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Re: Need Signal Report

Paul Smith
 

The qso was ok here Terry not arm chair but readable. I have a lot of noise tonight. Cul

de Paul N0NBD



On Apr 13, 2015, at 7:43 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I've been messing with my antenna and would like to give it a try
tonight. I added some wire right before Ocon, and a 1:1 current balun
tonight. It's now 136 ft long and loads nicely on 80 and 40.

Anyone up for a short qso this evening to try it out on 80 and 40 ?

TIA

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I love this radio stuff.
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wa0itp@...


Need Signal Report

WA0ITP
 

I've been messing with my antenna and would like to give it a try tonight. I added some wire right before Ocon, and a 1:1 current balun tonight. It's now 136 ft long and loads nicely on 80 and 40.

Anyone up for a short qso this evening to try it out on 80 and 40 ?

TIA

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


OzarkCon, NS 40, J 38, T/R switch

Michael McEwen
 

After reading all the posts, I am especially sorry I we couldn't come to OzarkCon this year...health problems, but they should resolved well before next year's event.  I really look forward to some face-to-face QSO's with the group.

I have found an NS-40 kit and would like to use it as the TX with my Ozark Patrol. The only problem is that I just cannot do the soldering required...the instruction are excellent but I did not realize how close together the resistors are and I can no longer do such soldering, am too shaky for fine work.  I experimented using some junk box board and resistors...no joy.  If someone would like to build it for me, I would be happy to pay for time and postage.

And speaking of my arm/wrist/hand problem, I have found that the best for me is a J 38...for some reason, it just seems to be the easiest.  I now have a very good condition J-38 that really is the easiest key/keyer I have used.  It is fine for my slow CW and is less prone to errors than other types I've tried.

If anyone out there has a disability that limits CW dexterity, I would strongly suggest trying a J 38.  In fact, I have a modern replica "J 38" that I will be happy to give to anyone who wants to give a try.

Finally,   I am working on an enclosure for the Patrol and NS 40...actually I'm "designing" it and my cabinet maker son will build it.  We are thinking of a nice grain oak and some ventilation grills and haven't decided on what stain...I tend to like dark oak but the patrol control panel might look better on a light finish.  What are suggestions for a simple T/R switch? I will get pix of the project as it goes along.

73/2,

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098 - FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Dr. Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412



Saturdays Luncheon.

Daniel Mullen
 

Group,
Due to Dave Bixler being out of town and my having another obligation the luncheon scheduled for Saturday 18 April 2015 will be cancelled.
73 Daniel KD0SZS

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Ozarkcon 2015

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Another great weekend in Branson! Thanks to the 4SQRP team...that includes everyone who attended, bought kits, etc.

Arrived home 3:30 p.m. Monday. 1670 miles round trip. Tired, but still reflecting on the people we met, conversations, presentations, smiles and friendships, new and renewed.

72,
Rich K8MEG/Helene W8MEG


Re: QRPometer Power but Not Correct

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Chuck,
You are getting this reading because of either a cold solder joint on one of the 100 ohm resistors or the switch.
First item would be to solder the resistors on top side of PCB. If that doesn't work, then reheat and apply fresh solder to switch posts.
Tilt board so solder does run into the switches. :-)
72,
Rich K8MEG



From: "Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 8:48 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] QRPometer Power but Not Correct

 
Folks,

I have a QRPometer that seems to be built correctly but does not
measure power correctly?

Compared to mine which does work correctly and accurately...

Mine measures a power source at 1.92 Watts

The bad unit measures 0.45 Watts from the same source.

The unit powers up OK except that the minus sign is displayed and is flashing.

Is there a voltage chart available? I probably could compare it
point by point to mine but which are the best and most useful points to check?

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX

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Re: Ozark antenna?

Paul Smith
 

Doc,
I have a hunk of #12 THHN that runs through the basement and out to the crotch of. Tree about 50 ft. A ground goes to my house ground Rod. My OzarkPatrol can hear every thing I tune.

de Paul N0NBD



On Apr 13, 2015, at 11:28 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

What would be the best simple antenna for my Ozark Patrol? 


72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 -SKCC #10098 - FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Dr. Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205

QRP SSB:  The difficult we do immediately...the impossible takes a little longer.


NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Hey folks quick reminder the NAQCC Midwest Net MWN is tonight Monday at 9pm CDT 0200 UTC on 40m on or around 7117 kHz please listen up or down as the frequency may be busy at net time. Hope you all had a great weekend...warm up that radio and stop in for comments and friendly conversation...

40m 7117 kHz 0200 UTC... Weather permitting we had storms last night...

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: OzarkCon 2015 Photos

Jeremy Utley
 

Dave - as I remember it, you have the access to the 4sQRP's webserver - if you want, you could just upload a zip file of them into that and I could pull them down here.  Or any other method of transfer would work for me!

Jeremy

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 7:56 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Gm and FB Dave.

