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Re: Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Curt
 

Mine is on 7.121


Re: Straight Key Night

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Idea Randy
I have a few other crystals I need to mount so I can wiggle a little. It as well!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 5:01 PM KB4QQJ@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
























































I'll be there with mine...."Bayou Jumping" from crystal to

crystal.


7.122


7.112


7.114


7.050


Looking for you again Johnny!


 


Randy_KB4QQJ



 




In a message dated 12/26/2016 4:17:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,

4sqrp@... writes:


 





Hello Dave 


How cool is that!!


Super idea!!


Let Bayou Jumpers ring in the new Year on 7.122.


72


Johnny AC0BQ




 












































Re: Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Sam Neal
 

Monitoring 7122 for next 90 or so minutes.

Sam N5AF 2255Z
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------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 04:32:28 PM CST
From: "'Lon Shelton' lon.shelton@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>, <rhulett1@consolidated.net>
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Bravo Zulu on finishing the build. Absolutely nothing more satisfying.. Hope
to cu folks on Straight Key Night. Will be on 7.122.



73, N5DJY



From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com [mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 2:28 PM
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper First QSO!





Completed the build about an hour ago, took awhile to find the oscillator on
the IC-728, ended up high by about 200 kHz so squeezed the coil, adjusted C30.
Now tuning 7010-7160 which suits me. Plugged in a 7.050 FT243 crystal,
transmits on 7.049. Not having much luck with the spotting procedure, need
more practice I suppose. Used the IC728 to get the receiver close to transmit
frequency. QRL a few times, coast was clear so CQ a few times. K5ZSI about
130 miles from me answered, gave me a 569 report.

After verifying he wouldn't turn me in to the gestapo, told him was using a
"spy radio" at about 2 watts powered with 8xAA cells. It isn't in the wooden
box yet so will hide it from the occupation troops in the cupboard when not in
use until can finish the case.

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: Straight Key Night

kb4qqj
 

I'll be there with mine...."Bayou Jumping" from crystal to crystal.
7.122
7.112
7.114
7.050
Looking for you again Johnny!
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 12/26/2016 4:17:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
 

Hello Dave 
How cool is that!!
Super idea!!
Let Bayou Jumpers ring in the new Year on 7.122.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
 


Re: Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Bob Zolecki
 

Curt you are taking a big chance hiding it in the cupboard that's the first place they will look. 73 de Bob KR9Z 

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:28 PM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Completed the build about an hour ago, took awhile to find the oscillator on the IC-728, ended up high by about 200 kHz so squeezed the coil, adjusted C30.  Now tuning 7010-7160 which suits me.  Plugged in a 7.050 FT243 crystal, transmits on 7.049. Not having much luck with the spotting procedure, need more practice I suppose.  Used the IC728 to get the receiver close to transmit frequency.  QRL a few times, coast was clear so CQ a few times.  K5ZSI about 130 miles from me answered, gave me a 569 report.

After verifying he wouldn't turn me in to the gestapo, told him was using a "spy radio" at about 2 watts powered with 8xAA cells.  It isn't in the wooden box yet so will hide it from the occupation troops in the cupboard when not in use until can finish the case. 

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: Bayou Jumper..... unusual

Walter - K5EST
 

Most of the resistors were from Jameco............they may be polarized resistors........GRIN!!!!!!!!!!
73.......Walter - K5EST

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The resistors supplied with the Bayou Jumper have leads of different
length, one end being shorter than the other.

This is not a problem, just commenting because in all my years I have
never come across resistors that the lead lengths were not the same.

To satisfy my curiosity, I would like to know what vendor these
resistors were purchased from.

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
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Re: Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Lon Shelton <lon.shelton@...>
 

Bravo Zulu on finishing the build.  Absolutely nothing more satisfying..  Hope to cu folks on Straight Key Night.  Will be on 7.122.

 

73, N5DJY

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 2:28 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper First QSO!

 

 

Completed the build about an hour ago, took awhile to find the oscillator on the IC-728, ended up high by about 200 kHz so squeezed the coil, adjusted C30.  Now tuning 7010-7160 which suits me.  Plugged in a 7.050 FT243 crystal, transmits on 7.049. Not having much luck with the spotting procedure, need more practice I suppose.  Used the IC728 to get the receiver close to transmit frequency.  QRL a few times, coast was clear so CQ a few times.  K5ZSI about 130 miles from me answered, gave me a 569 report.

