That's was my original intent of the thread, to see if their was interest in establishing some 4 SQRP watering holes.
It seems like 7.122 for 40 meters has been adopted.
I am good for a set Terry, put me down on the list. Thanks
On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Right on Jerry.
If the Group is interested, I'll organize
a group purchase of 7122 crystals. They will probably cost between $1
and $2 each. I'll take the bulk delivery and mail your 4 xtals
to you. The postage will be on my nickel.
If at least 10 members sign up, I'll go
ahead and place the order. Wanna do it?
FYI Diz only has 60 PigRigs
btw usual disclaimers apply both on the
crystals and the rigs.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 1:11
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering
I believe it was Diz’s intent to use the Pig Rig for clubs, nets, etc.
Each club (such as 4sqrp) could have their very own frequency setup.
That way, the club members could stay in contact with one another. It is
not necessary to stick with 7030.7KHz but rather the club could pick a
different frequency. Once the club had picked a frequency then the club
would buy the required crystals from whomever they like to put their pig rigs
on that frequency. The radio was never intended to be a general purpose
40 meter radio but was intended for single frequency use by clubs or
nets. I remember when I was about 16 years old, the one of the local AM
radio stations was giving away am radios as a promotion. Of course, the
radios only received the single am station that was giving them away!
They had a single knob – on/off and volume.
something without experimenting is just solder practice"
4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:16 AM
4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering
On Sun, 2013-03-03 at 05:50 -0600, John R.
> The unique feature
of the Pigrig is the narrow crystal filter is also
> tuned to 7.031 MHz.
The entire rig is designed around that frequency.
> Diz was able to do
that because it is a single frequency rig. That's
> why, for example,
you can't easily modify it to use the SAVXO.
To be crystal clear (pun intended) the crystal filter
is in the front
end of the receiver and NOT at some IF or "shifted
frequency". A VXO
won't help much. It sounds like a lot of fun. But it's
not my cup of tea
being so restricted, either. Unless..I have some *other*
radios I can
use when the Pig Rig frequency is in use. Like the radios that
me when I'm typing emails (evil grin).