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Re: B-jumper part

Dale Putnam
 


Hey Larry, AB0AH, I don't have your email, maybe this will find you ??

Thank you Johnny,

Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 1:20 PM
To: Dale Putnam; Larry
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] B-jumper part
 
Dale 
Holler at Larry AB0AH.
He is the kitter.
Bet he has one?
Johnhy AC0BQ 
On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a spare  470 uh choke.. for the Bayou Jumper Rx?



Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln

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B-jumper part

Dale Putnam
 

Does anyone have a spare  470 uh choke.. for the Bayou Jumper Rx?



Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Re: Happy Easter!

KG5JUP <kg5jup@...>
 

A blessed Easter to all of my fellow QRPers and to those who are not of the Christian faith have a wonderful Sunday.  

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Gm group

Hope you are having a Wonderfull Easter with your families.
Beautiful morning in SE KS, abt 70 degrees and light wind.
God Bless
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: Happy Easter!

Mike Malone
 

Yes, we had 60 and light winds for sunrise.  Happy Easter to you too.  We had brunch after Easter Morning service and I got two new antlers up at 35 feet afterwards.  Drinking cold water and examining a dual band vhf/uhf antenna that took a lightning strike.  It burned my inverted v support rope too.  So KD5KXF is back on the air without being stuck on my endfed.  


On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Gm group

Hope you are having a Wonderfull Easter with your families.
Beautiful morning in SE KS, abt 70 degrees and light wind.
God Bless
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Happy Easter!! To Each

Dale Putnam
 

 
 

He IS RISEN!.. He IS the reason for the Season.!!

Great Sunrise this morning.. temps at 32 and no breeze, with thin wispy clouds scattered about, like the eggs for the children.

HAPPY EASTER to us.

May the JOY of the Season remain with us in Thought AND Deed.. through the year.


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Happy Easter!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
Hope you are having a Wonderfull Easter with your families.
Beautiful morning in SE KS, abt 70 degrees and light wind.
God Bless
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


PSK31

Wayne Dillon
 

OK Folks,
Nil here, I'll give it one more try at 21:00CDT 02:00z
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


M3 (cubed) Electronix Test Gear for sale

Jlbqth@...
 

Hi all, I am selling my M3 (cubed) electronix test gear that is well constructed, like new and hardly used.  This is very high (near lab) quality test gear.

1.  RF watt meter/frequency meter ($169.00 original price)

2. Frequency Standard RF Calibration Source (original price $65.00)

3. 40 db attenuator (original price $25.00).  This has the new, unmarked calibration sticker & clear coat label as it has not been used.



To simplify shipping multiple packages, I will ship all three for $150.00.

Please email me off line.  Paypal preferred.

Thanks,

Jeff - NN7EE


Re: Happy Easter Amigos

Wayne Dillon
 

3580.5

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

what freq

de paul


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Mike Malone kd5kxf@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 5:53 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Happy Easter Amigos
 
 

Big day at casa de KD5KXF today.  I picked up my new ladder and have been hanging new antlers.  Spudzooka, wire, rope, feedlines, and a bit of the ol poaching.  Happy Easter all, give a listen for me on the bands tonight.


Mike de la KD5KXF 




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: PSK31 this evening

Paul Smith
 

I will be there listening and waiting. I can read the clock that says 20 hundred hrs... It is my homemade zulu clock that I get confused hi hi de Paul


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:17 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PSK31 this evening
 
 

Hello Wayne and the group
If I can remember how to get the digital stuff hooked back up, I will take a shot at digital with u guys!
So your going to be on around 8:00 pm local CDT, correct.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 9:13 AM Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good morning fellas,
I worked one AR station, turned out I was running less that 1 watt - Remember it's 01:00z - 20:00 CDT (with the 1 hour time difference between CST and CDT, I really wish we didn't need to do that) so I'll have another go this evening. This time I'll make sure I'm running about 4 watts.
Thanks for listening out, psk31 on 80  can be mighty lonely place sometimes :)
Blessings es 72/3 all,
Wayne - NQ0RP


On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Wayne,

I listened at 200 as well. I miss read my home made zulu clock..... I called you several times but you were already gone.... Ill try again. de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Richard Dickerson richard.dickerson@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:15 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PSK31 this evening
 
 

Wayne,

Did you have any luck?  I looked for you bout 02:00z.  I didn't check my email until then.

