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Logbook of the world versus eQSL

Phil Anderson
 


Hi 4sqrpers..........

I've been researching on "best" logging programs and whether to
go with LOTW or eQSL for uploading QSO data. There is lots of
junk mail about these subjects on the various forums; ; however,
I found a nicely balanced review of Logbook of the World (ARRL)
at NK7Z's side:

http://nk7z.net/review-of-arrl-log-book-of-the-world

Over the years, Dale's reviews have been good.

Curious what some of you might be using if any?

unc Phil, W0xi, Lawrence, KS



Re: Freezing Rain

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dan 
Good day to play radio!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Monday, February 17, 2014, Dan Reynolds <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

Getting freezing rain in central IL today. I couldn't get out of my driveway to get to work. Wind is picking up now. Hopefully it will get in the 30's as they forecast.

73
Dan -- KB9JLO



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


Freezing Rain

Dan Reynolds
 

Getting freezing rain in central IL today. I couldn't get out of my driveway to get to work. Wind is picking up now. Hopefully it will get in the 30's as they forecast.


Re: Echos on 15 meters

Jim Sheldon
 

I wasn't QRP either this time. I'm field testing some new K3 and their high power antenna tuner firmware in the contest so I was actually running 600 watts at the time. Having fun playing with the big boys in this one. Right now taking a coffee break. Last QSO rate was 72/hr. That's actually a personal best for me. Propagation on all bands but 160 has been phenomenal. Been a long time since ALL bands were open for an entire contest weekend!

Jim - W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 16, 2014, at 6:42 AM, "Pat" <pmk@juno.com> wrote:

That is always cool! I remember the first time I experienced that I was loading up a linear on 15 to do some RTTY back in the day and was quite amazed. And of coarse it came back a few Hz down.

Never experienced that QRP though.

72
Pat KD4OBQ

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ARRL DX Contest.....

Phil Anderson
 

You are correct Jim,

It is the ARRL DX contest; what fun!

unc Phil.


Re: 15 minutes of QRP fun

Dale Putnam
 

197 Qs and 98 mults ..  with 9 hrs invested... 
all dressed up with a Bow Tie.

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



To: 4sqrp@...; bdwink@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:33:18 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 15 minutes of QRP fun

 
Good job Bruce.
I heard the contest but didnt join in.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...> wrote:
 
Dipped my toes into the 15 meter cw pond late this afternoon and had my
15 minutes of QRP fame. Worked Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, Brazil and Curacao
in that order between 0035 and 0050Z 16FEB14. Used the TenTec Argo 556
at 3-4 watts (depending on which meter one believes! ) and a 40 meter
inverted vee, center at 33 feet. The QSO with Guam certainly makes the
1000 MPW club and, if one of the meters is to believed (3 watts), it's a
solid 2000 MPW at 7200+ miles from Tulsa.

Now this is FUN!! Granted, these were contest stations with hundreds of
feet of aluminum tubing way up in the air but ....It still amazes me
that a simple 40 meter inverted vee, excited by a "night-light" power
transmitter can make the circuit over 7200 miles out into the vast
Pacific. *This* is why I love radio!

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK




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Re: 15 minutes of QRP fun

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good job Bruce.
I heard the contest but didnt join in.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...> wrote:
 

Dipped my toes into the 15 meter cw pond late this afternoon and had my
15 minutes of QRP fame. Worked Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, Brazil and Curacao
in that order between 0035 and 0050Z 16FEB14. Used the TenTec Argo 556
at 3-4 watts (depending on which meter one believes! ) and a 40 meter
inverted vee, center at 33 feet. The QSO with Guam certainly makes the
1000 MPW club and, if one of the meters is to believed (3 watts), it's a
solid 2000 MPW at 7200+ miles from Tulsa.

Now this is FUN!! Granted, these were contest stations with hundreds of
feet of aluminum tubing way up in the air but ....It still amazes me
that a simple 40 meter inverted vee, excited by a "night-light" power
transmitter can make the circuit over 7200 miles out into the vast
Pacific. *This* is why I love radio!

