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Re: Fire In The Wire

wynger99@yahoo.com
 

Sounds like great stuff to me....  I would have been talking to you about your "miracle antenna".....  I was thinking that would make a good "Mini" podcast to help replace our loss of Ozarkcon..Maybe Tinker John could do another one and or any of the other presenters as well..   Just some thoughts from an old ham. 

73"s  Dale WN0WWY


On Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:53:04 PM CDT, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:



Josh

I love that

Can you write a one page or 2 for the Qrp Quarterly magazine right away so we can publish your awesome ideas?

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 8:50 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
Wanted to reply that I've tried most of the ideas out there.  I've recently got a NanoVNA to do a bit better evaluations than my diode based swr analyzers.  I've had tons of fun trying stuff, and was going take what I call my "antenna erector set" to show at Ozarkcons display table (4:1 voltage balun, 1:1 balun, common mode choke, 9:1 unun, line spacers, end insulators, etc).  I'd like to think I'm searching for the miracle antenna - but I'm fully aware it doesn't exist.  I has hoping someone else had found it!  ^.^

-Josh
W0ODJ 

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Re: First Lady of 4SQRP

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Pam says Thank you!
She doesn’t belong to the reflector yet.

I’m pretty proud of Her,
Tech and General in one test session.

72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 3:28 PM n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Congrats Pam.  the rest of you try that call in CW. HI HI HI
n4mj//glenn


 
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On Friday, March 20, 2020, 02:44:15 PM CDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Congratulations!!!

The First Lady of 4SQRP, Pam Matlock -  KE0ZWZ is a new Ham!

Well done, Pam!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
    

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: First Lady of 4SQRP

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  Welcome to Pam ZWZ from PWP!

Paul WA9PWP 


Sent from Pauls iPhone

On Mar 20, 2020, at 3:28 PM, n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...> wrote:


Congrats Pam.  the rest of you try that call in CW. HI HI HI
n4mj//glenn


 
PLEASE REMOVE all email addresses before you send it on and use BCC option when forwarding"
  Thank you! 



On Friday, March 20, 2020, 02:44:15 PM CDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Congratulations!!!

The First Lady of 4SQRP, Pam Matlock -  KE0ZWZ is a new Ham!

Well done, Pam!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
    


Re: First Lady of 4SQRP

n4mj
 

Congrats Pam.  the rest of you try that call in CW. HI HI HI
n4mj//glenn


 
PLEASE REMOVE all email addresses before you send it on and use BCC option when forwarding"
  Thank you! 



On Friday, March 20, 2020, 02:44:15 PM CDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Congratulations!!!

The First Lady of 4SQRP, Pam Matlock -  KE0ZWZ is a new Ham!

Well done, Pam!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
    


Re: First Lady of 4SQRP

W0MQY
 

Way to go Pam!!!!  Now the fun begins. 
Hope to hear you on the air soon. Looking forward to making contact with you.  
72/73  Joe  W0MQY 

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 2:44 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Congratulations!!!

The First Lady of 4SQRP, Pam Matlock -  KE0ZWZ is a new Ham!

Well done, Pam!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
    

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


First Lady of 4SQRP

Walter - K5EST
 

Congratulations!!!

The First Lady of 4SQRP, Pam Matlock -  KE0ZWZ is a new Ham!

Well done, Pam!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
    


Re: SSB-Mite Question

ohwenzelph
 

Thanks


Re: Si5351 audio pops and PLL Lockups

Ron Carr
 

There is another buffer of length 32 defined in directory utility in file twi.h
Without wading through all the code, I would guess you would need to increase this one also.


Re: Si5351 audio pops and PLL Lockups

Ron Carr
 

You have the Si5351 and your LCD both on the I2C bus.  That is a lot of I2C activity.  ( Personally I think the Wire library is brain dead as it uses interrupts but still blocks until all the activity is done. )

The Wire library has a buffer size of 32.  If the buffer is full, the code just drops the data and sets an error.  So you may be dropping some writes to the Si5351 when things get busy.

Here is the code from the wire library where it drops data...

size_t TwoWire::write(uint8_t data)
{
  if(transmitting){
  // in master transmitter mode
    // don't bother if buffer is full
    if(txBufferLength >= BUFFER_LENGTH){
      setWriteError();
      return 0;
    }

To see if this is the issue you could edit the library to increase the buffer size.  The file to change is Wire.h.

On my computer ( I installed to directory Arduino ) the path is:   C:\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\Libraries\Wire\src
If you have other versions of Wire in your own libraries, then you will need to find the one the compiler uses.

Ron   K1URC


Re: Emergency Comm Email program

Dale Putnam
 

IF the internet goes down... I can and WILL use my key... 
my paddle.. and SK...   and a radio. 


Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:16 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>; 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Emergency Comm Email program
 
On 3/18/2020 21:37, Johnny Matlock wrote:
> Ge group
> This video on QRZ might be of interest to you all.
> If our internet goes down, this could
> Help keep us in contact with each
> other.
>
> https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/e-mail-over-hf-with-ardop-winlink.696855/
>

I'm so glad that if the internet goes down completely, those Nigerian
princes will still be able to send me email!

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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Re: Fire In The Wire

John
 


Josh

I love that

Can you write a one page or 2 for the Qrp Quarterly magazine right away so we can publish your awesome ideas?


