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Re: Test

Johnny AC0BQ
 

You got it Scotty!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Scotty Long <nu0s@...> wrote:
 

test e mail hope this one works...
 
Scotty/NU0S/4SQRP



Re: Elecraft at OzarkCon!

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Jim,
It sounds like you all will be displaying your own equipment ??? Is that right ?

It also sounds like the only thing to be on display will be a couple of flavors of K3.

I have a K1 with 4 band card and internal automatic tuner & internal battery pack, and a T1 QRP tuner if you would be interested to display them for people to see also ??

On 02/12/2013 07:57 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
4 Staters,
As Terry said, myself and most likely N5LXW will have Elecraft equipment there for demonstration. We're not Elecraft employees, simply volunteering to demo our personal equipment and since we aren't employees, will not be able to take orders if anyone wanted to purchase something. Sales literature with price lists will be available for handout and anyone wanting to order something can easily do so over the internet with a laptop, tablet or smart phone.
Equipment currently planned for the demo's will be the QRP KX3, the K3 (can be turned down to 100 milliwatts), the P3 panadapter, the XG3 synthesized signal generator. Also will have the Pignology "Pigtail" wi-fi remote RS-232 interface between the KX3 and my iPad4 for control and logging. If N5LXW doesn't get hammered by his employer (he's the IT rep for a very major medical imaging firm) and called away that weekend, he's planning on assisting me with his K3 and P3 as well. We'll both have portable (PAC-12 or derivative) antennas.
We both have the newest firmware in the P3 Panadapter/Spectrum Analyzer to allow for use of an external monitor (I'll have one there) to display the spectrum along with the text from the CW/RTTY/PSK31 decoder in the K3. I have a wireless keyboard interfaced to my P3 to allow for CW, RTTY and PSK31 transmit from the keyboard without the need for a computer using the optional SVGA interface in the P3.
The KX3 can also send and receive RTTY and PSK31 by using the built in CW keyer. The radio translates your paddle inputs to either RTTY or PSK31 depending on mode selected and displays the decoded signals on the main LCD or, in the case of the Pignology company's "Pigtail" interface and a smart phone or iPad, CW, RTTY and PSK31 can be sent and received using the iPad's on screen keyboard or an external bluetooth keyboard. (Both will be demonstrated). The XG3 synthesized signal generator is factory calibrated to output precision signal levels of 1 microvolt (-107 dBm), 50 microvolts (-73 dBm), -33 dBm and 0 dBm. There is a preset frequency on each band, 160 through 2 meters programmed into it as it comes from the factory. There is a free utility program available on Elecraft's website that allows complete programming of the XG3 through an RS-232 interface. It also has some neat features made available through the firmware programmers ingenuity. It has 2 on board memories that can be programmed for multiple timed and output level functions. Memory 1 has the ability to transmit a short message in 45 baud (60WPM) RTTY or if you like, in CW at any speed from 5 to 99 wpm. Commands to set frequency, power level (within the 4 calibrated levels), number of repeats, etc can be programmed into Mem 1 via the computer interface. Runs on a 9 volt battery and fits in a shirt pocket.
Make sure you come to OzarkCon 2013 if you'd like some hands-on time with newest additions to the Elecraft line of equipment. Antennas will be connected and if it's possible to get and radiate a signal from within the room set up for the Vendor / Flea Market exhibits, live, on-the-air demo's will be ongoing.
Jim Sheldon - W0EB
4SQRP #44



Elecraft will have a presence at OzarkCon this year!

Jim Sheldon W0EB and another rep will have 2 tables set up with
lots of equipment. They won't actually taking orders, but will
demonstrate some of the equipment, answer questions and hand out
sales literature. However if you, or the guy standing next to you,
has a smartphone you can place an order right from the tables via
the internet.

Another good reason to come to OzarkCon on April 5 and 6. Cu there!

72 Terry WAØITP
--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Liberals want "Freedom of Choice" for Abortion (to kill a baby), but would deny us the same "Freedom of Choice" to defend ourselves.


Test

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

test e mail hope this one works...
 
Scotty/NU0S/4SQRP


Re: Elecraft at OzarkCon!

