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Re: 4S PSK net

John Lonigro
 

Paul and Johnny (and everyone else):

The 80M PSK net listed on the website is out of date.  The PSK net has been held on 40M (7070.5) for several months.  However, last week, the PSK net control, Dick (N0TGR), announced that he had to suspend the net indefinitely.  I don't think he gave a reason.  He suggested either someone else pick it up or else have a "round robin" net.  Tom (W0MFQ) and I just got our KX3's all set up with cables to try out PSK about a week ago (bad timing).  I wasn't heard on the net last week and Tom was still trying 80M.  Unless someone volunteers to be net control, I suggest we do what Dick suggests, make it a round robin get-together, sort of like several people on a local 2M repeater.  At least try that for a few weeks to see what the response is.

72,

John AA0VE


On 08/15/2016 09:07 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Ge Paul

I'm think it's listed on the web site.
It's near the 80m watering hole for pal.
Johnny 

On Monday, August 15, 2016, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is there still a PSK net on Wednesdays? I got a KX2 and have been playing on PSK with it. I am having a blast. What frequency is it on?
Thanks
de Paul N0NBD



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





Re: 4S PSK net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Paul
I'm think it's listed on the web site.
It's near the 80m watering hole for pal.
Johnny 


On Monday, August 15, 2016, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is there still a PSK net on Wednesdays? I got a KX2 and have been playing on PSK with it. I am having a blast. What frequency is it on?
Thanks
de Paul N0NBD



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




Re: 4S PSK net

Sean Edwards
 

I think Aug 10 was the last night for 40m PSK.  Hopefully the 80m PSK net will start when the band conditions improve.

- Sean Edwards
AD0QG


On Aug 15, 2016 8:30 PM, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Is there still a PSK net on Wednesdays? I got a KX2 and have been playing on PSK with it. I am having a blast. What frequency is it on?
Thanks
de Paul N0NBD



4S PSK net

Paul Smith
 

Is there still a PSK net on Wednesdays? I got a KX2 and have been playing on PSK with it. I am having a blast. What frequency is it on?
Thanks
de Paul N0NBD


Re: QRPometer

helichuck@...
 

Does anyone have the artwork for the board so I can have one made?


Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

w2sh@...
 

Jeff,


For the first hour I had bad QRN, but for the final half hour condx were pretty much noise free.


I heard only a bit of your callsign, "NØII", at ØØ22Z and called that with a ?.  I didn't hear your response.  Still, we might well have QSO'd near the sprint's end.


Even if QSOs aren't being made,  I open up the bandwidth on 7.122 mHz and listen on the speaker.  As a result I QSO'd three 4SQRP members in the final 37 minutes.


Although 20m was pretty dead around 14.Ø6Ø mHz at the sprint's start, I did hear a CA station there at Ø11ØZ.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: Jeff Logullo
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 1:28 AM
To: Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday
 
Hello,

I tried to work you a few times as the contest went by; I'm pretty sure I copied you sending my call back once, but QSB prevented me from copying you well enough to get 'er done. Frustrating conditions! Hope to pull it off next time :-)

Jeff N0MII


On Aug 14, 2016, at 10:04 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Paul,


I admire your tri-band enthusiasm.


In summer few bother to listen on 80m, and in August the band is unfairly neglected.  From NJ I regularly QNI the Michigan QRP net Tuesdays at 2100 ET on 3.535 mHz throughout the summer.  Of course condx improve considerably beginning with the autumnal equinox.  


A few years ago,while aestivating in NH in early September,  I tied the open-wire feeders of a 135' dipole up 50' together at the base, with NO ground radials, and fed it through an antenna tuner in the vacation cabin. I worked western Europe easily on 80m.


As for tonight in NJ, thunderstorms had moved through here just before the 4S sprint began, and plenty of QRN remained.  20m pooped out within the first 45 minutes of the sprint.  QRN was intense on 40m, but I hung in and by the end I'd QSO'd a member in OR and a couple of member stations in central USA.


Hope we'll QSO in the next few months.  I heard you clearly tonight on 40m but my calls didn't result in a QSO. 


72,  Charles (aka Chas),  W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Powell doctorcwp@...[4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:14 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday
 
 

Would love to, but I’m in a hotel in Colorado, down in a valley by the river.  Not good for already bad propagation.



