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Re: PigRig #130

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

You know the Amateur radio 'motto'.....   When all else fails....

Trim trees ???!!!  Say your kidding.  Those are Dipole supports !!!

On 06/06/2013 08:43 PM, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Been a bad last 2 days. Internet service going down and putting my Vonage phone out of order. Have to trim some trees
obstructing my internet signal. There coming tomorrow so hope it's back in service sooooonnnn.
Resoldered  my sip pins and got my power back on PigRig #130 so that's good now to finish tuning and
try it out. C/U later 73's Dick

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig #130
 
Gm Dick
Yes sounds like something didn't get back where if belongs!
Good luck 
Johnny -AC0BQPOn Thursday, June 6, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: PigRig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Been a bad last 2 days. Internet service going down and putting my Vonage phone out of order. Have to trim some trees
obstructing my internet signal. There coming tomorrow so hope it's back in service sooooonnnn.
Resoldered  my sip pins and got my power back on PigRig #130 so that's good now to finish tuning and
try it out. C/U later 73's Dick

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig #130
 
Gm Dick
Yes sounds like something didn't get back where if belongs!
Good luck 
Johnny -AC0BQPOn Thursday, June 6, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


Re: Broken part for HF Test Set

Gary <wf0gmn@...>
 

Thanks for the tip.

Gary

--- In 4sqrp@..., Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@...> wrote:

On 06/05/2013 11:01 PM, Gary wrote:

While finishing up a build of the HF Test Set, I accidentally broke a
lead on C9 (12-60 pf variable trim cap.).

Before I order one from Mouser and pay 10x the part cost in shipping,
I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has one lying around.

Thanks,
Gary, WF0GMN
Hi Gary,

The cost of mailing you a part from a list member will not be any less
than the cost of postage from Mouser. When you order the part from from
Mouser request shipping by U.S.P.S. You do NOT have to use the more
expensive shipping choices but you do have to ask for USPS.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: CQ 4

Paul Smith
 

My poor piggie and crystals are packed in a box in the living room while the kitchen is torn up.. Sniff sniff......hope this remodel gets done quick. I am having withdrawal. The dang storms even tore down my front porch antenna the other night.......

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 6, 2013, at 5:58 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Just worked Mike WB9DLC on 7122, he called "CQ 4" to see if any Four Staters
were around. He had a nice signal and we had a nice QSO.

Jump in sometime, the waters fine on 7122.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


CQ 4

WA0ITP
 

Just worked Mike WB9DLC on 7122, he called "CQ 4" to see if any Four Staters
were around. He had a nice signal and we had a nice QSO.

Jump in sometime, the waters fine on 7122.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Yaesu VX6R Handheld OT

Roy AC9DN
 

The parts are spoken for!!!!



Re: PigRig #130

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dick
Yes sounds like something didn't get back where if belongs!
Good luck 
Johnny -AC0BQP


On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 

Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


PigRig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Keyer chip replaced on PigRig #130 and working ok. Now since installing xtal sip sockets I have no
tx power, must have a bad solder joint, further inspection and resoldering required. Another challenge.
Dick,  N0tgr


RMRC net today 14.0625 2045z

Dale Putnam
 

Rocky Mountain Regional and Continental net will be called today at 2:45z MT today..
That's 2045z on 14.0625 kc oooops.. KHz that is... and it will be called at your speed...
Last week.. the NCS had the most errors .. by far.. and no excuse was aired. Not a good thing.
Efforts will be made to not let that happen again. (as the 2nd harmonic says... "no promises")
 
 Come check in.. and see what is going on in the other shack..
at YOUR speed cw.

Have a great day,
 
 Last Tuesday we had:
 
KE6OIO CA
AA7CU AZ
N9RLO IN
K0DTJ CA
 
with signals that were affected by poor condx.. although today should be better.
And with the sporadic e open on 6.. I'll be monitoring 6 around 50.1 today too.
 
See you on the net!
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Re: Yaesu VX6R Handheld OT

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

there is a VX6R group on yahoo as I recall


On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Roy Crosier <valvetimer@...> wrote:
 

OK, the HT is QRP and I'm from Kansas, so maybe it isn't Off Topic:

I have a dead VX6R. I have some accessories that are still viable,
such as antenna, battery, alkline case, car adapter and so forth.
If any of you have this unit and could use the accessories, I'd
be glad to send them to you. Just send message to me directly:
 VALVEtimer@...

Roy Crosier   AC9DN




--
72/73 TIM ALBERTSON KDOIA (ex KG6IRH)


Re: Wed Nite CW Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Cool Terry !

Congrats to Herb, good going Bert on the /p/p??
I guess that's portable-parking lot!!
Cu all next week
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Thursday, June 6, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Lots of fun last night! My PigRig Performed Perfectly, it was a P^3 net nite :o) Bert, NØYJ had a good signal from a parking lot in Salina, KS. Ask him how he did that.  Kudos to Herb, WR9H for his Trifecta, making it into all 3 nets. Johnny should be back in the shack next Wednesday night and I'm looking forward to checking the 40M nets then. 
 
I have lost the ability to copy the load and make nice looking tables in emails, any tips would be appreciated.
 
Thanks for checking in, appreciate it.
 
