Date   

Re: FD reports comments?

Dan Reynolds
 

Cool Don. I can't wait to try your design sometime. Still throwing around the idea of a DSB kit to pitch to the group...


Re: FD reports comments?

Dan Reynolds
 

Our local club did pretty good - for us. When I joined the club about 7-8 years ago they hadn't done anything for field day for years. Typical lack of support (who's going to do it?). 
I instituted a "shortened" field day and threw in a potluck at the end of the day, Saturday, that way I could be assured of some attendance. Everyone comes for food.
No overnight, no campers, tents, etc... Just go to a good local park and have at it.
It was total selfishness on my part. I wanted to know what field day was all about and I wanted an excuse to operate in a park. I admit it. 
So, that's what we've done these last few years.
Of course there's a vocal contingent that say, "that's not the way we used to do it in the good old days." Of course they NEVER EVER do anything anymore.
Enough of the soap box. Well that particular soap box anyway.

We had four complete HF stations setup. All had good antennas. Very nice setups. Had a Honda generator (man, aren't those things nice?). Batteries and I used Li-po's this year. I have a very good friend who flies small, medium & large RC helicopters. Because he doesn't like his batteries getting stale I get his old ones - which for radio use are ideal. And he has given me several of his older chargers as well. These batteries are 2200 mAH. I used two batteries Saturday - not because I had to. Just swapped them out.

I ran the FT-817 my main rig. I don't own a 100 watt rig. I made more contacts and had the farthest contact. I got a KH6 Saturday. I ran on 15 meters all day. Oh and SSB only.
The 817 is a great rig but on 20 meters I just don't have the filters for a field day effort. There are too many stations too close together. 
Antenna was a 40 meter OCF dipole / windom. Home made.

We all had a blast and I left a lot of them scratching their heads about that QRP crap.


Wed night and Thurs morn Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

I'll be at my daughter's tonight and tmrrw morning and won't be able to call the nets. Pse someone jump in and call them.

Thanks.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com


Re: Need - DB9 male connector

Dale Putnam
 



Thankyou all for being so generous,
I have one coming, actually two..
after I asked, I realized I need two.  Isn't that the way it always works?
Thank you Bill and Pat!!

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


FOXHUNT Summer Season opener!!

Dale Putnam
 

The Game Warden, has done due diligence... and finally buckled to extreme pressure,
has agreed to allowing the FOXHUNT to proceed this Thursday, in the 20 acre wood.
The commencement celebration will kick off at 0100z Friday morning (GMT) or 7pm MT Thursday evening,
somewhere between the two trees - 14.050 and 14.070... with two outstanding FOX to be pursued,
caught, and de-pelted. De Pelts consist of exchanging RST SPC (state, providence, or country) op name and power
all this is to be accomplished with 5watts or less.  Sometimes much less... but if an insurance or LOW PWR pelt is
requested, please be use courtesy, and avoid taking FOX time when other Hounds haven't tree'd him yet.

If you want to check up the official rules.. click on - http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/summer_rules.htm
and when you get a chance, say thanks to the Colorado Qrp Club for all their support!!

May the Prop Princess smile upon us all!!

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


Re: Need a DB9 male connector

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Dale,

Send me your address and I will send you one.� It may or may not have the cable nor the backshell, but I do have the connector.

73,
Don W3FPR


On 6/30/2015 7:21 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

Need.. a DB9 male connector.�� IF it is molded to a cable.. the cable closest to the connector
needs to be good. If it has about 6 inches of cable.. that would be great.
.. Yes.. I went to the local RS.. yes they carry it.. no it isn't in stock...
Yes, I could order one.. ... ...� but if you have an extra one, why not from you?
Thank you,

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

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


Need a DB9 male connector

Dale Putnam
 

Need.. a DB9 male connector.   IF it is molded to a cable.. the cable closest to the connector
needs to be good. If it has about 6 inches of cable.. that would be great.
.. Yes.. I went to the local RS.. yes they carry it.. no it isn't in stock...
Yes, I could order one.. ... ...  but if you have an extra one, why not from you?
Thank you,

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

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


Re: FD reports comments?

Charles W. Powell
 

Well, here’s my 2¢ on Field Day. This was my very first solo effort at FD, although I admit that I have done a lot of field setup in recent years. No problems with antennas - 53’ long wire that went straight up, and a dedicated 20 meter vertical on top of a 23’ painter’s pole, with 2 radials. Both antennas worked very well for me. My station was my KX3, PX3, and my Macbook Air. I was 100% battery and solar recharging with 48 Ah of batteries available to me. The laptop was powered by the batteries as well. All CW, I managed 430 QSOs with only one dupe logged that I missed on the front end. Total points ended up at 4820 and i spent 14.5 hours on the air. My chair left a permanent impression on my posterior aspect. But it was fun, and I think successful.

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: FD reports comments?

yahoomail@...
 

250 ft was all the wire I had Dale!

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


Re: FD reports comments?

Dale Putnam
 

HI Dean,
  It is 30 - 50 ft high..  the model of it on 160 is discouraging.. but looks ok on 80..
gets much better on 40 and up.
Sure hears nice in the static.

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



To: daleputnam@...; 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:03:49 -0400
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?

 

Dale how hi up is/was the loop? I run one at the cabin here, full wave on 160. Loads nicely on all bands with Johnson kW matchbox OR kx3 atu... I was gonna extend it out another couple hundred feet to be in the 7-800 ft range. Mines only 30ft above ground

 

FD is a super day to test new antennas... so.. when the day arrived.. I threw up a 700 ft loop.
Had to test it.. so I made 200+Qs with a K2 on a solar charged battery at 5 watts. Comparison
on 80-40-20-15 no one was heard on 10.. the loop is quieter and in most directions at least as
good or better than a 20m EDZ... so... the loop for now, has been deemed a keeper..
Now, I need to make it strong enough to last the winter.

200+ Q and 9 hours of on the air time.. great way to spend a Sat.
AND, I already uploaded to LOTW.. too.


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






Re: FD reports comments?

Dean LaClair
 

Having a bad habit of hitting darn send button instead of (cr)...
Loop continued... Mine is in the clear on light poles and very quiet....
73 Dean. K2WW

On Jun 30, 2015 11:03 AM, "Dean L" <dean.k2ww@...> wrote:

Dale how hi up is/was the loop? I run one at the cabin here, full wave on 160. Loads nicely on all bands with Johnson kW matchbox OR kx3 atu... I was gonna extend it out another couple hundred feet to be in the 7-800 ft range. Mines only 30ft above ground

 

FD is a super day to test new antennas... so.. when the day arrived.. I threw up a 700 ft loop.
Had to test it.. so I made 200+Qs with a K2 on a solar charged battery at 5 watts. Comparison
on 80-40-20-15 no one was heard on 10.. the loop is quieter and in most directions at least as
good or better than a 20m EDZ... so... the loop for now, has been deemed a keeper..
Now, I need to make it strong enough to last the winter.

200+ Q and 9 hours of on the air time.. great way to spend a Sat.
AND, I already uploaded to LOTW.. too.


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




Re: FD reports comments?

Dean LaClair
 

Dale how hi up is/was the loop? I run one at the cabin here, full wave on 160. Loads nicely on all bands with Johnson kW matchbox OR kx3 atu... I was gonna extend it out another couple hundred feet to be in the 7-800 ft range. Mines only 30ft above ground

 

FD is a super day to test new antennas... so.. when the day arrived.. I threw up a 700 ft loop.
Had to test it.. so I made 200+Qs with a K2 on a solar charged battery at 5 watts. Comparison
on 80-40-20-15 no one was heard on 10.. the loop is quieter and in most directions at least as
good or better than a 20m EDZ... so... the loop for now, has been deemed a keeper..
Now, I need to make it strong enough to last the winter.

200+ Q and 9 hours of on the air time.. great way to spend a Sat.
AND, I already uploaded to LOTW.. too.


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




Re: FD reports comments?

Dale Putnam
 

That's terrifficc, Ed.
Interesting that you used 250 ft...
Modeling that shows it works great on the higher bands.
Congratulations, good job.

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:45:03 -0700
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?

 

Dale;
I have loop envy...  
Karen & I pulled ~250 of wire into the trees as a loop at the lake. 
It was so QUIET and seemed to work VERY well for us. 
We left it up and will probably refine it's configuration a bit as a regular station antenna.
Used the KX3 at 5 watts: 1B OK (2 op, battery.)
Used only one 7AH battery with a solar panel recharging for about 5 hours.
We recharged the logging computer (N3FJP FD Logger) during our breaks.
Around 220 contacts and 63 sections. 
Made my first 6 meter SSB contacts ever.
Didn't hear much directly to our North. 
Snagged a single KS station but no Nebraska or Dakotas.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-



Re: FD reports comments?

yahoomail@...
 

Dale;

I have loop envy...  

Karen & I pulled ~250 of wire into the trees as a loop at the lake. 

It was so QUIET and seemed to work VERY well for us. 

We left it up and will probably refine it's configuration a bit as a regular station antenna.

Used the KX3 at 5 watts: 1B OK (2 op, battery.)

Used only one 7AH battery with a solar panel recharging for about 5 hours.

We recharged the logging computer (N3FJP FD Logger) during our breaks.

Around 220 contacts and 63 sections. 

Made my first 6 meter SSB contacts ever.

Didn't hear much directly to our North. 

Snagged a single KS station but no Nebraska or Dakotas.

72,

-Ed, WG5F-


Re: FD reports comments?

Donald Kelly
 

I used my homebrew 40M DSB transmitter w/battery power this weekend. I operated about 2 hours total and enjoyed myself quite a bit.


At approx. 2W ERP I  worked 8 contacts. After FD was over I also worked a local fella for a nice long contact.


The band was not very good late Saturday. There was a few strong stations and a lot of QRM in between. I actually had best success with the weak stations.


Hope everyone had a fun weekend.


K5UOS


Re: FD reports comments?

kb4qqj
 

My Club, (Great Outdoors Radio Club) call sign was getting lonely and rusty from no appreciable use during the winter months and only a few spring outings. So, off to a park/ RV campground I went.
Dragging along a 24 watts folding solar panel, 9 Ah lifepo4 battery, KX3 @ 5w, PAR EFT-10/20/40 and a 9:1 UNUN with 33 feet of wire I set out to put K4INC back in the active column.  And just in case, I also carried along a Stressed Moxon from Dale at Par Electronics.
I was more than pleased that the bands weren't as dead as predicted because of the geomagnetic storms.
With the little Minute Man key, Pignology's KX3 interface to my cell phone I managed 272 contacts and missed a multiplier sweep only by missing DE, VI, AK, NT and WY.
Was I a happy camper?...yup yup yup. With the exception of two rain showers and a couple of thunder boomers, I had another grand ole time. With somewhere near 40 field days under my key, I still get that novice feeling at Field Day.
 
It was the maiden voyage for the Stressed Moxon and it performed flawlessly. The little Rover 6 is now headed for the back up bin. I was pleased to see a good bit of 6 meter activity for a change.
 
I hope you every body had as much fun as I did.
 
Randy_K4INC
AKA KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 6/29/2015 9:06:15 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
 

FD is a super day to test new antennas... so.. when the day arrived.. I threw up a 700 ft loop.
Had to test it.. so I made 200+Qs with a K2 on a solar charged battery at 5 watts. Comparison
on 80-40-20-15 no one was heard on 10.. the loop is quieter and in most directions at least as
good or better than a 20m EDZ... so... the loop for now, has been deemed a keeper..
Now, I need to make it strong enough to last the winter.

200+ Q and 9 hours of on the air time.. great way to spend a Sat.
AND, I already uploaded to LOTW.. too.


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




Re: FD reports comments?

Gary KF7WNS
 

Had great fun here.  Spent 6 hours Saturday: stopped at 101 Q's, 38 states, and 52 sections.  Used a K1 @ 5W to 3WL Long Wire @ 45' running on batteries.  20M was in good shape.  40M had already gone long when I got there, so I missed many nearby sections.  Most stations answered on the first call.   Easily worked the East Coast on 40M.
72,  Gary/KF7WNS

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 7:56 AM, n7net@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

McKinney Amateur Radio Club (MARC), Texas, enjoyed a successful FD. Here's what I published on my WordPress account.



73 de Scott/n7net



Re: FD reports comments?

Scott ..
 

McKinney Amateur Radio Club (MARC), Texas, enjoyed a successful FD. Here's what I published on my WordPress account.

 http://n7net.me/2015/06/28/field-day-2015/

73 de Scott/n7net


Re: FD reports comments?

Phil Anderson
 


Hi Paul,

We had a super FD at Wells Overlook south of Lawrence, KS, for the
W0UK Douglas County Club.

We used my FT-450 and dipoles for the CW station and a beam on an existing walk up tower at the Wells Overlook county park for the SSB statino. We used a tripod with push-up poles to get the dipole at least 50 feet in the air. Pretty good club attendance.

The CW station was in my tent 50 feet south of the pavilion and the SSB station was about 60 feet north of the pavilion. They were linked with a Linksys WIFI router at the pavilion and we had no problem communicating. What I liked about the network was that we could see where the other station was frequency and total QSO count wise as we went. That kind of got the CW ops working harder to beat the SSB guys, and we did!

Total CW contacts was 523 and the SSB bunch came close to 400. For ou r total club count, we missed WAS by just one state, which was, of course, Alaska! We were using N3FJP FD program. The park is at least 100 feet above average terrain so great site except when it storms! hi.

Last year I was by myself in the CW tent near dinner time and the wind came up and rolled the tent, me and the equipment about ten feet into the clearing. No injuries - of course the folks in the hard roof pavilion had a good laugh!

73 Unc W0XI












Avast logo

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com



Re: FD reports comments?

Colin Evans
 

I'm envious of you guys with Field Day! I do try to get on the air over here during FD, but this year propagation to W land was lousy!

Heard a couple of FD stations but they didn't hear my replies.

In the end, I made just one Q with the Market Reef Dxpedition OJ0V on 20CW.

Better luck next year!

72, Colin M1BUU

15581 - 15600 of 24802