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Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Walter - K5EST
 

Thanks Rick. Yes, the antenna coils are an incredible waste of power if they are not built for the job. The article was a bit technical but great reading for us builders. Thanks again.......hope to see you at OzarkCon this year!
72....Walter - K5EST 


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Rick Bennett <kc0pet@...> wrote:
 

A little delayed response here.  Yet another great issue of the Banner.  Daniel N3OX great work on the coil Q experiments and writing it up.

Great job Walter!

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Walter Dufrain, Jr." <walter.k5est@...>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups com" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:15:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark QRP Banner online

 

GA 4 State members. The "Ozark QRP Banner" is online
along with the 2013 Index.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php>;

A very special thanks to Dave - K5DCM our webmaster for helping get the Banner online.

72....Walter . K5EST . Editor




The NS-40 Kit is Available Again

WA0ITP
 

Four State is pleased to announce that the very popular NS-40 Class E
transmitter is once again available. Paul Smith, N0NBD has kitted a limited run,
and orders can be placed on the kit's home page http://www.4sqrp.com/NS40.php

Thank you for supporting the Four State QRP Group, all proceeds are used to fund
OzarkCon.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Final reminder for SSS this evening!

John Lonigro
 

This is your last reminder that the SSS is tonight, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST.

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: Norcal doublet

John Adams <johnk4qq@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded to my query. Your comments were a big help. 73, John

Sent from my iPhone


SSS Reminder

John Lonigro
 

The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow, 7:00 - 9:00 PM CST. Don't forget!

Clarifications to rules published last Thursday:

1) I don't think there is any phone activity during these sprints, but if there is, the phone portion of the band counts as a separate band from the CW portion. You may make CW and phone contacts with the same station on the same band (e.g., 20M) and that would count as 2 contacts. As always, no prearranged QSO's or CW QSO's on the phone band.

2) While my sample submittal listed the stations that were contacted, you don't need to include them in your submittal. The following submittal would be adequate:

Name: Fido
Call: K9DOG
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M CW: 1 QSO
80M CW: 1 QSO
Total: 2 QSOs

If you make an exotic contact (e.g., W100AW or a DX station), feel free to include that in a totally optional bragging section at the bottom of your submittal, to be shared with other 4SQRPer's when I publish the results. It won't affect your score at all, but might be a boost to your ego or make everyone else envious.

The same goes for operating at QRPp levels. No effect on your score, but feel free to mention it in your bragging section.

72, John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: QRPometer on WSPR

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the good news, Rich.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, January 10, 2014, Rich Fowler wrote:
 

Received this report from Tom KZ3X working well on WSPR ....  Rich K8MEG


Rich -
Just built the meter last week and it works great.  I was looking for a digital qrp meter to use on
wspr and it fits the bill nicely.

.......

Sincerely,
Tom Balon  KZ3X  Reinholds, PA



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Rick Bennett
 

A little delayed response here.  Yet another great issue of the Banner.  Daniel N3OX great work on the coil Q experiments and writing it up.

Great job Walter!

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Walter Dufrain, Jr." <walter.k5est@...>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups com" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:15:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark QRP Banner online

 

GA 4 State members. The "Ozark QRP Banner" is online
along with the 2013 Index.

<http://www.4sqrp.com/TheBanner.php>;

A very special thanks to Dave - K5DCM our webmaster for helping get the Banner online.

72....Walter . K5EST . Editor



Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I spent the day in the shack and started and finished a project!! I picked up
a near mint condition Lafayette 8 MHz VFO that was designed as a VFO for older
6 and 2 meter AM rigs. There was plenty of space on the coil form, and I added
a few turns and lowered the VFO's frequency and now I have a nifty VFO ( tube
type with regulated B+ ) for 7 MHz ( but be sure and use a digital readout
receiver for accuracy! ). It is as stable as a Heath-Kit VF-1, but is for 40
meters only.

I made the necessary connecting cable and have made two QSOs so far with the
6V6/Lafayette VFO and 9 QSOs with the 6V6 rig. I spend most days in the shack
and monitor the usual QRP frequencies.

It's just like it is 1957 again!

73,

Sam Neal N5AF/KN5LZJ
______________________________________________________________________________________

GA Sam,

FB on the 6V6 rig, will listen for you around 7120 or so. In the mid
seventies
I built a homebrew version of the TO keyer. I let is get away from me and
wish
I hadn't, for nostalgia reasons. It being the first commercial keyer, and my

second hombrew project. I have an HA-1 in the basement now and will get
around
to restoring it someday.

Thanks for triggering some nice memories of my early amateur adventures.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
| Hello,
|
| I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
| oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks
as
| I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so
I
| can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.
|
| My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
| time.
|
| 73,
|
| Sam Neal N5AF
|
__________________________________________________________________________________
|
| Tonites 40m Net(s)
|
| I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
| than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
| it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
| Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
| be about my duties! Whatta guy...
| Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
| be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
| post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
| gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
| was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
| band.
| God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
| Wayne - KC0PMH
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo Groups Links
|
|
|


QRPometer on WSPR

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Received this report from Tom KZ3X working well on WSPR ....  Rich K8MEG


Rich -
Just built the meter last week and it works great.  I was looking for a digital qrp meter to use on
wspr and it fits the bill nicely.

.......

Sincerely,
Tom Balon  KZ3X  Reinholds, PA


Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Sounds neat!
How about putting a picture on the group site?
I am going to fire up the paraset this weekend and see if it will still sing on 7.122.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, January 10, 2014, Sam Neal wrote:
 

Hello,

I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks as
I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so I
can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.

My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

Tonites 40m Net(s)

I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
be about my duties! Whatta guy...
Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
band.
God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
Wayne - KC0PMH



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"


Re: SSB / PSK Digital Sprint workings

John Lonigro
 

Walter:

Did the Second Sunday Digital Day ever happen?  If so, was it a success?  I just happened to be going through old emails and came across this.  If I knew the history of this event, I could try to come up with one to satisfy the digital folks out there.  But, as always, no promises.

John AA0VE


On 10/18/2013 08:32 AM, Walter - K5EST wrote:
 

Its in the makings......a Sprint for the SSB / PSK / RTTY folks. CW is welcome but at "reduced" points!

Although 4 State on-the-air fun is leaning to CW and we have kits......there are members that working CW contacts are not happening.  So in a few days ...... the newest 4 State Sprint (SSDD) Second Sunday Digital Day).

The 4 State Group pretty well embraces QRP as 5 watts output, so lets stay there. ARCI says 10 watts for SSB but if PSK and RTTY are included I believe the 5 watts is still in effect.

The rules and reporting will be simple and with a deadline on reporting results to count. (Hint....YLs / XYLs are going to be The Big Bonus points)

If there are suggestions for the new SSDD Sprint, please let me know with an email to:
walter.k5est@...
and please put SSDD in the subject line.

Thanks for the loyal support of the 4 State on-the-air events.

72....Walter . K5EST

...get your QRP on--->4SQRP...



Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

WA0ITP
 

GA Sam,

FB on the 6V6 rig, will listen for you around 7120 or so. In the mid seventies
I built a homebrew version of the TO keyer. I let is get away from me and wish
I hadn't, for nostalgia reasons. It being the first commercial keyer, and my
second hombrew project. I have an HA-1 in the basement now and will get around
to restoring it someday.

Thanks for triggering some nice memories of my early amateur adventures.
----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Neal" <n5af@usa.net>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; <wayne.dillon@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Tonites 40m Net(s)


| Hello,
|
| I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
| oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks as
| I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so I
| can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.
|
| My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
| time.
|
| 73,
|
| Sam Neal N5AF
|
__________________________________________________________________________________
|
| Tonites 40m Net(s)
|
| I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
| than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
| it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
| Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
| be about my duties! Whatta guy...
| Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
| be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
| post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
| gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
| was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
| band.
| God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
| Wayne - KC0PMH
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: Norcal doublet

Tim N9PUZ
 

On 1/10/2014 9:40 AM, John Adams wrote:
I have been a ham for 52 years. During that time I have made nearly all
of my antennas, except for a beam. I don't know why, but during this
time I have not constructed a Norcal Doublet. From reading about it, it
seems like it would make a good portable antenna to use with my K1. I am
sure several of you have built one at some time. Question: what is your
opinion about it's performance and efficiency? Thanks and 73, John K4QQ.
I have never done any side by side tests against anything so I don't know about performance or efficiency. I've made them before and I hear stations and make contacts!

The feedline being balanced is a good thing, assuming you do something at the transmitter to feed it balanced. No idea how lossy it might be since it's typically two conductors on the outside of the ribbon cable separated by two conductors not connected to anything.

It is a useable antenna and for portable type work it packs really small which I think is probably its biggest virtue. Because it was so inexpensive I ended up diverging from the instructions and made one cut specifically for 20 Meters and another for 17 Meters.

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Norcal doublet

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

John,

I have used the NorCal Doublet made from both ribbon cable and zip cord.  It has performed well for me as both a flat top doublet and a sloper in several Flights of the Bumblebees. I have used it with a K1 and the autotuner handled it with no problem.

