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Cyclone on 7122

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

I just hooked up the Cyclone and put it on 7122. A powered speaker is plugged for monitoring the freq. I'll be puttering around the shack on and off today, and later tonight (abt 9). Give a shout when you can.

Tnx.

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Cyclone on 7122

WA0ITP
 

I just hooked up the Cyclone and put it on 7122. It's hooked to a powered speaker for monitoring the freq. I'll be puttering around the shack on and off today, and later tonight (abt 9). Give a shout when you can.

Tnx.

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Re: QTH move

AG1P Ron
 

I have same problem here on Oregon coast. I had a flagpole vertical but with high winds here at times and living among sand dunes, had problems keeping it up. I now have loop antenna up 12 ft on the roof using 22 ga wire. It is basically invisible unless you know where to look for it. I run 300 ohm TV twin lead from the connector down the back of a downspout to the crawlspace, where I have a 4:1 balun and then use coax for the short run to the shack.  I painted the twin lead the same color as the downspout so again, you have to know where it is to see it. There’s 200 ft of wire up there and it tunes on 40, 20, 17 and 15. The HOA police come by at least once a week and haven’t spotted it yet. No complaints on interference either.  I have run up to 50 watts into antenna but operate QRP most of the time. Recently have been working stations on east coast and one Japanese station but haven’t heard anyone in Midwest.

 

72 - Ron AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 8:31 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; QRP-L Mailing List
Subject: [4sqrp] QTH move

 

 

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

Lee
 

Doc,
 
I'm currently doing the same thing as AE8JG -  With a random wire for the radiator and tuner radials (I use a MFJ-931 for 40/80/160 to keep RFI away), I've worked >100 countries at 50 watts or less with this setup in less than two years (I have contacts on 80 and 160 too). I feed the radiator with a SGC-231 autotuner (it will tune almost anything).............and I got a SEA1612C tuner (marine grade - almost indestructible) for an upgrade that I haven't placed in service yet ($50 at the Melbourne FL Hamfest, and works fine). I'm not affiliated with SGC; I'm just a fan of their tuners...........
 
Since you have the room, you may want to install a loop and feed it with a SGC auto-tuner such as the SG-230 or 231 (I use a SG-231 currently). That gets you easy flexibility down to 40m. Also, fan dipoles would work for 20 and up. Finally, the ARRL ran a couple of articles on Folded Skeleton Sleeve Dipoles (May and October 2011 - Joel Hallas, W1ZR, author) - this might make 40/30 easier for you.
 
GL es 72 de Lee KX4TT
 
 
 
from AE8JG

 Radiating wire along the top. Ground wire along the floor. It won't be as good as what I had, but I should be able to get on the air. Next item on the list is to learn the code. 
 
 
 
From: Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]
 
 

  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


 


Re: QTH move

Joshua Gould <ae8jg.gould@...>
 

Doc, 

The XYL and I just moved from a 3 bedroom 2000 sq ft house on 6 acres to a 1 bedroom 585 sq ft apartment on the outskirts of a city. I have a crown molding that runs around the top of my living room where the desk and shack are located. I'm planning to pick up another bnc to binding post adaptor and simply hide my antenna behind the crown molding. Radiating wire along the top. Ground wire along the floor. It won't be as good as what I had, but I should be able to get on the air. Next item on the list is to learn the code. 

72,
Joshua Gould
AE8JG

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 3, 2015, at 11:30, 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

Wayne Dillon
 

Doc,
I use two antennas, the 1/2 size G5RV in the attic (it runs the length of the ridge wit 6" turned down at each end) which works well on 40 and and 20m with the FT920's internal tuner, and all bands 40 thru 10 with the KX3+internal tuner, FT817+Z817 or T1 tuner. For 80m I use a W3EDP from the front porch to a far support. With it's 17' "counterpoise" (It's not really a counterpoise) into a 4:1 BalUn and thence co-ax to the combinations mentioned already. The 1/2 size G5RV has earned me a QRP WAS (multi band, 20 and 40) all CW.
Some food for thought maybe...
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:30 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





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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
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Re: QTH move

Mike Crownover <ad5a@...>
 

Are they patriotic? I have a Flagpole vertical that works great.
 
 
Mike AD5A


From: "Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@..., "QRP-L Mailing List"
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:30:43 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] QTH move

 

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




QTH move

Michael McEwen
 

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



RMRc net today.. at 2300z

Dale Putnam
 


> Our cw practice net will be called on 7.0625 at 2300z (4pm MT) and on 14.0625 at 2330z.Ya'll come, y'ear?
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --... ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy


Re: Pig on 7122

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

arrgghhh!  not so good for sure, tnx for trying.

