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Re: Soldering station advice

Dan Reynolds
 

Depending on how much a hurry you are and what hamfests you have access to you might look around for a Metcal. I traded some stuff for one and it is the best solder station I've ever touched. I've used some high end Wellers and an old but good Unger (I'm not a tech or an expert). But the Metcal is a solid dependable setup. And is very expandable depending on which model you get.
I could NEVER afford to buy one new. But there are quite a few in the used market and especially with the downturn in the economy.
It is definitely the Rolls Royce of soldering stations...
73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: PIG RIG SN 168 HAS COME TO LIFE

WA0ITP
 

Congrats Bert!

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----- Original Message -----
From: "qrpbert" <e1dslr@gmail.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:48 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] PIG RIG SN 168 HAS COME TO LIFE


| Well #168 has officially squealed and been heard by Johnny AC0BQ, and the
little fella successfully detected Johnny's signal and relayed it to my ears
like a good little pig should, this was in spite of my best efforts to make it
difficult, and after replacing the parts I managed to destroy, and adding a wire
or two to replace the traces I mangled. Many thanks to DIZ for sending me a care
package of replacement parts at his cost, I tried to pay him more and he
wouldn't take it, excellent customer support, and an honest business man. Now I
have to put it in its pen, and move it to 7.122 when the rocks arrive. I wonder
what I can do to make that difficult, I am sure something will come to me, it
always does.
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Re: YU5A

Dan Reynolds
 

Thanks guys. I've been dying to get 1000 miles per watt on SSB.
And yes, Wayne, that darn old W3EDP wire did it again. I was actually going to go outside today and put that 9:1 balun in. I got too busy playing in the CQ WPX contest (not serious just couldn't resist the DX).
I must've had a half a dozen Cuba contacts!
Fun day. Now tomorrow I need to work on CW. Maybe after I put in the balun? Ha, ha!

73
Dan -- KB9JLO


PIG RIG SN 168 HAS COME TO LIFE

Robert
 

Well #168 has officially squealed and been heard by Johnny AC0BQ, and the little fella successfully detected Johnny's signal and relayed it to my ears like a good little pig should, this was in spite of my best efforts to make it difficult, and after replacing the parts I managed to destroy, and adding a wire or two to replace the traces I mangled. Many thanks to DIZ for sending me a care package of replacement parts at his cost, I tried to pay him more and he wouldn't take it, excellent customer support, and an honest business man. Now I have to put it in its pen, and move it to 7.122 when the rocks arrive. I wonder what I can do to make that difficult, I am sure something will come to me, it always does.


Re: PigRig and HPM

Herb Graeber
 

Thanks for the info Terry.  The Pig Rig's default sidetone
freq of about 625 cycles is perfect for my ears.  And,
like you, I find 700 to be a bit high.  Good to know that
it may take a bit more than 15 pf to get the offset to
700 cycles.  Fine on lowering the center freq of the HPM
but it will be easier for me to raise the offset of the Pig
Rig.  Everyone needs a Pig Rig and HPM.  :>)
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

I mistyped that Herb, sri.  The sidetone is 560 comparing a computer audio generator that I  use.  The HPM knocks it down a fair amount but it's useable.   I did change C27 to 15p in order to get enough transmit offset tho.  My sidetone is set with the number 4 on the F menu selection Mostly because I like a lower tone.  I put it there because that about what I get for the transmit offset, maybe a bit more.   The sidetone isn't related to the xmit offset.  You can make it match the HPM if you wish. 
 
If you wish you can also put the center of the HPM's bandpass where you want it.  There's a table of values on the kit's home page.
 
When, I take the pigrig out of the case, I'll bump up the offset some more.  Maybe tack a 3.3 or 4.7p across the 15p at C27 and see where that takes the offset.  Then maybe raise the sidetone some more, but maybe not.  The next step for me is to add crystal sockets so I can put it on 7122.
 
I did play with the sidetone freq and changing it to 714 cycles (#2) made a heckuva difference in it's volume. Too much for me so I changed it back to 625 and the volume out of the HPM is better for my old ears.
 
Hope this helps, have fun.

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72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

Great.  I have been wanting to use the HPM with
the Pig Rig.  I'll change out the 12pf and order another
HPM.  I'm using HPM with the Ten Tec 1254 and that
makes it a decent CW RX except for that 2.6 KC wide
front end which messes things up with a strong station
in the passband while you are trying to copy a peanut
whistle.  Thanks.
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

Yes its close enough, about 660 or so.

