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Re: Middle or End

AG1P Ron
 

The link doesn’t work

 

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Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Middle or End

 

FWIW see www.tn07engineering.com. Stealth antennas

 

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 18:14, Curt via groups.io

<wb8yyy@...> wrote:

Doc

Either will radiate about the same, so it may came down to which is easier to install. The feedpoint of either antenna should be clear of nearby conductive objects of appreciable size.

Advantage of end fed half wave is usefulness on even harmonics.

Best hope you can install something that radiates, be careful if you encounter electrical wires up there as you install.

Curt wb8yyy


Re: Middle or End

n4mj
 

FWIW see www.tn07engineering.com. Stealth antennas


On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 18:14, Curt via groups.io
<wb8yyy@...> wrote:
Doc

Either will radiate about the same, so it may came down to which is easier to install. The feedpoint of either antenna should be clear of nearby conductive objects of appreciable size.

Advantage of end fed half wave is usefulness on even harmonics.

Best hope you can install something that radiates, be careful if you encounter electrical wires up there as you install.

Curt wb8yyy


Re: Middle or End

wb6ogd
 

Do you have any trees?
I have been hanging vertical wires from them,
even attached right to the trunk for years.
Random length as long as possible and use
a Icom remote tuner.  Invisible to HOA and
XYL, all band, have worked the world with
100w ssb, though with sunspots 😀😀
Much better than anything inside.
73,
Gary
WB6OGD 


On Jan 15, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:


I am going to need HOA antennas for at least about 3 to 4 mo. I have 20 and 40 dipoles on hand that I can put in my attic under my standard composition shingles roof...or I could put up a backpacker 10/20/40 Endfedz up there.  Any suggestions or observations?

72/73 Doc K5OSA






Re: Middle or End

wb6ogd
 

Advantage of end fed half wave is usefulness on even harmonics.

Same with “center fed”.
73,
Gary
WB6OGD

On Jan 15, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Advantage of end fed half wave is usefulness on even harmonics.


Re: Need help with software for Modular 40 meter CW transceiver from Aug 2016 QST

Curt
 

Marc

Did you try the author, was this w8tee? Was this the rig that used the 49er board from far east? I assume you checked qst archives.

Curt


Re: Middle or End

Curt
 

Doc

Either will radiate about the same, so it may came down to which is easier to install. The feedpoint of either antenna should be clear of nearby conductive objects of appreciable size.

Advantage of end fed half wave is usefulness on even harmonics.

Best hope you can install something that radiates, be careful if you encounter electrical wires up there as you install.

Curt wb8yyy


Re: Middle or End

Don, W9EBK
 

Doc,
I've grown to really like end fed dipoles.  They are a bit expensive,  but they seem to always work well.
Don, W9EBK 

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 5:44 PM Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
I am going to need HOA antennas for at least about 3 to 4 mo. I have 20 and 40 dipoles on hand that I can put in my attic under my standard composition shingles roof...or I could put up a backpacker 10/20/40 Endfedz up there.  Any suggestions or observations?

72/73 Doc K5OSA






Middle or End

Mlike McEwen
 

I am going to need HOA antennas for at least about 3 to 4 mo. I have 20 and 40 dipoles on hand that I can put in my attic under my standard composition shingles roof...or I could put up a backpacker 10/20/40 Endfedz up there.  Any suggestions or observations?

72/73 Doc K5OSA






Need help with software for Modular 40 meter CW transceiver from Aug 2016 QST

N4DR
 

I have the 40 meter Modular QRP CW transceiver from the August 2016 QST. Does anyone know where I can
find a copy of the firmware? It was working fine until I recently took it out of mothballs, only to find the software 
was corrupted and it did not work.
Thanks in advance for any help .

73,

Marc N4DR
 


4-State QRP DMR net 2020-01-13 (2020-01-14 0305 UTC) from Charles - NK8O

Charles W. Powell
 

Bert, N0YJ had trouble with his DMR this evening so after a few kerchunks, I jumped in a few minutes later.

