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Cracked a Barrier

WA0ITP
 

We just cracked the 1500 membership barrier.  Yea !!  

A big thank you and congratulations to our membership chairman Wayne and everyone else who helped. The designers, kitters, the officers and BOD, kit chairman, and builders.  2017 was a great year for us, and here's hoping for continued growth in 2018. - the groundwork has been laid.


Re: Broadcast band Interference Filter for Cricket 80A

Dennis Gaskill
 

Here in Augusta Kansas we are about 20 mi from Wichita .
The Cricket picked up a loud CW station (Country and Western )  and the digital band quite handily .
After digging out the old MFJ-971 Tuner all was well .
Not perfect, but the Cowboys and Cowgirls were gone  .

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year

Dennis KC0IFQ


Frank's Cricket Page on QRZ.com

WA0ITP
 

Wow!!! Bill is absolutely correct, Frnks bio is a must read.  Frank's bio is a fabulous Cricket endorsement, please check it out.  He details his thoughts about building and using the Cricket, and the enjoyment that he's had with it.  He also mentions the Bayou Jumper, and the Soup'r Uper.  He has lost his heart to the Cricket, and you will too. 

Did you  know that the the Cricket has a green cousin, the Katydid? 

On December 26, 2017 at 144 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Frank (KD5ALD) has earned his Cricketeer Certificate and is the first to represent Louisiana.
He is now Cricketeer #008.  (His Qrz.com biography is a MUST READ.)

The single-digit certificate numbers are going fast.


73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, and Crickets

Curt
 

Congratulations Frank!  My cricket had QSO with Frank's Dec 20, 2017, he said that was first QSO for his Cricket.  So less than a week.  Took me 2 months to make 10 QSOs.  QRPp WAS on 80M can't be far behind!

72, Curt KB5JO Cricketeer # 005


Re: Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, and Crickets

 

WOW,nice going Frank. Beautiful certificate. 72
Bob AF2DX

From: "dekle" <dekle@...>
Sender: 4SQRP@groups.io
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:44:51 -0800
To: <4SQRP@groups.io>
ReplyTo: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, and Crickets

Frank (KD5ALD) has earned his Cricketeer Certificate and is the first to represent Louisiana.
He is now Cricketeer #008.  (His Qrz.com biography is a MUST READ.)

The single-digit certificate numbers are going fast.


73
Bill
KV6Z


Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, and Crickets

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Frank (KD5ALD) has earned his Cricketeer Certificate and is the first to represent Louisiana.
He is now Cricketeer #008.  (His Qrz.com biography is a MUST READ.)

The single-digit certificate numbers are going fast.


73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: New Cricket 80A first QSO

WA0ITP
 

Congrats Frank, and also to Curt.

On December 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:

I worked this fella :)
My very first Cricket QSO !
A cricket to Cricket QSL :)
73 Curt KB5JO 
                  And 73 to Everyone else :)
                                                                    de Frank  kd5ald       


Re: New Cricket 80A first QSO

Frank Artieta
 

I worked this fella :)
My very first Cricket QSO !
A cricket to Cricket QSL :)
73 Curt KB5JO 
                  And 73 to Everyone else :)
                                                                    de Frank  kd5ald       


Re: New Cricket 80A first QSO

WA0ITP
 

Congrats Curt!

On December 26, 2017 at 3:28 PM Curt <rhulett1@...> wrote:

I am personally finding these Crickets to be a "hoot", of course have always been a fan of minimalist QRPp rigs.  Just had my first QSO with the 80A after 20 with the predecessor. WR5U in LA, about 220 miles from here answered my QSO this afternoon at 2100z.  He mentioned having ordered one, so look forward to a 2xCricket QSO in the near future with him.  Am usually not operating after about 2330, which makes 80M a bit of a challenge, but 1W on 80M with a dipole is probably a challenge at any time of day.

Hope to hear more chirps as winter progresses, will be trying for K3Y/? contacts using this little bug(ger), have crystals for lot of frequencies on 80M and now with the 80A they will work.

72, Curt KB5JO


New Cricket 80A first QSO

Curt
 

I am personally finding these Crickets to be a "hoot", of course have always been a fan of minimalist QRPp rigs.  Just had my first QSO with the 80A after 20 with the predecessor. WR5U in LA, about 220 miles from here answered my QSO this afternoon at 2100z.  He mentioned having ordered one, so look forward to a 2xCricket QSO in the near future with him.  Am usually not operating after about 2330, which makes 80M a bit of a challenge, but 1W on 80M with a dipole is probably a challenge at any time of day.

Hope to hear more chirps as winter progresses, will be trying for K3Y/? contacts using this little bug(ger), have crystals for lot of frequencies on 80M and now with the 80A they will work.

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: Broadcast band Interference Filter for Cricket 80A

WA0ITP
 

GM Byan,

This is a great little filter circuit, glad you found it on Rex's web site. It's been my goto hipass for many years. I first saw it in the original Rockmite's group files, it was posted by NE4LS. There is a similar design in the '86 (?) Handbook, #60 I think. I live close to two kilowatt bcb stations and have needed a hipass filter on every dc receiver I've ever built. This is the one I've used.

