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Re: FWIW - Rubber Feet

Jim Sheldon
 

It's Harbor Freight item #98858 12 X 12 inch self-adhesive rubber safety mat with tread surface 

Found it on www.harborfreight.com and search on 98858.

Jim, W0EB

On Jan 2, 2018, at 5:08 PM, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 11:39 am, Gandalf The Gray wrote:
wb1hga
We have a hobby and craft store (Hobby Lobby) here, but it does NOT have anything like this sheet of rubber I found at Harbor Freight.


Re: FWIW - Rubber Feet

davemrtn
 

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 11:39 am, Gandalf The Gray wrote:
wb1hga
We have a hobby and craft store (Hobby Lobby) here, but it does NOT have anything like this sheet of rubber I found at Harbor Freight.


Re: FWIW - Rubber Feet

Jeff Peters <k9jp.radio@...>
 

Thanks for the Great Tip David!

I will purchase a sheet or two over the next few days.  I have a few items here that need that same type of solution.

73, Jeff - K9JP

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:
I am putting an older 2M Xcvr to task in my shack and needed some rubber feet on bottom, mostly to make sure the heatsink wasn't resting flush against the shelf.
I couldn't find any in my bin(s) so I intended to look at walmart while there yesterday.
I stopped by Harbor Freight yesterday to grab a couple of storage containers (with dividers making 24 compartments).
While at Harbor Freight, perused all the isles before going to the checkout, and found 12" X 12" rubber sheets (adhesive backed) with a diamond (tread plate) pattern on the non-adhesive side, thinking this will make a great "rubber foot" for that radio and with the diamond pattern I expect it will have a good grip on the shelf and not move around when I push buttons on the radio.
Cut out a piece (3" X 5.5") to fit the bottom cover of the radio, and notches to allow access for cover screws etc.
Cleaned the bottom cover with acetone, then applied the Diamond pattern Rubber cutout.
It works great! 
Might not be suitable for really small things, like Altoid boxes, but you might want to give it a consideration for other applications when you don't want stuff moving around on your desk top and you don't want to bolt it down.

David - NA1MH




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Re: FWIW - Rubber Feet

Gandalf The Gray <ronhogrider92@...>
 

Also consider hobby and craft stores.

Ron wb1hga

On Jan 2, 2018, at 2:11 PM, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:

I am putting an older 2M Xcvr to task in my shack and needed some rubber feet on bottom, mostly to make sure the heatsink wasn't resting flush against the shelf.
I couldn't find any in my bin(s) so I intended to look at walmart while there yesterday.
I stopped by Harbor Freight yesterday to grab a couple of storage containers (with dividers making 24 compartments).
While at Harbor Freight, perused all the isles before going to the checkout, and found 12" X 12" rubber sheets (adhesive backed) with a diamond (tread plate) pattern on the non-adhesive side, thinking this will make a great "rubber foot" for that radio and with the diamond pattern I expect it will have a good grip on the shelf and not move around when I push buttons on the radio.
Cut out a piece (3" X 5.5") to fit the bottom cover of the radio, and notches to allow access for cover screws etc.
Cleaned the bottom cover with acetone, then applied the Diamond pattern Rubber cutout.
It works great! 
Might not be suitable for really small things, like Altoid boxes, but you might want to give it a consideration for other applications when you don't want stuff moving around on your desk top and you don't want to bolt it down.

David - NA1MH


FWIW - Rubber Feet

davemrtn
 

I am putting an older 2M Xcvr to task in my shack and needed some rubber feet on bottom, mostly to make sure the heatsink wasn't resting flush against the shelf.
I couldn't find any in my bin(s) so I intended to look at walmart while there yesterday.
I stopped by Harbor Freight yesterday to grab a couple of storage containers (with dividers making 24 compartments).
While at Harbor Freight, perused all the isles before going to the checkout, and found 12" X 12" rubber sheets (adhesive backed) with a diamond (tread plate) pattern on the non-adhesive side, thinking this will make a great "rubber foot" for that radio and with the diamond pattern I expect it will have a good grip on the shelf and not move around when I push buttons on the radio.
Cut out a piece (3" X 5.5") to fit the bottom cover of the radio, and notches to allow access for cover screws etc.
Cleaned the bottom cover with acetone, then applied the Diamond pattern Rubber cutout.
It works great! 
Might not be suitable for really small things, like Altoid boxes, but you might want to give it a consideration for other applications when you don't want stuff moving around on your desk top and you don't want to bolt it down.

