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[PolarBearQRP_Ops] March PBMME

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Thought I would forward this little adventure from Saturdays Polar Bear Moonlight Madness Event. have a great week everyone...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



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Subject: [PolarBearQRP_Ops] March PBMME
From: Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
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Well I did get out it was great to smell the fresh air and get away from all the city noise. I went to Holmes lake inside a large park within the city limits. I had everything packed and ready to go so was up and running in short order. I ran the FT817 with a 50' zip wire antenna; I was hurtin this weekend so did not use Buddipole antenna. To cold for the rheumatoid arthritis bear Grrrrrrrrrrr. It was 29F measured with light wind and light flurries. Very peaceful day I love the outdoors and miss hunting. I started on 15m after hearing promising signals. I called CQ for quite awhile with no answer. Tuned up and down the band no bears Grrrrrr and very few signals so moved to 20m. 20m looked promising and a quick check of qrpspots showed a few bears on band. Anyway I listened around with no joy from any bears. I did hear one SKCC member calling and after I plugged in the straight key he/she dropped off Grrrrrrrr. I parked on 14.062.5 and called with no answers. finally moved to 40m, man I wish my home station noise floor was this low. It's great to operate out and about and the ham shack feels like a dungeon to me. After a short time on 40m the snow/rain started and this wimpy bear called it a day with no BSO's. Dressing in the hunting gear with hand warmers made the difference on comfort and reduced the shaky bear claws on the keys... I will post pictures soon. I need further experience experimentation with the zip wire antenna 50' of speaker wire 4-1 balun. I may not use it again I have a partially completed w3edp hope to have it operational next month... Thanks bears it was nice to blow the stink off Grrrrrrrrr...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS pb266

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THD7A(G) Kenwood Ht and Accessories for sale

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Group:
Nice and snowy here in SE KS this am, about 6 inches and 30 mph winds!
Beautiful Spring day!

I have for sale a very nice THD7A(G) with lots of accessories.
It comes with a belt clip/soft case, smc-34 hand mike, PG-3j power
plug, BC-17 wall wart,charger, a new ems30 fast charger with a pb-39h
battery, a bf-11 battery holder, a GPS 2 Bionics GPS puck, several
comm cables to interface it to a PC, and a BD-35 Mirage 144/440
amplifier, for mobile use. The amp is rated for 45w and 35w
respectively.
The only defect I can find is a small crack in the face plate about
1/4 inch long just above the power switch, and it' hard to see!
I am asking $425.00 for the package, firm, including shipping in the
USA, only please.
I would prefer pay pal, but a USPS money order is fine too, would
prefer a verifiable street address, no po boxes.
I have pictures available on request, but did not want to load up the
reflector.
Below is the scoop on the specs from Kenwood.
Thanks 72
Johnny AC0BQ


The Kenwood TH-D7AG Data Communicator is equipped with a built-in TNC
(1200/9600) and provides APRS® (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting
System). APRS® lets you transmit your coordinates to a friend who can
then pinpoint your position using a map on a computer. You can input
your latitude and longitude manually or connect a NMEA-0183 compatible
GPS (not supplied) for automatic operation (Tx interval .5, 1, 2, 3,
5, 10, 20 or 30 mins). Other features include: CTCSS, 200 8-character
memories, 10 DTMF memories, dual receive on the same band V+V (VHF
only) and backlit keys. RF output is 2.5/2 watts with the supplied
PB-38 battery, 5/5 watts with the optional PB-39 battery or 6/5.5W
from 13.8 VDC. And the TH-D7AG can employeed as part of Kenwood’s
Skycommand System II+ when used with the TS-2000 series and newer
Kenwood radio's.
The TH-D7AG is only 2.25 x 4.75 x 1.5 inches 12 oz (54x120x36mm 340g).


Re: Pig Rig #147 - First QSO just now

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Chip!
I am happy to hear that you got the "Flying Pig Rig" on the air.
We need to set up a Sked in the next week or so.
Terry does a great job with the label software.
hope to heat you on the air soon.
es 72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM, random.path <groups@...> wrote:
 

Just finished a QSO with KY0O on 7.0307 in Kansas City - he on his HW9. I sent him to the Pig Rig site, he was not familiar with it.

Putting out between 3 and 4 watts he gave me a 599.

Thanks to Terry's label, it is a nice looking pig too.

Chip
AE5KA



Re: Pig Rig #147 - First QSO just now

Charlie Vest
 

Not too long ago Diz was down to 15 kits left . Does anyone know if he sold out this run ?
 
171 is ready to put the crystal sockets in , but I am going to wait until I can check both sets at the same time .
 
Dug the FT-707S out and moved it so now I have a QRP rig on every desk that has a desktop computer on it .
 
Still using my SPIDERS out at the farm , so now I am pretty much set to run QRP CW anywhere I am at.
 
