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ATS3-B, ATS-4B or Wilderness Sierra

W4IEN <w4ien@...>
 

If anyone has an ATS3-B or ATS-4B or Wilderness Sierra they would be willing to part with I would really like to purchase it, or all three. I am getting too old to build kits any more because my eyes just cannot handle it anymore so I am not interested in a kit. I can pay by Postal MO or Cashiers Check. Thank you all for this off topic request.

72/73,
Robin
W4IEN
w4ien@comcast.net


TEST POST

 

NICE TO BE OUT OF THE PILL HOTEL
73 BOB AF2DX


beargyrils@...


Re: Looking for 4S SAVXO FOUND ONE!

Jim Sheldon
 

Found one!

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon w0eb@cox.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 6/10/2017 5:05:25 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Looking for 4S SAVXO

Looking for a 40 meter SAVXO, either built or unbuilt if anybody has
one they're willing to part with.

Please let me know off the list to w0eb@cox.net if you have one and if
so, what you want for it. If it's a built unit, it does not have to be
working.

Thanks,

Jim, W0EB



Re: SSS Saturday or Sunday?

Bob Nelson
 

John,
What are the frequency areas for SSS?
Tnx es 73 - Bob, K6KL


On Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:40 PM, "'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Glad you brought that up, because I almost forgot to remind everyone about it.  The SSS (Second SUNDAY Sprint) is indeed on Sunday.  I guess those not familiar with it might think it is the Second Saturday Sprint, but that would be incorrect.
The Sprint is tomorrow, June 11th, from 7:00-9:00 pm CDT.  Please refer to the 4SQRP On Air Activity link to get the complete set of rules.  And, when you finish the sprint, go to QRPCONTEST.COM and enter your score.  Please do so before Wednesday morning, which is the traditional time I tabulate the results and report them to the group.
72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 06/10/2017 02:14 PM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
The web page sez Sunday 7-9, but see folks posting on QRPspots about Saturday.  Which? or both?

72, Curt KB5JO





Looking for 4S SAVXO

Jim Sheldon
 

Looking for a 40 meter SAVXO, either built or unbuilt if anybody has one they're willing to part with.

Please let me know off the list to w0eb@cox.net if you have one and if so, what you want for it. If it's a built unit, it does not have to be working.

Thanks,

Jim, W0EB


Re: SSS Saturday or Sunday?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Curt
Well I think SSS stands for Second Sunday Sprint?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 2:14 PM rhulett1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The web page sez Sunday 7-9, but see folks posting on QRPspots about Saturday.  Which? or both?

72, Curt KB5JO


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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: SSS Saturday or Sunday?

John Lonigro
 

Glad you brought that up, because I almost forgot to remind everyone about it.  The SSS (Second SUNDAY Sprint) is indeed on Sunday.  I guess those not familiar with it might think it is the Second Saturday Sprint, but that would be incorrect.

The Sprint is tomorrow, June 11th, from 7:00-9:00 pm CDT.  Please refer to the 4SQRP On Air Activity link to get the complete set of rules.  And, when you finish the sprint, go to QRPCONTEST.COM and enter your score.  Please do so before Wednesday morning, which is the traditional time I tabulate the results and report them to the group.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


On 06/10/2017 02:14 PM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

The web page sez Sunday 7-9, but see folks posting on QRPspots about Saturday.  Which? or both?

72, Curt KB5JO




SSS Saturday or Sunday?

Curt
 

The web page sez Sunday 7-9, but see folks posting on QRPspots about Saturday.  Which? or both?

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: FS: Original (White Panel) Bayou Jumper with extras. [2 Attachments]

Jim Sheldon
 

The Bayou Jumper has been spoken for, pending arrival of funds.

W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@cox.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4SQRP Mailing List" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 6/9/2017 3:28:48 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] FS: Original (White Panel) Bayou Jumper with extras. [2
Attachments]

Anyone been wanting a Bayou Jumper but didn't think they could build
the kit? I have for sale, my original (White Panel) Bayou Jumper with
a few extras. It has a proven track record and earned me Agent# 006 in
the super secret agent serial number competition with a verified QSO of
over 1000 KM (actually over 1000 miles.) The QSO was from Park City to
AF4K (Bry Carling), Sanford, FL, a distance of 1113.3 miles or 1791.6
KM according to the QRZ website. Had over 30 QSO's with this one and
the latest was on May 22, with AA2VG/4, Peter Delucca, who was using
his Bayou Jumper while on vacation on Fripp Island, SC. I don't have
exact mileage figures on that one, but it was over 1000 miles.


FS: Original (White Panel) Bayou Jumper with extras.

Jim Sheldon
 

Anyone been wanting a Bayou Jumper but didn't think they could build the
kit? I have for sale, my original (White Panel) Bayou Jumper with a few
extras. It has a proven track record and earned me Agent# 006 in the
super secret agent serial number competition with a verified QSO of over
1000 KM (actually over 1000 miles.) The QSO was from Park City to AF4K
(Bry Carling), Sanford, FL, a distance of 1113.3 miles or 1791.6 KM
according to the QRZ website. Had over 30 QSO's with this one and the
latest was on May 22, with AA2VG/4, Peter Delucca, who was using his
Bayou Jumper while on vacation on Fripp Island, SC. I don't have exact
mileage figures on that one, but it was over 1000 miles.

