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Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Well, the 1st month of the 2019 Second Sunday Sprint is finished. Now it's time to tally the results.  If possible, enter your score by tonight.  I have a busy day Wednesday and would really prefer to have the results "in the books" by some time tomorrow.  Actually, since entering your score is no big deal, let's try to always make the following day the deadline for entering it.  That will give me an extra day to put together the results and make the certificates. Also this year, I plan to use the results exactly as they are entered on the qrpcontest website.  Please keep the link you are sent, in the event you make a mistake, because I will no longer manually correct any errors.  If you make a mistake and are unable to correct it (because you lost the link, for example), you will still be eligible for monthly awards, but not for the overall annual award.  It wouldn't be fair.

As with the last few years, enter your score by going to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok Joe 
I understand! 
The band Is looong! 
MN and PA are on the air! 
cul 
Johnny 

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:26 PM W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:
hi Johnny,
I would but don't have an 80 meter antenna now.  Been trying to work 40 and 20 but not hearing anything cw or ssb…  It is really punk here..  Sri, wish I had an 80 meter antenna.
Joe  W0MQY


On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:18 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Hey Joe 
lets try 3.564?
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:
Boy total wipe out here in SE Kansas..   Not hearing a single 4s signal..  band seems really dead
72/73  Joe  W0MQY

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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



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



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


Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 #cal-notice

W0MQY
 

hi Johnny,
I would but don't have an 80 meter antenna now.  Been trying to work 40 and 20 but not hearing anything cw or ssb…  It is really punk here..  Sri, wish I had an 80 meter antenna.
Joe  W0MQY


On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:18 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Hey Joe 
lets try 3.564?
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:
Boy total wipe out here in SE Kansas..   Not hearing a single 4s signal..  band seems really dead
72/73  Joe  W0MQY

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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



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



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


Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Joe 
lets try 3.564?
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:
Boy total wipe out here in SE Kansas..   Not hearing a single 4s signal..  band seems really dead
72/73  Joe  W0MQY

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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



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


Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 #cal-notice

W0MQY
 

Boy total wipe out here in SE Kansas..   Not hearing a single 4s signal..  band seems really dead
72/73  Joe  W0MQY

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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



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


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 #cal-notice

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

View Event


Re: Second Sunday Sprint

John - KK4ITX
 

Just check the On Air Activity on the 4S website, scroll down to SSS....... it’s all there including the rules of engagement.

John
KK4ITX 

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

On Jan 12, 2019, at 17:09, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Michael:
See the rules.  They are posted on both the 4SQRP website (4sqrp.com) as well as on the score reporting website (qrpcontest.com).

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 1/12/19 3:33 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
I have never before had a chance to try SSS. Is there a list of preferred ssb and cw frequencies on 20 and 40?

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 20:43 jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the reminder John, ya gotta love it !  I’m in First ;-).

I try to do the SSS each month.  This time the first half or so I’ll try SSB on 20m and then switch to CW (10w, 5w) .

Thanks for your efforts in the SSS?

John
KK4ITX

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

> On Jan 11, 2019, at 21:33, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
>
> I know you are getting automated reminders now, but I thought I'd remind everyone that the score spreadsheet has been reset.  Everyone in the club is tied for 1st place.  Also, everyone in the club is tied for last place.  We all have an equal chance to win the coveted (but cheap) 4SQRP certificate.  If you wish to seriously compete in the 2019 SSS, you need to get on the air every month if possible. If that's not possible, remember that there are monthly winners as well.  Each month you have an equal chance to finish first, regardless of your activity (or lack thereof) the rest of the year.
>
> 72,
> John, AA0VE
> 4SQRP Contest Coordinator
>
>
>






Re: Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

Michael:
See the rules.  They are posted on both the 4SQRP website (4sqrp.com) as well as on the score reporting website (qrpcontest.com).

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 1/12/19 3:33 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
I have never before had a chance to try SSS. Is there a list of preferred ssb and cw frequencies on 20 and 40?

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 20:43 jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the reminder John, ya gotta love it !  I’m in First ;-).

I try to do the SSS each month.  This time the first half or so I’ll try SSB on 20m and then switch to CW (10w, 5w) .

Thanks for your efforts in the SSS?

John
KK4ITX

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

> On Jan 11, 2019, at 21:33, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
>
> I know you are getting automated reminders now, but I thought I'd remind everyone that the score spreadsheet has been reset.  Everyone in the club is tied for 1st place.  Also, everyone in the club is tied for last place.  We all have an equal chance to win the coveted (but cheap) 4SQRP certificate.  If you wish to seriously compete in the 2019 SSS, you need to get on the air every month if possible. If that's not possible, remember that there are monthly winners as well.  Each month you have an equal chance to finish first, regardless of your activity (or lack thereof) the rest of the year.
>
> 72,
> John, AA0VE
> 4SQRP Contest Coordinator
>
>
>






Re: Second Sunday Sprint

Michael McEwen
 

I have never before had a chance to try SSS. Is there a list of preferred ssb and cw frequencies on 20 and 40?


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 20:43 jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the reminder John, ya gotta love it !  I’m in First ;-).

I try to do the SSS each month.  This time the first half or so I’ll try SSB on 20m and then switch to CW (10w, 5w) .

Thanks for your efforts in the SSS?

John
KK4ITX

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

> On Jan 11, 2019, at 21:33, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
>
> I know you are getting automated reminders now, but I thought I'd remind everyone that the score spreadsheet has been reset.  Everyone in the club is tied for 1st place.  Also, everyone in the club is tied for last place.  We all have an equal chance to win the coveted (but cheap) 4SQRP certificate.  If you wish to seriously compete in the 2019 SSS, you need to get on the air every month if possible. If that's not possible, remember that there are monthly winners as well.  Each month you have an equal chance to finish first, regardless of your activity (or lack thereof) the rest of the year.
>
> 72,
> John, AA0VE
> 4SQRP Contest Coordinator
>
>
>





Re: Second Sunday Sprint

John - KK4ITX
 

Thanks for the reminder John, ya gotta love it ! I’m in First ;-).

