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Slides from Winterfest 2020: QRP Forum Preso

I had the pleasure of giving a presentation about QRP operation at Winterfest 2020. After my talk, I was asked if I could share my slides. I’m happy to do so. The URL links are all active, which will help … Continue reading

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SLQS at Winterfest 2020

Kudos to the St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club for hosting an outstanding ham radio event last weekend! Winterfest has always been recognized as a premier hamfest/flea market in the metro St. Louis area. But this year, SLSRC pulled out … Continue reading

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OzarkCon 2019

The Four State QRP Group hosts an annual conference called OzarkCon, and we just returned from the 2019 edition. This year’s OzarkCon was another great one, and I believe it set a new attendance record! During the proceedings, Walter Dufrain … Continue reading

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Keys and Bugs and Paddles

Last night’s meeting was all about the “business end” of the QSO… the hardware we use for sending the code. Namely: bugs, straight keys, and paddles. Our featured speaker was long-time member Derek Cohn, WB0̷TUA. Derek is an avid collector … Continue reading

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August Meeting

Tonight’s meeting is a “regular” meeting, in that we begin things at Denny’s at I-270 and McDonnell Blvd. at 6:00pm. This is optional, but everyone’s welcome. It’s a good time for extended discussion prior to the meeting. Then we’ll move … Continue reading

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Missouri QSO Party April 7 & 8

Passing along notice of the upcoming Missouri QSO Party… right around the corner! Greeting from the Missouri QSO Party Contest Coordinators, The 2018 Missouri QSO Party is just around the corner, scheduled to occur on April 7 and 8, 2018. … Continue reading

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The St. Louis QRP Society Celebrates 30 Years: 1987-2017

The St. Louis QRP Society (SLQS) celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 15, 2017. The club was organized on November 9, 1987 by Dave Gauding, NF0R and Keith Arns, KC0PP by a gathering of local Hams with an interest in … Continue reading

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Field Day 2017 Recap

By all accounts, the club’s Field Day effort for 2017 was a big hit! Although solar conditions were less than spectacular, we made plenty of contacts and had a great time. Weather couldn’t be beat, too! I wrote up my … Continue reading

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Microwave Update 2016

Mel Whitten K0PFX would like to pass along news of an upcoming radio event in St. Louis… the 2016 Microwave Update conference is coming up in October. See the attached flyer for more info (click the image below to open … Continue reading

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SLQS Annual Picnic

The annual picnic will be held on May 18th at O’Connor Park in Bridgeton. This will also be our Field Day Site. We will gather around 6:00 p.m. You may come earlier if you would like to. We will be … Continue reading

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