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Field Antenna Survey

Keith Arns
 

Greetings All,
I am working on the August QRP Banner.  This issue will be dedicated to field antennas.  I am doing a survey of your favorite field antenna and with your help I hope to have the results in the Banner.
Please include the following.
1. Description of antenna such as EFHW, Mag Loop, Random wire, vertical, etc.
2. Why is it your favorite? Easily installed, best performance, portable, etc.
3. A few words about the antenna of choice.

Please DO NOT respond here on messages but send comments to editorqrpbanner@...   Otherwise I may miss your comments.

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor


Re: Solder fume extractor

B C K9WIS <k9wis@...>
 


I have one I picked up at a stain glass store..pretty much a muffin fan that draws the air away and forces it through a spongey filter material.
I also have a muffin fan attached to a flexible dryer vent hose and I set it the exhaust near a basement window.  

Brian K9WIS

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From: "KN6KR via groups.io"
To: "Main"
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday July 7 2020 9:18:36PM
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

Thomas Martin
 

Check banggood.com they have some great extractors and very good prices


On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: Solder fume extractor

John
 

10m is kind dead these days so if we push it out there we shouldnt have an issue. 


John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:33 AM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A





Re: Solder fume extractor

John Nicholas
 

Ventilating bad stuff outside is always better then stirring it up, or recycling through a filter.

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:29 AM, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A





Re: Solder fume extractor

John
 

With a longer duct tube this can be used for gathering within 70cm and let the fan blow out the chance of any virus out to 10m
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:16 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: Solder fume extractor

Daniel Walter
 

I made very similar one from a 4" muffin fan, and 4" plastic dryer ducting. Fan is on the floor and flexible end can be placed near work area. You could easily attach a charcoal filter if you want, but I figure that the harmful smoke has largely settled out by the time it exits the fan, which is 4' away from me. --
72/73, Dan
NM3A


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

Wayne Dillon
 

If it's going to happen then count me in. If not then maybe next year.
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"


Re: Solder fume extractor

Ed - ad7gr
 

Charles,

I have been using the Bench-Top ESD Safe Smoke Absorber (Item #BK486) by Circuit Specialists,  Inc. for many years.   It comes with two filters.

73,
Ed - ad7gr

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


Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

Peter Dehman
 

GM,

Just ordered it from Amazon.
TNX fer the heads up!!

de WA1ISA



On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 5:32 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just ordered it.

Dave K8WPE (a book addict hooked by my mother a long time ago, especially WWII spy books)

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

> On Jul 8, 2020, at 4:58 PM, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
>
> Posted also to the Bayou Jumper Group:
>
> Another book to add to your fireside reading list:
> Scholars of Mayhem, by Daniel Guiet and Timothy Smith
> ISBN 9780735225206 (hardcover) or 9780735225213 (ebook)
>
> It's the story of the author's father, Lt. Jean Claude Guiet, an American airborne officer who was the wireless operator for the
> "Salesman II"  SOE circuit in France in the time of the Normandy invasion.
>
> N5IB
>
>
>





Re: Solder fume extractor

David Wilcox
 

I just breathe deeply.  It’s as good as Valium.  Happy Ham Husband = more time to do shopping and yak on the phone.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Jul 8, 2020, at 12:04 PM, 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: Of interest, a "paraset" connection

David Wilcox
 

Just ordered it.

Dave K8WPE (a book addict hooked by my mother a long time ago, especially WWII spy books)

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Jul 8, 2020, at 4:58 PM, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:

Posted also to the Bayou Jumper Group:

Another book to add to your fireside reading list:
Scholars of Mayhem, by Daniel Guiet and Timothy Smith
ISBN 9780735225206 (hardcover) or 9780735225213 (ebook)

It's the story of the author's father, Lt. Jean Claude Guiet, an American airborne officer who was the wireless operator for the
"Salesman II" SOE circuit in France in the time of the Normandy invasion.

N5IB



Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net Report

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  No copy on NCS on 40 meters, to close.
  NCS was poor copy on 80 meters; I was in that noise with others who I also heard parts of calls. But I did hear Bert.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 9:01 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge Group
Well, the bands are weak to say the least tonight.
We have a storm front headed our way from the NW part of the state, and my qrn was pretty rough!
 
Check in's were:
40 M
KW4JS
KK5IB
W2SH
N4ELM
K5TD
N4KV
N4MJ
WI5H
and
W5ESE
 
80 Meters was terrible.
The only QNI that I could hear was Bert N0YJ.
I could hear parts of calls but I couldn't put any other calls together.
Sorry guys.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
 
 
 


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net Report

w2sh@...
 

Despite my 40m QNI, the band was in poor shape with QSB taking Johnny down to 339.  I gave him a 449 when I checked in and then when we said "au revoir", he was a solid 559.

Surprisingly, 80m was in better shape than it's been in recent weeks.  Johnny was RST 239.  Several other stations were heard, but were really no copy, all except WA9PWP who (as usual) was a robust 559.  Paul and I dropped our call signs several times, but neither of us achieved a QNI.

72,

Charles (aka chas), w2SH



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 22:01
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge Group 
Well, the bands are weak to say the least tonight. 
We have a storm front headed our way from the NW part of the state, and my qrn was pretty rough! 

Check in's were: 
40 M 
KW4JS
KK5IB
W2SH 
N4ELM 
K5TD
N4KV
N4MJ
WI5H
and 
W5ESE

80 Meters was terrible. 
The only QNI that I could hear was Bert N0YJ. 
I could hear parts of calls but I couldn't put any other calls together. 
Sorry guys. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ




--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Good Net Tonight

NK8O CHARLES
WG5F ED
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0TGR DICK
KU5M JOE
MM5XT MIKE
N4ELM DAVE
KE8JWB RANDY

73'S
BERT
N0YJ
CU NEXT WEEK STAY WELL.


40 and 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Well, the bands are weak to say the least tonight. 
We have a storm front headed our way from the NW part of the state, and my qrn was pretty rough! 

Check in's were: 
40 M 
KW4JS
KK5IB
W2SH 
N4ELM 
K5TD
N4KV
N4MJ
WI5H
and 
W5ESE

80 Meters was terrible. 
The only QNI that I could hear was Bert N0YJ. 
I could hear parts of calls but I couldn't put any other calls together. 
Sorry guys. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ




Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/08/2020 #cal-notice

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

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

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

Jim, N5IB
 

Posted also to the Bayou Jumper Group:

Another book to add to your fireside reading list:
Scholars of Mayhem, by Daniel Guiet and Timothy Smith
ISBN 9780735225206 (hardcover) or 9780735225213 (ebook)

It's the story of the author's father, Lt. Jean Claude Guiet, an American airborne officer who was the wireless operator for the
"Salesman II" SOE circuit in France in the time of the Normandy invasion.

N5IB


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: Solder fume extractor

John
 

A muffin fan and a charcoal car filter cut to size is cheaper?
John VE3IPS

Ham Radio is a lifestyle not a Hobby!
Take the radio outside and operate from the Field
Throw a wire in a tree and make a QSO




On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 3:52 PM Mike Czuhajewski via groups.io <wa8mcq=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
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.


-----Original Message-----
From: KN6KR via groups.io <charlesbuxbaum=yahoo.com@groups.io>
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