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Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

Confirmed that VY1AAA contact indeed was legitimate, which makes me happy.  YT QSOs will become scarce now that VY1JA is QRT.

From: Gerry Hull
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 7:16 AM
To:
Curt
Subject: Re: VY1AAA DE KB5JO

 

Yes.  It was VE3KI operating final event for station

 

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 4:10 PM Curt <rhulett1@...> wrote:

 

I just worked VY1AAA on 20M Nov 23 2019 2054Z during CQ WW CW, then recalled J’s station was QRT.  Was this legitimate contact with your club station?

 

73, Curt KB5JO

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Charles W. Powell
 

Curt,

If you really want to use the radio for contesting and change bands quickly, the serial mod that was written and posted allows you to change the frequency by direct entry with your logging software.  I found the KX2/KX3 setting and 9600 baud serial port rate worked perfectly with the Hilltopper. Frequency changes become a matter of “type and go.”.

72,

Chas - NK8O 

On Nov 24, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Curt via Groups.Io wrote:

Ended up with 13 entities, 19 QSOs.  Enough is enough, like continuous pileup.  Antenna 150' doublet up 50'.  Seemed propagation wasn't as good as previous years.

Best DX was Japan, 6700 miles from me.  I had one QSO with VY1AAA which wonder if was legit, because recall reading the station at VY1JA was being dismantled after Sweepstakes. 

Wish the HT passband was somewhat tighter, and ability to move frequency faster would be great too.  But in general the radio was a lot of fun to use.  It is my favorite 20M single band QRP radio.

I look forward to CQ WW DX 'test every November to give latest QRP/QRPp radio a workout.

72 Curt KB5JO
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Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

Ended up with 13 entities, 19 QSOs.  Enough is enough, like continuous pileup.  Antenna 150' doublet up 50'.  Seemed propagation wasn't as good as previous years.

Best DX was Japan, 6700 miles from me.  I had one QSO with VY1AAA which wonder if was legit, because recall reading the station at VY1JA was being dismantled after Sweepstakes. 

Wish the HT passband was somewhat tighter, and ability to move frequency faster would be great too.  But in general the radio was a lot of fun to use.  It is my favorite 20M single band QRP radio.

I look forward to CQ WW DX 'test every November to give latest QRP/QRPp radio a workout.

72 Curt KB5JO

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

Just worked Finland, then VY1AAA, Yukon stns not too common. 2800 miles

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Charles W. Powell
 

My HT-20 netted Azores, 3750 miles, and Hawaii, 3550 miles from my NE QTH last week on the same day. Not bad for 5 watts and zero sunspots. QRP works.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 23, 2019, at 2:52 PM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII wrote:

Okay - thanks! VE6BBP is 1400 miles from here. Look at me taking 5w for granted - shame on me!


On Nov 23, 2019, at 2:47 PM, Curt via Groups.Io wrote:

Actually VE6 pretty exotic with QRP. From here it is 1800 miles. Kinda hard to get attention among the big guns on 20M during CQ WW. Sunday ought to get better as folks strain for the rare ones. Up to 7 DXCC entities here so far. QC, ON, AB too


--
Jeff N0̸MII

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Okay - thanks! VE6BBP is 1400 miles from here. Look at me taking 5w for granted - shame on me!

On Nov 23, 2019, at 2:47 PM, Curt via Groups.Io <rhulett1=consolidated.net@groups.io> wrote:

Actually VE6 pretty exotic with QRP. From here it is 1800 miles. Kinda hard to get attention among the big guns on 20M during CQ WW. Sunday ought to get better as folks strain for the rare ones. Up to 7 DXCC entities here so far. QC, ON, AB too
--
Jeff N0̸MII

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

Actually VE6 pretty exotic with QRP.  From here it is 1800 miles.  Kinda hard to get attention among the big guns on 20M during CQ WW.  Sunday ought to get better as folks strain for the rare ones. Up to 7 DXCC entities here so far. QC, ON, AB too

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Thanks for the kick in the pants -- I finally (finally!) aligned and buttoned up my HT20 after the firmware update, and made a contact! Alberta isn't as exotic as Europe, but hey it's a start :-)

On Nov 23, 2019, at 11:46 AM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Well done, Curt

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 23, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Curt via Groups.Io wrote:

In one hour, France, Italy, Germany with 5W to a dipole from the HT20. Out to 5700 miles.

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Charles W. Powell
 

Well done, Curt

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 23, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Curt via Groups.Io wrote:

In one hour, France, Italy, Germany with 5W to a dipole from the HT20.  Out to 5700 miles.

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

In one hour, France, Italy, Germany with 5W to a dipole from the HT20.  Out to 5700 miles.

Re: CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Charles W. Powell
 

Go for it!  I wish I could try it out but I’m on call all weekend.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 22, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Curt via Groups.Io <rhulett1@...> wrote:

Am going to see what can do with CQ WW DX 'test this weekend.  Historically they all listening hard for QRP n QRPp.

