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Four State Order Confirmation

WA0ITP
 

Four State has been providing order confirmation emails for Paypal orders for
some time. But unfortunately it is now a feature of the past. This service was
accomplished by use of an email filter for each kit in the product line, and the
reply was automatic upon receipt of the order.

Recently Paypal has changed the return address on the order receipts to
member@... and now the filter has no visibility of the buyer's email
address. The replies bounce, and of course the buyer never sees them.

Since this would be an impossible task for us to perform in a timely manner
manually, we will no longer be sending order confirmations with future orders.

Please don't flood us with "did you get my order" type of messages. If you have
a Paypal receipt, so do we, and your kit will be shipped asap.

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Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

Bill Gerth
 

Gary,

I just looked up Long Mountain in my database and my suspicion was correct.  The elevation of Long Mountain (Ozark County) is 1,450 feet ASL and its highest saddle has an elevation of 1,290 feet ASL, giving a Prominence of only 160 feet.  The minimum Prominence for SOTA qualification in Missouri is 328 feet.  The nearest SOTA qualified summit to Long Mountain is Romance Lookout, also in Ozark County.  Romance Lookout was activated by KD5ZZK, NM5S, and K5SSR during the time of OzarkCon 2013.

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Bill Gerth wrote:

 

HI GARY,


Summits on the Air (SOTA) has a specific definition of a summit and I could only include those summits that qualified when I set up the Missouri Association with the SOTA Management Team in the UK back in January.  The main criterion is "Prominence" which is a geophysical term that roughly means the difference in elevation between the highest point and the highest nearby saddle.  Elevation by itself doesn't qualify.  In Missouri, we are a P100 Association, meaning that a qualified summit must have a Prominence of 100 meters (328 feet).  I'll check my database for Long Mountain, but since it is not on the SOTA list, I'm assuming its Prominence falls short of 328 feet.

By the way, SOTA has a separate category for VHF and up.  Look at the main SOTA website:  "www.sota.org.uk" for the General Rules, or look at the Resources Page of the MO SOTA website:  http://mosota.org/resources.html  for several other pertinent links.

You'd be very welcome in SOTA!

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 10:01 AM, gary rheuark wrote:

 
Hello Bill, My name is Gary and my call is K5QNM. There are 71 hams here in Ozark County.
 I live in Gainesville.
 
I do have an interest in Microwave hill-topping. My last trip was a 42 mile success.
 
I notice that your maps only show 3 Mountain Tops in The West Plains area. What qualifies as a mountain top as I go to Long Mountain frequently?
 
The HF hill-topping sounds fun. Any information will be appreciated.....Gary.....K5QNM.

--- On Fri, 4/12/13, Bill Gerth <billgerth@...> wrote:




Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

Bill Gerth
 

HI GARY,

Summits on the Air (SOTA) has a specific definition of a summit and I could only include those summits that qualified when I set up the Missouri Association with the SOTA Management Team in the UK back in January.  The main criterion is "Prominence" which is a geophysical term that roughly means the difference in elevation between the highest point and the highest nearby saddle.  Elevation by itself doesn't qualify.  In Missouri, we are a P100 Association, meaning that a qualified summit must have a Prominence of 100 meters (328 feet).  I'll check my database for Long Mountain, but since it is not on the SOTA list, I'm assuming its Prominence falls short of 328 feet.

By the way, SOTA has a separate category for VHF and up.  Look at the main SOTA website:  "www.sota.org.uk" for the General Rules, or look at the Resources Page of the MO SOTA website:  http://mosota.org/resources.html  for several other pertinent links.

You'd be very welcome in SOTA!

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 10:01 AM, gary rheuark wrote:

 
Hello Bill, My name is Gary and my call is K5QNM. There are 71 hams here in Ozark County.
 I live in Gainesville.
 
I do have an interest in Microwave hill-topping. My last trip was a 42 mile success.
 
I notice that your maps only show 3 Mountain Tops in The West Plains area. What qualifies as a mountain top as I go to Long Mountain frequently?
 
