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Re: tonights 40m net update

K4EQ
 

Bummer! Fortunately, we're looking good here west of STL. Hopefully next week, Wayne. 72.

Dale, K4EQ


tonights 40m net update

Wayne Dillon
 

Sorry folks, still got boomers, pulling the plugs fro tonite.
Be blessed all
Wayne - NQ0RP

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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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Tonights 40m net update

Wayne Dillon
 

Storms now moving through the area maybe clear by net time. I'll post again 15 minutes B4 net time
Blessings
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Wednesday evening nets

Wayne Dillon
 

I intend to call a 40m net this evening, 7.122 @ 00:30z. I will not be able to call an 80m net.
The only caveat is that the threatened storm activity holds off until after net time, weather forecast said no storm activity until later in teh evening, we shall see. Please keep a watch on QRPSpots, I'll post any last minute changes there.
I was wondering if any of the Cricketeers were interested in a Cricket net (as opposed to a Cricket bat...), just a suggestion someone may like to pick up and run with.
The A and K indexes do not look great but we've been fooled by that before. I'll be there unless storms prevent it.
Be blessed all, 72/3 de Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


NAQCC May Sprint this Wednesday Evening

Larry W2LJ <w2lj@...>
 

The May NAQCC sprint is this coming Wednesday evening local time (May 10th,
EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Thursday,May 11th, 0030 to 0230Z in all cases.

For all the "official" information, please go to:

http://naqcc.info/sprint/sprint201705.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX
for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!). A Certificate for top score in the
GAIN antenna category.

Prizes: Too many to list!! - check out the prizes page on our website.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight
key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you
must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 7100+
members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 100 Countries. Sign up on the
NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate,
with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time!


72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

for NAQCC
http://naqcc.info/


Circket Completed

Jon Jesse
 

My cricket is built and ready for a QSO.  Worked FB when power first applied like every other 4SQRP that I have built.

Such quick and easy build.  I highly recommend even for a first timer.

Kudos to the whole Cricket team.

W1AW is creaming the receiver.

Going out for dinner with the wife and will give a yell on 3579 later on.

I'll order some crystals to get me away from W1AW and watch their Sked so I know when I can't use this freq. The digital crud should be interesting too.

73,

Jon WS1K



Re: 3560 Crystals from eBay

Curt
 

I ordered 4 small crystals from 3rd Planet.  3.535, 3.550. 3.560, 3.5797.  None oscillate in the Cricket.  All oscillate in my G3UUR crystal oscillator ( 2n4401 ).  The colorburst crystal that came with the kit works fine, so that's all that counts. 

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: BCB HI-Pass Filter

WA0ITP
 

Abt anything that will fit #26 works ok.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/9/2017 2:08 PM, RWeeks neotoxo54@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
I love playing 20 questions... :-(

Thanks for the info on the toroids and windings...by chance, do you remember the wire size?

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On May 9, 2017, at 13:42, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

GA Jim

18t T50-2  is what I used  20t T37-2 if you're rather use those.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/9/2017 1:28 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi Terry,
How many turns & what core for the two 1.66uh inductors?  

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 5/9/2017 12:50:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Fwd: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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




Re: BCB HI-Pass Filter

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

I love playing 20 questions... :-(

Thanks for the info on the toroids and windings...by chance, do you remember the wire size?

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On May 9, 2017, at 13:42, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

GA Jim

18t T50-2  is what I used  20t T37-2 if you're rather use those.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/9/2017 1:28 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hi Terry,
How many turns & what core for the two 1.66uh inductors?  

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 5/9/2017 12:50:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Fwd: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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



(No subject)

Tommy Gober
 

Sorry about that, that should be:
No station is an island entire of itself;
every station is a piece of the ionosphere, a part of the whole;
if a final be burned out by a mismatch, ham radio is the less,
as well as if a radio club were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were;
any SK's death diminishes me, because I am involved in ham radio.

So therefore ask not for whom the CQ calls;
it calls for thee.

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 2:02 PM, Tommy Gober <tommy@...> wrote:
No station is an island entire of itself;
every station is a piece of the ionosphere, a part of the whole;
if a final be burned out by a mismatch, ham radio is the less,
as well as if a radio club were,as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were;
any SK's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


(No subject)

Tommy Gober
 

No station is an island entire of itself;
every station is a piece of the ionosphere, a part of the whole;
if a final be burned out by a mismatch, ham radio is the less,
as well as if a radio club were,as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were;
any SK's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


Re: BCB HI-Pass Filter

WA0ITP
 

GA Jim

18t T50-2  is what I used  20t T37-2 if you're rather use those.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/9/2017 1:28 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

Hi Terry,
How many turns & what core for the two 1.66uh inductors?  

