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Re: Blind CW Trainer

Bill Lamm
 

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM, David Wilcox wrote:
I have a blind ham friend who wants to do self instruction of CW as his hearing is getting too poor for SSB.  He has a talking computer, talking iPod, and an Icom 756 Pro with a "talker".
 
Does anyone know of any stand alone trainer or computer trainer that he could use? Something simple, but easily changed with commands for the blind?  I have a few training aids that I have used but making changes for different parts of the program do not tell a blind person where they are in the program like he needs.
 
Thank you.
 
Dave K8WPE
 

 Take a look at IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW app in the Google app store.. it gives the letters in CW then a voice repeats it.  Lots of options for that setting.. I am just getting started with it

73
KD9MDL
Bill

HI-PER-MITE Filters

Dennis Gaskill
 

The HPM order page is turned on again!

Dennis KC0IFQ (Your Humble HPM KIt Kitter)

Re: Blind CW Trainer

N5VMO Pat
 

You might check with The Federation for The Blind learning aids and HandiHams as a start =)    A blind Ham I know uses "JAWS" screen" reader with his computer to do things with his home computer =)   I will ask the local Ham I know is blind what he suggest to help out ( he too does CW and had to learn it blind =)


On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 9:48 AM Bill Lamm <kd9mdl@...> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM, David Wilcox wrote:
I have a blind ham friend who wants to do self instruction of CW as his hearing is getting too poor for SSB.  He has a talking computer, talking iPod, and an Icom 756 Pro with a "talker".
 
Does anyone know of any stand alone trainer or computer trainer that he could use? Something simple, but easily changed with commands for the blind?  I have a few training aids that I have used but making changes for different parts of the program do not tell a blind person where they are in the program like he needs.
 
Thank you.
 
Dave K8WPE
 

 Take a look at IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW app in the Google app store.. it gives the letters in CW then a voice repeats it.  Lots of options for that setting.. I am just getting started with it

73
KD9MDL
Bill



--
73's Pat  N5VMO


Re: Ham Radio in Movie

Tommy Gober
 

Yay spoilers! Good job.

On Mar 9, 2019, at 8:28 PM, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I saw this a while back, it is on Youtube.

Fantastic movie. . .. The ending is sad but amazing. .



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On Sat, 3/9/19, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Ham Radio in Movie
To: "4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:10 PM






I am watching a movie on
Netflix called "Mine", about a marine
stuck in the desert and
he can't move because he stepped on a
mine.
He is using a Yaesu FT-817 to
communicate with his base.


--

David Martin - NA1MH
- Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------

Wherever I go, there He is.

Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair

Professional Sports - An activity for small
minds<

!! There is a reason it is called "Sports
Trivia" !!










4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 03/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 March 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

View Event

Re: HI-PER-MITE Filters

Gwen Patton
 

I still need to build mine. I think it'll be soon.

Gwen, NG3P

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 12:51 PM Dennis Gaskill <gaskilldg@...> wrote:
The HPM order page is turned on again!

Dennis KC0IFQ (Your Humble HPM KIt Kitter)
_._,_._,_


Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 03/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

John KK4ITX
 

Hopefully we’ll get some help with the time change ?

I’ll be on 14.285 SB for the first 1/2 hour at least then to CW (getting better) for the balance of the night.

EDT 8:00 - 10:00 pm
CDT 7:00 - 9:00 pm
MDT 6:00 - 8:00 pm
PDT 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Make some noise !

John
KK4ITX
Zhills FL

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 03/10/2019 #cal-notice

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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 March 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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

Palm Pico paddle

David Wilcox
 

Does anyone have a Palm Pico paddle they would like to sell or trade?  I have the Mini but have used the Pico and didn't get my order in before they closed shop.

Please contact off list  Djwilcox01    @gmail   .com

Thanks.

Dave K8WPE

Re: $2.00 Bills

Don Jackson
 

Hi Steve,

Where abouts are you in Panama?  I've visited there twice, wound up 2nd time operating HP3/ for a couple weeks way out west near Volcan.  That was couple years ago.  Got to meet a lot of HP3 hams in that area.

73,

Don AE5K

On 3/8/19 11:52 AM, Stephen Myers via Groups.Io wrote:
I am down here in Panama and when someone request a QSL card, they usually put money in it to cover the cost of postage. On two different occasions, I have rec $2.00 bills. I have them taped to my computer here in the "shack". I often wonder what the clerk would do if I tried to "pass" them! As I am not fluent in Spanish, I would have a hard time trying to explain my way out of the situation.

73's
Steve
de HP9SAM

Re: Ham Radio in Movie

davemrtn
 

Well, no spoiler, after watching the movie it is my opinion that it did not end the way he describes.

I saw nothing to be sad about, or maybe I am confused !!

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 3/10/2019 13:36, Tommy Gober wrote:
Yay spoilers! Good job.

On Mar 9, 2019, at 8:28 PM, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr@...> wrote:

I saw this a while back, it is on Youtube.

Fantastic movie.  . .. The ending is sad but amazing. .



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On Sat, 3/9/19, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Ham Radio in Movie
To: "4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:10 PM






     I am watching a movie on
          Netflix called "Mine", about a marine
stuck in the desert and
          he can't move because he stepped on a
mine. 
     He is using a Yaesu FT-817 to
          communicate with his base.


    -- 

      David Martin - NA1MH
      - Mountain Home, Ar.
      -----------------------------------------

      Wherever I go, there He is.

      Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair

Professional Sports - An activity for small
minds< 

      !! There is a reason it is called "Sports
Trivia" !!













A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Walter - K5EST
 

Reading the KX3 reflector yielded a great fix for making a power pack for portable operations and even a possible backup battery for those HTs that use battery modules you cannot charge on an outing.

Kevin - K4KPK has an inexpensive solution and it's main feature is fewer contacts than a regular battery holder that has too many springs and an easy way for power losses.

Take a look at his webpage,  http://k4kpk.com/15v-power-wand-for-kx3

Kevin - K4KPK is a SOTA member and these folks always seem to come up with a great fix for Ham Radio needs.

At Ozarkcon this year we have John Watkins - NØEVH as a guest speaker for SOTA - Summits on the Air. You really would not want to miss his presentation!

See you all at Branson.........it is gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention



G3 RJV - SK

nm0s_qrp
 

Just copied this from the GQRP list:
]]] It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the GQRP Club passed away in the early hours of this morning.
]]]
]]] George had been unwell for some time but he had been living quite comfortably in a care home.
]]]
]]] Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated quite rapidly over the last few days and his life ended at 04:00 this morning.
]]]
]]] Jo, his wife, was with him when he passed.
]]]
]]] A full obituary will follow and all GQRP members will receive a special G3RJV memorial edition of SPRAT.
]]]
]]] RIP George.
]]]
]]] 73, & 72, Steve, G0FUW
]]] Chairman
]]] GQRP Club
]]]

A lot of us had the honor of meeting Rev. Dobbs at FDIM.  He will definitely be missed and mourned.

73 NM0S
 
 
 
 

Iambic Mouse for microBitx

d balfour <davesters@...>
 

I was looking for a keyer on the internet and was holding my mouse. It struck me that the mouse would make a fairly decent key for my ubitx radio. The ubitx has the firmware in place to support and it only needs two wires. The switches in the mouse are in parallel with one having a 2.2k and the other a 10k resistor on them.

This mouse has an additional switch on the side and may add in a mic/ptt circuit to it to have a universal communicator.

SK George Dobbs

Everett Catlin
 

I never met George Dobbs, G3RJV  but I would have really liked too. I have read many of his writings and appreciate his designs and leadership for G-QRP. I have built a few of his projects and had success with them. He will be missed in the QRP community. RIP George and thanks. I will be praying for you and your family.

So sad we have lost two of our best so quickly in George and Hank.

Everett Catlin N5MZX

Re: SK George Dobbs

Jim Sheldon
 

I met him at FDIM (Four Days In May) the one year I was able to make Dayton some years back.  Since I'm the membership chairman of the Flying Pigs QRP Club, and Ed Hare (W1RFI from ARRL) is the chief "instigator" of FP shenanigans at the FDIM banquet, we cooked up a fake FP membership for George.  He was always trying to quiet the FP guys down (we were a pretty noisy bunch even then, maybe more so than now as the main bunch from back then has gotten a bit older these days) so we got even with him.  George was always saying he'd never join the "Piggies" (turns out he was already a member from before I took over the Membership Chairman job so I didn't know it) - We had lots of fun with that anyway and George didn't appear too displeased with it either -LOL.  I did send him a proper certificate with his real number on it.

He impressed me as a fine gentleman and he will be missed in the QRP community for sure.  RIP George.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Everett Catlin via Groups.Io" <everettcatlin@...>
To: "QRP-L Mailing List" <qrp-l@...>; "4 State QRP" <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; "Bill K4BX" <k4bx@...>
Sent: 3/11/2019 10:57:18 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] SK George Dobbs

I never met George Dobbs, G3RJV  but I would have really liked too. I have read many of his writings and appreciate his designs and leadership for G-QRP. I have built a few of his projects and had success with them. He will be missed in the QRP community. RIP George and thanks. I will be praying for you and your family.

So sad we have lost two of our best so quickly in George and Hank.

Everett Catlin N5MZX

Re: A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Jim Sheldon
 

Thanks for posting this Walter.  I don't have a KX3, but I do have a KX2 and this has the potential of becoming a very nice addition to the "Go Kit" along with the 40' fiberglass push-up mast that collapses to just over 3 feet.  

Jim - W0EB
See y'all at OzarkCon

Reading the KX3 reflector yielded a great fix for making a power pack for portable operations and even a possible backup battery for those HTs that use battery modules you cannot charge on an outing.

Kevin - K4KPK has an inexpensive solution and it's main feature is fewer contacts than a regular battery holder that has too many springs and an easy way for power losses.

Take a look at his webpage,  http://k4kpk.com/15v-power-wand-for-kx3

Kevin - K4KPK is a SOTA member and these folks always seem to come up with a great fix for Ham Radio needs.

At Ozarkcon this year we have John Watkins - NØEVH as a guest speaker for SOTA - Summits on the Air. You really would not want to miss his presentation!

See you all at Branson.........it is gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


_,_._,_

Re: G3 RJV - SK

Chris Howard w0ep
 

I was a member of GQRP for many years, up until recently.
I never had the pleasure of meeting  G3RJV myself.
I did have a small email conversation with him once.

Sorry to hear about his passing.

On 3/11/19 8:32 AM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Just copied this from the GQRP list:
]]] It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the GQRP Club passed away in the early hours of this morning.
]]]
]]] George had been unwell for some time but he had been living quite comfortably in a care home.
]]]
]]] Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated quite rapidly over the last few days and his life ended at 04:00 this morning.
]]]
]]] Jo, his wife, was with him when he passed.
]]]
]]] A full obituary will follow and all GQRP members will receive a special G3RJV memorial edition of SPRAT.
]]]
]]] RIP George.
]]]
]]] 73, & 72, Steve, G0FUW
]]] Chairman
]]] GQRP Club
]]]

A lot of us had the honor of meeting Rev. Dobbs at FDIM.  He will definitely be missed and mourned.

73 NM0S

Re: Iambic Mouse for microBitx

John KK4ITX
 

I made one of those just for chuckles too.  Some day I may have to use it due to aging hands syndrome, now I'm using a J-38 SK and enjoy that.  Also built a side swiper from QRPGuys in anticipation of the need.

I am avoiding the use of keyers and fancy keys so that I can get a better feel for the mechanics and timing of CW. 

However you do it, just relax and enjoy..... these guys and gals are great to work with.... patience beyond belief !

John
KK4ITX



Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On Monday, March 11, 2019 11:51 AM, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:


I was looking for a keyer on the internet and was holding my mouse. It struck me that the mouse would make a fairly decent key for my ubitx radio. The ubitx has the firmware in place to support and it only needs two wires. The switches in the mouse are in parallel with one having a 2.2k and the other a 10k resistor on them.

This mouse has an additional switch on the side and may add in a mic/ptt circuit to it to have a universal communicator.







Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget to send in your SSS  score, preferably by early tomorrow.  I plan to post the results either tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

I truly hope nobody missed the sprint due to the time change...

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator