Date   
DMR NET TG31654

Robert
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

N9PUZ TIM

K0WDO WILL

AA5TN GORDY

KD0WAT WAYNE

WG5F ED

AC0BQ JOHNNY

KC0HIO BRAD

NK80 CHARLES

WW9H JIM

KB0UOA DAVE

KC0IJH JEFF

VA3SFA FISAL

KD0WAU BARB

N0MII JEFF

AB0AH LARRY

A GREAT TURN OUT HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT WEEK


73'S

BERT

N0YJ

Re: 40m Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Job Bill
I was working SKN Bert New Year’s Eve and Florida was booming in!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:45 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

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Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

Very strange here too. Bill would occasionally come up strong then drop erratically or sound fluttery. 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: w2sh@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:02 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:
 
K3NLT          completely inaudible.
 
WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.
 
N4DR           completely inaudible.
 
KK4ITX        449..
 
KV6Z           consistently 569.
 
Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Thanks to QRZcom I've I've updated my earlier posting with straight-line mileages to highlight the longer skip distance.

W2SH


From: Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 22:02
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:

K3NLT          completely inaudible.  270 miles.

WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable. 773 miles..

N4DR           completely inaudible.  174 miles.

KK4ITX        449.  965 miles.

KV6Z           consistently 569.  1,177 miles.

Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 80 meter net

w2sh@...
 

Disappointed here.

I wound up with the 4SQRP 40m net just a bit after the 80m must have started.  Took a bathroom break and came back to hear NØNBD at 559 and then K3NLT at 579 saying "GN".

I sent "4SQRP??" a few times and signed my call, but my efforts fell upon deaf ears.

80m and 160m are doing well these days while 40m often dies at 2130 ET.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:38
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD

Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

I use the special QRP extract. Illegal in many states.


73

Bill

KV6Z

 


On 02/01/2019 9:02 pm, w2sh@... wrote:

Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:
 
K3NLT          completely inaudible.
 
WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.
 
N4DR           completely inaudible.
 
KK4ITX        449..
 
KV6Z           consistently 569.
 
Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:

K3NLT          completely inaudible.

WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.

N4DR           completely inaudible.

KK4ITX        449..

KV6Z           consistently 569.

Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 80 meter net

Paul Goemans
 

Paul, 
  Yep that was me. You were a good 569 here.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Paul Smith
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:38 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD

40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/02/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

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.

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/02/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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 will be Bill KV6Z.

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.

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/02/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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 will be Bill KV6Z.

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.

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Re: MicroVert Antenna

Duane Brayton
 

And so it goes. Been there, done that too. Good luck.
72s Duane. KE0OUV

Sent from TypeApp

On Dec 31, 2018, at 11:39 PM, Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
Oh the power of suggestion! After following this thread, last night I soldered in backwards a 16 pin IC. I swear I triple checked it! Removal went ok except pin 4 broke off flush with the board and I have been unable to get it out.  And of course I’ve peeled the foil off the bottom of the board in my removal effort. Now I’ll have to try some ugly jumper/work-around to save this kit. Just gotta laugh...

73
John
K6WS
Ex-WB6HVH


On Dec 29, 2018, at 5:30 AM, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:

You're more than welcome.
72 Duane

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 9:32 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Success in removing part, tweezers and iron removed wires. Thanks.


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
If you have a hot air station & hot tweezers, it's a breeze. If not, back to old school.  Most important thing is to not damage the board and I've replaced hundreds of IC's under varying conditions as a Tech/Test Engineer.
72s & Happy New Year.
Duane KE0IUV


Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" < yahoo.com@ groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek= yahoo.com@ groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: MicroVert Antenna

Brian Crittendon
 

Been there, done that.  Mark/WQ8S

Re: MicroVert Antenna

Jg
 

Oh the power of suggestion! After following this thread, last night I soldered in backwards a 16 pin IC. I swear I triple checked it! Removal went ok except pin 4 broke off flush with the board and I have been unable to get it out.  And of course I’ve peeled the foil off the bottom of the board in my removal effort. Now I’ll have to try some ugly jumper/work-around to save this kit. Just gotta laugh...

