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Re: grommet strips

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Mike,

That nylon edging material is cool...........nice for coils.......

unc Phil


HEY 4SQRPERS......TEN IN WIDE OPEN RIGH TNOW

Phil Anderson
 

HEY GUYS,

10-METERS IS WIDE OPEN RIGHT NOW. JUST WORKED TEN EURO
STATIONS IN A ROW FOR THE ARRL DX CONTEST..............THEY ARE
ALL BUNCHED UP BETWEEN 28002 AND 20024.......GO GET EM...

EURO STATIONS REPORT 5NN AND WATTS
US AND CANADIAN STATIONS REPORT 5NN AND STATE OR PROVINCE.

WHEE

UNC PHIL


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

wb9dlc@...
 

Also, a lot of 100 watt stations will become 99 watt stations and send power as "NN" to shorten the exchange.

Mike - WB9DLC


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

John Lonigro
 

Phil:

Maybe he was sloppy and missed a "dah" at the end. didadadah instead of didadadadah. That would make it 1TT or 100. One hundred Watts seems like a pretty standard value and is what I'd assume.

Just an idea, from a person who sometimes produces sloppy code.

72,

John AA0VE

On 02/15/2014 09:59 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


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

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Phil 
The spring thaw is in the way!
I always thought a T or a long dash was short for just one zero?
Thats my 2 c worth !
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI



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


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

w9qs@...
 


I think it's a short 1.

Mike, W9QS


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Subject: [4sqrp] What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?


 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: grommet strips

Mike Czuhajewski
 

Somewhere I saw an article on how to make a air wound coil by using these strips on a piece of PVC......
This has been covered a few times over the years in the QRP press and elsewhere. One I know about for sure is the Fall (October) 2011 issue of the QRP Quarterly, where it was part of my column. That was based on the web page of Phil Salas, AD5X. You can find his article here:

http://www.ad5x.com/images/Articles/CoilRevB.pdf

Not sure about either of these, but I think he also wrote about this in QRPp quite some tiame ago, as well as QST. The idea has been around for quite some time. (I think one of the St. Louis QRP folks also wrote about it, maybe Dave Gauding.)

As for the grommet strips, here is some info on that from my 2011 column. (This is my commentary)--

"The grommet strips are also known as caterpillar strips, or edge trim. They are available from McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com), a well known industrial supply house. They have no minimum order and I've made many small orders from home. Their stock number for this particular nylon edge trim is 85085K8. It's sold in packages of 25 foot long pieces for about $12, enough to make a number of coils.

"This particular strip gives a coil of 8 turns per inch due to the spacing between the teeth. McMaster has several different versions available. KC6ZZT asked how to determine how many teeth per inch there are since the product descriptions don't give that; he was wondering if it would be possible to get one that would give him 6 turns per inch instead of 8.

"N3OX pointed out that the number of teeth per inch is not part of the specification and really isn't an important parameter, considering the use of this product. It's purpose in life is to fit over the edge of a panel or sheet of metal to provide protection against sharp edges. The important dimensions are the gap between the two rows of teeth (how thick a panel it will fit) and the length of the teeth.

"KC6ZZT later called McMaster; someone went into the warehouse and checked, and told him that all of the nylon strips of this type in the catalog are 8 teeth per inch.

"They also told him that they get them from Thomas & Betts, their part numbers GSNY-052-9-C, GSNY-085-9-C, GSNY-128-9-C, and GSNY-192-9-C. (You can find them on their web page, www.tnb.com, by entering GSNY into the search block.) Thomas & Betts sells them in packages of 100 (and McMaster by packages of 25)."

73......


grommet strips

bobby rolph
 

Somewhere I saw an article on how to make a air wound coil by using these strips on a piece of PVC. Then you remove the PVC and you have a nice round coil to use with a vertical whip. Does anyone of this article and where can I order these grommet strips?
72
Bobby


Re: Seneca Area Saturday Luncheon Gathering

Daniel Mullen
 

Dave,
  Diana and I won't be able to make it Saturday.  I have a commitment at church.  
  We are looking forward to seeing everyone next month and at Ozarkcon!
  73 Daniel KD0SZS

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 12, 2014, at 15:55, David Bixler <qrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi folks:

The Seneca area 4SQRP luncheon gathering will be this upcoming Saturday,
February 15th. Lunch is at 11:00 at the Country Cupboard restaurant in
beautiful downtown Seneca MO.

By the way, I saw a posting that the Kansas QRP'ers are planning a lunch
meeting over in their area. That's great! No reason why there can't
be local area gatherings all over the 4SQRP territory. There's plenty of
opportunities for everybody to have some fun.

