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Re: Need SSS opinions

Charles W. Powell
 

My K2 has a mic jack but when I plug in the key, it doesn’t work!

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:31 AM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I have an Elecraft K1 and I've inspected it thoroughly many times trying to locate the microphone jack.  I can't find it.  


Can anyone help me out?


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:56 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; John Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions
 
 

 

I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for 
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to 
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants 
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5 
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire 
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently 
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't 
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up 
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race 
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other 
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the 
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points 
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be 
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year 
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments 
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power 
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO 
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO 
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be 
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with 
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it.  
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Need SSS opinions

Ronhogrider92@gmail.com. @gmail.com Hog <ronhogrider92@...>
 

The K1 is CW ONLY

Ron WB1HGA

On Oct 16, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I have an Elecraft K1 and I've inspected it thoroughly many times trying to locate the microphone jack.  I can't find it. 


Can anyone help me out?


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:56 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; John Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions
 
 



I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Need SSS opinions

Everett Catlin
 

John
How about starting with a survey on how many of us would use 10 watts ssb in Nov. and Dec? What has been the previous participation of SSB in the SSS.
It might be easier to just start the new rules the first of the year, either way it presents some problems. Good luck John.

72
Everett
"Vi Manore Plus Gaudium"


On Monday, October 16, 2017, 11:01:41 AM UTC, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Need SSS opinions

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I agree Ron
Let’s allow SSB and CW during the same event.
If we want to wait till the new cycle to count the 10 watt contacts that seems reasonable.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:49 AM 'AG1P Ron' ag1p@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

My 2 cents - If we want to be inclusive as a club, SSB option should be part of regular SSS. If we get more participants because of it, the stronger the club becomes. As far as someone surging ahead, you have promoted SSB in past and we have not seen many participate.  Am guessing there won’t be a lot more at 10W than there are at 5W.  SSB will have harder time as people seem to go away faster on SSB when you announce QRP. 

 

That being said, I have same condx at CW freqs as I have at SSB so it really doesn’t matter.  I say go for it now. Keep it all as one event since John is a volunteer. He doesn’t need double work.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 4:02 AM
To: 4SQRP


Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for

the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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Re: Need SSS opinions

AG1P Ron
 

My 2 cents - If we want to be inclusive as a club, SSB option should be part of regular SSS. If we get more participants because of it, the stronger the club becomes. As far as someone surging ahead, you have promoted SSB in past and we have not seen many participate.  Am guessing there won’t be a lot more at 10W than there are at 5W.  SSB will have harder time as people seem to go away faster on SSB when you announce QRP. 

 

That being said, I have same condx at CW freqs as I have at SSB so it really doesn’t matter.  I say go for it now. Keep it all as one event since John is a volunteer. He doesn’t need double work.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 4:02 AM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Need SSS opinions

w2sh@...
 

I have an Elecraft K1 and I've inspected it thoroughly many times trying to locate the microphone jack.  I can't find it. 


Can anyone help me out?


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:56 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; John Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions
 
 



I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Need SSS opinions

Paul Smith
 

Hey John and Bill,

I turned on the VOX and screamed at my Blue Racer till I went cross eyed. My sisters husband said he could nearly hear me in Chanute 8 miles away. Not on the radio but sitting on his front porch. No SSB contacts here I guess ha ha ha ha de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 1:06 PM
To: dekle; 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions
 
 

Bill:

You need to enable VOX before yelling into your paddles.  Also, don't forget to switch the paddles to left-handed for LSB (Left-handed sideband) - hi.

I believe there would be a conflict with another sprint on the 3rd Sunday.  I noticed that in the past when I tried to change the SSS to the 3rd Sunday due to conflicts with Ozarkcon or the Brutus Bash.  Also, a completely separate sprint would double my time reporting the results, making certificates, etc.  I always thought I'd have lots of spare time once I retired, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Sideband has always been welcome during the SSS.  I just think it's a lot more difficult than CW at low power (assuming you know CW, of course).  And I'm not sure 10 Watts vs 5 Watts (3 dB) will make that much difference.  That's why I want to do this test for the last 2 months of the year.  If we get more participation, it's worth it.

