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Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

Dale Putnam
 

Happy Birthday Bart.. and a truck load to follow!!
Great fun too.


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



To: 4sqrp@...; aldenmcduffie@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:44:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

 
My apologies, thinking of the wrong CW contest. CQ WW CW is the last weekend in Nov.

Give me a break, turned 76 yesterday:-)

Have fun in the Sweepstakes, have not played in that one for years.

cu, Bart W0IIT


Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

W0IIT
 

My apologies, thinking of the wrong CW contest. CQ WW CW is the last weekend in Nov.

Give me a break, turned 76 yesterday:-)

Have fun in the Sweepstakes, have not played in that one for years.

cu, Bart W0IIT


Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

W0IIT
 

Phil, wouldn’t enter this weekend you will be alone!! CW is the last full weekend in November. Or it always has been???

cu, Bart


Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

John Lonigro
 

Nate:

Thanks.  That's what I get for extrapolating backwards in time.  The change must have been before 1994 because I went from Tech to Tech+ that year and the expiration date didn't change.  It didn't change when I got my Extra in 1995 either.  (I progressed rapidly because I broke my hip in 1994 and was unable to do anything other than sit in front of a computer and practice CW for a month.  Even breaking a hip has a bright side-hi.)

72,

John AA0VE

On 11/05/2015 07:01 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

That math works *now*, John. Up until the early to mid '90s or so the
FCC renewed the license with each modification. Sometime around the mid
'80s is when the licenses became ten year terms as before that they were
five year terms. I recall my Novice, dated in late '83, had its
expiration date in '88. There was about a ten year stretch where it was
kind of a mess with five year terms being extended to ten year terms and
renewals occurring with each upgrade, etc.

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

 

That math works *now*, John. Up until the early to mid '90s or so the
FCC renewed the license with each modification. Sometime around the mid
'80s is when the licenses became ten year terms as before that they were
five year terms. I recall my Novice, dated in late '83, had its
expiration date in '88. There was about a ten year stretch where it was
kind of a mess with five year terms being extended to ten year terms and
renewals occurring with each upgrade, etc.

72, Nate

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"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

Ge Unc,  Do you happen to be a member of the Quarter Century Wireles Assoc?  (QCWA)  They'll look it up for you.
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On 11/5/2015 6:34 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Hi!
Seems that the CW sweepstakes this weekend requires five different items in the message....a challenge.
I know 4 of the 5 but don't recall the last two digits of the year I was issued w0xi.

Do I simply guess or is there a place on the web where I can find this information? The software (N3FJP) doesn't suggest a way.

unc Phil,  W0XI
Lawrence, KS

72 and 73!



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Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

 

Consensus is to choose two digits and report them consistently. The
ARRL will not be checking that part of the exchange for accuracy. What
they do look for are busted callsigns and improperly copied exchange
information. They don't try to verify the check is accurate for every
station.

If everyone were honest, there were an awful lot of hams licensed in 59!
Mine would be 83 as I received my Novice in the mail--KA0RNY--32 years
ago yesterday.

72, Nate

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"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

John Lonigro
 

Phil:

I believe it's the last two digits of the year in which you were first licensed, not the year you got your current call.  What you should do, since you renew every 10 years, is look at your current license and, if you didn't remember the exact year in which you were first licensed, you could subtract 10 years from the next expiration date (2023 in my case).  My possibilities are 2013, 2003, 1993, 1983, 1973, etc.  If you can remember the approximate year in which you were licensed (within say +/- 3 years), you can come up with the answer.  In my case, it was 1993.  Figure out your age in those possible years and you should be able to zero in on the date fairly quickly.  Of course, in my case, I still have all of my licenses, all the way back to when I was N0YOQ.  This method works because, when you upgrade, your expiration date does not change.  I upgraded to Extra in 1995, but the expiration date was still 2003.  It didn't change to 2005.

If you let your license lapse at some point, then you might have a more difficult time finding the right date.

Good luck and 72,

John AA0VE

On 11/05/2015 06:34 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi!
Seems that the CW sweepstakes this weekend requires five different items in the message....a challenge.
I know 4 of the 5 but don't recall the last two digits of the year I was issued w0xi.

Do I simply guess or is there a place on the web where I can find this information? The software (N3FJP) doesn't suggest a way.

unc Phil,  W0XI
Lawrence, KS

72 and 73!



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Re: HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

Joshua Gould <ae8jg.gould@...>
 

I think it's when you were first licensed as opposed to first issue on the call.

72,
Joshua Gould
AE8JG

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On Nov 5, 2015, at 19:34, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi!
Seems that the CW sweepstakes this weekend requires five different items in the message....a challenge.
I know 4 of the 5 but don't recall the last two digits of the year I was issued w0xi.

Do I simply guess or is there a place on the web where I can find this information? The software (N3FJP) doesn't suggest a way.

unc Phil,  W0XI
Lawrence, KS

72 and 73!



