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Re: Any suggestions on an audio amp appropriate to Hilltoppers 20&40

Mike Heitmann
 

I’ve used this amp:
DROK TDA7297 15W+15W Audio Power Amplifier Module AC/DC 9-18V 2.0 Dual Channel Stereo Amp Board, DIY Sound System Component https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C4MT274/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_6yt.DbA8Z2XVE

Looks like they are out of stock at the moment, though.

Mike, N0SO

On Dec 20, 2019, at 1:58 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter@...> wrote:


Dear All,

I'm currently portable in Summit, NJ, enjoying QSOs far and abroad running 4SQRP's Hilltopper 20.
("Summit" ... "Hilltopper". Savor the irony all those so inclined.) 

 What I've discovered ...
  1. This is a terrific rig. 
  2. My 69 year old ears are no longer "up to the task".
Any suggestions on a quality audio amp compatible with Hilltoppers (20 and 40)?

Note: Even with my sub-par hearing I've enjoyed QSO's this week with 3 European stations plus a host stateside from Seattle to Houston and in between.


Don   W6BOW/2/QRP


Cricket 40

dkwflight
 

Hi
I sent the money via paypal
THanks


Re: Any suggestions on an audio amp appropriate to Hilltoppers 20&40

W6BOW
 

Don,

What’s “voice”?

Seriously, thanks for the lead. 

-.. —- -.

W6BOW


On Dec 20, 2019, at 3:42 PM, Don, W9EBK <donw9ebk@...> wrote:

Don,
If you can find one,  Radio Shack used to sell an amplified speaker with DSP. This is one of the handiest things to boost the audio.  I've used mine with my Hilltopper 20, and several other radios.  I've seen them for sale at hamfest for around $20. It's a very handy gadget to have around the ham shack.  The speaker and amp are plenty powerful and the DSP works pretty well on CW but not for voice. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 1:58 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

I'm currently portable in Summit, NJ, enjoying QSOs far and abroad running 4SQRP's Hilltopper 20.
("Summit" ... "Hilltopper". Savor the irony all those so inclined.) 

 What I've discovered ...
  1. This is a terrific rig. 
  2. My 69 year old ears are no longer "up to the task".
Any suggestions on a quality audio amp compatible with Hilltoppers (20 and 40)?

Note: Even with my sub-par hearing I've enjoyed QSO's this week with 3 European stations plus a host stateside from Seattle to Houston and in between.


Don   W6BOW/2/QRP


Re: Any suggestions on an audio amp appropriate to Hilltoppers 20&40

Don, W9EBK
 

Don,
If you can find one,  Radio Shack used to sell an amplified speaker with DSP. This is one of the handiest things to boost the audio.  I've used mine with my Hilltopper 20, and several other radios.  I've seen them for sale at hamfest for around $20. It's a very handy gadget to have around the ham shack.  The speaker and amp are plenty powerful and the DSP works pretty well on CW but not for voice. 
Don, W9EBK 

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 1:58 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

I'm currently portable in Summit, NJ, enjoying QSOs far and abroad running 4SQRP's Hilltopper 20.
("Summit" ... "Hilltopper". Savor the irony all those so inclined.) 

 What I've discovered ...
  1. This is a terrific rig. 
  2. My 69 year old ears are no longer "up to the task".
Any suggestions on a quality audio amp compatible with Hilltoppers (20 and 40)?

Note: Even with my sub-par hearing I've enjoyed QSO's this week with 3 European stations plus a host stateside from Seattle to Houston and in between.


Don   W6BOW/2/QRP


Any suggestions on an audio amp appropriate to Hilltoppers 20&40

W6BOW
 

Dear All,

I'm currently portable in Summit, NJ, enjoying QSOs far and abroad running 4SQRP's Hilltopper 20.
("Summit" ... "Hilltopper". Savor the irony all those so inclined.) 

 What I've discovered ...
  1. This is a terrific rig. 
  2. My 69 year old ears are no longer "up to the task".
Any suggestions on a quality audio amp compatible with Hilltoppers (20 and 40)?

Note: Even with my sub-par hearing I've enjoyed QSO's this week with 3 European stations plus a host stateside from Seattle to Houston and in between.


Don   W6BOW/2/QRP


Re: Congrats!

