Date   

Wed. night PSK net move.

Dick Hammond
 

This is NOTICE that the wed. night PSK net will move to 40M....7070.5

starting Wed. MAY 25th at 9:00PM. Hope to have better activity for the

rest of summer months.

Dick, N0TGR,    NCS




Re: ZZ40RX BACK IN STOCK!

John Ritter
 

Thanks for the notice. I'm new to the group but already built a 4s-tuner and really enjoyed that. It does a great job!

Looking forward to building the zzrx40!

John-n5rng



John

On May 21, 2016, at 8:52 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Gm all:

I just wanted to post a note to let you know that we have the ZZRX40 receivers back in stock.
We had a part issue (the case was made fabricated in a mirror image) oops!

The new cases are in and ready to go!
Super easy fun build, ready to use before the soldering iron cools off!

Here is the hyper link to the web 


These are great little receiver kits for group builds, and discounts are offered for 5 or more, with combined shipping.
If your reading this from FDIM, have fun, and be safe heading back home.

72
Johnny AC0BQ





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




ZZ40RX BACK IN STOCK!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm all:
I just wanted to post a note to let you know that we have the ZZRX40 receivers back in stock.
We had a part issue (the case was made fabricated in a mirror image) oops!

The new cases are in and ready to go!
Super easy fun build, ready to use before the soldering iron cools off!

Here is the hyper link to the web 


These are great little receiver kits for group builds, and discounts are offered for 5 or more, with combined shipping.
If your reading this from FDIM, have fun, and be safe heading back home.

72
Johnny AC0BQ





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




Re: Home-brew magnetic loop

Charles W. Powell
 

Not a problem Jim.  I have sent this enough times that I just need to copy and paste.  This tunes and radiates well on 17 & 20 meters.  Tunes well and radiates fair on 30 meters.  Tunes well and radiates poorly on 40 meters.  9’ is a good length for 15-17, with some compromise on 20 meters, and 6’ is a good length for 10-12 meters, with a compromise on 15.  Coupling loop is 20% of the full sized loop.

Chas - NK8O


Dimensions and materials

12’ LMR-400 for the main loop
2.4’ of copper tubing
Capacitor salvaged from an old Denton tuner that no longer worked
Electrical box for the capacitor
Various SO-239 connectors
1/2” schedule 40 PVC


Station in a bag (18” long)

Antenna parts in the bag

Laid out, ready to assemble


The base, assembled.  I now use a shorter extension for better stability.


Laying out the main loop.


And connecting the capacitor. Shield only.  Inner connector is not used.

Ready to make QRM from Riverside Park, Scottsbluff NE

And the rest of my station - KX3/PX3,  Macbook Air, 4.6 Ah LiFePO4 battery 

Me with the loop

Capacitor detail.  Ideally, an butterfly or vacuum variable is superior.

Coupling loop mounting details.  This is “new and improved” over the one pictured above.



12 gauge wire was used, soldered to the tubing after crimping, and the whole assembly pulled in as tight as possible.

SO-239 then soldered into place on the center post, and held with a screw and nut on the “ground" side.

On May 20, 2016, at 6:00 PM, 'Jim Crooke' crooke@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Hi Chas,

 

I know it is quite a while after you sent this email, but if you still are willing to send me the pictures of your loop, I’d appreciate it.

School is out now and I am planning to play radio a bit.

 

73, Jim K0ESE

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] 
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:22 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Powell <doctorcwp@...>
Subject: [4sqrp] Home-brew magnetic loop

 

  

I just built my first magnetic loop antenna. So far, I am very impressed with the performance. The cost was less than 1/3 of the Chameleon and 1/4 that of the Alex loop. Except the capacitor box that I built at home with my electric drill, the framework was cut and assembled in my HOTEL room. If you are interested in great loop antenna that is easy to build, and costs < $100 if you have a tuning capacitor and < $150 if you have to purchase the capacitor, then send me an off-list e-mail NK8O at ARRL dot NET and I will send pictures with annotations on what I built. IT REQUIRES NO ADDITIONAL TUNER, and it is multiband. You can tweak it to your own needs.

72,

Chas NK8O


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Re: Home-brew magnetic loop

james crooke
 

Hi Chas,

 

I know it is quite a while after you sent this email, but if you still are willing to send me the pictures of your loop, I’d appreciate it.

School is out now and I am planning to play radio a bit.

 

73, Jim K0ESE

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:22 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Charles Powell
Subject: [4sqrp] Home-brew magnetic loop

 

 

I just built my first magnetic loop antenna. So far, I am very impressed with the performance. The cost was less than 1/3 of the Chameleon and 1/4 that of the Alex loop. Except the capacitor box that I built at home with my electric drill, the framework was cut and assembled in my HOTEL room. If you are interested in great loop antenna that is easy to build, and costs < $100 if you have a tuning capacitor and < $150 if you have to purchase the capacitor, then send me an off-list e-mail NK8O at ARRL dot NET and I will send pictures with annotations on what I built. IT REQUIRES NO ADDITIONAL TUNER, and it is multiband. You can tweak it to your own needs.

