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Re: Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

Forget services  and $2K machines.....
print your own PCBs and etch on your kitchen table with muriatic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

http://www.learnmorsecode.com/laminator/hotcakes.html
http://www.learnmorsecode.com/DC/index.html
http://www.learnmorsecode.com/regen/00regen.html



On 08/21/2018 04:17 PM, Mike D wrote:
You are probably a one day shipping point from Mouser in DFW, so parts should not be an issue.

PCBs can be made rathet cheaply with services like OSHpark in chicago, and nice cnc pcb machines are incredibly cheap these days.  A new bantam machine is only $2k.  Not much of an investment compared to test equipment.

Mik

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 11:16 AM Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:
I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 


Re: Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Mike D
 

You are probably a one day shipping point from Mouser in DFW, so parts should not be an issue.

PCBs can be made rathet cheaply with services like OSHpark in chicago, and nice cnc pcb machines are incredibly cheap these days.  A new bantam machine is only $2k.  Not much of an investment compared to test equipment.

Mik

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 11:16 AM Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:
I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 


Re: Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

About building up your junk box......
New parts cost pennies now.
As an example ..... 2,990 for $32......

Just peeking at how any DIY, MAKER, ham radio tinkerer can jump into electronics
for less than $40.

capacitors...pico..nano...microfarad...
diodes... 1N4148 signal diodes  thru power diodes
NPN and PNP transistors
inductors
resistors

This was BANGGOOD.com

EBAY provides comparable pricing.

I test everything I solder on a board and have only VERY rarely had
a component that was out of specification of its markings so I trust this stuff.
All I know is it works.
I've heard Cuba and France on $4 of these parts on home brew radios.

73 Rob KB3BYT
 


On 08/21/2018 01:22 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
Frank,

Yes. This is a good place to ask the types of questions you mention. There are many talented designers here in addition to many kit builders.

As for a source of schematics or projects you could look through issues of various ham magazines, etc. to find a project that interests you. To see if you like doing this sort of building you might choose something simpler that is available in kit form where the schematics, etc. are online and then source your own parts to build it without the ready made pcb. This could be done breadboarding with perf board, using "Manhattan" construction (search for articles), etc. The advantage to trying it this way first is you know the circuit design itself is solid and you can concentrate on your building technique.

When you go to buy parts you might buy extras of common items so you can gradually build up your "junk box" so you'll have some supplies ready for project #2!

Tim N9PUZ

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:16 AM Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:
I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 

Re: Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Tim N9PUZ
 

Frank,

Yes. This is a good place to ask the types of questions you mention. There are many talented designers here in addition to many kit builders.

As for a source of schematics or projects you could look through issues of various ham magazines, etc. to find a project that interests you. To see if you like doing this sort of building you might choose something simpler that is available in kit form where the schematics, etc. are online and then source your own parts to build it without the ready made pcb. This could be done breadboarding with perf board, using "Manhattan" construction (search for articles), etc. The advantage to trying it this way first is you know the circuit design itself is solid and you can concentrate on your building technique.

When you go to buy parts you might buy extras of common items so you can gradually build up your "junk box" so you'll have some supplies ready for project #2!

Tim N9PUZ


On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:16 AM Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:
I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 

Re: Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Bob Nelson
 

Frank, I think I understand ur thought.
Call me at 701-880-8841, and I think I
can be of some help.

73 - Bob, K6KL


On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:16:41 AM CDT, Frank Artieta <73tuudefrank@...> wrote:


I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 

Hello :) I would like to scratch build some of my gear ! And Have questions !

Frank Artieta
 

I do not know if this is the proper  place for such questions !
If not I hope to be informed and I will search elsewhere !
 
I buy kits
 The reasons being 
Everything is in one place
Someone has gone to effort rounding everything up !
Some kits have very high quality engineering !
Wonderful pc boards !
Likely a much better value buying a kit than doing from scratch for even many more reasons !
 
But I think
 
If a fella had a bill of materials
schematics
A knowledge of , The where and what , to obtain the components !
 
