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somebody here needs this

Chris Howard w0ep
 

government surplus auction (big log periodic antenna, tower and base rotator)

http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucindx/?sl=91QSCI15197901


Wednesday night 40m Net

dekle@...
 

Good net tonight.
One was "iffy".
Let me know if I have made an error in the log.

Here is the QNI list:

KK5IB          Darryl     Jonesboro, AR
WA9PWP    Paul       Stoughton, WI
N0NBD        Paul        Humbolt, KS
W2SH         Chas       Millington, NJ
KD0WF       Jim         Columbia, MO
N2QFD        Mal         Elmira, NY  (very weak - this is just a guess)
KV6Z           Bill         Claremore, OK (NCS)


thanks everybody
73
Bill
KV6Z



Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA.
WF2F  Richard, South Bend,  IN.
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
tnx to all for checkins, c/u next week.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS.  NCS


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 



 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called
 Today.. when you check in, I'll let you know my temp, your rst, and if you can copy any others, and want to say Hi to them,
please let me know. I will let you two chat for a couple exchanges, after we check in folks. Swap any numbers.. or QTH info.
 Tuesday/Thursday at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 22
2200 UTC, on 7062.5 kHzTuesday/Thursday at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.

Have a great day,
 


SSS is this Sunday!

John Lonigro
 

This coming Sunday is the "SECOND SUNDAY SPRINT". The October 4x4 sprint is only 3 months away. If you are still in the running for the privilege of using the club's WQ5RP callsign, don't stop now. If you are hopelessly behind, jump in there anyway to sharpen your skills for next year. I'm thinking of making changes to this sprint for the next year, as well as to the 4x4 contest, assuming I have time to put the new rules together. They won't be much different from the current rules, and there aren't any changes yet.

Here are the details, which should be familiar to all by now:

Date/time: Sunday, 12 July, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT (0000 - 0200Z Monday).
Bands: 160M through 10M, no WARC bands or 60M.
Frequencies: The usual QRP CW watering holes: 7122 kHz and 3564 kHz.
Also check out these QRP SB watering holes: 3985 kHz, 7285 kHz, 14285 kHz, 21385 kHz, and 28385 kHz
Power: 5 Watts maximum (even on sideband).
Mode: CW or sideband (see above for recommended frequencies).
Exchange: RST, SPC, and member number (members) or RST, SPC, power (non-members).
Calling CQ: "CQ 4S" recommended.

Note: Contacts with the same station on different bands are allowed. Beware: The
sideband and CW portions of a band count as the same band.

Reporting is easy:
Add up your QSOs for each band/mode and send that number to me.

With that in mind, a typical report would be:

Name: Sparky
Call: K9MUT
QTH: Branson, MO
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M: 3 QSOs
80M: 6 QSOs
Total: 9 QSOs

You do not need to list the stations contacted or mode. But if you make
an exotic contact, you might as well brag about it in an optional
bragging section at the bottom of your submittal. I'll include any soapbox comments
when I report the scores (no extra credit).

When you've totaled your score, please send it to:
secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com. Put "Sprint" in the subject line. Send the
results by Monday evening if at all possible. I'll tally everything and publish them on
this reflector as soon as possible. I suggest you send them in shortly
after 9:00 pm Sunday so you don't forget. If you see a mistake or
omission when I publish the results, let me know and I'll fix it.

Keep this email until after you've submitted your score for Sunday.
Remember, the 4SQRP member with the most SSS contacts between November, 2014
and September, 2015 will be allowed to use the club's callsign, WQ5RP,
for the 4X4 sprint in October, 2015.

The SSS rules are posted on the 4SQRP website, under "4SQRP On Air
Activities", just in case you delete this email.

72 and good luck in the contest,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Wed Night Nets

WA0ITP
 

Propagation looks better and the boomers have settled down so let's give it a go tonight.

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, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z 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.

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


Re: Hello guys it seems quiet

John Lonigro
 

Paul:

Don't despair!  The Second Sunday Sprint is just around the corner, this coming Sunday to be exact.  I'll try to remember to send out the official notice later today or tomorrow.

I wish I could say it's been dry here for a couple of weeks (Eastern MO).  It is supposed to be dry this coming weekend, but we've had something like 8 Sundays in a row with rain, lots of it.  In fact, our 2014 Field Day site was under water during the 2015 Field Day.  Fortunately, we didn't plan to operate there this year.

