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Re: Recognition suggestion

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good idea Ron!
I am lucky enough to talk to my Elmer every day! We have even got our XYL's looking forward to OZARKCON every spring!!
They love the shopping and we get to play radio and visit ole friends!!
Good as it gets!
Same idea applies to any and all good friends, we lost a Jewell a couple of weeks ago and have never regretted the day we went to see her before she got sick!
Do it while you have the chance or you may not get the chance.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 'AG1P Ron' ag1p@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Perhaps you have already done this or something similar, but in case you haven’t...

Not long ago I was building a QRP transceiver when it brought back memories of my Elmer and how he got me interested in amateur radio.  So I took the time to look him up in FCC records and get his address. I moved far away from the area 40 years ago so wrote up a little thank you note on a QSL card and sent it to him. He responded back and assuming my doctor agrees, I will be able to get eyeball QSO with him in December at one of his local hamfests.

I think too often we get caught up in what life throws at us and forget the people who, through their time and patience, introduced us to pastimes that have brought us unlimited joy throughout the years.  Perhaps now is a good time for each of us to take the time to thank the Elmers that got us started in the hobby or helped us through some early rough spots, assuming they are still alive.  As we get older, that window of opportunity can only grow shorter. Just sending a note or perhaps meeting them for breakfast or lunch will let them know how much their time and effort has meant to you.

 

Just a thought.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

 



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




Recognition suggestion

AG1P Ron
 

Perhaps you have already done this or something similar, but in case you haven’t...

Not long ago I was building a QRP transceiver when it brought back memories of my Elmer and how he got me interested in amateur radio.  So I took the time to look him up in FCC records and get his address. I moved far away from the area 40 years ago so wrote up a little thank you note on a QSL card and sent it to him. He responded back and assuming my doctor agrees, I will be able to get eyeball QSO with him in December at one of his local hamfests.

I think too often we get caught up in what life throws at us and forget the people who, through their time and patience, introduced us to pastimes that have brought us unlimited joy throughout the years.  Perhaps now is a good time for each of us to take the time to thank the Elmers that got us started in the hobby or helped us through some early rough spots, assuming they are still alive.  As we get older, that window of opportunity can only grow shorter. Just sending a note or perhaps meeting them for breakfast or lunch will let them know how much their time and effort has meant to you.

 

Just a thought.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

 


Re: Antenna "loading"

Greg Troxel
 

"Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
writes:

I am a major electro-dummy...please the elementary question...when reading
a recent QST review, reference was made to the difference in SWR meter
readings based on 25 and 100 Ohm antenna resistance. My MFJ analyzer does
indeed measure resistance in addition to SWR, but I am not sure where it
all fits together. The internet articles I have found are too advanced for
me.
Almost everything in our world is based on the assumption that 50 ohms
is the impedance of transmitters, meters, coax, and antennas. (This
becomes not true when people use open wire line, or 4:1 ununs, etc.)

With a normal radio, an SWR meter, 50 ohm coax, and a 50 ohm resistor at
the end, one should see a 1:1 SWR since the load is matched to the coax
and there should be no reflections. (A key point is that a 50 ohm
resistor while having perfect SWR is a bad antenna.)

A 25 ohm resistor and a 100 ohm resistor should each result in a 2:1
SWR. So in testing an SWR meter, a reasonably easy test is to use good
resistors (that are not inductive or capacitive at the test frequency).
It's common in reviews to measure resistors with both a really good (and
usually expensive) instruement, often lab gear from
HP/Agilent/Keysight/Tektronix etc., and with the device being reviewed;
the point is to check the device being reviewed.

To make an antenna work, it needs to radiate rather than being a
resistor, and you need to couple energy into it efficiently. A dipole
has a nominal radiation resistance of around 72 ohms, even though it's
just wire that has a DC resistance of near zero. So hooking that to 50
ohm cable will result in a decently low SWR (1.3-1.4ish) which will
enable good power transfer.

An actual dipole with other things around it, rather than an ideal
dipole in free space, may have a lower SWR. I have a 40/30/20/17 fan
dipole in my attic and on 40 the SWR is almost 1:1. But surely it's
coupling to other things.

Generally antennas that are full size (dipoles, quarterwave verticals)
will have reasonable radiation resistance and be fairly easy to couple
power into. It's making antennas that are smaller than natural size
work that gets tricky.

An antenna with a radiation resistance of 25 or 100 should accept the
same amount of power from 50 ohm coax. The reason it matters is that
you can use transformers or tuners at the base (4:1 unun is common on a
43' vertical) and there you need to know what it is to try to match it.

