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Re: 2 New kits in stock!

 

Just put up a short video on the keyers

https://youtu.be/zHX55hCWdCI
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Shop now open!

 

FS: QRP radios

sigcom1
 

Hello,

I am posting the following on behalf of a dear friend of mine.  
 
All equipment is in very good physical and electrical condition and has been 
bench tested for proper operation.
 
All prices are FIRM and include insured shipping within the U.S..
 
(1.)
A&A 40 Meters 5W QRP CW transceiver.  Gary Breed design kitted by A & A Engineering.
There are two of these units, each one in a slightly different housing.
$85.00 per unit.
 
(2.)
Hendricks QRP Kits PFR-3A, 3-band QRP CW transceiver.  Has the optional battery status
indicator (BSI) and knurled knob housing screws.  Includes printed manual.
$190.00.
 
(3.) 
Oak Hills Research (OHR) QRP Spirit 40 Meters 5W CW transceiver.
$95.00.
 
(4.)
Ten-Tec Argonaut 509, 5-band CW/SSB transceiver.  This classic QRP radio is as it was 
manufactured by T-T; NO modifications have been performed.  Includes printed schematic
diagram.
$295.00.
 
Photographs of the equipment can be viewed here: < https://www.flickr.com/photos/16840480@N02/albums >
Only the radios in the "QRP Radios For Sale" album are available for purchase.
 
If you wish to purchase, please email: < mjs6.mer@... >
If you have questions regarding the equipment only, please email: < 42smithsm@... >
 
Please reply by direct email ONLY.  Replies to the List/Group will be ignored.
 
Thank you and 73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL

FYBO is upon us!!

JW Stevens
 

The Arizona guys are all geared up and headed out to White Tanks Park for FYBO for what promises to be a reasonably nice day. Some possibility for rain... ( Editorial comment:  Yeah, right).  Please see the important information near the end of this email.

Here's the skinny on the ScQRPions from K7DD

"FYBO IS UPON US! TOMORROW! PACK UP THE GEAR AND HEAD TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

Norm, N9AV and I (K7DD) will be at White Tanks Park west of Phoenix about 7AM to get setup. We will be using the club call NQ7RP. There are Bonus points for working NQ7RP.
The gear will be a K3 at 5W, new 40AHr Lithium Battery Box, and my triband vertical mounted to an outpost. A second PAR tribander will be available as well on a Jackite pole. 
Hopefully we will start on 40M to catch some of the folks on the East Coast and then switch to 20M. 
On the Hour and Half-hour we will spend a few minutes checking out 15M for activity.  Yes, I know, wishful thinking but there could be a band opening so it's worth the check.
The plan is to hang in there all day but there is a possibility of rain. First lightning we see will call an end to the operation.

Hope you all make it on the air for FYBO!"

For those in the really cold climes, PLEASE do not endanger yourselves.  Go inside and operate from there.  You will have plenty of low scoring company.  As much as we warm weather guys like to see your teeth chatter in the colder regions while we cavort around in shorts, we do NOT want anyone hurt.

Please take a very few minutes after the event to fill out your scoring summary at the following website courtesy of Diz W8DIZ of Kits and Parts.  Rules are available here also.  Scroll down to ScQRPions, click and enter your score AND your comments, links to pix, or even pix.  You will see all the other entered scores following your entry.  Check back frequently to see updated scores. You can sort this sheet six ways from Sunday!  Thanks, Diz!!
http://qrpcontest.com/
NQ7RP/5 or perhaps /M may be on the air sporadically depending on my ability to steal time and a place to throw wire up in the air somewhere. 
Hope to see you on the air Saturday!
73 John K5JS

Kansas and New Jersey on the 40m Net?

dekle <dekle@...>
 

There were some really good responses (both on this reflector and on the Digital net) that addressed the problem with the Wednesday night 40m Net. Thank you everybody for your suggestions. I took a look at VOACAP and can clearly see that there is a very small window for reliable 40m communications for both close-in and distant stations at the same time. Take a look at the attached word document and you’ll see that the overlap for ≥ 80% reliability between my QTH and Kansas, and my QTH and New Jersey is between 2100z to 2345z. (The green line is 40m.) All stations were set to dipole antennas at 33 ft. and 5w power.

This poses a big problem.

Until conditions improve for us, there will be a conflict between operator availability and propagation.

2100z is 3 p.m. CST and 4 p.m. EST.