Check-ins tonight:
WG5F      Ed     Tulsa OK
WA9BNZ Bill      Knoxville IL
KC0PP    Keith   St. Peters MO
N0MII     Jeff      Ballwin MO
AA0VE   John    Kirkwood MO
N4ELM   Dave   Lafayette LA
NF0Y      John   St. Charles MO
KE6BB    Mark  Santa Clarita CA
K0BOG   Chuck  Great Bend KS
AC0BQ   Johnny  Lebo KS

Good net tonight.  There was no specific topic, but we had some interesting questions and general discussions.

Thanks to all.

72/73,

Charles - NK8O
Dothan AL


40 and 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
40 Meters was Loooooong! 
80 meters was better! 

Check in's were:
40 Meters 
N4KV JOHN 

80 METERS 
WN0WWY DALE 
K0EMP TIM * First Net QSO!! 
N4MJ GLENN 
WA0ITP TERRY 
N4ELM DAVE 
WB0CFF CARL 
WA9PWP PAUL HEARD HIM LOST HIM
KL7IXI MIKE
AA9AA JOHN
N4KV JOHN
 Nice turn out on 80 Meters 
Thanks Guys! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

SORRY GUYS I CANT GET MY DMR TO WORK AT ALL TONIGHT

BERT N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/13/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/13/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Ozarkcon 2021

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

I will mark that date on my calendar and will try to "attend".  I've wanted to attend one of these in person, but have found it difficult to get away that long, as I am caregiver for my wife of 55 years.  So sorry the in-person event had to be cancelled again, but it is probably best for all of us.  Jane and I have nearly completed the on-line course in learning to be hermits! Since March 1 she has only left the house for necessary medical appointments.  I make fast trips through a grocery store with a list arranged in the order of the store's layout; I try to minimize my exposure so I don't bring any bad cooties home to Jane, who is so susceptible to disease (and allergic to flu shots). A virtual event would be perfect, especially being able to plan for the date this far in advance.
Canton OH Chapter 21, QCWA, has been having weekly informal gatherings via ZOOM; they are a great wAy to get together.  We have a number of members join in who cannot normally attend due to distance.
After many years, Jane got her license (KC8IEE). She understands the need for an occasional key, etc.. I try to reciprocate by honoring her desire for a new crockpot or toaster oven, etc., occasionally.  This has worked for us for 55+ years!
I am looking forward to seeing you on April 10!
John - K8CQA


Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Mike
Yes! 
I would appreciate you help very much.
I am a ver inexperienced Zoom user.
I’m assuming we will use zoom 
For Webinar and will need to buy a user license.
The club will take care of this, Ron our treasurer has some Money.

I have been looking at the GQRP model from last year.

I’m lining up speakers and will ask them to “record” their presentations.

Do I need to have them do any thing 
Other than that?

Thank you very much Mike
I’m sure we will visit more in the near future!
73
Johnny 

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:28 AM Mike Malone <kd5kxf@...> wrote:
Johnny,
I have been speaking with David Cripe about the virtualcon.  If you need help setting it up let me know.  I have been having to use a lot of this technology as I have been working from home. 
Mike KD5KXF

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:32 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] Ozarkcon 2021

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Big “THANK YOU” for all the time you spend for helping all amateurs enjoy the hobby.  I knew in the back of my mind that it probably would not happen this year.  If things go right we can look forward to the event next year.  Pray for our country and stay safe until the vaccine reaches you.

Jack  .... WD0CFH


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                            success when they gave up.
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On Jan 12, 2021, at 6:11 PM, W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:


Thanks Johnny!  That’s a big relief for us old folks in our 80’s.  Really looking forward to the virtual Ozarkcon 2021.  
72 Joe W0MQY

P.s.  nice to work you on the Jan SSS.  You and a K3Y/4 was about all I could manage.  Band was so noisy.  I could see the 4s signals buried in the noise on the IC7300 but just couldn’t pull them out of the mud on 80 mtrs.  