After verifying he wouldn't turn me in to the gestapo, told him was using a "spy radio" at about 2 watts powered with 8xAA cells.  It isn't in the wooden box yet so will hide it from the occupation troops in the cupboard when not in use until can finish the case. 

72, Curt KB5JO

 


Bayou Jumper First QSO!

Curt
 

Completed the build about an hour ago, took awhile to find the oscillator on the IC-728, ended up high by about 200 kHz so squeezed the coil, adjusted C30.  Now tuning 7010-7160 which suits me.  Plugged in a 7.050 FT243 crystal, transmits on 7.049. Not having much luck with the spotting procedure, need more practice I suppose.  Used the IC728 to get the receiver close to transmit frequency.  QRL a few times, coast was clear so CQ a few times.  K5ZSI about 130 miles from me answered, gave me a 569 report.

After verifying he wouldn't turn me in to the gestapo, told him was using a "spy radio" at about 2 watts powered with 8xAA cells.  It isn't in the wooden box yet so will hide it from the occupation troops in the cupboard when not in use until can finish the case. 

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: Straight Key Night

davemrtn
 

Thank goodness it would be SKN, I guess my sloppy fist and poor copy ability will get by on SKN !


On 12/26/2016 15:16, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Hello Dave 
How cool is that!!
Super idea!!
Let Bayou Jumpers ring in the new Year on 7.122.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































With Straight Key Night coming up in a few days, It will be a great


opportunity to use the Bayou Jumper for and annual event !!





--





David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.


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-- 
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
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Re: Straight Key Night

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Dave 
How cool is that!!
Super idea!!
Let Bayou Jumpers ring in the new Year on 7.122.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































With Straight Key Night coming up in a few days, It will be a great


opportunity to use the Bayou Jumper for and annual event !!





--





David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.


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Straight Key Night

davemrtn
 

With Straight Key Night coming up in a few days, It will be a great opportunity to use the Bayou Jumper for and annual event !!

--

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------


Bayou Jumper..... unusual

davemrtn
 

The resistors supplied with the Bayou Jumper have leads of different length, one end being shorter than the other.

This is not a problem, just commenting because in all my years I have never come across resistors that the lead lengths were not the same.

To satisfy my curiosity, I would like to know what vendor these resistors were purchased from.

--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------


Re: What Keyer?

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Roy,

You have some good answers from the others here. A couple of things...

You asked about a 'hot' keyer. One of mine has vacuum tubes in it and that does get quite warm. If you prefer solid state..I am using my old accu-keyer but alas..you have to make your own copy. It might maybe be buildable into a radio using SMD parts. The others have much better suggestions.

You signed as silent key! You are doing remarkably well for a silent key OM. Keep on keeping on. I hope I can do even half as well when I get to be a silent key.

73,

KU8H

On 12/26/2016 12:09 PM, royiparker@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.

Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.

I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.


And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to put in using the same pinnout.

Anybody know what to use?


What keyers are hot these days? (I see the EZ Keyer III and it looks fanststic.)

The wb9kzy keyer chips just seem all too complicated in operation. Any thoughts?


de AA0B Roy Parker -sk

--
bark less - wag more


Re: What Keyer?

Roy Parker
 

Tnx for reply.
The K9 and K8 were pin compatible with the old Tick. But no longer supplied.

I have built-in keyer in the K1 and Sierra. But for use portable with something like the 49er or
GaSierra i gots nothing. The 38special might be good for portable use as well. But I still have some
finishing touches to it. 


Re: What Keyer?

Ariel Jacala
 

I own and have built may keyers.  My favorites are the WinKeyer USB (really a K1EL Keyer with a USB interface), the Ideiom Press CMOS 4, and the EZKeyer and will build another of the last.   The WinKeyer USB is perhaps the most versatile as a Contest Keyer and almost all CAT programs support it.  It can be stand alone or driven by a computer for computer logging and sending.   

Ariel NY4G


On Monday, December 26, 2016 12:33 PM, "Don Wilhelm donwilh@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Roy,

I suggest that you and anyone else looking for a good and versatile
keyer chip (or a keyer kit) that you take a good look at the K1EL
keyers. The K-16 is their more recent IC and for $8 it cannot be beat.
If you want a complete keyer rather than just the IC, the kit is only
$20, and is small enough to house inside an existing radio.

