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Re: Flying Pig rig build questions

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

Thanks Wayne!


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:34 AM, Wayne Dillon wrote:

 

Steve,

The Lm317L is a voltage reg IC, it's located to the left of the board, the shape of a transistor outline and marked U5.
Its a three legged beastie.
Hope this helps
Wayne - KC0PMH

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM, w1sfr <steverob@...> wrote:
 

I'm building the FP rig. The instructions call for U5 as an LM317L. There is no location and no IC of that description. Is that a typo in the instructions?

73
Steve




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Re: Flying Pig rig build questions

Wayne Dillon
 

Steve,
The Lm317L is a voltage reg IC, it's located to the left of the board, the shape of a transistor outline and marked U5.
Its a three legged beastie.
Hope this helps
Wayne - KC0PMH

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM, w1sfr <steverob@...> wrote:
 

I'm building the FP rig. The instructions call for U5 as an LM317L. There is no location and no IC of that description. Is that a typo in the instructions?

73
Steve




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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
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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 - KC0PMH

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

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

The first small binocular toroid has been driving me crazy for two days now.  I keep losing count and end up unwinding everything to start over again.
Can anybody tell me if there is enough excess 34 ga magnet wire in the kit to trye and start over again.  I suspect my first (and second thru sixth) try wire has a lot of nicks in it.
73 de Lee
KM4YY
Romney, WV

On 3/25/2013 5:44 PM, Louis Axeman wrote:
 
Good luck to you, also, Steve.  I hope the toroids wind up successfully.  Will probably start soldering resistors tomorrow and then try toroids.
 
Lou, N8LA

From: w1sfr
To: Louis Axeman ; 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:10 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
 

Good luck Lou. My first post here and I just started my pig rig too. Going to wind my toroids tonight if I can.

Steve
W1SFR

--- In mailto:4sqrp%40yahoogroups.com, Louis Axeman wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>  
> Finally finished inventorying Pig Rig #204 parts tonight so this is a good night for me. 
>  
> 72/73,
> Lou, N8LA
>



Flying Pig rig build questions

w1sfr <steverob@...>
 

I'm building the FP rig. The instructions call for U5 as an LM317L. There is no location and no IC of that description. Is that a typo in the instructions?

73
Steve


Re: Ozarkcon 2m freq? - Minds-Eye Picture

davemrtn
 


Re: Ozarkcon 2m freq?

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Yes, 147.195 is the repeater and Walter,K5EST suggested 146.52 at Stone Castle. May bring out some of the locals on 52. I'm coming in on Thursday, will have the HT on 52 and 147.195 while mobile. See everyone there.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: Tom Sevart
To: 4SQRP Group <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Mon, March 25, 2013 10:21:11 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon 2m freq?

 

Did we decide on a repeater or simplex 2m frequency in Branson for
Ozarkcon? I remember some talk a while back but I don't remember if
anything was decided.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Straight Key

Louis Axeman <n8la@...>
 

There is also an Army training film covering the same subject on YouTube somewhere.  As I understand it, or perhaps misunderstand it,  "straight key" covers purely mechanical keying devices such as bugs and sideswipers as well as "conventional hand keys."  I think SKCC considers all of these devices to be straight keys.  I like what I call "conventional hand keys" best for real "handmade" CW.  Just thought I would throw my $.02 worth in.
 
73,
Lou, N8LA  

From: Bob Baxter
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 6:50 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Straight Key
 
This link is to a WW2 Navy training film teaching proper straight key technique.  It has helped me but I've still got a long way to go to catch up with the sailors in the film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC5RQNSSZH0

Bob AA7EQ
 


Ozarkcon 2m freq?

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Did we decide on a repeater or simplex 2m frequency in Branson for Ozarkcon? I remember some talk a while back but I don't remember if anything was decided.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Ozarkcon 2m freq?

Jeremy Utley
 

Best repeater is 147.195+ with no PL.  Also, 147.50+ no PL is an option.  There was talk about 147.480 for Simplex comms as well.

I myself will have my Yaesu VX-8GR scanning a few diff freq's while I'm there.  WA6CML will have her Wouxun with her as well.

Also going to bring along my FT-817 - anyone interested in a DLQP contact using SSB? :)  I still need to put together the ITP Dummy load special antenna!

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Jeremy

On 3/25/2013 11:20 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
 

Did we decide on a repeater or simplex 2m frequency in Branson for
Ozarkcon? I remember some talk a while back but I don't remember if
anything was decided.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Re: Straight Key

Herb Graeber
 

Bob, thanks for posting the training film.  I saw the film
in 1962 as a Navy RM who looked surprising just like
the guys in the film.  :>)
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Baxter
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 6:50 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Straight Key

 

This link is to a WW2 Navy training film teaching proper straight key technique.  It has helped me but I've still got a long way to go to catch up with the sailors in the film.


