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Re: news about a kit

Tim N9PUZ
 

It is called a Cyclone 40. Design by Dave Cripe NM0S. They showed a prototype at Ozarkcon. Neat rig. Better than average RX specs and a true PTO.

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 5/16/2013 11:47 AM, shawn_kf7yff wrote:
Amateur radio.com has some info about what this 4sqrp group is doing.
There is a picture of the new 40m coming. couldn't seem to find a hint
of anything, otherwise, one the groups web page. kf7yff shawnr


news about a kit

shawn_kf7yff <neivahul@...>
 

Amateur radio.com has some info about what this 4sqrp group is doing. There is a picture of the new 40m coming. couldn't seem to find a hint of anything, otherwise, one the groups web page. kf7yff shawnr


RMR net 14.0625 2045z or 2:45p MDT

Dale Putnam
 


All the folks at Dayton, will miss the net.. unless they check in from there. That could happen, and would be nice too.
The net will be on tomorrow and looking for checkins to practice cw with. The prescribed speed.. is that speed that you
feel good to check in with. I will match that speed for you. The next fellow may be a bit faster or slower.. and you can
certainly get a lot of practice copying the chat with other stations as each check in chats for a few exchanges. There are
possible checkins that may be comfy at 7 - 10 wpm.. and that is just fine.... I'll be listening for anyone.
 
Ya'all come by, say hello!
and after the net...
Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Wed. night checkis.

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Wed. night   PSK  checkins:
KA0KRN  David ,  Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ  Dan,  Fulton, MO
K6QKL  Chuck, Fairview Hts, IL
Lots of QRN but tnx fer your support.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Tonites 40m nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Gang
Looks like the WX may do for me this evening, if it clears by 00:30 I'll post again but for now I'm yanking the antennas and getting another cup o' Joe
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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Dang!

Woody Hester
 

Sure sorry to miss all of you, and all the fun at FDIM :-) Missing it for a happy reason. My XYL and I are taking care of two of our grandchildren while our daughter settles in at home with a brand new granddaughter (up to nine if anyone's keeping track). 72/73 to all and have a great time! / Woody / WD9F


Re: case material

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 5/15/2013 12:06 PM, wmorrill@... wrote:
 

Shawn-
I use aluminum door kick plates, maybe that is what you meant by skid
plates. Kick plates are available from Lowes, Home Depot, etc. The
plates are cheaper than aluminum stock material that hardware stores also
sell. I use a small metal brake/shear to make clean cuts and bends.
Wendell

    You're right, Wendell. a door saddle. I was thinking  about my S-10 chevy durango 4wd, and what's underneath it . Yes, a brake, and shear would be perfect. And a drill press. Then  a couple hundred or so could be made up easy, after a size is set. Cost is really based upon the type and quality material desired. Too much work---. Wendell, you may be familiar with the Pend oreille co. Kalispel Tribe. They have a full fledged alum. gun case making facility/ bus. I live 12 miles from where their reservation is, and the brake and shear. That is why I am looking for a sheet, somewhere here. I just got to learn how to speak in numbers.  Shawn

> Hello 4sqrp radio crafters. I am looking into some different grades of
> aluminum to use for enclosures. I found www.onlinemetals.com,(I'm sure
> there are others), that have sample aluminum sheet packs of the different
> grades and gauges, for sale, if you would like to check it out. I forked
> out for a couple - probably could have doubled my order for the same
> shipping - . The pieces are four inch sq., of different gauges and grades.
> Diz's flying pig rig's board size will work good with one of these pieces,
> for a sub-chassis.(Looks like a skid plate to me). I put my first pig rig
> on a sub chassis, and fit it into a homebrew type of enclosure, measuring:
> 3x5x2in. height. It was a good fit! Just don't know the specs on the piece
> of aluminum I used, so...This time I will. It could be where I use a
> different grade for a sub-chassis than for an enclosure.(tho, the choice
> of material for the enclosures could be most anything, if you even put it
> in one. If I had a china cabinet, I'd place my kits in front of those
> plates that nobody can use. Perfect backdrop, and behind glass! 73 kf7yff
> shawnr
>
>



