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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/06/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


For Sale

bobby rolph
 

Bencher BY 1 iambic paddle with cable in good condition asking $100 shipped.
SdrPlay RSP 1A installed in aftermarket metal enclosure $100 shipped.
I also have a Yaesu FT 818Nd like new in box $500 shipped
For any questions or pictures contact me directly at kb4qnr@....
Thanks 73
Bobby Rolph


Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

n4mj
 

Not receiving well. Several calling. 
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On Saturday, January 2, 2021, 07:06:17 AM CST, Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:


Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB





Re: 30 Meter Cricket

 

Ron,
 Also, Rich Kennedy (at expandedspectrum systems.com) not only sells the 10.106 & 10.110 MHz crystals (among many other frequencies) that you include with the 30 meter Cricket kits, he also sells them in bulk orders of 100 or more.  So, you don't have to spring for a thousand of them which would be far in excess of you needs for the Cricket kits.

EuGene, KA5NLY


Re: 30 Meter Cricket

KG6EYE Gene
 

AF4K.com   has a message that while ill there was planning for transition.
Need to standby and see what happens.



On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:12 AM Cliff Fox (KU4GW) <cliffku4gw@...> wrote:
It's too bad one of the best sources for crystals, AF4K, Bry Carling, recently became a silent key. 

Very 72/73 de Cliff KU4GW
Proud Member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club (*Elected to Full Membership April 11, 2012
4SQRP # 536
 


Re: Bayou Jumper dimensions

Mark Hansen
 

Thanks you so much!

Mark  WA0RXR


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021, at 2:10 PM, John Parker wrote:
Mahalo Nui Loa, Jim!

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 10:08 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
For those who may be contemplating some woodworking (or 3D printing ??)

The exact dimensions of the front panel and the main PCB are:
7.225" x 4.850"   (183.5 x 123.2 mm)

There needs to be at least 28 mm (1.1") clearance from the bottom surface of the front panel board to the inside  surface of the bottom of the box. The PC boards are 1.6mm (0.063") thick

And you need about  20 mm (0.8")  from the top surface of the front panel to the inside surface of the top of the box.

Jim, N5IB







Re: Bayou Jumper dimensions

John Parker
 

Mahalo Nui Loa, Jim!

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 10:08 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
For those who may be contemplating some woodworking (or 3D printing ??)

The exact dimensions of the front panel and the main PCB are:
7.225" x 4.850"   (183.5 x 123.2 mm)

There needs to be at least 28 mm (1.1") clearance from the bottom surface of the front panel board to the inside  surface of the bottom of the box. The PC boards are 1.6mm (0.063") thick

And you need about  20 mm (0.8")  from the top surface of the front panel to the inside surface of the top of the box.

Jim, N5IB







Bayou Jumper dimensions

Jim, N5IB
 

For those who may be contemplating some woodworking (or 3D printing ??)

The exact dimensions of the front panel and the main PCB are:
7.225" x 4.850" (183.5 x 123.2 mm)

There needs to be at least 28 mm (1.1") clearance from the bottom surface of the front panel board to the inside surface of the bottom of the box. The PC boards are 1.6mm (0.063") thick

And you need about 20 mm (0.8") from the top surface of the front panel to the inside surface of the top of the box.

Jim, N5IB


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

John Parker
 

Mahalo Gene!

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:49 AM KG6EYE Gene <kg6eye@...> wrote:
The box is 5.25 x 7.75 x 3



On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:40 AM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha,

The Hobby Lobby website indicates the boxes are out of stock.

The sku number is for 3 boxes, all 3 are different sizes.

Does anyone specifically know the dimensions of the box in question?

Mahalo 

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 3:53 AM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:
Thanks for the link to Hobby Lobby in the instructions. It's a great box for the kit at a good price, from a good company!

Best
John K5MO

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Dick Hammond
 

3h X 5.5 w X 8 L


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 12:49 PM KG6EYE Gene <kg6eye@...> wrote:
The box is 5.25 x 7.75 x 3



On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:40 AM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha,

The Hobby Lobby website indicates the boxes are out of stock.

The sku number is for 3 boxes, all 3 are different sizes.

Does anyone specifically know the dimensions of the box in question?

Mahalo 

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 3:53 AM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:
Thanks for the link to Hobby Lobby in the instructions. It's a great box for the kit at a good price, from a good company!

Best
John K5MO

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


--
What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me.  Dick,  n0tgr


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

KG6EYE Gene
 

The box is 5.25 x 7.75 x 3



On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:40 AM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha,

The Hobby Lobby website indicates the boxes are out of stock.