72,

John AA0VE

On 07/07/2015 10:35 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I saw the Ozark Patrol is shipping again. That is cool. Mine is in a black wood box I bashed together front and center on my station. I listen to it often.
We spent 5 days at the lake over the holiday. We were down in the hole on the north side and I never did make a contact. I guess I don't get much signal out of the valley. I have a hankering for a new radio but I haven't decided which way to go yet.
What are others up too. It has been dry here for a couple weeks and my gardens required water every day. Today it rained all day and the yard is swamped again. I better call it a day Nd get horizontally polerized.

de Paul N0NBD



Hello guys it seems quiet

Paul Smith
 

I saw the Ozark Patrol is shipping again. That is cool. Mine is in a black wood box I bashed together front and center on my station. I listen to it often.
We spent 5 days at the lake over the holiday. We were down in the hole on the north side and I never did make a contact. I guess I don't get much signal out of the valley. I have a hankering for a new radio but I haven't decided which way to go yet.
What are others up too. It has been dry here for a couple weeks and my gardens required water every day. Today it rained all day and the yard is swamped again. I better call it a day Nd get horizontally polerized.

de Paul N0NBD


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called
 Today.. when you check in, I'll let you know my temp, your rst, and if you can copy any others, and want to say Hi to them,
please let me know. I will let you two chat for a couple exchanges, after we check in folks. Swap any numbers.. or QTH info.
 Tuesday/Thursday at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2200 UTC, on 7062.5 kHzTuesday/Thursday at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.

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


Ozark Patrol Ready to Ship

WA0ITP
 

The very popular Ozark Patrol is once again available for ordering. We apologize for the lengthy delay, which was due to parts availability issues and changing kitters. The Ozark Patrol may be ordered from it's web page http://www.4sqrp.com/ozarkpatrol.php

All Four State kits may be ordered from this page http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php

Thank you for your patience and support. All proceeds go to fund OzarkCon.


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


NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

Hey folks I'm calling the MWN net for tonight due to storms in our area and I have a funeral for one of my best friends Jerry Maxwell K0KGZ now a SK tomorrow that I will be speaking at. Please start a rag chew and pass me any notes... I'll post them. Please have a great week...see you next Monday...

Sent from my iPad

73 Scotty Long NU0S
NAQCC MWN NCS
Net Manager-Coordinator 
Member 3715

Follow me on Twitter for live net updates and QRP in the field... @NU0Slong 


Re: FD reports comments?

Rick Bennett
 

So many ways to slice it.  There is also the height above average terrain, HAAT as defined by the FCC (https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/antenna-height-above-average-terrain-haat-calculator).  

I prefer simple, if you are standing on a big hill and you can see a long ways out than you are "purty high".  (-:

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Robert Schmedake weaselradio1@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@..., "David Martin" , "Nick Kennedy"
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:19:21 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?

 

I'm guessing MSL too. AGL when you are standing on a mountaintop is 0 ft. Pilots worry about how much altitude above things that can smite you. So a 14,000 ft peak is 14,000 MSL and 0 AGL if you stand on it. :-)



On Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:39 AM, "'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Well, I’m not a pilot but some searches indicate I probably meant AMSL or MSL (above mean sea level) as that’s what I was referring to.  The terrain below the the mountain is at about 360’ above seal level, so I was at about 1440’ above ground level I suppose.
 
It’s interesting – I was building a barometer / altimeter a couple years ago using an Ardunio and a pressure transducer.  My source for local barometric pressure to calibrate the thing against were my local power plant which has a computer point I can access and the local airport.  I couldn’t get them to square up even after correcting for minor differences in elevation.  I finally found out that the airport reports the barometric pressure as what it would be if you relocated the airport to New Orleans.  Ha!  They correct it to what the pressure would be at sea level.
 
Yes Phil, there was beer.  At least in my case.  We have a mixture of guys who partake and guys who don’t.  I have to be careful though or I’ll sleep the whole night away.  I managed to get in only about two hours of sleep, so I guess I didn’t over-indulge.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?
 
 
Did you mean AGL or MSL ?

On 7/2/2015 8:24 AM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

--
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
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"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen

SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.





Re: FS: SS40TX/RX Transceiver (Built & tested)

bobby rolph
 

Have you sold the SS40 yet Jim?
KB4QNR
Bobby


On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 8:52 AM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Still available for sale:  Completely built and tested SS40RX/TX in a Circuit Specialists cabinet.  Frequency range as built is 7.016 through 7.039 MHz.  It's putting out a measured 6.8 watts into a 50 ohm dummy load.  The receiver is the older SS40, but the TX has been fully and properly integrated.  It does very close to full QSK switching.  The receiver is really hot, with the minimum discernable signal a measured -132 dBm.  I've added the Freq-Mite freq counter and the RF connector on the back is an SO-239.  There is also an on-off toggle switch on the back panel.  Forgot to mention in the earlier post that I also have the crystals to put it up around the 7.122 area so you could either change them out or use AA0BQ's switching arrangement to make a dual freq set up.
 
Asking $130 for the whole package, shipped anywhere in the US.  PayPal preferred but I will take a US Postal Service money order.
 
Please email me off the reflector to ask for further info or to tell me you want it.  First "I'll take it" determined by time of receipt of the email gets right of first refusal.
 
Jim Sheldon, W0EB
2029 East Evanston Dr.
Park City, KS 67219-1618
 
 
 
  
 
 



FS: SS40TX/RX Transceiver (Built & tested)

Jim Sheldon
 

Still available for sale:  Completely built and tested SS40RX/TX in a Circuit Specialists cabinet.  Frequency range as built is 7.016 through 7.039 MHz.  It's putting out a measured 6.8 watts into a 50 ohm dummy load.  The receiver is the older SS40, but the TX has been fully and properly integrated.  It does very close to full QSK switching.  The receiver is really hot, with the minimum discernable signal a measured -132 dBm.  I've added the Freq-Mite freq counter and the RF connector on the back is an SO-239.  There is also an on-off toggle switch on the back panel.  Forgot to mention in the earlier post that I also have the crystals to put it up around the 7.122 area so you could either change them out or use AA0BQ's switching arrangement to make a dual freq set up.
 
