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Re: OzarkCon venue

Paul Goemans
 

Yep,
  And BOTH sides do it!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: ron ronhogrider92@... [4sqrp]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:08 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] OzarkCon venue
 
 

 


On 8/22/2017 10:27 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

You really need to stop believing everything coming from liberal news media, and biased groups/associations.

Have you ever heard of "cooking the books" ?  They are cooking the facts in the favor of their bias.

You should spend some time in Missouri getting to know the people, outside of the (2 or 3) LARGE metropolitan areas.


 

There are intelligent people in the world.
Thank you for that reply.

Ron wb1hga

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: OzarkCon venue

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

OzarkCon is fine where it is. 

73,

Kent  K9ZTV

I would like to suggest that we consider finding a friendlier venue for Ozarkcon.

 Bill

KV6Z


Re: OzarkCon venue

ron <ronhogrider92@...>
 



On 8/22/2017 10:27 AM, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

You really need to stop believing everything coming from liberal news media, and biased groups/associations.

Have you ever heard of "cooking the books" ?  They are cooking the facts in the favor of their bias.

You should spend some time in Missouri getting to know the people, outside of the (2 or 3) LARGE metropolitan areas.


 

There are intelligent people in the world.
Thank you for that reply.

Ron wb1hga

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: OzarkCon venue

davemrtn
 

You really need to stop believing everything coming from liberal news media, and biased groups/associations.

Have you ever heard of "cooking the books" ?  They are cooking the facts in the favor of their bias.

You should spend some time in Missouri getting to know the people, outside of the (2 or 3) LARGE metropolitan areas.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Everybody complains about CO2, but nobody complains about all
the trees cut down to build Highways and Cities.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair

On 8/22/2017 08:44, dekle@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Based on data from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Missouri is among the top ten states with the most hate groups.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/10-states-with-the-most-hate-groups/ss-AAq4BGR

 

I would like to suggest that we consider finding a friendlier venue for Ozarkcon.

 

Bill

KV6Z

 



Re: OzarkCon venue

Ken Talbott
 

I would suggest that we have TWO conferences next year, both in Missouri. SPLC is greatest hate group in the country. Do your homework.

Ken ke4rg

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:44 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] OzarkCon venue

 

 

Based on data from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Missouri is among the top ten states with the most hate groups.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/10-states-with-the-most-hate-groups/ss-AAq4BGR

 

I would like to suggest that we consider finding a friendlier venue for Ozarkcon.

 

Bill

KV6Z

 


OzarkCon venue

dekle@...
 

Based on data from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Missouri is among the top ten states with the most hate groups.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/10-states-with-the-most-hate-groups/ss-AAq4BGR

 

I would like to suggest that we consider finding a friendlier venue for Ozarkcon.

 

Bill

KV6Z

 


2017 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Log Summaries

Larry Makoski
 

Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt last Sunday.

Even though band conditions were reported to be less than ideal,
I am hoping you had fun, nevertheless.

Please remember that all Log Summaries are due NO LATER than MIdnight of Sunday evening,
September 3rd. You can send them via e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net

All log submissions will be confirmed with a follow up e-mail, so if you make a submission
but don't hear from me, then please try again.

73 de Larry W2LJ
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Manager - Skeeter # 13


Re: Ozark Patrol Radio Kit

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Dave,

It turns out in addition to the two missing caps that C11, a 560 pF cap that changes the band was defective. I measured *all* of the resistors before installing them. It can be difficult to read the color bands. I wonder what ever happened to the clear colors that used to be on those. There were no bad resistors and my best guesses about the colors turned out correct. I have the means to measure small caps directly but it's not quite as simple as the ohmmeter on a DMM. Missing is surely 'defective' but I have rarely ever had a defective cap. So I skipped that. The low frequency range produced no results at all. I could not hear the detector go in and out of oscillation and no signals. I selected a couple of new caps to place in parallel and arrive close to 560 pF, measured them, and replaced C11 with them. So now I have the higher frequency band working 'nicely' and I have 80 meters on the other band. I listened to it for a while last night and after a couple of minutes it settles down (stops drifting) and is useable :) I did not yet connect the computer and sound card to play with fldigi but it seemed like the radio would 'hold still' well enough to do the job.

