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Re: Portable Antenna Survey

random.path
 

I've settled on using an AlexLoop for SOTA and many other portable ops. Although it is expensive, it is lightweight and quick to setup (< 5 minutes) and has performed very well in my experience, even on 40m where its efficiency is lowest.

For Field Day type ops, I have a jumper dipole for 40m thru 10m. This too works well, though band changes are not as quick and it is more time to set up than the AlexLoop and needs trees and/or a center support pole.

I also have an EndFedz 20m antenna which has been a most impressive performer thrown up into a tree.

Then there is the 25 ft. random wire pulled up into a tree, with a 16 ft counterpoise on the ground. This works well with a wide range antenna tuner in the mix.

So many things seem to work well, its fun to try them all.

Chip
AE5KA


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Wayne Dillon
 

Of course he's 72.... QRP of 73...
God Bless Unc,
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:55 AM, Glen Ellis <glene77is@...> wrote:
 

Sorry guys, 
My proverbs to "John" were intended for the one who is "72" today, 
probably Phil Anderson.

Had his name right when I started the poetry, 
then lost his name in the stream of thoughts. 
Getting old!  over here...
 



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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

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

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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Re: Thanks to WG5F for Cyclone 40 #52

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Awesome story Bruce! That should encourage others to follow up on their wishes! There is always a way. Congrats to you and best wishes with your Cyclone 40!

72,
Rich


--- On Mon, 7/1/13, Bruce Winkelman wrote:

From: Bruce Winkelman
Subject: [4sqrp] Thanks to WG5F for Cyclone 40 #52
To: 4sqrp@..., Cyclone40@...
Date: Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:18 AM

 

First, some history....about 30 years ago, I tried to "home-brew" a 40
meter transmitter from an article in the old "73" magazine. It was
described as a simple, "can't miss" home-brew project for the new
home-brewer. Total, complete, absolute disaster. I have 10 left thumbs
when it comes to using a soldering iron. The thing ended up in a
landfill somewhere. So I hung up my soldering iron for good and went on
to other ham radio niches--including a few years in the late 1990's
using QRP.

Fast forward to 2013--I decided to pursue 40M CW WAS. By chance one day
in early March, I landed on 7030.7 and had a very enjoyable QSO with
Terry WA0ITP on his PigRig. He introduced me to the 4sqrp group and the
Flying Pigs and I soon joined both groups. I dug out my old TenTec Argo
556 from it's hiding place in the garage, found a 3 amp power supply and
got it back on the air.

The introduction of the Cyclone 40 really caught my eye and I just had
to have one! However, the memory of my earlier disaster remained vivid
and another complication was involved. In August of last year, I was
diagnosed with lymphoma and had 4 months of chemotherapy (I'm in
remission, thankfully). One of the drugs in my "cocktail" causes nerve
damage....and whatever manual dexterity I had was gone. Any attempt at
constructing the Cyclone 40 was out of the question.

Out of the blue, I saw an email from Ed, WG5F (here in Tulsa of all
places!!!) offering to build a Cyclone 40. I quickly sent off an email
asking him if he would build one for me. He agreed, I ordered the
Cyclone 40 kit, got ol' #52 to him earlier in June and tonite had a QSO
with my very own Cyclone 40. What a pleasure---she sounds so good on the
air.

So, with apologies to the email police for using all caps: A BIG, VERY
PUBLIC, THANK YOU TO ED MEYERS, WG5F, FOR BUILDING OL' #52 CYCLONE 40
FOR ME!!!!! I'll soon have 'er sitting on my desk, looking for QSOs.

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

Happy belated birthday Uncle Phil! Thanks for all you do for our hobby!

73 Dave NM0S

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Glen Ellis <glene77is@...>
 

Sorry guys, 
My proverbs to "John" were intended for the one who is "72" today, 
probably Phil Anderson.

Had his name right when I started the poetry, 
then lost his name in the stream of thoughts. 
Getting old!  over here...
 



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Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Glen Ellis <glene77is@...>
 

Hey John!

I look at it this way 
Just a couple of years behind you, 
1) say "Thanks" at the beginning of each day
... Being a "Thankful" person is all that God requires of me,  
... If I love life, then I'll love Him, and then I'll love my neighbor, 
... The rest of the day is His concern, not mine. 
2) check my list of friends, to make sure someone is in line, in front of me!
... So far, you are still there. 

