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Re: Extraordinary dining at College of the Ozarks, on break from Ozarkcon

Jim Parks
 

The Keeter Center dining room at Collage of the Ozarks has a wonderful Sunday brunch in addition to their normal great fine dining. The service is exceptional and the food is fantastic. A lot of it is produced on the College farm where students work. Also their home-made ice cream is the best. As a Branson resident, I can highly recommend both locations for great fine dining.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

The other excellent fine dining establishment is the dining room at the Chateau on the Lake hotel. Pricy but excellent.

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Brown
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:02 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Extraordinary dining at College of the Ozarks, on break from Ozarkcon

 

All,
The College of the Ozarks is just south of Branson and its students are all on a
work/study full scholarships. None of these students pay tuition.

More than a few  students work 15 hrs/wk in their school's dining facility "on scholarship."

https://www.keetercenter.edu/Dining.aspx

Larry, NS4Q, and I will be seeking this place out again for fine dining at every opportunity.
We split the "smoked prime rib" and pay a small charge for extra veggies for dinner.
Lunch is a little "lighter."

Hope to see you there!

72/73,
Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO

PS- I am a MIZZOU alumnus (MSEE- '70))



Extraordinary dining at College of the Ozarks, on break from Ozarkcon

Jerry Brown
 

All,
The College of the Ozarks is just south of Branson and its students are all on a
work/study full scholarships. None of these students pay tuition.

More than a few  students work 15 hrs/wk in their school's dining facility "on scholarship."

https://www.keetercenter.edu/Dining.aspx

Larry, NS4Q, and I will be seeking this place out again for fine dining at every opportunity.
We split the "smoked prime rib" and pay a small charge for extra veggies for dinner.
Lunch is a little "lighter."

Hope to see you there!

72/73,
Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO, ex-HL9EO

PS- I am a MIZZOU alumnus (MSEE- '70))




Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Frank Perkins
 

Gary, Kentucky is beautiful.
If you get a chance, go North on 31W a little ways to West Point.
As a teenager, I spent time there with my grandfather who lived about 2 blocks from the river. I was born and raised in Lexington.
Small world.
Frank N6CES

On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 9:41 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes, of course, however there is a mentality afoot that repeatedly attacks FT8  (and other things they don't understand, not taking time to get the facts).  This is quite rampant and it's difficult to separate the humor from the haters. Sorry if I overreacted. I use FT8 quite regularly and find it quite awesome. For those that don't support FT8 or other modes, please don't belittle those that do. I am sure that is reciprocal in that each amateur makes personal choices. Check out FT8. You will like it. FT8 fits in perfectly for QRP and QRPp work as it is a weak signal mode. Soapbox off.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


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Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Gary E. Kohtala
 


Yes, of course, however there is a mentality afoot that repeatedly attacks FT8  (and other things they don't understand, not taking time to get the facts).  This is quite rampant and it's difficult to separate the humor from the haters. Sorry if I overreacted. I use FT8 quite regularly and find it quite awesome. For those that don't support FT8 or other modes, please don't belittle those that do. I am sure that is reciprocal in that each amateur makes personal choices. Check out FT8. You will like it. FT8 fits in perfectly for QRP and QRPp work as it is a weak signal mode. Soapbox off.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


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Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

W0EAX
 

Frank
Having just retired as an IT Manager and been involved with networks, government radio systems and cellphones, I see a lot of truth in which you write. Having been a ham operator since 1957, I have witnessed many operating system changes. I don’t see to much fairy dust in your writing. Case in point, Echo Link (networking), the J Modes, FT8, once again computer networking(my thoughts) and we now have cellphones that are also being used as 2 meter/440 transceivers. 
Your writing was very clever.
I have a camera that sometimes makes telephone calls ( i7 Plus)
Ron, W0EAX


On Mar 16, 2019, at 1:36 PM, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

I thought Frank’s definition so funny I sent it out to the 3 local clubs that I belong to..... believe it or not some thought Frank was serious !

It is close though ?

John
KK4ITX 

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

On Mar 16, 2019, at 12:32, Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:

Good morning Gary,
I was just joking around while sorting out all the wire jumpers in my rigblaster duo.
I thought I'd thrown enough fairy dust in my story to make it funny, but not believable.  Maybe not.
Frank


On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 8:35 AM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Maybe we should all have plans to make a spark gap transmitter for the day the space aliens come and use EMP to shut us down. Like in the movies. Grin

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:25:25 AM EDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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





On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

John - KK4ITX
 

I thought Frank’s definition so funny I sent it out to the 3 local clubs that I belong to..... believe it or not some thought Frank was serious !

It is close though ?

