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Re: Sending Messages

Tim N9PUZ
 

Dale --

You can send messages to the 4SQRP group by addressing them to:  main@4SQRP.groups.io

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Co-Moderator


Sending Messages

Dale WB8WOJ <wb8woj@...>
 

Wish to send messages to the Group .

          Tks Dale wb8woj 


Kansas and New Jersey on the 40m Net?

dekle <dekle@...>
 

There were some really good responses (both on this reflector and on the Digital net) that addressed the problem with the Wednesday night 40m Net. Thank you everybody for your suggestions. I took a look at VOACAP and can clearly see that there is a very small window for reliable 40m communications for both close-in and distant stations at the same time. Take a look at the attached word document and you’ll see that the overlap for ≥ 80% reliability between my QTH and Kansas, and my QTH and New Jersey is between 2100z to 2345z. (The green line is 40m.) All stations were set to dipole antennas at 33 ft. and 5w power.

This poses a big problem.

Until conditions improve for us, there will be a conflict between operator availability and propagation.

2100z is 3 p.m. CST and 4 p.m. EST.

2345z is 5:45 p.m. CST and 6:45 p.m. EST.

 

Let’s try this as a one-time experiment:

I’ll call the 40m CW net 4 times this Wednesday and the results will help determine if a seasonal time change for the regularly scheduled net is warranted.

5 p.m. CST      (2300z)

6 p.m. CST      (0000z)

7 p.m. CST      (0100z)

8 p.m. CST      (0200z)

A QSO will be interpreted as a “vote” for that time. Please check into as many of these nets as you can.

 

I’ll be on or near 7122 kHz at 5w.

Remember - vote early and vote often.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z


FYBO is upon us!!

JW Stevens
 

The Arizona guys are all geared up and headed out to White Tanks Park for FYBO for what promises to be a reasonably nice day. Some possibility for rain... ( Editorial comment:  Yeah, right).  Please see the important information near the end of this email.

Here's the skinny on the ScQRPions from K7DD

"FYBO IS UPON US! TOMORROW! PACK UP THE GEAR AND HEAD TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

Norm, N9AV and I (K7DD) will be at White Tanks Park west of Phoenix about 7AM to get setup. We will be using the club call NQ7RP. There are Bonus points for working NQ7RP.
The gear will be a K3 at 5W, new 40AHr Lithium Battery Box, and my triband vertical mounted to an outpost. A second PAR tribander will be available as well on a Jackite pole. 
Hopefully we will start on 40M to catch some of the folks on the East Coast and then switch to 20M. 
On the Hour and Half-hour we will spend a few minutes checking out 15M for activity.  Yes, I know, wishful thinking but there could be a band opening so it's worth the check.
The plan is to hang in there all day but there is a possibility of rain. First lightning we see will call an end to the operation.

Hope you all make it on the air for FYBO!"

For those in the really cold climes, PLEASE do not endanger yourselves.  Go inside and operate from there.  You will have plenty of low scoring company.  As much as we warm weather guys like to see your teeth chatter in the colder regions while we cavort around in shorts, we do NOT want anyone hurt.

Please take a very few minutes after the event to fill out your scoring summary at the following website courtesy of Diz W8DIZ of Kits and Parts.  Rules are available here also.  Scroll down to ScQRPions, click and enter your score AND your comments, links to pix, or even pix.  You will see all the other entered scores following your entry.  Check back frequently to see updated scores. You can sort this sheet six ways from Sunday!  Thanks, Diz!!
http://qrpcontest.com/
NQ7RP/5 or perhaps /M may be on the air sporadically depending on my ability to steal time and a place to throw wire up in the air somewhere. 
Hope to see you on the air Saturday!
73 John K5JS


FS: QRP radios

sigcom1
 

Hello,

I am posting the following on behalf of a dear friend of mine.  
 
All equipment is in very good physical and electrical condition and has been 
bench tested for proper operation.
 
All prices are FIRM and include insured shipping within the U.S..
 
(1.)
A&A 40 Meters 5W QRP CW transceiver.  Gary Breed design kitted by A & A Engineering.
There are two of these units, each one in a slightly different housing.
$85.00 per unit.
 
(2.)
Hendricks QRP Kits PFR-3A, 3-band QRP CW transceiver.  Has the optional battery status
indicator (BSI) and knurled knob housing screws.  Includes printed manual.
$190.00.
 
(3.) 
Oak Hills Research (OHR) QRP Spirit 40 Meters 5W CW transceiver.
$95.00.
 
(4.)
Ten-Tec Argonaut 509, 5-band CW/SSB transceiver.  This classic QRP radio is as it was 
manufactured by T-T; NO modifications have been performed.  Includes printed schematic
diagram.
$295.00.
 
Photographs of the equipment can be viewed here: < https://www.flickr.com/photos/16840480@N02/albums >
Only the radios in the "QRP Radios For Sale" album are available for purchase.
 
If you wish to purchase, please email: < mjs6.mer@... >
If you have questions regarding the equipment only, please email: < 42smithsm@... >
 
Please reply by direct email ONLY.  Replies to the List/Group will be ignored.
 
Thank you and 73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL


Re: 2 New kits in stock!

N8DAH <Dherron@...>
 

Just put up a short video on the keyers

https://youtu.be/zHX55hCWdCI
--
David

  N8DAH

Kit-Projects.com

Shop now open!

 


Re: ZZRX40 L1 3.3 uH

Jim Pruitt
 

Terry (WA0ITP) he had sent me a message a little earlier saying it is in/from the Hilltopper20.  I ran out of the 3.3uh chokes but just this week had Joy order a few more.  Dave B has those right now so I will pull one out of a kit and send it to him and then replace that when I get them from Dave.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 2/1/2019 9:42 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
Terry, I presume you are building the ZZRX40 rcvr. 

The kitter, AC0BQ, may have an extra in the overflow parts stock and can send a replacement .  I'll copy him on this note

If he doesn't, here is the Digikey part number as noted in the parts list.  78F3R3J-RC-ND  They have a boatload in stock.

Good luck and have fun.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 2/1/2019 11:18 AM, KM6KJE wrote:
I was putting in the 3.3 uH inductor and pulled the lead out of it (L1) so  I replace it with a lesser tolerance. The one you sent me happens to be gold and the one I put in is silver. The gains control does not work as well as the other kit that I bought from you I was wondering where to get one as I tried a number of places all I can get are silver, not gold. thanks



Re: ZZRX40 L1 3.3 uH

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I should Have some.
Reply with your shipping info please, Terry.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:42 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Terry, I presume you are building the ZZRX40 rcvr. 

The kitter, AC0BQ, may have an extra in the overflow parts stock and can send a replacement .  I'll copy him on this note

If he doesn't, here is the Digikey part number as noted in the parts list.  78F3R3J-RC-ND  They have a boatload in stock.

Good luck and have fun.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 2/1/2019 11:18 AM, KM6KJE wrote:
I was putting in the 3.3 uH inductor and pulled the lead out of it (L1) so  I replace it with a lesser tolerance. The one you sent me happens to be gold and the one I put in is silver. The gains control does not work as well as the other kit that I bought from you I was wondering where to get one as I tried a number of places all I can get are silver, not gold. thanks

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ZZRX40 L1 3.3 uH

WA0ITP
 

Terry, I presume you are building the ZZRX40 rcvr. 

The kitter, AC0BQ, may have an extra in the overflow parts stock and can send a replacement .  I'll copy him on this note

If he doesn't, here is the Digikey part number as noted in the parts list.  78F3R3J-RC-ND  They have a boatload in stock.

Good luck and have fun.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 2/1/2019 11:18 AM, KM6KJE wrote:

I was putting in the 3.3 uH inductor and pulled the lead out of it (L1) so  I replace it with a lesser tolerance. The one you sent me happens to be gold and the one I put in is silver. The gains control does not work as well as the other kit that I bought from you I was wondering where to get one as I tried a number of places all I can get are silver, not gold. thanks


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/09/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

KM6KJE
 

I was putting in the 3.3 uH inductor and pulled the lead out of it (L1) so  I replace it with a lesser tolerance. The one you sent me happens to be gold and the one I put in is silver. The gains control does not work as well as the other kit that I bought from you I was wondering where to get one as I tried a number of places all I can get are silver, not gold. thanks


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/30/2019 #cal-notice

David Wilcox
 

There are many gray line map programs and aps that are great to help you decide when to get on the bands.  Just look around to find the one you like.

Dave K8WPE

On Jan 31, 2019, at 11:02 AM, Daniel Reynolds <daniel.reynolds73@...> wrote:

My $0.02.

Your best time to convene both regionally and cross country on 40m will depend on local sunset. In the winter months, that's going to be closer to 5-6pm. Much later in the summer (8-9pm). 80m will be the next best option about an hour after local sunset. The grey line is your friend as a QRP op. 

73,
Daniel/AA0NI
(On DMR these days ... listening mostly ... between work and family obligations)


info to use sked page

Ruth A Mumaw
 

Hello all,  Never used a sked page before and cannot find any explanation or directions about using SKCC Sked page. Any help will be appreciated.   Russ   K3NLT


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/30/2019 #cal-notice

Daniel Reynolds
 

My $0.02.

Your best time to convene both regionally and cross country on 40m will depend on local sunset. In the winter months, that's going to be closer to 5-6pm. Much later in the summer (8-9pm). 80m will be the next best option about an hour after local sunset. The grey line is your friend as a QRP op. 

73,
Daniel/AA0NI
(On DMR these days ... listening mostly ... between work and family obligations)


Re: Murania Kits FS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Morning Lauri
We are very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

As for the radio items you want to sell,
You are more than welcome to post them here on the list.

If your not sure what some items are,
Send a picture and someone will
Be glad to assist you.

Very 73
Johnny AC0BQ 
Again we’re sorry for your loss.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:09 AM Greg Mayberry <gregab5px@...> wrote:
Hello all,

I'm writing to let you know that Greg passed away last week of colon cancer, so I'll remove him from this list soon. If any of you know where I can sell some of his radios please let me know.
On another uncomfortable note, just get your colonoscopies. You do not want what he had. He was only 55.

Blessings,
Lauri 

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Re: 80 m net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Karl
I was running 10 watts at 7:40,
But I cut back to 5 watts at 8:30.
Thanks for the report.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:37 AM Karl Schwab via Groups.Io <ktschwab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Johnny, 

I heard you on 80m at 9:00 EST here in MI Weds, you were about a 339.  What power were you using?  de Karl, KO8S

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎30‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎48‎:‎52‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group 
I got on at around 7:40 and called cq just to test the waters. 
I got a quick reply from a station in TN. 
The main difference i noticed was lower a lower qrn level at this time? 

My results at 8:30 was Chas W2SH and he was very weak. 
I'm off duty next week as NCS due to my other monthly commitment, but 
I am thinking if trying the next at 7:30 local or 1:30 z in two weeks. 

Thanks 
72 Johnny AC0BQ

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Re: 80 m net

Karl Schwab
 

Hi Johnny, 

I heard you on 80m at 9:00 EST here in MI Weds, you were about a 339.  What power were you using?  de Karl, KO8S

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎30‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎48‎:‎52‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group 
I got on at around 7:40 and called cq just to test the waters. 
I got a quick reply from a station in TN. 
The main difference i noticed was lower a lower qrn level at this time? 

My results at 8:30 was Chas W2SH and he was very weak. 
I'm off duty next week as NCS due to my other monthly commitment, but 
I am thinking if trying the next at 7:30 local or 1:30 z in two weeks. 

Thanks 
72 Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Murania Kits FS

Greg Mayberry <gregab5px@...>
 

Hello all,

I'm writing to let you know that Greg passed away last week of colon cancer, so I'll remove him from this list soon. If any of you know where I can sell some of his radios please let me know.
On another uncomfortable note, just get your colonoscopies. You do not want what he had. He was only 55.

Blessings,
Lauri 


late check in

Robert
 

THANKS TO WAYNE N9EGT, WHO CHECKED IN A LITTLE LATE BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER HI HI

73'S

BERT

N0YJ


DMR NET

Robert
 

THANKS TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

AC0BQ JOHNNY

WW9H JIM

KV6Z BILL

WG5F ED

NK80 CHARLES

N0TGR DICK

KD9MDL BILL

73'S

BERT

N0YJ


I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL NEXT WEEK


Re: 40m & 80m nets

Paul Goemans
 

So,
  Nothing heard on 40 meters.
  Started 15 minutes early calling CQ on 80 meters, but got no response. The Reverse Beacon Network spotted me a bunch of times, mostly East and West coasts. At net time no net heard on 80 meters.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: w2sh@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:48 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m & 80m nets
 
Was a couple of minutes late getting tuned up on 40m, but nothing was heard.
 
80m was a different story.  ACØBQ had the best signal I've heard from him this season, RST 579 most of the time with QSB down to 549.  I only got a 339 so condx not so great there.
 
Temp now plus 6 in NJ, but that's probably roasty toasty compared to you guys.
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH