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Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Paul Smith
 

I have wound the small roid twice. The wires are like they are supposed to be but I am still not sure if I have "6 full turns on"
Paul N0NBD

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On Mar 26, 2013, at 1:06 PM, Joe E <cornhusker@...> wrote:

 

It took me two tries to get the small binocular toroid right too. It is a bit confusing at first but isn't too bad once you figure it out. I just have resistors in and sip pins besides the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

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From: David Martin <davemrtn@...>;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:33:57 PM

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :
 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>




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

davemrtn
 

Yes....   but that's not nearly as funny !

On 03/26/2013 03:58 PM, John Taylor wrote:
 
Perhaps I am not understanding this. My thoughts were room to room etc.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: Jim Sheldon
To: 4SQRP Mailing List <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tue, March 26, 2013 11:27:39 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon 2m freq? - Minds-Eye Picture

 
Now that's funny!  I do have to admit to using an HT at hamfests to keep track of my wife but to go as far as talking across the table on an HT? --- LOL!!!!  Maybe if it was one of those medieval castle dinners and the other person was down the half mile long table from me?  
 
See you guys at OzarkCon -- N5LXW and I will be arriving with the Elecraft Demo stuff around Noonish on Friday.
 
Jim - W0EB

 
> Reminds me of a bunch of kids I saw
> the other day in a room texting each other !!!!
> --
> David Martin
> - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.
>
 


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

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

 


Re: eznec and LTspice software

Phil Anderson
 


Hi Barney..............spice is a software program for simulating circuits. Yes, you can use it to simulate a regen ar audio or RF. If you wish I can send you a short article about that that I did for the last Xtal Set Society Newsletter in March. I can send that in pdf format. Let me know if you wish me to send it.
 
UNK Phil, W0XI


Would this work for a regenerative radio?

Barney



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

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Perhaps I am not understanding this. My thoughts were room to room etc.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: Jim Sheldon
To: 4SQRP Mailing List <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tue, March 26, 2013 11:27:39 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Ozarkcon 2m freq? - Minds-Eye Picture

 

Now that's funny!  I do have to admit to using an HT at hamfests to keep track of my wife but to go as far as talking across the table on an HT? --- LOL!!!!  Maybe if it was one of those medieval castle dinners and the other person was down the half mile long table from me?  
 
See you guys at OzarkCon -- N5LXW and I will be arriving with the Elecraft Demo stuff around Noonish on Friday.
 
Jim - W0EB

 
> Reminds me of a bunch of kids I saw
> the other day in a room texting each other !!!!
> --
> David Martin
> - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.
>
 


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

cornhusker
 

Pins are only for the crystals..not the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

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From: Lee Mairs (SAG) ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Joe E ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 8:50:43 PM

 

Interesting.  I have Sip pins in for the crystals, but hadn't though about doing it for the toroids.
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 3/26/2013 2:06 PM, Joe E wrote:
 

It took me two tries to get the small binocular toroid right too. It is a bit confusing at first but isn't too bad once you figure it out. I just have resistors in and sip pins besides the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

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From: David Martin ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Stephen Roberts ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:33:57 PM

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :
 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>





Re: eznec and LTspice software

Barney <barneyro@...>
 


Would this work for a regenerative radio?

Barney


On 3/26/2013 2:07 PM, Bobby Rolph wrote:
 
Thanks for the info Tom. I will go to the website and print them out!
Bobby
Kb4qnr


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On Mar 26, 2013, at 2:38 PM, "Tom" <kc0vsj@...> wrote:

 

I got my start in LT Spice with the QST Column Hands-On-Radio. There were at least three articles (somehow I thought there may have been a fourth one) and all are available for members in the in-line archives. Using Spice has revolutionized my home brewing...

JAN 2010 - QST (PG. 61)
Experiment #83 -- Circuit Simulation, Build and Test
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX
Article: QST Archive [PDF]

FEB 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #85 -- Circuit Simulation, Complex Parts
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

MAR 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #86 -- Viewing Waveforms in LTspice
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 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: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

Interesting.  I have Sip pins in for the crystals, but hadn't though about doing it for the toroids.
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 3/26/2013 2:06 PM, Joe E wrote:
 

It took me two tries to get the small binocular toroid right too. It is a bit confusing at first but isn't too bad once you figure it out. I just have resistors in and sip pins besides the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



From: David Martin ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Stephen Roberts ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:33:57 PM

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :
 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>





Re: eznec and LTspice software

bobby rolph
 

Thanks for the info Tom. I will go to the website and print them out!
Bobby
Kb4qnr


Sent from my iPad

On Mar 26, 2013, at 2:38 PM, "Tom" <kc0vsj@...> wrote:

 

I got my start in LT Spice with the QST Column Hands-On-Radio. There were at least three articles (somehow I thought there may have been a fourth one) and all are available for members in the in-line archives. Using Spice has revolutionized my home brewing...