Anyone else?
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On 11/2/2015 6:51 PM, dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

ur 219 here
Bill
KV6Z

> Pig Rig calling CQ 4S on 7122, anyone out there?
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Re: Pig on 7122

dekle@...
 

ur 219 here
Bill
KV6Z

Pig Rig calling CQ 4S on 7122, anyone out there?

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Pig on 7122

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

Pig Rig calling CQ 4S on 7122, anyone out there?

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Re: Ham Gear from Estate of AA5CO, Bruce Winkelman (SK)

Richard Dickerson
 

Will you take 90 for the tri bander and baliun?

Richard WF2F

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 2, 2015, at 16:35, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

UPDATED 11-2-15:

I'm working with the XYL of Bruce, AA5CO (SK) to see that these pieces get a good home.

Here’s the full list of the equipment Bruce, AA5CO (SK) left in his shack:

 

TenTec Model 538 Jupiter HF Transceiver (Gray Case, Green Screen, no tuner).  $550.00

Palstar AT500 600 Watt Antenna Tuner sn 10661 W/Cross-needle metering.   $325.00

WinRadio model WR-G31DDC Excalibur. Software defined (SDR) HF receiver. $550.00

4SQRP EZKEYER II, AA0ZZ design  $40.00

Straight Key,  similar to Ameco K1, Philmore B53 or MFJ 550.  $18.00

4SQRP QRPometer - SWR/Power meter $60.00  

Radio Shack 12VDC, 1.75A power supply. $10.00

Small INNOVA Digital VOM with test leads.  $8.00

10 Element 2 Meter VHF Yagi.  Is probably a CushCraft A14810S  $70.00

Small 2-element Tri-band HF Yagi.  HyGain TH-2Mk3.  6 ft boom. BN86 Balun. $125.00

Galvanized Push-up-Pole - fair/poor condition, slight rust $25.00

4 foot green fiberglass Military Mast Poles $20.00

2ea 16 AH SLA 12V batteries - unknown condition (heavy) $40.00  

BOOK: A DXers Handbook Indonesia $2.00

BOOK: ARRL Operating Manual 5th Ed (Steve Ford) $18.00

BOOK: ARRL Antenna Book 18th Ed. (Software included 3-1/2" diskette inside back cover) $22.00

BOOK: ARRL Antenna compendium Vol1 $10.00

BOOK: ARRL Antennas and Techs for low-band Dxing.  ON4UN. 2nd Ed 1994 $15.00

BOOK: Joe Carr Receiving Antenna Handbook Joseph Carr, K5IPV  $24.00

BOOK: Long-Path Propagation, Bob Brown, NM7M $18.00

BOOK: The Big Gun's guide to low-band propagation. 2002 Robert Brown NM7M $5.00

BOOK: New Beam Antenna Handbook, William Orr W6SAI  2nd Ed. 1990 $22.00

BOOK: (73)  Vertical beam and Triangle Antennas by Edward M Noll W3FQJ $18.00

BOOK: (Sam's) Easy-Up Antennas for radio listeners and hams Edward M Noll $8.00

BOOK: (CQ) Shortwave Propagation Hndbk.  2nd Ed 1982 $15.00

 

All are located in Tulsa, OK.

 

If you're interested, contact me with your offer and I'll get back with you.  If you have a genuine interest in the gear, PLEASE let me know.  However if offers are too low, or non-existent, we'll either put it on eBay or take it to a couple of regional hamfests (Green Country-Tulsa & OzarkCon 2016).  A few items are listed on QTH.Com.  The emphasis is on getting good homes for this stuff.  Not being a money maker for someone to re-sell.

 Payment in cash, please (I can take PayPal if you mark the purchase as a “personal” payment or will increase payment to cover the 3% commercial PayPal fees.)

 Everything is in very good condition except as noted, but as this is a SK sale, nothing is warranted.  If any shipping and packaging is required, that will be additional at cost.

73,

 -Ed Meyer, WG5F-

 ed at meyertribe dot com

 (918) 232-5194 Cell (texts okay)


FS: HB1A Rig and Elecraft T1 Tuner Go box

Tucker McGuire
 

I have an HB1A 20-30-40m 5w CW Rig and Elecraft T1 Tuner in excellent condition for sale.  Also comes with Pelican 1200 case for storage. 

Selling to help fund the purchase of a KX3.

Asking $320 shipped.

Feel free to email me at tucker@... with any questions or if you'd like pictures.

73,
Tucker
W4FS


(No subject)

Michael McEwen
 

The move project continues...ugh.  Of course the contractors are two weeks behind "schedule".  I will drop off both HF and Internet sometime in the next two weeks...only for a few days.  My LD5 and AlexLoop should be fine, but I have a lot of huge trees in the new qth.  Miss you all...