Thanks for posting

On December 26, 2017 at 8:07 AM Bryan Nehl <k0emt@...> wrote:

In this video I demonstrate a 4SQRP Cricket 80A picking up a nearby AM broadcast station. By adding a filtering circuit, the broadcast station interference (BCI) can be greatly reduced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODTVDoc8Ya8&feature=youtu.be
I built my filter based on this schematic included with the kit here: http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI
  

72 de Bryan k0emt


Broadcast band Interference Filter for Cricket 80A

Bryan Nehl
 

In this video I demonstrate a 4SQRP Cricket 80A picking up a nearby AM broadcast station. By adding a filtering circuit, the broadcast station interference (BCI) can be greatly reduced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODTVDoc8Ya8&feature=youtu.be
I built my filter based on this schematic included with the kit here: http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI
  

72 de Bryan k0emt


From Bob AF2DX

 

Hi QRP'ers. Just want to wish every one a very. MERRY CHRISTMAS. ------------------------ Still banging out CW on my SST-20 and my vintage MFJ CW rigs with 68 foot end fed. 72/73
Bob AF2DX


Merry Christmas

Wayne Steury
 

I also wish everyone a very happy 😃 Christmas and prosperous new year. May your QRP contacts be many!  

N9EGT Wayne. Cricket & Bayou Jumper 

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 22, 2017, at 11:32 PM, Everett Catlin via Groups.Io <everettcatlin@...> wrote:

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank everyone who has come to my aid and Elmered me with my problems. You are very much appreciated. I love my Bayou Jumper and hope to make many contacts in 2018.

73
Everett Catlin
N5MZX



Merry Christmas

Everett Catlin
 

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank everyone who has come to my aid and Elmered me with my problems. You are very much appreciated. I love my Bayou Jumper and hope to make many contacts in 2018.

73
Everett Catlin
N5MZX



Re: FS Weber Tribander

WA0ITP
 

Wow that was fast!   The Tribander has been sold pending receipt of funds.

Thanks for the bandwidth.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/22/2017 1:21 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

GA all,

I'm making room for more rigs and wish to sell my Tribander (80M, 40M, 30M) transceiver.  Four Staters get the first crack at it.  It's a FB rig for all portable ops, or on the bench at home. Being small and lightweight, it is especially suited to SOTA ops.  It has many nice operating features, including the 3 bands as well as a digital display, a menu full of options, built in keyer, and a Power Pole connector.

This one came from Paul Smith, N0NBD, and the enclosure was last opened by Steve Weber when he performed an alignment for Paul.  Pacific Antennas still sells the kit, for more info  Click here for their web page. Cosmetically it's a 9 out of 10, just a few minor very smudges

I have made several QSOs with it and it performs quite well - sensitive and selective receiver, and a solid 4W output power.  Paul made many QSOs with it as well, and only sold it to me to make room for his KX2.

Asking $225 and will guarantee it 100%  If you aren't happy with it after a coupla days, return it in good condx and I'll refund the full price.   Paypal "Send Money" option preferred.  

Thanks for considering.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: FS Weber Tribander

Dale Putnam
 

and it is a winner.. with a 9v battery too. Used one in the NA QP on 9v for a section win. 


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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:21 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] FS Weber Tribander
 
GA all,

I'm making room for more rigs and wish to sell my Tribander (80M, 40M, 30M) transceiver.  Four Staters get the first crack at it.  It's a FB rig for all portable ops, or on the bench at home. Being small and lightweight, it is especially suited to SOTA ops.  It has many nice operating features, including the 3 bands as well as a digital display, a menu full of options, built in keyer, and a Power Pole connector.

This one came from Paul Smith, N0NBD, and the enclosure was last opened by Steve Weber when he performed an alignment for Paul.  Pacific Antennas still sells the kit, for more info  Click here for their web page. Cosmetically it's a 9 out of 10, just a few minor very smudges

I have made several QSOs with it and it performs quite well - sensitive and selective receiver, and a solid 4W output power.  Paul made many QSOs with it as well, and only sold it to me to make room for his KX2.

Asking $225 and will guarantee it 100%  If you aren't happy with it after a coupla days, return it in good condx and I'll refund the full price.   Paypal "Send Money" option preferred.  

Thanks for considering.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


FS Weber Tribander

WA0ITP
 

GA all,

I'm making room for more rigs and wish to sell my Tribander (80M, 40M, 30M) transceiver.  Four Staters get the first crack at it.  It's a FB rig for all portable ops, or on the bench at home. Being small and lightweight, it is especially suited to SOTA ops.  It has many nice operating features, including the 3 bands as well as a digital display, a menu full of options, built in keyer, and a Power Pole connector.

This one came from Paul Smith, N0NBD, and the enclosure was last opened by Steve Weber when he performed an alignment for Paul.  Pacific Antennas still sells the kit, for more info  Click here for their web page. Cosmetically it's a 9 out of 10, just a few minor very smudges

I have made several QSOs with it and it performs quite well - sensitive and selective receiver, and a solid 4W output power.  Paul made many QSOs with it as well, and only sold it to me to make room for his KX2.

Asking $225 and will guarantee it 100%  If you aren't happy with it after a coupla days, return it in good condx and I'll refund the full price.   Paypal "Send Money" option preferred.  

Thanks for considering.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Seasons Greetings

Robert
 

Merry Christmas from
from Bert and Sharon
and may God watch over
all of us as we travel
to and from our family
celebrations

72's N0YJ

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:32 AM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Merry Christmas and Happy New QRP Year to everyone in the 4SQRP Nation.

If Santa had a Cricket beacon on the sleigh......betcha we could track him :-)

Joy Dufrain - NQ5R
Walter Dufrain - K5EST

4 State Group website: www.4SQRP.com



   



Re: Seasons Greetings

Walter - K5EST
 

Merry Christmas and Happy New QRP Year to everyone in the 4SQRP Nation.

If Santa had a Cricket beacon on the sleigh......betcha we could track him :-)

Joy Dufrain - NQ5R
Walter Dufrain - K5EST

4 State Group website: www.4SQRP.com



   

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