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Re: YU5A

Wayne Dillon
 

I guess that W3EDP is still doing it's magic :)
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM, bcdlr <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

Woo-wee! YU5A on 15 meters. That's 5 watts SSB or over 1000 miles per watt!
73
Dan -- KB9JLO




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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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Re: YU5A

Wayne Dillon
 

Congratulations Dan,
Nice job!
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM, bcdlr <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

Woo-wee! YU5A on 15 meters. That's 5 watts SSB or over 1000 miles per watt!
73
Dan -- KB9JLO




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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
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GORC #192


YU5A

Dan Reynolds
 

Woo-wee! YU5A on 15 meters. That's 5 watts SSB or over 1000 miles per watt!
73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: sub

Wayne Dillon
 

Barny,
I think Diz has them as well.
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Barney <barneyro@...> wrote:
 






Hi Jerry;

     Where do you get them?  I had heard that the 102 was obsolete, and Mouser lists them that way and they don't show up at Allied Electronics.  Jameco does have them!

     Thanks for the info on the subs..

Barney


On 3/30/2013 10:40 AM, Jerry Haigwood wrote:

Why do you need a sub?  The MPF102 is still available.  If you really want a sub, you can use just about any n channel JFET as a sub.  The MPF102 is the 2N2222 of the JFET world.  You could use a 2N3819, 2N5484, 2N5485, 2N5486, etc.

Jerry W5JH

"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:26 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] sub

 

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney







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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
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QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: sub

Barney <barneyro@...>
 






Hi Jerry;

     Where do you get them?  I had heard that the 102 was obsolete, and Mouser lists them that way and they don't show up at Allied Electronics.  Jameco does have them!

     Thanks for the info on the subs..

Barney


On 3/30/2013 10:40 AM, Jerry Haigwood wrote:

Why do you need a sub?  The MPF102 is still available.  If you really want a sub, you can use just about any n channel JFET as a sub.  The MPF102 is the 2N2222 of the JFET world.  You could use a 2N3819, 2N5484, 2N5485, 2N5486, etc.

Jerry W5JH

"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:26 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] sub

 

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney





Re: sub

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

Hi Phil

     Thanks for the offer.  We'll wait a while and see.  I have these 2, and if I am careful they will be ok for the test.  I was just wondering what to order to replace the obsolete 102's.

    I'll give you a yell if I need some, but later..

Barney



On 3/30/2013 10:34 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

Hi Barney,
 
I like the 2N5484. I have a few in the bin...........need a couple?
 
UNK PHIL/W0XI
 
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:25 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] sub

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney



Re: sub

Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...>
 

Why do you need a sub?  The MPF102 is still available.  If you really want a sub, you can use just about any n channel JFET as a sub.  The MPF102 is the 2N2222 of the JFET world.  You could use a 2N3819, 2N5484, 2N5485, 2N5486, etc.

Jerry W5JH

"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:26 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] sub

 

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney


Re: sub

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Barney,
 
I like the 2N5484. I have a few in the bin...........need a couple?
 
UNK PHIL/W0XI
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:25 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] sub

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney


sub

Barney <barneyro@...>
 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney


Re: No Flying Pigs in the air

WA0ITP
 


Fb Hajo,
 
Send some pictures when it's done. 
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:33 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] No Flying Pigs in the air

#191 made the touchdown without any problems in Germany and is preparing itself to transform  into a veritable PigRig.

Keep your fingers crossed that the evolution process from a happy bird to a transmitting power station goes without further birdies.

72 de
Hajo (DL1SDZ)

---
... indessen wandelt harmlos droben das Gestirn
... http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/


No Flying Pigs in the air

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

#191 made the touchdown without any problems in Germany and is preparing itself to transform  into a veritable PigRig.

Keep your fingers crossed that the evolution process from a happy bird to a transmitting power station goes without further birdies.

72 de
Hajo (DL1SDZ)

---
... indessen wandelt harmlos droben das Gestirn
... http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/


Re: Soldering station advice

Wayne Dillon
 

Good choice Jeremy,
I work as a Calibration Technician in a cable shop and we use nothing but Hakko irons. We got some that are almost 20 years old and they're still going strong 18 hours a day 6 days a week.
God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:
 

Thank you all for the suggestions!  Hakko FX-888D station and chisel tip (to go with the conical that comes with the iron) ordered from Amazon with free 2-day shipping (thank you Amazon Prime!) so should arrive Tuesday.  Maiden voyage with the new iron will be the Ozarkcon build session - really looking forward to the 4SLink device - will need something to go with my FT-817 for digital modes during camping trips this summer!

Jeremy, N9PH

See you guys Friday!

On 3/29/2013 7:54 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Hello Jeremy:
I bought a Hako grounded tip with nice temp controls.
I have had it 2or 3 years and have not had any problems.
Take a look on the web, nice prices on the plain Jane model.
Good luck 
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, March 29, 2013, Jeremy Utley wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering
station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold
their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature
controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of
possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at
a new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you
have other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something
that is going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the
bigger brands (like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!





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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 - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: Soldering station advice

Jeremy Utley
 

Thank you all for the suggestions!� Hakko FX-888D station and chisel tip (to go with the conical that comes with the iron) ordered from Amazon with free 2-day shipping (thank you Amazon Prime!) so should arrive Tuesday.� Maiden voyage with the new iron will be the Ozarkcon build session - really looking forward to the 4SLink device - will need something to go with my FT-817 for digital modes during camping trips this summer!

