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Finally a checkin

Darryl J Kelly
 

I have been incident commander for our AR Baptist Disaster Relief flood recovery team right here in my home town of Jonesboro for the last two weeks, done now and finally able to check into the net this morning.
Darryl, KK5IB



Checkns

WA0ITP
 

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


Wed. night PSK checkin.

Dick Hammond
 

WF2F  Richard,  South Bend, IN
lot's of  qrm  tonight, tnx  WF2F for  checkin.
N0TGR  Dick,  Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!

AL7FS-Jim.Larsen
 

This is an interesting topic.  My northern high latitude (61+ degree North) is really nasty for propagation.  Still, I do get on and call CQ, usually on 14.059.49...Alaska is the 49th state.  I usually can get a hit from the RBN but mostly in WA and OR.  I suppose it is tough due to propagation and distance.  It is 1450 miles to Seattle.  Most days I don't even hear SKCC QSOs.  Today I copied W1AW at about S-4.  That means no other stations heard.  If W1AW gets up to S-7 or better, it is time to flip on the K2.

Don't tell anyone...but I have been known to run 100 watts from time to time since the sun calmed down.  Even then, it is not a slam dunk.

See you on the air.

73, Jim

Jim Larsen, AL7FS
Anchorage Alaska 
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On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Hey Woody
Great idea, we all just need to try to do it more!
A few months ago whike i was building Diz's one waters, I kept a rig on the bench tuned to one of the Qrp watering holes.
Made quite a few quick Qso's!!
Some old friends and made some new contacts as well.
Just need to find time to build more!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, fghester@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..







Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Woody
Great idea, we all just need to try to do it more!
A few months ago whike i was building Diz's one waters, I kept a rig on the bench tuned to one of the Qrp watering holes.
Made quite a few quick Qso's!!
Some old friends and made some new contacts as well.
Just need to find time to build more!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, fghester@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated! [1 Attachment]

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

I do keep a check on propagation reports but really pay attention to them about as much as I do the local weather man...they are a 'best guess'...like many others I have made contacts when the reports said it wasn't worth trying....I figure it is kinda like surfing...gotta wait, watch and time you effort to the best set of waves and hopefully pick the biggest one and ride it for all it is worth...

AF5AF

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On Jun 29, 2016, at 11:23, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

QTH: Wareham MA, portable, next to Tobey Hospital. 14027 KHz  QSO end time 0048 UTC.  M0IKE in Chesterfield, England, 100 watts with 2 el quad (Yaesu FT-5000 MP).  My station: Elecraft KX2 & homebrew magnetic loop.  Report to him - (true) 599 QSB, report to me - 549 with QSB to S0, QRK 5.  We had a nice chat.  He dropped to 5 watts at one point and remained QRK 5 but went back up to 100 w at the end of the QSO.  Not bad for the current solar conditions!  Being on the coast helps, I’ll grant.  I also worked Czech Republic last evening.

I also note that when the bands are abandoned by others, I often have 2x QRP rag chews.

73,

Chas




On Jun 29, 2016, at 12:14 PM, fghester@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F




Tonights 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Sorry folks, I'm not available for net control tonight. Y'all get on and have some fun though.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne NQ0RP

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The Lord bless you and keep you
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The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

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Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Nice story Woody..................I’ve found your process to be true here too.
 
I’ll often leave my rig on, including the P3 panadapter............and a signal pops up now and then.....and often work them
 
uncle Phl
 
w0xi
 
Lawrence, KS
 

Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:14 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!
 
 

Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F


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FOX: Fox announcement

Dale Putnam
 

Found on the qfox reflector


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



 

I will be your other Fox for the 2016 Summer Hunt season. 

I will be operating from Mar Vista, CA.  3 miles East of Venice Beach.  Rig will be my K3 at 5W and the antenna will be swinging around to find all you hounds.  Look for me between 14.050 and 14.070  starting at 0100Z.  Key is set for 22-23 WPM.  Send to me at your comfortable speed and I will adjust.  Oh, yes, I will be sending up at the beginning of the hunt.  Spread out 1-3 Khz.

Just a reminder.  The exchange is RST, state or Provence,name and power. 559,CA, Don, 5w.  There  might be a few instances of dead air or auto CQ's while I blow my nose. (Don't ask!) 

Have fun.

Good luck and happy hunting.

Don,NK6A
Mar Vista, CA


--
Don
NK6A


Posted by: NK6A




Re: Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!

Charles W. Powell
 

QTH: Wareham MA, portable, next to Tobey Hospital. 14027 KHz  QSO end time 0048 UTC.  M0IKE in Chesterfield, England, 100 watts with 2 el quad (Yaesu FT-5000 MP).  My station: Elecraft KX2 & homebrew magnetic loop.  Report to him - (true) 599 QSB, report to me - 549 with QSB to S0, QRK 5.  We had a nice chat.  He dropped to 5 watts at one point and remained QRK 5 but went back up to 100 w at the end of the QSO.  Not bad for the current solar conditions!  Being on the coast helps, I’ll grant.  I also worked Czech Republic last evening.

I also note that when the bands are abandoned by others, I often have 2x QRP rag chews.

73,

Chas




On Jun 29, 2016, at 12:14 PM, fghester@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F




Propagation doom and gloom is over rated!

Woody Hester
 

Preaching to the choir here but just have to say that ignoring the propagation numbers / forecasts may be a good idea.  For the first time in my 38 year Ham career, I recently moved a rig into my home office (from my basement shack).  I now monitor, and occasionally call CQ at the QRP frequencies no matter what the prop. numbers say as I'm working in the office.  I work many other QRP stations throughout the day, and the RBN always picks me up somewhere.  Often, when calling CQ at 5W, the RBN spots me at 10db or better in many different states but no response.  Are too many of us believing the bands are dead when they aren't?  Sure, sigs are sometimes weak and I have to wear the cans but I'm making Qs.  Good old W2KJ (Joe) and I carried on a fun 2 X QRP rag chew on 20M this morning.  He on his new KX2 and me on my IC-7200 at 5W.  Come on guys.  Join the party! / Woody / WD9F


Fw: [qfox] Foxhunt announcement hunt #1 Thurs 6/30

Dale Putnam
 

For those that might have missed this...


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




From: qfox@... on behalf of n1ix@... [qfox]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:53 AM
To: 'Q-Fox'
Subject: [qfox] Foxhunt announcement hunt #1 Thurs 6/30
 
 

I have the honor of being your first fox of the summer season. I’ll also be the fox for the last hunt of the season.

I have not even listened to 20M this summer so I have no idea what to expect for conditions.

 

I will be transmitting somewhere between 14050 and 14070 KHz on Thursday evening June 30th at 21:00 – 22:30 EDT.

I am located in Newton NH about 50 miles north of Boston MA and about 10 miles inland.

My rig is a K3 set at 5 watts. The antenna is a 3 element beam at 70 feet which I will move between NW and S.

 

If you are new to the foxhunt the rules are on the website www.qrpfoxhunt.org

www.qrpfoxhunt.org
Welcome to the QRP FOX HUNT! Home Page "It's a fine fox chase, my boys!" George Washington, Battle of Princeton, 1777

73

Dave N1IX


Re: FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]

Dale Putnam
 


Spoken for

 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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





Wednesday NIght Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday
night beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Note the new freq for the PSK net.

All interested amateurs are invited to check in,
members, non-members, first timers, etc.
These are comfortable nets, no strict protocol, an average
cw speed of 15 - 18 wpm, and will match your speed if slower.
First time checkins are welcome.

The exchange can be anything you wish, RST, temp, rig, ant, member#, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged, we call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, NQØRP NCS
8:30 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS
9:00 " " ... 40M PSK Net on 7070.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector

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


Thursday Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WQ5RP/WAØITP and this is a Four State members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

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


Re: FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]

Dale Putnam
 

Hi Chas,

  Yes, you are completely correct, on both. Yes, and I can relate to wife concerns too.. have similar issues here.

I hate to see them go too.. But if someone doesn't want them for the cost of shipping..(actual).. then away they go.

Someone wants them, I'll clean them to make them presentable to XYL.. so they can be talked about, rather than sworn at.  


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




From: Charles Powell <doctorcwp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:31 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Dale Putnam
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]
 
The dial phone is an original, and probably fairly early model 500 Western Electric phone.  The touchtone is a model 1500.  They are likely of some small, at least sentimental value for a collector.  I’m an old hoarder and i hate to see such things get tossed, but alas, if I brought them home, my wife would string me up.

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Jun 28, 2016, at 7:22 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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





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Re: FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]

Sean Edwards
 

If one were to be creative, these could get a second life with a Raspberry Pi, a WiFi connection and Skype.

- Sean Edwards
AD0QG


On Jun 28, 2016 6:23 PM, "Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 


 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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





Re: FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]

John Lonigro
 

On that same topic, a telephone museum opened up recently in the St. Louis area.  It traces the 150 year history of phones.  They have a phone booth exhibit, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't one of the ones used by Superman (hi).  I think the phones Dale has for sale are probably represented, but, believe it or not, they are near the "modern" portion of the museum.

Hope everyone had a good Field Day this past weekend.  I participated only slightly, helping to put up a G5RV antenna and volunteering to put together our ARRL submittal, which is the least fun (but still essential) part of the weekend.

If you found yourself rusty with your CW, remember the 4SQRP nets on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings.  And don't forget the Second Sunday Sprint.  The next sprint will be on July 10th.  As usual, I'll try to send ample reminders.

72,

John AA0VE

On 06/28/2016 06:22 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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






Re: FS: antique telephones [1 Attachment]

Charles W. Powell
 

The dial phone is an original, and probably fairly early model 500 Western Electric phone.  The touchtone is a model 1500.  They are likely of some small, at least sentimental value for a collector.  I’m an old hoarder and i hate to see such things get tossed, but alas, if I brought them home, my wife would string me up.

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Jun 28, 2016, at 7:22 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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







FS: antique telephones

Dale Putnam
 


 

These would make a super intercom system.. just add a 90v ringing voltage, talk battery.. and away... you go.


Actually.. if there is interest, I will clean them up. IF not.. trash bay.

Oh.. and BTW.. I've a complete key system too. if someone wants it. 


not qrp.. but all of it runs on low power. Batteries will hold up for a long long long time. 

FS.. yes.. heavy to ship.. flat rate box will do fine. figure about $20 or so for shipping.. whatever is on the label...

we can figure that out before shipping. 


Need an intercom to you doghouse?  Here it is!!


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




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