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Second Sunday Sprint Results

John Lonigro
 

In September, we had 14 SSS participants, which I thought was very good, until October came around.  This month, we had 16 participants, which is close to a record, which is 17 for 2020.  I don't know the reason for the sudden upsurge in participation, but I'm not complaining.  Maybe the pandemic is making everyone bored.

The winner this month, with 24 QSO points, is Nick Nichols, WB5BKL. Congratulations to Nick.  He will receive his certificate in the email shortly.

Also, welcome to Steve, WB5CTS.  While he's been a participant in the past, October was the first month he participated in 2020.

The big news for the month is there is a tie for first place for the year.  With only two months to go, both John, K4BAI, and Chas, W2SH, have 144 points.  In third place is Nick, WB5BKL, with 128 points. Carl, WB0CFF, is also within striking distance.  It's not likely, but it's possible we could end up with a 3- or 4-way tie at the end of the year.  There won't be any playoffs or sudden death contests to determine the overall winner.  Regardless of how many people end up in first place after December, all will get a certificate declaring them a "Co-Winner for 2020".  Then, after a few brief moments of fame for the winners, the spreadsheet will be cleared out, ready to start anew in 2021.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Coordinator


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/14/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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.


NAQCC 16th Anniversary

John - KK4ITX
 

The NAQCC is celebrating their 16th Anniversary this week with a CW Sprint from 8:30-10:30p Eastern on Tuesday, October 13 (yup tomorrow).  Here’s a page of more information: http://naqcc.info/sprint_rules.html this should give you all the info needed to join in.

You don’t have to be a member to participate and you don’t have to even be good at CW because almost everyone is there to help you learn and appreciate CW.

So dust off your key(s), turn off your “heater” and drop your power down to 5w...... it should be a good time !

73,

John
KK4ITX 


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/14/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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.


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

If you participated in the Second Sunday Sprint last night, don't forget to send in your score before Tuesday evening (qrpcontest.com)

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 10/11/2020 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 11 October 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 10/11/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 11 October 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: 4S tuner

Curt M.
 

I have both tuners and I use them both.  The 4S tuner works well but the capacitors on my need worked back and forth every now and then to clean them.  One is worse than the other. Typically the next time I use it if it s a few weeks later I have to do the same thing. Other than that it works very well. It’s also very fun to build. 

Curt
WU3U


Re: 4S tuner

Tim N9PUZ
 

Welcome Jerry! 4SQRP has grown well beyond the boundaries of the original group. I'm sure you'll have fun using the tuner.

Tim N9PUZ
 

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 10:34 PM Jerry Pereira <digilink@...> wrote:
I’m looking forward to receiving my 4S tuner to go with my MTR3B. I’ve been using an Elecraft T1 but feel a more hands on approach would be a better option for me.
Thanks for allowing me to be part of the group even though I’m from Georgia 😉
Jerry - K4KBL 


4S tuner

Jerry Pereira <digilink@...>
 

Soon my 4S QRP tuner will be here to use with my MTR3B. I’ve been using an Elecraft T1 but I think the more of a hands on to lower SWR will be better overall.
I look forward to being an active member even though I’m in Georgia 😉
Jerry - K4KBL 


4S tuner

Jerry Pereira <digilink@...>
 

I’m looking forward to receiving my 4S tuner to go with my MTR3B. I’ve been using an Elecraft T1 but feel a more hands on approach would be a better option for me.
Thanks for allowing me to be part of the group even though I’m from Georgia 😉
Jerry - K4KBL 


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 10/11/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 11 October 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

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


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

 

Gwen,

Pardon my last message where I typed QRP-ARCI...I meant 4SQRP, as that is where I bought the tuner.

Maybe "Oldtimer's Disease" is messing with my mind!

EuGene

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8:00:12 PM CDT, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:


4SQRP does not control the structure of that menu, except by enabling or disabling features. A store link is not a feature they can enable, as they neither created nor control Groups.io. That is a third-party mailing-list site.

4sqrp.groups.io is NOT the 4SQRP "home page", nor is it "their site". http://www.4sqrp.com IS their home page, and IS their site. Groups.io is only a messaging service.

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73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 8:54 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeff,

I guess by Main Page I figured that you meant the home page...across the top are: Groups.io, Your Groups, Find or Create a Group, Help, and bigusmith.  If you meant the main page on the 4sqrp's site, not on the Groups.io site which is where I normally go to see what's up on 4sqrp, t would be nice if the store was added to those links listed on the left of the screen at 4sqrp.groups.io.

EuGene


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

 

Gwen,

Oh well, it was just a thought, as I didn't have any idea how the Groups thing operated...I'm too new to it.

I suppose in order to see what is available for sale by QRP-ARCI I would have to go to QRP-ARCI.com, which is probably where I was when I bought the tuner.  I went to the tuner for sale page using a link that someone sent to me, so I wasn't really aware of where I was or how to get back there without the link.

