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Re: Ozark Patrol shipping?

Jess Gypin
 

Great thanks!

On Mar 8, 2018, at 6:49 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@gmail.com> wrote:

Jess:
You can try Tom, W0MFQ (w0mfq@arrl.net). He's the treasurer and I believe he handles the payments.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 03/08/2018 07:24 AM, Jess Gypin wrote:
Quick question.
Who is the right person to contact to make sure that the payment for my recent order of an Ozark Patrol was received? I have sent an email to Dave, NA1MH but just figured he might be busy getting ready for OzarkCon. Wish I could be there😢. Maybe next year. Thanks for the help!
Jess AE0CW




[BayouJumperKit] SpyHunt Idea I’m going to try this weekend.

Jess Gypin
 


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From: Jess None via Groups.Io <deezulsmoke=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: [BayouJumperKit] SpyHunt Idea I’m going to try this weekend.
To: <BayouJumperKit@4sqrp.groups.io>


Hope this will work and you all find it fun.
In the spirit of the Paraset and the way it was used, I am going to initiate a “spy hunt” to try the idea.
Starting at 0230 03-09, 19:30 MST 03-08 on 07.030 I will send CQ PS CQ PS de AE0CW AE0CW, PS for Paraset. You call me with your call once or twice, I will answer with your call and a word.  Keep trying till I hear you. The word will be the first word of a phrase. At 0245 I will move to 07.122 and repeat the process. I will repeat this every 15 minutes alternating frequencies from 07.030 and 07.122.  So like this:
0200 07.030 word
0245 07.122 word
0300 07.030 word
0315 07.122 word
Not a long tryout. I am using this format so that there will be no “codes” used, just plain language. I will be using my BJ so I will have to tune around to hear you so be patient. I will use a straight key most of the time but my keyer for the CQ. Then you can email your completed phrase or most of what you got to my email, ontarget1912@..., and I will publish a list of who I heard and if they got the phrase. Obviously I am using the crystals and freqs that came with the kit and encourage the use of the BJ but not required.
This first time will probably be a mess, but might be fun. If it works out, we can rotate people being the “spy”.
What do you all think?
Jess AE0CW





Re: Ozark Patrol shipping?

John Lonigro
 

Jess:
You can try Tom, W0MFQ (w0mfq@arrl.net).  He's the treasurer and I believe he handles the payments.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 03/08/2018 07:24 AM, Jess Gypin wrote:
Quick question.
Who is the right person to contact to make sure that the payment for my recent order of an Ozark Patrol was received? I have sent an email to Dave, NA1MH but just figured he might be busy getting ready for OzarkCon. Wish I could be there😢. Maybe next year. Thanks for the help!
Jess AE0CW


Ozark Patrol shipping?

Jess Gypin
 

Quick question.
Who is the right person to contact to make sure that the payment for my recent order of an Ozark Patrol was received? I have sent an email to Dave, NA1MH but just figured he might be busy getting ready for OzarkCon. Wish I could be there😢. Maybe next year. Thanks for the help!
Jess AE0CW


Re: 40m Net

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

I listened from here in Traverse City, MI but nothing heard.  Band was quiet except for a few very long stations lower in the band, esp. California.

Dave K8WPE

On Mar 7, 2018, at 9:26 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

OK, I think I see the problem - the band is long and the QSB ain't helpin'.

I started the net early on 7119 kHz and got a call from Barry - AB4QL in AL - he was 579 and then he just vanished.
On the 0200Z  net  on 7122 kHz I got a call from Chas - W2SH in NJ - he was 449 - easy copy and then guess what - yep - evaporated.

Well this was kind of a bummer.

Try again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Net - NRR

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>
 

Would love to have you all join us on the NRR event. . ..
I am using my Novice rig. . a Eico 720 and a Hammarlund hq-110 for a receiver.
We have had this event now, for 3 or 4 years now.. .I believe this is the 4th
year.

We have a logger. . . .You can help us gain a few points by logging in and
making contact with us. . .

http://novicerigroundup.com/nrrLog2018/login1.php

Make 10 contacts, and you are automatically entered into the winning prize of
a Bug. So, give it a try, any rig is fine, but older ones are the most fun.

I have had a couple of contacts using the BJ on 40 meters.

Chirps are allowed (smile). VFO's are allowed.. . .all radios are allowed,
but if you have a home brew 6L6 or 6aq5, or whatever, bring it up to speed,
and chirp with the rest of us. . .

