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Re: Possible scammer at work

Don Wilhelm
 

Nate,

I would think it would be quite difficult to detect scammers when they sign up for a group like this. This is an "open group" rather than a "closed group" where everyone must be specifically invited by the moderator. As far as I know, there is no in-between ground.

What is important is that the moderator of the group has the ability to block anyone from posting. If this particular subscriber has not already been blocked, the administrator of this list is to blame. I have seen at least 2 posts (or maybe 3) from this particular scam on 4sqrp.

I have also seen this "offering" once on the KX3 Yahoo Group, and the moderator has blocked the scammer after the 1st post.

In this particular case, the address of the poster does not match the 'supposed' seller - that is an immediate clue that the post is a scam.

I cannot speak for those moderating QRZ.com and other "sell ham radio" sites, but as always it is "buyer beware". If it looks 'too good to be true', it likely is. Don't send money until you have checked it out - FCC database, QRZ.com, etc. If the seller demands a cash, bank transfer or USPS money order, be cautious. PayPal has resolution methods that work (I have personal experience, but only on minor amounts).

Most hams are honest, but it only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bushel. Practice "safe computing", whatever that may mean in the situation.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/16/2016 7:22 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@n0nb.us [4sqrp] wrote:

It has been so long since I signed up for the group/mailing list that I
don't recall if the membership must be approved for subscription. I
know some groups are somewhat restrictive, perhaps for this reason, and
require a personal note to the list/group owner for approval.

That said, while I don't want the tone of this group to become a clique
that is not welcoming to newcomers--in fact this group is exactly the
opposite--there should be a means to do a simple check to keep scammers
from just being able to blast their nonsense to several hundred of us at
once.


Re: Possible scammer at work

 

It has been so long since I signed up for the group/mailing list that I
don't recall if the membership must be approved for subscription. I
know some groups are somewhat restrictive, perhaps for this reason, and
require a personal note to the list/group owner for approval.

That said, while I don't want the tone of this group to become a clique
that is not welcoming to newcomers--in fact this group is exactly the
opposite--there should be a means to do a simple check to keep scammers
from just being able to blast their nonsense to several hundred of us at
once.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Possible scammer at work

Don Wilhelm
 

Bottom line for me - If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When the email address or physical address of the seller is different from the address listed in QRZ.com or the FCC database, it should arouse suspicion.

I can't imagine any one ham would have that many rigs for sale at one time.
An estate sale, maybe, but that would normally be clearly stated.

THINK, and be safe out there in internet land!

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/16/2016 6:21 PM, Tom k2bew tombewick@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:
This is at least the 4th time these messages have circulated through all the HAM groups in the past 6 months, and I have heard of at least one person that lost money to him. What I am surprised about is some people still question whether or not it is a scam on some lists. It is a bait and switch they tell you they moved and have an address other then the one listed with the FCC and try to get you to send them money to it.
73, Tom​

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@n0nb.us <mailto:n0nb@n0nb.us> [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

This doesn't look right to me. The email "From" address is not the
same
as that of the real KA3MTT shown on QRZ.com. Also telling is that most
hams don't sign a message with their full name and middle initial.

Beware, be aware.


Re: Possible scammer at work

Tom Bewick, k2bew
 

This is at least the 4th time these messages have circulated through all the HAM groups in the past 6 months, and I have heard of at least one person that lost money to him. What I am surprised about is some people still question whether or not it is a scam on some lists. It is a bait and switch they tell you they moved and have an address other then the one listed with the FCC and try to get you to send them money to it.
73, Tom​

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This doesn't look right to me. The email "From" address is not the same
as that of the real KA3MTT shown on QRZ.com. Also telling is that most
hams don't sign a message with their full name and middle initial.

Beware, be aware.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us



Re: QRV

Charles W. Powell
 

Enjoy Terry.

72,

Chas NK8O

On May 16, 2016, at 12:32 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

GA Chas,

Working hard today packing for FDIM.   Otherewise I'd hook up the new computer and give a shout.  Hope you snag a QSO.

Back to the garage

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/16/2016 1:18 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

QRV on CWCOM channel 7122 if anyone is up for a little Morse code.

Charles - NK8O





Re: QRV

WA0ITP
 

GA Chas,

Working hard today packing for FDIM.   Otherewise I'd hook up the new computer and give a shout.  Hope you snag a QSO.

Back to the garage
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/16/2016 1:18 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

QRV on CWCOM channel 7122 if anyone is up for a little Morse code.

Charles - NK8O



QRV

Charles W. Powell
 

QRV on CWCOM channel 7122 if anyone is up for a little Morse code.

Charles - NK8O


Only 4 days left until the WBB at FDIM!

