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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

I have used my propane torch. On long wire runs. Have to be careful with the heat but it did work. Also in the summer have driven my tractor over and used the inverter  to drive my weller gun.  

Most of the things I need a soldering iron for outside are on the larger side of the normal soldering that I do. I wouldn't mind getting one of those old school irons that you heat with fire or a torch. Like this:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R2.TR1.TRC0.A0.H1.TRS1&_nkw=antique+copper+soldering+iron&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=antique+soldering+iron

73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

David Wilcox
 

I have the Weller Portasol PSI100K Pro and love it.  Works out in the cold damp or wet for antenna installation.  Couldn’t live without it.  Worth every penny.

Dave K8WPE since 1960

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Nov 11, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:



Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.


Re: How much TX Power allowed into a MagicBox T/R Switch?

Hidehiko Komachi - JA9MAT
 

Hi,

I've tested with the 807 single CW Xmtr into a MagicBox(MB).
It's power out is 12W(max) at Vp=350V into a dummy load.
I put the Xmtr into my MB and saw its power out into a dummy load.
The power out is about 8W. The 4W is loss!

Then I put another QRP TX of 4W into MB I got 4W no loss!
Maybe the power loss depends on the input power of the MB.

Hidheiko JA9MAT


Re: ZZRX-40 for sale

KF6VCI <kf6vci@...>
 

Hello Dave

how much would shipping be? SC or DX?

I really want this RX to practivce learning CW. 

Am having issues getting paid - working part-time in Vietnam ATM.

Mmm, how about $ 35?

73,
Chris

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am pretty upset - 

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Vietnam

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my buddy, Walter, is on this sail boat, in the South China Sea.
I relly want to operate /mm hi

73,


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:06 PM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am thinning the herd and gathering some funds for Hamcation in February.  I have built many of the 4 State kits and have enjoyed them immensely. But there does come a time to let someone else share the joy.

Make me an offer plus shipping if interested.  PayPal please.

Reply to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com

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Re: Freq-Mite

Paul AI4EE
 

Where did connect your Freq-mite in the Ozark Patrol? I've been planning to put one in mine, but haven't done it yet. Thanks, AI4EE.


On 11/11/2019 9:45 PM, Tom Denton via Groups.Io wrote:
Sure hate to see the Freq-mite disappear, I've used it in several rigs in place of a display, the first being a KW-7 and the last being an Ozark Patrol. Handy little circuit.

Tom
W9KKQ


Re: Freq-Mite

Tom Denton
 

Sure hate to see the Freq-mite disappear, I've used it in several rigs in place of a display, the first being a KW-7 and the last being an Ozark Patrol. Handy little circuit.

Tom
W9KKQ


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 WQ5RP Terry.

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: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>
 

That is neat Bob!

Never knew they made those. ..

How long do the tips last?


Dwayne Ka0aam


On Monday, November 11, 2019, 3:02:17 PM CST, w9ran <w9ran@...> wrote:


A bunch of us picked up 12 volt irons like this via eBay sellers:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DC-60W-Car-Auto-Crocodile-Battery-Clip-Powered-Electric-Soldering-Iron-WP/372745384868

I put on powerpoles so it can run from any of my DC power sources and
they put out enough heat to do useful work.  Nothing wrong with the
butane job but it's nice to have options, especially for this price.

73, Bob W9RAN





Re: Great CW operating article

Larry
 

Many TNX DOC

Classic  info.

Enjoy everyone.

73,

Larry ns4q ..


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

John - KK4ITX
 

RS is still in business, not sure if this is the same “iron” or not, they are out of stock online but you can check your closest Hobby Town for one. If there isn’t one near you perhaps a caring QRPer would keep an eye out for you ?

https://www.radioshack.com/collections/soldering-tools/products/mini-butane-gas-powered-soldering-iron?variant=20331814533


Good luck,


John

KK4ITX 


Reaching for my MIC I banged my head ..... now I see double you.

On Nov 11, 2019, at 15:13, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr@...> wrote:


I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

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Re: Great CW operating article

Ed - ad7gr
 

Agreed.   It can be discouraging and give the impression of elitism.

73,
Ed - ad7gr
-- 
Joh173

My goodness the whole “not ham radio” nonsense gets old.

  


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Tom KA3GGI
 

My wife bought a butane torch to use in baking from Bed Bath and Beyond its real small, but works nice and uses a can to refuel.  Tom  KA3GGI

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 03:50:45 PM EST, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:


Another alternative might be buying a cheap (aka Harbor Freight) generator and then powering an electric soldering iron/gun with it.  A temperature controlled iron might be finicky about the quality of the sinewave being produced by the generator, but regular low tech irons/guns are just heating elements and wouldn't care (if soldering irons could care).  If a butane iron is suitable, I doubt a temperature controlled iron would be needed.  And the generator might be able to power a lightbulb if soldering in a place with no electricity.  Something that puts out a couple hundred Watts should be sufficient.