Jeff, N0MII, suggests picking a time, like 20 minutes past the hour, for folks interested in sideband to call CQ (or listen) on the recommended frequencies, to make it easier for them to find each other.  I should have mentioned that in my previous email.

Thanks for the suggestion.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 10/16/2017 06:56 AM, dekle wrote:
I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Need SSS opinions

Jim Sheldon
 

The other sprint that John is talking about is the Flying Pigs "Run For The Bacon". Like the SSS, it's mostly a CW operation but the RFTB also allows SSB operation.  Maybe a 4th Sunday SSB sprint for the 4SQRP club might be something to consider.  That way it could be a signature operation - LOL.  Just more work for John though unless someone else volunteers to be his assistant for the SSB thing?

Jim - W0EB

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From: "John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 10/16/2017 8:06:04 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

I believe there would be a conflict with another sprint on the 3rd Sunday.  I noticed that in the past when I tried to change the SSS to the 3rd Sunday due to conflicts with Ozarkcon or the Brutus Bash.  Also, a completely separate sprint would double my time reporting the results, making certificates, etc.  I always thought I'd have lots of spare time once I retired, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Sideband has always been welcome during the SSS.  I just think it's a lot more difficult than CW at low power (assuming you know CW, of course).  And I'm not sure 10 Watts vs 5 Watts (3 dB) will make that much difference.  That's why I want to do this test for the last 2 months of the year.  If we get more participation, it's worth it.

Jeff, N0MII, suggests picking a time, like 20 minutes past the hour, for folks interested in sideband to call CQ (or listen) on the recommended frequencies, to make it easier for them to find each other.  I should have mentioned that in my previous email.

Thanks for the suggestion.

72,

John, AA0VE

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Re: Need SSS opinions

John Lonigro
 

Bill:

You need to enable VOX before yelling into your paddles.  Also, don't forget to switch the paddles to left-handed for LSB (Left-handed sideband) - hi.

I believe there would be a conflict with another sprint on the 3rd Sunday.  I noticed that in the past when I tried to change the SSS to the 3rd Sunday due to conflicts with Ozarkcon or the Brutus Bash.  Also, a completely separate sprint would double my time reporting the results, making certificates, etc.  I always thought I'd have lots of spare time once I retired, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Sideband has always been welcome during the SSS.  I just think it's a lot more difficult than CW at low power (assuming you know CW, of course).  And I'm not sure 10 Watts vs 5 Watts (3 dB) will make that much difference.  That's why I want to do this test for the last 2 months of the year.  If we get more participation, it's worth it.

Jeff, N0MII, suggests picking a time, like 20 minutes past the hour, for folks interested in sideband to call CQ (or listen) on the recommended frequencies, to make it easier for them to find each other.  I should have mentioned that in my previous email.

Thanks for the suggestion.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 10/16/2017 06:56 AM, dekle wrote:
I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Re: Need SSS opinions

dekle <dekle@...>
 


I yelled as loud as I could into my paddles once to try and make SSB come out but nothing happened.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Seriously, how about SSS for CW and TSS (third Sunday sprint) for SSB?
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Need SSS opinions

 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for
the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to
experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants
that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5
Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire
2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently
4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't
want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up
with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race
for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other
points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the
highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points
as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be
considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year
(this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments
section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power
limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO
with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO
at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be
unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with
a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it. 
Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




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Need SSS opinions

John Lonigro
 

As I said previously, we will definitely allow 10 Watt sideband QSOs for the 2018 SSS season.  For the last two months this year, I'd like to experiment a bit.  I'd be curious to know how many extra participants that change would attract as well as how much better 10 Watts is than 5 Watts on sideband.  On the other hand, I don't want to upset the entire 2017 contest by changing rules the last two months.  There are currently 4 people in contention for the three top spots for the year and I don't want a rule change to allow someone in 35th place to suddenly catch up with them, as unlikely as that seems.  So here's what I'm proposing:

If the 10 Watt sideband rule produces results that don't affect the race for the top three spots, those points will count the same as other points during the year, to include the possibility of getting the highest monthly total for November or December.

