Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Charlie Vest

Very little to it and very easy to do as long as you go slowly and follow each instruction and looking at each picture .
My main problem was I was trying to look and think ahead . Went back to the basics of slow and by the book and had a nice looking one in under 10 minutes .
Best 73 ,
Charlie , W5COV


I have wound the small roid twice. The wires are like they are supposed to be but I am still not sure if I have "6 full turns on"
Paul N0NBD

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On Mar 26, 2013, at 1:06 PM, Joe E <cornhusker@...> wrote:


It took me two tries to get the small binocular toroid right too. It is a bit confusing at first but isn't too bad once you figure it out. I just have resistors in and sip pins besides the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

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From: David Martin <davemrtn@...>;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:33:57 PM

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.

David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.

Quoting Stephen Roberts :

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.

David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.

Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :

The first small binocular toroid has been driving me crazy for two days now.  I keep losing count and end up unwinding everything to start over again.
Can anybody tell me if there is enough excess 34 ga magnet wire in the kit to trye and start over again.  I suspect my first (and second thru sixth) try wire has a lot of nicks in it.
73 de Lee
Romney, WV

On 3/25/2013 5:44 PM, Louis Axeman wrote:
Good luck to you, also, Steve.  I hope the toroids wind up successfully.  Will probably start soldering resistors tomorrow and then try toroids.
Lou, N8LA

From: w1sfr
To: Louis Axeman ; 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:10 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Good luck Lou. My first post here and I just started my pig rig too. Going to wind my toroids tonight if I can.


--- In, Louis Axeman wrote:
> Greetings,
> Finally finished inventorying Pig Rig #204 parts tonight so this is a good night for me. 
> 72/73,
> Lou, N8LA

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