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Re: Big Brutus Outing

WA0ITP
 


Brutus is 22 miles SW of Pittsburg, KS at West Mineral. Restrooms are available in the museum building.  This is a really nice /P outing QTH -  wide open spaces, low man made noise, Brutus dominates the scenery, inexpensive camping, neat well kept parklike grounds, and a few medium sized trees.  There are 10 campsites with electricity for trailers or motor homes, and lots of area for tents.  Camping fees were $10/nite for tents and $15/night for campers.
 
More info here:
 
This year Walter and I are going fly kites to hoist antennas.  It will be a sight to see so bring your cameras..

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brutus Dates

Please excuse my ignorance...........but where is this Brutis Machine...........saw pics of it once.....
and are their bathrooms there? Hi....

Uncle Phil, W0XI



Re: Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 


GM Walter,
 
You're right we did settle on the 2nd weekend, and the 14th 15th is the 2nd full weekend.  Lookling at the calendar I saw that the 8th was the 2nd Sunday and jumped the gun.
 
What say guys?  How does the 14th and 15th work for you?

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brutus Dates

Guess I was thinking its the 2nd weekend, 14th & 15th of September.

Honestly don't matter to me.

All we need is good winds for kite antenna flying and super propagation.

Will get it in the QRP Banner upcoming events as soon as its firmed up.

72...Walter . K5EST

On Jul 10, 2013 7:29 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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Re: Brutus Dates

Phil Anderson
 

Please excuse my ignorance...........but where is this Brutis Machine...........saw pics of it once.....
and are their bathrooms there? Hi....

Uncle Phil, W0XI



Re: Brutus Dates

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

If you're a fan of fried chicken, you can't do better than Chicken Annie's (some will say Chicken Mary's!). When my mother-in-law was still with us (she lived in Parsons, KS), we always made it to Chicken Annie's Annex just south of Pittsburg any time we visited. Their onion rings are the best I've ever had!!!

Not sure if I can make it to Big Brutus but ya' never know!

72/73
Bruce AA5CO

(Will be getting my Cyclone 40 (Ol' #52) from Ed WG5F this weekend. Thanks, again Ed!)


Re: Brutus Dates

Wayne Dillon
 

Hey jeremy,
how much and what gauge wire d you need?
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
 

Sounds good to me too!  I'm actually planning to camp this year.  Maybe by then I'll have the new KX3 I'm saving up for, but if not, I'll bring the 817.  Have a new portable antenna I'm getting ready to build too - first deployment will be in a couple weeks at Toronto State Park when WA6CML and I go camping.  Basing the new antenna on this setup by KC8VWM:  http://www.eham.net/articles/21744  Just need to track down some smaller gauge wire to wind into the reels (all I have hanging around is 14AWG, and I want to fit enough in there to get a full size 80m dipole if possible.  Will try to take pictures of the setup during the trip!

Jeremy, N9PH
Iola, KS

On 7/10/2013 7:28 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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Re: Brutus Dates

Walter - K5EST
 

Guess I was thinking its the 2nd weekend, 14th & 15th of September.

Honestly don't matter to me.

All we need is good winds for kite antenna flying and super propagation.

Will get it in the QRP Banner upcoming events as soon as its firmed up.

72...Walter . K5EST

On Jul 10, 2013 7:29 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
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www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Re: Brutus Dates

Jeremy Utley
 

Sounds good to me too!  I'm actually planning to camp this year.  Maybe by then I'll have the new KX3 I'm saving up for, but if not, I'll bring the 817.  Have a new portable antenna I'm getting ready to build too - first deployment will be in a couple weeks at Toronto State Park when WA6CML and I go camping.  Basing the new antenna on this setup by KC8VWM:  http://www.eham.net/articles/21744  Just need to track down some smaller gauge wire to wind into the reels (all I have hanging around is 14AWG, and I want to fit enough in there to get a full size 80m dipole if possible.  Will try to take pictures of the setup during the trip!

Jeremy, N9PH
Iola, KS

On 7/10/2013 7:28 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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

 


Re: Brutus Dates

ka0ncr
 

Hi Terry,

I would prefer it to be a week later, if possible. If it was a week
later, it would be on my weekend off, and it would be much nicer
to not have to take all most a weeks vacation (36 hours worth) to
get Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights off.

I haven't talked to Joe K0NEB lately, but if I can talk him in to going I suspect that he will want to have it on the date you have picked.. Will have to talk to him this weekend if he shows up at the QRP "lark in the Park" our group is having this weekend.
I have offered him the loan of one of my other tents and camping stuff.. so will have to see what he says this weekend. Unless he replies here... Joe?