In the unlikely event someone gets so many 10 Watt sideband QSO points as to affect the race for the top three spots, those points won't be considered when awarding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for the year (this year only).  This would necessitate specifying in the comments section how many QSO points were earned using the new sideband power limit, since 5 Watt sideband QSOs always have counted the same as CW QSOs.

Strictly prohibited would be making a 10 Watt QSO, then trying a QSO with the same person at 5 Watts, for the purpose of having a valid QSO at the officially allowed 5 Watt power level.  This rule will be unnecessary once the 2018 season starts.

Any sideband QSO points are earned the same as always, 2 points/QSO with a member and 1 point/QSO with a non-member (no change from current rules).

I'd like to hear comments about this before I officially implement it.  Please be civil (hi).

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: SSS Results (1 day late)

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi John, your membership number is # 1480, it is found at

Just type Ctrl and F to search for your callsign.

Glad you were trying on the SSS. I did not get a chance to join in the fun this time :-(

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST
Twitter for 4SQRP...  @4sqrpGroup
Ozarkcon Coordinator .. ozarkconcoordinator@...








On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:34 PM, John Hucke johnhucke87@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

FYI 

LATE RESULTS 
I thought I had been issued a number for SSS but I couldn't locate it.
I recently joined 4 States after meeting folks at this years FDIM.
I tried 5W SSB 20m & 40 m from FM29gv in Delaware County, PA, WSW of Philadelphia.
I listened and listened some more and didn't hear a single SSS participant and quite honestly didn't hear workable signal. Now it might have been abysmal conditions or my portable antenna or both. I'm in a HOA antenna restricted QTH and I was operating portable on a card table on my balcony.
So I expect to participate in the SSS next month and hope to do better than Zero.
73 John, K3JH


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On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:26, Bill Strider drillerbits@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I tuned around for a while, and heard absolutely nothing.  Too far east for those band conditions, I reckon.


72,

Bill KX8I


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:42:01 AM EDT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on
Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar. 
Thanks to all who participated.  The winner for October is Bill, KV6Z
with 13 QSO points.  This is no surprise as Bill consistently gets high
scores and has won the monthly prize more often than not this year.  For
the year, Bill is also in first place (162 points), followed by John,
K4BAI (116 points).  In the hotly contested third spot is Gary, KF7WNS
(107 points), who took over that spot this month from Chas, W2SH (106
points).

With only 2 months to go in the annual contest, it looks like Bill has
virtually clinched first place, but only 10 points separate the next 3
spots.  Second and third places are still very much in contention.

Bill will get his October certificate sent to him later this morning.

A glance at the comments section of the reports indicates nobody tried
sideband this month.  Or possibly some people tried but failed to make
any contacts and didn't bother making an entry.  As mentioned
previously, anyone who wants to try sideband in November or December is
free to do so using 10 Watts, as a test to see if the increased power
brings more success.  I still haven't worked out the details, but they
will be forthcoming.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Re: SSS Results (1 day late)

John Lonigro
 

John (and everyone else):

To find your 4SQRP member number, go to the 4SQRP website (4SQRP.COM).  On the lefthand side, find "member list" and click on it.  Find your callsign and hover over it.  Your member number will pop up.  In your case, your member number is 1480.

Thanks for trying.  As I hinted at, you can try 10 Watts SSB in November and December and see if it makes a difference.  I'll come up with 10 Watt scoring rules before the November contest.  Starting in January, the rules for 10 Watt SSB will be identical to those for CW.  I don't think it's fair to the others who may have tried and failed with 5 Watts SB all year long to suddenly allow 10 Watt SB QSOs. 

