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Re: NS 40

jwhumble@sbcglobal.net
 

I am waiting for the bayou jumper which uses the ns 40 tx. Will it be available with the bayou jumper or do I try to get one from this run?


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

ai9e_qrp@...
 

Steve, the box used is the SMALLEST of the three.  There is plenty of room on the inside for extras!

73 Dave



Re: NS 40

W0IIT
 

Bobby,

The small run of NS-40s was stopped due to a problem that cropped up.  Watch carefully here and the other QRP list servers for the announcement that they are once again available.  I have no idea of how many units are going to be available so it will probably be fast action.

Also the 4StateQRP Group are coming out with a transceiver in which the transmitter portion of the unit is a NS-40.  That kit will be available shortly.  Watch for that and check out www.4sqrp.com   Hang in there.

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS
Moderator of the NS-40 Yahoo Group


On Oct 24, 2016, at 6:27 AM, rolph981@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Is there any possible way to get a NS 40? I went to the ebay listing at 6:30 Sunday morning and it said sold out. 

Tnx de kb4qnr


Bobby in Kentucky





NS 40

bobby rolph
 

Is there any possible way to get a NS 40? I went to the ebay listing at 6:30 Sunday morning and it said sold out. 

Tnx de kb4qnr


Bobby in Kentucky



Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Steve Ireland <vk6vz@...>
 

Hi Dave
 
Very excited to hear about the Bayou Jumper.
 
In regard to the case/box:
 
“The box is from HobbyLobby and can be ordered here
http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Wood-Rectangle-Box-Set-with-Silver-Handle/p/25426-GA0369 or purchased in their stores, SKU# 662536S”

Please can you let me know if the box used from the Hobby Lobby wood rectangle box set is the largest one of the three boxes (i.e. 12 inch x 4 inch  x 8 and a half inch)?
 
Although I can’t buy Hobby Lobby boxes in Australia, I just spotted a similar sized mini wooden suitcase in a shop here (complete with Zebra colour scheme!). There is only one of these and it is on a very good special, so if you confirm it is the largest box, I shall make the purchase of the suitcase.
 
Vy 73
 
Steve, VK6VZ (also G3ZZD and VY2LF) 
 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

w2sh@...
 

Curt,


It's not a trade secret, but I think the diameter of the pins on an HC-6 crystal (if that size crystal is what will be used) is the same or very close to that of the pins of a 7 or 9-pin miniature tube (please check this!).


Next would be to get one of those tube sockets and break it up with heavy-duty diagonal pliers, salvage the female pins, measure the spacing of the HC-6 with dividers, transfer that spacing to the circuit board using the dividers and prick the circuit board with them, enlarge the pricked marks with a scratch awl, drill two holes to establish a tight fit for two female pins and epoxy them in place.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of wb8yyy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 6:00 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!
 
 

Wow -- very cool -- regens are us at 4state.  (and if one has a magic box, the rig can also function with those other Rx topologies with one's xtals. 

I just built a variation of the mating transmitter in the N5IB prototype un-kit. 

I am very curious how the xtal socket is being realized -- if its a trade secret a private email will work here.  Since I doubt that Dave has a huge bag of Xtal sockets -- got to be a new recipe here?

73 Curt


Re: It's back!

Jeffrey Peters <k9jp.radio@...>
 

Greetings!

Any chance you will be offering more of the NS-40+ transmitters?

Thank You, Jeff K9JP

On Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 10:16 PM, ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I've put together a limited run of NS-40 transmitters, available on eBay:  NS-40+ 40M 5 watt QRP CW Transmitter "None Simpler" Class E IRF510 Classic!!

Good luck and happy building!


73 Dave NM0S





--
Not all of me will die - - - The good I do will live forever.


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Richard Dickerson
 

Could you set up the web page so we can pre-order this new kit?

Richard WF2F

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 21, 2016, at 18:00, wb8yyy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Wow -- very cool -- regens are us at 4state.  (and if one has a magic box, the rig can also function with those other Rx topologies with one's xtals. 

I just built a variation of the mating transmitter in the N5IB prototype un-kit. 

