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Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Dan Reynolds
 

What if you don't have QRO? Stop talking?


Re: July 4th

Dick Hammond
 

Be safe,  Thank God for who you are.  Dick,  n0tgr

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Sean Edwards cybersean3000@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

If you have not done so recently, make sure to read our Declaration of Independence today.

- Sean Edwards
AD0QG


On Jul 4, 2016 9:52 AM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Happy July 4th to all you patriots out there.

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Re: July 4th

Sean Edwards
 

If you have not done so recently, make sure to read our Declaration of Independence today.

- Sean Edwards
AD0QG


On Jul 4, 2016 9:52 AM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Happy July 4th to all you patriots out there.

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Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Dennis Schaefer
 

Thanks, Phil.  It was fun, and if anyone wants any more info, I'd be glad to help.   Bear in mind that I'm not an "expert" and that was the point of the article.  I'll never rack up a big list of EME stations worked, but there are at least 10 big stations that I should be able to  work with minimal equipment.   The Essex DX Group guys in England are decoding some of the big stations using a 2 element yagi, and also a corner reflector made from a cardboard box covered with aluminum foil.   They have some good info on their Facebook page, if you are a Facebook participant.   

My next project (which may or may not ever get finished) is a rope yagi that can be tied to a tree branch and steered manually.    I'll attempt an EME contact with an FT-817 and a 15 watt amplifier on 432 MHz.   I hope this will all be small enough to put in a backpack, although I don't intend to hike too far with it.   The battery requirements sholdn't be too stringent if a contact is made quickly.   All of these QRP EME efforts have one contact as the goal, and anything else is gravy.

QRP CW is still the best, but it's fun to try new things.

73,
Dennis, W5RZ


July 4th

WA0ITP
 

Happy July 4th to all you patriots out there.

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MOON BOUNCE - corrected url address to programs

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Hi Dean................my typo error...............just corrected link to moon-bounce stuff at K1JT, see below....worked for me.
 
73, Uncle Phil
w0xi
Lawrence KS
 
 
 
 

Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2016 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?
 
 

Phil the link to Princeton is broke.




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FS dual band

 

I have a dual band ARROW beam used very little.
Comes with the duplexr and rated for 10 watts.
$60.00 and I guess another $5.00 for the shipping tube
BOB AF2DX


AM power

Dean LaClair
 

Chas
I think he meant he worked him " in the AM " not on AM
72
Happy 4th
Dean


Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Dean LaClair
 

Phil the link to Princeton is broke.

Johnny, not an unreasonable request if QRO op was, say, S2, on your end and  you were near the noise level on his...

Just sayin
72
Dean K2WW

On Jul 3, 2016 4:49 PM, "Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hmm Interesting Phil

We might get better return signals from
The moon than we do the ozone layer!!

Worked CA this am on 7.038, he was running 
550 watts so I kicked the kx3 up to 12.
He asked if I had a rig that was qro??
72
Have a fun and safe 4th!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

HEY ALL,
 
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
 
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) .
 
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
 
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce digital mode (known as JT65B), [  physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/    ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon  (day or night)......W7GJ makes an excellent planning program called GJTracker, available as a free download  from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called Lunatic  (nice name for buck folks) .
 
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil
member, W0uk club, 4SQRP club.



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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

w2sh@...
 

Johnny,


I've always thought the FCC's legal maximum on AM was four times the peak power of a 100-percent modulated Class C stage, or 375 Watts (times four = 1,500Watts).


Gosh, how silly of me.  Of course, the guy is in California where they play by their own rules.  Guess 550 Watts is QRP there.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



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Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2016 4:49 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Phil
Cc: W0UK@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?
 
 

Hmm Interesting Phil

We might get better return signals from
The moon than we do the ozone layer!!

Worked CA this am on 7.038, he was running 
550 watts so I kicked the kx3 up to 12.
He asked if I had a rig that was qro??
72
Have a fun and safe 4th!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

HEY ALL,
 
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
 
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) .
 
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
 
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce digital mode (known as JT65B), [  physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/    ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon  (day or night)......W7GJ makes an excellent planning program called GJTracker, available as a free download  from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called Lunatic  (nice name for buck folks) .
 
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil
member, W0uk club, 4SQRP club.



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72
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Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hmm Interesting Phil
We might get better return signals from
The moon than we do the ozone layer!!

Worked CA this am on 7.038, he was running 
550 watts so I kicked the kx3 up to 12.
He asked if I had a rig that was qro??
72
Have a fun and safe 4th!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

HEY ALL,
 
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
 
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) .
 
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
 
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce digital mode (known as JT65B), [  physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/    ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon  (day or night)......W7GJ makes an excellent planning program called GJTracker, available as a free download  from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called Lunatic  (nice name for buck folks) .
 
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil
member, W0uk club, 4SQRP club.



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72
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Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Don Jackson
 

Correction to the link to W7GJ: his call has the two letters "gj" reversed in the link given.

On 07/03/2016 02:36 PM, 'Phil' w0xiphil@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:


HEY ALL,
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE
ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham
bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) Smile.
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce
digital mode (known as *JT65B*), [ physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/ ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon (day or night)......W7GJ makes an
excellent planning program called *GJTracker*, available as a free
download from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/
<http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/>;.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called
*Lunatic* (nice name for buck folks) Smile.
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil


WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

HEY ALL,
 
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
 
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) .
 
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
 
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce digital mode (known as JT65B), [  physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/    ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon  (day or night)......W7GJ makes an excellent planning program called GJTracker, available as a free download  from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called Lunatic  (nice name for buck folks) .
 
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil
member, W0uk club, 4SQRP club.



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Re: Checkns

Paul Smith
 

My. Tomatos are doing ok have picked 7 and. Few more are abt ready rgr on sked we can try am at lake will set up and call later 



On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 3:43 PM -0500, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Lets try for a sked every now and then, bet we can make it once in a while, net times haven't been good to use so lets try another time of day.  
My tomatoes aren't doing much, not putting on any new growth, how's your's? 

Have a good one.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 6/30/2016 3:21 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Sounds good to me Terry. I have been listening here but hearing NADA. de Paul N0NBD

________________________________
To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:47:45 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Checkns



Slim pickens again this week, but thank you Johnny and Darryl. Johnny
made it in last night on 80M, he was weak, but copyable, and Darryl had
a nice signal this morning on 7122 solid 559 from AR. Thanks guys, hope
to hear you again next week.

Good to see the propagation emails from Woody and Phil. Seems like the
20M is often open to somewhere, 20M being the bread and butter band for
in SEIA. It's easier to have a QSO with a station you already hear
calling. Contrast that to calling in the blind to a targeted population
i.e a net. The Group has to be listening (and prop numbers may
discourage them) and propagation must be adequate for that population.
Four State region signals have been weak or non existent here for some
time on either 40 or 80, with only one or two chekins, sometimes none.

So I'll be taking rest of the summer off and resuming my nets again
after Labor Day. Anyone else want to give it a try? I'll be monitoring
the qrp watering holes, incl our own.

Thanks for the effort and time spent so far and in the future, cu in
September.

--
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I love this radio stuff.
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www.4sqrp.com




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Re: Propagation

Charles W. Powell
 

I just went out after checking the forecast to see what was up.  Map looked good into EU and West Africa from the coast of MA.  Sure enough, worked Italy, Germany, and Oman, and heard strong signals from Croatia & Eastern Turkey.  Couldn’t break all the pile-ups, but what do you expect with 5 watts and a loop?  DL1DGS was amazed at my signal, and gave me peaks of 579 with QSB.  Who says QRP doesn’t work?  

Jim - if you put in your locator and hit calculate, it compensates for geographical location.  I checked the propagation from Zinga, where I go in Tanzania, and WOW! Wish I were there today. Lots of coverage into all of EU and Asia, but ZERO into the US.  Even 15 meters showed as active.

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Jun 30, 2016, at 5:39 PM, Jim Larsen jimlarsen2@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I had not used this version of VOACAP site before but appreciate it being brought to my attention via Chas' post.

I tried it for my QTH and much to my surprise, it matches very closely with what the RBN reports on my CQs.  Reasonably good chance to Oregon and Washington, maybe into Idaho and then sweeping on up into Canada.  At this time of day (2200Z) the rest of the US is a black hole in the 10% range.

Neat!  Except for not making QRP contacts very often and listening to a dead band all day.  I suspect even VOACAP can't handle high latitudes very well but I must say it seem to correlate with on air experience.

73, Jim

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


Jun 30, 2016  Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp]  wrote:
 VOACAP predictions, I have found it to be very useful 
Good if you are my current QTH (MA coast) and bad if you are in the midwest.
http://www.voacap.com/coverage.html
​   ​
72,
​  ​
Chas - NK8O





RMRc cw practice net being called now..

