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Re: Unrelated enquiry

landrjoh@...
 

Hi John,

I'm just getting ready to start assembling a CS-40 (40 meter band), which is basically the same as your KN-Q7A but with a digital VFO added.  There's a Yahoo group covering the KN-Q7A and CS-Series SSB transceivers here:


73,

John
AA7US

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

Has anyone out there built the KN-Q7A ssb qrp transceiver 10watts?  I am in the middle of building the kit.
Interested in comparing notes
Thanks,
John, Vo1jcc


Unrelated enquiry

JOHN CRONHELM
 

Has anyone out there built the KN-Q7A ssb qrp transceiver 10watts?  I am in the middle of building the kit.
Interested in comparing notes
Thanks,
John, Vo1jcc.

On Jul 11, 2017 10:43 AM, "rhulett1@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Those are a lot of requirements, not sure any existing radio will achieve all any better than the 817 you already own or the MTR which you owned.  I love my K1-4, but those are no longer made and would never throw mine into a backpack anyway.  Owned an ATS-3B that was great for small size and worked 6 bands with plug-in modules.  But, the single digit display was pretty small and the MTR is the same radio without the plugin modules.  All of the Elecraft offerings are pretty pricey.

GL on the quest, let us know what you decide.

73, Curt KB5JO



SS40HT receiver wanted

Jim Sheldon
 

Still looking for one of the SS40 receivers. Either built or an inbuilt kit that someone has that they no longer use.  I've located a transmitter kit and this will allow me to continue my current DDS experiments, but having the companion RX will make for more accurate results.

If anyone has the RX surplus to their needs, please let me know how much you want for it.  Best off the reflector to keep the clutter down.  w0eb@...

Jim, W0EB



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Curt
 

Those are a lot of requirements, not sure any existing radio will achieve all any better than the 817 you already own or the MTR which you owned.  I love my K1-4, but those are no longer made and would never throw mine into a backpack anyway.  Owned an ATS-3B that was great for small size and worked 6 bands with plug-in modules.  But, the single digit display was pretty small and the MTR is the same radio without the plugin modules.  All of the Elecraft offerings are pretty pricey.

GL on the quest, let us know what you decide.

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Help Cant log log into Yahoo [1 Attachment]

Cecil Bayona <cecil.bayona@...>
 

I had a problem where it would not let me login also, I ended changing
my password and it worked after that.


On 7/10/2017 11:45 AM, Jim Pruitt jpruitt67@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:

Hello Terry.

Yes, I got the same error last time I tried to log in (about a week
ago). I gathered that since Verizon had bought Yahoo they were just
incorporating the data so I just selected "Add Account" and just added
my yahoo account (with my same password) and it has been happy ever since.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 7/10/2017 5:34 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@mchsi.com [4sqrp] wrote:

I've just discovered that I can't log into Yahoo, I get the message
below. Has anyone else had this problem. If so, did you find a
solution? TIA


--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
--
Cecil - k5nwa http://thepartsplace.k5nwa.com/


Re: Help Cant log log into Yahoo [1 Attachment]

Jim Pruitt
 

Hello Terry.

Yes,  I got the same error last time I tried to log in (about a week ago).  I gathered that since Verizon had bought Yahoo they were just incorporating the data so I just selected "Add Account" and just added my yahoo account (with my same password) and it has been happy ever since.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 7/10/2017 5:34 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I've just discovered that I can't log into Yahoo, I get the message below.  Has anyone else had this problem. If so, did you find a solution?  TIA


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


Re: Seeking Suggestions For QRP Rig

Wayne Steury
 

I really like my HB1B.  It is great for portable use as well as a fun base station

Wayne N9EGT


On 7/9/2017 9:06 AM, keith kerchner kc9ih@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Sounds like a youkits HB1B is what you want - it is the big brother to the Ten Tec.  R4020 and.  R4030 units - with 20-30-40 plus 15 (and 17) meters, memories, great break-in, and a nifty built-in keyer (though I prefer a straight key) -they have a nice general 5.9-22mc coverage receiver, and good battery life..... And a really big plus is the variable 400-3000hz filter, not that it is needed much with current band conditions --- at $270 it is not bad, and available thru Vibroplex or eBay - it is ever usable on Field Day :)

They also have an even smaller unit, the EK1C, that is just 20,30,40 that is big enough to hold a 18650 battery pack inside the case - for $189.....

Both are a pleasure to use.....

72 / 73 de Keith - KC9IH - QRP / QRPp
a Know-Code Advanced-Extra Class Op
NAQCC, MI-QRP, PAARC, NorCal, CQC  
4SQRP, SKCC, QRP-ARCI, 10-X et al
Previously ~ WD9GKA, WB9HCL, K9UCF
Former Operator at WB9FXM and K9DDJ
www.ham-cram.com - W1UL Study Guide
http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K9EAB/

Member of the ESROM SOCIETY
When you KNOW your Code
Forwards and Backwards



Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

I almost forgot to remind everyone to send in their score as soon as possible. Assuming I don't forget, I'll tabulate everything Wednesday morning and report the results later that day. I'm really curious to see how many sideband QSOs there were (if any). To report your score or your experiences if your score was zero, go to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Help Cant log log into Yahoo [1 Attachment]

AG1P Ron
 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:34 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Help Cant log log into Yahoo [1 Attachment]

 

 

I've just discovered that I can't log into Yahoo, I get the message below.  Has anyone else had this problem. If so, did you find a solution?  TIA

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


Operating /5

Jim Sheldon
 

Worked a couple 4 Staters last night on 7.122 (approximately)  KV6Z, W2SH, AC0BQ and W0MQY though not necessarily in that order.  I was using the "Chickenhawker" both barefoot @ 5 watts and with modest boots on (35 watt miniHFPA home brew amp) operating /5 from my wife's niece & nephew's place in Winnsboro, Louisiana.  Weather is tolerable and not really any worse than the Wichita, KS area (home) right now.  Antenna is a portable, very lightweight (6.3 ounces) but full size Windom in the trees about 35-40 feet up and about 50 feet from the house.  Feeding with RG-58 and I have an MFJ-9201 tuner that works really well.  I'm also driving the amp with a little MTR5B mountain topper.  I have an MFJ 4230 power supply along with an 18 amp hour SLA battery just in case.

We'll be here until Friday, when we're heading down to Baton Rouge to see Jim, N5IB and some of the other area hams.  Hope to be able to operate W5KID from the USS Kidd (Destroyer) museum ship Saturday afternoon.  Leaving Baton Rouge on Sunday and will spend a day (probably won't put up an antenna) with another niece in the Dallas, TX area before driving home to Park City, KS on Monday.  Hope to work a few more 4 Staters from here before we leave if 40 meters will cooperate.

72/73
Jim, W0EB


Re: Help Cant log log into Yahoo [1 Attachment]

Bob Zolecki
 

Terry.   Me and Yahoo don't get along very good so can't help. de Bob z

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 10, 2017, at 8:34 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I've just discovered that I can't log into Yahoo, I get the message below.  Has anyone else had this problem. If so, did you find a solution?  TIA


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


Help Cant log log into Yahoo

WA0ITP
 

I've just discovered that I can't log into Yahoo, I get the message below.  Has anyone else had this problem. If so, did you find a solution?  TIA


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


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Ariel Jacala
 

One of my favorites is the K1.  I have built and owned an EK1A and a KX1 but a K1 with a 4 band board is special.  Mine is for 40-30-20-15m bands.  It is hard to find and Elecraft only sells them now with only 2 bands.  With big letters and a tilt stand it is easy on the eyes.  It has RIT and XIT so you can work split with it chasing rare DX with 5 watts.

Ariel NY4G





Sent from my iPad

On Jul 9, 2017, at 07:42, 'Ken Talbott' ktalbott@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

If funds are not an issue the KX-2 is the most functional, most integrated (internal batteries, antenna matching unit, and outstanding filtering) on the market.  It is a bit larger than the shirt-pocket rigs, but if you have to add tuner and filtering you are as big or larger and have a rats nest of cables.  The KX-2 covers all ham frequencies and modes from 80m to 10m.

 

Have you considered no-display rigs with CW only interface?  I really enjoyed my DSWK for lights-out operation (I regret letting it go).  These are one-band rigs.  I believe they are no longer in production but pop up often on the used market.  You may need to add keyer, freqMite, external tuner, and perhaps additional filtering. (See 4SQRP site for these.)  None tune the complete CW portion of the band. The rigs with which I am familiar are:

Wilderness Radio SST 40 Wayne Burdick N6KR

Norcal 40a Wayne Burdick N6KR (great performer and easy to use CW user interface)

SW40

DSW II 40 (add the optional firmware and this becomes the DSWK which I miss!  Very solid packaging.)

 

I really like the Mountain Toppers, MTR-2 and MTR-3 especially. Although the MTR-3 has an LED display, you can ignore it by turning on the CW annunciation.  Filtering is adequate but you MUST use an antenna matching unit or resonant antenna.  My only criticism is that you MUST limit your operating voltage to less than 12 VDC if you are not using a matching unit or resonant antenna.  I use the inexpensive buck/boost regulators from eBay with 3S1P 18650 batteries (12.6 to 10.0 VDC input, 11.0 VDC output).

