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Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John Lonigro
 

John:
If you go to the kit section of the 4SQRP website, there’s a section called “retired kits”. Under “Tenna Dipper” is a link called Builders Alert. That’s where I found that note. 
72,
John, AA0VE 


On Aug 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Thanks John for stepping in, I had checked the 4S site and did not see the page you referenced, I found my information on Duck Duck Go.

Is the “Builder’s Alert” Page a general resource ?

I’ll be there for the SSS but the noise here at this campground is is a real challenge.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Aug 6, 2020, at 09:46, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

bleepingbeep
 

John and John:  Thanks for your remarks.  I have been in touch with Steve KD1JV, and he said the code was not his but was added by 4SQRP.  In fact it was written by Dan Tayloe.  Another ham whose opinion I respect said that as far as he knew, the code was never released.

I received this Tenna Dipper from a ham who built it but had no luck in getting even a tiny spark of life. It was completely dead. So I bought it for the price of mailing and took it on as an exercise in troubleshooting.  Even though I haven't had 100% success, it's been a gratifying project. I appreciate knowing that it may yet be functional.

Regards,

Jerry AA6KI
4SQRP no. 261


Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John - KK4ITX
 

Thanks John for stepping in, I had checked the 4S site and did not see the page you referenced, I found my information on Duck Duck Go.

Is the “Builder’s Alert” Page a general resource ?

I’ll be there for the SSS but the noise here at this campground is is a real challenge.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Aug 6, 2020, at 09:46, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: Original Tenna Dipper plus SSS reminder

John Lonigro
 

John and Jerry:
I just checked the kit page on the 4SQRP website and the "builder's alert" clearly states that if it sends V2 at startup, it is one of the early chips that had been incorrectly programmed.  However, it also states that it may still function, but not as stably as the corrected chip, so Jerry probably has a functional device, only not as good as it would be with the corrected software.

You are right that contacting Steve, KD1JV, might be the best way to get the updated chip, if it is still available.  Or, as Jerry suggests, if Steve doesn't mind, he could send Jerry the code so he could reprogram it himself.  He may not wish to do that if the code is "proprietary" to someone.

DON'T FORGET!  The August Second Sunday SPRINT is this Sunday night, 7:00-9:00pm CDT.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 8/6/20 7:27 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io wrote:
Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: 40 and 80 meter nets

n4mj
 

That was likely me calling Bert.  No sigs from Bert or anyone else.
n4mj


 
PLEASE REMOVE all email addresses before you send it on and use BCC option when forwarding"
  Thank you! 



On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 10:15:59 PM CDT, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:


Bert, I heard someone calling you once but that was about it. Noise plus SSB stations nearby made for a rough go. Thanks for calling the net!

Jeff N0̸MII

> On Aug 5, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
>
> 
> 40 meters
> N4ELM DAVE
> W5ESE SCOTT
>
> 80 METERS
> N4ELM DAVE JUST BARELY
>
> I HEARD BITS AND PIECES OF OTHER CALLS BUT NOISE HERE TONIGHT WAS BRUTAL
>
> 73'S
> BERT
> N0YJ



--
Jeff N0̷MII



Re: Original Tenna Dipper -- help

John - KK4ITX
 

Jerry,

Dan Taylor, N7VE and Steve Weber, KD1JV were responsible for putting this dipper package together.  Both of them show on QRZ with email addresses.  Perhaps they can help ?

V2 would’t be the battery voltage by chance ?

Good luck,

John
KK4ITX 


On Aug 5, 2020, at 22:17, bleepingbeep <bleepingbeep@...> wrote:

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: 40 and 80 meter nets

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Bert, I heard someone calling you once but that was about it. Noise plus SSB stations nearby made for a rough go. Thanks for calling the net!

Jeff N0̸MII

On Aug 5, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Robert <e1dslr@gmail.com> wrote:


40 meters
N4ELM DAVE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE JUST BARELY

I HEARD BITS AND PIECES OF OTHER CALLS BUT NOISE HERE TONIGHT WAS BRUTAL

73'S
BERT
N0YJ
--
Jeff N0̷MII


UPDATED DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET REPORT

Robert
 

GREAT NET

THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
KC0PP KEITH
WA9BNZ BILL
K0LWY WALLY
KA5TQR STEVE
N4ELM DAVE
KX9RT SCOTT
KU5M JOE
NK80 CHARLES (LATE CHECK IN)

