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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/05/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.

Trouble shooting the Cricket 40

Ellison
 

Hello,

I have built my Cricket 40. It transmits about 750 mw, And the reversed beacon spotted the signal, But I don't have a side-tone, more of a swish type sound.
And, if you listen carefully with an amplified speaker, you can hear signals on 40 meters.  Audio way down compared to the pixie. I am guessing that the chip is bad,
 or one of the 2n7000s.  Can anyone point me in the right direction to troubleshooting?  Thank you. fun little kit.  Kelly Ellison, WB0WQS.

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 06/05/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.

Re: Hilltopper 20

AG1P Ron
 

Jerry,

Look back at previous messages and join the Hilltopper sub-group. There are number of good experiences reported.

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pereira
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2019 7:11 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper 20

 

Thanks Don, sorry to hear of the poor conditions. I’ll keep looking but for the cost it may still be worth the chance etc.

 

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 10:08 PM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:

Jerry, 

Since you asked,  I'll tell you my story.  I built a Hilltopper 20, along with a 20 meter end fed half wave antenna, travel paddle,  etc to take with me on a trip to Hawaii. For the 9 days I was on Kauai the sun didn't produce a single sun spot,  the solar flux hovered around 68, and my QSO count remained at 0. A Hilltopper 40 would have been a much better idea. I still think the Hilltopper 20 is a good radio and look forward to making some contacts on it this summer. 

Don, W9EBK 

 

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 1:56 PM Jerry Pereira <digilink@...> wrote:

What has been your experience with the above rig in terms of making contacts.

Thanks,

Jerry - K4KBL 

Re: Hilltopper 20

Jerry Pereira <digilink@...>
 

Thanks Don, sorry to hear of the poor conditions. I’ll keep looking but for the cost it may still be worth the chance etc.

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 10:08 PM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Jerry, 
Since you asked,  I'll tell you my story.  I built a Hilltopper 20, along with a 20 meter end fed half wave antenna, travel paddle,  etc to take with me on a trip to Hawaii. For the 9 days I was on Kauai the sun didn't produce a single sun spot,  the solar flux hovered around 68, and my QSO count remained at 0. A Hilltopper 40 would have been a much better idea. I still think the Hilltopper 20 is a good radio and look forward to making some contacts on it this summer. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 1:56 PM Jerry Pereira <digilink@...> wrote:
What has been your experience with the above rig in terms of making contacts.
Thanks,
Jerry - K4KBL 

Re: Hilltopper 20

Don, W9EBK
 

Jerry, 
Since you asked,  I'll tell you my story.  I built a Hilltopper 20, along with a 20 meter end fed half wave antenna, travel paddle,  etc to take with me on a trip to Hawaii. For the 9 days I was on Kauai the sun didn't produce a single sun spot,  the solar flux hovered around 68, and my QSO count remained at 0. A Hilltopper 40 would have been a much better idea. I still think the Hilltopper 20 is a good radio and look forward to making some contacts on it this summer. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 1:56 PM Jerry Pereira <digilink@...> wrote:
What has been your experience with the above rig in terms of making contacts.
Thanks,
Jerry - K4KBL 

FOXHUNT

Dale Putnam
 

The Summer Season of FOXHUNTS is coming up, Starts on June 27th. in the 20 acre woods. 
Check it out.. and send in YOUR application as a FOX. 

qrpfoxhunt.org

The fastest 90 minutes in radio. And it makes it a lot easier to get past the solar doldrums too. 
See you there!!

Good Luck,
Dale - WC7S in Wy

Hilltopper 20

Jerry Pereira <digilink@...>
 

What has been your experience with the above rig in terms of making contacts.
Thanks,
Jerry - K4KBL 

SOTA the Tennessee hillbilly and hillbobbie way

Jerry Brown
 

One for the record books....

Serpents on the Air....local TV that is!

A sheriff's deputy is called to check out couple's activity on a remote country road in our county not too far from our home....

The lawman  comes upon a sleeping amorous pair who were oblivious to a pretty sizable
 
rattlesnake who was also checking them out. CRAZY!!!!
 
Looks like the snake "passed" on this meal! Maybe it was the stench of alcohol that repelled!
 
 
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/deputy-saves-pair-from-rattlesnake

72/73,

Jerry N4EO
 

Re: HPF Instructions Errata

David Wilcox
 

Jerry,

Good choice if that was where your heart was.  I was a famIly doctor for 44 years, sometimes getting 3 paychecks a month (3 jobs:  office, ER, and county jail) BUT I never worked a day in my life....... practice sprinkled with ham radio, sailing, church work  made every day a joy.  Now in retirement it seems the energy is gone when the time is available but the radio room is my therapy.  Much cheaper than a psychiatrist and much less trouble than a mistress.  Ha!


Dave K8WPE
David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Jun 1, 2019, at 9:26 AM, Jerry Brown <n4eobrown@...> wrote:

Dave,

Thanks. 

