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Soldering Iron Temperature

Woody Hester
 

Questions for experienced builders who have a soldering station that allows the temperature of the tip to be adjusted.

For normal kit building, what  temperature do you generally use? (Fahrenheit please).

Are there specific tasks during the build when you increase, or decrease the temperature?  If so, in just a few words, what are they?

How hard, or easy is it to damage certain components or even the board if too hot? ...and what is too hot?

If your answers are reasonably short and would be of interest to others answer on list.  Also feel free to "Elmer me" off list.  I recently burned through a trace on a board that wasn't visible.  It was a challenge to isolate and fix the problem.... so, I need to learn.  Thanks / Woody / WD9F


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

 

Bobby,

I am not familiar with the GW3UEP, but would like to learn more about it and where to get the kit.  I have been thinking of modifying a 40 or 80 meter Pixie to work on 60 meters.  But I would prefer a dedicated 60 meter kit, as I am more of an appliance operator rather than a circuit designer, thus I suspect a circuit modified by me would be a sub-standard piece of gear.

Once I get a 60 meter unit up and running I would gladly set up a sked.  At this time, I am ordering 60 meter crystals from Bomar Crystal (sales@...).  They custom make HC49/U crystals.

EuGene Smith
KA5NLY/QRPp


On Saturday, November 21, 2020, 1:35:56 AM CST, Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:


EuGene:

Curious here.  Did you build one of the GW3UEP 60 meter transmitters?  I just finished one and it works great.  It puts out around 5 watts output when powered with 12 volts DC.

If you did build one, contact me via email.  I would like to set up a schedule to work you on 60 meters, homebrew to homebrew.

AK4JA

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:39 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I messed up on my posting...I have channels 4 & 5 (bought 'em from 3rd Planet Solar)...it is channels 1, 2, & 3 that I need.  If I find a source for them I will post it on here (and on other groups where I have asked about such crystals.

On Friday, November 20, 2020, 5:42:33 AM CST, Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:


Eugene:

Here is a USA source of crystals for two of the 60 meter channels:


This is the location for KC9ON's 3rd Planet Solar site.  He has crystals for "channel 4" and "channel 5"   I have ordered those crystals (and other crystals from him) and the quality is great and his service is excellent.

I am not aware of anyone that has crystals for channel 1, channel 2 or channel 3 for the 60 meter band at this time.  If you have a source for those crystals, would you please let me know?  I would be interested in getting some.

--
73 de AK4JA



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73 de AK4JA


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Bobby Drummond
 

EuGene:

Curious here.  Did you build one of the GW3UEP 60 meter transmitters?  I just finished one and it works great.  It puts out around 5 watts output when powered with 12 volts DC.

If you did build one, contact me via email.  I would like to set up a schedule to work you on 60 meters, homebrew to homebrew.

AK4JA

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:39 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I messed up on my posting...I have channels 4 & 5 (bought 'em from 3rd Planet Solar)...it is channels 1, 2, & 3 that I need.  If I find a source for them I will post it on here (and on other groups where I have asked about such crystals.

On Friday, November 20, 2020, 5:42:33 AM CST, Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:


Eugene:

Here is a USA source of crystals for two of the 60 meter channels:


This is the location for KC9ON's 3rd Planet Solar site.  He has crystals for "channel 4" and "channel 5"   I have ordered those crystals (and other crystals from him) and the quality is great and his service is excellent.

I am not aware of anyone that has crystals for channel 1, channel 2 or channel 3 for the 60 meter band at this time.  If you have a source for those crystals, would you please let me know?  I would be interested in getting some.

--
73 de AK4JA



--
73 de AK4JA


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

 

I messed up on my posting...I have channels 4 & 5 (bought 'em from 3rd Planet Solar)...it is channels 1, 2, & 3 that I need.  If I find a source for them I will post it on here (and on other groups where I have asked about such crystals.

On Friday, November 20, 2020, 5:42:33 AM CST, Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:


Eugene:

Here is a USA source of crystals for two of the 60 meter channels:


This is the location for KC9ON's 3rd Planet Solar site.  He has crystals for "channel 4" and "channel 5"   I have ordered those crystals (and other crystals from him) and the quality is great and his service is excellent.

I am not aware of anyone that has crystals for channel 1, channel 2 or channel 3 for the 60 meter band at this time.  If you have a source for those crystals, would you please let me know?  I would be interested in getting some.

--
73 de AK4JA


Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] November Edition of the QRP Banner

WA0ITP
 

GM Keith
I just read the newsletter and will add my congratulations also.   Great piece of work - thank you very much.  I see others have noticed your work and have recommended it to their clubs.  Great compliment.  Thank You !


On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:59 AM Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for the compliment Jack.  It mostly has to do with the great contributors that make it a success.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP



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Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Bobby Drummond
 

Eugene:

Here is a USA source of crystals for two of the 60 meter channels:


This is the location for KC9ON's 3rd Planet Solar site.  He has crystals for "channel 4" and "channel 5"   I have ordered those crystals (and other crystals from him) and the quality is great and his service is excellent.

I am not aware of anyone that has crystals for channel 1, channel 2 or channel 3 for the 60 meter band at this time.  If you have a source for those crystals, would you please let me know?  I would be interested in getting some.

--
73 de AK4JA


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Paul AI4EE
 

Have you considered QRP Labs' ProgRock?


