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Re: oldie but a goldie Tenna dipper

 

David,
Congrats.
That is one beautiful build
BOB  AF2DX


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] oldie but a goldie Tenna dipper

N i ce J ob and a useful accessory.  Congrats
72 WAØITP
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On 12/12/2018 12:00 AM, N8DAH wrote:
Just finished my tenna dipper kit from long ago. Its a souped up version with a multi turn 10k, I want to fit in a freq counter but I don't think I can fit any more into it!
Also used a micro rotary for the band switching.
Just thought I would share.

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David
  N8DAH
 

Re: Sked results on 3564

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

TERRY BEEN DOING OK ON 3560  ES 7060   80 AFTER ABT. 7PM    MOSTLY EVER WHERE BUT WEST


On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 7:20 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
At 6p I was able to work N0XM, Mike from Wichita he was abt an S4 early on, rising to S9 near the end. I was much weaker on his end. 

At abt 6:45 I heard some GA stations at S7

At 7P I listened and called for AC0BQ and N0NBD, but no joy.

Conclusion? None, the sample size is too small.  But it may indicate that the band goes long after 6 or so.  Or my antenna needs maintenance, or it may mean nothing.  But is was fun trying.  Tnx Mike for the call, appreciate it. 
72 WAØITP
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On 12/13/2018 2:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA
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Re: Sked Anyone?

Paul Goemans
 

I got on 80 meters earlier because I was leaving the QTH at 7 PM. Called CQ on 3564 from  0030Z to about 0045Z, no takers. But 35 spots for me on the reverse beacon network!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: kim arbaugh via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:27 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Sked Anyone?
 
I am normally on in the evening around 6:00Pm on 7005khz

72/Fred/KA4RUR
 
 



-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Sked Anyone?

Yes, tn x, been a long time since we worked each other, sri I have bee n lax in operati ng.  cu at 7 on 3564
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On 12/13/2018 4:49 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
I can be on around 7:00 tonight.
3564?
Johnny AC0BQ
 
On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 2:48 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA
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www.4sqrp.com
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Re: Sked Anyone?

W0MQY
 

Hi Terry,
Would love to have a sked with you but I haven't heard anybody on the 4 state nets.  I have also listened for you on Thursday mornings and still nothing.  I can't hear any of the net control stations. I always check the net reports and the calls are very long skip. I tried the SSS and only heard 3 calls working.  Again all very long skip.  I'm going to try an NVIS antenna to see if that might help.  I figure Johnny, Paul, and Bill are too close to me and probably skipping over me.   I'll keep listening and trying to figure out something that works.

73 joe  W0MQY

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 14:48 WA0ITP <wa0itp@... wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Re: Sked Anyone?

Charles W. Powell
 

I know you guys all work real jobs with regular hours, but I will be on 40 meters most afternoons hanging around the SKCC frequencies (need 31 for T8).  I leave the radio on in the evening, but most times after sunset 40 meters is finished.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 14, 2018, at 7:38 AM, W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:

Hi Terry,
Would love to have a sked with you but I haven't heard anybody on the 4 state nets.  I have also listened for you on Thursday mornings and still nothing.  I can't hear any of the net control stations. I always check the net reports and the calls are very long skip. I tried the SSS and only heard 3 calls working.  Again all very long skip.  I'm going to try an NVIS antenna to see if that might help.  I figure Johnny, Paul, and Bill are too close to me and probably skipping over me.   I'll keep listening and trying to figure out something that works.

73 joe  W0MQY

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 14:48 WA0ITP <wa0itp@... wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA 
-- 
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Sked Anyone?

Paul Smith
 

Ill listen for U Chas, I will be glad to give U my S when U start ur S run de Paul

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 11:19 PM
To: 4 State QRP
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Sked Anyone?
 
I know you guys all work real jobs with regular hours, but I will be on 40 meters most afternoons hanging around the SKCC frequencies (need 31 for T8).  I leave the radio on in the evening, but most times after sunset 40 meters is finished.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 14, 2018, at 7:38 AM, W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:

Hi Terry,
Would love to have a sked with you but I haven't heard anybody on the 4 state nets.  I have also listened for you on Thursday mornings and still nothing.  I can't hear any of the net control stations. I always check the net reports and the calls are very long skip. I tried the SSS and only heard 3 calls working.  Again all very long skip.  I'm going to try an NVIS antenna to see if that might help.  I figure Johnny, Paul, and Bill are too close to me and probably skipping over me.   I'll keep listening and trying to figure out something that works.

73 joe  W0MQY

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 14:48 WA0ITP <wa0itp@... wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA 
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Sked Anyone?

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Chas
I can help u a little bit.
I have a old rusty SKCC T number!
We would have to do 80 meters.
72
Johnny 

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 5:19 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I know you guys all work real jobs with regular hours, but I will be on 40 meters most afternoons hanging around the SKCC frequencies (need 31 for T8).  I leave the radio on in the evening, but most times after sunset 40 meters is finished.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 14, 2018, at 7:38 AM, W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:

Hi Terry,
Would love to have a sked with you but I haven't heard anybody on the 4 state nets.  I have also listened for you on Thursday mornings and still nothing.  I can't hear any of the net control stations. I always check the net reports and the calls are very long skip. I tried the SSS and only heard 3 calls working.  Again all very long skip.  I'm going to try an NVIS antenna to see if that might help.  I figure Johnny, Paul, and Bill are too close to me and probably skipping over me.   I'll keep listening and trying to figure out something that works.

73 joe  W0MQY

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 14:48 WA0ITP <wa0itp@... wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA 
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



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Re: Sked Anyone?

Charles W. Powell
 

We definitely need to exchange SKCC numbers Johnny, but I can’t tune up on 80 from here at the hotel.  Or at least I haven’t figured it out yet.

72,

Chas - NK8O 

On Dec 14, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Chas
I can help u a little bit.
I have a old rusty SKCC T number!
We would have to do 80 meters.
72
Johnny 

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 5:19 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I know you guys all work real jobs with regular hours, but I will be on 40 meters most afternoons hanging around the SKCC frequencies (need 31 for T8).  I leave the radio on in the evening, but most times after sunset 40 meters is finished.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Dec 14, 2018, at 7:38 AM, W0MQY <womquee@...> wrote:

Hi Terry,
Would love to have a sked with you but I haven't heard anybody on the 4 state nets.  I have also listened for you on Thursday mornings and still nothing.  I can't hear any of the net control stations. I always check the net reports and the calls are very long skip. I tried the SSS and only heard 3 calls working.  Again all very long skip.  I'm going to try an NVIS antenna to see if that might help.  I figure Johnny, Paul, and Bill are too close to me and probably skipping over me.   I'll keep listening and trying to figure out something that works.

73 joe  W0MQY

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 14:48 WA0ITP <wa0itp@... wrote:
Time for me to quit grouching about the propagation and try to do something about it.  Anyone want to try a sked from the Four State area into SEIA? Anyday, anytime, and any band.  I suspect 80M at about 6 or 7P would work ok.

TIA 
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com





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Unbuilt 4SQRP SS-RX, SS-TX and Magic Box kits for sale

Steve Ireland <vk6vz@...>
 

For sale is are three unbuilt 4-State QRP kits to build a high-performance 40m QRP CW station, with full-break-in and capable of up to 9W output.

The items are:

1. K8IQY SS-40 Stable and Sensitive 40M Receiver 
The SS-40 high performance receiver was designed by Jim Kortge, K8IQY. SS stands for "Stable and Sensitive". It has an extremely quiet amplifier chain and a matched crystal IF filter provides a steep-sided 500 Hz bandpass and outstanding opposite sideband rejection. A variable crystal oscillator provides 25-30 kHZ of smooth stable tuning. Further details at: http://www.4sqrp.com/SS40.php

2. K8IQY SS-40TX transmitter
This is a companion to the SS-40 receiver and produces up to 9 watts (can be set to 5W), using a hefty, cool running MOSFET as a final. All parts are through-hole lead parts. Further details at: http://www.4sqrp.com/ss40tx.php

3. K8IQY Magic Box TR Switching System
The Magic Box is a solid-state, all-electronic, transmit/receive switching system that allows a separate receiver and transmitter to transceive with full (or semi) QSK. An Atmel Microcontroller handles the timing for five functions- transmitter keying, transmitter antenna switching, receiver antenna switching, receiver audio switching, plus a side tone oscillator. For further details, see http://www.4sqrp.com/MagicBox.php 

 

The three kits were bought as a package from Kanga UK and are being sold as a package. Sorry I realise the Magic Box is highly sought-after, but will not separate. 

 

US$90 for the three kits, plus postage. Payment can be made by PayPal. Please email me in the first instance.

 

Vy 73

 

Steve, VK6VZ

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Re: fun with a Cricket

WA0ITP
 

FB Paul and congrats to you and KC9RH.  Crickets are lots of fun.  Check out the Cricket society here http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/Night_Insect/cricketsociety.html  He can earn this beautiful certificate
72 WAØITP
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www.4sqrp.com
On 11/27/2018 11:31 AM, Paul Goemans wrote:

Hi gang!
  My friend Dan KC9RH and I attended Hamvention this May. Dan bought a Cricket 80A. Finally got built this fall. I was his first contact with it, last Thursday. I sent him a certificate that I mocked up, he loved it!
 
First
              Cricket
  
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

Re: Unbuilt 4SQRP SS-RX, SS-TX and Magic Box kits for sale

Shawn Reed
 

Hello Steve. I will pick up those kits together, please. If first, of course. Shawn reed. kf7yff.


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On Sat, 12/15/18, Steve Ireland <vk6vz@...> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Unbuilt 4SQRP SS-RX, SS-TX and Magic Box kits for sale
To: "4 State QRP" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 AM





For sale is are three unbuilt 4-State
QRP kits to build a high-performance 40m QRP CW station,
with full-break-in and
capable of up to 9W output.

