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Re: WX

Donald Kelly
 

It sunny and about 75F in OKC. Still drying out. Severe WX returning next week.

 

I still can’t get to my brother’s house in Moore, OK without a long walk or bike ride.

 

I could probably get there but I don’t want to add to the thousands of thoughtless sightseers causing problems.

 

Hope everyone has a safe weekend.

 

I actually have most of the weekend free for radio stuff!

 

73 K5UOS

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:51 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WX

 

 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: WX

kb4qqj
 

Hate that. Perfect day for portable ops in NC today. Clear Blue sky, 72 light wind. I plan to make the best of it before the summer gets here...LOL
 
Keep your Powd..uhh....rigs dry,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 5/25/2013 9:50:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


digital modes, such as PSK

Phil Anderson
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.


Re: WX

Phil Anderson
 

We need a bit of rain this way Terry......send us a gentle inch or so.

Uncle Phil in Lawrence, KS. 72!


Re: WX

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Just cloudy here, WX man says "chance of a shower later today"
Stay dry, Terry
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Pig Rig #130

cornhusker
 

I had the same problem with mine...check the center tapped winding on T1...Have fun!
73 de K0NEB

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
Ge Dick
Get the last close up picture of T1 on your computer screen and look at it real close.
The bottom of it in the picture is what is real important.
The wire in the middle is the center tap where they are twisted together.
The wire to the left side goes over and the other side goes under ( right side) 
That is hard to see in the picture.
I will look and see if I have one that Diz sent me. Call me tomorrow if you need to I will be home.

Good luck
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


WX

WA0ITP
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Pig Rig #130

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dick
Get the last close up picture of T1 on your computer screen and look at it real close.
The bottom of it in the picture is what is real important.
The wire in the middle is the center tap where they are twisted together.
The wire to the left side goes over and the other side goes under ( right side) 
That is hard to see in the picture.
I will look and see if I have one that Diz sent me. Call me tomorrow if you need to I will be home.

Good luck
72
Johnny AC0BQ



On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 

Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

no RF power, only 10V otherwise, looks like T1 2 turn winding might be the problem.
Tnx Johnny for your suggestion. Dick, N0TGR

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
Do you have any power at all Dick?
Johnny AC0BQOn Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

WA0ITP
 

GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Do you have any power at all Dick?
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Pig Rig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Indy 500 Special Event

Dan Reynolds
 

Check it out:
http://www.qrz.com/db/W9IMS

They have (4) events and you can get special QSL cards.

I'll be shooting for them!

Dan -- KB9JLO


Fw: [HamCan] Ham Can Transceiver Kits

WA0ITP
 

See below
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www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

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From: "ka4deb" <debsuhs@gmail.com>
To: <HamCan@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:56 PM
Subject: [HamCan] Ham Can Transceiver Kits


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Re: Proposed New RadioSport Event

James Rodenkirch
 

I am truly, TRULY, sorry I broached the subject! 
 
Really sorry 'cuz  it wasn't an 'ARRL dreamed up event" - it was Sean, KX9X, and I setting there talkin' about how to improve the 'value and fun' of QRP when Sean mentioned a WRTC style event.
 
Oh well - makes my job easy.....get outta Dodge and look for more 'fun things to do."
 
Jim Rodenkirch
 



 

To: 4sqrp@...; rodenkirch_llc@...
CC: wa0itp@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 17:53:21 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Proposed New RadioSport Event

 
Guess setting up would be more of a personal station setup basis.

Heck, we do the same type HamOut at Big Brutus the 2nd weekend
in September and then again on the 2nd weekend in October is the
outside 4x4 Sprint.

I am just not personally interested in an ARRL dreamed up event,
so that is being as political correct/friendly as I can get.

72....Walter - K5EST










On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM, James Rodenkirch <rodenkirch_llc@...> wrote:
 


Walt; you need to re-read my post/suggestion!!!!
 
I am NOT proposing we get a QRP entry in to the WRTC - Sean Kutzow, the originator of this idea, suggested we set up a WRTC-like event --- read my post again...it 'splains my/Sean's initial thoughts on how to get it going!
 
Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
 





To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
CC: Rodenkirch_LLC@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 17:14:38 -0500

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Proposed New RadioSport Event

 
Some days I'm the windshield and some days I'm the bug!

From what the World Radiosport Team website reads, we
have passed the Qualifying time limit, which ended March 2013.

The station requirements are from the "Hell NO" section of
my little mind. Read them for yourself....
http://www.wrtc2014.org/competition/station-description/

If someone wants to take this on for 2014, I say go for it, but
it very well could be 4 more years until the next event that we
could be qualifiers.

