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Re: Peanut Power RULES! Oct. 6

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

Found out the links I sent out for the PPS were not up to date, so try these:

BY CALL

BY NUMBER

Check the BY CALL first to see if you have a number already (you use the
same number as last year).  Then if  not, ask kj4ym@...
for a new one. 

Hope these links work.

Happy Peanutting,

Jim/w4qo


Peanut Power RULES! Oct. 6

Jim Stafford W4QO
 


JOIN us in this quick and fun non-contest contest.  Whether you've played in this game before or not, grab your Peanut Power number (PPN) and see what kind of nut you really are.  It's fun. It's quick.  It's something unique from the north Georgians.  Come out or stay in and play!  Note: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RUN QRP POWER TO PLAY!

If you don't have time to read this entire email, then go to:
http://www.nogaqrp.org/PeanutPower/rules.pdf 
 
One change to rules... if you need a Peanut Power Number, send KJ4YM@... an email.
     
___________________________________________________________________________________
OK, here are more details............

Everyone plays... Outdoors, Indoors, QRP or higher power, CW, SSB, even DIGITAL!.. There is even QRO!


Sponsored by the North Georgia QRP Club (nogaqrp.org), this sprint will be held on Oct. 6, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM EDT, (Oct.6, 2018 - 2200z to 2359z).

Your QSO will be worth more if you have a Peanut number;  You now keep the same number each year..
To check to see what your number is, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y5xws6xu

This short sprint is different from most other QRP QSO events.

1. It is open to all amateurs at any power level. We do this to attract some new folks to QRP while running their comfortable power - QRO (<= 100 watts pls). All are welcome. This is a fun event, not cut-throat!

2. It is a short sprint lasting only 2 hours and not tying up the entire afternoon. Although a brief sprint, please run reasonable CW speeds so that all can copy.

3. It starts late in the day (right after close of CA QSO party!) which means we start at 3PM PDT, later than most contests.

4. There are 5 categories covering a variety of situations - the prestigious category in the Peanut Power 1W CW, 2W PEP SSB or less and operating from the field....it's the GOOBER CLASS! SOTA/POTA anyone?

5. Certificates will be awarded for each of 5 category winners (minimum 3 entries per category).
   
6. Sprint encourages SSB as well as CW contacts. The exchange: RS(T), State/Province/Country (S/P/C), and your Peanut Number or Power.  Call CQ NUT and have FUN!

7. Multipliers count each band/mode. Work GA (or any other S/P/C) on 3 bands and 2 modes (SSB and CW/DIGITAL) = 6 multiplier.  Puts emphasis on switching bands and modes during the event. Check SSB on the quarter hour.

8. We encourage activity on all 3 permitted bands - 80M, 40M, and 20M. CW: 3561 khz, 7061 khz, 14061 khz SSB: 3999 LSB khz, 7999 LSB khz, and 14339 USB khz.  Spread out from those frequencies.

9. Logs are not submitted - simply a score - but keep your log, in case it's requested for verification. Watch the NoGaQrP (nogaqrp.org) website for results. There is an online score calculator. It's all on the website - http://nogaqrp.org/PeanutPower/ppsscore.php

10. Work stations holding a Peanut Power Number (PPN) for 7 points. Stations worked not having a PPN (they will send power instead) yield 3 points. Yes, QRO stations may request a PPN. Remember, you do not declare a category until you decide to send in your entry. If you get halfway through and change your power, simply enter in a different category than you originally thought..

Peanut numbers are now permanent.  Don't know or remember your number?
  See https://tinyurl.com/ybwarlh5  If you have requested a new number this year, this page will be updated before Sunday, Oct. 6

To request your PPN, send an email to NoGaNuT Pete at kj4ym@...    Requests for special numbers may no longer be accommodated. Remember to include the phrase - "PEANUT POWER NUMBER" in the subject line of your request.  But even without a number, get on and make some contacts, just send your output power followed by a W.