72,

Chas NK8O


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see hamvention live................sort of............

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

Unofficial Hamvention Broadcasts
 
Hey guys......just started watching this...........it may or may no be suitable...........we’ll see....checking in a few times through the weekend....
 
Here is the address to put into your google broswer to get started:
 
 
uncle phil, w0xi

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Announcing the KX2 80-10 m, SSB/CW/Data transceiver

Charles W. Powell
 

From the Elecraft developers.  It’s official.

72,

Chas NK8O



Introducing the Elecraft KX2 transceiver -- the newest member of our compact KX Line. The KX2 has features very similar to the KX3, at about half the size and weight. It fits easily in a jacket pocket. It can even be used hand-held, with a built-in mic to facilitate HT-style operation. 

Despite its small size (1.5 x 2.8 x 5.8") and light weight (13 oz.), the KX2 can be configured as a complete HF station, with an internal 2.6 Ah Li-ion battery, wide-range ATU, and attached CW keyer paddle. This greatly reduces the amount of gear and cables needed for field outings. For home and mobile use, the KX2 works with our KXPA100 100 watt amplifier. 

The KX2 can transmit in SSB, CW, and data modes at up to 10 watts. This power level, combined with adjustable speech compression, yields a truly effective SSB radio that fits in the palm of your hand. 

True SDR (software-defined radio) technology, with 32-bit I.F. DSP., provides features you'd expect to find only in a desktop rig: stereo dual watch, noise blanking, noise reduction, auto-notch, 8-band RX/TX EQ, a digital voice recorder with two transmit messages, and PSK31/PSK63/RTTY text decode/display. You can even use a keyer paddle to transmit in these data modes -- no PC required. 

The KX2 covers 80-10 meters (9 bands), maximizing flexibility for field ops, SOTA, micro-DXpeditions, and ultralight hiking/backpacking. Two padded carrying case options are available (CS40 and CS60). 

For further details, please visit www.elecraft.com. 

73,
Wayne, N6KR
Eric, WA6HHQ



RMRc Cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The CW practice net will be called today at 2200z on 14.0625, immediately followed by and appearance on 7.0625. Y'all come. Tell me what you want for practice? A sent text? chat practice? simple fast checkin?discussion about what you are doing in your shack?

What? 

The bands are in decent shape, as proven by the reverse beacon network and by Qs .. 

See to this afternoon!




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


Wed.night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

WF2F  Richard, South Bend, IN.
KC0IFQ Dennis,  Augusta, KS 
80M no activity,will try 40M and
announce results next week before changing.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta,KS  NCS


Re: 40 m Nets tonight

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
I hope this is not Tuesday night??
I never heard a peep from anyone tonight. 
I have strong skcc activity on 7.121!
Bands must still be messed up! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 3:35 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Ge Wayne
I should be home in time to call it at 7:30.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Sorry folks but I will not be available this evening. Please get on and have some fun.
Blessings
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
 
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



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




3 days to the WBB event is gone and 2 days remaining is half over...

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

Yesterday was a blur trying to get all my last minute chores done and everything packed and ready to travel. Worked all day without even stopping for lunch or dinner. Ate a few crackers while I was pushing and shoving stuff into boxes and suitcases. Went home around 11Pm, shoved some clothes into the cases, loaded the car and drove off a little after 1AM. Finally got to the FDIM hotel around 2 Oclock and now I'm right back into it trying to get ready to hand out some WBB kits tonight...

I just posted the PRELIMINARY Sorting and Assembling document here:  http://qrpme.com/docs/WBB%20Sort%20and%20Assemble.pdf

Check it out and be ready to sort and assemble tomorrow.

Less than 24 hours to the big WBB event!

Rex  W1REX


Re: 40 m Nets tonight

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Wayne
I should be home in time to call it at 7:30.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Sorry folks but I will not be available this evening. Please get on and have some fun.
Blessings
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
 
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



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




40 m Nets tonight

Wayne Dillon
 

Sorry folks but I will not be available this evening. Please get on and have some fun.
Blessings
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
 
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


New Elecraft KX-2 Info on EHam

Tim N9PUZ
 

Saw this a few minutes ago...

<http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/12852#141590>

Tim N9PUZ


New Elecraft KX2 (yes KX2)

Jim Sheldon
 

Looks like the new Elecraft radio for release at Dayton is going to be
the KX2 -- All I can find on it so far is a picture on a Japanese
website but it does look legit.

