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Lack of Band Activity - Well maybe not -The band is not “dead;” it’s just “selective.”

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hi All,
 
In general, the bands seem empty –but not really:
 
One way I catch some activity – while still not enough – is to check in on the weekly CW contests: google RADIO CONTEST CALENDAR. This site lists, among other things, the main contests for the week, Saturday through the next Saturday. Nearly guaranteed to make 10 to 30 contacts, try one of the three Wednesday CWT one-hour tests. The exchange is CALL, RST # (if a member)– or-  CALL rst ST. You can pick the morning, early afternoon and/or mid-evening sessions. I usually go for the noonish one. You don’t have to be a member. Only hook is that most of the operators run at about 20 to 30 WPM. Good call sign copy practice if nothing else. You can send your logs in via www.3830scores
 
Another example, I worked the IARU HF CW contest (ARRL) this past Saturday...........I was on the air for about 1.5 hours only; but had some fun. My P3 panadapter showed 30 some signals across the CW band at first glance! I had 36 contacts and a score of 588 for the hour+. Poor score for that 24 hour contest but my goal was simply to make some contacts for an hour or so and practice copying calls at 20-25 WPM. It was fun. One nice thing about this contest is the simple exchange: CALLSIGN 5NN ITU#  (MY ITU IS 06 FOR ME IN KANSAS) OR CALLSIGN 5NN ST/P if not a member. Most of the most common contests are supported log-wise by www.N3FJP.com logging programs. Another positive of this activity is I am trying to learn to copy the CW into the contest log with a keyboard. It’s getting better, including callsigns.
 
I also find during the week that I almost always make ONE TO THREE contacts on 20 meters meter CW mid-morning each day. Not sure why. I’ll leave the K3 and P3 on with speaker and occasionally glance at the screen. If what I’m doing  at the desk is done or I need a break, I’ll break in and try to capture the signals seen on the P3 display. Seems like 5 out of 7 days can catch at least 3 short QSOs this way.
 
The band is not “dead;” it’s just “selective.”
 
PS: Did you read your JULY 2016 QST yet? Here’s an activity that doesn’t need to worry about HF propagation. Read up on Dennis Schaefer, W5RZ’s NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON article. He shows us the way to moon-bounce and I might just try it. He lists his details on the article so I will not duplicate that here. Just a few comments: the mode used is JT65B  (a digital mode), he’s running on UHF and listed an iphone app for locating where the moon is at any time: LUNATIC. I’ll download that onto my phone today and see what’s up. In “hindsight” it is obvious; you can moon-bounce during the day as well as night; you don’t have to see the moon – only the RF cares, hi.
 
I also need an APP for recording CW contacts on my phone. Anybody recommend one?
 
72, 73, Uncle Phil, W0XI
Lawrence
 



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Re: Second Sunday Sprint

Scott ..
 

Jim,


Nice Shack. Your HW-8 occupies a pace of honor,


73 de Scott, N7NET
http://n7net.me (Scott's Place)




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Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 1:29 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Second Sunday Sprint
 
 

Greetings from Alaska,

Situation normal up here above 61 degrees North.  As usual these days there was not one single signal on the 20 meter CW band yesterday.  As such my Q/hour count was very, very low.  I will keep trying but I think I will need to be running 100watts to even have a chance of a QSO. 

I wonder if it is legit to call CQ de AL7FS/QRO in the QRP band on hopes of a ragchew with a QRPer who can kick up his power?  One has to run the minimum power to maintain contact and for me that is now 100 watts or higher.  Although I have never had an amplifier hooked up in my shack for over 51 years, I am now thinking of doing just that.  (L-4B, 30L-1, and a couple more I have on hand but have never hooked up.)

This is going to be a really rough sunspot minimum for stations at high latitude.  Seriously...day after day there are no QRP signals and mostly no SKCC signals on the band.  On a good day, there are 1-3 SKCC type QSOs going on all s-3 or weaker.  My beacon of truth is W1AW.  If it is less than S5 or S6, there will be no QSOs for me during that time slot.

I usually whine for fun on the QRP lists but this time it is just information I am sharing.  I have accepted the conditions as they are as it seemed like I had little chance of fixing them myself.  :-)  I have had hams visit me up here and want to operate from my shack.  I especially remember KØEVZ, Doc, and his visit in August of 2002.  http://www.al7fs.us/K0EVZ.html He tuned up and down the band and heard nothing.  It was quite a surprise for him.  (On the oft chance I have the wrong visitor for this story, then it was one of the other visitors as listed on my website.  :-)   )
www.al7fs.us
KŘEVZ, Doc, visits Anchorage Alaska August 2002 Photos taken August 7, 2002 K0EVZ displays his special QSL "card" that is made from an Alaskan ULU.



