From: Jim Eshleman (lujce@hooch.CC.Lehigh.EDU)
The QRP-L welcome file (the file you're sent when you first subscribe) has
been updated, and is appended for your reading pleasure. Please save a copy
for future reference.
Welcome to the Internet QRP mailing list!
2. The Essentials
3. Common List Server Commands
4. QRP-L Unique List Server Commands
5. FTP Archive
6. WWW HyperMail Archive
7. QRP-L History
The QRP mailing list is open for discussion of any subjects relating to
low-power amateur radio operation. Example topics: portable operation,
equipment design and construction, solar and battery power, QRPp,
contesting, kit building, ....
2. THE ESSENTIALS
* COMMANDS TO THE LIST SERVER
Must be sent to listserv@Lehigh.EDU in the BODY of the mail message,
not in the Subject: of the message.
* POSTING TO THE LIST
Messages you wish to have distributed to the list must be sent to
* OTHER STUFF
A copy of this file is available in QRP-L/WELCOME.TXT. Hopefully an
up-to-date Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file will soon be available
to supplement or replace this file. Watch for an announcement on the
Please keep your mailing address up to date. If your e-mail address is
to be changed please unsubscribe and resubscribe from the new address.
If your mail bounces for 'no such user' or 'no such machine', you will
be removed from the list. Please try to subscribe from a system that
doesn't send periodic 'I couldn't deliver the mail for 1 hour/3 hours/
1 day/etc.' messages as it makes it that much more difficult to manage
Please do *not* send subscribe/unsubscribe requests to the entire list.
If you are having problems, send email to:
Jim Eshleman <lujce@Lehigh.EDU>
Chuck Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
3. COMMON LIST SERVER COMMANDS
Remember, all these commands must be sent to listserv@Lehigh.EDU in the
BODY of the mail message, NOT in the Subject: of the message.
* GETTING ON THE LIST
SUBSCRIBE QRP-L your_name your_call
where "your_name" is your real name, and "your_call" is your callsign,
if any. For example:
SUBSCRIBE QRP-L John Doe K5FJZ
* GETTING OFF THE LIST
* SUBSCRIBING TO THE DAILY DIGEST
If you'd rather receive one e-mail a day containing all the postings
with a table of contents at the beginning, use this command after you
have subscribed to the list. Warning: The daily digests are large.
You also use this command to start receiving digests again after having
postponed your subscription.
SET QRP-L MAIL DIGEST
* POSTPONING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
If you're going on vacation, or you just want to stop receiving QRP-L
for awhile but still want to remain a member of the group, use this
command. You'll still appear on the recipients list, but will receive
SET QRP-L MAIL POSTPONE
* RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL POSTINGS
Use this command to start receiving individual postings after having
subscribed to the digest or postponed your subscription. This is the
default set when you first subscribe to QRP-L.
SET QRP-L MAIL ACK
* GETTING A LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS
Use this command to receive a list of all QRP-L subscribers. The list
includes each subscribers name, e-mail address, and call.
* OBTAINING A FILE INDEX
To receive a list of all QRP-L related files available via the list
server, use this command. Note that all the files are also available
via the anonymous FTP server at ftp.Lehigh.EDU.
INDEX QRP-L -ALL
* RETRIEVING A FILE
Use this command to retrieve a file via the list server. If the file
is a binary file it will be UUEncoded before being sent.
GET QRP-L/subdirectory filename
For example, to retrieve the daily archive (all the list messages) from
April 6, 1993 use the following command:
GET QRP-L/ARCHIVES-OLD/1993 930406
* SEARCHING THE ARCHIVES
You can search the list archives (files) for a "regular expression"
pattern. If you don't know what that means, you can just specify a
word. All files in the specified archive (directory) are searched.
While the search is case insensitive, the server seems to have trouble
at times with uppercase letters in the pattern, so please use all lower
case characters. The output returned to you just shows the lines in
each file that matched the pattern. You then have to GET the file(s)
you want. Send a HELP SEARCH command for more information.
SEARCH QRP-L/ARCHIVES "^subject:&administrivia"
returns the following output:
Matches for pattern ^subject:&administrivia ...
--- Archive: Archives (path: qrp-l/Archives)
>>> File 950522:
<<< End of matches in file 950522
>>> File 950525:
Subject: Administrivia: Digests
Subject: Administrivia: lost mail
Subject: Re: Administrivia: lost mail
<<< End of matches in file 950525
>>> File 950601:
Subject: Administrivia: Digest format
<<< End of matches in file 950601
* OTHER LIST SERVER COMMANDS
For more information on all the available list server commands, try
sending the following:
and for more detailed information on a specific command, like GET:
4. QRP-L UNIQUE LIST SERVER COMMANDS
* RECIPIENTS SORTED BY CALL AREA
This command runs Smitty's qrp_call program, which returns a report of
QRP-L subscribers sorted by call within call area.
RUN QRP-L X QRP_CALL
A PC version of the program is available in QRP-L/TOOLS/QRP_CALL.ZIP.
It uses the output of the list servers RECIPIENTS QRP-L command as input.
* GREAT CIRCLE DISTANCE
You can compute the great circle distance between a pair of Lat/Long
locations. For example:
RUN QRP-L X GC 40.2231N75.1758W 33.0276N96.5963W
Bearing is 254 Degrees for 1129 Nautical Miles = 1299 Miles = 2090 Km
* LOOKUP A CALL IN THE FCC DATABASE
RUN QRP-L X FCC_CALL callsign
where "callsign" is the call you wish to lookup.
* GREAT CIRCLE DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO CALLS
RUN QRP-L X CALLS2DIST callsign1 callsign2
RUN QRP-L X CALLS2DIST K3WW K5FO
K3WW ZIP = 18944
K5FO QTH = ADAMS, CHARLES N
830 WAITE DR COPPER CANYON
LEWISVILLE TX 75067
K3WW Lat/Long = 40 22 19 N 75 17 35 W
K5FO Lat/Long = 33 02 46 N 96 59 38 W
Output from "gc 40.2231N75.1758W 33.0276N96.5963W":
Bearing is 254 Degrees for 1129 Nautical Miles = 1299 Miles = 2090 Km
5. FTP ARCHIVE
The anonymous FTP archive at ftp.Lehigh.EDU in pub/listserv/qrp-l mirrors
the files available from the list server. Or use a WWW browser:
Note that files are compressed, i.e. end with .Z, but if you ftp without
the .Z extension, the file will automatically be uncompressed.
6. WWW HYPERMAIL ARCHIVE
You can read the postings to the list via the URL:
7. QRP-L HISTORY
This list was started by Chuck Adams,K5FO,(email@example.com) by an
announcement on the rec.radio.amateur.misc USENET group in early 1993.
Bruce Walker, WT1M, maintained the mailing lists and FTP area from then
through August 1994 on a system at Thinking Machines Inc, Think.COM.
Then it was moved to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 14th, 1995. Thanks to
Mike Ardai, N1IST, for all his hard work during the time that QRP-L was
Chuck is still the keeper of the non-electronic archives, including copies
of some schematics, etc. Contact him directly or watch this list for more
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