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Send in your scores

John Lonigro
 

I will be tabulating the scores Tuesday night.  Please make sure you've entered your score by tomorrow afternoon.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 8/12/18 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 12 August 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: 2018 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt -One week away

John Hucke <johnhucke87@...>
 

Sorry about my last, didn’t realize I already have a Skeeter Hunt Number.




On Sunday, August 12, 2018, 17:19, Larry Makoski <w2ljqrp@...> wrote:

The 2018 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is only one week away! Next Sunday from 1700 to 2100 UTC, Skeeters frrom all over will be spreading their wings, hunting and being hunted! It's not too late to join in on the fun and get your Skeeter number. Send an e-mail to w2lj@... for your unique number for the 2018 Hunt.

As always the rules for the Skeeter Hunt can be found at http://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Join us for what is certainly becoming one of Summer's favorite  QRP operating events.



72 de Larry W2LJ
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Manager



NAQCC August Sprint Tuesday Night

Larry Makoski
 

The August Sprint is this coming Tuesday evening local time (August 14th,
EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Wednesday, August 15th, 0030 to 0230Z in all cases.

For all the "official" information, please go to:

http://naqcc.info/sprint/sprint201808.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
information.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 9000+
members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 100 Countries. Sign up on the
NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate,
with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

Come join us and have a real good time!


2018 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt -One week away

Larry Makoski
 

The 2018 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is only one week away! Next Sunday from 1700 to 2100 UTC, Skeeters frrom all over will be spreading their wings, hunting and being hunted! It's not too late to join in on the fun and get your Skeeter number. Send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net for your unique number for the 2018 Hunt.

As always the rules for the Skeeter Hunt can be found at http://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Join us for what is certainly becoming one of Summer's favorite QRP operating events.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/175763746290252/?ref=bookmarks


72 de Larry W2LJ
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Manager


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 8/12/18 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 12 August 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.

View Event.


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 8/12/18 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 12 August 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.

View Event.


Announcing The Illinois Bicentennial Challenge Awards!

Tim N9PUZ
 

Help us celebrate 200 years of Illinois Statehood!

The Western Illinois ARC will sponsor a special operating event in 2018 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the admittance of Illinois to the Union in 1818. Join us on this special occasion to commemorate this important event in our Illinois State history. The WIARC will offer two award certificates during the Challenge special event period. Contacts made with Illinois stations during the event may be applied to either or both awards where permitted by rule. The two awards are the Illinois Challenge Worked All Counties Award and the Illinois Challenge IL200 Award.

Full details here... 
<http://www.w9awe.org/challenge.html>

73,

Tim, N9PUZ


Re: QRPometer

Charles W. Powell
 

Thanks Dave. I have not needed a QRP power meter until now.  I find myself needing one frequently these days.

72,

Charles

On Aug 9, 2018, at 11:43 AM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

i shipped it this morning Charles, thanks!

73 Dave


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

Charles W. Powell
 

I only have a smattering of SSB contacts in my log, I was licensed in Canada before I got my US license.  And like many others, I’ve been around for a while.

72,

Chas - NK8O
(VE3ISD)
(5H3DX)

On Aug 9, 2018, at 11:34 AM, John Hucke via Groups.Io <johnhucke87@...> wrote:

Charles,
Thanks for clearing up the presence of SSB on 7.122. Since I’m a total CW newbie I wasn’t aware of the overlap between US, Canada and South America.
72 John K3JH


On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 22:59, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

John,

I think that might have been me you heard asking for QSP (relay) to net.  The QSO on 7122 I also heard. Remember that even in Canada they can work SSB all the way down to 7050, and it’s very common to have SSB QSOs from South America between 7100 and 7125 - with no significant QRM from the US stations.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 8, 2018, at 9:39 PM, John Hucke via Groups.Io <johnhucke87@...> wrote:

Well this time I was listening on 7.122 and shortly after 2000 Central time I heard a brief CW transmission just a little to fast for my newbie brain to copy. I hung around the frequency for a while, tuning up and down a little in case there was a need to move the net.
No 4sqrp joy for me. Maybe next week.

What I did encounter, after hanging around awhile, was a foreign language QSO on 7.122. I double checked to make sure I was in CW mode and that 7.122 is in the CW portion of US frequency allotment. I took it as half a QSO and not a foreign broadcast service transmission.
My radio is KX3 and the antenna is an AlexLoop.
Any thoughts?
72 John K3JH




On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 21:26, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge guys
I was getting ready for the 80 meter net and I found out that Mother Nature has pulled my twin lead loose from the tower.
So 
Have fun with a round table!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.



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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

Probably a good opportunity to remind all new-comers (who probably know regulations better than old-timers) that the FCC's jurisdiction encompasses only American radio activities and frequencies.  Winter propagation brings Mexican and South American law enforcement conversations (SSB) to our 80 meter CW band.  For nearly 60 years I've used them to assess conditions to the south.  They are legal, they are not intruders, and we share the band with them.

73,

Kent  K9ZTV



On 8/9/2018 10:34 AM, someone wrote:
Thanks for clearing up the presence of SSB on 7.122. Since I’m a total CW newbie I wasn’t aware of the overlap between US, Canada and South America.



Re: QRPometer

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

i shipped it this morning Charles, thanks!

73 Dave


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

John Hucke <johnhucke87@...>
 

Charles,
Thanks for clearing up the presence of SSB on 7.122. Since I’m a total CW newbie I wasn’t aware of the overlap between US, Canada and South America.
72 John K3JH


On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 22:59, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

John,

I think that might have been me you heard asking for QSP (relay) to net.  The QSO on 7122 I also heard. Remember that even in Canada they can work SSB all the way down to 7050, and it’s very common to have SSB QSOs from South America between 7100 and 7125 - with no significant QRM from the US stations.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 8, 2018, at 9:39 PM, John Hucke via Groups.Io <johnhucke87@...> wrote:

Well this time I was listening on 7.122 and shortly after 2000 Central time I heard a brief CW transmission just a little to fast for my newbie brain to copy. I hung around the frequency for a while, tuning up and down a little in case there was a need to move the net.
No 4sqrp joy for me. Maybe next week.

