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Re: MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

 

Darryl,
Does the rig have a built in keyer?
Some times those new rigs go into straight mode for no reason.
Try a straight key or if you have none take the top of the rig off and  jumper the key contacts.
I have a couple of those China QRP rigs and use a eternal PICO keyer.
It drove me nuts because I needed a cord with 3 rings on the PICO keyer and only needed 2 into the rig.
Keep us posted
BOB AF2Q
 

In a message dated 12/3/2015 8:23:31 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
Thanks for suggestion. I haven't changed the jumpers, the keyer was working properly when I took it out of service. I took it apart, found that the paddle ground wire was holding on by just a couple wires, cleaned that up and resoldered the wire, reassembled, but no joy. Next to try is reseating the jumpers.
Darryl, KK5IB
 


Re: MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

Charles W. Powell
 

Not to state the obvious, but check the cable from the keyer to the rig.  It might have gone bad.  I had that happen with my prize Begali Spark, even though the cable was barely ever moved and had no apparent damage.

72,

Chas NK8O


On Dec 3, 2015, at 9:23 PM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Thanks for suggestion. I haven't changed the jumpers, the keyer was working properly when I took it out of service. I took it apart, found that the paddle ground wire was holding on by just a couple wires, cleaned that up and resoldered the wire, reassembled, but no joy. Next to try is reseating the jumpers.
Darryl, KK5IB



Re: MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

Darryl J Kelly
 

Thanks for suggestion. I haven't changed the jumpers, the keyer was working properly when I took it out of service. I took it apart, found that the paddle ground wire was holding on by just a couple wires, cleaned that up and resoldered the wire, reassembled, but no joy. Next to try is reseating the jumpers.
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Cyclone 40 PTO mod: need advice

Thomas Johnson
 

I spoke a little too soon ... would you have Mouser or Digikey part numbers (or whatever you use from your favorite supplier)?

Regards,

Tom J.


Tiny Tenna?

Michael McEwen
 

Anyone using a Tiny Tenna with a Sony 7600?   The Sony antenna doesn't seem to offer much gain...I want to monitor 7.030/040 for CW on a very mobile basis...hiking and tent city.  The Peanut Whistle 2 seems to be getting out pretty well for a micro QRP CW with my homebrew 40 dipole, but I'd like some better RCV without taking my full CW QRP rig...trying to put a minimalist set with batts in my two or three Army M-16 ammo pouches...I don't mind using two little antennas but I need something better for the Sony...also like its broadband/multimode rock and roll, but would like a bit better CW...four QSOs and counting!
_ _ ...   ... _ _

Doc - K5OSA

4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205



Re: Wed Nite Nets

Sam Neal
 

Now I gotta train my brain cell to remember it! hi

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
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Received: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:12:35 PM CST
From: "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups.com" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>, wa0itp yahoo
<wa0itp@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wed Nite Nets

Yep I'm on '40 tonight but listen out for NQ0RS, the KC0PMH callsign has
definitely retired! You'll know it's me be because I'm still training the
muscles to send the new call.
Hpe CU All there tonite
Vy 72/3 es God bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 11:59 AM, wa0itp yahoo wa0itp@yahoo.com [4sqrp] <
4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Notice the start time change of the 80M net. Now that Winter is here,
I'd like to try 8:00CST (0200z) for a few weeks to see if the
propagation is better for us at that time. VOACAP shows a high
probability of being able to check in tonight, nearly 100%. So give it a
shot, you'll probably make it. I'll call agn at 8:30 also.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KCØPMH, NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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I love this radio stuff!
72 73
WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com
http://www.4sqrp.com/




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*QRP* - *EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER.*

I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot
pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17

NB. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one's
mouth and remove all doubt.

http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


help

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

thanks ever one found a builder for my rock   guess a guy has to omit defeat  some time have a blessed day


Re: RMrc today!!

Dale Putnam
 

Well now  the 20m Prop Princess is not nice! 

So, lets got try 40m!!

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 15:49:00 -0700
Subject: [4sqrp] RMrc today!!

 

The cw practice net will be called at 2200 z on 14.0625 and at 2230 on 7.0625Lets see if the Prop Princess and her wicked step daddy can keep up with us????
See you then!!

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


RMrc today!!

Dale Putnam
 

The cw practice net will be called at 2200 z on 14.0625 and at 2230 on 7.0625Lets see if the Prop Princess and her wicked step daddy can keep up with us????
See you then!!

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Re: MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

 

Darryl,Read this PDF manual.
You may have a bad connection on the jumper inside.
That will key solid state rigs but the jumper needs to be changed for grid block keying
Hope this helps.
 
BOB AF2Q
 

In a message dated 12/3/2015 11:28:42 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
I have an MFJ-422D Keyer that sits on top of a Bencher set of paddles. It was working before I disconnected it last time. Fired it up yesterday, it keys its internal speaker ok but will not key a radio. Any one with experience with these, or any ideas to fix it. I would send it to someone to repair, don't want to have to buy a new one for $100. Any help would be appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB
 


help

JAMES DAVIDSON
 


guys and gals!  need help  i ordered the 30 meter rock mite .eff.mod,in 
closer the works..well guess what i cant see with my diabetes and age . 
i cant see well enough to build .  have built lots of rigs over the 
years.ats 3,4,sierra.rock mites 4sqrp abt all of their stuff.well that 
was in the past hi hi .thought i would try one more been a couple yrs. 
since i tried to get the old iron hot. well enough of the whining   GOD 
has give me a blessed life. bottom line i will be glad to pay for some 
one to build this little rig for me . winter time is a fun time at the 
bench THAT is hi hi . i have put the sip pins on the board and ground on 
the crystals. that's all had to stop when i tried to inventory parts .if 
there is any buliders out there contact me at jijvd@...    am 
good on qrz   thanks JIM KC0DD      HAVE A BLESSED DAY


Re: MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

Darryl J Kelly
 

Thanks for suggestions. Not using a battery, the 422D uses 13 volts, measured at 13.79 volts at connector, tried a different cable, rocked the chip a little to reseat it, still the same. It makes a little contact with the radio, a little chirp, and then fails. Also have tried a different radio. Still trying.
Darryl, KK5IB


MFJ-422D Keyer Repair Help

WA0ITP
 

GA Darryl,

Easy things first,  are you using the same cable that you were using when it worked?  Is it battery powered?
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 12/3/2015 1:12 PM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I have an MFJ-422D Keyer that sits on top of a Bencher set of paddles. It was working before I disconnected it last time. Fired it up yesterday, it keys its internal speaker ok but will not key a radio. Any one with experience with these, or any ideas to fix it. I would send it to someone to repair, don't want to have to buy a new one for $100. Any help would be appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB




Re: Repair Help

Chris Howard w0ep
 

Before you send it far away, check the 9 volt battery.

On 12/3/2015 1:12 PM, kk5ib01@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:


I have an MFJ-422D Keyer that sits on top of a Bencher set of paddles. It was working before I disconnected it last time. Fired it up yesterday, it keys its internal speaker ok but will not key a radio. Any one with experience with these, or any ideas to fix it. I would send it to someone to repair, don't want to have to buy a new one for $100. Any help would be appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB



Repair Help

Darryl J Kelly
 

I have an MFJ-422D Keyer that sits on top of a Bencher set of paddles. It was working before I disconnected it last time. Fired it up yesterday, it keys its internal speaker ok but will not key a radio. Any one with experience with these, or any ideas to fix it. I would send it to someone to repair, don't want to have to buy a new one for $100. Any help would be appreciated.
Darryl, KK5IB



Re: 80M CW Nets [1 Attachment]

w2sh@...
 

Yes, we've all got about three more weeks of increased darkness in the mornings (and in the evenings as well). 

As noted below I missed the Wednesday night activity on 40m and 80m.  But this morning's 40m net was great; only wish there had been more QNIs. 

In NJ Terry, Paul and Darryl were all at 569 for 80 percent of their transmissions.  Bill was at 579 for 80 percent.  The 20-percent parts were due to QSB whose pattern was very deep--down to readability of zero, but thankfully very brief, each time only lasting a couple of seconds or so. 

My inverted L antenna (68' up and 98' out), resurrected after a couple of years when the original support, a white ash tree, died, worked well.  It will improve when it changes into a Tee antenna with 68' up and two opposing legs of ~86' out, for that will cancel out the radiation and reception by the two horizontal legs.

