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Branson Bound

Jim Sheldon
 

Gonna make it a leisurely trip.  Leaving Wichita around 2:30-3 this afternoon and plan on stopping in Joplin overnight.  That way I can get my "Bob Evans" biscuits & gravy breakfast fix in the morning before rolling out for Branson.
 
For those coming and needing good batteries for portable ops, I'm bringing 24 charged and tested 12 Volt, 9 amp hour gel cells.  They will go for $10 each or 2/$15 and there will be 2 of them on the door prize list as well.  I will also have 4 of the bigger 17 amp hour (motorcycle size) gel cells I've had in the past.  These will be $15 each, no twofers on this batch.  They are also charged and tested.  See y'all in Branson this weekend.
 
W0EB
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Memo to NSA, DHS, FBI, CIA, DIA, DEA, ATF, KGB, MI5, and any other alphabet soup agencies that might be listening/reading/tracking my email content,  I share this computer with an old lady, an ex-con, a priest, a used car salesman, a military veteran, a pacifist, a vegetarian, a hunter, a circus midget, a local politician, a doberman and a demented cat...so any data you collect from me will be meaningless, random and therefore useless...good luck.
 


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan , Fulton, MO
Rough copy, lots QRM, Tnx for checkins.
C/U at Branson Friday.
N9TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: IC Needed

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Thanks Fred, I appreciate that. I'll look for you Friday afternoon/evening.

73, Dave

On 04/08/2015 09:17 AM, 'Fred Gerken' fgk9@aol.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I have one, I will bring it to Ozarkcon on Friday.

Free to you…73s Fred.


From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com [mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:11 AM
To: 4SQRP Yahoo Reflector
Subject: [4sqrp] IC Needed



Hi folks:

Looks like I am in need of a LM358 IC (8 pin DIP). If anyone headed to
OzarkCon happens to have a spare that they would sell, please let me
know and perhaps bring it along to Branson.

Need it for a rig repair project on the bench.

Thanks!

73, Dave W0CH




Re: Branson Bound

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Drive safe 
Cu tomorrow


On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

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@...



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


Re: heathkit hm9

james davidson
 

thanks to one and all  really helped got manual printed  already. JIM  kc0dd


Re: heathkit hm9

n9gtm@...
 

Here's a nice pile of old Heathkit manuals:
http://www.ko4bb.com/manuals/index.php?dir=Heathkit

HM-9 manual, 46 pages, 7.2MB:
http://www.ko4bb.com/manuals/download.php?file=Heathkit/HM9_manual.pdf

73, Jim n9gtm


Re: IC Needed

Fred Gerken <fgk9@...>
 

I have one, I will bring it to Ozarkcon on Friday.

Free to you…73s Fred.

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:11 AM
To: 4SQRP Yahoo Reflector
Subject: [4sqrp] IC Needed

 

 

Hi folks:

Looks like I am in need of a LM358 IC (8 pin DIP). If anyone headed to
OzarkCon happens to have a spare that they would sell, please let me
know and perhaps bring it along to Branson.

Need it for a rig repair project on the bench.

Thanks!

73, Dave W0CH


IC Needed

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

Looks like I am in need of a LM358 IC (8 pin DIP). If anyone headed to OzarkCon happens to have a spare that they would sell, please let me know and perhaps bring it along to Branson.

Need it for a rig repair project on the bench.

Thanks!

73, Dave W0CH


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

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