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Re: CW PRACTICE NET

Michael McEwen
 

Dale, if I answer, "Your full call" whoe are you going to know who I am...sorry my friend, couldn't resist a stupid response...as my XYL says, "Duh...where is your brain...still on vacation?


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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 Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:09 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The RMRC (Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental) CW Practice net will be called at
2200z on 7.0625
2230 on 14.0625

by WC7S...
 
I will call the net at 17 wpm.. HOWEVER, you certainly should feel encouraged to check in at YOUR comfy cw speed.
Don't worry about matching me... be more concerned with being comfy with your sending... as I will match you.
It goes like this.. I call the net...  "CQ RMRC de WC7S K"
then you check in with....   "YOUR FULL CALL"
Then I answer at your speed, and we chat for a bit...
Then I go on to call again, and check in additional stations..
You get to copy all of us.. at different speeds. Practice, Practice, Practice...

The first net is on 40.. the second is on 20.. no need to check into both, unless YOU want to.
(Practice more).

There are a couple of fellows that check in at 25 wpm.. they check in quickly, which works well for those of us that
don't copy that fast.. because the net then drops back to the next check in's comfy speed.

I like to run QRP.. a lot. However, this is a cw practice net.. so I will go QRO usually about 50w or so..
that way we are practicing cw.. not weak signal reception.

Y'all come, Y'er?

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



CW PRACTICE NET

Dale Putnam
 

The RMRC (Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental) CW Practice net will be called at
2200z on 7.0625
2230 on 14.0625

by WC7S...
 
I will call the net at 17 wpm.. HOWEVER, you certainly should feel encouraged to check in at YOUR comfy cw speed.
Don't worry about matching me... be more concerned with being comfy with your sending... as I will match you.
It goes like this.. I call the net...  "CQ RMRC de WC7S K"
then you check in with....   "YOUR FULL CALL"
Then I answer at your speed, and we chat for a bit...
Then I go on to call again, and check in additional stations..
You get to copy all of us.. at different speeds. Practice, Practice, Practice...

The first net is on 40.. the second is on 20.. no need to check into both, unless YOU want to.
(Practice more).

There are a couple of fellows that check in at 25 wpm.. they check in quickly, which works well for those of us that
don't copy that fast.. because the net then drops back to the next check in's comfy speed.

I like to run QRP.. a lot. However, this is a cw practice net.. so I will go QRO usually about 50w or so..
that way we are practicing cw.. not weak signal reception.

Y'all come, Y'er?

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


CW PRACTICE NET

Dale Putnam
 

The RMRC (Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental) CW Practice net will be called at
2200z on 7.0625
2230 on 14.0625

by WC7S...
 
I will call the net at 17 wpm.. HOWEVER, you certainly should feel encouraged to check in at YOUR comfy cw speed.
Don't worry about matching me... be more concerned with being comfy with your sending... as I will match you.
It goes like this.. I call the net...  "CQ RMRC de WC7S K"
then you check in with....   "YOUR FULL CALL"
Then I answer at your speed, and we chat for a bit...
Then I go on to call again, and check in additional stations..
You get to copy all of us.. at different speeds. Practice, Practice, Practice...

The first net is on 40.. the second is on 20.. no need to check into both, unless YOU want to.
(Practice more).

There are a couple of fellows that check in at 25 wpm.. they check in quickly, which works well for those of us that
don't copy that fast.. because the net then drops back to the next check in's comfy speed.

I like to run QRP.. a lot. However, this is a cw practice net.. so I will go QRO usually about 50w or so..
that way we are practicing cw.. not weak signal reception.

Y'all come, Y'er?

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


Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

GM, I came home late last nite so decided to go ahead with the net this morning, thanks to Bill for standing by.  Checkins were a little light, but signals were good and the band was quiet, it's a good morning on 40, thanks for making the effort  Making it in were:



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


Thursday Morning Net

dekle@...
 

The Four State Thursday Morning CW Net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.

NCS is WQ5RP/WAØITP..*

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to see you Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central time.

* Or, if he can't make it, a reasonable facsimile of a CW operator may call the net.

Today, it's me, Bill KV6Z in Claremore, OK.

Please QNI and don't leave me hanging on this.

I want a reasonable list to show the Boss when he returns.


73

Bill

KV6Z





Re: 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice Net Bill
Good sigs here on 40m
72
AC0BQ


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

Good showing tonight:

WA9PWP    Paul        Stoughton, WI
K9ZTV         Kent        Jefferson City, MO
NK8O          Chas       Louisburg, KS
KD0WF       Jim          Columbia, MO
KB4QNR     Charles    Lexington, KY
AC0BQ       Johnny     Lebo, KS
KV6Z          Bill           Claremore, OK (NCS)


And I missed one dog gone it!
I hate it when that happens.
I think it was a WBo station but I'm not sure. (Possibly Steve in Lincoln, NE.)
Just not enough signal to work with. Sorry.
Please try again next week.

73 to all
Bill
KV6Z





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


Re: Wednesday Night Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all
Well I called the 80m nets on the correct night ( I think) and had one taker.
Thanks Bill KV6Z for the check in.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


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

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z NCS
8:30        " "        ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00        " "        ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

73
Bill
KV6Z






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


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

AC0WZ Dan Fulton, MO.
KA0KRN David Ottumwa, IA.
W0MQY Joe, Pittsburgh, KS. 
WF2F Richard,South Bend, IN.
Good sigs, band quiet, tnx for checkins.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 


FB martin,
 
Sounds like you're doing your homework. I wish I was going on that trip!!!
Once in the early 80s I took a Mizuho MX-15 running on a 9v battery and made a 300 mw SSB contact on 15m to AZ from deep in Algonquin Park Canada on a canoe trip.
I was flabbergasted! But that didn't take much wire.
 
Well, maybe next week. Hope to hear you.
 
Thank you for trying,
Keep us posted on your trip so we can look for you.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:07 PM
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

 

Hi,

The station you missed was me, K0BXB in Burlington, WI. I was running five watts using an experimental antenna I am “testing” for a backpack trip to Glacier National Park in July. The Antenna is a 35 foot wire tied through a Tuna Tunah ii tuner to my Yaesul FT-817nd. It has about ten feet of counterpoise. I’ve been trying various antennas but it is hard to compare them as the conditions change so quickly and wildly it seems. The last time I checked in a week or so ago I was using a 51 ft wire tied to the same setup. It’s fun to play with different options that might work for a six day wilderness backpacking trip!

Thanks so much.

Martin

K0BXB

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:59 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

 

Good showing tonight:

WA9PWP    Paul        Stoughton, WI
K9ZTV         Kent        Jefferson City, MO
NK8O          Chas       Louisburg, KS
KD0WF       Jim          Columbia, MO
KB4QNR     Charles    Lexington, KY
AC0BQ       Johnny     Lebo, KS
KV6Z          Bill           Claremore, OK (NCS)


And I missed one dog gone it!
I hate it when that happens.
I think it was a WBo station but I'm not sure. (Possibly Steve in Lincoln, NE.)
Just not enough signal to work with. Sorry.
Please try again next week.

73 to all
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

Martin Huyett <huyettmeh@...>
 

Hi,

 

The station you missed was me, K0BXB in Burlington, WI. I was running five watts using an experimental antenna I am “testing” for a backpack trip to Glacier National Park in July. The Antenna is a 35 foot wire tied through a Tuna Tunah ii tuner to my Yaesul FT-817nd. It has about ten feet of counterpoise. I’ve been trying various antennas but it is hard to compare them as the conditions change so quickly and wildly it seems. The last time I checked in a week or so ago I was using a 51 ft wire tied to the same setup. It’s fun to play with different options that might work for a six day wilderness backpacking trip!

