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Re: A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

Tom Sevart
 

On 12/23/2020 08:52, Mike Czuhajewski via groups.io wrote:
I'm retired USAF. The last time I was stationed away from my family, Mount Pinatubo blew up in my back yard. Now THAT was an interesting experience! Got dark as midnight for about half an hour while the ash was coming down.
I left Clark just a couple months before that happened.


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/23/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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: Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

keith ford
 

And then there is the human element. . . 

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 14:43, Thomas Martin <tem494@...> wrote:

Sad that the Moderator had to step in and remind everyone to be Peaceful in a season that promotes Peace on earth and good will to your fellow man.
I am hoping that all hams could leave what ever biases exist lock up at and and embrace  the comradely of his fellow hams while enjoying the hobby.

Tom


Re: Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

Thomas Martin
 

Sad that the Moderator had to step in and remind everyone to be Peaceful in a season that promotes Peace on earth and good will to your fellow man.
I am hoping that all hams could leave what ever biases exist lock up at and and embrace  the comradely of his fellow hams while enjoying the hobby.

Tom


Re: Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

WB9YZU
 

This is exactly why "Happy Holidays" exists.
It tries to avoid all the messy political stuff and offends everyone equally - haha.

Wishing everyone a Merry ( insert YOUR favorite holiday here ),  Best of Health, and a better 2021 !
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, Ron WB9YZU


Re: hill topper 30 not working

KM6KJE
 

thanks, terry 

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 08:54:28 AM PST, Rick Lloyd <aa4wradio@...> wrote:


Dale, Terry,

I assembled a Hilltopper 20 a couple months ago and had what sounds like the same problem.

Are the functions working in your rigs? Like sidetone, Keyer speed?

THe problem with mine was the A/V chip. 4SQRP ordered new chips and there was a programming problem with the new chips. (They came without the autoloader on them and the program didn't take properly)

Anything controlled by the chip was very slow. Thus the sidetone sounded like hum, the keyer was slow.

Shoot an email to Jim Pruitt at Jpruitt67@...  he is the kitter and has all the answers on this.

73

Rick
AA4W

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 12:06 AM Dale Holloway, K4EQ <daleholloway@...> wrote:
That's interesting, Terry, because I just finished a Hilltopper 20 and have the same hum (more like a buzzing sound). I took a quick look at the board for any bad solder joints then set it aside as I had some other things to do. I probably won't get back to it until next week, but if I find the issue I'll let you know.
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Re: hill topper 30 not working

Rick Lloyd
 

Dale, Terry,

I assembled a Hilltopper 20 a couple months ago and had what sounds like the same problem.

Are the functions working in your rigs? Like sidetone, Keyer speed?

THe problem with mine was the A/V chip. 4SQRP ordered new chips and there was a programming problem with the new chips. (They came without the autoloader on them and the program didn't take properly)

Anything controlled by the chip was very slow. Thus the sidetone sounded like hum, the keyer was slow.

Shoot an email to Jim Pruitt at Jpruitt67@...  he is the kitter and has all the answers on this.

73

Rick
AA4W

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 12:06 AM Dale Holloway, K4EQ <daleholloway@...> wrote:
That's interesting, Terry, because I just finished a Hilltopper 20 and have the same hum (more like a buzzing sound). I took a quick look at the board for any bad solder joints then set it aside as I had some other things to do. I probably won't get back to it until next week, but if I find the issue I'll let you know.
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www.k4eq.net


Re: A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

Mike Czuhajewski
 

I'm retired USAF. The last time I was stationed away from my family, Mount Pinatubo blew up in my back yard. Now THAT was an interesting experience! Got dark as midnight for about half an hour while the ash was coming down.


