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Re: What's On Your Bench?

Lee Bahr
 

I had them custom wound by Heyboer Transformer.

Lee, w0vt, w5drc

On 11/16/2020 11:43 AM, WA4EFS wrote:
Very nice indeed. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get the plate transformer?

-Lloyd (WA4EFS)

-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Leland L. Bahr
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] What's On Your Bench?

If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on "w0vt's Philmore transmitter." It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt









Re: What's On Your Bench?

Jim Manley
 

Lee,

What a great job ... times three - you're already in serial production!

For anyone who's interested in the original Philmore NT-200 kit manual to see how accurate Lee's replica is, which is well worth the look back into The World That Time Forgot, here's a couple of links to the PDF of the same scan of the manual (redundancy is the enemy of BitRot!):



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Jim  KJ7JHE


On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 1:42 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:
If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go
to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on
"w0vt's Philmore transmitter."  It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt


Re: What's On Your Bench?

WA4EFS
 

Very nice indeed. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get the plate transformer?

-Lloyd (WA4EFS)

-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Leland L. Bahr
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] What's On Your Bench?

If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on "w0vt's Philmore transmitter." It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt


Re: What's On Your Bench?

Jerome Wysocki
 

Hi Lee,
You certainly did a great job in constructing your clone of the Philmore Xmtr and power supply. You could probably make some good part time money offering for sale the following options for the Philmore.
1. A bare, undrilled chassis. 2. A bare, drilled chassis. 3. A bare, drilled, painted chassis. 4. A complete kit, with drilled, painted chassis, and all parts.
I believe there is a market out there that might be sufficient to make it worthwhile. I know someone did exactly that for the popular Ameco AC-1, 6V6 Xmtr. The Philmore design is superior to the AC-1. You might even consider such options as above, with the AC-1, as a clone.
... Jerry Wysocki, KC9JXE


Re: What's On Your Bench?

 

* On 2020 15 Nov 11:18 -0600, Mike D wrote:
I have been using a Weller WESD51 around the house for about 10 years now.
It is the best inexpensive soldering iron I have been able to find and is
works about as well as my more expensive irons.
Another vote for the WESD51. Mine "just works".

72, Nate

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Re: What's On Your Bench?

Joe KU5M
 

Hey Lee,

I became an amateur in the late 70’s and missed the tube era. But you are an artist in construction!

Guys, really worth the time to look up Lee’s rigsAnd the photography complements his electronic skills.

73,

Joe
KU5M

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Re: What's On Your Bench?

Karl Schwab
 

My bench is being cleaned off, awaiting another 4SQRP kit to match my Cricket 40 & 80 transceivers; the Cric-Key, kit.  This kit is reviewed in the December 2020 QST.  73, de Karl, KO8S

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, 04:42:50 PM EST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Awesome job Lee!
Great reproduction, right down to the details!
72
Johnny 


On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:42 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:
If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go
to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on
"w0vt's Philmore transmitter."  It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt





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Re: What's On Your Bench?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Awesome job Lee!
Great reproduction, right down to the details!
72
Johnny 


On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:42 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:
If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go
to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on
"w0vt's Philmore transmitter."  It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt





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Re: What's On Your Bench?

AndyH
 

What's on the bench?  Too much! hihihi

The N75 is at the operating position providing music and the necessary sounds of the atmosphere as she dances the night away.

There's a new V6.2 µBITX on the bench in the early stages of being supplemented and boxed.  Well, it's spending more time under the bench because there's a KX4Z digital mode interface board in process*.  I'm installing the 7 dB pad* in my somewhat experienced WA2EBY amp to play nicely with the µBITX when it's ready.  There's a W0EB raduino clone board (moving from arduino to Teensy 4.0) in progress.  A bit farther down the list, I'm waiting for my first 'operational' board from OshPark.  I think I finally figured out how to go from schematic to board with KiCad.  If it works, the small SMD ILER40 Mk2 mic preamp board will be part of the µBITX project.  (* Waiting on a CARE package from Mouser)  There's also a 12/24V LiFePO4 battery box in the early stages that'll run both the radio and WA2EBY amp.

To stay under the bench until I again feel like playing with 14 AWG magnet wire is the hybrid DJ0ABR/W6PQL 1500W amplifier project...and the associated power supply project.

Thirded or fourth'd for the Weller WES51!

Has anyone seen the Mouser bag of 0805 4K7 resistors?  It's around here somewhere...  hihihi

72/73, Andy, KG5RKP


Re: What's On Your Bench?

n4mj
 

W2DTC - Wow!!! That is a piece of REAL radio ARTWORK. Tnx for sharing.
brings back memories.
73 de n4mj


 
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On Sunday, November 15, 2020, 02:42:04 PM CST, Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:


If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go
to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on
"w0vt's Philmore transmitter."  It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt






Re: What's On Your Bench?

WB5CTS/M "Hutch"
 

Tnx Tim!

72, Hutch

On Nov 15, 2020, at 2:41 PM, Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@eastex.net> wrote:

If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on "w0vt's Philmore transmitter." It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt





What's On Your Bench?

Leland L. Bahr
 

If anyone wants to see my Philmore NT-200 Novice Transmitter clone, go to the following web sit and scroll down to the bottom and click on "w0vt's Philmore transmitter."  It's called a Philmore NT-200 Deluxe.

http://w2dtc.com/w2dtc-radio-history-page.htm

Lee, w0vt


Re: What's On Your Bench?

Tim N9PUZ
 

I have had a Weller WES51 for several years now. Adjustable temperature. I don't think about it much -- it just works!

Tim N9PUZ


On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM Steve Hutcherson via groups.io <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Fellas !

Half-way through my QRP-o-Meter build my soldering iron died Wednesday and still have the W8DIZ  5w30 and 5w17 kits to build this winter. Anyone like the soldering station their using now?  Referrals appreciated.
I'm ready for an upgrade. :-)

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M


Re: What's On Your Bench?

WB5CTS/M "Hutch"
 

Wow ! Tnx Gary, N3OS> Mike, KD5RJZ> and Paul, WD9PWP   for the Quick Replies. 
I will follow-up and get the smoke back on the bench. :-)

Thanks Again fellas !

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M    #176


Re: What's On Your Bench?

Paul Goemans
 

Hi,
  I would also recommend the Weller WES50 or WES51 temp controlled solder station. Many tips are available. We used these and earlier Wellers in the electronics repair shop I worked in. I like them because they are reliable and the pencil assemblies are slim! 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Steve Hutcherson via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:35 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] What's On Your Bench?
 
Hi Fellas !

Half-way through my QRP-o-Meter build my soldering iron died Wednesday and still have the W8DIZ  5w30 and 5w17 kits to build this winter. Anyone like the soldering station their using now?  Referrals appreciated.
I'm ready for an upgrade. :-)

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M


Re: What's On Your Bench?

Mike D
 

I have been using a Weller WESD51 around the house for about 10 years now.  It is the best inexpensive soldering iron I have been able to find and is works about as well as my more expensive irons.

Mike kd5rjz

On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM Steve Hutcherson via groups.io <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Fellas !

Half-way through my QRP-o-Meter build my soldering iron died Wednesday and still have the W8DIZ  5w30 and 5w17 kits to build this winter. Anyone like the soldering station their using now?  Referrals appreciated.
I'm ready for an upgrade. :-)

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M


Re: What's On Your Bench?

Bobby Drummond
 


Just finished a retro rig (6AW8 / 6BQ6  40 meter MOPA transmitter) based on an 15 meter Novice transmitter article in the April 1959 edition of Popular Electronics magazine.  It works fine and I've made around 30 QSOs with it so far.  <https://worldradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm>

Starting a 60 meter solid state transmitter now.  Schematic enclosed below.   Crystals for 2 of the channels for 60 meters are available from 3rd Planet Solar, by the way. <https://kc9on.com/> I've ordered the necessary parts and have received them in the last week.  Have laid out on paper the placement location of the components on a blank circuit board (will use Manhattan technique to mount them using a modified drill bit to make the "islands" - thanks QRP Quarterly Magazine for the idea for that technique.

Looking forward to finishing it up, smoke testing and putting it on the air this week.  (Note:  the FET final in this transmitter is a Class E type design, similar to the None Simpler 40 meter transmitter of yesteryear  from 4 State QRP - without the cool spiral coils though)  and dig that complementary symmetry driver, will ya'! 

When this one is finished and subsequent QSOs have been made, I already have plans for more bench projects.  That's one of the things retirement's for, right?

May all your projects be great learning experiences and have minimal frustrations (inevitable) and bring you tons of satisfaction (highly likely with support from this group)

P.S.  if the 60 meter transmitter described inspires you to build one too, put that thang on the air and proudly say, " . .  tx here, OM is homebrew, xtal controlled and "__" watts out" and listen out for me on mine.  It would be great to work someone GW3UWP-transmitter-to-GW3UWP-transmitter on 60 meters.

 
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Re: What's On Your Bench?

Gary AFN4A
 

Hutch,

I am using a Tenna soldering station which I bought from Nightfire Electronics a few years ago at one of our fests here in FL. Reasonably priced and it works great. Their business card shows their website as www.vakits.com and hopefully they are still in business with all that has been occurring this year.

Good hunting.

73,

Gary N3OS 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Steve Hutcherson via groups.io" <Wb5cts@...>
Date: 11/15/20 09:35 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] What's On Your Bench?

Hi Fellas !

Half-way through my QRP-o-Meter build my soldering iron died Wednesday and still have the W8DIZ  5w30 and 5w17 kits to build this winter. Anyone like the soldering station their using now?  Referrals appreciated.
I'm ready for an upgrade. :-)

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M
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Re: What's On Your Bench?

WB5CTS/M "Hutch"
 

Hi Fellas !

Half-way through my QRP-o-Meter build my soldering iron died Wednesday and still have the W8DIZ  5w30 and 5w17 kits to build this winter. Anyone like the soldering station their using now?  Referrals appreciated.
I'm ready for an upgrade. :-)

72, Hutch
WB5CTS/M


Monthly Run For The Bacon - tomorrow ... Sunday!

Larry Makoski
 

Tomorrow, November 15th is the monthly Run For The Bacon, proudly brought to you by the Flying Pigs QRP Club International. A friendly lil' QRP Sprint guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

The time? 6-8 EST, 5-7 CST, 4-6 MST, 3-5 PST

The frequencies? We usually gather somewhere abouts the standard "QRP Watering Holes" on 160 through 10 Meters.

The exchange? RST - S/P/C (state/province/country) - Flying Pig # (non-members send output power)

For ALL the details, please visit http://www.qrpcontest.com/pigrun/

Join us and have some fun - see you on the air!

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