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Re: Branson Bound

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Have a safe trip Terry. See you there.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:59 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Branson Bound

 

Heading to Branson this morning for pre conference setup with the Stonecastle folks.

Will be looking for you at OzarkCon 2015

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Branson Bound

WA0ITP
 

Heading to Branson this morning for pre conference setup with the Stonecastle folks.

Will be looking for you at OzarkCon 2015
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Re: Worked a special event station

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good job Paul
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

A little while ago I worked W0W in Mississippi honoring the CODE TALKERS.
pretty cool. The are storms all over tonight but I worked him on a folded dipole at 15 ft and 5 watts...

de Paul N0NBD



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


Re: heathkit hm9

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

I don't have the full manual, but can direct you to a schematic:

This website has an amazing amount of Heathkit manuals available for downloading; occasionally (such as the HM-9) they have only the schematic - but if you are repairing older equipment, even the schematic can be a help.  

Heathkit Schematic and Manual Archive | Vintage Radio Info

You might want to save this site for future use; I thought I'd post it for all to see, as others might also find it useful.

72/73 de John - K8CQA    #278

 


 


Worked a special event station

Paul Smith
 

A little while ago I worked W0W in Mississippi honoring the CODE TALKERS.
pretty cool. The are storms all over tonight but I worked him on a folded dipole at 15 ft and 5 watts...

de Paul N0NBD


Re: heathkit hm9

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

I don't know about that specific model, but with all the SWR meters I know about, one would set the "Sensitivity" control to maximum meter deflection, the switch to REV power and read the SWR.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 4/7/2015 9:32 PM, davidson jimni@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

any one out there with one of these watt meters   .when i pull the swr set knob out  do i set it on the 5watt indacater  or the swr number 3 mark as you can guess no manual  but the hw9 really sings   joy joy   thanks   jim kc0dd  num. 187



Re: Keyer chips

Jerry <hubbardjw@...>
 


On 04/04/2015 06:34 PM, Tom Sevart tmsevart@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I remember my wife being concerned when she saw I visited morsex.com until I explained whst it was.

Tom Sevart, N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Mine ask why she did not take a look. Sure mine would be "unpleasant" if the concern was founded. :)
-- 
Jerry Hubbard
N0PGG
hubbardjw@...


heathkit hm9

james davidson
 

any one out there with one of these watt meters   .when i pull the swr set knob out  do i set it on the 5watt indacater  or the swr number 3 mark as you can guess no manual  but the hw9 really sings   joy joy   thanks   jim kc0dd  num. 187


Re: Second Sunday Sprint

w2sh@...
 

Thank you John,

for this useful commentary.  Hopefully a bit of the conversation at Branson will touch on this subject.

I wasn't seeking to increase your scoring workload by citing the NAQCC example.  But just to take another step along that path what if members counted for two points, non-member QRP QSOs one point and any non-member QRO zero points but with the QSO showing somewhere in a miscellaneous column, but not figuring in the counted totals.

And, importantly, the non-member QRPer should receive a Wayneogram or whatever else is being used to enlarge 4SQRP's membership.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
4SQRP # 85
 

      



To: w2sh@...; 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:56:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Second Sunday Sprint

 
Charles:

I guess it's implied that only members can participate in the monthly sprints (i.e., can send me their score).  I should spell that out in the rules.  Otherwise, it would be possible for a non-member to win the privilege of using the WQ5RP callsign during the October 4x4 sprint, which makes no sense.  However, the rules indicate that members CAN have QSOs with non-members.  The exchange in that case, for the non-member, is RST, SPC, and power.  I didn't specify that the non-member needs to be operating QRP, so he could be QRO and still count as a contact.

In the spirit of growing the club, a QRO station having a QSO with a QRP station might encourage him to look into QRP and possibly join the club (it's so difficult to join-hi).

I did count your 11 QSOs for March, not just your 10 member QSOs.

Right now, we are only counting QSOs, not "points".  But I'd have no problem counting 2 points for member QSOs and 1 point for non-members, if that's what people want.  In the spirit of not changing the rules midstream, if we implement that change, let's implement it for the 2015-16 SSS cycle, which starts in November.  Practically speaking, I suspect very few non-member QSOs are being made and it wouldn't affect the contest significantly, other than slightly complicating the reporting process and doubling the size of my spreadsheet.

Maybe we can discuss it in person this weekend in Branson.

72,

John AA0VE


On 04/06/2015 08:43 PM, Charles Moizeau wrote:
John,

I think your decision to put off April's SSS for an additional week makes excellent sense. 

New Subject:  Although I've just checked the SSS paragraph on the 4SQRP site, I'm in the dark about eligible QSOs.  On previous occasions I've only QSO'd members.  In the March 2015 event (my submitted log is attached) l worked a QRP non-member and put the entry in brackets in my log, thinking that maybe it shouldn't be counted in my QSO totals.  I certainly wasn't looking around for any non-member QSOs, but WA9CFC was transmitting in a QRP briar patch and his somewhat chirpy note caught my fancy.  It did turn out that he was QRP with 4W.

What is the policy for QSOs with non-members?  Should they be counted for your running tallies?  It seems a bit odd to use the SSS to cruise an entire band just to make any QSO, be it QRP or QRO.

I'm an active member of the North American CW QRP Club (NAQCC) and in their monthly sprints they award two points for member QSOs and one point for non-member, regardless of power, QSOs.

Hope you'll get some views on how to handle this.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH  



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:13:03 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Second Sunday Sprint

 
Folks:

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of April, but it's also the day
after Ozarkcon. Many people will just be getting home or might still be
on the road when sprint time arrives. Or perhaps they'll be dozing on
the sofa, after a good weekend of radio excitement. Others may be
kicking themselves for staying home and missing all the festivities.

Regardless, I have decided to postpone the April Second Sunday Sprint
until the 19th. All of the same rules will apply, except it will be one
week later. I'll try to send my usual reminders starting next Wednesday.

72 and I hope to meet a lot of you in Branson this weekend,

John AA0VE




Re: Anyone have anything on the bench this weekend?

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I thought I replied to this thread but I sent it from the wrong email address and it bounced.  Here we go again ...
 
I've gotten off on a Q measurement tangent.  I built this circuit from EDN:
 
 
But haven't gotten it to oscillate yet. 
 
I'm also looking at measuring Q with the PHSNA system. I've already done it with crystals, but am looking into more general purpose measurements. 
 
Here's a blog post discussing shunt and series methods:
 
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

Charles:

I guess it's implied that only members can participate in the monthly sprints (i.e., can send me their score).  I should spell that out in the rules.  Otherwise, it would be possible for a non-member to win the privilege of using the WQ5RP callsign during the October 4x4 sprint, which makes no sense.  However, the rules indicate that members CAN have QSOs with non-members.  The exchange in that case, for the non-member, is RST, SPC, and power.  I didn't specify that the non-member needs to be operating QRP, so he could be QRO and still count as a contact.

In the spirit of growing the club, a QRO station having a QSO with a QRP station might encourage him to look into QRP and possibly join the club (it's so difficult to join-hi).

I did count your 11 QSOs for March, not just your 10 member QSOs.

Right now, we are only counting QSOs, not "points".  But I'd have no problem counting 2 points for member QSOs and 1 point for non-members, if that's what people want.  In the spirit of not changing the rules midstream, if we implement that change, let's implement it for the 2015-16 SSS cycle, which starts in November.  Practically speaking, I suspect very few non-member QSOs are being made and it wouldn't affect the contest significantly, other than slightly complicating the reporting process and doubling the size of my spreadsheet.

Maybe we can discuss it in person this weekend in Branson.

72,

John AA0VE

On 04/06/2015 08:43 PM, Charles Moizeau wrote:
John,

I think your decision to put off April's SSS for an additional week makes excellent sense. 

New Subject:  Although I've just checked the SSS paragraph on the 4SQRP site, I'm in the dark about eligible QSOs.  On previous occasions I've only QSO'd members.  In the March 2015 event (my submitted log is attached) l worked a QRP non-member and put the entry in brackets in my log, thinking that maybe it shouldn't be counted in my QSO totals.  I certainly wasn't looking around for any non-member QSOs, but WA9CFC was transmitting in a QRP briar patch and his somewhat chirpy note caught my fancy.  It did turn out that he was QRP with 4W.

What is the policy for QSOs with non-members?  Should they be counted for your running tallies?  It seems a bit odd to use the SSS to cruise an entire band just to make any QSO, be it QRP or QRO.

I'm an active member of the North American CW QRP Club (NAQCC) and in their monthly sprints they award two points for member QSOs and one point for non-member, regardless of power, QSOs.

Hope you'll get some views on how to handle this.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH  



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:13:03 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Second Sunday Sprint

 
Folks:

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of April, but it's also the day
after Ozarkcon. Many people will just be getting home or might still be
on the road when sprint time arrives. Or perhaps they'll be dozing on
the sofa, after a good weekend of radio excitement. Others may be
kicking themselves for staying home and missing all the festivities.

Regardless, I have decided to postpone the April Second Sunday Sprint
until the 19th. All of the same rules will apply, except it will be one
week later. I'll try to send my usual reminders starting next Wednesday.

72 and I hope to meet a lot of you in Branson this weekend,

John AA0VE



Re: Anyone have anything on the bench this weekend?

Curt
 

I'm working on recapping an S-40B, building an NE4040, and contemplating building a "one transistor marvel" using manhattan construction.

72, Curt KB5JO


RMRc net today

Dale Putnam
 

The RMRc (Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental) cw net will be called 
today at 2300z - 14.0625 and 2330z - 7.0625... check in using YOUR comfy cw speed.
We'll chat a bit.. then I'll check in the next.. at their comfy speed... thus.. you.. get to
hear different speeds, and different styles of sending. 
  We do this every Tues and Thurs. 
Drop by.. let's practice!

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


Not gonna make it!

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey all!

I'm sorry to say this, but WA6CML and I aren't going to make it this
weekend after all! We had a fairly large weekend this last weekend
(lots of required family trips) and the fundage really just is not
there for the trip this year! Plus, there's supposed to be some
storms rolling thru Wed/Thurs, and with how our dogs are about storms,
we really don't want to be away from them.

