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Re: I'm here...

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 


Yahoo Groups

Fred Smith <mfsj@...>
 

I don't mean to be combative but I've been on the yahoo groups for years and never had any problems. I see some posting how bad it is to have moved the group here what exactly are the problems you have with yahoo, and when were they.

 

 

73,

Fred/N0AZZ


Re: Yahoo Groups

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning Fred,
I think it's just resistance to change, Yahoo groups has had some bad press in the early days regarding groups but I honestly believe the criticisms probably be directed at poorly setting up of the individual group than at Yahoo. Just look at the SKCC, great group and administration, and that is the key word. I sit on several and have had no issue with them, I think once it settles down folks will discover that there are way more benefits than detriments. just my $0.02 worth.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Fred Smith <mfsj@...> wrote:
 

I don't mean to be combative but I've been on the yahoo groups for years and never had any problems. I see some posting how bad it is to have moved the group here what exactly are the problems you have with yahoo, and when were they.

 

 

73,

Fred/N0AZZ




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Re: I'm here...

Don Jackson
 

On 02/12/2013 08:36 AM, Tom wrote:
As long as I receive my daily load of QRP related messages I'm a happy
camper. The question I have is what happens to the archives on the old
board?
They will most likely be put on the 4sqrp website, dependent on the webmaster of course.

Don AE5K


Re: Yahoo Groups

N8VCL
 

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 
I think once it settles down folks will discover that there are way more benefits than detriments. just my $0.02 worth.


Chief among the benefits is that the group and discussion carry on.  That's all I care about, and I've never had missing mail with a Yahoo group.

Thanks Don!

Scott

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SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084


Re: Yahoo Groups - back to QRP

Bill Cromwell
 

On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 09:12 -0600, Wayne Dillon wrote:

Good morning Fred,

I think it's just resistance to change, Yahoo groups has had some bad
press in the early days regarding groups but I honestly believe the
criticisms probably be directed at poorly setting up of the individual
group than at Yahoo. Just look at the SKCC, great group and
administration, and that is the key word. I sit on several and have
had no issue with them, I think once it settles down folks will
discover that there are way more benefits than detriments. just my
$0.02 worth.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
Hi,

Anybody who is happy with Yahoo should go out and celebrate. Some of us
will do what we can to make this less obnoxious. Some of our friends are
just plain gone and we will not see them on here again. It's happened
with other lists that moved to Yahoo and Google. I expressed my own
disappointment. That doesn't mean anybody else has to be disappointed
though I'm clearly not the only one.

Please...let's not get a big long winded, flame generating, far off
topic discussion about the merits or lack thereof with Yahoo, Google,
MSN, QTH.NET, Blondes, Redheads, etc. It's not going to change anybody's
mind and will only make hard feelings.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program - QRP ham radio
operations (grin). I need to get my Dentron 80 meter low power
transceiver back in operation.

73,

Bill KU8H


Hello Group

pb266 <nu0s@...>
 

Hey I made it over to the new Yahoo Group...

Thanks Don...

72/73/Scotty/NU0S


Re: Yahoo Groups

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

     I have several other accounts on Yahoo and all seem to work FB.  I never use the yahoo account for email and have a strong password there.  So far, so good..

73

Barney


On 2/12/2013 9:19 AM, N8VCL wrote:
 
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 
I think once it settles down folks will discover that there are way more benefits than detriments. just my $0.02 worth.


Chief among the benefits is that the group and discussion carry on.  That's all I care about, and I've never had missing mail with a Yahoo group.

Thanks Don!

Scott

--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)
SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084


Re: Yahoo Groups

George H. Gates
 

Fred, I agree with you. Have been in yahoo groups for years with no problems ever. 72 George/W2BPI

--- In 4sqrp@..., "Fred Smith" wrote:

I don't mean to be combative but I've been on the yahoo groups for years and
never had any problems. I see some posting how bad it is to have moved the
group here what exactly are the problems you have with yahoo, and when were
they.





73,

Fred/N0AZZ


some reservations.....

Roy AC9DN
 

Yahoo seems to be easy for hackers to get into, so that is
why I am a bit uneasy about changing. Seems that I frequently
see that a person's email address book is raided and used for
SPAM. I assume it hasn't happened to me as I've never received
a complaint about it.

I worked a European CW station this week who was proudly
running 800 watts. When he asked my power, I told him:
"five." He said: "Five hundred?" I told him: "No, five."
"Oh," he said, "fifty can make it across the water
sometimes but it' not reliable."

I didn't bother to tell him that the landlord found my
wire antenna running through the garage at my apartment
house and removed it. Since then I've been using the
shield of the remaining coax and tuning it against 50 turns of
wire on a plastic tube on the floor of my media room.



Roy AC9DN

(was KV8KV, and before that, KEØUQ)


KC0PET Here

Rick Bennett
 

I have moved over. For what it is worth, I doesn't matter which venue is used to host the reflector. It is the people in the group that make it what it is. This is the best e-mail reflector group I have ever belonged to hands down.

I see there are 129 people here already. I hope we can somehow bring all 569 members over.

There have been some great threads lately, I haven't jumped in for a while because of plain busy-ness, but really enjoying the discussions, particularly the one about favorite QRP rigs.

de KC0PET, Rick


Re: Yahoo Groups

Dale Putnam
 

I'm a member of 34 Yahoo groups, and don't recall having any issues.. what is it that I should be so watchful for?