Jeremy L Utley, NQ0M
522 N Tennessee
Iola, KS 66749

Thanks very much, sure enjoyed seeing you at Ocon, great fun all around.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 4/12/2015 10:29 PM, davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Terry and/or Jeremy,
I have a bunch of photos.

If I can get Jeremy's address I will burn them to cd and mail them to Jeremy.

David - K5DCM





Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

Todd K7TFC
 

​On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Ray Cadmus rcadmus@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
I agree that for most purposes a smaller version of the pictures would be fine.  Perhaps I'm spoiled - on my Linux system I can just select a batch of pictures in the file manager and right click to resize  them.  Lots easier than doing one by one in a photo manager.  ( I do use Gimp also)

​Gimp is also available for Windows. In fact, I use it on both my Ubuntu system and my Windows 8.1 laptop. As far as I can tell, Gimp looks and works the same on both. As far as I've heard, it's the equal of Photoshop, except that Gimp is open-source and free.​


73,

Todd
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On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Ray Cadmus rcadmus@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I agree that for most purposes a smaller version of the pictures would be fine.  Perhaps I'm spoiled - on my Linux system I can just select a batch of pictures in the file manager and right click to resize  them.  Lots easier than doing one by one in a photo manager.  ( I do use Gimp also)

For other operating systems ImageMagick can do most any image manipulation - resize, convert types or whatever.  It can easily be done on batches of pictures as well.

http://www.imagemagick.org/

Regards,

ray    W0PFO

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On 04/13/2015 12:42 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

David:

When I need to send pictures to someone, I always reduce the resolution to 640 x 480 first (using GIMP).  The resolution is still good enough to view on a computer screen, yet saves lots of space and, in my case, lets me send several of them at a time.  If someone should ever want a better resolution version of the same picture, then I would send him that original alone.  So far, only one person has ever wanted the higher resolution version of a picture.  You could do the same when uploading your pictures to the webpage.  I doubt anyone would notice.  And, of course, for pictures of me, the less resolution, the better I look-hi.

72,
John AA0VE

On 04/13/2015 11:50 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I started to upload pics from Ocon, but realized it was going to limit the Mbytes I could upload, so just a very few pics, and I had to upload one at a time. So, I deleted the one pic I had uploaded, but yahoo sent out a message anyway !!

Not that my pics are anything to write home about, but I do want to get them posted somewhere and to Jeremy if he wants to use any.  Problem is I must have about 40 or 50 to pick from....

On 04/13/2015 08:42 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Dave;

I can't find the file nor the photos???
Did something change or am I just not looking in the correct place?

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


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Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

Ray Cadmus
 

I agree that for most purposes a smaller version of the pictures would be fine.  Perhaps I'm spoiled - on my Linux system I can just select a batch of pictures in the file manager and right click to resize  them.  Lots easier than doing one by one in a photo manager.  ( I do use Gimp also)

For other operating systems ImageMagick can do most any image manipulation - resize, convert types or whatever.  It can easily be done on batches of pictures as well.

http://www.imagemagick.org/

Regards,

ray    W0PFO

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On 04/13/2015 12:42 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

David:

When I need to send pictures to someone, I always reduce the resolution to 640 x 480 first (using GIMP).  The resolution is still good enough to view on a computer screen, yet saves lots of space and, in my case, lets me send several of them at a time.  If someone should ever want a better resolution version of the same picture, then I would send him that original alone.  So far, only one person has ever wanted the higher resolution version of a picture.  You could do the same when uploading your pictures to the webpage.  I doubt anyone would notice.  And, of course, for pictures of me, the less resolution, the better I look-hi.

72,
John AA0VE

On 04/13/2015 11:50 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I started to upload pics from Ocon, but realized it was going to limit the Mbytes I could upload, so just a very few pics, and I had to upload one at a time. So, I deleted the one pic I had uploaded, but yahoo sent out a message anyway !!

Not that my pics are anything to write home about, but I do want to get them posted somewhere and to Jeremy if he wants to use any.  Problem is I must have about 40 or 50 to pick from....

On 04/13/2015 08:42 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Dave;

I can't find the file nor the photos???
Did something change or am I just not looking in the correct place?

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


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David Martin - Mountain Home, Ar. - K5DCM



Ozarkcon 2015

Dan Reynolds
 

What can I say?


It was awesome. Great presentations. Great fellowship. I hope I can make it next year! already thinking about it. 


Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO


Re: Ideas from OzarkCon

Dan Reynolds
 

Me too. Mike be sure to put that presentation somewhere for us!


Ideas from OzarkCon

davemrtn
 

I want to thank Mike Malone - KD5KXF for sharing his ideas and experiences with kit building and scratch building.

I found his idea about using the electric skillet to be a good idea for reflowing, and I will also use that idea to salvage SMT devices from PCB's.
Next chance I get, I am headed to the Salvation Army to see if I can find an old electric skillet (for cheap) to use just for this purpose...... I think this will keep me out of the dog house.... maybe !!