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From: Dr Jim Kennedy via groups.io <phdad_ccm@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Dec 23, 2020 9:39 am
Subject: [4SQRP] A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

Let us not forget our ham brothers and sisters who are also coasties, sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen and women who will be celebrating their holidays away from family and loved ones to ensure our safety and security. May they be safe and quick to return home.
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*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988 - 4SQRP# 1522
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


Re: A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

Michael Fletcher
 

ARL SIXTY ONE TO ALL.
Mike KL7IXI

On Dec 23, 2020, at 08:41, Dr Jim Kennedy via groups.io <phdad_ccm@...> wrote:

Let us not forget our ham brothers and sisters who are also coasties, sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen and women who will be celebrating their holidays away from family and loved ones to ensure our safety and security. May they be safe and quick to return home.
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*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988 - 4SQRP# 1522
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


Re: A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

n4mj
 

Been there, done that, as have many others Doc.  Lonely time.
73 and Merry Christmas
de n4mj//glenn  


 
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On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 08:41:55 AM CST, Dr Jim Kennedy via groups.io <phdad_ccm@...> wrote:


Let us not forget our ham brothers and sisters who are also coasties, sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen and women who will be celebrating their holidays away from family and loved ones to ensure our safety and security. May they be safe and quick to return home.
--
*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988 - 4SQRP# 1522
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


A very Merry Christmas to our hams serving in the military.

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

Let us not forget our ham brothers and sisters who are also coasties, sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen and women who will be celebrating their holidays away from family and loved ones to ensure our safety and security. May they be safe and quick to return home.
--
*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
OOTC#4697 - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988 - 4SQRP# 1522
OEM/RACES/ARES/CERT/SKYWARN
K2PHD@...
FN20qv*


Re: Hi-Per-mite CW filter

John
 


Am I the only one that finds narrow filters unpleasant to listen to? Whether they're implemented digitally, mechanically,  with crystals, at the IF, or in the audio chain, narrow filters really are hard for me to listen to for extended periods of time.

They're great during the CQWWDX contest at night on 40M (the ultimate filter battleground and dynamic range test) but I turn them off as soon as I can otherwise.    I don't understand the physics of the objectionable "whoosh" they generate but...

John K5MO


On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 7:26 PM Timothy East <Timothyeast@...> wrote:
Thanks Johnny. I’ve not done enough CW to think heavily about a filter. 

I like the idea though and also the SSB filter sounds great. 

Thanks

Tim
K0EMP 

Ps- hope to see you and the wife at some meetings. We are zooming now. 


On Dec 22, 2020, at 17:39, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Hello Tim
It’s a narrow audio filter for CW.
I think it narrows down to 200 Hz?
It will work with any radio since it’s filter the audio output.

We have one that is wider for SSB, but I’m not finished kitting these yet.
Happy Holidays Tim
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 4:35 PM Timothy East <Timothyeast@...> wrote:
Johnny, forgive my ignorance but what does this filter do?

Tim
K0EMP 


On Dec 22, 2020, at 16:20, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge group
After a long delay which I apologize for, the Hiper Mite CW filter is back on the shelf.

Here is the link for the order page.

Thanks, 72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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A very merry Christmas to all

John
 


With best wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas full of family, smiles, health, a true remembrance of the season, and special QRP goodies under your tree!

John K5MO


Merry Christmas

Dale Putnam
 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fun safe qrp New Year!

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"


Re: Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

David Wilcox
 

This brings to my mind, would I reject a gift given in heartfelt appreciation of someone else’s beliefs?  Probably not.  While it wouldn’t cause me to adhere to their belief I would accept the gift with heartfelt thanks.  It’s the “spirit” of the occasion that causes one to even consider “giving” something to “bless” someone else.  I am of Christian belief but I can send someone a Hanukkah card or even do a favor for someone of Jewish belief.  Both they and I are blessed, the giver and the receiver.  If they were of Islamic belief the action and the result would be the same.  Let us all rejoice that whatever our internal belief we can celebrate the good in each persons beliefs and make the world a better place.  

Dave K8WPE appreciating the good that the various beliefs can contribute to this very messed up world.