The pig rig will allow me high power out at the farm . I will have 40,30 and 20 out there , so I am looking forward to finding someone with an 80 meter SPIDER they are willing to part with or maybe go with the next pig rig for 80 meters .
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

Just finished a QSO with KY0O on 7.0307 in Kansas City - he on his HW9. I sent him to the Pig Rig site, he was not familiar with it.

Putting out between 3 and 4 watts he gave me a 599.

Thanks to Terry's label, it is a nice looking pig too.

Chip
AE5KA


Pig Rig #147 - First QSO just now

random.path
 

Just finished a QSO with KY0O on 7.0307 in Kansas City - he on his HW9. I sent him to the Pig Rig site, he was not familiar with it.

Putting out between 3 and 4 watts he gave me a 599.

Thanks to Terry's label, it is a nice looking pig too.

Chip
AE5KA


Re: Knight X1M Kit

John Hill <n9rlojrh@...>
 

From what I could find out, it is called Kight kit not Knight kit and it's a Chinese made QRP CW/SSB transceiver that puts out 4.5 watts. Apparently this website is that of a fellow who is retired  from Heathkit  and has residence in both China and the U.S.  You can order on this website from what I can tell. Read the 'about us' link at the top of their page.
73, John N9RLO
--
N9RLO John Hill


1960 schematic on reflex regen AM pocket radio

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Guys,

Just found this neat little AM pocket radio circuit by searching
<transistor radio circuits 1960>. It's a 1960 Pop Com article. It uses one transistor for both the RF regen amp and relex audio amplification, not uncommon for the day.

Uncle Phil


Re: Seen some smoke today.

Bill Cromwell
 

Once upon a time a younger brother received an electric train set for
Christmas. After playing with it for several *hours* the train jumped
the track (yet again). Little brother got up and left it there with
transformer output shorted (overloaded anyway). Eventually it began to
um... smell *funny*. Our mother did *NOT* enjoy it at all - after all
she wasn't blind (evil grin). Even though the transformer was not
completely destroyed it smelled so bad it was not allowed in the house
any more. That was the end of the electric train set.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Seen some smoke today.

Bill Cromwell
 

On Fri, 2013-03-22 at 21:21 -0700, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Bill
Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com> wrote:


The smoke smells that way so blind hams can enjoy it too.





This sounds like an adaptation of an oldie-but-goodie fart joke.


73,


Todd
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QRP (CW & SSB) / EmComm / SOTA / Homebrew / Design
Recycling is a good thing (grin)

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Seen some smoke today.

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 03/22/2013 10:16, GeorgeG wrote:
Know I remember what that
smoke smells like. I prefer solder/flux fumes. Don't want to be addicted
to smoke from fried parts! 72 Geo/w2BPI
They make component smoke smell bad on purpose so you'll be sure to not make that mistake again.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Seen some smoke today.

davemrtn
 

Since they add smell to natural gas so we'll know when there's a gas leak, I assume there's a guy in a back room somewhere at the resistor factory who's job it is to add the smell to the smoke that goes into the resistor ???

Do they put smoke/smell into a resistor the same way the cream is put inside the Twinkies ????

Who decided which smell goes with transformers, which smell for resistors & which smell for transistors ???
 

On 03/22/2013 11:33 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
 

On 03/22/2013 10:16, GeorgeG wrote:
> Know I remember what that
> smoke smells like. I prefer solder/flux fumes. Don't want to be addicted
> to smoke from fried parts! 72 Geo/w2BPI

They make component smoke smell bad on purpose so you'll be sure to not
make that mistake again.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: PigRig Resistor Values

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

As someone who is afflicted with colorblindness, I always have to check resistors with a multimeter. Especially on resistors with tan bodies.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Seen some smoke today.

Todd K7TFC
 

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@...> wrote:

The smoke smells that way so blind hams can enjoy it too.


This sounds like an adaptation of an oldie-but-goodie fart joke.

73,

Todd
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Re: Seen some smoke today.

Bill Cromwell
 

On Fri, 2013-03-22 at 22:33 -0600, Tom Sevart wrote:

On 03/22/2013 10:16, GeorgeG wrote:
Know I remember what that
smoke smells like. I prefer solder/flux fumes. Don't want to be
addicted
to smoke from fried parts! 72 Geo/w2BPI
They make component smoke smell bad on purpose so you'll be sure to
not
make that mistake again.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS
The smoke smells that way so blind hams can enjoy it too.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Seen some smoke today.

Joe Bento
 

On 3/22/2013 10:33 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
On 03/22/2013 10:16, GeorgeG wrote:
Know I remember what that
smoke smells like. I prefer solder/flux fumes. Don't want to be addicted
to smoke from fried parts! 72 Geo/w2BPI
They make component smoke smell bad on purpose so you'll be sure to not
make that mistake again.
The smoke you don't want to see is the magic smoke escaping from components in your circuit. Things never work quite the same following that.

