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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Curt
 

As it is also nice to encourage homebrew and mods, test equipment is a great idea.

I still use the Elsie inductance and capacitance meter, the one that reads in morse, that was kitted by njqrp. Let's see if could be used as frequency counter. A two level signal generator like norcal once kitted. I have the 4state test set, and I used it to sort xtals and its audio generator.

While I enjoyed copying an ozark patrol, I also did a WBR regen, its amazing on cw, don't think its ever been kitted. It is a huge upgrade over simpler regens.

The agc I placed in my ubitx, using a bright led and photoresistor is amazing. It would benefit any receiver without agc. Hasn't been kitted that I know of.

73 curt


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

 

What is a NDB?

EuGenem KA5NLY


On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 8:21:58 PM CST, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


On 1/5/2021 21:20, WA0ITP wrote:
> I enjoy chasing NDBs.  How about an NDB receiver with a nice tight audio
> band pass filter?
>

Also not a bad idea, except that NDB's have a limited life.  More and
more are being shut down as time goes on, and probably within 10 years
there won't be any left on the air.


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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

 

OK, I give, what is a NDB?

EuGene


On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 8:21:58 PM CST, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


On 1/5/2021 21:20, WA0ITP wrote:
> I enjoy chasing NDBs.  How about an NDB receiver with a nice tight audio
> band pass filter?
>

Also not a bad idea, except that NDB's have a limited life.  More and
more are being shut down as time goes on, and probably within 10 years
there won't be any left on the air.


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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Tom Sevart
 

On 1/6/2021 08:47, Jeff, K9JP wrote:
I would like to suggest:
1)  bench test set.  Maybe a wall wart style power supply, frequency counter, field strength meter, SWR bridge or indicator, dummy load, volt meter. ohm meter, etc. all in one pc board case.  Something that would not take up much work bench space, but would be so very helpful in troubleshooting and learning.
The 4SQRP group already put out the HF test set. It's got a frequency counter, crystal oscillator, dummy load, noise generator, audio tone generator, and TDR. That kit was retired long ago, so I don't know if they'd be willing to resurrect it.


2) Six meter FM or CW receiver to be used as a monitor receiver for band openings.
I already have a 6m receiver in the form of my Icom R75. But I've long wanted to get onto 6m, so a 6m xceiver kit would be great, either CW or SSB or both.


6) 10 meter beacon receiver to help monitor band openings.
Another good idea. What I actually do is have an old CB hooked up in my shack to listen for 10m band openings. When I hear all the overpowered stations blabbering on channel 6, I know that 10 might be opening up. But a 10 beacon receiver would be a neat idea.


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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Tom Sevart
 

On 1/5/2021 21:20, WA0ITP wrote:
I enjoy chasing NDBs.  How about an NDB receiver with a nice tight audio band pass filter?
Also not a bad idea, except that NDB's have a limited life. More and more are being shut down as time goes on, and probably within 10 years there won't be any left on the air.


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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Tom Sevart
 

On 1/5/2021 20:13, Robert wrote:
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver
I like this idea.

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/06/2021 #cal-notice

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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

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.


Bayou Jumper underway

Mark Hansen
 

My kit arrived today and is well underway on the bench. So far it is a fun build. My son and I are going to fashion the wooden box to house it. I have also ordered the Hi-Per Mite filter. That sounds like a great addition from what I have seen and heard on YouTube.

I wonder if most people build the filter in to the unit or use it as an external addon. That would have the advantage of being used with other rigs. I'm leaning toward building it into the rig and just adding a switch.

I'm in favor of bringing back a version of the Soup'er Up'er as well!

73 - Mark WA0RXR


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

WR9H
 

This is a great idea, Terry. I "liquidated" all my tube stuff awhile back and do not care to build anymore glowbug rigs. Besides, there's a constant high voltage power supply requirement which is tough to meet with the limited and pricey availability of transformers. Don't get me started on thermal drift etc😵.
Herb/WR9H



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Subject: [4SQRP] What Kit's would be nice for 2021
 
and super slow tuning

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I enjoy chasing NDBs.  How about an NDB receiver with a nice tight audio band pass filter?  


