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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 March 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.


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess Gypin
 

40 meter crystal. I have no idea of how they compare. This one is the Chinese SuoerRockmite. Lots if info out there on it.

On Mar 3, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Cierra <dubosec@...> wrote:



What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Cierra
 

What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess Gypin
 

Cyclone and MFJ1699 are spoken for.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:38 PM, Jess Gypin <deezulsmoke@yahoo.com> wrote:

My bad. Rockmite $15?
Only have wall wart for one of the Alinco HTs but have charging base. Should be easy to source from a junk drawer.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Jess None via groups.io <deezulsmoke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW





Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 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: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess None
 

My bad. Rockmite $15?
Only have wall wart for one of the Alinco HTs but have charging base. Should be easy to source from a junk drawer.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Jess None via groups.io <deezulsmoke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW





Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess None
 

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

W3BNO
 

I had a similar problem with mine. I solved by connecting a 5k trim pot across the red led. With the tuner feeding a 50 ohm dummy load and adjusted for maximum dimming of the red led, I adjusted the pot until the led just extinguished. This does not really effect the sensitivity of the SWR indicator but rather compensates for the required base current into Q1 when Q2 is cut off. I left the pot installed as this is a balance situation so it would be very difficult to match the exact value required using standard value fixed resistors. It would also not be able to accurately calculate the value because it is dependent on the small signal current gain of Q1 and the threshold current of the LED. This worked for me hope it helps.   W3BNO


On Mar 3, 2021, at 9:49 AM, Don, W9EBK <donw9ebk@...> wrote:

I'm at work so I don't have time to look at the schematic but from the description it sounds like the current limiting resistance on the Red L.E.D, or the cutoff current of that L.E.D, is too low.  L.E.D.s are usually 20mA, 40mA, or 60mA for maximum brightness,  but the cutoff varies depending on the L.E.D.  If someone wants to do a bit of experimenting, the fix might be as simple as swapping out the Red L.E.D for one of a higher maximum current rating so it cuts off at the signal level of a low SWR.  If there is a resistor in series with that L.E.D then a larger resistor might do the job.

If I get some time tonight I'll take a look at the schematic. 

Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 9:29 AM Adam Allen <adamallen@...> wrote:
I have a similar issue.  I can get the green LED to full brightness, but at best (even at almost 1:1 SWR according to other gauges) the red only gets dimmer.  It doesn’t turn off or even “fully” dim. I’ve learned to live with it but if there’s a fix floating around I’m interested. 






Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Don, W9EBK
 

I'm at work so I don't have time to look at the schematic but from the description it sounds like the current limiting resistance on the Red L.E.D, or the cutoff current of that L.E.D, is too low.  L.E.D.s are usually 20mA, 40mA, or 60mA for maximum brightness,  but the cutoff varies depending on the L.E.D.  If someone wants to do a bit of experimenting, the fix might be as simple as swapping out the Red L.E.D for one of a higher maximum current rating so it cuts off at the signal level of a low SWR.  If there is a resistor in series with that L.E.D then a larger resistor might do the job.

If I get some time tonight I'll take a look at the schematic. 

Don, W9EBK 


On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 9:29 AM Adam Allen <adamallen@...> wrote:
I have a similar issue.  I can get the green LED to full brightness, but at best (even at almost 1:1 SWR according to other gauges) the red only gets dimmer.  It doesn’t turn off or even “fully” dim. I’ve learned to live with it but if there’s a fix floating around I’m interested. 






Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Adam Allen
 

I have a similar issue. I can get the green LED to full brightness, but at best (even at almost 1:1 SWR according to other gauges) the red only gets dimmer. It doesn’t turn off or even “fully” dim. I’ve learned to live with it but if there’s a fix floating around I’m interested.


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Bob Parr
 

I have the same issue and I can get the Green very bright most of the time, but at best red only dims.

Bob
KG5GTE


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

nm0s_qrp
 

Is your green LED ever coming on to full brightness?


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
I will be attending my monthly Civic duties tomorrow night.
Please listen for Bert, N0YJ as your NCS.
He is going to try out his new IC 705.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 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.

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 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.


4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Daniel Walter
 

My tuner seems to work well except for one item. The Red LED does not dim significantly. It does dim a bit and that does correspond to low SWR, but it is very difficult to read. Is there an easy mod to lower the brightness a bit? I suspect I can put a resistor in line or another 1N4148 to dim it, but hoping someone has already played with this and has a solution.
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72/73, Dan
NM3A


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 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: DMR and other stuff

Jess None
 

Send me an email off list at Ontarget1911@... and they are yours.

