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Re: Solder fume extractor

Mike Czuhajewski
 

What I use is the Weller WSA350 benchtop smoke absorber, about a hundred dollars at Techni-Tool. It plugs into a 110V outlet and fits easily on the workbench. It draws the smoke into a replaceable activated charcoal filter.


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From: KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum@...>
To: Main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 10:18 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Solder fume extractor

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Re: Solder fume extractor

Bill Lamm
 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 07:18 PM, KN6KR wrote:
Hi
 
I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,
 
Charles, KN6KR


Maybe excessive but I added a piece of clothes dryer vent and a tiny shop vac heppa filter I had to the PC cooling fan..  

 


Re: Solder fume extractor

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 09:18:37 PM CDT, KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum@...> wrote:


Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Re: Solder fume extractor

cornhusker
 

I often use little computer fans that run on 12v.  Just enough to move the smoke away.  The tiny chip coolers are best and can run on lower voltages to be less noisy and still effective.  
De K0NEB 


On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 11:04 AM, Donald Sanders
<w4bws1@...> wrote:
I'm not sure of a consensus but I found a small fan for $5 at Walmart that runs on 5 volts. I use a 120 to 5 volt wall wart or my computer ubus. It is quiet and works well
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:18 PM KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Re: Solder fume extractor

Donald Sanders
 

I'm not sure of a consensus but I found a small fan for $5 at Walmart that runs on 5 volts. I use a 120 to 5 volt wall wart or my computer ubus. It is quiet and works well
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:18 PM KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Solder fume extractor

KN6KR
 

Hi

I am looking to get a solder fume extractor.  Is there a consensus on the best one to use for occasional work on kits? Thanks and 73,

Charles, KN6KR




Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/08/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) 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/ACØBQ 

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 operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* 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: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

w0rw
 

i have "A Woman of No Importance" in my lending library.  
Go to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/W0RW
   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. 
   If you want that book, and it shows as 'Available', Click "Check Out" button.
The pasword is 'Paraset'.
Same 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”. 

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 or send them on to next person as advised on the circulation list.

 
Paul  Signorelli   w0rw

905 Zodiac Dr.

Colorado Springs, CO  80905


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

John Nicholas
 

Ed,

KE0ZUW

My call sign,  many of the emails I get show the zero as a lower case  letter O .

Still learning my way.  I got my Tech and General Ticket on March 14.  So I took my time to figure out my HF station.  I had an FT60 HT and have participated on the WARC and GSPARK Sunday night nets.  The HF was supposed to be up and running the day after I fell.  My wife cancelled my Elmer and  so my main antenna (parallel dipole) is not finished yet.  I did talk my S-I-L  how to put up a 6 meter and 10 meter dipole on our back fence.  I got field day credit for my 1st 5 QSO on 10 meters.  Just glad it was lively that day.  The WARC President KK0O  got over half of his contacts on 10 meters.

I’ve been subscribed since March to this list.  It has answered some questions, raised a few and sent me looking for answers to others.  Thanks for the info, and tips and keeping me on target.

John Nicholas  KE0ZUW
FCC Licensed General Class Operator
ARRL, WARC
Grid Square EM17im


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Charles W. Powell
 

Misread.  His call is KEoZUW.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 8:53 PM, Ed - ad7gr via groups.io wrote:
John,

Sorry....
I should have included my callsign to my post, "what is ZEoZUW ?"

73,
Ed - ad7gr
-- 
John 17:3


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Ed - ad7gr
 

John,

Sorry....
I should have included my callsign to my post, "what is ZEoZUW ?"

73,
Ed - ad7gr
-- 
John 17:3


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Ed - ad7gr
 

John,

What is ZEoZUW ?

73,
Ed
-- 
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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Sounds good to me.   I’ve been doing a lot of sittin’ lately so have plenty of time to sort it all out.  Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:18 PM Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Let's sit on this for a while.  Honestly, I think if we all made commitments to wear masks, keep our distance, and keep up on hand washing, we could manage.  But no one should do anything that will cause them concern.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 8:00 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Hello Guys
Pam and I have been staying away from crowds as much as possible all summer to avoid COVID.

I’m sure every thing would be fine, 
But I am going to have to agree with 
Joe and Tom.
I don’t think we will attend just to be safe.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 7:56 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
> Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about
> Brutus Bash 2020?

I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't
think it's a good idea for us to get together.  At least not without
masks and plenty of hand sanitizer.  But I still think that social
distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

--
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SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855
       


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Boy John, you and your wife sure have your hands full right now.  Glad to hear you are fascinated with qrp.  I think our whole group can say that also. You take care of yourself and your wife. I hope to hear you are both doing fine soon.   72/73 Joe W0MQY 



On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:05 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Joe,

Thanks for the heads up and info.  If it comes off, we could make a day trip out of it.  I’m not too concerned about get togethers.  I have good masks and the ability to stay 6 feet apart at many of these types of get togethers is not hard -  I just have to make a conscious effort.

I am 70 and survived a fall down some steps at home 3 weeks ago, just 6 broken ribs.  So my doctors say I am the immunocompromised member of the family now.  My wife finished radiation and chemo for Breast Cancer in early March.  So, instead of being cautious for her, we are cautious for me.

I spent 30 years in health care admin. and have a level of comfort in the recommended measures.  Besides most of amateur radio is social distancing anyway!    My doc, the cardiologist and the pulmonologist all say wear a mask, and stay out of crowds over 45.  Under 45 are OK as long as I maintain the 6 feet or leave,  They also say, my situation with decreased lung capacity does not warrant an exception to the mask order as issued by the Governor.

