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Re: Four State Announces New Kit

Jim Sheldon
 

Don't know if I was the first order, but it's gotta be close hi hi.
 
Jim - W0EB

> The Four State QRP Group is pleased to announce the availability of
> a new kit. Building on the very popular EZKeyer, this new and
> capable Morse Code keyer has some additional features -  a
> beautiful blue, easy building enclosure, new PIC microcontroller,
> larger message memories, additional commands, new printed circuit
> board layout, and large panel mount push button switches for easy
> assembly and use.
>
> See the kit's home page for more details and ordering information.
>
> As always, thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group.  All
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> WA0ITP www.wa0itp.com www.4sqrp.com
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Four State Announces New Kit

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Group is pleased to announce the availability of a new kit.
Building on the very popular EZKeyer, this new and capable Morse Code keyer has
some additional features - a beautiful blue, easy building enclosure, new PIC
microcontroller, larger message memories, additional commands, new printed
circuit board layout, and large panel mount push button switches for easy
assembly and use.

See the kit's home page for more details and ordering information.
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/ek2/ek2.php

As always, thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group. All proceeds go
to funding OzarkCon.
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
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72 WA0ITP
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Re: Digest Number 339 (qrm 7122)

Ray Colbert
 

Most of the ones I have heard are Mexican stations.  Some are legal, some not.  Those
not are the ranch radios which will have a voice inversion system to make them
hard to understand.  Some are also talking between their ranches to make sure
the MJ crop is ok and not compromised by law enforcement. Those will be usb.
The group mentioned operating o/a 7005 is from different areas of Mexico,
passing weather reports.  They have been there many years and do create some
problems for the dx'ers. 
I don't recall hearing any last night when I checked into the net with Wayne and
afterwards had a nice qso with Sam N5AF using his vintage AT-1.  Sounded
very good.
72 & 73 all
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


Peanut Power Spring Entries due

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

The Peanut Power Sprint was 10 days ago. 

http://nogaqrp.org/PeanutPower/pps.html

Thus far I show 51 entries in all categories.   Final entry date
is this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2359z.  Send your
entries to qrp@... if
you do not see your call below. 
Wondering about the scoring? 
Click on the SCORING button on the above page.

And if you don't see your call but you sent it in (could
happen), I probably missed it somewhere. Please send
again. 

Thanks to everyone for playing. So far the feeling
is this was a great success so perhaps we'll see
you next year with your new 2014 Peanut Power Number!

Thanks.

jim/w4qo

AA4GA
AB8FJ
AB9CA/4
AD4J
AD4S
AE4CW
AI4SV
AK4JA
K2UFT/5
K2WO
K3RLL
K4BAI
K4PQC
K4UPG
K4YJJ
K4ZPF
KB4KFT
KB5JO
KB9BVN
KD4B
KD4MSR
KD4UKW
KJ4HE
KK4BOB
KU7Y
N1ABS
N1KDO
N4BFR
N4BP
N4EWT
N4GG
N4KD
N4KGL
N4NQ
N4TOL
N5GW
N8XX
NO4GA
W0UFO
W2KJ
W2LJ
W3HZZ
W4JDS
W4KLY
W5WIL
WA0ITP
WA4ZXV
WA8PGE
WB4MNK
WD8RIF
WK4U



Re: Wed. night PHSK checkins

WA0ITP
 

Nice group Dick,
 
Congrats to the group, especially good to see Steve make it in. 
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:15 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed. night PHSK checkins

KC0IFQ Dennis, Augusta, KS
KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO
WB4OMM Steve, Port Orange, FL
KB0EMB  Larry, Jackson Co. MO
Good band, lo noise Tnx fer checkins
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Wed. night PHSK checkins

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

KC0IFQ Dennis, Augusta, KS
KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO
WB4OMM Steve, Port Orange, FL
KB0EMB  Larry, Jackson Co. MO
Good band, lo noise Tnx fer checkins
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: 7122 and QRM

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

The Spanish speaking SSB stations last night were parked on the 40 meter frequency of 7060 Khz because they were QRMing my stint as N4A, the NAQCC 9th Anniversary Special Event station, on 7058 Khz.


Very 72 de Cliff - KU4GW

4SQRP#536  NAQCC#1491  SKCC#652  Flying Piggie#1183  RadioClub72#46  FISTS#16001  Zombie#867



---In 4sqrp@..., <wa0itp@..., 4sqrp@...> wrote:

Just curious,

At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were Canadian hams
using SSB. But after looking at their band plan (below), I'm not so sure. It
looks like we should be sharing CW with them.

Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?