Here's an example of a plot of a real antenna from Field Day:

http://www.lexort.com/gallery/random-ham-2015-fd/sark_002

It shows the resistance not quite getting to 50 and an SWR dip. For
actual use this is "wicked good" as we say in the 1st call district.
The plot is made with a SARK 110 that measures resistance as well as
SWR; perhaps the device whose review you are asking about.

73 de n1dam


Re: Antenna "loading"

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Doc,

I am not certain what you are trying to accomplish with the 25 ohm and 100 ohm dummy loads.
I routinely use those loads to balance and calibrate the wattmeters in Elecraft gear.
When the wattmeter is balanced, it will indicate the same SWR with both the 25 ohm load and the 100 ohm load.
Yes, they should indicate an SWR of 2.0 when fully calibrated, but for the moment, it is only of interest that they indicate the same SWR value (whatever that may be).
Once the SWR is the same for both loads, the wattmeter has been properly balanced (nulled).

That is the first step, then the 2nd step is to set the SWR at 2.0 using either of those loads.  With the Elecraft wattmeters, that is a matter of adjusting the REFL potentiometers.

Lastly, switch to a 50 ohm dummy load and calibrate the forward power making the wattmeter under test equal to the power that is indicated by whichever external wattmeter that you are willing to trust.  Many wattmeters can be in error by as much as 20% of full scale (no matter what actual power level may be), so a 20 watt full scale meter may be in error by as much as 4 watts on any portion of the scale.  That is not good for those wanting to confine their power to 5 watts - considering the potential error, the actual power may be anywhere between 1 watt and 9 watts.
That is why specific QRP wattmeters exist.

For those who have a well calibrated 'scope and 10X probe both with a frequency rating of 100 MHz or greater, better accuracy of the power can be had by observing the peak to peak RF voltage when the 'scope probe is connected across a good 50 ohm dummy load.  Square the peak to peak RF voltage and divide by 400 to obtain the power.  The derivation of that formula is "left to the student", but if you need help with that, I can assist - otherwise, accept it as fact.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 10/27/2015 6:44 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
I am a major electro-dummy...please the elementary question...when reading a recent QST review, reference was made to the difference in SWR meter readings based on 25 and 100 Ohm antenna resistance.  My MFJ analyzer does indeed measure resistance in addition to SWR, but I am not sure where it all fits together.  The internet articles I have found are too advanced for me.

I am going to be very minimalistic QRP antennawise for quite a while...how do I optimize the resistance (which I think is vital to radiated power given similar SWR ratings).  Am I missing something?
_ _ ...   ... _ _

Doc - K5OSA



Elmer?

Michael McEwen
 

I will be moving to OKC in about three weeks...we hope.  Is there an QRP Elmer who will let me buy breakfast or lunch?  In my new neighborhood, I don't think I'll be doing much, if any QRO.
_ _ ...   ... _ _

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



Antenna "loading"

Michael McEwen
 

I am a major electro-dummy...please the elementary question...when reading a recent QST review, reference was made to the difference in SWR meter readings based on 25 and 100 Ohm antenna resistance.  My MFJ analyzer does indeed measure resistance in addition to SWR, but I am not sure where it all fits together.  The internet articles I have found are too advanced for me.

I am going to be very minimalistic QRP antennawise for quite a while...how do I optimize the resistance (which I think is vital to radiated power given similar SWR ratings).  Am I missing something?
_ _ ...   ... _ _

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 Halloween special

Dale Putnam
 

TODAY:  Halloween Special.. and another on Thursday too!!
Check in with "Boo" the ghostly NCS for the cw Practice net today:
2200z 7.0625 or 2230z 14.0625

and get some cw practice at your speed.


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


Re: Welcome!

W0IIT
 

Rick,

Welcome to the 4SqrpGroup!!! You sound like a perfect match for this group of folks. It is a very active group with lots of activities and kits for the ham who likes to roll up his sleeves and melt solder(in fact a new kit premiers this week as you probably saw on the list server).

Look forward to meeting you in person at OzarkCon in April at Branson!!!

Your code speed will get back up, free of rust, using Chuck’s course and getting on the air!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


Re: Welcome!

