Date   

RMRc Thurs 2200z 14.0625

Dale Putnam
 

Tues we had
KE6OIO, KF7WNS, W5HNS, and AA7CU check in... with good band conditions.

Thurs, are you going to be there? Just check in, with your call, after NCS calls the net... at your speed, 
NCS will match you. 
Bring your project title .. and description.. so we can all find out what you are doing...

See you there, 

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


FOX: FOXHUNT halfway

Dale Putnam
 

The halfway results... ... aaaahhhhh... wait.. that sounds wrong...
The FOXHUNT half...... nope...
The half done......  .... 
......

ok.. try this one

Half way through... there that's better.... the 2014 Summer Season.. in the 20 acre woods... 
and the results are posted at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/.. shows only two hounds have 
gotten all of the offered pelts... and 13 have all but one....   and so far.. N0UR is the Top Fox... 

The Summer Season doesn't have teams.. but the coming Winter Season does... 

To start the second half... two fine FOX are up Thurs evening (local)...  N0UR and N1IX

I wonder... who will have a perfect score after this week... and will N0UR be outpelted?

Drop by Thurs and see.  
Well.. if you're in the neighborhood.. you might just as well drop in too... 


See you in the 20 acre woods,
(14.050 - 14.070 01000 0230z, Thurs evening local)  
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


RSS and XML feed services

Phil Anderson
 

Hello All,

I'm just curious; what other than XML (to auto-feed call sign data
to your logging program (like for N3FJP 4.6) are you using
RSS type feeds for in your amateur radio activity?

I'm thinking instead of typing in www.dxmaps nearly every day
that I might like an auto info feed from there.....but not thought
out what and how to limit the data?

What say ye?

Unc Phil, W0XI
Lawrence, KS



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August SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Enclosed are the results from the August SSS. Bill (KV6Z) has a commanding lead, but there's still hope for Terry. Others would seem to be out of the running, but, as they say, "it ain't over till it's over".

About a month from now, after the September Sprint results are in, I'll announce the 2014 overall winner. Guess I need to get busy designing some sort of certificate for the top three scores. The certificates will be emailed to the winners. If I do a good job, they may even be suitable for framing.

72 until next month,

John AA0VE


RMRc 2200z 14.0625 ur speed

Dale Putnam
 

C U then

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


2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

On behalf of the New Jersey QRP Club, I'd like to thank all of you who participated in the 2014 Skeeter Hunt. A good time was had by all! We had a record 159 QRPers sign up for Skeeter numbers and so far 30 log summaries have been submitted. An event like this cannot be a success without your participation, and it seems like we're getting that and more - we're growing in size!

Don't fret about submitting your log as you still have time - but not forever! Log submissions are due when the clock strikes Midnight on Sunday, August 24th turning into Monday, Augyst 25th - that's two whole weeks after the event. You can send your summaries, soapbox comments and photos to w2lj@arrl.net

And if you didn't have a Skeeter number, but you joined in on the fun, send in your summary anyway. We've already received two submissions from Non-Skeeters and the highest scoring wingless one will also receive a certificate,

Thanks again!

73 de Larry W2LJ
Skeeter #13


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group takes over abandoned satellite

Phil Anderson
 

Phil,

 

This looks like a good ham club project…….

 

Civilians take over an abandoned satellite!

 

http://betabeat.com/2014/08/civilians-in-abandoned-mcdonalds-seize-control-of-wandering-space-satellite/

 

 



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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Charlie Vest
 

John,

Although I just did complete the needed states and confirmations for WAS for two different WAS awards, within the last week or so, FORMALLY, for the first time in 49 years, since I have never chased any paper, I haven't yet read the rules for the awards. Might be a good idea if I did that sometime, but I have no worries, since I don't even know how to use any of the Reverse Beacon Networks or anything like that.

I don't think there is any problem with arranging schedules. There are those Century Club Nets that have been around for years and the ARRL Centennial is currently going very strong, which both are some form or other of arranging a contact to get states, bands, and modes.

Then most distance records recognized by the ARRL are very precisely timed and scheduled.

I know you are correct about some contests not allowing certain types of communications that are scheduling or have a close relationship to actual scheduling. However again I "think" some contests do allow at least some scheduling, such as EME contests.

