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Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

w2sh@...
 

Here's how the check-ins sounded in northern NJ:


KV6Z          569

N4DR         599+10 dB!

WA9PWP   589

K3ESE       589

WAØITP    589/599

ACØBQ     579

KDØWF    569


My QNI occurred about 35 minutes after the net's start.  Had there been an interim QNI call-up, say, after the net's first or second QSO, I would have gotten on the list earlier.


After my QSO, I left to join the 80m net.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH       





From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:38 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!
 
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

Ruth A Mumaw
 

Hello Wayne,   Make sure you are transmitting "zero beat" with NCS. I am not familiar with your radio, but if you have another receiver, check to see if your signal is very near to the same pitch as NCS. Bill has great ears, but you need to be in his bandpass.   Russ   K3NLT

On April 26, 2018 at 9:59 AM Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW. 

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

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Re: OzarkCon 2018 Report

Ruth A Mumaw
 

I too struck out. Where were all of you? The only QSO I snagged was working MI. QSO party. I was in Town Park in. Broadway, VA. Beside the Linville Creek. Nice place, good weather, but no WRAppers found.

Russ.  K3NLT



On April 23, 2018, at 8:31 AM, Jerry Brown <n4eobrown@...> wrote:


Sorry Nick WA5BDU!!!!

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM, Jerry Brown <n4eobrown@...> wrote:
Cold RF trails after Ozarkcon:

The only Ozarkcon dude we for sure worked during QRPTTF ops was 
Nick, WA%BDU, and he was riding deep QSB.

My dog Moonpie has encountered cold trails, too.

73,
Jerry N4EO, at N4KN for TTF



Re: ADV: [4SQRP] Cricket 30 Output Power

Jess None
 

Just got mine finished. I am getting about a watt on a 9 volt. Transmitted signal is clean as heard on my FT817. BUT I am getting a loud hum on receive. I can hear the oscillator of the Cricket at about the same frequency as the transmitted signal. When transmitting on the same frequency from the FT817, I hear nothing on the Cricket on receive. Any quick clues from the group before I dig into the schematic to see where the receive signal is lost?

Jess AE0CW

On Apr 26, 2018, at 3:45 PM, "jrdock@..." <jrdock@...> wrote:

My Cricket put out about 700 mwatts on fresh 9 volt and abt 1.1 Watts on 12 volts using my Oak Hills WM-2 QRP Watt meter.

4
Jack R. Dock ....  How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?
Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

On Apr 25, 2018, at 4:36 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Cricket 30 Owners:

Just curious, how much power is your Cricket 30 making, and how did you measure it, scope, name brand power meter, homebrew power meter, etc. I'll post the results.

TIA for any info.

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





Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

dekle <dekle@...>
 


yep - you're right Charles - I meant QSP - thanks
I did it twice, too!!!
No wonder I didn't get many relays - hi
 
Bill
KV6Z

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

Small point: That’s QSP, not QSK.  QSP? Will you relay a message to...?  QSP I will relay a message … Keystroke slip, I’m sure.

72,

Charles - NK8O

On Apr 26, 2018, at 4:50 PM, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

Thanks so much Bill. This was very helpful. 

Wayne N9EGT 


On Apr 26, 2018, at 3:28 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Hi Wayne,
 
Well, the procedure is to send your call when the NCS (Net Control Station) asks for check-ins with "QNI ? k".
The NCS will then take a list of calling stations that he hears, ask them to "PSE AS" (please wait) to signify that and then ask for more QNIs.
If you weren't heard the first time, try again.
That means you are on the list and will be called in order.
If the NCS doesn't hear you, someone else may have and should offer to relay your information when the NCS asks for relays with "Any QSK?  k".
I'm sorry I didn't hear you last night and there was no relay offered.
Your code speed is not an issue. I slow down and speed up to try to match the code speed of the current QNI station.
I'm just as happy at 5 wpm as I am at 20 wpm - I don't care as long as I get the calling station in the log.
 
