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Re: Seasons Greetings

Dale Putnam
 

MERRY CHRISTMASm and HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and everyone.

May the New Year be better for all!


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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



Greetings to all

Everett Catlin
 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I will using my Bayou Jumper this year. The Icom 718 will be turned down to QRP levels for all other bands. Hope to work you all soon.

73
Everett Catlin N5MZX


Seasons Greetings

WA0ITP
 

Merry Christmas and Happy New to all Four Staters everywhere!
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: My new Cricket 80A and an offer...

Walter - K5EST
 

That is real Ham radio, Curt!
Tis the Season! I'm happy someone will join in the Cricket orchestra.

Walter Dufrain - K5EST
Visit the 4 State QRP Group website: www.4SQRP.com







Re: My new Cricket 80A and an offer...

Curt
 

Well that was quick!  Already someone who wanted the 80.  Thanks for the bandwidth and again Merry Christmas.

72 Curt KB5JO (Cricketeer 005)


My new Cricket 80A and an offer...

Curt
 

Just completed the new 80A and it performs very well with whatever crystal.  Using a 9V battery it seems to put out close to 1W.  In my opinion this is quite a value for the price charged.

So, having a "slightly" used 80 on hand with 20 QSOs under it's belt, would like to increase the Cricket population in the wild.  If someone will promise to (1) actually use the radio, and (2) reimburse the $7 priority USPS once received, will send it on it's way after Christmas with a colorburst and a 3.550 tall crystal that works well.

Contact me offline at my QRZ email address, first come/first served.

Merry Christmas, 72 Curt KB5JO (Cricket #005)


Re: psk kits?

Barney
 

send me a pic to barney.jones@... :)


Re: psk kits?

David Beal
 

Hi Barney,

I have a built 20m that is collecting dust if that's of interest. 

Dave
AE6RQ 


NAQCC MilliWat Sprint Wednesday Night

Larry Makoski
 

The December special MilliWatt Sprint is this coming Wednesday evening local time (December 20th,
EST - 8:30-10:30PM, CST - 7:30-9:30PM, MST - 6:30-8:30PM, PST - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Thursday, December 21st, 0130 to 0330Z in all cases.

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

http://naqcc.info/sprint/sprint201712mw.html

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

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 9000+
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.

72/73 de Larry W2LJ
NAQCC #35

Come join us and have a real good time!


Re: Ear Buds Wiring

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Thanks Wayne.

Nice to know sometimes logic prevailes !

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 12/19/2017 14:39, Wayne Dillon wrote:
Pretty much Dave. sometimes the green wire is white but your surmise was quite correct.
Blessings,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:23 PM, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:
I had some ear buds with faulty connections near one of the ears buds itself.
I removed the ear buds, saving the right angle 1/8" stereo plug and the length of wire.
Stripping down the cut ends, one leg had a red and a copper colored wire(s), the other a green and a copper.
While preparing to check continuity I started with the red wire and guessed it would go to the "ring", and the green to the "tip".
And so it was. 
That color coding for the wiring seems logical (thus my initial guess), is it in fact a standard for headset wiring these days ??



--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP




Re: Ear Buds Wiring

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

I must remember for Groups.io in the future, to make sure I have a signature for my message...

The message below was mine.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 12/19/2017 14:23, davemrtn wrote:
I had some ear buds with faulty connections near one of the ears buds itself.
I removed the ear buds, saving the right angle 1/8" stereo plug and the length of wire.
Stripping down the cut ends, one leg had a red and a copper colored wire(s), the other a green and a copper.
While preparing to check continuity I started with the red wire and guessed it would go to the "ring", and the green to the "tip".
And so it was. 
That color coding for the wiring seems logical (thus my initial guess), is it in fact a standard for headset wiring these days ??


