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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/23/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/23/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

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



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

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


Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Todd KI5HNX
 

I’ll add my name to the “Popular Demand” ranks as well. 
Thanks!

Todd Rudloff
KI5HNX


Re: For Sale: SWL Retro-75 AM, QRP, like new

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Allan
I hear they were nice!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 6:41 PM W3DVX <alan@...> wrote:

Hello,

You might be interested in a QRP Retro-75 that I'm selling.

See for info and photos:
https://wilcoxengineering.com/2020/06/09/selling-extra-equipment

Best regards,

Alan

-- 
Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX (K2-5373, K3-40, SKCC 22955) 
570-916-9590 (cell, text)
https://WilcoxEngineering.com
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6768 ... Elecraft Client Comments
http://amazon.com/author/alandwilcox
Williamsport, PA 17701

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


For Sale: SWL Retro-75 AM, QRP, like new

W3DVX
 

Hello,

You might be interested in a QRP Retro-75 that I'm selling.

See for info and photos:
https://wilcoxengineering.com/2020/06/09/selling-extra-equipment

Best regards,

Alan

-- 
Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX (K2-5373, K3-40, SKCC 22955) 
570-916-9590 (cell, text)
https://WilcoxEngineering.com
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6768 ... Elecraft Client Comments
http://amazon.com/author/alandwilcox
Williamsport, PA 17701


DX shipping/purchases

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
It seems that the Covid restrictions have loosened as far as shipping quarantines go.
We will begin shipping DX orders on a one by one basis.

If you are a DX customer and would like to purchase a kit, please email me direct at AC0BQ@....
I will need your full shipping address to get you a quote.

A work of caution, DX shipping from the US is very expensive and takes quite a while to be delivered.

Thanks
72
Johnny AC0BQ

--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: 40 and 80 Meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Wayne
I had to think about ur call for a while!
It’s so close to the club  call I have to think about it.
Thanks for the QNI.
Now to get up on DMR.

We need to hear your accent!!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 8:29 AM Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
Johnny and all,
It felt good to be back pounding brass again after an almost 4 year hiatus. Finally got a wire strung up with the help of a ham buddy at work and blow me down if it didn't "go" on 80m as well as 40m!  The 80m signal was better than 40m from you Johnny but not surprising as we're only about 120 miles apart (as the RF flies).
Thanks for the fun, I'll be back for sure.
Blessings everyone
Wayne - NQ0RP

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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"

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Re: 40 and 80 Meter net report

Wayne Dillon
 

Johnny and all,
It felt good to be back pounding brass again after an almost 4 year hiatus. Finally got a wire strung up with the help of a ham buddy at work and blow me down if it didn't "go" on 80m as well as 40m!  The 80m signal was better than 40m from you Johnny but not surprising as we're only about 120 miles apart (as the RF flies).
Thanks for the fun, I'll be back for sure.
Blessings everyone
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


40 and 80 Meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Signals were not too bad on the bands tonight, some qrn and a little QSB. 

Check in's were

40 Meters
NK8O CHARLES 
N4ELM DAVE 
N0YJ BERT 
W2SH CHAS 
KO8S KARL 
N4MJ GLENN
WD4CFN STEVE 
NQ0RP WAYNE (First time in a while!) 
wi5h mike 

80 meters

NQ0RP WAYNE * double 
N0YJ BERT * DOUBLE 
N0EVH JOHN 
N4ELM DAVE * DOUBLE 
N4MJ * GLENN DOUBLE 

Thanks guys 
Till next week 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights check ins
N0RSR Roger
NK8O Charles
WA9BNZ Bill
N4ELM Dave
WG5F Ed
KB4QNR Bobby
AC0BQ Johnny
N0EVH John
Thanks to all of those who took the time and made the effort to check in to tonights Net
73's
Bert
N0YJ


Happening Now: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/16/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/16/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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

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



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

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


Re: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/16/2021 #cal-reminder

Robert
 

Tonight's topic Who have you introduced to amateur radio, was suggested by John N0EVH


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/16/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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

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



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

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


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/16/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/16/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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

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



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

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


Re: Doing DX kit orders..

Curt
 

Geert

You may have a huge cheering section. I suggest taking this off line with email to Johnny, and helping him with an international shipping suggestion and its cost.  Perhaps he can quietly sell you one if you assist. 73 and 72. 

Curt


Doing DX kit orders..

Geert Jan de Groot
 

Hi,

When trying to order, I see that "DX orders are suspended".
This is understandable - the developments are crazy, and still are.

However, in many countries the measures are tapering down, and I would like to lock down a Jumper kit while I can - if I wait, the kit will be sold out again.

Hence, my questions:
* Does 4SQRP consider a way of "kit reserving"?
* Is there a distributor in EU that ships the kits that I didn't find on the website?