 

Between this and the KX-2 are the K-1 and KX-1 transceivers from Elecraft.  Both meet my performance expectations.  They have adequate filtering and optional internal antenna matching units. The K-1 will tune 80 or 150 kHz of each band while the KX-1 covers the entire bands and beyond.  The KX-1 also allows for receive-only of SSB. 

 

If you need tri-band rig with highly visible display, the PFR-3B is an excellent choice.  I have owned two and they perform well except for the internal tuner.  I have never been able to get it to work well with coax to end-fed antenna.  I have been assured by many that it works well as a BLT.  I like the push-button tuning, but if you prefer a rotary encoder is now available with the rig from Pacific Antenna.

 

So, what would I suggest?  In order by price I would suggest the Norcal 40a, the MTR-3, the KX-1, or the KX-2.  In fact, these are the rigs that I use most often.  I have 4 operating locations (shack, bedroom, shop, wood shop) and frequently rotate these rigs.

 

Good luck!  I would like to know what you decide.

 

73 de ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 7:39 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Howdy 4SQRP,

I am looking for suggestions on a QRP rig. I had a Mountain Topper, which I liked. Problem was these eyes had problem seeing display. I would like a rig where display is easily seen. I have a Yaesu FT-817ND which I can easily see. However, I would like a smaller rig to throw in back pack. My main bands of interest are 40, 30 and 20. I thought of the MFJs with the frequencies on the case. But those are single banders. I do not want to pack 3 different radios. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. I am looking at you tube videos on different radios. However, advice from actual users is nice. 

 Thank You Very Much.                         

Jim NV9X

 


Re: Seeking Suggestions For QRP Rig

Casey
 

Sounds like a youkits HB1B is what you want - it is the big brother to the Ten Tec.  R4020 and.  R4030 units - with 20-30-40 plus 15 (and 17) meters, memories, great break-in, and a nifty built-in keyer (though I prefer a straight key) -they have a nice general 5.9-22mc coverage receiver, and good battery life..... And a really big plus is the variable 400-3000hz filter, not that it is needed much with current band conditions --- at $270 it is not bad, and available thru Vibroplex or eBay - it is ever usable on Field Day :)

They also have an even smaller unit, the EK1C, that is just 20,30,40 that is big enough to hold a 18650 battery pack inside the case - for $189.....

Both are a pleasure to use.....

72 / 73 de Keith - KC9IH - QRP / QRPp
a Know-Code Advanced-Extra Class Op
NAQCC, MI-QRP, PAARC, NorCal, CQC  
4SQRP, SKCC, QRP-ARCI, 10-X et al
Previously ~ WD9GKA, WB9HCL, K9UCF
Former Operator at WB9FXM and K9DDJ
www.ham-cram.com - W1UL Study Guide
http://hamgallery.com/Tribute/K9EAB/

Member of the ESROM SOCIETY
When you KNOW your Code
Forwards and Backwards


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Ken Talbott
 

If funds are not an issue the KX-2 is the most functional, most integrated (internal batteries, antenna matching unit, and outstanding filtering) on the market.  It is a bit larger than the shirt-pocket rigs, but if you have to add tuner and filtering you are as big or larger and have a rats nest of cables.  The KX-2 covers all ham frequencies and modes from 80m to 10m.

 

Have you considered no-display rigs with CW only interface?  I really enjoyed my DSWK for lights-out operation (I regret letting it go).  These are one-band rigs.  I believe they are no longer in production but pop up often on the used market.  You may need to add keyer, freqMite, external tuner, and perhaps additional filtering. (See 4SQRP site for these.)  None tune the complete CW portion of the band. The rigs with which I am familiar are:

Wilderness Radio SST 40 Wayne Burdick N6KR

Norcal 40a Wayne Burdick N6KR (great performer and easy to use CW user interface)

SW40

DSW II 40 (add the optional firmware and this becomes the DSWK which I miss!  Very solid packaging.)

 

I really like the Mountain Toppers, MTR-2 and MTR-3 especially. Although the MTR-3 has an LED display, you can ignore it by turning on the CW annunciation.  Filtering is adequate but you MUST use an antenna matching unit or resonant antenna.  My only criticism is that you MUST limit your operating voltage to less than 12 VDC if you are not using a matching unit or resonant antenna.  I use the inexpensive buck/boost regulators from eBay with 3S1P 18650 batteries (12.6 to 10.0 VDC input, 11.0 VDC output).

 

Between this and the KX-2 are the K-1 and KX-1 transceivers from Elecraft.  Both meet my performance expectations.  They have adequate filtering and optional internal antenna matching units. The K-1 will tune 80 or 150 kHz of each band while the KX-1 covers the entire bands and beyond.  The KX-1 also allows for receive-only of SSB. 

 

If you need tri-band rig with highly visible display, the PFR-3B is an excellent choice.  I have owned two and they perform well except for the internal tuner.  I have never been able to get it to work well with coax to end-fed antenna.  I have been assured by many that it works well as a BLT.  I like the push-button tuning, but if you prefer a rotary encoder is now available with the rig from Pacific Antenna.

 

So, what would I suggest?  In order by price I would suggest the Norcal 40a, the MTR-3, the KX-1, or the KX-2.  In fact, these are the rigs that I use most often.  I have 4 operating locations (shack, bedroom, shop, wood shop) and frequently rotate these rigs.

 

Good luck!  I would like to know what you decide.

 

73 de ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 7:39 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Howdy 4SQRP,

I am looking for suggestions on a QRP rig. I had a Mountain Topper, which I liked. Problem was these eyes had problem seeing display. I would like a rig where display is easily seen. I have a Yaesu FT-817ND which I can easily see. However, I would like a smaller rig to throw in back pack. My main bands of interest are 40, 30 and 20. I thought of the MFJs with the frequencies on the case. But those are single banders. I do not want to pack 3 different radios. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. I am looking at you tube videos on different radios. However, advice from actual users is nice. 

 Thank You Very Much.                         

Jim NV9X

 


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Ross Henderson
 

Have A unit that is frequency drop in the crystal slot and be a combo SSB/CW unit. And also have A regular antenna hook up (SO-259) instead of that other on. 72/73`s




On Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:19:27 PM CDT, RWeeks neotoxo54@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

The MFJ 9200 series comes with plug in band cards...80,40,30,20,17,15 M bands...5W output depending on input voltage...

Sent from my iPad Mini
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B

On Jul 8, 2017, at 18:39, nv9x@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Howdy 4SQRP,


I am looking for suggestions on a QRP rig. I had a Mountain Topper, which I liked. Problem was these eyes had problem seeing display. I would like a rig where display is easily seen. I have a Yaesu FT-817ND which I can easily see. However, I would like a smaller rig to throw in back pack. My main bands of interest are 40, 30 and 20. I thought of the MFJs with the frequencies on the case. But those are single banders. I do not want to pack 3 different radios. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. I am looking at you tube videos on different radios. However, advice from actual users is nice. 

                                               Thank You Very Much.                         Jim NV9X

 


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

The MFJ 9200 series comes with plug in band cards...80,40,30,20,17,15 M bands...5W output depending on input voltage...

Sent from my iPad Mini
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B

On Jul 8, 2017, at 18:39, nv9x@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Howdy 4SQRP,


I am looking for suggestions on a QRP rig. I had a Mountain Topper, which I liked. Problem was these eyes had problem seeing display. I would like a rig where display is easily seen. I have a Yaesu FT-817ND which I can easily see. However, I would like a smaller rig to throw in back pack. My main bands of interest are 40, 30 and 20. I thought of the MFJs with the frequencies on the case. But those are single banders. I do not want to pack 3 different radios. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. I am looking at you tube videos on different radios. However, advice from actual users is nice. 

                                               Thank You Very Much.                         Jim NV9X

 


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Paul Ross <deadgoose@...>
 

I have a YouKits EK-1A for 40/20. Newer model does 30 as well. Bright display, solid 5 watts, CW of course.

73 /Paul W3FIS

Sent from my iPad


Re: Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Curt
 

Of course check out pfr3 and its dual and triband relatives.  of course these are larger cases to get the larger display.  I like my pfr3 for portable work.  to go smaller, there is kx1 and k1.  watching videos is a good idea, along with a paper sketch to scale.

Curt


Seeking Suggestions for QRP Rig

Jim
 

Howdy 4SQRP,


I am looking for suggestions on a QRP rig. I had a Mountain Topper, which I liked. Problem was these eyes had problem seeing display. I would like a rig where display is easily seen. I have a Yaesu FT-817ND which I can easily see. However, I would like a smaller rig to throw in back pack. My main bands of interest are 40, 30 and 20. I thought of the MFJs with the frequencies on the case. But those are single banders. I do not want to pack 3 different radios. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. I am looking at you tube videos on different radios. However, advice from actual users is nice. 

                                               Thank You Very Much.                         Jim NV9X

 

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