Jim Sheldon
 

4 Staters,
 
As Terry said, myself and most likely N5LXW will have Elecraft equipment there for demonstration.  We're not Elecraft employees, simply volunteering to demo our personal equipment and since we aren't employees, will not be able to take orders if anyone wanted to purchase something.  Sales literature with price lists will be available for handout and anyone wanting to order something can easily do so over the internet with a laptop, tablet or smart phone.  
 
Equipment currently planned for the demo's will be the QRP KX3, the K3 (can be turned down to 100 milliwatts), the P3 panadapter, the XG3 synthesized signal generator.  Also will have the Pignology "Pigtail" wi-fi remote RS-232 interface between the KX3 and my iPad4 for control and logging.  If N5LXW doesn't get hammered by his employer (he's the IT rep for a very major medical imaging firm) and called away that weekend, he's planning on assisting me with his K3 and P3 as well.  We'll both have portable (PAC-12 or derivative) antennas.  
 
We both have the newest firmware in the P3 Panadapter/Spectrum Analyzer to allow for use of an external monitor (I'll have one there)  to display the spectrum along with the text from the CW/RTTY/PSK31 decoder in the K3.  I have a wireless keyboard interfaced to my P3 to allow for CW, RTTY and PSK31 transmit from the keyboard without the need for a computer using the optional SVGA interface in the P3.
 
The KX3 can also send and receive RTTY and PSK31 by using the built in CW keyer.  The radio translates your paddle inputs to either RTTY or PSK31 depending on mode selected and displays the decoded signals on the main LCD or, in the case of the Pignology company's "Pigtail" interface and a smart phone or iPad, CW, RTTY and PSK31 can be sent and received using the iPad's on screen keyboard or an external bluetooth keyboard.  (Both will be demonstrated).  The XG3 synthesized signal generator is factory calibrated to output precision signal levels of 1 microvolt (-107 dBm), 50 microvolts (-73 dBm), -33 dBm and 0 dBm.  There is a preset frequency on each band, 160 through 2 meters programmed into it as it comes from the factory.  There is a free utility program available on Elecraft's website that allows complete programming of the XG3 through an RS-232 interface.  It also has some neat features made available through the firmware programmers ingenuity.  It has 2 on board memories that can be programmed for multiple timed and output level functions.  Memory 1 has the ability to transmit a short message in 45 baud (60WPM) RTTY or if you like, in CW at any speed from 5 to 99 wpm.  Commands to set frequency, power level (within the 4 calibrated levels), number of repeats, etc can be programmed into Mem 1 via the computer interface.  Runs on a 9 volt battery and fits in a shirt pocket.
 
Make sure you come to OzarkCon 2013 if you'd like some hands-on time with newest additions to the Elecraft line of equipment.  Antennas will be connected and if it's possible to get and radiate a signal from within the room set up for the Vendor / Flea Market exhibits, live, on-the-air demo's will be ongoing.
 
Jim Sheldon - W0EB
4SQRP #44


 
>
> Elecraft will have a presence at OzarkCon this year!
>
> Jim Sheldon W0EB and another rep will have 2 tables set up with
> lots of equipment.   They won't actually taking orders, but will
> demonstrate some of the equipment, answer questions and hand out
> sales literature. However if you, or the guy standing next to you,
> has a smartphone you can place an order right from the tables via
> the internet.
>
> Another good reason to come to OzarkCon on April 5 and 6.  Cu there!
>
> 72 Terry WAØITP
 


Check in

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group:
Looks like I made the cut over!
Thanks Don for all of you efforts to keep our QRP chatter moving, I am sure yahoo will be ok for us, works well with several other groups!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Change Made

Dan Reynolds
 

I'm here.

Looking forward to Ozarkcon. I'm really excited.

I'm sure you'll have to lock down this list. Yahoo lists are routinely spammed and cross posted with spam. But that's okay. Every list will get spammed. There is no such thing as a spam free list.

It's nice to have the file and photo repository.
73
Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: Change Made

John Taylor <k0qh@...>
 

Made the change also. Long time Yahoo user and don't have any bad stories to relate. I also think it will be a big help to be able to post pictures etc. to the group.
Tnx for the change.
 