John
KK4ITX 

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

On Mar 16, 2019, at 12:32, Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:

Good morning Gary,
I was just joking around while sorting out all the wire jumpers in my rigblaster duo.
I thought I'd thrown enough fairy dust in my story to make it funny, but not believable.  Maybe not.
Frank


On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 8:35 AM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Maybe we should all have plans to make a spark gap transmitter for the day the space aliens come and use EMP to shut us down. Like in the movies. Grin

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:25:25 AM EDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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





On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Frank Perkins
 

Good morning Gary,
I was just joking around while sorting out all the wire jumpers in my rigblaster duo.
I thought I'd thrown enough fairy dust in my story to make it funny, but not believable.  Maybe not.
Frank


On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 8:35 AM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Maybe we should all have plans to make a spark gap transmitter for the day the space aliens come and use EMP to shut us down. Like in the movies. Grin

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:25:25 AM EDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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





On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Brian Crittendon
 

Maybe we should all have plans to make a spark gap transmitter for the day the space aliens come and use EMP to shut us down. Like in the movies. Grin

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:25:25 AM EDT, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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





On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Five days left to register for Ozarkcon

Walter - K5EST
 

GM All, we are at the critical time for registration to Ozarkcon. With 5 days remaining events are getting filled and if you have not contacted the hotel then getting a room at the event headquarters is also near full capacity.

Some folks have chosen to snail mail in their monies but it must reach us before the registration closing or you loose your events choice. Paying at the Ozarkcon registration booth window is not an option if you have selected events with seating limits.

Looks like another wonderful weekend of QRP fun and getting to see friends again.

See you all at Branson........ it's gonna be fun!

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



Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Duane Brayton
 

Gary,
Do you not understand humor?

On Mar 15, 2019, at 23:39, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Jim Parks
 

Albert Einstein once said “People fear what they do not understand and condemn what they fear”

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 10:39 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] DMR at Ozarkcon

 

Frank,

 

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.

I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts

and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.

There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op

must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about

FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.

Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets

attacked. That is sad, indeed.

 

Best regards,

 

Gary, K7EK

 


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

That's a pretty good one Walter !!

I've not heard the 'SOB' thing, that funny.

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 3/16/2019 01:25, Walter - K5EST wrote:
Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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




On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Walter - K5EST
 

Well now I have a little radio in the works.....some call a SOB (shack on a belt) 
and it also has a do-dad that tells me where I be at.......well I paid $200 bucks 
to have a thing tell me where I am AT.......sheesh! It oughta have a deal that 
can read my mind (the clean thoughts anyway) and talk to whoever is on the 
other end of the QSO.

This thing, SOB, don't even have a hose connect to use my straight key or 
Bug. It also don't do that FT8 deal, guess cuz their ain't no keyboard. I miss 
RTTY and wonder where it ran off to?

Ham Radio is just not movin forward but now sideways.......yup, very soon 
newbies can just jump in the InteruptNet and get their Ham license. Now, ain't 
that where loosing control that made the CB thing gone sideways?

Maybe it's time to clean the contacts on the Spark transmitter so the sun 
will not bother my transmissions :-)

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





On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:39 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Frank,

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.
I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts
and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.
There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op
must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about
FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.
Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets
attacked. That is sad, indeed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Frank Perkins
 

Hi Larry,
Yep, I agree, ham radio as developed over the years. Got my ticket at 14 in 1954. Many years of fun.
Just thought I'd relay my 78 year old understanding of the explanation I got when I asked about DMR.
Kinda like my understanding of FT8, a great thing for the low sunspot cycle.
Wow, who would have guessed everyone could type in a little preamble with call, location, and a few other tidbits, computer holds it, you push a start button and go to bed. All the computers control the rigs, search for qualifying contacts according to a selection criteria, calls cq, makes contact, exchanges pertinent information with the qualifying station's computer, compiles a log with contacts, signal strengths, etc., and prints out a tally sheet for your morning satisfaction, congratulating you on a job well done! :-)
Did I miss anything?
Frank


On Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 7:13 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Great stuff Larry!
Hope we QSO sometime.
All best to you and yours.
Enjoying my Holltoper 20 and Ham Radio after years QRT to the MAX.
73
W6BOW
Don
San Francisco 


On Mar 15, 2019, at 6:53 PM, Larry Hastings <larry7hastings7@...> wrote:

Hi Frank
Yes Frank, you are absolutely right.
Ham Radio is always changing. It started with a straight key and then along came the "bug's & keyers". How lazy can you get, and it was harder to adjust.  It didn't stop there. Along came AM, FM, SSB, SSTV, RTTY and 100 different kinds or Digital modes (FT-8, JT-65 etc.). My Ham Rig has 136 menu's and 5 ways to scan memory. I still just write the frequency down on a piece of paper and dial it in.
God blessed me with two girls, one was a piece of cake, the other one is 35 and I still don't understand her, but I still love her. I also use the internet every day but have no idea why we need https://. I think it's some kind of code.
DMR may last or it may not. But our hobby is one where you can always learn something new. Even an old dog like me. 73
Larry  AB0AH


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

W6BOW
 

Great stuff Larry!
Hope we QSO sometime.
All best to you and yours.
Enjoying my Holltoper 20 and Ham Radio after years QRT to the MAX.
73
W6BOW
Don
San Francisco 


