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Ozark Patrol Tuning adjustment question

Curt
 

Can anyone advise about adjusting the Ozark Patrol tuning range?  On the top band, mine covers 4.6-16.2 MHz, a range of 11.6.  The marked dial is 5-12 or a range of 7.
On the bottom band it covers 3.3 - 4.5 range of 1.2, marked range 3-5 range of 2  So the range is small on the lower band but wide on the upper band.

The radio functions fine as it stands, but would like to get it set closer to the dial.  I am wondering if adjusting the pad/trim trimmers on the variable capacitor would provide some improvement? 

Suggestions?

Curt KB5JO


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks for the info Charles.
I didn’t know we had a new Radio Shack In town.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 7:43 AM Charles Wells <odu1993@...> wrote:
I'm not sure about the quality.  Their stock is a real mix of old and new with some 3rd party packaged components.  Since I tend to not buy one's and twos of parts (usually cheaper by the dozen) I don't go in often.

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020, 07:09 Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
* On 2020 18 Apr 18:54 -0500, Charles Wells wrote:
> We've a Radio Shack in our smaller town of Emporia, KS.  Opened fairly
> recently.  The proprietor told me that all of the RS now operating or
> opening are independent franchise stores.  He indicated that RS corporate
> would continue to supply inventory for a long time.

Has the quality of the parts been improved?  I recall connectors that
had insulation that looked like Teflon but when soldered would melt like
cheap PVC.

72, Nate

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Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Charles Wells
 

I'm not sure about the quality.  Their stock is a real mix of old and new with some 3rd party packaged components.  Since I tend to not buy one's and twos of parts (usually cheaper by the dozen) I don't go in often.


On Sun, Apr 19, 2020, 07:09 Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
* On 2020 18 Apr 18:54 -0500, Charles Wells wrote:
> We've a Radio Shack in our smaller town of Emporia, KS.  Opened fairly
> recently.  The proprietor told me that all of the RS now operating or
> opening are independent franchise stores.  He indicated that RS corporate
> would continue to supply inventory for a long time.

Has the quality of the parts been improved?  I recall connectors that
had insulation that looked like Teflon but when soldered would melt like
cheap PVC.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds.  The pessimist fears this is true."

Web: https://www.n0nb.us
Projects: https://github.com/N0NB
GPG fingerprint: 82D6 4F6B 0E67 CD41 F689 BBA6 FB2C 5130 D55A 8819





Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

 

* On 2020 18 Apr 18:54 -0500, Charles Wells wrote:
We've a Radio Shack in our smaller town of Emporia, KS. Opened fairly
recently. The proprietor told me that all of the RS now operating or
opening are independent franchise stores. He indicated that RS corporate
would continue to supply inventory for a long time.
Has the quality of the parts been improved? I recall connectors that
had insulation that looked like Teflon but when soldered would melt like
cheap PVC.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Web: https://www.n0nb.us
Projects: https://github.com/N0NB
GPG fingerprint: 82D6 4F6B 0E67 CD41 F689 BBA6 FB2C 5130 D55A 8819


Re: Nouveau 75A PTT

Timothy East
 

How did tonight's attempt work.  I had a Church commitment come up and was unable to join.

Tim
K0EMP

PS - Like the font?  Look at the 0


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:08 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Nouveau 75A PTT
 
Well
That didn't work too well? 
I heard sigs on 3875 about 8:30 and by 9:30 they were gone. 
Bert and I are about 40 miles apart and you could just hear something on 3.730, not enough to copy. 

We can try again late this evening, signals might be better?
Say around 8:00 pm CDST? 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM ohwenzelph via groups.io <Ohwenzelph=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am in New England and it seems that as the morning goes on, the signals get weaker and the noise gets louder.

Don’ know but......  I think I might do better if we try QRP AM in the PM.

Probably the 3.730 - 3.740 region would be a good area to try.

What do you all, (especially near me!) think would be a good time?

Got a barefoot Nouveau 75A running off 13.8v to an end fed half wave to a bush to a tree, not exactly straight to a couple of not too tall trees. Probably about 30G stranded wire picked up from a ham fest.
 I use WebSDR on line as a sort of pan adapter to spot AM carriers but the nearest station they have that I can listen to/watch is in Pennsylvania. Earlier this morning I could see my carrier really faintly (but hear nothing) and now at 9am can see nothing at all there, coming from my station.

73
jerry aa1of
franconia nh


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Charles Wells
 

We've a Radio Shack in our smaller town of Emporia, KS.  Opened fairly recently.  The proprietor told me that all of the RS now operating or opening are independent franchise stores.  He indicated that RS corporate would continue to supply inventory for a long time.