John, AA0VE

On 11/11/19 2:30 PM, Thomas Martin wrote:
Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.

Tom
K0amd

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

w9ran
 

A bunch of us picked up 12 volt irons like this via eBay sellers:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DC-60W-Car-Auto-Crocodile-Battery-Clip-Powered-Electric-Soldering-Iron-WP/372745384868

I put on powerpoles so it can run from any of my DC power sources and they put out enough heat to do useful work.  Nothing wrong with the butane job but it's nice to have options, especially for this price.

73, Bob W9RAN


For Sale Renewed Dell Laptop

Dale Putnam
 

Here's a deal for someone looking for a small laptop, for flidigi work.
He has this one ready, and one being worked on. 
No.. he isn't trying to make enough to go to college, altho he is going.
Yes, full disclosure, but I don't know why, he is my son. and if you really want to 
know the rest of the story.. I will run a brag tape. (member the ol rtty days??)

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



Subject: Renewed Dell Laptop



I'm still completing the "in depth" spec sheet for the renewed Dell laptop, but here's a summary:

Model - Dell E6410
Storage - 1TB SSHD/hybrid drive (NEW)
Memory - 8GB (NEW)
CPU - i5-520M
OS - Windows 10 Pro currently loaded (can be replaced with customer's choice of Linux distro at no extra cost)
Display - 1280 x 780, 14.1 inches
Quirks - Dust buildup in plastic grills I haven't been able to clean out (no impact to sound or performance), under Windows the display will flicker after being left idle long enough to power off/sleep (hasn't happened in BIOS, memtest, or Ubuntu in my testing).
Price - $200 + shipping (buyer's choice, as long as it's available in Cheyenne)
Payment method - PayPal or Card (contact me if you'd prefer a different method and we can chat)
Pictures are available upon request (real, thorough pictures - not photoshopped marketing fluff).
Guaranteed to ship within three business days of payment receipt. 

One year warranty, 14 day no questions return window. I do ask that the buyer pays return shipping, but I'm not a heartless corporation - I'll work with you :)
I can't warranty anything along the lines of damage from coffee spills, drops, etc.

I don't sell anything I wouldn't buy myself, at the price listed - I'm proud of the work I put into it, I trust the parts I installed and I believe my testing was thorough and complete. If you're unhappy with the laptop, I want to make it right.

Thanks!

Matthew Putnam
Byte Sized Tech LLC


Re: Great CW operating article

James Shaver
 

My goodness the whole “not ham radio” nonsense gets old. 

On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:39 AM, n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...> wrote:


John, VE3IPS, I agree - FT8 is NOT ham radio...  Can see that it might be useful for "coordinated" propagation studies by designated researchers/organizations but it is NOT ham radio.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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  Thank you! 



On Sunday, November 10, 2019, 07:31:59 AM CST, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:


Thanks Doc for this article as I think FT8 isnt ham radio
John ve3ips
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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

John Lonigro
 

Another alternative might be buying a cheap (aka Harbor Freight) generator and then powering an electric soldering iron/gun with it.  A temperature controlled iron might be finicky about the quality of the sinewave being produced by the generator, but regular low tech irons/guns are just heating elements and wouldn't care (if soldering irons could care).  If a butane iron is suitable, I doubt a temperature controlled iron would be needed.  And the generator might be able to power a lightbulb if soldering in a place with no electricity.  Something that puts out a couple hundred Watts should be sufficient.

John, AA0VE

On 11/11/19 2:30 PM, Thomas Martin wrote:
Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.

Tom
K0amd

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Thomas Martin
 

Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.

Tom
K0amd


On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>
 


I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Jeff, K9JP
 

Hello Mike,

I have had a Weller WPA2 - Pyropen Pro cordless Self-Igniting Butane Soldering Iron 60W, 482 to 932 degrees F. for at lest 10 years without issues or problems of any kind. There are over ten different tip styles that you can purchase to use with this Butane Soldering iron. The price has gone up over the years like everything else, but when you need cordless, this works very well.

73, Jeff K9JP


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 9:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.



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ZZRX-40 for sale

David Wilcox
 

I am thinning the herd and gathering some funds for Hamcation in February. I have built many of the 4 State kits and have enjoyed them immensely. But there does come a time to let someone else share the joy.

Make me an offer plus shipping if interested. PayPal please.

Reply to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com

Dave K8WPE since 1960.






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