On Mar 15, 2019, at 6:53 PM, Larry Hastings <larry7hastings7@...> wrote:

Hi Frank
Yes Frank, you are absolutely right.
Ham Radio is always changing. It started with a straight key and then along came the "bug's & keyers". How lazy can you get, and it was harder to adjust.  It didn't stop there. Along came AM, FM, SSB, SSTV, RTTY and 100 different kinds or Digital modes (FT-8, JT-65 etc.). My Ham Rig has 136 menu's and 5 ways to scan memory. I still just write the frequency down on a piece of paper and dial it in.
God blessed me with two girls, one was a piece of cake, the other one is 35 and I still don't understand her, but I still love her. I also use the internet every day but have no idea why we need https://. I think it's some kind of code.
DMR may last or it may not. But our hobby is one where you can always learn something new. Even an old dog like me. 73
Larry  AB0AH


Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Larry Hastings
 

Hi Frank
Yes Frank, you are absolutely right.
Ham Radio is always changing. It started with a straight key and then along came the "bug's & keyers". How lazy can you get, and it was harder to adjust.  It didn't stop there. Along came AM, FM, SSB, SSTV, RTTY and 100 different kinds or Digital modes (FT-8, JT-65 etc.). My Ham Rig has 136 menu's and 5 ways to scan memory. I still just write the frequency down on a piece of paper and dial it in.
God blessed me with two girls, one was a piece of cake, the other one is 35 and I still don't understand her, but I still love her. I also use the internet every day but have no idea why we need https://. I think it's some kind of code.
DMR may last or it may not. But our hobby is one where you can always learn something new. Even an old dog like me. 73
Larry  AB0AH


Re: OzarkCon Hidden Oscillator Hunt Prizes

Karl Schwab
 

I like the tube stuff, but then again, I grew up with making Heathkits, which I still operate (SB-220) and are still on the air!  I just bought a very nice Heathkit Two (2-meter AM QRP) with mic and xtal, for $10.00; the tubes and xtal are worth more than that!  Bring on the tube kit twins! 73, KO8S, Karl

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM John T. Fitzer <John.fitzer@...> wrote:

Good afternoon all I have a question and hope someone in the club can help. I was watching Ham Nation last night and in Bob Heils segment he was demonstrating his new Ameco AC1  transmitter kit. As part of the segment he showed a web page that shower a receiver kit to match the AC1 transmitter. The model # appears to be RX1. I can’t find any info on it and wonder if anyone out there has information. The price for the AC1 is over 200.00 so it is a little expensive, but I think it would be cool to operate a vintage tube station  that I built. I have built a lot of regen solid state receivers and have looked at low voltage tube regen designs. The one I think I’ll build uses a 12BA6 in a Hartley circuit with regen control by a pot in the screen. Maybe a good kit idea for the group with a matching tube xmitter. Anyway any thoughts?

John W3BNO

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of dekle
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] OzarkCon Hidden Oscillator Hunt Prizes

 

The prizes this year for the Hidden Oscillator Hunt will be $50 gift certificates for TAYDA electronics.
They have kits and more electronic parts than you can shake a stick at.
Check them out at:  https://www.taydaelectronics.com/
(I may enter the hunt myself for 50 bucks worth of kits and parts !!!)

See you at Branson,

Bill
KV6Z


Re: OzarkCon Hidden Oscillator Hunt Prizes

John T. Fitzer
 

Good afternoon all I have a question and hope someone in the club can help. I was watching Ham Nation last night and in Bob Heils segment he was demonstrating his new Ameco AC1  transmitter kit. As part of the segment he showed a web page that shower a receiver kit to match the AC1 transmitter. The model # appears to be RX1. I can’t find any info on it and wonder if anyone out there has information. The price for the AC1 is over 200.00 so it is a little expensive, but I think it would be cool to operate a vintage tube station  that I built. I have built a lot of regen solid state receivers and have looked at low voltage tube regen designs. The one I think I’ll build uses a 12BA6 in a Hartley circuit with regen control by a pot in the screen. Maybe a good kit idea for the group with a matching tube xmitter. Anyway any thoughts?

John W3BNO

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of dekle
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] OzarkCon Hidden Oscillator Hunt Prizes

 

The prizes this year for the Hidden Oscillator Hunt will be $50 gift certificates for TAYDA electronics.
They have kits and more electronic parts than you can shake a stick at.
Check them out at:  https://www.taydaelectronics.com/
(I may enter the hunt myself for 50 bucks worth of kits and parts !!!)

See you at Branson,

Bill
KV6Z


OzarkCon Hidden Oscillator Hunt Prizes

dekle <dekle@...>
 

The prizes this year for the Hidden Oscillator Hunt will be $50 gift certificates for TAYDA electronics.
They have kits and more electronic parts than you can shake a stick at.
Check them out at:  https://www.taydaelectronics.com/
(I may enter the hunt myself for 50 bucks worth of kits and parts !!!)

See you at Branson,

Bill
KV6Z