2345z is 5:45 p.m. CST and 6:45 p.m. EST.

 

Let’s try this as a one-time experiment:

I’ll call the 40m CW net 4 times this Wednesday and the results will help determine if a seasonal time change for the regularly scheduled net is warranted.

5 p.m. CST      (2300z)

6 p.m. CST      (0000z)

7 p.m. CST      (0100z)

8 p.m. CST      (0200z)

A QSO will be interpreted as a “vote” for that time. Please check into as many of these nets as you can.

 

I’ll be on or near 7122 kHz at 5w.

Remember - vote early and vote often.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z

Sending Messages

Dale WB8WOJ <wb8woj@...>
 

Wish to send messages to the Group .

          Tks Dale wb8woj 

Re: Sending Messages

Tim McDonough N9PUZ
 

Dale --

You can send messages to the 4SQRP group by addressing them to:  main@4SQRP.groups.io

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP Co-Moderator

Re: Kansas and New Jersey on the 40m Net?

Johnny Matlock
 

Great Idea Bill
I will do something similar for 80 meters in Two weeks.
I’m on Civic duty next week for my water authority.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 10:32 AM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

There were some really good responses (both on this reflector and on the Digital net) that addressed the problem with the Wednesday night 40m Net. Thank you everybody for your suggestions. I took a look at VOACAP and can clearly see that there is a very small window for reliable 40m communications for both close-in and distant stations at the same time. Take a look at the attached word document and you’ll see that the overlap for ≥ 80% reliability between my QTH and Kansas, and my QTH and New Jersey is between 2100z to 2345z. (The green line is 40m.) All stations were set to dipole antennas at 33 ft. and 5w power.

This poses a big problem.

Until conditions improve for us, there will be a conflict between operator availability and propagation.

2100z is 3 p.m. CST and 4 p.m. EST.

2345z is 5:45 p.m. CST and 6:45 p.m. EST.

 

Let’s try this as a one-time experiment:

I’ll call the 40m CW net 4 times this Wednesday and the results will help determine if a seasonal time change for the regularly scheduled net is warranted.

5 p.m. CST      (2300z)

6 p.m. CST      (0000z)

7 p.m. CST      (0100z)

8 p.m. CST      (0200z)

A QSO will be interpreted as a “vote” for that time. Please check into as many of these nets as you can.

 

I’ll be on or near 7122 kHz at 5w.

Remember - vote early and vote often.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z

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Re: Kansas and New Jersey on the 40m Net?

Ruth A Mumaw
 

To all,

I will try to be there for the times before 0100 UTC/Z I have to be at my appointment at 0100. Russ K3NLT

On February 2, 2019 at 11:32 AM dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

There were some really good responses (both on this reflector and on the Digital net) that addressed the problem with the Wednesday night 40m Net. Thank you everybody for your suggestions. I took a look at VOACAP and can clearly see that there is a very small window for reliable 40m communications for both close-in and distant stations at the same time. Take a look at the attached word document and you’ll see that the overlap for ≥ 80% reliability between my QTH and Kansas, and my QTH and New Jersey is between 2100z to 2345z. (The green line is 40m.) All stations were set to dipole antennas at 33 ft. and 5w power.

This poses a big problem.

Until conditions improve for us, there will be a conflict between operator availability and propagation.

2100z is 3 p.m. CST and 4 p.m. EST.

2345z is 5:45 p.m. CST and 6:45 p.m. EST.

 

Let’s try this as a one-time experiment:

I’ll call the 40m CW net 4 times this Wednesday and the results will help determine if a seasonal time change for the regularly scheduled net is warranted.

5 p.m. CST      (2300z)

6 p.m. CST      (0000z)

7 p.m. CST      (0100z)

8 p.m. CST      (0200z)

A QSO will be interpreted as a “vote” for that time. Please check into as many of these nets as you can.

 

I’ll be on or near 7122 kHz at 5w.

Remember - vote early and vote often.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z


Re: Kansas and New Jersey on the 40m Net?

John KK4ITX
 

Bill,

I will attempt the 5pm CST and the 8pm CST which is my 6p & 9p.  I play cards from 7 to 9 at the Clubhouse on Wednesdays so I can't be part of the whole test.  There may be others in the same situation so perhaps that would be one of the questions to ask ?

Anyway, thanks for the efforts, I appreciate it.

John
KK4ITX


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First soldering project

_Dave_K0MBT
 

My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a case.