EuGene
KA5NLY

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8:00:12 PM CDT, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:


4SQRP does not control the structure of that menu, except by enabling or disabling features. A store link is not a feature they can enable, as they neither created nor control Groups.io. That is a third-party mailing-list site.

4sqrp.groups.io is NOT the 4SQRP "home page", nor is it "their site". http://www.4sqrp.com IS their home page, and IS their site. Groups.io is only a messaging service.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 8:54 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeff,

I guess by Main Page I figured that you meant the home page...across the top are: Groups.io, Your Groups, Find or Create a Group, Help, and bigusmith.  If you meant the main page on the 4sqrp's site, not on the Groups.io site which is where I normally go to see what's up on 4sqrp, t would be nice if the store was added to those links listed on the left of the screen at 4sqrp.groups.io.

EuGene


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

Gwen Patton
 

4SQRP does not control the structure of that menu, except by enabling or disabling features. A store link is not a feature they can enable, as they neither created nor control Groups.io. That is a third-party mailing-list site.

4sqrp.groups.io is NOT the 4SQRP "home page", nor is it "their site". http://www.4sqrp.com IS their home page, and IS their site. Groups.io is only a messaging service.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 8:54 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeff,

I guess by Main Page I figured that you meant the home page...across the top are: Groups.io, Your Groups, Find or Create a Group, Help, and bigusmith.  If you meant the main page on the 4sqrp's site, not on the Groups.io site which is where I normally go to see what's up on 4sqrp, t would be nice if the store was added to those links listed on the left of the screen at 4sqrp.groups.io.

EuGene


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

 

Jeff,

I guess by Main Page I figured that you meant the home page...across the top are: Groups.io, Your Groups, Find or Create a Group, Help, and bigusmith.  If you meant the main page on the 4sqrp's site, not on the Groups.io site which is where I normally go to see what's up on 4sqrp, t would be nice if the store was added to those links listed on the left of the screen at 4sqrp.groups.io.

EuGene


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Eugene 
Go to 4sqrp.com
 Second button down is 4 state kits.

Also if I scroll way down we have clickable pictures of the kits.

The kit pages are open to the public.

72
Johnny 


On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:17 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I bought the little QRP antenna tuner kit from the 4sqrp Store, and wanted to go back to the store and see what other goodies they have to offer, but when I look at the list of things on the left side of my screen (from Home, Chats, Photos, etc. down to Wiki (whatever that is) at the bottom, a was thoroughly confused that the Store is not listed.  Is that to keep the store private so non-members can't go there...OK, then, how do members get to the store?

I do not recall how I got to the store when I bought the tuner, and did not think to bookmark the address, so that' why I am asking for help now.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY/QRP

P.S.  Moderator, please consider add ing the 4sqrp Store to the list of options on the left of the screen to help us dummies go shopping there.

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Re: Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Jim
That’s Cute!!
Might as well start Her early!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
Funny that the SSCPO topic should crop up.
I just finished a little surface mount version of Dave's circuit.
Decreasing the value of the resistors in series with the speaker and it performs quite nicely on 3 V from a pair of AA cells. Adequate volume, but not loud enough to annoy parents........ important because.....

It's tucked into a key I 3-D printed for my grand daughter Tessa, who just turned 3 this week. You might recall a photo I posted a few weeks back of her trying her hand at the Brown Bothers paddles on my K2. Now she can have a key of her own.

A roller-lever microswitch is hidden under the trunion, and there's provision to bring out a connection to actually key a tranmitter .... one day....

Photos are attached.

73
Jim, N5IB






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Re: Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

wa2cky
 

Very nice!  
Bob Groh, WA2CKY

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
Funny that the SSCPO topic should crop up.
I just finished a little surface mount version of Dave's circuit.
Decreasing the value of the resistors in series with the speaker and it performs quite nicely on 3 V from a pair of AA cells. Adequate volume, but not loud enough to annoy parents........ important because.....

It's tucked into a key I 3-D printed for my grand daughter Tessa, who just turned 3 this week. You might recall a photo I posted a few weeks back of her trying her hand at the Brown Bothers paddles on my K2. Now she can have a key of her own.

A roller-lever microswitch is hidden under the trunion, and there's provision to bring out a connection to actually key a tranmitter .... one day....

Photos are attached.

73
Jim, N5IB







Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

w2sh@...
 

I heard nothing on 40m except for tail end of a wannabe QNI that gave a FL address.  I wondered if the skip was extra long to receive FL but not the 4S heartland.  Thern a strong digital signal QRM'd the 7.120-7.122 mHz spread.  QRT for me.

On 80m I was only able to copy QNIers WA9PWP and WBØCFF.  I tried to QNI, but the NCS only acknowledged me with three "agns" and finally a "sri".  So I quit.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Gary AFN4A <gmentro@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 21:39
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder
 
I hear him (just barely) 3.564 here in FL. Not hearing mr tho...

Gary N3OS 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 21:38 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Yes I did Dave!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Did someone tell Bert? :-)

Dave, N4ELM

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73 DE N3OS - Gary
QRPARCI #3425
NAQCC #7301
SKCC #3849
FISTS #18652

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