On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 17:59 N7JS <jimsouthwick2@...> wrote:

We've got one here in Layton, Utah as well.  People opening shop under the Franchise name.   More stocked with individual electronic parts than you can shake a stick at.  Hope they can make it a go.

73 Jim, N7JS

On 4/18/2020 2:27 PM, John Nicholas wrote:
Ha!  Guess, I’m lucky.  Check out 


Located 1.5 miles from here, in Derby, KS - just outside of Wichita.

Radio Shack!

E0ZUW  John Nicholas  
Amateur Radio General Class Operator
Member ARRL, Wichita ARC, & Air Capitol Tech-N-Chat ARC 
Grid Square EM17im

On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

N7JS
 

We've got one here in Layton, Utah as well.  People opening shop under the Franchise name.   More stocked with individual electronic parts than you can shake a stick at.  Hope they can make it a go.

73 Jim, N7JS

On 4/18/2020 2:27 PM, John Nicholas wrote:
Ha!  Guess, I’m lucky.  Check out 


Located 1.5 miles from here, in Derby, KS - just outside of Wichita.

Radio Shack!

E0ZUW  John Nicholas  
Amateur Radio General Class Operator
Member ARRL, Wichita ARC, & Air Capitol Tech-N-Chat ARC 
Grid Square EM17im

On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Jerome Wysocki
 

... hmmm, "not supplying their warehouses anymore"? If true, that's a bad sign for them, like going out of business, once and for all, end of enterprise. First, stores gone, then warehouses?
... Jerry Wysocki, KC9JXE


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

John Nicholas
 

Ha!  Guess, I’m lucky.  Check out 


Located 1.5 miles from here, in Derby, KS - just outside of Wichita.

Radio Shack!

E0ZUW  John Nicholas  
Amateur Radio General Class Operator
Member ARRL, Wichita ARC, & Air Capitol Tech-N-Chat ARC 
Grid Square EM17im

On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:

Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

W4OED
 

Try this link:

https://www.radioshack.com/search?q=solder&type=product

I have been buying things from RS on line for some months now. 

They sometimes have good deals, but they are still RS quality.

In addition, they are running out of stock and they are not replenishing their warehouse any more.

What is gone, is gone forever.

Stay healthy,

Oscar
W4OED

 


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Daniel Reynolds
 

I had an immediate need, and with amazon slowing down shipment of non-essential items... I ended up going to eBay and paying a little more for shipping - BUT getting things here in a week vs 2-3 weeks.

Daniel/AA0NI
OKC


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Ryan Laurie
 

Hello,
      You should be able to get a modest amount in a tube down at the local hardware, or home Depot/Lowe's type store for repairs to pipe. Much smaller container should be readily available, and cheap.
Ryan
W∅WLY

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 12:27 PM Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:
Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.
Have been unable to locate small squeeze tubes or small containers of this type on-line so far. Did find some suitable, but a $50.00 min order  OR canisters running in excess of $100.00.
Links or suggestions appreciated!
73,
Gordon  KW4CZ


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Thomas Martin
 

If it hasn’t already been mentioned try Amazon I have ordered all kinds of parts etc from them 


On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:
Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.
Have been unable to locate small squeeze tubes or small containers of this type on-line so far. Did find some suitable, but a $50.00 min order  OR canisters running in excess of $100.00.
Links or suggestions appreciated!
73,
Gordon  KW4CZ


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Mike D
 

I use mg chemicals for flux and solder paste, available on amazon and mouser.

Mike kd5rjz 

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 12:31 PM Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...> wrote:
Thanks Tim!

AMAZON is one I didn't check right off .. just did a GOOGLE search and was led down different paths ..
When I checked your suggestion on Amazon .. BINGO !!
Ordered some today  .. again, many thanks !
73,
Gordon KW4CZ


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...>
 

Thanks Tim!

AMAZON is one I didn't check right off .. just did a GOOGLE search and was led down different paths ..
When I checked your suggestion on Amazon .. BINGO !!
Ordered some today  .. again, many thanks !
73,
Gordon KW4CZ


Re: Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Tim N9PUZ
 

On 4/18/2020 10:46 AM, Gordon Saunders wrote:
Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.
Have been unable to locate small squeeze tubes or small containers of this type on-line so far. Did find some suitable, but a $50.00 min order  OR canisters running in excess of $100.00.
Links or suggestions appreciated!
73,
Gordon  KW4CZ
I got some of this a while back. Looks like it is still available.

https://www.amazon.com/Delcast-Rosin-Soldering-Flux-Paste/dp/B00SVESNTC/ref=sr_1_9

