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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Ge Group
I have to attend to my monthly Civic duties tonight.
I won’t be able to call the 40 and 80 meter nets.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 4 December 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 central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 4 December 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 central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Larry
 

TNX Everyone for being here and being active.

We need folks who are ON THE AIR.

Happy Holidays and GET ACTIVE.

72 All,

Larry NS4Q..

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 4 December 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 central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: GQRP kit (built) rigs for sale

Rich Holoch KY6R <rholoch@...>
 

I'm interested, but need to know how TR switching is done between the TX and RX

BTW - received the package - thanks!

73,

Rich
KY6R

Sent from my Verizon Motorola Smartphone

On Dec 3, 2019 9:44 AM, "David Wilcox via Groups.Io" <Djwilcox01@...> wrote:
I have enjoyed the GQRP kits xcvr, rcvr and their fine antenna matching unit but it is time to let someone else share the joy.  They are all working and are for sale as a group for $100.00 + $15.00 Priority Mail shipping.  See enclosed photos.

Contact me direct at Djwilcox01 at gmail dot come.

US shipping only. PayPal preferred payment but other methods will be considered.

Thank you.

Dave K8WPE since 1960

Other photos available... couldn't figure out how to shrink them down smaller.  Can only send 25 Mb total at one time.





Re: cricket 30 C15, C16, R8

WA0ITP
 

Since the sidetone is a relaxation oscillator, change C16 or R8 to change the sidetone.  Note that it has nothing to do with the frequency offset, and it won't change when changing the frequency to which the rig is tuned. Change xtals to prove that.

C15 controls the T/R offset and determines the tone at which you'll be able to work a station at a tone you like. Try for 500-800 HZ, I changed C15 on my first 80A and achieved ~600 hz offset which it played vy well

GL and enjoy your Cricket.  You might check out becoming a Cricketeer 

 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/3/2019 12:23 PM, Wayne Steury wrote:

C15

Wayne Steury IPhone

On Dec 3, 2019, at 11:20 AM, Wayne Steury via Groups.Io <waynesteury@...> wrote:

 Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.

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Wayne Steury N9egt 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Re: cricket 30

Wayne Steury
 

C15

Wayne Steury IPhone

On Dec 3, 2019, at 11:20 AM, Wayne Steury via Groups.Io <waynesteury@...> wrote:

Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.

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Wayne Steury N9egt 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Re: cricket 30

Wayne Steury
 

Yes I thought the cricket did not have an audible pitch with some stations. I modified the C 13 capacitor with a little Variable that helped.




Wayne Steury N9egt 

On Dec 3, 2019, at 9:20 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Re: cricket 30

colin humphries
 

Thanks guys, I will try and look up the mods later.

Re: cricket 30

Frank Perkins
 

Dog whistle Cricket.
I found the sidetones mod info.
There first changed C-15 to a 30pf which did well, but later changed it to a variable (anything that tunes 15 to 60 will do). They tore one out of a cheap transistor radio, and mounted it in the battery location. They then soldered two 9v battery clips together, snapped one on the Cricket board clop and the other one onto a battery laying off the board (observe polarity when soldering wires).
Frank

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 9:20 AM Frank Perkins via Groups.Io <N6CES.r=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dog whistle sidetones?
Well, outside of eating Kibbles and dog biscuits, it seems like I remember a modification published on the Cricket 80 that changed the value of a cap (C-7?).
Another ham installed a variable cap over by the key and ran wires to the cap's previous location pads.
You might look for arrivals on it and compare circuitry to your Cricket 30.
Frank N6CES

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 8:20 AM colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:
Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

GQRP kit (built) rigs for sale

David Wilcox
 

I have enjoyed the GQRP kits xcvr, rcvr and their fine antenna matching unit but it is time to let someone else share the joy.  They are all working and are for sale as a group for $100.00 + $15.00 Priority Mail shipping.  See enclosed photos.

Contact me direct at Djwilcox01 at gmail dot come.

US shipping only. PayPal preferred payment but other methods will be considered.

Thank you.

Dave K8WPE since 1960

Other photos available... couldn't figure out how to shrink them down smaller.  Can only send 25 Mb total at one time.





Re: cricket 30

Frank Perkins
 

Dog whistle sidetones?
Well, outside of eating Kibbles and dog biscuits, it seems like I remember a modification published on the Cricket 80 that changed the value of a cap (C-7?).
Another ham installed a variable cap over by the key and ran wires to the cap's previous location pads.
You might look for arrivals on it and compare circuitry to your Cricket 30.
Frank N6CES

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 8:20 AM colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:
Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Re: cricket 30

Gwen Patton
 

My experience is that the antenna tuning can affect the sidetone for some reason.

Gwen, NG3P

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:20 AM colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:
Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN



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cricket 30

colin humphries
 

Anyone else had problems with the side-tone being very high pitched? About 1200hz, I have checked the wiring, everything works and the values are correct, but the side-tone is getting close to a dog whistle 😁, thoughts?
De K0LIN

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/04/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 4 December 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 central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: 40 and 80 meter Net report

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

Thanks for info Johnny and John.
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Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

David Wilcox
 

Shawn,

It’s a good idea to always have a fuse in every power supply line.  Then if there is a reverse protection scheme built into a rig the fuse will blow first. One time I blew an early Chinese radio (without protection) because the battery I bought at a swap had a RED price tag right next to the negative pole..... lots of smoke.  Now on all batteries I use I mask off a large area by the positive pole and paint it with red paint...... AND have fuses in ALL of my power cords.  

On another rig it did have a reverse protection diode and it blew because I didn’t have a fuse in the line.  I was lucky because I caught it right away as the diode was cooking and all I had to do was replace the diode.

Now I have confessed my sins.  I feel better!

Dave K8WPE

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On Nov 30, 2019, at 10:01 AM, KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:


Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w

Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

KC0RFC
 

Thanks for the good words, I really appreciate it. 

73

Shawn


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 11:37 AM Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:

Even if you zapped it , you'll get if fixed, no doubt.  Hey, I wish I had a nickel for every time I plugged something in backward.  

You just proved you're human when you did.  Welcome to the human league ;-)

If I were to make a guess, your audio chip is the thing most likely to have gotten zapped but I could be wrong.

73 de AK4JA

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:52 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Thanks Bobby, so silly, I thought I had it right, no idea how I did this. Feeling a little defeated. 😁

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 10:11 AM Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:
Might have.  I don't see any reverse polarity protection in the schematic online.  I hope that there was a diode added in later models that would have prevented a reverse polarity damage situation.

Those that have a better knowledge of the circuit will be able to give you a better answer.


73 and GL 

AK4JA


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w



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