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Re: Good Day to Build

Dan Reynolds
 

Well, we finally got it. Seems like we've escaped all the bad winter weather. I don't know how you really measure snow but a ruler my wife stuck into the snow on our deck is rapidly disappearing!

They say we're due for 5 more inches. That would put it at about 17" but I doubt we'll get that much. Problem here is that the city & county don't know how to deal with it when it gets this deep. Wind is horrible. Temperature is 31 F. Supposed to warm up so it won't be around long but while it is! Whoo-wee! Lot's of fender benders and the local authorities have been on TV saying stay home.

I fixed the screen on my granddaughter's netbook today. This is the second time I've had to fix it! Ugh...
But what are you going to do?

I dug out a Taurus SSB  that I'm trying to build for 40 meters. Trying to figure out where I left off and trying to verify everything I need to "change" to put it on 40.

Looking forward to O'con. We're close now.

73  --  Dan  --  KB9JLO

PS Had a nice 20 M SSB QSO this afternoon with CT.



Re: Good Day to Build

Bill Cromwell
 

On Sun, 2013-03-24 at 20:27 -0400, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:

Working on my PigRig. How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4
inch long binocular core transformer?? And here I bitched about the
1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY

Do you need to take your shoes off to count that high? (evil grin).

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Good Day to Build

Nick-WA5BDU
 

No snow or ice in central Arkansas, but it was kinda cold and windy. I'm still working on that Argonaut 505 a bit. And trying to fix my daughter's iPod Nano. (Gonna need a stronger jeweler's loupe!)

Yesterday I made a little one transistor oscillator - transmitter for AA1TJ's Vanguard project and today I spent some time CQing with it. 30 mW out on 20 meters. Here's a blog description:

http://wa5bdu.blogspot.com/2013/03/vanguard-i-transmitter.html

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Good Day to Build

Bill Cromwell
 

On Sun, 2013-03-24 at 19:00 -0500, n0jrn wrote:
--snip---


I've got all the metal for the encloure waiting. Will someone send
me on of those ROUND TO IT's LOL

73 and happy building to all:

Jerry N0JRN

Sorry Jerry,

I was in the Navy. I'm checking the postage for a sea tuit. If I can
find one in the bottom of a junk box...

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Good Day to Build

Dale Putnam
 

oh.. I know.... you shoulda seen me hunting around for a mic to test it with.. I finally had to build one.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:49:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build

 
Now Dale, you can't use words like SS* on the reflector, the moderator will get ya!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 


I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





Re: Good Day to Build

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Now Dale, you can't use words like SS* on the reflector, the moderator will get ya!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Re: Good Day to Build

Joe Bento
 

On 3/24/2013 6:27 PM, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:
Working on my PigRig.  How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4 inch long binocular core transformer??  And here I bitched about the 1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY

When you fold the wire in half and slip it through both holes, that is one turn.  Loop both ends through the opposite holes  and you have two turns... etc.  Every time the wire passes through both holes is a turn.  If you have an even number of turns, your wire ends will exit out the side you began.

With a donut toroid, every time the wire passes through the hole is a turn.

Joe, N6DGY



Re: Good Day to Build

Dale Putnam
 

I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Good Day to Build

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

Working on my PigRig.  How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4 inch long binocular core transformer??  And here I bitched about the 1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY


On 3/24/2013 5:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



Re: Good Day to Build

n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

An electronic keyer specifically for my Swan 700cx.

Using the Island Keyer II, a small audio amp from Kitsandparts
and HamGadgits keying adaptor.

Front panel pots for On/Off and volume, weight, tone and speed,
as well as momentary switches as required by the keyer.

My 700cx sidetone leaves a lot to be desired so desided to build
up a keyer with sidetone. Rear panel will have jacks for power,
paddles, bug and line out.

Working on the screen print now for both panels. Publisher does
a good job for that.

I've got a PigRig waiting in the wings but this one is the PigRig Plus.

Just need to get it going. Doesn't seem like I can get my teeth into
that one. It's has 72 seperate roids in it. OUCH.. Makes my fingers
hurt just thinking about it. LOL

I don't know if a picture will make it through the reflector but
I attached one of a previous rig. 60 roids on the filter boards
alone. :(

I've got all the metal for the encloure waiting. Will someone send
me on of those ROUND TO IT's LOL

73 and happy building to all:

Jerry N0JRN


----- "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com> wrote:

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on
installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?


Pig Rig changes

Bob Nelson
 

When those 7122 crystals start getting out to us, installed and operating:
Are there any other component changes necessary to the frequency change?
Thanks,
Bob - K6KL


Re: Good Day to Build

Jim Kortge
 

On 3/24/2013 5:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?
You know and the rest of the 4 State gang are probably wishing they did too. Just my way of tweaking interest in the latest goodie from the K8IQY lab. :-)

Terry, maybe you could post that picture that I sent you and folks can start guessing what it is? We could turn it into a contest and the first person who figures it out gets a free one when it is ready to go......

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: Good Day to Build

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Terry and the group.
Lots of now here, abt 6 inches with drifts!
I am working on a DIZ freqency counter kit.
Was going well till I had to stop and push snow!
72
CU at OZARKCON!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



Good Day to Build

WA0ITP
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: Snow in SE KS

Jeremy Utley
 

Haven't even tried to dig out here in Iola yet.  And my ground-mounted 5BTV won't tune up, so I suspect the snow is covering enough that it's shorting at the feedpoint - oh the troubles of a ground-mounted vertical!  Wish I still had my Ultimax 100 in the air, but pulled it down last fall for a special event station and never have raised it again.  Oh well, 

Jeremy, N9PH


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM, PaulS <psmith61@...> wrote:
 

Hey guys, I am dug out here in Humboldt. I went to the campus with my crew moving snow. There was 6 inches on the flat and some 4 foot drifts. We got most of it cleared and called it a day... I'm going to take a nap and then play radio de Paul N0NBD



Snow in SE KS

Paul Smith
 

Hey guys, I am dug out here in Humboldt. I went to the campus with my crew moving snow. There was 6 inches on the flat and some 4 foot drifts. We got most of it cleared and called it a day... I'm going to take a nap and then play radio de Paul N0NBD


snow.....yup

Phil Anderson
 

Same here Johnny.........6 to 10 inches and "they" say more coming....We need the moisture!

Uncle Phil.........see ya at the OZCON!


[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



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [PolarBearQRP_Ops] March PBMME
From: Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
To: PolarBearQRP_Ops@...
CC:

 


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