73'S
BERT
N0YJ
_._,_._,_


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GREAT NET

THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
KC0PP KEITH
WA9BNZ BILL
K0LWY WALLY
KA5TQR STEVE
N4ELM DAVE
KX9RT SCOTT
KU5M JOE

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter nets

Robert
 

40 meters
N4ELM DAVE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE JUST BARELY

I HEARD BITS AND PIECES OF OTHER CALLS BUT NOISE HERE TONIGHT WAS BRUTAL

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: Original Tenna Dipper -- help

bleepingbeep
 

Chapter Two:  One step forward and one step back
 
The PIC wasn't to blame for the silence. I put a scope on the output from the 74HC00 (pin 3) to the speaker.  Pressing and holding the program button produced a stream of 
raggedy but lovely square waves (amplitude ~2-3Vpp).  Clearly the PIC was sending Morse as it was supposed to.
 
The problem had to be a faulty speaker. I removed it and temporarily put an LED in its place. It clearly flashed Morse. Then I connected a different speaker.  It worked fine, and I thought I had the problem solved.
 
But no.  On power up, the chip sends "V2".  Oops, that's not the right ID.  According to a note that came with the kit, it indicates the PIC was one of an early batch that were 
incorrectly programmed.
 
So I'm back where I started, still needing a correctly programmed PIC, or alternatively, the code.
 
Thanks for reading.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/05/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 5 August 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, 08/05/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
I have to attend my monthly civic duty tonight, so BERT N0YJ
is going to call the CW Nets tonight.
Good luck, nice WX here in KS today.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Aug 5, 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, 5 August 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.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/05/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 August 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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/05/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 August 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.


Original Tenna Dipper -- help

bleepingbeep
 

I'm trying to resurrect an old Tenna Dipper that was offered by 4SQRP around 2004.
 
The problem is that the Morse Code annunciator is mute.   On power up it's supposed to send "TDV1", but I hear nothing.  If  I hold the program button down, it's supposed to scroll audibly through the options.  Again I hear nothing.
 
I suspect there's a problem with the PIC, a 12C508.  If anyone has a programmed PIC they could send me, I'd very happily pay for it.  On the other hand, if anyone has the code and could share it, I could program the chip myself.
 
Any help or pointers much appreciated.  Thanks and 73.
 
Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/05/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 5 August 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.


NJQRP Skeeter Hunt - two weeks out!

Larry Makoski
 

We're just two weeks away!

Sunday, August 16th is the running of the 9th Annual NJQRP Skeeter Hunt. If you haven't gotten your Skeeter Number, now is the perfect time. While a number is not needed to participate, it certainly adds to the fun! Just send an e-mail to w2ljqrp@... with your call sign, name and the state or province that you will be operating from. You will receive an e-mail back with your number for 2020. New numbers are issued each year, so don't assume the number you may have had previously is the same going forward.

All the rules for this Summer Sprint can be found at https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Don't forget that this year, bonus points will be given to those using home brewed antennas during the Hunt.

During this time of the pandemic, please take all necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. As has always been the case for the Skeeter Hunt, operating from your backyard with a temporary antenna and an alternative power source STILL counts as a portable operation for the multiplier. If you feel uncomfortable with going to a public park or setting - there's no need to! However, if you have a place in mind that you know will be safe with minimal or no interaction with the public, then that's fine too. In all cases, we trust you to use common sense.

Above all, have fun, stay safe and may the propagation be with us!

73 de Larry W2LJ - NJQRP Contest Manager - Skeeter # 13


Re: Selling 4SQRP Bayou Jumper Kit

Everett Catlin
 

Green or White face?
73 Everett N5MZX

On Friday, July 31, 2020, 11:12:07 PM UTC, K0WDO Will Osborn via groups.io <k0wdo@...> wrote:


Still sealed in the box as delivered to me by Larry Hastings in 2018, I never got around to building it and the kits have just piled up.

New unbuilt BJ kit.
$100 shipped

Questions can be direct to me at K0WDO@...

73, Will
K0WDO





Re: Selling 4SQRP Bayou Jumper Kit

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

Pending sale. Thanks all!

73, Will
K0WDO

On Jul 31, 2020, at 6:12 PM, K0WDO Will Osborn via groups.io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Still sealed in the box as delivered to me by Larry Hastings in 2018, I never got around to building it and the kits have just piled up.

New unbuilt BJ kit.
$100 shipped

Questions can be direct to me at K0WDO@yahoo.com

73, Will
K0WDO




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