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

Only four more days until the BIG event.

Only for more days to round up the proper attitude, lighted pocket magnifier or visor, small needle-nose pliers and travel DMM if you think you might need one!

Here is a link to the parts prep document that tells you how the parts were prepped:  http://qrpme.com/docs/WBB%20Parts%20PREP.pdf
And a link to the pictorial of the WBB kit parts: http://qrpme.com/docs/WBB%20Parts%20Galore.pdf

Only one transistor so surely you can spot THAT at a reasonable distance as well as the crystal, push button switch and 9 volt battery snap. Get those out of the way first. There are 2 styles of caps with most of them being QUALITY monolithics (no throwing caps away and replacing them with known good ones here!) with .1" lead spacing. Set the caps with .1" lead spacing aside and continue sorting the remaining parts. There are TWO 220pf caps with .4" style resistor leads so you can sort them out very quickly. Now you are left with just the resistors and axial chokes which look very similar!

A DMM would most likely only help identifying the resistors and with only 6 in the kit it really isn't necessary BUT you do have to separate them from the axial chokes which have similar shapes and color bands!  First off, the resistors all have blue bodies.  There are 6 resistors already precut & preformed. Look for 2 identically shaped and stripped resistors and they will be 10Ks. The resistor that looks close but no cigar is the 100 ohm-er and the odd resistor out is the 4.7K which of course has a hard to see yellow band at one end or the other depending upon how you look at it. The last 2 are easy to identify as the ZERO ohm resistor has a single black stripe and the 51 ohm resistor may or may not have a green band on as the 1st (or last band) depending upon how you are looking at it and weather or not you can see the color green....

Now you are left with the axial chokes. Color and shape/size are the key elements to telling them apart. More on this later.... gotta go load a truck.

Rex



Re: Possible scammer at work

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Nate
Yes, 
It's the same one that bounced thru all the reflectors a few months ago!
Thanks for the Heads up.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This doesn't look right to me. The email "From" address is not the same
as that of the real KA3MTT shown on QRZ.com. Also telling is that most
hams don't sign a message with their full name and middle initial.

Beware, be aware.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Possible scammer at work

 

This doesn't look right to me. The email "From" address is not the same
as that of the real KA3MTT shown on QRZ.com. Also telling is that most
hams don't sign a message with their full name and middle initial.

Beware, be aware.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: OT: Searching for Panel Meter for R390A/URR

Jim Sheldon
 

Pair of meters for the R390A located. Thanks for all the advice and
help.

73,

Jim - W0EB


What happened to 7 days and then 6 days until the WBB at FDIM??

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,
I started yesterday with a LOT of stress! There were only 7 days until the big WBB event and the status as of Friday morning was:

FDIM WBB kits required    = 300
FDIM WBB kits kitted        = 0
FDIM WBB pcbs soldered  = 0
QTH WBB kits mailed         = ALL!

So I had made progress on the QTH versions, practically nothing had been completed on the FDIm version as the non-working soldering maching was eating up ALL my time.

I'd been troubleshooting my semiautomatic solder pot for over a week and it still wasn't working. I was starting to feel the pressure. I had tried everything and  was getting desperate. The friend who I bought it from died 5 years ago so that avenue was gone. The company that made it, back in the 70's or 80', disavowed any knowledge of the unit! They had sold off that division and the new entity had gone belly up over a decade or two ago. I called a current supplier of soldering supplies and talked to the lady there who knew everything. She had been there for almost 20 years and she had never heard of the 'thing'. I was starting to think that my weekend would be non-stop soldering of SIP sockets on WBB boards, all 12,600 solder points!! Then a miracle happened! The lady who knew almost everything called me and said that over lunch, she walked over to an industrial equipment service company in the same business park and talked to her counterpart there, who promptly produced a schematic of my very machine. She emailed it to me and about 4 hours later, my machine was ready to solder. A friend's son came home from college on summer break, was looking for some work so I recruited him to help with the kitting. I showed him the ropes, set him up and then went to the Qhut to solder up some boards. By 1AM, I had run 120 boards through the soldering machine and we had 150 bags of parts ready. I went to bed and slept soundly knowing that I wasn't going to solder 12,600 solder points after all.  Day 6 started out at a leisurely pace with the remaining parts seemingly jumping into the cups all by themselves. I had to run some errands but I have another 120 boards stuffed and ready to solder. The solder pot holds about 200 pounds of solder so it does take quite a while (and quite a lot of electricity) to heat up the loaded pot. It should be ready now so I'm heading to the Qhut to run another batch of WBB boards through the machine. I might even get rambunctious and stuff the remaining boards and run those too.  If not, by lunchtime tomorrow, ALL kits will be kitted and ALL boards will be soldered. Then I can move on to some other tasks that have to be done before I leave for FDIM around 1AM Wednesday morning...