A few thoughts:
 
1. Sucessful QSOs depend on a great number of variables.
    I can't explain why I could easily copy one MO station and couldn't hear another MO station at all.
2. I never heard WB4IEA and W2TAW in QSO. I also have a pixie and know it transmits lower in frequency than what the xtal is
    marked. I had to add about 20pf to one leg of the 7122 xtals to bring the transmitter up to 7123 to get on the Sunrise Net.
   Are you sure you are on frequency? (Just because you can hear a station doesn't mean you will transmit on their listening frequency.)
   400 mw isn't a lot of power but if you're on the Net frequency (usually 7122kHz) hopefully someone will hear you.
3. If you give up you will never QNI the net.  Keep trying.  I'll listen again for you next week.
 
And to everyone - if you hear a station that I can't hear, step up and relay when "Any QSK?  k" is requested. Thank you.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW.  

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

Charles W. Powell
 

Small point: That’s QSP, not QSK.  QSP? Will you relay a message to...?  QSP I will relay a message … Keystroke slip, I’m sure.

72,

Charles - NK8O

On Apr 26, 2018, at 4:50 PM, Wayne Steury <waynesteury@...> wrote:

Thanks so much Bill. This was very helpful. 

Wayne N9EGT 


On Apr 26, 2018, at 3:28 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Hi Wayne,
 
Well, the procedure is to send your call when the NCS (Net Control Station) asks for check-ins with "QNI ? k".
The NCS will then take a list of calling stations that he hears, ask them to "PSE AS" (please wait) to signify that and then ask for more QNIs.
If you weren't heard the first time, try again.
That means you are on the list and will be called in order.
If the NCS doesn't hear you, someone else may have and should offer to relay your information when the NCS asks for relays with "Any QSK?  k".
I'm sorry I didn't hear you last night and there was no relay offered.
Your code speed is not an issue. I slow down and speed up to try to match the code speed of the current QNI station.
I'm just as happy at 5 wpm as I am at 20 wpm - I don't care as long as I get the calling station in the log.
 
A few thoughts:
 
1. Sucessful QSOs depend on a great number of variables.
    I can't explain why I could easily copy one MO station and couldn't hear another MO station at all.
2. I never heard WB4IEA and W2TAW in QSO. I also have a pixie and know it transmits lower in frequency than what the xtal is
    marked. I had to add about 20pf to one leg of the 7122 xtals to bring the transmitter up to 7123 to get on the Sunrise Net.
   Are you sure you are on frequency? (Just because you can hear a station doesn't mean you will transmit on their listening frequency.)
   400 mw isn't a lot of power but if you're on the Net frequency (usually 7122kHz) hopefully someone will hear you.
3. If you give up you will never QNI the net.  Keep trying.  I'll listen again for you next week.
 
And to everyone - if you hear a station that I can't hear, step up and relay when "Any QSK?  k" is requested. Thank you.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW.  

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

Wayne Steury
 

Thanks so much Bill. This was very helpful. 

Wayne N9EGT 


On Apr 26, 2018, at 3:28 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:


Hi Wayne,
 
Well, the procedure is to send your call when the NCS (Net Control Station) asks for check-ins with "QNI ? k".
The NCS will then take a list of calling stations that he hears, ask them to "PSE AS" (please wait) to signify that and then ask for more QNIs.
If you weren't heard the first time, try again.
That means you are on the list and will be called in order.
If the NCS doesn't hear you, someone else may have and should offer to relay your information when the NCS asks for relays with "Any QSK?  k".
I'm sorry I didn't hear you last night and there was no relay offered.
Your code speed is not an issue. I slow down and speed up to try to match the code speed of the current QNI station.
I'm just as happy at 5 wpm as I am at 20 wpm - I don't care as long as I get the calling station in the log.
 
A few thoughts:
 
1. Sucessful QSOs depend on a great number of variables.
    I can't explain why I could easily copy one MO station and couldn't hear another MO station at all.
2. I never heard WB4IEA and W2TAW in QSO. I also have a pixie and know it transmits lower in frequency than what the xtal is
    marked. I had to add about 20pf to one leg of the 7122 xtals to bring the transmitter up to 7123 to get on the Sunrise Net.
   Are you sure you are on frequency? (Just because you can hear a station doesn't mean you will transmit on their listening frequency.)
   400 mw isn't a lot of power but if you're on the Net frequency (usually 7122kHz) hopefully someone will hear you.
3. If you give up you will never QNI the net.  Keep trying.  I'll listen again for you next week.
 
And to everyone - if you hear a station that I can't hear, step up and relay when "Any QSK?  k" is requested. Thank you.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW. 

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: ADV: [4SQRP] Cricket 30 Output Power

jrdock@ckt.net
 

My Cricket put out about 700 mwatts on fresh 9 volt and abt 1.1 Watts on 12 volts using my Oak Hills WM-2 QRP Watt meter.

4
Jack R. Dock ....  How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?
Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

On Apr 25, 2018, at 4:36 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Cricket 30 Owners:

Just curious, how much power is your Cricket 30 making, and how did you measure it, scope, name brand power meter, homebrew power meter, etc. I'll post the results.

TIA for any info.

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





Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Hi Wayne,
 
Well, the procedure is to send your call when the NCS (Net Control Station) asks for check-ins with "QNI ? k".
The NCS will then take a list of calling stations that he hears, ask them to "PSE AS" (please wait) to signify that and then ask for more QNIs.
If you weren't heard the first time, try again.
That means you are on the list and will be called in order.
If the NCS doesn't hear you, someone else may have and should offer to relay your information when the NCS asks for relays with "Any QSK?  k".
I'm sorry I didn't hear you last night and there was no relay offered.
Your code speed is not an issue. I slow down and speed up to try to match the code speed of the current QNI station.
I'm just as happy at 5 wpm as I am at 20 wpm - I don't care as long as I get the calling station in the log.
 
A few thoughts:
 
1. Sucessful QSOs depend on a great number of variables.
    I can't explain why I could easily copy one MO station and couldn't hear another MO station at all.
2. I never heard WB4IEA and W2TAW in QSO. I also have a pixie and know it transmits lower in frequency than what the xtal is
    marked. I had to add about 20pf to one leg of the 7122 xtals to bring the transmitter up to 7123 to get on the Sunrise Net.
   Are you sure you are on frequency? (Just because you can hear a station doesn't mean you will transmit on their listening frequency.)
   400 mw isn't a lot of power but if you're on the Net frequency (usually 7122kHz) hopefully someone will hear you.
3. If you give up you will never QNI the net.  Keep trying.  I'll listen again for you next week.
 
And to everyone - if you hear a station that I can't hear, step up and relay when "Any QSK?  k" is requested. Thank you.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW. 

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: bayou jumper no tx

ken cubilo@gmail.com
 

You are correct. Last week I ordered some IRF-510 transistors from mouser and they just arrived this morning. result the Bayou Jumper now generates 6 watts of rf power into the antenna. I did check on the supplied transistor and it was indeed stamped 618p77ws.
thanks to everyone for the suggestions and now on to install the souper upper. Hope to catch you guys on the air

Ken W8OB

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Dickerson
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:02 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] bayou jumper no tx

Mine failed to work because my old eyes allowed me to swap capacitors. I ended up using a USB microscope to read them, swap two and it worked great.

Richard WF2F
On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:34, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:

Hi Ken,

We've had some reports of the Tx section of the Bayou Jumper giving troubles, and in at least a few cases the trail led to the final transistor Q4 (IRF-510).
It appears that certain "flavors" of the IRF-510 present too great a load to the oscillator stage (Q5) and prevent it from oscillating.

I've tested samples froma few different batches, and at this point I'm pretty sure that IRF-510 transistors that are marked ""Y64K AP" work reasonably well at Q4, but those marked "618 P 77 WS" would kill the oscillator. Some new IRF-510s bought from Mouser (Mouser #844-IRF510PBF, factory marked "N77K BJ") also worked.

You can check if the Q5 oscillator works with Q4 out of the circuit, but quits when Q4 is connected.

Doesn't matter what sort of IRF-510 goes at Q6 - that's just DC service.

N5IB




Re: bayou jumper no tx

Richard Dickerson
 

Mine failed to work because my old eyes allowed me to swap capacitors. I ended up using a USB microscope to read them, swap two and it worked great.

Richard WF2F

On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:34, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:

Hi Ken,

We've had some reports of the Tx section of the Bayou Jumper giving troubles, and in at least a few cases the trail led to the final transistor Q4 (IRF-510).
It appears that certain "flavors" of the IRF-510 present too great a load to the oscillator stage (Q5) and prevent it from oscillating.

I've tested samples froma few different batches, and at this point I'm pretty sure that IRF-510 transistors that are marked ""Y64K AP" work reasonably well at Q4, but those marked "618 P 77 WS" would kill the oscillator. Some new IRF-510s bought from Mouser (Mouser #844-IRF510PBF, factory marked "N77K BJ") also worked.

You can check if the Q5 oscillator works with Q4 out of the circuit, but quits when Q4 is connected.

Doesn't matter what sort of IRF-510 goes at Q6 - that's just DC service.

N5IB




Re: bayou jumper no tx

n5ib_2
 

Hi Ken,

We've had some reports of the Tx section of the Bayou Jumper giving troubles, and in at least a few cases the trail led to the final transistor Q4 (IRF-510).
It appears that certain "flavors" of the IRF-510 present too great a load to the oscillator stage (Q5) and prevent it from oscillating.

I've tested samples froma few different batches, and at this point I'm pretty sure that IRF-510 transistors that are marked ""Y64K AP" work reasonably well at Q4, but those marked "618 P 77 WS" would kill the oscillator. Some new IRF-510s bought from Mouser (Mouser #844-IRF510PBF, factory marked "N77K BJ") also worked.

You can check if the Q5 oscillator works with Q4 out of the circuit, but quits when Q4 is connected.

Doesn't matter what sort of IRF-510 goes at Q6 - that's just DC service.

N5IB

bayou jumper no tx

ken cubilo@gmail.com
 

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but, I recently finished up the Bayou Jumper kit although the receiver is working great I cannot get the transmitter to generate RF no matter what I do. I have been doing this stuff for over 50 years now and am very surprised a circuit with what maybe a dozen parts is kicking my butt.  I have checked and replaced the osc and final transistors, tried no less than 6 different 40 meter crystals verified part values both installed and actual. Voltages measured are what is specified maybre just a tad higher as my power supply runs closer to 13.8vdc, but I have tried 12vdc as well.  Verified switch is working right and correct paths are being switched but still the oscillator will not sing. Years ago I build an elecraft k2 and was having a problem with communication to the ssb module I did find a microscopic ground across traces on the board causing it. I guess now my next path time permitting is to trace back the board a bit and see.  If anyone has a magic wand please feel free to use it.
 
 
Ken W8OB

Re: 40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

Wayne Steury
 

I tried to make myself be known. I am new to nets on CW. Can someone tell me the procedure?  I gave my call several times. I'm only comfortable at 12 wpm.  I did hear WA0ITP, N4DR, WA9PWP.  Then I heard WB4IEA talking to W2TAW. 

I was on my Pixie (400 milliwatts) then tried my Bayou Jumper.

Wayne N9EGT


On 4/25/2018 22:38 PM, dekle wrote:
Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: Aligning the potentiometer shafts?

Kent Berglund PhD
 

Thanks, Jess.  Great tip, I will give that a try.  Kent.




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:35 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Aligning the potentiometer shafts?
 
Take the CW PCB key and use it to place under the pot to keep it spaced and square. One thickness of PCB is just right for this.

