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Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Michael N6MST
 

For what t's worth, there is a VERY good KiCad tutorial series on YouTube from Contextual Electronics. It's for (I think) the last version of KiCad but still very well done and most of the stuff is the same or similar in KiCad 5. So if you want to get your chops up a bit before Ozarkcon this might be a good way to dive in a bit ahead of time.


Re: Magic box kit wanted

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Paul,
Cost me $14.25 to send it this morning.  International First Class, Small Package.

W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul Smith" <n0nbd@...>
To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: 4/3/2019 12:18:29 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted

FWIW I just checked for a package to the UK and it was $24.00 USD
de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted
 
Hi again Steve,
I forgot to mention that since this has been opened and may be missing one or mor of the less significant parts (all the transistors & IC's appear to be there), I'll accept any reasonable offer for this as I have no idea what they sold for originally.  Don't forget though, shipping to the UK runs around $15 or a little less from Kansas to the UK. I'd ship it customs labeled as an electronic parts kit and as a gift to hopefully keep the UK Customs people from charging you duty and/or VAT.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Stephen Farthing" <squirrox@...>
Sent: 4/3/2019 7:46:52 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted

Hi Everyone and greetings from across the pond,

It’s a long shot but does anyone have a magic box kit they no longer want? Failing that are the Gerbers and Source code available so I can roll my own so to speak? I’m doing some work with an SDR receiver and would like to use some experimental transmitters with it. 

Its a very long time time since I attended OzarkCon but remember it as the friendliest event. I hope this years goes well.

best wishes 

Steve G0XAR 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Magic box kit wanted

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Consider also, that $24 was based on the shipping envelope size and weight..


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 4/3/2019 12:18, Paul Smith wrote:
FWIW I just checked for a package to the UK and it was $24.00 USD
de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted
 
Hi again Steve,
I forgot to mention that since this has been opened and may be missing one or mor of the less significant parts (all the transistors & IC's appear to be there), I'll accept any reasonable offer for this as I have no idea what they sold for originally.  Don't forget though, shipping to the UK runs around $15 or a little less from Kansas to the UK. I'd ship it customs labeled as an electronic parts kit and as a gift to hopefully keep the UK Customs people from charging you duty and/or VAT.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Stephen Farthing" <squirrox@...>
Sent: 4/3/2019 7:46:52 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted

Hi Everyone and greetings from across the pond,

It’s a long shot but does anyone have a magic box kit they no longer want? Failing that are the Gerbers and Source code available so I can roll my own so to speak? I’m doing some work with an SDR receiver and would like to use some experimental transmitters with it. 

Its a very long time time since I attended OzarkCon but remember it as the friendliest event. I hope this years goes well.

best wishes 

Steve G0XAR 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Magic box kit wanted

Paul Smith
 

FWIW I just checked for a package to the UK and it was $24.00 USD
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted
 
Hi again Steve,
I forgot to mention that since this has been opened and may be missing one or mor of the less significant parts (all the transistors & IC's appear to be there), I'll accept any reasonable offer for this as I have no idea what they sold for originally.  Don't forget though, shipping to the UK runs around $15 or a little less from Kansas to the UK. I'd ship it customs labeled as an electronic parts kit and as a gift to hopefully keep the UK Customs people from charging you duty and/or VAT.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Stephen Farthing" <squirrox@...>
Sent: 4/3/2019 7:46:52 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted

Hi Everyone and greetings from across the pond,

It’s a long shot but does anyone have a magic box kit they no longer want? Failing that are the Gerbers and Source code available so I can roll my own so to speak? I’m doing some work with an SDR receiver and would like to use some experimental transmitters with it. 

Its a very long time time since I attended OzarkCon but remember it as the friendliest event. I hope this years goes well.

best wishes 

Steve G0XAR 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Magic box kit wanted

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi again Steve,
I forgot to mention that since this has been opened and may be missing one or mor of the less significant parts (all the transistors & IC's appear to be there), I'll accept any reasonable offer for this as I have no idea what they sold for originally.  Don't forget though, shipping to the UK runs around $15 or a little less from Kansas to the UK. I'd ship it customs labeled as an electronic parts kit and as a gift to hopefully keep the UK Customs people from charging you duty and/or VAT.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Stephen Farthing" <squirrox@...>
Sent: 4/3/2019 7:46:52 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] Magic box kit wanted

Hi Everyone and greetings from across the pond,

It’s a long shot but does anyone have a magic box kit they no longer want? Failing that are the Gerbers and Source code available so I can roll my own so to speak? I’m doing some work with an SDR receiver and would like to use some experimental transmitters with it. 

Its a very long time time since I attended OzarkCon but remember it as the friendliest event. I hope this years goes well.

best wishes 

Steve G0XAR 


Magic box kit wanted

Stephen Farthing
 

Hi Everyone and greetings from across the pond,

It’s a long shot but does anyone have a magic box kit they no longer want? Failing that are the Gerbers and Source code available so I can roll my own so to speak? I’m doing some work with an SDR receiver and would like to use some experimental transmitters with it. 

Its a very long time time since I attended OzarkCon but remember it as the friendliest event. I hope this years goes well.

best wishes 

Steve G0XAR 


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Tim N9PUZ
 

For what it's worth KiCad appears to install and run just fine on Ubuntu V18.10

Tim N9PUZ


Re: LAST FOXHUNT this season on 40

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Good signals on 40m tonight. I got both within the first 30 minutes.
Happy day!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:01:31 PM EDT, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:


20 04/02/19 39 N4FP FL WAYNE 40 N0UR MN JIM


7pm MT tonite.. DON'T miss it..   
The FASTEST 90 minutes in radio.
Last chance to grab a pelt on 40 from FL or MN.

