Date   

Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Bob Parr
 

Does that mean that on the top the LEDs will be labeled wrong? That is now the red will be labeled FWD.

For tuning, I assume I go by light color not the label.

Bob
KG5GTE

Hi Kent


Well you have the right idea but must have a short or bridged
solder joint or just a bad solder joint...I don't know how this can


happen and have the Green led work like it should. theres only a
few parts in that part of circuit...so check the parts with ohm
meter.


So far it has always been OP ERROR.


73 de Bob z KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@hotmail.com>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2018 3:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?


Hi All,

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs. I
tuned as indicated in the manual:


1. Switch indicator OUT.

2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.

3. Switch indicator IN.

4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go off? I was able to get
the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really
change intensity. Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the
red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very
bright. Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor
(Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5
(L). My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH. I was able
to measure continuity at each lug. I think I read that we were
suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.
Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF



Re: 40m Net

Gary / af7t
 

Bill,

Lots of QRN and QSB on sigs in SC tonite. I heard AB4QL 55N/5NN and K3ESE up to 55N. Unfortunately your sigs were ESP to 53N. I responded to your QNI several times but just couldn't make it with the end fed wire.

Maybe next week.

73,
Gary/w0gx


On Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 10:24 PM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
Not too bad tonight.
Got 8 QNIs
I know there was at least 1 station I just could not copy - maybe next time.
Also, I heard Susan - W7KFI calling CQ before the net but she didn't QNI.
Anyhow, here's the list:

N0NBD         Paul       KS
AB4QL         Barry     AL
K3ESE         Lloyd     MD
WA8REI       Ken        MI
KA8ONW     Mark       MI
N0XM           Mike       KS
K0FHG         Bob       MO
KD5RJZ        Mike     Tulsa, OK (and it wasn't easy! - HI)
KV6Z            Bill        OK (NCS)

Thanks all - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Not too bad tonight.
Got 8 QNIs
I know there was at least 1 station I just could not copy - maybe next time.
Also, I heard Susan - W7KFI calling CQ before the net but she didn't QNI.
Anyhow, here's the list:

N0NBD         Paul       KS
AB4QL         Barry     AL
K3ESE         Lloyd     MD
WA8REI       Ken        MI
KA8ONW     Mark       MI
N0XM           Mike       KS
K0FHG         Bob       MO
KD5RJZ        Mike     Tulsa, OK (and it wasn't easy! - HI)
KV6Z            Bill        OK (NCS)

Thanks all - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 6/6/18 #cal-notice

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Hi Mike,
 
It was a struggle but I did get your call finally so you're in the log.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike D
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 6/6/18 #cal-notice

Well I tried for the full QRP experience during the net tonight.  An old argonaut and 70 feet of wire from a scrap bin, but the QRM got the best of me!  Maybe next week hihi.
73 de KD5RJZ

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.



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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 6/6/18 #cal-notice

Mike D
 

Well I tried for the full QRP experience during the net tonight.  An old argonaut and 70 feet of wire from a scrap bin, but the QRM got the best of me!  Maybe next week hihi.
73 de KD5RJZ

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 6/6/18 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.


Re: Boomers in IA, I'm unhooked

Paul Smith
 

ok keep safe



Sent from Outlook




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:38 AM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] Boomers in IA, I'm unhooked
 
Big Boomers and a big storm front are just North of my QTH.  60 - 70 mph
winds and lots of lightning in these dudes.  So I unhooked the antennas
and will ride it out on the sofa, or in the basement if needed.

Won't be checking into the nets tonight.  Hope others can tho, and that
the nets are good for the NCSs.

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





Boomers in IA, I'm unhooked

WA0ITP
 

Big Boomers and a big storm front are just North of my QTH.  60 - 70 mph winds and lots of lightning in these dudes.  So I unhooked the antennas and will ride it out on the sofa, or in the basement if needed.

Won't be checking into the nets tonight.  Hope others can tho, and that the nets are good for the NCSs.

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


Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Bob Zolecki
 

Yes it is

On Jun 6, 2018, at 4:31 PM, ussv dharma via Groups.Io <ussvdharma=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

is the 4s tuner kit available yet


If you don't change direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're headed!!

MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA (Ret.)
W7KFI-5 & AFZ4SM


--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 6/6/18, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@hotmail.com> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12:18 PM

Hi All,

I finished
my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs. I
tuned as indicated in the manual:



1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most
band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was
not able to get the red light to go off? I was
able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light
did not really change intensity. Ideally, I know that
you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get
very dim, while green gets very bright. Just curious
what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when
I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at
lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).
My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH. I was
able to measure continuity at each lug. I think I read
that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both
ways in the photo. Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF






Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Retired Doc
 

OK...looks like it was a bad cable that was causing the problems.  I switched it out, and am able to get the Red LED to get very dim, and a power meter indicated that I was getting 1:1.2.  That is not as good as my MFJ 941E in the same setup.  Can we alter the trimmer caps from minimum on the back of the Polyvericons in order to dial it in a little better?


Looks like Bob called it...OP Error. :-(((.


Thanks, for all the help form Paul, Dale, cornhusker, and Bob.  I think I have it sorted.


Yes, MSgt. Meckley the 4S-Tuners are back in stock.  I just got this one a few days ago.  :-))


Kent KC9LIF




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 

Hi Paul,


Yes, I did see the addendum, and double checked to be sure that they were correctly placed.   LED2= FWD, and LED1 = REV, and are correctly placed per Addendum.  Thanks.


Kent KC9LIF




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:53 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Say Kent,
  You did see the addendum to the assembly manual? The LED colors are reversed on page 9 of the assembly manual.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:18 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Hi All,

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF

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Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Retired Doc
 

Hi Paul,


Yes, I did see the addendum, and double checked to be sure that they were correctly placed.   LED2= FWD, and LED1 = REV, and are correctly placed per Addendum.  Thanks.


Kent KC9LIF




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:53 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Say Kent,
  You did see the addendum to the assembly manual? The LED colors are reversed on page 9 of the assembly manual.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:18 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Hi All,

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF

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Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Paul Goemans
 

Say Kent,
  You did see the addendum to the assembly manual? The LED colors are reversed on page 9 of the assembly manual.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Kent Berglund PhD
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:18 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Hi All,

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

ussv dharma
 

is the 4s tuner kit available yet


If you don't change direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're headed!!
 
MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA (Ret.)
W7KFI-5  & AFZ4SM
 

--------------------------------------------

On Wed, 6/6/18, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@hotmail.com> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12:18 PM

Hi All, 

I finished
my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I
tuned as indicated in the manual:


 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most
band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was
not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was
able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light
did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that
you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get
very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious
what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when
I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at
lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L). 
My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was
able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read
that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both
ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Paul Goemans
 

Kent,
  At certain loads the cap tuning is very critical! Move one click in each direction on your L setting, then try tuning again.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 

From: Kent Berglund PhD
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:18 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Hi All,

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Dale Putnam
 

Well... with the wire wound backwards.. wouldn't that make the electrons dizzy against the clock... instead of dizzy with the clock, making the electrons get younger as they come out the far end????



(LOL.. sorry.. couldn't resist that..) 



Actually, an ohmeter should trace the continuity, and a real close visual should see the solder oops.

Good Luck,


Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Zolecki via Groups.Io <bobzolecki@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:52 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?
 
Hi Kent

Well you have the right idea but must have a  short or bridged solder joint or just a bad solder joint...I don't know how this can 

happen and have the Green led work like it should. theres only a few parts in that part of circuit...so check the parts with ohm meter.

So far it has always been OP ERROR.

73 de Bob z KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2018 3:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?

Hi All, 

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

cornhusker
 

Try reducing power if you can.  Sometimes even a small amount of reflected power still lights the red light if the output power is too high.  


On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 2:52 PM, Bob Zolecki via Groups.Io
<bobzolecki@...> wrote:
Hi Kent

Well you have the right idea but must have a  short or bridged solder joint or just a bad solder joint...I don't know how this can 

happen and have the Green led work like it should. theres only a few parts in that part of circuit...so check the parts with ohm meter.

So far it has always been OP ERROR.

73 de Bob z KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2018 3:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?

Hi All, 

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 6/6/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.


Re: Tuning a 10 meter dipole for 6 meters

Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich
 

Easy way....

Just hand a 6 meters wire dipole in parallel with the 10 meters antenna... Separation between the wires easily done using short cuts of PVC white pipe , or better yet use the polyethylene insulation of RG17 coax , removing the center conductor----

Tune the antenna for minimum SWR and enjoy the already nice Sporadic E summer DX season now in progress

73 and DX

Arnie Coro

CO2KK  Host of Dxers Unlimited radio hobby program at Radio Havana Cuba


On 06/06/18 15:13, Bob Macklin wrote:
Why not just cut the wire, Add crimp terminals to both sides of the cut. Then you could just reattach the 10M ends with screws.
 
The point is the 10M antenna won't work for transmitting on 6M!
 
Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Tuning a 10 meter dipole for 6 meters

Hello :) 
If all else fails :(
What I would is do is buy a couple of really good Mueller Automotive Test clips !
They sell many different models ! Their are some that are copper with stainless steel springs !
They are not very expensive !
Subtract enough wire from your 10 meter dipole so you can work 6 meters !
Cut it to where you want to work in the 6 meter band !
Then !
Add some wire with the clips on the end !
And again make the length where you were with your original 10 mtr antenna !
Just lower your antenna down and clip the clips and you have your 10 meter antenna back !
I never tried working 6 meters !
None of my hf gear goes there !
My antennas I use are fed with balanced lines to a balanced coupler !
This method of adding wire is how I work 80 meters !
I just lower it down and hook up the clamps !
73



Re: 4S-Tuner tuning?

Bob Zolecki
 

Hi Kent

Well you have the right idea but must have a  short or bridged solder joint or just a bad solder joint...I don't know how this can 

happen and have the Green led work like it should. theres only a few parts in that part of circuit...so check the parts with ohm meter.

So far it has always been OP ERROR.

73 de Bob z KR9Z


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2018 3:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] 4S-Tuner tuning?

Hi All, 

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


4S-Tuner tuning?

Retired Doc
 

Hi All, 

I finished my 4S-Tuner and I fired it up on one of my QRP rigs.  I tuned as indicated in the manual:

 
1. Switch indicator OUT.
2. Set inductance and capacitance settings to the most band noise.
3. Switch indicator IN.
4. Key the transmitter in tune mode.

I was not able to get the red light to go  off?  I was able to get the green light to get bright, but the red light did not really change intensity.  Ideally, I know that you are suppose to get the red to go out or at least get very dim, while green gets very bright.  Just curious what that might inidicate.

Also, I realized when I finished that I had wound the Inductor (Maximum on L) at lug 4 (A) and wound it CCW until I got to lug 5 (L).  My inductance range is from Lx= 6.84 to 0.45uH.  I was able to measure continuity at each lug.  I think I read that we were suppose to wind the coil CW, but I saw it both ways in the photo.  Not sure if that has an impact.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF

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