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Re: New Kit ?

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

It's in the latest issue of The Banner, starting on page 3:

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/201905.pdf

On May 24, 2019, at 10:07 PM, Michael N6MST <n6mst@...> wrote:

For those who didn't go to FDIM, what's this new kit, anyway?

73,
Michael N6MST
--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: New Kit ?

Jess Gypin
 

I get an ARRL info sheet when clicking that link.

On May 24, 2019, at 9:53 PM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:

It's in the latest issue of The Banner, starting on page 3:

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/201905.pdf



On May 24, 2019, at 10:07 PM, Michael N6MST <n6mst@...> wrote:

For those who didn't go to FDIM, what's this new kit, anyway?

73,
Michael N6MST

--
Jeff N0��MII

Re: New Kit ?

davemrtn
 

Must be something wrong with your browser.

When I clicked the link (below) it went straight to the 4sqrp Banner pdf.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 5/24/2019 23:42, Jess Gypin wrote:
I get an ARRL info sheet when clicking that link.

On May 24, 2019, at 9:53 PM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:

It's in the latest issue of The Banner, starting on page 3:

   http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/201905.pdf



On May 24, 2019, at 10:07 PM, Michael N6MST <n6mst@...> wrote:

For those who didn't go to FDIM, what's this new kit, anyway?

73,
Michael N6MST

Re: New Kit ?

nm0s_qrp
 

Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: New Kit ?

Dave Benson
 

Dave-

That must have been some tumble! Glad you're feeling better now.

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 8:50 AM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40 side tone not heard

Charles W. Powell
 

I don’t know if anyone replied to this Jim.  Try a set of ear buds.  The side tone is very impedance dependent.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 20, 2019, at 3:05 PM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Just built the Cricket 40.  I can hear I am transmitting a tone on a nearby receiver.  I hear another station in my ear phones.    I cannot hear a sidetone in my stereo ear phones.  Any suggestions?

This is a neat kit and was fun to build.

Jim
WW9H

Re: Hilltopper 40 for sale

Charles W. Powell
 

Someone on the Facebook group was asking about a built kit because he had problems with shaky hands.  Were you able to sell it?

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 13, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Timmie via Groups.Io <tbone99@...> wrote:

I built the Hilltopper 40 kit and the radio works perfectly.  I would like to sell it. (I just like building kits.) 
$100

contact:  tbone99@...

Re: Cricket 40 side tone not heard

Jim Long
 

Thanks, I will try that.  

JIm

On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 7:05 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I don’t know if anyone replied to this Jim.  Try a set of ear buds.  The side tone is very impedance dependent.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 20, 2019, at 3:05 PM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Just built the Cricket 40.  I can hear I am transmitting a tone on a nearby receiver.  I hear another station in my ear phones.    I cannot hear a sidetone in my stereo ear phones.  Any suggestions?

This is a neat kit and was fun to build.

Jim
WW9H

Re: New Kit ?

Leland Lannoye
 

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: New Kit ?

Johnny Matlock
 

Gm Lee
See the article here In the Banner.

Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:03 AM Leland Lannoye <wa9aoe@...> wrote:

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

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Re: New Kit ?

Paul Goemans
 

See second page of the May 2019 Ozark QRP Banner ‘zine, found on the 4SQRP website. It is the Nouveau 75 75 meter AM transceiver.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 

From: Leland Lannoye
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:03 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?
 

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: New Kit ?

KM6KJE
 

How do you order? I would like one

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:19:02 AM PDT, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:


See second page of the May 2019 Ozark QRP Banner ‘zine, found on the 4SQRP website. It is the Nouveau 75 75 meter AM transceiver.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?
 

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: New Kit ?

Paul Smith
 

The last I read, they are waiting on boards and parts so it is a few weeks out from sales. A buy button will be on the page when ordering is open. It will be announced on here as well I suspect.
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 4:26 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?
 
How do you order? I would like one

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:19:02 AM PDT, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:


See second page of the May 2019 Ozark QRP Banner ‘zine, found on the 4SQRP website. It is the Nouveau 75 75 meter AM transceiver.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?
 

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: New Kit ?

Steve Saslow
 

the link referred to worked fine, - but: AM only?  no ssb or cw?  I'm thinking about emergency uses, including monitoring and checking into 75m nets...there are numerous fine ones (western usa, and I believe also all of N America/Canada...)  especially, no receive electronics for those?  

Re: New Kit ?