A OO is a specialty. . .If you get one of those, you get extra points (smile)

Dwayne (ka0aam)



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On Wed, 3/7/18, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@arrl.net> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - NRR
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:33 PM




FYI all,
  “NRR” is Novice Rig Roundup” which runs March
3rd through March
11th. The idea is operate near where the old Novice bands
were, using “novice”
style rigs. Kind of fun to hear those old Heathkits, Drakes,
Johnsons on the
air! A lot of HB transmitters, too.
 
http://novicerigroundup.com/
 
Paul
Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI



 

From: w2sh@msn.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:07 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 


Yes, Bill was
559 here and I
dropped my callsign (albeit with an unnecessary
"de" and "K").  But I never
could hear his reply because, as has been the case for much
of this season, the
40m skip has been very long and there was a very loud (and
QRO) W6EAL in CA
calling "CQ NRR" (a net?) right on top of Bill. 
I tuned lower but then a
slightly less loud W7HRC in AZ was calling CQ,  So, long
story short, my
sig didn't evaporate, but long distance QRO QRM spoiled
my reception.
 
Listened on 80m
at the appointed
time and heard WNØWWY calling CQ at 0237Z I doubted he
might be pulling NCS
duty, but nevertheless dropped my callsign.  No
response.

It was
a happy QRT for we were hit today with 17 inches of wet snow
lasting for seven
hours.  I drove the snowblower for 2 1/2 hours while it was
falling,
quitting ony when it became too dark to see.  The deep snow
covering my
ground radials made them much less effective and the antenna
tuner settings for
the inverted L were very different.

72,

Charles
(aka Chas),
W2SH 





From:
main@4SQRP.groups.io
<main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle
<dekle@atlasok.com>
Sent:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:26
PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m
Net
 
OK, I think I see the problem - the band is long and
the QSB ain't
helpin'.

I started the
net early on 7119 kHz and got a call from Barry -
AB4QL in AL - he was 579 and then he just vanished.
On the 0200Z 
net  on 7122 kHz I got a call from Chas - W2SH in NJ - he
was 449 - easy
copy and then guess what - yep - evaporated.

Well this was kind of a
bummer.

Try again next
week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40m Net - NRR

Paul Goemans
 

FYI all,
  “NRR” is Novice Rig Roundup” which runs March 3rd through March 11th. The idea is operate near where the old Novice bands were, using “novice” style rigs. Kind of fun to hear those old Heathkits, Drakes, Johnsons on the air! A lot of HB transmitters, too.
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: w2sh@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:07 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 

Yes, Bill was 559 here and I dropped my callsign (albeit with an unnecessary "de" and "K").  But I never could hear his reply because, as has been the case for much of this season, the 40m skip has been very long and there was a very loud (and QRO) W6EAL in CA calling "CQ NRR" (a net?) right on top of Bill.  I tuned lower but then a slightly less loud W7HRC in AZ was calling CQ,  So, long story short, my sig didn't evaporate, but long distance QRO QRM spoiled my reception.

 

Listened on 80m at the appointed time and heard WNØWWY calling CQ at 0237Z I doubted he might be pulling NCS duty, but nevertheless dropped my callsign.  No response.


It was a happy QRT for we were hit today with 17 inches of wet snow lasting for seven hours.  I drove the snowblower for 2 1/2 hours while it was falling, quitting ony when it became too dark to see.  The deep snow covering my ground radials made them much less effective and the antenna tuner settings for the inverted L were very different.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:26 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
OK, I think I see the problem - the band is long and the QSB ain't helpin'.

I started the net early on 7119 kHz and got a call from Barry - AB4QL in AL - he was 579 and then he just vanished.
On the 0200Z  net  on 7122 kHz I got a call from Chas - W2SH in NJ - he was 449 - easy copy and then guess what - yep - evaporated.

Well this was kind of a bummer.

Try again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

At the appointed time I called and heard 20 over noise and pulled the plug. better luck next week

de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook


Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Yes, Bill was 559 here and I dropped my callsign (albeit with an unnecessary "de" and "K").  But I never could hear his reply because, as has been the case for much of this season, the 40m skip has been very long and there was a very loud (and QRO) W6EAL in CA calling "CQ NRR" (a net?) right on top of Bill.  I tuned lower but then a slightly less loud W7HRC in AZ was calling CQ,  So, long story short, my sig didn't evaporate, but long distance QRO QRM spoiled my reception.


Listened on 80m at the appointed time and heard WNØWWY calling CQ at 0237Z I doubted he might be pulling NCS duty, but nevertheless dropped my callsign.  No response.


It was a happy QRT for we were hit today with 17 inches of wet snow lasting for seven hours.  I drove the snowblower for 2 1/2 hours while it was falling, quitting ony when it became too dark to see.  The deep snow covering my ground radials made them much less effective and the antenna tuner settings for the inverted L were very different.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:26 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
OK, I think I see the problem - the band is long and the QSB ain't helpin'.

I started the net early on 7119 kHz and got a call from Barry - AB4QL in AL - he was 579 and then he just vanished.
On the 0200Z  net  on 7122 kHz I got a call from Chas - W2SH in NJ - he was 449 - easy copy and then guess what - yep - evaporated.