On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 8:13 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver

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Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Timothy East
 

That would be super!!!!

Tim
K0EMP 


On Jan 6, 2021, at 17:09, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Good afternoon All
Give us a few days and we will pull together a mini kit for you.

I think this will be easier than ordering all the individual boards?

They shouldn’t be very pricey?

72
Johnny 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:06 PM OwlCricker - K7ULM <dickw299@...> wrote:
This would be a great project

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Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Bob Parr
 

What exactly does a crystal spotter do?
 
Bob
KG5GTE

> Mot a "mod" but rather an accessory...
> look at:
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> Easy, easy scratch build......  y'all could lobby 4SQRP for a kit
> "^))
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> Jim, N5IB
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Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Good afternoon All
Give us a few days and we will pull together a mini kit for you.

I think this will be easier than ordering all the individual boards?

They shouldn’t be very pricey?

72
Johnny 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:06 PM OwlCricker - K7ULM <dickw299@...> wrote:
This would be a great project

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Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

OwlCricker - K7ULM
 

This would be a great project


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Dan Reynolds
 

I'm still waiting on the buildathon kit but here you go: https://www.qrpme.com/?p=product&id=F20
Look through that. He had it working and so did someone that was helping him. There were a couple of different PS and ways to tame them. 
Because of issues he's not been able to deliver the kit yet. Most all of us that signed up decided to go through with the kit building anyway...
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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.


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Mark Sharef
 

Check out "The Simplest Transmitter " from CQ magazine about 1960. It can use a 6V6.6K6,6L6 and several other tubes. Three capacitors, three resistors and two coils. I made mine with plug in coils so it would work on 160, 80, 40 and 20 meters.  


On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 12:06 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
No fair Dave!
We need a picture or schematic!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:04 AM nm0s_qrp <nm0s@...> wrote:
Ha!  Just wait until you see what I have been working on!

73 Dave NM0S

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Timothy East
 

I second the zerobeat indicator.

On Jan 6, 2021, at 12:03 PM, w2sh@... wrote:

I would suggest a zero beat indicator to help net QNIs.

72,.

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


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Subject: [4SQRP] What Kit's would be nice for 2021
 
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Gwen Patton
 

I like the idea of the tube based xcvr. I've never built one, though I do have an FT-101 upstairs that I want to recap, retube, and neutralize. There's something wonky in the thing...when it has been on for a while, suddenly receive gain drops by about half. I'm thinking it's some thermal issue somewhere, but don't even have a clue where to start looking. Otherwise, it's a great radio. So I wouldn't mind a tube xcvr kit, to help me learn more about tube sets.

Other than that, getting the Freq-Mite back into availability, even if it needs a redesign so it can make use of parts that ARE available...as I gather the reason it's not currently available is because of some parts being hard or impossible to get? I've got several radios that have NO way to determine what frequency they're on, either receive or transmit, and I'd like to be able to use them with some reliable way to know WHERE I'm using them!

I once talked to a ham, John Portune, W6NBC, who had an article about QRP power level PCB traps for antennas. I even have his etching overlays for the boards. I just don't know enough about traps to be able to properly tune the things. So I was thinking the club could approach him, and convert his PCB designs to Kicad or Eagle or something, then send them to one of the PCB houses for etching a bunch of 'em. Work up a way to reliably tune them up, and make them available as a trapped antenna kit for QRP. He told me they're available for use, but for a club kit I'd probably drop him a note.

Here's his original QST article on the PCB traps: http://w6nbc.com/articles/2018-05QSTtraps.pdf

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Everett Catlin <everettcatlin@...>
 

Count me in also N5MZX


For Sale

Bobby Rolph
 

I have a LNR MTR 3b for sale. It is in like new condition and comes with the DC power cable. It is the newer model with the LCD display. Asking $300. 73
Bobby Rolph
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