Canada
40 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
7.000 - 7.035 MHz - CW

7.035 - 7.050 MHz - Digital Modes

7.040 - 7.050 MHz - International packet

7.050 - 7.100 MHz - SSB

7.100 - 7.120 MHz - Packet within Region 2

7.120 - 7.150 MHz - CW

7.150 - 7.300 MHz - SSB and other wide band modes


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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
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Re: 80M CW Net Chekins

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

That would have been me, Terry.  Weird night, lots of QSB.  You were 549 in OK City, but it appears to be have been a one way street!

72,
Mike N5JKY

On Oct 9, 2013, at 8:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Better band than last week and chekins were up as a result. I heard someone at
the very end trying hard, but I couldnt pull him out of the noise. You know
who you are, thank you for trying and maybe we can do better next week.

Checkin in were:

W0CH Dave Seneca, MO on his HB-1B
KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK couldnt copy his rig
AC0BQ Johnny Topeka, KS ... KX3
W0IIT Bart Pittsburg, KS ... K2
N0YJ Bert Silver Lake, KS (maybe) ... TUT 80
N0NBD Paul Humboldt, KS ... Tribander I bet

Thank to all, I appreciate it, and hope hear you again next week.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
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www.4sqrp.com



80M CW Net Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Better band than last week and chekins were up as a result. I heard someone at
the very end trying hard, but I couldnt pull him out of the noise. You know
who you are, thank you for trying and maybe we can do better next week.

Checkin in were:

W0CH Dave Seneca, MO on his HB-1B
KV6Z Bill Claremore, OK couldnt copy his rig
AC0BQ Johnny Topeka, KS ... KX3
W0IIT Bart Pittsburg, KS ... K2
N0YJ Bert Silver Lake, KS (maybe) ... TUT 80
N0NBD Paul Humboldt, KS ... Tribander I bet

Thank to all, I appreciate it, and hope hear you again next week.

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


SW Kits for Sale

Dan Reynolds
 

Small Wonder Labs SW30 CW transceiver. Built in a nice home made case. Bottom clamshell is PCB painted white and the top clamshell is blue textured aluminum. Works great. Not really used after I put it together. $85 shipped, PayPal preferred.


I also have a SW30 kit that has the parts to make it an SW40. Everything has been soldered to the board except the frequency determining components. Has all documentation, parts, etc. I traded for this project but I find I have too many unfinished projects and not enough money! $65 shipped, PayPal preferred.


I also have a chrome MFJ Bencher clone iambic paddle. I added some wing nuts to the screws that hold the contacts in their posts (metric threaded). This made the key much better. I was thinking around $40 or so - 3.5mm stereo cable included, we'll have to talk about the shipping unless I can squeeze it into a small Priority Mail box. It's heavy. PayPal please.


I can send you some pics if you want to see anything in particular.


73

Dan Reynolds - KB9JLO


Re: 7122 and QRM

kb4qqj
 

Most of the ssb I hear around that area is from South America. I've worked two Venezuelan stations on 7123 cross mode.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ 
 

In a message dated 10/9/2013 9:16:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

Just curious,

At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were Canadian hams
using SSB. But after looking at their band plan (below), I'm not so sure. It
looks like we should be sharing CW with them.

Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?

Canada
40 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
7.000 - 7.035 MHz - CW

7.035 - 7.050 MHz - Digital Modes

7.040 - 7.050 MHz - International packet

7.050 - 7.100 MHz - SSB

7.100 - 7.120 MHz - Packet within Region 2

7.120 - 7.150 MHz - CW

7.150 - 7.300 MHz - SSB and other wide band modes

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


Re: 7122 and QRM

Bill Cromwell
 

On 10/09/2013 09:17 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

Just curious,

At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were Canadian hams
using SSB. But after looking at their band plan (below), I'm not so sure. It
looks like we should be sharing CW with them.

Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?
----snip--

Hi,

I do hear some stuff. U.S. Advanced and Extra Class hams may operate phone modes right down to 7125. Sidebands should NOT "hang over the edge". Our receiver filters should not allow anything higher than 7122.05 if we are listening to a carrier on 7122.000000000000000. Our filters are probably less than perfect and we may be hearing a little bit of "stuff" higher than 7125 (when tuned to hear the 7122 signal. It is also not unknown to hear hams dangling "over the edge" from a little to a lot. One way to answer who is doing it is to tune them in and listen through to their station ID. Do hams still do that or is that going the way of real RST reports? I know that IDs are getting more scarce in "contests". Wastes too much time? I wonder what call to put in the log sometimes. "ur 599 here OM. ur name agn pse? ur qth agn pse? <NO id> QSL QRZ <NO id>"

Somebody mentioned that our CW signals do not bother the DX SSB hams in South America and other places. If that's true we are all golden because we can slice them off, too. Are you able to copy the other station on 7122 through the QRM? I think QRM has been a fact of ham life for more than three years now so we made that Q signal <evil grin>.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: 7122 and QRM

Dale Putnam
 

Makes a good indicator of the band open to.......a Spanish speaking country. 
I like to turn my 40 meter ....... vertical that way to search the band for new ones. 
(new Spanish speaking countries.... to me)

Ain't this fun?

