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RMRc net Welcomes you

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 kHz Tuesday/Thursday at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.
Barring T-Storms real close... this afternoon, I'll look for you!!

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


Re: Sprint Logger

yahoomail@...
 

Terry;

Would N3FJP's QRP ARCI Log 2.4 do the job?

http://www.n3fjp.com/qrparci.html


72,

-Ed, WG5F-


Sprint Logger

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Terry couldn't post this, so here it is!

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From: Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Subject: Fwd: Sprint Logger
To: My Contact <jomatlock@...>




Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Date: July 27, 2015 at 5:47:56 PM CDT
To: Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Subject: Fwd: Sprint Logger
Reply-To: wa0itp@...

GE Johnny,

I cant get this posted on the 4sqrp Yahoo group,  If you get it could you post it for me pse?

tnx much


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Subject: Sprint Logger
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:04:20 -0500
From: WA0ITP
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To: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...>


Is anyone using a logger that is, or can be,  configured for the QRP Sprints?
i.e. has fields for logging the:
Call
RST
SPC
Contest number
Check for dupes
Access a database and autofill a window with that calls info.
Load and send function key buffers,
And save the log to an adif file for
   importing into your main logging program at home?

I just entered my FOBB contacts, manually at home and don't want to do that again.

TIA for any info.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




NAQCC MWN

Scotty Long
 

NAQCC MWN tonight Monday 40m on or around 7117 kHz at 9pm CDT 0200 UTC hope the band is in good shape tonight... See ya on the radio...

Sent from my iPad

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

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Oceania DX Contest in October

James Rodenkirch
 



Great 12 hour event in October...
 
http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestdetails.php?ref=151
 
Rules are here:  http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/rules.pdf 
 
They just initiated a QRP category so, if time permits, participate - an easy contest and onlyn12 hours long.
 
72 de Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV


Interested in sponsoring a QRP plaque for the Oceania DX Contest?????

James Rodenkirch
 

I don't know if any/many of you participated in the 2014 Oceania DX Contest but I did and it was an interesting 12 hour contest....go here for the 2015 details:  http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/
 
I noticed there weren't any QRP plaques listed so I contacted the Chair of that contest committee and received this reply:
 
Hi Jim
 
Thanks for your feedback about QRP plaques.
 
It would be great to have plaques for QRP categories in Oceania and other continents. However, we rely on funding from sponsors for individual plaques - we are not in a position to directly fund plaques. The QRP categories are new (they were introduced in the 2014 contest) so it may take a little time for sponsors of QRP plaques to emerge. Anything you can do to encourage sponsorship from within US and Canada would be appreciated.
 
73
 
Brian Miller VK3MI ZL1AZE
Chair OCDX Contest Committee
 
So, given the numbers of QRP operators in contests are surging, anything that can be done to promote more QRP participation in these types of events AND provide world wide "advertising" for the sponsoring entity seems like a win-win situation. Perhaps a combined sponsorship between the 4 State group and another group like the North Georgia QRP club for a U.S. QRP winner would/might work?? With a large group of individuals sharing in the cost, I'd be interested in contributing dollars to the needed funding for that plaque....just a thought.
 
72 de Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
 
 


Re: Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

WA0ITP
 

Gm Dave,

Good thoughts, I like to use the RBN also, and use it often.  My main interest in propagation predictors is to determine short distance conditions, such as Iowa to KS, OK, TX, AR, etc.  I'd like to know what to expect when calling the 4sqrp nets.  I've also used the online SDR receivers, very cool to hear your own signal.  The one in the Atlanta area seemed to be the most useful.  I believe it's off the air now.

Thanks for the post es ttul.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 7/26/2015 7:21 AM, w7aqk@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Terry and All,

I like using the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN).  Send out a CQ and see if you get any reports!  VOACAP and other software are great aids, but don't always match up with what I am experiencing first hand.  Some are a bit complicated to interpret accurately (or correctly!).  The RBN's aren't nearly perfect either, but if I get at least a few reports, I know something is working!!!  It's also a great way to check different antennas if you have that luxury!  Hi.