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HOW DO I FIND THE LAST TWO DIGITS OF THE YEAR MY CALLSIGN WAS FIRST ISSUED? E GADS!!!

Phil Anderson
 

Hi!
Seems that the CW sweepstakes this weekend requires five different items in the message....a challenge.
I know 4 of the 5 but don't recall the last two digits of the year I was issued w0xi.

Do I simply guess or is there a place on the web where I can find this information? The software (N3FJP) doesn't suggest a way.

unc Phil,  W0XI
Lawrence, KS

72 and 73!



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Chekins

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

Good Nets guys thanx,  80 was tough last night, thanks for hanging in there. 40 was much better this morning.  I didn't hear Wayne's net last night, zippo, nada,  Thank you all for checking in, I appreciate it.
 


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Wed. night PSK checins.

Dick Hammond
 

AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton, MO.

Sorry Dan for the omission, your on the list to.

N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS.    NCS


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David  Ottumwa, IA.
KC0IFQ  Dennis,  Augusta, KS.
WF2F Richard,  South Bend, IN.
Some  QSB  and sigs in  out.
Tnx fer all   checkins.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS.NCS


Re: Tonight's 40m net

w2sh@...
 

The only sig I could copy was NUØS at a healthy 569/579.  I called him a couple of times because he seemed to be also accepting QNIs, but he didn't hear me.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:54:38 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonight's 40m net

 

Fighting S9 noise here and some QRM but still managed to get WA8REI - Ken from MI in the log.
Thanks to all who tried, let's ope for better condx next week.
Vy 72/3 es God less de Wayne - KC0PMH

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Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
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Re: Tonight's 40m net

Paul Smith
 

All I could hear was Noise!....... CRAP
de Paul N0NBD





---- "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Fighting S9 noise here and some QRM but still managed to get WA8REI - Ken
from MI in the log.
Thanks to all who tried, let's ope for better condx next week.
Vy 72/3 es God less de Wayne - KC0PMH

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*http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/ <http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/> Under
construction but please visit anyway.*

*QRP* - *EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER.*

I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot
pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17

http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Fighting S9 noise here and some QRM but still managed to get WA8REI - Ken from MI in the log.
Thanks to all who tried, let's ope for better condx next week.
Vy 72/3 es God less de Wayne - KC0PMH

--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Thurs Morning Net

wa0itp yahoo <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 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

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Wed NIte Nets

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

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

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all, sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KCØPMH NCS
8:30 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

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

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Re: QTH move

David Wilcox
 

Doc,

Put up what you can and enjoy it.  I have a friend that has worked 35 states with an HW 8 and PFR  3 loading up his slider door screens.  They didn't like long wires on his golf course either.  Fine wire dipoles outside work (except in tornadoes) if you have trees or other supports.  Don't tell your neighbors you are a ham either, or the condo police will be out to get you for any interference real or not.  

Or get on the board of the condo association.  I have a friend in Georgia who lives next door to the association president and he even let him put up a hex beam on his deck.  No worse than some of the umbrellas the neighbors have on their patio tables.

Dave K8WPE

On Nov 3, 2015, at 11:30 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I HATE moving...been here 8 yr...longest I have ever lived anywhere in my life...too much crap piles up.  New QTH, Oklahoma City, Lakeside community does not smile on "big" antennas...also, some in the area have complained about "interference."  I may well just stick with QRP.  Attic antennas are an option for me...my AlexLoop is a great portable/base QRP stand-by.  I really enjoy 17M SSB and am wondering if there is a good "attic" antenna for it?  My 20M end fed and the 40M end fed (with a bend at the end) will fit.  BTW, a wood/shingle roof...no metal...also, floor ducting, so no problem there...

Ideas?
_ _ ...   ... _ _

Doc - K5OSA

4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205



Re: QTH move

ad7jt@...
 

Hi Doc,

I have the same problem here in AZ, maybe worse.  The "Design Guidelines" for our community state "absolutely no amateur radio antennas".  We moved in to our new home in late 2005 and I fooled around with in-garage and attic antennas for a while but was usually frustrated.  The noise pickup was the worst part of it.

In early 2007 I put up a 20 M vertical attached to the North side of the house with a piece of clear acrylic.  The antenna is made from a couple heavy copper pipes (3/4") from Home Depot and stands only 16" from the house.   I installed 10 radials, all on one side, of course, and painted the antenna the same color as the  house.  No one has complained or even noticed it in the eight years it's been up.  It has a natural impedance of 13 ohms so I added a 1:2 transmission line transformer and wound up with an VSWR under 1.3 all across the entire 20 M band.    Can you see it in the attached pictures?  With that antenna I completed WAS and DXCC in about a year (plus a couple more months to get all the confirmations) running 100 W or less.



73,
Dave Collins - AD7JT

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