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Yaesu FT60 for sale

Jess Gypin
 

Not really QRP but I will offer here first.
Yaesu FT60 
Barely used. Belonged to my dad now SK. Includes charger no manual. And speaker mike. $75.00. And of course it works. Dual band handheld
Jess AE0CW

Re: For sale, built Cyclone 40

KJ4DHI
 

I want the cyclone if it has no issues. Call me at 478-501-7832 to confirm. TNX, Pat, KJ4DHI


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 5:21 PM Mark Swartwout, NX1K <nx1k@...> wrote:
See description at http://www.4sqrp.com/cyclone.php

Mark/NX1K


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM KJ4DHI <boogieinthedark@...> wrote:
I am not familiar with a Cyclone 40. How about a pic and some specs? TNX, Pat, KJ4DHI.

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 2:24 PM Kenneth Ketner via groups.io <klaine=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still thinning the herd, will ship for $50.

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135

Re: For sale, built Cyclone 40

Mark Swartwout, NX1K
 

See description at http://www.4sqrp.com/cyclone.php

Mark/NX1K


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM KJ4DHI <boogieinthedark@...> wrote:
I am not familiar with a Cyclone 40. How about a pic and some specs? TNX, Pat, KJ4DHI.

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 2:24 PM Kenneth Ketner via groups.io <klaine=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still thinning the herd, will ship for $50.

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135

Re: For sale, built Cyclone 40

KJ4DHI
 

I am not familiar with a Cyclone 40. How about a pic and some specs? TNX, Pat, KJ4DHI.


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 2:24 PM Kenneth Ketner via groups.io <klaine=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still thinning the herd, will ship for $50.

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135

problem with my 4SQRP Ozark Patrol Radio

Herb Parsons <radioherb@...>
 

Gentlemen,
I recently purchased and built one of your 4SQRP radios (a great kit!). I am having a problem getting it to work. Johnny Matlock suggested I join your group to get some help.  I get nothing from the speaker except slight noise as you turn the volume control up and down. If I touch my fingers from Q1 collector to Q3 collector I get a loud squeal from the speaker. I double checked all parts placement and polarities. I checked all the voltages listed and all were OK except the voltage on collector if Q3 is only 5.1 volts. I even removed L1 and reversed it. I would love to get this radio to work. I have made quite few tube regens, but this my first transistor regen set. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should go from here? Thanks so much for anything you might suggest. I've attached a photo of my set.
   
Herb Parsons

For sale, built Cyclone 40

Kenneth Ketner
 


Still thinning the herd, will ship for $50.

Ken Ketner
KA5ELD
PO Box 65135
Lubbock, TX 79464-5135

FW: [4SQRP]Person needs help

AG1P Ron
 

A person needing help

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: radioherb via groups.io [mailto:radioherb@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:03 AM
To: main+owner@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Regarding Your 4SQRP Membership Request

 

Gentlemen,
I recently purchased and built one of your 4SQRP radios (a great kit). I am having a problem getting it to work. Johnny Matlock suggested I join your group to get some help.  I get nothing from the speaker except slight noise as you turn the volume control up and down. If I touch my fingers from Q1 collector to Q3 collector I get a loud squeal from the speaker. I double checked all parts placement and polarities. I checked all the voltages listed and all were OK except the voltage on collector if Q3 is only 5.1 volts. I even removed L1 and reversed it. I would love to get this radio to work. I have made quite few tube regens, but this my first transistor set. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should go from here? Thanks so much for anything you might suggest. I've attached a photo of my set.
   
Herb Parsons


-----Original Message-----
From: main+owner <main+owner@4SQRP.groups.io>
To: radioherb <radioherb@...>
Sent: Fri, May 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Regarding Your 4SQRP Membership Request

GA ,

 

Please provide your name and callsign so we may complete your membership.  If you don’t have a callsign, that’s OK, just provide reason for wanting to join.  We ask this to minimize chance of spammers getting access to our membership list.

 

72 - 4SQRP Volunteer Moderators

 

FW: [4SQRP] Regarding Your 4SQRP Membership Request

AG1P Ron
 

A person needing help

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: radioherb via groups.io [mailto:radioherb@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:03 AM
To: main+owner@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Regarding Your 4SQRP Membership Request

 

Gentlemen,
I recently purchased and built one of your 4SQRP radios (a great kit). I am having a problem getting it to work. Johnny Matlock suggested I join your group to get some help.  I get nothing from the speaker except slight noise as you turn the volume control up and down. If I touch my fingers from Q1 collector to Q3 collector I get a loud squeal from the speaker. I double checked all parts placement and polarities. I checked all the voltages listed and all were OK except the voltage on collector if Q3 is only 5.1 volts. I even removed L1 and reversed it. I would love to get this radio to work. I have made quite few tube regens, but this my first transistor set. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should go from here? Thanks so much for anything you might suggest. I've attached a photo of my set.
   