Re: Ear Buds Wiring

Wayne Dillon
 

Pretty much Dave. sometimes the green wire is white but your surmise was quite correct.
Blessings,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 2:23 PM, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:
I had some ear buds with faulty connections near one of the ears buds itself.
I removed the ear buds, saving the right angle 1/8" stereo plug and the length of wire.
Stripping down the cut ends, one leg had a red and a copper colored wire(s), the other a green and a copper.
While preparing to check continuity I started with the red wire and guessed it would go to the "ring", and the green to the "tip".
And so it was. 
That color coding for the wiring seems logical (thus my initial guess), is it in fact a standard for headset wiring these days ??




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP



Ear Buds Wiring

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

I had some ear buds with faulty connections near one of the ears buds itself.
I removed the ear buds, saving the right angle 1/8" stereo plug and the length of wire.
Stripping down the cut ends, one leg had a red and a copper colored wire(s), the other a green and a copper.
While preparing to check continuity I started with the red wire and guessed it would go to the "ring", and the green to the "tip".
And so it was. 
That color coding for the wiring seems logical (thus my initial guess), is it in fact a standard for headset wiring these days ??


Using Cricket with Hi-per-mite

Wayne Steury
 

Hi QRPp'ers.

I am assembling my Hi-per-mite audio filter to use with my Cricket 80a. Has anyone used these together? My Cricket seems to transmit better than it receives.  Not sure. 

N9EGT  Wayne


On 12/18/2017 20:55 PM, Brian Crittendon via Groups.Io wrote:
  John,  I added a second 2n7000 at Q2. Same output with 9V as 1  2N7000,  but my receive sensativety went up as well as my audio output. Can't wait to try it with 12V.  Mark/WQ8S

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Re: How to teach a Cricket to ...

Brian Crittendon
 

  John,  I added a second 2n7000 at Q2. Same output with 9V as 1  2N7000,  but my receive sensativety went up as well as my audio output. Can't wait to try it with 12V.  Mark/WQ8S


psk kits?

Barney
 

Anyone have an unbuilt small wonder psk kit?

I could use any of the bands, but probably prefer 20, 30, or 40.


Re: HAs anyone heard Woody and Tim on the ountain

Paul Smith
 

I listened and nada. Tnx guys

de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 12:07 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] HAs anyone heard Woody and Tim on the ountain
 
I operated 40 and 20 SSB. Woody worked 40, 30, 20, and 17 CW although I think 17 was a total bust for him. I did put both Gary and Martha in the log from both Taum Sauk Mountain and Knob Lick Mountain. Got them on 40 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon.

40 must have been long in the morning. I worked very few close in stations. WD9IDS here at home in Springfield (125 miles or so?) worked me early on 40 but it was a but of a struggle.

We had a great day. It was sunny all day with some winds but the temperature made it up to 56F by the afternoon and it was very pleasant. There was a lot of interference on Taum Sauk. There are a lot of towers up there. Knob Lick was much nicer operating and is a beautiful spot. We plan to go back there again sometime. It's an easy drive-up summit with about a 75 foot walk to the outcropping of rocks, picnic tables, and benches. If you are reasonably close it's a great spot for a day in the field maybe an hour S/SW of St. Louis.

Many thanks to everyone who worked or tried to work us. It was a fun day of discharging the radio batteries and recharging the operators batteries!

Tim / N9PUZ

On 12/16/2017 11:43 AM, Paul Smith wrote:
I sure would like to hear them


Re: HAs anyone heard Woody and Tim on the ountain

WA0ITP
 

"It was a fun day of discharging the radio batteries and recharging the operators batteries!" 

Now there's a great line and a perfect description of /P ops.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/17/2017 6:07 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:

I operated 40 and 20 SSB. Woody worked 40, 30, 20, and 17 CW although I think 17 was a total bust for him. I did put both Gary and Martha in the log from both Taum Sauk Mountain and Knob Lick Mountain. Got them on 40 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon.

40 must have been long in the morning. I worked very few close in stations. WD9IDS here at home in Springfield (125 miles or so?) worked me early on 40 but it was a but of a struggle.