The HF hill-topping sounds fun. Any information will be appreciated.....Gary.....K5QNM.

--- On Fri, 4/12/13, Bill Gerth <billgerth@...> wrote:

From: Bill Gerth <billgerth@...>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks
To: "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...>
Cc: 4sqrp@...
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:39 AM



My pleasure, Terry!

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 9:33 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

Great pictures and write up Bill,
 
I was very nit to meet you at OzarkCon after working you so often on the weekly net.  Thanks for all you do for QRP.
 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 





SOLARHAM website

ka0ncr
 

Hi, Don..

I wonder if you have tried the solarham web page at

Www.solarham.net

Its another good source for solar info, and it deals only with stuff solar related, and not so much other space related items like the comets ect.

I hope you might find it interesting...

73 KA0NCR. Arnie.


Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

gary rheuark
 

 
Hello Bill, My name is Gary and my call is K5QNM. There are 71 hams here in Ozark County.
 I live in Gainesville.
 
I do have an interest in Microwave hill-topping. My last trip was a 42 mile success.
 
I notice that your maps only show 3 Mountain Tops in The West Plains area. What qualifies as a mountain top as I go to Long Mountain frequently?
 
The HF hill-topping sounds fun. Any information will be appreciated.....Gary.....K5QNM.


--- On Fri, 4/12/13, Bill Gerth wrote:

From: Bill Gerth
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks
To: "WA0ITP"
Cc: 4sqrp@...
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:39 AM



My pleasure, Terry!

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 9:33 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

Great pictures and write up Bill,
 
I was very nit to meet you at OzarkCon after working you so often on the weekly net.  Thanks for all you do for QRP.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 




Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

Wayne Dillon
 

Terrific pictures and a great web-site. Thanks for sharing es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:23 AM, Bill Gerth <billgerth@...> wrote:
 

If you'd like to see some pictures of the SOTA-rama in the Ozarks event held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary version of OzarkCon 2013 last week-end, go to the MO SOTA website:  "www.mosota.org" and click on the link to "In The Log" at the bottom of the homepage.  The first entry on that blog page now includes pictures of the SOTA exhibit plus activations of 3 of the 4 MO summits in the Eureka Springs Escarpment Region of W0M-Missouri.


Photo credits to Gary, W0MNA and W4RK.

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager




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Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

Bill Gerth
 

My pleasure, Terry!

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager

On Apr 12, 2013, at 9:33 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

Great pictures and write up Bill,
 
I was very nit to meet you at OzarkCon after working you so often on the weekly net.  Thanks for all you do for QRP.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 


Re: Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

WA0ITP
 

Great pictures and write up Bill,
 
I was very nit to meet you at OzarkCon after working you so often on the weekly net.  Thanks for all you do for QRP.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Gerth
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 9:23 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

If you'd like to see some pictures of the SOTA-rama in the Ozarks event held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary version of OzarkCon 2013 last week-end, go to the MO SOTA website:  "www.mosota.org" and click on the link to "In The Log" at the bottom of the homepage.  The first entry on that blog page now includes pictures of the SOTA exhibit plus activations of 3 of the 4 MO summits in the Eureka Springs Escarpment Region of W0M-Missouri.

Photo credits to Gary, W0MNA and W4RK.

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager


Pictures of SOTA-rama in the Ozarks

Bill Gerth
 

If you'd like to see some pictures of the SOTA-rama in the Ozarks event held in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary version of OzarkCon 2013 last week-end, go to the MO SOTA website:  "www.mosota.org" and click on the link to "In The Log" at the bottom of the homepage.  The first entry on that blog page now includes pictures of the SOTA exhibit plus activations of 3 of the 4 MO summits in the Eureka Springs Escarpment Region of W0M-Missouri.

Photo credits to Gary, W0MNA and W4RK.

73,
BILL GERTH, W4RK
SOTA USA W0M-Missouri
Association Manager


SpaceWeather

Don Jackson
 

From http://spaceweather.com website...

