Date   

Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights Check ins
N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
AC0BQ JOHNNY
W0MQY JOE
NK8O CHARLES
N4ELM DAVE

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Ge Group
Great signals on 40 meters tonight. Most everyone was good and strong.

Check in's were:
40 M
WA9PWP PAUL
WI5H MIKE
K08S KARL
N4MJ GLENN (TAKING A BREAK FROM NAQACC!)
N4ELM DAVE
NK8O CHARLES (PRETTY THIN)
KK5IB DARRYL.

80 METER CHECK IN'S
NK8O CHARLES * DOUBLE
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL DOUBLE
N4ELM DOUBLE
NICE NET
Thank everyone, cu next week.
72
Johnny


72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Now: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 09/15/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
09/15/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 09/15/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
09/15/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: SSS Results for September

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Carl
You had a good strong signal that held up all thru the sprint.
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 5:01 AM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
We are in the final stretch of the Second Sunday Sprint for 2021.
Thirteen people participated in the contest this month, a good showing. 
Coming in first was Carl, WB0CFF, with 22 QSO points, followed by the
other Carl, AA5VE, with 19 and Nick, WB5BKL, with 18,  For the year,
WB0CFF is the overall leader with 142 points, followed by Glenn, N4MJ,
with 98 and Chas, W2SH, with 94.  Note that Glenn and Chas have switched
position this month.  Carl may be too far ahead to catch, but we have a
close contest between Glenn and Chas, with just 3 months to go.  Carl's
1st place certificate for September will be emailed to him shortly.

The big news for the month is we had two new participants, Andy (W4NLT)
from Burke, VA and Bryan (K0EMT) from Columbus, IN.  Welcome to Andy and
Bryan.  Hope you two can participate again in the coming months.

72 until October,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator






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SSS Results for September

John Lonigro
 

We are in the final stretch of the Second Sunday Sprint for 2021. Thirteen people participated in the contest this month, a good showing.  Coming in first was Carl, WB0CFF, with 22 QSO points, followed by the other Carl, AA5VE, with 19 and Nick, WB5BKL, with 18,  For the year, WB0CFF is the overall leader with 142 points, followed by Glenn, N4MJ, with 98 and Chas, W2SH, with 94.  Note that Glenn and Chas have switched position this month.  Carl may be too far ahead to catch, but we have a close contest between Glenn and Chas, with just 3 months to go.  Carl's 1st place certificate for September will be emailed to him shortly.

The big news for the month is we had two new participants, Andy (W4NLT) from Burke, VA and Bryan (K0EMT) from Columbus, IN.  Welcome to Andy and Bryan.  Hope you two can participate again in the coming months.

72 until October,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 09/15/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
09/15/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

Curt
 

Jim,

Thanks for the fine work!  You ought to publish this in QST, with a little subtle advertising about the Jumper and why every ham needs one.  I have been doing my part, managed to sell two ops on how much fun the Jumper is, and what great fun it is to build and operate.

Curt, KB5JO


Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

davemrtn
 

You must have been really bored and needing something to do ! !


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On 9/13/2021 2:15 PM, Jim, N5IB wrote:
Had some "nothing to do" time today so decided to spend a few quality minutes performing my "due diligence" with the ARRL's RF Exposure Caculator at
http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

I ran four cases, for all bands from 160m to 6m, making the most conservative of assumptions - zero feedline loss, theoretical dipole gain of 2.14 dBi, calculating with ground reflections, and rounding all distances (for the uncontrolled environment up to the nearest tenth of a foot

Case 1:  100 W out, "brick on the IC-706 key" that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 2   100 W out, normal CW , that is 40% Tx  duty,  2 min Tx then 2 min Rx
Case 3:  15 W out,  "brick on the K2 key", that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 4:   a Bayou Jumper during normal Secret Agent ops

The results are shown on the attached graph.

Jim, N5IB







Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Jim
Yes the Jumper is hardly visible!
You could do a lot of “secret” work with that rate of exposure.
72
Johnny 

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 7:27 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Hi Johnny,

That's right - 13.5 feet.
Though for a situation that would never not in real life.

Throw in the more realistic duty cycle, feedline loss, cloud warming antenna pattern, etc, and it's much less.
But I like the worst case test, since I know my operation never even approaches that.

BTW - ain't the BJ cute, hiding down there in the grass?

Jim, N5IB






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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 09/15/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
09/15/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

Jim, N5IB
 

Hi Johnny,

That's right - 13.5 feet.
Though for a situation that would never not in real life.

Throw in the more realistic duty cycle, feedline loss, cloud warming antenna pattern, etc, and it's much less.
But I like the worst case test, since I know my operation never even approaches that.

BTW - ain't the BJ cute, hiding down there in the grass?

Jim, N5IB


Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Sorry,
That should have been 13.5 feet.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 5:47 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank Jim
That’s interesting.
I guess I should run one for 100 watts and another for 5, all CW.

So, if I read your chart correctly, the 100% 24/7 calculation, you would need to be 12 feet or so from your dipole, is this correct?
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:08 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Had some "nothing to do" time today so decided to spend a few quality minutes performing my "due diligence" with the ARRL's RF Exposure Caculator at
http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

I ran four cases, for all bands from 160m to 6m, making the most conservative of assumptions - zero feedline loss, theoretical dipole gain of 2.14 dBi, calculating with ground reflections, and rounding all distances (for the uncontrolled environment up to the nearest tenth of a foot

Case 1:  100 W out, "brick on the IC-706 key" that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 2   100 W out, normal CW , that is 40% Tx  duty,  2 min Tx then 2 min Rx
Case 3:  15 W out,  "brick on the K2 key", that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 4:   a Bayou Jumper doing normal Secret Agent stuff

The results are shown on the attached graph.

