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Re: Nouveau 75 Help needed

cornhusker
 

The problem is being worked on.  Just hang on for a solution soon.  I had same issue.  
73 de K0NEB 


On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 4:22 PM, Bill VanKirk
<bvkirk@...> wrote:
Would any of the 4state builders be available to take a look at my Nouveau 75? It has a problem and I can't figure it out. The audio is distorted so bad on receive stations can not be copied. SMD is beyond my skill level and I don't want to destroy this trying. I will be willing to pay someone for their time to get this going. Help anyone?

73
Bill
4sqrp #201


Nouveau 75 Help needed

Bill VanKirk
 

Would any of the 4state builders be available to take a look at my Nouveau 75? It has a problem and I can't figure it out. The audio is distorted so bad on receive stations can not be copied. SMD is beyond my skill level and I don't want to destroy this trying. I will be willing to pay someone for their time to get this going. Help anyone?

73
Bill
4sqrp #201


Re: WTB ZZ RX 40

tom martin <tecnician@...>
 




On Aug 18, 2019, at 9:14 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

want to buy an unbuilt zz rx 40.  kit if u have one


Jim
WW9H


Re: Ozark Banner

Tom Sevart
 

Good article on 10m E-skip in the Banner. The idea of listening to the 28.200-.300 beacon band is a great idea to see when the band is open, as well as the popular 10-10 freq. I operate a 10m beacon on 28.2095 and it's always interesting to see where my beacon's being heard. And one trick I often use is to listen for skip on the 11 meter CB band, 27.025 in particular. When I hear signals there, I'll move up to 10m. And so far with all the rain and storms we've had this summer, seems like E-skip has been pretty active.


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St. Paul, KS


WTB ZZ RX 40

Jim Long
 

want to buy an unbuilt zz rx 40.  kit if u have one


Jim
WW9H


Re: Very Nice Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Perfect Banner, thank you Keith!  The taking care of the portable mast should be on every QRPer's reading list!
73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....
......... St Louis QRP Society .......


On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 9:20 PM Tom Brown <tbrown63301@...> wrote:
Enjoyed reading the Banner. Tnx Keith for a really nice edition. I missed the presentation about the masts at OCon because I was taking care of some business so really enjoyed reading the write up. 
Tom W0MFQ


Very Nice Banner

Tom Brown
 

Enjoyed reading the Banner. Tnx Keith for a really nice edition. I missed the presentation about the masts at OCon because I was taking care of some business so really enjoyed reading the write up. 
Tom W0MFQ


Re: Suspect Parts

Dale Putnam
 

Very well put, Curt, and I echo the same test results. 
Cost of repairs are higher.. but they only need be done ONCE.

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Curt via Groups.Io <rhulett1@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:03 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] Suspect Parts
 
For awhile, substandard parts, (small value ceramic capacitors and transistors in particular), have been sold for very low prices on the auction site.  Had encountered these in very cheap kits from the same site and always considered it getting what was paid for.  Routine testing of these components was necessary to avoid building a brick, usually replacing the bad parts with parts from a vendor like Mouser, Digikey, Newark, etc.  Sometimes wholesale replacement was easier than testing as even with testing, the life of the suspect capacitors is unknown.  An audio transistor relabeled as an RF transistor or RF FET can be frustrating.

More recently, have been encountering these same substandard parts in kits sold by qrp clubs and small us vendors. Most have likely always relied on the quality of the provided components, and didn't bother testing components before installation. Those days are over. My two most recently purchased kits had substandard 0.1 uf ceramic capacitors as tested.  When I test a component and find it 1/2 the labeled value with ten times the loss I don't trust it at all.

Curt KB5JO


Re: Ozark Banner

w9ran
 

On 8/17/2019 3:00 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
Because of the various park regulations and also because I can be kind of lazy I often extend my mast with the wire attached and then taking the direction of the prevailing wind into consideration I just lean the pole into a tree.
Another nice thing about Jackite poles is they fit perfectly into EMT (conduit) hanger clamps that can be found at any home improvement store:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-ACC-Conduit-Hanger-67820/202077114

By bolting two hanger clamps back-to-back, you have a way to attach the Jackite pole to another round pipe, like the ladder on an RV, fencepost, etc.    With a little work you can make a vertical support that fits into a standard receiver type hitch with a couple of these clamps that will support a 30 ft. Jackite pole without guys.   An old hitch type bike rack provides all the raw material needed.

The performance of a 30'  antenna with three 30' counterpoise wires equals that of nearly any home antenna on 40 meters and does a good job on all bands with a tuner (or preferably an autotuner at the base).   And if you come up with a way to attach it to your vehicle you can avoid any regulatory issues and be on the air in well under 10 minutes.

