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Re: Cricket 40 troubleshooting

John KK4ITX
 

Sri, sent before I could identify., John KK4ITX

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

On May 3, 2019, at 11:11, Ellison <patkelly@...> wrote:

Does anyone have a photo or layout of the bottom of the circuit board for the Cricket 40. I am doing some troubleshooting, and I might
have a possible solder bridge. I do have the Schematic and trying to use that as well, but a layout of the traces on the bottom would help
me out. Pro-tip to self: take a photo of the bottom of circuit board before starting to solder.. I think I have either a cold solder joint or a bridged
solder joint. Thanks in advanced.

Kelly Ellison
WB0WQS




troubleshooting cricket40 thank you John

Ellison
 

John, thank you, That was fast. I think it will help. I hear it transmitting an oscillator signal, and a few times I have gotten a side tone. But I have no receive yet. So I I think I'm on my way to getting it sorted out. I will keep you updated. WB0WQS

Murania!

 

What a fun little build. I did do the mods and what a big difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBTVq1zi7gM



--
David

  N8DAH

Kit-Projects.com

Shop now open!

 

Re: Murania!

Johnny Matlock
 

Nice Work David.
THey are fun little radios to build and listen to!
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 10:19 PM N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

What a fun little build. I did do the mods and what a big difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBTVq1zi7gM



--
David

  N8DAH

Kit-Projects.com

Shop now open!

 



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Murania!

Bobby Rolph
 

That looks great David!
Bobby

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:55 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Nice Work David.
THey are fun little radios to build and listen to!
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 10:19 PM N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

What a fun little build. I did do the mods and what a big difference!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBTVq1zi7gM



--
David

  N8DAH

Kit-Projects.com

Shop now open!

 



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Magnifying head loupe

David Wilcox
 

A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

N1KWW
 

Same one I have. Comes in handy when building QRP kits and removing splinters!


On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 9:32 AM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

W6BOW
 

Dear K8WPE and K8WPE ,

Based on your insights I just ordered a unit.

I gotta admire the ad copy person for her/his ...

"Forget watchmaking, you could write the "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. … Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…" 

73 and "Manja tutti"!

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sun, May 5, 2019 6:32 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

Jim Sheldon
 

I've had one of these for a year or so now and I don't always use it as the headband is sometimes a little uncomfortable for me, but when I really need fine, strong, magnification and a light right on the job (especially the really little SMD parts) this is the one I go to.

I got it from somewhere else, but I've now bookmarked the sciplus.com website.  The advertising humor IS refreshing and they appear to have a lot of good, usable stuff available for pretty reasonable prices.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "W6BOW via Groups.Io" <DBuckter@...>
Sent: 5/5/2019 1:17:07 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

Dear K8WPE and K8WPE ,

Based on your insights I just ordered a unit.

I gotta admire the ad copy person for her/his ...

"Forget watchmaking, you could write the "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. … Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…" 

73 and "Manja tutti"!

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...>
To: 4 State QRP <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; QRP-L Mailing List <qrp-l@...>; Qrp-tech <qrp-tech@groups.io>; Randall Wood <randallnwood@...>; Carolyn Mark Kristof <mkristof@...>; Ed Ketterer <edkett@...>; Erlewein Joe Joseph R. & Kaylee <joe@...>; Joe Schnaidt <only1kc8rlu@...>; Poinsett CARC David <dpoinsett@...>; Tom Olman <trawler2@...>; Jeffrey Peters <dek9jp@...>; Vince Festa <festvinny@...>; GQRP Club <gqrp@...>
Sent: Sun, May 5, 2019 6:32 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

David Wilcox
 

Don,

I still can’t fathom how they make this loupe for $8.75.  I just tried using it again in my shack before packaging it up to take to my 12 y/o nerdy grandson, and was still impressed on its quality and function.  It doesn’t fit my head yet as well as my older Donegal units and the knobs could be a little easier to grasp and turn for adjustment but it works!  The little light included in the unit works quite well too..... 

