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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 !!





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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 !!





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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 !!

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David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
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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.

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David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
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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


Re: Christmas Greetings to the group

Lon Shelton <lon.shelton@...>
 

Good Morning Dave from Washington State,

 

I have only been member of 4SQRP for a short time but have already experienced the friendship this group has to offer, very rare in these times.  I can’t wait to see what the new year has to offer with the group.  Thank you for allowing me to take part.

 

Lon/N5DJY

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 8:08 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Christmas Greetings to the group

 

 

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

 

 


Christmas Greetings to the group

ai9e_qrp@...
 

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: NDBs Logged Tonight

WA0ITP
 

Great fun.  I use an Icom 756 Pro III, LSB, and 1.8k filter setting.  It takes me about a half hour to scan the band, tuning slow and stopping often, i.e. listening deep. Some signals are right at the noise level.  I'm thinking that a low pass filter in front of the receiver to knock down the broadcast band would be useful. I'm getting some mixing products and overloading due to a BCB station about 2 miles away.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/26/2016 12:29 AM, Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
I recounted the beacons, I had copied and I it was approaching 40 .......I only had 38 ......
You want to tune slowly , because the CW is so slow that there is a pretty good gap before the beacon starts over .
If you do PSK you can look for the signals on the waterfall as you sweep the band .

Dennis KC0IFQ

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
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------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

Just use the search function in your web browser to find the Call Sign you
think you heard.

The noise is pretty bad .
I learned a little abut digging slow CW out of the noise.
I think I was approaching 50 beacons.

My QTH is close to Wichita, Ks so most beacons are I hear are
...........whadda you know , in the 4SQRP area.
Oklahoma, Kansas , Iowa, Texas, Missouri
The modulation or tone is kinda weird on many of them . You have to tune
carefully and play with all
your filters. I am using a Kenwood 590SG and a 130 ft OFC for a antenna.

Dennis KC0IFQ






Re: Bayou Jumper Temp sold out!

Ariel Jacala
 

Dave K4SV ordered his on the 19th of December and he is #59 of the first hundred they are able to kit.  According to Larry - new parts are on order but will take perhaps up to 5 weeks to get enough parts to sell kits again.   Those who ordered on the 19th or 20th of December electronically maybe the lucky ones.  Contact Larry Hastings to find out if you are in the queue.   He can only kit 5 per day.  Even if you are in the queue it maybe the first or second week in January.   

Ariel NY4G

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 24, 2016, at 10:23, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

For those of us who have them on order, how can we find out if we got in
before the sell out? I need to know this due to a build commitment for
someone.

Jim - W0EB


Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Dennis Gaskill
 

I recounted the beacons, I had copied and I it was approaching 40 .......I only had 38 ......
You want to tune slowly , because the CW is so slow that there is a pretty good gap before the beacon starts over .
If you do PSK you can look for the signals on the waterfall as you sweep the band .

Dennis KC0IFQ

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
.........................

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

Just use the search function in your web browser to find the Call Sign you
think you heard.

The noise is pretty bad .
I learned a little abut digging slow CW out of the noise.
I think I was approaching 50 beacons.

My QTH is close to Wichita, Ks so most beacons are I hear are
...........whadda you know , in the 4SQRP area.
Oklahoma, Kansas , Iowa, Texas, Missouri
The modulation or tone is kinda weird on many of them . You have to tune
carefully and play with all
your filters. I am using a Kenwood 590SG and a 130 ft OFC for a antenna.

Dennis KC0IFQ





Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Sam Neal
 

What receivers/antennas are y'all using. I only hear HRD on about 423 kHz at
the Hardin County airport, Kountze Texas near Beaumont, about 40 miles away,
using a 40 meter dipole. Tomorrow I will try a different receiver.

Sam. Neal. N5AF
.........................

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:03 AM CST, 12/22/2016
From:
"Dennis Gaskill gaskilldg@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: NDBs Logged Tonight

Here is a list of North American beacons

http://dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm

Just use the search function in your web browser to find the Call Sign you
think you heard.

The noise is pretty bad .
I learned a little abut digging slow CW out of the noise.
I think I was approaching 50 beacons.

My QTH is close to Wichita, Ks so most beacons are I hear are
...........whadda you know , in the 4SQRP area.
Oklahoma, Kansas , Iowa, Texas, Missouri
The modulation or tone is kinda weird on many of them . You have to tune
carefully and play with all
your filters. I am using a Kenwood 590SG and a 130 ft OFC for a antenna.

Dennis KC0IFQ


The Closing Minutes Of Christmas Day ( Zulu Time )

Sam Neal
 

I made a pass through the shack for something to read and turned on the rigs,
one is parked on 7122, the AC-1 clone with a 6V6 tube at 4 Watts output, with
an ICOM 756PRO2 receiver.

To make a short story longer, I called CQ and worked:

2300Z AB4QL Alabama Barry
2324Z WR2E Tinton Falls, NJ. Rich
2337Z KI4GQP Miami, FL Rich
0015Z KC8MFF Buchanan, WV. Bob

I wish every night was that easy!

72,

Sam Neal N5AF
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Re: What a great kit is the Bayou Jumper!

Walter - K5EST
 

Thank you, Curt! We do have amazing genius at work with the 4 State kits.

There is a whole team that shuns notoriety and just keep working towards a great kit.

Thank you for supporting 4SQRP and OzarkCon.

73....Walter . K5EST.  ...   4SQRP Kit Mgr





On Sunday, December 25, 2016, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am about 1/2 through assembly and continue to marvel at the quality of this kit.  It rather reminds me of the K1 built years ago.  All who prepared this kit deserve abundant accolades.  The documentation, the layout, the pcb with plated-through holes, masking, labeling, silkscreen work on the panel, attention to every detail.  Amazing.  And for less than $90 delivered?!  I am so glad to have ordered one early.

72, Curt KB5JO


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