Jess AE0CW

On Apr 25, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Working on my Bayou Jumper and trying to get the potentiometer shafts perpendicular and centered :-(((.   I have all in with one tab soldered according to the manual, and am pretty close. I think.  Anybody have a secret method to get them perfectly centered?  This has been a very fun afternoon getting this far :-)),,,but am ready to move on.

Thanks, 
Kent KC9LIF

Re: 80 meter Net Report

Lloyd K3ESE
 

I think the QSB got me. I was there, but there was nothing when I was done.

LL/K3ESE

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 10:10 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Well, the bands are changing!

Bill had em piled up on 40 waiting to check in!!

80 meters wasn’t quite as good 
but I did get a few takers.

Check in’s were 
N0YJ Bert
WA0ITP Terry
WA9PWP Paul
N4DR Marc 
W2SH Chas 
I heard K3ESE but he disappeared?

Thanks Marc for the first time checking, please come back and join us anytime.

Thanks everyone it was fun!

Hope to cu next week.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


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Re: Cricket 30 Output Power

dekle <dekle@...>
 


All the Build-a-thon rigs were sprinkled with magic QRO dust.
Sorry - we're all out.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cricket 30 Output Power

GA and nice job on the net tonight.

Tnx much on the C30 power.  Mine is doing .6W and doesn't receive worth a hoot.  It's probably a self inflicted problem, they usually are here anyway.  One thing that interests me is that the buildathon rigs are all abt 1W.  More work to do here.  I wonder what is different abt those kits.

Take good care es ttul.  I'll be out of town tmrrw but back in the saddle tmrrw night.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/25/2018 9:02 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge Terry 
Mine was making about .8 watts thru a
WM2 on my bench at home.
I used it at Ozarkcon for a few room to room QSO’s but I was have reciever problems related to hand capacitance.
May have been due to the magloop?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Cricket 30 Owners:

Just curious, how much power is your Cricket 30 making, and how did you
measure it, scope, name brand power meter, homebrew power meter, etc.
I'll post the results.

TIA for any info.

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




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40m Net - Holy Cow !!!

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Big pileup tonight.

I was getting nice strong signals all the way from Maryland, New Jersey, the 4S neighborhood, and points in between.
QNIs were:

N4DR            Marc        MD
WA9PWP      Paul         WI
K3ESE          Lloyd       MD
WA0ITP        Terry        IA
AC0BQ         Johnny     KS
KD0WF        Jim           MO
W2SH          Chas        NJ
AB4QL         Barry       AL
AA0B            Roy         MO   (thanks to Barry for the QSP)
KV6Z            Bill           OK    (NCS)


Let's do it again next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

Re: Cricket 30 Output Power

WA0ITP
 

GA and nice job on the net tonight.

Tnx much on the C30 power.  Mine is doing .6W and doesn't receive worth a hoot.  It's probably a self inflicted problem, they usually are here anyway.  One thing that interests me is that the buildathon rigs are all abt 1W.  More work to do here.  I wonder what is different abt those kits.

Take good care es ttul.  I'll be out of town tmrrw but back in the saddle tmrrw night.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter is too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/25/2018 9:02 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Ge Terry 
Mine was making about .8 watts thru a
WM2 on my bench at home.
I used it at Ozarkcon for a few room to room QSO’s but I was have reciever problems related to hand capacitance.
May have been due to the magloop?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Cricket 30 Owners:

Just curious, how much power is your Cricket 30 making, and how did you
measure it, scope, name brand power meter, homebrew power meter, etc.
I'll post the results.

TIA for any info.

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




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80 meter Net Report

Johnny Matlock
 

Well, the bands are changing!

Bill had em piled up on 40 waiting to check in!!

80 meters wasn’t quite as good 
but I did get a few takers.

Check in’s were 
N0YJ Bert
WA0ITP Terry
WA9PWP Paul
N4DR Marc 
W2SH Chas 
I heard K3ESE but he disappeared?

Thanks Marc for the first time checking, please come back and join us anytime.

Thanks everyone it was fun!

Hope to cu next week.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 


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