Date   

8 o'clock 80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

I read that Terry was out visiting tonight so I tossed out my call looking for a net control.
None heard but I worked
WA9PWP Paul in WI
KV6Z Bill in OK
KK5IB Darrel in AR
Thanks guys

de Paul N0NBD


8:30 net 40 m

Johnny AC0BQ
 

bill 
Could you take over please
I am still still at Work 
Thanks 
Johnny AC0BQ 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: OzarkCon - Friday afternoon "other" activities -

Paul Smith
 

Sounds like a nice afternoon Arnie, my duties may interfere but I will visit with Toodles and see what we can do.

de Paul N0NBD



On Mar 18, 2015, at 5:13 PM, ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,


My dad (Wilbur - K0SCN) and I are planning on getting to Branson Thursday evening, instead of 

hurrying down on Friday (a 7-8 hour drive).  As such we will have Friday to get

out and look around Branson.  Since my dad is getting up in age (93) and doesn't like 

to stand or walk a lot, we thought we might take the Branson scenic train ride 

in the afternoon.  I have done this in past years and its a enjoyable way to spend part of

a nice afternoon.   


So, I thought that I would send this note off to invite others who are down early to the 

"con"  to come along down with us and see the countryside from a "bubble" observation car  and learn a little of the local history (the conductors give an interesting  talk about what you are seeing go by).  


 Its a 40 mile round trip train ride  and goes either north or south of Branson depending on other rail traffic.  Joe, K0NEB and my dad and I are planning on going out on the Friday afternoon 2 PM ride.  It should get us back in time to get back to the hotel and get ready for the evenings activities.  


If you do  plan on going, it would be a good idea to call the depot and make reservations ahead of time,  but you can also wait in line to purchase tickets that day.

   Their web site is at 


Branson Scenic Railway: Branson's Most Classic Attraction



Info on the two routes, locations, and reservations are on the web site.


I hope to see some 4SQRP  members turn out for the ride, and maybe we can take

a group picture before the ride for possible inclusion in  the 4SQRP Banner publication.


73 - Arnie KA0NCR


.




OzarkCon - Friday afternoon "other" activities -

ka0ncr
 

Hi all,


My dad (Wilbur - K0SCN) and I are planning on getting to Branson Thursday evening, instead of 

hurrying down on Friday (a 7-8 hour drive).  As such we will have Friday to get

out and look around Branson.  Since my dad is getting up in age (93) and doesn't like 

to stand or walk a lot, we thought we might take the Branson scenic train ride 

in the afternoon.  I have done this in past years and its a enjoyable way to spend part of

a nice afternoon.   


So, I thought that I would send this note off to invite others who are down early to the 

"con"  to come along down with us and see the countryside from a "bubble" observation car  and learn a little of the local history (the conductors give an interesting  talk about what you are seeing go by).  


 Its a 40 mile round trip train ride  and goes either north or south of Branson depending on other rail traffic.  Joe, K0NEB and my dad and I are planning on going out on the Friday afternoon 2 PM ride.  It should get us back in time to get back to the hotel and get ready for the evenings activities.  


If you do  plan on going, it would be a good idea to call the depot and make reservations ahead of time,  but you can also wait in line to purchase tickets that day.

   Their web site is at 


Branson Scenic Railway: Branson's Most Classic Attraction



Info on the two routes, locations, and reservations are on the web site.


I hope to see some 4SQRP  members turn out for the ride, and maybe we can take

a group picture before the ride for possible inclusion in  the 4SQRP Banner publication.


73 - Arnie KA0NCR


.




1 transistor transceiver

dekle@...
 

I'm calling CQ on 7039.7 with 66 mW. Can anyone hear me?


Re: Wed Nite and Thurs Morning Nets.

Phil Anderson
 

Enjoy your spring break with the kids.....florida?

unc Phil

WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:


I apologize but I'm going to be unavailable for the nets this week, my
daughter wants me to visit and stay the nite. She and the grand kids
are on Spring Break.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
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Wed Nite and Thurs Morning Nets.

