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Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

John - KK4ITX
 

Johnny,

Must be that you don’t have a path to Florida ?  I checked into the K9YA Net a tad earlier on 7122 @ 5w, he did have trouble copying though.  On 80m I had an S8-9 for most of the night, not unusual.

Take care,

John
KK4ITX 

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On Feb 19, 2020, at 22:00, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ok group, Here are the results: 

40 Meters:
WB0CFF CARL 
W2SH CHAS 

80 METERS:
N0YJ BERT 
KK5IB DARRYL 
KL7IXI MIKE 
NK80 CHAS 
N4MJ GLENN
W2SH CHAS Almost Direct, but Carl sent his info via relay. 
 
Thanks all 
Hope to CU at Branson soon! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok group, Here are the results: 

40 Meters:
WB0CFF CARL 
W2SH CHAS 

80 METERS:
N0YJ BERT 
KK5IB DARRYL 
KL7IXI MIKE 
NK80 CHAS 
N4MJ GLENN
W2SH CHAS Almost Direct, but Carl sent his info via relay. 
 
Thanks all 
Hope to CU at Branson soon! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/19/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Nouveau Temporarily Out of Stock

ohwenzelph
 

January 29th I got this reply:

were trying to get the Noveau 75 re kitted. 
Boards are on and parts are being sacked up. 
shouldn't be too long now! 
72
Johnny AC0BQ”

So....
sounds like it is at least being worked on

And I continue to check every day...


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

KA3GMZ
 

I think I have a lack of coax issue ! I’m just trying to jump my wire into a 2nd story window to test the cricket.with less than 5 ft of coax. I’m off to purchase 50 ft of RG 8 to set the basement shack proper like!  Hi hi


On Feb 19, 2020, at 5:08 PM, John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

I have a screen shot of a 2 minute session on 20m this afternoon using a home built 9:1 , 35ft of wire at 17ft at peak of Inverted V, the coax shield is the counterpoise and needs to be at least 25ft long and not coiled.

Still doesn’t help your hum but that will take an eyeball to spot ?

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 16:58, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:


I had a versa tuner back in the day  but  have lost it over my years of non activity in the hobby .. have to order something.. need to pick one up ... my original rig was 830s .. I’m rekindled in the hobby with qrp CW ..


On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:38 PM, John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Actually using about 53ft with a 9:1 is just about right .  I do this all the time however you should check the SWR and adjust the wire for a happy point, not necessarily resonant.  Generally speaking, the 9:1 will cover 80-10 using a minimal tuner but without a tuner you really need a meter handy.

Remember, you need to get as much power as possible out the antenna because you don’t have much to start with !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 15:27, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


K8IQY Magic Box

Henrik Stenstrom
 

Dear All,

Looking for a Magic Box, either built or unbuilt kit.

I've been looking for possibilities to use my HB transmitters with own built Regen, and the Magic Box keeps on turning up in my searches.

Please let me know what you have and your price. I would also need it posted to VK-Land (Sydney, Australia) so hope that doesn't put anyone off.

Thanks kindly,

Henrik VK2HHS


Re: Nouveau Temporarily Out of Stock

AndyH
 

Another one for the waiting list, just in case there's a waiting list. hihi

Andy, KG5RKP


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

John - KK4ITX
 

Forgot the map !  John KK4ITX 

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On Feb 19, 2020, at 16:58, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:


I had a versa tuner back in the day  but  have lost it over my years of non activity in the hobby .. have to order something.. need to pick one up ... my original rig was 830s .. I’m rekindled in the hobby with qrp CW ..


On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:38 PM, John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Actually using about 53ft with a 9:1 is just about right .  I do this all the time however you should check the SWR and adjust the wire for a happy point, not necessarily resonant.  Generally speaking, the 9:1 will cover 80-10 using a minimal tuner but without a tuner you really need a meter handy.

Remember, you need to get as much power as possible out the antenna because you don’t have much to start with !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 15:27, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

John - KK4ITX
 

I have a screen shot of a 2 minute session on 20m this afternoon using a home built 9:1 , 35ft of wire at 17ft at peak of Inverted V, the coax shield is the counterpoise and needs to be at least 25ft long and not coiled.

Still doesn’t help your hum but that will take an eyeball to spot ?

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 16:58, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:


I had a versa tuner back in the day  but  have lost it over my years of non activity in the hobby .. have to order something.. need to pick one up ... my original rig was 830s .. I’m rekindled in the hobby with qrp CW ..


On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:38 PM, John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Actually using about 53ft with a 9:1 is just about right .  I do this all the time however you should check the SWR and adjust the wire for a happy point, not necessarily resonant.  Generally speaking, the 9:1 will cover 80-10 using a minimal tuner but without a tuner you really need a meter handy.

Remember, you need to get as much power as possible out the antenna because you don’t have much to start with !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 15:27, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

KA3GMZ
 


I had a versa tuner back in the day  but  have lost it over my years of non activity in the hobby .. have to order something.. need to pick one up ... my original rig was 830s .. I’m rekindled in the hobby with qrp CW ..


On Feb 19, 2020, at 4:38 PM, John - KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Actually using about 53ft with a 9:1 is just about right .  I do this all the time however you should check the SWR and adjust the wire for a happy point, not necessarily resonant.  Generally speaking, the 9:1 will cover 80-10 using a minimal tuner but without a tuner you really need a meter handy.

Remember, you need to get as much power as possible out the antenna because you don’t have much to start with !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 15:27, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

John - KK4ITX
 

Actually using about 53ft with a 9:1 is just about right .  I do this all the time however you should check the SWR and adjust the wire for a happy point, not necessarily resonant.  Generally speaking, the 9:1 will cover 80-10 using a minimal tuner but without a tuner you really need a meter handy.

Remember, you need to get as much power as possible out the antenna because you don’t have much to start with !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Feb 19, 2020, at 15:27, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

KA3GMZ
 

Sorry .. antenna is 50 ft long wire end fed with 9:1 unlun.. not 66ft long as I’d hoped but ..


On Feb 19, 2020, at 2:49 PM, KD5ALD <73deKD5ALD@...> wrote:


hello :)
I would recommend you do what you can do to obtain a tuned wire 
Tuned for somewhare in the 40 meter CW band !
50 feet of wire means what exactly I don't know !
A good ground might be
A wire run from the coax shield straight to the earth !
I hope this might help
Running abt 650 mW what I get out of mine !
i find it very helpful to run as efficient antenna as I can
50 feet of un tuned wire I would not think would be a very happy
Even though the cricket is a nice little rig and can handly a good bit of abuse
You might ought to try and give it its best chance !
72 73 and 88 :)
73 de cricketeer 008


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:24 PM KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Ozarkcon

W9QS
 

I made my reservations today.

Hope to see everyone in April.

72, Mike. W9QS


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/19/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

Wayne Steury
 

I found that the light on a surge protector can cause noise. Otherwise a tuned antenna makes a difference. I used a full wave loop with a tuner. Worked 16 states with my pixie. 
N9EGT 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 11:24 AM, KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer@...> wrote:

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Cricket 40 ac hum

KD5ALD
 

hello :)
I would recommend you do what you can do to obtain a tuned wire 
Tuned for somewhare in the 40 meter CW band !
50 feet of wire means what exactly I don't know !
A good ground might be
A wire run from the coax shield straight to the earth !
I hope this might help
Running abt 650 mW what I get out of mine !
i find it very helpful to run as efficient antenna as I can
50 feet of un tuned wire I would not think would be a very happy
Even though the cricket is a nice little rig and can handly a good bit of abuse
You might ought to try and give it its best chance !
72 73 and 88 :)
73 de cricketeer 008


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:24 PM KA3GMZ via Groups.Io <Joehamer=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Cricket 40 ac hum

KA3GMZ
 

Is there a recommended grounding that could eliminate the hum interference? Feeding into 50 ft wire with 9:1 balun - no tuner  . 


Re: Nouveau Temporarily Out of Stock

ohwenzelph
 

It would be nice to try one while it is still winter..
aa1of


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/19/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: W0RW @ Ice Station Zebra, 25 Jan. 20, 1800z

Donald Sanders
 

I listened also but no signals heard. Possibly Saturday will be better. CUL
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 9:57 AM w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
Yes, i was on the air with the BC-221 on 5 Feb but there was no prop to FL.
You can see my BC-221 QSL card in my QSL Card Gallery:
Paul   w0rw

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