--
David Martin - Mountain Home, Ar. - K5DCM


Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

Todd K7TFC
 

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:06 AM, JT Croteau jt.tobit@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote: 
John, respectfully, I wish people would upload images in multiple sizes with the images optimized for file size. . . . My 27" monitor has a 1440p native resolution and 640x480 images look like thumbnails.  Optimized properly, a 640x480 is not that much smaller of file size compared to 1152x864.
 
As I understand it, with JPG photos, the file size is not just controlled by the pixel dimensions but also by the "quality" factor, a number >= 100. This relates to the degree of compression used in rending colors. To my eye, a quality factor of 80 is indistinguishable on a computer screen to the same image saved at 100, but the difference in file size is enormous.



It might also be worth noting that online services such as Flickr and Photobucket are good places to put photos in full resolution for free (up to a generous amount of free storage) instead of using up limited Yahoo Groups space. Instead of merely indicating there's photos related to a post in the group's photo section, the post could include direct clickable links to the photos
​ ​
​in the body of the post. They could then be looked at immediately in a new tab or window of the browser.
​ ​


73,

Todd
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Ozarkcon Facebook group

ai9e_qrp@...
 

It's old news to some, but there is a Ozarkcon Facebook Group that I've put together.  I'd be delighted if folks would join and add pictures, updates, etc.


73 Dave NM0S


Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

JT Croteau <jt.tobit@...>
 

John, respectfully, I wish people would upload images in multiple sizes with the images optimized for file size.

My 27" monitor has a 1440p native resolution and 640x480 images look like thumbnails.  Optimized properly, a 640x480 is not that much smaller of file size compared to 1152x864.

Glad to hear everyone had a good time.  I am looking forward to photos of any size.

72 de N1ESE

On Apr 13, 2015 1:42 PM, "'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

David:

When I need to send pictures to someone, I always reduce the resolution to 640 x 480 first (using GIMP).  The resolution is still good enough to view on a computer screen, yet saves lots of space and, in my case, lets me send several of them at a time.  If someone should ever want a better resolution version of the same picture, then I would send him that original alone.  So far, only one person has ever wanted the higher resolution version of a picture.  You could do the same when uploading your pictures to the webpage.  I doubt anyone would notice.  And, of course, for pictures of me, the less resolution, the better I look-hi.

72,
John AA0VE

On 04/13/2015 11:50 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I started to upload pics from Ocon, but realized it was going to limit the Mbytes I could upload, so just a very few pics, and I had to upload one at a time. So, I deleted the one pic I had uploaded, but yahoo sent out a message anyway !!

Not that my pics are anything to write home about, but I do want to get them posted somewhere and to Jeremy if he wants to use any.  Problem is I must have about 40 or 50 to pick from....

On 04/13/2015 08:42 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Dave;

I can't find the file nor the photos???
Did something change or am I just not looking in the correct place?

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


--
David Martin - Mountain Home, Ar. - K5DCM


Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

John Lonigro
 

David:

When I need to send pictures to someone, I always reduce the resolution to 640 x 480 first (using GIMP).  The resolution is still good enough to view on a computer screen, yet saves lots of space and, in my case, lets me send several of them at a time.  If someone should ever want a better resolution version of the same picture, then I would send him that original alone.  So far, only one person has ever wanted the higher resolution version of a picture.  You could do the same when uploading your pictures to the webpage.  I doubt anyone would notice.  And, of course, for pictures of me, the less resolution, the better I look-hi.

72,
John AA0VE

On 04/13/2015 11:50 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I started to upload pics from Ocon, but realized it was going to limit the Mbytes I could upload, so just a very few pics, and I had to upload one at a time. So, I deleted the one pic I had uploaded, but yahoo sent out a message anyway !!

Not that my pics are anything to write home about, but I do want to get them posted somewhere and to Jeremy if he wants to use any.  Problem is I must have about 40 or 50 to pick from....

On 04/13/2015 08:42 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Dave;

I can't find the file nor the photos???
Did something change or am I just not looking in the correct place?

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


-- 
David Martin - Mountain Home, Ar. - K5DCM


Re: New file uploaded to 4sqrp

davemrtn
 

I started to upload pics from Ocon, but realized it was going to limit the Mbytes I could upload, so just a very few pics, and I had to upload one at a time. So, I deleted the one pic I had uploaded, but yahoo sent out a message anyway !!

Not that my pics are anything to write home about, but I do want to get them posted somewhere and to Jeremy if he wants to use any.  Problem is I must have about 40 or 50 to pick from....

On 04/13/2015 08:42 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Dave;

I can't find the file nor the photos???
Did something change or am I just not looking in the correct place?

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


-- 
David Martin - Mountain Home, Ar. - K5DCM


Ozark antenna?

Michael McEwen
 

What would be the best simple antenna for my Ozark Patrol? 


72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 -SKCC #10098 - FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Dr. Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205

QRP SSB:  The difficult we do immediately...the impossible takes a little longer.

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