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#OzarkCon And now, a word from our prize chairpersons: #OZARKCON

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Every year, we’ve members that personally contribute prizes for OzarkCon. 

We’ve had some remarkably generous gifts in the past.

This year is no exception.

We already had a couple of really nice prizes that’ve been contributed from the shacks of your fellow 4-Staters.

I’d like to encourage you to do the same.

If you have unbuilt kits that you think you’ll not get to, or a well-built kit that’s fully functional but just not being used, or maybe a Key from your collection, or a station accessory gathering dust, consider donating it to be used as a prize at OzarkCon 2019.

Everyone loves to take home a prize, and your contribution would be appreciated.

Please, limit your contribution to items in new or very excellent condition.

We prefer to get the prizes ahead of OzarkCon so we can account for them properly and get them into the drawing sequence.

If that’s not possible, we’ll certainly accept them at the prize table during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at OzarkCon if you can attend. 

72,

-Ed, WG5F & Karen, W5KKM-
(918) 232-5194 cell/text


Re: Inexpensive DMR

Tim N9PUZ
 

I do not know anything about this radio but if you are considering it do your research. At one time the Baofeng DMR radios did NOT do the DMR Tier 2 that is required to use a lot of the talk groups.

I will admit to not having kept up with a lot of this, just want to warn people to be careful.

Tim N9PUZ


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Re: Unbuilt Ozark Patrol For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI <jmarco1955@...>
 

OP is sold...Thank you!


Re: Inexpensive DMR

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Jim,

I agree with you on the initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.

I was frustrated to no end when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things, finding what worked and what didn't.

Once I finally got my 'sea legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing of course the networking may not be something that can be relied on in a true disaster.

I have become quite comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention

 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Re: Inexpensive DMR

dekle <dekle@...>
 

It already is.

Bill

KV6Z

 


On 19/02/2019 7:01 am, Walter - K5EST wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))
 
Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 
 
Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.
 
Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  
 
73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio. Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone 868 and 878 are just as good  quality-wise an anything from the traditional mfgs.

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Walt, 

 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 

As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

 

de KB9BVN

 

 

 

 

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

 

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

 

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019

 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


 


 

--

73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Original White Face Bayou Jumper Assembled with Case For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI <jmarco1955@...>
 

Very nice condition...Works great...Internal AA battery tray...No crystals...DC jack disabled but easily enabled...$125 shipped...CONUS only...PayPal only...Thanks for looking...Jim WB2LHP


Re: Inexpensive DMR

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Walt, 

As complex and intricate as DMR is to set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly unlikely. 
As for me...I'm sticking to good old hand sent CW on HF. 

At least this Baofeng model is dual time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single time slot...making it almost useless. 

de KB9BVN




On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Unbuilt Ozark Patrol For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI <jmarco1955@...>
 

I have an unbuilt Ozark Patrol receiver for sale...Just as it came in the mail...$40 shipped CONUS only...Paypal only...First come first served...Thanks for looking...Jim WB2LHP


Re: Inexpensive DMR

John Lonigro
 

10-4 good buddy (hi).

On 2/19/19 7:01 AM, Walter - K5EST wrote:
((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Inexpensive DMR

Walter - K5EST
 

((I am not advocating this company or a purchase))

Looking at R&L Electronics yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY! 

Google search of the DM-1801 shows even WalMart is selling them among a large number of vendors.

Not raining on anyone's parade, but is DMR going to be the next CB radio?  

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 20 February 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.

View Event


attn builders; FS desoldering gun - SOLD

Paul Goemans
 

Thanks!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: OzarkCon Build-a-Thon

Clifton Avers
 

Tom Liston said he can help. He helped last year unofficially. He is a great tech. Taught electronics in college.



Clifton Avers 

On Feb 18, 2019, at 07:59, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

If you helped out last year with the Build-a-Thon session and would like to do it again this year, please let me know.
Willingness to stay for the duration of the session would be appreciated.

Bill
KV6Z


attn builders; FS desoldering gun

Paul Goemans
 

Greetings,
  Another item FS from a local SK. A barely–used Weller SCD100 vacuum desoldering gun. Complete with tips, filters, instructions and box. You know how much those Hakko units cost! Will ship to US address for $75 money order or PayPal. This is picture of actual item.
 
Weller SCD100
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


OzarkCon Build-a-Thon

dekle <dekle@...>
 

If you helped out last year with the Build-a-Thon session and would like to do it again this year, please let me know.
Willingness to stay for the duration of the session would be appreciated.

Bill
KV6Z


Registration attendees are showing up

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi All, thanks to Tom -W0MFQ, the registrations are being individually moved over to the webpage.


If yours is not listed LATER in the day, then let me know, please.

The computer code gremlin fix is in the works!

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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Re: Ozarkcon registration attendees listings

Walter - K5EST
 

GM Chuck, don't think you can get back into the page to do a print.

However, we are working on the gremlin computer code to release the listings.

As soon as things are solved, I will post an email to this reflector.

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 9:31 AM Chuck Skolaut via Groups.Io <cbmis=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Walter,

I registered myself, KØBOG and my wife, KC1IHS this morning. I printed out my wife's registration but forgot to print mine, is it possible for me to get back to that? I did receive acknowledgement from PayPal for both registrations. Thanks for all your work on this year's event and for being able to hold it at Stone Castle again, we really enjoyed it last year for the first time.

73,

Chuck KØBOG

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1:45:34 PM UTC, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


GM All, well to use an old term from Analog Television, we are experiencing "Technical Difficulties" with the computer code to trigger the registrations listings.

Your registration entries are being recorded but not entered into the Ocon listing page. Just to give you an idea, as of 11 PM Pacific time, 40 registrations, 14 kit builds and 6 Ocon U signups. There are more this morning.

We have the Master working with the problem so you will soon see a big fill-up of the registration attendee list.

Please give us a chance to find the little computer code gremlin and all will be well.

Thank you all for supporting 4SQRP and Ozarkcon!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved  Specialty Operating Convention
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Re: Ozarkcon registration attendees listings

Chuck Skolaut
 


Hi Walter,

I registered myself, KØBOG and my wife, KC1IHS this morning. I printed out my wife's registration but forgot to print mine, is it possible for me to get back to that? I did receive acknowledgement from PayPal for both registrations. Thanks for all your work on this year's event and for being able to hold it at Stone Castle again, we really enjoyed it last year for the first time.

73,

Chuck KØBOG

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1:45:34 PM UTC, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


GM All, well to use an old term from Analog Television, we are experiencing "Technical Difficulties" with the computer code to trigger the registrations listings.

Your registration entries are being recorded but not entered into the Ocon listing page. Just to give you an idea, as of 11 PM Pacific time, 40 registrations, 14 kit builds and 6 Ocon U signups. There are more this morning.

We have the Master working with the problem so you will soon see a big fill-up of the registration attendee list.

Please give us a chance to find the little computer code gremlin and all will be well.

Thank you all for supporting 4SQRP and Ozarkcon!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved  Specialty Operating Convention
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Ozarkcon registration attendees listings

Walter - K5EST
 

GM All, well to use an old term from Analog Television, we are experiencing "Technical Difficulties" with the computer code to trigger the registrations listings.

Your registration entries are being recorded but not entered into the Ocon listing page. Just to give you an idea, as of 11 PM Pacific time, 40 registrations, 14 kit builds and 6 Ocon U signups. There are more this morning.

We have the Master working with the problem so you will soon see a big fill-up of the registration attendee list.

Please give us a chance to find the little computer code gremlin and all will be well.

Thank you all for supporting 4SQRP and Ozarkcon!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
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