Using the printed circuit board as the front panel is a nice idea and I liked the way the parts are to be mounted with 'through hole' parts being surface mounted. I have not been a booster of 'simple' radios like the Ozark Patrol but it is not like some of the very poor 'little toy radios' I have used in the distant past. I do like regens. I have that work very well. I might get my *real* fun from the kit by trying to reduce the band coverage to give more comfortable tuning so I can cruise at least the 40 and 80 meter bands. And maybe not. That is the only mod I would even consider. I am not going to convert it to use tubes and after the sight gag photos the glass props (6SN7 and 6C4) will go back in with the spares. The Ozark Patrol will very likely end up with some other ham and at no cost..just what I paid for it :) I sense a freebee at the Cadillac hamfest Michigan QRP Club table next May.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 08/19/2017 06:53 PM, davemrtn wrote:
Bill,
What capacitors were missing ?
---reference to tubes removed---

NA1MH
--
bark less - wag more


Re: Ozark Patrol Radio Kit

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Dave,

One of the 1 uF electrolytics (either C6 or C13) was missing and the little 4.7 pF C9 was missing. I have brand new 1 uF caps and just used one of those. I used a questionable cap at C9 and subsequently replaced it with a new one when I located that cache. Everything else was in good order. When I replaced C9 the regeneration control started working more smoothly. C12 is the 'gimmick cap' of course and so that wasn't there but not considered missing. I have used a 'gimmick cap' in a couple of other projects for coupling and they are pretty reliable. Just don't try to order from Mouser.

I noticed a place on the manual about having missing parts sent but the parts I needed are not expensive and I already have them so I elected to ignore a request for the parts. I really do have the tubes, too, but that is just the continuation of a joke. Some of us think 'just lot of BS' is an ongoing joke ;) I have posted about the tubes before. I will probably post pictures eventually of the Ozark Patrol posing with it's tube compliment peeking over the panel.


The main tuning - aka bandset - covers a range of 7 MHz from 5 to 12 mc on the higher band in just 180 degrees of shaft rotation. It is no surprise the tuning rate is mach 3. Basically the radio works about as expected. I might revisit the tuning section to see if I can get a couple of ham bands with more comfortable tuning. Even so, I have been copying CW, SSB, and AM transmissions and I will probably connect my computer sound card to see if I can copy any of the digital modes. I can with other regens.


I will be trying the receiver on 80 meters tonight.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 08/19/2017 06:53 PM, davemrtn wrote:
Bill,
What capacitors were missing ?
I know there are no tubes in that kit, so missing tubes is just a lot of BS.

NA1MH
--
bark less - wag more


Re: Ozark Patrol Radio Kit

davemrtn
 

Bill, 
 What capacitors were missing ?
I know there are no tubes in that kit, so missing tubes is just a lot of BS.

NA1MH



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Cromwell wrcromwell@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date: 8/19/17 2:57 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark Patrol Radio Kit

 

Hi,

Today I finished assembly of the Ozark Patrol receiver that followed me
home from the Michigan QRP Club picnic. I turned on the power and
nothing popped, cracked, sizzled, or smoked. I was able to receive 10mc
WWV and some 30 meter CW ham signals. I found some broadcast type stuff
too. The radio is pretty touchy and the main tuning is faster than a
speeding bullet. It is like riding a bucking bronco compared to other
radios that are more like riding a pony around the ring at the county fair.