I am very curious how the xtal socket is being realized -- if its a trade secret a private email will work here.  Since I doubt that Dave has a huge bag of Xtal sockets -- got to be a new recipe here?

73 Curt


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Curt
 

Wow -- very cool -- regens are us at 4state.  (and if one has a magic box, the rig can also function with those other Rx topologies with one's xtals. 

I just built a variation of the mating transmitter in the N5IB prototype un-kit. 

I am very curious how the xtal socket is being realized -- if its a trade secret a private email will work here.  Since I doubt that Dave has a huge bag of Xtal sockets -- got to be a new recipe here?

73 Curt


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! Box

WA0ITP
 

The box is from HobbyLobby and can be ordered here
http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Wood-Rectangle-Box-Set-with-Silver-Handle/p/25426-GA0369
Or purchased in their stores, SKU# 662536S
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 10/21/2016 9:16 AM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Would be interested in learning which box from HL?

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! [1 Attachment]

Curt
 

Would be interested in learning which box from HL?

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Curt
 

I can testify that the receiver Jim designed works very well.  Stable and selective, hard to believe it is a regen.  I paired mine with w two-fer and we had a 2xQSO between TX and LA.  I still need to package mine.

This will be a lot of fun for those who purchase the kit.

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Jon Jesse
 

I'm in for 2!  One for me and one as a gift.


Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! [1 Attachment]

Mike Malone
 

Ohhh man!!! Very cool gangue!  I have been busy fishing but I carry a rig on weekend trips.  Last weekend was the Llano and I ran a rig from a canyon peak.  This will be a fun weapon for post fishing/hunting boredom!


On Thursday, October 20, 2016, ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to tantalize everyone with a sneak peak of the new 4SQRP kit coming out soon.  It is Jim N5IB's famous 'Bayou Jumper' transceiver!  His presentation at Ozarkcon 2016 describing this design, as a solid-state version of the legendary 'Paraset' transceiver received so much interest that Jim and 4SQRP have worked together to make it into a kit!  


The receiver is based on the well-proven and well-behaved regenerative design of Charles Kitchin N1TEV.  Using varactor tuning, the tuning range is about 120 KHz in the 40M band, and tests show it can hear a MDS of -120 dBm, which is as good as many commercial rigs.


The transmitter is 4SQRP's NS-40, a bulletproof, 5W crystal controlled Class-E design using spiral PCB traces for the PA low-pass filter.  All harmonics are better than 50 dB below carrier, and the PA runs about 85% efficient, without a heat sink.  The rig includes a 7030 and a 7122 crystal, and a FT-243 crystal socket so you can use your old Novice crystals.


The rig has a spotting feature so you can zero-beat your receiver to the transmit frequency before transmission.  The receiver uses an RF pre-amp to isolate the regenerative oscillator from the antenna so you don't QRM the band, and has an adjustable RF attenuator to help with overload from strong signals.  The receiver is also unique in that except instead of using an LM386 audio amp, it uses a special low-noise IC, capable of driving headphones or an external speaker to comfortable sound levels.  In keeping with 4SQRP design philosophy of keeping things simple and easy, there is only a _single_ toroid to wind, solder pads are generously sized, components are well spaced, well labeled and all through-hole, and internal wiring is kept to a minimum.  The average builder should be able to complete this kit in two or three evenings.


Everything mounts in a standard Hobby Lobby wooden box, which you'll have to supply yourself.  Inside the box there is plenty of room to add an 8xAA battery pack to make it self contained, and many other modifications you may want to customize your rig.


Beta tests of prototypes are wrapping up, parts are being ordered, and it will be available before the end of the year!  It has been a fun project to develop!


73 Dave NM0S




Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak!

Bill Wood
 

Been saving the parts to build a copy of the 
real copy of the Paraset, and now we have this
one in the works???   I almost need it : )  Do
I need to start saving my shekels???   : )
Thanks for taking this project on!
73 fer now
Bill  KE9XQ


On Oct 20, 2016, at 6:01 PM, Joe E cornhusker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

My Hobby Lobby box and soldering iron are ready! 

DE K0NEB 


 

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to tantalize everyone with a sneak peak of the new 4SQRP kit coming out soon.  It is Jim N5IB's famous 'Bayou Jumper' transceiver!  His presentation at Ozarkcon 2016 describing this design, as a solid-state version of the legendary 'Paraset' transceiver received so much interest that Jim and 4SQRP have worked together to make it into a kit!  


The receiver is based on the well-proven and well-behaved regenerative design of Charles Kitchin N1TEV.  Using varactor tuning, the tuning range is about 120 KHz in the 40M band, and tests show it can hear a MDS of -120 dBm, which is as good as many commercial rigs.


The transmitter is 4SQRP's NS-40, a bulletproof, 5W crystal controlled Class-E design using spiral PCB traces for the PA low-pass filter.  All harmonics are better than 50 dB below carrier, and the PA runs about 85% efficient, without a heat sink.  The rig includes a 7030 and a 7122 crystal, and a FT-243 crystal socket so you can use your old Novice crystals.


The rig has a spotting feature so you can zero-beat your receiver to the transmit frequency before transmission.  The receiver uses an RF pre-amp to isolate the regenerative oscillator from the antenna so you don't QRM the band, and has an adjustable RF attenuator to help with overload from strong signals.  The receiver is also unique in that except instead of using an LM386 audio amp, it uses a special low-noise IC, capable of driving headphones or an external speaker to comfortable sound levels.  In keeping with 4SQRP design philosophy of keeping things simple and easy, there is only a _single_ toroid to wind, solder pads are generously sized, components are well spaced, well labeled and all through-hole, and internal wiring is kept to a minimum.  The average builder should be able to complete this kit in two or three evenings.


Everything mounts in a standard Hobby Lobby wooden box, which you'll have to supply yourself.  Inside the box there is plenty of room to add an 8xAA battery pack to make it self contained, and many other modifications you may want to customize your rig.


Beta tests of prototypes are wrapping up, parts are being ordered, and it will be available before the end of the year!  It has been a fun project to develop!


73 Dave NM0S






Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! [1 Attachment]

cornhusker
 

My Hobby Lobby box and soldering iron are ready! 

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM, ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to tantalize everyone with a sneak peak of the new 4SQRP kit coming out soon.  It is Jim N5IB's famous 'Bayou Jumper' transceiver!  His presentation at Ozarkcon 2016 describing this design, as a solid-state version of the legendary 'Paraset' transceiver received so much interest that Jim and 4SQRP have worked together to make it into a kit!  


The receiver is based on the well-proven and well-behaved regenerative design of Charles Kitchin N1TEV.  Using varactor tuning, the tuning range is about 120 KHz in the 40M band, and tests show it can hear a MDS of -120 dBm, which is as good as many commercial rigs.


The transmitter is 4SQRP's NS-40, a bulletproof, 5W crystal controlled Class-E design using spiral PCB traces for the PA low-pass filter.  All harmonics are better than 50 dB below carrier, and the PA runs about 85% efficient, without a heat sink.  The rig includes a 7030 and a 7122 crystal, and a FT-243 crystal socket so you can use your old Novice crystals.


The rig has a spotting feature so you can zero-beat your receiver to the transmit frequency before transmission.  The receiver uses an RF pre-amp to isolate the regenerative oscillator from the antenna so you don't QRM the band, and has an adjustable RF attenuator to help with overload from strong signals.  The receiver is also unique in that except instead of using an LM386 audio amp, it uses a special low-noise IC, capable of driving headphones or an external speaker to comfortable sound levels.  In keeping with 4SQRP design philosophy of keeping things simple and easy, there is only a _single_ toroid to wind, solder pads are generously sized, components are well spaced, well labeled and all through-hole, and internal wiring is kept to a minimum.  The average builder should be able to complete this kit in two or three evenings.


Everything mounts in a standard Hobby Lobby wooden box, which you'll have to supply yourself.  Inside the box there is plenty of room to add an 8xAA battery pack to make it self contained, and many other modifications you may want to customize your rig.


Beta tests of prototypes are wrapping up, parts are being ordered, and it will be available before the end of the year!  It has been a fun project to develop!


73 Dave NM0S




Re: Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! [1 Attachment]

Paul Smith
 

Very Cool Dave,

my finger is on the return button to order one. My Hobby Lobby boxes are under my desk waiting. Thanks Dave and Jim.

de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:00 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper - Sneak Peak! [1 Attachment]
 
 

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to tantalize everyone with a sneak peak of the new 4SQRP kit coming out soon.  It is Jim N5IB's famous 'Bayou Jumper' transceiver!  His presentation at Ozarkcon 2016 describing this design, as a solid-state version of the legendary 'Paraset' transceiver received so much interest that Jim and 4SQRP have worked together to make it into a kit!  


The receiver is based on the well-proven and well-behaved regenerative design of Charles Kitchin N1TEV.  Using varactor tuning, the tuning range is about 120 KHz in the 40M band, and tests show it can hear a MDS of -120 dBm, which is as good as many commercial rigs.


The transmitter is 4SQRP's NS-40, a bulletproof, 5W crystal controlled Class-E design using spiral PCB traces for the PA low-pass filter.  All harmonics are better than 50 dB below carrier, and the PA runs about 85% efficient, without a heat sink.  The rig includes a 7030 and a 7122 crystal, and a FT-243 crystal socket so you can use your old Novice crystals.


The rig has a spotting feature so you can zero-beat your receiver to the transmit frequency before transmission.  The receiver uses an RF pre-amp to isolate the regenerative oscillator from the antenna so you don't QRM the band, and has an adjustable RF attenuator to help with overload from strong signals.  The receiver is also unique in that except instead of using an LM386 audio amp, it uses a special low-noise IC, capable of driving headphones or an external speaker to comfortable sound levels.  In keeping with 4SQRP design philosophy of keeping things simple and easy, there is only a _single_ toroid to wind, solder pads are generously sized, components are well spaced, well labeled and all through-hole, and internal wiring is kept to a minimum.  The average builder should be able to complete this kit in two or three evenings.


Everything mounts in a standard Hobby Lobby wooden box, which you'll have to supply yourself.  Inside the box there is plenty of room to add an 8xAA battery pack to make it self contained, and many other modifications you may want to customize your rig.


Beta tests of prototypes are wrapping up, parts are being ordered, and it will be available before the end of the year!  It has been a fun project to develop!


73 Dave NM0S




Re: 80 meter net

Paul Smith
 

Chas

I dont see a trip to NJ soon so I will await the time change. hi hi de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:50 PM
To: Paul Smith
Cc: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: 80 meter net
 
 

Paul,


Short of your physical QSY to a New Jersey QTH, it should happen with more darkness over the 1,134-mile path.  And this will definitely occur with the change to standard time on 6 November.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: Paul Smith
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:05 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 

Chas,

 I was at the radio desk for 2 hours. I was determined to work you if I heard you. No dice de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:11 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: 80 meter net
 
 

Omitted from my earlier message is that I heard NØNBD at 339 In QSO with ACØBQ at about 0106Z.


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:37 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Fw: 80 meter net
 
 

From: Charles Moizeau
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:36 PM
To: Johnny Matlock
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 

Here's what the band sounded like here tonight.  Important Note: I have about 70 minutes more darkness than you gentlemen in the 4S heartland and that gives me an advantage, mainly on the listening side though it may help a bit on the xmit side.


Nobody answered my CQs at 0100Z.  I heard Johnny's call-ups begin a few minutes later.  He swung around 449 and very briefly hit 569.  He didn't answer me but KK5IB called in with a 559 here and Johnny gave him a 579 (a bit of confusion here was that Johnny called him "Peter"??).  I tail ended KK5IB with my callsign but no luck.  I answered every one of Johnny's CQs with no luck.  Heard his "QRZ?" at 0140Z but it was followed by "nil".  At 0143Z I got his acknowledgement and copied his 339 report.  I gave him a 559.  So it turned out to be a QSO!


At odd moments between 0100Z and 0145Z I switched over to 7.1220 MHz.  Nothing heard while listening and no response to a couple of dozen CQs at different moments.


It's great to have many weeks of 4SQRP quietude Wednesday evenings come to an end.  Hopefully it will last for several months to come.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:32 PM
To: Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 
Thanks Chas 

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...> wrote:

Johnny,


I'll be QRV on 3.564 mHz at 8:00 pm, and if necessary agn at 8:30.


In between those two times I'll check things, anything, out on 7.122 mHz.


Spent almost all of today in NYC so thirsty for some 4SQRP CW.


Hopeful of seeing a few of youse guys soon.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:50 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 meter net
 
 

Ok guys!

Let's give it a try on 80 meters for our Wednesday night net!!!
I will call a few times at 8:00 and then again at  the official time of 8:30.
If I am running late from work in net nights I will post here!

Wayne, are you doing the 40 m net?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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





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




Re: 80 meter net

w2sh@...
 

Paul,


Short of your physical QSY to a New Jersey QTH, it should happen with more darkness over the 1,134-mile path.  And this will definitely occur with the change to standard time on 6 November.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: Paul Smith
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:05 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 

Chas,

 I was at the radio desk for 2 hours. I was determined to work you if I heard you. No dice de Paul N0NBD


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:11 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: 80 meter net
 
 

Omitted from my earlier message is that I heard NØNBD at 339 In QSO with ACØBQ at about 0106Z.


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:37 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Fw: 80 meter net
 
 

From: Charles Moizeau
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:36 PM
To: Johnny Matlock
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 

Here's what the band sounded like here tonight.  Important Note: I have about 70 minutes more darkness than you gentlemen in the 4S heartland and that gives me an advantage, mainly on the listening side though it may help a bit on the xmit side.


Nobody answered my CQs at 0100Z.  I heard Johnny's call-ups begin a few minutes later.  He swung around 449 and very briefly hit 569.  He didn't answer me but KK5IB called in with a 559 here and Johnny gave him a 579 (a bit of confusion here was that Johnny called him "Peter"??).  I tail ended KK5IB with my callsign but no luck.  I answered every one of Johnny's CQs with no luck.  Heard his "QRZ?" at 0140Z but it was followed by "nil".  At 0143Z I got his acknowledgement and copied his 339 report.  I gave him a 559.  So it turned out to be a QSO!


At odd moments between 0100Z and 0145Z I switched over to 7.1220 MHz.  Nothing heard while listening and no response to a couple of dozen CQs at different moments.


It's great to have many weeks of 4SQRP quietude Wednesday evenings come to an end.  Hopefully it will last for several months to come.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:32 PM
To: Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: 80 meter net
 
Thanks Chas 

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...> wrote:

Johnny,


I'll be QRV on 3.564 mHz at 8:00 pm, and if necessary agn at 8:30.


In between those two times I'll check things, anything, out on 7.122 mHz.


Spent almost all of today in NYC so thirsty for some 4SQRP CW.


Hopeful of seeing a few of youse guys soon.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:50 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 80 meter net
 
 

Ok guys!

Let's give it a try on 80 meters for our Wednesday night net!!!
I will call a few times at 8:00 and then again at  the official time of 8:30.
If I am running late from work in net nights I will post here!

Wayne, are you doing the 40 m net?
72
Johnny AC0BQ


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





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




Re: Lightning threats

Dale Putnam
 

Very simple.. access as much radar and Weather info as possible.. if there is T-strom activity within 25 miles.. DON'T.. 

Normally one would expect 5 or 10 mi warnings.. in portable ops tho.. 25 works. I've seen... and felt strikes from 30 away..

and that is as close as I ever want!!


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:48 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Lightning threats
 
 

I've been living in North Dakota for awhile now, and I'm thinking of putting White Butte (highest point in this relatively flat state) on the air, SOTA style.  BUT I am concerned about the potential lightning hazard.


Now all you 4SQRP folks live in a high-lightning environment. So how do you handle the lightning hazard when operating portable on a summit, or even on flat ground?  One flash and you're toast, literally, so it's nothing to be taken lightly.


Bad enough at home, but out in the great outdoors it could be even worse, during portable ops.

So how do y'all deal with it?

73 - Bob, K6KL


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