73
John
K6WS
Ex-WB6HVH


On Dec 29, 2018, at 5:30 AM, Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:

You're more than welcome.
72 Duane

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 9:32 PM, N1KWW <bgrass2@...> wrote:
Success in removing part, tweezers and iron removed wires. Thanks.


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
If you have a hot air station & hot tweezers, it's a breeze. If not, back to old school.  Most important thing is to not damage the board and I've replaced hundreds of IC's under varying conditions as a Tech/Test Engineer.
72s & Happy New Year.
Duane KE0IUV


Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" < yahoo.com@ groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek= yahoo.com@ groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/02/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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 will be Bill KV6Z.

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.

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Re: Looking for Wire Antenna Suggestions

Ronald Morrison
 

I used screen door springs on each end of an 80m dipole. I had to put two springs in parallel to handle the weight. The screen door springs stretch quite a bit, so they worked perfectly to counter the movement of the two trees. They last for years when given a coat of exterior grade paint. I stretched them a little before painting to ensure a complete coating.
Ron, K5DUZ
--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 12/30/18, Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Looking for Wire Antenna Suggestions
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 11:22 PM

I looked at the
Lowe's link and noticed in the spring's product
specifications that it weighs 9 pounds.Might work well
if one end of it was fastened to the support pole or tree
and other end to the rope. Nine pounds in mid-air = sag. 
:-)Old time screen door spring would be good
too.I think the best idea proposed was to make 2
loops in the rope (my guess is about 3' apart) and put
two 2' bungee cords between the 2 loops (put a tie wrap
across each bungee hook to keep rope captured). Put one of
these gizmoes in each dipole leg's rope and hoist it
up.After weather weakens the bungee and they
stretch out to the loops, time to put in new
bungees.Frank

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 8:56 PM KD5ALD <73deKD5ALD@...
wrote:
Hello :)I bet a good spring or
a bungee cord or strap would work great too :)If
it were mine I would likely give it a good coat of tar
:)73 72 :)
On Sun, Dec
30, 2018 at 9:03 PM Cliff Fox (KU4GW) <@KU4GW>
wrote:
Check out these Gate
Closing Springs they sell at Lowes Home Improvement Tim!
They cost only $5.67 each and look like they'd do the
job well. I suggest using one on both ends if your using it
on a really long dipole like a doublet, zepp, or
double-extended zepp.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-12-in-Zinc-Gate-Extension-Spring/3115909

Very 73,
Cliff, KU4GW

Re: Looking for Wire Antenna Suggestions

Casey
 

Some interesting suggestions - my solution was pretty simple. When I lived in the Country outside Peoria, I put a 40 meter Dipole up about 40 feet. I came outside the House with RG58. There was 80' of Coax and the Dipole being held up by Sears 110# Test Polyester Twine with a 14" Crescent Wrench on each end of the Dipole that was just thrown over a Tree Limb. The Trees whipped around pretty good. The Crescents moved up and down a few feet at times, as did the Center Insulator. The biggest problems, it took a few tries to be able to launch the wrench just right, and then having to take that great Antenna down to move to a small city lot in Bloomington. There was no noticeable wear on the Polyester Cord, or the Coax (still in use 22 years late). The only concern was the wrench doing a couple wraps around the Limb and becoming captive. Please advise what you wind up using. 
GL es 73 de KCOIH/WD9GKA LaSalle

Re: Sked Anyone?

W0MQY
 

Hi Terry.  Will be glad to try.  Will give it a shot in the evening around 7:00, 3.564 MHz.  I will try to check the frequency daily. If I have to away from the radio I will send you a text.  Ok?  

On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 10:49 AM <w2sh@...> wrote:


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 15:48
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] Sked Anyone?
 
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

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

--
Joe Porter, PhD
SEKARC.net
4sqrp.com