Just a couple of years behind you, 
but that has not kept the wife from making Great Plans for my life
1) she will push my wheel chair every day
... out into the rain, 
2) raise a stick of EMT conduit to the sky in "thanks" ,  
...  on the back of my wheel chair, 
3) pray earnestly for good things
... for lightning ! 

Just a couple of years behind you, 
and the wife has earthy plans for my 45 year old VW van,   
... that includes ME in it. 

Just a couple of years behind you, 
The wife said she would take me "out" to dinner on my Bday
... she still wants me to pay in advance. 

Just a couple of years behind you, 
Be thankful at the start of every day.  
... It is good to plan to do good things each day,  
... and if you are fortunate, 
you can plan on some good things to do on the morrow ! 

You need to startup a some new radio projects:  
IF you grab the wrong wire, 
THEN give me a call ... quickly!


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Thanks to WG5F for Cyclone 40 #52

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

First, some history....about 30 years ago, I tried to "home-brew" a 40 meter transmitter from an article in the old "73" magazine. It was described as a simple, "can't miss" home-brew project for the new home-brewer. Total, complete, absolute disaster. I have 10 left thumbs when it comes to using a soldering iron. The thing ended up in a landfill somewhere. So I hung up my soldering iron for good and went on to other ham radio niches--including a few years in the late 1990's using QRP.

Fast forward to 2013--I decided to pursue 40M CW WAS. By chance one day in early March, I landed on 7030.7 and had a very enjoyable QSO with Terry WA0ITP on his PigRig. He introduced me to the 4sqrp group and the Flying Pigs and I soon joined both groups. I dug out my old TenTec Argo 556 from it's hiding place in the garage, found a 3 amp power supply and got it back on the air.

The introduction of the Cyclone 40 really caught my eye and I just had to have one! However, the memory of my earlier disaster remained vivid and another complication was involved. In August of last year, I was diagnosed with lymphoma and had 4 months of chemotherapy (I'm in remission, thankfully). One of the drugs in my "cocktail" causes nerve damage....and whatever manual dexterity I had was gone. Any attempt at constructing the Cyclone 40 was out of the question.

Out of the blue, I saw an email from Ed, WG5F (here in Tulsa of all places!!!) offering to build a Cyclone 40. I quickly sent off an email asking him if he would build one for me. He agreed, I ordered the Cyclone 40 kit, got ol' #52 to him earlier in June and tonite had a QSO with my very own Cyclone 40. What a pleasure---she sounds so good on the air.

So, with apologies to the email police for using all caps: A BIG, VERY PUBLIC, THANK YOU TO ED MEYERS, WG5F, FOR BUILDING OL' #52 CYCLONE 40 FOR ME!!!!! I'll soon have 'er sitting on my desk, looking for QSOs.

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

What scares me is that you are younger than my pappy.
But then we are all getting older--OM is no longer honorific
for many of us.
 
My best 72 to the 72 birthday OM.

72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
AMATEUR RADIO CALL SIGN:    KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)
US AIR FORCE MARS CALL SIGN:    AFA7BT/T


On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI



Re: SS-40 Survey -- rant about Priority Mail tracking

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

Advice:  Do not send any parcel via USPS except by some method
which includes tracking.  N4WQB sent me a disgital tv converter two
years ago without tracking.  Have yet to see it.

72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
AMATEUR RADIO CALL SIGN:    KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)
US AIR FORCE MARS CALL SIGN:    AFA7BT/T


On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...> wrote:
 

Hi Chris,
What you say below was true but, the USPS does now have tracking. For
example, I recently ordered a power supply from a company in New Jersey. I
was able to track the package to my door step. The Postal Service actually
delivered the package 1 day early.
Jerry W5JH
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"



-----Original Message-----
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of
Chris Howard w0ep
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:46 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; WA0ITP
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SS-40 Survey -- rant about Priority Mail tracking

Um, a comment from the peanut gallery.

USPS Priority mail has "delivery confirmation".
It is not a tracking number.

They don't lose things very often, but when they do they will tell you that
there is no tracking as the item moves through their system. If it is never
delivered then the "delivery confirmation"
is worthless.

I've had that happen. They actually went to a lot of effort to try to find
my lost package.
But it was the same as if it were just a dumb package.

Delivery confirmation is useful in being able to discern if the customer is
lying or if the package really got lost. That it will do.

sorry, bit of a rant...

Chris

On 6/26/2013 10:26 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> HI Todd, Thanx for asking.
>
> The original price was $62 including shipping. Due to component cost
increases we'll probably have to fix the new kit's price at approx $60,
maybe a bit more, plus shipping. The reason I'm not firm on the price is
that we haven't purchased components or boards for the SS-40 in some time,
and costs have increased, some considerably. We always try to contain the
costs as much as possible however.
>
> DX shipping in particular has skyrocked, so we feel we have to break out
shipping costs separately. We'll be using Priority mail since it provides
a tracking number.
>
> Thanx again and hope this helps.
>
> ----------------------------------
> Real radios weigh less than a pound.
> I love this radio stuff !
> 72 WA0ITP
> www.wa0itp.com <http://www.wa0itp.com> www.4sqrp.com
> <http://www.4sqrp.com>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Todd F. Carney / K7TFC k7tfc@...>
> *To:* 4sqrp@... <mailto:4sqrp@...> ; WA0ITP
wa0itp@...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:31 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [4sqrp] SS-40 Survey
>
> Hey, Terry! Could you give us a ballpark guess on the kit price before
we answer the survey? I might want one, but only if the price was right.
>
> 73,
>
> Todd
>
----------------------------------------------------------
--------
> K7TFC / Medford, Oregon, USA / CN82ni / UTC-8
>
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--------
> QRP (CW & SSB) / EmComm / SOTA / Homebrew / Design
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...
wa0itp@...>> wrote:
>
> __
>
>
> __
>
> I've placed a survey on the SS-40 home page. This is an attempt
to try to determine interest in another run of SS-40 kits. Its not very
fancy, but serviceable. Please check it out.
http://www.4sqrp.com/SS40.php
>
> If you missed out on the last run, and would order one if they
were available again, please select "Yes". If there is sufficient interest
we will have another run, if not the kit will be retired. Thank you for
your participation.
> ----------------------------------
> Real radios weigh less than a pound.
> I love this radio stuff !
> 72 WA0ITP
> www.wa0itp.com <http://www.wa0itp.com>
> www.4sqrp.com <http://www.4sqrp.com>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Happy birthday guys!
Hope this birthday wish finds each and ever one of you healthy and Happy!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

w9qs@...
 


Happy Birthday Phil. I beat you by a couple of months. My 72nd was May 1.

Mike, W9QS


----- Original Message -----
From: aldenmcduffie@...
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent:Sun Jun 30 03:35:39 UTC 2013
Subject: [4sqrp] 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee


 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Phil Anderson
 

Hello John,

YES YOU ARE RIGHT. AS WE GET OLDER YOUR AGE WITH "ASYMTOTICALLY" APPROACH MINE. WEEE.

AND FOR GOOD MEASURE I ACCIDENTLY WORKED W1AW/0 IN ESTES PARK, CO. SEE TODAYS QRP SPOTS.....

72 AGN, U PHIL



__


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

Happy Birthday, Uncle Phil; I'm about 1 1/2 years behind you, but gaining quickly!

Hope you have had a super birthday!

72 de John K8CQA


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Sam Neal
 

Hello you old fossil!

Remember - birthdays are good for your health. The more of them you have, the longer you live. Happy birthday from Texas. I'm right behind you by a few months.

72,

Sam Neal  N5AF

_____________________________________


------ Original Message ------
Received: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:35:51 AM CDT
From: Phil Anderson
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Subject: [4sqrp] 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee


 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI




Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Charlie Vest
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Phil !!!

Make it a day to remember !!!

Charlie , W5COV

---- Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com> wrote:

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Jim Kortge
 

On 6/30/2013 11:35 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI
Happy Birthday Phil! :-)

72,

Jim, K8IQY (who is a very young 70+)


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Have a blessed and happy birthday, Uncle Phil! I'll be there next year.


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Walter - K5EST
 

Welllll ur dits n dahs sound like 27 :-)

Happy happy! and keep it young!

72....Walter . K5EST


On Jun 30, 2013 10:35 AM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Dale Putnam
 

Happy Birthday, and a whole herd more too! Stay cool, like always, but have a lotta fun too!
Have a great day,
Dale - WC7S

-----Original Message-----
From: Scotty Long <nu0s@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:42:02
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

 





Happy birthday Uncle Phil have a great day!!!!!


72/Scotty/NU0S


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Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com> wrote:


 



Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: 72 to everyone! Today's my 72nd birthday, wheeee

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Happy birthday Uncle Phil have a great day!!!!!

72/Scotty/NU0S

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Phil Anderson wrote:

 

Uncle Phil is 72 today. Born in Tracy, MN in 1941; yup a war baby!

72 all, Unc Phil, W0XI