On 11/19/2020 8:02 PM, bigusmith via groups.io wrote:
I need three HC49 type crystals for the 60 Meter Amateur band.  The ones I am seeking are for channel 3 (5358.5 MHz), channel 4 (5373 MHz) & Channel 5 (5405 MHz).  They can be either the short HC49 S or the tall HC49 U, although I would prefer the tall ones...I will take whatever I can get.  I have the first 2 channels and just want to get the remaining 3 channels.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


60 Meter crystals needed

 

I need three HC49 type crystals for the 60 Meter Amateur band.  The ones I am seeking are for channel 3 (5358.5 MHz), channel 4 (5373 MHz) & Channel 5 (5405 MHz).  They can be either the short HC49 S or the tall HC49 U, although I would prefer the tall ones...I will take whatever I can get.  I have the first 2 channels and just want to get the remaining 3 channels.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


Re: November Edition of the QRP Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Absolutely perfect production,  thank you Keith AND thanks to all the contributions from the authors that keeps Keith supplied with great articles.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 20:23 Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The November QRP Banner is now up on the website.  Hope you enjoy.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202011.pdf


Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] November Edition of the QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

Thanks for the compliment Jack.  It mostly has to do with the great contributors that make it a success.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP


Re: 40 and 80 meter net report

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  Heard NADA from NCS on 40 meters. Tuned in on 80 meters, tuned around, NADA. I did hear the NAQCC guys.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:59 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter net report
 
Ge Group:
Well, we had a little competition from our fellow qrp Group tonight, but we still got some contacts in between the NAQCC calls!
 
Check in were:
40 Meters
WB5CTS/M
KD4MSR
N4KV
N4ELM
WI5H
W9BRD
N0YJ
 
80 Meters was a little crowded so I QSY'ed to 3.563.
CHeck in's were:
N0YJ  Double
N8LA
NN0SS
WA0ITP
AA9AA
 
Thanks Everyone,
Take Care Stay well!
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: 40 and 80 meter net report

John - KK4ITX
 

I got to 7122 about 9:10 EST, heard Nada, offered my Call a few times....... someday when you least expect it, I’ll be there !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Nov 18, 2020, at 21:59, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group:
Well, we had a little competition from our fellow qrp Group tonight, but we still got some contacts in between the NAQCC calls! 

Check in were: 
40 Meters 
WB5CTS/M 
KD4MSR 
N4KV 
N4ELM 
WI5H 
W9BRD
N0YJ

80 Meters was a little crowded so I QSY'ed to 3.563.
CHeck in's were:
N0YJ  Double 
N8LA 
NN0SS
WA0ITP 
AA9AA

Thanks Everyone, 
Take Care Stay well! 
Johnny AC0BQ


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

Tonights Check Ins

KC0PP KEITH
WA9BNZ BILL
N4ELM DAVE
K0BOG CHARLES
KU5M JOE
N0TGR DICK
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED

THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] November Edition of the QRP Banner

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Very interesting Banner Keith.  Read it cover to cover, just couldn’t put it down.  You obviously have some professional writing experience.   👍Awaiting the next Banner.

Jack .... WD0CFH 


Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
"A veteran is someone who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for any amount, up to and including their lives.
                            Many of life's failures are people who
                            did not realize how close they were to
                            success when they gave up.
                                          Thomas A. Edison

On Nov 18, 2020, at 8:50 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


WOW!
Nice Banner Keith.
Great job. 
thanks
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 8:23 PM Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The November QRP Banner is now up on the website.  Hope you enjoy.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202011.pdf


40 and 80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group:
Well, we had a little competition from our fellow qrp Group tonight, but we still got some contacts in between the NAQCC calls! 

Check in were: 
40 Meters 
WB5CTS/M 
KD4MSR 
N4KV 
N4ELM 
WI5H 
W9BRD
N0YJ

80 Meters was a little crowded so I QSY'ed to 3.563.
CHeck in's were:
N0YJ  Double 
N8LA 
NN0SS
WA0ITP 
AA9AA

Thanks Everyone, 
Take Care Stay well! 
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: November Edition of the QRP Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

WOW!
Nice Banner Keith.
Great job. 
thanks
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 8:23 PM Keith Arns via groups.io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The November QRP Banner is now up on the website.  Hope you enjoy.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202011.pdf


November Edition of the QRP Banner

Keith Arns
 

The November QRP Banner is now up on the website.  Hope you enjoy.

Regards,
Keith
KC0PP
QRP Banner Editor

http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/202011.pdf


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/18/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) 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: What's On Your Bench?

Richard Clemens
 


Re: [ADV] Re: [4SQRP] What's On Your Bench?

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Great looking pie Jim and I’ll bet it will taste as good as it looks 👍


Pro

Jack R. Dock ... How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?  In defense of America I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
"A veteran is someone who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for any amount, up to and including their lives.
                            Many of life's failures are people who
                            did not realize how close they were to
                            success when they gave up.
                                          Thomas A. Edison

On Nov 18, 2020, at 2:22 PM, n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:

My bench has been hosting a couple of Arduino projects, and a long neglected Raspberry Pi.
The article in the recent QST has set me off to making a VFO with an Arduino NANO and a Si5351a.
So far have a basic programmable signal generator working. Next to play with an output coupling/impedance matching transformer.

I haven't played with the Raspberry Pi in so long I've forgotten most of what I learned..... so went back to the bench... errrr,  kitchen countertop.... and started in on a no-sugar-added Apple Pi(e)  photo attached  .... note the Morse Characters, sinewave, comet, moon, lightning, hurricane (of course, in LA) and the sun .... complete with spots!

Gloria, WD5CMA, will give a detailed signal report later this evening   :^))

73,
Jim, N5IB








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