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Thinning out the bench, 4SQRP gets first look

Wayne Dillon
 

Vectronics VC300M antenna tuner:
$75 including shipping to lower 48 (PayPal preferred)
More later
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Digest Number 329

Wayne Dillon
 

I'll be sure and be on the lookout for you y.
Thanks
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Ray <w5xe@...> wrote:
 

I finally  remembered to listen in and heard both early and later nets.  Some
signals were pretty good but qrn was a problem.  If I can remember, I will try
to check in on one of the future nets.
Ray, W5XE
 
"Politicians are like nappies. Both should be
changed regularly -- and for the same reason"
former cw op USAFSS,kki73, kkj67, kmi66, kmi66a, kge22
Ray Colbert, W5XE, OOTC#3618, SOWP#1064M GQRP 6115,ESX cw 016
ARCI-5784 fp #111 SKCC-1486 NCT2R El Paso,(FAR WEST)TEXAS




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Digest Number 329

WA0ITP
 

Thanx Ray, will be listening for you.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Digest Number 329

I finally  remembered to listen in and heard both early and later nets.  Some
signals were pretty good but qrn was a problem.  If I can remember, I will try
to check in on one of the future nets.
Ray, W5XE
 
"Politicians are like nappies. Both should be
changed regularly -- and for the same reason"
former cw op USAFSS,kki73, kkj67, kmi66, kmi66a, kge22
Ray Colbert, W5XE, OOTC#3618, SOWP#1064M GQRP 6115,ESX cw 016
ARCI-5784 fp #111 SKCC-1486 NCT2R El Paso,(FAR WEST)TEXAS


Re: Digest Number 329

Ray Colbert
 

I finally  remembered to listen in and heard both early and later nets.  Some
signals were pretty good but qrn was a problem.  If I can remember, I will try
to check in on one of the future nets.
Ray, W5XE
 
"Politicians are like nappies. Both should be
changed regularly -- and for the same reason"
former cw op USAFSS,kki73, kkj67, kmi66, kmi66a, kge22
Ray Colbert, W5XE, OOTC#3618, SOWP#1064M GQRP 6115,ESX cw 016
ARCI-5784 fp #111 SKCC-1486 NCT2R El Paso,(FAR WEST)TEXAS


Ugly on 40 last night as well

Wayne Dillon
 

GM all,
Well condx were not the best, however there was some measure of success:
Early Net:
N0YJ - Bert - KS - 339
KK0S - Bruce - KS - 559
WA0ITP - Terry - IA - 559
N5AF - Sam - TX - 339
KV6Z - Bill - OK - 559
W0CH - Dave - MO - 559

Late net:
AA5CO - Bruce - OK - 539
KV6Z - Bill - OK - 559
N5AF - Sam - Sam - 559
After working Sam on the late net condx degenerated into noise through which I could hear not a thing. Let's hope for better next week. Thank you all for making the evening a success despite conditions and keeping me on my toes!
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Ugly Nite on the 80M CW net

kb4qqj
 

I tried  and tried again for the late. Had a quick chat with Bill, KV6Z who was also looking...
It was very noisy here. I did hear you (Terry,WA0ITP) on 40 but couldn't hear any of the other stations....bummer.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 10/2/2013 9:19:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

W0CLR in Belton, MO (near KCMO) was the only one making it in tonight.
Apparently the CME that was supposed to be a glancing blow didn't glance much.
The A index is 39, Uggh! Jerry mentioned that Dave, W0CH was trying to check
in, but I called him and didn't hear a peep, sri Dave. I did manage to work
Wayne on the early 40M net, but just barely.

Thanks to all who tried, I appreciate it. cu next week.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Ugly Nite on the 80M CW net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sorry for the tough nite Terry 
Better luck next week. 
(time to dig out that magic dust!!!) 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


Sent from my iPad

On Oct 2, 2013, at 8:19 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

W0CLR in Belton, MO (near KCMO) was the only one making it in tonight.
Apparently the CME that was supposed to be a glancing blow didn't glance much.
The A index is 39, Uggh! Jerry mentioned that Dave, W0CH was trying to check
in, but I called him and didn't hear a peep, sri Dave. I did manage to work
Wayne on the early 40M net, but just barely.

Thanks to all who tried, I appreciate it. cu next week.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


RMRc 2200/2245z on 14.0625/7.0625 Thursday

Dale Putnam
 




We had KG0YR, W3HZZ and KE6OIO check into the RMRc net Tuesday on 14.0625.
Hopefully the sun won't mess up the net too much tmw 
I'll be looking to match your speed.
also on 7.0625 at 2245z

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


Re: WTB Unbuilt magic box kit

wf0gmn@...
 

Sounds good. I'd love to take it! Just let me know what you need out of it!


TU, Gary 



---In 4sqrp@..., <crooke@..., 4sqrp@...> wrote:

Gary, I've got one if you haven't already found one.   Don't remember what I paid for it.  If you are interested in it, I'll check the cost when I get home from the kid's football game. 

Jim K0ESE


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: wf0gmn@...
Date: 10/02/2013 8:22 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WTB Unbuilt magic box kit


 

Just wondering if anyone has an unbuilt magic  Box kit they would care to part with. I'm wanting to get SS40 and NS40 talking.