Re: Hello From Dayton and Netbook Audio

WA1EDJ
 

Terry,
     Is the Cyclone Transceiver going to be offered by 4SQRP as a kit.   Answers I got last time I asked ranged from yes to doubtful.  I'd like to here it from a reliable source...( you! )
TNX....Wish I was there!....Bob....WA1EDJ


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM, <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Hello from the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. Just unloaded the car and am ready for the festivities.  If you are attending FDIM pse stop by the Four State table.  I brought a representative sample of ou8it kits including the new Cyclone transceiver (thanks to strong work by KB9JLO.

As a special treat I have 200 bags of microwave popcorn which are free for the taking. Jolly Time popcorn is located in Sioux City Iowa, and they made me a special price. So come pick up a bag, my treat.

I'm listening to a baseball game on my grand daughter's netbook and can hardly stand the audio quality.  Just wondering has anyone else else experienced this?   Were you able to improve ot?  Powered speaker maybe?

btw N0NBD says it takes a strong man to use a pink computer, think I'll look for some camo tape :o)

72 Terry WAØITP


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Re: case material

Wendell Morrill
 

Shawn-
I use aluminum door kick plates, maybe that is what you meant by skid
plates. Kick plates are available from Lowes, Home Depot, etc. The
plates are cheaper than aluminum stock material that hardware stores also
sell. I use a small metal brake/shear to make clean cuts and bends.
Wendell

Hello 4sqrp radio crafters. I am looking into some different grades of
aluminum to use for enclosures. I found www.onlinemetals.com,(I'm sure
there are others), that have sample aluminum sheet packs of the different
grades and gauges, for sale, if you would like to check it out. I forked
out for a couple - probably could have doubled my order for the same
shipping - . The pieces are four inch sq., of different gauges and grades.
Diz's flying pig rig's board size will work good with one of these pieces,
for a sub-chassis.(Looks like a skid plate to me). I put my first pig rig
on a sub chassis, and fit it into a homebrew type of enclosure, measuring:
3x5x2in. height. It was a good fit! Just don't know the specs on the piece
of aluminum I used, so...This time I will. It could be where I use a
different grade for a sub-chassis than for an enclosure.(tho, the choice
of material for the enclosures could be most anything, if you even put it
in one. If I had a china cabinet, I'd place my kits in front of those
plates that nobody can use. Perfect backdrop, and behind glass! 73 kf7yff
shawnr


case material

shawn_kf7yff <neivahul@...>
 

Hello 4sqrp radio crafters. I am looking into some different grades of aluminum to use for enclosures. I found www.onlinemetals.com,(I'm sure there are others), that have sample aluminum sheet packs of the different grades and gauges, for sale, if you would like to check it out. I forked out for a couple - probably could have doubled my order for the same shipping - . The pieces are four inch sq., of different gauges and grades. Diz's flying pig rig's board size will work good with one of these pieces, for a sub-chassis.(Looks like a skid plate to me). I put my first pig rig on a sub chassis, and fit it into a homebrew type of enclosure, measuring: 3x5x2in. height. It was a good fit! Just don't know the specs on the piece of aluminum I used, so...This time I will. It could be where I use a different grade for a sub-chassis than for an enclosure.(tho, the choice of material for the enclosures could be most anything, if you even put it in one. If I had a china cabinet, I'd place my kits in front of those plates that nobody can use. Perfect backdrop, and behind glass! 73 kf7yff shawnr


Re: Hello From Dayton and Netbook Audio

Wayne Dillon
 

FB Terry,
My wife is a big fan of the popcorn, maybe the enticement to go to Dayton next year??? As for the cammo tape, well don't take it out on Field day and put it down someplace... :)
God Bless and have a grand ole' time.
72/3 de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM, <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Hello from the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. Just unloaded the car and am ready for the festivities. If you are attending FDIM pse stop by the Four State table. I brought a representative sample of ou8it kits including the new Cyclone transceiver (thanks to strong work by KB9JLO.