Bob AA7EQ

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Straight Key

Robert Baxter
 

This link is to a WW2 Navy training film teaching proper straight key technique.  It has helped me but I've still got a long way to go to catch up with the sailors in the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC5RQNSSZH0

Bob AA7EQ


Re: wa0itp - Utility Board Photo posted in Photo's

Tom Clifton
 

My short answer is YES!!! Tidier than manhattan, and has a permanent  place for stuff you always need.  This sort of takes the RF Toolkits concept and makes it  a bit more generic & easier to package.  I can see plenty of uses for such a beast.  At this time my standard practice is to move things off of a breadboard onto perf board and no two things are ever the same size.


From: Jim Kortge
To: 4sqrp@...; Tom
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] wa0itp - Utility Board Photo posted in Photo's

On 3/25/2013 1:41 PM, Tom wrote:
> Can you tell me a bit more about the utility board?

Yes!  The project photo that Terry posted is built on one of two "Designers Dream" (sm) utility boards.  A UB2 was use for the project shown in the photo, as it was specifically designed for fabricating RF Amplifiers of various sorts easily. The companion board, the UB1, contains circuitry for a variety of "building blocks" including regulated power supply, electronic switches(2), oscillator, mixer, crystal filter, LP and BP filters, and high bandwidth IC amplifier. Each of the board types has an area reserved for "bread boarding" circuits that are not part of the standard circuitry.  Much of what I built on the UB2 in the photo takes advantage of that bread boarding real estate.

A while back I built a 17 to 40-meter converter on a UB1, and a complete 10-meter transmitter on a UB1 and Mantattan-style UB2. I believe photos of those projects are on the 4SQRP web site.

Currently, both boards have been through a Beta PCB run with 10 sets of boards being manufactured.  Since there were bought with my money, I've kept 5 sets of them, sent one set to Terry, WA0ITP for a project he has in mind, and donated the remaining 4-sets of boards to 4 State QRP to be given away as door prizes at Ozarkcon.  If you go to Qzarkcon, you could win a set!

Eventually, we hope to be able to offer the board set and a limited set of parts as another of the high quality kits that 4 State QRP makes available.  Don't ask when that might occur, we just don't know what the timing will be at this point in time.  However, if that kind of kit is of interest to you, Terry, WA0ITP would sure like to know. That might help us set the target date for their release.

I hope the above description is sufficient.  Now I'm going to go back to work on the "mystery project" in the photo that Terry posted. :-)

72,

Jim, K8IQY






Ozarkcon Update

WA0ITP
 

OzarkCon 2013 is upon us. Preregistration is now closed, the badges are being
made, and the packets are being filled. If you missed pregregistion, not to
worry, the registration booth in the lobby will open on Friday at 4PM.

This is the 10th anniversary of OzarkCon and the 5th year in Branson. An
anniversary cake will be the banquet dessert, a some will undoubtedly be left
over for Saturday morning breakfast. The banquet speaker is Joe Porter,W0MQY,
who will speak about Four State's early days.

Here's some conference stats:
. 111 preregistrations
. 101 banquet meals
. 32 in the Build Session
. 27 swap tables reserved
. 60 prizes work well over $2000

. All the Stonecastle arrangements are done and the schedule of events is the
same as last year.

. We have another outstanding line up of presenters, another super banquet, and
a great build session.

. The swap tales are maxxed out and overflowing into the lobby again this year.

Many thanks to all who preregistered. Please refer to the web site for
additional information. http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

72 es cu in Branson on April 5 and 6.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Louis Axeman <n8la@...>
 

Good luck to you, also, Steve.  I hope the toroids wind up successfully.  Will probably start soldering resistors tomorrow and then try toroids.
 
Lou, N8LA

From: w1sfr
To: Louis Axeman ; 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:10 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
 

Good luck Lou. My first post here and I just started my pig rig too. Going to wind my toroids tonight if I can.

Steve
W1SFR

--- In mailto:4sqrp%40yahoogroups.com, Louis Axeman wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>  
> Finally finished inventorying Pig Rig #204 parts tonight so this is a good night for me. 
>  
> 72/73,
> Lou, N8LA
>


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

w1sfr <steverob@...>
 

Good luck Lou. My first post here and I just started my pig rig too. Going to wind my toroids tonight if I can.

Steve
W1SFR

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Louis Axeman <n8la@...> wrote:

Greetings,
 
Finally finished inventorying Pig Rig #204 parts tonight so this is a good night for me. 
 