Herb Parsons


-----Original Message-----
From: main+owner <main+owner@4SQRP.groups.io>
To: radioherb <radioherb@...>
Sent: Fri, May 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Regarding Your 4SQRP Membership Request

GA ,

 

Please provide your name and callsign so we may complete your membership.  If you don’t have a callsign, that’s OK, just provide reason for wanting to join.  We ask this to minimize chance of spammers getting access to our membership list.

 

72 - 4SQRP Volunteer Moderators

 

Re: W0RW Lending Library is Open

Jack Hubbard
 

Hi Paul,
It was nice to work you yesterday.  559 was your report.
I have a suggestion for 2 more books for your lending library.

They Fought Alone by John Keats.  A story about Wendel Fertig, an American Army officer in the Phileipene Island.  When General Wainwright surrendered to the Japanese,Fertig took off and went into the hills of Mindanao.  He met other American military members and they started a guerrilla army and fought the Japanese.  Along the way he instructed a signal corps technician to build a transmitter so he could communicate with McArthur in Australia.  Instead they tried to break into a Navy net run by a Coast Station in San Frsncisco.  The operator in S.F. thought a Japanese station was trying to disrupt the net.  However the unfolding story is interesting.  Also later, when the Japanese were trying to D.F. the station, Fertig asked for an  operator who could send and receive faster than the 10 wpm that was presently being used.  They sent him doctor who was a ham and could run 30 wpm. 
 However, the Army operators in Australia, could only copy 10 wpm.  McArthur in his ivory palace said, "That is good enough."    So radio is a small part of this novel. Wikipedia's page on Wendel Fertig describes why McAurther did this.

Another is Kon Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl.  This 3,000 mile trip from Peru across the Pacific, in a homemade balsa raft, in 1947 or 1948.  One member of the crew was a ham.  They kept schedules with American hams, who relayed their messages.  The operator had a NC-188 receiver and a 6 watt oscillator.  Their pet parrot almost destroyed their aerial, and that is a great story.  The operator, Knut Haugland, is a true hero. They made a documentary film about the expedition using movies that took on the trip.  I got the movie through our local library lending system, and it's great.  Please read about the Kon Tiki expedition and Dnut Haugland in Wikipedia.

I attended a ham radio club in Mansfield OH in 1950,when I was 12 years old, and there was still talk about that expedition.  I think they used 20 meters.

If you think these books would be an asset to your library, I'll gladly send them to you.

73
Jack, NI8N



On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 5:01 PM w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
If your library is closed, you can still order books from the 'W0RW Lending Library'.
 i use the 'TinyCat', (That is short for Tiny CATalog).  
Go to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/W0RW
W0RW Lending Library. This is a Free Lending Library. If you have never ordered books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to w0rw1@...).
  where you can see all the books in the Library
   If you have never requested books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to  w0rw1@...).
   After you get approved you can double click on a book from the scrolling banner or add a key word in the search block to find one (like Spy or ARRL).
   If you want that book, and it shows as 'Available', Click "Check Out" button, then type in the password 'paraset'. Then select your name to check it out.
That's it. I will pack it up and mail it to you.

Some Rules:

It is all free but there are rules to keep everything moving.

Only 2 books at a time maybe ordered out at a time.

Return books after 1 month.  You only pay return postage.

Return books via USPS “Media Rate”. If you know the Media Rates, ($2.66 < 1 LB, $3.17 < 2 LBs, $3.68 < 3 LBs, $4.19 < 4 LBs) you can put a few stamps on them and drop them in any box, no need to stand in a antisocial line at the Post Office.

I can only ship to USA addresses.

Use the 'TinyCat' Web page to request books. 

i don't need to know when you received the book(s) or when you sent them off.

 

Procedure: I send the books to you, You read and return the book(s) to me. 

 
Paul  Signorelli   w0rw

905 Zodiac Dr.

Colorado Springs, CO  80905


Re: For Sale Ozark Patrol

Bill VanKirk
 

The Ozark Patrol has been sold. Thanks to all who responded.

73
Bill

Re: For Sale Ozark Patrol

KJ4DHI
 

I will take it. Call me at 478-501-7832 t confirm. Tnx, Pat, KJ4DHI.


On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 12:56 PM Bill VanKirk <bvkirk@...> wrote:
Anyone looking for an Ozark Patrol that has already been built, I have one. Just bought the kit a couple of weeks ago as I needed a project. It works great! but I already have one. A new kit is $49. I will ship this one to you for $50. Email off list for more info.

73
W0PT

For Sale Ozark Patrol

Bill VanKirk
 

Anyone looking for an Ozark Patrol that has already been built, I have one. Just bought the kit a couple of weeks ago as I needed a project. It works great! but I already have one. A new kit is $49. I will ship this one to you for $50. Email off list for more info.

73
W0PT

Re: Connectors

Thomas Martin
 

I hate to say this in away but try Amazon I have been able to find many things much easier then distributors websites and get free shipping.
Tom
K0amd


On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Paul AI4EE <nadie1943@...> wrote:
Don -

I'm going for the retrofit, if I can get it.

Shopping at Mouser or Digikey (for me) is like being a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.

