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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

John Nicholas
 

Joe,

Thanks for the heads up and info. If it comes off, we could make a day trip out of it. I’m not too concerned about get togethers. I have good masks and the ability to stay 6 feet apart at many of these types of get togethers is not hard - I just have to make a conscious effort.

I am 70 and survived a fall down some steps at home 3 weeks ago, just 6 broken ribs. So my doctors say I am the immunocompromised member of the family now. My wife finished radiation and chemo for Breast Cancer in early March. So, instead of being cautious for her, we are cautious for me.

I spent 30 years in health care admin. and have a level of comfort in the recommended measures. Besides most of amateur radio is social distancing anyway! My doc, the cardiologist and the pulmonologist all say wear a mask, and stay out of crowds over 45. Under 45 are OK as long as I maintain the 6 feet or leave, They also say, my situation with decreased lung capacity does not warrant an exception to the mask order as issued by the Governor.

I am intrigued with the QRP part of amateur radio. Not sure where I am going yet. I got 5 QSO on Field day. 2 with 50 watts and 3 at 100. Spending my down time thinking about antennas and how to improve what I have with minimal or no cost. Looking at squalo types right now. I may try a 6 meter. play it off with my dipole.

73 KEoZUW

On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely. Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says. That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us... Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Guys
Pam and I have been staying away from crowds as much as possible all summer to avoid COVID.

I’m sure every thing would be fine, 
But I am going to have to agree with 
Joe and Tom.
I don’t think we will attend just to be safe.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 7:56 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
> Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about
> Brutus Bash 2020?

I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't
think it's a good idea for us to get together.  At least not without
masks and plenty of hand sanitizer.  But I still think that social
distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/08/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

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 operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* 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: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Tom Sevart
 

On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't think it's a good idea for us to get together. At least not without masks and plenty of hand sanitizer. But I still think that social distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Update!
Just checked the Big Brutus website and this is the current situation.  

Visitors Center at Big BrutusWestMineral, KS
Visitor's Center. Currently CLOSED due to Covid-19. Planning to REOPEN SOON--Watch for updates!!! 

72/73 Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 6:14 PM Joe Porter <womquee@...> wrote:
Hi John 

Yes, in the past it was started as a summer get together for the 4sqrp group but not limited to.  It blossomed into a weekend affair with lots of good food and plenty of on the air time.  We have always had a lot fun and fellowship in-spite of the temperatures exceeding 95 degrees in Kansas this time of year.  The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly cast doubts on the 2020 version of this group event for me anyway.  The increase in mask usage has been a welcomed sight here too John.  

I myself am 82, with health issues that places me in the very high risk group.  The experts are all saying masks and isolation are the best defense against Covid-19 so I will probably take their advice and operate from my deck.  It won’t be the same as a group gathering but at least I could participate safely.   That’s my two cents worth.  72/73  Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 5:50 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Joe,

Is Brutus Bash a get-together or something else? I get the concerns about Covid,  Sedgwick County has had an increase also and some are stuck on not thinking.   I have noticed a nice percentage increase in Mask Usage since the City of Wichita took some action,  And I live in Derby.

Just getting my base station set up. It will be nice to do something Ham related without excess risk.  Staying at home is fine, but. 

Please keep us informed via the list and the rest of us.

73

de ZEoZUW John
On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Hi John 

Yes, in the past it was started as a summer get together for the 4sqrp group but not limited to.  It blossomed into a weekend affair with lots of good food and plenty of on the air time.  We have always had a lot fun and fellowship in-spite of the temperatures exceeding 95 degrees in Kansas this time of year.  The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly cast doubts on the 2020 version of this group event for me anyway.  The increase in mask usage has been a welcomed sight here too John.  

I myself am 82, with health issues that places me in the very high risk group.  The experts are all saying masks and isolation are the best defense against Covid-19 so I will probably take their advice and operate from my deck.  It won’t be the same as a group gathering but at least I could participate safely.   That’s my two cents worth.  72/73  Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 5:50 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Joe,

Is Brutus Bash a get-together or something else? I get the concerns about Covid,  Sedgwick County has had an increase also and some are stuck on not thinking.   I have noticed a nice percentage increase in Mask Usage since the City of Wichita took some action,  And I live in Derby.

Just getting my base station set up. It will be nice to do something Ham related without excess risk.  Staying at home is fine, but. 

Please keep us informed via the list and the rest of us.

73

de ZEoZUW John
On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

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SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855
       


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

John Nicholas
 

Joe,

Is Brutus Bash a get-together or something else? I get the concerns about Covid,  Sedgwick County has had an increase also and some are stuck on not thinking.   I have noticed a nice percentage increase in Mask Usage since the City of Wichita took some action,  And I live in Derby.

Just getting my base station set up. It will be nice to do something Ham related without excess risk.  Staying at home is fine, but. 

Please keep us informed via the list and the rest of us.

73

de ZEoZUW John

On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Charles W. Powell
 

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Hi Ed, 
I’m certainly thinking about it but the pandemic is dashing my spirit.  I heard a rumor the museum is closed to the public but I’m in the process of finding out for sure.  The recent explosion of of positive cases here in Crawford county has certainly reduced my desire to get out at all.  

Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 4:45 PM Ed Meyer, WG5F <wg5f@...> wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

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SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855
       


#BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Para-sets

Curt
 

A few years ago was wanting to build a Paraset replica, thankfully the Bayou Jumper came along and scratched the itch without having to build the hardware needed for a replica.  The Jumper is a fun, well designed radio.  Too bad the kit didn't continue.