The Seneca weather forecast is looking pretty nice for Saturday! Maybe
spring is finally on the way.

73, Dave W0CH

OzarkCon is less than 2 months away.....


FS: K2 SN 6040 With Acessories

WA0ITP
 

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


Re: w0xi and kv6z had their own 8:30 net on 7122 hi

Michael McShan
 

I tried to check in, but again the Okie filter seems to have been on.

73, Mike W5RST

On Feb 13, 2014, at 8:57 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

Heard nothing on 7122 this morning, 
so called net after ten minutes .....
and got one.......KV6Z. 

Guess we missed an announcement or 
email about it? 

Net list
Phil to Bill &
Bill to Phil

w0xi & KV6z, hi, 72.



Re: w0xi and kv6z had their own 8:30 net on 7122 hi

John Lonigro
 

Phil:

Terry said he would be unable to run the net this morning and hoped someone would take his place.  I guess you did, but maybe a little too late for those standing by.  As usual, I forgot all about it until I received your email a few minutes ago.

72,

John AA0VE


On 02/13/2014 08:57 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

Heard nothing on 7122 this morning,
so called net after ten minutes .....
and got one.......KV6Z.

Guess we missed an announcement or
email about it?

Net list
Phil to Bill &
Bill to Phil

w0xi & KV6z, hi, 72.



w0xi and kv6z had their own 8:30 net on 7122 hi

Phil Anderson
 

Heard nothing on 7122 this morning,
so called net after ten minutes .....
and got one.......KV6Z.

Guess we missed an announcement or
email about it?

Net list
Phil to Bill &
Bill to Phil

w0xi & KV6z, hi, 72.


Wed Niite 80M Checkins

WA0ITP
 

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: cw on tv

email4utoo@...
 

i dont know Dave , my forks and spoons are always jumping in my hands with tasty food ! lol


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, I*A
K6QKL Chuck, Fairview Hts., IL
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO
KD0SSD Leon, Pittsburgh, KS
WB0MHU Bill, House Sprgs, MO
N0PXI Don, Keota, OK
WB4SIA Jerry, Waseca, MN.
KA0EGE Jeff, Pittsburgh, KS
Good net, good band, good grp.
Tnx fer all that checked in.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: Web Based SDR

KK0S
 

Jeremy - Terry - 

Here is a link to one in Europe that I have used several times previously.  IT IS POTENT!
It's really amazing to hear what your signal is sounding like on the other end of the circuit.  

It is multi-user.  Enjoy!

72
Bruce - KK0s


Re: Tonight's 40m net

Sam Neal
 

Hello All,

Whadda Dummy!

Tonight the rig was " The " L'il Giant with the single 6T9 tube running 4
Watts output. I had a QSO with N5RDN 65 or so miles away just before the net
on 7120. I changed crystals and when the net started I showed no output, even
on the lowest milli-Watt scale, there was almost nothing showing. It was Malox
and Alka-Seltzer time because the net had already started! Then I noticed as I
called Wayne that the field strength meter was showing it's usual good
strength inside the shack. I had left the forward/reflected SWR switch in the
reflected position. After 57 years I am still making beginners mistakes. hi

Thanks to all who make my Wednesday evenings interesting I look forward to
this net and those who do everything behind the scenes.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
________________________________________________________________________


Re: Tonight's 40m net

Michael McShan
 

Hi Wayne, 

You were 549 to 559 here in OK City.  I was using my HW-8 that I built in 1984, and you sounded good.  Too bad my 2W were not enough for the other direction.

73, Mike W5RST

On Feb 12, 2014, at 8:16 PM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:


GE Folks,
In the interests of full disclosure I was running my FT920 at the 1 watt level (QRPOmeter measured) and that seemed to do OK. Thanks for putting up with the mistakes, the robot is away for service so the human had to do it :)
A good net tonight, although conditions went down the tubes fast as we approached 20:00 local. Here's the results:
KV6Z - Bill - OK
AC0BQ - Johnny - KS
W5XE - Ray - TX, nice to hear you back Ray
N0YJ - Bert - KS, some to you Bert, It's been a while
N5AF - Sam - TX
WB6JBM - Rick - OH. Welcome Rick, please let me know if I screwed up (again) condx were tough when you called.
To all many thanks and to all whom I didn't hear, let's keep trying.
72/3 es God Bless to all, stay safe and warm.
Wayne - KC0PMH
.
 



Michael McShan W5RST
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Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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