 

Thanks so much.

 

Martin

K0BXB

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:59 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 40m Wednesday Night CW Net

 

 

Good showing tonight:

WA9PWP    Paul        Stoughton, WI
K9ZTV         Kent        Jefferson City, MO
NK8O          Chas       Louisburg, KS
KD0WF       Jim          Columbia, MO
KB4QNR     Charles    Lexington, KY
AC0BQ       Johnny     Lebo, KS
KV6Z          Bill           Claremore, OK (NCS)


And I missed one dog gone it!
I hate it when that happens.
I think it was a WBo station but I'm not sure. (Possibly Steve in Lincoln, NE.)
Just not enough signal to work with. Sorry.
Please try again next week.

73 to all
Bill
KV6Z

 


40m Wednesday Night CW Net

dekle@...
 

Good showing tonight:

WA9PWP    Paul        Stoughton, WI
K9ZTV         Kent        Jefferson City, MO
NK8O          Chas       Louisburg, KS
KD0WF       Jim          Columbia, MO
KB4QNR     Charles    Lexington, KY
AC0BQ       Johnny     Lebo, KS
KV6Z          Bill           Claremore, OK (NCS)


And I missed one dog gone it!
I hate it when that happens.
I think it was a WBo station but I'm not sure. (Possibly Steve in Lincoln, NE.)
Just not enough signal to work with. Sorry.
Please try again next week.

73 to all
Bill
KV6Z




Wednesday Night Nets

dekle@...
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z NCS
8:30        " "        ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00        " "        ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

73
Bill
KV6Z





Re: Really dumb crystal question

Michael McEwen
 

Fascinating...

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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 Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:24 PM, m1buu@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

If you go down the home brew route, you can have exactly what you have want. Using a DDS module in a BITX circuit can result in a very cheap, stable and frequency agile rig. If you wanted QRPp power, then just leave off the PA stage! I think the basic BITX puts out about 400mW.

My BITX20 uses an AD9850 DDS module controlled by a Chinese Arduino clone (~$5). If I was to do it again, I'd use the Si5351 module as it negates the need for a separate BFO.

http://m1buu.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/bitx20-project.html

73



Re: Different strokes for different folks

Michael McEwen
 

Only licensed since 1990, but even with only 25 years, I've made enough mistakes to learn from them ;>}

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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 Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
Not to say it is the best solution, but my evolution in amateur/qrp radio is this:  I have a decent 100W base rig and a hex beam for 20 and 17...plus dipoles for 80/40/10.  That is a good set-up for me...I'm not a "contester" or super-serious DX person.

When it comes to portable ops, I have invested a lot more time and energy (and $) trying to get the best set-up for me.  The Yaesu 817 was great...but it was hard for me to operate due to the small display/buttons and it had a bunch of capabilities that I never used.  Fortunate for me, I sold it for about what I paid for it...5 years ago...much more pricey now.  I never considered Elecraft, not because there is anything wrong...they are great but $, whoa.

I have ended up with a simple LNR LD-5 CW/SSB 5 Band and a couple of kit 2-3 CW watt-ers.  Two antennas for hiking/biking/camping: Alex Loop and LNR-PAR "trail friendly" 40/20/10. 

To reiterate:  the 817 ( and other Yaesu 8XX) are great radios as is the Elecraft KX-3.  If money, simplicity, and weight are not the issue, consider them...and a Buddipole multi rigged antenna.

As an OM who is now a true OM (67 yr old), I'm going for simplicity, low weight, and fun.
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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



Re: Really dumb crystal question

Colin Evans
 

If you go down the home brew route, you can have exactly what you have want. Using a DDS module in a BITX circuit can result in a very cheap, stable and frequency agile rig. If you wanted QRPp power, then just leave off the PA stage! I think the basic BITX puts out about 400mW.

