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Re: Holy Cow !!

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Thanks for the quick work.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: David Martin
To: 4sqrp@...; davemrtn@...; John Taylor
Sent: Tue, March 19, 2013 3:26:15 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Holy Cow !!

John,

Thanks for the heads-up.   The duplicate was removed.

--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting John Taylor :
It still has me "K0QH" listed twice. I'm 110 & 339. Number 339 should go away.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: David Martin
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tue, March 19, 2013 1:14:10 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Holy Cow !!
Somebody has been busy....

I just noticed the member list hit 600 !!!

http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.


Re: Holy Cow !!

davemrtn
 


Re: Holy Cow !!

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

It still has me "K0QH" listed twice. I'm 110 & 339. Number 339 should go away.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: David Martin
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tue, March 19, 2013 1:14:10 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Holy Cow !!

Somebody has been busy....

I just noticed the member list hit 600 !!!

http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.


Re: memeber ID

davemrtn
 


Re: memeber ID

Wayne Dillon
 

Larry,
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php and slide the cursor over your callsign. You are #83
God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Larry <controlliner@...> wrote:
 

I folks wasn't aware of Member ID numbers, where would I go to see if I had one? 73 Lsrry/AE4LD




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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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


600 Members

WA0ITP
 

YEA!!! Thank You!! Wotta Group!

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


memeber ID

Larry <controlliner@...>
 

I folks wasn't aware of Member ID numbers, where would I go to see if I had one? 73 Lsrry/AE4LD


Re: New to Group

W0IIT
 

Mike,

Another welcome note!! You will fit right in to this bunch!! Don't be a lurker jump right in with questions, answers, suggestions, etc.!!

I checked out your QRZ site and got hooked on the watch making videos. OMG, it made me nervous and jittery just to watch!! Any watch maker or repairer would be a natural at ham radio home brewing and trouble shooting!

Again, welcome!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Re: Members IE search

davemrtn
 


Re: Members IE search

Mike-WE0H
 

Ah ha, it works :) #24 that me :)
Mike-WE0H




David wrote:

Mike,

As I must have poorly explained in a response earlier, the search box is NOT looking for your callsign, it is looking for you 4SQRP ID NUMBER.  Enter your ID Number and verify it shows your call sign.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.


Re: Members IE search

davemrtn
 


Re: QRP till death do you part?

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

Oh, ok, 

No on nr 1

and yes on nr 2.  Don't own an amp, but rig is capable of 100w but usually 25 does it fine. 

73

Barney


On 3/19/2013 11:43 AM, Gust Kegelaers wrote:
 
I notice that but few having so far replied have actually answered the question..

 
--
Gust Kegelaers
ON6KE

If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!

http://www.qrz.com/db/ON6KE


From: Barney
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: QRP till death do you part?

 



     That's absolutely correct.  If, and that's a big if, you can find the station that is calling the DX, and get real close to his freq then it's very probable that the DX will pick you up.

     Sometimes the distance to one of these DXpeditions is less than the path to Europe, but it's just another country for some folks.  I'm way past that.

73

Barney/NO0N


On 3/19/2013 9:01 AM, Wayne Dillon wrote:
 
Many years ago, I was almost rabid about working any DXPedition/special call I could on HF. I got almost nowhere, even running an amp. Then a kindly mentor gave me the book by Bob Locher "The Complete DXer". I learned (it sounds obvious now) to transmit where he/she is listening. My success rate grew but it became more about what I could do with the minimum of power. fast forward to a couple of Saturdays ago when TX5K was on. I thought I'd give it a try but 20 was a howling zoo so I went up to 15m, and employed the techniques I'd learned. Sure enough I found the station that was working the TX5K op, nudged the TX vfo a hair higher and dropped in my call at his speed. What do you know, back comes my callsign with the "standard" 599. Well I'm in the log and it's confirmed on the website, all this with 5 watts and a wire antenna. Technique trumps muscle every time, and I am by no means an "expert" DXer.
I don't avidly chase DX any more but if the opportunity presents itself, well yeah, I'm up for it, and I know with the correct technique I'll likely work 'em. Whatever aspect of Ham  Radio you do, enjoy it. If it becomes a chore then it isn't a hobby any more.
72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:37 AM, David Martin <davemrtn@...> wrote:
I guess it comes down to what you are trying to accomplish, or maybe what you call fun ?