WA0ITP
 

I apologize but I'm going to be unavailable for the nets this week, my daughter wants me to visit and stay the nite. She and the grand kids are on Spring Break.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


4SQRP Luncheon this Saturday

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

This is your reminder that the next 4SQRP luncheon gathering will be this upcoming Saturday, March 21st. Lunch will be at 11:00 at the Country Cupboard in downtown Seneca, MO.

Directions are at: http://www.4sqrp.com/CountryCupboard.html

The weather forecast for Saturday looks pretty nice, a whole bunch better than last month! Looks like spring has finally arrived to the four states.

http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:64865.1.99999

73, Dave W0CH


Re: Table at Ozarkcon 2015

Johnny AC0BQ
 

AC0BQ


On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Sure Dan
I have room
Needs some more stuff on the table 

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, on30ng@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'm hoping very much to be at Ozarkcon this year and I have some stuff (junk) I'd like to sell. Perhaps a couple old timers, an HW-7, an SW-30 and some odds and ends parts -- not a lot of stuff at all. Would someone be willing to share a table with me? I don't want to reserve a whole table. 


Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO



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



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


Re: Table at Ozarkcon 2015

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sure Dan
I have room
Needs some more stuff on the table 


On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, on30ng@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'm hoping very much to be at Ozarkcon this year and I have some stuff (junk) I'd like to sell. Perhaps a couple old timers, an HW-7, an SW-30 and some odds and ends parts -- not a lot of stuff at all. Would someone be willing to share a table with me? I don't want to reserve a whole table. 


Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO



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


Table at Ozarkcon 2015

Dan Reynolds
 

I'm hoping very much to be at Ozarkcon this year and I have some stuff (junk) I'd like to sell. Perhaps a couple old timers, an HW-7, an SW-30 and some odds and ends parts -- not a lot of stuff at all. Would someone be willing to share a table with me? I don't want to reserve a whole table. 


Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO


TenTec TP-41 enclosure

Jim Sheldon
 

Now that I have a complete, working SS-40 receiver, and Ten-Tec no longer makes their TP-41 enclosures for sale, anyone have one (undrilled or drilled for the SS-40) that they'd part with?  I know it's a slim chance, but you never know until you ask.
 
Contact me off list - w0eb(at)cox.net with your asking price if you have one or something else suitable that will fit the SS-40.
 
Jim Sheldon - W0EB
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Re: Ten-Tec Argonaut

w7aqk@...
 

Hi Dave,

I used an Argonaut 505 for several years--still have it!  Later I picked up a 509, so I've used both rigs.  There is also a 515 model, which is really a 5 watt version of the Triton.  The Argonauts were/are very nice little rigs, and were particularly nice to have back when there were fewer alternatives.  They are relatively small--about the size of a shoebox, work on both CW and SSB, and are multi-band (but no WARC bands).  They were referred to as a 5 watt rig, but output is really only about 3 watts.  Nonetheless, I worked a lot of stations with mine, and even used it mobile!!!  Later I added a 505 amp, which is a nice combo to have. 

The Argonauts have a good RX as well, but not much in the way of QRM/QRN fighting features.  So, some sort of outboard filter is a good thing to have.  I initially had some very old MFJ outboard filters to use with it, and later added a Datong FL-3, which really was a superb accessory for it. 

Anyway, it is great fun to use the Argonauts, even now, but you do lack a lot of the newer features of more modern rigs.  I still pull mine off the shelf now and then, but now having a KX3, and a lot of other rigs as well, means that isn't happening as much as it used to.  Still, if you find one at a decent price, you might really enjoy it.

Dave W7AQK


Re: Ten-Tec Argonaut

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

I (mis)understood and interpretted the OP as wanting comments about the later model Argonauts. My 509 would not do mobile (while driving) due to mechanical instability. It whooped and yooped with every bump in the road. It worked wonderfully well at Field Day and other portable or field operations as long as we didn't put the picnic table in gear and try to drive away <evil grin>. It really isn't water resistant, either. Needs to be protected if it rains on your parade.