Dang, those goobers are tasting great! http://tinyurl.com/olkg4za

NoGaNuT Pete


Re: 80 METER NET

John - KK4ITX
 

Way too funny !  Hope the paddle wasn’t hurt.  At least you got to WCF at an S8.

I am always reluctant to throw out my Call when there’s a Net as it’s not good etiquette so I just listen for the QNI, hearing none I stand by.

73,

John


If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Sep 26, 2019, at 09:32, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:

John,

I bet those random S8 dits may have come from me. Here in St. Louis, I never heard Johnny. However I copied W2SH (NJ) strong as ever. When I heard Chas' transmission, I shuffled some papers on my desk and dropped a pile on my paddles (oops), unleashing a short string of dits. So that was probably what you were hearing.

I also heard WB1GYZ in CT, but it must have been in QSO with someone right after the net.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Sep 26, 2019, at 7:28 AM, John KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Back home in Florida and tried to check in at 2100 on the 40m Net..... not quite zero here but a quiet band with occasional S8 dits or dahs but otherwise nothing ?

I even ran SDR Remotes and listened on Muscatine, IA and Oklahoma City receivers...... nada.

Gave up at 2130 as 80m does not work well from here with my current antenna.

73 all,

John
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Sep 25, 2019, at 22:03, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

GE guys
Slim Pickings tonight.
CHeckin's were

Bert N0YJ
and
Chas W2SH

thanks guys 72


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





--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: 80 METER NET

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

John,

I bet those random S8 dits may have come from me. Here in St. Louis, I never heard Johnny. However I copied W2SH (NJ) strong as ever. When I heard Chas' transmission, I shuffled some papers on my desk and dropped a pile on my paddles (oops), unleashing a short string of dits. So that was probably what you were hearing.

I also heard WB1GYZ in CT, but it must have been in QSO with someone right after the net.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Sep 26, 2019, at 7:28 AM, John KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Back home in Florida and tried to check in at 2100 on the 40m Net..... not quite zero here but a quiet band with occasional S8 dits or dahs but otherwise nothing ?

I even ran SDR Remotes and listened on Muscatine, IA and Oklahoma City receivers...... nada.

Gave up at 2130 as 80m does not work well from here with my current antenna.

73 all,

John
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Sep 25, 2019, at 22:03, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

GE guys
Slim Pickings tonight.
CHeckin's were

Bert N0YJ
and
Chas W2SH

thanks guys 72


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





--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: 80 METER NET

John - KK4ITX
 

Back home in Florida and tried to check in at 2100 on the 40m Net..... not quite zero here but a quiet band with occasional S8 dits or dahs but otherwise nothing ?

I even ran SDR Remotes and listened on Muscatine, IA and Oklahoma City receivers...... nada.

Gave up at 2130 as 80m does not work well from here with my current antenna.

73 all,

John
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Sep 25, 2019, at 22:03, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

GE guys
Slim Pickings tonight.
CHeckin's were

Bert N0YJ
and
Chas W2SH

thanks guys 72


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




delta mike romeo net

Robert
 

Thanks to all who checked in tonight

WG5F Ed
N0MII Jeff
N4KV John
AC0BQ Johnny
AB0AH Larry
W0MFQ Tom
WW9H Jim

great net

73's
Bert
N0YJ


80 METER NET

Johnny AC0BQ
 

GE guys
Slim Pickings tonight.
CHeckin's were

Bert N0YJ
and
Chas W2SH

thanks guys 72


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


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/25/2019 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.