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
73
Dave
k0mbt

Re: First soldering project

Gwen Patton
 

I got a multi-crystal switch board and a bunch of crystals from "possumlodge" on Ebay. He's very responsive to questions, and his prices are good. I got 40m crystals for my Pixies, 80m for my Cricket 80a and my old Tixie, and some 30m crystals for my Cricket 30. The Pixie Switch board can work with any of them, so I may get some more of those switch kits.

Here's possumlodge's page on Ebay:

73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 5:57 PM d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:
My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a  case.

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
73
Dave
k0mbt





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Re: First soldering project

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from building this receiver:
http://www.learnmorsecode.com/DC/index.html
Total components cost was about $6.
I spent more on batteries than I did on the parts.

and I used a 7.16 mHz ceramic resonator which tunes all over 40 meter CW without being rock bound.

Perhaps you may want to scratch build something instead of rely on kits.


On 02/02/2019 05:57 PM, d balfour wrote:
My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie. 

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a  case. 

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there. 
73
Dave
k0mbt





Re: First soldering project

Dave W0DCX
 

I am new to 4SQRP group and have been learning a lot from following some of these email threads, so thanks all.

This Pixie kit looks like a ton of fun for the money. Can someone tell me the power output?

73,
Dave
W0DCX

On Feb 2, 2019, at 4:57 PM, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:

My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a case.

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
73
Dave
k0mbt


Re: First soldering project

Brian Crittendon
 

100mw to 350 mw Mark/WQ8S

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:10:02 PM EST, W0DCX <gatc54@...> wrote:


I am new to 4SQRP group and have been learning a lot from following some of these email threads, so thanks all.

This Pixie kit looks like a ton of fun for the money.  Can someone tell me the power output?

73,
Dave
W0DCX

> On Feb 2, 2019, at 4:57 PM, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:
>
> My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.
>
> Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a  case.
>
> She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
> 73
> Dave
> k0mbt
>
>
>



Re: First soldering project

Carl Gansen
 

I'd recommend adding a 4 States Hi-Per-Mite kit audio filter to make it more enjoyable to use.
72
Carl WB0CFF

Re: First soldering project

Gwen Patton
 

I'll try that. I have a Hi-Per-Mite lot in my box of small kits waiting to be built.

Gwen, NG3P

Re: First soldering project

Jim Pruitt
 

Hello Gwen.

That is also KC9ON, John Clements.  I am not sure if John is a member of this list but he is a member of several QRP related lists.  His website is:
https://kc9on.com/
and his "store" is at:
https://kc9on.com/shop/

John is a great guy to deal with and is an avid qrp'er as well. You will find quite a few products on his website.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 2/2/2019 3:32 PM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I got a multi-crystal switch board and a bunch of crystals from "possumlodge" on Ebay. He's very responsive to questions, and his prices are good. I got 40m crystals for my Pixies, 80m for my Cricket 80a and my old Tixie, and some 30m crystals for my Cricket 30. The Pixie Switch board can work with any of them, so I may get some more of those switch kits.

Here's possumlodge's page on Ebay:

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 5:57 PM d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:
My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a  case.

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
73
Dave
k0mbt





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Re: First soldering project

John Clements
 

Thanks for the Ebay mention Gwen!

There are more Pixie & QRP goodies on the main web site including a Pixie, Switch, & Crystals bundled together.  Most of the kits are geared toward easy building.


73 John kc9on  


Re: First soldering project

David Wilcox
 

Also try John, KC9ON, at 3rd Planet Solar over in Gaylord, MI. He has tons of crystals and also a switch board to use many crystals and just switch between them. HW 8 stuff and repair, among many other things for hams.

Dave K8WPE

On Feb 2, 2019, at 5:57 PM, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:

My wife ke0qfr wanted a project to practice soldering on. I suggested that she try the Pixie.

Seemed like most Chinese distributed kits contained a 7.023 mc crystal. Out of band for a General. We both scoured the web and found one on Ebay that includes a socket and a selection of crystals. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40M-CW-Pixie-Kit-transceiver-with-7-023-30-35-40-45-48-50-55MHz-FREE-SHIP/162514488637 The distributor is US based, should have delivery in a few days. I found an altoids tin a case.

She has been working on ditties for some time and although she is not ready for much of a qso, is getting there.
73
Dave
k0mbt


Re: First soldering project

_Dave_K0MBT
 

No words of encouragement for a new solderess?

One of the reasons she chose this particular kit is that included a handful of crystals.