Asking $130 for the whole package, shipped anywhere in the US.  PayPal preferred but I will take a US Postal Service money order.
 
Please email me off the reflector to ask for further info or to tell me you want it.  First "I'll take it" determined by time of receipt of the email gets right of first refusal.
 
Jim Sheldon, W0EB
2029 East Evanston Dr.
Park City, KS 67219-1618
 
Tel: 316-744-3022
 
 
  
 
 


Re: FD reports comments?

Robert Schmedake <weaselradio1@...>
 

I'm guessing MSL too. AGL when you are standing on a mountaintop is 0 ft. Pilots worry about how much altitude above things that can smite you. So a 14,000 ft peak is 14,000 MSL and 0 AGL if you stand on it. :-)



On Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:39 AM, "'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Well, I’m not a pilot but some searches indicate I probably meant AMSL or MSL (above mean sea level) as that’s what I was referring to.  The terrain below the the mountain is at about 360’ above seal level, so I was at about 1440’ above ground level I suppose.
 
It’s interesting – I was building a barometer / altimeter a couple years ago using an Ardunio and a pressure transducer.  My source for local barometric pressure to calibrate the thing against were my local power plant which has a computer point I can access and the local airport.  I couldn’t get them to square up even after correcting for minor differences in elevation.  I finally found out that the airport reports the barometric pressure as what it would be if you relocated the airport to New Orleans.  Ha!  They correct it to what the pressure would be at sea level.
 
Yes Phil, there was beer.  At least in my case.  We have a mixture of guys who partake and guys who don’t.  I have to be careful though or I’ll sleep the whole night away.  I managed to get in only about two hours of sleep, so I guess I didn’t over-indulge.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 
 
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?
 
 
Did you mean AGL or MSL ?

On 7/2/2015 8:24 AM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

--
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
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"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen

SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.




Re: FD reports comments?

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Well, I’m not a pilot but some searches indicate I probably meant AMSL or MSL (above mean sea level) as that’s what I was referring to.  The terrain below the the mountain is at about 360’ above seal level, so I was at about 1440’ above ground level I suppose.
 
It’s interesting – I was building a barometer / altimeter a couple years ago using an Ardunio and a pressure transducer.  My source for local barometric pressure to calibrate the thing against were my local power plant which has a computer point I can access and the local airport.  I couldn’t get them to square up even after correcting for minor differences in elevation.  I finally found out that the airport reports the barometric pressure as what it would be if you relocated the airport to New Orleans.  Ha!  They correct it to what the pressure would be at sea level.
 
Yes Phil, there was beer.  At least in my case.  We have a mixture of guys who partake and guys who don’t.  I have to be careful though or I’ll sleep the whole night away.  I managed to get in only about two hours of sleep, so I guess I didn’t over-indulge.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 
 

Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?
 
 

Did you mean AGL or MSL ?

On 7/2/2015 8:24 AM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

--
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
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"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen

SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.


Re: FD reports comments?

davemrtn
 

Did you mean AGL or MSL ?

On 7/2/2015 8:24 AM, 'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

-- 
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
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"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen

SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.


Re: FD reports comments?

Phil Anderson
 

Nick, that sounds like a lot of fun............probably beer too? Eh>

Unc Phil, Lawrence.

'Nick Kennedy' nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:


This was a different Field Day for me. For the past several decades,
I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a
two-man team running the CW station.
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the
60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends
FD. Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in
Arkansas.
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH. Far
from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts. My
station was outside though. We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each
using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line. They seeme d to do a great
job. We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest
divided between the two HF CW stations. The weather was excellent and
the bugs were few. Great Field Day.
73-
Nick, WA5BDU




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Re: FD reports comments?

Dale Putnam
 

That sounds like a great time... one of those special times. Super !!

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:24:17 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: FD reports comments?

 

This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU


Re: FD reports comments?

Nick-WA5BDU
 

This was a different Field Day for me.  For the past several decades, I’ve been part of the local club’s effort and usually one half of a two-man team running the CW station.
 
This time, several (eight) old guys who had been QSO partners in the 60s, about 50 years ago, decided to get together for an old friends FD.  Two flew down from Oregon but most came from various locations in Arkansas.
 
We operated from Mt. Nebo, a 1800 foot ASL mountain near my QTH.  Far from roughing it, we rented two cabins and had the comforts.  My station was outside though.  We ran two 100 watt CW stations, each using 130 foot dipoles fed with ladder line.  They seemed to do a great job.  We used K5ALU, the call of one of our members.
 
We managed 2350 QSOs, about 50 of them on 6 meters and the rest divided between the two HF CW stations.  The weather was excellent and the bugs were few.  Great Field Day.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU

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