On a positive note, Alaska contacts will be even more popular or sought after in another five years. 

I guess that is about it for today.  Let's all keep making noise (CQ) on 20 meters and maybe we can hit a good day.

73, Jim

Jim Larsen, AL7FS
Anchorage Alaska 
1-907-223-3548
http://www.CSTAlaska.com/   Craniosacral Therapy
http://www.AL7FS.us/             QRP Website






On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
Don't forget!  This coming Sunday, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT, is the July
Second Sunday Sprint.  Go to QRPContest.com/4sqrp for complete rules.
That's also where you will enter your results. Please do that by Tuesday
evening, July 12th, at the latest.  I will take a look at the results
Wednesday and record them for my spreadsheet.  I will also send a
certificate to the person with the highest score this month.  It could
be YOU!!!! (but only if you participate).

Just for curiosity, if you participate for 15 minutes or more, please
enter your score, even if it is ZERO (0).  I'd like to get a feel for
how many people are trying each month, even if they are only listening.
I'll do this for 6 months (July - December) and decide whether I want to
continue running this contest or throw in the towel and let it fall by
the wayside (or let someone else pick it up).

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


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Re: Second Sunday Sprint

AL7FS-Jim.Larsen
 

Greetings from Alaska,

Situation normal up here above 61 degrees North.  As usual these days there was not one single signal on the 20 meter CW band yesterday.  As such my Q/hour count was very, very low.  I will keep trying but I think I will need to be running 100watts to even have a chance of a QSO. 

I wonder if it is legit to call CQ de AL7FS/QRO in the QRP band on hopes of a ragchew with a QRPer who can kick up his power?  One has to run the minimum power to maintain contact and for me that is now 100 watts or higher.  Although I have never had an amplifier hooked up in my shack for over 51 years, I am now thinking of doing just that.  (L-4B, 30L-1, and a couple more I have on hand but have never hooked up.)

This is going to be a really rough sunspot minimum for stations at high latitude.  Seriously...day after day there are no QRP signals and mostly no SKCC signals on the band.  On a good day, there are 1-3 SKCC type QSOs going on all s-3 or weaker.  My beacon of truth is W1AW.  If it is less than S5 or S6, there will be no QSOs for me during that time slot.

I usually whine for fun on the QRP lists but this time it is just information I am sharing.  I have accepted the conditions as they are as it seemed like I had little chance of fixing them myself.  :-)  I have had hams visit me up here and want to operate from my shack.  I especially remember KØEVZ, Doc, and his visit in August of 2002.  http://www.al7fs.us/K0EVZ.html He tuned up and down the band and heard nothing.  It was quite a surprise for him.  (On the oft chance I have the wrong visitor for this story, then it was one of the other visitors as listed on my website.  :-)   )

On a positive note, Alaska contacts will be even more popular or sought after in another five years. 

I guess that is about it for today.  Let's all keep making noise (CQ) on 20 meters and maybe we can hit a good day.

73, Jim

Jim Larsen, AL7FS
Anchorage Alaska 
1-907-223-3548
http://www.CSTAlaska.com/   Craniosacral Therapy
http://www.AL7FS.us/             QRP Website






On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
Don't forget!  This coming Sunday, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT, is the July
Second Sunday Sprint.  Go to QRPContest.com/4sqrp for complete rules.
That's also where you will enter your results. Please do that by Tuesday
evening, July 12th, at the latest.  I will take a look at the results
Wednesday and record them for my spreadsheet.  I will also send a
certificate to the person with the highest score this month.  It could
be YOU!!!! (but only if you participate).

Just for curiosity, if you participate for 15 minutes or more, please
enter your score, even if it is ZERO (0).  I'd like to get a feel for
how many people are trying each month, even if they are only listening.
I'll do this for 6 months (July - December) and decide whether I want to
continue running this contest or throw in the towel and let it fall by
the wayside (or let someone else pick it up).

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


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Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

W0IIT
 

They are listed on the club call’s ORZ page.  If memory serves.

cu, Bart W0IIT  


On Jul 11, 2016, at 12:45 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Wonder.  What are the club numbers ? 

