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Re: Mystery project

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/24/2013 11:48, Dave AA7EE wrote:




The VRX-1 didn't have a 10MHz crystal - you must have already done some
experimenting with it!
Yeah I think I was interested in turning it into a WWV receiver.

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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Tonites 40m Net

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Re: Mystery project

davidgeorgerichards
 

The VRX-1 didn't have a 10MHz crystal - you must have already done some experimenting with it!

Happy modding/experimenting :-)

Dave
AA7EE

Well I made sure to write "VRX-1" on the bottom side of the PC board so I won't forget what it is again. Now to experiment with it...

Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Mystery project

Tom <n2uhc@...>
 

Well I made sure to write "VRX-1" on the bottom side of the PC board so I won't forget what it is again. Now to experiment with it...

Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Mystery project

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Obviously, I need more coffee this morning before I makes replies!

72,
Mike N5JKY

On Apr 24, 2013, at 8:55 AM, Michael McShan <n5jky@me.com> wrote:

Maybe you were building something like the autodyne receiver Nick WA5BDU described:

https://sites.google.com/site/kennnick/autodynereceiver

Mike N5JKY
OK City

On Apr 23, 2013, at 9:11 PM, Tom Sevart <n2uhc@rlrnews.com> wrote:

On 04/23/2013 20:59, Robert 'RC' Conley wrote:

sounds like the VRX-1 receiver
I was thinking SS-40, but the schematic and parts list is vastly
different. I thought it was the SS-40 I did a beta build on, but now I
remember I beta built the VRX-1 and I replaced the crystal with a 10.000
MHZ crystal to see if I could pick up WWV on it. I don't remember if I
changed some of the other components for 10 MHZ or not.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


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4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links



Re: Mystery project

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Maybe you were building something like the autodyne receiver Nick WA5BDU described:

https://sites.google.com/site/kennnick/autodynereceiver

Mike N5JKY
OK City

On Apr 23, 2013, at 9:11 PM, Tom Sevart <n2uhc@rlrnews.com> wrote:

On 04/23/2013 20:59, Robert 'RC' Conley wrote:

sounds like the VRX-1 receiver
I was thinking SS-40, but the schematic and parts list is vastly
different. I thought it was the SS-40 I did a beta build on, but now I
remember I beta built the VRX-1 and I replaced the crystal with a 10.000
MHZ crystal to see if I could pick up WWV on it. I don't remember if I
changed some of the other components for 10 MHZ or not.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


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4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links



Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.


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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


FIELD DAY JUNE 22,23 2013

Robert
 

I HAVE RESERVED TWO CAMPSITES @ WESTON BEND STATE PARK, NEAR WESTON MO.
FOR THIS YEARS QRP FIELD DAY OUTING, ALL ARE WELCOME, THERE ARE STILL OTHER SITES AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION AT THIS TIME. I HAVE RESERVED SITE 29 AND 32, THIS SHOULD ACCOMMODATE 2 CAMPERS AND 2 TENTS.

BERT

N0YJ


Re: Mystery project

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 04/23/2013 20:59, Robert 'RC' Conley wrote:

sounds like the VRX-1 receiver
I was thinking SS-40, but the schematic and parts list is vastly different. I thought it was the SS-40 I did a beta build on, but now I remember I beta built the VRX-1 and I replaced the crystal with a 10.000 MHZ crystal to see if I could pick up WWV on it. I don't remember if I changed some of the other components for 10 MHZ or not.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Mystery project

Jim Kortge
 

On 4/23/2013 9:55 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
Anyone else have this happen?

I was digging through my electronic junk containers looking for a
speaker when I came across a metal candy container. Thinking it was
just an empty box I picked it up to put it with other empty boxes.
However, this one had something in it. I opened it up to find a
Manhattan-built something or other that I built years ago.
Unfortunately I can't remember what it was. It's got a polyvaricon
tuning cap, a 10.000 MHZ crystal, and TDA7052 audio amp connected to a
3.5mm phone jack.

I think it's a receiver, but I'm not totally sure. I think I'll either
need to reverse engineer this, look through all the schematics &
projects on my computer, or just try to remember what project this was.

Tom,

My guess is that it is a direct conversion WWV receiver on 10 MHz.

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: Mystery project

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

sounds like the VRX-1 receiver


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...> wrote:
 

Anyone else have this happen?

I was digging through my electronic junk containers looking for a
speaker when I came across a metal candy container. Thinking it was
just an empty box I picked it up to put it with other empty boxes.
However, this one had something in it. I opened it up to find a
Manhattan-built something or other that I built years ago.
Unfortunately I can't remember what it was. It's got a polyvaricon
tuning cap, a 10.000 MHZ crystal, and TDA7052 audio amp connected to a
3.5mm phone jack.

I think it's a receiver, but I'm not totally sure. I think I'll either
need to reverse engineer this, look through all the schematics &
projects on my computer, or just try to remember what project this was.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




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enjoy the day


Mystery project

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Anyone else have this happen?

I was digging through my electronic junk containers looking for a speaker when I came across a metal candy container. Thinking it was just an empty box I picked it up to put it with other empty boxes. However, this one had something in it. I opened it up to find a Manhattan-built something or other that I built years ago. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was. It's got a polyvaricon tuning cap, a 10.000 MHZ crystal, and TDA7052 audio amp connected to a 3.5mm phone jack.

I think it's a receiver, but I'm not totally sure. I think I'll either need to reverse engineer this, look through all the schematics & projects on my computer, or just try to remember what project this was.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Thanks to all de KH6BB (Op. WD9F)

Woody Hester
 

Band conditions to CONUS were very poor this morning. High noise level and most sigs very weak. Put in about two hours of operating on 12, 15, 17 and 20. Made about twenty Qs and happy to work Terry (WA0ITP) at about an S-3. We were running 100W on 12 and 17 and 400W on 15 and 20 into the Discone antenna on the ship's bow. Thanks to those We worked, those who tried and thanks to my awesome BMARC host Bill (KH6OO). We had a great time operating and exploring Mighty Mo (behind the scenes with flashlights!) 72 / 73!

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Re: FDIM 24 days away and counting

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Yep, I was looking forward to my second grand 4SQRP / Dayton adventure and so was really bummed to hear that all the rooms were taken well before registration even started.  As I'm nearing 65, I feel more and more authorized to go into my cranky old man mode and this is one of those times.

Sure, there may be cancellations, but how do you plan a major four day trip around "maybe there will be a cancellation"? 

I'm sure it's not QRP ARCI's fault or anyone else's, but still unfortunate.

73-

Nick, WA5BDU

On 4/22/2013 6:59 PM, Jay Bromley wrote:
 

Hi Guys,

Are you still pumped up from Ozarkcon and needing another QRP fix?

 

Well FDIM is quickly approaching and Dayton Hamfest is an added plus for you scroungers.  If you never been to FDIM before, you are missing on heck of a great time!  Here is all the info:  http://www.qrparci.org/fdim  Every year about half the attendees are first timers, so don’t be shy in coming.  Consider bringing someone to share rooms and expenses with! 

 







Re: 4S-Link

Jay Bromley <jayw5jay@...>
 

Terry beat me to the punch here, hi.  Darrel use them and the rubber bands do indeed work super!  A few tack jobs and then go back and make them have the proper concave/fillet J

 

Great having the pictures to reference to!!

 

73 de jay/w5jay..

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP




Rubber bands as shown on the photo page work well and are easy to employ.    http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/4s-link/4s-link%20photopage.html

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

 

 
 

----- Original Message -----

 

I've haven't started building mine yet, but Rex at QRPMaine sells these little gizmos for helping solder PC board enclosures:

 

 

I've used them and find them really helpful at keeping things square… maybe for this kit, too? 

 

No financial connection, etc., just a happy customer of Rex.

 

72/73,

Mike N5JKY

OKC

 

On Apr 23, 2013, at 3:54 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:



 

 

Jerry mailed it yesterday and I received the kit this morning.  Started building it about 2 this afternoon and by 3 I was in final assembly of the case.  If I ever build another of these, I'll use the blue painter's tape to hold the pieces together for soldering rather than Scotch tape.  Had a bugger of a time getting all the tape residue off the nice shiny black surfaces - LOL.  

 

 

Jim - W0EB

 

 





Re: 4S-Link

WA0ITP
 

Rubber bands as shown on the photo page work well and are easy to employ.    http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/4s-link/4s-link%20photopage.html
 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP 
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S-Link

I've haven't started building mine yet, but Rex at QRPMaine sells these little gizmos for helping solder PC board enclosures:


I've used them and find them really helpful at keeping things square… maybe for this kit, too? 

No financial connection, etc., just a happy customer of Rex.

72/73,
Mike N5JKY
OKC

On Apr 23, 2013, at 3:54 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

 

Jerry mailed it yesterday and I received the kit this morning.  Started building it about 2 this afternoon and by 3 I was in final assembly of the case.  If I ever build another of these, I'll use the blue painter's tape to hold the pieces together for soldering rather than Scotch tape.  Had a bugger of a time getting all the tape residue off the nice shiny black surfaces - LOL.  
 
 
Jim - W0EB



Re: 4S-Link

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

I've haven't started building mine yet, but Rex at QRPMaine sells these little gizmos for helping solder PC board enclosures:


I've used them and find them really helpful at keeping things square… maybe for this kit, too? 

No financial connection, etc., just a happy customer of Rex.

72/73,
Mike N5JKY
OKC

On Apr 23, 2013, at 3:54 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

 

Jerry mailed it yesterday and I received the kit this morning.  Started building it about 2 this afternoon and by 3 I was in final assembly of the case.  If I ever build another of these, I'll use the blue painter's tape to hold the pieces together for soldering rather than Scotch tape.  Had a bugger of a time getting all the tape residue off the nice shiny black surfaces - LOL.  
 
 
Jim - W0EB



4S-Link

Jim Sheldon
 

Jerry mailed it yesterday and I received the kit this morning.  Started building it about 2 this afternoon and by 3 I was in final assembly of the case.  If I ever build another of these, I'll use the blue painter's tape to hold the pieces together for soldering rather than Scotch tape.  Had a bugger of a time getting all the tape residue off the nice shiny black surfaces - LOL.  
 
Kit was missing (or I lost it in my shag carpet) one of the .01 caps.  No biggie as I have a well stocked parts bin and one was readily available.  Hooked it between my laptop and the KX3 to test things out.  Everything worked just like it was supposed to and the little box already has a place in the carrying case for the extra accessories.
 
Jim - W0EB
 


Re: Pig Rig Question

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

It is a choke on you 13.8v power coming in. look at you picture in Kitsand parts.com
showing it inline.  Dick N0tgr

From: Lee Mairs (SAG)
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:34 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig Question
 
I'm about to get #157 out into the pen and oinking, but I am stumped.
The Parts List calls for L7 a black FT50-75 toroid. I have the toroid in my
kit, but I cannot find out its location on the board or the instructions as
to how to wind it.

Can anybody give me a hand?

73 de Lee
KM4YY


Re: Anybody hearing KH6BB

Kent Trimble, K9ZTV
 

Actually it was NK6A, and he was pounding into Missouri.

But no copy yet on KH6BB.

73,

Kent  K9ZTV



On 4/23/2013 2:39 PM, Someone wrote:
Think I just heard him work N6KA and get a 339 report.
Very, very light here in IN.