If this is a good place for such questions !
I will have more to follow !
If not a good place I would appreciate knowing so I can seek my fortunes elsewhere :)
 
73 de Frank kd5ald 

Re: WTB: Soup'er Up'er

WS1K
 

Thank you, Jess but I have located one!
73,
Jon

Re: WTB: Soup'er Up'er

Jess Gypin
 

I do if no one else replies

On Aug 21, 2018, at 6:14 AM, WS1K <jhjesse@...> wrote:

Does anyone have a spare Soup'er Up'er kit or built that they would like to sell?
Thanks,
Jon WS1K

WTB: Soup'er Up'er

WS1K
 

Does anyone have a spare Soup'er Up'er kit or built that they would like to sell?
Thanks,
Jon WS1K

Re: Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Bob Parr
 

A sad day. My first kit radio. Won't be my last! Thanks guys!!!

de KG5GTE

I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the
kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want
to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing
and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who
took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared
ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits
available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my
primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due
to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating
with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.


73


Everett
N5MZX


Agent 038


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 8/22/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 22 August 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: Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Frank Artieta
 

de Frank Kd5ald
I do want to express my thanks !
To  Mr Larry AB0AH Mr Jim N5IB and each and everyone else who had anything at all to do with the Bayou Jumper Kit !
I personally can't imagine such an endeavor !
If happiness is a barrel of monkeys !
I bet rounding up sorting packaging , sending out and all the other things !
I bet that could be like a barrel of snakes :)
I just want to say that !
I am Very happy and appreciative for it ever having been :)
TNX ES 73

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek@...> wrote:
Sorry to hear of the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. I was hoping that there were still a few kits in stock. I guess I'll have to find someone that wishes to sell theirs. That is an excellent rig. Perhaps I will find one somewhere.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK



From: Everett Catlin via Groups.Io <everettcatlin=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Hi Lee
Thanks for the e-mail. Sorry to hear about the health problems. I am 69 over weight and have a few problems. Still kickin. If you you visit my QRZ page you will see the Bayou Jumper In all of its glory. It must have been a fascinating and dangerous time for the OSS. I have worked 22 states with it on a fan dipole that is only 22 feet high. sorry I have to make this short but wife needs me. Be happy to talk to you again at length about BJ.

73
everett n5mzx


On Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:29:38 PM UTC, Leland Lannoye <wa9aoe@...> wrote:


Dear Everett:
I wish I had known about this radio when some friends and I became fascinated with Churchill's Spies of Netflix fame.  I have decided to set up a Cricket 30 to duplicate the B2 radio.  Sorry about your health issues.  I have been cleaning up after medical disasters since 1972.  My first wife was a multiple cerebral hemorrhage patient (seven all together).  My current spouse has  and is a year out of endometrial cancer.
Would love th get some additional input from you.
Lee, WA9AOE
On 08/20/18 10:31, Everett Catlin via Groups.Io wrote:
I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.

73

Everett
N5MZX

Agent 038



Re: Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Sorry to hear of the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. I was hoping that there were still a few kits in stock. I guess I'll have to find someone that wishes to sell theirs. That is an excellent rig. Perhaps I will find one somewhere.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK



From: Everett Catlin via Groups.Io <everettcatlin@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Hi Lee
Thanks for the e-mail. Sorry to hear about the health problems. I am 69 over weight and have a few problems. Still kickin. If you you visit my QRZ page you will see the Bayou Jumper In all of its glory. It must have been a fascinating and dangerous time for the OSS. I have worked 22 states with it on a fan dipole that is only 22 feet high. sorry I have to make this short but wife needs me. Be happy to talk to you again at length about BJ.