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 11:18 AM -0600, "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Also, don't forget that the club also has SKCC and NAQCC numbers, awards abound for the club if members want to take part in sprints/ operating periods under the auspices of the club call. Would be neat to earn SKCC Centurion (and up) as well as entering for the various NAQCC awards.
Just a thought.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members 
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As 
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a 
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their 
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC 
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll 
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW, 
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun 
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time 
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile 
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more 
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering 
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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




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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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686




Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

W0IIT
 

One word of caution, only one club member should be using the call if they are using a club number i.e. going to enter a NAQCC sprint.  That would cause real havoc if say three members entered the same sprint at the same time.  There should be a place on our web site where a first come member would be allowed to use the call for that sprint and no one else could use it.  This holds particularly true for contest.  Imagine if 15 members entered the ARRL 10 Meter contest = chaos!!  The checkers would be out for someone’s scalp:-)

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS


On Jul 11, 2016, at 12:17 PM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Also, don't forget that the club also has SKCC and NAQCC numbers, awards abound for the club if members want to take part in sprints/ operating periods under the auspices of the club call. Would be neat to earn SKCC Centurion (and up) as well as entering for the various NAQCC awards.
Just a thought.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members 
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As 
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a 
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their 
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC 
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll 
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW, 
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun 
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time 
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile 
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more 
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering 
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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




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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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686



Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

Dale Putnam
 

Wonder.  What are the club numbers ? 

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 11:18 AM -0600, "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Also, don't forget that the club also has SKCC and NAQCC numbers, awards abound for the club if members want to take part in sprints/ operating periods under the auspices of the club call. Would be neat to earn SKCC Centurion (and up) as well as entering for the various NAQCC awards.
Just a thought.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW,
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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




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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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

Wayne Dillon
 

Also, don't forget that the club also has SKCC and NAQCC numbers, awards abound for the club if members want to take part in sprints/ operating periods under the auspices of the club call. Would be neat to earn SKCC Centurion (and up) as well as entering for the various NAQCC awards.
Just a thought.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW,
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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




--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hi Nate, you are right............many trips to Milwaukee.
 
Terry once flew out to Lawrence, KS and toured our plant. While there he buzzed the University – flying over the engineering building twice -
and then returned to the airport in North Lawrence. It only took 20 minutes for a bunch of aero students to come out and look at the plane.
Terry then took them in batches for a ride up and around the city...........crazy......as I recall there were two or three round trips for the students ` 20 of them....
 
Unc, W0XI
 

Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today
 
 

* On 2016 10 Jul 17:00 -0500, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> I was lucky enough to ride the starship a number of times. One Dayton,
> Terry simply said, “Hey, let’s fly to Chicago tonight for diner.” We
> did! Crazy times and crazy but funny guy. Gosh, showing my age; that
> was in the early 1980s!

I would imagine that later in the decade AES did a good business selling
Kantronics TNCs. Good for both companies.

72, Nate

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Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

WA0ITP
 

GM Dale,

You bet, any band, any mode, and contests count.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 7/10/2016 9:56 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Is that offer open for one of the contests this fall?  Of so I would like that. Could be fun to run Qrp with it in sweeps or the ARRL 160 or 10.

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 8:20 PM -0600, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW,
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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



Re: WAS Using WQ5RP

Dale Putnam
 

Is that offer open for one of the contests this fall?  Of so I would like that. Could be fun to run Qrp with it in sweeps or the ARRL 160 or 10.

72,
Dale - WC7S in WY




On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 8:20 PM -0600, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members
can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As
long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a
long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their
club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC
in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll
upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW,
but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun
to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time
to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile
requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more
fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering
CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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


WAS Using WQ5RP

WA0ITP
 

Is anyone interested in making WAS using the club call? All members can use the the club call anytime they wish, any mode, any band. As long as you stay within the limits of your own license (Riley said so, a long time ago :o) Other clubs have had a club wide activity using their club call. The North Georgia group, NO4GA comes to mind, they made DXCC in 4 months.

If you want to participate, pse send me your contact's info and I'll upload it to a log on our web page. I'm not savvy enough to use LOTW, but some of you who are could handle that if you wish. It would be fun to track the club's progress and I'll post a progress report from time to time on the reflector.

This isn't for the ARRL award, since complying with the 50 mile requirement isn't possible, but this group activity should be even more fun. Monitoring the watering holes throughout the day and answering CQ's should be a productive way to negate poor band condx.

Lemmee know, and TIA

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


Second Sunday Sprint is upon us!!!

John Lonigro
 

In less than an hour, the Second Sunday Sprint will be starting up. It runs from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT, which is 0000 - 0200 UTC.