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:32 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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SSS Results for January

John Lonigro
 

January started off quite a bit better than last January, in which the winner had only 6 QSO points and there were 5 non-zero entries. This year, the January winner (John K4BAI) had a whopping 28 QSO points and we had 13 participants.  Perhaps the propagation gods are waking up??  And, since this is the first month of a new year, that means John is leading in the annual contest as well.  That is sure to change though.  Carl WB0CFF and Carl AA5VE (I like that call) both had 20 or more QSO points.

Congratulations to John. He will receive his January certificate shortly.  And congratulations to all 13 participants.  Here's hoping the participation continues at a high level all year long.

With Ozarkcon officially canceled for 2021, we probably should think about an Ozarkcon sprint for part of that weekend.  After Johnny comes out with the club's virtual Ozarkcon plans, I'll try to come up with a sprint that dovetails with his plans.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Mike Malone
 

Johnny,
I have been speaking with David Cripe about the virtualcon.  If you need help setting it up let me know.  I have been having to use a lot of this technology as I have been working from home. 
Mike KD5KXF


On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:32 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 







Re: Ozarkcon 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dave
I’m glad you liked the key, it is a nice memory from the past.
  
I sat beside Jerry at Ozarkcon during a build a thon several years ago, he was a character!

I know what you mean about the keys and or the cost when it comes to the XYL. Mine has sort of made peace with it. She knows that these “new” Toys come and go from time to time.

We will have a real Ozarkcon again soon I hope. I think the group is wanting to get together in person and 
Socialize!
72
Stay Safe down south 
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:59 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Johnny,

Sorry you have to cancel but maybe I will be able to attend for the first time.  Ozarkon has been on my bucket list for years but can’t do that and Dayton/FDIM both.  I will be very happy to pay whatever fees necessary to attend this year.  I am looking for incense that smells like solder to have going in the background to use during the videos (like even the smell of popcorn enhances the experience of watching a movie on TV).

I received the Black Widow key kit yesterday.  Thanks for leaving it in the original mailing envelope.  I am sure that enhanced the value of it.  My wife saw it all and asked how much...... and then asked how many CW keys I needed...... both very touchy questions to an old ham.  I was kind and didn’t ask her about how many cookbooks (that she doesn’t use) and other items that have collected in our home for 47 years...... she almost laughed when she asked the question though.  Good mood and a good day for ham radio.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Jan 12, 2021, at 6:32 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening Group 

Well I was hoping that I would not have to make this announcement, but due 
to the continued spread of Covid and the delays that have been encountered getting the vaccinations 
rolled out, we have decided to Cancel the in Person Ozarkcon for 2021,
that would have been in Branson, Mo. 

But, as an old saying goes, when you get handed Lemons, make Lemonade?

Well this is not exactly Lemonade but something a whole lot better!

We're planning to host a Virtual Ozarkcon via one of the social media platforms and disturbed via the World wide Web.
It will be very similar in format to the in person Ozarkcon 
except we will be able to view it from the safety of our homes. 

The Virtual Ozarkcon is planned for the Second weekend of April, on Saturday the 10th of April. We moved it forward a week since Easter weekend is the 3rd and 4th. 

We're working on the details and more details will be posted as soon as they are available. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers with a wide variety of Qrp presentations for you to enjoy. 
We plan to have a Wackey Key contest, with Video clips to be submitted online, as well as
the long standing and very popular Home Brew contest. 

We have decided to hold off on the Buildathon this year since we can't be in the same room together.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of Melted solder and burning rosin?

We haven't decided if we will have the K0N ops on the air but we will let you know. 

Anyway, that's all I have for now. 
So stay tuned for updates as they are available. 

72, 73 
Stay healthy and I will see you all at the 2021 Virtual Ozarkcon. 
Johnny AC0BQ 






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