We had a great day. It was sunny all day with some winds but the temperature made it up to 56F by the afternoon and it was very pleasant. There was a lot of interference on Taum Sauk. There are a lot of towers up there. Knob Lick was much nicer operating and is a beautiful spot. We plan to go back there again sometime. It's an easy drive-up summit with about a 75 foot walk to the outcropping of rocks, picnic tables, and benches. If you are reasonably close it's a great spot for a day in the field maybe an hour S/SW of St. Louis.

Many thanks to everyone who worked or tried to work us. It was a fun day of discharging the radio batteries and recharging the operators batteries!

Tim / N9PUZ

On 12/16/2017 11:43 AM, Paul Smith wrote:
I sure would like to hear them


Re: HAs anyone heard Woody and Tim on the ountain

Tim N9PUZ
 

I operated 40 and 20 SSB. Woody worked 40, 30, 20, and 17 CW although I think 17 was a total bust for him. I did put both Gary and Martha in the log from both Taum Sauk Mountain and Knob Lick Mountain. Got them on 40 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon.

40 must have been long in the morning. I worked very few close in stations. WD9IDS here at home in Springfield (125 miles or so?) worked me early on 40 but it was a but of a struggle.

We had a great day. It was sunny all day with some winds but the temperature made it up to 56F by the afternoon and it was very pleasant. There was a lot of interference on Taum Sauk. There are a lot of towers up there. Knob Lick was much nicer operating and is a beautiful spot. We plan to go back there again sometime. It's an easy drive-up summit with about a 75 foot walk to the outcropping of rocks, picnic tables, and benches. If you are reasonably close it's a great spot for a day in the field maybe an hour S/SW of St. Louis.

Many thanks to everyone who worked or tried to work us. It was a fun day of discharging the radio batteries and recharging the operators batteries!

Tim / N9PUZ

On 12/16/2017 11:43 AM, Paul Smith wrote:
I sure would like to hear them
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Re: Cricket and ez keyer

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

WELL NUTS I GAVE MY OTHER BUG AWAY.HI HI    GOT ONE COMING   I DID NOT NO THAT   I THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE GOOSE  AND GOOSES  

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Jim, you needs TWO Crickets........as Terry - WAoITP and I found out....

A group of crickets is called an orchestra.

LOL.......yeah I had to Google it :-)

http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_group_of_crickets_called

Walter Dufrain - K5EST
Visit the 4 State QRP Group website: www.4SQRP.com







On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM, JAMES DAVIDSON <jijvd74@...> wrote:
  THANKS wish i had  the  smaller one that would be the cats meow hi hi . might just put this one on the tt 1340 . only prob there is darn rca key plug   but that can be done with some wallydobing   heck hate to drill holes for push buttons  .bulit it in 1976 maybe just out board .  got  the big one on my817  nice rig . wife is already looking
 for the plays at ozark   we seen Moses last time. was really good camels ,big camels had 3 big camels rite next to me   real camels  dud!  hi hi . got to love this stuff  73   JIM KC0DD  #187

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:21 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
GM Jim,

The Cricket (both versions) work very well with an external keyer, and there is a keyer jack option. I use one of my EZKeyer III's, my favorite stand alone keyer.

If you leave off the straight key on your 80a, there appears to be room on the RH side of the board for the II-i keyer.  But some of the II-i will have to hang over the edge of he board to prevent interference with the battery.

Much better to build the keyer jack option on the Cricket and plug your II-i in there.  GL and give me a shout for a Cricket to Cricket QSO.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/16/2017 9:39 PM, JAMES DAVIDSON wrote:
WANTED TO BUILD SOMETHING  .got it done now has any one tried to put it in  a cricket . got the new one coming 80a.!  looks like would be a small package. just wondering ?   .this group is always doing something with the 4state kits   hi hi !    ideas welcome    JIM  KC0DD