On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 8:50 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
Wanted to reply that I've tried most of the ideas out there.  I've recently got a NanoVNA to do a bit better evaluations than my diode based swr analyzers.  I've had tons of fun trying stuff, and was going take what I call my "antenna erector set" to show at Ozarkcons display table (4:1 voltage balun, 1:1 balun, common mode choke, 9:1 unun, line spacers, end insulators, etc).  I'd like to think I'm searching for the miracle antenna - but I'm fully aware it doesn't exist.  I has hoping someone else had found it!  ^.^

-Josh
W0ODJ 

--
Sent with a Palm Pilot. Ve3ips.wordpress.com
Radio: it's not just a hobby, it's a way of life
All content is personal and confidential


Re: Fire In The Wire

Joshua Wood
 

Wanted to reply that I've tried most of the ideas out there.  I've recently got a NanoVNA to do a bit better evaluations than my diode based swr analyzers.  I've had tons of fun trying stuff, and was going take what I call my "antenna erector set" to show at Ozarkcons display table (4:1 voltage balun, 1:1 balun, common mode choke, 9:1 unun, line spacers, end insulators, etc).  I'd like to think I'm searching for the miracle antenna - but I'm fully aware it doesn't exist.  I has hoping someone else had found it!  ^.^

-Josh
W0ODJ 


Re: Emergency Comm Email program

Tom Sevart
 

On 3/18/2020 21:37, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge group
This video on QRZ might be of interest to you all.
If our internet goes down, this could
Help keep us in contact with each
other.
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/e-mail-over-hf-with-ardop-winlink.696855/
I'm so glad that if the internet goes down completely, those Nigerian princes will still be able to send me email!

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

--
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus


Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  I was surprised to hear Johnny on 40 last night. As soon as our quick signal report exchanges, he dropped down into the noise! Whew!
The 80 meter net is pretty reliable although a bit weaker last night.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:05 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT
 
Ge Group:
The band conditions were not very net friendly tonight.
I had some friendly competition from the NA sprint and i had to move up to 3.564.5.
 
 
40 Meter check in's were:
WA9PWP PAUL
K3NLT RUSS
 
80 METER NET REPORT
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL
K3NLT RUSS
Thanks Guys, Stay well!
72 Johnny AC0BQ
 
--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: Emergency Comm Email program

AndyH
 

Winlink *can* depend on the internet, but it also includes a peer to peer mode that does not require gateways or internet access.  In that mode, it's pretty similar to a traffic net - operators bounce the mail around, and then take care of the "last mile".

73, Andy, KG5RKP


On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 07:48 AM, Tim N9PUZ wrote:
Winlink of course still depends on the Internet. However, since an HF
station will probably be connecting to a gateway hundreds or thousands
of miles away, it can provide email in the event of a local, state wide,
or regional outage.

Tim N9PUZ


Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

KK0S
 

Russ was also at esp levels on 40 here in Kansas.  Net control was completely in the mud except for an occasional dit. Oh, well.  Bruce - KK0S


Re: Emergency Comm Email program

Tim N9PUZ
 

On 3/18/2020 9:37 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge group
This video on QRZ might be of interest to you all.
If our internet goes down, this could
Help keep us in contact with each
other.

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/e-mail-over-hf-with-ardop-winlink.696855/

72
Stay Well
Johnny AC0BQ
Illinois ARES and the State RACES station routinely practices using HF Winlink and ARDOP. It is fairly robust.

The good thing about using Winlink for email as opposed to one of the peer-to-peer digital, voice, or CW modes is that the stations do not have to be all on the air at the same time to communicate. It is possible for a person or group to normally monitor a phone net and periodically leave the net for a short time to check for email. This reduces the number of radios and antennas they have to have available.

Winlink of course still depends on the Internet. However, since an HF station will probably be connecting to a gateway hundreds or thousands of miles away, it can provide email in the event of a local, state wide, or regional outage.

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Emergency Comm Email program

AndyH
 

I can't speak to ARDOP but I routinely use Winlink/Winmor with my really bent and droopy 40/20 attic dipole, a µBITX, and sometimes help from a WA2EBY PA.

The mode was invaluable for emergency response in situations like hurricane relief in the Caribbean - we need more ops that know how to use this tech!

72/73, Andy, KG5RKP


Re: Si5351 audio pops and PLL Lockups

WB9YZU
 

Thanks for the responses Nick and Dave!

I looked at the Hilltopper schematic tonight, and code to see how the encoder pull up was handled since it didn't appear to have any.
The encoder I am using is a KY-040; inexpensive and has 3 pull ups built in. I removed them, and configured the code and hardware to approximate the Hilltopper encoder, but used 220ohm instead of 470ohm resistors in series due to junk box availability.

All in all, between the 100uh chokes on the LCD power, and the revised configuration of the CLK/DT/Button pull up/supression, I don't seem to be getting the popping, but the PLL still unlocks occasionally ... Which still sucks as it involves shutting the rig off/reset and looses my place ;)

Before I made these changes though, I did play with separating the dial and frequency updates, and minimizing the LCD display routine to one lcd.print line.
The problem actually got worse, and that may have to do with Dave's insight on update times.

I'll continue to play with it. If I can't ""fix it"", I may just blame the corona virus ;)

--
, Ron WB9YZU


Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

John - KK4ITX
 

Heard NCS bits and pieces at almost ESP levels on 40m.  Zip, Zero & Nada on 80m.

73,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 18, 2020, at 22:05, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group:
The band conditions were not very net friendly tonight.
I had some friendly competition from the NA sprint and i had to move up to 3.564.5. 


40 Meter check in's were: 
WA9PWP PAUL 
K3NLT RUSS 

80 METER NET REPORT
N0YJ BERT 
WA9PWP PAUL 
K3NLT RUSS
Thanks Guys, Stay well! 
72 Johnny AC0BQ 

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


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