CQ WW this weekend. Fire up the HT-20s n 40s

Curt
 

Am going to see what can do with CQ WW DX 'test this weekend.  Historically they all listening hard for QRP n QRPp.

Re: ATMEGA328P fuse setting for current HT20 code?

Charles W. Powell
 

There may be someone who knows more about this than I do, but I have updated the firmware dozens of times, including adding LCD and CAT, and I’ve never fooled with the fuse settings.  Even burning a new chip has not been a problem.  Also, I don’t think the fuse settings are locked, so you likely can read them from your existing chip using AVRDudess or something like it.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 13, 2019, at 12:53 PM, WA1EDJ <bobc784@...> wrote:

What are the fuse settings for the current code release?  I've done a search and not seen any mention of fuse settings.
I plan to burn a version for LCD.

TNX!
Bob
WA1EDJ

ATMEGA328P fuse setting for current HT20 code?

WA1EDJ
 

What are the fuse settings for the current code release?  I've done a search and not seen any mention of fuse settings.
I plan to burn a version for LCD.

TNX!
Bob
WA1EDJ

Re: Bring Back the Hilltopper

W4DNQ
 

Not sure why NO ONE has asked for the same?
I looked at the schematic and even though it is a semi simple design, it is easy to understand
and it has all the makings of mods and code changes for yourself.

I am still hoping that the group re-considers kitting some kits that others that are new to the club
will be able to experience the building of this project.

Thanks,
Ron W4DNQ Macclenny, FL.

Re: LCD for Hilltopper?

Charles W. Powell
 

Bob,

A number of us have added the display to the HT-20, as well as Lloyd’s CAT code.  Yes, the display is I2C.  The only thing you must do is match the I2C address of the code to the display.  They aren’t all the same..  Several of us have made modifications to the code to add features to the display.  It’s a very versatile unit.

73,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 10, 2019, at 7:38 AM, WA1EDJ <bobc784@...> wrote:

I don't have my HIlltopper 20 yet but will soon.  My long term goal, after it it working minus LCD is to add one.

Is the Lloyd WA4EFS code the solution being used these days?  

From what I can tell it is a I2C serial display, which I have.

TNX!
Bob
WA1EDJ

LCD for Hilltopper?

WA1EDJ
 

I don't have my HIlltopper 20 yet but will soon.  My long term goal, after it it working minus LCD is to add one.

Is the Lloyd WA4EFS code the solution being used these days?  

From what I can tell it is a I2C serial display, which I have.

TNX!
Bob
WA1EDJ

Re: [ADV] [HilltopperKit] Bring Back the Hilltopper

WA1EDJ
 

I too am interested in a Hilltopper 20.  Funds now available after the Hamfest!  Hopefully they are just "temporarily" out of stock.

Bob
WA1EDJ

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 3:12 PM jrdock@... <jrdock@...> wrote:
I built both 40 & the 20 meter and both function beautifully.  I do not have a display on either of them but I would like to see them kitted with one.  I would definitely build 2 more Hi Hi.  4SQRP does a great job of kitting and I really enjoy building their stuff.  Got just about everything they have kitted.
See you all at OzarkCon.

Jack ..... WD0CFH


Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
                                                 

On Nov 5, 2019, at 11:39 AM, W4DNQ <ron@...> wrote:

I would have loved to been a member of 4sqrp group when it started.
But better late than never!
I asked the question a few weeks ago and got a positive answer back that they are thinking about it.

I am asking for a vote to start re-kitting the Hilltopper40 or 20.
I vote yes, with or without a case and/or with or without a display.

Looking forward to a positive response.
Ron W4DNQ Macclenny, Florida em80

Re: [ADV] [HilltopperKit] Bring Back the Hilltopper

jrdock@ckt.net
 

I built both 40 & the 20 meter and both function beautifully.  I do not have a display on either of them but I would like to see them kitted with one.  I would definitely build 2 more Hi Hi.  4SQRP does a great job of kitting and I really enjoy building their stuff.  Got just about everything they have kitted.
See you all at OzarkCon.

Jack ..... WD0CFH


Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
                                                 

On Nov 5, 2019, at 11:39 AM, W4DNQ <ron@...> wrote:

I would have loved to been a member of 4sqrp group when it started.
But better late than never!
I asked the question a few weeks ago and got a positive answer back that they are thinking about it.

I am asking for a vote to start re-kitting the Hilltopper40 or 20.
I vote yes, with or without a case and/or with or without a display.

Looking forward to a positive response.
Ron W4DNQ Macclenny, Florida em80

Bring Back the Hilltopper

W4DNQ
 

I would have loved to been a member of 4sqrp group when it started.
But better late than never!
I asked the question a few weeks ago and got a positive answer back that they are thinking about it.

I am asking for a vote to start re-kitting the Hilltopper40 or 20.
I vote yes, with or without a case and/or with or without a display.

Looking forward to a positive response.
Ron W4DNQ Macclenny, Florida em80