Gary Kohtala
 

I too would like one when they become available. I saw no mention of price. Has that been determined? Thanks..

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail

On May 26, 2019, at 12:26, KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:
How do you order? I would like one

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:19:02 AM PDT, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:


See second page of the May 2019 Ozark QRP Banner ‘zine, found on the 4SQRP website. It is the Nouveau 75 75 meter AM transceiver.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

 
 
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?
 

What will the new kit be???

Lee, WA9AOE

On 05/25/19 08:50, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your patience, everyone.  While my best laid plans were to have this kit released prior to Ozarkcon, you can't always plan for every interruption.  I took a tumble over the winter, and ended up with a concussion, which resulted in missing the deadline to get PCB orders in before Chinese New Year, which resulted in a 2 month delay, and Ozarkcon and FDIM prep pushed the schedule out further.
The current status is that the prototype unit looks good and plays well.  I don't foresee any circuit or layout changes.  Beta kits will be shipped Monday  so that Beta testers can check the assembly instructions, and verify the micro operation.  The first run of production boards have been ordered, and will be arriving in about 3 weeks.  Give our kitter another week to get some inventory together, so expect a release date before the end of June.

73 Dave NM0S

Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

W6BOW
 

Dear All,


Today Sunday AM (5/26/19)  I worked portable ...

KG7CW    Idaho
NH7A       Hawaii
KH7M       Hawaii


The CQ WW WPX Contest and favorable condx (I heard a Croatia station 599) didn't hurt of course.

IMG_9034-C.jpg
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

IMG_9037-C.jpg
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA










Re: Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

Dave Benson
 

Don-

Thanks for sharing! Good deal on the portable operation with the Christmas tree vertical.

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 9:26 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,


Today Sunday AM (5/26/19)  I worked portable ...

KG7CW    Idaho
NH7A       Hawaii
KH7M       Hawaii


The CQ WW WPX Contest and favorable condx (I heard a Croatia station 599) didn't hurt of course.

IMG_9034-C.jpg
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

IMG_9037-C.jpg
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA










Re: Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

Charles W. Powell
 

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 27, 2019, at 4:08 AM, Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

Don-

Thanks for sharing! Good deal on the portable operation with the Christmas tree vertical.

73- Dave, K1SWL

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 9:26 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,


Today Sunday AM (5/26/19)  I worked portable ...

KG7CW    Idaho
NH7A       Hawaii
KH7M       Hawaii


The CQ WW WPX Contest and favorable condx (I heard a Croatia station 599) didn't hurt of course.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA













Re: New Kit ?

W6BOW
 

Steve,

You make excellent, valid points.

Perhaps some day the 4SQRP guys and gals will put out that all purpose rig you desire.


My opinion for what it's worth ….

4SQRP (kits) needn't (and shouldn't) attempt to be all things to all HAMS.

I'm old enough to remember the "AM v SSB" battle. Believe it or not the AM faction called SSB "Silly Side Band". The SSB faction called AM  "Ancient Modulation".

Per (in my opinion) the excellent May 2019 Banner "Coming Soon" writeup, "If you have never experienced AM on the ham bands, it is a real treat.  Voices sound very natural, and conversations are relaxed without the listener fatigue that comes with distorted SSB.  The Nouveau 75 is a great entry level rig to give AM a try." 

Emphasis (my own) on, "give AM a try".


Respectfully,

W6BOW - Don
SF   CA   USA

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Saslow <k7ew@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 26, 2019 10:05 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Kit ?

the link referred to worked fine, - but: AM only?  no ssb or cw?  I'm thinking about emergency uses, including monitoring and checking into 75m nets...there are numerous fine ones (western usa, and I believe also all of N America/Canada...)  especially, no receive electronics for those?  

Re: Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

W6BOW
 

Chas,

Interesting isn't it that come contest time all sigs are a whopping 599. Curious that!

Will keep all abreast of my portable peregrinations. 

W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...>
To: 4 State QRP <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2019 7:10 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 27, 2019, at 4:08 AM, Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

Don-

Thanks for sharing! Good deal on the portable operation with the Christmas tree vertical.

73- Dave, K1SWL

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 9:26 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,


Today Sunday AM (5/26/19)  I worked portable ...

KG7CW    Idaho
NH7A       Hawaii
KH7M       Hawaii


The CQ WW WPX Contest and favorable condx (I heard a Croatia station 599) didn't hurt of course.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA