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Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] SSS Results for December

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Hang in there  Carl, remission is just around the corner.  I am a terrible CW operator but everyone seems to tolerate me. Hi.  Love to operate QRP CW even though I am not very good at it, but, on the upside if I send QRS they ALWAYS slow down for me.  CW operators are the best.
Here is hoping you the best and speedy recovery .... you will be in my prayers and he always does what’s best for us.
Have a Merry Christmas and a GREAT New Year!  C U on the air.

73 Jack.......WD0CFH


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On Dec 11, 2019, at 12:08 PM, Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...> wrote:

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF


Re: SSS Results for December

n4mj
 

Carl,
I have you in my log 3 times so relatively new to 4S Group.  They (4SG) are dedicated to QRP and kit logistics for sure.

Sorry to learn of your situation but praying you will gain momentum in your fight for your health.  Merry Christmas and looking forward to working you again in the future.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:08:41 PM CST, Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...> wrote:


Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF


Re: SSS Results for December

WA0ITP
 

GA Carl,  You always were our Gold Standard operator from the North.
I'm so sorry to hear of your health issues, very best wishes,and hope you have a complete remission.  Good luck and hope to hear you back on the air soon. 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/11/2019 12:08 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF


Re: SSS Results for December

Carl Gansen
 

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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 December

John Lonigro
 

Well, I jumped the gun and tabulated the scores for the Second Sunday Sprint this morning.  I noticed the front runners had all submitted their scores already, so I was able to fill in my spreadsheet and make up the certificates.  If anyone has NOT submitted his score yet, please do so.  I will check qrpcontest.com/4sqrp one more time later this afternoon before finalizing the 2019 spreadsheet.

As of 6:00 this morning, the winner for December is Carl, WB0CFF, with 26 QSO points.  I will send Carl's December certificate this evening, in the event someone got over 26 points and hasn't posted his score yet.  Congratulations Carl!

Now it's time to announce the overall winners for 2019.  I am highly confident no late entries will be able to affect the final standings, at least the first three places.  In first place, with 184 points, is Carl Gansen, WB0CFF.  Carl has won this prestigious award two years in a row now.  Congratulations to Carl!  You will receive your 1st place certificate shortly.

In second place, with 165 points, is Charles (aka Chas) Moizeau, W2SH.  Chas has been one of the top 3 winners ever since I took on the task of running this contest.  Congratulations Chas.  You will also receive your 2nd place certificate shortly.

In third place, with 123 points, is John Laney, K4BAI.  Like the others, John has been hovering near the top the last few years. He's finished 2nd, 4th, and now 3rd.  Maybe 2020 will be the year he finishes first.  Congratulations John.  You will receive your 3rd place certificate shortly.

I am putting together an abbreviated final spreadsheet.  If the person who is able to post that spreadsheet on the club website contacts me, I will supply it to him so he can post it for all to see.  If not, I'll send a copy to Keith, KC0PP, for inclusion in the next newsletter.  I may do that anyway.  All non-zero scores should be acknowledged (and celebrated).

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.   I hope you all get recharged during the holidays and are ready for a new contest beginning the 2nd Sunday of January (of course).  Here's a suggestion: make participation in the SSS one of your New Years Resolutions!  That's what I should do...

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator.


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/08/2019 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 8 December 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/08/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Final SSS of 2019 is tonight!

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget the final Second Sunday Sprint of 2019 is tonight.

I've got a small favor to ask of all participants.  Please get your score in before Monday night.  I'm having work done in the basement starting Tuesday and I'm dismantling the computer early that morning.  I plan to tabulate the scores and produce the certificates Monday night.  Otherwise it might be Friday or later before I get the computer up and running again.  Thanks.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/08/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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


K1SWL has done it again, the Phaser!

JT Croteau
 

Just like the Warbler and PSK series of days long ago, K1SWL has done
it again by teaming up with N2APB to produce a phasing SSB QRP
transceiver for FT8 and other digital modes. With two frequencies
available and a cost of only $50 per band, we can put our DSB toys out
to pasture.

Kits start shipping Dec. 16th: https://midnightdesignsolutions.com/phaser/

I've ordered two thus far.

N1ESE


Bayou Jumper Paraset needing repair

Dr. James A. Potter
 
Edited

I am reaching out to anyone in the hope that you may be able to tell me someone that would be qualified to repair my Bayou Jumper Paraset transceiver.

