Date   
Re: cricket 30

AG1P Ron
 

Just an update - As of yesterday, all crystals have been mailed. US purchasers should get them by the end of the week. They will arrive in a #10 envelope from Four State QRP Group. USPS did not know ship times on the DX letters.

 

If you do not receive your crystal in a reasonable amount of time, please contact me off list - my call at earthlink dot net.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New CricketMaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of AG1P Ron
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 7:29 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] cricket 30

 

To those Cricket 30 purchasers awaiting the 10.106 crystals.

 

I finally received ship confirmation for the crystals. As soon as I receive them, I will package them in envelopes and send them out. Hopefully you will see them within next two weeks depending on crystals’ arrival and Holiday mail volumes.

 

We want to thank everyone for their patience while we endured this long backorder delay.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer New CricketMaster

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Edmo
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 6:38 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] cricket 30

 

Did anybody who received only one crystal  for the Cricket 30 ever receive the second one? I'm still waiting 

Ronald S Edmo KF7JZH

 

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 11:20 Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.

 

 

 

Wayne Steury N9egt 

 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Re: SSS Results for December

wynger99@yahoo.com
 

Carl,, we met earlier this year (via email).  I was the lucky winner of the Argo 505, Dale WN0WWY.
I will be thinking of you and your battle you are going through. God Bless you and your family.

72/73
Dale  WN0WWY


On Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:34:00 PM CST, Jody - K3JZD <k3jzd.jody@...> wrote:


Hi Carl,

So sorry to hear of your battle with the cancer.  While I have not participated in the SSS for the last x months, I could always count on making a contact with you whenever I could join in.

The silence from Belle Plaine will be deafening.

Press On . . . . . 

73/72
Jody - K3JZD    

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 01:08 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:
Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. . . . . . 

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

Re: SSS Results for December

griffithsesq.robert
 

Carl. Best wishes for your therapy. Hope to hear you back on the air soon.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths

Re: Last Sunday surprise

Carl Gansen
 

By the way, I did not have the  antenna connected either time. In the 2012 misadventure, the antenna cable flashed over to the ground rod outside. The electrical inspector  was fairly certain the grounding system got lifted a few hundred volts above true ground until the strike dissipated. 

Re: Last Sunday surprise

Carl Gansen
 

I'm assuming  that it does. I know I have the booklet down in my radio room and possibly  a spare insert on the shelf.
My 2nd son is going to help by replacing the cable and I'll make sure we deal with it then. I bought the whole set of lightning protection supplies through DX Engineering. 

I installed the current system back in 2012 when the feed line from my 160M got blown and took a lot of good stuff with it.  I lost my Omni 6+, Hercules II amplifier, 100 amp power supply, a handful of older solid state rigs and everything on our computer network (except the printer that I hated...that survived until just after the insurance  settlement).  I learned a couple lessons that time.

Re: Last Sunday surprise

KI5CSC <jaybird101954@...>
 

I forgot one thing. Email Poly Phaser and ask them if the Gas Discharge Tube element needs to be replaced.

Sent from my superb Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:34, KI5CSC via Groups.Io
<jaybird101954@...> wrote:
If it's the Poly Phaser lightning suppressor I'm familiar with, it is rated for 50,000-volts.

Sent from my superb Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:13, Carl Gansen
<wb0cff@...> wrote:
Just before the sprint on Sunday, I discovered that my 40M vertical would not load and I could not hear  any signals. I ended up using the 160M vertical through the LDG tuner for the sprint.

Last week we had a brief but intense snow squall come through with thunder and lightning.  Today I learned that A lightning strike had blown the coax off. Further down the cable I have a panel with Polyphaser lightning  protection. It kept the lightning from reaching the house

Re: Last Sunday surprise

KI5CSC <jaybird101954@...>
 

If it's the Poly Phaser lightning suppressor I'm familiar with, it is rated for 50,000-volts.

Sent from my superb Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:13, Carl Gansen
<wb0cff@...> wrote:
Just before the sprint on Sunday, I discovered that my 40M vertical would not load and I could not hear  any signals. I ended up using the 160M vertical through the LDG tuner for the sprint.

Last week we had a brief but intense snow squall come through with thunder and lightning.  Today I learned that A lightning strike had blown the coax off. Further down the cable I have a panel with Polyphaser lightning  protection. It kept the lightning from reaching the house

Re: SSS Results for December

Jody - K3JZD
 

Hi Carl,

So sorry to hear of your battle with the cancer.  While I have not participated in the SSS for the last x months, I could always count on making a contact with you whenever I could join in.

The silence from Belle Plaine will be deafening.

Press On . . . . . 

73/72
Jody - K3JZD    


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 01:08 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:
Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. . . . . . 

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

Re: Last Sunday surprise

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Proof positive they really do work.