I have often heard stations check into a net and then being asked by other net participants to move to a different frequency so that they can work a "needed" station for an award. I have heard it happen many times over the years on at least the Kansas Sideband Net on 3.920. The Kansas net as most nets are, is widely published and people "needing" Kansas, just for an example, do from time to time go there with the express purpose of calling a station in Kansas and usually moving them off frequency to get that state in their log.

I am certainly not advocating anything that in any way would violate any rules or policies. Take away computers and see how ANY event drops in the number of stations worked and multipliers, even though in the old days you couldn't use any aid, even a fellow ham across town "spotting" a station for you.

72,

Charlie, W5COV


On 8/11/2014 5:26 AM, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I'm not much of a contester and must confess I don't know the rules for
WAS. Is it permissible to use prearranged schedules in order to obtain a
state? I'm pretty sure it's not for a lot of contests.

On the other hand, Phil's sprint suggestion sounds like a good idea to
me. Isn't that the purpose of the various state QSO parties? OF course,
being strictly QRP and having a tight window would make it different.

72,

John AA0VE

On 08/11/2014 01:12 AM, 'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:
Such an event just might encourage more members from more states to
join, for just that purpose. I just received an e-mail from a fellow
ham in KS, that needs OK on some modes and bands and I need the same
from KS, plus some other close in states especially.






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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

John Lonigro
 

I'm not much of a contester and must confess I don't know the rules for WAS. Is it permissible to use prearranged schedules in order to obtain a state? I'm pretty sure it's not for a lot of contests.

On the other hand, Phil's sprint suggestion sounds like a good idea to me. Isn't that the purpose of the various state QSO parties? OF course, being strictly QRP and having a tight window would make it different.

72,

John AA0VE

On 08/11/2014 01:12 AM, 'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:

Such an event just might encourage more members from more states to join, for just that purpose. I just received an e-mail from a fellow ham in KS, that needs OK on some modes and bands and I need the same from KS, plus some other close in states especially.

I am always happy to accommodate anyone needing OK, or Nowata County, on any band and pretty much any mode, if at all possible. I receive MANY DX stations that are county hunters sending me a request for my county and so far we have been 100 % successful. Sometimes it has taken more than one schedule to do it, but I'll hang in there until we complete and working QRP as a primary mode, I do a lot of weak signal listening to help all that I can.

I also use LoTW and eQSL and paper QSL's sent to me require no postage or envelope to get one back.

Charlie, W5COV


On 8/10/2014 10:02 PM, Gary Ekker gardenerguy8@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
I think it would be fun to feature one call zone each month. We have quite a few members, but do we have members in every state?

Gary/KF7WNS


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com <mailto:aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com> [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI



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Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

It's Monday. If you didn't participate in the SSS last night, your next chance won't be until September.

If you DID participate in the SSS last night, don't forget to send in your results so I can tally them. You've got until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) night to get them in. This is your only reminder to send in your score. Send an email with your results to:

SecondSundaySprint@4SQRP.com

Put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Don't "reply" with your results. This is my everyday email. I have a special one set up for sprints. Results should be posted around Wednesday.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Charlie Vest
 

Such an event just might encourage more members from more states to join, for just that purpose. I just received an e-mail from a fellow ham in KS, that needs OK on some modes and bands and I need the same from KS, plus some other close in states especially.

I am always happy to accommodate anyone needing OK, or Nowata County, on any band and pretty much any mode, if at all possible. I receive MANY DX stations that are county hunters sending me a request for my county and so far we have been 100 % successful. Sometimes it has taken more than one schedule to do it, but I'll hang in there until we complete and working QRP as a primary mode, I do a lot of weak signal listening to help all that I can.

I also use LoTW and eQSL and paper QSL's sent to me require no postage or envelope to get one back.

Charlie, W5COV


On 8/10/2014 10:02 PM, Gary Ekker gardenerguy8@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
I think it would be fun to feature one call zone each month.   We have quite a few members, but do we have members in every state?

Gary/KF7WNS


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI




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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Gary KF7WNS
 

I think it would be fun to feature one call zone each month.   We have quite a few members, but do we have members in every state?

Gary/KF7WNS


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI




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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Joseph Moore <joekf0xv@...>
 

I would do it but would like to see it done on Tuesday evening.

I work the 3 – 11 pm shift and my weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday.

