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Re: drawing program.....

Mike Czuhajewski
 

5. I use Adobe Photo Shop for bringing in images (from iPhone or camera or files) and can then adjust their size, contrast, file type, etc for transfer.
If you already have access to PhotoShop, it is fine for doing simple jobs like those. But you might not want to go out and buy it unless you really need it's full (and considerable) functionality. I don't know if they still offer it as a standalone product you load onto your computer, but if they do, it's probably still quite a few hundred dollars. (I remember years ago when it was somewhere in the vicinity of a thousand dollars.)

A much more affordable program is PhotoShop Elements, something that I used at a previous job. It costs a lot less, somewhere over a hundred dollars, and is quite capable. I used to call it "PhotoShop Lite" but it still does a great deal, and probably more than you'd ever need at home.

It is apparently the successor to the very old Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition, something I still have on my computer and use from time to time. Although quite old, PhotoDeluxe Home is still very good for a lot of those simpler functions and does a lot more. I've seen it bundled with scanners and such a very long time ago, and it may still be available in some places (used, of course). Very old but still good if you can find it very cheaply. And there are some good prices on eBay for older versions of PhotoShop and PhotoShop Elements.

A lot of the Adobe photo products are available on a subscription basis, but that quickly runs into a lot of money if you use it for more than a month or three.

Finally, here's a freeware product many of you probably know about, IrfanView. You can download it from:

www.irfanview.com

It really does a lot, and it's free for noncommercial use. They do accept donations, suggesting 10 Euros. (It's about the same for each seat if you pay for a license for commercial use.) I used it so much and found it so useful that I made the suggested donation years ago, but you don't have to.

In case you're wondering about the name of the program, Irfan is the guy's first name. Born in Bosnia, he currently lives in Austria. If you already have it, you might want to check what version you have and maybe upgrade. The latest is 4.38.

73 DE WA8MCQ


Re: November Banner is up!

Walter - K5EST
 

Good job, Jeremy!!!!!!

Thank you, authors for supporting the QRP Banner!

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KX-3..FT-817..OHR100..MFJ Cub
4SQRP. Navy ARC . SLQS . SKCC
SEKARC.Cmmnty Svc Radio Club
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On Nov 2, 2014 10:22 PM, "'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

 

The November issue of the Banner is up and online!

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

 

From the index:

 

Blue Whale

Copying QSO’s and Calls

4-States Hospitality

Are Knobs and buttons toast?

From The Editor

 

Submitted articles were pretty slim this month!  Keep those articles coming guys!  This is *YOUR* newsletter, so tell me what *YOU* want to see in it!

 

I’d also be interested in knowing what you all think about my own musings (the “From the Editor” column).  Do you like it?  Want me to stop? Feedback is always welcome!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M


Re: November Banner is up!

Michael McEwen
 

Amen! to the terrific job, Jeremy...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:59 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Another terrific job Jeremy, thank you.
72/3 es God Bless es 72/3 de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

 

The November issue of the Banner is up and online!

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

 

From the index:

 

Blue Whale

Copying QSO’s and Calls

4-States Hospitality

Are Knobs and buttons toast?

From The Editor

 

Submitted articles were pretty slim this month!  Keep those articles coming guys!  This is *YOUR* newsletter, so tell me what *YOU* want to see in it!

 

I’d also be interested in knowing what you all think about my own musings (the “From the Editor” column).  Do you like it?  Want me to stop? Feedback is always welcome!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M




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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
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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
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H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Michael McEwen
 

BTW, NVIS works great (even best) at a height of about 9-12 ft.  More height doesn't help NVIS...there are some great articles on the Net...just google NVIS...Doc

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 6:01 AM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
I use a 40m NVIS...works great for regional coverage...PAR End Fedz rocks...run mine from the eve of the house to a tree at base and from RV top to wherever when on the road...have three PARs and am getting another
for 17m...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

* On 2014 02 Nov 22:44 -0600, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we'll see if
> people hear me any better this time around. New antenna is a 54-foot
> random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack. If I
> don't have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR
> end-fed 40m antenna!

Unless your location makes it next to impossible, the most effective
antenna will be a 40m dipole, even in a slight inverted Vee
configuration, about 25 feet or so above ground. It can be fed with
coax without a balun and trimmed to 7.250 MHz it will work very well for
the 40m General phone band. Or trim it to around 7.150 MHz and let the
'920's tuner match it at the band edges.

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us




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73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205




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73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Michael McEwen
 

I use a 40m NVIS...works great for regional coverage...PAR End Fedz rocks...run mine from the eve of the house to a tree at base and from RV top to wherever when on the road...have three PARs and am getting another
for 17m...73, Doc K5OSA

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

* On 2014 02 Nov 22:44 -0600, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we'll see if
> people hear me any better this time around. New antenna is a 54-foot
> random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack. If I
> don't have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR
> end-fed 40m antenna!