I'm disappointed, but you can bet I'll be there next year!

Someone take some good pictures that I can include in the Banner and
send em to me please!

Jeremy, NQ0M


Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

Folks:

This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of April, but it's also the day after Ozarkcon. Many people will just be getting home or might still be on the road when sprint time arrives. Or perhaps they'll be dozing on the sofa, after a good weekend of radio excitement. Others may be kicking themselves for staying home and missing all the festivities.

Regardless, I have decided to postpone the April Second Sunday Sprint until the 19th. All of the same rules will apply, except it will be one week later. I'll try to send my usual reminders starting next Wednesday.

72 and I hope to meet a lot of you in Branson this weekend,

John AA0VE


Re: Anyone have anything on the bench this weekend?

JT Croteau <jt.tobit@...>
 

Bart, thanks for your reply.  I am replying to the reflector because a) I can and b) I miss other ESE members who used to be more active on various QRP reflectors.

I hope I die shortly after I renew N1ESE for the last time so whomever tries to get it next has to go through a lengthy process.

I happened across N1ESE by happenstance.  Since my novice days back in 1986, I had always admired and wanted a 1x2 Extra callsign.  When I had the opportunity to upgrade to general after moving to So. Cal, I switched from KA1VIX to W6CFO.  I had always admired the "Chicken Fat Operators" group of high speed CW operators so this was quite fitting.  Within a year, I was passing my Extra exam and could finally upgrade to a 1x2 call and, wouldn't you know it, W6FO was available and I jumped on that.  It was a great call at the time, especially considering the change from W6CFO.

I kept W6FO for a number of years as I moved back and forth from California to Georgia a couple times.  In 2007 when I finally moved back to 1-land, I kind of wanted a change back to a 1-land call.  I did quite a bit of operating in Georgia as both W6FO and W6FO/4 and DX stations always seemed disappointed when they realized I was on the east coast instead of the west.

Therefore, I started "shopping" for 1-land calls.  At the time, there were quite a few ESE members active, Monty (N5ESE) stands out, on QRP-L and other lists.  There were at least 4 other ESE's active as well but Monty has always stood out.  As soon as I realized N1ESE was available, the choice was clear.  

As much as I wanted a 1x2 back in my novice days, I cannot imagine any other call than N1ESE.  I will never be a good of a CW op as other ESE members but I will always be QRP.

CU ES 72 DE JT N1ESE

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:
JT,

I hope when you move you move that neat call with you.  Now that it isn’t a requirement to have the call area designator in your call sign when you live is a specific call area, I would not change it.  When we moved from NW OK to SE KS I felt a bit of pressure to change my call sign  to a 0 call and did.  I gave up an initial call - N5WL - for W0IIT(which I love on CW and that is why I chose it, because I operate 100% QRP/CW on HF) however when on VHF and UHF I have a terrible time articulating my call and wish I had N5WL back:-)  This is particularly true when trying to work LEO sats.

I don’t think a person could get a better call than one ending in “ESE”.  Look forward to your move and seeing you one of these years at OCon!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS


Re: NAQCC MWN - QRM

Carl Hibbard
 

Look up the specs for the west coast of Florida if you want a surprise.  Carl wd8nhk
 

In a message dated 4/6/2015 11:31:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
I just read that Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela has lightning
storms 300 days per year. Not a good place to have a radio station.
John AA0VE


Re: NAQCC MWN - QRM

John Lonigro
 

I just read that Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela has lightning storms 300 days per year. Not a good place to have a radio station.

72,

John AA0VE

On 04/06/2015 09:05 AM, Forrest Plumstead fplum1@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Still having trouble with heavy qrn on 40 meters but I will try tonight.

73
Forrest WB5HQO
SKCC 6855
NAQCC 3678
4SQRP 857

On Apr 6, 2015 8:38 AM, "Scotty Long nu0s_73@... <mailto:nu0s_73@...> [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@... <mailto:4sqrp@...>> wrote:

Just a quick note the NAQCC MWN is tonight Monday at 9pm CDT, 0200
UTC on or around 7117 kHz... Please listen up or down as the
frequency may be busy at net time... Have a great week Gang!!!

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S
NAQCC 3715 MWN NCS


Re: NAQCC MWN

Forrest Plumstead
 

Still having trouble with heavy qrn on 40 meters but I will try tonight.

73
Forrest WB5HQO
SKCC 6855
NAQCC 3678
4SQRP 857
   

On Apr 6, 2015 8:38 AM, "Scotty Long nu0s_73@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Just a quick note the NAQCC MWN is tonight Monday at 9pm CDT, 0200 UTC on or around 7117 kHz... Please listen up or down as the frequency may be busy at net time... Have a great week Gang!!!

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S
NAQCC 3715 MWN NCS


NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Just a quick note the NAQCC MWN is tonight Monday at 9pm CDT, 0200 UTC on or around 7117 kHz... Please listen up or down as the frequency may be busy at net time... Have a great week Gang!!!

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S
NAQCC 3715 MWN NCS

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