David - NA1MH


Re: Heard Tom N2UHC working K0JV on 30 meters

Paul Smith
 

RGR Ill get u and ur # in my log some day

Paul


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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...>
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 11:11 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Heard Tom N2UHC working K0JV on 30 meters
 
On 01/01/18 11:40, Paul Smith wrote:
> Hey Tom U were 229 while working SD a few minutes ago de Paul
>
> I got him too
>

Yeah he was wanting SKCC numbers.  I had to go look mine up since it's
been a while since I last gave it out.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS






Re: Heard Tom N2UHC working K0JV on 30 meters

Tom Sevart
 

On 01/01/18 11:40, Paul Smith wrote:
Hey Tom U were 229 while working SD a few minutes ago de Paul
I got him too
Yeah he was wanting SKCC numbers. I had to go look mine up since it's been a while since I last gave it out.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Might as well chime in.

John Lonigro
 

Good point, Chas.  160M this time of year might be worth checking into. I think all the lightning bolts/static crashes in the Midwest are frozen, especially this weekend.


Thanks, 72, and Happy New Year,


John, AA0VE

4SQRP Contest Coordinator


On 01/01/2018 11:45 AM, Charles Moizeau wrote:

And a Happy New Year to you Jon together with a mega TU for all the care and attention you provide to these Second Sunday Sprints, for they are really the only 4SQRP on-the-air activities that occur with accustomed regularity.


In addition to your counsel to enlarge participants' frequency coverage so as to ensure the inclusion of Crickteers operating on 3.579 mHz or elsewhere away from 3.560 mHz, be sure to visit near 1.810 mHz.  Have a look at the two top scores in last month's sprint and you will see that members K4BAI and WBØCFF had a mutual QRP QSO over nearly a kilo-mile path.  ACØBQ and perhaps others should take notice and give 160m a tumble on 14 January 2018.


72,


Charles, W2SH


From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 10:33 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Might as well chime in.
 
I'm not one to usually send "Happy New Year" or "Merry Christmas" emails
to reflector groups.  I keep telling myself I'm really glad all 1500 (or
so) members of 4SQRP don't send holiday greetings to all of us.  So what
I'm doing instead is combining this New Year's greeting with a note
about the Second Sunday Sprint.  The SSS is still the 2nd Sunday of
every month in 2018.  The only changes are sideband power can now be 10
Watts, plus the sideband and CW portions of each band are now considered
separate bands.  Note that, since the 1st fell on Monday this month, the
SSS won't be until the 14th, the latest in a month the SSS can ever occur.

Also note that there is currently a 1500-way tie for first place in the
overall 2018 SSS.  This is the ideal time to get active in the SSS, when
nobody has to worry about catching up.  That won't be true in February.

72, Happy New Year, and remember that Cricket contacts count as much as
those with larger radios (up to the 5 Watt limit).  Those of you with
80M capability, please search the common Cricket frequencies and help
all the cricketeers have success.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator






Re: Might as well chime in.

w2sh@...
 

And a Happy New Year to you Jon together with a mega TU for all the care and attention you provide to these Second Sunday Sprints, for they are really the only 4SQRP on-the-air activities that occur with accustomed regularity.


In addition to your counsel to enlarge participants' frequency coverage so as to ensure the inclusion of Crickteers operating on 3.579 mHz or elsewhere away from 3.560 mHz, be sure to visit near 1.810 mHz.  Have a look at the two top scores in last month's sprint and you will see that members K4BAI and WBØCFF had a mutual QRP QSO over nearly a kilo-mile path.  ACØBQ and perhaps others should take notice and give 160m a tumble on 14 January 2018.


72,


Charles, W2SH


From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 10:33 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Might as well chime in.
 