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Oh, I see !

Merry Christmas Joe.


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 12/19/2019 11:31 PM, cornhusker via Groups.Io wrote:
That I might have forgot to get a 4SQRP photo for the calendar...
K0NEB



On Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:01:19 PM CST, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:


Forgot what ??


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.
On 12/19/2019 10:06 PM, cornhusker via Groups.Io wrote:
And you thought I forgot you...
73 de K0NEB :)


Re: Congrats!

cornhusker
 

That I might have forgot to get a 4SQRP photo for the calendar...
K0NEB



On Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:01:19 PM CST, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:


Forgot what ??


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.
On 12/19/2019 10:06 PM, cornhusker via Groups.Io wrote:
And you thought I forgot you...
73 de K0NEB :)


Re: Congrats!

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Forgot what ??


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 12/19/2019 10:06 PM, cornhusker via Groups.Io wrote:
And you thought I forgot you...
73 de K0NEB :)


Re: Congrats!

cornhusker
 

And you thought I forgot you...
73 de K0NEB :)


Re: Congrats!

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Woah! 
Now I have to buy a calendar! 
We had no idea. 
Our 15 minuets of fame might have passed us by without your post!
Thanks & 72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho! - Cricket 30

Viktors Miske
 

I'll take a chance...


Re: Einstein on RF and cat.

Curt
 


I thought it was Schrödinger's cat lol.

Curt KB5JO


Re: Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho! - Cricket 30

Woody Hester
 

You got it Jim.  Is you mailing address good on QRZ?.  If so, it will begin its journey tomorrow. / Woody / WD9F


Re: Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho! - Cricket 30

Jim Manley
 

For my STEM classes, please!!!

Thanks and 73
JIm  KJ7JHE
Lame Deer High School Amateur Radio Club  KJ7JKU

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 4:21 PM Woody Hester via Groups.Io <fghester=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a partially built Cricket 30 (bought at Ozarkcon 2019) that is in the way of another project on the bench.  I've lost interest in it and it just ain't happening.  I will ship it to the first respondent from this list who will finish it up and launch a little RF with it.  Shipping is free in the Continental U.S.  Thanks! / Woody / WD9F


Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho! - Cricket 30

Woody Hester
 

I have a partially built Cricket 30 (bought at Ozarkcon 2019) that is in the way of another project on the bench.  I've lost interest in it and it just ain't happening.  I will ship it to the first respondent from this list who will finish it up and launch a little RF with it.  Shipping is free in the Continental U.S.  Thanks! / Woody / WD9F


Re: Einstein on RF and cat.

Jim Manley
 

And hence the revolutionary leap in technology when Bell Labs invented "cat's whiskers" transistors!  No more "cat's eyes" in tubes/valves glowering in the dark, either ... 

Jim  KJ7JHE
Lame Deer High School Amateur Radio Club  KJ7JKU


On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 9:45 AM Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:
Don, 
Yep! That was it.
I recognize the wording now.
Frank i

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 8:06 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

So, what about all those many, many QST articles over the years about "strays"?
Just askin'.

Happy holidays,

Don  W6BOW
SF  CA  USA



-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Seraphin <ka3ttt@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Einstein on RF and cat.

According to Quote Investigator it first showed up in the Unix fortune program.

On 12/18/19 3:46 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Einstein I think.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 1:08 PM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Doesn’t this quote go all the way back to Marconi?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Frank Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:39 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NC-40a Build
 
Hi Terry,
I like your "I love this radio stuff" saying!
I ran across this . . .
One ham was trying to explain the magic of wireless communication by saying its kinda like a long telegraph wire across the country with a cat.
You pull the cat's tail in New York, and hear it's yowl in San Francisco.
Except there's no wire, and no cat!!!
72s
Frank N6CES
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 9:03 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
tnx much Bob
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 9:55 AM, Robert Pritchard wrote:
See Attached PDF
Bob
K0FHG
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Did anyone build the updated NC-40a build lead by K7QO?  I dug out my board for a Winter project and am looking for the documentation.  There's gotta be a web site with the dox, or a build group, or on someone's hard drive.

TIA for any info.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


--
Bob Pritchard


-- 
73, Austin, KA3TTT
https://ka3ttt.net


Re: Einstein on RF and cat.

