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Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Walter - K5EST
 

Yes'sir......easy and simple.

Probably make the logger programs crazy without an RST. So some stations may have to blurb a RST.

....Walter

On Jun 8, 2013 11:13 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. 
 
If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S"  I'll throw out "wa0itp"  If he answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.
 
Sound about right?  .
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info



Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST






Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

WA0ITP
 


Sounds good to me. 
 
If I hear Uncle Phil calling "CQ 4S"  I'll throw out "wa0itp"  If he answers I'll respond with "tu nr 38 bk", he then sends "tu nr 13 dit dit"  I send "dit dit" and he resumes calling.
 
Sound about right?  .
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST




Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Phil, exchange is easy as possible, callsign and 4sqrp member number if possible.

Hopes were to keep this Sprint very low in record keeping and just have fun!

Thanks for asking.
72....Walter . K5EST

On Jun 8, 2013 9:51 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST




Re: 4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Walter, sounds fun. WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE FOR THESE CONTACTS; for example on FD we exchange station class and state, e.g. 3A KS.
Any exchange for this other than callsign?

Uncle Phil, W0XI

for sprint: 7-9 PM, Sunday, 6-9-13


Walter - K5EST wrote:
The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013



Walter - K5EST




4S 2nd Sunday Sprint info

Walter - K5EST
 

The 2nd Sunday 4S Sprints begins June 9th, 2013

Advantage of the Sprints is no NCS is needed and you have a chance to
jump into the fun at your leisure. Seems here lately that the antennas
have no chance of drying out with storms showing up ever few days.

4State QRP 2nd Sunday Sprints

beginning June 9th at 7 to 9 PM (cdst)

any mode and band, except WARC & 60 mtrs, no NCS, 5 watts maximum
output regardless of mode. The Sprint keeps the keys, mics, and
keyboards active and collect the valuable QSO contacts that are needed
to achieve the W25 awards.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/ActivityRecognition.php>;

Suggested calling idea is.....CQ 4S....and obtain the stations 4SQRP
number for W25 awards. Please stop by the 7.122 MHz club hang-out
frequency to allow the crystal bound stations to have fun, also! Also
some folks have not changed their Pig Rig from 7.030.7 MHz.

There is more at stake than the W25 awards, the most QSO contacts
station by October 1st, 2013, wins the club callsign WQ5RP for the
October 4x4 Sprint. (in case of a tie of QSOs, then we shall draw a
winner). With a massive multiplier attached, this may be the most
coveted contact in your logbook for the 4x4 Sprint!

Reporting is easy.....send me an email to

spike55@outlook.com

Put SPRINT in the subject line then in the text body, indicate your
number of QSO contacts and what mode.

......I will compile the total of entries and post them on the club
yahoo groups reflector!

72/73, see you on the Sprint!
Walter - K5EST


Re: DSO Scope

Chuck Carpenter
 

Dan,

I have a Hantek DSO-2250 USB scope. Works great and the display is as big as whatever PC I have it connected to. I like it much better than the analog scope I had. The ease of saving JPGs of the display waveforms is very handy.

I'd think that the stand-alone version would work equally as well.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Ref Piggy saga

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

George my keyer chip was bad also, glad you got it going your way, Dick  N0TGR

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; GeorgeG
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ref Piggy saga
 
Good job George
It's the little wired ones that seem to cause us the most grief!
Hope to hear the "Pig" on the air.
72 
Johnny AC0BQ
On Friday, June 7, 2013, GeorgeG wrote:
 
Some of you may remember the problems I had with the Piggy xmiting on multi freq. I had come up with a work around as described on the Pig forum. Well I have replaced the keyer chip. Guess what? My problem went away! No more work around needed. 72 George/W2BPI


Re: Ref Piggy saga

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good job George
It's the little wired ones that seem to cause us the most grief!
Hope to hear the "Pig" on the air.
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, June 7, 2013, GeorgeG wrote:
 

Some of you may remember the problems I had with the Piggy xmiting on multi freq. I had come up with a work around as described on the Pig forum. Well I have replaced the keyer chip. Guess what? My problem went away! No more work around needed. 72 George/W2BPI


Ref Piggy saga

George H. Gates
 

Some of you may remember the problems I had with the Piggy xmiting on multi freq. I had come up with a work around as described on the Pig forum. Well I have replaced the keyer chip. Guess what? My problem went away! No more work around needed. 72 George/W2BPI


Re: DSO

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

if your interested.
 I purchased this one about 7 months ago.
Best money spent in log time <http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/owon/sds-series/sds7102.htm?gclid=CLzOnuGP07cCFQfl7AodNDoAYg>


On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Dan Reynolds <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

I am thinking very hard about upgrading my oscilloscope. 
I have an Iwatsu 60 MHz, 4 channel that I purchased off eBay. It works fine. I got some 'Chinese' probes off eBay as well and they work great. 