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www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

You must have changed out the 12 pf with the 15pf???
Is that enough to raise the rx tone to 700 cycles??
Using the 12 pf and with my TX adjusted to 7030.690 -
7030.7 my rx tone is about 450 to maybe 500 at the most.
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:04 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

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Re: QRQ, STRANGE IT IS

Walter - K5EST
 

QRQ is alive and well. In the Ozark QRP Banner, we have Chuck -
AA0HW, as a guest author. He is one of the QRQ leaders and is the keeper of the Internet I-QRQ world. Chuck, is a big fan of our CW filter kit. QRQ has some great video productions on U-Tube.

Last I knew he has the Bible on CD at 100wpm CW and that is his work commute listening music.....amazing!

Looking forward to OzarkCon!

72/73....Walter . K5EST

On Mar 30, 2013 5:28 PM, "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys! Just a week till OzarkCon! Wheeeeee.
 
I was googling the web a couple of days ago - that infinite web - and again ran across a part of our hobby called QRQ: yes it is the cousin of QRS but much faster, hi.
 
Anyway, did some googling and ran across (again) a reference to ZART, "Zen and Art of Radio Telegraphy" by Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ. It's a long read but skimmed a bit and ran across a discussion on the difference in sound at 50 to 60 WPM between English and (for example) German. Fascinating! Since German has lots of ICH, BER, and VER letter combinations, a conversation in German sounds different that say an English one. Strange and interesting.
 
Of course this is the claim of the author, not me; I'm TOO SLOW. 
 
I did download some sound files from N5WDI's "QRQ CENTRAL" website and listened to the most popular conversational words - he claims are YOU, I, TO, THE, A, AND, THAT, IT, OF and ME. They certainly have their own rythms!
 
Guess I'll get out my old German textbook and copy out say ten sentences....and repeat them in Engish, and then compare the "general" sound of each code file. A number of code practice programs support text input with code output.
 
If anyone else is interested in digging further too, grab me at OzarkCon and we can chat. Keep in mind that this is all new to me.
 
UNK PHIL, W0XI


Re: PigRig and HPM

WA0ITP
 

I mistyped that Herb, sri.  The sidetone is 560 comparing a computer audio generator that I  use.  The HPM knocks it down a fair amount but it's useable.   I did change C27 to 15p in order to get enough transmit offset tho.  My sidetone is set with the number 4 on the F menu selection Mostly because I like a lower tone.  I put it there because that about what I get for the transmit offset, maybe a bit more.   The sidetone isn't related to the xmit offset.  You can make it match the HPM if you wish. 
 
If you wish you can also put the center of the HPM's bandpass where you want it.  There's a table of values on the kit's home page.
 
When, I take the pigrig out of the case, I'll bump up the offset some more.  Maybe tack a 3.3 or 4.7p across the 15p at C27 and see where that takes the offset.  Then maybe raise the sidetone some more, but maybe not.  The next step for me is to add crystal sockets so I can put it on 7122.
 
I did play with the sidetone freq and changing it to 714 cycles (#2) made a heckuva difference in it's volume. Too much for me so I changed it back to 625 and the volume out of the HPM is better for my old ears.
 
Hope this helps, have fun.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

Great.  I have been wanting to use the HPM with
the Pig Rig.  I'll change out the 12pf and order another
HPM.  I'm using HPM with the Ten Tec 1254 and that
makes it a decent CW RX except for that 2.6 KC wide
front end which messes things up with a strong station
in the passband while you are trying to copy a peanut
whistle.  Thanks.
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

Yes its close enough, about 660 or so.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

You must have changed out the 12 pf with the 15pf???
Is that enough to raise the rx tone to 700 cycles??
Using the 12 pf and with my TX adjusted to 7030.690 -
7030.7 my rx tone is about 450 to maybe 500 at the most.
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:04 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

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Re: PigRig and HPM

WA0ITP
 


I remember you mentioned doing that.  One thng I dont like is the harshness of static crashes thru the HPM.  Does yours sound like that?  Softer crashes when not in the circuit and harsher when in?   If not then I may have a problem with this one.  It's definitely doing it s job with QRM and the sidetone tho. 
 
