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Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Arnie, Hope you do make Big Brutus this year.

Terry, probably will have a kite or two, and I will have a couple of delta kites.
And, its possible that Bill - KV6Z will give us a challenge with a fighter kite.

73,

....Walter - K5EST....



Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

WA0ITP
 

I plan to bring some kites and a small radio controlled plane for folks to fly,  and something to sell on the tailgate.   Looking foreward to a fun social event again this year. While the radios are the focal point. To paraphrase QRP ARCI, "It's not ALL about the radio."  True indeed.

Looking forward to an eyeball at Brutus.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 5/29/2015 12:49 PM, ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Very Nice!

I hope I can make it this year.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and operating a bit.

I am wondering if anyone is going to try to do another long wire hung on a skyhook! (kite).
It was cool a couple of years ago to see it flying for just about the whole weekend on its own!

73 - Arnie KA0NCR

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Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

ka0ncr
 

Very Nice!

I hope I can make it this year.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and operating a bit.

I am wondering if anyone is going to try to do another long wire hung on a skyhook! (kite).
It was cool a couple of years ago to see it flying for just about the whole weekend on its own!

73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: Brutus Dates 11, 12, 13

Paul Smith
 

Sounds like a GREAT deal
I might even break out my 5 wt for that bruiser.
I have a Montana stonefly with his name on it.
de Paul N0NBD

On May 28, 2015, at 7:09 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Paul
You hook him and I will fry him, how's that for a deal!
Johnny

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Paul Smith <psmith61@...> wrote:
Hello all,
I just made our reservation for Friday night and Saturday night so Toodles and I will be there. She is excited. Toodles was concerned that it would interfere with her job with the Alumni but that is e next weekend. Cool..... We will be there with bells on and radios in a sack. The back story is there is a bass in the pit where Brutus lives that broke my brand new 3 wt flyrod. I want another crack at hooking and landing him hi hi. Cu all there

de Paul N0NBD



On May 28, 2015, at 1:09 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Joe, W0MQY, checked with his Brutus board member contact, and there are no reservations as yet for the weekend of our Brutus bash.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (FR, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  I'm setting up on Friday.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with Electricity and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There.
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..





Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

Paul Smith
 

Have made reservations and we will be there.

de Paul N0NBD



On May 28, 2015, at 1:22 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Joe, W0MQY, just checked with his Big Brutus board member contact, and the weekend for our Brutus bash is wide open. They are welcoming us back us again this year.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (Fri, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with electricityand water
Lots  and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

WA0ITP
 

Joe, W0MQY, just checked with his Big Brutus board member contact, and the weekend for our Brutus bash is wide open. They are welcoming us back us again this year.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (Fri, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with electricityand water
Lots  and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Malachi Doane
 

You got it Bill, 

 I thought you had called for relays but it was a uniquely loud QRN here. Like 4th of July firecrackers with the pop's. 

 I tried you just post sign off but I'm afraid that conditions were just not up to it. 

 Will try HARDER! next time. 

  bst 73

 Mal //N2QFD 


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called today at 4:15 pm MT or 2215z on 7.0625
and again on 14.0625 at 2245z or 4:45pm
Come practice your cw .. at your speed.
Today.. when you check in, I'll let you know my temp, your rst, and if you can copy any others, and want to say Hi to them,
please let me know. I will let you two chat for a couple exchanges, after we check in folks. Swap any numbers.. or QTH info.

See you this afternoon.

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


Thursday Morning Net

dekle@...
 

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
The storms are too close,
So I can't do the net.

(Yeah, I know.)

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Hi Mal,
 
It was nice to work you in the net.
 
YES!  I do want relays.
At the end of every net I always call for "Any QSP?" but I didn't hear anything last night.
Thank you, that would be a big help on nights like last night and it might make the difference for a station or two that are trying to QNI.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:16 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

 

Thanks for enduring Bill, I know what you mean about the QRN.

I I copied a KD0WF trying to get in the net. His signal came up at the end for me to a 449.

Do you want relays when this happens ?(assuming you'd still hear me)

Thanks again and bst 73,

Mal -N2QFD


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Jim Linsenbardt
 

Yes, that was me. I tried a few times but, I guess because of the noise, Bill could not catch my call.

Jim
KD0WF


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Malachi Doane
 

Thanks for enduring Bill, I know what you mean about the QRN.

I I copied a KD0WF trying to get in the net. His signal came up at the end for me to a 449.

Do you want relays when this happens ?(assuming you'd still hear me)

Thanks again and bst 73,

Mal -N2QFD


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
WF2F Richard, South Bend, IN>
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
AE5ME  Jeff,  Broken Arrow, OK  (new)
Lot's of  QRN , storms in area. TNX for all checkins.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS.


Wednesday Night 40m Net

dekle@...
 

