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Re: Field Day

Bill Cromwell
 

Thanks Don,

On another list the question about QRP came up. I pointed out that the "definition" of QRP varies and we have to read the rules posted by each sponsor for the event they are sponsoring. When 10 watts PEP is allowed for SSB in the QRP class that will be clearly stated in the rules for that event. As Don has mentioned, for FD the QRP limit is 5 watts. When I operate as a QRP station and the sponsor says it's a 5 watt limit I will throttle back to 3 or 4 watts. Amateur tolerances ya know. I might still be close to five watts (but not over) with my hillbilly homebrew gear.

Have fun at FD.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 05/12/2015 07:20 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@embarqmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:

For ARRL contests/awards the SSB limit is 5 watts, just like all other modes.
Many other contests allow 10 watts for QRP SSB, check the rules for each contest.

73,
W3FPR

On 5/12/2015 7:06 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I think they let you use 10 watts Ssb, but you may need to double check me!

Johnny AC0BQ


Re: NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Thanks all hope to see you on the radio soon...

Sent from my iPad

Scotty Long NU0S

On May 12, 2015, at 06:05, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good Job SCOTTY
Hiccups and All!
It was fun!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Scotty Long nu0s_73@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

> Thank you folks for QNI to the NAQCC MWN here from Nebraska...
>
> The following stations checked in...
>
> AC8JW John, MI
> KG0YR Dave, MO
> KB7KY Dave, AZ
> K8UDH Bruce, Wausa, NE
> WA2DWX David, NJ
> AC0BQ, Johnny, KS
> Hey and me the rookie CW op with hiccups NU0S Scotty, Lincoln, Nebraska...
>
> Have a great week my friends, always a pleasure...
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> 73 Scotty Long NU0S
> NAQCC MWN NCS
> Net Manager-Coordinator
> Member 3715



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


Re: Batteries again

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

I will vote with Charles on this for NiMH cells, A nominal 12 volt system runs as high as 14 volts or a little more so you could use as many as 9 or 10 of the AA cells. That is how I use them.

I also want to emphasize his comments about the 'rapid chargers'. Those will ruin your batteries. Once upon a time, when there were NiCad cells and no NiMH cells I got 10+years from three sets of NiCad AA cells and a part of that success was *NEVER* rapid charging them. The recommendation is stay under 0.1xC. C being the mA-hr rating of the cells. I used a little bit less. It would seem that 10 hours would give a full charge but it will take longer - 12 to 15 hours for a full charge. At the .1c rate it will be difficult to overcharge/overheat the cells.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 05/11/2015 11:56 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

NiMH AA batteries. These have good life, and I have never known one that was handled properly to leak. I leave them in my KX3. In the three years I have had the radio, there has been a set within the radio the entire time. The biggest danger to the NiMH cells is dropping them. These will produce higher current, and an 8 pack to produce 12 volts (actually starting at about 11.2 and safely dropping to about 8.2 volts) will last for about 4 hours under moderately operating conditions.


But I caution you to get a proper recharger. The batteries will last a long time if they are properly recharged, but the “quick chargers” will destroy them quite rapidly.

72,

Chas NK8O


Re: Field Day

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

For ARRL contests/awards the SSB limit is 5 watts, just like all other modes.
Many other contests allow 10 watts for QRP SSB, check the rules for each contest.

73,
W3FPR

On 5/12/2015 7:06 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I think they let you use 10 watts Ssb, but you may need to double check me!

Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...> wrote:
I'm watching this thread with interest as I'm still trying to decide if I am going to do field day on my own or see what the ARES group I'm active with is doing. Is 5 watts all the ARRL considers QRP?



Re: Field Day

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I think they let you use 10 watts Ssb, but you may need to double check me!
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Monday, May 11, 2015, Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...> wrote:
I'm watching this thread with interest as I'm still trying to decide if I am going to do field day on my own or see what the ARES group I'm active with is doing. Is 5 watts all the ARRL considers QRP?

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On May 11, 2015, at 21:31, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello CHAS

Your on the right track already!
Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as far as I know!
Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior, inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the years and some play better than others.
The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the above work well.
Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software sorts out the dupes!
Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested intrest, just a satisfied customer.
I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I may stand corrected.
If they do, run it from battery also?
You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go deaf if you do!

Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m going to operate QRP 1B-battery.  The lure of 10 points per QSO is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting up a station?  I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem.  I need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can set up a near vertical long wire.  As a second antenna, I was thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.


I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for it.  Sound advice.


Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its battery.  It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but I don't have one.  Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter to charge from the car battery?  I checked with ARRL a few years ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized generators to power the radio.


Comments?


