Date   

Luncheon Gathering on Saturday

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

This is your reminder that the November 4SQRP luncheon gathering is this upcoming Saturday, Nov 15th, at the Country Cupboard restaurant in downtown Seneca, MO. Lunch is at 11:00.

http://www.4sqrp.com/CountryCupboard.html

It's that time of the year when we need to watch the weather. Saturday's forecast is calling for snow, but only .09 inches.

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=pws:MKEOS

73 and safe driving!

Dave W0CH

(I hate winter!)


Re: Retired kits

David Lipow
 

Phil
I would like to buy the NS40 but cant log on to QRZ to get Tom Brown's email
Could you please contact him for me?

Thanks
Dave 73s
KA3RYS


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On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:29 AM EST WA0ITP wa0itp@mchsi.com [4sqrp] wrote:

After a long and successful run, the QRPOmeter has been retired . The
timing was right as the last run has been sold down to 2 kits and a few
components. The extra kits will be saved for OzarkCon prizes. Many
thanks to K8MEG, RIch Fowler for kitting the QRPometer.

Also the NS-40 has been retired. This is our longest running and
perhaps most successful kit, over 600 have been sold. Thanks to Paul
Smith, N0NBD for the kitting it, its been a long haul.

But wait, there's more! We still have 8 or so NS-40s left and Four
Staters get first chance at them. Dave Cripe, NM0S, has been lugging
them to various hamfest in Iowa and these are left over. These are being
sold at a discount to Four Staters only. So this is the last chance to
obtain this classic Class E transmitter. If you want one, send a note
to Dave with your address and send a check, or use Paypal's Send Money
option, for $25 to our new Treasurer Tom Brown, W0MFQ. Tom is good on
QRZ.com

Thank you for supporting our kit sales. OzarkCon wouldn't be the success
it is without them.

-- 72 WAØITP I love this radio stuff. www.wa0itp.com wa0itp@wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: From the far north, comes the cry.....

John Lonigro
 

Dale:

That's easy.  The mercury drops faster than it rises because of gravity (hi).

72,
John AA0VE


On 11/12/2014 10:44 AM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Well.. pretty much like that.. 
After feeding the horses, and breaking the ice in the tank.. (that was interesting... how'd it get that thick.. in one night?)
and while walking back to the house.. having my mustache freeze icicles.. I decided that I could look at the thermometer...
now I feel really cold... at least until the wood stove got going..  
  What was it reading?   a  minus 14.. is all.. but have no fear... it is warming right up now...
clear up to a minus three in just 5 hours... far cry from the fall a few days ago.. from 56 to 6 in a couple hours...
Why, does the thermometer always seem to fall faster than it rises?

Anyway.. I am kinda happy to be sitting at the bench with the equipment warming up and the soldering iron too.

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


My 11th theCodeCircle Blog has been posted to the web

Phil Anderson
 

Hey All,

You can find my CW Blog by typing theCodeCircle into your search engine.


72, Unc, W0XI

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From the far north, comes the cry.....

Dale Putnam
 

Well.. pretty much like that.. 
After feeding the horses, and breaking the ice in the tank.. (that was interesting... how'd it get that thick.. in one night?)
and while walking back to the house.. having my mustache freeze icicles.. I decided that I could look at the thermometer...
now I feel really cold... at least until the wood stove got going..  
  What was it reading?   a  minus 14.. is all.. but have no fear... it is warming right up now...
clear up to a minus three in just 5 hours... far cry from the fall a few days ago.. from 56 to 6 in a couple hours...
Why, does the thermometer always seem to fall faster than it rises?

Anyway.. I am kinda happy to be sitting at the bench with the equipment warming up and the soldering iron too.

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


Digi Pots

KD4OBQ
 

Digital Potentiometers Anyone messed around with them yet ? I know they have been around for some time but just wondering if anyone has fooled with them at all ?


72

Pat KD4OBQ


AR






Retired kits

WA0ITP
 

After a long and successful run, the QRPOmeter has been retired . The timing was right as the last run has been sold down to 2 kits and a few components. The extra kits will be saved for OzarkCon prizes. Many thanks to K8MEG, RIch Fowler for kitting the QRPometer.

Also the NS-40 has been retired. This is our longest running and perhaps most successful kit, over 600 have been sold. Thanks to Paul Smith, N0NBD for the kitting it, its been a long haul.