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 5/9/2017 12:50:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Fwd: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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



Re: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Terry,
How many turns & what core for the two 1.66uh inductors?  

Jim - W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: davebelville@...; "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 5/9/2017 12:50:53 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Fwd: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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


Re: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

Bob Zolecki
 

Thanks Terry

72 de KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
To: davebelville ; 4sqrp <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tue, May 9, 2017 1:51 pm
Subject: [4sqrp] Fwd: BCB HI-Pass Filter [3 Attachments]

 
GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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



Re: Cricket Chirps but...

Jim, N5IB
 

I've encountered similar problems with BCB interference. Often the type of antenna tuner used will make the difference. Many autotuners are L-network configurations, with shunt capacitive elements, making them inherently low-pass networks. I believe the T1 is this configuration, but don't have a schematic of the AT200Pro. (have the tuner, but they don't publish the sch in the manual)

In one particularly troublesome case, using the rig's internal L-network autotuner left it susceptible to BCB interference, but bypassing the internal tuner and using an external T-match tuner took care of the problem.

The T-match, with its shunt inductive element, is inherently high-pass, and can provide at least some degree of attenuation of BCB signals, often enough to prevent the overload. The MFJ-969 is of this type.

The downside, of course, is that a high-pass type tuner does not help suppress harmonics from the Tx.
But if the Tx was clean to begin with - no harm, no foul.

Your other option, of course, is to build a simple high pass filter with a cutoff a bit above 3 MHz. I'd put it in line between the Cricket and the tuner, so it can see a nice, friendly, 50 ohm environment.

N5IB






---In 4sqrp@..., <davebelville@...> wrote :

Thanks for the info David. I am using a G5RV with it also but am using it with a LDG AT200ProII tuner. Maybe I will try a different tuner. I have an Elecraft T1 I can try. I can also try it with my end fed wahr and unun.
Thanks again for the information. I really want to make the little critter work. 

73 Dave, KD9VT


BCB HI-Pass Filter

WA0ITP
 

GM Dave,

Attached is a Hi Pass Filter  that I've used for years when needed.  I'm using it now on the my Cricket. two kilowatt bcb stations, each abt 2 miles away make it mandatory for me on DC rcvrs.

It's an easy Manhattan build. GL and let us know how it goes.

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


Re: Cricket Chirps but...

Dave Belville
 

Thanks for the info David. I am using a G5RV with it also but am using it with a LDG AT200ProII tuner. Maybe I will try a different tuner. I have an Elecraft T1 I can try. I can also try it with my end fed wahr and unun.
Thanks again for the information. I really want to make the little critter work. 

73 Dave, KD9VT


Re: Cricket Chirps but...

David Wilcox
 

I had the same problem using my straight through G5RV and end fed whar with a unon, but when I passed it through my MFJ 969 tuner it filtered out the BCB signal.  Mine is on 1310 KHz and is only two miles away.  You might have to use some kind of tuner or filter.

Dave K8WPE

On May 9, 2017, at 9:00 AM, davebelville@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Well, I received my Cricket and carefully assembled it. I will say that they did a great job on this kit. The board is perfect and everything looks great. Anyway, I put a new battery in it, hooked up an antenna and ear buds. Yep, there is sound....but it is a BCB station from Mexico (I think - the broadcast is in Spanish) and it is so loud, I can't hear anything else. I waited until late last night and tried but there were more BCB stations heard. It is totally useless as it is unless I want to listen to a Spanish BCB station. They sound great. Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone else have issues like this?


I think it transmits fine. My tuner shows power out and I can hear it on another receiver.


Thank you,


Dave, KD9VT

Silvis, IL


Cricket Chirps but...

Dave Belville
 

Well, I received my Cricket and carefully assembled it. I will say that they did a great job on this kit. The board is perfect and everything looks great. Anyway, I put a new battery in it, hooked up an antenna and ear buds. Yep, there is sound....but it is a BCB station from Mexico (I think - the broadcast is in Spanish) and it is so loud, I can't hear anything else. I waited until late last night and tried but there were more BCB stations heard. It is totally useless as it is unless I want to listen to a Spanish BCB station. They sound great. Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone else have issues like this?


I think it transmits fine. My tuner shows power out and I can hear it on another receiver.


Thank you,


Dave, KD9VT

Silvis, IL


SSS is coming up

John Lonigro
 

This Sunday is the monthly 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. It is also Mother's Day. Please don't forget either one. I suspect most Mother's Day's festivities will be over by 7:00 pm CDT.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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