My kit arrived this week and I will be building before our local ham club meeting in June.

I have working  4SQRP LPF built at Ozarkcon a while back.

Will be giving talk and short demo with these filters.

When I was at MIZZOU for masters in '69 and '70 took graduate course "DIGITAL AND SAMPLE DATA SYSTEMS"

and one of my projects was using main frame to emulate/implement  Chebyshev analog filter principles as digital filters.


That's about the time I decided to bail out of EE  for med school :-)

72/73.

Jerry N4EO


On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 7:37 AM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A sharp-eyed builder spotted some mistakes in the 4SQRP HPF kit instructions with incorrect part numbers.  In a nutshell, the proper parts values are:  C1 and C5 470pF Mica, C3 is 330 pF Mica, C2 is 0.01u ceramic, and C4 is 0.0047u ceramic.  The updated assembly manual and schematic, revision A, will be uploaded to the web page soon.

If you have assembled your kit, please modify it per this information.  If you need replacement components, let me know.

73 Dave Cripe NM0S

Re: HPF Instructions Errata

Jerry Brown
 

Dave,

Thanks. 

My kit arrived this week and I will be building before our local ham club meeting in June.

I have working  4SQRP LPF built at Ozarkcon a while back.

Will be giving talk and short demo with these filters.

When I was at MIZZOU for masters in '69 and '70 took graduate course "DIGITAL AND SAMPLE DATA SYSTEMS"

and one of my projects was using main frame to emulate/implement  Chebyshev analog filter principles as digital filters.


That's about the time I decided to bail out of EE  for med school :-)

72/73.

Jerry N4EO


On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 7:37 AM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A sharp-eyed builder spotted some mistakes in the 4SQRP HPF kit instructions with incorrect part numbers.  In a nutshell, the proper parts values are:  C1 and C5 470pF Mica, C3 is 330 pF Mica, C2 is 0.01u ceramic, and C4 is 0.0047u ceramic.  The updated assembly manual and schematic, revision A, will be uploaded to the web page soon.

If you have assembled your kit, please modify it per this information.  If you need replacement components, let me know.

73 Dave Cripe NM0S

HPF Instructions Errata

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

A sharp-eyed builder spotted some mistakes in the 4SQRP HPF kit instructions with incorrect part numbers.  In a nutshell, the proper parts values are:  C1 and C5 470pF Mica, C3 is 330 pF Mica, C2 is 0.01u ceramic, and C4 is 0.0047u ceramic.  The updated assembly manual and schematic, revision A, will be uploaded to the web page soon.

If you have assembled your kit, please modify it per this information.  If you need replacement components, let me know.

73 Dave Cripe NM0S

Re: Head Magnifier Redux

W4OED
 

Got me one of these, too.

Very good for the price.

73 de W4OED (Oscar)

Re: 40M Net Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Thanks Paul,
We're all hoping for better condx next week.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.             
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/30/2019 8:41 AM, Paul Goemans wrote:

Terry,
  Could not copy you (too close). QRN and SSB QRM were fierce! I heard N0YJ and W2SH.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:23 AM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
Three checkinbs last night, good net considering the QRN I had pounding my ant.  Checking in were:
N0YJ  Bert
W2SH  Chas
N0SA  Larry

Thank you gentlemen Hope to cu agn next week, along with many other Four Staters.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

Re: 40M Net Chekins

Paul Goemans
 

Terry,
  Could not copy you (too close). QRN and SSB QRM were fierce! I heard N0YJ and W2SH.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 

From: WA0ITP
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:23 AM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40M Net Chekins
 
Three checkinbs last night, good net considering the QRN I had pounding my ant.  Checking in were:
N0YJ  Bert
W2SH  Chas
N0SA  Larry

Thank you gentlemen Hope to cu agn next week, along with many other Four Staters.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

40M Net Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Three checkinbs last night, good net considering the QRN I had pounding my ant.  Checking in were:
N0YJ  Bert
W2SH  Chas
N0SA  Larry

Thank you gentlemen Hope to cu agn next week, along with many other Four Staters.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

DMR NET

Robert
 

THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

WG5F ED

N0TGR DICK

NK8O CHARLES

WA0ITP TERRY

AC0BQ JOHNNY

KB2HSH JOHN

KA4RUR FRED


73'S

BERT

N0YJ

80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
Thin pickings tonight.
Lots of static crashes up to S8-9,
and a steady qrn level of S6.

The check in’s were:
WA0ITP TERRY
N0YJ BERT
WA9PWP PAUL
and WB0??? Tried several times to get in but I couldn’t get a complete call sign.

I may Call the 40 meter Net at 8:00 next week to see how it does?

Watch the reflector for announcements.
72
Stay Dry
Johnnu AC0BQ 
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/29/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 29 May 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 DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/29/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is to be announced.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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.