Chas - NK8O






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



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


Re: NAQCC MWN

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Job SCOTTY
Hiccups and All!
It was fun!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Monday, May 11, 2015, Scotty Long nu0s_73@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

> Thank you folks for QNI to the NAQCC MWN here from Nebraska...
>
> The following stations checked in...
>
> AC8JW John, MI
> KG0YR Dave, MO
> KB7KY Dave, AZ
> K8UDH Bruce, Wausa, NE
> WA2DWX David, NJ
> AC0BQ, Johnny, KS
> Hey and me the rookie CW op with hiccups NU0S Scotty, Lincoln, Nebraska...
>
> Have a great week my friends, always a pleasure...
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> 73 Scotty Long NU0S
> NAQCC MWN NCS
> Net Manager-Coordinator
> Member 3715



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


Re: Batteries again

Charles W. Powell
 

NiMH AA batteries. These have good life, and I have never known one that was handled properly to leak.  I leave them in my KX3.  In the three years I have had the radio, there has been a set within the radio the entire time. The biggest danger to the NiMH cells is dropping them.  These will produce higher current, and an 8 pack to produce 12 volts (actually starting at about 11.2 and safely dropping to about 8.2 volts) will last for about 4 hours under moderately operating conditions.

But I caution you to get a proper recharger.  The batteries will last a long time if they are properly recharged, but the “quick chargers” will destroy them quite rapidly.

72,

Chas NK8O

On May 11, 2015, at 21:18, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I have been chided enough by friends, family, and some fellow hams about my plan to use alkaline AA batteries for my short operating time, minimum weight SOTA power source.  So, what kind of AA rechargeable would be the best for this use?
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

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




Batteries again

Michael McEwen
 

I have been chided enough by friends, family, and some fellow hams about my plan to use alkaline AA batteries for my short operating time, minimum weight SOTA power source.  So, what kind of AA rechargeable would be the best for this use?
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

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


[QRP-L] NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Thank you folks for QNI to the NAQCC MWN here from Nebraska...

The following stations checked in...

AC8JW John, MI
KG0YR Dave, MO
KB7KY Dave, AZ
K8UDH Bruce, Wausa, NE
WA2DWX David, NJ
AC0BQ, Johnny, KS
Hey and me the rookie CW op with hiccups NU0S Scotty, Lincoln, Nebraska...

Have a great week my friends, always a pleasure...

Sent from my iPad

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


Re: Monday Night SSB Net SWL Report

Neil Goldstein
 

Hi all, 

I've been wanting to check in and support the SSB net.  I operate QRP SSB frequently and would love to show people that it's not the disaster it's made out to be.  Normally I would have tried to check in tonight, but the 1930 net is the same time as my local club net, and I got swamped with homework after that (Isn't college as a middle aged adult fun?).  Maybe next week, school permitting.

Maybe next week.

--
Neil Goldstein  W2NDG
http://radiokitguide.com


Re: Field Day

Charles W. Powell
 

You’re right, Johnny.

"You must operate all transmitting and receiving equipment from emergency power. If you use a computer to control or operate the radio, it also must use emergency power. If the computer is used only for logging and is not keying the transmitter, it does not need to be emergency powered. 

So since I want to key the rig with the computer, I’ll need to figure out battery power for the computer.  During the day, I have a solar panel that can be used to accomplish this, or at least to slow the discharge rate. The laptop is problematic because it takes 18-19 volts.  I have a 12 Ah 12V LiFePO4 for the radio.  Other than the time I plan to use a large solar panel to gain extra points, the 12 Ah really should last the entire 24h.  Overnight, I’ll probably go to sleep when the computer dies!

72,

Chas - NK8O


On May 11, 2015, at 20:15, dave ho13dave@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 


> I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I
> may stand corrected.

I can't quote the exact phrase the ARRL uses . . . but . . . if the
computer keys the rig it must be battery powered (or generator, if not
QRP). This assumes you are running as a field station. Would be
different for some of the other categories.

If the computer is used only for logging, no keying of the rig or
otherwise driving the TX, it can run off mains power.

Any digital operations that use the pc sound card would need to be
battery/generator powered.

Read over the rules carefully, all this is in there. Check the FAQ's.

