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Re: measuring polivaricons

Paul Smith
 

An LCR meter from ebay for 12 dollars including a clear enclosure. I have been measuring known caps and it seems to work correctly

de Paul N0NBD


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of ussv dharma via Groups.Io <ussvdharma@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
 
what meter is all the shouting about ?


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

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On Sat, 7/14/18, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
 To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
 Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:29 PM
 
 
 
 Measure to the
 center, from either side... that gives both sections values.
 Those two values may then be figured to be in parallel or
 not.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
 
 Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:11 AM
 
 To: 4SQRP@groups.io
 
 Subject: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
  
 
 
 
 A few weeks ago I
 ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today.
 It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and
 bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to
 put on some pants and
  shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the
 polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250
 policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to
 measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.
 What say you de
 Paul N0NBD
 
 
 
 
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Re: measuring polivaricons

Frank Perkins
 

Paul's Polivaricons are distant cousins of the Ornithopters.  :-)
Frank

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 12:34 PM ussv dharma via Groups.Io <ussvdharma=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
what meter is all the shouting about ?


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

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On Sat, 7/14/18, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
 To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
 Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:29 PM



 Measure to the
 center, from either side... that gives both sections values.
 Those two values may then be figured to be in parallel or
 not.









 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 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>

 Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:11 AM

 To: 4SQRP@groups.io

 Subject: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
  



 A few weeks ago I
 ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today.
 It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and
 bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to
 put on some pants and
  shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the
 polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250
 policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to
 measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.
 What say you de
 Paul N0NBD




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Re: measuring polivaricons

ussv dharma
 

what meter is all the shouting about ?


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

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On Sat, 7/14/18, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:29 PM



Measure to the
center, from either side... that gives both sections values.
Those two values may then be figured to be in parallel or
not.









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 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>

Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:11 AM

To: 4SQRP@groups.io

Subject: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
 



A few weeks ago I
ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today.
It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and
bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to
put on some pants and
shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the
polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250
policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to
measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.
What say you de
Paul N0NBD




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Re: measuring polivaricons

Howard Weinstein <wa3mck@...>
 

Hi Paul et al,
I’ve got one... best twelve bucks I ever spent.
Forget the pants and shoes! Just go purchase a battery and start measuring all of your components... you’ll have a blast with your new meter! You won’t sleep for days due to the fun you will experience!
Howie WA3MCK 




"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”

On Jul 14, 2018, at 13:11, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

A few weeks ago I ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today. It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to put on some pants and shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250 policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.

What say you de Paul N0NBD


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Re: measuring polivaricons

Dale Putnam
 

Measure to the center, from either side... that gives both sections values. Those two values may then be figured to be in parallel or not.


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 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:11 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] measuring polivaricons
 

A few weeks ago I ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today. It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to put on some pants and shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250 policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.

What say you de Paul N0NBD


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measuring polivaricons

Paul Smith
 

A few weeks ago I ordered a 12 dollar LCR meter from China., It arrived today. It even came with a clear pexiglass  case that snaps and bolts together like the 4sqrp enclosures. Cool!  I have to put on some pants and shoes and go buy a 9 V battery. What terminals on the polivaricons are measured for capacitance?    I have 250 policaps that I think are the correct ones but would like to measure them and the smaller ones that came in here.

What say you de Paul N0NBD


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The email is bob@luetzow.us

Robert
 

The email is bob@...


Anyone have a SAVXO for sale - any condition

Robert
 

Anyone have a SAVXO for sale - any condition.  Send price and info to  "bob@...     Thank you,  Bob K6ZLU -  Lytle Creek, Ca


Re: Sam Neal N5AF SK

Curt
 

Very sad to hear Sam is SK.  We had a lot of QRPp QSOs over the past few years.  Will miss him a lot.

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Sam Neal N5AF SK

dekle <dekle@...>
 


I'm going to miss Sam.
He really liked QRP and he liked QRPp even more.
Here's an old post from Sam:
 

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

Hello,

Mr Kennely & Mr Heaviside's layer likes me!!! About an hour prior to the net I worked Wayne KC0PMH with me running 500 mW output from the MFJ-9040 as measured on one of two factory wired/calibrated WM-2 QRP Watt-meters. Very good signals.

After that QSO, I worked Bill KV6Z in Claremore, OK, starting out at 500 mW, and slowly lowering the power in steps down to 200 mW, 100 mW, 50 mW, 20 mW & 10 Milliwatts. He was an honest 599 plus running 5 Watts and he copied my QRPp signals down to 20 mW where the copy was still good. At 10 mW, copy was " ruff ". This was one of my best ever " how low can you go " nights on 40 meters.

No chirps with the lower Voltages although the frequency varied slightly was the Voltage was lowered on the MFJ-9040. Today I dusted off ( literally! ) my one tube crystal controlled 40 meter transmitter ( The 'Lil Giant from 1970's/1980's QST with a 6T9 Compactron tube  It was later in the ARRL Handbook also). It runs  4 Watts output and it is now hooked up and on the desk ready for QSOs with crystals in the 7100 range at 7101, 7104, 7106, 7117, 7120 & 7122 ( with a "band edge orphan" on 7125 also ).

When Wayne started the net, conditions had changed and I had to up the power to 1 Watt to check in to the 4SQRP Net. If anyone wants to try  some more QRPp QSOs on 40 during daylight/early evening hours, drop me an e-mail. I have one of those jobs with a 7 day week-end.

73,

Sam Neal  N5AF

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Thanks for the fun Sam,
 
Bill
KV6Z

 

 

----- Original Message -----
From: JW Stevens
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:49 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Sam Neal N5AF SK

It is with great sorrow that I report Sam Neal, N5AF, became a Silent Key yesterday after a lengthy illness.  Sam was a long time member and supporter of the 4SQRP group and could be found frequently on 7122 for a QSO or the nets. His QRP rigs or 7W QRO from the AC-1 was always S9 here in South Louisiana.

Sam was an active VEC for many years helping literally thousands obtain their amateur radio licenses. He was a fine gentleman and he will be missed.

73 and Rest in Peace, my old friend.

73 John K5JS

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Re: 40m Net

Mike Scheidt
 

Didn’t hear you at all last night Bill.  I note no other KS stations checked in.  Oh well, oh well.  Will try again next week.

 

Mike

N0XM

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of dekle
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net

 

Pretty noisy tonight but still got several.

QNIs tonight:

W7KFI          Susan     MS
WA9PWP     Paul         WI
WB9DLC      Mike        IN
W2SH          Chas        NJ
N4DR           Marc        MD
KD0WF        Jim           MO
KV6Z            Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


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Re: Sam Neal N5AF SK

WA0ITP
 

Thank you John,

I worked Sam many times, on the nets and elsewhere.  He will indeed be missed.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 7/12/2018 9:49 AM, JW Stevens wrote:

It is with great sorrow that I report Sam Neal, N5AF, became a Silent Key yesterday after a lengthy illness.  Sam was a long time member and supporter of the 4SQRP group and could be found frequently on 7122 for a QSO or the nets. His QRP rigs or 7W QRO from the AC-1 was always S9 here in South Louisiana.

Sam was an active VEC for many years helping literally thousands obtain their amateur radio licenses. He was a fine gentleman and he will be missed.

73 and Rest in Peace, my old friend.

73 John K5JS


Re: Sam Neal N5AF SK

Wayne Dillon
 

Sam one one FB operator, I remember his always checking into the Wednesday evening net when I was NCS, He was indeed one of natures gentlemen and the world is a sadder place because of his passing. I did not know of his VEC activities but I can only imagine that anyone who had the great good fortune to come into contact with Sam would have had his or her life changed in a very positive way.
73 and rest in peace my friend, you will be sorely missed.

On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 9:49 AM, JW Stevens <jwstevens@...> wrote:
It is with great sorrow that I report Sam Neal, N5AF, became a Silent Key yesterday after a lengthy illness.  Sam was a long time member and supporter of the 4SQRP group and could be found frequently on 7122 for a QSO or the nets. His QRP rigs or 7W QRO from the AC-1 was always S9 here in South Louisiana.

Sam was an active VEC for many years helping literally thousands obtain their amateur radio licenses. He was a fine gentleman and he will be missed.

73 and Rest in Peace, my old friend.

73 John K5JS




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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


Sam Neal N5AF SK

JW Stevens
 

It is with great sorrow that I report Sam Neal, N5AF, became a Silent Key yesterday after a lengthy illness.  Sam was a long time member and supporter of the 4SQRP group and could be found frequently on 7122 for a QSO or the nets. His QRP rigs or 7W QRO from the AC-1 was always S9 here in South Louisiana.

Sam was an active VEC for many years helping literally thousands obtain their amateur radio licenses. He was a fine gentleman and he will be missed.

73 and Rest in Peace, my old friend.

73 John K5JS


80 Meter net

Paul Smith
 

I called and called the net and at 845 I called it good I had one checkin KV6Z Bill came in after he finished the 40 Meter net. Maybe better next week. The solar flux was a fair number yesterday but all the bands seemed a little funky and FAST qsb.

de PAUL N0NBD



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Re: 40m Net

Paul Smith
 

Beautiful key lucky owner!

My keys are always on the desk. A 1924 Vibroplex Blue Racer and a Begali Spark!

Paul


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 

Wow - a very nice looking key.
I wonder if we should have a straight key night for the net.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

Bill,
  Here’s the straight key I switched to. A Stampfl STM-7 “Swiss Army Key.”
 
Stampfl key 3
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: dekle
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Pretty noisy tonight but still got several.

QNIs tonight:

W7KFI          Susan     MS
WA9PWP     Paul         WI
WB9DLC      Mike        IN
W2SH          Chas        NJ
N4DR           Marc        MD
KD0WF        Jim           MO
KV6Z            Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

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Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Wow - a very nice looking key.
I wonder if we should have a straight key night for the net.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net

Bill,
  Here’s the straight key I switched to. A Stampfl STM-7 “Swiss Army Key.”
 
Stampfl key 3
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: dekle
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Pretty noisy tonight but still got several.

QNIs tonight:

W7KFI          Susan     MS
WA9PWP     Paul         WI
WB9DLC      Mike        IN
W2SH          Chas        NJ
N4DR           Marc        MD
KD0WF        Jim           MO
KV6Z            Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z

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Re: 40m Net

Paul Goemans
 

Bill,
  Here’s the straight key I switched to. A Stampfl STM-7 “Swiss Army Key.”
 
Stampfl key 3
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: dekle
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Pretty noisy tonight but still got several.

QNIs tonight:

W7KFI          Susan     MS
WA9PWP     Paul         WI
WB9DLC      Mike        IN
W2SH          Chas        NJ
N4DR           Marc        MD
KD0WF        Jim           MO
KV6Z            Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Pretty noisy tonight but still got several.

QNIs tonight:

W7KFI          Susan     MS
WA9PWP     Paul         WI
WB9DLC      Mike        IN
W2SH          Chas        NJ
N4DR           Marc        MD
KD0WF        Jim           MO
KV6Z            Bill           OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody - see you next week.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 7/11/18 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 11 July 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.