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Add me to the list for 4 crystals. I'll gladly chip in for postage costs too.
--- In 4sqrp@..., "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:
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 left.
btw usual disclaimers apply both on the crystals and the rigs.
I love this radio stuff !
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Haigwood
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
I believe it was Dizâ€™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 â€" on/off and volume.
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bill Cromwell
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:16 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
Cc: Charles Moizeau
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
On Sun, 2013-03-03 at 05:50 -0600, John R. Lonigro wrote:
> 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.
> John AA0VE
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 surround
me when I'm typing emails (evil grin).