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Re: 40M Net Chekins

N1OIE
 

Me and buddy trying to check in from SW OK last night and nothing heard. Also could not hear anything on Sunday sprint.  It's pretty rough from out QTHs.  I'm new to group and Paul would like to go Iike to join, but right now we're both dumb and deaf.  Will keep trying however. There's always next week.  73.  J


On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 11:26 PM <w2sh@...> wrote:

During these summer and very early autumn Wednesdays my 40m and 80m QNIs have generally only been possible during the final minutes of each net.


This is so because you folks in the 4SQRP heartland need the additional 20 or so minutes of darkness for my five Watts to be heard.  Remember that I have about 70 minutes more evening darkness than you guys.


Of course it works oppositely in the mornings, and way back when there were those Thursday morning 40m nets, I had to be the early bird in order to QNI.


Tonight I was pleased to hear Terry's initial call-up at a solid 559.  I dropped my call sign and to my surprise, he acknowledged it.  Then the house phone rang and my wife brought the portable phone to the basement man cave & shack, chatted with the caller for a minute before passing the phone to me to tell him I'd call back in five minutes.  Meanwhile Terry had given me his stuff, all of which I missed, and so he called again to see if I was still alive.  I gave him my stuff and turned it back to him to hear his close-down dit-dit, to which I responded likewise.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


P.S.  Terry what was my RST?  Thanks!



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 23:20
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Cc: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.
>
> I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com



--
Jeff N0̷MII




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: Two dual section variable capacitors wanted

Steve Ratzlaff
 

I've used both the polyvaricons and the regular mechanical variable caps from this non-eBay seller. The mechanical caps are from Oren Elliott company in USA. The dual 335 pF polyvaricons are unique to this seller; he had them custom-made and now sells them exclusively.

https://www.mikeselectronicparts.com/product-category/electronic-components/variable-capacitors/

73,

Steve AA7U

On 9/12/2019 7:00 AM, Karl via Groups.Io wrote:
Prefer two identical 365 pf, dual section variable caps for antenna tuner project. Prefer the two come from the same person or company! Plastic duals like in transistor radios OK.

https://www.hamradiosecrets.com/homebrew-antenna-tuner.html  This is the FRI-match project tuner.Thanks in advance

73
Karl
KI4ZUQ


Two dual section variable capacitors wanted

Karl
 

Prefer two identical 365 pf, dual section variable caps for antenna tuner project. Prefer the two come from the same person or company! Plastic duals like in transistor radios OK.

https://www.hamradiosecrets.com/homebrew-antenna-tuner.html  This is the FRI-match project tuner.Thanks in advance

73
Karl
KI4ZUQ


Re: 40M Net Chekins

w2sh@...
 

During these summer and very early autumn Wednesdays my 40m and 80m QNIs have generally only been possible during the final minutes of each net.


This is so because you folks in the 4SQRP heartland need the additional 20 or so minutes of darkness for my five Watts to be heard.  Remember that I have about 70 minutes more evening darkness than you guys.


Of course it works oppositely in the mornings, and way back when there were those Thursday morning 40m nets, I had to be the early bird in order to QNI.


Tonight I was pleased to hear Terry's initial call-up at a solid 559.  I dropped my call sign and to my surprise, he acknowledged it.  Then the house phone rang and my wife brought the portable phone to the basement man cave & shack, chatted with the caller for a minute before passing the phone to me to tell him I'd call back in five minutes.  Meanwhile Terry had given me his stuff, all of which I missed, and so he called again to see if I was still alive.  I gave him my stuff and turned it back to him to hear his close-down dit-dit, to which I responded likewise.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


P.S.  Terry what was my RST?  Thanks!



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 23:20
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Cc: 4sqrpio <4sqrp@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
>
> Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.
>
> I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..
>
> --
> 72 WAØITP
> I love this radio stuff.
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com



--
Jeff N0̷MII




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: 40M Net Chekins

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

I heard Chas but not you Terry! Too close I guess...

Next time maybe I can ask for a relay, not sure of the procedure!

Jeff N0̸MII

On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Tonites net was difficult again. Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels. No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: 40M Net Chekins

Paul Goemans
 

And I was away from home and radio again. Next week I promise!

WA9PWP

Sent from Pauls iPhone

On Sep 11, 2019, at 9:56 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Tonites net was difficult again. Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels. No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

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




40M Net Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Tonites net was difficult again.  Only Charles W2SH made it in, and we both had high noise levels.  No other signals were heard.

I wont be able to call net next week, being out of town. Pse someone jump in, were abt due for a good night..

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


TONIGHT'S DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

N0TGR DICK
N9PUZ TIM
N0MII JEFF
W0MFQ TOM
NK8O CHARLES
WG5F ED
K0VAB VIC (HEARD YOU CHECK IN BUT COULD NOT CONTACT YOU FOR COMMENTS)
AC0BQ JOHNNY

THANKS TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/11/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 11 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, 09/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 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.


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

It should have been expected that the number of people who entered the September Second Sunday Sprint (SSSS?) would be down a bit.  We still had 8 participants, some of whom were definitely at the Big Brutus Bash (BBB).  I consider that a pretty good showing.

The winner for September was Carl WB0CFF, with 20 QSO points.  Carl will receive his certificate in the mail shortly.  For the year, Chas W2SH is still in the lead with 123 QSO points, but the combination of his being a no-show this month and Carl's FB showing suddenly puts Carl a single point behind Chas (122), definitely within striking range.  Nick WB5BKL is hanging in there with 87 total QSO points.  John K4BAI, Gary KF7WNS, and Johnny AC0BQ are the others with 49 or more QSO points for the year.  They all have a chance for the overall third place certificate.

With three months to go, nothing is totally certain, but it looks like Chas and Carl will come in first and second, in an order yet to be determined.  Third place is still up for grabs.  And, as usual, the last three monthly winners for 2019 could be any member with a license, a radio capable of operating QRP, an antenna, and some time the evening of the second Sunday of the month.

Thanks to all who participated and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Brutus Bash 2019

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I just added 8 or so more that Bruce 
KK0S took.
Lots of Brutus Fun!
72
Johnny 

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 8:28 PM Johnny Matlock via Groups.Io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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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Re: Brutus Bash 2019

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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





--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Brutus Bash 2019

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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





--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 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.


Re: Brutus Bash 2019

W6BOW
 

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






Brutus Bash 2019

Robert
 

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


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 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.


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget to send in your score by tomorrow (Tuesday) at the latest.  I hope to tabulate everything and announce the winner by early Wednesday morning.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 09/08/2019 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 8 September 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.