John Taylor,K0QH
PB #174
SLQS
4SQRP
www.stgdxcc.webs.com



From: w5cov
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tue, February 12, 2013 5:37:16 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Change Made

 

Made the change and I have owned and used Yahoo groups for years and don't have even one horror story to share .
I like the ability to be able to post photos .

THANKS DON !!

Charlie , W5COV

LowFER Beacon , CV , 185.298.4 kHz , QRSS60 , 24/7 , EM26ex


Yaaaa-hoooo! WA5BDU is QRV

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I think. This is a test message.

Count me as another "don't care" regarding the switch. I'm in 34 Yahoo groups. None have tried to steal my soul or sell my kidneys yet, to my knowledge. I don't get an abundance of spam, but that's probably just because Gmail and Suddenlink have really good spam filters.

Back to haywiring a DDS onto my HW-16.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: Change Made

W0IIT
 

Don,

Let me add my thanks to you for your years of dedicated service to the club!!

Like others, Yahoo has served me for years with nary a problem and I look forward to the list being on Yahoo!!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS


Change Made

Charlie Vest
 

Made the change and I have owned and used Yahoo groups for years and don't have even one horror story to share .
I like the ability to be able to post photos .

THANKS DON !!

Charlie , W5COV

LowFER Beacon , CV , 185.298.4 kHz , QRSS60 , 24/7 , EM26ex


"reply to sender"

Sam Binkley <zut1369@...>
 

Sorry for not paying attention to the "To:" line.  Will have to get used to the yahoo protocol.

72,
Sam, AL7V


John / W5CYF checking in

W5CYF
 

Testing to see if request to join was successful.

73
John/W5CYF


Re: Gary/W5REJ here

Sam Binkley <zut1369@...>
 

Hi Gary!

Hope all is well with you.  We're doing great here in the "frozen wasteland of the north"  ha ha.  I'm still following the 4SQRP group, lots of good stuff there.  I wish I could make it to Branson for the hamfest.  We might make it to OKC this fall, I'll let you know if/when we know the dates and hopefully we can get together.  We live in an apartment building and the antenna situation is not great but our landlord is very understanding about ham radio and even helped me get an outside antenna up in trees behind the building.  We have an active club here, I've been busy teaching classes for Tech and now General.  Keeps me out of trouble most of the time :)  Take care.

73,
Sam Binkley,  AL7V



From: gary_w5rej
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:34 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Gary/W5REJ here

 
Greetings all,

Just checking to make sure I have successfully joined the group.

Don, I sent you an email.

72/73,

Gary/W5REJ
Edmond, OK




Change is not always good, but it is inevitable!

hankdean120
 

In regards to the move to 4sqrp@..., change may not always be good, but it is inevitable. In most cases even if it is not successful, something good will come out of it.

As we get older, it becomes increasingly harder to accept change. Amateur Radio is at the cutting edge of technology and it's changing and evolving every single day.

You don't like change, OK let's trade these transistorized rice boxes in and go back to spark gap and smoke signals. Hi Hi Don't stop there let's go all the way back to where we had to chase and kill our food rather ride down to the local grocery.......Hi Hi

Ok fellows, let's make the change to this new yahoo.com group and get on about the business of Ham radio. Change is what ham radio is all about. Don't believe me, see you in "Dayton 2013"

72/73 cul
Hank
KU8S


Re: NS-40

N8VCL
 

I do not know.  I did read somewhere that care should be taken when mounting it because you don't want anything messing with the etched coils.

There's an NS-40 email group you can join by sending an email to ns-40-subscribe@... .
 
Scott


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Steve Long <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 

Scott
 
Tnx, ur info helps. I guess I blew mine some how when I changed the xtal.
 
Do u know if anyone has mounted the NS-40 in an Aluminum enclosure?
 
tnx  steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL <scott.n8vcl@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
Looking at the component side, pins from left to right:
Q1: 1.8V, 13.8V, 1.8V
Q2: 13.8V, 2.78V, 1.8V
 
Hope that helps.
73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Steve Long <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Scott
 
Yes, I mean the mosfets. I appreciate ur help!
 
