

On Special Events stations the op using the SE call must id once every 10 minutes.  I think the club call has the same rule. I couldn’t confirm this real quick but I think what you are doing is proper and probably correct!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


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