The extras are - a perfectly working Beta version of the Dave Martin
(NA1MH) Soup'er Up'er board, the production kit of which just went live
on the 4SQRP.com website. This doesn't just soup up the BJ, it makes a
pretty "super" radio out of it. See the 4SQRP.com website for details
on that one. Also included will be a QRP Guys absorption SWR indicator
(similar to the one in the 4S Tuner except this uses only 1 LED) and
it's installed in a finished "small" Hobby Lobby wood box that has a
crystal holder in the lid. Included will be the two original crystals
for 7.030 and 7.122 MHz but these have been installed in FT-243 crystal
holders. I have also installed a Bourns "Knob Pot" 10 turn tuning pot that has a digital turns counter built in. Between the 10 turn pot and
the Soup'er Up'er's fine tuning control, tuning in signals is really
easy and the sharp (200Hz) audio filter, it makes the radio really
pleasant to operate. The only drawback is the built in hand key --
using an external key is a much better idea but if you are going to use
a keyer with it, make sure you either build an external high current
keying adapter or use a keyer that has relay output. The BJ draws the
better part of an amp through the key jack during transmit and most
solid state keyers today can't handle that much current. The schematic
of an easily built and inexpensive adapter will be included as will
printed copies of the actual manuals I used to build the BJ and to build
& install the Soup'er Up'er board as well as the build sheets on the QRP
Guys SWR indicator.

Tech specs on this radio are as follows:
Frequency Range 6.995-7.143 MHz
Receiver Sensitivity (measured) -122 dBm (.178 microvolt for a signal
strong enough to copy if there isn't too much atmospheric noise)
Transmitter power output (Measured) 4.70 watts with a supply voltage of
11.9 volts (My 9 amp hour battery hasn't been charged in weeks).
With a fresh battery (measured 12.92 volts) output was 5.01 watts into a
50 ohm dummy load.

Those are the details - see attached pictures -- now for the bad? news -
I'm asking $145 for the entire package and that includes shipping
anywhere in the United State. I'd rather not ship it overseas due to
the hassles I have run into with Customs and the extremely high price of
overseas package shipping.

I'll take PayPal (add 3 percent or send it "Friends & Family) preferred
but will take a USPS money order if you prefer not to use PayPal.

Anyone interested or needing to ask questions please contact me off the
list - w0eb@cox.net First "I'll take it" (by date/time on the email)
gets right of first refusal. Once a deal is made, I ship same day the
funds are received unless that happens to be via PayPal on a Sunday,
holiday or during non-business hours at the Post Office.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
2029 East Evanston St
Park City, KS 67219


Four State QRP newest kit release

Walter - K5EST
 

Hello Everyone, the newest kit from 4SQRP is the addition of the add-on accessory board for the Bayou Jumper, called the "Souper Up'per".

The new kit adds a sidetone for transmitting, receiver fine tuning, and the Hi-Per-Mite CW Filter - all on one board for the Bayou Jumper. It is designed by Dave - NA1MH which put many hours in getting the most for your money in an accessory for the Bayou Jumper.

The Soup'er Up'per mounts on the bottom of the Bayou Jumper's circuit board and does not require cutting any traces, and does not require an enclosure. Labels for the front panel of the Bayou Jumper are included.

Just like our other kits, there is a builder's forum listed at the top of the kit page to let builders have access to the questions and answers from other builders.

Please see the webpage for more information and the great price.


Thank you for supporting the kits from 4SQRP which support Ozarkcon, the premiere QRP Conference of the Mid-west.....coming to you April 6-7, 2018 at Branson, Missouri.

72/73....Walter - K5EST


EMP?

Dan Reynolds
 

OK, I know this is a crazy topic. Just wondering - would a .50 cal metal ammo box protect a rig from an EMP blast? No, I'm not becoming a "prepper" but I am curious. 


I was always under the impression you needed special metal to protect from that. Like guys using diecast zinc type boxes for sensitive RF measuring equipment...


This article is rather 'open' on what you can use. I would've never imagined a static bag could prevent damage from an EMP... goodness knows I have a few static bags!

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/build-your-own-faraday-cage-heres-how/


I was just thinking - why not put the KX3 in an ammo box when I'm not using it? 


Dan -- KB9JLO

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Best Bayou Jumper battery?

cpa599@...
 

What's the best, most economical battery for the Bayou Jumper?

I'm looking for 13.8V - 14.5V, relatively small size and at least 3-4 AH.


Re: A new Cricket comes to life

Charles W. Powell
 

In experimenting with my Cricket, I found that the sidetone chirp is highly dependent on the impedance of the headphones.  With one pair I got wide whoop, with another there was no sidetone at all, and with a pair of earbuds, there was only a tiny variation in the sidetone pitch.  