Jim - W0EB


http://edcjp.sblo.jp/article/175341127.html


QRPworks at FDIM

Shel KF0UR
 

Hi, 

Just FYI... QRPworks will be at FDIM this Thursday evening and at Hamvention in booth NH194,  which is next to the Elecraft booth in the North Hall. 

73,

Shel KF0UR 
www.QRPworks.com


Re: Best GO BAG for airlines? Antenna on 7th floor condo!

w_r_adams1
 

I like Ham Log for the iPhone / iPad. 

Bill AF4B


Re: Best GO BAG for airlines? Antenna on 7th floor condo!

W0IIT
 

Norm, a good way to save some weight in that go bag would be to make a copy of that back inside cover of the manual and laminate it.  It has all the info you would probably ever need for the K1(great choice of a go bag rig, especially if it has the internal tuner).

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS


On May 18, 2016, at 12:30 AM, Norm Lee marjannorm@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I bought a small aluminum photographers case from a discount store, cost about ten bucks. I have just returned from Brisbane back to Adelaide via Virgin Australia with the case as handluggage. In the case I had my FT-817, an antenna ( included tuner), wall wart - but I had room for a p/s. Airlines get iffy over batteries! The full catastrophe! Nobody turned a hair and I really enjoyed the freedom of carrying a portable rig. It's a thought, anyway.
Kind regards
Norm. Vk5gi
McLaren Vale
South Australia

Sent from my iPad



Re: Best GO BAG for airlines? Antenna on 7th floor condo!

marjannorm
 

Hi all,
I bought a small aluminum photographers case from a discount store, cost about ten bucks. I have just returned from Brisbane back to Adelaide via Virgin Australia with the case as handluggage. In the case I had my FT-817, an antenna ( included tuner), wall wart - but I had room for a p/s. Airlines get iffy over batteries! The full catastrophe! Nobody turned a hair and I really enjoyed the freedom of carrying a portable rig. It's a thought, anyway.
Kind regards
Norm. Vk5gi
McLaren Vale
South Australia

Sent from my iPad


Re: Best GO BAG for airlines? Antenna on 7th floor condo!

Michael Kana
 

I have used a "511" tactical ammo bag for carry on - holds the laptop, kx3 and misc stuff. 
It has huge cargo pockets
Ive used this bag for carry on when I've flown cheapskate airlines and they bill you for everything 

Warning!  This is transmitted over a non secure medium

On May 17, 2016, at 4:31 PM, Charles Powell doctorcwp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Phil,


You can put the misc. stuff in your packed luggage, but you should take the radios on board with you.  Or at least that is what the TSA recommends. My radios (SDR, KX3, PX3, sometimes a hand-held) sometimes garner a small amount of attention, but generally it is not a problem.  Get either a tool bag, backpack or a gym bag, and pack clothing around the radios if the stuff is loose.  Leave the radios near the top.  That way if they lose your suitcase, you have the important stuff - clean underwear and the rigs.  The rest can be replaced.

I actually have gotten to the point of taking my backpack, with all the actual radio gear, laptop, and iPad,  and a carryon sized suitcase that holds my magnetic loop and most of the other things I need - mostly underwear.  I wear hospital scrubs 99% of the time when I travel so I just need clean underwear and socks.  It works for me.

Finally, Hamlog and Rumlog have versions for iPhone iPad.  I’m sure there are others. I found Rumlog easier to use but that’s because I also use it on my laptop (Macbook Air).

72,

Chas NK8O


On May 17, 2016, at 4:08 PM, davemrtn davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


None of this would be a problem if you would just drive there.
However, if you were looking forward to removing half your clothing and getting a pat-down, and if you're lucky maybe even groped, you might try talking to the xyl before you hit the road.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> 
Date: 5/17/16 3:00 PM (GMT-06:00) 
To: "Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> 
Subject: [4sqrp] Best GO BAG for airlines? Antenna on 7th floor condo! 

 

Hey All, 
 
Thanks for confirming that I’m still part of the group even though I’m 74.9999 years old, hi. 
 
About the GO BAG. I am searching for a sturdy but small bag/case I can “check” with the airlines. Here’s what I’m putting in it:~~ 
K1-4, K1-4 manual (maybe), SS-20 stepper supply, my older paddle (not my Italian one ), wire for 20-meter dipole, 
new 25’ batch of RS-213 from DX-ENGR with PL-259’s, bit of misc tools, extension cord.......log book. 
 
XYL (Pat) will have a laptop so maybe will get to log with that with a copy of my N3FJP program. Just a thought...........is there an I-phone app for logging? 
If not might have to develop one for next year, hi. 
 
The Condo is at the corner of the building and on the seventh (top) floor near the beach of Panama City, FL., facing south. 
 
If room, I’ll consider taking a Buddie Pole too for a beach run. 
 
Any thoughts? I’ll be on the air July 24 through July 29. 
 
72, Unc Phil, W0XI/4 

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