Well that was downright brutal! (But still fun.)
I think I heard every lightning crash in the U.S from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
The persistence award goes to Ken WA8REI.
He repeated his call enough for me to get it - one letter at a time.
Thanks Ken

Here's the full list:

WA9PWP     Paul       Stoughton, WI
N5AF           Sam       Cleveland, TX
NK8O           Chas      Louisburg, KS
N2QFD         Mal        Elmira, NY
AC0BQ        Johnny    Lebo, KS
WA8REI       Ken        Freeland, MI
KV6Z           Bill          Claremore, OK (NCS)


There may have been another one (or maybe it was just my ears ringing from the static).
I'm sorry if I missed someone. Let me know if I made any errors.

Thanks everybody,
73
Bill
KV6Z






Re: QRO Operation Question

Curt
 

Darryl

FB on your service!  Obviously you have the right idea to separate the antennas.  Note that each rig likely has the ability to adjust its output power.  I would start with low power transmitting tests with each rig, and work your way up in power.  We have run lots of radios in close quarters without issue, but each situation is different.  The filtering in each rig may be sufficient along with antenna separation, proceed with care and likely things are ok.  I believe we still have a similar communications vehicle here in Maryland - maybe some web research will find some info. 

The antenna switch idea is a good one for lightning protection etc.  Something high quality that grounds the unused antenna - and yes for safety some electrical ground should be researched.  Whether you can afford the dummy load hardware may be another matter to consider. 

73 Curt


80m nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

ge all 
I will try the 80 m nets at 8:30 
I hope I can hear over the s6 7 noise level??
Call will be wq5rp/AC0BQ
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: QRO Operation Question

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Darryl,

I would suggest that you equip each radio with a 2 position coax switch and a 100 watt dummy load.  Switch the radio to the dummy load when it is not being operated and to an antenna when it is used.  That is the fail-safe situation if only one radio is to be used at a time.

OTOH, you mentioned only two bands - 40 meters and 70cm.  If operation is confined to those two bands, they may co-exist just fine and even allow simultaneous operation if both transmitters are sufficiently clean.  If there are problems, a 30 MHz low pass filter in the HF antenna line(s) should cure it, and a High Pass Filter in the VHF/UHF antenna line(s) will even allow simultaneous operation with no problem.
If you have more than those two transmitters, a set of good bandpass filters for the HF bands would be in order.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/27/2015 4:00 PM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

We have a communications trailer with Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief. We plan to run HF and VHF/UHF radios with antennas in close proximity. The trailer is 30 feet long and on the right front corner will be mounted a Comet GP-3 at about 15'. At the back corners will be two HF antennas, right back corner will be a screwdriver antenna at 10', and the back left corner will have a 25' push up pole with a 40 meter inverted vee, ends about 15' above ground. The UHF radio will be running 10 watts on 443.150, and the HF radio will be running 100 watts on 7.260. Should I turn the non-operating radio off when I am running the other one? Disconnect the antenna or just turn the radio off? Your suggestions appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB




QRO Operation Question

Darryl J Kelly
 

We have a communications trailer with Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief. We plan to run HF and VHF/UHF radios with antennas in close proximity. The trailer is 30 feet long and on the right front corner will be mounted a Comet GP-3 at about 15'. At the back corners will be two HF antennas, right back corner will be a screwdriver antenna at 10', and the back left corner will have a 25' push up pole with a 40 meter inverted vee, ends about 15' above ground. The UHF radio will be running 10 watts on 443.150, and the HF radio will be running 100 watts on 7.260. Should I turn the non-operating radio off when I am running the other one? Disconnect the antenna or just turn the radio off? Your suggestions appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB



Re: MP/PM

dekle@...
 

For the English alphabet, if using the same letter twice is permissible, it is

n**r  =  676 possibilities.

if the letters must be different it is

n! / (n-r)!  =  650

For the Khmer language, 2-letter permutations with repetition allowed would be

74**2 = 5476 possibilities.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: MP/PM

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

I have used 24 hour time format (sometimes referred to as "military time) since my teens and I automatically see 16:00 when the little hand is the 4 and the big hand is on the 12 (remember hands?) with a westering sun. But other people - those who use "kindergarten time" use PM to mean after noon. Context is everything but can be inadequate.

73,

Bill  KU8H


On 05/27/2015 09:45 AM, w7aqk@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

For us, here in the U.S., "MP" does tend to suggest the military police.  Any army vet would probably think of that first.  However, if you get a little more "worldly", the Brits refer to their representatives in Parliament as "MP's".  To further complicate things along that same line, if you use the term "PM", that refers to the Prime Minister!  It just "shows to go ya" how difficult it is for any acronym to have only a single connotation.  Yes, context helps, but all too often folks just make up their own stuff, and confusion results.  I see that a lot in posts, and also on CW, where there seems to be a propensity to try to shorten everything!

Dave W7AQK


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