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On this day (January 6th) 1838

Wayne Dillon
 

On this  day in 1838 Samuel F.B. Morse first demonstrated his telegraph at an iron works in New Jersey. Get your keys out and celebrate!
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


KD1JV Soda Pop Rig

Jim Sheldon
 

Wow!
Help came out of the woodwork on this one - LOL. I have all the copies I need of the manual and the Arduino firmware sketch to boot. Thanks a million to all who responded!
Gotta love the 4SQRP group somewhere someone has everything - LOL.

Jim - W0EB


Re: Steve Weber KD1JV "SODA POP" transceiver

Michael N6MST
 

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 02:49 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
HELP----I was just given an old KD1JV kit called the SODA POP single
band transceiver, still in the sealed bag. I Need the instruction
manual for it if anyone happens to have a PDF file of it saved on their
computer. I have emailed Steve, but not sure he monitors the gmail
account any more and that's the only email address I have for him so may
or may not get an answer.

Any help would be greatlly appreciated off the list to avoid clutter if
possible - my email is w0eb (at) cox.net


Jim - W0EB
Jim,
Attached is the manual and the Arduino sketch for the Soda Pop. I had a SP kit but sold it, wish I had never done that! Good luck with the build!

Michael N6MST


Steve Weber KD1JV "SODA POP" transceiver

Jim Sheldon
 

HELP----I was just given an old KD1JV kit called the SODA POP single band transceiver, still in the sealed bag. I Need the instruction manual for it if anyone happens to have a PDF file of it saved on their computer. I have emailed Steve, but not sure he monitors the gmail account any more and that's the only email address I have for him so may or may not get an answer.

Any help would be greatlly appreciated off the list to avoid clutter if possible - my email is w0eb (at) cox.net


Jim - W0EB


Re: 40m Net

John - KK4ITX
 

QSB was very sharp/deep on this end.  When I first heard Bill he was like next door by the time he was done with Chas (W2SH) I only heard part of my Call from him.  40m had been hoping all day too and I was looking forward to working my fingers.

Mayhaps I should try some of that green slime extract of Bill's !

Thanks for your efforts Bill and Chas for your report as it helps to know that I am at least getting out AND you can actually understand my fist !!

John
KK4ITX
Zephyrhills, FL




From: dekle <dekle@...>
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc: w2sh@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

I use the special QRP extract. Illegal in many states.

73
Bill
KV6Z
 

On 02/01/2019 9:02 pm, w2sh@... wrote:
Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:
 
K3NLT          completely inaudible.
 
WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.
 
N4DR           completely inaudible.
 
KK4ITX        449..
 
KV6Z           consistently 569.
 
Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z



Re: 80 meter net

Charles W. Powell
 

I heard Paul, WA9PWP here in MO.  Everyone else was too weak to copy.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Jan 2, 2019, at 9:11 PM, w2sh@... wrote:

Disappointed here.

I wound up with the 4SQRP 40m net just a bit after the 80m must have started.  Took a bathroom break and came back to hear NØNBD at 559 and then K3NLT at 579 saying "GN".

I sent "4SQRP??" a few times and signed my call, but my efforts fell upon deaf ears.

80m and 160m are doing well these days while 40m often dies at 2130 ET.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:38
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

I heard not a sound on 40 meters in south central MO.  But I know the radio is working.  I’ve snagged 8 different K3Y call areas today, and heard another I couldn’t quite get.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Jan 2, 2019, at 9:34 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good Job Bill
I was working SKN Bert New Year’s Eve and Florida was booming in!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:45 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: ADV: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter net

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Heard N0NBD and sent my call times from SE Kansas but just couldn’t get thru the noise, may be next time.
Jack ..... WD0CFH

Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
                                                 

On Jan 2, 2019, at 9:11 PM, w2sh@... wrote:

Disappointed here.

I wound up with the 4SQRP 40m net just a bit after the 80m must have started.  Took a bathroom break and came back to hear NØNBD at 559 and then K3NLT at 579 saying "GN".

I sent "4SQRP??" a few times and signed my call, but my efforts fell upon deaf ears.

80m and 160m are doing well these days while 40m often dies at 2130 ET.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:38
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD


DMR NET TG31654

Robert
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

N9PUZ TIM

K0WDO WILL

AA5TN GORDY

KD0WAT WAYNE

WG5F ED

AC0BQ JOHNNY

KC0HIO BRAD

NK80 CHARLES

WW9H JIM

KB0UOA DAVE

KC0IJH JEFF

VA3SFA FISAL

KD0WAU BARB

N0MII JEFF

AB0AH LARRY

A GREAT TURN OUT HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT WEEK


73'S

BERT

N0YJ


Re: 40m Net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Job Bill
I was working SKN Bert New Year’s Eve and Florida was booming in!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:45 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z

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


Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

Very strange here too. Bill would occasionally come up strong then drop erratically or sound fluttery. 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: w2sh@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:02 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:
 
K3NLT          completely inaudible.
 
WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.
 
N4DR           completely inaudible.
 
KK4ITX        449..
 
KV6Z           consistently 569.
 
Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Thanks to QRZcom I've I've updated my earlier posting with straight-line mileages to highlight the longer skip distance.

W2SH


From: Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 22:02
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:

K3NLT          completely inaudible.  270 miles.

WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable. 773 miles..

N4DR           completely inaudible.  174 miles.

KK4ITX        449.  965 miles.

KV6Z           consistently 569.  1,177 miles.

Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 80 meter net

w2sh@...
 

Disappointed here.

I wound up with the 4SQRP 40m net just a bit after the 80m must have started.  Took a bathroom break and came back to hear NØNBD at 559 and then K3NLT at 579 saying "GN".

I sent "4SQRP??" a few times and signed my call, but my efforts fell upon deaf ears.

80m and 160m are doing well these days while 40m often dies at 2130 ET.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:38
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD


Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

I use the special QRP extract. Illegal in many states.


73

Bill

KV6Z

 


On 02/01/2019 9:02 pm, w2sh@... wrote:

Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:
 
K3NLT          completely inaudible.
 
WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.
 
N4DR           completely inaudible.
 
KK4ITX        449..
 
KV6Z           consistently 569.
 
Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Well "things are looking up" just a bit in that 40m is not closing down at about 2130 ET the way it has been doing most nights.  The skip tends toward being long.  However tonight it was really very strange from northern NJ:

K3NLT          completely inaudible.

WA9PWP     audible but totally unreadable.

N4DR           completely inaudible.

KK4ITX        449..

KV6Z           consistently 569.

Obviously Bill must have waxed his antenna wires (with marijuana leaves?).

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 21:45
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 80 meter net

Paul Goemans
 

Paul, 
  Yep that was me. You were a good 569 here.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Paul Smith
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:38 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net
 
Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Things are looking up - got 5 tonight:

K3NLT    Russ     VA
WA9PWP     Paul     WI
N4DR     Marc     MD
W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX     John     FL

73
Bill
KV6Z


80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

Sorry guys,
I THINK I heard Paul WA9PWP but not sure. There were a couple calls but I could not pull them out of 10 over noise. Sorry maybe another time de Paul N0NBD


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/02/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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, 01/02/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 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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