I'm not one to usually send "Happy New Year" or "Merry Christmas" emails
to reflector groups.  I keep telling myself I'm really glad all 1500 (or
so) members of 4SQRP don't send holiday greetings to all of us.  So what
I'm doing instead is combining this New Year's greeting with a note
about the Second Sunday Sprint.  The SSS is still the 2nd Sunday of
every month in 2018.  The only changes are sideband power can now be 10
Watts, plus the sideband and CW portions of each band are now considered
separate bands.  Note that, since the 1st fell on Monday this month, the
SSS won't be until the 14th, the latest in a month the SSS can ever occur.

Also note that there is currently a 1500-way tie for first place in the
overall 2018 SSS.  This is the ideal time to get active in the SSS, when
nobody has to worry about catching up.  That won't be true in February.

72, Happy New Year, and remember that Cricket contacts count as much as
those with larger radios (up to the 5 Watt limit).  Those of you with
80M capability, please search the common Cricket frequencies and help
all the cricketeers have success.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator





Heard Tom N2UHC working K0JV on 30 meters

Paul Smith
 

Hey Tom U were 229 while working SD a few minutes ago de Paul

I got him too



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Re: Might as well chime in.

Mlike McEwen
 

I'm really happy with the SSB increase.  This year will be my first trip to Branson.

Are there other 4SQRP members here in the OKC area who would like to have coffee sometime?  

73, Doc - K5OSA

On Jan 1, 2018 9:33 AM, "John Lonigro" <jonigro@...> wrote:
I'm not one to usually send "Happy New Year" or "Merry Christmas" emails to reflector groups.  I keep telling myself I'm really glad all 1500 (or so) members of 4SQRP don't send holiday greetings to all of us.  So what I'm doing instead is combining this New Year's greeting with a note about the Second Sunday Sprint.  The SSS is still the 2nd Sunday of every month in 2018.  The only changes are sideband power can now be 10 Watts, plus the sideband and CW portions of each band are now considered separate bands.  Note that, since the 1st fell on Monday this month, the SSS won't be until the 14th, the latest in a month the SSS can ever occur.

Also note that there is currently a 1500-way tie for first place in the overall 2018 SSS.  This is the ideal time to get active in the SSS, when nobody has to worry about catching up.  That won't be true in February.

72, Happy New Year, and remember that Cricket contacts count as much as those with larger radios (up to the 5 Watt limit).  Those of you with 80M capability, please search the common Cricket frequencies and help all the cricketeers have success.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator





Might as well chime in.

John Lonigro
 

I'm not one to usually send "Happy New Year" or "Merry Christmas" emails to reflector groups.  I keep telling myself I'm really glad all 1500 (or so) members of 4SQRP don't send holiday greetings to all of us.  So what I'm doing instead is combining this New Year's greeting with a note about the Second Sunday Sprint.  The SSS is still the 2nd Sunday of every month in 2018.  The only changes are sideband power can now be 10 Watts, plus the sideband and CW portions of each band are now considered separate bands.  Note that, since the 1st fell on Monday this month, the SSS won't be until the 14th, the latest in a month the SSS can ever occur.

Also note that there is currently a 1500-way tie for first place in the overall 2018 SSS.  This is the ideal time to get active in the SSS, when nobody has to worry about catching up.  That won't be true in February.

72, Happy New Year, and remember that Cricket contacts count as much as those with larger radios (up to the 5 Watt limit).  Those of you with 80M capability, please search the common Cricket frequencies and help all the cricketeers have success.

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: How to teach a Cricket to ...

John Kirby
 

Cricket 80a mods 40, 30
"Where can I get info on the 40 30 mods?  Tnx"  George/W2BPI

HI George,

HAPPY NEW YEAR
    and "may the *qrp*force be with you"  :>)

Credit:
Cricket 80
and
Cricket 80a
design to
David Cripe NMØS
4SQRP Group

The orignal Cricket is cute, clever and delightful enough to own a couple and I do, but like ALL qrp xcvrs there is a weak spot, here it is the xtal osc.

Since David nm0s touts his new 80-a xtal osc and since I was lQQking for a versital osc for my qrss beacon system I decided to bread board his xtal osc circuit. Then all I did was plug in xtals on hand. His 2n7000 osc also works a delight on 40, 30, 20, 15.