73's
 
steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL <scott.n8vcl@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
by "Active Devices" do you mean the transistors?I can measure that for you when I get home, if no one else answers.73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM, k4mmg2009 <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Can anyone provide me with the voltage levels @ each of the two active devices leads? In the stand-by mode. tnx & 73's steve/k4mmg
--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084
--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084




--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)
SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084


Re: NS-40

k4mmg2009
 

Scott
 
Tnx, ur info helps. I guess I blew mine some how when I changed the xtal.
 
Do u know if anyone has mounted the NS-40 in an Aluminum enclosure?
 
tnx  steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
Looking at the component side, pins from left to right:
Q1: 1.8V, 13.8V, 1.8V
Q2: 13.8V, 2.78V, 1.8V
 
Hope that helps.
73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Steve Long <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Scott
 
Yes, I mean the mosfets. I appreciate ur help!
 
73's
 
steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL <scott.n8vcl@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
by "Active Devices" do you mean the transistors?I can measure that for you when I get home, if no one else answers.73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM, k4mmg2009 <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Can anyone provide me with the voltage levels @ each of the two active devices leads? In the stand-by mode. tnx & 73's steve/k4mmg
--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084
--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084


Re: NS-40

N8VCL
 

Looking at the component side, pins from left to right:
Q1: 1.8V, 13.8V, 1.8V
Q2: 13.8V, 2.78V, 1.8V
 
Hope that helps.
73
Scott


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Steve Long <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 

Scott
 
Yes, I mean the mosfets. I appreciate ur help!
 
73's
 
steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL <scott.n8vcl@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
by "Active Devices" do you mean the transistors?I can measure that for you when I get home, if no one else answers.73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM, k4mmg2009 <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Can anyone provide me with the voltage levels @ each of the two active devices leads? In the stand-by mode.

tnx & 73's

steve/k4mmg

--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084




--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)
SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084


Re: some reservations.....

Bill Cromwell
 

On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 13:51 -0800, Gust Kegelaers wrote:

Jezus, 50 turns of wire on a plastic tube, amazing.
I've been messing with wires all my life Roy but at least they were
hanging outdoors!!


--
Gust Kegelaers
ON6KE
If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!

Heh,

When I moved to this QTH a while back I put up some speaker wire in a
horizontal loop inside my attached garage. It's about nine and a half
feet above the floor and goes all the way around where the walls and
ceiling meet. It's fed in one corner immediately above radio station
through a Johnson Matchbox (275 watt version). It was a temporary
antenna but it works too well on 40 through 10 meters to take it down!

When the propagation fairies are feeling playful a wet noodle will get
the job done.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: some reservations.....

Gust Kegelaers
 

Jezus, 50 turns of wire on a plastic tube, amazing.
I've been messing with wires all my life Roy but at least they were hanging outdoors!!


 
--
Gust Kegelaers
ON6KE

If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!

http://www.qrz.com/db/ON6KE


From: Roy
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:42 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] some reservations.....

 

Yahoo seems to be easy for hackers to get into, so that is
why I am a bit uneasy about changing. Seems that I frequently
see that a person's email address book is raided and used for
SPAM. I assume it hasn't happened to me as I've never received
a complaint about it.

I worked a European CW station this week who was proudly
running 800 watts. When he asked my power, I told him:
"five." He said: "Five hundred?" I told him: "No, five."
"Oh," he said, "fifty can make it across the water
sometimes but it' not reliable."

I didn't bother to tell him that the landlord found my
wire antenna running through the garage at my apartment
house and removed it. Since then I've been using the
shield of the remaining coax and tuning it against 50 turns of
wire on a plastic tube on the floor of my media room.

Roy AC9DN

(was KV8KV, and before that, KEØUQ)




Re: NS-40

k4mmg2009
 

Scott
 
Yes, I mean the mosfets. I appreciate ur help!
 
73's
 
steve/k4mmg

From: N8VCL
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] NS-40
 
by "Active Devices" do you mean the transistors?I can measure that for you when I get home, if no one else answers.73
Scott
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM, k4mmg2009 <k4mmg2009@...> wrote:
 
Can anyone provide me with the voltage levels @ each of the two active devices leads? In the stand-by mode.

tnx & 73's

steve/k4mmg

--
FP #930 / Pig Rig #118 (unbuilt)SKCC #3083
4SQRP #558
OMISS #5084