Go to QRPcontest.com for rules, details, and eventually entering your score.

Remember, if you participated at all, please make an entry at that website. I want to know how many people are interested in this contest.

72,

John AA0VE


Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today

 

* On 2016 10 Jul 17:00 -0500, 'Phil' w0xiphil@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I was lucky enough to ride the starship a number of times. One Dayton,
Terry simply said, “Hey, let’s fly to Chicago tonight for diner.” We
did! Crazy times and crazy but funny guy. Gosh, showing my age; that
was in the early 1980s!
I would imagine that later in the decade AES did a good business selling
Kantronics TNCs. Good for both companies.

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

I was lucky enough to ride the starship a number of times. One Dayton, Terry simply said, “Hey, let’s fly to Chicago tonight for diner.” We did!
Crazy times and crazy but funny guy. Gosh, showing my age; that was in the early 1980s!
 
72, Uncle Phil, W0XI, lawrence ks
 
 
 
 

Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 7:22 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today
 
 

Spent many a Saturday morning at AES Orlando.
 
Did you happen to get a ride in the Starship? Used to see it flying quite often when he had it.
 
72
Pat KD4OBQ
 
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Looking for N5HOL

Dan Reynolds
 

Back in April I asked on this list for help soldering the CPU & codec chips to the UI board of the mcHF transceiver project. Jimmy, N5HOL, emailed me and I sent him the chips and board and I haven't heard from him in about a month and I can't seem to get a hold of him. 


If any of you know him or he's reading this I would desperately like my board and chips back. I really can't afford to replace these again. Thanks.


Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO



Re: AES is closing it's doors..........announced via ARRL email today

KD4OBQ
 


Re: looking for a Magic Box

David Lipow
 

 
Hi all, Thank you for your replies. I found a Magic Box unbuilt kit.
73's
David KA3RYS


IARU (ARRL) CONTEST ON TODAY.....GOOD CW PRATICE on callsigns if nothing else

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hey All,
 
Goggle RADIO CONTEST CALENDAR,
 
Therein you’ll find most of the contests for the week. I’m working one now – just took a tea break – and it’s fun but also good CW keyboard call sign copy practice.
 
If you happen to subscribe to N3FJP’s suite of programs (generic AC log most popular) you likely have the IARU contest program too already.
 
THIS CONTEST PROGRAM IS NICE FOR CW KEYBOARD PRACTICE IN THAT ALL YOU LOG IS CALL, 5NN and itu ZONE........07  for most of us in 0-land.
 
Take a look. I was on 20 meters before lunch...........may now switch to 40..............
 
73, 72 Uncle Phil
w0xi
Lawrence KS
 
 



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Re: looking for a Magic Box

Jim Kortge
 



On 7/8/2016 9:30 PM, dhlipow@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hi all,
I'm looking for a Magic Box, preferably an unbuilt kit, to compliment an SS40 TX and SS40 RX. My email is dhlipow@....
73s
David KA3RYS

David,

If you have both the SS-40Rx and SS-40Tx board, a MagicBox is not needed to connect them together.� All of the Antenna and T/R switching is taken care of by the combo.

72,

Jim, K8IQY
The SS-40Rx and SS-40Tx Designer


Re: 4QRP email blog #1

Paul Smith
 

Looks GREAT Walter!
de Paul N0NBD

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To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; walter.k5est@gmail.com
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 21:16:34 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4QRP email blog #1



Nice Job Walter
Thanks
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, July 8, 2016, Walter - K5EST
walter.k5est@gmail.com<mailto:walter.k5est@gmail.com> [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:


4QRP
The original email blog of the 4SQRP Group -- copyright July 2016
Walter - K5EST - Editor

This weekend:

July 9-10 IARU HF World Championship with QRP categories for phone,
CW, and mixed entries.
http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship

July 10 Don't forget! This coming Sunday, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT, is
the July
Second Sunday Sprint. Go to QRPContest.com/4sqrp for complete rules.
That's also where you will enter your results. Please do that by Tuesday
evening, July 12th, at the latest. I will take a look at the results
Wednesday and record them for my spreadsheet. I will also send a
certificate to the person with the highest score this month. It could
be YOU!!!! (but only if you participate),
John AA0VE, 4SQRP Contest Coordinator
http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php

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4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler
This excellent random wire antenna tuner is the classic T-Match design
which is known for wide matching range and smooth operation. See:
http://www.4sqrp.com/4stuner.php

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