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK



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


Re: Echos on 15 meters

KD4OBQ
 

That is always cool! I remember the first time I experienced that I was loading up a linear on 15 to do some RTTY back in the day and was quite amazed. And of coarse it came back a few Hz down.

Never experienced that QRP though.

72
Pat KD4OBQ

AR
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Echos on 15 meters

Jim Sheldon
 

Prop is so long tonight on 15 that I can tap the key with a short dit and actually hear my echo coming back all the way around!  10 is still open a bit to the Far East as well!
 
Jim - W0EB
 


15 minutes of QRP fun

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

Dipped my toes into the 15 meter cw pond late this afternoon and had my 15 minutes of QRP fame. Worked Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, Brazil and Curacao in that order between 0035 and 0050Z 16FEB14. Used the TenTec Argo 556 at 3-4 watts (depending on which meter one believes! ) and a 40 meter inverted vee, center at 33 feet. The QSO with Guam certainly makes the 1000 MPW club and, if one of the meters is to believed (3 watts), it's a solid 2000 MPW at 7200+ miles from Tulsa.

Now this is FUN!! Granted, these were contest stations with hundreds of feet of aluminum tubing way up in the air but ....It still amazes me that a simple 40 meter inverted vee, excited by a "night-light" power transmitter can make the circuit over 7200 miles out into the vast Pacific. *This* is why I love radio!

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Bill Cromwell
 

Thanks Phil for reminding me why I stay out of Rome.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 02/15/2014 08:00 PM, Phil Anderson wrote:
so I guess it's eat like the Romans when in Rome!

72, unc Phil, W0XI




Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Jim Sheldon
 

Phil,
It's not WPX, it's the ARRL International DX contest.  US and Canadian Stations can work only DX stations & vice versa.  DX exchange is RST plus their power.  US & Canadians send RST & state or province.

Jim - W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 15, 2014, at 7:00 PM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

Thanks Rick and Bill.............

Seems as if the guys operating from 28000 to 28025 in the
WPX contest today and tomorrow use a lot of these
codes and their code rate  is faster than I'm used to too.........but I got
by by listening to their calls a number of times....they were
all european calls since this is a WPX exchange from there
with either Canadians or US op this side of the big pond.

I noticed that a great many of them were using a KW or at least 5TT.
Ha, little ole me.....I was running my FT450D at an outragious 50 Watts!
Most of them heard me but I sometimes had to wait in the pileup until
the CA kilowatt guys got their share, hi. Long live moderate power!!! 

I head JTT, aNN, N, 1TT,  3TT and other abbrevs.....seems like a great veriety,
also heard KW......with obvious meaning. Nearly all of them were using
these abbreviations, so I guess it's eat like the Romans when in Rome!

I decided to work 26 contacts, labeling in the margin A.....to Z for the
number of contacts made, then when reaching Z I quit - had other stuff to do
at home. My join WPX again in the morning. Plenty of signals from 8 AM
through 10 AM today  .........was really fun.

72, unc Phil, W0XI





Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Jim,

I found the "cut" number list on the web.......

Unc Phil............


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Rick and Bill.............

Seems as if the guys operating from 28000 to 28025 in the
WPX contest today and tomorrow use a lot of these
codes and their code rate  is faster than I'm used to too.........but I got
by by listening to their calls a number of times....they were
all european calls since this is a WPX exchange from there
with either Canadians or US op this side of the big pond.

I noticed that a great many of them were using a KW or at least 5TT.
Ha, little ole me.....I was running my FT450D at an outragious 50 Watts!
Most of them heard me but I sometimes had to wait in the pileup until
the CA kilowatt guys got their share, hi. Long live moderate power!!! 

I head JTT, aNN, N, 1TT,  3TT and other abbrevs.....seems like a great veriety,
also heard KW......with obvious meaning. Nearly all of them were using
these abbreviations, so I guess it's eat like the Romans when in Rome!

I decided to work 26 contacts, labeling in the margin A.....to Z for the
number of contacts made, then when reaching Z I quit - had other stuff to do
at home. My join WPX again in the morning. Plenty of signals from 8 AM
through 10 AM today  .........was really fun.