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Dec 22, 2020, at 11:11 PM, AG1P Ron <main+owner@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:



Recently there has been some not-so-complementary comments regards holiday posts on the reflector.  Four State QRP Group is fully supportive of diversity. We have members from around the world with different belief systems. We realize that different members have different religious and philosophical views. In this case most posts are in celebration of a season designed to promote peace and tranquility along with hopes for a better, more prosperous new year.  Christmas, New Years, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Hanukah and other winter celebrations, many of which have been around for thousands of years, each celebrating the “holidays” in their own way.

 

In the spirit of the holiday 4SQRP feels if you wish to pass on your HEARTFELT well-wishes to others who believe as you do, you are free to do so in the spirit of your holiday. If you do not align with those posts, please ignore them and feel free to post HEARTFELT well wishes to those who follow your own beliefs.  The world is too divided to carry anger and disrespect into this holiday promoting peace and sharing.  Let each of us all observe our holidays in the way we are familiar and not criticize those who do not believe as you do. 

 

Happy Holidays

 

The Moderators


Re: hill topper 30 not working

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

That's interesting, Terry, because I just finished a Hilltopper 20 and have the same hum (more like a buzzing sound). I took a quick look at the board for any bad solder joints then set it aside as I had some other things to do. I probably won't get back to it until next week, but if I find the issue I'll let you know.
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www.k4eq.net


Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

AG1P Ron
 

Recently there has been some not-so-complementary comments regards holiday posts on the reflector.  Four State QRP Group is fully supportive of diversity. We have members from around the world with different belief systems. We realize that different members have different religious and philosophical views. In this case most posts are in celebration of a season designed to promote peace and tranquility along with hopes for a better, more prosperous new year.  Christmas, New Years, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Hanukah and other winter celebrations, many of which have been around for thousands of years, each celebrating the “holidays” in their own way.

 

In the spirit of the holiday 4SQRP feels if you wish to pass on your HEARTFELT well-wishes to others who believe as you do, you are free to do so in the spirit of your holiday. If you do not align with those posts, please ignore them and feel free to post HEARTFELT well wishes to those who follow your own beliefs.  The world is too divided to carry anger and disrespect into this holiday promoting peace and sharing.  Let each of us all observe our holidays in the way we are familiar and not criticize those who do not believe as you do. 

 

Happy Holidays

 

The Moderators


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/23/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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: Hi-Per-mite CW filter

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Tim 
I will have them back in stock in a couple of days. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 6:26 PM Timothy East <Timothyeast@...> wrote:
Thanks Johnny. I’ve not done enough CW to think heavily about a filter. 

I like the idea though and also the SSB filter sounds great. 

Thanks

Tim
K0EMP 

Ps- hope to see you and the wife at some meetings. We are zooming now. 


On Dec 22, 2020, at 17:39, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Hello Tim
It’s a narrow audio filter for CW.
I think it narrows down to 200 Hz?
It will work with any radio since it’s filter the audio output.

We have one that is wider for SSB, but I’m not finished kitting these yet.
Happy Holidays Tim
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 4:35 PM Timothy East <Timothyeast@...> wrote:
Johnny, forgive my ignorance but what does this filter do?

Tim
K0EMP 


On Dec 22, 2020, at 16:20, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge group
After a long delay which I apologize for, the Hiper Mite CW filter is back on the shelf.

Here is the link for the order page.

Thanks, 72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Re: Happy Holidays

Robert
 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to  everyone, and good health.

72's
Bert
N0YJ

And

Sharon
KE0VMX

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 11:18 AM WR9H <herbcase@...> wrote:
OK, George. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Everyone else Merry Christmas  and Happy New Year.
WR9H/ Herb




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of George Phoenix <kd0rii@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:55 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Happy Holidays
 

Not "all Four Staters" are Christian.

On 2020-12-21 12:23, WA0ITP wrote:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Four Staters.

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Tnx es 72  WAØITP

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