Thanks for the advice!  Paul, AI4EE




Re: Connectors

Paul AI4EE
 

Don -

I'm going for the retrofit, if I can get it.

Shopping at Mouser or Digikey (for me) is like being a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.

Thanks for the advice!  Paul, AI4EE

Re: Connectors

Don, W9EBK
 

Paul  
If are comfortable taking the rotor apart to service it, you can buy a retrofit kit to change old Ham series rotors to the new single connector style. Hy-gain/CDE is now owned by MFJ. I didn't find them in a quick search of their website,  but they should be able to help you out with a phone call or email. 

If you don't want to take the rotor apart to do the retrofit,  Mouser and DigiKey both sell a good selection of 8 connector weatherproof connections that will work.  I feel your pain.  I used to have several of the old style Ham rotors with the screw connectors. It seems like I was always needing to repair a connection or 2.
Don, W9EBK 

On Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:22 PM Paul AI4EE <nadie1943@...> wrote:
I want to connect my eight screw terminal rotator to a male/female
connector, so that I don't have to tighten/loosen eight screws when I'm
sixty feet off the ground - just snap/unsnap. Does anyone know where I
can find such items? Thanks.

Paul  AI4EE




W0RW Lending Library is Open

w0rw
 

If your library is closed, you can still order books from the 'W0RW Lending Library'.
 i use the 'TinyCat', (That is short for Tiny CATalog).  
Go to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/W0RW
W0RW Lending Library. This is a Free Lending Library. If you have never ordered books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to w0rw1@...).
www.librarycat.org
  where you can see all the books in the Library
   If you have never requested books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to  w0rw1@...).
   After you get approved you can double click on a book from the scrolling banner or add a key word in the search block to find one (like Spy or ARRL).
   If you want that book, and it shows as 'Available', Click "Check Out" button, then type in the password 'paraset'. Then select your name to check it out.
That's it. I will pack it up and mail it to you.

Some Rules:

It is all free but there are rules to keep everything moving.

Only 2 books at a time maybe ordered out at a time.

Return books after 1 month.  You only pay return postage.

Return books via USPS “Media Rate”. If you know the Media Rates, ($2.66 < 1 LB, $3.17 < 2 LBs, $3.68 < 3 LBs, $4.19 < 4 LBs) you can put a few stamps on them and drop them in any box, no need to stand in a antisocial line at the Post Office.

I can only ship to USA addresses.

Use the 'TinyCat' Web page to request books. 

i don't need to know when you received the book(s) or when you sent them off.

 

Procedure: I send the books to you, You read and return the book(s) to me. 

 
Paul  Signorelli   w0rw

905 Zodiac Dr.

Colorado Springs, CO  80905


Connectors

Paul AI4EE
 

I want to connect my eight screw terminal rotator to a male/female connector, so that I don't have to tighten/loosen eight screws when I'm sixty feet off the ground - just snap/unsnap. Does anyone know where I can find such items? Thanks.

Paul  AI4EE

Nouveau 75A Deaf

Rick Tilton WK4R <rtilton@...>
 

I hope this is the place to post this.  I have finished my Nouveau 75.  Went well except for Q2 which I had an issue with to say the lest. I have the newer board. I put it in backwards looking at the board and NOT the instructions at that point.  So they were kind enough to send me another one.  Difficulty in removing it but got another installed and I "THINK" it is working.

My NO75A transmits just fine.  Have plenty of audio, etc.  Output app. 6 wattts with peaks of 10-15 watts.  Audio sounds fine from what I can tell. 

Unfortunately it is deaf as a stump. It will hear a radio nearby barely. But it can't hear thunder.  Tuning the VFO and hear absolutely no changes.  Yes I have volume and noise. 

Suggestions of where to start or what I have done?  As everyone states I could have swore I put it together right! Hi.  I hope this is the appropriate place to ask questions or please guide me.

Rick WK4R

W0RW @ Ice Station Zebra , 2100z, 14061 kHz, 22 May 2020,

w0rw
 

Advanced Notice...

W0RW @ Ice Station Zebra ,  Friday, 22 May 2020.

(The ground has thawed now)… http://tinyurl.com/zgss4yu

 I will be on:

2100z   14061  +/-1 kHz;

2130z   14280 +/- 5 kHz;

2200z   14080   FT4, i use FT4 because it uses less battery power

with my  PRC319.

  

I will be looking for  Comet Swan and Comet T2 Panstarrs from the Observatory later.

Paul   w0rw,   Colorado


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net Report

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  I had very strong SSB QRM on 40 meters, and 80 meters was super quiet. Location, location, location!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 

From: Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:22 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge group
Pretty good signals on 40 tonight, 80 was pretty noisy and signals had lots of QSB.
 
40 Meter Check in's were:
WA9PWP
KD4MSR
KW4JS
K0JFJ
KD0WF
AA0B
K3KQ
and
WR9H
 
80 Meter Check in's were:
N0YJ
WA9PWP
WR9H
 
TNX ALL STAY SAFE
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