72/73....Walter - K5EST









On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 
Former QRP ARCI Contest Manager Jim Rodenkirch, K9JWV, is interested in
creating a World Radiosport Team Competition type of event for QRPers and is
giving Four State first shot at organizing it, his emails to me are below. I
don't have the time to run with this, but am posting it in hopes someone in the
Group will take it on, For a flavor of the WRTC go to this web site
http://www.wrtc2014.org/ If you are interested in working with Jim to create
this event, pse communicate directly with him at rodenkirch_llc@...

Thanks much

----------------------------------------------------------
I am more interested in the 4 state group's support, Terry, as well as
participants! "Support" as in finding a place to stage the event (areas for
tents, plenty of trees, finding portable power for the ops, figuring out how to
provide some food - that sort of thing) Thoughts??? Jim R.
--------------------------------------
From: rodenkirch_llc@...
To: wa0itp@...
Subject: QRP style WRTC event?????
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 17:09:32 -0600

Thoughts on a QRP WRTC-type event?

What if we came up with a simple set of rules, found a common place to operate
this "event" and invited 12-15 QRP ops, on a first-time basis, who would be
interested in trying it out as a concept?

NAQP CW this year is the first weekend of August (3-4). If we found a couple
campgrounds in some centrally-located place (Kansas, MO, someplace else?) with
similar terrain, came up with some rules and conditions of oversight, would it
be worth trying just once to see how it goes?

Some of the "rules"???:
- 5 watts max power as measured from coax output of rig.
- 150' of wire for antenna, 3 antenna supports max. Do with it what
you will.
- Computer logging/sending of CW permitted. No internet spotting
assistance.
- Would feedline count as part of the wire limit? If so, how do we
address those who want open-wire
vs coax feedline?
- Teams or singular participants?
- find a fairly large locale where the entrants could be provided
sufficient space to set up their
antenna(s) and operate - get some "support" from manufacturers in the
form of providing tents,
portable power, food, potties, etc.? The participants, for the first
year, would bring their own rigs,
I'm guessing..
- In preparation for future events and as the initial event unfolds, have
some savvy people watching
and observing so that future rules on operating oversight/inspection
during the event could be
documented?!?!
- Look at obtaining sponsorship from equipment sponsors?!?!?!

If this is going to happen, it will need to start coming together very soon.

QRP ARCI said they'd be interested, "after some of the details had been hammered
out,"
Sean Kutzow from ARRL thinks it's a great idea but he's busy back "at HQ" so he's
asking me to run with it









Re: Proposed New RadioSport Event

Walter - K5EST
 

Guess setting up would be more of a personal station setup basis.

Heck, we do the same type HamOut at Big Brutus the 2nd weekend
in September and then again on the 2nd weekend in October is the
outside 4x4 Sprint.

I am just not personally interested in an ARRL dreamed up event,
so that is being as political correct/friendly as I can get.

72....Walter - K5EST










On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM, James Rodenkirch <rodenkirch_llc@...> wrote:
 

Walt; you need to re-read my post/suggestion!!!!
 
I am NOT proposing we get a QRP entry in to the WRTC - Sean Kutzow, the originator of this idea, suggested we set up a WRTC-like event --- read my post again...it 'splains my/Sean's initial thoughts on how to get it going!
 
Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
 





To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
CC: Rodenkirch_LLC@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 17:14:38 -0500

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Proposed New RadioSport Event

 
Some days I'm the windshield and some days I'm the bug!

From what the World Radiosport Team website reads, we
have passed the Qualifying time limit, which ended March 2013.

The station requirements are from the "Hell NO" section of
my little mind. Read them for yourself....
http://www.wrtc2014.org/competition/station-description/

If someone wants to take this on for 2014, I say go for it, but
it very well could be 4 more years until the next event that we
could be qualifiers.

72/73....Walter - K5EST









On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Former QRP ARCI Contest Manager Jim Rodenkirch, K9JWV, is interested in
creating a World Radiosport Team Competition type of event for QRPers and is
giving Four State first shot at organizing it, his emails to me are below. I
don't have the time to run with this, but am posting it in hopes someone in the
Group will take it on, For a flavor of the WRTC go to this web site
http://www.wrtc2014.org/ If you are interested in working with Jim to create
this event, pse communicate directly with him at rodenkirch_llc@...

Thanks much

----------------------------------------------------------
I am more interested in the 4 state group's support, Terry, as well as
participants! "Support" as in finding a place to stage the event (areas for
tents, plenty of trees, finding portable power for the ops, figuring out how to
provide some food - that sort of thing) Thoughts??? Jim R.
--------------------------------------
From: rodenkirch_llc@...
To: wa0itp@...
Subject: QRP style WRTC event?????
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 17:09:32 -0600

Thoughts on a QRP WRTC-type event?