Jess

On Feb 28, 2021, at 6:31 PM, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


Jess,

I decided to check to see if you still had that MFJ 1699S mobile antenna.

After I sent you an e-mail about the Cyclone I left to go to a local greasy spoon for supper and while I was grazing on their fine cuisine I got to thinking.  I have been licensed for 39 years (since March 1982) and have always operated with 5 watts or less QRP as a fixed station.  I have never operated mobile (except for a CB in my hot rod during my mis-spent youth in the 1960's, long before I became a ham).

Well, if you still have that MFJ mobile antenna I will buy it and put a mobile QRP station in my car...I only live once, so I just gotta do some QRP/Mobile while I have the chance.

So, let me know about the availability of the antenna.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 5:09:40 PM CST, Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:


I have two MD380s and two MMDVM hotspots to sell. Excellent condition and fully functional. Includes one Nextion 3.5 display, SD cards loaded with Pistar. One is in microcase with oled and the other custom card board box 😁with Nextion display. I have other bits and pieces to include as well. $200 gets the whole kit and kabootle. 
I also have  MFJ 1699S multiband stud mount antenna. $50 as well. Buyer pays shipping. 
I have a 4SQRP Cyclone that I bought and didn’t get running. I have some spare parts and documentation. Has two lifted traces from me attempting repairs. Free to good home, you pay shipping. Let me know.

Jess AE0CW


Re: DMR and other stuff

 

Jess,

I decided to check to see if you still had that MFJ 1699S mobile antenna.

After I sent you an e-mail about the Cyclone I left to go to a local greasy spoon for supper and while I was grazing on their fine cuisine I got to thinking.  I have been licensed for 39 years (since March 1982) and have always operated with 5 watts or less QRP as a fixed station.  I have never operated mobile (except for a CB in my hot rod during my mis-spent youth in the 1960's, long before I became a ham).

Well, if you still have that MFJ mobile antenna I will buy it and put a mobile QRP station in my car...I only live once, so I just gotta do some QRP/Mobile while I have the chance.

So, let me know about the availability of the antenna.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 5:09:40 PM CST, Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:


I have two MD380s and two MMDVM hotspots to sell. Excellent condition and fully functional. Includes one Nextion 3.5 display, SD cards loaded with Pistar. One is in microcase with oled and the other custom card board box 😁with Nextion display. I have other bits and pieces to include as well. $200 gets the whole kit and kabootle. 
I also have  MFJ 1699S multiband stud mount antenna. $50 as well. Buyer pays shipping. 
I have a 4SQRP Cyclone that I bought and didn’t get running. I have some spare parts and documentation. Has two lifted traces from me attempting repairs. Free to good home, you pay shipping. Let me know.

Jess AE0CW


Re: DMR and other stuff

 

Jess,

I'm willing to tackle that dead Cyclone and try to restore it to functionality.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 5:09:40 PM CST, Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:


I have two MD380s and two MMDVM hotspots to sell. Excellent condition and fully functional. Includes one Nextion 3.5 display, SD cards loaded with Pistar. One is in microcase with oled and the other custom card board box 😁with Nextion display. I have other bits and pieces to include as well. $200 gets the whole kit and kabootle. 
I also have  MFJ 1699S multiband stud mount antenna. $50 as well. Buyer pays shipping. 
I have a 4SQRP Cyclone that I bought and didn’t get running. I have some spare parts and documentation. Has two lifted traces from me attempting repairs. Free to good home, you pay shipping. Let me know.

Jess AE0CW


DMR and other stuff

Jess Gypin
 

I have two MD380s and two MMDVM hotspots to sell. Excellent condition and fully functional. Includes one Nextion 3.5 display, SD cards loaded with Pistar. One is in microcase with oled and the other custom card board box 😁with Nextion display. I have other bits and pieces to include as well. $200 gets the whole kit and kabootle. 
I also have  MFJ 1699S multiband stud mount antenna. $50 as well. Buyer pays shipping. 
I have a 4SQRP Cyclone that I bought and didn’t get running. I have some spare parts and documentation. Has two lifted traces from me attempting repairs. Free to good home, you pay shipping. Let me know.

Jess AE0CW

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