WA0ITP
 

Hi Rick,

Thank you for joining the Group and welcome aboard.  Nice to have two of you in the Group  :o)  Vy nice station setup, pse jump in on the nets and dont sweat the code speed.  We don't care and we'll be happy to have you check in.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 10/26/2015 10:03 AM, Richard Bennett kd9bpy@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I'm relatively new to the group as well.
My name is Rick Bennett KD9BPY, living in Westfield, IN between Indy and Kokomo. 
Currently getting set up on the air with a hamfest Mfj-9040, American morse DCP, Ham Gadgets Keyer, AG6IF talented balun delta loop...all powered by a Belkin battery backup power supply. 
Was a Morse Operator in the 80's while in the Army. Life took priority for 30 some years. Now I'm using K7qo code course to get my copy and sending "rust" knocked off.
Should be on the Thursday morning net soon as I work 2nd shift and miss evening nets.
My parents live in Cross Timbers, MO so I'm definitely looking forward to OzarkCon 2016.
Love building kits ....
Thanks,
Rick
KD9BPY@... 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


From:"Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 12:43
Subject:[4sqrp] Welcome!

 
I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look forward to meeting you on the air.
Don't forget to check out the Wednesday evening nets, they're a lot of fun.
Perhaps I could persuade each of you to post a short message about yourselves, what aspects of ham radio interest you and what kind of station you run (always interested to hear about antennas that work for you!)
Until the next time Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
4SQRP Membership Chair

--
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



New Kit Release

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

GM all,

Our new NMØS tuner kit is finally released for sale. I wrote the manual and have been holding up it's release due to other demands on my time this summer. One of the benefits of being a Four State member is that you get first chance on the new kits, so this release note is being posted first on our reflector. The note below will be posted on QRP-L and other major reflectors on Thursday of this week.
------------------------------
Four State is pleased to release another high quality kit, the 4S-Tuner, by NMØS. This excellent random wire antenna tuner is the classic T-Match design which is known for wide matching range and smooth operation. Dave has added a nice wrinkle - the SWR indicator employs TWO leds, not the normally seen single red LED. A green led indicates output power with the red one indicating reflected power. The beauty of this arrangement is that the operator sees the output power peaking as the SWR goes down, just like a power meter with dual meters - very intuitive. This makes tuning easier and leaves no doubt that it's tuned for maximum power output.

The kit includes all the components needed to build it, including an excellent jet black silk screened enclosure. At 3x3x2 inches, the small size is perfect for portable operations. Add this dandy little tuner to your portable ops go bag, or use it at home. It's equally at home on a picnic table, in a tent or camper, as well as on the operating desk in your shack.

Order from the 4S-Tuner home page here http://www.4sqrp.com/4stuner.php All the Four State kits can be ordered from the Group's home page http://www.4sqrp.com

As always thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group, all proceeds go to funding OzarkCon http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

--
----------------------------
I love this radio stuff!
72 73
WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com
http://www.4sqrp.com/


Re: Welcome!

John Lonigro
 

Rick:

Welcome to the group.  You'll be happy to know you are not alone.  There is ANOTHER Rick Bennett in the club (KC0PET).  That Rick lives near Jefferson City, MO.  As I always say, you can't have too many Rick Bennetts in the club (hi).

For all the new members, we have several on-air activities.  We have weekly nets, CW and PSK31, on Wednesday evenings and a CW net Thursday mornings.  There is also the "Second Sunday Sprint", usually held (you guessed it) on the 2nd Sunday of every month.  A new cycle starts in November and this is a perfect time to begin participation.  Scores for the SSS are accumulated over the year and the three people with the highest score at the end of September get certificates for their efforts.  There is also a 4x4 Sprint held in October, which will likely be revamped for next year due to poor participation this year.  You will get email reminders for all of these activities a day or two before the events.  The exchanges are simple and virtually any code speed is welcome.

72,

John AA0VE

On 10/26/2015 10:03 AM, Richard Bennett kd9bpy@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I'm relatively new to the group as well.
My name is Rick Bennett KD9BPY, living in Westfield, IN between Indy and Kokomo. 
Currently getting set up on the air with a hamfest Mfj-9040, American morse DCP, Ham Gadgets Keyer, AG6IF talented balun delta loop...all powered by a Belkin battery backup power supply. 
Was a Morse Operator in the 80's while in the Army. Life took priority for 30 some years. Now I'm using K7qo code course to get my copy and sending "rust" knocked off.
Should be on the Thursday morning net soon as I work 2nd shift and miss evening nets.
My parents live in Cross Timbers, MO so I'm definitely looking forward to OzarkCon 2016.
Love building kits ....
Thanks,
Rick
KD9BPY@... 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


From:"Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 12:43
Subject:[4sqrp] Welcome!

 
I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look forward to meeting you on the air.
Don't forget to check out the Wednesday evening nets, they're a lot of fun.
Perhaps I could persuade each of you to post a short message about yourselves, what aspects of ham radio interest you and what kind of station you run (always interested to hear about antennas that work for you!)
Until the next time Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
4SQRP Membership Chair

--
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



Re: Welcome!