73 de dave
ab9ca/4

On 5/11/15 8:31 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
>
> Hello CHAS
> Your on the right track already!
> Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as
> far as I know!
> Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior,
> inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the
> years and some play better than others.
> The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the
> above work well.
> Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software
> sorts out the dupes!
> Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested
> intrest, just a satisfied customer.
> I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I
> may stand corrected.
> If they do, run it from battery also?
> You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go
> deaf if you do!
>
> Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
> Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
> 72
> Johnny AC0BQÂ
>
> On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@...
> <mailto:doctorcwp@...> [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...
> <mailto:4sqrp@...>> wrote:
>
> __
> Â
>
> I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m
> going to operate QRP 1B-battery. The lure of 10 points per QSO
> is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting
> up a station? I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem. I
> need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can
> set up a near vertical long wire. As a second antenna, I was
> thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.
>
>
> I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the
> past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for
> it. Sound advice.
>
>
> Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its
> battery. It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but
> I don't have one. Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter
> to charge from the car battery? I checked with ARRL a few years
> ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized
> generators to power the radio.
>
>
> Comments?
>
>
> Chas - NK8O
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> QRP....."more smiles per watt"
> 72
> JOHNNY AC0BQÂ ..
>
>
>
>



Re: Field Day

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

Chas---
I operated from my back patio last year for a couple of hours using ol' #52 (Cyclone 40) on battery power and my 40 meter inverted vee. Finished with 22 QSOs, 320 points in 1B-1B. Great fun, never did indicate I was QRP. Won't be on this year due to long-planned family commitments this summer.

Have fun!
72,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: Monday Night SSB Net SWL Report

Michael McEwen
 

Wow...nada heard at this station...noise was S8/9 with some lightning crashes.

_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

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


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM, dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I heard Wayne (KC0PMH) call CQ twice.

He was 59 here, making it over the S7 noise nicely.

Nothing else heard.


73

Bill

KV6Z





Re: Monday Night SSB Net SWL Report

Richard Dickerson
 

I heard someone calling the net but no one heard my answer. Lots of noise though

Richard
WF2F

Sent from my iPhone

On May 11, 2015, at 20:40, dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I heard Wayne (KC0PMH) call CQ twice.

He was 59 here, making it over the S7 noise nicely.

Nothing else heard.


73

Bill

KV6Z




Re: Field Day

Charles W. Powell
 

Here it is out of the rules:

7.1. QSO Points:

7.1.1. Phone contacts count one point each. 7.1.2. CW contacts count two points each. 7.1.3. Digital contacts count two points each.

7.2. Power multipliers: The power multiplier that applies is determined by the highest power output of any of the transmitters used during the Field Day operation.

7.2.1. If all contacts are made using a power of 5 Watts or less and if a power source other than commercial mains or motor-driven generator is used (batteries, solar cells, water-driven generator), the power multiplier is 5 (five).
7.2.2. If all contacts are made using a power of 5 Watts or less, but the power source is from a commercial main or from a motor-driven generator, the power multiplier is 2. If batteries are charged during the Field Day period using commercial mains or a motor-driven generator the power multiplier is 2 (two).

7.2.3. If any or all contacts are made using an output power up to 150 Watts or less, the power multiplier is 2 (two).
7.2.4. If any or all contacts are made using an output power greater than 150 Watts, the power multiplier is 1 (one).

7.2.5. The power multiplier for an entry is determined by the maximum output power used by any transmitter used to complete any contact during the event. (Example: a group has one QRP station running 3 Watts and a second station running 100 Watts, the power multiplier of 2 applies to all contacts made by the entire operation).

72,

Chas 

On May 11, 2015, at 19:54, 'Joshua Gould, K8WXA' jg.k8wxa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I'm watching this thread with interest as I'm still trying to decide if I am going to do field day on my own or see what the ARES group I'm active with is doing. Is 5 watts all the ARRL considers QRP?

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On May 11, 2015, at 21:31, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello CHAS

Your on the right track already!
Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as far as I know!
Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior, inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the years and some play better than others.
The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the above work well.
Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software sorts out the dupes!
Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested intrest, just a satisfied customer.
I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I may stand corrected.
If they do, run it from battery also?
You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go deaf if you do!

Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m going to operate QRP 1B-battery.  The lure of 10 points per QSO is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting up a station?  I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem.  I need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can set up a near vertical long wire.  As a second antenna, I was thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.


I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for it.  Sound advice.


Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its battery.  It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but I don't have one.  Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter to charge from the car battery?  I checked with ARRL a few years ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized generators to power the radio.


Comments?


Chas - NK8O







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





Re: Field Day

dave <ho13dave@...>
 

I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I
may stand corrected.
I can't quote the exact phrase the ARRL uses . . . but . . . if the
computer keys the rig it must be battery powered (or generator, if not
QRP). This assumes you are running as a field station. Would be
different for some of the other categories.

If the computer is used only for logging, no keying of the rig or
otherwise driving the TX, it can run off mains power.

Any digital operations that use the pc sound card would need to be
battery/generator powered.

Read over the rules carefully, all this is in there. Check the FAQ's.