The items are:

1. K8IQY SS-40 Stable
and Sensitive 40M
Receiver 
The SS-40 high performance receiver was
designed by Jim
Kortge, K8IQY. SS stands for "Stable and Sensitive".
It has an extremely quiet
amplifier chain and a matched crystal IF filter provides a
steep-sided 500 Hz
bandpass and outstanding opposite sideband rejection. A
variable crystal
oscillator provides 25-30 kHZ of smooth stable tuning.
Further details at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/SS40.php
2. K8IQY SS-40TX
transmitter
This is a companion to the SS-40 receiver
and produces up to 9
watts (can be set to 5W), using a hefty, cool running MOSFET
as a final. All
parts are through-hole lead parts. Further details at:
http://www.4sqrp.com/ss40tx.php
3.
K8IQY Magic Box TR Switching System
The Magic Box is a solid-state,
all-electronic, transmit/receive switching system that
allows a separate
receiver and transmitter to transceive with full (or semi)
QSK. An Atmel
Microcontroller handles the timing for five functions-
transmitter keying,
transmitter antenna switching, receiver antenna switching,
receiver audio
switching, plus a side tone oscillator. For further details,
see http://www.4sqrp.com/MagicBox.php 

 
The three kits were bought as a package
from Kanga UK and are being sold as a package. Sorry I
realise the Magic Box is
highly sought-after, but will not separate. 

 
US$90 for the three kits, plus postage.
Payment can be made by PayPal. Please email me in the first
instance.
 
Vy
73
 
Steve,
VK6VZ
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Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi gang,
I have a Christmas project I'm working on that I really would like to package in the now discontinued little red box kits. I'm looking for at least 2, but preferably 3 of them.

Anyone having 1 or more unassembled ones they aren't going to use, please contact me off the reflector w0eb (at) cox dot net please with availability and asking price.

Thanks,

Jim Sheldon, W0EB

QRP Fox Hunt

Gary Kohtala
 

For some months I have been enjoying the so called "QRP Fox Hunt". In case you have not encountered this I recommend giving it a try. There is a summer and winter season with different bands. I have had a considerable amount of fun and have significantly  sharpened my QRP skills. Please the link below:




Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

Jim Sheldon
 

Well, it appears that nobody has any little red boxes they aren't going to use. How about the smaller "little blue box" kits? I just measured them and I could use 3 of these instead if anyone has 2 or 3 of the blue ones they aren't going to use, and are willing to sell please let me know - just reply to sender rather than to the group to keep group clutter to a minimum.

Thanks,

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon" <@W0EB>
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Sent: 12/15/2018 5:19:50 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

Hi gang,
I have a Christmas project I'm working on that I really would like to package in the now discontinued little red box kits. I'm looking for at least 2, but preferably 3 of them.

Anyone having 1 or more unassembled ones they aren't going to use, please contact me off the reflector w0eb (at) cox dot net please with availability and asking price.

Thanks,

Jim Sheldon, W0EB

Re: Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

Jim Sheldon
 

Further checking shows the little blue boxes would NOT be suitable  the front panel isn't high enough to allow for the 1.8" color display to fit - the only one that would work is the little Red one. 

One more plea for help if anyone has 1 or more of the little red ones they are willing to sell, please reply privately to this message.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB

Re: QRP Fox Hunt

Stan
 

Thanks Gary for the info.   The Fox Hunt sounds  like great fun.  I monitor 40 meters all the time and amazed how little activity I find between 7025 and 7045.

Stan Ak0b

Re: Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

Jim Sheldon
 

Boxes have been found (red ones) thanks!

Jim, W0EB

Re: Need several little red 4S box kits (discontinued)

m p
 

Glad to see you found them Jim.  Sorry I could not be of any help!

Mark
KA8ONW



On Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:14:58 PM EST, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:


Boxes have been found (red ones) thanks!

Jim, W0EB

where is firmware for HT40

Charlie Crapotta, NA2CC <pccmd@...>
 

Sorry for this, but I really must ask where in the 'Files' section one can find the Arduino firmware for HT40.  Really, I find nothing...
Charlie
NA2CC

Re: where is firmware for HT40

Jim Pruitt
 

Hello Charlie.

They are in the HilltopperKit sub group files section which are here:

https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/HilltopperKit/files
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/HilltopperKit/files/Hilltopper-40_V2.0.ino

If you are not signed up for the Hilltopper sub group you probably can't see or get to them.

I also posted the Hilltopper30 INO file and schematic that Dave Benson sent me, just in case someone wants to try a 30 meter version.

I hope this helps.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY



On 12/16/2018 7:48 PM, Charlie Crapotta, NA2CC wrote:
Sorry for this, but I really must ask where in the 'Files' section one can find the Arduino firmware for HT40.  Really, I find nothing...
Charlie
NA2CC