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Re: Another rig?

Dan Reynolds
 

I have one on the bench. I haven't started on putting it in a case yet but I have something in mind. Farhan is a pretty good designer.

Dan KB9JLO


Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

I heard Chas W2SH work Bill but no sign of Bill here! Then worked a local WB9YZU with a Forty9er!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:14 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
I was a little late but nothing heard at all.
 
72,
 
Chas
NK8O
 
On Jan 10, 2018, at 18:52, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
 
Let's give it a try at 8:00 p.m. CST.
7122 +/-.

Bill
KV6Z
 


Re: 40m Net

Charles W. Powell
 

I was a little late but nothing heard at all.

72,

Chas
NK8O

On Jan 10, 2018, at 18:52, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Let's give it a try at 8:00 p.m. CST.
7122 +/-.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: 80 meter net announcement

Paul Smith
 

Tnx for the report. I think the tx is MUCH better than the RX on the KX2. Tnx Paul N0NBD


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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:10 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 
Paul,
  Heard you calling, guess you didn’t hear me!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Paul Smith
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:54 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 

OKY DOKY I am cq ing on 3564 now

PAul

 

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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:34 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 
Good evening
I will call the 80 meter net tonight at 8:30 central time.
 
First frequency will be 3.564 at 8:30.
 
Second frequency will be  3.579 +-
For our Rock  bound Cricket friends.
Appx 8:45 or immediate following the first net.
Hope to head you all on 80 meters!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
 
 
 
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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 80 meter net announcement

Paul Goemans
 

Paul,
  Heard you calling, guess you didn’t hear me!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Paul Smith
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:54 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 

OKY DOKY I am cq ing on 3564 now

PAul

 

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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:34 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 
Good evening
I will call the 80 meter net tonight at 8:30 central time.
 
First frequency will be 3.564 at 8:30.
 
Second frequency will be  3.579 +-
For our Rock  bound Cricket friends.
Appx 8:45 or immediate following the first net.
Hope to head you all on 80 meters!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
 
 
 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 80 meter net announcement

Paul Smith
 

OKY DOKY I am cq ing on 3564 now

PAul


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From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:34 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter net announcement
 
Good evening 
I will call the 80 meter net tonight at 8:30 central time.

First frequency will be 3.564 at 8:30.

Second frequency will be  3.579 +- 
For our Rock  bound Cricket friends.
Appx 8:45 or immediate following the first net.
Hope to head you all on 80 meters!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 



--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Let's give it a try at 8:00 p.m. CST.
7122 +/-.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: 80 meter net announcement

Charles W. Powell
 

Is there a 40 meter net tonight?

Chas
NK8O

On Jan 10, 2018, at 6:34 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Good evening 
I will call the 80 meter net tonight at 8:30 central time.

First frequency will be 3.564 at 8:30.

Second frequency will be  3.579 +- 
For our Rock  bound Cricket friends.
Appx 8:45 or immediate following the first net.
Hope to head you all on 80 meters!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 



--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


80 meter net announcement

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good evening 
I will call the 80 meter net tonight at 8:30 central time.

First frequency will be 3.564 at 8:30.

Second frequency will be  3.579 +- 
For our Rock  bound Cricket friends.
Appx 8:45 or immediate following the first net.
Hope to head you all on 80 meters!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 



--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Another rig?

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Roy,
I have one, it appears to be okay - it was designed as an SSB rig originally and CW was added as an afterthought.  It's a great experimenter platform and I'm working on a mod or two to it already with some limited success.  They sold out of the initial run of kits in 2 days when they hit the market and though you can back order one right now, we don't know how long the time will be between ordering & shipping.  If you do decide to order one, I suggest you spend the extra 10 bucks & have it shipped by DHL Express.  It was under a week to get here from Hyderabad, India (the shipping point) from the time they shipped it until I received it.  I was one of the lucky ones that got in under the sellout wire on the original batch.

I have mine on the air and have made a number of QSO's with it, both on SSB (my least favorite mode) and CW.  There are mistakes in the schematic and documentation concerning CW operation, but I do have a fix for some of them.

Jim - W0EB


------ Original Message ------
From: "Roy Parker via Groups.Io" <royiparker@...>
Sent: 1/10/2018 11:28:50 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Another rig?

Check at
http://www.hfsignals.com/
Does anybody know about this rig? Any good? Want to experiment? 


Re: Another rig?