_ _ ...   ... _ _

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



FOX: Season Opener!!

Dale Putnam
 

The Season opener is upon us.. the Game Warden has agreed to open the gate,tomorrow evening to the 40 acre woods. Check it out! www.qrpfoxhunt.org
And while you're at it.. keep in mind the Season Opener for the 80 acre woods is coming upthis Thursday evening too!
and there are a very few select FOX spots open yet.. so put your apps in right away!!!
Good Luck, Y'all!

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


Re: Recognition suggestion

Jeremy Utley
 

Kennie was one of the great ones, that's for sure Paul.  But do not count yourself out either - you were a more than fine Elmer for me!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in beautiful Downtown Iola, KS

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 8:39 PM, psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This is a cool thread.
My Elmer passed several years ago. He took my mic away and made me a CW op. He also "battered" me until I could copy with the filter between my ears. He had me so pumped up on CW I thought the 13 WPM test was slow, So they played the 20 WPM and I passed.  I do miss ole Kennie NU0Z SK
de Paul N0NBD



OT: Semi-Auto key (bug) Dot Stabilizer update

Jim Sheldon
 

Recently I have had inquiries as to whether or not I still make the semi-automatic key "bug" Dot Stabilizers. The answer is yes, I still make them.
 
I currently make "Dot Stabilizers" (a T.R. McElroy invention from the 1930's - see <www.artifaxbooks.com/dotstabilizer.htm <http://www.artifaxbooks.com/dotstabilizer.htm>> for history & theory) for the Vibroplex, Speed-X and McElroy keys having the round pendulum and bugs with the flat pendulum, such as the Vibroplex Lightning Bug, Champion and WW2 military J-36 bugs (including the Lionel models and Alberto Frattini I1QOD's beautiful reproductions) which are based on the Lightning Bug design. I can customize them for other bugs such as the Japanese Hi Mound ("Coffin") bug, European made (metric sizes) bugs, etc. and I have the dimensions on hand and have made and tested stabilizers for most of them. Though Rare, there are "left handed" bugs out there and I can also make stabilizers for them too if you let me know they are true left handed bugs and not right handed ones you just learned to use left handed.
 
They are made out of aluminum. They mount to the arm with a socket head set screw and the proper Allen wrench is included along with a printed set of instructions explaining installation and proper adjustment. Unlike McElroy's originals, mine do not require modification of the movable dot contact mount. They are made entirely by hand so there may be slight differences between each one (won't affect the operation at all).The prices are $25 post paid to U.S. customers, $35 US to Canadian customers and $45 US to most other parts of the world. They will be sent "International First Class" mail.
 
If you decide to order one or more, I will need the make/model of the bug(s) you want stabilizers for, whether they are "left" or "right" handed (the bug, not you) and be sure to include your mailing address as well.
 
The preferred method of payment is Pay Pal and my PP address is: w0eb@... <mailto:w0eb@...> . For Canadian and International customers I'll only accept payment by PayPal.
 
I will take USPS money orders from U.S. domestic customers, made out to Aubrey J. Sheldon, sent to my QRZ mailing address for those of you who don't or prefer not to use PayPal.
 
I'll be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
 
Jim Sheldon - W0EB
 
To save you the lookup, my QRZ Address is:
Aubrey J. Sheldon, W0EB
2029 East Evanston Dr.
Park City, KS 67219-1618
 


Re: Welcome! and propagation question

Fernan Bolando
 

Nate and Don

Thanks for the inputs. I did try an inverted L with 4 radials a few days ago it may have been premature, but back then I concluded that it was not working as well as the low dipole.
I am hoping to try the inverted L again with more radials. I dont have a mast yet so just to make sure my transmitter works been trying simple wire antennas. If you guys have any other recommendation that would be cool.

thanks again and regards
fernan VE4FEB


Re: Field Day results posted

Charles W. Powell
 

Thank you Ed.  I hadn’t looked at all comers in KS.  I have to say that packing up the radio and going out to operate from a park or a tree stump regularly really helps.  My only issue was that I only managed about 14-15 of the possible 28 hours of operation. This was my first solo attempt.   It did help greatly to use a laptop, also battery powered because I used it for keying.  Next year, I think I might work on a team, because I’m getting too old to go without sleep indefinitely.  Any 4sQRP volunteers?

72,

Chas - NK8O


On Oct 29, 2015, at 8:52 AM, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Charles;

I'd say you did better than "OK"!

  • 429 QSO at 5 watts is VERY good performance.
  • 1st in Kansas in Class 1B1B
  • 4th in Kansas regardless of class
  • 8th Nationally in class 1B1B

Great job!

72,

-Ed, WG5F-



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