Sometimes I have to "cheat" a bit, and go at the RBN's with a little more than QRP power.  That's in part due to the fact that some of them aren't necessarily hooked up to a particularly good antenna themselves.  If you have time to "play", you can also try varying power levels and see what effect that has.  Mathematically we know what the effect should be, but it is fun to see if actual practice gives you the same feedback.  Of course, conditions are in constant flux, so that isn't all that exact either. 

Anyway, it's another tool, but a really good one in my view.  There are enough RBN's out there to at least give you some idea as to whether you should keep trying, or go read a book!

There are also a number of "online" SDR's you can tinker with.  I run tests with those as well from time to time.  Again, some of them are a lot better than others, but if you spend a little time at this, you will probably identify a handful that are more reliable and consistent.  If you can hear yourself at all, you know you have a good chance to be heard by someone in the same general area, and maybe even better depending on what antenna they might be using. 

In any event, propagation software is simply a "predictor" of what should be happening, but only in a general way and not necessarily location specific.  RBN's and SDR's can tell you what really is happening--at least with respect to the many variables that exist with your setup,  None of these tools are foolproof, but the RBN's and SDR's at least give me positive feedback.

Dave W7AQK

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WTB: HWA-7-1 Power Supply

Mike Crownover <ad5a@...>
 

Hey Guys,

This Mike, AD5A. I am always lurking in the shadows here on the list. I am putting together an all Heathkit QRP station and need to find the above referenced power supply. It seems that the only way to get one is to buy another HW-8:-) If you have one just sitting around I would love to take it off your hands, if not, please keep an eye out. Please contact me off list with any leads. Thanks,

72,

Mike AD5A


Re: Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

w7aqk@...
 

Terry and All,

I like using the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN).  Send out a CQ and see if you get any reports!  VOACAP and other software are great aids, but don't always match up with what I am experiencing first hand.  Some are a bit complicated to interpret accurately (or correctly!).  The RBN's aren't nearly perfect either, but if I get at least a few reports, I know something is working!!!  It's also a great way to check different antennas if you have that luxury!  Hi.

Sometimes I have to "cheat" a bit, and go at the RBN's with a little more than QRP power.  That's in part due to the fact that some of them aren't necessarily hooked up to a particularly good antenna themselves.  If you have time to "play", you can also try varying power levels and see what effect that has.  Mathematically we know what the effect should be, but it is fun to see if actual practice gives you the same feedback.  Of course, conditions are in constant flux, so that isn't all that exact either. 

Anyway, it's another tool, but a really good one in my view.  There are enough RBN's out there to at least give you some idea as to whether you should keep trying, or go read a book!

There are also a number of "online" SDR's you can tinker with.  I run tests with those as well from time to time.  Again, some of them are a lot better than others, but if you spend a little time at this, you will probably identify a handful that are more reliable and consistent.  If you can hear yourself at all, you know you have a good chance to be heard by someone in the same general area, and maybe even better depending on what antenna they might be using. 

In any event, propagation software is simply a "predictor" of what should be happening, but only in a general way and not necessarily location specific.  RBN's and SDR's can tell you what really is happening--at least with respect to the many variables that exist with your setup,  None of these tools are foolproof, but the RBN's and SDR's at least give me positive feedback.

Dave W7AQK


Re: Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

 

Here is the prediction for 80-10 except WARC bands with a dipole @ 10m
on each end of the path for July 2015 from EM19ov:

http://www.voacap.com/predictions/55b3eaedac79c/zonenowarc.html

Just glancing through the graphs are what I would expect for a low
antenna. Of course, a number of antenna configurations are available to
choose from and those with better stations can improve their
predictions.

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

 

* On 2015 25 Jul 11:33 -0500, WA0ITP wa0itp@mchsi.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Very cool Jim, tnx.

Anyone know of a predictor that better at 80 and 40M? VOACAP states that
it's not so good at the lower freqs.
I suppose it depends on what "not so good" is referring to. If it's DX
into EU or AU every night from here in the middle of NA, they're
probably right. For short haul NVIS work, they are both working quite
nicely absent the lightning static.