73 de dave
ab9ca/4



On 5/11/15 8:31 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:


Hello CHAS
Your on the right track already!
Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as
far as I know!
Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior,
inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the
years and some play better than others.
The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the
above work well.
Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software
sorts out the dupes!
Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested
intrest, just a satisfied customer.
I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I
may stand corrected.
If they do, run it from battery also?
You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go
deaf if you do!

Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
72
Johnny AC0BQÂ

On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@yahoo.com
<mailto:doctorcwp@yahoo.com> [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

__
Â

I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m
going to operate QRP 1B-battery. The lure of 10 points per QSO
is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting
up a station? I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem. I
need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can
set up a near vertical long wire. As a second antenna, I was
thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.


I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the
past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for
it. Sound advice.


Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its
battery. It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but
I don't have one. Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter
to charge from the car battery? I checked with ARRL a few years
ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized
generators to power the radio.


Comments?


Chas - NK8O






--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQÂ ..




Re: Field Day

Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...>
 

I'm watching this thread with interest as I'm still trying to decide if I am going to do field day on my own or see what the ARES group I'm active with is doing. Is 5 watts all the ARRL considers QRP?

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On May 11, 2015, at 21:31, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hello CHAS

Your on the right track already!
Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as far as I know!
Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior, inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the years and some play better than others.
The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the above work well.
Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software sorts out the dupes!
Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested intrest, just a satisfied customer.
I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I may stand corrected.
If they do, run it from battery also?
You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go deaf if you do!

Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m going to operate QRP 1B-battery.  The lure of 10 points per QSO is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting up a station?  I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem.  I need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can set up a near vertical long wire.  As a second antenna, I was thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.


I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for it.  Sound advice.


Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its battery.  It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but I don't have one.  Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter to charge from the car battery?  I checked with ARRL a few years ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized generators to power the radio.


Comments?


Chas - NK8O






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


Re: SSB?

Martin Huyett <huyettmeh@...>
 

I listened for about ten minutes at 8:30pm CDT. I thought I heard a station but not at all copyable.  I had just worked a Maritime Mobile Service Net station in Oklahoma with 5 watts on 14.300 so I know my rig was working!

 

73

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 4:18 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Wayne Dillon
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSB?

 

 

If you can, try SSB on 7.285 tonight...7:30 and 8:30 CDT.  This Monday night SSB net has been trying to get off the ground.  I plan to try 8:30 for sure and maybe 7:30 if we are finished with supper.


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On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I'll see if I can persuade my antenna on to 17m and then I'll report back (I'll listen out as well).

have a blessed day

Wayne - KC0PMH

 

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Re: Field Day

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello CHAS
Your on the right track already!
Power your radio from battey and use 5 watts, that's the legal part as far as I know!
Keep your antenna's simple, vertical, inverted VEE, G5rv junior, inverted L all seem to work well. We have tried several through the years and some play better than others.
The idea of having one for close range like a NVIS is good but any the above work well.
Logging can be done on paper, but a computer with logging software sorts out the dupes!
Scott N3JFP sells a great field day logging program, no vested intrest, just a satisfied customer.
I'm not sure the ARRL cares about the power for your computer, but I may stand corrected.
If they do, run it from battery also?
You are correct on telling them your are QRP, some QRO operators go deaf if you do!

Just go set up fight the bugs and have fun!!
Don't forget to bring food, that's the best part!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 11, 2015, doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am free for Field Day this year (how did it happen?) so I’m going to operate QRP 1B-battery.  The lure of 10 points per QSO is pretty strong. Does anyone have any recommendations for setting up a station?  I have the KX3, so the radio is not a problem.  I need to do a little site survey, but where I am considering I can set up a near vertical long wire.  As a second antenna, I was thinking about hanging a very large horizontal loop for NVIS.


I read some of the information that Terry WA0ITP posted in the past, i.e., call CQ, don't act like you're QRP, and just go for it.  Sound advice.


Also, my laptop, a Macbook Air, only lasts 5 or 6 hours on its battery.  It's legal to power the computer with a generator, but I don't have one.  Maybe I should try to find a 12 volt inverter to charge from the car battery?  I checked with ARRL a few years ago and this is legal, as long as you don't use the motorized generators to power the radio.


Comments?


Chas - NK8O






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Re: Monday Night SSB Net SWL Report

Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...>
 

I would have been there, but I have the radios unhooked because of storms rolling through. 

72,
Joshua Gould
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On May 11, 2015, at 20:44, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I heard nothing.  I'll listen at 8:30 as well.

72, John AA0VE

On 05/11/2015 07:40 PM, dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I heard Wayne (KC0PMH) call CQ twice.

He was 59 here, making it over the S7 noise nicely.

Nothing else heard.


73

Bill

KV6Z




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