What if we came up with a simple set of rules, found a common place to operate
this "event" and invited 12-15 QRP ops, on a first-time basis, who would be
interested in trying it out as a concept?

NAQP CW this year is the first weekend of August (3-4). If we found a couple
campgrounds in some centrally-located place (Kansas, MO, someplace else?) with
similar terrain, came up with some rules and conditions of oversight, would it
be worth trying just once to see how it goes?

Some of the "rules"???:
- 5 watts max power as measured from coax output of rig.
- 150' of wire for antenna, 3 antenna supports max. Do with it what
you will.
- Computer logging/sending of CW permitted. No internet spotting
assistance.
- Would feedline count as part of the wire limit? If so, how do we
address those who want open-wire
vs coax feedline?
- Teams or singular participants?
- find a fairly large locale where the entrants could be provided
sufficient space to set up their
antenna(s) and operate - get some "support" from manufacturers in the
form of providing tents,
portable power, food, potties, etc.? The participants, for the first
year, would bring their own rigs,
I'm guessing..
- In preparation for future events and as the initial event unfolds, have
some savvy people watching
and observing so that future rules on operating oversight/inspection
during the event could be
documented?!?!
- Look at obtaining sponsorship from equipment sponsors?!?!?!

If this is going to happen, it will need to start coming together very soon.

QRP ARCI said they'd be interested, "after some of the details had been hammered
out,"
Sean Kutzow from ARRL thinks it's a great idea but he's busy back "at HQ" so he's
asking me to run with it






National Hurricane Test

Walter - K5EST
 

OK you folks with SSB capabilities, here is your
chance to shine.......QRP style......72, Walter - K5EST

copy/paste from Larry's List......

ZCZC AX06
QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 6  ARLX006
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 22, 2013
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX006
ARLX006 WX4NHC's Annual On-the-Air Station Test from the National
Hurricane Center
The annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami will take place Saturday, June 1, 1300-2100 UTC (9 AM-5 PM EDT). "The purpose of this annual station test is to test all of our radio equipment, computers and antennas using as many modes and frequencies as possible in preparation for this year's hurricane season," said WX4NHC Assistant Amateur Radio Volunteer Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. "This is not a contest or simulated hurricane exercise."

WX4NHC will be on the air on HF, VHF and UHF, as well as 2 and 30 meter APRS. Suggested SSB frequencies are 3.950, 7.268, 14.325, 21.325 and 28.425 MHz, +/-QRM. WX4NHC also will be on the VoIP Hurricane Net from 1700-1900 UTC (IRLP node 9219/EchoLink WX-TALK conference node 7203) and on VHF/UHF repeaters in Southern Florida. Stations looking to participate in the annual station test may be able to find WX4NHC on HF by using one of the DX spotting networks, such as DX Summit.

Stations working WX4NHC exchange call sign, signal report, location and name, plus a brief weather report, such as "sunny," "rainy" or "cloudy." Non-hams may submit their actual weather using the Online Weather Report Form at, http://www2.fiu.edu/orgs/w4ehw/WX-form1. html. QSL cards will be available via WD4R and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Do not send cards to the NHC. Due to security measures, no visitors will be allowed at the NHC during the test.



Re: Proposed New RadioSport Event

James Rodenkirch
 

Walt; you need to re-read my post/suggestion!!!!
 
I am NOT proposing we get a QRP entry in to the WRTC - Sean Kutzow, the originator of this idea, suggested we set up a WRTC-like event --- read my post again...it 'splains my/Sean's initial thoughts on how to get it going!
 
Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
 





To: 4sqrp@...; wa0itp@...
CC: Rodenkirch_LLC@...
From: walter.k5est@...
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 17:14:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Proposed New RadioSport Event

 
Some days I'm the windshield and some days I'm the bug!

From what the World Radiosport Team website reads, we
have passed the Qualifying time limit, which ended March 2013.

The station requirements are from the "Hell NO" section of
my little mind. Read them for yourself....
http://www.wrtc2014.org/competition/station-description/

If someone wants to take this on for 2014, I say go for it, but
it very well could be 4 more years until the next event that we
could be qualifiers.

72/73....Walter - K5EST









On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Former QRP ARCI Contest Manager Jim Rodenkirch, K9JWV, is interested in
creating a World Radiosport Team Competition type of event for QRPers and is
giving Four State first shot at organizing it, his emails to me are below. I
don't have the time to run with this, but am posting it in hopes someone in the
Group will take it on, For a flavor of the WRTC go to this web site
http://www.wrtc2014.org/ If you are interested in working with Jim to create
this event, pse communicate directly with him at rodenkirch_llc@...