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

WA0ITP
 

Very cool Jim, tnx.

Anyone know of a predictor that better at 80 and 40M?   VOACAP states that it's not so good at the lower freqs.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 7/25/2015 7:55 AM, James Rodenkirch rodenkirch_llc@... [4sqrp] wrote:

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Whoa!!!! Awesum propagation predictor!!!

James Rodenkirch
 


Need MI308 pin diode

Bill VanKirk
 

Does anyone know where I could find a MI308 pin diode? So far I have not and of course I only need one!

73
Bill
W0PT



Re: 3830 form for contesting and improving CW ???

AA4GA <aa4ga@...>
 

On Jul 24, 2015 11:48 AM, "Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

>
> In reading about the Count Hunter tests, I noted that they require a
> form 3830 to be submitted
> after the test. This form does not include the log.
>

I just looked at the County Hunter contest rules and they don't require a 3830 submission for entry.  They do require you to send a summary sheet to W3DYA and the 3830 format is allowable for that.  They do not require log submission initially but.may request one later if they decide they need it.

The CH contest can be a lot of fun, following the.mobile guys as they change counties....enjoy!

73 de Lee, AA4GA


3830 form for contesting and improving CW ???

Phil Anderson
 

Hey All,

I've gotten interested in the CWT weekly contest that runs for an hour 3 times a day on Wednesdays.
The best one for us time wise is the 10 to 11 PM version. It's there to promote improving one's CW.
I noticed about a month ago that www.N3FJP.com (software firm) now supports that TEST;
I downloaded it and it seems pretty good and was easy to interface with my K3 station.

I've also gotten interested in the County Hunters test that runs this Saturday and Sunday.
Google "WA7BNM contest calendar" for a listing of the next 8 days of contests.
In reading about the Count Hunter tests, I noted that they require a form 3830 to be submitted
after the test. This form does not include the log.

So here's my question(s): is this form pretty much the same as the summary form for the CWT or any other
contest submission for that matter? Is it included in the Cabrillo format file? I guess I'm look for
a nice tutorial summary on the format and form of contest programs in general?

Unc Phil, W0XI



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Re: Radio Kit Guide updated

John Clements
 

Thanks for the neat site and all the work involved in maintaining it!
72  John kc9on


RMRc cw practice

Dale Putnam
 

RMRc cw practice net was not very good on 40,
let's try 20m!
14.0625 at 2230z
I'll be lookin for you,

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


Re: Didn't hear anyone !!! [1 Attachment]

Paul Smith
 

I was there tuned up and ready 10 minutes ahead of time. I called a few times and heard no one. Hello to all out there

de Paul N0NBD



On Jul 23, 2015, at 8:28 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi Terry and Wayne,

Didn't hear anyone for the 8 AM net. Pretty noisy 40m.
Go'n outside to do some yard work before it gets too hot.

73, Unc Phil

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:57 PM
 

Was the Thursday Morning net message posted?  I haven't seen it so thought I'd try again.  This is attempt #3.


This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four State members only net.

Propagation looks good for tmmrw morning, so lets all listen for Wayne
as he checks in from the parking lot at work.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time
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Re: Didn't hear anyone !!! [1 Attachment]

Wayne Dillon
 

Just looked at the prop figures... YEUCH! or as a Navy pal would say "Mega Kludge". Good day for yard work.
God bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:46 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

GM unc,

No propagation this morning, the whole band seemed dead, no one made it in.  Thanx for listening..

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 7/23/2015 8:28 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
Hi Terry and Wayne,

Didn't hear anyone for the 8 AM net. Pretty noisy 40m.
Go'n outside to do some yard work before it gets too hot.

73, Unc Phil

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:57 PM
 

Was the Thursday Morning net message posted?  I haven't seen it so thought I'd try again.  This is attempt #3.


This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four State members only net.

Propagation looks good for tmmrw morning, so lets all listen for Wayne
as he checks in from the parking lot at work.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...



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