I made my cricket so that I can use any crystal :) And other nonsensical folly :)

Frank Artieta
 

Hello :)
I now have SIP sockets installed on all my crickets
I am sure there are lots of options as far as sockets for crystals !
I do not like the new DIP socket !
I likely do not understand How to make the DIP sock work properly ?
I think I would bend up my little crystals !
I adapted a FT43 socket to plug into the SIP
Or I can plug the little crystals into the SIP socket quite easily
Now I can use all my crystals !
I often think maybe I ought to choose what I think is the best frequency
ans solder the crystal in permanently !
After all :) A huge part of fun from a lot of my QRP comes from the fact that I am rockbound !
I think maybe a problem with QRP operation is that maybe we're spread out too wide across the Bands
I mean of course  QRP operators who would like to work other QRP operators :)
Like a cricket to cricket :)
On 80 meters I think I will stay on the colorburst frequency 3.579
On 40 I think it will be 7.122 !
I do not have any QRP gear that works 30
I think I might wait to see if we get out of this deep ditch before I become infatuated with 30 meters :)
Anyhow :)
A a specific frequency and time would work wonders for QRP to QRP contacts :)
I yesterday reinstalled my antenna !
It is a 135 foot dipole fed by 450 ohm line
I surly hope conditions improve as we start moving forward towards winter !
72 73 88 and I know no more :)


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/25/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.


QRP, CLONES, $$$, and concience.

W6BOW
 

Dear 4SQRP,

Please let me know if the following is not an appropriate post to the 4SQRP group. I thought it relevant.

Ham Radio - The RS-918 clone of a clone of an outstanding open source SDR transceiver, the mcHF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByGeUlNsHiU&feature=youtu.be

My (W6BOW) "comment" ...

Kevin. Excellent video in every respect. I'm on a tight budget and would have jumped on this unbelievable bargain but for your clone/common source opinions and conclusions. I'm now seriously thinking about purchasing a kit direct from Chris and building with using skills acquired building my 4SQRP Group Hilltopper20. Chinese economic/tech depredations are hot button topics. I'm old enough to remember lots of ill-will during the era of "Japan Inc.". At clone retail prices (free shipping included!) I have to wonder what kind of a living the Chinese assemblers and "kitters" are earning for their labor. I'm old enough to remember the similarly fraught era of "Japan Inc.". Kudos are due you for the aplomb with which you address the issues.

Don  W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA

P.S.  My XYL (of 30 years) is Chinese-American.


Re: ARRL directors need to hear from you....NOW!!

W6BOW
 

Ron K0ID,

Thanks for your insights and views.
Will follow the issue and act.

73

Don - W6BOW
SF  CA  USA




-----Original Message-----
From: dualraoul <rkolarik@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] ARRL directors need to hear from you....NOW!!

The recent ARRL board minutes,
<http://www.arrl.org/files/file/2019%20Board%20of%20Directors/Final%20Minutes%20July%202019.pdf> ,
recommend corralling all the email robot stations (minute 31) to the current ACDS sub bands.
It is important for the survival of cw, and all narrow band modes operating in the RTTY/Data
amateur radio sub bands, that the ARRL directors hear from each one of you on the issue.

Winlink has charged their supporters to get “angry” and contact their directors to oppose confining
all automatic activity to the defined ACDS sub bands. If you’ve ever had one of these robots get
activated on top of your QSO’s you know what the problem is. Winlink is also opposed to the idea that
all digital amateur transmissions should be open to copy over the air.

As of now I’ve seen some rather venomous emails on other lists from the emcomm “save the world”
crowd and the blue water boating forums are lighting up in response to the “get angry” Winlink request.
At stake is loss of free email for the boaters, and the emcomm contingent believes they have a
“statutory obligation” to ply their trade. Emcomm is important but it’s a voluntary activity, not an obligation.

Please contact your ARRL division director and anyone else you can think of to counter the “get angry”
request by Winlink, unless you want the bands to turn into a Winlink email free fire zone.Those of you
that can remember what RM-11306 tried to do, Winlink everywhere, including the phone bands, know
what’s at stake if the Winlink bunch flood the directors and don’t hear from anyone else.

Full disclosure, I’m the author of FCC RM-11831 that sort of kicked off this firestorm.
Feel free to cross post this to any lists that may have an interest in defeating the
“get angry” Winlink spectrum take over. You may see this more than once.

Ron K0IDT


Re: Nouveau 75 Help needed

Bill VanKirk
 

Dave,
I received the mod kit for the Nouveau yesterday and got it installed today. The receive audio sounds great. My transmit audio is still bad though. Had a muffled sound and I have a buzzing sound on the audio when the mic is keyed. I am not a surface mount guy so can't do a lot of trouble shooting but wonder if you have any suggestions on what to check. Appreciate your comments.

73
Bill


On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:39 PM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, the distortion you are noticing is coming from the TA7642.  I'm working on a design fix to replace that IC.  Stand by, it will be a couple days for a solution, and a couple weeks for an update kit.

73 Dave



--
73
Bill
W0PT


Re: Brutus Bash 2019

W6BOW
 

Johnny et. al,

Finally got around to opening the Brutus Bash 2019 album.
Terrific pics!  

Hope to join in next time together with my (much) better-half XYL.

Thanks to all of you guys and gals for your very good work(s).

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Brutus Bash 2019

Here is the link to the album.
You will need to be logged into groups.io to view the photos.


Hope you enjoy them!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 8:21 PM Johnny Matlock via Groups.Io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge 
Nice pictures Bert.
Tell Sharon thanks for taking them.
I have a few more that Bruce sent me, I will see if I can add them to your folder.
I’m going to try to post a link to the folder on the reflector, if I can remember how??
72
Johnny

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear Bert and All,

Terrific!

Wish we could have been able to join in.

Can't wait to view the pics!

Will be there next year hopefully.

Thanks and best to Bert N0YJ and All,

DON - W6BOW
SF CA USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert <e1dslr@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Brutus Bash 2019

Another fun Brutus outing, I posted the pictures that my wife Sharon
took on the IO group photo page.

Great food, Johnny and Pam's ribs and breakfast burritos, Ed and Karen
made brats and red cabbage, and Joe's wife made some homemade cookies,
Sharon brought a couple of salads and the watermelon. It was all good.

Not much radio wave propagation, but nothing new there.

Johnny and Pam rented the pavilion again this year, that really helps.


72's

Bert

N0YJ





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Mini-Mini Key

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 
Edited

I have been using small morse keys and offering them to others. My smallest is a straight key that weighs about 20 grams (.7 oz) The mini-mini

Recent review of the mini-mini key by Craig WB3GCK
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73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Re: I Built a NS 40 transmitter and have a question !

Walter - K5EST
 

Yes, there is a heatsink! Please see the picture at:


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw



On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:55 PM Frank Artieta <zino395a@...> wrote:
I just today built a NS 40 transmitter !
I put it on my dummy load and plugged it into my 12-volt lead-acid battery
All is wonderful :)
The thing is !
My kit did not have a heat sink
Least I never ever remember seeing one 

What I wonder is
Do I really need a heat sink for the IRF510 
I use a 4.5 Ah sealed lead acid battery as my primary power source !
It is fully charged at about 12.8 volts
I have not tested anything to see power this transmitter is actually putting out
I am not the kind of fella who has any ambition to drive anything hard !
I just want it to percolate
Hope this makes sense !
I always appreciate any feedback :)
72 73 88 de KD5ALD


I Built a NS 40 transmitter and have a question !

Frank Artieta
 

I just today built a NS 40 transmitter !
I put it on my dummy load and plugged it into my 12-volt lead-acid battery
All is wonderful :)
The thing is !
My kit did not have a heat sink
Least I never ever remember seeing one 

What I wonder is
Do I really need a heat sink for the IRF510 
I use a 4.5 Ah sealed lead acid battery as my primary power source !
It is fully charged at about 12.8 volts
I have not tested anything to see power this transmitter is actually putting out
I am not the kind of fella who has any ambition to drive anything hard !
I just want it to percolate
Hope this makes sense !
I always appreciate any feedback :)
72 73 88 de KD5ALD


TONIGHT'S DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED IN

AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N0MII JEFF
N0SO MIKE
K0VAB VIC
KB0MOE DON
N0TGR DICK

73'S
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
BERT
N0YJ