Joe KF0XV

 


Final Reminder

John Lonigro
 

This is your final reminder that the SSS is tonight (SUNDAY), from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT.

Send your results to secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com and put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Wayne Dillon
 

Sounds like a grand idea unc.
Why not do the sprint in lieu of the Wednesday evening nets one Wednesday each month? Just a thought but whatever you decide I'll play if i'm around.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI




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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Charlie Vest
 

The station that I worked the other day on 20 meters JT65 was K0PBA.

I haven't contacted him yet, but normally JT65 operators run QRP or close to it.

So we have another possibility.

I made a mistake, it was NV that I worked to finish one award and worked by chance, two NV stations in a row, both in different towns.

Charlie, W5COV

On 8/9/2014 6:16 PM, 'Jay Bromley' jayw5jay@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

HI Uncle Phil,

Well if that doesn’t work, you might consider the K3UK sched page.  There are two active hams in ND that frequent the LOTW part of K3UK’s site.  One I am very familiar with is KD4POJ, yes he is 4th area call in ND.  Dwayne is active mainly on two modes CW and RTTY.  The other ham I don’t remember his call, but funny he doesn’t do CW, but does do SSB and has been on some of the JT modes.  Both guys are first class at trying to help hams get ND.  Sadly I don’t remember any active QRPers in that state, but I am sure there are a few?? 

 

Gud luck and 73 de w5jay/jay..

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:15 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

 



Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI



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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

dekle@...
 

I'm in.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Jay Bromley <jayw5jay@...>
 

HI Uncle Phil,

Well if that doesn’t work, you might consider the K3UK sched page.  There are two active hams in ND that frequent the LOTW part of K3UK’s site.  One I am very familiar with is KD4POJ, yes he is 4th area call in ND.  Dwayne is active mainly on two modes CW and RTTY.  The other ham I don’t remember his call, but funny he doesn’t do CW, but does do SSB and has been on some of the JT modes.  Both guys are first class at trying to help hams get ND.  Sadly I don’t remember any active QRPers in that state, but I am sure there are a few?? 

 

Gud luck and 73 de w5jay/jay..

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:15 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

 



Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI



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Re: PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Charlie Vest
 

Maybe make it a monthly event with the "most wanted state." However I happen to agree with ND right now, because I too need it to finish one WAS. I worked two ND stations in the past couple of weeks, but apparently neither use LoTW :(

I was just checking my single band and mode WAS numbers for a triple play and actually KS-OK-AR-MO, show up pretty regularly also. I also finished two WAS awards this week. LOTS of awards out there, just not enough coordination between electronic logging services. That one the last one was NE.

Nets also do not upload their contacts. That could attract more people to a net that did, especially on the close in states.

I don't know how to use all of these reverse beacon things, so I just have to depend on finding them on and working them. Seems like I also lack TX to confirm on some band or mode on LoTW to finish yet another band or mode. I am working on LoTW and eQSL awards both. Until I get a few of them whittled down, I am not going to start chasing any new ones. I also "so far" am on track for the Centennial WAS award.

Is there any place, where a person can set up schedules or make requests for states ? I think such a web site would be VERY popular.

After 49 years as a ham and having worked thousands and thousands of stations, last year I set ALL of my logs back to zero, to see what it is like for a new ham today to get these awards. Also for my own benefit, since I have never chased and collected any paper. Today, in fact, just a few minutes ago I just reached 1,000 confirmed contacts on LoTW.

Charlie, W5COV
4SQRP # 16


On 8/9/2014 3:14 PM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI




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PROPOSAL: 4SQRP TO ND SPRINT

Phil Anderson
 

Hello 4SQRPers...8/9/14

I'm proposing a one or 2 hour sprint in a couple of weeks
between 4SQRP members but to include hams in ND. Let's call
it the "4SQRP to ND Sprint." I can make contact with
ND coordinators to set this up. What say yea? I'd be willing
to keep score and report back.

I must admit that I have a motive; I'm short one state toward WAS;
yup, you guessed it, ND.

What do ya say? What time of day might be best? 7-9 PM and a weekday?
Proposed CQ  e.g 4SND K, exchange: CALL, RST, ST, NAME.
Any contacts between 4S and ND stations worth 2 points,
all other contacts 1 point

Unc Phil, W0XI




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