[Today]
"Coronagraph images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show a CME emerging from the blast site. The expanding cloud should hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of April 13th, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms and auroras."

The website is quite interesting to visit. My first time there and I've learned quite a lot.

Don AE5K


Re: RMR Net = UR SPEED

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/11/2013 12:38, Dale Putnam wrote:

Y'll enjoy it.. at 2030z on 14.0625.
Hmm... I might have to get the SST out and get on the net.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: RMR Net = UR SPEED

Dale Putnam
 

I thought I heard you once.????

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: rolph981@...
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:46:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR Net = UR SPEED

 
Tnx de kb4qnr


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 3:40 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 


This is the only activity that the NAQCC allows QRO. I usually use 25-50 watts. IF the band is in real good shape, I 'll drop to 5.
You may use QRO and we can focus on cw.. not qrp. k?

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: rolph981@...
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:29:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR Net = UR SPEED

 
Do you have to use qrp power to check in? I will give it a try from Ky. If I can hear you guys.
Kb4qnr
Bobby


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 


The RMR net is a YOUR speed net, meaning, I"ll try to match your speed, so we can exchange the normal stuff... like rig, rst, temp, focus of the day... i.e. what
you are doing the rest of the day....   at least a couple of exchanges.. so we can practice our cw.
  Y'll enjoy it.. at 2030z on 14.0625.
 
See you then,

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






Re: The morning after.

Charlie Vest
 


Wichita NWS would know for sure since they are located right at the airport there and also have a short tower with 2 meter beams on it and work on a regular basis with hams in their coverage area . For those of us in Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas , they also support the Beaumont repeater . I am not much on 2 meters , but I have a dual band antenna at about 20 feet and I can hear that repeater . Good for those of us in the area during severe weather and if you have a decent 2 meter FM outside antenna , you can likely at least here it .

NO CONNECTION .... Just for information , since the season is upon us .....

Charlie , W5COV

 
I read NWS FB post that said temp at Wichita Airport dropped 23 degrees in four miniutes


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
 

Odd/amazing/interesting weather. Especially in light how it was that
much colder in south central Kansas while here along the north border we
had no ice and only slipped below freezing this morning. We did
receive much needed rain Tuesday night. This part of the world is often
full of surprises.

73, de Nate >>

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: RMR Net = UR SPEED

bobby rolph
 

Tnx de kb4qnr


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 3:40 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

This is the only activity that the NAQCC allows QRO. I usually use 25-50 watts. IF the band is in real good shape, I 'll drop to 5.
You may use QRO and we can focus on cw.. not qrp. k?

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: rolph981@...
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:29:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR Net = UR SPEED

 
Do you have to use qrp power to check in? I will give it a try from Ky. If I can hear you guys.
Kb4qnr
Bobby


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 


The RMR net is a YOUR speed net, meaning, I"ll try to match your speed, so we can exchange the normal stuff... like rig, rst, temp, focus of the day... i.e. what
you are doing the rest of the day....   at least a couple of exchanges.. so we can practice our cw.
  Y'll enjoy it.. at 2030z on 14.0625.
 
See you then,

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




Re: RMR Net = UR SPEED

Dale Putnam
 

This is the only activity that the NAQCC allows QRO. I usually use 25-50 watts. IF the band is in real good shape, I 'll drop to 5.
You may use QRO and we can focus on cw.. not qrp. k?

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: rolph981@...
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:29:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR Net = UR SPEED

 
Do you have to use qrp power to check in? I will give it a try from Ky. If I can hear you guys.
Kb4qnr
Bobby


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 


The RMR net is a YOUR speed net, meaning, I"ll try to match your speed, so we can exchange the normal stuff... like rig, rst, temp, focus of the day... i.e. what
you are doing the rest of the day....   at least a couple of exchanges.. so we can practice our cw.
  Y'll enjoy it.. at 2030z on 14.0625.
 