Wayne Dillon
 

Welcome aboard Rick,
I know Terry will look forward to copying you on the Thursday morning net. Don't forget the QRPSpots page to announce when you're on the air, lots of folk lurking on the frequency while they're in their shacks.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Richard Bennett kd9bpy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'm relatively new to the group as well.
My name is Rick Bennett KD9BPY, living in Westfield, IN between Indy and Kokomo. 
Currently getting set up on the air with a hamfest Mfj-9040, American morse DCP, Ham Gadgets Keyer, AG6IF talented balun delta loop...all powered by a Belkin battery backup power supply. 
Was a Morse Operator in the 80's while in the Army. Life took priority for 30 some years. Now I'm using K7qo code course to get my copy and sending "rust" knocked off.
Should be on the Thursday morning net soon as I work 2nd shift and miss evening nets.
My parents live in Cross Timbers, MO so I'm definitely looking forward to OzarkCon 2016.
Love building kits ....
Thanks,
Rick
KD9BPY@... 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


From:"Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 12:43
Subject:[4sqrp] Welcome!

 

I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look forward to meeting you on the air.
Don't forget to check out the Wednesday evening nets, they're a lot of fun.
Perhaps I could persuade each of you to post a short message about yourselves, what aspects of ham radio interest you and what kind of station you run (always interested to hear about antennas that work for you!)
Until the next time Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
4SQRP Membership Chair

--
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




--
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


Re: Welcome!

Wayne Dillon
 

Good to know Jim, keep it up (literally :) ). I will look out for you on the nets.
Thanks for keeping us informed, it's interesting stuff...
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:07 AM, jaswarb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I built a 6' copper octagon loop and managed a few PSK contacts on 40 meters at 10 watts. I presently have an MFJ loop which is next to worthless in this application. The problem is the building structure with lots of steel in the floors and close supports throughout. An antenna out the window hears quite well being up about 120 feet but as it is drawn back inside the signal levels fall to zero and the noises in the building predominate. It works well as an indicator for power on status of plasma tv's and all manor of electrical appliances.


To compound the challenge I need to remain stealthy so the sight of anything out the window and more so hanging down three floors raises too much curiosity.

Such conditions just make it so much more enjoyable when I do make a contact as this weekend I had several on 10 meters.   

I hope the vertical works well enough to put the SS-40 on the net this winter. I have the full complement of receiver, transmitter, cw filter, and freqmite to assemble and I can't think of a better time than checking into 7.122 with it. 

My ATSb3.1 is needing some TLC as I believe the antenna connection has gone intermittent. I tried working this weekend with it without success and I still need to complete the 80m and 17m modules.

In all this winter is looking like lots of fun.

73
Jim Benson
NS5U/1





--
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


Re: Welcome!

James Benson
 

I built a 6' copper octagon loop and managed a few PSK contacts on 40 meters at 10 watts. I presently have an MFJ loop which is next to worthless in this application. The problem is the building structure with lots of steel in the floors and close supports throughout. An antenna out the window hears quite well being up about 120 feet but as it is drawn back inside the signal levels fall to zero and the noises in the building predominate. It works well as an indicator for power on status of plasma tv's and all manor of electrical appliances.

To compound the challenge I need to remain stealthy so the sight of anything out the window and more so hanging down three floors raises too much curiosity.

Such conditions just make it so much more enjoyable when I do make a contact as this weekend I had several on 10 meters.   

I hope the vertical works well enough to put the SS-40 on the net this winter. I have the full complement of receiver, transmitter, cw filter, and freqmite to assemble and I can't think of a better time than checking into 7.122 with it. 

My ATSb3.1 is needing some TLC as I believe the antenna connection has gone intermittent. I tried working this weekend with it without success and I still need to complete the 80m and 17m modules.

In all this winter is looking like lots of fun.

73
Jim Benson
NS5U/1



Re: Welcome!

Richard Bennett <kd9bpy@...>
 

I'm relatively new to the group as well.
My name is Rick Bennett KD9BPY, living in Westfield, IN between Indy and Kokomo. 
Currently getting set up on the air with a hamfest Mfj-9040, American morse DCP, Ham Gadgets Keyer, AG6IF talented balun delta loop...all powered by a Belkin battery backup power supply. 
Was a Morse Operator in the 80's while in the Army. Life took priority for 30 some years. Now I'm using K7qo code course to get my copy and sending "rust" knocked off.
Should be on the Thursday morning net soon as I work 2nd shift and miss evening nets.
My parents live in Cross Timbers, MO so I'm definitely looking forward to OzarkCon 2016.
Love building kits ....
Thanks,
Rick
KD9BPY@... 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


From:"Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 12:43
Subject:[4sqrp] Welcome!