Tim N9PUZ
 

Roy,

There has been discussion of this kit here and in many of the other various Internet groups and forums. I have a kit in hand. It looks very nice, particularly for the money, and their other offerngs get good reviews. I'm anxious to get started on mine but that may still be a week or two out due to other commitments. I believe several other Four Staters have theirs on the air and I hope they will comment.

Tim N9PUZ


On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:28 AM, Roy Parker via Groups.Io <royiparker@...> wrote:
Check at
http://www.hfsignals.com/
Does anybody know about this rig? Any good? Want to experiment? 



Another rig?

Roy Parker
 

Check at
http://www.hfsignals.com/
Does anybody know about this rig? Any good? Want to experiment? 


Re: New Cricket Built

Martin <huyettmeh@...>
 

After reading the documentation and looking at the schematic it seems clear the issue has to be either with Q4/circuit or U1. The sidetone seems to be completely separate from that signal flow. The Q4, receive mixer must be working as a strong signal (from my nearby FT817 can be heard, even if lightly). So perhaps I messed up U1 or its circuit. I did a cursory check of voltages and surrounding components and they seem correct. I’ll keep checking.

 

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 

From: Martin Huyett [mailto:huyettmeh@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:44 AM
To: '4SQRP@groups.io' <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: RE: [4SQRP] New Cricket Built

 

Hi Walter,

 

Good idea. I just checked that out. Same on both. By the way I have a good, loud sidetone in the phones when key down so I’m suspecting it is something in the RF section of the receiver. It’s possible, God forbid, that I got some of the small capacitors mixed up. I’ve got a magnifying lamp but it was very hard to read the stamped values on several of those. I tried to check them with my cap meter, but who knows. Need to study the schematic a bit to get the receive flow in my head and then start checking.

 

It is an elegant little transceiver. I’ve built a number of the 4SQRP kits offered over the years with very good success. The only one I had difficulties with previously was the power meter. I never did get it to work. I loved the NS-40, SS-40 and magic boxes! Fun to build and worked like a charm. Still have them. I added the VXO to the NS-40 but wasn’t too happy with the result. Need to lash them together again and blow out the dust!

 

Thanks again.

 

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 

From: 4SQRP@groups.io [mailto:4SQRP@groups.io] On Behalf Of Walter - K5EST
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:28 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Cricket Built

 

Hi Martin, just a thought, would you have a couple different ear buds/earphones to try out on the Cricket? Sometimes that makes a difference. All ear phones/buds are not created equal so my experiments have shown.

 

Glad to have you join in with the Cricket Nation.

 

73,

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



   

 

On Jan 9, 2018 8:51 PM, "Martin" <huyettmeh@...> wrote:

I received my cricket in the mail today and finished building it about an hour ago. Nice project!

 

It puts out what sounds like a clean half watt at about 3.58mhz and hears a signal transmitted on my FT-817nd.

 

But when I put it on an antenna I don’t hear any noise at all. If I transmit on my 817 into a dummy load nearby, the cricket hears that. Admittedly there are no signals on the band at that frequency but I would expect to hear some general noise – I do in the 817. I’ll keep playing. Maybe its just a bad day for 80 meters!

 

Comments welcome.

 

Thanks to 4SQRP for a nice project.

 

73,

Martin

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 


Re: New Cricket Built

Martin <huyettmeh@...>
 

Hi Walter,

 

Good idea. I just checked that out. Same on both. By the way I have a good, loud sidetone in the phones when key down so I’m suspecting it is something in the RF section of the receiver. It’s possible, God forbid, that I got some of the small capacitors mixed up. I’ve got a magnifying lamp but it was very hard to read the stamped values on several of those. I tried to check them with my cap meter, but who knows. Need to study the schematic a bit to get the receive flow in my head and then start checking.

 

It is an elegant little transceiver. I’ve built a number of the 4SQRP kits offered over the years with very good success. The only one I had difficulties with previously was the power meter. I never did get it to work. I loved the NS-40, SS-40 and magic boxes! Fun to build and worked like a charm. Still have them. I added the VXO to the NS-40 but wasn’t too happy with the result. Need to lash them together again and blow out the dust!

 

Thanks again.

 

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 

From: 4SQRP@groups.io [mailto:4SQRP@groups.io] On Behalf Of Walter - K5EST
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:28 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Cricket Built

 

Hi Martin, just a thought, would you have a couple different ear buds/earphones to try out on the Cricket? Sometimes that makes a difference. All ear phones/buds are not created equal so my experiments have shown.

 

Glad to have you join in with the Cricket Nation.

