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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/16/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 16 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: On Air Operating

Carl Gansen
 

I know my view might be an over-simplification but in general QRP sucess is dependant on NOT getting run
over by big signals, and moving around and listening. Avoiding the 1 Khz "channels" tends to put you in a place
that others don't use and in a place where those tuning/listening for weaker signals are more likely to find you.
QRP enthusiasts, like the 4 States group, the Flying Pigs...  seem to understand this  very well and it is part of
why I enjoy participating in their events.

I offer, as a bit of evidence, for the 1 Khz channel theory, is that I routinely call CQ in between integer Khz frequencies
and I fairly often get a reply way off frequency and if I check, it's on the nearest whole Khz.  In a few cases, the replying
station told me that I was off frequency. 

It is an interesting phenomenom to me. Maybe, it's my early novice days where I'd call CQ and look +/- as much as
10 Khz for a reply because, back then,  we  novices were all rockbound.  I was anxious for the day that I upgraded and
could spin a big knob on my radio and move to another frequency and not be stuck on a "channel" defined by the few
precious crystals I could afford as a kid.

72
Carl WB0CFF


Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

I hope everyone had a chance to record their scores, because I tabulated the results this morning.  The winner for January is Carl, WB0CFF, which seems fairly normal.  Carl will receive his January certificate shortly.  In 2nd place is a newcomer, Gary, K4VIG, who just recently joined 4SQRP.  Welcome, Gary.  We could use more competition.  Hope you become a regular.

There were 14 people total who participated.  A couple had nothing to show for their efforts.  Keep trying.  The point totals are about half of what they were last year, which might be a result of the poor propagation conditions.  Remember, the more participants we get, the better your chance of snaring a contact or two.

72 until next month,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: On Air Operating

Gary KF7WNS
 

Thanks Carl, good to have a bit narrower spectrum to search for those elusive QRP signals in. I'll keep an eye on 1811-1814.
Last night on 80, I called QRL four times before I called CQ and finished with a string of dits on top of me. So I moved up two and tried over again fully expecting that that was his frequency too.

72
Gary/KF7WNS

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 5:49 PM Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...> wrote:
Hello Gary,

I tend to avoid integer value frequencies like 1810 Khz, 1813 Khz...  In this day of digital dials, settling on an integer value
increases the chance that someone will inform you that you are on THEIR frequency, or have someone tune up over you
or call CQ on top of you.  With the exception of QRP guys or contesters, it seems everybody else has gone to 1 Khz channels.
My efforts seem to be more fruitful using frequencies like 1811.65 or 1811.35 or some such value...Being far enough from the 
1 Khz "channels" that my selectivity can ignore them, yet carry on a QSO.  The region from 1811 to 1814 has been good QRP
calling area for me. 

73
Carl WB0CFF


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/16/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 16 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: On Air Operating

Carl Gansen
 

Hello Gary,

I tend to avoid integer value frequencies like 1810 Khz, 1813 Khz...  In this day of digital dials, settling on an integer value
increases the chance that someone will inform you that you are on THEIR frequency, or have someone tune up over you
or call CQ on top of you.  With the exception of QRP guys or contesters, it seems everybody else has gone to 1 Khz channels.
My efforts seem to be more fruitful using frequencies like 1811.65 or 1811.35 or some such value...Being far enough from the 
1 Khz "channels" that my selectivity can ignore them, yet carry on a QSO.  The region from 1811 to 1814 has been good QRP
calling area for me. 

73
Carl WB0CFF


On Air Operating

Gary KF7WNS
 

I have a question: 
What frequency is being used on 160M? 1813.5 and 1835 are being used by SKCC  - 1816 is popular with PWN QRP guys - 1810 and 1820 are also popular with QRP groups. Do the 4SQRP members have a favorite hangout? 
Propagation is really favoring lower bands. Last night I got better spots on 160 than I did on 80. That gives me some encouragement during this period in our solar cycle.

Gary/KF7WNS


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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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