As for Wednesday night, I was QRV in QRP ARCI's annual Topband sprint (scheduled duration is six hours to help the west coast stations).  There was a dearth of activity, and I, as well as everyone of the 19 stations I QSO'd, went QRT after about three hours.

In fact this minimal activity seems to be characteristic of many of QRP ARCI's contests.  In their 2014 Topband sprint only 19 stations sent in their logs.  Compare this to NAQCC's Topband two-hour sprint in January 2015 with 54 logs posted, or the hastily called Topband 90-minute Fox Hunt Extravaganza, decided upon at very short notice for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving of last week, that had 44 logs posted.

Methinks there needs to be a lot more attention and energy that needs to be injected by QRP ARCI into publicizing, reporting and recognizing individual achievements into this, as well as the other contests it sponsors rather weakly.

Enuf soapbox from comparatively roasty-toasty NJ, with our 45-degree temperature at net time this morning.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH     



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:35:26 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CW Nets [1 Attachment]

 
GM pretty propagation last night, and fantastic on 40 this morning.  Paul was as loud as I've ever heard him, Bill was booming in, and Charles was a solid 569 on the S-meter.  Great morning to be on 40M.  Thaks to all, making it in were:

 
Thanks to all es cu next week.

--
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I love this radio stuff!
72 73
WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com
http://www.4sqrp.com/


Re: Looking for a hand in OKC

Michael McEwen
 

Chris, I am limited in what I can lift...do have a Chevy V-8 pickup which can handle about anything amateur radio-wise except towers!  Any 4SQRP folks are welcome to use the truck....all we need to do is coordinate DTG...

My garage is full of empty boxes...we could clear a space...

_ _ ...   ... _ _

Doc - K5OSA

4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205



On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Chris Howard w0ep w0ep@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 


I have a favor to ask of someone in Oklahoma City.

I bought a piece of test equipment, an older HP VNA.
I need someone to pick it up for me and
store until I come through town on the 19th of December.

I will try to make it worth your while. Sure,
you can play with it until I come. I have no idea
if it works.

(I think I can get the UPS Store to do it for $$,
so all is not lost if the group answer is no.)

For that matter, MFJ is near here, if someone
wants something transported to 4-State land
on the 19th/20th of December, let me know.
(Local sales tax is about 10% - just FYI)

Chris
w0ep
Columbus, Mississippi

p.s. I have often thought it would be nice to have
an internet group of some sort for the transport of
heavy radio-related stuff. Shipping a transformer
or such is a pain in the pocket book.



Re: Tonight's 40m net

Michael McEwen
 

Listened on my Sony comm RXCVR with a short 10m wire...no joy...The LD5 and Alexloop may be up by the weekend....I also found my LNR 10/20/40 TFEF...if I can get my son to climb a tree, that would go, too!

My next move is to a retirement center...I am buried in all this stuff I have been collecting...bless you all...

_ _ ...   ... _ _

Doc - K5OSA

4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret
Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205



On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 8:13 PM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Almost skunked! A fella from OH, Walt - N8PZR (not a member - yet) was good signal and he stuck with it, digging my weak signal out of the mud, thanks Walt.
Terry (WA0ITP) I think I heard you in there but your signal disappeared so no joy there. Anyone else hear me???
Hopefully better next week (been saying that for a while now).
Vy 72/3 all es God Bless de Wayne - NQ0RP 

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17

NB. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686



80M CW Nets

wa0itp yahoo <wa0itp@...>
 

GM pretty propagation last night, and fantastic on 40 this morning.  Paul was as loud as I've ever heard him, Bill was booming in, and Charles was a solid 569 on the S-meter.  Great morning to be on 40M.  Thaks to all, making it in were:

 
Thanks to all es cu next week.
-- 
----------------------------
I love this radio stuff!
72 73
WAØITP
http://www.wa0itp.com
http://www.4sqrp.com/


Re: Tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Thanks for being there and trying Paul,
Much appreciated.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 8:30 PM, psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I looked up and down and never heard a peep... maybe next week.

de Paul N0NBD




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17

NB. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686

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