I try to do the SSS each month. This time the first half or so I’ll try SSB on 20m and then switch to CW (10w, 5w) .

Thanks for your efforts in the SSS?

John
KK4ITX

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

On Jan 11, 2019, at 21:33, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

I know you are getting automated reminders now, but I thought I'd remind everyone that the score spreadsheet has been reset. Everyone in the club is tied for 1st place. Also, everyone in the club is tied for last place. We all have an equal chance to win the coveted (but cheap) 4SQRP certificate. If you wish to seriously compete in the 2019 SSS, you need to get on the air every month if possible. If that's not possible, remember that there are monthly winners as well. Each month you have an equal chance to finish first, regardless of your activity (or lack thereof) the rest of the year.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

I know you are getting automated reminders now, but I thought I'd remind everyone that the score spreadsheet has been reset.  Everyone in the club is tied for 1st place.  Also, everyone in the club is tied for last place.  We all have an equal chance to win the coveted (but cheap) 4SQRP certificate.  If you wish to seriously compete in the 2019 SSS, you need to get on the air every month if possible. If that's not possible, remember that there are monthly winners as well.  Each month you have an equal chance to finish first, regardless of your activity (or lack thereof) the rest of the year.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 01/13/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 13 January 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

View Event


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

I can believe that.  Working SKCC today, 40 meters was alive but died before sunset, and 80 meters was pretty dead when I finally gave up and shut down.  I did work 2 stations in France and New Zealand today on 20 meters, but NOT with 5 watts.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Jan 10, 2019, at 12:20 PM, Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi@...> wrote:

FOF2 was 2.2Mhz at Alpina MI.


Re: Homemade open-wire line for QRP (Trouble Free H.F. Hertz Antenna for the Apartment Dwelling Ham)

w2sh@...
 

The described open-wire feedlines seem fit only for light duty and probably indoor use.

Years ago I measured a 10-foot length of windowpane, so called "open-wire" line, and found it to be 58 percent closed because of the unnecessarily wide pieces that are between the open spaces.

I got a bag of bamboo skewers fom an Asian food store, cut them to 2.50" length with a 0.25" notch at each end.  I fitted #14 gauge soft drawn copper wire into the slots, securing it with a piece of 50 lb. Dacron kite line tied with a constrictor knot and then doped the knot with a small gloh of epoxy.  The bamboo spreaders were spaced at intentionally variable distances ranging from 9 to 13 inches. It survived several NJ winters.

With a yet-to-be erected antenna calling for a balanced feedline, my next open-wire will use the same method, but l will use hard-drawn #14 bare copper wire instead of soft drawn.  The idea is that with the hard drawn wire I can get by with longer distances between fewer spreaders.  This because the hard drawn wire will be more able to keep its shape and its spacing from its parallel conductor.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH






From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John <kk4itx@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:14
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Homemade open-wire line for QRP (Trouble Free H.F. Hertz Antenna for the Apartment Dwelling Ham)
 
What a read !

I too use magnet wire but (18ga) in fear of breaking from birds and wind but will give 26ga a go now that the tree is gone.  I have 100ft of 450 ladder that I may try also using foam pipe insulation to keep it away from the metal roof.

Thanks for sharing the link.

John, KK4ITX 


Re: Homemade open-wire line for QRP (Trouble Free H.F. Hertz Antenna for the Apartment Dwelling Ham)

Brian Crittendon
 

It also helps to twist the window line. WQ8S/Mark


Re: 40m Net

Brian Crittendon
 

FOF2 was 2.2Mhz at Alpina MI.


Re: Homemade open-wire line for QRP (Trouble Free H.F. Hertz Antenna for the Apartment Dwelling Ham)

John <kk4itx@...>
 

What a read !

I too use magnet wire but (18ga) in fear of breaking from birds and wind but will give 26ga a go now that the tree is gone.  I have 100ft of 450 ladder that I may try also using foam pipe insulation to keep it away from the metal roof.

Thanks for sharing the link.

John, KK4ITX 


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

Paul (WA9PWP) and I had a QSO about 15 minute before net time, but then I heard nothing at net time except a few scattered dits.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Jan 9, 2019, at 9:11 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Thanks for trying John.
Glad you could check into the net. 
QSB has been an issue lately. 
See you next week. 

73 
Bill 
KV6Z
 


On 09/01/2019 8:39 pm, jleahy00 via Groups.Io wrote:

Bill, 

It took a good 15 minutes before I could get enough of your preamble to consider a reply worth a try.  After we made contact your signal came booming in for a minute or so then faded. 

Thanks for your efforts, I hope that I'm showing some progress ! 

John 
KK4itx  

-------------------------
FROM: dekle <dekle@...>
TO: main@4SQRP.groups.io 
SENT: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:34 PM
SUBJECT: [4SQRP] 40m Net 

Slim Pickins tonight.

AB4QL     Barry     AL
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z 


DMR net

Robert
 

another great net thanks to all who participated and those who just listened

WG5F ED

WW9H JIM

K7EK GARRY

KB4QNR BOBBY

K0WDO WILL

N0MII JEFF

AA5TN GORDY

KB0UOA STEVE

KC0IJH JEFF

KC0NCK KEITH

N9EGT WAYNE

NK80 CHARLES

KC0HIO BRAD

AC0BQ JOHNNY


THANKS TO ALL AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT WEEK

73'S

BERT

N0YJ