An eager WBB builder, Dave Deitrick KB8XG, took my last two documents and combined them into a single useful sheet. I'm attaching it here. After I'm all done soldering boards, I'll clean up my parts sorting sheet and get that one posted....

Respectfully submitted,

Rex  W1REX



OT: Searching for Panel Meter for R390A/URR

Jim Sheldon
 

I realize this is a really long shot asking on the 4SQRP reflector, but
I'm posting to a few others as well.

During my 20 year Army career, I repaired the R390 and R390A receivers
plus taught others to repair them as well. This morning at a local
tailgate swapfest I was actually given an R390A in working condition,
but it's missing it's Carrier Level and Line Level meters. I'd like to
restore it to look like it did when it was in Military service.

If anyone out there has either the Carrier Level meter or Line Level
meter for an R390 or R390A that they're willing to part with, please
contact me off list with your asking price.

Thanks,

Jim Sheldon - W0EB
Park City, KS
w0eb@cox.net


Re: Need help

Jim Kortge
 



On 5/13/2016 2:44 PM, Sean Edwards wrote:

smt = surface mount technology

Gerber file = is an open ASCII vector file format for 2D images.  It is used in the printed circuit board industry to define the different circuit board layers: copper traces, solder mask, silk screen, etc.  The name is confusing because it is not for use on babies.


Indeed not, but on Gerber Plotters, which was the original plotting system used for making PCBs back when.

72,

Jim, K8IQY

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Re: Need help

Sean Edwards
 

smt = surface mount technology

Gerber file = is an open ASCII vector file format for 2D images.  It is used in the printed circuit board industry to define the different circuit board layers: copper traces, solder mask, silk screen, etc.  The name is confusing because it is not for use on babies.

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On May 13, 2016 12:50 PM, "RWeeks neotoxo54@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

That sounds like an interesting project...but I have a couple of questions ?
1.  Watz an SMT?
2.  Watz a Gerber?

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On May 13, 2016, at 12:07, Jim Kortge jim.k8iqy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 



On 5/13/2016 8:58 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I'm working on a simple SMT project, which may become a Four State kit, and need help with the pcb. The circuit has 1 IC in a TSSOP package, some transistors in SOT3 size, and a few 1205 resistors, etc.  The boards will be approx 1"x2".

If you would like to participate in this small project, and have the capability of providing Gerbers for it, pse send an email off list to wa0itp@...om   

Thanks much.
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Terry,

I would be happy to help, but only if your project can work around my summer schedule.  We will be going here and there a couple of weeks each month for bluegrass events, otherwise, we are home and I have Eagle for Schematic Capture and PCB layout.

72,

Jim, K8IQY



Re: Need help

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

That sounds like an interesting project...but I have a couple of questions ?
1.  Watz an SMT?
2.  Watz a Gerber?

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On May 13, 2016, at 12:07, Jim Kortge jim.k8iqy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 



On 5/13/2016 8:58 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I'm working on a simple SMT project, which may become a Four State kit, and need help with the pcb. The circuit has 1 IC in a TSSOP package, some transistors in SOT3 size, and a few 1205 resistors, etc.  The boards will be approx 1"x2".

If you would like to participate in this small project, and have the capability of providing Gerbers for it, pse send an email off list to wa0itp@...om   

Thanks much.
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Terry,

I would be happy to help, but only if your project can work around my summer schedule.  We will be going here and there a couple of weeks each month for bluegrass events, otherwise, we are home and I have Eagle for Schematic Capture and PCB layout.

72,

Jim, K8IQY



Re: Need help

Jim Kortge
 



On 5/13/2016 8:58 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I'm working on a simple SMT project, which may become a Four State kit, and need help with the pcb. The circuit has 1 IC in a TSSOP package, some transistors in SOT3 size, and a few 1205 resistors, etc.  The boards will be approx 1"x2".

If you would like to participate in this small project, and have the capability of providing Gerbers for it, pse send an email off list to wa0itp@...om   

Thanks much.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Terry,

I would be happy to help, but only if your project can work around my summer schedule.� We will be going here and there a couple of weeks each month for bluegrass events, otherwise, we are home and I have Eagle for Schematic Capture and PCB layout.

72,

Jim, K8IQY



FDIM - latest news

Steve, G4GXL
 

Four Days In May (FDIM) is the annual conference of QRP ARCI at Dayton, OH
It is next week running in parallel with the Dayton Hamvention.
FDIM info is at www.qrparci.org/fdim

Please note that the FDIM Grand Banquet on Saturday is SOLD OUT
There will not be any walk in tickets available for the banquet.