40M
0:30  N0YJ/P  Bert Salina, KS
0:34  W2BPI  GEORGE  WILLIAMSON,  NY
0:35  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
0:38  KB9JLO  DAN  LINCOLN,  NE
0:43  NU0S  SCOTTY  LINCOLN,  NE
 
80M      
1:00  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
1:02  NU0S  SCOTTY  LINCOLN,  NE
1:04  N0SM  Steve  Ottumwa, IA
 
40M      
1:29  W4RK  Bill  JEFFERSON CITY,  MO
1:31  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
1:34  N9RLO  John  UPLAND,  IN
1:40  KB9JLO  DAN  DECATUR,  IL
1:45  KF5RAU  Mike   Tulsa, OK
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Wed Nite CW Nets

WA0ITP
 

Lots of fun last night! My PigRig Performed Perfectly, it was a P^3 net nite :o) Bert, NØYJ had a good signal from a parking lot in Salina, KS. Ask him how he did that.  Kudos to Herb, WR9H for his Trifecta, making it into all 3 nets. Johnny should be back in the shack next Wednesday night and I'm looking forward to checking the 40M nets then. 
 
I have lost the ability to copy the load and make nice looking tables in emails, any tips would be appreciated.
 
Thanks for checking in, appreciate it.
 
40M
0:30  N0YJ/P  Bert Salina, KS
0:34  W2BPI  GEORGE  WILLIAMSON,  NY
0:35  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
0:38  KB9JLO  DAN  LINCOLN,  NE
0:43  NU0S  SCOTTY  LINCOLN,  NE
 
80M      
1:00  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
1:02  NU0S  SCOTTY  LINCOLN,  NE
1:04  N0SM  Steve  Ottumwa, IA
 
40M      
1:29  W4RK  Bill  JEFFERSON CITY,  MO
1:31  WR9H  Herb  ROCKFORD,  IL
1:34  N9RLO  John  UPLAND,  IN
1:40  KB9JLO  DAN  DECATUR,  IL
1:45  KF5RAU  Mike   Tulsa, OK
 
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


Re: Question

bobby rolph
 

Ok. I will give that a try!
Tnx Randy
Bobby


Sent from my iPad

On Jun 5, 2013, at 11:26 PM, KB4QQJ@... wrote:

 

Bobby,
Get rid of the telescopic whip and find a piece of solid copper wire the correct length. Just a piece straightened out from #18 or #14 ?? should work.
Works fine with a mag mount but better with solid vehicle chassis ground.
It'll work for you. The telescopic whip introduces some strange things.
 
73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
 
In a message dated 6/5/2013 2:53:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rolph981@... writes:
Well I took my MFJ 259B and headed to the park with the hamstick and the 10 foot telescopic whip. After several tries at many different lengths I had no luck. I am using a mag mount on my Jeep so maybe that's the problem? I have had good results with the mount when using other hamsticks but I just could not get this to pan out. Any more idea's. I could just order a 17 meter stick. Hey,but what fun is that!
72/3
Bobby


Re: Broken part for HF Test Set

Bill Cromwell
 

On 06/05/2013 11:01 PM, Gary wrote:

While finishing up a build of the HF Test Set, I accidentally broke a lead on C9 (12-60 pf variable trim cap.).

Before I order one from Mouser and pay 10x the part cost in shipping, I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has one lying around.

Thanks,
Gary, WF0GMN
Hi Gary,

The cost of mailing you a part from a list member will not be any less than the cost of postage from Mouser. When you order the part from from Mouser request shipping by U.S.P.S. You do NOT have to use the more expensive shipping choices but you do have to ask for USPS.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Question

kb4qqj
 

Yup,
Like generate a lot of heat and melt it....  LOL
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 6/5/2013 3:12:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tim.n9puz@... writes:
if the whip section is too long and a lot of
it is shoved down inside the coil it acts like a tuning slug in the coil
and it can do all sorts of things you don't want.


Re: Question

kb4qqj
 

Bobby,
Get rid of the telescopic whip and find a piece of solid copper wire the correct length. Just a piece straightened out from #18 or #14 ?? should work.
Works fine with a mag mount but better with solid vehicle chassis ground.
It'll work for you. The telescopic whip introduces some strange things.
 
73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
 

In a message dated 6/5/2013 2:53:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rolph981@... writes:
Well I took my MFJ 259B and headed to the park with the hamstick and the 10 foot telescopic whip. After several tries at many different lengths I had no luck. I am using a mag mount on my Jeep so maybe that's the problem? I have had good results with the mount when using other hamsticks but I just could not get this to pan out. Any more idea's. I could just order a 17 meter stick. Hey,but what fun is that!
72/3
Bobby


Broken part for HF Test Set

Gary <wf0gmn@...>
 

While finishing up a build of the HF Test Set, I accidentally broke a lead on C9 (12-60 pf variable trim cap.).

Before I order one from Mouser and pay 10x the part cost in shipping, I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has one lying around.

Thanks,
Gary, WF0GMN


wed night PSK checkins

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Wed. night PSK  checkins:
K6QKL   Chuck,  Fairview Hts. IL
KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
Light grp. tonight, Tnx fer  checkins
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: 40M Net on 7122

John <n9rlojrh@...>
 

Your little piggy sounds great, Terry. I had QRM
That sounded like someone stepping on a
Cat. Hope to catch you again soon on
7.122
73, John N9RLO

--- In 4sqrp@..., "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote

I'm planning to call the 40M nets tonight using my 7122 PigRig. Hope to have a
good turnout. Zerobeat me very close as the PigRig's filter is pretty tight.

Thanx vy much es cu then

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


4SQRP Nets

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Thank you Terry for nets my apologies for stepping on you on 40m. You were 239 349 or so with QSB. I hope to get started on the pig rig soon.

72/73/Scotty/NUØS