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OT: FS Jetstream JT270M VHF/UHF FM 10 watt transceiver

Jim Sheldon
 

Anyone need an inexpensive VHF/UHF 10 watt mobile radio? I have for
sale a Jetstream JT270M which is a low end 199 channel 2 meter/70
centimeter mobile/portable radio that makes a real good little "Prepper"
radio. Power output is 10 watts on high and 4 watts on low - frequency
range 136-174 MHz and 400-470 MHz transmit and receive. Transmit
current is 1.8 amp max on high power, standby current is 800 milliamps.
Size is 4 3/4" by 1 1/2" by 3 3/8". This one is a couple years old but
in great condition, never used mobile and from a non-smoking
environment. A good place to find information on this and lots of other
radios of this type is www.miklor.com.

Comes with the original box (60+ page English manual on CD as the
original manual was in Chinese), Mobile mounting bracket, new
microphone, power cord and programming cord ($14 value). Programs
easily with the free Chirp software using the included cord.

These originally sold in the $125 to $145 range new. I'm asking $60 for
this one and that will include shipping anywhere in the United States.
Prefer not to ship internationally as I'm not sure how this meets
government regulations except for the U.S.

If interested, please reply direct, not on the reflector to
w0eb@cox.net. I'll take PayPal or USPS money orders and the first "I'll
take it" by date/time sent on the email, will get the right of first
refusal.

Jim - W0EB
Park City, KS


Skeeter Hunt Log Summary reminder

Larry W2LJ <w2lj@...>
 

Just as reminder that Skeeter Hunt log summaries (and soapbox comments) are due no later than 11:59:59 PM this coming Sunday evening.

So far we have received 67 log summaries. The roster is marked to show whose logs have been received:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KJWpvDDBZibCMqna_qGXF3Ayg8KdEw5f1N8K6ByGMe4/edit#gid=880964485

Make sure to get yous in ........ soon! Send them to w2lj@arrl.net

73 de Larry W2LJ
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Manager - Skeeter # 13


PSK tonight

Paul Smith
 

I am going to be doing PSK at 3580.5 tonight at regular net time.  Anybody want to try some psk?
Is the net still suspended? anyhow I want to try. cu there de Paul N0NBD


Re: MTR5B Rotary Encoder

Jim
 

Hi Bob. How about sending your e-mail address to me at nv9x@....   Thanks......Jim.


Re: MTR5B Rotary Encoder

Jim
 

Thanks for the info Marty. I really appreciate it.           JIM.
 


Re: MTR5B Rotary Encoder

Bob Zolecki
 

Hi Neighbor Jim...Still doing SKCC as I don't see u on the sked page anymore...I'm  the 4SQrp club  "Kitter" for the 4S-Tuner kit...Hope to hear u on the air one of these day....GL...73 de Bob KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: nv9x@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 7:00 pm
Subject: [4sqrp] MTR5B Rotary Encoder

 
I have a Mountain Topper MTR5B radio. Anyone know where I can purchase an optional rotary encoder for it ? Thanks. Jim, NV9X


Re: MTR5B Rotary Encoder

Marty Lifgren
 

You have to install it.  See page 19 of the manual.

"Adding a rotary tuning encoder:

The encoder is wired to the three pads to the right of the display viewed from the top of the board and to the left of U9 from the bottom, where the pads are labeled. Any mechanical or optical encoder with Quadrature outputs can be used. There are many to choose from. A suitable panel mount encoder would be Mouser part # 652-PEC11R-4220F-S12. This encoder also has a push switch built in which the builder might elect to wire to the Fn switch. "



73,

Marty KD2JQG



From: "nv9x@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:00 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] MTR5B Rotary Encoder

 
I have a Mountain Topper MTR5B radio. Anyone know where I can purchase an optional rotary encoder for it ? Thanks. Jim, NV9X




MTR5B Rotary Encoder

Jim
 

I have a Mountain Topper MTR5B radio. Anyone know where I can purchase an optional rotary encoder for it ? Thanks. Jim, NV9X



RMRC 14.0625 2200z

Dale Putnam
 


C U There


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


Re: FS:Mini Paddles

K4EQ
 

Am I ever glad you're making paddles again, Larry! I have an early TP4 and it's absolutely the best paddle I've ever owned. You're going to make a lot of QRPers happy with the new mini paddle. 72.

Dale, K4EQ


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

 


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