My BITX20 uses an AD9850 DDS module controlled by a Chinese Arduino clone (~$5). If I was to do it again, I'd use the Si5351 module as it negates the need for a separate BFO.

http://m1buu.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/bitx20-project.html

73


Different strokes for different folks

Michael McEwen
 

Not to say it is the best solution, but my evolution in amateur/qrp radio is this:  I have a decent 100W base rig and a hex beam for 20 and 17...plus dipoles for 80/40/10.  That is a good set-up for me...I'm not a "contester" or super-serious DX person.

When it comes to portable ops, I have invested a lot more time and energy (and $) trying to get the best set-up for me.  The Yaesu 817 was great...but it was hard for me to operate due to the small display/buttons and it had a bunch of capabilities that I never used.  Fortunate for me, I sold it for about what I paid for it...5 years ago...much more pricey now.  I never considered Elecraft, not because there is anything wrong...they are great but $, whoa.

I have ended up with a simple LNR LD-5 CW/SSB 5 Band and a couple of kit 2-3 CW watt-ers.  Two antennas for hiking/biking/camping: Alex Loop and LNR-PAR "trail friendly" 40/20/10. 

To reiterate:  the 817 ( and other Yaesu 8XX) are great radios as is the Elecraft KX-3.  If money, simplicity, and weight are not the issue, consider them...and a Buddipole multi rigged antenna.

As an OM who is now a true OM (67 yr old), I'm going for simplicity, low weight, and fun.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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


Re: Really dumb crystal question

moshecontra
 

I think you mean the PSK-20, which SWL sold as a kit, single-frequency SSB trx for 20m PSK31.  The SW40 was a CW-only 40m rig.  I have embarked on a long-term project to try and coax the SW40 to transmit PSK31, using a simple low-frequency interface circuit between the PC and the radio.  I got that interface working, but still have to see if the tx final can be modulated to output a clean enough signal, since it is designed to be class C.

Since most PSK31 activity on 20m is within a single 3 KHz range (roughly 14070 to 14073, many different QSOs can be worked simultaneously with the PSK20 with its fixed "carrier" frequency of 14070, a 3 KHz wide IF filter, and PSK31 software on a PC.  I don't see how a crystal-controlled voice-SSB rig would be very useful, though, as there could only be one QSO at a time within the 3 KHz channel.  Change the oscillator to a VXO, tweaking the crystal frequency over 10 or 20 KHz with a variable capacitor or varactor diode, and it might become useful.


Re: 80 m Tuesday night net!

Paul Smith
 

I am glad to be straightened out. I read the earlier post and asked Toodles what day it is. I was confused. Since I retired I don't consult the calendar or clock..... C u all tomorrow night.

de Paul N0NBD



On May 19, 2015, at 8:53 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

well guys, 

Crow taste pretty bad!
Sorry about the mistake!
I just started a new 80 meter net as well as the wrong time!
Cy all tomorrow night....tomorrow is Wednesday, right.
Fun to get old, isn't it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ  


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


Re: SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Charles W. Powell
 

See? I just read the e-mails!

Chas - NK8O


On May 19, 2015, at 19:57, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Yes it does start in 24 hours, Bill.

Not tonight.
72
Johnny 

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

There are 316 days to go until the next OzarkCon.

If you find that a tad depressing - cheer up - there IS something to look forward to that is a lot closer -

The Wednesday Night Nets start in 24 hours!!!
See you there.

73
Bill
KV6Z






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




Re: 80 m Tuesday night net!

dekle <dekle@...>
 


That still doesn't beat the time I frantically called "CQ4S" for the SSS  -  on a Saturday!
HI.
Crow isn't so bad - if you cook it right.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 m Tuesday night net!

 

well guys, 

Crow taste pretty bad!
Sorry about the mistake!
I just started a new 80 meter net as well as the wrong time!
Cy all tomorrow night....tomorrow is Wednesday, right.
Fun to get old, isn't it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ  


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

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