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Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

The St. Louis QRP Society has been doing Field Day for years -- all battery power (and a little solar too!). We have a lot of fun.

Our 2017 outing was written up in the ARRL MW Division Newsletter: http://www.arrlmidwest.org/pdfs/arlmwd-aug2017news.pdf

And here's a little info about FD2018: https://www.slqs.net/another-great-fd-for-slqs/

You can see photos of our past outings here: http://photos.slqs.net

If you're in the St. Louis area, we'd love to have you join us this year.

Maybe we should have a "4 States QRP FD Site Locator" on the 4SQRP web page...?




On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:46 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Would there be any interest in making a serious QRP Field Day effort for 2019?   Any discussion on this?

72,

Chas - NK8O


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Jeff N0̷MII

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/09/2018 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

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

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

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Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Tom Sevart
 

On 12/07/18 09:54, Gerry Edson wrote:
I have long wanted to do qrp on Field Day, but no locals seem interested.
Jerry, WA0KNW
I just show up with my QRP radios anyway.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Group
Bert, Terry and myself used to do field day at Weston Bend State Park, just across the river in MO.
Nice tall trees, clean camp sites, quiet area.

We spent as much time eating and visiting as working field day!

Just a thought?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:28 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 12/07/18 09:54, Gerry Edson wrote:
> I have long wanted to do qrp on Field Day, but no locals seem interested.
> Jerry, WA0KNW

I just show up with my QRP radios anyway.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




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Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Charles W. Powell
 

That’s a nice site, Johnny.  I’d likely join you there.  Can we get permission to stay overnight and set up tents and campers?

I have set up at a park local to me, Lewis & Young Park in Louisburg KS but I do need to get permission from the city to stay the weekend.  It is also a nice site on flat ground with lots of good trees.  I have a new 30 Ah LiFePO4 battery that would last a good long time at either site!

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 7, 2018, at 7:51 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group
Bert, Terry and myself used to do field day at Weston Bend State Park, just across the river in MO.
Nice tall trees, clean camp sites, quiet area.

We spent as much time eating and visiting as working field day!

Just a thought?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:28 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 12/07/18 09:54, Gerry Edson wrote:
> I have long wanted to do qrp on Field Day, but no locals seem interested.
> Jerry, WA0KNW

I just show up with my QRP radios anyway.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




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SSS is tomorrow

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget the December Second Sunday Sprint is coming up tomorrow night (7:00-9:00 Sunday night central time).  Please tabulate your score by Tuesday night at the latest.  I will try to remember to come up with the December winner as well as the 2018 overall winner by Wednesday morning.  As always, when the new year comes, everyone's score magically reverts to 0 and we will start all over again with the 2019 SSS.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Chas
It’s a state park, so you can rent camp sites.
We usually reserved at least 2 side by side so we could string wires across both.
Tents and campers are welcome.
73
Johnny 

On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That’s a nice site, Johnny.  I’d likely join you there.  Can we get permission to stay overnight and set up tents and campers?

I have set up at a park local to me, Lewis & Young Park in Louisburg KS but I do need to get permission from the city to stay the weekend.  It is also a nice site on flat ground with lots of good trees.  I have a new 30 Ah LiFePO4 battery that would last a good long time at either site!

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 7, 2018, at 7:51 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group
Bert, Terry and myself used to do field day at Weston Bend State Park, just across the river in MO.
Nice tall trees, clean camp sites, quiet area.

We spent as much time eating and visiting as working field day!

Just a thought?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:28 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 12/07/18 09:54, Gerry Edson wrote:
> I have long wanted to do qrp on Field Day, but no locals seem interested.
> Jerry, WA0KNW

I just show up with my QRP radios anyway.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




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Re: ARRL Field Day 2019

Casey
 

Gerry, on FD Saturday, I travel about 60 miles to a Club FD Site and operate. It is QRO, and I get my yearly SSB Fix. On Sunday, I operate QRP CW from my yard. I only have QRP CW on HF. I have heard rumors on any QRP guy in the next County :O 

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/09/2018 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

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

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 12/09/2018 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 9 December 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.

Congratulations Chas on making ur TX7. I will look forward to working you when you start ur Senator run, cause you get to start over.....cul de Paul N0NBD

Paul Smith
 



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Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Please remember to send in your score by tomorrow night, so I can tabulate everything Wednesday morning.

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

G5RV Antenna

George H. Gates
 

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

Paul Smith
 

George,
 I did have a G5RV and it was fed with coax no balun. When the wind broke the 450 ohm window line I spliced on a hunk of window line and used a 4-1 balun.
de Paul N0NBD

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Subject: [4SQRP] G5RV Antenna
 
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

Don Pitchford
 

I had a home brewed G5RV some years ago.  I used a LDG 4:1 balun to match the  450 Ohm ladder-line. It seemed to work as well as any other G5RV I have experienced.  
Don, W9EBK 

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

Martin
 

No balun on mine. Goes directly to coax which goes to the tuner. It works well with minimal RF in the shack. It's been my primary antenna for more than ten years.

Martin
K0BXB

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

W9QS
 

I’ve used the G5RV for years.  No balun and followed the original p,an by adjusting the ladderline to coax connection for the lowest SWR on 20 WITHOUT the tuner.  

My 2 cents worth

On Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:39 PM, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

Frank Perkins
 

Twenty years ago, my G5RV came with a balun.
Dipole with coil in each leg, a length of window line from the center feedpoint, then a balun with SO239 to connect with 50ohm coax to shack.
 Worked great with ends about 38 ft, and middle sagged to about 35 ft.
I fed it with about 50ft of RG-8 coax running along the ground to the balun dangling about 2 ft up from the ground.
If yours didn't come with a 4 to 1 balun, buy or make one.

On Dec 10, 2018 1:39 PM, "George H. Gates via Groups.Io" <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI


Re: G5RV Antenna

Dave Benson
 

George-

I use a homebrewed dual-core (Guanella) balun. It's in a 4x4" weatherproof ABS enclosure mounted just outside my shack window.

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 4:39 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI

Re: G5RV Antenna

Bob - K2KI
 

I use 21' of coax wrapped so its inside diameter is 6" with coax feed on one end and straight to 450 Ohm Ladder Line.
Been using this for years and I have little to no trouble tuning the beast. Works QRP or QRO.
My 2 cents.
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73...
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 12/10/2018 4:39 PM, George H. Gates via Groups.Io wrote:

If you are using a G5RV what are you using for the balun? Not interested in any ones opinion wether ant is good or not. just comment on balun. Tnx Geo/W2BPI