Curt, KB5JO


Re: Para-sets

ROBERT NELSON
 

One of the reasons that I built a Bayou Jumper is that a I feel a connection to the communications guys of WW2. In WW2 the US Army’s communications intelligence command was called the Signals Intelligence Service. It was headquartered at a commandeered woman’s college called Arlington Hall Station. After the war signals intelligence was renamed the Army Security Agency. I served in Army Security during the. Vietnam war. In 1965 I was assigned to Arlington Hall Station.


Regards, Bob K2QPN   


Re: Special Field Day Edition of the QRP Banner

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

Keith,

Thanks for another great Banner,

Dale, K4EQ
www.k4eq.net


Re: Para-sets and books

Dr. Skip Amis
 

YOU MAY WISH TO CHECK OUT THE PARASET PAGE
ON FACEBOOK - MIGHT FIND IT OF SOME INTEREST

"If you are able to read this, thank a teacher;
  while it is still in English, thank a veteran!"
  May God bless -
  Dr. Skip Amis, N5CFM, NV5V; PhD, DMin, DDiv, MDiv.
         < ' )))>< Proudly serving those who serve since 1973.
 U.S. Navy,1965-'66; U.S. Merchant Marines,1973-'79.  


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of griffithsesq.robert via groups.io <signalnaut@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] Para-sets and books
 
Responding to a request to identify the Para-Sets, I have included the two identifying placards that I photographed along side of the Para-Sets in the Les Invallides Military Museum In Paris. They were displayed in a wing of the Museum devoted to the French Resistance. I only photographed two placards although there are 3 Para-Sets so, I am not sure which goes with which however, I believe the first is the Type A Mark III, the second unknown, (Note the knobs labeled “BFO” and Volume”), and the third is the Type 3 Mark II. The first and third appear to have similar built in keys and a place for the Crystal in the middle. I think that is a Crystal plugged into the middle of the first set. As a side note, if you ever get to Paris, Les Invallides (sp) is well worth a visit. You could literally spend days there.



















73. Griff NE3I
Robert Alan Griffiths




Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Tom Sevart
 

On 7/2/2020 15:32, griffithsesq.robert via groups.io wrote:

Following up on Charles W2SH’s comment about messages to the French Resistance from the BBC:
“This is London calling. Some messages for our friends.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
It is Hot in the Suez.
It is Hot in the Suez.”
Evening, London, 6/5/44
Nous nous Souvenons.
If you remember the movie "The Longest Day"

"Jean has a long mustache."

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Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Peter Dehman
 


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 4:32 PM griffithsesq.robert via groups.io <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I believe that a German Spy in the U.S. in WW2 was caught when a Radio Amateur working for either a Utility Company or the FCC recognized the buzzing of a faulty Electric Meter to be Morse Code. Radio Amateurs in the U.S. had been prohibited from being on the air.

Following up on Charles W2SH’s comment about messages to the French Resistance from the BBC:

“This is London calling. Some messages for our friends.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
It is Hot in the Suez.
It is Hot in the Suez.”
Evening, London, 6/5/44
Nous nous Souvenons.
73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths




Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

griffithsesq.robert
 

I believe that a German Spy in the U.S. in WW2 was caught when a Radio Amateur working for either a Utility Company or the FCC recognized the buzzing of a faulty Electric Meter to be Morse Code. Radio Amateurs in the U.S. had been prohibited from being on the air.

Following up on Charles W2SH’s comment about messages to the French Resistance from the BBC:

“This is London calling. Some messages for our friends.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
The Dice are on the Carpet.
It is Hot in the Suez.
It is Hot in the Suez.”
Evening, London, 6/5/44
Nous nous Souvenons.
73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Para-sets and books

griffithsesq.robert
 

Responding to a request to identify the Para-Sets, I have included the two identifying placards that I photographed along side of the Para-Sets in the Les Invallides Military Museum In Paris. They were displayed in a wing of the Museum devoted to the French Resistance. I only photographed two placards although there are 3 Para-Sets so, I am not sure which goes with which however, I believe the first is the Type A Mark III, the second unknown, (Note the knobs labeled “BFO” and Volume”), and the third is the Type 3 Mark II. The first and third appear to have similar built in keys and a place for the Crystal in the middle. I think that is a Crystal plugged into the middle of the first set. As a side note, if you ever get to Paris, Les Invallides (sp) is well worth a visit. You could literally spend days there.



















73. Griff NE3I
Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: 40 & 80 meter net

Robert
 

Your Sierra sounded great a little qsb but I was on my old Ten Tec Omni6+ it has pretty good ear's. The Sierra is a great rig, I still use mine often.

72's
Bert
N0YJ

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 10:33 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Bert,

Thanks for pulling me out of the noise!

Tonight I was running the Sierra at 2 - 2.5 watts.

The antenna on 40 M is a rotatable dipole up about 45 feet.
Today I got my 80 M inverted vee back up from having the house painted and it definitely hears better than the horizontal loop I've been using.

73 - Dave, N4ELM


Re: Para-sets and books

AE1NH <ae1nh@...>
 

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM, griffithsesq.robert wrote:
See photos below from Les Invalids (Sp) Military Museum in Paris if, they come through the Reflector.

Many of you have probably already read The Secret Wireless War -The Story of MI6 Communications 1939-1945 by Geoffrey P Pidgeon. There is a chapter on Clandestine Wireless and Agent Sets. Another section describes how German Operators used Q Signals in their messages to attempt to disguise military traffic as Amateur Radio communications.

Another recent book with some coverage of agents dropped behind the lines in WW2 is Last Hope Island.
73 Griff NE3I














Griff NE3i

The Paraset I am familiar with had the tubes mounted on top. Do you know what this radio is specifically called. I would like to find more info on it. Thx.


73 de AE1NH, Alan