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On 12/12/2019 12:13 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:
Just before the sprint on Sunday, I discovered that my 40M vertical would not load and I could not hear  any signals. I ended up using the 160M vertical through the LDG tuner for the sprint.

Last week we had a brief but intense snow squall come through with thunder and lightning.  Today I learned that A lightning strike had blown the coax off. Further down the cable I have a panel with Polyphaser lightning  protection. It kept the lightning from reaching the house

Last Sunday surprise

Carl Gansen
 

Just before the sprint on Sunday, I discovered that my 40M vertical would not load and I could not hear  any signals. I ended up using the 160M vertical through the LDG tuner for the sprint.

Last week we had a brief but intense snow squall come through with thunder and lightning.  Today I learned that A lightning strike had blown the coax off. Further down the cable I have a panel with Polyphaser lightning  protection. It kept the lightning from reaching the house

Re: SSS Results for December

W6BOW
 

Carl WB0CFF,

Thank you so very much for sharing.

My experiences with 4SQRP parallel yours. A wonderful bunch of guys and gals.

Hang in there OM.

Lovingly and Respectfully,

Don  W6BOW
SF  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 10:08 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] SSS Results for December

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

40 AND 80 METER NETS

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Ge All:

Here is the results for tonight's nets

40 Meters
WA9PWP PAUL 
W2SH CHAS 
N4MJ GLENN
KK4ITX JOHN 
K4EQ DALE 

80 METER 
N0YJ BERT 
WA9PWP PAUL 
N4MJ GLENN 
W2SH CHAS 

40 Seemed to be long as usual, but the band held up pretty good. 
80 was about normal. 
Thanks everyone, cu all next week 
72, 73 
Johnny AC0BQ

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


delta mike romeo net

Robert
 

Tonight's nets topic was Any interest in an FT-8 net, not much was the answer, however JS-8 was suggested.

Tonight's check ins

K0EMT BRYAN
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
AB0AH LARRY
NK8O CHARLES
W8NWA MIKE
KU5M JOE
N0TGR DICK

Thanks to all of the Check in's

73's
Bert
N0YJ

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/11/2019 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(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 Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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: SSS Results for December

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Carl
We’re going to miss u on the sprints and nets.
I would like you wish you a speedy recover and hope for full remission.
Our prayers are with you.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/11/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] SSS Results for December

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Hang in there  Carl, remission is just around the corner.  I am a terrible CW operator but everyone seems to tolerate me. Hi.  Love to operate QRP CW even though I am not very good at it, but, on the upside if I send QRS they ALWAYS slow down for me.  CW operators are the best.
Here is hoping you the best and speedy recovery .... you will be in my prayers and he always does what’s best for us.
Have a Merry Christmas and a GREAT New Year!  C U on the air.

73 Jack.......WD0CFH


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On Dec 11, 2019, at 12:08 PM, Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...> wrote:

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

Re: SSS Results for December

n4mj
 

Carl,
I have you in my log 3 times so relatively new to 4S Group.  They (4SG) are dedicated to QRP and kit logistics for sure.

Sorry to learn of your situation but praying you will gain momentum in your fight for your health.  Merry Christmas and looking forward to working you again in the future.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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  Thank you! 



On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:08:41 PM CST, Carl Gansen <wb0cff@...> wrote:


Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

Re: SSS Results for December

WA0ITP
 

GA Carl,  You always were our Gold Standard operator from the North.
I'm so sorry to hear of your health issues, very best wishes,and hope you have a complete remission.  Good luck and hope to hear you back on the air soon. 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/11/2019 12:08 PM, Carl Gansen wrote:

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF

Re: SSS Results for December

Carl Gansen
 

Hello to all 4 State QRP members,

I started with the 4 States group a bit over two years ago.  I have enjoyed the group.  It was fun to meet a dedicated group of QRP enthusiasts. 
In the process, I added a few new friends and enjoyed the company of a few that I had met elsewhere.

It is highly likely that my operating will be curtailed in 2020. I have been fighting stage four kidney cancer for over two years now. My cancer has returned three times, so far. I've had several biopsies, surgeries, and radiation treatment sets. My oncologist and I have been playing high-stakes Whack-A-Mole all this time. During Oct/Nov, I had a series of radiation treatments to deal with several new active sites. Now, I have started a targeted therapy to help suppress further flare-ups. The medication involved has been very rough on me and I start a second targeted therapy in parallel in January. It already took everything that I had to join in on the Nov/Dec sprints.

I have already shared this with John, AA0VE, and my friend, Chas, W2SH. I'm sharing this with the group at large for several reasons. If I cannot join you guys on the air, be certain to know that I will miss operating with you.  You welcomed me and I have had a lot of fun. I thank you all.  So, far, I have beaten the odds and if my oncologist continues to pull rabbits out of her hat, I may be able to still make some noise on the second Sunday of the month

72/73
Carl WB0CFF