Mike, NF0N , is not sure as of the last time we talked. He is getting a new knee as soon as he gets back from a week long bike ride across Wisconsin the 2nd week of August. He's not sure how well he will be feeling by the time it rolls around.

I will have to put in for vacation time soon, so the sooner the better as far as picking a date goes! Just have to know for sure.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8? The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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Wed. night PSK checkins.

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton, MO
K6QKL  Chuck,  Fairview Hts, IL
K9VIC Eric, Chicago, IL
KC0IFQ Dennis. Augusta, KS
Noise here but readable. Tnx fer checkins
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS


Re: Brutus Dates

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Terry 
Sounds great to me. 
I will check the calendar and get it scheduled!
Cu all there, 
Johnny AC0BQ


Sent from my iPad

On Jul 10, 2013, at 8:27 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Re: Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 

Hi Jim,
 
Yes, Pittsburg is 22 miles away and has lots of good motels and restaurants.
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Brutus Dates

Sounds good to me Terry.  Wife will be retired by that time so we ought to be able to make it.  Don't have any camping equipment so are there any fairly decent motels in the area?
 
Jim - W0EB

> What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus
> outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend
> and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics,
> etc.   ---------------------------------- Real radios weigh less
> than a pound. I love this radio stuff ! 72  WA0ITP www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com      
>
>
>


Re: Brutus Dates

Paul Smith
 

Sounds good to me... If I can't camp ill come down to visit and play.

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jul 10, 2013, at 7:28 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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

 


Re: 80M CW Net

Michael Murphy
 

Terry,

Lots of QRN here in Ohio as we had a cold front passed through here earlier today.  

After a ton of rain, we should be moving into a dryer period for at least the next week.

72


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

80 was not so hot agn tonight.  The A index is 25, a big number,  man I wish the sun would settle down.
 
Checking in were:
 
K8IR       Mike     Lancaster, OH
N9RL     John     Upland, IN
W0CH    Dave    Seneca, MO
 
Thank you Gentleman, appreciate it.  I also thought I heard W0PFO Ray in Springfield, MO.  Sri we couldnt make it tonight Ray, maybe next week.
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I love this radio stuff !
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Re: Brutus Dates

Jim Sheldon
 

Sounds good to me Terry.  Wife will be retired by that time so we ought to be able to make it.  Don't have any camping equipment so are there any fairly decent motels in the area?
 
Jim - W0EB

> What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus
> outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend
> and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics,
> etc.   ---------------------------------- Real radios weigh less
> than a pound. I love this radio stuff ! 72  WA0ITP www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com      
>
>
>


80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

80 was not so hot agn tonight.  The A index is 25, a big number,  man I wish the sun would settle down.
 
Checking in were:
 
K8IR       Mike     Lancaster, OH
N9RL     John     Upland, IN
W0CH    Dave    Seneca, MO
 
Thank you Gentleman, appreciate it.  I also thought I heard W0PFO Ray in Springfield, MO.  Sri we couldnt make it tonight Ray, maybe next week.
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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

 


Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


FOX: SEASON OPENS

Dale Putnam
 

The summer fox hunt season begins tomorrow, Thursday evening at 8 pm CDT
(0100z Friday, August 12). Your foxes are Paul, K4FB in FL, and Todd, N9NE
in WI. The hunt lasts for 90 minutes and takes place between 14.050 and
14.070. Both foxes will operate split (usually up 1 KHz or so) but may go
to simplex later in the hunt. A description of the hunt and its rules are
found on the QRP Fox Hunt website at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/

You are cordially invited to join in on the fun!


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


Re: Google + Hangouts

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

This is really a great tool. I and 4 - 6 other hams have been using this system during the construction of the Solf.
One was having a problem and pointed the camera to his board while the soldering iron was getting warm.
Another had the problem solved and pointed with a camera to the working Solf and to the measuring points and later to the scope to show the results.
Another shared his desktop with the critical circuit plans and interpreted it.
One was making jokes.
The others gave good advices.
The guy with the problem had to tear his rig apart, desolder components, resolder them, show the new measurements ....
But that was the way we got all rigs working. Without Hangouts it would have been sometimes impossible to solve the complex problems.

72 de Hajo

Gruss
Hajo

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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.

Johnny isnt able to be the 40M NCS tonight, and I wont be able to do it either, so pse someone step up and take it. I will be able to take the 80M net however.
 
Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.  The "Clean Sweep" award is availble for those who check into all the nets on the same Wednesday eveining.  Check with Steve Szabo, WB4OMM, wb4omm@... for further details.
7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,  ??  NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564,  WA0ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,  ??  NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5,  N0TGR NCS

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

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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
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