As far as I know ...
I am first to try this:
My 80-a's TX components are on a poke board ...

Output is almost two Watts on 40, 30 and 20 with,
Cavaet 1)  12 Volt power supply
Cavaet 2)   Parallel a second 2n7000 (Q2-a) with Q2, note,
                   Q2 is just an on/off switch not an RF amplifier and
                   overheats at 12V   
Cavaet 3)   mod L2, I use xx turns on red T 50-2
Cavaet 4)   mod LPF, I use QRPLabs LPF- band-kit
Cavaet 5)   5 V regulator for Q1 es Q3 2n7000 xtal osc
Cavaet 4)   mod Q7 (add two resistors and 2n7000 Q7-a) such that Q7 no longer in series with Q2||Q2a (at 12V B+ and QRSS 5 sec dits key down I-R drop too great es Q7 overheats). Q7-a now in series with es keys Q2||Q2a.

Works great for QRSS CW, 5 second dit, 15 sec dah.

QRSS FSCW still under construction, but definitely doable with mod at R6/Q3.

I have not modified my 80-a circuit board yet, but I will,  next on the bucket list. . . But first my apologies to David nm0s for mods to such a lovely design and layout. I promise not to destroy your OUTSTANDING 80m L2 / L3 layout, all 80a will remain functional.

If you would like to teach a Cricket to speak QRSS take a pEEk here...

https://groups.io/g/4SQRP/topic/how_to_teach_a_cricket_to/7587611?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,20,7587611

72 73
... es you may share my simple hack with whom ever,
I will copy the 4SQRP Group
John
N3AAZ


Re: Happy New QRP Year

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

Happy New Year to you as well. In the coming year may your qrp signals be strong and travel as far as you wish.

72/73 Doc (K2PHD)


Re: First

Jim Sheldon
 

Great!  I still haven't made one with mine and it probably won't happen as I sorta destroyed it trying to get it to work with other than the supplied crystals without any success.

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "Lynn Brock" <hamland802@...>
Sent: 1/1/2018 8:29:35 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] First

Was on 3560. Went well until a number of other stations hammered him.
Lynn


On Jan 1, 2018 8:24 AM, "Jeff Peters" <k9jp.radio@...> wrote:
Congratulations Lynn

What frequency were operating on!  I was listening on 3579.5 earlier this morning and only heard AF4K sending CQ repeatedly over and over.
I think, he had a memory keyer or computer stuck on TX.

72, Jeff K9JP

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM, Lynn Brock <hamland802@...> wrote:
Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO




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Re: First

Lynn Brock
 

Was on 3560. Went well until a number of other stations hammered him.
Lynn


On Jan 1, 2018 8:24 AM, "Jeff Peters" <k9jp.radio@...> wrote:
Congratulations Lynn

What frequency were operating on!  I was listening on 3579.5 earlier this morning and only heard AF4K sending CQ repeatedly over and over.
I think, he had a memory keyer or computer stuck on TX.

72, Jeff K9JP

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM, Lynn Brock <hamland802@...> wrote:
Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO




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Not all of me will die - - - The good I do for others will live on forever.  <><


Re: First

dekle <dekle@...>
 


9 more to go.
 
73
Bill
kV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn Brock
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2018 8:04 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] First

Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO


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Re: First

Jeff Peters <k9jp.radio@...>
 

Congratulations Lynn

What frequency were operating on!  I was listening on 3579.5 earlier this morning and only heard AF4K sending CQ repeatedly over and over.
I think, he had a memory keyer or computer stuck on TX.

72, Jeff K9JP

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM, Lynn Brock <hamland802@...> wrote:
Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO




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Re: First

Wayne Steury
 

Congratulations 🎊. I know the feeling!  73’s Wayne N9egt 



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On Jan 1, 2018, at 9:04 AM, Lynn Brock <hamland802@...> wrote:

Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO


First

Lynn Brock
 

Just had my first Cricket qso. Jerry W0PWE up in Des Moines, IA. What a blast with 1 watt into dipole ant.
Lynn N0ALO

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