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


On 10/12/2017 09:34 PM, John Hucke johnhucke87@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

FYI 

LATE RESULTS 
I thought I had been issued a number for SSS but I couldn't locate it.
I recently joined 4 States after meeting folks at this years FDIM.
I tried 5W SSB 20m & 40 m from FM29gv in Delaware County, PA, WSW of Philadelphia.
I listened and listened some more and didn't hear a single SSS participant and quite honestly didn't hear workable signal. Now it might have been abysmal conditions or my portable antenna or both. I'm in a HOA antenna restricted QTH and I was operating portable on a card table on my balcony.
So I expect to participate in the SSS next month and hope to do better than Zero.
73 John, K3JH


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On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:26, Bill Strider drillerbits@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 
I tuned around for a while, and heard absolutely nothing.  Too far east for those band conditions, I reckon.


72,

Bill KX8I


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:42:01 AM EDT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on
Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar. 
Thanks to all who participated.  The winner for October is Bill, KV6Z
with 13 QSO points.  This is no surprise as Bill consistently gets high
scores and has won the monthly prize more often than not this year.  For
the year, Bill is also in first place (162 points), followed by John,
K4BAI (116 points).  In the hotly contested third spot is Gary, KF7WNS
(107 points), who took over that spot this month from Chas, W2SH (106
points).

With only 2 months to go in the annual contest, it looks like Bill has
virtually clinched first place, but only 10 points separate the next 3
spots.  Second and third places are still very much in contention.

Bill will get his October certificate sent to him later this morning.

A glance at the comments section of the reports indicates nobody tried
sideband this month.  Or possibly some people tried but failed to make
any contacts and didn't bother making an entry.  As mentioned
previously, anyone who wants to try sideband in November or December is
free to do so using 10 Watts, as a test to see if the increased power
brings more success.  I still haven't worked out the details, but they
will be forthcoming.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Re: SSS Results (1 day late)

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

Like Bill (KX8I), I also sought stations on both 40 and 80 for a good 45 minutes and heard absolutely nothing while intermittantly calling CQ-4S.  I even cranked up to 100 watts to see if I could raise the dead.   I finally gave up, tuned lower on 80, and had several routine (and loud) QSOs scattered throughout the Midwest.

Propagation was there.  Four-staters weren’t.

73/72,

Kent  K9ZTV
Jefferson City, MO
#607



On Oct 12, 2017, at 9:26 AM, Bill Strider drillerbits@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

I tuned around for a while, and heard absolutely nothing.  Too far east for those band conditions, I reckon.

72,

Bill KX8I


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:42:01 AM EDT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on 

Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar. 


Re: SSS Results (1 day late)

John Hucke <johnhucke87@...>
 

FYI 
LATE RESULTS 
I thought I had been issued a number for SSS but I couldn't locate it.
I recently joined 4 States after meeting folks at this years FDIM.
I tried 5W SSB 20m & 40 m from FM29gv in Delaware County, PA, WSW of Philadelphia.
I listened and listened some more and didn't hear a single SSS participant and quite honestly didn't hear workable signal. Now it might have been abysmal conditions or my portable antenna or both. I'm in a HOA antenna restricted QTH and I was operating portable on a card table on my balcony.
So I expect to participate in the SSS next month and hope to do better than Zero.
73 John, K3JH

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:26, Bill Strider drillerbits@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I tuned around for a while, and heard absolutely nothing.  Too far east for those band conditions, I reckon.


72,

Bill KX8I


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:42:01 AM EDT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on
Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar. 
Thanks to all who participated.  The winner for October is Bill, KV6Z
with 13 QSO points.  This is no surprise as Bill consistently gets high
scores and has won the monthly prize more often than not this year.  For
the year, Bill is also in first place (162 points), followed by John,
K4BAI (116 points).  In the hotly contested third spot is Gary, KF7WNS
(107 points), who took over that spot this month from Chas, W2SH (106
points).

With only 2 months to go in the annual contest, it looks like Bill has
virtually clinched first place, but only 10 points separate the next 3
spots.  Second and third places are still very much in contention.

Bill will get his October certificate sent to him later this morning.

A glance at the comments section of the reports indicates nobody tried
sideband this month.  Or possibly some people tried but failed to make
any contacts and didn't bother making an entry.  As mentioned
previously, anyone who wants to try sideband in November or December is
free to do so using 10 Watts, as a test to see if the increased power
brings more success.  I still haven't worked out the details, but they
will be forthcoming.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: SSS Results (1 day late)

Bill KX8I
 

I tuned around for a while, and heard absolutely nothing.  Too far east for those band conditions, I reckon.


72,

Bill KX8I


On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:42:01 AM EDT, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on
Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar. 
Thanks to all who participated.  The winner for October is Bill, KV6Z
with 13 QSO points.  This is no surprise as Bill consistently gets high
scores and has won the monthly prize more often than not this year.  For
the year, Bill is also in first place (162 points), followed by John,
K4BAI (116 points).  In the hotly contested third spot is Gary, KF7WNS
(107 points), who took over that spot this month from Chas, W2SH (106
points).

With only 2 months to go in the annual contest, it looks like Bill has
virtually clinched first place, but only 10 points separate the next 3
spots.  Second and third places are still very much in contention.

Bill will get his October certificate sent to him later this morning.

A glance at the comments section of the reports indicates nobody tried
sideband this month.  Or possibly some people tried but failed to make
any contacts and didn't bother making an entry.  As mentioned
previously, anyone who wants to try sideband in November or December is
free to do so using 10 Watts, as a test to see if the increased power
brings more success.  I still haven't worked out the details, but they
will be forthcoming.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


RMRC CW Practice Net

Dale Putnam
 

The RMRC cw practice net is back!  Today, Thursday, at 4pm MT. starts on 14.0625 then moves to 7.0625, check in with your full call, to either or both, at YOUR comfy cw speed. See is you can hear the other checkins too. 

See you then!


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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


SSS Results (1 day late)

John Lonigro
 

We had only 8 participants in the October Second Sunday Sprint on Sunday.  From the comments, band conditions were less than stellar.  Thanks to all who participated.  The winner for October is Bill, KV6Z with 13 QSO points.  This is no surprise as Bill consistently gets high scores and has won the monthly prize more often than not this year.  For the year, Bill is also in first place (162 points), followed by John, K4BAI (116 points).  In the hotly contested third spot is Gary, KF7WNS (107 points), who took over that spot this month from Chas, W2SH (106 points).

With only 2 months to go in the annual contest, it looks like Bill has virtually clinched first place, but only 10 points separate the next 3 spots.  Second and third places are still very much in contention.

Bill will get his October certificate sent to him later this morning.

A glance at the comments section of the reports indicates nobody tried sideband this month.  Or possibly some people tried but failed to make any contacts and didn't bother making an entry.  As mentioned previously, anyone who wants to try sideband in November or December is free to do so using 10 Watts, as a test to see if the increased power brings more success.  I still haven't worked out the details, but they will be forthcoming.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Sorry I've been remiss in tallying up the scores from Sunday's sprint.  I've been busy with non-ham issues and it slipped my mind.  Never fear!  I'll get everything tallied and published tomorrow morning.  Promise.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


NAQCC October Sprint this Tuesday Evening

Larry Makoski
 

The October NAQCC sprint is this coming Tuesday evening local time (October 10th,
EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Wednesday, October 11th, 0030 to 0230Z in all cases.

For all the "official" information, please go to:

http://naqcc.info/sprint/sprint201710.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX
for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!). A Certificate for top score in the
GAIN antenna category.

Prizes: Too many to list!! - check out the prizes page on our website.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight
key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you
must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 9000+
members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 100 Countries. Sign up on the
NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate,
with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time, and hunt for the NAQCC Anniversary stations, too!


72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

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