Well this was kind of a bummer.

Try again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

OK, I think I see the problem - the band is long and the QSB ain't helpin'.

I started the net early on 7119 kHz and got a call from Barry - AB4QL in AL - he was 579 and then he just vanished.
On the 0200Z  net  on 7122 kHz I got a call from Chas - W2SH in NJ - he was 449 - easy copy and then guess what - yep - evaporated.

Well this was kind of a bummer.

Try again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 3/7/18 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
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 or 0200 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0230 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- at 0230UTC and again on 3.579 MHz +/- at 0245 UTC.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.


Re: QRZ.COM

Tommy Gober
 

In the future, you can check it this way:

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/qrz.com.html

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Bill Gerth <billgerth@...> wrote:
Works OK at 1602 UTC in Jefferson City, MO
72,
BILL
W4RK

On Mar 7, 2018, at 8:35 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Is QRZ.COM down right now?

Bill
KV6Z



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 3/7/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
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 or 0200 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0230 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- at 0230UTC and again on 3.579 MHz +/- at 0245 UTC.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.


Re: March Ozark QRP Banner

Dick Hammond
 

Great job Walter, good info.
Dick,  n0tgr


On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:18 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good job Walter.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 9:14 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone, the March edition of the QRP Banner is now up online at


The kit pictures are some taken in a building session so they are not professionally perfect.

It is barely a month until OzarkCon and I'm ready LOL.....it's gonna be fun!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST
Four State QRP Group = http://www.4sqrp.com/
Twitter for 4SQRP...  @4sqrpGroup
Kit Mgr .. kitmgr4sqrp@...
Ozarkcon Coordinator .. ozarkconcoordinator@...
Ozark QRP Banner .. editorqrpbanner@...





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What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me.  Dick,  n0tgr


Re: Floating HF remote station

Frank King
 

I worked KH6JF/MM 28Feb2018 @ 17:07, sent: +05 rcvd: +03. I spaced it out during one of my frequent senior moments; didn’t realize who he was. Thanks for the heads up!

My bad, went QRO with 10 watts.

72

Frank

AA7XA

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:48 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Floating HF remote station

 

Hmm

Interesting!

72

Johnny AC0BQ 

 

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:26 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

This remote station is remarkable and has unlimited world wide travels for a floating station.

 

 

Walter Dufrain - K5EST
4 State Group website: www.4SQRP.com



   

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Re: Floating HF remote station

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hmm
Interesting!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:26 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
This remote station is remarkable and has unlimited world wide travels for a floating station.


Walter Dufrain - K5EST
4 State Group website: www.4SQRP.com



   

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Change to 40m net tonight

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Tonight I will start the net at 0150 UTC (7:50 p.m. CST) on 7119 kHz.
At 0200 UTC (8:00 p.m. CST) I will QSY to 7122.
If these frequencies are in use, I'll get as close as I can.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: Broadcast band Interference Filter for Cricket 80A

Chip Stratton AE5KA
 

My testing of the QRPme BCI filter with a 50 ohm termination on one end, and my AA-230 antenna analyzer on the other end, revealed an SWR of 1.04 at 3580 kHz, vs 1.01 with the 50 ohm termination without the BCI filter.

I don't recall my analyzer  measurements at BCB frequencies, only that attenuation increased rapidly below the 80m band.

I also found no significant effect on the 800 mW output power of my Cricket 80a.when the BCI was in circuit, my Elecraft W1 wattmeter 0.8 watt LED remained lit either way.

I'm certainly not trying to push any vendor's BCI filter - the circuit is easily duplicated and there is nothing special about QRPme's implementation, but it does work.

Chip
AE5KA

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 4:07 PM, Chuck Carpenter <w5usj@...> wrote:
Curt, Bryan and All,

Attached a drawing comparing two HP filters.  One that Bryan suggested and one that was worked up using Elsie.  Compare the characteristics.  If you can get parts as close as possible to the Elsie model,  I think the transmission loss will be much less than Bryan found.  Mainly because the impedance and RL are much better.
--
Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv Rains County, TX



Re: Broadcast band Interference Filter for Cricket 80A

Chuck Carpenter
 

Curt, Bryan and All,

Attached a drawing comparing two HP filters.  One that Bryan suggested and one that was worked up using Elsie.  Compare the characteristics.  If you can get parts as close as possible to the Elsie model,  I think the transmission loss will be much less than Bryan found.  Mainly because the impedance and RL are much better.
--
Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv Rains County, TX


Re: QRZ.COM

Bill Gerth
 

Works OK at 1602 UTC in Jefferson City, MO
72,
BILL
W4RK

On Mar 7, 2018, at 8:35 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Is QRZ.COM down right now?

Bill
KV6Z

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