Joe, N6DGY


Re: PigRig Resistor Values

KD4OBQ
 

Thats OK as I still check them as those 1/8th watters are a little small and when in doubt I always check them.

I made a jig a few years ago for just that. Just cris crossed 2 razor blades on each side and plug the meter rite in to it. I'll post a picture. That jig is one of the tools on the work bench. It's not pretty but it is functional.

Pat KD4OBQ

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Re: PigRig Resistor Values

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

It is part of the world-wide left wing plot to mess with us older folks!
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 3/21/2013 11:57 PM, Charles Moizeau wrote:
�

Aha,

Now get a load of this one.

Today I started a Hi-Per-Mite� kit.� Parts count went OK except there was no 750K resistor, or so I was convinced.� There was a wee thingy that I believed to be the D1 diode that one is supposed to omit.

I searched my resistor stash, and finding no 750K I had 680K and 68K resistors I was planning to put in series as an ugly substitute.

I then looked at the nice photos on the site and there was the "D1 diode" mounted where the 750K (R9) was indicated.� Ah so?� Measuring that "diode" with an Ohmmeter I got 748K Ohms; I switched the meter's leads and got 748 Ohms again.� That little sucker was no diode, it probably was my "missing" 750K resistor.

With a strong light and a 4X jeweler's loupe stuck in my eye socket I'm able to discern the colored bands.� Of course I'm looking for Violet-Green-Yellow-Gold.� Whoa, they ain't there!

Instead I have Violet-Green-Black-Orange-Gold.

Ponder that for a moment and you'll realize it works out to the same as Violet-Green-Yellow-Gold.

I suppose change is supposed to make life more interesting, but what is the point of change if it is unnecessary?� Why does a customary four-colored band resistor marking need to be replaced by a five-colored-band one?

Answers???

72,

Charles, W2SH ��
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To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:56:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: PigRig Resistor Values

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I hear ya John,
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I don't even try to read�the bands on the 1% resistors anymore, or the 1/8 watters.� I just panic and grab the ohmmeter.
�
OK, back to Ocon stuff, it's coming up fast.
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From: John Hill
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:42 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: PigRig Resistor Values

I'd not heard of that before. I'm all for making resistor values easier to read. I'm color blind and I really have a tough time. Plus my eyes are getting older. John Hill N9RLO

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N9RLO John Hill



Re: resistors, music, and oh-oh....math

Joe Bento
 

On 3/22/2013 2:51 PM, Phil Anderson wrote:

Hello Bill,
 
Just read your post a-la PigRig Resistor Values........and noted that you like music and electronics. This is not a surprise and I suspect is quite common. I have often heard it said - given that parallel of interests - that was why IBM (back when I was there in the 1960s) hired musicians and trained them as system programmers. It was hinted that they could see the big picture of the whatever programming system was at hand.
 
There are lots of bins we can put ourselves in including: the fact gatherer type and the sees relationships folks. Some used to call them the "associative" memory quants! For example, "I see that," and that leads me to something else...or triggers another memory. Fun stuff.
 
Uncle Phil, W0XI
 
 

Interesting post.  I enjoy music as well, and play guitar.  I also have built several vacuum tube guitar amps. (Is there any other kind?)  Makes for a nice merger of hobbies.

Joe, N6DGY


Re: Ten-Tec Order for TP-19

Joe Bento
 

On 3/22/2013 1:42 PM, Steve wrote:
Just got off the phone with my order to Ten Tec for the TP-19 enclosure.
They only had the black colored ones left which was fine with me but I had figured on getting one in a charcoal color originally.

Anyway, I was asked about the rush of everyone ordering these and what had caused the sudden increase in orders. Needless to say Stan the sales rep there has been informed of The Pig Rig. Said he was going to check it out.

Time to go plug in the iron.......Steve/WB0QQT Pig Rig #179

I ordered two myself a few days ago. They arrived yesterday. Nice looking enclosures. My piggie #143 will will have a pen when I finish building. :-) Now I'll have to trouble Terry for a nice decal!

Joe, N6DGY


resistors, music, and oh-oh....math

Phil Anderson
 


Hello Bill,
 
Just read your post a-la PigRig Resistor Values........and noted that you like music and electronics. This is not a surprise and I suspect is quite common. I have often heard it said - given that parallel of interests - that was why IBM (back when I was there in the 1960s) hired musicians and trained them as system programmers. It was hinted that they could see the big picture of the whatever programming system was at hand.
 
There are lots of bins we can put ourselves in including: the fact gatherer type and the sees relationships folks. Some used to call them the "associative" memory quants! For example, "I see that," and that leads me to something else...or triggers another memory. Fun stuff.
 
Uncle Phil, W0XI
 
 
 
 

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Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig Resistor Values - epilogue