But wait, there's more! We still have 8 or so NS-40s left and Four Staters get first chance at them. Dave Cripe, NM0S, has been lugging them to various hamfest in Iowa and these are left over. These are being sold at a discount to Four Staters only. So this is the last chance to obtain this classic Class E transmitter. If you want one, send a note to Dave with your address and send a check, or use Paypal's Send Money option, for $25 to our new Treasurer Tom Brown, W0MFQ. Tom is good on QRZ.com

Thank you for supporting our kit sales. OzarkCon wouldn't be the success it is without them.

-- 72 WA�ITP I love this radio stuff. www.wa0itp.com wa0itp@wa0itp.com www.4sqrp.com


Thurs Morn net,

WA0ITP
 

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

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

--
72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.
Johnny will be subbing for Wayne tonight on 40M.
There is a chance I may be a little late (10-15 min) so pse hang around.

Johnny, Dick and I will be using the club call, WQ5RP.

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/AC0BQ NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 " " ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP/AC0BQ NCS
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

--
72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Sprint

Jg
 

Certainly my best SSS so far.  A thrill to work Wayne, as I have NEVER been able to check in to the Wed night nets from my QTH!  Maybe this will be the week?

 

Bill, KV6Z, thank you for hanging in there with my attempts at a QSO.  Heard  you well enough I was sure you should be able to copy me  J

 

Normally, my only SSS contact is with Gary, KF7WNS, in Oregon.  He didn’t disappoint on this sprint, but blew my ear buds out with a 40 over signal from near Yosemite, about 85 miles from my qth.

 

Fun event.

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 6:07 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; dekle
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Sprint

 

 

Seconded!

 

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM, dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi Terry

40m was a beehive of 4S activity for the first hour!
You were my only dual band (40/80) QSO. Thanks.
Good QSO with the portable Yosemite station (Gary KF7WNS) but just couldn't pull out John,WB6HVH although we gave it a good try.
I even worked that AA0VE station - WOW.

73
Bill
KV6Z



 

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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

 


4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m

4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)

NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176

NEQRP #693

GORC #192

DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: Call Sign Change

davemrtn
 

I took care of it in the 4SQRP web site database.

You'll have to wait for QRZ.com to correct their database.


On 11/11/2014 07:32 PM, richard.dickerson@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

My call sign changed from KF5NBY to WF2F effective today.  Who in the group do I need to let know?


Richard



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Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?

 


Call Sign Change

Richard Dickerson
 

My call sign changed from KF5NBY to WF2F effective today.  Who in the group do I need to let know?


Richard


Re: RMRc nets are today

WA0ITP
 

I couldn't either so I put the clocks on my home page.   http://www.wa0itp.com/index.html  Wish I could find a little clock in zulu.
Refer to it anytime you wish Dale :o)

-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com




On 11/11/2014 2:48 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
As has been aptly pointed out.. I cannot manage doing MDT=MST=CST=GMT conversions,
without having a typo... 

Plan on 4pm MT... 5PM CT, and 6PM ET.. oh.. and 3pm PT... 

I wish we'd leave the clock alone... it doesn't like being tickled, twice a year!

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



-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


Re: RMRc nets are today

Richard Dickerson
 

There's an app for that on my iPhone 

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 11, 2014, at 16:12, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I couldn't either so I put the clocks on my home page.   http://www.wa0itp.com/index.html  Wish I could find a little clock in zulu.
Refer to it anytime you wish Dale :o)

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com




On 11/11/2014 2:48 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
As has been aptly pointed out.. I cannot manage doing MDT=MST=CST=GMT conversions,
without having a typo... 

Plan on 4pm MT... 5PM CT, and 6PM ET.. oh.. and 3pm PT... 

I wish we'd leave the clock alone... it doesn't like being tickled, twice a year!

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



--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


Re: RMRc nets are today

Dale Putnam
 

As has been aptly pointed out.. I cannot manage doing MDT=MST=CST=GMT conversions,
without having a typo... 

Plan on 4pm MT... 5PM CT, and 6PM ET.. oh.. and 3pm PT... 

I wish we'd leave the clock alone... it doesn't like being tickled, twice a year!

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



Re: RMRc nets are today

John Lonigro
 

Isn't 2200z = 4pm CST?  If so, then it's probably 3pm MT.  Or am I all wet?

72,

John AA0VE


On 11/11/2014 01:00 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

RMRc nets are today, at 2200z - 4pm MT - 14.0625 and at 2245 or 4:45pm MT on 7.03625 
drop by and practice cw.. with us, at your speed...

Challange: who has the lowest temp.. and who had the fastest drop in temp in the last 24??

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


RMRc nets are today

Dale Putnam
 

RMRc nets are today, at 2200z - 4pm MT - 14.0625 and at 2245 or 4:45pm MT on 7.03625 
drop by and practice cw.. with us, at your speed...