Unless your location makes it next to impossible, the most effective
antenna will be a 40m dipole, even in a slight inverted Vee
configuration, about 25 feet or so above ground. It can be fed with
coax without a balun and trimmed to 7.250 MHz it will work very well for
the 40m General phone band. Or trim it to around 7.150 MHz and let the
'920's tuner match it at the band edges.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us




--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Re: November Banner is up!

Wayne Dillon
 

Another terrific job Jeremy, thank you.
72/3 es God Bless es 72/3 de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

 

The November issue of the Banner is up and online!

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

 

From the index:

 

Blue Whale

Copying QSO’s and Calls

4-States Hospitality

Are Knobs and buttons toast?

From The Editor

 

Submitted articles were pretty slim this month!  Keep those articles coming guys!  This is *YOUR* newsletter, so tell me what *YOU* want to see in it!

 

I’d also be interested in knowing what you all think about my own musings (the “From the Editor” column).  Do you like it?  Want me to stop? Feedback is always welcome!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M




--
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
 

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: Monday Sideband Net

 

* On 2014 02 Nov 22:44 -0600, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we'll see if
people hear me any better this time around. New antenna is a 54-foot
random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack. If I
don't have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR
end-fed 40m antenna!
Unless your location makes it next to impossible, the most effective
antenna will be a 40m dipole, even in a slight inverted Vee
configuration, about 25 feet or so above ground. It can be fed with
coax without a balun and trimmed to 7.250 MHz it will work very well for
the 40m General phone band. Or trim it to around 7.150 MHz and let the
'920's tuner match it at the band edges.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

Still at 7:30, at least for now.  I’ll judge a possible time change according to the results we get – if it seems like 40 is “going long” before we start the net, I will run the net earlier.

 

Jeremy, NQ0M

 

From: Michael McEwen [mailto:mcewenk5osa@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2014 10:58 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Jeremy Utley
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Monday Sideband Net

 

Is that still 7:30 or is it now 6:30? 

 

Doc K5OSA

 

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night at 7:30pm Central Time.

 

NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS.

 

Frequency is 7.285 MHz, QSYing down as needed to avoid traffic.  Check QRPSpots for the actual frequency of the net!

 

I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we’ll see if people hear me any better this time around.  New antenna is a 54-foot random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack.  If I don’t have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR end-fed 40m antenna!

 

Hope to hear you guys tomorrow night!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M



 

--

73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Re: Monday Sideband Net

Michael McEwen
 

Is that still 7:30 or is it now 6:30? 

Doc K5OSA

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM, 'Jeremy Utley' jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night at 7:30pm Central Time.

 

NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS.

 

Frequency is 7.285 MHz, QSYing down as needed to avoid traffic.  Check QRPSpots for the actual frequency of the net!

 

I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we’ll see if people hear me any better this time around.  New antenna is a 54-foot random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack.  If I don’t have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR end-fed 40m antenna!

 

Hope to hear you guys tomorrow night!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M




--
73,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
PO Box 338
Medicine Park, OK 73557-0338
H:  580 529-3412
C:  580 919-9205


Monday Sideband Net

Jeremy Utley
 

The Four State QRP Sideband net meets every Monday night at 7:30pm Central Time.

 

NCS is WQ5RP, with Jeremy, NQ0M as control operator from Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS.

 

Frequency is 7.285 MHz, QSYing down as needed to avoid traffic.  Check QRPSpots for the actual frequency of the net!

 

I will hopefully be trying out a new antenna this week, so we’ll see if people hear me any better this time around.  New antenna is a 54-foot random-wire end-fed with a matching network, then coax to the shack.  If I don’t have decent luck with this attempt, I might just spring for a PAR end-fed 40m antenna!

 

Hope to hear you guys tomorrow night!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M


November Banner is up!

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey everyone!

 

The November issue of the Banner is up and online!

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php

 

From the index:

 

Blue Whale

Copying QSO’s and Calls

4-States Hospitality

Are Knobs and buttons toast?

From The Editor

 

Submitted articles were pretty slim this month!  Keep those articles coming guys!  This is *YOUR* newsletter, so tell me what *YOU* want to see in it!

 

I’d also be interested in knowing what you all think about my own musings (the “From the Editor” column).  Do you like it?  Want me to stop? Feedback is always welcome!

 

Jeremy, NQ0M


Re: A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

 

* On 2014 02 Nov 21:08 -0600, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I believe the secret to good QRP SSB operation is a rig with high
quality transmit audio. I am an ARES member and without saying anything
about it I have often checked into the state wide Illinois ARES HF net
on 75 Meters using my Flex 1500 and 5 Watts. A couple of people have
commented that I was loud, but my signal didn't seem as strong (S-Meter
reading) as usual but for the most part no one noticed.
Actually, that is the secret to SSB operation regardless of power.
Without a sufficient level and quality of audio, phone operation is an
exercise in frustration. I've tried to coach too many ops over the
years to speak up into the microphone, but often times they quickly
revert back into a soft and almost apologetic tone of voice and then
wonder why they're not heard. Even on FM someone speaking softly is
next to impossible to copy well, especially in a mobile.