I am going to review the possibility of poor solder joints, misconnected
wiring, etc to make sure something there isn't contributing to the wild
ride. The kit was also missing two caps and all three tubes. I had one
new cap and one old, salvaged cap in my junk boxes to complete the
assembly along with a 6SN7 and a 6C4. That tired old cap might be not up
to it's job. I suspect one of the tubes of being weak or gassy too.
After all of that is addressed I might see what I can do to make the
bronc behave more like the pony. I might mount a reduction drive on the
bandset (main tuning) control to tame the tuning rate and install more
shielding & bracing - but the mechanical stability doesn't seem lacking.
The bandspread feels about right.

I think the kit was well thought out but what do I know. I have only
ever built a couple of other kits and that was a long time ago. At least
it was so simple that even I could do it. Except for those missing caps
and tubes.

73,

Bill KU8H

--
bark less - wag more


Ozark Patrol Radio Kit

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

Today I finished assembly of the Ozark Patrol receiver that followed me home from the Michigan QRP Club picnic. I turned on the power and nothing popped, cracked, sizzled, or smoked. I was able to receive 10mc WWV and some 30 meter CW ham signals. I found some broadcast type stuff too. The radio is pretty touchy and the main tuning is faster than a speeding bullet. It is like riding a bucking bronco compared to other radios that are more like riding a pony around the ring at the county fair.

I am going to review the possibility of poor solder joints, misconnected wiring, etc to make sure something there isn't contributing to the wild ride. The kit was also missing two caps and all three tubes. I had one new cap and one old, salvaged cap in my junk boxes to complete the assembly along with a 6SN7 and a 6C4. That tired old cap might be not up to it's job. I suspect one of the tubes of being weak or gassy too. After all of that is addressed I might see what I can do to make the bronc behave more like the pony. I might mount a reduction drive on the bandset (main tuning) control to tame the tuning rate and install more shielding & bracing - but the mechanical stability doesn't seem lacking. The bandspread feels about right.

I think the kit was well thought out but what do I know. I have only ever built a couple of other kits and that was a long time ago. At least it was so simple that even I could do it. Except for those missing caps and tubes.

73,

Bill KU8H

--
bark less - wag more


Re: IC-PAC Cable

Darryl J Kelly
 

Cable has been spoken for.
Darryl, KK5IB


IC-PAC Cable

Darryl J Kelly
 

Anyone need an IC-PAC cable for Icom radios and LDG AT-PRO 100 II or 200 II Automatic tuners?
First email gets it and I would like a dollar or two for postage.
Darryl, KK5IB



SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Well, I'm only a few hours late this month, not as bad as last month (several days). The winner for August is Bill, KV6Z, with 12 QSO points, followed closely by John K4BAI with 11 points. Chas W2SH came in third with 9 points. We only had 7 entries this month, a few short of my goal of 10+. I don't know what to expect next month. I believe the SSS coincides with the BBB (Big Brutus Bash). Everyone should be home by 7:00 CDT that Sunday, but I don't know how many will be awake and raring to go with the SSS. That may be a good chance for someone else to garner first place for a change. We'll just have to wait and see.

For the year, Bill, KV6Z, is still in the lead. As the months go by, it will be more difficult to catch him, but there's still the monthly winner, who could be anyone.

Bill will receive his August certificate soon, hopefully today, but I need to run some errands and may not have a chance to get his certificate to him until tomorrow. As they say, it's in the mail (hi).

Until next month,

72 de John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: FS crystals - SOLD

Paul Goemans
 

Thanks !
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


FS crystals

Paul Goemans
 

Hi gang,
  I have six crystals that are surplus to my needs. They are new CTS MP series (general purpose) 12.000 MHz,  HC-49/u package, full lead length. How about $6 for them, mailed to a US address?
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: FS: Yaesu FT-817 (not ND) - price lowered

Dan Reynolds
 

The Yaesu has been spoken for.
Thanks.

Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: FS: Yaesu FT-817 (not ND) - price lowered

perleyu@...
 