See you then,

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




Re: RMR Net = UR SPEED

bobby rolph
 

Do you have to use qrp power to check in? I will give it a try from Ky. If I can hear you guys.
Kb4qnr
Bobby


Sent from my iPad

On Apr 11, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 

The RMR net is a YOUR speed net, meaning, I"ll try to match your speed, so we can exchange the normal stuff... like rig, rst, temp, focus of the day... i.e. what
you are doing the rest of the day....   at least a couple of exchanges.. so we can practice our cw.
  Y'll enjoy it.. at 2030z on 14.0625.
 
See you then,

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


Re: The morning after.

 

* On 2013 11 Apr 13:18 -0500, Timothy-Allen Albertson wrote:
I read NWS FB post that said temp at Wichita Airport dropped 23 degrees in
four miniutes
That had to be quite a shock.

Certainly not nearly as dramatic is the history from my WX station which
recorded a high on Tuesday of 68 at 11:01 AM. Ten minutes later it
recorded 62 and at 12:01 PM recorded 50. After that it was a slow slide
downward the rest of the day.

73, de Nate >>

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"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: LC meter E-bay power source

George H. Gates
 

I have a bunch of them here. Thanks everyone for your responce. Geo/W2BPI

--- In 4sqrp@..., Barney <barneyro@...> wrote:

Hi;

For mine I used a cell phone charging unit. It was 5.1 volts DC
and it seems to power it fine. The L/C unit calls for 5.0 Volts DC.

I cut the end off of the charger and installed the 2.1 x 5.5 connector.
Of course, watch the polarity for the plug.

73

Barney






1:03 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:
George,

Any AC/USB plug-in will work fine. This is the kind that has no
cord--you just plug a standard USB cable in. I have them in several
strategic locations around the house. They seem to be everywhere these
days, and pretty cheap.

73,

Todd
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
K7TFC / Medford, Oregon, USA / CN82ni / UTC-8
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
QRP (CW & SSB) / EmComm / SOTA / Homebrew / Design


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM, GeorgeG <w2bpi1@...
<mailto:w2bpi1@...>> wrote:

Connected it to my computer with a USB cable. Seem to work OK. I
don't really want to have to hook it to my computer. Wondering
what you guys use to power it. Would it be safe to use a wallwart
charger thet has the proper connecter on it. Has anyone made a
template that can be used to lay out the holes to put it in a
enclosure? Tnx George/W2BPI



Re: LC meter E-bay power source

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

Hi;

���� For mine I used a cell phone charging unit.� It was 5.1 volts DC and it seems to power it fine.� The L/C unit calls for 5.0 Volts DC.�

���� I cut the end off of the charger and installed the 2.1 x 5.5 connector.� Of course, watch the polarity for the plug.

73

Barney

����




1:03 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:

�
George,

Any AC/USB plug-in will work fine. This is the kind that has no cord--you just plug a standard USB cable in. I have them in several strategic locations around the house. They seem to be everywhere these days, and pretty cheap.�

73,

Todd
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
K7TFC / Medford, Oregon, USA / CN82ni / UTC-8
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
QRP (CW & SSB) / EmComm / SOTA / Homebrew / Design


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM, GeorgeG <w2bpi1@...> wrote:
�

Connected it to my computer with a USB cable. Seem to work OK. I don't really want to have to hook it to my computer. Wondering what you guys use to power it. Would it be safe to use a wallwart charger thet has the proper connecter on it. Has anyone made a template that can be used to lay out the holes to put it in a enclosure? Tnx George/W2BPI




Re: The morning after.

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

I read NWS FB post that said temp at Wichita Airport dropped 23 degrees in four miniutes


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
 

Odd/amazing/interesting weather. Especially in light how it was that
much colder in south central Kansas while here along the north border we
had no ice and only slipped below freezing this morning. We did
receive much needed rain Tuesday night. This part of the world is often
full of surprises.

73, de Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us




--
72/73 TIM ALBERTSON KDOIA (ex KG6IRH)