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Re: ozarkcon session - lightning talks?

Brian Crittendon
 

Should we get Polyphase in on this talk. WQ8S/Mark

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 11/11/18 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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7:00pm to 9:00pm
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John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.

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SOLD: FlexRadio 1500 QRP Transceiver

Tim McDonough N9PUZ
 

Thanks to all who expressed interest.

Tim N9PUZ

Re: ozarkcon session - lightning talks?

Michael McEwen
 

I like the idea.🙃


On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 10:46 PM Bryan Nehl <k0emt@... wrote:
I was thinking today that it could be fun/interesting if one of the OzarkCon sessions was lightning talks.  What do y'all think?

From wikipedia: "lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz."

72 de Bryan, k0emt

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 11/11/18 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 11 November 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.

10m beacon

Tom Sevart
 

I just put a 10m propagation beacon on the air. Frequency is 28.2095, transmitter is a converted Midland CB running 4W to a vertical dipole. Locator is EM27jm.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: 10m beacon

Bob Parr
 

Pardon a newbie dumb question, but what is the purpose of a beacon.  And is that the solid tones that I come across in the bands?
 
Bob
KG5GTE

> I just put a 10m propagation beacon on the air.  Frequency is
> 28.2095, transmitter is a converted Midland CB running 4W to a
> vertical dipole. Locator is EM27jm.

Re: 10m beacon

Tom Sevart
 

On 11/11/18 20:40, Bob Parr wrote:
Pardon a newbie dumb question, but what is the purpose of a beacon.  And is that the solid tones that I come across in the bands?
Bob
KG5GTE
It's a propagation beacon, used to indicate when the band is open and where to. If I listen and hear beacons coming in from, say, the northeastern U.S., I know that conditions are right for communicating in those areas. Not always needed on lower HF bands, but for higher bands like 10 meters beacons are quite helpful since those bands aren't always open. The mode used is CW, not a solid tone.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: 10m beacon

Bob Parr
 

Thanks!

> On 11/11/18 20:40, Bob Parr wrote:
>> Pardon a newbie dumb question, but what is the purpose of a
>> beacon.  And is that the solid tones that I come across in the
>> bands? Bob KG5GTE
>>
>
> It's a propagation beacon, used to indicate when the band is open
> and where to.  If I listen and hear beacons coming in from, say,
> the northeastern U.S., I know that conditions are right for
> communicating in those areas. Not always needed on lower HF bands,
> but for higher bands like 10 meters beacons are quite helpful since
> those bands aren't always open.  The mode used is CW, not a solid
> tone.

Re: 10m beacon

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

Hey Tom.... why does your email have an attachment named tmsevart.vcf
that contains 4 bytes of text data that says "null" ?


On 11/11/18 20:40, Bob Parr wrote:
> Pardon a newbie dumb question, but what is the purpose of a beacon.  And is that the solid tones that I come across in the bands?
> Bob
> KG5GTE

It's a propagation beacon, used to indicate when the band is open and where to.  If I listen and hear beacons coming in from, say, the northeastern U.S., I know that conditions are right for communicating in those areas. Not always needed on lower HF bands, but for higher bands like 10 meters beacons are quite helpful since those bands aren't always open.  The mode used is CW, not a solid tone.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Re: 10m beacon

Tom Sevart
 

On 11/11/18 22:04, Rob via Groups.Io wrote:
Hey Tom.... why does your email have an attachment named tmsevart.vcf
that contains 4 bytes of text data that says "null" ?
I didn't know it did. Maybe I need to run malware/virus scan software.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Don’t forget to send in your SSS score. Please do so by tomorrow at the latest. I plan to tabulate everything by tomorrow night.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On Nov 12, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:

On 11/11/18 22:04, Rob via Groups.Io wrote:
Hey Tom.... why does your email have an attachment named tmsevart.vcf
that contains 4 bytes of text data that says "null" ?
I didn't know it did. Maybe I need to run malware/virus scan software.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





<tmsevart.vcf>

Re: 10m beacon

Johnny Matlock
 

That’s supposed to be a electronic business card.
I tried to view it but I’m not sure how to open it.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 11/11/18 22:04, Rob via Groups.Io wrote:
> Hey Tom.... why does your email have an attachment named tmsevart.vcf
> that contains 4 bytes of text data that says "null" ?
>

I didn't know it did.  Maybe I need to run malware/virus scan software.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





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Re: 10m beacon

Tom Sevart
 

On 11/12/18 07:51, Johnny Matlock wrote:
That’s supposed to be a electronic business card.
I tried to view it but I’m not sure how to open it.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
OK, well if I can find out how to turn it off, I will.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: 10m beacon

W0MQY
 

Great Tom...   I probably won't be able to hear you but will take a listen just in case..   I never could hear your other beacon when you had it on the air..

72/73  Joe   W0MQY

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 8:23 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
I just put a 10m propagation beacon on the air.  Frequency is 28.2095,
transmitter is a converted Midland CB running 4W to a vertical dipole.
Locator is EM27jm.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





Re: 10m beacon

AG1P Ron
 

If you have MS Outlook, it will open into Contacts, where you can save the info. The business card is stored in the signature you are using. Not sure if you can open the signature and delete it or delete the signature and recreate it without the card

72 - Ron - AG1P

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Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 10m beacon

On 11/12/18 07:51, Johnny Matlock wrote:
That’s supposed to be a electronic business card.
I tried to view it but I’m not sure how to open it.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
OK, well if I can find out how to turn it off, I will.
--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: 10m beacon

Tom Sevart
 

OK, I should have that crap turned off now. Not sure how it got turned on in the first place, but there's a setting for "Attach your vCard." I've turned it off so hopefully no more useless attachments from me.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: 10m beacon

Johnny Matlock
 

Looks like you got it Tom
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:31 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
OK, I should have that crap turned off now.  Not sure how it got turned
on in the first place, but there's a setting for "Attach your vCard."
I've turned it off so hopefully no more useless attachments from me.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




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Re: 10m beacon

wa2cky
 

Here is another question - I am familiar with the concept of beacons but just became aware of WSPR (although I have no receiver setup for WSPR).  Doesn't WSPR kind of eliminate the need for beacons? What are the pluses and minuses of beacons and WSPR?

73
Bob, WA2CKY

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 8:23 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
I just put a 10m propagation beacon on the air.  Frequency is 28.2095,
transmitter is a converted Midland CB running 4W to a vertical dipole.
Locator is EM27jm.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





Re: ozarkcon session - lightning talks?

wa2cky
 

Now that is a shocking idea!  (sorry, just had to add that)

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 12:38 PM Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io <aaa5mi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Should we get Polyphase in on this talk. WQ8S/Mark