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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/12/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

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



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) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central 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.

SSS Results for August

John Lonigro
 

We had 11 participants in the August SSS, which happens to be the average number of participants for 2020 (so far).  The winner for the month was Carl, WB0CFF with 23 QSO points, followed by Nick, WB5BKL with 15 and Gary, KF7WNS with 14.  It was nice to see that John, AL7JK, way up in Alaska, was able to join in the fun this month, at least a little.  Carl will get his August certificate shortly.

For the year, Chas, W2SH still leads the pack with 118 QSO points. He leads John, K4BAI by a mere 12 points, so the winner for 2020 is still very much up in the air with 4 more contests to go.  I guess Chas has demonstrated once again that nothing beats a good antenna. Sorry to hear your antenna was blown down by Tropical Storm Isiais. I suspect you'll have it put up again by September, if not sooner.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/12/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Michael McEwen
 


On Tue, Aug 11, 2020, 20:00 main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

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



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) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central 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.

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/12/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

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



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) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central 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.

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/12/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

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



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) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central 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: August 2020 QRP Banner

griffithsesq.robert
 

Thank you for emailing the link to this excellent Banner. It avoids the procrastination resulting from password retrieval etc. The Banner contained a lot of very useful information. Thanks again to you Keith and all who submitted material. 73. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths

Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Make sure you enter your score (qrpcontest.com/4sqrp) before tomorrow evening.  Results will be tabulated and reported Wednesday morning.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

Re: August 2020 QRP Banner

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

Another super Banner! Thanks Keith,
--

Dale Holloway, K4EQ

Re: August 2020 QRP Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I will second that!!
You knocked it out of the park, Keith!
Thanks for all your hard work.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 7:01 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Super QRP Banner, Keith! 

.....actually Awesome!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020, 18:52 Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The Banner has now been posted for you to enjoy.

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202008.pdf

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: August 2020 QRP Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Super QRP Banner, Keith! 

.....actually Awesome!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   


On Sun, Aug 9, 2020, 18:52 Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The Banner has now been posted for you to enjoy.

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202008.pdf

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 08/09/2020 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 9 August 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

August 2020 QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

The Banner has now been posted for you to enjoy.

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202008.pdf

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

Re: Virtual Brutus Bash

Charles W. Powell
 

Bert,

You have to change the permissions for us to be able to edit this.?? I tried but not dice.

72,

Chas - NK8O




On 8/7/20 8:40 AM, Robert wrote:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.

I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0


SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT


72'S

BERT

N0YJ



4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 08/09/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 9 August 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 08/09/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 9 August 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

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

Virtual Brutus Bash

Robert
 

I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.

I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0


SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT


72'S

BERT

N0YJ



Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John Lonigro
 

John:
If you go to the kit section of the 4SQRP website, there’s a section called “retired kits”. Under “Tenna Dipper” is a link called Builders Alert. That’s where I found that note. 
72,
John, AA0VE 


On Aug 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Thanks John for stepping in, I had checked the 4S site and did not see the page you referenced, I found my information on Duck Duck Go.

Is the “Builder’s Alert” Page a general resource ?

I’ll be there for the SSS but the noise here at this campground is is a real challenge.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Aug 6, 2020, at 09:46, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson

Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

bleepingbeep
 

John and John:  Thanks for your remarks.  I have been in touch with Steve KD1JV, and he said the code was not his but was added by 4SQRP.  In fact it was written by Dan Tayloe.  Another ham whose opinion I respect said that as far as he knew, the code was never released.

I received this Tenna Dipper from a ham who built it but had no luck in getting even a tiny spark of life. It was completely dead. So I bought it for the price of mailing and took it on as an exercise in troubleshooting.  Even though I haven't had 100% success, it's been a gratifying project. I appreciate knowing that it may yet be functional.

Regards,

Jerry AA6KI
4SQRP no. 261

Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John - KK4ITX
 

Thanks John for stepping in, I had checked the 4S site and did not see the page you referenced, I found my information on Duck Duck Go.

Is the “Builder’s Alert” Page a general resource ?

I’ll be there for the SSS but the noise here at this campground is is a real challenge.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Aug 6, 2020, at 09:46, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson

Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John Lonigro
 

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson