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FS:Mini Paddles

n0sa@...
 

I have just completed a new batch of my SSP mini paddles.
These are super small iambic paddles made for portable ops.
Made of all aluminum and stainless steel parts with magnetic return.
Please contact me OFF LIST at   n0sa (at) att (dot) net
I don’t read this list everyday so please contact me directly.
Ask for my e-brochure that has all the info and pricing.
Thank you to all my past and future customers.
Larry Naumann
n0sa



Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

KD4OBQ
 


Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

W0IIT
 

Well said Bill,

I have even an earlier model, we just marked out 56th year of this joint adventure called life marriage.  She has been very handy in the past, not so much now, but then I don’t need much help with those electrical, plumbing, and carpentry jobs because, sadly  I can’t do very many of them anymore.  However, she is still helping me i.e. did you take your pills, isn’t this the night of the QRP Fox hunt, you remember you have two doctor appointments tomorrow don’t you, etc.?  Very handy, very handy indeed!!

cu es 72, Bart w0iit
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568, 
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, 
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000

On Aug 28, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Bill Cromwell wrcromwell@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Hi,

There are so many options. I think most of them are in the Rube Goldberg 
category. I have the older Model XYL that I refer to as Carolyn that I 
have had for 40 years. She can tell me when 'this lamp' goes off and 
when it comes back on. The XYL also helps with plumbing jobs and can 
turn the water on and off when needed - all remotely of course.

Additionally, if I fall or get a severe electrical shock from failed 
electrical equipment the XYL will automatically call 911 so I can get 
that kind of help if needed. I have seen nothing at Home Depot with that 
kind of utility and reliability.

You shouldn't be messing with wires or pipes or up on roofs, trees, 
tower with a buddy. The XYL can handle all of those.

Here..hold these wires..

73,

Bill KU8H

On 08/27/2016 12:41 PM, rln37@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
> I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find 
> on the net.
>
>
> It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a 
> molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 
> 3-prong) plug on it. And when you plug it in, the light flashes on 
> and off, not steady.
>
> Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or 
> not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.
>
> It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it 
> that you could turn on or off as desired. The beeps would coincide 
> with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.
>
> I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.
>
> Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what 
> I want.
>
> Anyone seen anything I should know about? Seems like the Chinese 
> would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.
>
> 73 - Bob, K6KL
>
> 

-- 
bark less - wag more



Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Dean LaClair
 

$5 garage sale "boom box", plug it in crank it up on your fav music, kills 2 birds with one stone, way cheaper than x-xyls....
73 Dean

On Aug 27, 2016 1:22 PM, "Anthony DeStefano adx@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Bob,

The non-contact pen types do exactly what you want. The top of the pen is a flat tip that you can insert in to the hot side of the outlet (the short one). They usually have a flashing red light and audio alarms.

I used mine this week and the audio alarm was loud enough to hear across the basement while I was trying to find the correct breaker. 

-Anthony WR3T

On Aug 27, 2016, at 12:41 PM, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 


Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

There are so many options. I think most of them are in the Rube Goldberg category. I have the older Model XYL that I refer to as Carolyn that I have had for 40 years. She can tell me when 'this lamp' goes off and when it comes back on. The XYL also helps with plumbing jobs and can turn the water on and off when needed - all remotely of course.

Additionally, if I fall or get a severe electrical shock from failed electrical equipment the XYL will automatically call 911 so I can get that kind of help if needed. I have seen nothing at Home Depot with that kind of utility and reliability.

You shouldn't be messing with wires or pipes or up on roofs, trees, tower with a buddy. The XYL can handle all of those.

Here..hold these wires.. <evil grin>

73,

Bill KU8H

On 08/27/2016 12:41 PM, rln37@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it. And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired. The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

Anyone seen anything I should know about? Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

--
bark less - wag more


Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

There are so many options. I think most of them are in the Rube Goldberg category. I have the older Model XYL that I refer to as Carolyn that I have had for 40 years. She can tell me when 'this lamp' goes off and when it comes back on. The XYL also helps with plumbing jobs and can turn the water on and off when needed - all remotely of course.

Additionally, if I fall or get a severe electrical shock from failed electrical equipment the XYL will automatically call 911 so I can get that kind of help if needed. I have seen nothing at Home Depot with that kind of utility and reliability.

You shouldn't be messing with wires or pipes or up on roofs, trees, towers without a buddy. The XYL can handle all of those.

Here..hold these wires.. <evil grin>

73,

Bill KU8H

On 08/27/2016 12:41 PM, rln37@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it. And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired. The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

Anyone seen anything I should know about? Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

--
bark less - wag more


OT: FS: Vibroplex "VibroCube" paddles SOLD

Jim Sheldon
 

The paddles have been sold -

Jim - W0EB


OT: FS: Vibroplex "VibroCube" paddlles

Jim Sheldon
 

Since this is still available, I'm lowering the price to $150 which will
include the shipping to anywhere in the U.S.
Very smooth operating key, easy adjustments and it looks almost new.

Jim - W0EB

___________________________________________________________
Anybody with a heavy fist like mine and need something that is hard to
move around on your operating desk when you send CW? I have for sale an
excellent condition Vibroplex VibroCube set of paddles. This is actually
the Standard, Upgraded model with the jeweled pivot bearings and the
black crinkle powder coat finish. It's around 2 years old and I don't
use it anymore as I was digging through some old stored boxes from my
military career and I found the old Vibroplex "Vibro Keyer" paddles I
originally learned to send CW on, way back in 1962 so they are now
clamped to my desk.

This VibroCube, serial number 404755, is current manufacture and the
Standard upgraded model sells for $229.95 plus shipping from Vibroplex
(www.vibroplex.com). That's what I paid for it when I bought it around 2
years ago. I'll let this one go for $160 and you pay the USPS (Medium
flat rate box) shipping. I'd prefer to sell this in the U.S. as
international shipping has gotten almost impossibly high priced. I'd
prefer PayPal, but will take USPS money orders.

Please keep any replies off the reflector - email address is

w0eb@cox.net First "I'll take it" (by date/time on the email) gets right
of first refusal. Pictures are available via email.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
Park City, KS


Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

James W. Hodgson
 

On Aug 27, 2016, at 1:28 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G1MVYOQ?psc=1

Try this one
Johnny AC0BQ

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



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




Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

John Lonigro
 

How about a little portable AM/FMradio?

John AA0VE


On 08/27/2016 11:41 AM, rln37@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Johnny AC0BQ
 


On Saturday, August 27, 2016, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



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




Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Lots of choices on eBay??
Fluke makes high end and high priced testers!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, August 27, 2016, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 



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




Re: Simple AC receptacle tester

Anthony DeStefano
 

Bob,

The non-contact pen types do exactly what you want. The top of the pen is a flat tip that you can insert in to the hot side of the outlet (the short one). They usually have a flashing red light and audio alarms.

I used mine this week and the audio alarm was loud enough to hear across the basement while I was trying to find the correct breaker. 

-Anthony WR3T

On Aug 27, 2016, at 12:41 PM, rln37@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 


Simple AC receptacle tester

Bob Nelson
 

I'd like to have an AC receptacle tester a bit unlike what I can find on the net.


It's pretty simple: Just a (filament-style) 40-watt bulb encased in a molded body for mechanical protection, and with a 2-prong (NOT 3-prong) plug on it.  And when you plug it in, the light flashes on and off, not steady.

Now you can go in the next room, and still see the flashing light (or not) as you are perhaps working on the wiring.

 

It would also be nice if this thing had an audio beeper built into it that you could turn on or off as desired.  The beeps would coincide with the flashing light when plugged into a hot receptacle.

 

I've looked around the net for something like this, without result.

Lots of fancier stuff available, but nothing nice and simple like what I want.

 

Anyone seen anything I should know about?  Seems like the Chinese would be making something like this, but if so I don't see it anywhere.

73 - Bob, K6KL

 


Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Dale Putnam
 

Hey Chip, 

  Bad news.. they don't test out.. I have three 13.8v 1a .. but they make noise now.. sounds like the insulation on the transformers.. or possible caps issue.. they are sealed.. of course. So.. maybe Terry or Anthony would be a better choice at this point. Sorry.. guess I should a tested em first. 


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




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:47 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart
 
 

Thanks to all who have replied!

Dale thinks he has three he can supply me. Terry's solution would work too, but I can't find those GE wall warts for less than $10 each now. The Jameco product for $15.00 that Anthony shared looks like the perfect thing. Their data sheet shows good regulation between no load and 1 amp, and their schematic shows a voltage regulator IC that is supposed to be a linear device.

Looks like I should be good to go.

Chip
AE5KA

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM, CStratton <groups@...> wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA




Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

random.path
 

Thanks to all who have replied!

Dale thinks he has three he can supply me. Terry's solution would work too, but I can't find those GE wall warts for less than $10 each now. The Jameco product for $15.00 that Anthony shared looks like the perfect thing. Their data sheet shows good regulation between no load and 1 amp, and their schematic shows a voltage regulator IC that is supposed to be a linear device.

Looks like I should be good to go.

Chip
AE5KA

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM, CStratton <groups@...> wrote:
Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA




Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Rick Bennett
 

Looks like these are not regulated, so the Jameco option is probably best.

Rick



From: "Rick Bennett kc0pet@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@..., "Anthony DeStefano" Cc: "CStratton"
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:16:17 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Mouser electronics still has some also but slim pickin's and somewhat hard to find in their search engine.  Try this link.

http://www.mouser.com/Triad-Magnetics/Power/Power-Supplies/Plug-In-AC-Adapters/Wall-Mount-AC-Adapters/_/N-brwlv?P=1yx5k7vZ1yzv4u1Z1z0zldjZ1yxt7ffZ1yxt791Z1z0jcud 

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Anthony DeStefano adx@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "CStratton groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>, "CStratton" Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:42:48 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Jameco still sells them. 


-Anthony WR3T

--
Anthony DeStefano
adx@...


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA








Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Rick Bennett
 

Mouser electronics still has some also but slim pickin's and somewhat hard to find in their search engine.  Try this link.

http://www.mouser.com/Triad-Magnetics/Power/Power-Supplies/Plug-In-AC-Adapters/Wall-Mount-AC-Adapters/_/N-brwlv?P=1yx5k7vZ1yzv4u1Z1z0zldjZ1yxt7ffZ1yxt791Z1z0jcud 

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Anthony DeStefano adx@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "CStratton groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>, "CStratton"
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:42:48 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

 

Jameco still sells them. 


-Anthony WR3T

--
Anthony DeStefano
adx@...


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA







Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Anthony DeStefano
 

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:03 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA






Re: 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart

Dale Putnam
 

How many are you looing for Chip, I have a number of them.


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




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:03 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] 12 Volt linear (not switching!) wall wart
 
 

Anyone have a line on a 12 Volt linear wall warts? There used to be so many... Trying to cut down on the RFI in my house, and switching wall warts seem to be a big contributor and about all I can seem to find.

I'm looking for something that gives about 1 amp at 12 Volts and is regulated. Linearly! And is not terribly expensive so I can buy a few of them.

I suppose an alternative would be a very RF quiet switching wall wart if someone has first hand knowledge of one of those......

73
Chip Stratton
AE5KA


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