72/73,
Lou, N8LA


Re: eznec and LTspice software

Phil Anderson
 

Dah! Das is richtig mine Herr!
 
Unk Phil
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: 4SQRP
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] eznec and LTspice software

 

Should one expect otherwise when those instructions may often derive from a Google translation of a  Chinese text?

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...; n0evh@...; wa0itp@...
CC: aldenmcduffie@...
From: aldenmcduffie@...
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:42:45 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] eznec and LTspice software

 

Good idea John on downloading EZNEC. It does take a bit of time to get used to the manual/instructions - and that would be true of any manuals "written" today. Manuals in general are a problem. Take my iPhone as an example, really crappy documentation. About 6 or 8 years ago I was visiting my daughter in St Louis and we were cleaning her kitchen. We really cleaned the stove top gas range only to discover the manual for it in the drawer, written in about 1950. I found that manual to be excellent, very clear on how to use it and what burner went with what knob, etc. Not so of today's ranges. When did we stop teaching writing to kids, todays designers? Maybe about 1980?
 
A second via John, consider downloading LTspice. You can download a free copy from linear technology's website. It is really super for simulating circuit. It's easy, for example, to draw the schematic for a audio phase-shift oscillator and then hit the simulation button; you can select to see the waveform generated or the frequency response of the unit. Then you can change values and play what if. Again....the manual takes some time to get used to.
 
If anyone is interested, we could get a "go-to-meeting" link set up on the WEB and I'd be happy to outline how to use the program, generating and simulating several simple circuits. Let's discuss that at Ozcon?
 
Uncle Phil 
 
 


Re: Utility Board

John DeJournett
 

It sounds great.  Something along the line of the radio building blocks on Diz's site.  Maybe a notional circuit just to convey the idea intended in the pre-laid out portions, then a proto-board area to do what you want.  I would be in for a couple as well.
 
It actually an interesting enough idea that I thought abou doing something similar, but unfortunately I'm headed into the busy time of year and my project bench isn't going to see too much of me until the July/August time frame when it's just too hot to be outside, then again in November when its too cold up here in Iowa.
 
John, KD0JXN


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 

Yeah me too, gotta have one o' them

Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM, chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...> wrote:

Put me down for two.  You can't just eat one.  :-)

chuck, k7qo



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Re: Utility Board

Wayne Dillon
 

Yeah me too, gotta have one o' them
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM, chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...> wrote:

Put me down for two.  You can't just eat one.  :-)

chuck, k7qo



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Utility Board

chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...>
 

Put me down for two. You can't just eat one. :-)

chuck, k7qo


Re: wa0itp - Utility Board Photo posted in Photo's

Charlie Vest
 

It does sound like a good addition to any builder or experimenters bench . I would be interested in one .
 
Thanks Jim and Terry .
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

Ga Jim:

Nice looking project board!
I would be very interested in these items.
Sounds like a lot of "learning fun" to me!
72
Johnny
AC0BQ

On Monday, March 25, 2013, Jim Kortge wrote:
 

On 3/25/2013 1:41 PM, Tom wrote:
> Can you tell me a bit more about the utility board?

Yes! The project photo that Terry posted is built on one of two
"Designers Dream" (sm) utility boards. A UB2 was use for the project
shown in the photo, as it was specifically designed for fabricating RF
Amplifiers of various sorts easily. The companion board, the UB1,
contains circuitry for a variety of "building blocks" including
regulated power supply, electronic switches(2), oscillator, mixer,
crystal filter, LP and BP filters, and high bandwidth IC amplifier.
Each of the board types has an area reserved for "bread boarding"
circuits that are not part of the standard circuitry. Much of what I
built on the UB2 in the photo takes advantage of that bread boarding
real estate.

A while back I built a 17 to 40-meter converter on a UB1, and a
complete 10-meter transmitter on a UB1 and Mantattan-style UB2. I
believe photos of those projects are on the 4SQRP web site.

Currently, both boards have been through a Beta PCB run with 10 sets
of boards being manufactured. Since there were bought with my money,
I've kept 5 sets of them, sent one set to Terry, WA0ITP for a project
he has in mind, and donated the remaining 4-sets of boards to 4 State
QRP to be given away as door prizes at Ozarkcon. If you go to
Qzarkcon, you could win a set!

Eventually, we hope to be able to offer the board set and a limited
set of parts as another of the high quality kits that 4 State QRP
makes available. Don't ask when that might occur, we just don't know
what the timing will be at this point in time. However, if that kind
of kit is of interest to you, Terry, WA0ITP would sure like to know.
That might help us set the target date for their release.

I hope the above description is sufficient. Now I'm going to go back
to work on the "mystery project" in the photo that Terry posted. :-)

72,

Jim, K8IQY