As a special treat I have 200 bags of microwave popcorn which are free for the taking. Jolly Time popcorn is located in Sioux City Iowa, and they made me a special price. So come pick up a bag, my treat.

I'm listening to a baseball game on my grand daughter's netbook and can hardly stand the audio quality. Just wondering has anyone else else experienced this? Were you able to improve ot? Powered speaker maybe?

btw N0NBD says it takes a strong man to use a pink computer, think I'll look for some camo tape :o)

72 Terry WAØITP




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Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Thoughts on an antenna for my camping trip

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey guys -

I'm coming to you because I consider you the experts on this stuff! over Memorial Day weekend, I'm going to have a 4-night camping trip at Eisenhower State Park in Melvern, KS (just a hop, skip, and a jump from Johnny). My *USUAL* camping equipment in the past has been my old Icom 730, MFJ manual tuner, and either my 31ft Jackite pole vertical (S9 Vertical clone) or Ultimax 100 ( http://www.ultimax-antennas.com/ ). For this trip, however, I think I'd like to do something a little different, now that I have the 817. I'd like to have 80 meter access for night-time operations, and the vertical won't go there. I'm also worried that I'll lose so much power in the mismatch I get with the Ultimax 100 that running at QRP levels will be almost impossible! So, here's my idea:

I have a 4:1 UnUn that I usually use with the Jackite Vertical. I'm thinking about attaching a 71 ft piece of 16 gauge speaker wire to the driven element side of the UnUn, and somewhere around 20-30ft of speaker wire to the other side to act as an elevated counterpoise. The UnUn will be raised to the top of my Jackite pole, and fed with about 50ft of RG-58 I have laying around idle. The 71ft value for the radiator comes from the random wire lengths page on Ham Universe as the first of their recommended values beyond the 80m quarter-wave length.

Think this would play at all? I plan to work a little CW (it's a contest weekend so I could actually use my computer copy software this time), a little digital, and probably a little voice too. My other option is to go ahead and use the Ultimax, with the matching unit lifted into a tree, and the Jackite vertical supporting the other end.

What ya think guys!

Jeremy, N9PH


Re: Hello From Dayton and Netbook Audio

Jeremy Utley
 

On 5/14/2013 8:08 PM, wa0itp@... wrote:
 


I'm listening to a baseball game on my grand daughter's netbook and can hardly stand the audio quality. Just wondering has anyone else else experienced this? Were you able to improve ot? Powered speaker maybe?

I've had that problem on the wife's Aspire one back when I used to watch video streams on it.  A set of powered computer speakers does make a world of difference.  I have a set that came with my eMachines desktop that actually get their power from the USB port of the computer that do pretty good, but any set of reasonable powered speakers should do fine.

Enjoy yourself at Dayton!  I myself have a big 8-ball pool tournament this weekend, and then going camping at Eisenhower State Park over Memorial Day weekend.  That reminds me, I need to ask the advice of the guys on the list here - I'll do a second email for that!

Jeremy, N9PH


Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 5/14/2013 6:14 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
Thought I would go try to find Dan on ebay.  I found "twisttwinkel" as a seller, but it says there are no items listed for sale.  Perhaps I am in the wrong place?

de KC0PET, Rick
  
   No, I think you found him - he just gave us the slip! It's hard to pin a good Parts man down.  kf7yff 73 shawnr.

From: "Shawn Reed"
To: 4sqrp@..., "W5COV Charlie"
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 6:44:31 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Dans Small Parts now on eBay

 

On 5/6/2013 2:52 PM, Charlie , W5COV wrote:
 

Yes , Dan has been on there for a few months now and I for one , find it so much easier to find myself ordering from him .

