Date   

Free Antenna Book

Walter - K5EST
 

via the Brazos Amateur Radio Club (BVARC)

copy/paste.....

Palomar Engineers has a free download of 

KURT SPEAKS OUT by Kurt Sterba

A 140 page compilation of columns appearing in WorldRadio 1999-2006

With Selected Additions by Palomar Engineers®

Courtesy of World Radio

 

www.palomar-engineers.com    Kurt Sterba's Korner

 

 

Me Every month World Radio magazine had an antenna column by Kurt Sterba (ghost writer, I assume).   His monthly columns debunked alot of the BS being touted as antenna theory and product claims.   He played no favorites.

 

Straight forward writing and educational on all aspects of antennas as they applied to Ham Radio. 

 

--

Rick Hiller  


end copy/paste.......


**Just a hint, you need to put the free order in the shopping cart and then you will find the download button. File is 4.4 megs AND typical Kurt.....great reading!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw 



Re: 80 meter CW net

Jim Linsenbardt
 

Hi Chas!

Just a correction on my call. It's actually KD0WF.

72's and thanks for serving as net control!

Jim

On May 1, 2019, at 9:11 PM, "Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io" <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Well the 80 meter net was something of a surprise. I had a lull in the storms and after hearing Bill KV6Z so well on 40, I thought I would give NCS a try on 80. I must admit though the QRN was vicious.

Checkins:

WD0WF - Jim, MO
KV6Z - Bill, OK
WB0CFF - Carl, MN

NCS - NK8O - Chas, KS

72,

Chas - NK8O


CORRECTION Fwd: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

W6BOW
 

CORRECTION ...

KD9WF should read KD0WF


-----Original Message-----
From: DBuckter <dbuckter@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 6:52 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Dear All,

Just finished reading some of this evening's 4SQRP 40 Net mail thanks to ...

http://wildcatsdr.com:8901/ 
located in Georgetown, KY. 

I tuned in between from 8:30PM to 8:45PM your time.

Solid copy KV6Z, KD9WF, and K5XRW. 

Quite the thrill for me I must say!

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco CA  USA
, KY


-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 1:00 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets
When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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.


Re: 40m Net

W6BOW
 

Bill KV6Z,

Yikes! Hope you and yours are OK.

You did yeoman's work just to get on the air to conduct the NET.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: dekle <dekle@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 7:03 am
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net

Hi everybody,
I'll do my best to hold the 40m net tonight but it would be good if someone else was on standby for NCS.
We are expecting more storms tonight, and after what happened last night I'm going to err on the side of caution.
I was standing in my garage after the storms had apparently cleared when a lightning bolt hit my neighbor's house.
That bright bolt and the crack and the smoke and the sparks were a frightening sight. It took out almost everything electronic in his house. I think my pacemaker skipped a beat and glad my defibrillator didn't go off. I hope to hear you tonight but if it's stormy, I'll see you next week.

Bill
KV6Z


4sqrp DMR NET

Robert
 

TONIGHT'S NET 05-01-2019

KE0VMX - SHARON "LOU" FIRST NET CHECK IN, AND MY XYL

WA0ITP - TERRY

KC0IJH - JEFF

W4RK - BILL

WG5F - ED

N9PUZ - TIM

K0BOG - JEFF

NK80 - CHARLES

KB0UOA - STEVE

N0TGR - DICK


Re: 80 meter net

Charles W. Powell
 

Sorry I missed you on 80m Paul.  Noise got worse as the time went on.  Good that I was patient because first checkin wasn’t until 0143.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 1, 2019, at 7:52 PM, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

Right this minute I have 10 over 9 on 80 with no weather in site. That can change I will listen at 830 and see how it is de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


80 meter CW net

Charles W. Powell
 

Well the 80 meter net was something of a surprise. I had a lull in the storms and after hearing Bill KV6Z so well on 40, I thought I would give NCS a try on 80. I must admit though the QRN was vicious.

Checkins:

WD0WF - Jim, MO
KV6Z - Bill, OK
WB0CFF - Carl, MN

NCS - NK8O - Chas, KS

72,

Chas - NK8O


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Got a break in the weather and had a pretty good net tonight even with pretty bad QRN.
Got some close-in stations tonight that I haven't heard for a while.
QNIs were:

WA0ITP     Terry       IA
KL7IXI        Mike       MO
NK8O        Chas       KS
K0BXB       Martin     WI
KK5IB        Darryl     AR
KD0WF     Jim          MO
K4KRW     Richard   NC
KV6Z         Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody
73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

W6BOW
 

Dear All,

Just finished reading some of this evening's 4SQRP 40 Net mail thanks to ...

http://wildcatsdr.com:8901/ 
located in Georgetown, KY. 