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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: w2bpi1@...
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:38:08 +0000
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Yahoo Groups

 

Fred, I agree with you. Have been in yahoo groups for years with no problems ever. 72 George/W2BPI

--- In 4sqrp@..., "Fred Smith" wrote:
>
> I don't mean to be combative but I've been on the yahoo groups for years and
> never had any problems. I see some posting how bad it is to have moved the
> group here what exactly are the problems you have with yahoo, and when were
> they.
>
>
>
>
>
> 73,
>
> Fred/N0AZZ
>



Photos

bobby rolph
 

Don't forget to move all of the great files and pictures over to our new home!
Bobby
kb4qnr


Re: Joined Group

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

I wasn't going to respond but.........

Amazing how many people 'focused' on my comments about yahoo, instead of my cudos for 'Four State QRP Group'.

On 02/12/2013 08:18 AM, David Martin wrote:

Signed up to the 4SQRP yahoo e-mail group.

I very much dislike "yahoo groups" and feel much contempt towards yahoo
and their groups, BUT I make the exception for 4SQRP.

Four State QRP is a great group and I would not want to miss anything
Four State QRP has to offer.

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*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Liberals want "Freedom of Choice" for Abortion (to kill a baby), but
would deny us the same "Freedom of Choice" to defend ourselves.

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*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Liberals want "Freedom of Choice" for Abortion (to kill a baby), but would deny us the same "Freedom of Choice" to defend ourselves.


Re: Photos

Don Jackson
 

On 02/12/2013 09:51 AM, bobby wrote:
Don't forget to move all of the great files and pictures over to our new
home!
Bobby
kb4qnr
Those are on the 4sqrp.com website, not the reflector. There are no changes to the website. However, the new Yahoo Groups page offers you and all other members a chance to post your own photos, files, etc. It would be my hope that the webmaster might see fit to copy some of those over to the website where they are more visible or presentable. He can cherry pick for the best material if he wants.

Don AE5K


Re: some reservations.....

Roy AC9DN
 

Don,

I do appreciate the list and all the work
that you have done to make it exist. 

I did not mean for my term "some reservations"
to be a complaint in any way and I want to quickly say I'm sorry if it came across that way
to you.

I have nothing but HAPPINESS from being
a member of 4SQRP and I appreciate all
the ideas, links, discussions and encouragement
the members have been over the years.

Just wish I could convince the wife to move
back to Kansas.........

Roy  AC9DN



Back to QRP stuff

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

I ordered the End Fed Half Wave Tuner last week and received it in the mail yesterday (Monday 2/11/2013), see link.....
http://betterqrp.com/

Planning to build it tonight. Lousy weather in the forecast for the next few days so it may be a while before I can give it a try outside.

Can anybody share your experiences with this neat little tuner ?

I guess now, I can post some pictures along the way of my new little project.........

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Liberals want "Freedom of Choice" for Abortion (to kill a baby), but would deny us the same "Freedom of Choice" to defend ourselves.


Re: Photos

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 


Re: Back to QRP stuff

Kelly E
 

David,

I think you will really like it. I've had one for over a year, and it is probably my favorite due to the SWR indicator. Probably the toughest part is lining up the polyvaricon cap as it is a tight fit to avoid shorting the board. I typically use about 3-4 ft of "counterpoise" just enough to contact the ground a bit from my rollup camping table. I does a great job and I have had lots of contacts using it, though now I have been using jumper dipoles more than the EFHW as it seems most of my QSO's are in the 1000mile range and the signals are a bit stronger with less noise than the sloper or vertical EFHW offer. A bit more work to get the dipole up but I have some great trees in a nearby lakeside park and can get an inverted vee up 40-45 ft with my trusty slingshot and archery reel setup.

I also use WA5BDU's matcher with my 40-20m EFHW antennas with good results. A trick with Nick's matcher is to find your wire length at the sites you typically operate and for new sites you can lower the SWR a bit by playing with the length if you have problems finding a match. I use those little spring loaded push buttons you find on camping gear closures and fold wire back upon itself to give some flexibility for lengthening or shortening depending on the site and its impact on the setup. A bit more up and down if you are a purist and like to squeeze a few more milliwatts into the ether!

72,
Kelly K4UPG

On 2/12/2013 11:21 AM, David Martin wrote:

I ordered the End Fed Half Wave Tuner last week and received it in the
mail yesterday (Monday 2/11/2013), see link.....
http://betterqrp.com/

Planning to build it tonight. Lousy weather in the forecast for the
next few days so it may be a while before I can give it a try outside.

Can anybody share your experiences with this neat little tuner ?


Re: some reservations.....

Fred Smith <mfsj@...>
 

Hi Roy

 

In recent months on the Elecraft reflector (QTH) a lot of email addresses have been jacked and I get no less than 15 spam or porn emails a day it happens no matter where you are. Ask President Bush and the Secret Service than you won't mind yahoo.

 

Fred/N0AZZ

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Roy
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:42 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] some reservations.....

 

 


Yahoo seems to be easy for hackers to get into, so that is
why I am a bit uneasy about changing. Seems that I frequently
see that a person's email address book is raided and used for
SPAM. I assume it hasn't happened to me as I've never received
a complaint about it.

I worked a European CW station this week who was proudly
running 800 watts. When he asked my power, I told him:
"five." He said: "Five hundred?" I told him: "No, five."
"Oh," he said, "fifty can make it across the water
sometimes but it' not reliable."

I didn't bother to tell him that the landlord found my
wire antenna running through the garage at my apartment
house and removed it. Since then I've been using the
shield of the remaining coax and tuning it against 50 turns of
wire on a plastic tube on the floor of my media room.

Roy AC9DN

(was KV8KV, and before that, KEØUQ)