Jim, N5IB






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Re: RF Exposure Evaluation

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thank Jim
That’s interesting.
I guess I should run one for 100 watts and another for 5, all CW.

So, if I read your chart correctly, the 100% 24/7 calculation, you would need to be 12 feet or so from your dipole, is this correct?
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:08 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Had some "nothing to do" time today so decided to spend a few quality minutes performing my "due diligence" with the ARRL's RF Exposure Caculator at
http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

I ran four cases, for all bands from 160m to 6m, making the most conservative of assumptions - zero feedline loss, theoretical dipole gain of 2.14 dBi, calculating with ground reflections, and rounding all distances (for the uncontrolled environment up to the nearest tenth of a foot

Case 1:  100 W out, "brick on the IC-706 key" that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 2   100 W out, normal CW , that is 40% Tx  duty,  2 min Tx then 2 min Rx
Case 3:  15 W out,  "brick on the K2 key", that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 4:   a Bayou Jumper doing normal Secret Agent stuff

The results are shown on the attached graph.

Jim, N5IB






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RF Exposure Evaluation

Jim, N5IB
 

Had some "nothing to do" time today so decided to spend a few quality minutes performing my "due diligence" with the ARRL's RF Exposure Caculator at
http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

I ran four cases, for all bands from 160m to 6m, making the most conservative of assumptions - zero feedline loss, theoretical dipole gain of 2.14 dBi, calculating with ground reflections, and rounding all distances (for the uncontrolled environment up to the nearest tenth of a foot

Case 1: 100 W out, "brick on the IC-706 key" that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 2 100 W out, normal CW , that is 40% Tx duty, 2 min Tx then 2 min Rx
Case 3: 15 W out, "brick on the K2 key", that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 4: a Bayou Jumper doing normal Secret Agent stuff

The results are shown on the attached graph.

Jim, N5IB


Re: Send in your score

John - KK4ITX
 

John,

I'm not a big contester but it always brings a smile to my face when someone pushing 500w answers my QRP CQ.......... so while I wouldn't think "Extra Credit" is needed I surely would think at least the 1 point is warranted, after all the contact was made by the 4S Op in good faith and it's the Op ability that made it happen.

.02,

John
KK4ITX



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On Monday, September 13, 2021, 02:12:37 PM EDT, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


I almost forgot to send this reminder.  I will be tabulating the results
tomorrow afternoon/evening and want to make sure everyone has had a
chance to record their score.

There is some discussion about modifying the rules for the sprint,
specifically regarding having QSOs with stations that are QRO.  The
rules will definitely NOT be changed this late in the game.  I need to
think about this a bit before making suggestions.  For one thing, any
changes to the scoring would have to be coordinated with Diz, W8DIZ, who
is graciously hosting qrpcontest.com and has programmed the sprint rules
into his website.  Thanks, Diz.

In the meantime, if anyone has suggestions on possible sprint rule
improvements, specifically regarding QSOs with non-QRP stations, drop me
a line.

Also, looking back at my records, I notice that I've been running the
sprint since late 2013.  I'm seriously thinking of "retiring" from this
job after 2022.  If anyone is interested in taking over, let me know. 
The pay is great (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator






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Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

I almost forgot to send this reminder.  I will be tabulating the results tomorrow afternoon/evening and want to make sure everyone has had a chance to record their score.

There is some discussion about modifying the rules for the sprint, specifically regarding having QSOs with stations that are QRO.  The rules will definitely NOT be changed this late in the game.  I need to think about this a bit before making suggestions.  For one thing, any changes to the scoring would have to be coordinated with Diz, W8DIZ, who is graciously hosting qrpcontest.com and has programmed the sprint rules into his website.  Thanks, Diz.

In the meantime, if anyone has suggestions on possible sprint rule improvements, specifically regarding QSOs with non-QRP stations, drop me a line.

Also, looking back at my records, I notice that I've been running the sprint since late 2013.  I'm seriously thinking of "retiring" from this job after 2022.  If anyone is interested in taking over, let me know.  The pay is great (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Now: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - 09/12/2021 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
09/12/2021
19:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer: John Lonigro <jonigro@...>

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Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - 09/12/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
09/12/2021
19:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer: John Lonigro <jonigro@...>

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Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: Brutus Bash 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Bruce and the group.
We kept Brutus bash going one more year.
The attendance roster was myself, my xyl Pam KE0ZVZ,  Bert NOYJ and his xyl Sharon  KE0VMX, along with Walter K5EST, and His XYL Joy, NQ5R.
Also last but no least was Joe Porter,
W0MQY.

We actually set up 3 stations and spent some time one the air.

40 meters wasn’t very productive as neither was 15.
Walter had some pretty decent propagation on 20 to the west coast.

We may consider putting up a low inverted vee on 80 meters next year and hope it performs as  a NVIS.

Thanks for listen for us.
Hope to see you on the Sprint tonight.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 10:05 AM KK0S <bbarley48@...> wrote:

Well – as of 10 am on Sunday, 40 meters hasn’t been productive for this years Bash.

I sure hope the ribs and baked goods have been as advertised.  Wish I were there.  Maybe for 2022.

 

Saturday – not a peep on 40 heard throughout the day and into the evening.  I did hear from the Cuban jammer but I don’t think they are doing QSL cards.

Sunday – up til 10 am -  Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas.   Brutus?  No.

 

Here’s hoping a good time was had by all.

Bruce – KKØS

 

 

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