I am intrigued with the QRP part of amateur radio.  Not sure where I am going yet.  I got 5 QSO on Field day. 2 with 50 watts and 3 at 100.  Spending my down time thinking about antennas and how to improve what I have with minimal or no cost. Looking at squalo types right now.  I may try a 6 meter. play it off with my dipole.

73 KEoZUW

> On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.
>
> 73,
>
> Charles - NK8O
>
> On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
>> Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
>> 72,
>> -Ed, WG5F-
>




--
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SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855
       


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Charles W. Powell
 

Let's sit on this for a while.  Honestly, I think if we all made commitments to wear masks, keep our distance, and keep up on hand washing, we could manage.  But no one should do anything that will cause them concern.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 8:00 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Hello Guys
Pam and I have been staying away from crowds as much as possible all summer to avoid COVID.

I’m sure every thing would be fine, 
But I am going to have to agree with 
Joe and Tom.
I don’t think we will attend just to be safe.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 7:56 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
> Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about
> Brutus Bash 2020?

I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't
think it's a good idea for us to get together.  At least not without
masks and plenty of hand sanitizer.  But I still think that social
distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

John Nicholas
 

Joe,

Thanks for the heads up and info. If it comes off, we could make a day trip out of it. I’m not too concerned about get togethers. I have good masks and the ability to stay 6 feet apart at many of these types of get togethers is not hard - I just have to make a conscious effort.

I am 70 and survived a fall down some steps at home 3 weeks ago, just 6 broken ribs. So my doctors say I am the immunocompromised member of the family now. My wife finished radiation and chemo for Breast Cancer in early March. So, instead of being cautious for her, we are cautious for me.

I spent 30 years in health care admin. and have a level of comfort in the recommended measures. Besides most of amateur radio is social distancing anyway! My doc, the cardiologist and the pulmonologist all say wear a mask, and stay out of crowds over 45. Under 45 are OK as long as I maintain the 6 feet or leave, They also say, my situation with decreased lung capacity does not warrant an exception to the mask order as issued by the Governor.

I am intrigued with the QRP part of amateur radio. Not sure where I am going yet. I got 5 QSO on Field day. 2 with 50 watts and 3 at 100. Spending my down time thinking about antennas and how to improve what I have with minimal or no cost. Looking at squalo types right now. I may try a 6 meter. play it off with my dipole.

73 KEoZUW

On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely. Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says. That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us... Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Guys
Pam and I have been staying away from crowds as much as possible all summer to avoid COVID.

I’m sure every thing would be fine, 
But I am going to have to agree with 
Joe and Tom.
I don’t think we will attend just to be safe.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 7:56 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
> Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about
> Brutus Bash 2020?

I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't
think it's a good idea for us to get together.  At least not without
masks and plenty of hand sanitizer.  But I still think that social
distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/08/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) 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/ACØBQ 

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 operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* 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: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

Tom Sevart
 

On 7/6/2020 16:45, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
I would love to, but with Covid-19 cases continually on the rise I don't think it's a good idea for us to get together. At least not without masks and plenty of hand sanitizer. But I still think that social distancing is quite necessary to slow the spread of the disease.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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Re: #BRUTUS Anyone think we'll go to Brutus this year? #BRUTUS

W0MQY
 

Update!
Just checked the Big Brutus website and this is the current situation.  

Visitors Center at Big BrutusWestMineral, KS
Visitor's Center. Currently CLOSED due to Covid-19. Planning to REOPEN SOON--Watch for updates!!! 

72/73 Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 6:14 PM Joe Porter <womquee@...> wrote:
Hi John 

Yes, in the past it was started as a summer get together for the 4sqrp group but not limited to.  It blossomed into a weekend affair with lots of good food and plenty of on the air time.  We have always had a lot fun and fellowship in-spite of the temperatures exceeding 95 degrees in Kansas this time of year.  The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly cast doubts on the 2020 version of this group event for me anyway.  The increase in mask usage has been a welcomed sight here too John.  

I myself am 82, with health issues that places me in the very high risk group.  The experts are all saying masks and isolation are the best defense against Covid-19 so I will probably take their advice and operate from my deck.  It won’t be the same as a group gathering but at least I could participate safely.   That’s my two cents worth.  72/73  Joe W0MQY 

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 5:50 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Joe,

Is Brutus Bash a get-together or something else? I get the concerns about Covid,  Sedgwick County has had an increase also and some are stuck on not thinking.   I have noticed a nice percentage increase in Mask Usage since the City of Wichita took some action,  And I live in Derby.

Just getting my base station set up. It will be nice to do something Ham related without excess risk.  Staying at home is fine, but. 

Please keep us informed via the list and the rest of us.

73

de ZEoZUW John
On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

I hadn't given it a lot of thought, but provided we didn't have a huge crowd, I think we could possibly do this safely.  Let me confer with my other infectious disease expert (XYL) and see what she says.  That also assumes the park is open.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On 7/6/20 4:45 PM, Ed Meyer, WG5F wrote:
Now that the 4th of July is behind us...  Anyone else thinking about Brutus Bash 2020?
72,
-Ed, WG5F-

--
Joe Porter, PhD

SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855
       

--
Joe Porter, PhD

SEKARC.net

A.R.R.L. Member
F.I.S.T.S. cw club   #19078
N.A.Q.C.C.   #10355
4sqrp Group   #103
S.K.C.C.   #4213
NJ Skeeter  #66  (2020)
Sasquatch   #855