Dale Putnam
 

14.0625 and in about 20 minutes the net will qsy to 7.0625.. but you don't have to. 


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


Re: Propagation

AL7FS-Jim.Larsen
 

I had not used this version of VOACAP site before but appreciate it being brought to my attention via Chas' post.

I tried it for my QTH and much to my surprise, it matches very closely with what the RBN reports on my CQs.  Reasonably good chance to Oregon and Washington, maybe into Idaho and then sweeping on up into Canada.  At this time of day (2200Z) the rest of the US is a black hole in the 10% range.

Neat!  Except for not making QRP contacts very often and listening to a dead band all day.  I suspect even VOACAP can't handle high latitudes very well but I must say it seem to correlate with on air experience.

73, Jim

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


Jun 30, 2016  Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp]  wrote:

 VOACAP predictions, I have found it to be very useful 
Good if you are my current QTH (MA coast) and bad if you are in the midwest.
http://www.voacap.com/coverage.html
​   ​
72,
​  ​
Chas - NK8O



Propagation

Charles W. Powell
 

There was a discussion on this forum a while back about propagation forecasts. I recently started using the VOACAP predictions, because you can put in power, mode, antenna type, and sunspot numbers. I have found it to be very useful with the ZERO sunspots we’ve had recently. I have found my propagation zones most over oceans when I have been on 20 meters. Good if you are my current QTH (MA coast) and bad if you are in the midwest. Sometimes it is very surprising to see the prediction, and sometimes not. Wish I were in Tanzania right now - open to ALL of Europe and Asia, but NOTHING into the US. Anyway, try it out. You too might find it useful.

http://www.voacap.com/coverage.html

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: Checkns

WA0ITP
 

Lets try for a sked every now and then, bet we can make it once in a while, net times haven't been good to use so lets try another time of day.  
My tomatoes aren't doing much, not putting on any new growth, how's your's? 

Have a good one.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 6/30/2016 3:21 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Sounds good to me Terry. I have been listening here but hearing NADA. de Paul N0NBD

________________________________
To: 4sqrp@... 
From: 4sqrp@... 
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:47:45 -0500 
Subject: [4sqrp] Checkns 
 
 
 
Slim pickens again this week, but thank you Johnny and Darryl. Johnny 
made it in last night on 80M, he was weak, but copyable, and Darryl had 
a nice signal this morning on 7122 solid 559 from AR. Thanks guys, hope 
to hear you again next week. 
 
Good to see the propagation emails from Woody and Phil. Seems like the 
20M is often open to somewhere, 20M being the bread and butter band for 
in SEIA. It's easier to have a QSO with a station you already hear 
calling. Contrast that to calling in the blind to a targeted population 
i.e a net. The Group has to be listening (and prop numbers may 
discourage them) and propagation must be adequate for that population. 
Four State region signals have been weak or non existent here for some 
time on either 40 or 80, with only one or two chekins, sometimes none. 
 
So I'll be taking rest of the summer off and resuming my nets again 
after Labor Day. Anyone else want to give it a try? I'll be monitoring 
the qrp watering holes, incl our own. 
 
Thanks for the effort and time spent so far and in the future, cu in 
September. 
 
--  
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I love this radio stuff. 
www.wa0itp.com 
www.4sqrp.com 
 
 
 
 		 	   		  

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Re: Checkns

Paul Smith
 

Sounds good to me Terry. I have been listening here but hearing NADA. de Paul N0NBD

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From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:47:45 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Checkns



Slim pickens again this week, but thank you Johnny and Darryl. Johnny
made it in last night on 80M, he was weak, but copyable, and Darryl had
a nice signal this morning on 7122 solid 559 from AR. Thanks guys, hope
to hear you again next week.

Good to see the propagation emails from Woody and Phil. Seems like the
20M is often open to somewhere, 20M being the bread and butter band for
in SEIA. It's easier to have a QSO with a station you already hear
calling. Contrast that to calling in the blind to a targeted population
i.e a net. The Group has to be listening (and prop numbers may
discourage them) and propagation must be adequate for that population.
Four State region signals have been weak or non existent here for some
time on either 40 or 80, with only one or two chekins, sometimes none.

So I'll be taking rest of the summer off and resuming my nets again
after Labor Day. Anyone else want to give it a try? I'll be monitoring
the qrp watering holes, incl our own.

Thanks for the effort and time spent so far and in the future, cu in
September.

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


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