The IC itself is a DIP-8, so it can be quite compact if you integrate it
into your own design and layout. You don't have to include all its
functions, but there are plenty functions available as well as basic
paddling in your favorite mode.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 12/26/2016 12:09 PM, royiparker@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
>
> I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.
>
> Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.
>
> I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.
>
>
> And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to
> put in using the same pinnout.
>
> Anybody know what to use?
>



Whoo whoo!

Tim N9PUZ
 

Only 103 days until Ozarkcon 2017!

Tim N9PUZ


Re: What Keyer?

Don Wilhelm
 

Roy,

I suggest that you and anyone else looking for a good and versatile keyer chip (or a keyer kit) that you take a good look at the K1EL keyers. The K-16 is their more recent IC and for $8 it cannot be beat. If you want a complete keyer rather than just the IC, the kit is only $20, and is small enough to house inside an existing radio.

The IC itself is a DIP-8, so it can be quite compact if you integrate it into your own design and layout. You don't have to include all its functions, but there are plenty functions available as well as basic paddling in your favorite mode.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 12/26/2016 12:09 PM, royiparker@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:


I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.

Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.

I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.


And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to
put in using the same pinnout.

Anybody know what to use?


Re: Christmas Greetings to the group

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dave
Well said!
Happy Holidays!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM ai9e_qrp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































It's very early on the day after Christmas, and while the rest of the house is sleeping, I'm enjoying the total peace and quiet, and pausing to reflect on the past year.


What a year it's been!  The Four-State group has been busy!  New kits released, new kits in development, the biggest ever Ozarkcon behind us, and a bigger-yet Ozarkcon before us!  Gratitude is owed everyone in the 4SQRP group for making this group the success it is.  The cohesiveness, camaraderie, and cooperation behind this ever-growing group, scattered across many more than just the original four states, is a testament to the vision of that handful of hams who founded this group years ago.


The success and popularity of the new Bayou Jumper kit has really caught the attention of the QRP community, and is a prime example of what 4SQRP is all about.  To pull off a kit of this nature takes a dedicated team of volunteers; to do the electronic design, web design, purchasing, kitting, promotion, and beta testing, all of which is an essential part of kit development.  Even the group members whose conversations on this group and the Bayou Jumper Yahoo group have done their part to help promote it.  All deserve credit.


There is a new kit that is days from release, a Super Simple Code Practice Oscillator, an ideal first kit for a new hobbyist learning how to solder.  This kit was designed to meet part of the Boy Scout Electronics Merit Badge requirement, and available at a bulk discount for school or scout groups.  It would be a great kit to build with a special young person in your lives as an introduction to radio.  We're just waiting on some parts to arrive on a slow boat before it will be available.


There is a huge list of kit projects in development; a couple direct conversion rigs, a high-end SSB transceiver, a multi-band transceiver, station accessories, a vacuum tube rig, and more.  They all take time to get right, and the radio hobby that I love so well takes about 3rd or 4th place in my list of life priorities.  But, in the months ahead, I'll be releasing sneak peaks of kits in development to offer hints of good things to come!


In closing, I thank everyone for helping make 4SQRP a success, for making this group the most fun QRP group in the world, for making the drive to Branson every year, and for sharing your love of this hobby.  See you in Branson!


73 Dave NM0S












































Re: What Keyer?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Roy
The EZ KEYER iii is a great keyer, especially for shack use!
Lots of bang for your $.
Very very easy to program and use!!

We're really close to releasing two internal keyers that were designed to be installed inside Qrp radios, one is thru hole and one is SMD for the guys that want to try their hand at this type of building without breaking the bank!!

Same function as their big brother, but mounted in the little rig!
Craig AA0ZZ is the designer and has done a excellent job with these!!
The release announcement will be very soon!
When I find the link to the preliminary webpage I will post it here.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 11:09 AM royiparker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.

Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.

I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.


And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to put in using the same pinnout.

Anybody know what to use?


What keyers are hot these days? (I see the EZ Keyer III and it looks fanststic.)

The wb9kzy keyer chips just seem all too complicated in operation. Any thoughts?


de AA0B Roy Parker   -sk










































What Keyer?

Roy Parker
 

I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.

Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.

I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.


And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to put in using the same pinnout.

Anybody know what to use?


What keyers are hot these days? (I see the EZ Keyer III and it looks fanststic.)

The wb9kzy keyer chips just seem all too complicated in operation. Any thoughts?


de AA0B Roy Parker   -sk

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