For ease of deployment, my new fave has become the EARCHI multiband endfed.  A 31 foot wire and an easy to build 9:1 UNUN.  I only need to worry about getting one end up to a suitable height, rather than two. (The NorCal works better as a flat top than as a sloper)

Both are fine antennas for portable, temporary work, and will serve you in good stead.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM, John Adams <johnk4qq@...> wrote:
 

I have been a ham for 52 years. During that time I have made nearly all of my antennas, except for a beam. I don't know why, but during this time I have not constructed a Norcal Doublet. From reading about it, it seems like it would make a good portable antenna to use with my K1. I am sure several of you have built one at some time. Question: what is your opinion about it's performance and efficiency? Thanks and 73, John K4QQ.

Sent from my iPad



Re: Norcal doublet

Wayne Dillon
 

John,
I have one in my bag, works OK for me and cost almost nothing to build. I used mine with a BLT ASTU, that's the only caveat, you have to use a balanced ASTU. You need ribbon cable to build one? drop me a line and I'll shoot you some off.
72/3 de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM, John Adams <johnk4qq@...> wrote:
 

I have been a ham for 52 years. During that time I have made nearly all of my antennas, except for a beam. I don't know why, but during this time I have not constructed a Norcal Doublet. From reading about it, it seems like it would make a good portable antenna to use with my K1. I am sure several of you have built one at some time. Question: what is your opinion about it's performance and efficiency? Thanks and 73, John K4QQ.

Sent from my iPad




--
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)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: Tonites 40m Net(s)

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I was trying out a new transmitter tonight ( 7 QSOs so far ), a 6V6 crystal
oscillator running 4 Watts output. Pardon the keying for the next few weeks as
I re-learn how to use a Hallicrafters HA-1/TO keyer. It has relay keying so I
can use it to key the cathode keyed tube rigs here at N5AF.

My 7122 crystal is slightly low in frequency, so keep me in mind when QNI
time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________________________________

Tonites 40m Net(s)

I rather suspect that Terry will have a much better response in the morning
than I will this evening. That's just the way it is at this time of year,
it will get better as spring approaches. I wish I could join y'all on the
Thursday morning nets but my boss insists that I be at work and that that I
be about my duties! Whatta guy...
Have fun tomorrow AM. I'll see what happens on the early net as it may not
be worth running the late net, keep an eye on QRPSpots and the e-mail, I'll
post my intentions after the early net. It would seem that the later it
gets the longer the band goes, oh well... I see from the news that there
was a large flare, I also wonder how this will affect performance of the
band.
God Bless all and stay safe/warm/operating.
Wayne - KC0PMH


Norcal doublet

John Adams <johnk4qq@...>
 

I have been a ham for 52 years. During that time I have made nearly all of my antennas, except for a beam. I don't know why, but during this time I have not constructed a Norcal Doublet. From reading about it, it seems like it would make a good portable antenna to use with my K1. I am sure several of you have built one at some time. Question: what is your opinion about it's performance and efficiency? Thanks and 73, John K4QQ.

Sent from my iPad


Re: 4sqrp Thursday Morning Net Checkins

w2sh@...
 

With increasing daylight, I doubted that 2 1/2 hours after my NJ sunrise I'd hear you guys.  But doggone, there was Terry, 937 miles distant, pushing an easy 559.  I dropped my callsign at 1450Z, but WBØQQT got answered.  I made it just after him and got 579 from Terry.

The difference in signal reports is because Terry had 73 minutes (Best Regards Sack Time?--gotta love that QZZ!) more darkness than me.

I'll try to QNI on future Thursday mornings, but think my 5W will not do an all daylight path much longer.

72,

Charles, W2SH 

 


Re: Thursday Morning Net Checkins [1 Attachment]

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice turn out guys!
Sounds like band was good.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, WA0ITP wrote:
Great Net this morning, 13 checkins.  I had trouble counting this morning on the first report and threw in 5 from last nite. Thanks to all who checked in.  AA0DD was a first timer, thank you Sam.  NE5DL was using a Cootie key, and Bart, WØIIT made us the first qso on his new PigRig.  Makiing it in were:





--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"


RMRc report

Dale Putnam
 

What a great net today, I admit, I was anticipating an effect of the ol man sun... but 
if there was.. it was good. 
We had 4 check in for chats.

N6MY in Ca,
KF7WNS in Or
K5DL in Tx
AA7CU in AZ

Missed the east.. maybe that was the sun effect?

will be listing for you next Tues, on the (R)ocky (M)ountain (R)egional (c)ontinental net
sponsored by NAQCC but the nets are the only activity NAQCC accepts QRO operation on.
However.. it is simply amazing to me, how often I can run the net just fine at 5 watts, and that
with a wire antenna. 



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

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