I tuned in between from 8:30PM to 8:45PM your time.

Solid copy KV6Z, KD9WF, and K5XRW. 

Quite the thrill for me I must say!

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco CA  USA
, KY


-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 1:00 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets
When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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.


80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

Right this minute I have 10 over 9 on 80 with no weather in site. That can change I will listen at 830 and see how it is de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


Re: 40m Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Chas and the Group
We’re having some thunder and light rain in Lebo, so I’m not connecting the tower for the 80 meter Net tonight.

You guys jump on if you can and have fun.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 7:06 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was hoping to get on the nets tonight but here near KC we have thunderstorms.  I have my own little 50 lb alarm named Daisy.  She goes crazy when storms are nearby.  Of course, I too can hear some rumbles off in the distance.  I will check around net time to see if things have improved.  I think I’ll use my QCX.  Don’t care so much if it get fried.  80 meters may be a bigger struggle.  All more expensive rigs and of course, 80 is a lot noisier at the outset.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 1, 2019, at 9:03 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Hi everybody,
I'll do my best to hold the 40m net tonight but it would be good if someone else was on standby for NCS.
We are expecting more storms tonight, and after what happened last night I'm going to err on the side of caution.
I was standing in my garage after the storms had apparently cleared when a lightning bolt hit my neighbor's house.
That bright bolt and the crack and the smoke and the sparks were a frightening sight. It took out almost everything electronic in his house. I think my pacemaker skipped a beat and glad my defibrillator didn't go off. I hope to hear you tonight but if it's stormy, I'll see you next week.

Bill
KV6Z

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

I was hoping to get on the nets tonight but here near KC we have thunderstorms.  I have my own little 50 lb alarm named Daisy.  She goes crazy when storms are nearby.  Of course, I too can hear some rumbles off in the distance.  I will check around net time to see if things have improved.  I think I’ll use my QCX.  Don’t care so much if it get fried.  80 meters may be a bigger struggle.  All more expensive rigs and of course, 80 is a lot noisier at the outset.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 1, 2019, at 9:03 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Hi everybody,
I'll do my best to hold the 40m net tonight but it would be good if someone else was on standby for NCS.
We are expecting more storms tonight, and after what happened last night I'm going to err on the side of caution.
I was standing in my garage after the storms had apparently cleared when a lightning bolt hit my neighbor's house.
That bright bolt and the crack and the smoke and the sparks were a frightening sight. It took out almost everything electronic in his house. I think my pacemaker skipped a beat and glad my defibrillator didn't go off. I hope to hear you tonight but if it's stormy, I'll see you next week.

Bill
KV6Z


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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: 40m Net

Ruth A Mumaw
 

I hope your coax was NOT connected to any of your radios, because with a close strike there is such a current surge or "sympathetic" strike that you could have damage too. Take it from an old commercial radio serviceman, I have seen it happen. My antennas are disconnected and grounded until I use them!!!  Russ   K3NLT

On May 1, 2019 at 10:03 AM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Hi everybody,
I'll do my best to hold the 40m net tonight but it would be good if someone else was on standby for NCS.
We are expecting more storms tonight, and after what happened last night I'm going to err on the side of caution.
I was standing in my garage after the storms had apparently cleared when a lightning bolt hit my neighbor's house.
That bright bolt and the crack and the smoke and the sparks were a frightening sight. It took out almost everything electronic in his house. I think my pacemaker skipped a beat and glad my defibrillator didn't go off. I hope to hear you tonight but if it's stormy, I'll see you next week.

Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hi everybody,
I'll do my best to hold the 40m net tonight but it would be good if someone else was on standby for NCS.
We are expecting more storms tonight, and after what happened last night I'm going to err on the side of caution.
I was standing in my garage after the storms had apparently cleared when a lightning bolt hit my neighbor's house.
That bright bolt and the crack and the smoke and the sparks were a frightening sight. It took out almost everything electronic in his house. I think my pacemaker skipped a beat and glad my defibrillator didn't go off. I hope to hear you tonight but if it's stormy, I'll see you next week.

Bill
KV6Z


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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: FS QRP

George H. Gates
 

Item sold. Tnx Geo/w2BPI



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


QCX REPAIR

bobby rolph
 

I am looking for someone who can repair my 40M QCX rig for me. It has stopped transmitting.  I am unable to repair it myself because of my visual impairment. I can be reached at kb4qnr@...  72/3
Thank you
Bobby Rolph


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/01/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) 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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