On 03/17/2015 09:13 AM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Have owned an Argonaut 509 twice and a 505 once. If a person can find a working 509 at a reasonable price they can't be beat for a cheap QRP radio. The prices seem to continue to climb as they become more scarce after nearly 4 decades. But for my desire for grass on the other side of the fence, would still own one. For a multi-band ( no WARC ) QRP radio they can't be beat. I even worked a lot of stations on SSB at about 1W output. The 210 CW filter makes working CW more fun with a crowded band. I never did it, but recalll reading about folks using 509 on park expeditions with a 12V gel cell. They don't weigh very much.

The 505 didn't float my boat because of the preselect working on transmit besides receive.

I still use a 540 ( the 509's QRO brother ) every morning on 40M. I think one of those with blown finals would be the same 1-2W output and performance, probably even cheaper than a working 509.

73, Curt KB5JO


RMRc net today

Dale Putnam
 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental net will meet today, 
at 2300z or 5pm mt, on 14.0625 and on 7.0625 at 2345z or5:30pm MT. 
It is currently 1/2mi in fog and 28F, 31 before dawn, breeze is SE 15.
So... what are you doing today?
Check in and share the fun!


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


Re: Ten-Tec Argonaut

Curt
 

Have owned an Argonaut 509 twice and a 505 once.  If a person can find a working 509 at a reasonable price they can't be beat for a cheap QRP radio.  The prices seem to continue to climb as they become more scarce after nearly 4 decades.  But for my desire for grass on the other side of the fence, would still own one.  For a multi-band ( no WARC ) QRP radio they can't be beat.  I even worked a lot of stations on SSB at about 1W output.  The 210 CW filter makes working CW more fun with a crowded band.  I never did it, but recalll reading about folks using 509 on park expeditions with a 12V gel cell.  They don't weigh very much.

The 505 didn't float my boat because of the preselect working on transmit besides receive.

I still use a 540 ( the 509's QRO brother ) every morning on 40M.  I think one of those with blown finals would be the same 1-2W output and performance, probably even cheaper than a working 509.

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Ten-Tec Argonaut

John Daly
 

Hi Dave: 

I continue to use and enjoy the Argonaut 509. It is an amazing QRP transceiver for its time.

72 - John w4usf (Lutz, FL)

Sent from my iPad

On Mar 16, 2015, at 7:41 AM, iamkb8xg@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

There seem to be lots of variability among the group as to which radio is used for QRP operations.  Long ago, I used a TenTec Argonaut for QRP work, before either of those existed.  Are there folks that still use this rig or are familiar with it to provide a reasonably objective comment?  


Seems like most use FT-817(ND) or KX3.  Can anyone compare the Argonaut to either of these?  Since it is the  largest of these 3 rigs, it may be better used in a fixed, or semi fixed station.


Comments, please.


Thanks,

Dave

KB8XG



NAQCC Sprint Wednesday Night

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

The March sprint is this coming Wednesday evening local time (March 18th,
EST - 8:30-10:30PM, CST - 7:30-9:30PM, MST - 6:30-8:30PM, PST - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Thursday, March 19th, 0130 to 0330Z in all cases.

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

http://naqcc.info/sprint201503.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 7100+
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!

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NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Hey gang quick reminder NAQCC Midwest Net/Central Plains, Nebraska...is tonight Monday at 9pm CDT 0200 UTC on 40m 7117 kHz +or- please listen up or down for me as the frequency may be busy at net time...

Grab a cup of coffee warm up that radio and stop in for a chat...

40m on or around 7117 kHz... 0200 UTC 

Sent from my iPad

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

Follow me on Twitter for live net updates and QRP in the field... @NU0Slong 


Re: Ten-Tec Argonaut

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Dave,

Just like Chevrolet and their Impala models there have been some very different versions of Argonauts. I had a 509 that I used for a long while. Is that of any interest to you?

73,

Bill KU8H

On 03/16/2015 07:41 AM, iamkb8xg@... [4sqrp] wrote:

There seem to be lots of variability among the group as to which radio is used for QRP operations. Long ago, I used a TenTec Argonaut for QRP work, before either of those existed. Are there folks that still use this rig or are familiar with it to provide a reasonably objective comment?


Seems like most use FT-817(ND) or KX3. Can anyone compare the Argonaut to either of these? Since it is the largest of these 3 rigs, it may be better used in a fixed, or semi fixed station.


Comments, please.


Thanks,

Dave

KB8XG

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