No takers yet with an extended CQ, but I did monitor with my KX3 (antenna disconnected) and the Cricket puts out a very clean, stable note. 

72,

Charles NK8O


On Jun 7, 2017, at 4:51 PM, Charles Powell <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

I’m pretty sure the contacts are clean.  Might be a voltage issue with the 9V battery too - I had to liberate it from another device.  SWR shouldn’t be a problem into a 50 ohm dummy load.

72,

Charles NK8O


On Jun 7, 2017, at 4:29 PM, Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Make sure you're transmitting into a low SWR too, that sometimes will cause the ST to go berserk.

Jim, W0EB

On Jun 7, 2017, at 3:55 PM, 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Try cleaning the key contacts.
 
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] A new Cricket comes to life

 

Preliminary tests show that my cricket, now assembled and ready to go on the air, is working as advertised. One thing (a question): despite having a nice, steady note on transmit, it is typical for the sidetone to chirp like a poorly regulated, underpowered tube type transmitter oscillator? Perhaps the genesis of “Cricket.?” Well, whoop-whoop, I will try it on the air soon enough.

72,

Charles - NK8O


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FOX: FOXHUNT APPS

Dale Putnam
 

The 2017 Summer 20M QRP Fox Hunt will start on Thursday, June 29th. Everyone is welcome to participate, and we can still use a few more qualified Foxes.

 

Each  Thursday there will be two Foxes available-- catch them if you can. It's easy (sometimes) and fun (always) and great training for busting a DX pileup and or handling one if you are the Fox. The Hunts start at 0100Z and run for an hour and a half. All the details can be found at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org Check out the rules, and bookmark the home page because that's your gateway to the schedule and the results as the season progresses. It's also where you can complete a brief application form if you would like to be a Fox this summer.

The QRP Fox Hunts are also at home on Yahoo Groups at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/qfox -- that's the main venue for Fox announcements and general chit-chat about the hunts.


The QRP Fox Hunts are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1031886986876886/ or search for QRP Fox Hunt. Both groups are public, so come on in and join us!




Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Re: A new Cricket comes to life

Tom Sevart
 

On 06/07/17 16:51, Charles Powell doctorcwp@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

What I did was flatten out the head of the knob/contact screw with my Dremel tool so that it made a bit flatter connection to the PC board and now doesn't chirp as much.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: A new Cricket comes to life

Charles W. Powell
 

I’m pretty sure the contacts are clean.  Might be a voltage issue with the 9V battery too - I had to liberate it from another device.  SWR shouldn’t be a problem into a 50 ohm dummy load.

72,

Charles NK8O


On Jun 7, 2017, at 4:29 PM, Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Make sure you're transmitting into a low SWR too, that sometimes will cause the ST to go berserk.

Jim, W0EB

On Jun 7, 2017, at 3:55 PM, 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Try cleaning the key contacts.
 
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] A new Cricket comes to life

 

Preliminary tests show that my cricket, now assembled and ready to go on the air, is working as advertised. One thing (a question): despite having a nice, steady note on transmit, it is typical for the sidetone to chirp like a poorly regulated, underpowered tube type transmitter oscillator? Perhaps the genesis of “Cricket.?” Well, whoop-whoop, I will try it on the air soon enough.

72,

Charles - NK8O


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Re: A new Cricket comes to life

Jim Sheldon
 

Make sure you're transmitting into a low SWR too, that sometimes will cause the ST to go berserk.

Jim, W0EB

On Jun 7, 2017, at 3:55 PM, 'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Try cleaning the key contacts.
 
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] A new Cricket comes to life

 

Preliminary tests show that my cricket, now assembled and ready to go on the air, is working as advertised. One thing (a question): despite having a nice, steady note on transmit, it is typical for the sidetone to chirp like a poorly regulated, underpowered tube type transmitter oscillator? Perhaps the genesis of “Cricket.?” Well, whoop-whoop, I will try it on the air soon enough.

72,

Charles - NK8O


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Re: A new Cricket comes to life

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Try cleaning the key contacts.
 
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] A new Cricket comes to life

 

Preliminary tests show that my cricket, now assembled and ready to go on the air, is working as advertised. One thing (a question): despite having a nice, steady note on transmit, it is typical for the sidetone to chirp like a poorly regulated, underpowered tube type transmitter oscillator? Perhaps the genesis of “Cricket.?” Well, whoop-whoop, I will try it on the air soon enough.

72,

Charles - NK8O


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SSS is this Sunday

John Lonigro
 

Get your commercial rig, Bayou Jumper, Cricket, and maybe hook up your Az SQRPION paddles or a bug and join in the fun Sunday night from 7:00-9:00 PM CDT. Keep a can of Raid handy in case these little critters get out of hand (hi). Full details can be found on the 4SQRP.COM website under "4SQRP on air activities". To report your score, go to qrpcontest.com and click on the 4SQRP section.

I hope to send one more reminder later this week.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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