72, unc Phil, W0XI





Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Jim Sheldon
 

Having been a "morse intercept operator" many years ago, I had to learn the "cut" numbers. The standard ones are:
1-A
2-U
3-W
4-V
5-E
6-B
7-Z
8-D
9-N
0-T

The ones generally in use by today's hams are A, E, N and T for 1, 5, 9 and 0 respectively.

Jim, W0EB


Sent from my iPad

On Feb 15, 2014, at 6:35 PM, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com> wrote:

On 02/15/2014 07:18 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts. N for 9 is
pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them
and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either. As
my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good
communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that
most people won't recognize. If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick
Rick,

Make that four cents. There once was the long dash (not a 'T') as a
substitute for zero but if you don't use a straight key or a bug you're
out of luck sending one of those. Most of the time when we try to make
shortcuts and abbreviations we end up with meaningless alphabet soup,
babbling, and straight gibberish. 'N' and '9' are completely different
things and that's why they are spelled differently. I do know from
overexposure what the 5NN is but if that 'N' get used in another
context...well I just shrug, take a sip of coffee, and move on.

That's a lot for an additional two cents.

73,

Bill KU8H




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Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Bill Cromwell
 

On 02/15/2014 07:18 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts. N for 9 is pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either. As my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that most people won't recognize. If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick
Rick,

Make that four cents. There once was the long dash (not a 'T') as a substitute for zero but if you don't use a straight key or a bug you're out of luck sending one of those. Most of the time when we try to make shortcuts and abbreviations we end up with meaningless alphabet soup, babbling, and straight gibberish. 'N' and '9' are completely different things and that's why they are spelled differently. I do know from overexposure what the 5NN is but if that 'N' get used in another context...well I just shrug, take a sip of coffee, and move on.

That's a lot for an additional two cents.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Wed Niite 80M Checkins

Rick Bennett
 

First time in long time to get checked in and on the air period.  My ham shack has been mostly non-operational for quite a while and I am gradually getting things cleaned up again.

I echo that thanks for Herb taking net control and putting up with my rusty fist.

de KC0PET, Rick



From: wa0itp@...
To: "4sqrp" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:43:44 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed Niite 80M Checkins

 

Many thanks to Herb, WR9H for being NCS last night on the 80M CW net. Making it in were:

KV6Z...........OK.....Bill
AC0BQ........KS......Johnny
KC0PET.......MO....Rick
WN0WWY...KS.....Dale
KF0XV..........KS.....Joe

72 Terry WAØITP



Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Rick Bennett
 

IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts.  N for 9 is pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either.  As my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that most people won't recognize.  If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Chuck Carpenter"
To: 4sqrp@..., "Phil Anderson"
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:08:55 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

 

Phil,

Look up More Code Cut Numbers.


 his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.





Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Chuck Carpenter
 

Phil,

Look up More Code Cut Numbers.


 his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.





Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: FS: K2 SN 6040 With Acessories

bobby rolph
 

Hi Terry. Has the K2 sold yet/
Bobby



On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:41 PM, <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

I thought I'd post this here first before posting on the other reflectors.
---------------------
Due to an insatiable lust for a new rig, I'm selling my very fine K2/10. Cosmetically it is 9+ on a scale of 10, and it comes with these modules and all the documentation.

KAF2 Audio Filter and Real Time Clock.
KAT2 Automatic Antenna Tuner
K160RX 160 Meter Module with Receive Antenna Switch
K102 Auxillary I/O Module for Computer Control
Serial Port Cable
KSB2 SSB Adapter
MH2 Microphone
Custom Cover

It functions exactly as designed and has been in a non smoking environment since being built by Larry Draughn, AE4LD. Larry is the owner of LnR Precision, Inc. and his building skills are excellent. Don Welhelm, W3FPR aligned the rig, and it plays perfectly.

I'm asking $800 shipped and insured in CONUS. DX pse contact me for shipping charges.

Thank you for considering.

72 Terry WAØITP


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