I would dearly like to have that radio, but on Social Security, it is difficult to have that much money on hand. If you would care to, I could send you money whenever I could get it and you send it when I'd get it paid for.  If not, I understand.  72,  Perley Urquhart, N1YUK

On Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:17:10 -0500, "Dan Reynolds on30ng@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I have a Yaesu FT-817, not the ND model in excellent condition that I'm
wanting to sell.

It has the Kranker knob, the BHI internal DSP module (SSB), 500 KHz XTAL CW
filter and the DL-QRP group MIC compressor (does not modify the stock MIC,
goes inline). Includes a power cable, stock microphone, what stock antennas
I can find, box, manual, etc. No internal battery or charger. Power cable I
include will probably have a fuse holder and power poles.
I also have a USB cable and a USB sound card with a plug on the end for the
FT-817 I'll include (PSK, etc...).

I have used it 99.9% on HF. I think maybe I checked into a local repeater
once or twice with it (UHF & VHF).

I can send pics if you want. I've made received several 5000+ mile
contacts, earning several 1000 miles per watt SSB awards with this rig
(before the sunspots died). On a wired (W3EDP) antenna! I'm not getting out
of ham radio, I purchased a KX3 this year and no longer need the FT-817.

Price is $375 and we'll split the shipping (I want to insure it for the
full value). Or best offer. I am motivated. Make me an offer.

I also have a LDG Z-100 Plus autotuner I would include for a $435 package
price. I added internal AA battery holders in it. It will last a year or
more on AA batteries.

73
Dan -- KB9JLO
https://sites.google.com/site/on30ng/


FS: Yaesu FT-817 (not ND) - price lowered

Dan Reynolds
 

I have a Yaesu FT-817, not the ND model in excellent condition that I'm wanting to sell. 

It has the Kranker knob, the BHI internal DSP module (SSB), 500 KHz XTAL CW filter and the DL-QRP group MIC compressor (does not modify the stock MIC, goes inline). Includes a power cable, stock microphone, what stock antennas I can find, box, manual, etc. No internal battery or charger. Power cable I include will probably have a fuse holder and power poles. 
I also have a USB cable and a USB sound card with a plug on the end for the FT-817 I'll include (PSK, etc...). 

I have used it 99.9% on HF. I think maybe I checked into a local repeater once or twice with it (UHF & VHF). 

I can send pics if you want. I've made received several 5000+ mile contacts, earning several 1000 miles per watt SSB awards with this rig (before the sunspots died). On a wired (W3EDP) antenna! I'm not getting out of ham radio, I purchased a KX3 this year and no longer need the FT-817. 

Price is $375 and we'll split the shipping (I want to insure it for the full value). Or best offer. I am motivated. Make me an offer.

I also have a LDG Z-100 Plus autotuner I would include for a $435 package price. I added internal AA battery holders in it. It will last a year or more on AA batteries. 


Re: Send in your score!

w2sh@...
 

John,


We had overnight company here, so I only sent in my score a few minutes ago.  Didn't see any "Submit" button to hit, and so am guessing that submission perhaps occurred automatically.


Important note re. non-member QSOs:  As mentioned in my soapbox comment, I'm going to request Wayne to send his stock Wayne-o-Gram membership solicitation e-mails to the three non-members I worked.  I'll first gather names and e-mail addresses from QRZ, sending these to Wayne along with pertinent details concerning my QSOs.  I'll cc. you on my message to him with the hope that you'll complement your usual fine attention to SSS matters with a recommendation using your own wording for SSS participants to do likewise.  Obviously, it makes no sense to do this after having worked somebody running a kW (and I think I once did), but last night I worked two five-Watters and one guy running an MFJ Cub at 20W.


72 es a big TU for all you do to energize these SSS sprints.


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 10:44 AM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Send in your score!
 
 

I hope there was a lot of participation in yesterday's SSS and a lot of
QSOs made. Please enter your score on the qrpcontest.com website by
Tuesday night. I'll try to remember to tabulate everything early
Wednesday morning and will let you know how things went last night.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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