So why do I want to upgrade?
Well, partly because I'm not really that good with an o'scope. Seems strange to upgrade right? Well the newer DSO scopes with LCD screens are super smart. Some will 'autorange' for you and not only that - the most important thing is they tell you the frequency and voltage of the signals you're looking at.

Ham radio is my hobby, not my livelihood and I do enjoy learning all I can - to a point. When it becomes work I'm not quite as interested. The flip side is an o'scope is one of the most handy tools you can have.

Which is why I'm at this crossroads. 
Seems to me a DSO (a cheaper DSO, one of the Chinese models) will actually help me learn more and let me enjoy my building more. My number one ham activity is building.

This is the one I'm considering: http://goo.gl/7rJKB 
Warning - this is an eBay ad... 
I don't expect this to be a Tektronix. I don't expect it to be perfect. I've seen some reviews of their other products and most seem to like their stuff (Hantek). I think my main concerns are bandwidth and samples per second. Well and cost of course! Another thing, this particular seller has a 99.9% positive rating. I'm assuming if they sold junk it would catch up with them. And I've been watching this thing for months. I've read the blogs, EEV, forums, eHam, etc. I know that the Chinese DSO's are the hot ticket now for engineers. But I'm not an engineer, I'm a hobbyist.

You don't have to talk me into one, I've pretty much accomplished that. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this same thought pattern and has purchased one and it has helped you. Or what do you think?

73
Dan -- KB9JLO




--
Wiol ono


Re: DSO

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dan 
Terry and Bert both bought new scopes at Dayton last year, I can't remember the brand, but they will sing dance and take names almost!!
Hopefully they will chime in on the subject!
72
Johnny

On Friday, June 7, 2013, Dan Reynolds wrote:
 

I am thinking very hard about upgrading my oscilloscope. 
I have an Iwatsu 60 MHz, 4 channel that I purchased off eBay. It works fine. I got some 'Chinese' probes off eBay as well and they work great. 

So why do I want to upgrade?
Well, partly because I'm not really that good with an o'scope. Seems strange to upgrade right? Well the newer DSO scopes with LCD screens are super smart. Some will 'autorange' for you and not only that - the most important thing is they tell you the frequency and voltage of the signals you're looking at.

Ham radio is my hobby, not my livelihood and I do enjoy learning all I can - to a point. When it becomes work I'm not quite as interested. The flip side is an o'scope is one of the most handy tools you can have.

Which is why I'm at this crossroads. 
Seems to me a DSO (a cheaper DSO, one of the Chinese models) will actually help me learn more and let me enjoy my building more. My number one ham activity is building.

This is the one I'm considering: http://goo.gl/7rJKB 
Warning - this is an eBay ad... 
I don't expect this to be a Tektronix. I don't expect it to be perfect. I've seen some reviews of their other products and most seem to like their stuff (Hantek). I think my main concerns are bandwidth and samples per second. Well and cost of course! Another thing, this particular seller has a 99.9% positive rating. I'm assuming if they sold junk it would catch up with them. And I've been watching this thing for months. I've read the blogs, EEV, forums, eHam, etc. I know that the Chinese DSO's are the hot ticket now for engineers. But I'm not an engineer, I'm a hobbyist.

You don't have to talk me into one, I've pretty much accomplished that. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this same thought pattern and has purchased one and it has helped you. Or what do you think?

73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: DSO

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Dan. My old 50 MHz Techtronics scope died on me a couple of years ago but I liked it too because it was so basic.

I decided to buy a new Tech and to my surprise when it came it had the Tech label on the front but it was clearly built in China. I must admit that I do like some of the new-fangled features like FFT, which allows you to obtain the frequency response of a circuit you are working on; that's very handy when working with filters. Also, I was able to plot the frequency response from my YEASU FT450D in the various CW settings..............