72,

Charles NK8O

On Aug 14, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD 






Re: Hi Per Mite Power Question

WA0ITP
 

GM Sean,

Thank you for purchasing the HPM, it's a great filter.

It was originally designed for 9, but Dave mentioned sometime ago that 12 would be ok.   14 volts would be crowding the 15 volt absolute max rating of the LM386, and only the higher powered LM386N-4 has a higher supply voltage rating (22v) The TLC274 would be ok at 14 as it is rated at 18 volts.

Suggest that you limit your supply voltage to 12 volts max, to be safe.  Hope this helps

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/15/2016 8:16 AM, Sean Edwards cybersean3000@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I just built the kit and now I have a question about powering it. The silk screen on the PCB says 9v and the schematic says 12v. Is one correct and the other wrong, or can the supply voltage range from 9 - 14 volts? Does performance or operation change with voltage?

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG



Re: Hi Per Mite Power Question

Sean Edwards
 

Great.  Thank you for the info.

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG



On August 15, 2016, at 8:59 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:


GM Sean,

Thank you for purchasing the HPM, it's a great filter.

It was originally designed for 9, but Dave mentioned sometime ago that 12 would be ok.   14 volts would be crowding the 15 volt absolute max rating of the LM386, and only the higher powered LM386N-4 has a higher supply voltage rating (22v) The TLC274 would be ok at 14 as it is rated at 18 volts.

Suggest that you limit your supply voltage to 12 volts max, to be safe.  Hope this helps

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/15/2016 8:16 AM, Sean Edwards cybersean3000@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I just built the kit and now I have a question about powering it. The silk screen on the PCB says 9v and the schematic says 12v. Is one correct and the other wrong, or can the supply voltage range from 9 - 14 volts? Does performance or operation change with voltage?

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG



Re: Enter your score

John Lonigro
 

Johnny:

Thanks to DIZ indeed.  He did a great job.  He removed a lot of manual computation on my part.  All I do each month is make a certificate for the month's winner (and send out reminders).  He even keeps the cumulative score, to make the overall 2015-16 winner easy to determine. 

72,

John AA0VE


On 08/15/2016 06:39 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Gm John
Thanks for the reminder.
Wow the auto log is easy!!!
Thanks to DIZ!
72
Johnny 

On Monday, August 15, 2016, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

From the chatter on the reflector, I guess last night wasn't a good
night for propagation. Our bad weather hadn't started when the SSS
began, so I bravely reattached my antenna and listened on 7.122. All I
heard were some weird digital signals. I tuned around, didn't hear
anyone, but left the radio on while doing other stuff. Sure enough, the
digital signal went quiet and I could hear W2SH. For a few minutes, he
had a good signal (579). We exchanged info, then he faded into oblivion
toward the end of the QSO. But the info was exchanged and the QSO was
logged.

If you are one of the lucky ones who made a contact or two, don't forget
to enter it into the log. And, like last month, even if you didn't have
any luck, but you tried, I'd stiill like you to enter the log (with 0
QSOs), so we can see how much participation there is in this monthly
contest.

I'll wait until Wednesday before declaring the winner, to give everyone
a chance to enter their score.

According to my rain gauge, we had 0.5" of rain yesterday and an
additional 3" today since midnight (6 hours ago). The weather
forecasters promise more to come today and tomorrow.

72,

John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator



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





Hi Per Mite Power Question

Sean Edwards
 

I just built the kit and now I have a question about powering it. The silk screen on the PCB says 9v and the schematic says 12v. Is one correct and the other wrong, or can the supply voltage range from 9 - 14 volts? Does performance or operation change with voltage?

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG


Re: Enter your score

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm John
Thanks for the reminder.
Wow the auto log is easy!!!
Thanks to DIZ!
72
Johnny 


On Monday, August 15, 2016, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

From the chatter on the reflector, I guess last night wasn't a good
night for propagation. Our bad weather hadn't started when the SSS
began, so I bravely reattached my antenna and listened on 7.122. All I
heard were some weird digital signals. I tuned around, didn't hear
anyone, but left the radio on while doing other stuff. Sure enough, the
digital signal went quiet and I could hear W2SH. For a few minutes, he
had a good signal (579). We exchanged info, then he faded into oblivion
toward the end of the QSO. But the info was exchanged and the QSO was
logged.

If you are one of the lucky ones who made a contact or two, don't forget
to enter it into the log. And, like last month, even if you didn't have
any luck, but you tried, I'd stiill like you to enter the log (with 0
QSOs), so we can see how much participation there is in this monthly
contest.

I'll wait until Wednesday before declaring the winner, to give everyone
a chance to enter their score.

According to my rain gauge, we had 0.5" of rain yesterday and an
additional 3" today since midnight (6 hours ago). The weather
forecasters promise more to come today and tomorrow.

72,

John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator



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




Enter your score

John Lonigro
 

From the chatter on the reflector, I guess last night wasn't a good night for propagation. Our bad weather hadn't started when the SSS began, so I bravely reattached my antenna and listened on 7.122. All I heard were some weird digital signals. I tuned around, didn't hear anyone, but left the radio on while doing other stuff. Sure enough, the digital signal went quiet and I could hear W2SH. For a few minutes, he had a good signal (579). We exchanged info, then he faded into oblivion toward the end of the QSO. But the info was exchanged and the QSO was logged.

If you are one of the lucky ones who made a contact or two, don't forget to enter it into the log. And, like last month, even if you didn't have any luck, but you tried, I'd stiill like you to enter the log (with 0 QSOs), so we can see how much participation there is in this monthly contest.

I'll wait until Wednesday before declaring the winner, to give everyone a chance to enter their score.

According to my rain gauge, we had 0.5" of rain yesterday and an additional 3" today since midnight (6 hours ago). The weather forecasters promise more to come today and tomorrow.

72,

John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

w2sh@...
 

Paul,


I admire your tri-band enthusiasm.


In summer few bother to listen on 80m, and in August the band is unfairly neglected.  From NJ I regularly QNI the Michigan QRP net Tuesdays at 2100 ET on 3.535 mHz throughout the summer.  Of course condx improve considerably beginning with the autumnal equinox. 


A few years ago,while aestivating in NH in early September,  I tied the open-wire feeders of a 135' dipole up 50' together at the base, with NO ground radials, and fed it through an antenna tuner in the vacation cabin. I worked western Europe easily on 80m.


As for tonight in NJ, thunderstorms had moved through here just before the 4S sprint began, and plenty of QRN remained.  20m pooped out within the first 45 minutes of the sprint.  QRN was intense on 40m, but I hung in and by the end I'd QSO'd a member in OR and a couple of member stations in central USA.


Hope we'll QSO in the next few months.  I heard you clearly tonight on 40m but my calls didn't result in a QSO. 


72,  Charles (aka Chas),  W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:14 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday
 
 

Would love to, but I’m in a hotel in Colorado, down in a valley by the river.  Not good for already bad propagation.



72,

Charles NK8O

On Aug 14, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD 



Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Kelly E
 

Same here. Band condx and low antenna while visiting relatives in TN and hoped to connect. Normally cannot be heard because I live in FL in condo with no permanent antenna. Rain came about 45 min into the SSS. Shucks.

72,
Kelly K4UPG #117 4SQRP


Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

John Lonigro
 

Paul,
It's the right Sunday. I got Chas on 7122 early on.
John,AA0VE


On Aug 14, 2016 7:54 PM, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD


Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Paul Smith
 

If you have a flyrod,,, that is better than radio!
de Paul N0NBD

________________________________

To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; psmith61@cox.net
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 19:14:11 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday



Would love to, but I’m in a hotel in Colorado, down in a valley by the
river. Not good for already bad propagation.


72,

Charles NK8O

On Aug 14, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Paul Smith
psmith61@cox.net<mailto:psmith61@cox.net> [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@yahoogroups.com<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:


I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD



Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I'm on 3664 with some Qrn?
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, August 14, 2016, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Would love to, but I’m in a hotel in Colorado, down in a valley by the river.  Not good for already bad propagation.



72,

Charles NK8O

On Aug 14, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD 




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




Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Charles W. Powell
 

Would love to, but I’m in a hotel in Colorado, down in a valley by the river.  Not good for already bad propagation.


72,

Charles NK8O

On Aug 14, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD 



Re: Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I forgot!

i'm fireing up now

JOhnny ACoBQ



On 8/14/2016 7:54 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
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I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.

de Paul N0NBD



Is anyone doing SSS or do I haver the wrong Sunday

Paul Smith
 

I have called CQ on 20.40 low and high will look at 3564 next.


de Paul N0NBD

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