You will like it.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On May 5, 2019, at 2:17 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter@...> wrote:

Dear K8WPE and K8WPE ,

Based on your insights I just ordered a unit.

I gotta admire the ad copy person for her/his ...

"Forget watchmaking, you could write the "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. … Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…" 

73 and "Manja tutti"!

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...>
To: 4 State QRP <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; QRP-L Mailing List <qrp-l@...>; Qrp-tech <qrp-tech@groups.io>; Randall Wood <randallnwood@...>; Carolyn Mark Kristof <mkristof@...>; Ed Ketterer <edkett@...>; Erlewein Joe Joseph R. & Kaylee <joe@...>; Joe Schnaidt <only1kc8rlu@...>; Poinsett CARC David <dpoinsett@...>; Tom Olman <trawler2@...>; Jeffrey Peters <dek9jp@...>; Vince Festa <festvinny@...>; GQRP Club <gqrp@...>
Sent: Sun, May 5, 2019 6:32 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

W6BOW
 

Dave K8WPE,

Can't wait to give it a go.

Will let you and the vendor know if/how well it works out.

FB your "12 y/o so called "nerdy" grandson "harmonic". Hope he has caught the ham radio "bug".

73

Don - W6BOW

San Francisco  CA  USA



-----Original Message-----
From: David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 5, 2019 1:13 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

Don,

I still can’t fathom how they make this loupe for $8.75.  I just tried using it again in my shack before packaging it up to take to my 12 y/o nerdy grandson, and was still impressed on its quality and function.  It doesn’t fit my head yet as well as my older Donegal units and the knobs could be a little easier to grasp and turn for adjustment but it works!  The little light included in the unit works quite well too..... 

You will like it.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On May 5, 2019, at 2:17 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter@...> wrote:

Dear K8WPE and K8WPE ,

Based on your insights I just ordered a unit.

I gotta admire the ad copy person for her/his ...

" Forget watchmaking, you could write the "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. … Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… "  

73 and "Manja tutti"!

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...>
To: 4 State QRP <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; QRP-L Mailing List <qrp-l@...>; Qrp-tech <qrp-tech@groups.io>; Randall Wood <randallnwood@...>; Carolyn Mark Kristof <mkristof@...>; Ed Ketterer <edkett@...>; Erlewein Joe Joseph R. & Kaylee <joe@...>; Joe Schnaidt <only1kc8rlu@...>; Poinsett CARC David <dpoinsett@...>; Tom Olman <trawler2@...>; Jeffrey Peters <dek9jp@...>; Vince Festa <festvinny@...>; GQRP Club <gqrp@...>
Sent: Sun, May 5, 2019 6:32 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Magnifying head loupe

A few days ago someone on one of these sites recommended an inexpensive head loupe.


I ordered one for my grand son thinking that for $8.75 plus shipping ($16.65 total) I couldn't lose much.  I received it yesterday and was amazed.  It isn't built as well as my professional more expensive set but it has a flip down extra lens inside and a rotatable front extra lens, has a built in light that works very well, and I am so impressed I will order one for my build kit go box.  If it breaks in 10 years or I lose it nothing lost.  Check it out.  I have no commercial interest in this company.  And they sent it UPS Priority Shipping with a nice catalog inside too.

Dave K8WPE

Re: Magnifying head loupe

wa4dou@juno.com
 

I have one from Harbor Freight that sounds very similar and one from Edmund Scientific, that's even older, maybe 35 years old, but neither has the light feature and that sounds particularly useful these days. Thanks to the list for this tip. I just ordered one.

73 Roy WA4DOU
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - THE GREAT 4SQRP LOGO CONTEST

AG1P Ron
 

GE Everyone,

 

Just a reminder that you only have 10 more days to submit logos for the contest. Some have already arrived and we thank those generous people for submitting them!

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of AG1P Ron
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:45 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] ANNOUNCEMENT - THE GREAT 4SQRP LOGO CONTEST

 

GE Everyone,

 

Four State QRP Group has launched a new educational initiative - 4SQRP 4 Kids.  We would like to have a custom logo to use with the program, one that will signify that an education program is a legitimate 4SQRP sanctioned event.  In order to maximize the funding for OzarkCon and this kids program, we thought we would have a contest among our members to come up with an awesome design rather than engaging commercial artists.

 

Here are the rules.  A member or someone in his/her immediate family may submit one or multiple logos. By looking at the logo, it should be evident that it represents a children’s program sanctioned by 4SQRP.  Deadline for submitting entries is 2359 hrs on May 15th.  Submissions can be made by email  to me at  ag1p@... or mailed to:

 

Four State QRP Group

Logo Contest

PO Box 478

Waldport, OR 97394

 

Winner must be willing to transfer ownership to us so the logo can be trademarked to protect our kids program.  The winning entry will receive their choice of a 4SQRP Hilltopper 20 or Hilltopper 40 transceiver, plus a matching 4S-Tuner (Pun intended).  The decision of the panel of judges is final and the winning entry will be announced by June 1st.

 

Any questions should be directed to me at my email address above.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

QRPcw

Volunteer Corporate Secretary

Volunteer Webmaster

Four State QRP Group

 

 

FDIM Buildathon project

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

The FDIM Buildathon project has pretty much been put to bed. I have prototype kits and O*Scopes in the hands of the volunteers and we have been talking over the build and challenges of the Buildathon. All currently available information is up on the Buildathon page: <http://www.qrpme.com/?p=product&id=F19>

If you are registered for, picking up or simply interested in the Buildathon project, you should go to the web page and check out the documentation. For the registered builders, you should wait until just before FDIM and print out the very latest in documentation before you head off to Fairborn. I expect there might be some last minute Buildathon instructions posted as we develop a strategy to get everybody out of the Buildathon in a decent time frame. I don't want to be helping builders finish their builds at midnight! It is an ambitious build as I always try to present a unique, playful yet very useful kit for the Buildathon.

The $50 price tag is a little steeper than usual, but then again, everyone will be heading home with the pretty neat (if I say so myself) O*Scope FUN kit AND a pretty nice, fully assembled eminently portable oscilloscope from Circuit Specialists! They sell the scope alone for $40 in their catalog! I bought one from them at the Rocky Mountain Division Convention last year. On my way home from ABQ, I dropped into Point Texas to visit my friend Chuck, W5USJ, and he loved it. He already had one of the stripped down models from some China seller that didn't come assembled in a really nice case and had a wacky probe with j-hook ends. The CS model comes fully assembled in a really nice case and had a real live scope probe! So I gave mine to him to play with and perform comparisons. I think it was a clear winner as it is his preferred toy now.

Here is the link to the O*scope: <https://www.circuitspecialists.com/dso150_shell_oscilloscope.html>

I just checked and they are currently out of stock until after FDIM. I made a special deal with them for the units included in the Buildathon so I could include them in the Buildathon package and still offer an incredible price for the Buildathon. We have a full room of builders and a waiting/pickup list of 11 Qrpers! There is no room at the inn, so to speak, but I will have some Buildathon kit/scope bundles to sell at vendor night and over in the fleamarket..... My supply of scopes  is NOT unlimited; however, so if you think you might want to pick up one at vendor night you might be able to pick one up....... If you definitely want one, you might want to buy it now! I already have 11 reserved and counting. I will shut the web page off when I run out of scopes. I will create a new page for just the Buildathon kit pretty soon and while the price will be reasonable, it will NOT be anything close to the deal right now!!


Rex  W1REX


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Due to my recently acquired Wednesday night activities I will no longer be able to host the 40m Net.
Bill
KV6Z

Re: 40m Net

John KK4ITX
 

I ‘ll miss you...... got -... .. .-.. .-.. fixed in my fist !

Enjoy your new duties.

73,

John
KK4ITX 

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

On May 6, 2019, at 10:07, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Due to my recently acquired Wednesday night activities I will no longer be able to host the 40m Net.
Bill
KV6Z

Re: FDIM Buildathon project

Brian Crittendon
 

I love your Kits. Mark/WQ8S

On Monday, May 6, 2019, 8:47:19 AM EDT, Rex Harper <w1rex@...> wrote:


Gangue,

The FDIM Buildathon project has pretty much been put to bed. I have prototype kits and O*Scopes in the hands of the volunteers and we have been talking over the build and challenges of the Buildathon. All currently available information is up on the Buildathon page: <http://www.qrpme.com/?p=product&id=F19>

If you are registered for, picking up or simply interested in the Buildathon project, you should go to the web page and check out the documentation. For the registered builders, you should wait until just before FDIM and print out the very latest in documentation before you head off to Fairborn. I expect there might be some last minute Buildathon instructions posted as we develop a strategy to get everybody out of the Buildathon in a decent time frame. I don't want to be helping builders finish their builds at midnight! It is an ambitious build as I always try to present a unique, playful yet very useful kit for the Buildathon.

The $50 price tag is a little steeper than usual, but then again, everyone will be heading home with the pretty neat (if I say so myself) O*Scope FUN kit AND a pretty nice, fully assembled eminently portable oscilloscope from Circuit Specialists! They sell the scope alone for $40 in their catalog! I bought one from them at the Rocky Mountain Division Convention last year. On my way home from ABQ, I dropped into Point Texas to visit my friend Chuck, W5USJ, and he loved it. He already had one of the stripped down models from some China seller that didn't come assembled in a really nice case and had a wacky probe with j-hook ends. The CS model comes fully assembled in a really nice case and had a real live scope probe! So I gave mine to him to play with and perform comparisons. I think it was a clear winner as it is his preferred toy now.

Here is the link to the O*scope: <https://www.circuitspecialists.com/dso150_shell_oscilloscope.html>

I just checked and they are currently out of stock until after FDIM. I made a special deal with them for the units included in the Buildathon so I could include them in the Buildathon package and still offer an incredible price for the Buildathon. We have a full room of builders and a waiting/pickup list of 11 Qrpers! There is no room at the inn, so to speak, but I will have some Buildathon kit/scope bundles to sell at vendor night and over in the fleamarket..... My supply of scopes  is NOT unlimited; however, so if you think you might want to pick up one at vendor night you might be able to pick one up....... If you definitely want one, you might want to buy it now! I already have 11 reserved and counting. I will shut the web page off when I run out of scopes. I will create a new page for just the Buildathon kit pretty soon and while the price will be reasonable, it will NOT be anything close to the deal right now!!


Rex  W1REX


Re: 40m Net

Robert
 

On May 6, 2019, at 9:07 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

...recently acquired Wednesday night activities...
Is that a reference to a ham activity that I missed or is it a personal matter?

Robert
K5TD

Re: 40m Net

Ruth A Mumaw
 

I think you are irreplaceable Bill! I hope who ever does, can hear me as well as you did. There very few times that we could not communicate the nights I was able to meet the net. Take care and come back when you can.

Russ. K3NLT

On May 6, 2019, at 2:57 PM, "Robert via Groups.Io" <rltucker=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

On May 6, 2019, at 9:07 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

...recently acquired Wednesday night activities...
Is that a reference to a ham activity that I missed or is it a personal matter?

Robert
K5TD

Re: 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Thanks Russ.

73
Bill
KV6Z

On 06/05/2019 3:51 pm, Ruth A Mumaw wrote:
I think you are irreplaceable Bill! I hope who ever does, can hear me
as well as you did. There very few times that we could not communicate
the nights I was able to meet the net. Take care and come back when
you can.
Russ. K3NLT
On May 6, 2019, at 2:57 PM, "Robert via Groups.Io"
<rltucker=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
On May 6, 2019, at 9:07 AM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:
...recently acquired Wednesday night activities...
Is that a reference to a ham activity that I missed or is it a personal matter?
Robert
K5TD