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192





Re: Members IE search

Mike-WE0H
 

Same with Chrome & Firefox :) Strange thing using the webpage search box, it doesn't find me but I see I am on the list. Oh well ;)
Mike-WE0H


Chuck  wrote:

 

With IE, a ctrl+f will open a search window at the top of the page

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



Holy Cow !!

davemrtn
 


Re: QRP till death do you part?

Dan Reynolds
 

--- In 4sqrp@..., "David Martin" wrote:
> I guess it comes down to what you are trying to accomplish, or
> maybe what you call fun ?

David, in my book you hit the nail on the head! Amen brother!

Because of my poor CW ability I do a lot of SSB. I've gotten to the point where I never tell the op on the other end I'm QRP, I "forget" to tell them my power and I only say I have a Yaesu (no model number - it's an FT-817). It's amazing how well they suddenly CANNOT hear you when you tell them you're running 5 watts, QRP or using a Yaesu FT-817. 
I figure what they don't know can't hurt me.
I don't mean this as a bad attitude. If they don't know - they'll have fun and I'll have fun. I will tell the (whole) truth in the logbook and on a QSL.
73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: QRP till death do you part?

Dan Reynolds
 

> 1) try working them QRP until the DXpedition packs their bags, OR;
> 2) give in after a few days, a week, a fortnight then to switch the barefoot rig and amplifier on?
>
> I guess this question is about how 'fanatic' one is about QRP.

I don't consider myself a QRP fanatic. #1 reason for QRP for me is because that's where the 'builders' are. How many QRO guys build their own rigs? I know some build amps but that's another subject...
#2 reason is why take a howitzer to a knife fight? When I fish I use light tackle. Why? Because of the thrill. It's no fun reeling in a bluegill on 20# test line. 
I've heard the "use only the power required" line bantered about a lot recently. Someone even suggesting it could be construed to mean we should be using MORE power rather than less. I guess in a real honest to goodness emergency we should use more power. 
Maybe if I was really hungry I'd use 20# test to make sure I'd catch that bluegill. 
But for 99% of us and for 99% of the time it is NOT an emergency. It's a hobby and we do it for the fun. I guess if you're idea of fun is 1000 watts okay. I'll give you that. But my idea of fun is 5 watts and the patience to make it through the pile up for that DX contact. (I'm not a DX fanatic either. Just like "catching" them once in a while and I swear - for me - it's 100 times better knowing I did it with 5 watts.)

So, to answer the questions
1) Yep, I'll just use whatever I have. Maybe if I had a 100 watt radio and I was desperate I'd try but usually it's more a matter of propagation, antenna and your skill that will net you that contact. 
2) My amp is only 25 watts. Not sure that will help much! :-)

Maybe the saying ought to be: "life's too short to worry about whether I'm QRP or QRO. It's a hobby and I should be having fun."
73
Dan  --  KB9JLO


Re: New to Group

Mike
 

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to meeting each of you on the air....and building the PR. :)
Mike
KF5RAU

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <mailbox@...> wrote:

Hi, my name is Michael Morris and just joined the group. I've worked some Pig Rigs before and they are nice sounding machines. Love QRP, CW, and SOTA. I've built a rockmite 40 and 20 and have gotten both coasts on 450 mW. Chip, ae5ka let me hear his Pig Rig and convinced me to buy one. He mentioned something about a group purchase of crystals and I would like to be in on that. My RM 40 was destroyed in a fire and it was on the Pig Rig 40M freq...another reason to buy the kit. :) I'm a retired watch and clockmaker and just recently got back up on the air after 20 years of QRT. You can visit my QRZ.com page for more bio.