Jeremy, N9PH

See you guys Friday!

On 3/29/2013 7:54 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Hello Jeremy:
I bought a Hako grounded tip with nice temp controls.
I have had it 2or 3 years and have not had any problems.
Take a look on the web, nice prices on the plain Jane model.
Good luck�
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, March 29, 2013, Jeremy Utley wrote:
�

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering
station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold
their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature
controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of
possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at
a new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you
have other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something
that is going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the
bigger brands (like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!



Re: Soldering station advice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Jeremy:
I bought a Hako grounded tip with nice temp controls.
I have had it 2or 3 years and have not had any problems.
Take a look on the web, nice prices on the plain Jane model.
Good luck 
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, March 29, 2013, Jeremy Utley wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering
station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold
their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature
controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of
possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at
a new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you
have other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something
that is going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the
bigger brands (like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!


Re: Soldering station advice

Sam Binkley <zut1369@...>
 

Jeremy,

I've been using a Hakko 936ESD station for 10+ years and I have been very satisfied with it.  Recently I ordered some new tips for it along with a conversion kit to convert my 907 iron to the 908 iron which uses tips with more mass.  The customer support I experienced during this order process was outstanding.  I realize the 936 station is no longer available but one of their new models such as:


should give excellent service as well.  Which ever station you decide on, good luck with your projects.

72,

Sam, AL7V


Re: Soldering station advice

Tim N9PUZ
 

On 3/29/2013 5:26 PM, Jeremy Utley wrote:

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering
station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold
their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature
controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of
possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/
I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Weller product. I would go for the WESD51 because its temperature is adjustable. The WTCPT is a great iron too, just not as flexible.

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Soldering station advice

Jay Bromley <jayw5jay@...>
 

HI Jeremy,
I have an old Weller EC2002M, must be over 20 years old now and still going
strong. I think the newer ones are made in Mexico and not sure about the
quality of those units.

Another soldering station to consider is the Hakko, have a look here:
http://www.hakkousa.com/detail.asp?CID=49&;PID=5085&Page=1 I just bought one
for my number 2 daughter, so far nothing to report as she has been too busy
to use it. Sure looks like it is built nicely and priced right. Ordered it
factory direct, the folks are super friendly there. There are some cheaper
Hakko deals out there on the web, but the latest product FX-888D from them
is the digital model with the pre-sets. One thing I like besides the
presets is the ceramic element which should last a long time.

73 de w5jay/jay..

-----Original Message-----
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com [mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jeremy Utley

Subject: [4sqrp] Soldering station advice

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering station -
i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold their heat well,
so I want to get something that's temperature controlled. Looking at
Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B000
04W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at a
new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you have
other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something that is
going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the bigger brands
(like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!


Re: Soldering station advice

Rick Bennett
 

Save some money and get the WES51.  We have several of these at work for many years and have had no problems with them.  Here is one for $100:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/WELLER-WES51-/96-1760

Rick Bennett
573-526-4842
Cel 573-645-7850

On Mar 29, 2013, at 5:26 PM, Jeremy Utley <jerutley@...> wrote:

 

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering
station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold
their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature
controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of
possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station -
http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at
a new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you
have other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something
that is going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the
bigger brands (like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!


Soldering station advice

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey everyone!

Looking for some advice. I want to get myself a *NICE* soldering station - i'm sick of the little pencil irons that never seem to hold their heat well, so I want to get something that's temperature controlled. Looking at Amazon, I've narrowed it down to a couple of possible options from Weller:

WTCPT 60W/120V Temp Controlled Soldering Station - http://www.amazon.com/WTCPT-Temperature-Controlled-Soldering-Station/dp/B00004W463

WESD51 Digital Soldering Station - http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/

I know a lot of you guys are experts at this, so if you were looking at a new soldering station right now, which would you choose? And if you have other suggestions, I'm all ears - but I'm looking for something that is going to last me a long time, so I prefer to stick with the bigger brands (like Weller).

Thanks for your input!

Jeremy, N9PH

See Everyone at Ozarkcon - just one week away!


Re: Tiny 2A Variable Regulated DC Power Supply -Performance ? Quality?

WA0ITP
 


These little dudes will fit in an Altoids!  Nubble or grind out a window in the lid and it will be perfect for portable ops with a  battery.  I've been using a similar one set at 12 volts for my /P rigs for some time now.  Its RF quiet and works well.  
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Tiny 2A Variable Regulated DC Power Supply -Performance ? Quality?

Just bought 4 ea from that link at $7.99/ea.

They're a perfect fit for something I just built for my bench.


--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.



Quoting trf1923 :
 

OK, guys! I guess I've been living under a rock for too long.

This morning I just stumbled onto this listing from eBay for an inexpensive, tiny - and I mean SMALL power supply module from China with digital r/o, 2 amps (perfect for QRP), and fully adjustable. I feel kinda small myself right now, I didn't even know this sort of QRP friendly stuff was even out there. The winning bids for these modules seem to be under $20 w/ FREE shipping from Hong Kong. Without the digital r/o, some modules of this sort are selling in the TWO dollar range.

Have you used one of these modules? What are your experiences - any good? I just can't believe the price/ performance ratio - let alone the size of these things!

LM2596 Power Step-down Module DC 4.0~40 to 1.3-37V Adjustable + LED Voltmeter

<http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lm2596-power-step-down-module-dc-4-0-40v-to-1-3-37v-adjustable-led-voltmeter-2A-/300735862768?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46054117f0>

72
Bruce - KKoS