73,  Bob W9RAN


Suspect Parts

Curt
 

For awhile, substandard parts, (small value ceramic capacitors and transistors in particular), have been sold for very low prices on the auction site.  Had encountered these in very cheap kits from the same site and always considered it getting what was paid for.  Routine testing of these components was necessary to avoid building a brick, usually replacing the bad parts with parts from a vendor like Mouser, Digikey, Newark, etc.  Sometimes wholesale replacement was easier than testing as even with testing, the life of the suspect capacitors is unknown.  An audio transistor relabeled as an RF transistor or RF FET can be frustrating.

More recently, have been encountering these same substandard parts in kits sold by qrp clubs and small us vendors. Most have likely always relied on the quality of the provided components, and didn't bother testing components before installation. Those days are over. My two most recently purchased kits had substandard 0.1 uf ceramic capacitors as tested.  When I test a component and find it 1/2 the labeled value with ten times the loss I don't trust it at all.

Curt KB5JO


Re: Ozark Banner

Tim N9PUZ
 

Thank you to Keith and all of the authors for another nice issue of the Banner!

I like to do SOTA activations when I'm able; the nearest "summits" are about 3 hours away from my home. To get my "fix" I also participate in the POTA (Parks On The Air) program since there are several of those to choose from within an hours drive and even a couple within about 20 minutes.

I really enjoyed the post on portable masts. Because of the various park regulations and also because I can be kind of lazy I often extend my mast with the wire attached and then taking the direction of the prevailing wind into consideration I just lean the pole into a tree. Works well and even a Conservation Officer who stopped where I was operating once never said a thing after looking at it.

I have three of the Jackite brand poles and highly recommend them for their ruggedness. My first one (28 ft) is about 20 years old now and is still going strong. Before installing a tower at home it was used outdoors for about 18 months straight as the center support for a NorCal Doublet which was my only HF antenna at the time. The lettering on the pole faded but aside from that it's in great condition.

Tim N9PUZ

On 8/17/2019 10:50 AM, Keith Arns via Groups.Io wrote:
The August edition of the Ozark Banner is now available for you to download.  Hope you enjoy it.

Keith Arns
KC0PP
Editor


Re: Great Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I agree with Paul.
Great Banner Kieth

Thanks for putting it together.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

Good banner this time. I really liked the section on Masts for portable ops. Im going to have to upgrade to the jackite pole although my old sunny day crappie rod is 15 years old or so and still kicking. good read de Paul N0NBD

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Re: Ozark Banner

n4mj
 

That's a great 'Banner' Keith.  I have looked it over quickly and plan to re-read it later when I have more time.

Thanks for letting us know it was online.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:50:38 AM CDT, Keith Arns via Groups.Io <kc0pp@...> wrote:


The August edition of the Ozark Banner is now available for you to download.  Hope you enjoy it.

Keith Arns
KC0PP
Editor


Great Banner

Paul Smith
 


Good banner this time. I really liked the section on Masts for portable ops. Im going to have to upgrade to the jackite pole although my old sunny day crappie rod is 15 years old or so and still kicking. good read de Paul N0NBD

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Ozark Banner

Keith Arns
 

The August edition of the Ozark Banner is now available for you to download.  Hope you enjoy it.

Keith Arns
KC0PP
Editor


Re: Brutus reservations

Tom Sevart
 

I'm planning on taking my camper, so will get a regular spot.


On Fri, Aug 16, 2019, 22:43 Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
The lady last year said we could camp at the shelter house with the restrooms left open. Someone might inquire. The use of the shelter house was $25.00
Paul N0NBD

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Brutus reservations

Paul Smith
 

The lady last year said we could camp at the shelter house with the restrooms left open. Someone might inquire. The use of the shelter house was $25.00
Paul N0NBD

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Re: Nouveau 75 Distorted Audio

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

This rig uses a TA7642 IC for the AM detector and AGC.  It combines many functions in a three-pin package.  It is also known for its distinctive audio characteristic, as builders of the Murania can attest.  The audio quality is somewhat determined by bias levels.  Much of the harshness of the audio can be rolled off in the speaker driver bu adding some additional capacitance to C12, in the 0.001 to 0.01u range.


Re: #BRUTUS Reservations at Brutus? #BRUTUS

Tom Sevart
 

On 08/16/19 14:53, wg5f@... wrote:
Has anyone made reservations at Brutus yet?
de, WG5F, Ed, Tulsa.
_._,_._,_

Not yet but I plan to be there.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: #BRUTUS Reservations at Brutus? #BRUTUS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Not yet Ed
But I need to call them soon.
73
Johnny

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 2:53 PM <wg5f@...> wrote:
Has anyone made reservations at Brutus yet?
de, WG5F, Ed, Tulsa.

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