Frank Perkins
 

Don, 
Yep! That was it.
I recognize the wording now.
Frank i

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 8:06 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

So, what about all those many, many QST articles over the years about "strays"?
Just askin'.

Happy holidays,

Don  W6BOW
SF  CA  USA



-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Seraphin <ka3ttt@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Einstein on RF and cat.

According to Quote Investigator it first showed up in the Unix fortune program.

On 12/18/19 3:46 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Einstein I think.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 1:08 PM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Doesn’t this quote go all the way back to Marconi?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: Frank Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:39 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NC-40a Build
 
Hi Terry,
I like your "I love this radio stuff" saying!
I ran across this . . .
One ham was trying to explain the magic of wireless communication by saying its kinda like a long telegraph wire across the country with a cat.
You pull the cat's tail in New York, and hear it's yowl in San Francisco.
Except there's no wire, and no cat!!!
72s
Frank N6CES
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 9:03 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
tnx much Bob
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 9:55 AM, Robert Pritchard wrote:
See Attached PDF
Bob
K0FHG
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Did anyone build the updated NC-40a build lead by K7QO?  I dug out my board for a Winter project and am looking for the documentation.  There's gotta be a web site with the dox, or a build group, or on someone's hard drive.

TIA for any info.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


--
Bob Pritchard


-- 
73, Austin, KA3TTT
https://ka3ttt.net


Re: Einstein on RF and cat.

W6BOW
 

Dear All,

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

So, what about all those many, many QST articles over the years about "strays"?
Just askin'.

Happy holidays,

Don  W6BOW
SF  CA  USA



-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Seraphin <ka3ttt@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Einstein on RF and cat.

According to Quote Investigator it first showed up in the Unix fortune program.

On 12/18/19 3:46 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Einstein I think.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 1:08 PM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Doesn’t this quote go all the way back to Marconi?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NC-40a Build
 
Hi Terry,
I like your "I love this radio stuff" saying!
I ran across this . . .
One ham was trying to explain the magic of wireless communication by saying its kinda like a long telegraph wire across the country with a cat.
You pull the cat's tail in New York, and hear it's yowl in San Francisco.
Except there's no wire, and no cat!!!
72s
Frank N6CES
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 9:03 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
tnx much Bob
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 12/18/2019 9:55 AM, Robert Pritchard wrote:
See Attached PDF
Bob
K0FHG
 
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Did anyone build the updated NC-40a build lead by K7QO?  I dug out my board for a Winter project and am looking for the documentation.  There's gotta be a web site with the dox, or a build group, or on someone's hard drive.

TIA for any info.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
wwwwa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


--
Bob Pritchard


-- 
73, Austin, KA3TTT
https://ka3ttt.net


Congrats!

Larry Makoski
 

Congratulations to WG5F and W5KKM and the 4 Sates QRP Group for being the February 2021 photo in the CQ Amateur Radio Calendar!

Nice photo of Cricket building at Ozarkcon.

Larry W2LJ


Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORTS

John - KK4ITX
 

I could only catch every 3-4 letter from NCO on 40m.  QSP was really quick and coupled with my poor hearing it was not easy to even determine that I had made it on the net.  At least Johnny got me in the log.

I did not even consider 80m as the noise level here was S9 and above...……. the Snowbirds are back !

Picked up a DMR at a hamfest last weekend.  After I figure it out I'll see if I can stay awake for the DMR group.  

73,

John
KK4ITX
Zephyrhills, FL



Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:13:02 PM EST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Evening all:
Nice nets tonight, 40 was long as usual, 80 was in a lot better shape. 

Check in's were: 

40 Meters:
KK4ITX JOHN
W2SH CHAS 

80 METERS:
NOYJ BERT
WA0ITP TERRY
WA9PWP PAUL 
N4MJ GLENN
WN0WWY DALE 
KL7IXI MIKE 
W2SH CHAS 
W0PWE JERRY 
WB0QQT STEVE 

THANKS FOR THE NICE NET TONIGHT, IT WAS FUN. 

 I just looked at the calender and next Wednesday is Christmas Day, so I think I will skip the net so we can all be with our families.
Have a wonderful, Blessed Christmas. 
72, 73 
Johnny AC0BQ



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..