72
Mike
kf5rau/QRPP


Re: QRP till death do you part?

Wayne Dillon
 

OK Gust,
To answer your question, I'd try working them QRP until they pack their bags and go home. BUT not exclusively, I'd try at different times and on different bands until they pack up but not to exclusion of all other Ham Radio. If they're there and I work them, great. If I don't work them, no biggie.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 5:38 AM, gkegelaers <gkegelaers@...> wrote:
 

Hej guys,

here's one I've frequently been thinking of since I joined 4SQRP and the QRP fraternity altogether.

Assuming that:

a) you have a barefoot rig with or without a kW amplifier;
b) Peter I, Tromelin, Kerguelen whatever go on air after many years of inactivity.

Would you:

1) try working them QRP until the DXpedition packs their bags, OR;
2) give in after a few days, a week, a fortnight then to switch the barefoot rig and amplifier on?

I guess this question is about how 'fanatic' one is about QRP.

Stay on topic please.
Gust ON6KE






--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: QRP till death do you part?

Gust Kegelaers
 

That's a clear answer, thank you Mike!
72 (73), good DX
 
--
Gust Kegelaers
ON6KE

If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!

http://www.qrz.com/db/ON6KE


From: wb9dlc To: Gust Kegelaers <gkegelaers@...>; 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: QRP till death do you part?



Hello Gust

Well, I enjoy QRP but I am not 100% QRPer.  At this point I am vigorously chasing DX and when I hear a rare entity that may not be available again for 10 or more years I will not spend any time at QRP levels and typically don't hesitate running 500-600 watts to compete in the pile-up.  I am too old to wait for the next time that Midway is activated  ;-)

I do work DX at QRP levels for the fun of it - but usually after I already have them worked and confirmed.

There, I said it.

BTW - Ham radio after death?  - depends on where you end up!

Mike - WB9DLC
http://wb9dlc.com




--- In 4sqrp@..., Gust Kegelaers wrote:
>
> I notice that but few having so far replied have actually answered the question..
>
>
>  
> --
> Gust Kegelaers
> ON6KE
> If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!
>
> http://www.qrz.com/db/ON6KE





Re: QRP till death do you part?

Gust Kegelaers
 

Thank you for - as one of the few - answering the question Lee.

72, good DX.
 
--
Gust Kegelaers
ON6KE

If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!

http://www.qrz.com/db/ON6KE


From: lee
To: gkegelaers ; 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:01 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: QRP till death do you part?

 


--- In 4sqrp@..., "gkegelaers" wrote:

> a) you have a barefoot rig with or without a kW amplifier;
> b) Peter I, Tromelin, Kerguelen whatever go on air after many years of inactivity.
>
> Would you:
>
> 1) try working them QRP until the DXpedition packs their bags, OR;
> 2) give in after a few days, a week, a fortnight then to switch the barefoot rig and amplifier on?

I do have a 100 watt rig, yet in the past two years or so, I have only worked at 5 watts output or less by choice. That includes all my DXing and contesting. I worked a lot of DX before I became a QRPer, probably around 275 or 280 countries...I've actually lost count. But I have started over using QRP, and (at least at this point in my radio career) would not resort to 100 watts just to work a rare country. In fact, there have been several DXpeditions recently that I could not reach with 5 watts. I was not tempted to put the 100-watt rig on the air, but that extra 13 dB probably would have allowed me to complete a QSO.

Now, I could just as easily wake up one morning and decide that I'm tired of only using 5 watts or less....but I don't see that happening any time soon.

It is unfortunate that the ARRL doesn't endorse their QRP DXCC with additional countries worked. But since they don't, I've started maintaining a list of QRP country totals - an unofficial QRP DXCC standings page - at http://www.aa4ga.com/p/qrp-dxcc.html and would invite all QRPers to submit their QRP country totals.

Look for the a new domain for this list to come online soon (I hope)...in the meantime, the above link will work fine.

73 de Lee, AA4GA