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Re: 4S Tuner Build Question

John Lonigro
 

I must have the older version of the 4S tuner because my board matches the instructions.  What you should be able to do with your version is check the pads with an ohmmeter to see how they are wired up.  I suspect you'll find the LH pad of R6 connects to the LH pad of R4 and the RH pad connects to the RH of R5.  The missing R6 pads on the older version was likely a mistake remedied in the newer batch and the instructions need to be updated to reflect that.

I am not associated with these kits in any way, other than as a user.  The above is strictly my opinion.  When NM0S has time, if I said something wrong, he should chime in and correct me.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 7/24/20 8:16 AM, w2eck wrote:
Got a question on the placement of R6 on the 4S-Tuner board. On page 8 in manual it says "Solder to LH end of R4 and the RH of R5"  In Photo 11 on page 15, it shows this arrangement BUT it also shows only 2 sets of pads for the three resistors. On my board, there are clearly three sets of pads that are marked R4,R5, R6. See attached pic.

So am wondering if there was a change in later editions of this kit and R6 needs to be soldered to its own set of pads?

Hoping someone has some experience with this kit?


4S Tuner Build Question

w2eck
 

Got a question on the placement of R6 on the 4S-Tuner board. On page 8 in manual it says "Solder to LH end of R4 and the RH of R5"  In Photo 11 on page 15, it shows this arrangement BUT it also shows only 2 sets of pads for the three resistors. On my board, there are clearly three sets of pads that are marked R4,R5, R6. See attached pic.

So am wondering if there was a change in later editions of this kit and R6 needs to be soldered to its own set of pads?

Hoping someone has some experience with this kit?


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights Check In's
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
NK8O CHARLES
KC0PP KEITH
N4ELM DAVE (ALL 3 NETS AGAIN)
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KU5M JOE

EVERYONE STAY WELL AND SAFE
CU AGN NEXT WEEK

BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well, 
Bands were quiet tonight but they also didn't have hardy any signals!
I could hear lots of foreign SSB. 

Check in's were:
40 Meters
N4ELM DAVE LA 

80 METERS 
N0YJ BERT KS 
N4ELM DAVE LA (Double)  
K5TD Robert in Tulsa. 

hope things are better next week. 
Take Care, 
72, 73 
Johnny AC0BQ 


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/22/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 22 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/22/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Afternoon Group 
I am at home tonight and I will be call the CW nets at the regular times!! 
73 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/22/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/22/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

Gwen Patton
 

There's also this one at Mike's:  https://www.mikeselectronicparts.com/product/variable-capacitor-266pf/  It's used in this small transmitting loop: https://k1fm.us/2015/07/k1fm-mini-magnetic-loop-2-0/  and has a 3d printed version (made by someone else) here:  https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4036000 

I mentioned the loop before, when I posted the ebay link for the cap I bought. But I got a request for the Thingiverse page as well, so there you go.   

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 6:48 PM N4WD <n4wd.bruce@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 9:41 PM Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 07/22/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 22 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: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

N4WD
 

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 9:41 PM Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

w2sh@...
 

There have been several positive suggestions made for Polyvaricon sources on the GQRP reflector this month.
I'd suggest you look at their archives, or else post your need on their site.

72,

Charles Moizeau, W2SH
GQRP 8662


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 0:26
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Polyvaricon Source Wanted
 
The response to my question about Polyvaricon  caps has been good and I
really appreciate the offers to dig through junk boxes, etc. to try and
get my the parts. I did some more searching this afternoon and found an
eBay seller who had what I wanted who was in the US and didn't want me
to order 50 of them! I wasn't opposed to ordering from the UK or
elsewhere, I'm just not very patient once I get started and a lot of
places I found indicated my order probably wouldn't have arrived before
the end of August.

Thanks once again everyone!

Tim N9PUZ



On 7/18/2020 4:40 PM, Tim N9PUZ via groups.io wrote:
> Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting
> through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of
> projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying
> Polyvaricon adjustable caps.
>
> I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either
> caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock,
> or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for
> shipping that for the caps themselves!
>
> Tim N9PUZ





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Re: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

Tom Sevart
 

On 7/18/2020 16:40, Tim N9PUZ wrote:
Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.
I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!
I've always just salvaged them from old AM radios.


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Re: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

Tim N9PUZ
 

The response to my question about Polyvaricon  caps has been good and I really appreciate the offers to dig through junk boxes, etc. to try and get my the parts. I did some more searching this afternoon and found an eBay seller who had what I wanted who was in the US and didn't want me to order 50 of them! I wasn't opposed to ordering from the UK or elsewhere, I'm just not very patient once I get started and a lot of places I found indicated my order probably wouldn't have arrived before the end of August.

Thanks once again everyone!

Tim N9PUZ

On 7/18/2020 4:40 PM, Tim N9PUZ via groups.io wrote:
Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

Gwen Patton
 

I bought four from this source:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Gang-AM-FM-Variable-Capacitor-266pF-X-2-and-20pF-X-2-500pF-Total/113059337104 

They're your typical AM/FM radio devices. I found a small transmitting loop on Thingiverse that uses them, so I bought some. I printed up the enclosure and planetary gearing for it, but haven't had the time to fiddle with it and build the darned loop. That'll probably be a winter project. 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 7:51 PM John Daly via groups.io <wa9whd=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Have you looked at QRP Kits - I believe they sell polyvaricon caps.

73 - W4USF John


On Jul 18, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:

Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Re: Polyvaricon Source Wanted

John Daly
 

Have you looked at QRP Kits - I believe they sell polyvaricon caps.

73 - W4USF John


On Jul 18, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:

Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Polyvaricon Source Wanted

Tim N9PUZ
 

Greetings gang!  Since it's been so hot this weekend I've been sifting through some saved notes and links. I've run across a couple of projects I'm considering and wondered where you go about buying Polyvaricon adjustable caps.

I've followed a few links from my web searches and they lead to either caps that are not the small polyvaricons, items that are out of stock, or suppliers half way around the world. I'd rather not pay more for shipping that for the caps themselves!

Tim N9PUZ


Re: problem signing on to groups.io

Sam Billingsley <billingsley617@...>
 

Thanks.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 11:02 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sam,

I reread your message.  Sometimes the Groups.io site does not update immediately.  You may have to refresh the page to see 4S show up.

At any rate you are making it through to the group.

73,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 15, 2020, at 22:36, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Try this link... https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/topics

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 15, 2020, at 22:08, Sam Billingsley <billingsley617@...> wrote:

Thanks for getting me setup.

I am a member of several groups.io groups but I don’t see 4SQRP show up as one of my groups.  Am i missing something?

Sam   AE4GX


Re: problem signing on to groups.io

John - KK4ITX
 

Sam,

I reread your message.  Sometimes the Groups.io site does not update immediately.  You may have to refresh the page to see 4S show up.

At any rate you are making it through to the group.

73,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 15, 2020, at 22:36, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Try this link... https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/topics

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 15, 2020, at 22:08, Sam Billingsley <billingsley617@...> wrote:

Thanks for getting me setup.

I am a member of several groups.io groups but I don’t see 4SQRP show up as one of my groups.  Am i missing something?

Sam   AE4GX


Re: problem signing on to groups.io

John - KK4ITX
 

Try this link... https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/topics

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jul 15, 2020, at 22:08, Sam Billingsley <billingsley617@...> wrote:

Thanks for getting me setup.

I am a member of several groups.io groups but I don’t see 4SQRP show up as one of my groups.  Am i missing something?

Sam   AE4GX

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