However, I know what you mean about the techy nature of these new gadgets. While I now like this "modern" scope, it did take some time to work my way through the manual and get used to the 30 buttons and many menus!

Reminds me of my new YEASU FT-450D with all of its buttons and menus. When it comes to a QRP rig, I find I want the minimum number of controls on the front panel!
So I know what you mean.

Hey, go for that scope! 72, Uncle Phil in Lawrence, KS



Dan Reynolds wrote:


I am thinking very hard about upgrading my oscilloscope.
I have an Iwatsu 60 MHz, 4 channel that I purchased off eBay. It works
fine. I got some 'Chinese' probes off eBay as well and they work great.

So why do I want to upgrade?
Well, partly because I'm not really that good with an o'scope. Seems
strange to upgrade right? Well the newer DSO scopes with LCD screens
are super smart. Some will 'autorange' for you and not only that - the
most important thing is they tell you the frequency and voltage of the
signals you're looking at.

Ham radio is my hobby, not my livelihood and I do enjoy learning all I
can - to a point. When it becomes work I'm not quite as interested.
The flip side is an o's cope is one of the most handy tools you can have.

Which is why I'm at this crossroads.
Seems to me a DSO (a cheaper DSO, one of the Chinese models) will
actually help me learn more and let me enjoy my building more. My
number one ham activity is building.

This is the one I'm considering: http://goo.gl/7rJKB
Warning - this is an eBay ad...
I don't expect this to be a Tektronix. I don't expect it to be
perfect. I've seen some reviews of their other products and most seem
to like their stuff (Hantek). I think my main concerns are bandwidth
and samples per second. Well and cost of course! Another thing, this
particular seller has a 99.9% positive rating. I'm assuming if they
sold junk it would catch up with them. And I've been watching this
thing for months. I've read the blogs, EEV, forums, eHam, etc. I know
that the Chinese DSO's are the hot ticket now for engineers. But I'm
not an engineer, I'm a h obbyist.

You don't have to talk me into one, I've pretty much accomplished
that. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this same thought
pattern and has purchased one and it has helped you. Or what do you think?

73
Dan -- KB9JLO


DSO

Dan Reynolds
 

I am thinking very hard about upgrading my oscilloscope. 
I have an Iwatsu 60 MHz, 4 channel that I purchased off eBay. It works fine. I got some 'Chinese' probes off eBay as well and they work great. 

So why do I want to upgrade?
Well, partly because I'm not really that good with an o'scope. Seems strange to upgrade right? Well the newer DSO scopes with LCD screens are super smart. Some will 'autorange' for you and not only that - the most important thing is they tell you the frequency and voltage of the signals you're looking at.

Ham radio is my hobby, not my livelihood and I do enjoy learning all I can - to a point. When it becomes work I'm not quite as interested. The flip side is an o'scope is one of the most handy tools you can have.

Which is why I'm at this crossroads. 
Seems to me a DSO (a cheaper DSO, one of the Chinese models) will actually help me learn more and let me enjoy my building more. My number one ham activity is building.

This is the one I'm considering: http://goo.gl/7rJKB 
Warning - this is an eBay ad... 
I don't expect this to be a Tektronix. I don't expect it to be perfect. I've seen some reviews of their other products and most seem to like their stuff (Hantek). I think my main concerns are bandwidth and samples per second. Well and cost of course! Another thing, this particular seller has a 99.9% positive rating. I'm assuming if they sold junk it would catch up with them. And I've been watching this thing for months. I've read the blogs, EEV, forums, eHam, etc. I know that the Chinese DSO's are the hot ticket now for engineers. But I'm not an engineer, I'm a hobbyist.

You don't have to talk me into one, I've pretty much accomplished that. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this same thought pattern and has purchased one and it has helped you. Or what do you think?

73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Northern Lights in the USA

Dan Reynolds
 

Sorry for forwarding a message but I thought some might be interested in seeing some Northern Lights...

73
Dan -- KB9JLO


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Northern Lights in the USA

Space Weather News for June 7, 2013
http://spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORMS: Last night, Earth passed through a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind. This triggered a G2-class (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm. At its peak, the storm spawned Northern Lights in the USA as far south as
Kansas
. More auroras are in the offing as a CME is set to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on June 8-9.  Check http://spaceweather.com for photos and updates.


NAQCC Sprint

Wayne Dillon
 

NAQCC Sprint Tuesday night!