JAN 2010 - QST (PG. 61)
Experiment #83 -- Circuit Simulation, Build and Test
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX
Article: QST Archive [PDF]

FEB 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #85 -- Circuit Simulation, Complex Parts
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

MAR 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #86 -- Viewing Waveforms in LTspice
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 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: eznec and LTspice software

Tom Clifton
 

I got my start in LT Spice with the QST Column Hands-On-Radio. There were at least three articles (somehow I thought there may have been a fourth one) and all are available for members in the in-line archives. Using Spice has revolutionized my home brewing...

JAN 2010 - QST (PG. 61)
Experiment #83 -- Circuit Simulation, Build and Test
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX
Article: QST Archive [PDF]

FEB 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #85 -- Circuit Simulation, Complex Parts
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

MAR 2010 - QST (PG. 59)
Experiment #86 -- Viewing Waveforms in LTspice
(Hands-On Radio)
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; 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: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

cornhusker
 

It took me two tries to get the small binocular toroid right too. It is a bit confusing at first but isn't too bad once you figure it out. I just have resistors in and sip pins besides the toroids.
73 de K0NEB

Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



From: David Martin To: <4sqrp@...>; Stephen Roberts ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:33:57 PM

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :

 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>




Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

davemrtn
 


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

That doesn't agree with the website instructions which state "...A full turn is defined as awire going thru both holes of the binocular."  The 3rd picture on page 5 of 16 shows the binocular after the fist two wires have been inserted and then retunred thru to opposite holes.  Tha tmakes two trips thru the core for each wire end and thus 6 more trips to make 8 turns.

Am I missing something?

73 de Lee
KM4YY

 3/26/2013 12:33 PM, David Martin wrote:

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :
 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>





Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Charlie Vest
 


That is a good way too David . I found if I count the turns out loud , I find it easier for me to keep track of how many I have. Whatever works for any one person is great .
 
Remember just running the wire straight through one side of the binocular is one turn .
 
There are ways to check them but it takes a little explanation depending on which method that you use . It is also VERY handy to have Inductance on your multi meter .
 
Charlie , W5COV 

Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.

While I was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding one.

If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add '2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

If you need an even number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting Stephen Roberts :
 

Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the rest of the toroids.


73
Steve
W1SFR


On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>




Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

davemrtn
 


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Charlie Vest
 


The small binocular is almost too simple . At first blush I was trying to make it harder than it really is . It just takes very little wire and a few minutes to complete.
 
Charlie , W5COV

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Maybe I should go back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.

But the first problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end" connections into the holes for the capacitors !!  After that I questioned everything I did with that big binocular.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting "Lee Mairs (SAG)" :
 

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
>



Re: Ozarkcon 2m freq?

Dan Reynolds
 

I was going to bring my FT-817 and yes, I'd like a DLQP using SSB. 
I'm much better at SSB than CW!   ;-)
I will also have my Wouxun with me. As well as the Icom in the car...
73
Dan  --  KB9JLO


--- In 4sqrp@..., Jeremy Utley wrote:
>
> 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!


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

Jim Sheldon
 

Now that's funny!  I do have to admit to using an HT at hamfests to keep track of my wife but to go as far as talking across the table on an HT? --- LOL!!!!  Maybe if it was one of those medieval castle dinners and the other person was down the half mile long table from me?  
 
See you guys at OzarkCon -- N5LXW and I will be arriving with the Elecraft Demo stuff around Noonish on Friday.
 
Jim - W0EB

 
> Reminds me of a bunch of kids I saw
> the other day in a room texting each other !!!!
> --
> David Martin
> - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.
>
 


Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

Charlie Vest
 


I had enough wire left over to have been able to wind it again . Just relax , slowly read and follow the directions and it will go very smoothly actually . It "appears" intimidating , but is actually quite simple .
 
I was able to do it and I have a neuro muscular disease and only about 25 % use of my hands , along with the tremors .
 
Charlie , W5COV

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig Inventory

 

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
>



Picokeyer for sale

milanb@sbcglobal.net <milanb@...>
 

I thought it was sold but the PayPal funds never arrived.... I have a PicoKeyer-Plus memory keyer that I am not using. Excellent condition. I can send a pix. $20 shipped conus. Milan K9HDX


Re: Flying Pig rig build questions

Charlie Vest
 

It looks like a 3 legged transistor and is mounted in the 3 holes on the far upper left corner of the board right where your  + power supply voltage connects to your board .
 
Charlie , W5COV

----- Original Message -----
From: w1sfr
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:31 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Flying Pig rig build questions

 

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