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


There is occasionally a bunch of Spanish speaking stations running SSB right on the bottom end, around 7.005 or so.  It's legal in their countries, so we can't really stop it.  Same goes for 7.100-up and Northern hemisphere QRP CW operation doesn't cause them any grief so they won't ever move.  It's been this way for years but we only notice it near the peak of a sunspot cycle when propagation on 40 is really good over the long haul.
 
Jim - W0EB



Re: 7122 and QRM

Jim Kortge
 

On 10/9/2013 9:17 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
Just curious,

At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were Canadian hams
using SSB. But after looking at their band plan (below), I'm not so sure. It
looks like we should be sharing CW with them.

Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?

Canada
40 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
7.000 - 7.035 MHz - CW

7.035 - 7.050 MHz - Digital Modes

7.040 - 7.050 MHz - International packet

7.050 - 7.100 MHz - SSB

7.100 - 7.120 MHz - Packet within Region 2

7.120 - 7.150 MHz - CW

7.150 - 7.300 MHz - SSB and other wide band modes
I've heard SSB too and assumed it was Canadians to the North. But, I couldn't understand them as they are on the wrong sideband for my SS-40 rig up there, so don't know for sure.

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: 7122 and QRM

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Terry,
Many South American countries can operate ANY mode anywhere in the 40 meter band as well as all the other bands.  There is occasionally a bunch of Spanish speaking stations running SSB right on the bottom end, around 7.005 or so.  It's legal in their countries, so we can't really stop it.  Same goes for 7.100-up and Northern hemisphere QRP CW operation doesn't cause them any grief so they won't ever move.  It's been this way for years but we only notice it near the peak of a sunspot cycle when propagation on 40 is really good over the long haul.
 
Jim - W0EB

> Just curious,
>
> At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were
> Canadian hams using SSB.  But after looking at their band plan
> (below), I'm not so sure.  It looks like we should be sharing CW
> with them.
>
> Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?
>
> Canada
> 40 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
> 7.000 - 7.035 MHz - CW
>
> 7.035 - 7.050 MHz - Digital Modes
>
> 7.040 - 7.050 MHz - International packet
>
> 7.050 - 7.100 MHz - SSB
>
> 7.100 - 7.120 MHz - Packet within Region 2
>
> 7.120 - 7.150 MHz - CW
>
> 7.150 - 7.300 MHz - SSB and other wide band modes
>
>
> ----------------------------------
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> I love this radio stuff !
> 72   WA0ITP
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
>
>
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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, 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.

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7122 and QRM

WA0ITP
 

Just curious,

At one time I thought that the voices that we heard on 7122 were Canadian hams
using SSB. But after looking at their band plan (below), I'm not so sure. It
looks like we should be sharing CW with them.

Anyone tuned them in or have any ideas as to what we may be hearing?

Canada
40 Metre Band - Maximum bandwidth 6 kHz
7.000 - 7.035 MHz - CW

7.035 - 7.050 MHz - Digital Modes

7.040 - 7.050 MHz - International packet

7.050 - 7.100 MHz - SSB

7.100 - 7.120 MHz - Packet within Region 2

7.120 - 7.150 MHz - CW

7.150 - 7.300 MHz - SSB and other wide band modes


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


Re: QRPometer mod

Tom Sevart
 

I've been thinking of putting sides on the QRPometer using scrap PC board, but that would make it harder to change the battery.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


RMRc @ 14.0625 - 2200z 7.0625 - 2245z‏

Dale Putnam
 

I'll be looking for you with my new antenna... but not the big one. 

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


qrpometer enclosure

Ben Docter
 

Here is how I solved the exposed wiring of the meter. Radio Shack sells a project box that works. A little bit of whittling on the box and also on the corners of the bottom circuit board and the board fits in there. I added an extension wire to the battery and taped that to the bottom of the box. I also removed the meter, cut a hole in the cover of the box and put the meter and front of the meter into the top of the box. I also bought 4 shorter spacers so that I could screw the nuts back on the switches. A little effort and I have a functional meter box that can't be damaged. Ben K8AR