WF2F Richard

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2017, at 19:56, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186

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


Re: Happy Easter Amigos

Paul Smith
 

what freq

de paul


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Mike Malone kd5kxf@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 5:53 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Happy Easter Amigos
 
 

Big day at casa de KD5KXF today.  I picked up my new ladder and have been hanging new antlers.  Spudzooka, wire, rope, feedlines, and a bit of the ol poaching.  Happy Easter all, give a listen for me on the bands tonight.


Mike de la KD5KXF 


Happy Easter Amigos

Mike Malone
 

Big day at casa de KD5KXF today.  I picked up my new ladder and have been hanging new antlers.  Spudzooka, wire, rope, feedlines, and a bit of the ol poaching.  Happy Easter all, give a listen for me on the bands tonight.

Mike de la KD5KXF


Re: Cricket Conspiracy

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Sam
You gotta have one!!
They will be for sale soon!
The board house shipped the boards to the wrong address!!

Nice little tame critters that hop from state to state but only make nice clear CW notes, but 
No Chips!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 11:15 AM 'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

This is a vast right-wing conspiracy to make me put up an 80 meter dipole. I
gotta have me one of them Cricket thingys!

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_______________________________________________________

4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Cricket heard in Utah, John Wayne, and Award.!

Woo Hoo!!Great range for Crickets. Some of the build session Crickets
were reported to be making 1.1W, so they may stretch out even further.
These are the John Waynes of the Cricket population :o) If you have a
John Wayne Cricket, you are lucky - but check the temp of Q2 often.

Check out http://4sqrp.com/cricket.php tmmrw for a new Cricket award
invented and hosted by Bill Dekle, KV6Z. It promises to be great fun.

Pse post your Cricket success right here onthe 4sqrp and 4sqrpcricket
reflectors , and on QRP-L also. Let the world know that the Crickets are
coming.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

On 4/11/2017 9:11 AM, dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
> I didn't get any takers with my CQ effort this morning, but 3 minutes
> before I quit, and just as the grey line was passing over my house, an
> RBN Spot popped up from NC7J in Layton, Utah.
>
> NC7J is 933 miles away and reported a 3 dB SNR. I think that means
> that my Cricket was twice as strong as the noise.
>
> I see Cricketeer in my future. Oh yeah.
>
> Bill
> KV6Z
>
>
>

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Cricket Conspiracy

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

This is a vast right-wing conspiracy to make me put up an 80 meter dipole. I
gotta have me one of them Cricket thingys!

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_______________________________________________________


4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [4sqrp] Cricket heard in Utah, John Wayne, and Award.!

Woo Hoo!!Great range for Crickets. Some of the build session Crickets
were reported to be making 1.1W, so they may stretch out even further.
These are the John Waynes of the Cricket population :o) If you have a
John Wayne Cricket, you are lucky - but check the temp of Q2 often.

Check out http://4sqrp.com/cricket.php tmmrw for a new Cricket award
invented and hosted by Bill Dekle, KV6Z. It promises to be great fun.

Pse post your Cricket success right here onthe 4sqrp and 4sqrpcricket
reflectors , and on QRP-L also. Let the world know that the Crickets are
coming.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

On 4/11/2017 9:11 AM, dekle@atlasok.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I didn't get any takers with my CQ effort this morning, but 3 minutes
before I quit, and just as the grey line was passing over my house, an
RBN Spot popped up from NC7J in Layton, Utah.

NC7J is 933 miles away and reported a 3 dB SNR. I think that means
that my Cricket was twice as strong as the noise.

I see Cricketeer in my future. Oh yeah.

Bill
KV6Z



Re: PSK31 this evening

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Wayne and the group
If I can remember how to get the digital stuff hooked back up, I will take a shot at digital with u guys!
So your going to be on around 8:00 pm local CDT, correct.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 9:13 AM Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good morning fellas,
I worked one AR station, turned out I was running less that 1 watt - Remember it's 01:00z - 20:00 CDT (with the 1 hour time difference between CST and CDT, I really wish we didn't need to do that) so I'll have another go this evening. This time I'll make sure I'm running about 4 watts.
Thanks for listening out, psk31 on 80  can be mighty lonely place sometimes :)
Blessings es 72/3 all,
Wayne - NQ0RP


On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Wayne,

I listened at 200 as well. I miss read my home made zulu clock..... I called you several times but you were already gone.... Ill try again. de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Richard Dickerson richard.dickerson@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:15 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PSK31 this evening
 
 

Wayne,

Did you have any luck?  I looked for you bout 02:00z.  I didn't check my email until then.

WF2F Richard

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2017, at 19:56, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186

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


Re: PSK31 this evening

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning fellas,
I worked one AR station, turned out I was running less that 1 watt - Remember it's 01:00z - 20:00 CDT (with the 1 hour time difference between CST and CDT, I really wish we didn't need to do that) so I'll have another go this evening. This time I'll make sure I'm running about 4 watts.
Thanks for listening out, psk31 on 80  can be mighty lonely place sometimes :)
Blessings es 72/3 all,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Wayne,

I listened at 200 as well. I miss read my home made zulu clock..... I called you several times but you were already gone.... Ill try again. de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Richard Dickerson richard.dickerson@sbcglobal.net [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:15 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PSK31 this evening
 
 

Wayne,

Did you have any luck?  I looked for you bout 02:00z.  I didn't check my email until then.

WF2F Richard

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2017, at 19:56, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: PSK31 this evening

Paul Smith
 

Wayne,

I listened at 200 as well. I miss read my home made zulu clock..... I called you several times but you were already gone.... Ill try again. de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Richard Dickerson richard.dickerson@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:15 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PSK31 this evening
 
 

Wayne,

Did you have any luck?  I looked for you bout 02:00z.  I didn't check my email until then.

WF2F Richard

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2017, at 19:56, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: PSK31 this evening

Richard Dickerson
 

Wayne,

Did you have any luck?  I looked for you bout 02:00z.  I didn't check my email until then.

WF2F Richard

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 14, 2017, at 19:56, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


PSK31 this evening

Wayne Dillon
 

Good afternoon all,
I'm going to try psk31 on 80m later this evening. 3580.5 at around 01:00z
Keep and eye out for me on your waterfalls.
Blessings all
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
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Re: Cricket on digital

Todd K7TFC
 

​On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 Tommy Gober tommy@... <4sqrp@...> wrote:
There's no reason a kit should sit idle because the kit maker mothballed it. This is why the ham community should push for projects to be made open source after a few years of exclusive kit sales.

​Well, something is either open source or it's not. "Open source after a few years" is oxymoronic. Open source is both a personal philosophy and a business strategy. As a philosophy, it is based on the observation that what a person designs (or writes or even thinks) is 99.9% the work of other people anyway. I've never seen a radio design that didn't depend on design principles long and openly available: the fundamental principles of RF physics--most of which are of 19th century origin--and the oscillator, filter, and amplifier topologies, developed in the 20th century. DDS, DSP, and SDR are based on trigonometric manipulations and semiconductor methodologies that their designers didn't invent either.

This is not to suggest that designers such as Doug Demaw, Wes Hayward, Ashar Farhan, and others made no contributions to the radio art, but I think it's important to keep things in perspective when asserting ownership over a particular design that was, in essence, simply the rearranging of design elements borrowed from other people.

If a design element is creative enough such that it exists no where else (yet), it can of course be patented as a form of enforceable government protection of a limited proprietary right, but these days the bar seems to be pretty low in terms of creativity. The trouble with patents, though, it that they require the public disclosure of the supposedly-creative elements, thus showing all who care to look just how the "innovation" works. A more secure approach is to just keep the design as secret as possible--hence the commercial use of house numbers for components, or the erasing or obscuring of vendor part numbers. Certainly the publishing of a full schematic--outside the ethics of Open Source--is virtually unknown; especially in our era of "no user-serviceable parts" products.

By application, then, to Ham radio designers of kits, if they want to be the exclusive owner of their designs, they should refrain from publishing their schematics, parts lists, and design theory. The reason that's never done is that the ethos of Ham radio is the open sharing of knowledge and design. It's also not done because the primary incentive in the case of Ham radio is recognition and a sense of contribution rather than for profit.

In philosophical logic then--if not in intent--the designer of the kit is a separate entity from the seller, even if it's the same person. As a designer, he or she creates and shares knowledge. As a seller, he buys and packages components for sale to others. This is the core of Open Source business. Knowledge (including design) is freely available, but you have to pay for hardware. In our case, the designer/seller of a kit has a big advantage over other potential sellers in that his was the first and the one most likely to be associated with it in the customer's mind. If there is an element of price or feature competition involved later, all the better for everyone.

73,


Todd
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