The sku number is for 3 boxes, all 3 are different sizes.

Does anyone specifically know the dimensions of the box in question?

Mahalo 

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 3:53 AM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:
Thanks for the link to Hobby Lobby in the instructions. It's a great box for the kit at a good price, from a good company!

Best
John K5MO

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

John Parker
 

Aloha,

The Hobby Lobby website indicates the boxes are out of stock.

The sku number is for 3 boxes, all 3 are different sizes.

Does anyone specifically know the dimensions of the box in question?

Mahalo 

John WH6DQU 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 3:53 AM John <johnk5mo@...> wrote:
Thanks for the link to Hobby Lobby in the instructions. It's a great box for the kit at a good price, from a good company!

Best
John K5MO

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: 30 Meter Cricket

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

It's too bad one of the best sources for crystals, AF4K, Bry Carling, recently became a silent key. 

Very 72/73 de Cliff KU4GW
Proud Member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club (*Elected to Full Membership April 11, 2012
4SQRP # 536
 


Re: QRP balun query

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I need to try one of these.
I’m glad you started this thread Lloyd.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 10:04 AM Lloyd K3ESE <llachow@...> wrote:
Yep! I wrote to Diz, and he recommends ten turns of RG58 on a FT240 core, so that's gonna be the plan.

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Re: QRP balun query

Lloyd K3ESE
 

Yep! I wrote to Diz, and he recommends ten turns of RG58 on a FT240 core, so that's gonna be the plan.


Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Mark Hansen
 

I heard Jim in Iowa around 8:30 local time.

Mark
WA0RXR


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021, at 8:47 AM, Jerry Brown wrote:
Listening but nothing heard on Jim's freq in Mid-TN so far.

72,

Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO
Columbia, TN

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:37 AM Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:
TU for my 1st BJ contact, Jim.  Gotta get my BJ Rev A on the air soon, 

72,

Clark


Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:06 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB







--
73, 

Clark, WU4B
Little Pistol With Wires
QRPARCI #10815
SKCC #3892
NAQCC #5055
CWOPS #1869
Collins Collectors #AC90-12432


"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less."
Attributed to William of Occam (1288 AD - 1348 AD)


--
72,

Clark WU4B





Re: QRP balun query

W3BNO
 

Lloyd I build  baluns into all of my coax feeb lines. I also have a 1:1 current balun which is referred to as an isolator because it isolates the coax shield from the counter poise. This makes tuning verticals that use elevated radials much easier to tune. I make my 1:1 current baluns by wrapping 12 turns of rg174 through a FT140-43 core. I use the larger core to keep the bend radius of the coax at a reasonable level to minimize distortion of the foam dielectric. I believe the cores cost approximately $2.50 each from Diz at parts and kits. That's double the cost of the 114 cores but I look at the increased cost as insurance. Also don't try and make tight turns that conform to the core., just a loose wrap and use an abundance of wire ties to hold it all together. Before I started using these, it was all but impossible to tune my buddy stick, and some of my rigs that are sensitive to RF are now happy and work as they should. W3BNO


On Jan 2, 2021, at 8:57 AM, n0sa@... wrote:

10 to 12 turns of RG174 on a FT-114-43 toroid core should do the job.
Larry
n0sa


Re: QRP balun query

n0sa@...
 

10 to 12 turns of RG174 on a FT-114-43 toroid core should do the job.
Larry
n0sa


Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Jerry Brown
 

Listening but nothing heard on Jim's freq in Mid-TN so far.

72,

Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO
Columbia, TN


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:37 AM Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:
TU for my 1st BJ contact, Jim.  Gotta get my BJ Rev A on the air soon, 

72,

Clark

Virus-free. www.avast.com

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:06 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB







--
73, 

Clark, WU4B
Little Pistol With Wires
QRPARCI #10815
SKCC #3892
NAQCC #5055
CWOPS #1869
Collins Collectors #AC90-12432


"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less."
Attributed to William of Occam (1288 AD - 1348 AD)


--
72,

Clark WU4B


Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Clark WU4B
 

TU for my 1st BJ contact, Jim.  Gotta get my BJ Rev A on the air soon, 

72,

Clark

Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:06 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB







--
73, 

Clark, WU4B
Little Pistol With Wires
QRPARCI #10815
SKCC #3892
NAQCC #5055
CWOPS #1869
Collins Collectors #AC90-12432


"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less."
Attributed to William of Occam (1288 AD - 1348 AD)


--
72,

Clark WU4B

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