TU 

WF0GMN, Gary


Re: WTB Unbuilt magic box kit

james crooke
 

Gary, I've got one if you haven't already found one.   Don't remember what I paid for it.  If you are interested in it, I'll check the cost when I get home from the kid's football game. 

Jim K0ESE


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: wf0gmn@...
Date: 10/02/2013 8:22 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WTB Unbuilt magic box kit


 

Just wondering if anyone has an unbuilt magic  Box kit they would care to part with. I'm wanting to get SS40 and NS40 talking.


TU 

WF0GMN, Gary


WTB Unbuilt magic box kit

wf0gmn@...
 

Just wondering if anyone has an unbuilt magic  Box kit they would care to part with. I'm wanting to get SS40 and NS40 talking.


TU 

WF0GMN, Gary


Ugly Nite on the 80M CW net

WA0ITP
 

W0CLR in Belton, MO (near KCMO) was the only one making it in tonight.
Apparently the CME that was supposed to be a glancing blow didn't glance much.
The A index is 39, Uggh! Jerry mentioned that Dave, W0CH was trying to check
in, but I called him and didn't hear a peep, sri Dave. I did manage to work
Wayne on the early 40M net, but just barely.

Thanks to all who tried, I appreciate it. cu next week.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all the sessions is encouraged.

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Battery University

Rick Bennett
 

Great resource!  Thanks Chuck.

Rick



From: "Chuck Carpenter"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 8:11:31 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Battery University

 

A really good resource about batteries of all kinds.

http://batteryuniversity.com/

Including how to handle the problem of sulfation in lead acid batteries (aging).

Example:

How to Restore Lead-acid Batteries
A lead acid battery goes through three life phases, called formatting, peak and decline (Figure 1). In the formatting phase, try to imagine sponge-like lead plates that are being exposed to a liquid. Exercising the plates allows the absorption of  more liquid, much like squeezing and releasing a sponge. This enables…
Last modified: September 23, 2010


Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



Re: Latest SSS totals and winner

W0IIT
 

Hi All,

I am replying on line because Walter asked that I show Terry as the winner and thereby the user of the club call, WQ5RP in Saturday's sprint. I do keep a log of how the club call is being used. Just remember when you work Terry WA0ITP in the sprint to be sure to log him as WQ5RP or things could become confusing in your log.

Speaking about the club call. I have signed up to use it this coming season on the Geratol net. I will be attempting to be the first qrp club call to work all states on 80 meters using SSB. This usage of the call should not ever interfere with other uses of the call. The Geratol net meets every night starting at about 8p.m. until there are no checkins. The only conflict would be if someone other than myself tried using the call on the net. This will be a BIG challenge but a recent trial run with some of the members of the net showed the K2 @ 10 watts SSB did a pretty decent job. This net, if it is like it was back when I earned #1000, is no joke. No giving away the signal report, or part of a call sign, etc. in the process of the exchange or like many nets counting multiple states during one contact. In other words you can't say this is N5??? at the confluence of the four states of OK,KS,MO,AR----you gotta be in one of them.

Remember, if you desire to use the club call simply get in contact with me and you can use the call on a 1st come basis. Your application must be for a event, in other words you could not apply to use the call for the coming contest season but would have to have a particular contest in your application i.e. CW Sweepstakes or Phone Sweepstakes, etc..

Lets get that club call out there on the air and get it as well known as the 4StateQRP Group!!!!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Re: October QRP Banner is online

John Sundstrom
 

How did you replace the banner?   I want to do the same for our club.

Thanks 


OT: FS: Yaesu FT-817 500 Hz CW filter

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Pardon the bandwidth....

I have a 500 Hz Collins CW filter for the FT-817 (and for some other radios, too).  The filter works perfectly, and I am only selling because it has been replaced with the W4RT dual filter unit.  $105 shipped in the US or Canada.  Paypal preferred other methods OK.  I thought I would offer it here first.

Thanks and 72,
Mike N5JKY

Michael McShan N5JKY
626 NE 14th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

SKCC #85
FISTS #2626
QRP ARCI #9057
4SQRP #146
NAQCC #720
EM15fl









Spoken For - OT: FS: Raspberry PI, Case, Extras

Jim Sheldon
 

Wow, that was fast - this has already been spoken for -
 
Jim - W0EB


OT: FS: Raspberry PI, Case, Extras

Jim Sheldon
 

I have an extra Raspberry Pi model B with clear case, USB Wi-Fi dongle, SD card adapter and 32 Gig SD card that I'll sell for $40 shipped.  
 
Cash, check, money order or PayPal (gift or add 5%).
 
Jim - W0EB
 
Let me know off list if you're interested please


Battery University

Chuck Carpenter
 

A really good resource about batteries of all kinds.

http://batteryuniversity.com/

Including how to handle the problem of sulfation in lead acid batteries (aging).

Example:

How to Restore Lead-acid Batteries
A lead acid battery goes through three life phases, called formatting, peak and decline (Figure 1). In the formatting phase, try to imagine sponge-like lead plates that are being exposed to a liquid. Exercising the plates allows the absorption of  more liquid, much like squeezing and releasing a sponge. This enables…
Last modified: September 23, 2010


Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX