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Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

W1ND
 

Thank you Robert,

I read the quote to my wife before she left for work.  She laughed at the “cold ...souls” reference.

Not sure I did anything extraordinary here though.  Just out having fun.


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Wayne Steury
 

I like KC9ON.com for $1 crystals. The short ones work best for me

Wayne Steury N9EGT 

On Feb 8, 2021, at 12:02 AM, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:

 Have you checked KC9ON's web page:
https://kc9on.com/product-category/crystals/

https://kc9on.com/product/7-8mhz-hc49u-tall-crystals/

This bunch has 7060 in its list:
https://kc9on.com/product/7-8mhz-hc49s-short-crystals/

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY







On 2/7/2021 6:31 AM, Dave Burnett wrote:
Is anyone able to provide a source of additional crystals for the Cricket 40?  I'd like to have one for somewhere around 7060-7064 and maybe a few more.  I've looked on the WTL website but I must be missing something.

72,
-Dave
WD8KRV


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

OwlCricker - K7ULM
 

Thanks, great resource.
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Dick Wendell - K7ULM
406-781-1333

If you don't know Morse Code,
You don't know dit.


On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 12:02 AM Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
Have you checked KC9ON's web page:
https://kc9on.com/product-category/crystals/

https://kc9on.com/product/7-8mhz-hc49u-tall-crystals/

This bunch has 7060 in its list:
https://kc9on.com/product/7-8mhz-hc49s-short-crystals/

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY







On 2/7/2021 6:31 AM, Dave Burnett wrote:
Is anyone able to provide a source of additional crystals for the Cricket 40?  I'd like to have one for somewhere around 7060-7064 and maybe a few more.  I've looked on the WTL website but I must be missing something.

72,
-Dave
WD8KRV


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Jim Pruitt
 

On 2/7/2021 6:31 AM, Dave Burnett wrote:
Is anyone able to provide a source of additional crystals for the Cricket 40?  I'd like to have one for somewhere around 7060-7064 and maybe a few more.  I've looked on the WTL website but I must be missing something.

72,
-Dave
WD8KRV


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Curt
 

Bobby

Those were the two xtal sources I was thinking of. I remember only using 2 xtals with my para80set, so 2 may be enough for a novel fun rig.

Been a while since I recalled ceramic vxo, yes if a stash of useful resonators could be found, even a stand alone vxo kit would be interesting. Many apps would do well with 20 some kHz of tuning.

Heard you with a nice skcc signal on 40m today but it was dinnertime.

73 curt wb8yyy


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Bobby Drummond
 


Also, once you've used your Cricket for a while consider using a ceramic resonator (or better yet, two in parallel) along with a 22 uh inductor and variable capacitor in place of the crystal.  That would be a VXO that would allow you to use the Cricket in just about any part of the CW portion of the 40 meter band if you were to select a ceramic resonator in the neighborhood of around 7.2 MHz or so.

Yes, it would require some relatively extensive modifications to the Cricket but it's doable and would allow you much more flexibility with the Cricket.  With a little creativity and effort, you will be greatly rewarded.   (Kit designers of 4State QRP kits- please consider making some future simple transmitters using VXOs and ceramic resonators. I think there would be enough interest that it would be worth the effort)

For info about VXOs with ceramic resonators, just use a search engine and put in "VXO using ceramic resonator" and you should find plenty of information.

73 de AK4JA

On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 11:11 AM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
In addition to the others mentioned:



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Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

Charles W. Powell
 

Brave, but crazy.  I'm more of a 45F or warmer kind of guy!

Chas - NK8O

On 2/7/21 6:31 AM, W1ND wrote:

I sure did (Freeze My Butt Off, that is).

Good fun up here in Maine.



-=Glen=-


Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

griffithsesq.robert
 

Glen. As I recently quoted to a valiant 4SQRP kit builder on the Bayou Jumper sub-Reflector:

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Who’s face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion. Who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who in the end at best knows the triumph of high achievement and at worst fails while doing greatly. So that his face shall never be among those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

Disregard the “cold ... souls” reference in the quote. I suppose that, in your case, “Freeze My Butt, Off,” at least equals being “marred by dust and sweat and blood”. Congratulations, well done and to use another T.R., “Bully for you!” (and for and to all of those QRP Types who venture out there “in a worthy cause.”
73. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

John - KK4ITX
 

In addition to the others mentioned:


Re: Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Jim Long
 


Cricket 40 Crystal Source

Dave Burnett
 

Is anyone able to provide a source of additional crystals for the Cricket 40?  I'd like to have one for somewhere around 7060-7064 and maybe a few more.  I've looked on the WTL website but I must be missing something.

72,
-Dave
WD8KRV


Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

Dean LaClair
 

Sorry 
I missed you guys this year... Had to work back to back doubles. I can't have them all off.

Next year
72
Dean
K2WW

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 08:53 WB5CTS/M "Hutch" via groups.io <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Fellas !

Don't forget the FBYO Contest today 8am-6pm CDT.

http://azscqrpions.org/FYBO

72, Steve
WB5CTS/M


Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

Dave Benson
 

Outstanding, Glen!

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 7:31 AM W1ND <gsansoucie@...> wrote:

I sure did (Freeze My Butt Off, that is).

Good fun up here in Maine.



-=Glen=-


Re: FYBO Saturday February 6, 2020

W1ND
 

I sure did (Freeze My Butt Off, that is).

Good fun up here in Maine.



-=Glen=-


Re: Anyone have a box for the Tracer Injector v2 Kit

 

Phil,

Ok, I see that the depth of the cast must accommodate a 13.4mm tall cap, but it can be taller and the board mounted on standoffs (unless one can find such a shallow case as 13.4 mm)

I didn't see what length and width is needed for `the circuit board to fit inside the case.

I bought a box of Bud and similar cases at a hamfest (back before COVID shut 'em down) and they vary in sizes from the smallest, 65mmx40mm & 27mm deep on up to larger sizes.  Also I have the larger size Altoids tin which is 90x55mm & 18mm deep.  What is the size of the circuit board?

EuGene, KA5NLY

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On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 4:17:40 PM CST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl@...> wrote:


Hi EuGene,

I'm rounding to nearest 0.1 mm, I'm using calipers that claim 0.01mm accuracy.

Top of board to the bottom of approx solder connection on the bottom of the board ~ 3.7mm

The top of the board is far more complex. There's a slider on/off switch, two connection ports to plug the probes into, the vertical caps are taller than the case of the volume control.

Board thickness ~ 1.6mm

bottom of board to top of stereo socket case ~ same as top of on/off switch case: ~8.4mm

bottom of board to top of tallest vertical cap (10uf) ~ 13.4mm

Probe ports, bottom of board to top of these: ~ 14.3mm,
  bottom of board to wide section of probe ports: ~9.7mm
NOTE: the probes should be able to plug into these to touch the top of the wide section.
DIA of the ports 10.8mm (10.82mm)

Bottom of board to top of volume control case: ~10.0mm (9.95mm)

Bottom of board to top of volume control stem: ~22.3mm (22.26mm)

If this stem is 22mm tall and the case is made to just match the height of the tallest vertical caps there's about 22-13.4mm ~ 8.6mm for a knob to slip onto the stem. Looks good.

However, if the case has to clear the tallest caps at 13.4mm then they are taller than the stem of the on/off slider switch and an extender will need to be made for the on/off switch stem.

Top of tallest cap ~ 13.4mm, top of slider stem to bottom of the board: ~12.6mm.

        _______Parts here - top of the board
Board:  |______solder + parts wires down below here - bottom of board

I hope that helps and is not too confusing.

73 de KE3FL,
Phil
ARRL OES, ORS, & VE
ARRL Life Member


On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 4:06:18 PM EST, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


Phil,

What are the dimensions of the tracer injector PCB and the height of the components?

EuGene, KA5NLY

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 11:56:19 AM CST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl@...> wrote:


Anyone found a good one or someone who it 3D printing one?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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Re: Tracer Injector v2 Kit Question

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Phil
They will answer your questions.
73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 1:36 PM Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Johnny,

Guess I'm getting confused with all the "QRP" stuff I've been picking up lately as to who is who. I guess I wait till they respond via the address on the documentation then.

73 de KE3FL,
Phil
ARRL OES, ORS, & VE
ARRL Life Member


On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1:17:20 PM EST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Philip
Your posting to the wrong reflector.
We don’t have ANY affiliation with 
This group.
Please contact them direct.

Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 12:03 PM Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mine came with a broken battery holder, one of the solder pins was broken off & I might be able to solder a wire to it but I'll probably end up melting much of the case & that might be even worse.

The problem is I've sent an email to the address provided and not received any answer about a broken part replacement. Anyone know who to contact and/or how long it takes to get a response?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 12:56:19 PM EST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Anyone found a good one or someone who it 3D printing one?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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Re: Anyone have a box for the Tracer Injector v2 Kit

Philip Karras <ke3fl@...>
 

Hi EuGene,

I'm rounding to nearest 0.1 mm, I'm using calipers that claim 0.01mm accuracy.

Top of board to the bottom of approx solder connection on the bottom of the board ~ 3.7mm

The top of the board is far more complex. There's a slider on/off switch, two connection ports to plug the probes into, the vertical caps are taller than the case of the volume control.

Board thickness ~ 1.6mm

bottom of board to top of stereo socket case ~ same as top of on/off switch case: ~8.4mm

bottom of board to top of tallest vertical cap (10uf) ~ 13.4mm

Probe ports, bottom of board to top of these: ~ 14.3mm,
  bottom of board to wide section of probe ports: ~9.7mm
NOTE: the probes should be able to plug into these to touch the top of the wide section.
DIA of the ports 10.8mm (10.82mm)

Bottom of board to top of volume control case: ~10.0mm (9.95mm)

Bottom of board to top of volume control stem: ~22.3mm (22.26mm)

If this stem is 22mm tall and the case is made to just match the height of the tallest vertical caps there's about 22-13.4mm ~ 8.6mm for a knob to slip onto the stem. Looks good.

However, if the case has to clear the tallest caps at 13.4mm then they are taller than the stem of the on/off slider switch and an extender will need to be made for the on/off switch stem.

Top of tallest cap ~ 13.4mm, top of slider stem to bottom of the board: ~12.6mm.

        _______Parts here - top of the board
Board:  |______solder + parts wires down below here - bottom of board

I hope that helps and is not too confusing.

73 de KE3FL,
Phil
ARRL OES, ORS, & VE
ARRL Life Member


On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 4:06:18 PM EST, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


Phil,

What are the dimensions of the tracer injector PCB and the height of the components?

EuGene, KA5NLY

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 11:56:19 AM CST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl@...> wrote:


Anyone found a good one or someone who it 3D printing one?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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Re: Anyone have a box for the Tracer Injector v2 Kit

 

Phil,

What are the dimensions of the tracer injector PCB and the height of the components?

EuGene, KA5NLY

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 11:56:19 AM CST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl@...> wrote:


Anyone found a good one or someone who it 3D printing one?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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Re: Bayou Jumper Success

R. M. Baker <W8YN@...>
 

Very nice !

73
Roger W8YN


Re: Tracer Injector v2 Kit Question

Philip Karras <ke3fl@...>
 

Thanks Johnny,

Guess I'm getting confused with all the "QRP" stuff I've been picking up lately as to who is who. I guess I wait till they respond via the address on the documentation then.

73 de KE3FL,
Phil
ARRL OES, ORS, & VE
ARRL Life Member


On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1:17:20 PM EST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Philip
Your posting to the wrong reflector.
We don’t have ANY affiliation with 
This group.
Please contact them direct.

Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 12:03 PM Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mine came with a broken battery holder, one of the solder pins was broken off & I might be able to solder a wire to it but I'll probably end up melting much of the case & that might be even worse.

The problem is I've sent an email to the address provided and not received any answer about a broken part replacement. Anyone know who to contact and/or how long it takes to get a response?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 12:56:19 PM EST, Philip Karras via groups.io <ke3fl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Anyone found a good one or someone who it 3D printing one?

Tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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