 

73,

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



   

 

On Jan 9, 2018 8:51 PM, "Martin" <huyettmeh@...> wrote:

I received my cricket in the mail today and finished building it about an hour ago. Nice project!

 

It puts out what sounds like a clean half watt at about 3.58mhz and hears a signal transmitted on my FT-817nd.

 

But when I put it on an antenna I don’t hear any noise at all. If I transmit on my 817 into a dummy load nearby, the cricket hears that. Admittedly there are no signals on the band at that frequency but I would expect to hear some general noise – I do in the 817. I’ll keep playing. Maybe its just a bad day for 80 meters!

 

Comments welcome.

 

Thanks to 4SQRP for a nice project.

 

73,

Martin

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 

 


Re: New Cricket Built

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Martin, just a thought, would you have a couple different ear buds/earphones to try out on the Cricket? Sometimes that makes a difference. All ear phones/buds are not created equal so my experiments have shown.

Glad to have you join in with the Cricket Nation.

73,

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



   

On Jan 9, 2018 8:51 PM, "Martin" <huyettmeh@...> wrote:

I received my cricket in the mail today and finished building it about an hour ago. Nice project!

 

It puts out what sounds like a clean half watt at about 3.58mhz and hears a signal transmitted on my FT-817nd.

 

But when I put it on an antenna I don’t hear any noise at all. If I transmit on my 817 into a dummy load nearby, the cricket hears that. Admittedly there are no signals on the band at that frequency but I would expect to hear some general noise – I do in the 817. I’ll keep playing. Maybe its just a bad day for 80 meters!

 

Comments welcome.

 

Thanks to 4SQRP for a nice project.

 

73,

Martin

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 



New Cricket Built

Martin <huyettmeh@...>
 

I received my cricket in the mail today and finished building it about an hour ago. Nice project!

 

It puts out what sounds like a clean half watt at about 3.58mhz and hears a signal transmitted on my FT-817nd.

 

But when I put it on an antenna I don’t hear any noise at all. If I transmit on my 817 into a dummy load nearby, the cricket hears that. Admittedly there are no signals on the band at that frequency but I would expect to hear some general noise – I do in the 817. I’ll keep playing. Maybe its just a bad day for 80 meters!

 

Comments welcome.

 

Thanks to 4SQRP for a nice project.

 

73,

Martin

 

Martin

K0BXB

www.huyettm.net

 

 

 


Re: Antenna explanation entertainment

Tom Bewick, k2bew
 

I suspect when you put the tip of the key to your head your adding a ground plane,  So It acts like an inverted L. Otherwise if you only hold the plastic case , no ground. 
73,
Tom

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM, Don Jackson <donj@...> wrote:

If you'd like some entertainment and "food" for thought about antennas and radio waves, check out this short (4:42) video and see if you can make any sense out of it:

https://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/car-key-experiment/  >

72/73,

Don AE5K



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Re: Antenna explanation entertainment

davemrtn
 

If you have never tried it, walk a little ways beyond the range that your key fob is received by your vehicle.

Then place the fob on the bridge of your nose and try again.

Surprise ! It works.

The first time someone told me about this I laughed in his face, then I had to apologize after I tried it.

What I really laugh at is when people are 10 or 20 feet away from their car, stop and turn, extend their arm and fob toward the car before pushing the button.

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 1/9/2018 14:20, Don Jackson wrote:

If you'd like some entertainment and "food" for thought about antennas and radio waves, check out this short (4:42) video and see if you can make any sense out of it:

https://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/car-key-experiment/  >

72/73,

Don AE5K




Re: Antenna explanation entertainment

Mike WA8BXN
 

I wonder if a tin foil hat would work as well. It seems the direction of the key was different when pointed at the head or water jug. Does the metallic portion of the key block the signal when it is pointed at the car? 


73/72 - Mike WA8BXN





From: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io> on behalf of Don Jackson <donj@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:20 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Antenna explanation entertainment
 

If you'd like some entertainment and "food" for thought about antennas and radio waves, check out this short (4:42) video and see if you can make any sense out of it:

https://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/car-key-experiment/  >

biggeekdad.com
If you've ever tried to use your car key fob in a large parking lot and experience trouble finding your car then this car key experiment might be helpful.

72/73,

Don AE5K



Antenna explanation entertainment

Don Jackson
 

If you'd like some entertainment and "food" for thought about antennas and radio waves, check out this short (4:42) video and see if you can make any sense out of it:

https://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/car-key-experiment/  >

72/73,

Don AE5K


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