What I did encounter, after hanging around awhile, was a foreign language QSO on 7.122. I double checked to make sure I was in CW mode and that 7.122 is in the CW portion of US frequency allotment. I took it as half a QSO and not a foreign broadcast service transmission.
My radio is KX3 and the antenna is an AlexLoop.
Any thoughts?
72 John K3JH




On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 21:26, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge guys
I was getting ready for the 80 meter net and I found out that Mother Nature has pulled my twin lead loose from the tower.
So 
Have fun with a round table!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.



--
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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

Brian Crittendon
 

Back when I was a novice, I and a number of other novices worked a Canadian station who was on SSB cross mode. He told his friend he liked to do this to give the new American stations some DX. WQ8S/WN8IOP

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:19:09 AM EDT, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:


Hey,

Glad to find out that others have heard those stations also.  I experienced the same tonight from Maine, weak CW then covered up by SSB.  When I am in Florida there is almost zero chance of a weak signal copy as those guys splash for 3KC or more sometimes.

Until now I thought my receiver(s) were the culprit.  Perhaps it’s time to move away from known QRM on 7.122 ?

John
KK4ITX
Wells, Maine/ZephyrHills, Florida

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.



Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

John - KK4ITX
 

Hey,

Glad to find out that others have heard those stations also. I experienced the same tonight from Maine, weak CW then covered up by SSB. When I am in Florida there is almost zero chance of a weak signal copy as those guys splash for 3KC or more sometimes.

Until now I thought my receiver(s) were the culprit. Perhaps it’s time to move away from known QRM on 7.122 ?

John
KK4ITX
Wells, Maine/ZephyrHills, Florida

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

Charles W. Powell
 

John,

I think that might have been me you heard asking for QSP (relay) to net.  The QSO on 7122 I also heard. Remember that even in Canada they can work SSB all the way down to 7050, and it’s very common to have SSB QSOs from South America between 7100 and 7125 - with no significant QRM from the US stations.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 8, 2018, at 9:39 PM, John Hucke via Groups.Io <johnhucke87@...> wrote:

Well this time I was listening on 7.122 and shortly after 2000 Central time I heard a brief CW transmission just a little to fast for my newbie brain to copy. I hung around the frequency for a while, tuning up and down a little in case there was a need to move the net.
No 4sqrp joy for me. Maybe next week.

What I did encounter, after hanging around awhile, was a foreign language QSO on 7.122. I double checked to make sure I was in CW mode and that 7.122 is in the CW portion of US frequency allotment. I took it as half a QSO and not a foreign broadcast service transmission.
My radio is KX3 and the antenna is an AlexLoop.
Any thoughts?
72 John K3JH




On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 21:26, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge guys
I was getting ready for the 80 meter net and I found out that Mother Nature has pulled my twin lead loose from the tower.
So 
Have fun with a round table!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.



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


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/8/18 #cal-notice

John Hucke <johnhucke87@...>
 

Well this time I was listening on 7.122 and shortly after 2000 Central time I heard a brief CW transmission just a little to fast for my newbie brain to copy. I hung around the frequency for a while, tuning up and down a little in case there was a need to move the net.
No 4sqrp joy for me. Maybe next week.

What I did encounter, after hanging around awhile, was a foreign language QSO on 7.122. I double checked to make sure I was in CW mode and that 7.122 is in the CW portion of US frequency allotment. I took it as half a QSO and not a foreign broadcast service transmission.
My radio is KX3 and the antenna is an AlexLoop.
Any thoughts?
72 John K3JH




On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 21:26, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge guys
I was getting ready for the 80 meter net and I found out that Mother Nature has pulled my twin lead loose from the tower.
So 
Have fun with a round table!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

--
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Re: 80 meter net

Charles W. Powell
 

I modified my balun that connects my window line to the house because that used to happen about every other day!  Now it seems to stay put.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Aug 8, 2018, at 9:23 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good job Chas
I was tuning up and found a open ladder line.
Love the KS wind!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 9:17 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I dropped down to 80 meters around 2035 local and asked if the net was happening.  I was elected NCS!

QNI:

KV6Z - Bill
K7EK - Gary - a real struggle but got it! Welcome to the net.
NK8O - Chas (NCS)

Glad we had a few brave souls who surfed over the QRN.

Remember: Turn your RF gain DOWN and narrow your filters when there is a lot of QRN.

72,

Chas - NK8O


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Re: 80 meter net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good job Chas
I was tuning up and found a open ladder line.
Love the KS wind!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 9:17 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I dropped down to 80 meters around 2035 local and asked if the net was happening.  I was elected NCS!

QNI:

KV6Z - Bill
K7EK - Gary - a real struggle but got it! Welcome to the net.
NK8O - Chas (NCS)

Glad we had a few brave souls who surfed over the QRN.

Remember: Turn your RF gain DOWN and narrow your filters when there is a lot of QRN.

72,

Chas - NK8O


--
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80 meter net

Charles W. Powell
 

I dropped down to 80 meters around 2035 local and asked if the net was happening. I was elected NCS!

QNI:

KV6Z - Bill
K7EK - Gary - a real struggle but got it! Welcome to the net.
NK8O - Chas (NCS)

Glad we had a few brave souls who surfed over the QRN.

Remember: Turn your RF gain DOWN and narrow your filters when there is a lot of QRN.

72,

Chas - NK8O

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