Successful phone operation requires a bit of a bull in a china shop
attitude. ;-)

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

Tim N9PUZ
 

I believe the secret to good QRP SSB operation is a rig with high quality transmit audio. I am an ARES member and without saying anything about it I have often checked into the state wide Illinois ARES HF net on 75 Meters using my Flex 1500 and 5 Watts. A couple of people have commented that I was loud, but my signal didn't seem as strong (S-Meter reading) as usual but for the most part no one noticed.

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 11/2/2014 7:20 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@n0nb.us [4sqrp] wrote:
* On 2014 02 Nov 16:16 -0600, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@gmail.com
[4sqrp] wrote:
> Wonder how QRP SSB would work. Maybe have to try it on the SS.

There is a QRP category and one sends 'Q' for the precedence in the
exchange. When I worked SS more seriously a fair number of 'Q' stations
would find their way into the log. It is a competitive category even on
the phone weekend. Band conditions may be good again in two weeks so
jump in and have fun.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

Dale Putnam
 

After 5.5 hours... a little qrp cw.. has 133 Qs. with 44 sec.. and the operation has been VERY
sporadic.. off/on..  
seemed to have a whole lot against me working it more than a few min at a time

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:20:54 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

 
* On 2014 02 Nov 16:16 -0600, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> Wonder how QRP SSB would work. Maybe have to try it on the SS.

There is a QRP category and one sends 'Q' for the precedence in the
exchange. When I worked SS more seriously a fair number of 'Q' stations
would find their way into the log. It is a competitive category even on
the phone weekend. Band conditions may be good again in two weeks so
jump in and have fun.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

 

* On 2014 02 Nov 16:16 -0600, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Wonder how QRP SSB would work. Maybe have to try it on the SS.
There is a QRP category and one sends 'Q' for the precedence in the
exchange. When I worked SS more seriously a fair number of 'Q' stations
would find their way into the log. It is a competitive category even on
the phone weekend. Band conditions may be good again in two weeks so
jump in and have fun.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

Walter - K5EST
 

Wonder how QRP SSB would work. Maybe have to try it on the SS.

Thanks for the SS guide posting.

72,

:.......Walter Dufrain - K5EST......:
KX-3..FT-817..OHR100..MFJ Cub
4SQRP. Navy ARC . SLQS . SKCC
Community Service Radio Club
:..................................................:

On Nov 2, 2014 3:01 PM, "Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey All,

I just messed with  the CW SS contest a bit today. The exchange format
was new to me and a bit challenging. I'll have to practice for next year.
After the experience, I had some questions so googled for an FAQ file on SS.
The following came up and was VERY GOOD - well written - and informing.
Maybe it will be informative for a few of you too.

http://www.qsl.net/zs1an/contesting_faq.html#what-categories

By the way, the SSB SS comes up weekend after next. 
Unc Phil, W0XI.



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A nice FAQ paper on Contesting

Phil Anderson
 

Hey All,

I just messed with  the CW SS contest a bit today. The exchange format
was new to me and a bit challenging. I'll have to practice for next year.
After the experience, I had some questions so googled for an FAQ file on SS.
The following came up and was VERY GOOD - well written - and informing.
Maybe it will be informative for a few of you too.

http://www.qsl.net/zs1an/contesting_faq.html#what-categories

By the way, the SSB SS comes up weekend after next. 
Unc Phil, W0XI.



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drawing program.....

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Bill,

You asked about software programs that preserve 1-1 from screen to printer.

Phil here, W0XI.

1. Corel Draw X6 - use it to do general drawings, including mechanical ones.
One nice feature is that it will print 1 to 1 dimensional wise;
one of your requirements. I find that most programs do not hold that 1 - 1
relationship with the printer. I use this with the DELL 1320C program in a System 7 environment.

2. I use PC Artist for PCB layout and schematics. This program is free from the vendor.

3. I use LTspice for schematics and also for circuit simulation. This program is free from the vendor, Linear Technology. 

4. I use Nu-Ware to practice Morse code, if you do that too. Full featured program with small charge.

5. I use Adobe Photo Shop for bringing in images (from iPhone or camera or files) and can then adjust their size, contrast, file type, etc for transfer.

6. I use PING to capture images on the computer screen. These can then be processed/used by most of the programs I use. You can add text to the picture before storing it if you like....and put arrows and boxes in the pictures too. This sometimes beats trying to copy to the clipboard.

6. I use N3FJP's suite of programs for logging and contesting. Very reasonable charge for full suite. Includes log updates for contests.

7. I use EZNEC for antenna analysis. Met the guy at Dayton couple of years back!

8. more...





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WA0ITP
 

Just worked Jerry on 7122. He was a solid 579 using his K3 with an EFHW.

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I love this radio stuff.
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www.4sqrp.com


Tu

WA0ITP
 

Great turnout this morning, Many thanks to all.  Bart was warmest at 50F, but most of the reports were in the 40's. 

If you can hang around 7122 for a while, pse listen for N4EO Jerry, K4BX Bill, or NS4Q Larry.  Theyre operating portable form the Nachez Trace

tnx agn es cu next week



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