73
everett n5mzx


On Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:29:38 PM UTC, Leland Lannoye <wa9aoe@...> wrote:


Dear Everett:
I wish I had known about this radio when some friends and I became fascinated with Churchill's Spies of Netflix fame.  I have decided to set up a Cricket 30 to duplicate the B2 radio.  Sorry about your health issues.  I have been cleaning up after medical disasters since 1972.  My first wife was a multiple cerebral hemorrhage patient (seven all together).  My current spouse has  and is a year out of endometrial cancer.
Would love th get some additional input from you.
Lee, WA9AOE
On 08/20/18 10:31, Everett Catlin via Groups.Io wrote:
I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.

73

Everett
N5MZX

Agent 038


WTB AA0ZZ Enclosure

Clark WU4B
 

You snooze, you loose....

Have a need for on the purple Large enclosure kits.  If anyone has one excess to their needs, please contact me off list:  clark DOT macaulay @ gmail.com.

Tnx & 72,

Clark, WU4B

Re: Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Everett Catlin
 

Hi Lee
Thanks for the e-mail. Sorry to hear about the health problems. I am 69 over weight and have a few problems. Still kickin. If you you visit my QRZ page you will see the Bayou Jumper In all of its glory. It must have been a fascinating and dangerous time for the OSS. I have worked 22 states with it on a fan dipole that is only 22 feet high. sorry I have to make this short but wife needs me. Be happy to talk to you again at length about BJ.

73
everett n5mzx


On Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:29:38 PM UTC, Leland Lannoye <wa9aoe@...> wrote:


Dear Everett:

I wish I had known about this radio when some friends and I became fascinated with Churchill's Spies of Netflix fame.  I have decided to set up a Cricket 30 to duplicate the B2 radio.  Sorry about your health issues.  I have been cleaning up after medical disasters since 1972.  My first wife was a multiple cerebral hemorrhage patient (seven all together).  My current spouse has  and is a year out of endometrial cancer.

Would love th get some additional input from you.

Lee, WA9AOE

On 08/20/18 10:31, Everett Catlin via Groups.Io wrote:
I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.

73

Everett
N5MZX

Agent 038

Re: Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Leland Lannoye
 

Dear Everett:

I wish I had known about this radio when some friends and I became fascinated with Churchill's Spies of Netflix fame.  I have decided to set up a Cricket 30 to duplicate the B2 radio.  Sorry about your health issues.  I have been cleaning up after medical disasters since 1972.  My first wife was a multiple cerebral hemorrhage patient (seven all together).  My current spouse has fibromyalgia and is a year out of endometrial cancer.

Would love th get some additional input from you.

Lee, WA9AOE

On 08/20/18 10:31, Everett Catlin via Groups.Io wrote:
I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.

73

Everett
N5MZX

Agent 038

Retirement of Bayou Jumper

Everett Catlin
 

I was sorry to see the retirement of the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have ever built since 1964 this one was the most fun. I want to thank Jim (N5IB), Dave (NM0S) and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting a fine radio. I want to thank all the individuals who took time to Elmer those who were having problems or just shared ideas with others. Thanks to the Club for making high quality kits available to us. On my QRZ page I list my Bayou Jumper as my primary rig and my IC-718 as my back up. I don't operate much due to health problems but will make an effort to do more operating with the BJ. Hope to see you on the air.

73

Everett
N5MZX

Agent 038

Sad it is gone

Everett Catlin
 

Going to miss miss the Bayou Jumper. Of all the kits I have built I am the most proud of this one. I want to thank the 4SQRP Club for for there efforts and will continue to use mine and have fun. Thanks to my Elmer ( You know who you are) as you helped me make it one of the finest built. Also last and not least kudos to Jim (N5IB) , Dave (NM0S), and Larry Hastings for designing and kitting the Bayou Jumper.

73

Everett N5MZX

Agent #038

Re: Brutus Bas

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the info Chas
Very nice to see our neighbors talking about us!
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 2:07 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
We got some traction in Oklahoma.  Scroll down the page a little.


72,

Chas - NK8O

Brutus Bas

Charles W. Powell
 

We got some traction in Oklahoma.  Scroll down the page a little.


72,

Chas - NK8O