Charlie , W5COV

 

On 5/6/2013 2:32 PM, Tom wrote:
 

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest, and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula, Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel - I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis

 What's the post date on that info? shawnr

Good eye! Knowing this , I won't have to feel uneasy about sending money forms through the mail. shawnr



Re: Hello From Dayton and Netbook Audio

Paul Smith
 

Hello Terry, a pink computer is dandy. Some cao tape would be cool tho he he he have a good and safe one de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On May 14, 2013, at 8:08 PM, wa0itp@... wrote:

 

Hello from the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. Just unloaded the car and am ready for the festivities. If you are attending FDIM pse stop by the Four State table. I brought a representative sample of ou8it kits including the new Cyclone transceiver (thanks to strong work by KB9JLO.

As a special treat I have 200 bags of microwave popcorn which are free for the taking. Jolly Time popcorn is located in Sioux City Iowa, and they made me a special price. So come pick up a bag, my treat.

I'm listening to a baseball game on my grand daughter's netbook and can hardly stand the audio quality. Just wondering has anyone else else experienced this? Were you able to improve ot? Powered speaker maybe?

btw N0NBD says it takes a strong man to use a pink computer, think I'll look for some camo tape :o)

72 Terry WAØITP


Re: Meeting Saturday

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

GE Johnny:

Yep, it's pretty quiet around here as well. 40 meters sounds like a ghost town tonight.

Oh well, I guess all the guys in Dayton are stimulating the economy!

73, Dave W0CH

On 05/14/2013 09:12 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Ge Dave
Heck you may be the only one left in Mo that is not in Dayton! It sure is
quiet over here in Ks! I kinda felt the draft start up a day or so ago !!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, David Bixler wrote:


Re: RMR net - 2045z 14.0625

F Mitchell <mitchsfm@...>
 


Try 50-50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Will loosen most anything, and cheap, xmission fluid anywhere, acetone in cosmetic section of store.

Mitch 
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Re: Meeting Saturday

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dave 
Heck you may be the only one left in Mo that is not in Dayton! It sure is quiet over here in Ks! I kinda felt the draft start up a day or so ago !!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, David Bixler wrote:
 

Hi folks:

For those of you who are not in Dayton, this is your reminder message
that the May 4SQRP luncheon get-together is this upcoming Saturday, the
18th. Lunch will be at 11:00 at the Country Cupboard restaurant in
beautiful downtown Seneca.

For those of you who are in Dayton, have fun and bring back lots of goodies.

Terry, we could use a few bags of that popcorn down this way!

73,

Dave W0CH

Seneca weather forecast: Party sunny and 87 degrees.
Dayton weather forecast: Isolated thunderstorms and 80 degrees.


Re: Hello From Dayton and Netbook Audio

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Terry and Walter!
You guys are having too much fun already!
First of all Terry the FP group would be proud of you!
As for the Pink, the cowboys down here wear pink shirts for Cancer awareness at some Rodeos!
72 
Enjoy FDIM and Dayton!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, wrote:
 

Hello from the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. Just unloaded the car and am ready for the festivities. If you are attending FDIM pse stop by the Four State table. I brought a representative sample of ou8it kits including the new Cyclone transceiver (thanks to strong work by KB9JLO.

As a special treat I have 200 bags of microwave popcorn which are free for the taking. Jolly Time popcorn is located in Sioux City Iowa, and they made me a special price. So come pick up a bag, my treat.

I'm listening to a baseball game on my grand daughter's netbook and can hardly stand the audio quality. Just wondering has anyone else else experienced this? Were you able to improve ot? Powered speaker maybe?

btw N0NBD says it takes a strong man to use a pink computer, think I'll look for some camo tape :o)

72 Terry WAØITP


Meeting Saturday

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

For those of you who are not in Dayton, this is your reminder message that the May 4SQRP luncheon get-together is this upcoming Saturday, the 18th. Lunch will be at 11:00 at the Country Cupboard restaurant in beautiful downtown Seneca.

For those of you who are in Dayton, have fun and bring back lots of goodies.

Terry, we could use a few bags of that popcorn down this way!

73,

Dave W0CH

Seneca weather forecast: Party sunny and 87 degrees.
Dayton weather forecast: Isolated thunderstorms and 80 degrees.