 

I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look forward to meeting you on the air.
Don't forget to check out the Wednesday evening nets, they're a lot of fun.
Perhaps I could persuade each of you to post a short message about yourselves, what aspects of ham radio interest you and what kind of station you run (always interested to hear about antennas that work for you!)
Until the next time Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
4SQRP Membership Chair

--
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


Re: Welcome!

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

GM Jim and welcome, 

Hope the vertical works for you this winter. We have several KX3 owners in the Group, perhaps they may have some noise reduction tips.

I worked a guy in Chicago who lived high in a high rise.  He used a pole/wire combo horizontaly off his balcony with the rest of the EFHW dangling down from the end. He also deployed a very small gage radial or two around the baseboard in his condo, tucking the wire behind the baseboard. Dunno what floor he was on, but he had a big signal on both 40 and 20M. 

You ,might discuss loop design and indoor operating with NF0R.    I've worked Dave several times with his loop sitting on his dining room table.  A coupla times he was running only 1 watt.  Great fun. 

Glad to have you in the Group and we'll listen for you on the air.  Post here or on qrpspots.com any time for a sked. Someone will hear you well enough for a qso.


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On 10/26/2015 2:50 AM, jaswarb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hello Wayne et al,


I am Jim Benson NS5U/1 formerly KC1YG. The extra class came while I was in Tulsa from 95 to 05.  I have been to Joplin and the hamfest there more than once as well as Claremore. 

For now I have limited operating opportunities as I live in a high rise Faraday cage. 1/4 wave verticals stuck out a window horizontally have done a good job on 15 meters and above working qrp levels but forty meters is very weak. I have experimented extensively with mag loops with little success on the low bands.

I will be attempting the net this winter from the car using a 33 foot pole and sitting at the water's edge but lately I haven't heard it through the band noise.

For now I run a Kx3 and an ATSb3.1 and soon will get my SS-40 rig on the air. If all else fails I can plug in a KPA100 but I really don't like that approach.

I recently acquired a Signal Hound Spectrum Analyzer and tracking generator and am looking forward to lots of exploring on the bench over the winter.

73 

Jim Benson
NS5U/1



Re: Welcome!

James Benson
 

Hello Wayne et al,

I am Jim Benson NS5U/1 formerly KC1YG. The extra class came while I was in Tulsa from 95 to 05.  I have been to Joplin and the hamfest there more than once as well as Claremore. 

For now I have limited operating opportunities as I live in a high rise Faraday cage. 1/4 wave verticals stuck out a window horizontally have done a good job on 15 meters and above working qrp levels but forty meters is very weak. I have experimented extensively with mag loops with little success on the low bands.

I will be attempting the net this winter from the car using a 33 foot pole and sitting at the water's edge but lately I haven't heard it through the band noise.

For now I run a Kx3 and an ATSb3.1 and soon will get my SS-40 rig on the air. If all else fails I can plug in a KPA100 but I really don't like that approach.

I recently acquired a Signal Hound Spectrum Analyzer and tracking generator and am looking forward to lots of exploring on the bench over the winter.

73 

Jim Benson
NS5U/1


Re: Absent

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Sam,
You'll be missed but I for one look forward to hearing your tube rigs on the air.
be safe my friend and we'll forego the note from mama - this time :)
Blessings
Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 3:02 PM, 'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

I will be absent for two consecutive Wednesday evenings due to other
obligations. ( Do I need a note from Mama? )

I should have either the " Lil Giant 6T9 " or the 6F6 rig back on by then,
both of which are crystal controlled, so tune around a bit for us who are
rock-bound.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven
days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look
forward to meeting you on the air.




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Absent

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I will be absent for two consecutive Wednesday evenings due to other
obligations. ( Do I need a note from Mama? )

I should have either the " Lil Giant 6T9 " or the 6F6 rig back on by then,
both of which are crystal controlled, so tune around a bit for us who are
rock-bound.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_____________________________________________________________


I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven
days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look
forward to meeting you on the air.


Welcome!

Wayne Dillon
 

I see from the yahoo page that we have 3 new members in the last seven days. Welcome one and all, we're very glad to have you here and I look forward to meeting you on the air.
Don't forget to check out the Wednesday evening nets, they're a lot of fun.
Perhaps I could persuade each of you to post a short message about yourselves, what aspects of ham radio interest you and what kind of station you run (always interested to hear about antennas that work for you!)
Until the next time Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
4SQRP Membership Chair

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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

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