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5 watts

Daniel Mullen
 

4sqrp,
Tonight I was talking to a station down in Texas and sent that I was running 5 watts. His next exchange was "r r ok Dan did you say 5 watts ?".
Tell me if that wasn't fun!
73 es God Bless KD0SZS

Sent from my iPhone


Re: Raspberry Pi

Charlie Vest
 

I am not up to speed on these Raspberry Pi's . I have seen them mentioned on other groups , plus an article on one hams web page that was using his as a transmitter . Same ham that wrote the QST January 2013 article about using the foreign TV USB Dongle , as an SDR and an up converter to also use it on MW , LF , in addition to its original VHF/UHF configuration I think .

So for a beginner , I am looking for help and guidance in what to order to get started . I want a good enough unit that I will be able to use as I advance . On the MCM web page I think I am looking for something from the "B" group , since the ones I assume that are being used are the ones with more memory and in my case , I also want one , from what I can tell , that already has Linux installed . Linux is also a pretty weak area of mine also .

So what do you all recommend ? I don't want to go all out right off of the bat , so I also want to be frugal "read cheap" at first :)  I have far more time than money :)

Charlie , W5COV

 

Jim,
    I ordered and received mine before OzarkCon but haven't powered it up yet.

On 04/16/2013 06:35 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
 
Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards.  I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on my main Windows computer or the laptop so this little board will fill the bill nicely.  It even has HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen monitor I happen to have laying around here.  I've heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.  
 
If anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any help available to get started with it.  I should receive it probably early next week.  These things are so popular that most places can't seem to be able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found that MCM Electronics had some left.  I've dealt with them before and always had good luck with their customer service so I ordered the board from them.  The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com who was out of the computers but had the accessories I wanted in stock.  I'll probably order one of the add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to enable all sorts of neat external device control possibilities.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 



Re: Raspberry Pi

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Jim,
    I ordered and received mine before OzarkCon but haven't powered it up yet.

On 04/16/2013 06:35 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
 
Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards.  I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on my main Windows computer or the laptop so this little board will fill the bill nicely.  It even has HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen monitor I happen to have laying around here.  I've heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.  
 
If anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any help available to get started with it.  I should receive it probably early next week.  These things are so popular that most places can't seem to be able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found that MCM Electronics had some left.  I've dealt with them before and always had good luck with their customer service so I ordered the board from them.  The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com who was out of the computers but had the accessories I wanted in stock.  I'll probably order one of the add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to enable all sorts of neat external device control possibilities.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 


Re: Raspberry Pi

Walter - K5EST
 

RP's are awesome. There is a great bunch if us on Twitter!

My Pi is not hooked up yet to any rigs. The HDMI output will look great on a big screen TV:-)

73....Walter . K5EST

On Apr 16, 2013 6:35 PM, "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards.  I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on my main Windows computer or the laptop so this little board will fill the bill nicely.  It even has HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen monitor I happen to have laying around here.  I've heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.  
 
If anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any help available to get started with it.  I should receive it probably early next week.  These things are so popular that most places can't seem to be able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found that MCM Electronics had some left.  I've dealt with them before and always had good luck with their customer service so I ordered the board from them.  The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com who was out of the computers but had the accessories I wanted in stock.  I'll probably order one of the add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to enable all sorts of neat external device control possibilities.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


Re: W0RW

Paul Smith
 

Hey I heard u good job. The PRC is a pack radio  Vietnam nam era and before. Rock bound I believe. I have worked him before. He uses a short loaded whip and a drag wire. It probably helps when he is transmitting from 5k feet or higher. De Paul 

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 16, 2013, at 7:27 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

 

Hey Paul 

I tailgated you!
I have to ask what is a PRC 64 6?

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Paul Smith wrote:
 

I just worked Paul on his PRC 64 6 his six watts sounded good.. He is calling CQ about 70299 de Paul N0NBD

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Re: W0RW

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Paul 
I tailgated you!
I have to ask what is a PRC 64 6?


On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Paul Smith wrote:
 

I just worked Paul on his PRC 64 6 his six watts sounded good.. He is calling CQ about 70299 de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


W0RW

Paul Smith
 

I just worked Paul on his PRC 64 6 his six watts sounded good.. He is calling CQ about 70299 de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: Raspberry Pi

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Jim

Sounds like fun!
Where did you get the main Board?
Is like one of the miniature Scopes some of the guys were playing with a while back?
Tnx
72
Johnny
AC0BQ



On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Jim Sheldon wrote:
 

Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards.  I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on my main Windows computer or the laptop so this little board will fill the bill nicely.  It even has HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen monitor I happen to have laying around here.  I've heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.  
 
If anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any help available to get started with it.  I should receive it probably early next week.  These things are so popular that most places can't seem to be able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found that MCM Electronics had some left.  I've dealt with them before and always had good luck with their customer service so I ordered the board from them.  The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com who was out of the computers but had the accessories I wanted in stock.  I'll probably order one of the add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to enable all sorts of neat external device control possibilities.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


Re: Raspberry Pi

Gary <countyhunterw4gns@...>
 

  Have fun with it Jim ! I have wanted one really bad, but I bought a Beaglebone, so I can’t really justify a Raspberry Pi.
 
73 Gary W4GNS
 

Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards. 
Jim - W0EB
 


Raspberry Pi

Jim Sheldon
 

Well, I did it.  Took the plunge and ordered one of those little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer boards.  I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on my main Windows computer or the laptop so this little board will fill the bill nicely.  It even has HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen monitor I happen to have laying around here.  I've heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.  
 
If anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any help available to get started with it.  I should receive it probably early next week.  These things are so popular that most places can't seem to be able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found that MCM Electronics had some left.  I've dealt with them before and always had good luck with their customer service so I ordered the board from them.  The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com who was out of the computers but had the accessories I wanted in stock.  I'll probably order one of the add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to enable all sorts of neat external device control possibilities.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


Re: QRP Gear Temptations

James Rodenkirch
 

 I have the Ten Tec VI, Gary, and LOVE it...that receiver is SO easy to listen to!  72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: gary.w5rej@...
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:56:49 +0000
Subject: [4sqrp] QRP Gear Temptations

 
Greetings gang,

The title is not my own doing. It is a subject in new member Mike/AD5A's blog at ad5aradio.blogspot.com. The entire blog is great reading but that particular article struck a chord with me.

I was looking on a shelf in my office and did a quick inventory:
1. An original DSW-20 from SWL.
2. A two band K1 for 40 and 20
3. A Ten Tec Scout turned down to 15 watts to satisfy my QRO urge.
4. An Argonaut V
5. A yet to be built Pig Rig.
6. A yet to be built Fire Fly transceiver for 30m
7. A yet to be built Softrock Ensemble RX II.
8. A yet to be built Softrock RxTx II.
9. A yet to be built Softrock RxTX v6.2 for 20 and 30m.

Like Mike I am wondering just how many QRP rigs to I really need?

And then I see the ads for the KX3 and the Argonaut VI. (drooling)

Does this ever end? (After 45+ years at this I am afraid I know the answer!)

Gary/W5REJ



QRP Gear Temptations

gary_w5rej <gary.w5rej@...>
 

Greetings gang,

The title is not my own doing. It is a subject in new member Mike/AD5A's blog at ad5aradio.blogspot.com. The entire blog is great reading but that particular article struck a chord with me.

I was looking on a shelf in my office and did a quick inventory:
1. An original DSW-20 from SWL.
2. A two band K1 for 40 and 20
3. A Ten Tec Scout turned down to 15 watts to satisfy my QRO urge.
4. An Argonaut V
5. A yet to be built Pig Rig.
6. A yet to be built Fire Fly transceiver for 30m
7. A yet to be built Softrock Ensemble RX II.
8. A yet to be built Softrock RxTx II.
9. A yet to be built Softrock RxTX v6.2 for 20 and 30m.

Like Mike I am wondering just how many QRP rigs to I really need?

And then I see the ads for the KX3 and the Argonaut VI. (drooling)

Does this ever end? (After 45+ years at this I am afraid I know the answer!)

Gary/W5REJ


Re: LC meter E-bay power source

w1sfr <steverob@...>
 

Aside from using a usb cable and 5V source, I was wondering if this would work with a couple of AA batteries.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-DC-DC-Converter-3V-to-5V-1A-Adjustable-Step-up-Boost-Power-Supply-Module-/161009096884?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257ce3d8b4

What do you guys think?

Steve, W1SFR

--- In 4sqrp@..., "GeorgeG" <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

Connected it to my computer with a USB cable. Seem to work OK. I don't really want to have to hook it to my computer. Wondering what you guys use to power it. Would it be safe to use a wallwart charger thet has the proper connecter on it. Has anyone made a template that can be used to lay out the holes to put it in a enclosure? Tnx George/W2BPI


Re: 4S-Link Interface

DEAN SANDERS <madsanders@...>
 

HI Terry, I'm looking at using it with my K2.  It'll require a special mike input interface cable that I'll be putting together.  Later.
Dean WB0P

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Just wondering, Has anyone made any contacts with their OzarkCon build session
interface yet?

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



pigrigs

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

In order to elimenate confusion
1 pigrig to Tiana
and
1 pigrig Shawn
Thanks for fast response
RC 72 KC5WA

--
"beware of gray fuzzies"


Re: pig rigs sold

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

thanks

--
"beware of gray fuzzies"


Re: PIG RIGS SPOKEN FOR

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

rc kc5wa 72

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"beware of gray fuzzies"


Re: PIGRIG

Bill VanKirk
 

Shawn,
If still available I will buy one of them. How do you prefer payment?

73
Bill
W0PT


On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...> wrote:
 

I have 2 pigrigs ($40.00) <http://pigrig.com) with the recommended Tentec enclosure ($9.00) and rubber feet. Ser # 226 and 227. I have decided NOT to build them. The kit parts have not even been inventoried. I'm offering them here at $35 each shipping included.
72 RC KC5WA

--
"beware of gray fuzzies"



pigrig

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

 both pigrigs are spoken for thanks
RC 72 KC5WA

--
"beware of gray fuzzies"


Re: PIGRIG

Jim Sheldon
 

Sorry Shawn, Saw your post first and accidentally sent an "I'l take one" to you instead of Robert -- sorry-
 
Jim - W0EB

> On 4/16/2013 9:31 AM, Robert 'RC'
> Conley wrote:
>>
>>
>> I have 2 pigrigs ($40.00) <http://pigrig.com)
>> with the recommended Tentec enclosure ($9.00) and rubber feet.
>> Ser # 226 and 227. I have decided NOT to build
>> them. The kit parts have not even been inventoried. I'm offering
>> them here at $35 each shipping included.
>>
>
> 72 RC KC5WA
>>
>>
> --
> "beware of gray fuzzies"
>>
>
> Robert, would you sell one to me ? Shawn Reed, member of group,
> first years of ham. E-mail --- neivahul@.... Thanks, kf7yff.
>
>
>