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Re: Cricket 30

Stephen Myers
 

What $15.00 Scope for my computer? Info please!

73's
Steve
de HP9SAM

Re: Cricket 30

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

Eday is where i found mine. Plugs into your usb port. Sorry for the confusion6


On Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 12:14 PM Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
I believe it  means computer and video microscope...

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 11:46 Rob via Groups.Io <roomberg=ptd.net@groups.io> wrote:
WHAT does this mean?
"15$ will get you a scope for your comp"

WHAT scope?
and
whats a "comp"

73 Rob KB3BYT




On 08/23/2018 12:40 PM, JAMES DAVIDSON wrote:
also   15$ will get you a scope for your comp.  love mine. cant build any more without it .jim kcodd 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 AM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA







Re: 40m Net

Brian Crittendon
 

Oh by the way, this is WQ8S/Mark. Brian use to use this E-Mail as AAA5MI. Then I became AAA5MI and inherited it.  The new state director doesn't want it so I'm holding it for the next one. AAV5QK Army Mars. 

Re: 40m Net

Brian Crittendon
 

Thanks for sticking with me. I had to run 50 watts to your 4. When I first called I was running 20 watts. I need to fix my OCF 160 meter dipole, But will need help.

Re: 40m Net

KD5ALD
 

Hello :) I also had my Bayou Jumper on the air last nite !
Huge SSB QRM from South America
Some really Q5 CW also when the South Americans would stop to catch air !
I really wish the net SKED times were posted in UTC !
I can get confused :)
73

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 9:07 AM griffithsesq.robert via Groups.Io <signalnaut=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I tried to check in a few times at the beginning of the net and heard you QNI W7KFI and N4DR however, my Dipole in the attic is broadside North and South and my Bayou Jumper transmits a KHz Lower than the crystal’s stated Frequency in this case, 7121. Prior to the net, I was able to work two Puerto Rican stations with the BJ on the same frequency and one gave me a report of 589 so, I think that unfortunately, most of you guys are off of the end of my Antenna. Thanks for being there. 73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths



Re: Cricket 30

Michael McEwen
 

I believe it  means computer and video microscope...


On Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 11:46 Rob via Groups.Io <roomberg=ptd.net@groups.io> wrote:
WHAT does this mean?
"15$ will get you a scope for your comp"

WHAT scope?
and
whats a "comp"

73 Rob KB3BYT




On 08/23/2018 12:40 PM, JAMES DAVIDSON wrote:
also   15$ will get you a scope for your comp.  love mine. cant build any more without it .jim kcodd 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 AM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA







Re: Cricket 30

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

WHAT does this mean?
"15$ will get you a scope for your comp"

WHAT scope?
and
whats a "comp"

73 Rob KB3BYT




On 08/23/2018 12:40 PM, JAMES DAVIDSON wrote:
also   15$ will get you a scope for your comp.  love mine. cant build any more without it .jim kcodd 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 AM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA







Re: Cricket 30

Michael McEwen
 

Link for the scope, please.  Doc K5OSA


On Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 11:40 JAMES DAVIDSON <jijvd74@...> wrote:
also   15$ will get you a scope for your comp.  love mine. cant build any more without it .jim kcodd 

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 AM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA






Re: Cricket 30

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

also   15$ will get you a scope for your comp.  love mine. cant build any more without it .jim kcodd 


On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:26 AM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA






Re: Cricket 30

Don, W9EBK
 

Richard, 
Those tiny capacitors are a great reason to buy a multimeter that has a capacitance setting. There are a bunch of them available on Amazon and Banggood for around $30. They may not be lab standard quality,  but they are incredibly close. Once you figure out how to convert Nano Farads, having one makes sorting out capacitors easy. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:

Dave,

With the aid of a bright light and a magnifying glass my 73 year old eyes found the numbers.

Thanks for your help, Richard


On 8/22/2018 10:48 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Richard-

What's marked on the other side of the capacitors?

Hope this helps.   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM, KE5RLA <ke4rla@...> wrote:
I purchased a Cricket 30 kit and discovered that 7 capacitors are not marked as shown in the assembly instructions. They are listed in the instructions as follows:

C1 - 270

C3 & C15 - 151

C4 - 221

C6 - 271

C10 & C18 - 181

What was shipped with the kit are as follows:

HC101 - 2 ea

K2J - 2 ea

K1J - 1 ea

K1K - 2 ea with different lead spacing

I can ass/u/me that the K1K's are C3 & C15 since the Builders notes state that 2 caps marked 151 have different lead spacing. I would rather know for sure.

I have not found any cross reference charts to assist me online. All is assembled except these 7 caps.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

TU es 73, Richard KE4RLA






Re: 40m Net

griffithsesq.robert
 

I tried to check in a few times at the beginning of the net and heard you QNI W7KFI and N4DR however, my Dipole in the attic is broadside North and South and my Bayou Jumper transmits a KHz Lower than the crystal’s stated Frequency in this case, 7121. Prior to the net, I was able to work two Puerto Rican stations with the BJ on the same frequency and one gave me a report of 589 so, I think that unfortunately, most of you guys are off of the end of my Antenna. Thanks for being there. 73.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths

Re: Hilltopper trouble shooting?

Dave Benson
 

Josh-

That's good news- thanks for sharing.  I'll be here.

- Dave


On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:17 AM Josh Nass - KI6NAZ <hoshnasi@...> wrote:
I think I found the culprit through some emails with Stephen.  

I swapped the install of U4, LM78M05 & Q4 NTD2955.  I am not sure how I did that as they were not part of the same stages.  We're confident that U4 is damaged so I put in an order for a few and also NTD2955 for good measure.  I'll report back when I test them out.  

Noob mistake :(

Re: Hilltopper trouble shooting?

Josh Nass - KI6NAZ
 

I think I found the culprit through some emails with Stephen.  

I swapped the install of U4, LM78M05 & Q4 NTD2955.  I am not sure how I did that as they were not part of the same stages.  We're confident that U4 is damaged so I put in an order for a few and also NTD2955 for good measure.  I'll report back when I test them out.  

Noob mistake :(

Re: 80 meter Net Report

Leland Lannoye
 

Chas:
I am about to go on on 40 and 30 meters. I am building a Cricket 30 and acquire a Bayou Jumper. I do have a uBitx and an X1M rig as well.
Lee, WA9AOE 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: w2sh@...
Date: 8/22/18 22:44 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report

After the 40m was over, I tuned up on 80m at 0136Z.  The rifle shots of QRN were worse than what I'd experienced on 40m.  You were working KV6Z. Bill was 239 here and you were 259.  I heard you working another guy who was unreadable.  Your sig was getting better.  I timed my QNI efforts to avoid QRMing either of you, but Johnny you didn't hear me tonight.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:37 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 
Ge all:
Better results than I expected!

Check in’s were:
KV6Z Bill OK
W0MFQ Tom MO
and 
WB0AUQ Bob in AR

Thanks for the check in’s 
And a special hello to Bob.
As far as I know it’s his first time to check in.
Please join us any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: Hilltopper trouble shooting?

Josh Nass - KI6NAZ
 

Looks like that may be the problem.  All pins reading .25

Re: 80 meter Net Report

w2sh@...
 

After the 40m was over, I tuned up on 80m at 0136Z.  The rifle shots of QRN were worse than what I'd experienced on 40m.  You were working KV6Z. Bill was 239 here and you were 259.  I heard you working another guy who was unreadable.  Your sig was getting better.  I timed my QNI efforts to avoid QRMing either of you, but Johnny you didn't hear me tonight.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:37 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 80 meter Net Report
 
Ge all:
Better results than I expected!

Check in’s were:
KV6Z Bill OK
W0MFQ Tom MO
and 
WB0AUQ Bob in AR

Thanks for the check in’s 
And a special hello to Bob.
As far as I know it’s his first time to check in.
Please join us any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all:
Better results than I expected!

Check in’s were:
KV6Z Bill OK
W0MFQ Tom MO
and 
WB0AUQ Bob in AR

Thanks for the check in’s 
And a special hello to Bob.
As far as I know it’s his first time to check in.
Please join us any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Bill,


Never mind what the doctor forgot to recommend, the truth is that a bit of cw passing through the earwax and into the brain just does wonders for the whole bod!


Plenty of QRN from a WX front that passed through last night was still around.  You were a less than robust 559 here and I copied your 339.  I promise that after the autumnal equinox a month hence both our sigs will be much better.


As for Mark, WQ8S, in Fenton, MI, his QRS 50-Watt sig was 589/599 here.  He gave you a 349 and you gave him a 229.  For an approximately 800-mile path, those signal reports seem very limp to me.


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:58 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
 
Not too bad tonight.
The QNIs were:

W7KFI     Susan    MS
N4DR      Marc       MD
K3NLT     Russ      VA
WQ8S     Mark       MI
W2SH     Chas       NJ
KV6Z       Bill         OK (NCS)


I just got out of surgery yesterday so I wasn't feeling real good.
This net was just what I needed to take my mind off it.
Mark was a real challenge but he stuck with it and he's in the log.
Chas was a little better at 339.

Thanks all and 73

Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

ussv dharma
 

When I finally got my K3 perking along, I got ur sig up to 579....very nice.


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

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

On Wed, 8/22/18, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:58 PM

Not too bad tonight.
The QNIs were:

W7KFI     Susan    MS
N4DR     
Marc       MD
K3NLT    
Russ      VA
WQ8S    
Mark       MI
W2SH    
Chas       NJ
KV6Z      
Bill         OK
(NCS)


I just got out of surgery yesterday so I wasn't feeling
real good.
This net was just what I needed to take my mind off it.
Mark was a real challenge but he stuck with it and he's
in the log.
Chas was a little better at 339.

Thanks all and 73

Bill
KV6Z

40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Not too bad tonight.
The QNIs were:

W7KFI     Susan    MS
N4DR      Marc       MD
K3NLT     Russ      VA
WQ8S     Mark       MI
W2SH     Chas       NJ
KV6Z       Bill         OK (NCS)


I just got out of surgery yesterday so I wasn't feeling real good.
This net was just what I needed to take my mind off it.
Mark was a real challenge but he stuck with it and he's in the log.
Chas was a little better at 339.

Thanks all and 73

Bill
KV6Z