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40 Meter Cricket kit back in Stock

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
Ray N5SEZ has some 40 meter Cricket 
kits ready to ship.
The ordering page should be open mid morning.

Thanks for your patience.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Cricket 40 kits update.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
Those if you that have been waiting for a Cricket 40 will soon be happy!

The boards made it in and were currently kitting them.
Just a few days and I will announce the 
Release.
Thanks for your patience.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Re: Ozark Patrol Receiver kits back in stock

Charles W. Powell
 

I don't need another one, but I really have had fun with mine!  Great kit.  Slightly challenging to tune, but once you figure it out, it works great.  Now I have to get to my Bayou Jumper.  Haven't got it up and running yet.

Chas - NK8O

On 12/3/20 4:11 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Good afternoon group.
I pleased to announce that we have the Ozark Patrol
Receiver kits back in stock and ready to ship.

We have a new kitter, Ted Mead and would be more than happy to ship you one in time for Christmas!

I hope you all are doing well during these trying time.

72
Johnny AC0BQ


Ozark Patrol Receiver kits back in stock

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good afternoon group.
I pleased to announce that we have the Ozark Patrol
Receiver kits back in stock and ready to ship.

We have a new kitter, Ted Mead and would be more than happy to ship you one in time for Christmas!

I hope you all are doing well during these trying time.

72
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

n4mj
 

From NW Tennessee - Did not hear Bert on 40m.  Heard him once on 80m but he was weak then disappeared.

Did hear Chas, W2SH, calling him on 40m but Chas was weak also.

Strongest signal heard was WA9PWP.

n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 08:55:52 PM CST, WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:


No Joy on net night from SEIA  Did anyone hear Bert on 80?

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 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.



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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

Walter - K5EST
 

I listened for Bert on 7.122 MHz at 0200Z. There was a whisper of CW in the mud but could not get a copy.

40 meters was different tonight. 

73,

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


On Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 20:00 main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge guys
I was monitoring 40 during the day today and the band was wired.
Almost no noise and signals just popped up out of the blue.
Not sure what the solar reports were, but the bands were funny!
73
Johnny 

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 9:17 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:
Tnx Paul, I didn't hear him at all.  Maybe next week.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 9:09 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Terry,
  Bert was mostly below the noise here on 80. He came up briefly, just enough for a contact. No trace of him on 40. 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 8:55 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice
 
No Joy on net night from SEIA  Did anyone hear Bert on 80?
 
On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
mailto:jomatlock@...?subject=Re:%20Event:%20Wednesday%20Evening%2040%20and%2080%20meter%20Nets

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.



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The Nets

Robert
 

Tonights Nets


40 meters

was a tough night but I copied

W2SH CHUCK IN NJ

N4ELM DAVE IN LA


80 METERS

WAS TOUGH ALSO

N4ELM DAVE IN LA

WA9PWP PAUL IN WI


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

HAD A GOOD TURN OUT

KC0PP KEITH

AC0BQ JOHNNY

WA9BNZ BILL

N4ELM DAVE (ALL THREE NETS)

K0BOG CHUCK

KU5M JOE

WG5F ED

N0TGR DICK

NK8O CHARLES

N0MII JEFF


72'S/73'S

BERT

N0YJ


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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

WA0ITP
 

Tnx Paul, I didn't hear him at all.  Maybe next week.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 9:09 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Terry,
  Bert was mostly below the noise here on 80. He came up briefly, just enough for a contact. No trace of him on 40. 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 8:55 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice
 
No Joy on net night from SEIA  Did anyone hear Bert on 80?
 
On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
mailto:jomatlock@...?subject=Re:%20Event:%20Wednesday%20Evening%2040%20and%2080%20meter%20Nets

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.



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Tnx es 72  WAØITP



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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

Paul Goemans
 

Terry,
  Bert was mostly below the noise here on 80. He came up briefly, just enough for a contact. No trace of him on 40. 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: WA0ITP
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 8:55 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice
 
No Joy on net night from SEIA  Did anyone hear Bert on 80?
 
On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
mailto:jomatlock@...?subject=Re:%20Event:%20Wednesday%20Evening%2040%20and%2080%20meter%20Nets

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.



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Tnx es 72  WAØITP


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

WA0ITP
 

No Joy on net night from SEIA  Did anyone hear Bert on 80?

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 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.



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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 2 December 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

GE Group 
I have to attend my monthly civic obligation tonight. 
Please listen for N0YJ, Bert as NCS. 
He may start the 40 meter net a few minutes early to try to discourage our friends that like to camp 
out on 7,122 at net time. 
72 
Johnny 

On Wed, Dec 2, 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, 2 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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, 12/02/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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: The Bayou Jumper on a POTA activation

 

Hi Dale
So much fun. I got my license in 1993 at the age of 43 so I missed out on those FT243 days. I’m playing catch-up now.....Hi Hi.
73
Peter
AA2VG


On Dec 2, 2020, at 9:20 AM, Dale Holloway, K4EQ <daleholloway@...> wrote:

It sure is a fun little radio, Peter. I get mine out and use it every now and then and have a blast. It reminds me of my nostalgic Novice days with those FT243 crystals.
--
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www.k4eq.net

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Peter S. DeLuca
AA2VG


Re: The Bayou Jumper on a POTA activation

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

It sure is a fun little radio, Peter. I get mine out and use it every now and then and have a blast. It reminds me of my nostalgic Novice days with those FT243 crystals.
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www.k4eq.net


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/02/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


The Bayou Jumper on a POTA activation

 

Hi. I just wanted to say thank you to 4SQRP for designing and helping me build my Bayou Jumper several years ago. It is such a fun and challenging rig to operate. The history of the Paraset radio in WW2 is fascinating. I decided that it was time to do a POTA activation with my BJ (serial # 033). Below was my post to POTA. TNXAGN for such a great little QRP rig..

After a number of POTA activations with my IC 7300 it was time to take my Paraset Replica, Bayou Jumper, to an activation. Would this well designed QRP Replica of a WW2 spy radio with its regenerative RX, crystal controlled TX, absence of a side tone, and no filters be able to complete an activation? YES it can! Using my CW club call sign W2LCW I logged 26 Qs in a little over an hour at Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge K-0477. Thanks to those who called and are in the log. Apologies to those who called and were not heard. The regenerative RX was working as hard as it could to pull you out! 73 Peter AA2VG--
Peter S. DeLuca
AA2VG


Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

W3BNO
 

I use 62/36/2 Rosen core and 625 F


Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

W3BNO
 

Hi Woody, as stated below, soldering is as much an art as a science. I personally use 62/36/2 Rosen core 
solder. It is a utectic blend that contains 2% silver which really improves the wetting property. I have been
using 015 diameter for most through hole and smd work. I generally keep my iron at about 625 Ffor most 
pic board work and maybe 750 F for large pic board mounted components that act as a heat sink. For
very large metal components such as PL259 shields I have a big old Waller 300 watt gun. For removing
through hole components I use a bulb mounted solder sucker that is mounted on a hollow tipped
soldering iron. To solder through hole components apply the iron tip to both the pan and the lead. Apply
the solder to the junction of the iron tip and pad. As the solder begins to flow, it helps heat transfer. Apply 
only enough solder so that you can still see the lead and the joint is smooth and convex in shape. Cut 
off the component lead slightly above the board 1/32 inch. Reapply the iron to ensure good uniform flow.
The joint should be shiny and smooth. The reason to leave some lead above the board is to aid in. 
Removing the component when and if it becomes necessary. I hope this helps.

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