Thanks much

----------------------------------------------------------
I am more interested in the 4 state group's support, Terry, as well as
participants! "Support" as in finding a place to stage the event (areas for
tents, plenty of trees, finding portable power for the ops, figuring out how to
provide some food - that sort of thing) Thoughts??? Jim R.
--------------------------------------
From: rodenkirch_llc@...
To: wa0itp@...
Subject: QRP style WRTC event?????
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 17:09:32 -0600

Thoughts on a QRP WRTC-type event?

What if we came up with a simple set of rules, found a common place to operate
this "event" and invited 12-15 QRP ops, on a first-time basis, who would be
interested in trying it out as a concept?

NAQP CW this year is the first weekend of August (3-4). If we found a couple
campgrounds in some centrally-located place (Kansas, MO, someplace else?) with
similar terrain, came up with some rules and conditions of oversight, would it
be worth trying just once to see how it goes?

Some of the "rules"???:
- 5 watts max power as measured from coax output of rig.
- 150' of wire for antenna, 3 antenna supports max. Do with it what
you will.
- Computer logging/sending of CW permitted. No internet spotting
assistance.
- Would feedline count as part of the wire limit? If so, how do we
address those who want open-wire
vs coax feedline?
- Teams or singular participants?
- find a fairly large locale where the entrants could be provided
sufficient space to set up their
antenna(s) and operate - get some "support" from manufacturers in the
form of providing tents,
portable power, food, potties, etc.? The participants, for the first
year, would bring their own rigs,
I'm guessing..
- In preparation for future events and as the initial event unfolds, have
some savvy people watching
and observing so that future rules on operating oversight/inspection
during the event could be
documented?!?!
- Look at obtaining sponsorship from equipment sponsors?!?!?!

If this is going to happen, it will need to start coming together very soon.

QRP ARCI said they'd be interested, "after some of the details had been hammered
out,"
Sean Kutzow from ARRL thinks it's a great idea but he's busy back "at HQ" so he's
asking me to run with it





Re: Proposed New RadioSport Event

Walter - K5EST
 

Some days I'm the windshield and some days I'm the bug!

From what the World Radiosport Team website reads, we
have passed the Qualifying time limit, which ended March 2013.

The station requirements are from the "Hell NO" section of
my little mind. Read them for yourself....
http://www.wrtc2014.org/competition/station-description/

If someone wants to take this on for 2014, I say go for it, but
it very well could be 4 more years until the next event that we
could be qualifiers.

72/73....Walter - K5EST









On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Former QRP ARCI Contest Manager Jim Rodenkirch, K9JWV, is interested in
creating a World Radiosport Team Competition type of event for QRPers and is
giving Four State first shot at organizing it, his emails to me are below. I
don't have the time to run with this, but am posting it in hopes someone in the
Group will take it on, For a flavor of the WRTC go to this web site
http://www.wrtc2014.org/ If you are interested in working with Jim to create
this event, pse communicate directly with him at rodenkirch_llc@...

Thanks much

----------------------------------------------------------
I am more interested in the 4 state group's support, Terry, as well as
participants! "Support" as in finding a place to stage the event (areas for
tents, plenty of trees, finding portable power for the ops, figuring out how to
provide some food - that sort of thing) Thoughts??? Jim R.
--------------------------------------
From: rodenkirch_llc@...
To: wa0itp@...
Subject: QRP style WRTC event?????
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 17:09:32 -0600

Thoughts on a QRP WRTC-type event?

What if we came up with a simple set of rules, found a common place to operate
this "event" and invited 12-15 QRP ops, on a first-time basis, who would be
interested in trying it out as a concept?

NAQP CW this year is the first weekend of August (3-4). If we found a couple
campgrounds in some centrally-located place (Kansas, MO, someplace else?) with
similar terrain, came up with some rules and conditions of oversight, would it
be worth trying just once to see how it goes?

Some of the "rules"???:
- 5 watts max power as measured from coax output of rig.
- 150' of wire for antenna, 3 antenna supports max. Do with it what
you will.
- Computer logging/sending of CW permitted. No internet spotting
assistance.
- Would feedline count as part of the wire limit? If so, how do we
address those who want open-wire
vs coax feedline?
- Teams or singular participants?
- find a fairly large locale where the entrants could be provided
sufficient space to set up their
antenna(s) and operate - get some "support" from manufacturers in the
form of providing tents,
portable power, food, potties, etc.? The participants, for the first
year, would bring their own rigs,
I'm guessing..
- In preparation for future events and as the initial event unfolds, have
some savvy people watching
and observing so that future rules on operating oversight/inspection
during the event could be
documented?!?!
- Look at obtaining sponsorship from equipment sponsors?!?!?!

If this is going to happen, it will need to start coming together very soon.

QRP ARCI said they'd be interested, "after some of the details had been hammered
out,"
Sean Kutzow from ARRL thinks it's a great idea but he's busy back "at HQ" so he's
asking me to run with it