Our June sprint is coming up next Tuesday evening June 11th local USA time, which as everyone should know converts to Wednesday0030 to 0230Z. After last month, we're back on schedule with our alternating 2nd Tuesday / 3rd Wednesday schedule in even / odd numbered months. As you know last month we changed weeks because of the Dayton Hamvention. We need to get back on track this month and shoot past the 100 logs mark again.

A lot of hams like to operate portable, and June would be a great month to put in a portable operation in our sprint with the warm weather and very late sunsets here in the eastern USA. It's also a vacation month, and you might like to take an hour or two off from the hectic vacation pace and relax in our sprint. They are relaxing with their laid-back non-frantic activity which we emphasize and encourage. Our goal is for you to participate and not particularly vie for those big scores. Of course if you do prefer scores with your participating, that's perfectly OK, and we have certificates for you if that is what you are after. I think that gives you enough reasons to be there next Tuesdayevening.

Our June sprint is this coming Tuesday evening local time (June 11, EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT -5:30-7:30PM), which translates as Wednesday June 12, 0030Z to 0230Z in all cases.

I will refer you to the proper URL:

http://naqcc.info/sprint201306.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!). A Certificate for top score in the GAIN antenna category.

Prizes: Too many to list!! - check out the prize page on our website.

Oh, and we're adding something this month for those who do emphasize scoring. A certificate to the overall high-scorer who uses a bug, and one to the high scorer using anything other than a straight key or bug. We are doing that to help those who may be physically unable to use a straight key (or bug) for whatever reason. We will be incorporating that info into our rules soon.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 6710+ members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 94 Countries. Sign up on the NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate, with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time!

72/73 de Dave VA3RJ
NAQCC #0004

for NAQCC
http://naqcc.info/

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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

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1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
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ICOM 7200

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

I have an ICOM 7200 with side handles and all original documents for sale. I had so much fun building the Elecraft K1 now I would like to build a K2 for my main shack rig.  $500.00 + shipping... Please contact me off list...


72/73/Scotty/NUØS


Re: PigRig #130

davemrtn
 

You know the Amateur radio 'motto'.....   When all else fails....

Trim trees ???!!!  Say your kidding.  Those are Dipole supports !!!

On 06/06/2013 08:43 PM, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Been a bad last 2 days. Internet service going down and putting my Vonage phone out of order. Have to trim some trees
obstructing my internet signal. There coming tomorrow so hope it's back in service sooooonnnn.
Resoldered  my sip pins and got my power back on PigRig #130 so that's good now to finish tuning and
try it out. C/U later 73's Dick

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig #130
 
Gm Dick
Yes sounds like something didn't get back where if belongs!
Good luck 
Johnny -AC0BQPOn Thursday, June 6, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: PigRig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Been a bad last 2 days. Internet service going down and putting my Vonage phone out of order. Have to trim some trees
obstructing my internet signal. There coming tomorrow so hope it's back in service sooooonnnn.
Resoldered  my sip pins and got my power back on PigRig #130 so that's good now to finish tuning and
try it out. C/U later 73's Dick

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig #130
 
Gm Dick
Yes sounds like something didn't get back where if belongs!
Good luck 
Johnny -AC0BQPOn Thursday, June 6, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


Re: Broken part for HF Test Set

Gary <wf0gmn@...>
 

Thanks for the tip.

Gary

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@...> wrote:

On 06/05/2013 11:01 PM, Gary wrote:

While finishing up a build of the HF Test Set, I accidentally broke a
lead on C9 (12-60 pf variable trim cap.).

Before I order one from Mouser and pay 10x the part cost in shipping,
I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has one lying around.

Thanks,
Gary, WF0GMN
Hi Gary,

The cost of mailing you a part from a list member will not be any less
than the cost of postage from Mouser. When you order the part from from
Mouser request shipping by U.S.P.S. You do NOT have to use the more
expensive shipping choices but you do have to ask for USPS.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: CQ 4

Paul Smith
 

My poor piggie and crystals are packed in a box in the living room while the kitchen is torn up.. Sniff sniff......hope this remodel gets done quick. I am having withdrawal. The dang storms even tore down my front porch antenna the other night.......

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 6, 2013, at 5:58 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Just worked Mike WB9DLC on 7122, he called "CQ 4" to see if any Four Staters
were around. He had a nice signal and we had a nice QSO.

Jump in sometime, the waters fine on 7122.

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