Y'all come  Y'ear?

Good Luck,

WC7S  WY-LEE  (FOX/coyote)


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/03/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

View Event


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Charles W. Powell
 

Walter,

This is exciting for me.  I have been looking for a primer on printed circuit board design.

Program opens just fine on my Mac.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Mar 31, 2019, at 5:18 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone, at Ozarkcon this year is a really great chance to learn how to use 
KiCad for making professional PCB layouts and 3D printing for your cabinets for radio gear! 

KiCad works for SMD or THT (thru the hole) components, ground planes, and lots of other great features. KiCad is as easy to use for schematic capture, PCB layout and it even gives a 3D rendering of the assembled board. PCB are easy to order direct from China. Download KiCad (see below) and bring along your pc; we'll work on a project together.

KiCad now has a push and shove router which is capable of routing differential pairs and interactively. 
tuning trace lengths.

3D printing is a very cool new technology that kids are learning in middle and high school to make small cabinets, paddles for keyers, etc.  Download and install FreeCad to follow along. Working with 3D is not as difficult at you think.

Barry Buelow - WØIY has 2 time sections of learning this great software for 
us at Ozarkcon. Bring your laptops to follow along with the presentations.

You can download KiCad for free at http://kicad-pcb.org/

What computer OS do you use? Can I use my computer?
Here is the page that gives the info: http://kicad-pcb.org/download/
AND for you Chromebook owners, yes it is possible to run KiCad,

Will KiCad get me away from dead-bug construction? Well, it sure has
a good chance of me changing my ancient ways :-)

Here is a link to FreeCad:      https://www.freecadweb.org/

See you all at Branson.......it's gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention





LAST FOXHUNT this season on 40

Dale Putnam
 

20 04/02/19 39 N4FP FL WAYNE 40 N0UR MN JIM


7pm MT tonite.. DON'T miss it..   
The FASTEST 90 minutes in radio.
Last chance to grab a pelt on 40 from FL or MN.

Y'all come  Y'ear?

Good Luck,

WC7S  WY-LEE  (FOX/coyote)


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

John - KK4ITX
 

Perhaps you can install the Win7 or XP version if they have one and then run using the compatibility mode ?  

John
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Apr 1, 2019, at 22:55, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

Probably an incompatible onboard graphics chip on your laptop or the display won’t do resolution they need. I have itel graphics chip on my older Dell Latitude laptop and it isn’t supported.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wg5f@...
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 7:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

AG1P Ron
 

Probably an incompatible onboard graphics chip on your laptop or the display won’t do resolution they need. I have itel graphics chip on my older Dell Latitude laptop and it isn’t supported.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wg5f@...
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 7:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Learning KiCad at Ozarkcon

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Just finished the download and attempted install. 
It failed.
It essentially said it was not compatible with my Windows Laptop...
(Older Dell Insprion 1545 with WIN10 upgrade)
That doesn't happen to me very often...
Maybe it'll work from a USB stick at OzarkCon.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/03/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

View Event


Just a reminder

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hidden Oscillators

 

            At the conclusion of the prize drawings on Saturday I’m going to activate 2 small rf oscillators and hide them somewhere in or around the Stonecastle.

            They will be hidden in “common” areas that are accessible to anyone at any time. Nothing will have to be disassembled and nothing of any major consequence will have to be moved to locate them. They will be stationary and their retrieval will not require you to be in an unsafe situation.

            The oscillators are set to approximately 7116.59 kHz and 7120.96 kHz. They switch on for about 1.5 seconds and off for about the same amount of time. You will be able to hear them with your cw receiver. (Actually it’s possible to “hear” them with just a portable AM shortwave receiver but during the ‘on’ time it will just quiet the receiver and you won’t get the nice CW note without a BFO). I’ll let them run until someone finds them or until I have to leave on Sunday.

            The prizes this year will be $50 gift certificates from TAYDA.

 

 

Good luck.

 

73

Bill

KV6Z

 


Re: Inexpensive DMR

N5VMO Pat
 

Thank you David and Jim for the copy of the lastest GD-77 code plug for DMR in the area =)  I will distribute the copies around =)   MUCH THANKS TO ALL =)

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73's Pat  N5VMO



Re: Scotland rescue by radio transmission

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Great article but it appears amateur radio played no part in this event.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 4/1/2019 08:59, Walter - K5EST wrote:
This is NOT April 1st joke.......

A Scottish Mountain Man Was Rescued—After His Distress Signal Was Picked Up in Houston. The distress call was from Scotland.  


or


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention



Scotland rescue by radio transmission

Walter - K5EST
 

This is NOT April 1st joke.......

A Scottish Mountain Man Was Rescued—After His Distress Signal Was Picked Up in Houston. The distress call was from Scotland.  


or


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention




Re: Inexpensive DMR

Jim Parks
 

David

 

Here is my current GD-77 code plug. You will have to put in your name and DMR number. Also notice that it does have a bunch of local LEO and fire/EMS freqs. In it. Just disregard those. Let me know if you have any questions about it. Also it is for a GD-77 with the latest firmware.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of N5VMO Pat
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:12 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR

 

Jim Parks  NY0J

I know you have moved on from the GD-77; but do you have a code plug for the latest version of that radio for KN / MO areas in a file =)   There are six of us around here new to DMR that have bought these radios =)   Can you help out =)

 

 

 

David,

 

Glad you for those “sea legs” I know the feeling. I started with a Radioddity GD77, then upgraded to the Anytone 868 and had to learn all over again, but I did it. For what it is worth, I have a great code plug for the Anytone that covers most of the DMR and analog repeaters for the western half of Missouri and I’m willing to share it with anyone who would like it.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 



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73's Pat  N5VMO