 
 
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www.wa0itp.com
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www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: KB4QQJ@...
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

Not today Terry, I've been at  RARSfest all day, but I've been using that combo with great success from day one on the Pig Rig. All I need to do now is put some volume control on the sidetone. Mine is deafening. A resistor change is definitely  in the future.
You are correct. I also installed the BFI filter you suggested and it made short work of WSML and WBAG!! Thanks for the tip.
The Hi-Per_Mite is a natural for the the Pig Rig.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
In a message dated 3/30/2013 7:04:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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


Re: PigRig and HPM

kb4qqj
 

Not today Terry, I've been at  RARSfest all day, but I've been using that combo with great success from day one on the Pig Rig. All I need to do now is put some volume control on the sidetone. Mine is deafening. A resistor change is definitely  in the future.
You are correct. I also installed the BFI filter you suggested and it made short work of WSML and WBAG!! Thanks for the tip.
The Hi-Per_Mite is a natural for the the Pig Rig.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 3/30/2013 7:04:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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


Re: QRQ, STRANGE IT IS

Nick-WA5BDU
 

That sounds interesting.� Once in a while I'll do sessions with RUFZ to try to bump my maximum up.� BTW, you mis-typed the call, it's N5DWI.�

http://www.n5dwi.com/

I'm checking out his web page ... already see one statement I'm a bit skeptical of:

"We believe that�anyone�can achieve a minimum receive speed of 75 WPM."

But I'm willing to keep an open mind.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/30/2013 5:28 PM, Phil Anderson wrote:
�

Hi Guys! Just a week till OzarkCon! Wheeeeee.
�
I was googling the web a couple of days ago - that infinite web - and again ran across a part of our hobby called QRQ: yes it is the cousin of QRS but much faster, hi.
�
Anyway, did some googling and ran across (again) a reference to ZART, "Zen and Art of Radio Telegraphy" by Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ. It's a long read but skimmed a bit and ran across a discussion on the difference in sound at 50 to 60 WPM between English and (for example) German. Fascinating! Since German has lots of ICH, BER, and VER letter combinations, a conversation in German�sounds different that say an English one. Strange and interesting.
�
Of course this is the claim of the author, not me; I'm TOO SLOW.�
�
I did download some sound files from N5WDI's "QRQ CENTRAL" website and listened to the most popular conversational words - he claims are YOU, I, TO, THE, A, AND, THAT, IT, OF and ME. They certainly have their own rythms!
�
Guess I'll get out my old German textbook and copy out say ten sentences....and repeat them in Engish, and then compare the "general" sound of each code file. A number of code practice programs support text input with code output.
�
If anyone else is interested in digging further too, grab me at OzarkCon and we can chat. Keep in mind that this is all new to me.
�
UNK PHIL, W0XI







Re: sub

Nick-WA5BDU
 

What I've heard from the smart guys is that the MPF102 is specified with a pretty broad range of parameters, so lots of other JFETs will fit between those ditches.

I'm liking the 2N3819 too.  I bought 25 from Mouser for 9 cents apiece a while back.

A quick eBay check shows quite a few MPF102s.  One outfit I'm familiar with is Nightfire Electronics.  They sell a "kit" of 10 MPF102s for $8.99 and throw in a bunch of other components and a little perf board to fill out the "kit" idea.  Not bad if your junk box is a little light.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MPF102-RF-FET-Transistor-Design-Kit-1-1600-/370291579514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5637191a7a

72-

Nick, WA5BDU

 

 


I wonder what xstr will sub for a MPF102?

Barney

 




Re: Te-Ne-Ke paddle

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 03/30/2013 15:30, WA0ITP wrote:

Been playing with a new Te-Ne-Ke, an entirely different paddle design, with
different feel.
Anyone else have one and if so how do you like it?
I have the tiny, smaller version of those paddles and it's almost too small for me to use. I tried holding in in one hand and using it with the other, but my hand got tired holding it. So I devised a velcro strap to strap it around my left index finger so I could key it with my right hand. I still have it but don't use it very often.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: PigRig and HPM

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

I just fired up my pig rig for the first time and still haven't tuned it in but it sends and receives close to the target freq. I heard a lot of background noise and I think the bandpass needs tweaking as there seemed to be a number of stations on the freq, so I think that needs some adjustment. I have a hyper mite and haven't used it, but as I just listened to 40 with the pig rig, I immediately thought it might be a great addition. Glad to hear that you tried one. Can you tell me how you have your Hipermite set up?

73
Steve
W1SFR



On Mar 30, 2013, at 7:04 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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



Re: PigRig and HPM

Herb Graeber
 

You must have changed out the 12 pf with the 15pf???
Is that enough to raise the rx tone to 700 cycles??
Using the 12 pf and with my TX adjusted to 7030.690 -
7030.7 my rx tone is about 450 to maybe 500 at the most.
 
72...Herb K5HG
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:04 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] PigRig and HPM

 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

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

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PigRig and HPM

WA0ITP
 

I just stuck the Hi_per_Mite on the pigrig. Man does it ever clean up the
sidetone. Lots of QRN on 40 today so it's probobly not a fair test of the HPM
but it sounds vy good so far.

Anyone else using this combo today?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


QRQ, STRANGE IT IS

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Guys! Just a week till OzarkCon! Wheeeeee.
 
I was googling the web a couple of days ago - that infinite web - and again ran across a part of our hobby called QRQ: yes it is the cousin of QRS but much faster, hi.
 
Anyway, did some googling and ran across (again) a reference to ZART, "Zen and Art of Radio Telegraphy" by Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ. It's a long read but skimmed a bit and ran across a discussion on the difference in sound at 50 to 60 WPM between English and (for example) German. Fascinating! Since German has lots of ICH, BER, and VER letter combinations, a conversation in German sounds different that say an English one. Strange and interesting.
 
Of course this is the claim of the author, not me; I'm TOO SLOW. 
 
I did download some sound files from N5WDI's "QRQ CENTRAL" website and listened to the most popular conversational words - he claims are YOU, I, TO, THE, A, AND, THAT, IT, OF and ME. They certainly have their own rythms!
 
Guess I'll get out my old German textbook and copy out say ten sentences....and repeat them in Engish, and then compare the "general" sound of each code file. A number of code practice programs support text input with code output.
 
If anyone else is interested in digging further too, grab me at OzarkCon and we can chat. Keep in mind that this is all new to me.
 
UNK PHIL, W0XI


Re: sub

Jerry Haigwood <jerry@...>
 

You can also check with Futurlec.com.  However, the part will be coming from Hong Kong so it will take about 20 days to get here.  B & G micro in Dallas has a number of FETs also.  BTW, I quit using the MPF 102 a long time ago.  For RF I typically use the J310 or the 2N5486.  I have a bunch of 2N3819s that I use when I am not too concerned about performance.

Jerry W5JH

"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Barney
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:46 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Fwd: Re: [4sqrp] sub

 

 

 





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: Te-Ne-Ke paddle

Wayne Dillon
 

Terry,
Yes I actually have all three, the mounted on the base one, the "free floating" one and the miniture one. Gifted to me years ago by a Ham chum of mine who lived in MI, Don't dare ask me to find them though, I know I got 'em someplace. If I find them I'll post pictures on the yahoo page.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Been playing with a new Te-Ne-Ke, an entirely different paddle design, with
different feel.
http://w8cso.org/index.php?page=teneke Fun little thing tho and just the thing
for a back up portable keyer. The feel is about halfway between a touch paddle
and a "regular" iambic paddle.

I've tried holding it down on the desk, but it seems to work best for me when
held in my left hand while sending with my right. I would think SOTA guys would
like it, it's fairly light weight.

I think Dennis Foster KK5PY sold these, or something similar, many years ago at
OzarkCon in Joplin.

Anyone else have one and if so how do you like it?

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




--
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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
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Te-Ne-Ke paddle

WA0ITP
 

Been playing with a new Te-Ne-Ke, an entirely different paddle design, with
different feel.
http://w8cso.org/index.php?page=teneke Fun little thing tho and just the thing
for a back up portable keyer. The feel is about halfway between a touch paddle
and a "regular" iambic paddle.

I've tried holding it down on the desk, but it seems to work best for me when
held in my left hand while sending with my right. I would think SOTA guys would
like it, it's fairly light weight.

I think Dennis Foster KK5PY sold these, or something similar, many years ago at
OzarkCon in Joplin.

Anyone else have one and if so how do you like it?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: YU5A

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Congrats Dan!
Good job.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, bcdlr wrote:
 

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