Challange: who has the lowest temp.. and who had the fastest drop in temp in the last 24??

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


Re: [QRP-L] FOX: 40m fox announcement

Dale Putnam
 

Tonight.. tonight.. It all Happens tonight... 
Tonight we all seek the FOXes, tonight...

well.. you get the idea... even without the music...

at 7pm MT, or 0200z   on 40..   

WHAAAHOOOO... FInally.. FOXHUNT TIME arrived.
Good Luck, to all, 

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


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FOX: 40m fox announcement

Dale Putnam
 

OH BOY!!! IT"S HERE! The FOXHUNT!!!   WHaaa hoooo!!
Congratulations to K4BAI and Kevin, GA and AZ.. the FOX TEAM, that will 
be laying in wait for all us hounds.... Best of luck to us all... and 
may the Prop Princess be with each of us in our quest for pelts.

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



To: qfox@...
From: qfox-noreply@...
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:04:58 -0700
Subject: [qfox] 40m fox announcement

 
Hi everyone,

As John, K4BAI already announced, he and I will will be the of tonight's
40M foxes starting at 12-Nov-2012 at 0200 UTC (November 11 local time).

I'm located in Tempe, Arizona. I'll use an Elecraft K2 at 5 watts and
a 6btv vertical. I will be between 7030 and 7050 KHz, from 0200Z-0330Z
and will begin by working split.

73 Kevin w9cf


The fox hunts start tonight on 40M. 7030 to 7050 kHz. Kevin, W9CF in 
AZ and I, K4BAI, John, GA will be your foxes tonight. 0200-0330Z 
Wednesday UTC date. You may work only the two QRP Foxes. The exchange 
is RST, SPC, Name, Power. I will be sending real RST, GA, JOHN, 5W.

I will start off split, listening up. Due to QRM possible from W1AW/x, 
PSK and other digital, etc., I may have to operate simplex and may have 
to move around a bit. But, I will be there calling for the entire 
90-minute period.

I will be using my FT1000MP at 5W as measured by a WM-2 QRP watt meter. 
My antennas will be an 88 foot center fed zepp at 50', which seems to 
favor the north and east and a 40M coax fed half wave dipole at 40' that 
seems to favor the west. I will be switching between the two antennas 
frequently.

You must run 5W or less and no internet spotting or other revealing of 
the fox frequency is permitted. Just look for the pileup of QRP 
stations and listen down about one kHz or on the same frequency. Most 
of us go simplex only when the pile up has been worked down.

Join in the fun tonight. There is an identical fox hunt on 80M on 
Thursdays 3550-3570 kHz. These can be a lot of fun and will help to 
practice for your next split pile up.

73, John, K4BAI.


FOX APPs accepted

Dale Putnam
 

Need a few hearty souls for 80m, Please? and you might as well apply for both....
 

The Winter QRP Fox Hunts on 40 and 80M begin this Tuesday, the 11th. It's a
great opportunity to stretch out and expand your CW operating skills and just a
whole lot of fun.

In each "hunt" there are two QRP Foxes, operating within 10KHz of the QRP
frequency, and everybody else tries to find and work them, with a simple
exchange. Sounds simple, but at there might be 50 or 60 stations calling each
Fox, at the same time. The successful Hound is the one who is patient, and
takes the time to figure out exactly how the Fox is operating. In other words,
how to get through the pileup.

The successful Fox is the one who can figure out how to efficiently work his
way through the pileup and has great ears to dig the odd Hound out of a hole in the 
noise floor..

It's a lot like DX, only at QRP power levels, and operating on a schedule.

Each QRP Foxhunt starts at 0200Z (0100Z during Daylight Saving Time) and lasts 
for 90 minutes Fox logs with over 100 QSO's are common given any sort of 
propagation.

At the end of the season (i.e. next April) there will be certificates for the
Hound who has worked the most foxes (out of the 40 possible) and the Fox who
has worked the most Hounds.

The "official rules" do a better job of explaining this and you can see them at
www.qrpfoxhunt.org That's also where you will find a sign up for the QFOX
list, which provides a discussion forum for Foxes and Hounds throughout the
season. Schedule and progressive results are posted there too.

We're still working on the Fox roster for the coming season, so if you would
like to try your hand at being a Fox, please complete the form you will find on
the websiteL www.QRPFoxhunt.org. We'll see if we can find a Fox Hat to fit you.

We (QRPers) have been doing this since 1997, and it's still fun!

73
For the QRP Foxhunt Committe (sponsered
by the Colorado QRP Club)
Marshall "ET" Emm, N1FN

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org



 
 

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