The Buildathon on Friday is SOLD OUT

We do have a *few* tickets for the Seminars next Thursday.
Email me direct at fdim@... for a link to register online.
Do not assume you can pay on the door - when we are full we are full !

Tickets are $41 and include 7 seminars, printed proceedings, tea, coffee, cookies
AND a 20m transmitter kit to build at the seminars (no tools required)

  • Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ (8.20am)
    Elecraft - Shrinking the Multi-Mode HF Transceiver

  • Scott Cowling, WA2DFI (9.00am)
    WSPR and the Raspberry Pi

  • Guy Hamblen, N7UN (10.00am)
    2016 - The Year of the Portable Operator
    From IOTA to SOTA to NPOTA
     
  • Paul Darlington, M0XPD (11.15am)
    Occam's Scrip -
    the minimalist measurement mindset
     
  • Mike Bryce, WB8VGE (2.00pm)
    Troubleshooting and Repair Techniques
      
  • Grayson Evans, TA2ZGE/KJ7UM (3.15pm)
    Thermatron Homebrew Ideas and Techniques
         
  • Rex Harper, W1REX (4.15pm)
    The Worlds' Biggest Buildathon

    Includes a 20m transmitter kit to build at the seminar. No tools required !

FDIM details - www.qrparci.org/fdim
To register online for the Seminars, email  fdim@...

73
Steve Fletcher, G4GXL
--
QRP ARCI President - www.qrparci.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/qrparci


Re: Chekins

WA0ITP
 

I love the receiver in my Argo 6  :o)  

I too appreciate Chas's comments and him being so regular on the net and in the Sprints.   Thanks Chas.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/13/2016 8:10 AM, Bart Lawson blawson2@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Chas,

once again you report on signal reports are much appreciated.  My copy on Terry was ESP but it came up from nothing to where by adjusting all the bells and whistles on my rig I could copy him, barely!!  I did not hear him at all in the beginning and heard none of the checkins, even KK5IB who is normally pegging my meter here!  In fact, I was shocked when Terry came right back to me ask asked for no fills.  Now, if we could just find a West coast station willing to post about signal reports it would be great!!

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS


On May 12, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Missed the Wednesday evening drill because I was QRV in NAQCC's monthly sprint.  I highly recommend these events to 4SQRPers.  

Thursday morning had KK5IB at a steady 569.  Terry was a poor 339 initially, improving to 449 for my QSO,  and then a decent 559 when contacting WØIIT who was only 229 here in NJ.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH  



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 08:25:15 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Chekins

 
Rough condx last nigh on both 40 and 80.  This morning was much better on 40.  Chas was a bit weak, but everyone else was strong.   Thanks gents.  
I'll be at FDIM next Wednesday, pse someone jump in, call them, and have some fun.


80 WA9PWP Paul STOUGHTON, WI  RST abt 449
80 AC0BQ Johnny LEBO, KS  Xray antenna, 
40 KK5IB Darryl JONESBORO, AR 72 degrees, strong sig
40 W2SH Chas MILLINGTON, NJ RST 449 
40 W0IIT BArt PITTSBURG, KS RST 579, Good copy, 72F


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





Re: Chekins

W0IIT
 

Chas,
once again you report on signal reports are much appreciated.  My copy on Terry was ESP but it came up from nothing to where by adjusting all the bells and whistles on my rig I could copy him, barely!!  I did not hear him at all in the beginning and heard none of the checkins, even KK5IB who is normally pegging my meter here!  In fact, I was shocked when Terry came right back to me ask asked for no fills.  Now, if we could just find a West coast station willing to post about signal reports it would be great!!

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS


On May 12, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Missed the Wednesday evening drill because I was QRV in NAQCC's monthly sprint.  I highly recommend these events to 4SQRPers.  

Thursday morning had KK5IB at a steady 569.  Terry was a poor 339 initially, improving to 449 for my QSO,  and then a decent 559 when contacting WØIIT who was only 229 here in NJ.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH  



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 08:25:15 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Chekins

 
Rough condx last nigh on both 40 and 80.  This morning was much better on 40.  Chas was a bit weak, but everyone else was strong.   Thanks gents.  
I'll be at FDIM next Wednesday, pse someone jump in, call them, and have some fun.


80WA9PWPPaulSTOUGHTON, WI RST abt 449
80AC0BQJohnnyLEBO, KS Xray antenna, 
40KK5IBDarrylJONESBORO, AR72 degrees, strong sig
40W2SHChasMILLINGTON, NJRST 449 
40W0IITBArtPITTSBURG, KSRST 579, Good copy, 72F


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



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