Tim N9PUZ


Solder Paste / Flux ... where to buy

Gordon Saunders <kw4cz49@...>
 

Greetings all,
Since there are no Radio Shack Stores to visit now, that I'm aware of, may I ask where you order Flux / Paste from?
Looking for PCB applications and other wire connections. NOT interested in Copper Pipe and or other plumbing applications types.
Have been unable to locate small squeeze tubes or small containers of this type on-line so far. Did find some suitable, but a $50.00 min order  OR canisters running in excess of $100.00.
Links or suggestions appreciated!
73,
Gordon  KW4CZ


Re: Nouveau 75A PTT

w9ran
 

Just thought I'd throw out an invitation for any and all Nouveau 75ers to join the Midwest Classic Radio Net on 3885 Saturday mornings starting at 7:30AM Central time.   Most of the stations are in the IL-WI-MI area but one regular from St. Louis gets in with a barefoot Ranger, and with the screwy band condition we've been having - who knows?    I usually run low power gear like the Ameco TX-86 today but my Knight T-60, 2 and 6 watt homebrews, and other QRP AM rigs have been heard all over the midwest.    I usually turn on the little sweep tube amp when I check in with the Nouveau 75 and then make my transmission with it off when I know I have a clear frequency.   When band conditions are decent I've had good S9 reports or better out to 300 miles or so using my Matchbox-fed dipole.    Some guys won't get on AM without having a linear fired up,  so I hope this shows that you don't always need to be running power to have fun on AM!

You can find the schematic for the converted CB sweep tube amp on my webpage:  https://tinyurl.com/w5saw83    It would be a good homebrew project if you can scrounge up a suitable HV transformer or have something like an HP-23 supply sitting around.

If anyone wants to specifically try to check into the MCRN, drop me an email and I'll let the net manager know so the NCS can keep an ear peeled or take a special standby for you.

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Nouveau 75A PTT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Cool, Will
At least you guys had some local fun!
We will stay after it, surely we can find 
A good time to hear signals.
72
Johnny 



On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 10:43 AM K0WDO Will Osborn via groups.io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I was on 3730 calling at 9am. Never heard you Johnny but I picked up K0HGP again, and then Rex came in strong a bit later. I’m vertical. 
A few guys on horizontal wires were not having any luck around here. 

I did work Larry AB0AH though !

73, Will 
K0WDO 


On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:09 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Well
That didn't work too well? 
I heard sigs on 3875 about 8:30 and by 9:30 they were gone. 
Bert and I are about 40 miles apart and you could just hear something on 3.730, not enough to copy. 

We can try again late this evening, signals might be better?
Say around 8:00 pm CDST? 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM ohwenzelph via groups.io <Ohwenzelph=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am in New England and it seems that as the morning goes on, the signals get weaker and the noise gets louder.

Don’ know but......  I think I might do better if we try QRP AM in the PM.

Probably the 3.730 - 3.740 region would be a good area to try.

What do you all, (especially near me!) think would be a good time?

Got a barefoot Nouveau 75A running off 13.8v to an end fed half wave to a bush to a tree, not exactly straight to a couple of not too tall trees. Probably about 30G stranded wire picked up from a ham fest.
 I use WebSDR on line as a sort of pan adapter to spot AM carriers but the nearest station they have that I can listen to/watch is in Pennsylvania. Earlier this morning I could see my carrier really faintly (but hear nothing) and now at 9am can see nothing at all there, coming from my station.

73
jerry aa1of
franconia nh

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Nouveau 75A PTT

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

I was on 3730 calling at 9am. Never heard you Johnny but I picked up K0HGP again, and then Rex came in strong a bit later. I’m vertical. 
A few guys on horizontal wires were not having any luck around here. 

I did work Larry AB0AH though !

73, Will 
K0WDO 


On Apr 18, 2020, at 10:09 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Well
That didn't work too well? 
I heard sigs on 3875 about 8:30 and by 9:30 they were gone. 
Bert and I are about 40 miles apart and you could just hear something on 3.730, not enough to copy. 

We can try again late this evening, signals might be better?
Say around 8:00 pm CDST? 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM ohwenzelph via groups.io <Ohwenzelph=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am in New England and it seems that as the morning goes on, the signals get weaker and the noise gets louder.

Don’ know but......  I think I might do better if we try QRP AM in the PM.

Probably the 3.730 - 3.740 region would be a good area to try.

What do you all, (especially near me!) think would be a good time?

Got a barefoot Nouveau 75A running off 13.8v to an end fed half wave to a bush to a tree, not exactly straight to a couple of not too tall trees. Probably about 30G stranded wire picked up from a ham fest.
 I use WebSDR on line as a sort of pan adapter to spot AM carriers but the nearest station they have that I can listen to/watch is in Pennsylvania. Earlier this morning I could see my carrier really faintly (but hear nothing) and now at 9am can see nothing at all there, coming from my station.

73
jerry aa1of
franconia nh