Last week I purchased the radio off of ebay and noted the following:
1) Output was a full 5 wts.
2) Great receiver
3) only problem I noted was upon transmitting, the normal sidetone was heard and when it was not heard the sidetone was replaced by a "hum" when transmitting. As I indicated, a full 5wts were being sent out and was heard by numerous Reverse Beacon Stations. The sidetone was only heard very sporadically. When placed in Receive mode, only the normal sidetone was heard when pressing the key without a "hum".

Last night, the transmitter stopped working completely. The sidetone/hum was heard, but no signal was being sent out.

Specifics about the radio are as follows:

1)The radio is the Rev 1 containing the green panel.
2)It contains the add-on "Soup'er Up'er kit" This was the PCB version 1.42 which exhibited an issue with the sidetone not working properly when a crystal was installed.It  
  appears no fix was made on my radio per the instructions provided with the Soup'er Up'er manual under errata on page 19 of that manual.
3)The receive audio mute, fine tuning, and filter work fine.

If anyone knows of someone qualified to repair the radio, I would greatly appreciate it. Cost is no problem. I simply want to enjoy the radio.

Thank you.

Jim W3JAP


Re: LNR Precision

kb4qqj
 

Larry has been down with Influenza all last week and this week. I think he is going to try to get back on the bench this weekend. He ( his wife a nurse) has turned off all devices...... ;-)

Randy_KB4QQJ

On 12/5/2019 1:47 PM, KI5G via Groups.Io wrote:
Anybody have a good phone number for Lnr inc? I ordered a MTR3B and have not recieved it yet. They won't answer e- mails and the phone number on their web is disconnected.


LNR Precision

KI5G <Dedubyadave@...>
 

Anybody have a good phone number for Lnr inc? I ordered a MTR3B and have not recieved it yet. They won't answer e- mails and the phone number on their web is disconnected.


Re: cricket 30

Richard AG5M
 

No, I'm still waiting too. Heard they have arrived, so should be getting one soon.
73, Richard AG5M

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:38:15 AM PST, Ron Edmo <snakedmo5@...> wrote:


Did anybody who received only one crystal  for the Cricket 30 ever receive the second one? I'm still waiting 

Ronald S Edmo KF7JZH

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 11:20 Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:
Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.




Wayne Steury N9egt 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN


Re: cricket 30

AG1P Ron
 

To those Cricket 30 purchasers awaiting the 10.106 crystals.

 

I finally received ship confirmation for the crystals. As soon as I receive them, I will package them in envelopes and send them out. Hopefully you will see them within next two weeks depending on crystals’ arrival and Holiday mail volumes.

 

We want to thank everyone for their patience while we endured this long backorder delay.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New CricketMaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Edmo
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 6:38 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] cricket 30

 

Did anybody who received only one crystal  for the Cricket 30 ever receive the second one? I'm still waiting 

Ronald S Edmo KF7JZH

 

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 11:20 Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.

 

 

 

Wayne Steury N9egt 



On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN


Re: Status of Nouveau 75

Leland Lannoye
 

I am always willing to put out work for others to do.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 10:15, Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io
<w9hifmemorialstation@...> wrote:
Since you don't have your 36 hour day filled yet, why not bring out the 40 meter version as well. Bud Koeppell would be pleased as well.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 9:35, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io
<ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:
For those patiently waiting for sales of the Nouveau 75 to resume, more patience is needed!
I'm in the process of modifying the PCB layout to add the receiver mods, and should have that done this weekend.  A few more weeks will be required to get boards fabbed and shipped, and sales should resume in January.  Thanks for bearing with us!

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Status of Nouveau 75

Leland Lannoye
 

Since you don't have your 36 hour day filled yet, why not bring out the 40 meter version as well. Bud Koeppell would be pleased as well.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 9:35, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io
<ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:
For those patiently waiting for sales of the Nouveau 75 to resume, more patience is needed!
I'm in the process of modifying the PCB layout to add the receiver mods, and should have that done this weekend.  A few more weeks will be required to get boards fabbed and shipped, and sales should resume in January.  Thanks for bearing with us!

73 Dave NM0S


Re: cricket 30

Ron Edmo
 

Did anybody who received only one crystal  for the Cricket 30 ever receive the second one? I'm still waiting 

Ronald S Edmo KF7JZH

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 11:20 Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:
Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.




Wayne Steury N9egt 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN