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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


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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

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-----
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

N1KWW <bgrass2@...>
 

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


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: 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  ..



Re: Murania!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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  ..



Murania!

N8DAH <Dherron@...>
 

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!

 


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


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





Re: Cricket 40 troubleshooting

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





Cricket 40 troubleshooting

Ellison
 

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


Re: Free Antenna Book

W4OED
 

I gave them my office phone and address, just in case.


Re: Free Antenna Book

David Wilcox
 

Follow the directions at the bottom of the page.  Put it in the cart (there is no charge), go to the info section, put your name, address, etc., and press buy.  It comes tomyou automatically to download.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On May 2, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Charles Wells <odu1993@...> wrote:

I just tried to download this, but their site said that I had not met the minimum order requirement ($10 or so).  What am I doing wrong?

On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 8:01 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
via the Brazos Amateur Radio Club (BVARC)

copy/paste.....

Palomar Engineers has a free download of 

KURT SPEAKS OUT by Kurt Sterba

A 140 page compilation of columns appearing in WorldRadio 1999-2006

With Selected Additions by Palomar Engineers®

Courtesy of World Radio

 

www.palomar-engineers.com    Kurt Sterba's Korner

 

 

Me Every month World Radio magazine had an antenna column by Kurt Sterba (ghost writer, I assume).   His monthly columns debunked alot of the BS being touted as antenna theory and product claims.   He played no favorites.

 

Straight forward writing and educational on all aspects of antennas as they applied to Ham Radio. 

 

--

Rick Hiller  


end copy/paste.......


**Just a hint, you need to put the free order in the shopping cart and then you will find the download button. File is 4.4 megs AND typical Kurt.....great reading!

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw 



ARROW Hamvention Bus Thank-Yous

John Wasciuk
 

Greetings, All my Fellow Hams!

Hello! I am John Wasciuk, WA8TON, and Activities Coordinator for the ARROW Communication Association in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Every Dayton Hamvention, The ARROW Communication Association sponsors a bus trip from Ann Arbor, Michigan to The Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. There are still spaces open!
 
Once more, on May 18, 2019, we will find ourselves with a busload of happy ham radio operators heading down to North America’s largest amateur radio get-together. (Over 28,000 attendees last year! Only the Tokyo Ham Fair is larger!)


Check out our video!


We have passengers from all over Michigan and Ontario.

However, our trip sponsors are nation-wide, if not international in scope. So we would like to list them all. These are the businesses that have made our ARROW Hamvention Bus Trip possible. We encourage you to support them!

73,

John Wasciuk
WA8TON / VO1TON / VO1HV
Activities Coordinator,
ARROW Communication Association
Ann Arbor, Michigan

American Hakko Products, Inc
Amsat
Balun Designs
Buckmaster International
Digi-Key Electronics
DIY Solar For U
DX Engineering
EAE Sales
Elecraft
Expert Linears America, LLC
Far Circuits
Four State QRP Group
Ham Test Online
Heil Sound Ltd
Into the Wind
KB6NU CW Geek
Pacific Antenna / QRP Kits
QRP Me
Tigertronics


Re: Free Antenna Book

Lee Hiers
 

Hmmm.

I only found links to individual chapters, not the entire book - am I missing something?

73 de Lee, AA4GA


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:

Update on the download.

I HAD to accept receiving Palomar's emails to continue to Checkout.

Moreover, I had to give them my address and phone number for the 
DOWNLOAD button to show.

I agree with giving my email to someone who wants to sell me something 
in exchange of useful (and free) items.

However, requiring the full name, phone, and address is a bit too much 
intrusive, at least for me.

I will dedicate some time during the weekend to go over the document, 
which seems already very interesting.

Thanks again for the link.

Oscar
W4OED








Re: Free Antenna Book

Lee Hiers
 

Nevermind...got it figured out!


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 5:06 PM Lee Hiers <lee.hiers@...> wrote:
Hmmm.

I only found links to individual chapters, not the entire book - am I missing something?

73 de Lee, AA4GA


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:

Update on the download.

I HAD to accept receiving Palomar's emails to continue to Checkout.

Moreover, I had to give them my address and phone number for the 
DOWNLOAD button to show.

I agree with giving my email to someone who wants to sell me something 
in exchange of useful (and free) items.

However, requiring the full name, phone, and address is a bit too much 
intrusive, at least for me.

I will dedicate some time during the weekend to go over the document, 
which seems already very interesting.

Thanks again for the link.

Oscar
W4OED








Re: Free Antenna Book

Dennis Schaefer
 

I found this from 2014:

From the ARRL:

Silent Keys: Palomar Engineers President Jack Althouse, K6NY, SK
-- Was "Kurt N. Sterba"

As "Kurt N. Sterba," Althouse wrote a regular WorldRadio
"Aerials" column and several articles and books.

Palomar Engineers President John E. "Jack" Althouse, K6NY, of San
Diego, California, died September 15 after suffering a massive
stroke. He was 90. With his death, his alter ego "Kurt N.
Sterba," who penned the "Aerials" columns from 1999 until 2012
and authored books on antennas for WorldRadio, also passes into
Amateur Radio history.


Re: Free Antenna Book

Michael N6MST
 

On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 11:42 AM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
you had to give them something their form believed was your address and phone number.
Confirmed.


Re: Free Antenna Book

Tim N9PUZ
 

Actually, you had to give them something their form believed was your address and phone number. :-) As long as you give them a valid email you'll get the download link.

Tim N9PUZ


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:

Update on the download.

I HAD to accept receiving Palomar's emails to continue to Checkout.

Moreover, I had to give them my address and phone number for the 
DOWNLOAD button to show.

I agree with giving my email to someone who wants to sell me something 
in exchange of useful (and free) items.

However, requiring the full name, phone, and address is a bit too much 
intrusive, at least for me.

I will dedicate some time during the weekend to go over the document, 
which seems already very interesting.

Thanks again for the link.

Oscar
W4OED