73,

Geert Jan


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Well, we have mixed results for June.  The bad news is there were only 7 participants, and only one had double digit QSO points.  Not a very good showing.

The good news is we had two new participants for June: James (K5JFB) from Fort Worth, TX, and Karen (AG4CC) from Memphis, TN.  Welcome to James and Karen.  If they hadn't joined in, there would have been only 5 participants!  Maybe everyone is resting up for Field Day in a couple weeks.  Let's hope the July SSS is better attended and we can show James and Karen how much fun it can be when 10-15 people compete.

The winner for June is Carl (WB0CFF) with 10 QSO points. Congratulations Carl.  You will receive your June certificate shortly.  Carl is also in the lead for the year, as we reach the halfway point.  He has a cumulative score of 90 points, followed by Glenn (N4MJ) with 55 points and Chas (W2SH) with 51 points.  It's obvious one key to having a good cumulative score is participating every month.  None of these three has missed a month.  Nobody else can claim that.

Let's hope the showing is better for July.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/16/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/16/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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

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



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

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


First Day of Summer!

Larry Makoski
 

This coming Sunday, June 20th will officially be the First Day of Summer, and that means it's time to sign up for your official 2021 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt number. Join in on Sunday, August 15th for fun in one of the more popular QRP Operating Events of the Summer.

All you have to do is send an e-mail to w2ljqrp@..., and you'll receive an answer back with your very own Skeeter number. No, it's not necessary to have one to participate, but it sure adds to the fun! PLEASE NOTE THAT NUMBER REQUESTS WILL NOT BE HONORED BEFORE JUNE 20TH!

For all the details about the Sprint - please visit https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

And to see the Roster for those who have signed up so far, please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p12ygiXqoQuv0-akSSoPSSeMrzuGzVzG/view?usp=sharing

I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of the names and calls there. This year's bonus qualifier - there are two! Either post a photo OF your setup to social media on the day of the Hunt OR spell out the word "SKEETER" using letters from the call signs of people you have worked. You can claim one bonus or the other; but not both. See the Skeeter Hunt Webpage for full details.

See you all on the air on Sunday, August 15th!

Larry W2LJ - Skeeter # 13


First Day of Summer!

Larry Makoski
 

This coming Sunday, June 20th will officially be the First Day of Summer, and that means it's time to sign up for your official 2021 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt number. Join in on Sunday, August 15th for fun in one of the more popular QRP Operating Events of the Summer.

All you have to do is send an e-mail to w2ljqrp@..., and you'll receive an answer back with your very own Skeeter number. No, it's not necessary to have one to participate, but it sure adds to the fun! PLEASE NOTE THAT NUMBER REQUESTS WILL NOT BE HONORED BEFORE JUNE 20TH!

For all the details about the Sprint - please visit https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

And to see the Roster for those who have signed up so far, please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p12ygiXqoQuv0-akSSoPSSeMrzuGzVzG/view?usp=sharing

I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of the names and calls there. This year's bonus qualifier - there are two! Either post a photo OF your setup to social media on the day of the Hunt OR spell out the word "SKEETER" using letters from the call signs of people you have worked. You can claim one bonus or the other; but not both. See the Skeeter Hunt Webpage for full details.

See you all on the air on Sunday, August 15th!

Larry W2LJ - Skeeter # 13


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/16/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
06/16/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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

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



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

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


Re: Antenna project parts

John - KK4ITX
 

Jim,

I have used the driveway markers to build a square loop that works well.  I have the 4ft units that allow for about 7ft diam.  I have seen the 6ft markers but haven’t figured out how to get them back to Florida.  

A loop tuner kit from 4S would be a great project ??

I use the QRP loop tuner from MFJ and the biggest issue is the quick loss of the sweet spot. Vernier adjusters would be so much better.  My radiator is made from 4 conductor trailer hook up cable.  The unit setup takes about 2 minutes, really portable.  A camera tripod from a Flea Market ($4) works well.

Between kits and antennas my hobby life is complete !

72,

John
KK4ITX 
Zephyrhills FL / Wells, ME

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Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jun 14, 2021, at 10:01, Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:

I was in the garden center at the local Lowes store yesterday and noticed some interesting possibilities for antenna projects in the bin of tree and tomato stakes.
This one in particular looked useful:

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/10679692674551206146?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=fiberglass+tree+stake&prds=epd:15024779348756971889,eto:15024779348756971889_0,local:1,prmr:2&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj36bD4lJfxAhVGgK0KHedFA3gQ9pwGCAU

It was in a mismarked bin, but I found the above link, and looks like the price would be $10
6 ft long by 7/8" solid fiberglass rod - great for a boom for a small VHF/UHF beam.

And don't overlook the $2.25 fiberglass driveway markers at the other Big Box

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-48-in-Reflective-Rod-in-Orange-31474/304685319

I made a nice collapsible/portable 6m Moxon with four of those

Jim, N5IB





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